12.11.2012

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts


  • The reaction to this Cowboy tragedy is really surprising to me. Jason Garrett fully supported Josh Brent yesterday at the press conferences and said he is fully welcome at the Cowboys' facility.
  • What happened to the lock-em-up-and-throw-away-the-key mentality?
  • And the boys on The Ticket were speculating that the Cowboys would pay for Brent's criminal defense. Two words: No. Way. 
  • The victim's family said yesterday that they didn't want Josh Brent to go to prison. Note that they don't make the call, the DA's office decides whether to push for that. But it is always interesting when a victim's family and the DA's office get cross-ways.
  • But what in the world was the victim's mom and grandmother doing on Piers Morgan last night? That wreck was barely 48 hours old and they are flying to New York to be on TV. Sheesh. 
  • Jerry Jones said on The Fan this morning that Josh Brent will ride to and sit with the victim's family at the memorial service today.
  • The range of punishment is 2 to 20 years in prison, but a judge or jury could suspend any sentence and place Brent on probation. (Yeah, I know the "deadly weapon" aspect tricks it up.)
  • The charge is "Intoxication Manslaughter." Not "voluntary manslaughter" or "involuntary manslaughter". 
  • The fact that Brent had a prior DWI out of Illinois does not change the range of punishment.
  • There was a lady who came forward yesterday to say Brent wasn't trying to get the victim out of the car after the crash and she, in essence, had to "coerce" him to help.  I was skeptical when I read her account. When I heard the audio of her describing it, she sounded credible.
  • But a drunk and stunned Brent may not have been the clearest thinker after the wreck. 
  • There were 12 Dallas Cowboys at the club along with Josh Brent?
  • Some are saying that the Cowboys victory at Cincinnati on Sunday may be one of the team's greatest victories of all time because of the tragedy. I don't get that at all. 
  • Mark Cuban hosted TMZ the other day in place of Harvey Levin. That sleazy and cheesy role is perfect for him. 
  • Last night I coaxed those in the house to watch an episode of The Three Stooges. Everyone was laughing except Mrs. LL who had a "McKayla Maroney is not impressed" look on her face. 
  • How are they not tracking the bomb threat calls to Decatur High School? These kids using a burner phone ala The Wire? Edit: According to the Update, the threat wasn't made via phone and three teenage girls have been "arrested."
  • I went 12-2 in the Wise County Courthouse Fantasy Football league, finished the regular season in first place, and then got bounced in the first round of the playoffs. 
  • There's a sexual assault of a child case starting this morning at the courthouse. It's a He Said/She Said which are always the hardest cases of all.
  • We got our Christmas tree up in a timely manner but the guy who normally puts our lights on the roof (I ain't getting up there) isn't returning our calls or emails. (Oh, and I think we've trained the Family Pup to attack the Family Cat every time the cat gets near the tree. Mrs. LL put bells on the lower branches to warn us when the cat's War On Christmas begins.)



34 comments:

Anonymous said...

i'll take the one on the right

Anonymous said...

i'll tell you sumpin fer sure, if they dont get those cars off the road a lot more people are goin to get killt.
ban the car and the gun. life would be lots more safe

Anonymous said...

Buy a ladder and put up the dang lights yourself!!!!! You are a man right????

Anonymous said...

The drunk driving Cowboys: Bird of a feather stick together...it's all about the money in this case.

That lousy Jerry Brown should not have even had a license to drive with his record..glad it killed one of his own and not an innocent sober driver.

Anonymous said...

Please find a high resolution of Sarah Savage (Johhny Football's girl) for your next RTG.

Anonymous said...

Crop the one on the left and re-post. Please!

Anonymous said...

i bet the 3 girls that made the bomm threat don't ever do that again. went from teenage pranksters to terrist felons jess lak dat..

Anonymous said...

what's that foul smell this morning??

Bacon said...

Bacon Scale
Left
3.5 out of 5
Not bad

Right
3.6 out of 5
She is cute.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if these might have been the same ones who made the first threat?

Double Stupid Twitt Katie Couric

Anonymous said...

Cowboys posted Josh Brent's bail, yes they will pay for his defense.

Anonymous said...

Left, right, don't matter. I probably can't have either.

Triple Fake... said...

When you factor in the violent death of a teammate (and the blame for it on another) less than 36 hours earlier , the ability to maintain focus and win Sunday is significant. I wouldn't put it up there as one of the best of all time, though

Grown females, as a rule, give the Three Stooges the McKayla treatment. Or, it was payback for your "good grief" comment yesterday about the male stripper movie. Ask her if she would find it amusing if the same slapstick (no pun intended) routines were performed by McConaughey, Tatum et al.

If the Family Cat is so opposed to Christmas, maybe you should look into getting it a Festivus scratching post.

Frank Costanza: "Many Christmases ago, I went to buy a doll for my son. I reached for the last one they had, but so did another man. As I rained blows upon him, I realized there had to be another way."
Cosmo Kramer: "What happened to the doll?"
Frank: "It was destroyed. But out of that a new holiday was born: a Festivus for the rest of us!"
Kramer: "That must have been some kind of doll."
Frank: "She was."

Anonymous said...

Bet if Josh Brent hits some other vehicle and kills others; whole different deal. My gosh, it's almost as if he is a poor victim of circumstance here. "Tragedy"? Wow.

Anonymous said...

10 days from now, we won't have to worry about:

Wrong way drivers, drunk drivers, texters, taxes, the 1%, the fiscal cliff, recession, or picking up dog food after work...

Sean Elliott's Dirty Dead Kidney said...

8:44, Jerry Brown is the decedent, while Josh Brent is the accused.

Anonymous said...

Baron, please stop posting 'bacon scale'. He has lost it totally. He prolly posting from Denton state school.
His credibility gone to 0 on a scale is 1-5.

Anonymous said...

Maybe it's our puritanical origins, but we have a strange view on intoxication in this country. Drink, drive, go to jail as they say. But drink and then sign a contract, and you can argue to have it thrown out because you weren't in your right mind at the time. Which is is? Are we responsible for our actions no matter what or aren't we?

Josh Brent was indeed stupid for driving while intoxicated, but he didn't kidnap anyone. Any adult in his car knew his state of mind and willfully got into the car with him. Unless you want to argue his passengers were intoxicated and couldn't make that decision. But if they couldn't be held responsible how can Josh Brent?

Anonymous said...

Josh Brown, Jerry Brent, Jovan Belcher? Who gives a rat's ass.

Anonymous said...

Josh Brent will serve less time than Michael Vick. And he will not be vilified when he is released.

Anonymous said...

It's so cold outside I just saw a Democrat with his hands in his own pockets. ..

Anonymous said...

I hate thta 10:36 is almost certainly right.

You can put a cigar out on a kid's face, but kick a dog, and you're evil. You can accidentally fire a gun in a nightclub and get 2 years, but intentionally drink to intoxication and then drive your Mercedes to a fireball with a dead co-worker? Felony probation, so long as you attend the memorial service with his folks and look really, REALLY sorry.

--EmmGee

DLW said...

10:10 am
"Josh Brent was indeed stupid for driving while intoxicated, but he didn't kidnap anyone. Any adult in his car knew his state of mind and willfully got into the car with him. Unless you want to argue his passengers were intoxicated and couldn't make that decision. But if they couldn't be held responsible how can Josh Brent?"

Bingo

Anonymous said...

Just wandering BG. Have you had your eyes checked lately?

Anonymous said...

Still need your Christmas Lights put up? Call David at 817-597-0604 He does a great job. Need Firewood? He sells that too.

Anonymous said...

bg needs # of sumone who can give him his testicles back.
they been long gone sumtime now.

Anonymous said...

10:45

I'm a liberal Dem wennie, but I still chuckled at your post. Very funny.

Wish more post on here made me laugh in a good kind of wayl

Anonymous said...

Just wandering

As in forty days and 40 nights?

Anonymous said...

Bacon has gone turkey on us.

Anonymous said...

We had a tragedy in our family. The other family was very loving and forgiving. It happens in real life with real families.

Anonymous said...

Bacon needs to get his Wise Co. scale checked. My bad, can't fix the poor judgement of the inbred!

J.D Goodwin said...

You have to keep grades, attendance, and attitude to playbill in school... Shouldn't be allowed to go/stay pro with a record...

Anonymous said...

Not a good RTG, BG. Especially the right. Bacon is without or the score wouldn't be that big.

This is a bit.

Anonymous said...

He was a grown man, able to make his own decision! If me and my friends went out, I would NEVER want them responsible for my decisions! I would know that they would not expect to have a accident. Which is what it is! Now if we would be talking about a child... That would be different!! They have no say so! Adults should be responsible for their decisions.. If I go out with friends, that's an adult decision