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12.05.2012

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts



  • There's just no way to ignore a bomb threat (Decatur ISD received one yesterday if you haven't heard), and I don't see how that will ever change. 
  • The Update says the school is offering a $2,500 reward for an arrest and conviction of the suspect.  I'm not saying that's a bad idea, but I don't know how they have the authority to award tax funds as a reward. We've got a Crimestoppers funds which has to have tens (if not hundreds) of thousands of dollars in it. 
  • Breaking Bad fans: I'm all the way to "The Fly" episode. So far, I'm getting close to proclaiming this as the greatest show of all time, but I hope it doesn't jump the shark. 
  • Kate Middleton's firstborn will trump Prince Harry in the succession line to the throne. If she had twins and if they were delivered by Cesarean section, the doctor's choice of which one to remove first trumps his twin sibling for that role. 
  • Had a client charged with forgery out of Boyd who swore to me she didn't do it. I hear that all the time, but I believed her although the victim picked her out of a photo lineup. Yesterday, with the cooperation of the DA's office, we agreed to get the two together so the victim could see my client in person in order to see if the victim would actually be willing to testify in court that it was her who passed the check. He looked at my client for about 10 seconds and boldly said, "That's not her." The case was dismissed. Kudos to the DA's office. They could have declined that interview and offered a "take or leave it" plea bargain and made us risk going to trial to find out if the victim would ID her in court. 
  • Some defense lawyers in other counties will think I'm nuts for agreeing to, in essence, a one person line up. But those guys have never practiced law in the same small town for twenty years. And those guys don't know if they can trust the prosecutor they are dealing with. 
  • Haven't seen a James Wood Motors commercial in a while.
  • Sports columnist Jason Whitlock is getting a lot of press in light of the Bob Costas' rant. That guy constantly brings out a flamethrower with over the top opinions. (He's also the guy who will tweet, "Hey, someone throw me a link to my most recent column" for some ultimate "look at me" attention.)
  • I heard about the capital murder suspect in Dallas grabbing a deputy's gun and escaping from Parkland Hospital last night. I had no idea it was the guy who allegedly sexually assaulted a 16 year old and then tricked her into meeting him off Facebook in order to prevent her from testifying against him.  (He was captured, but I'm stunned he didn't off himself.)
  • Christmas lights are more fragile than newborns.
  • There's a new "viral" video of a kid crying about a sports issue. This time, a kid is told Mike Napoli  is leaving the Rangers to go to the Red Sox. Message to parents: You are a bad parent if you film your kid for the sole purpose of watching him cry on video in order to do a bit. 
  • Now the New York Post is running front pages about its front page. 


35 comments:

Anonymous said...

Knowing there's a bomb laying around the schoolhouse is something a few people may need to be brought up to speed on but you don't want to blow it outta proportion so to speak.

Katy Anders said...

"The Fly" episode stands out. It's so random and so perfect...

Anonymous said...

Misstaken identify is a scary thing. Witnesses can be very wrong. Be very afraid, especially if you have a mug shot in Wise County. If you are innocent it will cost you some money and maybe even jail time.

Bacon said...

Bacon Scale
4.7 out of 5
DANGGGGG!!!!! She has a smoking body
GJ!!!! BG

Anonymous said...

No sharks in sight. It just keeps getting better.

6353 Juan Tabo, Apartment 6. Yeah...

DF Heisenberg

Brandon said...

I'm surprised you didn't make that pronouncement about Breaking Bad 3 episodes ago. "One Minute" is about the most tense 50 minutes you can spend on tv.

Anonymous said...

Sometimes when I get done shaken hands with the President I find my Fly down.

SpanishWarDonkey said...

- Had a bomb threat called in my fr. year of college just before what turned out to be one my easier finals that semester.
- You know it'll end up being a plea deal with probation probably and no money will have to be given out... Looks like DISD does too.
- Breaking Bad is probably one of the best shows ever made... And the longer you watch the more of a badass Walt becomes.
- I'll never understand the American love affair with The Royal Family.
- Congrats on the bold move.
- I wish people of mild fame would realize how insignificant they really are in the entire scheme of things. Be it sports personalities to celebrities to real estate moguls; if none of you woke up ever again the world would not be any different. This goes for 99.9999999% of the worlds 's population.
- Do yourself a favor in the future; donate your old lights and buy new ones every year. Yeah it costs more money, but another $50 is worth not having a headache. Plus, you did some good for a less fortunate family that otherwise might now have lights on their house for the kids.
- I see your point about filming your kid, but those YouTube videos with ads are big money makers and that is hard to come by these days. I'm not justifying it, just saying I understand. Besides, maybe the parents just genuinely thought it was funny and have no ill will towards the little tike. Besides, if he knows who Nap is at that age, his life CAN'T be all that bad!
- Journalism is dead in America and has been for quite some time. What's worse is making a pun out of a situation where someone lost their life. It's a sad world we live in.

Anonymous said...

"those guys don't know if they can trust the prosecutor they are dealing with."

Or they just don't realize how many "good ol boy", or under the table deals are made. Your trusting of a prosecutor points out your willingness to throw your clients under the bus, for a favorable plea on another case.

Am I wrong? Please prove me wrong...

Anonymous said...

If you are even accused of a crime in Wise Co, you are guilty. I dont see the fairness in cops shooting off their mouths to the press before there are facts to support them.

Anonymous said...

No fake fingernails, real tan, nice funbags, good job.



Clay Cooley Nissan commercials were a beating!

Anonymous said...

'Misstaken identify'


I don't want to be critical of your grammar, but did you go to public school?

Anonymous said...

"He looked at my client for about 10 seconds and boldly said, "That's not her.""

And I'll be seeing you at the trial for the next forger...

Double Fake Brady Material

Anonymous said...

9:05 AM

That would be Clay Cooley Isuzu. And those were some badass "shows"!!!

Anonymous said...

You wood prolly defend the subway fiend murderer in a court of law.

Triple Fake... said...


I'm thinking that the farther down the line of succession Harry gets, the more relieved he is. That way, he can be viewed as the eccentric relative who can get away with more stuff because his chances of ascending to the throne are nil.
In the case of a C-section, why wouldn't the fetus closest to going down ye olde royal slide first be named the oldest. Shouldn't be too hard to determine.
And if it was twins, I think they should go with a dual monarchy - rather shake things up a bit, eh guv'na?

That newborn incident has burrowed into your mind to the point that it's now your yardstick, huh? How many times did you have to change into a fresh shirt while hanging the Christmas lights? And you can't count stapling your sleeve to the overhang - that was mostly jacket!

"Dad, you taught me everything I know about exterior illumination."
Triple Fake Rusty Griswold

Anonymous said...

When there's alcohol evidence cops are spot on in shooting off their mouths.

Anonymous said...

Skippy, "We've got a CRIMESTOPPERS funds?" When did you become employeed at Northlake?

Anonymous said...

I'm almost throught the first half of season 5. The show remains spectacular.

Anonymous said...

RTG: Geez BG, haven't we seen this fat cow before? Not good at all!!

Anonymous said...

$2500 Reward = Gift of Public Funds...Against the law. So school district will break the law to offer a reward for someone breaking the law. In this case, what will be my cash reward for turning them in for violating the law. I need extra Xmas, Holiday, Christmas, etc money. Can't wait!

Anonymous said...

Bet the lady in Boyd was the guilty party and begged the merchant not to identify her! Wonder if this is the scam artist I am referring to?!?!

Anonymous said...

10:10 AM

Where does that fit into the job description of "Protect And Serve"?
It doesn't. Your pay scale doesn't include being an official spokesman for the police. Know your role, keep your mouth shut, and let the real investigator make the call.

Anonymous said...

10:32

Are you drunk or High, maybe both. You probably liked Monday's RTG. Today's girl is smokin' hot. You need to wake up and get of the drugs.

Anonymous said...

Identity theft is a serious crime, Jim.

DF Dwight Schrute

Anonymous said...

I was a victim of identity theft but it worked out just fine for me because the person that stole it committed suicide. I guess he just handle being succesful, good looking, smart and conservative.

Anonymous said...

10:16 If you are going to criticize a person's spelling or grammar, please use spellchecker on your own post first.

Baylor Too said...

Breaking Bad is SUCH a good show! I'm all caught up now, and so I have to wait until next summer for the final eight episodes.

Just wait until you get to the part where they....

Anonymous said...

11:17
Yeah, I liked yesterday's! She was lean, mean and smokin' hot! This chick's fat saggy boobs are f__ing hideous! I am not drunk or high, I like the sporty girls that take care of themselves, not these no toned bags of flab that think that they should wear a bikini just be cause it is made in their size. If this girl got some exersize she would BE hot instead of just thinking she is!

Anonymous said...

I guess kids are not any smarter for having the laptops. You would think he would have written on there instead of a sheet of paper. Kids still use pen and paper???

Anonymous said...

Barry, you are correct. Have not seen the James Wood commercials in a while. Remember the old Shootin' Newton ads on Saturday morning television? Real TV!

My Other Brother Darryl

Anonymous said...

12:20- unless you are Channing Tatum, you are discredited by default.

Anonymous said...

12:20

You wouldn't know what natural beauty is if both of them slapped you in the face. Your probably not old enough to appreciate it.

Anonymous said...

It is not tax dollars, that would be an illegal gift of public funds!

It has to be a personal check from the supt or a board member

Anonymous said...

Watch and you will see it came from your pockets and tax dollars