- 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.
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