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2.05.2013

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts


  • They saved that little boy being held in a bunker in Alabama but they haven't disclosed the details of how they did it.  One reporter asked the Sheriff last night if an explosion they heard in the afternoon had something to do with it but he wouldn't say.
  • Attorney General Greg Abbott and Ted Nugent, among others, were on Piers Morgan last night "discussing" guns. Man, it made me cringe.
  • This morning Nugent said, "Did I dance on his skull with an intellectual pirouette or what?” He might want to re-watch the tape.
  • February Fog?
  • Facebook page of the Boyd man killed yesterday in a traffic accident on 114.
  • The murder case where Chris Kyle is the victim will be tricky. Decorated war veteran killed by war veteran driving crazy by war.
  • I've had clients who have suffered from PTSD. There's no myth about that. It's very, very real. 
  • The Neighbor's Cat was catting around in our back yard in the middle of the night causing The Family Cat to go crazy. I got up and let The Family Pup out to go chase it. The Pup launches out of the back door like a cruise missile when I do that. 
  • The Update notes that the man who was injured in a home invasion last year has died from his injuries. Will the invaders now be charged with murder? Not likely. All of the suspects have already pled to Aggravated Robbery and have been sentenced. 
  • I think the correct term is "pleaded" instead of "pled" but no one uses "pleaded" because it sounds so weird. 
  • Johnny Depp as the Lone Ranger just sounds cool.
  • The Internet was abuzz yesterday about the bones of Richard III being found under a parking lot in England.  I hope I'm not the only one who wasn't sure there even was a Richard III.
  • Note about the Mavericks "keeping their powder dry": They got drilled by Oklahoma City last night while former Mav Tyson Chandler had 20 rebounds for the Knicks. 



72 comments:

Anonymous said...

RTG: Me gusta los tetons!

Anonymous said...

The doctor who did that to her should lose his license.

Anonymous said...

Holy Crap, them some big ones....

Anonymous said...

http://www.txcscopereview.com/2013/cscope-communist-indoctrinate/. Check it out.

Bacon said...

Bacon Scale
2 out of 5
Not good BG!

Colin Z said...

While I'm sure Johnny Depp playing the Lone Ranger would be cool, he'll in fact be playing Tonto in the upcoming movie.

Anonymous said...

Ted is a little crazy, but Piers Morgan is an Idiot!If he don't like it then he needs to swim back home...

Anonymous said...

Correction: Johnny Depp is NOT playing The Lone Ranger. Johnny Depp is playing Tonto.

The Jackal

Anonymous said...

Yep, had an elderly (but brilliant) Torts professor in law school, who taught us the there is no such word as "pled"--the correct past tense term is "pleaded". Sounds strange to me, also!

Anonymous said...

Johnny Depp would be playing Tonto, in the Lone Ranger...you're showing your age.

Anonymous said...

RTG: She went to Mexico for a boob job, and came back with a hack job.
(Always go under the muscle, and never thru the armpit.)

Anonymous said...

Leopard hunting anyone??

Anonymous said...

Johnny Depp is not the Lone Ranger. He is Tonto.

Anonymous said...

Jay Leno chin.

Anonymous said...

“Let’s keep the White House white!”


Undercover Brother movie was ahead of it time.

Fun D. Mentalist said...

I guess you were too young to have the Colonel at BULaw for Evidence. He had a spiel that took up most of a lecture on the correct choice between "pleaded" and "pled." He said that if you ever mentioned pled you would never make law review. I followed his advice but still never made law review.

Anonymous said...

Decorated war veteran killed by war veteran driving crazy by war.

The alleged murderer was an armorer (firearm technician). I don't know, but I doubt he ever left the wire or went out on combat patrols. I also doubt he has a Purple Heart or at least a Bronze Star (Combat V) among his decorations.

What were his decorations? I'm guessing he was awarded the following which most Marines get:

Gedunk Medal (National Defense Service Medal)
Global War on Terrorism Medal
Good Conduct Medal
A couple of Campaign medals
Some sort of Expeditionary medal
Meritorious Service Medal
Combat Action Medal (he was in the general vicinity of combat going on)

DF Ghost of Richard III said...

I don't care if she's a fakie or not. I'd still love to rattle her bones.

Anonymous said...

Seriously? A reporter heard an explosion, then the boy was free, and the reporter had to ask a question "did the explosion have something to do with it?". Wow. No, reporter...what you heard was a coincidental, ramdom explosion of cow patties that just happened to occur at the same place and at the same time as this hostage situation was resolved quietly. Reporter must by with Yahoo...

Anonymous said...

PTSD, we had a lot of crazy men in my army unit. They were unable to get a job in the private sector because of their mental problems so they ended up in the army. When they finish their tour and are discharged they suddenly have PISD. Then they get a government check the rest of their life. Check the background on the guy from Lancaster and you will see what I write about.

Anonymous said...

RTG: Love the BMI on that girl but her plastic surgeon should be shot! What a WASTE!

Anonymous said...

Johnny Depp is playing Toto.

Anonymous said...

Piers Morgan makes me cringe too.

Anonymous said...

Decorated war veteran killed by decorated war veteran DRIVEN crazy by war. SHEEESH.

Anonymous said...

An interesting read on PTSD and why the author feels that it had no effect on this case.

Triple Fake... said...

I assume you mean that you weren't sure Richard III was an actual historical person, instead of just a character in a Shakespeare play. But hoping others are as clueless as you are?! WTH?

Is it not possible to be charged with robbery AND murder for the same crime? Seems like the only thing you can't do is charge them with capital murder, because they've already been convicted of the lateral crime that qualifies it as such

You already know by now what role Depp is playing in the new LR movie. The trailer looks very ordinary, even with a budget of $250M. Nowadays, all it takes is a big name, a few 'splosions, and lots of gloss to draw in the masses.
yawn

The Dude said...

I'm not sure about this---Is Johnny Depp playing Tonto? Just wondering because no one has said anything about it.

Anonymous said...

Piers Morgan is playing the Lone Ranger.

Anonymous said...

I was in court in Erath County yesterday. There is some serious concern that the SEALS will show up and take justice into their own hands. And if they did, there isn't anything that could be done about it and no one would ever find them. Hope that fear is unfounded but I am not sure it is.

Anonymous said...

The girl of the day or whatever you call her is a repeat from Sept. 20,2012.

Nice cans

Anonymous said...

Johnny can put his shoes under my bed anytime..no matter whether he is Tonto or the Long Ranger! Bring it on!!!

Confederate Colonel Lingus said...

Piers Morgan is playing with the Lone Ranger?

Kinky

Anonymous said...

RTG = Repeat...but that's ok.

Anonymous said...

It's not a HOT water heater, it's just a water heater!

Rage

Anonymous said...

plead pled pleading
bleed bled bleeding
lead led leading

read read reading

Anonymous said...

My experience with Army clients with PTSD:

1. Client shot his dad four times in the middle of the night, while his dad was coming up the stairs.

2. Client jumped the fence of a facility and beat a man to death with a lug wrench.

Anonymous said...

I've seen The Lone Ranger and he dies with his pink boots on. Tonto lives with his pink moccasins on.

Anonymous said...

Lone Ranger is riding a Hot Water Heater. Tonto is pleading guilty to stealing the Black Pearl.

Anonymous said...

The alleged murderer was an armorer (firearm technician). I don't know, but I doubt he ever left the wire or went out on combat patrols. I also doubt he has a Purple Heart or at least a Bronze Star (Combat V) among his decorations.

Dude, there are female logistics personnel in the National Guard (in other words, weekend-warrior truck drivers) that are fully involved in combat when they get ambushed. I can see an all-hands-on-deck scenario involving an armorer. And you can get wounded just going to lunch over there.

Is it not possible to be charged with robbery AND murder for the same crime?

It is. The question here is not whether or not he can be charged, because if you find one element that is not included in the previous crime that he was convicted of (in this case, "caused the death of a person" is not an element in the lesser crime of "robbery"), you can be charged for the second crime without double jeopardy being an issue. The issue here, to me, is whether or not the guy died within a year. My hot criminal law opinion is that if he died outside a year from the date of the injury, then the death is not legally connected to the injury. If he died within a year, then they can be charged with murder.

Seems like the only thing you can't do is charge them with capital murder, because they've already been convicted of the lateral crime that qualifies it as such

Actually, since they already pled (pleaded!) guilty to the other offense, it seems to me that all the state would have to do is connect the injury to the death and they've made their capital case.

Is it odd to anyone else that I'm the law and order guy in this thread?

Also, if you think pled/pleaded was a controversy, just pronounce plenary the wrong way. It got you kicked out of class in a hurry when I was there.

Rage

Anonymous said...

9:09, Are they remaking the Wizard of Oz as well?

Anonymous said...

9:05, Is PISD a more angry form of PTSD?

Anonymous said...

The water at my house comes from a hot spring, which is heated further by a water heater, so I do have a hot water heater. I also have a hot water cooler.

Anonymous said...

The Dude-I couldn't tell either, wish someone would clear it up. But anon 9:09 seems to think he's in the remake of The Wizard of Oz! :)

Anonymous said...

Rumors of my demise have been greatly exaggerated.

Double Fake King Richard III

HarveyLee said...

Why did we not have a plethora of PTSD after WW ll?
Think about all of those young guys who were drafted ( didn't want to be there to begin with) and didn't come home all psycho. Some of them were gone for YEARS with no rotation stateside but still kept it together.
Is the current generation weaker? Are we getting worse candidates for service in an all volunteer army?
Anyone here have a possible explanation?

Anonymous said...

What's a tonto? Why is the ranger lonley? And I thot Depp was a pirate.

Anonymous said...

I woulda went with a nose and chin before the boobs.

Anonymous said...

ban piers morgan

The Old Joke Recycler said...

Dammit Tonto--I said posse.

Anonymous said...

One of my relatives returned from WWII with PSTD, then called shellshocked. He spent many years in VA hospitals. In the mid 1950's, mind altering drugs allowed him to be released from the hospital. He was never really ok and certainly had no business having a gun. He was good when he took his medications but that had to be closely supervised because he thought he was fine when he didn't take them. He did try to kill when he did not take the meds. Surely many of you know about all of those who returned shellshocked, the name just changed.

Anonymous said...

Ted Nugent killed it (pun indended). He put Piers Morgan in his place and he did it with just a couple of words.

In response to Morgan listing off the countries with the lowest rates of murder by firearms, Ted fires back with, "They countries don't have the 2nd Amendment."

And yeah, Ted won that battle. Not sure which part you were referring to, but the entire interview went Ted's way.

Stay Classy

Anonymous said...

Why did we not have a plethora of PTSD after WW ll?

We did. Those vets just went about their business beating their kids and wives and killing themselves in silence. Mental health problems weren't as accepted then as they are now, so they just weren't discussed, and rarely treated.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Love it when Mz uses her "Rage" persona.
Someone who is important to her must be in town. Someone who has told her she better keep her online-crazy-town in check...

Lawdog said...

I think Barry knows Depp is playing Tonto. He stated that he's playing the Lone Ranger just to yank everyone's chain and watch all the corrections come in. I think the RTG is another example of that. He gets more joy out of putting up an occasional photo of someone not worthy of the blog. Your comments keep the fun alive for Barry. Remember he's devious by nature. He's a lawyer.

Anonymous said...

What no comments on this Wise County story..

http://www.myfoxdfw.com/story/20968570/kinkajou-captured-in-wise-county

Anonymous said...

Most PTSD occurs in those with mental illness or a family history of it. And especially if they also drink and do drugs, which a high number of them do. It is also common in those with TBI, usually concussive, and many from just the pressure created by the
explosion.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if the little boy suffered injury from the explosion, and if the parents were warned and given a choice. I still think they should've gotten a Hector type psycho-psychologist to talk the crazy person into shooting himself.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely plenty of vets from WWII with PTSD including my father-in-law. That bronze star he never really could tell us about haunted him all of his drunken days. It robbed him of his fotune, his wife and his kids. He only died last year but he was a victim of WWII as much as anybody.

Anonymous said...

PTSD has always existed, Men just had a better way of handling it.

Remember hearing the words shell shock and battle fatigue...

Some opted to use the more politically correct term "pussy"... wait, am I getting that right?? I think I meant wimpy

Instead of crying about it and collecting welfare checks, they started and joined VFW Posts.

Today's veterans just need to rediscover what great bars those places are.

Alcohol, the solution to and cause of most of life's problems

DF Homer Simpson

Anonymous said...

Yea, they go right from AA to the VFW

Anonymous said...

You can't compare desert storm to WW I and II, have you seen whats in our so called Military today. There is a reason we are losing to people who use there hands to wipe their Ass and have sex with goats. Most people that join the Military can't make it in the job force and are really not that sharp to begin with. Go ahead and cue the Eagle whistle and put on a Brush Popper shirt and stand up at Nascar and sing Lee Greenwood. For the record I am a conservative who hates liberals just staing the facts.

Anonymous said...

Taut. Very, very taut.

My Other Brother Darryl

Anonymous said...

PTSD has always been around, we just used to deal with it differently.

Double Fake George S. Patton

Baylor Too said...

You didn't mention in the Random Thoughts that yesterday was the 30-year anniversary of Karen Carpenter's death. How come?

Anonymous said...

"The murder case where Chris Kyle is the victim will be tricky. Decorated war veteran killed by war veteran driving crazy by war"

You're assuming a bit much by assuming the guy wasn't crazy to begin with.

Anonymous said...

Lots of Double Fake Doctor Phils in here.

Anonymous said...

Trust that Phil King can solve this one

Anonymous said...

PTSD... Had a relative that was a Special Forces in the Army. He suffered some horrific stuff during his tour. He had to kill a younger person with a bomb strapped to him to keep him from killing innocent civilians. He was never the same after that! His fellow soldier busted in a door right in front of him and was killed as they stormed a place holding hostages. His leg was mangled pretty bad. They sent him to Germany to patch him together and then on to the States with an honorable discharge. He could not get a job doing things he is good at (Government) because he can't run fast or bend his ankle well enough to climb a ladder. He suffers from PTSD. He was such a sweet boy growing up... but he will never be the same. War is indeed hell and we need to respect our Vets and help them anyway we can!

Anonymous said...

I'm 12:18 again.
My relative did not drink.
His brother also in WWII was ok after the war and was able to deal with everything.
When the brothers reunited, the ok one knew exactly what had changed his brother. He saw it too many times.
Unreal to me that anyone would blame anything else for his everyday trauma.
No, he never had another job but he didn't really have a life either.
Unless you consider living in VA hospitals and nursing homes a really good life.

The Donald said...

Baylor Too said...
You didn't mention in the Random Thoughts that yesterday was the 30-year anniversary of Karen Carpenter's death. How come?


Maybe Barry just got busy yesterday, once more, and forgot to include it in the RTs, for all we know.

Anonymous said...

I read something somewhere that talked about the difference between the veterans from WWII and the current veterans and PTSD. One of their theories is in WWII they took them from battle, put them on a ship and it was weeks to months before they returned home. They were together and supported each other and had some time to distance themselves before returning to their families. Now we put them on a plane and they are home w/in hours w/o a chance to regroup.

Now this over simplifies a lot of things and of course PTSD has always existed but I do think there is value to the theory.

Anonymous said...

Johnny Depp as the Lone Ranger? I don't think that's right.