Skattershooting while considering that it has
already been three years since the Y2K celebration:
North Korea scares me a heck of a lot more than
Iraq but the Bush Administration would rather pick a fight with Iraq. Hmmm.
We can beat the latter but what about the former?
According to George Will, "You might think that
Jennifer Granholm, Michigan's 43-year-old attorney general and governor-elect,
would already be on the Democrats' short list of candidates for a place
on their party's national ticket. A graduate of Berkeley and Harvard Law
School and a Catholic mother of three, she is a former assistant federal
prosecutor." But there is no chance she can be president due to the Constitution
requiring the top job be held by only those who are "native born" in the
U.S. She was born in Canada.
Did you see the West Virginia guy that won the
at $314.9 million lotto? Even though he took the "cash option", his tax
bill will cover 1/3 of the entire budget deficit of his home state.
(According to National Public Radio).
The Visa Check card commercial with Tiki Barber
and his brother makes me laugh every time. The Charlie Sheen one is pretty
The new NFL policy requiring that a minority individual
be interviewed every time there is a head coaching job makes no sense.
Why in the world does Fit and Wise and Casa Torres
shut down so much during the holiday season?
Dallas Morning News headline on 12/27/02:
"Holiday Sales Could Be Worst in Decades". The story read as follows: "The
National Retail Federation, and industry group, said Thursday that holiday
sales will end up 3.5% to 4% higher than last year rather than a solid
4% higher." Huh?
The Nebraska Cornhuskers had not lost three games
in a row since 1961. The loss to Mississippi in its bowl game made it three
in a row in 2002.
Emmitt Smith received a Lamborghini from his wife
for breaking the rushing record. Rafael Palmerio received a Hummer from
his wife for his birthday. Hey ladies: You're not spending your money!
Worldcom, which is in bankruptcy, had sales of
$2.3 billion in October of 2002. How can the company not survive?
(Source: Dallas Morning News, page 2D, 12/27/02)
In the same business section of the paper it was
noted that residential real estate development has now reached the towns
of Melissa and Anna. That is, land development north of Dallas has now
gone so far as to be closer to the Oklahoma border than to downtown.
A great line from the movie "The Last Picture
Show". When one guys says "It could have been worse" the response was "I
suppose you can say that about anything."
Why does an audience of white folks have to engage
in rhythmic clapping every time someone sings on stage.
I subscribe to Netflix.
You can rent as many DVDs as you want (you can have three in your possession
at any one time) and there is never a late fee. It's all by mail and it's
I've always been confused by the state funded
signs along the highways that advertise restaurants. There is now one in
Rhome that promotes "Tater Junction".
Does any town have more tragedies than Paradise?
Did you know that Bill Parcells is older than
Jerry Jones? That's 61 and 60 years of age, respectively.
Rookie Giant tight end Jeremy Shockey is great
but he is a nut case.
When Dave Campo was fired, Jerry Jones read from
a prepared text. That is very unusual for Jerry (he didn't even do that
at Troy Aikman's retirement announcement when he knew NFL Films would be
rolling for posterity's sake).
After the Cowboy's final season loss to the Redskins,
Emmitt Smith said "They will find out that I'm not the problem." You may
not be the problem but you are a problem. (Ironically, the
front page of the Morning News showed a smiling Emmitt as he walked
off the field from the game).
Another football note: If Chad Hutchinson had
passed for 235 yards in the final game he would have been entitled to a
$1.1 million dollar bonus for surpassing 1,601 for the season. He ended
up 46 yards short.
University of Texas coach Mack Brown has never
won a conference championship. That's "conference" not "national".
The Air Force is now under fire for promoting
the use of amphetamine by its pilots (per the 12/20/02 edition of ABC's
20/20). Hmmm. Our government supports it on one hand and then turns
around arrests your poor old Wise County sap for making it for his own
Due to the proliferation of cell phones, how long
do you think pay phones will exist?
The National Office of Drug Control Policy runs
those TV ads that depict two guys talking about how drug use, in a round
about way, supports terrorism. The only time I ever see them, however,
is during This Week with George Stephanopoulos . Does that audience
need to hear that message?
Rudy Giuliani, the former New York City mayor,
wrote a book this year called "Leadership". Isn't that patting yourself
on the back just a bit too much?
I really don't have much to say about the Trent
Lott scandal other than I can't take my eyes off of Strom Thurmond every
time I see that infamous video clip.
The "three whistleblowers" were named Time
Magazine's "Persons of the Year". Quick. Name one.
Maybe I'm slow, but I've never really understood
"Doonesbury" by Garry Trudea.
With Al Gore out of the 2004 presidential race,
Joe Lieberman is considering giving it a run. He stands no chance of even
obtaining the Democratic nomination.
White House press secretary Ari Fleischer says
this about the upcoming presidential race: "Someone will emerge from the
Democratic field who will ultimately seek to raise taxes on the American
It looks like the epic "Gangs of New York" will
flop at the box office. MTV's "Jackass" movie, on the other hand,
was a hit.
I've yet to see "My Big Fat Greek Wedding". I
also want to see "Catch Me If You Can" and "About Schmidt".
Speaking of movies, don't you hate the "Top Ten"
lists at the end of the year that include about seven independant/foreign
films that you've never heard of?
The New York Times has now raised the price
of its daily edition to $1.00. When do you think the Dallas Morning
News/Star Telegram will go to 75 cents? When did the price rise from
25 cents anyway?
VP Dick Cheney sure has taken an even lower profile
than normal lately. It wouldn't surprise me if he doesn't join Bush in
his re-election campaign. It also wouldn't surprise me to see J.C.
Watts take his place.
I've hated every episode of "Dharma and Greg"
that I've ever seen.
The Joe Millionaire TV series on Fox looks
like it will be very funny.
Green served as District Attorney for Wise and Jack Counties from 1993
through 2000. He is now a partner in the Decatur law firm of Smith
& Green, P.C.
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