Skattershooting on the day that only comes
once every four years:
- Most Bridgeport Bull fans are curious
about the progress of Phillip Daugherty at Texas Tech. According to Fox
Sports, this is the skinny on Tech's plans for next season at QB: "Sonny Cumbie was the
backup last year, but he's going to be pushed by star JUCO transfer
Robert Johnson this summer". Making things even more difficult is that
Tech signed Ennis quarterback star Graham Harrell this month. Daugherty
is only a redshirt freshman.
- Did you know that Trophy Club has a law
against rooting around in a dumpster? Is that a big problem in Trophy
- I noticed that the NFL is so protective
of its trademarked name "Super Bowl" that only official advertisers
could use it in their promotions. That's why you heard some bars and
restaurants talk about specials that will be offered on the day of the
- I liked Fox's My Big Fat Obnoxious Fiancé
but it sure did make me tense during the last couple of episodes
- Does anyone remember what the credit
card Visa used to be called? That would be BankAmericard.
- I love the genius of the weight loss
commercials for the pill cortislim. They use two great hook lines: (1)
the drug is only for those that "need to lose a lot of weight" and not
just for losing a few pounds and (2) "Being fat is not your fault".
- I think John Edwards is the only
Democrat that could beat George W. Bush. John Kerry just looks too
weird. (I don't think this analysis is equal to that of George Will's).
- Everyone makes a big deal out of the
number of home made methamphetamine labs in Wise County. Last year, 677
meth labs were busted in Illinois.
- For some reason, the New Hampshire
primary seemed to seal the race for John Kerry. In the past, it didn't
mean squat. John McCain beat George Bush and Paul Tsongas beat Bill
Clinton in New Hampshire.
- You don't see this everyday in the sports
page: "Cleveland Indians minor
leaguer Kazuhito Tadano is asking for forgiveness for what he called a
one-time mistake -- his appearance in a gay porn video in which he
engaged in a homosexual act."
- My sweet bride loves the recently
concluded "The Bachlorette". In between the “that guy’s cute” comments
(which are numerous), I think to myself that the lone female, Meredith,
does absolutely nothing for me.
- The godfather of soul, James Brown, didn't look too good after his most recent
- Hasn't Fidel Castro been in Cuba forever?
- Sports columnist and radio talk show
Randy Galloway may be getting a bit old. In discussing past Super Bowl
entertainment, he referred to Aerosmith and Aerospeed. And it wasn't a
slip of the tongue.
- Millionaire Robert Durst was acquitted
of killing a man in Texas (he said he killed in self defense and then
dismembered the body). Anyway, one of the jurors that found him not
guilty subsequently visited him in jail as Durst awaits trial on bail
jumping charges. That is the ultimate kick in the booty to the
- The new Sonic that is located just past
Jeterville will never make it.
- Want to see some
crazy sidewalk art
- I think the Senate hearings that were
prompted after Janet Jackson exposed a boob were a little silly. No one
was more over the top than Rep. Heather Wilson who was almost in tears
as she told the president of Viacom that he puts shocking things on
TV because “it lines your pockets”.
- I love “Tell It To Tim” on Fox4News.
- I was watching “Pretty Women” the other
day and I was surprised to see Jason Alexander (“George Constanza”)
play a major role in the movie.
- This is crazy: KTCK morning host George
Dunham revealed that the Dallas
Morning News charged him $480 to run a standard obituary of his
- Joan Kroc, McDonald's heiress, gave an
estimated $1.5 billion to Salvation Army. Do you think they still
need to have people ringing the bell at Walmart?
- Did you know that Randy Jackson of
American Idol is a former guitarist of the band Journey?
- Former presidential candidate Howard Dean
(who fell off the radar screen faster than anyone else in history) was
lambasted for his odd yell that he gave after his defeat in Iowa.
Although I thought he was beaten up a bit too much, it was funny that
some labeled his rant at the "I Have a Scream" speech. (It was
delivered on MLK day by the way)
- About a year ago, Lisa Ann Diaz of
Collin County allegedly drowned her two children, ages 5 and 3, in a
bathtub and then placed them on her bed. The Collin County DA has now
decided not to seek the death penalty. Isn't is a bit odd that a
prosecutor, using whatever standards he wants, can decide who dies and
- Remember when John Wiley Price was
constantly raising hell? What happened?
- Pete rose is one dumb guy.
- The archives of the Bill Clinton
presidential library will contain 39,999,998 e-mails by the former
president's staff and two by the man
- Why does Schepp's Dairy always offer
rewards in criminal cases?
- Did you see that Dr. Phil's son has
written a book on teen obesity? They guy is 24 years old. Too young to
give any advise on anything but smart enough to cash in on daddy's fame.
- Groundhog day is very odd.
- The movie "Back to the Future" was set
in 1985 and the Michael J. Fox's lead character traveled back to 1955.
If the movie was made to day, he would travel "way back" to 1974.
- UT's basketball team beat Oklahoma 66-37.
OU went 1 of 21 from the three point range.
- Top managers of Parkland Hospital wanted
to spend $22 million for an "efficiency study" to determine why the
hospital is $76 million over budget. If those managers are in charge of
spending, I think I know why there is a $76 million deficit. The
County Commissioners nixed the idea.
- With ideas like Netflix and video on
demand, I don't think Blockbuster will be around in 20 years.
- Wasn't it a little weird for the USA
network to have already broadcast a movie on the alleged Scott Peterson
- Movie review: "Capturing the
Friedman's", the documentary about a family accused of sexual abuse,
was pretty good. As liberal as I am, though, even I thought those
accused were guilty.
- Movie review: "Spellbound", the
documentary about the National Spelling Bee, wasn't bad. It was
interesting to hear one of the contestants, who was originally from
India, say "You don't get second chances in India like you do in
- Movie review: "Lost in Translation",
which is up for an Oscar for Best Picture, completely
- Movie review: "Thirteen", in which Holly
Hunter is up for a best supporting actress Oscar, isn't bad but should
scare any parent of a thirteen year old to death.
- In the crazy Alex Rodriguez trade, Tom
Hicks paid $67 million to Yankees to help them handle his $24 million a
year salary that went with him. Add that amount to A-Rod's salary the
Ranger's paid him for the three years he was here and that is $140
million for three years of A-Rod. That comes out to $75,148 for every
at bat or $288,660 per game.
- According to the Dallas Morning News,
"Rodriguez gets a hotel suite on the road and the right to link his web
site to the Yankees' web site". Additionally, the Rangers had to buy
Alex's Highland Park home
- Is the economy recovering? These were
all headlines on page 11D of Dallas Morning News on February 20, 2004:
"Radioshack shares hit 52 week high", "Wal-mart, Target see earnings
rise", "HP profits climb 30% for quarter", "Univision 4th quarter net
- The Quizno singing rodent commercials
are the craziest thing I've ever seen.
- Bill O'Reilly read from a poll that said
40% of American's had never heard of the The Passion of Christ as of the day
it opened. Huh? Are they the same American's that are asked the polling
question of "Do you approve of Bush's handling of the economy?"
- The President's proposal of a
constitutional amendment to bad same sex marriage is all political. And
probably a good one - At least for now. Twenty-five years from now he
might be laughed at.
- I saw a "Jesus" necklace hanging from
the rearview mirror of a Hummer the other day at Saltgrass Steak House.
- Jerry Jones bought the Cowboys in 1989
for $140 million. Forbes magazine now estimates it is worth $851
million on the open market.
- From a Dear Abby letter: "My friend
'Harry' and I are having a disagreement about proper etiquette. He says
he doesn't have to open a door for me, only his wife." Question:
Why did "Harry" have to be placed in quotes? It didn't start out "Dear
Abby: I am sleeping with my best friend's husband, 'Harry'".
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. and is Board Certified in Criminal Law.
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