"I'm Barry Green and I approved this Skattershooting":
When an entertainer performs before a live audience,
that audience should be banned from attempting to clap in unison.
I don’t believe anything contained in any book
that is sold as a “tell all” book.
I really didn't pay much attention to Richard
Jimmy Buffett beats me down to no end. Just how
many times can you hear Margaritaville?
Kobe Bryant made it back from hearing in Colorado
on March 24th just in time to score 36
points against Sacramento.
Speaking of the Pledge of Allegiance, this article
in Slate isn’t for
everyone but, as a lawyer, I love everything this lady writes.
The OSU basketball team has made it to the Final
Four. Do you remember when the
team's airplane went down in 2001 killing 10 people?
Every time I look at the best seller list I see
Da Vinci Code.
Jay Leno has signed a new contract worth $27 million
a year. Is he worth that?
Scooby Doo 2
opened up number one in the box office for the last week of March with
receipts of $29.4 million. Scooby Doo and Christ are the box office
heavyweights. Only in the U.S.
Paul Winfield, who played the greatest judge of
any movie in Presumed Innocent, is dead at 62.
How was Mark Cuban smart enough to make so much
“TXU Corp.'s new chief executive will receive
at least $4.75 million in salary and bonus for 2004 as part of his overall
compensation plan, the company said in a regulatory filing Monday”. That
explains the gas and electric bill.
I already miss college football.
The oral argument at the Supreme Court in the
Pledge of Allegiance case (you know, that "under God" thing) was pretty
good. When the Petitioner said the insertion of "under God" in the Pledge
in the 1950s was "divisive", Justice Renquest noted that the vote in Congress
was unanimous so "that didn't seem very divisive." The Petitioner replied
that an atheist couldn't get elected to Congress in the 1950s.
I predict Lebron James, the 19 year old phenom
from the Cleveland Cavaliers, will be better than Michael Jordan.
Speaking of James, have you seen his new commercial
where, through trick photography, it looks like he is sinking five or six
full court shots in a row?
There is no more horrific murder than that allegedly
committed by Deanna Laney who is accused of stoning her two children to
death in Tyler. It’s also a crazy world when the DA’s office places
of the indictment on the Internet.
One of the craziest things about the case is that
the State could not find an expert witness who would say she was NOT insane
at the time. (This is amazing since there is someone who will say anything
for the right price). I'm not exactly sure what is going on out there,
but the State called an expert witness who said exactly that: she was insane.
How can the jury find her sane if there is no evidence to support it? Watch
for the uproar when the jury finds her not guilty by reason of insanity.
Howard Stern has launched an all out effort to
defeat George Bush. I never listen to the guy, but do not underestimate
The widow of Daniel Pearl, the reporter who was
killed in Pakistan after 9/11, is seeking part of the 9/11 funds raised
for those killing in the terrorist attack.
Shirley Jones (that would be Shirley Partridge
of that TV family) turned 70 today.
Miami running back Ricky Williams cut off his
dreadlocks. It just won't be the same.
UT's athletic budget is $65 million. Texas Tech's
is $23 million.
TCU girl's coach Jeff Mittie got a DWI during
the NCAA tournament and was allowed to coach. During the football season,
assistant TCU coach Willie Mack Garza received a DWI and was suspended.
What's the difference?
I finally purchased a TIVO a couple of months
ago. This thing is great! I have never run across anything so easy to operate
and so useful.
Hey Bobby Knight: Texas Tech ranked 325 out of
326 Division I schools in 3 point attempts.
Come on! Let the boys jack it up every now and then.
For you talk radio old timers, check out 990's
new lineup (if you can pick up the station): David Gold and Kevin McCarthy
are there just as they were back on KLIF in the 1990s.
I like Countdown
with Keith Olberman on MSNBC.
killing of Sheik Ahmed Yassin, the founder of the bloodthirsty Hamas, by
Israeli helicopter gunships as he left a building in his wheelchair will
cause a ton of bloodshed.
How the heck did the big gorilla get out of the
Dallas zoo and how can the zoo open until that is figured out? By the way,
I like monkeys, too, but a gorilla that has chewed on a three year old
deserves to be shot. When it is man vs. gorilla and one or the other is
likely to die, I'll kill the gorilla.
The memorial for the gorilla borders on silliness.
People don't often hold candlelight vigil for dead people.
I despise Sean Hannity.
Where did all this gay marriage come from? The
Ticket's Gordon Keith was funny when he said, "Let them marry! Why do we
wish to deprive them of the living hell that heterosexuals have to go through?!"
The 9-11 hearings are nothing more than political
There was nothing that could be done by Bush or
Clinton to stop the terrorist attacks on 9-11. And something else will
certainly happen in our future and there's nothing we can do to stop it
either. Welcome to a free society.
From the Kobe Bryant case I learned there is a
"Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Abuse". Hey, is anybody for it?
Condoleezza Rice appears to be nervous every time
Emmitt Smith will be a backup this year for the
Arizona Cardinals. It's a sad state of affairs that he is allowing
his career to end this way. But, it seems, it has always been about the
The highest average baseball ticket belongs to
the Boston Red Sox with $42.34. The lowest is Montreal at $9.00. Texas
is 25th out of 40 with $19.32
The Cowboys will open the 2004 season against
the Minnesota Vikings. I predict the score will be 23-13. (Just kidding).
"Will Quincy Carter end up being the quarterback?"
is a constant question. Heck, he has been around for four years - he has
become the Dallas quarterback.
The biggest case you never heard of: In 2000,
an Alabama jury awarded the State of Alabama $3.5 billion in a fraud case
against Exxon. That judgment was reversed. In 2002, the case was tried
again and this time Exxon was hit for $11.8 billion. (A judge just
reduced the award to $3.6 billion)
I don't think the Bridgeport wet-dry election
will pass for a simple reason: It has simply too large of a church based
population. Plus, those that want to drink are too lazy to go vote since
they can get it pretty much anywhere in the county they want now.
The Ballpark in Arlington is 10 years old. I actually
went to an "open house" in February of the year that it opened. It never
gets the credit it deserves as one of the great parks in America (and I
have been to Fenway, Wrigley, Comiskey ,
Yankee Stadium, The Bank One Ball Park in Arizona, Safeco Field in Seattle,
and that ballpark that Oakland plays in).
Former Green Bay Packer great Paul Hornung is
in big trouble for this statement:"We
can't stay as strict as we are as far as the academic structure is concerned
because we've got to get the black athlete." On ESPN radio, I heard
this phone call: "Before you get mad at Hornung, isn't he simply advocating
A North Richland Hills pharmacist for CVS refused
to fill a prescription for birth control pills to a 32 year old married
lady. "I'm sorry, but I personally do not believe in birth control."
But here's a bottle of hydrocodone for you, sir.
7-11 is selling its Cityplace headquarters off
Central Expressway for $124 million. That price is less than half of what
it cost to build the structure in the 1980s according to the Dallas
Morning News. I don't believe that.
Any time I get a chance to see William
Hung sing "She Bangs", I'm there.
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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