wondering whatever happened to Phil Gramm:
Decatur Eagles may have been the best 3A team in the state but they
learned its kinda hard to win a State Championship. Very hard.
Butterfly Effect was pretty good but I'm a big fan of the "even
smallest of events can change your life forever" theory.
predicted earlier that Martha Stewart and Scott Peterson would not be
- Iraq seems
to be getting worse and worse. This thing might become a small scale
Vietnam before everything is said and done. If the draft was in
effect, I think the public would demand that we get out of there in a
New York minute.
- Do you
think the National Terror Alert color scheme will ever be lowered to
green? We'll forget about it before that happens.
aftermath of the tidal waves in the Indian Ocean after the earthquake
is simply horrifying, and the human loss was simply staggering. When I
first saw read about it on a Sunday morning the death count was 5,000.
By the time of this writing the projection is now 60,000. I bet
it might go over 100,000.
- If you can
watch video on the Net, there are a few video clips of the waves here.
(They are very slow to load).
- One thing
that scared me was the fact that "the energy released as the two sides
of the undersea fault slipped against each other made the Earth wobble
on its axis". Now that gets my attention. I'm no scientist,
but I bet
its very important that we keep the current rotation and current orbit
exactly the way it is now.
just wasn't that good. Although the Spanish speaking Paz
Vega was gorgeous - sort of a Salma Hayek starter kit.
downloaded Google's new tool
that allows you to search your home computer just like it allows you to
search the Internet. It's great. For anyone that ever has used the
Window's "find" feature and waited five minutes for results will be
astonished at the one second results that Google brings.
Parcels drives me insane.
was very good. Intense. But very good.
by the way, had one scene depicting an Internet sex chat that was, err,
graphic to say the lease. Oddly (at least to me), two women actually
got up and walked out. That seemed somewhat odd to me: so offended by words
that you would walk out of a theater.
- People have way too much time on
- After all
these years, I still think Blind Date is one of the funniest shows on
Bonds should retire before breaking the home run records of Ruth and
Aaron. The steroid controversy is a shame to Major League Baseball.
- I went to
a funeral on Christmas Eve.
- Do people
really use the camera function on camera phones? Who could possibly
"chat" with Yahoo Messenger on a phone? Who wants to surf the Internet
with a phone?
- Hip Hop
has now become the music of choice to the masses.
- Why do you
feel like you've taken the easy way out when you give a Gift Card but
you just love it when you receive one?
- I couldn't
help but giggle at the previews for ESPN's movie 3
about Dale Earnhardt. "Daddy, I just wanna race cars."
- The New
York Yankees payroll last year was $188 million. The Tampa Bay Devil
Rays had a payroll of $24 million.
- Dick Clark
suffered a stroke and will miss his ABC New Year's Eve special for the
first time in memory. I wonder if we will ever see him in public again?
- The Ellen
Degeneris promotional commercials for her TV talk show do not make the
show look funny at all.
Falcons' star quarterback Michael Vick signed a 10-year, $130 million
contract extension Thursday that guarantees him an NFL-record $37
million in bonuses. However, there is a huge difference between the NFL
and MLB in the area of contracts. If Vick blows out a knee tomorrow and
is forever out of the NFL, his "only" guarantee is the $37 million
signing bonus. MLB, on the other hand, requires all of the contract to
be guaranteed. Thus, if Alex Rodriguez had blown out his knee while
with the Rangers, he was certain to receive his $25 million per year
for the remainder of his contract period.
is about two forty something guys traveling through the wine
country of California. One was coming off a divorce while the other is
set to get married in a few days. I really liked it - a great "time for
reflection" flick. (Although it took me forever to figure out that one
of the stars was from the old TV show "Wings").
- Who is
everyone talking to on cell phones?
- The new
Rave theater at Northeast Mall is great - they have the ticket booths inside the front doors. Why aren't
all theaters like that?
- Isn't that
a boring name for a mall? Northeast Mall? That's the best they could
come up with?
speaking of malls, wouldn't one be perfect in north Fort Worth
somewhere south of Alliance Airport? I think it would do incredible
- There sure
a lot of those yellow magnetic automobile ribbons supporting the
troops. I wonder when we will see the return on the "Baby On
Usual Suspects (with Kevin Spacey) is really good.
- The hot girl to the lower left is Petra Nemcova,
24, of the Czech Republic. Why am I showing you her? Here's why: "The
supermodel survived Sunday's tsunami in Thailand by clinging to a palm
tree with boyfriend Simon Atlee for eight hours. Atlee was swept away
by the waters before they could be rescued. Nemcova suffered a broken
pelvis and internal injuries " She once was a
Sports Illustrated swimsuit model.
- Oprah has
a great scam going. She makes a gazillion dollars a year by convincing
women everywhere that "I'm just like you, girlfriend".
- Junk mail
is very odd. Why would a person or company think we would buy something
from them when the only reason we opened the email was because of a
deceptive Message Subject such as "Thanks" "Here's the info you wanted"
or "Order Confirmation".
- "As our
nation prepares to ring in the New Year, the U.S. Census Bureau today
projected the Jan. 1, 2005, population of the United States will be
295,160,302, up 2,835,602 or 1.0 percent from New Year's Day 2004. In
January, the United States is expected to register one birth every
eight seconds and one death every 13 seconds. Meanwhile, net
international migration is expected to add one person every 26 seconds.
The result is an increase in the total population of one person every
- A bill to
be introduced in Texas by Democratic state Rep. Harold Dutton would
make possession of an ounce or less of marijuana a Class C misdemeanor,
punishable by a fine of up to $500. That's the equivalent of a traffic
ticket. It's about time but there's no it will pass - and that's
a crying shame.
death of Pat Tillman (the NFL player who gave up his football career to
fight in Afghanistan) received a ton of press coverage this year.
What didn't receive a lot of coverage was his classless brother Rich,
who at the funeral "wore a rumpled white T-shirt, no jacket, no tie, no
collar, and immediately swore into the microphone. He hadn't written
anything, he said, and [stated] 'Pat isn't with God. He's f --
ing dead. He wasn't religious. So thank you for your
thoughts, but he's f -- ing dead.'" What a winner.
been five years since we watched the year 2000 roll in?
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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