Random Thoughts Outside
the Bubble of Crime and Punishment
A few months back,
Indiana Congressman Dan Burton called President Clinton a "scum bag". Now
this outspoken critic has admitted
to fathering a child during an extra material affair in the 1980's. "He
that is without sin, cast . . . ."
Although I've never
been accused of being a great politician, I'm smart enough to attend a
commissioner's court meeting if I am invited. Tarrant County Sheriff David
doesn't subscribe to that point of view.
For all the pomp
and circumstance, Mark McGwire's 62nd home run certainly was an ugly one.
A sure sign of getting
older: I no longer understand why anyone would stand in front of a TV and
audibly cheer for the Dallas Cowboys or refer to the organization as "we".
Speaking of the McGwire
homer, am I cynical or did his son follow a choreographed step when he
quickly got out of the way after the congratulatory hug? There is also
a report that the second hug between the two was prompted by the Disney
commercial camera crew not obtaining a sufficient shot the first
When the IRS threatened
to tax any fan who returned the home run ball to McGwire, Rep. Bill Thomas
(R-Calif.) ran to the media to announce he intended to introduce legislation
that would prevent such a measure. Can you spell "S-H-O-W-B-O-A-T"?
Is it just me, or
are people significantly ruder than they were five years ago?
The NFL awards a
new franchise in Cleveland for $530 million dollars. Do you recall that
Jerry Jones' purchase of the Cowboys (including Texas Stadium) in 1989
was for $160 million? Seems like a bargain.
I bet the first page
of the Cowboys' play book requires memorization of the phrase: "It's an
in-house matter, and we've said all we're going to say on that particular
Barry Green is the District Attorney
for the 271st Judicial District.
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