The Campaign For DA

9.21.2017

Say What?


Pee Wee Football Coach Fight!



Youtube link.

I told you I think America is going insane.

Edit: Video was removed. I'm looking for another one of it.

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts


  • The ragweed count is insane and it is driving me crazy. 
  • Re: The death of the Midwestern State player: "Grays is the second college football player to die this week. Clayton Geib, a 21-year-old offensive lineman at Division-III College of Wooster in Ohio, died after being hospitalized Saturday after complaining he wasn’t feeling well."
  • Someone called me a hypocrite yesterday for posting "Don't play football" after spending a weekend on a football trip. I didn't get offended. It made me think. 
  • Curt Schilling, who is anti-big government, was behind "38 Studios" which took a $75 million guaranteed loan from the government and then almost immediately went belly up. But Fox News values his opinion:
  • This was at a lunch with African leaders. Is he losing it
  • The death sentence of John Battaglia was put back on course by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals yesterday. The story is horrific. It drove me nuts that the Dallas Turkey Trot would take you right past the place of the murder of the children every year. (And, side note, one of my many ex-wives was fascinated by the story.)
  • What?
  • The former Tech coach, whom I love, had a weird tweet yesterday. It wasn't an active link: 
  • I'm completely missing Ken Burns Vietnam documentary. I'm tracking it down. 
  • Trump's use of "Rocket Man" is dumb, but it did remind me of what a great song that is.
  • If you don't think Mueller will not end up indicting multiple people, you don't know how the system works.

9.20.2017

Go Ahead. Let Your Kid Play. What Could Go Wrong?

Link.

Mothers are the ones who need to step up.

Above The Fold


Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts


  • I haven't confirmed it, but I got a message that the MSU football player passed away. Do not let your kids play football.
  • I saw a lawyer in the courthouse gently telling her client to "calm down" the other day in the hallway. Good lawyers are as much of an emotional counselor as they are a legal counselor.
  • I have no problem with this. It's about learning. It's about making you think and question what you and others believe -- something everyone of us should do every day.
  • Hurricane Maria looks like a beast. (Side note: The old white guys on WBAP made fun of how the hurricanes have Hispanic names these days.) 
  • Regarding my football trip: Mrs. LL noticed there were Baylor fans at Duke who took a chartered bus and she thought that was a good idea. I laughed. I've thought about it now for three days, and I've decided she might be right. Throw in the stress of getting to the airport, the parking cost, the security lines, the flight (which is much worse than being on a bus), the rent car, the hotel -- that might be the way to go. 
  • Last night the season home run record by all players was surpassed in the Major League with at least two weeks to play. Juiced baseballs or juiced players? 
  • "Otherwise"? 
  • There was a big earthquake in Mexico yesterday and the current death count is over 200. But I had no idea there was an earthquake there in the 1980s that killed over 10,000. How was that possible?
  • This (quick loading) video of a building going down during the earthquake is insane. Edit: It appears I'm guilty of posting fake news.

  • I cannot believe it took me so long (despite your encouraging) to discover the greatness of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.  It is one of the few things things on TV that makes me laugh out loud. 
  • I always hesitate to ask these questions, but what happened to the 22 year old from Bridgeport  who is listed in the funeral section of the Update?
  • Ladies and Gentleman, The President of the United States: 
  • Oh, my.






9.19.2017

This Is A Trial Made For Texas Monthly

I know very little about this McKinney murder case but this reporter's Twitter feed got my attention. The case seems beyond interesting -- especially, from a legal standpoint, when I learned there is an agreement to cap the sentence at 50 years in exchange for the Defendant telling authorities where the body was. (The max otherwise would be Life.) I guess that can be done by agreement and with the judge's approval, but I've never heard of it. And the prosecutors bringing it up in front of the jury, unless I'm missing something, puts them on shaky ground.



So Let It Be Written, So Let It Be Done


Does Jeffress not represent everything you want your pastor to do during the day?


I Think We've Got Non-Teleprompter Trump!


Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts


  • He knows everything!
  • Sean Hannity's Fox show has now been moved back to 9:00 Eastern to compete against Rachel Maddow. This could be the beginning of the end. 
  • Jerry Jones says "pitcher" instead of "picture". Nothing drives me more insane than that.
  • Toys 'R Us has declared bankruptcy. I can't even remember the last time I saw one.
  • There was the weirdest "ad" on WBAP this morning calling for Dallas City Councilwoman Jennifer Staubach Gates to resign over the decision to remove the Robert E. Lee statue. It was harsh.
  • Excuse me
  • Excuse me Part II:
  • I use to jog at 5:00 a.m. during the summer to avoid the heat. It was obviously dark and a little creepy. There is no way I'd do it these days. I think the turning point was when the former Aggie football player killed a jogger with a machete near White Rock Lake. 
  • Tell me taxpayers aren't paying for this bit. You boys on the clock?: 
  • BagOfNothing saw this and reminded us of the church song, "Jesus Loves The Little Children."

  • Trump will address the UN today. I hope it is Teleprompter Trump.
  • There might be a civil trial starting in Wise County today which, if what I observed of the lawyers at a pre-trial last week, is going to be very Wheels Off. 



9.18.2017

Football Might Need To End


A Midwestern player (Wichita Falls) was severely injured this weekend. I have a faithful reader close to the situation alert me to this and tell me "Neck/spinal cord injury.  Last update he is on life support and was moved from Wichita Falls to Houston yesterday."

The players name is Robert Grays. He is 19.

Above The Fold


Random Monday Morning Thoughts


  • I'm back from one of my football trips where I got to see Baylor at Duke (we are 0-3!) and the Buffalo Bills at the North Carolina Panther (no touchdowns scored!) We moved and moved a lot on this trip. Mrs. LL was a tremendous trooper. 
  • She fully understood, "It's not about getting to where we are going, it's about the journey." We took our time, changed plans at the drop of a hat when needed, and took in every single moment. 
  • Hot opinion: Duke University is the most beautiful campus I've ever seen (and I've seen many), and it is not even close.
  • Downtown Charlotte may be one of the best cities I've ever seen. They are big on modern architecture. 
  • I had no idea the beaches in the Carolinas were that beautiful. (Although Mrs. LL and I eating breakfast on it almost was a re-creation of The Birds. It was truly an "Oh, my!" experience.)
  • Trump had a big weekend. He called the leader of North Korea "Rocket Man", retweeted a video of him hitting Hillary with a golf ball, and got mad at ESPN. Certainly he is a stable man, right? 
  • I'm stunned Texas almost beat USC. It's oddly good to me that OU and Texas are looking like they are back as leaders in the Big 12.  Throw in that Tech looking good, and TCU and Oklahoma State looking fantastic, Baylor may not win a game. I feel like I'm going back in time.
  • Zeke Elliott giving up on the play after the interception tells you everything you need to know about the guy. (As if you didn't already know.) He will be with the Cowboys for this year and two more when his contract ends. Then he is gone. Running backs are a dime a dozen.
  • BagOfNothing made a reference to a "two below" pickup football game. I really wonder if anyone understands the reference anymore. One anywhere. Two anywhere. One below. Two below.
  • I wonder if someone once bought them a meal at Denny's when they were seen in uniform?
  • Old school: Kevin Von Erich vs. The Bridgeport Bulls back in the day. Anyone know the Bull players?
  • Best screenshot of the football weekend when Florida scored on a Hail Mary at the end of the game against Tennessee.
  • "Improper teacher-student relationship cases in Texas soar."

9.15.2017

Random Friday Morning Thoughts


  • The Mooch just became a father and now he wants a paternity test. Love that man.
  • I loved the comment which said I finished last in my class at Baylor Law School. If "cum laude" means "last", then you are right. 
  • Always view Trump through these lenses: (1) He wants to be loved by the masses. Not by his wife. Not by his kids. But by the masses. (2) He wants to be perceived as a "winner". Once you understand that, you will understand every action he makes.
  • Vince Young is the greatest college football player I've ever seen and that game may be the greatest college game I've ever seen. (Nevertheless, I still hate the Evil Empire.)
  • Serious question: If you knew a guy who was a great high school football kicker and a major college program had expressed concerns about its kicker, how do you go about getting your (kicking) foot in the door?
  • Speaking of the Empire, this was very confusing yesterday: 
  • Once we have a new district judge, I'm going to fire off a hot opinion over what I've seen over the last couple of months. 
  • Sean Hannity's diverse panel on racism. It's like the cast of  blonde Mean Girls with a dumb guy thrown in: 
  • The Tarrant County DA deleted her tweet where she misspelled "scholarship." She has to hate me. 
  • The saddest think about Sheriff Clarke resigning (and "getting the Heisman" when he went for a White House job) is that we never again get to see him in uniform with his fake medals. 
  • My most genius idea for jury selection. Elimiate voir dire. Instead, have all of them show up for two hours the night before trial with an open bar and free food. Tell them they will be recorded but they are free to say and interact with others however they wish. 
  • My normal routine of "It's Friday. Let's get out of here" won't happen because I'm on one of my football trips. But this time I took Mrs. LL with me.  She may divorce me by Monday. 
  • On the plane here I sat by a lady who looked like Queen Latifah.   I fell asleep and then, as I was waking up, put my hands around her arm because I forgot Mrs. LL was not sitting to my right instead of my left. The lady, who was more than sweet, later said to Mrs. LL, "I was about ready to declare him my airplane husband."

9.14.2017

Oklahoma Road Rage



I'm convinced that America has gone insane. (There is a ton going on in this video. Why did the fat boy show his belly? What's up with the gal? How does the hillbilly boy in the overalls go from comforter to aggressor?) And I want to place a bet whether the hillbillies have a basement right out of Pulp Fiction.

And I'm not going to mention the race of everyone involved.

This Is Pretty Funny



(Shout out to the courthouse for tipping me off this morning.)

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts


  • An ESPN reporter called Trump a White Supremacist on Twitter. Yesterday, White House Spokesman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the reporter should be fired. Let that sink in. The government is calling for the firing of a citizen because of something they said.  I'm still trying to figure out whether she is dumber than her daddy. It's a really tough call. 
  • Neo-nazis are "good people" but someone who criticizes Trump should be fired? Ok, got it. 
  • Baylor's back-up Tight End, who was scheduled to start against Duke this weekend, was ruled out yesterday due to "illness." Who gets ruled out of a Saturday game because of an illness on Wednesday? 
  • I'm seriously thinking about doing a daily bullet point on how long each night it takes Fox 4's Steve Eagar to screw up reading from the teleprompter. It truly is incredible.
  • The Cleveland Indians 21 game winning streak is more impressive than winning a World Series. 
  • Los Angeles will get the 2028 Olympic summer games. That seems huge but hasn't made a lot of news.  
  • Northwest ISD has school buses with kids sitting in aisles because of overcrowding. They allow three per seat but it could just be kids are sitting in the aisle because what kid wants to sit three to a seat?
  • Trump cut a deal with Democrats last night on DACA, then denied it this morning, and then followed it up with this 180 implying he did agree to it. 
  • Ann Coulter was not pleased: 
  • I want a Sholarship!
  • There's a weird trend on radio ads (and at least one on TV) where the obviously cuss but it is bleeped out. No thanks. That's not cute.