The Campaign For DA

12.13.2017

Above The Fold


Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts


  • There is hope for America. When a Democrat wins a Senate seat in Alabama of all places even over a pedophile, Roy Moore, who was given the full support of Trump, there is a new day coming. 
  • Here was local radio host Mark Davis yesterday: 
  • Look how this went down for Trump: (1) Trump creates a Senate vacancy by appointing Jeff Sessions as AG, (2) Sessions appoints a special counsel to investigate Trump over Russia, (3) Trump endorses Roy Moore's opponent, Luther Strange, in the Republican primary to replace Sessions, (4) Trump then endorses Roy Moore after Moore wins the primary. This did not go well for the "Grab Her By The P" guy.
  • The Onion can still bring it: 
  • These local Wise County races have my attention. (Stolen from the Messenger. Don't sue me, Mr. Eaton. But I'm guessing I just got you more paid "Hats in the Ring" for JP Pct. 2. A couple of folks have dropped the ball.)
  • This blogging platform is acting up. Changes and updates I write sometimes disappear. I'm trying to figure it out. 
  • No way! 
  • The Brandon Davis trial (he's the former Rhome Police Chief) is ongoing in the Wise County District Court. After watching part of it yesterday I have a hot prediction: A Not Guilty verdict. Fort Worth lawyer Jim Lane is killing the inept AG's office which is in charge of the prosecution. I'll have more on this.
  • Die Hard is definitely a Christmas movie.
  • More movie talk: I walked by a package in the office hallway the other day and it had "Fragile" written on it. I started laughing as I thought that it must be special since it came from Fra-gee-lee. 
  • Ticket Fans only: Mrs. LL thinks Gordon Keith might be retiring. He is taking a strange three week vacation (although he did show up yesterday for a segment or two.) 
  • Presented without comment. Robert Jeffress was at the White House for Christmas.  
  • We've got a new puppy. Let me rephrase: We've got a new puppy who loves to have a party at 2:00 a.m. 
  • Trump Jr. was hired to speak by UNT.  He "required a speaker series record fee of $100,000, and, according to university records, hosting the Oct. 24 event at ATT Stadium cost a series record $149,680.11, totaling a record $249,680.11 in expenses . . . ."
    "Roy Moore lost even with daddy's endorsement?"
  • Why on God's green earth would Boyd ISD think it was a good idea to hold a graduation (of 97 students) in UNT's Super Pit instead of their great local stadium? They finally came to their senses.
  • We are watching a Republican Civil War: 
  • There was a story about a guy committing suicide after killing his two little kids in North Richland Hills. Now we learn he was a surgeon

12.12.2017

Alabama's Roy Moore Goes To Vote This Morning

(And the comments on Twitter underneath this tweet are pure gold.)

And the exit was odd. He almost busted it. I'm certainly no horseman, but does he have any idea what he is doing?




Name The Smartest Living Creature In This Clip




Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts


  • Incredible: Roy Moore's wife says that the Fake News would have you believe that "We don't care for Jews " She wanted to "set the record straight" by letting them know "une of our attorneys is a Jew!" The video, here, makes it much worse that even the words. She says it with such glee. 
  • This came out yesterday. They show Jones with an incredible 10% jump. Some polling group, one way or another, is going to be horribly wrong. 
  • Man, Fort Worth PD has a lot of money.
  • Sarah Sanders meltdown. She contradicted herself. She made no sense.  The stress of that job is getting to her. Never before has the White House Briefing Room been run by so one unprofessional, unprepared, and so unethical. 
  • The official LL Girl, Britney Spears, created a brief workout video.It's a Christmas miracle.
  • Trump announced yesterday that he wants us to go back to the moon. Why? Did we leave some rocks behind? And it sounds like a wise use of your tax dollars. (I'll bet I he saw Kennedy's Inaugural Address for the first time and decided to copy it.)
  • Boyd ISD got rid of the school's AD. You really don't see school boards do that. Normally there are behind the scenes discussions and someone resigns first. (And, yes, I know "behind the scenes discussions" probably violats the Open Meetings Act but it happens everywhere.)
  • Former KXAS anchor Mike Synder is running for office (Bud Kennedy tweet.) He has had problems before. (Ticket fans: I am the guy who was personally responsible for recording the drop when he read "person" as "peron" off the teleprompter.)  

  • Freshman In The House: "Do you want to go to Europe? I want to see Europe!" Me: "I want to see your checkbook."
  • That Blue Mound Road/287 wreck yesterday was horrific. 
  • No way!
  • The North Texas grass fires yesterday looked awfully meek compared to what we have seen in California for two weeks. 
  • Sonny Dykes has been hired as SMU football coach. That didn't get my attention. The fact that he will coach the team in the Frisco Bowl did. You never see that. 


12.11.2017

Trumpy Bear!


This is an actual thing. I saw the commercial on TV and thought it had to be a joke. It wasn't. (Youtube.)

It even comes with an "American flag blanket" in a "secret" compartment in the back.

Just two easy payments of $19.95 plus the always dicey "shipping and handling."

Fox News Puppet Gets Schooled


That stooge, Ex-Sheriff Clarke, denigrates a Civil Rights Activist and a Fox and Friends weekend host was not pleased. (The two white guys uncomfortableness is a nice touch.)

Watch.

Random Monday Morning Thoughts


  • From the beach to . . . 
  • Breaking. Early reports say "four minor injuries".
  • A DPS attorney claims the Waco DA urged a Texas Ranger to withhold evidence in Twin Peaks trial. This is getting bad. 
  • I didn't know who Johnny Hallyday was but there was certainly a huge crowd on the streets of Paris on the day of his funeral on Saturday.  He was a rock 'n' roll  musician and referred to as the "corrupter of youth".
  • Radio host Mark Davis mocked someone helping out folks who have to place stuff on layaway and showed a stunning tone deafness of how people struggle.
  • Fox News plays the National Anthem before Fox and Friends? Pander much?
  • I absolutely believe this: A study found the "fair market value" of a college football player, based on revenue and advertising to a university, is $660,029 at UT and, at Alabama, $545,357.
  • Trump is all in for Roy Moore now.
  • I caught almost all of the old Paul Newman film The Verdict over the weekend. I had forgotten how great it was. And while looking up details about it afterwards, I learned Bruce Willis was a "courtroom observer". I never noticed him. 
  • I know you've probably seen this but in case you haven't: 
  • FBC of Dallas charges for a Christmas show? You kidding me?
  • This is amazing regarding the prosecution of Ken Paxton. I have no idea if he is guilty or not, but there are lawyers in Wise County who are appointed to incarcerated poor people charged with far greater offenses who will be paid less than $500, given no or little money to investigate, and do there best to help the person. 
  • Drudge implies that Trump is all-powerful?
  • The Chico City Council has imposed a curfew of 10 p.m. for people 17 and under. Curfews imposed by the government have always seemed weird to me. 
  • The female winner of the Dallas Marathon had to receive assistance near the end. Uh, is that legal?
  • Two more arrests for male prostitution in Wise County over the weekend.
  • Texas hired TCU's athletic director to replace the the disastrous Steve Patterson. Do I have that right? They've been without a hired AD since 2015? 

12.08.2017

It's Friday. Let's Get Out Of Here.

Let's Check In On A Millennial
And his buddy?

 "Hey, 911. I'm a little kid. And my momma isn't too bright."
 Ninja cat.
 And his buddy? (See what I did there?)

And, in the end, I think I'd leave civilization to cats instead of humans.
They would only do that when they knew 100% they could pull it off. 

Tell Me This Texas Lawyer Didn't Do This



From his website: "Mr. Henry started to practice law after graduating from St. Mary’s Law School in 1988 and has been handling personal injury matters since his first day in practice. Since becoming a lawyer, Mr. Henry has handled innumerous jury trials and has represented thousands of people throughout the state of Texas and the United States"

Uh, "innumerous"? They can't be counted?

Story.


Random Friday Morning Thoughts


  • There is some show called Brooklyn 99 and Jacksboro plays a part of the story line although nothing was filmed there (That's per an emailer. He, nor I, haven't seen anything online to link to.)
  • The new season of Black Mirror, which I love, is about to be released. Every episode I watch I always say, "That is going to happen."
  • Yesterday I referred to "Celsius" as "Centigrade." I confused myself so I had to look it up. I'll be: Centigrade was the forerunner to Celsius and the term was changed in 1948 and slowly made it's way into the vernacular. Something had to be in the deep recesses of my brain to have said that. 
  • Al Franken announces he will resign and asks the party of Family/Christian Values to look themselves in the mirror: “There is some irony in the fact that I am leaving while a man who has bragged on tape about his history of sexual assault sits in the Oval Office, and a man who has repeatedly preyed on young girls campaigns for the Senate with the full support of his party.” And he didn't even mention Blake Farenthold who used your money to settle a sexual harassment claim. 
  • An ex-officer finally received 20 years for shooting a guy in the back. And I'm disturbed that it took a federal prosecution to pull that off when the State could only get a hung jury.
  • Meanwhile, in Arizona, an officer was found not guilty of killing an unarmed Granbury man. (Both the prosecutor and the defense lawyer were awful. Here's a tip: Never read a closing argument.)
  • The Waco Biker indictments which have resulted in no convictions after two and a half years might be the least of the problems for the dumbest DA in the State. And the FBI is investigating him. 
  • I love the cold weather in December. I hate the cold weather in February.
  • I was on to Bitcoin from the start but I'm scared of it and never invested. Heck, I'm scared that I'm in the stock market right now. If there is ever going to be crash, however, Bitcoin will be the first and the hardest. Look at this graph for the value of one bitcoin over the last year. What has happened in the last few weeks is insane.:
  • Bitcoin and American currency have similarities and differences. Both exist because people agree they have worth. A $20 bill is worth $20 because we all agree it does. (We can't go to Fort Knox and trade it for gold.) Bitcoin is worth what it is because people agree, day to day, what it is worth. But a $20 bill becomes worthless only when the grocery store won't let you exchange it for a loaf of bread. Bitcoin could become worthless tomorrow.
  • When I just wrote "bread" and "gold" I had a flashback to the old Christian "contemporary song" of I Wish We'd All Been Ready which was buried into my head as a kid.  I just looked back at the lyrics. Those are pretty dark. (You middle aged Southern Baptist folks are smiling right now.)
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  • I looked up Larry Norman.He died at age of 60 and his tombstone reads, "Larry Norman / Evangelist Without Portfolio / 1947–2008 / Bloodstained Israelite". What does that mean?
  • I had a fun conversation about Cremation vs. Burial at the courthouse yesterday. (That's admittedly an odd statement.)  People have polar opposite opinions. For the record, again, I want to be cremated and have my ashes, mixed with glitter, shot out of the courthouse bell tower in front of my friends who would do nothing but smile and laugh. (I'm still working on the music choice.)
  • Alan Dershowitz, an O.J. Simpson lawyer and life long Harvard liberal, has suddenly discovered he can make more money as a right wing pundit than a liberal pundit. His feelings have been hurt and Fox and Friends is coming to the rescue this morning.
  • The following graphic contains a horrible pun. And, afterwards, D Magazine's Tim Rogers was blocked by Shipp on Twitter. You are going to need a thicker skin than that, pal, if you are running for Congress.
  • So it snowed pretty hard yesterday and this morning in Big Bend, Austin, and San Antonio as well as, amazingly, the Texas coast, but Wise County was left out. I don't know North from South any longer.
  • From the Update: "COALITION MEETING – The Wise County Community Coalition will meet at noon Monday at Pizza Hut in Decatur." What is that group?

12.07.2017

Do Not Touch This Man!



Maybe he feared The AID?

Sheesh.


This Definitely Qualifies As An "Oh, My!"

That Guy Likes Rabbits




I'm guessing his last name isn't Fudd.


Above The Fold


Random Thursday Morning Thoughts


  • I've got a new University of Texas apartment update via email from a faithful reader: "[My] teenager......one bedroom apartment 8 minute walk to campus at UT: $1,625 a month plus $100 parking fee plus electric.....486 square feet, sir."
  • An Oklahoma state rep was caught in a hotel room with a 17 year old boy during a sting operation. But, oh my, that T-Shirt! That's Ephesian 5:22.
  • Last night, according to public records, the Wise County Sheriff's Office arrested four men for prostitution. That's a new one.
  • I don't understand this Jerusalem news nor do I care. But there are lots of folks in this world who do. 
  • Trump slurred his words yesterday during the announcement and the boys on the radio nailed it this morning: It's either medication, loose dentures, or a guy getting old and tired.
  • Al Franken, under pressure from Democrats, might resign today. Meanwhile, Republicans refuse to denounce Roy Moore.
  • If you saw Anderson Cooper interview Roy Moore's "spokesperson" last night you saw someone get crucified. She has no idea what she is doing. All she could reply with was, "The Constitution . . . ." I wish Cooper would have asked her what's in the First Amendment. It would have been a deer-in-headlights moment.
  • Mrs. LL is confused by the Roomba. She asks, "Where does all the dirt go?" And when you compare it to a regular vacuum, she has a point. 
  • The Messenger has a new toy which will haunt you. See it in action.
  • Boys, it is cold outside. If you walked outside before 7:00, you felt the warmest temperature of the day.
  • The Texas Law Hawk has a new commercial. I'm back to hating the guy -- and I'm a guy who is a fan of bits.
  • That story of a guy having a multitude of metroplex clubs to sell cocaine and two police officers being involved is insane.  One club was in the old "Seminary South" shopping center.