The Campaign For DA

7.27.2009

Random Monday Morning Thoughts

  • Sometimes I can't decide which picture to post.
  • You wouldn't think an anteater could survive eating just ants. That would take a lot of ants.
  • I mentioned a couple of months ago that I had heard that the State had screwed up the appeal of the judge's decision to suppress the blood results in Tarrant County district judge Elizabeth Berry's DWI case. I completely missed last week that I was right.
  • You had to see it appreciate it, but I was watching one of the couples of the show 16 and Pregnant being interviewed. The child suffered from some type of condition (I don't remember what it was called) but my jaw dropped when the mother started crying as she said, "I'm sad because when he gets old enough to go to a party that he won't be able to drink like his friends."
  • The person next to me yelled at the screen, "Hey, you aren't even old enough to drink!"
  • The ceremonial stage of Tour de France (the last phase wihich is pretty much a parade) is 101 miles. I rode 40 miles once and almost died.
  • I watched Gran Torino while on vacation. It wasn't as bad as I thought it would be (the "Get off my lawn" line by Clint Eastwod in the previews made my head explode), but the script was extremely corny and cliched. Great concept. Poorly executed.
  • But not as bad as Eastwood''s "Million Dollar Baby." (Which I still despise to this day.)
  • Before I forget: The worst movie ever is "Death To Smoochy" (which has been showing up on the movie channels again.)
  • Sarah Palin gave her farewell speech yesterday. She might be crazy. “With this decision, now, I will be able to fight even harder for you, for what is right, and for truth." What the heck does that mean?
  • Obscure song I like: XTC's "Mayor Of Simpleton."
  • Obscure note: The "Fans Insider" column by David Thomas in the Sunday Star-Telegram has the worst jokes. Ever.
  • Motorcycle death over the weekend.
  • When I linked to the youtube video of the fantastic wedding entrance last week, the number of views was listed at around 80,000. On Sunday night, it was up to 7.5 million. (Just to let you that we were one of the first group of people to view it.)
  • With little fanfare, ESPN2 broadcast a soccer game from the new Cowboys' stadium last night. I guess it's the first television broadcast from the stadium ever (I TIVO'd it because I knew I'd forget about it but I could only stick with a soccer game for about five minutes.)
  • Something called "Comic Con" happened over the weekend. I'm not sure what it was, but it sure was all over the Internets.
  • WBAP's Mark Davis wrote in the Morning News that "the American health care system the envy of the world." A lot people call many things American "the best in the world" when they really haven't seen much of the world.
  • And Gov. Perry spoke again of "states rights" the other day suggesting Texas might refuse to be part of any national health care plan. I know what he means, but he sounds like a nutcase when he makes those statements.
  • And I agree with him from a Libertarian point of view, but I've given up any hope of seeing that form of government a long time ago.
  • I have a hard time going to a movie unless it's at a Movie Grill.
  • I watered my front lawn all night on Saturday. Unintentionally.
  • Obama always mentions "having a beer" with someone to resolve a conflict. I'd like to see a picture of that.