The Campaign For DA


Random Friday Morning Thoughts

  • I heard that the Mavs were down big late in the fourth quarter so I flipped over to see what was going on. I'm glad I saw it because otherwise it is hard to believe.
  • The headline in the Miami paper reads, "Collapse." It was.
  • And WBAP's sports guy Steve Lamb kept saying this morning that "Dirk made the final two baskets with his injured left hand."  That's true if you count the three pointer he made with his right hand as a score with his left hand.
  • Speaking of Dirk, how about a German "hey, now" model on the beach? Edit: Link fixed.
  • Someone made a comment yesterday that it is impossible to be completely or absolutely apathetic about anything. I thought about that all day and tend to agree. You always have some emotional response, no matter how small, to everything.
  • The Update reports that the popular owner of Decatur Tire Store was in an auto accident in Durant, Oklahoma yesterday and was careflighted to Plano. No details were available so does anyone have any? (I was going to mention that seemed like a long way to transport him, but it's only 77 miles.)
  • It's not an interesting read, but a Houston appellate court reversed a conviction yesterday for Criminally Negligent Homicide of a young girl whose passenger died when she got in a wreck while texting. It was kind of a smack down of a growing trend by prosecutors to make simple accidents a criminal offense. 
  • A name synonymous with assisted suicide has died this morning: Jack Kevorkian. 
  • Over 3,000 federal workers in Texas make more than $150,000 a year. And I bet their benefits, health coverage, and retirement plan is fantastic.
  • Tell me this heat is not a preview of the summer. 
  • We've got a kid in the house this weekend (Mrs. LL's relative) while the normal kid occupants are gone. I'm not sure how that happened. 
  • A metroplex car dealership gave a kid a $35,000 BMW for perfect attendance in school. Reminds me of the line, "Why do we bribe kids to do what they should do anyway?" (And what's his income tax bill going to be?)
  • Unemployment numbers released moments ago: It has edged up to 9.1%.  President Obama probably needs it to get to the high 8% range to be a shoe-in for re-election. That would be enough to show it's headed in the right direction. (It was 9.6% last May.)
  • A black man is thinking about running for the new Congressional seat that will include southern Wise County and Decatur?