The Campaign For DA

5.24.2012

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts




  • I think campaign ads must fund the budgets of local TV stations for the year. And I've yet to hear one that does not have "conservative" in the text. 
  • I've got someone who promised to send me pics today from the "Every 15 Minutes" program being held at Bridgeport High School.  (Although I think that program, in general, is a little over the top.)
  • The last time I went to the Colonial golf tournament I saw Tiger Woods walk up the fairway twirling his golf club. He's not been back since. 
  • I don't know how the NHL survives. At least around here. 
  • I've jogged injury free for about three years but I was stopped in my tracks by a cramp in my calf yesterday. But I wasn't going to get back home by just standing there. 
  • Nicest email from an old friend yesterday: "I had to laugh the other day when my oldest, who's at UT, quoted me quoting you. I have always referenced you and your making sacrifices to keep up the A's. So when he skipped a party to study for a final and said he could only think of 'your friend Barry Green' it made me smile…hope it makes you smile as well!"
  • Having fun in college is something I never experienced.
  • Idiocracy: Bench pressing while doing a wheelie on a motorcycle. (But it's kind of impressive.)
  • Is Jane McGarry still off the air?
  • I don't think I mentioned that I watched the documentary Exit Through The Gift shop -- a documentary, in part, about the secretive graffiti artist Banksy. It got rave reviews, but I didn't think much of it at all. (But for some reason I did buy a t-shirt based upon Obey.)
  • Disturbing: It's almost impossible to get a dead body off of Mt. Everest. And pictures of them can be found here
  • It's not the crime of the century, but the eighth cop in Fort Worth has been indicted for falsifying tickets to justify fake overtime. But it does send the message of the main problem with the Fort Worth PD: Dishonesty.  And that's a problem if you're a cop. A big problem. 
  • I'll try to find the source and update this, but I saw that Wise County only has about 50 more felony cases on the docket than it did ten years ago. I find that shockingly low. 
  • The White Rock Marathon is now known as the "Dallas Marathon." That's bland. Why not the Dallas White Rock Marathon?
  • Members of the Dallas Cowboys had a home run contest yesterday at the Ballpark in Arlington and only one player was able to clear the fence. And the overall winner was coach Jason Garrett who got the most balls into the outfield. I think I've discovered their problem: The team has no athletes.