The Campaign For DA


Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts

  • Boy, the "and another" trial going on in Fort Worth is seedy.
  • Romney says the President is running a campaign "of enmity and jealousy and anger."  Enmity? Don't be throwing terms like that around college boy.
  • I've been hearing for years that pythons are taking over the Florida everglades, but did you see they've caught a 17 footer?  The epidemic of snakes is said to have started with a few pet pythons being released into the wild. 
  • I'm not sure how I feel about spraying-by-plane to fight the West Nile Virus other than I wouldn't want to be under it when it happens. 
  • A couple was shot to death on their front porch last night on lower Greenville Avenue in Dallas, and the brief report says the man was the owner of a restaurant at Greenville and Forest Lane. It just sounds like this might turn into a fairly big story.  Edit: Fox 4 has an update.
  • Mrs. LL slept on the couch last night and I had no idea until this morning. The brief and sleepy explanation I got was, "I threw up." 
  • Which was awful because that was the greatest sleeping weather ever last night. 
  • There are some court hearings that neither side truly wants to be a part of.
  • I've received more than one complaint that a restaurant in Decatur is taking a shocking amount of time to serve food after an order is placed. 
  • Remember that boring Cowboys preseason game from Monday? Think the metroplex has turned into a "baseball town"? Think again: The Cowboys game drew a 12.0 Nielsen household rating and was seen by an average of 307,000 viewers on KTVT/11 and a 5.1 rating (132,000 viewers) on ESPN. The Rangers-Yankees game drew a 4.3 rating (110,000) on Fox Sports Southwest. That's a 4 to 1 ratio.

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  • "In the summer of 2011, Penn State football coach Joe Paterno allowed the journalist Joe Posnanski, then a senior writer for Sports Illustrated, to join him in State College, Pennsylvania, to spend the upcoming season writing his biography." Then the Sandusky scandal exploded. The book, Paterno, will be released later this week.
  • Had one of the greatest discussions ever with two guys on vacation: Would you do a least some investigation of every crime that was reported to you?  One guy was a cop and said emphatically "absolutely." I was on the "it depends" side of the fence meaning it depends on the source of the information and the nature of the complaint. 
  • My example was that if a known liar told me Mrs. LL had burned a puppy in the backyard with matches that afternoon, I wouldn't believe him. Cop's reply: "Would you at least look for matches in the backyard the next time you were there?"
  • It's pouring in Decatur at 8:20 a.m.