The Campaign For DA

9.12.2012

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts


  • While you were sleeping: Our ambassador to Libya was killed by "folks" who were upset by a (horribly made) movie made in America which is disrespectful to Mohammed. And a picture of his dead body being paraded through the streets has now surfaced.
  • Mitt Romney has already made the murder political by criticizing the White House's response. 
  • I've spent the year highlighting how cops have ramped up their "self defense killings" in the metroplex this year and specifically pointed out one a couple of weeks ago after a car chase by a Garland officer. Oh, you guys took me to task because the suspect had tried to use his vehicle as a weapon against the officer. Well, it turns out that's not true. It was the officer who rammed the fleeing vehicle and then, shockingly, shot at the suspect at least 41 times killing the unarmed man. Hello, murder charge. 
  • And there are dashcam videos of the incident which have not been released. Oh, my.
  • Yesterday the Dow Jones Industrial Average reached its highest point since 2007.  Once again, more good economic news. 
  • If you've never seen 102 Minutes That Changed America on the History Channel, you must do so.  "The film depicts, in virtually real time, the New York-based events of the 9/11 attacks primarily using raw footage from mostly amateur citizen journalists." There is no voice over commentary which gives it an eery, eery feel.
  • Something I learned on the 9/11 "Timeline Page" on Wikipedia: At 10:49 a.m., CNN began a news ticker at the bottom of the screen with supplementary information. Fox followed shortly thereafter and then MSNBC.  Those tickers are still with us today. 
  • Mrs. LL and I have started a "code word" system to short circuit potential arguments. That is, if either one of us feels an argument is about to spiral out of control, that word is spoken and both of us must stop speaking or completely change the subject. Is that crazy?
  • Random Radio Thought: I had never heard of Dennis Prager until a month or so ago. Kind of a strange guy. 
  • Did you see Ranger reliever Joe Nathan dressed up as Tony Romo after losing a bet? Here's a picture without the helmet. I'll tell you, that is one authentic uniform. There is no question the Cowboys helped the Rangers out with that one. 
  • BagOfNothing.com has a "High School Streaker Escape" which is high entertainment.