The Campaign For DA


Random Thursday Morning Thoughts

  • Free Lindsay Lohan! (She was arrested last night for allegedly punching a woman in the face at a bar at 4 a.m.  That girl is full throttle.)
  • A judge on Texas' highest criminal court (who is also from Fort Worth) has an arrest warrant issued for him for an unpaid traffic ticket. That's a different kind of full throttle.
  • Mrs. LL ran out of gas last night. I responded with the speed of a NASCAR pit crew (after I went to the bathroom.)
  • Should I know who Texas Ranger Clint Peoples was? He was born in Bridgeport and the same site that is auctioning off the JFK stuff has some of People's property for auction as well.
  • Zig Ziglar died yesterday.  The guy made a fortune on motivational speaking but, with all due respect, he sounded like a beating to be around. I had a boss once who, if you told him "have a good day", would stop and say enthusiastically, "No. Make it a good day!" It was a complete power down.
  • I almost bought a Power Ball ticket yesterday. I didn't but I would never buy more than one if I had made it to the store.
  • One of the two winning Power Ball's was purchased in Arizona. I hope it is a Mexican who lives in Sheriff's Joe's county. 
  • Every time I see a picture of a judge or a cop from before 1950 I just assume we wouldn't get along. 
  • Sports: My list of most despised coaches: (1) Rick Carlisle, (2) Lane Kiffin, and (3) Will Muschamp. I think the common thread is that they all seem like a truly bad person. 
  • Sounds like there were Internet issues in Decatur last night. 
  • Fourth-Grader-In-The-House upon learning I've never eaten at Cracker Barrel: "You are kidding! It is the greatest restaurant ever!"
  • How much does Dallas Morning News columnist Steve Blow make?  Seriously, I bet more people read my drivel every morning than his stuff. 
  • Decatur now has three Subway Sandwiches shops. Three.
  • There's a strip shopping center on the east side of 287 right by the FM 51 exit which has been absolutely empty from the time it was built five or so years ago. It has never had a tenant. 
  • There was a former Texas Tech student convicted of Intoxication Manslaughter this week after agreeing to a plea bargain of 15 years. The bizarre aspect of the case is that she was allegedly drinking on a school sponsored field trip