The Campaign For DA

6.12.2013

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts


  • Gov. Perry continued to honor the constitutional right to abortion by adding various unconstitutional anti-abortion bills to the just announced Special Session. At least he's consistent. 
  • I could see Rick Perry selling gold in late night commercials some day. At least when Texas becomes  a blue state in, say, ten years? 
  • Google's CEO in 2009 on the issue of privacy: "If you have something that you don't want anyone to know, maybe you shouldn't be doing it in the first place." Kill me. 
  • Lots of focus is on the NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, but I'm stunned to learn he actually worked for a private contracting firm, Booz Allen, who has 25,000 employees and was hired by the NSA. With $1.3 billion in government contracts, Booz has a Vice Chairman  who bounces employment back and forth between the NSA and Booz and who has churned the Booz stock for $1.8 million this year
  • The rest of us who get up and go to work are just suckers, right? 
  • A Wise County church is inviting people to a Father's Day service with a chance to win Rangers baseball game tickets and a Chevrolet Silverado. 
  • Some TCU kid helps T. Boone Pickens nephew get high but unfortunately the Pickens boy dies. So what does the Tarrant County DA's office do? Indict the kid for murder.  Can I see the list of those in the Stop Six area who have been indicted for the same thing? Are those lives not equally as "precious". 
  • Mrs. LL has discovered three mice in the garage and a little hole they are getting in and out of it. She wants me to get them out without killing them. 
  • Dallas motorcycle death last night was described as "horrific". (Link with photo.)
  • Get ready for a day of people twit-picking pictures of their car temperature gauge.
  • There was a pretty good baseball brawl last night. 
  • The Mom and Kids In The House have a list of house projects for the summer. Let's see how that goes. 
  • Dallas pool party "Hey, nows" . Here. Here. Here. Here
  • I love that Wise County judges specifically tell jurors not to read "the local blog" while a trial is going on. 
  • The Fort Worth Weekly is doing day by day coverage of the whistleblower trial going on in Decatur.
  • Bad cop? An Arlington officer being investigated by the FBI for computer fraud killed himself.
  • Dumb cop: Arizona cop arrests a guy for DWI despite having an alcohol concentration of 0.00. He must be on drugs then, right? So the cop brings in a "Drug Recognition Expert" who checks him out and says, he ain't high on drugs. 
  • Funny: Star-Telegram opinion piece accidentally quoted Onion-like fake stories to support its position on graduation speeches.