The Campaign For DA


Random Monday Morning Thoughts

  • While you were sleeping: Nineteen firefighters dead in Arizona. Horrible. 
  • Another massive water main break in the metroplex this morning. Photo. I suppose it's the heat causing all the breaks, but it really hasn't been hot. 
  • Watched a little bit of Joel Osteen this weekend. In his sermon he said that God's blessings on a family can be built up from generation to generation and will only be released when you are worthy. "The first generation that breaks the negative cycle is the generation that gets paid back for everything that should have been yours . . . . Some of you have a whole lot in your account. It's been building up for generations and I believe it's about to be released into your account."  Somebody want to point out a basis for that statement. 
  • And then I flipped over and ran across some preacher named Keith Craft out of Frisco who read a poem that he had written in preparation for his sermon. But, he proclaimed, "If you've never had anyone write you a poem just know this one is from God." He said that in a couple of different ways and made it very clear that the the poem had equal weight to scripture. 
  • And at the First Baptist Church of Dallas, Sen. Ted Cruz got a standing ovation when he said that the IRS should be abolished.
  • What's going on with churches these days? 
  • The Empire State Building turned gay this weekend. 
  • My Chris Davis watch: He hit three home runs this weekend bringing his total to league leading 31.  (Josh Hamilton has 10.)
  • I'm a huge fan of the The Ticket's Gordon Keith but he's a great writer. His last column in the Dallas Morning News on fear is fantastic. (Compare that to the junk that Steve Blow and Jacquielynn Floyd have been churning out for years.) 
  • Mrs. LL finally bought into Arrested Development this weekend. 
  • I think this is shocking. Some company named Fidelity Investments now employs 4,500 people in the small town of Westlake. 
  • David Dewhurst thinks the media might be responsible for the "mob" that followed the Wendy Davis filibuster. “We have reports, and I have my staff taking a look at the video,” Dewhurst explained, “and if I find, as I’ve been told, examples of the media waving and trying to inflame the crowd, incite them in the direction of a riot, I’m going to take action against them.” What the heck is he going to do?