The Campaign For DA

12.17.2013

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts





  • "Keller teen's probationary sentence prompts Tarrant DA and legislators to push for changes in juvenile law." So the government doesn't get the result it wants so we need to change the laws? What's next? An automatic do-over if they get a "not guilty" verdict?
  • Sports: (1) Since 2010, the Aledo Bearcats have more December win in Cowboys Stadium that the Cowboys do -- That's a fact I read but haven't verified. (2) Detroit Lions undrafted rookie TE Joseph Fauria has 7 touchdown catches. Cowboys 2nd-round TE Gavin Escobar has 8 total catches. (3) The Dallas Cowboys leads the NFL in yards per rushing attempt but are last in rushing attempts per game. (4) Mack Brown, in his final press conference, said he might write a book some day on what it's like to be the coach of UT. That almost came across as a subtle threat to expose the folks who tried to undermine him. (5) Dez Bryant will only reach about 65% of his potential because that guy ain't smart, and (6) I learned extra points in 6 Man Football are actually worth two points. 
  • Deion Sanders founded, was fired from, hired back to, and fired again from Prime Prep Academy. The school board last night voted to fire the school's superintendent which leads everyone to believe Deion will be hired back. Ah yes, stability.
  • I think this is the first year that I didn't have to add anything to our Christmas lawn decorations. Just pull everything out of boxes and set it up. (I even had a stash of replacement bulbs.) It only took eleven years. 
  • Loved the story on Fox 4 last which included interviews of people buying lottery tickets for the Mega Millions Jackpot. One guy said he only buys one ticket because buying more would "not increase your odds."  Not sure about that, buddy. (I'm not saying it will increase your odds in any significant way, but it will increase your odds.)
  • Mystery: A five year old Frisco kindergartner gets sick at lunch and dies hours later
  • Breaking: Six American troops killed in Afghanistan plane crash
  • Mrs. LL and I watched a "documentary" on The Lake Worth Goat Man on a show called Monsters and Mysteries in America. I didn't learn much because it may have been the worst produced show in the history of ever. And the acting was worse -- except for the sound of a cat which caused The Family Pup to furiously search the house for it. 
  • The show also had a feature on chupacabra sighting in Texas which included a 911 call in Jack County but no reference to the incident in Runaway Bay a couple of years back.
  • The most 2013 Googled "what is" questions concerned, twerking, ricin, DOMA, sequestration, lupus, molly, gluten, Obamacare, Snapchat, and Bitcoin. 
  • A family's video Christmas card goes viral. I wonder if they are really that happy. 
  • The National Finals Rodeo is leaving Las Vegas after twenty-nine years and is moving to Orlando.