The Campaign For DA


Random Thursday Morning Thoughts

  • Of the top fifty Texas Republicans on the ballot this Fall, only one is a woman. That's really incredible. I know the GOP is concerned about its relationship with Hispanics but they better worry about women. (The Democrats offer females for Governor and Lieutenant Governor.) 
  • I'm not real sure why Charles Krauthammer seems to be all over Fox News (selling a book, perhaps?) The guy is like a poster child for the Angry Old White Guy who looks like an undertaker simply for entertainment purposes.
  • Two of the three Ladies in the House pronounce "picture" as "pitcher" and it drives me incredibly insane. And I've worked on this for years!
  • How does the Update report an overturned tanker truck near downtown Bridgeport but doesn't tell us the name of the driver or the company? 
  • "Manhattanhenge — sometimes referred to as the Manhattan Solstice — is a circumstance which occurs twice a year, during which the setting sun aligns with the east–west streets of the main street grid in the borough of Manhattan." It happens today
  • Mrs. LL was doing some deep cabinet cleaning yesterday and came across a thick book and multiple CD set called "Mastering Spanish" I had bought many years ago. I was thinking about learning the language at the time, so I went all out and bought it. Only afterwards did I learn it probably should have been named "If You Already Are Pretty Good In Spanish But Really Want To Master It". 
  • The Update has a reference to Northwest's new V.R. Eaton High School today. Is that the monstrosity under construction south of 287 about a couple of miles past the Tarrant/Wise County line?
  • And as I was thinking of the number of people that Northwest ISD employs, I also became curious about government employment in Texas. The percentage is 16.1%. Take into account the number in the private sector that directly depends on the government for income (that school, for example, isn't being built for free), I bet government in Texas is directly responsible for 1 in 4 of all jobs. And that's a Texas run by "true conservatives." 
  • Steve Blow of the Dallas Morning News has a column today where he proclaims Texas will go Democratic in the future due to demographics. And he acts like that's some big revelation. If even I've been saying that for ten years, how does he have a job?
  • I'd like to know the number of times I've walked up the Wise County courthouse steps over the last twenty years. And I've amazingly never fallen. 
  • I just learned there were a bunch of arrests in the county early this year for the very odd offense of "illegal horse racing." 
  • Ticket Fans only: The Dan McDowell challenge of Norm Hitzges' proclamation of "becoming a grandfather for the first time" was something to behold. Dan said it didn't count because it was based upon Norm's adult stepson of only two years, who has never lived under the same roof with Norm, had become a father. Dan's radio partner said, "Dan, I think the words you are looking for are 'Congratulations, Norm.'"
  • Crazy lawsuit: Last year a bus carrying senior citizens to an Oklahoma casino crashed on the Bush tollway in Dallas. Three died. Now the North Texas Tollway Authority has sued the bus company claiming that the traffic jam caused by the wreck cost them $100,000 in tolls. 
  • Cowboys: Sean Lee was allegedly at practice yesterday to help younger linebackers. (If I were him, my mindset would be, "My career as a player isn't going to last much longer. Maybe I should start sending messages that I'd work hard as a coach.")