The Campaign For DA

12.29.2014

Random Monday Morning Thoughts



  • So we have another missing airliner? If this one isn't found, I might join the conspiracy theorists.
  • I've been sick for almost a week. It's worse than a cold and less than the flu. But I wake every morning and think, "Is it gone?"
  • The homeowner who shot and killed a man in Rhome on the day after Christmas is described as "a  former peace officer with extensive firearms training." I wonder if this is him on Twitter. 
  • Mrs. LL trying to describe geocaching to my side of the family over Christmas was a golden moment. You could almost see the question marks forming over their heads. 
  • At Mrs. LL's insistence, she ordered The Interview. I watched most of it and found it stupidly funny (but my expectations were zilch.) 
  • The Family Cat was roaming around and shattered a drinking glass in the middle of Saturday night. That'll wake you up. Except I was the only one who woke up.
  • Sports: (1)  Jason Garrett was crazy for not pulling Romo, Murray or Bryant earlier. (2) Rewatched Baylor vs. TCU on Fox Sports No Huddle over the weekend. I have no idea how Baylor won that game. (3) What a vicious, yet clean, hit on Geno Smith (4) Josh Gordon was suspended after attending a Johnny Football party (Gordon was suspended because he missed practice the next morning. Johnny got suspended for missing treatment. What goofballs.) (5) Last spring, I saw a legitimate offer to enter a drawing for the opportunity to buy tickets to the college National Championship game but you had to enter it by a certified/registered letter. I actually did that and thought I might be selected since who would go to that much trouble for a chance just to buy tickets? I got a postcard a month ago telling me I was out of luck. 
  • The Update "scooped me" in an area they shouldn't have: The Fort Worth Court of Appeals deciding the Terry Ross appeal. I normally check for released opinions every Friday morning (that's when they release opinions and not just orders), but I didn't do it this week because I figured there would be none because of Christmas. They released the opinion on Tuesday, and no one noticed. 
  • The wife of the convicted ex-JP in Kaufman County is expected to enter a guilty plea this week. She testified in the trial she didn't have a deal with the prosecutors but she has one now. Are we to believe there were no plea discussions whatsoever before her testimony? 
  • I read an article from early this year in Texas Monthly about a triple killing in farm house in Pampa, Texas in 2005.  I had never heard about it. Man, it's almost exactly like In Cold Blood -- but with a survivor.
  • Rep. Phil King filed a bill to undermine anti-fracking ordinances as they did in Denton.
  • Watched some of the original Vacation this weekend and noticed, once the Griswolds got to California, that gas prices were over $2.00. The movie was released in 1983.


21 comments:

Anonymous said...

If you watch the original Die Hard, filmed in 1988 Los Angeles, you'll see gas prices at an authentic gas station (involving the black police officer buying doughnuts) were 88 cents.

I don't know why they were $2 only five years earlier.

Anonymous said...

When are the riots going to break out in Rhome over the shooting of an innocent unarmed white man by a former white police officer?

Anonymous said...

9:01 We should have everything worked out for a full fledged riot right after we get finished with Kareoakra night here at Frilly's.

Anonymous said...

Wouldn't undermining cause even more problems where they've fracked?

DF United Miners Local #OICU812

Katy Anders said...

Gas prices in "I am Legend" are more than $6.50.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3118/2644505909_6d71e9a64f.jpg

Thanks, Obama.

Anonymous said...

Katy,

I'm sorry hon, you seriously lack credibility on historical gas prices based off previously debunked comments on the subject.

sparkerr said...

9:47-
I am not Katy, but I would seriously like for you to NOT call her "hon."

Katy probably ignores you better than I can, but seriously . . . "hon?"

Anonymous said...

How does one become former white? I might want to try a different color.

Anonymous said...

sparkerr...No problem sweet cheeks, I won't let it happen again!

Anonymous said...

Who would you rather have as a neighbor? Craig Rigtrup or Skippy?

Anonymous said...

Thou shall not covet thy neighbors wife...now where did I read that?

Anonymous said...

10:53, you might want to review the eight traditional English parts of speech.

Anonymous said...

" I've been sick for almost a week. It's worse than a cold and less than the flu. But I wake every morning and think, "Is it gone?" "

My doc calls it, "The Korean Crud".

Man, I had no idea he was such a racist until I saw that in print.
Anyway, there are no stats on it and no official name but different docs across the nation are reporting this phenomenon as something they have never seen before. There is enough evidence there may be epidemiological studies starting later in the year but it is all anecdotal now.

Give up and go get a steroid shot and pills ASAP to round it out for a few days so you don't get a pneumonia and it will be all good.

Anonymous said...

SKIPPY

Anonymous said...

11:48

Bu...hands down

Anonymous said...

1:35, Why? So when you broke in his house, you know you have no fear of getting shot?

Anonymous said...

2:39

I'm not a break in kind of guy, so to me, it is more of a question of lawn care and home maintenance.

Anonymous said...

A well maintained lawn and home always makes me feel safe also.

Anonymous said...

The wife of the convicted ex-JP in Kaufman County is expected to enter a guilty plea this week. She testified in the trial she didn't have a deal with the prosecutors but she has one now. Are we to believe there were no plea discussions whatsoever before her testimony?

Are we to believe lawyers at all?

Anonymous said...

The Family Cat was roaming around and shattered a drinking glass in the middle of Saturday night. That'll wake you up. Except I was the only one who woke up.

What did you do next? How did you defend your family?

Just pull the covers over your head?

sparkerr said...

11:32,
I have to admit, that was funny.