The Campaign For DA

1.12.2015

Random Monday Morning Thoughts



  • I just noticed that the theme from St. Elmo's Fire plays at the end of those Rob Lowe commercials.  
  • Bridgeport's Colin Jones of the Carolina Panthers got some face time during Saturday's playoff game.
  • CBS ran a one hour tribute/documentary about Verne Lundquist in November that I had recorded and finally watched. It was beyond fantastic. It was called In Your Life if you can find it.
  • I also watched A Football Life on UT's win of the National Championship in 2006 in the Rose Bowl. Also really good. But do I dare say it: Vince Young's failed pro career seems frighteningly similar to RG3's current situation. Both won Rookie of the Year and then things began to wobble.
  • Another reason to hate Mark Cuban: He's throwing this party. (By the way, I follow the guy on Twitter and his account has become an infomercial for a ridiculous app that he owns. He's trying to compete with SnapChat, and it is destined to fail.)
  • Sting was at the AAC last night in what might have been the most unpublicized event of the weekend. Tickets for the nosebleed section were going for less than $10. 
  • Fox New is running a commercial dogging Dish for not carrying the network over a contact dispute. Bill O'Reilly appears and says that Dish "is censoring us." Sheesh. Really? It's about money, hoss.
  • There are sex offender lists. There should be a list of prosecutors who are known to have withheld evidence. Those type of prosecutors, quite frankly, are more dangerous.
  • Jury selection will begin in a crazy Graham County murder case where a guy is accused of killing his two year old and six month old sons and then sending a photo of their dead bodies to their mother. It made national news.  The case was moved to Tarrant County on a change of venue.
  • So last week Troy Aikman said he "expected" Jason Garrett to go for it on 4th and 6 but yesterday he disagreed with the Cowboys going for it on 4th and 2 with less than five minutes to play? 
  • Baylor went for it of 4th down a shocking 34 times this season (led the nation) and converted 73% of the time.
  • Horrible story: A Tarrant County child on Sunday after being in a coma since a 2009 DWI crash. Although he'll get no sympathy from the public, it is stunning that the defendant/other driver is still in the Tarrant County jail awaiting trial. (Related note: Applebees got sued over the wreck.)
  • I'm not sure I can do the "Above the Fold" posts with the Messenger's front page because they have tricked up -- in a bad way -- their digital downloads. 
  • There's a "Camel Kisses Ranch" near Wichita Falls where there are actual camels. At least there is for now: One of the camels trampled two people to death over the weekend. 
  • Weird college basketball moment. Baylor was up by 7 on TCU in overtime and it looked like time expired as the ball went out of bounds off of TCU. The ref then stopped the game and went to instant replay and then put a fraction of a second back on the clock.   (The game also featured a ref who went down with a hamstring injury -- he looked like he had been shot.)
  • Trashy girl I can't take my eyes off of. 



34 comments:

Anonymous said...

RTG
Flamingo Beach Costa Rica

Anonymous said...

Sting concert / football playoff championship thing was weird. Before the opener and between acts they literally played commercials on the big screen, had a fake DJ playing music while pretending to scratch and adjust a mixer board, and had some Channel 5 reporter trying to pump up a non-existent "crowd" - the place was practically empty.

The opener, "echosmith," is some group of awful teenage siblings singing annoying and forgettable pop stuff.

Then Sting came on and the people magically appeared and it was a great show. But there was no one in the "nosebleed" section -- the whole top section was completely empty and looked like it was closed.

that guy said...

Those Rob Lowe commercias are good, but they are overdoing it a bit.

I think Bill O'Reilly knows it's about the money and I think he would say it's about the PR campaign "hoss" - but I think you know that.

I lost all respect for Troy Aikman when I saw him in that Beats commercial. Why anyone would spend that kind of money on something not named Boze is beyond belief.

Today's RTG looks like the kinda gal you can take home to meet your mother. Good one hoss

Katy Anders said...

Contract negotiations a LITTLE like censorship, I guess...

I guess as a network, you use whatever tools are at your disposal to put pressure on the other side.

Anonymous said...

Hey Counselor, did you see the one about how the "amnesty" of our beloved new round of wetbacks is going to raise car insurance rates by $130 a yr when licenses are mandated to be issued?
Gotta love this income redistribution thingy.

Anonymous said...

I just switched from Dish to Direct. Dish offered me $10 off for 10 months. I told them I had no interest in them because I had to have Fox. If you have Dish you can call and tell them to disconnect and get the same offer. Use the line that you are doing it because of Fox and make yourself $100.

Anonymous said...

Her body looks like it was built
for......... well lets just imagine.

DD

Anonymous said...

DISH will likely lose a lot of customers over this FOX situation.

Conservatives are serious about making good on their threats to take their business elsewhere.

Most of us won't pay to see movies starring politically actives liberal actors and actresses. We don't mind it if they are simply liberal, but once they cross the line into political activism or insulting conservatives then forget it!

Anonymous said...

Interesting article from 2009 about the camel owner who was killed: http://www.timesrecordnews.com/news/camels-are-great-pets-woman-says

Anonymous said...

It's capitalism, which is gospel to conservatives, unless they're on the short end of it

Rage

janneba said...

To read the Messenger on-line you almost have to be a rocket scientist, It is pathetic. and I read a lot of newspapers on-line this one I don't I was anxious to read it this weekend until I clicked on it OMG get real.

Anonymous said...

BARRY,

1."Another reason to hate Mark Cuban"

What is your obsession with Mark Cuban and the app he created? lol The only person I every here this from is you.

2."So last week Troy Aikman said he "expected" Jason Garrett to go for it on 4th and 6 but yesterday he disagreed with the Cowboys going for it on 4th and 2 with less than five minutes to play?"

As soon as I heard him say that i went ballistic. He just says things now that get under my skin I used to really respect him but here lately he has disappointed me.

3."Baylor went for it of 4th down a shocking 34 times this season (led the nation) and converted 73% of the time"

To bad that didnt help them win their bowl game lol (go TCU)

Damn that RTG is fine

DD

Anonymous said...

Colin Jones is also the man that knocked Johnny Manziel back on the bench.

Anonymous said...

People that believe "Dish is censoring us" believe the rest of the hyperbole that FOX spews.

Anonymous said...

There is not a Graham County in Texas. It is Young County

Anonymous said...

Why is it that we can have people wait for a trial 3, 4, 5 years?

Anonymous said...

As of 5 days ago, Dish purportedly had lost 90,000 subscribers since Fox News was removed. That represents a whopping(?) 0.6% of its total customer base of 14 million.

By contrast, Fox News has lost more than 400,000 of its viewers, or roughly 30%, (compared to the same time period last year).

So who is the big loser in all this? If you think either of these big corporations is going to feel any real, long-lasting effects, you're fooling yourself. One way or another, the consumer will end up paying more, so we're the ones who lose. Welcome to the American oligarchy.

(sources: http://www.thepoliticalinsider.com/boom-fox-news-just-drop-kicked-dish-network-big-pile-reality/

http://www.ibtimes.com/fox-news-vs-dish-network-blackout-causing-ratings-decline-channel-concedes-1779000)

Anonymous said...

Many years ago, my old ag teacher told me to never trust:

1. a dairy bull
2. a boar hog
3. a Brahman bull
4. a camel
5. a mature tame deer

He said they could all turn on you in a second, you would have no hint it was coming, and the outcome was never pleasant. He was right.

DF Greenhand

Anonymous said...

The white trash girl is what we like to call white chocolate she wishes she was black
Just look at how she acts! I am willing to bet she will have numerous nigglets with curly hair, permanent tan and no baby daddy sometime soon!

Anonymous said...

The trashy girl reminds me of Sara Gilbert.

Anonymous said...

The case has been back and forth in the appellate courts for about 4 years.

Anonymous said...

Rage, Al Gore spells capitalism GLOBAL WARMISM. It's made him very wealthy. That along with selling his TV station to an Arab oil country, not to mention his father who got rich while on the board of Occidental Petroleum....

Anonymous said...

The defendant/other driver locked up in the Tarrant County jail, has not injured or killed anyone by driving drunk since he has been locked up.

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

LOL... That Guy.

Boze?

Anonymous said...

Rage doesn't really care anyway.

Anonymous said...

Any news about that pervert cop that likes to look at naked men? I'd like to know if it's safe to let my kids go outside and play.

DF Peter Gazer

wordkyle said...

Hasn't Dish had this same type of dispute with several networks?

Anonymous said...

Every cable provider has been thru this with FOX. It's all about money unless you believe what FOX tells you, then they are censoring your freedom.

Anonymous said...

Hey, BG....Exactly what do you consider "fantastic" to be?
I've heard of "to infinity & beyond"



DF Buzz Lightyear

Anonymous said...

just read where CT had 5 earthquakes in the last week. and they don't even frack wells up there. WTF?

Anonymous said...

Graham County murder case.

Better check out your Almanac, Marco Polo.

Anonymous said...

WK: yes, Dish has been doing that. Unfortunately, I have Dish. For now.

Anonymous said...

Why don't you run a website with a list of prosecutors that withold evidence?

Anonymous said...

Those type of prosecutors, quite frankly, are more dangerous...coming from a man who works hard to keep pedophiles on the street...Speaks Volumes Doesn't It?