The Campaign For DA

1.19.2015

Random Monday Morning Thoughts



  • The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to decide whether the States can ban same sex marriage. (There were actually four petitions granted from four different states. By the luck of a docket number order the case will forever be known as Obergefell v. Hodges.) The decision is a no-brainer, right? 
  • In this day and time, I can't tell you how much I think the Bridgeport "Sissies" is the greatest name in the history of ever.  (For those of you who don't know, the boy's team used to be called the "Bullies" -- as in "Bully".) Even back in the day, there was nothing more amusing than watching one their games against a non-district opponent and watching the question marks form over the opponent crowd as they thought "Sissies?"
  • 12.8% of Texas children are uninsured. Not bad? Well, that ranks us the 49th state in the nation for children's health care.
  • Fox News apologized four times for an anti-Islam report. The most stunning thing is that they didn't preface the apologizes with "For those who may have been offended . .  .. "
  • That Fox Business News report on Super Bowl attendance (see post below) still has me shaking my head. And people listen to them for business advice? Someone had to be fired over that report. 
  • Before the Seahawks/Packers game, I told Mrs. LL that I'd bet $500 on Seattle if we were in Vegas even with the Seahawks giving 7.  It was a lock. #Kids,Don'tBetOnSports
  • "Let's Laugh At These Poor Seahawks Fans Who Left The Game Early"
  • If you write a book entitled God, Guns, Grits and Gravy and you want to run for President, one thing is certain: You might win the South. But that's it. The rest of the nation doesn't exactly get all giddy when it hears Sweet Home Alabama.
  • The Tarrant County DA tweets about MLK this morning and directs us to a link that doesn't work. She might want to consider hiring a PR person since her's left. 
  • A corporate executive at a conference goes to a dinner and then dropped off by Uber at the wrong hotel. His suit jacket was found neatly folded two weeks ago on the accompanying golf course. His body was found in a pond on the golf course over the weekend.
  • Along those same lines, professional golfer Robert Allenby misses the cut at a tournament in Hawaii and then posts a selfie of himself claiming he was kidnapped from a wine bar, beaten, and then released. Riiiiiiiight. I'm sure that's all there is to it. 
  • For the first time ever, I watched Point Break over the weekend. It's bad in a great way. But its no Road House.  
  • I also watched a documentary: Evolution of a Criminal.  A guy robbed a Texas bank when he was 16 years old, got out and received a degree in film from NYU, and then directed and starred in this documentary about the robbery. Good stuff. (As the film was about to reveal what the plea bargain was, Mrs. LL and I both guessed. Much to my chagrin, she nailed it exactly. I was five years too high.)
  • We also went and saw American Sniper over the weekend. The movie doesn't mention his tendency to stretch the truth, but the movie was really, really good despite being directed by Clint Eastwood who is notorious for dumbing down his films (See: Gran Torino and Million Dollar Baby.)  But even Eastwood had a little trouble having the script follow Kyle's book  -- the first scene out of the gate is inaccurate. Note: If you go see it, you will be able to hear a pin drop during the credits. It earned $90.2 million over the weekend -- a January weekend. 
  • Seth Rogan compared American Sniper to "Stolz der Nation (Nation’s Pride), a Nazi propaganda film in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds starring Fredrick Zoller (Daniel Bruhl)—a German sniper reenacting a 'heroic' episode in which he picked off over 200 Allied soldiers from a clock tower." He'll probably get in trouble for that. But not as much as Michael Moore. (Source.)
  • We saw the film at Keller's new Movie House and Eatery off of Rufe Snow. That place is fantastic. You sit in recliners. I mean, real recliners!
  • Bud Kennedy, in an article about MLK today, briefly referenced "the ugly Mansfield High School incident" of the 1950s. I had to look it up
  • Troy Aikman got all pissy with The Ticket's Gordon Keith last week. The man has no sense of humor, does he?  
  • Base salary for certain Cowboys last year: pro bowler Zack Martin ($420,000), Terrance Williams ($520,000), Anthony Hitchens ($420,000) and even Dez Bryant ($1.78 million).  If any sport needed a better union, it's the NFL.
  • "Eighty people hold the same amount of wealth as the world’s 3.6 billion poorest people." Here's the list. Hint: Mark Cuban isn't even in sniffing distance.



51 comments:

Anonymous said...

You say Clint Eastwood dumbs down his movies as if 95 percent of other Hollywood directors who want to make a profit don't do the same thing.

In terms of dumbing down movies, Eastwood is not Michael Bay!

Anonymous said...

No brainer = Troll

Anonymous said...

The only difference between Michael Moorecand a colostomy bag is capacity.

Anonymous said...

It is funny to me that liberals have a problem with snipers but not drones! Obama has killed far more folks (many innocent ones at that) silently from afar than Chris Kyle ever thought about...and he got a freaking Nobel!? I still support the drone strikes but sniper kills generate less collateral damage and is probably more efficient at protecting fellow soldiers.

Sean Elliott's Dirty Dead Kidney said...

The Yuma Criminals or Hoopeston Cornjerkers might have a claim on The Best Nickname in the History of Ever.

Anonymous said...

"You sit in recliners."

I hope you remembered your booster seat.

Anonymous said...

Again, it's time people look for other to find attention instead defaulting to homosexuality.

It's like an old song that's been overplayed.

Anonymous said...

RTGs: Calling this one out as Photoshopped. Check out the difference between the "face age" and "hand age" on both of them, the hard shadows on the left jawline of both, and the unnatural sharp focus/blur on the left side of the blonde's face.

Katy Anders said...

At his best, Eastwood is one of the greats in the director's chair. I mean, really amazing. I'm glad this film is apparently better than it looks: I was disappointed when I heard about the inaccuracies.

wordkyle said...

I'm enjoying your "income inequality" show. Your "eighty people" comment is bound to convince a few people.

Inequality is in the eye of the beholder. Is it fair that an attorney with a net worth of $500k has as much wealth as a quarter million of the poorest Central Africans?

Anonymous said...

Yeah. You should have watched a Seth Rogan movie.
That's more up your alley.

I don't think Clint Eastwood is your type.

Stick with the whiney dope-smoking Jew.

You'll feel safer in that environment.

Anonymous said...

And the win goes to Wordkyle!!!

Anonymous said...

Tomorrow at 8:00pm at Bridgeport High School we can finally end the debate. 4a #6 Bridgeport vs #15 Decatur. If you only see one basketball game this decade, make sure it's this one.

Anonymous said...

Let me start by saying I'm a veteran. I won't watch American Sniper for several reasons, most important of which is Kyle was a lying, self-promoting piece of shit and about as far from a "Hero" as you can get. This guy is no Audie Murphy or Joe Basilone. If he was somebody else would have written a book about him. He wouldn't have to do it himself. You can put me squarely in camp with Rogan.

RatherBeSailing said...

nicknames: Scottsdale (AZ) Artichokes if they are still in business.

Anonymous said...

⌖ The former Startlegram reporter was loverboy Joe Shannon's press person and not new District Attorney Sharen Wilson's.

⌖ Wealthy hedge fund guy J. Kyle Bass paid Chris Kyle to hang out with him (Bass) and his buddies. Bass also invested in Chris Kyle's business. Other inverstors included Roger Staubach. Kyle's widow sued J. Kyle Bass over the ownership of said business. I think she lost.

⌖ I wonder why Kyle lied and defamed Jesse Ventura. Chris Kyle never even met Scuff Face (Kyle's name for Ventura).

⌖ The anniversary of the greatest moment in Dallas radio history is coming up. That moment which will live in infamy was when the great Nestor choked Ticket bully, Gordon Keith. That's an assault! That's a physical assault! Greatness. Pure Greatness.

Anonymous said...

Barry, will you please give me $10,000? I am unequal.

Anonymous said...

Michael Moore probably spends 100 times as much on food as the average African American. He needs to share.

Anonymous said...

10:39,
Are you still frustrated because the other guys picked on you?

Anonymous said...

No, it's not a no-brainer. I don't buy the argument that their rights are violated by defining marriage as between a man and a woman only. The law and definition apply equally to hetero's and homo's. No ones rights are violated.

Anonymous said...

Why is the Obergefell decision a no-brainer?
Is homosexuality now a protected class like being black or a woman?

Anonymous said...

The win always goes to WORDKYLE!

He doesn't deflate his balls!

Woot! Woot!

LOL

Bear said...

I never leave any sporting event early just for the reason that occurred in Seattle. If I pay mega bucks for a seat, I want all the entertainment I can get.

Anonymous said...

Robert Allenby was assaulted by someone as the picture is shown. There are more facts of what happened to the story, but to try to discredit him by saying that there is "more to the story??.... I don't get it.

There are facts to the assault. Do you suggest that those bruises and scrapes are makeup?

Anonymous said...

My god. These people still exist?

Anonymous said...

I actually don't care if two men or two women marry and have legal standing, as long as a church that finds homosexual marriage to be a violation of its church doctrine is not required to hold marriage ceremonies.
I think the next step goes something like this, "Reverend Smith, we want to get married in your church by you. We don't care if neither of us belongs to, attends, or even knows where your church is. We know we've never met you, but you've got to marry us because it's the LAW! If you don't do it, we will sue you and your church."

Anonymous said...

GO BULLS!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Going to be an upset in Bridgeport tomorrow night!

Anonymous said...

Hey Barry, check out this video of a French TV show making fun of the latest absurd Fox news journalism:

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=28b_1421201170#FBFustuW7KWRigIH.16

My favorite thing about Fox News' audience is this:

They have no idea that they are such wackos that someone literally started a news network just to cater to their wacky point of views, exploit them, and make a ton of advertising revenue because those folks watch religiously (pun intended). The funny thing is, most of their anchors are liberals posing as conservatives because its such an easy buck!

Anonymous said...

The golfer looks like an airbag deployed in his mug.

I could literally go on all day with more reasonable alternatives to being abducted from a wine bar.

He should be granted one thing though- alcohol was involved.

Anonymous said...

You heard it here...Eagles pull off big upset tomorrow night. Coffman will have a game plane to keep it close. Decatur will play over their heads with nothing to lose. The Eagles are way better than people think and have the coaching edge. Decatur wins by 5 in front of packed out gym.

Sam Brows said...

12:23 Preach!

Anonymous said...

The movie doesn't mention his tendency to stretch the truth



Lawyers never stretch the truth.

Bear said...

I didn't think Troy was pissed off. He merely stated that their routine was getting old. He cut up with them as much as they cut up with him.

As usual, a lawyer blowing things way out of proportion.

Anonymous said...

Jorge Diaz is the shiznit!

Fake Jerry Jones

Anonymous said...

9:48am on the RTGs:

Either a UNT Photography major or gay. Absolutely nothing wrong with that picture from my perspective.

DF Jerry Jones
buy some season tickets

Anonymous said...

1:09

His caddie and another friend were with him at least part of the time at the wine bar.

Witnesses. What a bitch.

Anonymous said...

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to decide whether the States can ban same sex marriage. (There were actually four petitions granted from four different states. By the luck of a docket number order the case will forever be known as Obergefell v. Hodges.) The decision is a no-brainer, right?

Yes, no-brainer. 10th amendment, etc. gives states the right to make that decision. Should they ban it, now that's a whole other debate. Let states make their own decisions, and maybe they will wise up and allow it. But I would prefer that the federal government butt out!

Anonymous said...

I want to lick both of their toes.

Anonymous said...

Uh, I'm sorry that came out wrong- meant all their toes...

Anonymous said...

You know as in both chicks

Anonymous said...

I mean all 20...

Anonymous said...

You heard it here...Eagles pull off big upset tomorrow night. Coffman will have a game plane to keep it close. -1:33

Decatur go full Aggy and buy a Swagcopter?

Anonymous said...

The first scene of the movie is accurate. The scene in the book was changed by the editor because they did not want to portray Kyle killing a kid as an opener.

Anonymous said...

I'll show you some real-deal hero type of shit.

DF Tom Bishop

Anonymous said...

Something that always stuck in my craw about Kyle and the 180k bounty he had on his head. Does that bounty just get washed as soon as he leaves the Middle East, or is there a little more to this story. God forbid we have terrorists hunting down soldiers for payback on our own soil.

DF Surface Scratcher

Anonymous said...

10:39

I thought it was John Basilone or did "Manila John" have a brother who was also a hero?

Anonymous said...

RTG

Photoshopped, no question.

Anonymous said...

"12.8% of Texas children are uninsured."

Part of me wants to believe they are not only uninsured, but many undocumented...

"Fox News apologized four times" but stunned by specifics audience it offended?

This makes it an all-inclusive apology. There are many who were not offended, but they may still be owed an apology. It was a good call.

Supreme Court waited patiently to see if public opinion changed before taking the case. If they deny states this right, they should have also denied the new healthcare tax.

Isn't it telling that the media and the pro same-sexers call it a "ban" and most legal scholars call it the "legal definition" of the marriage union.

Although he made a "really, really good" movie, let's make sure to keep Clint in his place as a director using his history as justification. Man, I hope I never have to receive a public compliment from you.

Anonymous said...

4:06 you are correct. John Basilone, not Joe.

Anonymous said...

If the lions were not screwed by the officials they would be in the Super Bowl!