The Campaign For DA


Random Thursday Morning Thoughts

  • Kinky Friedman was on ESPN's Outside The Lines yesterday and referred to Jerry Jones and Chris Christie as being in the "most important latent homosexual relationship since Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson."  Host Bob Ley suddenly became very uncomfortable. 
  • There was an allegation last year that a Wise County deputy had photographed registered sex offenders in various stages of dress. Now Wise County has been sued in connection with one of the alleged incidents. (Note to Messenger: That's cause number CV14-12-924). I don't know if the lawsuit has any merit but there's an odd reference in it to former Wise County Sheriff Leroy Burch and Chief Deputy Sheriff John Yarbrough. (History.)
  • WBAP's Hal Jay brought up some weird study this morning that proclaimed that if you are born during a lot of solar activity you are more likely to die earlier than someone who was born when there was not. When a co-host asked what the solar activity was like in June of 1955, Jay said, "It was June! Of course there was a lot of solar activity!" (He was not joking.)
  • College Game Day has set up shop in Sundance Square this weekend for the National Championship Game. Might be a tad chilly. 
  • I just learned that The People's Choice Awards was on last night (I wouldn't have watched anyway) but all you need to know is that Best Comedic Actor went to Adam Sandler. Really.  Is this the 1990s?
  • It is almost poetic that Cowboy great Jethro Pugh passed away on a week when the iconic image of him digging in the ground for footing during the Green Bay Ice Bowl game has been shown on TV about a million times. 
  • Troy Aikman said this morning that he wasn't surprised that Jason Garrett went for it on 4th and 6 last week and "kind of expected it." Riiiiighhhhhttttttt.
  • Let me tell you the conclusion of any scientist studying the earthquakes in Irving: "It could be just natural earth movement. We can't rule out fracking but can't say it didn't contribute to it. And we can't predict the number or the magnitude of quakes in the future." 
  • Yesterday, Senator Majority Leader Mitch McConnell cautioned that terrorists are still out there “and they want to kill us wherever they can find us.” I didn't realize we were that hard to find. 
  • "The pen is mightier than the sword" didn't seem very accurate yesterday. 
  • For a couple of years I dogged the Tarrant County DA's office for hiring a Public Information Officer who seemed to be used as more of a campaign spokesman than a government DA's spokesman. (Although she was really good at her job.)  This morning she announced she had quit eight days into the administration of the new DA, Sharen Wilson.  Smart move. Smart girl. Someone hire her. She's a former Star-Telegram reporter.