The Campaign For DA


Random Thursday Morning Thoughts

  • Someone sent me a comment yesterday asking if I could post the criminal history of a public figure. Sure. If it is true and newsworthy. 
  • I record and watch NBC Nightly News almost every night when I get home. I'm a big fan of host Brian Williams and was really moved by a story last week when he reminisced about being in Iraq a decade ago when the helicopter he was in was hit by a small missile. So I was stunned last night when he admitted it didn't happen and, blamed it on the "fog of memory."  I want to believe he simply had a faulty memory, but that's hard to do. And Fox News went into full attack mode on the main stream media (as certainly will the comment section below).
  • An ironic twist on the day of the memorial service of the Pepper the dog: An off-duty Dallas police officer shot and killed a dog Wednesday afternoon moments before the memorial service began.
  • Jim Leavelle, the officer wearing that iconic white suit while escorting Lee Harvey Oswald at the moment of the shooting, was up at the offices of the Dallas Morning News yesterday. Picture. When I showed that to Mrs. LL, she asked, "Do you think anyone ever asks him to recreate that facial expression he had in that famous photo?"  Pause. Silence. And then I slowly turned my head towards her. (Girl ain't right.)
  • "Dallas mega-church pastor Ed Young is about to push your buttons again. The colorful and controversial minister is planning to baptize a copy of the book, Fifty Shades of Grey, this Sunday." Ed Young's antics may have him go down in history as the leader of worship's descent into Idiocracy. And they need to rename that church "The Place Which Worships Silly Bits." 
  • A stat only Baylor fans will care about: Football team has gone 25-1 in last 26 home games, Men's Basketball is 17-1 in last 18 home games, and Women's Basketball is a shocking 88-2 in last home 90 games. 
  • There was a Cessna plane crash in Argyle last night which caused the death of the pilot.  That was a pretty nice plane. The pilot, based upon my brief research which could be wrong, owned some company called "Dirt to Dough". But I can't find out much about it. 
  • "President Obama met with American Muslim leaders this afternoon, according to the White House schedule, but so far the administration is unwilling to reveal who attended the meeting, which was closed to the press." You know why? Because in this day and time they would be harassed to no end by the nut cases out there. And I would fear for their safety. 
  • "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon spent eight whole minutes on a Saved By The Bell sketch featuring the original cast, almost 25 years after the NBC Saturday morning kid-com made its premiere." It was really funny even going so far as to do subtle jokes about  Elizabeth Berkley's racy Showgirls and Jessie's insane caffeine pill freakout