The Campaign For DA

2.19.2015

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts


  • The oftentimes object of my disdain, Lisa Blue Baron, has reduced the price of her Preston Hollow estate from $37.5 million to  $33.5 million.
  • The news yesterday regarding an arrest in the murder case of a Colleyville housekeeper is insane and ambiguous.  Two strangers were "connected" to a $1 million "fraudulent" insurance policy taken out on the housekeeper and killed her for the money? I want to know more about this insurance policy and how it was obtained. And I wonder if there might be an insurance agent involved in this. 
  • I'm up to date on Better Call Saul.  I'm more optimistic about than before. 
  • Of course I'm doubtful about Brian Williams simply having a memory lapse, but it has given rise to some discussions about how your brain/memory can trick you.  I've had several occasions when I researched an event that I know happened only to find out I'm wrong about significant details about it. (Admittedly, it wasn't as significant as being shot down in a helicopter, however.)
  • Texas State Sen. Van Taylor was on the Mark Davis Show this morning and was asked why he opposed the legalisation of marijuana.  He had the weirdest and irrelevant rambling answer. He first focused on how drugs not approved by the FDA have caused horrible birth defects, and he mentioned how the FDA was founded after a pharmacist tried to create a "helpful" drug which killed over 50 people.  Ummmkay. To add to the weirdness, during the answer he suddenly just stopped talking. After several seconds of dead air, Davis had to ask, "Are you at the end of a sentence?"
  • BagOfNothing wrote today that he was not familiar with the game "Kick the Can."  Man, that was a huge player in my neighborhood back in the day.  But our rules were amended more often than the Texas Constitution. 
  • I don't know if this source is legit, but it says that new Tarrant DA Sharen Wilson has imposed strict working hours of 7:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. for all employees.  That's more than eight hours so I don't know how that works out. 
  • From the This-Looks-Bad Department: Over the top right winger  Michael Quinn Sullivan is president of an over the top group called Empower Texans. He was fined $10,000 last year by the Texas Ethics Committee for failing to register as a lobbyist. He then suddenly said he was moving to Denton County and appealed the decision to a district court in Denton (which he had the right to do assuming Denton County was his residence.) Yesterday, a judge in Denton, Steve Burgess, reversed the decision.  It was then discovered that Burgess "followed" Sullivan on Twitter but by this morning the judge has completely deleted his twitter account. 
  • I don't think it is wise for any judge to be on Twitter, but I like it when they do. They send inadvertent clues about their biases. 
  • I wonder if all papers have the following headline on autofill . . . 


47 comments:

Anonymous said...

Any of those brain-fart episodes you described happening occur on the first Tuesday of November 2008/2012?
Me thinks it is possible considering your diatribe.

Anonymous said...

Lisa Blue Baron looks like a million bucks.

guinjames said...

hEireann go bragh on the RT girl.

Anonymous said...

"It was then discovered that Burgess "followed" Sullivan on Twitter but by this morning the judge has completely deleted his twitter account."

Pretty sure under 'Texas Conservatives ethics' that's totally acceptable. Wordkyle will be along shortly to confirm.

Anonymous said...

Who's Baron?

Lucky guy.

Anonymous said...

the DA would have to allow unpaid lunch and/or breaks

Anonymous said...

Today's RT's are in the running for most boring and irrelevant at least for the 4 years I've been reading.

Too many liberal land mines out there for ya, Barry?

Anonymous said...

Yeah, how DARE a boss require employees to show up and get in a full net 8 hours of actual work.

Anonymous said...

Amazing how Brian Williams can be put out to pasture by a bunch of folks who probably go to church and would swear they talk to a magic sky man.

Anonymous said...

8:50

Technically, it's the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November.

And remember, vote early and vote often.

Anonymous said...

Seems Rand Paul has "memory problems",too. He claimed degrees from Baylor in English and Biology but never got those degrees. You'd think he could remember little things like that.

Anonymous said...

Agree that Call Saul has picked up. A lot like Breaking Bad, now.
Tense, violent, funny.

Triple Fake... said...

it looks as if Erin (or hEireann?) has gone bragh-less

Sure, and 'tis a wee bit soon to be celebratin', what with Lent just kicked off and all, but whenever a lovely lass raises the flag, t'would be an insult not to raise a glass as well.
Beannachtam na Femle Padraig!
Slainte!

Triple Fake Paddy O'Furniture

Anonymous said...

Children reallocating their time from "Kick the Can" to sitting on their butts with a smart phone in their hand is the reason for obesity. When I was a child our evenings were spent outside playing "Kick the Can" and "Hide and Seek" while our parents sat on the porch visiting with neighbors and keeping an eye on us. It was too hot in the house to go inside. The adults had spent the whole day with chores and work that required the use of muscles so they deserved to sit and visit. Today, since work does not require sweat, people have to go to a "Gym" and pay money so the can sweat. When I was a kid a "Gym" was a place where Mohammad Ali went to learn to beat the hell out of white guys. Even farmers use air conditioned tractors and hydraulics to do the work so they also get fat. Schools may require children to go onto playgrounds to get exercise since they don't get it at home.

You still love your grandmother's recipes and might not eat any more than they did back then but the problem is that you don't use your muscles like they did. Stop blaming McDonalds.

Anonymous said...

I have noticed in my own little world that as time passes the fish I caught are getting larger with each retelling.

Not the mention how much more beautiful/statuesque/frequent my past conquest have become.

Give me a few more years and I will be a legend in......

Anonymous said...

RTG has a gross kitchen

Anonymous said...

I didn't think "Pushing For Second Chances" was a often used headline but what do I know.

TF William R Hearst

CT said...

Isn't Barron, her spouse, dead??

Anonymous said...

Robin hood lane Kick-the-can games are still talked about in our house

Anonymous said...

We didn't play kick the can.

We played throw the rock.
Throw the dirt clod.
Hand the wrench or other tool to dad whilst he fixed the cars.
Ride the old bikes dad put together for us.
Patch the bicycle tire with a burning or vulcanizing patch kit.
Shoot the BB gun.
Shoot out any glass in houses that were still vacant from the '49 flood.
Shoot whisky and wine bottle that were in the bar ditches.
Harass the neighborhood drunk who would swing his cane at you. I never harassed him. He did try to hit me with his cane however.
Crack the whip.
Smear the queer.
And sports sports sports sports

Anonymous said...

I don't know if this source is legit, but it says that new Tarrant DA Sharen Wilson has imposed strict working hours of 7:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. for all employees. That's more than eight hours so I don't know how that works out.

I thought lawyers were professionals? Are they? Aren't professionals supposed to do what it takes to get the job done on time and on schedule?

Funny

Anonymous said...

10:45

I think I tore a hammy in one Robin Hood game.

The street football games were pretty good too. As were the Bball games in the Vinson driveway.

Anonymous said...

11:15, what is a bar ditch?

Anonymous said...

@11:19

I think it means that they will all be in the office from 07:45 to 5:30. No more flexing your time.

And @Barry, referencing the more than 8 hours part, its probably an uncompensated lunch hour.

Anonymous said...

Doesn't Walmart take out life insurance policies on their employees as the beneficiary, hence hiring the older greeters....this has been going on for a while.

The FDA does not regulate alcohol, a legal recreational drug...what's the difference. The ability to defend supporting legal alcohol sales would be much harder than pot.

Anonymous said...

12:41

Do your research.

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bar%20ditch

Anonymous said...

The lucky guy is dead, Jim.

Anonymous said...

Dead peasant policies are illegal. But it happens.

Anonymous said...

You rich kids and your shiny new Robin Hood Lane cans. You would have been crushed by us West Side kids. We used rusty cans and we liked it!

DF Grew up on Greathouse

guinjames said...

La feilte Padraig sona diaobh.

guinjames said...

Oglaigh na hEireann

Anonymous said...

2:23

At least you had the brick plant, and Lady Jane Coggins.

Anonymous said...

What ever happened to that cop that liked taking pics of men's junk? I'm waiting.....

DF Butt Secks Bubba in cell block 4

Anonymous said...

It is not "bar ditch", it is a "borrow ditch". Dirt is borrowed from beside a roadway and piled on the road to elevate it and facilitate drainage. I learned that working with civil engineers.

Anonymous said...

Bar ditch is an accepted variation of borrow ditch.

Anonymous said...

RE: RTG

Me blarney has turned to stone!

Anonymous said...

Today's Irish RTG makes me feel funny in my pants. Like there's a Republican Army in there.

Anonymous said...

Don't let your Brian trick you

Vote. NO

To the DISD money grab

I mean bonds

HarveyLee said...

I think that is " barrow ' ditch named for the barrows ( ( hogs ) that used to lie therein.

Anonymous said...

Uncompensated lawyer. Now that's an oxymoron.

Anonymous said...

Lisa Blue, Mark Cuban......

Barry, finish the list ok?

Anonymous said...

It's bar ditch you flippin liberal Yankees

DD

Anonymous said...

I question anyone who uses "umkay". I bet Rage uses "umkay," too.

With the way Brian Williams lies, he should be a politician or lawyer,. Maybe Rage is Brian Williams.

Anonymous said...

You and saul are cut from the same cloth...ambulance chasing in your blood...

Anonymous said...

A bar ditch, also known as a barrow pit, is a roadside pit or channel dug for drainage purposes.[1] The term is most often used in the Southwestern United States.

Get over it.

Anonymous said...

All the road construction plans that ever came across my desk labeled the ditches along side the road as borrow ditches. If more dirt was needed then an easement was obtained from nearby land to dig from a borrow pit. There is your difference between a borrow ditch and a borrow pit. In rural Alabama and Wise County, Texas the term is pronounced "bar".

Anonymous said...

And you quote Biden over Guilliani? Sheesh