The Campaign For DA

3.30.2015

Random Monday Morning Thoughts



  • We bought one of those baseball "pitchback nets" again (the last one gave out after a couple of years.) I love those things.  Although I did have an awkward moment in trying to assemble it without looking at the instructions since it was the exact same make and model of the last one. It didn't go well. Mrs. LL had to come out and do the "step aside" routine. 
  • That Dallas DA situation has escalated quickly. There are even calls for her resignation, and I'm guessing she won't handle this pressure well. 
  • The Junior in the House asked me the difference between "effect" and "affect" last night. Girl, I'm the last person you should ask about that. 
  • Mrs. LL saw a huge, huge group of sports bikes on a highway in Fort Worth yesterday which were causing traffic to slow down to a standstill. I'm guessing they were doing stunts like we saw on Central Expressway a few years back
  • I perked up when I saw that federal judge John McBryde in Fort Worth had allegedly made “disparaging, gender-discriminatory remarks” in connection with a defendant trying to delay her sentence because of a potential surgery. But the story didn't say what those remarks were. "The 5th Circuit issued a rare public reprimand of McBryde in 1995 over what it called his 'intemperate, abusive and intimidating treatment of lawyers, fellow judges and others.' He was suspended from receiving new cases for a year."
  • You want to know where we are heading? Consider this: 76,976 people showed up in stadium in California this weekend to watch Wrestlemania 31. 
  • Doing a complete 180 from last week, the University of Texas fired Rick Barnes over the weekend. His exit press conference was eerily similar to Mack Brown's with a feeling of, "I have not been treated fairly and I'm going to tell you all about it some day." 
  • I got Slumped Shoulder when I saw that Dance Mums UK was set to be recorded on the DVR. The. Whole. Series. 
  • What a slow news weekend nationally and locally. The first three items in the Update were spring high school sports scores. 
  • Liberally Lean Pick 'Em standings


40 comments:

Andrew Kuppinger said...

Brock Lesner and John Cena brought more people then the Wrestling I bet.

Anonymous said...

Did you miss Bud Kennedy's article about the Separatists in yesterday's paper?
After mentioning that Freedom Texas has monthly meetings in Cleburne & Decatur, the next paragraph is:
"The Wise County Messenger announces the secession meetings like any sewing circle or civic club...."

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

Great Article about Neal Hawks, his background, and the move-in students at Bridgeport.

Hat's off to Travis Lisle.

wordkyle said...

I'm not sure what your vague comment on Wrestlemania means. "Where we're headed?" The attendance you cited is actually down from previous Wrestlemanias. So where does that mean we're headed?

Anonymous said...

Mrs. LL had to come out and do the "step aside" routine.

Kind of throwing a 'softball' to your critics, eh?

Anonymous said...

Dear Barry,
I'm African-American and I disagree with you almost all the time.

You know what that makes you?

Well, given the fact that you disagree with what a back man believes.....that makes you a racist!

Anonymous said...

I agree with Wordy, wraslin' has been tanking for years. It is the popularity of the MMA stuff that has me concerned about where we are headed. Sprinkle a little Brawndo on that thought and watch it grow.

Anonymous said...

I predict a very low comment total today. I think Barry took the day off.

Anonymous said...

We still got folks around here tbat think the moon shot was fake and rasslin's real

DF Lewis Grizzard

Katy Anders said...

The DA story is wild.

In Houston, we have a family law judge who has gotten into hot water over a crowd-funding site/registry for her lavish European honeymoon - which at least one attorney appearing in her court felt "pressured" to contribute to.

http://blogs.houstonpress.com/news/2015/03/judge_alicia_franklins_and_attorney_doug_yorks_tone-deaf_honeymoon_registry.php

Anonymous said...

To 'affect' is to cause something. 'Effect' is the result of something.

Anonymous said...

In other words, "Affect" is used as a verb, and "Effect" is used as a noun. Good job, 9:45 AM!! These words really cause problems for a lot of people. What I can't understand is people who say "ideal" when they mean "idea"! :-)

Anonymous said...

I'm the last person you should ask about that.

no kidding. You can't even spell either one.

sparkerr said...

To help remember the difference of effect/affect -
Effect can be preceded by "the." "The" ends with "e" and "effect" starts with "e." . . . The effect was . . . the bad effect . .. . (an adjective can come between them.)

Affect is the other one and is a verb.

All you have to remember is that "Effect" can be preceded by "thE" (e & e) and it will make sense, or in other words, it names something.

I think this is easier to explain in person. . . . I am thinking the effect of my words has not affected your understanding.

Anonymous said...

This is one of those weeks that reminds me that PUBLIC EDUCATION IS DEAD!!!!!!

Sam Brows said...

Slow news day? Really? Well I'm surprised that someone here hasn't already mentioned our First Lady commenting that "Black Girls Rock", over the weekend. That seems like news. I mean, wouldn't it be news if, O.K., we all know Hillary isn't going to do it, so let's say, Carly Fiona came out and at some event directed towards Caucasian adolescent girls, spontaneously said, "Hey, I just want ya'll to know that the sky is the limit for you...White Giles Rock." Wouldn't that be news?

Oh, and as for WrestleMania 31...it is coming to a Jerryworld near you in 369 days, and if you think 78K was a big number, Jerry has some oceanfront lots in Mansfield he will happily sell you. No doubt he already has McMahon's Rock Solid Indemnity Agreement in hand for any portable seats that need to be installed for record breaking attendance purposes, but which have to be removed at the last minute due to safety concerns.

Anonymous said...

I reckon that RTG has some nice child bearing' hips, uhhh huhhh.

DF Carl

Anonymous said...

STAAR language tests today. Hence the need for 'affect' vs 'effect' definitions.

Sam Brows said...

Grrrr. "White Girls..."

Anonymous said...

Slow news day might be picking up, looks like a little gunfight at Fort Meade. Bruce Jenner got shot down busting the gate at the NSA.

Anonymous said...

Congrats to the two people who picked the final four correctly.

Anonymous said...

to 10:20:

After hearing about the Alvord board president performance last Thursday truer words could not be spoken.

Barry:
How about the preseason Kentucky "No loss season" bet with odds of 50:1? And there are still some folks in the running! News worthy"

Anonymous said...

"Affect" = verb

"Effect" = noun

Shall we consider "I" vs "me" tomorrow?

Anonymous said...

Affect can also be a noun, as in, "The patient's affect was flat."

Anonymous said...

Shall we consider "I" vs "me" tomorrow?

That's BG everyday.

Katy Anders said...

1:20: Not sure me can wait for 24 hours, but it's alright by I.

Anonymous said...

How due you no witch too use, who or whom?

Anonymous said...

Effect can be a verb, as well, meaning "to accomplish or implement".

We effected a solution that positively affected patient outcomes.

Anonymous said...

I witch I could answer that but I due'nt no too who I is speaking.

Anonymous said...

Hey Bu...

You must have missed the HBO documentary on Scientology last night, called Going Clear.

Catch it on a rerun, verrrrrrrrrrry interesting.

Anonymous said...

Mike Honcho: Can you post link to the article you referenced?

Great Article about Neal Hawks, his background, and the move-in students at Bridgeport.

Anonymous said...

3:12 I always found it suspicous that BG never dogged Scientology or Cruise and Travolta for that matter.

Denney Crane said...

The Scientology documentary blew me away.

I felt a little sorry for those who "drank the koolaide" and suffer(ed) the consequences.

At least they figured out how to keep their labor costs to a minimum...

Anonymous said...

Slow news day? Nothing about Hillary wiping her server, that illegally contained her SoS emails?

Not just deleting the emails that SHE says were not SoS related, but wiped the server clean.

Nothing?

No emails whatsoever from the time of Benghazi.

You as an attorney have no questions or comments about that?

Anonymous said...

4:07

Oswald acted alone.

Anonymous said...

What's the difference between Nixon and Hillary ?

Nixon did not destroy the tapes.

Too bad 40% of the country will vote for her regardless.

Double Fake Sam Ervin

Anonymous said...

So, what's the deal with the pitch back net? For you or the girls?

Anonymous said...

Simplified:

Cause and effect.

Affect is similar to affection; most always psychologically based.

Anonymous said...

3:59 Front page of the wise county messenger from this past weekend. It is very good and detailed.

Anonymous said...

"Mrs. LL had to come out and do the 'step aside' routine."

Dude. Barry. It's one thing for this to have happened. It's quite another for you to publish that it happened. Have you ANY male pride? I mean, I would get it if your wife was an engineer, or a mechanic, or something-- I'm not averse to dissolving gender roles-- but she's not.

Then we learn that, juris doctor or not, you can't instruct a child as to the simple difference in "affect" vs. effect.

Dude. We all play dumb, once in a while. But don't you think that you're over-doing it?