The Campaign For DA


Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts

  • I heard about "Ted Talks" two weeks ago for the first time. Now I've seen it mentioned in various places. What's this about?
  • Great comment yesterday about the dueling church music in Decatur: What if it was the Muslim "Call to Prayer?" that was being blasted out? 
  • "He was born in Canada. If you know and when we all studied our history lessons, you are supposed to be born in this country, so I just don't know how the courts will rule on this." - Donald Trump questioning Ted Cruz's qualifications to run for President. (I'm just sitting back and getting my popcorn ready.) 
  • Speaking of Cruz, what was one of the biggest criticisms during President Obama's first run? Oh, yeah. He was a freshman senator with no "executive experience."  (I can still see Sarah Palin saying that.) 
  • That OU kid who engaged in the racist fraternity chant will make a statement today. You know, that's not a bad idea.  If that moment of stupidity is going to haunt him on the Internet forever, he might as well get an apology out there which shows up on the first page of a Google search in the future.
  • The Kids In The House left handwritten birthday cards for Mrs. LL around the house in various odd places.  I had nothing to do with it and it was incredibly touching. She thanked them sincerely last night and they replied with, "You're welcome! What's for dinner, mom?"  
  • I spent my obligatory 10 minutes with the opening of the Mark Davis Show today and have never heard him more unprepared. He was set to question whether a Dallas teacher should be fired for displaying a nude photo of herself to a class. But once he played a Channel 5 news clip of the story on the air he realized he had no idea what the facts were. One photo? Two? Cell phone? Computer? Accidental? Intentional? Number of students who saw it? He bailed out of the segment in a hurry. 
  • The first assistant DA in Dallas County who was fired sure did strike back yesterday saying the office deserved  “a leader who is stable and competent.”  Wow.  That "stable" word sure does stick out to me. Is it possible Dallas and Tarrant County have two female DA's who will damage the perception of female professionals for years to come? 
  • A Van Halen tour with a stop in Dallas? Yawn.
  • Do they still have the UIL academic competition of "picture memory"?
  • I don't care about the Mavericks but even I can tell that's one screwed up team. It's composed of guys who respond like lazy children. You dramatically chew them out for not cleaning up their room as they have promised to do so every day so they go clean up their room. It looks good. Then they go back to being lazy children. 
  • Baseball rule change suggestion: A foul ball with two strikes is an out. Three balls equals a walk. A game is seven innings. MLB has to do something to change.