The Campaign For DA

5.22.2015

Random Friday Morning Thoughts




  • Lake Bridgeport this morning is only 4.72 feet low.  I predicted at 6:00 a.m. this morning to a faithful reader that it would be full by Thursday. I would like to revise that prediction to Tuesday. And you might want to take the under. 
  • Being a past Lake Bridgeport homeowner with a boat dock (not a bad life, by the way), I can safely say that we have Boat Dock Chaos going on out there. Floating docks have old cables now breaking, and stationary docks have motors and cables that are malfunctioning. 
  • Never doubt the Liberally Lean Storm Center. The following was a Random Thought from nine days ago (Hey, Delkus, I'm gunning for your job.): 
  • "Waco, Texas (CNN) Texas law enforcement officials are investigating what they say are new threats against officers from biker gangs in the wake of a recent shootout in Waco. Members of the Bandidos biker gang who are in the military 'are supplying the gang with grenades and C4 explosives,' according to a bulletin issued Thursday by the Texas Department of Public Safety and reviewed by CNN. The bulletin warns of plots targeting high-ranking law enforcement officials and their families with car bombs."  The Bandidos have disputed this. In light of how t DPS has recently had its credibility severally damaged under the leadership of Steve McCraw and seems to be operating based upon the Politics of Fear, I think I'll believe the Bandidos on this one. 
  • Nothing stuns me more than conservatives, in connection with the Waco shootings, saying "Lock 'em all up and figure it out later." 
  • The Texas House has tentatively approved a bill to protect ministers from lawsuits if they refuse to preside over a same sex marriage. I had heard that was a major problem in Texas much like the invasion of chupacabras.  Side note: This bill, as we spiral towards Idiocracy, was offer by Wise County representative Sen. Craig Estes.
  • In March of 2010 Texas Monthly published a story encouraging people to complete our “Bucket List”— “63 Things That All Texans Should Do Before They Die”. A Baylor law student did them all in one year.  As much as admire the guy, I'm worried Baylor Law School isn't as tough as it used to be. 
  • David Letterman has been doing his show since 1982, and his finale had 13.9 million viewers. The finale of TV's Breaking Bad, which had only 62 episodes on a cable channel you had to search for, had 10.3 million. 
  • Back in my DA days in the 1990s, the Wise County Sheriff and I drove past the entrance to Wise County Park. There was a sign for the park which read, "By order of Sheriff: No alcohol allowed."  I looked at him and asked, "Can you that?" He said, "I don't know, can I?" I replied, "I have no idea."  Those were the good old days. 
  • MADD and some Texas legislators will soon be holding a news conference announcing that a bill has been sent to the governor requiring Ignition Interlock devices for all people convicted of first time DWIs. And then I'll explain how they are completely wrong.