The Campaign For DA

5.04.2015

Random Monday Morning Thoughts



  • So some group called American Freedom Defense Initiative’s  holds a "Muhammad Art Exhibit and Contest" to draw cartoons of Muhammad and then violence breaks out? Who would have thunk it? When Lt. John McClane wore a sandwich board in Harlem in Die Hard With A Vengeance I didn't think there was a potential for anything to go wrong at all either.
  • And one of the attackers has the very Middle Eastern sounding name of  . . . wait . . . Elton Simpson of Arizona?
  • The organizer of that event is a blogger who truly believes President Obama is the love child of Malcolm X. 
  • The Texas Senate has passed a bill creating a tax free weekend for firearm sales. Soooooo Texas. 
  • Car insurance question: Someone asked me the other day if there was coverage when you allow someone else to drive your insured vehicle. I'm pretty sure the answer is yes under the "permissive use" clause. Then they asked me why that wouldn't provide coverage for a teenager in the house who you just give blanket permission to use your car so you could avoid listing the teenager as a named insured on the policy (and avoid getting your rates jacked up.) My very technical legal answer was, "I don't know, but I don't think you can do that." Anyone out there have a definitive answer? 
  • I've worn a white shirt, tie, and suit to work for years and years.  Oddly, now if I walk into a convenience store or fast food restaurant (Subway for example), it's not uncommon for the worker to ask me, "What do you do?"  That never happened until recently. 
  • We've got a bird or two who chirps outside in the middle of the night. It's not owl or a whip-poor-will, and I couldn't think of other birds which are vocally active at night. 
  • Sounds like a lot of people feel ripped off for paying $100 for the Mayweather/Pacquiao fight via pay-per-view.  I would have been worried once I saw the Burger King Guy in Mayweather's entourage immediately before the fight. 
  • I think my Honda lawnmower might be on its last legs after ten years or reliable use. 
  • In a bizarrely funny moment this morning, Mrs. LL and I created a new character called Yawning School Announcement Lady.
  • I remembered this weekend that a long, long time ago that I went to a Kentucky Derby party.  Immediately after the race, most of the females in the room immediately yelled, "That's it? That's all there is?!"  They were expecting a long race.
  • Joan Jett opened up for The Who in Dallas this weekend and a basically topless Miley Cyrus joined her for three songs. (Hey, you look it up. This is a family friendly blog.)
  • Junior Miller of The Ticket went to The Who concert and pointed out that they did something refreshing: There was no encore. The fake encore has bugged me ever since the first time I saw a concert. 
  • I told Mrs. LL that I was working on a one act play/film starring The Family Pup and Dumb Family Pup #2.  And I'm serious.  I even have the basic dialogue worked out. Prediction: This will be a comedic masterpiece which will cause much confusion with the Females In The House. 
  • Was reminded this morning of a long forgotten crush of mine: Melissa Sue Anderson of Little House on the Prairie.  I looked her up. She's in her fifties now and . . . still pretty hot