The Campaign For DA

7.24.2015

Random Friday Morning Thoughts



  • A guy opened fire in a Louisiana theater last night killing two, wounding nine, and then killing himself.  He was 59 years old. 
  • Had a big religious discussion last night. Genesis 1:26 says, "And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness."  Us? Our? I'm not sure I had ever noticed that before.  Most people explain the terms as referring to The Trinity. 
  • But I did sidetrack the discussion by asking if Adam and Eve had belly buttons. 
  • Trump still leads in the Republican polls.  I thought he was just doing this run as a bit, but now I think he believes he can actually win.  It's the Angry White Male constituency last stand. 
  • And he threw out a huge threat yesterday by implying he might run as an independent. Think about that. He just explained to any Republican candidate who opposes him that he holds his fate in his hands. Trump would at least take  3% to 5% of the Republican vote and single handedly guarantee the Republican candidate would lose. This is shaping up to be the most bizarre presidential campaign in history.
  • There's a "confederate" flag flying on College Street in Decatur but it has a symbol of a motorcycle in the middle of it. 
  • Southwest posts best quarter profit ever, American Airlines posts best quarter profit ever, and Amazon made a net profit of $92 million causing its share price to jump a shocking 17% in after hour trading.  Tell me again about how our economy/employment is really in the dump?
  • The medical examiner concluded Sandra Bland died of suicide. All signs point to that. But, as I rant about this for the millionth time, isn't the only thing the corner can conclude is that she died from asphyxiation?