The Campaign For DA

7.27.2015

Random Monday Morning Thoughts




  • There was a ton of employee "buyouts" at the Dallas Morning News on Friday and one was my frequent target: Steve Blow. 
  • Lots of fire trucks around a plane at DFW this morning, but I don't know what is going on yet. 
  • I remembered this weekend how much I love the voice of Alison Krauss, and then it dawned on me I had never heard a single song off her fairly recent album with the odd match of Robert Plant.
  • I felt a little weird physically so I went to the Internet for a self-diagnosis. Within 10 minutes I was pretty much convinced I had a terminal illness. I'm guessing that happens a lot. 
  • I kept hearing people say that there have been 3,000 murders by illegal immigrants in Texas over the last six years. I'd didn't think there was any way that could be true.  Quick research reveals that it isn't true, and that Rick Perry started the ball rolling on that misinformation last year
  • Golfer Jordan Spieth turns 22 day and already has $18.4 million in winnings. 
  • I read a Texas Monthly article over the weekend about the 35th Anniversary of Urban Cowboy.  For the first few years I dismissed that movie completely but grew to consider it to be an iconic classic. Love that script. (And I had completely forgotten that Debra Winger had previously played Wonder Woman's little sister on TV. )
  • Trump got more love than I expected on the weekend TV news shows. And his poll numbers remain strong. 
  • TABC actually conducted "Operation Bottoms Up" to investigate whether bars were selling cheap liquor but representing it to be top shelf stuff. One place busted was a Euless strip club. I couldn't help but think how we have government employees whose job it was to got to a topless bar to test the quality of drinks. 
  • I haven't been to the Wise County Reunion in years, and I'm curious if teenagers attending it today just walk around looking at their phones. 
  • Norm Hitzges on The Ticket has pondered on the air a couple of times regarding his current status in life after decades of being on the radio (and traveling to some great places.)   Both times he had a heartfelt thought of, "Time. I realize there is no longer enough time to do all I wanted to do. And we have no control over time." 
  • A "legal diva" reality TV star has died and her boyfriend arrested. (I had never heard of the Sundance Channel show called Loredana, Esq.) It would be too soon to point out that she was kinda hot or to inquire if the name "legal diva" is available. 
  • Every time I see that "Farmer's Only" dating commercial I think it's a joke. 
  • I had to do some impromptu body work on one of the Family Cars this weekend. Whenever you take out a drill and zip ties to get the job done, you know you have a problem. 




34 comments:

Wurdkyle said...

Every time I see that "Farmer's Only" dating commercial I think it's a really clever way of saying "Whites Only."

Anonymous said...

The illlegal alien murder link doesn't work.

Anonymous said...

"I kept hearing people say that there have been 3,000 murders by illegal immigrants in Texas over the last six years."

You're right, that isn't true. The true statement would be "Illegal immigrants arrested in Texas since 2008 were responsible for over 3000 homicides." The timeframe is based on when they were arrested in Texas, not when/where they committed the homicide.

I'm sure that helps the left feel better about the 3000 homicides by their darling illegals.

Ernest T said...

Sounds as if someone wants to be the "Legal Diva" for Wise County or do you already have Wise County and just looking to branch out!

Maybe Jack County?

Triple Fake... said...

I posted musings about the Farmers Only ads very early on. I also recently called attention to the adult coloring book ads on TV. And now I'm seeing stories about those all over the place. You're a grown-up and you couldn't figure out how to deal with stress until somebody shoved a crayon in your hand? Idiocracy!
Now, I'm curious about the cheesy cartoon ad featuring an admiral that claims to help with the IRS and your tax problems. Really?! Is this aimed at the demographic that thinks it's a good idea to get your auto insurance from a miniature cartoon general? I guess Cap'n Crunch really set the precedent for trustworthiness in animated high-ranking military leaders. Uber-Idiocracy!

Not related except that it's also a commercial.
Note to TV: please stop showing me that one where the roadtripping family sings the Weezer song. It wasn't cute the first time or the 500 times since, and it's just annoying how often it plays

Spursfan 1975 said...

TABC .....
I was a Ft. Worth Police officer in the 1980's and 90's (a government employee). I spent part of the time in Vice. We would come into work every night and the captain would give myself and my partner $100 cash each. We had an unmarked car with unlimited gas. Our job was to go bar hopping all night drinking. We were supposed to be looking for high class hookers trolling the bars for unsuspecting John's. We spent most of our time in the North side and west side bars of the time. We would sit in bars and buy drinks for attractive females and make up stories about us being airline pilots. You'd be surprised how many women REALLY like airline pilots. Sometimes in the wee hours of the mornings after all our money was gone and we were lite up pretty good, we would go down to E. Lancaster in Ft. Worth and grab a street whore to take to jail ..... We had to justify our existence .... Right ????

Anonymous said...



I'm sure the murder rate is probably a little over-exaggerated and why not blame Perry?
Probably no way to estimate the deaths caused by those who drive without a license (or training) those who cause deaths by building inferior quality or those who cause death by bringing airborne disease into the country (that's probably just the tip of the iceberg).

I'm certain it's easier to blame Perry for exaggerating the death toll caused by "being illegal" than it would be to just do something about it.
I work with it day after day after day....you know..."the Mexican way" - twice the price and half the quality.......Now go mow your own damn yard.

Triple Fake... said...

Every time I see that "Black People Meet.com" dating commercial I think it's a really non-clever way of saying "Blacks Only."

Anonymous said...

Yes because, Fifteen hundred murders would be worth having them here, after all.

I am not Sam, but I love green eggs and ham.

Anonymous said...

Very cute RTG!

Anonymous said...

8:53 - you stole that. Plagiarist.

Anonymous said...

There WERE a ton of employee "buyouts", Mr. Baylor Grad. Geez.

Anonymous said...

Yesterday, the Republicans voted not to repeal Obammycare and pushed through the Ex-Im bank. Now do you wonder why Truck(as Rick Perry calls him) is gaining traction? Hillary promised to install 500 million solar panels, even though I'll bet she doesn't even know one end of a screw driver from the other. The Clinton Mafia foundation must have just gotten larger with solar companies donating to it.

Anonymous said...


I have probably 2,500 cds going back to Billie Holiday and up to Lady Gaga. Raising Sand by Alison Krauss and Robert Plant is in my top ten. Wonderfully done.

Anonymous said...

Spursfan1975 - I don't believe a word of your post.

John said...

" ....had never heard a single song off her fairly recent album with the odd match of Robert Plant." Its not an odd match at all, their voices perfectly compliment each other...you can thank Fort Worth product T-Bone Burnett for that!

Anonymous said...

@10:43

If there is any truth to Spursfan 1975 story, he is a POS of the highest order.

Probably got canned.

Anonymous said...

I wonder how much longer the Star-Telegram can hold on. The Startlegram's parent company McClatchy earned a whopping $98,000 in the 2nd quarter of 2015. Sheesh

Anonymous said...

As Obammy would say, Jordan Speith didn't build that.

Anonymous said...

The correct term is undocumented democrat voters.

Anonymous said...

I'm sure the solar companies contributions will tip the scale to Hillary in the election. After all they must be at least 5% of what the oil companies give to the Republicans.

Anonymous said...

Why are tan lines so sexy?

Anonymous said...

As for the Reunion, no teenagers do not just walk around playing with their phones...they do that everywhere....but then so do most adults now unfortunately.

Spursfan 1975 said...

I don't know what to say ..... Every word is true ..... I guess you really wouldn't believe the other things that happened to me as a policeman .....

Anonymous said...

Every time is see blackpeoplemeet.com I think of it spelled as "meat" and it completely changes it for me.

DF Phat White Gurl

Spursfan 1975 said...

It’s funny how people that work in small suburbs and towns or in county government think they know crime. In the 1980’s Ft. Worth had one of the highest crime rates in the country and we were over a hundred police officers short of the maximum allocated. There were many times we went on violent calls that were supposed to be answered by two people, but because of the shortage you went on the calls by yourself, there was no one to go with you. There were a lot of crazy things that went on back then ……. Before phone cameras and facebook. If you have any Ft. Worth connections with guys from back in the 1980’s ask them about Vice, narcotics, and the Westwind project ….

Anonymous said...

My daughter tells me all that Reunion is good for is drinking and fighting. Glad my grandson didn't get into trouble Friday night.

Anonymous said...

redneck fake tan on the rtg today...not a pretty sight.

Anonymous said...

You will NOT find the RTG on Farmers Only.

Anonymous said...

11:33, Now that Obammy has given billions to the now bankrupt solar companies, they have billions to give to Hillary.

Anonymous said...

I couldn't help but think how we have government employees whose job it was to got to a topless bar to test the quality of drinks.

Trolling a bit hard there, aren't you, Skippy? You know very well that TABC runs enforcement for any establishment selling liquor, not just the tittie bars.

But of course it doesn't make for as interesting a sound bite/bullet point/snark...

Anonymous said...

@Spursfan

What does all of that have to do with you being a corrupt cop that squandered tax dollars?

Anonymous said...

Spursfan 1975. It was the same in WISE Co. at about the same time. Glad to have made it out alive and not in jail.. Decatur would rate just as bad with all the unbelievable things that went on behind the lines and in the dark with Rook and Shotgun running the show..

Anonymous said...

Yes, it was a sea of tweens and teens staring at their phones, but didn't seem as bad as everyday life. On the other hand, I wish I had $1 for every one I saw staring at their screens while on a ride.