The Campaign For DA

8.10.2015

Random Monday Morning Thoughts




  • Frank Gifford died over the weekend. He was part of a great post (if I do say so myself) in March on this site entitled "The Death Of A Man This Morning Who Troubled Me Because Of A Photo". 
  • I also randomly posted a picture of Kathy Lee Gifford last week. The blog curse continues. 
  • Along my jogging path (which I'm walking these days due to the heat), I go across a bridge which will always have a bunch of turtles underneath it. On Sunday, at the crack of dawn, I walked across it and looked down as I always do but this time I saw two huge snakes half submerged. They appeared to be cuddling. I stopped and stared. One of them sensed me after about thirty seconds and slithered off into the creek. 
  • A guy is missing after a boating accident on Eagle Mountain Lake. A game warden said the boat broke apart after hitting a wake.  That makes no sense. 
  • I finally went back to movie watching because of the heat and finished Gone Girl. Verdict: I thought it was really, really good. Yeah, it can be a little campy but the concept was absolutely believable. And there were two or three lines in it that made me stop down. Huge thumbs up.
  • I also watched Birdman.  I need to watch it again (and again) but right now I think it is absolutely a work of art. It may very well end up as one of my all time favorite films. 
  • Want to go down a worm hole? Search Google images for "screen stills" and then insert your favorite movie. 
  • The Daily Beast has begun a series of podcasts on unethical prosecutors. "Suppressing evidence, coddling informants, even outright lying are some of the instances of prosecutorial misconduct that sent away nearly half the 1,621 people convicted for crimes they didn’t commit since 1989, according to the University of Michigan Law School’s National Registry of Exonerations. These are only the cases we know about, and they are surely only a fraction of the wrongly convicted. Even so, the figure is stunning—especially when you consider that 115 of them were people condemned to die. The punishment for bad prosecutorial misconduct is virtually nil."
  • Wheels off news reporting involving the Dallas Morning News: A pilot was killed yesterday after his plane crashed in California. It was supposed to carry a banner over Cowboys training camp to taunt them -- and was funded by Philadelphia fans. There was even a photo.  The plane crash was true. Everything else was not. Deadspin reviews this mess.
  • Trump 2016 is still alive. 
  • The Paradise High School "drive by" shooting seems to have a lot of unanswered questions. And "drive by" might be a little bit of a sensational term in this case. 
  • A friend of mine told me she had heard the first part of Buzz Bissinger, the author of Friday Night Lights, on Fresh Air and thought I'd like his reflections on Odessa Permian. I found the podcast.  I don't think she got to the part where he unapologetically talks about his leather fetish and cross-dressing. That guy is intense. He doesn't suffer fools and seems to think everyone is a fool. 
  • Bridgeport's Colin Jones continues to play in the NFL, and the Charlotte Observer profiled him. "A white player in the defensive backfield has become a rarity in the NFL . . . . "
  • An Arlington officer who was about to end his field training shot and killed an unarmed black teenager last week. The FBI has been "asked" to help with the investigation. That's weird. Normally a police agency will call in the Texas Rangers. 


25 comments:

Anonymous said...

A strange part about that Arlington officer was that he was 49 (or so I read). If he was just completing his training, why did they hire him at his age? Is he going to put in 20 years?

Anonymous said...

The Paradise drive by shooting term is only "overly sensational" because no one was hit. Luckily.

Anonymous said...

I wonder how many airplane stewardesses will attend Frank Gifford's funeral?

Anonymous said...

Gifford also had an affair with Johnny Carson's wife. Carson reportedly sobbed over it.

Anonymous said...

Whenever a black criminal is shot by a white cop then the FBI is called. For all other races the Texas Rangers are called.

Anonymous said...

Trump is alive and the democrats have no candidate. Scary.

Anonymous said...

The RTG on the left needs to eat a cheeseburger a day for a month, and then get back to me. Make that a Bacon cheeseburger.

Anonymous said...

ISIS Prisoners made to kneel above bombs buried in ground...


Winning the hearts and minds.
Such a peaceful people.

Anonymous said...

That boat was either a piece of sh!t, or excessive speed and alcohol were involved. Im betting on alcohol and speed.

Idiots+boating+alcohol = Recipe For Disaster

Anonymous said...

A game warden could tell you the sky is blue and it wouldn't make sense to you. You have it out for them

Anonymous said...

"according to the University of Michigan Law School’s National Registry of Exonerations"
I'm sure their numbers are unbiased.

Anonymous said...

9:31, Just hold on, when she reaches adulthood she will put on 100 pounds and then you can be attracted to another Walmart woman.

Anonymous said...

8:53, age discrimination is a thing of the past. The 49 year old rookie cop is an example.

Anonymous said...

Talk about Wheels off. That black guy jumping on cars and making the dealership a drive through was wheels off. If he was white, the shooting wouldn't be as news worthy. And why hold a vigil for him in front of the police station? He was acting like a idiot. Go hold it at his parents house.

HarveyLee said...

More than one cop and an unarmed man is shot multiple times? Does not sound good for a lethal action response.

Anonymous said...

The boat accident was just north of party cove and, believe me, there were more than 2 people on that boat. I was about 1/2 mile away and heard it happen. By the time I could see, the boat had sunk and there were heads all over the place in the water. Didn't know exactly what happened, but was praying the police were just spot lighting for debris after care flight flew over. Very sad!

Anonymous said...

How dare Paradise try to steal Rhome's drama!

Anonymous said...

Hillary 2016 is still dead. " I did not have sex with that woman, Huma Weiner."

Anonymous said...

News you can use. Obammy staffer fires gun at her boyfriend after they have sex when she confronts him about cheating on her. Guess her race?

Anonymous said...

1:10 PM

And thanks to the drunk douche-canoe Party Covers such as yourself, the rest of us simply cannot have a good time on the lake with our kids and families. We have to keep our heads on a constant 360 degree swivel. Thanks a lot, assfarmer.

Anonymous said...

#8BlackLivesDon'tMatter

Anonymous said...

Skippy, Would you keep the blog post curse alive and keep posting more pictures of Obammy and Hillary?

Anonymous said...

Are douche-canoes made for acidic water? If so do they make a douche-kayak?

DF DFW Outdoorsman

Anonymous said...

Gosh 3:40 sorry you had to be responsible. Obama or Hillary will surely fix that for you.

So you don't have to be responsible for...anything!

YEA

Anonymous said...

Barry Green is an abuse survivor.