The Campaign For DA

8.13.2015

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts



  • It's mind-boggling that Deflate-Gate has reached federal court and that a court had an all day hearing on the matter yesterday. But it was good to see the judge ask the NFL's lawyer, “What is the direct evidence that implicates Mr. Brady?” That pretty much tracks my awarding winning legal analysis of the case from a couple of weeks back. 
  • The federal judge hearing the case is named "Berman".  I wonder if he ever interrupted a lawyer with "Back, back, back, back up for a second." [Insert rim shot. Insert Hal Jay laugh. Insert groan.]
  • I've been going back and watching parts of Birdman again. I'm getting mildly obsessed. 
  • I haven't heard much about Decatur's Grayson Muehlstein who is a TCU quarterback (and probably getting yelled at by Gary Patterson at this moment just for fun).  I searched around and it seems like he is actually in the running for the backup spot to Trevone Boykin.  
  • Stolen from the Ticket: A great Sportsman of the Year cover for Sports Illustrated would be Jordan Spieth and Serena Williams riding American Pharoah. 
  • The AP released its Texas preseason high school football polls and Wise County did not represent.
  • Trump 2016 continues to roll. 
  • I couldn't help myself so I had to listen to Tim O'Hare filling in for Mark Davis yesterday. He had a guest named Abby Johnson who "is an American anti-abortion activist" (and whose story about her experience with Planned Parenthood been questioned.) As she was talking about the abortion process, she described it as something that at first you think is unbelieveable like the stories of a person who is "going to a party or something and then they wake up  in a bath full of ice and their kidney has been stolen or something like that. It's just so heinous. We know that does happen in some countries. We know that it has happened in some places. But it is so terrible that we think that it can't really be."   To save her credibility, O'Hare shut her up immediately.
  • Sixty-six year old Billy Joel became a father again last night as his 33 year old fourth wife gave birth.  
  • Cullen Davis makes the front page and I bet very few people know who is . . . 



27 comments:

Anonymous said...

Organ theft is mostly an urban legend, but it apparently has happened, in China and in Kosovo.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Organ_theft_in_Kosovo

Anonymous said...

Looking at Billy Joel's wife, now.
Pretty, pretty, pretty good. . . !

Anonymous said...

File under: Kinda weird, kinda gross:
Billy Joel's new wife is named Alexis Joel. He has a daughter (with Christy Brinkley) named Alexa Joel, who is three years younger than his new wife.

I knew an old drunk carpenter who fooled around on his wife a lot. He said that, to keep it all straight, he just called 'em all "darlin'."

Anonymous said...

Beg to differ...still a lot of us old folks who know who T. Cullen Davis is.

Anonymous said...

...I bet very few people know who is.

I was in the former 'mansion' 2-3 years ago.

Anonymous said...

I'd like to take out my teeth and try to gum those freckles off her.

Anonymous said...

Well, if the Decatur football team wasn't mentioned, at least both the girls' and boys' cross country teams are aspiring toward reaching the State Meet--again!! Way to go kids (and Coach Park)!! The premier athletic program in Decatur (with girls' volleyball right there with it).

Ernest T said...

About 20 years ago, my mom worked at the YMCA in downtown FW. She had a co-worker named Priscilla Davis. One day, they were having a special event and Cullen Davis was there. Her co-worker introduced herself to Cullen and I would have loved to have seen his face when she told him her name.

Anonymous said...

Well, you've got me curious now. As a lifelong resident of Fort Worth suburbs, I know who Cullen Davis is. But you've made me curious about how many people don't.

Anonymous said...

Cullen Davis- The white version of OJ Simpson. But waaay smarter.

Anonymous said...

I met T Cullen Davis back in 1985 when I worked in downtown FTW. Short little prick.

Anonymous said...

If the judge in the NFL case wanted the truth he might put Brady and the ball handlers and possibly the coach under oath. Maybe a little lie detector action, too. How's the former ball guy doing without a job? Pretty well with Brady's payoff $$?

Fact: They broke the NFL rules.
Question: for how long and how many involved?

Anonymous said...

RTG: Good job BG.

Anonymous said...

and I know who Richard "Racehorse" Haynes is too, he's the white Johnnie Cochran, except way way smarter!

Anonymous said...

Hillary 2016 continues to be under criminal investigation.

Anonymous said...

Cullen Davis? Never heard of him.

DF There You Happy?

Anonymous said...

What nothing about queen Hillery? The water is fixin to get hot.

Anonymous said...

Oh yeah, Hillary under investigation, again. However, no investigation of war crimes committed by any number of GW Bush's administration after getting us into the Iraq mess. BTW we did not win that war. And we left because Bush signed the agreement to leave no troops behind. Our entire difficulties in the Mid-East were created when we started an unnecessary war with the wrong country.

Anonymous said...

Hey, BU, did your award winning legal evaluation of Brady's involvement include an interview with the ball handlers? Did you consider that this (deflation) was standard practice in New England - possibly for years? Did you find Brady's destruction of his cell phone possibly because it revealed extensive conversations with said ballboys?

With this lack of discovery, it's no wonder prosecution would be difficult.

Whatcha think, Mr. Prosecutor?

Anonymous said...

7:22, Are you talking about the same war that Hillary voted for?

Anonymous said...

It's only mind boggling if you don't understand that an underinflated football in poor weather is a huge advantage and a massive cheat.

Anonymous said...

8:33 The vote was to authorize the Perez to use military force IF Iraq did not allow nuclear inspectors back in. They did and were unable to find evidence of a nuclear program. So Bush went ahead with his pre-planned invasion anyway. It was stupid to trust Bush but it was he who authorized the invasion, not congress.

Anonymous said...

Cullen was the inspiration for the J.R. Ewing character.

Anonymous said...

127,

You are the same douche canoe that comes on here often, attempting to rewrite history, right?

It is not going to work. I was alive and watching when all of this occurred. I am not sure you were even born.

None of what you have written above is true. Obama/Clinton negotiated the SOF agreement, and got none. We occupied Iraq, and could have stayed as long as was felt was needed. Obama just wanted out, so he sacrificed a victory. Now we have a genocide going on. Thanks for that.

Congress had to give Bush permission to go to war. They did. Saddam kicked the weapons inspectors out of Iraq. You really do not lie very well.

Grow up and read a history book sometime. Just give it a try.

wordkyle said...

127 - You do realize, don't you, that Congress's "Authorization for Military Force Against Iraq" is written down, and that your comment's veracity can be easily checked? That resolution does not say what you say it says. Opinions can vary on any given topic, but your particular statement on this particular vote is inaccurate.

Bear said...

About Brady. No one seems to remember that the second half was better for Brady than the first half. Where was the advantage of cheating?

Anonymous said...

I'd clean the sand out between her toes...