The Campaign For DA

9.24.2015

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts





  • I received an email from a stranger yesterday praising Liberally Lean but strenuously objecting to the the Random Thought Girls because it objectifies women. I agreed with her, but I told her "they come for the girls but stick around for the content." Heck, Fox News even uses that method. She actually replied and said that made sense. 
  • I spoke with a former Wise County deputy yesterday who told me that he was taking his son to Van Halen and had second row seats. He later posted the following photo of Eddie Van Halen as proof. Pretty, pretty good seats. 
  • I think I'll go: "The over 2,500-member Texas A&M Corps of Cadets will march in Fort Worth beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday." That link will tell you the route they will take. I've never seen the whole group in a parade, but I certainly know their halftime band performance is the best in the nation. 
  • BagofNothing has a pic this morning of the Pope petting Bo, a Portuguese Water Dog, in the Oval Office in front of the President and the First Lady. The fact that Bo was born and raised in Boyd makes me smile to no end. If he could only talk. 
  • On Friday morning on The Ticket, the Pick-The-Weekend-Football-Games segment had a "guest picker" who was a female from Paradise.  She was pretty funny, and they liked her. And she said she commuted every day to Irving for work. (What a beating.) Who was she?
  • My obsession with Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)* continues. The ending confuses people (but not me - no spoilers), but I noticed last night there is audible yet subtle street chatter while the credits run. That was not done by accident.  *Great title, by the way. 
  • Do prosecutor offices still have "Hot Check Divisions".  I always thought it was was weird that a District or County Attorney could serve as a public debt collector for private entities in the first place. 
  • "There is something about the DA position which attracts the crazies." - Gordon Keith on the The Ticket morning at 7:18 a.m.  And that makes me un-crazy as of 1999 when I faxed the Messenger a press release saying I wouldn't run for a third term. (I wish I had just written, "I'm done.")
  • Much to Mrs. LL's chagrin, I'll go to sleep with the TV on but with the volume off. I'll wake up in the middle of the night and see some pretty crazy movies. (Many which cause me to sheepishly hope she doesn't wake up and see me watching.)  Nit I looked up two nights ago and had to hit the "info" button when I saw a 1991 movie starring Ed O'Neill (Modern Family), JoBeth Williams (Poltergiest), Ethan Embry (Rusty from Vegas Vacation and current commercial star), Christopher McDonald (Shooter McGavin from Happy Gilmore). Elizabeth Daily (the adorable Dolly from Pee Wee's Big Adventure and Lorny from Valley Girl), Laverne Scott Caldwell (Rose from Lost), and Arnold Palmer (playing himself.)  I thought I was insane. 
  • College Football: Here is a graphic of every college team that Lee Corso has not picked on College Gameday. He makes a selection every week based upon the campus they will visit on Saturday. Ole Miss and West Virginia stick out. Baylor is on the list but there's only been on chance for Corso to pick them which was last year. He was wrong and picked K-State.
  • This front page is presented only because of the very funny word of "Amarilloans" . . .