The Campaign For DA

9.14.2015

Random Monday Morning Thoughts






  • I've been told I must watch John Oliver's show from last night and his segment about public defenders. 
  • I can't wait to tell someone that they changed the channel with 1:30 left in the Cowboys dramatic game last night. (In her defense, I constantly rant about how I don't care about the Cowboys, and it didn't look like I was even remotely paying attention. That was a funny moment.)
  • Trump packing the AAC tonight is truly amazing. I remember my dad asking me if Obama could win before his first election because most of us thought it was unlikely. But I remember telling him Obama had packed Reunion Arena a couple of months before and that made me believe it was possible.
  • Rick Perry dropped out of the presidential race on Friday. I'll give him credit: He was smart enough to realize he didn't stand a chance and announced it at a time to get as little press coverage as possible.
  • On talk radio, there has been an insane number of references to Periscope over the last couple of months. Of course, my paid-ad-disguise radar went off. I didn't think much of it until I was listening to a Mark Davis podcast from Friday where he and his crew were making their season Cowboy predictions. (Now that's bad radio, by the way.) Anyway, "Producer Rhonda" made her prediction and justified it by saying "Periscope is ... is... uh ... suggesting that [Orlando] Scandrick is coming back in two weeks." That may be the craziest thing said on radio. First, Scandrick has a destroyed knee and is out for the year. Secondly, Periscope is a live video app.  And Mark Davis' reaction was pretty funny. (8:30 mark here if you want to listen.) 
  • Holy cow! This excerpt from the Dallas Morning News article on the Waco Bikers case: "[Sheriff Parnell] McNamara describes the county's criminal justice system as a close-knit Christian 'posse' of Baylor University graduates committed to 'putting away as many hard-core criminals as possible.'" I've said it from the beginning: The arrest of 177 people is going to turn into a disaster for law enforcement and prosecutors. 
  • Sports: (1) TCU beat Stephen F. Austin 70-7. Soft schedule? Nope. The fact they played and won against a (probably) good Minnesota team means they could play Springtown and they won't be criticized. And I understand that. (2) Baylor's backup quarterback is probably better than the starter. But Art Briles has a crazy faithfulness factor.  If there is not a significant difference between Junior and a Freshman, he'll go with the Junior. That loyalty may be the secret to his success. (3) A lot of the guys from the Ticket traveled to Knoxville to see OU vs. Tennessee. I went to a game there once after watching the first quarter of an Alabama game in Tuscaloosa earlier in the day. That spur of the moment decision to do both almost killed me. (4) SMU playing TCU next week will be interesting.
  • We had "rabbit" talk yesterday. From the origination of "when the rabbit got the gun" to the rabbit in Fatal Attraction to the family's failed rabbit experiment. 
  • I've received a second video regarding Rhome (see post below), but it'll take me a while to get it processed and posted. 

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

I covered the Rhome City Council as a reporter for the Wise County Messenger many years ago when Brendan Davis was a city council member.

Then-Mayor Mark Lorance told me he'd love to see Rhome one day have a Wal-Mart grocery store. I published that verbatim, in the proper context. Davis somehow interpreted that to mean that Rhome was indeed getting a Walmart grocery store and was furious he hadn't been consulted about it. If the man had only had a long enough attention span to read my article he'd know it was all hypothetical.

Then, when I published him saying idiotic things at council meetings (like any good reporter would do) he put the topic of ME on the agenda sheet one evening and bellyached how I was making him look bad.

Afterwards, he started attending fewer and fewer meetings to the point where he stopped going altogether.

The man has the maturity level of a child.

Between him and former council member Patti Ann Robison I think you Rhome residents are gluttons for punishment.

Whoever made him a police chief was off their rocker that day.

Triple Fake... said...

Yeah, I don't understand the "Periscope is suggesting..." comment. That's like saying "According to Twitter...".
She's basing a prediction for the Cowboys' record on comments from a social media site. If that's the depth of your sports knowledge, and the most reliable source you can quote, you might as well just admit that you think the Cowboys will win that Super Bowl Ad thingy game because Tony is the funniest in those commercials

I recall shortly before the election in 2008, somebody on here saying that there was no way Obama would be elected. As much as it pained me, I told them that it was not only possible, but it was likely to happen, so hold onto your hat!
Trump as President sounds like the plot for an Idiocracy sequel, but that seems to be where this nation is headed. People of a certain age are fed up with politics as usual from Washington, and the kids just don't know any better

Could the rest of us hold a vote and have Rhome kicked out of the county? Because we get enough grief being portrayed as redneck-y fundamentalist nose-picking knuckle draggers. We may have finally pinpointed ground zero

Anonymous said...

I *almost* turned the game off with 4 or 5 minutes to go - it was late and I was tired, but man I'm glad I stayed with it. What a drive!

I stopped caring about the franchise after the hillbilly bought it and FIRED THE ONLY COACH THE COWBOYS EVER HAD, but have come to the realization that hillbilly jr will take over for hillbilly sr one day (i.e., we're never gonna get rid of that family), so I've been supporting the team without supporting the owners (no game attendance, no merchandise purchases, but watching rabidly).

Anonymous said...

Baylors defense is suspect. You have that going for you even though you fail to address that on here. Glad that TCU is still living rent free in your head. :-)

Katy Anders said...

I haven't been around for a couple months, but it looks like the RTG portion of the show has really gone to hell in my absence.

Anonymous said...

Rhome if you want to, without wings without wheels. Rhome around the world.

DF B-52s
sorry - wrong roam, Rome, Rhome, etc

Anonymous said...

Chris Butler was the best.

Anonymous said...

Katy is back! Yea!

DF Minion

Garry Solmonson said...

SFA plays a game like that every year and lose big time, but they get paid to do so. It's tough for a small school, but their share of a sold-out stadiums ticket sales makes it worth it. And look at Lamar! They were beating Baylor in the 2nd quarter...sure they lost, but the experience of playing in that environment is something those kids will remember forever...oh, and Baylor didn't cover the spread...

Anonymous said...

12:29, who was Chris Butler?

Football player?

Anonymous said...

Welcome back, Katy! I nominate your pic as the best RTG of the summer. You ain't missed much...

Sam Brows said...

Bold prediction: Arnold as the new Celebrity Apprentice host won't tell people their fired, instead he will tell them, "You are Terminated". Really, in hindsight, when I read it out loud, that's not all that bold. Kinda tired, but not so bold.

And Katy, nice to have you back. As 1:40 indicates, you haven't been missing out on all that much.

Anonymous said...

o come on Katy it's maybe been a month. How you been??

Anonymous said...

When has Baylor's defense not been suspect?

Anonymous said...

I can't hardly watch Baylor play with out wondering what did that player do...how did he get to Baylor...what crimes did he do....has he physically harmed anyone?

Anonymous said...

Our perfect 10 Katy is back. And she is right about the poor quality RTGs.

Anonymous said...

Katy! Good to see you!

I'm curious... When you step away from reading this blog for awhile, do any of the brain cells that are lost while here regenerate? Or is the brain damage permanent? I'm just wondering if there's hope for the rest of us.

Anonymous said...

Hey 9:05, you'll really be glad to know that now Patti's spouse is on the council, as well as the Police Chief's spouse.

Anonymous said...

Katy,

Lithium or laudanum? Cause we all know prozac wouldn't put a dent in your brand of psycho

Anonymous said...

It doesn't surprise me Patti's husband is on the council. He had the IQ of a brick and the temperament of a caveman.

Anonymous said...

Ahhh, Reunion Arena--lots of good times were had there!Best concerts, (no sweating like at Gexa), and where you sat depended on your level of intake lol. The nosebleed section was great!