The Campaign For DA


Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts

  • And I'm officially back. (And that photo reminds me of a Florida beach in the panhandle. Uh, the landscape, not the gal.) 
  • The City of Bowie is going to put "In God We Trust" on all first responder vehicles. The police chief thinks it will have a "calming effect" on those they are called to help. 
  • And the Montague County DA has still not released the records in the Pepper The Police Dog Shooting. Why not?
  • Mrs. LL was watching the horrible Twister movie this weekend when I perked up because I heard a familiar old voice on the screen. There was a brief scene of one of the characters watching TV, and the voice I heard was that of Judy Garland because the character was watching A Star is Born.  We backed it up to verify it was her. And then it took us thirty seconds to figure out how clever inserting Judy Garland into Twister was.
  • There have been a lot of conspiracy theorists about the clock-making-kid who was briefly arrested. Get prepared to be shocked: I think something is a little suspicious regarding how quickly the national media jumped in. And if you think the arrest was orchestrated and planned by his dad and the kid went along with it, I wouldn't necessarily agree with you, but I wouldn't call you crazy. 
  • I stumbled upon Rush Limbaugh yesterday. You know what he said? It's on his home page right now: "What's gonna happen next online is advertising is not gonna look like advertising.  And it's not gonna have pictures.  It's gonna [be] present[ed] to you as a news story." Rush and I are on the same page?
  • Presidential hopeful Dr. Ben Carson got into heat over the weekend for saying, "I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation. I absolutely would not agree with that." I don't have any problem with him saying that. He said he wouldn't advocate (meaning "support" or "recommend") it. He didn't say that a Muslim should not be allowed to be president. That's a big difference. Side Note: Why would it be such a big deal if a Muslim was president? 
  • I just reread the last three bullet points. I'm worried about me. 
  • College Football: (1) That Longhorn loss was heartbreaking, but I've said from the beginning of last year that Heard needed to be given a chance. It's early, but he has a little Vince Young in him. (2) Two TCU players "were arrested Monday afternoon, accused of beating up fellow students and stealing their Keystone Light beer." Sheesh. But that will technically get you slapped with a robbery charge. (3) A Baylor coach was on the sideline of the OU/Tulsa game in violation of NCAA rules. Did you know that you can't scout a future season opponent in person? And that coach graduated from Oklahoma and is married to Art Briles daughter. He took his wife and kids with him. (4) Kliff Kingsbury calling out the Arkansas coach was great. (5) OU's quarterback looks fantastic. How does that guy walk on and be a starter at both Tech and Oklahoma? That's insane. (6) We are entering the era in the Big 12 where no one has a defense because of the crazy offenses. Every game will come down to outscoring the other. Expect to see a whole lot of final scores with both teams putting up at least 35 points. (I just typed "35" at 8:22 a.m. and George Dunham on The Ticket said the same thing two seconds later. I promise.)
  • The DWI case against a pretty hip Dallas prosecutor who through out the KKK during his arrest, has been dismissed. Hey, the dismissal may be justified but that just looks bad all the way around. 
  • BagOfNothing has mentioned a version of "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" the last couple of days. When mom was in the Memory Center, they would sometimes in the afternoon play really old songs. It was pretty cool to see the faces of those who would suddenly recognize an old favorite. One day, my favorite version of "Somewhere Over The Rainbow", sung by a guy who died in Honolulu, was played but that was in error. They stopped it and then fired up Judy Garland's original version.
  • The fact that Liza Minelli is Judy Garland's daughter still blows my mind for some reason. 
  • For fun: Ten great covers of "Somewhere Over The Rainbow."
  • Looking at the Emmy winners made me realize (1) Network TV is dead, (2) Original programming on Amazon and Netflix programming might be the future of entertainment, (3) I'm missing a lot of great shows because I didn't recognize 75% of them. 
  • DA Susan Hawk is going to have to resign . . .