The Campaign For DA

9.08.2015

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts




  • My heart goes out to the family of Kate Fostel who has passed away. 
  • I've got this odd quality: When I get immersed in something that I think is important -- something that requires thinking -- I'll do the dumbest things because it distracts me from everything else. I first noticed it well over a decade ago when I was in the drive-thru at Whataburger in Decatur for lunch and was thinking intently about an appellate brief I had worked on all morning. I paid for my order and drove away without the food, and I didn't notice it until I got to the courthouse. 
  • And that quality of Intense Thinking And Distraction caused me to have both a glorious yet ruined long weekend.  When you don't care about/didn't realize three fantasy football drafts went on, you know who are into something deep. 
  • Martin Milner has died. Milner played Officer Pete Malloy in the old TV show Adam-12 which was a big player in the Green household as I was growing up. We prided ourselves on knowing the Code Numbers when they were called out. 
  • I've always called the Fellowship Church in Grapevine the "Church Of Bits."  BagofNothing's post starts off today enforcing my belief. 
  • Stolen thought: "5-4 majority in Obergefell [the same sex marriage case] = invalid ruling by 'five lawyers.' 5-4 majority in Hobby Lobby [can't force private businesses to provide contraception is the object for religious reasons] = unquestioned law of the land."
  • One of the oddest things about Mrs. LL is that she goes crazy over a "spin move" in football. Wait until she sees this one from last night
  • I've mentioned many times that the demise of football when we have a death on the field in the NFL or major college program. I think we had a horrible "death on the field" in a Louisiana high school game this weekend although, not that it makes any difference, almost all the reports say he was declared "dead at the hospital."
  • Ted Cruz is headed to Kentucky to support jailed clerk Kim Davis.  If he wants to support her for her will to break the law for religious convictions, I guess that's OK. But if he says the jailing is unjustified under the law, you will have a brilliant constitutional lawyer lying to your face. 
  • I forgot to mention that Mack Brown was pretty good doing play by play on the Baylor/SMU game. If he ever said, "What the coach is thinking right now . . . " it was normally spot on. 
  • You have to love Sarah Palin:  "I think we can send a message and say: ‘You want to be in America? A, you better be here legally, or you’re out of here. B, when you’re here, let’s speak American.’ I mean, that’s just, that’s – let’s speak English."
  • I couldn't find the "Attorney's Puzzled" story below online this morning. Maybe it's on the website now. (And I feel the pain of anyone associated with newspapers who is thinking, "And everyone just thinks they should get our content for free.")