The Campaign For DA


Random Monday Morning Thoughts

  • Ben Carson is leading in Iowa and just happens to be a Seventh Day Adventist. And then Donald Trump said at a rally on Saturday: "I'm Presbyterian . . . . Boy, that's down the middle of the road, folks, in all fairness. I mean, Seventh-day Adventist, I don't know about. I just don't know about." Things seem to be going well for the GOP. They need a leader.
  • I made Mrs. LL watch Rear Window on Saturday. I had forgotten how great that movie is. It's about a guy who looks out his apartment window because he has nothing else to do because of a broken leg. He begins to have suspicions that something is amiss and people think he's crazy. But he ends up being right. Two other things: (1) Man, there was some racy parts in there for a PG rating, and (2) The script was brilliantly written with comedy all over the place. (Just read some of the quotes from IMBD).
  • Movie thought: I told Mrs. LL this weekend that I thought Leonardo DiCaprio was the greatest actor of this generation. She disagreed. But I told her I'll give her time to name her choice. I'll let you know. 
  • I mentioned below that I went with Mrs. LL back to her hometown and she showed me around. That included seeing Abilene play Midland Lee in football.  At halftime I heard Midland Lee's band play Dixie. And then it dawned on me: Midland Lee.
  • I saw a crazy coach vs. ref confrontation at the game. A player was hurt and the game was stopped as the coach and the trainer went onto the field to tend to him. There is an issue these days of faking injuries to stop the "hurry up" offenses but, if that kid was faking it, he needs an Academy Award.  But as the coach and trainer were walking the kid off the field - but were still on the field - the ref blew the whistle to resume play. That was insane. I had never seen that. And the coach went ballistic on the ref while on the field. It involved screaming that could have been heard in Odessa. About two play later the ref, with equal vitriol, went off on the coach who was now on the sideline in a "respect my authority" retort.  Mrs. LL told me, "Welcome to west Texas football."
  • Get this: There were two males who performed in what old me has always referred to as a "pom pom routine" at halftime. It was right out of Glee. I'm sitting in the middle of redneck west Texas and watching that. I felt like the guy in the Double Rainbow viral video who said, "Is this real life?"
  • No one knows what is the cause of the lady plowing into a crowd and killing four at the Oklahoma State homecoming parade. Everyone assumed it was alcohol but that might not be the case. But even in Wise County we know that sometimes people drive crazy and it has nothing to do with drugs or alcohol. 
  • I put up a post on Friday about a court opinion invalidating a police stop based upon a girl asleep in the passenger seat. There was a comment made which sounds like it was from a smart cop (or possibly an unethical prosecutor.) I'll paraphrase the comment: "I would make the traffic stop. If I'm wrong then the worst thing that can happen to me is that evidence gets thrown out. If I'm right, I helped a girl." You know what means: "I don't care if what I do is against the law, if I'm doing it for my personal belief of what is the greater good, I don't care." That, gentleman, is a police state mentality. It's OK for Batman to think that, but not the cops.
  • Baylor's quarterback has a fractured bone in his neck. (Think about that: Football causes a broken neck -- You sure this sport will survive in the future?)  But back to sports, I said three or four weeks ago that the backup was better than the starter. I guess my designation on Sports Genius will be tested again. 
  • I was watching CNN's Headline News on Saturday morning. They ended the segment with a quick bit about mortgage rates. The next commercial was from a mortgage company. 
  • Cowboy game observation: Greg Hardy is a psycho.