The Campaign For DA

10.13.2015

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts




  • I watched a little of the great movie Snatch last night (which I think is Brad Pitt's greatest role), and it reminded me of something. It doesn't matter how smart you are, how rich you are, or how "gangsta" you think you are: You do not get in a battle with people who have nothing to lose. 
  • There was a murder on White Creek Trail near a bridge in Dallas yesterday which I posted about. I jogged there once in an organized race and that area creeped me out. 
  • If House Republicans can't even agree on a Speaker I doubt the party will be able to nominate a presidential candidate that stands a chance of winning. It is a dysfunctional and split family. 
  • A man was freed in Dallas yesterday after serving 25 years in prison based upon the stupid "science" of "bite mark evidence" where a freaking dentist testified there was a 1 in a million chance that the marks on the victim came from anyone other than the defendant. You kidding me?   Think about this: In the famous Lake Waco Murders, David Wayne Spence was executed by the government after his conviction based upon "bite mark science".  One of his co-defendants was also found guilty but after a reversal on appeal, and a re-trial in Tarrant  County on a change of venue, he was found not guilty. Read Careless Whispers - a thirty year old book which is fantastic.  
  • It's rare to see a fresh newspaper on a front lawn. 
  • It's a weird college football world: Steve Spurrier quits mid-season at South Carolina, the USC coach gets fired because of drunkenness, and Baylor sits at #2 and TCU at #3 in the polls. It's Bizarro World.
  • A friend read my Sports Trip post yesterday and later walked past me and said, "Hey, Walter Mitty, that was a heck of a weekend." You know, I am Walter Mitty. And I'll be dang if The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty wasn't on TV last night. (And I flipped between it, Phantom of the Opera and Gone Girl.)
  • In yesterday's Random Thoughts, I mentioned Mount Everest, climbing to the top of Guadalupe Peak, and taking risks that might kill me one day. Keeping in mind the above bullet point, look at this line from the great book Into Thin Air (by the author of my often mentioned Into The Wild):  "Walter Mittys with Everest dreams need to bear in mind that when things go wrong up in the death zone (above 26,000 feet)—and sooner or later they always do—the strongest guides in the world may be powerless to save [you]." Mitty. Everest. Climbing. Death.
  • I forgot to mention yesterday that I took the trip carrying only a backpack. There is something incredibly freeing about traveling with only a backpack. (And I no longer fold my clothes. I roll them up.)
  • I loved a comment yesterday from someone who said I wasn't a real "sports fan" because on my Sports Trip I left a game early. I would like to alert the public there is someone out there who is so mentally disturbed that he thinks I take those trips to see who wins the games.
  • A buddy asked me yesterday if my reference to "Time is not your friend" was some type of secret code that I have a terminal illness. I told him, "No, I don't. At least as far as know.  But we are all dying."


21 comments:

Anonymous said...

If you are only going to half of a game, always choose the second half. You are the type who goes to the games just to say you were there! Look what I can do! "Stewart"

Anonymous said...

I felt Patterson made a big mistake by kneeling out on the last minute of the game. I think maybe that's why they lost the #2 spot. Hey, it's college ball coach! You need those "style" points.

Anonymous said...

Who would have imagined that electing a guy named Barrack Hussein Obama might be a bad idea?

Anonymous said...

The Democratic Presidential nominees are as white as white can be. But they do have some diversity. They have a lesbian that in 08 opposed same sex marriage but now supports it.

Anonymous said...

Every man hopes his wife will look as good as today's RTG at her age.
Most will be sorely disappointed.

DF Richard Simmons

Anonymous said...

Watching Snatch would be the only Snatch I get these days.

wordkyle said...

The Republicans are a "dysfunctional and split family"? Is that what they're calling a variety of opinions and ideas these days? Sure, to a Democrat the idea of thinking differently than party leaders seems insane -- a Democrat representative got punished for doing it. And of course, a diversity of Republican voices, rather than the robotic lockstep of Democrats, means the political machine runs a little clunky sometimes.

But dysfunctional? Try the party whose pre-anointed candidate's support dropped ten points in five days -- among Democrats. (Yes, the same candidate who apparently couldn't find the truth with a guide dog, a map, and a geiger counter.) The party whose favorite challenger to the aforementioned anointee is someone who hasn't even announced himself as a candidate? (Yes, the same guy who also has a problem with the truth, and with history, and with -- well, with life in general.)

Republicans may be an unruly bunch, but their problems are comparatively mild after you look at the Democrats.

Anonymous said...

The RTG gets more Funky the closer you get to her Monkey.

Anonymous said...

Interesting that you make a "Repubs are dysfunctional" remark, and also post the DMN front page, which contains a headline "Dems confront identity crisis". If you agree that the newspaper headline is valid, and if the R and the D in those two statements were transposed, would you still see both as valid?

Anonymous said...

Wordkyle you always amaze. Great Job. Liberals are just too lazy to read what you said and too stupid to ever "understand" what you said.

Anonymous said...

Never make generalizations concerning the general population of this country based on a legislative body. Our voting population will make a poor choice for leadership based on nothing but our own stupidity. For reference check the last two presidential elections featuring a "community organizer". No wonder Chicago is so screwed up...it was organized by that idiot.

Anonymous said...

It's kind of awkward that you go by yourself. Do you not have any friends or family?

Anonymous said...

Who will Biden choose as his running mate?

DF Tim the TOOL Guy Taylor said...

I have rolled all of my clothes for years vs. folding... even underwear.......
when my wife and I started dating she thought I was nuts, now she does the same

I also throw ice cream in the microwave for a few seconds to make it easier to scoop and when she was pregnant with our first child she literally almost stabbed me over microwaving the ice cream and the harm that would do to the unborn child, and much of an F*&^ing idiot I was... guess who got caught thawing their ice cream last night!!!

I am a genius with all kinds of life hacks!

Woman should Listen

Anonymous said...

I don't have a problem with winning teams dropping in the polls, but if the pollsters had any integrity whatsoever The Ohio State would have dropped after the Northern Illinois, Western Michigan and Indiana stretch. They aren't even a top ten team, but I think both Baylor and TCU are highly overrated as well. If either Baylor or TCU win out they don't deserve a playoff selection. The combination of horrendous non-conference schedules and being in the weakest FBS conference should keep them out.

Anonymous said...

Read the fabulous book, Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson. It will make you doubt anyone on death row. And the reason clemency is no longer used because politicians are afraid due to past experience of looking weak. . Our system is so screwed up. But Stevenson has worked his ass off to help correct its many errors.

Anonymous said...

Football coach drunk? And that's a bad thing?

DF Barry Switzer

Anonymous said...

Careless Whispers by Carlton Stowers was a fantastic book. Very eye opening. Think about that murder story every time I drive by Lake Waco.

DF Vic Feazell

Anonymous said...

Barry, once again Liberally Lean sets the pace and leads societal change. Playboy to stop publishing naked women in the magazine. Just tasteful & publicly acceptable RTGs everywhere now. You have changed America.

DF Jerry Falwell & DF Hugh Hefner

Anonymous said...

Why do certain titles and professions get mentioned by the news? Any type of athlete High School-Pros or Cheerleaders? "Ex-Aggie Wide Receiver" , ok so what does he do now? .. what if he Verizon tech or Walmart greeter? "Verizon cable tech fatally stabs jogger"

Anonymous said...

Wall street will win with Clinton or Bush with Biden and Rubio as backup. Mainstream issues don't matter, only the global financial markets. I will just stay home on election day if wall street candidates are on the ballot.