The Campaign For DA

10.07.2015

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts



  • Very funny comments yesterday about the office toilet wearing a shirt and tie after I wrote a horribly crafted sentence. I admit my grammatical error. As you know, there will be many more to come. Probably even today. 
  • This will be a little shorter today since there was another "walk out and see a flat tire" issue. What a beating. 
  • "Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton each lead their party's respective primary race in Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania . . . . " And it is October which means it is getting real. (And I apologize to Reagor Dykes who advertises on The Ticket and who is goofy enough to think that "I gotta keep it real" will make anyone buy a car from him.) 
  • I've not looked into the scandal of the "insider betting" of the gambling fantasy football sites of DraftKings and FanDuel but what we are seeing is unprecedented. Congress basically made gambling legal for fantasy football in 2006, it took everyone almost a decade to realize it, and those companies are now exploding with money (and spending a fortune on ads.)
  • Ameritrade bought 78 acres in Southlake. Ameritrade is still in business? There are 78 acres available in Southlake? 
  • On my trip to El Paso  two weeks ago, I flew on Southwest. Those seats were nicer and roomier than an American Airlines seven hour flight I took earlier this year. (Cue orchestra music.)
  • I hate small talk, but I love those very rare moments in life when you confide in someone with extreme intensity. There's is the underlying implicit agreement of, "We trust each other." 
  • I think DPS replacements for the border have arrived. I got a report of at least four DPS cars patrolling 380 this morning. 
  • Seinfeld voice: And what's the deal with the Wise County Sheriff Deputies making traffic stops on 287? 
  • WBAP's and TCU play by play man Brian Estridge tweeted naked booties this morning. 
  • I've never met or talked to BagOfNothing but I think we are amazingly similar. Then I read his Sierra Mist vs. Sprite bullet point today and think we could not be any more different. 
  • I talked to two guys at the courthouse yesterday and tried to convince them that the two part Wired article on Silk Road was one of the greatest things I've ever read. I've mentioned it on this blog at least three times, but I've yet to hear from anyone who actually read it. Hey, the online graphic alone is enough to suck you in:
  • And now to today's front page . . . 


35 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton each lead their party's respective primary race in Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania . . . . " And it is October which means it is getting real. (And I apologize to Reagor Dykes who advertises on The Ticket and who is goofy enough to think that "I gotta keep it real" will make anyone buy a car from him.)

Huh? Isn't this beyond obscure?

Anonymous said...

Agreed on the Silk Road article. It was fantastic.

Anonymous said...

RTG = Really Trashy Girl

Anonymous said...

I'm always curious to see adults drinking sodas/soft drinks. I bet I haven't had a one in ten years.

As for being particular about what I'm served, I once found a used band aid in my garlic chicken pasta at Applebee's and did not tell the waitress.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE Southwest Airlines, and I love "Love Field"--or all regional airports, for that matter. DFW is a friggin' passenger's nightmare. DFW probably brags about its ontime gate arrivals and departures, but doesn't mention how they switch your gate (and even TERMINAL) every ten minutes beginning several hours prior to the arrival/departure date! BEWARE STATISTICS!!

Anonymous said...

I read the Silk Road story a few months ago. Four words- Mind blown, simply amazing.

Anonymous said...

Not sure if it's the mustache or the hidden dragon crouching in her hoo-ha, but today's RTG scares me.


Anonymous said...

RTG checklist:

poor quality navel piercing? yes
gold lame stripper bikini top? yes
cut off blue jean bottoms fully buttoned? yes
multiple tats, but mostly in the private areas hidden by clothing? yes
black roots evident? yes
Jackie Onassis style shades? yes
rawhide wristband? yes

Yep, she's a Methodist.

DF Walker Railey

Anonymous said...

One word regarding the booty booster advertised in Mr. Estridge's tweet: chafing

DF Johnsons Baby Powder

Anonymous said...

You and Keith can't be that much alike..


Keiths not Gay like you and he has Morals and Ethics

Anonymous said...

But what about the DPS gunboats? The Big Sandy must be protected.

DF Admiral Ackbar
It's a trap!

Anonymous said...

Sierra Mist versus Sprite? A pox on both their houses!

DF 7-Up

Anonymous said...

A Greyhound bus has better seats these days than American Airlines. How did we reach this point in travel? Next up to squeeze more nickels out of folks - chickens in the overhead storage and livestock in rows 15 through 25. Something special in the air indeed!

DF Robert Crandall

Anonymous said...

Pile on for the Wired article. It was outstanding. Fascinating topic and fantastic writing.

Anonymous said...

If you've ever listened to The Ticket online and been forced to listen to the nonstop beatdown (online spots cost pennies on the dollar in bulk), you'll never buy a car from Reagor Dykes. That's another "Keeping it real" moment.

DF Bart Reagor

Triple Fake... said...

So, soft drinks are a diet no-no, but second hand adhesive bandages in your food are okay?
I'm gonna borrow and mangle a quote from an old Western: "Sodas on the inside; Band-aids on the outside!"

Cutting sugar out of your diet is commendable, but bragging about your soda moratorium puts you just barely above people who have quit smoking and they haven't had a cigarette in X years and won't ever let you forget that they've quit smoking and you should quit smoking and...

Anonymous said...

I read that Wired article after you mentioned it. I agree, it's a great read.

Anonymous said...

8:55

You obviously haven't been out in 10 years either. Sit outside a convenience store for 15 minutes and you will see plenty of adults drinking soft drinks.

Anonymous said...

That is an RTG that I liked the face, liked the breastages, then got down to the waistline and looked away in shame.

Anonymous said...

Reager Dykes isn't a person, it's two people. Some guy named Reager and former Texas Tech coach Spike Dykes. They're all over out here in West Texas. Was kind of annoyed when I started having to watch their commercials at home in Decatur too.

Anonymous said...

Oh, man, that RTG's cooter writers are trying to escape.

Rage

Anonymous said...

I'm always curious to see adults drinking sodas/soft drinks

I drink Coke occasionally with my pals, George & Jack. George Dickel and Jack Daniels.



DF Elijah Craig

Anonymous said...

I'm a little concerned about 8:55. You okay, Buddy?

Triple Fake... said...

"Probably even today."

No, it's the 7th!

Triple Fake Oddly Literal Guy

Anonymous said...

TD Ameritrade has a huge operations center in Fort Worth off Alliance Gateway near TMS (they were my first employer after graduating from UNT). Doesn't surprise me that they have to expand, but they are such cheapskates I am shocked the opted to purchase real estate in Southlake.

Surprised you haven't seen the Andrew Luck commercial they are rolling with where he plucks his beard hair and throws it in a fan; "Luck is in the air"

-Texan stranded in L.A.

Anonymous said...

Those forearm bruises aren't from doing yard work.

DF Rich Guy With a Boat in the Ozarks

Anonymous said...

9:59 - Soda consumption drops every year. In ten years drinking a Coke will be an oddity for most people.

Anonymous said...

If Airbus has its way, we'll all be flying while stacked on top of each other. Why not? It works for clowns, right?

http://www.theverge.com/2015/10/5/9457857/what-is-with-this-hellish-airplane-seat-arrangement-from-airbus

DF Fizbo

Anonymous said...

If you like The Silk Road then you must read "The Cartel"!

Anonymous said...

Silk Road article- We are not winning the war on drugs....still.

Anonymous said...

The daily fantasy football "scandal" is....

Draft Kings and Fan Dual have stastical data on who is being picked each week.

In order to win big bucks, the top guys get picked by everyone....most people pick the top QB, RB, WR, K each week..... so if those players do happen to do good it's a tie and many many people split the money.

So a sleeper, who isn't picked much, but has a great game, gives a fantasy team the best chance to win the BIG money.

One of the employees at Fan Dual used the statistical data from his company to pick a team on Draft Kings (picking a sleeper or two in his lineup) and he hit. The sleeper did good and his team score the most fantasy points..... so he won the big bucks and didn't have to split it.

Anonymous said...

Ev'rybody's talking 'bout the President.
We all chip in for a bag of cement.

Anonymous said...

RE: RTG

Duple.....danglers?

Rock me.

Double Fake Skip Bayless

Anonymous said...

I read the Silk Road article. The author appears to be a used to be high school debater that goes to Austin and turns into a pot head. It's a poorly written article. It completely lost me at the stereotyped narcotics cop getting his jollies off of busting a drug dealer taking a crap.

davila182 said...

I have read the " Silk Road " article. It is greatness