The Campaign For DA

10.21.2015

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts





  • Liberally Lean Weather Forecast: Rain. And I predict it will begin at 11:15 tomorrow. (I made a silly prediction once on here about a cold front that was coming and I missed its arrival by 10 minutes.) But it sounds like there is a ton of rain coming.
  • Dysfunctional Family Update: Jeb Bush writes in the National Review that  Donald Trump "[echos] the attacks of Michael Moore and the fringe left" on national security issues. (Jeb got attacked by Trump after Jeb said his brother "kept us safe" as president. Trump pointed out that 9/11 occurred during that presidency.)
  • I mentioned on Random Thoughts that I was at a hearing where an officer testified that a guy was wearing "gladiator shoes" and that got his attention. Yesterday I was at the same court and I hear testimony from an officer that the defendant  "was nude at the time of the stop but then he put on women's shorts." I had another Look-Up-Slowly-Larry-David moment.  
  • Another headline that makes my head explode: "New Texas law changes school year from 180 days to 75,600 minutes."
  • It's Back To The Future 2 day: This is the day Marty McFly went into the future. (I was fascinated back in the day of concept of getting my hands on a sports almanac from thirty years in the future which contained  every score -- and then you go back in time. I'd be living in and owning The Bellagio.)
  • One of the funnest things which used to happen to me as a young guy is that people thought I looked liked Michael J. Fox. I had strangers actually stop for second and do a double-take and then tell me why they did it. I'll admit that I loved it. 
  • Now I have Huey Lewis stuck in my head singing, "Gotta get back in time."
  • Other than as a kid, I never had a dog until five years ago. Now I can't imagine a life without one. 
  • Ryan Whitmore “Whit” Klein is listed in the obituaries in the Update. Was there a lawyer back in the 1990s here by that name? 
  • Personal note to the those people I met with yesterday: I almost feel like I need to apologize for my intensity. Then again, I've been made fun up because I work myself up so much that I'll come close to shedding a tear during a misdemeanor closing argument. That's what happens when you care about what you do. 


34 comments:

Katy Anders said...

Is the change in the school year to allow for LONGER days to make up for weather days?

So far as any difference in the length of the school year goes, I can't do the conversion. This metric system crap is a bunch of nonsense.

Anonymous said...



I noticed in your dysfunctional family update you omitted Biden's comments about Hilary stating that republicans are her enemy's while "uncle Joe has friends on both sides" .... Those two should give republicans the same amount freaking fool fodder as the Trump/Bush disaster does for the dems... my god I hate election years.

Anonymous said...

Klein was a DPS Trooper.

Anonymous said...

Klein was a trooper in wise county

Anonymous said...

Comment about the "clock" Kid. Did he take the clock to the Whitehouse? and was it inspected before he took it in?

What a way to create chaos, substitute the clock for a real bomb.

Hypocrisy shows.

Anonymous said...

75,600 minutes divided by 60 equals 1260 hours. Divide that 1260 by 7 for a seven hour school day and you get 180 days.

Anonymous said...

Klein is a former Trooper who was stationed in Wise County.

Anonymous said...

Show me in the lawbooks where it says I have to wear pants when I go through the What-A-Burger drive-through. This is AMERICA!

DF Wildwood Naturist Resort Resident

Anonymous said...

9:06 - Clock kid is moving to Qutar. He's going to learn how to make an even cooler clock so that he can come back and show it to us.

Triple Fake... said...

Something in the Star-Telegram today about how the change in school days/time will make adjustments for cancellations due to weather. And it actually makes sense. Instead of adding days to make up the difference, districts can now add time to scheduled days or tack time onto half-days. Thus the number of days attended is somewhat irrelevant. It's the amount of time that counts.
So you can stuff your brain back into your skull now

I'm always reminded of the SNL skit with MJF and Dana Carvey and Kevin Nealon on an elevator. They keep singing "gotta get back in time" in annoying falsetto voices

Anonymous said...

Ummm...if you got your hands on an almanac from 30 years in the future, you'd have no need to go back in time. Just start using it now.

Now, if you bought an almanac today...

Anonymous said...

Annoying falsetto reminds me of Hillary ' s false ghetto voice!

Anonymous said...

I always thought you resembled Michael Jackson. Heheeee1!

Anonymous said...

I hear Kline used to be a wise county trooper...

Anonymous said...

Johnny Leon Moore III got 99yrs!!!
The range is 15-99, Old Father Time (Fostel) threw the damned book at him. Good, that toofless white trash sumbitch deserved it.

Anonymous said...

Actually Bridgeport s day is 7.75 hours (high school) so they would only need 163 days.

Anonymous said...

Well, Hillary ' s goon squad got to Biden. He would have been dead by Monday if he continued to loom.

Anonymous said...

Do you all think things would have gone as well for clock kid if he'd sent that silly harmless little thing to Barack Obama at the Whitehouse?

Anonymous said...

Hey Skippy, Is your big announcement gonna be that you are starting to get the ticks and twitches like Michael J.? You can always get a job at Lowes as a paint shaker.

Anonymous said...

Sorry Barry, you don't have the love for your job like Bryan Wilson, the Texas Law Hawk. Lol
https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=HL3MxAH-kDI

Anonymous said...

You look like Michael J. Fox? I can see that. He's kind of a little shrimp like you

Anonymous said...

Is the Liberally Lean weather radar active? I use it as a back-up.

DF Pete Delkus

Anonymous said...

Rtg for the win. Good pick

Anonymous said...

Who the hell is Michael J. Fox?

Anonymous said...

@2:26
Whole lotta shakin' going on

Anonymous said...

Katy, what shade is that lipstick? I don't recognize it.

DF Lady Maybelline

Anonymous said...

Make the announcement already, before some local county electees have heart failure

Anonymous said...

Whit Klein apparently became whacked out on religion and started preaching to folks on the Forestburg Country Store's front porch. He spent a little time in the Wichita Falls state hospital. In the end, he decided to drive through seven or so barbed wire fences out in the wilds of the Forestburg area. When he survived that, he shot himself. Sad, sad story.

Anonymous said...

Can't wait for your take on this guy who is going to be on Fox 4 tonight https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HL3MxAH-kDI

Anonymous said...

I love our dog. He's mostly the hubby's companion. But, she is costing us a lot of money...shots, bathes, toys, ear injections, lump removals, flea/tick/mosquito meds, not to mention the labor of food/water bowl washing, bedding washing, carpet clean up. I can imagine a much easier life without a dog. But, hey, it keeps the hubby entertained so, guess it's okay. But if it were left to me I could live alone...totally.

Anonymous said...

@8:50

Looks pretty typical to me for lawyers.

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Anonymous said...

You Obviously have no clue What happen...or any thing about...Klein
he Ryan had a Breakdown down....We desperately tried to get him help...between incompetent Doctors..and bad medications prescribed by the Doctors.....Whit had Leaky Gut Sydrom....Can cause sever reaction of Manic...can be as severe as schizophrenia ....Manic..Depression..and Death...
Now a big problem agrivated by GMOs Has CAUSED A TREMENDOUS INCREASE OF MENTAL PROBLEMS IN THE POPULATION...ESTIMATED TO BE ARROUND 60% of the population is affected...JOHN HOPKINS UNIVERSITY..CONDUCTED A STUDY...IN REGARD TO THESE FINDINGS...You can't find a Doctor we searched for a honest Doctor...that will tell you...the truth...compromised gut brain barrier...Leaky Gut leaks peptides and proteins into the blood stream...the main cannot metabolize those components...it can cause ...depression Mania... schizophrenia and death...there are no coponents ...inherited factors with exception to food allergies and gluten intolerance.... it should be very frightening to all of us that GMOs are being so perpetrated in this country and causing so many problems with our young people are babies and our children not only grown adults there's the little children with schizophrenia we're talking about four and five year old children....
Ryan was a wonderful child very talented very intelligent he was a loving kind man who tried to do the best when he couldn't understand what was happening to him he had a lot of confusion when this happened and he was a man of prayer and faith and that's what he turned to for strengh but unfortunately we did lose my son we are unable to help him and his life slipped away from us so please share this with the others and maybe to save others....to help them be able to get involved we look for the right people but not until after his death ...have we seen that people are finally coming out with the truth to help people with this severe problem....
Ryan with a wonderful Son I'm his mother he has a sister a wife two children and two nephews and a half sister that miss him very much Abigail Klein a Cowboys Cheerleader has been successful in her own right her dad his dad who is a computer science analyst and has a successful business his wife is a doctor in Coppell and eye doctor surgeon we tried everything but it was very hard to get the help for with that he needed because of the Hippa laws that were in place that kept us from being able to help him...Ryan was not self aware... I thought he was suffering from confusion he knew something was wrong but he didn't know how to fix it the medication the psychotropic drugs they gave him made it worse my son had seizures incredible pain I can only tell you I pray that none of your children have to go through what my son went through or what our family has gone through...
Trying to save Ryan... it was a gut-wrenching event pray for us and pay attention to what you eat and how it affects your body because it could be a lot worse than you could ever expect....The Loss Of Ryan has Changed our lives forever...We Miss Him Very Much....