The Campaign For DA


Random Friday Morning Thoughts

  • New CNN poll released this morning: Trump, 36%. Cruz, 16%, Carson 14%.  That is a mind-boggling lead. And it is December!! (Here is a fascinating grid of every candidate's share for every month since June. Trump had 12% in June.) 
  • Sports: (1) I told you take take the under on the number of Cowboy wins. Winner! (2) I've got a witness up at the courthouse who I told in August that OU would win the Big 12. Winner. (3) I missed the over/under on TCU but it came down to double-over time and being short by a yard on fourth down. So Close To Being Winner. (4) This Vine of Rajon Rondo getting ejected is great.
  • I received in the mail a "prescription card" offering savings "up to 75%" for prescription costs not covered by insurance. There was no catch in any of the literature -- nothing to sign up for and nothing to buy. I was so confused that I researched them. I'll be dang. It's legit - although the 75% is a rarity. Apparently the company, American Prescription Discounts, makes money from drug companies every time the card is used for one of its products. I still don't understand how they can make money, though. Edit: Maybe not as good as I thought, and they are in the business of selling your private info once you use the card. 
  • A friend of mine and I were talking yesterday and we both had the same observation: There seems to a dramatic increase in the number of people who are suffering from so much anxiety that they are almost crippled by it. It's almost as if something weird is going on out there. She had a great sci-fi theory: That the country won't be attacked by bombs or troops but by contaminating the air or water supply to slowly disable the population. (That could be a movie.) 
  • "Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland dead at 48." That news was everywhere this morning. I wouldn't have thought it would have been that big of deal. 
  • The Rhome Police Chief has filed to run for Sheriff. You'll remember him from that city council meeting from earlier this year. The other candidate is former Texas Ranger Lane Akin.
  • I don't think I've ever felt as ill as I did on Thanksgiving Day. And I still think I'm only 75% now. (There's something unique about someone telling you that you "look awful". You don't want to look awful but it is re-assuring that you are in fact sick.) 
  • Police killings based upon population of county across the nation: Dallas County comes in 7th and Tarrant County comes in 9th. Wow.
  • The Feds are now officially investigating Irving PD over the arrest of the Clock Kid. 
  • Ticket fans only: Look what was found in Bowie.
  • I'm not very familiar with Fox News Kimberly Guifoyle but I saw her work late at night during the California Massacre. That girl could barely ask a coherent question. But she was hot. 
  • Man, the Daily News goes full throttle . . .