The Campaign For DA


Random Monday Morning Thoughts

  • The Senior In The House walked by the  TV while I was watching Pulp Fiction and saw the long haired John Travolta. She asked me, earnestly, "Are you watching Dracula?"
  • Watching President Obama address the nation last night and thinking that Trump is the leading GOP candidate made me also think the election is already over. 
  • The Star Wars promos intertwined with commercials for Christmas is getting beyond painful.
  • I think I'm becoming obsessed with Keith Craft and his Elevate Life church. In my opinion, that guy is a fraud of the highest order. And, by the way, a horrible preacher (and a worse dresser).
  • It sounds like there was a huge Police Presence at the Toy Run yesterday in Wise County. Law Enforcement and Santa. What a very odd mix. Edit: The Update says that DPS brought a helicopter. You kidding me? 
  • Sports: (1) That 22 play Michigan State drive may be one of the most amazing things I've ever seen, (2) Hey, it broke my heart to see the Empire beat Baylor, but I'm not sure I've ever been more entertained. Baylor had no quarterbacks left and had to just line up a running back or receiver in the shotgun and have them just take off. And Baylor would have won the game but for a fumble, (2A) The brawl in the Texas/Baylor game had me on my feet. Yes. I was entertained! (3) I actually got interested in the NFL yesterday because of some wild finishes. (But I only watch the Red Zone channel which drives Mrs. LL crazy), (4) I told you Michigan State would replace Iowa in the final four and everything else would remain the same. #SportsGenius. #TakeMeToVegas
  • Special message to the Troll who mentioned my mother yesterday in a comment: Keep your head on a swivel. I know who you are. (You are an Internet idiot. I, on the other hand,  am an Internet "pioneer" and know how to track an IP address down. ). Someone is coming to visit with you.  There are some people in this world you do not screw with. And one of those is me. Get ready. In my business, I have, let's say, connections.
  • Ok, I feel better.
  • I watched more of Fargo. Fantastic. And it is very Pulp Fiction like in that it constantly references "things of the day" from back in the day.
  • "A federal judge has ordered the state of Texas to pay more than $600,000 in legal fees after losing the court fight to preserve its ban on same-sex marriage." I don't know if I'm more offended by the amount of legal fees or the State of Texas for fighting a battle they could not win. 
  • Liberty University's president Jerry Fallwell, Jr.: “If some of those people in that [California Massacre] community center had what I’ve got in my back pocket right now, then…Is it illegal to pull it out?" OK, very John Wayne like. You are a Baptist bad ass! But does he have anything else? Oh, yes. He does:  "I always thought that if more good people had concealed-carry permits, then we could end those Muslims before they walk in and kill."  Like father. like son. 
  • I don't talk on the phone much, but I spent over 30 minutes yesterday with a former employee of Wise County who worked on the second floor of the Wise County Courthouse. I did so while walking outside in wonderful weather, but I think I may have scared some of the neighbors by saying too loudly, "Are you kidding me??!!!" time and time again.