The Campaign For DA

12.31.2015

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts

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  • Amtrak review: Fantastic. I'd love to commute every morning by train and then walk to work.
  • I posted a picture of Mrs. LL asleep looking like Bruce Willis in Unbreakable and got some funny responses. 
  • Mrs. LL and I are staying with friends. She spent the night having fun playing with a toddler while I got into a debate with a senior citizen over health care. She was feisty!
  • We are staying in a house in New Jersey. I did an informal poll of the people around me last night as to their political choice if it were Trump v. Hillary. It was 5-1 for Trump. Son of a gun, he might win this thing.
  • And I loved Trump's recent statement of "If I don't win this thing it will have all been just a big waste of time."
  • Speaking of Trump: Fetus necklace?
  • The mom of the Affluenza kid is back in the U.S. Picture. However, the kid is fighting extradition and is still in Mexico and may remain there for a while. I mentioned yesterday that juvenile law is complicated. Is it possible that the deadline to transfer him to adult court will run out before he gets back here? Just a thought.  
  • "Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew invites 'Star Wars' fan's widow to his Texas home" Does he still live in Boyd?
  • The NFL had refile its appellate brief in Deflategate because the first one had a cover page which was the wrong color. That whole sentence screams Idiocracy.
  • Bill Cosby getting arrested is something I never expected as recently as ten years ago. 
  • Mrs. LL and I just spent two days in Washington D.C.   I'll do a seperate post on it but I've got some hot sports opinions. 
  • Year-end countdown: The 10 biggest North Texas criminal justice stories of 2015.






30 comments:

Anonymous said...

I really liked Chewbacca; but, I don't give a flying flip about that giant Boyd guy who was behind the costume in Star Wars.

Happy New Year said...

I've always wanted to take a long train trip but the cost always seems too much.

Trump has more widespread appeal than anyone wants to freely admit. They are trying to paint his as an angry white republican but more and more the angry every-man is relating to him. And lets not forget he's got some fairly liberal opinions.

I don't think I care about affluenza kid, but I'm kinda pulling for him from the cheap seats. I just like seeing the "man" getting taken down a notch or two from time to time.

Speaking of the man, while it wasn't mentioned in today's random thoughts, that Tamir Rice story still troubles the hell out of me. It was a kid with a toy gun - enough said

I still don't buy the Bill Cosby shenanigans story. I think there is something to the argument that he pissed the wrong people off and that DA is just posturing for higher office down the line.

Anonymous said...

Barry - remember there is "a rat" in separate.

wordkyle said...

"[Trump] might win this thing." - He might get the votes, but don't count out the possibility of mischief at the convention. The Republican establishment hates Trump more than the Democrats do. Trump's untouchable. He's a rich guy that they can't control by using RNC money, and they can't destroy him in the media. They're more than willing to burn a bunch of bridges if that's what it takes to keep hold of their power.

Brandon said...

I've spent a cumulative 40 days or so in Washington DC in the last 10 years and I absolutely love the place. Would go back once a year if I had a chance. So much to see and do. I don't care what you think about our government and/or our current administration, it is still an overwhelming feeling being around that much history.

Anonymous said...

I think Donald Trump can win after hearing a die hard Democrat who swore he would vote for a prostitute before he would vote for a Republican is for Trump. He appeals to crossovers and independents. Immigration is the 2016 presidential election issue.

Upstairs said...

Take the train from Calgary to Vancouver. Overnight through the snow covered forest. Stop and spend the night at Lake Louise in Banff and get back on the next day.

Absolutely glorious travel.

Another great train trip is between Cairo Egypt to Luxor Egypt. For next to nothing you can get a first class sleeping car and pretend to be British Imperialists.

Finally, you can take Amtrak from Ft Worth to Austin or San Antonio. takes forever but you see our little part of the Great State of Texas very differently. We took it down one weekend and flew back. Good fun.

Anonymous said...

8:38 isn't bothered by the deaths of 4 people.

Anonymous said...

Leftist like Barry want us all on trains.

Anonymous said...

We will go after Cosby but leave perjury ridden Bill Clinton.... more selective "justice".

Anonymous said...

Can they move his case to the adult court in absentia based on the premise that his absence is his own doing?

Anonymous said...

We are staying in a house in New Jersey. I did an informal poll of the people around me last night as to their political choice if it were Trump v. Hillary. It was 5-1 for Trump. Son of a gun, he might win this thing.

Good data. I'm scared of Trump...but like the Hillary negativity!

YEA

Anonymous said...

The mom of the Affluenza kid is back in the U.S. Picture. However, the kid is fighting extradition and is still in Mexico and may remain there for a while. I mentioned yesterday that juvenile law is complicated. Is it possible that the deadline to transfer him to adult court will run out before he gets back here? Just a thought.

Lawyer tactics...just gives you a warm fuzzy feeling about the judicial industrial complex...doesn't it?

Anonymous said...

Those hips are spectacular

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said 8:51 AM...

Barry - remember there is "a rat" in separate.

good one...but Barry's spelling and grammar issues run pretty deep

Anonymous said...

Holy crap - I agree with something Wordkyle said! Stopped clocks and all that, I guess ...

Anonymous said...

So, the NFL didn't get the memo about the new cover sheets for the TPS report...interesting! I'm going to have to ask them to go ahead and try and remember to use the new cover sheet next time.

DF Bill Lumburgh

RatherBeSailing said...

The Princess Lines train from Anchorage to Fairbanks, Alaska is also spectacular. You may get lucky and see Mt. Dinali all the way. The food is also memorably excellent. You can overnight at the Princess Lodge at Dinali so no need for a sleeper car.

Anonymous said...

And my fellow citizens were so disenchanted with the Weimar Republic regime that I had to appoint Adolph as Chancellor. That didn't work too well after the nice torch light parade wound down.

DF Paul Von Hindenburg

Anonymous said...

Trump winning the Office of President? Reminds me of the question of what a dog actually does if it ever catches the car.

DF The Cat

Anonymous said...

The thing about the Bill Cosby arrest that should piss off the people in Pennsylvania is that there is no way they have the evidence to convict the guy. This is all for show. I'm confident the guy is guilty but I still believe the state should have to prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt. Their evidence appears to be an unsealed deposition where he says some mildly incriminating stuff.

That being said, he might just get found guilty. I think the prosecution is banking on a jury to draw its own conclusions based off the enormity of allegations (hush hush...wink wink) and not the merits of this particular case.

Anonymous said...

THe NFL brief screw-up could have been worse. They could have used Comic Sans as their font choice.

DF Geneva Helvetica

Anonymous said...

What kinda dumbass roots for Ethan Couch? He killed 4 innocent people and caused permanent brain damage to his friend. His parents were rich enough they were able to keep him out of jail by having a doctor invent a bullshit insanity defense. How are we sticking it to "The Man" by letting this piece of excrement totally escape justice? I read posts like 8:38 am and all I can think is that there are people out there who are so narcissistically consumed by their individual desires and so paranoid about any governmental attempt to set limits so the rest of us can live peacefully that they would rather watch it all burn than conform.

And there, Barry, is your true idiocracy. Everyone can do what they want, regardless of who else is affected, and the goverent (the will of the majority) is powerless to do anything about it.

Keep rooting for Ethan Crouch, Morons. God willing you won't be around the next time he starts killing people.

Anonymous said...

The only criminal justice news that needs reporting is that there are just too many cops getting in the way of all our murderers, thieves, rapists and drunk drivers, right?

Anonymous said...

11:14 -

God willing those morons WILL be around the next time Couch starts killing people.

Anonymous said...

11:14 To be fair, I'm guessing the guy who was Couch's friend didn't have a lot going on upstairs to begin with! Also, there is really just one moron. I don't think I've heard, seen or read about anyone other than 8:38 who supports that position. The reaction has been enormously one sided so I think you can tap the brakes on your "country is going to hell" speech....or maybe just save it for Obama!

Anonymous said...

AMEN 11:14AM

Anonymous said...

The missus was probably hiding her face due to the extreme embarassment of being in public with a guy wearing a charm bracelet.

Anonymous said...

Cracka's will be Cracka's

Anonymous said...

Residents of a New Jersey home 5 to 1 for Trump? Well, this is the same state that produced Snooki, JWoww, and the Situation after all.

DF Pauly D