The Campaign For DA

1.04.2016

Random Monday Morning Thoughts



  • "According to Alfredo Corchado, a reporter at the Dallas Morning News' Mexico bureau, Ethan Couch [the affluenza kid] stayed in his room for much of his time in Puerto Vallarta. On one night when he did go out, he availed himself of a local strip club, before being escorted back to his hotel by a waiter and manager from the club. He didn't have enough cash to pay his bar tab, so [his mother] had to pay it for him."  (Source: Dallas Observer)
  • I still can't get over that TCU game.
  • Cue the orchestra music. This is what Mrs. LL and I saw last week in a span of 24 hours: The Washington Memorial, The Lincoln Memorial, The Vietnam Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery (which includes the JFK Immortal Eternal Flame and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier), Ford's Theater, the IRS building (Boo!). The Capitol. The Supreme Court. We drove by on a tour bus by the Jefferson Memorial and the WW II Memorial. We were running out of time.
  • Mrs. LL and I began a bit of taking silly political pictures. Here is an example
  • I spent a lot of time in huge crowds over the holidays. That is the same thing as saying I was surrounded by down jackets and yoga pants. 
  • The size of the Washington buildings are unbelievable. The Department of Education building would cover all of downtown Decatur -- from the site of the old Wells Fargo location on the west to the post office on the east. And I may be underestimating it. (It is also 6 stories. And the department has a budget of $77.4 billion. And what exactly what do they do at the federal level?)
  • And then we moved via Amtrak. That was fun. Look out the window and see the country.
  • We stayed with friends in New Jersey and they picked us up in Trenton. "Trenton?" he said to me. "Could you pick a spot more in the hood than this? Are you crazy? I was scared to get out of the car." I had no idea. I told him I had read 1776 and I thought it would be cool.
  • From there we moved to Manhattan after two days.
  • The 9/11 Memorial, Central Park, The Dakota building where John Lennon was killed and then on to his "Imagine" memorial about a block away. Times Square.
  • There is nothing more comical than watching us try to navigate a subway system. We did fine in DC but not so much in NYC.  Apparently there is "local" and "express".  We found that out when Mrs. LL looked up and discovered we had shot by Central Park and were in Harlem.
  • You fall asleep on a plane, you're fine. You fall asleep on the subway, you're screwed.
  • But subways, once you figure them out, are fantastic. How the "great State of Texas" has not figured that out is beyond unbelievable. 
  • Mrs. LL made me feel like an old man when she scolded me with, "You do not walk off by yourself because you'll get lost, and I'll never find you!" She was probably right.
  • I'll say it again, Virgin America is fantastic. I watched the TCU game on a screen in front of me for "free". And the fare was cheaper than America or Southwest.
  • I've noticed an obvious pattern: If you are traveling southbound on 287 in Wise County with license plates from the South, DPS will stop you. Why? They want to search you to see if you are transporting weed from Colorado.
  • ESPN sees a 36% drop in overnights for the College Football Playoff semifinals. That's what happens when for some inexplicable reason you schedule them on New Year's Eve.
  • On a more serious note, the 20 year old UNT student shot in the head during a possible road rage incident on New Year's Eve was a horrific story
  • I've still have to figure out the President's plan on Executive Order on guns, as well as the "armed standoff in Oregon [by] a group of militia members". Oh, and the stock market is down 300 points. 


30 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wouldn't it be more likely they're trying to find money from drug sales heading back towards the border than trying to interdict MJ from CO? They don't really want weed except for the headlines, asset forfeiture is where it's at!

Anonymous said...

Looking at your photo, you are old.
DF Obvious Guy

Triple Fake... said...

If you broadened your comment about subways to encompass mass transit in general, then it would make sense. Subways are for areas with limited real estate and dense populations.

Sounds like license plates from CA or CO are equally suspect.

Fall asleep on a plane, you get a pillow.
Fall asleep on a subway, you become a pillow.

More evidence that Tonya Couch is an unfit mother: sends her son out for a night at a Mexican strip club without enough cash to pay his bar tab. (or maybe he started out with cash, but it found its way into the "hands" of other workers at the club!)

Anonymous said...

Holy type-os, Batman! You're still drunk. Go back to bed.

I'm pretty sure the flame at Kennedy's grave is "eternal", no immortal.

My brother pheasant hunts every fall in Kansas near the Colorado border. They like to cross over to CO to go to a restaurant and they are pulled over by Kansas state troopers on every single return trip.

Anonymous said...

I think the powers that be and lord over the college football scene, are not wanting to lose the money maker that is the bowl system.

They know that the numbers will be down by having the semi-finals on NYE. But they will use the numbers out of context as to why there should not be a traditional playoff for CFB. They will use it to not expand the field beyond 4 (maybe 8).

The fact that the schools are on the hook for tickets sold to bowl games and must purchase tickets for their bands, which in turn provide the halftime entertainment for free, is ludicrous.

CFB teams should be playing for home field to host until the final game. The home school would have ZERO problem selling tickets to such an event weekend after weekend, also lowering the travel cost by having only one school traveling.

The bowl games are a sham. especially with the SEC hand-picking their opponents. Notice that the best thing to happen to the SEC this year was not having to face Baylor, TCU (or even WVU.) They ran from a matchup with Tech & A&M.

Anyhow, it's all engineered and planned. In spite of the seriously low numbers, the CFB has announced that they are committed to keeping the semi-final matches on NYE next year. Dumb.

Anonymous said...

Really? I have travelled southbound through Wise County with a Southern license plate probably 50 times in the past year; including driving past, in front of and alongside troopers; maybe eventually I'll get pulled over for a weed check. They look right at me; even waving sometimes...but for some reason I don't get pulled over, or harassed, or just plain shot dead. Maybe it's because I'm not violating any motor vehicle operation laws.

Anonymous said...

The John Lennon memorial in Central Park is named "Strawberry Fields."

Anonymous said...

"20 year old UNT student shot in the head", and no one is saying "White lives matter". Car full of black males were the shooters.

Anonymous said...

On NBC fb page there is an interesting story on a cop shoots unarmed drunken guy who was beating on his truck window...watch the video, the story is misleading as to which one left the scene after the shooting. The cop felt threatened..shot him and then dared him to come and get some more.

Anonymous said...

Would love to have been able to watch you too up there with all the yankees..you two crack me up.

Anonymous said...

The Rhome police must not have seen you 10:14

wordkyle said...

"Could you pick a spot more in the hood than this? Are you crazy? I was scared to get out of the car." - And that's the precise mentality about Muslim refugees/terrorists that your side calls racist and Islamophobic. Is your point of view different when it's your friend saying it?

Anonymous said...

Wordkyle - about as fair and balanced as a fat girl on a teeter totter.

DF Kim Kardashian

Triple Fake... said...

Is this the correct spelling for "type-o"? Negative!

ironic

Anonymous said...

@wordpyle

He was telling us what his friend said. By the way, there are white people in the hood. He was saying it's a dangerous area of town. God, I hate you, Wordy.

wordkyle said...

242 - "what his friend said" - Got it. I didn't think there was any confusion about that. I even mentioned it, I think.

Are there white people in "the hood?" If someone you disagree with used that term, wouldn't you automatically assume it was a racist dig toward a primarily black neighborhood? John Singleton certainly thought "the hood" referred to where black people live.

What you want is to have your racist cake and eat it too. When you and your ilk (God, I love that word) act racist, it's perfectly sensible. To you the seriousness of the sin depends entirely on who commits it. In BG's case, I'd wager that his friend's racism never even entered his mind. Which is my point -- your side's casual racism doesn't register on your outrage-ometer.

Or maybe, as you imply, recognition of a dangerous situation isn't racist at all, but is instead a reasonable and rational response.

By the way, if you hate someone because of comments on a blog, then you might want to reevaluate your relationship with God.

Anonymous said...

Elect me as DA and there will be free passage for all MJ coming through WC. And on the off chance one of these fine officers busts you with 45 lbs or even 280 lbs of MJ then don't sweat. I won't prosecute.

Just a little slap on the wrist, call you reformed, and send you back to Cali where I am sure you will all of sudden begin making much better and lawful decisions.

Anonymous said...


2:42----

Infantile much?

CT said...

you shouldve used the apps Groundz and/or mTRO NYC or New York subway trip planner. Also Open Table for dining, and Uber for last minute rushes. Taxis are fine, but go the long way most times.....

Anonymous said...

3:58 No, I can have kids just fine thank you!!!

DF Mel Brooks

Anonymous said...

That RhomeForward.com site has some funny stuff on it. That town is a soap opera of drugs and corruption.

Anonymous said...

2:42

You are not alone....by a long shot.

I was hoping the storm over Christmas in Lubbock may have taken him out.

Anonymous said...

500,

Aren't you just a vile little libtard?

Bet your mother is so proud.

Anonymous said...

5:35

Reading comprehension must not be one of your strengths.

I said nothing about left wing or right wing, I basically said WK is a waste of resources.

Anonymous said...

I'm with 6:21. We should all wish death on educated, polite people with whom we disagree. That surely must be the way to a better future for all mankind.

Anonymous said...

I was guessing Obama and Holder would be down here today to console the parents of the murdered lady but I guess they only do that for people that get killed when robbing stores,beating up old people and attacking policemen !

Sick of it!

Anonymous said...

Next trip, be sure to see the FDR memorial. It amazes me every time, as well as the Korean War memorial. Walk alongside the Korean War memorial at night and you'll swear you are walking with the troops.

Anonymous said...

621,

My reading comprehension is absolutely fine. Your brains must be out to lunch.

You said you wished the storms had taken out an individual. You wish he had been taken out. You wished ill upon another human being that had done nothing to you.

You are vile.

Where did my comprehension fail?

Anonymous said...

Wordy.. The only problem with your comments is the friend that made the comment is black.. I know.. Its me.. See the flaw in your comment? .

wordkyle said...

733 - Rather than pointing out a flaw, you actually would be confirming my argument. From my post above: To you the seriousness of the sin depends entirely on who commits it.