The Campaign For DA

1.28.2016

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts



  • This Fox News vs. Donald Trump war is the craziest thing I've ever seen in politics. It's like a married couple who should love each other came to the realization they actually hate each other. And his appearance on O'Reilly last night was fantastic TV. The guy is a master politician.
  • Trump, if you don't know, is boycotting the Republican Debate tonight. Why? One reason is this insane official statement from Fox News: "We learned from a secret back channel that the Ayatollah and Putin both intend to treat Donald Trump unfairly when they meet with him if he becomes president — a nefarious source tells us that Trump has his own secret plan to replace the Cabinet with his Twitter followers to see if he should even go to those meetings." We are living in Idiocracy.
  • A cop killed himself possibly to avoid prosecution and then his wife tried to make money off of it. She has been indicted.
  • There appears to be a shooting on I-30 in Arlington that was part of road rage. I don't jack with people on the highway because oftentimes you can tell if you are dealing with a nut. And I don't want to find out too late. 
  • I stepped on my shoe lace and face-planted in the front lawn yesterday afternoon. It dawned on me I didn't break my fall (even if I could) because I knew my shoulder would pop out if I tried. (I have shoulder issues, and I fear some day I'll end up looking like Larry King.) Anyway, I had a little bit of blood on my face and tried to sneak past Mrs. LL by putting my hood up as I went into the house to clean up. It didn't work. She gave me that look of, "What am I going to do with you?"
  • "DALLAS - A Texas father who was accused of theft after he confiscated his 12-year-old daughter's cellphone over an inappropriate text has been acquitted of the misdemeanor charge."  Read that again. Too many cops? Too many prosecutors?
  • Speaking of: "LEAGUE CITY, Texas — A recent prostitution investigation in Southeast Texas has led to the closure of six massage parlors in League City and nine arrests."
  • Mrs. LL will not walk on a sidewalk grate when we are in any city. She fears the collapse. 
  • Troy Aikman's appearances on The Ticket over the years have gone from boring to fascinating.
  • It's amazing to think 30 years has gone by since the Challenger disaster. I still remember being in my apartment in Waco listening to the news on the radio (I was even a nerd back then), and had KRLD break in late to the already breaking national news feed. I can still remember Christopher Glenn's voice (host of the short In The News segments between cartoons on Saturday): "Something has gone horribly wrong here." I picked up the phone and called home. And then I went to the TV to wait for the "breaking news" caption.
  • A lot going on in the front page below: (1) The first headline is not news, (2) Baylor and diversity is like TCU and diversity. It's whiter than white. (3) But look at the headline regarding the Twin Peaks biker shootings. The DA wants a continuance and the defense attorney says, "No. Let's go." Love it.