The Campaign For DA

1.20.2016

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts



  • Our Texas Attorney General, who is under indictment, issued a non-binding opinion yesterday that daily fantasy football sites are conducting illegal gambling under Texas law. Hot sports opinion: (1) Does anyone trust his judgment?, (2) The only people who care about this issue are those who engage in it so he just alienated them, (3) How is any form of gambling illegal? It is your money. You can go in the backyard and burn it but you can't bet that Cam Newton won't have a great game? (4) What is the point of a "non-binding" opinion anyway? I just issued four non-binding opinions. 
  • The Coast Guard has called off the search for the 12 marines missing after two helicopters crashed into each other in Hawaii. How horrific will it be if some vacationer comes across a body washed up on the beach? 
  • The Palin endorsement of Trump yesterday was one for the ages. I'll post sound bites later because she went full throttle (but your ears might bleed.)
  • In honor of Glenn Fry, I will reissue this bullet point from 2013: "One thing from the Eagles documentary that stuck with me was Joe Walsh, when discussing the line, 'There's a girl, my lord, in a flatbed Ford' [slowing down to take a look at me], said it was great one because it was able to cram in girls, cars, and redemption.  Edit: I knew someone would point out that Walsh had nothing to do with the song. No question. But he was the one on the documentary talking about the lyrics."
  • "Gov. Greg Abbott flew to Israel Saturday on a plane belonging to Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire casino owner and megadonor active in Republican national politics." Well, at least he didn't waste our tax dollars.
  • I had the dreaded moment of turning the key and the car not starting yesterday. Then it started fifteen minutes later. Then it wouldn't start four hours later. And then it started this morning. Great. I now own Christine.
  • Mrs. LL with the mini-drone she bought for me for Christmas is getting a little scary. 
  • I've always been fascinated with Pablo Escobar, the documentary Cocaine Cowboys, the film Blow, and even the fictional MedellĂ­n movie in the fictional HBO series Entourage. (I've got Narcos, about Escobar, on Netflix on my watching bucket list.) But I had no idea Escobar owned a mansion in Miami Beach. It is is currently being torn down so a nicer house can be built on the property.