The Campaign For DA

2.08.2016

Random Monday Morning Thoughts




  • I watched a great episode of Vice about ISIS and how it is all goes back to our invasion of Iraq and how we unstabilized the Middle East. By the way, Iraq is basically three states now: Shiite, Sunni, Kurd. 
  • Mrs. LL and I watched the Blair Witch Project again this weekend. The first time she saw it she thought it was real and was traumatized to no end. 
  • I've given up on pointing out advertisements buried as news stories because they are so obvious now. 
  • Fox 4 News might have hired a consultant who told them "more banter between you guys." 
  • I drop off the 7th Grader in the House to school every day and she is as disciplined as me. We leave at 6:47 and arrive at 7:04. Her constant contest is to see if her best friend beats us by one minute or not. I asked her this morning if we won and she told me, "No. They have to meet their lawyer today." Me: "What?" Her: "They were hit by a car last year." Me: "Keep me updated on this."
  • TV commercials have upgraded their game.
  • There are three guys on the third floor of the courthouse who always try to get me riled up. My response, when I'm smart, is to tell them "I'm in a three point stance, and I will not jump off sides."
  • Mrs. LL wore the craziest pants this weekend since Cam Newton left for the Super Bowl.
  • I watched the last half of one of the Hunger Games movies this weekend. Pretty, pretty good. 
  • Super Bowl: (1) Lady Gaga was good on the national anthem, (2) I didn't have any problem with the halftime show - I loved it, (3) Cam Newton would have been better if he had a second to throw the ball, (4) Bridgeport's Collin Jones has received some criticism about the punt return but that whole play was weird -- why not call a fair catch and Jones didn't want to run into him. (5) I want to go to San Francisco. (6) Peyton Manning referenced Budweiser in his post game interview. The Ticket told me that is against NFL policy but since he will retire, why does he care? He got paid.
  • I found a book named "History of Wise County" this weekend which was originally published in 1907. I'm giddy.
  • What kind of bird is that at Lake Bridgeport which will fly down and sit in the water? It's the equivalent of a fresh water seagull.












59 comments:

Anonymous said...

The moment was too big for Cam Newton. You could see it in his expression. Nevertheless, like the Eagles offense of a few years ago, and RGIII, the "Cam Newton Wing"; brought to you by ESPN and all the experts who talked for days on end about his greatness) is already under construction as the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Anonymous said...

Peyton Manning is too old to win a Super Bowl. Therefore, the score I saw this morning must be some mistake. He was a leader and he made decisions and managed the game as it needed to be managed. Arm strength is not everything.

wordkyle said...

Anheuser-Busch insists it did not pay Manning for the mentions. However, it's been reported that Peyton owns part of two Louisiana A-H distributorships, so there's that. He also kissed Papa John on the way off the field, so he may be setting up his post-NFL endorsement life.

Peyton's body is pretty much falling apart, so if he can set himself up by flouting the NFL's rules, more power to him. He's earned it.

Anonymous said...

Foolish leftist Barry thinks that the middle east was stable prior to the U.S. invasion of Iraq.

Anonymous said...

Did the Vice documentary mention the JV Team?

Anonymous said...

It's a crane...a bird with long legs and likes water. They love the tanks all over WC too.

Anonymous said...

Wow! Turns out when Wordy talks about something other than politics, he doesn't sound like a total d-bag.

I'm marking my calendar!

Anonymous said...

Hey Bu...

We need an update on your starter/battery/alternator/car won't start story.

What ended up being the wrong?

Anonymous said...

@8:54

Foolish 8:54 doesn't know how to comprehend what he reads. Where did he say it was stable? He said the invasion lead to the formation of ISIS.

Nice try though.

Anonymous said...

Why keep you updated? Do you know anything about civil cases? Maybe she should keep me updated, and I'll tell you how it's going.

As someone pointed out, Manning owns some Budweiser distributorships, which pretty much means he was doing it for himself. And good for him.

I'd say to let me know before you go to San Francisco because I have some very McKitrick Hotel-like recommendations, but you and I don't have a whole lot in common when it comes to travel. I'm sure as hell not going to travel to see several games in one weekend. I didn't even watch the Super Bowl. When traveling I spend my money on restaurants, which is evened out somewhat by spending most of the rest of the time I'm traveling by going through state or national parks in the area.

But enough about me.

Some Houston Lawyer

Anonymous said...

Not cattle egrets?

Anonymous said...

I think it was Joe Biden, after the invasion, that said they should split Iraq into 3 pieces but I am too lazy to look it up.

Anonymous said...

I like local news, but turn it off or change the channel immediately when they go to a stupid human-interest interview or move to a "morning show" set (hello, WFAA).

Anonymous said...

And a very special shout out to that meat gazer Chad Hightower, he had to report to prison today. I hope he gets the same kind of treatment where he's going.

Anonymous said...

I thought the super bowl was boring, probably cuz it was a defensive battle. Denver had less than 200 yds in offense. Turnovers the difference. Why don't teams have QB roll outs anymore? Used to be the best counter to a strong defensive rush was a QB roll out. Neither Panthers nor Patriots ever ran one. Straight drop everytime. Dumb!

Commercials sucked. Only 2 or 3 okay. Usually Bud has a bunch and Doritos too. No funny e-trade. No GM or Ford but a lot of foreign autos. One med for constipation, one med for diarrhea and one med for toe nail fungus. Nice.

Anonymous said...

Finding the Wise County book....you will like it, you should be giddy, skip around and read the parts your interested in. I've also seen out there, A History of Jack County and A History of Young County, all excellent reads for the history buff.

Nice change of pace and a good post by WK.

And good for Peyton Manning, seemed like everyone including the announcers (Nantz and Sims) were rooting for Cam and the Panthers. A good dose of humility was served up by the Broncos D. Pride goeth before a fall? Maybe Cam will tone his celebrating down a little now till after he wins a SB, no doubt he's a great player, I was just glad to see Peyton go out a winner(please retire).

Anonymous said...

You loved the halftime show? Are you now a supporter of the Black Panthers?

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

There are over 20 species of Seagulls in North America. You can find them in all 48 states in the CONUS.

Those are seagulls indeed at Lake Bridgeport. And also hanging out at the Greystone Inn. And at the Middle School parking lot.

Common gulls found well inland include the Herring Gull and Ring-beaked Gull. They are big time scavengers and don't need the "Sea."

Triple Fake... said...

Colin Jones: if he had hit the return man right at that point, he probably would have been flagged for impeding the opportunity to field the ball. It was the second player immediately after that who should have tackled the runner.
It was a disappointment that Colin didn't get a ring, but it was nice that Wade and Ware got one, and Peyton presumably goes out on top.

Peyton didn't really need to endorse any products or kiss any pizza guys after the game. He's already got mega endorsement deals, and will get even more as a pop sports figure with multiple SB wins.

The chances of jumping offsides are probably equal whether in a three-point stance or standing up

I thought the Blair Witch Project was pretty tame because I knew going in it was fiction. However, I did watch a program on TV about a week prior to the film's opening that went into detail about the legend. It was called "The Curse of the Blair Witch" or "The Blair Witch Legacy", not sure which. That thing totally freaked me out because I thought it was true.

Commenter @ 8:54 makes a point. Barry says we "unstabilized" (destabilized) the Middle East by invading Iraq. The assumption there is that it was stable prior to the invasion. He may be correct about ISIS evolving from that, but the whole area was a mess long before we got involved.

Is the orange top on today's RTG a subtle homage to the Broncos?

Anonymous said...

How did the two Alvord transfers and the one move-in from Alvord do against the Bridgeport Bulls Friday? How can Decatur allow these transfers and move-ins to play for them? I thought it was home-grown only!!!! They must have recruited them!!! I can't believe the UIL is allowing this!!!!

Anonymous said...

I am glad Bum's baby boy, Wade, and Gary Kubiak both have Superbowl victories now. They got a raw deal when they partnered down in Houston. We all also remember how Jerry undercut Wade from day one of his coaching days at Dallas. Glad to see these two guys get their long overdue recognition.

DF Pete Rozelle

Anonymous said...

I found a book named "History of Wise County" this weekend which was originally published in 1907. I'm giddy.

I looked at Bridgeport's Wikipedia page and the portion you wrote should be readily apparent to anyone who reads Liberally Lean From The Land Of Barry Queen. pathetic

My IQ drops every time I read this blog.

The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt. -Bertrand Russell

Anonymous said...

Regarding Iraq being three states--that's actually a good thing.

As much as we all miss Saddam Hussein and the relative peace Iraq enjoyed during his tenure, the fact is that the Middle East was divided up by Western countries with no regard to sectarian or religious ties. The areas where the differing sects collide are where the most conflict is, because they are often in the same country as drawn up past WWII. Saddam gassed the Kurds, who should have been part of Turkey, or even their own country. Shiite and Sunni Muslims war the most at their boundaries (Iran v. Iraq, and now internally just about everywhere), but until lately it was more political and economic (Iran v. Iraq, fighting over oil) than religious (civil war everywhere else).

The current borders should never have existed. If we drew them up now, they would be vastly different and grouped by religion, not random lines in the sand.

The most recent and best example is the separation of Muslim Pakistan from (primarily) non-Muslim India. It can, and should, be done in third world countries where sectarian wars are rampant.

And before anyone bitches about my Saddam statement, ask yourself if Iraq is better off now without him. How many people die every year now, as opposed to how many dies while he was in charge? He was a dirt bag, but it's not even a close call. Iraq was much better off before we got involved.

Rage

Anonymous said...

9:07 - How do you "unstabilize" something that was not stable?

Nice try though...

that guy said...

@0854 & 0907

Stop

for the rest of us

please turn off your computers

go outside

orientate yourself so that you are facing the street

close your eyes

and run blindly into the road

If you make it to the other side

turn 180

repeat as necessary

Respectfully,

The rest of us

Anonymous said...

Hey dumb a__ @ 9:07

"I watched a great episode of Vice about ISIS and how it is all goes back to our invasion of Iraq and how we unstabilized the Middle East...."

I we unstabilized the Middle East, that would mean it was stable to start with. Maybe FOOLISH 9:07 should try to comprehend what he/she reads before Commenting. Makes you look stupid.

Not 8:54

Anonymous said...

Somebody needs to feed the RTG

Anonymous said...

They have to meet their lawyer today." Me: "What?" Her: "They were hit by a car last year." Me: "Keep me updated on this."

Chasing those ambulances...

John said...

RE: advertising in news stories aka sponsored ads, have you seen the latest South Park episodes?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z696bTiP8Ro

John said...

There are no cranes in this part of TX. It's probably pelicans, if they are large and white. They migrate. Cattle egrets don't sit on water, they follow cattle around in fields. Seagulls are just gulls. Some migrate as well, so they can handle fresh and salt water.
http://mcqgallery.com/mcqtravelwp/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/WhiteFlockSwimLeftBearRivNWR.png

Anonymous said...

Defense. wins. championships.

DF Wade Phillips

Anonymous said...

I've got something for the RTG to eat.

Anonymous said...

They're sea gulls. I wrote a book about 'em.

DF J. Frank Dobie

Anonymous said...

Go Texas Law Hawk!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Pelicans?

Don't quit your day job buddy.

DF Roy Bedichek

Anonymous said...

Yes Rage, it's a lot better now. We love it

DF JV Team

Anonymous said...

"My IQ drops every time I read this blog."

I've never read a sentence that illustrates itself quite so beautifully.

Anonymous said...

11:40 AM

I gots some sausage she can eat.

DF Not Meat!!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for a silicone free RTG. She is absolutely beautiful.
s

Anonymous said...

Rage, Now make a case for Hillary and Obammy making Lybia and Egypt ISIS friendly by taking out their leaders.

Anonymous said...

I HAVE SEEN WHITE PELICANS IN SEVERAL LOCATIONS FOR THE LAST 4 WEEKS. PARADISE THIS WEEK.

Anonymous said...

Why is everyone saying Peyton said "Budweiser"? He said he was going to drink beers, he didn't mention a brand. I can't believe they aren't being called out on it. I recorded the game and verified what he said this afternoon.

Anonymous said...

White bird,
on a dirty lake,
on a winter's day,
in the rain.

White bird,
on a dirty lake,
alone.

The leaves blow,
Across the old dam road.
To the darkened skies,
in its rage

But the white bird just sits on the dirty lake,
unknown.

White bird must fly
Or she will die

White bird,
dreams of good ol' boys,
with their pickup trucks,
necks, turning red.

But the white bird just sits on the lake,
growing old.

White bird must fly or she will die.
White bird must fly or she will die.

The beer stores come, the beer stores go.
The cops stop everyone,and the tickets get old.
And the young bird's eyes do always glow.

She must fly,
She must fly,
She must fly.

White bird,
On a dirty lake,
On a winter's day, in the rain.

White bird,
On a dirty lake alone.

White bird must fly or she will die.
White bird must fly or she will die.
White bird must fly or she will die.
White bird must fly

Double Fake It's A Beautiful Day(circa 1969)

Anonymous said...

2:50

He referred to Budweiser specifically 2 times. Once in the postgame on field interview and once on the podium post game during the trophy presentation.

Anonymous said...

2:50 - Post-game live interview on CBS. Not sure what you're watching.

Anonymous said...

The rest of us don't stand a chance of seeing one of those alleged pelicans. 2:41 scared 'em all off with that yelling.

Anonymous said...

I've never read a sentence that illustrates itself quite so beautifully.

1:39 PM



That was pretty, pretty good. I'm giddy.

Anonymous said...

2:50

http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/peyton-manning-describes-super-bowl-50-victory-36784898

This is the Bud reference right after the game.

Anonymous said...

Why is everyone saying Peyton said "Budweiser"?- 2:50

Because the mentioned the brand twice? Better recheck that DVR.

DF Tivo

Anonymous said...

Those are regular ol' seagulls. They are here year round. There are no cattle egrets here at this time of year. Cattle egrets are migratory birds and only come here during the spring/summer months to nest and multiply.

Leave it to Barry to of course, blame ISIS on Bush.

Anonymous said...

10:31 AM sounds pretty cocksure to me with that comment.

The Superbowl looked fixed from the very beginning! The only reason I would say it wasn't is because it seemed too obvious!

Anonymous said...

Cranes...we do not have sea gulls in this area.

Anonymous said...

He said we was going to drink beers, just watched again!

Anonymous said...

How did the two Decatur home grown teams do Friday night?

Anonymous said...

3:51-----

Is that you Tim? You're kinda (in)famous

Anonymous said...

John at 12:04 - No cranes in this part of Texas? We are smack dab in the middle of their migratory path. While some breeds of crane do not travel, most in the U. S. do migrate. A white crane spent at least three days on my stock pond this past week, then went on his merry way.

DF John J. Audubon

John said...

11:22 PM DJ John J. Audubon - there are two species of cranes in TX, the sandhill crane and the endangered whooping crane. Both migrate through TX, but the sandhill stays to the west and there are huge populations near Muleshoe. The whooping crane hangs out at Aransas National Wildlife Refuge near Aransas Pass in the winter.

And yes, white pelicans summer on TX lakes!!

Anonymous said...

6:40 I'm betting you that y'all will on have less that 10 wins when you are niggles


DHS

Anonymous said...

4:33pm DHS, you are a POS