The Campaign For DA

2.15.2016

Random Monday Morning Thoughts


  • The courthouse is closed but I'm here for Random Thoughts. Once again, the hardest working man in show business
  • The death of Justice Scalia was shocking. I'm almost scared to mention that less than two weeks ago I was on the steps of the Supreme Court and tweeted out a picture with the caption that Scalia refused to talk to me. The Liberally Lean curse continues.
  • True story: I once shook Scalia's hand at Billy Bob's in Fort Worth.
  • Before he died, the Austin American Statesman had already sent to press a story about the high tone Texas resort he was staying at.
  • His death will also draw attention to the goofy Texas law requiring a Justice of the Peace to "declare" someone dead.
  • Conspiracy theories are already floating. And this is right out of The Pelicon Brief.
  • His body is not cold yet, but his death just caused the greatest twist in the presidential race.
  • Ted Cruz said the Senate shouldn't approve any nomination until we have a new president. And he is a "lover of the Constitution?"
  • I spent a ton of time this weekend going through old issues of Texas Monthly. My appreciation of that magazine grows by the day.
  • Man, that magazine makes want to visit Big Bend.
  • Mrs. LL almost tore off the front bumper of the Gangsta Mobile again. I spent Saturday morning performing my zip tie magic.
  • Over the last few weeks I've learned you don't walk two city dogs through Twin Hills where there are other country dogs behind backyard fences. As someone told me, "Those other dogs are straight out of Compton."  That's funny.
  • Mrs LL doesn't think I can fish. I told her I just happen to listen to the Honey Hole. A question mark formed over her head. 
  • What's the easiest way to find/replace window screens?
  • There was a good Messenger editorial this week dogging the local Republicans for not having one single forum or debate. Come on! WWDD? (What would Donald do?)
  • I had a probation officer catch me off guard last week when she asked me "What is your platform? What do stand for?"  I'll admit that I paused a few seconds to think. And then I thanked her because moments like that are great practice, and then said, "To treat people fairly". I should have added "and not like cattle" but I didn't.
  • I'm researching buying a kayak which has prompted Mrs. LL to tell me this will be a disaster. (Ticket fans are thinking of the Wolf Blitzer drop)


63 comments:

Anonymous said...

Window screens: While not rocket science it will take you a minute or two to figure how to do it yourself. The tools are dirt cheap. Watch a youtube video.
You can do it amigo.

Anonymous said...

Were we at Billy Bob's together? In 1995 or so, I was at a 5th Circuit thing at Billy Bob's -- sometime into the evening, saw that he and his wife were sitting one table over, so went over, had a beer and conversation with them.

Anonymous said...

So...just to get this straight...the new AD in Decatur has, for two years in a row, taken a smaller, marginally-talented football team up against some of the stronger teams in the area and either beaten them or put them into overtime where the Eagles had some incredibly bad luck.

We don't have players getting 3 to 4 Personal Fouls called against them PER GAME and yet they continued to play...like the last AD.

The new AD is returning tradition and respect where the former AD could have cared less about both but instead focused on whether or not he could get a free golf game with a Booster.

Kids are being held accountable for their actions and the coaches are focused on establishing competitive spirit and striving for excellence across ALL sports...again, unlike the previous AD.

Stop worrying about how much or how little playing time your little Jimmy is getting because guess what? He really isn't that good anyway and on a larger stage he wouldn't be allowed to be a water boy.

wordkyle said...

And he is a "lover of the Constitution?" - A non sequitir, counselor. I'm sure you're aware of the Constitution giving the Senate the power of "advise and consent." Cruz's stance is not even that unusual. Does the name Robert Bork ring a bell? And uber-Liberal Democrat Senator Chuck Schumer expressed the exact same sentiment in 2007. (He was ready to block Bush's nominations nineteen months before a new President took office.)

Given all that, would you like to amend, or maybe explain, the point of your comment?

Anonymous said...

It is ridiculous to have partisan elections on a county (local) level, so why debate?

I will side with Cruz on the Court appointment. We currently have a lame duck president of over 7 years and his past appointments absolutely show how inept he happens to be. Due to an idiotic Senate of the past, we were robbed of one of the greatest legal scholars in history (Judge Bork), so that is the way of America.

Anonymous said...

bu whatever happened to the backstop project? Inquiring minds want to know.

Anonymous said...

Ace Hardware for the screens

Anonymous said...

anyone can fish. Can you catch a fish? that is the question

Anonymous said...

Decatur Lumber for the screens. They will make them for you and the price beats anyone around!

Anonymous said...

Go to the Academy down the street, check out the Old Town Angler 'yak. Kill two birds with one shotshell - you can fish and kayak at the same time.

You're welcome.

Anonymous said...

For the record, @8:37 is an idiot.

Anonymous said...

Is there a Texas lawyer on the internet who isn't claiming he met Scalia at Billy Bob's Over Texas? I can't find one. Sheesh.

Anonymous said...

1) Cruz said the Senate shouldn't approve any nomination until we have a new president. And he is a "lover of the Constitution?
Reagan appointed Justice Kennedy in 1988, HIS LAST YEAR IN OFFICE!!! So
much for the highly regarded Reagan Conservatism.

2) I'm researching buying a kayak which has prompted Mrs. LL to tell me this will be a disaster.
She's RIGHT!!! Stay away from the kayak!!! Instead of a shoulder
(remember the sled?) it will be a drowning, especially if you get a two
person kayak.

3) The lingering travesty of SC appointments is the omission of 7th Circuit Appeals Court Judge Richard Posner. He makes Clarence Thomas legal mentality look like Radar O'Reilly at an operating table.
http://blogs.wsj.com/law/2015/09/09/eight-provocative-passages-from-judge-richard-posners-new-book/

Anonymous said...

Sounds like @10:00am had a water boy on the team.

Anonymous said...

The f-ing disaster drop from the Ticket was Bernie Shaw, not Wolf.

Anonymous said...

"Do this tornado come, this is brief spin ups. This tornadoes is life damaging, and will hit the metro area if there is one. We not sure, but this tornado, if they is one, damage to the area. We sees rotation in the red on here, but damage ball is blue and that is green. See here, this is where that is, and red is brief spins up."...actual comments from a weather caster that I just watched regarding storms in central MS. We are doomed as a nation.

wordkyle said...

1026 - Kennedy was nominated in November 1987 (after the Democrat Senate rejected Bork, who was nominated four months earlier.) In any case, neither constitutionality nor conservatism apply.

Anonymous said...

High tone? According to? Someone that's never been there, maybe. That resort is not high tone. It is a very simple, comfortable place to stay; costing no more than a mid-range hotel room in any big U.S. city. The whole appeal of the place is its LOW tone, for people that want to see a night sky and get away from high tone crap.

RatherBeSailing said...

Why is it generally acceptable to cite bad behavior to justify other bad behavior? Both sides do it.

Anonymous said...

Kayaking is the only way to fish. I got a Hobie Pro Angler last year, its the best boat in my opinion.

wordkyle said...

1138 - Because people no longer know history. If all someone saw were remarks like BG's regarding Cruz, they'd leave thinking "What Cruz did was outrageous!" By posting about Bork and Schumer, I wasn't justifying anything (there's nothing to justify) but putting BG's comment into perspective. If someone reads both our comments, they may still believe Cruz committed an outrage, but at least it won't be out of ignorance.

Anonymous said...

"Do this tornado come, this is brief spin ups. This tornadoes is life damaging, and will hit the metro area if there is one. We not sure, but this tornado, if they is one, damage to the area. We sees rotation in the red on here, but damage ball is blue and that is green. See here, this is where that is, and red is brief spins up."...actual comments from a weather caster that I just watched regarding storms in central MS. We are doomed as a nation.


This should be the Progressive Mantra. Congratulations....job well done

Anonymous said...

Mrs LL doesn't think I can fish. I told her I just happen to listen to the Honey Hole. A question mark formed over her head.

She's not alone

Anonymous said...

I once met and shook hands with Oliver Wendell Holmes at Billy Bobs. At least after 8 beers, that's what I thought I did.

DF Earl Warren

Anonymous said...

What the heck is 8:37 talking about and what elicited such a comment?

Nasreen Iqbal said...

Obviously, Presidents can only do their constitutional duties during the first 3 years of their terms.

Anonymous said...

How is the big DA campaign going, Hamilton Burger?

DF Perry Mason

Anonymous said...

Hey rather be sailing go back around the corner...

Anonymous said...

Give a lawyer a fish and he eats for a day, teach him to kayak fish and the catfish eat for a month!

Anonymous said...

How many playoff games did the current AD win at his last school

sparkerr said...

I love Texas Monthly also.

Anonymous said...

I bet they all started Googling places he has visited in TX when the news broke!

sparkerr said...

Kennedy was confirmed in 1988.

Anonymous said...

Wordkyle, I don't usually respond to your posts to point out what a waste of time you are because, well, honestly, because I don't have that much time. But do you want to tell me how your post (Democrats do it too) in any way rebuts BG's post that Cruz should not be a constitutional obstructionist while claiming to love the constitution?

I'm sure BG would be more than happy to admit that obstruction for the sake of obstruction is wrong no matter who does it. And his post in no way has a political bent, it just calls Cruz on his hypocrisy. But your constant complaint of "they do it too!" is just weak. It in no way alters the discussion, it just wastes the time I could be using to do something productive by pointing out that you have added nothing to the discussion.

Try and get a real argument, like "no lame duck president has done the in 80 years". Oops. That was a lie too. How about "Obama should appoint someone with the same beliefs as Scalia"? Wait. Who did H.W. Bush appoint to replace Thurgood Marshall again? That's right, Clarence Thomas. Same color skin is close enough when Republican hypocrisy is at play, I guess.

In short, get over yourself. Your constant partisan whining makes you a panty waste of the highest order. You can't even begin an argument, much less stay consistent with your own party's past.

I am not sam, but I love green eggs and ham

Anonymous said...

It's not, it's just that it's the only argument Wordkyle has.

Anonymous said...

Returning tradition and respect? Dancing in your underwear at a Halloween party at one of your players parents house is respect?

Anonymous said...

There is a place near Panther Pavillion where u can test rent different types of kayaks. Boats direct is good if u know what u want. You can rent sit ons in the state Parks.

http://directboats.com/twopeka.html

Raymond Polone said...

Maybe you enjoy my Westminster Kennel Club selfie?

Anonymous said...

My spouse and I were having a disagreement yesterday regarding what color to paint the living room when we update the home. After several minutes of impasse, she finally announced that she was going to use the Senator Ted Cruz approach and work with her SECOND husband after I was dead to pick the appropriate color. She felt it was not appropriate that I help pick the color since my decorating taste is crap and I may be a short timer.

Now sleeping with one eye open.

DF William Rehnquist the Younger

wordkyle said...

Again, kiddies, the Constitution gives the Senate the ability to "advise and consent" as its members see fit. (Which is why I brought up Democrat precedents.) Nothing Cruz said promotes nonconstitutional action; ergo, BG's comment -- as well as yours -- was nonapplicable. You don't like that Cruz's remarks reflect the Senate's constitutional power, yet history supports his stance. There's your problem.

Or maybe this is a case where it's appropriate to use BG's phrase from a few weeks ago -- "It ain't so fun when the rabbit got the gun."

Anonymous said...

Amen 2:38 and the RTG one of best ever

Anonymous said...

12:03

Cruz is running for President, which conceivably would mean that if the new justice selection was delayed and if he were elected President(Plz God....NO), he could fill the spot with his own selection.

Last I checked Schumer never ran for the President.

Big difference.

Anonymous said...

10:26am, I agree wholeheartedly on Judge Posner. Probably one of the top five legal minds of this century. He is consistent, but not afraid to change his mind when a better argument is put forth. A truly big thinker. And he has hacked off both the Left and the Right, Democrat and Republican. Who could you find more balanced than that? His hearing before the Senate, if nominated, would require each senator to have a Merrian-Webster Unabridged Dictionary, a Roget's Thesaurus, and a Black's Law Dictionary to understand his answers to their questions. It would be fun to watch.

DF Sandra Day O'Connor

Anonymous said...

2:38
"I'm sure BG would be more than happy to admit that obstruction for the sake of obstruction is wrong no matter who does it."

You either don't read this blog or you are just an outright lier, just like the most other liberals. Go back and please show us more than one time Barry has pointed out the hypocrisy of the left.

Anonymous said...

Central Mississippi has always been doomed!

Anonymous said...

The tin hats are turning on each other...get ya popcorn ready!

Anonymous said...

All you really need to know about Cruz's obstructionism is that he considers himself a constitutional purist! Hence, there is no argument against him being a hypocrite, it is simply fact. All politicians are crooked and I think it is hilarious when the fanboy's like Wordy start spinning for their guy! Just admit the guy is a POS like the rest but he is your lesser of evils.

Anonymous said...

A friend of mine works at Angelo's bbq does it on the side. He did ones on my house and a local female attorney's house. Did a wonderful job. Changed mine to full window coverage and he used dark screen which really helps on sunlight coming in.

Anonymous said...

Not Sam--------

Panty waste? What a waste of time you don't have. Pantywaist.

The rest of your diatribe is pretty lame as well. Just so you know.

Anonymous said...

Wordkyle let's step into the WABAC machine set it for 2008:

"Our Democratic colleagues continually talk about the so called Thurmond Rule under which the Senate supposedly stops confirming Judges in a Presidential election year. This seeming obsession with this rule that doesn't exist is just an excuse for our colleagues to run out the clock on qualified nominees who are waiting to fill badly needed vacancies." Mitch McConnell-2008

DF Mr. Peabody

Anonymous said...

I tougot if a person dies anywhere than in a hospital under a doctors care an autopsy was required under state law? Coverup?

Anonymous said...

238,

Cruz is a very knowledgeable constitutional lawyer. I am sure he wants the Repubs to take up the issue of confirming a new justice.

His point, and the key to the whole thing is timing.

So there is no foul here. He plans on following the constitution. Just later rather than sooner. The constitution does not specify a time limit. In fact, there have been times where the US has gone years without a full bench. Times where they were two justices short.

But then, you knew all that right? You were just being a douche. Move along now.

Anonymous said...

That's why Ted Cruz said what he said. As a lover of the constitution he knows Obama will try to replace Scalia with a radical anti constitution Marxist and that would be a disaster. He is well within his rights to deny and delay Obamas nominee for the good of America. I wonder how Harry Greed is going to like his rule for confirmation requiring 60 votes instead of a simple majority. Su$@ on it Harry..

Anonymous said...

8:47 Wordkyle it's fine when liberals do it but not when Republicans do it. Liberals are hypocrites and liberalism is all based on lies and deceit. Liberalism is a mental disorder.

Anonymous said...

I find it quite ironic that liberals are all about the constitution when it benefits them but any other time., not so much. Obama has trampled all over the constitution with his illegal executive orders. And there will be conspiracy theories because Obama is not trustworthy and lies when the truth would sound better.

Anonymous said...

Yes he is teaching them to respect riskey business!
DF Tom Cruise

wordkyle said...

557PM - Thank you for supporting my point. Nowhere in your quote did McConnell say that what the Democrats did was unconstitutional. That line of argument, which is what our host implied, is meaningless to follow because it doesn't apply.

wordkyle said...

331 - What's your point? I understand you tried to imply that Cruz was attempting something nefarious, but exactly what?

mzchief said...

To Anonymous 3:21...

If your wife KNOWS you're going to be dead and replaced with her SECOND husband in 11 months, you bloody well better sleep with one eye open.

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As for the Republicans vowing to obstruct the POTUS appointing a new Supreme, it's just more proof that Republicans and Democrats are both sh!t and people siding with either "TEAM" are just happy to wallow in it.

I've said this sooo much I've actually copied and pasted it to a note on my desktop.

Claiming either Democrat or Republican is the better political party is akin to claiming horsesh!t is better than cowsh!t. The only thing that happens is that you end up with a nose full of sh!t.

Anonymous said...

Obama has trampled all over the constitution with his illegal executive orders. - 7:49

But it was all good when Reagan did it...

wordkyle said...

900 - When you consider that Reagan (and Bush, too, since that's your inevitable next step) issued executive orders in accordance with, and to help execute, the laws that Congress had passed, and that Obama's executive orders are to further his own agenda in direct opposition to laws passed (or not passed) by Congress -- in effect legislating from the White House -- then you are correct.

Anonymous said...

Wordkyle has trouble admitting the Republicans were against it before they were for it. Is that a flip-flop or a waffle?

Anonymous said...

250...i was at the party and have the whole AD dance thing on cell phone video. Thanks Magic Mike! My kid will always be on the A team.
DF,
Chase Chapman