The Campaign For DA


Random Thursday Morning Thoughts

  • This struck me as odd: A Dallas Uptown organization is paying Dallas police for extra patrol. Huh? I understand an off duty cop being hired by a single bar for security but an organization is paying for just general patrol on the street? Isn't that the job of the police in general?
  • There are Crime Stopper meetings in Wise County where you can learn the balance of the Crime Stoppers account? (That's based on a comment yesterday.) And a question: Is Crime Stoppers a private or public organization? And who is in charge of that account in Wise County?
  • Weird story: A Rangers pitcher sued Victoria's Secret for not getting what he paid for in his VIP package at a convention.  He had paid nearly $70,000. 
  • How in the world is reporter Erin Andrews going to claim damages in her lawsuit against a hotel for lack of security after a guy filmed her nude through the peep hole? It's the greatest thing that ever happened to her career and made her even more famous. Then again, as a defense lawyer for the hotel in that case, that's a dicey argument to make. 
  • "When Justice Antonin Scalia died 11 days ago at a West Texas ranch, he was among high-ranking members of an exclusive fraternity for hunters called the International Order of St. Hubertus, an Austrian society that dates back to the 1600s . . . . Members of the worldwide, male-only society wear dark green robes emblazoned with a large cross . . . . " Conspiracy!!!!!
  • I would like to announce that I wish to form the International Order of Liberally Leaners where we all fish for crappie while we wear bright robes with the image of Speedo Man on the back. And women, you will not be excluded.  #PossibleCampaignSlogan? #ButTooHardToPutOnBumperSticker #DangIt
  • Is everyone on here an English teacher? Good lord. I get kicked in the crotch before 9:00 a.m. every morning. I'll say it for the millionth time: I bang this thing out at rapid speed every morning writing about anything that caught my attention or anything that happened in my life. I then hit "Publish" and get to work for my actual real job. I'm not submitting these things for a Pulitzer Prize.
  • I had a blog post below about a Texas Court of Criminal Appeals judge who (with judges who joined) started his opinion with a quote from The Wire. That crazy Justice Willett is causing all of them to start doing bits.
  • Wanna feel old?: Ferris Bueller's Day Off came out 30 years ago this week. And when Ferris sang Shake It Up Baby, the song was "only" 23 years old at time.
  • WFAA is reporting that Trump is now tied with Cruz for the Texas vote. This is insane. 
  • A guy once told me that once the kid in your house gets a driver's license you will initially be scared to death. Then you will realize that you life has become so much easier because she will become the taxi for the younger one. True that. 
  • I dropped the 7th Grader In The House off at school for indoor softball practice yesterday at 5:50 a.m. (The taxi doesn't work that early apparently.) If allergies don't kill me, that routine might.
  • I've had Matchbox 20's These Hard Times stuck in my head for the last three days, and I can't think of a reason why. 
  • There is nothing funnier than seeing the First Dog In The House go up to the 22 Pound Fat Cat and look at her inquisitively only to see the Fat Cat, with no fear, haul off and slap her upside the head.
  • Snake Eyes is an underrated movie. My favorite scene is when Nicolas Cage mockingly and sarcastically holds up his hands and (I'm paraphrasing) says, "Shut the whole place down! It's a crime scene!" I do that from time to time when Mrs. LL gets on to me. One of these days it might turn into a crime scene when she kills me for doing that bit.