The Campaign For DA

3.15.2016

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts



  • Liberally Lean Pic' Em Tournament. Funniest name so far is "Foul Hooked Catfish" which is a callback joke from Random Thoughts last week. (Pay the man, Shirley.)
  • "A Weatherford High School senior was killed Monday morning in a hunting accident in Wise County, a spokesman for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department confirmed." I wonder if it was part of the tournament that is going on.
  • Trump might very well win, for all intents and purposes, the Republican nomination tonight. 
  • I once sent out a press release as DA and used the phrase "intensive purposes" because that is what I thought the phrase was. The Messenger corrected it for me before it went to press.
  • Jeff Miller, the NFL’s senior vice president for health and safety, acknowledged a causal relationship between football-related head trauma and chronic traumatic encephalopathy Monday. Three thoughts: (1) Finally, (2) I wonder if this admission was authorized and, if not, did Roger Goodell had a heart attack?, and (3) This was during a "roundtable discussion on concussions convened by the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce"  That committee was discussing the NFL? 
  • Has the Fort Worth PD pepper spraying cop been fired yet?
  • The Senior In The House woke up yesterday, put on big dark glasses, and walked the dog. Her normally pretty hair was a mess. She looked just like the daughter in Vacation.
  • I can't remember the product, but I heard a radio commercial this morning that referenced "intelligent molecules". Idiocracy.
  • I missed the story yesterday of the guy who fled from the cops and was found in a barn in Wise County after a dog was used to locate him.  We had a regular John Wilkes Booth there. At least the barn wasn't set on fire. (Sidenote: Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer by James L. Swanson is one of the best history books I've ever read.)
  • Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg turns 83 today.
  • Mrs. LL is wearing out the kayak. I told her she's going to have arms like Hulk Hogan before the summer is over. 
  • I watched an old 30 for 30 on the USFL this weekend and it is a must see for any football fan. And then it turns its cross-hairs and Donald Trump who basically destroyed the league. There is nothing more entertaining when they show him the check from the NFL and the USFL sued them. The jury verdict was one dollar.