The Campaign For DA


Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts

  • Two flashback basketball thoughts from my very younger days: (1) "Three [free throws] to make two", and (2) Girls six person basketball where there were three offensive players on one end and three defensive players on the other -- and all could not cross half court. (I'd like to see that again.)
  • The great documentarian Ken Burns absolutely went off on Trump at a commencement speech at Stanford over the weekend. “He is an insult to our history,” Burns said. “Do not be deceived by his momentary good behavior. It is only a spoiled, misbehaving child hoping somehow to still have dessert.”
  • Two thoughts on "watch lists": (1) The fact that the government has one at all is a little Orwellian, (2) So far the concept has been wildly unsuccessful. When the government watches everyone -- NSA -- they are in effect watching no one. 
  • "Philly journalist buys AR-15 in 7 minutes."  I saw that headline and used The Google to try and find one for sell nearby from a legitimate merchant. I came across this page from Cheaper Than Dirt.)
  • I've been trying to collect 500 signatures to get on the ballot in November as an Independent. I'm getting there, but I still have a significant way to go. Email me at if you want to help. We'll do the footwork. We have nine days to go, and I don't want to take us to DEFCON 1. 

"Get the ICBMs in the bullpen warmed up
and ready to fly."
"You don't tell your pappy how to court the electorate.
We ain't one-at-a-timin' here. We're mass communicating'"

  • One of life's greatest joys: When another lawyer in town drops by with a few home grown tomatoes. 
  • A Richland Hills guy had a friend place a "Pick Six" bet for him at Lone Star Park on races being run at Belmont Park. The result? A $486 bet turned into $702,114. The largest win ever at Lone Star. 
  • I remember being at Lone Star Park about 15 years ago and after the first race I went to collect my winnings (probably $5). The guy in front of me who was about my age told the cashier that "this is going to be big" so I began to watch. The cashier scanned his ticket, looked at the screen, disappeared for a minute and then came back with over $3,000 in cash. The guy took the money, looked at me, and said, "I'm outta here."
  • Orlando victims: The oldest was 50. The youngest was 19.
  • Sheriff Joe, in a move which will probably secure him the Nobel Peace Prize, announced he is postponing his birthday party in light of the Orlando shootings.
  • Everyone, especially The Ticket, is giving Baylor the business on this Art Briles issue. I just want to ask them to pull out a piece of paper and write down everything Briles did wrong. Not sins of omission but sins of commission. The problem is that no one knows.