The Campaign For DA


Random Friday Morning Thoughts

  • Wise County is in a flash flood warning until 10:15 a.m. after this morning's storm. Man, it got dark out there during that deluge.
  • Newt yesterday after the tragedy in Nice: “We should frankly test every person here who is of a Muslim background, and if they believe in Sharia, they should be deported."  I'm more fearful of the Simpletons amongst us than any Muslim who just happens to not have "Holy, Holy, Holy" in the beginning of his hymnal.
  • Presumptive Trump VP nominee Mike Prince from last December: "Calls to ban Muslims from entering the U.S. are offensive and unconstitutional."
  • Ann Coulter thinks Prince is a bad choice for Trump (who "has twice the IQ of Bush", she said). She would have preferred convicted rapist Mike Tyson as the VP choice. Maybe she didn't understand "Prince" meant Mike Prince instead of the dead Prince. Edit: Another screw up. I'm going back to bed. 
  • Bridgeport High School played Nice, Florida in football in Texas Stadium one time. I don't know how to pronounce that Nice. Edit: I've been promptly chastised because the Bulls played Niceville instead of Nice. Yep. That's true. I went to that game. And then I drove through Niceville about three years ago. And I still screwed this up.
  • White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest on Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick; "“Well, I think this does underscore the risk of electing a right-wing radio host to elected statewide office.”
  • I don't even know . . . 
  • TCU was voted second in the media Big 12 poll released yesterday. That's high expectations.
  • No one pays to have an ad disguised as a news story more than Blue Bell. Here's Fox 4 and WBAP's just-happen-to-tweet-about-it contributions this morning. (The Star-Telegram joined in as well.) 
  • Ages of local deaths in today's Update: 55, 44, 55, 53, and 59.