The Campaign For DA


Random Monday Morning Thoughts

  • It's the Fourth of July, all county offices are closed, and there is no Update. Yet . . . wait for it . . . I'm here to defend my title of Hardest Working Man In Show Business.
  • I'm actually reading one of Bill O'Reilly's books, Killing Reagan. It's a pretty good scratch-the-surface history lesson. (And I understand that O'Reilly didn't do anything but agree to put his name on it and promote it in exchange for $$$.)
  • Cutting edge media - KXAS sent out a tweet today which read: "Retweet if you are driving to work this morning!"
  • I spent Saturday night out at Twin Hills on Lake Bridgeport. Man, it was like listening to the civil war in Syria out my door. And it went on past midnight.
  • Sunday night brought the weird combo of fireworks while lightening was coming in from the west.
  • The Family Rescued Pup freaks out at fireworks. She wants to dig a hole -- in the couch. (And then eventually took cover in the safe room. Yes, the safe room.)
  • Hot opinion: Fireworks are a beating after five minutes.
  • Most accident prone area in Fort Worth: I-35 and Western Center Boulevard which has had 595 accidents since the start of 2013.
  • On Saturday, the Wise County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call of someone shooting fireworks in the breezeway of a duplex. Here's an idea: Walk out the door yourself and tell the guys to cut that out. 
  • Bomb attack in Baghdad killed  at least 165. I miss Saddam.
  • Shoutout to Decatur Tire for solving my tire problem late on Friday (I completely forgot about my tire while at work and it returned the favor by going from a small link to a massive link by late Friday afternoon.) And I ran into four people I knew in the waiting area.
  • Austin: "It was a tragic start to the holiday weekend in Austin, which began when a plane crashed into Lake Travis Saturday afternoon. Later in the day, a two-year-old girl drowned after falling from a private dock into the water, and ten people were rescued from the lake after a boat crash."
  • The fact that Trump used a graphic of Hillary accompanied by the Star of David and "raining money" doesn't show he is anti-semitic. It does show his social media staff is clueless. (Trump revised the tweet later.)
  • NBA free agency should make any NFL player go crazy. The NFL has a horrible players' union because their careers are so short that no consensus to go on strike can be achieved.
  • I have an incredible ability to keep outdoor flowers alive. Then again, there's not much to it other than planting them correctly and then having a disciplined water routine.
  • "A man was fatally shot during a disturbance early Sunday at a northwest Dallas sports bar, police say. The shooting was reported about 6 a.m. at the La Victoria bar in the 2900 block of Walnut Hill Lane near Harry Hines Boulevard. The victim was dead when police arrived."