The Campaign For DA

1.04.2017

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts


  • And now I begin 2017. I do so reluctantly, but it is better than the alternative. 
  • When I go off the grid, I really go off the grid. Perfect example: Me to Mrs. LL: "Did Ohio State lose two days ago?" Her: "Yep. Big time. And how in the world do I know this and you don't?" 
  • I'm still way behind on anything that happened. It sounds like Wise County almost burned down. 
  • As much as people complain about flying, it almost always goes off without a hitch. At least for me. 
  • I appreciate vacations the older I get. From the get go, I count down the days remaining and remind myself to enjoy every single minute. 
  • One great secret Mrs. LL found is the online vacation rental property sites. You can rent a house for the same price as a hotel. 
  • Odd moment from last week: Mrs. LL driving a standard truck like the West Texas girl that she is and almost hitting a monkey scampering across the road. 
  • The former McKinney cop (famous for doing a barrel roll and breaking up a pool party) and the city are being sued for $5 million by one of the girls who was held down. That's just dumb. Whenever you hear about someone suing for a specific figure, ask yourself if you'd be willing to go through what they did for that amount of money. 
  • The drowning deaths of the young dad and his five year old son while preparing to go duck hunting in Hood County was heartbreaking. But, man, you've got to put a life jacket on that kid. And yourself.
  • I didn't think Megyn Kelley would go to NBC. And that creates a large hole for Fox News.
  • This murder case in Fort Worth is weird. The accused is 29 and the dead woman, owner of Lon Smith Roofing, is 49. And that is one big house. (He was all over the news last night giving jail cell interviews and came across fairly believable.)
     
  • A judge on the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has announced she won't run again giving those who want the job two year's notice. That's really unusual.
  • Trump will hold his first news conference on January 11th. Delicious. 
  • I bought  James A. Michener's Texas. A thirty year old and 1,700 page book. It's my New Year's Resolution to finish it.  Tell me I made a good choice. 
  • "Texas Lawmaker wants unhappy couples to live apart for 3 years before they can divorce." That's conservative Rep. Matt Krause, R-Fort Worth.  You've got to love those anti-big government Republicans. 
  • If the Republicans 180 on disbanding the ethics panel on their first day of being in full power, this will be a very entertaining year. 



34 comments:

Anonymous said...

That's just dumb.

Yeah, it dumb, but it not about da money, see. Her rights was violate.

- DF her lawyer

Anonymous said...

Welcome back.

Anonymous said...

Yes, this year has started out very interesting. I would suggest that you liberals mind your manners and watch your mouth. Delicious.

Anonymous said...

It's a good book and easy to get through.
I never thanked you for recommending Empire of the summer moon, but thanks.

Anonymous said...

'TEXAS' is good. 'LONE STAR' is better...maybe the best.
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjzq4zI4ajRAhVQ5mMKHXJZCX4QFggbMAA&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FLone-Star-History-Texas-Texans%2Fdp%2F0306809427&usg=AFQjCNGqOINeHsTPVqbunQtfqLom83h3kQ&sig2=JjGJdBafaLsAo4-uedJgxQ&bvm=bv.142059868,d.amc

Anonymous said...

Father-son drowning was Hunt County (Lake Tawakoni). Very sad.

Anonymous said...

Hey Lady! Don't you know pedestrians have the right of way?

DF Miguel The Monkey

Anonymous said...

You made a good choice. Fantastic book. Reads well and is incredibly informative.

tom ash said...

T.R. Fehrenbach's Lone Star, a history of Texas and the Texans, is better.

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

"Texas" is a great book. Actually, one of my favorite re-reads. Michener knows how to blend real stories in with fictional ones that seem real. And the result is spot on.

Since I am a spaceflight-junkie, I also enjoyed his "Space", which I think might be better than "Texas." Those are the only two by Michener I have read, although "Hawaii" is on my to do list.

DF Coach Cotton Hamey

Triple Fake... said...

Monkey near-collision: you can't just throw that line out and not give us the complete story!
#SimianLivesMatter - just ask Harambe. Oh, you can't because he's dead!

Don't tell me how the Michener book ends. I'm gonna wait and watch the movie.

Yeah, the gal suing for the ridiculously high figure of $5mil possibly had her rights violated, but I'll bet she (and most people) would endure that again for a lot less than what they're asking. That's the kind of cheddar you'd ask for if somebody was killed or permanently disabled

Anonymous said...

Costa Rica again?
Yawn.
There are more jungles on the planet than CR.
Then again you might have to have more Espanol than you can muster standing in line at the Decatur -Walmartinez.

Not Sam

Anonymous said...

HEY SKIPPY, UNLESS YOU RODE YOUR BICYCLE TO YOUR VACATION DESTINATION, WHICH WAS A CAVE, YOU WEREN'T OFF THE GRID.

Anonymous said...

Remember when Rush said he wanted Obammy to fail and you liberal weenies had a cow? Now the liberal weenies want Trump to fail, but that's OK.

Anonymous said...

We are with you Barry...all of us are looking forward to the press conference with Pres. elect Trump. The last eight years with a rambling out of touch idiot has been boring. At least Obama made Millard Fillmore and Jimmy Carter look great.

Anonymous said...

Skippy, The Republicans did not disband the ethics committee, they made changes to it(It now must be disclosed who is accusing a person of wrong doing). You've got to quit watching MSNBHEEHAW.

Anonymous said...

Welcome back, counselor.
Excellent work on the RTG right out of the gate.

Anonymous said...

Obammy is holding his last party at the White House with all of his thug gangstas Friday. Good Riddance.

Anonymous said...

"I'm still way behind on anything that happened. It sounds like Wise County almost burned down."

That's weird, I hadn't heard a thing. Do you attribute this to you being gone?

"As much as people complain about flying, it almost always goes off without a hitch. At least for me."

Me too. I travel a lot and the average negative flying experiences I have are actually lower than the average negative experiences I have, say, reading the average Wordkyle post. I guess it's all about expectations, but it's also a ton about preparation.


"One great secret Mrs. LL found is the online vacation rental property sites. You can rent a house for the same price as a hotel."

They can be pretty good. My wife is an AirBNB convert. You can get a whole apartment in NYC for far less than a one-room hotel that you can hardly walk around the bed in. And you can choose some pretty good neighborhoods, too.


"Whenever you hear about someone suing for a specific figure, ask yourself if you'd be willing to go through what they did for that amount of money."

I'll come but a beat down on you and you tell me if you think it's OK for any amount of money. (Still waiting for someone to accept my cage match offer, by the way.)

"I didn't think Megyn Kelley would go to NBC. And that creates a large hole for Fox News."

No it doesn't. FOX people no longer liked her because she's basically a liberal, for having dared to ask Trump a tough question or two.

"I bought James A. Michener's Texas. A thirty year old and 1,700 page book. It's my New Year's Resolution to finish it. Tell me I made a good choice."

Terrible choice. Texas is what people read when they want to read something about Texas, but don't know the good authors. He's simple and formulaic.

The best three Texas books are:

Goodbye To A River (You may especially relate to this one, being from where you and and having a new kayak hobby);
Growing Up Dead In Texas (Young author who writes a lot of silly stuff, but this one is outside his normal style and is fantastic); and
The Time It Never Rained (Mrs. LL will especially appreciate this one, being from W. Texas. She would have heard of this drought--I had, and it was the reason my uncle bought a dozer and dug so many tanks that our place hasn't run out of water since).

"Texas Lawmaker wants unhappy couples to live apart for 3 years before they can divorce." That's conservative Rep. Matt Krause, R-Fort Worth. You've got to love those anti-big government Republicans."

Can we still divorce them on their death bed?

DF Newt Gingrich (R-Georgia)

Can we still leave them for our staffers? And the next wife, too?

DF Joe Barton (R-Texas)

"If the Republicans 180 on disbanding the ethics panel on their first day of being in full power, this will be a very entertaining year."

Just wait. Trump got to where he was only emboldened by negative publicity, and it got him elected president. Congress will end up not caring about the blowback from anything they do. They're just going to do it, and there's nothing anyone can do to stop them.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Wait a minute, are you saying the small government Republican Party, is wanting the government to make laws dictating to people about marriage, make outlaws out of people who disobey, build a bureaucracy to enforce it, and raise taxes in incarcerate for it. .....That's insane.

Anonymous said...

We need a way to vote on posts. This one's a winner.

Rage

RatherBeSailing said...

Welcome back. I missed your daily mud wrestling.

Anonymous said...

And there you have it to start the new year....

A one page ad promoting the suffrage applied to all by one named Rage.
Cage match offer??? I wouldn't waste 5 minutes to visit you in prison much less go there the rest of my life to have a cage match.
The end result would require prison to be sure- so no thanks tough guy.
Your self important opinions are misery enough.
Got any thing else to do this year?
Trump is going to hurt your feelings all year, shouldn't you go lie down and rest?

Anonymous Anti-Rage

Anonymous said...

Rage, Back to the deep fryer. Now that your making 15 bucks an hour to cook french fries, you need to focus on that one thing.

Anonymous said...

Rage, You might want to follow John Podesta's lead and change your password from "password" to something a little more complex. With the brain power of Hillary and Podesta when it came to computer knowledge, no wonder every kid that lives in their parents basement could hack their computers and give it to Wikileaks. Dear Snowflakes, it wasn't the Russians that hacked their computers!!!

Anonymous said...

The McKinney cop was not breaking up a pool party. He was trying to arrest young thugs that were trespassing. SHEEESH

Anonymous said...

Krause is an ideological idiot.
Heard there is a great candidate looking to run again him in 2018...

Anonymous said...

Rage is strong out of the gate!!! I think he missed you, B. I agree with most of his stuff there, but disagree with the review on Texas. While broad and partially fictional - its a good read. Those other books may be good, but there is no way you can categorize the book as "terrible." It seems a bit hyperbolic to say that, which I can certainly appreciate given our current political leader. That being said, I have not read anything else from him, so it is possible he is formulaic. I have no point of comparison.

Gary

Anonymous said...

2:07 needs to start his New Year with some language study. Is that English? It borders on nonsensical. You wouldn't waste five minutes to visit him in prison, much less go there the rest of your life to have a cage match? What does this mean? The end result would be prison? Are you going to hurt him? If you are going to threaten someone, you should just do it.

Either way, your misuse of the English language makes me question every other statement you made. If you are not intelligent enough to express your thoughts in writing, why would I believe you are intelligent enough to draw conclusions about complex issues? The answer is, I wouldn't.

Anonymous said...

"As much as people complain about flying, it almost always goes off without a hitch. At least for me."

Three people who died in plane crashes in McKinney over the weekend were unavailable for comment.

Anonymous said...

Megyn Kelley leaving? Large hole at Fox? heh-heh-heh-heh

DF Beavis and Butt-Head

Anonymous said...

Ms. LL almost hits a monkey crossing the road on vacation? Barry, you set the trap beautifully, but nobody bit. Frankly, I'm shocked.

DF Enjoys Barry's Bits

Anonymous said...

Gary @ 3:20, Not to worry about our current political leader. He only has 16 more days left. But then again, the way he is trying to muck up things for Trump, we all need to worry!

Anonymous said...

I know Rage is lying because she can't read. Rage is a gay man and has admitted it on occasion but now refuses. What's up with that, sweetheart? And is this blog your personal safe space?