The Campaign For DA

5.15.2017

Random Monday Morning Thoughts



  • I cocked an eyebrow when former Dallas city councilman, Don Hill, was released from federal prison late last week due to health issues. I shouldn't have. He died over the weekend. 
  • Former MLB umpire  Steve Palermo also died over the weekend. I remember being disturbed that his career came to an end after being shot trying to be a good Samaritan outside of Campisi's in Dallas. (And I'm disturbed to realize that happened 26 years ago.)
  • Whatever happened to Camp David? Has if just sat empty for years? 
  • Whatever happened to Dez Bryant's monkey named Dallas?
  • Organizations around the world have been hit with a computer virus where "ransomware" must be paid in Bitcoins to get rid of it. One of the craziest stories I remember is when the Wise County Sheriff's Office was the victim of the scam a couple of years ago. And they paid. 
  • Speaking of Bitcoin, I'm reading a new book about Silk Road -- a subject, and the guy who started it, which I find fascinating. 
  • The Rangers have won six in a row. Breaking news: They are still done. Every team will win at least 60 games. 
  • I would like to announce I've never seen so many kayakers on Lake Bridgeport. I am their leader -- at least in my mind.
  • I'm breaking with tradition by posting a picture of The College Freshman Not In The House as she is teaching in Rwanda. I'm posting it because it is the greatest picture in the history of ever. 
  • Who is this man? 
  • Trump speaking a Liberty University's (ugh) commencement this weekend: "You aren't going to let other people tell you what you believe, especially when you know that you're right." But, uh, what if you aren't right but think you are? Isn't that just a different way of saying you won't take advice?
  • From the Update this morning: "Weatherford College President Kevin Eaton announced last week he’d be stepping down." I can say what the Messenger can't: Good riddance. 
  • Me to Mrs. LL this weekend: "Ya know, I never have old girlfriends try to contact me." Her: "You want them to contact you?" Me: "No, but you would think they would at least care a little." Her: "It ever occur to you I'm the only one who can put up with you?" Good point. 
  • The USA Today took notice of a Decatur HS pitcher (and stole a Messenger photo.)

30 comments:

Anonymous said...

If that RTG doesn't bring Bacon back from the dead zone nothing will.

Anonymous said...

I've never seen so many kayakers on Lake Bridgeport

The Wal-Mart near you probably has kayaks hanging on the fence outside of their lawn & garden department for everyone to see as they drive by.

The lifted truck that cut you off in traffic to gain a 2 second advantage has a kayak in the bed of his truck.

One of your retired neighbors just spent 4 or 5 thousand dollars on kayaks for him and his wife.

Some guy living near you now has kayaks hanging on the walls of his garage or a shed. And he has a fishing boat he tows with a dually pickup truck. And he's a cop.

Carry on.

SpanishWarDonkey said...

BG, the Rangers have played 39 games, or just under 1/4 of their schedule. They are 1 game under .500. They could easily play the next quarter of their games a few ticks over .500. Saying they are "done" is very disingenuous on your part. It's the exact same team (with a couple new faces) that won 95 games last year. You don't blow that up if you're John Daniels. Hell, they were 10-11 games back in August of 2015 and won the division by 2 games. It's baseball; anything can happen.

Harry Hamid said...

That is a really great photo. It captures something, but I'm not knowledgeable enough about how to talk about photos to explain what I mean.

Anonymous said...

Weatherford PD stated that the man in the picture is with TxDot doing speed surveys and that there will be more of them.

Anonymous said...

You and Mrs LL must be so proud of your daughter...a noble thing she is doing...she is in my prayers. I wanted to do that but I took the person proposal and that was that.

Anonymous said...

That is a great picture of your daughter. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Bitcoin is fraud. Currency has to be backed up by force and mortal fear.

Anonymous said...

Bitcoin is no different than Beanie Babbies and Pokémon cards.

Anonymous said...

Love today's meaty RTG.

Anonymous said...

Trump is actually planning his first trip to Camp David to be in the near future.

Anonymous said...

Love that shot of your step daughter!

Anonymous said...

You refuse to understand anything Trump says. Your bias cripples you when it comes to Trump. He clumsily is saying think for yourself. That would be good advice....for those willing to listen.

Anonymous said...

re: WC President stepping down
Why good riddance? Can/will you elaborate? I don't know the man, but he seems to have done a good job. We didn't have a local campus when he started. Classes were held in the current Tractor Supply building. Looks like enrollment is up.
No, it's not your beloved Baylor, but seems to give folks the opportunity to start their college career at a lot more reasonable price, or to get certification in a variety of workforce careers.
For those of us who can't send our kids on trips to Washington or Rwanda (for which I do applaud you), it's a place to get them started on a road somewhere.

Anonymous said...

What am I missing regarding the EMS wanting to buy 2 ATV's to be used by off-duty employees at private functions (according to the Messenger)? This at a time every county department is saying they don't have enough money. I can't believe snoop dog Barry isn't all over this. Please, somebody enlighten the rest of us.

DF Nosey Taxpayer

Anonymous said...

Chris Butler, the former Wise County Messenger reporter would have covered this nonsense and exposed the truth. Wish he was still there. He was the watchdog on taxpayer funds going to waste.

Anonymous said...

The liberals are now denouncing Mothers Day. Social justice warriors are proposing "Non binary Parents Holiday". Ridiculous.

In North Carolina a school district is telling teachers to stop saying "boys and girls" and say "students" or "scholars".

Stupid liberals

Anonymous said...

Great picture!!! Barry, we share your pride in the College Freshman in the House. With her in the younger generation, there is hope for the future. Congrats to you and Mrs. LL on an outstanding young woman.

DF The Loyal Ilk of the Liberally Lean Blog

Anonymous said...

What? No pictures of us? Don't you love us anymore?

DF The Liberally Lean Family Pets

Anonymous said...

Mrs. LL is our kind of woman. A straight talker.

DF Old Girlfriends Who Aren't Calling EVER

Anonymous said...

That is the GREATEST picture ever and Wordbile on the radar gun :)

Anonymous said...

Me to Mrs. LL this weekend: "Ya know, I never have old girlfriends try to contact me." Her: "You want them to contact you?" Me: "No, but you would think they would at least care a little." Her: "It ever occur to you I'm the only one who can put up with you?" Good point.

How often do you contact any of the very same old girlfriends? Seems oddly self-absorbed that you expect them to care enough to contact you if you don't care enough to contact them.

That is a very nice picture of your stepdaughter. Should be framed and hung in the home.

sulopa said...

Thanks for sharing that inspiring picture of your daughter.

janneba said...

Love the pic of the daughter and I agree with Mrs. LL you were a bachelor to long so I am sure you are hard to get along with. LOL Besides you have mellowed out was a time you wouldn't eat just any old thing.

Anonymous said...

1:22

Haven't you ever heard of a restraining order?

Anonymous said...

And Repiblicans are calling workers sourced or outsourced

Anonymous said...

I love what your daughter is doing. One day she will realize that Africa is hopeless, we have for generations sent our money and children to Africa ...what has it accomplished? absolutely nothing, Africa is the only continent that keeps going backwards,...

Anonymous said...

And the term "Democrat workers" doesn't exist.

Anonymous said...

Tell that to the people who built the NYC subway

Anonymous said...

baby got back