The Campaign For DA

6.19.2017

Random Monday Morning Thoughts

  • Someone explain to me how a cargo ship and a U.S. Destroyer can collide in the ocean leaving seven sailors dead. I see idiot boat drivers and idiot wave runner drivers all over Lake Bridgeport and even they manage to avoid crashing it to each other. 
  • Aggie and Frog will meet tomorrow in the loser's bracket in the College World Series. "Losers bracket" sounds so harsh.
  • The Freshman in the House's softball team got eliminated in a tournament this weekend in Wichita Falls. At 1:15 in the morning. 
  • This was not a good weekend for Megyn Kelly. But she reportedly earns $15 million a year from NBC (after getting $10 million for a book deal last year.)
  • I always support the bull because that "sport" is beyond cruel. (By the way, he looked like Jean Girard from Talladega Nights.)

    "We invented democracy, existentialism, and the ménage à trois."
  • Some of you commented that I should have helped the lawyer at a driver's license hearing who had no idea what she was doing.  Hey, I'll help some one who prepares, tries, and wants to be good. I'm not particularly interested in helping someone who has no respect for the profession. 
  • What a coincidence: Reps Joe Barton and Roger Williams just happen to decide to come back to the metroplex this weekend to get in front of local cameras after the baseball field shooting. 
  • A faithful reader sold me a kayak two years ago for $500 complete with a nice seat, paddle, fishing attachment, and delivery.  It may be the greatest purchase of my life. 
  • Interesting thing I read about fishing: It's not about catching fish at all. 
  • I had never seen this. It proves amusement parks can whip anyone.
  • Grayson County had a little excitement this weekend. That photo reminds me of a character actor but for the life of me I can't recall his name. Anyone? Think of an older guy who plays very animated parts. Edit: A faithful reader helped me out. I was thinking of Wallace Shawn. But the suggestion that the guy looks like the lead singer for the Smashing Pumpkins may be better. 
  • They caught him. He wasn't happy.
  • I really don't have an opinion on the Bill Cosby mistrial but his lawyer, Andrew Wyatt, was pretty funny afterwards: "For all those attorneys who conspired, like Gloria Allred - tell them to go back to law school."
  • A former Dallas appeals court judge who resigned after battling depression and alcoholism was found dead in his home. It sounds like he was a mess. 
  • I want this book just to look at the cover for inspiration. I wrote about "make your bed" from his commencement speech in 2015: 
  • XTO Energy is moving 1,600 jobs out of downtown Fort Worth to Houston. Why?
  • I went home last week and was immediately met by the College Sophomore in the House who asked, "Will you be in my movie?" Me: "Uh, ok." Her: "You just have to say, 'While you ladies were having your little pool party, a murder happened. It needs to be solved. Now!'"  I did it. (I'm guessing they've got some Charlie's Angels thing going on.)
  • Funny old Trump tweet: 
  • Or this: 
  • And on Saturday, Trump kept going back to the Rasmussen poll. Make no mistake about it: He desperately wants to feel loved. 
  • You need to read Wise County Judge J.D. Clark's guest  column for the Messenger where he reflects on his father's death. (Unrelated: He has just become Secretary/Treasurer of the North Texas Council of Governments.)

43 comments:

Anonymous said...

You really can't be so dense that you think turning and stopping a 10000 ton warship and a 70000 ton container ship is the same as doing it with a wave runner or ski boat on Lake Bridgeport? Congratulations, you might be the biggest troll in the history of the Internet.

About XTO: they were bought out by Exxon Mobil in 2010. Rumors of them consolidating operations in one of their other campuses have been around at least that long.

Anonymous said...

Wallace Shawn? Vizzini from Princess Bride.

SpanishWarDonkey said...

Does a fully loaded 80,000 pound rock truck accelerate or stop as fast as the 4,500 pound gangster mobile that Mrs. LL drives?

Anonymous said...

Would you rather the "loser's bracket" be called the "2nd winner's bracket"? It is what it is- you didn't win, you lost, so that makes you a loser. Do you also support those schools who are doing away with class ranks and valedictorians? SMH.

Anonymous said...

He reminds me of a younger Chris Bauer from True Blood.

Anonymous said...

Let's go, Aggies. Beat the hell out of Texas Christian!


Roger Williams doesn't run to the sounds of chaos. He lets others do his fighting for him while calling himself a patriot. Roger hides out in baseball dugouts. Roger hid out in TCU's dugout during the Vietnam War to further his baseball careet instead of doing his part. Sports don't build character. Sports reveal the lack of character in daddy's boys like Roger.

Baylor Too said...

Reminds me of Slingblade.

wordkyle said...

The prisoner reminds me a bit of Ron Corddry. His personality matches your description.

You're probably right about Trump and the polls. However, also remember how important the coverage of such polls is. The headlines I'm seeing are how bad the polls are for Trump, at the same time as his numbers seem to be going up. Public perception beats the truth every time.

Anonymous said...

That mugshot is of the lead singer for Smashing Pumpkins.

Exxon just recently opened a huge complex in The Woodlands, and they are consolidating just about everything into it, and even giving space to their vendors and subsidiaries like XTO. That place is a monster, and is driving the economy in the area.

Anonymous said...

"Public perception beats the truth every time"

Awesome

Anonymous said...

Grayson County pic — Wallace Shawn

Triple Fake... said...

Wordkyle:
it's ROB Corddry, and yes, he has a very animated style.

My two cents:
book-in photo - a young Billy Corgan from The Smashing Pumpkins.
Capture photo - Dean Norris from Breaking Bad.

Anonymous said...

Right on Wordkyle

Anonymous said...

8:52-------

Your point is valid but the numbers are 8,300 and 29,000.

Anonymous said...

Stay woke!

Anonymous said...

Whoopee,Madonna, Ashley Judd, Miley Cyrus, Reality Winner, Rosie O Donnell, Micheal Moore, Kathy Griffin...(who)....

Now this is an all star team!

American liberal leaders....be proud!!

Anonymous said...

Softball game at 1:15am....of course you were there,right? You did soft toss...warmed up the pitcher and hit fly balls to the fielders right? You're an involved parent correct?

Anonymous said...

You don't have an opinion on Bill Cosby? The judicial system is on display. Didn't the defense team continually throw out reasonable doubt comments in the media? Doesn't seem right. Being drugged could have an effect on memory. Sad...he'll get off...eventually. The perfect crime...lawyers win!!!

Anonymous said...

Speaking of LOSER. Rumor is the AD / Football coach at Decatur didn't even go support his athletes in the oil bowl. Tell me again why we keep this guy around?

wordkyle said...

940 - I knew I was gonna screw up the name. I focused so much on the last name (who puts two "d's" between two "r's"?) that I botched the easy one.

Anonymous said...

"The Freshman in the House's softball team got eliminated in a tournament this weekend in Wichita Falls. At 1:15 in the morning."

Skippy, I think you also questioned why the republican softball team was practicing at 7:00 in the morning.

Anonymous said...

J.D. Is an exceptional writer and his point is well made. For those who have suffered the loss of a parent, child, sibling, or close friend. You learn to keep the daily problems in proper perspective and to count your blessings that are right in front of you.

Anonymous said...

Mr Clark's article is outstandingly inspirational! But I can't believe the medical examiner called him...he should be sorry..hope he learned something.

Anonymous said...

I was deeply moved by J.D.'s article! He is an amazing, talented young man, & I can certainly sympathize with his ordeal. He is very insightful in the hard lessons in life, and I am extremely grateful he chose to share his experience with readers. He is a man of faith and I am sure God will continue to bless him, as he has with J.D.'s young daughter.

Anonymous said...

Happy Juneteenth!!!!

Anonymous said...

Does the blog now have a Stay Woke guy?

If so (and even if not), can someone explain what it means? I guess it would help if Stay Woke Guy could do it, but I'm not sure it would make any sense.

Anonymous said...

Barry's comment on the bull fighter's death is all that you need to know about Barry.

Anonymous said...

Barry, despite some of the earlier comments, your question is quite valid. On any warship, there is always an Officer of the Deck that is in "Command" of the ship. A warship travelling in shipping lanes has a Combat Information Center with Radar and Sonar operators constantly giving information on nearby contacts to the bridge. The OOD may have an SOP to follow, saying at so many thousand yards you notify the commander, you signal the other ship by radio and blinker, you may make course corrections to avoid a close passage, etc.
The ship's Captain probably had a standing order saying "Wake me if ANYTHING concerns you about the safety of the ship." Since he was in his cabin, there is an assumption he was not woken up. Some junior officer on the midwatch was too afraid to wake the CO, too slow to make an avoidance decision, and cost seven sailors their lives.
No, it's not a bass boat and a wave runner, but a frigate does move fairly fast, turns very well, and has sensors looking for hazards miles away. This whole thing is full of questions.

Anonymous said...

Someone explain to me how a cargo ship and a U.S. Destroyer can collide in the ocean leaving seven sailors dead.

Texting.

Coincidence?

Your cynicism know no bounds, does it?


Skeeter said...

I love me some of them french fried 'tators!

----DF Karl Childers

Anonymous said...

11:25, If you watch Maxine Watters give her impeach 45 rants, she always ends it by saying "Stay woke." Now if you could explain what she means, it would be greatly appreciated.

Anonymous said...

JFK was the captain of his craft PT 109, but was playing cards and drinking when he was hit by a Japanese ship. The history books won't tell you that but they made him out to be a war hero because he saved one his mates life. Joe Kennedy had to pull a lot of strings to get that covered up.

Anonymous said...

Stay woke! Resist we much! We much resist!

Anonymous said...

What happened to all the sexual harassment cases that Gloria Allred was bringing against Trump?

Anonymous said...

Maxine Waters has been arrested for the theft of James Brown's hair and for hoarding all of the ugly available to her district. She could not be reached for comment because she is illiterate

Anonymous said...

Maxine Watters has two bottom lips.

Anonymous said...

I noticed in the Messenger update they were patting themselves on the back for some awards they had received. If they had a category for the most square inches of advertising in a small paper, they would win that hands down. 80-90% advertising, very little substance!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Do you think Pablo cut the lines in 1981 at Disney World? Bet he did.

DF Orlando Observer

Anonymous said...

WordKyle is a douche drip of a human being...but he was actually right for a change.

Even a dumbass clock is right twice a day.

Anonymous said...

Feathered hair, mustached douchbag.

Anonymous said...

I can believe two ships just happened to run together easier than Bill and Loretta just happened to meet in a tiny airport in Utah ? I think ! Either of those planes fly from Washington to L A and back!
If you don't think a destroyer or an aircraft carrier can't turn quickly go to u tube and see for yourself !
On Crosby . A rape is repeated quickly not after the check bounces !!!

wordkyle said...

432 - Thanks, your opinion means a lot to me, whoever you are.

David Hooper said...

Glad to hear you're enjoying the yak. Its pretty amazing how much distance you can cover with a little effort. Be safe!