The Campaign For DA

7.31.2017

Random Monday Morning Thoughts


  • In case you missed it, DPS reversed its policy of charging counties and cities for their drug/blood testing. Our Sheriff might have played a greater roll in that than anyone knows. 
  • Mrs. LL and I watched an hour show (Reelz channel?) recounting the life of Anna Nicole Smith. That was one wheels off life. 
  • Adrian Beltre got his 3,000 hit yesterday, and I know people who went there to see it. I hate baseball but I had a buddy drag me to see Nolan Ryan's 5,000th strikeout, It it was fantastic experience.  (One odd thing: I think I was more excited to see a CNN live feed in the corridor after it happened.)
  • Trump, over the weekend, proved again he is not smart man: "When you see these thugs being thrown into the back of a paddy wagon. You see them thrown in rough. I said, 'Please don't be too nice." My head is spinning. Two thoughts: (1) "Paddy wagon"? (2) Should police  abandon their policy of putting their hand on someone's head as they get in the police car and they tell them, "Be careful."
  • There's a story over the weekend about drug use and West Texas oil field workers. It's true. 
  • It's all funny until he gives a clear indication that he might bomb a country to get the attention away from his scandals. Wag the Dog. 
  • (For faithful readers, I'm waiting on the "Stay Woke" commentor")
  • Mrs. LL, thanks to a comment, learned she could feed humming birds (or is it "hummingbirds"?) by hand. Video. And she created her own water solution for them. 
  • Go back and watch Knocked Up. Quality comedy.
  • One thing I wasn't prepared for is that when kids get older they get smarter. Smarter than you were prepared for.
  • Goofy former Presidential candidate and former pastor Mike Huckabee (father of the stand in press secretary)  said this on Fox News yesterday about Trump's new Chief of Staff: "If you’ve got four stars on your shoulder, you’re not a slow learner.  You didn’t ride the short bus." He later apologized
  • I had no idea there was a company at Lake Bridgeport which rented pontoon and other boats (at a shocking rate, in my opinion). I'm guessing it is people from the metroplex. Not a bad business concept.
  • Is this real or Fake News? Did a B-25 crash into the Empire State Building in 1945? All of your Jeopardy dollars are now on the line as your prepare to answer.
  • There is no front page of a newspaper today. Instead I want everyone, at least those in Wise County, to read the post below. 

47 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yes, a B-25 did crash into the Empire State Building in 1945 (I think the war had ended). Your World War 2/Military history buddy in the Courthouse.

Anonymous said...

Do you really "hate" baseball? I'm not a soccer fan, never going to watch it but I don't hate it, I'm just indifferent to it.

You always seem to make these trolling type sensational comments about stuff. I find it highly offensive as it is typically anti American in spirit.

Anonymous said...

That was my first thought on 9/11. I thought it must have been a similar accident.

Anonymous said...

Agreed--a B-25 (not a B-52, in case you're mixing them up) hit the Empire State Building.

I was at that game with the 5,000th K.

I also have a pretty good Anna Nicole story--pre-stripper days, but still pretty wheels off. If you're ever in Mexia, go to Jim's Krispy Fried Chicken, where I met her. Some of the best fried chicken in the state.

I'd tell y'all all about it if I gave a damn about whether or not y'all would believe me.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Poor Barry believes that the fake news scandals are real.

Anonymous said...

Yes Barry, all adults were children sometime in their past.

Anonymous said...

Yes, a plane crashed into the ESB years ago. Hummingbird. And Wise County is part of the "Metroplex", at least by official census designation which looks primarily at how interconnected a particular outlying county's economy is to the core of any metro region.

Anonymous said...

Read your story about the new JP. You cannot live in that county (or any county) for as long as you have and be surprised at the politics. Hell, even in a large county the things are the same way, it's just lost in the white noise of larger issues. In rural counties the county government is often one of the largest and best-paying employers, and people get their friends put into places whenever they can with the expectation that their back will get scratched later.

This can't be a surprise to you.

On the other hand, it looks like you've got a couple of commissioners who are just sitting around with their thumbs up their butt, while everything happens around them. May want to reconsider them in the next elections.

Rage

Anonymous said...

We wouldn't!

Anonymous said...

"Historic" is so overdone as a word. If you are the 31st person to accomplish something and the 3rd who played significantly for the Rangers to do so, even if it is a pretty cool something like getting 3,000 hits; we need a new word. 5,000 strikeouts is historic; it had never been done. When Beltre hits number 4,257, that would be historic.

Anonymous said...

Yes, a plane did crash into the Empire State Building. Oddly enough, it didn't collapse. Hmmmm.....

-buyerninety

Anonymous said...

This new development in Wise County politics is making John Wiley Price look like a Saint. We used to complain about the Dallas politics on TV , looks like we need to be more concerned about the buddy system in our own backyard.

Anonymous said...

Wasn't a guy killed by being roughly thrown into a paddy wagon and bounced around in Baltimore? Yea, Donald, great idea. Judge, jury, and executioner. Saves a lot of steps.

DF Martin Bormann

Anonymous said...

Hey, I think my idea of doing away with the 17th Amendment is great! We can't have these pesky voters getting in the middle of what we need to accomplish. Just not efficient. And look at the money we save from not having elections!

DF Mike Huckabee
DF A Handful of People in Charge - The New Republican Party

Anonymous said...

For the average boater, it's actually cheaper to rent a boat for a few weekends a year than it is to own a boat.

Anonymous said...

The Fort Worth Zoo just name a baby giraffe Beltre after the baseball player..had to google to see who he was and you just mentioned him.

Anonymous said...

You are welcome....glad to hear you and Mrs LL are enjoying the hummers. Unable to play your video; but, I know how you feel..it's very exciting to feed them. Hope her water sugar mixture is like I said and no red color.

Anonymous said...

Now what do you know about Brewster county?

Anonymous said...

Skippy, Stay Woke!! Has Trump launched nukes into North Korea yet?

Anonymous said...

Wasn't it Obammy that said he bowled like he was in the Special Olympics and laughed about it but never apologized?

Anonymous said...

Rage, We believe all your stories like the time you showed LBJ your scars on your ass, and how you accidentally invented the smiley face. Run Forrest, Run.....

Anonymous said...

I'm glad my President is not politically correct!!

Anonymous said...

Regarding the JP appointment...the same thing is going on with the Paradise school board! It's so hush hush. I question the last two appointments.

Anonymous said...

9:28, You're such a faithful little kool aid sipping liberal weenie snowflake. That's not how he died. Please read something other than fake news and live in the real world. Oh, and that Hands Up, Don't Shoot thing, that was fake too. That was proven to be false too but you know the saying about, if you say it enough, it becomes true.

Anonymous said...

Rage, It's frycook, not fry cook.

Anonymous said...

Was there supposed to be a web link for the story about drug use and W Tex oil field workers? I would like to read that story if you could link to it...

Anonymous said...

It's nothing compared to Slidell.

Anonymous said...

10:43 - No link. Just Barry tearing something down.

Anonymous said...

"For the average boater, it's actually cheaper to rent a boat for a few weekends a year than it is to own a boat."

Yeah, sure, but then you never get to know the absolute joy that comes with getting rid of your damn boat.


"Rage, It's frycook, not fry cook."

Where do you think I got my start, dumbass?

Rage

Anonymous said...

9:47

"glad to hear you and Mrs LL are enjoying the hummers."

We may need your help. I think there is only one of us in our house that enjoys them.

Anonymous said...

When did my GOP change from the Law & Order for All party to the Law is What We Say It Is Party. Big differences.

Df Senator Everett Dirksen

Anonymous said...

There is no question. It's hummingbird. All one word. It's over now.

Anonymous said...

RTG -- judging by the smile on the fish, I think she used the right stink bait.....Rock Me!!

DF Skip Bayless

Anonymous said...

We are hopefully always prepared to use overwhelming force- that should not excited us too much.
However, we might want to pay attention if our leaders suddenly say, We are preparing to use overwhelming force...

Anonymous said...

11:47...awesome.

Anonymous said...

Mooch, we barely knew you!

Anonymous said...

Rage, The same place you got your finish. Snowflake!

Anonymous said...

So that's why the water smells fishy.

DF Old Joke

Anonymous said...

Honest, I just saw a comment on a news story in which someone typed these four words: diamond back rattle snake. America is not long for the list of great nations.

Why Guy said...

Not being capable of appreciating (understanding???) baseball explains the genesis of so much of the idiocy.

Anonymous said...

Having a President who is not always politically correct is not necessarily a bad thing but I would like my President to be correct on something every once in a while. Dump is pretty much o-fer

Anonymous said...

Thank you to our Sheriff for standing up to DPS.

Anonymous said...

"The same place you got your finish."

But I wasn't going to tell you my Anna Nicole story.

Hey-oooooooooooo!

Rage

Anonymous said...

Thank God Trump was right about pulling us out of the Paris Climate Agreement. Experts say that even if the US hadn't pulled out, by 2040 the world would only rely on 2.5 per cent of it's energy on wind and solar. But that it would cost us trillions in fees and taxes with no reduction in man made pollution. Thank you Mr. Trump and go suck an egg Al Gore.

Fed Up With Schedcik said...

Hey 10:29:

The same "appointment" process is going on in Alvord. But then the guy who destroyed our school is a brother in law to the Paradise SB prez. We just had another SB member resign last week. That makes three in two years. And your right, the appointments are all hush-hush and done under the table in Executive session where the public has no input or knows what's going on. SHAMEFUL! That so called elected servants screw the public and the kids like they do. And the one they appoint will be determined by if they support the next multimillion $ bond election to be called for in October.

Anonymous said...

The Korean nut is on record as working as fast as he can to launch a nuclear attack on the U.S. What should we do? Nothing? If you think that, then as you are watching the TV in horror as the body count in Seattle, or Chicago, passes 5 or 10 million; and the economy collapses and we have started our counterattack....and your livelihood is no more and roaming bands start raping and pillaging as the end nears....remember that you preferred this result over doing something to prevent it.

Anonymous said...

Kudos to our great Sherrif

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