The Campaign For DA

7.26.2017

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts



  • It was a fascinating reaction to the bizarre Jason Garrett press conference yesterday. The Millennials seemed to have a reaction of, "Why doesn't the press just ask football questions!?" Others are interested in so much more than that. 
  • I both love and hate docket calls at the Wise County courthouse. But it is perfect for a guy like me who loves observing the human condition. The defendant who walks in for the first time and is scared to death (or the other who might be defiant.) The bailiff who does a second glance at someone causing his/her mind to race. The out of town attorney who has to ask around for "who is the prosecutor?" or "how does this all work?" The dramatic differences among prosecutor/defense lawyer conversations. Those being brought in from jail who anxiously look into the gallery for family members who are there just to support them. 
  • The Dallas Observer will post a series of picks from time to time of "pool parties" normally featuring a hotel in Uptown. They generally feature people you wouldn't want to hang out with. But this one in the series got my attention. A baby?
  • And in case Mrs. LL has any nefarious thoughts, let this me a lesson to her! (Thanks emailer.)
  • Trump held another bizarre "political rally" last night in Ohio. Make no mistake, he does it because he needs to be loved.  But this was gold: “Sometimes, they say, ‘He doesn’t act presidential,’” Trump said of his critics. “And I say, ’Hey look ― great schools, smart guy ― it’s so easy to act presidential. But that’s not going to get it done. ... With the exception of the late, great Abraham Lincoln, I can be more presidential than any president that’s ever held this office. That I can tell you. It’s real easy.”
  • The Texas Association of Business is running a massive radio ad campaign against the Bathroom Bill. The one on The Ticket features a very bad actor getting very angry when he learns it might cause major sporting events to avoid Texas. (Good intention. Bad execution.)
  • This just broke. He loves fights. He knows his base.: 
(I got real nervous at this moment)
Huh? 
  • Medical costs?
  • Remember this during the campaign?:
  • Per today's Messenger, the Wise County Sheriff's Office wishes to apply for "an impaired driving mobilization grant."