It's Friday. Let's Get Out Of Here.

 You are playing with fire there, buddy. 
 If I had a son, this would be him. 
 Bits are fun. 
 Poor guy. Girls does bit. He happens to sneeze. 
 Misdirection move.

Ron Howard Voice: "No, It's Not."

Get Me These Dogs!

And get me that guy's life!

Random Friday Morning Thoughts

  • Mrs. LL sent me an email yesterday which included the phrase "I would club a baby goat for . . . ." I don't even know her anymore. 
  • Police shot a man at the city hall of Josephine in Collin County. I have never heard of that town. 
  • I completely missed when I was out of the protest in Washington D.C. between Trump Supporters and the Juggalos. When followers of the Insane Clown Posse are making political news, America has gone crazy. 
  • Am I missing something or does every new Fox 4 on-the-scene reporter seem new and young?
  • I think we have a modified Pet Cemetery going on at the house. We have one old dog which I rarely mention who was in pain yesterday and, upon further observation, had a leg which looked obviously broken. Mrs. LL took him to the vet and it had magically repaired itself. (Probably a dislocation that popped back in.) 
  • Someone told me recently, "Pets are great. But the bad thing is they die."
  • Let's check in on Trump's mental health this morning: 
  • The Rocket Man fires back. I think "dotard" is my new favorite name: 
  • I'm looking forward to Texas vs. OU. I'm not looking forward to this weekend's OU vs. Baylor. 
  • Big Tex before he wakes up this morning: 
  • Obscure sports point: The Plano West Tennis Team had a win streak that was so long that only one kid on the team was alive when it started. 
  • "Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price has taken at least 24 flights on private charter planes at taxpayers’ expense since early May" at a cost of of over $300,000 when he could have flown commercial. How's that Drain The Swamp working out for ya? 
  • "I'm a man! I'm 40!" occurred 10 years ago today. (I could watch it all day long.)


Say What?

Pee Wee Football Coach Fight!

Youtube link.

I told you I think America is going insane.

Edit: Video was removed. I'm looking for another one of it.

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts

  • The ragweed count is insane and it is driving me crazy. 
  • Re: The death of the Midwestern State player: "Grays is the second college football player to die this week. Clayton Geib, a 21-year-old offensive lineman at Division-III College of Wooster in Ohio, died after being hospitalized Saturday after complaining he wasn’t feeling well."
  • Someone called me a hypocrite yesterday for posting "Don't play football" after spending a weekend on a football trip. I didn't get offended. It made me think. 
  • Curt Schilling, who is anti-big government, was behind "38 Studios" which took a $75 million guaranteed loan from the government and then almost immediately went belly up. But Fox News values his opinion:
  • This was at a lunch with African leaders. Is he losing it
  • The death sentence of John Battaglia was put back on course by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals yesterday. The story is horrific. It drove me nuts that the Dallas Turkey Trot would take you right past the place of the murder of the children every year. (And, side note, one of my many ex-wives was fascinated by the story.)
  • What?
  • The former Tech coach, whom I love, had a weird tweet yesterday. It wasn't an active link: 
  • I'm completely missing Ken Burns Vietnam documentary. I'm tracking it down. 
  • Trump's use of "Rocket Man" is dumb, but it did remind me of what a great song that is.
  • If you don't think Mueller will not end up indicting multiple people, you don't know how the system works.


Go Ahead. Let Your Kid Play. What Could Go Wrong?


Mothers are the ones who need to step up.

Above The Fold

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts

  • I haven't confirmed it, but I got a message that the MSU football player passed away. Do not let your kids play football.
  • I saw a lawyer in the courthouse gently telling her client to "calm down" the other day in the hallway. Good lawyers are as much of an emotional counselor as they are a legal counselor.
  • I have no problem with this. It's about learning. It's about making you think and question what you and others believe -- something everyone of us should do every day.
  • Hurricane Maria looks like a beast. (Side note: The old white guys on WBAP made fun of how the hurricanes have Hispanic names these days.) 
  • Regarding my football trip: Mrs. LL noticed there were Baylor fans at Duke who took a chartered bus and she thought that was a good idea. I laughed. I've thought about it now for three days, and I've decided she might be right. Throw in the stress of getting to the airport, the parking cost, the security lines, the flight (which is much worse than being on a bus), the rent car, the hotel -- that might be the way to go. 
  • Last night the season home run record by all players was surpassed in the Major League with at least two weeks to play. Juiced baseballs or juiced players? 
  • "Otherwise"? 
  • There was a big earthquake in Mexico yesterday and the current death count is over 200. But I had no idea there was an earthquake there in the 1980s that killed over 10,000. How was that possible?
  • This (quick loading) video of a building going down during the earthquake is insane. Edit: It appears I'm guilty of posting fake news.

  • I cannot believe it took me so long (despite your encouraging) to discover the greatness of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.  It is one of the few things things on TV that makes me laugh out loud. 
  • I always hesitate to ask these questions, but what happened to the 22 year old from Bridgeport  who is listed in the funeral section of the Update?
  • Ladies and Gentleman, The President of the United States: 
  • Oh, my.


This Is A Trial Made For Texas Monthly

I know very little about this McKinney murder case but this reporter's Twitter feed got my attention. The case seems beyond interesting -- especially, from a legal standpoint, when I learned there is an agreement to cap the sentence at 50 years in exchange for the Defendant telling authorities where the body was. (The max otherwise would be Life.) I guess that can be done by agreement and with the judge's approval, but I've never heard of it. And the prosecutors bringing it up in front of the jury, unless I'm missing something, puts them on shaky ground.

So Let It Be Written, So Let It Be Done

Does Jeffress not represent everything you want your pastor to do during the day?

I Think We've Got Non-Teleprompter Trump!

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts

  • He knows everything!
  • Sean Hannity's Fox show has now been moved back to 9:00 Eastern to compete against Rachel Maddow. This could be the beginning of the end. 
  • Jerry Jones says "pitcher" instead of "picture". Nothing drives me more insane than that.
  • Toys 'R Us has declared bankruptcy. I can't even remember the last time I saw one.
  • There was the weirdest "ad" on WBAP this morning calling for Dallas City Councilwoman Jennifer Staubach Gates to resign over the decision to remove the Robert E. Lee statue. It was harsh.
  • Excuse me
  • Excuse me Part II:
  • I use to jog at 5:00 a.m. during the summer to avoid the heat. It was obviously dark and a little creepy. There is no way I'd do it these days. I think the turning point was when the former Aggie football player killed a jogger with a machete near White Rock Lake. 
  • Tell me taxpayers aren't paying for this bit. You boys on the clock?: 
  • BagOfNothing saw this and reminded us of the church song, "Jesus Loves The Little Children."

  • Trump will address the UN today. I hope it is Teleprompter Trump.
  • There might be a civil trial starting in Wise County today which, if what I observed of the lawyers at a pre-trial last week, is going to be very Wheels Off. 


Football Might Need To End

A Midwestern player (Wichita Falls) was severely injured this weekend. I have a faithful reader close to the situation alert me to this and tell me "Neck/spinal cord injury.  Last update he is on life support and was moved from Wichita Falls to Houston yesterday."

The players name is Robert Grays. He is 19.

Above The Fold

Random Monday Morning Thoughts

  • I'm back from one of my football trips where I got to see Baylor at Duke (we are 0-3!) and the Buffalo Bills at the North Carolina Panther (no touchdowns scored!) We moved and moved a lot on this trip. Mrs. LL was a tremendous trooper. 
  • She fully understood, "It's not about getting to where we are going, it's about the journey." We took our time, changed plans at the drop of a hat when needed, and took in every single moment. 
  • Hot opinion: Duke University is the most beautiful campus I've ever seen (and I've seen many), and it is not even close.
  • Downtown Charlotte may be one of the best cities I've ever seen. They are big on modern architecture. 
  • I had no idea the beaches in the Carolinas were that beautiful. (Although Mrs. LL and I eating breakfast on it almost was a re-creation of The Birds. It was truly an "Oh, my!" experience.)
  • Trump had a big weekend. He called the leader of North Korea "Rocket Man", retweeted a video of him hitting Hillary with a golf ball, and got mad at ESPN. Certainly he is a stable man, right? 
  • I'm stunned Texas almost beat USC. It's oddly good to me that OU and Texas are looking like they are back as leaders in the Big 12.  Throw in that Tech looking good, and TCU and Oklahoma State looking fantastic, Baylor may not win a game. I feel like I'm going back in time.
  • Zeke Elliott giving up on the play after the interception tells you everything you need to know about the guy. (As if you didn't already know.) He will be with the Cowboys for this year and two more when his contract ends. Then he is gone. Running backs are a dime a dozen.
  • BagOfNothing made a reference to a "two below" pickup football game. I really wonder if anyone understands the reference anymore. One anywhere. Two anywhere. One below. Two below.
  • I wonder if someone once bought them a meal at Denny's when they were seen in uniform?
  • Old school: Kevin Von Erich vs. The Bridgeport Bulls back in the day. Anyone know the Bull players?
  • Best screenshot of the football weekend when Florida scored on a Hail Mary at the end of the game against Tennessee.
  • "Improper teacher-student relationship cases in Texas soar."