The Campaign For DA

4.05.2018

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts


  • A wreck on 287 this morning shut it down. This looks awful: 
  • Just a random restaurant in Fort Worth in a high tone shopping area I didn't know existed. People actually order and additional two ounces at $55 an ounce?:
  • RG3 is back after he signed a one year contract with the Ravens. The Redskins may be the dumbest team in the history of the NFL. They sold the farm to draft him, he ended up the Rookie of the Year but they chose to play him when he was obviously injured, and he ended up crumpled on the ground in a playoff game never to be the same. 
    Knees don't work that way.
  • Johnny Football says it was his employer's fault for not realizing he was lazy. Buddy, you'll never be back in the NFL: 
  • The New York Times  published a story a few weeks ago about how Jimmy Buffett doesn't live the Jimmy Buffett lifestyle at all. He posted this yesterday. That's not exactly a hippy on the beach (even when he does make it to the beach.)
  • After hanging around the courthouse for decades, I learned yesterday there are old showers in the County Court at Law #1 judge's office and the County Attorney's office. That area, I am told, used to basically be dorm rooms for sequestered juries (one side for men and the other side for women). Sequestration was apparently mandatory back then. 
  • I've begged for this for years: Does anyone have a photo of the Wise County District Court when there was a balcony? It had to look like the courtroom in To Kill A Mockingbird. 
  • Someone to me at the courthouse yesterday after noticing I'm carrying a paper notebook around now: "I bought my husband one which you can put in the microwave, and it will erase all the ink and then you can use it all over again." I'll be dang. It exists
  • I don't trust the "back up camera" in cars. But I do love the lines.
  • Watch Jack Nicklaus' grandson, serving as a caddy in the Par 3 tournament at the Masters but getting to hit the ball in front of his grandfather, make a hole in one. Good stuff. (It's a quick loading Twitter video and worth a few seconds of your time.)
  • That's funny: 
  • And Another: 
  • Last night Tucker Carlson had Dumb Face again. For the love of all things holy, close your mouth during an interview.
  • Mrs. LL has started a tradition of taking a "girl trip" with one of her friends every summer. She asked me where she should go this year. My answer: Marfa. I've never been there. 
  • I've never seen Giant.
  • I've railed against the Twin Peaks Biker prosecution from the start. The State of Texas has now given McLennan County a grant of $646,000 to help defray costs. So now everyone of you is helping to pay for a decision made by the dumbest DA in the state. (Once again, it is coming up on two years and not a single conviction and not a single plea bargain.)


67 comments:

Anonymous said...

A wreck on 287 this morning....

Well it's not noon, so we know it wasn't another high school student slaughter!

Anonymous said...

Johnny Football--Hopelessly Stupid--And I'm an Aggie!

Amen to the interior District Courtroom pre-1958 photo. I would love to see one, too!

Anonymous said...

Most folks who've ever had to sweat for a living would have a hard time justifying paying $220 for a steak.

But, "let them eat cake". It's a conservative's God given right to squander their gains/inheritance anyway they see fit. We just need a tax code that ensures "shirt sleeves to shirt sleeves in three generations" so that their grandchildren aren't treated as royalty unless they earn it.

Anonymous said...

I have one of those microwavable notebooks too! I love it. Though it doesn't really erase the ink, it just turns it transparent.

Marfa/Ft Davis/Alpine are great to visit. Lots of hole in the wall restaurants and art shops. I highly recommend staying at the Holland Hotel in Alpine. A stop at Balmorhea for a swim is also a must.

Anonymous said...

Not Marfa. It’s basically Austin now after all the hipsters moved in. Only thing worth seeing there is the Donald Judd exhibit and try to catch the lights at night, but that only takes a day. If she’s going to stay at the Il Paisano to go see other things in the area, great. Otherwise, go to Marathon (The Gage is a better hotel anyway) and take some Big Bend hikes. West Texas is pretty great. By staying in one place, you’ll run out of hints to do fast.

May as well stay in Austin instead of Marfa nowadays.

Rage

RPM said...

Giant is horribly dated. James Dean gives a rotten performance. But it is prime Elizabeth Taylor.

Anonymous said...

RTG= you guys can keep your wise county fat asses I'll take this gal any day

Anonymous said...

The microwave notebook link says unable to find page. What's the name of it so we can Google it?

LARI BARAGER said...

There's nothing to see in Marfa... just took at trip to Big Bend for spring break. I recommend Alpine and Big Bend NP. If they like hiking and being outdoors. But not in the summer. So, forget everything I just said.

Paris.

Anonymous said...

Seth Meyers and liberals know the proper definition of marriage?

Anonymous said...

The steakhouse is not in a high tone area at all. In fact, the only thing not preventing it from being in the hood are rows of train tracks. Regarding $55/oz beef, perhaps you'd be more comfortable at one of our lower stakes tables sir.

Anonymous said...

Did you really watch the Tucker Carlson show? or did you lie and just grab that clip from the internet?

Anonymous said...

Marfa is great. Just did a girlfriends trip over spring break. Lots of funky stuff. Would love to compare her impression when she returns. Check out Airbnb for lodging. We had a house, two bedrooms, one bath... very affordable, or stay in the Cosmico campgrounds (Army tent and cots, $130 a night; American Indian style teepee, $230 a night; vintage trailers, various prices).
The McDonald Observatory is close...book online now for summer. They said 3-4 months out is booked solid.
If she likes Texas history, Fort Davis was GREAT! It was one of the best of any fort I have seen.

Anonymous said...

Steak Menu - That is what the one percenters spend their tax cuts on. The farmer probably doesn't see a much of that price.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if Johnny Football will even last a season in the CFL....

Anonymous said...

Oh Barry...Giant is a must see.

Anonymous said...

The erasable notebook are available on Amazon.com. The one I looked at erases with a damp cloth $34.00.

wordkyle said...

Okay, I'll never pay $55 an ounce for a steak, but the comments are getting ridiculous. Conservatives spending their "inheritance?" "One-percenters" spending their tax cut? How about just letting other folks spend their earnings, their money, legally and not harming anyone else, their way?

This class envy BS is out of hand anymore.

Anonymous said...

Wagyu beef is sinfully good. And yes, you will pay a premium price for it. We always make a monthly trip over to Mitsuwa Marketplace in Dallas to buy ours. It's quite a bit cheaper there.

-buyerninety

Anonymous said...

try to catch the lights at night, but that only takes a day.

Rage, It only takes a day to see the Marfa lights at night? Now get back to the deep fryer.

Anonymous said...

I was about thirty seconds to a minute behind that wreck this morning on 287 with two Rock trucks going about 70 - 75 (guessing) right behind me. I had to slow down, get in the left hand lane and dodge vehicle parts in the road while these two moron drivers flew by. The wreck was obvious so i know they saw it. they could have very well hit someone crossing the road to help out in the wreck and could have hit me. We need more patrols on that road. God bless whom ever survived that accident.

Anonymous said...

10:46 -WK- Leftist are obsessed with other people’s money.

Anonymous said...

The RTG looks like she's assumed that position a time or two in her life.

DF Just A Casual Observer

Anonymous said...

Someone is jealous and wants a piece of what someone else earned!

Anonymous said...

9:36 I've never been to a fort in person but I can pitch a pretty good tent, if you know what I mean.

DF Gronk

Anonymous said...

Sacralige! Get out of Texas right now!

Anonymous said...

Yeah I always get tickled when Hollywood libs start lecturing the masses on marriage. Meyers will be divorced in a few years and shacking up with a man.

Anonymous said...

Suggestions for Mrs LL:
1. Summer trip to see the play TEXAS! in Palo Duro Canyon. While up there, eat at the Stockyards Cafe in Amarillo. I think the original owners have it back and their food was great basic fare. And do the Cowboy Breakfast on the canyon rim. Hokey, but fun.
2. Head to San Antonio and stay in the Menger Hotel downtown. Right next door to Alamo. Tour all the historic missions in San Antonio. They are really something to see. Have breakfast at the Guenther House. Delicious.
3. Visit Messina Hof Vineyard near Bryan. Great wine tour and tasty product. Take the Freshman in the House for a tour of the A&M campus while in the area.
4. Girls weekend in downtown Dallas. Stay at the remodeled Adolphus Hotel. Do their afternoon High Tea and also make reservations to eat at The French Room. Their menu has been updated and the the restaurant just re-opened after remodeling. Walk a few blocks and shop at the original Neimans. Lunch at the Zodiac Room on the top floor.

Just some suggestions.

Df Not the Texas Country Reporter

Anonymous said...

I think I've seen the RTG on some truck mudflaps going down the road.

DF Long Haul Guy

Anonymous said...

If someone advocating $200+ a night for a damn tipi doesn't tell you that Marfa has jumped the shark, well, there is no hope for you.

Barrager came closest, although I like Big Bend in the summer just fine. Hell, the hot springs any time of year are just as hot.

For the dipshit walkabout the lights and a day, what I said was that it only takes a day to see both Judd and the lights. Try and keep up, sweetcheeks. One night in Marfa and you're done. Or after the lights, just keep on driving through town. Marfa is done.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Barry, you have to see Giant if for no other reason to watch the great Chill Wills. One of the classic lines from the movie:

Bick, you shoulda shot that fella a long time ago. Now he's too rich to kill.

DF Jett Rink

Anonymous said...

Also--other than the Davis Mountains surrounding it, you can see everything you need in an old Cavalry fort right down the road from you at Fort Richardson. I love Fort Davis, but if you're out there looking for something different, thats not it. Go see Judd and the lights. Balmorhea. Get a margarita and burger at the White Buffalo in Marathon if you're not staying there, but you should also stay there. HUAC Tanks is great. Get a cantaloupe in Pecos. Cody's is good BBQ too.

SRSLY.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Barry, you need to take the wife and explore the new tony shopping center where that high priced meat is located. Shops at Clear Fork. Some nice little eateries like Rise No.3, NM Cafe, B&B Butchers, Amorino Gelato, etc. Some high brow stuff, but tasty.

DF Food Critic

Anonymous said...

You don't trust the back up camera? It's a live feed of what's actually there. What's not to trust?

Anonymous said...

Marfa is not for everyone. Actually, it for about 1 in 10. I love it. You have to arrive in the right attitude and you have to explore the town. As others have said the whole area is beautiful and worth a trip. I would stay in the Paisano hotel (get Elizabeth Taylor's suite). I have stayed in the Holland and most all motels in Marfa. The Paisano, its bar, its restaurant, its shops and the 5:00pm scene in the courtyard are worth it.

Anonymous said...

My opinion, don't go anywhere these folks on here are recommending. Tourist traps, every single one. You HAVE to get out of Texas my friend. Get outside your comfort zone a bit and go see something authentic. These dbags on here are all trend whores, be a trend setter! Or, I mean tell your wife this!

Anonymous said...

Rage is on one of her "I know everything about everything" tirades. That's really boring shit, girlfriend.

Anonymous said...

Mr Green, if you wish to live in Texas, there are certain movies you have to have see to understand the rich tapestry of this great state. They are -

1. Giant
2. The Alamo (John Wayne version)
3. Hud
4. Red River
5. North Dallas Forty
6. The Last Picture Show
7. Hell or High Water
8. No Country for Old Men
9. The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada
10. Lonesome Dove (yea, it's a TV movie, but a classic)
11. Dr. T & the Women (explains North Dallas folks very well)
12. We've Never Been Licked
13. Strategic Air Command (for the background shots of Ft Worth and Carswell AFB in the 50s)
14. The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
15. Happy, Texas
16. Lone Star

I sure other folks will have some additions. Crank up the NetFlix.

DF Roger Ebert in That Heavenly Movie House

Anonymous said...

"what I said was that it only takes a day to see both Judd and the lights."

Rage, are you still sticking with it taking a day for seeing the Marfa lights? STAY WOKE!!
You might want to loosen the paper hat.

Anonymous said...

What do want to bet that Rage is on his third marriage and it is on the skids as well? Who could live long term with such a pompous, arrogant ass?

Anonymous said...

You don't trust the back up camera? It's a live feed of what's actually there. What's not to trust? - 11:34

Oh just trivial stuff like depth perception, field of view... junk like that.

Anonymous said...

That’s donut time ! Come on

Anonymous said...

The inheritance tax has been modified dramatically the past decade or so and I think the tax doesn't even start till the estate passes the $10 million mark. No one wants to make someone "sell the family farm", but I really don't think it is beneficial for society to have successive heirs living like kings, generation after generation.

Anonymous said...

If Mrs. LL and friend decide on a Texas road trip, make the first stop an overnight stay in "jail" at The Cell Block in Clifton. Dinner at Sinclair... Breakfast at the Corner Drug Cafe.

Anonymous said...

Gotta love 9:36 calling $ 230/night for a teepee affordable....

Anonymous said...

Wreck on 287 at 407 this morning. What kind of car was that? According to the Messenger Update, "The driver of the passenger car was taken to JPS by ambulance and suffered non-life threatening injuries."
In Barry's terminology, "Get me that car!"

Anonymous said...

17. Dallas Buyers' Club

Anonymous said...

RTG - nobody else thinks her midsection is freakishly out of proportion with the rest of her? I mean, she's pretty clearly thin as a rail, but it looks like somebody went to work on that photo with PhotoShop.

Anonymous said...

Discovering that Jimmy Buffet isn't an island hopping pirate hippy is definitely your Lloyd Christmas "we landed on the moon!" moment.

wordkyle said...

132 - "I really don't think it is beneficial for society to have successive heirs living like kings, generation after generation." Two questions: 1) Why not? 2) You imply that your solution would be for the government to confiscate the fruits of a family's hard work, sound financial practices, and/or thrifty living. If that's not the case, what is your proposed solution?

NoseALot said...

RTG: Bound to be a bikini bridge on that one.

Anonymous said...

Amazing how much time Barry devotes to this cesspool. The DUI business must be lucrative

Anonymous said...

18. Positive I. D. - shot totally around Dallas and Fort Worth. Great little forgotten 1986 movie on a Texas lady taking payback into her own hands. One of only three movies that singer Steve Fromholz acted in.

DF Gene Siskel

Anonymous said...

Oh what ugly children you have.

Anonymous said...

Wreck on 287 at 407 this morning. What kind of car was that? 1:54

Looks like it used to be a Lincoln Town Car.

Anonymous said...

There should be zero inheritance tax. It takes a lot to earn and keep a fortune in this world and the government isn't entitled to an extra penny when you go out! That is some serious communist, collective type crap you have been brainwashed with!

Anonymous said...

That's what mirrors and a quick turn and peak or for. The camera is for what you can't see conventionally. Nobody is saying trust the camera exclusively when backing, just that what you see on the camera is real!

Anonymous said...

"The inheritance tax has been modified dramatically the past decade or so and I think the tax doesn't even start till the estate passes the $10 million mark. No one wants to make someone "sell the family farm", but I really don't think it is beneficial for society to have successive heirs living like kings, generation after generation."

Holy shit, jealous much?

Let them have it, let them spend it. That's what makes 'merica great. Dufus. Now go back and eat your can of pork-n-beans.

Anonymous said...

Just wondering Green, why are you so obsessed with Tucker Carlson's facial expressions? That seems an incredibly petty thing to hold against someone intelligent and successful just because you disagree with his stated politics.

Curmudgeon, indeed. I bet you're also one of those grumpy old men that sit in the left lane doing exactly the speed limit, refusing to speed up a little to facilitate the flow. Am I right?


Anonymous said...

@1:32 I don't think it is fair to steal money from a family that has already been taxed.

Anonymous said...

2:11

Site one successful dynasty based on this political approach?

All I can think of is England, and we saved their ass twice in WW 1 and WW 2.

Anonymous said...

Texasville
The Outlaw Josey Wales, based on the book, Gone to Texas.
8 Seconds
Tin Cup
Castaway, the ending
Urban Cowboy
Bonnie & Clyde
And since I'm cheating....

https://www.ranker.com/list/movies-filmed-in-texas/reference


Anonymous said...

Apollo 13
JFK
Terms of Endearment

wordkyle said...

559 - Really, "political approach?" You cite England as your example, yet it's the polar opposite of what we're talking about. In America, in a free enterprise system, common men can work themselves up into prosperity, and then pass that prosperity on to their children. Read "The Millionaire Next Door," and you'll learn that regarding millionaires in America:

* Many of the types of businesses they are in could be classified as dullnormal. They are welding contractors, auctioneers, rice farmers, owners of mobile-home parks, pest controllers, coin and stamp dealers, and paving contractors.
* Most of them did not receive any inheritance. About 80 percent of them are first-generation affluent.
* They live well below their means. They wear inexpensive suits and drive American-made cars. Only a minority of them drive the current-model-year automobile.

Are these attributes you want to discourage by robbing their families?

Anonymous said...

The nutrition firm that formulates the diets of most of those very tasty Wagyu cattle in the US and many in Japan as well is located in none other than Barry's hometown!

David Hooper said...

"Mrs. LL has started a tradition of taking a "girl trip" with one of her friends every summer. She asked me where she should go this year. My answer: Marfa. I've never been there."

Too hot for a summer trip. Try winter, very early spring (Feb-Mar), or fall (Oct-Nov).

"I've never seen Giant".

Great movie-one of my top 10.



Bear said...

Barry,

Have you not seen "Same Time, Next Year" with Alan Alda and Marsha Mason?