The Campaign For DA


Random Monday Morning Thoughts

- Watched a little bit of the Mavs last night. Didn't realize the Mav's Dancers do an uncomfortable routine in school girl outfits. But the camera spent about a minute on them. But I was more entertained by the 60 year old guy who had expensive court side seats getting kicked out with four minutes left for saying something that the ref overheard. Odd.
- Speaking of school girls, it didn't take long for Hannah Montana to start getting, uh, well . . . take a look at her in the upcoming issue of Vanity Fair. And controversy will surely ensue. (But if she wan't a Marketing Machine before, she is now.) Edit: WBAP's Hal Jay said she "looked like a 25 year old floozy." Hal. Hal. Hal.
- Anybody seen a fake monkey at (the oddly named) Possum Kingdom Lake?
- I'm always looking for new and offbeat types of salsa at the store. If I see a label that looks close to being independent and/or pseudo home-made, I'll buy it. 99% of the time I'm disappointed.
- Somebody with half a brain has infilitrated the Rhome City Council and put the ka-bosh on the expected WWE like show on Saturday. That's not fair.
- After giving up on it, I finally relented and finished "Once." Verdict: It's a poor man's "Lost In Translation." The director/writer said the plot could be written on the back of a postage stamp. True that.
- Today starts "Where In The World Is Matt Lauer?" on The Today Show. I'd love to be Matt on weeks like this. Today he is in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
- Obama's pastor is not Obama.
- And 1 our of 8 American's still think Obama is a Muslim. Sheesh.
- There was a fishing tournament yesterday at Lake Bridgeport. Cold + Windy + White Caps = Beating.
- It was also $1 ice cream day at the Ballpark in Arlington.
- A criminal defense blog that I can't help but read is this guy. I don't know him, don't think I'd like him, is full of himself, but is a fairly entertaining writer.
- If you want to get burglarized, move to the metroplex, open up a convenience store, do not stay open for 24 hours, and have an ATM near a window.
- Back in the 1970s ,when he had our first gas price crisis, economy cars became all the rage. I think the public is too vain to do that now.
- Looking from Rhome this morning, it looked like Eagle Moutain Lake was on fire due to all of the smoke. Smoke that then drifted northwest towards Boyd. Very cool.
- Edit: Dale Hansen on Pacman (funny line about Bin Laden. Yep, Bin Laden.
- Edit: Umpire goes down this weekend.


Anonymous said...

Monday morning thoughts on Sunday

Anonymous said...

lost in translation was awful!!!

Anonymous said...

That pic is DYING for a caption. Stop it,shut up! Minimize now before it's too late. Oh screw it.
Here it goes... No I'm a grownup. I don't use hurt words,I'm a big boy.

Anonymous said...

That is the gayest looking monkey of all time. You won't realize what a treasure PK is though until you'ved dived there and explored it at night by boat. Beautiful and it's kind of spooky so chicks will slide over closer to you. Uhm you won't be the first with, "You probably need all the help... Blah,blah- I dive everyday of the summer and have a big boat and you are a sucker. Sorry,know how y'all can be. So there.

Anonymous said...

11:23PM is a moron.

Is that a gay biker monkey? Although when one says "biker", "gay" is always implied.

Anonymous said...

All anybody knows about Barack is what he wants you to believe. He may be facing Mecca right now on his retarded prayer rug begging allah to forgive this necessary sin until all he has us all bowing before Allah and schoolkids reciting the koran.
Is this possible? Of course not,I'm being a pin headed idiot,but don't think you know anything about the dude either.
You know and believe what he wants. And that's that.

Anonymous said...

25 year old floozy? strange but the first thing I thought of was a 15 year old child being exploited. If it was my daughter I'd be in jail.

Anonymous said...

Why is the ocean slanted? and did the guy just surface after swimming over from Cuba?

Anonymous said...

First, it appears the black dude is drowning and "Whitey Don't Care" nota a good!
Second, Dale Hansen can be a "Smart-A**" at times but I gotta say, He hit the nail on the head with those comments, from start to finish. If people ever wonder what's wrong with professional sports, take a look at Jerry Jones.
Third, will anyone be sending their kid to the Josh Howard basketball camp this summer? He likes to "smoke a little weed in the off season like most NBA players do". At least that's what he said on ESPNs Michael Irving show the other day. Speaking of Weed, I think Josh smokes during the playing season as well seeing how he has played during the playoffs.

Anonymous said...

Her thoughts: I'm so totally doing the brother holding the horses when you aren't looking
His thoughts: I'm so totally doing the brother when you aren't looking
The brother: When you pee in the water in doesn't sting as bad.

Anonymous said...

Not smoke on the lake but fog? The stock tank behind my house looked like a smokestack (fogstack).

Anonymous said...

The pic of Cyrus aren't creepy because she's 15 and made to look like a 25 year old floozy. They are creepy because she's made to look lik a 9 year old made up like a 25 year old floozy.

mzchief said...

Obama being a Muslim would be preferable to his having, for the past 20+ years, been a member of a racist, anti-American, black separatist organization led by the hate monger, Rev. Wright, that espouses the following "12 precepts and covenantal statements."

“We are a congregation which is Unashamedly Black and Unapologetically Christian...Our roots in the Black religious experience and tradition are deep, lasting and permanent. We are an African people, and remain 'true to our native land,' the mother continent, the cradle of civilization. God has superintended our pilgrimage through the days of slavery, the days of segregation, and the long night of racism. It is God who gives us the strength and courage to continuously address injustice as a people, and as a congregation. We constantly affirm our trust in God through cultural expression of a Black worship service and ministries which address the Black Community.

“Trinity United Church of Christ adopted the Black Value System written by the Manford Byrd Recognition Committee chaired by Vallmer Jordan in 1981. We believe in the following 12 precepts and covenantal statements. These Black Ethics must be taught and exemplified in homes, churches, nurseries and schools, wherever Blacks are gathered. They must reflect on the following concepts:

1. Commitment to God
2. Commitment to the Black Community
3. Commitment to the Black Family
4. Dedication to the Pursuit of Education
5. Dedication to the Pursuit of Excellence
6. Adherence to the Black Work Ethic
7. Commitment to Self-Discipline and Self-Respect
8. Disavowal of the Pursuit of "Middleclassness"
9. Pledge to make the fruits of all developing and acquired skills available to the Black Community
10. Pledge to Allocate Regularly, a Portion of Personal Resources for Strengthening and Supporting Black Institutions
11. Pledge allegiance to all Black leadership who espouse and embrace the Black Value System
12. Personal commitment to embracement of the Black Value System.”

Americans wouldn't consider voting for a white politician who belonged to a white separatist organization that required members to put at a priority the "White Community" and tend to the needs and assure resources went to the "White Community." Why do Americans have no problem endorsing a black politician who belongs to an organization that espouses black separatism?

Anonymous said...

Hey 10:05am-

Horses: We are so doing the chick that's doing the brother!

wordkyle said...

Obama's acceptance of Wright's point of view doesn't concern me as much as Obama's interest in forcing Americans to pay an additional "global" tax to the United Nations. That adds a whole 'nother level of bureaucrats to steal from us.

It's nice to watch him squirm under some better-late-than-never tough questioning. That "hope and change" message is kind of diluted by his flop sweat.

Anonymous said...

mzchief - you are putting false words in others mouths. The Rev. Wright and his church are realists - they understand that they are black and of African heritage. They claim to be proud of that fact. They rejoice in their heritage and their Christian history. They do so while living as Americans and paying respect to their African ancestors and distant relatives. This is very similar to those Americans of Irish decent who parade on St. Patrick's Day. And remember the Americans of various descents like the Polish, Norwegians, Mexicans, Jewish, Chinese, Russians and many other ethnic groups who celebrate their heritage. So just what's so wrong about that?

Anonymous said...

Only 1 out 8 think Obammy is muslim? Just shows you how stupid the uninformed American voter is.

mzchief said...

To anonymous 10:03...
Obama is running as President of the United States and is suppose to EQUALLY represent ALL people, regardless of their colour. The following 4 "precepts" denote an belief in showing preference to one group over another, which is something NO POTUS, even a black one, should vow.
"9. Pledge to make the fruits of all developing and acquired skills available to the Black Community
10. Pledge to Allocate Regularly, a Portion of Personal Resources for Strengthening and Supporting Black Institutions
11. Pledge allegiance to all Black leadership who espouse and embrace the Black Value System
12. Personal commitment to embracement of the Black Value System.”

Would you vote for a white politician who belonged to an organization that segregated themselves from other races and avowed to provide assets and support to "White leadership" who supported their "White Value System" and espoused giving resources to the "White Community" and feel good about yourself? I would NEVER vote for a member of the KKK even though the Klan was famous for wrapping up and justifying their racism in the Bible.

Incidentally, the following quotes are taken from a 1995 edition of Obama's book Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance

""There were enough of us on campus to constitute a tribe, and when it came to hanging out, many of us chose to function like a tribe, staying close together, traveling in packs. . . It remained necessary to prove which side you were on, to show your loyalty to the black masses, to strike out and name names"

"I found solace in nursing a pervasive sense of grievance and animosity against my mother's race."

Barack and Michelle Obama are chock full of self-loathing and blame whites and the U.S. for their personal demons.

mzchief said...

To WordKyle...
This is an excellent article written by Cliff Kincaid, the Editor of Accuracy in Media about the “Global Poverty Act” (S.2433) which just so happens to be one of Obama's pet projects because it assures MORE funds going to "Blacks" thus fullfilling the dogma of the Black Liberation Theology advocated by Trinity United Church of Christ.

A nice-sounding bill called the "Global Poverty Act," sponsored by Democratic presidential candidate and Senator Barack Obama, is up for a Senate vote on Thursday and could result in the imposition of a global tax on the United States. The bill, which has the support of many liberal religious groups, makes levels of U.S. foreign aid spending subservient to the dictates of the United Nations.

Senator Joe Biden, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has not endorsed either Senator Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton in the presidential race. But on Thursday, February 14, he is trying to rush Obama’s “Global Poverty Act” (S.2433) through his committee. The legislation would commit the U.S. to spending 0.7 percent of gross national product on foreign aid, which amounts to a phenomenal 13-year total of $845 billion over and above what the U.S. already spends.

The bill, which is item number four on the committee’s business meeting agenda, passed the House by a voice vote last year because most members didn’t realize what was in it. Congressional sponsors have been careful not to calculate the amount of foreign aid spending that it would require. According to the website of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, no hearings have been held on the Obama bill in that body.

A release from the Obama Senate office about the bill declares, “In 2000, the U.S. joined more than 180 countries at the United Nations Millennium Summit and vowed to reduce global poverty by 2015. We are halfway towards this deadline, and it is time the United States makes it a priority of our foreign policy to meet this goal and help those who are struggling day to day.”

The legislation itself requires the President “to develop and implement a comprehensive strategy to further the United States foreign policy objective of promoting the reduction of global poverty, the elimination of extreme global poverty, and the achievement of the Millennium Development Goal of reducing by one-half the proportion of people worldwide, between 1990 and 2015, who live on less than $1 per day.”

The bill defines the term “Millennium Development Goals” as the goals set out in the United Nations Millennium Declaration, General Assembly Resolution 55/2 (2000).

The U.N. says that “The commitment to provide 0.7% of gross national product (GNP) as official development assistance was first made 35 years ago in a General Assembly resolution, but it has been reaffirmed repeatedly over the years, including at the 2002 global Financing for Development conference in Monterrey, Mexico. However, in 2004, total aid from the industrialized countries totaled just $78.6 billion—or about 0.25% of their collective GNP.”

In addition to seeking to eradicate poverty, that declaration commits nations to banning “small arms and light weapons” and ratifying a series of treaties, including the International Criminal Court Treaty, the Kyoto Protocol (global warming treaty), the Convention on Biological Diversity, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, and the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

The Millennium Declaration also affirms the U.N. as “the indispensable common house of the entire human family, through which we will seek to realize our universal aspirations for peace, cooperation and development.”

Jeffrey Sachs, who runs the U.N.’s “Millennium Project,” says that the U.N. plan to force the U.S. to pay 0.7 percent of GNP in increased foreign aid spending would add $65 billion a year to what the U.S. already spends. Over a 13-year period, from 2002, when the U.N.’s Financing for Development conference was held, to the target year of 2015, when the U.S. is expected to meet the “Millennium Development Goals,” this amounts to $845 billion. And the only way to raise that kind of money, Sachs has written, is through a global tax, preferably on carbon-emitting fossil fuels.

Obama’s bill has only six co-sponsors. They are Senators Maria Cantwell, Dianne Feinstein, Richard Lugar, Richard Durbin, Chuck Hagel and Robert Menendez. But it appears that Biden and Obama see passage of this bill as a way to highlight Democratic Party priorities in the Senate.

The House version (H.R. 1302), sponsored by Rep. Adam Smith (D-Wash.), had only 84 co-sponsors before it was suddenly brought up on the House floor last September 25 and was passed by voice vote. House Republicans were caught off-guard, unaware that the pro-U.N. measure committed the U.S. to spending hundreds of billions of dollars.

It appears the Senate version is being pushed not only by Biden and Obama, a member of the committee, but Lugar, the ranking Republican member. Lugar has worked with Obama in the past to promote more foreign aid for Russia, supposedly to stem nuclear proliferation, and has become Obama’s mentor. Like Biden, Lugar is a globalist. They have both promoted passage of the U.N.’s Law of the Sea Treaty, for example.

The so-called “Lugar-Obama initiative” was modeled after the Nunn-Lugar program, also known as the Cooperative Threat Reduction (CTR) program, which was designed to eliminate weapons of mass destruction in the former Soviet Union. But one defense analyst, Rich Kelly, noted evidence that “CTR funds have eased the Russian military’s budgetary woes, freeing resources for such initiatives as the war in Chechnya and defense modernization.” He recommended that Congress “eliminate CTR funding so that it does not finance additional, perhaps more threatening, programs in the former Soviet Union.” However, over $6 billion has already been spent on the program.

Another program modeled on Nunn-Lugar, the Initiatives for Proliferation Prevention (IPP), was recently exposed as having funded nuclear projects in Iran through Russia.

More foreign aid through passage of the Global Poverty Act was identified as one of the strategic goals of InterAction, the alliance of U.S-based international non-governmental organizations that lobbies for more foreign aid. The group is heavily financed by the U.S. Government, having received $1.4 million from taxpayers in fiscal year 2005 and $1.7 million in 2006. However, InterAction recently issued a report accusing the United States of “falling short on its commitment to rid the world of dire poverty by 2015 under the U.N. Millennium Development Goals…”

It’s not clear what President Bush would do if the bill passes the Senate. The bill itself quotes Bush as declaring that “We fight against poverty because opportunity is a fundamental right to human dignity.” Bush’s former top aide, Michael J. Gerson, writes in his new book, Heroic Conservatism, that Bush should be remembered as the President who “sponsored the largest percentage increases in foreign assistance since the Marshall Plan…”

Even these increases, however, will not be enough to satisfy the requirements of the Obama bill. A global tax will clearly be necessary to force American taxpayers to provide the money.

* Americans who would like their senators to know what they are voting on can contact them through information at the official Senate site.

Obama is one of the greatest threats to the United States and WORKING Americans that has come along since 9/11.

mzchief said...

Perhaps people believe Barack Obama was a Muslim because his father and step father were Muslims and Barack Obama registered as a "Muslim" when he enrolled in a Catholic school.

"Obama's mother, divorced from Obama's father, married a man from Indonesia named Lolo Soetoro, and the family relocated to the country from 1967-71. At first, Obama attended the Catholic school, Fransiskus Assisis, where documents showed he enrolled as a Muslim, the religion of his stepfather."

Read the link for yourselves.

Odd how Obama's actions and the facts always indicate something different than Obama's words.

Anonymous said...

everyone should check out obama girl on youtube. Just type in the search box obama girl.

... Cuz I gotta crush on obama..........

wordkyle said...

It's clear from the failure of the so-called "War on Poverty" here in America that simply giving people money does not eliminate poverty. After spending five trillion dollars, what are the Democrat presidential candidates campaigning on? The plight of poor people.

The goal of Liberal Democrats (and incresingly, some Republicans) is not to solve problems. It's to increase dependence on the government, thus protecting their phony baloney jobs. (Extra points if you recognize the quote.)

A political philosophy that deliberately reduces a citizen's desire and ability to provide for himself is inherently anti-human and evil. Obama's Senate bill is a giant step toward fulfilling that -- his -- philosophy.

That's why I fight Liberals and Liberalism so hard.

wordkyle said...

...and today Obama throws his pastor of twenty years under the bus. Why didn't he do this a month ago? Or last year? Or two years ago?

So is Obama stupid for not knowing what his pastor was saying all that time? Or a typical politician willing to cut anyone's -- even his spiritual mentor's -- throat if the political pressure gets too tough?

If Obama folds this easily, how's he going to handle Putin and those other guys who are seriously tough?

And by the way, where's that "change" and "hope" message of his?

Anonymous said...

I guess America is not ready to change to radical Islam. Isn't it fun to watch liberal weenies eat each other?

Anonymous said...

More fun to watch Sexual Pervert Conservatives try to mount the horses. Really Mount them.

Anonymous said...

I must have missed that. Where can I watch a conservative mount a horse?

Anonymous said...

At Joes New Republican Taxidermy Service on Walnut of course, sheesh.

Anonymous said...

9:57 Quips like yours are more fun(and effective) when less venom is dripping from your fangs. You just seem angry is all and we can get all the anger we need from our spouses.
As a bonus: We knew what you meant in your first sentence. Trying to spell it out makes it seem like you are dim and would not 'get it' if someone else said the same thing.