The Campaign For DA


Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts

  • Yesterday should have been called "Conservatives Driven Crazy Day."
  • That littlest Obama girl sure is a jumpy happy little thing.
  • I feel sorry for the thoughtful conservative who oppose Obama who are forced to stand next to the many redneck racists among us.
  • You've probably never heard it, but the brief radio show called "The Huckabee Report" is condescending.
  • I had a crazy dream last night. A guy didn't want me to report that he had dug up his murder victim so he could murder him again.
  • That McKinney quadruple murder case is odd. Yesterday a guy testified that he and the defendant were responsible for the killings but also claimed that he hadn't struck a deal with prosecutor's for his testimony. I question that.
  • That Bridgeport/Decatur basketball Internet broadcast (link below) was of really good quality. Isn't it a matter of time before there are video broadcasts of every high school event?
  • I still like the mascot name of "Sissies." (If you pull out a 1970s book about Bridgeport's Sesquicentennial, you'll find that the boys team was originally named "Bullies" on the basis that, before the team had a name, a reporter asked a player what the teams mascot was. "I don't know," said the player. "But when we lose he calls us sissies and when we win he calls us bullies."
  • Despite the multiple comments yesterday, I don't thing George Bush was "hated" from the start. It was his actions that caused his popularity to plunge.
  • I don't like 55 degree days. Either be hot or cold.
  • John Roberts should be absolutely embarrassed for screwing up the oath of office. And when you watch it again, it's obvious that Obama paused to give the guy a chance to get it right. What a shame for that moment to have been ruined.
  • I wonder how long it will take the nutcases to say, "He's not President because he didn't take the real oath of office!!!"
  • The concept of meeting someone for breakfast in a restaurant is not appealing.
  • The Unions are taking credit for saving the passengers of the jet that went into the Hudson. (Emailed to me.)
  • Motorcycle death.


Anonymous said...

He's not President because he didn't take the real oath of office

Anonymous said...

Who won ? Bridgeport/Decatur

Anonymous said...

Bad wreck south of town on 287 this morning

Anonymous said...

"Despite the multiple comments yesterday, I don't thing George Bush was "hated" from the start. It was his actions that caused his popularity to plunge."

You are completely wrong here. There are many Democrats who NEVER gave Bush a chance to do anything. It would not have matter what he did, they would never have supported him.

Anonymous said...

Bridgeport Girls. Decatur Boys.

Doug said...

Paradise has broadcast many of their varsity basketball games this year through the school's web site. I believe they are even archived. Barry is correct, it won't be long until all of the schools pick up on this idea. I would like to give a special shout-out to Al Gore for inventing the internets.

Anonymous said...

Make fun of the name if you will, but it must suck to get beat by a Sissie. The radio broadcast was great. I felt like I was at the game. FYI BG - did you know the female student broadcaster is the daughter of one of your old girlfriends.

Anonymous said...

ok Mr reporter what happened in Alvord yesterday care flight landed about 5:30pm

Anonymous said...

"Despite the multiple comments yesterday, I don't thing George Bush was "hated" from the start. It was his actions that caused his popularity to plunge."

I disagree with this. Due to the controversy of his first election he was fiercely hated by the Hollywood left. Initially most mainstream democrats probably did not feel that way, but with Whoopi, Alec Baldwin and the like running around screaming they eventually worked everyone into a tizzy. Unfortunately their access to microphones created the hatred long before his policies could.

Anonymous said...

anyone hear how the little kid was in alvord that got hit by a car on his motorcycle yesterday? i know he got careflighted but as usual its not in the update.

Anonymous said...

When will the media began saying Supreme Court Justice Roberts misquoted the Oath on purpose because President Obama was elected. According to a number of comments by Obama the left-wing media and the right wing media are going to need to improve because this is not a "Conservative America nor a Liberal America but the United States of America". I'm betting they (media) didn't believe they were included in that comment. Regardless of who's in office it will alway's be an ass-whip because of the media. If Obama doesn't fall to their side they will crucify him. Conservative or Liberal, you can't win with the media because they're always looking for a story and 9 times out of 10 it's lame. Example, Fox 4 had a report last night about a Garland Officer shooting a dog, who gives a crap? Is that really news? Yes, I hate that the dog died but good lord,get real. Good luck Mr. President because the people you believed to be on your side are going to "throw your butt under the bus" the first chance they get.

Anonymous said...

I never hated W. I thought the elections was stolen/given to him by the Supreme Court, yet

after 9/11 I fully supported his war with Afganistan, yet

he lost me with his war of choice and it only got worse, Abu Grib, Guantanomo, shredding the consititution, demonizing his opponents.

9/11 guaranteed a second term for him and he simply blew it.

Anonymous said...

Even though the economy is worse than it has been since The Great Depression, how can some Americans be so full of hate towards their leader for the next 4 years? I am not saying the economy is 100% Bush's fault, but obviously a change was needed. So while the majority of Americans will hope for a better life and have faith that God actually does know what he is doing by "allowing America to elect a black President", the few racist, hatefull and conservatives out there will continue to try to fill the world with hate because they don't like someone because of the color of their skin or the party they are in. YESTERDAY was a GREAT DAY in MOST places. How can you hear his speech and not feel a bit better about where we are headed than you felt 2 days ago?

Anonymous said...

Any man can forget his lines considering the situation and the enormity of the occasion. However, the insertion of Hussien instead of following the announcer's lead in using the initial (when Barack was introduced) makes me wonder if Mr. Right Wing didn't have a little fun on his own, on purpose.

However, watching Roberts and Obama
at the luncheon, gladhanding one another tells me it didn't bother Barack or he is following his own address about "putting childish things aside." seriously.

Anonymous said...

Our own John Cornyn proved that some are not willing to put petty feelings aside when he blocked Hillary's confirmation with the other 6 who were ready to be voted one this morning.

He only succeeded delaying it 24 hrs and proving that Rove's disciples are alive and well. And how small he is.

Phil King, John Cornyn, Rick Perry.
Only in Texas!

The last thought reminded me of a comentator's assertion that while the right wing talk show guys command an audience none of them could ever be elected.......his guest thought Rush Limbaugh could.
What state would elect him? came the response.

The guest replied Texas. Oh dear.

Anonymous said...

Texas is full of people who want what is best for them instead of what is best for our country. I am not surprised.

Anonymous said...

"Yesterday should have been called "Conservatives Driven Crazy Day."
Alternate title: Liberals as Happy as Little Girls Day

"I feel sorry for the thoughtful conservative who oppose Obama who are forced to stand next to the many redneck racists among us."
If only there were more people out there who could tell the difference. Unfortunately, we get the "Wise County is so backward" label because of the name-calling morons (irony/sarcasm? Take your pick).

"I still like the mascot name of "Sissies.""
People like to make fun of that name, but it makes more sense than "Lady Bulls". No such thing

"Isn't it a matter of time before there are video broadcasts of every high school event?"
Might as well get the opportunity to watch the good stuff along with all that crap that gets posted now

"The Unions are taking credit for saving the passengers of the jet that went into the Hudson."
People who are members OF unions get credit. Reading the story and the comments, you'd think unions were God's gift to mankind. How do the rest of us manage to survive in open shops?

Anonymous said...

BG, you really enjoy stirring up the Sh##, dont you. Throw out something like obama, or left or right wing, and you've got people beating each other up over stupid opinions all day. Lets go back to the hot chicks, shall we.

wordkyle said...

Barry, did you get a discount on bait at Bass Pro Shop? You're laying it on kind of thick lately. Having said that...

I never figured you for selective memory. Read here about the protesters yelling thief and pig at Bush at his 2001 inaugural parade. Classless Liberal Democrats -- redundant, I know -- jeered at Bush yesterday, fulfilling expectations and continuing eight years of mob hatred.

By the way, did you hear about all the pranks and vandalism the Bush administration left for Obama in the White House? No? That's because there wasn't any. Anyone remember the thousands of dollars in damage from vandalism the Clinton people left behind? Or does Liberal selective memory conveniently misplace that piece of history?

847 - Please cite a single instance where Bush "demonized" an opponent. If anything, Bush lost support among Cosnervatives because he bent over backward to accommodate Democrats.

903 - Wow, Cornyn is "small" because he'd like for Clinton to refuse payment from foreign governments while she's Secretary of State? You've got a very relaxed notion of what constitutes effective foreign policy. Way to maintain those standards.

Jarhead said...

This song's been a-runnin' 'round me brain for the last 48 hours or so...

"Look into my eyes, what do you see?
Cult of Personality
I know your anger, I know your dreams
I've been everything you want to be

I'm the Cult of Personality
Like Mussolini and Kennedy
I'm the Cult of Personality
Cult of Personality
Cult of Personality

Neon lights, A Nobel Price
The mirror speaks, the reflection lies
You don't have to follow me
Only you can set me free
I sell the things you need to be
I'm the smiling face on your T.V.
I'm the Cult of Personality
I exploit you still you love me

I tell you one and one makes three
I'm the Cult of Personality
Like Joseph Stalin and Gandhi
I'm the Cult of Personality
Cult of Personality
Cult of Personality

Neon lights a Nobel Prize
A leader speaks, that leader dies
You don't have to follow me
Only you can set you free

You gave me fortune
You gave me fame
You me power in your God's name
I'm every person you need to be
I'm the Cult of Personality"
~ Living Colour

Jarhead said...

I also noticed that the guy in the picture is throwin' The Shocker w/ his right hand. Barry, you sly dog, you.

You better recognize.

Anonymous said...

Think all income for Clinton will be scrutinized quite closely.

Re payment from foreign government:
W will let the Saudi's build his library just as Clinton did....

Cornyn knows the outcome of the vote. Once again, small, small, small.

Sorta rethought his smallness. It might be more directed at his fellow a recorded vote can be used against them, whereas the voice vote would have given them cover.

Anonymous said...

Since the Supreme Court decided in Bush's favor in his first election against Gore, the left wing liberals have hated him and never given him a decent chance. The biased left wing media and the Hollywood types have enhanced that hatred and continually built on it. It will be interesting to see how long it takes for reality to set in regarding Obama. Just like that video clip of that black woman who's crying and saying that she never thought she'd see the day when she didn't have to worry about paying her mortgage anymore, or paying for gas in her car or for groceries anymore, indicating that with Obama she wouldn't. Man, will that lady have a very quick reality check. I suspect so will the rest of the screaming left wing liberals.

Face it you left wingers, Obama wants a second term and he knows that most of this country is in the middle, so that where he'll govern from. Just look at his cabinet picks, for the most part.

No, I don't think it's us conservatives who will be as surprised as you left wingers.

Anonymous said...

Regarding the 18 wheeler hitting the Harley, I ride a Harley, love it, it makes me feel free, I can tune out all of this liberal crap about how Obama is gonna save the world, etc., so if its my time to go, let it be on my Harley smacking into a Freightliner at 70 mph, doin' what I love to do. Man, is this friggin world screwed up.

Anonymous said...

What caused Bush to lose popularity was the 24/7 campaign of the news media to destroy the man. You listened to it and you were brainwashed. "His war of choice" was Congress's war of choice. Every Democrate from the Clintons to Kennedy and the rest of the top Dems in Congress made statements that proclaimed that Iraq had, had used, or were developing weapons of mass distruction. I believe all these statements were true and justified Bush's actions. I know that most of you are not aware of these statements because you watch only the major news broadcasts. The Clintons and the other Dems made these statements that were based on information provided to them by the CIA. Most of this information that was provided to these leaders was gathered by the CIA during the time that Clinton was their boss. Bush was briefed with the Clinton gathered information when he took office.

If you do not fear CBR (chemical, biological, radiological) weapons, then you are misinformed. I think there could be a plot to protect Americans from fear. Nuclear weapons do not have to be dropped like a bomb or carried by a missle. They do not have to be hidden in a shipping container. They can be walked across the border in a backpack. The development and use of these weapons are not something to play politics with like the Democrats and news media did after the invasion of Iraq.

Every weapon ever developed by humans since the spear and the long bow has eventually made its way into the hands of the common man. There are probably a million scientist around the world who know how to make the bomb.

Go ahead and hate Bush as CNN tells you to. Bury your head in the sand.

Anonymous said...

I've lived in Paradise all my life, actually work for a living, instead of being a union member having everything handed to me on a silver platter. I am fed up of these liberal union people sucking the country dry with there big contracts. Now their taking credit for that plane landing in the river thats close to New York city. I say we abolish unions.

Anonymous said...

Are all blogs authored by voyeurs or just Barry's?

Anonymous said...

Wrong oath. Bush is still president, not Obama.

Anonymous said...

I truly hope and pray that the Republicans will give Obama a serious chance to do something good -- more than the Demo's ever did! Bush never got a break with the Dem's and media. He isn't the monster that is portrayed! And Huckabee Report is good if you will just listen to me. And shame on Roberts for messing up -- I thought you lawyers never did anything wrong!

Anonymous said...

Hmmmm. Alcohol and night swimming...A WINNING COMBINATION!!!

wordkyle said...

941 - If it were a simple matter of a library, it might be okay. We're talking continuing income from foreign governments. Bill Clinton is firmly in the pocket of Dubai and other emirates, bought and paid for, with receipts. Does it not strike you as even the tiniest bit possible that Mrs. Bill Clinton might be compromised? I know it's from a dead language, but wouldn't the Latin term quid pro quo be applicable here?

Anonymous said...

Speaking of the Economy and Government...did anyone else see the story where the US is talking with Airbus to replace the fleet of Air Force One's with their A380's? Really? Were bailing out banks and what not, but are going to give a French company money to build the planes that our President flies on? Makes no sense to me. Write your congressman!!!!

Anonymous said...

10:02, I'm union and proud to be so. You're a moron.

Collectionsite said...

10:28 I agree with you 100%. Our country needs to get back on track as the greatest nation in the world.

And it doesn't matter to me if it is Republican/Democrat/Independent we all need to work together and respect each other. We need to look ahead and not behind !!

Anonymous said...

All you liberal weenies that went to the coronation please clean up your mess that you made and not leave it up to all the hard working Americans that have to pay taxes to subsidize your existence. We would appreciate it.

Anonymous said...

10:19 that was funny.

voyeurs can either be....

somebody who gains pleasure from watching, especially secretly, other people's bodies or the sexual acts in which they participate


a fascinated observer of distressing, sordid, or scandalous events

Collectionsite said...

Wordkyle I see your point of view and it would be my guess they ALL are in the pockets over there.

I always felt that way about Dick Channey was anything ever exposed about that?

Anonymous said...

January 20, 2009

*Power peacefully transfered to an incoming President who is intelligent and well educated in American Universities.

*He is mainstream, has a well thought out, but realistic economic recovery plan.

*He has expressed willingness to listen to others - Republican and Democrats.

*He has selected highly qualified, intelligent cabinet members.

*He completely understands the magnitude of the problems he is facing.

*He inspires all Americans to unite for the common good of our country. (forgiving those who hatefully smeared him during the campaign)

*Estimated two million people in Wash DC and no arrests. Everyone orderly, respectful, and peaceful.


(quit sweating the little stuff, put all this petty bickering aside - let's get to work)

I challenge each of you to do something for the common good and post it here.

I going to contact my local Fire Department today and find out how I can support them. Although I volunteer for other organizations, this will be my first step toward civic involvement.

Anonymous said...

I bet that place is a total wreck
and 10:53 you'r right; we will pay for the clean up..damn liberals

Gorilla said...

Lady Bulls = Cows.

That is why there is only one city in Texas that chose Bulls as their school mascot.

Anonymous said...

Barry, I know you must have liked Molly Ivins. That woman was a hater before he became governor, much less president. Although, she at least was really funny, that lesbian Rachel chick on MSNBC is just a $%@#*.

And that's what's missing in today's politics. I could read Molly or listen to Ann Richards and laugh even if I didn't agree. Instead we get Rachel and Pelosi. Blech.

And seriously, doesn't Nancy Pelosi scare you?

Anonymous said...

10:02 Paradise Poster

God you are funny. I agree with you. Those Damn Unions brought YOU the non unionized worker things like ....

40 hour work week
Paid vacations

and most of ALL

The voice to tell your employer/boss that you will not tolerate sexual harassment nor racial harassment. And the list goes on and on ...

Please tell me you are educated enough in history to know that your employer had his way he may never provide any of those items.

And B.G. the article is about how all the people that had something to do with the miracle on the Hudson were Unionized. But with that said ... No big surprise. New York is a Strong Unionized state.

Anonymous said...

10:49 Wordkyle - Compromised?
- Dick Cheney was compromised with his connections to Haliburton where he was the former CEO
-All the Halliburton no bid contracts in Iraq and Hurricane Katrina
-Cheney received $1,997,525 from Halliburton 2001-2003 and $1,451,398 in deferred bonuses,
-secret meetings with Energy company officials,
-Cheney's refusal to provide any accounting of communications he & his staff had with Halliburton.

The Clinton Foundation is a 501(c)(3) NGO working with those living in poverty and illness to get treatment and sustain themselves and their communities.

The Clintons are willing to disclose all donations.

Republicans did not raise any concerns about Dick Cheney-Halliburton, but now they are concerned about Hillary Clinton? This is the Republican strategy - attack and destroy. This is more important than resolving this enormous mess they have created for our country!!!!

Exactly why the Republican Party is a failure.

Anonymous said...

I would agree with your last couple of statements. However, everything ahead of that looks like a bunch of fluff to make people feel better about the whole deal.
Note: It's safe to say that you are already civically involved if you volunteer for other organizations

Anonymous said...

Since when do union people work a consistant 40 hour week? You guys don't have to call in to report an absence unless your out 3 days. At least that's the way it works at Lockeed.

Anonymous said...

We are worried about "the cow" when it is all about the "Ice Cream."

The most eye-opening civics lesson I ever had was while teaching third grade this year. The presidential election was heating up, and some of the children showed an interest. I decided we would have an election for a class president.

We would choose our nominees. They would make a campaign speech, and the class would vote. To simplify the process, candidates were nominated by other
class members. We discussed what kinds of characteristics these students should have. We got many nominations and from those, Jamie and Olivia were picked to run for the top spot.

The class had done a great job in their selections. Both candidates were good kids. I thought Jamie might have an advantage because he got lots of parental support. I had never seen Olivia's mother.

The day arrived when they were to make their speeches. Jamie went first. He had specific ideas about how to make our class a better place. He ended by promising to do his very best. Everyone applauded. He sat down and Olivia came to the podium.

Her speech was concise. She said, "If you will vote for me, I will give you ice cream." She sat down. The class went wild.

" Yes! Yes! We want ice cream."

She surely would have said more. She did not have to. A discussion followed. How did she plan to pay for the ice cream? She wasn't sure. Would her parents buy it or would the class pay for it? She didn't know. The class really didn't care. All they were thinking about was ICE CREAM.

Jamie was forgotten. Olivia won by a landslide.

Every time Barack Obama opens his mouth he offers ice cream.

Fifty percent of the people react like nine-year-olds; they want ice cream.
The other fifty percent know they're going to have to feed the cow and clean up the mess

Anonymous said...

11:41, Could you please post all of the no bid contracts that were given to Haliburton under Monica's boyfriends administration?

wordkyle said...

1141 - Thanks for the opportunity.

Halliburton also received no bid contracts during the Clinton administration, for work in Bosnia and Kosovo, and for the same reason - not many companies do what they do. Democrat outrage then? Not so much.

Cheney made it impossible for him to gain financially from Halliburton, regardless of how the company did.
- He took deferred income that was earned before he became Vice President.
- He took out an insurance policy to ensure he got paid even if Halliburton went bankrupt. (So he had no incentive to step in if they got into financial trouble.)
- Profits from his Halliburton stock options were assigned to charity.
Kerry tried the Halliburton tack in 2004, to no avail -- because there was nothing there.

The New York Times, no Conservative bastion, has expressed concern about the influence foreign governments would have on Clinton, since their donations to the Clinton Foundation were done expressly to influence America's foreign policy. That doesn't even address the conflict of Bill Clinton's personal income from foreign sources. Are husband and wife uninfluenced by each other's earnings?

Anonymous said...

Was not hated from the start?
Strange thinking, very strange.
Where were you the past 8 years? I don't like him and never did but, I find it very disingenuous you could not see the hatred that was piled on him from day one- he never stood a chance.
I'm watching you now

Anonymous said...

Who will they blame now that there is no one to blame but, themselves?

Anonymous said...

I am glad we finally have a President who will do what is best for our country instead of what is only good for a select few people. Say what you will about survival of the fittest or only caring about yourself; however united we stand and divided we fall is so true. Conservative is another word for only caring about yourself and not willing to help others.

Anonymous said...

how did you manage to type those words when you are so shortsighted?

wordkyle said...

224 - Funny you should mention helping others. Arthur Brooks did research -- that would be Syracuse University professor Brooks -- to find who gave more to help others, Conservatives or Liberals. What he discovered shocked him (as I'm sure it will you.)

On average, Conservatives gave 30% more money to charities than Liberals, despite an average income that is 6% lower. Conservatives also give more of their time and donate more blood than Liberals.

Care to rephrase your claim?

Anonymous said...

I have a feeling we will never here 11:41's rebuttal about the no bid contracts for Haliburton. He is like the drive by media. He throws out a falsehood and keeps on driving.

Anonymous said...

Bushy came to Texas, where did Cheney go? Iraq maybe to check out his investments?

chupacabra said...

11:41 you need to stay away from dailykos and huffingtonpost- that stuff will rot your brain.

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

Poor Bush, he never had a chance! That mean 'ol liberal press, those mean 'ol liberal weenies, all those poor compassinate conservatives crying their little conservative eyes out with all those salty tears for poor President W. Bush. Oh, the humanity of it all!
And the terrorist of 911 gave Bush that big bump in approval ratings causing the entire country to be united behind him. But like a used car salesman, there was the bait and switch.........

Anonymous said...

I never said I was a compassinate conservative.

Anonymous said...

I tried to conserve passion once. It didn't store well.

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

""Despite the multiple comments yesterday, I don't thing George Bush was "hated" from the start. It was his actions that caused his popularity to plunge.""

Wrong. The Dems and Libs never got over Gore's losing, no matter how many legitimate votes they threw out, no matter how many recounts they fudged to get their man ahead.

Two months into his term, they (again the Dems and Libs) were already calling the Economy the "Bush recession. Interesting, as he did not submit his economic plan until at least eight months later. Nice.

We are living in a country where the media, with its shared ideology and shared hatred for a man can not only debase an administration through a constant eight years of assault, but can achieve the election to the most powerful seat on the planet, the most radially liberal and completely under qualified man to ever hold the office.

The guy didn't even complete two years of his FIRST term as a US Senator for Christ's sake, and now he is President? If how that came to pass is not considered frightening in the extreme to people, we are well and truly in trouble.

Anonymous said...

Am I the only one that finds irony in thefact that the proud union comment is anonymous?

Anonymous said...

Yeah its a shame we aren't as unionized as they are up north. I got an idea, lets start a auto manufacturing company and create the strongest union in the country. It'll be great we can make thirty bucks an hour for sweeping the floor. Our bosses can just keep rolling over the rising costs to the consumer. Surely that will work.

Anonymous said...

932 is one of the ones so stupid some union has to help them. Vote Repug! You screwy wabbit.

Unattainable said...

I want to know why you are NOW mentioning the oath of the Presidency? It's been over 50 days ago and you people want to make remarks based on a cartoon? Make up your minds about the decision that YOU THE people made and get on with it! Damn... Oh and speaking of the anonymous blogger commenting on a particular bloggers identity, why are the mast majority of Barry's readers anonymous? Why can't you reveal yourselves? He is AS THE WRITER and I AM TOO as another blogger. No courage? Or maybe I should post the SAME MESSAGE as anonymous just to see the repercussions of my opinion? You know where to find me!