The Campaign For DA

11.21.2014

Random Friday Morning Thoughts



  • What a weird reaction to the President's immigration policy last night. The Far Right was all whipped into a frenzy beforehand, but when it came to challenging the merits after the speech, there was a whole How-Do-I-Denounce-This-Without-Coming-Off-As-A-Redneck-Racist vibe.
  • But there sure were a lot of radio/TV guys who became instant Constitutional experts last night. 
  • And what the President is proposing isn't radical. It's a prioritization of who gets to stay and who gets to go. It's analogous to what the Texas Parole Board does every day. (And if Gov. Perry told them, "Hey, for low level drug offenders, change your policy to give them 30 days to 1 good time if they qualify for good time so they'll be the first to make parole" -- there's nothing anyone could do about it.")
  • Sheriff Joe immediately announced he'll file a lawsuit to challenge the new policy. So did Greg Abbott. Man, that . . . uh . .. what's the phrase? Oh, yeah, "Speaks volumes." 
  • Was the Emancipation Proclamation an Executive Order? 
  • Facebook page of the Alvord kid injured in the wreck last night. Page of his female passenger.
  • There was quite the stir in Galveston yesterday when a guy was found not guilty of "keeping his son in the box." I'm not sure of the details, but it was interesting to note that the first trial ended in a mistrial when the judge wrote about the case on social media.   
  • Somehow Mrs. LL and the Junior in the House were able to see the new Hunger Games movie last night. 
  • When watching the silly action scenes in Man of Steel two days ago, I turned to The Junior and said, "Wouldn't it be cool if that gal from the Hunger Games showed up right now with her bow and arrows?"  From her confused expression, I need to work on my standup routine. 
  • BagOfNothing emailed me a couple of weeks ago telling me about the Serial podcast.  (It's from the folks behind This American Life and, basically, examines a criminal conviction and its validity.)  It's getting a heck of a lot of buzz and The Ticket spent a whole segment on it yesterday.  I can't believe I've ignored it. 
  • Country singer Ty Herndon announced he was gay yesterday? Didn't we kind of have a hint when he was arrested in the 1990s for exposing himself to a male cop in an Fort Worth park? 


51 comments:

Anonymous said...

The Emancipation Proclamation was a presidential proclamation. It has even less weight than an executive order, as it is merely a statement issued by the president. It has no effect as law, unless Congress authorizes it as such.

Wurdkyle said...

How-Do-I-Denounce-This-Without-Coming-Off-As-A-Redneck-Racist

How many times does that exact phrase goes thru the minds of conservative commenters here.

Zero times. Redneck racists don't care how they come off.

They read your blog... excuse me... they have someone read your blog to them, then they tell the person who does their reading and writing for them to write something about "Obammy," kiss their picture of Jesus on the mantle, hug their gun, put on their ridiculous cowboy hat, and head out to do a horrible job as a cop in another town.

wordkyle said...

"And what the President is proposing isn't radical." That comment in itself -- what's the phrase? -- "speaks volumes." The scope, scale, and breadth of Obama's move make it radical. Even the NY Times says this is "unprecedented."

What's really, really, really odd is that Democrats had the chance to do this legally by passing such legislation when they controlled Congress and the White House for two years. Yet they waited for an Obama imperial decree. Wonder why?

Anonymous said...

If Obama were white he would not be getting away with violating the Constitution. He would have never been elected President.

Anonymous said...

So now you're comparing executive amnesty to the Emancipation Proclamation?

Obama and the rest of the liberals are only excited about this because it's another opportunity to wean another minority group onto taxpayer-funded benefits (and, subsequently, more votes for the Democratic Party)

Anonymous said...

I've never heard of Ty Herndon, but it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out the men in modern day country music stopped being heterosexual a long time ago!

Anonymous said...

Much better men than you have stood their ground for the right to speak volumes.

You sir have not. Go back to what you do best...echoing everything you hear on the ticket.

Anonymous said...

Answer - Yes, the Emancipation Proclamation was an executive order. -- by a Republican President.

Katy Anders said...

It sounded to me like a prime time attempt to tell some demographics, "I feel your pain," and not much else.

Prioritization of deportations is more or less what they do now. The attorneys I work for always tell their undocumented/illegal/satanic/whatever clients, "Just don't get a DWI."

However, if he's letting them stay and work for up to 3 years as he says, that does sound like something different. Since H visas have fairly rigid requirements, he'd basically be creating an unofficial new kind of permit, wouldn't he?

Anonymous said...

Does the royal decree by Obammy mean that the fence jumpers at the White House can no longer be taken to jail, even though what they did was illegal?

Anonymous said...

The Emancipation Proclimation was an Executive Order, used during the civil war "as a fit and necessary war measure for suppressing said rebellion". So, it doesn't pertain to this Executive Order. But nice try using the age old liberal racist trick.

Anonymous said...

The midterm elections a couple of weeks ago, man...that...uh...what's the phrase? Something about talking really loud, oh yeah, speaks volumes.

Anonymous said...

Skippy, keep us posted on the trial of Terrence Bean, the San Francisco gay and abortion rights activist, that was an Obammy campaign bundler, that was just arrested for raping a 15 year old boy three times. He was so well liked by Obammy that he even got to ride on Air Force One.

Anonymous said...

On another topic, do Decatur cops have to go to Burger King at the same time. Yes, they have the right to a meal break, however, there were 5 police vehicles parked at Burger King this morning at 7:50.

It would be nice to see of few of those vehicles parked on 380 in the morning instead enforcing the speed limit that many motorists ignore. The speed limit from the Shell station to the Sheriff's office is 55 yet yesterday morning I had a trucker blow by me doing at least 75.

Anonymous said...

Actually what happened in the Ty Herndon incident was that he was using the restroom when a Cop saw him and asked if he was Bi and Ty not understanding exactly what the Cop had said, turned around said yes I'm Ty but he still had his hootie in his hand. Well the rest is history.

DF Fly on the wall

Anonymous said...

I wish I was young again so I could hook up with the RTG. Oh I'd still make the same mistakes as I did back then but at least I'd get me some good booger.

Anonymous said...

Worst RFMT ever.

DF Danny Balis.

Anonymous said...

To the pretend 'Wurdkyle"

You can't even come up with your own tagline and you have the audacity to imply the conservative READERS can't read. That 'speaks volumes'.

Anonymous said...

Who does Decatur play in football tonight?

Anonymous said...

Immigration problem is a EZ fix cut off all welfare to them and the ones not working will have go home and the ones working will stay here?

SpanishWarDonkey said...

I think that's enough internet for today.

Anonymous said...

Obama is rewarding those who have broken the law for at least five years. Reward the bad and punish the good. Hey, that's Barry Green's mantra.

Anonymous said...

And what the President is proposing isn't radical.

Wrong! It is radical and unconstitutional!

Anonymous said...

Country singer Ty Herndon announced he was gay yesterday? Didn't we kind of have a hint when he was arrested in the 1990s for exposing himself to a male cop in an Fort Worth park?

What make you think we care Mr. Herndon?

Keep the gay stuff to yourself!

Wurdkyle said...

@9:46

Your comment can only be descibed as... a gift! Wow, you have to be doing a bit, right? Pretending to be dumb when replying to a comment I made about conservatives being dumb. I'll pretend that you're being serious so that I may offer my retort:

1. I would be the real Wurdkyle, right? I would be the pretend Wordkyle. Understand? No? Have someone explain it to you.

2. Who here uses a tagline?

Tagline: noun \ˈtag-ˌlīn\
: a memorable phrase or sentence that is closely associated with a particular person, product, movie, etc.

So I'm supposed to come up with a slogan like 'Just do it' for Nike?

Ok... here goes my new 'tagline'

Wurdkyle: Unlike the commenter at 9:46, comprehends what the words 'pretend' and 'tagline' mean.

Kind of long, so for brevity's sake, how about this:

Wurdkyle: Got Milk?

Sam Brows said...

I'm no expert on immigration, but in trying to determine the veracity of the claim that Obama isn't doing anything that other Presidents did, it does look as if Reagan and Bush both took similar action. What distinguishes Obama's E.O. from those of his predecessors on this precise issue is the sheer magnitude of its sweeping nature. For one reason or another, whether you want to blame the aliens for ramping up their efforts, or our immigration folks for not doing their job, we have a ton more illegals in the country now than at any prior point in history, so Obama's actions effect a ton more people than those of Bush or Reagan. But what's stunning to me is the fact that our Emperor did this through a mandate two weeks after watching his party get its ass handed to it in the mid-term elections. God forbid the guy try to lead by going making an appearance at Capital Hill, proposing a specific bill, asking for Congress's help and working to get it passed. He's a tool.

Anonymous said...

Sad to see Obamy on TV last night. He comes off so caring, but did nothing the first year or two to clean up immigration problem after declaring it to be his #1 priority once elected. He had the majority in Congress, and yet waits until now. What's up with that!?!?!

Anonymous said...

It was Bush's Priority as well.
The conclusion however, even if you don't like Obama's EO is to PASS A BILL! Senate has passed a more conservative approach and all the House has to do is WORK....Pass a damn BILL and the EO is irrelevant. I want to drug test them there House of Representatives cause we are paying them $100,000 a year to do NOTHING! They should have to work to get paid. Pass a damn bill!

Anonymous said...

9:02

Ty Herndon is 52 years old.

Anonymous said...

Dingle-Barry secretly wants Sheriff Joe to spank him.

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately, I am afraid that we are going to see more of this from Obama. He is in his last two year's in office and just had the last election that we had to worry about. He doesn't care right now what the people think of him. He doesn't have to worry about being re-elected in two years from now.

I am afraid that he will make sure that he goes out with a bang!

Anonymous said...

What I thought was odd, was the local channels 8 and 11 did not carry the speech live.

Sam Brows said...

11:13 My crystal ball is in the shop this week for repairs, but my gut tells me that if I had it today, it would show me Congress passing a bill somewhat less broad than our President's EO, only to have him veto it because it isn't exactly what he wants. That's the sort of leadership he seems to be willing to offer. Sad.

Anonymous said...

To 'Wurdkyle'

The tagline Imitating Other Taglines

We’ve seen it all before…and that’s the crux of the problem: Me-too, cookie-cutter slogans. Why? Because being original and breaking new ground are scary propositions. Remember, the whole goal of a tagline is to illustrate what’s novel about yourself -- "

I guess what's novel about you is needing to be like someone else.
"

Wurdkyle said...

@11:43

Ok, now I KNOW you're doing a bit. There's no way this is real. Breaking new ground? In a blog's comment section?

Please tell me more! I'm fascinated! I'm serious, I want to know every thought rattling around in that noggin of yours!

Anonymous said...

When I grow up I want to be a illegal so I can get free stuff and not have to work and after getting away with the illegal part for 5 years I'm free to do it again only in Obammays world is this going to work

Anonymous said...

"Wurdkyle"

Save your breath. You will never "get it". As evidenced by all of your other comments.

Anonymous said...

11:43 Don't feed the animals. The only reason cigar smokin' Charlie wants to know all of the thoughts rattling around in your noggin is so he can co-opt them for himself.

Anonymous said...

The frightening part of your commentary Barry is that I think you truly believe Bam Bam has everyone's best interest at heart. This little dog and pony show was nothing but "trolling" the conservatives and a little sideshow to show the latino's that Dems really do care for them.
What color is the sky in your world Barry?

Anonymous said...

Obama got sent to his room a couple of weeks ago and last night he showed us; by throwing a fit and beating holes in the walls.

Anonymous said...

The frightening part of your commentary Barry is that I think you truly believe Bam Bam has everyone's best interest at heart. This little dog and pony show was nothing but "trolling" the conservatives and a little sideshow to show the latino's that Dems really do care for them.
What color is the sky in your world Barry?

Barry's sky is limitless. His gig is never ending. He doesn't really care what happens. The conflict is amusing to him. The lawyers sadly have corrupted and distorted our democracy beyond repair. The only thing that will fix this disaster is some form of revolution. You can guarantee one thing...Barry and his ilk will make sure they get their share and your's too.

wordkyle said...

1113 - "Pass a bill!" The question is, pass an immigration bill to do what? Enforce existing immigration laws? Strengthen the border? Refuse drivers licenses and green cards to those who eschewed legal documentation in the first place?

I suspect that "pass a bill" is your way of saying "give Obama whatever he wants."

Anonymous said...

12:41
Barry and his like were once called "Quislings".

Anonymous said...

Barry's sky is limitless. His gig is never ending. He doesn't really care what happens. The conflict is amusing to him. The lawyers sadly have corrupted and distorted our democracy beyond repair. The only thing that will fix this disaster is some form of revolution. You can guarantee one thing...Barry and his ilk will make sure they get their share and your's too.

Barry is not smart enough to remember the old, proverbial law of unintended consequences and is right now under the assumption that what is taking place will make his kids future more sound and promising.

Wurdkyle said...

@12:16

I don't think you "get" how to correctly use quotation marks.

@12:19

It's not a cigar, it's a left-handed cigarette.

Anonymous said...

It seems to me that these are some of the same comments the native americans were saying when all those boats started landing at Plymouth Rock and some such.

Anonymous said...

"Wurdkyle"

You just proved to me that that you don't "Get it".

12:16

wordkyle said...

218 - I'm sure you're right. So why shouldn't we take steps to avoid their fate?

Anonymous said...

Emancipation Proclamation was a military order. It was aimed at the states who were rebelling. It did not affect those border states who had slavery but remained loyal to the Union. It did not affect those states who had already been taken over by the Union, like Tennessee. The President also gave those states still rebelling 4 months to lay down their arms if they wanted to keep their slaves. On Jan. 1st, 1863 he ordered all slaves in states still rebelling free. He had no power to enforce it, but it did change the reason why the war was being fought. Comparing this to President Obama's executive order last night is just pure ignorance of history. Know your history and make sure your comparisons are equally weighted.

Anonymous said...

Take a look at what these rednecks have to say about the president's actions last night: http://www.conservativeblog.org/amyridenour/2014/11/21/black-activists-speak-out-against-obama-amnesty-agenda.html

Must be a bunch of Wise County residents.

Pi

Anonymous said...

From the above comments;

The emancipation proclamation did not grant welfare, free medical, free college or any other entitlement. It was actually a well played propaganda leaflet. To compare the 2 is ludicrous, or a typical liberal. One day all of the liberals will hide behind a republican because the "king" will start a peasant uprising.