The Campaign For DA

11.18.2014

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts




  • Stuff I don't care about that other people do: Radio stations 93.3 and 94.5 switched to "Classic Hip Hop" format over the weekend.  I'm just disturbed that Hip Hop has been around so long that there are now "classic" songs.  
  • Currently, Bridgeport ISD has 161 students in its English as a Second Language Program with "five denials" which, I think, means the parent wants the child in English only classes regardless of language proficiency.  
  • By the way, the Junior in the House received a 95 on her catapult project (actually, yes, a "Trebuchet" project). I learned two things: (1) Hitting the target on a bounce was acceptable, and (2) There might be some pretty laxed grading going on in public schools.
  • Charles Manson is getting married to a 26 year old. (Photos). We all support love, right? (And the funniest comment I read yesterday was: "Charles Manson is getting married? What is he, crazy?" ) No word yet on where they are registered. [Inappropriate locations considered as a joke were typed here and then deleted.]
  • Is it OK if I support that marriage more than the marriage of the parents of Honey Boo Boo?
  • Had someone call me this week who I know only because they were involved in a criminal case I tried 21 years ago this month. And it was about the case. 
  • A Miami Marlins player signed a contract yesterday for a $25 million a year for a guaranteed 13 years. Holy cow. Get this: This comes out to a little over $68,000 per calendar day
  • Has anyone ever compared professional sports to drugs? I mean, the American public will spend a great deal of valuable money and time to enter into an altered mental state for a few hours. 
  • The Junior in the House came up to me last night and asked me to name a "nonconformist song". I told her there's a million of them, but nothing was jumping into my head. She told me to cheat and use the Internet. I did and the first one that popped up was My Generation by The Who. "Yeah, that's definitely one." She asked intently: "Is that your choice?" Me: "Uh, yeah." And then she walked off. I wonder if that will come back to haunt me. 
  • I'm not all that interested about the allegations of Bill Cosby drugging women back in the day for sex, but someone dug up an old standup routine where he joked about women being drugged with the "Spanish Fly" and how excited he was to know of its existence. 
  • "Incoming [Texas] AG Ken Paxton returns another lawyer's $1,000 pen he picked up at courthouse metal detector." Dang it. He could have used it to sign a lawsuit to challenge that crazy federal law that tries to bring healthcare to the poor. 
  • This morning it was announced that Vikings' Adrian Peterson would be suspended for the rest of the season. I mention this only because I've held on to him all year long in my fantasy football team!!!!! I knew Roger Goodell should have been removed. The man is out of touch with my needs. 
  • Wouldn't there be less chance of violence in Ferguson if the Governor had not declared a State of Emergency before the grand jury's decision on whether to indict the officer?




51 comments:

Anonymous said...

Regarding the Ferguson National Guard being called out. Apparently they have intel concerning groups such as Ku Klux Klan and Black Panthers organizing.

Anonymous said...

Interestingly, Paxton returned the $1,000 pen only after the lawyer who lost it contacted the sheriff's office, who reviewed the video footage of the metal detector and saw Paxton pick the pen up and then contacted Paxton to get it back.

Sounds to me like Paxton wasn't in a hurry to find the owner of the pen.

But, in his defense, with all those $1,000 gold-encrusted Mont Blancs rolling around in his desk drawer, it must be easy to confuse one from another.

Anonymous said...

"Has anyone ever compared professional sports to drugs? I mean, the American public will spend a great deal of valuable money and time to enter into an altered mental state for a few hours."

The same goes for college sports my friends, it cost quite a bit of money to put a name on that new Baylor stadium. And while you may not be spending money, you are spending valuable time on your NFL fantasy football.

Anonymous said...

How come the government never activates the National Guard when it expects a jury or grand jury will make an announcement white people won't like?

Isn't that saying the government expects the worst out of black people?

wordkyle said...

"...that crazy federal law that tries to bring healthcare to the poor." No, the law (I assume you mean Obamacare) only brings health insurance to the poor. It also imposes high deductibles and high out-of-pocket expenses on the poor. It also imposes a tax on poor people who didn't get insurance, reducing their tax refunds.

Obamacare is also causing employers to stop hiring and to reduce hours so they don't face the tremendous cost of having to provide Democrat-mandated medical insurance for their employees. So poor people have even less take-home pay to buy other needed items, much less medical expenses.

So far some Americans have enjoyed the free handouts the government has given them, and who wouldn't enjoy a free cheeseburger? Starting next year, however, they'll begin to realize that Democrats actually burdened them with an extra expense.

Anonymous said...

One of the catchiest non-conformist songs ever was "I Feel Like I'm Fixin' to Die Rag" by Country Joe and the Fish. You youngsters can look that one up and see it performed in the Woodstock movie. Gimme an F...

Anonymous said...

Maybe the Missouri thing could be because we already have the Sharpton groups and such planning. Meanwhile, our Prez is meeting with Sharpton and telling them to "keep doing what you are doing."

Which side is the President on?

SpanishWarDonkey said...

Current temp. in Ferguson is 19° and feels like 4°. I'd imagine they had this one figured out a couple weeks ago and were able to keep it quiet until this first good cold snap. People are a lot less likely to gather outside for hours on end when it's bitterly cold than when it's 70-80 like when this whole thing started. Just my 2¢ though as I could be wrong.

Anonymous said...

As late as 2005 a woman sued Bill Cosby for drugging & raping her in 2004.

That's not back in the day, Green.

Has Cosby raped and drugged women every decade since the 1960's? It seems like it and again that is not back in the day.

Triple Fake... said...

the Mo gov's action is appropriately pre-emptive - there's bound to be some form of trouble regardless of the decision. Outside agitators will use this to stir up protests/riots.
The presence of the NG might cause some trouble itself, but you gotta go with the lesser of two evils here, so to speak

I think the more fitting question about the upcoming Manson nuptials would be: is the bride crazy?! The easy answer is to just take a look at who she wants to marry, but take a closer look into those vacant, just-short-of-crazy eyes and you have your answer

Anonymous said...

They should just make the announcement in Ferguson about the time people go to work. It will be old news time the rioters wake up.

DF Will Fair

Anonymous said...

Drugs/Football? I don't think so. However, there is is a hidden reason you enjoy it.

Football worship is due to Darwinism. We worship those among us who have primitive physical characteristics. Their bodies and brains are made for being hunter/gatherers. Most of them come from cultures less removed from our primitive ancestors. Very few have high IQ's. However, women want to mate with them due to primitive instincts that make them feel they and their offspring will be fed and protected. They are your heroes because the primitiveness inside you make you think that with them in your tribe you will be successful in your hunting and fighting. That will help you pass on your genes. This is what I learned in my 18 years of education.

Anonymous said...

I'm just disturbed that Hip Hop has been around so long that there are now "classic" songs.

Uhh, the 'classic' moniker generally attaches at about 10-15 years. Scorpions are well within that, and hip-hop has been around that long, easy.

Nothing to be upset about though. Hip-hop and rap are just black versions of country music. Except instead of losing wives in bars, they get shot or put in jail.

Is it OK if I support that marriage more than the marriage of the parents of Honey Boo Boo?

Funny thing is, gay people who haven't murdered people can't marry...

My Generation by The Who

'Signs' popped into my head first.

he joked about women being drugged with the "Spanish Fly" and how excited he was to know of its existence

Yo baby what's up?

DF Beastie Boys

AG Ken Paxton returns another lawyer's $1,000 pen he picked up at courthouse metal detector."

Isn't he up on other charges? Don't need to add theft to the list.

I knew Roger Goodell should have been removed. The man is out of touch with my needs.

Goodell didn't do it.



Rage

Anonymous said...

Apparently they have intel concerning groups such as Ku Klux Klan organizing.

Uhh, like the cops that were just outed as Klan members by Anonymous?

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

Re: Nonconformist Song - Easy. Try "We're from Texas" by Eleven Hundred Springs. Or "Screw you, we're from Texas" by Ray Wylie Hubbard

Re: Fergusen - Less Chance? We all know that this town will erupt in riots regardless of verdict. Too many outsiders have moved in to make their case on both sides of the issue.

Anonymous said...

I voted for the violence in Ferguson before I voted against it.

Anonymous said...

The RTG is OUT. Standing. today.

That's top drawer quality, right there. Also? Undeniably tasteful.

Anonymous said...

Nonconformist songs: 90% of my CD collection. Or, for something more popular, "Smells Like Teen Spirit" or "Another Brick in the Wall"

And Ferguson may not employ enough black police officers, but (from the newspaper) at least they have hired some as correctional officers...

Anonymous said...

A thousand dollar pen? And that coming from an ambulance chaser that blogs about an athlete making 68 thousand a day?

Anonymous said...

"Signs" by Buffalo Springfield is a good one.

CCR's "Fortunate Son" is what I thought of.

Anonymous said...

"He could have used it to sign a lawsuit to challenge that crazy federal law that tries to bring healthcare to the poor and unaffordable health care to the middle class brought to us by Johnny Gruber, Obammy's imaginary friend.

Anonymous said...

Twisted Sister - "We're Not Going to Take It"

Beastie Boys - "Fight for Your Right"

Anonymous said...

Nice, natural MILF-next-door RTG. Good job!

Anonymous said...

Anarchy in the UK is #1

DF Sid Vicious
DF Johnny Rotten

Anonymous said...

10:16 a.m.

"Signs" was the Five Man Electrical Band.

The Buffalo Springfield song you were trying to think of might be "For What It's Worth"

Anonymous said...

Has anyone ever compared professional sports to drugs?

Only you would think of a comparison so irrelevant.

Anonymous said...

CCR's "Fortunate Son" is what I thought of.

Nice. Adding to Spotify.

Rage

Anonymous said...

10:28, no punk song is #1 on any list, ever.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Everybody that talks about wordkyle commenting so much need to say something about the CHAPTERS rage writes on here!

gern blansten

Anonymous said...

"Wouldn't there be less chance of violence in Ferguson if the Governor had not declared a State of Emergency before the grand jury's decision on whether to indict the officer?"

A democratic governor trying to stir up racial trouble??
Go figure.

Anonymous said...

10:28, no punk song is #1 on any list, ever.

Rage

Anonymous said...

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Your daily due diligence

Anonymous said...

Rage

I didn't say it was #1, just non-conformist.

I don't listen to that crap either.

Anonymous said...

Came here for Wordkyle's clueless daily comment.

Left satiated!

Anonymous said...

Hey gern, were you thinking about me while I wasn't thinking about you?

Rage

Anonymous said...

161 in ESL? have they not noticed how many kids are leaving Bridgeport ISD?

wordkyle said...

111 - Did you learn something from my comment? Or did you remain ignorant?

Anonymous said...

The best rap album of all time came out in 1990 m'fn 1. NWA.

Anonymous said...

"yakety Yak" the Coasters

Anonymous said...

2:17

No, he means the useless crap that you once posted in your own blog that for some reason(seeking attention) you've decided to post on Barry's blog instead of your own(seeking attention).

You may as well post, "I need more cowbell" because everything you post fits into the same narrow category. That category is politics and your response is always the Republicans are the only solution for the future of this country. Every other organization is wrong. Period. End of story.

Bullshit...wait...I mean...More cowbell.

Anonymous said...

If you had said trebuchet instead of catapult at the beginning, I could have provided you with a pre-built model that scored 100%, 8 years ago.

Why do I still have it? You never know when a trebuchet will come in handy.

Anonymous said...

At least Gov. Jay Nixon is no Hillary Clinton when it comes to preparing for predictable violence. The four dead Americans killed at the hands of a spontaneous mob in Benghazi only wish he had been Secretary of State.

Anonymous said...

"Banners high we'll make demands for
Changing every thing we see
Down with all society stands for
Speak your mind,it's a free country"

Neil Diamond - The Non-Conformist Marching Song

Anonymous said...

Non-conformist song?
I Spent My Last Ten Dollars on Birth Control & Beer by Two Nice Girls

A classic!

DF David Crosby

wordkyle said...

454 - Yep, I post about politics when Barry mentions it on his blog. I have a slight connection to Wise County, but not enough to comment on local issues. So yes, by omission I comment almost exclusively on politics. As for my seeking attention, you may be right. But I have repeatedly recommended that those who don't appreciate my comments to a) Ignore them; b) Don't respond to them; and c) Don't mention my nom de plume. In other words, don't give me your attention.

On the other hand, BG allows me to rebut and refute the Liberal political drivel that appears in this forum, so I'm happy to do so. Readers who don't bother commenting are allowed to hear the opposing arguments. Why do you want to prevent people from being exposed to another viewpoint?

Anonymous said...

rage - not really. I just saw what seemed like one of your posts (that is to say, exhaustive), scrolled down for five minutes and saw the rage moniker at the bottom. I then moved on.....don't flatter yourself!

gern blansten

Anonymous said...

5:44

That may possibly be the most intelligent post you've ever made on Barry's blog.

Keep up the good works and post less.

wordkyle said...

809 - Ignore my comments and there will seem to be fewer of them.

Anonymous said...

Wordkyle needs to change his avatar to the Bubble Boy because he lives inside his own bubble of reality.

Anonymous said...

839,

And do you have anything to add of value?

Does not seem so. Obamacare is even less popular now than when it was introduced.

It represents the very worst of any political system.

What has been done in this country is that the very poor gets Medicaid, which is worthless.

The simply poor get money to help with insurance costs, but they cannot afford the $5000 deductible of the cheapest plan.

Cannot keep your Dr. Cannot keep your original plan. All lies, deception to simply garner more control over the lives of the citizenry.

So please, you go away, and take socialism with you.

Anonymous said...

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$60 or more for virus protection per year (maybe).
Firewall service = slower speeds= less productive utilization.
Buy a new computer very other year or so for $400 mas o menos.

OR

Buy a Mac for around 1000 bucks and get at least 10 years of nearly flawless service like the one that is being used to type and post this.