The Campaign For DA


Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts

  • Christmas seemed to come early this year. Or, maybe, the older you get, time flies faster. 
  • I received some vintage looking Ray-Bans and a vintage (authentic) LBJ bumper sticker for Christmas. Both are beyond fantastic 
  • I've always thought a movie could be made about the "woman caught in adultery" from the Bible. Take a little poetic license about the back story, and then end with a big finish of Jesus writing something in the dust. 
  • 38 dead in a suicide bombing in Baghdad. 
  • The Interview is now going to be shown on Christmas Day. I'm not prepared to believe it, but was all of this controversy just a publicity stunt? 
  • For some reason I ended up watching Deliverance in the middle of the night. It's beyond fantastic, isn't it?
  • Mrs. LL caught me watching Deliverance in the middle of the night. She didn't say anything but she did release the dogs on me. 
  • But after watching the movie,  I couldn't stop thinking about Smokey and the Bandit or the Seinfeld episode of Jon Voight's pencil.
  • BagOfNothing went on a pro-Obama rant this morning. Go get him!!!!
  • The economy under a President is nothing but luck, and it had no where to go but up when he took office. But I wanted President Obama to do three things: Get out of Iraq, get out of Afghanistan, and close Gitmo.  I'll take two out of three. But I might get all three by the time everything is said and done. 
  • Khalid Sheikh Mohammed has been confined for over 10 years without a trial. We are so better than that. 
  • I got hooked into a Lifetime movie yesterday about babies getting switched at birth. I need to learn to just walk away. (But it had the kid from Little House In The Prairie in it. And she played the uppity rich mom! How you gonna walk away from that?) 
  • Mrs. LL isn't a crier. Seriously. She can experience deep emotions but she'll never cry. (Her words, not mine.) 
  • Heck, I'll cry during a Charlie Brown's Christmas.
  • I've always loved Christmas Eve more than Christmas Day. As with anything, the anticipation is more fun than the moment. Oh ....... Merry Christmas. 


Anonymous said...

Yes, closing Gitmo and releasing prisoners is great!
Did you hear the one about releasing a Saudi prisoner a little while back then turning around and putting a $5,000,000 bounty on his head because he immediately went back and started up the same mischief and mayhem?

Ernest T said...

I got hooked into a Lifetime movie yesterday about babies getting switched at birth. I need to learn to just walk away. (But it had the kid from Little House In The Prairie in it. And she played the uppity rich mom! How you gonna walk away from that?)

So you were watching a movie on the Lifetime Channel huh? Better turn in your man card right now, if you ever even had one!

Anonymous said...

I used to support the Salvation Army until it was revealed they support abortion and birth control and they have a connection to Planned Parenthood.

Anonymous said...

Pulling out of Iraq has led to the deaths of thousands so far. The country was stable.

Pulling out of Afghanistan will lead to the deaths of untold numbers.

Releasing Taliban commanders from Gitmo will lead to the deaths of thousands.

KSM sawed off Daniel Pearls head while he was alive.

Why did you want this Barry?

Anonymous said...

@8:43 Source please. I think you read some bs on a hater blog.

Ernest T said...

While we are closing Gitmo, might as well go ahead and shut down Huntsville and release everyone in there. It will work out about the same.

The people in Gitmo have not changed. The second you release them, they will go right back to what they were doing that got them in Gitmo in the first place.

Our administration is more concerned with making political points with their constituency than doing what is best for our country.

Anonymous said...

We are so better than that.

I agree. We should have given him the needle right after we figured out that he had no more information to share. We've spent a lot of money on that fool.

Anonymous said...

Coming in just under the wire for 2014

Anonymous said...

I'm sure KSM's lawyer has nothing to do with the delay. One more reason these a-holes shouldn't be treated as anything but combatants.

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas. Thanks for another year of letting us into your playpen.

My Christmas wish is for jarhead to come back.

Football guru

wordkyle said...

"I wanted President Obama to do three things" - Since Obama had to re-introduce troops to Iraq after he withdrew them, does he get credit for that one? Also, if the world becomes a noticeably more violent and dangerous place because of Obama's actions, do you still consider it a win for your side?

Anonymous said...

8:43 - You're opposed to birth control? Welcome to the club.

DF former Pope Benedict

Anonymous said...

8:43 - you need to go to the Salvation Army website and read their statement on abortion. You are mistaken.

Anonymous said...

No way the Sony movie situation was a prank.

Conspiracy theories... they are so fun to think about.

Anonymous said...

You give Khalid Sheikh Mohammad the benefit of the doubt but not Darren Wilson? Wow!!!

Anonymous said...

Obama, Jinping, Putin and others are soon to tell commoners the truth and put the elites in deep cesspools.

Sting - If You Love Somebody Set Them Free

Anonymous said...


He didn't say Mohammad was deserving the benefit of the doubt, he was saying being held 10 years without a trial is the embarrassing.

Work on the reading comprehension, sport.

Anonymous said...

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed has been confined for over 10 years without a trial. We are so better than that."

FINALLY!! Something we agree on! Shouldn't keep his type locked up for ten years. Could have hung him back then and saved a bundle. Good thinking Barry.

Anonymous said...


He's not talking about releasing them, he's talking about bringing them to trial.

You know...that whole right to a speedy trial thingie in the 6th amendment.

I agree the guy is guilty as sin but at least process him thru the courts, THEN lock him up for good.

Anonymous said...

POW's are held for the duration of the war. They are not covered under rights granted to citizens under our constitution.

Anonymous said...

can anyone please remind me why did obama win the Nobel Peace Prize?

Anonymous said...

10:31 Nice try bucko but he clearly shows compassion for terrorists on a regular basis while deriding American citizens. Giving a terrorist due process is giving them the benefit of the doubt and the benefit of something they have not earned and do not deserve. We should execute them with impunity; they deserve no protection under our Constitution.

Why do you love terrorists so much?

Anonymous said...

10:35...Why do you feel that terrorists/enemy combatants that are not American citizens deserve this? Why should the 6th amendment apply to them?

Anonymous said...

So you were watching a movie on the Lifetime Channel huh? Better turn in your man card right now, if you ever even had one!

What card? he needs to do a blood test.

Anonymous said...

10:25 - Barry has different goals than you and I.

Anonymous said...

For some reason I ended up watching Deliverance in the middle of the night.

Was Deliverance considered too racy for Bridgeport in 1972 when the movie was released? Or did it hit too close to home? Like George Dubya Bush would say, heh heh heh.

Anonymous said...


Not a love of terrorists, I have a deep believe in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

I know how confusing English can be, read slower, take your time.

Anonymous said...


The Constitution says "We the people" not "We the United States Citizens".

The Constitution and the Bill of Rights apply to all on US soil.

Kind of like when a dude from Germany gets caught shoplifting(allegedly) at the Walmart in Decatur. He has a right to a lawyer and a speedy trial, even though he is not a US citizen.

wordkyle said...

1208 - For clarity, the preamble to the Constitution says "We the people of the United States." One could argue that its rights and privileges apply only to those who agree to live under the auspices of the U.S. Constitution, such as your German shoplifter in Decatur. Have the Gitmo detainees agreed to that?

Anonymous said...

Can we get off this Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, we had another black kid killed by a racist cop in St Louis last night. Maybe a grand jury will get it right this time.

Anonymous said...

12:08, so if the United States ever get invaded by a foreign country each enemy captured on American soil gets a trial by jury?

Anonymous said...


Just like all robotic liberals, you left out a very important part to meet your own agenda. The preamble of the constitution reads in part --

"We the people of the United States...".

POW's are NOT people of the United States. You libs just make it so easy.

Good try Dumbo.

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

Re: KSM - Terrorist. Bad Guy. Don't care if we hold him 100 years without trial.

Anonymous said...


Deliverance was shown at the old Eagle drive-in in Decatur.

I saw the first 15 minutes. After that, the windows were too fogged up to see out of.

Anonymous said...

10 Years and no trial for KSM? I will stab that mofo to death with a sharpended butter knife for free.

DF GW Bush

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family!! Paula Tolle

Anonymous said...

12:04 I am glad you have a "deep believe" in the Constitution. Your command of the English language is truly impeccable btw...ha!!! I have a DEEP BELIEF in it and the fact that it should never pertain to enemy combatants who concoct terrorist plots on US soil from afar, assassinate journalists, finance terror abroad, and train children to murder.

12:08 You, like the previous asshat, seem to think these folks were caught in the US. Some were, but many, like KSM, were picked up in places like Pakistan. Why in the f@ck should "We the People" (you conveniently left out the "of The United States of America" part that follows) extend to terrorists we capture on foreign soil in the commission and planning of terror attacks on US soil and abroad?

Maybe you should read a little beyond "WE THE PEOPLE" and also realize I am not talking about some clepto Kraut at Wally World or you huffing paint in the basement of your parents trailer home. (Somehow this Wally sausage caper must hit close to home for you...cousin/boyfriend maybe? How many folks use "allegedly" in a hypothetical? Odd clarification)
"We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."

Anonymous said...

Hey Bu...

Merry Christmas.

Steve & Lorie(your favorite Peewee football cheerleader)

Matt G said...

"The economy under a President is nothing but luck, and it had no where to go but up when he took office. But I wanted President Obama to do three things: Get out of Iraq, get out of Afghanistan, and close Gitmo. I'll take two out of three. But I might get all three by the time everything is said and done."

And before pulling out of Iraq, Obama signed off on a surge of 50k more troops for a while.

SIX. YEARS. And we're still in Afghanistan, and still housing people in Gitmo without a legal reason.

These were issues that our sitting President ran on. Six years into office, and he still hasn't made it a reality.


Anonymous said...

can anyone please remind me why did obama win the Nobel Peace Prize?-11:06 AM

He ended racism in America. The SCOTUS agreed and overturned the 1965 Voting Rights Act.

Anonymous said...

Yes, yes, Obama has turned out to be perfect. He may be the Messiah so those Republicans better watch out. Look at what he's done with the economy! According to Bush, the USA was supposed to go into a depression! I mean, LOL! I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that Obama has more in common with Jesus than God himself! Praise Obama! Praise his Holy Name!

Anonymous said...

9:00 Iraq stable are you serious, you're like the officer in Nam that said to save the village we had to destroy it.

Anonymous said...

I Origins (2014)

I recommend this movie for those with soles.

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas, BG.

I agree with about half of what you say here, but I love your blog and I truly appreciate what you do.

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family! I appreciate the entertainment you provide - thank you!

Anonymous said...

2:08 (First one)

And that last paragraph, applies to all on US soil.

You seem to have reading comprehension issues.

Thank you for making the point for me.

BTW, "of The United States of America", "of America" is not part of the Preamble.

So, since you made a mistake, everything you posted is wrong.

Anonymous said...


I don't know any of them personally.

Do you?

What is your issue processing them thru the Judicial system?

Please don't just post of bunch of links, just explain why they should not be charged with a crime by the DA run their cases by a Grand Jury. If the Grand Jury decides to indite them, fine, then get them legal representation and have a trial.

For bonus points, please explain why the 6th amendment does not apply.

Basically locking people up for 10 years without a trial reflects very badly on the USA's "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" motto.

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas, LL. Thanks for everything.

wordkyle said...

858 - My comment pertained to whether Gitmo detainees are guaranteed constitutional rights in the first place, when they have no connection to the U.S. Constitution. You make the assumption that they are and want specifics. In that sense, you're a little off-topic.

However, as an intellectual exercise, let's look at your points.
"What is your issue processing them thru the Judicial system?"

1. If the detainees are jihadis with terrorist connections, then the jury, judge, and all court personnel are potential targets. Terrorist are indiscriminate by definition.
2. Using the court system, defendants would be able to call all sorts of witnesses to testify, thereby exposing them to terrorist retaliation.
3. When/if a witness (an informer, say) is in another country, inability of the court to produce that witness could force the release of someone we know is guilty (and dangerous) through a technicality.

Those are just a few objections that quickly come to a layman's mind. Someone more expert on the subject could come up with many more.

I do agree with you that ten years of detention for Gitmo guests without any process involving their ultimate disposition is ridiculous. If that has happened, then it most certainly should be addressed so it doesn't happen again.

Anonymous said...


So, the 3 bullets you listed. What is the difference between terrorists taking action and let's say, your common Blood...or Crip...doing the same thing?

What if an ex-JP in say....Kaufman County...decided to take vengeance on a county DA. Could that happen?

The answer is there is no difference. My spouse was on a jury for a double-homicide trial about 10 years ago. She is still concerned to this day that someone will find out her name and seek her out for retaliation.

wordkyle said...

137 - Well, your "the answer is no difference" is a little off the mark. As far as I can remember neither the Bloods nor the Crips have attacked a school and killed 100 people, mainly children. They haven't yet bombed public places purely to create terror. To the extent that American gang members (and government officials) are prone to violence, I contend that terrorists are 100x more so, based on what they've done in the past.

Anonymous said...


How many people do you think the bloods and the crips have killed over the years, homie? In the good ol' US of A on top of that. Are you saying bloods and crips wouldn't take revengeful actions against judges, DAs and juries? Are you really that stupid?

Once again you selectively choose a single point to respond to and ignore the others for which you have no counter. That's why I have zero respect for you and your views.

You're intellectually helpless unless you can find and post a link that supports your view.

wordkyle said...

329 - Your comparison of American gangs with Islamic terrorists is ludicrous, but that's the road you chose to travel. If you want to compare body counts, I'll wager that Islamic terrorists take that prize. My earlier observation -- a magnitude of 100:1 -- may not be far off.

For the sake of not writing War and Peace, I didn't address revelations of informers and/or witnesses that your suggestion would allow. I also didn't address your "6th Amendment" comment because it calls for a jury from the district where the crime was committed. Does that actually seem sensible to you?

As you line up your inane ideas, I can knock them down. But don't expect me to address all your stupidity in one comment -- the internet's not that big.