The Campaign For DA

1.09.2015

Random Friday Morning Thoughts



  • I didn't know there was a Texas Music Office which is an actual government entity in Austin.  Any way, it has had one director for the last 25 years. Then Gov. Abbott fired him yesterday.  (I wonder if Abbott will hire Lawrence Welk IV or someone like that?)
  • The other day I meant to say Bill O'Reilly didn't really write Killing Kennedy but only slapped his name on it for publicity. I called him a "ghostwriter". Wordkyle pointed out that word means the exact opposite of what I intended. He was exactly right. 
  • The most "diverse" new congress in our nation's history is 80% white, 80% male, and 92% Christian.
  • The Sixth Grader in the House was doing the "drop an egg from nine feet" without breaking it experiment last night. I think she went through a lot of eggs. 
  • Newsweek had a cover story on the accuracy of the Bible a couple of weeks ago. Stuff like that really interests me but the subject is sure a lightning rod. Last time I checked there were over 2,500 comments.
  • Elvis Presley played what is now the Fort Worth Cowtown Coliseum in Northside four times while age 20/21.
  • Ted Cruz reported for jury duty this morning. If he ends up on a criminal jury panel, the defense lawyer should automatically be given an extra strike. 
  • Economic news this morning: Unemployment down to 5.6%. 
  • Things are getting confusing in France this morning. They've got the two remaining terrorists cornered but now we've learned they have a hostage.  And now there's a second hostage situation which involves the guy who shot a police officer the day after the Charlie Hebdo massacre.
  • I read some of the background on the Leroy Burch/John Yarbrough scandal yesterday after I linked to a federal appellate opinion. There was definitely some bad stuff going on, but the U.S. Attorney's really had to shoehorn it through some vague federal statutes to make it a federal case. (Basically every federal crime has to impact interstate commerce for the feds to have jurisdiction.) 
  • Jimmy Johnson is one of the 15 finalists for the the NFL Hall of Fame but most think his career was too short.  But hasn't the NFL allowed "other contributions" to count? I mean, he's been a fixture on Fox pre-game for over a decade. 
  • The NFL sanctioned "independent investigation" found that the NFL never had possession of the Ray Rice elevator video. I wonder if the authors wrote their conclusions their first day on the job. What a charade.  
  • Guy saves drone from going in water. Kinda funny. But look closely in the background at 1:24. What is that creature going under the bridge? Alligator? Snake? Loch Ness Monster? That sucker is big. 
  • Kind of odd that the Morning News and Star-Telegram both went with the same old picture today and the same "Frozen in Time" headline:





48 comments:

Anonymous said...

"The most "diverse" new congress in our nation's history is 80% white, 80% male, and 92% Christian."

So?

We were the ones who sent them there, so what's your point, other than trying to stir up a load of liberal p.c. bull crap?

Does BG feel guilty for being white?

Anonymous said...

RTG is super cute, but something tells me she's still in high school.

Anonymous said...

Newsweek should investigate the accuracy of the Koran.

I'm sure that would go over well!

I wonder why Newsweek singled out the accuracy of the Bible and not "If you like your health care plan then you can keep it."

Anonymous said...

Alligator? In England? They are ducks you moron.

Anonymous said...

It was two ducks going under the bridge. Nothing to see there. Move along.

Anonymous said...

Regarding the Congress--maybe they stand a chance on getting stuff done in a positive manner! :-)

Nah! Even if they were 100% "the same", I have confidence they would still find a way to "gridlock"!!

Anonymous said...

BG loves touting the lower unemployment rate, but he does so without context, proving he has a political agenda and cares little about truth!

Anonymous said...

Wordkyle is always right!

Anonymous said...

Barry is obsessed with race.

Anonymous said...

Don't you know Jerry is getting a twist in his shorts that Jimmy might make the Hall of Fame before him. Would be be priceless and fun to observe on installation day.

DF Tex Schramm

Anonymous said...

Bible? The Lord speaks to me through a 60" Sony LCD television. That and a stack of crisp 100 dollar bills.

DF Joel Osteen

Triple Fake... said...

Your average lawyer should know there's an exclusion (or is it exemption?) to serving on a jury for members of the lege.
If neither side struck him, it would mean they wanted lots of publicity for their trial, because that's what would happen if he served on any jury.
Don't lawyers/politicians get struck as a rule just to prevent them from gumming up the works?

Anonymous said...

@ 8:59

If by "right" you mean "a total douche," then yes, Wordkyle is always right.

Seymore said...

"Things are getting a little confusing in France this morning."

Yes...France wants to negoiate its surrender to the terrorist...

Anonymous said...

1. ted cruz jury / extra strike......c'mon man
2. why are you so obsessed with race?
3. surprised you didn't mention Obo's new experiment in socialism....free community college. frankly I paid for my two kids.....someone else can pay for the rest of America and it's illegal immigrants.

Anonymous said...

Anon 8:59
The official unemployment rate is bogus, fudged, made up, fictitious.
Look at labor force participation rates published by the St. Louis Fed for a truer read on the economy
Currently around 63%, very close to rates under Carter.
DH

wordkyle said...

The actual unemployment rate is still much higher than the "official" rate that's announced. But at this point, everyone realizes that.

I repeatedly bring up the Labor Force Participation Rate (the lowest since 1978) to help fight the numbed acceptance of having been repeatedly deceived by headlines touting the "improving" unemployment rate the last several yeas.

There's no doubt that the economy is starting to look better, six years after Obama took office. By now, however, it's apparent that the American economy is improving in spite of his efforts and not because of them. Oil production (on private land) is pushing the economy upward. Obama's certainly done his best to prevent that.

Anonymous said...

News flash Barry!
Congress was elected by the people and is DIRECTLY representative of the people demographically.
That is for now, I might add. Never know with Mr Pen and sail phone in charge.
And yes Rage--it is sail phone to the gimmedats.

wordkyle said...

923 - What an odd thing to say. What compelled you to say it? A dislike for me, obviously, but what else?

859 - Your mission has already been accomplished, dude. Thanks for everything.

Anonymous said...

If you think you can post a cute, hot babe like that to make me like this blog just because I am a conservative that despises you lib tards, well, you are correct!

Anonymous said...

Alligator? In England? They are ducks you moron.-8:57

England? They're in The Netherlands you moron.

Anonymous said...

The problem is that Americans elect representatives and such to represent us, but they fail us every time because they are nothing other than Full Time Lobbyists.

They don't care about us. They never have.

Anonymous said...

I've had both lawyers and legislators on my juries. Only an idiot always excludes certain types of people. Except USPS workers and teachers. They're too plaintiff-oriented and have huge entitlement complexes.

Anonymous said...

Truly Barry, you haven't a clue if O'Reilly penned the book or not...nor if Shakespeare penned the work attributed to him. Please.

Anonymous said...

Barry does not care about the truth. That is what he was taught in law school. The ability to lie about facts and make it sound believable is what makes a good defense attorney. His job is to get a guilty person acquitted. The problem is that he carries that into the rest of his life.

Anonymous said...

The most "diverse" new congress in our nation's history is 80% white, 80% male, and 92% Christian.

Obama's campaign staffs had similar demographics to Congress except for the percentage of Christians.

Liberal enclaves like Seattle Washnigton and Portland Oregon are mostly white and asian.

The tech industry is mostly white and asian with few blacks.

There aren't many blacks in the media.

The demographics of the best public schools? Do I really have to spell it out for you, Green?

Blacks are being pushed out of San Francisco and the New York borough of Manhattan. Again these are mostly liberal places.

Legal immigrants coming to America like the Chinese and Bosnians want to live almost anywhere other than majority African-American cities.

There are 40 crimes committed against white people for every one white on black crime. 40 to one and blacks claim that whites are waging war against the noble blacks/African Americans.

Green, you should move to Ferguson and then maybe someone will take your drivel seriously.

Anonymous said...

Barry needs to quit taking pictures of girls in daycare.Even though she does have very nice tatas.

Anonymous said...

Same as @10:40

There are 40 crimes committed against white people for every one white on black crime

Blacks commit 40 crimes against white people for every one white on black crime.

Corrected for your enjoyment.

Anonymous said...

10:08 -- Right on about both postal workers and teachers being poor jurors; I don't trust them on criminal cases, either.

Anonymous said...

@929; funny comment. It does however, has truth to it.

Anonymous said...

All this love for Barry today. Awesome!

RatherBeSailing said...

Elvis also played the " Big D Jamboree" at the old Sportatorium in Dallas for $ 50 a night back then.

Anonymous said...

89% of lawyers are white. That is a racist profession.

Anonymous said...

9:41 if he was trying to attract you, he would publish a picture of a cute, hot boy.

Anonymous said...

50% of congress are lawyers. I actually thought it was higher. When you add the bankers and finance people its like 80% +

A little factoid for you

Anonymous said...

Peace and trust can win the day,
despite of all your losing.

Sam Brows said...

8:57 Very Funny

RTG looks like she has an amoeba crawling on her belly

Jimmy in Hall of Fame before Jerry would be well deserved and worth watching on TV. The NFL Hall of Fame has 19 members selected as "Contributors". According to the By-Laws, they are admitted for "outstanding contribution to professional football in a capacity other than playing or coaching." Only one was not an Owner or Team administrator of some sort: Ed Sabol, founder of NFL Films.

I'd love to hear Barry's thought on this: an attorney in Florida, where DWI Checkpoints are suddenly a dig deal, is advising his clients to stick their D.L., Registration, and Proof of Insurance in a baggie on the outside of the vehicle and roll up the window, thereby keeping the police from "smelling to odor of alcohol" or "hearing slurred speech". Good tactic or bad?

Anonymous said...

What's important now is the magazines and other media deliberately continue to publish cartoons that deeply and violently offend hundreds of millions of people, whether you find it offensive or not, no matter how many times those that are offended express anger over it and ask that it stop. Do you suppose there would be ANY sympathy for me if I drew a cartoon that would deeply disturb even the most patient and saintly African American because I thought it was funny or it was "just a joke", stood in the middle of a black neighborhood in Ferguson, and showed it to little kids playing outside; and I got beat up or killed by an angry mob? No. "He sure asked for that"..."He sure deserved that" most would say. "What an idiot"..."Darwin at work"...would be your comments.

wordkyle said...

1157 - So your viewpoint is that it's okay to make fun of groups that you're pretty sure won't kill you? That's a good argument for Christians to begin killing their critics, wouldn't you say? "Darwin at work"?

Anonymous said...

News flash Barry!
Congress was elected by the people and is DIRECTLY representative of the people demographically.

This is true but to run for congress or senate requires millions of dollars and while they have a 9% approval rating we fools keep voting them right back in....its a perfect system with no bias at all!

Anonymous said...

Yes 12:27-- explains why Sheila Jackson Lee, James Clyburn, Maxine Waters and such got elected into their districts.
Thanks for clearing that up!

Anonymous said...

RTG looks like she has an amoeba crawling on her belly

That's not an amoeba...

Rage

Anonymous said...

Is a racist one who judges people by the color of their skin?

Anonymous said...

That RTG is too young, but she's got it going on. And you know that she's a little dirty, because of the tat.

They can lie and claim that they have meaning, but we all know that the tat in the pubic area means that she is dir. Ty.

ludwig von drake said...

loch ness indeed... also known as the rare Dutch Alligator

Anonymous said...

That's not an amoeba.
It is ringworm from her kitty.

Anonymous said...

Note that headline item where new Gov Abbott doesn't like local jurisdictions creating their own laws. However, he doesn't like the Feds making laws the state has to follow.
I guess its ok for Abbott to decide but somehow objects when the Feds make regulations for him.

Brandon said...

I think you missed the most damning aspect of the Mueller (as in former FBI director, not an NFL cronie) report. The NFL would've been really screwed if it was discovered that they had seen the video. By not finding any evidence that they had ever seen it, now they just look completely incompetent. 4 different entities were able to get their hands on the video, but the NFL never thought to ask the casino?