The Campaign For DA

1.22.2015

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts



  • Jalapeno question: I can eat a Subway sandwich with several jalapenos on it with no problem. A little hot, but I like it. But if I buy a jalapeno at the grocery store and eat a slice of it, even if cut razor thin, my mouth erupts in fire. What's the difference? 
  • The Dallas Observer had a great post yesterday of corruption within the University Texas Law School (including its former dean) and how the Texas Tribune, "the on-line news service that has received hundreds of thousands of dollars in grants from the University of Texas System, blew off [a] new report as old news and basically not much to talk about." It was basically about a slush fund for the dean. 
  • Look, I have some hesitation letting some comments go through that are critical of certain aspects of the Bridgeport High School basketball team. But, as I have always done, I want to expose racism to those who blindly don't believe it exists. And, man, some of you over the last two days have acted like you live in 1950 Mississippi. (And you can't imagine some of the comments that I killed. )
  • 1,715 TV series aired in 2014. That is crazy.
  • That said, set the DVR: On January 27th, HBO will broadcast Night Will Fall. It "explores the background to what took place in 1945 when Allied soldiers, newly trained as camera operators, were sent into Germany to record what they found during the liberation of camps such as Bergen-Belsen, Dachau and Auschwitz." The footage almost became a documentary after WWII (Alfred Hitchcock was involved) but it was shelved. And that footage has never been seen until now. They say it is haunting. 
  • Troy Aikman on the Ticket this morning said that a new football is used on every play in the Super Bowl because the last used ball becomes a "commemorative football." I'll take his word on that, but I've never heard of Super Bowl commemorative football (advertised as "actually used in the game!") for sale on e-Bay or anywhere else. 
  • There are places in the metroplex where gas jumped 25 cents a gallon yesterday. 
  • The Assistant DA from Dallas who was arrested a couple of weeks ago for DWI and went on a rant towards the officers has now officially been canned
  • There's a murder trial going on in Jacksboro where the defendant is representing himself with two "standby attorneys" from Decatur appointed to help him if he wants it. Day one. Day two. This morning he will testify by having one of the two lawyers read questions to him exactly as he (the defendant) has written them. It has the potential to be a train wreck. 
  • Baylor played a basketball game last night, in the middle of the conference part of the schedule, against some school named Huston-Tillotson. Who is that? Why are they playing a school with an enrollment of 900? Answer: It was supposed to be part of a "Coach Carter" movie that fell through but they played the game anyway. (Baylor was only ahead by one at halftime). 
  • The house of Adam Lanza (the Sandy Hook killer - or alleged Sandy Hook killer for you False Flag nuts) will be demolished. But, man, that's a nice house on two acres. 
  • "Police in a Mexican border city said Wednesday that a drone overloaded with illicit methamphetamine crashed into a supermarket parking lot." Now that's some American type ingenuity by our friends south of the the border. 
  • WBAP's Hal Jay this morning: "Ann [his wife] and I don't have any secrets from each other as far as I know." Think about that statement.
  • WBAP's Brian Estridge this morning pointed out that the President ended the State of the Union with "and God bless this country we love” instead of "God bless America."  Estridge then said he "wasn't offended by that" which caused me to become very confused. Then he followed it up by saying "some people" wonder what country the President was referring to. Incredible. 
  • For 64 years, the Texas Senate (31 members) required a 2/3rds majority (21 votes) before a bill could be bought up for debate and a vote. Yesterday, that was scrapped and now there is a 3/5ths rule (which will require only 19 votes.) Want to know the current make-up of the Senate: 20 Republicans. 11 Democrats.  Get ready, folks. 


72 comments:

Anonymous said...

Fresh jalapinos lose their hotness after pickling or regrigeration.

Anonymous said...

Subway jalapenos are"pickled" in vinegar... grocery store jalapenos are fresh... you are a wuss...

Anonymous said...

"Get ready folks"? These Texas senators are only there because most of those "folks" want them there, doing whatever it is the folks are supposed to "get ready" for. Maybe the folks ARE READY already.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous comments give people a huge soap box to explode their racist statements they cannot speak in public...of course some do anyway. But it is total freedom to let off steam to make themselves feel important and powerful...better to ignore them or they only get worse...you just gave them a spotlight to continue...you should know that.

Anonymous said...

8:39, wouldn't you agree that all javelinas should be regurgitated?

Anonymous said...

You never have any black RTGs.

I reported you to Al Sharpton.

I hope you have some shakedown money!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the heads up about the HBO film. Will definitely have to set the DVR. My question is do you think this actual footage will be dismissed by the idiots that claim that that the Holocaust never happened?

Anonymous said...

pickled dumb ass

Anonymous said...

Blame A&M for developing mild jalapenos for Pace. It's not nice to fool with Mother Nature.

Anonymous said...

I noticed the gas collusion yesterday too. Stations that were 1 to 15 cents up or down from each other were suddenly ALL $1.89 across the board. I think they figured 1.60+ was too good for us so they all agreed to raise it. Fine, but it keep it there until oil hits $100 a barrel again, bastards.

Anonymous said...

I think it's hilarious that grown adults have problems with the race of some of Bridgeports basketball team . Number one, the kids in high school with them have no problems. They have fit right in. Number two, they're winning!
My son would have loved to be in the position when he played ball for Bridgeport. The adults need to shut up and leave the kids alone.

Anonymous said...

LOL 8:48 yes and so should typos 8:39

Anonymous said...

Is it racism to express your feelings about a particular race or is it racism if you act out against a particular race that affects them negatively?

Anonymous said...

RTG: Good job BG.

Anonymous said...

"Human dignity is the same for all human beings; when I trample on the dignity of another, I am trampling on my own."
Pope Francis

Peace, love & can't we all just learn to get along.

Anonymous said...

RTG = A plus

Anonymous said...

If someone shows me they have dignity, I'll be glad not to trample on it.

wordkyle said...

"I want to expose racism to those who blindly don't believe it exists." - You are literally the only person I know of who says that anyone has that outlook. However, many people believe that
- Racism is not the motivation for any Conservative principles.
- Accusations of racism are used by Liberals -- even white Liberals -- to avoid having to make a logical argument.
- Racism exists, but it's not a whites-only characteristic.
- Racism is stupid and evil, but has always existed and will always exist because of the flawed nature of Man.
- Racism must be fought wherever possible, and that fight is made harder by false and baseless accusations of racism.
- Liberals make false and baseless accusations of racism to stir up anger and resentment for political or ideological purposes.

Anonymous said...

I wholeheartedly agree with Obammy's foreign koom bi ya policy of sending James Taylor around the world to sing "You've Got a Friend"

Katy Anders said...

Oh wow. The RTG disproves the toothpaste claim that "Your teeth will be glowing white" is always a good thing. What the hell?

DF Sandy Hook Coroner said...

well skippy, after the announcement of the demo of the Lanza home.... I am ALL IN on a conspiracy theory about Sandy Hook. I never fall into these kind of things, but the more I read and watch, the more that thing just seems fishy..... and you don't have to dig deep at all. there seems to be more hard evidence that it DIDN'T happen the way the government and media wants you to believe it did, than it really occurring at all. why in the world would they demo that house? why was the school so quick to be razed?
God forgive me if I am wrong, and rest the souls of those children, but I am firmly believing that was some sick display by the government to make a point of some type!

Anonymous said...

9:38.

I agree. The more one sifts through the info, the odder that deal looks. Barry, calling people nuts doesn't help. Please take a look at the available info for yourself.

Anonymous said...

Good question, Katy. Her teeth are whiter than the cursor on my computer!

She could probably address the issue by drinking some of that water she's standing in.

Anonymous said...

A lot of the eateries use a variety of the pepper called "Tam" which still carries the flavor but half the punch.
Cooking and pickling knocks the fire down also. Taco Bueno uses both methods and their peppers on their salsa bar are benign. When buying fresh peppers look for the pepper that have little or no stipples on them. That is the little gray stripes that run down the length of the fruit. The more stipples --the more heat.
Your welcome.
I am not Sam--but I love green eggs and ham!
Ted Cruz rocks!

Anonymous said...

Wordkyle - Barry knows that accusations of racism against the right are the only thing sustaining the left. That explains his obsession with race.

http://www.prageruniversity.com/Political-Science/Who-Are-the-Racists-Conservatives-or-Liberals.html#.VMEgONLF-So

Anonymous said...

On Jalapeno's the seeds and the inside veins is what makes the pepper hot. It is true that pickling and cooking reduce the heat, but seeding and removing the white veins make them mild.
Another note of interest, jalapeƱos heat is correlative to the temperature and climate grown so those grown in hotter climates are hotter and those grown in milder climates are milder.
A pepper away keeps the doctor away!

Anonymous said...

9:38, I can't believe you truly think there has to be a conspiracy involved. Who on earth would by the house that guy lived in? Who on earth would send their kids to a school where that happened? Because of the age of the victims, the Sandy Hook tragedy was one of the most horrific this country has ever seen. People don't want to be reminded of it and they certainly don't want to be living in it or sending their kids to school in it. Better to raze the place and either start fresh or leave it as a monument, not try to resell it and make a little profit.

9:02, racism doesn't have anything to do with what you say or post. Racism has to do with the belief that an entire race of people can be characterized by certain abilities or traits. All black people aren't alike, no more than all white people are. Usually when we use the term racist, it applies to someone who has some kind of negative belief about an entire race. You can rationalize and justify and start bringing up statistics, but if you choose to believe that all African American people have certain negative traits, you are a racist.

Anonymous said...

9:02, it is 'racism' if you HAVE 'feelings' about a particular race. I am a longtime Decatur basketball fan and DHS graduate. (And I am white, if that is an issue to any of you.)

I think the Eagles play great basketball. I think they just got beaten by a better team that also plays great basketball. Period.

I'm old enough to remember when the Decatur schools went through "integration". We came out much better for it. Racism in this community palpably subsided.

The past few years, however, it has made a serious comeback. Most of that is the fault of racist parents. I'd just as soon they leave and go someplace else. It didn't help that our former sainted football coach could barely contain his own racist sentiments. His failure to condemn racist comments by his players almost seemed an endorsement of those attitudes.

Racism is ugly. It is evil. It is vile. Racism is a corruption of the human soul. And it is infectious.

And more people should just come out and say so.

Congratulations, Bulls. Play your hearts out. That is what high school basketball is supposed to be all about.

Anonymous said...

Looks like Wordy introduced race into politics today. Barry just mentioned race.

And although I agree with his general stance on exposing racism, I think the basketball team or kids should be an exception. Those kids know what racism is. They don't need to see it on here.

Fake Justice Willett

Anonymous said...

"For 64 years, the Texas Senate (31 members) required a 2/3rds majority (21 votes) before a bill could be bought up for debate and a vote."

Subconcious epiphany about a bill being "bought" up for debate? I'd say you're spot on old boy...

Anonymous said...

thank you 10:18 we needed that.

NoseALot said...

Why do most ( a large majority) of the RTGs have significant lordosis?

Anonymous said...

9:25

And once again, you left exempted Republicans.

WHAT a HUGE surprise.

Anonymous said...

“Racism in this community palpably subsided” . I think black folk around here might have a different story to tell. The good white folks in Decatur relegated black folks to complete obscurity, cordoning them off on the "other side of the tracks", policing them heavily, and criminalizing their every action while white kids doing the same stuff got slaps on the wrist. Maybe not even that if you had the right last name. By the time we were a generation past integration we had made the bulk of the black community into criminals and doing far more damage than LBJ ever did. Not that the record on racism in WC was much better prior to integration or civil rights, but I think only the perception of racism subsided since it was being challenged by the mainstream. You just became hush hush racists instead.

This type of stuff was done all over the south once integration and civil rights laws took hold. It was good ol' boy southern blowback for having something "shoved down your throats"! I guess you feel good for being present during that time and like many baby boomers, you take every chance to scoreboard us all on race. Gen X'rs and millennials have a far better record when it comes to race because they actually befriend, work with, and accept folks from all walks of life instead of talking about past landmark legislation like it absolved all white sins. I have much more hope for our future generations.

Anonymous said...

Regarding the Texas Senate, If the Senate had a majority of Dems you would be just fine with that. The people of Texas have spoken and you my little friend will just have to get over it or move to a more liberal state.

Anonymous said...

11:10 - only a gay man would ask that question.

Dallas AFLCIO said...

There was a reason the 2/3 rule has been on the books for 64 years but how soon Texas forgets and must repeat the hard lessons of the past.

Anonymous said...

The Sandy Hook school shooting is a massive government fraud. Look at the evidence for yourself. Wake up and smell the collectivism.

Anonymous said...

I know of no greater racists that Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, yet we never hear any press about those race baiting idiots. Do you give them a pass as well, Barry?

Anonymous said...

The number of TV shows on today.... Is Too Damn High.

DF Jimmy McMillan

Anonymous said...

10:18, You probably voted for Obammy who is doing his best to divide this country with his racist views. So don't say it's the parents fault. You just expressed your views so in other words that makes you a racist also.

wordkyle said...

1118 - I have no idea what you even said. No interpretation I can think of makes sense. Of course I realize that it's some sort of dig at me and/or Republicans, but your words, while English, are in an unintelligible order. Would you care to rephrase your comment?

Anonymous said...

Remember...Barry is only an observer; not a participant

Anonymous said...

Gosh Katy, I hadn't even noticed her teeth, till you said something :)

Katy Anders said...

12:05: I just study these pictures a lot more closely than you do, I guess.

Anonymous said...

12:05, People with bug eyes seem to notice things more than you and I.

Anonymous said...

12:00

No

Anonymous said...

"I want to expose racism to those who blindly don't believe it exists"


Hey B the fact that you continue attempting to justify yourself and letting the hate filled and bitter racist comments through speaks volumes to your true character. Because we all need you to expose this racism. Thanks so much for this ground breaking discovery and exposure and not hiding behind your keyboard knowing that you truly agree with these racist comments.

You have done us all such a huge service with this cutting edge exposure.

Anonymous said...

12:30, Your one word responses are the only ones that make sense.

Anonymous said...

A question to liberal weenies. If I am being called a racist for disagreeing with a half black president because of his policies, wouldn't that make racists of the 95% black voting block that disagree with Bush?

Anonymous said...

12:46

And your post, was a complete waste of time.

wordkyle said...

1230 - Why am I not surprised?

Anonymous said...

12:53, I'm sorry that you will never get back the 15 minutes that it took you to read my post.

Anonymous said...

If New England was using deflated footballs, why didn't the line judge that is tossed the ball to set it on the line of scrimmage after every play notice it?

Anonymous said...

Whose time, 12:53?

Anonymous said...

1:04, the line judge judges the line, not the ball. Sheesh.

DF Football Knowitall

Anonymous said...

1:09, Sheesh. Sometimes the line judge will be tossed the ball by a player after the play is over who then tosses it to whomever places the ball down. You totally missed the point. All during the game, officials are handling the ball and should have noticed it was deflated. Glad I could clear that up for ya. Now you can say you know it all.

Anonymous said...

Racism does exist. Ask Barry if the black kid gets quoted the same fee as the rich white kid for the same offense.

Anonymous said...

Well sheesh again, 1:24. I was kidding. (Line judge vs. fictional ball judge? Oh, never mind...)

I guess this is why I always bombed on improv night.

DF Unfunny Football Knowitall

Anonymous said...

12:57

Neither, because you just prattle on, same song, same verse. Republicans good, everyone else bad. Isn't it amazing Republicans are flawless?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_American_federal_politicans_convicted_of_crimes

My, my. All those (R)'s must be typos. Somebody update wikipedia asap.

I get a better debate from the fence post by my back gate. The one on the west side, specifically.

Anonymous said...

Wordkyle rejects reality and substitutes his own.

Anonymous said...

1:57, As long as you think it's funny, then that's really all that matters, isn't it?

Anonymous said...

2:03 - You are missing the point. It is about conservative vs. leftist policies.

I challenge you to name a leftist policy that you support.

Anonymous said...

Dear 12:48 PM

To answer your question in truth: All conservatives are stupid, evil and racist.

African Americans aren't capable of being racist because they're obviously disadvantaged.

They aren't capable of acquiring ID when going to vote. Only when driving, flying or buying beer.

That's why we must lower the standards for them to be competitive when applying for education and employment.

In summary, Conservatives want to deny them the benefits of voting, education and employment.

And BTW, inferring black people are racist makes you racist! Burn in hell cracker!

Kindest personal regards,
Liberal Weenie

Anonymous said...

11:57
Is that because the eastern post is smarter than you

wordkyle said...

203 - I don't believe I mentioned Republican in my first post at all. So your "Republicans good" comment is out of thin air, or out of your own behind. I certainly didn't make that point.

My entire comment was in fact about racism, which you didn't address at all in your response(s). You disagree with me on everything, thanks, got it, you've established your platform. But was there something about what I actually said this morning that you want to reply to? Or was this all just to announce your position on the subject of me?

Anonymous said...

So your "Republicans good" comment is out of thin air, or out of your own behind. I certainly didn't make that point.- 3:17

And I know nothing about deflated footballs.

DF Tom Brady

wordkyle said...

432 - Feel free to expand on your comment. As is, it's a non sequitur.

Anonymous said...

4:56, Feel free to feign neutrality. Nobody's buying it.

Anonymous said...

Black people are the racist. I have worked with some who come to work with their goofy African outfits. Most seem to have a huge chip on their shoulders. We'll guess what nobody in my family ever owned slaves. Knock that chip on your shoulder off and maybe you can get ahead in life .its not whities fault it's your own dame fault. Here's a hint, this is not Africa so put on some decent clothes and get rid of the goofy African crap or the pants around your ankles. White America ows you nothing.

wordkyle said...

619 - Neutrality? Are you sure that's the word you meant to use?

Anonymous said...

Your reputation precedes you, Sir.