The Campaign For DA

1.29.2015

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts


  • The Super Bowl was in Dallas a few years back and we had a week long ice storm. And now we have this week with near perfect weather. 
  • There was a Senate confirmation hearing yesterday for Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch. I kept hearing that news story and thinking Loretta "Lynn" all day yesterday. There's has to be some clever word play on Coal Miner's Daughter, right?
  • Goofball and Tea Party darling Jonathan Stickland has already been named to a "Worst Legislator" list. 
  • "The future of work will be Time Arbitrage  you will get paid by people who can earn more from your time than you can." - Mark Cuban on Twitter yesterday.  Even his fan boys called him out for stating an obvious truth that has been known for centuries. 
  • We receive a flyer for Coach purses from time to time addressed to "Ashley Green" at our address. I don't know an Ashley Green. Mrs. LL will cock an eyebrow and has begun to suspect I'm buying some gal named Ashley purses on the side. (Note to Ashley: Can we keep this on the downlow?) 
  • Sports: (1)  Wade Phillips somehow got a job with the Denver Broncos. (2). I've not watched one Mavs game this year but from what I heard there will be a lot of people joining me if they keep it up. (3) After just recovering from an Achilles injury, an aging Kobe Bryant is out for the year with a shoulder injury. He will make $23.5 million this year and $25 million next year. (4) Of all 22 starters in the Super Bowl this week, none were ranked "5 stars" coming out of high school. 
  • A University Park "mother of five" is upset that a non-fiction book, The Working Poor: Invisible in America, is being used in a high school English class. She calls it "socialist" and "Marxist."  Anyone have a picture of her? I have a stereotypical image in my head, and I prefer to deal in facts. 
  • The Decatur School Board killed new turf from a possible bond proposal. The battle continues. 
  • The guy shot by police in Sunset yesterday on the Montague/Wise County line had warrants out of Tarrant County. But I don't see even a mention of it in the Star-Telegram this morning. That seems odd. 
  • Yesterday I saw a black Dodge Charger on 287 with red and blue lights flashing in its grill. No markings were on it whatsoever. Anyone ever seen that? I'm assuming it was headed to Sunset. 
  • WBAP Hal Jay quote of the day about all press secretaries for Presidents of the U.S.: "They are all idiots." 
  • It is buried in this story, but today the Texas Historical Commission will vote on whether to give Wise County a historical marker for Machine Gun Kelley. As well as two others named "St. John the Baptizer Catholic Church" and "Lake Bridgeport WWII Training Site". 
  • "Every time travel movie ranked." (I noticed Mrs. LL had recorded Somewhere in Time which was a huge player with the girls back when I was in high school.) 

45 comments:

Anonymous said...

Tara Reid?

Or maybe her hotter, younger sister?

Good work, BG!

SpanishWarDonkey said...

Hey BG,

If you don't like that Texas weather, just wait around a little while, it's sure to change!!!

HAHAHAHAHA GET IT? BECAUSE WEATHER HERE IS DIFFERENT THAN EVERYWHERE ELSE ON EARTH!!!!



Seriously though, I hope I made your teeth clench there for a minute.

Anonymous said...

Dark Charger is a DPS Sargent. How can one chase someone cause they have warrants, shoot them and not be able to positively identify them. Conspiracy.

Anonymous said...

I'm less on the Loretta Lynn play on words, than I am on the fact that the prospective Attorney General's last name is "LYNCH"!!

Anonymous said...

Re: Turf at DISD

If they have 3 million in reserve funds they can spare for turf why is there a bond election in the first place? And why not 3 million less.

More troubling however is who will be the contractor on all these little projects? Want to bet a certain guy who drinks with a board member and a top school official will somehow continue being the low bidder.

Picking up the bar tab can be beneficial.

The whole deal sorta smacks of we are afraid you againers will defeat the bond if turf is included.......but we are putting turf in regardless of what you think or how you voted in the past. Now vote for our bond.

Anonymous said...

"The Super Bowl was in Dallas a few years back and we had a week long ice storm. And now we have this week with near perfect weather."

God's still pissed over Barry Switzer.

Anonymous said...

Anyone have a picture of her? I have a stereotypical image in my head, and I prefer to deal in facts.

That's how I feel when reading the comments from the conservatives that post here. They all look and sound like Larry the Cable Guy in my head.

Anonymous said...

"Yesterday I saw a black Dodge Charger on 287 with red and blue lights flashing in its grill. No markings were on it whatsoever. Anyone ever seen that?"

Tom Bishop sighting?

Anonymous said...

9:16

I know what you mean. When I read comments from liberals, they all look and sound like Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi in my head.
Interesting how stereotypes work.

Anonymous said...

Anyone have a picture of her? I have a stereotypical image in my head, and I prefer to deal in facts.

Here's a video of her in it. Eh.

http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2014/09/09/high-school-literary-list-causes-kerfuffle-with-parents/

Anonymous said...

Besides the turf, what specifically are the other 5 or 6 items that will be paid for using reserve funds?

Ernest T said...

Anyone else notice that on the video about Highland Park, they listed the mom's name as "Hunk", not "Hunt." It was just below the words "Too Racy?"

Wonder if that was truly by accident or someone at the station planned that?

Anonymous said...

I would agree that Decatur ISD needs an indoor practice facility. That facility could be used by soccer,band,track,baseball and softball as well as football. I love the quaintness of our stadium and the grass field. We do need some upgrades such as restrooms and concessions.

Anonymous said...

The Decatur football field is a turf field. I've seen it many times. It is not ARTIFICIAL turf, but it most certainly is "turf".

Anonymous said...

Is this that Obama loving media Wordkyle keeps whining about?

http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2015/01/attkisson-tells-lynch-to-chart-a-new-path-201811.html

Anonymous said...

The Super Bowl was in Dallas a few years back and we had a week long ice storm. And now we have this week with near perfect weather. What an astute observation Skippy. It's called climate change. Something that has been happening since the beginning of time. Not the beginning of MAN.

Triple Fake... said...

Wade Phillips got the job in Denver thanks to the hiring of Gary Kubiak as head coach. They worked together on the Texans' team.
If you're wondering how he got A job, it's probably because he is a decent defensive coach

Why does the phrase "mother of five" have quotation marks as if it's a euphemism or has a derogatory connotation? And is your stereotypical image of her based on the fact that she's from UP or that she's a "mother of five"?

The shooting at the county line is an entire county's distance from Tarrant. They can't be bothering their Metroplex readership with something happening that far out in the sticks. And if they did, they would probably forget to mention the Messenger as a source

The best (or only) excuse for watching Somewhere in Time is obvious - Jane Seymour! She was smokin' back then, and she is still hot today. For an even better look at her in her younger days, check out Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger. This one's got it all: a prince transformed into a baboon, a witch transformed into a seagull, a robotic Minotaur-powered ship, a troglodyte going all prehistoric on a saber-toothed tiger. All courtesy of the great Ray Harryhausen

Triple Fake Stefon

Anonymous said...

Well duh, Haney's spot is up for re election. He's not going to add turf to the agenda. Roll up cage doors at the baseball and softball complex, really?

Anonymous said...

I'm still waiting to see which part of the bond election will benefit Wade Watson's troll. Oh yeah, the technology part.

Cheryl T. said...

I'm not in Law Enforcement, but my BRAIN tells me that they knew who the suspect was yesterday as it was all going down, but next of kin had not been notified so the name wasn't released! No conspiracy, just another creep taken off the streets! The coward shot a dog who had accomplished more in it's life than I'm sure the suspect could have ever dreamed of!

Anonymous said...

Right on 9:06!!

Anonymous said...

@9:37

9:16 here.

So, when I read comments from conservatives, I picture the fictitious character that comedian Daniel Whitney portrays on stage who is, by design, a dumb redneck, charicature. (Larry the Cable Guy).

When you read comments from liberals, you picture... member of congress?

Sounds good to me! You're right. It is very interesting how stereotypes work. Some are actually positive. Thanks buddy!

Anonymous said...

Race, class, ethnicity and gender are Barry's obsessions. It is the prism with which he views the world.

CT said...

Right on Cheryl T!

Anonymous said...

Why does the phrase "mother of five" have quotation marks as if it's a euphemism or has a derogatory connotation? And is your stereotypical image of her based on the fact that she's from UP or that she's a "mother of five"?

TFS - It's because the convention of this blog is to deride the experienced, caucasians, and heterosexuals, as such are no longer deemed by the cognoscienti to be worthy of voicing political or social opinions in the coming Utopia.

It's the difference between inclusively encouraging good ideas and debate, from whatever sources, versus squelching, marginalizing, and ridiculing the traditional status quo.

It's easier to throw stones than it is to build a foundation.

Anonymous said...

Good luck to any programs other than football getting use of the indoor facility. Good ol bait and switch....

Anonymous said...

Can someone elaborate on the round-up of drug users/dealers at Bridgeport High. I hear some things are really going down. Someone talk!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

The natives have not given up this land of free. We will be free
again. The aliens my friends guarantee this.

Anonymous said...

@11:16

Precisely, with a moderate dose of white liberal guilt.
Successful white liberals could be the most unhappy lot on earth.

Anonymous said...

10:53

I can tell you, it's been boobs for a very...long....time.

Anonymous said...

When I think of liberals I think of the goofy hippie from the original Mel Brooks "Producers" film who wore a can of Campbell's soup as a necklace and sang about flowers.

Anonymous said...

The Decatur School Board killed new turf from a possible bond proposal. The battle continues. "

No battle to continue. They will just pull the wool over everyone's eyes like Bridgeport did and go ahead with some BS about using other funds to pay for it, even though the people voted it dow. All are a bunch of weasels.

Anonymous said...

Typical Highland Park mentality of Cash Vs. Trash (signs HP displays at football games).

Anonymous said...

Actually the Mavs are having a solid season. They have more potential this year than previous because of their key players in place.

They have hit a typical speed bump in the road playing 4 games in 5 nights....and losing 4 out of an 82 game schedule. So knee jerk reaction types with who don't understand the long season and understand peaks and valley's of pro sports seasons would typically bail. No biggie... Those same type of people predicted doom for the Cowboys this year.

Anonymous said...

Decatur Board certainly didn't want to risk another vote on artificial turf.

If you know what the people want (or don't wan) why persist in doing it anyway? Oh I forgot, "we are smarter than the people."

Watson's troll isn't the only board family that will benefit.
Stay tuned.

wordkyle said...

1005 - Please expand on your point, in particular how the article you linked to relates to your comment.

Anonymous said...

Why would parents.want their children to play on cancer-causing artificial turf (SixtY Minutes)

Anonymous said...

The Turf is going on 2 fields, regardless of what the voters opinion is. That is a reality.
The next reality is the practice facility will also become reality, they have no money for security,technology,and transportation, but can pay cash for the turf rather than give the voters a option. They need some of those people that voted it down before back to restore common sense.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, 10:05, when you post something that flies in the face of all the things that Wordkyle believes, he plays stupid and can't tell that a journalist was bullied by the administration that he says they've been in bed with for years.

Anonymous said...

That bunch on the school board really SUCK. We vote how to spend OUR money and the do whatever they want. If you have 3 million extra why in the hell do you want a bond election for us to have to pay extra? Just think your grandkids will STILL be paying for this in 20 years.

wordkyle said...

429 - C'mon. Just because a dog gets abused by its master doesn't mean it won't still try to lick his hand.

Anonymous said...

wonder if she would feel the same way if she was poor

A Cheer Leader Mom (and NOT a former board member!) said...

To 5:04

At least your school board is smart enough not to argue with the Attorney Generals office. Our board president is just another Richard Nixon & Barak Obama rolled onto one. He thinks he is above the law. He and his home builder crony make the entire district look like a bunch of crooks.
://www.wcmessenger.com/2015/news/alvord-school-board-to-get-open-meetings-training/

Anonymous said...

I wish we had turf!

Anonymous said...

A wise school district does not spend reserve on something unnecessary like artificial turf or a practice facility - reserves are used for salaries, or new technology, textbooks, etc. - things that the school district can't function without. Taxpayers, educate yourselves and ask questions to determine if this bond is necessary or not. I don't have the answer, because I haven't seen it spelled out yet.