The Campaign For DA

1.13.2015

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts



  • There were 14% fewer criminal appeals in Texas last year, and I suppose the decrease in crime is reflected in that stat. But I suppose the government staffing and funding of appellate courts will not decrease accordingly. 
  • I was getting my oil changed on Saturday and a couple in their 40s walked in.  CNN was on the TV and the lady began to ask questions to her companion about what was being covered. She quickly revealed that she had no idea anything had happened in Paris last week. Not a clue. "I haven't watched the news all week." Are there many people like that?
  • I always dog that goofy Texas Supreme Court justice but I learned he wrote an opinion last year dogging the Court for refusing to hear a case challenging the state's civil forfeiture statutes which are constantly abused by the government.  Good for him. (I think I wrote about it at the time, but the judge wasn't being a yuck monkey on Twitter yet.) 
  • Mrs. LL will always yell out, "Spin move!" at least once during a football game. 
  • The "hook and ladder" play would have a far greater success rate if it were run in the middle of the second quarter instead of at desperation time.
  • The equipment manager for Ohio State last night had the greatest hair in the history of ever. 
  • Right after the coin flip last night in the Championship Game, Nike tweeted out a photo depicting the coin in the air with the players looking up at it in the background. But it was fake. And I don't mean photoshopped. I mean fake with actors wearing uniforms. 
  • Cowboys Stadium will enter its sixth year this year. It almost feels newer than on the first day that it opened. No one can walk into that place without getting wild eyed. Edit: It was pointed out that the correct phrase is "wide eyed". Then again, after paying for parking and walking a mile to the stadium, you might be "wild eyed" as well. 
  • An Arlington Martin student/football player was murdered yesterday.  This morning the principal made an announcement to the students -- surrounded by television cameras. Bet she never dreamed that would be in her job description. (Not that it matters -- or I guess it does -- but the student had a kid.)
  • For those that call the President "arrogant", how do you explain his admission yesterday that the he screwed up by not sending a higher ranking official to Paris for the demonstration?
  • Two thousand people were massacred in Nigeria nine days ago, and it hardly makes the news. Heck, even though it basically involves an Islamist attack on Christians, trying to find the story even on Fox News' homepage is like trying to find Waldo. 
  • News you can use: A map of the U.S. showing were goats are most concentrated. 
  • If this inflation calculator is correct, gas today at $1.75 a gallon is the equivalent of paying 54 cents in 1979.  In 1979, gas actually cracked a $1.00 a gallon. Heck, it might have cracked a $1.00 in 1977 or 1978.



53 comments:

Anonymous said...

Okay Barry, Obama isn't arrogant because his sorority girls admitted that they "screwed up."

Anonymous said...

'Barry-ism' alert! - The expression is "wide-eyed" (as in amazed); not "wild eyed" (as in crazy).

Anonymous said...

14% fewer criminal appeals: Wouldn't it make sense to keep the staffing levels the same. Smaller case load with more workers equals faster appellete process, right?

Civil forteiture statues being "constanlty abused by the government": That's a bold statement with no supporting evidence provided.

"Arrogant" President: He only admitted that after he got torched for not going himself. Had no one raised such a fuss, would he have said the same thing? Doubtful. Being forced to do the right thing doesn't make you an honorable person.

Stay Classy

wordkyle said...

Headlines say that "the White House" admits "it" screwed up by not sending a higher ranking official to Paris. I saw Josh Earnest admit they screwed up. Obama himself? Uh, no.

You know, I recognize that you often post these things for humor or to be provocative. But sometimes you really make me wonder, and that worries me.

Anonymous said...

Hey Bu...

It's actual "Hook and lateral", not "hook and ladder".

You can go here and get the various explanations of how the play's name was modified over time.

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

Anonymous said...

I'll wait until Obama admits he screwed up the stimulus, our health care system and our judiciary before I stop calling him arrogant.

Anonymous said...

"how do you explain his admission yesterday that the he screwed up by not sending a higher ranking official to Paris for the demonstration?"

Very simple and truthful answer: This is one of the very few times that the liberal news media has called him out. Usually they have his back.

John Russell said...

Hear Hear 8:55. Hook and ladder makes no sense unless you're talking about a fire. Hook and lateral makes a great deal of sense since the receiver "hooks" and then "laterals".

Anonymous said...

It's amazing how little you know about what people have to do to survive. How does the Paris thing have any effect on what people have to do to survive in this country?

You sir are clueless

Anonymous said...

That major asinine decision will not erase the narcissistic jerk that we all know. It must have been a tremendous backlash for him to apologize. Nonetheless, I accept his apology.

Anonymous said...

For those that call the President "arrogant", how do you explain his admission yesterday that the he screwed up by not sending a higher ranking official to Paris for the demonstration?

I think it was covered 1 time for about 4 seconds. Less than the 2000 Christians killed that your liberal media wont touch.

Anonymous said...

As for the "Above the Fold" pic, I think there are some folks in Ft. Worth & Waco that will take exception to that statement.

Triple Fake... said...

The prez doesn't care what American US people in this country say about him, but he got an earful from the rest of the world about an unexcused absence. So a mea culpa had to be issued

Hearing about the French terror attack - as it happens - at an oil change place is circumstantial. Hearing about it for the first time at an oil change place - a week later - is sad. I bet that woman could tell you everything the Kardashians and the Bachelor are up to though

abuse of civil forfeiture statutes is alive and well. Small town law enforcement offices use it to raise funds for extra gear.
It's so prevalent that Jon Oliver did an extended segment on it on HBO's Last Week Tonight a few months back.
The area around Tenaha is notorious for it. ("Turn over the cash or we take your kids away" is a fairly common threat)

Anonymous said...

Are you sure that wasn't Oregon's equipment manager? Always twisting the facts, huh counselor?

Anonymous said...

The news doesn't care to report on international cases where brown people die.

Anonymous said...

We didn't know Kid Harris was equipment manager for Ohio State.

DF Salt and Pepper

Anonymous said...

9:39

Fort Worth, for sure. Waco, not so much after losing to Mich. St.

Sam Brows said...

Triple Fake hit the nail on the head. Our President is more concerned with the world's opinion of him than he is with how he is perceived in this country. This concept is especially true when it comes to France (why he is committed to currying favor with that particular country is anyone's guess, but historically he has responded quickly to issues involving the Frogs). Consequently, when the international perception appeared to be critical of him/his administration for not being in attendance at the rally, he puckered up and admitted the error of his ways. Very simple.

Anonymous said...

He's still a Nigger so that covers everything wrong with him.

Anonymous said...

RE: RTG on the right

She put the lime in the coconut, she drank them both up.

Double Fake Harry Nilsson

Anonymous said...

New talking point out of the white house on fiasco is that the interns and staff screwed up --not the big guy. Were blaming the fact that not enough notice was given.
Amazing that Cameroon and Burkina Faso had their presidents there. Kinda chilling to know that those two countries have better communication apparatus then we do.
Go figure.

Anonymous said...

Many "experts" don't keep up with the news.

Anonymous said...

Obama just found out about the Paris march in today's paper.

To much ESPN sports Center.

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

"Kid" hair on the sidelines was not OSU. It was for Oregon...

Katy Anders said...

Why do so many people who clearly loathe Barry and this page nevertheless show up every single day to reiterate how much they hate it?

Anonymous said...

Because county sizes are different yet filled with whatever color represents the goat count, map is highly misleading. There are far more goats in the Austin area counties on the map than there are in northern Arizona, but the map paints a picture that northern Arizona is the goat mecca of America.

Anonymous said...

RTG in the white, hands down...the only way i would kick her out of bed is if she wanted to do it on the floor.

Obama makes me sick. He sends his little pet out to apologize. I cannot wait to get that POS out of office.

I cant believe you didnt cover the central command hack Barry!

How embarrassing to be giving a press conference about cyber terrorism and get hacked immediately. He is a poor excuse for a president or even a community organizer

DD

Anonymous said...

Goat Mecca? Does that have something to do with those Moslem Terrorists? Or Sharia Law?

DF Texas Good Old Boy

Anonymous said...

12:14

Because nobody listens to them in their real lives, so they post here because Barry will pretty much post anything.

They are actually playing right into Barry's hands, because he posts a lot of stuff just to show how stupid some folks are.

Anonymous said...

Because Katy, Barry and the woman he spoke of a the car service center represent the "look over there" culture. They center events and news in their lives that in the scheme of things matter little. Who cares what Kim Kardashian is wearing or banging? Who cares who Angelie Jolie has in her sights for her next husband--or what some stupid dog is doing on a you tube video that is basically the same trick we have all seen a hundred times already.
Obfuscation is Barry's and the lefts brain dead most important tool for redress of the facts. Then the other side of the equation is people (voters) that haven't a clue --like the lady at the lube center.

Anonymous said...

I explain anything Obama does with one word: incompetence.

Anonymous said...

A map of the U.S. showing were goats are most concentrated.

Ghost? I thought you said goat!

Anonymous said...

Since it's radical islamic/muslim (s) killing everyone there's no way that POS islamic/muslim president of the US is going to say or do anything about it.

Anonymous said...

Obama could not find a decent golf course in Paris.

Anonymous said...

Obammy can send three representatives to Ferguson for a thugs funeral and send no one including himself to Paris? The lady at the oil change place is what we call a lofo, or in other words, a liberal weenie. Skippy, do you and the misses usually make love while watching football?

Anonymous said...

Katy 12:14 - address that comment to Wordkyle. He has little else to do (apparently) other than come in here and gripe about Barry's comments, and/or ANYTHING President Obama does or doesn't do.

He is a broken record.

Anonymous said...

My wife never watches the news and she is a much happier person because of it. I watch it all the time, read it on the internets and try and stay up on all the world news and events. Somedays I am downright miserable to be around after seeing bad news.

She has decided to be purposfully ignorant to world affairs and I have to say I never come up to a wife in a bad mood. I used to think it was so strange and I would bug her about it, she simply said she wasn't going to get worked up about stuff she couldn't change...she wasn't out to save the world just take care of our family. I now realize how lucky I truly am.

Anonymous said...

Katy...probably the same reason Barry listens to Fox News and other conservatives outlets. It is human nature to hear what the other half thinks and then respond in outrage.

If all the haters went away so would his blog.

Anonymous said...

2:23

Standing ovation.

whisky O said...

That map gets out and they will be building a mosque in San Angelo.
Obama not going shows his arrogance. Kid looks like a dirty Q-tip.

Anonymous said...

Sir you be on a roll with the RTG's all week. Keep up the good work

wordkyle said...

223 & 318 - Sweet Baby James, are you guys purposely thick, or is it congenital? I comment on here because I disagree with particular BG comments. I criticize Obama because I disagree with him. Before he was on the map I criticized other Liberals because I disagree with them.

I use this forum because it's called Liberally Lean, indicating a desire to discuss politics, and years and years ago BG let me start playing in this sandbox.

I respond to knobheads like you so others who don't participate in the discussion can see a different point of view.

Anonymous said...

4:42

I'm sure the blog WordParadigm would be a better place to post, don't you think?

That way you would avois get as much criticism, since no one reads that blog.

Anonymous said...

"Mrs. LL will always yell out, "Spin move!" at least once during a football game. "

She's laying the foundation for when she yells it in the sack. You should pay attention to her needs, or BagofNothing guy will.

"Two thousand people were massacred in Nigeria nine days ago,"

If they're not white, FOX doesn't care.

Rage

wordkyle said...

507 - Thank you for your opinion. You spent a lot of time gathering your info and posting it, for no purpose other that to try to criticize a commenter on a regional blog. Do you think that reflects a healthy state of mind?

Anonymous said...

Rage, I guess all the other news outlets don't care either. Did Boko Haram bring back Moochelle's girls like she demanded? Hell no, they forced 3 of them to strap on a bomb vest and go blow themselves up in a crowd. I wonder if they will get 72 virgins like the guys do?

Anonymous said...

"Heck, it might have cracked a $1.00 in 1977 or 1978."

Umm, Skippy, I was driving then - I don't think it did.

Holy cabrito burrito, Batman! You must be kidding! The interactive county-by-county map should actually say 1604.5 for Tarrant - to take into account the goat-man of Lake Worth.

Denney Crane said...

"For those that call the President "arrogant", how do you explain his admission yesterday that the he screwed up by not sending a higher ranking official to Paris for the demonstration?"

Arrogance=admitting you made a mistake but not apologizing for it.

Exceptional arrogance=having your employee admit you made a mistake and not apologize for it.

Ultimate Arrogance=having an employee admit that the administration made a mistake and not apologizing for it, allowing the team to take the hit so the team leader doesn't look responsible or is held accountable for his actions. Unaccountability=God complex

Anonymous said...

Wordy responds to knobheafs--until they outmaneuver him at every turn. Then he claims they're trolls and tries to ignore them.

Anonymous said...

5:55

And you, like a sucker, responded.

wordkyle said...

726 - i responded to re-emphasize why I post. It's not for the knobheads; they're too intractable, too stupid, or too bent on personal attacks to convince of anything. (And yep, some of them specialize in trolling.) I don't want the reasonable folks to think that I think I'm actually convincing you of anything.

The main objection to my comments seems to always boil down to the fact that the knobheads don't want anyone to disagree with the Liberal propaganda. Opposition seems to throw them off.

And trolls don't always sign their work.

Anonymous said...

I read the article on the eighteen tear old black FOOTBALL player that got shot last night. If he had of been a thirty year old Medical student I would have gave a sh@##,
. Do the math he's eighteen,the kid is old enough to walk so that makes him about fifteen when he or someone else knocked some girl up . Not unusual for either one of those thing to happen. He could have been at Sonic working .

Anonymous said...

10:21

You say "had of" and then "could have". Do you even know the English language? Not mentioning the rest of your post.

I know it's petty, but my god , why can't people speak (write) correctly?