The Campaign For DA

1.20.2015

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts


  • NFL super-agent Drew Rosenhaus's wife called Miami Beach police to their home late Sunday to chill an altercation between the two.  What? He couldn't negotiate a resolution? 
  • "If we nominate another candidate in the mold of Bob Dole or John McCain or Mitt Romney, the same people who stayed home in 2008 and 2012 will stay home in 2016 and the Democrats will win again." - Ted Cruz.  Dude. It's the only way the GOP stands a chance. 
  • Rick Perry handed down a bible to Greg Abbott yesterday. "Every governor since 1925 has shared the same Bible, and has have highlighted scriptural advice in it for their successor." I wonder what a Texas atheist, agnostic, deist, Buddhist, or Muslim thinks about that tradition. 
  • I rented a Rug Doctor yesterday and took it home and got to work. Verdict: Kind of fun. 
  • WBAP's Hal Jay this morning after it was pointed out that last year the President wasn't able to accomplish his wish of a minimum wage of $10.10 that he announced in the State of the Union address: "Hey, $10.10 would be a pay cut for a lot of people!"  That may be the most nonsensical thing he's ever said. 
  • Green Bay's collapse against Seattle. Baylor's collapse against Michigan State in the Cotton Bowl. TCU's collapse against Baylor in Waco.  All were not possible until you saw it happen. 
  • The Cowboy's Demarco Murray is now engaged to this person. "Hey, now."
  • There was trash talking on here yesterday about the Decatur/Bridgeport basketball game tonight. How long have I had this blog? I've never seen trash talking about a high school basketball game. 
  • There really doesn't seem to be a lot of blowback for those who question the Chris Kyle story.  (An article which looks really comprehensive about him -- and his alleged killer -- is this New Yorker article from 2013.)
  • I watched NBC Nightly News last night and had to think, "Did I just see an interview of a New England Patriot with a t-shirt on depicting Tupac shooting the double bird?" Why, yes. Yes, I did
  • "At least 50 U.S. law enforcement agencies have secretly equipped their officers with radar devices that allow them to effectively peer through the walls of houses to see whether anyone is inside." They might want to tap the brakes on that. The Supreme Court ruled in 2001 that cops couldn't use thermal imaging to do the same thing. Edit: A commenter says the story doesn't say the police didn't have a warrant. Sheesh. If they had a warrant, there is no story. 
  • According to the Update, a pharmacy in Rhome was burglarized and the culprits "took empty pill bottles and blood pressure medicine." Worst. Burglars. Ever. 
  • The Ticket's Junior Miller wrote about his dog of 15 years having to be put down over the weekend. I read it yesterday, cried and then took Family Pup #1 for a walk. 



52 comments:

Ernest T said...

Rick Perry handed down a bible to Greg Abbott yesterday. "Every governor since 1925 has shared the same Bible, and has have highlighted scriptural advice in it for their successor." I wonder what a Texas atheist, agnostic, deist, Buddhist, or Muslim thinks about that tradition.

I know that, being a big liberal, you are all concerned with making sure that the minorities in the state are represented. Guess you would be much happier if it was a Koran that they handed down.

I fully believe that if you polled the citizens of the state that the vast majority of them would identify themselves as people believing in God and not associating themselves with Islam, Atheism, etc.

Anonymous said...

thanks fer the dog story, barron

Anonymous said...

It's curious that the linked video never accuses law enforcement of using the "Range R" device without a warrant.

Seems like you're getting a little worked up without having all of the information...again.

Can't law enforcement obtain a search warrant for a residence, either for evidence or a person, then deploy his system as a tool for the search? Of course they can.

Couldn't there be some exigent circumstance where it would be proper for law enforcement to use this device without a warrant? Of course there is.

For a self-proclaimed smart attorney, you sure don't seem so.

Stay Classy

Anonymous said...

"I wonder what a Texas atheist, agnostic, deist, Buddhist, or Muslim thinks about that tradition."

When one of those folks comes to power they can feel free to break protocol! That is the beauty of our religious freedoms, any one of those folks listed above can become governor!

Anonymous said...

"I rented a Rug Doctor yesterday and took it home and got to work. Verdict: Kind of fun."

I just call them clippers but the wife apprecietes the trim either way.

Anonymous said...

RTG: Wow. Good job BG.

Anonymous said...

Sports Prediction: D.Murray goes after the bucks in free agency and goes to a team like the Browns, Raiders, or Bucs. He is never heard from again.

Anonymous said...

The reason there's never been trash talk about basketball is because Bridgeport has always sucked. Now they've recruited 3 black guys and they are suddenly good.

Anonymous said...

it's nice to know, BG, that you care so much about helping GOP presidential nominees with your strategy advice.

The truth is the most moderate person in the world could be the nominee and the mainstream media would still hold him or her to an unreasonably high vetting standard....while not doing squat to vet the Democratic nominee.

Skeeter said...

Green Bay threw that game on Sunday. That's the only possible explanation.

Anonymous said...

"Hey, $10.10 would be a pay cut for a lot of people!" That may be the most nonsensical thing he's ever said.

I think Buc-ee's starts at over $12 an hour for qualified applicants. That is their minimum wage.

You probably can't work there if you strong arm rob convenience stores and try to kill police officers who ask you to stop walking down the middle of a busy street.

Anonymous said...

Is she married? DeMarco likes the married ones. Ask his former teammates.

Anonymous said...

There really doesn't seem to be a lot of blowback for those who question the Chris Kyle story.

Chris Kyle told a lot of stories. Which one are you talking about?

I did notice that D-list actor Dean Cain has threatened to beat up Michael Moore and Seth Rogen if they insult Chris Kyle in Cain's presence.

Anonymous said...

Correction: Bridgeport recruited 2 black guys, one mixed kid, and a white kid that can shoot and they are suddenly good. I'd bet there's never been a Decatur/Bridgeport matchup where both are in top 25. Decatur is #15 and Bridgeport is #6. All trash talk aside, this should be a great game. Can't wait to hear the loser whine!!!

Anonymous said...

What is the problem, Costco classified that Book as fiction!

Katy Anders said...

Surely a non-Christian would be able to find a passage to underline, even if only as a tradition.

Maybe Matthew 6:5: "And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others."

That seems like a passage more than a couple Texas politicians could take to heart.

Anonymous said...

What is the win/loss this year for these two teams ?

Anonymous said...

9:03
and Decatur has always been really good at basketball?
Man I bet those state trophies must be falling out of that trophy case!

Anonymous said...

You take good care of a dog and when he dies you still feel like you owe him.

Anonymous said...

9:18 - There is still time for you to make something of yourself.

Anonymous said...

As a Texas Atheist, I wouldn't mind about the bible being handed to me. I would hand it off to the successor also. As well as any traditional Disney books

Anonymous said...

9:09, We wish to differ with your opinion.

DF John Edwards and DDFGary Hart

Anonymous said...

I read in the update where Chico Board extended the Supt...last year the same board non-extended the Supt....what in the world can they be thinking. ....Chico ISD is already the laughing stock of Wise County the school has no discipline, the Supt is a joke, and needs to go, parents run the school and get their way, if u dont like something go complain and it will get changed, they have more coaches than they do teachers at the HS (as many as most 3A schools) and still can't get enough wins to get past district play. What Supt in his right mind would want to stay when the board is so unstable and has already voted you out but now is split 4-3.....OMG so glad my family and I left that school when we did before it has gone so far down hill........good luck getting it back to a good school!! SMH!!!

Anonymous said...

Texas atheist here. Doesn't bother me at all. Politicians are full of crap, as is the bible. Nothing new here. As long as they do a good job in office, I don't care what silly mythology they have to use to get votes.

Sam Brows said...

On the police using radar devices: 8:54, are there situations where certain officers will use the devices without a warrant and then afterwards attempt to create an exigent circumstances narrative to justify their use? Of course there are. I don't feel protected or served when I read articles like this one.

Getting your kicks from using a Rug Doctor...man card violation. That's loss of down and (for Barry) half the distance to the goal, I'm thinking.

Anonymous said...

The complaining of the price of Decatur Little League baseball and the basketball rivalry is getting ridiculous!

Anonymous said...

Where could a feller get one of these handy devices if a feller was interested?

Anonymous said...

Abbott already has his own Catholic bible..

Anonymous said...

Depression is a bitch. Having a friend to talk to would be nice, but I guess thats not in the cards. Its become a constant struggle just to leave the house. Its a very hard thing to explain, and it wrecks me. I pray all the time to make this stop, but for some reason he just wont listen to me.

Anonymous said...

Do the black guys really live in Bridgeport or do they just fly them in for the games?

Anonymous said...

No, they just pull them from the fields.

Anonymous said...

Decatur will win tonight! Better coaches, and always more talent!!!Can we say upset!
Go Eagles!

Anonymous said...

"When one of those folks comes to power they can feel free to break protocol! That is the beauty of our religious freedoms, any one of those folks listed above can become governor!"

You have this exactly backwards. And I mean perfectly, exactly, amazingly backwards.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Just curious..

What benefits does a person get by being an atheist?

Any?

Anonymous said...

They really live in Bridgeport and they are really going to kick Decaturs arse tonight.

Anonymous said...

9:41
I never said, "Decatur has always been really good" nor did I say Decatur has any state trophies. Awesome debating skills when you counter with points that were not made in the original post. Good one.

Katy Anders said...

12:42: You get your Sundays free.

Anonymous said...

12:42 You also get an instant 10% raise!

Anonymous said...

12:57 Nobody get one past you!

DF Aunt Sally

Anonymous said...

Katy, He gets his Sundays free because Decatur will lose tonight? That super glue that holds your mustache on is seeping into your brain.

Katy Anders said...

1:51: There were two comments posted at 12:42. If my comment didn't make sense in the context of one of them, try the other one.

Anonymous said...

Sam Brow - the difference between my listed scenarios and yours is that mine are not speculation. Anyone can conjecture about "what ifs" all day long.

Law enforcement CAN utilitize this device with a warrant and they CAN use it, in certain circumstances, without a warrant...and be legally righteous in both scenarios.

Stay Classy

Anonymous said...

I keep hearing that these kids were recruited to Bridgeport. What is up with that??

Anonymous said...

12:42 The best thing is not being needy. Religious folks are so needy. Needy Needy Needy.

Anonymous said...

Katy, None of your comments make sense. Try a new glue.

Anonymous said...

What glue do you use, 4:02?

Anonymous said...

10:58, I think you did Chico ISD a favor by leaving. And OMG...... Stop hogging all the periods!

Sredna Ytak said...

4:02 I might not agree with many of Katy's comments but they all make sense.

Anonymous said...

3:18

They were not recruited, they just happened to be in the BISD now.

Those that are bitter say they were recruited. Recruiting is against UIL rules.

I myself, moved a lot as a kid. From 1 thru 12 grades I was in 5 different school systems in 4 different states, 1 school system twice. It wasn't my fault my Dad was getting transferred.

The funny thing is, when you are a kid, you pretty much move wherever your parents move.

Anonymous said...

12:42

Not only are our Sundays free, the whole guilt thing is a non-issue.

Anonymous said...

10:58 do your homework. You are an idiot. Sorry your brother in law may want to drop his superintendent classes. The supt has done a great job . And it would be better if some like yourself would stop lying

Anonymous said...

Hi Barry,

I began following your blog almost 5 years ago. Back then most of your posts were very thought provoking, and while written from a very biased viewpoint, I didn't mind.

I have began seeing your comments slowly lean much more towards just plain out trolling and not thought provoking at all. It's sad in a really sad type of way. I know even a small town two bit ambulance chaser can put more coherent thoughts together than the useless drivel of here lately.

Are you ok?