The Campaign For DA

1.07.2015

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts



  • I got an email report from someone I trust who reports that Decatur's "Speedo Man" (he's pictured in the masthead, above) has died.  According to the email:  "He was a good guy with a good sense of humor. He was one other best dozer operators I've ever met. It was uncanny. He could push a pile of dirt or timber 200 yards and not lose an ounce of the dirt pile or there wouldn't be a teaspoon of dirt in the whole ball of timber if pushing timber or brush. He could barely read or write but he could eyeball grades and cut them to within +/- an inch or two. Again, it was uncanny. Inspectors would take their lunch breaks on the site to watch him work." He never EVER drank water- only coffee no matter how hot it was.
  • I'm pretty sure that the SMU scientists erected their own seismic equipment within the last week and half at the old Texas Stadium site. Very nice timing considering the last 24 hours of activity. 
  • Big news this morning: At least 12 people killed in Paris in a terroristic attack at a satirical magazine. (I clicked on a "graphic footage" link this morning and wish I hadn't.) They were targeting specific individuals including the editor and a cartoonist. There are already collections on the Internet of the paper's most "offensive" covers -- they are obviously in French but there are explanations in the sidebar in that link. 
  • Does Salman Rushdie still live in fear after all of these years?
  • There is a Wise County inmate who has been mailing out uh, toilet paper, to various county officials over the past week or so. 
  • I rarely watch MSNBC, but Rachel Maddow last night had the funniest segment as she ran footage of Joe Biden interacting with the newly sworn Senators and their families.  It truly is like Christmas to him. And it's so tense watching him because he's so wheels off. 
  • Every friend I have who has ever used Uber loves it. 
  • "DALLAS — A Dallas attorney, Andrew Lee Siegel, faces up to 25 years in prison after pleading guilty in a nearly $1.6 million vodka investment scam." I thought he might be associated with "Sigel's wine of the week" until I discovered is name is spelled differently that the liquor chain. 
  • For the Republicans to take over both houses of Congress yesterday, they sure seemed grumpy. 
  • I had no idea the very wheels off Kennedale "And Another" teacher was released from prison last month. (Credit: BagofNothing for seeing it.) She had been sentenced to five years in August of 2012, but she probably had accumulated a ton of back time. If I remember correctly, all her "victims" were of legal age but she was prosecuted under the teacher/student "improper relationship" statute.
  • I'm late to this story, but the Assistant Dallas DA who got a arrested for DWI has to be a moron for firing off the "Do you know who I am" card. (But he sure looked "fly" in the Channel 8 video.) 


37 comments:

Anonymous said...

Some of those drawings are very twisted and its easy to see why simple-minded followers would be upset.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if the Wise County Messenger will do a tribute to Speedo Man?

When I worked there half the staff would leave the building and pack their cars and SUVs because they heard he was out in his yard and they wanted to drive by.

Anonymous said...

Those were not terrorist attacks in Paris. It was a random act of work place violence.

Triple Fake... said...

that pic of Boehner and Pelosi is a classic example of two exes trying to make nice for the sake of their grown kids twenty years after the divorce.

This uh, toilet paper - what condition is it in when it gets mailed out?

Your first bullet point seems to contain a wee bit of exaggeration. Not unusual when waxing eulogically (of, or pertaining to, a eulogy) If that's not already a word...you're welcome!

Triple Fake Funk N. Wagnall

Anonymous said...

That's the kissinist Nigger of a president I ever saw. Don't Gay's kiss a lot?

Anonymous said...

That was not a real comment at 9:15. It was random neurons firing.

Anonymous said...

The Kennedale teacher case was very odd. If I were a hot mom and had the 18 year old football players over for spaghetti and sex Scrabble, it would be immoral but not illegal. Because she is a teacher, she goes to prison. And it is a sex crime, but then again it is not really. She does not have to register as a sex offender. I think she got the shaft, legally speaking.

DF Debra Lafave

wordkyle said...

I had to go back and re-read your comment on the Paris attacks. You got through it without mentioning Islam, Islamist, Muslim, or Muhammad. Reports are that the gunmen said the Prophet Muhammad was "avenged." (The magazine has published several issues mocking Islam and Muhammad.) A video of one of the gunmen shows him shouting "Allah!"

Discussing this attack without mentioning Islamists is like discussing the sinking of the Titanic without mentioning icebergs. What's the purpose of ignoring such an important detail?

Anonymous said...

We need to show more respect for the Muslim religion like we do the Christian faith. And some of this violence would stop if we allowed or passed laws based on sharia law. Just remember that throughout history people have migrated and those migrations changed the cultures in the affected countries. The countries that are the most desirable for migrants are countries with high wealth such as the United State. As Bob Dylan sang "The times they are a-changing".

wordkyle said...

934 - She was punished because she was in a position of power (of a sort) over the student. She did more time than a recent US President who was guilty of the same thing.

Anonymous said...

An unknown ambulance chaser would also take his lunch break to watch him mow his yard.

Anonymous said...

Wordkyle: Barry hates the culture into which he was conceived.

Anonymous said...

Siegel isn't part of the liquor sales chain -- but he was the lawyer representing liquor stores against the city and others to prevent the Dallas "wet" vote a few years ago that allowed more widespread liquor sales (his clients already had the "wet" areas locked down with stores, and didn't want to open up historically "dry" areas to new competition).

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

All these earthquakes in Irving near the old Texas Stadium site are just aftershocks from the numerous "Butch Johnson California Quake" celebrations that went on there.

Anonymous said...

Seriously, you print a point about the Muslim terrorist attack and then below ask if Rushdie lives in fear. Why would he fear an attack from the false religion of peace? Oops now I hope I don't have to live in fear!

Anonymous said...

9:43 Apparently you don't consume much of the drivel national media doles out, because they have no respect for Christians or Christianity. Christians are under constant attack from our media. Muslims kill members of the media and you libtards say "you got what you deserve for questioning their religion" but if a right wingnut American attacked an CNN office you would condemn all Christians and paint them as radicals.

Anonymous said...

Good one Honcho!

Anonymous said...

RTG: She's a spinner!

Anonymous said...

Gotta keep up those low-sac treatments.

Anonymous said...

You never hear of Buddhist terrorists. I dunno, just thinkin out loud.

Swamp Donkey

Anonymous said...

Did ya'll hear the story about a group Church of Christ followers attacking that cultural arts center in Soho where the "artists" made projects such as placing a crucifix in urine and such.
16 dead. 9 injured. Shooters still at large.
Shooters could be heard shouting "God is great" and lamenting the Lord's prayer as they were firing.
Tragic.

Anonymous said...

Yes it has been great having a cartoon for Vice-President...the man who was proud of cheating through law school. It shows.

Anonymous said...

I forgot Tom Mcvwigh was Muslim.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Ton of back time.....funny.

Anonymous said...

Good try Rage.
Your prize is the little plastic spider ring out of the clear plastic egg.

Anonymous said...

10:32 got trolled.

Anonymous said...

C'mon, give Big Pappa some sugar! I'll let you hold my gavel.

DF John "The Player" Boehner

Anonymous said...

Was that the Jayvee team in Paris BG? Is it a good thing that Obama is releasing terrorist from Gitmo?

Anonymous said...

Timothy Mcvwigh knew a thing or two about workplace violence.

Anonymous said...

I forgot abortion clinic bombers were Muslim.

Rage

Anonymous said...

9:44

Really?

Thank you for your extensive insight.

Anonymous said...

Did the progressives go to great lengths to sequester the pamplets, advertising, and promotions of said abortion clinics as to not offend the right-to-life crowd? Refresh my memory Rage.
Did the progressives tell the abortion providers to "tone it down" to keep from offending anyone?
Didn't we have one of those abortion clinic bombers go on the lamb and was hunted down with extreme prejudice in the Appalachian hills?

wordkyle said...

444 - You're welcome. It's always a pleasure pointing out the double standard between a school teacher and a Democrat icon.

Anonymous said...

4:40, All two of them?

Anonymous said...

Rage, You must have forgotten that Harry Truman was a Muslim too.

Anonymous said...

I'm still bitter there was not one bit of coverage of the nudist camp fire!
Hehe hehe I said coverage of a nudist

Anonymous said...

Don't know if 9:29 is real or not but that kissn nigger is the Republican House leader. He's changed from Orange to darker brown than Obama.
Geeeze, some Wise Co. folks are stupid.