The Campaign For DA

1.14.2015

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts



  • In the first playoff ranking released last October, Ohio State was #16.
  • For some reason, there was a photo of a male appendage on WFAA's website yesterday. (Hey, you go look for it if you want.)
  • A goofy Texas Republican Congressman compared the President to Hitler. And then apologized
  • My long term nemesis Ann Curry is out at NBC.
  • Does anyone know shorthand anymore? I know one lady at the courthouse who used to practice it, but I haven't seen her use it in almost twenty years.
  • Someone questioned me on whether gas prices were above $1.00 in the late 1970s. Someone back me up on this. As a new driver back then, I know! Gas pumps back then could only be adjusted to 99.9 cents (sheesh I feel old). So when gas prices went to $1.04, the stations would set the pump price to 52 cents and put a handwritten sign on it that said "Price is for 1/2 gallon. Total price will be double what you see on pump." 
  • A Texas player gave an OU player a longhorn decal for All-Star game. The OU player turned it upside down and put it on his helmet.  I'm not sure if that is the UT player in the background of the pic laughing, but if it is: That is exactly the type of guy UT needs to keep out of the program in the future.
  • Of the 62 Democrats in the new Texas legislature, only 7 are white. Of the 116 Republicans in the Texas legislature, only 8 aren't white. Source
  • There's a story in the news about a former football player falling overboard and swimming nine miles to shore. That sounds fishy.  Deadspin wrote an article about it which implies the same thing. 
  • Twenty years ago (well 12 days from now, actually) opening statements began in the O.J. Simpson murder trial. I actually watched a little about it on a CNN special last night and had forgotten that Mark Fuhrman, after having been caught lying on the (irrelevant) issue of whether he had ever used the n-word, took the 5th Amendment when asked, "Did you plant evidence in this case?"  Sheesh. That alone would give the jury a reasonable doubt. 
  • The Los Angeles Dodgers have signed a relief pitcher who was "banned for life by the Chinese Professional Baseball League in 2009, for allegedly accepting benefits from gamblers to throw two baseball games." Holy, cow. What's everyone going to think the first time he loses a game by leaving a curve ball hanging over the plate? 
  • "A potentially disastrous situation at sea turned into a stunning stroke of luck for a 22-year-old man who fell overboard from a cruise ship and was then rescued later by another passing cruise ship after another passenger heard him calling for help in the open ocean." That story is beyond amazing. Heck, the coast guard has trouble finding someone when they know they are in the ocean, and this guy was spotted by someone in a passing cruise ship?! The odds of that happening have to be astronomical. 
  • "Y'all'd've: Best contraction ever?" - Stolen from. And when I first saw it, I knew exactly what it meant. Heck, I sounded it out to see if I was guilty of uttering it. Verdict: Absolutely.
  • I certainly support the French paper's right to publish satire, but if you keep poking a rattlesnake don't you expect to get bit? 



52 comments:

Anonymous said...

Typical liberal.....why are you so consumed with the racial makeup of the Texas congress. Can you not just judge folks on their contributions to society and not the color of his or her skin?

Also am I to assume that you are all about free speech and free press unless it offends muslims?

wordkyle said...

You keep pointing out the racial disparity between Democrats and Republicans. When Liberals have done everything but lynch a person of color for acting the least bit conservative, what do you expect?

- I see you've joined the "they deserve what they get" team regarding Charlie Hebdo. And are you really comparing Muslims to poisonous snakes? Doesn't that open you up to a similar retaliation?

Anonymous said...

if you poke the rattle snake with the business end of a 12 gauge, then I think the odds are in your favor.

but at least we can all agree on what's a rattle snake.

DF Confused Liberal

Anonymous said...

I never understood your dislike of Anne Curry. Isn't she just as liberal as you?

Anonymous said...

@0844

Typical faux conservative.... ignore statistical data when it doesn't serve your purpose,

scream it from the mountain top when it does (laborforce participation rate)

DF Raging Wordkyle

Anonymous said...

Barry judges people based on the color of their skin not the content of their character.

Anonymous said...

Of the 62 Democrats in the new Texas legislature, only 7 have an IQ over 100. Of the 116 Republicans in the Texas legislature, only 8 have an IQ below 100.

Anonymous said...

Re the baseball player banned for life by the Chinese--typical of pro team sports nowadays, they'll hire anybody who can make a buck for them, regardless of how thuggy/low class/corrupt they are.

Good word picture of Islam as a religion--rattlesnakes.

Katy Anders said...

A "male appendage" being what? A gun? A hamburger? A beer?

Anonymous said...

So...poking a rattlesnake causes it to strike to kill in defense of its life. Petty cartoons cause Muslim extremists to kill in defense of nothing but their honor.

You are beyond hope Barry.

Anonymous said...

So what about Dem and Repub race statistics? Minorities have been fed the lie from Dems that they can do nothing without gov. help. Makes sense that those same minorities would elect minorities. Barry, I guess that makes you more of a wigger than Eminem since you are Wise County's Dem in Chief.

Anonymous said...

9:22

You left off remote control.

Anonymous said...

Shorthand comes naturally to me.

DF Billy Barty

Anonymous said...

Doesn't sound fishy to me.

DF Jonah

Sean Elliott's Dirty Dead Kidney said...

I wouldn't say Ann Curry is out completely at Kabletown. It's more of the Lisa Ling and Soledad O'Brien approach to her career.

"Curry announced in a statement she is leaving the network as a full-time employee to begin a new relationship with NBCUniversal that allows her to report on any platform and on any network, including NBC News.

She also is developing a media start-up, seeded by NBCUniversal, to provide reporting and content to be distributed over multiple platforms."

mzchief said...

I do see what Barry is saying. Radical Muslims cut the heads off and randomly murder people, who quietly live their lives in a manner not approved of my radical Muslims, so of course radical Muslims are going to murder people who openly oppose radical Islam.

A civilized society recognizes a threat to the safety and well-being to it's citizens and takes ALL NECESSARY steps to eradicate the threat.

Sensible people, persistently, eradicate rattlesnakes, that slither among and bite people. The same tactic, for keeping society safe from rattlesnakes, should be instituted toward radical Muslims.

No decent human believes murder is the appropriate response to cartoons/speech that some find offensive.

Anonymous said...

What purpose does the racial statistical purpose have 8:56? HAVE YOU SEEN THE LABORFORCE PARTICIPATION RATE?

Anonymous said...

I remember lots of weenies called Bush Hitler but never apologized. Whatever happened to Connie Chung and her sidekick Maurie?

Anonymous said...

I certainly support the French paper's right to publish satire, but if you keep poking a rattlesnake don't you expect to get bit?

You're not supposed to point that out at times like this. Or that the American Sniper was a liar. Trigger warning...

mzchief said...
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that guy said...

@10:14

if you gotta ask....

DF Political Scientist

Anonymous said...

The Charlie Hebdo massacre was orchestrated by Mossad black ops. Commissioner Helric Fredoun did not commit suicide. He was killed to erase the trail.

http://poleshift.ning.com/forum/topics/zetatalk-chat-for-january-17-2015

Anonymous said...

9:22 in your case it's a mustache.

Creepy tranny

mzchief said...

It's inaccurate to compare Obama to Hitler. Obama lacks the resolve and conviction of his beliefs to be another Hitler. Obama is nothing more than a Chicago Thug.

Anonymous said...

If you believe the common sense appoach to avoid being attacked by radical muslims is to avoid offending them then you should also believe the common sense way to identify and eradicate radical muslims is to racially profile all muslims.

Would you say the same thing to the liberal news outlets that constantly make fun of Christians? I guess they are just poking grass snakes so it doesn't matter in your twisted logic.

Anonymous said...

My mom, Mary Barnett (Bridgeport), still takes notes in shorthand. She was a secretary for years, beginning in Wise County with Christie Mitchell & Mitchel's leased office in the courthouse and ending with Woodruff Law Firm.
I'll do something at her computer and notice her notepad, filled with shorthand. I guess it's easier for her than printing just a bit that she wants for later. She's almost 92.

Katy Anders said...

10:29: I'm a master of disguise and you're simply jealous that you can't grow a mustache like this.

Katy Anders said...

10:36: It's never justified to murder people for things they say. Furthermore, murdering someone for a cartoon is antithetical to our values in the extreme.

In the same way, if I insult your mother and you beat me up, you would be arrested. I would still have been beaten up, however.

in this case, I think the magazine knew the risks. They had been threatened and attacked before and essentially dared those offended to respond. It's sickening that there was a response, but not particularly surprising.

Anonymous said...

Katy,

They knew the risks and that makes it even more important that they should be honored and those that follow allowed to express their satire in the same fashion. They had the courage to stare down an evil and it cost a number of them their lives. They were heroes of the highest order. To say if "you poke a rattlesnake" or “it is not surprising” is to demean the lives and the sacrifice these folks made to society. I put what these people did right up there close to military service. Just because they knew the risks doesn’t mean we shouldn’t respond to protect free speech going forward. Remember, they win with our silence, not just westerners or Christians, but peaceful Muslims as well.

If I beat you up for insulting my mother would that be a global threat to freedom of speech or even freedom of your speech? I would be in jail and you would be free to continue to insult my mother. Nobody, and I mean nobody would be defending me on that one like many liberals are defending radical Muslims regarding the Paris attack. Apples and Oranges indeed.

Anonymous said...

"Someone questioned me on whether gas prices were above $1.00 in the late 1970s. Someone back me up on this."

How's this?

Yes, gas prices passed $1.00/gal - but not when you think they did.

BTW, the Texas Congresscritter contrasted the President's actions with those of the Nazi leader. Not surprisingly, our 24 hour news purveyors can't make the distinction, seeking only to fill a sound bite or a screen crawler. But aren't you the hardest-working guy in the news biz - isn't your profession all about distinction and discernment?

Katy Anders said...

11:40: I largely agree with your first paragraph.

The second paragraph seems to indicate you need to look up analogy in a dictionary.

The third paragraph, the one you didn't post, was awesome. And although I am humble and often uncomfortable when praise like that is heaped upon me, I agree.

Anonymous said...

Of the 62 Democrats in the new Texas legislature, only 7 have an IQ over 100. Of the 116 Republicans in the Texas legislature, only 8 have an IQ below 100.-9:02

These results have been certified by Wordkyle & Ass

Anonymous said...

Regardless of your political persuasion, anyone knows Hitler was much more intelligent than Obama and he also took responsibility for his arrogance and insanity. Our apologies to Hitler for the asinine statement by the politician.

Anonymous said...

Ann Curry in at 12 million a year.I could love her if she give me the time . She not 12 million ugly.

Anonymous said...

I have not seen anyone, liberal or otherwise, attempting to defend the radical Muslims who perpetrated the Paris massacre. I have seen folks who try to remind everyone that it's radical Muslims, not Muslims, who did the shooting. Same way it was David Koresh and his cult who killed those in the Waco massacre, and not Christians.

I don't think BG was in any way attempting to justify or defend the extremists either. I hope he was just making a statement in general, although I think using terms like "poking a rattlesnake" was being unnecessarily glib in the face of such a tragedy.

Anonymous said...

What Barry and the rest of the liberal apologists for islam don't understand is that no matter how much lattitude is given to the sheetheads they will still find away to be offended--just by OUR existence--they are offended. If there was a magic wand waved, and every non-muslim on the planet was extricated to Greenland--then after some time of adjustment and astonishment on the muslims part, they would move to have us once again eradicated because that is their belief system--and ingrained into their psyche.
They would come after the new geographical occupants simply because they exist, are an infidel and breathe the same air.
Barry, what you don't understand is that your head is not sacred in their mind-just because you defend them doesn't mean that you would be spared if they had their way. That is the funny part of the whole equation.

Anonymous said...

12:47

I'm not so sure about the Koresh reference. Who killed whom is still an unanswered question to many.

Anonymous said...

9:55

Dude...

It was a whale, not a fish.

Anonymous said...

"If you keep poking a rattlesnake don't you expect to get bit?"

Not if you kill the snake!

Anonymous said...

The cowards on the left have always had great sensitivity towards our enemies.

John Holmes' Ghost said...

Ann Curry was hot and, for a milfy reporter of 58 y.o., is aging well. I remember when she started on the today show, i would sit on left hand so it would go numb then wait for her to appear, turn down the volume and let lefty do the rest on my meat cannon.

At least we have Dylan Dreyer... man, you can set a drink on that back end.

Anonymous said...

RE: $1 gas

You folks are forgetting gas prices are also relative to where you live and who is selling the gas. Prices went over $1/gallon in CA long before they did in TX.

Anonymous said...

Katy,

I was playing along with your bizarre analogy to drive home a point! A successful analogy compares two things for the purpose of clarification. You compared two very different things in such a way it served only to further demean the victims and downplay the terror attacks in France. That was my point; your ill advised analogy was just as undignified as your veiled dismissal that they should have known better.
I really don’t need to explain any of this, you’re smart enough to know what I did there, but just like all liberals, you result to insults and personal attacks whenever confronted. You can include that compliment with my mythical third paragraph from earlier.

Anonymous said...

Richard green uses shorthand.

Katy Anders said...

@2:51: Did I insult or "resort to personal attacks"?

Could you point to that part for me?

Anonymous said...

2:51

Lucky for you, there is a room available in the asylum.

Please walk this way.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know why I said "ambershed" on the 4:50 pm news teaser instead of "ambushed"?

Double Fake Clarice Tinsley

Anonymous said...

Holy crap. Never thought i would see the day that i agree with katy AND mzcreep.

Of course bu continues to troll with his ignorant comments about snakes in the grass and such.

Then again who best to know how a snake in the grass acts than a two bit small town ambulance chaser?...speaks volumes doesn't it?

Anonymous said...

I remember the price per 1/2 gallon thing.

Still a crazy thought- there was a time when nobody could even comprehend gasoline MIGHT be more than a dollar.

Based on recall of where I was living and what I was driving, the price of gasoline in 1987 was 99 cents a gallon and could be found for .79-.80 when a price war was on.

Anonymous said...

In Seattle in the late 70's they had pumps set to Liters. Talk about really confusing.

Katy Anders said...

Hey, no one else caught the fact that the Pope stole my analogy about insulting someone's mother only HOURS after I posted it here?

I think the Pope reads Barry's blog. And he's stealing material from me. Not rage. Not Wordkyle. Not Double Fake. Me.

Anonymous said...

"[I] had forgotten that Mark Fuhrman, after having been caught lying on the (irrelevant) issue of whether he had ever used the n-word, took the 5th Amendment when asked, "Did you plant evidence in this case?" Sheesh. That alone would give the jury a reasonable doubt."

Jeesh, I had, too.
I know OJ was guilty. You know OJ was guilty. But you can't convict him when your star witness was expertly proven to be a liar, and he takes the 5th about whether he planted evidence. Nice job, Fuhrman-- you let a multiple murderer go.