The Campaign For DA

2.06.2015

Random Friday Morning Thoughts



  • The only reality show I feel good about the Family Unit watching is Lifetime's Child Genius.
  • The Supreme Court yesterday stopped the execution of a man convicted of killing four men in an airplane hanger in Grayson County.  I could have sworn the case was featured in either the Dallas Observer or Fort Worth Weekly because it does have a very "are we sure he did it?" feel. But I can't find any article in either of the two.  
  • Speaking of true crime, there is a rumor floating around that the next Serial series will feature a Texas case. That Grayson County case could be it. But I'd love it if it featured Darlie Routier. 
  • "All these people saying [the pass play by Seattle] was the  worst call ever, they’re idiots. Never take advice from someone who doesn’t have to live with the consequences." -- Mark Cuban. What the heck does that last sentence mean? Also, if you want a giggle, just Google "Mark Cuban gives advice" and see how often he gives advice to people in a situation where he can't suffer the consequences for being wrong.  
  • Fox 4's Steve Eager in a very weird "Viewer's Voice After Dark" filmed with a cell phone at his house after midnight. (The guy seems pretty normal on the air but his Twitter feed is very Sean Hannity-like.) 
  • Every now and then you'll hear the rumor that Disney wants to build a theme park near the metroplex and that Wise County has been targeted.  The Dallas Morning News has a story today about a guy accused of scamming millions of dollars from duped investors when he floated the same idea for Denton and Grayson County. (The link is worth clicking on just to see a pic of the 40 year old schmuck.)
  • The new narrative: The accused killer of Chris Kyle wasn't a good soldier suffering from PTSD but instead he was a Muslim sympathizer. Sheesh. Anything to fit an Islamophobe storyline. (You can Google it but you might want to look at the name of any site which makes that claim. Hint: It's probably very, very, very Right Wing.)
  • Prediction: NBC's Brian Williams survives this.  I think we've entered a new day where you can simply ride out negative publicity if your willing to. (See Roger Goodell.)
  • "I tried to activate my glutes best I could." - Tiger Woods after withdrawing from yet another golf tournament yesterday. (People have been joking about his "glutes not firing" but it apparently is a common term in the health nut community.)
  • And there's a crazy video of a spectator (?) who just hopped on the back of Tiger's golf cart for a few seconds as he was leaving the course. There has to be more to that story. 
  • Radio Shack seems like it had been on life support for over a decade. In January 2006 they announced they missed their quarterly estimates, and I wrote then that they might want to think about changing the name of the company.

50 comments:

Anonymous said...

This RTG looks really familiar. It's almost like my brother's ex-wife got some boobs and a tan. Careful fellas, when those sunglasses come off you'll be wishing you had a stronger gag reflex.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Speaking of true crime, ya'll ponder this on your way to work today. Enjoy!
http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/amnesty-bonuses-tax-code-illegal-immigrants-receive-earned-income-tax-credit_841496.html

BagOfNothing.com said...

This day in history Barry Green admitted to all the world that he watches Lifetime. MAN CARD REVOKED. MAN CARD ONLY RETRIEVABLE AFTER WATCHING BRAVEHEART AND/OR GLADIATOR

Anonymous said...

Prediction: NBC's Brian Williams survives this. I think we've entered a new day where you can simply ride out negative publicity if your willing to.

That's not a hard prediction, geez.

You have the media covering his arse 110% and working overtime to justify his actions and help him vs. the truth of a few soldiers.

When have the liars in on the liberal left ever really been accountable for their actions?

you are like the Mark Cuban of liberals - always making a prediction when there is no real consequences for being wrong.

wordkyle said...

accused killer of Chris Kyle = Muslim sympathizer - Right wing media speculation. The stories provide some indications of his Muslim sympathies, but are tempered by saying "may have been" and "allegedly." Although the stories give the lie to his PTSD claims pretty authoritatively.

Oh, and Brian Williams survives, because he's been on Jimmy Fallon's show, way too cool to take the consequences for twelve years of lies.

Anonymous said...

tiger isn't trying to activate his own glutes but rather those of his female fans. back when he was gettin' a little he was good....musta slowed down his backswing

Anonymous said...

Again, Wordy crawfishes on right wing unsubstantiated BS. Barry gives qualifiers all the time, and you cry like a stuck pig about it.

Besides, we all know "Muslim sympathizer" is just another way of saying "someone who doesn't want Muslims shot or deported, immediately".

John Russell said...

Cuban said never TAKE advice from someone who doesn't have to live with the consequences. He didn't say anything about GIVING advice. There's nothing wrong with giving advice. It's up to the other person to determine if it's good advice or not. Cuban, personally, has already made that decision. Seems reasonable to me.

Anonymous said...

The dude on the back of Tiger's golf cart was a tournament official. He has creds hanging around his neck and a walkie talkie in his hand.

wordkyle said...

924 - Actually, the "right wing BS" is substantiated. If you'd read any of the articles, you'd know that. So is your -oh-so-public ignorance purposeful, or congenital?

Anonymous said...

Barry,

When do you EVER personally suffer the consequences for decisions that you make?

Jealousy and envy are ugly and it is full 4k resolution display on this blog every day

Anonymous said...

So Barry you have an issue with liberal Hollywood and their ability to deliver "family friendly" programming?

Interesting...kind of a contradiction?

I didn't think you had any filter at all

Anonymous said...

Brian Williams should be fired.
-lost ALL credibility

Roger Goodell should be fired
-in a world where lawyers throw the word "honorable" around like the word "is", he is a joke

Hillary Clinton should be ignored; (remember the false report of being fired upon?)but sadly she will become the next president

You liberal clowns are getting exactly what you ask for

Come on Barry, you gotta get those kids ready for the world you are preparing them for...TURN THAT TV ON! LET EM SEE IT!

Anonymous said...

Brian Williams is not the first liar on the news. One thing that totally disgusted me was when "Hurricane" Sandy hit the NE United States on October 29, 2012. It was not a hurricane. The news, all the news, lied about the wind speed. It was not even a tropical storm. The news, including Williams talked about the 80 MPH winds hitting Atlantic City, N.J. when in fact the maximum wind speed was recorded at 51 MPH. That number is a historical recorded fact. While the storm was coming ashore I watched the wind gauges on buoys just before landfall and it blew my mind that the news was lying and not even FOX challenged it. And today the lie still exists. Historical wind speeds for that day are available on the National Weather Service website. A tropical depression came ashore, not a hurricane and not even a tropical storm.

The lie:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YeutC1WN6dc

And the truth:

http://www.weather.gov/climate/getclimate.php?wfo=phi

Triple Fake... said...

I usually have trouble getting my glutes to NOT fire! If I could harness that, I'd probably be able to shoot a golfball like an RPG

That Disney scam artist looks fifteen going on fifty. People gullible and greedy enough to believe his BS deserve to lose their money

The only way Brian Williams survives is if people continue to tune in. Ratings are all that matter in his line of work. A Mother Teresa-type with unquestionable integrity could read the news but I doubt anybody would watch.

Anonymous said...

The new narrative: The accused killer of Chris Kyle wasn't a good soldier suffering from PTSD but instead he was a Muslim sympathizer. Sheesh.

You cherry pick stories to fit your bullsh*t narrative that conservatives are clueless rubes.

You want to see an ignorant moron? Look in the mirror.

Eddie Routh as a Marine Corp Armorer, or firearm technician, likely never carried out combat operations. He stayed on the base inside the wire repairing and maintaining small arms. You don't get real PTSD doing that.

Anonymous said...

Maybe the real conspiracy theory should be that the accused Killer had PTSD from his service in the military and you should not take someone like that to a gun range unless a trained mental health expert says this is a good idea.

Anonymous said...

Brian Williams will be given awards by his piers and probably a contract extension.

Sam Brows said...

Maybe I'm just grumpy today, but I read the article on the people who got "scammed" on the fake Disney park, and I don't have a ton of sympathy for them. Everyone quoted seemed to think there was nothing in the world wrong with getting insider information that would put them in position to flip property to Disney and thereby inflate the company's cost of building the fake park.

Brian Williams SHOULD be fired. He is the face of a major news outlet and if you can't trust him, you can't trust that outlet's news. In my opinion. But if he hangs on, it will probably be, not because of the time we live in, but because he's a nicer guy than Dan Rather seemed to be.

Anonymous said...

Just remember that Brian Williams works for the same network that has Revrum Al Sharpton on it's payroll(Tawanna Bralley and the Duke LaCross scandal)

Anonymous said...

10:03

Now THERE'S the pompous ass we all know.

Anonymous said...

Eddie Routh was not a Mooslim sympathizer because Obammy did not have his parents come to the White House and given the royal treatment.

Bear said...

You libs will go to your graves defending all Muslims. Hopefully it will be before I go to mine opposing them.

Anonymous said...

9:46 - You're looking at the wrong guy, detective.

Anonymous said...

The guy in the windbreaker on Tiger's cart had to be security. How do I know this...windbreaker.

Anonymous said...

Do your research then vote no in the DISD bonds

Keep your dollars at home

Anonymous said...

You don't get real PTSD doing that.

Someone better tell Chris Kyle.

Rage

Anonymous said...

10:03

Thank you for believing in me, sir. There is the small detail that I never met Mr. Routh, but I'm sure my magic ruby and camel bones are speaking the truth to me.

Would you like a fig?

Double Fake Walid Shoebat

wordkyle said...

1225 - Yeah, looking back at it, I can see where you might think I was being pompous.

Incidentally, someone else said that you define "pompous" as my using words you didn't understand. That is what you meant, isn't it?

Anonymous said...

my feet stink...

Anonymous said...

Kids suspended on Bridgeports basketball team!
Upset tonight! We have better talent and better coaches!
We Are Decatur!

Anonymous said...

Funny how Geeding will pop in here and make snide remarks but if you do that over on his little blog he will ban you.

Did someone say thin-skin?

Anonymous said...

3:16

Well...there you go again.

Who would this "someone else" be? Don't lie to the American People(that read Barry's blog).

Double Fake Ronald Reagan

Anonymous said...

11:05

Which pier? Pier 39 in San Francisco or another pier?

Unless you meant peers.

Anonymous said...

5:21

I've had no issue with BON. You must have crossed the line.

Anonymous said...

What he means is to discount advice given by someone who is clueless...like football fans.

Anonymous said...

I too have reservations about the bond election

wordkyle said...

535 - Not sure who the "someone else" was, it was someone who wasn't me. (Ergo, "someone else.")

Anonymous said...

4:14...
Did you have a nice evening?
~laffs~

Anonymous said...

5:42------(Keith)

Kinda silly (and transparent) for you to comment anonymously. Get a grip (and some thicker skin), dude

Anonymous said...

What happened with the better talent and coaches last night? I thought there was going to be an upset. Your better coach sux

Anonymous said...

Barry, please learn the proper use of your and you're. When typing "your" say "you are", if it fits, use you're. Being from Wise County doesn't mean you must be a hick.

Anonymous said...

Hey, all you Decatur basketball fans. Good game last night, huh?

Anonymous said...

News Flash: Karma killed Chris Kyle.

Anonymous said...

8:13

Someone you can't identify, some mythical person.

How typical of you.

Anonymous said...

Not fair! Bridgeport has played more games than us!
Just saying!

Anonymous said...

Prediction: NBC's Brian Williams survives this.

First your major fail on the Cowboys and now this...seriously maybe you should,stick with what you know best...chasin ambulances.

Leave the predictions up to the guys who can think for themselves.

wordkyle said...

416 - Well, some people -- such as yourself -- refuse to identify themselves when they make comments. For whatever reason, they choose to stay anonymous. Such a person is who made the statement. (This was because of someone using the word "pompous" who was also apparently unsure of its definition.)

Incidentally, do you consider yourself mythical?

Anonymous said...

It was a much better game than the last one. 99% of the bulls points scored by the two recruits.

Anonymous said...

Tiger screwed up when he started bulking up. This has happened to several major players. I always wondered how long he could keep that swing up with packing on as much muscle as he did. It's a very hard thing to explain, but I believe this is what happened In his case.