The Campaign For DA

2.20.2015

Random Friday Morning Thoughts




  • I didn't know former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani was even remotely relevant enough these days to even get into hot water for saying President Obama, one day after saying he does "not believe that the president loves America."
  • Joe Biden had the greatest line about Giuliani during the campaigns in 2008: "There's only three things he mentions in a sentence —a noun, a verb, and 9/11." (Giuliani always tried to capitalize on the fact he simply walked through the streets in the aftermath of 9/11.)
  • Maybe the best picture of the Boston blizzard.
  • My back has been hurting the last few days which reminds me how much I hate back pain. 
  • In the old TV series MASH, there was a handmade sign outside the camp with directions and mileage to destinations all over the world. I didn't know the bottom location read, "Decatur". (Although there are lots of Decaturs in the U.S.)
  • Of all the problems in Texas (the uninsured, education, highways, water, etc.), the Texas Attorney General considered it an emergency yesterday to stop same sex marriage licenses from being issued? (And since the U.S. Supreme Court has already agreed to decide the issue, we can just pretty much all calm down and wait.) 
  • Hey, you can buy a T-shirt that makes you realistically appear like you are carrying a handgun. What could go wrong? 
  • American Sniper Trial: If Routh is found "not guilty by reason of insanity", he'll still be locked up a long, long time. And I am leaning towards predicting a straight "guilty" verdict but this might be close. The jury only has to believe that Routh was "probably" insane at the time of the shooting to find "not guilty by ... insanity."
  • Routh's mother "was grilled sharply by prosecutor Jane Starnes . . . about why she hadn’t warned Kyle her son was psychotic and delusional before they went to the shooting range.“Do you think that could have been useful information?” Starnes asked. “Maybe information that could have saved Chris Kyle’s life?”  That was dumb. Why would the prosecutor want to shift any blame from Routh? And it makes the prosecutor sound like she believes Routh was, in fact, psychotic and delusional.
  • From the Update: "MEMORIAL service for Billy Eugene and Betty Jean (Acker) Hall, formerly of Boyd, is 2 p.m. Sunday at Destiny Life Church in Fate, Rockwall County." A married couple? Anyone know the circumstances on this?
  • This headline is about the same as, "We Ain't Puttin' Up With That Stuff In Denton" . . . 



86 comments:

Anonymous said...

Barry says that all Giuliani did was walk through the streets after 9/11, then Barry claims that Obama killed bin Laden.

wordkyle said...

The idea that Obama doesn't love America isn't newsworthy. He made clear early in his candidacy that he didn't think America was anything special. This is all just Democrat and media snarling.

Anonymous said...

Of all the problems in Texas (the uninsured, education, highways, water, etc.), the Texas Attorney General considered it an emergency yesterday to stop same sex marriage licenses from being issued? (And since the U.S. Supreme Court has already agreed to decide the issue, we can just pretty much all calm down and wait.)

-I thought Obamcare insured everyone?

-The leftist teacher unions have destroyed our education system.

-What's wrong with Texas highways?

-How is the governor supposed to make it rain?

Anonymous said...

John Hinkley was found not guilty by reason of insanity for shooting Reagan. Last I checked he was allowed to leave the loony bin and roam free at his parents' house.

Katy Anders said...

I don't believe you need to know much about Rudy to recognize that as a stupid thing to say, and one that plays to the lowest instincts of the party.

And his clarification - that he wasn't saying Obama wasn't a patriot, just that he didn't love the country - is baffling.

Put in its most POSITIVE light possible (that is, assuming Rudy is not just a vile partisan hack), it MUST mean that Obama doesn't talk in empty platitudes like some other politicians have and do. Which might be true. The President doesn't gush, doesn't talk about how Michigan has trees of the "perfect height" or whatever.

But I think Rudy's thing comes from people only reading websites and news sources with their chosen slant to them. You start off wanting stories to use as ammunition and pretty soon you're convinced everyone who doesn't agree with you is actively evil and hates the country.

Or maybe Rudy just needed the attention.

Anonymous said...

Agree Wordy. Still can't believe a man who isn't proud of this country can get elected.

Anonymous said...

Rudolph Giuliani Is dead-on correct.

Regardless of the blistering criticism the mainstream media and BG is (predictably) giving him, I'm glad his comments are being filtered out to the public. The public needs to realize Obama does not think America is exceptional.

And of all people to reference in a verbal attack on Giuliani, you choose Joe Biden?

It's a good thing Biden wasn't the mayor of NYC on 9-11, otherwise he'd spend his time at funerals and other ceremonies groping all the widows.

Anonymous said...

Obama said that he wanted to "fundamentally change the United States of America."

Do people typically want to "fundamentally change" people or things that they love?

Anonymous said...

You pretty much have hit bottom when you have to resort to demonizing your opponent. It did however buy him some "space" in the news..............perhaps his goal in the first place.

Anonymous said...

Of all the problems in Texas (the uninsured, education, highways, water, etc.), the Texas Attorney General considered it an emergency yesterday to stop same sex marriage licenses from being issued? (And since the U.S. Supreme Court has already agreed to decide the issue, we can just pretty much all calm down and wait.)




Laws and legal situations are created by lawyers like you and you act surprised???

So many are created as distractions for real issues right?

Anonymous said...

The electorate is clearly ahead of the politicians as evidenced by DADT, gay marriage, and immigration, troops on the ground.

Politicians need to recognize their "base" (as bigoted, mean spirited, as it is) doesn't represent America as the whole.

Get to the table and solve problems, produce bills as good as you can negotiate, and move forward not backwards

Anonymous said...

Certainly Giuliani's words weren't to be an absolute...but much truth in them. Typically snippets of his words were radicalized and the message not heard.

He is a true leader... Obama wouldn't have been walking the streets of New York on 911...no doubt on that.

Anonymous said...

I sorta have the feeling that Wordklye and Obama love thier country. And that is what make America wonderful.

Anonymous said...

Of all the problems in Texas (the uninsured, education, highways, water, etc.), the Texas Attorney General considered it an emergency yesterday to stop same sex marriage licenses from being issued? (And since the U.S. Supreme Court has already agreed to decide the issue, we can just pretty much all calm down and wait.)


But didn't the supreme court hand this down?????

How much freaking time was wasted there?
How much time was wasted at the clerks office in Travis County?

Hypocrite.

Anonymous said...

It will be an interesting day when Barry finally admits that maybe the "liberal correction" that is occurring was a bit too much.

Anonymous said...


"Rudy also says at private dinner that he believes Joanie didn't love Chachi."

(credit to Danny Gallagher)

wordkyle said...

918 - I appreciate your feelings, but Obama's own words dispute your feeling about him.

Anonymous said...

Rudolph Giuliani for President. He is absolutely correct about that man we have in office. No President has ever had that attitude about this country. It is sad that a large percentage of the population loves the man who does not love his country.

This generation of my family is the first one in 200 years to have lived in only one country. Once again migrating frequently comes up in our conversations. And you do not have to tell me not to let the door slap me in the butt.

Katy Anders said...

@9:16: From a political point of view, I think they've got to at least give a show of trying to stop gay marriage. Plus, you really do have a weird situation on your hands if you don't try and get a stay, people get married, and then the Supreme Court upholds the bans.

I don't believe the Court is going to do that, but there's just no way that the Attorney General's Office was NOT going to try to keep the lid on things a few more weeks. It doesn't change my opinion of the AG's office.

Fake Justice Willett said...

If you don't start hat tipping me, I'm going to run for the Court of Criminal Appeals.

Anonymous said...

Something must have hit home with Rudy's speech. The Democrats are circling the wagons.

Anonymous said...

Hey barry, how about some RTG pics of the two women on the front page of the DRC!
A word keeps coming to mind as I look at them.....hmmm....oh yeah.....FUGLY!!

gern blansten

Anonymous said...

8:53: teacher unions? Not legal in Texas. Might want to check your facts. I've been in education going on 25 years. Think about it. Our state ranks among the lowest paid teachers and we have expensive insurance. What makes you think we have a union? **Please note: teacher/educator ASSOCIATIONS are NOT the same a unions.

Anonymous said...

9:18 - your spouse wants to "fundamentally change" you. It must be love.

Anonymous said...

I think it's nice that those two old wrinkled lesbians aren't living in sin anymore...

Anonymous said...

Teacher associations are ruining our education system.

You only work part of the year.

You have no idea what expensive insurance looks like.

Ernest T said...

I don't think that it was ever established just which Decatur it was referring to on the MASH sign. I always assumed Decatur, IL since one of the characters was from Illinois.

Triple Fake... said...

Edmund Hillary always tried to capitalize on the fact he simply walked up Mt. Everest.
Lewis & Clark always tried to capitalize on the fact they simply walked (and paddled) to the Pacific

some enterprising mathmagician could triangulate the distances from the other listed locations and figure out which Decatur it is.

Anonymous said...

Teachers work about 9 months out of the year and get tax payer subsidized benefits and complain constantly.

Get a another job if teaching is such a bad gig.

Anonymous said...

9:07

The complete quote is:

"We are 5 days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America".

This was said during his Presidential campaign in 2008, 5 days before the Missouri primaries.

If you are going to use a quote to slam someone, at least get it right and provide a little context.

Anonymous said...

Devontae is back as of today! Bridgeport gonna make it to state

Anonymous said...

I wonder how long it will take Shamron to wear out her welcome around here.

Anonymous said...

I have considered all of Barry's post today and have to wonder if the solution to the whole same sex marriage mess wouldn't be to just give those folks one of those realistic tee-shirts he's whining about free for nuthin when they get hitched. You know, like a "wedding" present.

Anonymous said...

Barry wants Rudy Giuliani to spank him and he wants Joe Biden to rub up against him.

Gross.

Anonymous said...

10:03 - So what is your interpretation of Obama's statement?

Anonymous said...

You want government to recognize same sex marriages? Fine. You want clergy to marry same sex couples? Great.

What's NOT going to happen is God recognizing the marriage. God recognizes marriage is between 1 man and 1 woman.

wordkyle said...

1003 - You're absolutely right about the occasion and wording of Obama's quote. However, words mean something. He didn't say "We're going to fundamentally transform Washington," which is what you'd expect if he was talking about changing policies. He said "transforming the United States of America." That carries connotations for an audience well beyond simple politics. That's a philosophical statement.

Anonymous said...

10:27

You may want to listen to the entire speech. It's the same type of comments Dems, Reps, Teas and Libs all say when they are running for election.

Also, are you saying you liked the government the way it was in 2008? You want it to be EXACTLY the same as it was? If not, you must have wanted something to "change" or something to be "transformed" by the Reps.

And no, I did not vote for him in either 2008 or 2012. My point is, at least get your facts straight before you spout off. He was not the President when he made the comments.

And last I checked, Obamma won the Presidential election that year, so the majority of the voters must have agreed with him.

My frustration is with the Republicans. They seem to think that even though they've lost the last 2 Presidential elections, they can just keep on doing things the same ol' way and someday, the American people will see the light and elect a Republican President.

I don't believe that will happen. I believe the Rep. Party has to "change" or "transform" or they will continue to get their butts kicked in the Presidential elections.

And as to the 114th Congress, where Republicans control both houses, you may want to check to see how much legislation they've passed so far in 2015.

Way too many old white guys worrying about how to get re-elected rather than actually DO something beneficial for the country.

Anonymous said...

Biden once said that Obammy was focused like a laser on that 3 letter word, J O B S.

Goober's Friend Andy. said...

Hey 9:13

Tip O'neal said "all politics is local". In our local school board/bond elections, is it hitting bottom and demonizing even if you are telling the truth, even if it is bad, about your opponents?

Anonymous said...

However, words mean something.

Unless they're said by a Republican, and they get their noses rubbed in it. At that point, Wordkyle's moral relativism kicks in.

Rage

Anonymous said...

The country actually went to hell when we allowed wimmins to vote. Their bleeding hearts allowed all of this sh!t.

Anonymous said...

As for me, I don't believe in ANY form of faggotry. They will weed out their own population with the AID.

Triple Fake... said...

10:55 -
Let's see... the majority of the voters agreed with Obama, but somebody keeps sending those "old white guys" back to Washington. Is the problem old white guys in general, or old white guys who are Republican? And it smacks of racism (maybe sexism, too) to single out white guys, because all politicians focus on getting re-elected
And no, he had not been elected when the statement was made. That's why he spoke in future tense, which doesn't alter the meaning of "fundamentally transforming".

Anonymous said...

Rage, Are you finally admitting that you aren't a Republican? I always knew Obammy was your lord and savior.

Anonymous said...

Kyle already knew Routh was suffering from PTSD when he met him. The prosecutor stating “Do you think that could have been useful information?” about Routh being psychotic and delusional, dude, he had PTSD.

And I agree with you, the prosecutor reinforced the defenses insanity arguement with her own questions.

I also can't figure out why they went after the mother so hard. She was not present at the scend of the crime, did not supply Routh with a weapon and hasn't been accused of being a conspirator in the crime.

Anonymous said...

Not lord and savior, just deliverer from the war mongering, WMD inventing, "I had more important things to do during Viet Nam than serve in the military" President Cheney and his minion G.W.

DF Rage

Anonymous said...

11:31

Check out the gender and race make up of the House and Senate. Racist/Sexist or not, facts are hard to argue with.

Anonymous said...

Rage, If your lord and savior closes his eyes and pretends that there is no war on terrorists, then that's really all that matters.

Sam Brows said...

Giulani did a lot more than just walks the streets of the city after 9/11. This topic seems like one of those that Barry drops from time to time, just to generate comment. As a 2-time (2-time) elected public official himself, I have to think that Barry has keen insight into just how government officials gear up in a true time of crisis. Giulani probably didn't get an hour of sleep a night for a week following 9/11 between worrying over more attacks, trying to put out the fires in the towers, trying to seek survivors, trying to coordinate city, county, state and federal resources in numerous different directions and personally attending numerous funerals. I'm not saying the guy is a Saint, but I believe he has the skins on the wall, as a result of coping with 9/11 to be critical of the love, or lack thereof that our sitting President has for America. If Obama had served in thee military, or had decades worth of public service on his resume before running for President, then perhaps he'd have a legitimate way to push back against such a critique; however, as unfortunate as it is, Obama's heart-felt appreciation of this country was formed in the America hating hands of Jeremiah Wright, as he sat in the pew of a man preaching hate for his fellow man Sunday after Sunday for over a decade.

Anonymous said...

Sam Brows is my hero. Outstanding!

Anonymous said...

"Moral relativism" - Rage just learned a new term.

Anonymous said...

The prosecutor is going after Routh's mother as a way to downplay the insanity defense. Routh's mother either has to say yes, she knew he was crazy and could kill Chris Kyle and sent him anyway, or no, he wasn't acting crazy and seemed okay to go with Kyle. Personally I think it was a prosecutorial misstep, but then again, I think prosecuting this guy as anything but insane is a huge waste of taxpayer time and money. His confession sounded totally nuts, and yet they played it in court anyway.

Anonymous said...

10:55 - Obama has done exactly what he said he would do. He is fundamentally transforming the United States of America.

It's pathetic that you have to lie and claim that you did not vote for Obamma.

Anonymous said...

Rage didn't learn a new term, he just repeated it.

RatherBeSailing said...

" Eightur from Decatur, county seat of Wise." Every G I in the world understood that sign to mean Decatur, TX

The Donald said...

This headline is about the same as, "We Ain't Puttin' Up With That Stuff In Denton" . . .

Your bias is unbridled; I do not think it means what you think it means.

- DF Inigo Montoya

Anonymous said...

American leftist like Barry have a proctologist view of America. ingratitude is one of the worst traits.

Anonymous said...

Teachers do not get paid for their days off.

Their salary is quite literally 187 day X rate.

That total is divided into twelve equal payments

Their monthly checks are actually below that because money is withheld for the summer months.

Anonymous said...

Obama is a born again Christian per his own testimony and for those who dispute this I urge caution as the Bible clearly prohibits doubting someones faith.

Anonymous said...

Obammy thinks as a Christian that the Islam call to prayer is the most beautiful sound in the world.

Anonymous said...

3:01 - Sounds like teachers make pretty good money and get a lot of time off. Not a bad gig.

Anonymous said...

3:02 - When did Obama claim to be a born again Christian?

What does the Bible say about bearing false witness?

Sam Brows said...

Romans 16 17 & 18 (as opposed to a generic, the bible says this or that)Now I urge you brothers to be watching out for the ones producing the dissensions and the causes for falling contrary to the teachings you have learned and turn away from these. for such ones do not serve the Lord God, but rather their own stomach. And by flattery and smooth talking they deceive the hearts of the guileless.

Rev. Wright preaches not a brand of Christianity that is recognizable to many. That doesn't mean they would say he isn't a Believer. It just means that if they read the word, and have some degree of understanding obtained from it, they would steer clear of him...just as they would steer clear of those they perceived to be his minions. Personally, I think our President it one of his minions because he voluntarily sat in a pew and listened to what the guy had to offer up year after year. If my own pastor preached that it was my God-Given right to hate, or act hateful to any other group of people, I would look for a different church to attend. Maybe that's just me, and 3:02 would be to steeped in a fear of action to make that move.

And for what it is worth, when I hear the word "testimony" used, I think courtroom, or church. I am completely, 100% unaware of any statement that Obama has ever given that discusses the day, week or month that he came to know Christ as his Savior, or the circumstances surrounding that decision making process on his part. And I've never heard him testify under oath that he so believes. Both may be available in cyber-space, but I'm aware of neither.

Anonymous said...

3:38

There is no law that says the President or holder of any other government office be of any particular religion or believe in God or no God.

You might remember, one of the reasons the pilgrims came to America was to escape religious persecution.

Anonymous said...

2:03

Not pathetic at all, since I voted for McCain in 2008 and Romney in 2012. I even have a John McCain, A Call to "Action" figure on the bookcase in my study, still in the box.(www.jailbreaktoys.com)

Anonymous said...

2:03 continued...

And, show me 1 law, just 1, that Obamma passed.

You won't be able to, because Congress creates the laws, not the President. Even Obammacare was created by Congress.

Anonymous said...

I'm a teacher. My insurance for my family is about $1,500 a month! Ouch! My co-pays and deductibles are high. Yeah I'm living on easy street! How much is your company sponsored insurance? Like I've said I wish every person that thinks teaching is so easy to come try to do my job for a month or two at my pay grade. I guarantee you will be singing a different song-especially when you get that first pay check and you tell yourself-no way!! Unless you have walked in my shoes don't tell me how easy or cushy my job is. Yes I have 2 months off in the summer but I work another job. I love teaching and I knew I would not get paid what I'm worth but don't tell me I've got an easy job! You were probably one of those students that drove their teachers nuts.

Anonymous said...

3:02, I don't doubt Obammy's Muslim faith at all.

Anonymous said...

3:55 - Obama has socialized medicine, reduced our military's capacity, increased government dependency, etc...

You voted for him and you're still defending him.

Anonymous said...

3:55, I thought Jonathan Gruber created Obammycare.

Anonymous said...

4:30, don't get so worked up at the lone idiot who keeps commenting about how easy teaching is. Repeated language = same guy. He is clearly someone who is either bitter about his school experiences or bitter about a specific teacher. Either way, not worth your time or energy, especially with STAAR and EOC testing around the corner.

Anonymous said...

4:53

Obama did none of those things, Congress did.

And I voted for McCain and Romney.

So there.

Anonymous said...

Some folks need to study up on the 3 branches of government and what they can and cannot do.

Executive Branch

Legislative Branch

Judicial Branch

Discuss among yourselves. Pop quiz on Monday.

Anonymous said...

6:48 - You voted for Obama and Obama. Own it. God knows what you have done.

Anonymous said...

You were just following orders Barry.

RPM said...

If you look at the distances, it's painfully clear they aren't referring to Decatur, TX. The signs show Decatur as 4400 miles away from Burbank. Given the farthest distance across the continental US is around 3300 miles we can assume the figures are wrong. The furthest I found from Burbank is Decatur, Vermont at 2908. Given adjustment for no Interstates and it still comes up short, but it is definite not Decatur, Texas which is a mere 1198.

Anonymous said...

Brian Williams- the Chris Kyle of broadcast news.

Anonymous said...

"This headline is about the same as, 'We Ain't Puttin' Up With That Stuff In Denton' . . ."

You are clearly deaf to the tone of the Denton Record Chronicle, and of Denton, then.

Anonymous said...

Treachers and pokory compensated for the importance of their work
Decatur School Board Will spend dollars on Athletics before academics
The bond Will pass because voting at open houses on campuses Will pull favorable voters
Read it and weep

Anonymous said...

The bond will not pass if everybody that is pissed about the Turf deal will VOTE NO TO DISD BOND PACKAGES

VOTE NO

Anonymous said...

Stepy have been taken to make voting convenient for those who Will vote yes.
No voters wont show up, the bonds Will pass.
Our taxes Will increase

Anonymous said...

Mark,

Would you lay off the Chris Kyle crap...

You're hero sargeant wouldn't be proud of you...

Anonymous said...

8:14

Your unicorns need feeding.

Anonymous said...

9:51
You are an idiot. Lousy parenting is what's ruining the education system.

Anonymous said...

"Devonate is back" every parent with child in DAEP at Bridgeport should ask for them to be released...doesn't matter what policy says when you make an exception for one you have to make it for all....i know i will and if my child doesn't get out it will not be pretty.