The Campaign For DA

2.27.2015

Random Friday Morning Thoughts



  • I've see a ton of things go viral, but nothing like the "What color is this dress?" yesterday. And it happened because all it took was for you to turn to a co-worker, friend, or family member and ask "You see gold and white don't you?" If you got a different answer, it was on. 
  • Alvord ISD is closed today but was a little slow to pull the trigger on that announcement. Edit: Paradise ISD is closed with an even more of a delayed announcement. 
  • Serious question: Looking out the window a second ago I saw that the snow was really coming down. Is the stuff that we see right now going to be tough to drive on? 
  • DPS is looking to hire officers with two years of experience. You'll go through an eight week course instead of the normal twenty, and after a probationary period you'll earn over $71,000. One caveat: You'll be assigned to the border.
  • Another school project last night: Creating a flute out of a PVC pipe. And I'll be dang if we didn't pull it off. (And it helps if the Junior In The House is a heck of flute player who can compensate for design and construction errors.) But have you ever drilled huge holes into a PVC pipe?
  • There was a paid commercial disguised as an interview last night on Fox 4 News: Steve Eager had an in-studio interview with the head of some dietary supplement company called IDLife. It felt ridiculously like an infomercial. (And, oddly, right beside him was Troy Aikman with the caption underneath him that read "Investor/Company Spokesman.")
  • And there is something wrong with Aikman. He's never been particularly the life of the party, but he seems distant and depressed in almost any interview he gives these days. I bet something is going on.
  • Breaking news: At least nine dead in Missouri in a mass shooting. Oddly, it involves as many as "six crime scenes."
  • I had someone who should know email yesterday to tell me Chad Littlefield's widow is out of sight because "she has put it behind her." Not exactly sure what that means.
  • President Obama did not sign and executive order banning certain bullets for the AR-15. But the ATF is considering doing it on their own.  
  • I sign up for the Cowtown Half Marathon and we get this weather? (It kicks off at 7:00 a.m. on Sunday so it should still go on. But the 10K is tomorrow and I'd bet it gets cancelled.)
  • If Jeb Bush gets heckled at CPAC, he should use it in a campaign ad named, "See, I told you I'm not a nutcase." (And I love those CPAC speeches. Nothing like a politician going just a little too far because he's playing off of a rabid crowd that isn't exactly mainstream.)


71 comments:

Anonymous said...

SORRIEST NEWS CAST I HAVE EVER SEEN NOW I KNOW TO NEVER WATCH CHANNEL 4 AGAIN

Anonymous said...

Did Jeb Bush say that businesses don't create jobs? No, that was hillary and that weird woman who claimed she was a native American.

Anonymous said...

Today's RTG is just as good as yesterday's and a dramatic improvement over your more recent ones.

Good job, BG.

Son of Bacon

wordkyle said...

"Nothing like a politician going just a little too far because he's playing off of a rabid crowd that isn't exactly mainstream."

CPAC : Republican as
Hollywood : Democrat
Union : Democrat
Government bureaucrat : Democrat

Anonymous said...

Just got to work and Hale Street in Decatur was already a beating. I got stuck behind a guy in a truck who was sliding and could not make it up the hill. Ramp off 287 was also a little slick.

Anonymous said...

What's up with the RTG's fashion today? Mermaid look or what?

DF Princess Ariel

Anonymous said...

Paradise ISD does not understand basic radar. Two hours ago it was very obvious that the center of the storm was in a straight line to hit Wise County and it was laying down snow as it moved. Currently it stretches 150 miles to the west and the trajectory is still toward Wise County. I am forecasting at least two more hours of this white stuff.

Anonymous said...

If you have to drive in this weather here is the TXCOT road conditions calculator. Just enter your county and highway and it will tell where the ice is.

http://conditions.drivetexas.org/current/

Triple Fake... said...

What's all the fussin' and a-feudin' about? Those llamas are clearly black and white, but some folks are saying they look blue and gold?!
Wait, I might have got my virals discombobulated

Anonymous said...

Hey 9:03, due to the curvature of the earth, radar signals can EASILY overestimate the amount of snow or sleet that is actually hitting the ground. What you see on a radar screen is not necessarily what's happening at the ground. I think YOU don't understand basic radar.

Katy Anders said...

Yeah but I'll bet Jeb won't even admit that Obama hates America, so how can he ever get nominated? The GOP has nominated two Presidential candidates in a row who wouldn't call Obama an America-hating illegal alien communist Muslim, and they both lost. It's time for someone who believes EVERY conspiracy theory to appeal to the folks in Wichita.

Anonymous said...

With global warming we are seeing another interesting change. The Great Lakes have near all-time record ice cover, with most of the last 13 years normal or above normal ice cover. The freezing point of water must be rising. Another indicator that this is true is the large amount of snow on the ground in New England. Another possibility is that the large amount of industrial waste and pollution in the water is causing it to freeze at higher temperatures.

Anonymous said...

9:03, for example, genius, that same radar that shows it "laying down snow" in downtown Dallas right now is wrong. It's not snowing in downtown Dallas at all right now, though it shows full on snow on radar.

Anonymous said...

You're going to miss church.

Anonymous said...

You can thank the black people for the 'hands up, don't shoot' backfire death of the messican. He thought it would get him on the news? Well he was right.

DF ArbitRAGE

Anonymous said...

FM 51 from the hospital towards 287is almost at a standstill - creeping along.

Anonymous said...

Don't worry Wordkyle, when the Mexican's overtake us Hillary will make sure you still get an Obama phone and Obamacare!!! Don't start mowing their lawns though, you are too proud for that. Just take the Government handouts you so fear.

Anonymous said...

...and the ATF is not acting at the behest of the President, PLEASE!!! I know you are not that f'ng stupid!

Anonymous said...

"Nothing like a politician going just a little too far because he's playing off of a rabid crowd that isn't exactly mainstream."

Example please. And, something real, not made up for the masses of libs who will not look into it for themselves.

Anonymous said...

Paradise sent their no school announcement at 8:22 this morning, before the buses ran. I don't see anything wrong with that.

Anonymous said...

Alvord and Paradise were the smartest people in the county.... called a Delay last night and cancelled this morning. Let's talk about Chico that opened school on time and has now cancelled school but will not be running busses. Children are stuck at school until someone can get to them. Nice. Good luck to Decatur students getting out of the parking lot and home.

Anonymous said...

The buses don't run until after 8:22? Y'all really must be living in Paradise, my kids would be all over that schedule.

NoseALot said...

Does Obama see the dress as black/white and to the ankles?

Anonymous said...

9;27, four airports in Dallas County are reporting light snow. By the way, my remarks were meant for Wise County. The intense portions of the storm were in line with Wise County, not Dallas.

Anonymous said...

Hey 10:00, do you understand the concept of a Delayed Start? Paradise called a 10:00 AM start LAST NIGHT. Nobody was expecting to be on a bus before 8:00. They handled this weather event perfectly. As did Alvord & Boyd ISD. Can't say the same thing about the other schools. Chico superintendent posted a meme on Twitter about having to use a jacked-up bus to get kids home and now they aren't even running busses. Parents are on their own to get to the school to get their kids. You won't hear any complaints from the parents whose students remained home, safe, this morning.

Anonymous said...

9:27, the lake freezing expert

Water freezes at 32 F. Pollutants would actually lower the freezing point, not raise it.

Example: You have antifreeze in your car's radiator along with water. Without antifreeze, the water would freeze at 32 F. With antifreeze(and depending on the water/antifreeze ratio) the freezing point drops. Usually shops around here target -5 to -10 F.

Anonymous said...

RE: Dress color

I see silver and gold.

Double Fake Deion Sanders

Anonymous said...

Hey 10:22 do you understand the concept of humor!!!

Anonymous said...

RE: Dress Color

I see blue with white stains.

DF The first gentleman in waiting

Anonymous said...

9:03 understands basic radar quite well:

Dallas County Snow:

Ice/Snow
IH0030 Eastbound and Westbound
2015-02-27 10:34 AM to 2015-02-28

1.344 Miles West of CARRIER PKWY to 4.25 Miles West of FM0740
Description: Ice and snow on bridges and overpasses, travel with caution.

Plus, snow at all local airports.

Anonymous said...

10:43...I nearly did what 10:22 did, then it occurred to me, what if this is some moron attempting to be funny? If you were attempting to be humorous, you failed miserably at it.

Anonymous said...

9:34,

Don't worry Wordkyle, when the Mexican's overtake us Hillary will make sure you still get an Obama phone and Obamacare!!! Don't start mowing their lawns though, you are too proud for that. Just take the Government handouts you so fear.

So you are speaking from experience...those handouts MUST be convenient. Thanks for the tips

You are a true American

Anonymous said...

That dress is definitely blue, with a few cream colored accents.

DF Bill Clinton.

wordkyle said...

9:34 - What are you talking about? Why are you tugging at my sleeve?

Anonymous said...

11:06 You nearly did what, have a conniption because you are not full on retard like 10:22! You are only half-baked, I get it. I see that humor is truly lost with the typical Wise Countian, sad because I was just trying to lighten the mood. But in true fashion you rednecks get worked up over nothing! The half-wit defending the mongoloid…how precious!!!

Anonymous said...

11:16 I am speaking from experience... of watching other's with an irrational fear of immigrants.

I am a true American, of German and Scotch-Irish ancestery. This is where you tell me to go back to Europe...right! Oh wait I am white, now you are confused.

Anonymous said...

Wordkyle, that is what you tea nozzles fear right, the dirty Mexican. You seem to expend a disproportionate amount of what little political capital you all have hatin' on brown folk. Seemed an appropriate sleeve tug to me.

Anonymous said...

Wordkyle= Wall Street- Republican
Anti-enviroment- Republican
Corporate executives = Republican
Big oil/Financial Corps- Republican
so whats your point. both are beholding to special interest.

Anonymous said...

Barry, please research as you are better at twitter.

It appears Delkus has deleted all of his tweets from yesterday since he blew the forecast

Anonymous said...

Put it behind her. She is re-married. Seems a little fast to me.

Anonymous said...

It's so sad Wordkyle has nobody to talk to in real life. It's even sadder most people think he's a nut on here. I'm sorry Wordkyle, it must be a miserable existence.

Anonymous said...

And if you ask the Alvord board president, he will blame it on the Hispanic community for all the problems.

wordkyle said...

221 - LOL My wife and friends get a kick out of seeing remarks like yours. Gotta love the internets.

1223 - I'll just puncture one and wait for your response. Google "wall street obama donations"

Bear said...

I don't have a fear of immigrants. I have a distrust of anyone who breaks the law and then thinks that they should be allowed to stay because they got here without getting caught. If I break into your house and steal everything of value and get away without getting caught, does that mean I get to keep everything?

We are a nation of laws. Why do so many of you think it is ok to disregard a few just because you feel sorry for the criminal?

Anonymous said...

Ms. Littlefied remarried and had a child in the two years since his death.

Anonymous said...

11:56, your ancestors came here legally.

Anonymous said...

9:19, Do you want to repeat yourself. By the way, radar shows the worst of the storm moving off of Decatur in the next hour or two.

Anonymous said...

3:29 Tell that to all the Indians they killed and slaves they owned. It was laws created by European governments that got my family here by the way. They may have obeyed written laws but history clearly shows how those laws were designed only to protect the interests of colonization and imperialism.

Bear, your analogy is stupid at best. They aren't stealing; they work jobs that no one else will work and for less money. Are you going to do the work if we send every Mexican back like you want? It takes thousands of dollars per person to immigrate legally; most Mexicans cannot afford that given the opportunities they have in Mexico. We desperately need immigration reform that keeps the real criminals/gangs out but allows the good ones a much easier path.

The problem with current law is it was designed with racist intentions; to keep Mexicans from getting citizenship so whites could take advantage of the cheap labor...your parents and grandparents had no problem with them being here illegally so long as they "knew their place"! Pandora's Box was opened long ago pal, time to fix the system and make it so folks don't have to pay coyotes or cross dangerous terrain to fill an illegal labor need in the US.

Point is, we let it go on too long because they filled a labor need, and now that they want rights we realize our error. If we didn’t want the problem we should have addressed this when it began, but like slavery we are too damn lazy to do our own work so we pawn it off on brown folks and get all indignant when they realize they are being taken advantage of. Racists, the whole damn lot of ya!!!

Anonymous said...

"It takes thousands of dollars per person to immigrate legally; most Mexicans cannot afford that given the opportunities they have in Mexico...make it so folks don't have to pay coyotes..."

So, which is it? They can afford coyotes but not legal immigration?

Anonymous said...

A question for the locals:

When is the last time you can remember snow falling for 7 hours straight during the day?

Anonymous said...

Todays RTG looks like a hoe leaving a motel room giving the "john" one last look. See unmade bed and college quality pics on wall.

Anonymous said...

Yes! On the cop and the Mexican yesterday . I have authority to shoot your dumb ass if you get in arms reach after being told to stop. I am not going to arm wrestle you for my gun because you haven't stole one yet. Stupid fffing messcan !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The media should have to fight one of these bastards for a gun sometime.

Anonymous said...

4:13, If my memory is correct it was during the Little Ice Age.

RPM said...

The bright side to all this is Season 3 of House of Cards dropped today. Binge time!

Anonymous said...

You are right on a few things but the illegals pay about the same thing as the ones going through the system but then they have to pay taxes and are expected to have insurance. Plus a lot of other thing too numerous to mention.

Anonymous said...

buses = transportation for many
busses = kisses

PLEASE, people!

Anonymous said...

"they work jobs that no one else will work and for less money" is BS. I grew up working construction and have missing fingers that prove it. So did my father and my grandfather.

For less money is correct. By taking less money for their labor you people living in ugly 2,500 sq. ft. mcmansions made of Hardiboard with a little masonry trim can live the high life (they could at least put a rock or brick chimney on them). If they were built by Americans, then the labor would be higher and the size of the homes would have to be smaller to make up the difference. If Americans built the homes and received a reasonable wage my health insurance would not cost as much because I would not have to pay to have their babies delivered or pay their hospital bills when they show up at the emergency room. Hospitals do nothing free, they just charge those who pay enough to make up for those who do not. Bottom line, I live in a 1,300 square foot home and pay for the illegals who built your 2,500 sq. ft. home. My taxes also pay for the uninsured American citizens displaced by illegal labor. See the link between illegal labor and LBJ's Great Society?

Anonymous said...

4:12 Education is a huge issue, many of them don't know how to navigate the legal system or get taken advantage of by officials in Mexico. I am not placing the blame all on us, but we did create an abundance of this mess. Mexico and Mexicans in general need to clean up some of their own messes as well.

Anonymous said...

Vote NO in the decatur bond elections or your taxes will rise

Anonymous said...

4:04-----

You're wrong on so many of your points. But as your sanctimonious attitude bleeds through even your writing, I doubt you're interested in the reality.

Anonymous said...

IDLIFE... I want my 400.00 back.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

And if you ask the Alvord board president, he will blame it on the Hispanic community for all the problems.

2:34 PM



Where the heck did this come from??? 2:34 you are a complete idiot.....
I guess the Alvord Board Prez is behind the snow also.......what a collective bunch of idiot haters.

Anonymous said...

Todos ustedes son putos!

Anonymous said...

Hey 9:08

Based upon the Messenger and Index articles he couldn't be responsible for the snow. I dint think he is smart enough to come out of the snow, much less start it.

Anonymous said...

So I guess since no one wants to do the "dirty" work here in the US we will probably end up paying the illegals the $71K per year to police the boarder.

Anonymous said...

Hey 10:08

You're grasping at make believe straws. Be specific and give exact Messenger and Index articles.
You and your loser gang up there in Alvord don't have anything better to do than constantly stir up trouble, Getting help along the way from your Chico friend.....wannabe's and losers.
You people are sad and pathetic.

Anonymous said...

And Another unarmed man shot dead by police.

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-police-fatally-shoot-homeless-man-20150301-story.html#page=1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=br3KrpzKH5k

Language warning (if cold blooded murder isn't enough to offend you already).

There are 2 classes in America. Cops & non-Cops.

Anonymous said...

2:34 PM Really? You seriously need to get a life. Oh wait that is your miserable life nothing to do but bash people. Pathetic really.

Anonymous said...

10:08 PM Can you say dumb ass?? Really sad and pathetic. You wonder why most of the kids from Alvord can't wait to get out of your pathetic little town. The adult population is worse than the kids! Real fine example you set.

Anonymous said...

LA police murder homeless man! Six on one and they had to kill him. People are going to start shooting back.

Anonymous said...

1:13 - AGREED! Alvord is a pathetic town run by a bunch of good ole' boys with redneck agendas and crazy wives who like to run their uneducated mouths.