The Campaign For DA

2.26.2015

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts



  • How did I miss this and why am I not surprised?: Chris Kyle's widow is writing a book, American Wife
  • Apple has been ordered to pay over a half billion dollars by a jury from (plaintiff friendly) East Texas for patent violations. Apple said, the plaintiff "makes no products, has no employees, creates no jobs, [and] has no US presence." In essence, they were sued by a patent troll who took advantage of the U.S.'s outdated and vague patent laws.
  • You had to see it, but the Fox 4 newscast at 9:00 last night might have been the most wheels off broadcast I've ever seen. Multiple technical difficulties, a video with one story while the teleprompter had words for another, anchors trying to wing it, and dead air. Steve Eager finally had to laughingly admit at the end that the show had been a trainwreck. 
  • We've got breaking news in the Dez Bryant Is There Or Is There Not A Video case.  Lancaster police confirm they were called in 2011 to a Walmart parking lot based upon a 911 call of a woman being dragged from one vehicle to another. No arrests were made but Dez showed up.  How in the world did the press miss this for four years? And if there is a video of that, who has it? Walmart? The police? A third person who once requested a copy of it? 
  • Josh Hamilton reportedly met with MLB officials about a relapse involving cocaine. I think that guy is as dumb as a box of rocks, but I almost feel sorry for him. 
  • "Wise Co. Commissioners also approved my WISE Plan to encourage & incentivize employees to help eliminate waste in county govt." - County Judge J.D. Clark yesterday. What exactly does "incentivize" in that context mean?
  • Whenever I blow past conservative radio they all seem to be attacking Jeb Bush these days. 
  • The twenty-one year old son of ESPN college football analyst Ivan Maisel is missing. Maisel used to work at the Dallas Morning News and is responsible for that famous first photo of Jimmy Johnson and Jerry Jones in Dallas. 
  • Police chase in Denton last night ended up in death and injury.  Police chase this morning results in huge crash.
  • There sure hasn't been many updates on the police on police shooting in Montague County that happened a couple of weeks ago.  
  • I wonder if the metroplex media every did an open records request for all reports and videos regarding the Wise County police dog killing which resulted in a man's death. 
  • Mexico sure it upset about that Grapevine shooting by police that I mentioned the other day. I still say this video is going to be bad.
  • And there is another police shooting controversy in Washington as a guy is killed for allegedly throwing rocks at police. Cops fired 17 shots. Photo and story.


68 comments:

Anonymous said...

That's the best RTG photo you've posted in months!

I was beginning to believe you had lowered your standards!

Son of Bacon

Anonymous said...

Totally support Kyle's service and answering the call. Cannot support his profiting off his service.

I predict from this bunch there will eventually be a receipe book entitled "Chris Kyle's Favorite Foods," and of course a memorial with gift shop on the grounds.

Chris, rest in peace, thanks for your service.....but that is all.

Anonymous said...

Blow past it my ass!! You camp on conservative radio and you know it!

But I don't blame you. If you can find a liberal talk show (XM Radio) it is some of the most boring crap that you can imagine. Which is why you will only find it on XM.

I promise you that they only have it on as a public service. Those shows take breaks and the only thing they have during the "commercial breaks" are ads for other XM programming and PSA's. That should tell you that they have no audience. No one will spend money advertising during those shows.

Anonymous said...

8:59 - I'm amazed how much time Tom Hartman spends attacking Reagan's record. When he is not trying to bring back the Iran Contra scandal, he is going on about how racist America is today. The left really is intellectually bankrupt.

Anonymous said...

Mexico wants Texas back. I believe that because of changing demographics fueled by illegal immigration that they will obtain their goal. In the past 20 years the percentage of Whites in public schools has gone from 47% to only 30% of the total students. Already 51% of students in Texas public schools are Hispanic. I bet that when the most recent TEA data comes out that it will be 52% or higher. The times they are a-changing.

I am a Republician and will not vote for Jeb Bush or Rick Perry. I will stay home if they are nominated.

wordkyle said...

One way to "incentivize" the elimination of waste - An employee proposes a waste control idea. The powers that be calculate the savings from the idea, then pay the employee a percentage of the savings that will be realized. That's one way, I'm sure there are others.

Anonymous said...

I wonder what would happen if I snuck into Mexico and got into a high speed chase with the police.

Anonymous said...

6,717.....that's the number of US service members killed in the War on Terror. They all had mothers, some wives, daughters and sisters. I'm not sure what separates Ms Kyle from this group, except her need to exploit money. No where has she shown concern for survivors or family's as the spokesperson for her foundation, only to collect money.

Triple Fake... said...

Is there some reason the media - the media from the metroplex, no less - should be digging into the crook-shoots-police dog incident?
Enlighten us

wordkyle said...

916 - I am not an apologist for any Republican when it comes to immigration policy. However, remember that if you stay home (or vote for a third party candidate) you are essentially voting for the Democrat. And as bad as any Republican may be on a particular issue, the Democrat will be as bad or worse. Moreover, the Democrat will be decidedly worse on all other issues.

Just food for thought.

Anonymous said...

Is Mexico upset about the Washington shooting also? Are they going to do something about illegal immigration on their side if this keeps up? Uhhhmmmmm....

Anonymous said...

I wholeheartedly agree with Son of Bacon

Anonymous said...

Chris Kyle's wife has to act fast to make the bucks before the American public forgets the whole mess. Can't blame her. Wonder why we don't hear anything from Chad Littlefield's wife? Were they separated or something? Story says he was a husband and father.

Anonymous said...

Judge Clark wants the commissioners to have "programs" within their individual precincts to educate folks on what they propose to do, etc, and have opportunities to ask questions.

Excuse me, but isn't this a part of commissioners court if an individual gets on the agenda as per permission of their commissioner?

Sounds like a good idea initially, these little, "get togethers", but it will likely open the door to all kinds of nuts with axes to grind.

It's a wait and see.

Anonymous said...

I still call BS on the whole Dez video, this whole thing makes no sense and has the media chasing its collective ass. They called it 5 times worse than Ray Rice but if you read the story a cop responded, talked to the "victim" and determined there was no crime. The video may prove different but if this were 5 times worse than the Ray Rice incident the "victim" would have been in such a state the cop would have had to determine an assault occurred.

Anonymous said...

How did I miss this and why am I not surprised?: Chris Kyle's widow is writing a book, American Wife.

HOW DARE HER!!!!!! THIS IS ONLY WHAT LIBERALS DO!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Mexico sure it upset about that Grapevine shooting by police that I mentioned the other day.


They are upset that they didn't behead them like the cartels?

Keep your people in your own damn country!

whisky O said...

Most of you folks would write a book, if you thought it would sell. The ones that can write that is. Leave the girl alone, people grieve in different ways.

mzchief said...
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Anonymous said...

You keep saying the video in the Euless police shooting is going to be bad. What video are you talking about? They've released a witness cell phone video showing the guy with his hands up and they've said that the dashcam video doesn't show the shooting or what happened immediately before. Am I missing something?

Anonymous said...

Wordkyle, do you remember in the debates last Presidential election that Rick Perry came out in support of in state tuition for illegals? The next day he went south in the polls. The dumb ass never figured out what happened. I will stay home during voting and migrate if necessary to live in a better country.

Anonymous said...

The Mexican government only care about citizens that are in the United States and send money to their family which keeps their economy afloat. In Mexico peasants are deemed expandable by the Government.
As a Border Patrol Agent we have been repeatedly critiqued for shooting rock throwers, criticisms usually levied against us by people who apparently are not familiar with the story of David vs Goliath.
FYI:
http://www.breitbart.com/texas/2014/04/02/graphic-images-justify-border-patrols-use-of-deadly-force

mzchief said...

To 9:16...

I've never understood people who refuse to vote for a candidate because the candidate falls short of the voter's ideal.

Let me get this straight, because you hate bologna sandwiches, you wont take a bite and cast a vote for the candidate that falls short of your ideal but you'll stay at home and assure you eat an entire shite sandwich, for an entire political term, and enable a lesser candidate, with whom you wholeheartedly disagree, win the election. I'm not a republican and have voted for several, even though I think they're mostly steaming piles of BS. However, I equally detest democrats and view most of them as nothing more than steaming piles of HS. Soo, that leaves me making the choice to take a bite out of a bull or horse shite sandwich. I'd rather have to take just a bite than eat the whole thing.

I do not believe the US needs another Bush, sitting in the big chair in the Whitehouse. However, I will do everything possible to assure the US isn't saddled with a POTUS who has declared they don't care what motivates rioters to kill US citizens, as did Hillary Clinton, to a Senate Committee investigating the Benghazi Embassy murders.

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If Mexico is so bloody concerned for the safety of Mexicans, then why isn't Mexico doing more to assure the safety of Mexicans in Mexico? Oh right, Mexican lives are like Black lives and only matter when Americans kill Mexicans or Whites kill Blacks.

More Americans have been killed by illegal aliens, from Mexico, than have been murdered by ISIS.

Anonymous said...

Liberals are obsessed with living happy, fulfilled lives, while trying to make America a better place.

Conservatives are obsessed with liberals.

wordkyle said...

1010 - I'll repeat: I'm not willing to go on the hook for Perry or any of them. You do as you like for your vote. But consider that the Democrat candidate will likely do whatever Perry might have done regarding immigration, and worse. And then use Executive Orders to implement even more destructive policies.

Since D & R are the only two viable presidential possibilities, your (-1) vote is equivalent to a (+1) vote for the Democrat.

Anonymous said...

@9:24

And as bad as any Republican may be on a particular issue, the Democrat will be as bad or worse

And this, my friends, is why I don't respect Wordkyle.

Blind party allegiance is a trait of a feeble-minded sheep.

Anonymous said...

10:19

You seriously didn't just use a biblical story (David and Goliath for God's sake) to justify the killing of peasants. You are the lowest form of scum and should have your badge removed.

Wear some freaking PPE if you don't want your face smashed, or better yet, back up farther than they can throw!

Anonymous said...

@8:59

Every talk show that isn't specifically labeled "conservative," is hosted by liberals, or "normal people." The majority of any audience in America is liberal.

I find it hilarious that you don't even know that your viewpoints are in the minority.

"Fox News is number one, though" you might say. That's because liberals don't sit around watching the news and crying about it all day.

Liberal talk shows are boring and have no audience? Do you not think everyone who works on The Tonight Show, for instance, is a libtard? They just don't talk about politics because that's not what normal people want to talk about all the time.

You maniacs want that.

And it's so easy to get your attention, too. Look at all the blonde bimbos on Fox. Believe me, I like hot girls, too, but they are manipulating your feeble minds.





Anonymous said...

10:44 - Conservative ideology is what was known as classical liberalism. If you agree with the democratic party platform, then you are a leftist.

Barry needs to change the name of his blog. "Leftism Today" or "Default Position of those who don't understand very much."

wordkyle said...

1047 - You're mistaken if you think it's "blind party allegiance." The Democrat leadership, the Democrat agenda, and the top Democrat candidates, are all geared toward the Liberal goals of bigger government with ever-increasing control of the citizens.

As I've said before about Democrats: They embrace the Liberal agenda, which ignores fiscal reality, makes America more vulnerable to its enemies, and have as their goal to destroy the self respect, independence, perseverance and aspirations of as many Americans as possible.

Show me an effective Democrat candidate for national office who repudiates all of that, and I'll change my tune. Until that time, Republican candidates are closer to that ideal, and so receive my support.

Anonymous said...

11:07 - Haw about renaming the blog "Stage 1 Thoughts?"

wordkyle said...

1055 - Although your argument has some merit, your observation The majority of any audience in America is liberal is not borne out by your other remarks. Conservative audiences watch shows produced and hosted by Liberals, when the show is for entertainment.

Anonymous said...

Obama to ban bullets by executive action, threatens top-selling AR-15 rifle

Anonymous said...

The illegal problem will never be solved because the Republicans want their labor and the Democrats want their votes.

Anonymous said...

I'm Thinkin the Montague County shooting is alot like a scene in "Young Guns 2" you know "oops,that's James Carlisle, uh oh we shot James Carlisle!"
And trying to sweep it under the mat

Anonymous said...

Josh Hamilton reportedly met with MLB officials about a relapse involving cocaine. I think that guy is as dumb as a box of rocks, but I almost feel sorry for him.


Really? He's talented and wealthy...why isn't he on your Cuban list?

Anonymous said...

Geez Wordkyle. Visit the comments section much?

Get a life, dude. Instead of replying to me, go out and do something productive.

Anonymous said...

Chris Kyle's wife seems to be criticized mostly by women. I don't know if that's true here since most of us are "Anonymous." But it seems to be true around the water coolers I frequent.

Anonymous said...

10:44 said
Let me correct your idiotic thought for you

Liberals are obsessed with living happy, fulfilled lives, at others expense

There...that is more accurate

Ricardo Perry said...

Says no to "blind allegiance", but still has has blinders on.

Typical retort of someone who wants to appear like they aren't sheep, but follows the wrong shepard anyway.

Anonymous said...

@12:31

Liberals are obsessed with living happy, fulfilled lives, at others expense

Care to explain?

CT said...

Mz--HS or BS sandwich--pricess, and could not have said it better myself!

Josh Hamilton is POS who thought he could leave the Rangers, crap on them and the whole area (says we are not a baseball town), while we were all saying good riddance, and now he relapses? Meh, no sympathy here. Reap what you sow, jerkface.

And his wifey is going to be cast on a Real Housewives franchise in California, so hopefully, the whole work will know what a POS he is after that begins.

Love our Texas Rangers!

wordkyle said...

1220 - Your concern about how I spend my time indicates that maybe it's not me who needs to get a life.

As it happens, I come here to take breaks from my real work. Pointing out Liberal, um, illogic is a nice change of pace from my job, which takes mental effort.

wordkyle said...

1241 - Care to explain what you mean by "blinders?" I'd bring up the remark about sheep too, but since you can't spell shepherd I don't know if you could explain that at all.

Anonymous said...

1:05 No, YOU love YOUR Texas Rangers....we are definately not a baseball town. We are only a baseball town when the Rangers are good, and due to John Daniel's inaction the past couple of offseasons nothing is going to change anytime soon. Back to the basement.

Anonymous said...

1:08

Aren't you the one that is against legalizing weed and would prefer if alcohol was also illegal?

So, you, with Republican views, are wanting to tell me what I can and can do.

Anonymous said...

I keep telling you Barry that these amped up cops that love to chase villains around in the fast cars need to be stopped, in this example of when he has let the passenger out would not a little low risk police work lead them quickly to the driver. But we just know they love the chase don't they, and women and children get hurt...man I hope some irate father with injured family punches the lights out of one of these adrenaline drunk asshole cops one day...

Anonymous said...

@10:55 this is 8:59

If you would spend a moment reading, my comments were directed at BG's comment on TALK RADIO! And if you will notice, by and large, talk radio shows are conservative. That is because that drivel that liberals put out is not marketable. That is also why so many liberals like Barry spend so much time listening to conservative radio. No one can listen to the liberals for very long. It sucks. Pure and simple. Also, the majority of the country is not liberal. But there are just enough in the middle that cant make up their mind from election to election on what they really believe so right now we have this poor excuse for a President.

Anonymous said...

Hope she proof reads and don't put any lies in it .

Anonymous said...

"17, that's how many shots police fired. Of those, five or six rounds struck the former orchard worker, according to the investigative team looking into the incident."

Not only are they trigger happy policemen. They're horrible shots as well.

Anonymous said...

Hey Barry, check out these RepubliCANTS. (see what I did there!)

Why do those on the right think about gay people so much?

http://www.thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/brint/anti_gay_texas_officials_cut_the_cake_on_hate

Anonymous said...

For 10;19
How bout we shoot them so far over the fence they cant throw a rock to it . Makes more sense to me. If a person or anything enters into another person's space or property it's trespassing. SHOOTEM ! One has no duty to retreat to make another happy. You get in an arm's length of me in an aggressive manner and you won't like it . Stupid.

Anonymous said...

@3:37

Brutha, if anybody knows anything about boring talk, it is you.

Most talk radio is conservative because liberals listen to music and enjoy their lives.

The only thing you guys like more than being angry, is listening to other angry dudes. They're just selling you what you want.

Anonymous said...

Im with 3:57 you throw rocks I shoot back! Keep all the Messicans out and do your own yard work.

Anonymous said...

F*** Mexico I say bring it. Im tired of all these beaners.... What about when we get a border patrol agent shot and killed. Im ready for a border like north korea has.

Start deporting these no tax paying, anchor baby making, no insurance getting stinking spics out here. Im ready to actually go somewhere that i can enjoy without all these rattling stinking idiots

Anonymous said...

3:57 People like you are why we will lose or have limited gun rights one day! You just can't wait to gun someone down. You are so geared up to shoot somebody you most likely will someday and it will be you own child, yourself or your husband.

I keep a number of guns for self and home defense and I pray often that I never have to use them.

Anonymous said...

I'd like to see photos of 3:57, 4:08 and 4:18...I doubt they could even jack the slide before they pissed in their boots!

I'd also love to see if the shoe was on the other foot and you all had to scratch out a living like many Mexicans have. Y'all wouldn't make it ten miles crossing the dessert and many of these guys walked hundreds with nothing but a sack of tortillas and dirty water just to create a better life for their families...that is the true measure of a man. They became "illegal" simply trying to feed their families...my guess is you would do the same if things were different.

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

Todays comments; prime example of why politics and discussing them are a grade A ass beating.

wordkyle said...

440 - In choosing to "create a better life for their families" and "feed their families," why did your mythical Mexicans not also choose to immigrate legally?

Anonymous said...

Am I the only one who noticed the naked chick?

Go look at your last bull point, then look at the twitter pic, in the top right corner...

She looks naked, with a nice rack.

Your welcome....

Big Daddy

Anonymous said...

Vote NO

no WaY

All bonds in the Decatur ISD election

NO

Anonymous said...

Maybe cops should only carry one bullet. I had a successful career having a bullet in my pocket.

Double Fake Barney Fife

Anonymous said...

Wow, that is some overt racism Wordkyle!!!

Look Pal, I didn't get political in my comments, just pointing out the ignorance of others. I am talking about the measure of a man, how hard these people fight and claw just to have a better life. I don't care about your stance on immigration policy, any human being has to respect and admire the will of the Mexican people as a whole. A good deal of them got dealt a shitty hand and I can't blame a man for skirting the law to feed his family. Plenty of your own ancestor's did it but now that you have had generations of privilege, you want to protect your little part of the world...keep other's out at all cost; I get it. You are driven by fear.

You are so dug in with your own ideology; simple things like humanity don't even matter to you anymore. It is all politics...and you are on the long road to nowhere there because your ideas come from a place of hatred and fear. You sir are no conservative, you are just a sad little man holding on to some whitewashed ideal of the American dream, hiding behind "law and order" and "national security"! The sin you carry in your heart and in your mind is a far greater abomination to God than a man crossing some boundary in search of a better life.


wordkyle said...

923 - Accusations of racism is one of the first signs that you got in over your head on a topic. I asked a simple question which you couldn't answer: Why are they choosing to immigrate via illegal means when there is a legal path to the same destination?

Seeing how much you lean on cliches and trite generalizations, I'm betting you don't really have much to contribute to this discussion. You have a position, but you don't really know why you have it, and you can't articulate any thought behind it. You have been told that Conservatives are "against immigration" and proceed from there. I'd advise you to educate yourself, but I'm not sure it would do any good.

Anonymous said...

jab, jab, jabRIGHTCROSS!!!

Anonymous said...

Wordkyle,

First of all, you are a racist and that is no accusation, it is a fact! You and I both know that the current laws provide only a path for wealthier and educated Mexicans. Bad laws and a burgeoning economy created the need for cheap labor and we took advantage of it in droves and have allowed "illegal’s" to stay and work here for generations. That is why they didn't come legally, so there is your answer.

Secondly, I am a conservative and grew up in Texas working on dairy farms and with many of Mexican folks. I know their stories. I also know folks like you who look down on them because of how their parents or grandparents got here. You don't even believe that the Mexican that walked across south Texas to get here is real; you called him a "myth"!

"I'm betting you don't really have much to contribute to this discussion. You have a position, but you don't really know why you have it, and you can't articulate any thought behind it"…Well, your bet is dead wrong. I articulated my points in a way that perplexed you, so you got all smug and went on attack. That is what racists do. I don’t think conservatives are “against immigration” I just think you in particular, are a racist. You give the rest of us a bad name. You stand for hiding behind the “law” and not seeing the real problems and the bigger picture. These are problems that we created (education and healthcare coping with an illegal, non English speaking population), not the Mexican that crossed the border illegally. But it is convenient to blame him now isn’t it…hell, he helped create your privilege in life. Don’t forget it.

I am steeped in education on the matter but I don't want people to freeload off of my hard work no more than the next guy, but apparently you are too stupid or too unwilling to look at the real history behind our immigration policy and how we took advantage of the system for our own benefit and created this mess to begin with. Funny thing about you is you never offer any solutions; you just want the illegal’s gone or punished. Never any mention of what the fallout effect of that would be.

wordkyle said...

448 - With your first statement you validated my previous comments. The rest of your lengthy typing is you expressing your fantasy of what you want me to be. That fantasy is the only thing that justifies your prejudice.

However, as prejudiced as you seem to be, I wanted to address your point about the "cost" to immigrate legally. The cost of applying for citizenship is around $675. The cost of using a coyote to cross the Rio Grande is $3000-$4000.

So now, go back and work out something that's not so presumptuous as to know anything at all about my life history, and doesn't present such a long account of your own anonymous and unverifiable history which you claim gives you such superior wisdom and insight.

Also, if you're going to paraphrase what I said, at least make it what I said. You're not up to being creative.

Anonymous said...

Wordkyle, you don't know what you're talking about. It costs WAY more than $675.00. That is just the filing fee. It costs approximately $5,000.00- $7,000.00total.