The Campaign For DA

2.03.2015

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts



  • After poo-pooing Open Carry last week, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has proven to be a lap dog of the Tea Party as the group dogged him until he was back on board with the proposition.
  • "Baltimore Ravens nose tackle Terrence Cody was indicted Monday morning for animal abuse involving a dog and an alligator, according to the Baltimore County Deputy State's Attorney in Maryland." An alligator? He was immediately released by the Ravens. The Ravens, recall, didn't suspend Ray Rice for beating his fiancee until public pressure forced them to. 
  • In other heartwarming NFL news, the NFL Network and Hall of Famer Warren Sapp was fired yesterday after being arrested for allegedly soliciting two prostitutes. More specifically, he got in an argument with the prostitutes over money and they then called police. The argument was his second mistake of the night. (When I first saw the headline of his arrest I thought, "Hey, where was that ex-SMU dean at that time?")
  • Speaking of the SMU Dean, I speculated yesterday that the only way he could have been arrested was if he solicited an undercover officer off the street. I was wrong. He used an online ad to set up a meeting with whom he thought was a prostitute at a nice hotel in Frisco. It was actually a sting operation by DPS.  I'm stunned they still do that. And if the public wants to pass moral judgment on a guy like that, so be it. But isn't it a little bit crazy that the government makes what he did a crime? Too many cops?
  • Sports: (1) Irony. Garrett Gilbert, UT's once proclaimed "Next Great Quarterback" who was soon cast off only to then have a mediocre career at SMU, now has a Super Bowl ring. He was on Seattle's practice squad. (2) I went back and watched the interception at the end of the Super Bowl and it is stunning to see all the time run off the clock before the snap. It was like Belichick thought they would run a play quickly and Carroll thought Belichick would take a time out if they delayed the snap of the ball. (3) It has now become Sports Wasteland time. 
  • The Ticket will have Henry Winkler on today and have been promoting his appearance by calling him, "The Fonz."  I almost prefer to think of him as Barry Zuckerkorn of Arrested Development or Chuck from Night Shift
  • Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky said yesterday that vaccines should be voluntary and believes they can cause “mental disorders.” The GOP is a mess right now.
  • I sure am hearing a lot of good things about the TV show Parenthood.
  • Whenever I hear of a major corporation being fined by the government, I don't think the executives meet and say, "We'll we are going to have to cut expenses and we're all going to have to take some pay cuts to pay for this." Instead I think they meet and say, "Looks like we are going to have to jack up our prices on the public and fire some low level management." 
  • Fox 4 was doing another story on Chris Kyle last night and they showed footage of a guy kneeling over his grave, drinking from a flask, pouring some of the contents of the flask onto the grave, and then taking another swig. It seemed to very ritualistic. Kind of like a "one last drink with my buddy".  I wonder if that's a common thing? 
  • In 1999, I mentioned how society's thoughts about marijuana might be changing because I had seen Diane Sawyer of Good Morning America at the time joke about smoking weed on the air. That was kind of shocking back then. Today, I can't tell you the number of people on the Ticket, and on other media outlets, who openly admit to smoking pot. 












53 comments:

Anonymous said...

"The GOP is a mess right now."

Good thing we have the gimmedats to fall back on. Public service.....government sponsored organized crime.

Anonymous said...


If all of the GOPers will refuse to get vaccinations....while the sane people do, the world will be a better place within a very few years!

Anonymous said...

Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky said yesterday that vaccines should be voluntary and believes they can cause “mental disorders.” The GOP is a mess right now.

Or maybe its true.

Heck, most Christians did not know that the chicken pox vaccine was derived from the aborted fetus decades ago. And that there is an alternative to getting the shot from the aborted fetus cell.

Anonymous said...

Kind of like a "one last drink with my buddy". I wonder if that's a common thing?


If you had buddy's, maybe you would know.

Anonymous said...

Yep Barry--bet that was it--that danged Tea Party again!
Something like 33 states have open carry on the books already--and those rascally tea baggers are at it again.
P.S.
Most of those states are open-carry/ no license.
Backwards Texas bill on slate right now is with CHL.

Anonymous said...

Barry's leftist brain still can't process the fact that corporate taxes are passed on to the consumer. Fines yes. Taxes, duh?

Anonymous said...

I think we can all agree that Dan Patrick is just a nut in general. Hopefully he's peaked and a primary challenger will unseat him one day.

Recall that in the past, people really didn't care too much about the private lives of NFL players. Correction, they cared because it was interesting but they didn't give a shit. Remember North Dallas 40?

What movie had the line, you don't pay a hooker to come, you pay her to leave? (I'm paraphrasing) Also the 7AM thing, sounds like the tail end of a binge and he probably didn't have control of all his faculties.

Warren Sapp, SMU Dean, and now a night shift reference? you have prostitution on the brain.

Also, I think it's a generally good thing that it's a crime, should be a lesser crime. Trafficking is an issue that should be taken more seriously. DPS should probably spend more time focusing on the pimps if they want to accomplish anything.

The GOP isn't a mess. I think Walker and Bush will prove to be formidable candidates.
Senator Paul is like his dad in some respects, leans a little more libertarian than most and we can agree that vaccines are a good thing and not gettting them is kind of stupid.

Has there ever been a completely sane politican?

I would say no, sane people don't go into that line of work.

that one more drink thing has been around for decades (if not longer)

I won't say that lax attitudes on marijuana are a bad thing. Probably should be legalized.

Just remember the more you legitimize vice, the more it becomes acceptable and things once verbotten will come into the norm.

Anonymous said...

Counselor.
Food for thought.
Washington State and Oregon are both open-carry. Gasp.

And we all know how strong the Tea Party is up in Portlandia. (Insert sarcasm here.)

Anonymous said...

I feel bad for men who get busted for trying to get a prostitute. A strong sex drive can make a guy crazy and will force even the most law abiding among us to at least ponder paying for sex if we haven't gotten any in a while.

Shy men or men who lack skills with women are most susceptible to this problem.

But, then again, prostitution is immoral and dehumanizes women.

Then again, there are women who legally have sex with men they dislike in exchange for financial privilege and elevated social status.....similar to prostitution.

Such a tough moral choice.

But I have sympathy for men busted with hookers, provided they aren't already married or in relationships.

Anonymous said...

I did not assault that woman. It was a reflexive response to her horse teeth upon my carrot.

DF Warren Sapp

Anonymous said...

I love the smell of hibiscus, especially in the mornings.

Anonymous said...

Who was the Democrat Representative that was worried that Guam was going to capsize?

Anonymous said...

Dr Ryan and other idiots cannot get their philosophy in order.

Choice to vaccinate
Not choice for car seats
Not choice to leave kid in hot car
Not choice to bring peanuts to school.

A he thinks we are going to put him in the White House?

Anonymous said...

The Ravens are only mildly confused. Remember we have idiots against capital punishment, yet favor abortions.

Anonymous said...

I would bet that in the next 20 years the courts will amend the Constitution and legalize prostitution, as they have homosexuality. The next obstacle, bestiality, will be legalized by the courts in the next 50 years.

What your grandparents considered totally repulsive, you have accepted as normal. And what you consider totally repulsive will be accepted by your grandchildren.


Anonymous said...

We are worried about a Texas politician being a lap dog of the Tea Party...and for over six years we have had a vice-president who is a lap dog of some type of circus? Unfortunately for us democrats, our party is a mess at its best.

Anonymous said...

Someone out there willing to explain why Decatur is running a bond election

Anonymous said...

I sure am hearing a lot of good things about the TV show Parenthood.

Little behind the curve on this one Barrister. The series finale was last Thursday night.

John Russell said...

My vote is for Chuck of Night Shift.

Anonymous said...

You haven't seen anything out of Dan Patrick yet. He will go full blown nutbag soon enough. It's like when you elected Tom Bishop. Remember how well that worked out?

Anonymous said...

Should you trust Big Pharm blindly? No. Should you get everybody in the family and your dog vaccinated? YES. Vaccinations have changed the world we live in for the better. That doesn't mean that we don't need to watch Big Pharm like a hawk. Just like we watch BP, GM, Chase, Comcast, or any other corporate giant. Trust but verify.

DF Jonas Salk

Anonymous said...

Hey Bu, What's up with the Baptists on the Brazos flat out lying to recruits visiting campus?

“Obviously I’d love to see all those companies here, but at this time I don't have any knowledge that any of those...will be coming to Waco,” City Manager Dale Fisseler said Monday.


http://www.kwtx.com/ourtown/home/headlines/Waco--Viral-Photo-Raises-False-Hopes-About-New-Restaurants-290589141.html?device=phone&c=y

Anonymous said...

Prostitution should be legal, no doubt about it. It's you religious, conservative dorks that have a problem with it.

Legalize it and tax it. Governments shouldn't regulate morality.

Anonymous said...

Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky said yesterday that vaccines should be voluntary and believes they can cause “mental disorders.” The GOP is a mess right now.

The religious right also think Jesus was magic, so this is not very suprising

Anonymous said...

You can't charge a nickel for sex. If you get caught, you get publicly humiliated and charged with a crime. But you can give it away or get it as much as you want for free. You can stand in the middle of a crowded hotel lobby and offer yourself at no cost to the first taker. You can trade dinner and drinks for it. You can do it with a whole bunch of people at once. You can even enter into a long term, legal prostitution contract (as long as you just call it marriage) for no other reason than to have it, if two people agreed to it. You can have a mistress (or a mister?)...AND, in much of the civilized world, including parts of the U.S....it's even legal to charge a nickel for it. And yet, this lonely guy gets busted and humiliated. It does seem kind of crazy.

Anonymous said...

Too many cops? No, too many lawyers that make too many laws that law enforcement have to enforce.

Anonymous said...

"Garrett Gilbert, UT's once proclaimed "Next Great Quarterback" who was soon cast off only to then have a mediocre career at SMU, now has a Super Bowl ring. He was on Seattle's practice squad."

???? I'm a little confused. I thought Seattle lost! How does he get a Super Bowl Ring?

Anonymous said...

Barry -- Every once in a while I agree with you. I'm with you on the prostitution thing. I don't see where we draw a line where sex for money is illegal. Every man pays for sex in some way. Don't believe me? Try not giving your wife, girlfriend or significant other something on Valentine's and see what you get (not) in return. Do the flowers, expensive gift and extravagant dinner and see what that gets you.

Anonymous said...

http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2015/02/02/caught-on-camera-motorcyclist-lands-on-his-feet-after-car-runs-light-in-san-francisco-smashes-into-him/

Anonymous said...

10:20

Gilbert is with New England, not Seattle.

Anonymous said...

Actually, prostitution is legal in Nevada, but don't tell the Baptists.

Anonymous said...

@0924

your close, it will be the pedophiles.

like homosexuals before them, they have been successful in their bid to have pedophilia removed from the DSM IV, now its a sexual proclivity and not a mental disorder.

their jargon is also changing, more and more they are speaking of gaining "equality".

bestiality probably won't become the norm until much later

makes me sad

Katy Anders said...

Sen. Paul and Gov. Christie are probably trying to hit Perry on his vaccination scandal without actually mentioning him. Perry didn't have a lot of scandals as governor, so the vaccination issue would be something they'd have to use against him if his campaign took off.

That being said, I'm not sure that the vaccination loons are really just a conservative phenomenon. Bobby Kennedy Jr. was the person who really championed the autism connection - for the better part of a decade!

Sam Brows said...

8:53 that was funny. Mean, but funny.

The GOP being a mess - this just in: Franz Klammer has announced he will run for the republican nomination.

Anonymous said...

I think 1043 is reverse trolling

1 - it's "you're"
2 - how are you so in tune w/the
pedos?
3 - makes you sad, how? because
you'll have to wait that much
longer?

DF Inquiring Minds

Anonymous said...

RTG: I like it when young firm barely dressed women hug each other and then move on to other covert actions.

Anonymous said...

i smoke two joints in the morning
i smoke two joints at night
i smoke two joints in the afternoon
and it makes me feel all right.
i smoke two joints in time of peace
and two in time of war
i smoke two joints before i smoke two joints,
and then i smoke two more

Anonymous said...

Parenthood is good. You are a little late to the game though.

Anonymous said...

Parenthood is an excellent show. Unfortunately the final episode just aired last week. I don't understand why they always can the good shows and put crap in their place. I guess family values just don't sell commercials anymore...

CT said...

Agree with above commenter who said Rand Paul was gonna get after Perry on vaccines, bc of the statement-

"But I think the parent[s] should have some input — the state doesn’t own your children; parents own the children and it is an issue of freedom.”

Yepp; 2016 presidential politics have begun..

Anonymous said...

11:39 You are Sublime!

I first read those lyrics as if I were reading Dr Suess and got a big laugh, then I remembered the song.

Anonymous said...

Nice RTGs. I really like the white one. That tattoo on the other one is awful.

I'm stunned they still do that.

100 Men Arrested for Solicitation by Harris County Sheriff's Office
(HOUSTON, TX) – The Harris County Sheriff’s Office led a national multi-agency sting operation targeting would-be sex buyers or “johns” making 114 of the 570 arrests across the country.

The ninth “National Day of Johns Arrests” ran for approximately two weeks, from January 15 through February 1, 2015. The sting brought together 37 law enforcement agencies throughout 17 states in a widespread crackdown on the demand for purchased sex.

"The Fonz."

No, he was Coach Klein on The Waterboy. Even you had to like that one.

I sure am hearing a lot of good things about the TV show Parenthood.

You never do want that man card back, do you. I never could stand how they talk over each other all the time. Even the noon-autistic ones.

Kind of like a "one last drink with my buddy"

More like: I know the cameras are on me.

Rage

Anonymous said...

hey 10:25:

Your comment reminded me about some man's thought on paying for sex. He said "you pay for it in one lump sum or the hair-by-hair lifetime installment plan."

gern blansten

Anonymous said...

Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky said yesterday that vaccines should be voluntary and believes they can cause “mental disorders.” The GOP is a mess right now.

He didn't say they caused mental disorders, at least not in the story you linked to -- he simply said "I’ve heard of many tragic cases of walking, talking normal children who wound up with profound mental disorders after vaccines.”

I've heard of them, too, but it doesn't mean I believe there's causation, and I'm sure he doesn't believe it either.

And who else said vaccines should be voluntary? Oh yeah -- the White House.

Anonymous said...

Decatur ISD does not need a bond

Katy Anders said...

4:47: So you're saying he wasn't trying to link them in causation but rather just identify their position in time?

Like "I have heard of many people committing crimes after losing their baby teeth!" or "9/11 occurred on American soil after the Beatles recorded Abbey Road"?

Senator Eddie Haskill is a timelines buff, then. Got it...

Anonymous said...

That's right 8:50 . Nothing like a little Genocide for people who disagree with your politics. That's a good little leftist.

Anonymous said...

10:06 AM

It's you religious, conservative dorks that have a problem with it. Legalize it and tax it. Governments shouldn't regulate morality.

Morality? Like murder, theft and rape? The list could go on and on.

I understand your name calling, but your final sentence was completely whack!

Anonymous said...

Shut up, 5:24. You need to lean what genocide is versus suicide.

Anonymous said...

Prostitute worth billions for her services:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2936687/Billionaire-s-wife-center-family-feud-NFL-NBA-fortune-amassed-trail-debt-met-husband-87-cut-children-given-control-empire-her.html

Anonymous said...

TransAsia plane crash in Taiwan. It's the van! He really hates that van!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BIsUCQEv_8#t=12

DF Navin Johnson

Anonymous said...

"Fox 4 was doing another story on Chris Kyle last night and they showed footage of a guy kneeling over his grave, drinking from a flask, pouring some of the contents of the flask onto the grave, and then taking another swig. It seemed to very ritualistic. Kind of like a 'one last drink with my buddy'. I wonder if that's a common thing?"

Yeah. It's been pretty commonly done for over a quarter century. For a guy that's plugged in, you're unaware of some cultures, aren't you?

Anonymous said...

You've never poured one out for a homey?