The Campaign For DA

2.17.2015

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts




  • Forgot to mention it yesterday: Kudos to Sarah Palin for willing to make fun of herself on the Saturday Night Live anniversary show. 
  • "Every line of this movie should be memorized instead of watching that crap." - Me last night in response to someone in the Family Unit wanting to watch The Bachelor as we were watching the Phantom Of The Opera. I don't know if I should be proud of myself or embarrassed. 
  • I didn't hear much about "The American Sniper" trial yesterday, but I thought I saw a Texas Ranger testify who was named Ron Pettigrew. Wasn't he a trooper assigned to Wise County at one point?
  • Watched some more of Black Mirror over the weekend.  Can't recommend it enough. I love stuff that makes me think
  • I received two birthday presents over a week ago which have been sitting there on the kitchen counter unopened. It is driving everyone else nuts that I won't open them. And all I say in response is "Discipline." 
  • Chico ISD has called a $7 million bond election.  Question: Is government the biggest employer in Chico? 
  • We used to fear the USSR hitting us with nuclear weapons. You know what I fear now? A cyber attack.  I tried to come up with examples of what it would be like but my mind just raced. 
  • "Weatherman goes crazy over thunder during snowstorm."  I saw this yesterday and couldn't believe people thought it was worthy of watching.  That's a guy trying way too hard. 
  • The Cowboys will end up putting the franchise tag on Dez Bryant. 
  • I think Facebook has become a place where everyone posts four year old videos. 
  • As I listen to far right wingers on TV and radio, one thing has dawned on me: They want people to be either pure or evil.  They want Chris Kyle to be flawless. They want "Mama Bear" to be beyond reproach. Hey, I'll admit it, I do to. But I don't how you can live in this world past elementary school and not realize every person is composed of grey.



46 comments:

Anonymous said...

Chico will more than likely be looking for a new superintendent in the next couple of years. That bond proposal passed 4-3. Surely they discussed that before it was proposed. You would think the board would put up a unified front one way or they other. Look for it to pass or fail by a narrow margin.

Anonymous said...

Re: your birthday gifts - is it really "discipline," or is it just the fact that, at your age, the likelihood of either of those gifts being really great is so slim that there's no intrigue.

Let's face it, those gifts are going to be something along the lines of socks or a book. While those are useful or entertaining, it's not going to fill you with joy. You have everything you really need, so more "stuff" isn't going to excite you - so you leave them sitting there.

Anonymous said...

I'm just stunned and disappointed the Star Telegram put the Bush's next to a drone on the front page.



DF Facebook Woman

wordkyle said...

"I listen to far right wingers on TV and radio" - Remember that your comment and your judgment are based on that particular subset of individuals. Also, remember that they are appearing in the media for a reason, and it's not always to try to address subtleties.

As far as regarding people as "pure and evil," you only have to look at Liberals and their wishing for the death of their political opponents to see how that sword cuts.

Anonymous said...

In his first days of office, Gov. Abbott has won a federal injunction to halt the DACA expansions of Obammy's administrative illegal alien amnesty. I wonder if Windy Wart Face Davis would have even filed an injunction?

Anonymous said...

Who would have imagined a world where people like Barry can support policies that set the world on fire and he can still sit back and opine about sports and pop culture.

Anonymous said...

But I don't how you can live in this world past elementary school and not realize every person is composed of grey.

You are still that college freshman who goes home for the first time and knows it all. You peaked that freshman year of school. Old people know nothing! Durrrrrr. Let's go camping with the occupy movement and deficate in city parks! Let's make stupid faces and silly voices like Jon Stewart whose ratings were worse than Mike Huckabee's! Insert the F word here, there and everywhere!

Anonymous said...

I'm fear that thousands of our soldiers will lose their lives battling Muslim extremists.

Anonymous said...

Barry is a leftist who says that all conservatives are: racist, homophobic, sexist, intolerant xenphobes.

How about a little self reflection Barry?

Anonymous said...

I would think that the material industry, (rocks, sand, and natural resources) would be the biggest employer. Rocks trucks dominate the area. I also think they tax all the stock piles along with all the equipment every year. Chico has plenty of money hence the huge new schools with no students. Still a one A school system.

Anonymous said...

Who said I wanted Mama Bear to be beyond reproach?

Anonymous said...

Vote NO on DISD bond.

Keep voting no until the board:

Gets rid of the "wants" and explains the "needs."

Explains why they have enough reserve funds in the first place to pay for turf but not ipads

Explains paying interest for 20 years on ipads that are trashed after four.

Explains why laptops haven't raised scores as promised.

Explains why they don't lower taxes instead of building ever larger reserve funds.

Explains why one contractors gets all but a few of the contracts.

Explains what their plans are for when "minerals" drop as Barnett Shale wells run out and tax base shrinks

Anonymous said...

I have a hard time giving 7 million to a guy who can't balance a budget for the past 3 years

Anonymous said...

Government is the largest employer everywhere.

Anonymous said...

OK I will admit it too....I also pull for the same things conservatives do...you are not alone Barry. ....and no one is perfect outside of our Lord.

Anonymous said...

9:12

It's "or", not "and".

wordkyle said...

1135 - You are correct. The wordkyle staff regrets the error.

Anonymous said...

Problem is with Chico board you have a flip flopper scared to lose his job and a guy that votes one way to prove he is not his daddy in laws puppet. Both ran on a platform that they abandoned immediately after getting elected. But that is ok because they will get rolled out office first chance possible.

All my opinion of course nothing more.

Anonymous said...

9:12

Nothing like supporting your argument with a link to an article that was posted.....over 4 years ago.

Anonymous said...

The Chico Bond will be a huge benefit to what needs to be beneficial to,the KIDS!
They're the ones doing the work in the classroom to meet or exceed all the state recommendations,as well as the teachers and administrators doing the part of ensuring the kids get the work done,the numbers across the board prove that Chico meets or exceeds the minimum requirements So yes the kids and staff deserve the best technology and athletic materials money can buy,They've done the work and should be rewarded and deserve more than they've received in the past few years
That being said it's time to put the past behind us and look to our future because our future is our Kids

Anonymous said...

Abbott filed the lawsuit at AG, it was preliminarily heard after he was governor. It's just a partial injunction, and does not prevent the administration from "prioritizing" certain things over others, which was half the executive order in the first place.

And Perry and Straus are both in favor of the various forms of the Dream Act in Texas. Abbott will be too, sooner or later. There's nothing he can do to keep the right wingers from voting for him at this point. We kept Perry for over a decade, and he could have been there still had he decided to stay.

Glad to see Wordkyle's main argument is still "Yeah, but they do it too!". Once he gets out of middle school maybe he'll grow out of that. Most kids do.

Rage

Anonymous said...

It has to pass first and that is about a 1 in 10 shot itself.

Your thinking is partly whats wrong with America. The education is the reward not spending the taxpayers money on them. REWARD????? LOL thats greatness

Fix issues in front of you before creating issues ahead.

wordkyle said...

1206 - And how does that invalidate my point?

Anonymous said...

hey 12:12 PM

what is the details of the bond? since they haven't released that yet I am curious.

Also makes it look like you are either a board member or the super. Just sayin

Anonymous said...

Rage, Can't you ever admit that your lord and savior got gobsmacked for once instead of trying to spin it as a loss for Conservatism? If your so in favor of blanket amnesty, why do you even have locks on your door?

Anonymous said...

12:57

Three reasons:

1) The article quoted was written for the sole purpose of presenting a collection of threats from "liberals" against "conservatives". I'm sure if you had googled articles of "conservatives" threatening "liberals", you would find a similar article. But of course, we know you would never do that.

2) None of the people making threats have actually taken action on those threats in over 4 years. Unless, of course, Montel has done something to Michelle in the last hour or so.

3) You referred to those making threats towards "their political opponents". As far as I can tell, the people quoted have not run political campaigns against those they threatened. They may disagree, but they are not opposing them as in running against them for a public office.

Anonymous said...

Hey 1:02
Read the Update,instead of the Comments here,there's a link to it on the home page of this fine blog

Ricardo Perry said...

simple minded people are easier to control

wordkyle said...

124 - Since my point was that BG's observation was a sword that cut both ways, and not specific to "far right wingers," a one-sided example was all that was needed.

Since the Liberals I cited wished death on those they oppose politically -- "opponents" -- it's reasonable to assume that the Liberals considered these people evil. Either that, or they wished death on someone for disagreeing with them. I assumed the less-deranged option, but that doesn't mean it's more accurate.

Anonymous said...

Barry, I think your keen sports intellect has the Dez situation pegged. He will be tagged as the franchise player because they can't come to an agreeably large contract that satisfies his ego or his new money advisers.

DF Tex Schramm

Anonymous said...

Chicos cafeteria staff would like to see something from the school board. They voted for my work for the ladies but o extra help.

Anonymous said...

Rage, Can't you ever admit that your lord and savior got gobsmacked for once instead of trying to spin it as a loss for Conservatism?

I don't think I failed to acknowledge the loss, or spun it as a loss fr conservatives. Read much?

If your so in favor of blanket amnesty, why do you even have locks on your door?

Well, I don't recall ever having said I was in favor of blanket immunity. Care to show me where I did?

And I keep my doors locked because white Wise County meth heads will try to steal my autographed picture of Sarah Palin if I don't.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Talking about Chico's school board, you can expect more fireworks when the Alvord board meets. Randy "I quit but I don't really quit" Hamilton acted like a spoiled little boy after last Tuesday's girls BB game in Alvord. If his mentality level is representative of the community leadership, Chico will be come a bastion of academic and athletic success compared to what Alvord is about to become. And I should know, I work with the guy and have listened to him rant all week.

Anonymous said...

12:12
I'm all for rewarding the students and teachers in the classroom but do include athletics in that statement.
It looks to me that athletics has been rewarded enough the past 5 years. All the coaches the AD wants, of which half can only teach PE, coaches only teach 3 or less classes a day, huge pay for the coaches, no discipline actions for athletes who get in trouble, new equipment when wanted, seemingly unlimited budgets, and more hanky panky in the field house than one can imagine. The return-zero playoff appearances in football. I'm all for getting what the students need in the academic arena but no more for athletics.

10:29
I agree but it has been 4 years since a balanced budget was proposed. I wonder what happened to that $250,000 insurance check that school district received to fix the school roof damage since there is money in bond issue to fix the roofs.

Anonymous said...

Rage is a poor debater. One knows he is on the ropes when he starts the insults. WordKyle busts Rage's balls just about every day. Fun, but getting old.

Anonymous said...

Decatur bond for unnecessary expenditures

Anonymous said...

Chico is in line with all 2A schools when it come to coaches. Of the coaches several are Math, English and History. Academic scores in these areas have been great. This bond has very little in it in regards to athletics. The baseball/softball fields do not meet ADA regulations. The small portion of the bond which in my guess would be less than 100k would go to fix that. For years Chico kids have done without. Why doesn't Chico kids deserve new uniforms and nice things? The last coaches hands were tied by the board and a supt that could care less what the kids had.Once again the Butane people are spreading rumors that are not true and using his position on the school board to mislead people.

Anonymous said...

Zero playoff games for Chico football?!?! That's it next year we need to drive farther than ever to find us some schools for the blind or schools that only have 13 kids on the team. Maybe that way we can get those extra wins!!!!

Double fake
Stephen "shag em if you gotem" Carter

Anonymous said...

Chico has a debt per student that is highest in the county and is proposing to add more to it. And second place isn't even close

Anonymous said...

539= board member or someone close. Wish us tax payers got to see the bond package and not just read about its contents on ole Barry's blog. How much is in there for no bid contracts to board members? Seems like that might be a trend in Chico. Who's super funding for the vote in this one?

All my humble opinion

Anonymous said...

Hey carter, maybe you should buy new uniforms with the money you spent seeding the football in winter rye for no reason , just so it looks good and gives you something to do after FB season

Anonymous said...

@ 5:39 are you using you school issued ipad or electronical device to make this statement? Seems like the only people that know what's in the actual bond specifics are school employees or board members. We know it's not the "butane" people that made the comment or the other 2 that voted against it. That only leaves 4 members of school board, the supt, or business manager that should know details... wait for it... or are you a coach in someone's hip pocket?

Carter should learn how to budget his athletic department money if he wants new jerseys. How about controlling the libido of his coaches and not allowing convicted felons to help with athletic practices?

The last coach worked for a supt. That kept the budget balanced. That is a foreign concept to the current superintendent and 4 of the board members.

Double fake
Chico's "parking in the drop off line and walking my kid into the elementary school" finest

Anonymous said...

Yes Ron Pettigrew was a trooper in the County and is now the Ranger assigned to Wise County

Anonymous said...

That bond would help the baseball and softball fields and yes they have made the playoffs a lot lately. The board members that are voting against this are the ones that want their family to run this school and just because the students don't learn much from them they were voted out. Give it up Carter and Jones are doing good for this school we need the hands and Buckners out. The students that attend this school is what matters and Jones and Carter are for that not Buckner and martins. And no I am not a school board member just a concerned parent that knows all that is going on

Anonymous said...

@327...I do not think you know all

Anonymous said...

@3:27... Since you're all knowing... that must mean you want Redwine, since he is married to a Hand, off and I guess that means a no go for Ruddick again! Please tell me Obi Wan kanobi...How is Jones and Carter so good for the school? Because they are finally paying attention to the grossly neglected baseball and softball program? Please, explain the deficit budget and how that is positive for the school district. Hey there smart one, how is the character of athletic coaches known for alcohol consumption and affairs between married coaches a positive for our school district? How is having one of the highest tax rates in the county a positive for this school district and citizens?

While your at it do some research before you run your mouth and check the voting record for Buckner and Hand over all the years they have served. They have voted for improvements for all programs over the years. It's been under their leadership that the school has progressed. They have regularly voted against items that ballooned the budget and unnecessarily raised the tax rate. Just because you and your child apparently don't like the Buckners or Martins is irrelevant considering, the source! I could easily line up students, teachers, and parents that can refute your ignorance! As your earlier post indicates, you must one of idiots that yell like a redneck dumba$$ at the ballgames, which does nothing but give Chico a bad sportsmanship reputation. So, do us all a favor and shut your mouth and realize your ignorance is showing so tuck that back in.

I'm also not a school board member. I'm a concerned parent of a Chico isd student and tired of that excellent school district being disregarded because idiots want to make this a personal vendetta instead of a discussion about facts.