The Campaign For DA

2.04.2015

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts



  • Jordan, not messing around, executed two Iraqi jihadists by hanging them in retaliation for the burning of the Jordanian pilot yesterday by ISIS.
  • You guy's realize that pilot was a Muslim, right? That caveman "let's nuke 'em all" mentality might, just might, be a little simplistic.
  • But not for WBAP's Hal Jay this morning who said multiple times that we needed lots of "big bombs" to be dropped "over there" regardless of the amount of "collateral damage." You hear that "let's make it a parking lot" statement all the time, but I had always hoped people really didn't mean it. If you do, you wouldn't have mind blowing up the Jordanian pilot as you bombed his executioners, you wouldn't mind killing 20 innocent guys who had a gun to the back of their heads in a mass execution as shown on Frontline just to kill the gunmen, and you wouldn't mind killing the gay guy who was thrown off the building just to kill those throwing him off.  
  • And not to go all Ron Paul on you, but dropping bombs, invading countries, supplying arms, and -- yes-- killing with drones just seems to make those "over there" who we really have to fear come back stronger and more vicious. Is there such a thing as a Lernaean Hydra Effect?
  • One of the weirdest things to me is that I can't turn on Fox News or conservative talk radio without them yelling about the Administration not using the term "Islamic extremists".  To quote the most likely next President, "What difference does it make?"
  • I missed the news that long time and respected prosecutor Christi Jack has left the Tarrant County DA's office after 23 years.
  • I wonder if the atmosphere of the Tarrant County DA's office is anything like that of  The Devil Wears Prada since new DA Sharen Wilson has taken over? (If you ever see her in full Sharen Wilson mode as a judge, you are smiling right now -- unless, I suspect, you are one of the current prosecutors in her office.)
  • I'm almost scared to reference that crazy Randy Quaid homemade video from yesterday. (Google at your own risk.) But if I had posted it, I probably would have relieved the tension with a "Get me that dog!" title.
  • I follow a lot of college football related Twitter accounts but I'm now rethinking that on this morning of high school signing day.  My twitter feed is blowing up with news of things Billy Bob Knucklehead signing with Slippery Rock.
  • I take that last bullet point back. Highly recruited running back Soso Jamabo just tweeted: "Officially Committed...Asian Girls Everywhere...UCLA".  There's entertainment after all. 
  • Everyone is jumping on Lance Armstrong for having his girlfriend lie to the cops about striking to parked cars in Aspen. Hey, the girlfriend immediately contacted the owners, let them know what happened, and told them they would pay for the damage. Heck, so long as they do that, I don't care if they tell the cops that a space alien took control of the car. 
  • I would have thought the ISIS execution would dominate the New York tabloids but last night's train crash trumped world affairs.


43 comments:

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately, Hillary Clinton will likely be the next president thanks to a compliant media that will either overlook or put the most positive spin possible on her truckloads of baggage.....all the while going after the Republican nominee like an aggressive pit bull.

Saul Alinsky is looking up (not down) and smiling at what he's created.

Anonymous said...

Do you think Ms. Wilson still has some staff openings?

DF Craig Watkins
footloose & fancy free at the moment

wordkyle said...

...the term "Islamic extremists" - The better question is why Obama and his administration have gone to such lengths to avoid saying it. It is, after all, the most precise term.

It likely stems from Obama's sympathy for Islam, and his desire to avoid offending that world in any way. Part of his strategy to curry Muslim favor is to weaken Israel, who has been one of America's staunchest allies.

That's why it makes a difference.

Anonymous said...

It appears that someone thinks that FDR was too brutal with his bombing of German cities. FDR could teach you how to win a war. That is how wars are fought and won, have been since and before the Comanche kicked the Apache off the plains of Texas or before Waterloo. Listen to Barry and you will lose a war and get you butt blown up by terrorist. His techniques lost the Vietname War.

Anonymous said...

One of the weirdest things to me is that I can't turn on Fox News or conservative talk radio without them yelling about the Administration not using the term "Islamic extremists". To quote the most likely next President, "What difference does it make?"

Barry, the hosts on Fox News are always doing a bit just to rile up their viewers. It's an act. Keep this in mind and the idiocracy isn't as mind boggling.

Anonymous said...

Barry, I didn't know you served in Vietnam. We should get together and reminisce.

DF Colonel Walter E. Kurtz

Anonymous said...

I think Obama only choses to identify extremism so he can include a lot of different groups; however, I don't think the major problem is with extreme groups other than Islamic fundamentalist who want to destroy the West, force everyone to live under their laws. Until our leader is able to identify the enemy and how it is a threat, we are vunerable and not winning the war on terrorism.

Anonymous said...

ISIS is not our fight. If it were, turn it into a parking lot and yes some innocent people die.

Anonymous said...

The most likely next President? Ambassador Stevens was unavailable for comment. Hey Skippy, Does Hiroshima or Nagasaki ring a bell? How many innocent lives were lost but the bombings ended the war. That's why it's called war. Shit gets blown up. So your answer is to send James Taylor over to sing to them? God help us.....

Anonymous said...

Muslims killing Muslims. What could be better than that?

Katy Anders said...

The Randy Quaid video makes me a little jealous of Randy. His beard puts my lousy mustache to shame. I'm pretty sure I'm only half as crazy as he is. Also, Rupert Murdoch has only had me arrested 5 times.

Anonymous said...

the most precise term.

The most precise term is terrorist. It has nothing to do with Islam, any more than the genocide in the Balkans, attack in OKC, Shooting of Gabby Giffords, bombing of every abortion clinic, ever, recent attempted bombing of the NAACP, every Klan act of violence ever, etc... which were carried out by terrorists and criminals--not "Christian extremists".

Let's try to take your bigotry out of the picture, just for a day. Just one day. Try it on for size.

Rage

Anonymous said...

That's why it's called war.

Yes, WWII was a war. But this is not. If it was, we would have to give the detainees that you want killed various rights. In other words, we couldn't torture or hold them indefinitely, like you want.

That's why Bush and Cheney fought so hard against designating the conflict as a war, and why Black Bush has too.

Rage

Anonymous said...

I heard there is a Sharia Law Court in Irving, TX.

Is that true?

Anonymous said...

You seem to forget we turned Germany and Japan into parking lots in WW2 and we actually won a war. Our politicians and soccer moms have aligned to make sure we fight fair wars where only bad people get hurt and nobody keeps score.

Anonymous said...

9:20(1), You need to work on your reading comprehension.

Anonymous said...

Egar,

As usual, your comments are inconsequential and aligned with the limp-wristed forces of liberalism. What would you know about war anyway? These "terrorists" are not Islamic? Yes, they are. Just WTH are you trying to say?

Barry,

The Butcher of Waco has not yet been elected. Could you offer an explanation of why you believe she will be installed? Do you have an inside track with the George Soros? Additionally, why would anyone vote for a proven liar and traitor such as her? We've had to deal with one of those for the past seven years now.

Anonymous said...

I heard there is a Sharia Law Court in Irving, TX.

No, stupid. It's in Ennis.

You seem to forget we turned Germany and Japan into parking lots in WW2 and we actually won a war.

While the numbers are mixed for Japan, Germany's industrial production actually increased despite all of the bombing. So I wouldn't use them as examples. Especially when the primary reason to use the bomb was to let Russia know we had it, not to damage infrastructure, and damaging infrastructure was not actually a reason certain targets were selected. Plus, we dropped leaflets over the targets in advance, but they went ignored.

Also, we rebuilt both of those countries recognizing that leaving them destroyed and in debt would simply lead to WWIII, as was the case for WWII being directly related to the Treaty of Versailles and the destitution of Germany. So maybe, having destroyed large parts of Iraq and Afghanistan, we should start building them back up?

I would like to think that we as a nation are better than we were in 1945. We think of those times as America's golden era, but you have to remember that we were still segregated (I guess this audience would be OK with that) and the rights of minorities and in some places women, were almost non-existent. When you look at what actually happened in America during that time, as opposed to the ideal that we wish was all that happened, America was not a very nice place to be.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Watched Bridgeport last night with the two kids suspended...Decatur by 6 points on Friday night. Be there!

Anonymous said...

I heard there is a Sharia Law Court in Irving, TX.

No, stupid. It's in Ennis.

You seem to forget we turned Germany and Japan into parking lots in WW2 and we actually won a war.

While the numbers are mixed for Japan, Germany's industrial production actually increased despite all of the bombing. So I wouldn't use them as examples. Especially when the primary reason to use the bomb was to let Russia know we had it, not to damage infrastructure, and damaging infrastructure was not actually a reason certain targets were selected. Plus, we dropped leaflets over the targets in advance, but they went ignored.

Also, we rebuilt both of those countries recognizing that leaving them destroyed and in debt would simply lead to WWIII, as was the case for WWII being directly related to the Treaty of Versailles and the destitution of Germany. So maybe, having destroyed large parts of Iraq and Afghanistan, we should start building them back up?

I would like to think that we as a nation are better than we were in 1945. We think of those times as America's golden era, but you have to remember that we were still segregated (I guess this audience would be OK with that) and the rights of minorities and in some places women, were almost non-existent. When you look at what actually happened in America during that time, as opposed to the ideal that we wish was all that happened, America was not a very nice place to be.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Rage you are the stupid one.

How many times do you need to post the same asinine comments?

Anonymous said...

Rage, I like the way you make shit up. I had never heard that every abortion had been bombed. You would think that would make national news or the internet. Can you provide a link or something?

Anonymous said...

Rage, Can we call the coloreds terrorists for setting fire and destroying Ferguson, MO? You only mentioned the KKK which hasn't done anything newsworthy in 30 years.

Anonymous said...

Hey 10:46,
Were you one of the schmucks a few weeks ago, calling for the Eagles to upset the Bulls? How did that turn out?
Even with the 2 kids suspended, and one playing last night with the flu, Bulls still won the game by 26 points... Maybe, just maybe, you should stick to your day job?
How many points did Stotts put up? Nice to see him off the bench, scoring and rebounding the ball!

Sam Brows said...

Lance Armstrong trying to get his GF to take the fall on his wreck, under the circumstances of actually trying to pay for the damages, instead of avoiding that, is kind of like Tony Romo going on a beach vaca the week before a playoff game. There's not a ton wrong with it, but it sort of adds to the general perception that he's not what he pretends to be.

On IS, the option that works best for me is to let the Saudis deal with it...under the threat that if it isn't dealt with by a date certain, we WILL turn the place into a parking lot. Give the kind, Alah loving, Quran abiding folk over there the opportunity to police themselves.

And as for what a crummy place America was to live in the Forties...well, hindsight is 20-20, but if given the choice, I'd a whole lot more like to have lived here than, say, Hiroshima or Nagasaki Japan. And that's BEFORE we nuked ém, ok?

Anonymous said...

I would like to think that we as a nation are better than we were in 1945.


I'm not sure you are capable of thinking.

Anonymous said...

"Everyone is jumping on Lance Armstrong for having his girlfriend lie to the cops about striking to parked cars in Aspen. Hey, the girlfriend immediately contacted the owners, let them know what happened, and told them they would pay for the damage. Heck, so long as they do that, I don't care if they tell the cops that a space alien took control of the car."

Spoken like a man who gets the majority of his work preventing drunk drivers from having to face the responsibility of their actions.

That smashed car? Could have been a person. The only difference between a DWI 1st and and Intoxcation Manslaughter is whether a person happened to be in front of your unguided two-ton missile that you launched. Precisely the same activity, yields either a Class B or a 2nd degree felony in Texas. Probably about the same in Colorado.

If I were the local police, I'd be consulting with the DA about the feasibility of a False Police Report charge.

Anonymous said...

11:02, normally just once. Not sure what happened, it didn't show my first one went through. In any event, you probably have to read things more than once if they have big words, so I'm guessing there was no harm done.

11:19, I bet your local library has adult literacy classes. You should check it out.

11:22 If you'll read my post, I said terrorists and criminals. Yes, feel free to call them criminals, because that's what they are. It's a slight distinction (not really), but something you should learn. I bet 11:19 is old enough to drive. Since you are apparently not, you should ask him for a ride to the library.

Rage

Anonymous said...

1142 sounds like his panties are in a bunch - let's all take a break and help him find his woobie

seriously, if he doesn't find his binkie soon his self righteousness could explode and then we'd have bits of wuss all over the comment board.

Anonymous said...

Egar,

Did you ever get that bat out of your rectum?

Terrorists and criminals -- know something about that, do you? How about Islamists?

Here's a big kiss for ya, gayboy! Mwa!

Anonymous said...

To quote the most likely next President, "What difference does it make?" It simply means our president needs to grow a pair of balls and 'call a spade a spade'. This political correctness is so stupid! Are we really afraid of Muslims? STAND UP, AMERICA!!

Anonymous said...

Rage. In as much that you would like to believe yourself some new literary master along the lines of Tolstoy--the reality is that this site is a nickel and dime political blog, wherein, most of the readers are Texans. 11;19 was understood perfectly by me, and most likely, a high percentage of the other viewers of his message.
You might consider moving back up to that lovely little niche in Cambridge where you can attain more comfort in the literary word.
I am not Sam, but I love green eggs and ham!

Anonymous said...

Nuke 'em.

Anonymous said...

BREAKING---------
Cowboys' Joseph Randle arrested in Kansas on drug charge.

NIGS BE NIGS

Anonymous said...

Anyone have a minivan, or maybe one of those Ford vans with several bench seats that the Mormon families drive? It looks like 12:33 needs to go to the library too, and I'm guessing a few others may too before it's all said and done. Wouldn't want to overload the springs on the short bus you'd normally take.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Generalizations have so many faults, but I get tickeled about those "all Muslim " comments.

If those are true then, Mike Huckabee, Fred Phelps (Westboro Baptist fame) and I think alike because we are Baptist.

Trust me that isn't true!

Anonymous said...

Rage, I checked out the library like you said and still couldn't find where every abortion clinic had been bombed.

Anonymous said...

I HATE MY JOB!!!!!

DF Tarrant ADA

Anonymous said...

And not to go all Ron Paul on you, but dropping bombs, invading countries, supplying arms, and -- yes-- killing with drones just seems to make those "over there" who we really have to fear come back stronger and more vicious. Is there such a thing as a Lernaean Hydra Effect?

Seriously, there is no way you came with this your own. Even if you could of, there is no way you could spell it.

Anonymous said...

Gosh Barry 11:42 AM kinda know what he/she is talking about.

Get those drunks back on the road where they belong!

Anonymous said...

The "Asian girls everywhere......UCLA" tweet is actually rap lyrics from Childish Gambino, the stage name of Donald Glover, the actor from the sitcom Community.

Anonymous said...

A radical Muslim wants to kill you.

A moderate Muslim wants a radical Muslim to kill you.

What is so complex?

Anonymous said...

Aw, come on, B.G.-- you're not letting me put free advertising up for your business? That was a pretty good shot at 12:18, too.

No worries.

Thanks for the free entertainment. I always wonder what you get out of this?

--Some Guy.