The Campaign For DA

2.11.2015

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts



  • Well I started out thinking Brian Williams would survive (and he kind of has) and then I backed off to the "not sure about that" position (which may be right because I'm not sure he comes back from his six month suspension.)   What a strange end to a strange lie. 
  • And we've certainly learned that high-profile journalists are held to a different standard that high-profile politicians. 
  • Jon Stewart announced his upcoming retirement last night, and it was as big of news as the Williams suspension. If you didn't understand The Daily Show, there may be quite a few things you don't understand in general.
  • Everyone and their dog made a "Williams and Stewart just need to switch places" joke last night, but some were actually serious. I don't think you can do that on the national scale with ABC (at least not for 20 years), but I'm stunned a local station in a huge American city hasn't changed its approach. Laugh a little bit. Don't act like a deer in headlights when there is a technical problem. Add a legitimate funny observation after some crazy neighbor just appeared on packaged footage.
  • Some outfit named The Institute of Medicine took a step yesterday towards making "Chronic Fatigue Syndrome" a legitimate ailment. I've always questioned it but not as much of a buddy of mine who once said, "Heck, I get Chronic Fatigue Syndrome every day when I drive past a golf course on the way to work."
  • The leader of Tarrant County Open Carry and their lap boy Rep. Jonathan Stickland received one of the funniest setbacks yesterday in their efforts to let every Texan walk around with an open handgun with no license. Read that link. It's short. 
  • 660AM The Answer's Mark Davis in the Dallas Morning News today condemns 50 Shades of Grey but comes off sounding like the pastor in Footloose.  (You have to wade through a lot high-toneness to get to the sentence, but he finally says it is "pathetic" that those who see it will be liberal, liquored up, and too dumb to realize how vile the movie is and don't care.) 
  • I've still got to do a post on Davis' appearance at Fellowship Church in Grapevine this summer after he was given the opportunity for some reason to speak in all three weekend services. (That's the church where the pastor just baptized 50 Shades.)  I'm still stunned they allowed Davis to mention from the pulpit that he had written a new book and that it was for sale in the church's bookstore in the lobby. That is, until I went into the bookstore and found it to be a profit center for Pastor Ed Young and his million books.
  • Wait. Selling books in a church vs. a movie with seedy content?: Didn't Jesus get angry at the money-changers in the temple but showed compassion to the the lady caught in adultery?
  • A Tarrant County jury awarded $16 million in a wrongful death suit after a lady was killed by a drunk driver who was sent home from her work at a nursing home. (Nerd legal point: I just had the weirdest flashback to studying a similar case, Otis Engineering, in Torts in 1984 in law school. Yet I can't remember what I had for lunch yesterday.) 
  • As people entered the courthouse in Erath County this morning for the beginning of the "American Sniper Trial", the courthouse bells played the gospel hymn, "My hope is built on nothing less."  Hmmm. 



59 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love the Daily Show and hate to see Jon Stewart leave.

Great observation, BG, about the folks that don't understand that show.

Anonymous said...

liberal, liquored up, and too dumb

That's how I like my women!

Anonymous said...

Interesting that Barry thinks that some people don't "understand" the Daily show. It's just a leftist comedy show dude. Not a big deal.

Anonymous said...

Jon Stewart is a talented comedian, and he will be the best host the show ever had, but he puts too much faith in liberal ideology.

I commend him for calling out liberal policies when they inevitably fail, so he's no liberal drone.....but he never learns that liberalism is nothing more than a self-destructive way of thinking.

I won't miss him.

Too bad his replacement will be just another liberal.

Anonymous said...

Pastor Ed Young's million books for sale are written by a 'media pastor' on staff.
Believe me. I know one.

Anonymous said...

"Wait. Selling books in a church vs. a movie with seedy content?: Didn't Jesus get angry at the money-changers in the temple but showed compassion to the the lady caught in adultery?"

you're playing pretty fast and loose with the Scriptures there, barry. I would assume most (if not all) of the books have to do with furtherance of the Christian life or attacking something in the world that is a danger to said life.

gern blansten

Katy Anders said...

"My abs looks exactly the same way as RTG. Exactly." - Double Fake Brian Williams

Anonymous said...

I believe I understand the Daily Show, but I am not entertained by Stewart's arrogance and other traits that are annoying.

I'm in favor of holding both journalists and politicians to the same high standard, starting right now. Regardless of party affiliation. Let's all make a pact: when we catch 'em in a lie, let's fire 'em.

wordkyle said...

The Daily Show - a three-ring circus with a clown as the ringmaster, which Liberals think is a college course led by an esteemed professor

Oh, and the difference in standards for journalists and politicians? People still think they should be able to trust a journalist.

Anonymous said...

After i read the morning thoughts i was so bored i actually thought about killing myself... Then I have to see katys face with a mustache so i went ahead and slit my wrist

Anonymous said...

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome has been a debate for decades. Heck, I remember an episode of The Golden Girls where one of the characters had it and doctors wouldn't believe her, telling her it was all in her head.

Doctors diagnose and treat nearly everything else. Seems reasonable, by that logic, that they would pay attention to this.

It's not fun being lethargic all the time for no apparent reason. Diet and exercise can help but not cure it. That's like telling someone with depression to meditate themselves well. Short term fix.

Ernest T said...

You are right about high-profile politicians and high-profile journalists not being held to the same standard.....

Hillary told a story one time about coming under fire when she flew into Bosnia. It was proven as a complete lie, but she did not get into any trouble on it.

Anonymous said...

Where are all the liberal weenies going to get their news now that Williams and Stewart are gone? Oh wait, I forgot the Rachel Madcow, Ed Shultz, Larry O'Donnell, Ramon Farrow, Melissa Paris-Ferry and that other little fairy that I can't think of his name are still on PMSNBC. Or they could just listen to Obammy everyday. He never lies.

Anonymous said...

The courthouse bells played a gospel hymn? I demand a mistrial because of something called the seperation of church and state.

Anonymous said...

Don't forget that NBC was willing to back up the Brinks truck for John Leibowitz to host Meet the Press. Get ready for the new anchor America.

Anonymous said...

Linking what goes on in some mega church to every religious person is a fool’s errand. I know it is the goal of far left liberals to destroy the religious right, but the bulk of Christians I know quietly give to worthy causes and don't spend their money building some fat cat televangelist or mega pastor another vacation home in Aspen. I can assure you we are just as appalled by this kind of stuff as you are. It is just like the open carry nuts from Ft. Worth, we realize they are doing far more harm than good for gun rights.

Yeah, yeah....I know some jackass is about to comment, "He didn't say every Christian, try a reading class" but that doesn't matter. His passive aggressive little snide bullshit (typical of all liberals) was intended exactly as I interpreted it, and everyone with a f@cking brain knows it!!!

Seymore said...

I am getting older and losing my mind, but I did not play football...I don't think???

Anonymous said...

Rage should try out for the View.

Anonymous said...

"My abs looks exactly the same way as guy behind the RTG. Exactly." -

Double Fake New and Improved Brian Williams

Anonymous said...

Does one wonder about the correctness of his beliefs if he has to call someone who disagrees with him names?

Wouldn't just the validity of the thought be enough?

Anonymous said...

I also came across a commercial for the victims of binge eating syndrome....geez. is there anyone responsible for his/her actions anymore?

Ernest T said...

Isn't that whole church just a profit center for Ed Young and not just the bookstore?

I can't call someone like him or Joel Osteen a "Pastor" with a straight face. They are nothing but good inspirational speakers and nothing else. You will rarely hear the Bible discussed in their churches.

Their "churches" are all about "get the people in the door and get them to give us money!"

Anonymous said...

Mr. Williams was suspended. The Local NBC girl, Jane M. left the station..but I think they fired her. She only had one DWI.

Anonymous said...

About that Tarrant County verdict -- I know the victim and his family. This was the most tragic of deaths. The 10 and 7 year old children watched their dad die. Family members and friends drove up on the wreck before emergency response. It was a devastating loss to the community. Money does not always equate to justice but I am glad that a jury recognized that this corporation shouldn't have ordered a drunk employee to drive home.

Anonymous said...

I thought Rage just announced she was leaving The View?

Anonymous said...

BREAKING NEWS: WHO GIVES A SHE IT what happens to Lie'n Williams along with The Daily Show. You people really need to get busy and quit watching silly crap on TV.

Anonymous said...

The Tarrant verdict just shows the idiocracy of our judicial system. The nursing home did not get her drunk nor did they tell her or force her to get behind the wheel of a car in that situation. They could not restrain her or hamper her free will to leave - that would be against the law. It wont survive an appeal.

mzchief said...

Brian Williams lied about his proximity to enemy fire, when visiting a war-torn region, and has been eviscerated by his co-workers as well as basically fired from his job as a news reader because his lies have labeled him as untrustworthy. Why should the American electorate be expected to vote for a politician, for POTUS, who has lied about their proximity to enemy fire when visiting a war-torn region and is clearly as untrustworthy as Brian Williams?

Why does it seem that Democrats truly believe celebrity news readers should be held to a higher standard of character and honesty than their candidate for President of the United States? Seemingly, Democrats are so amoral they truly believe their ruling class is above the law/standards required of the rest of us and expect their voters to be equally as amoral as well as stupid enough to ignore the lies and vote for Hilary Clinton.

Voters need to wake up and REQUIRE a higher standard of politicians then they do of celebrity news readers.

If all politicians lie, at least vote for the ones smart enough to not have video to prove they are liars.

Anonymous said...

Ernest T --
You're showing your liberal or atheist side. It's obvious you have never listened very closely to him speak. His messages are full of scripture. And 'no' I'm not a member of and do not attend that church. You are just a lier.

Anonymous said...

So Brian Williams comes home from overseas, gets into a fight in a bar with a former Minnisota governor , goes to Katrina gets on top of the stadium shooting people then kills two would be car jackers at a gas station south of Dallas and isn't arrested by police. I can see where people would be upset with Brian for writing a book and making a movie based on lies....

Anonymous said...

Is this the rule for whether a person makes it or not in the court of public opinion, say Goodell vs. Williams? If the guy has to undergo a suspension of any kind, voluntary or not, he's dead in the water. So, while an act of contrition to "voluntarily" remove yourself appears good, it's bad for business. You've got to keep being seen, day after day, doing the same thing that you were doing when you got in hot water. Bill Clinton kept on being President and overcame public opinion for the most part. Roger Goodell just kept on being Commish. Once you're removed for any length of time, the tide never comes back in for you. This even applies to the rank-and-filers.

Anonymous said...

Geeeeze... I actually agree completely with what Mzchief said!

Anonymous said...

Now they are "Fellowships", not churches. Most of them have a phallic symbol (steeple) on their roofs that date back to Roman paganism and to Easter, the goddess of fertility. So I say they have porn in their religion. Yep, that is Nimrod's private parts on the roofs.

Katy Anders said...

When I don't like a show, I just don't watch it. When I don't like a web site, I just don't stop by the web site.

So why does it seem like half the people on here spend their time complaining about how bad this site is and how much they dislike certain shows and hosts?

Read a book, guys. It's better for your blood pressure and anyway, if the site and shows suck so badly, it will be a much better use of your time.

Anonymous said...

Geesh. 50 Shades is more about the girl gaining power in the traditional male/female relationship, albeit an S&M one, as Mr. Grey will do anything to keep her, so he gives up "power".

Men just can't wrap their heads around that fact, as they have been indoctrinated since birth that they have the power in any relationshiop, I.E. work, family much less, the male/female relationship. So, of course they will scream, hollar, denounce and hate this movie/book.


Great article about this in Entertainment Weekly, btw. Norman effin Reedus from TWD is on the cover. He can have power over me anyday!

Anonymous said...

10:18 - the person you are referring to saw and did things that would make you freeze in terror. you and Barry must be the only two people that have never told a lie.

Anonymous said...

10:46, pretty presumptive on your part that I would freeze if I saw what "he did". Have I ever told a lie, sure " 10:46 your the smartest and most informed person on this site"....oops I did it again,BUT I never made money telling lies. Maybe if you understand more about the special op's community you would understand that "he" crossed a line of seek not self recognition, that the special op's community, regardless of branch of service , are silent professionals .

Anonymous said...

Further proof that Republicans are gay.

http://uproxx.com/webculture/2015/02/a-montana-lawmaker-wants-to-ban-yoga-pants/

Anonymous said...

I understand why people would be upset that Hillary lied about being under fire. I mean, what's next? Is she going to have a DWI conviction and admit to cocaine use?

No, wait, that was Bush with one DWI and cocaine, and Cheney with two DWIs. Perfect saints, though.

And when people get as upset about the lies that got us into the war as they are about a journalist lying about getting shot at, I'll believe they care about journalistic (or any other form of) credibility.

Rage

Anonymous said...

9:08 just described Fox News

Anonymous said...

Of course we can't have a liar in the White House. They have all done it, but most of them are fairly honest about who they are and where they come from, even if they glorify it a little. Our current liar-in-chief can't even get his basic facts of his own life right!

http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/50lies.asp

Anonymous said...

11:23 - maybe when you kill that many people it damages your soul.

Anonymous said...

No way Repubabubbas are gay. All straight as an arrow. Mostly.

mzchief said...

It's so good to know that Rage cares so much about the people telling "lies" about weapons of mass destruction having been in Iraq. In typical liberal style, Rage has forgotten/lied or merely misremembered who started telling the "lies" about Iraq possessing and intentions to us WMD.

Watch the VIDEO and watch EVERY top democrat declare there are WMDs in Iraq and they are a threat. Take special note at the 2:02 mark when then Sen. Hillary Clinton chimes in and agrees with the reason for invaiding Iraq.

Democrats were telling "lies" about WMD starting in 1999, YEARS prior to George W. Bush being elected POTUS.

However, we all know, Rage is fully aware of this information since it was presented to him, by me, March 7, 2011. Clearly, Rage is just another liberal who counts on the ignorance/stupidity of the electorate to allow the liberal agenda to continue to destroy the United States.

People, WAKE UP! You're being fed lies and more lies from LIBERALS because they think YOU ARE STUPID. Of course the Republicans are only slightly better but slightly is a huge step up from the pile of BS that constitutes the liberal agenda.

Anonymous said...

Rage must know that the American left reversed their position in 2004 in order to try and to win the Presidential election. Reversed their position or betrayed our country?

Anonymous said...

Rage....you love to call wordkyle a liar while spreading your BS along the way. Your inference that Bush admitted to cocaine use is a lie and you know it. He said "when I was young and irresponsible, I was young and irresponsible." I prefer that answer to I smoked it but I did not inhale.

Anonymous said...

Obama admitted to cocaine and marajuana use in his biography. Not a big deal.

I've smoked crack and meth. Cocaine was like drinking a beer back in those days.

Anonymous said...

In typical liberal style, Rage has forgotten/lied or merely misremembered who started telling the "lies" about Iraq possessing and intentions to us WMD.

Show me where I said Bush was the only one who lied. I believe it was on both sides, but the guy in the Oval Office that directed Colin Powell to perpetuate the BS at the UN is the most responsible. You know, because he was actually the president.

Interesting that an English import thinks I want to destroy the US.

All of that far right "they're destroying this country" is the same crap that they said when people tried to free slaves, give women the vote, end segregation, end inter-racial marriage prohibition, and any number of other significant events. Thinly veiled bigotry and stupidity is still bigotry and stupidity.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Rage,

Hilary Clinton is seeking the Presidency, not George Bush or Dick Cheney. Do you think calling them out make her less of a liar or justifies her behavior? Sounds like it to me.

BTW, I thought the Democrats threw away the "Blame Bush & Cheney" election handbook?

Changing the subject so you can drag the failures of others into your defense rationale is borderline psychotic.

When one evaluates whether or not Hilary Clinton is a person of integrity and good character, her actions, like her credentials should stand on their own. What Bush or Cheney did makes absolutely no difference.

And Mzchief:

It is painfully obvious that they don't "think [people] are stupid", they know it.

What's even more stupid is it looks like liberals are actually believing their own lies. Even when faced with facts revealing the earth is round, they dismiss them and change the subject. They're even rewriting our history books.

Intellect, logic, reason and facts do not change a person's perception of reality. It's a mental illness... and there's no cure for such denial.

Anonymous said...

Do you think calling them out make her less of a liar or justifies her behavior?

No.

Sounds like it to me.

That's most likely because you're stupid.

borderline psychotic

Well, that's just a weird thing to say.

When one evaluates whether or not Hilary Clinton is a person of integrity and good character, her actions, like her credentials should stand on their own. What Bush or Cheney did makes absolutely no difference.

While I agree, that's only because I can do so for both sides. You, however, cannot. Nor can MzChief, or Wordkyle, or all of their fanboys. For y'all, Democrats are the ones who make mistakes and lie, and Republicans are justified or correct, all the time. So, I'll start playing by the rules, if y'all do too.

Which is to say that I'll never have to worry about it, because your hypocrisy runs so deep you have no idea what the rules of a civilized society are.


Even when faced with facts revealing climate change, they dismiss them and change the subject.

Do you see what I did there?


Rage

Anonymous said...

4:03 has just lost the internet for all time. A party full of religious kooks, gun nuts, climate change deniers, church and state interminglers, and non-vaccinating wackos is now claiming that they are the party of intellect and reason?

Holy steaming pile of double plus good, Batman.

Anonymous said...

I'm a little late on the due diligence for the RTG in the black bikini the other day, but here you go:

http://www.enjoygram.com/amber_dee__

Anonymous said...

I don't think Bush lied about cocaine use or DWI, nor did Cheney lie abouthis DWI's. If so, please provide a link..

Regarding Bush lying about WMD, I think you are confusing the intelligence analysis being wrong with someone actually misinforming others with statements one actually knows not to be true. If not, Mischief is correct and the Democrats A-team (Cinton, Kerry, etc...) are at the very least complicent in the great Iraq "lie.". While we are talking about lying, please explain the lies told by our current president regarding the ACA.

While we are at it, please quit calling Rage a liar. Dumb Ass is a more accurate description.

Pi

Anonymous said...

Russia is preparing the release of evidence of the involvement of the US government and intelligence services in the September 11 attacks. In the list of evidence is included the satellite images from 9/11.

http://starshipearththebigpicture.com/2015/02/11/pravda-putin-threatens-to-release-satellite-evidence-of-911/

Anonymous said...

Rage,

4:03 Here. You continue to be wrong.

I am not a Republican and am not a Bush fan. As far as I'm concerned, he betrayed America and had the full support of both political parties and the majority of Americans. It was good for the economy.

I believe our climate is changing but don't believe our government can tax it out of existence.

And, unlike some people who comment here, I know I'm not always right. Especially when new information is brought to light.

None of this changes the fact that Hilary Clinton has knowingly lied to the public, on more than one occasion. Defend her however you see fit, but liars are not to be trusted. History has proven this over and over.

Anonymous said...

The Timing on the Decatur ISD bond election is ill advised at best and just a bad idea at worst.
Think about it! With oil and gas mineral rights at an all time low any bond would need to be funded by the homeowners with nearly no help from mineral rights. Why vote to support higher taxes when we are not supported by mineral costs and gas giants to pay the bills. We don't have any mailbox money to pay the costs! We don't have mineral rights to share the cost. All we got is Joe Blow to pay the bills. Ouch!
Bad timing. Come back when mineral values are high.

Anonymous said...

What exactly do you know about Jesus BG? Liberalism and being a atheist go hand in hand. You know nothing about the teachings of Jesus.

Anonymous said...

Mark Davis is on a pretty high horse. Was he the guy with 3 marriages and that traded in a wife with multiple sclerosis for a younger model? But, he's right. All this sex stuff is ruining our country. Let's get back to movies and TV shoes about killing. Those are fine.

Anonymous said...

CFS is not about "being tired". It is about waking up more exhausted than when you went to bed. It's about running a low grade fever every day. It is about debilitating pain. It is an autoimmune disease, and it is just as bad as lupus or diabetes or rheumatoid arthritis or any other auto immune disease.