The Campaign For DA

3.23.2015

Random Monday Morning Thoughts


  • Liberally Lean Pick 'Em standings. 
  • Ted Cruz is running for president! Ted Cruz is running for president! Take it to the bank: He will get crushed. 
  • Conservative talk show hosts were already asking for other potential Republican candidates to not "snipe" at him. Translation: Even other Republicans are going to point out that he's a nutcase.
  • Fox News (Hannity or O'Reilly) this time of year will always have Spring Break stories complete with footage of girls in bikinis and then they use it as an excuse to talk about the depravity of today's younger generation. 
  • I've focused recently on what seems to be an increase in police shootings. The Dallas Morning News' Steve Blow wrote an article about the same thing over the weekend. I would suggest you read it but it's boring. Do I believe I could do a better job than that guy? Absolutely. 
  • The official tax payer funded Tarrant County website has this about new DA Sharen Wilson: "Wilson remained on the bench for 23 years, developing a reputation as 'Tarrant County’s toughest criminal court judge.'” Isn't that the equivalent of an ad? By the way, there were two "not guilty" verdicts under her administration last week.  That doesn't mean the prosecutors were bad, but it might mean they were scared to dismiss the case or offer a reasonable plea bargain. 
  • I'm not sure why the Update promotes the group whose focus is the "sovereignty, security and self-sufficiency of Texas and promotes its eventual independence."  Do they pay for that mention?
  • There was a controversy in Austin last week when someone posted “Exclusively for White People” stickers on some businesses. It turned out to be a lawyer who has created some embarrassing videos in the past which even I have reposted.
  • "Some rocks you don't turn over". - From the last episode of Better Call Saul.
  • The Supreme Court today will hear oral arguments regarding whether the State of Texas can refuse to issue a license plate with the Confederate Flag emblem on it. I would think the answer is no. If the government gets in the business of tricked up license plates, it can't be in a position to decide which ones are "appropriate". 
  • Which reminds me of a comment posted from Friday in response to my bullet point about the Northwest ISD's kid's fictional writings. When I say something is an interesting free speech issue, that doesn't mean I endorse the speech. How anyone cannot understand that it mindboggling. 
  • I'm not a fan of The Ticket's Corby Davidson but he did a great job with Mike Doocy last night on Fox 4 when he took a shot at Dale Hansen.Texas House 
  • Texas State Representative Jason Villabala filled a bill limiting when citizens can video cops and deservedly took heat for it on social media. So he began blocking all critics including a student reporter. Think about that. A government representative does not want to hear views the differ from his own nor answer questions. 




51 comments:

Anonymous said...

Doesn't Adam Reposa remind you of Saul?

Anonymous said...

Cops shooting criminals is not good for lawyer's income. It bypasses them and they just don't like people who take away their customers.

Anonymous said...

When I say something is an interesting free speech issue, that doesn't mean I endorse the speech. How anyone cannot understand that it mindboggling.

Mindboggling, Barry? So I guess you just approve the comments from all the conservative hillbillys that frequent your blog without botherimg to read them?

I don't blame you, but man you are missing out on comedy gold with these "people."

Anonymous said...

Is there a chance that the increase in police shootings might have something to do with more people acting in what police believe to be, in the blink of an eye, a life threatening manner? Or, are police actually just going around shooting people at random? It seems to me that it remains ridiculously easy to get through a day without being gunned down by cops. There are, for sure, the rarest exceptions of totally innocent people that just happen to be holding a gun outside looking for the same perp that the cops are when they show up; or being mistaken as bad actors or caught up in something started by a bad actor...but still; I'm confident that I'll get home today without being shot by the law.

Anonymous said...

"If the government gets in the business of tricked up license plates, it can't be in a position to decide which ones are 'appropriate.' "

The government is ALREADY in the business of tricked up health care and decides it's more "appropriate" than private health insurance coverage (which doesn't exist any more). Why not issue license plates.

Anonymous said...

Better writer than Steve Blow? Is there no end to your narcissism? Liberal Lawyer. Never mind, I just answered my own question.

whisky O said...

You may well be right about Cruz and that will be unfortunate.

Anonymous said...

About the license plates - shouldn't there be SOME guidelines? I do not oppose the confederate flag but who says what is appropriate? Would a random thought girl be appropriate?

Katy Anders said...

Man, why can't I meet some of those depraved college students? Spring Break at my house!

Ted Cruz is never going to be President. But his campaign can affect the conversation for whoever eventually DOES become the nominee, though. I've never thought it was a waste for the Ron Pauls or Dennis Kuciniches of the world to run...

Anonymous said...

I also feel like I will not be shot by a cop today. The reason is, I will not act like an idiot. Well said 9:14.

Anonymous said...

he's already more qualified than Obama

wordkyle said...

Whoever the Liberals fear most, they (and their media cohorts) portray as "stupid." If they can't make that stick they change to "crazy."

Anonymous said...

Interesting how the media can call Ted Cruz a nutcase, but they can't honestly evaluate the things Obama and Elizabeth Warren say and come to worse conclusions.

Anonymous said...

9:06 Barry has said that he approves most anything that isn't overly vulgar or too slanderous. I think we are getting a fairly decent picture of the nut jobs on both sides of the political aisle. I have read enough mind blowing stuff on here to believe that his comment approval policy is rather liberal.

Anonymous said...

In light of the license plate debate, I find it interesting that the current series of Wise County license tags for vehicles has FKR-XXXX. I can't believe the state would issue standard plates with that series. Of course my kid thinks it's great!

Anonymous said...

Bahahahaha Kyle thinks liberals fear Ted Cruz!!!!

Bahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha.
Oh my god that made my day. Thanks Kyle.

Wurdkyle said...

States whose governors refuse to acknowledge climate change will not get preparedness aid from FEMA.

Link:
http://bit.ly/1EAK6NJ

While were at it, why don't we just ban conservatives from using anything that science has brought us since they don't believe scientists? No cellphones, no medicine, no electricity, etc.

You only get to have the things that you precious bible gave you. So I guess prayer. All you get is prayer, and we get science.

wordkyle said...

1058 - Oh yeah, you're whistling past the graveyard if you don't think Ted Cruz struck fear in Liberals when he came on the scene. Bright, articulate (more so than Obama) and more charismatic than the usual Republican politician (admittedly not a high bar), and also a minority -- you can bet Democrats had him in their sights early on. They couldn't classify him as stupid, so they defaulted to "crazy."

Anonymous said...

Three salient points regarding Cruz and will be included in the social engineering effort that will now commence from the MSM.

" He is not qualified"
Well he has had something like 300 roll calls in the Senate so far and has actually voted on all but two.
In contrast to the golden calf that voted "present on all but approximately two during his 18 Months in the senate for the people of Illinois.












"He is the architect to the government shutdown"
Well I think this point is the scariest to the MSM.
The working class--I mean the people that actually
work--look upon this aspect of his career as a positive. The media would love to tell you that the governmental dependance type voter (the gimmedats) are in control, but that sea change hasn't taken place YET.

"He is for corporate america/wall street/big business"
No--he is foremost a Constitutional advocate and his five dollar pledge that he asked for from the average joe will end being a huge success vs. Obama's taking of foreign funds during his campaign. This aspect will terrify the MSM. We have the Netanyahu effect fixing to take place. Cruz is the polar opposite of Obama and it will show.

And my favorite--is the fact that there wasn't a teleprompter in sight today--but this will be covertly overlooked by the media. There is a deep dark place where the liberals like Barry go in their thoughts and guys like Cruz terrify them on a realm that middle America actually longs for.

I am not Sam but I love green eggs and ham!
Today especially>>>>>>>>



whisky O said...

News flash: artificial sweetener no longer causes cancer, may help fight it.
Thank you science.

Anonymous said...

BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH Kyle thinks Cruz is Bright, articulate, charismatic!!!!

BAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Yeah, compared to other conservatives, granted, but that guy looks and sounds like a weasel!

Charismatic! BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA

God I love you, Kyle!

wordkyle said...

1217 - "♪♫♪♫♫♪♪"

Anonymous said...

Wurd 11:13 - You place yourself into the group that the real WK describes at 10am. Using hyperbole and lumping all conservatives together with an exceedingly small fraction of the population, you fail. The short answer to the question you posed is: Because that would be a really stupid thing to do. But stupidly banning stuff is deep into the liberal wheelhouse. In addition to that, it appears that you wish to include what real scientists refer to as junk science in coming to your conclusion. There is not much disagreement in the science community that climate change has and is occurring, the debate is to what extent is it affected by humankind's actions. But you knew that, you just choose to ignore it.

Katy @ 9:37 - spot on with your political comment.

BG "Think about that. A government representative does not want to hear views the differ from his own nor answer questions." I completely agree with you on the gravity of that, however, do you have a problem with the practice, or do you just have a problem with the "other side" doing it? Where is your outrage over Obama's attempt to ban certain networks from White House press conferences? What about Hillary being allowed to, on short notice, hold her press conference responding to her email debacle at the UN, which was not compliant with UN protocols. Why did she give her statement at the UN? By doing so, she avoided taking heat for banning reporters who would have asked damaging questions. UN rules prevented those undesirables from attending the press conference.
Again, what that Rep did is crummy. But a Rep cannot prevent a bill that he introduced from being scrutinized during the process. The result of the two examples I gave truly prevent those govt. officials from answering questions. We all should be outraged when that is done, regardless of party affiliation.

RatherBeSailing said...

Hey LL: Missed you at the simulcast of La Boheme Saturday night at ATT Stadium.

NoseALot said...

Katy: You only want half of the depraved college students at you house, right?

Anonymous said...

was there ever any doubt wordkyle would be slobbering all over Ted Cruz's big cheezy announcement?

Anonymous said...

"A government representative does not want to hear views that differ from his own nor answer questions."

Let me take a wild guess... a Republican?

wordkyle said...

127 - "slobbering"? Wanna elaborate there, Butch?

Anonymous said...

@ 1:32
Let me take a wild guess...You are OK with it when a Democrat does it?
As opposed to having and expressing the same objection when any govt. official does it, regardless of party affiliation?

Anonymous said...

@1:54

Butch?

Kyle can't even be a smartass without coming off like a total douche. I bet high school was a real treat for a cool guy like you, huh Kyle.

Anonymous said...

You may be able to write an article better than steve blow but I wonder if steve blow could chase ambulances better than you?...doubtful.

Anonymous said...

@12:05

Blogger whisky O said...

News flash: artificial sweetener no longer causes cancer, may help fight it.
Thank you science.


Not sure what you're referencing, but just in case it's true...

Scientists are always reevaluating and questioning. Always looking for the truth even if that contradicts what they formally thought was true.

You mock this, yet I bet you don't question one single story in the bible, do you?

Anonymous said...

TALK ABOUT A BUTTERFACE.

Anonymous said...

2:21 Just the one with the whale...that one always seemed like a tall tale to me!

Anonymous said...

Wordkyle,

Please stop making sense! You're making people uncomfortable.

wordkyle said...

209 - So what shall I call ya, Skippy? And do you want to support your earlier comment, or just discuss the many names I can come up with for you?

Anonymous said...

LULZ at wordkyle. I'm 1:27 and none of the others. Apparently the "word" is out about you.

As far as elaborating, I think it was abundantly clear. Nudge, nudge, wink, wink. Know what I mean? Say no more. Say. No. More.

Anonymous said...

2:09: Wordkyle just kicked your ass.

Anonymous said...

@ 2:09
Pretty sure every other poster here understood WK's reference. Lighten up and enjoy this daily dose of hilarity.

Anonymous said...

To the liberal childish douche always attacking WK on a regular basis:

When the hell does your welfare run out, such that you must go out and do something productive?

Do you believe you are doing something productive with your Saul Alinsky BS attacks? It does not and will not work. Your tactics are obvious and crass. You make no valid points, and since that is the case, can only name call.

Why not try to do a little research...history, and see why and how this country became the greatest in the world, and why it is going down the drain now.

Educate thyself.

Anonymous said...

6:21: It's not clever if nobody gets the punchline. You are not even close to being in Wordkyle's league. Go play with the idiot Rage.

Anonymous said...

The clowns can never argue with Wordkyle on merit. All they have in their arsenals is name-calling and insults. Pretty pathetic bunch.

Anonymous said...

Funny how all these idiots attack word Kyle yet they won't show their name. Cowards...
DD

Anonymous said...

Funny how all these idiots support wordkyle (spelled correctly, btw) yet they won't show their name. Cowards...

The Real DF DD of LLFTLDQ, Esq. Jr.

Naw, I'm joshin' ya. That's not really my name.

Anonymous said...

7:58

If he posted a valid argument, you'd be surprised at the response.

He can start using links to right wing publications and using words like "may" or "could" to couch his arguments with a broad brush.

Anonymous said...

8:16

You already posted at 7:58

Anonymous said...

Rage is in rare form on here today.

I think M.Y. was here too.

Just observations from an ignorant country religious conservative.

Anonymous said...

I'm a police officer who works on the streets, and have been for a decade and a half. None of the cops that personally know approve of laws impeding citizens from taking photographs of police, or of video recording police.

I will do what I can to contact voters in Jason Villabala's district, to get them to vote him out of office. That man does NONE of us any favors.

Anonymous said...

Was Ted Cruz born in United States?

wordkyle said...

1101 - You'll fined that the vast majority of sources I link to are NOT "conservative sites."

Also, you picked up real heavily on my using the word "may" when describing Hillary Clinton's actions. I used that word because no one -- not even the White House -- knows the extent of her activities using her secret, private server. That "no one knows" factor is the cause for uncertainty. I'm sorry you've had such a bad day.

Anonymous said...

Cruz was born in Canada to an American mother and Cuban father. Parents were not in that country on U.S. government business or military deployment. This seems to fail to meet the Constitutional requirements for president.
What is wordy's take on this?