The Campaign For DA

3.26.2015

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts



  • News this morning that constitutes a "Wow!": That Germanwings Flight 9525 which went down this week killing 150 appears to have been intentionally crashed by the co-pilot. 
  • Flipped over to Mark Davis after the news broke and he first speculated it was part of a "Jihad". Good grief. 
  • It still amazes me how a jetliner which hits the ground can cause the bodies on board to just disintegrate
  • Did you hear the crazy rant of the Duck Dynasty guy at a prayer breakfast? In addition to coming up with a hypothetical which seems borderline psychotic, he also believes being an atheist means a person has no sense of right or wrong. He probably just caused that horrible show to be cancelled. Or, sadly, its ratings to increase. 
  • WBAP's Hal Jay heard that rant this morning, found the comments objectionable, but said, "I understand what he was trying to say." Really? You do? 
  • At 6:00 p.m. yesterday, there were six females in our house. And me. 
  • Sports: (1) Jerry Jones does not look well. (2) Heard a clip of Roger Goodell on The Ticket discussing the Cowboys signing of Greg Hardy and he had incredible Shake Voice. I wonder if he's getting a bad vibe about his job situation at the owners' meeting in Arizona. (3) TCU announced they will play Stanford in 2027. (4) The NFL will change the extra point rule in some way this year -- it is still to be determined. Unlike baseball, the NFL will trick up the game. 
  • Tarrant County DA Sharen Wilson tweeted this morning that she was happy to speak at a meeting of the Boiling Point Tea Party. Who? That got me interested. I went to the group's website which has a mission statement that begins with: "Our intention is to support those elected officials who represent our conservative goals for this country. They are: -protect our constitution - no Sharia Law-".  Good lord. And I love the picture in her tweet. The crowd is, as expected, older and white as well as presumably pissed off because of the "Boiling Point" name. And there's a picture of John Wayne in the background. I feel like I've just looked at a Far Side cartoon. 
  • The Junior In The House missed some deadline at school, Mrs. LL expressed her frustration at her, and the Junior basically replied with, "It's in the past. Nothing can be done to change it. We just need to move on."  I had to suppress my smile for her Dr. Phil type defense. 
  • I went into an Apple Store this weekend. I almost felt like I was entering the future. And I felt like I didn't belong there.
  • I watched the Highland Park/OU kid's press conference complete with people who just happen to be African American in the background.  I don't know if his apology was sincere, but I do know he realizes how society can crush you.  I actually feel bad for the kid. 



45 comments:

Anonymous said...

Was the picture used in the DA's tweet taken with a potato? It looks like it was taken, printed on a dot matrix printer, then scanned back in. Weird.

Andrew Kuppinger said...

We no longer have to worry about aircraft malfunctioning, just suicidal pilots.

Anonymous said...

African Americans can be of any race or color skin, by the way. Africa is a place that is a native home to people of all colors and races.

Anonymous said...

BG, you need to back WAY OFF of all your judgmental statements of people. You were taught better, I know!

Anonymous said...

I need to write a parody song in honor of Barry. It will be like one of Corby Davidson's multitude of ditties.

Should I call it Barry The Wise County Clown or Sharen's Clown?

Sharen Wilson's clowning of little Barry is most certainly one for the ages. Barry is still whining after all these years. Wowzers.

Anonymous said...

Phil Robertson is an absolute nutcase!!!

wordkyle said...

Regarding the Tea Party group's reference to sharia law -- Counselor, that's more your wheelhouse than any of ours. Are there any cases where a U.S. judge has cited sharia law over constitutional law? There's lots of google hits, of course, but what do your professional legal resources say?

John said...

And Texas A&M announced it will play Colorado in 2020 and 2021.

Anonymous said...

How is it that the Germans report findings on Wednesday after a crash on Saturday. If that would have happened in Colorado we would not have heard anything definitive from the NTSB for six weeks.

Anonymous said...

After Mom implements consequences to make sure the behavior doesn't repeat, moving on is appropriate.

Triple Fake... said...

"African Americans can be of any race or color skin"

Yep.
Oddly, in our attempt to neutralize the pejorative description of certain people, we've actually made it more difficult to identify all the people from one huge continent.
African-American is nominally used to describe one who has black skin (and they are the majority). But how do you differentiate between them and white people from South Africa and elsewhere on the continent? And there are Arabic people in North Africa who are not black.
We get that most black people living in this country have origins that trace back to somewhere in Africa. But most black people living in this country aren't actually from somewhere in Africa - they were born here

Katy Anders said...

The irony of the far far far right fearmongering over Shariah law is that non-Muslims are not governed by Shariah law even in those places where there IS Shariah law.

Traditionally, non-Muslims in countries like Saudi Arabia were taxed slightly higher than other people so that the government could maintain non-Shariah courts for them.

Obviously, I'm no fan of Islam nor theocracies, but it's important for people to at least understand what they're talking about.

Anonymous said...

I am amazed how some so-called Christians have the Jesus Hates You mentality, when it really should be Jesus Loves You. Big difference in how you live and interact with those around you.

DF Pope of Pizza

Anonymous said...

Sharia Law. Your comment is Good Lord? What is that? Can you elaborate? I doubt that you think that allowing Sharia Law is a good thing. Do you just think it sounds discriminatory? Sharia Law would be against our constitution. But as we have seen, you liberals believe that the constitution should be a "living" document. Next thing we know, Sharia Law will be up for discussion. Mark it down.

Anonymous said...

The crowd is, as expected, older and white.
BG - I have gone back in my memory of your posts for the last few years. I don't seem to recall you ever commenting about how black a person acts. Or something about an old black guy. Or "the crowd is, as expected, old and black".
You are part of the problem. You stir up racism where it does not exist. I don't know anyone with more white guilt than yourself.

Anonymous said...

OU fiasco, your comment is exactly why I would've never gave in & done it. You guys have that young man by the short hairs & will never let go of them.

Katy Anders said...

Triple Fake: African-American, as commonly used, is a racial designation, not a geographic designation. This is why Teresa Heinz-Kerry looked so silly when she called herself an African-American in 2004.

The most absurd use of the term I ever used was when a Houston mayor (about 10 years ago) made a trip to Africa on some trade mission thing and later referred to the people he met there as "African-Americans." Of course, they were just Africans.

Sam Brows said...

Pope - I don't know any real Christians who profess to tell anyone, through word or deed, that Jesus hates them.

As for the airliner crash, I wonder what odds The Mirage would give me on collecting a 70% or better return of any answer involving either the word Muslim or Terrorist if I posed the following question to 100 people: In the event that you hear a passenger jet has crashed, killing all on board, what is your first thought?

Wurdkyle said...

Athiests don't know right from wrong, huh?

I guess that's why Athiests make up approximately 0.07% of the prison population in America.

Even though I am not religeous myself, I'm glad we have it. If the dumber people of this country need a promise of fluffy clouds and harps, or the threat of burning in hell, to behave, I'm all for it!

I treat people right because life on this planet is all we got, brutha!

Religeous people think Athiests have nothing to live for. Quite the contrary.

We have nothing to DIE for.

Anonymous said...

start describing people by their character instead of their color....you will be far less confused and far less confusing.

Anonymous said...

"At 6:00 p.m. yesterday, there were six females in our house. And me."

My math may not be great, but don't that make seven females?

Anonymous said...

For someone who has stated repeatedly that he doesn't see "color" you sure seem to point out "color" quite often!

Anonymous said...

I just wonder when a black person will apologize to the public when he acts racist? And we can have 20 white guys standing around him. Oh wait.... that will never happen.

DD

Anonymous said...

How is it that the Germans report findings on Wednesday after a crash on Saturday.

Vee haff our vays...

- DF Col. Klink

Anonymous said...

Why do people believe or expect Phil Robertson to be some kind of philosophical savant?

He is just a plain ole over-opinionated bloke just like the rest of EVERYONE that visits and comments on this blog sight!!!



Triple Fake... said...

the most absurd use I ever heard was when a US newscaster called a black British man an "African-American".
It was also a bit used on SNL when native South African Charlize Theron hosted. Tracy Morgan tried to buddy up to her (and possibly get her pregnant!) by noting their common heritage

"...as commonly used, is a racial designation, not a geographic designation."
That's my point. It's used - incorrectly - as a racial descriptor to avoid use of some other racial descriptor. It's PC BS.
Nobody would point out a Caucasian among a group of black guys by saying "The European-American fellow there."
(They would probably just say "the ref")
~rimshot~ BOOM!

Anonymous said...

10:22 AM -- right on!

Anonymous said...

It was also reported that the German flight lost altitude before it crashed.

Anonymous said...

Many atheist don't realize that they have judeo/Christian values.

Anonymous said...

Hey Barry, are you intentionally mis-characterizing Mark Davis' comments?

Anonymous said...

Where's the "If it ain't Boeing, I ain't going" crowd today? Crow hard to swallow?

Anonymous said...

And 10:57 for the win!!!

Anonymous said...

I agree with 11:27. If you are looking to the Robertson clan for anything other than advice on hunting and fishing, you might be a redneck.

Anonymous said...

Praise Obama Praise Allah Sharia Law Rules!

Anonymous said...

The girl on the right looks like she was originally topless and someone grabbed a marker and drew a black box over her thingies.

Anonymous said...

WBAP's Hal Jay heard that rant this morning, found the comments objectionable, but said, "I understand what he was trying to say." Really? You do?

You realize that many think that Christianity is the source of morality, right? How long have you been on this blog, after all?


At 6:00 p.m. yesterday, there were six females in our house. And me.

Thanks for the clarification.

Rage

Anonymous said...

At 6:00 p.m. yesterday, there six females in our house. And me, Bruce Jenner. Soon to be seven females.

Anonymous said...


...Was this another case of electromagnetic pulse interfering with the electronics on the plane? The public will never learn the truth, as in all such cases electromagnetic interference is dismissed, the profits and jobs involved in the airline industry taking precedence of the truth. This will result in any case as the public gets leery of air travel, insurance costs rise, and airline companies go out of business. Meanwhile, a mechanical problem or pilot error will be blamed.
--Zetatalk

http://poleshift.ning.com/forum/topics/zetatalk-chat-for-march-28-2015

Anonymous said...

Black box memory card stolen from crash site of Germanwings jetliner? Plausible cover-up theories now taking shape.

by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
http://www.naturalnews.com

Anonymous said...

9:58 AM


After Mom implements consequences to make sure the behavior doesn't repeat, moving on is appropriate.

Ya, it appears ole step dad is not engaged. Great job Barry

Bear said...

Wurd!!

When do you start showing that you treat people "right"? All I hear from you is constant belly aching about WK.

Anonymous said...

6 females but just one little pussy

Anonymous said...

Many atheist don't realize that they have judeo/Christian values.

Many Christians don't realise they have no Judeo/Christian values, but like to expound that they do.

Anonymous said...

We predicted on the day this accident occurred that the public would not be told the truth. Airline profits rule, so once again the favored excuse is to blame the pilot. Has the public been allowed to hear the cockpit voice recorder? This will not be allowed, or only after it has been altered to fit the circumstances. What is missing at present is the door access BUZZER. Normal exit and entry are via an intercom identification after a single keypad button is pushed. In an emergency a code can be typed into the keypad. It is true that the cockpit can block entry by pressing the lock button continuously. BUT during all or any of this, a buzzer is loudly sounding. Was this buzzer mentioned by the press?

If scraping chairs and a shutting door and steady breathing can be heard, where is the buzzer? The press has made much of the co-pilot breathing “steadily”, proof that he is alive and the crash deliberate. Anyone conscious and seeing a crash into a mountain side looming will NOT be calm. This is an involuntary response. He would be screaming, and rapidly breathing. The co-pilot was unconscious from lack of oxygen, as the compressors had shut down. Oxygen deprivation first involves confusion and sleepiness, then becoming unconscious, so unless alerted that the oxygen level is dropping, the co-pilot was unaware this was happening to him. How often do carbon monoxide deaths occur where the family is taken unaware? Why was the cabin oxygenated but the cockpit not? The cabin is a larger space, with more reserves in the ducts.

What about the deliberate descent? Would not the co-pilot fall on the pedestal controls while falling unconscious? Electromagnetic pulse destroys electronics selectively, some devastated, some damaged, and others able to function. What is clear is that radio communications from the ground can be heard on the recording but communication from the plane was utterly absent. Alarms just ahead of the crash can be heard but no door buzzer sounds. Door pounding and shouts from the pilot can be heard on the recording, but no intercom. And the recording itself proceeds until the crash, but the keypad control of the door lock and the keypad buzzer are missing.
--Zetatalk

http://poleshift.ning.com/forum/topics/zetatalk-chat-for-march-28-2015?commentId=3863141%3AComment%3A996020

Anonymous said...

Dayum! Dat RTG!