The Campaign For DA

3.04.2015

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts


  • I've been somewhat in the dark about why Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was so intent on speaking before Congress yesterday but I finally figured it out: He's in a heated election set for March 17th and the speech was broadcast in Israel.
  • I had someone pretty politically connected tell me yesterday that if the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down same sex marriage laws that some Texas county clerks might refuse to issue marriage licenses to gays for religious/moral reasons.  That potential had never crossed my mind. I mentioned that it would seem analogous to a Southern governor standing in front of a school house door after segregation laws were struck down.
  • A Fort Worth police officer was arrested for DWI after going out Monday night. (And the Mansfield jail allowed him to exit out the back door to avoid reporters.)
  • Bridgeport's basketball team won last night and gets the great joy of traveling to Lubbock for Friday's game as they continue their playoff run.  It's a story with many multiple angles if the metroplex press would pay attention.  
  • Far right Republicans tried to block the funding of the President's "amnesty by executive order" action by not funding the Department of Homeland Security yesterday. They failed. Almost all Texas Congressmen voted not to fund it but one who did was Wise County's own Kay Granger. We might want to check her birth certificate because she obviously doesn't love America.
  • Some think Speaker John Boehner scheduled the vote on the same day as Netanyahu's speech in order to distract the heat he will take from the Far Right for not strong arming the moderate Republicans into voting no. Not a bad theory.
  • I was stunned to see that in a Wise County Criminal Case I'm handling that the officer, after the arrest, notified the arrestee's employer of her arrest and notified a licensing board of it as well.
  • Someone in my office has Fleetwood Mac tickets for tonights show in Dallas. And an ice storm is threatening not to be a fan of their music.  
  • What happened to all those stories about the U.S. Postal Service being in financial dire straits?
  • My commercial-described-as-a-newstory-theory took a twist yesterday when the Ticket's Hardline spent an entire segment promoting a sport website with nothing but glowing praise and with no snark and no criticism.  Trust me, when Corby Davidson says, "It is so easy to navigate", there's a paid commercial going on. 
  • Ferguson police officer email about President Obama's first term: “what black man holds a steady job for four years.” I told you having one of those .gov emails could get you in trouble. 


81 comments:

wordkyle said...

Why Netanyahu spoke to Congress is good fodder for speculation. What's not hard to figure out is why Obama was so adamant on the Israeli's not being allowed to speak. The administration's pro-Muslim/Arab, anti-Israel position mustn't be disrupted.

What's sort of curious is why other Democrats were so bitterly angry about Netanyahu's speaking. It looked like more than just politics.

Anonymous said...

I had someone pretty politically connected tell me yesterday that if the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down same sex marriage laws that some Texas county clerks might refuse to issue marriage licenses to gays for religious/moral reasons.

I don't think many will do this. The larger counties have already said they'd do it, and the morons in smaller counties that hold that office need the job. Government positions, even elected ones, are careers in small counties, not service. No way that many will risk their paycheck. They'll just spout off a quote or two about rendering unto Caesar--that's the monetary and moral equivalent of confession. With it, they can excuse anything.

I was stunned to see that in a Wise County Criminal Case I'm handling that the officer, after the arrest, notified the arrestee's employer of her arrest and notified a licensing board of it as well.

That's pretty slimey.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Clearly you've been drinking the kool aid again. That speech by Netanyahu couldn't possibly have had anything to do with the backroom deals that Obama and Kerry are making? I've got to say when it comes to believing a politician I'm going with believing more of what Bebe says than Obama, "Mr. Transparent" who hasn't been transparent or honest about anything since he took office.

Anonymous said...

It is great to see people from around Wise County watching the Bulls play. These young men are representing the county well.

Anonymous said...

An official who doesn't fulfill his duties because of his own personal religious beliefs should be removed. Think of the possibilities considering the number of religious beliefs out there

Anonymous said...

You speak of what Benjamin Netanyahu did as if Obama and his cronies would be above something like that.

Anonymous said...

When you stub your toe in Decatur, you can bet your name is going on the black list and expect it to be very hard to keep or find another job in Decatur. Unless, of course, you are well connected with the right people. So it didn't surprise me when you said a cop alerted an employer of an employee's illegal activities.

Triple Fake... said...

the potential disagreement with and response by county clerks in Texas to a same-sex marriage ruling:
you could've just stepped outside and took one quick look down US380 to see that one barreling down the road. There's no need of an insider's special expert opinion

dem bulls:
don't hold your breath waiting for the Metroplex media to show much interest in Bridgeport's run to state. We are not a Metroplex school, even though we comprise part of their reader/viewership (I'm cutting my eyes in your direction Star-Telegram!).
Plus, they regularly brush aside most school coverage below 5A, even if it's in their area

today's RT bevy:
nice smorgasbord

Anonymous said...

Liberalization of our society cannot continue without a revolution. Throughout history it has caused rebellions and the results are not always pleasant. Barry, you and your rump ranger friends are not exempt. You cannot change the world without resistance and the resistance will not be in the courthouse. ISIS threw one of them off of a building yesterday to a cheering crowd.

Anonymous said...

Swear allegiance to the flag
Whatever flag they offer
Never hint at what you really feel
Teach the children quietly
For some day sons and daughters
Will rise up and fight while we stood still

Anonymous said...

What? No comment about this?

A homeless man who was killed by Los Angeles police on Skid Row was living under an assumed name and was wanted for violating probation terms for a bank robbery conviction

Anonymous said...

@8:53

Democrats were so bitterly angry

Bahahahaha! Good one Kyle. Nice try. Say what you will about either party, but we all know which side is bitterly angry.

I await you retarded, pitiful response. Wait, no I don't. I don't care.

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

Agreed 9:04am... it was great to see the huge turnout last night at the game. Lot's of WC was represented. It reminds me of the Decatur Girls Volleyball teams; lots of county wide support as well.

Continue the run, Bulls.

Anonymous said...

There were a lot of Decatur people at the Bulls game last night, all on the Kennedale side. It was pretty full so that's probably reasonable. However, they honestly all looked irritated that the Bulls won and there was no evidence that they were there to support their county's team. I think it's killing the Decatur fans to see the Bulls have this success, you know, because "they're not really Bridgeport kids". I'll be curious to see and hear the Decatur dialogue as this progresses. On the other hand, I was really hoping Decatur would get to Regionals. If nothing else, it would mean one less team for the Bulls to worry about :)

Anonymous said...

Speaking of the Bulls, if you didn't make out to last nights game, you missed a fantastic game from both teams. Bridgeport will be the favorite in Lubbock, but there should be some great basketball. Maybe Bridgeport can avenge Decatur's nemesis for the past 25 years...Abilene Wylie...should they get past Estacado.

Anonymous said...

Our ally Netanyahu not met by Obama. Obama had no problem bowing down (literally) to King Abdulla of Saudi Arabia

Anonymous said...

Wordkyle: Is there a difference to you between Obama not meeting with Netanyahu, and Obama trying to keep him from speaking?

wordkyle said...

920 - Thanks for your, er, "thoughts."

943 - What is your real question? Don't blunder around, if you have something to say just spit it out.

Anonymous said...

Israel has been warning about nukes in Iran for over 20 years. Diplomacy has so far prevented it thru sanctions. Meanwhile, Israel has been the biggest recipient of foreign aid and military support from the U.S.A. Israel has many nuke weapons and the means to deliver them. It has been and continues to be in their military and economic self interest to promote Iran/Muslims as boogie men to keep the U.S. aid coming.

Anonymous said...

The Bulls are playing the best basketball that's ever been played in this county. Anyone that enjoys the game is missing out by not following this team. I am from Decatur and was at the game last night. I wasn't showing visible emotion/reaction/cheering, but was certainly pulling for the Bulls. This team is for real. They have some of the most skilled and toughest players I've seen in a long time. Get on board and enjoy the run!

Anonymous said...

Will Bridgeport Bull Coach get a raise to $70,000 a year plus? That's what the Decatur head basketball coach gets paid and teaches maybe one PE class.

Anonymous said...

9:35
You are wrong, I think Decatur, well some of them, are happy for the Bulls. If your hometown cant be in the game, why not support the team from the county that is?

Anonymous said...

@9:47. HAMAS rocket attacks don't constitute the boogie man's existence?

I encourage everyone to read Churchill's "The Gathering Storm"

Katy Anders said...

The marriage license thing (which is actually happening in one Alabama county right now) is more analogous to the public pools after integration.

It's "Oh yeah? If I have to treat everyone the same, then NO ONE is going to be able to do it! How ya like dem apples, boy?"

Katy Anders said...

I bet this is the first time you've ever had Mike and the Mechanics quoted in your comments section.

Nice, 9:17.

Sam Brows said...

9:47 You're funny. You really think the only reason Iran hasn't gotten a nuc over the course of the past 20 years is all talk and sanctions? Bill Cosby has never been THAT delusional. On more than one occasion Iran was close enough for Israel to send operatives and assets into the country on clandestine missions for the express purpose of turning back the hands on that clock. Further, it is reasonably well documented that our own country felt compelled, on at least one occasion, to act by hacking the Iranian nuclear program and installing malware on all relevant computers, setting the development of a potential nuclear weapon back by as much as five years. If it is in the best interests of Israel to cast Iranians and muslims in general as "boogie men" that is because the actions of that country and a very real and active contingent of that religious organization are, in fact, the stuff of nightmares. Sleep well.

Anonymous said...

I check the comments section of this blog about 3 times a year.

This Wordkyle guy, does he think commenting an Barry's thoughts is his job or something? He's always here!

Anonymous said...

Wordkyle:

I would have thought the question was clear. My understanding was that Obama did not try to prevent Netanyahu from speaking. He simply would not meet with him.

So, to you, is "not meeting with" the same thing as "adamant that they not be allowed to speak", which you claimed in your 8:53 post?

Thanks

Anonymous said...

I gotta tell you, man, if we've been doing what Israel wants all these years, and there is still so much war in the middle east that Americans keep dying over, don't you think it's time we stop doing what Israel wants?

I mean, if you think everyone in the world is an asshole, it's probably not everyone else, it's you that's the asshole.

This is a good lesson for Wordy, too.

Anonymous said...

10:07
VERY WELL SAID!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Barry, After your commercial-described-as-a-newstory comments yesterday, I thought the same thing when Corby started discussing that website.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if that cop would be as quick to notify the licensing board if the person was another cop? They get awfully tight lipped when a comrade officer stumbles.

BTW, what happened to the cop v cop shooting in Montague County? That got awfully quiet awfully fast.

Anonymous said...

Stop picking on Wordkyle. Nobody will read his blog and he gets lonely sitting in that room all by himself. He has to have some contact with the outside world.

Anonymous said...

"I await you retarded, pitiful response."

While you're waiting, you might want to check your spelling.

I pity the fool.

CT said...

GO BULLS!!!!!

Anonymous said...

"It has been and continues to be in their [Israel's] military and economic self interest to promote Iran/Muslims as boogie men to keep the U.S. aid coming."

If by self interest you mean survival because Iran, and others, repeatedly call for it's destruction, you're absolutely correct. It's not as though Iran has a border skirmish with Israel, with it's closest territory some several hundred miles away.

Bibi is correct to bring attention to this issue when the world's [still] recognized superpower has an Iran-sympathizing Rasputin advising its Czar.

Anonymous said...

High School Basketball is Turrible.

DF Charles Barkley

Anonymous said...

If you think Netanyahu helped himself politically in Israel with the noted speech, you aren't very savy about politics.

Anonymous said...

Kay Granger obviously isn't very cerebral. Perhaps she is a liberal.

Anonymous said...

There will always be fools like 9:47.

Anonymous said...

Of course what would Bibi think if O showed up the next two weeks and campaigned obliqly for his opponent (as Bibi did for Romney)?

It is time to quit giving Israel a walk. They need to behave like all other countries.

They might even stand on their own instead of sucking on the hind teat of America.

The US House wanted to poke Obama. Bibi needs help in a close election. That's all it was, two opportunist helping one another.

Notice Bibi didn't propose an alternative because that alternative is US boots on the groud in Iraq.

By the way, Bibi is the third Israli PM to be charged with corruption. Three in a row!

Anonymous said...

I am a Baptist and understand what the Bible says about gays.

I know what it also says about adultry and fornication (sleeping around for those too young to have heard that word)

While here on earth we might do well to love one another, treat one another equally, and respect one another's lifestyle......and let God do his thing come judgement day.

Hetros ruined marriage years ago as a concepttradition. Few bother today.But it is horrendous when a gay partner dies and there is no legal standing for the other partner.

As every comic has put it, "let them as miserable as we are.:

Anonymous said...

Don't know how many of the Bulls were recuited, but the Eagles are the last school on earth to be throwing stones.

wordkyle said...

1139 - You're right that I do sit in a room by myself. I'm not sure why you concern yourself with that.

1053 - Israel is a sovereign nation, the only stable democracy in the middle east. It's also been America's most reliable ally for decades. They don't want to be annihilated, which is the stated purpose of their neighbors.

1052 - The premise of your question was wrong. Obama's refusal to meet with Netanyahu was part of the pressure to keep him from speaking, not a separate item. Obama used every type of pressure on Netanyahu not to speak that he had available. He didn't have the power to forbid it, but he put intense pressure on Republicans to withdraw their invitation. So "adamant" is an appropriate term.

Anonymous said...

Close to 700 koalas killed by authorities in Australia because of overpopulation

Anonymous said...

12:57 - Israel was planning an air strike against Iran and Obama threatened to shoot down their planes as the crossed Iraq air space. Is that what you were referring to?

Anonymous said...

without revealing too much about your client - would your client have an obligation to notify their employer about the arrest?

I deal with licensing authorities for pharmacy employees and when they are arrested for drug charges the license is supposed to be reviewed. but sometimes those pharmacy techs just forget to mention their arrest for selling pills on the illegal market.

Anonymous said...

"1053 - Israel is a sovereign nation, the only stable democracy in the middle east. It's also been America's most reliable ally for decades."

No. America has been Israel's most valuable ally, but not vice versa. Not even close. They are just our welfare baby, who we're too afraid to stop giving money to because people will say we're racists. We could stop giving money to any African country and you wouldn't hear a peep, though.

Israel stole nuclear secrets and nuclear material from us, and has sold our secrets to countries like China. They are not our friends. They are only interested in themselves.

We could accomplish more in that region if we stopped being their slack. We have bases in almost every Muslim country in the world. We don't need Israel for anything.

Anonymous said...

"The premise of your question was wrong. Obama's refusal to meet with Netanyahu was part of the pressure to keep him from speaking, not a separate item."

This is pure speculation on your part. Not once did I hear him say anything to indicate anything other than that he would not meet with him or attend the speech.

Anonymous said...

Western leftist have always denied the existence of evil until the last possible second. Their contempt for and rewriting of the past make it nearly impossible for them to predict future events.

Anonymous said...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6EREyUmQQg
Have you seen this lol
Decatur ISD snow Plan Fail

Anonymous said...

Thanks, 1:24. Please keep us updated on further developments.

wordkyle said...

134 - If your contention is that Obama's influence is limited to the words that come out of his mouth in public, I don't' have a response. There is no response to that kind of blindness. His actions and those of his surrogates to prevent Netanyahu's speech were the subject of hundreds of news stories.

133 - Why did you quote me correctly, then answer by using a completely different word. I have no doubt that America is Israel's most valuable (your word) ally. But Israel has been a reliable (my word) ally in places such as UN votes, middle east fighting, etc. This helps maintain whatever influence the US has in the middle east. So the alliance is not completely one-sided.

Anonymous said...

We don't care about stable democracies. We care about access to airfields and ports. We have that in 100 places better suited to our needs than Israel. WE no longer need them to test our weapons, either, since we're in a state of perpetual war and can test our own.

Anonymous said...

Netanyahu is the worst of the worst and will likely be charged with war crimes just like Bush and Cheney. The people will turn against him and he will loose the election.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/george-w-bush-banned-venezuela-5265486

Anonymous said...

I'm saying that "I think it's improper" is not the same thing as "I want it to stop". Show me one of those stories that indicates Obama actively tried to stop the speech.

He simply did not.

Although it's interesting that you now think Obama's words now somehow have influence. Usually you decry him as completely impotent where influence in world matters is concerned.

But then again, consistency has never been your forte.

Anonymous said...

Wait. US's influence in the Middle East is because of its alliance with Israel?

Well I guess we can bring all those troops and aircraft carriers back home now.

That is one of the dumbest things I've ever heard. If we're exercising some sort of influence in the ME outside of military force I can't tell. That place is in worse shape now than it has ever been. And Israel has offered no solutions on how to change it.

Anonymous said...

@1:35
As a leftist I understand evil very well. Among the many examples are torture of prisoners, failure to provide food and medical care for those in need, etc.

Anonymous said...

Who knew the anti-semites could rival the bigots of other races/ethnicities on LL? I am impressed.

DF Pastor Fred Phelps

Stay hard Fred.

Anonymous said...

So long Kay Grainger. Don't let the door hit ya where the good Lord split ya.

Anonymous said...

What happened to the Postal Service? Hey Skippy, Obammy has printing presses. Ever wonder how he's run up the debt to 17 trillion?

Anonymous said...

Netanyahu had to come before the US congress to get on TV in Israel? Skippy, are you high?

Anonymous said...

The Bridgeport PD are extremely slimy. A few months ago I met a guy that was drinking a six-pack in his truck on his own land where he was building his own house. He said a SWAT team jump the fence pulled him out of his truck and forced him to the ground at rifle point. $10,000 in attorney fees to fight for his rights.

Anonymous said...

3:48 Anti-Netanyahu not anti-Semite.

Anonymous said...

I am surprised that a Bridgeport swat team could climb a fence in the first place.

Anonymous said...

I'm scratching my head wondering how he's kept his job for 6 years.

Anonymous said...

Wise County corrupt?

Have you'll noticed the high numbers of BAC >=.15? I suspect some of the DPS Certified breath analyzer indivivals are corrupt. An "extreme dwi" brings in more money.

Anonymous said...

Ref Netanyahu, "He's in a heated election set for March 17th..."

He's a better date to research: Look up the deadline date for the P5+1 negotiations with Iran.

Maybe that date has more to due with the timing of his speach than the political theory.

Stay Classy

Anonymous said...

Hey Skippy, Obammy has printing presses. Ever wonder how he's run up the debt to 17 trillion?-3:59 PM

If you refer to your handy dandy pocket Constitution you will see where Congress controls funding. Obama can't run up squat without Congressional approval.

DF Jefferson Smith

Anonymous said...

On a lighter note, them RTG's are all looking rather sharp!

wordkyle said...

324 - Your comments are all over the place. In my previous comment, I made the point that Obama's surrogates went to a lot of trouble to prevent Netanyahu's speech. Pressure was put on Republicans, on the Israeli public, and on Netanyahu himself. That's what the news stories were all about.

I'm not sure what you're talking about with "Obama's words" and "world leaders." The influence I meant was with the Democrat spitbucket-carriers who are happy to do his dirty work for him.

Anonymous said...

The USPS is getting money to do part of the job of UPS. If you live in the country (outside the city limits) UPS just drops your package off at the post office, and lets you go pick it up.

Anonymous said...

Please note: Israel has for decades received more US foreign aid than any other country. What has that bought us? And recall Netanyahu was big promoter of the Iraq war. He said getting rid of Saddam would promote peace in the region. How'd that work out? In two weeks he may still lose election in spite of his grandstanding in our congress. Israel is not nearly as enthralled with him as some Americans.


Anonymous said...

4:45:

Yeah, because Barry doesn't challenge the Intoxylizer results every time, and make the technical director prove up the validity. Oh wait: he does.

Also, the vast majority of DWIs these days are using blood to check the BAC. If you're not happy with the results that DSP Crime lab came up with, you're welcome to have your own lab test the blood. But that generally doesn't happen, because the blood test is golden. But knock yourself out.

Finally? How in the holy hell is there a profit motive for a DPS officicial to tweak the Intoxilyzer machine so that it's skewing its results high? Explain that one to me, Sparky.

Anonymous said...

6:05 You scratch my back, I'll scratch yours.

Anonymous said...

Who's Skippy and Sparky?

Anonymous said...

Great joy of traveling to Lubbock? Skippy, are you high?

Anonymous said...

Yeah!

Senate Republicans fall short of two-thirds majority needed to rebuff president's veto after Democrats hold the line.

I wonder why?

The U.S. has so much crude that it is running out of places to put it, and that could drive oil and gasoline prices even lower in the coming months.

Anonymous said...

Right 8:20-----

That's probably why our $1.79 gas from last month is now back at $2.29 today.

You might not be Edward Jones

Anonymous said...

3:27 PM

Sorry, Israel has offered several solutions, but for the last 6 years, this administration has ignored them.

Now, in an urgent attempt to stop future genocide, not unlike Nazi Germany, Israel has appealed to the American people since Obama has discredited his appeal.

Move your family to Israel and see just how safe and secure you feel. But don't worry, the activism is moving here quickly.

Anonymous said...

Bridgeport has a SWAT team?