The Campaign For DA

5.05.2015

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts




  • I just heard an Internet commercial on The Ticket but I only caught the last few seconds, but it was for a church promoting Mother's Day services "because your mom is always bugging you to go to church." I promise I heard, "choose one that doesn't suck" and come visit them. I'm working on getting the name. 
  • Man, I've never heard so much convoluted talk about "Free Speech" in light of the shootings near the Draw A Muhammad Cartoon meeting.  Hey, the cartoon group has the right to meet and do that. And I'd go nuts if the government (in this case Garland ISD) wouldn't let them meet in one of their buildings or tried to censor the content of the meeting. I'd feel the same way if it were a Klan meeting or a Witchcaft meeting. Government has no business controlling the content of speech.  But if you attend any of those functions and suffer retribution from private individuals (being shunned by neighbors or treated differently by your boss or, illegally, physically attacked) that has nothing to do with Free Speech. 
  • This morning ISIS claimed responsibility for the attempted attack. You're a little late on that, fellas.  (And why would you want to take credit for a couple of incompetent terrorists?)
  •  "A man was beaten late Monday as he left a mosque in Richardson, a day after two Muslim gunmen attacked a controversial art exhibit in Garland."  Things seem to be going well. 
  • Interesting story about a homeless guy in Fort Worth who was beloved because of friendliness as he occupied a corner in downtown for years. He died over the weekend. I have a buddy who had posted to Facebook over the last year about the guy's health, visits with him in the hospital, and how assistance could be provided. 
  • Remember Kurt Loder from the early days of MTV? He turns 70 today. 
  • I don't necessarily disagree with those who say the prosecutor in Baltimore overcharged the officers in the Freddie Gray case.  I just take great satisfaction in the law and order types out finally realizing something like that can happen. Now they just need to realize it happens every day. 
  • I'm not particularly interested in the story of the University of South Carolina student who was allegedly caught on tape spraying window cleaner on her roommates' food, but I'm going crazy trying to figure out what movie star she resembles
  • This crowded field seeking to be the Republican Nominee for president is growing and growing. And this is going to be high entertainment. 
  • The American Sniper's wife has begun her book tour. To make money, she is at least being guided correctly: She appeared this morning on Fox and Friends. That will be less contentious than Mayweather/Pacquiao.
  • According to today's Austin American Statesman, DPS was probably less than honest with the legislature regarding the agency's drug interdiction efforts at the border when it successfully lobbied to significantly increase its budget.


58 comments:

Anonymous said...

"I'm not particularly interested in the story of the University of South Carolina student who was allegedly caught on tape spraying window cleaner on her roommates' food, but I'm going crazy trying to figure out what movie star she resembles. "

Kristen Bell in the eyes.

Anonymous said...

kristen bell

Leddy said...

Sarah Michelle Gellar?

Anonymous said...

Amazing how you begrudge folks who profit off of their personal message.

DF Bill Clinton

Anonymous said...

RTG - Barry, I know you are trying to be realistic when you posted the photo of this lovely lady. But we don't come here for RTG reality. Reality comes when we start reading your random thoughts and all start telling you what an idiot you are! Have a nice day.

Anonymous said...

South Carolina girl somewhat resembles Kristen Bell...

Anonymous said...

Yet when my tax dollars go to a painting of Jesus Christ in a puddle of urine the liberals say I'm supposed to sit down and shut up because....well....free speech.

Anonymous said...

In the words of the great Obammy, Happy Cinco de Quatro everyone!

Anonymous said...

College student looks like Kristen Bell.

Anonymous said...

She resembles Kristen Bell.

Anonymous said...

SC girl reminds me of Kristen Bell:

http://www.screenrelish.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/mars-kristen-bell-artist-veronica_212126.jpg

Anonymous said...

1. Who cares if Chris Kyle's wife make money off of his legacy? You wouldn't mind your wife doing it one bit Skippy. (If you had a legacy worth profiting from).

2. Republican field will be high entertainment huh? Why is that? No more entertaining than the corrupt bride of a serially unfaithful ex president or Bernie Sanders.
Dear Gaaawwwddd.

Ernest T said...

Not excusing what the shooters did, but this is kind of like you telling me that a bully on the playground is mean and will hit you. You then go up and continually poke him and call him names attempting to provoke him. When he finally punches you, then you turn around and yell that you told me that he was mean.

This group does have the free speech rights to say whatever they want, whether or not you or I believe in it. But, from reports that I have heard, they did everything that they could to provoke something like this happening, including choosing the location because it had hosted a Muslim even in January.

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't expect Chris Kyle's wife to go on MSNBC and appeal to the lowest common denominator.

Ras Malfoof said...

Hayley King = Kristen Bell? I see the resemblance.

Anonymous said...

RTG is a little on the heavy side for my taste. Always appreciate your efforts though.

Anonymous said...

The college coed who was tampering with her roommates food looks like Veronica Mars herself, Kristen Bell.

Anonymous said...

Kristen Bell, of Veronica Mars fame.

Anonymous said...

Can you imagine the palpitations if there were an event awarding a 10k prize for cartoons ridiculing Jesus Christ?

Wanna bet the majority in attendance were Baptist?

Sadly this woman is making a pretty incredible living peddling hate.

That's America!

Anonymous said...

Kyle's widow is capitalizing on her husbands death.

Now that's love for you. She didn't deserve him.

Anonymous said...

The field for the democratic nominee for president is not so crowded but it is diverse. Two women and one man. All white.

Anonymous said...

The South Carolina student is certainly a precious little snowflake. Future boyfriends should take note of her behavior when she gets angry for reference. Particularly if they raise rabbits.

DF Fatal Attraction

Triple Fake... said...

my first thought was Kristen Bell. Did anybody else think it was Kristen Bell? I'm just saying it looks a bit like Kristen Bell to me

Triple Fake unFashionably Late

Anonymous said...

Talking Republican prospects, Carly Fiorina is a hoot. Didn't think to buy a common website in her name (carlyfiorina.org), so a nemesis bought it and posted some stuff on her disastrous time as H-P CEO. For a tech expert, she was kind of dumb. And her earlier campaign against Barbara Boxer for the California U. S. Senate seat was a train wreck. This presidential run should be entertaining.

DF Bill Gates

Anonymous said...

She looks like Darlie Routier

Sam Brows said...

My initial reaction to the entirety of the Cartoon controversy was a knee-jerk thought concerning a Muslim Cleric (an internet search revealed him to be Mohammed Yousef Qureshi) who, in 2006, in response to a group of Danish cartoonists drawing caricatures of Mohammed, put out a fatwa of one million dollars on the cartoonists (if I say bounty instead of fatwa, when I reference the sum of One Million Dollars, I can see the bearded cleric making a face as he says the sum out loud while biting the nail of his pinky finger). In the light of this particular history, I believe that those accusing the organizer of being a hate monger have kind of got a point. It doesn't make the Islamic response any less wrong, it just means those in attendance didn't make the same choices I would have made...had I been a cartoonist bent on making political statements.

Katy Anders said...

I am allowed to insult your mother.
No one is going to stop me.
However, if I insult your mother, you are probably going to punch me.
When you punch me, that will be a crime.
It should be.
Still, all things considered, no one is going to be very surprised that you did it.

Anonymous said...

Hey pond scum.

No mention of the apparent niggers killing white people?

No mention of the apparent niggers claiming what Fox stated yesterday about another shooting in Baltimore?

Yep, they are apparent niggers and you resemble pond scum.

wordkyle said...

South Carolina girl - My first thought was Tonya Harding.

Incompetent Muslim attackers - Somehow I'm reminded of the Liberal reaction when abortion doctors are killed, or abortion clinics bombed. I don't recall a lot of "blame the victims" discussion.

"the law and order types out finally realizing something like that can happen" - What exactly is the that that you're talking about? At this point, what actually caused the harm to Freddie Gray still seems a bit vague.

Anonymous said...

That news story gave me an idea when I fix supper for the hubby tonight, since he left the toilet seat up AGAIN! A really special supper!

DF Kristen Bell

Anonymous said...

DF Bill Gates, I'll bet Sir Edmund Hillary causes you wet dreams, huh?

Anonymous said...

Mrs American Sniper just about used her fifteen minutes of fame at the academy awards. Profit from your deceased husband much?

Anonymous said...

Tanya Harding.

Rage

Anonymous said...

RE: Cartoons of JC

I've seen plenty of cartoons of JC. But can any cartoon be worse than the millions of images that have been painted and drawn depicting the man being brutalized and actually dying in public?

No cartoon is going to top that.

Anonymous said...

No mention of awesome that traffic cop's aim (and gravitas) was? The peace loving Muslims were carrying assault rifles and wearing body armor, the officer shot them both with his handgun probably saving tens (hundreds?) of lives. This officer is a hero.

Anonymous said...

Did I miss the discussion from the weekend attack of a WHITE NYC policeman by a BLACK man? Statistics are still overwhelming that Whites are attacked more than any other group.

Wurdkyle said...

@10:16 am

Apparent.

You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.
-Inigo Montoya


mzchief said...

Tonya Harding's daughter?

Anonymous said...

Why shouldn't Chris Kyle's wife whore herself out to the media? It's a family tradition and it beats working.

Anonymous said...

RTG: Robert Newhouse's love child?

Anonymous said...

Free speech and religious issues aside, what kind of person would either host or attend an event such as the one at Garland? No different than attending a Klan meeting drawing cartoons of Obama or MLK...I agree with your right to do it but if this is your idea of entertainment, brother you are no different than the folks showing up to kill you.

wordkyle said...

" if this is your idea of entertainment, brother you are no different than the folks showing up to kill you." Do you really believe that, or are you overstating to show your passion?

The Donald said...

12:32 Agreed that most decent people have better pursuits in life than attending events where they can ridicule others.

But seriously, you're equating cartoonists with murderers?

Really?

Anonymous said...

ISIS is in Texas! Told ya!

Anonymous said...

12:24. I see the family resemblance! those thighs!

df tom landry

Anonymous said...

I sure like a Milf....

Anonymous said...

Why did the whole world seem to stand with the French Charlie Hebdo Magazine (who make a living on this same type of controversy) after the attacks happened in France... yet seem to say "thats what you get" when it is an American group doing the same thing?

Anonymous said...

Big departure from the TCDA's office today.

Anonymous said...

@314

Standing ovation!

Anonymous said...

I think that one's all yours, 3:04. Enjoy.

Anonymous said...

Sorry to leave out who the big departure is, reportedly the number 3 guy Miller is quitting according to my friend in the DA's office. Not sure if it has been made official yet.

Anonymous said...

12:53

Are you posting just to see your name in print?

Speaks volumes.

wordkyle said...

417 - Well, I was stating what The Donald said better a few minutes later. Why do you ask?

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 3:48 PM said...

Big departure from the TCDA's office today.


Awesome...can probably hire 2 newbies to take the slackers place.

Keep em comin

Anonymous said...

Wordkyle and the Donald, I equate the two because provoking the extremist element of a religion to then in turn paint the whole of that religion as such to further your own agenda is a sick, demented thing that eventually gets others killed. In that way it is more cowardly.

Charlie Hebdo was purely satire and they poked at everyone; this thing in Garland was something more sinister. I agree that there is a whole ton of crazy in the Islamic world, however I doubt the best way to help them progress is to create events for the sole purpose of demeaning them. Hell, you are basically putting the lives of security and police on the line to prove a point and make money.

Anonymous said...

9:12
Are you insinuating Charlie Hebdo didn't make any money with their magazine?? And they obviously had no problem putting their employees lives on the line for that money. There was an extensive record of past threats and attacks on the offices. And then the whole world stood and applauded them for their courage. They bought t-shirts and donated money. They held rallies. Celebrities sent hashtags.
Tell me why Charlie can "poke fun at everyone" and that is somehow better than 1 organization "poking fun" at 1 religion? Or is it because Muslims are off limits in this country? Why the special treatment for that 1 religion, that in its own scriptures, calls for our destruction!?

wordkyle said...

912 - You already received a good response at 1013. Your point is that we shouldn't "provoke" people who do bad things. Drawing cartoons is not the same as killing. To argue that it is makes you look foolish. Subjects of cartoons have a choice of how to respond. Murder victims don't.

Was having the exhibition unwise? On one level, yes, because Islamic terrorists exist. On a higher level, though, it was a step to prevent those same terrorists from being allowed to dictate what the rest of the world can and can't do. For years they have been chewing up the edge of civilized society bit by bit, reducing the number of things we can do that they won't murder us for. To allow that to continue is both cowardly and foolish. When you promote the "submit to Allah's terrorists" mindset, you are part of that mindset.

Anonymous said...

" I just take great satisfaction in the law and order types out finally realizing something like that can happen. Now they just need to realize it happens every day."

Over 900,000 cops in the US. It does happen. Very, VERY rarely.

My whole career, I've never given a "rough ride," and I never will.