The Campaign For DA

5.26.2015

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts



  • Obligatory weather observation: Stop Raining!!!!
  • Shocking story in Wimberley: Eight people are missing after the cabin they were staying in was swept up by flood waters. (And the news coverage of this event has been horrible -- which is what you get when no one works on Memorial Day).
  • A crazy picture from the flooding on I-45 in Houston this morning taken by a former Wise County resident. (I don't say "must see" very often but this is "must see".)
  • Lake Bridgeport is 0.40 feet low this morning.  Low? I think the body of water is now just toying with us.
  • Mrs. LL accidentally washed her car keys which, mysteriously, caused her Gangsta Mobile to periodically begin honking its horn the other night. As we stared at the car going crazy in the garage, I told The Kids In The House that  "we have a real live Christine going on here." I received blank stares.
  • I saw some friends in the hardware store yesterday as I once again made a trip to conquer my softball backstop project.  The gal gave me a hug and it was about an hour later when I realized that I had jogged that morning, jacked around in the back yard in the humidity, had covered myself with bug spray, and hadn't showered.  
  • And the backstop project is now beyond ridiculous. I now have PVC pipe within PVC pipe raised telescopically with net being raised with cords (like you see at a college extra point.) But it's pretty impressive if I don't say so myself. But I need strong yet light netting. Help me!
  • President Obama's Memorial Day Address yesterday: “Today is the first Memorial Day in 14 years that the United States is not engaged in a major ground war.”  Thank you.
  • Josh Hamilton joined the Rangers this weekend. I still think he's dumb as a box of rocks but why does he no longer mention God when that was all he could talk about three years ago?
  • Harry Shearer made news the other day when it was announced that the multi-character voice man for The Simpsons would not be returning to the series. Because of that news I stumbled upon his project where he recreates the Nixon Tapes word for word and cadence for cadence. 
  • Back in the 1990s when I had my lake house, I took my boat out one evening even though the lake was closed because of flooding. But that was back in the day when a Game Warden wouldn't stop you you within 50' to do a "safety check". (Before you guys jump me, I was up in the remote north end and went very slowly so as to create very little wake). 
  • I watched most of 12 Angry Men late the other night. It's still great, but it finally dawned on me that "reasonable doubt" was hardly discussed at all. They kept using the word "innocent". 


47 comments:

Ernest T said...

President Obama's Memorial Day Address yesterday: “Today is the first Memorial Day in 14 years that the United States is not engaged in a major ground war.” Thank you.

Thought that would get you all excited. Never mind the fact that ISIS is taking over the country and every bit of gain that we got is now gone. There are many brave American soldiers that gave their lives for that, and now their lives mean nothing.

Obama was more concerned with being able to say that we are out of the country to have something for his Administration to brag about.

Anonymous said...

When the HOA hears about your backstop, you're going to need a lawyer.

Anonymous said...

Bird netting from Home Depot,lowes.

Anonymous said...

Evidently, as far as BG and Barack Obama are concerned, the best defense is NOT a good offense.

Why is is that BG and the other liberals are so concerned with being pro-active in advance on liberal causes like pre-K, non-stop unemployment benefits, and unconditional welfare assistance but don't have any common sense when it comes to stopping a deadly terrorist threat to America?

Anonymous said...

Thank you to who? Congress?

Anonymous said...

Josh Hamilton stopped talking about God because he knows God no longer pays any attention to him.

Anonymous said...

#STOP RAINING, #SEND OUR GIRLS HOME, #BLACK LIVES MATTER

janneba said...

Sporting goods will have netting for different things like for fishing nets and stuff you could probably use.

Anonymous said...

That RTG pic is HOT!!!

So hot that I bet even some of the otherwise straight ladies out there are feeling a bit excited.

I'm saving that sucker on my cell phone!

Anonymous said...

West Coast Netting.

Anonymous said...

Lake Bridgeport will top out(over the spillway) at 8 p.m. unless we get more rain this afternoon. Water pushed over the spillway by wave action does not count

Anonymous said...

Agree..bird netting

wordkyle said...

“Today is the first Memorial Day in 14 years that the United States is not engaged in a major ground war.” - Somebody tell the American soldiers fighting ISIS.

Accepting everything Obama says as gospel, when the reality is so clearly something different, is such following-my-messiah behavior that I have trouble believing you're sincere with that statement. The problem is that the attitude is so common among Liberals -- blindly ignoring the truth simply because Obama told you something different -- that the reader can't really be sure. (The Obama administration gets caught by surprise so often when it comes to foreign developments that it could reasonably be argued that Obama just doesn't know about Americans fighting a war.)

Anonymous said...

Obama can kiss this veternan's behind. I seem to recall that you supported Bill Clinton's actions in Bosnia to stop genocide.

Anonymous said...

Baltimore police have finally started acting civil. Only 26 shot and 6 dead this weekend. Told you so. Where are the signs "Black Lives Matter".

Anonymous said...

Barry's stage 1 thinking on regards to the war on terror is breathtaking.

Anonymous said...

If you "don't" say so yourself?

I believe you actually just said so; which would qualify this for the usual version: "If I do say so myself."

You may be a sports genius, Barry; but your garbling of American colloquialisms is more a matter of 'mystery' than 'mastery'.

Anonymous said...

Houston flooding can be very impressive. Remember the Allen Parkway flood several years back?

DF Judge Roy Hofheinz

Anonymous said...

If Obunghole got up and said that the sun was going to start rising Westward tomorrow--then guys like Barry would fall over themselves to adjust their clocks and their schedules.

Anonymous said...

Look into a mesquito netting or rain fly in the camping equipment at Academy. One real advantage is that these nettings already have loops on them to use to tie them up.

Anonymous said...

"United States is not engaged in a major ground war. Thank you."

What about the major ground war on the streets of the United States?
Chicago = 12 dead and 43 injured. Baltimore = 9 dead and 29 injured. All over this past weekend! Wow! What an idiot. That's as bad as Bush's "Mission Accomplished" debacle.

Anonymous said...

If the builders of new homes, roads, etc. don't watch what they are doing....we all are going down a river or in a sink hole. The flood at Wimberley should not have happened...or at least it should have been seen that the cabins could be uprooted by water crashing down on it.

Anonymous said...


www.cascadenets.com

From an Ex-softball Dad that used to have a house full of pitchers. Buy a good net that will last through her high school career. Chasing balls wastes pitching time.

Anonymous said...

They say the big war is coming soon, Barry. Ukraine? I wouldn't parrot anything President Obama says about the state of peace in the world or the US. It makes you look out of touch.

Anonymous said...

Just got this from family in Austin:

"The flooding down here is crazy. Over 400 homes were destroyed in San Marcos/ Wimberly. Greg Abbot is being a bad ass taking care of everything.. I want him to run for president. HEB is bringing in lunch and dinner to Hays County for the Next two days.. and Providing Free clean up supplies to everyone in Hays along with volunteers.. pretty awesome what they are donating"

Anonymous said...

What happened to the orange fencing idea?

Anonymous said...

" Eight people are missing after the cabin they were staying in was swept up by flood waters. (And the news coverage of this event has been horrible -- which is what you get when no one works on Memorial Day)."

I found the news coverage on the 12 missing people was almost non-existent. However, one national news outlet did devote time to running a story on the Boston Bombing victims.

Anonymous said...


Obama is responsible for this country not being at war? That's like saying George Bush is somehow responsible if the Rangers win a game.....You Libs.- should worry about the whales or trees or the mating of frogs someplace. Leave the war crap and credit to the war monger repubs.
They need a complete idiot in the white-house again so we can keep the status quot.

BTW - I'll vote for Hillary if she will state that "she would be the first White female President".

Anonymous said...

If we keep electing a President because of their race or gender we are going to continue to get crap for office. Stop being so politically correct and vote for an alpha male. All great powers have been led by alpha males. Stop the experiment that goes against everything I was taught about Darwin. To make a point, there has not been a single world leader ever, that is EVER, to come out of Africa. And there has not been a single great invention ever to come out of Africa. Not the automobile, not the telephone, not medical advancements, not the computer, nothing. Well, maybe peanut butter! Africans have been dominated by other tribes since the beginnings of history because the minds of their competitors were superior and developed weapons that their bows and arrows could not compete with. So says Darwin.

Elect an alpha male for President and your tribe will prevail and survive. Experiment and some other country, China or Russia, will kick our butts. So says Darwin.

Anonymous said...

@2:38

One could argue that Hillary is an alpha male.

DF Bill Clinton

Katy Anders said...

2:38: It's funny that no one ever said we were "electing a President for their race or gender" when we elected 42 white males in a row. Statistically speaking, the previous demographics for that office couldn't have been a coincidence, right?

I'm so glad there are still dumb racists out there willing to be outspoken like you. That way, when the racists who wear ties and speak in complete sentences claim that racism is a thing of the past, the rest of us have some examples.

And if the comment section of Barry's blog isn't proof of the ongoing racism in this country, then I don't know what is.

(Cue comments saying that black people are the REAL racists NOW. My safe word is "Sharpton.")

Anonymous said...

1:25, Hillary will tell you anything you want to hear, if the price is right. Plus traveling expenses, via private jet.

Anonymous said...

2:38,have you ever heard of "the wheel"?
How about Rameses the Great? Hannibal?
Oh, oh ... Moses?

Andrew Kuppinger said...

Notice your first Bosnia Fan? You are going international now!

Anonymous said...

Houston flooding can be very impressive. Remember the Allen Parkway flood several years back?

You mean today?

Also--the criminal courthouse flooded again.

DF Tropical Storm Allison Redux


To make a point, there has not been a single world leader ever, that is EVER, to come out of Africa.

Your point is well taken.

DF Hannibal
DF Every Pharaoh


And there has not been a single great invention ever to come out of Africa.

SRSLY Those pyramids and the written word are totally bogus!

I'm with Katy on this one. He's stoopid.

Rage

Anonymous said...

He Bu...

Buy more balls.

Anonymous said...

Margaret Thatcher.

Female badass.

Anonymous said...

They took the pyramids out of Africa?

Anonymous said...

Katy, are you calling me a racist because I have accepted the teachings of Darwin? I just got off the phone with a friend who is getting a border collie puppy and claims that breed is the smartest of all canines. How can one breed of dog be smarter than another breed?

Anonymous said...

2:38
The same could be said for mexcans.
Their great contribution to society was BBQ brisket and f'n torta's; although they are good at corruption or we wouldn't have Carlos Slim the richest person on the planet.

Anonymous said...

4:43, Mesopotamia (Iraq) is where the wheel originated. Your source must be PBS.

Anonymous said...

Rage, have you ever heard of a CT scan, especially the one of King Tut.

Anonymous said...

Well said, Katy

Anonymous said...

But, the pictures of the death and misery are FANTASTIC, right?

Anonymous said...

Katy, If my leader was supposed to be female I would be a hyena instead of a human. The last 40 leaders of all the hyena clans have been female. In fact there never has been a male leader of a hyena clan.

This all basic biology.

Anonymous said...

BG,
I thought you might comment today on the fact that Ben Carson is not included in the cover image that you posted yesterday. What's up?

Anonymous said...



Katy,

Any chick that wears a mustache and mentions AL Sharp-tongue in a sentence is probably just looking for a date with Ellen DeGeneres.

While your point is slightly off center and barely legible, I can see the smoke pouring out of your mans 3X polo shirt buttoned all the way to the top.. loosen up your gonna pop a hemorrhoid........