The Campaign For DA

5.27.2015

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts



  • I'm not familiar with Padera Lake alongside U.S. Highway 287 in Midlothian, but its dam is about to break this morning. (Photo.)
  • And let the word go forth, over the last 24 hours Lake Bridgeport has now become full -- the first time that has happened since August, 2010. (It's .10 feet over to be exact.)  The Tarrant Regional Water District said this morning that it will open the gates when it hits .20. That's surprising because Lake Worth is full, too.
  • Thanks for all the advice on my backstop project. Lots of options to look at. Bird nets. Mosquito nets. Professionally designed nets made to order. But, whatever I decide, I'm expecting the first test softball throw to make it all go tumbling down. I've got a lot of Clark Griswold in me. 
  • "AUSTIN - The director of the Texas Department of Public Safety [Steve McCraw]  today apologized for an embarrassing lapse by the Texas Rangers that ended with a confidential witness interview being released to the press."  McCraw is having a heck of a Spring.
  • The only time I hear the word "torrential" is when rain is mentioned. I don't think it is limited to just that subject.
  • All the northbound traffic on 287 was detoured to residential Decatur this morning due to a truck fire. Flashback: Remember when 380 actually sent all of its traffic, including tons of rock trucks, right by the courthouse before the bypass was built? 
  • The Supreme Court has decided to hear a "One man, One vote" Texas case.  This is really pretty interesting. A conservative group challenged the way districts have been drawn for Texas legislator elections based upon the fact that the districts were drawn using total population instead of eligible voters. Using a crazy hypothetical, if there is a district with a million people in it but only 100,000 eligible voters, those voters have more power than a district of a million people with 500,000 eligible voters. 
  • Hey, iTunes: When I want to buy something and I can't remember my password it's because you make me reset my password every time I forget. And  since you won't let me use any password I've used in the last year, guess what? I keep using passwords I can't remember!!!!!


39 comments:

Anonymous said...

Torrential.
Nope, can be used to describe the "flood" of wetbacks that are "deluging" us with a "saturated" electorate of "wet"- brained Moonbat voters.

I am not Sam, but I love green eggs and ham!

Anonymous said...

I save my iTunes password on the notepad for my iPhone.

It helps.

Anonymous said...

I hate me sum passwords!!!

Anonymous said...

8:47...

You must be oozing of bravery to make such racist and degrading remarks when you hide behind "anonymous", huh? Such "intelligence and bravery" should not cower behind it, it should "pridefully" stand by its remarks and claim them as their own. Coward.

No wonder the entire world hates us, the USA. Don't think for a second that immigrants love us and that that is why they come here. They come here because they know that your lazy ass isn't going to do the work that they are willing to do to get out of the poverty.

Real American.

Anonymous said...

Hey, iTunes: When I want to buy something and I can't remember my password it's because you make me reset my password every time I forget. And since you won't let me use any password I've used in the last year, guess what? I keep using passwords I can't remember!!!!!


You could just write them down. Heck, you have your debit card pin # written down and in your wallet, don't you?

Anonymous said...

There's a family account we all share. The password has been the same for a long time. We just add another ! at the end. If the old one doesn't work, everyone knows what to do. If we're the one who has to change it, we try to send a message that says PW: 7!
So far, it works for us.

Anonymous said...

look for the app called "keeper" for your passwords. the passwords are kept on your device and the keeper password gives you access to them. the keeper app does not put the passwords in some big database somewhere. if you can remember your main password you have the keys to the kingdom. but if you forget your main password and submit three wrong passwords - it wipes the passwords clean from the device. you can pay for back-up but I don't.

Triple Fake... said...

Tarrant Regional Water District:
Bridgeport is full so they're letting some water out. But Lake Worth is full, too. So why wouldn't they just let some out there as well? And the various water management districts all through the state could keep draining water to the next level. Then, whenever the Gulf gets full, the Gulf Coast Water Management District can let some water out into the Caribbean, etc.
Is anybody buying this?

Torrent/torrential is loosely defined as a spate or onrush of...something. But it mostly refers to water, or liquid in general.
But go ahead and try it in different contexts and see how that goes: torrential traffic, torrential mosquitoes, Pass rush, TV ads...

Anonymous said...

Triple Fake-----

It's my understanding Lake Worth doesn't have gates. It just runs over the top of the damn dam. That's why they aren't letting boats on Worth right now.

Anonymous said...

9:26 they come here for all the FREE stuff and then have the sweet little anchor babies about ever other year so as to spread out the time to receive all government hand outs .. some do work that is they really work the system.. Look at the family's that are on the 3rd or 4th generation that has never worked and only live on government programs

Anonymous said...

How about "...spewing forth torrential amounts of left wing, liberal bullsh*t."

Anonymous said...

First 9:26
Wow! You must not read these comments much. Racism can run rampant. Also, you too hid behind "anonymous", as did I. But I am not the first anonymous nor am I the same anonymous as you. Or I would be criticizing myself, and thats just weird.

DF Anonymous

Anonymous said...

Bridgeport flows into Eagle Mountain and Eagle Mountain flows into Lake worth.

Upstairs said...

The population debate is really interesting when you look at a county like Coryell in Central Texas. It has more residents in the state prison system than in the county -- almost. The convicted felons can't vote but get counted in districting? This is one of the only real life situations where I think there would be a real swing but it can be significant in this county.

For example, Coryell is getting a second district judge based on its "population" even though a huge majority of them have nothing to do with the legal system in that County.

I assume the same is true in other rural counties with big state prison operations.

Anonymous said...

Real American.
Amazing. As in most situations regarding the mindset of most libs, you categorize me without actually knowing what my station in life really is. You all assume that you know what is best and presume to know what is ailing the country-- can best be decided by legislating (or by decree) it into some rendition of an Utopian Matrix --whereby people like me are supposed to set idly by and let the aftermath of failed policy wash over me with a smile and a high-five.
Not going to happen. Check out the comments section of one of your beloved sites like the Huffington Post, Politico, New York Times, ect .ect. ect. --after an article pertaining to "immigration" has been run.
At least 8-1 with people that despise what is happening to this country regarding forced liberal policy on immigration.

As far as your insinuation that "racists" like me allow the hard-working immigrants to do the work that people like me won't due. Ponder this....
The next time you are stalking around on the Huffington Post, eating bon bons, and taking in the scent of some aroma candle you just had to have for its calming effects and seeking out overt accolades for your positions on policy---remember this--I am probably out in the heat on the side of some building or in a 140 degree attic pulling wire or installing those retrofit LED recess cans that you just had to get to "get" into the green energy cause. As a self-employed electrical contractor that worries about the next inroad of "immigrants" into my industry, I am protective of my little slice of the American dream that every day seems to be escaping me because somewhere there is someone like you that would love to take my job and ability to provide for MY family and give it to a Mexican just to make you feel better about your sense of "fairness".
You call me a racist--when you don't even for one second realize that that person you addressed might own a little coffee finca in Panama and employees three people down there (and their families).
Yet --in your mind that can't be possible because I am a racist and "hate" Latinos.
No, I don't hate Latinos for one second--I despise the wetbacks that fully well know that they are breaking the law and coming here to sop up the gravy that people like me are forced to provide them with policy that you support.
Try this "Real American". Get your little passport and fly into Managua, Nicaragua. Get off the plane--go to passport control and see what that person demands from you before you are allowed entry into their third world country .
Answer: Return tickets
You see, even they have enough sense to know better than allow people there, that are not allowed by immigration policy to be there for an indefinite amount of time--because they might end up being a drain on their economy and jobs.
Got to go crawl around in someone's attic to put up some motion detector lights up, because we have had a rash of burglaries here from some of those beloved "immigrants" you extoll, snatching up fishing equipment and Yeti ice chests.

Anonymous said...

Triple Fake, That makes as much sense as buying a YUGO with a tail light switch on it. We all know that we can't release water into the gulf because the great Obammy is lowering sea levels, not increasing them.

Anonymous said...


I'm with you Mr. Electrician. I do bathroom remodel. When I stand in line at the contractor desk at The Depot, at least half the guys buying the same stuff as I am are Mexicans. That's my competition. Most are illegal and devaluing my services. I don't see why I ought to be happy about taking a pay cut simply because my government won't even make an attempt at enforcing our immigration laws. Then I'm expected to pay taxes, which they don't bother doing, and watch those same Mexicans use a lone star card at the grocery store. Anyone who thinks that army of illegals is just mowing lawns doesn't have a clue.

Anonymous said...

DPS & Rangers getting sloppy these days with their processes. Maybe they need new leadership at the top.

DF Coach Jason Garrett
it's all about the process

Triple Fake... said...

The intent of that comment was nonsensical, but even at that it makes more sense that constantly screaming YUGO to get a response from me. So here goes: why don't YUGO eff yourself?

For the record, the non-YUGO vehicle in question is less than two years old, and while it is considered an economy model, it has most of the New World conveniences available: OnStar, satellite radio with screen display, Bluetooth, traction control, engine oil life and tire pressure monitors, etc. Sadly, no method of automatically turning on the taillights. So, I just have to drive around with my shame

Anonymous said...

10:16

BRAVO -- BRAVO!!! Well said.

Wurdkyle said...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RB1Gf-n_2mA

Hey Barry, check out these two Fox and Friends hosts trying to change the tire on a car! These clowns aren't men at all.

I thought conservatives we're "real men." Bahahahahahahaha

Actually, The hosts on Fox aren't actually conservatives, they are just acting for their audience, so I'm not shocked that they look like us liberal weenies in that video. Of course, I can change a tire in 5 minutes, so....


Anonymous said...

You people are all worked up about a pejorative being used to describe someone of another ethnicity.

Meanwhile, in the middle east people are being killed in the thousands because of their race, ethnicity, religion.

Yesterday Barry Green expressed a heartfelt "Thank you" to Obama for not preventing this holocaust.

Anonymous said...

It's funny that with all the rain down there that you mention Lake Padero almost going over the dam. I'm a map freak so I looked it up on Google Maps and in that image, Lake Padera is bone dry!

Anonymous said...

10:57 People don't want to be "informed"
FBI's Ten Most wanted: 6 out of the ten are foreign born. Bbrowse the population of most jails-whether it be Tarrant County jail or Huntsville and you will see these "hard" working people are overrepresented in the population.
No one want to listen, we are treated as "the sky is falling" kind of folks, it doesn't take much research to figure out what direction we are heading.
BTW-I was born in another country, came here legally thanks to my father's education and my mother's sense of adventure.
I'm also a Border Patrol agent in South Texas, I have a front seat to the invasion which we are experiencing and I also see the results when I visit Ft Worth and see what a sorry place it has become.

Anonymous said...

Mr.Electrician:

WELL SAID!!

gern blansten

Anonymous said...

12:03
Being a border patrol agent, maybe you can tell the fine readers here about the Raymondville Federal "Immigrant" detention center that was rendered useless and non-repairable a couple of months ago.
Anyone else telling the story--like me will be poo-pooed by the libs and labeled a racist.

I am not Sam, but I love green eggs and ham!

Anonymous said...

You know you are reading a racist's thoughts when you see the proverbial "they," as if all act in unison.

I am a Baptist, but I share little with Ralph Phelps, Ted Cruz, or any other extremist who is Baptist.

I am a farmer but I do not take advantage of all the federal programs designed for "them" to save money. Principal

I repeat my story of yesterday. Having house leveled. Contractor, (white) arrives with six Hispanics. He surveys the needs, turns the six loose on all my problems and promptly leaves the property not to return until this morning to pick up the check.

I can only imagine what percentage of my bill the six will share. No great amount of equipment involved. The saddest part of this is that servitude in America is still better than freedom in Mexico.

Didn't have time to ask contractor, but I will bet money he is probably a Baptist and a deacon as well.

Anonymous said...

If only Hispanic lawyers would come here.

Anonymous said...

Come on counselor; how about a little Tarrant County District attorney update? Who left, who cried, who got away with it?

Surely the entire office has been rendered non functional by now? Right?

Anonymous said...

Google Maps is not real time, 11:54

Triple Fake... said...

1:31 -
you're using the words servitude and freedom, and painting them with the same broad brush you accuse others of using for the word "they" - as is they are absolutes.
If the crew thinks they aren't getting a big enough slice of the check you're paying, they are free to work elsewhere. Servitude implies the use of force or threats. The boss leaving and getting payment later would probably be true in almost any case. He would own/rent a building, land, equipment and pay tax on the business. And be liable for anything they do while working for him.
And I'm pretty sure that "freedom" in Mexico also involves working for a living, possibly of the same sort they're doing here, for much less money than they're making here.

Anonymous said...

1:31-----
You're just a damn fool if you think your kindergarten level analysis somehow reflects the reality of owning and running a business. You can quit telling that story now. You're starting to sound very foolish

Anonymous said...

I remember when the rock trucks would go straight through town and out on Trinity Street – it ran right in front of my house, and we lost every dog or cat we ever had, that way.

Anonymous said...


8:26---

Man, that's a sad story. So those trucks just drove through your yard and house? Or maybe y'all didn't have enough sense to keep your pets on your property

Inquiring minds want to know.

Anonymous said...

Hey Barry, that photo in the Chronicle, by Wise County's own Cody Duty, is being used across the nation on front pages everywhere. Shout out to Cody as he continues to move forward in his amazing career as a photojournalist.

Anonymous said...

Nice RTG!

Anonymous said...



Mr. Electrician,
Thank you - I have family that have fought and died to protect people like you.
As, I sit in my office and listen to the broken Spanglish from the "shop foreman" trying to understand the instructions from a 40 year trade veteran, I realize every day just how out of hand this immigration thing has become.

These are not bad guys but they now dominate a trade that they have no skill set to do. They demand money they are not worth but have run all the trained help off. The owner has made millions and now is having to reach in and give some of it back because he, like others has become a victim of his on perpetration.

People,people, people - you reap what you sow.... America that's what's happening......wake up America!
It's OK to come here but lets do it correctly...I pay my way do you ?

Anonymous said...

All my life I have heard the fable of the Golden Goose and how it lays the golden eggs.
Problem is, if it has too many mites and blue bugs infesting it, it stops laying and eventually succumbs.

Anonymous said...

The reason you have not heard of Pandera Lake is because it's basically a large pond. It would take probably three or four Pandera Lakes to equal in size the part of Lake Bridgeport that's SOUTH of the bridge. Very small.