The Campaign For DA

6.01.2015

Random Monday Morning Thoughts


  • Little bit of chaos last night when the bridge on 280 at Runaway Bay was shut down for flooding. But how about the directness of the Runaway Bay FD's message: "CONFIRMED: TxDOT will be closing Hwy 380 at the Lake Bridgeport bridge. Please do not call the Sheriff's dept to ask questions. If we get word on whether they are going to open it back up or not, we will try to keep everyone informed." TxDot's website says that it is expected to open at 4:00 p.m. today but I'd take that with a grain of salt. 
  • That horrible story of the family in Wimberley whose cabin was picked up by flood waters has a fact in it which is hard to believe: The surviving man was found alive 12 miles downstream. Most stories say the cabin was carried by flood waters for "miles" before it crashed into a bridge and everyone went in the water. I'd like to know how far he went after going into the water. Surviving for long in rapid flood waters would be hard to do.
  • Another project over the weekend: My old gas stovetop started "clicking" about every five minutes even though the burners were off. As a result, I now have learned more about how a gas burner works than I ever wanted to.  I think I've got it diagnosed but my temporary work around involves using an extension cord to cut the power to it when not in use. That's the equivalent of fixing things with duct tape. 
  • Former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert was indicted Friday for lying about hush money that he spent to keep a seedy affair private.  That led to this from the Washington Post: "If I understand the history correctly, in the late 1990s, the President was impeached for lying about a sexual affair by a House of Representatives led by a man who was also then hiding a sexual affair, who was supposed to be replaced by another Congressman who stepped down when forced to reveal that he too was having a sexual affair, which led to the election of a new Speaker of the House who now has been indicted for lying about payments covering up his sexual contact with a boy."
  • I made a trip to Home Depot but before I did I downloaded the company's app. Greatest development ever: Look up a product and it will tell you what aisle it is on for the specific store you are in. 
  • New Texas Ranger Josh Hamilton is on fire but I expect he'll have some mental meltdown in the next few months. But in the meantime, the Angels have to have Slumped Shoulders as they are on the hook for $63 million of his salary over the next three years. 
  • I managed to drive five miles after accidentally leaving a hack saw on the trunk of my car. And it didn't budge an inch. 
  • A long read that I have saved: Wired's "The Untold Story of Silk Road".  And it becomes even more fascinating with the news that the "creator" of a deep Internet site responsible for peddling drugs and perhaps murder for hire any maybe more was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole on Friday. 


44 comments:

Anonymous said...

380 jack wagon

Anonymous said...

What's this 280 of which you speak? Lol. Don't you wish keyboards could read your mind before you hit "send"??

Anonymous said...

"I managed to drive five miles after accidentally leaving a hack saw on the trunk of my car. And it didn't budge an inch."

Ironically, I left a set of keys on the bumper of my SUV and drove from Runaway Bay to Bridgeport, ran errands and drove back to Runaway Bay and found the keys still sitting there when I backed in the garage! That's some smooth suspension! LOL!

Anonymous said...

Political sex scandals......just another reason to vote anyone with more than 8 years up there out of office. Entitled bastards. Also take away all pensions...period.

Anonymous said...

I was in Wimberley this weekend helping with flood relief. The cabin swept away with the family was about 5 miles up river from RM 12 bridge in Wimberley. The cabin broke apart when it hit the bridge. So the man floated an additional 7 miles.

Anonymous said...

The difference between Republicans and Democrats is that Democrats say no one is perfect in terms of morality so what's the use in even trying?

Republicans get called out for hypocrisy a lot because they talk about, but often fail, to hold themselves to a higher moral standard.

I'll go with the group that at least recognizes morality as a goal to try to attain.

It's like dealing with an alcoholic who knows he has a problem vs. one who doesn't care and wants a life of anarchy.

Anonymous said...

I guess Obama is better at hiding his previous gay lovers from the press than Denny Hastert is.

Triple Fake... said...

nice shot of the spillway

Anonymous said...

Here is a map of the Wimberly disaster. http://www.caller.com/map

Captain Eddie said...

Good Lord, counselor. You make it sound like Denny Hastert perjured himself and was found guilty of obstruction of justice WHILE SERVING AS HOUSE SPEAKER. Nope. I thought that's why Clinton got impeached? The difference is one was President at the time and Hastert is a nobody now. Indict him but, please, apples and oranges. If you, as an educated attorney, can't tell the difference, then I feel sorry for your clients. I'm hoping, for your sake, you were just making a political statement. Facts are facts. But don't let that get in the way of a good story.

Anonymous said...

I managed to drive five miles after accidentally leaving a hack saw on the trunk of my car


Slowly but surely the truth is coming out.

Anonymous said...

380 is also closed at the Jack/Wise county line. People at the Bay be trapped

Anonymous said...

Two thumbs up for RTG! You have some credit to start the week.

Katy Anders said...

If you were driving on Houston streets, the hacksaw wouldn't have made it 6 feet, and you probably would have gotten a flar tire and lost your rear bumper, to boot.

Smooth roads are for sissies.

Anonymous said...

I stand corrected. The cabin was less than a mile from RM 12 bridge.

Anonymous said...

Politicians. Sleazy scumbags! All of them. Both sides of the aisle. If they're not a scumbag when they are elected, it doesn't take but a couple of years to become one. Need Term Limits really bad, but, the SLEAZY SCUMBAGS will never allow that to be voted on. I'm so fed up with Washington I could puke.The bad part is, most people couldn't give a crap.

Anonymous said...

Now, BG, you say Hastert was indicted, but is that based on any fact or are you just going by your Democrat bias again, counselor?

DF Wordkyle

Rage

Anonymous said...

RTG: Thank you for fixing your glasses. Much better.

Anonymous said...

It seems like some local office, maybe the sheriff's office or Wise County Public Works could post a list of road closings on their web site. This would help people from driving all over the county, searching for an open route to their destination. When the decision to set up barricades is made that data should be immediately available to the public. That requires an IQ of 75.

Anonymous said...

Now that we have peaked in flooding and summer is upon us, the next season of violent weather may (that means maybe) be the hurricane season. So I am getting the jump on the non-scientist global warming (aka climate change) idiots. We are due a very bad hurricane as pointed out in this statement: "Meteorologists expect the likes of Tampa, Houston, Jacksonville and Daytona Beach in the US to historically get hit with major hurricanes every 20 to 40 years. They say these cities shown are now 'overdue' a major storm and fear hundreds of thousands could die if one struck in southern Florida. Meteorologists say it is only down to 'luck' that they have dodged it and say the cities are now 'ripe for disaster'".

We know that you will claim "Climate Change" when/if it hits. With the climate cooling and sunspot numbers declining, it may not happen.

Anonymous said...

"I managed to drive five miles after accidentally leaving a hack saw on the trunk of my car. And it didn't budge an inch."

Duh! Gravity man. It's gravity!

DF Murph from Interstellar

Anonymous said...

Bill Clinton is trying to reopen his White House brothel by getting his wife elected.

Anonymous said...

I managed to drive five miles after accidentally leaving a hack saw on the trunk of my car. And it didn't budge an inch.

You still crafting away on that softball net

Anonymous said...

You know you're a redneck when......you use an extension cord to cut the power to
your gas stove to "fix it"!

Anonymous said...

"If I understand the history correctly, in the late 1990s, the President was impeached for lying about a sexual affair by a House of Representatives led by a man who was also then hiding a sexual affair, who was supposed to be replaced by another Congressman who stepped down when forced to reveal that he too was having a sexual affair, which led to the election of a new Speaker of the House who now has been indicted for lying about payments covering up his sexual contact with a boy."

Wordkyle's head must have exploded trying to spin this, but that's just your typical "we're morally better than you" GOP 'conservatives'.

DF Cold Hard Facts of Life

Anonymous said...

10:28

You may want to read this:

http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2015/20150527-noaa-hurricane-outlook-below-normal-atlantic-hurricane-season-is-likely-this-year.html

Anonymous said...

Oklahoma State Trooper rescues preacher from flood waters, then shoots him dead.

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/may/31/oklahoma-pastor-nehemiah-fischer-trooper-shooting-flooding

wordkyle said...

1135 - Sorry, sweetie, but I've never said that Conservatives are "morally better," only that they aspire to be. With Liberals' lack of moral standards, you can never tell if they're engaged in sexual misconduct or if it's just a normal day for them. At least with Conservatives you can tell the difference.

Anonymous said...

Hey Bu...

I know you like tall women, so I was wondering, can we meet for a drink?

Double Fake Caitlyn Jenner(google it)

Anonymous said...

At least with Conservatives you can tell the difference.

There appears to be no difference. Sexual misconduct appears to be a normal day for them.

Rage

Anonymous said...

10:11: some of us are smart enough that we are signed up for alerts from the WCSO. I know of all the road closings. Plus, social media has it, too. Check it out.

Anonymous said...

12:13

How do you know they "aspire" to be? Do you use one of the following to make your determination:

You have the Vulcan Mind Meld down?
Crystal ball?
Magic 8 Ball?
Palm reading?
Torah card?
Dice?

Like I give a damn what you think.

Anonymous said...

The Clintons left the White House broke and will reenter it as the richest people to hold that office. Only in 16 years. Is this a great country or what?

Anonymous said...

My mother drove from 13th and Carpenter in Bridgeport to Greathouse on the west side with a quart of green beans on the running board of a 32 Model A .Wont happen today because of chug holes.

wordkyle said...

458 - Because aspiring to display better behavior than one's base nature is part of the definition of being a Conservative. Because human beings are born flawed and weak, failing this standard happens sometimes. Being Conservative does not being perfect, but doing one's best to overcome, recover, and learn from one's mistakes so as to be a better person.

Liberals lack a sense of any behavior being "wrong." It's society's fault, or the parents' fault, or Republicans' fault, or the government just hasn't done enough. The individual is left to kill cops, loot and burn his own neighborhood, engage in deviant behavior (and call it art!) knowing that Liberal talking heads will find a way to excuse them. Without any behavioral standards to be held to, Liberals never have to worry about being called "hypocrite."

Anonymous said...

Wordkyle is the Republican version of Baghdad Bob. Reality has no influence on his reasoning and rhetoric. Damn the truth-pedoes! Full spin ahead!

wordkyle said...

308 - On the contrary, my definition is based very much on reality. Why do Conservatives want small government? Because of man's flawed nature, we need some government to keep us from brutalizing our neighbors. That same nature is why Conservatives believe that those in government need to be kept in check, lest they use their power to brutalize the citizenry.

Anonymous said...

... my definition is based very much on reality. Why do Conservatives want small government?

Perfect. The subject is Republicans being pious yet acting immoral and WK spins out "smaller government". Tony Romo doesn't have a spin move like that. You're precious wordkyle. Keep ignoring reality.

wordkyle said...

1102 - Was that the subject? 1135 specifically mentioned "conservatives," which is the topic I addressed. And my "small government" comment was in reference to the weakness and fallibility of those who hold power in government. Of course, more astute readers already knew that.

Let's see...repetition without furthering your point, a weak attempt at a personal attack, and simply ignoring what I actually say...I'll reference an observation I made a long time ago. Your inability to improve your argument in either substance or style has become your signature.

Anonymous said...

Lawyer Green: Why was Paula Jones denied her day in court? Why was the President of the United States allowed to perjure himself and deny her that day? Is this the equivalent, legally, of a SWAT team hitting a suspect upside the head with the butt of his rifle upon arrest?

Lawyers suck.

Katy Anders said...

1:05: Paula Jones settled with Bill Clinton, thereby giving up "her day in court."

The Supreme Court said she could have her day. She chose not to.

Anonymous said...

I know it's hard to keep track of all the lies you spin wordy. That's why you should start accepting the truth. It's easier to remember, but harder to build a good strawman with.

11:35 was addressing the hypocrisy of the GOP and their 'moral superiority' they pretend to claim. You attempted to spin that into a big government issue because of one word, 'conservatives' and then piously claim superiority on the issue you just dodged.

Dance, monkey, dance!

wordkyle said...

You simply ignore the first sentence of my first response: "Sorry, sweetie, but I've never said that Conservatives are "morally better," only that they aspire to be."

As I said, your behavior is your signature. I'll bet this isn't the first forum where you've been recognized for what you are, is it?

Anonymous said...

Dance, monkey, dance!