The Campaign For DA

6.25.2015

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts





  • President Obama had a heckler in the White House yesterday. The rabble rouser was identified as "an undocumented immigrant named Jennicet GutiĆ©rrez, who is transgender [and] founder of FAMILIA TQLM, established to advocate for LGBTQ immigrants who the group says are often excluded in the immigration debate." Wow. There's a lot going on there.
  • Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar came up with a brilliant idea for PR two weeks ago. He would pay Twitter to promote a tweet of his that read, "Follow if you agree: Hillary's not right for the White House! #StopHillary". He sat back and waited for his number of his followers to explode. I can't tell how many he received but only three retweets gives me a pretty good idea. His total Twitter followers sits at 111. Edit: Oops. Actually 2,314. Still a meager number but not ridiculous.
  • Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury hung out with a couple of Random Thought Girls in evening wear.
  • There is something really weird about the case where the 20 year old girl was found dead in a burning car in Dallas one morning last weekend. She sent texts in the middle of the night that she was at a guy's house and had concerns for her safety.  Police know who the guy is but can't find him. The most recent story even inserts prostitution into the equation.
  • according to the Update, there's a fundraiser at a local restaurant in Decatur today where a "percentage of your total" bill will be donated to the Rotary Club. I'm no math guy, but just saying "percentage" doesn't tell me much. 
  • I wonder if the amount of bills printed by the Engraving and Printing plant in Fort Worth has plummeted to less than half of what they used to print ten years ago.  
  • And I do fear the widespread terrorist cyber attack. Talk about stopping America down. Can you imagine what it would be like if half the country couldn't access their phone, Internet, and electronic cards right now? 
  • Man, the Supreme Court likes drama. They have held off releasing a decision on Obamacare and Same Sex Marriage until the very end. 
  • I missed the news that Wise County had purchased the old Guardian Title building not far off the courthouse square. Anyone know how much they paid?
  • The Ticket spent a full segment yesterday talking about the ATT U-verse commercial about the fictitious female pitcher in the majors. You know what I'm thinking, right? If I'm ATT, I'd pay them to talk about the commercial. Rip it. Point out errors. Talk about if a female could really make the majors. I don't care. Just throw in ATT at least six times during the segment. I don't know if that happened here, but that would be the way to do it because the segment was entertaining and not forced. (And before the "I don't care!" commenter jumps me, the concept of the hidden ad has received a ton of press recently and even has a name: "Native Advertising.")



32 comments:

Anonymous said...

Barry, The Fort Worth Bureau of Engraving & Printing has been going full force ever since Obama took office. They really are just printing money. Go take a tour you leftist fool.

Anonymous said...

Ata boy Kliff

Anonymous said...

No need to fear a cyber attack Barry. Your leftist community organizer is on the job.

Anonymous said...

Re Obama heckler--if you invite nutcases to the White House in order to "celebrate" them, don't be surprised by the outcome. Just saying.

Anonymous said...

I gave up on the Hard Line last week because of dumbass Corby and Deep Dish Danny steering the show just to the left of Air America Radio.

And that commercial is a huge beating and I can't stand it. Did they mention that the opposing batter looks a little like Bill Cosby?

But I love you, BG.

Anonymous said...

Cliff is the MAN!

DF Spike Dykes

Anonymous said...

I think Jennicet (what a name!) wins the title today for most special interests represented by one person.

DF EEOC

Anonymous said...

I wonder if Hegar will be able to tweet from prison?

DF Collin County Grand Jury

Anonymous said...

Never leave until the party is over (or Scalia has sung).

DF Chief Justice Roberts

Anonymous said...

I understand the Russian oligarchs still like to deal in bundles of U.S. hundreds. Lots of bundles. That should keep the presses humming.

DF Vlad Putin

Anonymous said...

the old Guardian Title building - County overpaid - as usual.

(Did the pay extra for the dead possum in the attic?)

Anonymous said...

It's ironic that you, Barry Green, advocate the removal of Confederate flags from public places while working in a building and county named after a notorious racist, Henry A. Wise. Are you kidding me, sir?

You ply your trade in a courthouse named after a man who was a General in the Confederate States Army (CSA)? YOU earn a living in a place named for a man who as Governor of Virgina signed the death warrant of noted abolitionist, John Brown?

Racist! Racist that you are!

Katy Anders said...

"We should start calling this law SCOTUScare." -- Justice Scalia, dissenting from the Court's second decision upholding Obamacare.

Triple Fake... said...

the plant is printing fewer bills, and you can blame it on the damned liberal policies! They are demanding that we reuse the money we have now to save money. Can you believe it?! Some hippie twaddle about saving the polar ice caps, global climate change, and such. And you didn't hear it from me, but I have it on good authority that they are planning to move the printing plant offshore, you know, outsourcing, because it's literally cheaper to make money in Bangladesh!

the Supreme Court is the gubmint's version of an HBO series. Keep folks tuned in for the big cliffhanger season ending episode!

Whatever the county paid for the Guardian Title building, you can bet they didn't get a discount on what it cost to do a title search on the property

I've been saying for the longest that transgender illegals need to be included in the immigration debate. They have just as much of a right to be deported as anybody else!

I totally missed the mark on Native Advertising. I thought it had to do with that Indian guy crying because of litter, and the guy on the Yamaha commercial saying "Call me Yama-Hopi"

"the Annis-ston Star?"
Triple Fake Craig Rosengarden

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

TLDR

DF "Meh" guy

Anonymous said...

Have no problem with a cyber attack so long as it wipes out my student loan debt.

Anonymous said...

I beleive that the county paid twice the market value for the old title building. And then it still needed many repairs. Surprising given the newly elected judge that ran on a platform of saving the county money.

Anonymous said...

An undocumented immigrant in the White House, Holy Crap, I went on a band trip to the capitol and had to do all kinds of citizenship paperwork. I don't care how many letters your gender/nongender/race fills, it should not be allowed.

It is just dangerous.

Anonymous said...

Old Guardian Building - It's the good ol boy system - as usual.

Anonymous said...

Need to brush up on your Twitter acumen there, counselor. Hegar has 2,313 followers. He is following 111 other people.

But lest he get too proud of his number of followers, for the sake of comparison, Justin Beiber has 64.7 million.


Anonymous said...

http://www.newyorker.com/humor/borowitz-report/republicans-fear-victory-for-health-care-could-pave-way-for-education-environment

Anonymous said...

What happened to a plan to build a annex to the court house? Buying more old buildings at above market value and spending thousands to refit for use is short sited and a waste of taxpayers dollars. To do county business, we have to go all over Decatur instead of doing business in one location. Other counties our size have new facilities without years of taxes from oil and gas revenues. The election administrator office was adequate. Of course the purchase was a better financial decision than paying rent.

Anonymous said...

9:32

I'm pretty sure Bu had nothing to do with the Civil War(for either side) or the naming of the county.

"Wise" up...dude.

Anonymous said...

11:10 - A bunch of made up quotes disguised as satire?

Anonymous said...

I wonder if the amount of bills printed by the Engraving and Printing plant in Fort Worth has plummeted to less than half of what they used to print ten years ago.

huh; what is the context? Is this some sort of native advertising ploy?

Anonymous said...

Anyone notice in the mid-week MESSENGER where the Chico exAD wants ALVOID to spend the money to add a lane to the track so they can have district track meets? I bet the ALVOID school board is stupid enough to spend the money. After all, I would certainly want MY district track meet held once every five years in place where a corner beer/convenience store is the intellectual center of the community.

Anonymous said...

After the mayor wins election to county judge, the city dump closes since it is not making money. Was told a builder from Alvord was dumping construction materials for free. Not surprised he would think paying twice value for old building is a good deal. Just good the good ole boys way of screwing the taxpayers.

Anonymous said...

COACH BRO IS KILLIN EM!!!

Anonymous said...

First, The girls with the Tech coach look like some of those that get invited to a party where they (can meet some really famous people ) and if they stay all night there's five hundred in for you .
The burnt up lady's mother said she wasn't a prostitute. She went to an apartment at midnight where she was concerned enough to text several time in a couple of hours and say that !

Anonymous said...

So...apparently any time the news reports on anything involving a corporation of any kind, it's native advertising? Same for talk radio? I had a discussion earlier this morning with my wife about Wal-Mart not selling Confederate flags...which one of us is going to get paid? Is it both of us?

Undoubtedly there are times when a company will pay for native advertising. But you can quit giving us a play-by-play of every time you hear a company discussed on TV or radio.

Anonymous said...

If you would go to Decatur Rotary Club's Facebook page like it says to do then you would see the coupon you are supposed to print out and it says 15%

Anonymous said...

The RTG girl's butter face makes her look like the all-growed-up incarnation of Lilo from Lilo & Stitch.

But dat ace, tho.