The Campaign For DA

7.02.2015

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts


  • "Dallas County Jail population drops to all-time low" says the Dallas Morning News. I was really interested in that until I read the article and found it wasn't true. First, I don't know where the "all-time low" line comes from. Basically, the current jail population is 10% lower than it was two years ago. And take a look at that graph in the story. When the base line is 5,000 instead of 0, that's misleading. 
  • The Dalai Lama was at SMU yesterday. Since 1981, I have never heard his name without thinking of Bill Murray. Every. Single. Time. 
  • I'm not sure what to think about the investigation by the feds of possible airline collusion.  I keep seeing references to evidence that all flights are packed these days which certainly is true. Back in the 1990s, you could take a flight on a half empty plane which I thought was bizarre. Shouldn't every flight be full?
  • I do not have a clue about Greece's financial crisis, and I think I heard something this morning about the government needing to post additional collateral.  Come on. Put a lien on the Parthenon and problem solved. 
  • A Navy yard in D.C. was locked down this morning, the news went crazy, reports were that shots were fired, and . . . it was nothing
  • New this morning: Unemployment has fallen to 5.3%. (Doing this to Wordkyle might get me prosecuted for harassment.) But I will say this from a practical standpoint: Anyone else getting the feeling from friends and neighbors that things are a little slow out there?
  • After an investigation by the Texas Rangers, who are paid by you, two special prosecutors out of Houston, who are paid by you, are going to try and indict the Texas Attorney General, who is paid by you, because of alleged "securities fraud" in Collin County. 
  • A robot killed a worker at a German plant and the news was reported by Sarah O’Connor (an employment correspondent at the Financial Times.)  She had never seen Terminator and, thus, was very confused by the responses.
  • It is 2015 and Texas law still requires a Justice of the Peace to be called to the scene of an accident to pronounce a death?  (It happened in Wise County last night).
  • Baylor has deleted it's policy which specifically bans homosexual acts along with adultery, fornication, incest, sexual abuse, harassment and assault. They will now go with "Baylor will be guided by the biblical understanding that human sexuality is a gift from God and that physical sexual intimacy is to be expressed in the context of marital fidelity.” 


50 comments:

Anonymous said...

Now I've banged my share of skanks in this lifetime, but never once have I fornicated one of 'em! What kind of sicko are you!

Anonymous said...

Re Unemployment--From a parent with kids now in their 20s who tried to get part-time employment while in college, and who recently have tried to get jobs in their field of training/education--IT SUCKS OUT THERE! NOBODY wants to hire ANYBODY as "full-time", etc., etc., etc. I don't know what that stat covers, but it sure doesn't fit the "feeling" "out there" in the job search market.

Anonymous said...

Baylor is watered down and a secular school. They are as Baptist as SMU is Methodist and TCU Christian. No one that I know expects them to take a stand for anything. The invertebrates rule us now on most every level.

Anonymous said...

Yes, it's crystal clear.....Obama and his policies are wrecking the American economy. Worst times since Bill Clinton.

Spursfan 1975 said...

That is the worst Random thoughts girl ever ..... You must be getting old...

Anonymous said...

Reagan's former budget director says the national unemployment rate is really 42.9 percent.

http://www.inquisitr.com/2218523/david-stockman-says-unemployment-is-really-42-9-percent/

I don't know that it's THAT high, but I do believe the books have been cooked to portray an official number much smaller than it really is to put Obama in the best light possible.

Why can't liberals get it through their thick skulls that government regulations, including Obamacare, KILL jobs?

Anonymous said...

That's some vague wording there, Baylor. Seems like, political correctness or no, you might have wanted to keep some reference to a prohibition on abuse, harassment, and assault, just as CYA.

Anonymous said...

Today's RTG will not draw Bacon out of hiding.

Bad job, BG.

Anonymous said...

Let me tell you, if you are at all connected with the oil patch, and we all are indirectly in this area, then it is definitely SLOW.

Triple Fake... said...

You've kinda hit the far ends of the spectrum (on my scale, anyway) with the RTGs today and yesterday. One slight nudge in the wrong direction for either and they fall off. But I would probably help them back up, being the gentleman that I am...

Anonymous said...

Why doesn't the media report the unemployment level at zero and just go ahead and give Obammy the presidency for life?

Anonymous said...

Question? If you do not have a clue about Greece's financial crisis then how can you be such an expert on who is qualified to run this country. Greece got where they are because of the Tytler Cycle named after Alexander Tytler:

"A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse over loose fiscal policy, (which is) always followed by a dictatorship."

Obama is a classic example of a politician described by Tytler.

Anonymous said...

Hey, maybe problems in Greece have something to do with money they don't have. Does that ring a bell, Skippy?

Katy Anders said...

It's a shame that ONLY the Republicans point out that the official unemployment rate is deceptive when a Democrat is President and ONLY Democrats point it out when a Republican is President.

The problem is that even if an Administration wanted to enact a more accurate means of counting it, no one wants to be the guy on duty when the books show a jump from 6% to 20%.

Anonymous said...

I am an engineer with salable skills and have been out of work for 14 of the last 24 months. The only prospect I have is a part time job at 2/3 of my former salary. It sucks out there and if you over 50 it really sucks

Hawg Wire

Anonymous said...

The RTG needs some hair conditioner - STAT!

DF Vidal Sassoon

Anonymous said...

You people act surprised we have so many unemployed when this president and past administrations allowed so many illegal immigrants to flood our country. Hell, these people come from Socialist governments. And you wonder how we have so much socialist thinking and behaving?

Anonymous said...

The feds shouldn't be investigating airline ticket prices, they should be investigating shrinking plane seat sizes. I almost don't fit anymore.

DF Kim Kardashian

Anonymous said...

Katy, I think that glue that holds on your mustache is causing you some serious drain bamage. This administration secretly wants the unemployment rate high and knows that his water hauling media will report his lies of low unemployment. Obammy has you right where he wants you.

Anonymous said...

Katy must not remember the Bush administration. The leftist media reported that we were about to enter recession for eight years until we eventually did.

jeterville flasher said...

RTG my kind of girl. Cheap whiskey, cheaper women!

Jake said...

Big hitter, the Lama.

Katy Anders said...

10:36: I think perhaps you need to read my comment more slowly.

I know: "Katy's gay, so she's a liberal, and therefore I can assume I know what she's going to say and respond to wehat I think she probably said instead of what she did say."

It's okay. You post anomnymously, so you don't have to admit you said something stupid.

Anonymous said...

Katy - You forgot to tell off 1029 too. His post was just as asinine as 1036

Anonymous said...

Katy, Why does everything come back to your sexuality? It makes you seem so small.

Anonymous said...

10:44 - great Caddy Shack reference.

Anonymous said...

Baylor is weak.

Anonymous said...

I would vote for Donald Trump!

Denney Crane said...

The oilfield employs a great percentage of self employed contractors, aka consultants. Being self employed and let go does not equate in the formula the government is using for their unemployment numbers.

I'm going to side with the 40% number based on this, along with welfare, food stamps and medicaid. How can we have so much entitlement spending and unemployment be at record lows?

Triple Fake... said...

the Greek financial situation isn't tough to figure out. They are bad with money, and they are bad about repaying money they borrowed. The European Union should send some guys over from Sicily to straighten them out. Maybe go medieval on their opisthios.
The Greeks have been coasting on that whole "we invented democracy" thing for way too long. But what have they done for the world in the last few centuries, anyway? I mean besides the Greek yogurt thing. Love me some Oikos in the morning!


"Hey, Lama, hey, how about a little something, you know, for the effort, you know." And he says, "Oh, uh, there won't be any money, but when you die, on your deathbed, you will receive total consciousness." So I got that goin' for me, which is nice.

But not until after a Justice of the Peace is called out to pronounce it.
(see how I spun the wheel around there to connect the dots?)

Triple Fake Carl Spackler

Anonymous said...

11:00 - you're not going to get any.

Anonymous said...

11:17 - Barry's doing fine, so...

mzchief said...

To Katy @ 10:53...

BRAVA!

I honestly can't recall a single one of your comments, that I've read, for which I didn't have a great appreciation of the depth of thought, knowledge and laser guided brevity all, usually, executed with a level of patience akin to a superpower. On the rare occasion a moronic comment sets your teeth on edge, you typically execute your admonishment via a stinging retort executed with the blinding swiftness and precision expected from a Kage ninja. Today, you seem to have FINALLY lost your patience, with one of the more obtuse readers of Barry's blog, which made the open handed bitch-slap all the more surprising and enjoyable to observe.

Well played, ma'am. VERY well played.

Anonymous said...

I like Katy. She's purty, smart, and funny.

Anonymous said...

mzchief,

Your sarcasm is repugnant.

CT said...

Ditto to what Mzchief said! BRAVA, Katy!

Anonymous said...

Mzchaf Suicide,It's swift,somewhat painless with a good outcome that will please everyone.Just do it,pretty please.

mzchief said...

To CT...
It's always so good to see you. I hope you and your lovely family are enjoying the summer.

mzchief said...

To Anonymous 12:21...
I was being sincere.

To Anonymous 2:01...
Not on your best day would I stop living my life, knowing, me being me pisses you off sooo bloody much.

Anonymous said...

I found a killer part-time job, but it's only for the weekend. Then it's back on the shelf for another year. Wish I could work full-time, it would be a blast!!!!

DF Nigger Chaser

Anonymous said...

So I guess that Baylor didn't care that Griner was a lesbian when she was helping the women's basketball team win championships?

Anonymous said...

Big hitter, the Lama...long.

Anonymous said...

Well said, Mz. Keep on keeping on.

Anonymous said...

There are Christian universities out there that hold to Christian values. I won't name them because it appears we are becoming a society when the word Christian makes a person or institution an object of vilification.

Anonymous said...

Please everyone, close your legs in public. Or has that barrel already gone over the falls?

Anonymous said...

The BLS defines people outside the labor force as those ages 16 and older who are neither employed nor have “made specific efforts to find employment sometime during the 4-week period ending with the reference week.”

The labor force participation rate also decreased 0.3 percent from last month to 62.6 percent.

The country has not seen a labor force participation rate that low since October 1977 when the participation rate was 62.4 percent.

The BLS reports that the civilian labor force also shrank by 432,000 in June, from 157,469,000 in May to 157,037,000 in June.

While people dropped out of the workforce the BLS highlighted that the unemployment rate declined to 5.3 percent and payroll jobs increased by 223,000.

Man, that is some wicked math.

Given this crap, at some point, Obama could be the only guy left with a job, and the unemployment rate 0%.

Anonymous said...

Three more felony prosecutors with the TCDA's office resigned today.

Anonymous said...

According to not-seasonally-adjusted numbers from the the BLS, 24,816,000 foreign-born people held jobs in the U.S. in the month of June, down slightly compared to May when slightly more than 25 million held jobs.

The foreign-born population also saw a slight in increase in its relatively low unemployment rate at 4.9 percent compared to 4.7 percent in May, and a decline in labor force participation from 65.2 percent in May to 64.7 percent in June.

The foreign-born still fared better than their native counterparts which saw an unemployment rate of 5.6 percent in June and a labor force participation rate of 62.8 percent.

The number of native-born people with jobs did tick up slightly compared to the previous month with 124,830,000 employed compared to 124,251,000 in May.

Since the beginning of the recession in December of 2007 — ending June 2009 — the foreign-born population has outpaced the native born population in net job growth by nearly two to one, with the native born population netting 1.3 million jobs since December 2007 and the foreign-born population netting just over two million in that same time frame.

Meanwhile, in that timeframe, the civilian non-institutional foreign-born population increased by less than half the increase in the native-born non-institutional population, compare an increase of 5.2 million foreign-born to 12.2 million native-born.

Keep those borders OPEN! Immigrants want to work. Fat Americans don't. Let all of them in, so wages will stay low!

Anonymous said...

Record welfare consumption, and a 5% unemployment rate? Seriously?

Is there anyone who actually believes this stuff?

wordkyle said...

BG, at this point you telling us about "low" or "falling" unemployment is like you telling us the moon is made of green cheese. We all know that it's an urban legend believed only by the weak-minded.