The Campaign For DA

7.31.2015

Random Friday Morning Thoughts



  • A few weeks back I referenced a criminal case that was reversed because an idiot judge jailed a potential juror in front of the whole jury panel.  I had no idea that the case, even though originating in Galveston, involved a former Wise County gal
  • The Coaches Poll, which admittedly means nothing, has TCU #2 and Baylor #4. As a lifelong college football fan, I never dreamed there would be a possibility of seeing those two schools in a preseason Top Five.  And it's terrible that TCU and Baylor play in the last game of the year. The chances of either, or both, being unbeaten by that time is slim. It would have been much better to have met in the first week of October. 
  • It's a blue moon tonight. I'd like to announce I was stopped by the courthouse once when Messenger reporters were doing a "Ask the man on the street" bit and the question was, "What is a blue moon?" I had shake voice as I, fortunately, answered correctly. 
  • The last thing Sundance Square wants: Two groups get in a fight last night, cops are called, and a cop kills a guy.  (Random thought: Don't all Fort Worth cops have body cams now?) 
  • Donald Trump wants to deport every illegal alien  but "we’re going to move ‘em back in if they’re really good people."  Brilliant!  And get your popcorn ready. The first debate is less than a week away!
  • Talk radio was ranting about the City of Dallas renting out the convention center for the Exxotica convention arguing that the city could have denied the group permission. One guy argued that the Klan certainly would have been denied a permit.  I've never researched that issue, but I'm not so sure about that. Whenever a city discriminates who they rent to based upon the content of the group's message, the city is on shaky ground.  
  • "Texas trooper's boss says there was no reason to pull over Sandra Bland." Wow!!! I clicked on that Fox News story only to see that the headline was totally wrong. The first sentence of the AP story underneath it reads: "AUSTIN, Texas –  The top boss over the Texas trooper who arrested Sandra Bland said there was reason to pull her over for failing to signal a lane change and told lawmakers Thursday that the trooper remains on the state payroll because the investigation is still playing out." (I've saved screenshots if they correct it). 
  • That "top boss" is DPS head Steve McCraw who was grilled in that hearing by Tea Party Darling Jonathan Stickland: "For a lot of people, it’s pretty cut-and-dry what happened,” said Stickland, who said he has watched the dash-cam video of Bland’s arrest multiple times. “Somebody’s liberties were stomped on.”
  • From office to home, the amount of money I spend on TV, Internet, and Phones is astronomical. I have to be doing something wrong.
  • I'll confess I didn't post a few abortion comments left under the Dead Lion post yesterday. First, it was a post about a lion. Secondly, it's just a weird logic. 
  • The backstop project is substantially complete but we've got one problem: With the heat and schedules and lack of motivation from all of us, the Seventh Grader In The House has yet to go full test mode on it. 
  • This accurately depicts how I put Random Thoughts together every morning.


51 comments:

Anonymous said...

RTG - Oh, man. From the flag to the grotto-sized bellybutton, can't wait to see the comments today.

Anonymous said...

RTG - yuk...and the flag doesnt help, man we need a redo. This is not how i want to start my weekend!

Wurdkyle said...

Today's RTG is my sister-in-law! I was the best man at her and Wordkyle's wedding. I believe this picture is actually from the wedding, because that's what she was wearing for the ceremony.

Wow, what a small world, huh?!

Anonymous said...

Blue Moon - was your answer a beer made by Miller/Coors?

Cleverly Disguised said...

The RTG is wrong on so many counts it makes my head explode. I'm calling for a do over.

Anonymous said...

Re: Random thoughts girl: "X" marks the spot! Woohooo!

gern blansten

Anonymous said...

Good one....I'll be over here with my popcorn.

Triple Fake... said...

Kermit probably makes fewer typos than you do

Anonymous said...

Buried in the story related to your first bullet point: the child that was assaulted was the man's own 16-month-old granddaughter. The man is 34.

Holy. $#*!.

Anonymous said...

"I'll confess I didn't post a few abortion comments left under the Dead Lion post yesterday. First, it was a post about a lion. Secondly, it's just a weird logic."

Weird because you disagree with it? Weird because it made sense? Weird because it made you uncomfortable? Weird because of the truth behind it? Why weird???

Ernest T said...

No matter how you feel about Trump, you have to admit that he is a master manipulator of the media. The media is now following his every move. He doesn't have to buy ad time because he is getting coverage for free and taking it away from the other candidates.

Take, for example, the news this morning about him offering to fly kids in his helicopter at the Iowa State Fair, which he says was denied. The spokeswoman says he never requested it. It would play into his story to claim this was denied when it was never requested because he loves to play it as himself against the world.

Have to admit that Tuesday is definitely going to be interesting!

Anonymous said...

How is it that Alicia Drake has already been tried, convicted, and appealed all before the actual diddler even has his day in court? Could you explain this to us, Barry? Please?

Anonymous said...

Barry, I think that is the worst RTG ever!

Anonymous said...

Your not posting abortion comments under the Lion thread is indeed weird logic on your behalf and all your left wing, liberal weenie friends. Please explain to me and your readers just how you and others of your ilk can place a higher value on the life of a beast over that of an unborn HUMAN? Or is this question just too weird for you too????

Anonymous said...

odd that a libtard can show a rebel flag and get away with it.........

Anonymous said...

Moral outrage over the death of a lion and a collective shrug over killing human babies and selling their body parts.

Liberalism really is mental disorder.

Anonymous said...

Barry, do you think us democrats will have anyone run for the presidential election? I have heard nothing about our debates...have you? How long will Bill's wife stay in this cycle?

Anonymous said...

First 9:00 all I have to say is ROFL!

That is not your sister in-law that pic is from Miss Wise County Methamphetamine and how to collect disability convention and expo 2015. Berry took it right off their web sight that promotes our number 1 cottage industry.

Anonymous said...

"And get your popcorn ready. The first debate is less than a week away!"

Someone compared Republican candidates prepping for the first debate to be similar to NASCAR drivers preparing for a race in which they know one of the drivers will be driving drunk.

Anonymous said...

Let's see, a lion being killed while unborn babies are being killed & sold for profit, yeah BG, I can see where this shouldn't be a big deal. Too bad you've never been blessed with children of your own flesh & blood so you maybe could feel a little more differently about a precious human life.

Anonymous said...

9:26 I'm afraid you may be the one that's weird.

Howard Roark said...

Laughed out loud at the unexpected Kermit!

Triple Fake... said...

I gotta take issue with your comment about censoring comments relating to the dead lion/abortion. Not the topic itself, but the fact that you're censoring comments that you deem to be off-topic. This must be a new policy as of yesterday, because comments from way over in left field are common. And if you start screening for logic, well, the comment section will be a very short read!

Anonymous said...

10:56

Why?

mzchief said...

1/2

Just a few thoughts on the MORONIC things said and promised by Trump:

1. "I'm going to bring back all the jobs from China."...Really! People honestly think Trump has the ability, as POTUS, to bring back jobs from China? Trump is running for POTUS not Emperor of the World. If people think they want a future where all their clothing, electronics, household goods, toys and every other item they can currently afford to be made in the USA rather than in China, then they need a better understanding of economics and US history. There was a reason women, up until the 1970's, sewed clothing for their family. At no other time in the history of humanity have humans had such extensive and disposable wardrobes. There's a reason until the 1970's it was rare for families, other than the well off, to have two autos. Electronics are cheap for a reason. I doubt anyone wants to go back to the early 1980's where they paid $1000. for a 26" t.v. and an extra $100. for the remote control. THINK ABOUT IT! How much do you think it would cost for consumer items if the people manufacturing them were paid $20.00+ per hour plus benefits? Oh, there is this fact that Trump fails to mention, probably because he doesn't know much about the US economy. The US is the world's 2nd largest exporter of goods as well as the world's largest exporter of semi-conductors.

2. As with regards to the bad Iran nuke deal, Trump claims he'd make Iran do his bidding because he's a negotiator because that's what he does. Do your own investigations to how many enterprises associated with Trump have gone bankrupt. Do a little investigation regarding Trump University.

3. Trump's promise of sending back all the illegal aliens currently in the US is either the promise of someone with the mentality of a nitwit or pandering to people dumber than dirt. Let us do a tad bit of math and pretend we've already located and rounded up the 12,000,000 illegal aliens currently in the US (12 million for those of you who are, seemingly, bad at math). Let us further pretend it only costs $5,000. to process, house, feed and transport, to their nation of origin the 12,000,000. That total comes to. Let us pretend it takes only 8hrs to process all the paperwork for each one of those 12,000.000 resulting in 960,000.000 man-hours (960 million for our friends who struggle with numbers) which broken down equates to 564,706 people working the average 1700 work hours in a year. Just a FYI, you can't load up buses with illegal aliens and take them to the Canadian or Mexico boarder and just dump them off. Another consideration, think about all the taxes, in the form of property taxes including school taxes (yes, illegal aliens pay property and school taxes every time they pay their rent), sales taxes and employer taxes that will go unpaid when 12,000,000 people are deported. Will the illegal alien parents of US citizens (children born in the US) be deported? Do you really think it's a good idea to have us children left unattended in the US merely because their parents are illegal aliens? Then there is the case where one parent is an illegal alien and the other a US citizen, how do you people who are constantly complaining about the break down of the family feel about deporting a child's parent, who may or may not be a bread-winner for their household?

(to be continued in next post since I can only use 3000 characters when using HTML in a comment)

mzchief said...

2/2

Donald Trump is an ego maniacal snake-oil salesman of the same caliber as Barack Obama. THINK ABOUT IT. Trump is making the EXACT claims made by Obama. Trump claims he can make all things better with the world merely for no other reason than he is who he is. List one promise Trump has made "to make America great again" where Trump has offered even the vaguest of outline to his scheme? Remember, Obama promised to fix Washington and make politicians get along and do his bidding. Well, think about all the gnashing of the teeth that's gone on because Obama has failed to involve the other branches of government and done his own bidding. Just because Trump, currently, has an "R" associated with his name, doesn't mean it's less a violation of the US Constitution for Trump than it is for Obama with a "D".

Trump has already stated that he'd consider running as an Independent if the Republican Party does't treat him with respect. Sooo, Trump has basically stated he will sabotage the chance of any other Republican becoming POTUS. Sounds like a typical psycho threat..."If I can't have it, no one can." Perhaps, Trump believes running as an Independent will be the best use of his money in getting Hillary elected. For Trump, it's a win-win. He spends money getting Hillary elected, by garnering at least 4% of votes as the Independent candidate for POTUS, and gets to feed his ego and spend countless hours in the forefront of media coverage.

If you possess even a modicum of integrity and fairness, you would equally despise Trump for who he is and what he represents as you do Obama.

Anonymous said...

Alicia Drake, former Wise County gal, received a 15 year sentence? Are you kidding me? Sad enough that the maximum is 20 years. Lock her ass up and throw away the key!

Anonymous said...

He screened them because the "weird logic" was likely thought provoking and he didn't want to post it because he knows abortion is the one topic where liberals can never claim the moral high ground no matter how hard they try!

A far bigger outrage than the death of ol' Cecil is that we can't stamp out poverty in the greatest country in the world, and if we did so abortion would become a thing of the past for the most part. We should be working hard to give everyone the life skills, job skills and education about sex to the point all families are planned and prepared for on their own without government assistance. I'll admit that conservatives have to embrace other races so they can obtain good jobs and be able to gain wealth for us to get to that point.

The liberal worldview is that poor brown people will never really rise above their unfortunate circumstances so we will provide a lifelong nanny state, keeping them right where they are at for their votes and to save their own government jobs. Now tell me who is the most racist political party!

Anonymous said...

Those flags must come down!

Anonymous said...

Mzchief sounds like she has a thing for Trump.

Anonymous said...

I'm not Barry, but a good reason for screening abortion-related comments in the lion story is well documented in the comments today: the false dichotomy created by commenters that seem to think that it's impossible for a person to condemn both unnecessary slaughter of animals and unrestricted abortions. Based on the comments today, if you aren't happy that Cecil was killed, you think that women should be able to abort right up to the moment the doctor cuts the cord.

It's bad logic, it's divisive, and it's the reason we have the politics we do today: everything has to be black & white, when our world is gray.

mzchief said...

*that total comes to ONLY $60,000,000,000 (60 BILLION) if you believe it will only cost $5000. per illegal alien.

(sorry about that. I must have gone over the character limit)

Anonymous said...

I thought it was a crime to sell baby parts.

Anonymous said...

It is murder for me to kill a fetus but a mother and her abortion doctor can kill at will. Then the doctor can cut the baby up and sell the parts. What is going on in this country?

Anonymous said...

RTG: Trailer Park Edition

Anonymous said...

That Random Thought Girl does not make my South region rise again.

--EmmGee

Anonymous said...

TOTALLY off topic here:

Hey Barry, your girl is now a celebrity...

http://www.timesrecordnews.com/news/local-news/controversial-big-game-hunter-headed-to-deer-fest_85909176

She's making an appearance at Deerfest here in the Falls!

Anonymous said...

Lion/abortion;

The two topics are completely relevant, going to show the madness of the left. There is topical proof that a huge majority on the left find the life of a lion more valuable and important than the life of a human fetus. There does not appear to be any question about it.

On the other hand, conservatives appear to be outraged about both topics.

Go ahead and censor again...Stalinboy.

Anonymous said...

SAVE IT, Mzchief!! Trump is our next president because he's actually got the desire and the backing to get our country out of the mess Obama has it in! You are just one more loon who is trying everything to turn heads away from the one man who can help us. If he were not a strong leader, he wouldn't be where he is, and still successful! He's been up and down, but never been down and out! He's experienced in dealing with idiots --- and that is is biggest plus. He doesn't mind telling the idiots that they are not credible!

Anonymous said...

There's a reason bu has no biological kids...Just like there is a reason he is filled w so much hate. But thank gawd his gene pool dies when he does.

Anonymous said...

That girl is Skank-o-licious.

Anonymous said...

Note 1: It is illegal to sell body parts. If Planned Parenthood were to do so, file charges and prosecute. Fact is they haven't so no charges. Why are so many ready to accept silly propaganda?

Note 2: Mzchief fairly well describes some of Trump's goofy claims. All you need to do is ask him, "How do you accomplish..." whatever he just claimed. Today he even claimed he'd build a boarder fence and have Mexico pay for it!! Oh sure, that'll work.

Note 3: A Catholic nun has identified a critical flaw in the "Pro Life" crowd. They vigorously support the unborn and then ignore the born. A very unChristian attitude.

whisky O said...

Sorry your guy/girl is behind in the polls.
So is mine, but I think I'll wait til the first debate is over to go nuts.

Anonymous said...

4:53. Yep you're a radical wacko.

Anonymous said...

958,

So being upset about millions of children being slain is...radical?

OK, I guess I am a radical wacko.

mzchief said...

To anonymous 12:47...

Calling a fetus a child is no different than calling a bowl full of batter a cake. Sure, that batter has all the necessary building blocks to make a cake but it's not a cake until it's fully baked. The same is true about a fetus needing to gestate/bake to become a baby/child.

Just because your Santa God tells you that it's a baby the moment a spermatozoa rams into an ovum doesn't make it true or should it impact anyone but you and the other followers of your "faith," who seem to not understand that reproduction isn't a miracle it's a matter of biology.

Reproduction is the only "miracle" that can be performed by drunk teens in the backseat of a car and stray cats in an alley.

Anonymous said...

Mz,

I truly pity you. I hope before you leave this earth, you see where you might possibly be in error.

Anonymous said...

And so, I take it Mzchief, you don't believe in God? At least, not the God on which western civilization was built?

You know, all my doctor friends tell me we still don't understand what causes that initial spark of life. If we did, we could create it for ourselves, much like your cake batter analogy. For all our glorified scientific understanding, we still can't create an ant in the lab, much less a human.

Oh, and thank God for Chevys and Fords.

mzchief said...

To Anonymous @ 6:49...

Actually, scientists do know EXACTLY what causes the "initial spark of life." It has been scientifically replicated in petri dishes for decades and is called In Vitro Fertilization. BTW...you really do need to get smarter "doctor friends."

Educate yourself, just a little and people MIGHT actually give credence to SOME of the BS you spew. Just because you're ignorant, with regard to a well know FACT, doesn't make the FACT any less correct.

As for your assumption regarding my belief in God, not surprisingly, you're wrong again. Not everyone requires the hocus pocus and mumbo jumbo of man-made religions to have a personal relationship with and faith in God. Do you honestly believe that God only came on the scene when Western civilizations were built? Do you honestly believe there was no God until Jews established monotheism?

Anonymous said...

Barry, do you think us democrats will have anyone run for the presidential election? I have heard nothing about our debates...have you? How long will Bill's wife stay in this cycle?

I don't think Bill's wife has the cycle anymore

Anonymous said...

Mz,

Sometimes you can seem so intelligent, and then other times, not so much.

Your ignorance of biology is fascinating. Scary, but fascinating.