The Campaign For DA

7.01.2015

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts





  • You want internal emails from the City of McKinney regarding The Pool Party That Cost A Cop His Job? They will bill you $79,229.09 for information which is your right to see.
  • Hood County Clerk Katie Lang stood by her religious convictions to not issue marriage license to same sex couples for ..... a few hours. She now says she won't personally issue them but that her clerks will. Has she caved? She says "no" and blames those who "have misreported and misconstrued my prior statements".  Riiiiight. As I said yesterday, she had no idea the media storm that was about to descend upon her. She does now. 
  • Wise County has announced it will issue same sex marriage licenses. (Pause. How much would you have bet five years ago that you would ever read that sentence?) Anyway, what's the over/under on the number of days before a couple actually applies? Since you don't have to be a county resident to get one, that complicates the odds.
  • And if you consider yourself (1) smart, (2) a Christian, and (3) a conservative, listen to this quick interview that Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick had with Mark Davis yesterday where Davis rightfully took issue with a government employee refusing to do her job. Davis is as right wing as they come and a devoted member of Grapevine's Fellowship church.  It almost felt like he began to think, "Sheesh, maybe these Texas leaders are nuts" in the middle of it. (He wrote about it in this morning's Dallas Morning News.)
  • Very bizarre: Here's the soundtrack to the original Spee-Lunker's cave ride at Six Flags. It was created by Barry Green -- not me, however. (Thanks BagofNothing)
  • Power Down: Mavs free agent talk. You have hope of them signing someone? It never happens. But Shark Tank is doing great.
  • Here's a pre-emptive complaint: With all the advances we have seen, how have fireworks not progressed in 50 years? 
  • This girl in the story below is living in Rhome but that's about the only Wise County connection.  I'm still trying to figure out where they came from and their path of travel. The story references it as a "Fort Worth pool hall" but they were seen by a cop southbound on Business 287 (the Saginaw cutoff) and Bonds Ranch Road. There's definitely a pool hall near there.  They ultimately crashed at a dead end on west Heritage Trace Parkway.  I love maps but that path of travel is pretty odd.


60 comments:

Anonymous said...

I still want to know if the Wise County Messenger will publish notices of same-sex weddings.

How will the very liberal publisher and newsroom staff reconcile their politics with their possible fear of offending (and losing) their very conservative readers?

Anonymous said...

The religious clerks might want to re-read the teachings of Jesus and the Apostle Paul regarding Christian's relationship with authority.

Once again using religion for political purposes. When will elected officials stop pandering to the lowest IQs in their base?

Anonymous said...

that's a big ol gal

Anonymous said...

Are you trolling Bacon with today's RTG?

Anonymous said...

Today's gonna be a great day for Bacon.

Anonymous said...

What kind of fireworks are you talking about? If you're just talking about the run-of-the-mill fireworks you buy at the stand on the side of the road, you could pretty accurately ask, "how have fireworks not progressed in 1200 years?" Pretty sure 7th-century Chinese fireworks were about the same as today's Black Cats.

If you're talking actual fireworks displays, though, you need to look beyond the local annual display. Go somewhere like Walt Disney World and you'll find fireworks displays with shaped charges that create patterns when they explode, all timed to coordinate with music, lasers, and high-def projection mapping systems.

Anonymous said...

If that photo doesn't bring Bacon out of hiding then.....he really is dead.

Anonymous said...

If Jesus surrendered to authority he would not have faced death on the cross.

Anonymous said...

Totally unrelated:
I'm sick of these young kids saying they can't work, because they're "in college" two days a week. Newsflash- If you are taking less than 12hr of classes, you are not "in college". You're just killing time.

Anonymous said...

Anyone who has observed the decisions of our embarrassing supreme court would have known that we would be issuing homosexuals marriage licenses. What a slap to evolutionists that think we are evolving into something more intelligent.

Anonymous said...

....blames those who "have misreported and misconstrued my prior statements".

So she blames the media.....the liberal, left-wing radical media?
I would too. They are responsible for the corruption and degradation of this country. And you are right there with them.

Anonymous said...

The Hood County Clerk probably looked at the details of her office holder bond & liability insurance and discovered she would be on the hook for the full amount in a lawsuit by not following her oath. Amazing how her deeply held convictions wilted away overnight.

DF Liberally Lean Legal Analyst

Anonymous said...

Spee-Lunker Cave! Great ride on a 100 degree Texas day. Loved that frosty mist shot straight in my face as I exited the cavern.

DF Don't Read Anything Into My Comments Straight Guy

Anonymous said...

I think Bacon may go into coronary arrest today. Good job, Barry!

DF Sir Mix-A-Lot

Anonymous said...

FAFAFI

Anonymous said...

Where is Bacon when he is most needed?

Anonymous said...

RTG is like a mo-ped ... extremely fun to ride (but you most certainly don't want your friends to see you)

Anonymous said...

Could any of you hayseeds handle today's RTG? I know BG (aka the Lefty Shill) couldn't.

Anonymous said...

Cool video about presidential candidates houses:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3L5hn5B8TYI

Anonymous said...

Bu I am with you on wondering how has fireworks not advanced.

You would think at least the niggar chasers would get a bit faster!

Anonymous said...

Where in 1st amendment does it say you are free to impose your religious beliefs on others? That amendment was included to ensure that the government did NOT force any particular religion on the people. Don't you get it? You may choose your religion but you must obey the law.

Anonymous said...

9:15 -

Are you sure Jesus didn't "surrender to authority"? I'm thinking he faced death on the cross precisely BECAUSE he surrendered to authority. He allowed himself to be arrested, rebuked a disciple for using physical violence in his defense, subjected himself to sham trials before both religious and civil courts, and accepted the physical punishment and ultimately the capital punishment that was ordered by those in authority.

Besides, the New Testament makes it clear: we submit to government (Rom. 13:1-7). You can intentionally disobey the law of the land if it violates God's law (Acts 5:27-29). But if you do that, you still have to accept the government's authority over you and accept the punishment you receive from that - like Peter and John rejoicing for their flogging (Acts 5:40-42).

So Ms. Lang and others can disobey the law if they want, but they should joyfully accept the punishment they receive.

Anonymous said...

10:31, if you think about it, aren't ALL people, religious or not, conservative or liberal, always trying to impose their beliefs on other people?


Anonymous said...

Hey Barry, the Article about the girl from Rhome. The west Heritage Chase Parkway is the light off 287 business (Saginaw cutoff) where you have to turn to get on Old Decatur Road. Sad situation.

Anonymous said...

I agree with 10:32.
I thought all these people who were not going to issue GML's would stick to their guns or at least quit. I guess they did not want to relinquish their post to a gay.

Anonymous said...

Regarding the McKinney cost estimate for public information - you do have a right to it - but you should have to pay for it. There are fee schedules for a lot of government tasks. Same as getting an accident report. Or getting an inspection on a new home. Or even getting a public defender - don't we have a right to a public defender?? Isn't someone paying for that (Taxpayers???)? They are not pulling this number out of the sky -- it is a fee schedule and they are estimating the costs associated with completing that request for information.

Sam Brows said...

9:28 Good point. I think it is also noteworthy that the very same group of individuals who would have us believe the earth is hundreds of millions of years old...because that's what the DNA of skeletal remains tells us...would have use ignore that same DNA evidence when it comes to what it tells us about the sexual makeup of a man or a woman and the ability or inability of gender to be a transient thing.

10:31 Hang with me on this one for just a minute. Fifty years ago nobody would have taken a bet that the Supreme Court, in that person's lifetime, would rule that sexual orientation is a constitutionally protected right. But, that's what the Court has rules. Realizing that nobody would take a bet that the Supreme Court will ever rule that all families must sacrifice their firstborn daughter while she remains a virgin to placate the great volcano gods, if the court did make a ruling, it seems to me that you would argue no family would be right in refusing to adhere to the law on religious grounds, because that's the law. Have I got that about right?

CT said...

Speelunker's cave at Six Flags--great place to make out when i was in middle school!! :P

Anonymous said...

RTG is absolutely HOT and would not have any of you!!!

Anonymous said...

RTG:

FAP FAP FAP FAP FAP.
All better now.

Anonymous said...

BG,

A bullet point about emails, and it does not involve Hillary? You really are a joke.

Seems like a few states are getting on the ball, and looking at getting out of the marriage business? Finally, some pols with sense.

Easiest way to end all of the bullshit. Stop issuing any licenses. You want to be married? Then get married. Thousands of years of common law marriage says you do not need a piece of paper.

Anonymous said...

Sam - Surely your comparison of same sex marriage licenses to murdering children must be a troll post.

Anonymous said...

Regarding the McKinney cost estimate for public information - you do have a right to it - but you should have to pay for it. There are fee schedules for a lot of government tasks.

Did you read the article? McKinney wants $63,583.50 to pay programming personnel to ”execute an existing program or to create a new program so the requested information may be accessed and copied,“ and an additional $14,726.80 to cover the time a computer resource takes to execute the program.

Complete horsehockey.

This is government hiding it's skeletons with red tape and you should be incensed about it. You scream bloody murder over Jade Helm, but don't bat an eye about actual government wrongdoing.

Anonymous said...

More time needs to be spent on more pressing matters. Same sex marriage. It's a done deal, the law, move on! My goodness gays in a Wise County! Who would have thought? Next thing you know there will be gays at church and schools!

Anonymous said...

I am pretty sure that there is enough room in that belly button to hide a large marble.

Anonymous said...

I have seen some mighty fine RTG's over the years on this blog. And I have enjoyed viewing almost all of them. But I can honestly say that I don't believe there has been one that I have wanted to actually do, more than this one!! This one is an amusement park!! Thank you Barry.

Anonymous said...

If you were to tell Barry Green today that they will be granting marriage licences for multiple partners in a few years he wouldn't believe you.

Anonymous said...

Do you remember the smell and appearance of the water in Spee-Lunkers Cave? Man, I can't get it out of my memory decades later. Funky.

Loved the Indian War Canoes. You could see the rails that guided it just under the lagoon. Never paddled & we still reached shore.

DF Six Flags Fan

Anonymous said...

I would like to take todays RTG out for a shrimp dinner.

Anonymous said...

12:57 PM

I wanna try first!

Anonymous said...

Talk about cushion for the pushing..... Daddy likes!!!!

Anonymous said...

So, nothing from Bacon. Dang.

@9:14 - Long live Bacon. We all rejoice in the memory of his finely-tuned appreciation of the womanly form (and the more of it the better she scored).

Anonymous said...

Hey to all you armchair preachers justifying what Jesus would or would not do... the Bible also says homosexuality is an abomination to God and don't do it. I'm paraphrasing of course but you experts are free to explain what those passage really mean. Maybe the Bible isn't really relevant at all?

Anonymous said...

The Bible also condones slavery. Maybe it's just a collection of fairy tales weakminded people cling to for security.

Anonymous said...

Regarding the girl living in Rhome who had the DD wreck...if they were heading south on business 287 (goes to Saginaw) they were not heading home if they were living in Rhome...they would have been heading towards Saginaw. Very sad that drunks leave bars 2 & 3 times over the limit. The pool hall should be held accountable..they are supposed to be sober and know how serious DWI is.

Anonymous said...

8:05 PM

Ah, yes. Its totally the bartenders fault that the broad couldnt control her own alkeeholl intake. Might as well sue the car manufacturer for making ignition keys as well.

Anonymous said...

Fireworks have progressed substantially in the past 50 years.

Anonymous said...

I really don't need a "lesson" about not driving drunk from people who deliberately made a habit of getting sloppy drunk until it caught up with them. I'm glad they didn't kill any others. What's next...a "lesson" about not being a serial killer from someone convicted of serial killings?

Anonymous said...

If there is no such thing as evolution, why are people different colors? Or, is that also a figment of my imagination? Next, a preacher will tell me that there really aren't any dark skinned people living in central Australia, or Brazil; and that if I believe there are then I will go to hell.

Anonymous said...

99.9 percent of people do not need "warnings" about getting crap faced drunk and driving from someone who did. Hate these kinds of articles. What? The 10,001st warning is the one that does the trick? There could be a million bazillion warnings and these idiots will still kill themselves and others.

Anonymous said...

Why do Adam and Eve have belly buttons when painted or drawn by all the great artists of history?

Anonymous said...



Barry,

When will you post transgender, gay or lesbian photo's for the RTG ?

How can the liberal Dems complete the "change the world for our kids" mission without the inclusion of this?

Before you or everyone starts the straight people bashing ...remember I didn't choose to hate this gay crap..I was BORN like this, I hate it and I want it abolished...NOW

Anonymous said...

Jesus did surrender to authority. The authority of His Father God who told Him to give up His right to dominate worldly government in order to show people what being a follower of Christ really means. And that's why He went to the cross and died. Just wish abbott, Paxton, Cruz and their like would follow the same example.

Anonymous said...

If anyone's looking for 8:59, you can find him in the closet

Anonymous said...

8:59 - I am impressed that you have the skills to identify gays and lesbians by sight ... what do they look like?

I am less impressed that you use apostrophes to make words plural. Here's a quick lesson: photo's (with apostrophe) either means "belonging to photo" or "photo is" (contraction). To make "photo" plural, all you need to do is add an "-s" to the end of the word!

Next lesson (this is tough) is "it's" vs. "its" ... bring a pencil and eraser, lunchbox.

Anonymous said...

I've always been faster.

DF Nigger Chaser

Denney Crane said...

I set the over and under at 16 days. Someone always wants their name in the books as being first...

Anonymous said...



9:43am
Thanks for the lesson.
Let try one for size....

I would love to invite you to impress your face to my ass, basically because you're obviously one of the liberal douches that I refer to.

How we doing?
Notice the your vs you're use.... good, right?

It's my non-gay assumption that you are a fruit-loop of some kind.
Before you make a federal case, its fine I think everyone concluded the same.

Wow we are smokin now!

We have learned so much from your kind.
The "support everything" but believe in nothing types, the world has become such a better place...

No tensions, No persecution for disagreeing with the majority, solid freedom to express your opposition to the flash mob mentality.....

I'm so thankful teachers like you have this all figured out..
Thanks again

Anonymous said...

Officials make it hard/expensive to get that information because they don't want you to have it. In 2015, it should just be a matter of attaching a file and hitting send.

Anonymous said...

1:12 - I know you edited that post a million times for basic coherency and grammar, but you missed the irony. You invite me to put my face in your ass ... but I'm a fruit loop?

I would also point out that I am not a liberal douche, but a proud, literate, freedom-loving Republican douche. I'm also a heterosexual douche, so your offer does not appeal to me.

I just don't have time for the hate. I have too much going on ... what with my marriage, job, and two kiddos.

Let it go.