The Campaign For DA

7.29.2015

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts




  • We have a dead baby giraffe at the Dallas Zoo but you would have thought we had a national tragedy last night.  Fox 4's Clarice Tinsley reading viewer comments about the death was surreal. Or surreally typical.
  • In case you missed it, the Rangers lost 21-5 last night after giving up 11 runs in the second inning. 28,000 paid to see it with the temperature at 98 degrees at game time. Count me out.
  • Heard a segment on the radio yesterday about the Doobie Brothers suing a tribute band named The Doobie Decibel System.  First, that's the greatest name ever. Secondly, couldn't every band sue a tribute band for playing its songs and making money off of them? 
  • I saw the headline that Donald Trump's lawyer had said a person cannot sexually assault a spouse and assumed it had been made decades ago by some old coot.  Nope, it was just made by a guy in his 40s. 
  • Sidenote: I had completely forgotten about Ivana. Double sidenote: I had almost forgotten about Marla Maples. 
  • "Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings sided with critics this week in calling himself 'deeply concerned' that the Dallas Convention Center will play host to sex expo Exxxotica."  I'd be deeply concerned about Dallas' 32,345 potholes.
  • So many amateur legal experts on the Sandra Bland case. Among erroneous statements I've heard are: (1) They have to tell you why you are being arrested. (2) They can't make you get out of a car. (3) They have to read you your rights.  Police rights during a traffic stop are shockingly comprehensive. But one of the greatest questions is this: Can a cop ask you to put out your cigarette.  No one knows the answer to that. I can think of scenarios where it would absolutely be justified and others where it has no relation to the traffic stop (especially as it is coming to its conclusion.)  But my blood did boil when the trooper barked: "That's a lawful order!!!!" when she refused to put out the cigarette. 
  • The concept of saying "Thank you" is completely lost on a lot of people these days.
  • Along those lines: Hey, buddy, if I slow down or take action while driving which allows you access to where you want to go, how about a simple acknowledgment with a hand wave? 
  • Wise County Commissioners were told that the county's health insurance provider paid out 17% more in health care costs than it received in premiums. There's a right way to do these things and that is not it. 
  • Who is behind the commercial telling us to contact our Congressman to oppose the Iran Nuclear Deal.  I keep meaning to catch the sponsor, but have failed so far.  Any chance it is a very pro-Israel group?
  • Vacation did not need to be remade. However, the car commercial with the original Rusty driving down the highway with Christie Brinkley as his wife is gold. Edit: I stand corrected. The commercial has Rusty from Vegas Vacation
  • That weird Waco PD spokesperson who was blaming Twin Peaks while the dead bodies were still warm has announced he is running for Sheriff. 



47 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Vacation did not need to be remade. However, the car commercial with the original Rusty driving down the highway with Christie Brinkley as his wife is gold."

Don't you mean Christina Applegate?

Anonymous said...

I can tell Bacon is going to referenced a lot today.

If he can't be here with us much anymore then at least he's with us in spirit.

Anonymous said...

I watched live the birth of Kipenzi in March...followed her life on line until they took the site down...watched her updates on facebook. Yes, I am devasted. I have cried a river. How dare you make light of her passing...imagine she was so happy to go inside, get her treat and sleep for the night...did some happy romping, made a sharp fast turn and ran into the structure and died. I know at least it was quick but my God what a loss.

Anonymous said...

RTG: First, wow. Good job BG. Second, why was the necklace photoshopped?

Anonymous said...

The RTG girl today made my day. Thank you. I opened up the Liberally Lean page and she popped up, my mouth nearly hit the desk. Where is bacon scale lately? I may have to step in and do the job. More to come with a new scale system. I will have to remain anonymous for fear of retaliation, backlash, or who I might offend and be taken down.

Anonymous said...

8:56

No, the car commercial is with Christie Brinkley.

The Donald said...

Hey, buddy, if I slow down or take action while driving which allows you access to where you want to go, how about a simple acknowledgment with a hand wave?

I agree. This used to be almost universally practiced, as good manners, in Texas. I acknowledge others' accommodations on the road, and try to be generous in allowing people to access the street when leaving a business near an intersection, or, conversely, leaving a space for people to turn into a business driveway.

But it seems many weren't taught, or don't remember, manners these days.

Anonymous said...

Health insurance for county employees keep going up but I don't understand one local insurance agency gets the business. Seems like some competition would benefit the taxpayers! Did I miss reading about other agencies wanting the business?

Anonymous said...

The woman on the far left looks like Vic's mother.

Anonymous said...

Michael Anthony Hall was the original Rusty. European and Vegas Vacations I believe both had different Rustys. I think the one in the commercial is the Rusty from Vegas Vacation.

Anonymous said...

@8:56
You're dumb

@9:05
You're dumber

Anonymous said...

Technically it is a sequel not a remake.

Anonymous said...

Rich white liberals like Barry believe that only Israel will be destroyed if Iran gets the bomb.

Bacon said...

Bacon Scale
4.8 out of 5
WOW smoking smoking!!!
GJ BG!


I am still around just busy.

Anonymous said...

correction: Anthony Michael Hall.

Anonymous said...

There's a right way to do these things and that is not it.

What did the Commissioners do that was not the right way to do it?

Anonymous said...

The statistic of health insurance premiums versus utilization is a common piece of data provided to employers. Not sure what's wrong with that.

Howard Roark said...

Thank You, Barry.

Anonymous said...


The concept of saying "Thank you" is completely lost on a lot of people these days.

REALLY???

How about "excuse me", " yes sir" , "no ma'am" , " I'm sorry" ???

Politeness vacated this generation with the same apathy as did driving skills, ability to speak and common sense.

Anonymous said...

I say and hear "thanks" repeatedly throughout my day, in the office, conducting business, at the elevator, the gym, coffee shop, etc. Maybe I'm just working and hanging out in a "thanks" kind of place. (downtown and uptown Dallas)

Anonymous said...

It's really sad and scary that morning news seems to be more about reading stuff off the internet and promoting shows on that network than anything else. Oh, and who's been killed. And that's about it.

Triple Fake... said...

if insurance always covered less than what you paid into it, what would be the purpose of paying into it in the first place?

How could you forget about Ivana when their daughter is named Ivanka?

Rusty in the original Vacation movie was played by Anthony Michael Hall. That's not him in the car ad. Commenters on youtube are saying it's Ethan Embry, whoever that is

Your Deflategate rant from yesterday:
it's one thing to be "generally aware that there will probably be a murder in the metroplex tonight committed by others." Everybody can assume that to be true, but not many of us can do anything to prevent it. Brady supposedly had knowledge that the balls were not properly inflated, and did nothing about it. That's the big difference. And the team is still saying nobody in the organization did anything wrong. So why did they suspend the equipment guys if they did nothing wrong?

Anonymous said...

Now, mind you I'm not complaining but you've had that RTG up in here before- same girl different pose.

Anonymous said...

Dumb ass giraffe breaks its neck. That is natural selection. Get over it.

Anonymous said...

Save the lions, kill the babies...!!

Anonymous said...

"Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings sided with critics this week in calling himself 'deeply concerned' that the Dallas Convention Center will play host to sex expo Exxxotica." I'd be deeply concerned about Dallas' 32,345 potholes.

I too would prefer not to play host to a pervert trade show. I'd also be concerned about posting snarky false dichotomies.

Goober's Friend Andy said...

What historically has been expected civility/manners in the south for gernerations became lost beginning with the second invasion of the Yankees in the mid 1970's. This loss of civility is exhibited by the Yankees who have taken control of the state/county/city/school governing bodies in the state. Patrick, Paxton, numerous Denton & Collin county commissioners and city council members, even Schedcik @ Alvord; they smile and shake your hand but it's "my way or the highway" when these folks get power. And the under 35 ill mannered drivers you reference are the product of these so called citizens who have taken over. And we wonder why memorials to those who defended their southern homeland against the North are defaced and vandalized?

Anonymous said...

Fill the potholes with dildos and you have a win-win!

Anonymous said...

County Health Insurance goes up but the pay stays the same, I have never understood why they don't shop Agencies. I'm sure the one they use doesn't care if they pay more because they have no competition and know they will get the commission off the sale.

Anonymous said...

It is amazing how the news media is all over a man for killing a lion but are saying nothing about the humans who die daily at the hands of ISIS. Or are saying little about the aborted babies that are being "smashed" and cut up for their body parts to be sold to the highest bidder.

Anonymous said...

I miss Katie. Come home, girlfriend.

DF WK

Anonymous said...

No 11:43 it is more like this:
Quote:
"Here's what the media is teaching us today:
If you kill babies and sell their body parts it is okay, BUT if you kill a lion, make sure it doesn't have a name."

I am not Sam but I love green eggs and ham.

Anonymous said...

Barry, it is sad to see Trump going down in flames as you predicted, especially after the spousal rape allegations that were refuted by the Trump Pump herself.

Anonymous said...

9:05 I bet it's not photo shopped it's a smudge covering her name on the necklace
;

sparkerr said...

I miss Katie, also.
Her comments were spot-on, witty, and entertaining.

Anonymous said...

We are ALL wishing that our boss would quit running around trying her hardest to find the smallest of mistakes we make, and get to her own work that she's neglected and put off for months.

Puts on a front that she's in control, but can't get her lazy assed husband to get a job. Laughable.

Anonymous said...

Are we talking pot holes, or pot hoes...?

Anonymous said...

People who don't say, "thank you" were not taught good manners at home.

And with this crazy liberal American society we live in, that will get much worse.

Sadly.

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

Said it many times before... I'll say it again.

This blog was more enjoyable before it became 'just another political blog.'

Anonymous said...

Cecil be eating good tonight!

Anonymous said...

What a bunch of whiney babies people are who have to be told thank you.

Needy much?

Anonymous said...

3:23 - you may change your mind about saying "thank you", if you wind up someday in a nursing home and somebody has to clean your rear end.

Needy much?

Anonymous said...

I miss Katy also but that's why they put a reverse on a car's transmission.

Anonymous said...

It's a shame that Rhome is below Newark on the food chain now.

Anonymous said...

I also miss Katy

Anonymous said...

Yes, we all miss Katy. I mean, who doesn't love a spoiled, tantrum prone, egocentric lesbian with psychosis? Right?

Besides, she's still here. Just holding her breath to prove a non-existent point

whisky O said...

Anyone with any sense should be opposed to the Iran nuclear deal. What part of death to America don't ya'll get? And a deal struck by the traitorist Mr. Kerry, give me a FN break. Hates America, always will.