The Campaign For DA

8.07.2015

Random Friday Morning Thoughts




  • The Republican debate was beyond entertaining. I've said it before, because of Trump, we are watching the most bizarre political drama in American history. And with Trump's constant threat to run as an Independent (and, boy, did he double down on that last night), he now single handedly controls the Republican nomination. 
  • Mrs. LL turned to me during the debate and asked, "He can't possibly win, can he?" I paused. I thought. I paused. I thought. And then I said, "I no longer know."
  • Is there anything more irrelevant the Fox's Frank Luntz and his "focus group"? Who are those people? I don't even think they reflect the views of Fox News viewers. (They bashed Donald Trump after the debate as if they had never seen Trump before.)
  • I think Trump's poll numbers will rise but I also think the Republican base is beginning to realize there might be a problem.  And Fox News has no idea what to do now.  He's like an unplanned pregnancy caused by their past reckless rhetoric. 
  • Rand Paul tried to use the Fourth Amendment to win the debate last night. Note to Paul: The hardliners can't find the Fourth Amendment. That will get you no where. (I heard Mark Davis this morning criticize Paul and actually used the phrase "Those heroes at the NSA who are keeping us safe." The NSA is the government organization reading your emails and listening to your phone calls without a warrant.)
  • First item in the Update is Chaos-In-Rhome related: Two city councilmen resign as well as the City Administration. But the City Administrator is also Chief of Police and he'll keep that job. Wait. What? 
  • One more debate thought: A subject that wasn't part of the debate was the economy. Oh, how far we've come. 
  • Few details, but four people, including three teenagers, were killed in a wrong way driver type crash near Greenville last night. 
  • Viking Adrian Peterson's two year probation for injury to a child was reduced from two years to nine months by the presiding judge. Montgomery County District Attorney Brett Ligon (a big "look at me" kind of DA) said the judge seemed "enamored with an elite athlete." Enjoy your next court appearance, buddy.  (Ligon has always been a government employee. Well, except for the time he worked as a lawyer for Houston Police Officer's Union where he was paid by union fees taken from the government checks of the officers.) 
  • Had another out of town lawyer ask me at a docket yesterday, "How does all of this work?" With mixed emotions, a nicely told him how it all works.
  • I keep hearing a ton of commercials for pre-paid legal defense (both civil and criminal) for CHL holders.  It seems to run about $10 a month.  I'd like to know the number of CHL holders who have been sued or criminally prosecuted in Texas for using a gun. Not a single case comes to mind. 



69 comments:

Anonymous said...

I could have sworn the debate I watched did discuss the economy. Taxes, job creation and reining in the fed and their over regulation of businesses all have to do with the economy.

wordkyle said...

"I think Trump's poll numbers will rise but I also think the Republican base is beginning to realize there might be a problem." - C'mon, BG, that's playing both sides of the prediction, don't you think? Regardless of what Trump's numbers do, you'll be right.

SpanishWarDonkey said...

You've probably killed Bacon with this one today, BG. Nice going Green you've kill a LL legend.

DF Shooter McGavin

Anonymous said...

Barry fears that Trump might win and reverse the damage that Obama has done to our country.

Anonymous said...

I don't know why you keep warning the Republican base about Trump. Who do you think is keeping his poll numbers so high? The far right that will vote for the nuttiest/most racist/most bigoted candidate on the ballot. They, my friend, ar the Republican "base".

And I've been saying for a while that Trump and the Tea Party are the offspring of the Republican run to the right. But they'll keep running.

Rage

Goober's Friend Andy said...

If trump were to be elected president, in four years the U.S. would enjoy virtual isolation in the international community. Russia would take our place, normalize relations with the 2nd tier European countries and court the third world countries we need for so many of our raw products. There's a reason it's called DIPLOMACY and trump can't pronounce it, much less know how to practice it. And you think there is dysfunction between the executive and legislative branches now? You ain't seen nothin' yet if trump gets elected. And the sadest part is with the mentality of the electorate in this country, it is becoming a real possibility.

Anonymous said...

RTG right off the people of Walmart site.

Anonymous said...

Great post-abortion babe pic

Anonymous said...

Jeb Bush was lethargic. Time he throw in the towel.

I wont vote for the Yankee fat ass either.
I cant believe Christie would even try. He has a feminine last name and he handed O the last election with that photo op with Obama.

All the politicians are the same. And they all suck.

I sure hope Trump wins, and I am not even angry or white.

mzchief said...

Trump supporters are no different than Obama supporters. They suck up to anyone who says what they want to hear and ignore ALL prior actions that prove that Trump and Obama are just pandering to brain-dead idiots.

I didn't think I could be anymore disgusted by Trump until I saw what a misogynistic pig he is when he actually threatened Megan Kelly for doing nothing more than questioning Trump on his prior derogatory comments regarding women.

Trump, just like Obama, didn't give a SINGLE outline of what he would do to fix everything he's pointed out that is wrong with the US. "I do what I do." isn't a plan.

Keep supporting Trump and you'll get a 3rd term of Obama, regardless of whether or not Trump or Clinton become POTUS.

Personally, I think Marco Rubio did a great job and has an excellent point when he says, we don't need people with 20th century ideas leading the US in the 21st century.

Anonymous said...

One word on the RTG--------------------VOMIT!

Anonymous said...

9:19 - How's Obama working out for you?

wordkyle said...

919 - It's funny that the list of consequences you predict if Trump is elected, are practically the same consequences we have under Obama the Messiah. Russia is ascending, our allies as well as our non-allies don't trust and/or hate the United States, and a major schism exists between Obama and Congress, including members of his own party. Trump may be an egomaniacal blowhard...but you can't really differentiate between Trump and Obama in that regard.

Triple Fake... said...

Montgomery Co. DA post:
I'm puzzled by the backstory you've provided. What does it have to do with the case, or with the comment he made about it? Beyond unrelated. Very tabloid-like on your part.

RTG:
the old phrase "bigger is better" does not hold true in all cases. That's just unappealing. For once, I really am more interested in the setting

Anonymous said...

8:59 - I think at the very least Bacon will go into vapor lock. I hope he sees it ... we hear from him so infrequently now.....

Anonymous said...



Donald Trump is no more wheels off than the rest of the politico train.
While his technique is questionable, he brings out the radical crazy that both sides seem to support in some form. This countries social ineptness is not Republican based.. Rage here is a sample of what I refer too.


Then there's the left, which I assume most liberals prescribe too.
The people that brought you the same sex marriage and gay crap that has already offered us a child (trans-sexual Jazz) on a reality TV.

Whereby, they can be convince us that you don't choose, but you born this way? (with a lot of help from crazy ass parents)

With that same mentality let's think the liberal way..
Let's give children guns and let them decide if they were born to be hunters, serial killers or just transsexuals.

We all in???? Let's spin the wheels off this bad boy!!

Anonymous said...

Barry, what's the difference between a Democrat and a Socialist?

Anonymous said...

Uh, I slept through 45 minutes of the debate, but I know I heard a whole segment on the economy prior to that. I even heard the goofball moderator (Not Kelly or Wallace) say, "we're going to change subjects and talk about the economy."

Anonymous said...

The economy was part of the debate, and discussed at some length. Maybe you were watching a different discussion.

Anonymous said...

Hey wordy, how'd the jobs report turn out this morning?

MzChief--idealogues on both sides are dolts. Duh. The difference is that Obama has tried to get everyone insurance, tried to reach a peace with Iran when the last 100 years (1,000 years?) of ME policy has failed, and can, if Israel ever gets rid of Netanyahu, reach a peace there as well.

He will get more done (or confirmed by the courts) in his last coupe of years than any modern president has.

And the stock market is still high, and jobs keep improving, to the extent that Republicans can't even bring up the subject in their own debate.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Ole Barry said

He's like an unplanned pregnancy caused by their past reckless rhetoric.


And we all know what that means in progressive land...right??

Anonymous said...

Wordkyle thinks "Russia is ascending"! Bahahahahahaha!

Anonymous said...

10:29, What's the difference in a Fascist and a Teabagger?

wordkyle said...

1052 - Well, yes. In what way do you think I'm wrong about that?

Anonymous said...

And the stock market is still high, and jobs keep improving, to the extent that Republicans can't even bring up the subject in their own debate. - Rage

You've been sleeping through class, haven't you?

Anonymous said...

On the Rhome issue. Davis steps down from the city administrator position. He was quoted in the paper dissing the mayor. He states that he is going to keep his job as police chief. What if the mayor says your done buddy. Always be careful of the toes you step on today, might be connected to the ass you have to kiss tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

1. RTG is almost to full fledged gunt status....a few more tacos and mai tais will do it.

2. Regarding the CHL prepaid defense....I believe they also defend against UCW and Placed Weapons Prohibited cases. Those do occur, especially at DFW airport.

Anonymous said...

Re: Today's RTG - Those are beyondd huge.

Anonymous said...

Rage, For someone that isn't an Obammy fan, you sure defend him a lot. I wonder how 93 million unemployed people or 56 million women unemployed feel optimistic about the economy or Wall Street?

Anonymous said...

The poor Town of Rhome. So much potential.

Anonymous said...

Rage must be doing a bit.

Anonymous said...

If Trump will fix the border I will be happy and vote for him. That is all I need. I am tired of paying the medical expenses of all the illegals as well as those of the unemployed American workers that they have displaced.

Anonymous said...

Rage,

If you believe the jobs report is positive you are grossly misinformed. Americans out of work in the U.S. continues to increase.

http://www.rt.com/usa/238697-americans-labor-jobs-report/

My advice is get informed.

And Iran. . . Even Kerry is not aware of the side deals brought to the table.

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/lawmaker-kerry-doesnt-know-whats-in-the-iran-side-deal/article/2568797

Again, get informed.

Anonymous said...

10:56 - You must not understand what fascism is.

Anonymous said...

Rhome special meeting was cancelled due to lack of a quorum. Instead, residents swapped stories among themselves outside city hall about police harassment from the administrator, the lack of confidence in the Mayor Pro Tem, the usual jokes about councilman Moore's ego, and how the two members who resigned were the only smart ones in the bunch.

Anonymous said...

12:14, I know exactly what it is.

Anonymous said...

10:56, One occupies the White House and the other is about 50 million people that love our country?

Goober's Friend Andy said...

The mentality of the people on this blog just proves what I was talking about. To all you mental pigmies who can't follow a line of thought or discussion, my subject was TRUMP! Not Obama or Libreal weenies or who has done what to or for who or the economy yada yada yada. It was about TRUMP and his inability to practice diplomacy in an international theatre and lack of ability to govern with a population predominantly composed of middle class people and their domestic issues. Jeez! And we wonder why our schools and townes are in the shape they're in. You must be the people running them.

Anonymous said...

Mrs. LL turned to me during the debate and asked, "He can't possibly win, can he?" I paused. I thought. I paused. I thought. And then I said, "I no longer know."

Do you really believe Mrs. LL thinks you're some kind of oracle?

Anonymous said...

Here is a collection of Trump tweets that he wrote after the debate yesterday:

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-33823575

Someone who watched more of the debate than I did -- Was Kelly really that bad or is Trump just being a nut?

Anonymous said...

I am 68 yrs old and 25 pounds overweight. I still look better than today's rtg. Even her feet are fug uglee.
My gawd, Barry! Did you throw away your glasses?

Anonymous said...

I hope Rhome has the courage to clean up this mess!
Time to clean house and replace the police chief.
The council needs to review his record and accomplishes, or lack there of!
Wait!
The chief did purchase a luxury SUV for himself to drive.
Anyone every consider the cost of the vehicle. Do an open records request and prepare to be surprised.

Anonymous said...

Rage

Many times I agree with you, but today you could not be more wrong. This President has divided our country, alienated our allies, reduced civil liberties, outsourced jobs and promoted decadence.

9:19 AM

You described the current state of affairs the current administration has produced. Intentionally, not by ignorance or incompetence.

Anonymous said...

Bad move dissing another city official. Crapping on a fellow city member in the press is a sure way to lose business.

Anonymous said...

Rhome needs to hire Rose back. Citizens are upset.

Anonymous said...

11:01

Provide some of your linkie links to show how Russia is ascending.

You may also want to provide some linkie links to their submarine docks showing their navy is in shambles, and their air force, which is in shambles, and their economy which is fraught with graft(and in shambles) and their ability to provide for their people(which is in shambles).

Step up or stop off.

Anonymous said...

All of you saying that I am wrong about Obama are the same ones driving your fancy cars and living in your fancy houses because his administration has continued to help our country's economy thrive. STOP speaking out of both sides of your mouths and recognize yourselves for the bigoted, hateful, inbred hillbillies that you are.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Make Pennington chief. Promote from within.

Anonymous said...

Y'all think 1/3 of America is out of work? Get a goddamn clue.

2:59, it's not Obama doing the dividing. Did you watch the debate last night? 16 wedge issue candidates were on stage.

Rage

Anonymous said...

http://www.kltv.com/story/29721876/judge-sentences-east-texas-man-to-get-married-or-face-jail-time

I'm surprised you missed this headline, Barry. Seems to be right in your wheel-house.

Anonymous said...

"Few details, but four people, including three teenagers, were killed in a wrong way driver type crash near Greenville last night."

But that won't stop you from bashing cops for making legal intervention of drunk drivers.

Anonymous said...

One of my favorite things that BG does is trolls us with pictures of girls like that. Well done, my liberal friend.

Anonymous said...

Rhome, the other Runaway Bay! Apparently 3:55 must not know much about Pennington. The drama continues.

wordkyle said...

LOL Numbers still stump some uh, people. From the latest employment report:

Population age 16 and over - 250,876,000
Unemployed - 8,266,000
Not in the labor force - 93,770,000 (Highest percentage since 1978)

Most readers can work out the percentages for themselves. Those who stay willfully uninformed can't.

Anonymous said...

It appears the RTG ran out of sunscreen before she could do her chestal area. She should buy by the case in the future. I do.

DF Chesty Morgan

Anonymous said...

Rage, Ain't nobody buying your stupidity today.

Anonymous said...

353,

I am sure you are not actually Rage. All you have to know about your buttboy Obama, other than the terrible labor nonparticipation stats, is that the median household income has dropped by five grand since Obama has been in office.

So stop lying.

Not sucked in by FoxNews spin said...

Mr. wordkyle:

You are correct about the numbers not in the labour force. And anyone with half a brain knows that number will continue to grow for the next 10-15 years just because of one simple fact: the largest generation alive (baby boomers) are starting to take early retirement, retirement, or simply do other activities that do not reflect in the labour force. And this has nothing to do with partisan politics, economic factors, etc. it is simply a fact of demographics and technology. That generation which outnumbers any generation currently in the labour force (greatest, boomer, genX, GenY, & now millinials) are reaching their golden years and thanks to improved health care and modern chemistry (meds) are living longer and showing up in the "not in the labour force" category. Nice try, but no cigar.

Anonymous said...

916,

Stop lying. This is not a game, and at least deserves truth. The number of people leaving the work force, going on disability, taking early retirement, is WAY up. The reason is, they have NO other options. They are let go from their long careers, and now cannot get a job paying nearly what they made before. Usually, they cannot make what they can get out of retirement income.

The fact is, those millions of people would still rather work, but cannot get a good enough job...it would cost money to work. So they "retire".

I am in that demographic, and many of my friends are in this exact situation. So stop lying about something you either know nothing about, or are simply trying to spin for political purposes.

wordkyle said...

916 - A valid premise, but it's based on what you think you know instead of data. Nate Silver's website -- not known as being anti-Obama, or pro-Republican -- has done the work for us, and shows that most of those leaving the work force are in the 25-54 age range.

Another indicator is that because of the factors you mention -- improved health care, modern chemistry, and living longer -- Baby Boomers are in fact working longer, often due to economic factors. If you wanted data rather than what your half a brain thinks it knows, you could go directly to the government's information. In this table you can see that the participation rate for those aged 65 and older has actually risen in recent years.

Of course, if you have actual data to support your claim, that would add validity to your argument.

Anonymous said...

9:16 has daddy issues.

Anonymous said...

Wordkyle and numbers...
Population age 16 and over - 250,876,000
Unemployed - 8,266,000
Not in the labor force - 93,770,000

How many of the 93,770,000 are retired Senior citizens? (Highest percentage since ever)

Yeah, you need to rethink your strawman theories.

mzchief said...

To Anonymous 9:16...

Clearly, you don't know what you're talking about.

"This year, the “Millennial” generation is projected to surpass the outsized Baby Boom generation as the nation’s largest living generation, according to the population projections released by the U.S. Census Bureau last month."

source

Sooo, yeah, Obama still sucks and so do you.

Anonymous said...

9:16,

Not to pile on, but the polls say obamanomics has failed. Over two thirds of the US thinks we are on a downward spiral, and are not confident of the US economic future. They attribute this to your messiah.

Being 19 billion in debt, with almost half of that due to Obama, we are going to have a hell of a time digging out of the hole he has dug.

Anonymous said...

10:05

Your comments are worthless here. Post them on your own blog where no one will read them or care.

It amazes me that you believe you have some kind of superior knowledge over the followers of Barry's blog.

Wake up, get a life, move on.

You have earned the label "pompous ass" many times over, and I'm sure you make a comment that reinforces that opinion.

Anonymous said...

In WK's own words:

"In my 7+ years of participating in the comments on Liberally Lean, I've been accused of many things, from being a racist to living in my mom's basement to (ahem) not blogging often enough. Given all that, I found this article on comment etiquette interesting. From "Comment Etiquette" by Maeve Maddox (some pointers are from other sources):

1. Be specific.
2. Don’t leave a link.
3. Stay on topic.
4. Be nice.
5. Keep it brief.

Practice respectful disagreement, not personal attacks.
Be brief and don’t turn every comment into your own personal blog post.

And, on being a "blog hog":

You might be a blog hog if you hijack someone else’s blog and use your comment to toot your own horn, discuss your accomplishments ad infinitum without being asked, hog the thread, dominate the conversation vs. join it, or take it upon yourself to jump in and reply to every question or comment other visitors make."

wordkyle said...

1) I've provided data to support my arguments. Still waiting on others to support theirs.
2) 1154 - So how many are retired senior citizens? Are you basing your opinion on a question to which you don't know the answer?
3) It's truly humbling to be the center of attention for so many of you. However, focusing on me personally doesn't further the conversation, does it? If you really want to have an impact, make an argument and support it with something approaching facts or valid information. In using the tactics you doggedly keep trying over and over, a) you don't hurt my feelings, b) you don't dissuade me from commenting, and c) you make yourselves look childish.

But just for tonight, dream of me, mm'kay?

Anonymous said...

Rhome has alway had a reputation!
Now I understand why!

Anonymous said...

618,

You are the only one that calls WK a pompous ass.

That is because you have no facts to back your argument, and are wrong on the issues. Just like a child, the only recourse you have is to call names, and pout. You are a liberal, and your socialist beliefs do not work in the real work.

You have a theoretical existence, where you are superior only in your own mind.