The Campaign For DA

8.17.2015

Random Monday Morning Thoughts



  • I had my oil changed this weekend and had to go through the "Uh, sir. Can I show you a couple of things?" routine.  I actually agreed to one of the things he suggested. Minutes later I decided that I should have said, "You might be screwing me over. If you're not, thank you. If you are, remember this moment later tonight." 
  • When it comes to "should have said", I'm George Costanza. ("Well, the Jerk Store called, and they're running out of you.")
  • Julian Bond died over the weekend. I knew nothing about him. In 1965 he won a Georgia state rep seat but the Georgia state representatives voted 184-12 not to seat him because he opposed the Vietnam War. Wow. It took the Supreme Court to set Georgia straight
  • Ben Carson seems like a great guy, but I'd have reservations about him operating on my brain. He just comes across as a regular guy instead of a neurosurgeon.
  • For over a decade I've gone to driver's license hearings in Fort Worth off Camp Bowie Boulevard. Throughout that time, there was a Planned Parenthood clinic in the same complex. It is now gone.
  • Official Liberally Lean Baseball Player Man Chris Davis has six home runs in his last six games. 
  • We always seem to see a notice that a Wise County government office will be "closed for training". I can't remember ever seeing a private business locking its doors for training. 
  • Official Liberally Lean Girl Britney Spears was at the Teen Choice Awards last night. "Hey, now."
  • I'm interested: A movie about the 1988 Carter Cowboys.  I addition to becoming famous for beating Odessa Permian (the subject of Friday Night Lights), six players became infamous for being sentenced for robbery. I know that I remember a photograph of them being to taken into court in a chain gang, but I couldn't find it. 
  • The raw footage of the explosions at that China chemical plant is amazing. But the guy filming it proved he was an idiot with his play by play account. (Language warning.) 
  • The Tea Party was bragging about raising $230,000 from a "money bomb" this weekend for state rep. Jonathan Stickland. "The result? His constituents love him." I guess that's impressive but for every $1 a person donated a SuperPAC matched it with $3. 
  • Matt Jones hitting second shot from the carpet of a hospitality tent at the PGA Championship was funny. I just wished he would have looked at the camera and said, "Kind of a thin lie." (Tin Cup bar scene shot reference). 
  • I'm finally beginning to watch Jon Oliver on HBO and caught his show on sex education, date rape, etc.  In talking about our culture, he brought up a line from a song from Grease: "Tell me more. Tell me more. Did she put up a fight?"  How did we just ignore that?
  • I can never catch the name of the band, but there is a Bomb Factory commercial on The Ticket's online feed where the announcer refers to "their hit song 'Jesus Christ'." So jarring. 
  • A thought provoking and disturbing question I heard this weekend: If a parent believes that a child will absolutely spend eternity in heaven if the child were to die before the "age of accountability", why wouldn't that parent kill his child before that age to guarantee that happens? His point was: Does the parent truly believe that?


51 comments:

Anonymous said...

Of course, parents do not truly believe that. We stell ourselves that to feel better.

SpanishWarDonkey said...

The band is called Brand New.

Anonymous said...

Your RTGirl/s are really pretty piss poor lately.

Anonymous said...

Ben Carson bothered me during the debate with his unflinching and immediate response to wholly support torture. Despite mounds of evidence that torture doesn't work anywhere but the movies, this physician seemed to indicate that not only was it acceptable, it was imperative.

First, do no harm, indeed...

Anonymous said...

If only the county judge office would close for training on how to get along with Weatherford college officials.

Anonymous said...

Dr. Carson couldn't fix your brain.

Triple Fake... said...

the best way to avoid the "Can I show you a couple of things?" routine is to be knowledgeable about vehicles, and yours in particular. A good idea is to change your air filter before you take it in. Then, if they try to tell you it's dirty and needs to be replaced, you know they're trying to cheat you

How do you prefer your neurosurgeons? With God Complexes? Are neurosurgeon and regular guy mutually exclusive?

I think "closed for training" is code for "An extra day off where we don't have to deal with the idiot public"

The Jerk Store called and wants to know why someone would even conceive of that last point? That's how religious fanatics justify their actions

Anonymous said...

"Ben Carson seems like a great guy, but I'd have reservations about him operating on my brain. He just comes across as a regular guy instead of a neurosurgeon."

If you were a Republican referring to a black liberal Democrat the left and their allies in the media could easily twist that into a racist remark.

Anonymous said...

Think the commissioner's court meets today and one of the agenda items is the Weatherford college taxation to the county. Wanna take bets on who wins?

Anonymous said...

BG you might want to take a closer look at the yellow bikini bottom girl

Anonymous said...

Your RTGirls today are hot especally the little blond.

Anonymous said...

Official Liberally Lean Baseball Player Man Chris Davis has six home runs in his last six games.

"Roids a plenty"

Anonymous said...

Your oil change this weekend reminds me of the Urgent Care clinics in Decatur. I go in for allergies and maybe a sinus infection and the next thing I know I am getting a CT scan, full physical, colostomy, etc. as the clinic harvests my insurance company. I come out of it with noting but what I needed in the first place, a 10 day supply of amoxicillin.

Anonymous said...

By the time the oil change people are done consulting, it's a wonder that any of the cars or trucks getting oil changed were even able to make it there.

Anonymous said...

9:09, since when does applying Biblical teachings to the letter make one a fanatic? It's a good question...why would any parent not want to send their children to heaven forever if they could? Because...they don't really believe in heaven, no matter how much they say they do.

Anonymous said...

"Why wouldn't that parent kill his child before that age to guarantee that happens?" Uhhh.....One very good reason is, murder is illegal!

Anonymous said...

Ben Carson doesn't need to waste time on your brain ------ the oil change guys can handle that!

Anonymous said...

I hear silence here on Hillery having top secret emails on her server and sending the server to a private company (that had no security clearance) to scrub it clean. I had a secret clearance when I served my country and I know that I would go to jail if I did any of the things she has done.

Anonymous said...

Seems like Barry has some prejudices towards black brain surgeons.

Anonymous said...

After you create your morning gems for publication...do you ever step back and say, man I need help.

Just something to ponder

Anonymous said...

Ben Carson seems like a great guy, but I'd have reservations about him operating on my brain. He just comes across as a regular guy instead of a neurosurgeon.


That is pretty racist.

But then again, you could just be jealous.

Anonymous said...

Official Liberally Lean Girl Britney Spears was at the Teen Choice Awards last night.

Always good for 13 year old children to look up to such a great roll model.

Anonymous said...

Why wouldn't that parent kill his child before that age to guarantee that happens?
The parent hopes to spend eternity with the child and murder is a sin. Remember the 10 Commandments, Baylor Grad?

Anonymous said...

Barry exhibits the left's soft racism of low expectations.

Anonymous said...

I'd smile like she is if I had a big set of knockers almost laying in my mouth.

If you don't lock the doors,how would you go get the necessary training for your personnel especially if they were the only ones that needed it and you had no additional people to cover and the training was only offered on that particular date?

Anonymous said...

A parent killing their child before the age of accountability would result in eternal separation from both their child and God as the parent would be destined for Hell. An utterly absurd question....

Anonymous said...

H3 oil pad is a good place for an oil change. Very nice and honest folks.

Anonymous said...

Britney was there to give the children a lesson in gravity.

Father O'Malley said...

Aside from being illegal, the act of murder, and depending on the faith (you did not specify, so I will have to assume mainstream evangelical christian), it would be morally wrong and the parent would suffer condemnation, or perhaps reside in purgatory. God forgives may be the reply the offending parent would use, but the commitment of a mortal, not venial, sin carries a heavy price.

If the murder of an innocent is committed in an act of murder-suicide, the child may be spiritually saved, but the parent is surely lost.

Interesting and disturbing question indeed.

Anonymous said...

When I was 11 had a bad accident where I almost died, by the grace of God survived. After attending Seminary, learning Greek, coming to the conclusion the Bible is not the word of God. It may have been better to die at 11, I could have been guaranteed a spot. Damn It.

Anonymous said...

9:45

I'm thinking that whole "Thou shalt not kill" commandment may be the showstopper for parents offing their kids.

Triple Fake... said...

why would any parent not want to send their children to heaven forever if they could?

9:45 AM

Big difference between sending your child to heaven and allowing them to get there on their own free will.
Some people will tell you that, according to biblical teaching, innocent children will definitely go to heaven. But you don't hear about too many people killing their own children to make it happen. That's the definition of fanaticism!
Plus, most of your major religions have fairly simple rules for gaining entry into heaven: profess your faith; steer clear of the deadly/mortal sins; atone/seek forgiveness when you fall short.

My head is hurting just pondering this crazy hypothetical situation, and I don't have any kids. Thanks, Green!

Anonymous said...

Saving 4/10 of one cent on the branch campus maintenance is not a win. The deficit in the budget will be offset by cuts at the campus. A savings of .15 cents per day for the average taxpayer is nothing compared to the benefits of higher education.

Anonymous said...

Saving 4/10 of one cent on the branch campus maintenance is not a win. The deficit in the budget will be offset by cuts at the campus. A savings of .15 cents per day for the average taxpayer is nothing compared to the benefits of higher education.

HarveyLee said...

How do you attract so many Biblically ignorant people in this one place?

Anonymous said...

1040,

Spot on. Somebody forgot to return her cushions to the upright and locked position.

Anonymous said...

Exactly what in the world is the deal with your ignoring of Hilly's scandals? You bring up some inane point about one of the most accomplished brain surgeons in the entire world, make a racist comment, and yet cannot generate one bullet point about a potential candidate for president that is facing potential criminal charges?

You really do have a screwed up moral compass, right?

John Holmes' Ghost said...

Dang buddy...
Those are some rough looking honeys of late. I use to come on this blog and be guaranteed at least one porn hot RTG. What happened to you man?

That said... I'd still show'em my infamous 14-inch meat cannon (I got low standards).

Doc Logic said...

You aren't the only one that raises an eye brow about the music group with the song "Jesus Christ". I did a double take a couple of times to make sure that is what I was hearing.

Anonymous said...

Tell me more. Did she put up a fight?"  How did we just ignore that?

Dude, it was 1978. 9:08 & 9:47 win the comments today.

Anonymous said...

Being a follower of idiots, you aren't used to seeing people who are genuine like Carson. Many great physicians have the ability to be genuine people....there are plenty for you however that do not.

MD

Anonymous said...

Despite your fan base that believes Christians and religious people are 'fanatics', there is absolutely nothing in your original question to suggests anything is wrong with religious people. Why would we not kill our children? Seriously?!

To extend your question into a non-religious view, you know your child will go through heartbreak and pimples and hormones and, most likely, divorce in their future? Why not kill them and save them the trouble?

Neither of these situations offer common sense. Good way to poke a sleeping bear though.

Anonymous said...

"I can't remember ever seeing a private business locking its doors for training."

That's because us in private business are paying our own way while government offices are operating on our dime.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if the fake eyelashes on the RTGs are waterproof.

DF Lady Maybelline

Anonymous said...

I am sure Ben Carson could have easily become a lawyer or a politician. Could have started out as one or the other.

But he wanted to do something useful with his life first.

Anonymous said...

Usually vote republican. Due to stance on WCWC, young republican county commissioner can forget about my vote in the future.

Anonymous said...

The County Judge and WCWC need to kiss and make up before WCWC get totally screwed. Judge McElhaney made things work and protected citizens' interests. The current judge doesn't seem able to play well with others. Hope that changes.

DF The Ghost of Decatur Baptist College

Anonymous said...

Our county judge needs to control his emotions, look at the facts and use logic to solve the serious funding problems at the wise county campus. The taxpayers contingency funds will be gone in five years unless he reverses course and works with the college. He needs someone to explain to him how serious this is and with enrollment down, there is no way to increase revenue.

Anonymous said...

Clark is trying to make a name for himself to get re-elected.

Bye bye Clark.

Anonymous said...

Were the Carter Cowboys robbers black? I bet they were black. Tell me they weren't.

Anonymous said...

Weatherford college is rated 6th best in Texas, a big advantage for our students. If the politics of never voting to raise taxes to get reelected, the WCWC budget will be unbalanced next year. The junk bonds used to build the facilities interest rate 8% can be refinanced with several years of operating in the black. $700k for financing with junk bonds, not administrative fees, is the big budget item that is not going away and one created by our commissioners. To get refinancing our elected officials have to be willing to admit the problem, and get financial advice on how to fix it, if it can be
Fixed.