The Campaign For DA

9.11.2015

Random Friday Morning Thoughts




  • Never have understood the hand signs.
  • Jerry Jones just had a second hip replacement a week ago?
  • I heard a rumor that some kids at Decatur High School were having the lug nuts on their cars loosened without their knowledge.
  • In August of 1994, when DA, I wrote a snooty letter to the County Court at Law Judge over who had jurisdiction of the jury room when there was a scheduling conflict: Me if I needed it for a grand jury or him if he needed it for a trial jury.  From time to time, his court administrator who is the same one, will reach down in her file drawer with the greatest smile on her face and pull out that letter to remind me about it. That happened yesterday.  That letter is 21 years old. And she must preserve it like the Constitution in the National Archives.
  • A partial sentence from today's Update about a police chase in Bridgeport that will stop you down:    " . . .  turning down First Street and then driving down the railroad tracks until wrecking his vehicle on the tracks."
  • As 9/11 was unfolding that morning, as all of our heads were spinning and we still weren't sure what was going on, my dad called me. I remember asking, "This is my generation's Pearl Harbor, right?"  I remember having a little hesitation before I asked the question because what could possibly compare to Pearl Harbor? He said, "Yes, it is."
  • And does anyone else find it hard to believe that 9/11 occurred 14 years ago? 
  • Baylor has not sold out its home opener tomorrow. Ranked 4th in the nation, defending conference champion, and the second year of the new stadium. Amazing. But there has been article after article of declining attendance of students and young graduates at college games. A couple of years ago I went to an LSU game against Washington -- everyone told me I had to see a night game there -- and there were huge open sections in the upper deck.
  • But TV ratings for college and pro games continues to soar. I bet attendance at all sporting events declines over the years as the population becomes more and more composed of people who have always had smart phones, high def giant TVs, and constant entertainment.  Hey, I'm already at that point for Cowboy games. I received free tickets to a Seahawks game three or four years ago, and I'll never go again because it was such a beating.
  • A 7 year old from Alvord in in the Update's obits. Anyone know anything?
  • Trump is all about Trump. My new theory:  In the beginning, he thought he had no chance but could get on the debate stage and do a bit that would get everyone talking. And then after the free publicity, he would drop out with a rant about how politics are corrupt, "only for losers", and he has multi-million corporations to run. I still think he'll drop out with bang, but now there's a chance he could win the first  two or three primaries. If he drops out after that, he's an icon (for something) and truly an historic political figure. Heck, we still talk about Ross Perot.



51 comments:

Anonymous said...

I bet Barry's first response to 9/11 was to blame American intervention.

Anonymous said...

"Baylor has not sold out it's home opener tomorrow."

Why pay for a ticket to the game when you can watch an episode of "Cops" on TV and see the same people.

wordkyle said...

"Trump is all about Trump." Probably true. Equally true is the statement "Hillary is all about Hillary." She may still be forced out of the race by her shenanigans, and if she is, look for her to try to take others (Obama) down with her. She and Bill have had nearly 30 years of others falling on the sword for them, but this time she may finally be forced to take the consequences of her actions herself.

Anonymous said...

The American left can recognize evil from the past but are blind to present day evil. That's why people like Barry should stick to sports and micro issues.

Anonymous said...

I'm 38, so I didn't grow up with phones/devices/screens, but it's difficult for me to imagine going to a live sporting event for two reasons: time and cost. Time is a factor because it takes so very long to drive to the venue, park, and then spend an eternity getting back out of the parking lot to then drive all the way home. The bigger factor to me, though, is cost. The cost to go to a professional game (one of the big 4, at least) is ridiculous. Combine the cost of tickets, parking, and food with the fact that the view from my couch is infinitely better, and it's an easy decision for me.

I understand the thrill of being there with the crowd. I've taken the family to minor-league baseball games, and we love going to high-school football games on Friday nights (mainly because our daughter is in band, but the point is still valid). For me, there's adequate value for the dollar at those events. I just can't justify the cost for college- or pro-level games.

Anonymous said...

The little boy from Alvord had struggled with heart conditions from
birth:(

Anonymous said...

9:20--Oh, we can only hope HillBill and Obama go down!!!!!

Anonymous said...

7 year old was a sweet little girl. She had a rare genetic disorder and was a blessing to so many! She will be missed.

Anonymous said...

All of these D-1 schools might sell out more games if they would stop scheduling patsy teams that everyone knows is going to be a blow out. Its like getting pay per view for a Ronda Rousey fight that lasts 15 seconds.

Anonymous said...

Wordkyl do you think Mike Huckabee's involvement with County Clerk Davis could result in him falling upon his own sword?

Anonymous said...

All liberal weenies have had their lug nuts loosened because they don't have any knowledge.

Anonymous said...

Hillary doesn't go down, thus the need for Monica's services.

DF Bubba Clinton

Anonymous said...

I don't understand the appeal of the pseudo gang hand signs either. Maybe the RTG is indicating her preferred leg position.

Anonymous said...

I'm observing 9/11 day by reading The Pet Goat and then I will fly around the country like a scalded cat in fear for my life. Bring 'em on!

wordkyle said...

943 - No offense, but I don't think you got the meaning of the idiom "falling on one's sword" in the way that I intended.

If you're question is whether I think that Huckabee's "involvement with County Clerk Davis" will hurt him politically, then no I don't. It might hurt another politician, but not Huckabee.

Sam Brows said...

I don't think Trump bows out gratuitously. If Ben Carson whips him in a primary or two and it looks like he won't win the Nomination, maybe, but not until that happens.

Anonymous said...

The 80's want you on the Jayvee team Barry. We're doomed.

Anonymous said...

Wordkyle, If Hillary does not go to jail I will be surprised. One law violation that I have not seen on the news is the fact that the fly-by-night people that she sent the server to for scrubbing did not have a top secret security clearance. So she was passing top secret information around.

Anonymous said...

I find it hard to believe that 14 years after being attacked by Muslims, that we have a president that is a Muslim sympathizer and has given 150 billion dollars(not cash as is being reported, but gold bullion) to the world's leading sponsor of terrorism and the ability to make and arm an ICBM with a nuclear weapon to destroy Israel and the US.

Anonymous said...

Man, a lot of people who comment on here act as though they see boogie men wherever they go... or are doing some very bad bits.

I was an Aggie who was in school as "smart" technology was being implemented. But that is only one factor why I wouldn't go to a game. Honestly, it is the people at football games that ruin it, most especially for me it was Aggies who ruined college football. I ended up only going to 3 games during my stint at A&M. As for pro games, I have been to games in St. Louis, Dallas, and San Francisco and they all are disappointing experiences at best. I can't decide which fans are worse, college or pro.

That said, I still love High School Friday Night football.

-Texan stranded in LA.

Anonymous said...

11:32 - Unfortunatly we have fools like 10:42 who vote for our destruction.

Anonymous said...

11:32

Why don't you just admit that your dislike for the president is because he's black and not white? Seriously, do you really believe everything you read on any anti Obama sites and papers? Because if that's the case, I heard the found Bigfoot in Wise County. Look it up!

Anonymous said...

Winner winner chicken dinner.

DF Disappointed Double Baylor Grad

Anonymous said...

10:42, Is the Secret Service going to order you to "fly you around the country" or are you going to just take it upon yourself to do so?

Anonymous said...

Is Skippy going to be on the ISIS Jayvee team?

wordkyle said...

1112 - I might agree with you that if even some of the things we've heard are true, HRC ought to go to jail, but I believe we'll see an Obama presidential pardon before we see that.

(P.S. For the grammarians - I know the proper use of your/you're, even if my 10:54 post doesn't reflect it. I just now noticed my mistake.)

Anonymous said...

"I received free tickets to a Seahawks game three or four years ago, and I'll never go again because it was such a beating." But I will travel all over the country to see a college game so that I can check it off of my bucket list and post pics of it on my blog to show I hip I am.

Anonymous said...

Baylor hasn't sold out since Texas A&M quit playing home games there (Kyle Field North!)

Anonymous said...

If Hillary didn't do anything wrong, why is she apologizing? I wish Skippy would post the O"Keefe undercover videos of Clinton staffers and volunteers ignoring and knowingly violating Nevada's voter registration laws. None of them will ever see jail time either.

Anonymous said...

And does anyone else find it hard to believe that 9/11 occurred 14 years ago? 

I ran the numbers...it was in fact 14 years ago.

- DF Rene Descartes

Anonymous said...

Now some American hating liberal weenies want to abolish "The Star Spangled Banner" because the author owned slaves. But Robert Byrd(D) who was a high ranking KKK member gets bridges, buildings, schools and roads named for him.

Anonymous said...

11:32 AM

Ditto.

I'm also having a hard time believing what you reported.

Anonymous said...

12:18, Always play the race card when you lose and argument. I don't like Obammy because of his policies that are destroying the nation. If Hillary becomes president and I post objections to her policies, you will call me a sexist. Why don't you admit that the only reason you like Obammy is because he is black and white? Now get back to work. Those french fries aren't going to cook themselves.

Anonymous said...

TRUMP is not dropping out! You liberals can scream, kick, shout, and make up all the lies you want, but the fact is - TRUMP IS GOING TO BE OUR NEXT PRESIDENT!

Thank God!!

Anonymous said...

Skippy, The only reason you still talk about Perot today is that he helped get Monica's boyfriend get elected.

Anonymous said...

The Clinton's are untouchable folks. She could murder someone on live TV and it wouldn't matter. Hillary will be our next president; anything in the meantime it punditry for the sake of ratings. Demographics...look it up! And yes I hate her with all my being.

Anonymous said...

"Jerry Jones just had a second hip replacement a week ago?"

They say the anesthesiologist just ran a second IV of Johnny Walker Blue.

Anonymous said...

I can't believe my eyes & ears! People are just wacko if they think Trump or Hillary are the answers to our leadership woes. I am at the point where I'm thinking we all just need to take a ten year timeout from federal government and contract our national leadership to New Zealand until we can get our act together. Plus we could add the kiwi to our national symbols for a while.

DF New Citizen of The Other Land Down Under

Anonymous said...

A new hip? How many original parts does Jerry have left?

DF Dr Oz

Anonymous said...

Barry, don't keep us hanging. Who actually won the battle of the schedule calendar for the Jury Room? You or the Judge? In my day there would have been no question.

DF Tim Curry

Anonymous said...

I've been a Republican for a quarter century, but if Trump gets the nomination, I will vote for the Libertarian candidate. I've several conservative friends who have said the same thing, or even said that they would vote Democrat, if the alternative was a Trump president.

Trump is unelectable, and has done more for the Democratic Party than did FDR did. He single-handedly is serving up Hilary as the next P.O.T.U.S.

Anonymous said...

RTG is by FAR the best body you have EVER posted! She is so hot I think Im going to explode

Anonymous said...

2:50 Even without Trump the Democratic nominee will win by a wide margin. As I said earlier it is all about demographics. They are even more favorable to dems than in the last two presidential elections. Trump's rise is all about desperation among conservative voter's.

Dems could care less about a candidate with integrity, this is known, so I think the media is even more baffled that conservatives are going the same route with Trump.

Anonymous said...

ZetaTalk Insight 8/22/2015: There has been a concerted push to get either Hillary or Jeb elected, the two “legacy” families. As we have stated, both the Clinton and Bush families were well aware of the theft of Gold from Fort Knox, and those in on the theft want this secret guarded until the Last Weeks. With bank failures increasingly likely and demands for Gold to be delivered to creditor countries, this secret is likely to rupture into the news in the near future. Trump’s backers feel that rather than bank instability, prosecution of the thieves should be the outcome. Thus both the ambitious Hillary, with friends on Wall Street and a daughter married to a Hedge Fund founder, and the reluctant Jeb are being pushed by the same backers – those who stole the Gold from Fort Knox.

Trump is not a serious candidate but is in the game at the request of those concerned about the outcome of the 2016 elections. Trump is neither Republican or Democrat, as his past has shown. His campaign is extremely clever, asserting policy that would be attractive enough to a large swath of those who vote Republican so that his polls are frightening the GOP. Thus the GOP cannot openly rebuff him for fear he will go Independent, ruining the GOP’s chances. Meanwhile, he is doing just that, by pointing out the bold-faced truth about all the other contenders. Candidates can be bought (but not he).

Trump is also embracing embarrassing policy of the GOP, forcing the other candidates to follow his lead or lose media attention. The GOP needs the Hispanic vote, yet is anti-immigrant to its core. War mongers within the GOP shout this rhetoric but take no action, as the majority of the public does not want to go back into the Middle East, yet Trump is laying out action plans. All this forces the GOP candidates to shout more and more extreme rhetoric, which may attract a sizeable segment of the Republican voters but would be rejected by the majority of Americans.

Trump will stay in the race long enough to destroy the GOP, even to the point of becoming the Republican nominee, knowing he could not win the general election. If Hillary persists he will turn his attention there, saying things about the darling of the liberal media that the media would not dare say. Is Hillary a lesbian? Trump’s backers want the crowd who stole the Gold from Fort Knox and who got the US into wars in the Middle East to be blocked and exposed. These are battles far from the public’s eyes, battles the public is unaware of, behind the scenes. We predict that neither Hillary nor Jeb will be the nominee, thus. Meanwhile, The Donald is having great fun.

Anonymous said...

Ticket prices to sporting events have gone up way faster than incomes over the past ten years.
Younger graduates now leave school with tens-of-thousands (sometimes hundreds of thousands) of dollars in student loan debt because the cost of college has gone up even faster.
In my particular case, health insurance has gone from 0 dollars per month to a thousand dollars per month for insurance for the wife and kids.
There goes the money for football and baseball tickets.
I am not surprised the stadiums are not selling out. Our disposable income is going to insurance companies and government student loans now,in larger and larger chunks.

Anonymous said...

Our long national nightmare is over. Rick Perry has dropped out of the Presidential race. Oops!

Anonymous said...


Wow. A 7-year old dies and it's "anybody know anything". Social media really has taken us to a dark place.

Anonymous said...

"If Hillary does not go to jail, I will be surprised." Vince Foster was unavailable for comment.

Anonymous said...

ZetaTalk Observation 8/1/2015: What is Obama hinting at? Obama made a statement during a speech to the African Union on July 27 that alluded to a third term. This was in the context of discussing African presidents who refused to step aside when their terms had completed, but he was clearly hinting. Might Obama delay or cancel the 2016 elections and continue, under some kind of Executive Order, into what would be called a third term? Then there was the Executive Order joke on Jon Stewart’s show on July 21, implying he could reach outside of normal government actions via his Executive Orders, requiring Jon to continue his show and not retire. Put all this together and it is a pretty strong hint of what is to come!

This issue has made a splash in the press, including in Russia. Have there been any opinion polls on the matter? Yes! Would the US citizens prefer Hillary, with all her baggage, or Trump under whatever banner, or one of the cast of thousands of Republicans squabbling to climb onto the debate stage? Even without running, it appears Obama would fare well. And what would their opinion be if the nation were in the midst of a crisis?

http://zetatalk.com/newsletr/issue463.htm

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Anonymous said...

The hand signs mean that I am a clueless individual with a self worth that relies totally upon what other clueless people think of me.