The Campaign For DA


Random Thursday Morning Thoughts

  • I was passed by five Bandido motorcycle riders on 287 yesterday. I'm pretty sure they all gave me a knowing nod of appreciation because of my continued rants against the Waco Bikers prosecution. Hey, how are those prosecutions working out down there?
  • Donald Trump goes rogue again by insulting rival candidate Carly Fiorina: "Look at that face. Would anyone vote for that?"  Will it hurt him? No. What have I always said after he does something like this? The people who love him still love him. And everyone else that was even remotely thinking about voting for him take another step back. 
  • Huge kudos to Collin County for not being reckless on costs for the special prosecutors in the Texas AG Ken Paxton case. They originally budgeted $2 million (which is ridiculous). They then slashed it to $285,000 after reviewing the cost of the capital murder case in Kaufman County (where a DA, his wife, and assistant were murdered.) Now they are leaning towards $33,000. 
  • I couldn't look at the slideshow at the funeral yesterday for Kate who died in her earlier thirties. I didn't know why because I've never had a problem with slideshows at funerals before. Then someone explained it to me: She was young. There should have been so many more slides. 
  • And the pastor referenced below had a great message when he mentioned the program in our hands had Kate's date of birth and date of death printed on it and how they were separated by a tiny dash. That's typical. I whole lifetime represented in print by a dash. (He went on to talk about "your dash".)
  • The Evil Empire may have an attendance problem next year if (1) they have a bad year, and (2) Charlie Strong comes back. Why: Ticket prices: A season ticket holder "said he was surprised last spring when he was told his $800 tickets in Section 31 would cost him $1,050 this year." You have to be pretty faithful to keep sending in money. There are 15,000 unsold tickets for the season opener. 
  • The Kentucky County Clerk, Kim "I'm-Not-Issuing-Marriage-Licenses-To-Gays" Davis makes $80,000 a year plus benefits. (Credit: BagOfNothing). The population of that county is 23,477 -- Wise County is far more than twice that number. Side Note: How many marriage licenses to same sex couples could there possibly be in that tiny Kentucky county?
  • Ebby Halliday was 104.  For an unknown reason I thought about Billy Graham. He is 96.


Baylor Too said...

Texas is going to charge the Texas Tech band for admission to the game this season, which is rude.

Bacon said...

Bacon Scale
Left to Right

1 out of 5

4.8 out of 5
Wow she is SMOKING

4.6 out of 5
Very HOT

3 out of 5
She is not bad.


SpanishWarDonkey said...

SKANKS. They're well made up skanks and indeed easy on the eyes, but skanks.

Anonymous said...

BG--Maybe the Bandidos were impressed with your hybrid Prius?

Anonymous said...

​The Dash
by Linda Ellis copyright 1996

​I read of a man who stood to speak
at the funeral of a friend.
He referred to the dates on the tombstone
from the beginning…to the end.

He noted that first came the date of birth
and spoke the following date with tears,
but he said what mattered most of all
was the dash between those years.

For that dash represents all the time
that they spent alive on earth.
And now only those who loved them
know what that little line is worth.

For it matters not, how much we own,
the cars…the house…the cash.
What matters is how we live and love
and how we spend our dash.

So, think about this long and hard.
Are there things you’d like to change?
For you never know how much time is left
that can still be rearranged.

If we could just slow down enough
to consider what’s true and real
and always try to understand
​the way other people feel.

And be less quick to anger
and show appreciation more
and love the people in our lives
like we’ve never loved before.

If we treat each other with respect
and more often wear a smile,
remembering that this special dash
might only last a little while.

​So, when your eulogy is being read,
with your life’s actions to rehash…
would you be proud of the things they say
about how you spent YOUR dash?

Anonymous said...

I was just recently at a funeral of a father that passed away far too young and they read "The Dash". It was the first time I've heard it, and it's very moving.

Anonymous said...

Cubans Flood Texas Ports

Anonymous said...

Your dash is filled in with trashy women and a useless blog.

My dash is filled in with criticizing your trashy women and left leaning ideals.

Time waste at its finest.

Anonymous said...

The UT ticket problem isn't with Charlie Strong, It's penny pinching Steve Patterson and his revenue enhancements. Everyone knew it would take 3-4 years to get the program back on it's feet after the hole Mack Brown had dug. Granted, there were expectations for a much better performance than we saw in South Bend. But, Charlie will get 4 years unless there is a complete and total meltdown.

DF Ghost of DKR

Uppercase Matt said...

Texas Counties Salaries Survey

Anonymous said...

Baylor Too:

The four Texas Big 12 schools all agreed they were going to charge each other for band tickets, for accounting purposes. For example, if the Baylor band goes to Tech on Oct. 3, Tech will charge Baylor for their tickets.

Yet Another Baylor Lawyer

Anonymous said...

"I was passed by five Bandido motorcycle riders on 287 yesterday. I'm pretty sure they all gave me a knowing nod of appreciation because of my continued rants against the Waco Bikers prosecution. Hey, how are those prosecutions working out down there?"

I'm pretty sure that they're grown men living some stupid fantasy about being tough guys and bad-asses, by virtue of the costumes they wear. When they act like bandits, and dress like bandits, they can squawk all they want about being treated like bandits, but no one's going to pay them any mind.

Two old aphorisms come to mind:
1. "You reap what you sow."
2. "When you lie with a dog, you're bound to get some fleas."

Buck the Fandidos.

Triple Fake... said...

I don't know anything about county officials and their salaries, but $80k sounds like a very good living in a county of that size.
Side note: if you are in favor of SSM, one license is enough to justify your support. If you are against it, one is too many

Donald Trump has got a ton of nerve to be making negative comments about an opponent's physical appearance and it's only because she's the lone female Republican, but we already knew he was vain and shallow like that. She's running for office, not a contestant in one of his cheesy pageants. How about during the next debate, there's a swimsuit competition for all the participants?
But it would be hilarious if he debated Hillary and made comments about her looks.
A misogynistic attitude will turn right around and bite him in his sour-looking face.
"Mike Huckabee's mug looks like a dried up pumpkin two weeks after Halloween. Why would anyone support him?"
"I refuse to deal with Angela Merkel. She's not hot and her hair is not luxurious. Germany is such a loser country. They elected someone they found living under a bridge."

Anonymous said...

Barry really really wants bad people to like him.

Anonymous said...

On the dash item: note that the first date is when born - not when conceived.

Anonymous said...

The Kentucky County Clerk, Kim "I'm-Not-Issuing-Marriage-Licenses-To-Gays" Davis makes $80,000 a year plus benefits. (Credit: BagOfNothing). The population of that county is 23,477 -- Wise County is far more than twice that number. Side Note: How many marriage licenses to same sex couples could there possibly be in that tiny Kentucky county?

She is way overpaid. But it is now the norm that government officials salaries have greatly increased. Thanks Obama!

Anonymous said...

Not living in Texas, I haven't heard the status of those jailed in Waco. Any bailed out? Any still in? Any job impacts? Any suits vs the county or officers? How many were hit by police bullets?

Outta touch but interested

Sam Brows said...

The thing about Donald Trump that is so fascinating is that he spews so many outrageous comments, eventually he gets around to saying something outrageous that appeals to a lot of different population segments. And while he's certainly ostracizing the population segments he is being critical of in his outrageous comments, the polls seem to indicate those groups either don't vote or don't care about the critiques. That would seem to make him either very lucky or very smart.

And Kudos to 10:39 for a fake Trump quote using the word "luxurious". Classic Trump speak.

Anonymous said...

Regarding Paxton, is it true the county has to pay whatever the judge tells them, regardless of what they budget?
Also, don't overlook the very tight circle of tea party office holders in Collin County. The county judge Keith Self is very close to Paxton. There is a machine in Collin County at the moment and no one outside of their tight tea party circle (with lots of financing from Tim Dunn of Midland) get elected, so I question how pure the motives are on low balling the lawyers.

Anonymous said...

Donald's voters have taken enough steps back that he moved another five percentage points up in less than twenty four hours. What is amazing to me is that you (on the left) and the Rino's can't fathom why Trump is doing so well from the middle.
He says what is on his mind, he doesn't apologize for his feelings, and right or wrong holds to his beliefs, and by not throwing politico/double speak out there and obsfucating the truth--then he becomes the hero of all voters that are sick to their stomachs of politicians of all ilks and persuasion. You'll act like their is some kinda of chicanery and sorcery involved--its simple--the country just wants someone to say it like it is. That is the reason Ronald Reagan was so wildly popular with crossover voters.

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

mzchief said...

Trump is no different than any other politician who depends on the ignorance of those who support him. Unfortunately, Trump has figured out, pandering to the lowest common denominator is all it takes to get elected as POTUS because there seem to be vastly more useful idiots in the US than there are thoughtful thinkers.

Anyone who can get behind a guy who mocks a woman's appearance and looks like Trump is part of the reason the US is spiraling down the crapper to Idiocracy.

Anonymous said...

I think you're being a little hard on the dude on the left.

And not hard enough on the FUPA next to him.

Not generous enough with the blonde.

And too generous with the cleans on the far right.

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

The schools may have agreed to charge each other for band tickets, but i bet the meeting went like this:

business office rep - Great idea! Revenue enhancement.
athletic department - I'm totally on board. Better attendance stats.
band guy - Where does the actual money come from, even if it's only on a balance sheet?

Crickets Crickets Crickets.

DF Texas Tech Band Director

Triple Fake... said...

Sam Brows:
there's nothing fake about my comments, and you're welcome. But because you waited until the end of your post to say it...You're fired!
You should have led with that. My name was in there, but nobody is interested in all that other junk you were spewing

Triple Fake The Donald

Anonymous said...

We have lived with outrageous comments for 2 terms. I'd rather someone be overtly politically incorrect and speak the truth, even if it offends some population segments, than live with moreof Hillary's lies for another term.

The Donald said...

If that guy wins the nomination, I'm gonna have to change my name.

- The other The Donald

Anonymous said...

Rich men don't need looks, all public women should be at least somewhat attractive. Like Hillary, Carly Fiorina is simply too ugly to be elected. We shouldn't ever take ugly women seriously!!!

DF Eleanor Roosevelt

Anonymous said...

Why even have marriage licenses anymore?

Anonymous said...

Hey, if a Catholic cashier at Walmart can sell condoms or a Jew can sell ham...I believe a county clerk making $80,000/yr can certainly sell a piece of paper to a gay your job clerks...we all have jobs to do or we all can quit...plenty of people who are willing to take your job on....hate all these people who are offended by everything.