The Campaign For DA

9.15.2015

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts


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  • Breaking: Charles Manson is dead.  Edit: At least The Ticket just said that but I'm having a hard time confirming it. Double Edit: We have a Monty Python like error. He's not dead yet. 
  • Breaking Sports News: Texas AD Steve Patterson expected to be fired by UT President. (I still haven't read Chip Brown's article on Patterson from a couple on month's back, but when he was hired everyone knew he was pretty much a nut.)
  • The crap I hear some lawyers tell their clients in the Wise County courthouse hallways is amazing. 
  • I had one out-of-town lawyer come up to me last week and say, "Can I ask you a little legal advice?" That made me smile because it was brutally honest admission of "I need a little help here." But he had a basic (and very good) question about how a judge handles certain issues. I was more than happy to help him out. 
  • I've always been a fan of dramas but it's funny how technological advances have quickly made made some past scenes seem silly. Tom Cruise in The Firm moving boxes and boxes of documents so they can be hand copied. Harrison Ford hitting the "PrtSrn" button on a computer as fast as he could in Clear and Present Danger
  • I was talking to a guy yesterday about the details of "Load Left" -- one play in the Texas/Nebraska championship game almost twenty years ago. He remembered more than I did. Still the gutsiest call I've ever seen: 4 and 1 at your own 29 leading 30-27 with 2:39 left. You don't punt it, you don't try to draw them offside, you don't run it, you throw it with this result
  • Man, those New York papers are brutal: Look what they did to Eli Manning after the loss to the Cowboys. 
  • I actually made a lady spit out her drink last week when I told her, "I want to be cremated and shot our of a cannon from the Wise County bell tower. But with glitter added." (That was a joke I made probably two years ago, but I'm leaning towards actually doing it now. Anyone who showed up to watch would know I'd be smiling at that moment.)
  • I think I see a demographic pattern in the photo below. 

27 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yeah, the demographic pattern you see is "people who actually vote". And in the end, that's who matters. Pretty small percentage of people participate in elections and decide it all. Large percentage whine and wonder why those "lazy idiots" are in office. Answer is in their bathroom mirrors.

Bear said...

Strange how 97% of blacks can vote for Obama and no one comments. It's expected. But if more than 50% ow whites vote for some one, all of a sudden there is a racist point to be made.

Double standards are ruining this country.

If it's OK for one group, it should be OK for all groups.

Anonymous said...

So what if Trump's audience is mostly white. It doesn't make him any less correct in what he's saying.

Anonymous said...

8:53 So I guess those were the same folks who got out and voted to easily elect Mitt Romney over an African American incumbent president with the middle name Hussein in the middle of a down economic cycle? Oh, wait a minute... If you can't get your guy in office during those times, "your time" may have passed you by.

Anonymous said...

The demographic pattern is that the folks there work and pay taxes unlike the majority of Obama voters...........

Anonymous said...

White Republicans are an example of what happened to Rhome

wordkyle said...

Wouldn't a similar photo of Ben Carson's crowd be as instructive? What conclusions do you draw?

Anonymous said...

Any updates on the Grubes / Shoopy situation? He is what he is, I suppose. Yikes.

Anonymous said...

@9:43

I conclude that you're a bore.

Sam Brows said...

Wordkyle,

you make an excellent point. perhaps the democrats best use of campaign money at this point is to fund carson in hopes of driving a wedge between the black and other minority republican voters and the trump voters. if black and other minority voters feel disenfranchised in the republican party, mightn't they simply stay home? And before the avalanche of "there aren't any black or minority republicans" begins to fall, yes, there really are such people. even, in Texas.

Anonymous said...

Pattern?
I see people who in all likely hood got up that morning sometime around 6-6:30 a.m.--put their WORK clothes on--went forward into the day and contributed by being productive members of society--or did so for 50 of their productive years.
On the other hand--when I look at the Ferguson, Baltimore Hillary Clinton/ Bernie Sanders events, I see just the opposite. Either students, academics or gimmedats who do not have those attributes from the aforementioned paragraph.
Speaking to Bernie Sanders--amazing to me and something I have caught. In the past (up until the time he filed for President) anytime any kind of crucial vote count was given regarding key issues in the Congress was given it always went something like this: "Voting for the issue was 52 Republicans --against was 47 Democrats and the one independent who is an avowed Socialist Bernie Sanders--voted with the Democrats"
Wonder why the mainstream media has dislodged themselves of that qualifier?
Sad case of affairs when a died-in-the-wool Socialist is the front runner in the Liberal nomination race--our country has turned a corner with an electorate that now feels like productivity and lifestyle is something that is up to somebody else to provide them from cradle to grave.

Glad ya'll enjoyed the Valley commentary(7:11) regarding the Cowboy game fracas.

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

Anonymous said...

At 9:57 - what is the Grubes situation?

Anonymous said...

Goog God Bear, are your panties ever not in a wad?

9:43, the conclusion I draw is that stupid people are fans of both of them.

Francine Fishpaw said...

Regarding having your ashes shot from a cannon....that is very Hunter S. Thompson of you Mr. Green. I think it is a great idea.

Anonymous said...

"I want to be cremated and shot our of a cannon from the Wise County bell tower. But with glitter added."

Hey Bu...

You are going to need a permit.

Anonymous said...

Trump Rally report: I think he's pretty genuine. There weren't near as many protestors as media made out. I was late getting there (6:30). He didn't come on stage until 7. A lady was talking, but I don't know who she was. I really think he was stuck in same traffic I was. There were no protestors when I walked up to AA. When I came out maybe 50-75. His points: Pro military, take care of vets. Tax American companies for importing their products back into the U.S; try to keep manufacturing here. Immigration: he doesn't hate Mexicans. Just wants them here for right reason. Touched on other countries policies for accepting immigrants. They have to have offer something that aids the country, wether it be their knowledge in something; business that brings jobs, etc.; do away with Obamacare. Insurance companies are the only ones making money. Would build a wall between US & Mexico. He didn't talk as much about policies as I would like for him too. However, the debate is tomorrow & we will hear that then. The thing that stood out most to me was that the MEDIA has made him out as so aggressive. He wasn't like that at all. The media definitely edits his coverage. They snip & piece film together. I think they tweak his voice, just like a sound man tweaks a singers. The media is our enemy. I believe in a strong military. I feel like we are very vulnerable now. It was a good experience.

Anonymous said...

@11:12

Got it! People who look like you worked hard their whole lives.

People who don't look like don't work hard.

wordkyle said...

1122 - I gather from your comment that you oppose both Carson and Trump, so of course you have that opinion. However, you had that opinion before ever reading my comment, so it wasn't a conclusion you drew from comparing the two photographs, which was my point.

Anonymous said...

all those ppl at aac were there cause they don't work. They live off the gubment.

I couldn't go cause I had a job to go to so i could pays for all yous people livin off welfares.

Bear Fishpaw said...

A combination of your ashes and glitter would be the recipe for fairy dust!

Anonymous said...

Do you think the Trump dress lady is wearing her Lindsey Graham frilly drawers under that garment?

DF J. C. Penney

Anonymous said...

More bad news for Blue Bell:

http://www.kbtx.com/home/headlines/Bryan-family-says-they-found-plastic-part-in-Blue-Bell-carton-company--327567221.html

Anonymous said...

You should keep a running list of "Crap lawyers say the halls of the Granite Tower"

Anonymous said...

If you oppose Ben Carson, then you are a racist! Sound familiar?

Anonymous said...

Shooting green's ashes out of a cannon would open the square up to a real shitstorm.

Anonymous said...

Can't believe you posted no pics of the 49ers cheerleaders in their black cat suits. Holy smoke. Made the game more interesting than my fantasy players.
I would move to San Fran just to take in a game every now and then if is it was wasn't for all the crazy libs out there.

Anonymous said...

Wow. Manson is dead. Amazing that it's not being covered on the news or anything.