The Campaign For DA

9.22.2015

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts



  • And I'm officially back. (And that photo reminds me of a Florida beach in the panhandle. Uh, the landscape, not the gal.) 
  • The City of Bowie is going to put "In God We Trust" on all first responder vehicles. The police chief thinks it will have a "calming effect" on those they are called to help. 
  • And the Montague County DA has still not released the records in the Pepper The Police Dog Shooting. Why not?
  • Mrs. LL was watching the horrible Twister movie this weekend when I perked up because I heard a familiar old voice on the screen. There was a brief scene of one of the characters watching TV, and the voice I heard was that of Judy Garland because the character was watching A Star is Born.  We backed it up to verify it was her. And then it took us thirty seconds to figure out how clever inserting Judy Garland into Twister was.
  • There have been a lot of conspiracy theorists about the clock-making-kid who was briefly arrested. Get prepared to be shocked: I think something is a little suspicious regarding how quickly the national media jumped in. And if you think the arrest was orchestrated and planned by his dad and the kid went along with it, I wouldn't necessarily agree with you, but I wouldn't call you crazy. 
  • I stumbled upon Rush Limbaugh yesterday. You know what he said? It's on his home page right now: "What's gonna happen next online is advertising is not gonna look like advertising.  And it's not gonna have pictures.  It's gonna [be] present[ed] to you as a news story." Rush and I are on the same page?
  • Presidential hopeful Dr. Ben Carson got into heat over the weekend for saying, "I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation. I absolutely would not agree with that." I don't have any problem with him saying that. He said he wouldn't advocate (meaning "support" or "recommend") it. He didn't say that a Muslim should not be allowed to be president. That's a big difference. Side Note: Why would it be such a big deal if a Muslim was president? 
  • I just reread the last three bullet points. I'm worried about me. 
  • College Football: (1) That Longhorn loss was heartbreaking, but I've said from the beginning of last year that Heard needed to be given a chance. It's early, but he has a little Vince Young in him. (2) Two TCU players "were arrested Monday afternoon, accused of beating up fellow students and stealing their Keystone Light beer." Sheesh. But that will technically get you slapped with a robbery charge. (3) A Baylor coach was on the sideline of the OU/Tulsa game in violation of NCAA rules. Did you know that you can't scout a future season opponent in person? And that coach graduated from Oklahoma and is married to Art Briles daughter. He took his wife and kids with him. (4) Kliff Kingsbury calling out the Arkansas coach was great. (5) OU's quarterback looks fantastic. How does that guy walk on and be a starter at both Tech and Oklahoma? That's insane. (6) We are entering the era in the Big 12 where no one has a defense because of the crazy offenses. Every game will come down to outscoring the other. Expect to see a whole lot of final scores with both teams putting up at least 35 points. (I just typed "35" at 8:22 a.m. and George Dunham on The Ticket said the same thing two seconds later. I promise.)
  • The DWI case against a pretty hip Dallas prosecutor who through out the KKK during his arrest, has been dismissed. Hey, the dismissal may be justified but that just looks bad all the way around. 
  • BagOfNothing has mentioned a version of "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" the last couple of days. When mom was in the Memory Center, they would sometimes in the afternoon play really old songs. It was pretty cool to see the faces of those who would suddenly recognize an old favorite. One day, my favorite version of "Somewhere Over The Rainbow", sung by a guy who died in Honolulu, was played but that was in error. They stopped it and then fired up Judy Garland's original version.
  • The fact that Liza Minelli is Judy Garland's daughter still blows my mind for some reason. 
  • For fun: Ten great covers of "Somewhere Over The Rainbow."
  • Looking at the Emmy winners made me realize (1) Network TV is dead, (2) Original programming on Amazon and Netflix programming might be the future of entertainment, (3) I'm missing a lot of great shows because I didn't recognize 75% of them. 
  • DA Susan Hawk is going to have to resign . . .



51 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh yeah... there's nothing more calming than religious nuts with guns and badges.

Anonymous said...

I've been visiting Barry's blog daily for several years now. I'm probably wrong, but it seems like Barry is slowly moving to the right.

Anonymous said...

Why are fools so impressed with a 14 year old taking the shell off a 1980's RadioShack alarm clock?

Anonymous said...

Somehow, I think if that kid showed up unannounced to the White House with that contraption, "what a cool clock...sure, go right in" would not be the words that the guys with guns at the gate would have in mind. Or the gate guards at Google, or Facebook, or anywhere else the famous folks who have been railing on the school district are from.

Anonymous said...

I don't think BG is drifting to the right. I think he had been called out too many times on his hypocrisy and is now actually thinking through things before he posts them. Wait, maybe you're right. Liberals feel and conservatives think.

Anonymous said...

Bruddah IZ wasn't "some guy". "Some guy" doesn't have flags flown at half mast and their body lay in state as one of only three in the history of Hawaii. Graleat version of that song though. Even though you piss me of, glad you're back BG.

Anonymous said...

Rush and Barry--they "be mytes" (Aussie accent)--LOL

Hearing that the clock kid was told by a teacher not to be showing that clock around. Also, the kid was strangely uncooperative with police as to not answering any questions--as if egging the whole situation to get blown up. Also has a really strange father. REALLY "smells" like an orchestrated set-up designed to hook our hopelessly gullible media in--and it worked, of course.

Bear said...

I would like to see what happens when the "clock builder" shows up at the White House with another "clock" that he and his dad built just for the President.

Anonymous said...

In years past, Barry would have instinctively sided with the Muslim kid. Maybe Prager finally got through to him. Tell the truth then give your opinion.

Anonymous said...

The left despises black conservatives.

Baylor Too said...

"Original programming on Amazon and Netflix programming might be the future of entertainment." This would have been a very perceptive statement if you had made it in 2012.

Anonymous said...

Barry, it's great to have you back. Please accept my condolences in the passing of your mother. Undoubtedly, you and your brother have quite a legacy filled with an abundance of wonderful memories.

One other thing. We already have a Muslim in the White House.....


Anonymous said...

Two TCU players "were arrested Monday afternoon, accused of beating up fellow students and stealing their Keystone Light beer

I thought Casey Big Case Pachall graduated?

Has Keystone Light replaced Natty Light as the beer of choice for poor college students?

Are TCU football players considered poor? The SB Nation article titled Meet The Bag Man makes be believe that college football players are not poor. I know for an absolute fact that one TCU player who happens to be black didn't come from poverty. His parents owned 4 houses last I checked a few years ago.

The Donald said...

...orchestrated and planned by his dad and the kid went along with it, I wouldn't necessarily agree with you, but I wouldn't call you crazy.

Exactly. When I saw the pictures of the contraption, it was clear it wasn't an 'invention', or even a legitimate technical project beyond repackaging some factory circuit boards. Like your disdain for the advertorials, my skepticism was heightened when the DMN almost immediately had a 'fluff piece' article about the family, replete with 19 photos. Press release, anyone?

My take/conjecture is that the dad manufactured this event to garner support for his next bid for the Sudanese presidency. The Obama and MIT offers may have just been bonuses.

Anonymous said...

There have been a lot of conspiracy theorists about the clock-making-kid who was briefly arrested.


Really weird that the kid never brought a briefcase to school, he is really smart (we are told) and he created this clock that looks nothing like a clock. He is of middle-eastern descent.Orchestrated? Hell yes!

Even if it wasn't orchestrated, who the HELL is so smart they are so STUPID to place an object that looks like a bomb in a briefcase? He is 14 years stupid if he didn't think that would get a reaction.

He is stupid for not putting it away after the first teacher told him to. He wanted a reaction and he tried until he got it.

And now they reward him with a trip to see another stupid person.

Triple Fake... said...


I wouldn't go so far as to claim a conspiracy with the clock-making kid. But I wouldn't be surprised if it was a calculated risk on his (or his parents') part. It was a no-lose deal. He gets lauded as being clever for assembling a clock, or he gets media attention for causing a scare.
And I'm with Gordo or whoever it was that said there's been an over correction to this story. How does Clock Assembly 101 qualify you for a scholarship to MIT?
It may have been extreme to call in the cops, but how can you be that smart and not realize the red flags will go up with that type device at a school in a post-9/11 world? Tell somebody first, then bring it in!

"Every game will come down to outscoring the other."
Um, yeah. That pretty much sums up the whole theory of football. And most of your sporting events in general.


Why would it be such a big deal if a Muslim was president?
How about we pose that question to Kevin Bacon, Jon Hamm, Porky Pig, Miss Piggy, etc.?

Inserting a clip from A Star is Born into Twister is way too subtle. It would have been more clever to insert a clip from The Wizard of Oz. Which I won't watch again. It's like an acid trip sprinkled with fabulous(!) musical numbers. Creepy

You seem overly obsessed with Judy Garland/Liza Minnelli today.
I'll give you the same advice Rachel gave Chandler in an episode of Friends: "A little less 'E' and a bit more ESPN. Seriously, just have it playing in the background."

wordkyle said...

Re "Twister" - I'm curious as to why you describe inserting Judy Garland into the movie as "clever." The movie has a main device/plot element named "Dorothy," so the Oz connection is already established. Was it the fact that they did it that you considered clever, or their technique?

Anonymous said...

You might want to study the prime directive of the Muslim religion....obviously Dr. Carson has.

There has been little defense in the Big 12 for some time.

Heard might make a pro quarterback one day...Vince Young never will.

Anonymous said...

With borish RT's like this maybe you should take another week off...

Anonymous said...

Hats off to Bowie Tx. Matthew 10:33 But everyone who denies me here on earth I will also deny before my Father in heaven

Anonymous said...

I hate to say it, but I have a feeling that something really bad and tragic is coming in the Susan Hawk saga. Hope not, but I get the vibe.

DF Kreskin

Anonymous said...

Keystone Light? I thought TCU was an elite school.

DF Old Milwaukee

Anonymous said...

"I've said from the beginning of last year that Heard needed to be given a chance."

WAT?

Swoopes was the starter, Heard was the redshirt.

RPM said...

You need to check out Longmire on Netflix. Cancelled by A&E (it was their #1 show) and picked up by Netflix. Well written crime drama based in rural Wyoming instead of a metro area.

Anonymous said...

Ahmed, The Clock Kid:

I'm feeling uneasy about some of the background to this story. I read this update in today's Dallas Morning News. On Monday Ahmed's father removed him from Irving MacArthur while Ahmad was out in California visiting Google headquarters. Ahmed's dad is not sure about where Ahmad will go to school next, but "the family is reportedly in talks with MIT". Tomorrow the family will travel to New York where dignitaries at the United Nations want to meet with Ahmad. The family then hopes to make a pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, where they can meditate on Ahmed's future. And oh year, "when we come back, we'll visit with President Obama", Ahmed's father said.

Francine Fishpaw said...

I would have a problem with a Muslim being POTUS because Muslim teachings and practices subjugate women.

Anonymous said...

Obama sure was fooled by this Islamic activist stunt. Even the fools in the Huffington Post comment section realize that this was a hoax.

Anonymous said...

Hell yeah that the clock thing was orchestrated. The "clock" was housed in a briefcase, for f*ck's sake! One of those creepy metal briefcases too. Why not put the POS on a piece of plywood?

All of you "I stand with Ahmed" folks are fools.

Anonymous said...

So you take the case off of a Radio Shack clock and bring the insides parts to school, claiming you made/invented it. Sounds like a good basis for a MIT scholarship or a job with Google.

Sam Brows said...

TCU supposed to have a no alcohol on campus policy...and yet, the party at which the alleged victims was at appears to have been on campus since the campus policy were the responders. Any chance they get in hot water for being in possession of alcohol on campus? Probably not.

Klingsbury was indeed gold over the weekend and the Arkansas coach deserved every word of it.

Personally, I agree with 9:24 on having a Muslim in the Whitehouse, but for the sake of argument, in the event I am wrong, the harm in having such an individual elected as president has to do with believability. If you take the oath of office, you swear, so help you God, to preserve, protect and defend the constitution of the united states to the best of your ability. This oath would appear to be in conflict with the edicts of the Muslim faith, leading one to wonder, "o.k. if it comes down to it, which was is this person going to go, with his faith or with his country?"

Anonymous said...

I would have a problem with a Southern Baptist being POTUS because Southern Baptist teachings and practices subjugate women.

Anonymous said...

11:28 - And Southern Baptist folk never subjugate women. Nah, never.

DF Rev. W. A. Criswell

Anonymous said...

Whenever the topic of Dallas DA Susan Hawk comes up I am reminded of "The Universal Hot / Crazy Index".

Anonymous said...

but we already have a muslim president!

Anonymous said...

Mr. Green, as a courtesy could you please give us a heads-up before unleashing conspiracy bullet points on your blog in the future. We always have a run on tin-foil after a conspiracy blog comes out on Liberally Lean, so we need to ship extra in preparation. Otherwise, the shelves are quickly cleaned out for all the hats being made.

DF Local Wal-Mart Manager

Anonymous said...

Clock boy needs a kick in the nut sack!


DF Clockwork Orange


(Yes, I know I am funny, cusz that's a good reference right there)

Francine Fishpaw said...

DF Criswell......

It is a matter of degree, don't you think? I have never heard of a Baptist woman being stoned to death (in modern times) nor forced to wear a burka.

Are you saying they are treated the same? Or perhaps since Baptists subjugate women to some degree that it is okay? Of course, maybe it just doesn't concern you. I have daughters and hopefully will have granddaughters someday so it concerns me.

Anonymous said...

The DWI case against a pretty hip Dallas prosecutor who through out the KKK during his arrest, has been dismissed. Hey, the dismissal may be justified but that just looks bad all the way around.

It's not justified at all! Hopefully he is still fired!

Anonymous said...

Random Thought, Have you ever wondered why the softball fields at Renshaw Park in Decatur are so run down? The ball fields at Harmon and at Jones look wonderful but the fields at Renshaw are pitiful.

The Elevated Home Plate

DF Goofy said...

I hope that while Susan Hawk is off recouping, she will get something done with that horrible Donald Duck upper lip.

DF Dr. Jeffers said...

One thing about having a Southern Baptist in the White House---the rule would continually change in the same way the tend to change what they consider sin.

Anonymous said...

Three bullet points regarding Judy Garland.
Feeling a bit ghey, are we?

Anonymous said...

"The DWI case against a pretty hip Dallas prosecutor who through out the KKK during his arrest, has been dismissed. Hey, the dismissal may be justified but that just looks bad all the way around."

Supposedly a key officer was a Brady cop.

Anonymous said...

There is a simple reason no PRACTIZING Muslim should ever be president, even the most moderate Muslims are the equivalent of of our far right fundamentalist Christians and FLDS types. Would you want Jerry Falwell or Warren Jeffs as your next president?

When you become a political leader you check your religious beliefs at the curb. Islam, like Christian fundamentalism does not allow for that.

Anonymous said...

441,

Ummm...what?

Have you had a stroke? Maybe I had a stroke.

Anonymous said...

If it's "In God We Trust"....why have first responder vehicles at all?

wordkyle said...

And here we have more examples of attempts at creating a false equivalence between radical Muslims and Conservative Christians, using caricatures as your source material. Southern Baptists most emphatically do not consider women the way radical Islamists consider women. All those people fleeing the middle east and flooding Europe are not running away from Southern Baptists. Beheadings, rapes, mass executions, and other atrocities are not being performed by Southern Baptists.

It ain't the same ball park, it ain't the same league, it ain't even the same sport.

Anonymous said...

I live in Decatur but my computer apparently was created in Killeen, TX...have been unable to change that...so when I pull up your site my computer registers as Killeen. Just fyi

DF Dr. Jeffress said...

Hey 5:17, this better?
One thing about having a Southern Baptist in the White House---the rules would continually change in the same way they (Southern Baptist) tend to change what they (Southern Baptist) consider sin.

You know, divorce was the scarlet letter sin - now it is ok.
Dancing?
Mixed bathing.

This help you out?

Bear said...

9:47

So you are upset with Southern Baptists because you think they are too strict. Yet when they loosen their beliefs a little, then you are upset again.

Catch 22?

Be consistent or be gone.

Anonymous said...

I'm not upset - just stating the facts.