The Campaign For DA

9.02.2015

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts




  • It's Salma Hayek's birthday. I may watch her appearance in From Dusk Till Dawn on an endless loop to celebrate it. 
  • I'm mad at Fox 4's web site again.  How do web site designers not understand this?: Look at the Drudge Report. No layout could be more simple or boring. And it kills in page views. It's not the layout, it's the content. (And if I find any news site that auto-plays a video of an ad or a news story, I'm out. I'll come back only because of a specific necessity. Then I'm gone again.) 
  • Bridgeport ISD is lowering its tax rate.
  • "Beaumont solo [practitioner] John S. Morgan faces a disciplinary lawsuit after he pleaded no contest in a case that accused him of lying that people in the district attorney's office smoked pot and 'skimmed' it from drug cases." Two thoughts: (1) I would hope he does suffer consequences if he falsely accused prosecutors of a crime, but (2) Shouldn't there be consequences for anyone who makes an allegation of a crime which is not true. No one should simply get to walk away in the "interest of justice" when there is more to it than that. 
  • Sports: (1) In addition to the Baylor and TCU games, I'm also very interested in Texas at Notre Dame on Saturday. On my bucket list of stadiums I've been to (I need to post an updated list), I'll go to South Bend in the next few years. (2) Will it be Baylor or TCU who wins the Big 12? Hot sports prediction: It'll be a team from Oklahoma. (3) Baylor's Antwan Goodley and TCU's David Porter were cut by the Cowboys yesterday. Both were rookies. Both are now experiencing something they've never felt before: The realization that their tremendous athletic ability is no longer valued. 
  • Windows 95 was revolutionary when it was released 20 years ago.  I had no idea what all the fuss was about. I was just getting comfortable with DOS. Sheesh. So much has changed. Just think about those days and then look at your phone. (Edit: For old extreme computer geeks only: Over in a building in Bridgeport right now, there is a printout of a computer program comprised of over 1,000 lines of code that I wrote in COBOL over thirty years ago. And it worked perfectly.) 
  • I updated the Montague County DA / Open Records controversy below. It will bore most of you. However, I suspect the Messenger and various local government agencies and entities will read it with interest. If not, they should. 
  • My favorite characters on The Ticket: (1)  Ed Carter (2) Ribby (3) the long departed Coach Tom Foolery.
  • The other day I implied I had no sympathy for those who suffer from depression unless they also suffer from some type of self-medicating addiction. That was not my intention, and I expressed my views poorly. 
  • The Decatur Eagles will play in "Stuart B. Lumpkins Stadium" in Waxahachie this weekend. Very random memory: His son is a lawyer who once changed jobs which allowed me to take his place in a Fort Worth law firm many years ago. One of the first few times I saw him was from my third baseman position as he was a batter in a "Lawyer's Softball League". Of all the softball errors I made that season (and there were many), I avoided one as he hit a screaming line drive down the third base line, and I somehow instantaneously stuck out my glove and snagged it. Admittedly, it was more luck than skill. And to think I still remember that
  • Note to Kentucky County Clerk who refuses to issue marriage licenses for same sex couples: I appreciate your commitment to your convictions (although you are a nut if you believe it is a "heaven or hell decision"), but you are going to end up in jail if you keep it up. I hope you know that and your plan is to be a martyr. But I have my doubts.


64 comments:

Anonymous said...

BG done got his first woman a color as the RTG.

Ya herd meh?

Kilo Kimonte Brown

Anonymous said...

I for one applaud the county clerk in Kentuck; maybe if more people stood up for what they believe the world would be a better place, and no I ain't no liberal

Anonymous said...

Can you not post a full blooded black woman?

Anonymous said...

http://www.cnn.com/2015/09/01/us/texas-abilene-police-officer-killed/

Anonymous said...

I appreciate your commitment to your convictions (although you are a nut if you believe it is a "heaven or hell decision"), but you are going to end up in jail if you keep it up.



Once again, YOU are allowed to have your view, but she is not allowed to have hers. When she has hers, she is a nut job and needs to go to jail???????????


Hypocrite much?

Anonymous said...

I hope the fags in Kentucky rupture their anal blood vessels and spread the aids virus around. In case you have no biology in your education, that is the process for eliminating that segment of the population. We also need a mutation. Remember what you read here.

Anonymous said...

No comments on the 3 murdered cops this week????

No comments on the Steinle family suing the Liberal Sheriff and the lawsuit against government agencies that they consider partly responsible for her murder because of their handling of the illegal immigrant suspect and the murder weapon itself.

Sanctuary Cities suck!


Certainly Obama hasn't made a comment about these, so why would you?

Anonymous said...

The other day I implied I had no sympathy for those who suffer from depression unless they also suffer from some type of self-medicating addiction. That was not my intention, and I expressed my views poorly.

Believe me pal...that's not an isolated occurrence

Anonymous said...

holding steadfast to your liberalness.............calling someone with strong religious convictions a nut

Anonymous said...

RTG is getting handsy with a "member" of the Blue Man Group.

Anonymous said...

Good Old Rhome City Council. Keeping the confederacy alive.

Anonymous said...

The Kentucky county clerk is just wanting (and getting) media attention. She should quit that job and go into full time Christian work.

Married three times and had two kids out of wedlock?

Great Christian role model. Hypocrite.

Anonymous said...

"Beaumont solo [practitioner] John S. Morgan faces a disciplinary lawsuit after he pleaded no contest in a case that accused him of lying that people in the district attorney's office smoked pot and 'skimmed' it from drug cases." Two thoughts: (1) I would hope he does suffer consequences if he falsely accused prosecutors of a crime, but (2) Shouldn't there be consequences for anyone who makes an allegation of a crime which is not true. No one should simply get to walk away in the "interest of justice" when there is more to it than that.

Aren't there already laws for that?

Anonymous said...

The Kentucky clerk has been married 4 times and she is fighting for the sanctity of marriage? The hypocrisy floors me.

Anonymous said...

@921 A.M....it's difficult to believe you live in the 21st century. Labeling and name calling is so last century. Gay people are respected people, even in Wise County. Are you that blind? Move on sweetheart.

Anonymous said...

I like your list of Ticket characters. Ed Carter is also my favorite. I sometimes think that Ribby is played out, but then I find myself laughing my ass off when he's on, especially for mock drafts. Tom Foolery was a good bit, but had kind of played out. I would add to the list Fake Tiger, Fake Jerry, and the long gone and probably forgotten Evil Designer. Fake Jerry is the most timeless character on the station because it toes the line of reality and caricature so well.

Anonymous said...

Had 17 kids with 13 different dads. Plus, killed 27 people with her car. Hypocrite.

Anonymous said...

Why does there need to be a process for eliminating a group of people that can not reproduce? How DOES that gene get passed down from generation to generation if there are no generations?

Anonymous said...

I'm with you on bullet point #2, but I think we're in the minority. For whatever reason, busy/flashy/colorful/gimmicky works for the masses.

Anonymous said...

9:05 you miss the point. She's in the wrong job, then. You don't get to exercise you personal beliefs or opinions in certain jobs. If you are a Cowboys fan and a ticket taker at the stadium, you can't stop Eagles fans with tickets from coming in just because you hate Eagles fans.

mzchief said...

The county clerk in KY is a perfect example of a religious zealot failing to understand, THEIR religion's doctrine is to be adhered to by followers of THEIR religion. Just because someone is religious doesn't mean they get to force their religion on to other people. If her religion forbids same sex marriage, then she shouldn't be in a job that requires her to provide marriage licenses to homosexuals. Yes, the requirements of her job changed, after she took the job. However, she doesn't merely get to refuse to do her job based on HER religious beliefs. It's tantamount to a evangelical, fundamentalist Christian taking a job as a stripper and refusing to strip.

If a person's religious doctrine deems sex marriage and abortion a sin, then that person should most assuredly follow their conscious and refrain from having either. HOWEVER, that same person does NOT have the right to force their faith onto random members of the public. You would think, in the age of ISIS, people would recognize the dangers when one religion attempts to dictate the behaviour of the people in an entire region.

Honestly, I hope she is treated quite harshly by the courts and actually serves jail time. A clear message must be sent that the US will not tolerate random religious folk forcing their religion dogma on anyone. Religious folk are an insidious bunch, you let them slip through the cracks and before long you have Sharia as the law of the land.

Anonymous said...

9:21 - You are a seriously disturbed individual. Concentrated all your educational days toward biology and left no room for psychology? You just wished a severe death on an entire population. Hmmm, where does that sound familiar throughout history? You need a mental health checkup.

Even if you don't agree with someone's opinions, you shouldn't wish for such a horrible outcome.

Anonymous said...

935,

No. Forgiven.

No Christian is perfect. Not possible.

One day you libs will understand this, and weep.

Where's Greggo? said...

My favorite characters on 1310 ticket:
Country Club Corby.
Moron Grubes.
And Idiot Danny who can't believe what Rhynes just said.

Anonymous said...

The Rhome Conservative. Is it an approved inferior blog?

Anonymous said...

As you well know counselor, our laws are enforced as those in power see fit. We let millions of illegal pour over our borders...but will not doubt jail a clerk that will not give sodomites a piece of paper that deals with marriage which is a term with ancient connotations. We are beyond idiots in this country.

Anonymous said...

The Kentucky clerk's refusal is akin to someone of the Jewish persuasion getting a job at the Pig Stand, then discovering they have to prepare and serve pork. If they can't abide that conflict with their beliefs, quit and get a different job. Don't continue to accept the paycheck & whine that your god doesn't want you to do it. If Kentucky Clerk truly believes, she should turn back her check to the county and do her job for free since it has become an issue of faith, not of mammon. But I bet she won't do that.

DF Angel Gabriel

SpanishWarDonkey said...

What do you morons not understand about "your RELIGIOUS views have no place in a PUBLIC employment position"? The government does not care about religion. If your religious views prevent you from doing the duty that your agreed to do, then you should lose your job. It's pretty simple. If you want a theocracy, and we all know the hard right does, move your ass on over to the Middle East. I'm sure they'll love to have you.

Anonymous said...

9:48 -- You're so wrong. They are tolerated - not respected.

Anonymous said...

I would do the same as the clerk in Kentucky. I would go to jail. I remember my days as a poor kid in Dallas hitchhiking and the fags trying to pick me up. I was street wise and could recognize them. I remember the story from a friend of mine who was an emergency room doctor at Parkland and him telling of having to remove a coke bottle from a fags rectum. They are perverted bastards who want to be seen as normal. The normal use of the rectum is for feces storage and not for sex. The virus will mutate and you fags will die.

Sam Brows said...

Federal District Judge in Kentucky has a unique problem. At the time the Clerk was elected there was no Supreme Court decision requiring public servant in her position issue marriage licenses to same sex couples. Now there is. Black's Law Dictionary defines an Ex Pos Facto law in the following fashion: a law passed after the occurrence of a fact or commission of an act, which retrospectively changes the legal consequences or relations of such fact or deed. By United States Constitution Article 1 Section 10 such laws are prohibited. By definition, the Supreme Court's pronouncement is a round peg in a round hole (no pun intended) as applied to the Kentucky Clerk's prosecution. So if the Federal Judge elects to put the woman in jail for refusal to heed his Orders, he runs the risk that doing so for violation of a civil law violates about 220 years' worth of precedent.

Anonymous said...

If you dont want to fulfill your duties as a clerk, dont be a clerk. if you dont like putting your fingers in a strange's mouth, dont become a dentist. Everyone has choices.

Anonymous said...

RTG...Brown Sugar, how come you taste so good?

DF Mick Jagger

wordkyle said...

The discussion of religious folks "imposing" their beliefs on others is comical. The Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage was five lawyers imposing their beliefs on others. Your argument is that some people have the right to do that, while others whose beliefs you don't like, don't. Yes, if you want to make the legal argument, justices, judges, et al have the constitutional right to do it. That's a legal argument, not a philosophical one. It doesn't change the fact that you're okay with your approved list of people imposing their beliefs on others.

Because of the beliefs of five lawyers, the clerk is now faced with either violating her own beliefs or finding another job. It's harsh and it's unfair, but it's her reality.

Anonymous said...

10:21 - Not approved, but certainly inferior... It looks to me that there have been a grand total of four posts since May. That's certainly "conservative!"

Anonymous said...

@11:08

"I remember my days as a poor kid in Dallas hitchhiking and the fags trying to pick me up. I was street wise and could recognize them"

This is absolutely the funniest thing I have ever read here in the comments section.

He was street wise, ya'll!!!

mzchief said...

To Sam @ 11:14...
The county clerk is not being asked to do anything significantly different in her job. The Ky county clerk is still required to issue marriage licenses but is no longer permitted to deny a marriage license to same sex couples. The KY county clerk's duty of issuing marriage licenses to those legally eligible for a marriage license remains the same. It has never been within the purview of the KY county clerk to determine what legal requirements makes a couple eligible for a marriage license.

Anonymous said...

11:08 - I'm not sure you understand the definition of rectum, so I looked it up for you:

Rectum - Damn near killed 'em

Oops. I stand corrected. The definition seems to support your argument that the rectum could lead to the demise of a certain group of people. (Here are a few more redneck medical definitions for your use. You're welcome.)

Anonymous said...

11:08 -

You know that not all homosexuals stick stuff up their butts - right? There is loving, touching, squeezing each other as well.

Anonymous said...

Methinks he came by his street wisdom the hard way!

DF Coca-Cola Cowboy

Anonymous said...

12:01 It is not difficult to spot a male trying adjust his speech to sound feminine. We had that ability back in the 1960s. What is funny about avoiding getting raped by a rump ranger?

Anonymous said...

My opinion to be taken as fact...

Best 1310 The Ticket characters....

1. Generic Youth Minister

2. Ed Carter

3. MushMouth Thomas


Anonymous said...

mzchief ..... some pretty good little points there.

Oh and fake Tiger is in the top 3

Anonymous said...

is it wrong that I'm genuinely disappointed that there wasn't a
DF Don Imus comment today - I find it hard to believe that I was the first one to think of it.

sigh - you guys are starting to disappoint

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 10:11 AM Where's Greggo? said...
My favorite characters on 1310 ticket:
Country Club Corby.
Moron Grubes.
And Idiot Danny who can't believe what Rhynes just said.

They're not characters...they are real right?

Anonymous said...

The most under utilized and funny character for me was "Guy Sportts"

He was hilarious

Anonymous said...

See, black lives DO matter......

Anonymous said...

"It's not the layout, it's the content. (And if I find any news site that auto-plays a video of an ad or a news story, I'm out."

Preach it, lawyer-man! I'm right there with you.

Anonymous said...

So you don't like the county law using a loophole with public information requests but you have never used a loophole while defending crooks?

Anonymous said...

" Shouldn't there be consequences for anyone who makes an allegation of a crime which is not true. No one should simply get to walk away in the 'interest of justice' when there is more to it than that."

Yeah, we've got them: "False Report," "Perjury," and "Aggravated Perjury." This is why lots of cops have witnesses raise their right hands, and administer the oath before witnessing their signature on their statements-- to get Perjury on the table if it can be proved that they lied.

But proving up perjury or false report is tricky.

Anonymous said...

The RTG looks like a salted caramel macchiato. Too rich for my blood, but man, is she ever to my taste!

Anonymous said...

"(Edit: For old extreme computer geeks only: Over in a building in Bridgeport right now, there is a printout of a computer program comprised of over 1,000 lines of code that I wrote in COBOL over thirty years ago. And it worked perfectly.)"

You must have spelled all for division names correctly.

Environment Division always caused problems for rookies.

Now if you were a real pro, you would have written something in Assembler.

CLC field1,field2
BNE tag1
MVI field1,c"0"
MVI field1+1(131),field1
B tag2

Goober's Cousin Gomer said...

"Bridgeport ISD is lowering its tax rate."

Yeah, at least the Bridgeport Supt/board realizes what's going on in the oil patch. The moron board members in Alvoid just 1)rode into the ground and ran off a supt. that held the line on taxes and balanced the budget through one of the worst education finance disasters in Texas history (while paying him just over $100K) while, 2) hiring a supt. (for > $135K) who got run off from his last job IN THE MIDDLE OF A BUILDING PROGRAM!!! whose first official act was to present a DEFICIT budget in excess $600K and raise taxes. (And the Board Prez. didn't even have the guts to show up and vote) Congratulations Alvoid voters, you finally got what you been wishing for.

Anonymous said...

I see you continue to avoid The black lies matter idiots threatening to kill police and white people. Maybe you should take a run thru stop six and see how that works out for you. I suppose you could say I'm a liberal. I'm not like those racist white people so don't kill me.

Anonymous said...

Fake Greggo is by far the best and most consistently funny bit that they've ever done.
Ed Carter is pretty dang good too, though none of the kids today will understand the call back to the 1980s message services.
Generic Youth Minister used to crack me up, but it's run out of steam.
And Fake Tiger has turned into a long wait for him shocking all of us with what he says after: "Mah dad... Earl.... the..." I cringe every time, and think that maybe Gordo needs to lay off the disrespect of the man's parents.
Fake Michael Irvin is greatness during school closings. Seems like I'm always driving on ice when I lose it laughing at him. Dangerous!

Sam Brows said...

Miz,

Come on, you're better than that.
First off, the clerk is so NOT the poster girl for this fight, if the multiple marriages and kids outta wedlock stuff is correct. So really, a fight for her isn't one i'd be all that jacked up about taking. But if you gave me some pure as the driven snow guy or gal in the same position, I call BS on your argument. At the time the clerk ran for office, the job was spelled out and it didn't include the requirement that he or she violate his or her own religious beliefs to hold the office. Threatening jail time now for refusing to follow the new law is textbook ex post facto and it is unconstitutional.
Secondly, I am a little disappointed that you didn't merely suggest the Judge have the clerk hand write the text of Romans, Chapter 13 1,000 times before sentencing to see if that altered her perspective. You must be multi tasking today.

Anonymous said...

The clerk says that her past is just that; she's been forgiven by grace and it's no longer an issue. This leads me to believe that she views her former acts (divorce) as sinful.

So I wonder how she justifies issuing marriage certificates to people who divorced for the wrong reasons? Since, as I noted, she clearly thinks this is sinful, does she question previously divorced applicants to determine if they too have made things right and been forgiven by grace? Does she question if their divorce was for one of the specific reasons given by Jesus that make divorce allowable? Doubtful. And there goes the "conviction of my beliefs" argument.

But if we're going to permit the "conviction of my beliefs" argument for a government official, what about a DPS official that refuses to issue CHLs because he/she is an Anabaptist and has strong religious convictions for non-violence and passivity? What about a Muslim clerk who refused to issue a building permit to a pig farm? Do these get the same staunch support from the evangelical community?

Anonymous said...

Sam Brows - If she is NOT going to issue a license to gay couples on Religious grounds then she can NOT issue a license to previously divorced couples who step into her office. God condemns those that remarry is performing Adultery which is against the Ten commandments my friend and I'm guessing she has issued a few of those...to herself I'm guessing. Pick your battles but don't pick your scriptures to suit your needs!

mzchief said...

Sam @ 3:31...

The KY county clerk has always been required to provide marriage licenses to those who meet the legal requirements to acquire a marriage license. I'm certain meeting the religious requirements of the KY county clerk was never a qualifier to whether or not the KY county clerk would be required, within the scope of carrying out her sworn duties, to issue a marriage license. The fact the KY county clerk only elects to enforce, on same sex couples, her religious views regarding who should marry, smacks of bigotry against homosexuals and certainly puts her in the position of oppressing one group of people. I'm certain you're aware of the fact that an elected government official cannot deny legal rights to anyone based on the religion of said elected official. There is no new law for the KY county clerk to follow. She is still duty bound, like before, to issue marriage licenses to all couples who meet the legal requirements to acquire a marriage license.

Yeah, you could say I'm multi tasking! I'm golfing. Sent the lunchtime comment from my phone while riding in a golf cart.

Anonymous said...

I done tole all ya'll that the gubmint ain't got no bidness messing in any personal relationship.

If SCOTUS had just tapped out, none of this trouble would have happened.

Now we have to suffer through this crap, plus cake bakers, all this other shat.

The comes the freaking polygamists.

IF the queers need a piece of paper to legitimize their relationship, they don't have much of a relationship.

Anonymous said...

And just when I thought I was falling for Mz and her tranny self, she has to go dissing that hunka love Kentucky girl... Why Mz? Why?

Anonymous said...

@1701 - is she/are catholic? Us Methodists are ok with divorce

Anonymous said...

10:34 -

She's Pentecostal, who are as anti-divorce as Catholics, if not more so. Growing up in that denomination, I saw lots of examples of women staying with men who abused them (verbally and physically) and even cheated on them, because they were told that getting divorced would send them to hell.

Anonymous said...

RTG girl is a man with implants. Bank on it! That's a man face.