The Campaign For DA

10.23.2015

Random Friday Morning Thoughts




  • It's all about your perspective, but I think the Republicans just made Hillary Clinton the next president by trying to grill her for hours yesterday on Benghazi.  Her poise and retorts made her look, uh, presidential. It got so bad that Fox News actually bailed out of the full time coverage in the evening. 
  • I was glued into the hearing and then Mrs. LL smiles and asks, "Can I watch Survivor?"  I laughed and told her to hit the record button and, of course, she could. She then said, "I know this is Idiocracy." And then I got sucked into Survivor and started giving hot sports opinions on who should win and how they should handle the challenges. I like the old guy. 
  • One contestant of Survivor appeared on the screen and Mrs. LL looks at me and says, "I met her in Manhattan once." If it is possible for an actual question mark to form in the air over my head, it happened at that moment. But, I'll be dang, she did. 
  • The Family Pup has now decided she loves to run around in the rain the backyard.
  • I was up at a courthouse office and talking to one of the female workers and referred to her as Darlin' as I was trying to make a point. I immediately apologized because I think referring to a woman as Darlin' is condescending. Another female in the same room agreed. The person I said it to, however, said she wasn't offended at all. We then all argued about it. Another female employee then walked in the room and I immediately turned to her and said, "Hey! If I called you Darlin', would that offend you?" She stopped for one second in confusion, and then said, "Oh, no! I'd like that!"  My daily work life is a sit-com. 
  • I don't know why it was posted yesterday in the comments but it made me laugh and smile. It was a quote from Pappy O'Daniel from the great movie O Brother, Where Art Thou. Pappy was running for election and about to walk into a new fangled thing called a "radio station" for promotion. One of his goofy advisers (a son) told him he was wasting his time and needed to be out "pressing the flesh" instead. Pappy told him: "I'll press your flesh, you dimwitted sumbitch! You don't tell your pappy how to court the electorate. We ain't one-at-a-timin' here. We're MASS communicating!" Funny. And he was right. 
  • It reminded me of the time that I was down in Austin at the Court of Criminal Appeals fighting with Wise County prosecutors on a misdemeanor.  After oral arguments were over, we walked over to the state capitol building which is a stone's throw away. About five minutes in I thought about how much crap the Texas Legislature throws out and, out of the blue and -- more importantly -- for the sake of comedy, I fired off a quote from the same movie. Ironically, it was from the opponent of Pappy, Homer Stokes, who got bent out of shape when the crowd turned on him: "Is you is, or is you ain't, my constituency?"
  • Alison Krauss has great music in the soundtrack of O Brother.
  • The killing of the dentist in the Uptown parking garage just got weirder. The prosecutors, based upon the below story from the Dallas Morning News, think the Cartel was involved? 


40 comments:

Anonymous said...

RTG - looking a bit 'thin' how about a do-over and show something with some appealing curves? Or atleast send get her a whataburger meal to go!

Anonymous said...

If I were a gambling man, I'd be willing to bet a lot of money that you're going to catch a lot of hell for today's RTG. Gross.

Anonymous said...

Nice Halloween Skeleton you posted as your Random Girl this morning. She's scary!

Anonymous said...

Hillary answered many of the committees questions with non-sequiturs or outright lies and fools like Barry are pleased with her performance.

Anonymous said...

Hillary being grilled for her absolute ineptness to function at any level will make her president? A rather wise man recently said that the human race is devolving from Adam to beast....now he has credibility even further. We must be at the lower end of idiot at this point if your observation is true, Barry.

David in Red River said...

RTG girl....somebody get her a bologna sammich STAT!

Andy Stevenson said...

If your definition of looking Presidential means appearing annoyed at having to answer to the representatives of the people then you are correct, Hillary hit a walk off homer.

Anonymous said...

I was up at a courthouse office and talking to one of the female workers and referred to her as Darlin' as I was trying to make a point. I immediately apologized because I think referring to a woman as Darlin' is condescending. Another female in the same room agreed. The person I said it to, however, said she wasn't offended at all. We then all argued about it. Another female employee then walked in the room and I immediately turned to her and said, "Hey! If I called you Darlin', would that offend you?" She stopped for one second in confusion, and then said, "Oh, no! I'd like that!" My daily work life is a sit-com.


Moira is sitting on the bed and knitting. She doesn’t look up from her needles. The incredibly long scarf that she is making is neat and orderly. She has been working on it for as long as I’ve known her.

“That’s getting so long,” I say, pointing to the lengthening wooly ribbon in her lap.

“Yeah. It’s for you!” She holds up a section to display the argyle pattern she has been working into it.

I rub my hand through my hair and glance doubtfully at the mirror on the back of the door. “Ugh. No. I haven’t even showered today.”

My laptop is warm against my legs, I idly click back to Facebook and scroll through pictures of vague acquaintances enjoying their Saturday night.


Oh. My bad! I thought we were writing boring stories today.

Anonymous said...

RE: RTG

Somebody needs some double cheeseburgers asap.

Anonymous said...

Is it anorexia awareness week?

Anonymous said...

It's all about your perspective, but I think the Republicans just made Hillary Clinton the next president by trying to grill her for hours yesterday on Benghazi.


Yes, its all about the perspective of why it took almost 4 years to do this hearing and now she gets to play dumb and the repubs get to ACT tough.

Its all for show.

Bacon said...

Bacon Scale
1 out of 5
She need some bacon!
No just no

Not good BG

Bear said...

I know that the Clinton/Benghazi hearings are a beating. But don't you want to know the truth of why our ambassador was killed? If lying and cover up are part of the truth, shouldn't it be revealed? I'm sorry that your party is the culprit in this one, but if the tables were turned (Republicans involved in a cover up) you would be screaming for their heads.

I think there is too much smoke to not have a fire. If that woman becomes President, it will be the saddest day in America. She is obviously too corrupt to be President. Her own personal gain is what she is most concerned about, not the country's well being. If that is not obvious to you, I will definitely never hire you for any legal advice.

Triple Fake... said...

the "mass communicatin'" comment was a spot-on response to the goofy ad by the goofy lawyer. In the movie it was accurate and humorous, but keep in mind that it was written in hindsight. The other movie referenced - Idiocracy - would be a better indication of a prophetic statement. It's message is being fulfilled at an exponential rate.
And isn't just about everything we do now a method of mass communication? All the social media posts and viral videos on the interwebs proving how we're devolving as a society?

BTW - His son was not an advisor, he only accompanied Gov. O'Dan'l because he was too dumb to be left on his own. Nobody would take his advice on any subject. Oh, and the guv was running for RE-election.

RTG: Bacon will probably rate that as turkey bacon. Way too lean!

Anonymous said...

Let me get this straight...You watched the Benghazi committee yesterday, and you are OK with HRC being president of the United States?

Just clarify please.

Anonymous said...

Did the RTG have a rib removed? Looks a little odd.

DF Cosmetic Surgeon

Anonymous said...

I guess her name is Eve and God forgot to take out her rib to make Adam.....horrible RTG

Anonymous said...

Other terms of endearment formerly acceptable, but to be stricken in polite conversations with women in 2015:

1. Hun (short for honey)
2. Honey
3. Mamma
4. Gal
5. Girl
6. Lover
7. Sweet Cheeks

DF Emily Post

Anonymous said...

9:49, You forgot my personal favorite: sugar panties!

DF Lamar Odom

Anonymous said...

I only got to watch about 2 hours of the hearings, but I saw where the questioners were able to show that she lied immediately about the cause to the American people (video) but told the truth to her family in an email and to the Egyptian prime minister.

The guy from Kansas proved that there should have been some accountability by the fact that there were 600-800 requests for additional security and her claim was that those requests never made it to her yet it would be her job to find out afterwards, where up the chain of command those requests made it to and do some major firing for some folks not doing their job. She fired no one! I wish that guy would have pushed the questioning a little harder.

Anonymous said...

But, but... Benghazi!
http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/may/12/john-garamendi/prior-benghazi-were-there-13-attacks-embassies-and/

Anonymous said...

Barry is energized by human suffering. Hence the leftism.

Anonymous said...

As a sociopathic liar of course Hillary looked calm and collected. People with a conscious would be sweating bullets.

Anonymous said...

As I sit here on a Friday afternoon, killing time while I eat my lunch and watch it rain, I have to wonder how people can get so angry at Barry's blog that they feel the need to comment about it in a hateful way. Why expend that much energy into something that ultimately only has zero effect on your life unless you allow it.

So, 9:08 - you voluntarily came to this website, got bored, kept reading, and then spent the time and energy to come up with a little short story of your own, all to make the comment that a post is boring? What in incredible use of your time and energy.

Breaking News: No one makes you read anything on the Internet. Ever. So if you're so bored, just close the page and move along. Or do you get some personal satisfaction from being an anonymous asshole?

Anonymous said...

Isn't it worse when you consider the free speech angle?. I mean HRC made a big deal outta this video, then promised one of these victims families that she would make sure the guy who made the video would end up in jail. And he did. All over a dumb ass YouTube thing.

Anonymous said...

12:37 doesn't get it.

Anonymous said...

You don't have to call me darlin', Darlin'

DF David Allan Coe

Anonymous said...

Since when is being presidential compared to a lying, murdering, incompetent wife of an an ex-president (who was also a lying, murdering philanderer)?

Congratulations, Barry, you got me smh again over the really stupid sh*t you support.

Anonymous said...

Dude, RTG can't be anything but from Florida - too much meth, too much sun, boob job, fake blonde hair, general skankiness

Anonymous said...

12:37 - I think 9:08 was just trying to be funny. I got a chuckle out of it.

You anonymously labeling someone else as an "anonymous asshole" isn't quite as funny.

Hope you enjoyed your lunch.

Anonymous said...

@12:15

Articles by Democrats about unfair treatment of Democrats by Republicans is pretty lame as any type of proof of anything.

Anonymous said...

Monica's boyfriend's wife and Martha Stewart would have made great cellmates.

Anonymous said...

RTG
Who knew they had a beach at Auschwitz.

Anonymous said...

Does Hillary look presidential when she uses her black voice when speaking to blacks?

Anonymous said...

@12:37
You don't come here much do you?

Anonymous said...

2:07 - Barry delights in watching the world begin to burn. He has nothing to tie him to this world. Barry revels in it's destruction.

Anonymous said...

Barry is married with step children and he now realizes that he will always be alone. He will never be able to relate to anyone on a moral level, so he wants to watch the world burn.

Can't Barry and miss LL bond over a TV series or a contempt for goodness?

Anonymous said...

Guess your filing for office hasn't came to light. Still gonna be a money guzzling defense attorney, or did I miss the LL announcement?

Anonymous said...

"If the Republican party was ever involved in a cover up....." seriously! Where are those weapons of mass destruction Mr I'm the only Bush with a Texan accent!? Republicans are the most paranoid, judgemental, believe anything bill O'Reilly says group of ppl that its almost funny! Face it you have the candidate that represents yall best....the Donald!

Anonymous said...

2:07 You really shldnt talk about Bush like that lol!