The Campaign For DA

11.02.2015

Random Monday Morning Thoughts


  • Mrs. LL and I had the best time on Halloween night. We wanted to hand out candy to trick or treaters but soon discovered that The Family Pup and Family Rescue Dog go crazy at a doorbell or if we sat on the front porch without them. So we opened the front door on a beautiful night, put up one of those indoor dog fences, and pulled up chairs to the door on the inside of the house. 
  • I sometimes give the impression that my little life is all wonderful, but I am just like you. There can be issues which cause a ton of stress. 
  • How far has the country developed? It took until 1972 before the Supreme Court struck down state laws that made it a crime to provide birth control to unmarried couples. (Yes, you read that correctly.) 
  • That Twittering Judge will be part of the Texas Supreme Court which will hear oral arguments today on this issue: Is a school district liable if it files truancy charges against a parents who home school their children because the school district believes they were "failing to teach their children educational basics." But the parents justify any teaching deficiencies because they "were waiting to be transported to heaven with the second coming of Jesus Christ." This will be great. A far right conservative court having to make a decision regarding devout Christians. 
  • Sports: (1) If a football team can be bi-polar, the Longhorns are Exhibit A. (2) This may be the most dramatic sports weekend ever. College football was bizarre with many crazy finishes and we may have seen the greatest kick return ever. And even I got sucked into the World Series games because of the drama. (2A) I'm worried there may be a guy who is now this generation's Bill Buckner, (2B) ESPN was breaking down the Miami kick return like it was the Zapruder film. There is controversy over whether one of the player's knee was down. He was not called down on the field but they went to replay. You know what the rule is before you can overturn the "non-call"? There must be "irrefutable evidence" to the contrary that convinces the replay official "beyond all doubt." That standard is as high as it can get. The criminal justice system sentences people to death if there is only "no reasonable doubt" they are guilty. (4) I love "Surrender Cobra" photos. 
  • The biggest Republican candidate problem right now is that they have to go over the top to appeal to the far right conservative base to get the nomination. At least they believe that's the only way you win the nomination. Then after one wins it, he (or she) has to back off and appeal to all of the electorate to win the general election.  That hacks off the conservative base and the general electorate has seen you act like a Rush Limbaugh or Dennis Prager. That's a problem. 
  • Candidate Carley Fiorina may have a figurative self inflicted political wound. She was on one of the Sunday morning shows and (once she stopped talking about the "liberal media") she finally admitted she "misspoke" when she said that 92% of the job losses in President Obama’s first term belonged to women. Is "misspoke" a code word for "lie"? 
  • There's news of a woman poisoning her own child in Dallas. That's right out of Sixth Sense if covertly done or Jonestown if overtly done.  
  • There's a TV ad I've seen a couple of times for treatment of "relapsing multiple sclerosis ." I had no idea that was a huge problem. 
  • I mentioned the Aggie Bonfire Memorial yesterday but here's a cool coincidence: There is part of the Memorial which notes that the bonfire did not occur in 1963 because of the Kennedy assassination. A few weeks back I wrote about going to watch the Aggie Band in downtown Fort Worth. Part of my notes were watching the final stage of the band, glancing over and seeing the Kennedy Memorial, and then going over and looking at it. 



31 comments:

Anonymous said...

Have you ever criticized a Democrat or the Democratic Party?
I didn't think so, BG the "Libertarian."

Anonymous said...

RTG is a TEN!!!!

Anonymous said...

There are four different types of MS, with the most common being Relapsing-Remitting MS. With this, the patient will periodically have relapses, or "flareups," where symptoms worsen significantly and/or new symptoms appear. After a period of time, the symptoms remit, or lessen, and the patient will experience lessened symptoms or even a return to "normal." Something like 85% of MS patients have this form.

DF Montel Williams

SpanishWarDonkey said...

A mis-speak: 57 states or 'fool me twice, I can't get fooled again'.
A lie: If you like your healthcare plan, you can keep it or Obama is a Muslim!!1!!

Damn BG, way to softball 'em in there like that.

John said...

On your recent trip to Texas A&M, did you notice the sign about not walking on the grass at the MSC? This photo is making the rounds on FB. Pretty disrespectful. What's your opinion? I'm an Aggie and it's really disrespectful to me!

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10153173166776643&set=p.10153173166776643&type=3&theater

Anonymous said...

How many times has Hillary "misspoke"?

Truth isn't a value for the left.

Anonymous said...

How does Dennis Prager act?

Anonymous said...

"The biggest Republican candidate problem right now is that they have to go over the top to appeal to the far right conservative base to get the nomination..."

Exactly.

It's even worse at the state and local level, which is why we get so many crazies in the state legislatures and on city councils.

The primaries are everything and the primaries generally have a low voter turnout.

Anonymous said...

1. Great job on the RTG. Fantastic this morning.
2. 4th Bullet: I know your point was about the "Twittering Judge", but I find it interesting a school can file charges against a parent if they (the ISD) believes the parents are "failing to teach their children educational basics." What recourse does a parent have if they feel the ISD is "failing to teach their children educational basics"? Can we stop paying our taxes?

Anonymous said...

The biggest problem with the Democratic candidates right now is the fact that the party has swung so far left by promising the entitlement based electorate everything under the Sun for free that the party of personal responsibility does not exist anymore--some of the older remember the likes of Charlie Stenholm and the likes. They were old school democrats that understood--that giving a helping hand only goes so far--and that by giving away the farm would eventually deplete the livestock and crops to where sustainability becomes impossible. That is where your party sets at this point in time--hate to be cliched --but Ann Rand famous book had it right in this regard.
The Golden Goose can only survive for so long when it has a full blown case of blue bugs dragging it down where it can't lay any longer.

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

Triple Fake... said...

Always saddens me when people (men) adjust their plans because of a spoiled/pampered dog's behavior. But we already knew you are not the Alpha Male of the House.

The parents trying to justify not teaching their kids:
Their argument can be shut down using only two questions -
"When exactly is Jesus coming back?"
"Did you read the part in the Bible where it says NO ONE knows when that time will be?"

Anonymous said...

I sometimes give the impression that my little life is all wonderful, but I am just like you. There can be issues which cause a ton of stress.

You are so not in the real world...Just think if you had to really work...Obama would have another to care for

Anonymous said...

Barry is a Libertarian? What?

Anonymous said...

I think I will use that Rapture thing on paying my taxes. No time to pay your earthly tax assessment. Have to pack my bags for my trip to Heaven, via Barbados. Praise Jesus!

DF Jim Bakker

Anonymous said...

How far has the country developed? It took until 1972 before the Supreme Court struck down state laws that made it a crime to provide birth control to unmarried couples. (Yes, you read that correctly.)


This is your measuring stick?

Anonymous said...

What happened to the "...and another" series? You missed the double header in Quinlan...come on, get on it!

Oh that's right; they were male teachers

Anonymous said...

Please provide us an update of more Sharen Wilson envy please? You're not going back to the Tarrant County DA are you? Is that the big announcement?

Anonymous said...

I have progressive-relapsing sclerosis and it's the least common of the four occurring in approx 5% of people with MS. NOT fun

Anonymous said...

Triple Fake, the folks in Wordy's church out in Eldorado can tell you when he is coming back. Of course you will have to turn over your daughters and wife to get the answer.

YFZ Ranchero

Anonymous said...

You can move. You can vote for board members. You can make your kid do their damn homework.

You can stop being such a titty baby.

Rage

Anonymous said...

There is plenty of Longhorn stuff at your local Wal-Mart. Unfortunately the Longhorn toilet paper went fast.

Anonymous said...

oomph. Dat RTG!

Skeeter said...

Nice RTG, for a sixteen-year-old. Maybe she is 17, but just barely.

Anonymous said...

Why is a local politician( DA from Kentucky that refuses to issue gay wedding licenses) thrown in jail for violating federal law but the local politicians(democrats) not thrown in jail for violating federal immigration laws by harboring illegal aliens under the name of sanctuary cities?

Anonymous said...

2:53 Damn good point! It is moral relativism by liberal activists. It allows them to disregard laws they disagree with. However if they were true to their own ideas they would have to support Kim Davis for her civil disobedience. It clearly shows liberals have developed a clear moral stance on many, if not all issues and the punishment for not walking their line is severe! Their moral stance is that everything that was right before is now wrong as long as it doesn't affect them. The largest sins in their bible are order and respect.

Anonymous said...

2:53 -

Because the County Clerk (not DA) from Kentucky wasn't jailed "for violating federal law," she was jailed for contempt because she refused to follow a court order.

Anonymous said...

Has anyone been to the new Buc-ee's that we built in Afghanistan?

DF Ashton Carter

Anonymous said...

If the RTG is under-aged, I'll eat my hat. I know about these things and have the court conviction to show for it.

DF Roman Polanski

Anonymous said...

Also, Judge Bunning (the judge who threw Davis in prison for contempt) was a George W. Bush appointee. So I'm not sure how that would show "moral relativism by liberal activists."

Anonymous said...

4:52 The relativism is supporting sanctuary cities, not jailing (was not prison) Davis. She deserved jail, just like the officials and councilmen of sanctuary cities deserve jail!

Anonymous said...

4:52 must believe that GW was a conservative.