The Campaign For DA

11.16.2015

Random Monday Morning Thoughts




  • The attack on Paris on Friday was unnerving, and it appears that ISIS was behind it.  Wasn't the Middle East more stable when Saddam was in power in Iraq? Why exactly did we go after him?
  • I think I've watch Pulp Fiction fifty times and another one was added this weekend. (And Mrs. LL pointed out things in the background which I have never noticed. For example, before the needle-in-the-heart scene there were two kid/board games in the background. Life and Operation.)
  • It is Idiocracy when I wake up and my Twitter time line is full of references to one female beating another female in a UFC fight. (But, man, she wore almost nothing on an appearance on Jimmy Fallow where she basically predicted she would lose.)
  • I stumbled upon a religious channel yesterday and saw Joel Osteen. He was doing his same bit. I will paraphrase his "sermon": "Are you having marriage issues? Do you have debt and creditors who are hounding you? Do you have a child which has lost his way? Have you lost your job and having trouble finding another? Do you suffer from addiction?" The people that attend his church, or any church that resembles it, are being conned.
  • And later in the day I went back to the same channel and saw "Changing Your Life with Gregory Dickow". This guy was doing the same schtick as Olsteen but had it ramped up by talking about the power of communion and its "supernatural powers" as he quoted Bible verses.  It turned out only to be Informational to buy his DVD collection. I was so angry I called the number and left a recorded message. The guy is, in my opinion, a fraud and a snake oil salesman. His number is 888-438-5433.
  • OK, Baylor lost. No excuses. But a one loss Big 12 team might still make the final four. (And I told you I had a very bad feeling about that Oklahoma game.) And I also said weeks ago that an Oklahoma team would win the Big 12. I'm a Sports Genius. A depressed Sports Genius this Monday but a Sports Genius nevertheless.
  • I've mentioned this before but I still remember when I turned 18 that I went to the Bridgeport Post Office to fill out my registration card in case there was another draft. Vietnam had recently come to an end.  I handed the card back to the man and I asked, "Is that all there is to it?" He looked at me and with a stern look said, "You better hope so."
  • There is an Amber Alert on right now for a child named "Twinkle Twinkie Twilight".
  • Shout out to Community Bank in Bridgeport for the card you sent me after I opened up an account. You may do that for everyone but I'm assuming you don't. And special shout out to two ladies  -- that was a hard day for me.
  • Mrs. LL emailed me on her trip to Indiana on Friday and said she just went through Effingham, Illinois.  Not only is that a funny name, but there was a family who moved into my Bridgeport neighborhood as a kid who came from Effingham.  And when I was DA, after they were long gone, there would be a crime committed in that house which led to a prosecution and trial which still haunts me. (And a lawyer in town as the front page of the Wise County Messenger framed and hanging on his wall.)
  • So Dez Bryant drops a ball and doesn't make a decent effort on the last play. The explanation is obvious: Dallas the Monkey kept him up the night before.





57 comments:

Ernest T said...

The big difference has nothing to do with Saddam being in power. The big difference is who is in charge here in the U.S.

When Bush was in charge, Al Qaeda and other feared him. They knew that if they made him made he would send the entire military after them. Now, we have a President who only wants to become their BFF and nothing else.

I liken it to a school bully. If you punch him in the face, then he will leave you alone. If you cower to him and let him do what he wants, then he will only continue to do it and make it even worse.

Anonymous said...

After seven years, Barry Green is still blaming Bush. Saddam would be 78 if he were still alive. I guess Barry was hoping that the evil bastard would live forever.

Anonymous said...

RTG: Oof!

Anonymous said...



Barry,

If you'll lay your hand on my response as a point of contact.
Send 1000.00 faith offering to me.
I will send you a prayer cloth anointed with my sweat while praying over you blog.
You will be healed for life and your sports predictions will always be correct (for a monthly pledge)

God Richly Bless you,
(even if you are a liberal democrat)

DF Rev Bob Tilton

wordkyle said...

"Saddam Hussein"?? Good God, BG. ISIS was contained as recently as Friday, and is JV anyway. Your president said so. (He is president, right? Been in office for seven years?)

Anonymous said...

[I]"Wasn't the Middle East more stable when Saddam was in power in Iraq? Why exactly did we go after him?"[/I]

Yes it was. Also? And Knight Rider was on television while Saddam was in power. So? Correlation? Iraq isn't the source of ISIS.
We went after Saddam Hussein because he actively had been attempting to produce WMDs, and had not been permitting inspections of sites.

Anonymous said...

Could you please be a bit more vague in your kid from Effingham story? What case? It's obviously long over so why can't you tell us?

Anonymous said...

"So Dez Bryant drops a ball and doesn't make a decent effort on the last play"

After Bryant dropped that easy pass I was hoping he would get into a shouting match with himself on the sideline.

Andy Stevenson said...

Osteen - Lakewood church has a Ferrari with a custom paint job.

IS - Iraq was more stable with SH just like Libya was with Gaddafi. GWB was clearly in the wrong for invasion of Iraq and ouster of SH but we are powerless to do anything about it now. On the other hand, we can punish Hillary for her role in the Arab Spring and Gaddafi's deoarture.

Anonymous said...

Vietnam had recently come to an end.

Vietnam was long over by the time you had to register with the Selective Service. You never faced the draft or the draft lottery.

Anonymous said...

BG,

"The attack on Paris on Friday was unnerving, and it appears that ISIS was behind it. Wasn't the Middle East more stable when Saddam was in power in Iraq? Why exactly did we go after him?"

You are doing a bit, right? Just to stir the pot? Do you want someone to list all of the terrorist attacks while saddam was in power?

The area was stable before Obama came into office. But you would not want to acknowledge that would you. Thankfully, your buddy Uncle Joe Biden said it for you...that Iraq "is" stable and democratic, and would be one of USAs greatest accomplishments.

You really are too much.

Anonymous said...

The attack on Paris on Friday was unnerving, and it appears that ISIS was behind it. Wasn't the Middle East more stable when Saddam was in power in Iraq? Why exactly did we go after him?


Looking for blame instead of looking for solutions?

Anonymous said...

There is an Amber Alert on right now for a child named "Twinkle Twinkie Twilight".


They found her safe at the Hostess Bakery.
No joke.

Anonymous said...

"Twinkle Twinkie Twilight"....silly Negros. Look around, they're everywhere.

Anonymous said...

Baylor went down. I called it. With that sorry weak OOC schedule your CFP chances are gone!And that bush league play where the player faked the injury exposed Baylor to the entire nation.

Triple Fake... said...


I registered for the draft in '74. I recall getting a very high lottery number (meaning small chance of getting drafted). Registration was suspended in March '75 by Presidential proclamation.
It was re-instituted in 1980 in response to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. I tried to re-register (a symbolic gesture, for sure) even though I had recently completed four years of service. Still have the post card which basically stated: "Thanks, but you are not eligible or required to register."


Anonymous said...

9:39 - Go back to sleep.

Anonymous said...

France dogged us, shit-talked us, and refused to have our back when we went after terrorists. Its time we returned the favor. F- 'em, karma's a bitch.

Anonymous said...

Typical lib blaming Bush SEVEN years after he left office...

Anonymous said...

Thanks for providing the phone number for the snake-oil preacher. I'll have my fax machine call it regularly today.

Anonymous said...

I registered for the draft in '74. I recall getting a very high lottery number (meaning small chance of getting drafted).

The draft ended in 1973 so you had zero chance of being drafted. Most guys by 1974 didn't even bother to register for the draft lottery which ended in 1975.

Anonymous said...

Some groups/countries of people can only be controlled by strong arm dictators. It sounds bad, but if your entire culture is based on trusting that if anyone gets out of line, the Dear Leader/Despot in charge will cut a body part off. It tends to keep the mischief down. Let some freedom in and immediately the strong attack the weak and take what they have.

Strong leaders, sometimes make strong countries.

Anonymous said...

France dogged us, shit-talked us, and refused to have our back when we went after terrorists. Its time we returned the favor. F- 'em, karma's a bitch.

On December 1, 2001 the French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle and Task Force 473 set sail for the Indian Ocean in support of Operation Enduring Freedom against Taliban-controlled Afghanistan.

Anonymous said...

10:02 True Dat!

Anonymous said...

We went after Saddam because the Kennedys and Clintons said that he had weapons of mass destruction. Iran was stable before the liberal news media around the world relentlessly attacked the Shah of Iran until he was overthrown. The Shah was a friend of the U.S. I believe the it is impossible for an Muslim country to live under any type of government other than a dictatorship.

Anonymous said...

10:31 -

F you and your "facts." Faux News told me that the Frenchies were evil and that I should eat Freedom Fries with my gluten-free hamburger, so that's all I need to know.

DF Tim Hasselbeck

Anonymous said...

Come on folks, 911 really did happen and I cannot believe all the bullshit being said without even acknowledging this fact. It was the reason for war and it was a good one. Iraq was providing support to the terrorist just like Saudi and all the other Middle East countries period. We give them money for oil they give some of the money to the terrorist so they can keep the peace with the people they rule.

Anonymous said...

10:20

I registered for the "old" draft in November of '74.

Even though the lottery had ended and was defunct completely by April of '75, we were still required by law to register and maintain possession of our draft cards.

Anonymous said...

9:33

"The area was stable before Obama came into office."

Can you tell us what planet you are living on?

Anonymous said...

The attack on Paris on Friday was unnerving, and it appears that ISIS was behind it. Wasn't the Middle East more stable when Saddam was in power in Iraq? Why exactly did we go after him?

Hindsight is meaningless

Anonymous said...

OK, Baylor lost. No excuses. But a one loss Big 12 team might still make the final four. (And I told you I had a very bad feeling about that Oklahoma game.) And I also said weeks ago that an Oklahoma team would win the Big 12. I'm a Sports Genius. A depressed Sports Genius this Monday but a Sports Genius nevertheless.

It sure ain't gonna be Baylor. I just pray that the Baylor coeds are all safe every day. I pray that the sheriff can keep those criminals under control

Anonymous said...

Come on Barry why nothing on the Liberal debate? Oh I mean the what will I get for free show?

Anonymous said...

Okey State wins out and gets in, so no need for a one loss Big 12 team.
The Dems themselves voted to go get Saddam. So is your question of why we went after Saddam directed at R or D, or both?
With your track record, it can only be GWB's fault.
I can tell you are a very smart guy BG, but you make a lot of unsupported assumptions like my 11 yo daughter.

Anonymous said...

10:31 AM

Compare that to how many of our boys were shipped off to Normandy, slapnuts.

Anonymous said...

How dare the terrorist take black lives matter off the front page.

Anonymous said...

But did you buy my Bible DVD?

DF Gregory Dickow

Anonymous said...

The RTG looks kind of Syrian. Watch out, Barry.

DF Homeland Security RTG Department

Triple Fake... said...

The draft ended in 1973 so you had zero chance of being drafted. Most guys by 1974 didn't even bother to register for the draft lottery which ended in 1975.

10:20 AM


Zero chance? They were still drawing lottery numbers. The draft could have been restarted at any time, so the chances, while slim, were somewhere above the zero point.

Most guys?
Anyone that didn't register before April '75 was in violation of federal law, because it was mandatory

Anonymous said...

10:02

So we can fight a global threat, or we can sit back and watch to prove a point to France. And you're choosing the latter?

You might have just become the poster child for "dumb Americans." Congratulations.

Anonymous said...

Can you post the hotline # for ISIS? I need to send them an "angry recorded message"; it won't stop anything but it will show my great courage!!!

I'm sorry but my outrage for snake oil salesman is on hold until the streets of our great cities no longer run red with the blood of innocents! Gregory Dickow will just have to wait.

It is very telling what gets the liberal all hot and bothered!

Anonymous said...

Just to keep you all up to date, Nancy Pelosi has been safe and sound over in China embarrassing America. That idiot is spreading the gospel according to global warming and human rights. Yawn.

What a complete idiot! What a complete waste of space and air.

Anonymous said...

Word just came down that the mastermind of the Paris attack was a Belgium. That does it! No more Belgium Waffles at the State Fair!

DF Governator Greg Abbott

Anonymous said...

Registering with Selective Service is still the law.

Rage

Anonymous said...

12:54 And liberal sites like Slate and HuffPo are already posting stories linking the rise of Daesh to global warming! I guess with a few upticks of the mercury those Shemaghs just melt the frontal lobe or something! One minute you are herding sheep and the next your beheading journalists!!!

HarveyLee said...

Bikini Bridge alert!

Anonymous said...

Let those who want boots on the ground, lace up and move to the Front

Have yet to hear of what Obama could do differently! Besides generalized clap-trap.

We will have an episode in US, in fact already have had several starting with young Timothy McVeigh thru Boston. Lets just work to stop more than those that succeed.

This has been going on since 700AD and my Bible sorta says it will continue to the Day of the Lord.

Anonymous said...

Tell us about the case that still haunts you.

Anonymous said...

By all means lets judge Baptist by the handful we know. All Texans by Cruz, Perry, and Abbott.

However, all Republicans do think like Trump! That gospel!!!

Anonymous said...

A Belgian was behind the attack? Well, no more Brussels Sprouts on the menu, Barbara!

DF George Herbert Walker Bush

Anonymous said...

Mr. Green, we wish to speak to you regarding the quality of your recent RTG postings. It's our job.

DF U.S. Highly Selective Service
register now

Anonymous said...

12:24 PM

And you just become the poster child for why don't you cuck my sock?!?!?

Triple Fake... said...

Registering with Selective Service is still the law.

Rage

Judging by the logic of "anon" (yeah, right!) @ 10:20, why bother to register now, since there is currently no draft lottery?

Thanks for playing, though

Anonymous said...

2:26 I agree, and a good way to start is to limit those most likely to attack us from gaining entry to our country. Then we can let the FBI and Homeland security focus on domestic threats. Adding more threats on our soil via refugee programs only spreads our resources more thin and increases the odds for more successful attacks in the future.

Anonymous said...

Because he invaded Kuwait and fired missiles at Israel.

Anonymous said...

1101,

Earth.

Can you point to any country in the middle east that had major conflict in 2008?

Why don't you compare what occurred in '08 to what is happening over the middle east now?

Come now, look it up. Be honest with yourself, if nothing else.

David Patreus

Anonymous said...

The JV team was contained on Friday Barry. What happened?

100 wives wielding softball bats can't protect us from Isis. There not just coming for the yorkie puppies this time.

Anonymous said...

BG,

Thought you might like this

Ah crap...the link looks hinky.

Do a google search for TAMU band, western carolina drill.

They do the impossible drill.