The Campaign For DA

11.17.2015

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts




  • That was quite the storm. I'm not sure we've had a Family Unit Security Meeting in the middle of the night in the history of ever but we did last night. (Side note to Mrs. LL: Next time don't tweet about me wearing The Family Guy pajama pants with tennis shoes as my emergency protection gear. But it was a ridiculous look and that was comedy gold.)
  • Pete Delkus spent this morning retweeting compliments about his performance last night. That is such bad form. And we didn't turn to Channel 8 once during the storm. 
  • Three Texas universities are facing federal scrutiny over how they have handled sexual violence allegations. Trinity is one of them? You kidding me? Trinity?
  • Great Ticket segment this morning: If you had the power to allow your dog to talk, would you? Answer: NO WAY! What a beating that would be.
  • Texas attempting to (illegally) stop any Syrian refugee from living here makes perfect sense. I mean, Governor Abbott (who amazingly has made Gov. Perry look like Einstein) is worried about a terrorist attack, right? His policy would solve the problem. There's no way one of them could, say, move to Colorado and drive to Austin. Abbott is playing politics, and it is embarrassing. 
  • And Mark Davis started his program off today going on a rant about anyone who would invoke Jesus as a reason to take in Syrian refugees. Since there exists the possibility that there could be one terrorist, "Tell me in the Bible," Davis said, "Where Jesus said you should risk your life" in order to show compassion for your fellow man? Oh, I thought about two verses in about one-half of a second: "This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." 
  • Do they still teach people to go to a particular corner of the house during a tornado? That never made any sense to me.  Once I saw the damage from the Wichita Falls tornado in the 1970s, I was pretty well convinced it didn't matter where you were in a house when every house you see for a mile was knocked off its slab.
  • We've got another Wise County government office "closed for training". This time is will be for two straight days. 
  • I would never debate Sean Hannity because he is the master or interruption and setting up straw men. But I've seen him schooled twice in the last week by two different guests. I never dreamed I would see that. (Here's an example of what he does: If he has a guest on that wishes to debate him about the no-waiting-period aspect of selling a handgun to someone at a gun show, he will interrupt him in the first minute with a question like, "So you don't believe a father has the absolute right to protect his daughters with a handgun when a rapist breaks into his home with the intention to attack his daughters?" The question has nothing to do with debate, the guest is shocked and taken aback, and Hannity then controls the conversation.) 
  • Idiocracy: Donald Trump took a shot at UFC fighter Ronda Rousey after her (violent) loss on Saturday by saying he was glad she lost because she is "not a nice person." And since we now have Trump weighing in on a UFC fight, America is as close to President Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho than ever before. And it is entertaining. Disturbing. But entertaining.
  • Note to city council folks: Don't all show up at the same place in Wise County for dinner and sit at the same table. Even if you aren't talking about government business, it just looks bad and gives the appearance of an Open Meetings violation.





75 comments:

that guy said...

when will politicians learn that pandering just to make yourself look good never works.

DF James Carville

Anonymous said...

That was quite the storm. I'm not sure we've had a Family Unit Security Meeting in the middle of the night in the history of ever but we did last night. (Side note to Mrs. LL: Next time don't tweet about me wearing The Family Guy pajama pants with tennis shoes as my emergency protection gear. But it was a ridiculous look and that was comedy gold.)

Don't forget to place blame where it belongs. Your good night's sleep was interrupted by the man made occurrence called global warming.

Anonymous said...

The Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace office in Bridgeport will be closed from this afternoon through Friday for training. It will reopen at 8 a.m. Monday, Nov. 23.


TWO DAYS???

David Venable said...

You're correct that in a massive, strong tornado, there's really no safe place in your house but it's more common that you will experience a smaller tornado or strong wind gust that will send debris through windows. Being hit by that debris and glass shards is the most common injury which is why it's recommended that you go to an interior room of your house with no windows.

Anonymous said...

How many breast enhancement jobs are in the RTG photo today.....?

Anonymous said...

Three Texas universities are facing federal scrutiny over how they have handled sexual violence allegations. Trinity is one of them? You kidding me? Trinity?

and Baylor is not on the list....I say do over.

Anonymous said...

Green,
Please specifically state what you believe to be the direct benefits of taking in these refugees, and please frame it in the context as a father and/or as a politico that has a sworn obligation to uphold the public safety and security. Please just once be honest and tell us if you truly believe that your kids future will be better off by allowing a growing population of this group to reside and grow within these borders.
Doubt this will make it onto the blog...

Anonymous said...

And Mark Davis started his program off today going on a rant about anyone who would invoke Jesus as a reason to take in Syrian refugees. Since there exists the possibility that there could be one terrorist, "Tell me in the Bible," Davis said, "Where Jesus said you should risk your life" in order to show compassion for your fellow man? Oh, I thought about two verses in about one-half of a second: "This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."

Okay......did you forget to make a point or is this another one of Barry's observation by Barry brought to you by Barry?

Anonymous said...

Idiocracy: Donald Trump took a shot at UFC fighter Ronda Rousey after her (violent) loss on Saturday by saying he was glad she lost because she is "not a nice person." And since we now have Trump weighing in on a UFC fight, America is as close to President Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho than ever before. And it is entertaining. Disturbing. But entertaining.

and yet once again you say nothing about Hillary. Sad

wordkyle said...

Near-record number of not-quite-sensible observations this a.m., counselor. For example, your biblical quote "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends" specifically uses the word friends. On the other hand, there are quite a few biblical references to smiting one's enemies, are there not? Is it unreasonable to want to sort one's enemies from the non-enemies? (And your standard of "100% effectiveness or nothing" for such a stance is just silly.)

On the other hand, a powerful morning of trolling on your part.

Anonymous said...

And since we now have Trump weighing in on a UFC fight......


Obama weighs in on stupid Hollywood crap and non-political crap all the time, but you never criticize him.

Anonymous said...

Do they still teach people to go to a particular corner of the house during a tornado?

No. The new training method, and I think you should try this, is to stand in your front yard during the storm and yell back to the rest of the family any updates.

Anonymous said...

Syrians a or anybody Muslim: DONT WANT THEM.



Since you do, please advise how many you will take on so they can live in your household.

Anonymous said...

Sir, this pretty lady tried the Love Your Neighbor method. You obviously need to read up on this; Elin Krantz:


http://www.whiteresister.com/index.php/stories/144-elin-krantz-just-another-dead-liberal

Anonymous said...

When a Lib starts using scripture to prove apoint, they have already lost the argument.

DF Joel Osteen

PS....send $$$, the jet is getting a little ratchet.

Anonymous said...

Everything is better in France now since BONZO and U2 made a photo-op appearance and someone played John Lennon's IMAGINE live.

Peace.

Anonymous said...

Hey Barry, Is Obama's video where he's sticking out his tongue, taking selfies and prancing around the Oval Office an example of Idiocracy?

Anonymous said...

So BG, you're in favor of allowing immigrants from Syria, and oh by the way, they will be living next to you

Anonymous said...

That's right, Wordkle. Jesus was a big hater of enemies. Which is why he said, that "you have heard that it was said, 'Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and unrighteous. If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even the pagans do that? Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect."

Please espouse all the political beliefs you want, Wordy, but you need to restrain from speaking about these spiritual matters of which you have no clue.

Anonymous said...

9:18 - So what does the lord instruct us to do in this particular situation ?

Triple Fake... said...

Of course, nobody would want their dog to have the ability to talk. Next thing you know, their testimony is used in court as evidence to be used against you. They've seen everything!

I don't have a problem with Trump offering his opinion on the outcome of a UFC contest. It's his right to do that, but he should stick to more relevant matters. I'm sure he feels it connects him with Joe Schmoe MMA fan over this, though. If you're glad she lost, it should be because the other fighter was better than her. Doesn't have anything to do with her support for Bernie Sanders, right?
My problem is that he says she is "not a nice person." Okay, but he verbally beats up people all the time, and isn't nice when he does it. He's practically the Don Rickles of politics

Anonymous said...

If California can violate the law with sanctuary cities then it is only fair that Texas do just the opposite and reject people trying to get in.

Anonymous said...

9:23 -

As I posted yesterday, the Bible is very clear on how to deal with immigrants/refugees/"strangers" - from the Old Testament to the New Testament, even Jesus had something to say about it:

Lev. 19:33-34
When a foreigner resides among you in your land, do not mistreat them. The foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born. Love them as yourself, for you were foreigners in Egypt. I am the Lord your God.

Exodus 22:21
Do not mistreat or oppress a foreigner, for you were foreigners in Egypt.

Deut. 10:17-19
For the Lord your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, who shows no partiality and accepts no bribes. He defends the cause of the fatherless and the widow, and loves the foreigner residing among you, giving them food and clothing. And you are to love those who are foreigners, for you yourselves were foreigners in Egypt.

Deut. 23:15-16
If a slave has taken refuge with you, do not hand them over to their master. Let them live among you wherever they like and in whatever town they choose. Do not oppress them.

Matthew 25:41-43 (these words are in red, FWIW)
Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.

Heb. 13:1-3
Keep on loving one another as brothers and sisters. Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it. Continue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering.


Politicians invoke religion to win votes. Gullible people fall for it. If you want your religion to be the guiding factor in who you're voting for, then pay attention to the candidates' deeds, not their words. There is a vast difference (for both parties - this isn't a GOP-bashing post).

Anonymous said...

9:23 - I certainly can't tell you what the Lord is calling you to do, but my offering would be to meditate on scriptures about those who are different (strangers) and seek God's heart on the matter. I believe Matthew 25 offers some good stuff as to what God might be looking for -- here's a snippet from there of what he found pleasing: "For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me."

Anonymous said...

My fellow Uruguayans welcomed these refugees...read about what happened next:

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/7cb870dc19254e84954a62571fe07b10/many-uruguayans-fed-complaints-syrian-refugees

Anonymous said...

A Breitbart video going viral in Europe showed refuges taking over people's houses and running in gangs raping women and beating up people in the streets. Muslim men saying they will have 4 wives to bear children so near in the future Muslims will be the majority. Southern governors are protecting us from being over run like Germany. If only 10 ISIS murderers slip in with refugee families and we're dispersed to Fort Worth, how many lives could be lost? It is insane not to stop Syrian refugees.

wordkyle said...

918 - I never said hate your enemies. You can love them and pray for them without letting them kill you. I don't think it's unreasonable to try to differentiate your enemies (whose mission is to kill innocents) from everyone else.

Anonymous said...

Christianity in the GOP is not so much a religion as a device for political pandering.

Anonymous said...

Legally or illegally I think Abbott's point is we don't want Syrian's in Texas or the US. I assume he and the other states are hoping as a majority they may have some clout. If no one speaks up then the federal government assumes everyone is okay with it.

The reason we are in the mess we are in is because everyone has worried about being politically correct or hurting someone's feelings. We don't have leaders in this country that have balls and will LEAD. Not everyone is going to like the leader. A true leader has to make decisions that are best for everyone, not just a few.

Anonymous said...

...retweeting compliments about his performance last night. That is such bad form

Whatever you say, Miss Manners. Is your pinky finger extended when Twittering on the Twitter net?

I had no idea that Twitter users (morons) adhered to social conventions. I thought they were nothing more than desperate attention whores. Silly me, old chum.

Anonymous said...

Umm, the council gathering together at a restaurant without posting a notice in advance actually IS a violation of the open meeting act. Doesn't matter what they discuss.

Anonymous said...

9:18 judgmental Christian....the WORST kind of Christian

AMEN brutha

Anonymous said...

Too bad...."Bag of nothing" is taken. Ya know what..."Another Bag of nothing" is available.

Please discuss

Anonymous said...

9:34 & 9:37 - I appreciate you passing that on. In biblical times there was not and had never been a nation like the U.S.A.

We're a Judeo Christian nation that has embraced the word of God and welcomed foreigners like no other peoples ever have.

Now there is another supernatural evil trying to drag the world in darkness. It's time to hate evil if we love the lord.

Anonymous said...

Stopped by the comments section hoping to read a couple of Wordkyle "gems," and I am not leaving disappointed!

Anonymous said...

I remember a guy talking about "faith," and he said that with every opportunity to "exercise faith" or "apply faith" or "have faith," there would always be a legitimate question / reason why you wouldn't do it.

So, there are legitimate questions / reasons for not "believing in Jesus." For example, it's not "reasonable" for someone to be raised from the dead; the other miracles aren't reasonable; etc.

For faith to be applied, the objections must be overcome.

By the same token, if "what is my faith calling me to do" is the question as to how to treat Syrian refugees, there are a gazillion reasons not to offer them refuge. They will be a strain on the economy; they could become future terrorists; etc.

The cornerstone as to the origination of these questions seeking to oppose faith when it arises is often fear. Whether it's at a moment of "committing my life to Jesus," when the fear is of my life being changed, not being right about the commitment, thinking people might look at me funny, thinking I'm not ready for the commitment, believing I will fail, whatever. (Some would say logic is an alternative foundation, and I'll accept that too, but I propose that logic serves the same purpose as fear when faith seeks to arise because, inherently, faith is not logical.)

I think the reasons for not accepting Syrian refugees is primarily fear-based. Some would propose it's just logical. Either way, "true Christian faith" is prevented from being exercised.

Now, I don't think everybody has to "believe" like what I'm promoting a Christian would believe about Syrian refugees. It's very reasonable to dictate political policy on logic. Just don't call us a "Christian nation," or say that we're any different from anybody else, or say that we're being true to our founding, or use the Bible, or say we're pro-life, or all the other things we've co-opted when, in fact, we're just being logical or fearful.)

Bottom line: when you start touting the Bible as your source (original post related to Mark Davis doing so), you've stepped onto holy ground, and you've demanded a true Christian-like response.

Anonymous said...

What you say?:


Mosul Catholic Archbishop Makes Plea to the West: Save Us from ISIS

Anonymous said...

This should clear up some myths about the Crusades. Hey, we tried.

DF Pope Urban II


www.intercollegiatereview.com/index.php/2014/11/25/infographic-crusades

Anonymous said...

Skippy, You are sounding like Madonna more and more every day. When your enemy doesn't believe in your God, but believes his God when he tells them to kill infidels, then you might as well get ready to have your head handed to you. Even crazier is when Bernie Sanders believes Islamic terrorists are killing because of global warmism.

Anonymous said...

Chris Christie said that he wouldn't even allow Syrian orphans under the age of 5 into the US because they couldn't be vetted. What does one look for when s/he vets a 5 yo?

Anonymous said...

Barry, have you watched the Open Gates video?????
Won't see it on CNN or MSNBC I know--but there are links.

Anonymous said...

So what case plea bargained in Fostel's court this am?

Anonymous said...

What is UFC and why does anyone care?

Anonymous said...

I will gladly commit a sin if it is such to not allow these folks in our country....one day Jesus and I will have a beer over it and discuss his hippie days!

Anonymous said...

As of now half the states have spoken and they don't want potential terrorists in their states. Will the want to be dicktater listen? I vote for Syrians to move in next to Barry since he is so tolerant.

Anonymous said...

When the US had a civil war everyone stuck around and fought for their side, right or wrong. I suggest we take in the women and children and send the men back to fight for their country. When it is over we reunite the families in their home country!

Concerned Citizen said...

Abbot and his followers have contiunurd to prove they have no credibility... really they are just full of hot air. Where were they when Bush let all those Irai refugees in. We were in a state of war with them and he opened the door (maybe its selective memory) What about Saudi Arabians? After all, most of the 9/11 hijackers were Saudis. Instead the war on terrorism was switched to an a war on Mexicans. Certain politicians from states not adjoining Mexico managed to switch the debate and try to control the economic advantage of cheap labor that Texas has because of that proximity.

If they get there way, watch out for the bait and switch, they may expand the list of targets, and next thing you know, we wont be able to do a thing.

Anonymous said...

I believe that we have to take in the refugees to appease the suddenly uber religious liberal elites. I suggest we purchase the Ilha de Queimada Grande from Brazil (A most beautiful tropical Isle) and house them there. We could call it the Golden Lancehead project! First we should send in the liberal do-gooders to build them luxurious accommodation's!

Anonymous said...

I know you think you're cute, but failure to repent a sin is a bad thing, as far as Jesus is concerned.

Anonymous said...

So... Wordkyle wants to smite the Syrian refugees because the refugees are enemies?

Anonymous said...

12:48

The Russians have already moved in to Barry's hood.

HarveyLee said...

RTG on the right gives a whole new meaning to " Itsy bits Teenie weenie bikini."

Anonymous said...

To those quoting scripture to justify accepting refugees: Would you pick up a hitchhiker and teach your children to do he same? If not then STFU!!!

Anonymous said...

"suddenly uber religious liberal elites"

I snarfed at this one, good job.

Sucks having your nose rubbed in your own hypocrisy, doesn't it? Ask Wordkyle how he gets by after it happens to him. I think it's a closely-held secret combination of cognitive dissonance, dishonesty, sanctimony, and rationalization.

Rage

Bear said...

Thanks BG. I followed one of your commenter's leads and ended up on a White supremacist website.

Anonymous said...

2:51 --

STFU. Your own consistent hypocrisy disqualifies you from making cogent observations. WK is on the mark 99% of the time. By the way, have you been able to remove that baseball bat from your anus yet? Isn't that habit unhealthy? Do you bathe afterwards?

"cognitive dissonance, dishonesty, sanctimony, and rationalization" describes your mindset to a "T". So, allow me to repeat myself: STFU.

Anonymous said...

A Judaeo-Christian nation? I need to fill in Big Spirit and Sister Moon on this sudden change.

DF Hiawatha

Anonymous said...

How many breast enhancement jobs? Are you talking initial procedures or re-dos and upgrades? I think the total count for both ladies is six, you pickem and I'll give Vegas odds.

DF Jimmy the Greek

Anonymous said...

I'm a Christian and all of you quoting scripture are blind sheep. God gave you a brain too. Why don't you use it? Quit being puppets.

Anonymous said...

3:38 - puppets for who... uh, maybe, JESUS!?

Anonymous said...

[Steve]Jobs's biological father, Abdulfattah "John" Jandali (b. 1931), was born into a Muslim household and grew up in Homs, Syria.--Wiki

Anonymous said...

Thanks, I'll take that up with him at our beer summit!

Anonymous said...

Well, looks like I hooked another one...never seen a Bible in his life until he needs to pick out a few scriptures in the defense of Islamic terror! I'd defend them too if I were you since y'all will share the space fate in hell!!

Anonymous said...

Netanyahu at it again?

Palestinian state recognition will be a ‘grave mistake’, Netanyahu warns France
Published time: 23 Nov, 2014

From the Charlie Hebdo massacre: Who armed the French terrorists? Who arranged for the police to look away when they escaped surveillance during their many trips to and from the Middle East and purchased guns in France? Files disappeared, names were erased from surveillance lists, and money or favors changed hands. As is usual in these cases, those in the know are killed promptly to erase the trail. This is not a False Flag operation, it is Mossad black ops at the direction of Netanyahu.

http://poleshift.ning.com/forum/topics/zetatalk-chat-for-january-17-2015?commentId=3863141%3AComment%3A990494

Anonymous said...

"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free. Unless they're darker than, say, beige."- Statue of Liberty

Anonymous said...

Bu your trolling has reached a new low. Even for you.

Anonymous said...

Craig B Hulet on 11 14 15 - What's behind the Paris attacks. (18 min. Coast to Coast interview)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DX4e1p39gaQ

Anonymous said...

"So help me God" Obammy taking the oath of the presidency.

Anonymous said...

One must remember that the Koran was written 700 years after the New Testament. Think about that one for a minute!

NoseALot said...

RTG background is the local pentecostal church.

Anonymous said...

Well that isn't right.should they be looked into.isn't that breaking the law

Denney Crane said...

9:23 AM So what does the lord instruct us to do in this particular situation ?

Separate yourselves from evil doers...

2:39 PM Made a great point... "To those quoting scripture to justify accepting refugees: Would you pick up a hitchhiker and teach your children to do he same? If not then STFU!!!"

If you want to let the refugees come to America, yet you won't pick up hitchhikers due to fear, you're the hypocrite!

I actually pick up hitchhikers...

Anonymous said...

Uh Barry, we have already had two terrorists come from Colorado to do harm in Texas !! Remember? Both got the crap shot out of them !!

Anonymous said...

About the refugees...

"in the last days there will be very difficult times. For people will love only themselves and their money. They will be boastful and proud, scoffing at God, disobedient to their parents, and ungrateful. They will consider nothing sacred. They will be unloving and unforgiving; they will slander others and have no self-control. They will be cruel and hate what is good. They will betray their friends, be reckless, be puffed up with pride, and love pleasure rather than God. They will act religious, but they will reject the power that could make them godly. Stay away from people like that!" 2 Timothy 3:1-5

What part of Stay away from people like that! do you not understand?

Anonymous said...

What is up with the teef on them RTGs?