The Campaign For DA

12.11.2015

Random Friday Morning Thoughts



  • I don't know anything about business, but there is news today that Dow Chemical and DuPont have agreed on a merger. For some reason, that makes me nervous. It's like a Chemical Superpower.
  • I anointed Baltimore Oriole Chris Davis the Official Liberally Lean Baseball Player a few years back. He had been with the Rangers but got bounced back and forth from the active roster and minor league. He could just never put it all together. He is now a free agent he has "a $150 million, seven-year offer from Baltimore, which would average $21.42 million a year." 
  • Mrs. LL recorded an old movie for me: The Life of David Gale. I had never seen it and it is really, really good (I still have some more to watch.) And we both agreed that we might need to consider Kevin Spacey the greatest actor of this generation. (Side note: I've always had a thing for Kate Winslet who is also in the movie.)
  • "Gov. Greg Abbott has agreed to spend up to $2.7 million in taxpayer funds to bring . . .  WrestleMania to Texas next year." I think government has lost its mind. 
  • In my first year as DA in 1993, I cut my budget by $5,000. I didn't ask for an increase in anything and there was a line item for attorney fees for appellate work to be done by "outside counsel." Outside counsel? I had been elected to work. Why hire someone else? I could do appellate work. And I did. 
  • Someone accused me of an ethical violation for the post below because they thought I was trying to influence a potential jury panel. So are you saying this blog could influence people?
  • So UT Austin is proposing banning guns from dorms but not from classrooms? That would seem to be a very complicated policy if you are gun toting dorm resident. 
  • I mentioned I was in Love Field a couple of months back and saw a couple of kids flying all over the place on "hover boards".  They are now in the process of being banned because they seem to be catching fire all over the country.
  • "Mark Cuban wants Apple to boot Twitter from its app store until Twitter finds a better way of removing 'objectionable' tweets, images and videos from its platform." He might want to focus on the Mavs, Shark Tank, or Jenga. (That last one is a huge call back joke which no one will get.)
  • Forbes: "Drug Kingpin El Chapo Guzmán Reportedly Threatens To Retaliate Against ISIS." There is some reports that it's a hoax but I hope not. That would be better than Wrestlemania.


37 comments:

Anonymous said...

Barry can talk himself up all he wants, but we know what he is. You revealed yourself this week Barry. You let the mask slip.

Anonymous said...

Barry asked:So are you saying this blog could influence people? Hell yes it can. I looked at the RTG and had to go to the bathroom and didn't need to.

Anonymous said...

RTG--HOT STUFF! A little intimidated by the Louis Vuitton bikini, tho. Did she just escape from hobbles? What is that on her ankles?

Anonymous said...

Shouldn't Abbott be worried about more important things like Jade Helm or Ebola in the US?

Anonymous said...

Sports genius...you need to keep up...the Chris Davis offer has been rescinded. Must have had to submit another sample. His success is the result of better living by chemistry

Anonymous said...

It'd be sorta funny if Abbott had an assistant whose name was Costello.

Anonymous said...

40% of the GOP isn't stupid! So they must believe. Imagine the cynicism when Trump can't deliver because much of what he proposes calls for constitutional amendments, passage by both houses, and court approval.

We are in for a long period of divided government. We need a candidate who proposes ideas that can garner 51% of the House, 60 votes in the Senate. A candidate who proposes anything more is delusional.

I was for Rubio until he backtracked on his own plan for immigration.
He is close to what I am talking about tho.

Anonymous said...

There's an interesting podcast at NPR Money discussing those "hover boards" and how they are all basically manufactured by a bunch of Chinese companies, none of which appear to be the actual inventor of them. It's like they just cobbled together a bunch of technology and all started copying each other. What was really fascinating was that they skipped the gyroscope components of the Segway and use a very low-tech alternative.

Sometimes their podcasts are a bit cloying but get through that and this is one with actual depth.

Anonymous said...

Run for Wise County DA again. I'd vote for you.

Anonymous said...

The RTGs this week have all been on the far right of the bell shaped curve of awesomeness. Best week ever.

Anonymous said...

Dow and DuPont. Like a merger of Rhome and Newark. Good for shareholders and leaders but bad for the people.

Bacon said...

Bacon Scale
4.6 out of 5
She is smoking.

GJ BG!

Triple Fake... said...

common ground:
Kate Winslet IS great!
and I've never seen Titanic

Anonymous said...

What is happening with the Democratic party in Wise Co. I hear that they have stopped having any meetings since their latest leader took over. Have they given up?

Adolph Oliver Bush said...

Drug Lord vs. ISIS just might be the solution to both problems.

Guinjames said...

Abbott takes money away from Formula 1 race at COTA and gives it to wrestling, go figure.

Anonymous said...

ISIS vs. El Chapo would be like Gerhardts vs. the KC boys. Only the butcher, his wife, and the injun would be left standing.

Anonymous said...

El Chapo may think he has the coolest nickname. He doesn't. Just ask Jefe.

DF El Guapo

Anonymous said...

I don't know anything about business, but there is news today that Dow Chemical and DuPont have agreed on a merger. For some reason, that makes me nervous. It's like a Chemical Superpower.


The article says that will be busted to 3 companies.

Dave Hoekstra said...

At least one of your readers gets the Jenga reference.

What a terrible idea for a TV show. I wonder where the contestants are these days?

Anonymous said...

Why have any meetings when your opposition is endorsing a Rhome police who wants to fight Islam in the streets of Aurora? Wheels off

RatherBeSailing said...

I agree with you about Kevin Spacey and his actions abilities.

Anonymous said...

I get the vibe that the RTG would be high maintenance. Just a feeling.

DF Been There, Have the T-shirt & Empty Bank Account to Prove it

Anonymous said...

Two monstrously big chemical companies merge? What could go wrong with that?

DF Union Carbide
DF Bhopal, India

Anonymous said...

DuPont & Dow get together? Well, at least we can get our napalm and Agent Orange cheaper.

DF Your Military-Industrial Complex

Anonymous said...

Chemical merger? It'll never stick.

DF Teflon

Anonymous said...

I've been to the bathroom about 6 six times today and I'm worn plum out.

Power Hungry Carp said...

My money is on El Chapo. We can just get him to tunnel them right into Guantanamo.

Ricardo Perry said...

Drug Lord vs. ISIS ....

Watch "Saving Private Perez"

You'll need english sub-titles, but the movie is interesting.
Without spoiling it, the movie is about a Mexican drug lord who puts together a team to rescue the titular character, his brother, an American POW in Iraq.

John Holmes' Ghost said...

RTG!

Nice floaties. Look REAL and NICE.

Anonymous said...

Remember the Wise County motto - BETTER LIVING THRU CHEMESTRY

Anonymous said...

The state's major events fund is used to bring events to Texas that attract visitors and spending and sales tax; and that can easily go elsewhere. If the State commits $2.7 million dollars of tax dollars and then counts up double that, or triple that, in sales taxes paid by non-Texans that came and stayed in hotels and ate at restaurants...it's a good deal. That's an unbelievable rate or return on the investment of the 2.7. If I asked you for a dime, with a promise to give you a quarter the next day...would you have "lost your mind" to take that deal?

Anonymous said...

Did the State "lose its mind" by using the Events Fund to attract Super Bowls to Texas? Or the NCAA title game? I guess it would be better for us Texas taxpayers if we stopped bringing in outsiders that pay sales taxes. No more major events in Texas....we don't want to "lose our mind" any more. Better if only us Texans pay all the taxes needed to fund the State.

Anonymous said...

9:26 not to worry about Trump. He can just do like Obama and make any law he wants. Thanks to libs it's the new normal. And just think of all the EO's he can use to reverse every EO Obama has made. Libs made their bed so now they can lie in it.

Anonymous said...

REALLY nice RTG. I could look at her all day.

Anonymous said...

2016 FILED PRIMARY CANDIDATES
As of 12.14.15 @ 6:57p

271st District Attorney
Greg Lowery
Barry Green

Run Barry Run!!!

Anonymous said...

RTG: Good job BG

The question arises though:
Is this the last RTG until after you retire from Public Office?