The Campaign For DA

1.12.2016

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts



  • Marvel Comics has a movie coming out named Black Panther? (Countdown to someone commenting: "What's his superpower? Suppressing conservative voters?" And cue the "BadaBing" sound") 
  • Kudos to the judge who reduced the amount of the Affluenza Mom's bond. She may be a screw up, but she deserves to be treated fairly. 
  • But one of her sons said his mom's bank account had a balance on minus 99 billion? The Ticket told me this morning that is what is reported once the government "freezes" your account. I have no idea if that is true. 
  • The onside kick (quick and easy Vine here) in last night's Championship Game was a thing of beauty. And Nick Saban winning 4 national championships in 7 years may never be matched. I can't believe it can even happen during this day and time. 
  • I started my "crazy football trips" in the 1990s and the first one involved Clemson, the University of Georgia (hey, R.E.M is from Athens!) and then the Georgia Dome for an Atlanta Falcons game. But, out of all of those, I was stunned by Clemson. The campus was beautiful and the stadium made me think I was at UT. I had no idea how intense it was going to be. 
  • ESPN's "Way Too Early" Top 5 for next year: (1) Clemson, (2) Alabama, (3) Baylor, (4) Michigan, (5) Oklahoma.
  • Fifty years ago, the original (comedy?) of Batman premiered on TV. The show was great. I sat there as a child and was enthralled with the drama. My dad was laughing in the background because the writers threw in comedic lines that went over my head. (And how about those Batman drawn in eyebrows?):



  • Aren't you a little nervous if you are Sean Penn? 
  • The State of the Union speech is tonight. I'm a political junkie, but I always find it to be a beating. Trivia: Shortest address: George Washington with 1.089 words. Longest: Jimmy Carter with 33,667 words. 
  • I bet I said this 10 years ago in connection with the State of the Union: I would start if off with, "I know those watching have worked all day and are tired and have responsibilities this evening other than listening to me. Because of that, I will keep this brief." And then I'd be done in 15 minutes. 
  • I can't remember the name of the Sheriff who always makes appearances on Fox News, but I can never get past how he is dressed up like he is General Patton. 






31 comments:

Anonymous said...

Barry doesn't understand that most of Obama's supporters don't have jobs.

Anonymous said...

The Tarrant County DA has charged the mother with Hindering Apprehension......It seems to me that when they went to Mexico, he wasn't wanted, therefore she committed no crime in Texas. Maybe I'm missing something????? Tired of seeing Dee Anderson on the news!!

Anonymous said...

Do on sides kicks have to touch the ground first?

Anonymous said...

RTG---The last few days I have seen a surfeit of silicone.

Anonymous said...

BG's posts have lacked much of the anti Republican snark lately. Coincidentally, BG will be needing many R votes to win the race.
Good job pandering BG. However, I am the master panderer, as I must personally handle all matters related to Ethan Couch case in this election year.

DF Sheriff Dee Anderson

Anonymous said...

The New Black Panther has superpowers given to him by Eric Holder.

Brandon said...

Why would Sean Penn be nervous? He's a celebrity, he's above the law.

Anonymous said...

The Green Hornet from the Batman show (Van Williams) has a ranch off 287. He was the one who got Bruce Lee famous.

Anonymous said...

9:23

No, but.....the receiving team can call for a fair catch anytime before the ball touches the ground. So that is why most of the time, you see the kicker drive the ball off the kicking tee into the ground in front of the tee or at least before the ball goes 10 yards.

Another type of on side kick where the ball may not necessarily touch the ground first is when the kicker tries to kick a line drive kick off at one of the players on the receiving team's front line, hoping to get a ricochet and a recovery.

Anonymous said...

1007 -- Because I disagree with your claim that you are the master panderer, I am sending the Texas state guard to monitor your activities.

DF Abbott

Anonymous said...

Rhome Rollback - vote yes.

Anonymous said...

No onside kick does not have to touch ground only travel at least 10 yds before kicking team can touch it.Also receiving team can grab it before the 10 yards

Anonymous said...

Didn't Marvel have a super hero called hells angel? They got threatening letters from the motorcycle club. I bet the panthers do the same.

Triple Fake... said...


from ncaa.com:
"...the kicking team is not allowed to touch the ball until it has gone ten yards, unless a receiver touches the ball first. After it has gone ten yards, either team may get the ball. A rule that is not so well known is that the kicking team may not block until they are eligible to touch the ball. The instant replay official (IRO) has always been able to review whether the kick is touched. Starting in 2015, the IRO may also review whether the kicking team blocks before being eligible to touch the ball; if they do, it is a foul. The rules committee feels that because of the enormous potential for the kicking team to get possession of the ball as the result of blocking too early, the IRO should be able to review this play and possibly “create a foul” from the replay booth."
The ball doesn't usually touch the ground on a normal kickoff, if it's fielded by the return man. An onside kick is no different, other than the requirement to travel at least ten yards before the kicking team is eligible to field it

Anonymous said...

Anyone notice how much weight Dee has put on since he left Arlington PD?

RatherBeSailing said...

Most speaker don"t realize they lose most us us at about 15 to 20 minutes.

Anonymous said...

8:47, exactly and because LBJ created the Great Society so that "I'll have those nig____ voting Democrat for the next 200 years." LBJ reversed the path that JFK was taking the nation.

Anonymous said...

9:46 wins the Phrase of the Day. I am using Surfeit of Silicone in my random conversations the rest of the week.

DF Merriam C. Webster

Anonymous said...

Did you know that Robin, the Boy Wonder, had to wear two jock straps to prevent awkward inopportune large bulges? Strange, but true.

DF Batman
DF The Bat Cave

Anonymous said...

Dee Anderson looks like a hardcore alcoholic. You can tell by the face, the redness in the nose and cheeks, yellow eyes and tissue buildup.

Anonymous said...

The Black Panthers superpowers pale in comparison to the superpowers of The Man! The Man can do so many things to blacks and in subtle ways that can't be proven as racist. These powers can't be taken away with education, protests or having a black president. The Man's powers actually get stronger when challenged!

Anonymous said...

On side kicks only have to travel a certain distance, not touch the ground.

Anonymous said...

Bu are you so naive that you think Obama voters are tired from being at work all day? The only thing they may be tired from is raking in all that free money and handouts they get. Damn son wake up!

Anonymous said...


"Kudos to the judge who reduced the amount of the Affluenza Mom's bond. She may be a screw up, but she deserves to be treated fairly".

??? Dude she's no doubt a republican, can you leverage that much adversity? What are you running for election?

Anonymous said...

Vote for Brandon Davis. I did.

Anonymous said...

Hey hey hey! The Brown Hornet all the way!
DF Fat Albert

Anonymous said...

No, onsides kicks do not have to touch the ground first. The reason for the kicking team to "ground' the ball on an onside kick is to prevent the other team from calling for a fair catch. Thus, if a Clemson player had the ability to know that the ball was not grounded at kickoff, he could have signaled fair catch and either made the catch or potentially got interfered with, either way giving them the ball.

DF ED HERCULE
first down Alabama!

Anonymous said...

3:47

15 yards for unsportsmanlike conduct, and pure ignorance.

Double Fake Ed Hochuli

Anonymous said...

That's why your town looks like Detroit after midnight 2:31pm

Anonymous said...

This is the most accurate op-ed I have read so far on the Obama effect that drives evangelical conservatism. The article singles out Ted Cruz, but I find he is essentially the poster boy for what I see and hear from my fellow Texans. It touches on every aspect of why anti-establishment conservative's cannot be trusted, given power, and how scary they truly are. The sad thing is they control almost everything in Texas...that needs to end.

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/01/12/opinion/the-brutalism-of-ted-cruz.html?_r=0&referer=http://m.huffpost.com/us

Anonymous said...

10:27 - I don't think it's the law that Penn needs to worry about!