The Campaign For DA

2.11.2016

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts



  • You want to tell me a 10 second segment on NBC News about Burger King now selling hot dogs wasn't a buried ad? 
  • What happened to Dennis Miller? He used to be so funny now he comes off as scripted and angry. (And he pronounces "picture" as "pitcher" which drives me insane. And let's just say that's been a problem around the Family House for years.)
  • Did Donald Trump get a spray on tan?
  • The Dallas City Council voted 8-7 to ban eXXXotica from the convention center. They will get sued, they will lose, and will have given the group more publicity then they could ever buy. Nice move. 
  • Why does Fox News have Karl Rove on from time to time? He's wrong about everything. And didn't he scam a bunch of people on a SuperPAC that he ran a few years back? 
  • And one more Fox News gripe: Does every guest have to promote a book? Is this a requirement? And Bill O'Reilly pimping his "Killing [insert name]" books is beyond belief. Especially since there is no chance he wrote even one sentenece.
  • I may be the only guy in America who is not offended by Cam Newton right now.
  • What happened to Sean's BBQ in Decatur? (And I don't want rumors, I want facts.)
  • Hey, did I say the Waggoner Mansion was sold in yesterday's Random Thoughts? 
  • Mark Cuban's yacht was seen in Miami. Years ago I posted a video of an alleged yacht he owned and it turned out to be a hoax but this one seems to be legit. (By the way, it's named Fountainhead after one of the dumbest (and longest) books ever written.)
  • I mentioned Sirhan Sirhan the other day and now he's in the news for being denied parole. The Liberally Lean Curse continues. He is 71 years old. 
  • Looks like we might have yet another pregnancy up at the courthouse. The lady is in denial but a few of us listened to the facts yesterday and came to that conclusion much to her chagrin. She claims it is not possible, which gave rise to a funny comment by one of us of, "What if the doctor used a slip knot and it didn't hold?"
  • The Update lists four deaths of people who are 51 or younger.
  • Someone up at the courthouse said to me the other day, "Everyone has their price." I was a little taken aback but have thought about that way too much since then. You know, I think it depends on the price for what. I don't steal but if someone offered me $100,000 to walk into Walmart and steal a candy bar, I'd at least think about it. You ask me to throw a jury trial for $1 million I'd say no because I would never be able to sleep again. Stay out all night and face Mrs. LL's wrath the next morning for $1,000? That's a tough one. It's a game of hypotheticals which will drive you insane. But it's pretty fun. 




60 comments:

Anonymous said...

The solution to the 'staying out all night for $1,000 and face Mrs. LL's wrath" is an easy one. Tell her what the deal was. Give her the money. And go to bed.

Anonymous said...

eXXXotica could come to the Decatur Civic Center. Here's your chance to put Decatur in the map

that guy said...

There was a ten second clip on the morning news in Houston about Bk (on CBS). think it's just a guess what type moment, not paid advertising

Dennis Miller was funny when he was telling the right kind of jokes for some people. I still find him funny, but age has given him a sharper edge.

Probably the same reason MSNBC gives air time to Al Sharptong, ratings. Although to be fair MSNBC needs all the help it can get.

Don't mistake the evenging editorial shows for actual news programs. O'Reilly, Hannity, and the others have politics based talk shows. Guests are always making the circuit because they have something to plug. Kind of like talk shows of other genres.

Could care less about Cam Newton - so there are at least two of us.

that slip knot line is funny

I'm sure we all have a price for most things. I've never encountered any type of guilt or ill feelings that couldn't have been solved with a massive infusion of greenbacks. I will go one step further and say anyone who says different is already filthy rich, or lying to themselves.

Anonymous said...

Why do you want to fight the Texas dialect? Be proud! I love it that people all across the country speak differently depending on the region where they were raised. It makes me smile when I hear people from Boston speak, or Georgia or Alabama. What's better than a New Yorker saying fuhgeddaboudit, or we are fixin' to go to the store? Y'all is a great word! I dread the day that everyone speaks same all across the country. BORING.

Anonymous said...

And Another:

http://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/community/fort-worth/article59665046.html

Anonymous said...

Durn, BG, who pissed in your Post Toasties this morning? You are a MAJOR grump!

Anonymous said...

Did Sean's BBQ close? I got a pound of brisket there last month, it was horrible!! On the other hand, my cats were able to choke it down!

Anonymous said...

Fountainhead is a timeless work of art. The book has been very influential in my personal and professional life. If you are ever going through a difficult time in your life, where those around you doubt you but you have a strong feeling down deep that you are right, read this book.

Anonymous said...

You mentioned your blood pressure yesterday. You watch Fox news. Leftist that you are, WHY?

Anonymous said...

Do as I say not as I do. Seen any shortage of strip clubs in Dallas who produce of alot of tax $$$ to the city coffers? Look who leads the way in alcohol tax money to the city coffers. What a bunch of hypocrite's.....

Anonymous said...

I saw the locks being changed at Sean's bbq Tuesday. There is another bbq restaurant opening north of Decatur "Leeper Creek bbq". You have to go to central Texas for good bbq.

Anonymous said...

It is imperative that you change your mind about Cam Newton. He acted foolishly after the loss and it is time you admit it. The guy is a camera whore when things go his way, but he acts like a spoiled and entitled brat when they don't. You must admit this is a sign of poor character!

Anonymous said...

9:14 Your cats have a strong constitution! I can't describe what their BBQ did to me last time I had it other than saying "projectile" and explosive" were common adjectives being tossed around. I literally may never have bbq again!

Anonymous said...

I'm not offended by Cam Newton. If I'm a Panthers fan, I'm happy that the QB is pissed off about blowing it. If I'm a fan of any opponent he'll face next year, I'm scared to death. Is that a guy anyone would want to face when he's pissed and seeking retribution? We all saw what he did this year when he really didn't have many expectations to live up to.

Anonymous said...

Regarding the courthouse pregnancy: Has anyone thought to check the courthouse water? Just saying.

DF Learned About the Birds & Bees on the Mean Streets of Wise County

Anonymous said...

Refused to to Sean's after talking to a couple of his employees several years ago. Sounds like karma finally caught up with him.

Anonymous said...

What happened to Dennis Miller?

People generally become more conservative as they grow older. You on the other hand are 55 years old and going through your rebellious stage. Weird, man and by man I mean boy.

Yer welcome.

Anonymous said...

Waggoner Mansion:
You didn't say it sold, but many folks don't know that the 'mansion' is not part of the estate. That's especially true if your readers are not locals.
BBQ:
I heard Sean's was a financial issue, and I can believe it. There have been very few people there the last times I stopped in. They had a cash only policy for a while, but I always got good food. No gripes at all (and yes, I like GOOD BBQ).
Hill country does have some great cooks.
I hope Chad and Amanda Harvey do well with Leeper Creek, that they are opening out on 287 N. I'll try it out! Wonder who their cook is?
Some folks in Sunset opened a little bbq place last year and had great food, but a very short run.

Triple Fake... said...

If you think nobody else in America thinks Cam Newton has acted like a petulant child, then you're beyond clueless

Cuban did have the yacht parked on White Rock Lake, but fellow billionaire Ray Hunt felt the ritual of "kissing the gunner's daughter" was too provocative for conservative Dallasites.
And Cuban wanted to name it the SS Minnow, in honor of his role model Thurston Howell III, but didn't want to push his luck.

The majority of your blogistas knew from the wording of the post that you mentioned the Waggoner mansion only as an intro to the comment. So, to answer your question: No, you didn't say the mansion had been sold.

By the way, what do "rhetorical" mean?

RatherBeSailing said...

Forget Carl Rove. Where did they exile Dick Morris to, North Bizerkistan?

Anonymous said...

You sir are an idiot. Smart and dangerous QB's channel their frustrations in private but give the right answers in public. I can guarantee you that Brady has been scheming behind close doors since the playoff loss while Newton sulks. Newton will be worse next year, he will take a step back and his team will quit on him like he did them!

Anonymous said...

Skippy, How's that Obammy economy looking to you today?

Anonymous said...

BG, I know your Cam Newton comment is an effort to control your image by always disagreeing with the stodgy old white crowd, but sometimes even they are right. No need to apologize for your whiteness!

Anonymous said...

To prepare a great brisket is almost an art, and requires a pit master. If the new place has a "cook" it will be crap like the rest.

Anonymous said...

Another BBQ place bites the dust; there was a guy on 730 between Decatur and Boyd out in the middle of no where, they're closed as well.
Never had a problem with the BBQ at Sean's

Anonymous said...

Robert Kennedy's son's killer has never been up for parole. Syringe Syringe.

Anonymous said...

Leftist Barry doesn't understand that the "price" isn't always monetary.

Triple Fake... said...

misread your post that says you're NOT offended by Cam Newton.
No, Panthers' fans, like the fans from any other team, will justify or condone their player's behavior

Anonymous said...

1047 Johnson is right


and so called right wingers are selling their souls and the country down the drain for Canadian Cruz

DF Gabby Johnson

Anonymous said...

Courthouse pregnancy: A substantial percentage of the population is unrelated to the person they believe to be their father. All babies should be DNA tested at birth.

Anonymous said...

And if the Exxotica did locate in Decatur, and wanted to set up its tent and its barkers across the street from a school or a park where kids play, apparently this blog would be all in favor of that based upon its reaction to the exact same reasons being cause for denial in another city.

Anonymous said...

We need the nivens family to bring Hard 8 to Decatur.

Anonymous said...

RTG is super awesome.

Had a friend who met a girl a few years ago. Turns out her dad is super rich and lives a couple houses down from Cuban. Lucky.

Sirhan Sirhan - Don't understand why the left wont let him out. Surely the left thinks he is rehabilitated after all these years.

Anonymous said...

You have to be hard up for bbq to eat at Hard 8. Not much better than Sean's

Anonymous said...

Good bbq
Louie Mueller, City Market, Smitty's, Franklin's, Snow's, Kruetz

Average bbq
Salt Lick, Coopers, Baker's Ribs, Angelo's

Below Average
Hard 8, Rudy's, Sonny Bryans

Uneatable bbq
Sean's, Roosters, Dickies

Crap bbq
The stuff they serve in Memphis and Kansas City

CT said...

Happy belated birthday!!!

Anonymous said...

I like to compare BBQ to religion. There are many spiritual paths to the Supreme Being, just as there are many many methods & techniques to achieve great BBQ. You just need to choose the one that aligns with your personal ethos. To think that your way is the only true path for all folks is both short sighted and narrow minded. Taking pride in your BBQ/religion does not mean you have to denigrate another person's choice. Learn/taste things outside your usual comfort zone. It may actually make you more comfortable with your concepts of faith and good food in the long run. Pass the potato salad.

DF The Reverend Sonny Bryan

Anonymous said...

Best BBQ-Railhead

Anonymous said...

Meanwhile in Bridgeport, Raymond's keep serving up good BBQ.

Anonymous said...

Other than Sean's BBQ tasting like bleach, not sure what happened there. But it doesn't surprise me. Did the Jones's/Harvey's still own the property?!!! As for the Waggoner Mansion, it is not owned by the Waggoner family any longer. For many, many years it has been owned by the Luker family. Wish it was part of the sale yesterday, maybe then something would be done to restore it to it's glory!!!

Anonymous said...

I See where Decatur is going to have an artist on the school board this year. I cant wait to see what knowledge she brings to the table. Lets see, we have a housewife, a lineman of the county and a trailer salesman. All of these members are told what to do by their spouses. This artist is no different from the others. Good job Haney, you found another puppet!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Sean's should set up at the civic center during eXXXotica. Win win. Insert hard 8 joke here....

Anonymous said...

Sneaky good BBQ place in Denton is the Smokehouse on FW Drive, south of I 35 E. Not fancy at all but pretty good BBQ. The place kind of reminds me of the old Minute Cafe in downtown Bport back when the German family ran the place, only a larger building.

Sneaky good Mexican food in Denton is Mi Ranchito, across the street from Smokehouse.

Anonymous said...

eXXXotica should have their convention at Love's in Rhome.

Wait....

Anonymous said...

That list is spot on. The worst bbq I ever had was at the most famous bbq restaurant in NC. The place is Lexington bbq in Lexington NC. The town is famous for a huge bbq festival. I had high hopes but the only meat on the menu was pulled pork served with frozen crinkle fries, canned beans and bag coleslaw. No ribs, brisket, sausage, chicken, turkey, hot links...just a pile of pulled pork with no smoke and a jar of vinegar water for sauce.

Anonymous said...

It is imperative that you change your mind about Cam Newton. He acted foolishly after the loss and it is time you admit it. The guy is a camera whore when things go his way, but he acts like a spoiled and entitled brat when they don't. You must admit this is a sign of poor character!

Poor character or lack of character is a liberal characteristic. Admitting that requires a strong character. Will never happen

Anonymous said...

Crap bbq
The stuff they serve in Memphis and Kansas City

Well, you lost all credibility after that comment.

Anonymous said...

Too many cops too many prosecutors UK edition!

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2016/02/11/criminal-charges-brought-against-star-wars-producers-over-harrison-ford/?intcmp=features

Anonymous said...

Cooper's in Llano is the best BBQ.

Anonymous said...

hard BBQ has always been overrated and overpriced. sadly, overpricing makes people think its got to be great food if it cost that much

Anonymous said...

Nobody, and I mean NOBODY will upstage me at the courthouse. This means war!

DF Courthouse Crab

Anonymous said...

PawPaws BBQ Easy of Bouyd is the shit!!!!

Matt G said...

That's a fact.

Anonymous said...

TJ's BBQ on Cuba Dr. going east from Bridgeport HS. Only open on Fridays. His skill is great and the meat is fall off the bone tender and delicious.

Anonymous said...

eXXXotica type material was at Rhome pioneer days once. There was a pure romance lady passing out catalogs for adult toys. The church lady selling baked goods about had a fit being so close to her booth.

Anonymous said...

Would you steal a candy bar from Wal-Mart for 10,000,000 pennies?

DF Decatur Penny Mom

Anonymous said...

Is the Waggoner Mansion connected to the famous ranch? Did it get included in the sale?

DF Dumb & DF Dumber

ps - sorry, just couldn't resist.

Bear said...

I spent several days in Llano with Philip Nivens (RIP) many years ago. We ate at Coopers several times during that trip. He said he would love to open a place just like it.

Hard 8 was born that weekend.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Green,
Sean's closed down because of issues with their grease trap. Same with Yesterday's in Decatur. Tried Leeper Creek last night. Great smoked chicken! And while the portion of mac and cheese wasn't as big as I'd have liked (because it was awesome with bacon bits and jalapenos in it!!), I was full and happy when I left. The staff was very friendly and service was great. I will go back for sure. And they are reasonable. Which says alot about them because I'm not usually a fan of Bar B Que. Especially after eating at Raymond's in Bridgeport. But hey, what can I say, to impress me on Bar B Que, you really have to bring your A game. I think for me, being a foodie who also can cook (I've catered and was offered $60,000 to open a restaurant in Wise County), I may be a bit more critical. My husband who LOVES Bar B Que really liked it as well. His only criticism was that the coleslaw was tangy (I'm not a fan of coleslaw so I can't weigh in on that -some people like it to have a bite).
I think they could do well but not sure if the location will hurt then. Hopefully not...

charlynantx said...

Is it past Bono's?