The Campaign For DA

2.17.2016

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts




  • Donald Trump has blamed George W. Bush for 9/11. That's a little over the top, but this really angered radio guy Mark Davis this morning who said "No one saw 9/11 coming!" Good lord, man. Do you not remember Condolezza Rice testimony before Congress where she said a month before there was a presidential briefing of a document entitled 'Bin Laden Determined To Attack Within The United States'?
  • Many years back weren't there some guys who just happened to be from the Middle East using the Bridgeport airport for pilot training?
  • The FBI is after Apple for not agreeing to turn over information on how to break the encryption of the iPhone. Good for Apple. They didn't commit the crime. Fight the Man!
  • Early voting turnout in Tarrant County broke records. Something is going on out there with the electorate. 
  • A funny Twitter bit happened when someone told me over the weekend I should have been at an event shaking hands for political reasons. Referencing the great movie O' Brother Where Art Thou, I responded with "I'm mass communicating here!"  Then someone chimed in with "You don't tell your Pappy how to court the electorate!" Funny. Here's the scene if you are so inclined. 
  • DPS Press Release: "Weslaco –The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) seized over 100 pounds of marijuana on Sunday, February 14 after a Texas Highway Patrol Trooper stopped a vehicle in Brooks County." But you can go to Colorado a few hundred miles away and it is not a crime. Idiocracy.
  • My assistant has told me she reads Random Thoughts just to determine what kind of mood I'm in.
  • Every time I hear a commercial about "house flipping" I think of the phrase, "There's a sucker born every minute."
  • I'd  love to see RG3 in Dallas. And if they had an offensive coordinator who knew what he is doing and RG3 got back to full health it would be at least a perfect stop gap measure. 
  • NFL commissioner Roger Goodell made $34.1 million last year. Think about that the next time you see some spare NFL player unconscious on the field. 
  • I've forgot to mention this for over a year: On one of my football trips I was in Morgantown, West Virginia. During warm-ups they showed a video regarding the travel of the team and the logistics. They pointed out that the equipment unit had to drive shortly under 1,500 miles for a game against Texas Tech in Lubbock. 


55 comments:

Anonymous said...

What is going on with the Rhome police chief?
Some type of altercation at local gas station got him put on leave.

Anonymous said...

9/11 was Bill Clinton's fault. So was the mortgage crisis.

God knows what the price will be for 8 years of Obamma.

Anonymous said...

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell made $34.1 million last year. Think about that the next time you see some spare NFL player unconscious on the field.

What a ridiculous comment

Anonymous said...

There was a man that owned several condos in the early 90's on the top of the hill by the Runaway Bay pool across the highway from One Stop. He filled them, and i mean filled them with foreign aviation students. I lived in one of the condos at the time. It was like living in a dorm. the noise was endless.

Anonymous said...

In light of Mr Goodell making $34.1 million last year, a question: How much did the NFL donate to brain injury research last year? Not the multi-year amortized amounts, the amount actually spent in one year. Why do I have the gut feeling it is an embarrassingly small amount compared to the CEO salary?

DF Sick & Tired of It All

Anonymous said...

Apple is looking at this encryption thing the wrong way (or someone is spinning it).

If the FBI asked Apple to help, why wouldn't they consider it a privilege to assist our country in fighting terrorism?

If Apple spins it as being forced, well then they won't agree because it looks leveraged .... but if Apple offers their help then it becomes a positive.

Bacon said...

Bacon Scale
4.7 out of 5
WOW she is HOT!!

GJ BG

that guy said...

I think at this point, just to satisfy his sense of curiousity, Trump is just trying to see what he can get away with. Probably a bit of a game and blaming Bush for the terrorists attack isn't exactly breaking ground. My liberal friends have been making that argument for years. Went full throttle after Al -climate change makes me rich Gore made his "he betrayed this country" speech.

I read that FBI story this morning and was wondering if you would mention it. I am now a fan of Tim Cook and as a Conservative I love his stance on the issue.

You think (electorate)....

Is it legal to possess 100lbs of pot in Colorado? Methinks that wasn't for personal use.

I don't care what Roger Goodell makes, if that's what the owners are willing to pay him then so be it. It's a dangerous game and those players are reaching for the proverbial brass ring. It's a calculated risk. You could compare it to the PFC who literally puts his life on the line for less than 25K per year. The ones who send him into harms way make salaries well above his.

Anonymous said...

I want to see Trevone Boykin instead of RG Knee.

Anonymous said...

Spare players don't make the NFL, but it does suck that Roger Goodell is allowed to enslave these men and force them onto the field. It is sad that they have no choice! FREE THE SLAVES!

Anonymous said...

Hubba, Hubba! How's can we read the links with her on the page?
Best ever!

Anonymous said...

8:55--and how sick when you find out the NFL is a NON-PROFIT for the IRS?

Anonymous said...

Hint: Apple sympathizes with Islamic terrorists and could care less about privacy. If this was a white Christian mass shooter, Apple would have unlocked that phone in a heartbeat!

Anonymous said...

Re NFL
Are you NOT entertained

Anonymous said...

The idiocracy is that the Federal statute has marijuana illegal yet the justice dept. has allowed states, like Colorado, to pass state laws making it legal in their state. There should not be such a conflict between federal and state statutes. The justice dept. should enforce the federal statute nationwide whether they agree with it or not. That's the idiocracy!

Anonymous said...

It is not legal in Colorado to have 100 pounds of pot.

Upstairs said...

Speaking of college football: http://www.boston.com/news/education/2016/01/06/study-reported-rapes-division-football-schools-increase-game-days/SeHi5YWHffw3Gt9416Hg6I/story.html

Anonymous said...

9:12 - And that is why the west is doomed. At least half of us hate ourselves and want it to be like we never even existed.

wordkyle said...

"Do you not remember Condolezza Rice testimony..." - I hope that this is just you trawling, and not a real effort to revive this tired, discredited Democrat argument. ("Bush could have stopped 9/11!") You tried to Ben-Veniste the point by stopping just short of the truth. In the video you linked to, Rice says "(The memo) did not warn of attacks in the United States. It was historical information, based on old reporting. There was no new information." The memo itself cites its most recent Bin Laden info as from 1998 and 1999. Old, vague, hypothetical information does not constitute a "warning." There was certainly nothing about using planes as missiles in a terrorist attack.

You ask, "Do you not remember?" Unfortunately for your implication/claim, some of us still do remember.

In other news...
I agree with you about Apple's decision. The headline made me think they just refused to help in the investigation, but then I read the story. Apple would have to create the process to break into the phone, and the backdoor which does not currently exist would be in the government's hands.

Anonymous said...

Not that I am in agreement with how much Goodall makes but I wonder what the comparison is of the value of the NFL and other major corporations and what they pay their top CEOs.

Anonymous said...

IMHO Bacon's usually all over the place on his ratings, but gotta agree with him on today's RTG!

Anonymous said...

The legal limit for possession of MJ in Colo is 1oz per person.

Get the law right, counselor.

Anonymous said...

1,400 reasons to vote for Trump:

http://abcnews.go.com/Business/1400-workers-devastated-carriers-plan-move-indianapolis-facility/story?id=36986150

Anonymous said...

Not much of a state's rights guy are you, Barry?

Triple Fake... said...

from a story on the front page:
"Obama vows that nominee will be 'indisputably qualified'"
That's absurd posturing. He knows any nominee will be hotly disputed, and there are no qualification standards for SCOTUS, not even a spelling test. So conceivably, he could offer for nomination an obscure defense attorney from a rural Texas town. Be prepared for some tough grilling on those questionable RTG choices!

It's obvious that your Idiocracy finger was pointed directly at DPS, but it should have been directed at the people transporting 100 lbs. of pot in a state where it's illegal. Reference your earlier comment of "They didn't commit the crime."
You're full of inconsistencies as usual. Some guys who just happened to be from the Middle East using the Bridgeport airport for pilot training isn't a crime. You seem to be suggesting that they fit the profile of terrorists, and the FBI should have been on top of that. But DPS enforcing actual laws is a bad thing?

Anonymous said...

If RGIII were a news item like Manziel with no privacy at all....you probably wouldn't want him in Dallas if you are a Cowboy fan.

SpanishWarDonkey said...

Good week so far, BG. Finish strong. Don't screw it up.

Anonymous said...

8:45 a He's feeling his oats coming off a 3 year contract renewal by his buddies on the City Council. In the last 1+ years complaints have been filed with the mayor for conduct that falls into insubordination; talking to the press when the mayor is the official face to the media; emailing-calling-going to the home of-following citizens for the purpose of what can only be termed misuse of official power; disclosing information confidential to executive session and then there was the infamous time he threw 2 citizens out of a council meeting over the objection of the mayor. When CC voted to renew his contract Wilson said he's lived under the black cloud of an investigation that went nowhere. She praised his past performance. The smirk on the face of at least one CC member, said it all. "Stuck it to you citizens, didn't we". Wilson also said he does a good job. Should be very interesting how Wilson and the rest of his buddies get him out of this one!! It will probably go something like if those pesky citizens had not..... Some one needs to do a public info request for Davis's previous and new contracts, all reviews / evaluations of performance. If none of the past conduct was documented, only serves to solidify that the council views the public and citizens as an impediment to carrying out their agenda and protecting the employees they decide walk on water despite the fact that their performance with the the public does not support it. Shoot past officers and at least one chief was fired for far less that something line this. And one more thing. Since the City Secretary, another of their favorites, got a contract, why can't she find the time to post CC meeting minutes to the website. Open meetings = transparent government. Sometimes go 3 - 4 months without posting. Many cities post the audio tape or draft minutes within 72 hours of a meeting and replace with official copy after approved. Might cut down on some of the info requests that Wilson and Moore think are done in the name of bullying.

Anonymous said...

9:59. What happened? What was the incident?

Anonymous said...

You can possess more than 1oz in Colorado. That's the limit for personal consumption. You think all the pot shops only have 1oz? You think it gets delivered to them 1oz at a time?

Learn the law before you start spouting off like you're an expert on it, man.

DF Tommy Chong

Anonymous said...

Didnt they find one of the middle eastern guys floating dead in one of the pools in Runaway Bay?

Sam Brows said...

And what did the NFL get for all that jack that it dropped on the Commissioner? A buffoon that lawyered up over "deflategate", funneled more cash to his big shot lawyer buddies on the east coast in effort to get the court system to support him over that mess. Oh, and standing by with his thumb up his arse as Jerry Jones hijacked the entire Rams to L.A. process and looking completely unable to do anything about it. That guy couldn't find his butt with a stick and a mirror. Lucky for him he's taken the League for enough coin to pay someone to do it for him. Comparing him to other top executives is silly because at least they do something to say they earned their money.

Anonymous said...

I saw a Wise County Sheriff's Deputy in front of Tim Curry today. I told him to tell Barry Green hello and he responded "who's that"?

Golden

Anonymous said...

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell made 3,410,000,000 pennies last year.

DF Decatur Penny Mom

Anonymous said...

I agree with you mostly on Goodell, with exception of the Rams statement. Jerry is the most powerful man in the NFL and down deep Goodell knows that the LA move is good for business. Plus this was an old guard vs new guard owner fight. He knew to stay out of the way.

WC said...

Wordkyle, I'very read the briefing and it is pretty clear (like the title). This is from memory, but it was only a month old when the attacks happened. If you read the commission's report, you would be in agreement that the Bush Administration failed us severely.

Anonymous said...

With that many pennies he could pay all the retired NFL players $341,000 a year for their troubles!

DF Bad at Math Lottery Guy

wordkyle said...

1146 - I've also read the briefing. Please explain the part you think is "pretty clear," and especially what you think it's "pretty clear" about.

Anonymous said...

Pure heresy 11:46! How dare you besmirch the great George W. Bush, hallowed be thy name. May Reagan have mercy on your soul, amen.

Anonymous said...

I saw a Wise County Sheriff's Deputy in front of Tim Curry today. I told him to tell Barry Green hello and he responded "who's that"?

Golden



Awesome. District 271 voters will be saying the same thing come November.

Anonymous said...

It's been reported that Chief Davis had an altercation with God at a local gas station. The Almighty revealed that Davis will not be sheriff. Davis did not take the news well.

DF Wise County TMZ Reporter

Anonymous said...

Ok people. What went on with Chief Davis at the gas station? Rumor has it he got into 2 different altercations with citizens he dislikes, and was put on leave. Has the messenger seen the video?

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 10:51 AM said...
I saw a Wise County Sheriff's Deputy in front of Tim Curry today. I told him to tell Barry Green hello and he responded "who's that"?

Anonymous 10:51 you tell them that the wrath of Barry Green is coming and there ain't nothing anyone can do about it!!

Anonymous said...

Rhome residents Facebook page is crazy. Something happened.

Anonymous said...

According to his FB page, he got into a confrontation with two people who stole his campign signs from a yard. Im betting it went something like this..."You done stole muh signs. Now you gonna pay!! God wants me to be this here Sherrif, even told me so. 'Merica."

Anonymous said...

Vote for Brandon Davis!

I endorse this statement
DF Tom Bishop

Anonymous said...

one of the people he confronted was the former city official that he threatened to shoot on the complaint section letter at the rhomeforward website. pure blog gold

Anonymous said...

What we're dealing with here is a complete lack of respect for the law.

DF Sheriff Buford T Justice

Anonymous said...

davis has lost his mind. His Facebook rants sound like David Koresh

Anonymous said...

Is put my bacon between her melons

Anonymous said...

Why would anyone want th o do brain research on football players? heck even Cain knew if someone's head hit a hard object it would hurt or kill .

Nasreen Iqbal said...

It's always a fun pastime to find a conservative and see how they can tie every problem to the acts of a Democratic President.

Most liberals can tie everything bad to Republican Presidents, too.

If only they'd use their powers for good, who knows what they could accomplish with those imaginations?

Anonymous said...

It's not that Apple WON'T help the FBI, it's that they CAN'T.

Apple made the decision years ago to make phones and encrypt them without keeping the key.

Anyone of you can do this with your hard drive on your computer.. encrypt it, then destroy the key.
Guess what, you nor the best computer genius on earth 'ain't gittin in there'.

The government want's a backdoor? In IT, that's what we call a "vulnerability".. if it's a backdoor for the government, it's a backdoor for EVERYONE.

Anonymous said...

Now the chief is back at work despite being told he is on leave? Welcome to the nut house

Anonymous said...

Hogwash, This Is Apple supporting Islamic terrorists!