The Campaign For DA

2.24.2016

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts



  • Trump wins Nevada! (And yesterday he said, "I love the poorly educated.") Greatest. Political. Race. Ever. Oh, and Ted Cruz finished third.
  • And Trump will be at the Fort Worth Convention Center at noon on Friday. I kind of want to go. 
  • Random musical thought: The first time I was ever at the convention center was when I was a Junior in high school and me and my buddies went there to see Boston in concert without tickets. We bought them from a scalper for $7.00 each. That was below face value. 
  • "JoJo" from Dallas is still a finalist in The Bachelor. (I live in a house full of females. I know stuff like this.) But when I hear the name I think of the Beatles song, Get Back, and/or the young female singer.
  • BagOfNothing is on drugs!!!
  • "But I will say this: Any police agency is a paramilitary organization." - Sheriff candidate Brandon Davis at a Wise County forum yesterday. You kidding me? Good lord! 
  • "Texas Gov. Greg Abbott endorses Ted Cruz for president." That just might sink him. 
  • I have a friend who worries about water poisoning. She thinks that is the way terrorists or rival nations attack us instead of bombing. I laughed at her. Well, we had the water shut down around Bonds Ranch Road a couple of weeks back and now we have this: "Dallas ISD plans to have the water tested at Lakewood Elementary as parents continue to have concerns about whether their children are safe at the school. The district had a third-party vendor check Lakewood’s air quality on Monday after parents complained of sick children. A teacher also fainted Monday for reasons not immediately made clear." I always love a good conspiracy theory.
  • Of all the people we have held at Guantanamo Bay for over a decade, the number of them which have been afforded an American jury trial is: Zero.
  • The Senate Republicans yesterday announced they would not hold any confirmation hearings if President Obama nominates a replacement for Scalia. Are they trying to lose the election? If I'm President Obama, I nominate a moderate Hispanic. If they won't hold a hearing, I hold a press conference to dog them and then I nominate a female moderate. If they won't hold a hearing, I'd do another press conference. Then I would nominate an African-American. Ditto. And then the Democratic nominee gets to dog the Republicans through out the summer and fall. Politics 101. (Right out of House of Cards.)
  • The Liberally Lean Weather Center would like to announce it did not foresee that weather yesterday evening. Man, rain and wind and cold made for a miserable day. I need to re-calibrate my instruments to protect my dear readers. 
  • Once again, I may die of allergies. 
  • Up at the courthouse yesterday, I was hanging out with a professional divorced couple (who shall not be named) who always argue. They are both friends of mine and we joke all the time. She thanked me for talking to her on the phone the other day, and I looked at him and jokingly said, "We got a little sumthing sumthing going on." His joking response was, "You aren't the only one." She then jumped up and beat his shoulder repeatedly while he laughed uncontrollably. Just when I think this job is a beat down, I get wildly entertained. Love 'em both.
  • There's a new on-the-scene reporter for Fox 4 News. Who did she replace?
  • "Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Dante Fowler apologized today for his role in a fight between who TMZ describes as his girlfriend and the mother of his child." And that was one serious fight






55 comments:

Anonymous said...

"....me and my buddies went there to see Boston in concert without tickets."

The BHS English department should be ashamed! Me and my buddies?? Why don't you try "My buddies and I". The embarrassment of the BHS English instruction continues................

Anonymous said...

(And yesterday he said, "I love the poorly educated.")

(And yesterday he said, "Tell me to my face that I'm not Atticus Finch!")

The wimp factor weighs heavily on the Wise County DA general election if a certain Wise County attorney hasn't dropped out of the race by then.

Anonymous said...

Is it "professional divorced couple" or "divorced couple who are each professionals"? If it is the first, how many divorces did it take for them to lose their amateur status?

DF Oxford Comma

Tommy said...

Republicans in the senate are doing exactly what Democrats in the senate would do if they were in the majority.

Anonymous said...

Didn't Joe Biden oppose allowing Bush Sr. the opportunity to nominate a justice under similar circumstances? Why yes, yes he did. Stop acting like Democrats are the innocent do-gooders. Both parties are piles of horsesh!t. You just think the Dems don't smell as bad.

Anonymous said...

RE: Obama's need to close Gitmo. Might be OK IF he discloses where he intends to reside after leaving office. Prisoners can then be transferred to the nearest federal or state max penitentiary within 100 miles of his home. If not one, bet most tax payers would be happy to spring for the tab to build one. Face it, he doesn't care where they go. He and his wife will be protected very well for 10 years after leaving office. He'll have a smaller detail but will still be accompanied by armed agents in well armored vehicles. Come to think of it, throw in that his detail is either unarmed or equipped with blanks, and I'm on board for the closing!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Barry - Gitmo is a prison for "enemy combatants" not people accused of a crime waiting their day in court. Just like the German, Italian and Japanese enemy combatants held during WWII they need to be detained until the end of the war. They are not being held pending trial, just the end of hostilities.

Hawg Wire

Anonymous said...

Rhome Police chief restored to duty and "record" wiped. Well at least Mrs Davis, his wife and a council person, had the good sense not to show up. Then again have no doubt she and her husband already knew how it would play out. Robison made the motion. He's good for another year on the council. Guess he drew the short straw for the pleasure to stick it to the citizens and to ignore Davis' escalating behavior. See that Wilson seconded. She did not file for reelection in May per listing in WCM. And up to Davis' fund raiser a week or so ago, she had contributed 50% of his campaign donations. Didn't expect anything less from her. See the DA will not confirm or deny investigation into the incident. Don't expect anything else until after the March Primary. If he passes to investigate this go around, hope the voters realize he is only interested in holding down a job and pleasing the county pendants as opposed to justice for all. Barry, I'm voting for you anyway; but if DA passes on investigation, I'll campaign for you, too!!!!! There are a hole lot of us who feel the same way!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Barry, We are highly suspicious that you accept product placement payment for some RTG postings. What else could explain today's RTG pair? Somebody's mama paid you to get their baby girl some visibility. Nothing else explains it.

DF Federal Trade Commission

Anonymous said...

Aaarrrggghhhhhh! My left eye! My left eye!

Anonymous said...

Jojo is a Baylor girl. Will she be a "nice" baylor girl or a "bad" baylor girl next week on the destination trip. Tune in.

Anonymous said...

Hey, at least it's not "ticket's", which is par for this course. Why i'sn't Bo'ston in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?

Anonymous said...

Re the Dante Fowler story--"The NFL will investigate the incident." NOW I feel safe!! :-) Just another low-life ghetto "hood" with girlfriends and baby-mamas--who HEAVILY populate our professional sports and at least our Division I college sports (except golf). That's where "it" has all gone to, nowadays.

Anonymous said...

Rhome wasn't built in a day, but it was ruined in one.

Anonymous said...

Of all the people we have held at Guantanamo Bay for over a decade, the number of them which have been afforded an American jury trial is: Zero.


WGAF?

They are terrorists. Not possible terrorists.

Anonymous said...

Hahaha! Yeah, Fowler was sorry as soon as he found out he was caught on camera watching the 2 girls fight. It looked fairly obviously he was instigating it, too!

Anonymous said...

I wonder if Scalia knew that ranch was owned by a major Democratic donor and Obama supporter?

Seems more suspicious every day.

wordkyle said...

"If I'm President Obama, I nominate a moderate Hispanic...a female moderate...an African-American..." - Unsurprisingly, a few spots in this that I disagree with. First, if Obama even knows anyone who's moderate, I'd be surprised. His appointees so far have been extreme Liberals. He would never try a "moderate" because the Republicans might change their mind and that person get on SCOTUS. Second, you assume that Obama gives a tinker's cuss about the Democrat candidates. He's more concerned with his legacy and what he can get away with in his final year. Third, why would Obama go through such a convoluted tactic when his history shows that he prefers to use brute force? He has been very much a "let's get away with everything we can" president. His Justice Department has been his firewall against any real investigation.

Anonymous said...

If Trump loves the poorly educated, he ought to pop out to the Swap Meet on Friday while he's in Ft. Worth.

'me and my buddies' Maybe he should just meet Barry, who is well-educated, but a very poor grammarian. All this is in spite of a very GOOD English department at BHS, and I presume, at Baylor!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 8:35 AM said...
"....me and my buddies went there to see Boston in concert without tickets."

The BHS English department should be ashamed! Me and my buddies?? Why don't you try "My buddies and I". The embarrassment of the BHS English instruction continues................

What does this say about Baylor University?

Anonymous said...

Want to make the Senate show how blatantly obstructionist it is? Here's a slam dunk for Obama - nominate Sri Srinivasan. He was confirmed 97-0 less than three years ago to what is arguably the most prestigious/high profile appellate court. He is, by all accounts, a highly capable, standout legal mind. Refusal to even hold a hearing would simply highlight the divisiveness being created by certain Senators.

And if the GOP says that, on principle, POTUS shouldn't nominate a justice because of the upcoming election, how far does that go? The campaigning for this year's election started at least last summer, if not earlier. What if Scalia had died last August? No nomination because we need to "wait for the American people to have a voice?"

DF Daniel Webster said...

8:35, You must be new to this blog. The DA wanna-be butchers the English language on here routinely. He must have cheated his way out of high school, college and law school.

Anonymous said...

If you dont think the police should be paramilitary, then you are anti police.

Anonymous said...

Obama will nominate a gay black female and then go on his demonizing tour like he has with every other issue. It of course is perfectly acceptable for Democrats to hold up a Supreme Court nominee. I find it funny Obama now says he regrets doing that and crazy uncle Joe now says he didn't really mean it. Shumer says that was different...LOL the Crawfishing has begun..

Anonymous said...

I kinda give Barry some slack on his down home sorrta English. He is trying to communicate with Wise County folks. I do hope his staff cleans up the language in professional documents.

Anonymous said...

Wordkyle- Republicans wouldn't know a moderate if one bit them in them in the ass. They think anyone to the left of Attila the Hun is too liberal.
9:01 good question even better why is Sir Douglas 'freaking' Quientet in and not the Moody Blues?

Anonymous said...

Barry Green has the Rhome vote. They are tired of Rhome police Chief Davis abuse of power to old men with mobility aids.

Anonymous said...

9:50 The Republicans were given the majority to obstruct everything this PresiDunce does. He has done enough damage to this country and they better continue to obstruct if they want to keep their jobs.

Anonymous said...

"....a professional divorced couple...."

??? I didn't know there were different classifications of divorce. Is that what they do for a living? Can you be a professional divorcee with only one divorce or do you have to have multiple divorces for it to be considered a profession?

Anonymous said...

9:42

Bu got his undergrad degree an UNT. He went to law school at Baylor.

Anonymous said...

Obama's nom will be Sri Srinivasan who was previously confirmed 97-0. He'll force Congress to either (1) confirm an Obama appointment or (2) not confirm an undisputedly qualified judge in an absurd display of obstructionism. Its a double edged sword.

wordkyle said...

1032 - Au contraire, mon frere. There are so many moderate Republicans they even have labels. They're called Rockefeller Republicans, Establishment Republicans, or RINOs. Of course, in a Democrat's mind all Democrats are "moderate."

Also, how come every time Republicans don't give Democrats everything they want, it's called "obstruction?" Isn't politics supposed to be adversarial?

Anonymous said...

Vote for Brandon Davis!

Anonymous said...

11:35 -

Not obstructionist - reviewing nomination, holding hearings, refusing to confirm the nominee and providing reasons for doing so (or, if acceptable, confirming the nominee)

Obstructionist - refusing to do what the Constitution dictates because POTUS "only" has 331 days left in his presidency.

Anonymous said...

I think "bag of nothing" wants to be Barry Green so bad he can't stand it.

Anonymous said...

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED

Rage

wordkyle said...

1145 - You're obviously a scholar. What exactly does the Constitution "dictate?"

Anonymous said...

Bag of Nothing ain't no Barry Green.
He is so thin skinned if you say something he doesn't agree with he whines that you are trolling and bans you from commenting.

Anonymous said...

Is the RTG on the left Ronald McDonalds daughter?

Anonymous said...

Wordy...how does my "dictate"?

Anonymous said...

Barry - Gitmo is a prison for "enemy combatants" not people accused of a crime waiting their day in court. Just like the German, Italian and Japanese enemy combatants held during WWII they need to be detained until the end of the war. They are not being held pending trial, just the end of hostilities.

The blogger has a soft heart/head for all persons detained/restrained/contained. It's a posture that's good for [his] business.

wordkyle said...

1242 - I'm sorry you misunderstood our relationship. We can be only friends. If you want more, you'll have to ask your sister.

RPM said...

I was at that same concert. Went at the last minute found a parking spot right by the front door and bought cheap tickets from a scalper (may have been the same one). Sammy Hagar was the opening act.

Anonymous said...

I'm pretty sure Barry meant a divorced couple who are professionals and I think they are well known attorneys in Decatur...WC folks think they're all a barrel of laughs...better to laugh to keep from crying, so it's all good.

Anonymous said...

Obammy loves the poorly educated also. They are the one's that elected him.

Anonymous said...

"I love the poorly educated"

The fact that you can't even put a well written sentence together speaks volumes doesn't it?

Anonymous said...

Barry is of the Green Family. Barry attended UNT, whose graduates are known as the Mean Green. Therefore, Barry is a MEAN GREEN. That's why I support him for Wise-Jack DA!

DF Syllogism Master

Anonymous said...

Barry is a man of the people. I once shook Barry's hand in the courthouse. I have not washed that hand since that day. It is now a bit gamy, and the family no longer allows me to eat at the dining table with them, but I am proud of my moment of meeting a good public servant.

DF Forrest Gump

Anonymous said...

If they don't obstruct then they are corrupt!

Anonymous said...

They are a "10" on the scank scale.

Anonymous said...

The "moderate" the president will nominate will be former attorney general Holder or current attorney general Lynch. Name one time when the president has not doubled down.

Anonymous said...

Like a liberal weenie!!!

Anonymous said...

I agree with 6:06, he even doubled in his personal life when his buddies dared him to marry an ugly gal.

Anonymous said...

Rhome is a democrats wet dream and a republicans nightmare.

Anonymous said...

Obama has to keep the Gitmo bunch so he can trade them for another sorry assed deserter five to one !!!