The Campaign For DA

3.04.2016

Random Friday Morning Thoughts



  • There are a lot of people who don't know that the actor who played (and plays) Chewbacca, Peter Mayhew, lives in Boyd. Mrs. LL didn't know that until last night and demanded a bullet point because her mother would die to meet him. 
  • The First Cat in the House played with my laptop mouse yesterday and it took me forever to find it. After I threatened to kill it for the millionth time, Mrs. LL said, "It is a mouse, by the way. [Pause] I'll exit on that."
  • The Romney vs. Trump war yesterday was insane. And why exactly did Romney do that? 
  • The Republican debate last night was beyond crazy. I've never seen anything like it. I've been preaching for months that we are watching the implosion of the Republican Party at the national level. I saw that coming and they didn't? And The Establishment cannot stop Trump and it is driving them crazy. 
  • The wife in all of the Vacation movies, Beverly D'Angelo, was on The Ticket yesterday and she was great and funny. And they had to keep hitting the dump button because apparently she doesn't have a filter. She even ranked the Vacation movies. The first one was her favorite. Link.
  • I saw a Bridgeport Chamber of Commerce flyer yesterday for an annual fundraiser called "Barnett Shale Shoot" which is a shotgun competition. It promotes to come and shoot the Barnett Shale. Uh, I think someone has already killed it. 
  • Regarding the Hillary email "scandal" and the guy being "granted immunity". I saw an "expert" on Fox News who said there had to be a federal judge involved because only a judge can "grant immunity".  I'm stunned by the ignorance. Prosecutors offer immunity, not judges.
  • The guy who found the debris from the lost Malaysian 370 might be a fraud. It looks authentic, but I've seen at least two news stories which focused on how the American which found the debris overseas was obsessed with mystery for over a year.
  • Soccer star Brandi Chastain said she would donate her brain for concussion studies. I'd do that. I wrote a few years back about at least four massive concussions I received as a kid (one caused unconsciousness on the couch for two hours and a Bridgeport doctor who lived across the street came over to check me out --- In this day and time, that would get a person Careflighted). And I served as a tackling dummy running back for the defense on the varsity football team as we ran the other team's offense in practice to prepare them for what what to expect on the upcoming Friday night. I got killed. I'd be in the huddle and the coach would hold up the outline of a play we had never seen before which the other team ran. It might be the triple option -- something we had never ran. Then we lined up and ran it. And oftentimes I'd get absolutely obliterated with head to head contact.
  • Maybe that explains everything.
  • The facts are murky, but someone cut off multiple fingers by the Fort Worth Colonial Country Club this morning. 
  • Shout out to Chico Auto Parts for taking care of my car. The guy who runs the car repair division knows me and is a huge Blog fan but the nice guy at the counter at the front who handles the general merchandise had a very confused look on his face when he saw me walk in with my white shirt and tie. It was one of those, "Are you with the FBI?" kind of looks.
  • The ads buried as news shows are now out of control. The national news shows are now getting involved.
  • "Baylor University fraternity president charged with sexual assault" I've said it before: President Kenneth Starr should lose his job because he has lost control of that school. 
  • Trump had an "off the record" discussion with the New York Times and everyone is criticizing him for not authorizing the release? Does no one understand journalism? In the last two months I've gone "off the record" with at least two reporters. I asked them if I had their word before I began, they told me I did,  and then I talked openly. For me or them to publicly disclose what we talked about would be a betray of trust of biblical proportions. Sure, I know they might talk with other journalists about what was said but those people know the value of trust. "Off the record" means it will not be printed or released to the public.




44 comments:

Anonymous said...

In the federal system, statutory immunity (as opposed to proffer or letter immunity) must come from a federal district court judge.

Anonymous said...

The Romney vs. Trump war yesterday was insane. And why exactly did Romney do that?

And in your next paragraph, you rip the GOP for the circus that Trump has caused. Romney is obviously stepping forward as the adult in the room (Kasich is doing the same thing). You, sir, are just stirring the pot.

President Kenneth Starr should lose his job because he has lost control of that school.

If his name were not Kenneth Starr and he had not been tasked with being independent counsel investigating the left's beloved William Jefferson Clinton, you would be arguing that he exerts no control over the choices, possibly criminal, that other individuals make. Bitterness and tunnel vision much?

Anonymous said...

I agree with your assessment on Baylor's president. He should have banned rape long ago. By not doing so he gave it tacit approval. The ban would have saved hundreds of innocent victims.

Anonymous said...

I'm probably about the most private, least trusting person in the world. I could never go "off the record" with anyone, much less a reporter. If I did I would live in perpetual fear of them breaking my trust. Everyone I've ever trusted has burned me, friends, family, wife etc.

Triple Fake... said...

for you to publicly disclose something you said off the record to a reporter isn't a "betray of trust". Not unless you promised it was exclusively for him to know. It generally refers to something you don't want made public, but if you do make it public afterwards that's your choice.

First you dogged Ken Starr because there were no reported sexual assaults at Baylor, and now you're dogging him because there has been a report of sexual assault. What's up with that?

Anonymous said...

The RTG is white. Mighty white. Blindingly white. White.

DF Colorwheel

Anonymous said...

Be glad that the 21 Pound Cat has not EATEN your laptop. By the way, have you counted your dogs lately?

DF Godzilla

Anonymous said...

" The Republican debate last night was beyond crazy. I've never seen anything like it. "

On the other hand,the Republican candidates for President of the United States did tell some great "Your mother's so fat..." jokes.

" Trump had an "off the record" discussion with the New York Times and everyone is criticizing him for not authorizing the release?... For me or them to publicly disclose what we talked about would be a betray of trust of biblical proportions."

I guess I'm missing it. Trump calls the paper and tells them to print the conversation, he no longer considers it off the record. Doesn't that mean it's now for the record? I don't see why he can't release them.

Anonymous said...

Soccer star Brandi Chastain said she would donate her brain for concussion studies. I'd do that.

Dear Estate of Barry S. Green:

Thank you for your gracious donation to our research center.

Unfortunately, our scientific experiments require a larger sample size to ensure statistical validity and quality control.

We are therefore returning your loved one's gray matter with our gratitude.

Most sincerely,

Abigail Normál, Curator
Center for Cranial Studies

wordkyle said...

BG, your use of "quotation marks" regarding "Hillary Clinton's" e-mail SCANDAL shows a "tremendous" blindness when it comes to how she "handled" sensitive information. Whether or not information was marked classified or secret, she should have recognized such material, and used standard government channels, rather than her homebrew server. That in itself is a scandal. Add in the fact that her story has changed each time new evidence comes out, and you've got gasoline on a fire.

Of course, your standards for a "scandal" when it comes to Democrats is pretty high. If a Secretary of State either purposely or negligently mishandling sensitive, classified and top secret information vital to the security of the United States is not a scandal to you, then what is?

Anonymous said...

What's your opinion on Rice and Powell, and the fact that they also had private servers, and did the exact same thing Clinton did?

Anonymous said...

You're smarter than that TF.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Mh370: The part in question makes a lot of sense with the finding of the flaperon on Reunion island. It would suggest that the plane was in a nose dive when the flaperon came loose and struck the rear vertical stabilizer piece that was found this week. But the fact that they were found so far apart is baffling. Only a study on the drift patterns of ocean currents could help. The fact that it gloated for 2yrs and having no barnacles or sea life attached to it makes me feel a little sketchy about it.

DF I think way too much

Anonymous said...

someone cut off multiple fingers by the Fort Worth Colonial Country Club this morning

Obviously a mower blade or such. Chipper/shredder blade. Sumpin

/Captain Obvious

bencat said...

RTG this morning takes cowgirl skank to an art form.

wordkyle said...

958 - You might have a point if Rice and Powell set up private unsecure homebrew servers beforehand, and which they used when conducting all their official business.

However, the two named former SoS reportedly used standard government e-mail systems for the vast majority of their correspondence, and only occasionally used private e-mail accounts. Neither one set up their own server to bypass the government system.

Anonymous said...

10:15 It was probably gloating about staying so clean! Those flaperons are known for their smugness!!

Goober said...

Try this one on for size:

Mitt comes on the scene, gives some toned down logical speeches and fares well in the poles against Mama Clinton. He then files to run for Prez. Trump misses the "Magic Number" of delegates needed to secure the nomination on the first ballot by 1 vote. The GOP establishment hijacks the convention and nominates Mitt, in the process convincing the delegates he is their only hope of preventing another Clinton/Democratic Administration. Clinton and the Dems win the election based partly on the old 49(?)% Mitt comment. Sometimes truth IS stranger than fiction.

Anonymous said...

I had much the same football experience, with crappy helmets also. We had some made by Nacona (no lie)

Also, I was a journalism major, first lesson 101 was that there's no such think as "off the record" the term is meaningless to reporters

Thanks, I enjoy your work.

Anonymous said...

No mention of a still-improving jobs report? I was hoping to see Wordkyle in stroke-out mode again.

Triple Fake... said...

a story I read a few weeks ago in the Star-Telegram said that Powell and Rice did not do the same thing Clinton did. In fact, one of them (I think it was Rice) never used an e-mail account for State correspondence. The story said their assistants received some classified material, so not the same

Anonymous said...

Romney's comment did it for Me... Trump all they way.. The republicans do not want change and they will do and say anything to keep things the way they are.. Well guess what It is time for a change. I hope a lot of other people feel the same way I do and vote Trump...

Anonymous said...

Barry,
convoluted thinking once again strikes and springs forth to try and validate a deep-rooted political leaning.
Off the record is used to protect one party and one party only--the interviewee. Not the reporter.
If said interviewee wants to later come out and reveal what was said --no damage occurs to the reporter or journalist what so ever. Integrity remains intact.


Not Sam...

Anonymous said...

How many times a week do you think Wordy's wife looks at him and thinks to herself, "What happened to you?"

Anonymous said...

GOP can stop Trump, but would have to rally around Cruz and they hate him too.

Sam Brows said...

It is lunchtime and neither Barry, nor anyone posting yet has mentioned Ted eating a bugger during his close up last night. It was on his upper lip, then fell to his lower lip and then, like one of those Budweiser Lizards from the commercials years ago, his reptilian tongue snuck out there and pulled it into his mouth...I felt like I was a Caddie watching Spaulding and wondering whether he'd eat it or not. Sure, sure, his camp has come out and said it was a breath mint, but who's really buying THAT load of crap?

Trump took a ton of heat last night, and the MSN poll still says he won the debate.

Not sure who Trump has as his Campaign Manager, but that guy is missing a lot of tricks. By suggesting that he'd be willing to tell the NY Times to release the off the record stuff, so long as Cruz and Rubio would agree to unlock Pandora's Box and make all of their prior off the record conversations available for public consumption, he stops that argument dead. Neither of those guys want that, and they don't want it a whole lot more than they do want what the Times has on Trump, and why Trump hasn't offered that up is a mystery. Also, Trump should have been prepared to deal with the Trump University complaints by talking about how Rubio had written the Dept. of Education asking them to go light on many for profit colleges that offered worthless degrees and wound up costing the taxpayers tens of billions of dollars.

Anonymous said...

RTG looks like a tranny. A good looking tranny, but still a tranny.

Anonymous said...

Hillary aint going nowhere but the white house yall.

Anonymous said...

Shout out to Chico Auto Parts for taking care of my car. The guy who runs the car repair division knows me and is a huge Blog fan but the nice guy at the counter at the front who handles the general merchandise had a very confused look on his face when he saw me walk in with my white shirt and tie. It was one of those, "Are you with the FBI?" kind of looks.

YOU misinterpreted the look...

RPM said...

Chico Auto Parts does great work and has very reasonable prices. I've been using them for years. Glad they finally moved into the new building. Lots of good people working there.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 12:15 PM said...
How many times a week do you think Wordy's wife looks at him and thinks to herself, "What happened to you?"

The question for you 12:15PM is...do you wonder this before or after you have opened your government assistance check?


Anonymous said...

9:09

"Romney is obviously stepping forward as the adult in the room"

Yes, exactly what we all need, an RNC pawn in Magic Underwear telling us who not to vote for.

Romney is business as usual and that equates to Romney is a loser!

VOTE TRUMP 2016!!!!!

Anonymous said...

10:38 AM

Geez, one misspelled word and I get dogpiled. You're right, Barry. There's way too many members of the spelling police here.

Anonymous said...

Barry you are the classiest thing to ever go to Chico .

Anonymous said...


12:15----------

The answer to that is simple: Not nearly as often as your spouse does so at/to/for you.

A better question would be: Why does your infantile PMS persona present itself here in an otherwise polite discussion among friends about once a month in an ever more ridiculous attempt to personally smear someone with whom you disagree?

Bonus question: Why don't you just present yourself to the nearest OBGYN and get yourself one of them hysteria-ectomy things and quit with the WK hating cycle?

Anonymous said...

The question for you 12:15PM is...do you wonder this before or after you have opened your government assistance check? - 1:59

Yes, because everyone who thinks Wordkyle is a nut has to be on government assistance...

wordkyle said...

My goodness. When you little scamps get together, you're worse than a sewing circle.

Anonymous said...

Sam Brows, that wasn't a buger! It was an actual physical manifestation of all the lies Ted has told and it came to life, tried to escape, but was sucked back in by his forked tongue at the last minute!!!!

Anonymous said...

I'm not on government assistance, vote Republican, make 6 figures, have a college degree, have never been arrested, have been married once and I'm still married to the same woman(for over 25 years now), have a child, drive a Corvette and firmly believe that anything WK posts is complete crap.

Anonymous said...

What's black on top and white on bottom?
RAPE

Anonymous said...

5:00 a Corvette huh? Sorry about your penis!

Anonymous said...


5:00--------

You're also a woman and a liar, if you'll excuse the redundancy.

But hey, nice try, wench

Anonymous said...

if u drive a corvette then you have a vagina.

Anonymous said...

Ah, a magic underwear issues voter.

Definitely not one of the deep thinkers in the room.