The Campaign For DA

3.18.2016

Random Friday Morning Thoughts



  • Baylor loses to Yale, two players get in a shoving match on the bench, and the chance to win the game with four seconds left is wasted when some player tries a behind the back dribble and screws it up. No one does less with more talent than coach Scott Drew.
  • Madonna exposes teenager's breast on stage. (That was a line I never thought I would type.)
  • I've mentioned before that the Wounded Warrior Project had scandal written all over it. Two of its top executives were fired for a spending scandal over the last few days.
  • "BENBROOK - Two little girls were found dead and their 31-year-old mother was found stabbed several times in their Benbrook residence Thursday morning, police said. They appeared to be the wife and daughters of Vadym Kholodenko, gold medalist of the 2013 Cliburn competition who is scheduled to be guest artist this weekend with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra."
  • McKinney ISD will have a bond election on a 12,000 seat stadium. I first thought, "Oh, my" and then learned Allen ISD's stadium holds 18,000.
  • I was struggling with a heavy bag of mulch in the Lowe's parking lot yesterday when a lady walked by and, in a sweet voice said, "Keep at it. You'll get it." I told her this wasn't as hard when I was younger. She replied, "They didn't tell us that, did they?" They did. We just didn't believe it. 
  • "Construction worker dies in 800-foot fall from Los Angeles skyscraper." I cannot imagine the horror.
  • BagOfNothing had a note on Texas Ag Commissioner Sid Miller today on some questionable expenditures. When I walked into the Republican Headquarters in Austin a few months back to try and get on the ballot I swear I saw him walk out with an aide and grumble, "What a bunch of BS paperwork!" I had my paperwork typed out and in a briefcase.
  • Ted Cruz is going to be on for an entire hour with Sean Hannity. Fox News is doing everything it can to derail Trump. And it won't work.
  • "Dallas strip club meeting leads to X-rated legal battle of exotic dancer vs. venture capitalist." $40 million is at stake. Stop the world. I want to get off. 


37 comments:

Anonymous said...

Those skyscrapers are deadly and should be outlawed!

Anonymous said...

Trump!

Anonymous said...

Texas dropped from being 39th to 43rd in the country in the quality of education, yet we lead the nation in the amount of public school debt primarily because of the exotic and expensive sports complexes that keep being constructed.

Anonymous said...

"I was struggling with a heavy bag of mulch..."

WOW. Just WOW.

Anonymous said...

Very little material for the bottom half of the bikini.. Heck why ever bother spending the money. just go all natural...

Andy Stevenson said...

Knowing the acceleration of gravity is 32.2 ft/s^2 and that the terminal velocity of a human is approximately 150 mph, the worker would have reached terminal velocity in 6.9 seconds and travelled roughly 755 ft. The final 45 ft would have been travelled in 0.2 seconds. So essentially it would only have been 7 seconds of horror. Not a bad way to go.

Anonymous said...

A crooked "conservative" Republican politician bilking taxpayers for personal expenses? Say it ain't so, Joe. Say it ain't so.

Anonymous said...

I was struggling with a heavy bag of mulch...

What--70 or 80 pounds? What a p*ssy! I would say turn in your man card but you were probably never given one.

Anonymous said...

There is not a school district in Texas where your academic achievement is more important than how fast you can run or how high you can jump. My dream is to find a school where sports are excluded.

Anonymous said...

So the stripper has $10 million of the promised $40 million and is fighting for the rest? Makes my argument with Amazon on a $20 credit kind of minor.

DF Daddy Warbucks

Anonymous said...

Wounded Warrior Project: great idea of a charity for worthy folks, but slimeball sleazoids running it. reminds of the Komen folks soaking up majority of yearly donations for overhead and management.

DF Skeptical Donor

Anonymous said...

Concrete bags are generally 60 or 80 pounds. Mulch is usually 40 pounds.

I keep my Rogue sandbag filled at a little over 120 pounds and I'm not all that strong.

Anonymous said...

8:52

While I agree whole heartily that too much emphasis is put on high school sports and facilities, I think you should consider the number of barely or non English speaking students Texas has been forced to educate before you blame the decline on a sports arena.

Anonymous said...

10:44
I'm not placing the blame of our academic decline on the building of these fancy athletic complexes. I'm merely pointing out that academically our state is nosediving and our public school debt is rocketing up like a Saturn V. It's bond proposals like this one in McKinney that cause it to rise unnecessarily. Focus and priorities are out of whack and more money isn't the answer to help the academics either.
8:52

Anonymous said...

That is a pretty easy dream to fulfill.

Anonymous said...

Trump's rhetoric is the dog whistle of the poorly educated.

DF Shade Tree Philosopher

Anonymous said...

the Greatest waste of seating built is the UNT newer stadium.

Anonymous said...

Best RTG in months! Love it!
Gjbg

Anonymous said...

Guess it only natural since Baylor dropped the ball yesterday you did to on the RTG.
At least the McKinney stadium will be used by several teams and even soccer teams ( doubt they need 120 capacity for those)

Anonymous said...

I work immediately next door to that building on the 37th floor and have watched it go up from the foundation. There are many fascinating aspects of the construction of that building but a big one of them is the breakneck pace of construction.

-Texan Stranded in LA

Anonymous said...

Texas dropped from being 39th to 43rd in the country in the quality of education, yet we lead the nation in the amount of public school debt primarily because of the exotic and expensive sports complexes that keep being constructed.

Prove it please

Anonymous said...

10:44 AM said

While I agree whole heartily that too much emphasis is put on high school sports and facilities, I think you should consider the number of barely or non English speaking students Texas has been forced to educate before you blame the decline on a sports arena.

It's a whole lot more complicated than just kids that need to learn English

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 11:33 AM said...
Trump's rhetoric is the dog whistle of the poorly educated.

Ridiculous comment. How does the poorly educated Trump supporter differ from the poorly educated Hillary minion?

Splain that one

Anonymous said...

You're right about Scott Drew unfortunately. Travis Ford of OSU wore the crown of dumbest Big 12 BB coach...now that he was fired...I think the torch belongs to Drew.

Too bad...a lot of talent on that Baylor team

Anonymous said...

Chronic Cardio. Another fraud that Barry has bought into.

Anonymous said...

Here are the numbers that explain the economic problems in Texas public schools. According to TEA Snapshot the percent of students who are Hispanic has not risen to 51%. Compare this to the 35% in 1995. Most of these don't pay a lot of property taxes to pay for the costs. More numbers to consider is that the the average IQ in America is 98 and the average IQ in Mexico is 88. And we are not getting people of average IQ coming across our border. We get the lower class. So you are paying more for education and the average student is dumber.

The advantage for all of you is that even though you have to pay for the education and health care of these people you are able to buy a larger home because it cost less to build it with illegal labor.

So I have a saying: The Democrats want their votes and the Republicans want their labor.

Anonymous said...

Speaking of sports.
Did any of you see where Bernie the Benefactor was giving a rally to his little serfs and chastising the Washington Redskins for not changing their name.
Barry you ought to be so proud,

Not Sam...

Anonymous said...

Join the AFT if you're a teacher.

Denney Crane said...

"How does the poorly educated Trump supporter differ from the poorly educated Hillary minion?"

The amount of teeth in their mouth.

Anonymous said...

12:48

Ranking 39 in 2015 http://www.edweek.org/media/ew/qc/2015/shr/16shr.tx.h35.pdf
Ranking 42 in 2016 http://www.edweek.org/media/ew/qc/2016/shr/16shr.tx.h35.pdf


Indebtedness....look at table 10.
https://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2015/econ/g13-aspef.pdf

8:52

Anonymous said...

Renters pay property tax or landlord will not last too long

Anonymous said...

"Ted Cruz is going to be on for an entire hour with Sean Hannity. Fox News is doing everything it can to derail Trump. And it won't work."

All Cruz needs to do is to keep the majority of the delegates out of Trump's hands. That will send it to the Convention to decide. And they won't choose Trump, because he's not electable. Not at all. I doubt seriously that Cruz is, either, but Trump wouldn't see much more than a third of the national vote, and people would be calling the landslide a "voter's mandate." The RNC can see that, and won't let that happen.

I hope.

Anonymous said...

2:56 and what is the IQ of someone who can't construct decent sentences?

Anonymous said...

I am ready for a new GOP, one not tied to racism,bigotry,hate,and evangelicals. Totally dedicated to conservative economics

Anonymous said...

Hillary's poorly educated can't hear the whistle for her barking.

Anonymous said...

5:44: It was high enough to get a degree in mathematics. I think my writing skills are similar to those of Einstein. He did have problems in that area. As I age the number of grammar errors increase.

By the way, you need to make a couple of corrections on the sentence you used to criticize me.

Anonymous said...

5:45 -- "racism,bigotry,hate,and evangelicals" ???

Kooom-bah-yah, Lord! I'd like to buy the world a Coke! What a load of crap and you know it as well!!!

You, madam, are little more than an internet troll and I am amused. Thank-you.