The Campaign For DA

3.07.2016

Random Monday Morning Thoughts



  • A couple of months back Texas Monthly had a story of some deer disease called Chronic Wasting. There were a few paragraphs dedicated to how the fear of it effected deer breeders Terrie and Steve Moss near Chico.
  • Note to Bridgeport: Do you really need four stop signs and a stoplight in your downtown?
  • I got my first official fish over the weekend. That is if you call foul hooking a catfish with a Rat-L-Trap actually catching a fish. 
  • What's up with this "Harvest America" Christian gathering that filled Jerry World yesterday? And I had never heard of pastor George  Greg Laurie. (The fact that he has written 70 books makes me suspicious. And for Ticket fans, it reminded my of Carlton Maxwell.)
  • Speaking of The Ticket, your weekend programming which consists basically of hockey and soccer coverage is a beating.
  • The EMS vehicles of Wise County have the most tricked up emergency lights ever. One of them is a green circle where it loops into four quadrants. 
  • Sad to hear of the passing of Nancy Reagan. Her often mocked "Just Say No" campaign was genius because we still remember it. 
  • There was a Dallas Morning News story over the weekend about how, in a crazy situation, a young lady died of heroin that she was injected with. I will say this: Meth will ruin you life but heroin will kill you. You should have the right to risk death, but you would be an idiot to mess with that stuff. 
  • Trump will win Michigan and Illinois and he has a chance to win Florida. It's over.
  • And if the Republicans try some crazy procedural trick at the convention to put someone else on the ballot it will be (1) Chaos, and (2) Cause Trump to go Independent out of spite which will give Hillary a 100% chance of winning. 
  • Mrs. LL took a kayak voyage to a small island on Lake Bridgeport this weekend. It was a long way away. And she took The Family Pup with her who was wearing a doggie life jacket.
  • I don't understand this "settlement" between FanDuel and Texas where FanDuel agreed to "stop accepting paid entries." Why totally concede? And AG Ken Paxton is out of his mind. If you don't use FanDuel, you don't care. If you do, you know have him in your figurative cross-hairs as a voter. And credit DraftKings who say they will fight Texas because what they are doing is legal under the federal law based upon the Supremacy Clause. 
  • "Idaho pastor shot in the skull after praying with Ted Cruz [on Saturday], manhunt underway for former Marine"



38 comments:

Anonymous said...

WITH ALL THESE CLOWNS AND JOKERS BICKERING OVER TRIVIAL MATTERS, HILLARY IS ALREADY A LOCK!

HILLARY 2016

Anonymous said...

They totally conceded to keep any tax money they might otherwise have owed.

Anonymous said...

No doubt the fall of this country is highlighted by and incompetent idiot like Hillary Clinton having an inkling of a chance to be president. Worse than that, she is an accurate reflection of our "society".

Anonymous said...

Ken Paxton is a crooked hypocrite just like the rest of the "conservatives" in office. It's fine for them to profit by lying, cheating and stealing. But if somebody else tries to profit, well, that's just wrong. The voters will soon tire of their two faced ways.

Anonymous said...

You should perhaps suspend your suspicions since you know nothing of Greg Laurie (not sure who George is). He is actually a fabulous speaker. He seems to be genuinely seeking to draw as many to Christ as he can and I rarely hear him ask for money.
You can hear him on KCBI at 10:30 weekdays.
Do some digging before you judge Barry.
Max Lucado has written many books as well. Are you suspicious of him as well?

Anonymous said...

Harvest America was really a Trump Rally in disguise.

Anonymous said...

Never voted for Reagan but respected him greatly. Can on think he is turning in his grave at the condition oh the GOP today. Compromise was not a dirty word for this very principled man.

Anonymous said...

You are right, Counselor. Downtown Bridgeport does have way too many stop signs.

Anonymous said...

Republicans changed rules for Jeb to win. A candidate has to win 8 states to have name be placed in nomination at the convention. Trump has 43% democratic voters and a split field. Establishment candidates are not winning but delegates can vote to change convention rules but trump will sue and run as an independent. A hijacked convention will be the end of the Republican party.

Anonymous said...



8:57 - I totally agree with several added(anti)American fixations:

1. You need to be gay, trans or bi-sexual and espouse your orientation in every sentence for everyone to cheer.....
2. Play or love soccer ........
3. Support every little cause and thing available, but believe in absolutely nothing.......
4. Find media driven racism in every white citizen in this country.
5. Only watch movies that utilize heavy gangsta rap music in every action scene......

Then and only then have you achieved an accurate reflection of our "current" society

Anonymous said...

A snagged fish counts as a fish caught.

I cannot be a Tickhead on the weekends b/c of all that soccer and hockey talk. A little is OK but you are correct BG, too much on the weekends is a beating.

Anonymous said...

They also had a harvest America gathering at the decatur civic center to watch it last nite

Anonymous said...

RIP Rodney King. You're "can't we all just get along?" Will echo through the ages.

Anonymous said...

Is there any living Christian evangelist you are not suspicious of?

You have more sympathy towards felons than Christian leadership.

You are one of those Christians that shoot their wounded.

Triple Fake... said...

there are four stop signs in downtown Decatur, too. If you turn away from downtown, you may have only one to deal with. The same can be said about Bridgeport. Besides, that's where the most foot traffic is located. Are you anti-pedestrian safety?

The real beating on the Ticket is listening to Farrell, or whatever his name is, the nighttime guy. How does he have an on-air job at all in radio with a voice like that? Painful to listen to

Anonymous said...

The Ticket has gone way downhill. Gordo made his last funny comment about 10 years ago but still gets credit for being a funny guy. Snake can't give an opinion without me saying "dumbass" out loud. I never thought I'd long for the days of Sweet Greggo from Boyd.

Anonymous said...

I think everyone should be suspicious of anyone who professes to 100% believe in a complicated and dogmatic deity, and the resulting religion. Obviously we do not have the time to completely debate the rise of Christ into the heavens, nor the apparent vastly nuanced nature of that story and its relationship to mankind - so I think maybe he just assumes that people holding these types of events are struggling to relate to reality, and that the subsequent pandering to the masses is both irresponsible and arguably negligent.

In short, for most of the history of mankind, groups of people have assigned religion and dogma to explain that which their society could not. Usually, history looks back and accepts that these people were primitive and their various religions were nothing more than myth...thus the concept of mythology. If we could fast forward a hundred years, maybe we could say the same - but we might not survive if we continue on our current course. There really needs to be another Enlightenment period on a global level.

Unfortunately, the education system has dilapidated to the point that the global society (including America) is seeing a resurgence in religious thinking; and more importantly, an increase in exclusionary and violent religious fanaticism. It would be great if we could say this is isolated to the Islamic faith, as I am sure some believe, but it just isn't the case. When you actually have adults debating whether the story of Adam & Eve, or the concept of Natural Selection/Evolution is more accurate, you've got big problems. This should not even be a discussion, and it is just one example. Others would be birth control, sex (in general), the concept of money, etc.

So in summary, please educate your children about all religions. Please explain why some people need religion and the history of the various religions. Please teach them that morality can be established without involving heaven, nor hell. Please learn to be good people simply because it is the right thing to do - not because your dad told you, whose dad told him, whose dad told him, who read it in a book written over a 200 year period, by many different ignorant men, selectively assembled by other ignorant men, to fit a prevailing narrative about 2000 years ago.

Please learn about science, don't fear science. Understand that finding ways to harvest clean energy, manage large groups of people, undo damage already done to our closed system (both economic and ecologically), and learning to understand our nature and purpose will probably not be accomplished by chanting a few words before dinner and singing some songs on Sunday, but from studying the history of man.

I know that this little one-time diatribe will not change anybody's mind, but I also feel like staying silent contributes to the problem. I tried my best to not be disrespectful, so forgive any perceived offense. On that note, I guess I will see you guys in hell.


Anonymous said...

"there are four stop signs in downtown Decatur, too."

Yeah, but nobody really pays attention to them. They seem to be treated more as a suggestion. God forbid you get to the intersection first or simultaneous with a car to your left.

Anonymous said...

Mischief cannot stay silent when opinions on religion and the religious are involved. It then becomes her business.

Anonymous said...



1:40pm

Thank you for the hermetical and philosophical dribbling akin to an intellectual amoeba.
Being a selectively assembled ignorant man I can conclude scientifically,
you are a perceived abortion.

As far as being offended.....none taken

Anonymous said...

*Affected

Anonymous said...

1:40, we'll be there with you, as will a lot of folks.

DF AC/DC
DF Highway to Hell

Anonymous said...

Man I was sorry to hear the MzChief died. 94 was a good run, but all that anger and hate finally caught up with her old ticker, I guess.

Rage

Triple Fake... said...

I stopped at the second paragraph because it started with "In short...", scrolled down to see how long the comment was, and knew you were full of crap. But then, I had already read the first paragraph, so I had a pretty good idea. I almost expected to see "Zeta talk", or whatever that long-winded BS is that shows up here occasionally

Anonymous said...

You have become so predictable BG:

1. Delkus sucks.
2. Can you believe the buried ads in the news?
3. Megachurches suck.
4. Too many cops.
5. The Ticket said blah blah blah
6. Republican party is imploding (correct on that one) but Dems are not worth mentioning.

Anonymous said...

All that nonsensical religion has arguably kept us alive for several hundred thousand years. And the two things capable of bringing about our rapid extinction are both recent and intensely scientific: nuclear weapons and global warming.

Now I don't particularly believe in one of those things, but I could be wrong. The other is real. Too real to ignore.

Anonymous said...

There are countless stop signs in both Bridgeport and Decatur. Where is "four" coming from?

Anonymous said...

10:40: Bravo! Well said!

Anonymous said...

Does anyone have a copy of the Cliffs Notes for 1:40's comment?

wordkyle said...

"Please learn to be good people simply because it is the right thing to do.. - What is the right thing to do? The concepts of "right" and "wrong" are not innate in the human psyche. Children are instinctively selfish, greedy, egocentric, and often violent.

Our modern concepts of what are right and wrong are part of the social contract created by the Judeo-Christian, Buddhist, and other religions which preach peace and love. Heaven and Hell (or karma, if you prefer) are concepts which -- even if you don't believe in them as religion -- support behavior which helps keep men civilized. Without such beliefs, mankind would be limited by its own savage nature, rendering all of us to exist in a "continual fear and danger of violent death, and the life of man, solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short."

Anonymous said...

Breaking: Boyd ISD bus involved in an accident at 114 & 718.

Anonymous said...


5:32------

Did you say "Breaking Boyd"? That sounds familiar. It is either a rock group or a TV show. All this dementia makes it hard to remember which.

Half-Baked Benjamin

Anonymous said...

C'mon TF, you really dogging someone on post length? I agree the guy is a nutjob but you routinely give War and Peace a run for its money!

Anonymous said...

Wise County EMS is a bunch of bubbas that run unchecked by their absentee manager.

Anonymous said...

I'm with you; more than a sentence or two & I'm not reading it.

Triple Fake... said...

Nobody is forcing you to read my crap, but the advantage is that you can always identify the wreckage because all my posts are ID'd right there at the top. Just steer around it if you're squeamish

Oh, and to 4:22 - we were both speaking specifically of downtown. I hope you pay more attention to the stop signs than to what is posted here

Anonymous said...

Read the same story in the Star Telegram . While I have sympathy for the drug addict's parents , one look at her and you know she's screwed . Had the same problem with my son and thankfully he figured out the truth : it was his fault and he quit drugs and running with those that did ! How on earth can they say it was the first time ? Wake up and look around . Eight to five she was a working girl . There is never enough money for those people !

Anonymous said...

1:40 Simply I'm with you. Science plus the Golden Rule is good enough for me. Should be a good discussion group in hell.