The Campaign For DA

3.28.2016

Random Monday Morning Thoughts




  • Thats a big . . . wave.
  • We had a little niece over for the weekend. She nicknamed me "Mr. Grumpy Pants." Out of the mouth of babes.
  • I went to funeral this weekend and tearfully whispered into a lady's ear who had had lost her elderly mother, "I know this pain." Her concurring response: "There is nothing like this to make you feel like an eight year old." That sums it up perfectly. 
  • I hardly watch any TV anymore. 
  • When I was a kid my parents took us to an all night outdoor play about the Easter story. Everyone was on a sloped hill and brought tents and sleeping bags. They timed the resurrection scene  to occur at sunrise. I think it was in Oklahoma. I slept through most of it. 
  • The NFL took on the New York Times who destroyed them. One of the greatest lines from dad was: "Never pick a fight with someone who buys paper by the ton and ink by the gallon."
  • Driver crashes into house in metroplex. Photo. Man, wouldn't that scare you to death?
  • There was a small plane crash in Stephenville which injured a father and son because they ran out of fuel. Dear pilot: You are not smart.
  • Note to self: Never tell your wife on Saturday morning that her hair looks awful and she might want to grab a cap.
  • Rhome mayor tells the police chief he has resigned for not showing up for work without permission. Chief says no. Now the city council holds a quick meeting to rescind the mayor's proclamation. Things are going great down there. (Side note: Fort Worth growth is headed that way. Take a look at at the development around the Saginaw cutoff. You think any big business wants to go into Rhome with this chaos?)
  • One odd thing about criminal law. If you want to appeal a case, you have to pay the court reporter to prepare the transcript. I'm not pointing fingers -- it has always been that way. But I find that so odd. 
  • I never realized ducks go under the water. And, man, they can under there forever!
  • Mrs. LL wants to buy a boat. My response: "No."
  • A tweet by MADD: "We NEED #ignitioninterlocks in ALL 50 states. Donate by 03/31 $50 for 50."  Has that organization turned into a scam for money?
  • Very odd: "A Texas Department of Public Safety Highway Patrol Trooper died in a one-vehicle crash on Saturday night in Lamar County. In a press release, officials said that at about 11:00 p.m. Saturday, Trooper Jeffrey Nichols was driving westbound on FM 38, about half of mile north of County Road 35450, when he lost control of his patrol car and crashed into a tree. Nichols died at the scene."
  • Batman vs. Superman got awful reviews and still pulled in $170 million in its opening weekend. 






64 comments:

Anonymous said...

BOAT=YES
Duh...you have a lake house!!

Anonymous said...

Drive around Rhome this morning. Or this afternoon. You will see no chaos. There is no chaos. It looks, feels, sounds like any other small town in the area. There is probably more fussing and fighting and childish behavior going on in half the homes in Wise County; or in the break room at Wal Mart, or the teachers' lounge at Decatur HS; those just aren't out in public for people to see.

Anonymous said...

"Dear pilot: You are not smart."
I think you meant to say you were glad they survived.

"Note to self: Never tell your wife on Saturday morning that her hair looks awful and she might want to grab a cap."

BG...you are becoming a dick. Stop it. Be nice. It is a little harder to accomplish than being a dick, but you will feel better about yourself.

that guy said...

MADD has been all about the money for years.


Anonymous said...

I'm amazed by the lacunae in Barry's knowledge. It might be the root of his leftism.

Anonymous said...

"Note to self: Never tell your wife on Saturday morning that her hair looks awful and she might want to grab a cap."

Damn son you got a lot to learn about this marrying bidness.

Anonymous said...

That RTG in the red suit is a little scary. I think she could hurt me.

DF Hulk Hogan

Anonymous said...

Never buy a boat. Borrow a boat.

DF The Captain & DF Tennille

Anonymous said...

Rhome is the #1 embarrassment to Wise County. Do you have any idea how badly you have to be screwed up to be the #1 embarassment in Wise County? Why don't the residents have a recall election and throw all those idiots out of office?

Anonymous said...

Barry,

To rock the boat, don't rock the boat, baby
Rock the boat, don't tip the boat over

DF Hues Corporation

Anonymous said...

Ok 8:43, I'll play,
Your telling me that you walk into a financial planners office and he's wearing a McDonalds name tag and screaming at the person in the next office like a two year old your going to have the confidence in this person to handle your money? Now fast forward to Rhome, if I had a business plan and a franchise depending on a cooperative agreement for zoning or infrastructure plan and looked to that group of clowns to be able to agree on one thing, well probably not. That's the difference between chaos in any other home or in some school lunchroom as you put it

Anonymous said...

RHOME COUNCIL RESCINDS RESIGNATION LETTER Rhome employees your CC just gave you (and any employment attorney) an incredible gift. To collect: get a note book and pen. Use online Rhome CC minutes, WCM archives, open records released and various Facebook pages centered around PC Davis"s behavior to document all of his violations of Rhome personnel practices and the CC overt actions to support his violations by failure to invoke disciplinary procedure. If you get written up, reprimanded or fired for similar behaviors hire an attorney because you will have been discriminated against based on the CC's patterned acceptance of the behaviors expressly called out by practice. . You get extra points if you can prove claim to additional discrimination under provisions of Title VI or VII. Sooner or later TML will see the CC for who they are and refuse Rhome membership under commingled liability coverage. Without liability coverage, the city can't effectively afford to operate, especially with the CC they currently have. At that point those who have been hoping the State of Texas would take the city over mayy just get their wish. Moral of the story: you can't fix stupid and you can't save some people from themselves

mzchief said...

Sooo, what type of boat are you getting?

ScottTSU4 said...

The two best days of a man's life are the days he buys a boat and the day he sells the boat.

wordkyle said...

Since you apparently missed it -- otherwise I'm sure you would have posted it -- today's Washington Post ran a devastating article on Hillary Clinton and her e-mail scandal. The article is non-judgmental, strict fact reporting.

The conclusion? That the Democrat presidential candidate violated the most basic levels of security for handling government information, exposing sensitive information to unnecessary risk. Also, she did this knowingly, despite multiple warnings. Moreover, she has explained herself "with contradictory and evolving statements that minimized the consequences of her actions."

And this is the Washington Post, the newspaper that brought down a President of the United States.

Anonymous said...

Mrs. LL wants to buy a boat. My response: "No."

Mr Grumpy pants

Anonymous said...

Dear pilot: You are not smart.

Since fuel management falls under the control of the PIC, you are technically correct. However, as a professional blame-shifter yourself, you cannot foreclose the possibility of mechanical issues (leakage) in the fuel delivery system, an elecro-mechanical problem (sending unit/gauges), sudden direction change of winds aloft, or even fuel contamination, any of which could cause an apparent fuel starvation event. N'cest pas?

But, snark's your thing, so enjoy it while it lasts.

Triple Fake... said...

The word duck comes from Old English *dūce "diver"
Ducks are either divers or dabblers. Learned that from an old friend I'll introduce to you: BG...TV - TV...BG

Note to Green: Never tell your wife EVER that her hair looks awful and she might want to grab a cap.

Anonymous said...

Strange issue in the Stephenville plane crash is that the Father ejected, leaving his son to go down with the plane!!!

Anonymous said...

Re the boat--I bet you'll be like the husband in that great State Farm commercial who keeps saying "I'll never..." throughout his married life, and whatever he says will "never" happen--happens!!:-)

Hope you enjoy your new boat!!

Anonymous said...

You hardly watch TV any more? I am getting to like you more and more, my liberal friend.

Anonymous said...

Does this mean Rhome city employees can take 3 day vacations anytime they please now? Apparently you get to keep your job if you don't show up for work.

Anonymous said...

Why buy a boat? You'll be tip-toeing back to the metroplex after the election.

Anonymous said...

MADD lost my support in 2000 when they said GWB's drunk driving conviction didn't make any difference, they were still supporting him.

Anonymous said...

Vote for Brandon Davis!

Anonymous said...

I see what you did there with the plane crash/wife bullets.

Now that's the kind of subtle humor a Monday needs.

Good Job BG

DF Not a Snarky Asshole like the other commenters.

Anonymous said...

843 , Rhome looks like shit. If you think there is no chaos, then you didn't read the open records. Try going to the complaint section on Rhomeforward .com

Anonymous said...

8:56. Can't happen. Under 5000 population.

Anonymous said...

People who do business in Rhome usually put in fast food. It's not that Rhome is a humdinger of business central, but more of a great supply of dopers and truckers who get the munchies and love the dollar menu.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, but they're part of the liberal media, and you've been telling us for years not to believe them.

Why the change of heart?

Anonymous said...

Duly noted 9:18

Anonymous said...

Gee Barrister the honeymoon isn't even over and I find you talking about another woman? My momma warned me about you. See you on the other side of Dam!

DF Kayak

Anonymous said...

Pretty sad that Newark has a better rep than Rhome. The citizens are getting screwed by the council

Anonymous said...

Please post the number to TML. Every resident should call and complain.

Anonymous said...

Rhome Texas used to be a nice town

Anonymous said...

@0953

thereby cementing your status as, how shall we say, intellectually behind your peers.

If you can spend the rest of the day staying between the lines we might grant you a second chance at the big boy table.

until then it's chicken strip and mac'n cheese for you.

wordkyle said...

1052 - No, I've said that the mainstream media -- which is about 98% liberal -- is biased. When they report a scandal on one of their own, you know it's very, very serious.

Anonymous said...

Saw your Daddy walking to his car after Easter Service on Sunday. He was alone. Would not have hurt you to attend church with him... Considering how important Easter was to your parents while you were growing up, taking you to a Sunrise service. In fact, perhaps if you went more often, your thoughts and actions in this life would change before it is too late! Give it a try! Take your wife and her kids! Guarantee your life will be impacted for the better!

Anonymous said...

Easter pagent in the Wichita mountains north of Lawton......they have been doing it 91 years. Look up Holy city.

Anonymous said...

New motto - Rhome: If you lived here, you'd be looking for somewhere else to move by now.

Anonymous said...

Look at Young Elem if you want to find things to point your finger at

Anonymous said...

@11:08,

You just made my day!

Anonymous said...

"Mr. Grumpy Pants" comes from Finding Nemo--FYI.

Anonymous said...

Let me get a McPick 2!

Anonymous said...

10:45,
Check franchise fees and operations costs to open a Taco Time restaurant. Depending on location the initial investment is $400,000 to $800,000 for "fast food". Now put that down on the table and hope a whiny ass council member doesn't walk out of a meeting the same night they are approving zoning, or water/ sewer lines to your business, or any other thing that could put you behind schedule to open but the note for the half million is still due. You might say "fast food" but that beats trying to sell snow blowers in Rhome

Anonymous said...

Funny, I always had you pegged as a deuce diver!

Anonymous said...

@1212

Glad I could help sir

Happy Monday to everyone

Anonymous said...

Taco Time tried to do business in Rhome. You can still see the drive thru behind the shell station. Even Taco Time realized it was a mistake.
Rhome is a lost cause.

Anonymous said...

join a boat club. Lake Lewisville has them. A monthly fee and no upkeep on your part! They do everything!

Anonymous said...

Rhome needs snow blowers over a taco time. Snow blowers also could remove all the BS from city hall

Anonymous said...

9:24 11:11

Nobody cares.....

Post it on your own blog.

Your attempts at drawing attention to yourself are becoming pathetic.

Anonymous said...

Fish don't have pants!

Anonymous said...

If you have kids and a lake house, you need a boat!

wordkyle said...

227 - Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Nobody cares.....

Post it on your own blog.

Your attempts at drawing attention to yourself are becoming pathetic.

2:27 PM

He knows nobody would read his blog so he rides Barry's coattails. His attempts at drawing attention aren't becoming pathetic. They've been pathetic for a long, long, looooooong time.

Anonymous said...

Regarding the boat...

My dad always told me to remember the 3 "F"s:

If it flies, floats, or f*cks, it's cheaper to rent.

Anonymous said...

Madd people are just nuts. Imagine, a group of people trying to interfere with a person's ability to drink and then kill. The nerve of such an organization.

wordkyle said...

You guys really need to get over your preoccupation with me. Do as I do, and try to stick to the issues of the day.

mzchief said...

You petty Word Kyle haters are just as mindless as ever. Jealousy is a disease and you Word Kyle haters need to figure out a cure, that involves you not being dirtbags.

Anonymous said...

Wordbile, you should do as Barry does and stick to your own blog.

Anonymous said...

B.O.A.T = Bust Out Another Thousand

wordkyle said...

847 et al - I'll point out -- again! -- that my comments are clearly marked. You have the option of skipping over them. The bigger question is why you feel compelled to continue reading them, and then complain. Not about the content, but about their existence. That's possibly a sign of deeper emotional issues, don't you think? Seeking out something that apparently gives you pain?

Or you could just be another anonymous jerk who feels inferior and lash out angrily when you can't refute ideas you disagree with.

Anonymous said...

Does having a blog handle really make one any less anonymous? Sure, we can track the comments but we really don't know the person anymore than a random anon.

wordkyle said...

Yes, having a blog handle makes one less anonymous. That's how anonymous commenters know who to bitch about.