The Campaign For DA

3.29.2016

Random Tuesday Morning Thought




  • There is a commercial on Fox News for a pillow which is "Certified by the National Pillow Foundation". What organization is that? And then the "owner" shows up and says, "Thank you for supporting me for 10 years."  I could start a company tomorrow and look at you all and say, "Thank you for supporting me for 10 years" which actually would refer to reading the blog which would have nothing to do with my new company. I've said it before: Fox News advertisers take advantage of the elderly.
  • And I cannot begin to describe the ad of Charlie Daniels for the NRA. It is the equivalent of "A Revolution Is Coming."
  • I'm stunned that the standard movie theater even exists anymore. 
  • When a company runs an ad that says, "We won't recommend any work unless you need it" makes me beyond more than skeptical. That makes you a smart advertiser but not necessarily honest.
  • Oh, no! The Fat Cat is down to 17 pounds! And apparently carries a purse. (The kids named her "Ponder" because she was found in a pond.)
  • There was a shooter at the U.S. Capitol yesterday who yelled that he was a "Prophet of God!" How much different than that than yelling, "Allahu Akbar!"?
  • TCU's Gary Patterson will have a statue unveiled this weekend. The guy drives me crazy but he deserves one for what he has done for TCU. I just think that you wait until someone retires before putting it up. 
  • It is almost April. The Montague County DA has still not released any records regarding the dog killing case and the McLennan County DA in Waco has not obtained a single plea or conviction in any of the biker cases. 
  • I always see a cop car under a hill to catch speeders. Wouldn't the better thing to do is to be on top of the hill to remind everyone to simply slow down because they are watching you? What's the better policy?
  • The concept that police have anything to do with the crime rate is dumb. They respond, normally responsibly and professionally, but that has nothing to do with prevention








82 comments:

Rex Kramer said...

you are on a roll with the RTG's

keep up the good work.

Anonymous said...

BG,

You are dead wrong about the pillow guy. You should do some research before posting stupid things.

We have had "my pillows" for over ten years, and they are incredible. They support and keep their shape, with some kind of patented fill. Not sure of the details, but it works. Since using them, best sleep ever.

Anyway, if you have no direct information, best to keep quiet, or display your ignorance.

wordkyle said...

"The concept that police have anything to do with the crime rate is dumb." - Wasn't Giuliani's "broken window" philosophy of law enforcement when he was mayor credited with lowering the crime rate in New York City?

Anonymous said...

Today's RTG should also be certified by the National Pillow Foundation.........

Anonymous said...

montague has a new DA, maybe SHE will release the records next year???

Anonymous said...

A well known donor that donates a lot of money to TCU convinced Patterson to put a statue up because the donor may pass away soon and he wanted to see the statue before he died. He also donated the funds for all the statues.Patterson did not want the statue.

Anonymous said...

People will not change their driving habits unless there is a risk of financial loss or other punishment. Putting an officer on top of a hill would be about as effective as a billboard at the same location asking drivers to pay attention to the speed limit. Under this idea we could fire all law enforcement and replace them with billboards: Do Not Speed, Do Not Kill, Do Not Rob Banks, etc.

Anonymous said...

Rasslin' focuses on a target group of sexually confused men. If you actually enjoy watching muscular men in knee high leather boots grabbing each other while wearing the equivalent of a Speedo, then you are subject to suspicion.

DF Dick "Rowdy Rainbow" Dragon

Anonymous said...

I agree with you by and large, but someone might say that if the police prevent infractions (point you make in your prior bullet point), they would also prevent crime by their presence.

Andy Stevenson said...

Capitol shooter differences. One is delusional, the other is devout.

Anonymous said...

Good luck with the new DA, she will protect her popo family.

Anonymous said...

Fox News advertisers take advantage of the elderly

OMG...the secrets out!

Anonymous said...

And I cannot begin to describe the ad of Charlie Daniels for the NRA. It is the equivalent of "A Revolution Is Coming."

That must be Fox News fault as well

Anonymous said...

There was a shooter at the U.S. Capitol yesterday who yelled that he was a "Prophet of God!" How much different than that than yelling, "Allahu Akbar!"?

Really?

Lets see, the Capital shooter may well be a nut case but the Allah Akbar guy is a muslim, recruited, trained, funded and acts within a larger muslim organization with the clear intent on killing all infidels and in particular Christians and Jews.

Barry, please tell me you are not this dumb.

Nasreen Iqbal said...

Breaking News! Shooting at the Capitol!... Oh, wait... It's not Islamic terrorism? Never mind.

Breaking news! Hijacking! Oh, wait, it's not Islamic terrorism? Never mind.

Gotta have fear priorities.

Anonymous said...

Barry,

You might want to hit the reset button on the whole "stream of consciousness thing"

Just a little bit off today

Anonymous said...

8:40 AM, I'm not sure your pillows are helping you with a good night sleep. You seem a little grumpy this morning!

Anonymous said...

Re-name the cat "Quarter Pounder" and the policemen on the top of the hill is what we want to believe what law enforcement is but the ones at the bottom are what they really are. A revenue driven agenda that has nothing to do with "Honest cop work" but everything to do with "fleecing" hard work average citizens out of their cash. How about patrol the neighborhoods, bust dope dealers and engage back into the community?

Anonymous said...

Observations...

-Why no more"...and another?"

-Why no more Sharen Wilson criticism?

-But still doing the RTG thing?

Hmmm

Anonymous said...

re: your bullet point on police and crime prevention.

You do realize you just used a primary argument that those who wish to carry concealed firearms to defend themselves use, correct?

When you are being assaulted, and seconds count, the police are only minutes away.

Anonymous said...

There was a shooter at the U.S. Capitol yesterday who yelled that he was a "Prophet of God!" How much different than that than yelling, "Allahu Akbar!"?


It depends on the circumcision...I mean, circumstances.

Anonymous said...

RTG: Man, I'd give my middle nut to honk them boobs.

Anonymous said...

The better policy would be that if you don't want a speeding ticket, don't speed. Then, it doesn't matter where the cops are sitting, even if one is in your front passenger seat.

Anonymous said...

No college football coach has won more Poinsettia Bowls than coach Gary Patterson or Gary P. None as he is known in some circles.

Does Texas Christian University have the dumbest journalists in history? Bud the Dud Kennedy, Country Club Corby Davidson and Greggo the hammer Williams are pretty good evidence that they do. You can probably throw Mac Engel in with that group of distinguished Texas Christian alumni journalists.

Anonymous said...

9:13 - You are a left wing American male.

Anonymous said...

Very pretty girl, too bad she thought she had to have breast implants.

Triple Fake... said...

"under a hill"?
Do you mean at the bottom of a hill? On the top or at the bottom, either way (and either direction) anyone who sees them will slow down if they're going too fast. Some folks will slow down even if they're not speeding, which makes no sense.
And that comment is incongruous with the next one. Increased police presence surely affects the crime rate. While some people are crime-free because of morals, conscience, whatever; others are crime-free because they don't want to suffer the consequences of being caught, either during the commission of the crime or afterwards.

Just about every media outlet targets the Baby Boomer generation: drugs, walk-in tubs, reverse mortgages, life insurance, Medicare. Most traditional media does not appeal to Gen-X, Gen-Y, Millennials

A cat without its purrs is no longer a cat

comment @ 8:44 wins the internets today, with an assist from 8:40 -
"They support and keep their shape, with some kind of patented fill."

jon spencer said...

Cop car on a hill equals speed moderation.
Cop car under a hill equals revenue enhancement.

Anonymous said...

The cop should be inside the hill... next to the Batphone... waiting for the next call.

Anonymous said...

Cops are not "fleecing" anyone out of money by writing tickets. No more than the Cowboys are "fleecing" people who buy expensive game tickets. It's a voluntary give. Nobody has to do pay for either if they don't want to.

Anonymous said...

"Capitol shooter differences. One is delusional, the other is devout."

So if the shooter is a crazy person from my religion, he's delusional. If he's from some other religion, he's devout.

Glad we used logic to clear that up.

Anonymous said...

Police at bottom of hill instead of top:
Decatur police by Rann Elementary/Petite Academy do this! Drives me crazy! I don't speed, but that's a long hill and a posted 30 mph zone. You have to ride your brakes all the way down it, just to maintain that limit. A patrol car at the top of the hill by the Catholic church would serve as a visual that the school zone is in effect. Yes, there are yellow lights, but they flash all day, much of the time, even though the posted school zone sign gives specific hours. Fixing the lights would also be an option!

The fact that they park in the entryway to that subdivision speaks volumes about the reason they are on that road. It's much more about tickets than children's safety.

Anonymous said...

A lawyer complaining about someone else taking advantage of someone. That's pretty funny.

Anonymous said...

I have yet to see a cop fix a broken window.

Anonymous said...

Nice try Nasreen...because Christians and atheists hijack planes all the time. NOT

And Christians proclaim religion while they kill people all the time. NOT (not saying it never happens, but rare)

You can deny it all you want, but Muslim terrorists are obsessed with killing in the name of Allah. FACT

Christians that go a killing en mass are typically just bat shit crazy. FACT




mzchief said...

To Nasreen....

I saw both of those newsworthy events covered on multiple news outlets. The reason you aren't seeing the same wall to wall coverage, as you do of a terrorist event carried out by a GLOBAL TERRORIST GROUP, is fairly easy to understand, UNLESS you have an agenda.

Let me spell it out for you, fairly simply. The shooting at the capital and hijacking were both carried out by an emotionally/mentally unstable person engaged in a random act rather than a member of a GLOBAL ORGANIZAION dedicated to murdering MILLIONS and destroying modern society.

If you need a more indepth explanation, please, let me know.

***************************************


To Barry...

I hope to Heaven you were trolling about this matter, otherwise, visit a neurologist 'cause you're losing it.

Anonymous said...

The Fat Pat statue is typical of Patterson.... he loaths in his own glory and doesn't have the awareness enough to tell them to hold up on putting it up like Stoops did at OU this past year.

But for whatever it is.....the statue must be of him pulling his pants up with a sweaty shirt plastered over his gut.

Anonymous said...

9:13 - you're white too.

Anonymous said...

The tl;dr version of todays post for me:

RTG pic...
some other stuff, I think.

Anonymous said...

I do not use a pillow and my sleep is grand!

Anonymous said...

It is the equivalent of "A Revolution Is Coming

Which may be true regardless of who wins in November. If a R cuts off the dole, the gimmedats will revolt, and they will also revolt if a D is elected, and has to admit that the cupboard has gone bare.

Bad times.

Anonymous said...

9:49
I agree!

Anonymous said...

Another reason you are not hearing more about the Capitol shooter is because he is a black, Southern pastor (Democrat) who happens to be bat shit crazy. e doesn't fit the narrative for MSLSD to have a field day with.

Anonymous said...

Not Islamic terrorism? Damned blind hog did find an acorn. Move along Hadij.

Anonymous said...

The National Pillow Foundation is a scam. Please mail us $35 in cash for our informative brochure on this deception and other important pillow related facts. Your sound sleep depends on it.

DF The National Pillow Council

Anonymous said...

That is still one big honking cat.

DF The Family Dogs

Anonymous said...

That purse is where I keep my Tender Vittles.

DF The Formerly 22 Pound Cat

Anonymous said...

Islam is a Cult, not a religion. When a Christian blows something up he is crazy, because we know that he wasn't taught to do that in Sunday school, he radicalized himself in almost all cases. When a Muslim commits terror we know it was taught to him at his place of worship, supported by his family, his community and his spiritual leaders. He will die a hero! The Christian terrorist will die being admonished and hated by every Christian denomination on the planet (with the exception of Westboro Baptist).

Anonymous said...

I love it when you screen my posts!

Anonymous said...

Pillows and kittens are a nice change from Rhome city council crazy nazis.

Anonymous said...

Barry is pleased when the democrats scare seniors into voting for them by claiming that republicans want to take away social security and Medicare. Barry is then outraged that companies market goods and services to seniors,

Anonymous said...

"loaths(sp) in his own glory"

Now that is an interesting phrase, one I personally have never seen before nor do I understand.

Anonymous said...

[Citation needed.]

Anonymous said...

The Freedom Texas group sure eats a lot of Pizza.

Nasreen Iqbal said...

mzchief: Come on now. Your comment indicates you believe that murderous non-Muslims can be dismissed as merely crazy, but somehow, criminal Muslims are not crazy, just following our faith.

Have you looked at the kids that are joining IS? If these kids were Hispanic, they'd be joining gangs. If they were white, they'd be shooting up movie theaters. Alienated males get violent, and use whatever is handy as a a vehicle and excuse.

Anyway, my real point in my previous comment was that the stories got dropped like a hot potato as soon as it was clear it couldn't be tied to the Islamic terror tag.

Triple Fake... said...

I might have found an honest answer to your question last week of "Is there a weirder name for a group than Little Sisters of the Poor?"
The Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration, also an order of nuns founded in France in the 19th century. Their most notable American member was Mother Mary Angelica, founder of the EWTN TV station (I refer to it as the Catholic channel). She passed away Sunday at age 92.
Even odder is that she started the station with only $200, in the monastery basement in Birmingham, AL in 1981

Anonymous said...

".....That makes you a smart advertiser but not necessarily honest."

Doesn't necessarily make you dishonest either, now does it?

Anonymous said...

The difference between Allahu Akbar and Prophet of God is mostly the language, spelling, and pronunciation. Other than that, they're the exactly the same.

Anonymous said...

If you need a citation you're not very observant!!!

Sam Brows said...

I wonder if speeding drivers who see the police car, wherever it may be parked, slow down. If the do, then that would be an indication that the police in fact reduce criminal activity.

The simple suggestion that the police don't have any impact on criminal activity is just that, simple. It ignores the fact that the police are part of the process. Surely the suggestion wasn't being made here that society as a whole could operate seamlessly if all law enforcement, from police officers, to judges, jailers and probation agents, simple began doing different work tomorrow. The boys over at Monty Python never said anything so foolish (yes they did, no they didn't, well splunge). Police, in general, do two things that statistically and empirically reduce crime: 1. they show up (which is a deterrent to a statistically significant portion of all criminal activity); and 2. they catch bad guys, which means those bad guys can't commit crimes again, at least for a period of time when they are in detention, when the system works the way it is supposed to work, again impacting a statistically significant portion of criminal behavior as recidivists account for a high percentage of all crimes, except murder.).

Anonymous said...

Criminal Muslims kind of redundant these days.
Call your Jihad and raise you a Crusade.

Anonymous said...

I don't need to speak for Mz, but you changed an important fact when responding to her. She spoke of Christian terrorists vs Muslim terrorists. You changed it to "murderous non-Muslim" to change the narrative and segue into your strawman.

Of course alienated males are violent, the problem with the Muslim world is that their own religion exploits them and provides the outlet for their aggression steeped in mainstream religious ideology. If Muslim leaders were appalled by this they would put a stop to it. The fact they have let it go on for so long and in many cases directly funded it, shows me there is tacit mainstream approval!

Anonymous said...

RTG.....could be the GOAT!

Anonymous said...

You seem to be new here, so I'll save you some time and some grief. The prejudices of folks like MzChief and Wordkyle cannot be educated out of them. They have little or no exposure to peaceful Muslims, and would actually seek to avoid any interaction with people who are a few skin shades darker than them for any number of reasons--black, Hispanic, Muslim, they don't care if they're peaceful or not they just don't want anything to do with them. Sure, they'll tell us all that they have a black friend, or that they know plenty of Hispanics who are for a border wall, or any number of anecdotal un-provables just to try and win an argument on the internet, but what it comes down to is that in their insular little worlds they do not want to learn anything about anyone that does not already support their bias. To them white criminals are never radical, but Muslim criminals always are. They believe Jesus wrote the Second Amendment, and that there is no conflict in their pro-life, pro-death penalty stance. Their faith is absolutely contrary to their politics, yet their bias and ignorance drive their lives, not a true reading of their faith.

The sooner you resolve yourself to this, the sooner you will be at peace with this little corner of the world.

And now, for the shrill screech of rebuttal...

Anonymous said...

General Dunford in charge
Friday, March 25, 2016 4:52

I should note that I’ve come across a wild claim that a certain General Dunford has accomplished a coup d’etat, on Jan 21st, and is now the Acting President of the republic, a ‘restoration’ of the United States while Obama retains the position of “national spokesperson” so as not to incite panic. [and from another]http://sitsshow.blogspot.com/2016/03/benjamin-fulford-march-14th-2016.html The military, FBI and agency rank and file are determined not to let any Khazarian mafia stooge like Hillary Clinton be elected as president this time.


http://beforeitsnews.com/alternative/2016/03/general-dunford-in-charge-3325366.html

Anonymous said...

Travis County forced to throw out DWI cases based on warrantless blood draws

http://www.austinsentinel.com/2016-03-29-travis-county-forced-to-throw-out-dwi-cases-based-on-warrantless-blood-draws.html

Nasreen Iqbal said...

4:05: Thanks. I try and act in a reasonable and honest way. I can't control what someone who opposes me on principle does. I'll say what I think and what I know, and if it's not enough, then fine.

Most people know when they're making over generalizations, even if they act like they don't.

Anonymous said...

Or unicorns, no exposure to unicorns.

Anonymous said...

There are Waze to know the cop is at the bottom of the hill before you get there.

DF Appman

Anonymous said...

Freedom Texas needs to meet at the Rhome Dairy Queen. People are tired of pizza

Anonymous said...

Everybody knows Charleton Heston wrote the 2nd!

Anonymous said...

How effective would a cop sitting at the top of the hill be if they never wrote tickets? Who would care where they were or weren't?

Anonymous said...

But Mohammed was still a pedophile right?

Anonymous said...

No, actually it was legalized abortion twenty years earlier that contributed to crime reduction.

Anonymous said...

Why do you want to prevent me for getting the best pillow I've ever owned? Would it be OK with you if I purchased what I wanted?

mzchief said...

To Nasreen....

In your original comment, the one to which I responded you were bemoaning the fact that run of the mill criminals weren't given the same media coverage as "Islamic terrorism." You've changed the subject from "Islamic terrorism" to "criminal Muslims." You seemingly think that all Muslims, who commit crimes, are the same as terrorists or you're making a very weak attempt at back-peddling. The media, as a rule, doesn't give wall to wall coverage of merely "criminal Muslims". Media tends to treat random crime as random crime regardless of the religion of the people involved and merely make a report, unlike with the coverage of a crime committed by someone engaged GLOBAL TERRORISM.

As for your assertion that I've not "looked at the kids joining IS" and that somehow they're merely "alienated males" akin to Hispanics who've joined gangs is ludicrous. Yes, gangs are typically engaged in criminal behaviour but to date, have NEVER murdered MILLIONS of innocents in the attempt to overthrow governments and disrupt societies in an attempt to FORCE their ideology on the unwilling. I don't have the time or inclination to go into the FACT that Islam actually TEACHES hatred for non-Muslims and that death is what they're due.

Clearly, you have an agenda. You're just not very good at foisting it upon intelligent people who are too smart to buy into your BS, unlike anonymous 4:05.

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To Anonymous 4:05.....

Clearly, you don't know me.

My Mr. and I have sponsored SEVERAL...not just one, two or three but SEVERAL Iraqi refugees, all of whom are Muslim, who've settled in the US, during the past 12 years. These have been people My Mr. met while working in Iraq. At times we've had their children stay with us while their parents get settled. I've made a point to learn to cook Halal to accommodate the dietary requirements of our Muslim guests.

I spent a year in China teaching English. Have a small "library" in a very small jungle village in Nigeria that bears my last name as well as that of two other families who spent a year acquiring books, that were being purged from public and school libraries, and arranged for them to be shipped, from the US, in a sea-con that was later used as a portion of the library's structure.

Oh, and my son's fiance' is Asian. I absolutely adore her and am thrilled she is a part of our family.

Soooo, exactly how much have YOU done to help people of a different hue than you?

Nasreen Iqbal said...

mzchief: I regret that you had to turn what I considered to be a conversation into a slinging of insults.

mzchief said...

Nasreen...

If you consider it an insult, for me to have determined that you do indeed have an agenda, then you should be insulted. I am insulted that you have so underestimated my intellect, to such a degree, that you would believe your thinly veiled attempt to marginalize, excuse and justify Islamic Terrorism would go unchallenged.

Nasreen Iqbal said...

That must be it. I simply failed to recognize such an awe-inspiring and powerful intellect. I guess the jig is up.

Have a great day.

mzchief said...

To Nasreen....

Yes, the jig is up. I will make a point to expose you, at every opportunity, now that I know your true purpose.

Goodbye for now.

Anonymous said...

"I always see a cop car under a hill to catch speeders. Wouldn't the better thing to do is to be on top of the hill to remind everyone to simply slow down because they are watching you? What's the better policy?"

In the VERY NEXT POST, you ask about how police aren't involved in prevention, yet this point is addressed in the answer to this question.

We are who we are, when we think that no one is watching. The point of putting a cop beyond the crest of a grade is to let people believe that they MIGHT be watched, and thus police their own actions. This philosophy works, BTW. If you had any training in Corrections Theory or Psych of Criminal Justice, you would know this. That's okay-- we do.

With regard to police reduction in crime, I believe that they play a role, when they investigate aggressively and put active criminals away. Great example: in my town, in 2006, there was a meth problem. Very proactive police patrol and prosecution of even small amounts of meth caused many known meth addicts to avoid my town (you literally can see them drive around the town using back roads, rather than risk driving through town on the major thoroughfares.). As such, property crime has dropped significantly... in my town. Did we stop crime? Probably not. Did we stop it in our town? Yeah, actually, we did.

Anonymous said...

Think about what would happen to the crime rate if law enforcement failed to "respond"...still think that the crime rate would be unaffected???