The Campaign For DA

3.02.2016

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts




  • Hillary is now almost guaranteed to be the nominee and Trump is "this" close.
  • Someone explain to me how Oklahoma votes for Bernie Sanders over Hillary.
  • Cruz beat Trump handily in Wise County. I'm a little surprised by that. 
  • Lane Akin's 8,164 to 1,661 may be the largest percentage win in Wise County history. (That would be a great Messenger project. David Walker had some massive victories as did Phil Ryan. But, as I humbly bow my head, your's truly might be in the top five from an election in 1992.)
  • Incumbent Larry Short avoiding a run-off is impressive. Whenever there are three candidates, it is incredibly difficult to get 50% of the vote.
  • Example: The 16 year serving Tarrant County Sheriff is in a runoff because the vote was split between three candidates --- one of whom had dropped out before the race but whose name was still on the ballot. 
  • The Wise County Democratic Chair vote was decided by eight votes. Eight. 
  • Trump did great last night (Although Cruz is sticking around) but seemed very unenthusiastic in his post election speech. And Chris Christie behind him looked like Gob from Arrested Development when he says, "I've made a huge mistake."
  • I walked into the bathroom last night to find out that Mrs. LL had gotten up and thrown up. And let me says this: Her aim isn't very good. 
  • Average quarterback Sam Bradford may be the luckiest NFL player ever. He was in the last draft before the salary structure was implemented and signed a $76 million contract -- the highest rookie contract in NFL history. And yesterday the crazy Philadelphia Eagles signed him to a two year, $36 million contract with $26 million guaranteed
  • Abilene Wylie beat Decatur last night to take Decatur out of the basketball playoffs. It is almost bizarre how Abilene Wylie, who only meets Decatur in the playoffs, beats them in the playoffs in almost any sport. But as for this game, it would be a little hard to deal with Wylie's center who is The 6’4” and 240 pounds. Good lord.
  • There was a Euless police officer killed in what appears to be a nice park in the middle of the day during a crazy wild west shoot out. What the heck was that about? I'm telling you. People are acting crazy out there. 
  • The female 7th Grader In The House when she saw The Ticket's Norm Hitzges on a TV commercial: "That's what Norm looks like?"  That girl has been subjected to too much sports talk. 


67 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hilary's largest advantage is with old white people and all black people. And Oklahoma don't have a lot of black people.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Having grown up in rural OK, there's still a sense of Okie populism in a lot of towns like where I grew up. Oh, and they despise the idea of HRC being President.

#ForHofer #BackTheBlue #EulessPD

Anonymous said...

hope bacon has nitro tabs handy

Anonymous said...

...your's truly...

Your's?

Upstairs said...

Sanders wins Oklahoma the same way Cruz did -- closed caucuses. You have to be a card-carrying member of the party and show up to caucus which takes a lot of time. Only the die hards participate.

Anonymous said...

Because Hilary is absolutely despicable in the eyes of most Okies and many other US citizens for that matter. For so many to vote for an ugly, old, left wing commie dude instead of Hilary pretty much shows the deep disdain for her ugly, old, left wing commie self.

Anonymous said...

So now that all Wise County basketball is over maybe the adults can move on!! What a difference a few days makes, now everyone is a loser!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I was very surprised by the presidential voting results from many of the states, especially Texas. I'm an independent and, honestly, I voted in the Democratic primary in the hopes of keeping Clinton's name off the November ballot.

From the talk I've heard around Wise County, I fully expected Trump and Sanders to be on the ticket.

Anonymous said...

I'll sum up the OK/Sanders mystery for you. Drunk, welfare dependent, gimme gimme gimme Indians.

Anonymous said...

1660 voters need to be slapped in the back of the head. I'll give his mother a pass.

Anonymous said...

The incumbent avoiding a runoff is impressive. Especially when you consider his incompetence and half ass effort at his job.

Bernard said...

How cool....a choice between a successful NYC builder and a suspected felon.

Bernard said...

...and the okies choose the wannabe communist....what a world.

Anonymous said...

" I walked into the bathroom last night to find out that Mrs. LL had gotten up and thrown up. And let me says this: Her aim isn't very good."

I didn't need that, but I appreciate you didn't link it to a picture.

"Someone explain to me how Oklahoma votes for Bernie Sanders over Hillary."

Crossovers to knock her out?

Anonymous said...

Sam Bradford Contract Info:

Rookie contract: 7,600,000,000 pennies
Philadelphia Eagles contract: 3,600,000,000 pennies
Philadelphia Eagles contract (guaranteed): 2,600,000,000 pennies


DF Decatur Penny Mom

Anonymous said...

Chris Christie standing behind Trump last night during the speech was priceless. His face said "man, did I make a mistake or what." Looked like he wanted to drop through the floor to get away.

DF never endorse when you are drinking

Anonymous said...

Vote for Brandon Davis!

Anonymous said...

Just so you know. The Baylor girl made the finals of the bachelor. She willing chose to spend the night with the boy toy. Scandalous behavior that should have the Baylor family In a tizzy. She drinks and probably dances as well. Good Gawd.

Anonymous said...

8:51, sorry she is not fat enough for Bacon.

Triple Fake... said...

Was Mrs. LL shooting inside the paint, launching from downtown, or what?
If you think you can do better, challenge her to a game of Hoark. That's a modified version of Horse

Probably a bunch of them folks in Oklahoma realize Hillary speak with forked tongue, more so than your average politician making all sorts of wild promises


If Trump is "this" close, then Cruz can say "missed it by that much!"

Triple Fake Maxwell Smart

Anonymous said...

Is your aim any better????? ;)

Anonymous said...

Jonathan Stickland and Tony Tinderholt both won their races with 58%. Yay!

Charlie Geren beat Bo French and Charlie also carried 58% of the vote. Boo! It's ironic that Geren's name is Charlie with him being a Vietnam draft dodger and such. Maybe I'll call him Victor Charlie from now on. That said Bo French may be a bigger douche than Charlie is. Or Victor Charlie. heh

CT said...

the memes last night on twitter regarding Chris Christie were HILARIOUS!

Anonymous said...

Better cancel the Lubbock plans Eagle fans!

Anonymous said...

Is that with signing bonus included?

Anonymous said...

The look on Chris Christie last night while Donald Trump was going on about Paul Ryan was so funny. Trump can't help himself! He once told Larry King he had bad breath during an interview. Insults, bad manners and potty mouth words are not the character traits we want in our president, someone our children should admire.

Anonymous said...

So glad that Janet Akers-Amos won for Democratic Chair. It will be good for everyone as she gets along well with others.

Anonymous said...

Decatur lost last night. Somebody tell me again what Bridgeport has to do with that?

Anonymous said...

Last night's results firmly cement that Hillary will be our next prez. Congrats HRC!

Hillary 2016

Anonymous said...

Good luck Sheriff, don't be full of scandal like the last one.

Anonymous said...

The new Travis County Republican Chairman is colorful to say the least:



http://www.texastribune.org/2016/03/02/newly-elected-gop-chair-texas-capitol/

Anonymous said...

Because Hilary is absolutely despicable in the eyes of most Okies and many other US citizens for that matter. For so many to vote for an ugly, old, left wing commie dude instead of Hilary pretty much shows the deep disdain for her ugly, old, left wing commie self.

Anonymous said...

I blame God.

DF Brandon Shawn Davis

Anonymous said...

How many of those 1661 votes were "Rhomans" trying to get the man out of town?

Anonymous said...

Vote Akin for Rhome Chief!

Anonymous said...

I did not vote for Monica Lewinsky's boyfriends wife.

Anonymous said...

Okie Question?
Answer:

HUGE as in enormous college kid population that is solidly behind Bernie's "let me even wipe your backside" gimme dat spiel- a
and an enormous buffalo humper population--who just happens to love the same things the college kids are hoping for.

Not Sam…..

Anonymous said...

With that only that many pennies, Bradford will have to work at least 45 more years before he can retire according to my calculations!

DF Bad at Math Lottery Guy

Anonymous said...

Might be the most irrelevant position in Wise County.

Anonymous said...

Didn't realize there was 8 democrats in wise county, place is going to hell.

Anonymous said...

Just so you know. The Baylor girl made the finals of the bachelor. She willing chose to spend the night with the boy toy. Scandalous behavior that should have the Baylor family In a tizzy. She drinks and probably dances as well. Good Gawd.

Art Briles has a job for this young lady

Anonymous said...

With all the talk of our Counties Cops either going into service or out of service, here is my question. I have followed and personally know a fantastic Cop that left the City of Decatur at the end of last year named Mike Picha. What ever happened to him? He just up and left after 18 years or so and not a peep. He was a great ambassador for the City of Decatur with his professionalism and attitude of caring. It was not just a job for him. Hey, Sheriff Akin here is your new Chief Deputy that will get things straight for you. He doesn't have a scandal surrounding him either! Just an idea...

Anonymous said...

Janet Amos is a Flake, She gave up on anything she ever did in the Party. A few cranky old men and women got pissed because they weren't doing anything to help the party out and so the Chair Smith began appointing around them and they got left behind. Under Chair Smith's leadership our party has grown, she has been inclusive and our contributions have increased substantially. It is my understanding that the Party Chairs in the Democratic Party that supported Chair Smith were 5 to 1. Chair Smith had the support of present Candidates and Past Candidates who appreciated her value, Chair Smith had support of Statewide Party Leaders and even Local leaders who understand that the most important part of being a County Chair is insure a fair and balanced election for ALL Voters of Wise County. Chair Smith was even endorsed by the two previous county party chairs. Mrs. Amos was endorsed by inactive members of the Party, by a previous county chair who is now a Ted Cruz lovin' Republican, and a flop of a candidate who enjoys the company of one of the most vial Republicans, Phil King. It is my understanding that Mrs. Amos had to fill out her Candidate paperwork 3 times in order to get it correct and be on the ballot. Is this the person we have to look forward to for our future elections? Republicans just found them a Patsy in Ms Amos. Good Luck Democrats of Wise County!

1. a person who is easily swindled, deceived, coerced, persuaded, etc.; sucker.
2.a person upon whom the blame for something falls; scapegoat; fall guy.
3.a person who is the object of a joke, ridicule

Anonymous said...

...and also bad at grammar guy!

Anonymous said...

Well Decatur had s great year. Let's give the basketball coach another 10k to add to his 70k. Does Townsend treat all his people that way?

Anonymous said...

1:31 Thank you for your comments Chair Smith!

Snowman said...
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Nasreen Iqbal said...

Did you read about the Travis County GOP Chair having a meltdown on twitter that included accusing Rick Perry of "bisexual rampages of adultery"?

Anonymous said...

I thought only republicans lie...

Anonymous said...

So Democratic chair in Wise County decided by 8 vote margin, so like 9-1

Anonymous said...

Sanders Supporters Prefer Trump Over Hillary

Ventura Says He’ll Run For President If Hillary Is Democratic Nominee

Republican Establishment Plans to Support Hillary

--infowars

Anonymous said...

Why don't you focus on your disgusting culture and forget about Texas politics.

Anonymous said...

5:40 If Ventura gets involved the Nolan Ryan will just kick his arse again!

Snowman said...

What about the 85% she don't get along with. Goes to you anyone can win when your name is first on the ballot. Everyone will know exactly what kind of person Janet is when she won't be able to get anything done because the same people she will need she has lied about and threatened to sue. Her promises are and will continue to be lies as well. She will see that following the Rules, not lying and threatening goes a long way. I am one of those she will have to depend on not the three she will have left. 😊

Anonymous said...

the whole town 1134

Snowman said...

My point. She is Republican and voted as such as stated by her.

Anonymous said...

Wordkyle wins Travis County Republican Party Chair

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/03/us/politics/texas-republicans-disavow-foul-mouthed-election-winner.html?_r=0

Anonymous said...

1:31 WCRP is not threatened by the local democratic party and hasn't been since 2006 when blue dogs were purged from the DNC. Southern fiscal conservative and social moderate democrats are now extinct and voting for anti establishment Donald Trump and anti establishment Ted Cruz. President Obama has not appointed southern democrats to high positions in his administration. The Republican party under George Bush had no problem with spending more than you bring in so the conservative Democrat had no party to represent their values. In the 2016 presidential election, the purging of southern democratic voters is coming home to roost for the progressive left democratic party and the establishment global elite republican party. Hillary lost her white working class base allowing populist Donald Trump to tap into their anger over jobs. The establishment republicans refuse to back Ted Cruz over immigration that protect jobs. Under Howard Dean, activist worked at the local levels to replace conservatives with true democrats. The progressives were successful but at a big price. The local party is no longer viable, not a threat, and no democratic candidate can get elected at the local level.

Anonymous said...

When one of you puke the other one is supposed to clean it up...with gloves on of course.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous: Concerning Chair Smith. I think all those negative letters all of you wrote got her beat. It was something that never had to be had she not acted like she did to those precinct chairs. Communication was needed, not get mad and toss them out.

Anonymous said...

10:34
It seems that politicians of every creed may have potty mouths and make some pretty bad comments! Who knows what was really said before they began recording comments!
Check out some POTUS comments from the past here: http://content.time.com/time/politics/article/0,8599,1995258,00.html

Anonymous said...

If anyone would like the truth of the Democratic Party Division and who actually created it, They should talk to the very well respected and active Chair Tracy Smith. NOBODY should judge based off a few minority opinions that were not even true.... If you voted against Mrs. Smith without even knowing the truth and based off what less than 10 people say, then shame on you. You have done a great injustice and set the Democratic Party back from the ground and respectability we were gaining at the state and local level. When Chair Rankin was in office, these same group of activists did the same thing to her, this same group of activists that are destroying our party. The new chair will have to work with 15 to 3 people on the county executive board that did not support her for some very good reasons. Many don't respect or even know what the job is of the County Party Chairs, but if you enjoy your right to vote and feel like they are fair and balanced at the polling locations, you have these people to thank. DO NOT DISRESPECT THEM, IT IS A THANKLESS JOB!

Anonymous said...

Abilene Wylie! Gotta love them!

Anonymous said...

The Picture on the Front Page was in Poor Taste to the Democrats that Ms. Amos says she wants to be inclusive too. Not the best way to show she wants to include the people who supported the incumbent.

Anonymous said...

@ 10:40 am
You say Janet Amos gets along with others, but didn't she threaten to sue her opponents supporters and the Wise County Messenger for Libel? The same people she must work with in order to be inclusive? Wise County Democrats made a mistake. Hopefully the ballots still outstanding will come back favorable to our current County Chair.

Anonymous said...

yours, not your's. Very...basic...English.

Anonymous said...

The Republican Party is crazier than the Dems for getting Davis in the mix.