The Campaign For DA

5.26.2016

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts



  • More protesters at a Trump speech yesterday -- this time in California. When is the last time you've hear of organized protesters at routine speeches of a presidential candidate in May?
  • Urban Myth: You can't have your prescription medication in container other than the original pill bottle. And there was actually a Texas case over the last couple of weeks which backs up what I've been saying for years: "At oral argument, the State represented that it was illegal to carry prescribed medications outside of its original container as it was delivered by the pharmacist. We have not been able to locate such a law."
  • A six part show on the National Geographic Channel that is getting a lot of buzz. It is about a father who goes looking for his son who disappeared in the jungles of Costa Rica two years ago. It's called Missing Dial and people are comparing it to the great Making of a Murderer. Spoiler alert: There has been some huge news about the case in the last five days. 
  • Borderline bigot, Robert Jeffress of FBC Dallas, is in Germany right now speaking to 1,000 "young pastors."  That's all we need. That guy firing up Germany of all countries with his rhetoric. 
  • Fox 4 had a story last night that the American Sniper might have lied in his book about the number of medals he received. We know he lied about punching Jesse Ventura and killing two guys at a gas station in Texas who he said had tried to carjack him.  I wonder if people are going to start questioning his claim that he was able to shoot a guy from 2,100 yards away.
  • Baylor has a whopping 34 members on its Board of Regents.  One of them is Mark Hurd who had to resign as CEO of Hewlett-Packard after it was discovered he had covered up around $20,000 of expenses and travel related to a female "marketing consultant". She had made a claim of sexual harassment.
  • Pretty amazing: Crooks used a huge forklift to lift an ATM from a Dallas bank's drive-thru. The forklift is still at the bank this morning with the ATM on it. Pics.  
  • A column in the DMN pointed out that Appraisal Districts create a fall guy for school boards, city councils, and county commissioners.  This is certainly true this year: Property appraisals have jumped dramatically which means we are all paying higher taxes.  But those boards which set the tax rate can say, "We did not increase taxes this year." 
  • Oil has cracked $50 a barrel for the first time since November. 
  • Texas, through Abbott and Paxton -- our own comedy team, will sue the "Obama Administration" over what many news organizations are referring to as a "presidential directive" regarding schools and transgendered bathrooms. But it wasn't a "directive" at all.(Directives have the full force of law). Instead, the U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights and the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division issued a joint "Dear Colleague" letter that included "significant guidance" to schools about civil rights protections for transgender students. Nevertheless, Abbott and Paxton must always invoke "Obama" at every turn: Abbott said "I announced today that Texas is fighting this. Obama can't rewrite the Civil Rights Act. He's not a King."



44 comments:

Anonymous said...

Organized protesters? They are organized criminals that should be thrown in jail. Of all the damage that was done in Albuquerque, only one person was arrested. George Soros needs to be arrested also for funding the radicals to disrupt Trump's rallies.

Anonymous said...

I just watched "All The Way" - seemed protests were constant at political speeches.

Anonymous said...

Urban Myth: You can't have your prescription medication in container other than the original pill bottle. And there was actually a Texas case over the last couple of weeks which backs up what I've been saying for years: "At oral argument, the State represented that it was illegal to carry prescribed medications outside of its original container as it was delivered by the pharmacist. We have not been able to locate such a law."

so what about the poor folks who go to jail for possession of dangerous drug, bond out, and then get their case dismissed when they produce a prescription for the "drugs"

beat the rap but not the ride in Wise county

Anonymous said...

Chris Kyle was obviously not right in the head. And the people who supported him support Trump, of course.

Anonymous said...

Barry, I'm curious about your health crisis. Will you address it?

Anonymous said...

Until we get a majority of the voters in Texas to actually get out and vote we're going to continue to elect extremists like Abbott, Patrick and Paxton. Lazy voters get crazy politicians.

Is there any chance the drop in the oil & gas revenues are tied to the spike in property values? Naa...

Also, why are the Tax Appraisal Districts non-elected positions? There's no accountability for their actions. The Chief Appraiser IS a King. Has anyone ever cast a ballot for Mickey Hand? I don't see the Tea Party raising cane over that and I thought they were all about taxed enough already.

Anonymous said...

Hillary Clinton is obviously right in the head? It has been proven that she is a pathological liar but yet she has thousands supporting her run for presidency. Speaks volumes.

Anonymous said...

RELEASE THE TAX RETURNS!

Anonymous said...

Hey, can Wordkyle come back and tell us how violent liberals are again? Maybe tell us climate change isn't real?

Anonymous said...

Chris Kyle also lied about going to New Orleans post-Katrina and murdering looters. I'm sure he had a spotter who can verify the 2100-yard shot, but there's good reason to question anything he said that doesn't have corroborating testimony.

Anonymous said...

More protesters at a Trump speech yesterday -- this time in California. When is the last time you've hear of organized protesters at routine speeches of a presidential candidate in May?



.....it is very true that I threw up my cap for liberty with great ardor, and perfect sincerity, but very soon found the folly of it. A hundred years to come my people will not be fit for liberty. They do not know what it is, unenlightened as they are.....


-Santa Anna

By 6:30 a.m. the battle for the Alamo was over. Mexican soldiers inspected each corpse, bayoneting any body that moved. Even with all of the Texians dead, Mexican soldiers continued to shoot, some killing each other in the confusion. Mexican generals were unable to stop the bloodlust and appealed to Santa Anna for help. Although the general showed himself, the violence continued and the buglers were finally ordered to sound a retreat. For 15 minutes after that, soldiers continued to fire into dead bodies.[

Anonymous said...

If the illustrious occupant of the White House threatens funds to "withhold" funds then it is a directive. Any reasonable person outside of A Hillary sycophant would hold the same opinion whether lawyerize language was conveyed by any method or syntax.
Barry your "episode" has seemingly eroded your cognitive abilities further when it comes to discerning information.

I am not Sam.

Anonymous said...

Depends on the state if your pills in a baggie are illegal. Texas, you only need a prescription. Washington, need to be in the bottle:

RCW 69.50.309
"A person to whom or for whose use any controlled substance has been prescribed, sold, or dispensed by a practitioner, and the owner of any animal for which such controlled substance has been prescribed, sold, or dispensed may lawfully possess it only in the container in which it was delivered to him or her by the person selling or dispensing the same."

Anonymous said...

Urban Myth: You can't have your prescription medication in container other than the original pill bottle. And there was actually a Texas case over the last couple of weeks which backs up what I've been saying for years: "At oral argument, the State represented that it was illegal to carry prescribed medications outside of its original container as it was delivered by the pharmacist. We have not been able to locate such a law."

Don't you lawyers have anything better to do? What a waste.

Anonymous said...

Sports Day in The Dallas Morning News has plenty o' pics of Bill Murray at the Dean & Deluca in Fort Worth. There's also a pic of your chubby little buddy, Bobby Patton who understands and practices the Fort Worth Way very, very well.

wordkyle said...

"it wasn't a directive at all" - From the NY Times: "While it does not carry the force of law, it signals how the administration interprets federal statutes, bringing with it an implied threat that schools that act otherwise could lose federal funding." Worse than a law, it's blackmail.

As has been said before, whatever the government gives, it can take away. That's how citizens become meat puppets.

Anonymous said...

Baylor has a whopping 34 members on its Board of Regents. One of them is Mark Hurd who had to resign as CEO of Hewlett-Packard after it was discovered he had covered up around $20,000 of expenses and travel related to a female "marketing consultant". She had made a claim of sexual harassment.

I'd say he's on the correct Board of Regents....thanks for sharing

Anonymous said...

Baylor expected to release announcement at 11am dismissing HC Art Briles.
11:34 AM - 26 May 2016

Anonymous said...

Briles firing appears to be legit, players posting about it now.

https://twitter.com/tyoung_01?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

Stick a fork in Baylor they are done. It was a good run.

Anonymous said...

When was the last time we heard of a foreign billionaire investing millions to change the hearts and minds of Americans so that we can become more like eastern Europe?

Anonymous said...

9:25
...and a lot of people who support Trump do NOT support Chris Kyle.

Anonymous said...

Honest question. As far as I can tell there have been ZERO assaults on people in bathrooms from others who are transgender. It is a known fact that there are MANY sexual assaults on collage campuses and often nothing is done. Our daughters are at greater risk on campus than they are at school or Target bathrooms. Why hasn't our Governor (who claimed to care about the safety of "our daughters') spoken up about this?

Oh - probably because he would actually want to do something productive instead of fear mongering and pandering.

Anonymous said...

Chris Kyle was a liar and a thief. His wife isn't any better.

Anonymous said...

I'm very PRO MILITARY and support our VETERANS. I've had enough of Chris Kyle and his wife. She's just out to make money. A true hero doesn't brag. Same way with donors to charities, if you donate to charities and need recognition, then you are doing it for the wrong reason.

Anonymous said...

I support Trump, but don't support Chris Kyle.

Triple Fake... said...

some clarification about the prescribed drugs:
The generic (no pun intended) term "prescription drugs" covers lots of territory.
As noted in a previous comment about the Washington regulation, and if there is actually a law on the books in Texas, (I hope) it would only be applicable to controlled substances. The ones regulated under the Controlled Substances Act - Psychedelics, opioids, amphetamines, and other potentially dangerous/addictive drugs.
Carrying a couple of cholesterol-lowering pills for a weekend trip shouldn't be cause for alarm.

Anonymous said...

"it wasn't a directive at all" - From the NY Times: "While it does not carry the force of law, it signals how the administration interprets federal statutes, bringing with it an implied threat that schools that act otherwise could lose federal funding." Worse than a law, it's blackmail.

It's the "Golden Rule". The government (with our gold) makes the rules and under King Hussein Obama.....

Anonymous said...

Pastor Jeffress is a respected figure to believers. Since when did Christian speech become "rhetoric"?

Anonymous said...

9:54 RELEASE THE TAX RETURNS. I bet you also shouted that you wanted Obammy to release 1. Occidental College financial aids records, 2. Columbia College records, 3. Columbia College thesis, 4. Harvard Law School records, 5. Obammy's law client list, 6. Obammy's files from his career as Illinois state senator, 7. Obammy's record with Illinois state bar association, 8. Obammy's medical records, 9. Obammy's passport records. Are you also demanding that Hillary release her transcripts of the speeches that paid her 21 million dollars?

Sam Brows said...

abbott and Costello, errr, Paxton, are a couple of asshats and I don't think there's any denying that. However, what the blurb above makes it sound like is that Texas is the Lone Ranger, tilting at windmills all by its lonesome in some crazy act of judicial defiance...the reality is that Texas is one of 11 states and two individual school districts suing the Obama Administration over the letter, which arguably threatens to use Title IX to withhold billions of dollars in aid money collected by the feds from the citizenry of the to be effected states. Come on Barry, you're better than that.

Anonymous said...

What are hose RTG's holding?

Anonymous said...

11:15, but there have been reports of sexual predators recording or peeping on females in "transgendered restrooms." But then you probably think it's no big deal.

Anonymous said...

9:54, If Trump were to release his tax returns and everything was on the up and up, would you vote for him?

Anonymous said...

Abbott, Patrick and Paxton.

The modern day 3 Stooges of Texas politics. I cringe anytime any of the 3 makes a speech, releases an announcement or comments in any way.

I weep for the state of Texas.

Double Fake Sam Houston

Anonymous said...

Kinda hard to support a dead guy, just saying!

Anonymous said...

12:13 -

"Pastor Jeffress is a respected figure to believers."*

*Citation needed.

If you're keeping track: believer here, and Jeffress is most decidedly NOT a "respected figure" to me.

Anonymous said...

Pretty amazing: Crooks used a huge forklift to lift an ATM from a Dallas bank's drive-thru. The forklift is still at the bank this morning with the ATM on it. Pics.



Suspects likely Messicans. They are the only ones in this country that drive that kind of machinery any more.

Anonymous said...

I drive with my window down and my a/c blowing so I can offset my carbon footprint.


DF Rage

Anonymous said...

12:46. So move !

Anonymous said...

12:26 -

All my hopes and dreams.

Anonymous said...

4:22 -

Texans don't run away from a problem - they work to fix it.

Anonymous said...

3:17 -

You win the internet!

Anonymous said...

11:01 that would be yesterday.. George Soros the most evil man alive

Anonymous said...

What about all that anal lube that gets shoved up your rear, I guess the reduction of friction offsets your footprint as well!