The Campaign For DA

6.27.2016

Random Monday Morning Thoughts



  • The Supreme Court will issue a Texas abortion ruling this morning. Prediction: They'll find that the restrictions imposed by House Bill 2 are unconstitutional and they'll take a shot at Texas for even trying to assert that the restrictions were all about "women's health". 
  • The tweeting Texas Supreme Court judge (yep, still goofy) bragged on Friday that the court had wrapped up its work two months early. That's nothing to brag about. The court decides which cases it wants to hear. They don't have to take everything that walks through the door. So not only do they control their own workload, they control their vacation time. 
  • The Rockwall County judge was arrested for DWI.
  • Former Bridgeport star point guard Caleb Smith signed with Texas aTm. The Dallas Morning News headline said that he signed "from controversial Bridgeport team."
  • I was stalked by a drone while fishing on Lake Bridgeport this weekend. (It was so bizarre I'll probably make it a separate post.) And I'm not saying it is related, but I noticed someone posted some pretty cool drone footage from Lake Bridgeport -- including following a skier -- this weekend on Twitter. 
  • A bird drove me crazy all yesterday afternoon. It was in a tree within feet of a window, would see its reflection, and then would crash into the window to get the "other" bird. Over and over and over again. 
  • I take great pride in this: Since 2014 I have mentioned here no less than five times that I thought there was something suspicious about the company Breitling Energy and its CEO Chris Faulkner. And then this happened on Friday: "The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission . . . charged Breitling Energy Corp, its chief executive and seven other people with defrauding investors out of around $80 million by misleading them about the value of oil and gas assets."
  • Faulkner first got my attention when he would by ad time as a lead-in to the Mark Davis Show podcast. The ads made no sense, and he had the air of a snake oil salesman. Faulkner was also a frequent contributor to Fox Business News appearing as recently as March. 
  • I hated Independence Day. Its sequel debuted this weekend and made less money than its original. 
  • I'm seven episodes into Game of Thrones. I can't tell you the number of times I have thought, "Oh, my!"
  • I noticed KXAS has gone to 10 day weather forecasts. How long before WFAA goes to an 11 day forecast? (It's like from Something About Mary: "That's - that's good. That's good. Unless, of course, somebody comes up with 6-Minute Abs. Then you're in trouble, huh?")
  • Trouble in Trump Land: "A new Washington Post/ABC poll published on Sunday found Trump trailing former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton by double digits in head-to-head matchups nationally among adults. Support for Trump fell from 46% in May to 39% in June, while Clinton's support jumped from 44% to 51% - a 14-point month-to-month swing."
  • On my death bed I might ask to be moved to the Decatur Lowe's checkout line in the home and garden section.  It will feel like time is standing still. 
  • With Brexit happening, there were a ton of stories that Texas needed to secede from the U.S. And, once again, there were the stories which yelled, "That can't happen because it would be illegal."  I've ranted about this before, if Texas chose to do it (it will never happen) they could do it. It might be the equivalent of an act of war, but no law of a country can stop a section of that country from leaving. 


40 comments:

wordkyle said...

"...no law of a country can stop a section of that country from leaving." - Yet folks on your side still believe that more gun laws will stop murderers from murdering. Laws are funny things. Adaptable. Convenient.

Anonymous said...

"stalked by a drone while fishing on Lake Bridgeport" - Don't you own a shotgun?

Anonymous said...

Can we start calling you "Little Finger"?

Anonymous said...

Enjoy Game of Thrones!

Anonymous said...

Gee, Barry. If attempting to secede is an 'act of war', it would seem to me that it's pretty much the definition of 'illegal'.

That's like saying 'It's not illegal to rob a bank. You just have to use a gun to do it.'

Anonymous said...

Why is it Conservatives always complain abut Liberals being 'condescending', while calling them 'lib-turds'?

---Jack Handy

Anonymous said...

This culture is screwed. A lot of things have changed since 1950. A majority of the people are now fat, the women get pregnant and kill their unborn babies, fags now can go public with sodomy, the once tight nit African American family is now broken, I am supposed to be embarrassed because of my beliefs, European Americans are now the minority, the IQ of the country is falling. I hope you know what you are passing on to your grandchildren. Actually you are passing nothing on except a soon to be conquered country. Survival of the fittest.

Darwin

Anonymous said...

Jack...let me correct you...it's LIBTARDS.

Clean it up Jack

Anonymous said...

The "Texit" nuts completely disregard the fact that millions of AMERICANS would leave the state, preferring to be Americans; as would companies and the jobs by the millions. These goofballs seem to assume that everyone in Texas is a Texan; that Texas would remain "as is" in its current growth and economic strengths. It would not. Texas would shrivel to a very minor world economy and have all sorts of negative fiscal issues.

Anonymous said...

Can we really have a fair and balanced debate on abortion without hearing from the aborted people? Isn't it a lot easier to be OK with abortion once you've been born? What if a pro-abortion radical was only alive today because their mother, back in the day, wanted but could not have an abortion? Now THAT would make for a good book or movie.

Anonymous said...

Go Trump!

Sam Brows said...

I personally believe your theory about moving to a checkout line whilst on the proverbial deathbed as a means of extending your life is somewhat controversial; however, with that said, on the off chance it has merit, let me suggest that if you're selecting the Lowes line over any line @ Tractor Supply, you're giving away time. Every time I've ever been forced to go in that store to make a purchase the sales staff has acted as if the entire cash register thing was new to that specific day.

Anonymous said...

If you think visiting Lowe's is a beating, you should try working there. What a horrible place.

Anonymous said...

To 8:49--I think Barry's point about illegality of seceding, refers to the fact that there is no statute/law regarding secession and its legality/illegality. That's his only point. Therefore, the only way to oppose secession would be to use force under some sort of "act of war" theory. That's all.

Anonymous said...

Washington post/ ABC poll LOLLollollollol

Anonymous said...

Are you sure that is Lake Bridgeport in the video you posted?

SpanishWarDonkey said...

9:00 doesn't understand cause and effect. I'm sure with your views, you'd agree that stupid people reproduce more than smart people. It's verifiable and quantifiable. Well, by reducing their ability to get abortions, you get more stupid people raising stupid babies that do stupid things. Then the stupid babies meet and make another generation of stupid babies. Rinse and repeat. I understand the point against abortion, and from a moral standpoint, I'll never agree with it. That said, it's a lost cause at this point. I've given up on accountability. If we can't expect these dumbasses to be responsible enough to practice safe sex, how can we expect them to be responsible enough to raise a child? It's a catch-22 of the highest order.

Anonymous said...

Wow Wordkyle! You sure did shoehorn that in.

Can you imagine living with him?

"Honey, will you take out the trash"

"No you can't take my guns!"

Anonymous said...


Dear Wordvile,

More of or less of nothing can stop murders for murdering...that's what they do-guns be damned.

Like you, no amount of words (or lack of) can make sense of any of your mindless "Libtarded" thoughts (or gas) whatever condition you have.

Go get a stick and hit the Trump supporters from behind as they exit the rallies, this is what cowardly "Libtards" do.... save the "words"

Anonymous said...

If the Texas Secede nuts ever get any traction, I hope the first thing that happens is that all the thousands of brave souls buried in Dallas - Fort Worth National Cemetery are dug up and moved to Arlington National Cemetery. The Texas independence loonies disrespect the memories of those Texans who wore the uniform represented by the Star Spangled Banner.

DF American First - Texan Second

Bear said...

@9:07

We would not have to secede if all you "nuts" would go back home to the state you already screwed up and leave our Texas alone.

Anonymous said...

And, once again, there were the stories which yelled, "That can't happen because it would be illegal."

So, according to the logic of those Learned Hand jobbers, the United States does not exist because it was illegal to secede from King George's Great Britain in the 18th century.

Anonymous said...

Counselor the "Oh My's" will continue and in fact, get more severe as the series continues. The single best series ever to be produced for television. Premium or regular cable.

Anonymous said...

They are too pizza eating at Pizza Hut all the time to secede

Anonymous said...

That pink tee ball bat couldn't quite reach that far

Anonymous said...

I noticed KXAS has gone to 10 day weather forecasts.

Harold Taft must be rolling over - that's a total 'weather wank'.

Rebecca Miller told me several years ago that anything beyond 5 days is a SWAG.

wordkyle said...

1013 - I'm sorry that you missed the relevant connection. See if you can find someone close by to explain it to you.

Anonymous said...

Future generations will look back at meat eaters like Barry and dismiss everything he ever thought it said.

Anonymous said...

For those of you who missed it over the weekend:

"Hawaii's governor signed a bill making it the first U.S. state to place its residents who own firearms in a federal criminal record database and monitor them for possible wrongdoing anywhere in the country, his office said."

http://www.ibtimes.com/hawaii-becomes-first-us-state-place-gun-owners-names-fbi-database-2386623

That's a federal criminal record database, gang, with monitoring anywhere in the country.

Any chance that this is the first step to putting law abiding gun owners and/or NRA members on the no fly list or terrorist watch list?

Anonymous said...

Move to Europe. You'll be in the majority

OP

Anonymous said...

Kyle can't explain the relevant connection himself, because there isn't one.

Anonymous said...

Wordy, Please identify even one (1) person of any political belief who suggests that more laws (or even fewer guns) will prevent all murders. However, better laws, better enforcement and making guns less available could, at least, reduce the number and frequency of murders. (Your position seems similar to MADD members suggesting stopping drinking drivers would eliminate traffic accidents.)

You might want to check the results in Australia since they eliminated many guns.

Anonymous said...

"They are too pizza eating at Pizza Hut all the time to secede[.]"

I have several questions for the person who put those words in that order and expected them to mean something.

Question #1: How do you think your grammar skills influence the abortion debate?

Question #2: Which contributes less to overall health: too pizza, or too taco?

Question #3: How long have you worked at the Decatur Lowe's?

Anonymous said...

God bless America!
Support our troops!
Make America Great Again!
Secede!

wordkyle said...

Ah, it's sad, the deplorable lack of logical thought in today's youth. Laws only work on those inclined to follow laws in the first place. Neither old laws nor new ones will stop those intent on breaking the law. Specifically, murderers and revolutionaries. (Laws aren't stopping violent Democrat attempts at bullying at Trump gatherings.)

Anonymous said...

2:17....You might want to look at the results a little closer in Australia. Murder rates were already trending down prior to the confiscation. A better explanation for the murder rate in Australia is ethnicity. 92% white, 7% Asian, 1% other and some of the strictest immigration laws in the world. In addition, less than 25mm people spread over a very large area may contribute to the lower murder rate. The challenge of confiscating 650k guns in Australia pales to the challenge of 250mm+ in the United States. Admittedly, mass shootings have disappeared in Australia. The deaths by mass shooters is very small here. If your loved one was murdered, would you really care if it was in a mass shooting or if they were stabbed to death? The loved one is still just as dead. Sometimes you might want to look a little closer at your example before using it in an argument.

Anonymous said...

America isn't worth fighting for anymore. Absolutely no way would I allow one of my children to fight for a country that has become so horrible in the last 8 years.

Anonymous said...

So one of the rented slaves made it to the big show. Are you impressed? Me ? Not

Anonymous said...

Need a drill powered pump last Saturday , got on the net and Lowes had two models listed so I hauled my butt over there only to find they were out of stock > Helpful clerk suggested that Tractor supply might have them,whipped out his smart phone and said they did > What a deal I think ! Nope ,they're out too but the clerk offered to order one and have it delivered but I declined . stopped on the way out to pick up some jelly beans and here comes the clerk with the pump I needed. He hadn't quit looking . Shout out to both of them !!! Kudos !!!

Anonymous said...

Could someone mail an aborted fetus to the Supreme Court and not get in trouble ? I mean a whole one with just his little head mashed and no organs sold out of it ? I mean it's not really a human now ! Ask a loving mother that just has lost one!! Aren't a great number of aborted babies black ? How many more do we need any ? Oops I guess i shouldn't say that . The Mexicans have slowed down but with the birth rate of these Towel Heads they will take up the slack .Damn oops again >Just saying !! On an afterthought : We the taxpayer is paying for most of the last three anyway .