The Campaign For DA

7.13.2016

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts



  • The silly tweeting Texas Supreme Court judge lets his interns play Pokeman Go in the supreme court building.
  • "Auschwitz: Please stop playing Pokemon Go at our death camp memorial."  
  • "Too often, we judge other groups by their worst examples while judging ourselves by our best intentions." - George W. Bush yesterday delivering a really great line. (Edit: Just checked BagOfNothing.com. He really liked that line.)
  • Cool photo: Air Force One and Air Force Two at Love Field:
  • New Quinnipiac University Poll (which is pretty reliable): "[Trump] is [now] on the upside of too-close to call races in Florida and Pennsylvania and is locked in a dead heat in Ohio." Good lord. Those states are the election.
  • 538.com still has Hillary with a 77.4% chance of winning, but I bet that should be skewed down somewhat once they factor in the new polling numbers. By how much depends on whether other data shows similar movement.
  • Random bullet point: (1) Someone sent me a link back in May on Twitter to a country music video featuring "local guys", (2) I actually watched it and came to the conclusion that for some reason I'm always jazzed by a female fiddle player, (3) For some reason the tweet was "liked" by two hookers.
  • Speaking of (hot fiddle player - not hooker):
  • Is this a killer robot reference with a Banksy flowers-not-violence influence? . . .
  • Note to self: I need a haircut.
  • I've always said Wall-E was a rip off of the Short Circuit robot (but this important cause never gained traction.)

  • 107 degrees predicted in Amarillo and Dalhart today.
  • Mark Cuban on the new "deliberate foul" rule: ""Rewarding incompetence is never a good business strategy." Someone on Twitter added for him, "Now excuse me. I've got to go give Harrison Barnes $95 million."
  • Shout out to Craig Miller on The Ticket today going off on Chewbacca Mom's new music video that I went off on two days ago. 
  • Thirty-three people had to be hospitalized in Brooklyn after a bad batch of K2 got out there. That's the direct result of making illegal a plant which grows in dirt. 
  • The body of the SMU officer who reportedly drowned in Turtle Creek has still not been found.
  • "Texas Congressman Ted Poe announces he’s been diagnosed with leukemia." I presume there are varying degrees of leukemia.
  • Have we heard what type of gun was used in the Dallas shooting?


34 comments:

SpanishWarDonkey said...

Possession is decriminalized in NYC. It's a parking ticket and move along. I was there in February and people were openly smoking in Manhattan on a Tuesday afternoon. These 33 are just idiots; if it wasn't the bad K2, it'd have been something else.

Anonymous said...

With regard to your incredulity that the body of the SMU police officer has not been found yet, the bodies of two young children swept away in the Wimberley flood in May 2015 also have not been found yet, despite intense search efforts to find them. It may be harder to find a body swept away by a flooded river than you think.

wordkyle said...

"That's the direct result of making illegal a plant which grows in dirt." - You're trying too hard, counselor.

Anonymous said...

What is to worry about? Trump offers no solutions to anything. Hillary offers solutions we can't afford. We have a Congress willing to default on our debts and lower our bond rating thus raising prices on everything. And a significant portion of our population is obsessed with Pokemon!

Anonymous said...

Isn't name calling dealt with in kindergarten?

jon spencer said...

Air Force one is any plane with the President. Air Force 2 is a plane with the Vice President aboard.
Now if the President is aboard another service's aircraft then that aircraft is known as that service's 1.
Marine 1, Navy 1, Army 1 or Coast Guard 1 for example.

Anonymous said...

OMG! Moms Gone Wild in the RTG today!

DF Charlie Sheen

Anonymous said...

RTG: Is that Sea World?

Triple Fake... said...

"That's the direct result of making illegal a plant which grows in dirt."
If by direct, you mean some people are eager to get high and will ingest any substance - legal or not - to achieve that goal, then yes.


I think I've seen a couple of sources cite the AK-47 as the assassin's weapon of choice. It probably got downplayed because the anti-gun folks were unable to dogpile on the AR-15.


+1 on the fiddle-playing female, particularly the one you've posted. And a shout out to her banjo-picking sister

Anonymous said...

There was a pic floating around of a SKS earlier this week with claims that it was a crime scene photo of the gun used last Thursday. That hasn't been confirmed and there's also been talk that he used some version of an AK-47.

Anonymous said...

K2 is the direct result of keeping grass illegal. I just dont get it. This stuff is manufactured by the ton in China. Theres a great VICE documentary on it, and its pretty scary.

Anonymous said...

From the K2 article:

"Dozens of half-dead people blindly staggered through the streets of a Brooklyn neighborhood known as “Zombieland” Tuesday morning, propping themselves up against fire hydrants and vomiting foam down their shirts.

But the apocalyptic scene wasn’t for a movie. The victims had apparently smoked a bad batch of the “synthetic marijuana” drug known as K2 — and 33 people had to be hospitalized."

KILLER said...

The weapon....rifle used in the shooting was reported by DPD as an SKS.....which looks like an AK47. Cheap pressed steel parts. Semi-auto...one trigger pull one shot. They used to sell these at Wal-Mart back in late 80's for $69.99. Very reliable weapon but inaccurate as hell. I cringe every time some reporter says it was an AR-15 which a much more sought after by responsible enthusiasts for it's quality and utility than thugs with a death wish.

Anonymous said...

"That's the direct result of making illegal a plant which grows in dirt."

True, but everyone knows the best weed grows indoors in nutrient rich water.

Keep it rizzle.

DF Snoop

Anonymous said...

Please, I could have done without a picture of the Chixie Dicks.

Anonymous said...

Doesn't the poppy grow in dirt? Are you all in on legalizing that for all to use? Your argument sucks and I am not impressed

DF
McKayla Maroney

Anonymous said...

Think we can get our leaders to use the zombie K2?

Triple Fake... said...

It probably was SKS that I heard, but I usually misremember that as AK.

AK vs. SKS:
Like trying to get Alec Baldwin, and settling for something that looks similar and is from the same family but isn't the same quality, i.e. any other Baldwin

Anonymous said...

8:56

Not really. Do you dispute the facts?

Anonymous said...

11:28

One can be used "as is", the other needs significant processing.

Anonymous said...

Why couldn't Biden have hitched a ride with Obama and they all come on one plane? Did this really require two planes? I thought these people were environmentally friendly. How much fuel was burned and pollution created by them bringing two planes?

Anonymous said...

That was a good line by Bushie, but come on, does that really apply to black people? They may be the one exception to this where judging them by their worst examples isn't far off the mark.

Anonymous said...

Leftist and Islamist are the greatest threat to America.

Anonymous said...

That is a new low for you today regarding Ted Poe! Assuming he has cancer-lite because you don't like his politics....pathetic. I guess you just liked president Bush's line, but you didn't heed its message!

wordkyle said...

1205 - a) I don't know what "facts" you're talking about. b) You don't know what I'm talking about. c) There's no point in our having any sort of discussion.

Anonymous said...

It is a fallacy that K2 consumption has anything to do with marijuana prohibition. K2 is not synthetic marijuana by any stretch of the imagination and is simply another drug to get high on. The people that seek out this drug are just looking for a cheaper high than marijuana and are willing to ingest anything. Point is, you could make marijuana legal everywhere, send every single American 5 plants free of charge, and there would still be a significant swath of mouth-breathers out there buying up K2 for the pretty packaging and a chance at a different high! Hell, they'd mix it with real bud!

Anonymous said...

Opinions like this are the problem

OP

Anonymous said...

1:17

Stupidest comment ever on the interwebs.


Anonymous said...

I believe the judging others quote is from Stephen M.R. Covey.

wordkyle said...

Is synthetic marijuana still for sale in Colorado?

Anonymous said...

One body from a double drowning this year was found twenty six miles from where it happened !
We don't make jokes about cancer please ! Wasn't the Malloy boy your age ? Lasted about a week !!
Yes you can still buy K 2 in Colorado, it's for dumber people with not enough money to buy the real stuff !
My idea of a new state law is ,if you take it , shoot it up get over it on your own dime ! Not !!!Treat any self inflected problems !
Like the guy said ,take the warning signs of the medicine bottles and let things level themselves out .

Anonymous said...

Opinions like this are spot on!

Anonymous said...

Not much for science are you 2:05!!! His/her comment is dead on, the chemical compounds aren't even close. Also the "in the dirt" version is readily available anywhere.

Anonymous said...

Good point Word, the answer is yes and they have one of the highest # of emergency room visits for K2 consumption. 1:17 Is correct!