The Campaign For DA

7.27.2016

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts


  • The Cowboys' Randy Gregory is facing a 10 day game suspension for violating the league's drug policy for marijuana and has checked into rehab. If he has in fact checked into rehab, he will be the only guy in his support group who says that he is addicted to weed.
  • Bill O'Reilly was in rare form last night. In responding to Michelle Obama saying she now has gone to bed in a house built by slaves only to see her children playing on its lawn the next morning, O'Reilly said the slaves who built the White House were “well-fed and had decent lodgings.” He's his own Saturday Night Live skit.
  • Number of black delegates at the Democratic National Convention: 1,182. Number of black delegates at the Republican National Convention: 18.
  • In light of this disparity, however, the great FiveThirtyEight.com says it is getting closer:
  • The bad news for Trump is that he is still losing in that projection even though he is currently predicted to win coveted Florida and Ohio - albeit barely.  The problem is that he's running out of states to conceivably win. And if either Florida or Ohio goes back to Clinton, it's over (and it may already be over).
  • The Ticket had a National Park Talk this morning. I'm embarrassed how few of them I have been to. I think I've got this mind block where I feel that even if I spent a week in one of them, I would still miss 99% of the hidden gems in it. 
  • NPR is reporting this morning that a "federal judge has granted John Hinckley, who shot President Reagan in 1981, his freedom under certain restrictions" reportedly being allowed to live full time with his mother. 
  • In related news per the Update, "The Hinkles will perform at 7:30 tonight at the pavilion at the Wise County Old Settlers Reunion." Wait. I think I messed that up. 
  • Hinckley was crazy. And that's a simplistic statement reflecting how our criminal justice system simply has a standard of "just don't do x or you will be punished" with no regard to the way someone's brain is formed -- unless it is so malformed that we don't even need science to tell us that it is. It's that grey area in the middle that we turn a blind eye to. 
  • I'm really amazed how the Democrats haven't opened up both figurative barrels on Donald Trump. He has given them an arsenal that won't end and they seem hesitant to go after him. That makes no sense. 
  • Someone asked me what bait I used. My preference has always been some type of yellow or green sassy shad.  (Nothing works better than live minnows, but I like to give the fish a fighting chance.) 
  • Someone draw me a Venn Diagram of the group who hates someone saying "Black Lives Matter" and the group who want all retail clerks to say, "Merry Christmas." 

58 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ah, but the Democrats have an "informal" quota system based upon sex, race, and LGBT. What would be the numbers without that?

Anonymous said...

Barry, Thank you for providing some common ground where Democrats, Republicans, Libertarians, Green Party, and Independents can find something to believe in and celebrate together: today's RTG trio.

DF Sassy Shad

Anonymous said...

You're really on top of this convention.
Keep up the half arse job....I guess

Andy Stevenson said...

No doubt O'Rielly's comment was innapropriate or more likely antagonist for ratings purposes but the point being missed is if MO is so torn about having to live in the house built by slaves, move out.

The number of black delegates at the RNC is continued proof that the Democratic Party still has black folk in slavery. The house n____rs like JJ, AS, et al help keep it going.

Anonymous said...

The O'Reilly link does not work.

I'd be interested to see the context for those statements. It seems outrageous that he would make a "but slavery wasn't that bad"-type statement. But then again, he has said bizarre things before.

Anonymous said...

Democrats win blacks, hispanics, people with disabilities, gays and women! Trump wins white uneducated males and loyal red team voters. Trump being Trump is a democratic campaign free ad! His followers wouldn't believe all the investigation into his mob connections, Russian connections and narcissistic personality disorder. They want a strong man! Not a woman president!







wordkyle said...

BG, your pro-Democrat posts are sounding more and more desperate. Nate Silver had the race a dead heat a couple of days ago, with Trump winning if the election were held today. That's all immaterial, since the only poll that matters is in November. What is important is that Hillary's numbers have been sliding for the last few months. Whatever Wikileaks still has on tap should be interesting. (P.S. With the media's "here's a towel, clean your face" coverage of the DNC, no wonder Democrats believe they're all superior.)

The "Black Lives Matter" demonstration at the DNC had a sign saying "Blue Lives Ain't Real." If that's the underlying philosophy of BLM, then the interpretation that they mean "ONLY Black Lives Matter" takes on some credibility, doesn't it?

And still your complete silence on Hillary's deliberately risking top secret government information exposure to foreign agencies. Are your fingers also in your ears while you make the lala sound?

Anonymous said...

"Number of black delegates at the Democratic National Convention: 1,182. Number of black delegates at the Republican National Convention: 18."

Why sure! Makers vs takers.

People will go where they think the politicians will represent them better. In the case of too many black folks, they want free stuff. Well, that is true for many white folks also.

But anyway, vote in the party that will give out the most largess of those that actually work, produce things, find a need an fill it, do things that will enhance the lives of others. Tax them, take away what they have worked for, and redistribute it to those that do not do anything for others.

If that is your mindset, then no doubt, you will vote democrat.

If it appears hitlery is going to be elected, I am out. Selling the business for as much as I can get, and then signing up for whatever "public assistance" I am eligible for. I am too old and too tired to work a hundred hours a week, just to send half of it to those that do not work.

Remember this...seven out of the top ten most affluent counties in the US, surround Washington DC. It is a huge drain, sucking the life out of this country. I am not supporting this national suicide any longer.

Anonymous said...

The White House was not built solely or even primarily by slaves despite what Michelle Obama would have you believe.

I'll just leave this Christopher Hitchens quote here concerning Michelle Obama's thesis she wrote when applying to Harvard Law.

“To describe the thesis as hard to read would be a mistake; the thesis cannot be ‘read’ at all, in the strict sense of the verb. This is because it wasn't written in any known language.”

Anonymous said...

The Obama's will vacate soon from a house built by black slaves, and will most likely move into a house built by Mexicans. I wonder if she will still be oh-so perplexed.

-buyerninety

Jason Truitt said...

Well, I have to hand it to Andy Stevenson. At least he's not afraid to put his name on his racist ignorance, like the rest of you.

Anonymous said...

9:03 -

Seems you are the one who missed the point. FLOTUS isn't "torn" about living in a house built by slaves. She was making the point of: look how far we've come - the White House was built by slave labor, yet now a black family resides there after this country elected a black man as POTUS.

Anonymous said...

Compare and contrast Bill O'Reilly's SAT score of 1580 to Michelle Obama's (her SAT score is reported to be less than 1100).

Anonymous said...

Re: All the blacks at the Democrats convention. As LBJ said, "I'll have them niggers voting Democratic for the next two hundred years" LBJ was a racist.

And as Tytler wrote:

"A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always vote for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse due to loose fiscal policy, which is always followed by a dictatorship".

Both of these quotes use the time frame of 200 years.

Anonymous said...

They might say Hinkley will be living off his momma until she dies...of course by then he will quality for government benefits...but I think the family is wealthy enough to take care of him...hope he can keep himself occupied and not start up a new fatal attraction...surely at 61 he would be done with that crap.

Anonymous said...

Bill Clinton wants to be back to the White House so he can rape more women like this one. And Hillery, the greatest woman he has ever known, will cover for him.

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/07/10/exclusive-juanita-broaddrick-provides-never-published-details-bill-clintons-rape/

Goober's Friend Andy said...

Regarding today's RTG's: you have to hand to BG, he was able to capture the entire DNC Nevada delegation in one pic. He truely is the hardest working person in journalism.

Anonymous said...

If Monica's boyfriend's wife is all that and a bag of chips, why didn't she win in 2008 against Obammy?

Anonymous said...

Oh Jason Truitt...please share more of your wisdom and insight to us stupid Texans....

Anonymous said...

Well, Andy does appear to pick his own melons.
So there's that.
Now who his primary customers are is another discussion.

Andy Stevenson said...

Racist hardly. Just sad to see so many people duped both white and black. The same Democratic Party that started the civil war and kept blacks in poverty in the segregated south, now keeps them in slavery with trinkets and free whiskey. The black "leaders" are fine with it because they get to live in the big house.

Anonymous said...

I'm really amazed how the Democrats haven't opened up both figurative barrels on Donald Trump. He has given them an arsenal that won't end and they seem hesitant to go after him. That makes no sense.

It was only Tuesday. 2 more days of this filthy convention to go

Anonymous said...

Hey Jason, is your wife black, are your kids black, are your neighbors black, are your friends black?

Anonymous said...

Today's RTGs get a combined score of 7.

Yikes.

Anonymous said...

9:35

Even if your comment is factually correct, that does not change the fact the First Lady was admitted to and graduated from Princeton and was admitted to and graduated from Harvard Law, now does it.

sparkerr said...

Exactly, 9:26.

Mrs. Obama's point flew right over their heads.

Anonymous said...

If a conservative says " but she's a woman", he/she is called sexist. When a liberal says "but she's a woman", he/she is called progressive or compassionate.
Why is that it's always the self-proclaimed non-racists that are so obsessed with another person's race?

Anonymous said...

Wait till the next wiki hacks drop. LOL it's coming.

Anonymous said...

10:43, Your point just proves that affirmative action promotes people that aren't qualified.

Anonymous said...

Vote for Brandon Davis!!!

Anonymous said...

I'm going to need a citation for the idea that the DNC actively enslaves people.

Anonymous said...

All three RTG eeeeeewwwwwww!

Anonymous said...

I think it's starting to burn Barry. This may all be over soon. It will be like we never even existed.

Andy Stevenson said...

MO may indeed have been making the point about see how far we've come, but make no mistake about it that she is part of the crowd that wants to lull Americans into this shame that our great country was born out of injustice and thus it should be scrapped. The very people they will use to fundamentally change America (minorities, LGBT, etc) will find themselves in the same predicament they are today once the new powerful are done using them to advance their cause.

Anonymous said...

Someone draw me a Venn Diagram of the group who hates someone saying "Black Lives Matter" and the group who want all retail clerks to say, "Merry Christmas."

Obsessive much, Counselor?

Anonymous said...

I'm still waiting for some deep thinking male to suggest we need to consider the danger of a woman POTUS and that time of month driving them temporarily insane. Just waiting for this male wisdom.

DF Molly Ivins
still dead, but still snarky

Anonymous said...

I feel your pain. I just don't know whether to give up or fight the battle. I hate to throw in the towel, because our forefathers (& mothers) sacrificed a lot for me to give up. Giving up would be the easy way out.

Signed, Undecided

Anonymous said...

Hey..he's my friend, shut up. We stick together. I can't sign my name, because I have a job I need to keep. I don't receive government benefits. He's retired he can't loose his job.

Anonymous said...

Someone draw me a Venn Diagram of the group who loves someone saying "Black Lives Matter" and the group who want all retail clerks to say, "Allah Allah Snackbar."

Anonymous said...

I think it is funny that people think black lives do matter! You can try and legitimize it all you want but white people all across America will just dig in deeper and find new ways to prevent blacks from success. It is too easy, blacks fall into traps so easily. Shooting them in the street is nothing compared the systemic racism that will just be ratcheted up by all there violent nonsense. I just set back and chuckle at these idiots....digging that ditch deeper and still picking the cotton!

Jason Truitt said...

Why would you want to work somewhere that would fire you if your opinion was known? Isn't Trump hiring? The KKK?

Jason Truitt said...

SO what you're saying is that as soon as blacks stop voting Democrat, the Republic will fall?

Anonymous said...

White, educated, female. Voting for Trump. Not a loyal red team voter. Intelligence says you can only give away so much before there is nothing left.
ACA does not work. Poor have no insurance. Middle class can't afford treatments or prescriptions.
Second amendment -- criminals don't care and I want to keep my guns.
Immigration must be controlled.

Anonymous said...

That wasn't the first lady's point. Her point was to show how far the nation and black people have come since the Civil War.

I'm a moderate & open to both parties' ideas, but I fail to see any logic in your statement that the number of delegates for the DNC vs RNC is how the democrats keep black people enslaved. Slaves by definition, can't vote for their rights or have free choice.

Your last sentence was crass.

OP

Anonymous said...

11:24

Princeton and Harvard, being private schools, are not required to follow the directives laid out in affirmative action.

Anonymous said...

12:09 -- DF Molly Ivins -- I hate this double fake crap; anyway, you're clever enough to know you broke that sack with your post. So, the subject has been broached. Women are generally crazy. I think we can all agree on that. Men can be crazy too, but they don't have that built-in monthly excuse. The thing is, you know that one week out of each month is going to be shaky. And just think, that crazy b*tch Hillary Clinton will have the launch codes. I'm thinking about going into the bomb shelter business.

On a somewhat related note, the president can also order the IRS to steamroll your *ss, the ATF and FBI to break down your front door, and the county DA to investigate you on federal civil rights violations for flying the stars and bars.

Oh, additionally, Federalism sucks, Jason Truitt, and I'll bet you do too.

DF Jason Bourne

Anonymous said...

Why haven't you fired up the LL Weather Center? It's raining like a cow pissin on a flat rock in Chico.

DF Harold Taft

Anonymous said...

Oh Andy, be careful of your witness! American politics is a mine field for Christians. Don't know of a scripture that allows breaking several of Christ's teaching while supporting one of them.

Anonymous said...

Jason your not to smart are ya? Never let this bunch on the blog ever know your name or where ya hang .

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas you ambulance chaser!

Retail Clerk of the Year

Anonymous said...

"Jason your not to smart are ya?"

Pot and kettle comments like that one (intentional or otherwise) are what make this blog so great!

Anonymous said...

And a breakdown of YOUR circle of friends, neighbors and general associates would have how many black people? And "just because of where I live" or "what my profession is" is no excuse. So, what's the number?

Anonymous said...

Number of black delegates at the Democratic National Convention: 1,182. Number of black delegates at the Republican National Convention: 18.


I knew it! I knew it! The Democraps are definitely racist towards intelligent whites and those delegate nos. prove it once and for all!

Anonymous said...

For all you white liberals suffering from white guilt,, informtion on where you can do something about it:

http://www.infowars.com/new-reparations-website-asks-whites-to-pay-black-peoples-rent-to-relieve-their-guilt/

Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

I think the Natives who were here when America was "discovered" also had illegal immigrant problems. For any white person living in this country to squawk about illegal immigrants is completely hypocrital. Climb the ladder and then pull it up, I guess. (If I showed up at a house today, killed or kicked out the family living there and claimed it for my own, could I just invoke the "forefathers defense" and tell the police I was just "discovering" the house?)

Anonymous said...

Don't you think maybe those Natives wished the had a better immigration policy and a wall!!!

wordkyle said...

637 - And did the "Natives" not fight to protect themselves and their way of life? Did their conquerors (I'm sure you'll approve of that word) come in with the purpose of getting the Natives to take care of them? Hypocritical or not, those who are concerned about unlimited, unchecked, unrestrained illegal immigration have valid points.

If a food product is known to be tainted, with even a few cases of illness, there is a massive recall, and the product is taken off of shelves. It's known that a certain percentage of those crossing the border illegally are a) known violent criminals; b) terrorists; or c) diseased or otherwise undesirable. So how many deaths do you need before you believe a "recall," or a more thorough vetting of immigrants is required?

Anonymous said...

132,

Great analogy.