The Campaign For DA

8.26.2016

Random Friday Morning Thoughts



  • Headline yesterday: "Uber lost more than $1,000,000,000 in first half of year." There is absolutely no way that is true. No way. 
  • "When you're an adult, no one talks about their favorite color any longer." - Heard at the courthouse yesterday.
  • "Don't blog about this." - Three different people to me in the courthouse jury room before 10:00 a.m. yesterday.
  • I'm working on a new theory: No type of cream or ointment can impact pain that originates beneath the skin. 
  • I referenced the band Boston the other day after the guy was arrested for getting busy with his realtor while wearing a T-shirt sporting the same name. Get this: Boston's first album was released 40 years ago this week. Forty!!!!
  • Boston was the first band I ever saw in concert. Me and my buddies bought tickets from a scalper outside of the Tarrant County Convention Center for, if memory serves me correctly, $8.00 a piece. (I am 100% sure it was under $10.)
  • Tony Romo saying he's fine after his back injury last night means nothing. If he were honest, he'd quote Marsellus Wallace from Pulp Fiction after Butch asks him if he is OK. 
  • More than 50 were treated for messed up K2 in Austin. Once again, K2 was born in an effort to get around Texas outlawing a plant. You won't see that story in states that legalize marijuana. Speaking of . . . 
  • "Dallas Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones said he was not pleased to see a video that appears to show rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott at a marijuana dispensary just hours before Thursday's preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks." In Seattle, that's like walking into a 7-11 that sells beer. 
  • And while we are at it, I'd say throw this dog in the hoosegow. Rehab? You kidding me? We are a "no tolerance" state.:
    (Side note: I'm not falling for the put-on-a-tie-once-a-year routine)
  • There were 26 criminal appeals decided yesterday by the Fort Worth Court of Appeals. The defendant did not win a single one. 
  • Libby's is now producing single serving microwavable sweet whole kernel corn. I'm truly excited. Yes, my life has come to this.



76 comments:

Anonymous said...

Icy Hot helps my pain under the skin.

Anonymous said...

I thought everyone knew that topical creams are ineffective. The most they can do is increase blood flow to the skin.

Try some Relief Factor. Prager advertises it on his show. One of it's ingredients is Curcumin.

Anonymous said...

I'm working on a new theory: No type of cream or ointment can impact pain that originates beneath the skin.

IcyHot?

Anonymous said...

As I have stated on here before K2 is ubiquitous in Colorado and Washington State. Colorado is in the top 5 in emergency room visits from the stuff. K2 use and Mary Jane legalization are not linked AT All!

I'm for legalization, but trying to misinform people in this way silly. Legalization has no impact on K2, they aren't even similar drugs. You could give everyone a free monthly supply of marijuana and there would still be a percentage of the population that uses K2. Do some research before pushing this dumb ass opinion...it is equivalent to the idiots who bash global warming everytime it snows in Texas!

Anonymous said...

Yeah, but 7/11 sells lots of shit, a marijuana dispensary only sales one thing! You ain't going to Herbal Remedies for a Big Gulp and a hot dog!

Anonymous said...

If you can't get some real weed in Austin, man you doin'something wrong!

wordkyle said...

"You won't see that story in states that legalize marijuana." If you mean K2 won't be used any more, then wrong. But maybe you just meant the quality of K2 will be higher, huh?

Anonymous said...

8:56, Could you once and for all tell me how by increasing my taxes you can stop global warmism?

Anonymous said...

Comical is Hillary's frumpy pant suits.

Anonymous said...

"I'm working on a new theory: No type of cream or ointment can impact pain that originates beneath the skin."

Not true- multiple good, large studies demonstrate a positve effect on pain control with topical agents. This is true not only in joints (where we know over the counter creams like Ben gay can alleviate pain) but generalized pain as well.

Fake Doctor Feelgood

Anonymous said...

In other news, Jerry Jones just signed Quinthy Carter to be Dak Prescott's backup QB

Anonymous said...

I don't agree with that policy, nor did I state that I did. I simply referred to the people who don't believe it exists. Maybe you should smoke some dope, loosen up a bit.

RPM said...

You and I must have gone to the same Boston concert at TCCC. Sammy Hagar was the opening act. Was my 1st concert as well.

Anonymous said...

Skippy, Just because the guy was wearing a Boston Tshirt for his mug shot doesn't mean he was wearing it while he was getting busy with his realtor.

Anonymous said...

If Michelle Obammy's #BringBackOurGirls had been carrying cocks instead of Glocks, they wouldn't still be held hostage by Boko Harum.

Anonymous said...

Uber gives nice coupons to riders.
They also give good bonus' to drivers.
Maybe too much.

Anonymous said...

Pain relief? Barry, have you forgot the time many years back when DMSO (an industrial solvent) was touted as an all purpose pain reliever, particularly arthritis? I tried it once and my who leg went numb for several hours. Yea, no pain! Then I read that it would fry your kidneys and liver with continuous use. Hey, an industrial solvent - who would have thought? So I threw the bottle away and went back to all natural tequila to dull my pain.

DF Jose Cuervo

Anonymous said...

Eagle Brand medicated oil. "Green Oil". My Viet mother in law gave me some. It works like a champ!

Bear said...

9:21 nailed it.

Why do I have to pay more money to the government to stop other countries from polluting the planet. We are the world leaders in clean air, water and soil. If you think it will work, make China pay for the cleanup of their country first. Then Eastern Europe and India/Pakistan.

Leave the US out of it.

Anonymous said...

8:56, I bash global warming every time I look at the record high temperatures for each of the 50 states. Take a look and tell us how many records have been broken since Al Gore started his lie. Do us a graph showing how many of the state records exist from each decade going back to the 1800s. Does it not stand to reason that if the earth is getting warmer then the U.S. would be warmer and these record would be broken?

Anonymous said...

8:56 -- From the tone of your missive, it appears to be impossible to try to tell you anything; however, I'll give it a shot. K-2 was created to offer a legal alternative to marijuana, therefore the economic cycle of these publicly-offered drugs are inextricably linked -- even though you say not.

Additionally, it seems you are prepared to accept the old global warming argument that has been thoroughly discredited. That train has left the station. Apparently, you were not on it. Go buy a ticket and then perhaps you'll know what you're talking about.

Anonymous said...

That dog is clearly back on the juice.

Anonymous said...

And while we are at it, I'd say throw this dog in the hoosegow

But the dog has gone through 170 hours of Christian counseling. And it was the bottle that made him do it. And the system was rigged to keep out independent candidates. And he had teenage angst. And he like kayaking at his free lake house.

Anonymous said...

Not only is Boston not in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame...never even been NOMINATED. What a joke.

Anonymous said...

A lot of people are for the legalization of drugs, until their kid comes home with a habit, can't keep a job, and constantly hits the sock drawer for money.

Anonymous said...

Maybe the 26 criminals were guilty.

Anonymous said...

Uber did lose a billion dollars. In "funny money". If I offered you two billion dollars yesterday for your house, and you didn't sell it to me; and then today my offer dropped to one billion dollars; you're not out of pocket for a billion, but you did lose a billion in potential by your inaction (or action).

Anonymous said...

9:31, I didn't hear you refer to the people that agree with global warmism as idiots either. When you speak out of both sides of your face, you know what that makes you don't you? You can't be for it and against it. You sound like John Kerry who was for it before he voted against it. Do us all a favor and sit this election out and don't vote.

Anonymous said...

https://www.youtube.com/embed/BdNHf1g4ivA The true Hillary everyone needs to know. And they say she if for women's rights and Hillary said every woman needs to be heard, just not believed.

Anonymous said...

Try soaking a rag in coal oil and tie it with twine over the affected area overnight.

Anonymous said...

8:56 believes that we are all just in a simulation anyway.

Anonymous said...

K2 is a synthetic cannabis but is chemically very different from the real stuff. Since pretty much anyone in America can get real weed, it was only ever an option for those among us willing to take any mind altering drug despite the consequences, and not a legal substitute for the real stuff. That is just a myth pushed by the pro legalization crowd. I myself believe in legalization, just not for this kooky and disingenuous reason!

Citation needed on your warming claims....virtually every credible scientist on the GLOBE agrees that it is real.

Anonymous said...

Boston played the Tarrant County Convention Center on February 5th and 6th of 1979.

Here is the setlist from the show on the 6th:

http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/boston/1979/tarrant-county-convention-center-fort-worth-tx-6bc5ba4a.html

DF Tom Scholz

Anonymous said...

I use a topical Sumatripan for my migraines, works like a charm!

Anonymous said...

Buddy, this happens all the time with illegal drugs and the legalization of marijuana ain't gonna change that!

Anonymous said...

Virtually every credible scientist that gets government or corporate grants agrees that global warmism for real. Follow the money!!!

Sam Brows said...

10:30 easy there hoss. I hope you're suggesting the R&R HOF is a joke, and not the band Boston. Tell me how on earth that bastion of mediocrity even exists. It touts acts such as Donna Summer, ABBA, Run DMC and James Taylor as inductees. By comparison, Boston is a solid rock and roll act. And you don't have to wonder very long why the band has never been nominated, two words: Tom Schultz.

Anonymous said...

Is it so hard for you idiots to see that one can believe in global warming but not bullshit policies like cap and trade? Warming exists, that isn't the argument here, it is fact. The argument is how much is man made and what, if anything, can we do about it. I don't think anyone has solid answers to those two so I say we get more facts before we tax the American people just to "feel" good about it. Does that clear it up for your dumb ass!!!

Anonymous said...

Man, BG, you had the best RTG week ever, and I suppose you still do based on the first four days alone, but you sure ended poorly with this Jersey Shore skank. Hope we get a pick me up.

Anonymous said...

Criminal Court of Appeals sounds just like the Wise County Appraisal District. Does anyone ever win against the WCAD? I got screwed by WCAD and didn't enjoy it.

Anonymous said...

I'm 47 years old and my favorite color is green

Anonymous said...

Vote for Gary Johnson

Anonymous said...

You can still lose your job or get in trouble with public schools that drug test for smoking pot in states where it is legal.
That is why people smoke K2. No one and I mean no one would pick K2 over some dank, sticky, crystal laden hydroponic bud.

There is a drug test for K2, but it is not on the oft used 5 panel.

Anonymous said...

And like I said, there is a certain percentage of the population that will take a drug, any drug, despite how dangerous. I don't think someone trading a clean tox screen for the chance of eating someone's face off is a huge problem. True pot smoker's levitate toward careers that allow their habit and K2 smokers are typically not working professionals!

Bear said...

11:19

I have been saying that for years, but the left refuse to listen to logic. All they want is a way to control every single company and person in the country. They do not care what the results are as long as they are in control.

How do they account for rising temperatures on Venus and Mars? Are our probes causing global warming?

Keep it up.

Anonymous said...

20 thousand years ago when the world was beginning to come out of the last ice age, no one was blaming global warmism on the cave man. It happened naturally you dumbass just like it did during and after all the ice ages.

Anonymous said...

The impact of marijuana on society:


Cannabis cultivation uses as much as 10 percent of Denver's electricity.

K2 was declared illegal in July 2012 after President Barack Obama signed legislation that banned five of the chemicals commonly used to make synthetic marijuana and bath salts, another dangerous drug concoction, CNN reports.

You should be angry at your president.

Anonymous said...

Once again, K2 was born in an effort to get around Texas outlawing a plant.


You incorrectly stated that, or lied. Whichever you want to call it. You should have said:

Synthetic cannabinoids were designed for research purposes, in part due to legal restrictions on natural cannabinoids preventing research.

Then some hippie like yourself got the idea to make some money. Greed.

Anonymous said...

Another issue is that it is often manufactured in China and shipped to the U.S.

Anonymous said...

Wrong. Skin is porous, and so are the walls of blood vessels that are throughout skin. Meaning that surface agents can indeed "leak" into your entire system.

Anonymous said...

It may have been born that way but the idea that more than .5% of your average pot smokers consider it a safe alternative to pot is a farce. This stuff is for the fringe element and news of its use or overdoses of it is not a reasonable argument for marijuana legalization!

Anonymous said...

So is Colorado legal for marijuana use? If yes, then why the multitudes of problems with K2 overdoses there? A short google search reveals that, amazingly, states that allow marijuana use have the same issues with other substances as Texas.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, you're right. When all 6 billion of those cavemen fired up their factories 20 thousand years ago and pumped the atmosphere full of CO2 we all looked the other way!

Anonymous said...

11:19 - It's actually getting cooler. Look it up tough guy.

Anonymous said...

3 dead and 75 hospitalized in COLORADO in August 2013 from bad K2. Marijuana legalized the year prior. That's just one report. Lots of others. And most probably not even reported.

Anonymous said...

I smell a conspiracy theory coming...time to break out the tinfoil hats and turn Google translate to Trumpspeak!

Anonymous said...

Call and talk to a few drug treatment centers and ERs in Denver and test your concept that legal marijuana keeps people from doing other bad stuff. But heck, what would they know? They just see the victims pouring in at record levels in that State.

Anonymous said...

You do get search results for that, but exactly zero of them take you to peer reviewed studies by actual climatologists! I appreciate the fact that Bubba created a pretty slick denier site full of anecdotal evidence against it from his bug-out shelter, but that doesn't exactly make it legitimate...unless of course you are some oil field wash out!

Anonymous said...

2:21, 2:25 and 2:31 Get it! K2 was born as a synthetic option to mj but it quickly took on a life of its own and has a market completely separate from legal/illegal mj.

Anonymous said...

What are the down sides to global warming?

Less snow for the NE? Longer growing seasons for most edible plants? More open shipping lanes near the poles?

Just wondering.

Anonymous said...

Every anti pot comment since 12:01.

Reread 12:01 and actually let it sink in.

Anonymous said...

So what you're saying is that we may as well legalize pot?

Anonymous said...

No Icy Hot, K2, Marijuana, or other drugs for me. Just good old Viagra. And Elizabeth doesn't have to blood test me to see if I'm taking it, if you know what I mean.

DF Bob Dole
DF speak softly, but carry a big stick

Anonymous said...

2:23 Yeah, your right. And the ice age before that 60 thousand years ago, it was the apes driving around in their SUV's and the fracking that caused global warmism between the ice ages.

Anonymous said...

11:19, Man made or not it is not getting warmer. There is more asphalt around the thermometers than there was 50 years ago. Buildings and surface paving make up a very small fraction of the earth's surface. That corrupts the data set. Even with that phenomenon the average temperatures for the 50 states are not having their record highs broken. They would if the earth was getting warmer. I think it is getting cooler. I remember the North Pole melting back in the 1950's. If that happened now Al Gore would have a stroke.

wordkyle said...

306 et al - The argument was made (by implication if not outright) that if marijuana is made legal there will be no market for synthetic. That argument has been disproved in Colorado.

Regarding global warming, there are two points to keep in mind. 1) Billions of dollars in grants and government funding are directed toward scientists who confirm that it's manmade and that government intervention is necessary. Scientists who disagree are rejected for the majority of that funding. 2) The scientific community has cheated, misrepresented, lied, and otherwise fudged much of the data and findings that support the idea of manmade global warming. The scientific establishment has also acted like the mafia in making sure only one point of view is considered.

Given the cheating and strongarm tactics that have resulted in a "consensus," a certain amount of skepticism is reasonable and warranted.

Anonymous said...

I get global warming every time you are near. There! I said it!

Anonymous said...

"There were 26 criminal appeals decided yesterday by the Fort Worth Court of Appeals. The defendant did not win a single one."

Sounds like the system is working

Anonymous said...

Wordkyle, we are in agreement on the marijuana/K2 argument. I'm not sure where you thought I said different but I've been consistent in my responses. Marijuana legalization will not stop K2 use. We just disagree that it should be legalized.

As far as the warming argument we will just have to disagree. You make good points about the money trail and the fudging of some data, but that wasn't near as widespread as reported. It is too big of a con to pull off, and the data is pretty straight forward. Our climate has changed rapidly in the last 100 years and that is why the "ice age" argument is so silly. That change took place over thousands of years.

Having said that I don't think warming or climate change is sky is falling moment. We should continue to monitor it and adjust, but we don't need fundamentally change our economy or taxation policy to "fight" it. I can clearly see how the Dems have ceased upon this issue to push a socialist agenda and to move the needle far left.

Anonymous said...

Downsides is (all) one word

wordkyle said...

1153 - "wasn't near as widespread as reported" is subjective, or wishful thinking. The influence of funding on results is a reality. There is an intellectual conflict of interest that pressures researchers to find whatever it is that is most likely to get them funded. Add in the social pressures exerted against scientists who argue against manmade global warming, and the problems are incredibly widespread. Scientists are humans, too, who want to be liked, respected, and funded, and are as prone to corruption as anyone else.

Anonymous said...

11:53, Have you read research that disagree with your position on global warming? The effects of urban heat islands have corrupted the database. We are way past the date that Al Gore set for the Arctic being melted and cities being flooded. There has been next to no sea level rise since mean sea level was scratched in stone in 1842 by an English sea captain at the Isle of the Dead. Become a researcher of data bases yourself and stop watching the fraudsters whose jobs and income are dependent on agreeing with Gore.

Anonymous said...

And I took those points into consideration in my last post, I agree that there has been corruption, that there is real human pressures on the scientific community to find new evidence and conduct new studies but the overall truth is the bulk of the data collected that has proven we are warming, was done so before this topic became politicized. Now that the Democrats have seized upon this topic and effectively "great societeed" the scientific community I am highly skeptical of new studies.

However, that doesn't mean the original data that proved the existence of warming was phony or corrupted. We have been aware of this as far back as the 60's. Truth is, studies being conducted today are just new takes on already proven facts...to keep the gravy train rolling scientists push the envelope trying to find the most extreme data sets...they play the government, the government plays them and the taxpayer gets screwed paying for things we already know! And this is just another example of why Democrats are so much better at the game of politics than Republicans are!

Anonymous said...

I have read extinsively on the subject from both sides. For years I didn't believe in warming and thought it was political nonsense. The problem is that the research against warming is almost always anecdotal. The "urban heat island" myth has been debunked along with most other evidence supposed to be some smoking gun against it. Essentially the people that do disagree haven't done any real research, long term studies or spent any real scientific capital to support their theories. All they do is say "here, look at this rock from 1842" and then go stick their head back in the sand. The evidence that might have a case against warming is never supported by anything more than a thought provoking theory and punditry.

I don't listen to the media and we all know what Gore did was political rabble rousing to get people stirred up. He wanted to create urgency on the topic and was successful in that and securing the high ground on this issue for Democrats for years to come. I don't agree with Gore's assessment on the matter, the sky is not falling, the world is not ending, but our climate is changing and we have to gradually adapt. That means doing nothing different than we have always done as Americans....adapting!

wordkyle said...

Okay, I don't think we're in as much disagreement as it might appear. My major point is that there has been cheating and corruption, as well as a movement to silence opposing voices. Because of that, some skepticism is warranted.

Anonymous said...

Agreed, and that cheating and corruption will only get worse from here since the scientific community dealing with climate has been bought by dems. I appreciate the back and forth on this, people often misunderstand my position when I say I believe that warming exists. They automatically jump to sides and assume I'm some environmental leftist, which couldn't be further from the truth.