The Campaign For DA

8.01.2016

Random Monday Morning Thoughts


  • Trump can't screw up much more than he did this weekend -- from the Stephanopoulos interview to tweets - - but it doesn't seem to matter with his supporters. Nevertheless, Ted Cruz must just sit back these days, smile, and say "I told ya so."
  • KRLD's weather guy "resigned" after posting on Facebook during the Democratic National Convention that the slain sons of the Mothers of the Movement were “thugs.” (I've said for years that I don't know how those guys over at WBAP keep their jobs based upon what they say on the air.) 
  • Kill me . . . 
  • I understand that ads on web sites, the Star-Telegram, for example, uses your location but what exactly am I looking at here?
  • Open Carry hits Texas universities today.  There are 37 private Texas universities and only one will allow it: Abilene Christian.
  • “Quit hiring cowards, they are hiring cowards… my partner says they are hiring cowards . . . .They are hiring ex-military and they don’t see people as human.” -- Dallas police officer calling into a live podcast as the shooting was going on that left five dead.
  • Mrs. LL dreamed we had a "vacation home" in the Hamptons. This from the girl who claims she grew up without a dishwasher. 
  • A phrase I heard that I don't think I've ever heard before: "Blood libel." 
  • The Star-Telegram had a big story of the "millions" raised by Texas Legislators this year. But when you look at it, most candidates weren't impressive at all. For example, "State Rep. Jonathan Stickland, R-Bedford, raised $4,360 this year and has $47,446.81 in cash on hand." That was pretty typical.
  • If you thought Fox 4's Clarice Tinsley's broadcasting Facebook comments was an all time low for local media, their bits on Facebook are worse. Throw in a few "warnings" and the time honored click bait phrase of "you won't believe" and there you have it. I used to think Steve Eagar was better than this. 
  • Sixteen people were killed in a hot air balloon in Lockhart, Texas on Saturday. I had no idea those things could carry sixteen people. (The pilot had the same name as a former editor of the Messenger.)
  • I actually saw The Last Picture Show for the first time over the weekend. Pretty racy for back in the day. I looked it up and learned that at least a couple of places tried to ban it as pornography. (But for the life of me, the group's reaction to seeing the dead boy in the street -- played by Sam Bottoms who died a few years back at the age of 53 --  was so out of place and weird for a depiction of small town Texas.)
  • "At a quarry in Bridgeport, Texas, where rock is crushed, sorted and cleaned, it’s hard to tell that the nation’s construction boom may be hitting a wall." - The opening line to a Bloomberg.com story today on construction and the only reference to Bridgeport.


47 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hillary is a pathological liar who sold our foreign policy for $250 million dollars. That doesn't seem to matter much to her supporters.

wordkyle said...

Trump supporters' loyalty in spite of his goofs is no more remarkable than Hillary supporters' loyalty after the revelations about her. Imagine: a presidential candidate whose convenience was more important to her than protecting government secrets.

Anonymous said...

Hey Barry, U.S. Muslim soldiers have killed 14 U.S. Soldiers since 2001.

What did the terrorist supporting dad say in his DNC speech ?

Anonymous said...

Wise County lost a great man this morning - RIP Doug Whitehead

Anonymous said...

When socialist Bernie announced I said oh no! Then Trumo morphs into Comrade Trump complete with Putins lobbyist as his campaign manager...can this get any ore wired

someone might tell the billionaire about "first step in getting out of a hole......."

Anonymous said...

I'm right there with you on Trump, I never was a supporter, but given his opposition I'm afraid I'm stuck. I literally have to vote for him because there isn't another option.

Anonymous said...

Trump tells it like it is! Even if the fact checkers disagree

Anonymous said...

ACU isn't allowing campus carry. Amberton University in Garland is. Read your own link.

Captain Eddie/LTC Instructor/Former Federal Flight Deck Officer/Retired AF pilot and Airline Captain said...

NO, No, no. . . . . Your comment about "Open Carry hits universities today" is WRONG and misleading. The Penal Code allows for universities to allow CONCEALED carry ONLY, if that particular institution has given permission to do so. The new statute became effective today and was included in the "Open Carry" provisions that came into being January 1 of this year. To be clear . . . You can NEVER, NEVER, NEVER carry OPENLY on any university in the State of Texas. The statute that became effective today ONLY applies to CONCEAL carry. And, Conceal Carry will be allowed in junior colleges one year from now, on August 1, 2017. But, again, ONLY if that particular institution has granted that.

Anonymous said...

Like Hilary supporters who could care less about her years and years of scandal. How about the fox interview? Lies about the lies. She is as bad as Obama neither one can tell the truth. They both dance around ever question without answering the question. Heck of a candidate you got there Green

Triple Fake... said...

So, what the Bloomberg article said was "Construction is slowing overall, but it's still going great down in Texas." Who didn't know that already? The laborers from south of the Rio Grande can't keep up with all them furriners coming in from north of the Red

the geographic advertising is click-bait, but you knew that. It's based on your IP address. Regularly get targeted ads at work for locations a thousand miles from our physical address.
They think that waving you off will entice you to look. "Shocking...warning...you won't believe what's happening in_____!" Not much different than Fox4's post

Anonymous said...

Here for more of that Professor Wordkyle Constitutional class. Also looking forward to him thinking every post is about him, even when it clearly isn't, and how he thinks that makes everyone scared of him. If he could post his responses in the form of a Tweet, like his idol who can do no wrong, that would be great.

DF Everyone

Anonymous said...

So, if it's already agreed by those giving security briefings that Trump is a threat to national security and has already disclosed the existence of one clandestine base after his first briefing, has lied about his connections to Russia and Putin, and told Russia to keep on hacking American organizations, but Hoillary was "careless"--why is this even an issue? Tell me again why Wordkyle thinks Trump should be president? Can you imagine Reagan with those ties and that request to the Soviets? Hell no.

Anonymous said...

Hillary called slain U.S. Service officer Sean Smith's mom a liar for repeating a lie that Hillary told her. Barry Green couldn't care less.

Anonymous said...

I understand that ads on web sites, theStar-Telegram, for example, uses your location but what exactly am I looking at here?

Click it and find out and stop wasting my time

Anonymous said...

Barry and the Donald have similar grammar and spelling skills

Anonymous said...

The "legal industrial complex" is broken

Anonymous said...

Hillary's contempt for whoever hacked the DNC emails vs. her complete lack of concern that her home basement server was more than likely hacked by several countries who stole top secret information......Yeah you have a great candidate.

Anonymous said...

"Trump tells it like it is! Even if the fact checkers disagree" WTF??

Anonymous said...

Substitute Trump for Clinton in this comment and you get the position of many like myself. GOP could have nominated a speechless flying monkey for the win instead they bring in the Bully Wizard of Moscow. No doubt that Trump would use the office to self serve rather than serve and now that we know who his majority creditors are, we understand his lack of willingness to release his records. I'm convinced he is not a patriot as much as he is a very shady and tyrannical business man. It's painful but my vote goes to whoever runs against this traitor in training.

Anonymous said...

At least Trump's screw up didn't cost four American lives in Benghazi

wordkyle said...

958 - I don't have time to play with you today sweetie, so go ahead and run to your next class.

1002 - Sources, please.

John said...

There is no open carry on college campuses, its only concealed carry. And its not Abilene Christina, its Amberton University. Other than that, the rest of today's blog is great.

Anonymous said...

Hillary has a long record of using her various offices to self serve. She has done nothing in her life outside of politics but defend child molesters...at least Trump has built businesses and stood on his own. I agree he is shady but we can't ho down the same path Obama has started us on and Hillary will continue that. Hillary is a traitor in practice, not training...she sold us out for $250milly!

Anonymous said...

10:57 What about the Bush/Cheney screwup that cost thousands of lives in Iraq? Or Reagan's responsibility and reaction to marines killed in Lebanon etc?
What about the Republican congress denying increase funds for security requested by State Dept.?

Anonymous said...

For all you Hillary, Obama and Bernie supporters who want to convert us to Socialism.....a peek into our future.

https://pjmedia.com/lifestyle/2016/07/31/more-than-50-animals-starve-to-death-in-venezuelas-zoos-as-the-nation-endures-devastating-food-shortages/?singlepage=true

Anonymous said...

Vote for Gary Johnson!!!

Anonymous said...

I hate to tell you, but none of those were Trump...he is anti establishment and has spoken out against the things you list here.

Anonymous said...

11:40 the fact is a specter C130 gun ship was within one hour away and was told to stand down by no other than your Hero Cankles. By the way the so called funding cut for security has been deemed false. Nice try loon.

Anonymous said...

10:59 sources sources we don't need no stinking sources we are liberals. We don't do that. We make up on the fly

Anonymous said...

11:40 - The difference is that Bush, Cheney and Reagan were fighting evil. Hillary and Obama were trying to preserve their power.

Anonymous said...

Guess Wordkyle can't keep making stuff up, so he refuses to engage. SPEAKS VOLUMES

wordkyle said...

1140 - "... Republican congress denying increase funds..." What are you trying to suggest? Former Deputy Assistant Secretary Of State For International Programs For Diplomatic Security Charlene Lamb, who made the decision, testified that lack of budget was not a consideration for denying the Benghazi ambassador additional security. Do you know something she didn't know?

Anonymous said...

Lots to argue here but Trump leaves no doubts. I'm going with lessor doubt - at least the Obama path was one of steady employment and economic recovery, for me personally and for my circle of F&F. With Trump all I envision is mockery and destruction of what remains of USA's reputation as a smart and sensible nation. Go ahead and vote Vlad Trumpinsky while you're still free to do so, I've seen all I need to know to determine Clinton will lead democratically rather tyrannically

Anonymous said...

The pompous ass is back and on full display today.

Anonymous said...

Is WK really Donald Trump incognito?

Only his hair stylist knows for sure.

Anonymous said...

Barry just likes that we believe that he actually cares what happens .

Anonymous said...

Thankfully, great attorneys kept the balloon pilot able to continue to be responsible for innocent lives after multitudes of DWI arrests. Good for them. What's 15 lives, or 30, or 300 if it means some druggie or drunk can keep the party going?

Anonymous said...

Well said, 12:41.

Anonymous said...

Trump's rhetoric is directed at a specific class of disenfranchised voter's who are vulnerable,have been ignored by every recent administration, but make up a large swath of the country. He is whipping them up the same way Dems have done with minorities for decades and he is smart for doing so. Ignore the rhetoric and look for what his true policy stances are...which a very centrist. Hillary will move the country far left, line her own pockets and continue to erode our national security. Also, the economy is headed for the skids again, so I'd tap the brakes on praising Obama...Hillary will inherit a mess if elected. Plus, Hillary's record of inaction and poor judgement in times of crises speaks for itself.

So circumventing the State Department security protocols to have sole control over your own communications isn't a sign of secretive, tyrannical type leader to you?

Anonymous said...

Are Bush/Cheney or Reagan running for office this election cycle?

Anonymous said...

I'd prefer Gary Johnston!

Anonymous said...

12:41 - Plus we have the added bonus of Obama doubling the national debt. Well done!

Nasreen Iqbal said...

There is a novel called "Seeing" by Jose Saramago where everyone in the unnamed country casts blank votes for President.

The government flips out and declares martial law, demanding that someone vote.

We should all just collectively agree to do the same. But you know one jerk would screw it all up for everyone, and it would probably be a voter for the slightly bigger evil.

Captain Eddie said...

Hey 12:04 - you are correct about an Air Force AC-130 Spectre Gunship being close by to aid the guys in Benghazi but, actually, the flight would have been a little more than one hour. The gunship was located at Sigonella Naval Air Station just southwest of Catania, Sicily. I have over 2000 flight hours as an Aircraft Commander in that bad boy. LOVED what it could do. . .

Anonymous said...

Evil 12:14 What????

Anonymous said...

EvilDoers 1135, EvilDoers.