The Campaign For DA

8.15.2016

Random Monday Morning Thoughts


  • The Trump-Not-Releasing-Tax-Return controversy is perfectly timed. And it was prompted by Hillary releasing her returns.
  • Trump is now blaming the press for his woes . . . . 
  • I don't know why Fox 4 News keeps promoting "YouTube sensations Brooklyn and Bailey" but their audience can't be interested. I'm not.
  • Last night I learned a group of people came out to the Trinity River near downtown Fort Worth to honor two guys who drowned. What got my attention was that they were part of the "DFW Kayak Fishing" club where its leader referred to them as a "brotherhood". Looks like I'm going to be joining a gang so you boys need to tread lightly in the comments from now on. 
  • Had the ol' "drop off the kid at college" weekend. The whole experience is weird.
  • Not as weird as having a flat tire on I-20 after dark in deep East Texas on the way there. 
  • I can't drive through Hooks without thinking that Barry Switzer came there to recruit Billy Sims.  I didn't see any signs for Sims, but I did see one for this gal:
  • I have a question: Why can't this plane fly itself? Seriously. The thing costs $148 million.
  • Per the Messenger, there looks like quite the budget battle in Wise County government as the plummeting of mineral values causes a crisis. A few positions have been eliminated -- something that never happens in local government. (One official said every county employee should have their salary cut by $5,000 to solve the budget crisis.)
  • Did you know the county has paid for a full time secretarial position at the DPS office in Decatur for thirty years? Side note: There are 38 troopers assigned to that office. Source. Edit: Link fixed
  • The death of Sgt. Craig Hutchinson of the Travis County Sheriff’s Office was ruled a suicide. Round Rock police who investigated the incident announced their findings at a 3:00 p.m. on Friday press conference -- the time when you want to bury news. 
  • More trouble at the Waco DA's office: A DWI prosecutor and Baylor grad was arrested for DWI. 
  • Paula Jones took a selfie with Trump in the background:
  • Let's find some parking by the Coliseum for the Dallas/LA preseason game on Saturday . . . 
  • Let's check on the men vs. women press coverage:
  • Crazy helmet that Air Force will wear on September 10th: 
  • I caught the first episode of Hard Knocks. I get sucked in every year. 
  • The Dallas Observer went hard to find out if Dallas DA Susan Hawk has been paid during her absences. No one in government will tell them. That's amazing. (Loved this line about our perceptions of Hawk going in: "Surely this sharp, affluent-looking, young (white) professional couldn’t be a junkie or a nutcase.")
  • I don't trust swimmer Ryan Lochte and he was less than convincing in the recounting of his alleged robbery in Rio to NBC News.


56 comments:

Anonymous said...

Trump spent the weekend campaigning in Connecticut, so he could stay home each night. A state he will never win and is not important. He is clearly throwing in the towel at this point. What a cluster.

Anonymous said...

No mention of the black guy pointing a stolen gun at a black police officer, who in turned killed the bad guy while protecting a black neighborhood,then the citizens of that black neighborhood the black officer was protecting responds by burning, looting, and rioting their own neighborhood?

Anonymous said...

My 13-year-old daughter was thrilled to spot Brooklyn & Bailey at a Meghan Trainor concert recently. Maybe Fox is trying to impress the teenage-girl demo.

Anonymous said...

If Trump's advisors were doing their job, they should have Trump offer to release his tax records and medical records IF Hilary will also release her medical records as well....

Anonymous said...

Side note: There are 38 troopers assigned to that office. Source.

The linkie no workie on "Source".

Anonymous said...

Fox 4 News should feature internet sensations, Bag & Barry (Bag of Nothing & Barry Lean), instead of Brooklyn & Bailey.

Anonymous said...

Why is the county trimming jobs? I read on this blog that the economy and job market is as strong as ever? I don't understand

Anonymous said...

Why don't men and women compete together in everything? Why is there a need for a distinction between the two in sports? How is "equality" equal to sports for men and then sports for women? That seems the opposite of equality. Everyone in the same pool. THAT'S equality. Anything else is protectionism or favoritism. It's as if the rallying cry in America is "we want to be equal but not really".

Anonymous said...

Nobody has to pay the $80. It's a choice. It's a service. That can work out to like $15 or $20 per hour. Where's the problem?

wordkyle said...

Like many of the things Trump says, including most of his more outrageous statements, his criticism of media coverage has a kernel of truth at its center. His Second Amendment comment had the media saying he'd called for the assassination of his rival. (Or editors running endless stories of "others" who made the claim. Same difference.) Yet Hillary's claim that the FBI confirmed her e-mail story (when he said the exact opposite) was barely covered, and certainly not for days on end.

In fact, the mainstream media seem to be covering Hillary's scandals as they did Bill's back in the day. It's not what she did -- which everyone agrees was negligent, careless, stupid, hubristic, and everything short of a prosecutable crime -- but how good she's doing in the polls despite the crime, the ensuing coverup, and the inevitable lies.

(The fact that the Obama/Democrat administration is fully complicit in covering up everything she did is pretty significant, too. (e.g., dragging their feet on FOIA requests, blocking implementation of judges' decisions, relaxing their standards when it comes to Hillary's behavior) The Obama Justice Department is essentially serving as her defense counsel.)

So yes, Trump is a deeply flawed candidate, but he's not alone in that, and the media coverage has made him into more of a caricature than he actually is, and the public believes the caricature.

Anonymous said...

People in Louisiana are reported to be gathering in churches and praying for rain to stop. Think about that for a second. "Dear God, we ask that you stop all this rain that you clearly intended to make happen...in other words, you are wrong and we don't like your will in this matter, but we pray that all things will be according to your will in this matter, we just don't like it and want it to stop because it's harmful to us even though you obviously want us to suffer this."......or something like that.

Anonymous said...

The "boys" in the gang might have something to say about you joining their gang. If they do let you join, they will call it The Silly Savages Oar Club.

Anonymous said...

Regarding the parking, it's $60 a night at the holiday inn fishermans wharf in San Francisco

Anonymous said...

In other news race agitators in Milwaukee used the police shooting of an armed black man to burn down their city and attack white people.

SPEAKS VOLUMES DOESN'T IT?

Anonymous said...

Hey Barry, how about an Obamacare update?

Anonymous said...

This election, along with everything the government and Fed have been doing for the last decade or so, are all a Truman show. We are Truman.

Trump and the pubs do not want to win. Obvious. The Dems do not want to win, except for Hitlery. She does not care, because her image is already in the shitter to the extent it can never be plunged out.

So when the economy collapses, as it will shortly do, the Repubs do not want any fingerprints on it. The Dems would rather not have the presidency, but cannot get away from what they have done.

So we are going to have a giant ole depression coming up. Crying and gnashing of teeth. More violence on the streets. Rural Texas looks good right now. I hope I can still get Copenhagen.

You fellers need to look at the actual, real, economic statistics. The stock market is a mirage. Companies borrowing money at zero interest rate, buying back stock. No place else to put money, beause of zero rates.

Boy howdy, this is going to be exiting.

Hey!...Maybe the pubs and dems can get Gary Johnson elected. Yeah, that's the ticket! Get him in as POTUS, then when the economy collapses, the Libertarians will be forever toast.

wordkyle said...

929 - Or maybe they're just saying, "Lord, have mercy."

Anonymous said...

Trump's head campaign guy took unreported millions to help Putin's guy inside the Ukraine? And now he has access to Trump's security briefings as a presidential candidate? No matter how much you hate Hillary, this doesn't pass the smell test. I guess the whole Manchurian Candidate thing could happen after all.

DF The Queen of Hearts

Anonymous said...

JD is trimming the fat. Those county employees better join a union fast!

John Holmes' Ghost said...

RTGs: Bree Olson and Britney Beth... sure looks like them.
I ripped my pants.

Kevin said...

AI could ever really replace a pilot IMO for war time missions, but this is very interesting and worth the read.

http://fortune.com/2016/03/30/autonomous-fighter-jets-join-the-f-35/

Anonymous said...

County employees better call the teamsters or seiu. Sounds like they need some protection against a 5 k paycut.

Anonymous said...

JD is right. Trim the fat. Cut those positions.

Anonymous said...

Air Force helmet looks like old g force cartoon uniform piece.

Anonymous said...

9:23 I agree .....supply and demand

Anonymous said...

9:29 LOL .....awesome

Anonymous said...

so how long did it take for AAA to change your tire?
I know you cant change it...

wordkyle said...

1026 - You're an example of how the media misinformation chain works. The NY Times article, which I gather is the source for the information you used to make your claim, says investigators emphasized that they don't know if Manafort received any cash. What the story does say is that he "should have known" about all the Ukrainian corruption going on, and that's apparently the standard for condeming anyone who's not a Democrat.

Now you, as a good hod carrier, incorrectly repeat something you thought you heard someone say, and other gullible Liberals believe and repeat it. Soon it becomes "common knowledge" and the truth is left behind.

Anonymous said...

11:02 JD is right trim the fat????? Your an idiot. How much did he spent to fix the rat infested Woman's Building at the Sheriffs Posse grounds. Talk about a waste of tax payers money. Get your head out of your a__.

Anonymous said...

If there are going to be pay cuts in Wise County, lets start with the top and work the way down. How about cutting JD's Salary and the Commissioners?? How about the "Car Allowances" all the elected officials get, then they drive county vehicles during the week. Make them drive to work like everyone else and then use County vehicles during the day and drop the "Car Allowance".

Nasreen Iqbal said...

At least Mr. Trump's hands might be too tiny to actually grope Paula Jones.

Anonymous said...

If it was still in control of the Sheriff's posse, it would be their problem and not a county issue.

Anonymous said...

That P-40/A-10 warthog helmet is pretty damn cool.

More "but Clinton... but the media" from Wordkyle. No surprises today.

Anonymous said...

9:16--Huge reductions in mineral values make for huge decrease in tax revenue. Problem is, any royalty owner can tell you they've been getting less $ each year, and yet the County Commisioners Court has sat on their hands for 5 years or so and NOW there is REALLY a big problem.

Anonymous said...

J D isn't paid enough.

Anonymous said...

Another thing to cut is trustees stop washing county employees personal cars... Just sayin

Anonymous said...

Start with the commissioners and go from there. They are all a buncha crooks and criminals.

Anonymous said...

The liberal ass media does protect Hillary, and any other Dem. At least be honest enough to admit that.

Anonymous said...

JD is from Chico with a Chico education. He is an idiot!

Anonymous said...

I'll have to take up for JD here. He made it possible for the city of Chico to move city hall into the old school complex and remodel it into a state of art facility. If it wasn't for him the city would still be stuck in that building on the square. He paved several streets in various locations and made sure Chico would be in good shape before he went to work as Wise County's best Judge ever.

Anonymous said...

Wise County employees are getting a wakeup call from J.D. Clark! Maybe they think they would be better off by bringing in new leadership like Tom Bishop and The Brandon Davis Band. Time to jump off the Gravy Train boys and girls!

Anonymous said...

vote him out

wordkyle said...

201 - Hey, don't blame me, pal. BG's the one who brought the presidential election and the media. I just followed the topic.

And if Democrats would quit trying to put an avaricious traitor into the White House, none of the rest of us would have to pay her any attention.

Bear said...

Funny how all these liberals are calling for the unions to come in and save the county employees. No consideration is given to the tax payers that can't afford to pay for the excess spending.

Save those jobs at all costs!

Anonymous said...

An individual working for the state(highway dept.) once told me, when the company I was working for was laying people off. “We don’t have that problem, the state never lays anyone off”. This type of mentality is exactly the mentality most government employees have. Trim the fat!!!!

Anonymous said...

Chico can have J.D.Clark back! Maybe he can come back and be Wise Co Judge when he grows up or at least when he starts shaving.

Anonymous said...

Clinton has been "running for President " for over 20 years you can be very sure that there has been careful attention paid to how her tax returns would look. Don't be so naive to think that the tax returns she released are telling a true story. Shes dishonest and everyone knows it..I wonder where the rest of her money has come from and is hidden away...

Anonymous said...

3:55

Why don't you "follow the topic" on your own blog.

You know...the one nobody reads.

Anonymous said...

We will if you will.

Anonymous said...

Why cant the Judge and commissioners trim some fat and take a pay cut

Anonymous said...

3:43 wins the internet!

Anonymous said...

I think the only people griping about JD Clark and his cuts are the county employees themselves. Bet they are on here and during their working hours.....

Anonymous said...

How many people would have been shot at the Dallas policeman killing if Waco Hiway Patrol had of been there ?
Easy on J P being the best Wise county judge ever. He hasn't even got his first dirty laundry back from the cleaners yet!

Anonymous said...

Can't business people hire protection when they have these riots ? I would go and furnish tools !Can't they sue the city for not protecting them !

Anonymous said...

People like Barry are tormented by nightmares of hand mutilation.

wordkyle said...

507 - So what you're saying is that you're not able to stay on topic. In that case you'd better leave substantive discussions to those who can.