The Campaign For DA

8.18.2016

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts


  • This is a battle I've given up on. I tried for years to do what is depicted on the right but no one cooperated so I always found myself in the middle of a cluster:
  • Wanna see Donald Trump sing the Green Acres theme while wearing overalls? I didn't either but it was enjoyably bizarre. 
  • A recent metroplex high school graduate drowned at Turner Falls in Oklahoma. His family wants you to give them $20,000 for burial expenses. 
  • What's up with all the references to "convocation" regarding these teacher get togethers before school? Speak plain English and call them "get togethers."
  • Bad omen for Baylor's football season: During the Kickoff Luncheon yesterday the ceiling leaked and everyone had to move to the outer seats. 
  • NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A former Louisiana prosecutor who was accused of soliciting sex from at least 20 women in exchange for favorable treatment received the maximum sentence of 3 years and a $20,000 fine. Harry Morel, 73, was district attorney for 33 years in St. Charles Parish, about 20 miles west of New Orleans. 
  • Update typo this morning! Update typo this morning! Please issue an apology to a "perennial aquatic vegetable that grows in Japan and China."
  • I've mentioned before that I loved the two part Esquire article named The Untold Story of Silk Road. Part 1. Part 2.  I saw the headline of another article that I need to read: Stealing bitcoins with badges: How Silk Road’s dirty cops got caught. All of that stuff is fascinating. There's a documentary out there called Deep Web about it but there needs to be a feature film.
  • Dallas police and firefighters are pulling out all the stops in trying to parlay the sniper attack into a pay raise. Too soon?
  • And here's a photo this morning of Dallas PD applicants willing to work for the current salary:
  • Decatur ISD hires 30 teachers? Frisco ISD upped them by hiring over 650 "new" teachers.
  • Drudge promoted a "human sacrifice" video this morning because nothing says "Thursday" like a human sacrifice. Video here. Story here which pretty much says it's fake. 
  • I told you a couple of days ago that Lochte's "I was robbed!!" story sounded fishy. Now more and more are saying the same thing (see paper below). And you've got to love a judge who prints his Order of Detention in comic sans.  Edit: We may have breaking news on this story this morning. Developing . . . 


38 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's been a while since I was at the Ferrell Center, but I don't think they play football in there.

Anonymous said...

Always stay in the right lane

Anonymous said...

Swim buddies? I think he has been in the pool too long. Way too long.

Df Mark Spitz

Anonymous said...

Barry,

That recommended turn in the center of a divided highway diagram doesn't work if you are pulling a 20ft cattle trailer. I have to lay that bad boy across the entire center cutover. No room for oncoming four wheelers. This is Texas, after all.

DF Country Boy

Anonymous said...

They have $10000. on the gofundme for the guy who drown..that's enough for two funerals, or 5 cremations...wow..wonder if they have the extra expense of sending his body to another country. Some greedy people there. Sorry for their loss.

Anonymous said...

For the life of me, I cannot understand why the turning thing is so difficult for people to understand. But I can't count the number of times I've been honked/yelled at for doing the right thing.

Anonymous said...

That recommended turn in the center of a divided highway diagram doesn't work if you are pulling a 20ft cattle trailer. I have to lay that bad boy across the entire center cutover. - DF Country Boy

Your Momma must have taught you how to drive. I can do it in an 18 wheeler pulling a 35 ft trailer.

DF Sonny Pruitt

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

Yield Signs and Yield strips have done wonders to make people understand how to turn at crossovers properly.

Anonymous said...

Frisco opened 4 new schools this year: a high school, a middle school, and two elementary schools. I love their mission statement. I wonder how, with 54,000 students this is really possible!
"Our mission is to know every student by name and need."

Anonymous said...

9:31
Have you paid for a funeral lately? The most recent very simple funeral we paid for, with burial at DFW National Cemetery, no limos, and held at a church, so no use of the funeral home chapel, with the simplest coffin available, was over $9K.
I am not in any way commenting on this drowning, since I know nothing about it, but only saying that funerals are expensive!

Anonymous said...

In other news the Clinton Foundation hired an outside cyber security company to look at its servers after possibly being hacked.

MOVE ALONG BOYS THERE AIN'T NO CONFLICTS OF INTEREST IN THE CLINTON FOUNDATION. JUST ASK THE HAITI HOMELESS.

SPEAKS VOLUMES DOESN'T IT?

Triple Fake... said...

The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
They got the name of the river wrong, plus the preposition is incorrect. "Over" may be more grammatically correct, but not according to the title. One wonders if they got that info from the museum or if it's just shoddy journalism?

Left turn in median:
what's so hard about remembering to keep right?
That's not a Frisco problem, it's an every-freakin'-where problem!

Anonymous said...

You totally missed the appropriate Greg Looseanus joke.

Anonymous said...

In before Wordkyle says "but Hillary".

Anonymous said...

955,

My goodness, you really are a lonely, useless individual.

No idea how someone can allow another, online presence, control their life the way WK has control over yours.

Amazing.

Anonymous said...

9:47 -

They work to achieve that goal by capping the attendance size of each school - hence the four schools opened this year, plus another four or so next year, and so on. I've got 2 kids in FISD, one high school & one elementary. It's a great district, in our experience.

Anonymous said...

Dallas police and firefighters are pulling out all the stops in trying to parlay the sniper attack into a pay raise. Too soon?



Not really. Patrol officers and lower staff at DPD were supposed to be getting raises every time upper management did according to Dallas' own policies, but they rarely got raises. When that was discovered and found out 20 years ago, they took them to court. the way I heard it is that if those lower level officers ever won their lawsuit and got all the back pay raises they were supposed to get, it would bankrupt the city - which is probably BS. they could pay the officers all that back pay if they would stop giving themselves raises.

Just another way city government screws the little guys.

Anonymous said...

He was accused and guilty!

Geez. Downplay much???????? All DA's the same?


"I want to apologize for my action in this matter. It's unfortunate that I did what I did," Morel said. (Well that solves it.)

Its unfortunate that you raped and molested and screwed up so many lives?????

Anonymous said...

Well that's funny, because I bet you've spent more time responding to me that my lil' ol 6-word sentence about him.


DF living rent free in your head

Anonymous said...

Would you like to see Donald Trump sing the theme song of Green Acres? No, I'd rather hear Hillary scream and bark like a dog, have a root canal and a colonoscopy every day for the next eight years.

Anonymous said...

I don't see any coloreds applying for the DPD jobs. The Chief asked them to join to solve the problem but I guess they just want to be troublemakers and not problem solvers.

Anonymous said...

I really don't understand the whole Go Fund thing. We in our family have been touched by cancer (twice), death (twice in the last three years) and not once have I though to myself "self, beg for money". The way I was brought is to simply not accept charity, is looked upon as shameful. It may just another millennial thing I don't understand.

wordkyle said...

10:00 - Your judgment is correct, of course. The commenter is sad. But it's part of the Left's strategy to create a false equivalence between Trump's mistakes and Hillary's. Trump makes boorish and over-the-top comments, and Hillary committed treason. The Left would love for Americans to regard those as more or less the same.

Anonymous said...

The judge got 3 yrs and $20K for soliciting sex from 20 women over a span of 33 yrs?? You know Bill Clinton must be laughing his ass off. Bills conquest numbers are much higher and cost him nothing!

Anonymous said...

Trump calls for Clinton to be shot and for Russia to wage cyber war against us. Clinton has been investigated since 1992 in a monumental waste of tax dollars, at times with the Benghazi even falsifying documents, only to never be charged or even slapped on the wrist, but she's the one committing treason?

DF leftist

Anonymous said...

11:12 - It doesn't appear you are applying either. That makes you a troublemaker & not a problem solver.

OP

Anonymous said...

11:30....

You were raised right. People these days have no pride.

Anonymous said...

The migration north into Frisco (now into Celina) is a continuation of the white flight that started after I graduated from South Oak Cliff High School in 1963. It started with whites moving to Richardson. A few of the not so smart folks moved south to DeSoto, Duncanville and Lancaster but that went almost pure black within a few years. We moved west to get away from the crime and poor performing schools. Did not know that I was moving to meth town.

Anonymous said...

The problem with the Go Fund Me stuff is everybody now is on some kind of government program and has been for years so they think someone else needs to give them money and a better life. How about trying to get a job and pay for stuff yourself and not try and get us to fund you

I'm unemployed can I get a go fund me page until I go back to work?.

Anonymous said...

12:13

Trump's mistakes? Seriously? You call them mistakes or points of view and beliefs?

Trump will win TX, but he has no shot at the Presidency.

Anonymous said...

Love to watch Wordkyle act like he doesn't get his nose rubbed in his own crap in here every day. Like Trump, he probably really doesn't understand what a clown he makes of himself.

Anonymous said...

As a 24 year veteran of education: convocation = a waste of my time!!!!!!!!!!! If I could have a drink every time our self-absorbed superintendent said "I" or "me" during the course of the morning, I wouldn't mind convocation near as much.
Leave me alone for that 1/2 a day, and let me spend my time getting ready for THE KIDS!!!

Anonymous said...

But I was just kidding. Don't you folks know sarcasm when you see it. Sheesh! Biased media!

DF John Wilkes Booth

Anonymous said...

GO FOR IT.

Anonymous said...

3:09 right on the mark.

wordkyle said...

Treason vs stupid comments. It's your decision whether those are the same to you.

I think Hillary Clinton's purposely using unsecured, personal, homegrown e-mail for classified government information in violation of protocols and despite advice from experts is treasonous. What do you guys call it? Does the fact that everyone's worst fears about such a system being hacked evidently came true affect your opinion? Does the fact that she has continually lied about her actions to cover herself affect your opinion?

Anonymous said...

9:51 I think you overpaid. And yes, I paid for one cremation this year and it was $1895.00..no funeral will be held. Anything more is show boating in my opinion.

Anonymous said...

I'm curious how many of the new hires were old Rods friends of friends. This guy is s joke and is ruining this district. But atleast we have a 70K a year basketball coach who cusses kids and a indoor facility ! Give Rod a raise!