The Campaign For DA

9.07.2016

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts



  • Random question: The dress that Marilyn Monroe wore when she sang Happy Birthday to JFK is up for auction. Guess the expected price it will bring. (Answer at end.)
  • I forgot to mention that our governor doesn't know the meaning of Labor Day:
  • The Star-Telegram has an odd story of a homeless ex-NFL player (probably behind a paywall here). I thought it would have to do with concussion or other hazards of the job. Nope. The one year NFL player for the Oilers had a great business but which, much to his surprise, ended up in bankruptcy. And I really can't find a cause of his struggles other than "it's hard out there."
  • There's a Pinterest convention in Arlington. That may be the greatest place on Earth to pick up women who you wouldn't want to pick up.
  • Chipotle caught a little heat for trying to be a little hip:
  • I had one guy, a Texas fan, contact me to disagree with me about whether Swoopes was booed on Saturday. Obviously, he said it was not boos. However, he says he was booing because he's a smart fan and understands that it is Buechele or bust. But he disagreed with me because he didn't think the rank and file at the stadium were that smart -- like people who do the wave. 
  • The U.S. health-uninsured rate has fallen to an all time low based upon news reports this morning.
  • Trump, like Hillary in other deaths, must immediately be considered a suspect:
  • UNT issued a crime alert this morning after a robbery and brief abduction last night. (I do not believe Trump is a suspect in this instance.)
  • I mentioned Burning Man and yesterday people trying to leave the Black Rock Desert in Nevada were delayed for over 24 hours after a  17-year-old girl went missing. It looked like a mess.
  • The Dallas Morning News endorses Hillary saying that "There is only one serious candidate on the presidential ballot in November."
  • The auctioneers believe Marilyn Monroe's dress will bring between $2 and $3 million. It was last sold in 1999 for $1.26 million.  (For you math whizzes out there, what's the average yearly return if you bought it in 1999 and it goes for $2 million.) 
  • That lady behind Hawk (to the right) looks familiar . . . 





    71 comments:

    Anonymous said...

    Another lawyer faiiing in a leadership position.

    ....and all Barry can do is criticize the the Tarrant county DA. She seems to be doing a pretty good job.

    Might want to tap the brakes on that one pal

    Anonymous said...

    Dallas DA has nice jugs and DSL.

    Anonymous said...

    Who takes a 17 year old to BM?
    Who lets a 17 year old go to BM?


    I laugh that she caused the huge delay during their departure.

    Anonymous said...

    I wish they would do away with Labor Day as a holiday. All it does is honor corrupt Democrat unions.

    They should replace it with Ronald Reagan Day.

    Anonymous said...

    RTG is awesome!

    wordkyle said...

    "The U.S. health-uninsured rate has fallen to an all time low..." - In related news, in 1968 more Americans than ever visited Vietnam, thanks to government compulsion and penalties for refusing to go.

    Anonymous said...

    "The Dallas Morning News endorses Hillary saying that 'There is only one serious candidate on the presidential ballot in November.'"

    Screw the D.M.N.
    Gary Johnson is the one serious candidate for POTUS whom you needn't feel like you should be voting AGAINST. Trump and Hillary are stealing votes from Johnson/Weld.

    I agree with the Morning News that Trump is not a serious candidate. I just cannot ever vote for Hillary Clinton.

    Trump is unelectable. Cast your vote for someone who is decent. Cast a protest vote. Cast a vote for the only candidate who wants the government to get its nose out of your business.

    Anonymous said...

    I would think Hillary would be a suspect in Darren Seals death before Trump since he essentially worked for her campaign. I'm not sure how he is tied to Trump, but nice try. Just another super predator to Clinton!

    Anonymous said...

    I don't suppose they keep statistics on how many formerly insured workers are now without insurance? People like me who work 40 hours a week and lost company sponsored insurance due to rate hikes that can't afford insurance through exchange? I'm sure not. I'm already punished for working and thus not being entitled to huge benefits...clearly I'm invisible.

    Anonymous said...

    If a 17 yo doesn't go BM they could get seriously constipated.

    Anonymous said...

    Man, I bet Susan Hawk is great in bed.

    And Wordy's back, with a non-sequitur. Hey Word, did Trump or Bush Jr. go to Vietnam like thousands of their non-privileged peers? I mean, as long as we're going down your rabbit hole and all...

    Anonymous said...

    The lady behind Hawk looks a little like Anna Kendrick.

    Triple Fake... said...

    "Trump, like Hillary in other deaths, must immediately be considered a suspect"

    I realize this is you doing a bit, but you're really stretching it to the breaking point trying to connect the dots.

    Anonymous said...

    Reports of leprosy at elementary school prompt parent notification


    Isn't illegal immigration wonderful!!!!!

    Anonymous said...

    So a blacktivist is shot by undoubtedly another black person and set on fire. Where is the outrage? Chicago hit the 500 mark for homicides yesterday for the year. Where is the outrage? A couple of instances of unjustified police killings and the country is outraged. The hypocrisy is sickening.
    Liberals are destroying this country.

    Anonymous said...

    Lady behind Hawk looks like one of those, 'and another...' but I cannot recall who.

    Hawk looks crazy as an outhouse rat.

    Anonymous said...


    You are just another fly on the paper of big government, special interest collectives and Clinton dominated media.

    How you shine in the impending victory of a most worthy candidate that makes this country proud at every level, due to the overwhelming majority that can only see her as their President.

    Doesn't look right now matter how you spin it Skippy, am I correct?

    Lowest rate of uninsured? By a liberal media outlet? That's equal to the amount of insured drivers by state mandated insurance requirements....unless one of the favored democratic voters (you don't need ID too vote)people who ain't from around here crash into your car and it's driven by someone that can't be identified or held because they aren't from here...but allowed to vote democrat???

    Here's hoping you Democrats all get to pay the uninsured motorist deductible soon and are left with a crap car because the dudes fixing the crash are the same people that caused it...Elect Hitlery that will help........................

    Anonymous said...

    Hey anonymous lawyers on this blog....

    How has Obamacare worked out for you....share your success stories

    David Hooper said...

    The woman behind Hawk looks like Debra Lafave. She was the queen of all "hey nows." https://www.google.com/search?q=debra+lafave&spell=1&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjgo-vcu_3OAhXs6IMKHSsXDA4QBQgYKAE&biw=360&bih=559

    wordkyle said...

    911 - You clearly don't understand the concept of "non sequitur." Have someone explain it to you.

    Anonymous said...

    The woman sitting behind Susan Hawk looks like Mrs. LL.

    I win! I win! I win!

    Anonymous said...

    You CLEARLY do not understand the Pinterest demographic if you think that the convention is nothing but old farm animals.

    Triple Fake... said...

    Did Clinton go to Vietnam?

    Anonymous said...

    Return on your Marilyn dress investment is 2.75% annualized. 1.26M growing to 2M over 17 years = 2.75% rate of return.

    DF Good at Math guy

    Anonymous said...

    Anonymous 9:11 AM,

    You got schooled and don't even know it. What time does the "Price is Right" air today?

    Funny stuff

    Anonymous said...

    Ronald was in a Union also. SAG

    Anonymous said...

    8:55 sounds like a thug hired by the Pullman company to beat up workers.

    Anonymous said...

    Really well, actually. We recently discovered that my wife has a congenital heart defect. It's nothing fatal or even serious (others reading this probably have it too), but it was enough for her to get dumped by our carrier. That made her uninsurable on all but group plans, meaning in order to insure her one of us would have to quit our current jobs and join a firm that offered it (our firm isn't quite large enough for a group policy). So we are now insured under Obamacare. Yes, it's a little more expensive than our old policy ($200 a month extra), but it may or may not be more expensive than other plans (it's cheaper than some, more expensive than others), and it's better than having to change our lifestyle just to work at a firm for health insurance alone, and of course it's better than her being completely uninsurable.

    So, it's working great for us. I'd rather have that $200, but without Obamacare we'd be paying more in other ways (salary reduction, increased child care costs because of a loss of control over our schedule, etc.). And we have not had any loss of access to doctors, or been dumped by a carrier.

    Thanks for asking. How're things for you?

    Anonymous said...

    I agree with Wordy, 9:11 doesn't know what a non sequitur is.

    Most of Wordkyle's arguments are false analogies, as is this one.

    Get it right 9:11!

    Anonymous said...

    Leftist Barry believes that taxpayer funded health care entitlements are "insurance."

    Anonymous said...

    Cops save black lives every day. If the cops went away, there would be carnage in the black communities.

    Side note: when you back out the violent crimes committed by blacks (usually on other blacks) the U.S. Crime rate is similar to other western nations.

    Anonymous said...

    In other news Obama is now acknowledging that instead of a measly $400M, a $1.7 BILLION payment was made to IRAN entirely in cash, using non-U.S. currency.

    THE MOST TRANSPARENT ADMINISTRATION IN HISTORY???

    SPEAKS VOLUMES DOESN'T IT?

    wordkyle said...

    1020 - Government compulsion, penalties for refusing to comply. What's false?

    Anonymous said...

    10:18 -

    My story is similar to yours, except my wife has MS. Removal of the restriction on pre-existing conditions literally changed our lives.

    Anonymous said...

    Nope. The difference is that I'll admit Clinton is a POS, but Wordy won't call out Republicans except in the vaguest of terms (usually along the lines of "they're not conservative enough", which is not really calling them out), and will often complain about Democrats doing the same thing he gives Republican's a pass for.

    You do understand that the hypocrisy is in Wordkyles favoritism, not my failure to mention Clinton, who I admit should have served, right?

    Anonymous said...

    You're lying.

    Anonymous said...

    10:18....I am making the assumption you live in Texas and if that is correct, your wife was not uninsurable. Coverage was available through the Texas Health Risk Pool administered by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas with premiums lower than the current plans offered on the exchange. Also, that was a PPO as opposed to the HMOs currently offered in Texas. If you currently have an individual PPO through another carrier, get ready, you will lose that coverage and your policy will migrate to an HMO. You say your wife was "dumped" by her carrier but we know that is false, don't we? The only way she was dumped after it was issued is she either falsified her original application or that carrier cancelled all policies in the state. Before you say we looked at the policies offered by the Risk Pool and they were too high, they were high compared to policies offered through normal channels at that time but not as expensive as the ACA policies offered now. Keep your plan and keep you doctor is a faint mamory now.

    Anonymous said...

    Hey Triple Fake,

    Clinton might have gone shopping in Vietnam with Jane Fonda but unless there was the promise of an exorbitant speaking fee, she wouldn't stick around.

    Anonymous said...

    I'll bet 25 yo Susan Hawk was pretty hot.
    Cfg

    Anonymous said...

    You are lying, it is illegal to dump for preexisting conditions! Nice hypothetical but 4 years too late.

    Anonymous said...

    That will buy a lot of speedboats!

    Anonymous said...

    Yes, the one good provision in the Obamacare act...but that doesn't mean you have to have Obamacare to be covered, that is what the lying fool at 10:18 forgot to mention.

    wordkyle said...

    Do you guys really believe my objective is to be objective? I thought I'd made it pretty clear over the years that my aim is to balance the discussion so readers can see both sides. BG is unabashedly partisan and presents only one side. (Often by non-coverage of headlines that hurt Democrats. So much for the "hardest working man in show business.") If you want to hide yourself from bad news about Liberals, then skip my comments.

    Anonymous said...

    There's a Pinterest convention in Arlington. That may be the greatest place on Earth to pick up women who you wouldn't want to pick up.

    I don't care who ya are, that's funny.

    Anonymous said...

    Your statements about the risk pool are incorrect.

    She did not know about her heart condition so it was not disclosed. When it was disclosed, she was dumped at renewal.

    Thanks for sharing your ignorance though.

    Anonymous said...

    Covered at all? No kidding.

    Covered for less than $2,500 increase? Nope.

    And dropping pre existing issues wasn't an option. It would have removed any coverage for any heart condition, ever.

    DF lying fool.

    Anonymous said...

    Of the two blondes sitting behind Hawk, the one on the left with her head down is Mari Woodlief. She was/is Susan Hawk's political advisor/supporter/spokeswoman/best bud in trying times. She cut her political teeth with Rob Allyn of Allyn Media, so she knows the in and outs of politics in Big D. I don't think she knew at the beginning that Ms. Hawk would be become a black hole project, sucking in every pr resource available just to remain viable in the public eye.

    DF Texas Political Observer

    Anonymous said...

    That is quite a claim claim about illegal immigrants when leprosy is commonly transmitted by armadillos.

    OP

    Anonymous said...

    The outrage is because police should be held to a higher standard than civilians.

    OP

    Anonymous said...

    you still prove the point that it has worked for those with chronic conditions.

    OP

    Anonymous said...

    The analogy. Try and keep up here.

    Anonymous said...

    10:18 you got exposed as the lying liberal dog you are.

    Anonymous said...

    "That lady behind Hawk (to the right) looks familiar..."

    They're both "Hey, now[s]".

    Anonymous said...

    Objective? Hell, Wordy, we don't even expect you to be honest.

    Anonymous said...

    Not shooting each other isn't really a high standard! That is pretty basic standard no matter who you are or where you come from.

    Anonymous said...

    10:54 is still debating Vietnam while the entire western world is coming off the rails.

    Anonymous said...

    3:43 --
    what do you know? You weren't there, man! hillary and jane went shopping in Hanoi!

    Anonymous said...

    1:47------------

    I'm from Amarillo and I resemble that remark

    Anonymous said...

    1:31...You say my statements about the Health Risk Pool are incorrect and expect that to be the end of discussion. Every comment I made was absolutely correct. Does that trump your statement? If you had a comprehensive major medical policy in the State of Texas in the last 35 years, you did not get "dumped" at renewal unless you concealed information on the original application. The question would have been "Have you been treated for or had symptoms of" and you truthfully answer no, the carrier could not drop your coverage. I limit this to the last 35 years because that is how long I have been in the insurance industry. You reference your "firm" and most would assume the legal profession. If you were dropped as you say, it would take a piss poor lawyer to lose that case. You also said you aren't quite big enough for a group policy. You do know it only takes two for a group policy, right? As I stated earlier, if you have an individual ACA policy, your coverage is inferior to grandfathered policies based on choice of care alone. Pre-ACA, a 56 yr old insulin dependent diabetic with a $5000 deductible was $680 per month in the Health Risk Pool. Would you care to guess what the same coverage is now, if a PPO were available? I won't stoop to calling you ignorant but I will say you are lying and a shill for liberal policies. You favor the ACA because you did not want to change your lifestyle but you are perfectly comfortable with others having to change theirs. Before you assume my stance on this is monetary, I make a lot more from health insurance now than I did pre-ACA. Higher premiums = higher commissions.

    Anonymous said...

    "The outrage is because police should be held to a higher standard than civilians."

    So a handful of deaths at the hands of law enforcement is more outrageous than thousands of blacks killing one another each year?

    Doesn't compute. Liberals feel but they don't think. It FEELS bad that a few bad cops kill a few fellows. I prefer raw data and numbers myself. Stop FEELING and use some logic.

    Anonymous said...

    Shenanigans. Half of this is outright BS. The other half is just wrong.

    Anonymous said...

    Trump, like Hillary in other deaths, must immediately be considered a suspect: Because black on black murder is unheard of in the age of Obammy!!

    Anonymous said...

    Damn wordy you calling out the hardest working man in show bidness. You know he has to work hard to tiptoe through the minefield and not discuss any of the many many democrats shortcomings.

    Anonymous said...

    147 armadillos CAN carry a bacteria that causes leprosy. Are you saying illigal immigrants are armadillos?

    OP = Ostrich Penis

    Anonymous said...

    The Tarrant County DA is a miserable wretch and 90% of her employees hate her.

    Anonymous said...

    You missed the point. The point is a "higher" standard not "high". You're correct, civilians shouldn't commit murder and we should be outraged; BUT the officers trusted to enforce the law MUST always abide by the law - no exceptions. Otherwise, they will lose the public's trust.

    OP

    Anonymous said...

    Why is it that everyone in raising hell about Susan . She has mental problems and has been trying to cope with it . She hasn't missed any more time than the average congressman . Practically every family has someone that has some mental problems. This Thanksgiving why don't you slap them on the head and call them stupid !

    Anonymous said...

    UT fans could be Booing in support for BOOshell as their rather when Swoops came out...They used to Boo his dad when playing baseball....Support for the name....Just a thought

    Craig in Cibolo

    Anonymous said...

    "You missed the point. The point is a "higher" standard not "high". You're correct, civilians shouldn't commit murder and we should be outraged; BUT the officers trusted to enforce the law MUST always abide by the law - no exceptions. Otherwise, they will lose the public's trust."

    Clearly you live in a fantasy land. Cops are human and will 1. make mistakes, 2. intentionally commit wrongdoings.

    Deal with it. You can't change the unchangeable.

    Anonymous said...

    Ok, not shooting each other isn't really a HIGHER standard! The cops shouldn't unlawfully shoot people just like people shouldn't unlawfully shoot each other. The fact we are at the point of discussing not murdering being the measuring stick for a higher standards is what us outrageous.

    Anonymous said...

    Why does it take 147 armadillos?