The Campaign For DA

9.14.2016

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts



  • Is Trump's plan to have the federal government impose paid maternal leave on private employers a conservative idea?
  • The Ellis County judge used a little known legal provision to get herself a $74,000 a year raise. Does Wise County have a nine person Salary Grievance Committee which apparently has a ton of power? Something in the back of my mind says yes. 
  • Former Tech coach Mike Leach had a great rant yesterday -- it wasn't as great as his "fat little girlfriends" rant but still pretty good. 
  • Following WFAA's Valerie Wigglesworth's real time coverage of the Arochi kidnapping trial on Twitter is mesmerizing. (But I don't see the business side angle of WFAA telling her to do that.)
  • Speaking of that trial, the prosecutors better be holding back because at this point they've got nothing.  (And the boyfriend of the missing girl seemed a little too eager to embrace the assertion he didn't have anything to do with the case because he was "out selling drugs" that night. Hey, he might be a convicted drug dealer -- selling it to friends and friends of friends who wanted it -- but no drug dealer like him would ever say he spent his entire night "out selling drugs" unless it benefited him.)
  • I can't remember the last time I saw a weather balloon.
  • Train ruins marathon.
  • Trump was to go on Dr. Oz and discuss his health but now Trump says he'll just discuss health in general. (Admission: I've never seen a second of Dr. Oz's show.)
  • So the murder of the University Park fire captain was allegedly the result of his wife, who he was going through a divorce with, who baited him out to a remote area where the boyfriend could kill him? You're going through a divorce. Why kill him? 
  • Anyone seen Sarah Palin? 
  • Why don't all sports clocks have a one place digital digit for tenths of seconds? Basketball shot clock? Football play clock?
  • I'm guessing I'd love The Circus on Showtime about the current election but no one has mentioned it to me. 


31 comments:

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

Shot Clock/Play Clock: because those flashing numbers on the tenths would be too distracting to the teams during play. The officials do fine without them.

Anonymous said...

People that are around Sarah Palin wherever she has been are probably the ones that have seen her. Unlikely she's standing next to anyone looking at this blog.

Anonymous said...

Gaps in a moving train? Not possible. And by the looks of those runners, the train did not ruin anything...least of all anyone's chances of qualifying as an elite runner for the Boston or any other marathon.

Anonymous said...

I could go for a little "Leach" like honesty after cowboy games instead of the current whiner in residence who always says he saw glimpses of greatness every time they lose and that everything is just like it should be.

Anonymous said...

RTG: Thank you. Good Job BG.

Anonymous said...

The Circus on Showtime is fascinating. You should watch it.

wordkyle said...

"Is Trump's plan...a conservative idea?" - Nope, and yet another reason why Conservatives are not particularly pleased with Trump as a candidate. His best electoral attribute is that he's not named Clinton. But that's enough.

Anonymous said...

"Why don't all sports clocks have a one place digital digit for tenths of seconds? Basketball shot clock? Football play clock?"

You could at least link to the Deadspin piece from yesterday that gave you the idea for this question.

Anonymous said...

Dr. Oz = shyster

Anonymous said...

Trump isn't a conservative Barry. We're voting for him because we're in a bizarre situation where he is America's only hope.

Anonymous said...

Must doing something thoughtful for someone be a conservative idea? Every thought or deed need not be categorized.

Anonymous said...

RTG= Trifecta!! Clinton her best electoral attribute is she's not named Trump. But that's enough.

Anonymous said...

The only thing I ever learned from Dr Oz is that if your poop isn't "S" shaped you are unhealthy.

Anonymous said...

Re: Trump's position on paid maternal leave. Trump is way ahead among male voters but running well behind in the women voter base. He knows what Alexander Tytler wrote in the 1700's that "In a democracy voters will vote for the candidate that promises them the most from the public treasury". What these voters don't think about is that eventually milking the public treasury will result in a dry cow. Happened in Greece recently.

Anonymous said...

Going through a divorce, why kill him?
Insurance is worth way more than settlement in decree.

Anonymous said...

If you print the RTG image, I bet you can do the Land o Lakes trick with the one in the middle.

either or neither nor said...

Tom Landry is leading in the voting for The Greatest Dallasite of All Time. George W. Bush is currently fifth. Or is Bush currently drinking a fifth? I dunno.

I just voted for Rhyner over Mike Modano or however the hockey guy's name is spelled.

http://interactive.dmagazine.com/content/greatest-dallasites-all/

Anonymous said...

I am under no illusions that Trump is no real conservative. If he wins I expect he'll do things I don't like. But he's the lesser of two evils....by far.,

Anonymous said...

9:42 If trump is our only hope WE IN A HELL OF A MESS

Anonymous said...

I hate it when I agree with WordKyle, it just leaves a bad taste in my mouth.

Anonymous said...

Awesome RTG.... 10-8-8

Anonymous said...

Palin face planted into a rock. She's sidelined for a few weeks.

John said...

You've been hitting it out of the park with the RTG the last several days...good job Barry!

Anonymous said...

Then you are doing more than just "agreeing" with him!

Anonymous said...

10:27, I didn't get the memo on the S-shape. I just thought if it didn't float, regardless of shape, you were good.

DF The Poop Fairy

Anonymous said...

Dr. Oz is a sellout quack. He and Trump should get along dandy.

Anonymous said...

11:20 - Yes, we're f'd.

Anonymous said...

Hillary is the strongest woman ever in the history of ever. Her husband, who is still dicking bimbos in his house, according to Colin Powell, says she has the flu and pneumonia. That is one tuff bitch right there now. She is so tuff that she is going to be back out on the campaign trail tomorrow!

Anonymous said...

Well, all mine floats but I hiss like I snake with s's so I'm not sure where that leaves me.

Anonymous said...

Who has ever thought Trump was a conservative? Ever?

Ayn Rand

Nasreen Iqbal said...

Have weather balloons been used since the advent of the satellite?