The Campaign For DA

10.21.2016

Random Friday Morning Thoughts




  • That Al Smith Charity dinner last night was better than all three debates.  I had it on and really didn't intend to watch it but it suddenly became can't miss TV. Mrs. LL noticed my "Oh, my!" face when I couldn't believe what I was hearing. 
  • Overall, Hillary and Trump took great and funny shots at each other. Trump's routine, however, had about a three minute section which caused him to be booed and some speechwriter to ultimately be thrown off the Trump Tower. Lines like “Here she is tonight, pretending not to hate Catholics,” did not play well. 
  • But the unintentional star of the show was Fox Business reporter Maria Bartiromo. It was mesmerizing. 
  • It used to be really weird that within a couple of days of when a guardrail was damaged there would be "Warning: Guardrail Damage" sign put out and then repairs would be almost immediately made. (It was weird because guardrail damage shouldn't be someone's #1 priority when driving.) Anyway, now guardrail damage lasts for months and months. The guardrails around the 380/287 exchange in Decatur look like a battle ground.
  • Former Tech coach Mike Leach said publicly that Arizona State steals signals and was promptly fined $10,000.
  • If you have any interest in whether the Cubs can reach the World Series, you have to find and see the 30 for 30 "Catching Hell" on the Steve Bartman incident. It covers everything from who Bartman was, how he ended up sitting there, what the rules are for fan interference, how the media inadvertently made him a target for horrible Cub fans, and where he is now. 
  • "Arlington police say pictures taken with phones stolen from a car were apparently backed up to the victim's computer."
  • The Supreme Court Effect of this election is in play because of the elderly age of some of its members. We all just assume that those positions are kept until death. Even I had forgotten that David Souter simply retired from the court seven years ago and is still active today.
  • Someone give me the names of the three Tarrant County assistant DAs who have left over the last couple of weeks. 
  • A girl claims to have found Bryan Cranston's new book in a bookstore at Love Field which was signed by him with an inscription and a receipt saying the book was free. Being the skeptic, I thought it was a genius publicity stunt by his publisher. (And it could be done in other airports as well.)  But Cranston was in Dallas on that date so it could be a single quirky gesture. 
  • The Palo Pinto County Sheriff was indicted. He was involved in a car chase that ended in a death that seemed a bit odd to me at the time. (I'll have to find my old link.)

28 comments:

SpanishWarDonkey said...

A lot of high volume roads are under yearly maintenance contracts; the state pays a company a fixed price to take care of all mainteneance for a year, since it doesn't have the man power (thanks republicans). The signs were there to protect the department because I can only assume someone sued after hitting an already damaged guardrail.

Anonymous said...

WOW, BOTH MAIN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES GOT A NAME MENTION TODAY.
ANY MORE TWEETS FROM YOUR RECLINER TO FOX4 PERSONNEL?

Anonymous said...

CONSIDERING THE CROWD AT THAT DINNER WAS NY ELITE THEN OF COURSE THEY WOULD BOO AT TRUMP(OR ANYBODY ELSE REPRESENTING THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY). FOLLOW THE MONEY IS A GREAT SAYING ISN'T IT GREEN?

Anonymous said...

Google the note George H left BC as Bill first arrived at WH. That,s how real men behave when they lose an election!

Triple Fake... said...

Of all the things you have listed in the Bartman point, the only one of interest is the rules on fan interference. The who/how/why about the guy doesn't register with me at all. Where he is now...who cares? Stop extending his fifteen minutes


The "pretending not to hate Catholics" line may not have been funny, but it was topical. Wasn't there an alleged e-mail on her server that was insulting to Catholics, or something like that?

Of course Bartiromo was the star of the show last night! Nobody really wants to see those other two boobs that are running for office.


Oh, My!
Triple Fake George "Mr. Sulu" Takei

Anonymous said...

Mike Leach can find that 10K in the change he can pull from between his couch cushions.

DF Fat Little Girlfriends

Anonymous said...

The 30 for 30 on the Steve Bartman story is really interesting and very sad. The guy's life changed in that one moment for the worse forever. I never knew the followup part of the saga that occurred after the game until watching that documentary.

DF Tommy Lasorda

Anonymous said...

An HRC staffer said that Catholics are conservative, and so they are more accretion of conservative politics and politicians. Big whoop.

Oh yeah--the HRC staffer should know, because the HRC staffer is Catholic.

Rage

wordkyle said...

914 - I saw that note as a gentleman transferring authority to the next man, warning him of a few pitfalls as well as encouraging him. There was nothing about conceding defeat, nor congratulations on the win, or anything of the kind.

Bill Clinton proved himself undeserving of the graciousness H.W. Bush showed him.

Contrast Bush's manners with how the Clinton administration left it for the next occupant. And you guys are willing to let those people back in the White House.

Anonymous said...

Well Hillary said it herself about the Catholics. I don't think what Trump said was in poor taste; it was definitely the truth.

And Cardinal Dolan has been a disgrace to Catholics the last many years. He will always be a very liberal priest - trained by Saul Alinsky.

Anonymous said...

Then Google what the Clinton's did to the White House on their way out!

Anonymous said...

The email wasn't alleged, dumbass, it is real and has been released!

Anonymous said...

Let's go West Virginia! Beat the hell of Texas Christian! Send Gary Patterson back to Cowtown and his goofy statue,

Almost heaven, West Virginia, Blue Ridge Mountains, Shenandoah River.
Life is old there, older than the trees, younger than the mountains, blowing like a breeze.

Country roads, take me home to the place I belong.
West Virginia, mountain mamma, take me home, country roads.

Anonymous said...

GREEN PLS DO MONDAY'S RT IN ALL CAPS. I BEG OF YOU SIR GRANT ME THIS ONE WISH.

Anonymous said...

That post isn't going to undo the Baylor scandal or get back the innocence lost by the thousands of girls raped at the hands of Baylor players.

Anonymous said...

Now 10:17,
You do realize that little salient point is not part of the moonbat's long term memories or revisionist history mantra.

Not Sam

Anonymous said...

Planned Parenthood should ask for the award back that they gave Hillary because she was associating with the anti-abortion catholics. Why do blacks love voting for liberal weenies that support planned parenthood when it's well known that Margaret Sanger started it to "weed" out the coloreds? It would be priceless to have the transcript of the speech she gave in secrecy to the wives of the KKK.

Anonymous said...

Today's RTG is deformed. I wonder if she has ever considered distraction osteogenesis to fix those short legs.

Anonymous said...

DAMMIT GREEN, THE REPORTER'S BOOBIES ARE PROBABLY THE ONLY THING ABOUT FOX NEWS YOU LIKE. AND YOU WANT TO GET ON TRUMP'S CASE FOR OBJECTIFYING WOMEN?

DF ALL CAPS GUY

Anonymous said...

Isn't it ironic that Project Veritas is doing the work that 60 Minutes used to do but CBS won't report on the democratic voter fraud that they have uncovered.

Anonymous said...

Who says that Hillary has never created any private sector jobs. It's been shown that she hires the homeless and mentally ill to provoke violence at Trump's rallies.

Anonymous said...

Do't throw down with TF there, 10:18. Honcho will come beat you down.

Rage

Anonymous said...

9:52

Once again....your consistent drivel....

Republicans right, Democrats wrong.....check you next January when another Clinton is sworn is as the next President.

You do realize you are the perfect template for what is wrong with the GOP, right?

And just to confirm my own party affiliations...I'm voting straight GOP except for President. I'm going Hillary for that office.

This will be the first time ever I voted Dem for Pres. and I've been voting since 1976.

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

No, only for you, Rage.

Anonymous said...

1. Sid Moody
2. Richard Alpert
3. Andy Risinger
4. Chuck Mallin

wordkyle said...

341 - Well, in this case, George H.W. Bush left an extremely cordial note for Bill Clinton as he left. Bill Clinton's bunch vandalized the White House offices and equipment when they left. If you interpret that as "Republicans right, Democrats wrong" then that's your decision. Ignoring for the moment their policies, and based entirely on their past actions, I don't believe the Clintons are fit as people to return to the White House.

As for the rest of your opinions, I'm not sure what about my comments irks you so much, but that's your own little universe. Enjoy your superiority.

Anonymous said...

wordkyle, you are a hack, and a bad one at that. From the article you yourself linked -

"The accounting office said similar pranks were reported in prior transitions, including the one from Mr. Bush's father to Mr. Clinton in 1993. ''We were unable to conclude,'' it said, ''whether the 2001 transition was worse than previous ones.''

Key words - 'similar', 'unable to conclude'. Also, in their report, which you obviously didn't read, the GAO said ""the condition of the real property was consistent with what we would expect to encounter when tenants vacate office space after an extended occupancy"

You compare a note one president left for another to the actions of a whole staff, which your citation even acknowledges was similar to the actions of Bush staffers in the transition to Clinton and that the GAO couldn't include if it was worse. But I guess it's all okay, you'll get to see the Clinton's leave the White House again in 8 years and you can try again. Such a sad little man...

wordkyle said...

The article was simply the first in my Google search, enough to point out the vandalism. From other reports: "The Washington Post this weekend catalogued what Bush officials consider real vandalism found in offices: pornographic messages left on phone lines, copier paper replaced with nude photos, sliced phone lines and computer keyboards missing the letter "W"....White House officials claim the GSA only documented damage to "real property" and to the offices themselves. The study therefore would not include the sort of damage the Bush administration claims to have encountered. The GAO, they say, did not even investigate the allegations."

As I said, this type of activity among their underlings is what the Clintons fostered. That's the type of people they are. I cited the vandalism as one example, not the entire panoply of why those people should not be returned to America's House. It wasn't just this adolescent behavior. (Incidentally, reports of previous transition pranks were notably missing until the Clinton debacle.) The Clintons were forced to return $50,000 in "gifts" which were not theirs that they took when they left the White House. Hillary reportedly treated her security detail like dirt. Bill's sordid behavior has been well documented. All indications are that the Clintons sold their influence after leaving the White House. This is the type of people the Clintons are.

Compare this to the decorum that both Bushes showed during their terms, and the respect they showed for the office. The Clintons have been excused for their personal behavior by huge numbers of people because of politics, but that doesn't change what they've done. The Clintons are trash.