The Campaign For DA

10.31.2016

Random Monday Morning Thoughts






  • Mrs. LL and I just happened to be looking at the remains of a house fire early Saturday morning when a guy walked up to us and asked us if we were the owners. He said he was "public adjuster." There's no such thing, right? What the heck was he up to? (And once he found out that the fire involved a fatality, he left.)

  • The Evil Empire beat Baylor on Saturday. Hot sports opinions: Baylor isn't very good, I'm not sure Art Briles' son didn't throw that game, and K.D. Cannon is the biggest waste of talent in Baylor history. And it's on him. 

  • Jim Harbaugh on Saturday looked like Kiefer Sutherland from Designated Survivor.

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  • Mark Cuban has to be coloring his hair. It's blacker than black.



  • And yesterday Cuban said on Fox News that Trump called him "a couple of times" at the beginning of the campaign. No way. No how. 

  • That vague letter to Congress from FBI Director Comey to Congress is just, well, weird. 

  • I have an official lock bet: Hillary will win the election. And I'll go one step further: I'll bet ALL CAPS guy any amount he wants. $100? $1,000? 10,000? Keep it coming.(Edit: I'll cap it at $25,000. I'm not crazy.).  Condition: He has to put his money in the hands of a third party whom I approve of beforehand.

  • There was a great bet on Liberally Lean many years ago between two commentors on the outcome of the first Obama election. I was to hold the money which, I recall, was $100. It was delivered in a  sealed envelope in my office. When the winner showed up to collect his winnings, he opened the envelope to find it full of worthless shreds of paper. (I did a blog post about it with a photo but I can't find it. A Google search for a Google hosted blog post is ridiculously awful.) 

  • Comedy gone wrong:



  • "A state forensic scientist whose work has been called into question will no longer serve as an expert witness or perform lab work in drunken driving cases in Dallas, Collin, Denton and Rockwall counties." That is huge, huge news criminal justice news. But this next sentence confused me: "At the request of court officials in those counties, cases pending trial that were worked by Chris Youngkin will be reanalyzed by another DPS forensic scientist, according to a statement from the Texas Department of Public Safety." At the "request of"? There is no way that's an accurate statement.

  • I watched half of Cape Fear yesterday. What a weird movie. It's chillingly great and creepy for the most part and then ends as a horrible action movie. And I never noticed at the end they were on a  house boat which was basically in the odd combo off a swamp and a hurricane. 

  • Off.



  • And I saw a portion of Gran Torino yesterday which re-affirmed my belief that Clint Eastwood may be one of the worst actors and surely one of the worst directors in history. Million Dollar Baby, anyone? (Think the GOP wants his "empty chair" speech back?)

  • And to think that tax dollars pay someone to sit around and post things like this:



  • Speaking of Fort Worth PD, the father of Texas Tech's quarterback was arrested at TCU game on Saturday -- by an off duty police officer. Too many cops?

  • The Messenger used the Stranger Things font generator this weekend on a Halloween story. You can, too.



  • Someone threw a sex toy onto the field during an NFL game yesterday.  WBAP's/TCU's play by play man Brian Estridge said this morning, "Does anyone know where [Traffic reporter] Laura [Houston] was yesterday?" And that is why the Trump supporters will lose.  The old, white, and oblivious male no longer controls the country.





  • 66 comments:

    Anonymous said...

    We certainly agree with you Barry about Hillary being elected. We have the most stupid voting public in history. Why not elect a failure in everything (with the the exception of being a liar and scamming people in the Whitewater real estate fraud). She is also a multiple felon...sounds like someone we need.

    Anonymous said...

    Skippy, Does that bet go for small caps guy too? Make it a thousand....

    Anonymous said...

    Barry is an old white oblivious leftist who can't see what's coming.

    Anonymous said...

    Agreed 9:06AM
    She is a known liar, crook and all around bad lady

    Anonymous said...

    Funny how the Clintons praised the FBI just a couple of months ago. Now they are part of the vast right wing conspiracy. Bill was done in by a vagina and Hillary is done in by a weiner!!!!!

    Anonymous said...

    Speaks volumes about electing a president that is under investigation by the FBI.

    Anonymous said...

    How did Slick Willie just happen to know that AG Lynch was in a plane on the tarmac at the same time his was?

    Anonymous said...

    GREEN HOW IS THAT COWBOYS PREDICTION OF LESS THAN 7 WINS FOR THE YEAR WORKING OUT FOR YOU SPORTS GENIUS?

    Anonymous said...

    If she does win, the movie Idiocracy will become a movie based on non-fiction.

    Anonymous said...

    No doubt the corrupt bitch will win.


    Only a douche would vote for her tho.

    Anonymous said...

    I think the position of "public adjuster" is legit, but they seem to be ambulance chasers. I had one show up at my house after a big hail storm. I would probably call one if my insurance company tried to screw me around.

    Anonymous said...

    And on Wednesday of last week, two Montague County popos were indicted by the grand jury...........

    http://bowienewsonline.com/2016/10/two-county-lawmen-indicted-suspended-from-duty/

    Anonymous said...

    I was wondering if Weiner had hired someone to taste his food and start his car?

    wordkyle said...

    "The old, white, and oblivious male no longer controls the country." I'll disagree some, without conceding the accuracy of your basic premise. From all indications, the oblivious are asserting their control. That's the Democrat goal, remember? "To produce an unaware and compliant citizenry."

    That obliviousness may win Hillary Clinton the election and result in her being charged with a crime before her inauguration. It's unlikely, given how transparently corrupt the Obama administration is willing to be to protect her. But just because she gets away with a crime doesn't mean everyone doesn't know what she's done.

    Ernest T said...

    Speaking of Fort Worth PD, the father of Texas Tech's quarterback was arrested at TCU game on Saturday -- by an off duty police officer. Too many cops?

    The police can't win at all with you can they? These officers work off-duty to save Fort Worth from having to have a ton of on-duty officers work the event. Every large event in Fort Worth does this.

    If they weren't working off-duty, then you would be complaining that too many officers were being used at the game and were not out patrolling the city.

    Anonymous said...

    DID GEORGE SOROS GO ALL BRUCE JENNER ON US? I'M PRETTY SURE HE'S AN OLD, WHITE MALE

    Anonymous said...

    Only a LibTard douche would not make this major story a bullet point:



    BORDER BLOWN OPEN
    ILLEGALS FLOOD IN
    FEDS HIDE NUMBERS
    'WORST WE'VE EVER SEEN'

    Anonymous said...

    Four million new Mexican voters since 2012 is why Republicans can't win with Trump after he called them rapist, murderers, criminals! Republicans can't win a national election without Mexicans! Duh!

    Anonymous said...

    Aren't you an old, white male?

    Anonymous said...

    Whispers of "payback" are being directed at Hillary Clinton after she decried as "unprecedented" the surprise FBI revival of its probe of her email scandal.

    That's because 24 years ago, as former President George H.W. Bush was surging back against challenger Bill Clinton, a special prosecutor raised new charges against Bush in the Iran-Contra probe, prompting Clinton to claim he was running against a "culture of corruption."

    Many Republicans claimed that the indictment made by special prosecutor Lawrence Walsh against former Reagan-era Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger the weekend before the 1992 election cost Bush a second term. The indictment, later thrown out, challenged Bush's claim that he did not know about a controversial arms-for-hostages deal that dogged the Reagan-Bush administration.









    Anonymous said...

    The majority of Generation Z has contempt for the left. There going to become even more conservative as they grow into middle age. It's cultural autophagy. Good people are coming out of a prolonged fast.

    Anonymous said...

    You forgot this headline:


    Man dressed as Freddy Krueger shoots five at Halloween party

    Anonymous said...

    .........Trump after he called them rapist, murderers, criminals



    But it is true. A vast amount of them here are rapists, murders, and other felons and criminals. And I rarely hear any of them learn English and praise America.

    Trump was not wrong.

    Anonymous said...

    Does that make her a "bad Hombra " ?

    Anonymous said...

    Is this Bizarro-world? I think I need to find my reset switch

    *Barry's Brain Before Baylor* said...


    "The old, white, and oblivious male no longer controls the country."

    So what category do you put yourself in, Barry? Your white guilt is blinding.

    Can someone give me an instance where an organization, institution, a governmental agency, a school district, etc., was taken away from 'the old white guys' (translation: conservatives) and it turned into a shining city on a hill?

    How about large urban school districts? They are so mismanaged that we won't have to worry about a voucher program. They will collapse under their own weight. Enrollment in these districts is way down and the charter schools continue to grow at a fast pace.

    Anonymous said...

    Did the off duty police officer just feel like arresting him at random? If so, then we have too many cops. But if the arrest was for, oh...being sloppy drunk and threatening people and inciting a riot...then I would argue the problem is too many drunks, dope fiends, public adjusters and murderers...not cops.

    Triple Fake... said...

    the off-duty police officer was working as security during the game. How does that justify the "too many cops?" comment? That's one cop doing two jobs.

    What's odd about the combo "off" a swamp and a hurricane? Hurricanes hit coastal areas. That's where the majority of your swampland is located. They go together like...PB&J, cops and robbers, nachos and karate! Well, maybe not that last one so much

    Your Clint Eastwood comment is merely an opinion, but it's contrary to his multiple Best Director/Picture Academy nominations, with two wins for each of those categories. Could your dislike have anything to do with his political leanings? You do know that he's a Libertarian-Independent conservative, right? Well, do ya, punk?

    Non-sports sports comment from last night's game:
    During half-time, there was a promo for today's Today Show. Was there some reason for an obvious misspelling or just an uh-oh moment for a major broadcast network, because I swear they spelt it "Haloween". Can anybody confirm that?

    Anonymous said...

    BOY YOU ARE FULL OF PISS AND VINEGAR TODAY BU BEAR. SHAKE IT OFF LITTLE BUDDY. BAYLOR WILL COMPETE AGAIN IN 20 YEARS OR SO.

    DF ALL CAPS GUY

    Ernest T said...

    Obliviousness is exactly the reason that Hillary will win the election. People are completely oblivious to the numerous criminal acts committed by Clinton and the entire Democratic party on her behalf.

    They are also completely oblivious to the numerous promises of Clinton to give us all sorts of free stuff, when there is truly no way that they will be able to pay for this stuff. It will be like Obamacare, where the people who truly work hard are being punished to help the moochers.

    Anonymous said...

    Foxnews had been reporting a landslide for Trump. Like most of their viewers, all caps guy thinks it's a real news channel and believes it.

    Anonymous said...


    The Longhorns should dedicate their win over Baylor to the female victims of the football team from Waco.

    Anonymous said...

    November 7, 2008
    Update on the hypothetical bet I was holding between two people regarding the outcome of the presidential election: Unless someone does the right thing, someone else got screwed in a shocking manner. But I'm going to give the man the chance to make it right before I say more.

    You never said more or posted a pic of the envelope as far as I can determine.

    Anonymous said...

    I'm sorry, you put brown people or women in charge of anything and in 6 months it will be so screwed up only old white guys can fix it!

    Anonymous said...

    "I received my law degree from Gang Rape U"....

    Barry Green

    Anonymous said...

    Liberally Lean.....Trashing Law enforcement....one officer at a time...responsible for nothing

    Anonymous said...

    Wait--I thought all those moochers would do the "honorable thing" and decide to become employed and pay for insurance, like Obama thought they would! To think that was the whole thing Demos banked on to make Obamacare solvent. How stupid can you get!! Moochers "mooch" and deadbeats are deadbeats!

    Anonymous said...

    So a cop working off duty at a haunted house and getting paid by said haunted house is affecting the tax payers how?

    wordkyle said...

    1028 #1 - "Foxnews had been reporting a landslide for Trump." Citation, please. The Fox News poll I saw had Clinton ahead by 3 points.

    I'm sure you weren't just spouting a lie so you could hurl baseless insults, so I look forward to seeing the source you provide.

    Anonymous said...

    It's not to late: Vote Gary Johnson

    Anonymous said...

    Dont bet with Denny Crane about the election. If you do .... make sure you see the money first. (Just Sayin ..)

    Anonymous said...


    Barry Green... chumming the shark infested waters of the archaic democratic party, hoping beyond hope, that the sea-hag you shepole insist upon supporting will not destroy this country.

    Barry, your predisposition to idiosyncratic lunacy may speak to the quality of both your occupation and your hobbies (blog) maybe when Hitlery retires- after her defeat you will too?

    Anonymous said...

    Texas will become part of the Democrat voting block. Also, the average IQ of Texas and the U.S. is dropping which will push the country out of the group of nation know as super powers. The U.S. has an average IQ of 98 and Mexico an average of 87, I believe. And the illegals coming to the U.S. are
    below the average for Mexico.

    https://iq-research.info/en/page/average-iq-by-country

    Anonymous said...

    Was that Dallas Morning News headline a crude attempt at humor? Happy ending, indeed!

    DF Dallas Asian Masseuse
    df would you like hot oil?

    Anonymous said...

    "What the heck was he up to?"

    Nothing good.

    Anonymous said...

    So Barry, you are admitting to facilitating an illegal betting operation with your good offices? An investigator will be by this afternoon.

    DF Texas Attorney General

    Anonymous said...

    11:59 - Gary Johnson always thinks that he smells cat pee.

    Anonymous said...

    Gary Johnson thinks that he just heard a car door slam outside.

    Anonymous said...

    10:28 #1

    Sorry wordy... if forgot my source. Here ya go!

    http://www.memes.com/img/608915

    Anonymous said...

    Well if Fox News isn't a real news outlet, WTF you call all the others??????????????

    Anonymous said...

    They should have an IQ calculator like the national debt calculator.
    And they should place it at the border, so every time a messican crosses the border we can watch the national average IQ go down.

    Anonymous said...

    Oh, and the Cooke County District Clerk got indicted for three counts of theft...........what's up with all these Republicans getting indicted?

    wordkyle said...

    1028 #1/1256 - Wow, getting caught in a lie in such a public forum must have really embarrassed you. I apologize. I treated you like an adult and gave you the chance to act like a mature contributor to the conversation, and you weren't quite up to it. I really didn't mean to subject you to the humiliation you must be feeling.

    Denney Crane said...

    Denney Crane has a copy of the certified check he wrote when he lost that bet 8 years ago, but was highly amused when they opened the envelope with bogus paper...

    Anonymous said...

    12:32

    It is only illegal if someone takes a percentage of the pot(the rake or the juice or the vig). If all funds collected are paid out, it is not illegal.

    Selz Contracting said...

    Public adjusters are absolutely real and legitimate. They are employed by ins companies and property owners alike for a number of reasons. Mainly they are used when the insurance's own staff of adjusters is too busy, or when the insured wants a third party assessment of damages.

    Anonymous said...

    Skippy, You should be glad that the FWPD caught the guy dressed as Freddy Krueger that shot 5 people at that party.

    Anonymous said...

    Public adjusters are a part of Jade Helm!

    Anonymous said...

    It most be horrible to be a tired old white leftist.

    Anonymous said...

    You might want to go back and rewatch idiocracy. You may have missed the point.

    Rage

    Anonymous said...

    Public adjuster is bullshit. Independent adjuster is (or can be) legit.

    Rage

    Anonymous said...

    WK's insatiable need for attention is amusing.

    And as usual, he shows his pompous assness. And yes, I know assness is not a word, but I find it most descriptive.

    Anonymous said...

    Hey Bu....

    I wrote your name in as Denton county DA.

    It's spelled Barron Green, right?

    Anonymous said...

    10:28 must be one of those college educated voters that vote for Ms. Clinton. Boy, are you the clever one.

    Go play with your hand.

    wordkyle said...

    517 - That's what I get for being nice. I express sympathy for someone (probably not much different from you) who blurted out something untrue simply as an excuse to insult another group of people. When called out, he responded poorly, understandable considering how public and swift the rebuttal was.

    And for being nice I get pseudo-insulted by someone who apparently still doesn't know how to use a dictionary. (I don't think it can be considered an actual insult if you use the wrong words.) I might as well just be mean to you guys from now on.

    Anonymous said...

    Is girl that graduated going to Baylor ???
    IQ apparently has little to do with being smart ! These people you quoted are living off us as we speak . America is being dumbed down and bought by these endless (gimmies) from the liberal government!
    How of the sexual assslts at Baylor are black on black ,white on white or combination there of ?