The Campaign For DA

10.24.2016

Random Monday Morning Thougts



  • Channel 5 had a story on . . . 
  • Compare and contrast: College football: Oklahoma 66, Texas Tech 59. NFL: Arizona 6, Phoenix 6.
  • Talk show host Mark Davis this morning told his listeners to vote straight ticket Republican. I'm stunned by the straight ticket part. Incredible. But so many people who should know better do it.
  • First overall draft pick Jared Goff has not played a single play. And the guy starting ahead of him is horrible. There was an episode of Hard Knocks which showed Goff working after practice on the end zone fade. Without the a defense, Goff took about 10 attempts before he actually made a completion. He may be just that bad. 
  • Trump this morning: The election and the polls are rigged.

  • I replaced the outdoor wall light fixtures this weekend. You know, that's a pretty good bang for buck investment. Side note: Any of you guys recommend a particular outdoor sealant?
  • I never watch The Walking Dead but based upon the buzz this morning the season premier may have crossed the line last night.
  • "The reward for information on Zuzu Verk's whereabouts or her safe return was raised Friday to $100,000."  Two things: (1) I can't find the actual details on providing information on her "whereabouts". It's got to have some qualifier or someone could just say, "Texas" and hope she is found in Texas. (2) Who in the world would now come forward when the reward reaches $100,000 when they wouldn't do so when it was at $1,000 or lower? You would either do it for free or not at all.
  • Baylor has played an easy schedule, had two bye weeks, is unbeaten and #6 in the Coaches Poll.  Hey, they could lose every remaining game because they may not be any good. But its fun being in this position all the way through October when almost all teams have at least one loss.
  • Amazon has an ad on the front page of the Star-Telegram website where it is seeking employees. I'm not sure I've seen such a high profile "help wanted" ad.


64 comments:

Anonymous said...

I don't always vote straight Republican ticket, but the last few years I have. When you look down the ballot and everyone you are going to vote for is a Republican it just makes sense to vote straight ticket.

Anonymous said...

I HAD TO HAVE SOMEONE ELSE TYPE THIS WHILE I SCRATCH MY EYEBALLS OUT OF MY HEAD AFTER SEEING THE RTG'S. PLEASE POST A WARNING NEXT TIME

Anonymous said...

That's some serious avoirdupois.

Bacon should be delighted...

Anonymous said...

Just so you know the larger reward for the missing girl is to encourage people to actually get out and start searching for her...think I read he did the same thing to another girl.

Anonymous said...

The local Amazon has jobs alright...heavy labor for $10.25 hour...interested?

Anonymous said...

Barry you are obviously a smart, learned man. How you can be gullable to think that staticians and pollsters haven't always manipulated the numbers is amazing to me. Didn't you ever take a statistics course? You can always skew the numbers the way you need or want them.

Anonymous said...

TWD JUMPED THE DAMN SHARK YEARS AGO.

Anonymous said...

In before "No comment on" guy.

It could be Wordkyle. It could be all caps guy. It could be anon guy who has that single issue that I immediately stop reading as soon as he types "no comment on WHARRRRRRGARBL!!"

Rage

Anonymous said...

RTGs: A two-fer for Bacon! He'll be so pleased if he sees it, but kinda wondering where the hell he is ... don't remember seeing him on here in a good while.

Anonymous said...

Not a fan of your RTGs this morning.

Anonymous said...

I don't know about party affiliation, but can we at least come together and vote for somebody that will change the name of the railroad commission to something that makes sense?

Anonymous said...

Todays' RTG, you're kidding, right?

Anonymous said...

The reason the polls are phony is to cover the voter fraud and ballot box stuffing. Duh!

Triple Fake... said...

Amazon has been running spots on TV lately, a lot! That's a high profile help wanted ad
Selling points are:
~ weekly pay
~ casual dress
~ great co-workers
Nothing about benefits, pay scale, hours
This is probably seasonal work that lasts til right after Christmas. I don't know about heavy labor. Most of the work there is automated

wordkyle said...

I've given my rationale for voting straight ticket before. The lower level politicians are the farm system that feeds the national leaders. Your local Democrat candidate may be as conservative as anyone, but if he or she is sent to Austin, they provide the numbers that could make up a majority, which gives power to the Liberals who control that party and its agenda. Your once-conservative local person is forced to either support the Liberal Democrat agenda, or get sent home. Why do you think there's so much discussion in presidential elections about "down ballot" contests?

You might argue that in your local constable or dog catcher election, party doesn't matter. But that is also the feeding tube that gives sustenance to the national party. Small things matter. ("For want of a nail, the kingdom was lost.") If you like particular candidates, convince them to be in the right party.

Anonymous said...

YOU SHOULD ALWAYS HAVE SOMEONE ELSE TYPE FOR YOU.

Anonymous said...

Mark Davis & Greggo are the only two Dallas media members for Trump that I know of.

And yesterday on Twitter old genius Greggo called the late Jim Croce a terrific acoustic guitar player. It was actually Maury Muehleisen who did the great acoustic guitar work you heard on Jim Croce songs. Muehleisen died in the plane crash that took Croce's life.

Anonymous said...

"Side note: Any of you guys recommend a particular outdoor sealant?"

Duct tape.

Anonymous said...

Yes Wordkyle and you probably believe in trickle down economics and Eisenhower's domino theory.

Anonymous said...

Pretty much everything is fixed by government these days. I did not fully realize that until I began following this blog.

The daily missives found here read like a Democratic Party shopping list of excuses. Seriously, you should take those talking points you receive and at least be honest with the rest of Wise County.

Democrats and defense lawyers are natural born liars.

Anonymous said...

Speaking of Baylor, did you hear Junior on the Ticket this morning? Apparently he was on a flight with the men's bball team and they hadn't gotten the locker room talk sensitivity training yet. Tsk. Tsk.

Anonymous said...

Just stop with the RTG if you can't do any better than last week and today.

Anonymous said...

Arizona 6
Seattle 6

Anonymous said...

I have to vote straight ticket Democrat to cancel out Wordy's straight ticket.

Anonymous said...

The RTG on the right will weigh 250 pounds after giving birth to a couple of babies. In ten years she will be in a wheelchair and taking up a handicap parking space at Decatur Walmart due to her lower extremity joints being unable to support her weight. You will also be able to spot her on the cookie or soft drink isle there. I always told my son to marry an anorexic gal because they will put on at least 100 pounds upon reaching adulthood and having a couple of kids.

Ernest T said...

It is not that hard to rig the polls. The latest WikiLeaks reveals e-mails where Democratic officials are talking about doing that.

All that you need to do is to talk to more people that would lean Democratic than Republican. You would therefore have more Clinton voters than Trump voters.

Then you could claim that Clinton is leading Trump.

This might also effect some people who are Trump supporters going to vote. They see the polls with Clinton having a large lead and may decide that it is not worth it.

But then, this election has already been decided in Clinton's favor a long long time ago. They are just doing this election to make the population think that they have a say.

wordkyle said...

1007 - You don't??

Anonymous said...

RTG's bodies today are exceptional for those of us who like a little cushion for the pushin

Triple Fake John Holmes little brother Jerry

Anonymous said...

I'm voting straight ticket as a Democrat. Looking forward to seeing Hillary crush Trump in the Electoral College and maybe beat him in Texas.

Anonymous said...

Amazon Sucks.. Worked there for a year until I found something else. Yes they have a lot of automation, But still alot of heavy labor. Packing is still done by hand, picking still done by hand, they just have robots that bring it to you.. All trucks are loaded one box at a time by hand. And the boxes never stop coming. They are not good to the workers. Rush Rush Rush...

Anonymous said...

And how many girls had to be raped along the way so you could have your little chuckle and good times dance about Baylor being ranked #6?

Anonymous said...

there are two things that make life worth living... one of them if firm feelin women. well done Barry.

Anonymous said...

10:07 - you probably believe Obama and Hillary.

Anonymous said...

I've voted straight ticket Republican every time.

Anonymous said...

Cut out that newspaper article about Baylor....because after this year it's over....wink wink

Anonymous said...

Vote for the Vice President you like if you don't like the Presidential choice's. That is Pence.

Anonymous said...

Polyurethane. Home Depot brand is Quad. It's in a tube like caulk. Comes in colors.

Anonymous said...

I thought he passed away. Channel 5 actually had a crawler this morning that indicated the ceremony was a "memorial". Of course, it's the same crawler that indicated that AT&AMPT, rather than AT&T, was going to buy Time Warner, and that a 90 year old man in Waxahachie was still riding his bicycle. It's one thing to have interns at the controls of programming elements, it's another if they are kindergarten interns. And, isn't there anyone at all in the newsroom actually reading or listening as the same error is repeated all morning?

Anonymous said...

Goff has been dealing with a shoulder injury since the very beginning of training camp. Obviously details don't matter here.

Anonymous said...

Voter shenanigans? Guilford County, North Carolina cut its early voting sites from 16 spots to only one located in the county center. In-person early voting is off by 85 percent from 2012 (21,560 down to 3,295). Waits of up to three hours or more. Voting board that made the decision is appointed by Governor (who is Repub). Two Repub seats and one Democrat seat. In a majority black county. And a majority Democrat County. Yea, there are definitely shenanigans going on.

DF Karl Rove & DF Dead Lee Atwater

Anonymous said...

Some days, I'd kill for a job like that.

Some Houston Lawyer

Anonymous said...

"That is Pence." What a fucktard.

Anonymous said...

Yes, vote straight ticket. Don't worry about what any individual candidate thinks or believes. Don't worry about whether they're crazy or actually stand for any of the same things you do. Just remember, if they have an R or a D by their names, they will be sane, stand for your party's platform, and help out. After all, our nation was founded on you being an idiot and believing that any non-presidential vote is just a "minor league" vote for your MLB president.

Wordy delivers his daily dose of dumb like clockwork.

Anonymous said...

It's seasonal work, and Amazon (a client) has some pretty high standards. Your usual labor folks won't get these jobs because of the background checks alone. They're mostly for area students wanting some Christmas cash.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Hey Barry, no mention that Texas has now been designated "up fr grabs"?

I'M TIRED OF YOUR CONSERVATIVE BIAS!

Rage

Anonymous said...

With record stock markets and improving employment, don't you?

Rage

Anonymous said...

Holy cankles, Batman.

Anonymous said...

I'll just take guitars tuned good, thank you very much.

Anonymous said...

Where is Greggo ?

Anonymous said...

Re: RTG's
The one on the right has a tattoo on her ribs that says "USDA Reject, NOT fit for human consumption, possible MAD COW disease."

Anonymous said...

Nope, no you wouldn't!

Anonymous said...

They ignore all misdemeanors and some felonies....try again! Mostly blacks, and Asians working there.

Anonymous said...

Nope, no it hasn't, try again!

Anonymous said...

Kid, I don't know what you know about the legal profession, or what you think my background is, but I grew up loading square bales and digging post holes as a lesson for why I should stay in school. I've spent the last 22 years wishing I was back in the hay fields or hanging out with a crew on an endless fence line with no real worry but making rent and drinking beer. Packing your wife's vibrator into a box that was brought to me by a robot and loading it into a truck in an air conditioned warehouse sounds pretty damn easy. Sorry if you don't get as many smoke breaks as you'd like, but try litigating cases with someone else's life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness on the line, or even a client's insurance money, or some corporation that can afford to lose it but will jettison you the second you miss a deadline and because you own your own business you have to find a new way to put food on the table. After a few years of that, you'll love the option of bending over to pick up a box or two. While I'd only lose sleep at that job if I actually saw your wife use the vibrator, I lose sleep every day worrying about my cases. Not because I don't do the job right, but because I insist on doing it the right way. I've never missed a deadline. But I've never gone to bed and not worried about losing a client's case because of it.

Some Houston Lawyer

Anonymous said...

No, they don't ignore all misdemeanors. I have gotten expungements for people who were not hired due to misdemeanors.

Anonymous said...

Dear Houston Lawyer --

Quit. Do something else. It's never too late.

Anonymous said...

Yes, I am sure you have, but not at Amazon.

Anonymous said...

Woe is you buddy, woe is you. Most of the people working at the Amazon warehouse could never even get to your level in life because you had the privilege they weren't afforded. The level of work and door opening they have to put in to get a shot is double, and they also don't have parents to fall back on like you did!

And enough with the awe shucks country boy routine; never met a Texas lawyer that didn't spend his youth in the hay fields....right! It's cliche, the good ol' lawyer shtick needs a rest.

This is from someone who really did grow up in the hay fields, and not on my lawyer daddy's weekend ranch, or my parents farm, but knocking on local farmers doors and doing it for 5-10 cents a bail because I didn't have my own truck. I used that money to buy a truck, made more the next season, and bought a trailer. Put off college for 3 years doing this because I was financially behind my friends with well heeled parents. I did this at the same age you were swillin keg beer at a frat party with your Polo collar popping! Once I got up out of the field I never looked back, never want to go back, and despite what you think we all have tough days at the office pal, not just the lawyers! So I'd appreciate if you would apologize to all on this blog for your stupid comments above!!!

wordkyle said...

The AP just announced what everyone knew was going to happen: "Obama administration confirms double-digit premium hikes." How did this happen?

When Democrats temporarily had control of Congress, they rammed this legislation through without a single Republican vote, against the wishes of the American people. Any reasonable or even Conservative Democrats toed the line under threat of punishment or through bribery. Now the problems that were predicted by its opponents are occurring. Democrats should face the consequences of their actions.

The Democrat Liberal agenda is complete poison, and the party should be obliterated until it only exists in distant memory. It should be drawn, quartered, and the pieces buried in unholy ground. A thinking, rational, reasonable human being should find an alternative, ANY alternative, to voting Democrat or God forbid, running as a Democrat. Not because I'm loyal to Republicans, but because the Democrat agenda is designed to destroy the country.

Anonymous said...

I will be voting a straight Republican ticket tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

Must be a blast watching Baylol play junior high teams, in front of 25,000 fans, @ 11am. Sounds like so much fun!

Anonymous said...

I LOOKED FOR YOUR NAME ON THE BALLOT BUT IT WASN'T THERE, I TRIED TO DO THE RIGHT THING. THE ORIGINAL ALL CAPS GUY CHEF

Anonymous said...

Why would anyone wait over a week to seize the autos of people that may be involved ?

Anonymous said...

I'm voting straight ticket Democrat just to make Wordy cry.