The Campaign For DA

10.06.2016

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts




  • Trump sure is focused on raising money. With a month left, instead of campaigning in the swing states, he'll be in Dallas for a fundraiser next Tuesday.
  • Something having nothing to do with rehab is going on behind the scenes in the story of eleven people being arrested for holding "rehab patients" against their will in Irving. 
  • There might not be much on the line for this year's Texas/OU game but it does have some huge long term consequences. Everyone knows Charlie Strong's seat gets hotter with a loss, but there would be a heck of a storm in Norman if the Sooners lose again as Stoop's would have three losses in early October and is becoming Texas' whipping boy. 
  • Confirmed sighting of Decatur Motorcycle Cop making a stop on 380 this morning. 
  • Speaking of 380, I was coming out of Denton to Decatur on Monday and saw four motorcycle cops. It was odd because the were in the median together, all facing the same way, and in the "ready" position of both feet on the ground and both handlebar controls. But no one was running handheld radar.
  • A guy climbed high up on the outside of the Speedway Club last night.
  • Worth a watch. A "Curves Connect" dating site ad that aired during last night's wildcard came for those who have DirecTV.  It is affiliated with -- and I am not making this up -- FarmersOnly.com.
  • "School shooting assignment puts Keller drama student under fire." I'm not that bothered by the assignment (it is drama, by the way) and that shouldn't be the lead of the story. The real - and almost funny - story line is that her husband caused a massive police response when he called 911. He had received texts (and a photo per one report) from the wife/teacher where she "joked" about there being an active shooter situation ongoing -- texts which he misinterpreted. (Someone suggested yesterday that he would bet the wife/teacher had explained the entire assignment to the husband the night before as he stared at the TV replying with, "Uh huh. Yeah. Uh huh.")
  • I finally read Twelve Mighty Orphans about the high school football teams of the Masonic Home in Fort Worth during the 1930s and 1940s. It turned out to be a heck of a history lesson. (My dad says that Bridgeport used to play Masonic Home but didn't know when it stopped.)
  • The ALL CAPS guy might be a genius because he knows I don't have the heart to ban someone who might have more challenges in life than the rest of us. 
  • Pence looks like he should be a Democrat (kind of the Lloyd Bentson type) and Kaine looks like a Republican (the new style aggressive Ted Cruz type.)
  • Whatever happened to Phil Gramm?
  • "The City of Aurora will debut its Aurora Alien Abduction Haunted House and Twisted Oaks Pumpkin Patch, located at the old Trail’s End abandoned restaurant on Texas 114." Kudos for using the alien theme. Keep it up. (They should also go with a theme of a haunted restaurant where the tour takes you by tables of creepy people eating creepy things and then lead you into the who-knows-what-to-expect kitchen. The tour would end with a flash of light to simulate an alien ship crashing outside nearby. All the creepy people would then stand up and utter, "He's here.")
  • I put too much effort into that last bullet point. 
  • Kids in many colleges across the nation received a text around 10:00 p.m. last night stating there was a campus emergency and were to evacuate. It happened at Baylor, UNT, Ole Miss and Colorado to name a few. It was an error which started, oddly, when a community college in Houston tried to send a text to its students about a gas leak. Everyone is still trying to figure out what happened.


35 comments:

Anonymous said...

Curves Connect! It's all about chubby lovin'

mzchief said...

I love the "All CAPS GUY" (aka: ACG) and his off-the-hook, unhinged bit. I never had a crazy uncle but ACG is the closest thing I've seen to one, on The Blog.

Anonymous said...

Who would have ever imagined that Baylor athletics would have a worse reputation for criminals in the program & turning a blind eye than UT? Boggles the mind.

DF Coach Dana X. Bible

Anonymous said...

Those farm lovelies need to be beefy to lift those heavy feed sacks and hay bales.

DF Old McDonald

Anonymous said...

We were still playing Masonic Home in 1967. It always bothered me after we played them, wondering what it would be like to be without your mom and dad.

Anonymous said...


mzchief thanks...that was important.
what did you say to the people that do not like the guy?
oh yeah...get over yourself..................

Anonymous said...

The guy at TMS was climbing in the atrium inside of the Speedway Club, not outside.

And you can give credit to the guys on The Ticket for saying that the guy called 911 because he didn't listen to his wife.

Anonymous said...

Barry, from one of your bullet points on Monday: "What I want to know about are the details of the $916 million loss in one year."

Trump wrote about that subject in 2 books. Trump, The Art of the Comeback was published in 1997, and Trump, Never Give Up: How I Turned My Biggest Challenges into Success was published in 2008. I have read neither book, but perhaps your answers are there.

Anonymous said...

The all caps guy is probably Barry Green or someone he is acquainted with. Today's bullet point is Barry Green's way of saying goodbye to another of his lame characters.

Anonymous said...

The radar is mounted on the MC. There were two fatality crashes out there on the same day a few weeks ago.

Anonymous said...

Burly Caucasian girls with wide pelvis's back in vogue, is the only hope we have against the tide of proficient breeders entering the country. Those Latina's spit em out like an operable Pez dispenser.

Not Sam

Anonymous said...

RTG A plus!!And yes hope Texas wins causing Stoops and Oklahoma to part ways. Then Texas will lose 3-4 more and bye Charlie also, a win, win

Anonymous said...

You're no Hitchcock

Anonymous said...

"Whatever happened to Phil Gramm?"

Stick with me here.

Phil Gramm, after his investments in B-porn movies that Republicans seem to like so much these days, went on to be a vice chairman at UBS, the investment bank.

While with UBS, he devised a plan to take out life insurance on elderly state employee retirees without their consent, and make the general fund of Texas the beneficiary. To be fair, he's not smart enough to have come up with it himself. Nor was he smart enough to know that some folks in Houston would do the math and expose him. (Rage mentioned it on your blog four years ago here: http://www.liberallylean.com/2012/03/i-mentioned-t-boone-pickens.html)

The problem is, the state couldn't do what it wanted to do. So, with an annuity company out of Tennessee, who lobbied Ken Marchant, the state rep. from Coppell, they passed a law allowing them to take out life insurance on any state retiree in Texas and make the general fund the beneficiary. Not the TRS fund, or the state employee retirement fund, but the general fund. Without their consent or knowledge.

So, what Gramm did with UBS was buy annuities through the Tennessee annuity company, which would then use those annuity payments to buy life insurance on retirees, making the general fund the beneficiary of the life insurance.

But what happened when the retiree died earlier than the life insurance company thought they would? The annuity paid out to UBS.

And who was being insured? Retirees between the ages of 75 and 90. In other words, retirees who were already past their life expectancy.

So UBS buys an annuity, the annuity buys the life insurance, and when the life insurance pays off the state got a cut, UBS got a bigger cut, and then UBS got the funds left in the annuity to boot.

The general fund was going to make about $550 million dollars over about ten or eleven years.

UBS was going to make the rest--about $10.5 BILLION (how's that, ACG?).

Once exposed, nothing happened to Gramm. But Marchant was damn near run out of town on a rail, and the law permitting the general fund to do this was immediately repealed.

And I sat in my smug little office in Houston, laughing my ass off.

Why Guy said...

I'll bet she can grip and throw a 90 MPH Forkball with them Phalanges on them feet at the ends of them LONG legs!!!!

Anonymous said...

Kudo's for the RTG this morning. Outstanding!

Anonymous said...

On average women with wide pelvis structures have lower IQs than those with a more slender structure. Immigration from Mexico will increase the birth rate but lower the average IQ.

Vote Trump for more attractive smart women in your future.

Darwin

mzchief said...

To anonymous 9:33...

If ACG bugs you, IGNORE them. It's that simple. I don't know when society decided EVERYONE is expected to cater to the whims of some random stranger. FFS, they're just CAPS!

If at this point in your experience navigating social situations, especially the Internet, you've yet to understand the value of just not giving a spit what others do, I highly suggest you figure it out, for your own mental health and happiness.

disclaimer: I'm honestly offering sound advice and not being a jerk.

Andy Stevenson said...

Whatever happened to Katie?

Andy Stevenson said...

Twelve Mighty Orphans was great. Growing up in Boyd, the Methodist preacher and his wife died suddenly; I know what I was told about their deaths but I'm not sure it's the truth. Their two young kids were sent off to MH. We visited them some. I remember thinking how horrible it was that they just got sent away after their parents tragically died. It was one of those where is our good God in moments like this.

Anonymous said...

10:32, WOW, That sounded more complicated than how GW knocked down the twin towers.

Why Guy said...

Anyone watch the Baylor-TCU Women's Volleyball last night??

Anonymous said...

DAMMIT GREEN. DO YOU THINK CAMPAIGNING JUST PAYS FOR ITSELF? IT COSTS MONEY NUMB NUTS. THERE AIN'T NO BLOOMING CAMPAIGN MONEY TREE. MAYBE THAT'S WHY YOU LOST THE ELECTION.

DF ALL CAPS GUY

Anonymous said...

I CAN'T IMAGINE A BIGGER CHALLENGE IN LIFE THAN BEING A SHORT BIGMOUTH LAWYER WITHOUT COMMON SENSE.

Anonymous said...

@12:08 IGNORANT HICK WITH POOR EYESIGHT IS UP THERE TOO. DON'T SELL YOURSELF SHORT BUDDY.

TF ALL CAPS GUY

Anonymous said...

Hey, Old McDonald had a farm....HAD!

Anonymous said...

disclaimer: I'm honestly offering sound advice and not being a jerk.

Yet...

you've yet to understand the value of just not giving a spit what others do


Riiiiiight.

Anonymous said...



mzchief 9:33 here...

Thanks again, lovely dissertation (do you work?)

I don't really care about all caps guy, I was simply suggesting that YOU get over yourself.

Maybe there is just too much of you too get over?
Disclaimer?? Come on..
You never respond to someone that you don't give a spit about !!
You love me, come on admit it.
This is a crush thing isn't it?...Let's do lunch sometime huh?

mzchief said...

To anonymous 1:23...

I was actually being quite nice. As for caring about you, not really. YOU are the one who originally addressed me, since you cared so much about my opinion regarding ACG. Not only did you do it once but a second time. Seems, YOU are the one who's desperate for my attention and crushing on me and can't get over me being me.

As for working, I don't have to worry about that. As for lunch with you, not on your best day and/or my worst. You seem to be the type of person about whom I find it impossible to give a spit.

Tick...

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Anonymous said...

THE RTG HAS NO TOE NAIL ON HER RIGHT FOOT AND BARELY ON HER LEFT !! YEs I LOOKED HER OVER PRETTY CLOSE !!

Anonymous said...

12:31, I keep it on the down-low now. E-I-E-I-Ohhhhhh!

DF Old McDonald

Anonymous said...

Hay y'all, MzChief is counting how long it's been since she brushed her British teef

Anonymous said...

No you don't Green. Don't put that crazy liberal lunatic on my team. He belongs on your team. Own it

Why Guy said...

But... She's got toes long enough to wrap around the stinkin' pipe on which her foot is resting. I'm just sayin'...

Anonymous said...



she loves me....tock,
tock,
tock