The Campaign For DA

11.04.2016

Random Friday Morning Thoughts



  • I don't think I've ever watched Good Morning Texas but the local townsfolk appear to be excited about its road show this morning. 
  • I went to vote today and was asked, "May I see your ID?" Whoa. Wasn't the Texas voter law struck down? Yes. But, under a settlement of that case, the alternative is to fill out a "Reasonable Impediment Declaration" under penalty of perjury with the contradictory disclaimer of "The reasonableness of your impediment or difficulty cannot be questioned." From there, you either had to have your voter card, or one of the following: A certified birth certificate, current utility bill, bank statement, government check, any government ID (showing address or photo), or paycheck. Sheesh. I gave up my five second act of civil disobedience and showed the ID.
  • And you still think there is voter fraud in Texas? The most trusted man in news, entertainment, and pop culture almost didn't get to vote this morning. (But I got a couple of bullet points out of it -- Which is nice.)
  • The creepiest thing you'll read all day: "South Carolina police have found a woman who has been missing for two months 'chained up like a dog' inside a storage container on a 100-acre property, the local sheriff said." It was on the property of a registered sex offender. Her boyfriend, who went missing along with her in August, has still not been located. 
  • Do you think there will be anyone who gets up at 2:00 a.m. to adjust their clock because they've been told to do it at 2:00 a.m.?
  • Dallas Police had a bad day: "Senior Cpl. Justin Shaffer was fired Thursday after he was found to have lied about his work and harassed his ex-wife, and Officer Ricardo Solis resigned amid allegations he approached two girls for sex last year, police said."
  • Death penalty cringe: With an eight member Supreme Court, it still takes five votes to stay an execution for review. Yesterday, four voted for a stay to review a case. Justice Roberts finally joined them writing that they were wrong but would do so as a "courtesy". That just seems a little fast and free with the issue of life or death.
  • This looked like a mess in Arlington after a truck lost its load of propane tanks:

  • Everyone on Fox News promotes their own book but now Megyn Kelly has joined the group. Her's is interesting in that she "details of her alleged sexual harassment by her former Fox News boss, Roger Ailes" including that he "to help 'advance' Kelly's’s career in exchange for 'sexual favors.'" Recall Fox News settled with Gretchen Carlson after she sued Fox over the harassment.
  • George Soros has donated $2 million to the opponent of Sheriff Joe and $1.5 million to the Democratic challenger in Houston's DA race. Not only are they state races, they are county races. 
  • College Football: Don't rule out a 2 loss Oklahoma team making the Final Four before all is said and done. And the Aggies could actually pull it off if they win out (and Alabama wins out including SEC Championship game)
  • I've mentioned before that Dak Prescott might end up being seriously underpaid. But can he do anything about it? All rookies sign a four year contract and the very important labor agreement provides they are paid according to how they are "slotted" (picked) in the draft. Dak could hold out but can the Cowboys pay him more if they wanted to? The answer appears to be no. The labor agreement says that rookie contracts cannot be renegotiated during the first three years. (Otherwise the pay scale based upon slotting would be meaningless.)

68 comments:

Anonymous said...

In a blog that is full of baseless opinions, the OU to the final four maybe the most ludicrous yet. Stick to ALR hearings little buddy.

Anonymous said...

How about a local sports topic... As in, when was the last time Boyd had a winless football season?

Anonymous said...

...almost didn't get to vote this morning.

Right. At least for the purpose of doing this bit.

Guinjames said...

For voting I used my passport. It threw them off a little because they didn't have the tech to read it electronically and a passport doesn't have your address. I knew one of the election workers so she knew I was giving them a hard time, I got the eye roll.

Anonymous said...

Don't know where you voted, but a photo Id is not required. Other acceptable ID are required.

Anonymous said...

As others stated, the ID is not required but speeds everything along as they have the technology to swipe your DL and rapidly locate your voter registration. Anything else just slows the line.

Anonymous said...

OH NO! COUNT BARRY AMONG THE DISENFRANCHISED! ... DID YOU VOTE FOR YOURSELF?

TF REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE FOR DA

Anonymous said...

For the life of me I don't understand the problem with having to show some form of ID to vote. By the logic of those who feel you shouldn't have to then why should you even have to register? I truly don't get how its discriminatory. I dont know anyone who can't provide some form of ID. I realize we're just a tiny sliver of the nation but c'mon....

Anonymous said...

Why are the voting booths in Boyd so close together? They're even curved in toward each other slightly, putting voters even closer together. With a long line, the option for "urinal etiquette" (leaving a booth open between you and the next guy) doesn't exist. So, in a very large room, you find yourself standing butt cheek to butt cheek with fellow voters.

Anonymous said...

The South Carolina guy who kept the woman in a storage container is a realtor if I read the story correctly yesterday. He's a convicted kidnapper and registered sex offender and he got a real estate license. Call me crazy but wouldn't you think sending a guy out alone with women to show homes with that kind of a record is a bad idea?

Anonymous said...

Really? How about a former speaker of the house?

http://www.usatoday.com/story/onpolitics/2013/11/03/jim-wright-voter-identification-texas-speaker/3422047/

If a wealthy white guy who was once third in line for the presidency couldn't get a card, how easy do you think it is for an elderly, poor, person with no transportation, warrants, administrative violations, etc.?

Voter ID laws don't even target the areas of voting that are most susceptible to fraud--mail in and absentee ballots.

Voter ID laws are targeted toward reducing the number of minority voters. North Carolina went so far as to respond to a study showing when the most minority voters vote by closing the polls during that specific period, which was called out by a federal judge.

In any event, the push to require voter ID's is a "solution" without a problem. The number of modern voter fraud cases is so minimal that it has affected the outcome of exactly zero elections.

Rage

Anonymous said...

It is not required after litigation. Republicans want it to be required.

And it was not there, ever, to make the lines move faster. This is a lie of Wordkyle proportions.

Anonymous said...

Hey--can Wordkyle come in here again and take his ball and go home when he gets called out for voting for a rapist, but gets mad at others who vote for someone who was cleared by the FBI? It's always fun to see him meltdown when called out for being a liar.

Anonymous said...

Everyone everywhere promotes their own book. Most people pen them to sell them.
Interesting that Oklahoma has played a couple of decent teams this year and lost both...yet you think they might be in the playoff...now that is interesting. Because the Big 12 (10) has to play themselves...their strength of schedule is weak at best.

Anonymous said...

There is exactly zero path for OK to make the playoffs!

Anonymous said...

You might want to tap the brakes on being cleared by the FBI.

Anonymous said...

No way Sooners to the final four. They haven't beaten anyone. Their Big 12 schedule is to weak. You don't get anywhere playing teams like Lousina Monroe or t.u. Longhorn.

Anonymous said...

Minorities shouldn't be able to vote, plain and simple. Anyone, white or black, who has ever received any form of government entitlement should be excluded from voting.

whisky O said...

Dak was 19 of 39 and got picked in the end zone. Not underpaid

Anonymous said...

Dallas sports expert Corby Davidson is picking TCU to win over Baylor and to cover the point spread. Country Club Corby went to TCU along with his old pal Greggo.

I have nothing to add other than Beat The Hell Out Of Texas Christian!

Anonymous said...

That will exclude 90% of white rural Texans.

Rage

Raymond Polone said...

My US Department of the Interior Bureau of India Affairs issued Cherokee ID Card worked in Decatur!

Anonymous said...

George Soros good. Koch brothers bad.

Anonymous said...

Voter fraud is rampant. The machines are rigged. It's all over the news, numbnuts.

Anonymous said...

And you still think there is voter fraud in Texas? The most trusted man in news, entertainment, and pop culture almost didn't get to vote this morning. (But I got a couple of bullet points out of it -- Which is nice.)



Yep. Hill County last election. 1726 more votes for Byron Cook than there were voters. Swept under the rug. Byron was going to lose. Funny how it was discovered after the election and there was no reversal.

Rigged! Hell yes!

Anonymous said...

Podesta prays to Satan. Look it up.

Anonymous said...

What do you have against showing picture ID or verifying the voter better than the system we have now????


You are always on the wrong side of everything that is true and correct.

Are you a lawyer, by chance?

Anonymous said...

You were just following orders Barry. Satan's orders!

Anonymous said...

So if requiring ID to vote discriminates against the poor, how are they able to drive, get jobs, cash checks, or fly?
I admit, I do know of some people that were born before there was such an issue about getting an official birth certificate and have always had trouble getting identification. Why doesn't the government step in and issue ID (after vetting their reason for no BC, etc)? Because then they couldn't make an issue out of voter ID laws.
As far as most fraud being mail in ballots- maybe, but how did those applications for mail in ballots/ voter registrations get done without ID?
I know Colorado had a ruckus over county registrars wanting to verify/remove people that had no proof of citizenship when they got their driver's license and registered to vote. The stink went on for too long. What is so wrong with making sure people that should not be voting don't vote?

Anonymous said...

SPORTS EXPERT - JOSH GORDON IS THE BEST WR IN THE NFL. COWBOYS WON'T WIN 7 GAMES THIS YEAR. SOONERS ARE GOING TO THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS THIS YEAR.

Anonymous said...

Wonder how many lawyers got fired, or arrested, or indicted, or convicted of a crime recently?

Anonymous said...

I'm fine with that!

Anonymous said...

Skippy, You got carded at the polling place because they knew you are a liberal weenie and everyone knows that weenies cheat.

Anonymous said...

Soros has donated lots of money to Black Lives Don't Matter but I would bet the same amount of money that he doesn't live anywhere near blacks or has any black friends.

Anonymous said...

Rage makes my trigger finger itch.

Anonymous said...

10:35

Prescott Stats

6 and 1 record including 6 in a row.

Only loss was by 1 point in the first game.

3 come from behind wins.

Dallas and New England are tied with the fewest losses with 1.

9 to 2 TD to INT ratio.

4 rushing TDs.

4th highest passer rating for QBs that have started every game this year.

Has been sacked 11 times, tied for 3rd lowest for QBs that have started every game.

And he's one of only 2 rookie QBs that have started every game for their team and has outplayed Wentz, the other rookie QB.

Yep, he's terrible.

Anonymous said...

Does Hillary know what town she is campaigning in today?

Anonymous said...


Rage, another useless analogy by a useless analyzer..
(No not speaking of sexual preference)

9:57 -liberal speak for: we convict the guy we don't like, while you can't indict the crook we support. Typical drool on the shirt mentality.

Anonymous said...

"I went to vote today and was asked, "May I see your ID?""

I didn't think they allowed wimmin to vote in Wise County

Anonymous said...



Went to the polling place off 380 and 377 yesterday, every sign leading into the entry (guess that's legal) was a Clinton sign.
Not one Trump sign, don't know what that means but when every news station spends ALL it's time dumbing down people by reporting one-sided news it begs a question.
The question however is too big for the people that hear whatever they want to here. The outcome of election won't effect most of you but it will effect your children and there children.
From what I gather on this blog alone, I hope most of you do not breed therefore electing the only person that stands a chance of losing to a non-politician won't matter much anyway.

whisky O said...

Now son I didn't say he was terrible. Cowboys record is 6 & 1, not Mr Prescott's.
With the defense playing over their head and that offensive line Babe Laughing Bird would probably have them at 5 & 2. But he is a grown man paid to play a game, he is surely not under paid.

Anonymous said...

Everybody knows questioning the propriety of Soros' political contributions is a dog whistle for antisemitism.

Don't be that goy ... er ... guy.

Anonymous said...

RTG looks 14.

Barry, do you know Podesta?

Anonymous said...

Two government officials in Governor Christie's office were found guilty of closing the George Washington Bridge. When illegal aliens last week were protesting on the bridge and brought traffic to a stand still, they were praised and no charges were brought against them. Is this a great country or what?

Anonymous said...

Didn't Obammy write a book? No, he is so interesting, that he had his domestic terrorist buddy Bill Ayers write two autobiographies for him.

Anonymous said...

10:22, you are of course including entitlement folks receiving Medicare, Medicaid, VA benefits, College grant aid, Texas Hazlewood waivers, etc in the to-be-blocked from voting pool? Just to be fair.

DF Department of Keeping it Real

Anonymous said...

If rage were a real person, it would be a satanist.

Anonymous said...



Hillery's Ho's = misaligned celebrities who's nude photos won't even garner the attention of Donald Trump.

Not relevant but funny

Anonymous said...

Skippy, according to you liberal weenies, Kenneth Starr wasted a lot of taxpayer money investigating Bill Clinton, so why aren't you complaining about all the money the FBI is wasting investigating Hillary?

Anonymous said...

12:06

Damn driver, how does his meat taste?

Anonymous said...

12:05 - Rage is a 501c3. Wake up stupid.

Anonymous said...

12:59

"Now son" first, I'm not your son.

Second, I'm probably older than you are, youngster.

Anonymous said...

Rage....I thought Jim Wright was a dumbass when he was in office and this just confirms it. If you can't present an ID to vote, most likely you are too dumb to vote anyway or you aren't trying. It takes very little effort to obtain the ID. If you don't drive, you can be issued a valid ID at your local DMV. I am sorry if that takes a little effort but no one said everything should be easy. Usually, dumb and lazy nets the same results. Our esteemed host failed miserably with his "act of civil disobedience" because it wasn't worth the effort. Maybe it is because he has a job to go to.

Anonymous said...

Blogger Raymond Polone said...
My US Department of the Interior Bureau of India Affairs issued Cherokee ID Card worked in Decatur!

10:53 AM

"India" ?

Anonymous said...

You know he's a Republican, right?

Rage

Anonymous said...

NBC Local News Accidentally Posts US Election Results A Week Early, Shows A Clinton “Win”

These results show Clinton winning in states like Texas (42%-40%), Florida (44-40%), Pennsylvania (44-40%), and South Carolina (44-39%), all of which are “battleground” states as well as must-wins for Clinton.

http://anonhq.com/nbc-local-news-accidentally-posts-us-election-results-week-early-shows-clinton-win/

Anonymous said...

Dallas police had a bad day? Why? Today alone, there were thousands of positive interactions between Dallas police and the public, and probably at least hundreds of police involved criminal or other situations that were resolved with no one getting hurt and officers being fair and kind to the worst of us.

Officers visited schools, helped at traffic accidents, let people pet their horses in downtown, and were engaged in "we appreciate you....thanks" conversations. They checked on old ladies on their beat, and kept kids from getting hit by cars. They did a whole bunch of great things today, and every day.

Those things don't make the news, so I guess they didn't really happen.

Anonymous said...

VA benefits isn't an entitlement in my book, but yes to the rest.

Anonymous said...

Barry, Cuban, Soros and Satan.

Anonymous said...

9:53 apparently niggers are to stupid to get an I.D. According to Democrats.

Anonymous said...

11:01. Yes it is. This could cause a civil war. More and more people are aware of it and when it happens it may be the match that ignites an inferno. And as usual the loons and Rage will tell us it never happens. This could mean war. Lock and load......

whisky O said...

Dot head Indian or woo hoo Indian?

whisky O said...

Then you should be old enough to know better. Bless your heart.

Anonymous said...

Raymond Polone, when you were a kid and played cowboys and indians, which one were you?

Anonymous said...

Makes sense to normal people.

Anonymous said...

Boyd has never went 0-10 until this year. They went 0-6 back in the 1940's.

Anonymous said...

8:57

KMA, think about it.

Anonymous said...

Dak us overpaid compared to people like Whiskey O.

Compared to his peers, he is way underpaid.