The Campaign For DA

11.11.2016

Random Friday Morning Thoughts



  • I had one guy list all the things I've been wrong about lately. I told him I might go all George Costanza and do the exact opposite of every thought I have. His response: "I'm way ahead of you."
  • Yesterday we had the first Wise County Bar Association in years with over forty in attendance. There's something very funny about one of the speakers mentioning ALL CAPS guy and how he was hoping a check would have been exchanged at the meeting. And he actually said "all caps guy."
  • Shout out to First State Bank and Andrew Rottner for hosting the meeting and buying lunch. (The man who has received more publicity photos in the Messenger over the years than anyone else now has used his super human persuasion powers to get free publicity on Liberally Lean. ) 
  • Think someone got to Trump? His tweet last night compared to what he said this morning:

  • I do not understand this. The guy does crazy bets like this one all the time. For purchases over a $2,000, he allowed customers to bet on either Clinton or Trump. If you won, you got all your money back. How in the world does he make any money? 
  • I was wrong about the first Wise County Republican being Todd Durden. Two years earlier in 1994, Judge Melton Cude was the first one to switch parties and win an election.
  • I heard the phrase "navel gazing" the other day. It means to be over-contemplative with your own thoughts. I had never heard that in my life.
  • This from a sitting judge on Texas' highest criminal court in Austin. I'm stunned the guy, especially a veteran, didn't put on a suit for the moment when he is sworn in.
  • Do you think Sarah Palin is sitting back and thinking she could have won? Heck, she might have. 
  • Trump got 86% of the vote in Wise County. You can't get 86% of any group to agree on anything. And I run a blog named Liberally Lean in that county. 
  • There's a very uncomfortable narrative going around that the more educated voter voted for Hillary. Example: "Former Texas state senator Wendy Davis says Donald Trump won Tuesday’s election thanks to an 'under-educated electorate'." To make it more uncomfortable, it appears to be correct
  • When it is all said and done, it looks like Clinton will receive almost two million more votes than Trump. Of course, it doesn't technically matter. But this tweet from Trump is 2012 is pretty funny now:
  • Trump as the new President has to make 4,000 political appointments. Want to win me over? Get the list and a pen and start eliminating needless positions. 
  • Trump's conflicts of interest are mind-boggling.  Someone comes to Washington as the guest of the government? There is no way that the federal government can choose, and write a check to, the new Trump hotel. And that is the mildest example I could come up with. 
  • I had the strangest email asking me to take down a comment where someone questioned Johnny Football's sexuality because it was allegedly defamatory. It quoted my policy of taking down anything anyone asks and quoted the comment. And it came from an email address that ended with "aussiemail.com.au". What's up with that? 




69 comments:

Anonymous said...

I don't know if this information is correct. It says that Trump got more votes than Clinton:

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2016/11/hillary_wins_the_popular_vote__not_.html

Anonymous said...

Okay, I gave Trump a chance and he blew it on his tweet about professional protesters incited by the media and then started whining! Anyone listening to the interviews understand they are not being paid! Some are protesting the electoral college being unfair, just like Trump thought!

Oh, boy, we have a mental case as the President elect who will continue to act like a first grader. And kids are following his example by shouting to build a wall at school in front of Hispanics! Should Hispanics be afraid? Of course, we have a history of deporting Hispanics and it is a dark part of our history!

Someone has to rip twitter away from this psychopath before he starts a race war in the streets and schools!

Anonymous said...

After how this week has gone, the RTG for today..YUM! Thank you BG.

Anonymous said...

Have you ever heard of "hand wringing?"

Anonymous said...

DON'T CONFUSE MORE EDUCATED WITH SMARTER. YOU HAVE A PIECE OF PAPER STATING YOU ARE MORE EDUCATED THAN MYSELF, BUT I KNOW HOW TO OVERHAUL AN ENGINE, BUILD A CHICKEN COOP, POUR A SLAB FOR MY PATIO. (CUE UP HANK JR "COUNTRY BOY CAN SURVIVE") YOU DON'T KNOW HOW TO BUILD A PVC BATTING CAGE, OR GET YOUR NAME ON THE BALLOT AS A CANDIDATE FOR DA

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


The problematic words are "under educated". That is an elitist term if I ever heard one. The education that most people need to make a solid choice for president is experience in the real world. Not experience in college, or experience in picking up your government assistance, or experience in looting and rioting, or experience in acting or singing or throwing a football. The people that got Mr. Trump elected are the people that get things done in this country. Not the ones that sit back and bitch about everything. We have plenty of education and we are damned tired of watching lying politicians run us and this country into the ground.

Triple Fake... said...

I wonder if former Texas state senator Wendy Davis would be comfortable with the opposite of an Idiocracy? Proof of your advanced degree is required to cast a vote!
Next, somebody is gonna say that a "free" college education would solve the problem of an under-educated electorate

Anonymous said...

MY DEGREE CAME FROM COACH HILL'S SCHOOL OF HARD KNOCKS... HOW MUCH DO YOU THINK SOROS IS PAYING THE PROTESTERS? THAT MIGHT BE GOOD WORK FOR THOSE THAT ARE SO MUCH BETTER EDUCATED THAN TRUMPERS

Anonymous said...

Check your calculator on the 2 million. She's currently at about 330,000 more votes. Maybe the other 1.7MM were emailed votes that have been deleted :-)

Happy Friday and get us out of here early today!

Anonymous said...

Pavback is going to be a bitch. You libs just keep on running your mouths... it makes it easier to spot who you are.

Anonymous said...

Great job on the RTG today!

Michael Kenyon said...

Nobody wears a suit anymore.

wordkyle said...

Wendy Davis says Donald Trump won Tuesday’s election thanks to an 'under-educated electorate' - Two things: First, the graph used to illustrate the point oversells it. Clinton won the college-educated vote 52%-43%. More, sure, but it shows that Trump got a large percentage of so-called "educated" voters.
Second, a larger percentage of Latinos voted for Trump than they did for Romney in 2012. This defies our host's certainty that Latinos will vote Democrat as a bloc simply because of their race/culture. This election showed that Latinos are, like anyone else, capable of considering issues that matter to them more than simply historical party loyalty.

My own opinion is that Clinton's flaws simply outweighed Trump's. A better Democrat candidate probably could have won.

Anonymous said...

Trump is the Antichrist? Wow! Well, the numbers do tell a story.

1. Trump Tower is on 666 Fifth Avenue, New York City
2. The Tower measures 666 feet tall
3. Trump inherited his grandmother’s real estate empire when she died on June 6, 1966 = 6-6-6
4. Announced his candidacy for president on June 16, 2015 = 6 + (1×6) + (1+5) = 6-6-6
5. The year 2016 when he won the US election = 666+666+666+6+6+6

DF Revelations

Anonymous said...

2 Million? Check your zeroes- the largest gap I have seen is right around 400,000.
Look at the NYT Election 2016 map by county and it explains why we have an electoral college.

wordkyle said...

Incidentally, those "educated" Clinton supporters have been out the last couple of days rioting and tearing up their own cities. That's pretty smart.

wordkyle said...

A non-blog post question: Is anyone else receiving error messages while trying to post comments?

Anonymous said...

Hopefully President Trump will pass a law making it a crime for fat girls to wear yoga pants.

-buyerninety

Anonymous said...

You don't incite the pit bull armed with a rainbow flag and harsh words.

Barry, if you ever listened to Mattress Mack on 740 am and the Michael Berry show spots then you would know the answer.
The man is a staunch conservative who is patriotic to a fault and he will bet on that theorem even if it cost him a fortune.

Not Sam

Anonymous said...

The State of Texas Unclaimed Property website has $351.05 for the fat guy law clerk who passed the bar. That will buy a lot of donuts and he looks like a big donut eater.

I'm always happy to help out a shipmate.

Anonymous said...

wordkyle, Half of the Trump vote were white evangelicals; many who belief the earth was created in a few thousand years, deny the science of global warming and believe abortion should be denied to women or girls in case of rape or incest! So the remaining vote came from the white working class without a college education and die hard Republicans!
Romney won more votes than Trump; Trump did not win the popular vote being the 5th president to take office without the popular vote.
So many are praying the President Trump will not be the candidate Trump! After so many evangelical preachers told their congregations to vote Republican, I hope when Candidate Trump emerges, they will call Falwell and Dobson to rein him in! After all, without their support Trump would not be in the White House.

Anonymous said...

Whoa! Hold off on the "more educated" line.
What advanced degrees?
Lawyers, Doctors, Psychologists, Adjunct Professors of Composition at UT, the myriad of people with MBAs.
As opposed to people without advanced degrees
Mechanics Machinists, Electricians, Welders, Plumbers, Carpenters, Cops, EMTs, Firefighters and all the other people you call when you really need help.

wordkyle said...

1031 - I'll be happy to consider your opinions if you'll give your sources. You mention the number of white evangelical voters, the number of them with specific beliefs, etc. So please show your work...on all your claims.

mzchief said...

Actually, it is concerning for there to be any well-organized group of professional agitators to be the ones ramping up emotions and encouraging violence among protestors. Good on Trump for pointing out this fact. Trump also gets credit for acknowledging the difference between genuine citizen protestors and professional agitators and praising the passion of small groups of citizen protestors.


Honestly, that really felt horrible to type. I don't like being in a position to defend Trump. Say what you will about Obama, he's a good man and truly sincere in his belief as to what he thinks is best for the US and Americans. I can't say I get the same feeling from Trump but I certainly KNOW it isn't true for Hillary.

John G said...

On the furniture guy letting you bet on the election and win back what you spent. Check out http://www.scapromotions.com/

They are the ones that make that event and others possible. It is all about the odds.

RatherBeSailing said...

The saying use to be, " Contemplating one's navel."

mzchief said...

To wordkyle @ 10:04...
I've been getting the "Bad Request 404 error" message for a couple of months and actually it's one of the reasons I've stopped bothering to comment on The Blog. I now copy anything I really care about getting submitted and just paste the message and resubmit until I finally don't get the error message.

Anonymous said...

404 for anything with an html link Too!
Don't make me complain to Donald!

Anonymous said...

I cannot find a single instance anywhere on the internet showing her winning the popular vote by more than a couple hundred thousand. That 2 million number came straight from a "snowflake"

Anonymous said...

Don't feel too bad. If it's any conclsolation you'll delete your own post soon anyway.

Anonymous said...

I don't see my earlier comment, but I've been using SCA for years. Great outfit.

Rage

Anonymous said...

You should give up after the first one.

We'll all thank you.

Anonymous said...

Must be pretty good mark up in the mattress business

Anonymous said...

BG I have to ask. Is today's RTG an over head shot of Mrs. LL?

Anonymous said...

RTG= 10+ Wow

Anonymous said...

LOOK RETARD MATTRESS MACK HEDGES HIS BETS BY BETTING THE OTHER SIDE IN VEGAS. BELIEVE ME THAT MAN AINT LOSING A DIME.

Anonymous said...

Barry....You, along with many, equate a college degree with intelligence. Even though I have a college degree, I learned early on a degree is one path in life and many smart people choose another path. LA Times/Dornsife poll is the only major poll predicting a possible Trump win. The disconnect within that poll was the disparity between education and income. While it was clear the majority of people with college degrees+ were in the Hillary camp, the only income segment in the Hillary camp were people earning <$35000 per year. The only degrees I know of making that little are art degrees or social workers. Strange, huh?

Anonymous said...

10:31 guess what? TRUMP won,,, Deal with it Loooooooser

Anonymous said...

FOR THOSE OF US THAT HAVE SEEN MRS. LL BELIEVE YOU ME THAT PHOTO DOESN'T DO HER GORGEOUS BODY JUSTICE. HOW AN GOOFY LOOKING NIMROD LIKE GREEN GOT HER IS BEYOND ME.

Anonymous said...

OMG, I died on the Cross for you people and you go and elect Trump? Weren't you paying attention to what I said? Let me repeat a few biggies:

Blessed are the meek.
Blessed are the merciful.
Blessed are the pure in heart.
Blessed are the peacemakers.
Beware of false prophets.
Love your neighbor.
Beware false teaching.
Do not commit adultery.
Judge not.
Keep your word.
Forgive.

Let's start with those. I'll get back to you with more later.

DF Jesus H. Christ
DF Taking a holiday

Anonymous said...

wordkyle, How Religious Americans voted in Election 2016 Juicy Ecumenism. What some evangelicals believe are from articles I've read and personal experience with fundamental Christian on creation, abortion and global warming.

Anonymous said...

I think Russia's hacked in to your blog, LL. If you use any browser other than Google Chrome, it's a sh&tsh0w trying to comment.

Anonymous said...

Trump as the new President has to make 4,000 political appointments. Want to win me over? Get the list and a pen and start eliminating needless positions.

Did you suggest the same thing to Barry Obama ? Of course you didn't...get out of the way Americans have work to do

Anonymous said...

40 lawyers in Wise county all fighting for scraps...ridiculous

Anonymous said...

I had the strangest email asking me to take down a comment where someone questioned Johnny Football's sexuality because it was allegedly defamatory. It quoted my policy of taking down anything anyone asks and quoted the comment. And it came from an email address that ended with "aussiemail.com.au". What's up with that?

I guess your disliked globally or another lawyer messin with you

Anonymous said...

"I had the strangest email asking me to take down a comment where someone questioned Johnny Football's sexuality because it was allegedly defamatory. It quoted my policy of taking down anything anyone asks and quoted the comment. And it came from an email address that ended with "aussiemail.com.au". What's up with that?"

If you intitiated contact you would get bribed into sending them money- To keep this matter out of the courts...

Anonymous said...

I look forward to reading Tuesday nights "Play by play" over and over. It's gold!! I know the hardest working man in the blogosphere had a tough week...

By the way who is Wendy Davis? Answer...no one cares; especially her family

Anonymous said...

first 9:21 your right pay backs a bitch For all you right wing nuts that opposed everything Obama said or did , spread the vilest lies about and applauded the Republicans stopping down government four 4 years get ready for the same from Democrats. Better get all your toxic legislation completed before mid-term elections.
2ND Wordkyle did you call out the Bundy Terrorist who armed themselves, threatened American citizens, took over a Federal building , said they would shoot anyone who tried to evict them ( even our police officers that you so claimed almost always justified in their actions) and trashed the contents of offices? Of course you didn't
3rd Barry why are you surprised Daffy Donald won 86% here doesn't that about equal the ratio of right wing drivel you get on this site?

Anonymous said...

You were a loser pal, all those powers and still couldn't avoid getting nailed to the cross! I like winners!

Anonymous said...

You lost, go home. You no longer have a voice!

Anonymous said...

aussiemail is used to cancel ISP's, by the way. It was someone that did not want you to know who it was.

Rage

Anonymous said...

TRUMP's border wall plan materializes - Construction to begin in March!

Donald Trump plans to begin the process of constructing a wall on the southern border in March, sources familiar with the president-elect’s transition team told The Daily Caller News Foundation.

The transition team is planning big spending negotiations with Congress at that time, which will include money for the wall — a platform on which Trump built his campaign for the presidency. He plans to make Mexico pay for the wall directly or indirectly by increasing fees on visas and border crossing cards, enforcing trade tariffs and taxing money transfers abroad.

Trump has said the wall, which will be at least 35 to 50 feet high and made of pre-cast concrete, would cost anywhere from $8 billion to $12 billion.



http://dailycaller.com/2016/11/10/trumps-plan-for-the-wall-on-the-mexican-border-materializes/

Anonymous said...

Um-that would only be about 300 000 votes more not 2 million.

Anonymous said...

Looks like Ricky Perry will be in Trump's administration. Vomit.

Anonymous said...

I'm OK with them taxing money transfers abroad. Mexico feeds half its population with money sent home from the US. And aside from the fact that a wall won't be particularly effective, I'm not against it really. The problem is that it's a huge waste of time and money. Most illegals are here by overstaying visas, or they enter through legal checkpoints where the crossing guards have been bribed. Same with drugs--mules don't carry it across the desert in a backpack, they couldn't carry enough to meet the demand.

Anyway, maybe Governor Hot Wheels can help pay for the wall by cutting the $800 MILLION a year we send to have troopers go down there and do nothing because the law prevents them from doing the work of the fed gov't.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Trump's wall will cost $16 million a mile; some think $166 million. It is as practical as some of the casinos he built that went bankrupt! And who knows the environmental impact it will have. The majority of voters polled did not favor building a wall and I doubt congress will go along since they don't want to cut off the cheap labor to big business! After all, why build a wall when the law against hiring an illegal can be enforced.

Anonymous said...

Wow, liberals STILL do not understand why they have lost Congress and the WH.

Elitists at their finest.

No bread for the masses? Let them eat cake.

HarveyLee said...

Is the RTG a veteran?

Anonymous said...

We are witnessing the death off the democrat party. Good riddance

Anonymous said...

Did God save America by Christians voting for Trump? Franklin Graham thinks He did as an answer to prayer. All of this remains to be seen; however, global warming is real. The oceans are rising and NASA has a map showing the areas predicted for severe drought. The Dust Bowl is predicted to return and as the earth continues to warm, the faster global warming will increase. We have lost over 70% of wildlife, half of the coral in the ocean is dead and people are migrating due to drought.
I've been reading VP elect prayer about humbling ourselves and praying so God will heal our land; however, the action he leaves out is Christians have to turn from their evil ways first!
How can we as Christians care so little for God's creation that we ignore what man is doing to our environment?. Rain forests are being destroyed to grow palm oil, used in process foods at an alarming rate. I remember once when conservation was taught at Sunday School! President Trump plans on eliminating all governmental subsides for renewable energy when we need a mix of fossil food, clean coal and wind/sun energy sources. We have new technology for batteries and solar panels to supply small villages in poor foreign countries at an affordable costs. Texas leads in wind energy, a clean source for electricity however, Trump claims windmills kills thousands of Eagles which is just not true!
Due to the ocean rising the City of Miami is spending millions to pump out the ocean water, build streets at a higher elevation as the ice melts at an alarming rate!
For this reason, I couldn't vote for a man so ignorant about global warming or so unconcerned about the world and the future of my grandchildren. For me loving God is loving His creation and loving people around the world who are impacted by climate change!
I wish when the Bible verse is quoted, it would be the whole scripture that makes us responsible for our obedience to God and repenting from our sins! Until we do, God is not going to heal our land; it is up to us as Christians not who sits in the Oval office or the Supreme Court! And elected a man who has no morals or good character is not a beginning point on healing our land.

Anonymous said...

There is a rumor (unconfirmed as far as I know) that the new DA down in Corpus Christi, is a documented gang member, still on file as such. Anyone know?

Anonymous said...

415,

The oceans have been rising since the end of the last ice age. Over 10,000 years. Many hundreds of feet higher. Many hundreds of years of documented civilization under water. Pretty sure man did not cause the rising of the oceans. You have been duped.

Give sources for the loss of wildlife and the destruction of coral reefs. Fairly sure that is a total lie.

Well, 99.5% of all species over the course of earth history have gone extinct. If that is what you mean, you are correct. If you mean we have lost 70% of wildlife since the beginning of the industrial revolution, that is a complete lie.

All life on earth is carbon based. Releasing more into the atmosphere, especially at the low percentages that we do, is actually good for plant life, and therefore good for animal life.

Think about it...if all carbon was tied up in oil, coal, etc, we would be fairly well screwed. Obviously, many eons of earth history have recorded much higher levels of free carbon. Earth did just fine. Research is going on right now trying to measure the increase in plant life growth since oil and coal extraction began. It could be very revealing.

You worship at the alter of Al Gore. He is a false prophet. He has deceived you. Look to independent research for your answers. NASA and NOAA are government agencies that will produce any conclusion that their political overlords wish them to produce. Hence the ever changing "data" they produce. That is not science.

Anonymous said...

4:15 - Warmer is better. Cold is bad for the environment.

Anonymous said...

I like the cold! Just put on an extra pair of socks -- you don't have to sign a treaty with China to be warm.

Anonymous said...

The lie of Catastrophic man made global warming was just a tool that the unholy left was using to destroy us. It didn't work.

Anonymous said...

You forgot "The sky is falling!"

And "Woe is me!"

Anonymous said...

415-----I bet you're a blast to hang out with! Is your name Debbie by any chance?

Anonymous said...

Will one of the liberals remind everybody how many police cars were destroyed and how much damage fron vandalism occurred when President Obama was elected and re-elected..

Anonymous said...

those poor dumb people that elected trump are the same dumb folks that utilize you educumcated types so you get to live indoors and eat regular. you may be an idiot but you still get to have an opinion and the right to vote if you don't get a felony conviction against you.