The Campaign For DA

11.17.2016

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts




  • On Friday night, there will be 132 Texas high school playoff games. (And that doesn't include six man football.)
  • A couple of years back I went to the Death Star to watch some high school playoff games and saw my first six man game. It was the greatest open field tackling ever. It has to be.
  • Has there ever been a six man player become a well known college player in Texas?
  • A guy who fell into hot spring in Yellowstone last June and died actually "dissolved"? That looks like fake news but appears to be real
  • There was the equivalent of a Fog Bowl college game on ESPN2 last night.  That's a close up of fans on the other side of the field.
  • Twitter is banning some alt-right accounts. They are not pleased. Hey, I thought you boys loved the free market?
  • Mark Davis on Twitter last night: "Someone tell Megyn [Kelly] that a book release is not good time to say silly things that dent her already waning likability." Should she lie to sell books?
  • I wonder if Wise County's "Freedom Texas" group, which promotes seceding, will now disband because of the Trump Election. 
  • Rick Perry is now being considered for head of the Department of Agriculture.  That's the department he could not remember and wanted to eliminated during his Oops Moment.
  • Also in the news was Trump's possible proposal of a Muslim Registry. Why stop there? How about Hispanics? Koreans? And those French haven't been real friendly over the years. Let's add them. Sheesh. So how did a spokesman for a Trump SuperPAC justify it on Megyn Kelly's show last night?: "We've done it based on race, we've done it based on religion, we've done it based on region," he said. "We've done it with Iran back — back a while ago. We did it during World War II with Japanese."
  • I exchanged direct messages with Kevin Von Erich on Twitter last night. I was almost giddy. He told me his senior year in high school that his team, Lake Dallas, beat Bridgeport 14-12.
  • This morning: Jobless claims fall to 43 year low and housing starts reach a 9 year high. Think back eight years ago.
  • Finally, FBC of Dallas' Robert Jeffress is being called on the carpet for all his crazy non-Christian comments over the years.  The Ticket's Corby Davidson even casually referred to him as a "lunatic" the other day and caught no blowback.
  • If in fact 20 billion barrels of oil was just discovered in West Texas, won't that drive oil prices down even if it's in the ground? Or does a supply not yet tapped have no impact at all?

64 comments:

Mr. Wilson said...

Jack Pardee from Christoval, Texas became a pretty famous player and coach. Played at A&M, Washington Redskins, and became head coach of Bears, Skins, and Oilers. Nice career for a 6 man guy.

Anonymous said...

Jack Pardee played 6 man at christoval

Anonymous said...

Summer Sevens in rugby is also pretty great. All the open field action, without the wide-open offense. Six and and Sevens will both wear your ass out.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Considering Twitter has never actually turned a profit, I'm not sure there is actually a market. But, to distill the issue down to the core, leftists and leftist organizations silence those that dissent from the doctrine. I thought you boys were tolerant BG?

Anonymous said...

GREEN IT MAKES ME ALL GIDDY TO SEE HOW OVER A WEEK LATER YOU ARE STILL BELLYACHING ABOUT TRUMP DOMINATING YOUR PARTY AND YOUR CANDIDATE. THE PEOPLE HAVE SPOKEN AND MAYBE THEY WANT A REGISTRY. YOUR PARTY IS IN SHAMBLES AND NOW ON THE VERGE OF FIRING POLOSI LOL. I AM AS GIDDY AS A SCHOOLGIRL.

Anonymous said...

I doubt seriously that oil 'in the ground' will lower gas prices at all. Haven't you ever noticed that a pipeline in Ubeckistan ruptures and the gas in the service station tanks goes up 50c/gal IMMEDIATELY here. Pipeline fixed, gas prices take months to come back down.

wordkyle said...

"Think back eight years ago." - That's right. Eight years.

"I thought you boys loved the free market?" - So they should be pleased? (And registering entire groups of people is outrageous. It smacks of Obama's IRS.)

Anonymous said...

So Trump and his ilk are still thinking about registering/interning folks of a religion which places men above women, practices social behavior outside mainstream American culture, is narrow minded & judgmental, practices extreme conservative dress, and will occasionally tolerate sexual abuse of the fairer sex? OH MY GOD! He's thinking about locking up Texas Baptists!

DF Robert Jeffress, coming soon to a television near you

Anonymous said...

Hmm, can we say double standard? Remember pastor Jeremiah Wright?

Anonymous said...

Camps for Muslims so everybody can feel better? Is that like when your parents told you that they were sending me to a farm in the country where I could run and play all day & I would be happier?

DF Your Old Dog, Rusty
DF Doggie Heaven

Anonymous said...

RTG geo-quiz ... hmmm, wait, Las Vegas! She's in Las Vegas!

Anonymous said...

hmmmm, trying to remember the last time the French slammed a plane into a US building, trying to remember the last Mexican terrorist attack.........

Anonymous said...

We did it during World War II with Japanese.

I know a man who was in the Japanese camps as a boy. While it may not have been right, the man didn't get all butt-hurt over it and whine the rest of his life. Instead, he earned advanced degrees, had a successful career, and is enjoying a prosperous retirement.

People then were made of sterner stuff than the *posses* found on the streets and college campuses today.

Anonymous said...

B - You may have already done this, but some time you should head down to Strawn, eat at Mary's, and then go catch a 6-man game. Strawn, Thurber, Gordon - all good stuff.

Regarding Trump supporters and racism/bigotry: While I was not a Trump supporter, I thought this Mike Rowe explanation of Trump supporters seemed plausible and help me understand the current American sentiment a bit better. It may be a bit simplistic to label Trump supporters as racist.

http://www.bizpacreview.com/2016/11/17/lib-writer-slams-mike-rowe-defending-trump-voters-promptly-spanked-real-world-wisdom-413374

Anonymous said...

Or does a supply not yet tapped have no impact at all?


are you talking oil or democrat brain cells?

Anonymous said...

If Perry becomes the Head of the department of AG?
That will be a good thing for the farmers and ranchers of Texas!

Anonymous said...

I'm for registering those of French ancestry. That way they can be turned down for military service in the event we ever have to fight Germany again. Or at least make sure their rifles are tied to their hands so they can't drop them to surrender! :-)

Anonymous said...

It was the greatest open field tackling ever.

Thanks for using the term "open field" instead of the now trendy term "in space". It drives me bonkers when football color commentary broadcasters say, "he is a good running back but he is great running in space!"

Just a pet peeve.

And while I'm at it, I also hate the trendy phrase, "I reached out to him." What the hell does that mean. Did you call him, text him, email him, walk next door to see him? Stop already. Reached out my ass!

There, I feel better.

RPM said...

Perry is being considered for the Department of Energy. Our embarrassment from Stephenville, Ag Commissioner Sid "Jesus Shot" Miller is up for Sec. of Agriculture.

I was at that Lake Dallas v Bulls game. Hung out with some skinny kid I met at the concession stand who turned out to be Mike Von Erich. Got to watch the 2nd half sitting next to Fritz. #brushwithgreatness

Anonymous said...

Came for the Wordkyle straw men, leaving satisfied.

Anonymous said...

What a little b*tch you are, Mr. Green, a complaining, whining, elitist. Your pick lost. Get over it! Basketball season is nearly upon us so go be distracted by mush-mouthed, hyper-thyroidal negroes.

Say, do you think any of your "people" are going to be indicted? Which ones? So many criminals, so little time.

Anonymous said...

"While it may not have been right,"

That there, folks, is a euphemism for "Unconstitutional"--FDR's practice was specifically ruled to be illegal. Trump's surrogates are trying to parse words with who is and is not entitled to Constitutional protection in order to justify the camps. This smells a lot like when Alberto Gonzales tried to justify torture, which we now know is not something that can be legally justified.

The camps won't happen. We already keep unveiled immigrants in facilities. I can't imagine under the Trump administration we will have such an influx that we need to create camps to hold even more.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Indeed that is too simplistic. And while not every Trump supporter is racist, and racism is not foreign to minorities, Trump seems to have drawn them like a magnet. The statements he made that nobody else "took literally" are the ones that are particularly attractive to racists.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Registration of Muslims will create more home grown cells of terrorists! Just talking about it is dangerous.

The First Baptist pastor is no different that the man he replaced, a fundamentalist! All fundamentalism has a common thread in that it makes women submissive to women, blaming Eve for the first sin, by tempting Adam! He doesn't like gays either. Rich white Republicans are the majority of his congregation.


The 20 Billion of oil discovered in the Permian Basin is great news for energy independence but we don't know how economical it will be to produce. Oil prices are low due to an over supply and decreased use by China that leads in renewable energy and electric cars.

Why Guy said...

She is showing the name of where she is on the drinking cup she is displaying in her hand.

Anonymous said...

one of the von erichs and 3 of his friends got their ass's kicked in front of the DQ after that game

df danny pleches

Anonymous said...



Rage,
So...what is a racist?
Someone who pays attention to one's race?
Don't you participate in that?
Too many opinions, too many what if's.
Again, wait a minute and see what happens, just like we did with Obama.
BTW, that sucked a lot.

Anonymous said...



10:11 Qaddafi we appreciate your insight

Anonymous said...

Just sit and watch. They will lock the Muslims up when the backpack nukes start taking out the centers of our large cities.

Anonymous said...

Do you suppose Donald will require that only ham is served in those camps? http://www.clickhole.com/article/new-era-donald-trump-just-whispered-hope-you-make--5155

Anonymous said...

How can we get the ham concession for those camps? Those who witnessed the encounter say that, during a recent visit to the White House, Trump caught sight of a high-ranking member of the White House kitchen, waved him over, and said, “Come here, let me talk to you a minute,” in a voice that was somehow both cordial and threatening. When the chef got close to Trump, the president-elect shook his hand, pulled him close, and began whispering that once he got sworn in, the chef would be doing nothing but cooking him ham 24/7.

Members of the White House staff overheard the phrases “Ham is your life now, idiot” and “I don’t care what else you can cook. I only want ham” as Trump whispered to the chef, whose eyes grew wide with silent fear as he listened to what our nation’s newest president was telling him. They also say that Trump briefly smiled to wave to photographers before turning back to the chef with a dark and menacing expression on his face to continue whispering about ham.

Now that’s the sign of a president who isn’t afraid to shake things up!

Anonymous said...

"While it may not have been right,"

Since he didn't complain about his country taking away his rights, because of the color of his skin. It's OK to do it again. What a stupid statement.

DF Libertarian

Anonymous said...

whoa there Nelly-girl (Rage) --

I'd much rather be a racist than a homo-sexual (like you). while there may be a ton of red necks in Wise County, there's only one of you, thank goodness. like most democrats you make a lot of noise but little of it makes sense.

liberalism is a mental disorder.

Anonymous said...

Kevin Von Erich lives in Maui now. His two sons are wrestlers in Japan.

I grew up in Springtown and we used to play Lake Dallas every year. One year, some of the Springtown kids got on the Lake Dallas side and got into a fight. One of them says that he felt someone grab his shoulder and pull him back.

He turned around to confront the person and was looking at Fritz Von Erich. Needless to say, he didn't say much!

Anonymous said...

We did it during World War II with Japanese.

I know a man who was in the Japanese camps as a boy. While it may not have been right, the man didn't get all butt-hurt over it and whine the rest of his life. Instead, he earned advanced degrees, had a successful career, and is enjoying a prosperous retirement.

People then were made of sterner stuff than the *posses* found on the streets and college campuses today.

Sam Brows said...

9:22 nicely put.

RatherBeSailing said...

I went to high school ( Tech Hi in Dallas ) with Kevin's dad, Fritz. Everybody knows his real name. He was very friendly, smart and talented.
That connection has kept me interested in pro wrestling ever since; even though the current show is not near as much fun.......too much talking. I am familiar with the personal tragedies of that family and am happy that Keven is living the good life in Hawaii. I hear his boys are wrestling in Japan.

Anonymous said...

I cannot remember the year, but I believe it was your boy, ole Jimmy Carter, that banned Iranians from coming to the US.

Now, I realize that he is a democrat, so that means what he did was good and right and above reproach.

Surely nobody with a modicum of sense could ever judge what he did.

Now Trump is raising some flags about policies that may or many not occur.

I know I just delivered kittens.

If democrats did not have hypocrisy to look to, what driving force would they ever have?

Anonymous said...

Hey Rage--french fries?

Rage

Anonymous said...

1. You can look the answer to that first question up just fine without my assistance, if you truly want an answer.
2. No.
3. Yes.
4. I don't know what that means.
5. Just a minute?
6. Please tell me how bad life has been for you the last eight years. Did your guns get grabbed? Were you assaulted by black Obama voters? Hope your daughter wasn't dating a football player at Baylor, but other than that, I bet your life was increasingly better these last eight years, and increasingly worse the previous eight.

Rage

Anonymous said...

I imagine someone that self-monikers him or herself as Rage is probably a lot like Francis on Stripes.

DF Sgt. Hulka

Anonymous said...

9:22 I agree with you on "reached out, my ass!" I have a 24 year old daughter that uses that. I want to ask, did you reach out and slap them or what?

Anonymous said...

It's time to block Rage for God's sake. I had a comment screened out yesterday for simply saying race relations in rural white America are far better than what the media would have you believe. I used no profanity, racist language, etc.

Anonymous said...

Rage, 1:12pm needs help in the kitchen with those fries. orders are stacking up.

Anonymous said...

@Rage
6. You would lose that bet. And you can look up the answer if you truly want an answer. You have posted many statements on this blog with which I disagree, but that one is just plain rewriting history.

Not 11:06.

Bear said...

I had a comment blocked out yesterday just because I indicated that I am tired of all the name calling from the left just because I voted against continued government corruption.

Anonymous said...

Well, I promise never to say that, so Barry has no reason to block me.

Rage

Anonymous said...

12:00 - you sir are an asshole. What is your problem? Why are you so pissed? Why is Rage a homosexual? Can you tell that from these comments? Again, you're an asshole.

Are you the same guy that always talks about meeting in person and fighting? I would wager so.

Anonymous said...

I think 1:59 doesn't understand what happened at 1:12.

Anonymous said...

Bear, I have noticed when I make a poignant, well informed comment, that it often gets axed. I started copy and pasting all my comments before I submit. That way I can try again and see if it was a glitch or intentional.

Anonymous said...

I wish. I offered a cage match to whoever it is, but have yet to be taken up on it.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Hey Trump won the election under our system and deserves the chance to lead the country the next 4 years, period. However would ALL CAPS GUY AND THE REST OF THE TRUMPTERS STOP THE IGNORANT "THE PEOPLE HAVE SPOKEN" FALLICY. The people voted by at least a one million vote difference to elect Clinton as President not Daffy Donald.

Anonymous said...

You promise to never speak the truth, only regurgitation of the media spin on any issue. I can see how that aligns nicely with Barry's shtick.

Anonymous said...

HEY DUMB SHIT TRUMP WON THE POPULAR VOTE TOO. YOU HAVE OUTDATED INFO YOU MORON. NOW GO BACK TO DELIVERING PIZZA'S AND SPANKING YOUR MONKEY IN YOUR PARENT'S CLOSET.

Anonymous said...

HEY ALL CAPS of all the dumbasses on here you are the biggest. You probably don't even have enough to spank like your small hands hero. Popular vote totals as of this morning= Clinton 62,829,832 to trump 61,488,190. I realize this is quite a large number for your simple mind so maybe one of your butt buddies with a 6th grade education can tell you that yes Clinton's number is more than trump's. So go back to your bar and tell everyone there what a great ballplayer you were in peewee football till they started tackling and t-ball.

Anonymous said...

Skippy, I'm so glad that you've found yourself a twitter girlfriend that you can be giddy about. You screaming silly savage you.....

Anonymous said...

Just wait friends. I'll be in the Office by 2017. Promise.

DF Pence 2017
DF Better Late Than Never

Anonymous said...

Sorry VP-Elect Pence. We may beat you to the punch. Circumstances may dictate.

DF The Joint Chiefs of Staff
DF Seven Days In May 2017

Anonymous said...

Oh Bear, so glad you are right and the conservative right is not nasty people that do no name calling and are always just quiet polite people that express their views in a non-knee jerk reaction with respect. not like those vile libtard liberal weenies that conservatives would call them if they were name callers. you have helped elect honest people that don't lie and not a corrupted molecule in their body. Also, it is past time for you to go to the woods.

Anonymous said...

2:45 you are correct.
Thank You for the "need to read more carefully" lesson. however, I am sure I will get another chance to get it right. Appreciate it.
skimmer 15nine

Nasreen Iqbal said...

Perry's Oops moment involved the Department of Agriculture?

I don't think I realized that. Wasn't he Agriculture Commissioner back in the day? You know, when he defeated Democratic Agriculture Commissioner (and later, talk show host and author) Jim Hightower by accusing Hightower of liking flag burning?

Anonymous said...

You might be interested to know that there is a difference between a religion and a nationality.

Anonymous said...

5:46,

No, you got it wrong. Popular vote totals as of now:

Popular vote totals as of this morning= Clinton 62,829,832 to trump 63,488,190.

So, Trump still wins. Too bad for you. So sorry for your bad luck. But keep on trying!

Poco

Anonymous said...

2:45 -

My problem is all the lies and deliberate obfuscation by democrats and "progressives". What is your problem? Other than being short? The pissy little girl who calls herself "Rage" has commented on a number of occasions about his/her penchant for male on male sex. If you've read this blog long enough you should remember Rage bragging about being able to fit a baseball bat up his rump.

Me? An asshole? Takes one to know one.

Rage is the guy who constantly challenges people to a physical confrontation, not me. he said as much in one of the posts on this thread. He is a violent homosexual with an agenda (to hunt boys). Don't try to hang his perverted attitude on me.

Thanks for listening. I'll write again tomorrow. XD