The Campaign For DA

11.18.2016

Random Friday Morning Thoughts



  • There has been a problem with the comments since for the first time in a long time some have been going to my Spam folder.  Lately I've needed a "Dumber Than Dirt" folder.
  • One of the clubs in question is Dakota's Dixie Rose Cabaret in Abilene which, if I were to take a wild guess, no reasonable guy would believe the girls worked there:
  • Some sent me a link to an article on the tweeting Texas Supreme Court judge who I've dogged before and called it "Barry bait." That's funny. And I took it. My gripe with him is not about his intellect, it's that I think he runs a constant political campaign when he should be working. And does the government pay for his phone and/or his phone bill?
  • And that article was fantastic as it analyzed his judicial philosophy. He might really be an activist judge but a right wing activist judge hiding behind a series of dad jokes and an "aw shucks" persona.
  • I was right about the general location of the most conservative Trump county in Texas by percentage. But Wise County was right on its heels: 
  • And the video has some great interviews but none greater than the guy pictured. He thought Trump had been "talking out of his ass" but still voted for him.  Once again, his voters didn't take him literally, they took him seriously. 
  • Right now, UT's Charlie Strong has the worst winning percentage in Longhorn history (22nd out of 22 coaches). And if he splits the last two games, which is said will save his job, he will still be in last place. 
  • Rev. Robert Jeffress is in the headlines again. This time for calling someone else, in Christian love no doubt, "nothing but a thug." 
  • Trump having Mitt Romney up to the Trump Tower is really confusing. If I were Romney, who berated Trump to no end during the election, I would be fearful that I'm being called in to to get ambushed with a  chewing out and then told to see the door.
  • A legal bomb that only appellate lawyers will appreciate happened yesterday at the Supreme Court. The Court had agreed to hear an antitrust case brought to the court by Visa. Briefs had been submitted and it was set for oral arguments in a couple of weeks. The court yesterday summarily dismissed it without warning for what amounted to a "bait and switch" trick by the lawyers and the court didn't seem too happy about it. I'd hate to make that phone call to Visa. (And the lawyer ultimately responsible has one heck of a resume -- even appearing on The Colbert Report and in House of Cards playing himself.)
  • The subject of my post a couple of days ago about the accidental invitation by a grandma to a guy for Thanksgiving dinner made  NBC Nightly News last night. They are actually getting together for Thanksgiving. 
  • The radio station The Edge is no more. It had become nothing but a shadow of what it used to be when it hit the scene in the late 1980s  playing alternative rock that none of us had ever heard. And it was fantastic. Here's a playlist from 1992. 
  • The punch of the woman by the cop in Flagstaff is beyond shocking. He, as he should be, will be gone. It was a perfect example that force needed to be used but only reasonable force. Slugging a gal who is being restrained ain't it.  
  • Did Halloween somehow bring to an end all of the clown sightings?
  • There were at least two commentators on here yesterday who believe Trump won the popular vote. Think about that.

41 comments:

Anonymous said...

Whether Trump or Hillery won the popular vote is still unproven, so why do you think it would such a stretch that he did actually win it? Still in denial?

wordkyle said...

Four and a half million people signed a petition demanding electors reverse the results of the election. Think about that.

Anonymous said...

8:48 - uhhh, maybe because most of the uncounted ballots are in the blue-leaning states? Do you really think there's that many uncounted "red" ballots in California?

Anonymous said...

The Edge was hands-down my favorite station in the late 80s and early 90s (until I moved away from the Metroplex). Long live The Edge!

Anonymous said...

YOU WERE WILLING TO BET 25K THAT HRC WOULD WIN. THINK ABOUT THAT.

Anonymous said...

The Edge was great. Then 93.3 took over that label for a while in the later 90's.

Anonymous said...

"Did Halloween somehow bring to an end all of the clown sightings?"

No, they just moved into potential positions in my cabinet.

DF The Donald

Anonymous said...

BG,

I was one of the posters writing about Trump winning the popular vote. I only changed one number from the original posters numbers.

I foolishly thought that would be obvious.

My point was and is, what possible difference could it make? Flesh this out for all of us dim Trump voters:

Do you wish to change the rules after the fact?

Did Trump and Clinton run campaigns based on popular vote, or the electoral collage?

Do you think the popular vote could have been different, for any election, if the rules were different?

From the voter's perspective, do you think there are people out there, perhaps in California, that would have gone to the polls and voted for Trump, if they felt like their vote would have made any difference whatsoever?

Just a few of the questions that would seem to make the popular vote meme as ridiculous as it actually is.

jon spencer said...

It is bad enough when a local Judge is pi**ed off, let alone the USSC.
Can you say future strip mall divorce lawyer?

Anonymous said...

"Did Halloween somehow bring to an end all of the clown sightings?"

Or perhaps they were never really happening to begin with.

Anonymous said...

RE: RTGs

Nice job this week.

Anonymous said...

That Flagstaff First Responder is a hero like every person with a badge and a gun. Oh wait, I don't come from a cop family, he's an overprivilaged, POS, bully with a badge and a gun like 98% of them.

Anonymous said...

9:33 Good post.

One add, have you seen the maps of the US showing the states, and the one showing the counties in all the states, that voted red and those that went blue? That is as mildly interesting as is the aggregate popular vote for each candidate. Looking at either of those, one would think that the winner actually does represent the vast majority of the country, but we have never selected our POTUS that way, either.

Anonymous said...


"Dumber than dirt folder" - is that Liberal speak for "insightful people I despise?"


You still doing the most conservative Trump county in Texas?
Why don't you just believe that you are looking for the most conservative Anti-Hillary county in Texas or America for that matter.

It will help you move forward and understand your loss is America's gain,and soon you'll be able to retire with the economy Trump builds and the criminals you help set free.
You can then just sit in your canoe on the lake and wish you'd had more to offer than a slanted jaded blog whereby you bitched about everything and everybody that produced enough for you and yours to sit on the lake and enjoy the ride.

Anonymous said...

Back out the illegal immigrant vote.

Anonymous said...

Any idiot knows that the electoral college causes a strategy for election. Trump could have easily won the popular vote from the frumpy pantsuit lady by a change of strategy. The electoral college is an effective way of giving rural areas a voice. It is not as large a voice as the city cesspools, but a voice nonetheless. We have suffered through 8 years of an idiot, and Trump has already made an impact on the value of the dollar and keeping manufacturing jobs in America, but I suppose you have been reading the same.

Anonymous said...

10:33 - Don't be so quick to knock defense attorneys. If you ever find yourself in the position of need, I suspect you'd be thankful for due process and your opportunity to defend yourself. For someone who obviously supports Trump, and in turn I suspect strictly interprets the Constitution, why are you so aggressive towards due process and defense?

Along those lines, I think people might be more accepting of Trump's presidency if his supporters weren't so hostile. I get that your previous decisions in life might have inhibited your ability to make money, or make whatever you've decided might bring you happiness, but some of us have worked within the given structure and found success. Neither our successes or your lack thereof are our fault. So chill out.

The idea that a president will save you is silly. Save yourself.

Anonymous said...

"Did Halloween somehow bring to an end all of the clown sightings?"

No.....no......

Washington DC still exists.

Anonymous said...

All I said in the comment that was blocked on here was, "race relations in awful rural white America are not as bad as what the media would have you believe"! Now I'm relegated to the "Dumber than Dirt" folder....wow!!!

Funny thing is, right here in Wise County a few months back I witnessed multiple benefits held for a local black man with health issues. Those benefits raised well in excess of 50k. The turnout was great. Nobody saw color! So BG may disagree with my assessment of rural America, and maybe he is right, but I've witnessed actions like I describe above many, many times over the years.

I'm saddened that the story of race in our country has become so one sided, that the good stories rarely get told, and that even making an innocuous comment on blog gets you censored if it doesn't align with the mainstream narrative!

NoseALot said...

Ref. the RTG: Why did you crop out the best part?

Anonymous said...

Those first commenters, above, who still believe Trump won or will win the popular vote have several sources on which to base that belief. Unfortunately, those are "false-news" sites that are now being dealt with by Google and Facebook. Some of the site owners admit they make crazy headlines and stories to attract these dumb eyes to make big easy bucks on ads. These people read and forward the "Post-news" and will not check its validity. And these are the dullards who vote and elect on false information. Sad.

Anonymous said...

"Trump having Mitt Romney up to the Trump Tower is really confusing. If I were Romney, who berated Trump to no end during the election, I would be fearful that I'm being called in to to get ambushed with a chewing out and then told to see the door."

Skippy, Did you think the same thing about Hillary having to eat a shit sandwich and then go kiss the ring of Obammy and accept his offer for her to be Sec. of State?

Anonymous said...

Liberal weenies keep racism alive so that they can instill fear and keep people like JEsSie JaCkSoN and REv. aL SHarPtOn employeed and enriched with donations. Has LoRREta lYNcH brought hate crime charges against the thugs that dragged the white Trump voter out of his car and beat him? HELL NO

Anonymous said...

Those four and a half million people who signed a petition to have electors get rid of the results of the election......... - who were these people?

Anonymous said...



11:27 Your attempt at polite condescension is typical liberal (tolerant-mostly rant) hostility.
While I do not possess the wealth of our current president elect, I could probably buy you and yours outright. You, like the party you so vehemently defend, are so out of touch with reality that you must resort outlandish accusation regarding people who you take issue with. Several attempts at painting me both impoverished and ignorant, based on your narrow mindedness, because we don't agree with one another came across rather childish.
Attorney's in general make their living off other people's misery, I never said I couldn't or wouldn't have any use for them.- That was your liberal mindset to define as necessary to fit me into your "Trumpster" point of view.
Sadly, nothing I can say will ever convince you that you are the kind of person that promoted and subsequently pushed Trump into the White House by refusing change, then defining people incorrectly and use blind hate to justify condescending lecture. Look into the mirror, save that!!

Anonymous said...

The Edge died when George Gimarc left.

Anonymous said...

"Dumber than dirt" is the result of societal decay caused by liberal policies that YOU support. You will probably put this comment their as well.

Anonymous said...

Based on the Trump % victory in Wise county...I would think you might be a little uncomfortable living there.

Anonymous said...

I'm heading down to Gang Rape U to watch my Alma mater play tomorrow. I want to see the new stadium. I'll report on the atmosphere and any mention of the ongoing issues.

Anonymous said...

Did you get beat up by some long hair in a Z-rock t shirt?

Anonymous said...

Hey Bu....

The IQ of your posters is dropping, dramatically. Way too many posters with way too much emotion and way too many getting basic facts wrong.

Common sense seems to have left the building.

I'm going to have to take a break from the blog to prevent the stupid from infecting me thru osmosis, similar to the approach I already employ regarding zombies and vampires.

Maybe after Thanksgiving, when the Cowboys could be potentially be 10-1(who would have thought), I'll check back in to see if reality and logic have replaced ranting and stupidity from the posters.

Double Fake Mr. Spock

PS If you are a poster reading this post and thinking, "Is this referring to me?", well....yes....yes it is. Those posters that know it does not apply to them, will skip past this post without comment or concern.

Live long......and Prosper, TX.


Anonymous said...

8:57

What really matters?

An unsupported petition protesting the 2016 Presidential election, or the Supreme Court being asked to make the decision of who won the 2000 Presidential election?

You know the answer.

Why Guy said...

Kinda difficult to be sure where she is without the name of the place being printed on her drinking cup!

Anonymous said...

Wow! Reminds me of jackals tearing into the lone gazelle on the African savanna in those old National Geographic specials. Barry makes one snarky joke about how postings sometimes get miss-routed in his blog system and you folks jump him like he french kissed your grandma. Folks, chill out! Get some humor. Even Barry may tire of being a pinata for you to beat on one of these days.

DF Don Rickles

Anonymous said...

Skippy,

What's with the censorship?

Fascism does not become you.

Anonymous said...

THE ONLY WAY GREEN IS GONNA LIVE IN WISE COUNTY IS IN MOMMY AND DADDY'S OLD HOUSE.

Triple Fake... said...

Wait...since there's no link, is the Playmates story accurate?
I'm shocked, shocked I say, that women who appeared in the pages of Playboy are suing because somebody claimed they had taken their clothes off in exchange for money!
(Of course, it's really about who is profiting because of the claims, and not about their reputations. And it will probably say that in the story)

Anonymous said...

Dream on. Trump hasn't done squat yet except spook the markets. And if you think mfg jobs are coming back, get ready to work for a bag of rice a week

Anonymous said...

Today we learn. Liberals harassing state electors.whats next. Death threats. The libs are showing their true selves. The Ass party is everything they accuse the right of being. And Barry and the loons think this is acceptable behavior. Obama doing one more trash America tour, sound like an escaped mental patient. I am enjoying watching the Ass party destroy it self.

Anonymous said...

Ford stated their decision had nothing to do with Trump. And Kraft just shut down a plant in PA today The election is over so can we now stick to facts?

Anonymous said...

The Texas Supreme Court tweeting judge is gay. Not that there is anything wrong with that- he is just gay is all I'm sayin'.