The Campaign For DA

11.14.2016

Random Monday Morning Thoughts



  • My head is spinning after seeing Trump on 60 Minutes. I keep hearing the words "softening his stance" this morning. Folks, we have no idea what we have gotten. 
  • And someone needs to take away his Twitter account:
  • If there is no directive, may a person be cremated after death? Who decides?  
  • I told you it was not out of the question that OU makes the final four. They crept closer this weekend.
  • Nothing stops me down as much as when I hear someone use the phrase "speaks volumes."
  • Buried in the Messenger this week was a story about Wise County taking over maintenance of what is the equivalent of the long driveway going out to NRS on 287. One of the justifications was that it needed to be done before TxDOT would ever build a bridge over 287 at that location. You kidding me? There is no way there will be a bridge there nor is there any need for it. We've got a death trap along 287 at 1810 and there is no bridge there.
  • Who is leaving the Fort Worth Court of Appeals? That has to be the age reference. 
  • Presumed Innocent, after all these years, is still really great if you are in the criminal justice business. It starts with a prosecutor saying if you don't have the courage to point at a defendant then how can you expect a jury to have the courage to convict. And the judge at one point tells the jury just because the State says it is so doesn't make it so (my favorite moment). It ends with the judge entering a verdict of not guilty because no "reasonable juror" would be able to do so -- the correct legal standard.
  • In a little watched college game, the coach of the university of Hawaii had the benches removed from his sideline during halftime. He didn't think his players even earned the right to sit down.
  • I hate the Mannequin Challenge. 
  • If someone condescendingly says, "We live in a Republic, not a Democracy!" I'm guessing that's about the only thing they know about government. 
  • I haven't ranted about Dennis Prager in a while but on Friday during his very odd "Happiness Hour" he told his listeners to never be as high as a 10 because you'll get as low as a 0. Instead, we should never go higher than a 7 or lower than a 3. He's a simpleton. 
  • This actually makes sense. That "pastor" has lost his way.
  • There was a crazy Saturday Night Live skit in 2015 which actually involved the real Donald Trump and his proposals (complete with a fake Mexican president handing him a check for The Wall.) It's almost like he didn't believe he would ever win. And I'm not sure he did at the time. I'm still not sure he completely believes it now.
  • Shout out to the former Decatur resident and former member of the Baylor Board of Regents. Decatur High has a very, very good kicker with a great academic standing. Baylor will need a kicker. (Assuming we will able to get close enough to try a field goal.) You still have connections?
  • A story which was well covered but not talked about enough was the JV football player from Joshua who died after a "hard hit." Man, I'd be scared to have sons who play football.

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  • Some say that the Clinton photo from Friday of her just happening to run into someone in the woods was staged. I bet it was. 

65 comments:

Anonymous said...

Bill Meier is on the 2nd COA. He was born in 1940.

Anonymous said...

IT SPEAKS VOLUMES THAT YOU ARE STILL TOOTING THAT OU TO THE PLAYOFFS HORN. YOU LOST THE LAST SMIDGE OF CREDIBILITY YOU HAD ON ELECTION NIGHT GREEN. STICK TO BOOBY PICS.

DF ALL CAPS GUY

Anonymous said...

Prager is a great man.

Anonymous said...

DAMMIT GREEN WE STILL AINT GETTIN NOTHIN BUT RADIO SILENCE FROM YOU ON YOUR COWBOYS PREDICTION. SPORTS GENIUS MY ASS.

Anonymous said...

please publish the cremation as anonymous!!!

Anonymous said...

THE FACT THAT THE PHRASE "SPEAKS VOLUMES" STOPS YOU DOWN SPEAKS VOLUMES ABOUT YOUR SHALLOW MINDSET.

wordkyle said...

"...condescendingly says, "We live in a Republic, not a Democracy!"..." - So how do you feel about those who condescendingly insist that it matters that Hillary won the popular vote?

I agree with you on the mannequin challenge. People are making videos of other people standing still. There's your idiocracy. (As I wrote that, I went into a grammar vortex. We "take" pictures, but we "make" videos? Is that right?)

NoseALot said...

The RTG must have really tough knees.

Anonymous said...

It seems that your prediction as well as most of the press are a little off.
Can't wait until President Trump starts draining the swamp


How about them Cowboys

Anonymous said...

Did you watch the SNL skit that predicted 8 years for Donald? Hilarious!!!

Anonymous said...

The gal behind the RTG need to adjust the backside of her swim suit

Anonymous said...

You're really a whiny & insulting little girl this Monday. Did you have another bad weekend? I'm guessing you had to ask an elderly woman at the grocery store to lift a 5 lb bag of flour for you.

Anonymous said...

Had to go through the cremation process for a step parent. I could not sign authorization form for cremation. Had to track down one of his children to sign. There's a hierarchy as to who can sign. Here it is:

(1) Spouse (if still legally married or in Texas common law) is required to sign the Crematory Authorization form. If there is no spouse the legal next of kin who is closest in blood lineage to the deceased is required to sign: (2) all adult and/or all minor children (person who has custody of minor children has to sign for the minor), (3) both parents, (4)all siblings, etc.

Anonymous said...

Leon Russell was greatness. Rock on in Heaven, Brother Leon.

DF The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Anonymous said...

My head is spinning after seeing Trump on 60 Minutes. I keep hearing the words "softening his stance" this morning. Folks, we have no idea what we have gotten"

But we damn sure know what we didn't get! Lying, murderous, cheating, stealing, medically compromised bitch of a human being.

All things are well.

Anonymous said...

smart men keep their mouth shut

Anonymous said...

Person who dies without a directive/will. Next of kin decides burial or cremation..parents/spouse first down the line to children, nieces or nephews. If a person dies in a situation where there is no competent person willing to bury the body, the household where the death occurs has the responsibility for burying / cremating the body. If the body is unclaimed the county municipality has the person cremated, usually.

Anonymous said...

Why do I see FBI Director Comey as the Jar Jar Binks of our recent election drama? Seems like he had big hand in elevating Donald "Palpatine" Trump to Supreme Chancellor. Just saying.

DF Yoda

Anonymous said...

Draining the swamp is really dredging it to make room for more bottom dwellers like Trump's infrastructure plan will create! A plan like Rick Perry came up with to let private ownership of the NAFTA Hwy., tolls paid to use public highways, bridges! A trillion dollar stimulus!

If I were a Christian evangelical I would be calling Jerry Falwell this morning about Trump's position that same sex marriage is law; however, Roe VS. Wade will be sent back to the states! Guess, that was worked out before the election as some sort of compromise!

Trump is going to build the wall but wall but will settle for fences in some areas and will deport 2 to 3 criminal illegals (how do they know how they are, where they are) And they he said after the border is secure he will decide on the "great people" illegals here! Wow!

Trump picked up twitter over a NYT article! Sorry, but he is not the Orange Emperor! It is time to govern and the press has the responsibility to cover his legislative agenda! We have a responsibility as active citizens to contact our representatives on the issues we want passed or defeated!

Anonymous said...

Losers still protesting?

Anonymous said...

If there is no directive, may a person be cremated after death? Who decides?



Heck no!

DF Antonin Scalia

Anonymous said...

wordkyle, the founding fathers protected slave owners using the electoral college over the popular vote for president. Small states have the same number of senators as larger states to protect their citizens. Only five presidents have won while losing the popular vote, two being within 16 years! It favors Republicans and disenfranchises Democrats! It favors the white male rural voter over minority urban voters. Some are predicting Hillary will win the popular vote by nearly 2 million after all votes are counted; hardly a mandate for Trump's radical populist progressive, white nationalist agenda!

Anonymous said...

Barry is proof that you can't reason someone out of positions that they were not reasoned into.

Anonymous said...

So besides your well known dislike of Prager, what is wrong with that advice? I give my kids that advice often. Stay humble in your victories and and don't get too low in your losses. It is easier stay on focused during the majority of our lives which exist somewhere in the middle of the highs and lows. Not sure how that is akin to a "simpleton." Your close mindedness just because you dislike someone is astounding at times.

Anonymous said...

DO YOU REMEMBER THAT TIME HILLARY BARKED LIKE A DOG? ... ANY WORD FROM HUSSEIN OR HILLARY CONDEMNING THE RIOTS AND DESTRUCTION? ... WHAT MAKES YOU THINK THE DECATUR KICKER WOULD WANT TO ATTEND BAYLOR?... SPEAKS VOLUMES

Anonymous said...

The earth is cooling.

Anonymous said...

Did we know any more about what we were getting from Obama? He changes his stance on a number of issues when he got to office as well as going extremely hard left after running as a moderate.

Literally the only good thing about Hillary is that you knew exactly what you were going to get!

Anonymous said...

Has anyone noticed the final poll numbers on the popular vote?

Anonymous said...

Next of kin gets to cremate you, directive or no. The state can't do it, that I know of. If you're not claimed, you go in the pauper's graveyard, but in a pine box.

There are a lot of things to shout at the Decatur Baylor Regent for. Recruiting is not one of them. Helping conceal rapes is.

Climbing over Baylor won't get you in the playoffs, any more than Baylor playing Lamar and Bobby Bouchet's team means they belong there, either.

Rage

Anonymous said...

You are both simpletons on the too high/too low advice. A great many people suffer from depression, which is a medical condition, not simply a state of being too low. That advice actually makes them feel worse because many people don't understand why they can't self regulate.

Anonymous said...

The county taking those roads in is nothing more than a political favor for NRS owners. If they do this it is basically saying anyone can buy a piece of land build a road how they want without county specs and then the county will triple their land value by making it all "road frontage". This is some federal government type deal!

Anonymous said...

It does not matter as to the validity of the election. Trump won.

It does tell him that he better pay attention, because the minority isn't really the minority in this case. Playing the college correctly won't get him a pass if opinion really turns on his policies.

In any event, Trump himself says he'll still try to get rid of the electoral college. We'll see if he tries. No way he gets it done.

Anonymous said...

The swamp with the ultimate party insider as his chief of staff?

Y'all have been sold a bill of goods, son.

wordkyle said...

957 - Thanks for illustrating my point.

Anonymous said...

@10:27
I don't recall those suffering from depression being mentioned. You introduced that variable on your own. The are always exceptions and if my kid suffered from depression, I would adjust the counsel accordingly.

Complexton

Anonymous said...

From what I heard, Trump said he would appoint pro-life judges, not eliminate abortion. Yes, he wants it to go to the states, but that's tacit agreement that it would still be legal in some states.

I think he's in for a surprise on this one. If red states start banning it, they're going to mobilize the left at the state level. Up to now, they only mobilize in national elections when they have an Obama on the ticket. Democrats have traditionally low turnout unless they get really pissed off.

If Michelle Obama gets on the ticket in four years, I think we'll see a huge (bigly?) swing back the other way. Trump won many traditionally blue counties and states by razor thin margins. He (even if by accident) played it just right with the electoral college. But that margin will not hold up against a motivated black voter base with a Democrat that isn't just as despised as the Republican.

That was the main problem--Democrats like me that vote in every election showed up and voted for Clinton despite the fact that we didn't like her personally. But may Democrats did not. Take away that distaste, and it's a different ballgame.

DF Hoping For Better in 2020 Guy

Rage

Shane Hardin said...

"We live in a Republic, not a Democracy!" is the rallying cry for most tea party clowns. It is their attempt at pseudo-intellectualism. Very rare can you get any of these goobers to tell you the difference between a republic and democracy. They just heard it at their last meeting and then decide to regurgitate it endlessly.

Anonymous said...

Wordkyle- Hillary winning the popular vote doesn't matter as far as the result of this election is concerned. However, it is still a valid point in the discussion about changes we could make for future elections. And yes, we are allowed to push for such changes, no matter how inconvenient they may be for the GOP.

Anonymous said...

Seems like a Baptist Intifada is brewing on the banks of the Brazos. The Board is going to have to be more forthcoming before this whole matter is put to rest. And have a new plan to insure campus safety. And hold wrong-doers accountable. And they are going to have to burn Coach Briles all the way to ashes, then salt his grave, to prevent a resurrection. Messy times among my fellow Baptists.

DF Abner McCall

Anonymous said...

Shane,

You should watch the Prager University video on the electoral college. It will clear things up for you.

wordkyle said...

1041 - Okay, that's fine as a point for discussion. (Still irrelevant regarding contests already decided.) So a point to consider if you want popular vote instead of the electoral college is this: Candidates could appeal only to the population centers and win. Los Angeles gets everything, the rest of California gets nothing. LA, New York City, Chicago, Detroit get everything because they're where the most people are. Agricultural areas that feed everyone? Screw them, they don't have enough votes.

Congress will prevent that, you say? Not if you eliminate the Senate, which is not based on the popular vote. Not if urban-based Representatives band together against rural ones.

See what discussion can do? Still doesn't make Hillary the winner, morally or otherwise.

Anonymous said...

"Presumed Innocent, after all these years, is still really great if you are in the criminal justice business. It starts with a prosecutor saying if you don't have the courage to point at a defendant then how can you expect a jury to have the courage to convict. And the judge at one point tells the jury just because the State says it is so doesn't make it so (my favorite moment). It ends with the judge entering a verdict of not guilty because no "reasonable juror" would be able to do so -- the correct legal standard."

Thanks for ruining it for me...

Anonymous said...

Gowdy Announces FULL ON REVIVAL Of Hillary Probe Now Elections Are Done, It's OVER For Her ⋆ US Herald

Anonymous said...

STFU, you lost!!! 4 years until you can comment again.

Anonymous said...

President-elects, probably in the history of ever, don't know what their next move will be. Candidates are blind-folded to the facts, just as all citizens are. I don't want to know every detail of national security, IRS code, nor do I plan to ever know them. Once elected, their ideological comments have to become reality. They're lucky if any of their election promises make it to the top of the pile and become reality.
I don't think that's a bad thing, by the way.
Get us some conservative SCOTUS. That will protect 2nd amendment and deal with abortion issue. BTW...I think there's a HUGE difference between allowing abortion and allowing abortion after the first trimester. I also don't think I should have to pay for medical care for the world (including birth control). Pay for it yourself, but don't expect me to pick up the tab.
The government's job is not my medical insurance!
Its job is to "secure the national defense, promote the GENERAL welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to myself and my posterity". (Thank you, Mr. Hadderton)

Anonymous said...

I didn't introduce any variable, people that get too low or too high usually have something else going on. I don't advise my kids in either direction, I simply provide a stable environment and so far they are even keel. I do teach them to be humble and gracious, I just don't create a scale to measure.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Barry for fairly addressing Hillary Clinton's many personality flaws.

Barry Green....Fair and Balanced Blogging

Anonymous said...

Barry and Michelle Obama both lost their law licenses. How does that happen? Ethics issues? Incompetence? Possible criminal behavior?

Anonymous said...

Blow job Bill Clinton lost his license also? Anyone recall why? Quite a pattern here..

Anonymous said...

Democrats got trounced. How many votes for the cow were from illegals, election fraud, dead people? Face it liberals the American people rejected you loons. He won , deal with it. Elections have consequences. If you want power, win some elections. Sound familiar?

Anonymous said...

You liberals mad? Be mad at Obumbles. He killed the Dem party. Enjoy

Anonymous said...

Did you comment in the last 8 years?

Rage

Anonymous said...

The left fights those who fight evil.

Anonymous said...



"Speaks Volumes" reminds me of vomiting words, it annoys everyone.
What does stops me down mean?

whisky O said...

Michelle? Thought the left wanted a female president.

Anonymous said...

Barry didn't understand Prager's point.

Anonymous said...

Barry didn't understand Prager's point.

Neither does 12:00.

Anonymous said...

12:21, you really should review FACTCHECK.ORG before you repeat the latest internet "truth" from Breibart. Kind of reminds me of that old joke question of have you quit beating your wife yet? The answer is pre-determined.

DF Diogenes Holding A Candle

Anonymous said...

Rage @ 12:34...yes, but I voted for Obama.

Anonymous said...

Because it was a stupid point...BG did get that right. It is the logic of a simple mind. Absolutely there are moments in life we go as high as 10, because there will definitely be times we go as low as zero!

Anonymous said...

@4:43

Then you have no self control, which is Prager's point. Now go drop another basket of fries! We've got customers.

Anonymous said...

3 million confirmed votes by illegal aliens. 3 million!!!

Anonymous said...

4:43 obviously didn't listen to the episode.

Anonymous said...

I thought Trump was up 600,000 plus as of now in the popular voted?

Then military ballots from overseas, running at 86% for Trump?

Anyway, no biggie. None of the candidates ran a campaign to win the popular vote. They ran campaigns to try to win as many electoral votes as possible.

So, theoretically, if Trump wanted to win the popular vote, most likely he would have run with a different strategy. Who can know how that would turn out?

Anonymous said...

Ever experienced the death of a child? Yes, I had very little self control in that moment.