The Campaign For DA

11.03.2016

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts



  • National election polls for the presidential election are meaningless. It's all about the swing states. And the great fivethirtyeight.com now says Florida is an absolute toss up but still gives Hillary a 67% chance to win the election.
  • Mark Cuban is really acting odd on this election with his Trump hatred. He said the other day ago that if his stance costs him all his money, he doesn't care. (And it has nothing to do with Trump being short of "details" as he says. This is purely personal.)
  • Thanks to the great Internet investigative skills of Mrs. LL, I may have finally figured out who ALL CAPS guy is. I think he's a guy who isn't very smart pretending to be dumb in a very dumb way.
  • And my bet proposal with him on the election still stands. We just need to agree on someone to hold the money. (We had a bookie offer his services in the comments yesterday. I've already proposed a mutually agreeable bank.)
  • I'm not a baseball fan, but that was an entertaining Game Seven last night. (I actually fell asleep during the rain delay and woke up as the game resumed and, through sleepy eyes, for a second thought it was the 18th inning instead of the 10th. But I did stay awake to see the end of it.)
  • Cubs Thought: I'm a fan of Bill Murray but he might want to take it down a notch. The same with Eddie Vedder.
  • Baseball managing is so overrated. Anyone with half a brain could do it with thirty minutes notice. Compare being an offensive coordinator in football and try to do the same thing and you would have a disaster on your hands. (And I've even read George Will's Men at Work.)
  • The only "play" a baseball manager needs to "call" is to bunt with no outs and a runner on base. Other than that, let them play and make the very rare obvious changes.
  • Joe Buck is really, really good at what he does whether it be baseball or football.
  • Troy Aikman said on The Ticket this morning that he went to the Adele concert last night and got a text that the World Series game was in "overtime." 
  • The Cleveland manager last night in his post game press conference said "It hurts when you care." That sums up life like nothing else. 
  • Why isn't there a easily accessible record of every time the cops search a car based upon their perceived probable cause and find nothing or every time a drug dog "hits" on a car and nothing is found. 
  • The Des Moines guy who killed two cops was crazy, but his video at the high school game (see post below) presented a great First Amendment issue: Can you be kicked out of a high school stadium for holding a Confederate Flag when doing so upsets people? The answer has to be "no." (Side note: The police telling him he was being asked to leave "private property" made no sense.)
  • Unrelated.
  • Things to invest in right now: Drones and Virtual Reality.


74 comments:

Anonymous said...

I believe there are records that are maintained on the dogs that will tell you what their hit/miss ratios are. I know you can subpoena their training records, and I'm pretty sure if you know what to ask for you can get everything on them. I've been to a couple of CLEs where they had dog trainers come and present, and they listed the specific information you needed to request. I didn't pay attention because that is 0% of my practice, but the information is evidently out there.

I'm not a baseball fan, but you may be oversimplifying things. 95% of the work is done off the field on any sport--who to recruit, who to play and when, etc. You also completely left off when to call in The Wild Thing.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Cleveland should have called Wild Thing out of the bullpen to clean things up last night.

DF Harry Doyle
DF The Voice of Indians Baseball

Anonymous said...

berry, we knew he wasn't very smart. sheesh

Anonymous said...

All caps guy's posts read like a middle schooler. get an education ACG !!!

Anonymous said...

VR5 is real.

Anonymous said...

Speaking of polls.
Did you see where Trump grabbed Hillary by the Virginia?

Ouch= going to leave a mark I do believe.

Not Sam.

Anonymous said...

The answer has to be "no."

Can the Cineplex manager eject you for blocking the view of other patrons during the movie? The answer has to be "yes".

Anonymous said...

IF MANAGING BASEBALL IS SO EASY, WHY WEREN'T YOU IN ONE OF THE DUGOUTS LAST NIGHT?... DO YOU KNOW WHERE ONE MIGHT FIND SOME GOOD IDEAS FOR A PVC SOFTBALL BATTING CAGE / CATCHING DEVICE?

Anonymous said...

Bill and Eddie get excited about baseball like you get excited when you see a car accident. Its just a matter of perspective.

Anonymous said...

RE: Confederate flag at the ballgame

At least one person in the video stated that the school had a policy banning the display of such a flag(maybe BS, but who knows?). The guy was on school property and subject to the rules of the school.

So in an ad hoc, e plurbis unum, and pro bono legal terms, the dude could be removed.

I liked the way he brought up the assault allegation AFTER he realized his first argument was spiraling down the terlet.

Anonymous said...

8:50 Rage: I think the question was 'easily accessible data base', not what can be learned through a subpoena.
9:13: There's a vast difference between Cineplex (privately owned) and a football stadium (taxpayer owned).
I'm not sure of the answer because I know police are at all local games and at least some of them are there as School Resource Officers, who work jointly with the local police force and the school.

Anonymous said...

I am usually a fan of yours but your comment of managing baseball is easy..... The only people who say things like that are idiots that don't know baseball!! Your football/baseball analogy is very similar to checkers/chess or for that matter attorney/rocket scientist!!!!! Oh and your RTG is horrible!! Just saying...

Anonymous said...

538 Tells you all you need to know, Barry.

Florida is a toss up but Hillary is favored 2/3rds to Trumps 1/3rd.

Get it now?

MAGA

Anonymous said...

538 had her at 87% ten days ago, polls lag behind voter sentiment at least a couple days.
This thing is going to overtime.

Anonymous said...

Clinton Foundation
Indictment likely.

Anonymous said...

Skippy, Nice detective work on exposing Rage as the all caps girl.

Anonymous said...

Barry Green is all caps guy or someone Green knows is all caps guy or a relative of Green is all caps guy. Green isn't very smart and doesn't have to pretend to be dumb.

Anonymous said...

Every time I see the K9 unit parked for lunch I casually walk by and spit thru the window, hoping I hit the lousy mutt right in the face. It makes my day happy again.

Anonymous said...

RE: RTG

Did anyone besides me have the 1st impression of today's RTG as......

Octomom?

Anonymous said...

8:53

They had the perfect opportunity to bring Wild Thing in.

He was in the stands last night.

wordkyle said...

"still gives Hillary a 67% chance to win the election" - If the Fox News reporting has any legs, things may actually get even worse for Hillary.

1. The Clinton Foundation investigation is far more expansive than anybody has reported so far and has been going on for more than a year.

2. The laptops of Clinton aides Cherryl Mills and Heather Samuelson have not been destroyed, and agents are currently combing through them. The investigation has interviewed several people twice, and plans to interview some for a third time.

3. Agents have found emails believed to have originated on Hillary Clinton's secret server on Anthony Weiner's laptop. They say the emails are not duplicates and could potentially be classified in nature.

4. Sources within the FBI say that an indictment is "likely" in the case of pay-for-play at the Clinton Foundation, "barring some obstruction in some way" from the Justice Department.

5. FBI sources say with 99% accuracy that Hillary Clinton's server has been hacked by at least five foreign intelligence agencies, and that information had been taken from it.

We just need to see if the rest of the media ignore this report.

Anonymous said...

Every time I see the K9 unit parked for lunch I casually walk by and spit thru the window, hoping I hit the lousy mutt right in the face. It makes my day happy again.

10:09 AM


Karma. Beware of the Karma.

Anonymous said...

I didn't realize that Rage was a lawyer....."ick"

Anonymous said...

Should you relinquish your free speech rights when some hysterical person is triggered by your religion or your choice of clothes, or who you vote for?

Classic political correctness.

If I wear my Rebel flag ball cap and you get angry because of it, that is your problem, not mine.

For those of you out in Rhome (and Sunset), a rebel flag is not a nazi flag. However, your reaction is your choice. Get over it.

Anonymous said...

Down to 64.8%

Anonymous said...

Barry is like a guy in a hair metal band and it's 1990.

Anonymous said...

Wordkyle quoting a Fox news anti-Clinton/Democratic report, now that's a reliable unbiased report.

Anonymous said...

Fox News will report anything to get Trump elected! Sorry, until the FBI finishes the investigation, all the speculation is just political criminalizing Clinton! No one is going to pay attention to Fox News and will vote for Clinton any day over Trump! And read today his Trump Toronto Hotel is in bankruptcy! Of course, it can't be his fault! He is going to make us rich, win and MAGA!

wordkyle said...

1146 - Yep, it's a report from the Fox News news division, not one of their commentary shows. I know some people automatically ignore information if a) it disagrees with their preconceived notions; and b) it comes from a source they don't like, whether it's accurate or not. Regardless of whether you agree or disagree with the commentary on some of their shows, the Fox News news division is just as reliable as any of the other major news divisions.

It may be that you refuse to accept information you don't like. Wikileaks showed that many of the so-called "major" media outlets are completely in the pockets of Democrats, and they don't report stories negative to Democrats. Those outlets are likely the only ones you approve of.

Anonymous said...

HE'S DEBATING IF HE SHOULD QUIT TEASING HIS HAIR AND WEARING SPANDEX AND MAKEUP

Why Guy said...

Please tell us your Joe Buck comment is sarcasm. He probably can call football (my cat could do that well and easily), but do you actually listen to the idiocy of the stupid stuff he says during a baseball game????? Not surprisingly, he is a Tim McCarver (KING of idiocy) protégé!!

Anonymous said...

GREEN....YOU COULDN'T MANAGE AN 8U GIRLS SOFTBALL TEAM. LEAVE THE BIG BOY STUFF FOR THE BIG BOYS.

DF ALL CAPS GUY

Anonymous said...

Yeah, you're right. And my response to that is that there is not an easily accessible LEO record of any type, anywhere, pretty much. So the "why not" answer would be "because they hide things from us." We are the enemy to the police.

Rage

Anonymous said...

You're not very smart, are you?

Anonymous said...

1. The Clinton Foundation investigation is far more expansive than anybody has reported so far and has been going on for more than a year.

And they still haven't found that a crime was committed.

2. The laptops of Clinton aides Cherryl Mills and Heather Samuelson have not been destroyed, and agents are currently combing through them. The investigation has interviewed several people twice, and plans to interview some for a third time.

There was never an allegation that they were destroyed. Why throw this in there?

3. Agents have found emails believed to have originated on Hillary Clinton's secret server on Anthony Weiner's laptop. They say the emails are not duplicates and could potentially be classified in nature.

But were they sent to the laptop by Clinton, or by Houma? If by Houma, regardless of their classified nature, this is not wrongdoing by Clinton. It is wrongdoing by Houma.

4. Sources within the FBI say that an indictment is "likely" in the case of pay-for-play at the Clinton Foundation, "barring some obstruction in some way" from the Justice Department.

This I can see. But whether it's against Clinton or her minions remains to be seen. Did Clinton ever say "If he pays $X I will get them this audience"? I sincerely doubt it. Did one of the staffers say "If you pay $X I bet I can get them to take notice and get you in front of them"? This seems more likely.

5. FBI sources say with 99% accuracy that Hillary Clinton's server has been hacked by at least five foreign intelligence agencies, and that information had been taken from it.

They knew this already, and yet Comey already said she did not break a law.

Look, I despise Clinton. I think her data management was atrocious and there are probably 100 reasons I could list off as to why I would not want her as president. I don't think she deserves it. I think her judgment is seriously questionable. I 100% believe that she solicited donations for favors (but not in a provable format). I think she's a dirt bag liar. I can see foundation staffers getting indicted, and maybe even convicted. I can see that there were classified documents on Houma's laptop. But that's Houma's doing, and we already knew that some classified information was run through the server by Clinton herself. They knew that already, and yet Comey said she did not break the law.

Still--as bad as she is, I believe Trump will cause far more damage to the country and I do not believe that Clinton will be convicted, even if indicted, which at this point seems unlikely.

Anonymous said...

DAMN SON QUIT BEING A NAIVE LITTLE DOUCHEBAG AND GIVE US AN UPDATE ON THE PVC BACKSTOP PROJECT ALREADY. THEN YOU CAN TALK ABOUT HOW EASY MANAGING BASEBALL IS.

Anonymous said...

11:46 was unaware of media bias before Fox News. Confirmation bias?

wordkyle said...

1. "And they still haven't found that a crime was committed." - They haven't reported a crime was committed. Since the investigation continues, we can assume that there's strong evidence something happened, at least enough to continue the investigation.
2. "There was never an allegation that they were destroyed. Why throw this in there?" - Because the FBI was supposed to destroy them as part of the immunity deal for the ladies named. Immunity is void if the person is shown to have lied.
3. "But were they sent to the laptop by Clinton, or by Houma?" - In either case, it indicates that the information, possibly classified, wound up on an unsecure laptop in Weiner's possession. Bad news for Hillary in either case.
4. "whether it's against Clinton or her minions remains to be seen" - Of course. It's still in her purview, has her name on it, and continues the impression of her dishonesty. Bad news in either case. (And do you really think people are stupid enough to simply blurt out the exact phrasing you mentioned? If someone tried that, the other person would say "Are you wearing a wire?"
5. "They knew this already..." Wrong. The FBI reported in July that there was "no evidence" her e-mail was hacked by foreign power.
"...and yet Comey already said she did not break a law" Wrong again. What Comey said was that what she did was not "prosecutable." He detailed in several ways that she possibly broke the law, but his excuse was that she didn't "intend" to do so. Her ignorance of the law was her excuse.

Your priorities are based on Trump's potential damage, without regard to actual damage Hillary Clinton has already done. Revealing classified info to foreign agencies because -- against expert advice, and against government rules -- she refused to use standard channels seems like a bigger sin. That's not even counting the evidence -- which the FBI is investigating, and which you yourself said you believe to be true -- that she sold her influence as Secretary of State. How far would Clinton have to go for you to disqualify her? (Unless I misunderstand, and you aim to vote for a third party candidate.)

Anonymous said...

"They haven't reported a crime was committed."

Correct. In fact, they reported that no crime was committed. Then they closed the investigation, remember? After they knew that Hillary had classified information on a private server.

"Immunity is void if the person is shown to have lied."

Which would indicate that the witnesses, not Clinton, are the targets here.

"In either case, it indicates that the information, possibly classified, wound up on an unsecure laptop in Weiner's possession. Bad news for Hillary in either case."

Agreed. I liked David Gergen's response tot his whole thing--that someone this high up shouldn't be so completely sloppy. But it's not new. We already knew this happened, this is just more evidence that it happened.

Regrading your point 5--we'll just have to disagree on how you're parsing those words. Crimes are prosecutable. Non-crimes are not. Same same.

"Your priorities are based on Trump's potential damage, without regard to actual damage Hillary Clinton has already done."

Your assumption is incorrect. I know what she has done. Like those voting for Trump, an admitted sexual assailant (among other bad traits), simply for the down-ballot effects and supreme court nominees, I voted for Clinton for the larger policies that I think are important. I think Trump's tax and economic plans would put us back in a Bush-era recession. I think Obamacare, as imperfect as it is, is necessary and beneficial. I think they are basically tied on foreign policy--they'll both send Americans to die in foreign wars, so that's a draw. I think they are a wash on immigration as well. Clinton can't get amnesty any more than Trump can build a wall, so the current record rates of deportations will simply continue as is.

Otherwise, I think Clinton will have a more measured response than Trump on any unforeseen issues, and that although she shows disdain for some political standpoints, she will show more respect for the average American than Trump will.

But I have not at all made my decision without considering what she has already done. I don't like it, but I will stomach it.

Disqualify? Hell, I don't know. She's been under investigation for almost 30 years and nothing has been found to indict her on. Character flaws aside, and that's a big aside, I think she's better qualified than Trump on the issues that I care about.

coachmaz said...

Wordkyle you know that refusing to accept info you do not like works both ways. No its easier to blame the "main stream media" for everything. When the last time you watched anything other than Fox news. Theres no doubt that ALL news outlets carry some biased reporting but this constant harping of rigged elections and the media is always against your side grows boring and frankly beneath tour intelligent level.

wordkyle said...

Everything about the e-mails is not settled (you are simply wrong about point #5) and you ignore that the FBI is still investigating. Comey himself said he notified Congress about it because what he'd said in July was no longer correct, and that the investigation was not completed.

Okay, you believe Trump is worse that Hillary, and I don't. (Hillary selling her influence and revealing classified info outweigh Trump's douchebaggery.)

wordkyle said...

152 - I don't watch Fox News at all. I'm sorry you're bored, but the Wikileaks info confirms that much of the mainstream media is in the tank for Democrats. A recent study found media coverage of Trump overwhelmingly negative compared to that for Clinton. A Florida newspaper apologized for its anti-Trump bias, and explained how and why it happens. All boring, right? Yet all true, and all affecting the national conversation.

As for the rigged elections, I believe it happens and the potential exists for it happening again. But I wouldn't say I harp on it. There's too much other stuff Democrats do which is much more obvious.

Anonymous said...

1:35 - keep hammering those checks from George Soros. With any luck, you people will dismantle western culture in our children's lifetimes.

Anonymous said...

I love technologically illiterate folks postulating how certain emails got where and when.
1. The device on which FBI agents found a cache of heretofore unknown emails was, according to reputable news organizations, a shared device that both Wiener and Abedin used (as many spouses do, when a personal device is unavailable/broken).
2. When you set up a new device with your email account, it may (depending on your email software & settings) sync up with the mail server to download all past/present/future emails to the new device. Abedin, nor Wiener, had to do anything special, if the software was configured that way.
3. Very foolish to share devices for this reason.
Just a little clarification for my American friends.

and a postscript: have Comrade Donald contact me. We have the new back channel server at the fake Russian bank setup and ready to funnel instructions. The FSB also has a check for his campaign, but in rubles.

DF Vladimir Putin, Tech Expert

Anonymous said...

First we kill the lawyers

Anonymous said...

I have already booked Yankee Stadium for my version of the Nuremberg Rally, but more fabulous and bigger. Just fantastic. Be there. Or Else.

DF Donald F. Trump
df the F stands for Fuehrer

Anonymous said...

DWI lawyering and baseball managing sound very similar!

Anonymous said...

You fools can pray to Satan as hard as you want. Hillarys still going to lose.

Anonymous said...

2:25

1. I'm not a lawyer.
2. You know that's a compliment to lawyers, right? In Henry VI, Dick the Butcher was asked how to create anarchy so that Cade could become king. His response? To kill the lawyers--because they protect the government, and in our country, the Constitution.

If you learn how to read, you'll find that your life will be a lot easier.

1:35

Anonymous said...

Hey 2:33, don't blame either Hillary or Trump on me. I wrote in Obama for a third term.

DF Satan

Anonymous said...

I don't ignore that the FBI is still investigating. But you assume they're investigating Hillary. I assume they're investigating Houma. The evidence will take them where it takes them.

Admitting to sexual assault is not simple douchebaggery. You continue to downplay just how bad Trump is, most likely because you cannot see past your nose whee Clinton is concerned. You are as guilty of blindly believing things as you think others are. You just conservatively lean, in the land of The Big Texan.

Anonymous said...

"A recent study found media coverage of Trump overwhelmingly negative compared to that for Clinton"

You see this as bias. I see this as there being more negatives for Trump.

Po-ta-toe.

Anonymous said...

In the event that this is directed at me, I am not unaware of it. However, Houma has stated that she did not synch up the full gov't e-mail. She forwarded certain e-mails to her Yahoo account, from which she could more easily print. This would not have synched the entire account.

How much of that is true remains to be seen.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, Leader Trump. Yankee Stadium is out for your rally. We are already setting it up for your "special guests" that we will be picking up off the streets and in their homes on November 9th for an extended stay. Hard to take down, then put back up, all the barbed wire and guard towers.

DF Gauleiter Giuliani
DF Stalag 17 (formerly known as Yankee Stadium)

Anonymous said...

Wordy's getting nervous... seems like he's spinning out of control.

Are all conservatives doing blow now ever since they witnessed their hero Trump on coke during the debates?

Anonymous said...

Why would well heeled and tech savvy elites ever need or choose to share devices? I don't personally know any couple that shares a device and I'm just a deplorable.

Your "as many spouses do" proclamation doesn't hold water!

wordkyle said...

I'm sorry. I just realized that I'm trying to have a serious discussion with someone who "100% believes" that Hillary Clinton sold her influence while Secretary of State, yet still supports her because of her "policies."

I'll simply leave the information out there for others who still have the ability to reason.

Anonymous said...

Hey ACG, Your a puppet!

Anonymous said...

Mrs. LL should be careful with these "internet investigations" because she does not the occupation of the all CAPS guy. Hopefully she's researched Federal and State law because I know you haven't a clue.

Dead For Tax Purposes said...

I'll try to repost--in case this is directed at me.

Houma has stated that she did not synch the e-mail account. She would forward gov't e-mails to her Yahoo account, from which they could more easily be printed while at home. So there would not be an entire cache of her e-mails from the gov't account on the laptop, there would only be the ones she forwarded that were on her Yahoo account.

That was still a stupid thing to do.

Anonymous said...

WHAT DIFFERENCE, AT THIS POINT, DOES IT MAKE?... HARAMBE FOR PRESIDENT

Anonymous said...

2:40 -

So just where did Trump admit to any sexual assault. The video was simply him saying that, because he is rich and famous, he has the opportunity to do that.

Look at many of the women accusing Trump right now. They are being represented by Gloria Allred, who is a big Democratic supporter and was actually one of Hillary's delegates to the DNC. Look at her history of cases she has handled. Many of them have proven to be baseless.

Anonymous said...

Hey Wordkyle....

I just saw the herd of unicorns.

Thanks for the tip.

Anonymous said...

You do realize Russians aren't Nazi's, right?

Anonymous said...

So you did get my point

Anonymous said...

You can get snarky if you like. I voted for the party platform and for the policies that are important to me.

You are voting for an admitted criminal and someone who is also under investigation and facing more than one trial in the future, imports foreign labor but claims to be a populist, declares bankruptcy multiple times but claims to be a good businessman, hasn't paid taxes in decades because of a huge loss that he carries forward every year but claims he will end if elected, etc.

I'd say your cognitive dissonance is far more disturbing than my calculated choice.

Anonymous said...

Look there, Wordy can't even have a civil discussion without losing his composure and demeaning someone who is making respectful conversation with him. Loser.

Anonymous said...

MANAGING BASEBALL IS MUCH MORE STRESSFUL THAN DWI LAWYERIN. BASEBALL MANAGERS HAVE CONSEQUENCES FOR LOSING GAMES. DWI LAWYERS AIN'T GOT NO CONSEQUENCES FOR LOSING CASES. JUST ASK GREEN, HE'S AN EXPERT.

wordkyle said...

Sorry, kids. Nothing Trump has done comes close to Hillary's compromising national security. She is literally the Manchurian candidate. That anyone can justify equating the two is what astonishes.

Anonymous said...

6:15

Not even close.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Manchurian_Candidate

Some of us have actually read books that don't require painting by the numbers.

You pompous butt wipe.

Anonymous said...

WK

Trump is not astonishing?

Seriously?

Please list your medications.

Anonymous said...

6:15

The word "glans" defines you.

Pompous glans...sounds....unique.

wordkyle said...

753 - A Manchurian candidate is "a candidate running for office who publicly supports one group to win election, but uses his executive or legislative powers to assist an opposing group" (Urban Dictionary)
And you tried so hard.

whisky O said...

Just thinking Trump has had fewer people killed.