The Campaign For DA

11.29.2016

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts



  • A man was found dead in a Dallas hotel room and police are looking for four suspects (pictured below.) I'm guessing something very seedy went very wrong.
  • I'm really beginning to like Megyn Kelly who may be the last sane person left at Fox News. She talked last night how she was a high tone lawyer in Chicago (at Jones, Day then Bickel and Brewer -- two big firms). But all she did was work, hated her job, and basically decided to go into journalism while driving into work one day. 
  • Fox 4 had an incredibly interesting guy on last night who is part of the Texas Electoral College -- he was there to talk about another delegate who had resigned rather than vote for Trump. His position: Although he would vote for Trump, he was under no obligation to do so. And the other guy should have stayed and cast his vote for Hillary. 
  • A seventeen year old from Jacksboro has died. Anyone know why/how?
  • I've seen that truck commercial where the strength of the bed is demonstrated by dropping a heavy toolbox into two trucks for comparison. One cracked the steel and the other and one didn't. I don't know anything about physics or engineering, but that doesn't seem to be the most scientific test in the world.
  • I don't reference Idiocracy because it was a good movie. I reference it because it was so prophetic.
  • Speaking of, Trump went on another child-like Twitter rant last night this time with CNN in his cross hairs. (A reporter had said Trump's claim that he won the popular vote if "you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally" was baseless and not supported by evidence.) 


  • And that first one was the President-Elect quoting/retweeting a sixteen year old boy. (And I've got a separate post going up in a second on the absolutely crazy thing he said this morning.)
  • I've never seen so many lawyers not know what they are doing. It's a growing problem. I wonder if the same is true for other fields (i.e. doctors, accountants, etc.)
  • Greg Abbott is already trying to work the Ohio State stabbings into publicity by bringing up "sanctuary cities" -- He's on Fox and Friends this morning.
  • He might want to worry about Texas Grandmother Crime. One grandmother shot another grandmother over a grandchild in a Dallas Walmart parking lot. 



45 comments:

Anonymous said...

You don't listen well to commercials--I don't blame you, though! The Ford's truck bed is ALUMINUM, hence the tearing when hit by the sharp-cornered tool box. The GMC/Chevy's truck bed is steel, though, and only dents. I'm a diehard Ford fan, but I've been a leetle leery of all those bragging ads about their new F150s bodies constructed largely out of "military-grade aluminum". There may be different grades/hardness varieties of aluminum, but at the end of the day, it ain't steel.

Heard the Jacksboro 17-year old was going to show livestock and somehow lost control? Not sure, but sounds tragic.

Anonymous said...

Read an article yesterday that Republicans will rein in Trump after regressive tax cuts pass and a conservative supreme court judge is appointed! So the tweeting is going to continue and we can only hope he doesn't get upset with the leader of North Korea!

Anonymous said...

Actually, Trump's tweets about CNN are pretty well-taken and accurately to the point. :-)

Anonymous said...

Liberals continue their massive meltdown over Trump tweets! I love what he is doing....just send out a few pointed tweets and the entire news media stops down, doesn't cover anything else. He is a puppet master and the true Idiocracy is how worked up you libs get over nothing! You all are playing right into his hands, helping his recruiting efforts and the man hasn't done a flipping thing yet!

Anonymous said...

The 17 year old in Jacksboro was killed in a one vehicle accident going to a livestock auction in Stephenville. Was a great kid that was involved in numerous activities to help his school and community. He will be missed by his classmates and town.

SpanishWarDonkey said...

The Chevy truck body is made of steel, so a toolbox corner won't puncture it. With this new body style, Ford went with aluminum to save about 800 pounds in weight and produce better fuel economy. It's a painfully disingenuous ad on the part of GM for two reasons: first, anyone using their truck for regular work and isn't a moron will pay the extra $4-500 for a bedliner and second; if they are just throwing their tools (you know, their livelihood) around like that, they probably don't care about body damage to their vehicle anyway.

Safety speaking, the trucks are the same, though the Ford might actually score higher on IHA tests. You're trying to protect the integrity of the cab in an accident. You do this with a steel frame. The frame being wrapped in aluminum won't matter. The bed on the Ford is just shaped aluminum, but you aren't trying to keep people in the back of a pickup safe.

GM just decided to appeal to the machismo and played on the ignorance of the average truck-buyer. They'll have aluminum bodies soon too, so they can compete in the fuel-economy game with Ford and Ram.

Guinjames said...

You should listen to the truck commercial. The Ford has an aluminum bed, the Chevy is steel. Steel stretches while aluminum is brittle. Saves weight no doubt but a little fragile IMO for a truck bed.

Anonymous said...

One cracked the steel and the other and one didn't.

Nor much about metallurgy or marketing for that matter. Let me decode that for you: One truck has an aluminum bed. Most pickups are not sold to people with PhDs - a double blind clinical test would not be so effective as a visceral demonstration.

Anonymous said...

RE: recount and electoral college votes; you libtards get over it

Anonymous said...

Wait a minute, let me get this straight. Trump is considering a man who admitted to violating his security clearance in sharing info with a woman not authorized to hear/see it, had binders of classified info he was not permitted to keep after he left command, and lied to the FBI in several interviews before finally admitting it? And he should be doing hard Federal prison time instead the mild probation he was slapped on the wrist with? That's all okay for you Trumpites, but you want Hillary jailed for her email stupidity? Wow! Just, Wow!

DF Colin Powell

wordkyle said...

BG, I believe you to be a reasonably rational, reasonably good-hearted human being in daily life. But your lunacy, and that of others on the Left, since Trump was elected is the reason Liberalism is considered a mental disorder. You create caricatures, then convince yourselves they're real. You use extremist language to rile yourselves and each other up. Fringe groups have always done such things. When did the American Left (Democrats) make these techniques their mainstream?

Triple Fake... said...

the toolbox dropped into the truck beds can't be that heavy. The guy says at the start that it's empty.
And the difference is that the first one is aluminum, presumably aircraft grade. That's Ford's claim as to how sturdy their truck is. Or perhaps it means they use the same kind of aluminum that was supplied by the cheapest bidder.


The test looks totally science-y to me. Don't you figger I would have come to the same conclusions about gravity and stuff if I'd been bopped on the noggin like that with a Craftsman 3-drawer?

Triple Fake Ghost of Sir Isaac Newton
(currently sidelined by concussion protocol)

Ernest T said...

It will be interesting in the future when GM decides to use the aluminum bodies that they currently have in development. They now claim how easy they are to damage. What will they say then?

Ford did some live testing with these. Reportedly, they made a couple of 2014 Ford F150s with the new aluminum and sold them to a mine in Nevada. They didn't tell them this, but said that they needed to examine them from time to time. The damage was nothing more than you would expect from a normal work truck.

Anonymous said...

8:56 nailed it. If you are throwing your overloaded toolbox edge first, dropping 6" rocks from 6' above the bed, ect... you might be a moron. If you buy into the GM commercial's logic... you ARE a moron.

Just take a look at the rock trucks running down the road. About 90% of them are pulling aluminum trailers. Why aren't they all split open after every load? Because GM didn't rig the way they were loaded, that's why.

Apply a $400 spray-in bedliner and problem solved.

Anonymous said...

"I'm guessing something very seedy went very wrong."

The blonde certainly looks like she's trying like hell not to look guilty.

"One cracked the steel and the other and one didn't."

No, the crappy Ford's crappy aluminum bed was punctured. The Chevy's steel bed was not.

"I don't know anything about physics or engineering, but that doesn't seem to be the most scientific test in the world."

I say this as someone who generally likes you, but: This shows you haven't really done any real work with a real truck. You don't need scientific to know that you want a truck bed that won't get holes poked in it every time you drop a feather on it. Ford makes POS trucks for white trash wanna be's. The kind of people who have a horse but no land, or a jacked up F-250 with GIT R DONE or "Where's the birth certificate" somewhere on it. The type of people who have a SECEDE bumper sticker, but get upset if someone doesn't stand for the national anthem. These are not real farmers and ranchers. They're not even dime store cowboys. They're just losers who hate Mexicans because they take their jobs--and they're right about that. I would (and do) hire a truck full of illegals before I hired a single white guy with a Ford.

Anyway, the best tests for that kind of thing are whether or not the item you are testing still works after someone says "Hey man, hold my beer and watch this."

Rage

Anonymous said...

RE: recount and electoral college votes; you libtards get over it - 9:04 AM

But Trump is the one saying the election was rigged. Why would you be upset with following his advice and checking the results again? Don't you believe in what The Donald says?

Anonymous said...

No, all of the sane people are laughing at him. And you. But you go ahead and think that we all believe our world is coming to an end, of that's what you need to think to get yourself through the day. It's what Jesus would do, right?

Rage

Anonymous said...

Attacking our 1st Amendment rights IS "nothing", if you are a brainwashed Trumpkin. The rest of us are more than happy to get worked up for you in your absence.

Anonymous said...

Intensive Training from our friends on the right. The left is learning that common sense, decency and respect no longer applies - the new way to be heard is to be rude, absurd, inflammatory and untruthful. Apparently that works very well with low IQ rural sheeple that stray off the ranch.

Fake Buttercup

Anonymous said...

Since when is a twitter spat with CNN an attack on the 1st? It goes both ways, people have a right to defend themselves publicly. Your assumption that only the media should have a voice is what is frightening.

And Rage, I will quit thinking you folks are in "the sky is falling" mode when you start acting like it. Trump taking to twitter to defend himself is not the end of the world or the 1st! I don't know what Jesus would do, nor do I care.

Anonymous said...

Trump called out CNN on twitter, liberals immediately respond that the tweet was unconstitutional!😂😂😂

Anonymous said...

Skippy, Your VP pick Tim Kaine tweeted about the gun violence at OSU yesterday. What a winner. And you have a problem with Trump's tweets?

Anonymous said...

Rage, I promise, it gets better snowflake! I'll create a safe space for you in the bed of my GMC! A bedliner, coloring books, hot cocoa and puppies will be provided!

Anonymous said...

Barry is deep in the anger/bargaining stage of grief. Hang in there little buddy.

"I've never seen so many lawyers not know what they are doing. It's a growing problem."

Do you offer to mentor them or just shake your head smugly?

Anonymous said...

Two teens died in Jacksboro over Thanksgiving. This has to be tragic to Jacksboro! I didn't know either kid, and barely know anyone at all in Jacksboro.
One death has gotten no mention. The girl was hit by a car as she walked along North Main Street at 3:15 pm. http://www.jacksboronewspapers.com/news/teen-killed-sunday-when-hit-car

The other death , a single-car accident, has filled FB with posts and memorials. http://www.jacksboronewspapers.com/news/jacksboro-student-lost-fatal-wreck

Anonymous said...

I have certainly had a problem lately with dentists that don't know what they're doing. My previous two dentists were nice people who turned out to be completely incompetent dentists. They screwed up what should have been simple procedures causing me all kinds of pain. I finally found a good dentist from a personal recommendation but now he is retiring.

Anonymous said...

In ref to Donald Trump -- get over it. The more you rail against him and the new administration, the more you reveal yourselves to be a political entity that needs to be identified and stopped. It's for your own good to shut your liberal mouth and stop showing everyone you are a communist. Hey! I've got an idea! Move to Cuba! I hear they are short one commie this morning.

Anonymous said...

The Jacksboro young man was on his way to a livestock show, lost control of his truck, hit a tree. Very sad

mzchief said...

It's EFFING Twitter. You people with your knickers in a twist over what Crazy posts on Twitter need to just take a DEEP BREATH and calm down. How many of you commenting on the BS posted by Trump, on Twitter, actually have Twitter and have a varied Twitter-feed? Twitter is nothing more than the outlet for self-important people to spew their musings. Now you understand why Trump has a YUGE Twitter presence.

Yes, I have a Twitter-feed, merely for the entertainment value. I'm not important enough to post to Twitter. No one wants to know when I golf, ski, eat, go to China to teach English and/or I and the rest of my world ranked raiding guild downs a new boss. Just a FYI, I usually stream raiding on Twitch.

Anonymous said...

And in large part, that's the point. Trump is about to be the most powerful man in the world, and he's tweeting his insanity at odd hours of the night. It's not exactly... presidential.

Hell, it's not even remotely professional. It's not even casual Friday.

Rage

Anonymous said...

But it sounds like you really want people to know you "golf, ski, eat, go to China to teach English and/or I and the rest of my world ranked raiding guild downs a new boss." I'd say Twitter would be right up your alley!

NoseALot said...

I hope you permanently deleted yesterday's RTGs

Anonymous said...

I'm thinking that there sure are a lot of numb acorns in Wise County and i'm being kind with the acorns here. Seem more like mustard seeds than nuts anyway.

If you're too dense to figure out that you're being shucked with the truck commercials you're certainly too dumb to figure out what's about to happen to this nation. (Note: There is actually a difference between a country and a nation.)
"Trump is considering a man who admitted to violating his security clearance in sharing info with a woman not authorized to hear/see it, had binders of classified info he was not permitted to keep after he left command, and lied to the FBI in several interviews before finally admitting it? And he should be doing hard Federal prison time instead the mild probation he was slapped on the wrist with? That's all okay for you Trumpites, but you want Hillary jailed for her email stupidity? Wow! Just, Wow!"
DF Colin Powell ain't so dumb after all.

Anonymous said...

"Outlaw burning the flag" What? I voted for Trump to get less government intervention.

Anonymous said...

I told you to vote for Gary Johnson!

Anonymous said...

Wait. Mzchief went to China to teach English?

AAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA.

Anonymous said...

Forgot to mention the "young lawyers are stupid" comments. I think it's attributable to three things, probably in this order:

1. Law schools like TSU, S. Texas, Whatever A&M's school is called, and SMU are pumping out idiots by the hundreds;
2. The flood of young lawyers means that there are more lawyers than jobs, so instead of getting in a firm and paying some dues, they hang out a shingle and try to get by--but because they never worked in a firm or had a decent mentor, they are committing malpractice on a regular basis because they have no clue what they're doing. This is especially true in your chosen field of criminal law, which is increasingly more complicated, but also in family law. It's why the majority of criminal and family lawyers are particularly awful. Not you, but the ones you would most likely see the most often. It's why you're noticing it.
3. Young lawyer are stupid. Always have been, always will be. When you were a young lawyer, there was some grumpy old guy in the courtroom shaking his head about how dumb you were back then, too.

Rage

Anonymous said...

WELL LOOKY THERE GREEN WE HAVE ANOTHER TERRORIST ATTACK. THIS TIME AT THE OSU. WELL IT MUST NOT BE A WHITE FELLER WITH A GUN OR YOU WOULD BE ALL OVER IT WITH THAT CRACKERS PHOTO RIGHT.

I WONDER IF IT WAS AN ISLAMIC MUSLIM TERRORIST REFUGEE.

WHILE YOU COMPLAIN ABOUT TRUMPS TWEETS HE CONTINUES TO BUILD A CABINET THAT WON'T PUT UP WITH THIS SHIT ANY LONGER. HIDE AND WATCH SNOWFLAKE.

Anonymous said...

So you're saying it's aluminum

Anonymous said...

Leftist like Barry are the reason we have Trump. Hair metal led to grunge.

Anonymous said...

Careful now, you might get called a libtard talking trash about The Leader like that.
Fake 10:50

Anonymous said...

Two quick questions: How many bolts hold on that aluminum bed and where do you park your new Ford truck at night?

DF Meth Head Scrap Metal Seller

Anonymous said...

While the loons are worked up over Trumps twitter. The dems are showing the whole country your votes don't matter. If their candidate loses they want to sue.. this whole recount crap is ridiculous. They don't want a recount.They want to waste time in the hopes they can deny Trump electoral votes. We are witnessing the death of the Demoncrat party.

Anonymous said...

520 we are just thankful the conos have no loons in the bunch. just level headed and sane thinkers like you. you are an asset to your kind.

Anonymous said...

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