The Campaign For DA

11.23.2016

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts


  • Man, that Medal of Freedom ceremony at the White House yesterday was like the Golden Globes for old guys like me: Tom Hanks, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Michael Jordan, Vin Scully,  Ellen DeGeneres, Lorne Michaels, Bill and Melinda Gates, Diana Ross and Bruce Springsteen were honored. 
  • Tom Hanks being in the background at the ceremony looked like a scene out of Forrest Gump.
  • My head is still spinning about Trump's day yesterday after his fight and make up session with the New York Times. I don't know if his election is like "Dog catches car" or "Cat finally gets outside and doesn't know what to do."
  • I get sucked into Urban Cowboy every time. It is so Texas. And one scene I had never noticed is Uncle Bob talking to Bud, played by John Travolta, about pride. Years later, Pulp Fiction would revive Travolta's career and he would be in the background in a bar in one scene when Marsellus Wallace talks to Butch (Bruce Willis) about pride.
  • I love those who tell me to "get over it" when it comes to this election. And my friends have checked on me wondering if I'm OK. Uh, no. After the Idiocracy of yesterday, I'm far from OK.
    Nice segue, no?
  • Wow: Fort Worth's Shannon, Gracey law firm is shutting down. I interviewed with them in 1985. They didn't hire me. (Love this sentence from the story: "Shannon Gracey, which lists offices in Fort Worth, Dallas, Arlington, Austin, Houston and Rhome . . . ."
  • Trump may end up being the most moderate President ever. Heck, he might be a liberal. He conned Bubba into thinking he was a right winger. He conned me into thinking he was a right winger. His goal might be simply to make money. And if that's true, I hope the authors of Game Change and Double Down name their book about this election The Big Con? (It a nice name play off of the title The Big Short about how we were all conned during the mortgage crisis.)
  • The Eighth Grader in the House got a Polaroid camera for her birthday.  She and her friends thought is was the craziest technology they had ever seen. Reaction: You can take a picture and it gets printed out? Right away? On paper? You kidding me?
  • Dalai Lama news:


  • Right wing talk radio shows were in an absolute disarray yesterday trying to defend Trump. "We weren't lied to when he said he would prosecute Hillary," they said. "He's just being Presidential." How's that "drain the swamp" workin' out for you? 
  • That leader of the alt-right meeting where the Nazi salute was made after Trump's election (that I posted yesterday) will speak at Aggieland. (The guy's also a graduate of Dallas' high tone St. Mark's.) And to think the Dennis Pragers of the world thought public institutions of higher learning were nothing but a bastion of liberalism.
  • I'm about to go in Thanksgiving mode, and will abandon politic talks for a while. (A promise to myself which I will break in no time flat.)
  • There's is no bigger fake news than local reporters going to DFW or Love Field to report on today being "the busiest traffic day of the year." 
  • Another long time prosecutor in the Tarrant County DA's office was either fired or left. Who was it? 



39 comments:

Anonymous said...

(In your best Boston accent)

And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for Donald Trump.

Anonymous said...

Man, that Medal of Freedom ceremony at the White House yesterday was like the Golden Globes for old guys like me: Tom Hanks, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Michael Jordan, Vin Scully, Ellen DeGeneres, Lorne Michaels, Bill and Melinda Gates, Diana Ross and Bruce Springsteen were honored.


All conservatives too.

NOT.

Anonymous said...

GET OVER IT SNOWFLAKE AND QUIT BEING A SORE LOSER. NO MORE FREE RIDES FOR YOU AND YOUR ILK.

Anonymous said...

President Trump. Sounds pretty good, eh? All your bitchin and whinin won't change it.

We are finding great enjoyment in watching you hem and haw and try to explain away reality. Please, do continue. Sore loser.

wordkyle said...

"He conned Bubba...He conned me..." - So he was a politician. Every four years We elect one snake to be Head Snake in the snake pit. While it's an awful process, snakes will be snakes, and Trump can't be singled out for the con. (Here's something to compare it to.)

"...the alt-right meeting where the Nazi salute was made..." - Since your "guilt by association and innuendo" campaign is already well under way, it might be a bit more "hard working" of you to include Trump's disavowal and condemnation of that group.

RatherBeSailing said...

Hey LL: I have lived through twenty presidential elections. Some went one way, some t'other. You can do it.

David Hooper said...

When do we get the annual Thanksgiving table image in the feed? Every year when I see that photo, I know it's officially Thanksgiving. Reminds me of my grandmothers.

wordkyle said...

Re: the Presidential Medal of Freedom Award program
On Twitter
Ellen DeGeneres: They haven't let me in to the White House yet because I forgot my ID. #NotJoking #PresidentialMedalOfFreedom
Ted Cruz: ‏I thought Obama didn't believe in photo ID?

Anonymous said...

Haven't heard much from "your dad" lately. The depression and hand wringing must be severe. Barry has been in the anger phase for a week or so. The bargaining phase has slowly begun in Barry based on his musing today that Trump might just be a moderate.

Anonymous said...

And now even Wordkyle is fine with Trump's broken promises as just "being a politician". And he was the loudest complainer about every one of Obama's broken promises. He particularly lost his mind over the Obamacare one.

And of course, throws in a "but Obama" to boot. Because he can never take responsibility for his own party's mistakes--they
re always OK, because other people do it too.

As usual, hypocrites.

Rage

Anonymous said...

A law firm shutting down. Great news!

Anonymous said...

prosecutor in the Tarrant County DA's office was either fired or left. Who was it?

I have no idea who left or was fired. I do know that well over 2 years ago I said that Sharen Wilson needs to drain the swamp and kick the skunks out of the bushes. Looks like I'm right again for the umpteenth time.

Anonymous said...

I'm glad Obammy kept all of his campaign promises. Especially the one about lowering the sea level so that cities on the coast can enjoy 8 years of Trump.

Anonymous said...

Barry where are you at on Mark Cuban? That Hillary support was quite a curveball on your envy towards him huh? Are you girly silly over the Mavs struggle?

Tough one

Anonymous said...

Rage please own Obama's failures please?

Rage's smarter brother

Anonymous said...

Judging how Trump's presidency will end before he even starts is like saying that Obammy would be the greatest president yet and then we all know he turned out to be the worst.

Anonymous said...

Totally agree!

Anonymous said...

10:03,

You're gay and that fact explains everything.

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to see Wordkyle eat crow when Trump proves to be a total fraud and appoints a liberal to the SCOTUS. He's already reneged on his promise to prosecute Hillary and build a border wall. Wordy will find some way to spin it so that he doesn't have to admit he was fooled like the rest of the alt-right.

Anonymous said...

Have ever considered Trump mighty be laying low on Hillary til Obama is out of office? Then once he is sworn in he can just say his administration has found new evidence and then there is no chance of a Obama pardon.

Anonymous said...

I've been quite vocal about my disapproval of some of Obama's policies and failures. But y'all never hear that, in your ignorant, bigoted, shrill echo chambers.

Rage

Anonymous said...

BG funny about the "get over it" as cons are still not over Obammy yet.
still pissing and moaning.

Triple Fake... said...

Thankful for today's RTG!

The non-stop political bickering...ehhhhh, not so much

Anonymous said...

Are you so clueless as to the culture at A and M? If you have lived in Texas for even a short while, you are aware that it leans heavily conservative. Big universities overwhelmingly lean far left in faculty and administration. You are a bigger fool that I previously believed if you deny that A and M is the exception. Your lack of logic and critical thought is underwhelming.

Anonymous said...

Rage,

Oh please...regale us with your list of Obama's failures. For you, that should take up a micro bit or two.

Anyone else ever notice who supports libs and who supports cons?

The libs seem to be actors and other carny workers, lawyers, those on federal subsistence, the media, career politicians, college professors, the young with no life experience, etc. About the best the libs have to offer is service workers looking for $15 an hour. Even they are losing faith in big government.

Cons seems to be people that actually make or do things. Libs joy in life seems to be making it hard for cons to be able to actually make or do things. From farmers to the energy sector, to health care, to manufacturing, libs have to stick their fingers into everything they could possibly make the life of others better.

The last eight years, libs were successful losing 70,000 companies. Nothing like that has ever happened in the US, even in the great depression. Amazing.

If libs ever are successful in destroying the country, as they seem to want, I wonder how they will like hunger.

Anonymous said...

HEY GREEN OBAMA HAS COMMUTED MORE FELONS THAT THE LAST ELEVEN PRESIDENTS COMBINED. THINK ABOUT THAT.

Anonymous said...

"The last eight years, libs were successful losing 70,000 companies."

[Citation needed.]


Rage

Anonymous said...

Boy, you libs hate getting a taste of your own medicine!!! SO MUCH FUN TO WATCH AS YOU ALL IMPLODE!

Anonymous said...

You have praised Obama at every turn you dipshit!!! The only thing you have been vocal about us the taste of his chum hitting the back of your throat!

Anonymous said...

If by drain the swamp, you mean hire sex harassers, tainted lawyers, and morons, along with a spike in the number of acquittals, then yeah. Welcome to your swamp drain.

Anonymous said...

Barry, I must inform you that many of us "right-wingers" did not vote for Trump because he's conservative. We voted for him because he's not Hilary.

Anonymous said...

10:54, Trump will not have the authority to prosecute Hillary. That will lie with the attorney general. And I don't think you've heard from Jeff Sessions if he will or won't. And I'm sure you got that information from the same source that told you that Hillary would win the election. How long are you cupcake liberal weenies going to keep believing the press that lies to you everyday?

Andy Stevenson said...

Amen

Anonymous said...

You understand that the AG is in the executive branch, and the President is the chief executive, right?

No, you probably don't.

Rage

Anonymous said...

It's okay people!

Anonymous said...

Rage, You do understand that the French fry cook is not an authority on government, right? It's against the law for the President to discuss cases with the AG.

Anonymous said...

Rage,

Is the grill open yet?

Anonymous said...

Rage,

Here you go sweet cheeks:

http://www.gallup.com/businessjournal/180431/american-entrepreneurship-dead-alive.aspx

Enjoy what your messiah has done to this once great country. Then try to make up excuses.

Why Guy said...

Amen and Amen!