The Campaign For DA

11.30.2016

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts



  • Hot opinion I've heard more than once: The iPhone reads your text messages and feeds them into apps and browsers behind the scenes to have ads target you even when you get on the computer. That's much different than Googling something and then seeing targeted ads.
  • There is something really fishy about the "kidnapped mom" who was found on Thanksgiving. The husband raised $50,000 on a gofundme page while she was missing. And even news stories refer to her as "allegedly" being kidnapped.
  • Newt Gingrich now turning on Trump for considering Mitt Romney, among other things, is delicious. And Mitt lost his mind last night by doing a complete 180 on Trump after meeting with him.
    "I'm not dining with the Devil. Promise."
  • When you are referring to government (not letters), do you know what the difference is between Capitol and Capital ? (Answer: One is a building of government. One is the center of government.)
  • Trump's has selected a former Goldman Sachs banker to lead the Treasury Department.  Good lord. There are some people who are filthy rich right now who are about to get so rich it will need to be rated NC-17 because it will be so obscene.
  • DFW Talk Radio: (1) Mark Davis said yesterday we need to stop even legal immigration for a while because of guys with Visas were taking our jobs. Oddly, he said, "And employers fire you and give you 30 days notice to train them!" That sounded like something  personal had happened to someone he knows. (2) The WBAP boys talking politics every morning at 7:50 is cringe-worthy when Hal Jay asks a guest a question, (3) I'll give credit to the Ticket: Almost everyone of their on-air personalities has no fear of speaking honestly about Trump come what may, (4) Dennis Prager, who is the absolute definition of pseudo-intellectual, said on Monday that those in schools of "higher learning" have not been taught about Vladimir Lenin because colleges are so liberal and want to hide the truth from its students. Amazing. (5) Let me save you some time: Never listen to Chris Krok. By far, the dumbest man in DFW talk radio.
  • If you don't understand why flag burning is not a crime under the U.S. Constitution, I'm not mad at you. I simply understand that you've never sat down to try and understand the issue. (And the right wing's most conservative Supreme Court Justice ever, Scalia, was in the majority of that famous decision which explained it to us all.)  
  • It's kind of like when people come up to me and say, "How can you defend those people?" I don't get mad. I just cannot possibly understand how someone hasn't taken the time to understand the purpose of the criminal defense lawyer in our system. (And, by the way, "those" people are normally your friends and neighbors.)
  • This Trump "cutting a deal" to keep Carrier in Indiana news is nothing but a con. (And even if true -- details are murky -- Trump and Indiana giving a tax break to Carrier to save some jobs sounds very much like a Obama's government bailout of GM which he took so much heat for.)
  • The Giraffe vs. Lion video was fantastic.
  • That's Dollywood in the foreground below:



77 comments:

wordkyle said...

"Trump "cutting a deal" to keep Carrier in Indiana" - Seems to have done exactly what you said a week ago that he couldn't do. And - paraphrasing the NY Times story - it will be done by easing regulations and overhauling the tax code. Helping ALL businesses. So in other words, nothing like the Obama bailout.

Anonymous said...

It's good to hear that Barry still listens to Prager.

Triple Fake... said...

I'm not sure I've ever heard of the "You're being let go, but it won't take effect until 30 days from now. Oh, and we need you to train your replacement, too." That person would be out of there so fast, he'd leave skid marks!
And why on earth would any company trust a guy to properly train the guy who's taking his job from him? Doesn't add up

Anonymous said...

For once I would like a mayor to say "We are all moving the hell out. This was a horrible place to build a city." But no, all we get our the "We will rebuild" messages. I think the mayor in Moore,OK should announce that they are permanently evacuating the city the next time they get hit by a tornado.

Anonymous said...

In reference to burning flags, I believe the reason it is legal and constitutionally allowed is because it is viewed as "freedom of speech." However, we no longer have freedom of speech; we have protected speech. In this instance, would this not be viewed as hate speech and, therefore, not protected speech?

Anonymous said...

The new Secretary of the Treasury made over a billion on foreclosing on homeowners during the recession while the FDIC picked up part of the expenses. Widows lost their homes to foreclosures when reverse mortgage loans were called just weeks after they lost a spouse! Eviction notices were falsified by the thousands; the elderly and minority mostly impacted.

The new secretary of Health wants to privatize Medicare and force medicaid insurers to pay a premium. High risk patients will be forced into high risk pools as mandated health insurance will be dropped.

Trump is surrounding himself with generals, billionaires and establishment Republicans.

Anonymous said...

Are you insinuating that Trump should appoint people to cabinet positions who are not successful? Perhaps a successful banker might indeed have a clue about the Treasury Department. Will you not ever tire of inept leaders? God knows we have had them for eight years. You had ample opportunity to ridicule the idiots that we have experienced as of late and were mute. Wake up!!!

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

"iPhone text message spyware" - Congrats... that is the blogger equivalent of a fake news story you just posted for readership.

Zero fact, all opinion, no investigation.

Anonymous said...

Might be legal, still ain't right.
DF other cousin Daryl

Anonymous said...

Yessss!!
Chris Krock is an imbecile!!

Anonymous said...

"How you defend" bullet-point is a fine example of the kind of double standard you and Rageypoo use to justify everything left wing and liberal.
You comment on the appointment of Goldman Sachs banker by presuming some people would become filthy rich, while regaling your audience in the "How can you defend those people" bit which you find justifies your obliviousness to your obsession with the all mighty dollar.
We are all aware that you don't represent them because you like "those people"

Your fear of change along with the plethora of indignant lefties has solidified a determined mass of people to bring about a change in this country and most have stopped hearing the continual bashing by buffoons.. Trumps certainly not the only one here that needs thicker skin..........

Anonymous said...

careful who you call right wing; HRC was a sponsor of the 2005 Flag Protection Act that tried to go around the SCOTUS ruling.

As a conservative and a veteran, if you want to exercise your God given, constitutionally protected right to express your rage, go ahead and burn it. On the same token, to call display of the flag intimidating or hateful- go pound sand.

Anonymous said...

@ Triplefake- Several large employers have had their current employees have to train their H1B Visa replacements. The choice for many of these people is train your replacement and keep your job another 30 to 90 days, plus get a severance package, or find yourself unemployed within a few days with two weeks pay in lieu of notice. For people with student loan payments, mortgages, and a lease on a car- you take the deal that amounts to more dollars.

Anonymous said...

Talk Radio

Guys who Barry disagrees with are not only wrong, but stupid too.

Guys who Barry agrees with are intelligent and take gutsy stands against the man (Trump).

Idiocracy! Ragonk! The man writes a blog...for free. And it's worth every penny.

wordkyle said...

Maybe Prager's comments about college students and Lenin were prompted by the apparent embrace of socialism by those students. ("Feel the Bern!") They either don't know, or don't care, that the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics under Lenin and Stalin murdered as many or more of their own citizens as Nazi Germany did theirs.

Anonymous said...

Go to the hospital and look at her burns, bruises, cuts, tears, brandings and all the broken bones on her face and tell her you think something's fishy.

Anonymous said...

Yes, flames look spectacular and overly dramatic at night and when there is a lot of smoke for reflection. I've seen in the distance what I thought to be a whole county on fire only to roll up a few minutes later and see that it was a trash pile with a big flame lighting up the smoke.

Anonymous said...

To the kidnapped Mom......I assume you are aware that she was beaten almost to death......almost starved.....and they BRANDED her.
If that was a hoax, it was a pretty bizarre one.

Anonymous said...

For those keeping score - Trump slams Hillary for giving speeches at Goldman Sachs during the campaign and then appoints a 17-year partner of Goldman Sachs to a cabinet position.

Anonymous said...

On my post about the kidnapped Mom....I forgot to say they broke her nose and shaved her hair off, She weighed 87 pounds

Anonymous said...

Former Dallas PD Chief David Brown has been hired as a news commentator for ABC News. Maybe we'll start getting some reliable information, finally.

Anonymous said...

At least this video of the lion vs giraffe video is not covered up by mashable ads!
http://www.cinemablend.com/television/1590820/watch-a-lion-get-handled-by-a-giraffe-in-wild-planet-earth-2-video

Anonymous said...

The successful banker took advantage of homeowners, the working class that elected Trump! How wealthy does someone serving in government need to be? Millions or billions? How someone profits will determine how they view how to govern; picking winners and losers. The wealthy are getting huge tax breaks; like Carrier will to keep half of the jobs planned to go to Mexico.

And by the way the new secretary of Treasurer once worked for George Soros. So much for draining the swamp; we just have new bigger alligators!

Anonymous said...

Barry aspires to be a pseudo intellectual. He has a ways to go.

Barry's DF Pinata

NoseALot said...

RTG: Jailbait!

Anonymous said...

Barry should explain his "media like" behavior when it comes to sheltering Hillary and Obama. Oh...that's right it's his blog.

Anonymous said...

I wish there was a way we could keep the cry babies(Democrats)from bettering themselves on the Trump changes that are going to take place?

Anonymous said...

9:23 triple fake

Here's just one story out there discussing what has been going on with the H1B visa program. Happening at many companies all across the country. These are the people the dems threw under the bus that decided to vote for trump. http://www.foxbusiness.com/features/2016/03/01/disney-workers-forced-to-train-their-foreign-replacements.html

Anonymous said...

I am personally responsible for enlightening Barry and his sheeple about the movie Idiocracy. I explained the movie and used the word in a sentence.


You're welcome

Anonymous said...

Thanks Gordo.

Anonymous said...

"If you don't understand why flag burning is not a crime under the U.S. Constitution, I'm not mad at you. I simply understand that you've never sat down to try and understand the issue."

That was directed at Hillary...right? She was the first one to propose a law against it after the '89 SCOTUS ruling.

Anonymous said...

No doubt the Trump "Carrier deal" is this: you stay in Indiana and eat the loss, give me public credit for saving jobs and I give your parent co UT x% more govt contracts.

Same swamp, bigger alligators, no real change for the 99% except being swallowed up faster

And OPEC is throttling down, higher gas prices coming. I guess the Arabs felt they punished US producers enough now, time to throw us a bone.
Wake up man, you are just another slave to the billionaires and they love the faction of right wing slaves that help line their pockets.

Anonymous said...

Nothing more delicious than liberal tears!

Triple Fake... said...

I'm not saying it isn't happening, but I'm not aware of it and it makes zero sense to me. Maybe that means I don't work for an a-hole company.
And I'll just amend that one comment to: I would be out of there so fast, I'd leave skid marks!

Anonymous said...

GREEN CALLING PRAGER A PSEUDO INTELLECTUAL IS THE DEFINITION OF IRONY. I'D LOVE TO SEE HIM DEBATE GREEN ON ANY ISSUE. WHAT DO YOU THINK OF BAYLOR HAVING 1 RECRUIT? LEAN DAYS AHEAD SNOWFLAKE.

Anonymous said...

It was common for decades, when companies could fire their older managers to train their younger, cheaper replacements. Most of the time, they were so inhirae because of their age they stuck around and got every dime they could.

Not my Papa Joe though. The Shasta corporate offices in Arlington probably still have his boot print on the door where he kicked it open on the way out.


Rage

Anonymous said...

Barry I need some more "Norm Hitzges like" predictions please.

Anonymous said...

You are trying to make a distinction without a difference, just to be a prick. It's legal. Get over it.

Rage

Anonymous said...

In other news, 10:05 is ok with the things he is ok with, and dislikes the things he dislikes.

More at 11:00.

Rage

mzchief said...

The best part of all the Right WingNUTZ getting butt-hurt about people burning the flag is their claim that it's offensive, disrespectful and is contrary to their idea of patriotism. These are the SAME Right WingNUTZ who hiss and spit about Libtards who are intolerant to ideas different from their's and demanding safe spaces.

Oh, as for irony, under Title 4, Chapter1, § 8, paragraph k of the US Code the proper way to dispose of a US flag is to BURN IT.

"The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning."

Source

Perhaps Libtards believe it's sign of supreme dignity and respect, during a protest, to burn an emblem of the nation that affords them the right to protest. Personally, I don't care what anyone does with their own flag. Some moron burning a US flag has NEVER weakened the US or denied me a single right.

You intolerant Right WingNUTZ are no better than intolerant Libtards. You people need to get it through your heads, in the US people have the RIGHT to be morons. You do NOT have the RIGHT to not be offended.

Anonymous said...

Trump and the election has kept the spotlight off Gov. Abbott's fetal-burial rules forcing hospitals and abortion clinics to bury fetal tissue beginning Dec. 19th. The fetal tissue must be buried or cremated! Women who miscarry at home are not required to bury or cremate!

Price, the pick for Health secretary, isn't for continuing free birth control and proposes cut backs in medicaid, hospitals and clinics will be forced to come up with the money to comply with Texas new laws. Big government getting involved in family decisions; not everyone one believes life begins at conception!

It is all about taking away a woman's right to an abortion and taking us back before 1972!

Anonymous said...

I'm surprised you're not smelling a paid for ad in the carrier deal. Anyone know if Trump or his companies/family have an interest in Carrier? Because they're getting a load of publicity.

Rage

Anonymous said...

NOLA....

Anonymous said...

Her wanted poster said she was 100 lbs, so she lost 13.... she must have been a bag of bones...

Anonymous said...

Except the details weren't made clear(per the NYT article I just read), so, how exactly do you know that it will ease regulations for all businesses? You can believe the Trump fairy tale if you want. I prefer to have data.

Anonymous said...

No. They were very successful at ripping people off. You should try reading comprehension.

Anonymous said...

Actually very easy to do with parsing programs.

Anonymous said...

Or maybe he is a total idiot. I was taught about communism, Lenin, etc., but I'm from the North, where they fund education.

Anonymous said...

11:55 - you made a terrible decision in the past.

Anonymous said...

Get back on the meds, mschef. You're swinging in every direction today, and just so you know, when you think everyone else in the world is an idiot, the idiot is really you.

Now get back to China to teach English, since you couldn't hack it teaching in the US.

John Holmes' Ghost said...

RE: RTG... I see an uptick on the quality, but yoo got a long way to go to redeem yourself for the eye rape we received on Monday.

Much better LL, much better...

Anonymous said...

Nazi Germany's Holocaust was about 8 Million (counting non-Jews as well). Stalin's pre-World War 2 Pogrom (alone, I don't know about Lenin) has been estimated at about 30 Million!!!

wordkyle said...

1240 - You're right, the details weren't made clear. However, the information available -- you do operate from information, don't you? -- in the NY Times story says:

"In exchange for keeping the factory running in Indianapolis, Mr. Trump and Mr. Pence are expected to reiterate their campaign pledges to be friendlier to businesses by easing regulations and overhauling the corporate tax code, according to a spokeswoman for Mr. Trump."

If you have more detailed credible information, please share.

Anonymous said...

BG, I'm with you on the kidnapping story as originally reported. Though other readers are getting on you about the details, for several days there were not details. Through the weekend CNN had only "Mom found safe" with absolutely nothing else. I was thinking the exact same thing as you.

But, as the details start to roll out, it gets pretty ugly. They're looking for two women according to one report. Sounds like a jealousy thing, because this lady was super hot, and they did everything they could to make her ugly. Hope she's OK, and hope the posters with the butthurt get over themselves.

Anonymous said...

And the Japanese killed about 20 million Chinese.

But we're trained to feel sorry for the Jews and keep giving them money. Because if you don't agree with their politics, you must be anti-Semitic and a racist, so it's OK thatchy get to do the things to Palestinians that Germans did to them, even though they had fewer killed than just about anyone else in the war.

DF Tired of Israel, But Not Bucking for a Trump Cabinet Post

Anonymous said...

12:40 please share YOUR data below. Thanks!

wordkyle said...

247 - Interesting tirade. And what exactly is Israel doing that Nazis did? Your answer should be enlightening. Your sources, too.

Anonymous said...

I'm wondering if Romney and other sane Republicans are seeking appointments to try to create some credibility, sanity, intelligence, and diplomacy in the Trump Administration, in order to save the Country from Trump. Kind of a peaceful insurrection/coup. If so, I applaud them and hope they are appointed. From a D.

Anonymous said...

3:33

Your need of attention is just....incredible.

You really need your own blog, not the one you have that you have stopped posting on, but a blog that people will have interest in and post complimentary comments on so you can glow in the light of self-importance.

Here are some ideas for topics for your new blog:

1 Look at ME

2 Listen to ME

3 Look what I can do with leftovers

4 How to tattoo GOP on your own ass with nothing but a crayon, a lit candle and a twist tie with a wire base.

5 Answers to questions you didn't ask.

6 Expert advice on how to be a blog hog.

7 Why I cannot see myself in a mirror.

8 How to take any critique as a personal insult.

9 To the right, to the right, to the right, right, right.

10 How to reach satisfaction in life as an asexual.

I have more if you don't like any of the above.

wordkyle said...

504 - Thank you for the attention you paid me. Worrying about a stranger's online activity is a sign that you're really focused. I'm flattered.

Anonymous said...

5:04
Correction: Pretty sure you don't have any more. How many ways can you be stupid.

Anonymous said...

12:40 and you can go ahead and believe the New York Times cause they are so truthful. LOL

Anonymous said...

504,

Wow. Unique debating style there. Nothing substantive to contribute, so just personally attack your enemy.

Have you learned nothing at all?

On a very microscopic level, you sound just like Obama complaining that the reason your ilk are losing is because Fox news is playing in all the bars and restaurants.

You folks are just incredible. Enjoy losing.

Anonymous said...

624 you have your own ilk.

mzchief said...

To Anonymous 5:04...

You come across slightly more bitter and unhinged than 1:39. Neither of your comments advanced the discussion but were merely posted as attacks. Jealousy is a disease and you both seem to have a terminal case.

Honestly, I don't know anyone who posts anonymously or either of you but wish the best for everyone, even those of you who frequently go full retard. I don't understand the deep-seated animus some of you hold for people who merely post, opinions with which you disagree, on a blog.

A grudge is a burden only to the person who carries it.

Just a suggestion to the two of you. IF you don't like the content of the opinions offered by Wordkyle or me, don't read our comments. There are a few people's comments I completely ignore and feel all the better for doing so. Perhaps, you two should give it a try and cut out some of the aggravation in your lives.

Anonymous said...

5:04 PM you got dog piled a little. Word has his own blog. too boring for the rightest to bother reading. they come here to piss and moan. just don't critize, contest them, or not have their opinions. they will like you then.

Anonymous said...

6:24

It wasn't a debate, it was an observation. Learn the difference between the two.

5:50

I have a way more.

How many ways can you be stupid? That would be commenting on a post that was not directed at you for one. And I mean this in a nice way, butt out, WK is a big boy he can handle himself....on Barry's blog.

5:27

I wish you were a stranger.....but your 3 to 6 posts a day make that a make you feel like....family...and during the Holidays, that is not always a good thing.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, they worked the California Mom over with a branding iron. The Police had to warn the husband ahead of time so he wouldn't freak out when he finally got to see her. If this was something she cooked up for herself she went above and beyond to make it believable.

Anonymous said...

6:24

5:04 here. I need to address your comment in more detail.

As I already stated, I was not debating, I was making an observation. Who else posted 5 times on this thread today?

Actually, I've learned quite a lot in my life. Today, I had the need to know the melting point of gold and found out it varies by carat, but 'pure' 24 carat gold melts at about 1950 degrees Fahrenheit, which is hotter than the max temp on my BBQ grill, so I have to pursue...uh...nevermind.

As to who I voted for, I had to decide between Tweedledee and Tweedledum. I went with, and I'll probably regret this decision forever, TweedledumTrump) and even went with a straight GOP ticket, as did my wife and as did my son. So your assumption I voted for the "looooooooser" is not correct, but in 4 years we will know if, in fact, I/we voted for the loser after all.

Tag....you're it.

wordkyle said...

833 - You counted my posts! That is so sweet, and compulsive. I take up so much room in that head of yours, and you literally mean nothing to me. Doesn't seem fair, does it?

Anonymous said...

LOOK BOY MZCHIEF CAN TAKE CARE OF HERSELF BUT IF YOU JUMP IN TOO FAR YOU WILL FIND ME WAITING FOR YOU. AND I CAN GUARAN-DAMN-TEE YOU DONT WANT THAT.

Anonymous said...

" Mitt lost his mind last night by doing a complete 180 on Trump after meeting with him."

If it was Obama in Romney's seat you would go on about how pragmatic and dedicated to the service of our country Obama is... and blah blah blah... yada yada yada...

Why the different tone?

Thank you for taking my call. I will hang up and take my answer on the air.

mzchief said...

To All CAPS GUY @7:19...

I love me some crazy and you fill that bill. Thank you for having my back...*:)

Anonymous said...

7:19am - Buying into blog threats from anonymous people are like believing Hillary Clinton will actually turn herself in for crimes against humanity...you see that as possible Sugar-toes?

Anonymous said...

9:54

If you didn't care, you would not respond.

Since you did, who is in whom's head?

Anonymous said...

333,

Yeah, I am going to say WK is firmly embedded in your head, since you always have to start the shit with him.

But I see your point...I would not respond to ignorance such as yours.

Anonymous said...

635, 333 must be in your head. oh no!! all three ofyou are now in my head! AAAHHHHHHHHH!!!! get out! get out!