The Campaign For DA

1.13.2017

Random Friday Morning Thoughts


  • The Waco DA has announced that he is pursing "child porn" prosecutions based upon images allegedly found on cell phones that were confiscated from a few of the bikers in the Twin Peaks Biker Incident. That office isn't smart enough to know how to prosecute images found on phones or the millions of problems associated with it. It's just a desperation effort since the Worst DA's Office In The State is finally figuring out they indicted 170 cases for murder and assault that they can't prove. They've realized it is CYA time.   
  • There is an interesting problem developing in Freestone County where a district judge is the mom and the newly elected DA is the son. What could go wrong?
  • I've never driven down 380 by the Sheriff's Office where I haven't had to stop for the red light. Every. Single. Time.
  • Trump referred to the intelligence agencies with "intelligence" in quotes again this morning -- once again demeaning them. And out of nowhere he referred to Hillary as "guilty as hell" but didn't elaborate. 
  • The Tweeting Texas Supreme Court Judge gave a big speech yesterday, and in his opening remarks said his aunt  was friends with Elvis Presley but he never asked her about it because it would make her "all shook up."  Kill me. He's like the nerd at the party who tells the same bad joke over and over again. 
  • I'm not sure there has ever been a seven story apartment complex in Tarrant County.
  • "On Thursday afternoon, C-SPAN's online live video coverage of Congress abruptly switched to a live feed of the Kremlin-backed news channel Russia Today." C-SPAN is investigating. (See it here.) Does Russia have college football? I'm trying to plan for next Fall. 
  • If you didn't almost tear up at the President surprising Joe Biden with the Medal of Honor then you have a very hard heart. 
  • Did I see that Rudy Guliani will be Trump's cyber security adviser? Him? I bet he has an AOL email account. 
  • Nominee for HUD Secretary Ben Carson yesterday couldn't promise the Senate Committee that none of HUD's $30+ billion wouldn't in some way end up in the hands of Trump's businesses.  The brain surgeon couldn't say that would not happen. How could he? He doesn't know. We all don't know. 
  • Ok, boys. You've got your wish.  Repeal Obamacare and replace it. All of you should write down on a piece of paper what your current premium is and what your deductible is. And then check back with me after four years. My list of investment opportunities is increasing: Legal edible weed, drones, virtual reality, and now, medical insurance companies. This is going to be a cluster.
  • "SPIRIT CHAMPIONSHIPS – Several [Wise County] high school cheerleading squads competed in the University Interscholastic League spirit championship Wednesday and Thursday in Fort Worth." I bet that scene is a real life Bring It On.

71 comments:

Anonymous said...

Joe Biden - I guess you've never seen the videos of Joe fondling women and young girls?

Not hard to find. Questionable character

Anonymous said...

I have a very hard heart.

Please stop writing "legal edible weed."

Weed will be a great investment whether in leaf or food form.
IF you must refer to food form, just say edible. You sound like the nerdy 50 year old dad trying to sound hip.

DF Joe Rogan

Anonymous said...

Let us not forget what John Podesta's email password was....

"password"

The Russians haven't

Anonymous said...

*Presidential Medal of Freedom (with Distinction).

Anonymous said...

It was not the medal of honor. Was the medal of freedom - which is almost given out to anyone that visits the white house.

wordkyle said...

"the President surprising Joe Biden with the Medal of Honor" = "Good boy"

Is anyone surprised at the Left awarding themselves medals? Did Obama wear his Nobel prize medallion during the ceremony?

Anonymous said...

"I'm not sure there has ever been a seven story apartment complex in Tarrant County."

Hunter Plaza is just a few blocks to the east of the one under construction. It is 11 stories. Forest Park Tower over by the zoo is 12 stories. It was apartments up until converting to condos a few years ago.

Anonymous said...

Regarding your Obama care challenge, our son lives in California and was forced to buy Obama care. His deductible went up 225% and his monthly cost went up 315%! This is the program they call the "affordable care act"!!! Any idiot can see it does not work.

Anonymous said...

I thought there was about a 20-story high-rise apartment complex in downtown Ft. Worth. But I could be wrong.

Also, I believe it was the Presidential Medal of Freedom for Joe, not the Medal of Honor (which is a Congressional award for combat-related action).

You're dead-on right about the medical insurance costs. About to go through. the. roof. For those of us who will still be able to get coverage at all.

Anonymous said...

Giving Joe a metal of Honor is sad in itself.
(makes everyone want to cry and laugh)

Anonymous said...

I have been in business since 1998 every year my health insurance increased but the last two years increases equal the previous 7 years combined.

Anonymous said...

Why would I tear up watching the most destructive president in American history award a man who has been wrong on every single foreign policy position?

Anonymous said...

What war and which battle was Biden in?

Anonymous said...

My premium is $800 per month and we have to pay for everything out of pocket. It can't get worse.

If Trump just gets rid of the mandate and penalties, then I can drop my plan, get a catastrophic policy and keep funding my HSA.

Anonymous said...

My insurance was just fine. BEFORE! the whatever you want to call it.

Anonymous said...

The new Jack County Sheriff's wife is the Justice of Peace! I think that is a conflict of interest!

Yes, I have a hard heart as I do not understand how Biden was awarded the medal! Just being VP makes you deserve the Medal of Freedom or Honor, which ever it happens to be!!

At my age, I have Medicare and an supplement but there are people in our office whose insurance went up greatly and with a huge deductible for each member of the family.

RatherBeSailing said...

Oh MY! LL is having a bad day. How could anyone confuse the Medal of Freedom with the Medal of Honor? Many of the CMHs are given posthumously; for the ultimate sacrifice. The CMF can be earned by giving money.

Anonymous said...

9:07 I'd like to see those documents.

Anonymous said...

Hard Heart. Courtesy of B.Obama and loving, caring, soft-hearted liberals. They beat me down with love!

Anonymous said...

You telling that Russian college football joke to everyone at the party?

Anonymous said...

Wrong/misleading. Fake news believer right here

Anonymous said...

On to bigger news...Jordy Nelson of the Green Bay Packers will not PLAY ON SUNDAY!!!

Anonymous said...

The more Trump demeans the intelligence agencies, the more they will work to confirm his Kompromat. This is setting up to be a train wreck. Well, a bigger train wreck.

Trump keeps saying that they all got it wrong on Iraq, but he forgets--they were supposed to get it wrong. Their intelligence was spun to favor invasion, not favor the right decision.

DF Yellow Cake Eater

Rage

Anonymous said...

Joe Biden and Obama leaving the White House brings me to tears----of joy! Good riddance and don't let the door hit you in the a$@!

Anonymous said...

Well, we've been ranching in the Bi-Stone counties (legally) since 1834. Judicial shenanigans are nothing new.

Rage

Anonymous said...

9:07, why was your son "forced" to buy through the ACA? There are non-ACA plans out there.

Did he have a pre-existing condition? Because if so, then the ACA or a group/employer policy are his only options that wouldn't be even more expensive than he is paying now.

Did he lose a job and exhaust COBRA? Well, that happens.

But I doubt he was forced to do anything. I mean, was Obama holding a gun to his head or something?

Rage

Anonymous said...

The Westchester House at Pennsylvania & Summit in Fort Worth is more than 7 stories. You had to have seen it if you drove on I-30 the west freeway near Summit. It's now called Westchester Plaza.

When I was young my dad, brother and I went and picked up a used refrigerator from a women living in Westchester House. I think that fridge is still working. It was the last time I saw it around 5 years ago. Defrosting that thing was a chore. Great beer refridgerator later in its long service life. Thank you for your service, old fridge.

Anonymous said...

Wordkyle loves hyperbole, but not so much on history.

Gerald Ford:
Donald Rumsfeld
Henry Kissinger

Ronald Reagan:
Barry Goldwater
Howard Baker
Clare Boothe Luce
Walter Judd

George H.W. Bush:
Dick Cheney
James Baker
George Schultz
Betty Ford

George W. Bush:
Nancy Reagan

I could go on but I don't want to embarrass Wordy any more than he's embarrassed himself.

The Last Sane Texan

Anonymous said...

Pre ACA = Great Insurance from my work. Actually choice of 3 plans, EPO, PPO and High Deductible.

500 bucks max out of pocket per person, 1000 per family per year.

138 bucks out of each paycheck.

))))))))))))))

Post ACA = 2 Choices both High Deductible, Very High. 5000, after that they only pay 70% up to 9000. Then they pay.

108 out of every paycheck.

+++++++++++++++++++++++
I tore a meniscus in my knee right before holidays. Went to Ortho (250) , MRI (800). Health Savings Account paid for it.
Year turned over, HSA resets, deductible resets, need surgery (as it is a very bad tear, falling over, knee goes backwards occasionally).

I cannot afford it, that is One semester of college for my daughter tuition. So I crutch it and just fall over occasionaly without them.

++++++++++++++++++

My close family member and her baby daddy of 2 get "Subsidized" Obamacare plan. One of them is in the hospital ER once a week, dont pay a dime, everything covered cadillac plan.

Illegal Aliens just got to ER, get all work done never pay.

+++++++++

Screw Obamacare and the horse it rode in on.

Thing is though, just like high gas prices, they shot up though the roof when Obamacare came in, it will never go back down, no matter if it goes away or not. As insurance companies know they get theirs and doctors get theirs.

Anonymous said...

All this talk about Russia hacking the election but no one mentions Donna Brazille taking questions from CNN to give to Hillary for the debates to try to sway voter opinions. Egg on face much?

Anonymous said...

Exactly one week and our long national nightmare will be over.

Al Catraz said...

hell, ive always thought investing in weed was a great investment .... LEGAL or NOT

Jesus is Grace said...

Participation Trophies even Joe got one.....

Anonymous said...

11:00, first of all, it's been reported. It's how you know about it, after all. She was fired for it, even.

Second, is Donna Brazile acting on behalf of or cooperating with a foreign power? Or is she just a cheater?



It amazes me the extent to which a Republican will complain that Colin Koepernick (sp?) won't stand for the pledge, yet they don't want an investigation into a foreign country meddling with our elections and who might have helped them do it. That's right up there with having both an American flag and a Confederate flag on your truck at the same time. Or an American flag and a SECEDE sticker.

There is hypocrisy at every level by every party, but the level to which it pervades the far right's politics and religion is just astounding.

Rage

Triple Fake... said...

Your bad experience with the light at 380 is the WCSO messing with you, counselor. They wait til they see you coming and make the light change. Karma, dude!


"Oh, it's already broughten!"

Triple Fake that girl from that movie you referenced

Anonymous said...

10:35 thinks gas got more expensive under Obama?

LOL (in 80-point type)

Anonymous said...

10:28--nice job. I'm afraid, however, that if Wordkyle had any shame or ability to learn from his hypocrisy, he would have done it by now.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Love that RTG hair! Does she use Pantene?

DF L'Oreal

Anonymous said...

Limestone DA/Son: Your honor, I object!
Limestone Judge/Mom: You are overruled and go to your room with no supper for sassing your mom.

DF Perry Mason

Anonymous said...

Hope you enjoyed our brief preview on C-SPAN. Watch for our new offer coming soon of 68 Russian Channels (including the Invasion Channel) on Dish Network. Only $50 per year (dollars, rubles, or gold).

DF Rupert Invanovish Murdochski

Anonymous said...

Cheerleader championships in Ft. Worth? I bet there's not a can of hair spray left on a Cowtown drugstore shelf by now.

Df Bring It On

SpanishWarDonkey said...

I can't help but laugh at the ACA haters that think whatever Republicans replace it with will somehow be cheaper. Yes, the ACA was hot garbage, and everyone knew that. The only redeeming quality was removing insurance companies' ability to deny pre-existing conditions.

All that said, and this is especially directed at you GOPers with employer coverage, do you really think the insurance companies will regain cartè blanche to charge whatever they want, and your employer won't either a) increase how much you have to contribute, if not make up ALL the difference or b) just layoff some employees while also requiring a greater contribution by YOU? You're employer is in business to make money, not make you rich, or provide health insurance. MOST, not all, but most, particularly the large companies, will happily lay you off to keep from paying more. Mark that down. They don't give a damn about you passed how much money you can make them. That's it.

Anonymous said...

Not Medal Of honor you goober. The day he is awarded the MOH I will let some weirdo shoot me in the back of the head.

DF Chris Kyle

Anonymous said...

Too bad he didn't cut that moron's throat while he was distracted with that worthless medal.

Anonymous said...

As far as Guilty Hillary- read Executive Order 13526 for yourself. There are a good dozen revelations from her private email server (plus the server itself) that are violations, plain and simple. The director of the FBI deciding to not pursue charges is not the way the system is supposed to work.

Under ObamaCare, my premiums have only risen a small amount, probably 3% per year, under three different employers. What has happened is that my deductible has gone from $1200 a year to $3500 a year, coverage after deductible has gone from 90% to 70%, and max out of pocket has doubled. When the ACA first passed, everything done in my doctor's office was covered %100. Now, only two preventative care visits and four acute care visits are covered, plus the list of preventative care services has declined.

Last Barry, it was the Presidential Medal of Freedom, with Distinction, not the Medal of Honor. Are you doing market research on edibles?

Anonymous said...

10:35 describes typical changes that responsible Americans face when it comes to the impact of the ACA has had.

Rage please rebut

Anonymous said...

Suck it up buttercup, a little hypocrisy is necessary at times to wrestle power away from the evil people! It's politics, it's dirty, and I'm glad Comrade Trump finally showed Republican's how to fight as dirty as the Dems!

Anonymous said...

The stop light on 380 by the S. O. rivals the stupidity of having one by the Devon offices near Bridgeport.

wordkyle said...

I laugh at commenters who try to borrow credibility by repeatedly invoking other commenters' names.

Anonymous said...

There have been apartment buildings taller than 7 stories in downtown Fort Worth for many years.

Anonymous said...

Uh...premiums have skyrocketed in the past couple years and deductibles have also jumped for most companies and people. When you discuss these matters with health care brokers and experts and corporate HR executives....you'll know exactly why they want to try something else...anything else...

Anonymous said...

Sounds like 10:35 chose the wrong plan. Just to be clear, Obama didn't raise the insurance rates, the insurance companies did and they are going to do it again when the ACA is repealed.

When the 25 million or so that are insured lose their insurance they will be forced to go to a public hospital ER, stiff them for the bill and your taxes will pay the hospital. That or they will not get the healthcare they need and die. Death panels anyone?

Big improvement, huh?

The Last Sane Texan

Anonymous said...

11:58 ,,

It was used as an example.

Oil goes from 40 bucks a barrel to 100?

Gas goes from 2.22 to 3.50 that day.

Oil go back down, to 50 a barrel. Gas will slowly (months) slide down to 2.75.

Not everyone lives in TX.

Oil to 40, minimal change.

Once a company gets a taste of what they can get paid, irregardless of supply or demand it stays up.

Obamacare go away or stay. Insurance will stay completely screwed up from now on. Middle class will take a wicked huge hit.

Poor will still be free.

Obamacare just made the middle class pay more for medical services of all types in order to subsidize via insurance companies a larger slice of folks to get free or "Subsidized".

Sure it may not be in the form of a "TAX". But middle class people now have to pay an exorbitant amount for insurance and deductibles.

Poor are still free, Lower middle class now "Subsidized" meaning almost free.

Rich hire accountant and still don't pay taxes.

Obama legacy: screwed up royal health care forever or until robots take over.

Anonymous said...

It's unclear if The Rage bot is projecting or just making the long march through the institutions.

Anonymous said...

Bye bye Obama care!!

Anonymous said...

Wordy, who do you think is borrowing your name? You couldn't buy a used Yugo with credit based on your name.

Anonymous said...

12:48, millions more Americans have insurance now than ever before because of the ACA.

Please rebut.

Anonymous said...

Rage at 10:21... you may need to check your facts on availability of non-ACA policies. If it is a qualifying policy, meaning it meets the standard of credible coverage and therefore not subject to penalties, it is an ACA policy. The only qualifying coverage available in Texas is Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Availability of care under an HMO in rural areas is very spotty. I have tried to explain this in the past in response to your posts but you ignore and continue to spout off about things you apparently know nothing about. Anyone can get it wrong but it is disingenuous on your part to keep lying about it. For those thinking insurance companies will automatically raise their rates, try looking at the history of health insurance. Six years ago, I represented 8 or 9 companies offering coverage to individuals and now there is one. We had a workable system in Texas prior to ACA but no one wants to acknowledge that. As soon as it is repealed, those companies that pulled out will be back in and create the necessary competition.

Anonymous said...

So it looks like Wordkyle's new catchphrase is "borrow credibility". It beats "living rent free in your head", but he mistakes "exposing his lies" with "credibility", so it's just as wrong.

Anonymous said...

Must be a chilly day in Lubbock. WK is obviously burning his copy of How to Win Friends and Influence People in his home fireplace to keep warm.

DF Dale Carnegie

Anonymous said...

Can't beat Hotmail. Call us, Rudy.

DF Bill Gates

Anonymous said...

James Comey: The Dems hate him, the Repubs don't trust him. Sounds like he may not be around much longer. Been there and have the t-shirt.

DF L. Patrick Gray

Anonymous said...

Collin county's DA is Greg Willis and his wife, Judge Jill Willis is the District Judge there.

wordkyle said...

There's a story of a troll who many years ago trolled a professional group in a trolling manner. Tiring of his trolling, the group kicked him out. Desperate to troll, the troll found another group whose moderator was more tolerant, and the troll happily continued his trolling behavior. However, with that kind of behavior the troll didn't attain the gravitas he craved. Like any other hanger-on, he tried dropping other people's names to siphon some of their credibility. While some people paid attention to the troll, those people whose credibility he tried to borrow continued to consider him no better than the troll he always was.

Anonymous said...

Spot on, I lost my job in 2015 and had Obamacare for about 6 months. The BCBS plan was unusable in Wise County. I just ended up just paying out of pocket for everything instead of using the insurance due to the hassle.

Anonymous said...

Trump's tweeting practices reminds me of a small town lawyer who blogs everyday about stuff that pisses him off like the police, laws, pastors, prosecutors, judges, public officials, talk radio, schools, athletes, Republicans, Dallas Cowboys, and The University of Texas.

Anonymous said...

nice autobiography.

Anonymous said...

Yes rage, he had no other choice but Obama care. Like millions of others you stupid liberal idiot!

Anonymous said...

I'm glad uncle Joe got a participation trophy. One of my relative had cancer. Can I get a medal too?

Anonymous said...

I checked in to find 69 comments. That just proves that when it comes to this blog, what don't suck, blows.

Anonymous said...

This blog sucks.