The Campaign For DA

1.27.2017

Random Friday Morning Thoughts



  • I don't want to talk about Trump, but this Administration has had such a bizarre first week that it is impossible not to. And yesterday bordered on insanity.
  • Yesterday, his press secretary (who won't have that job for long) came out and casually told reporters that Trump would build the wall with a 20% tariff on any imports from Mexico. You know what that means? You would pay a tax on anything from Mexico so you, and not Mexico, would pay for the wall. And, if Congress funds it first, you get to pay for it twice. (Even the Trump Administration knew it was such a massive screw-up they had the Chief of Staff "walk the comments back" within a couple of hours.)  Incredible. Do they not talk? Do they not think? 
  • And Texas leaders Abbott and Patrick said nothing yesterday as they sat back in horror. 
  • It seems like tons of people I know were sick this week. And now Willie Nelson cancels some shows in Vegas due to a "cold."
  • Mexico's President's cancelled a meeting with Trump because of all of this recklessness. What's next? Putin calling Mexico and asking if they need some help with their economy in exchange for placing some nuclear missiles there? You laugh? You don't know October of 1962?
  • And then Stephen Bannon, Trump’s chief White House strategist, said the media is the "opposition party" and told them "it should keep its mouth shut." That should send chills down your collective spins.  Has that guy not grown up in a free society?
     
  • That Fort Worth cop's 10 day suspension is beginning to look like a slip slap on the wrist. The Fort Worth Chief of Police may now be in trouble as the story gets national traction. (It was on NBC, CNN and more last night. ) 
  • And it is very odd that the Chief was the one to say all charges would be dropped against everyone involved (except the very odd Class C against the guy who allegedly choked the kid). That's normally the DA's call. And it should be a crime it took that long to announce that all three women who were forced on the ground and cuffed would not be officially charged.
  • And why don't good cops go on camera and condemn the guy for the way he handled the situation on the street? Lawyers will call out lawyers. Doctors will call out doctors.  
  • Bill O'Reilly last night: "I have to be respectful. I can't interview President Trump like I did candidate Trump." God help us. Fox News is doing the rope-a-dope because they don't know how to defend him. 
  • Whenever DFW lawyer Pete Shulte appears on local media to provide criminal law commentary, I normally agree with almost everything he says. (I actually say him at a routine driver's license hearing in Denton on Monday and he was far more brash than I expected. He wasn't rude, just a little loud for the most boring of hearings there are.) 
  • If you submit a comment from infowars or gatewaypundit, I'm not posting it. We're already full up on crazy here. 
  • There's a Ted Cruz vs. Deadspin fight that I have to get caught up on. 
  • Texas executed a man last night after it was delayed for four hours before the Supreme Court said it was OK to kill him.  There has to be a better way.

47 comments:

wordkyle said...

While I'm not going to defend Bannon's comments, his basic assumption is correct -- for decades the mainstream media has functioned as an arm of the Democrat party. (e.g., The last Republican the NY Times endorsed for president was Eisenhower in 1956.)

Ernest T said...

If you will bother to read Bannon's entire quote instead of this one particular line, he is saying what we are all saying. The media needs to just sit back and report the story and quit their bias.

The media is the publicity arm of the Democratic Party.

Anonymous said...

"slip on the wrist"???

Anonymous said...

Nothing on the Decatur cop that got rearended while running radar last night? Willing to bet he was in one of their black on black Tahoes with his lights off. It was just a matter of time.

Anonymous said...

A lot of the electrical materials I use on a daily basis are "Hecho en Mezco" - I try to buy US made if at all possible and I do pass it on down the line because the products rarely break or fail compared to the crap made in the machiadoras. It is a win-win for my customers and me. They don't see me back performing warranty work- I am not losing money and time performing that service. So, if those crap items cost me 20 cents more then I will gladly absorb it and count it as the costs of eradicating the tide of cucharachas. The theory of vacuum applies to economics also- hopefully USA made fills the space after a time interval.

Not Sam

Anonymous said...

Actually, Patrick favored the tariff. He's a damn fool.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Amen Not Sam! Same with plumbing! Try and thread that crappy pipe from mexico or china. It's just do over and over. You have to hold your mouth right.

Anonymous said...

Unless I completely understood the story wrong, the Fort Worth chief announced that the charges were being dropped after the DA's office said they wanted nothing to do with the case.

Anonymous said...

I don't recall any doctors or lawyers being killed in the line of duty. I would expect his fellow officers will speak out but only in private.

Anonymous said...

It is indeed bizarre to have a president that does what he says...or in fact does anything....you tend to forget much in eight years of nothing. I am for a 20% increase on crap coming from Mexico...and if that is what it takes to build the wall...so be it. This president has already cleaned up a lot of the liberal slop that oozed out over the last eight years of and empty office. Even the unborn is feeling some relief from the liberal culture of death. I sure hope liberals are uncomfortable....God bless Donald Trump!

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

"I don't want to talk about Trump..."

*spews coffee all over my laptop screen*

Anonymous said...

Barry doesn't understand that an extra 20% will put the factories out of business. Margins are less than non-business people think they are.

Anonymous said...

Hey Barry, 1962 called and it wants it's foreign policy back.

Ernest T said...

Not sure what you mean by Trump's first week being "bizarre." It was pretty productive. He has probably done more in the first week of his administration that Obama did in several years.

As for the wall, the Mexican President is just mad because he knows that it is going to cut down on his citizens moving to the US illegally and sending money home and draining our tax dollars to pay for their health care, education, etc. Now, he will be having to do that.

You actually think that if you snuck into Mexico illegally, you would be able to get all of the free crap that we give to people who get into the US illegally?

Anonymous said...

Barry's mind is like a garden filled weeds that have to be pulled individually each day.

Anonymous said...

Yea, we are capital R people and we HATE taxes! Don't tax us for U.S.A. schools, roads, police, hospitals, water infrastructure, etc. Taxes bad. But for the wall, taxes are GOOD. Yea, 20% is good. Even though most of our fruits and veggies come out of our southern neighbor now every week. This "wall tax" will be paid everytime we eat. Yea. great! (all written in sarcasm font).

DF Circular Logic

Anonymous said...

Mmmmmmmmmmmm RTG side boob!!!

Anonymous said...

I think El Presidente Nieto should go ahead and come for a visit. He should also bring a peace offering of a lovely strawberry fresco drink made with all Mexican ingredients such as Mexican ice and Mexican water. Share it with Trump and all his advisors. Happy times.

DF Montezuma's Revenge

Guinjames said...

So the plumber and the electrician are for the tariff which they will just pass on to customers. Most of the cement used in the US is from Mexico as is rebar but that can be passed on to consumers too. Where it will affect everyone is produce from Mexico but I'm sure these machos grow their on. Does the tariff apply to Mexican weed??? Also the autos made here use parts made in Mexico and Canada so the price goes up there too.

Anonymous said...

Mr. President, build that wall!
Happy Days are here again!

Anonymous said...

Will the Dallas teacher that shot a water pistol at Trump during the inauguration being projected on the wall be fired for bringing a toy gun to school which is a gun free zone?

Anonymous said...

News media is America has always been a power unto itself, hence the reference of the "Fourth Estate". It is theoretically there to observe, analyze, and report on the other three American bodies (Executive, Congressional, and Judicial). They have never thought about what would win them friends with reporting (until Fox News). It was a holy mission to pursue truth and information. Folks would scream bloody murder and accuse them of bias when their personal ox was gored by a story (Trump, Tea Party, Repubs, Democrats, Minorities). Didn't matter where you lined up, sooner or later Big News would hack you off. Now some people are willing to entertain the idea of muzzling Big News. Cut their cojones off. Rope them in. Deny access. Punish them. A tragedy for a free America if it ever comes to pass. Good bye Edward R. Murrow, hello Russia Today.

DF Walter Cronkite

Anonymous said...

First Amendment: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

the US Constitution

Anonymous said...

And then Stephen Bannon, Trump’s chief White House strategist, said the media is the "opposition party" and told them "it should keep its mouth shut."

If you submit a comment from infowars or gatewaypundit, I'm not posting it. We're already full up on crazy here.

Anonymous said...

You people are nuts. So to have this wall built you're willing to forward fund it with your tax money (or debt, whatever) and then support a 20% tax on Mexican-produced goods? Granted, that 20% would theoretically repay the forward funding, but at the end of the day it's the US consumer that'll pay for the wall as firms will pass through that additional cost. Oh, and by the way, a targeted tariff like this will likely not go through anyway - Mexico will tie it up for years in the WTO (to which the US is a signatory party) and it'll eventually be declared to be an illegal tariff.

Besides, walls by themselves don't work. It'll take a massive influx of Border Patrol personnel to monitor our side of the wall (at a 'yuge' ongoing cost).

Anonymous said...

Boycott Mexico. Buy American weed!

Anonymous said...

And Mr. W. Kyle there are all kinds of media outlets that have supported mostly Republicans or have supported Ross Perot or Strom Thurman or George Wallace or William Jennings Bryant or ? since before Ike. Private businesses own the media in this Country and they have the right under the First Amendment to voice their choice. We are fortunate that they do. Mr. Trump and the rest need to stop worrying about what "they say" and concentrate on their job. Elected officials aren't elected to start building their monument on the Mall, they all just need to do their job and stop positioning themselves for reelection.

Anonymous said...

Ever wonder why Trump tweets at 2am? Because it's 10 am in Moscow, Vlad is telling his puppet what to say!

Anonymous said...

WTO?
WTO?
We don't need no stinking WTO....

Switzerland makes out just fine.
High standard of living.
You people need to understand that @&$&@@$ Walmart is not a bargain.
It is full of Chinese, Honduran, Filipino, Indonesian, Guatemalan, ...............ect crap.
Disposable mindset. Disposable society follows....

Not Sam

Anonymous said...

The "better way" is for people not to behead others with machetes, and end up being on death row to begin with.

wordkyle said...

951 - All of your commentary may or may not be accurate, but is nonetheless irrelevant to my own comment. I said that Bannon's observation of the media as "the opposition party" is essentially correct.

Among other examples, the Wikileaks documentation last summer showed the cozy relationship between major media outlets and Democrats. Or, in case you have forgotten, the Journolist group who was exposed in 2010. You know, that bunch of Liberal journalists who worked to kill negative Obama stories by indiscriminately calling Republicans racist. (Actual conversation: "If the right forces us all to either defend Wright or tear him down, no matter what we choose, we lose the game they've put upon us. Instead, take one of them – Fred Barnes, Karl Rove, who cares – and call them racists")

Anonymous said...

@9:35

Silly goose. No one buys Mexican weed anymore. It is virtually all grown here in the US and A. Mexican dirt weed is a relic of the past. Too easy to grow at home or import from another state.

Anonymous said...

9:35 we (US citizens) have purchased (cheap foreign crap) our way in to this mess. Now we are just getting what's coming to us.

Anonymous said...

Trump tweets at 2AM because that prostate is a pesky thing.

Anonymous said...

Good news! President Trump will be on Facebook Live this afternoon!

Anonymous said...

9:45 - so you're sayin' that once WTO denies the tax that the money the congresscritters are going to give for the wall to "forward fund" as you say is what's actually gonna pay for the wall? Nice!

Anonymous said...

Yes sir there is a better way...execute those found guilty within the hour they are found guilty...or if you wanted to be kinder...30 days after being found guilty...or just do away with it and give them all life.

Anonymous said...

Since you are all over the breaking news Barry, please update us on Samuel L. Jackson, Cher, George Lopez, Miley Cyrus, Ruth Ginsburg, Barbara Streisand and others that have now left our country. We are concerned about them and the brain drain that has afflicted our country.

Anonymous said...

Danny, this isn't Russia. Wait, it isn't Russia is it?

DF Chevy Chase

Anonymous said...

Can any citizen sign the Calexit petition? That would be a great way to make California happy and solve a host of our problems!

Anonymous said...

Hey 9:28, forget about Presidente Nieto bringing all that crap you said. Just tell him to bring his wife. She's one hot tamale!!

DF Closet Mexican Novela Watcher

Anonymous said...

BUY AMERICAN WEED

Anonymous said...

1. Sharen Wilson gave that FWPD guy's wife a job as an investigator.

2. Schulte is loud as shit in person. He comes across infinitely better on TV.

Anonymous said...

Is anyone aware that now more illegal Mexicans are going back than coming here? The majority of illegals coming north are now from Central America. There's where they need a wall! It would be easier to build and shorter, too. I also haven't seen the plan for the wall down the middle of Rio Grand reservoirs. And how long should we allow before confiscating thousands of acres of Texan's boarder ranch land? Walls still won't affect those who fly here on visas or passports and overstay. Whatever, you'll be the one who pays for this stupid exercise. Idiocracy! Sad.

Anonymous said...

Doctors and Lawyers call one another out to promote their own business. Paramilitary members don't have that lack of loyalty for their own kind. Reassign him to his jail to better understand his communities criminals.

Anonymous said...

11:14 --

"boarder" is border

If you can't spell correctly, we'll have to pull your Idiocracy card. That means you're not allowed to reference other people's stupidity until you rectify your own.

Anonymous said...

Wow, we have a spelling critic! Do you weigh in on the "your/you're, too/to, their/there, it's/its" etc etc. Not to mention improper auto corrects. Get a life.