The Campaign For DA

1.16.2017

Random Monday Morning Thoughts


  • It's an official holiday, the courthouse is closed, but once again I prove ITHWMISB*.
  • What an all time classic game. I'm not sure if the play before the field goal will rival Dwight Clark's "The Catch", but it will be close:
  • I don't know if I've ever seen a game where I've said to the TV, "Run the ball!" over and over again. 
  • And what a beating if you were at the game when it came time to leave: 
  • Back in the day:  Between 1967 and 1983, the Cowboys were in 12 of 17 Conference Championship Games. I lived through it and still find it mind boggling. 
  • As a little boy, I saw the Packers and Cowboys in the Cotton Bowl in 1970 on Thanksgiving Day. When I asked my dad about it, he told me he went to the 1950 Cotton Bowl game. But get this: He got there by taking a train from Bridgeport to Dallas. 
  • There's a city in Mississippi that doesn't realize the South lost the Civil War:
  • A private teacher "And Another"with a twist: 
  • But this "And Another" got a 10 year sentence out of Houston on Friday. It sounds like it was an "open plea" meaning she pled guilty to the judge and let him do what he wanted within the applicable range of punishment. 
  • The Ringling Brothers Circus has announced it is shutting down. It feels like it has been dead for thirty years. 
  • Was this some weird bit? She actually "protected" her account after being ridiculed for posting this. That's a little unusual for someone whose bread and butter is feeding drivel to the public. 
  • Trump had a wild few days. He attacked civil rights leader John Lewis on MLK Weekend, got a ton of blowback and then doubled down. And in doing so he kept using his racist code word "inner city" (for even affluent parts of Atlanta no less). He then cancelled his trip to the African-American Museum in D.C.. News leaked that his first official trip will be to meet with Putin. And then CIA director blasted Trump for not understanding Russia which caused Trump to reply like a petulant child accusing him of releasing "fake news."
  • What if someone were to hack Trump's Twitter account some day? (Which seems like the easiest thing to hack ever.) And then we wake up one morning to a tweet which says, "We are launching nuclear missiles at North Korea in 30 minutes." And to think people were upset that Hillary had a private email server. 
  • And such a tweet would be absolutely believable. It's not like we expect him to show presidential restraint:  
  • It's already time to realize The Emperor Has No Clothes. The Ticket hosts in the afternoon last week said they had only one wish for Trump: Don't get us killed in the next four years and we'll be happy. 

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55 comments:

wordkyle said...

BG's only acceptable means of communication for Trump: "Never, ever, defend yourself, in any way, shape, or form." (As for your laughable "presidential restraint," take a look at Obama's poisoning of the well on his way out the door.)

Anonymous said...

Race, class, ethnicity and gender. We can use them to destroy the establishment then we can try and come up with something better.

Anonymous said...

Dang, not much material on the bikini bottoms of RTG. Good JOB...

Ernest T said...

Obama can continually attack Fox News, but let Trump say one bad thing about CNN and all hell breaks loose.

Little bit of a double standard there!

Anonymous said...

RTG gets photo-bombed by "Aflac" Duck?

Anonymous said...

Don't come here often, but to think the next 4 years on here will be to rip Trump over and over and over is a little more than I can stand. Especially when, not once that I saw, did you ever say anything about Obama. This is why you progressives have NO credibility. See ya!

mzchief said...

You do realize, claiming it some sort of offense to engage a black elected official in debate/shaming on MLK weekend is the definition of racism, right? What is it with Liberals being sooo racist?

Let me give you a few examples.

1. You can't debate a black man on MLK weekend because he's black.
If you can debate a white man on MLK you should be able to debate a black man.

2. You can't hire a black man for high paying job because he's black.

Triple Fake... said...

Trump is right in his criticism of SNL. But not because they go after him. Their bread and butter has been spoofing the incumbent since their inception. The other night was the first time in years I've been able to stay awake for the duration of the show. It's just not that good anymore, and hasn't been for a long time.

Nice bit of juxtaposition, showing the photo of Lewis getting the beat down after saying that Trump attacked him. Subliminal much?

I'm not sure which Great Americans Mississippi are recognizing today, but traditionally, especially here in Texas, Robert E. Lee's birthday is celebrated at about this time in January and it's called Confederate Heroes Day. Some other southern states do that in April or May. It's always been a contentious issue since it's the same time as MLK day
Are there some Great Americans in particular you don't wish to honor, or do you dislike them all?

Sportzz notes:
I had the same thought watching the game as the Musers had this morning. Why do players (Dez!) wear necklaces - heavy gold or silver ones - during the game? Seems like a constant form of distraction. It's not a part of the uniform and it serves no purpose

Anonymous said...

The thing that gets me about people that want to ignore or deemphasize MLK day is that white people probably owe him more than anyone. At a time when we were beating blacks that peacefully protested MLK stood fast and demanded that protests remained peaceful. If he had been a black panther this country would have burned to the ground. Surely his efforts are worth our admiration. If you don't think so you must confront that you are indeed racist. And if you are a Christian and still resent a day to observe MLK then you are not much of a Christian.

Anonymous said...

Two of my favorite movies are still Circus World with John Wayne and The Greatest Show on Earth with Charlton Heston. Real big screen entertainment.

DF John Ringling North

Anonymous said...

Rumors of White House Press Room being moved out of White House to Executive Office Building, Laurel MD, or Timbuktu. Anybody surprised?

DF Ed Murrow

Anonymous said...

The dance teacher was probably a germaphobe like me and just didn't want those bacteria floating around the sick-room on her clothing, so she stripped down.

DF Donald J. Trump, naked

Anonymous said...

So, with Twitter corporate having trouble finding a buyer, will the Feds buy it so the new President will have a guaranteed on-going electronic outlet to the common folk?

DF Marconi

Anonymous said...

Mississippi: still making the other 49 states look good by comparison.

DF Texas

Anonymous said...

Three possible reasons that Baylor applications are up:
1. athletes looking to get in on the party action
2. crazy white party girls looking for a athlete sugar-daddy heading to NBA/NFL/MLB etc
3. true believers hoping to convert the strayed back to the true path and clean up the citadel of Baptist learning.

DF Mary Hardin-Baylor

Anonymous said...

Trump "attacked" Lewis?

I normally try to have a comment on your comments that is well thought out and and has some sort of eloquence. But this time there's just no need.

I sincerely believe you are an idiot.

Anonymous said...

BG, the fact that you put up your random thoughts on MLK Jr. day is insensitive and causes me to question your commitment to civil rights.

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure about the race card either. But calling Lewis "all talk" and describing his district as "horrible shape and falling apart" shows a lack of awareness about who Lewis is and where he represents.

I'd love to see Trump hit people with facts rather than bluster and puffery.

NoseALot said...

Ref. the RTG: Were you weaned early and have this fixation on oversized boobs? You never put up a girl with normal sizes breasts. You need some that are about 4-5 milinupers. ( the Statue of Liberty is one nuper.)

Anonymous said...

Yes, when a reality TV star calls a freedom rider all talk and no action, it is an attack. Also, why does the South celebrate the Confederacy so much? FYI: They lost a war of treason.

Anonymous said...

The same John Lewis that said he was spat on and called a nigger after the passage of Obammycare, which was proved to be false.

A black person that says he disagrees with a white president is proving to be a racist.

Just like white people that disagreed with a black person were labeled racists? HYPOCRISY MUCH?

Anonymous said...

I think BG really likes Trump and even voted for him. He just talks bad about him to sir the pot here on the Blog.

Anonymous said...

Wordkyle, As a fellow conservative, I simply cannot comprehend how you supoort Trump. He's not one of us. He doesn't have our values. We're going to impeach that SOB and get Pence in there.

You really with this guy? He hijacked our party and belittled all of our other candidates.

He's a thin-skinned baby. He's embarrassing. He does NOT represent the Republican party.

You've really shown yourself to be quite the sheep, Kyle. Just fell in line like a good boy.

Anonymous said...

"There's a city in Mississippi that doesn't realize the South lost the Civil War"

Skippy, are you saying MLK was not a great American? RACIST MUCH?

Anonymous said...

The conservatives have to love the ACA replacement:

“We’re going to have insurance for everybody,” Trump said. “There was a philosophy in some circles that if you can’t pay for it, you don’t get it. That’s not going to happen with us.” There’s no reason to be worried because those who will be covered under the new law “can expect to have great health care” that will be “much less expensive and much better.”

Anonymous said...

(Which seems like the easiest thing to hack ever.)

You might want to tap the brakes on that, Podesta's password was password and he responded to phishing scams. Also, if it is so easy why not hack Trump yourself?

Anonymous said...

RTG looks like she needs some taco meat😋

Anonymous said...

The RTG is a pretty gull!

Anonymous said...

Two wishes:

1. Democrats put on their 'big boy/girl panties and accept that Trump is THEIR president.

2. Trump would get off his phone and quit tweeting!

THAT'S ALL! Amen

Anonymous said...

Tell that to FBC Decatur 10:07

Anonymous said...

I've done some thinking about the Cowboys, Donald Trump, Obama, and I suddenly realized.....

That Julio's on the Chico Square still has the best Mexican food in the county.

DF- Phantom diner

Anonymous said...

...and Barry babbled something a month ago about filtering dumb comments? Not much scrutiny today

Anonymous said...

GREEN I DON'T CARE WHAT ALL THESE BIG MEANIES SAY ABOUT YOU, I THINK YOU ARE ALLLLLRIGHT. BY THE WAY HAPPY NIGGAR DAY!!!

Anonymous said...

Who dat wat hack Dak😎

Anonymous said...

Green I would not hire you if you were the last lawyer on earth..I would have to kill you😞

Anonymous said...

that is good 1228, and Trump needs to realize he will be the president of all citizens, not just those he likes.

Anonymous said...

Happy James Earl Ray Day!!!

Anonymous said...

Looky there. Rage is making comments and not signing them.

Anonymous said...

There's a city in Mississippi that doesn't realize the South lost the Civil War:

Fort Worth isn't in Mississippi, silly goose.

Anonymous said...

Two unrelated points.

1) I left the game after the final kick and was well on my way out of Arlington when they locked down the stadium. There were only a few remaining fans at that time. Though leaving in the rain did add insult to injury.

2) While all the racist comments are floating around, I followed up on a random thought of my own. BG, you might want to check back to when you last featured a woman of color as the RTG. I scrolled back as far as 11/01/2016 and gave up.

wordkyle said...

1145 - Don't mistake my position on Trump. He was not my first, second, or third choice for President. I know he's not a Conservative, but he's the most conservative candidate of the two options we had. And he won, so we're stuck with what we have.

What's more, Trump -- without the help, and even against the efforts of his own party -- defeated the ENTIRE. DEMOCRAT. MACHINE. Hillary Clinton. The media. The Obama administration. All of them. That's more than the entire Republican party has been able to do for nearly two decades.

The Republican establishment has become comfortable being whipping boys for Democrats and the media. They'd rather keep their D.C. nests well-feathered and keep getting invited to the cocktail parties, than fight back. Trump had no such allegiance and punched back, catching everyone off guard and offending the sensibilities of those who were used to Republican capitulation.

Someone commented that they wanted to "see Trump hit people with facts." But the attacks against him, such as that by John Lewis, are not "facts," they're emotion-exploiting buzzwords designed to rouse antipathy toward Trump. That Trump responds in kind is fantastically refreshing. (Incidentally, Lewis attacked Trump near the MLK holiday, yet Trump is the one being criticized for responding. There's your double standard.)

So yes, I respect Trump's attack dog mentality, and his ability to crush his enemies. Let people criticize what he actually does and says -- for example, he did NOT call all Mexicans rapists -- and I'll pretty much keep quiet, or even join in. But remember that they jumped on Romney, arguably one of the most moral men to run for president in decades, for an alleged bullying incident when he was sixteen, fifty years earlier. The Left will attack like rabid ducks no matter what.

Anonymous said...

I'm glad Skippy offered up proof of Trump attacking Lewis with a picture. A stick up side the head is a lot more effective than a tweet. But where are the German Shepards and water hoses?

Anonymous said...

1:56, Do you mean like Obammy does?

Anonymous said...

You need to see a shrink, Green. Your negative fixation on Trump is not normal or healthy

Anonymous said...

Rumors of White House Press Room being moved out of White House to Executive Office Building, Laurel MD, or Timbuktu. Anybody surprised?


10:26, Not surprised at all. Trump wants more press involved in the daily breifings, unlike your previous president. The other room is a lot bigger and will hold more press. Nice try though...

Anonymous said...

No he's not.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Come on TF, BG isn't saying you can't criticize Lewis, he's saying that to say that Lewis hasn't accomplished anything is down right insane.

I expect Mschief to miss the point as she so often does, but expected better of you.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Just because a man isn't into brown sugar doesn't mean he's a racist.

DF Mick Jagger

Ya Ya Ya whooooo!

Anonymous said...

I have to laugh. BG posts an unbelievably gorgeous RTG and yet ol' Wordie is the first person to comment, and then only to (unsurprisingly) come to Trump's defense without even acknowledging this remarkable young lady.

Wordie, old bean, stop and enjoy the view once in a while. You're going to get carpal tunnel typing your little tantrums in the comments section over the next four years. When the Trump Dumpster Fire really gets going, you'll long for the days when you could just gaze at beautiful women.

Anonymous said...

You MUST get permission in the form of a marriage license from the government before engaging in such "and another" relations. If you do, it's all fine; in fact you get flowers and a cake sometimes. If you don't, you go to jail.

Anonymous said...

Biloxi has celebrated MLK day, it expanded the day to include even more great Americans.

Anonymous said...



Simple solution: If you don't like SNL, then turn off the tv!

DF: Melania Trump

wordkyle said...

436 - Yeah, in this forum I tend to stay pretty focused. I see the RTGs, but I'm so married that they don't have an effect any more. (In the word of Mike Armstrong: "I've been married so long that I don't even look both ways when I cross the street.") Feel free to pay my share of attention to the RTG.

Anonymous said...

9:30

That would be a seagull, not a duck.

Triple Fake... said...

rage @ 4:21

I have no idea what the hell you're talking about. I didn't mention anything about criticism of Lewis or his accomplishments. I was merely commenting on the convenient placement of a photo accompanying BG's statement. That comment is independent of the other comments in my post. No subtext, no judgment of Lewis or Trump.

And what is with the "expected better of you" comments? If you know anything about me at all (and you don't, trust me!), you should expect half-a$$ humor and ill-thought out gut level opinions. Better yet, expect nothing and you won't be disappointed.