The Campaign For DA

1.30.2017

Random Monday Morning Thoughts



  • Oh, I've got my Trump rants coming, but let me first make an admission. For the first time ever I watched The Big Lebowoski. It's already in my Top Ten and will probably move up higher after I watch it a few times more. I had no idea it would be that smart of a comedy.
  • It started on Friday on Holocaust Memorial Day when we remembered the millions of Jews who were exterminated because of their religion. Trump used that day to announce a plan to discriminate against Muslims based upon their religion with a travel ban. And, man, on Saturday did an explosion of protests take place at airports across the country where people where being illegally detained (especially DFW).
  • People with legal green cards and Visas were detained for hours and hours by the U.S. Government solely because they were from a predominately Muslim country. And the courts had to intervene on Saturday night to set those illegally detained people free. Just like in the 1960s, we had to turn to the courts to overturn those in power trying to enforce their ignorant and bigoted policies that discriminate against innocent people. This is history, folks. Choose your side wisely.
  • Number of terrorist acts committed on American soil by refugees from the seven countries named in the ban: Zero.
  • And, man, Trump loves Executive Orders. He's signing them left and right.
    This made my head explode. 
  • Look, I understand trying to keep America safe. What I have a problem with is trying to ban people of a certain religion. Oh, it's not really a "Muslim Ban" you say? 
    • Rudy Giuliani on Fox News yesterday: 
    • Donald Trump's campaign site
  • What an absolute week of chaos. And Trump set a record according to Gallop:
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  • In other news . . . 
  • A Young County deputy (formerly of Graham PD) and his son were found dead on Friday from gunshot wounds. The fact that you haven't heard about it gives you a pretty good idea of what is suspected. 
  • That wreck involving the Decatur cop last week and the fact he was relatively uninjured is amazing. And Fox 4 said he has seven kids. Even another reason to be thankful it didn't turn out worse. 
  • I've always been told lawyers were liars. Then a lawyer files a lawsuit on Friday against Baylor with no supporting proof and every media outlet treats it like the allegations in it were the result of a 60 Minutes investigation. 
  • "Six people are dead after a shooting at a mosque in Quebec City."
  • Oh, I forgot, what was Ivanka doing on Saturday night during the American airport chaos where families were being illegally separated from one another? Tweeting out a photo: 
  • That new Doritos bag is weird.You blow into it and it will "detect" any alcohol. It doesn't detect alcohol concentration. That's just dumb. Who doesn't know they've been drinking? And the bags aren't for sale to the public? What a cheesy marketing gimmick (that I just fell victim to.)
  • In Austin on Tuesday, it will be "Texas Muslim Capitol Day." Perfect. 



66 comments:

Anonymous said...


Barry,

As far as the new Baylor lawsuit is concerned, be careful which side you choose.

Anonymous said...

Barry, I do believe that some Russian hacker has taken over your blog site, as I distinctly remember that last week you were through with Trump rants. If this message is allowed through by Boris the Ruskie- you might look into it.
Also, I hear that Johnson and Johnson is making a new formulation on the "No More Tears" shampoo in a liberal version - made with genuine, melted snowflakes.

Not Sam

Anonymous said...

Cheeto in Charge is on self destruct. Understand there is a 25th amendment to the Constitution that provides the VP authority to remove the sitting president. Is this true? Is there hope we can escape the ''fuher" and his ruination of America?

Anonymous said...

Well, just so we won't have to hear it from the usual suspects:

1. Trump won, Barry - get used to it.
2. Something about a "Snowflake."
3. Something about liberal elitism, and then characterized as mental illness
4. Trump isn't racist, you just don't understand - followed by overtly racist statements.
5. Obama caused all these problems, because he's muslim.
6. Wordkyle hits us with a bunch of misrepresented statistics, charts, graphs, and 8x10 color glossy photos of the crime scene. (Some will get it, some won't)

I'm sure I've forgotten some things... but they'll make their way on here.

Triple Fake... said...

confession: for lack of any instruction on what I should have been doing, I was sitting at home on Saturday night during that whole "airport chaos".
I don't do twitter, so there's no evidence that any hand was on my butt

Captain Eddie said...

Your comment stating "And, man, Trump loves Executive Orders. He's signing them left and right" made MY head explode. Hope you don't mind me using one of your expressions. Counselor - do you even have a CLUE how many Obama signed in his first 100 days?? Talk about bias . . . .

Anonymous said...

Nickel poker in wise county..win win. Go JD😎

mzchief said...

To BU-bear...

You must be smarter than this and have just gone FULL RETARD due to your hate for Trump. FFS, I detest Trump with the burning fury of a tire fire in Hell and can get past my feelings for Trump and be OBJECTIVE.

The TEMPORARY "Muslim Ban," is simply a moratorium on travel that only involves the SEVEN countries from which KNOWN terrorists have been prolific. The TEMPORARY moratorium on refugees is done in an attempt to actually know the people claiming refugee status are actually refugees. The "Muslim Ban" impacted the travel of 375 people; 109 were detained as they arrived in America and 173 were stopped from boarding flights to the US overseas. TWO people were denied entry to the US were deported. How many people/MUSLIMS did Obama's 2011 travel ban on Iran impact?

Just a single simple FACT about the SEVEN countries on the list, they only comprise 12.1% of the World's Muslims which means the other 87.9% of the World's Muslims are FREE to immigrate/visit the US at will. That fact alone disproves the claim that Trump has enacted a "Muslim Ban."

STOP being a RETARD and actually THINK about some of this. There are better reasons for which to bash Trump. If I can stop shaking my head in disappointment at this BS, I may be back to read the rest of your bullet points. I truly am so very disappointed. I had expected better/smarter discourse.

Anonymous said...

All you do is whine and criticize. Support your president. Otherwise, you are the enemy. You might want to keep that in mind. You're not doing yourself any favors by continually blasting out Democrat propaganda and calling your neighbors nazis.

You sir, are a fool of the first order.

Anonymous said...

Plenty of proof of Baylor's acts, BG. There are quotes from WPD's chief and other BU employees, recruits, players, and his own client. I dislike federal complaints because they allege so many facts, but if you don't, you'll get 12(b)(6)'d in a day.

I've said it all along--the discovery in the civil suits will force the dirty laundry to go public.

Our little school has been bad doing some bad things, BG. Choose your side wisely.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Folks held up at international gateway airports until Federal Judge stepped in:
1. a muslim grandmother returning to her family
2. an ex-iraqi soldier who helped U. S. soldiers track ISIS terrorists in his war-torn country & for that is under a bounty for his death.
3. a wife of doctor practicing medicine in the U. S., helping sick folk every day.

Until the judge stepped in, they were detained and destined to be shipped right back out of U. S. borders.

Yes, Mr. Trump. Thank you for protecting us from these three dangerous people.

DF Sarcastic Guy.

Anonymous said...

Updated movie dialogue from Full Metal Jacket 2017 - The Trump War.

Private Joker: Why should we do a story about you?

Door Gunner: I done got me 157 dead towel heads killed. Plus 50 camels, too! Them's all confirmed!

Private Joker: Any women or children?

Door Gunner: Sometimes!

Private Joker: How can you shoot women or children?

Door Gunner: Easy! Ya just don't lead 'em so much! Ain't war hell?

DF Gunnery Sergeant Hartman

Anonymous said...

Would you have been comfortable if your stepdaughter would have been a trainer for the football team during the peak of the scandal?

Anonymous said...

The new health Program replacing Obamacare will now be known as TrumpCare Insurance. It is very simple. You won't have any insurance and I won't care.

DF President Trump

Anonymous said...

Call us in a few days. We are ready to close that deal on the new hotels.

DF Saudi Muslims Not Banned by Presidential Order

Anonymous said...

It's just a temporary ban dumbass! Where was the outrage when Carter banned Iraqi's and Obammy banned Iranians? And he didn't ban travel from all Muslim countries, did he?

mzchief said...

*Iraq not Iran

Anonymous said...

You're a nihilist Barry. You threw a ringer for a ringer. And I do want my undies back.

Anonymous said...

We are a nation of immigrants but we are a nation of laws. Our country is rightly disturbed by the large numbers of illegal aliens entering our country. Illegal immigrants take jobs from citizens or legal immigrants, they impose burdens on our taxpayers. It is wrong and ultimately self-defeating for a nation of immigrants to permit the kind of abuse of our immigration laws that is occurring and we must do more to stop it.

Anonymous said...

What mzchief said!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Mschief objective? Good grief, she's going to get struck.

Regardless of who the president is, any objective person would question why, if the majority of the 9/11 terrorists came from Saudi Arabia, which funds terrorists all over the world (including the bane of Wordkyle's existence--Hamas), is Saudi Arabia not on the list?

Why is no country with which Trump has business ties on the list?

Why have a list and a ban at all, when the number of terrorist acts on American soil by the banned group is exactly zero?

Why are we not banning lightning strikes, which kill more Americans every year that terrorists?

Why are we not banning prosecutors who manufacture evidence to get a conviction, when they are responsible of more injustices than terrorists?

Why are we not requiring gun locks on pistols with toddlers in the house, when toddlers shoot more Americans than Terrorists--at home or abroad?


Mischief seems to mistake her callous bigotry for objectivity, which is fine, because we all know who she is and that she's a bigot. Most home-schooling parents are. God forbid their little cupcakes go to a school that has a black person in it. Much less Muslims!

But to claim that there is even a rational basis (it's a legal standard--look it up) for this travel ban is just a flat out lie. It does not accomplish anything that will have an impact on making America safer, period.

Rage



Anonymous said...

I'd rather see Ivanka who isn't the President tweeting a photo of her at a party than watch our President play golf during oh gee just pick a crisis as I'm sure he was on the links at that time. You are such a hypocrite!

Anonymous said...

9:55--this ban does nothing about illegal immigrants. The wall will do little, if anything, either.

This ban stops legal immigration with people who hold visas and green cards, even. If they're in the US, they cannot travel out. So all it may do is radicalize people already in the country.

Try, just once, to think something all the way through. I know its hard, but you're presumably an adult, so I bet you can do it.

I believe in you.

Rage

Anonymous said...

And keeping with it's Fake News meme, the Daily Beast falsely reported that the Mosque shooting in Canada was done by two white supremacists. I just thought of a new name for this blog, Skippy. Daily Beast, Daily Lean. Whaddia think?

Anonymous said...

I think the Trump family should shut down their twitter accounts and keep a lower profile...suspect they will at some point.

wordkyle said...

Good to see I stay in people's minds even when I'm not around.

Anonymous said...

Thank you, mzchief. I generally agree with only part of what you say. You are on target today. Being detained at a US airport is not all that bad. Hell, it happens to us when there's a flight delay, and we don't get escorted to a private area and are not given 'anything we ask for', as one woman said last night.

Anonymous said...

The New Normal for Americans and 1600 PA Ave is to bombard us with so much sh$! That we can't stay on top of everything, well this needs everyone's attention. I was hoping Snopes would discredit it. Unfortunately, they confirmed the power of the National Security Council to assassinate US Citizens, and others, as enemies of the state, with no trial. And now the military, who at least know international law, have been removed and replaced by a Nazi sympathizer. THIS is the step that I think could get him impeached. We need to raise a HUGE fuss about this. We can focus on multiple things at once! and action!We can call elected officials while we are at protests!
While the world was (understandably) focusing on the immigration executive order, a quieter – but equally disturbing – plot was developing.
Quick background: the National Security Council (NSC) is a federal council comprised of important high-level government officials including the President, Vice President, Secretary of State, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Director of National Intelligence. The NSC’s primary job is to use this broad expertise to advise the President on national security matters and assist in carrying out security directives.
Yesterday, the President removed the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Director of National Intelligence from the NSC. He replaced them with Steve Bannon. Bannon has no government, intelligence, or high-level military experience; his experience is leading a propaganda outlet (Breitbart News) that peddles nationalist and white nationalist viewpoints.
This would be deeply concerning in and of itself. But one of the jobs of the NSC is to oversee a secret panel that authorizes the assassination of “enemies of the United States Government” – including American citizens. These targeted killings are fully authorized by law under the Congressional military authorization act following 9/11. There is no trial, no due process, and no public record of the decision or the assassination itself.
Just to recap the absurdity: the President of the United States has appointed a known propagandist, nationalist, and white supremacist to replace the highest military advisor in the country on a council that authorizes secret, legal, targeted killings of American citizens (and others) without due process.
What You Can Do:
- Call your Senators and Congressperson this week and demand that they publicly and legislatively oppose Trump’s appointment of Steven Bannon to the NSC.It is that important .

Anonymous said...

9:15 You sir are a hypocrite if for the last 8 years you didn't support Obama as your president!

Anonymous said...

Oh my God, how could Ivanka be so inthenthitive to Muslims by going on with her life just like 99.99 per cent of the population?

Anonymous said...

The radicalized muslim has caused all these problems for innocent peaceful muslims. If we allow a thousand Hindu's or Buddhists or Jews or Ba'haist or Christians or whatever into the country we don't have to be too worried about them being terrorist and wanting to kill us. If you allow a thousand muslims in, because of a known history of the radicalized muslim, we have to be concerned that a good percentage of them are terrorists and want to come here to kill us.

Anonymous said...

Mzchief - interesting points. Riddle me this...so the GOP have claimed that immigration has been an issue for some time, despite the poem at the bottom of the Statue of Liberty. This being the case, and with no real solution presented, how TEMPORARY do you expect this ban to be?! You are of the opinion that our omnipotent government will propose a viable solution in the near future, and then the TEMPORARY ban will be lifted? Me thinks you have gone "FULL RETARD" as you so eloquently put it.

Moreover, I don't have enough fingers and toes to list the American businesses that have benefited from the use of immigrant workers. It has been like this since the dawn of America. Who built the railroad? Who built our iconic bridges? Hint: it wasn't white citizens. If you think things are overly outsourced now, wait until you are paying a no-good, entitled, 18 year old to do your work.

It's evident to me that terrorism won. Democracy is collapsing because people are scared of terrorism. Another question, I find it interesting that all these people of supposed faith actually do not subscribe to the idea that "God will provide" or "It's God's plan." What does this say about individual faith in God? I am of the opinion that it SPEAKS VOLUMES.

DF Not Speaks Volumes Guy (OR ALL CAPS GUY)

whisky O said...

Frank Zappa directing Trump from the grave?
I'm good with that.

Anonymous said...

GIT EM MZCHIEF! MAKE EM ALL YOUR BITCHES!!!

Anonymous said...

We are sending a ship over to repossess the Statue of Liberty we gifted you. You obviously don't believe the words carved on its plaques anymore.

DF Your Former Friend France

HarveyLee said...

Boring......

Anonymous said...

Brandon Davis would've built a wall around the entire county and saved us all. It was god's will, and we ruined it! Sinners!

Anonymous said...

Just curious...how is Pakistan not on the list of double secret probation countries? That is where we found Osama Bin Laden.

Anonymous said...

DF said: ...so the GOP have claimed that immigration has been an issue for some time, despite the poem at the bottom of the Statue of Liberty.

You do know the difference between poetry and law, don't you? And also that the inscription on a plaque inside the base was added 20 years after the statue was erected?

This isn't about re-writing history, it's about determining our future. Yes, Africans picked cotton, Chinamen built the railroads, Latinos harvested produce. We are not the open frontier that existed in the 19th century, we are a mature, developed nation.

You wouldn't hire a roofing crew to come to your house, and tell them to bring all of their friends and family to live in your back yard (with you providing food and utilities) for the next six months. Nor would you have a party in your home and ask guests to bring as many more people as they please. But that's what we've been doing, immigration wise, for at least a couple of generations.

We can wait for the locomotive to break down on the tracks, in the middle of nowhere, from having too many railcars attached. Or we can re-assess the locomotive/railcar ratio, and work to keep the engines well-maintained.

It's about responsibility.

Anonymous said...

You know, I was talking to Mohammad just the other day about how you folks seem to skip right over that Peace-Love-Help Your Fellow Man thing we included in our Holy Books. He agreed 100%. Even Buddha chimed in with agreement & you know how tough it is to get that guy to commit to anything. You folks just aren't reading & living our Message.

DF The Loving Jesus Christ, but losing a little patience

Anonymous said...

The Rage algorithm is designed to undermine western values. It's programers understand that the 2nd generation of Islamic immigrants will be the destroyers. All of their arguments are designed to seed the cancer of islamism and let it spread.

wordkyle said...

In case some of you are still interested in letting reality impinge upon your world:
The Muslim refugee crisis began in about 2014. These "refugees" include genuine asylum seekers, economic immigrants, and hostile agents, including Islamic State militants.

Terrorist attacks in Europe in the last couple of years:
- Jan 2015 Île-de-France attacks 20 killed, 22 injured Al-Qaeda/Islamic State
- 13 Nov 2015 Paris attacks 137 killed, 368 injured Islamic State
- 22 Mar 2016 Brussels suicide bombings 35 killed, 340 injured Islamic State
- 14 Jul 2016 Nice truck attack 87 killed, 434 injured Islamic State
- 19 Dec 2016 Berlin Christmas market attack 12 killed, 56 injured Islamic State

The key word Liberals avoid when talking about the number of Islamic terrorist attacks that haven't happened in the United States is "yet." Yes, homegrown terrorism is probably more common, and should certainly be dealt with. Shouldn't we use our brains, avoid engaging in a Liberal feel-good suicide pact, and not import more terrorists? (For those Jesus-quoting Liberals who only find the Bible when promoting suicide, Jesus never said "Let thy neighbor kill you.") Genuine refugees sure, we should help. But a thorough vetting process that takes a little time is certainly worth it if we keep as many of the bad guys out as possible.

Anonymous said...

DF
Go back and study that history of immigration in the US. There have been times when we banned Chinese, Asian nations in general, Jewish refugees, anarchists, communists, Iranians and those positive for HIV. We do have a long history of immigration, but we also have a history of implementing bans on certain groups of people for certain lengths of time and for all kinds of reasons.

Anonymous said...

Wordkyle: Day 4,765 that he gets called on his hypocrisy.

Days without an effective response: Same.

wordkyle said...

Again, always staying gentle on your mind.

Anonymous said...

12:50 - Wrong.

Anonymous said...

10:33 AM

Cool story, bro. Tell it again.

Anonymous said...

You know what, 12:50? Nobody is right all the time. Not you, not Wordkyle, maybe not even me. But in the course of presenting arguments, Wordkyle strives to be factual and courteous. You simply come across as a prepubescent 6th grader. Get yourself some help, crybaby.

Anonymous said...

Good post wordkyle at 12:38....exactly what I was thinking about.

Anonymous said...

Wordkyle--what is it that the current vetting process needs to do that it does not already do? If you think more time is needed, then why is preference given to Christian immigrants? The Balkan genocide was perpetuated by the Christians against the Muslims, after all. Why is a Christian entitled to a shorter vetting process?

If there have been no acts of terror by resettled immigrants, then what, exactly, is wrong with the current system?

I know that "Obama is letting anyone in without vetting them" is a talking point, but it's fake news. The process has worked, and all evidence is that it will continue to work. What evidence do you have that it does not?

And keep in mind that your Jesus/suicide red herring is not evidence. Nor is what you think may happen in the future if we don't do something different. What is the reason we need to do something different, given the low (zero) incidents by vetted immigrants in the past. You keep telling us about how you back up all of your statements with evidence, so lets have it. What evidence is there that America is threatened by its current vetting system?

Anonymous said...

Discrimination based on nationality alone is a human rights violation.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/donald-trump-muslim-travel-ban-illegal-un-rights-chief-a7552991.html

Anonymous said...

You can side with the Muslims all you want, when the SHTF I know what side I'm on. You should be jailed immediately.

Anonymous said...

Rage, Can we get lightning strikes banned forever instead of just 120 days?

Anonymous said...

Man, based on what Wordy is posting, it sure looks like Germany and France need to improve their refugee vetting process.

Us? Not so much.

Americans killed by refugees: ZERO

DF Fact Checker

Anonymous said...

Siding with terrorists is a new low for even you!

Anonymous said...

If you are able to be "radicalized", best we push that button and figure out who you are! Think it through dumbass Muzzie lover!

Anonymous said...

No, we should not help any refugees, "genuine" or otherwise. The earth needs to be cleansed of Muslims. It's us vs them, pick your side wisely!

Anonymous said...

After ISIS attacks in France, Denmark, and Germany and gang rapes by immigrant men in Sweden and Germany, it is clear what an open border policy would mean for the US. ISIS has begun attacks in Turkey now too. Even after death, Soros funds continue to fund these attacks and riots such as Black Lives Matter within the US. Soros even attempted to inflame Muslims by funding a Mohammad cartoon contest. Have these threats gone away? Given her covert plans for a takeover of Europe with Erdogan, with the assist of ISIS soldiers, Merkel’s comments should be expected and ignored.

Trump is moving aggressively on many campaign promises, so there has been little time for travelers and airports and federal agencies to adjust ahead of time. Suddenly, there are people retained at airports or blocked in the middle of their journey. Change is always traumatic to some swept up in the process. Employers find their anticipated cheap labor is missing, while American workers get employed. Families separated by miles may find a loved one unable to return, but families in the process of emigrating always have these issues. Why is there all this uproar now? In the main, it is the anti-Trump pro-Hillary sentiment. But it is also the lingering grip of the Soros agenda, trying to manipulate the world even after death.


http://poleshift.ning.com/forum/topics/zetatalk-chat-for-february-4-2017

Anonymous said...

9:01 love the Alice's Restaurant reference! Also if you research immigration process for refugees you'll see there is a detailed step by step before someone is admitted. Could it be stronger? maybe don't pretend to be expert just its a fact that the process includes finger print checks with several agencies, personal interviews, background checks for all applying. Process takes generally several months to complete. These people do not get on a plane somewhere, land in US and walk out of the airport scot free. Even with sponsers their where abouts is known during the process.

Anonymous said...

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wordkyle said...

Given the recent increase of Muslim "refugees" into Europe and the explosion (pardon the expression) of Islamic-based terrorist attacks in Europe since that increase, reality indicates that increased diligence is warranted.

As for the current system, we have as an example this ABC News report: Lost in America: Visa Program Struggles to Track Missing Foreign Students.

Or this one: Thousands of Green Cards Have 'Simply Gone Missing,' IG Says.

Or this report from the LA Times: Federal agents are reinvestigating Syrian refugees in U.S. who may have slipped through vetting lapse (Note the phrase used: "vetting lapse.")

Good enough to keep us safe?

Anonymous said...

You guys need to give up------wordkyle kicked your arse today.

Anonymous said...

Although I'm still waiting to hear what would be done differently, i will say that some people getting duplicate green cards, and previously vetted students going off the grid for a little while doesn't exactly scare me.

The government makin mistakes here and there kind of speaks for itself. I wonder if the super stars Trump is putting in place will never make bureaucratic mistakes. They can call it "alternative paperwork".

Anonymous said...

5:48 - I thought the same thing

Anonymous said...

NOTHING new about these detentions. Happens every day, all day long.

wordkyle said...

650 - I'm not an expert in bureaucratic policy, but in general I'd say one thing that might be "done differently" is to make the process thorough enough that such mistakes are eliminated.

Incidentally, a nice re(mis)statement of the green card situation. The head of Customs and Immigration who, like you, tried to minimize the potential problems, said "for the cards to be misused, they would have to fall into the hands of someone with “malicious intent” and a physical resemblance to the card’s intended recipient." That's not a very high bar for abuse.

Those missing students who don't scare you? Here's from that article: "My greatest concern is that they could be doing anything," said Peter Edge, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement official who oversees investigations into visa violators. "Some of them could be here to do us harm." That's the expert's opinion.