The Campaign For DA

1.10.2017

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts

  • Great. I go to bed right after halftime and maybe missed the second greatest national championship game in the history of ever. (But when a game is scheduled to start at 7:00, halftime doesn't begin until after 9:30, and the game ends after 11:30, something is wrong.)
  • Somebody needed to check the head ref for steroids. (Here's a very funny GIF of him.)
  • I had to block the Prime Minister of India on Twitter because he kept mistakenly putting my twitter name in his tweets. (I'm not making that up.)
  • I thought the Fort Worth "Why Don't You Teach Your Kid Not To Litter" Officer would be fired. I didn't necessarily think that would be deserved, but I thought they would bring down the hammer hard on him. Nope. Just a 10 day suspension. 
  • Trump has named his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, as one of his senior White House advisers. Sheesh. One bright spot: The 35 year old will now be subject to conflict of interest laws and that's a minefield he'll either walk away from or be blown up in. 
  • Cabinet confirmation hearings begin today. Since 1977, only one presidential nominee has been rejected. That was Texas' John Tower for defense secretary.
  • "Democratic lawmakers plan to rehang a controversial painting on Capitol Hill that angered law enforcement groups with its depiction of police officers as pigs, after Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter personally took down the picture last week."
  • If you think the NFL cares about concussions, think again. If you haven't seen the viscous hit on Dolphin's quarterback Matt Moore over the weekend, please look at it. And then after a 10 second examination he was cleared to play. 
  • Anyone know anything about the Alvord teen death mentioned in the Update yesterday?
  • Baylor officially reached #1 yesterday and then was made an underdog at West Virginia tonight. 

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Anyone know anything about the Alvord teen death mentioned in the Update yesterday?

Yes and it is a private family matter. Not everything needs to be shared on social media. Keep in mind when things like this happen, people are hurting and rumors and ideal gossip doesn't help ease the pain.

I will tell you she was a good kid and her smile will be missed.

Triple Fake... said...
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Anonymous said...

The sportscasters last night commented on how buff the head ref was and one made a crack about him wearing a size medium shirt. That was gold.

Anonymous said...

Trump has named his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, as one of his senior White House advisers. Sheesh. One bright spot: The 35 year old will now be subject to conflict of interest laws and that's a minefield he'll either walk away from or be blown up in.

One bright spot?

you are going to be a miserable man for the next 4-8 years if you keep acting like Rachel Maddow.

Anonymous said...

Hey Skippy, scientists are now warning of a new ice age. What happened to the global warmism that 97% of scientists were warning us about? Did Obammy have that much of an effect that he over did it and caused the world to start cooling? Wow, that man has superpowers and his talent was wasted on being president.

Anonymous said...

Thank you commenter 9:17, I appreciate your insight, consideration for the family, and respect for privacy. I applaud you. Yes, a sweet, sweet young lady who will be missed.

Triple Fake... said...

it's vicious, not viscous. C'mon, man! Not the first time you've done that

what I meant to say was:
The Alvord teen's death was the lead item in the Update yesterday. Was that not enough, or are you trying to scoop the investigation? If you're poking around for insider info ahead of any official findings, that's unethical and creepy.
Please take note of the comment from 9:17. If you're seriously concerned because you think the info will be helpful, this blog isn't the place to get the details. We all know that rumors and secondhand news here can be...viscous, for lack of a better word. Oh, there is a better word: vicious. Viscous would imply that it doesn't run freely, and we know rumors work the opposite of that

Anonymous said...

So, a peace officer that has had to undergo a rigid selection process, a background check about as comfortable as a cavity search, months of training, a probationary period where anything can get you fired, should be fired for a rude, but not entirely off-base comment?

As it is, he will lose a third of his monthly salary (anyone else want to forego 30% of their pay?). There will be a large target on his back for any infraction which will be tainted on this social media explosion.

Has anyone outside the department actually been privy to all the facts? Was there any evidence to support the original complaint? Did the woman and her daughter interfere with him as he tried to perform his duty?
He got called out to a dispute between neighbors that really should have been handled between reasonable adults, then had to deal with a crowd on one side of the dispute making things worse, all while recording him.

Anonymous said...

Note to fully trained, experienced doctors...this blog will now determine, by watching television, which players have been hit too hard and should not play any more that day. Forget that silly concussion protocol. No need to check retinas, check for alertness, ask questions, etc.

Anonymous said...

11:07 - you sir, are an idiot. Global warming was a misnomer. Go read some science - this was predicted. Good lord man...

And Obama? What did he have to do with it?

Anonymous said...

He's The DonaldTator, did not surprise anyone that he'd somehow figure a way to work some nepotism into his staff.

Anonymous said...

Hey Barry, remember a few months ago when it seemed like the Satanic Left would overwhelm western culture? What happened?

Anonymous said...

The John Tower nomination was a real Washington novella. Yea, Tower was a boozer and a womanizer, but that's not what lost him the vote. What got him torpedoed was Senator Sam Nunn settling an old grudge and calling in every favor to derail Tower. Nunn went so far over the line, he harmed his own chances for future high appointed office because Tower's friends remembered down the road. Those two guys really hated each other. Kind of like Young Kushner getting the Governor of New Jersey sidelined for locking up Daddy Kushner back in the day. Revenge is sweet when patient and you let it come to you.

DF Machiavelli

Anonymous said...

About the girl from Alvord; my kids say the school knew last year there was a problem there and they did nothing to intervene or try to help that poor child. My heart goes out to that family and this is what happens when a school turns a blind eye to their students. It would have been addressed by the former administration.

Anonymous said...

You must not have watched the police chief's speach..not only did he get 10 day unpaid suspension; but he has to attend anger management classes and go through re-training. And he has to go back to that same beat and initiate a better relationship with its people. But I read the officer has already appealed his suspension...wow...he should just quit.

Anonymous said...

Is Trump going to let his wife's mother live in the White House on the taxpayer's dime and take her all over the world on vacations on the taxpayer's dime?

Anonymous said...

AND 4:09

Also get a $175,000 per year pension for life for babysitting her grandchildren. Where's Barry & Rage on that??

Anonymous said...

I'm fine with that...Trumps forgoing his $400,000 salary and only being paid $1/year!?!

Anonymous said...

"Anyone know anything about the Alvord teen death mentioned in the Update yesterday?"

Damn. How about doing a simple Facebook search for her. You just might find she was very connected to someone within your own family. Good showing of those true colors of disconnection BSG.

Anonymous said...

Rankings? For college basketball? What for, when you can throw a blanket over about 50 teams each capable of beating any other team under the blanket at least once every three or four games? The rankings are dumb. About as useful as standing next to a carousel at the fair and thinking that every horse that goes by you is the one leading the race.