The Campaign For DA

1.18.2017

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts



  • I've never met Bridgeport's AD Danny Henson who is stepping down. Heck, I may not even like him if I met him. But I do remember going to my first high school game in years in 1996 where I saw Bridgeport's spread/hurry up offense being played for the first time and could not believe what I was seeing. (It was a playoff game in Graham. Maybe the opponent was Breckenridge?) 
  • What a horrible 24 hours. (1) The death of the Little Elm officer is heartbreaking -- leaving behind four children.  The whole thing is senseless. (2) WBAP's Hal Jay's son (and former TCU football player) was killed in a one car crash in Erath County. I cannot imagine losing a child at any age. 
  • After eight years of people making fun of the President playing too much golf, one of Trump's goofy sons tweets this
  • Fox 4's Lauren Przybyl has had a tough few months
  • Abortions in the U.S. have dropped to the lowest level since 1974. No one, and I mean no one, is unhappy with that.
  • "Two hunters who were shot in a remote ranch along the Mexican-border in Presidio County claimed illegal immigrants ambushed them Friday" were actually shot by friendly fire
  • Betsy Devos, Trump's nominee for Education Secretary, was crushed yesterday in her confirmation hearing unlike any other nominee. She admitted she has never attended public schools. 
  • He's a beat writer of the Texas Rangers, and I feel his pain:
  • Trump granted an interview to Fox and Friends which aired this morning. He also agreed to be interviewed by Fox News' Bill O'Reilly which will air before the Super Bowl. Anyone see a pattern here?
  • Prosecutors at the Wise County courthouse will turnover videos of any traffic stop that leads to a prosecution. (They did so voluntarily long before Texas law forced them to.) But these days almost all departments have contracted with some video company for dash cam and body cams which means I have to watch it from some proprietary program on a DVD.  Any reason I should be nervous when this pops up when I try to watch a Decatur PD video?:  
  • UT hired a former Baylor employee, Casey Horney/Horny, who was a defender of Art Briles. I've never seen so much confusion on the spelling of his last name. From The Dallas Morning News' Chuck Carlton seemingly made fun of UT's press release which referred to him as "Horny" (but Carlton misspells Horney's name in the title as "Horne") and then Carlton's article about the controversy refers to him both as "Horney" and "Horny" in the same piece. It really is bizarre. 
  • I saw a little bit of The Wall game show last night. Dumbest and fakest game ever. 
  • This is juicy. Last week, Wikileaks editor Julian Assange said he would agree to extradition to the U.S. if the President would grant clemency to WikiLeaks source Chelsea Manning who is serving a 35 years sentence in Leavenworth. President Obama called his bluff yesterday
  • The Rangers are giving Josh Hamilton at least a chance to make the team. Let this sink in: The Angels will pay him $26 million this year. 

48 comments:

Anonymous said...

Henson was good for Bridgeport high school football and that was it mainly just the offense! Any other sports success won inspite of him.

Anonymous said...

RTGs: Great, now I'll never get that smell out of the fish!

- DF The Creator

wordkyle said...

"Abortions in the U.S. have dropped to the lowest level since 1974. No one, and I mean no one, is unhappy with that." - C'mon, be real, BG. Planned Parenthood's profits are dropping because of that fact. They can't say it publicly, but you know their executives are complaining about missing sales goals and reduced bonuses.

Anonymous said...

GREEN MAKE SOME CALLS AND SEE IF THERE IS ANY SUBSTANCE TO STORY ALREADY BEING PEGGED FOR THE BISD OPEN POSITION.

MANNING IS A DAMN TRAITOR BUT THEN AGAIN SO IS OBAMA SO I WOULD EXPECT HIM TO COMMUTE MANNINGS SENTENCE ALONG WITH RELEASING MORE TERRORISTS FROM GUATANAMO.

Anonymous said...

Do you think the number of abortions might be dropping because of insurance companies having to cover birth control? Well, only the logical would.

Anonymous said...

Amen about "The Bachelor" and "The Wall". Stuff on TV that makes you wanna barf!

Anonymous said...

Abortion....I figured the drop was the way the government counts abortions. Can't trust anything you read...kinda like the unemployment figures

Triple Fake... said...

Is the major complaint about DeVos that she didn't attend public school? Or that she's trying to upend the status quo of the system? You don't have to attend or work at a public school to know how it works, or doesn't work.
"She admitted she has never attended public schools." Was that a secret until yesterday?
A quick search of her wiki page revealed this:
"DeVos was one of the architects of the Detroit charter school system and she is a member of the board of the Foundation for Excellence in Education. She has served as chairwoman of the board of Alliance for School Choice and heads the All Children Matter PAC."


Does yesterday's broad-brush characterization of the Yeti decal driver apply to pickups only? Because I saw a GMC Acadia SUV on the square with one that probably doesn't fit the profile.


Anonymous said...

Read this yesterday....paraphrasing

Obama received a Nobel prize for doing nothing and Biden received a medal for accomplishing nothing.

Pretty much sums up the last 8 years

Anonymous said...

Lena Dunham is unhappy.

Anonymous said...

I have been trolling Sid and his supporters over this false claim since Sunday. He couldn't care less what the facts are as long as the story confirms his prejudices.

I went to the BU/UT basketball game last night. I am not a fan of either team but my son played high school
Ball with Jarett Allen and we went to see him. A couple of observations. Baylor has Twice as many coaches on the bench as Texas. The Baylor fans were awful. You have every right to complain about bad calls but all calls aren't bad. The Baylor Head Coach turned into a cheerleader at one point but Shaka coached all through the game.

Anonymous said...

Obammy never went to public schools either.

Anonymous said...

And Planned Parenthood has the audacity to ask for triple the funding from the government.

Anonymous said...

They better find em a bilingual new AD over there in taco town. Hell just get rid of the football program and focus on soccer.

bencat said...

Does RTG now mean Random Tramp Girl?

Anonymous said...

No, Kyle, we don't actually know that. But please provide some proof that PP is unhappy about that. Or was that just conjecture on your part?

Anonymous said...

Where do you find all these sluts..I really like the one in the middle 😋

Why Guy said...

What the heck is that BROWN stuff in which they are standing?

whisky O said...

Devos seems to be about giving parents more options and more say in their kids education. Liberal heads will explode. Teacher unions will file suit. I'll make some popcorn. Good times!

Anonymous said...

Source for 859?

whisky O said...

Trump protestor set himself on fire in DC before putting himself out. Liberals can't do anything right.

Anonymous said...

Collin county residents have to fork out over $600K for legal fees for Atty General Paxton defense. So far...they're just getting started.

The whole thing is disgusting.Lawyers getting $300 an hour?? That is simply robbing the taxpayers. Paxton should be ashamed of himself. Just put Paxton in jail.

You legal people probably think this is funny.

Anonymous said...

Come on wordy typical right wing BS half truths and lies . Planned parenthood would exist even if there were zero abortions. Plan parenthood is a NONPROFIT so pretty sure no one worried about "sales being down( is that what you call abortions?) and don't think they give out bonuses. If they did only the top executives would get them anyway like your big Corp buddies they wouldn't want to share with the workers that actually make a business go.

HarveyLee said...

I have a Yeti sticker on my car. It is in honor of the real Yeti I met in the Himalayas.

wordkyle said...

1013 - Oh, it's conjecture. What might be called an "educated guess." You know, based on how executives might feel when business is down and profits are lower. If abortions are fewer, Planned Parenthood' main source of revenue (after government subsidies) is affected.

Anonymous said...

I am heartbroken to hear of the death of Hal Jay's son. I listen to him every morning for years and remember when each of his boys were born. Nothing worse than losing a child at any age. RIP Josh.

Anonymous said...

That yeti is a liar. The real one works as a stripper in Mitchell South Dakota.

John said...

I love the sunburned boobs on the one on the left! Greatness!

Anonymous said...

The Yeti cooler comment yesterday had nothing to do with having a Yeti cooler sticker and everything to do with classism. It was directed at anyone, whether you own their cooler or not, who might be friends with someone who does. Hence, my "friends" are from a higher class than you and your friends! It was a terribly petty and immature comment and goes to show that coming from a higher social class doesn't mean that you actually have class. You should have just said, "I don't care that Trump won because I'm still better than all of you"!

Anonymous said...

11:17

1013 - Oh, it's bullshit. What might be called "educated bullshit" on my part.

There, fixed it for you.

Anonymous said...

Regarding the RTG trio today:
The one on left wins the bikini bottom contest(wow).
The one on right wins the bikini top contest (double wow).
The one in the center wins the overall Up-For-Anything skankiness look.

All winners in their own right!

Df Bikini International Commission

Anonymous said...

10:49, those fees are for the special prosecutors. Not his defense.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Barry, your only comment about Obama commuting the sentence of Bradley Manning is that Obama called Julian Assange's bluff? Unbelievable. This guy is a traitor. And deserved to be shot, but in our sophisticated society, he received 35 years. And Obama for some narcissistic reason, commutes his sentence! Obama does not love this country. He loves what he thinks this country should be. A view and belief that was ingrained in him at the earliest point in his life by his liberal, anthropologist, atheist mother and communist Frank Marshall Davis. Anyone who stands behind this decision is a traitor to this country just like this President.

Anonymous said...

And our host should be reminded that many wealthy, educated folks have Yeti coolers because:

1. They can afford them.
2. They are sportsmen who often have to preserve fish and game for several days in isolated areas.

wordkyle said...

119 - What did you fix? What part of my response is "bullshit" to you? Abortions are down, PP profits are down, PP executives are sad. QED

Or do you dispute the fact that Planned Parenthood is an abortion mill whose primary revenue (other than government subsidies) is derived from performing abortions? Please explain your point of view, as I'm sure others are eager to see your reasoning.

Anonymous said...


"Abortions are down, PP profits are down, PP executives are sad."

That part of the response is "bullshit." You didn't provide a source, couldn't provide a source, and admitted that it is "conjecture" and a "guess."



Anonymous said...

1:47

Just using your own words, dude. You used the word "conjecture" (inference formed without proof or sufficient evidence) to describe your own statement, I just ramped it up to "bullshit", since that fits better than "conjecture" based on the source alone and is easier on the Wise county residents intellectual palate.

Also, non-profits do not have profits, they have surpluses, which is treated differently by law and in accounting.

Plus, if PP reeeeeally wanted to make money, why would they promote and support birth control, for free, when they would make more money(your concept, not mine) if more women found themselves with an unwanted/unplanned pregnancy?

Anonymous said...

Well, at least Wordy now admits that abortions aren't PP's main business, since gov't funds can't pay for them, and gov't funds are their primary source of income.

OOPS I bet he hates having to crawfish on his talking points.

Anonymous said...

wisecounty.com is dead

Anonymous said...

I've never owned a Yeti coooler...will purchase one this week.

Guinjames said...

3:19. Go with a Pelican better in my opinion and cheaper or a Frio which is made in Texas

Anonymous said...

I'm purchasing in protest to the comment yesterday, so it has to be Yeti. But I appreciate the info since I haven't kept up with cooler tech.

Anonymous said...

Don't need a Yeti. just salt my food and place in cool hole I have dug in the ground. Works fine, except for Crow Indians and bears.

DF Jeremiah Johnson

wordkyle said...

Oh ho! Now I see what I'm dealing with. How nice, it gives me a chance to reiterate my points. Thanks for the opportunity, guys!

First of all, I showed, in this forum less than a month ago, using information from Planned Parenthood itself, that of 100 pregnant women who enter Planned Parenthood, 94 of them will have abortions.

Again using information from Planned Parenthood, we see that in 2015 they performed 323,999 abortions. They also reported $309.2 million in "non-government health services revenue."

PP says that the cost of an abortion is "up to $1,500 in the first trimester." As an example of actual costs, PP of Western Pennsylvania shows a range of fees from $415 to $1,110.

If we just use a rough average of $750 per abortion as an estimate, then those 323,999 abortions provided revenue of $2.43 million for Planned Parenthood, or about 75% of their "health services" revenue. Even if we drop that average down to a conservative $500 per abortion, it's still 52% of Planned Parenthood's revenue.

Those numbers give credence to ex-employees of Planned Parenthood who reported pressure to perform more abortions, quotas, and threats if their clinic didn't do enough abortions.

So, with all that, it's an "educated guess" (not bullshit) that PP executives would be unhappy about the decreasing number of abortions.

wordkyle said...

*$243 million

Anonymous said...

ENOUGH WITH THIS YETI BULLSHIT. AINT NOBODY GOING TO PUT RAW FISH OR GAME IN A 500 DOLLAR COOLER YOU IGNORANT SUMBITCH. THOSE FELLERS BUYING YETIS DO IT JUST FOR THE STICKER TO PUT ON THEIR WINDSHIELD AND TO PARADE THEIR IGNORANCE AROUND TO BACKYARD COOKOUTS. HOW BIG OF A MORON DO YOU TRULY HAVE TO BE TO PUT THE NAME OF A COOLER ON YOUR WINDSHIELD? ALL YOU DUMB SHITS NEED TO WAKE UP AND GET A CLUE.

Anonymous said...

Those numbers give credence to ex-employees of Planned Parenthood who reported pressure to perform more abortions, quotas, and threats if their clinic didn't do enough abortions.

No it doesn't. Nothing in your napkin math indicated any kind of quota system, threats or executive pressure.

wordkyle said...

Not to you, maybe. But to normal people who grasp the concept of the profit motive.