The Campaign For DA

1.25.2017

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts

  • Funny:
  • George Dunham of The Ticket said this morning, with a voice sounding like mine did yesterday, that he was on his "third go round" with sinuses this Winter.  As many sick people as I've seen, I think we are experiencing Mountain Cedar's Revenge. 
  • This is a flashback to the great Wise County Courthouse Crab Scandal of 2007: 
  • Why does every "visiting judge" who comes to Wise County seem to be so pissed off?
  • When I was a kid and confused by the Watergate scandal my dad said to me, "If Nixon went on the air tonight and said 'The Russians are coming', no one would believe him." And you guys wonder why I am all over Trump's lies. (And I'm pretty sure he said that to me at the catfish restaurant at Wise County Park on Lake Bridgeport back in the day --- a great restaurant. El Chico Lodge was the name?)
  • Speaking of Wise County Park, when I was DA, for some unknown reason I went by the entrance to it with then Sheriff Phil Ryan. There was a sign that read, "No Alcohol By Order Of The Wise County Sheriff." I looked at him and asked, "Can you do that?" He laughed out loud and said, "I don't know. You tell me."
  • What a crazy "And Another out of Dallas." The kid extorted $28,000 out of her before she was busted. 
  • I've had the weirdest wake up tone for years: Fergie singing, "I hope you know, I hope you know, that this has nothing to do with you." I keep waiting for Mrs. LL to ask me, "Uh, you trying to tell me something?" But the Family Pups sure do like it. 
  • Good lord: 
  • And I take great comfort in the fact that the President's spelling is worse than mine.
  • (And no wall will be built.)

52 comments:

Anonymous said...

We had a lying idiot as president for eight years and you are "all over" Trump's lies? You have ruined any credibility that you might have garnished these years. Obama has been the chief of lies and you game him a pass because why? You must be much like him.

wordkyle said...

"And you guys wonder why I am all over Trump's lies." I still contend that it's not Trump's lies that bother you, but his lack of lying ability. You've shown no such outrage when Obama said such things as "You can keep your doctor" or when he laughed about the shovel-ready jobs he touted were "not as shovel-ready as we thought." (Think about that -- he laughed at getting caught in his lie.) Or the lie that his administration had no scandals.

The Left respects and honors a slick liar. ("I did not have sex with that woman.") Trump's lies are clunky and obvious, simply not up to Democrat standards for lying.

Anonymous said...

Today's "And Another" should not trust illegal aliens and/or their teenage children. And that school is all over YouTube showing students fighting.

Anonymous said...

It's that dang hardbacked judge's chair. That's what hacks them off. Looks comfy but it's not.

DF Judge Fostel

Anonymous said...

Kid needs to go to juvie jail for the blackmail. Little slime.

DF Hot Teacher with Better Sense

Anonymous said...

If you had to leave your comfy surroundings to come to Decatur you'd be pissed, too. The smell of the sewer plant when you first arrive is a nice touch.

DF Roy Bean

Anonymous said...

The wall will be built; taking bids as I write this

David Hooper said...

It's about time for another book review/reccomendation. Whay say ye?

Anonymous said...

Imagine having to defendi a newly-sitting President by not just admitting that he tells lies, but that he does so poorly (e.g. "clunky and obvious").

Anonymous said...

That report from ABC should be banned from future White House meetings. If you can't follow the rules, you can't come in!!

Captain Eddie said...

COMPLETELY agree with 8:38 and 8:54. BAM!!!!

Anonymous said...

RE: Restaurant

To my knowledge, the restaurant was referred to as "Wise County Park".

The Hastings family from Chico owned it. They also had a store with camping and fishing supplies, cabins you could rent and camping sites you could rent.

I don't remember the restaurant having a specific name.

Anonymous said...

While Trump plays the media and Liberallylean.com by leading them down a road of chasing their tail or his tales..... the media and liberallylean.com are focusing on tales instead of reality. "Behind the scenes" he's getting things done like no other to redirect this country back on the tracks....signing deals and initiating processes.

4 easy examples:

1. Initiating repeal of Obamacare - socialistic medicine
2. Restoring work on the Dakota Pipeline - Obamama cowered to "feelings not fact"
3. Cancelling the trade deal that was unfair to the USA
4. Buiding a wall - call it what you want - fence or wall - it's happening


The man is a make it happen machine

wordkyle said...

956 - Was that a defense of Trump? I didn't intend it as such. I tried to call attention to the mental illness that has seized those on the Left since their "guaranteed to win" candidate lost. The wholesale loss of their senses by millions of Americans is much more worrisome than a politician who lies poorly.

Anonymous said...

Dear LL blog owner,

Your idiocy has dropped to new lows with your own version of fake news and lies.

I got your equal rights here, buttercup.

Anonymous said...

There is always the 25th Amendment. Even more Republicans will, at some point, recognize that Trump is unstable and unfit to serve as President. At that point, Pence can take over.

"Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President."

Anonymous said...

Have the Mexicans deposited the money into the building account for the construction of the wall? When is that happening, we were promised right? My guess is the money will be deposited the same day that Trump discloses his tax returns. He of course was not lying when he promised to do both of those.

RatherBeSailing said...

I think the restaurant at Wise County Park was Chico Lodge. Great chicken fried steaks cooked in a skillet. If more than three people ordered them at a time you had to wait for the next batch. : )>

Anonymous said...

You truly are the poster boy for hypocrisy to have been completely silent about the abundant volume of lies that came forth from Obama, Biden and their white house spokesman for the last 8 years and now you are having a heifer with everything and anything Trump says or tweets. This is so laughable observe. I LOL everyday. It's awesome...keep it up.

Anonymous said...

So there is a formal complaint filed with the AG's office against Sharen Wilson? How does that work? Will a grand jury be tasked with indicting her? Will she have to step down? I have many friends who have recently left that office. Can't wait to hear their take on this.

Anonymous said...

The restaurant was El Chico Lodge. The entire area, including boat ramps and camp sites, was Wise County park.

Anonymous said...

"If you had to leave your comfy surroundings to come to Decatur you'd be pissed, too. "

Funny thing about that--they don't HAVE to do anything. They can turn down assignments, and don't have to be a visiting judge at all. They can get off their ass and make a living that doesn't involve living off the government teat, and then being an entitled prick about it.


"Imagine having to defend a newly-sitting President by not just admitting that he tells lies, but that he does so poorly (e.g. "clunky and obvious")."

Today's winner.


"1.Initiating repeal of Obamacare - socialistic medicine
2. Restoring work on the Dakota Pipeline - Obamama cowered to "feelings not fact"
3. Cancelling the trade deal that was unfair to the USA
4. Buiding a wall - call it what you want - fence or wall - it's happening"

1. Repael on day one? Hasn't happened. Replaced? With what, exactly? There is no non-"socialized" medicine replacement for it. Hell, even Obamacare isn't socialized medicine. You bare your ass with this first comment.
2. Yes, he's doing this. SO much for local control.
3. The same trade deal that virtually every major corporation wants? Great job, making it harder to export our expensive manufactured goods and import cheap crap that we don't want to make here anyway.
4. But who's paying for it? That's the lie.

Anonymous said...


Go to MSN and click on the border wall story. Picture shows a wall already in place. Why are you so down on this guy. Somebody built one before Trump did....

Anonymous said...

The longer Trump manages to stay in office the sillier these idiots will look trying to defend his administration. And by idiots I mean those of you on here willing to say anything to justify his statements. Always love those who point out what Obama said/did. He is gone. Get over it. Answer for your man now.

Anonymous said...

Or are you thinking of the Twin Hills restaurant on Lake Bridgeport, where the catfish WAS excellent? Best catfish ever, including "those places" people always talk about in Oklahoma.

Anonymous said...

And the Twin Hills restaurant was in the town of Lake Bridgeport.

Anonymous said...

People with even half a brain never expected Mexico to write a check for the wall nor did Trump say they would "write a check." There is more than one way to pay for something. Mexican citizens receive more money from relatives in the US than PEMEX has in revenues each year. If the border can be controlled and you can keep more money in the US economy, will that not eventually pay for the wall? I am of the opinion many of the Mexican immigrants have earned the right for a path to citizenship regardless of how they got here. The immigrants creating the problem are the ones working the system through welfare all the while sending money "home." How far will the money spent on health care and education for illegal aliens go toward the wall? Before anyone says the term illegal aliens is racist, that is an IRS term still in use so I think it is descriptive of those people here illegally. While the check will never be written, it is a large pot to draw from. With secure borders it becomes Mexico's problem hence, they are paying for the wall. I don't particularly care if a check is written but make no mistake, there is more than enough cost savings in other areas to cover the expenditure over time.

Anonymous said...

The El Chico Lodge was owned by Mr. & Mrs. McLeod. I used to date one of the waitresses, that is, UNTIL my wife found out.....But that's another story. Carry on.

Al Catraz said...

It was El Chico Lodge at Wise County Park. I always like the fried whole catfish. It was probably a 2 - 2.5 lb fish that the cook would score both sides of the fish into approximately 1/2 to 3/4 inch squares. Man that was some mighty fine eating right there.

Anonymous said...

"Why does every "visiting judge" who comes to Wise County seem to be so pissed off?"

Look in the mirror

Anonymous said...

Barry, thanks for the shout-out. We will be here long after the nuclear bombs have gone off. A word to the wise, look before you sit.

DF The Wise County Courthouse Crabs

Anonymous said...

Who cares who's paying for the wall; with freezing all government hiring, there will be more than enough to pay for the wall

Oh, by the way BG; the President signed an executive order to build the wall.

Happy Days are here again

Anonymous said...

As a Wise County resident I have been visiting this blog since it started many years ago. I used to really enjoy reading this blog and associated comments. Funny, satirical, just a lot of fun.

Now, both the blog and with few exceptions the comments are nothing but name calling and are full of hate. I'm done.

Anonymous said...

Hey Barry Boy what's the headlines on every news network in the world right now about some wall getting built?!? I'm so confused cause you told us no way that was happening and all

Anonymous said...

"If the border can be controlled and you can keep more money in the US economy, will that not eventually pay for the wall?"

No. The vast majority of "illegal" immigrants come through legal checkpoints. They come through legally, then overstay their visas, and then become "illegal". Which is not illegal at all, in fact, unless after deportation they re-enter, which is classified as "illegal re-entry", and that is when it becomes "illegal".

In any event, if you want to clean up illegal immigration, you need to clean up agriculture, housing, and landscape employers who pay them and do not pay employment taxes or withhold from their earnings. That is illegal, 100% of the time, and they are the ones who should be prosecuted. Kill the demand, you'll kill the supply.



"I am of the opinion many of the Mexican immigrants have earned the right for a path to citizenship regardless of how they got here."


You know, this is where the discussion should be. I am not for blanket amnesty, despite how liberal around here think I am. I think anyone who came while a child should get amnesty, but their parents may or may not. We need to focus on the younger immigrants who have no way to become legal here, and no history of living in Mexico.

Either way, this is what we should be talking about and trying to fix. Not building a wall/fence/electronic wall, etc...


"The immigrants creating the problem are the ones working the system through welfare all the while sending money "home." "

Do you think the government should be able to tell you what you can and cannot do with your money? Where do you think corporations keep their money to avoid taxes? Hint: Not in the US.

On top of that, the problem is not what an immigrant does with the money once he has it in his hands. The problem is that it is not withheld by employers and forced back into the system. And keep in mind that they still rent property, buy goods, eat food, and help employ others because of the goods and services they use. If we kick them out, our economy will immediately shrink.


Rage

Anonymous said...

Thank you Wordy I'm so glad you explained that we should be thankful and glad to have a liar who isn't any good at it as opposed to one that is. I feel so much better knowing how easy it is to tell Trump is lying ( pretty much anytime he speaks)

Anonymous said...

No stock market comments from BG or Rage?

Anonymous said...

To the first 1:47 commenter: I hear you, bud. We weren't the only ones either. Maybe we should form a club & have t-shirts made up. Might fine lady.

DF The fifteenth ex-boyfriend (I think)

Anonymous said...

El Chico Lodge had the best fried whole catfish. The BEST pink salad dressing for the salads. Man I wish I still had that.

Anonymous said...

No comparison El Chico Lodge catfish and Twin Hills. El Chico blew them away on the fish.

Anonymous said...

"Either way, this is what we should be talking about and trying to fix. Not building a wall/fence/electronic wall, etc..."

Rage, if your boat has a hole in it, what is the first thing you do? Bail water or plug the hole?

"Do you think the government should be able to tell you what you can and cannot do with your money?"

Yes, if you are here illegally.

Anonymous said...

You haven't been paying attention, 5:42. If the majority of immigrants are coming through legal checkpoints, a will will not plug the holes. In fact, those ARE the holes.

Rage

wordkyle said...

406 - A drastic misinterpretation of what I said, either because you're too stupid to understand or because you're willing to appear stupid so you can try to appear clever.

I actually tried to raise a warning flag over an entire class of people who have suddenly become mentally ill. Not something to be glad or thankful about.

Anonymous said...



"The kid extorted $28,000 out of her"

Really dude? That's what passes for grammar in your world? I mean, unless he pulled it out of her A$$? The depths of your illiteracy are, well, bottomless.

The kid extorted $28,000 {from?} her?

Anonymous said...

It was El Chico Inn...

Anonymous said...

A "will will"?. Sp sp spit it out retard!!!

Anonymous said...

RHOME FORWARD.....NOT THIS YEAR...NOT THIS NEW COUNCIL
it's almost time for election season and Rhome is in trouble. let's review...first there was the rollback by Sam Eason (now on council) who said if the council wasn't wasting money they could live off the budget with 80,000 less..who now want's to borrow money and pay interest because he doesn't think he can live off the budget he created!! hummm...
now let's talk about the missing retirement money that the mayor has been writing checks to pay back without telling the public...to a tune of 126,000. total....where did the money go? why did it go and why haven't the public been informed? that is a total of 206,000 that could have been spent on the sewer plant, city hall remodel, roads, and other things.

why all the secrets???? Rhome Forward ran on the idea of everything being open and honest....it is anything but.

it was planned in last years election campaign on how to take over the voting in Rhome so that only the people they wanted in would get elected...did you know they are changing the way we vote? is it legal? is it open and honest when it was planned on how to do it in secrete meetings of Rhome Forward who kept saying they were only concerned citizens and not a PAC for almost a year, then finally admitted they are a PAC and had been almost that entire year.

lets go to if it is legal for a council member to hold political meetings with other council members and mayor to talk about how to run the city .... can you say violation of open meetings...besides just being underhanded and sneaky.

people better wake up and find out what is really going on and what is being done by who before they start backing candidates and voting this year or Rhome will be in such a mess that it will take 20 years to recover from.....smdh...

Anonymous said...

Well hey 11 am, you can keep on voting in the people who live off the government check and see how that works out for ya. Maybe this time the next project won't be 3 times the original cost like the park shelter

Anonymous said...

I blame Ronnie Moore. Council is paying out too much money.

Anonymous said...

Old town extremists gave rise to Rhome Forward Ellis extremists. It's Obama/Trump all over again.

Anonymous said...

Rhome will be in a mess because of Former Officer Thomas Pennington suing their ass. They've already paid off former officer Gillock

Anonymous said...

*Citation needed 11:00 am