The Campaign For DA

2.03.2017

Random Friday Morning Thoughts




  • I've recorded by haven't watched the new 30 for 30 on the the XFL, but I'm really interested. I actually thought it had a chance of succeeding back in the day. 
  • The Ticket reviewed the old movie The Usual Suspects the other day. A couple of hosts have the same opinion I do: Extremely overrated. 
  • I just learned that a Justice of the Peace in Wise County also serves as a city judge of a Wise County municipality. 
  • Kentucky "And Another".
  • Pennsylvania "And Another".
  • New Hampshire is close to passing a "jury nullification" instruction in criminal cases. (Actual proposed text below.) Texas will pass a similar one about the same time as Texas legalizes marijuana. 
  • Any Trump supporter who responds to any criticism of the President with, "Oh, yeah? What about Obama?" is intellectually dishonest. If you voted for him, you own him. Either defend him on a particular issue or suck it up and say he is wrong. Even an "I don't know" is a better response. (Hey, Wordkyle, you pointed out to us once the actual name of the "Oh, yeah? What about you?" argument. What's it called?)
  • Side Note: Mrs. LL and I have a standing agreement that whenever we get in an argument neither one of us can counter the other with the "Oh, yeah? What about you?" comeback. (Example: Me: "Looks like that sink has been full of dishes for two days." Her: "Oh yeah, have you seen your bathroom sink lately? Ever think about cleaning that up for a change?") We can defend ourselves, but we just can't use that logic. It actually leads to productive arguments when you don't have that weapon.
  • Speaking of Wordkyle, news this morning is that unemployment has risen to 4.8%
  • If those Briles text message allegations are real (and I bet they are), I take back my bullet point yesterday as to why Briles dismissed his defamation lawsuit. BagOfNothing is probably flying a "Total Vindication / I Told You So" flag this morning. 
  • Fort Worth scrambled yesterday when a Fort Worth PD officer basically broadcast the Fort Worth was a sanctuary city. Here's a dirty little secret: Basically every city and town in Texas is a sanctuary city. There is no meaningful system in place to determine if someone is an "illegal alien" if they are arrested. And even when someone is detected, ICE isn't coming to pick up some random guy up. 
  • What was the first thing on Trump's mind this morning?
  • What was the second? Threatening war. He's going to get us all killed.
  • Jacksboro woman arrested after son was found dead from overdose earlier this year. 
  • A kayak theft ring! That is unacceptable!!

49 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great job on the RTG today.

Anonymous said...

I'm driving so I can't respond to everything, but I do want to know why you have dishes in your bathroom sink.

Rage

SpanishWarDonkey said...

Whataboutism is the correct term I believe.

Ernest T said...

Since the Kentucky teacher was teaching Anatomy, did she just try to claim that it was part of normal school work?

Anonymous said...

Just as in any country in the world...if you do not have proper paperwork to be in this country, you are an illegal alien. How hard is that? We have been stupid too long unfortunately. I disagree with your assessment that all towns or cities are sanctuary. Few towns are stupid enough to elect a complete idiot like Rahm Emanuel as mayor...and few states stupid enough to re-elect Jerry Brown as governor. The support for California to succeed is growing...they are nothing but a drain of resources for the country...but we need a wall there as well.

Anonymous said...

We need a clock that shows elapsed time until Aramageddon or when Trump will be removed from office. Which will come first???

Anonymous said...

I agree....we probably shouldn't use the "what about you" defense. However, it's odd to me that suddenly the left finds this unacceptable. Seems to me we heard "Look what Bush did" for the past 8 years. Most of Obama's failures were attributed to what Bush left him with.

Anonymous said...

9:04 - While personally am in support of success for California, I believe the word you were looking for is "secede".

And regarding that state being a drain on the resources of the US, I encourage you to do a little research because your assertion is simply not true.

Finally, I encourage you to go ahead and make the effort to get your GED.

Anonymous said...

What kind of people leave dirty dishes in the sink for two days?

Anonymous said...

Reagan was going to get us all killed too according to the hysterical left.

Ernest T said...

Briles better get used to saying "You want fries with that?" because he won't be getting back on any football field, college or HS, anytime soon!

Anonymous said...

By the way--someone told you months ago, and again yesterday in response to your bullet point, that the facts were not in Briles's favor.

Your apology for no shout-out is accepted.

At his point I think he's trying to save his son's career. Looks like Kendal Briles was heavily involved in the shenanigans at Baylor. Bet his loudmouth wife wishes she'd have just kept her damn mouth shut.

I also point out on an almost daily basis the "but Obama" phenomena around here: hypocrisy and dishonesty. And you will see more of it today. If only Wordkyle knew you were calling him out, not just asking a real question, it would be funny. But he's too dishonest even with himself to see it.

Looking forward to hearing how pointing out his dishonesty is borrowing his non-existent credibility.

Rage

Anonymous said...

"Tu quoque" argument, answering criticism with criticism.

Triple Fake... said...

RTG:
brings this week to a big end

Pennsylvania "And Another":
PJ Harvey got a job teaching?

Anonymous said...

Those Briles text messages should have been out in the report after the investigation. Would have cleared up a lot of the secrecy and allowed the school to move on without a fight.

Anonymous said...

After Briles texts every college football coach across the country is now thinking about getting a burner phone.... because they all have messages on their phone that say similar things.

Anonymous said...

From your description of the debate rules in your household, it sounds a bit like you're using blog rules to gain advantage over your wife. Have you thought about draining the swamp in your own household?

Anonymous said...

How about being a real liberal Democrat and treat women as equals. Like, you wash the dishes in the sink.

Anonymous said...

The Usual Suspects is one of those movies that I would say was mind blowing when I first saw it and had one really great acting performance (Spacey). 2 decades later? I would say it is a movie that hasn't aged well. The caper story is still kind of cool, but the acting performances are a little on the cheesy side, especially the overacting from whichever Baldwin brother is in the movie.

Anonymous said...

9:15 for the win! Condemns the whataboutism defense, then uses the whataboutism defense.

Anonymous said...

Wow 9:15... do you even realize what you wrote? That was some inception level stuff right there.

Sam Brows said...

10:04 I agree, good flick when it came out, but really hasn't aged well.

Anonymous said...

The "what about Obama" narrative is not dishonest whatsoever. The left is now outraged over things Trump did or is doing that caused no concern when Obama was in office. I think it is even more disturbing that the media completely overlooked many things Obama did out of deference to his highness. Now the outrage.

Anonymous said...

It is high time you quit defending Baylor. That bullsh has been splattered all over the side of the barn for a while and you keep talking about how nice the fresh paint underneath it is.

Anonymous said...

Are you saying that a comment is unacceptable that points out Hilary saying almost the same things as Trump about illegal immigration?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ht_pAO4TXH0

Anonymous said...

The people who "own" Trump the most are a total of about 150,000 passionate Democrats in three flipped states that decided they didn't have enough time to vote, but now have endless hours to protest, facebook, tweet and otherwise stare blankly at the news and rail on the horror of it all.

Anonymous said...

Briles was feeding steroids to his players at Stephenville, I had first hand knowledge of that. The guy has always been dirty and does not need another coaching job at any level. I'm suprised it took this long for his demons to catch up to him considering the UIL investigated him way back when.

Anonymous said...

Re: BG's bullet point: "Any Trump supporter who responds to any criticism of the President with,..." and your standing agreement with the Mrs.:
I agree, when that argument is used as a defense. However, when what is meant by that is that the criticism of which you speak is intellectually dishonest if you are OK with it when your guy does it, then it is a valid response. Examples: If you were OK with Obama blaming problems on W, then your criticism of Trump blaming Obama is hypocrisy. If you were OK with Pelosi/Reid using the "nuclear option", then you don't have a leg to stand on in criticizing the current congress if they do it. If you were OK with the Reid senate for blocking a vote on W's SCOTUS nominee with 2 years left in his last term, then you are being intellectually dishonest if you object to the senate blocking a vote on Obama's nominee when he had less than a year remaining in his last term. In these cases, the point is that you don't have a problem with that action, you just have a problem with the other team doing it. Applying your argument, if you were OK with the D's doing it during the previous administration, then you own it, and there is a lot to own in that regard. Criticize the current Pres and the R's on particular issues and suck it up and ditch the hypocrisy.

RatherBeSailing said...

Hey 9:30! Remember when two or more single people of the same sex with no romantic involvement with each other lived together for economic reasons? The only reason my roommate would wash the dishes is if they were falling out of the sink onto the floor. We also grew some new life forms in there.

Anonymous said...

God bless Donald Trump.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if Madonna and others so passionate to let anyone and everyone come to America have opened the doors or gates to their neighborhoods and fortresses? Maybe a big welcome, come have cookies sign? Yeah, they probably have.

Anonymous said...

So New Hampshire is getting ready to tell juries, who are supposed to consider the evidence given only, and determine if the elements of a crime have been committed beyond a reasonable doubt, to go ahead and give a guilty person a pass if they think it serves justice?
Throw out the whole concept of how a trial by jury is supposed to work?

Will they also allow a jury to find someone that obviously should be locked up, but is very good at suppressing evidence and testimony to be found guilty if the state does not fully prove its case?

I thought serving justice was supposed to come from the bench during sentencing; deciding that probation might be okay for someone that assaulted a pedophile, community service okay for someone that destroyed a drug dealer's car, etc.

Anonymous said...

It's about time we got a backside view of an RTG. I'm a butt man.

Anonymous said...

Hoping someone with excessive time on their hands (Wordy) would dig up some LLDQ nuggets proving BG's shocking hypocrisy today regarding Trump defense/Obama defense.

Anonymous said...

The difference between Dems blaming Bush and 'Pubs blaming Obama are quite stark. For example, blaming Bush for allowing the economy to completely fall apart might be appropriate, while blaming Obama for a stellar economic recovery might also be warranted. Blaming Bush for entangling the US in multiple war zones is relevant, while blaming Obama for attempting to untangle that mess is laughable. Blaming the Bush administration for allowing the US to be attacked by terrorists is probably unfair, but yet you'll hear that Obama created ISIS? So yeah, we can play the "what about your guy" game all day long. Who wants to go first?

Gary

Anonymous said...

Kinda sounds like you...you want to go first!

Anonymous said...

Maybe a few things to remember before Trump hacks off the Mexicans again (or their new future Russian friends):

Border to Fort Hood – 5 hrs
Border to San Diego Naval Base – 31 minutes
Border to Area 51 Secret Base – 7 hrs
Border to stored planes at Davis-Monthan AFB – 1 hr 30 minutes
Border to Fort Huachuca Intelligence Base – 1 hour 35 minutes
Border to Fort Worth Currency Plant (one of only two) – 6 hours 30 minutes

Just a hop over the border by a well armed force when we didn't expect it and it would be off to the races.

DF The Seven Horsemen

Anonymous said...

I thought it was us liberals who were supposed to be the snowflakes.

Why are conservatives so afraid of EVERYTHING?

Scared of muslims, gays, women, science. Grow a pair for crying out loud.

wordkyle said...

Sorry so late to the game, I had important author stuff to do.

Maybe the "Yeah, but what about..." technique is not so much about defending something, but illustrates the intellectual dishonesty of criticizing something you lived with previously? (Or vice versa.) An example would be Obama's criticism of the federal debt under Bush, but then tripling that debt.
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"Unemployment rate" The participation rate also ticked up, didn't it?

Anonymous said...

Because Muslims blow us up, gays blow up on us, women forgot how to make sandwiches and science is for them nerdy fellers!

Anonymous said...

"Unemployment rate" = Starting to get rid of the fat in government. ALRIGHT, ALREADY!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

3:45

Hate to tell you, but Gov. jobs are not included in the calculations for the unemployment rate.

Anonymous said...

Important work adding up zero books sold.

Anonymous said...

Fellow BU grad here who previously had a wait-and-see opinion on Briles. With the release of the alleged text messages, I think I've seen enough. They seem legit, considering the source. Unfortunately, if BU doesn't go ahead and put it all on the table (because this is apparently just a small portion of what could exist), this stuff could continue to trickle out and do damage for a long time to come.

Anonymous said...

Already blaming Trump for unemployment after 2 weeks?

Anonymous said...

In California, "free speech" means "you are free to say anything you want as long as your opinions aren't conservative because if they are we will riot and burn other people's property to the ground being careful not to have conviction enough to set our own stuff on fire".

Anonymous said...

Barry is late to Lebkowsky just like he's late to everything decent in the parlance of our time.

Anonymous said...

The Usual Suspects SUCKED!!! I'm a huge fan of the cinema. Everyone steered me toward the movie and raved about it. Terrible....

Anonymous said...

4:05-----

Yea, I'm pretty sure you just pulled that out of your ass. Of course a government worker who is released and draws unemployment will figure in the calculation. Might want to research how many low level Democrat aides now out of work are filing.