The Campaign For DA

2.17.2017

Random Friday Morning Thoughts




  • Trump's press conference yesterday was insane. No person with a brain who watched all one hour and fifteen minutes of it would disagree. He actually said that if he blew up a Russian ship "everyone" would love him. 
  • Even Fox News thought he was crazy:
  • So who does the President use this morning to tell us all it wasn't crazy: 
  • Since we are headed to Idiocracy, we might all want to go back and watch War Games which was nothing more than a fun little movie in the 1980s. Now think about the General in charge of Norad when he thinks a Russian nuclear attack is underway and says, "Get me the President on the horn." 
  • By the way, that guy is the most underrated greatest character actor of our time. From Urban Cowboy to No Country for Old Men
  • Wise County just approved $46,000 for a company to study its "Internet infrastructure." I've been preaching it for years: Be a private company and contract with government if you want to get rich. (And "infrastructure"? What does that even mean? Call ATT for a deal because you're the government and have clout, and then buy decent routers for WIFI and connect every desktop by WIFI via USB. Problem solved.) 
  • Mark Cuban got sassy when someone challenged him on his political views:
  • Trump's attack on all the media will be his downfall. When I was a young DA, I started to pick a fight with the Messenger about coverage that I thought was unflattering. My dad took me aside and told me, "You don't pick a fight with people who buy paper by the ton and ink by the barrel." 
  • If you watch any news channel you will see an ad to confirm the nominated Supreme Court justice paid for by a SuperPAC. That's just weird. 
  • Vince Young is trying to get back in the NFL? Not a chance. (I still believe he was the greatest college player ever.) 
  • Solar panels on houses? Is the financial benefit worth it to start with and what about the aesthetic value? 
  • This will only appeal to legal nerds: Watch an unprepared prosecutor get crushed in oral arguments in Georgia. 
  • "Imagine this: If the NFL tries to come down on the state of Texas, I might just pass a bill in the state of Texas mandating that all NFL players have to stand and put their hand on their heart when the National Anthem is played." -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on the NFL expressing concern about the Bathroom Bill.  What should scare all of you is that he is a former Texas Supreme Court justice and knows what he said is 100% unconstitutional but he said it anyway to pander to masses.

64 comments:

wordkyle said...

"Those whom the gods wish to destroy they first make mad." - And I'm not talking about Trump. He's a narcissistic New York billionaire who's an amateur politician without political capital resisting an entrenched political establishment who will do anything to stop him. Their applecart must not be upset.

No, I'm talking about the utter madness the Left (which includes the media) have displayed since Trump won. Rioting, physical assaults, intimidation on unprecedented levels, demonization of those who even hint at thinking differently, massive overstatement when not out right lies. (Thus the irony when they try to point at Trump's.) Heretofore normal (although deluded) individuals became slobbering lunatics almost overnight. It's been coming for years -- e.g., calls for Voter ID labeled "voter intimidation" while armed Black Panthers in military garb outside polls are ignored.

I only hope that as the Leftists destroy themselves they don't destroy the rest of us with them.

Anonymous said...

Same great actor was in the TV series "Northern Exposure" doing his fantastic, macho "bit", also. Loved his character!

Anonymous said...

Another one of General Beringer's lines from War Games is pretty appropriate with respect to Trump:

"I'd piss on a spark plug if I thought it'd do any good!"

Anonymous said...

Barry Corbin is the guy in all those movies and "Northern Exposure." Lives in east Fort Worth when not on the road acting, and hangs out at a little sports bar. Very nice fellow and a trivia expert, always taking the high scores.

Anonymous said...

Lolz at what you think IT infrastructure is and what you think it takes to provide networking to a government agency.

Anonymous said...

Barry, if there was one takeaway from this past election- and a lesson that you seem too dense to understand. The MSM matters not a whit anymore. If the Brian Williams, Chris Matthews, Rachael Maddox's and so forth are minimalized, it matters not. These were the same people that didn't get it along with their sycophant followers- we are past that now.
Get with the program.

Not Sam

Anonymous said...

Barry.... you are caught up in the same media merry go round that the big media is caught up in. The press conferences and tweets are wild ass.....no doubt.... but the political moves and shift away from the most liberal presidential agenda in history is refreshing..... and ignored.

Maybe that is the brilliance of Trump... while he shifts the politics, the media is so concerned with how he talks rather than the shift away from liberal agendas that the media would get up in arms about.

Anonymous said...

Solar panels are absolutely worth it and they don't look bad at all. A purported techie should definitely not be concerned with their appearance. Go to Solar City (dot com). They have several options for the type of panels and the financing for them. I've put them on three houses so far, and the combined savings on them is enough to make the mortgage payment for one of the houses. Going to try solar shingles next, I'm pretty fascinated by their potential.

Same concept with my hybrid--the money I save on gas is enough to make the payment on the car. The money I make billing clients for my mileage is enough to make the payment on my wife's car.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Barry is like a child who wondered into the room in the middle of a movie and wants to know what is happening.

Anonymous said...

Our Governor is wheels off. But it's admirable he would try to stand up against a private company.

Anonymous said...

Solar panels work and would produce substantial electricity today - unlike the wind turbines at Ranger, Texas that typically produce less than 1/4 of their advertised capacity. On hot summer days your solar panels will produce a lot of electricity. On the other hand, the wind seldom blows in our Texas summers and the fraudulent wind turbines are idle.

Anonymous said...

It's nice to look at Georgia, but don't ignore local legal stuff.
The Tarrant County DA's "ethical guru" just got pwned by the court of appeals. Basically saying that he made up facts in his brief. Oh, then acquitted the defendant.

Anonymous said...

RE: RTG

Someone needs to get a double cheeseburger and a large fry to that young lady in the center.

Anonymous said...

I am far less worried about a world war than I am a civil war in this country. See WK's comments above. These are the reasons Trump won. Heartland America is sick of the left bullying anyone who doesn't get in line with the agenda. Now, the left is freaking because someone has the balls to play their own game. He may be unhinged, but the greatest thing happens if he resigns or is forced to....Pence.
I think I'll go shopping for more ammo today. The left won't stand a chance in a civil war considering the vast majority of cops, country boys, and military are conservative.

Anonymous said...

9:11

Then maybe the leader should lead instead of worrying about his daughter's clothing line.

Anonymous said...

BG.... your political opinions might not be on the right road... but the movie suggestions are great. My movie regimen lately has followed your suggestions.

You are Wise Counties own "Siskel and Ebert"

Anonymous said...

This will only appeal to legal nerds: Watch an unprepared prosecutor get crushed in oral arguments in Georgia.



Which video are you referring to?
I see 5.

Anonymous said...

Wow Wordy you finally gone over to the dark side completely.

Anonymous said...

Goodboy, Wordkyle, Goodboy.

Should we be nicer to your master, President Snowflake?

Anonymous said...

Barry Corbin was great in Lonesome Dove as well.

Anonymous said...

You are spot on the media is so focused on Trump speaking all the legislation he is signing is back page news. He has them looking at the left hand while thjusre right is signing away. Just in the election he got more free press than Hillary could pay for.

Anonymous said...

They look positively atrocious, but yes, they do pay for themselves in time. It's a cost of ownership thing, not saving money day one.

SpanishWarDonkey said...

Shut up fat ass. No matter how many boxes of 22LR you've spent the last 8 years hoarding, it won't matter if you get winded walking from your recliner to the john.

Anonymous said...

Trump has a thin skin for sure. He appears to not understand how to act presidential. But let's not forget what has occurred since the election.

Wordkyle said:

No, I'm talking about the utter madness the Left (which includes the media) have displayed since Trump won. Rioting, physical assaults, intimidation on unprecedented levels, demonization of those who even hint at thinking differently, massive overstatement when not out right lies. (Thus the irony when they try to point at Trump's.) Heretofore normal (although deluded) individuals became slobbering lunatics almost overnight. It's been coming for years -- e.g., calls for Voter ID labeled "voter intimidation" while armed Black Panthers in military garb outside polls are ignored. 

Would any liberal on here care to address and/or defend the the comments which describe liberal behavior since the election?

Will liberals ever accept responsibility for themselves, and their behavior?

Anonymous said...

Barry it is very obvious you have NO idea about 'Internet infrastructure', so maybe you could just sit quietly like a good little boy while the true adults go about something that might actually improve the quality of life for the rest of us.

wordkyle said...

10:46 - Read my description of Trump and tell me how you arrived at your conclusion.

Anonymous said...

10:25am

I will be standing beside you

Amen

Anonymous said...

"You don't pick a fight with people who buy paper by the ton and ink by the barrel."

I've said this on here before but that line is dated in the social media world we now live in. If you had your blog back then you could have picked that fight and won. Just like how Trump tweets, he can reach the masses directly and with the help of the press he despises. The publicity and popularity is more important than the message these days.

Anonymous said...

Now 10:25
Be mindful of the virtual arsenal that the left can muster up.....
Those sharpened sex toys, nasty bongs and harsh rhetoric can devastate an enemy.

Not Sam

Anonymous said...

What happens to the solar panel roof if we get a hail storm?

Anonymous said...

Bitch please. Strength or aerobic... Name it and I will dust your ass.

Anonymous said...

"...buy decent routers for WIFI and connect every desktop by WIFI via USB. Problem solved."

Not sure you understand the concept of WiFi or USB...

Anonymous said...

I prefer .308, now go make me a sandwich.

Anonymous said...

11:29

Donald Trump is the President of the US, arguably the most powerful position in politics in the entire world.

He should be leading, not trying to sell snake oil.

The left is raising hell because the right is running a rudderless ship.

Anonymous said...

10:36

Bryant vs. The State

Anonymous said...

Barry was the Sheriff on Dallas and did JR's dirty work.

wordkyle said...

1214 - After your first sentence, the rest of your comments were completely without content. Look at what Trump has done and tried to do. Disagree with his agenda or not, a reasonable person would conclude that he's attempting to lead. Your "snake oil" reference doesn't even make sense.

And do you believe, sincerely, that the Left's response has been reasonable? Regardless of what Republicans have or have not done?

It's possible that you just used poor wording to make your point, that happens. Would you like to take another crack at what you tried to say?

Anonymous said...

RTG on the left could be an ex GFs twin sister. I told her to get a nose job and eat a couple cheeseburgers before she came back for another round.

Anonymous said...

Anytime Shephard Smith of Fox News rants against Trump, all other liberal news outlets say that Fox News disagrees with Trump. Shephard Smith does not speak for all of Fox News.

Anonymous said...

Rage, Tell the truth. You run your 87 Yugo on french fry oil.

Anonymous said...

Oh, please. I'm just waiting for the tapes come out where Trump or his daughter make a deal for the 19b in Russian oil. Guess who Ivanka was vacationing with this summer? Go Google it and tell me that the White House and Trump's group are about to be charged with treason. Someone is going to take a deal.

Anonymous said...

The second 10:30: Hey baby, don't forget us! When the sorting out happens, we know how to use those 2nd Amendment Rights. And we will be making every round count.

DF Black and Fully Cocked

Anonymous said...

Vince Young. Sad how great he could have been, but fate took him down another road.

DF Tennessee Titans

Anonymous said...

Wake up Donald! When Shep goes off on you, you have gone round the bend.

DF Roger Ailes

Anonymous said...

12:28

You state your opinion, which is not defensible, so you attack the other poster's opinion. That is exactly how Trump operates. Are you guys related?

Your lack of a cognitive response based on reality says it all.

Let's look at history. What was the right's response when Clinton beat Bush(who I voted for)? What was the right's response when Obama beat McCain(who I voted for) and Romney(who I voted for)? Or even when Bush(the other Bush(who I voted for)) went up against Gore and the SC had to make the call? Gore graciously acquiesced to prevent the social disorder we've seen since Trump was elected.

You should also note that our society is calming down(except for the President) as we all process thru the 4 stages of change. The only stick stirring the pot has Trump stamped on the handle.

And I agree with Barry, 100%, that as long attacks the press/media, the left and the right will find something to fight about.

Trump needs to lead. Period. Worrying(and tweeting)about anything other than the future of this country is selling snake oil and should be below his office.

Anonymous said...

I am now proposing that every Texas be required to strap on a Traveler's Friend and a set of Depends Briefs. Bathroom bill problem solved! You always have your bathroom with you.

DF Greg Abbott, Solving Problems for Everyone

Anonymous said...

People on this blog so often comment about the left demonizing the right, but then post comments about "utter madness the Left" or ask stupid questions about why some liberals won't defend the violent conduct of others.

Is everybody too stuck up their own rears to realize the contradiction? You're complaining about being demonized by "the other," and then in the same breath, demonizing "the other."

wordkyle said...

111 - What was the Right's response? Not rioting, for one.

wordkyle said...

116 - That's a pretty good magic trick you're trying to pull off -- creating an equivalence between rioting, violence, and intimidation, and criticism of such behavior.

Anonymous said...

1:24

Much ado about nothing.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_riots

You can check out what are considered significant riots over history. In the US, you will find most riots related to race, war and more recently which team won or lost a major sporting event.

There is regularly more hooliganism at Premier League soccer games than what we've seen in the US post-election. And what about the destruction you see after an NCAA or Pro team wins a championship?

People have the right to peaceful protests. Destruction of property and loss of life is not right in anyway.

Trump throws gasoline on the fire. That's how he operates. If he had shown some humility and humbleness upon being elected as the leader of this country, I suggest those protests would have been limited or non-existent, but he couldn't resist the "I showed you guys" comments, which quite frankly, pissed off a lot of people.

Trump(who I voted for)and his staff are as much to blame for the disturbances as those that have done the disturbing.

Anonymous said...

Thank you, 12:05.

Anonymous said...

I see through the lies of the Liberal Jedi. I do not fear the dark side as you do. I have brought peace, freedom, justice, and security to my new empire.

DF Darth WordKyle Vader

Anonymous said...

Where's Bacon? Is it a coincidence that he has disappeared from this blog at the same time that Kellyanne Conway has appeared more and more? Darn you, Donald Trump! Darn you! Bring back Bacon!

DF Simon & DF garfunkle
turning our lonely eyes to you

Anonymous said...

I love me some Barry Corbin, if for no other reason the following quote:

We still need to feed the public, both physically and intellectually.

True words, Mr. Corbin.

DF Bartlett's quotations

Anonymous said...

The Klan ....I mean right, did have some riots ....I mean rallies back in 2008.

Anonymous said...

Were those widespread and coordinated events with the support of political leaders and funded partially by rouge billionaires? Did they take place in most major cities and did they produce millions in damages?

The Klan is a rag tag bunch of white trash that went to prison at some point. There is only around 5-10k active Klan members. But the media will always cover them no matter how irrelevant they are.

wordkyle said...

"Trump and his staff are as much to blame for the disturbances as those that have done the disturbing." A masterful example of what I'm talking about. Trite, empty, and ignorant, an insane response presented as though it were reasonable. The rioters and attackers, you see, aren't responsible for their rioting and attacking. (Or what some delicately describe as "disturbances.")

Anonymous said...

4:41

So weak. As in, soooooo weak of a response.

Admit it, you can't defend what is happening.

Anonymous said...

4:41 --

You are correct, sir! The liberal side will never admit their responsibility. The country will be damned before the Left admits they are wrong. Trump was elected in response to the tyranny of the Left! Thank God.

Anonymous said...

Your father was right about you and the mighty Messenger that has never been hobbled by truth. However, you are not Donald Trump and he is larger than the no good, ideologues posing as journalists. If you can't tell that was one of the greatest press conferences ever held by an American president, they you are without the brain. Finally, there is a man in the White House that has been vacant for some time. The beauty is there is more liberal tears to drink which energizes us all.

Anonymous said...

9:06

The US House, GOP, the US Senate, GOP, the Presidency, GOP, the Supreme Court, I would have to go with neutral right now.

The GOP needs to get their act together.

Anonymous said...

Solar panels are great if you want to sell electricity back to the electric company instead of paying a $500. monthly charge....win win.They are kind of unattractive like the one at the house in Decatur.

wordkyle said...

733 - Given that I'm pointing out the insanity of the Left's violent and vitriolic response to not getting their way, your comment didn't make much sense. And now come reports that an Obama-backed group is training members -- complete with a manual -- to disrupt and hold hostage meetings.

And the Community Organizer himself is encouraging and planning to join the disruptions. If true, this is a former President actively plotting to undermine his successor.

Thanks for the opportunity to shed more light on the subject.

Anonymous said...

Re: Georgia S. Ct - which video (there are 5)? Can you tell us where in the video (at which minute)?