The Campaign For DA

2.20.2017

Random Monday Morning thoughts



  • Trump's "tweet of the weekend": 
  • Chris Wallace of Fox News was none too pleased with this attack on the free press, and he torched White House Chief of Staff Riece Prebius on Sunday because of it. "You don't get to tell the press what to do." 
  • The Thunder Truck was in Wise County! (Several hours too early, though.) And, yes, I believe the Thunder Truck is a ridiculous bit.
  • It sounds like San Antonio had a monster storm last night: 
  • Trump: Six rounds of golf in 30 days. 
  • Prestonwood Baptist Church is withholding funding from Southern Baptist Convention and Trump is one of the issues why. Jesus would be so proud of the the modern day mega-church. 
  • We've got to deal with new weeds in February? 
  • This battle between Wise County and Weatherford College regarding the county wanting a voting board member is getting interesting. Wise County pays a ton of tax dollars to them but gets no representation (but does get a lot of arrogant attitude.) If this were 1776, we would just take the campus in Wise County. 
  • Our refrigerator, that isn't that old, is beginning to get loud. I'm guessing that is not a good sign. 
  • I had no idea that when the headline came out last week that Wise County would be paying almost $50,000 to study "Internet infrastructure" that they were talking about Internet access across the county in general and not just for government offices. Isn't that a private sector issue? 
  • I got to see the documentary The Tower this weekend, and it may now be my favorite documentary. It was gut-wrenching. 
  • Oh  . . . 
  • The "transgender wrestler" story gives me Tired Head. 



42 comments:

Anonymous said...

Tower=Awesome!

Anonymous said...

those weeds with purple flowers are called 'Henbit'

HarveyLee said...

RTG: Is that Laura Ingraham's doppelgänger? ( not sure on spelling of last name or the German word)

Anonymous said...

1) had to mow my new weeds yesterday
2) hey Bu Bear, maybe it's time someone told the press what to do
2) Happy Days are here again

Anonymous said...

What's up with the Radom girl of the day What is today senior citizen day.

Anonymous said...

Haha tired head is a Bridgeport slang I have heard from you people many times...I laugh every time.

Anonymous said...

The Internet study is more about economic development. There are businesses that have either reconsidered or not considered coming to Wise County because of the lack of quality and quantity of broadband services. These businesses rely on Internet access and pass over Decatur and probably any other Wise County locations because of it.

It is equivalent to doing a traffic or transportation study to determine what is needed in the future to ensure healthy economic growth.

Anonymous said...

"Jesus would be so proud of the the modern day mega-church."

Ghandi had them dead-to-rights.


"We've got to deal with new weeds in February?"

I was in San Antonio this weekend, and the bluebonnets are already blooming along I-10.

Rage

Anonymous said...

RTG-Awesome!
Replace the refrigerator with a Samsung, you will love it. In the last three years I have had to replace my washer, refrigerator and water heater, result? 30% decline in my energy bill.

Anonymous said...

What exactly is the big deal with bathrooms? Women's facilities have privacy stalls and they are also available in men's rooms. What thrill is there in reliving oneself in one place or the other. Any sexual assault is illegal in either place. Let's just get over this puritanical attitude. (Maybe the lines at women's facilities would be reduced if they could pop into available men's rooms).

Anonymous said...

Think of the county-wide internet access study and reasoning behind it as akin to the REA (Rural Electrification Act, 1925). Equal broadband access was the one thing I had hoped Obama would have worked to provide the vast rural areas of this country. Alas not. I applaud the County Commisioners and Judge for having the forethought to have a needs assessment study and in hand to entice vendors with interest. Economic concessions are given every day to every Tom-Dick-and-Harry company moving in. Why not something that would widely benefit the vast majority of this county. Satellite does not cut it in many ways (wind, rain, sun, etc. interference). Local phone franchise DSL service is unreliable at best. What else is there?

Triple Fake... said...


If this was 1776 Wise County patriots would take the college's tea and dump it into that big water-filled pit just west of the campus. Then they would declare independence from Parker County.

The story next to the wrestler article is even odder. It mentions an 8yo transgender, and an activist group that includes three year olds.

You don't get to tell the refrigerator what to do.
It identifies now as a dishwasher!

Triple Fake National Alliance for Appliance Transition

Anonymous said...

And I no longer watch Prestonwoods Sunday services after its pastor supported Trump. You simply cannot square Trump s attitudes, actions, policies with the teaching of Jesus. Yes they oppose abortion as do I but to overlook all of Trump s issues because of abortion is ridiculous

Harry Hamid said...

For one horrifying moment, I thought the RTG was a recent photo of my grandmother.

Anonymous said...

The term "fake news" is funny......better to call it propaganda news pushing an agenda.... and for a man of presidential stature to call those organizations out is calling out the elephant in the room that everyone has known for years.

Truthfully, I'm not sure how any news organization could stay away from pure news without a slant.... but those organizations are not balanced in their slant in the liberal direction and it's great that a president makes the point.

Anonymous said...

The wrestler story is just awful. A girl works hard to be a wrestler, becomes good enough to compete for a district title, only to find her opponent for the district title is another girl who is, incredibly, allowed to compete while taking anabolic steroids; and the one taking the steroids is the one seemingly getting all the empathy. Amazing, idiocracy indeed.

Anonymous said...

Imagine you're a young girl who has wrestled in school and makes it all the way to the district title match, only to find out you have to wrestle a steroid built boy to win the girls' championship. Unreal. And the boy is the subject of the spotlight, and the sympathy, and the understanding. The girl, and her family and coaches, are painted with an insensitive, discriminatory brush.

Anonymous said...

I hope Wordkyle can come in here today and tell us all about Obama himself is going to hold Republicans hostage. Because that is exactly what his article he linked Friday says--that Obama was going to come down from on high himself and physically restrain Republicans if they try and repeal Obamacare.



I also wish I cared enough about the nutters' opinions to go back and see how much they complained about Obama golfing.

Anonymous said...

Going to church, as it has become in our present day, is actually frowned upon in the Bible.

bencat said...

RTG is incredibly excellent.

Anonymous said...

Barry, thanks for the RTG today. Age can be beautiful.

DF An Old Guy

whisky O said...

After the storm, bluebonnets are now in the Houston ship channel.

whisky O said...

Yes sexual assault is illegal. Making it more convenient is ignorant.

Anonymous said...

It is amazing how smart people don't seem to understand the distinction between news and public relations. If you always see glowing comments about your actions in the paper shaped by someone acting on your behalf, that's PR. A PR person has no obligation to tell you the whole story and a news person has no obligation to portray their subject in a positive light at all times. If you see you a listing of what happened when, that's news. What contaminates news is when the particular outlet layers on their analysis of the news, skewing what is presented. That's why I like my news through C-SPAN or NPR. About as pure as you can get these days. And let the chips fall where they may, even if it hacks off elected officials.

DF The Huntley-Brinkley Report

Anonymous said...

Keep Trump on the golf course. He does less damage that way.

DF VP Pence, just waiting for my moment

Anonymous said...

Amen. The church people are the ones who have a high likelihood of being disappointed when they meet Jesus face to face. Mathew 7:21-23: 21“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ 23Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’

So how to tell whose right and whose wrong? You will know them by their fruits. (Matthew 7:16)

Trump is a bad apple.

Anonymous said...

I remember when Kennedy was running for President. Many preachers told their members not to vote for him because the Pope would run the country.........the more things change, the more they stay the same I guess.

Anonymous said...

Trump is a bad apple? What exactly does that mean? Oh, wait, I get it. It means you're a Democrat.

Anonymous said...

What is DISD doing in regards to the flu bug? Do we have any money after we pay our lazy supt 200k?

Anonymous said...

go down to your local feed store and ask for some pre emergent to put down on your lawn it will help with weeds. it wont do anything for the ones already up but will stop new ones from growning.

Anonymous said...

Every concert that I have been too, the line to the women's room is so long the they girls were paying they guys to cut in line to the men's room. The gals did not care one bit and neither did the guys.

Anonymous said...

Folks:

This comes from someone who has coffee several days a week with a different community college president (not WC) who is involved with this issue in another North Texas County. All of this Taxation w/o representation rhetoric is great but community college representation is actually governed by legislation/statute (just like an ISD) and NOT the local reagents as many would have you to believe. Parker county is the TAXING entity and legislation provides them the authority to govern the college's operations. Wise county is in Parker County Community College District SERVICE AREA. PCCCD CANNOT by law/statute appoint a voting delegate to their board, (w/a temporary exception just like an ISD). The reagents are duly elected officials of the TAXING ENTITY, not the SERVICE AREA counties. When the Wise County Commissioners decided to call for a MAINTENANCE tax for PCCCD to put a campus in Wise County, they should have done their due diligence. Surely someone thought about this before calling the vote. But the bottom line is that an APPOINTED voting rep. for ANY community college district AIN'T GONNA HAPPEN!(with previously noted exceptions). It's against statute! I live in Wise County, I pay taxes in Wise county, and I understand the disapproval of the Wise County taxpayers in regards to this issue. But if your going to be mad at someone, be mad at the then-Commissioners for failure to fully investigate all of the ramifications before calling the maintenance tax election. They failed to investigate all rules/statutes that govern Community College Districts and basically committed the Wise County taxpayer to what they have: a Weatherford College campus that we pay to maintain. And the issue would be no different if it were Cooke County CCD, or Collin County CCD, or any other CCD. So, if you want a Wise County voting representative on a PCCCD Board of Reagents, get your legislator(s) to CHANGE THE LAW! And good luck with that; your most influential avenue, Rep. King, is from where? PARKER COUNTY!

Anonymous said...

10:23
I've been going to the Baptist church all my life. What I know about most Christians is that they are very similar in their mistakes to any non-Christian. So to think that the politician that a Christian supports must be Jesus himself, is hypocritical. Sometimes you have to just choose the candidate that most closely aligns with your beliefs and move on.

Anonymous said...

Speaking of WWJD? Have you offered your lake house to a refugee family yet?

DF Jack Graham

Triple Fake... said...

I'm not saying you're uninformed, but stop calling them "reagents" (it's regents!) That's a science term and doesn't have a thing to do with college unless you're in a chem class.
And if your explanation is correct, why didnt the college tell the county that right away, instead of all the senseless wrangling?

John Holmes' Ghost said...

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Anonymous said...

"Folks:

This comes from someone who has coffee several days a week with a different community college president"


stoppedreadingthere.jpeg

Rage

Anonymous said...

"The reagents are duly elected officials"


I bet their best campaign issues were that they could find hidden messages on the back of the Declaration of Independence.

DF Over TF's Head Accurate Movie Reference


Rage

Anonymous said...

DAMNIT

TF's got approved right as I was submitting that last one.

DF Acid feeling in my gut

Rage

Anonymous said...

A JuCo system can (by law) create a tax in any county where it has a campus. So they can open a trailer in one county, and then pop them for far more money than they put into that county, and send it all back to the home county.

Boom--taxation without representation, all the while gaming the system.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Hurts when someone borrows your shtick huh!

Anonymous said...

Try to remember on rtg's..we want south of 20, not north of 40. nice bod tho😋