The Campaign For DA

2.27.2017

Random Monday Morning Thoughts




  • I was fast asleep last night when that Oscar screw up for Best Picture took place, but I so wish I had seen it. I love train wrecks. 
  • The presenters were Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway because of the 50 year anniversary of Bonnie and Clyde. (It's still a better movie than anything made last year.)
  • Mrs. LL and I watched Death Proof again this weekend. So dark. So great. 
  • Does the Decatur Booster Club have a bus? I keeping getting comments about it being misused. 
  • Once every few months or so three of my buddies at the courthouse will gang up on me and  beat me down in a political debate to no end. I'm on the ultimate island during those things. I think the office staff even has pity on me. 
  • I could tell the Decatur Swap Meet was happening this weekend by all the broken down cars along 287. 
  • Trump has announced he will not be attending the White House Correspondent's Dinner. That's an evening where everyone makes fun of themselves and everyone else. It occurred to me that Trump cannot possibly ever engage in self-deprecating humor. Ever.
  • The Eighth Grader in The House went on a supervised "date" this weekend. Once I get permission from his crazy mom to identify her, long term readers of the blog will be stunned -- as I was once I learned who she was -- what a bizarre coincidence it is. My head is still spinning. 
  • I don't know anything about high school basketball, but Decatur winning 102-37 in a playoff game seems weird. 
  • At least one judge on the Supreme Court this morning is disturbed about how redneck counties impose the death penalty more than others: 
  • I think my favorite Bill Paxton performance was in True Lies as the used car salesman. 
  • Judge Wapner died this weekend as well. 


50 comments:

Anonymous said...

The Booster Bus is actually privately owned by 3 or 4 families, not the school district.

Anonymous said...

Per capita statistics are one of the most often misused, "fine print" statistics. Caddo Parish, if the population (denominator) is small enough, could have ONE KILLER (the numerator) get the death penalty and "rank" as a major death penalty location.

A single guy gets cancer. Statistically, his address is the "most cancer prone place in the United States" because 100% of the population there has cancer. Per capita is sometimes useful, sometimes not.

wordkyle said...

"That's an evening where everyone makes fun of themselves and everyone else." - Hey, why don't you guys trot out that long list of jokes from the correspondent's dinner making fun of Barack Obama?....

(crickets)

When it came to humor, Obama was untouchable by the media and late night comedians.

Anonymous said...

Hopefully when you get done with your politics discussion that you thank your friends for allowing liberals to freeload on this country

Anonymous said...

Barry, why can you not objectively see and discuss the blatant media bias in this country?

Anonymous said...

Awwww, now Wordkyle's whataboutism is in a snit because people didn't tell enough JOKES about Obama?

Anonymous said...

CBS now has a tag line in their promos that calls their news product "Real news".....no kidding

Anonymous said...

I believe that a good solution to the issue of race and the death penalty is to implement a 'trump' card to the imposition of death. If sentenced to death, victim's family has final say of either death or life in prison.

Anonymous said...

Do yourself a favor and check out Bill Pzxton in "One False Move" with Billy Bob Thornton (who also co-wrote the movie), which was Gene Siskel's favorite movie of 1992. Low budget crime drama with Paxton playing a small town sheriff. Billy Bob's been recycling this character ever since (e.g., "Bad Santa 1 & 2"), but this was the first appearance.

Triple Fake... said...

Bill Paxton roles of greatness
(of the ones I've seen, in descending order):
Near Dark
Tombstone
Apollo 13
Aliens

Severen (wise-cracking vampire in Near Dark): "It's finger lickin' good!"

Anonymous said...

Maybe in your world. I saw Obammy in many comedic situations and he took it like a man. Obammy wasn't a total comedy material providing doofus with thin skin like Dump is, so not really an apples comparison to make here. To those of us without blinders on Dump=Pure comedy, so a roast would be redundant

Anonymous said...

What color is the sky in wordkyle's world?
There was an entire "news channel" dedicated to making fun of Obama for 8 years.

Anonymous said...

..or Obama's favorite..death by bunga bunga😞

wordkyle said...

Trot those WHCD Obama jokes out for us, then, kiddies.

I noticed long ago that jokes supposedly made about Obama were really jokes about the reaction to Obama.

Anonymous said...

Booster Bus? Is that bang bus dot com?

RPM said...

Bill Paxton will be missed. Game over, man. Game over.

Anonymous said...

CBS now has a tag line in their promos that calls their news product "Real news".....no kidding

And the face of "Real News" is Dan Rather. You can't make this shit up.......

Anonymous said...

10:22

http://politicalhumor.about.com/od/barackobama/a/obamajokes.htm

And you do realize, I'm sure, that the dinner is more for the President to make fun of the press than for the press to make fun of the President.

Anonymous said...

Well it's that time of the year again for the biggest annual event in all of Texas. The Houston Stock Show & Rodeo or Rodeo Houston as many call it. It's as big or bigger than the State Fair.

A Fort Worth western wear retailers sells more custom made cowboy boots at Rodeo Houston than they do during the Christmas shopping season in Fort Worth. Wowzers.

And the Fort Worth Fat Stock Show isn't even worth mentioning. I'll leave that to Dud Kennedy.

Anonymous said...

This just in.... Trump reduced the deficit 36 Billion in his first month in office. Obama increased the debt by 200 billion in his first month. Speaks volumes. This is just the beginning

Anonymous said...

9:19

Your comments are approaching outrages.

Do you really believe what you post?

I sure as hell don't believe you.

Anonymous said...

maybe Obammy was just not joke thought provoking like OTrumpy

Anonymous said...

regarding presidential jokes :

Leno,Letterman,Conan,Kimmel,Colbert, Stewart, Fallen, Meyers, etc ,tip toed around Obamma like crazy. They were so scared to offend the blacks and liberals. sickening

Anonymous said...

Bill Paxton

- The only actor who has ever been killed by a Terminator, an Alien, and Predator.

wordkyle said...

1227- Easy enough to prove me wrong. Tell us a bunch of Obama jokes from the WHCD.

wordkyle said...

1022 - Thanks for proving my point. Almost all the jokes were at other people's expense.

Anonymous said...

1:12

You missed the point completely. The WHCD is intended for the President to make fun of the press, not the other way around. Much like the Gridiron dinner where you jumped all over Kennedy's comments about his Father buying his Senate seat.

You are starting to sound desperate in your defense of our President. It will be a long 4 years for you, hopefully less.

Anonymous said...

And a doctor.

Rage

SpanishWarDonkey said...

Dent and deficit are two different things. And $36b is a good start, about 3 days of Federal expenditures. Let's see how much of that continues.

Anonymous said...

And...is the "press" still using the term "immigrant" for someone who is here illegally? They're only an immigrant if you mean "they came from somewhere else to here". In my mind, the only fair definition of immigrant is someone who has come here...legally. Slanting the news is ALL about word choices.

Anonymous said...

Self-deprecating humor may not be the reason for the president's absence. It is difficult to get used to, but we have a president that is busy with important matters such as national security. It may well take us years to get used to that....and that isn't humor!

Anonymous said...

Wordkyle: Here is Larry Wilmore's complete transcript from last years WHCD. It contains a large number of Obama jokes, including calling him the N word at one point. So you might want to fact check a little better before you post blatant lies. WHCD was equally offensive to Republicans as well, but the real focus of the event was the President's themselves putting on skits and telling jokes about everyone else. Clinton did it, so did the Bush's, and Obama. The President's were all targeted with some jokes during the event but that was not the focus of it.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/reliable-source/wp/2016/05/01/the-complete-transcript-of-larry-wilmores-2016-white-house-correspondents-dinner-speech/?utm_term=.81e4d7258e05

Anonymous said...

12:27 - meet Turd, er Wordkyle......LL's resident self-righteous, closet racist overweight Toastmaster who thinks he's got it all right and the rest of us are stupid. We've had to put up with him for years. Barry has a crush on him. I know. It's disgusting, but that's the price we pay to see scantily clad sluts every morning.

Anonymous said...

If this is correct it doesn't need to be named the booster club bus. If it was bought and donanted the the booster club it is property of the school district.

Anonymous said...

Has Kim Mulkey punched anyone in the face yet for bad mouthing Baylor? She's my kind of coach.

DF Art Briles

Anonymous said...

Bill Paxton and his brother Bob were good guys to share a beer with in our younger days. Saw Bill almost send the family pickup up in flames when he ran it on a flat back tire that finally caught on fire. Friends helped him extinguish the fire and change the tire after it cooled down. Quite a story retold many times by Friends of Bill (FOB) through the years. Will miss him greatly.

DF Old Guy But Young At Heart

Anonymous said...

2:25

So the 6 rounds of golf in the first month don't bother you?

Anonymous said...

1:24

You are now reaching the point of posting comments like....my Dad is bigger than your Dad.

"When it came to humor, Obama was untouchable by the media and late night comedians."

Your comment is completely false.

wordkyle said...

226 - Total up the jokes and tell us how many were at Obama's expense. Here's a typical example:

"And let me just say, Mr. President, the office has taken its toll on you. You look terrible, Mr. President. No, you do man! I mean look at you! Your hair is so white, it tried to punch me at a Trump rally."

Obama was mentioned, but someone else was the butt of the joke. And so it goes.

wordkyle said...

229 - Among all the other things you got wrong is your statement that you have to put up with me. You don't. My comments are always clearly marked, so all you have to do is skip them. Isn't that good enough for you?

Anonymous said...

What's black and tan and looks good on Osambo?

Anonymous said...

3:28

Can you see out of both eyes?

And to pull a single example, which is very weak one supporting your cause, so weak in fact, I didn't get where you were coming from, then you sir, have significant issues facing reality.

You must have missed the 5 pages of comments from late night hosts.

Anonymous said...

Bus is privately owned. It is used by the owners and at times shared with the other FB parents. Just like any other privately owned vehicle they may use it as they wish. Some people will complain about anything and make up trouble for sport.

Anonymous said...

The bus is the tip of the iceberg. The damn district is owned by a few parents. When they are done with it, they will bequeath it to the offspring they incestuously conceived.

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

Question: How does the insurance work on the booster bus? If it is privately owned, do the owners have insurance that would cover all the students who ride on it? Do the students sign a waiver to ride? Who drives (and assumes the liability)?

wordkyle said...

505 - You seem to be a bit confused. The example I cited was from Larry Wilmore's monologue. Exclusively. No "5 pages of comments from late night hosts" there. And it's a pretty perfect illustration for my point, even if you missed it. A joke supposedly "about" Obama is really a jab at Trump supporters.

But in the interest of being fair, I went back to 1126's link and chose the first several jokes listed, without skipping any. No selection bias. These are "Barack Obama Jokes"-- at least according to that site. Remember - my proposition is that to late night comedians and the media, Obama is not to be disrespected. Humor is always to be at others' expense. And this site's supposed to be jokes about Barack Obama.

Jimmy Fallon: "President Obama is apparently interested in owning an NBA team after he leaves office. You'll know it's Obama's team when they travel too much and never pass anything." ("Travel too much" towards Obama. A jab at the Republican-controlled Congress.)

Jimmy Kimmel: "I want to wish a happy birthday to President Obama, who turned 55 today.
Big celebration at the White House. The White House staff sang to him. Then the president blew out the candles on his vegan, whole-grain, carrot prune loaf." (A jab at Michelle's diet restrictions? I must have missed that Obama was a health food nut.)

Conan O'Brien: "Tonight, President Obama is going to make a speech trying to convince people to vote for Hillary Clinton instead of Donald Trump.
It’s a speech entitled, 'I Can’t Believe This Is Necessary.'" (The butts are both Hillary and Trump. Certainly not Obama.)

Conan O'Brien: "It's been reported that after leaving office, President Obama is considering owning an NBA team. They say Obama wants to be an NBA owner because it's his only chance to get someone on the court." (A jab at Republicans again.)

Seth Meyers: "Donald Trump said in a new interview that President Obama visited a mosque yesterday because 'he feels comfortable there.' Or maybe it's just because it's the one place Obama knew he'd never run into Donald Trump." (Another jab at Trump.)

James Corden: "President Obama gave a speech this afternoon in which he angrily called out Republicans for being too obsessed with his refusal to use the term 'radical Islam' — or as Fox News reported it, 'Angry Black Man Spotted Talking About Radical Islam Near Capitol Building.'" (Against Fox News this time)

Jimmy Fallon: "The president has a lot going on as he wraps up his term in office, including the construction of his presidential library in Chicago.
Instantly run as many background checks as you'd like. Unlimited.
It will be a place devoted entirely to Obama and his achievements — or as that’s also known, MSNBC." (MSNBC's the target this time)

Jimmy Fallon: "So much has happened during President Obama's administration. Obamacare was passed. Same-sex marriage was legalized. He worked with 11 other countries to sign the historic Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Whereas Donald Trump just walked around Epcot and insulted every country." (Managed to praise Obama while insulting Trump)

James Corden: "Obama even appeared on Jerry Seinfeld's show, 'Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.' How about less 'comedians in cars getting coffee' and more 'presidents in the White House getting legislation passed through both houses of Congress.'" (Again the Republican Congress)

Anonymous said...

Booster Bus would be a good way to smuggle illegal aliens.
You can always tell when the Decatur swap meet is in town because the junk cars make the posse grounds look like Rhome for a week.

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh, people. The bus is owned by a few families. It has nothing to do with the school, booster club etc. The families travel to ballgames. They do not carry students competing in sporting events.

Anonymous said...

Then why is it called the booster club bang bus?

Sicking Family said...

This is not a bus for students to ride on. This is just for the parents who own the bus to drive to sports events as they would a minivan or suburban (yes privately owned insurance.)