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2.02.2017

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts




  • Texas Supreme Court Justice Nathan Hecht, who I am no fan of, gave the State of Judiciary Speech yesterday and actually said a couple of things I agree with: (1) The Texas process of setting bond for those jailed is broken. There are no guidelines and the poor are punished. (2) Incarcerating people for not being able to pay a fine and court costs is absolutely a Debtor's Prison. 
  • He also said that Texas needs to get away from judicial elections. Texas House Speaker Joe Strauss went one step further and said we need to do away with straight ticket voting across the board.
  • More proof that Supreme Court nominee Gorsuch is a fan of the Fourth Amendment. In a dissent, he once wrote that if there are "No Trespassing" signs all over your property that means the cops can't even enter the outer perimeter to knock on your door.
  • Leeper Creek BBQ north of Decatur wanted a shout out if I liked my lunch. I liked my lunch. 
  • I learned about "singer" Mini Thin yesterday. Good lord. Is this real life?
  • Investigate? For what? I'm no fan of hate speech but there is no way it is  a crime to draw a swastika in the snow. 
  • Art Briles has dismissed his defamation suit against Baylor. I believe he still thinks he was wronged but has come to the conclusion he will never coach again, that he's getting old, the lawsuit fight would only make him bitter and angry and could kill him, and so it is time to head to the house. You know what I think a great job for him would be?: Stephenville High School. You end where you started. 
  • Trump got into an argument with the Prime Minister of Australia? Who gets in a fight with Australia? 
  • Regarding Trump's remarks yesterday for Black History Month: The total number of words used to praise MLK, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, and Rosa Parks: 53. Number of words used to praise reality TV star Omarosa Manigault: 51.
  • Take us to DEFCON 2 this morning: 
  • That U.S. Raid in Yemen that cost the life of a Seal Team 6 member sounds like an ill-planned and ill-authorized cluster. 
  • The only positive thing Groundhog Day has given us is the movie:
  • I watched a little bit of the Slender Man documentary produced by HBO last night. Fascinating. The public outrage, if there is any, will not be about whether the girls are guilty but whether we should put mentally ill children in cages as punishment.


29 comments:

Anonymous said...

As I read the headlines this morning about the continuing riots wherein whole sections of our cities are engulfed in violence and mayhem- I harken back and reminisce on similar events in Feb 2009 ........

Oh Wait....

Not Sam

SpanishWarDonkey said...

Here's what happened with the Yemen thing:

Generals came to Obama, likely in late December (any earlier and the intel would likely be bad by now, as it probably was anyway judging by the result).

Obama said no, I feel the risk is too much for whatever might be gained.

Generals think, well, he'll be out in a few weeks, let's monitor intelligence and if the chance remains ask the new guy.

Generals ask Trump; Trump says yes.

People die.

Look, regardless what you read, there are no such thing as "elite soldiers". They all bleed, they're all human, they're just the ones best programmed not to make mistakes and stay alive. But the fact remains that a bullet is still a bullet and it still kills people, regardless of their training. The left is screaming that Trump needs to accept advice from his advisors, which he likely did here. It's not like the dude drew up the mission brief in a napkin over drinks.

"Elite soldiers" have died under every administration since Vietnam. It's the nature of their profession. The only difference now is Trumps administration has more leaks than a number 4 sieve, so we're more likely to hear about them.

Anonymous said...

dam, luve me sum minithin

Anonymous said...

The best thing to happen yesterday was definitely Sean Spicer re-tweeting The Onion.

http://www.snopes.com/sean-spicer-onion-retweet/

Anonymous said...

Ladies & gentlemen: Wise County & TCU intellectual, Greggo.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C3cDoyLXUAEUP_H.jpg

Anonymous said...

I commend you for one of the most rational, objective random thoughts in ages. With the exception of the Yemen raid. WTH do you or a NYT writer know about stealth military operations to make that call?

Anonymous said...

I can not believe our high school can not get the GPAs correct for their students!
And this has been going on since last January!!
But yet our super can make so much money!!
What is wrong here????

Anonymous said...

Where is the outrage from those who complained about Obama taking vacations, for the $1m per day to keep Melania in NYC? Also, Trump is taking a vacation after 2 weeks? I'm sure you are just as upset, if not more by the costs involved.

Anonymous said...

The raid was planned by Obama's administration, so you can't blame Trump for this one. At least that is the rumor I heard on CNN.

Triple Fake... said...

I'd also like to give a shout out to Leeper Creek. Every lunch I've had there was great!

The swastika symbol has been around for several millennia. It's common in Hindu and Buddhist culture.

In Trump's defense, he knows Omarosa on a personal level. All those other people listed...eh, not so much

"Who gets in a fight with Australia?"
~Mums whose babies have been eaten by dingos.
~Sports who refuse to tie their kangaroos down.
~Would-be muggers who pull a small cutting implement from their pocket and think THAT'S a knoife.
~Folks from southern US states who object to being called "yank"

The one other good thing about Groundhog Day:
I can spell Punxsutawney without looking it up (but I did anyway, just in case)

Triple Fake Ned the Head, Needlenose Ned Ryerson

Anonymous said...

Black Guy swiping credit cards in girls butts, fine!! Say N word 45 times a minute, fine!! The more kids with the more women you can have the more your street cred goes up!!

White dude proud of where he is from!! Blasphemer.

Don't like either one?

Tough, they have the right to do so.

And in a twisted way it is the soldier who died in Yemen's job to fight for that right.

Its not all MLK and Rosa Parks, and Billy Graham.

Anonymous said...

10;35, I have no idea what you are on, but if you have extra, please drop a shipment in South Wise County. What you posted makes no sense at all. It would be nice to be as high as you.

Anonymous said...

Mini Thin reminds me of the kids in Wise County these days, bunch of white kids acting black. Guns and Jesus.....really?

Anonymous said...

"Nathan Hecht, who I am no fan of, gave the State of Judiciary Speech yesterday and actually said a couple of things I agree with: (1) The Texas process of setting bond for those jailed is broken."

Well gee, if only the Supreme court had anything at all to do with criminal cases and bonds. Let me know when the CCA says that.

"He also said that Texas needs to get away from judicial elections. Texas House Speaker Joe Strauss went one step further and said we need to do away with straight ticket voting across the board."

Yeah, when you see the writing on the wall that your party is losing its grip, you want non-partisan things all of a sudden. Strauss is a decent moderate. It's why the Tea Partiers have gunned for him and those who support him so heavily.

"Art Briles has dismissed his defamation suit against Baylor. I believe he still thinks he was wronged but has come to the conclusion he will never coach again, that he's getting old, the lawsuit fight would only make him bitter and angry and could kill him, and so it is time to head to the house."

No. Baylor is about to unload on his ass in a major way. All of the new lawsuits mean that there will be a shit-ton of discovery, and his BS is about to come out. Oh, and by the way, his son was busted promoting "we have lots of white girls here, you like white girls?" to recruits. And they basically pimped out their Bruins, several of whom got pregnant by players. He is just now discovering how much dirt there is on him that's public, and he's trying to do damage control. An arrogant SOB like that could not possibly just "let it go." He'd ride that missile all the way in to the ground.

I can't wait for it all to come out. Baylor and Briles both deserve to burn, as does his entire POS family.

DF Double Baylor grad

Rage

Anonymous said...

Come on TF, how many Hindus are going to go out and put a swastika in a minority neighborhood.

Anonymous said...

11:30....FYI
10:35 is comparing black rap to the country rap. If you're a black rapper, it's fine to do those things. If you're a white country rapper, it's called blasphemy.
They each have the right to do so, even if you don't like it. The soldier who died in Yemen fights for that right, since he fights to support the US Constitution.
Freedom of Speech is not only for some limited audiences, including Blacks and the religious.
Maybe I graded too many practice STAAR writing tests, but I understood everything written.

Anonymous said...

Leeper Creek and Frillys BBQ sucks

Anonymous said...

I went on R&R to Australia back in the day. Served next to an Aussie unit in Nam. You don't want to fight those guys, they enjoy it. Was called "YANK" by them and it was an honor. I am sure that a 19 year old drunk Marine fresh from the jungle was not easy to deal with. But the Australian people, the older ones anyway are one of the few folks who remember WWII and are grateful. I was treated like a hero there. Everyone tells me that I had a good time.

RatherBeSailing said...

Saw an Aussie sailor deck three soldiers in a bar in Japan during the Korean War. He took a John L. Sullivan stance and they were dumb enough to go at him one at a time. They deserved it and we applauded the Aussie.

NoseALot said...

RTG: Why do you keep putting the best part in the shadows?

Triple Fake... said...

Hyperbole Man strikes again!
which means I have to qualify everything I say. But when I do it in advance, some folks gripe about it (bloviation, somebody called it). When I don't, people start sniping.
The Hindu/Buddhist swastika comment was thrown out there as a trivia hors d'oeuvre. I don't think it was the work of Hindus, either. Unless you were to find a grain of rice between each segment, or in this case, a bag of rice.

Full disclosure (and to bloviate!):
the "yank" mentioned in the earlier post was actually in New Zealand, but that's common usage all over down under.
Even after we explained to his Louisiana redneck butt the reason they called us that, he still got flustered every time

Anonymous said...

And Trump is trying to bully the President of Mexico now? No friendly act at all? Just berated the leader of a foreign government in a phone call the other day like a punk bully would do? Trump should learn not to hack off the Mexicans. Ask me about when I chewed on my roofer for being slow on the job. They'll get back at you somehow.

DF Guy With Leaky Roof Now

Anonymous said...

So the Mini Thin music video was filmed in Wise County?

DF MTV

Anonymous said...

Just shutup already!

Anonymous said...

But you thought it was OK to post a picture of prego Bouncy? But make fun of Mimi Thin .

Anonymous said...

Straight ticket voting is really odd. Millions upon millions of Americans voting on election day, and for about 90% of them, with no clue on 90% of the people they voted for.

Anonymous said...

Straight ticket voting leads to lots of people complaining about elected officials they had no clue they voted for.

Why Guy said...

The beach shot today is from the Shire and in Bree in the north west of Middle-earth... AGAIN!

Anonymous said...

Told you so:http://www.dallasnews.com/news/baylor/2017/02/02/ex-baylor-coach-art-briles-officials-tried-hide-misconduct-football-players-court-record-shows

Rage