The Campaign For DA

2.16.2017

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts




  • "Michael Flynn is a wonderful man. I think he's been treated very, very unfairly by the media…as I call it the fake media.” -- Donald Trump yesterday on the guy he fired for illegally talking to the Russians
  • Is there a betting line in Vegas on whether the Russians actually have a seedy video of Trump? 
  • Indicted Texas AG Ken Paxton was the first to file a voluntary brief in the case challenging Trump's Muslim Ban. 
  • The Eighth Grader in the House and I had a discussion about the concept of light years. She was pretty good. Then I told her, "The stars you see in the sky are nothing more that a snapshot of what space used to look like." It took a second, but she understood. 
  • I watch a ton of DWI cop videos in Wise County, and I've noticed a pattern when the cop is kind enough to let the guy being arrested call his wife: They always seem to be kind and sad and loving and apologetic. And the wife is always not pleased. (Note to people being arrested: If you are in police car, you are being recorded.) 
  • I think we are still at DEFCON 2 or watching a sequel to Top Gun in real life.
  • Great question yesterday: Who is the most famous person you have came within 10 feet of? The best I could think of is when George W. came through the Wise County courthouse posing for pictures left and right before his presidential run. 
  • Let's check on Trump's mental health this morning. Yep, he is still scared of the free press.
  • Decatur's basketball team won a coin flip to determine post season playoff seeding. That's right out Friday Night Lights.
  • I just saw that one of my favorite teachers of all time from Bridgeport has died: Joyce Witty. She was an English teacher, and she would torch me for my grammar. But she was fascinated with my writing style and with the content of any fiction essay assignment I submitted to her. And, more importantly, she encouraged me to no end.

46 comments:

Anonymous said...

Cue the Russian trolls coming up. 3 . . . 2 . . . 1 . . .

Anonymous said...

Why would someone getting arrested call the cop's wife?


And if you really want to blow the 8th grader's mind, show her this:

https://www.reddit.com/r/Damnthatsinteresting/comments/3il5nu/the_solar_system_traveling_through_the_galaxy/

It still wigs me out a little.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Actually, this is the better one:

http://imgur.com/gallery/QEB37og

Rage

RPM said...

Sad news about Mrs. Witty. She was a wonderful teacher.

Anonymous said...

Don't all politicians pose for pictures left and right? Was he doing something wrong, or is this just some oddball passive aggressive dig at the man?

Harry Hamid said...

Handshakes...

I did local political stuff for a while, so I shook hands with quite a few politicians and musicians at one point.

In recent months, however, the most well known person I've been within 10 feet of was probably Donna Brazile.

I didn't shake hands with her, though. To be honest, I didn't even acknowledge her.

Anonymous said...

Wigs you out? Definitely stick to law then.

Anonymous said...

A kind teacher who offers encouragement and support to an unsure student is worth their weight in gold. Sorry to lose a great one like Mrs. Witty.

DF Texas Public Education Success Story

Anonymous said...

Shook hands with Tom Landry - very classy guy. Doesn't get much better than that.

Andy Stevenson said...

Think about unhinged and dilusuonal Trump is and was known to be before the election and yet he was elected because the Democratic candidate was so pathetic. You Democrats own him just like the rest of us own him because you trotted out your lame old mare thinking you had the race won.

Anonymous said...

What is the next motion that Paxton's legal braintrust will file? Unfair height of chairs at table? Judge's nose hair shows bias? Cold coffee at defense table? This guy will look for any excuse to avoid trial. Slimy vibe and an admitted pen thief.

DF Collin County Courthouse

Anonymous said...

Putin will push us back, inch by inch, until we say "no more". The problem is Trump won't call his hand even if Russian troops were in Calais washing their feet in the English Channel.

DF Winston Churchill's Ghost

Triple Fake... said...

Ten feet (or less) from stardom:
I was an extra on a movie set. Sam Elliott was eating in the commoners' tent. He stopped to sign an autograph, and I told him I would take his almost-empty tray back for him.
Man, if I had known how much the gals still swoon over him now, I would have bagged some of that Sam saliva and made a small fortune on eBay!

Former English teacher and "fiction essay assignment I submitted."
You mean your "Fake News"?

Triple Fake Truther

Anonymous said...

Hung out with Stephen Baldwin at my office for a couple of days. However, would much rather hang out with brother Alec. Much Much more entertaining.

Anonymous said...

Barry doesn't seem to understand the Mike Flynn story.

Anonymous said...

Today I am inviting in the FSB and the GRU to help us ferret out the leakers in our intelligence agencies. I thank my friend Putin for lending his people to help me in this important task.

DF Donald Trump

Anonymous said...

Trump voters please answer this: why is it Ok that Trump's people were communicating with COMMUNIST Russia?

Anonymous said...

Too bad you fail daily at trying to be Witty.

Anonymous said...

I was saddened to see Mrs. Witty's name in the obits. I had a little bit of an issue while I was in junior high and I went to her for help. She solved the problem for me.

Anonymous said...

I remember when George W. (then governor) came to the command center of the Jack-er-Wise fire on the second day to see the devastation and visit with the fire crews. As he went down the line shacking hands one of the county hands who was a big Rangers fan looked George in the eye and asked "You gonna spend any Damn money on pitching this year?" Took George a few seconds to recover from that one.

Anonymous said...

RE: Most famous

I've shaken hands with Mickey Mantle, Whitey Ford, Sen. Bob Dole, Pro golfers Chad Campbell and Hale Irwin, NFL coach Gary Kubiak, former UT great Doug English, former Cowboy greats Roger Staubach, Walt Garrison, Charlie Waters and Cliff Harris and poker pro Barry Greenstein.

I've been within 10 feet of numerous pro golfers, including Tiger and Phil Mickelson.

OH...and Barry Green.

Anonymous said...

I didn't grow up in Bridgeport so I didn't know Mrs. Witty. Having said that, it's always sad to hear about the passing of a teacher that affected young minds in a positive manner. We sure could use more Mrs. Wittys in this day and age. Teachers have a very difficult job and are not appreciated as they should be. RIP Mrs. Witty.

Anonymous said...

Most famous person: Micheal Jordan (bought him a Gatorade), he was playing a golf tourney where Powerade was sponsor and he could not drink that for obvious reasons. I was doing security, and he came thru Thursday looking for something not water, and yet not emblazoned with Powerade.
Next day on the way to the course I stop and get a few gatorade's, put them in my cooler, he comes thru, I take them to him, he shakes my hand says thanks, and good looking out.

Mrs. Witty she was beating a sickness my Sr. year, so we dealt with a sub most of the year. My heart goes out to her son Roger, and all their family.

I would not have been able to write the above nearly as well without her, as bad as it is.

Anonymous said...

What are you teaching that 8th grader? Reader your Bible, God hung the stars like a curtain in the sky, they can't be light years away. Beside if that was the case the earth would be more the 10,000 years old .......goddamn liberal.

DF Ken Ham

Anonymous said...

Back in 1975 when I was 12 I was asked by the pastor to help him host a speaker who was coming to our church for a youth event. Turns out it was none other than Terry Bradshaw, famous Steeler QB. When I shook his hand I was amazed that it was as big as a dinner plate.
The next year I escorted S.E. Hinton (author of the Outsiders) around our school before her speech to the student body.

Anonymous said...

Just Tuesday my husband and daughter met Jason Lee. My husband said he is very nice and a very bad liar, as our daughter asked him if he was famous and he laughed and said no he wasn't. (He was getting his car inspected here in Wise County.)

Anonymous said...

Met Roger Staubach at a high tone wedding reception I was lucky to attend. He wasn't at the same reception, but in the lobby for another.

Anonymous said...

Met Jason Kidd when he first returned from Orlando to play for Dallas.

Anonymous said...

Correction on Jason Kidd.
It was when he first came to Dallas; may have just been drafted. Hell I cant remember.

Anonymous said...

I took a leak next to Dallas Cowboys Quarterbacks
Troy Aikman and Danny White.

Just sayin
Happy Days are here again!

Anonymous said...

10 feet or less

I have a fun list. After Reagan they are not in any order.

Ronald Reagan,Bush 41, Bush 43, Jack Kemp,Dan Quayle,Rudy Gulianni, Mitt Romney Condaleeza Rice, Clayton Williams, Karl Rove,Tom Landry,Barry Switzer, Bum Bright, Jerry Jones, Dandy Don, Roger, Troy, Emmitt, Lee Roy Bart Starr, Arnold Palmer, Payne Stewart, Fuzzy Zoeler, Tiger Woods, James Woods,Lionell Ritche, Smokey Robiinson, , Larry King, Hoda Kotba, LeBron James, Tommy Lee Jones.
And finally for those in the know...Admiral Bill McRaven, Seal Team 6.

Anonymous said...

BG - I started reading your blog early in Obama's presidency. I always thought you were a liberal nut. But I always read the blog and got involved in the discussions. Now that Trump is in office, you come across as not just a liberal nut, you come across as a dishonest liberal nut. That is sad. And I can't hardly read this blog anymore. You liberals are sad dishonest people.

Anonymous said...

I sat next to Dennis Hof, owner of the Bunny Ranch, on a flight from Dallas to Reno. We spoke the entire flight and he ended being a really nice guy.

Anonymous said...

203 We are just glad conservatives are happy go lucky and honest as the day is long.

Anonymous said...

Rafael Septien, the Dallas Cowboy turned Child Molester used to visit the Aurora Baptist Church

Anonymous said...

Once loaned Congressman Charlie Stenholm forty bucks for his cab ride back to DFW airport after a meeting in Dallas. His son was a SMU student and he had given him his loose cash that morning, forgetting to keep some loose traveling money. When he paid me back, he sent me a check drawn on his United States Congress Checking Account at the House Bank. It is now defunct and closed down after the 1992 scandal of overdrafts by several elected officials (Not Charlie). I saved that check, uncashed, for lots of years as piece of history. Now I have lost that piece of memorabilia after my last move. Dang it.

Df Daddy Warbucks

Anonymous said...

Brush with greatness? I once stayed at a Holiday Inn Express.

DF Tom Bodette

Anonymous said...

I have a niece marrying one of the sons of Bill White, the former mayor of Houston and Dem. opponent of Gov. Perry for the governorship of TX.

I had to stop by Wal-mart and get me a new pair of overalls.

Anonymous said...

A friend once ushered me in to the private office of Governor Dolph Briscoe in the Texas Capitol. He and wife Janie were enjoying an afternoon whiskey when we walked in. Offered us a glass, which we passed on. Talked for about half an hour on the legislative session under way at the time, then cattle and water wells. She closed out the visit talking UT football. Real down to earth Guv and First Lady of Texas. Wish we had folks like that now.

DF Ben Barnes

Anonymous said...

Mrs. Witty was a wonderful teacher. Her son Roger actually passed away several years ago. Prayers for all involved.

Went to a conference years and years ago in Arlington. Stood in line next to many of the then current Rangers, including Rusty Greer, who at that time had just caught a pop fly to save Kenny Rogers perfect game.

Anonymous said...

Anything on the Devon layoffs today? Hear it's going on for a another day?

Anonymous said...

Aint nobody up there met Chewbacca???

Thats better than all them others.

Anonymous said...

I took a leak next to Dallas Cowboys Quarterbacks Troy Aikman and Danny White. - 1:55

Was Danny staring at the wall or looking at your junk? If he was looking at your junk he was actually staring at the wall and vice/versa.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...


4:19-------

You have talent.

whisky O said...

Shaken hands with Red Duke, Red Stegall and Red Foxx. and Barry Green.......

LMFAO