The Campaign For DA

2.23.2017

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts



  • Trump repealed Obama's transgendered/bathroom guidelines which. legally, doesn't mean much. But I don't know why he did it. And, once again, he has trouble with consistency. This from last year: 
  • Call me a skeptic: NASA, whose budget has been slashed, just happens to make an "amazing" announcement about seven "earth like planets" around a different star. This as a new budget  under a new President is being prepared. The problem is that no one can refute anything they say. (They could have said two or twelve plants and described their condition in any way they wanted. Who could call them out?)
  • Commenters: I'm not going to post anything where you accuse someone of theft even if it is a public official. You want to call them a moron or incompetent, fine. But you can't anonymously accuse someone of breaking the law and without proof.
  • I've been on three different major roadways in Wise County over the last couple of weeks where it looks like a blood bath happened on the highway. Someone had this suggestion of what is happening: People are hitting wild hogs. 
  • Speaking of being skeptical, I hate crap like this: The Trump administration is accused of  being anti-Semitic so they send the VP to a damaged Jewish cemetery who then rakes leaves for two minutes for the cameras. 
    Other guy: "That's right, Mr. VP. That's how you rake."
  • Major League Baseball has a new rule where an intentional walk no longer requires four balls. The pitcher can just signal that's what he wants to do and the hitter takes first base. That rule will hardly speed up games. But what it really is is a trial balloon about changing the rules in a sport which never changes rules. If the fans accept it, there will be more to come. 
  • Someone needs to check on Ann. She's looking as bad as Kellyanne: 
  • Boyd's own and former Ticket host Greg "The Hammer" Williams got mad at a black guy last night on Twitter and called him "Sambo." 
  • Former Fox 4 Sean Hannity co-host and token liberal whipping boy, Alan Colmes has died. 
  • Confederate flag takedown:
  • I watched Blackish for the first time last night. Not bad. But one of the craziest ad gimmicks I've ever seen occurred: They cut to a commercial, and it was the same Blackish characters continuing a scene but making it very clear that it was a Microsoft ad.  That didn't bother me. I knew it was an ad, and it's an entirely clever way of advertising. 
  • What I hate are ads disguised as news stories: Case in point: Fox 4 doing a story last night of a preacher who had a "viral" video singing about Whataburger. They even interviewed him in a Whataburger where he sang about how great a particular burger was. Come on. Don't lie to us like that. 


39 comments:

The Devil said...

Overt racism is kinda refreshing these days. It's all the borderline social warrior racism that makes my head hurt.

Anonymous said...

Those NASA people aren't stupid, they are literally rocket scientists after all....

Anonymous said...

Trump did nothing but take the "Federal" out of the reg.
Threw it back to the states. As a "Libertarian" Barry, I thought you would applauded the move?
If the whack jobs in Kali want to keep it or make it law then, go for it.
If the moon bats raise hell about it, well, then it really shows their agenda doesn't it. They want the same thing applied to Oklahoma and Idaho, because otherwise the existence of otherwise thinking people is a threat.

Not Sam

Anonymous said...

...a preacher...singing about Whataburger.

Seemed like an amiable guy, but not sure he's a great pitchman for the brand. Looked like he should cut back on the cheeseburgers.

Anonymous said...

In before Wordkyle calls you a racist.

Rage

Anonymous said...

I'm a "give Trump a chance" kinda guy, but I chuckled at your "VP raking story"! It IS kinda typical--of BOTH sides of the political fence, nowadays! :-)

Anonymous said...

Would a normal white guy get offended if a black guy called him Jimbo?

Anonymous said...

Astronomers, specifically those at the University of Liège in Belgium, are the ones who found the new solar system. Their study was published Wednesday in the journal Nature and also announced at a news conference at NASA Headquarters in Washington.
Is NASA playing off the announcement...sure! Who could call them out? A whole bunch of folks who study astronomy, black holes, etc., who don't work for NASA or even live in the United States.

Anonymous said...

Not Sam, the same argument was made against most civil rights legislation. Most federal voting rights and civil rights laws would have never been enacted due to "the existence of otherwise thinking people" in those states.

Anonymous said...

9:29 I like me some Black holes etc.

Anonymous said...

When I was a kid listening to baseball on the radio there was a one minute commercial between half innings. Now there are 3 minutes between every half inning, that adds at least 30 minutes to the game. Easy enough to figure out the problem.

Triple Fake... said...

baseball rules:
I don't believe the new intentional walk rule was time relative. How often would that happen in one game? One to three, maybe? It does eliminate the possibility of a wild pitch, passed ball, and the batter actually making contact. Also slightly reduces the pitch count.
And it's not a trial balloon. The league already has a system to make arbitrary rules changes while bypassing the players' union, and you'll see it next year. They only have to give one year's notice to implement changes. Rules already shot down by MLBPA, but approved for next year, are: limiting visits to the mound, enforcing the pitch clock, and one other I can't think of right now. I'll get back to you

Anonymous said...

Look up the video from the end of the A&M baseball game a few days ago and that's reason enough for me to be against the no-pitch intentional walk. The game was won on a runner stealing home on a pitch out that sailed over the catcher's head. Not exactly the same as an intentional walk, but the same thing could easily happen on one of the 4 pitches of an intentional walk.

Anonymous said...

9:37, At least with the Civil Rights Act, there was actual evidence that discrimination affected interstate commerce. Here, the rule was based on a tortured reading of Title IX.

wordkyle said...

Trump repealed Obama's transgendered/bathroom guidelines which. legally, doesn't mean much. But I don't know why he did it. - But no questions about why Obama enacted "guidelines" in the first place?

Anonymous said...

former Ticket host Greg "The Hammer" Williams got mad at a black guy last night on Twitter and called him "Sambo."

Williams is desperate for any attention that he can get. I think he mooches off his girlfriend's parents just to have a place to live. Maybe his female friend mixed up his meds again. Who knows and who cares.

It would be stupid of Rhyner if he even acknowledged that Greggo was still around unless Williams were to pass away.

Harry Hamid said...

Never actually heard or saw Colmes on anything, although I know who he was.

Al Franken, back before he was a Senator, had an intern count how many words Hannity said on their nightly show compared to Colmes. It was 12 for Hannity for every 1 for Colmes.

That is the extent of what I know about him.

But I do wish his family the best.

Anonymous said...

Wow. New planets have been found. At 17,000 miles per hour, the typical speed of our spacecraft, it would only take 1.6 million years to go there. And, the planets are so far away from us that, even if you had a friend already living there, it would take 120 years for you to call, them to answer you, and you to answer them back.

jeterville flasher said...

Democrats, Republicans; left cheek, right cheek of the same arse. Me thinks Trump lies in middle of those cheeks.

Anonymous said...

Just gotta love the people screaming at their GOP congresspersons at these rallies around the country about Obamacare. At what point does the average person in this country realize that paying $50 per month for health insurance to cover $50,000 per month in some sort of medical care, is unsustainable? They will yell about "my situation". Unfortunately, this country has become so unhealthy, so lazy and so entitled that "my situation" is now the norm, not the rarity. Rarities can easily be supported by a prosperous society; we've gone too far out of balance on health care for there to be ANY solution.

Anonymous said...

Google launches robo tool to flag hate speech,
Liberally Lean goes away. Better stick to the animal videos and tone down the white guilt.

Anonymous said...

For now, maybe. But you are assuming the speed of light s the limit of speed. It isn't.

Rage

Anonymous said...

9:37
If a Trans was actively told they couldn't vote, ride public transport, test for the same job, denied for a mortgage, shop in the same store, drink from a public water fountain, …………………………………
then I might see the relevance, as would most people, but when .06% of the population is told that they have to use the anatomically correct restroom facilities, then, as most individuals will attest, a real civil rights problem does not exist.
This countrie's' citizens' have 50 choices available to them- I don't understand the concept/fixation of the left to force an agenda of social engineering on all its inhabitants like a wet blanket.
By the lefts thinking--we should have sound proof rooms built for patients with Tourette's syndrome or in the least ear phones passed out in public spaces.



Not Sam

RatherBesailing said...

If the new stuff is 40 light years away, are we sure it its still like what we are seeing?

Anonymous said...

9:49: I typed it that way just for you!

Anonymous said...

Don't believe NASA, they think the world is round

Anonymous said...

11:10 does not understand what a trans-person is.

Anonymous said...

10:05

At this point, what Obama did or did not do no longer matters.

What matters is what is the GOP House, the GOP Senate and the GOP Presidency going to do about it?

Put up or shut up elephants.

Anonymous said...

Obama put the rule in place due to lawsuits by transgender students asking to use the bathroom with which they identify. It created lawsuits from the other side. I know 2 people who are transgender. Guess what? You don't want them showing up in the bathroom that they do not identify with. It took me months to realize that one was not born a man and that was only when he posted that he was trans. Guess what? You've been peeing without knowing about this issue, probably your entire life. Why is it an issue for you now? Let transgender people be and leave them alone. They are doing no harm to you.

Anonymous said...

Imagine! Not only is RAGE an authority on political science and public administration, but now he is an authority on astrophysics and rocket science. (Tell us more about the speed of light) One wonders if he is a damn Yankee move in or has spent so much time around them he has become one?

DF Albert Einstein

Why Guy said...

Eliminate 4 pitched balls for intentional walk? Says a lot about our society.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-euNcCMy0CA

Anonymous said...

Real big fire out east of Rhome

Anonymous said...

Yea, I always cleanup the cemetery in my tie, dress shirt, and fancy gloves.

DF Sarcastic Guy

Anonymous said...

Hey folks! It's not brain surgery, it's rocket science.

DF NASA Scientist
credit given to a Simpsons episode

Anonymous said...

1:01, would you say it is more of a RAGING fire or a FLAMING fire? And are tumbleweeds involved?

DF Steve Eagar, Fox 4

Anonymous said...

The states' rights argument was decided back in 1865.

Ignorant sumbitches.

Anonymous said...

Mentally ill for $300.

Anonymous said...

Would you view Pence at the cemetery if it was called community organizing?

Triple Fake... said...

...changing the size of the strike zone.
That one will probably cause the loudest uproar from players, and fans