The Campaign For DA

2.07.2017

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts


  • It's going to be 85 today? My sinuses are not pleased. 
  • After watching a DPS traffic stop video yesterday, there is no question the troopers now have license plate readers.
  • Trump says the media is "under reporting" terrorist attacks. So what does that mean? Press Secretary Sean Spicer cleared it up for us:  "There’s a lot of instances that have occurred where I don’t think they've gotten the coverage it deserved." Umkay. Like the Bowling Green Massacre?
  • Let's check in on the Toddler In Chief this morning: 
  • He just violated the "Oh, yeah? What about you?!" rule. 
  • Zuzu's body has been found. And it is fascinating that the cops haven't charged the boyfriend with murder but only Abuse of Corpse. That means they have a very, very weak murder case. 
  • Oh my:
  • Baylor's new strength coach was arrested for solicitation of prostitution in a sting operation and promptly fired. Side note: How is prostitution a crime in 2017? (And I saw where BagOfNothing went on his millionth anti-Baylor rant today. Dude, give it up. You can only have so much hate.)
  • Hot Movie Opinion: Star Wars and its sequels are mindless drivel. 
  • I'm not sure why Weatherford College treats Wise County like a red headed stepchild. You're Weatherford College.
  • This obituary for a 19 year old in the Jacksboro newspaper got my attention because of one sentence. And then I saw this article about her death which, in case you don't know, references fans of Insane Clown Posse.



34 comments:

wordkyle said...

BG, your "oh yeah, what about you?" rule is designed only to justify unjustifiable attacks by your side. Besides that, you apply it any time it suits you, whether it's applicable or not. In your example, Trump completely rebuts and refutes the accusations -- he doesn't try to justify them by equating them to Obama's actions.

And again, the use of OYWAY is often about the accuser, not the one being attacked. As a justification for repeating someone else's mistake, I agree that it's bad. As a rebuttal to false equivalents, repeated baseless rumors, and outright lies, it rightly puts the onus of justification back on the accuser.

RPM said...

Trump signed the EO putting Steve Bannon on the NSC and didn't know what he was signing.
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/02/06/report-trump-not-fully-briefed-on-exec-order-that-gave-bannon-seat-at-nsc-meetings.html

Anonymous said...

(And I saw where BagOfNothing when on his millionth anti-Baylor rant today. Dude, give it up. You can only have so much hate.)

Pot, meet Kettle.. Are you serious right now? Have you read any of your comments regarding Trump? Counselor, "you can only have so much hate.) May want to take your own advise there sir.

Anonymous said...

The whataboutism defense was appparently popularized by the Soviets. The irony is not lost on me.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whataboutism

Anonymous said...

Tayler and her boyfriend had been sober for a while! Clean and off of drugs. She had a hard life growing up. I did not know her personally but I know some of her family.

Harry Hamid said...

I agree with your "Oh yeah?" point.

It seems like when bad behavior by "our side" is brought up, the response is too often, "The other side is just as bad or worse!" or "You guys did it, too!"

Certain behaviors are either right or they are wrong. The question. Th test shouldn't be what the other side did, but rather whether it is right or not.

Politics is infected with relativism.

wordkyle said...

And there you go. The NY Times story on Trump's EO putting Bannon on the NSC says that Trump "was not fully briefed on details of the executive order." In the Left's retelling, it's "Trump didn't know what he was signing." And in the Liberal echo chamber it goes round and round, warming Leftist hearts and encouraging their sense of moral superiority in their ignorance.

Meanwhile, Trump denies the Times story and says he was fully briefed.

Anonymous said...

ha. fake smart notgoodswithwordsKyle uses the OYWAY to knock down the OYWAY argument - a sad, strange little man.

Anonymous said...

So....BagOfNothing has to give it up, but you don't? If we're gonna hear four years of fine whine from you, we get to offset it with BagOfNothing reminding us of your fine collegiate very liberal education.
It's amazing how such a 'conservative Baptist' school is sooo very liberal!

wordkyle said...

946 - Please explain your thinking. You went to a lot of trouble to comment, and I'm sure everyone would like to see your chain of logic. (Unless you just jumbled together some words so you could post an online insult. But surely that's not it, is it?)

Anonymous said...

If you do not 100% believe everything that comes out of Trump's mouth then you are the biased, liberal media.

Trump says he has "no deals" in Russia. Bill O'Reilly asks him questions about Russia. Trump gives a "oh yea, what about the USA" defense of Russia. Bill O'Reilly is obviously the biased, liberal media.

/s

Anonymous said...

@ Harry Hamid: "Certain behaviors are either right or they are wrong. The question. Th test shouldn't be what the other side did, but rather whether it is right or not." Spot on.
""The other side is just as bad or worse!" or "You guys did it, too!"". In this tweet, Trump used neither of those arguments/defenses. 1st, Trump denies dealings with Putin/Russia. I am not defending him, nor do I have any knowledge as to whether that is a true statement or not. 2nd, he makes an allegation that "the haters" are using the technique of accusing him of doing what they did, when he did not.

You and BG are demonstrating intellectual dishonesty in this.

wordkyle said...

1000 - Do you want your comment to be considered as a mature adult's opinion? If so, then take a look at your first line and see if that supports your goal, or if it is simply another immature overstatement so you can vent your spleen online.

Anonymous said...

*sequel. fixed it for you. there has only been one. ;)

Anonymous said...

Star Wars is mindless drivel? A classic saga that has proven the test of time. Your rants about our Commander In Chief are boring and uninspiring! Your worse than the Berkley hypocrites.

mzchief said...

Barry...

You need to take a step back and take a VERY DEEP breath to give you time to sort out the Trump Derangement Syndrom you've bought into. At this point, you're putting your ability to be unbiased/objective in serious doubt. NOTHING Trump is doing is bringing about the end of the world.

For instance, Trump's temporary travel ban from countries Obama had previously declared have unstable governments is in the best interest of the US. I personally know of an entire family, who came from Iraq to the US, during the early years of the Iraq War, using fraudulent documents with legitimate information. They did this because the Iraq government was so buggered they couldn't obtain legit documents. They say that the government, in Iraq, is currently so unstable and that ISiS has had control of so much of Iraq, there's really no way of trusting ANY travel/identification documentation from Iraq. The same is true for Syria and the other nations on the TEMPORARY travel ban list.

As for refugees, NO ONE has the right to enter another nation because their country is on fire. Why haven't there been "safe zones" set up in Syria or neighbouring nations, with the assurance that if a refugee is harmed Hell-fire will rain on Bashar al-Assad? Why aren't more Mideast nations accepting refugees? A 120-day moratorium on refugees would allow for some of these issues to be addressed.

Interesting List of Nations Accepting Refuggees"

Anonymous said...

Barry,

Has the possibility that Trump's twitterings are merely his left hand distracting you from what the right hand is doing?

Anonymous said...

Wow, Wordchild is throwing a hissy this morning! Sad.

Anonymous said...

No doubt Trump needs to lay off the Twitter.... or at least let someone else run it.

Thankfully his politics and executive orders are right on. He's a doer.... he's doing what he said he would do and people voted for that. Moving us back in the right direction.

wordkyle said...

LOL A hissy...it's been a while since I heard anyone use that term. Of course, their teacart was not as delicate as yours, and not as easily upset, so their use was more accurate. If you consider my comments a "hissy," I wonder how you handle someone who's really mad?

Anonymous said...

Dude, have some prune juice or something.

Anonymous said...

Why do I always catch so much grief? Is it my freckles?

DF Red Headed Stepchild

Anonymous said...

So glad that the Texas Legislature has fast-tracked ethics reform. Now things will certainly change in Austin. Yep, no more back room deals or secret payoffs. Just honest folks doing Good for the People of Texas. Honesty is back.

Wow, I almost couldn't type that for laughing so hard. What a crock. That's like a fox attending ethics classes for eating chickens. Just ain't going to change the behavior.

DF Ethics - You Got'Em or You Don't

Anonymous said...

I agree with you on prostitution. It's not my cup of tea, but let's face it...a person can give it away for free all day long, trade dinner and movie for it, use it to get married, etc., but slip that person a 20 for it and you both go to jail, and lose your car, etc.? Plus, it's totally legal in much of the developed world, and even spots in our own country.

Anonymous said...

2:46

You do realize you just called everyone's wife a whore, don't you? But, I have to agree with your logic.

Anonymous said...

2:46--$20? What truck stop do you frequent? Stay away from the courthouse bathrooms, please.

Rage

Anonymous said...

How does Weatherford College unfairly treat Wise County, exactly? The answer...it actually does nothing to treat Wise County students unfairly.

Anonymous said...

25 posts so far, 5 by the same poster.

Someone needs attention.

Anonymous said...

2:46 you are right. My daddy always said it is better to rent than to buy. You always have the freshest model and all the parts are showroom new. And you don't have to deal with depreciation.

DF La Zona Rosa

Anonymous said...

Being a fry cook sure makes Rage get excited over $20.

Anonymous said...

Dream on 6:14. My boyfriend will slip me a 20 for three minutes of loving. I'm that good.

Rage

Old Man Gordon from Gordon's Man's Shop said...

"(And I saw where BagOfNothing went on his millionth anti-Baylor rant today. Dude, give it up. You can only have so much hate.)"

Really? This coming from the same fuckwit who has just as many anti-Trump rants since his projections and predictions of Hillary winning went so awry? Maybe you should abide by your own analogy of one only having so much hate. You're a hypocritical little bitch.

mzchief said...

To Anonymous 10:47...

Take a long hard look in the mirror before you EVER AGAIN think to chastise someone for their out of control hate.

Jeeze, step away from the Internet and learn how to become a decent human being.

Anonymous said...

Good one. From unappreciated wife.