The Campaign For DA

2.14.2017

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts



  • So we wake up to learn that the National Security Adviser has resigned because he contacted the Russians about removing sanctions before he took office? The destruction of the Trump Administration begins. (Kellyanne Conway said yesterday that Trump had "full confidence" in him.) He has been in office less than 30 days. What a cluster.
  • Mrs. LL this morning: "You want to know the big news? There will be a black Bachorlette!" (I told her she just made a bullet point. She laughed out loud.)
  • And you know why the NSA guy had to resign? The press. This time being the Washington Post doing its job. Or as Trump calls it, "FAKE NEWS!!"
  • Go to Fox News when a scandal like that breaks and it takes them forever to report it. 
  • What a gloomy Valentine's Day. 
  • Fox 4's Steve Eagar. blocked me on Twitter. I have no idea why, and he's only the second guy to ever do so. What is he thinking? His job depends on exposure from viewers and people talking about Fox 4. How does someone in the media not understand that? (And the feedback I got over that guy's arrogance once I announced I was blocked by him was shocking.) 
  • Gola Mae Fleming, 103, of Bridgeport had a segment on Fox 4 being a Dallas Mav's fan.  
  • Man, the "cash it outside" girl from Dr. Phil is getting famous. Idiocracy. And it's on all of us. 
  • The Canadian Prime Minister met Trump yesterday.
  • And Trump is already golfing more than the retired folks out at Runaway Bay.
  • As I continue to watch more Continuing Legal Education videos, I loved one lady from Carrollton who said time and time again, "Know your county. Know your judge."  She was talking about knowing nuances, the judge's staff, and most importantly the judge's view of disputed issues of the law. That's why I've never understood the out of town lawyer who stops me in the courthouse hallway and asks, "How's this docket thing work?" 
  • Never before in the history of America do every single one of us, no matter in what aspect of our lives, need to ask ourselves, "Are we being conned?" 



67 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Conway claimed that Flynn made the decision to resign himself and that Mr. Trump accepted it. During the interview, Conway wouldn’t explain why the resignation suddenly happened now since the Justice Department warned the White House weeks ago that Flynn had misled the White House and was susceptible to Russian blackmail, according to The Washington Post."

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/kellyanne-conway-explains-why-michael-flynn-decided-to-resign/

Denney Crane said...

Are we being conned? I think you're asking that question 24 years late...

I have felt conned since the beginning of the Bill Clinton administration, and every administration since.

Haven't you?

Anonymous said...

Where's Wordkyle and his outrage over a senior WH official flagrantly breaking the law making deals with the Russians, blatantly lying about it until the fake press reported uncovered him. Then the arrogant President and his administration refusing to speak about it?

He must be getting soft in his old age.

Guinjames said...

Did you see Kellyanne on the Today Show this morning? Constantly having to defend lies is rough on a girl, she looks like she was rode hard and hung up wet.

Anonymous said...

Steve Eager is a douchebag!

Anonymous said...

Nice RTG except for the hair.

Anonymous said...

luv me sum steve eager

Anonymous said...

Comrade Trump, this isn't going as planned. Get a grip.......or we call in our loans! the Russian mob.

Anonymous said...

Wordkyle has a genetic condition of the eyes that filter out indiscretions of his preferred political party, nothing to see here, move along.

Anonymous said...

Does your RTG use the same orange self-tanner as Trump?

Anonymous said...

Dems are pushing for a revolution in the US that will impose collectivism on us all. Plan on how to defend yourself if government fails. Point in fact: the Republicans run the show -- who will win a shooting war (down here in Texas) if Dems revolt in Washington?

More reports today of Dems asking for Trump's assassination. Maxine Waters wants to start impeachment proceedings.

Three weeks in office.

Gee, do you think all this nonsense will make Trump resign? Dems are digging a grave for themselves as a viable political authority.

Anonymous said...

You can jump on Trump's man, but nothing about Hillary and all her stuff ?

Man oh Man

Anonymous said...

Hell, I went out of my way to hire an "out of town" lawyer from downtown Ft Worth. He ran the table because of those half-wits in the DA's office. I still smile like a Cheshire cat when I think about the look of defeat in the prosecutors face. It was worth every damned cent!

Triple Fake... said...

didn't you call out Steve Eager a while back about something, probably his arrogance? That might give you some idea of why he blocked you.

Is a black Bachorlette Green-speak for black Bachelorette?
In Ticket-speak, that would be a Blachelorette.
Does this mean we have finally achieved racial equality, with this big news, plus we've had a president who is at least 51% black?

The Canadian PM is looking at Trump's hand like "Am I supposed to shake it or give you five, bro?"

The "cash ME outside" girl has been in the news lately, but she's at about 14:45 on the fame clock. That's a big bag of nothing (with apologies to BagofNothing). And now that you've mentioned her, you own her!

Triple Fake Andy Warhol

Anonymous said...

Let's check the partial tally so far:

Jade Helm was a cover for Obama's military takeover. Nope
Obama would declare martial law to extend his presidency. Nope
Obama would invite in U.N. troops in blue berets to takeover the U. S. nation. Nope
Trump would hire a Russian mole (possibly several) as an inside advisor. Yep.

Thanks Obama!

DF Strange Times

Anonymous said...

"Gola Mae Fleming, 103, of Bridgeport had a segment on Fox 4 being a Dallas Mav's fan."

Holy smokes. You just throw these awkwardly worded sentences in there to screw with people, right? I had no idea Fox 4 was such a big Mav's fan.

Anonymous said...

I'm not shaking that hand. I don't know where it has been.

DF Prime Minister Trudeau

Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
You can jump on Trump's man, but nothing about Hillary and all her stuff ?

Man oh Man

9:48 AM

Hillary is not the president! Big difference!

mzchief said...

As with EVERY POTUS we need to ask "are we being conned?" With Hillary there would have been no doubt.
SOURCE

Kellyann Conway being bashed for saying "Buy Ivanka's stuff" is the height of hypocrisy when there's documentation that Hillary Clinton, as Sec of State, engaged in pay-to-play with foreign nations. Hillary shilled for the Clinton Foundation while SoS. The Republicans defending Kellyann Conway for shilling for Ivanka, after they blasted Hillary for selling out the office of SoS goes to prove, Republicans and Democrats are equally unethical dirtbags. NSA Flynn resigned because of the intel that was leaked and reported by the media. Makes you wonder IF the media had investigated and reported on the Obama Admin how many people would have resigned. WHO would have been thrown under the bus for the Benghazi lie?

Anyone who thinks their political party is better than the other is either a moron or delusional.

Sam Brows said...

pretty sure it is "cashME ousigh"...as in, "if you don't like what i'm layig down here ladies, you can catch me outside". She was pretty much throwing down the gauntlet the first time he had her on the show. then she comes back and tells Phil she made him famous. but don't let the ability to speak English fool ya, that girl...what? she's nuts? she's a great example of a failed school system...she's destined for dancing with the stars in a few years?

wordkyle said...

1) It's good to see that I'm staying on your quirky little minds. 2) Show that you really understand the Flynn situation and maybe we can have a discussion. As of right now you're still a little deficient.

Anonymous said...

You are acting very Gordon Keith little red riding hoodish with the Steve Eagar thing. Keep hating. Tall, handsome, talented.

Anonymous said...

I know that Trump has used the term "Fake News" multiple times, but if he described the Washington Post's reporting the NSA guy/Russia story in that fashion, then I missed it.

It seems to me that you are correct when you say the Wash Post did its job on this story, but that does not mean that they have not/do not also report fake news. It is difficult to tell whether they are "conning" us or not. Just because they got this one right does not mean Wash Post is a credible news source, you must examine their body of work.

Last night I saw Fox News' bottom-of-the-screen crawler on the resignation of the NSA guy, and watched their long segment about it, with a commentator reporting additional details as they were confirmed in his earbud. I don't know the time when each of those things first appeared on Fox, or which network was the 1st to break the story, but I don't get your "takes them forever" bullet point. Are you saying that they get "scooped" often, or that they cover up this type of story, or what?

Anonymous said...

10:55

Translated...you have no defense or explanation at this time.

Anonymous said...

10:37 - how is the school responsible for "Cash me outside" girl? Again, the individual has the choice. I am sure her school has plenty of upstanding and intelligent people pursuing their respective ambitions. Cash me outside is the product of negligent parenting.

Anonymous said...

LOL, Wordy can't say the words. It's like watching Fonzie say he was wr-wr-wr-wrong.

Anonymous said...

Kellyann has brought the old saying "rode hard and put up wet" back into popular usage - even among people who probably would never would have used it.

Anonymous said...

10:07 - Nope.

self made man said...

That is a brilliant picture of Trudeau... and Speaks Volumes...

Anonymous said...

Your approval is important to me Wordkyle, so let me see if I have this right because I am so hoping that you will have this discussion with me:

1. The day that Obama sanctioned Russia for meddling in American elections, Flynn had several phone calls with Russian politicians;
2. They discussed the sanctions, and what Trump would do about them;
3. Flynn then told Pence that he did not talk about sanctions with Russia;
4. Pence told the world that Flynn did not talk about sanctions;
5. The Department of Justice has since found out that was a lie, and advised the administration that it left Flynn and the administration subject to blackmail because it was dishonest; and
6. The administration confronted Flynn, and Flynn has now fallen on his proverbial sword, using the euphemism that he gave "incomplete information" to Pence, not that he outright lied, which is probably more accurate.

The above is the alternative facts version of what really happened, which is as follows:

1. The day that Obama sanctioned Russia for meddling in American elections, Flynn had several phone calls with Russian politicians--and Trump knew about it from the start;
2. They discussed the sanctions, and what Trump would do about them--and Trump knew about it from the start;
3. Pence told the world that no such discussion took place;
4. The DOJ discovered that was a lie;
6. The administration scapegoated Flynn, and Flynn has now taken one for the team, using the euphemism that he gave "incomplete information" to Pence, not that he outright lied, which is what really happened.


How'd I do?

DF Eagerly Awaiting Your Approval

Rage

Anonymous said...

12:22 wins fo the day. Good stuff.

Rage

wordkyle said...

Sorry, kids. The language used so far doesn't show that you understand what's happened.

Anonymous said...

I was hoping for some shit sandwich talk, but that was still pretty solid.

Anonymous said...

10:15 - Unapologetic whataboutism

Anonymous said...

Are we sure WK is really in Lubbock? He may have been in Chelyabinsk all along, with his computer location spoofed. Just another part of Putin's plan.

DF The Alex Jones Radio Show

Anonymous said...

I don't think that is one of our colors for the RTG today.

DF Lady Clairol

Anonymous said...

Rage @ 1:05 - Perfect except that some combination of Sally Yates, Jim Comey, and/or John Brennan told the Trump team that Flynn probably lied and could probably be blackmailed OVER TWO WEEKS AGO. Yet, nothing was done until yesterday when the WaPo article was released.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/02/14/the-timeline-of-michael-flynns-resignation-is-troubling-for-the-trump-white-house/?utm_term=.0da6c4cf4fdc

Anonymous said...

Does this mean I have to add borscht to the White House menu?

DF The White House Chef

Anonymous said...

"Hell, I went out of my way to hire an 'out of town' lawyer from downtown Ft Worth. He ran the table because of those half-wits in the DA's office. I still smile like a Cheshire cat when I think about the look of defeat in the prosecutors face. It was worth every damned cent!"

Comments like that are why I come here every day.

Anonymous said...

Should we be concerned that the new U. S. presidential plane request for proposals just came out and it coincidentally matches the Ilyushin Il-96-300PU and the bid price is requested to be given in rubles? Just wondering.

DF Boeing Bid Team

Anonymous said...

Mr President, there's a guy named Fair Trade Vladimir at the front gate saying he's here to kick the tires and evaluate 293 B-52 bombers as a trade-in on a Ilyushin Il-96-300PU. He also says he'll probably have to have some cash difference since most of them will be scrapped out. Do I let him in? And he brought his own wreckers.

Df Gate Guard at Barksdale AFB

Anonymous said...

Mr. Attorney General, get me an out-of-town attorney, STAT. Maybe call the Moscow Bar for a referral.

DF Donald Trump, President for Now

whisky O said...

Ok, I'll take a stab at it.

1. Flynn is about as anti Russian as they come.
2. The CIA threw him under the bus for calling them out on their failures.
3. The media is ignoring the crime (leaking transcripts) behind the scandal to undermine an administration they loathe.

Anonymous said...

RTG pirates are wearing a lot less than back in my day.

DF Long John Silver

Anonymous said...

You know 1:22, I normally wouldn't begrudge them a little delay in order to investigate. But we all know that they would never have done a thing without the WaPo article.

So I'll add your comment to my timeline, and eagerly await Wordkyle's rebuttal.



1:19, he may be on a book tour for that self-published book that he's only sold copies of to his mom. And by book tour, I mean he's out in front of the Abilene Wal-Mart, throwing elbows at the Girl Scouts that encroach upon his space.


Rage

mzchief said...

To Anonymous 1:14...

You don't even understand the term "whataboutism" if you believe that's what I was doing at 10:15. Not even ONCE did I attempt to use Obama's past bad behaviour to justify/defend the current administration's bad behaviour. I was pointing out they are BOTH SHIT!

IF YOU are honestly attempting to justify or defend ANY of the bad behaviour of ANY prior admin, you're a BIG PART of the problem with our current political system.

You idiots, who treat politics like rooting for your favourite sport's team, are the reason the US ended up with the "choice" of Crazy or Evil for POTUS.

NoseALot said...

Once again you cover up the good part of the RTG.

Anonymous said...

I wish all the immigrants who hate our country and politicians would go back home.

Yes Mischief, this means you.

Anonymous said...

Question: Even if the media is "out to get" the president, doesn't that say something about the president's ability to "bridge the gap" and organizationally manage the country? I am not saying one needs to fully comply with the media's demands, but isn't important to understand they serve a necessary purpose within the U.S.? Trump's decision to deride, underestimate, and insult the media was not a smart move. The media is the conduit to which the president communicates with the American people, no? Isn't this akin to managing internal customers within a corporation?

Gary

wordkyle said...

I consulted the Flynn stories in both the NY Times and WaPo -- both dedicated Democrat water carriers -- and neither of them said anything close to the craziness claimed by the commenters who for some reason decided to include my name in their remarks. When you nutjobs show that you have a grasp on reality, no matter how tenuous, I'll be happy to discuss matters with you. I have to tell you, though, I'm not hopeful.

Anonymous said...

The fourth estate became the fifth column and now sadly only a joke.

Anonymous said...

3:03, you are forgetting your Manchurian Candidate backstory. Who would make the most solid deep cover agent placed high in the American government? Someone who was a traditional red-white-blue military and rabidly anti-Russian, by all appearances. Another spymaster from tears back said it was worth shooting a few of your own soldiers to help the provenance of someone you were trying to infiltrate into the other side.

DF The Red Queen

Anonymous said...

Guess what snowflake y'all will have another chance in 4 years for the win. Until then get used to it! President Trump will make America great if you give him a little time. He's prolly going to put most of freeloading bunch to work or deported

mzchief said...

To Anonymous 3:47...

You know so little about me but yet you dislike me. You really need to seek psychological counseling, if it takes absolutely nothing more than me to post my opinions on The Blog to enable me to crawl around in your head.

Just a FYI...Though I was born and raised in the UK, I am a US citizen by birth. My father was a US citizen.


that was fun. thank you.

Anonymous said...

Well Obama golfed more than a Devon employee. Now that's saying something.

Fracker Jack

Anonymous said...

1:07

Translated....I got nuthin'.

Anonymous said...

Ok, I'll bite: how is the out-of-town lawyer supposed to "know" how things go in a county.....unless he asks. Are you saying that the out-of-town lawyer is an asshole for asking you how it works in your county? Or are you saying you literally didn't understand him because he was speaking a foreign language.
This is why your hypothetical "out-of-town" lawyer thinks most small town lawyers are douches.

Anonymous said...

4:02

Ok...I'll ask....which national newspapers are pro-GOP? Or in your words....truthful?

whisky O said...

Oh no, I've forgotten fiction.
Sorry

wordkyle said...

622 - I'm not sure what you said, and what's more I'm pretty sure you don't know what you said. My point was that you crazies have outpaced even the big Liberal newspapers with your outlandish versions of the news. Violent, deluded, and deranged is apparently the new normal for the Left.

Anonymous said...

6:21 PM - I wondered the same thing. I would think that the best way for an out of town lawyer to learn the nuances of Wise County would be to ask a Wise County lawyer.

As far as the guy above bashing the tarrant DA office - we local defense guys are collectively shocked at what a terrible district attorney Sharen has turned out to be. You an go from docket to docket and the prosecutors all sit in docket and run her down, even the felony court chiefs. They hate her and they all tell stories of others in the office who are incompetent (never them, lol).

Anonymous said...

C'mon Wordy. Fonzie did it, so can you.

DF Chuck Cunningham

Anonymous said...

402 we are just glad you are not a nutjob.

wordkyle said...

Again, you guys don't show any grasp on reality, much less a grasp of the issues. Why waste time trying to discuss issues with you? With all the brouhaha, not one of you has shown that you know what happened in the Flynn situation. It's not a secret; your side's leading spokespapers have talked about it. But you guys still can't. You're enjoying a sense of moral superiority in your ignorance.

Anonymous said...

WK --

All they have is bluster and hot air. The long game will hold out. Keep the faith.

Harry Hamid said...

Pink hair.... check.
Painted-on eyebrows... check.
Navel piercing... check.
Nose and/or lip ring.... Whaaaaa?

And only one little leg tattoo? I'm really disappointed.

Might as well be posting pictures of my grandmother.

wordkyle said...

1252 - I dunno. They're resorting to violence to stop people from disagreeing with them. (Note: Not for doing anything or taking any action; just for having the nerve to disagree.) Enough rioting and bloodshed and people are going to get gun-shy. Especially when you're sure to be prosecuted for defending yourself or your property.

The other side is headless-chicken crazy, and there's no telling where they'll stop.