The Campaign For DA

3.10.2017

Random Friday Morning Thoughts


  • I thought that Tony Romo video, with Bob Dylan playing in the background, was cheesy. George Dunham of The Ticket this morning thought it was nothing more than an Under Armour product placement ad. 
  • Trump is going to have to release a proposed budget next week. This will be fascinating. 
  • I saw what I thought was going to be a fight behind Sweetie Pie's at lunch the other day in the parking lot behind it. It was a bunch of grown men who looked like they worked together and two to three of them were not happy with one another. 
  • Since  hospitals and insurance companies are against the GOP TrumpCare proposal, I think it might actually have merit.
  • I hate Girl Scout cookies, and I hate being bugged by Girl Scouts. #StayOffMyLawn #OldMan #DontCare
  • Mrs. LL is fascinated with any true crime murder stories. Documentaries. 20/20. That sort of thing. Makes me nervous. 
  • Hey, Wordkyle, it was announced this morning the unemployment has dropped to 4.7%. Still a fake number?
  • The Eighth Grader in The House and I have a routine: We leave the house at exactly 6:47 a.m. every morning. And we are never late, and I never have to tell her she's running late. Her discipline will pay off for her in the future. 
  • No one has greater retirement plans or health plans than government workers. And in Wise County, those are the most conservative people that exist. The smart ones realize the irony. 






48 comments:

Harry Hamid said...

It is tough to get into Kroger at this time of year due to the tiny female panhandlers.

When I say no to one, another pops up asking me for money, too.

I considered calling 9-1-1 to get the cops on the, since panhandling is illegal, but the person I was with said everybody on Earth would think I was a jerk and it would probably make national news and maybe I should just calm down.

Anonymous said...

I am with you BG nothing irritates me more that trying to go into walmart and both entrances are covered by girl scout and their moms who give you the stink eye because you won't buy any cookies!

Anonymous said...

There is no irony for the average state employee. They make less than the private sector, many of them because of the stability of the job and the promise of decent retirement benefits. You make these illogical claims with that air of lib smugness. Keep it up. You'll be assured a second Trump term.

Out Rage

Anonymous said...

It will be interesting to see a presidential budget....something we have forgotten about over the past few years. It is nice to have a president after all.

Anonymous said...

Hey, Wordkyle, it was announced this morning the unemployment has dropped to 4.7%. Still a fake number?

Now that we are under the thumb of President #Drumpf, I'm sure he doesn't think its a fake number now. The Orange Dorito has only been POTUS for 44 days, but these numbers are tremendous. You really can't beat these numbers. They're fantastic numbers.

Anonymous said...

You don't need Wordkyle to answer you question on unemployment. If 4.7% was derived by the same manner as it has been the last 8 years, it's wrong, and for the same reason.

Stay Classy

Anonymous said...

I am not so sure that Wise County medical and retirement plans are that spectacular.

Anonymous said...

No one has greater retirement plans or health plans than government workers.


Well, politicians in Washington DC have it the best. Free for lifetime and top notch doctors. And they are exempt from having the same doctors as us minions. And the greatest thing is the politicians don't really work. They go to the Capitol and are supposed to represent all American citizens, but they are there for their own self preservation. They don't lift a finger and take our money for nothing and get chics for free.

Anonymous said...

Buh-bye Romo, hope the Texans pick you up so they can continue to suck, too.

Anonymous said...

Trump is going to have to release a proposed budget next week. This will be fascinating.

This will be far from fascinating. You are being a douche if you think you could not predict the outcome of this 2 months ago. The media was 100% behind Obama and he was praised in all aspects for his proposed budget. Excuses were made. Reasons were justified. Blah. Blah.

With Trump you know it will be criticizing and critiquing and put downs and anything the evil left and media can do to divide this country more. Oh, don't get me wrong. He will get about 12-15% monotone praise, but the rest will be Trump bashing.

Not fascinating at all.

Anonymous said...

Friday Funday with Lisa Villegas

TF Big Harry Taft

wordkyle said...

BG, you still miss the point regarding my comments on the unemployment rate. The numbers are just numbers. My objection was to your (and Democrats, and the Liberal media) touting Obama's unemployment numbers as though they were some sort of success story. Because millions of Americans gave up looking for work during Obama's time in office, and using the formula used to calculate the official unemployment rate, the "official" unemployment rate went down. The more people who gave up, the lower the unemployment rate. Because people gave up looking for work, you and others praised Obama for his progress on unemployment. Ironic, at the least. That has been my point all along.

Trump will benefit from the same situation, if it occurs. Real improvement will be if the Labor Force Participation Rate goes up, meaning more folks are engaged in the employment process, either employed or looking for work. ("Looking," as in not sitting at home because of their hopelessness.) Ironically, that improved outlook could actually make the unemployment rate go up.

Anonymous said...

Wise County benefits are terrible. And their pay is well below the market. That's why we serve as a stepping stone/ training ground for metroplex law enforcement agencies. And those who can't make the cut with higher paying organizations are left here to stagnate the pond. We're like a filter that retains the crud.

Anonymous said...

Barry has all of us believing that he actually cares.

Anonymous said...

No $700 billion TARP. No $50 billion bailout of GM. No $787 billion stimulus. Just a president with a promise to cut taxes, cut regulation, and Make America Great Again.No lectures on "this is not who we are." No crap about "you did not build that." No apologies for things that happened a century or two ago. Just a president with a promise to cut taxes, cut regulation, and Make America Great Again. We have only begun to win.

Anonymous said...

Job growth strong in Feb; Wages Up...
Record Number of Americans Employed...
Manufacturing TRIPLED Growth in Gov't Jobs...
Construction largest gain in 10 years...
Debt Decreases $60B Since Inauguration...
Stocks Rock...

Yes -- Things are fascinating.

Anonymous said...

Out Rage is a government hating government employee?

SPEAKS VOLUMES

Anonymous said...

Skippy, Of course the unemployment rate is a fake number but you just can't seem to report the true numbers that goes along with it, such as construction largest gain in ten years, the debt decreases 60 billion since the inauguration and illegal aliens coming across the border has been slowed down to a trickle. Oh, and you forgot to say that we own him.

Anonymous said...

Girl Scout cookies....

Just say no if you don't want any. Not that hard. What is wrong with you people?

Anonymous said...

Government employees SHOULD make less than the private sector. At the federal level...Obammy changed that. Another stupid thing Obama did.

Be proud liberals!#

Anonymous said...

9:01

You sure are good at name calling...I bet you're a joy to live with.

Useless Liberal

Anonymous said...

I'm with you on that Harry. I have been advised to quit slapping the little urchins in public.

Anonymous said...

I wish the media would use correct terminology....
Immigration is the entering of a country legally.
An illegal alien has entered the country contrary to the laws.

Anonymous said...

Long term....I think Trump will out work the liberals. It won't be that hard. So much will be going on simultaneously the liberal cries and screams will be so fractured...it will turn into blathering noise

Anonymous said...

Barry you need get on down to Costa Rico. You will probably be one of the smarter transplants there. You might actually be able to fool the natives.

Anonymous said...

Wordkyle could not possibly have said it any better.

Unemployment dropping under Obama = bad!

Unemployment increasing under Trump = good!

DF not the real har har Sam, speaking volumes

Anonymous said...

@10:12

No on both counts. Work on your reading comprehension. Don't assume. You should go see UNT play ball. It will help your spirits.

Out Rage

Anonymous said...

Is it just me or is the RTG reminiscent of that scene from Fast Times at Ridgemont High?

I need to go to the bathroom real quick.

Anonymous said...

George Dunham of The Ticket this morning thought it was nothing more than an Under Armour product placement ad.

The cheesy hair dye that Dunham slathers on his hair is impacting his pea brain.

wordkyle said...

1100 - Actually, you'd be correct, but not for the reasons you think. But don't bother celebrating the occasion. Even a blind squirrel will occasionally find an acorn.

Anonymous said...

If you can't reasonably explain, to the next person you see, how jobs to population ratios impact the unemployment rate, or what underemployment actually is, or trends in participation rates, you are not at all qualified to comment on the "unemployment rate", because you don't really know what the heck it even is.

Anonymous said...

Wordkyle annoys me with his opinions but he is correct about the unemployment rate in his analysis. All his points about labor force participation versus the jobless rate are dead on.

Not double fake - Economics instructor.

Anonymous said...

Predictions of Future Trump "Benefits" to America:
1. First cut and eventual gutting of Medicare for seniors.
2. Conversion of Social Security to privately managed Wall Street stock investments - money lost in five years.
3. More dead and injured through bad foods because cut back in inspections.
4. A major Love Canal incident each year because EPA emasculated.
5. Your bank account and savings at risk with Wall Street gamblers unleashed again with no control.
6. Major re-alignment of major nation alliances because no one trusts Trump - winner is China.
7. America moves closer to becoming a nation of religious zealotry and nationalistic jingoism.
8. Healthcare system not fixed. Americans die regularly for simple things like diabetes, child birth, high blood pressure, skin cancers, etc because no affordable insurance for doctor visits and advance treatment.

DF Nostradamus

NoseALot said...

RTG: If she stood up straight you could probably see her camel toe .

Anonymous said...

Barry, regarding the spouse's obsession with true crime stories. Don't piss her off, don't buy her a pistol, and don't sit in a chair in the middle of the room with your back to her.

DF Pamela Fielder

Anonymous said...

And don't buy her an axe.

DF Candy Montgomery

Anonymous said...

Love your commentary Wordkyle. Keep up with the TRUTH. Slight correction to your 12:09 comment. "but not for the reasons you think"....You are assuming that person can think. Based on their comment...critical thinking or perhaps comprehension is not a strong skill...Keep trying 11:00; if you believe in yourself...anything is possible!

Anonymous said...

Barry... increase your dosage of anti depressants....STAT!

Anonymous said...

Dammit!

I was going to use DF Nostradamus!!

Anonymous said...

Hey, Wordkyle, it was announced this morning the unemployment has dropped to 4.7%

It's all Obammy's fault.

HeartStillinTexas said...

And as Barry Predicted:

Trump retweeted a post from the Drudge Report on its Twitter account which read simply: “GREAT AGAIN: +235,000”
Journalist:
“Does the President believe that this jobs report was accurate and a fair way to measure the economy?”
Spicer:
“I talked to the President prior to this, and he said to quote him very clearly,” Spicer said. “They may have been phony in the past, but it’s very real now.”

Anonymous said...

Is WK drinking fracking contaminated water and using Alternative Math? That's the only answer to some of his analysis.

DF Caprock Calculator

Anonymous said...

My wife is infatuated with Snapped. It's basically just women who killed their hubbies. So, I've wondered the same as you. We also watch a lot of Forensic Files, so she's learning a lot about forensics. Hmmmmm...

wordkyle said...

227 - I'm always interested in accuracy. Please elaborate on your comment, specifically how you arrived at your conclusion. I'm pretty confident in my numbers and analysis, so I'd really like to know where you think I went wrong.

Or was it just an excuse for you to make an empty, mindless, drive-by wisecrack?

Anonymous said...

The conservative vision for America. They want the country to burn and elected a fire bug to complete their dreams.

Anonymous said...

Thank you! Maybe you made it clear enough. Though you've said the same thing repeatedly, BG hasn't understood yet.

Anonymous said...

How do you figure 524????

Go back to smoking dope.

Anonymous said...

Hey, BG... Let the Waco lawsuits begin!
http://www.dallasnews.com/news/courts/2017/03/08/350m-sought-suit-filed-woman-arrested-waco-twin-peaks-shootout