The Campaign For DA

3.16.2017

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts




  • My genius healthcare plan. Complaints: (1) "$400 to $600 isn't enough to cover my medical expenses over the years." First, baloney. How do you think insurance companies can survive if that is the  premium they charge for a person. You just admitted they couldn't make a profit. Secondly, you forgot how my "open market" concept drives down costs. (2) "You take out another $500 out of my check, I can't survive." You might not survive because you can't read. That is already happening, but it is going to an insurance company. My trademarked health care plan lets you keep your money in an account that belongs to you. Which one would you prefer?
  • Our U.S. AG thinks marijuana and heroin are basically the same. He said, "And I am astonished to hear people suggest that we can solve our heroin crisis by legalizing marijuana – so people can trade one life-wrecking dependency for another that’s only slightly less awful." And that wasn't an off the cuff remark. They was a prepared speech. 
  • General thought: Racists these days don't wear Klan hoods. Especially smart racists. When you hear someone smart say something which makes you cock an eyebrow, ask yourself, "Is that something a very smart racist would say who doesn't want to admit, or maybe doesn't even know, he's a racist?" It's a test I've used for years.
  • This Obamacare "Repeal and Replace" isn't going very well.
  • I had my very intense re-occurring dream/nightmare of being back in college, having missed most of my classes, and not being able to find where they are even being held. It's so bizarre. 
  • For the one Dennis Prager fan out there,  I listened to him yesterday and he said this: "We are living in an era of stupidity because so many people are going to college and being indoctrinated." Yes, being exposed to the world and other ideas makes you stupid. Stay in your closet and be smart. Sheesh. 
  • Resignation letter at Cleburne ISD: “Athletic Director Mark Walker and Human Resources Director Kyle Boles, along with Dr. Kyle Heath, have used such malicious tactics as bullying, harassment, and retaliation, and have threatened poor evaluations and non-renewal if I did not comply with their schemes.” 
  • I thought about doing a Top Ten Movie List Of All Time. It's impossible. I'll have to do special categories. I might start with Best Legal Movies and let you boys join in with suggestions. 
  • We watch a lot of softball in the house and I saw something yesterday that I had no idea what the rule is: What if the bat, because of some crazy fluke and ball spin, hits the ball twice before it goes into play? (And that's why I'd never be an umpire in a girl's softball league. Parents would be yelling, "That's a double hit!", and I'd have a question mark floating over my head.) Uh, what is the rule? I think dead ball. 
  • I rarely splurge and treat myself to chicken tenders but I did yesterday at Popeye's. They gave me dark gravy. Noy white. That's unacceptable. 
  • Fox 4's Mike Doocy said the morning on The Ticket that he fainted at work and was out for a few minutes. Doctors don't know why. 
  • Last chance to sign up for Liberally Lean March Madness Tourney.







45 comments:

John G said...

Twelve Angry Men, To Kill a mockingbird.

Anonymous said...

Brown gravy. Just got back from spring break in London where they serve everything with brown gravy. I don't get it. Especially the bottled stuff they have on the table like ketchup. I tried it and thought it was tasteless.

I didn't order many meat pies simply because I didn't want the soggy gravy all over it but I did have one steak and stilton pie with the gravy that was fabulous. It might have converted me to brown gravy if it is done very right.

Anonymous said...

The Cleburne ISD mess is just going to get worse. Part of it is the Supt. (who was previously at Manfield) bringing over all his buds to Cleburne. He really screwed up letting the lady who was Athletic Director go so he could hire a friend. She has filed a big money lawsuit for improper dismissal. The now-ex football coach was one of many supporters of her, so the Supt. and his buddies drove him out, allegedly. Watch for more developments in the months to come.

DF Peyton Place with a Texas flair

Anonymous said...

Barry, do the Top Ten Movies in various categories. Should be great fun. And we can all enjoy how wrong WK is on films, along with his train-wreck political analysis. Could be a great Liberally Lean bit.

DF Cecil B. DeMille

Anonymous said...

The whiter the robes, the greater the racism.

DF Jeff Sessions
DF sponsored by DF Chlorox

Anonymous said...

RE: RTG

Schwinnnnng...literally.

Anonymous said...

I think you misunderstood the complaint that many people making low income livings have not signed up for basic policies in the past because $200 was too much. That $200, or in your plan $500, is currently being used for living expenses and not already being deducted from their check. So in your plan you have just screwed over the very people that Obamacare was supposed to help. It's hard to maintain a job when you are homeless, and by then you won't care about insurance.

Anonymous said...

How about this healthcare plan...just pay cash for any medical expenses you incur.

Anonymous said...

It's a foul ball.

Anonymous said...

Top 5 Legal Films: To Kill a Mockingbird, 12 Angry Men, Anatomy of a Murder, The Caine Mutiny, Witness For The Prosecution.

Whatchumean white gravy at Popeye's? Someone needs to have a long talk with you my friend. A. Long. Talk.

Anonymous said...

The link to the story about the Cleburne coach was a good read. I think Cleburne's politics may be more entertaining than Decatur's!

Anonymous said...

As long as such high numbers of Americans require 10X, 100X, 1,000X more in cost of healthcare than they can pay, there is no fix. None. Not happening. The only way it corrects is if the vast majority of Americans are healthy for their lives. Not happening anymore.

Anonymous said...

Marijuana and heroin are not the same. Marijuana is better.

DF Jeff Spicoli

Triple Fake... said...

Top Ten Legal Movies:
Where would My Cousin Vinny place on the list? I read an article in the WSJ just the other day that says it's a fave of the legal profession, due to its realistic courtroom proceedings. It was even referenced by the late Justice Scalia once, saying something about "My Uncle Vinny - it was mistitled."
And your favorite legal nemesis Justice Willett was mentioned in the article, too. Citing Mona Lisa's testimony "Best experiential witness ever!!!"

Softball rule:
when the ball has been hit once by the bat, it's in play. Any contact with the ball by the batter after that is interference. I think the batter is then called out. Not sure if that would still be the call if it's a foul

wordkyle said...

A plethora of targets today, counselor. But let's begin with just one, on your hot Prager opinion. "being exposed to the world and other ideas..." Without having listened to Prager, I'll wager that he's arguing that college students are not exposed to other ideas, but are rather taught only one philosophy, liberalism. If you'd like I'll trot out the many stories of various universities doing their best to crush non-liberal thought, but is it even necessary?

As for your "smart racist" comment, it pretty much appears as though you want to be able to interpret racism any way you want, without any objective definition. That would certainly justify, in your own mind, calling someone racist because they disagree with you. You could just offer up the "what they really meant" argument and interpret their words to suit yourself. The problem with your, um, flexibility is that your overuse lessens the outrage that normal people should feel about actual racism.

Anonymous said...

Hey Skippy, Have you ever seen Watters World when he goes on college campuses and interviews those skulls full of mush? It's sad to see that their parents are paying all of that money and their children have no idea how to answer simple real life questions. And you still think they aren't being indoctrinated?

wordkyle said...

902 - Is there something lacking in your life that you feel compelled to beg for my attention?

Anonymous said...

https://www.yahoo.com/news/okla-senator-trump-supporter-caught-010700630.html

Anonymous said...

Baloney??

Really?

DF Oscar M.

Anonymous said...

Is there any way that Lisa Villegas will touch my peen before she leaves DFW?

TF Big Harry Taft

whisky O said...

Man I wish my insurance was only $600.
Both drugs are the same, illegal.
Bitching about dark gravy? Racist.

Anonymous said...

What you don't get is everyone is racist one way or the other at different levels. Every ethnicity. I'm betting you laugh it up if it's mild humor like on the Ticket. Don't act like you know the definition of a racist and how it should be used. No one does. And the way it has been thrown around lately, it lessens it all the more. Your side can be thanked for that. Keep crying racist and Nazi.

Anonymous said...

BG - you commented yesterday(?) about the lack of most folks' lack of situational awareness.

Check out the people waiting at the train station, train rolling in, snow piled up on the tracks...

http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/news/a53894/train-commuter-snow/

Anonymous said...

I read your post about brown gravy not being acceptable and wondered to myself: Is this something a smart racist would say?

Sam Brows said...

wordkyle is on the mark. Washington Post, October 6, 2016 article, and let's face it, you don't have to look hard to find a bunch of similar ones: 40 Universities studied; Professors identifying as liberal (3623)vs. conservative (314), for a ratio of 11.5 to 1. It would be silly to believe that those liberal professors are in the business of pushing a conservative agenda.

Rex Kramer said...

No particular order:

Inherit the Wind
The Cain Mutiny
A Few Good Men
The Linconln Lawyer
A Time to Kill
To Kill a Mockingbird
12 Angry Men
The Rain Maker
The Paper Chase
Philladelphia

bencat said...

That is one seriously hot RTG. Top ten all time.

Anonymous said...

White gravy is the only way to go. Texas goodness.

DF Chicken Very Fast Restaurant (you could even say Express)

Anonymous said...

In regards to the Oklahoma senator story: nothing good ever happened at a Super 8 Motel. Nothing.

DF Tom Bodette
DF the light is turned off

Anonymous said...

Seriously? Quit shilling for your sister Poncho.

DF Butterface

Anonymous said...

Dennis Prager would feel right at home here in Wise County

White-Anglo-Saxon-Protestant.

Anonymous said...

"I had my very intense re-occurring dream/nightmare of being back in college, having missed most of my classes, and not being able to find where they are even being held. It's so bizarre."

I've had a similar nightmare, or a version of it, many times. Usually it's a class I stopped going to and then forgot about. All my finals are today. And I just remembered the forgotten class. It's my last semester before graduation, the textbook is enormous and I've never even opened it.

rangerjim60 said...

As a high school softball umpire - here's your answer - and realize it's never simple.
If the bat is not moving and the ball rolls into the bat - it is a live ball - even if the bat is in foul territory and ball after hitting the bat goes fair.
If the bat is moving and hits the ball then it is a dead ball out (if in fair territory) for hitting the ball twice.
Clear as mud? Most of the time it's an easy call as an ump but coaches, fans and players get really confused on this one.

Anonymous said...

You still can't find the English class.

Recurring is an already existing word that means what you think re-occurring means. Re-occurring is not a word

Anonymous said...

Century Link is adding more customers and we are paying for it with slow streaming speed...today I can't even pull up the bank website or my Century Link email account. Facebook is so slow it disgusting...I am pissed. It happened last month and they admitted it to me over the phone they are working on the system and it will be doing this off and on for a while...rats are the only game in town...monopoly.

Anonymous said...

wordkyle said...
902 - Is there something lacking in your life that you feel compelled to beg for my attention?


Why did that sound like Hannibal Lecter's voice in my head?

Anonymous said...

11:45 - Prager is a Jew.

Anonymous said...

Barry thinks that there is a free exchange of ideas on University campuses?

Why Guy said...

Talon grip on chain?

Anonymous said...

CenturyLink sucks & they couldn't care less about Wise County.

Anonymous said...

11:50 and Bu

Same dream, for decades, except I'm running around campus naked, but no one seems to notice.

HarveyLee said...

There was a trial in Body Heat?

Anonymous said...

Barry fantasizes of one day brushing a pony with Jon Stewart.

Anonymous said...

You know what the AG meant in you have a registering IQ. There is a correlation between puffing week and heroine users....and other illegal drugs as well.

RPM said...

2:11 wins the internets today