The Campaign For DA

3.23.2017

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts



  • Rick Perry, in a Houston Chronicle op-ed piece, questioned the legitimacy of the election that gave Aggieland its first openly gay student body president.  As new Energy Secretary, you'd think he'd spend his time learning about the Department of Energy instead. 
  • Texas Tech's new football practice facility, under construction, caught fire yesterday. It looked worse than it was. 
  • If you think  House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes said that Trump was intentionally spied on, you might want to read what he said
  • Jumping off Rufe Snow Drive bridge onto 820 sounds like a horrible way to commit suicide (not that there is any good way.)
  • Wow. The Baylor case that started the entire scandal.  
  • "The geographic size of a country means nothing." - Dennis Prager yesterday. Sheesh. I can think of a handful of reasons. 
  • Both Channel 8 and WBAP did quick stories about students "protesting" about the resignation of a coach in Cleburne. Neither report threw in a sentence to explain why he resigned
  • Trump gave an interview to Time magazine:
  • June Bugs are active little things once they get going. But it makes the Family Cat happy if one sneaks in. 
  • It looks like the Wise County Courthouse is getting a new Texas Historical Marker but it's covered up right now on the East lawn. Anyone know what it is about?

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

Q: Is there anything different about making these kinds of predictions without having the factual evidence as President?

A; I’m a very instinctual person, but my instinct turns out to be right. When everyone said I wasn’t going to win the election, I said well I think I would. You know it is interesting, somebody came up to me and said the other day, gee whiz, the New York Times and other people, you know other groups, had you down at one percent, well, I said no I think I am going to win, and people smiled, George Stephanopoulos laughed, you remember. He thought it was very cute, and very funny. Other people smiled. And some people, the smart people or the people that know me didn’t laugh at all. There are people that know me, like Carl Icahn and many others, that didn’t laugh at all, they thought I was going to win, because they understand how I, they understand me. They get it. But you take a look and guess what, I won, and I won easily. I predicted Brexit. Remember they said there was no way to get to 270? Well I ended up at 306. I had election night, 306. But there was no way to get to, in fact I went to Maine four times, four times I went to Maine, because I had to get one vote, because there was no way to get to 270, but I ended up getting to 306. Brexit, I predicted Brexit, you remember that, the day before the event. I said, no, Brexit is going to happen, and everybody laughed, and Brexit happened. Many many things. They turn out to be right. And now today, Devin Nunes, just had a news conference.

http://time.com/4710456/donald-trump-time-interview-truth-falsehood/

Anonymous said...

Barry completely mischaracterized Prager's comments.

Upstairs said...

We were in London for spring break two weeks ago.
We were walking on the sidewalk by the gate into parliament and the guard there had a car stopped and was running a dog around it.
The member of parliament inside was none to happy about being delayed. While we were standing there waiting, I couldn't hear what he said but I heard the guard say, "I am only trying to protect YOU."

It was the same gate and the same time of the afternoon as the attack yesterday where a guard was killed. The same guard? How that member would feel today?

Certainly a reminder to me to be nicer to everybody. You just never know.

Anonymous said...

I believe the plaque is for 'Stinkiest Courthouse in America'. Seriously, Decatur has a sewage odor problem.

Anonymous said...

It's a plaque commemorating the massacre of 2010.

DF Courthouse Crab Veterans' Association

Anonymous said...

Asked J.D. about it. It's going to be revealed on a set date, but I forgot what that date is. Historical Commission or something is in charge of it.

Anonymous said...

So the vote on Trumpcare is supposed to happen today. I wonder which will win - Trump's bullying or the Koch brothers money. I am betting on the bully.

Anonymous said...

The size of a county means nothing? Ha. You are so right. Tell that to first responders, or school districts, or the roads departments, and so forth. What a dumb comment, unless it was taken out of context and he meant it to describe a specific situation in which the size of a county may indeed not really matter.

Anonymous said...

ALL fire pictures that go viral look worse than they are, especially those that are taken at sundown so that all the smoke even looks like it's on fire. Sells more papers, gets more clicks I guess.

Anonymous said...

Maybe the new hysterical sign is in honor of our POTUS


DF DJT

Happy Days are here again!

Triple Fake... said...

The reports from Cleburne were specifically about the student protests. They've already done stories on the reasons why he resigned.

Seems like the Prager quote needs some context before calling BS on it.

Rumor has it that the new marker commemorates a certain dubious historical event:
"The Wise County Courthouse closed its doors on April 9, 2007 because the building was infested with what was believed to be a sexually transmitted disease. Further investigation revealed it was actually just a case of the crabs."
There's also a fund drive to erect a giant crab statue next to the marker. And the city's motto will be amended to "Eighter from Decatur, county seat of Wise, home of the bedbugs, fleas, and the flies...and crabs!"

Anonymous said...

Really 9:37? The historical commission is in charge of historical markers?

I bet you're some sort of detective.

Anonymous said...

I reckon, the historic marker will somehow involve another nebulous Wise County claim to the Chisholm Trail.

Fort Worth likes to do the same regarding said Chisholm Trail. They are always acting like they were a major player during the cattle drive era.

Anonymous said...

1310 The Ticket's last gasp is going on in Austin. Looks like the boyz are spending the last of Cumulus' money while they can on one last road trip. Cumulus is on the verge of bankruptcy unless I'm mistaken which is entirely possible in these troubled times.

Don't get me wrong. 1310 Ticket will still be around. But different. I think.

bencat said...

Very tasty RTG today. Let's focus on what matters out there.

NoseALot said...

Once again the best part is in the shade.

Anonymous said...

9:09
So. What else is new?

Anonymous said...

Someone needs to feed that RTG

Anonymous said...

Rick Perry commenting on a student election involving a gay student? Come on, you're pulling my leg. Right?

DF The Onion

Anonymous said...

We will now be replacing the word "quisling" with the word "nunes" in our next dictionary.

DF Merriam Webster

wordkyle said...

No offense, counselor, but the commenters are correct about your Prager rebuttal. Without any context, his comment hangs in mid-air, so there's no way to agree or disagree with either it or your contradicting opinion. A quick googling didn't turn up the comment in question. Do you have a link, or can you at least provide further information? I may wind up being on your side.

Anonymous said...

Sure it wasn't the Texas Tech football team going down in flames?

Anonymous said...

Wordkyle, You can get Pragertopia for $7.99 per month. The first month is 99 cents. With it, you can listen to episodes commercial free.

Prager was talking about a new world map being adopted by the Boston school district.

wordkyle said...

331 - Thanks. I don't listen to radio at all any more, much less talk radio. BG is my source for all things Prager.

I saw the mention of the map thing and figured that was the subject, but nothing about the specific Prager comment that BG cited.

dougb said...

I just finished the 30 for 30 about Duke lacrosse that you suggested back in December. Unbelievable. I couldn't look away.

Anonymous said...

http://m.chron.com/sports/college/article/Second-former-Baylor-football-player-arrested-in-11024465.php