The Campaign For DA

4.10.2017

Random Monday Morning Thoughts




  • A Hays County assistant DA was forced to resign after lying to a judge in court. The subject? Withholding evidence, of course. 
  • After looking at the "damage" to the Syrian air field, I think the U.S. should go back to the Acme Tomahawk Missile Store and ask for its money back. 
  • Seriously, what is going on there? We launch 59 missiles on an airfield and they are using it the next day and dropping bombs on the same place they used chemical weapons. 
  • It was the 75th anniversary of Bataan Death March. Faithful reader will remember me promoting a book on the event, Tears in The Darkness, a few years back. It told the story about of 18 year old farm boy Ben Steele who ended up smack dab in the middle of it. When I read the book, Mr. Steele was still alive. I googled him and learned he died last September. 
  • Y'all'd've" has to be the greatest Texas slang ever, and it is scary how often I utter it. ("Y'all would have")
  • The emergency sirens in Dallas were hacked on Friday night causing them to go off all night. In the 8:00 a.m. hour on Saturday, WFAA news had the Dallas City Spokesperson on via phone who said it "wasn't a malfunction" when every news outlet was calling it that. My ears perked up.  The anchor completely missed the remark and went on with his next question. And then around noon we had the "breaking news" of the hack. 
  • Florida Sheriff press conference or ISIS? 
  • Mark Cuban having Tony Romo suit up and sit on the bench tonight is one of the dumbest things I've ever seen. And why would Romo do it? From his "woe as me" speech during the season, to the goofy picture of him wearing the CBS jacket (with Phil Simms body not even cold), and now to this, Romo's beginning to wear me out. And he's proving he's tone deaf. 
  • And Jason Witten wrote an open letter to Romo. I think that's weird. If you feel that way, send him a handwritten letter. When you post it online you're really saying, "Look at me everyone! Aren't I great and sweet guy!"
  • Colorado cop body slams a sorority girl. 
  • There's a shocking video floating around this morning of United over booking a plane and dragging a random passenger off the plane. It appears to be legit. The airline offered up to $800 in ticket vouchers looking for volunteers but there were no takers. Hint: Go to $1,000 and then keep going in $200 increments next time until you find someone in order to avoid a PR disaster. 
  • Great result at The Masters: Rickie Fowler, with those horrible orange pants and orange Cobra cap, didn't get close to winning. That was a sin against fashion. 
  • The Bridgeport making it to state in soccer is really amazing. They will play Progreso (not the soup) on Wednesday.

41 comments:

Anonymous said...

Bridgeport plays a bunch of dentists, pharmacy clerks, and shoe shine boys?

Not Sam

Anonymous said...

There's not enough soccer players to support the sport, "he said". It will cost too much money, "he said". I'd have to hire another coach, "he said". It will never work in Bridgeport, "he said". Futbol is not football, "he said".

Two years in, 2 district championships, gone as far as any football team from Bridgeport has ever gone.

Oh yeah, "he said" is out. Thank goodness. Vamos Toros!!!

Anonymous said...

"After looking at the "damage" to the Syrian air field, I think the U.S. should go back to the Acme Tomahawk Missile Store and ask for its money back."

They bombed a military airbase, one prepared to withstand attacks and be quickly repaired, not DFW airport. Keep in mind 9 planes were destroyed. Planes cannot be replaced overnight

Anonymous said...

The world is now equal for male and female - you punch a police officer and you get taken down. Barry is a sexist for blogging about male and female differently.

Tommy Boy said...

Why are the Dallas sirens connected to the internet? Is it so the guy in charge doesn't have to get out of bed?
No wonder we are in so much danger from cyber attacks.

Anonymous said...

Vamos Torros!!

Anonymous said...

Why does it matter that the cop slammed a "sorority" girl? Does that make a difference?

Anonymous said...

Progreso Red Ants is a great team name.

Arturo's was a great border town go to back in the day.

Football guru

Anonymous said...

Man, Ersjkine actually dealt with some big cases. Now they're going to be open to attack. Here's a post he wrote on the TDCAA site to slap himself on the back from a 30 year-old cold case he once prosecuted:

https://www.tdcaa.com/journal/29-years-delayed-justice


Not sure if, from the confines of Wise County, you're qualified to comment on missile damage. From what I saw, they did quite a number on the aircraft and infrastructure they targeted. I know you've been expecting a huge mushroom cloud, but that's not the way these work. They're precise (even avoiding the Russians' barracks), and they are made to hit exact targets without warning and to evade defenses because of their route/method of travel. You'll note that they evidently had a 100% impact rate, none were shot down or discovered en route (even though we told the Russians a strike was on the way), and every targeted building and aircraft was hit.

And Russian aircraft are specifically made to land and take off from rough airfields--for three reasons. You never know when you're going to be taking off and landing on a repaired airfield (and they don't have carriers or the massive logistics needed to refuel mid-air any time you want so you can fly them to and from Nebraska like we sometimes do the B-2, so they have to land them in places with damage); their infrastructure is notoriously cheaply built and poorly maintained; and because traditionally they were either attacking or retreating so fast that they did not have time to build things well--they just had to work.

You can repair an airfield for Russian planes easily within a day, and they are flying more planes in for appearances sake--this attack depleted their planes and if they continue to strike in this area, it means they cannot strike in others.

Now would actually be the time to buy stock in the manufacturer for Tomahawks. They have to replace these, and I expect others in the near future.

Tomahawks are nuclear-capable, by the way, so don't let this intentionally limited strike fool you as to their capabilities.


"("Y'all would have")"

You can't even fully break down your slang? 'You all would have.'

In that cop's defense, that's surely not the first time that sorority girl has been slammed to the floor.

Witten is a terrific athlete. But a goof ball.


Rage

Anonymous said...

Are you as big a douche in real life?

Sam Brows said...

i'll bet the doc never pays to fly again in his lifetime and some idiot @ United is headed for the ticket counter in outter Mongolia. As for the airbase attack, i'm with Barry on this one. The Buildings @ an airfield aren't really all that important (word is there will soon be a "slightly used" Arizona surplus tent city available for purchase on Craig's List that would probably work in a pinch) in comparison to the runways. @ 84 million bucks for the attack, it would seem to me that the boys @ ACME Tomahawk would be able to destroy all runways beyond an "overnight fix". At least that's what i'd want in the way of specified damage for my 84 million.

Anonymous said...

Sam, we could do it for a lot cheaper than $84 million if we fly one plane over it and drop a bunch of dumb bombs.

You want to pick the guy that gets to fly that single-plane attack mission into a country with no declaration of war or even a fuzzy authorization to use force, so that Russia can shoot him down?

Rage

Anonymous said...

So when in Decatur? "WALMART PLANS FLY DRONES IN IT STORES TO ASSIST YOU IN YOUR SHOPPING"

Anonymous said...

Premature Tomahawkation and no US outrage...yet. Can we rule out the possibility that Syria was made to look like the ones who issued the gas, by rebels / ISIS who set it off just after the Syrian air attack? No we can't. If I was them that is exactly what I would do to get the US to start $#!+ with Assad and help their cause. Plus this takes some heat off of Dumpster fire to make it look like he's not against bringing on a fight with Russia. Assad is winning so for what purpose would he make such an extreme move and call more international attention to his battlefield at this time?
Dumpster got played, wake up you MAGA schmucks, you elected a total moron hell bent on allowing protection of his image and emotional thinking get us into more senseless wars.

Anonymous said...

Congrats Bulls Soccer!! It's amazing to see how this group of young men, including their coach Ben Parks, have set the soccer world on fire. Also, the student body is totally behind them with their chants and awesome support. Go Bulls! Vamos Toros! Win State & make all of Bridgeport proud!

Not a DF Athletic Supporter

wordkyle said...

Not advocating for or against, but is it possible that destruction of property was not the only purpose of dropping a bunch of bombs on Syria?

Baylor Too said...

Another great book is Ship of Ghosts, which documents the survivors of the USS Houston and the Texas National Guard (aka The Lost Battalion). These men were Japanese Prisoners of War from the beginning to the end of WWII, and they helped build the Burma railroad made famous in the movie, Bridge Over the River Kwai.

There were plenty of Texans among that group, including men from Wise County. You should check it out.

https://www.amazon.com/Ship-Ghosts-Houston-Legendary-Survivors/dp/0553384503

http://americanpowsofjapan.blogspot.com/2012/03/lost-battalion.html

Anonymous said...

Barry what is your problem.

The cop in Fort Collins simply treated the White, Female, College Student equally as he would any other member of society. She assaulted an officer, he went to restrain her and she resisted arrest, he took her down in an approved method, without use of taser, pepper spray, or firearm. The fact that she dropped like a sack of potatoes is simply an indication she was not ready to physically resist but tried anyway.

Guess she learned something for all the tuition money spent at CSU.

Anonymous said...

The emergency sirens in Dallas were hacked on Friday night causing them to go off all night.

20 years ago or more someone would set off sirens in Dallas usually early on Sunday mornings. It took authorities a long time to figure out that the sirens were deliberately being turned on and not malfunctioning.

They suspected the perp was using a Motorola police type of radio to turn on the sirens. The perp would key in a code that could turn on the sirens one at a time. I don't know if they ever caught him, but they were able to stop his shenanigans by changing the code I suppose.

Sam Brows said...

Rage,
ok, I pick you.
Thanks for playing.
Sam

Anonymous said...

11:17 thinks that ISIS rebels living in shacks have the capability to develop and deliver, on the spot and on the heels of a particular attack at a particular place, one of the most volatile chemical weapons that has ever been developed, and which only exists in binary form until deployment because of how completely impossible it is to maintain in less than stable conditions due to the excess acid produced at its final stages, which degrades both storage containers and the bombs themselves, and because it has an extremely short shelf life due to the volatility of the final chemical combinations needed to make it.

Whatever you say man. You clearly have this Syria thing figured out.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Star-Telegram headline:"Thousands take to Dallas streets to stand up for immigrants". Legal or illegal???????

Anonymous said...

I guess the Bulls soccer team is the appropriate shade of brown since the Decatur racists have been quite about their success!

Anonymous said...

A Texas DA who lied to a judge? Well, knock me over with a feather.

DF Kelly Siegler

Anonymous said...

Hey look everyone, Sam's first halfway intelligent and funny comment, ever. Probably the last too.

Still, well done. Enjoy it while it lasts, and before TF starts misquoting you.

Rage

Anonymous said...

King douche!

Anonymous said...

11:17 believes that Sandy Hook was a hoax too.

Anonymous said...

Niggers equal state basketball
Mexicans state soccer
Congrats Bridgeport

Mark W Clark said...

Since 1980 the youth soccer program has had many athletes that have asked me one thing. Why can't we keep playing and why don't we have soccer in high school. I spent 18 years coaching, refereeing and running the soccer program. I talked my head off trying to get soccer in high school, but I never stood in front of the school board. 16 years after I walked away from the youth program and 3 times that young men went and stood in front of the school board and pleaded for a soccer program they finally listened. the first year was fantastic and this year is unbelievable. But I hope this team understands that not only are they playing for their Team, Coach and school, they are playing for all the Dreams that never happened for those before them that never got the chance to play.

Anonymous said...

A United Airlines version of the Florida Sheriff:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C9EeEOsUwAguuvj.jpg

Anonymous said...

Barry, no comment on my passing to that great Llano Estacado in the Sky? I thought we were buds.

DF Dead Spike Dykes

Anonymous said...

That poor Asian guy on the United Flight. Elderly man...bought a ticket and was sitting in his seat, only to get the crap beat out of him for it. They had to deplane everyone just to clean up the blood from his face beating. Wow. Why do I feel he'll never have to pay for another plane ride the rest of his life?

Anonymous said...

4:22

Speaking of death, death, death.....

No deaths were listed in the Update today. Death must have been watching the Masters this weekend.

RPM said...

United had to kick the Doc and others off to make room for employees deadheading for free.

Anonymous said...

What does your town have??

Anonymous said...

I'm a grown man. Grown men don't fist fight unless you or your companion are in grave danger....this passenger my friends is an idiot...

Anonymous said...

Gay

Anonymous said...

I think airlines beating the hell out of elderly passengers because they sat in the seat they bought is probably not a good idea. I don't think customers should get beaten up because they want the item they have already paid for.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Mr. Mark Clark (@ 2:58). Oh how I wish they would have listened to you way back then. There is no telling how many district titles Bridgeport would have by now basing it solely on the success of the first two years of the program. You have a lot to do with this success because of the kids that did play youth soccer back then who in turn passed it on to the younger generations. BYA is trying to keep it going for our youth.

Just A Soccer Dad

Anonymous said...

Hey 2:56, using your logic does that mean that white people are just a bunch of no sports playing nerds, geeks and lard asses?

DF Enquirer

Anonymous said...

Are the masked goons behind that sheriff gonna cut somebody's head off or what!?