The Campaign For DA

4.17.2017

Random Monday Morning Thoughts




  • The guy shooting the elderly man on the sidewalk for no reason and deciding to broadcast it on Facebook Live is sickening. Society is getting weird. Broadcasting crimes, and it is happening more and more, is right out a horror movie from twenty years ago which we wouldn't believe would actually happen. 
  • Baylor, long criticized for the cream puff non-conference schedule, will play a home and home with Oregon. The bad news is that it doesn't start until 2027. Who knows what the teams will be like by then. 
  • Very very obscure college baseball stat: Albany University played it's first 25 games on the road. That number would have been 34 but nine games were postponed or cancelled. I have no idea why. 
  • There is a huge Separation of Church and State case to be heard at the Supreme Court on Wednesday. It centers around whether a church school should be excluded from state grants in Missouri to make playgrounds safer (and indirectly could impact the concept of school vouchers.) The church had sued.  A huge wrench was thrown into the case on Friday when the governor said, "Ok, we'll give the grants to churches." The Supreme Court, seeing the news, surprisingly asked all parties to submit emergency responses by Tuesday as to whether that makes the case moot. 
  • I pointed out that a cop got fired for kicking a handcuffed man in the head. I didn't realize that another officer got fired for viciously punching the same guy in the head at the beginning of the traffic stop. 
  • The White House announced that visitors logs will not be released as they had been under President Obama did. Flashback: 
  • I stole this from a tweet by a Congressman: "The same WH that just agreed to sell your browsing history won't disclose visits to WH to protect privacy of lobbyists. Swamp wins again." That "Drain The Swamp" chant does seem ridiculous now. 
  • I didn't realize that Trump only won Texas by 8 points. And let us never forget Trump won Wise County by 69 points.
  • Tragedy at a rotating restaurant: "ATLANTA - A 5-year-old boy died from a head injury after he was caught in the rotator wall at the Sun Dial restaurant on the 72nd floor of the Westin Peachtree Plaza in Atlanta on Friday, officials said." I'm never a fan of civil lawsuits, but there is no way that should be able to happen. 
  • "The Secret Service has spent more than $35,000 on golf cart rentals at President Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort since his inauguration, CBS News reported Friday, as Trump begins another weekend in Florida." And I guess that taxpayer money is paid to the Trump resort. You would that Trump would just comp them.
  • More horrible child news. Former Ravens tight end Todd Heap accidentally ran over his three year old child while backing out of his driveway.  I cannot imagine. 
  • UT coach Tom Herman said the offenses would be "vanilla" in the Spring Game. The first play was a direct snap to a wide receiver who then launched a pass. Why? (Other than that, UT looked pretty good.) 
  • There were a ton of protests this weekend demanding Trump release his taxes.  Flashback to 2014: "If I decide to run for office, I'll produce my tax returns, absolutely." - Donald Trump. 4 
  • And those protests really hurt Trump's feelings. From yesterday:
  • While Muslims get on there knees and kneel towards Mecca everyday, this was seen in San Antonio on Saturday on the most holiest of Christian weekends. 
  • Still get stunned by the casualty count from World War II  every time I see them. U.S.: 419,400 Soviet Union: 20,000,000 (and that might be a low estimate according to historians. Some put it at 26,000,000.)
  • Donald Jr. has less game than his dad. And that's saying something.
  • A Dallas area guy bid $330 on a "storage auction" (for anything in an abandoned storage unit) and discovered he now owns every edition of Sports Illustrated. And every issue is in mint condition. Heritage Auction thinks the collection is worth at least $50,000.
  • Hurricane names for 2017:
  • The oldest woman in the world died at the age of 117. That means everyone born in the 1800s is dead.



48 comments:

Anonymous said...

Skippy,
You better look at the casualty count of WWI. The number of French and Russians who died in WWI is absolutely staggering.

Anonymous said...

Where's the outrage from the 69 pointers who came on here for years whining about Obammy/Moochelle vacations and golf? Dumpsterfire spending 10x the cost of Obammy and gets to profit from it as well.

Anonymous said...

You lefties keep proving that Christians are the most persecuted group on earth.

Anonymous said...

God took the weekend off, it seems, despite the continued and unflinching opinions and preachings of those that report to know, that ALL things happen exactly as God wants them to. ALL things. Like kids getting their head crushed by a rotating building. Now there's a great "plan" for a person's life, eh? Or sweet old guy walking home getting shot for the sake of Facebook fame. After all his years, heckuva plan as well.

wordkyle said...

"The oldest woman in the world died at the age of 117" - The record holder never seems to hold that title for very long.

Ernest T said...

Might want to check on your claim about the golf carts. That could be going to the resort, but the money could also being paid to an outside vendor not related to the course.

Harry Hamid said...

I can't imagine that Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago trips are going to affect anyone's life or vote, but they do make me wonder:

Back when he was running, did he really believe he wouldn't be taking weekly trips, or was he solely thinking about what would get him elected when he spoke?

The average person, when speaking, sometimes considers whether that they're saying might come back to haunt them, right?

Anonymous said...

Death penalty for the poor old man. No crime, no jury, no defense, no goodbyes. Of course, that's the last thing we want to see happen to the unfortunate killer. We must be kind. Only victims should get the death penalty, after all.

Anonymous said...

Time to treat viewers of horrible crimes on the internet all the same. All who downloaded or kept this shooting on the computer should be subject to arrest and jail time. Viewing encourages the crime...just like has been determined for viewers of bad things happening to kids.

Anonymous said...

Who knows what the teams will be like by then.

Uhhh, you seen what it's like lately? It can't get any worse.


I didn't realize that Trump only won Texas by 8 points.

Most Texans don't. That's one reason why they think Texas may go blue if Trump runs again--because they'll really turn out against him instead of thinking there wasn't anything they could do. After the disastrous Wendy Davis campaign, to turn it around that fast with someone as disliked as Clinton says something. That being said, if you're going to fire off hot political opinions every day, you may want to read up on some politics.

(I'll just leave my 'Wise County experience and knowledge' joke here for TF.)

I'm never a fan of civil lawsuits,

...until you need one. Hope nothing bad ever happens to your family, but if it did, you can bet this will change.

Still get stunned by the casualty count from World War II every time I see them. U.S.: 419,400 Soviet Union: 20,000,000 (and that might be a low estimate according to historians. Some put it at 26,000,000.)

Good grief man, read a book. China lost at least as many as Russia, too.

I'm amazed that people think the US is why we won that war. While our materiel did help turn the tide, Russians linking arms and running into the battle did more.

My side note to the casualty counts is always that China lost more at the hands of the Japanese atrocities than even Russia did, but we're only allowed to feel guilty about the Jews. Sorry folks, but as bad as it was, there was more going on during that war than the Holocaust. And no way in Hell should it continue to drive our politics like it still does today.

Anonymous said...

Not signing your work Douche!

Anonymous said...

BOCO Braphite- The only place where you can sexually harass someone to the point where it gets physical, and still have a job. Just friggin ridiculous...

Anonymous said...

Easter is an interesting holiday for Christianity. They celebrate the physical resurrection of God, but believe in the trinity definition of God, which says he's in spirit form only. So, what was the big deal with the resurrection then?

Anonymous said...

Hurricane Philippe doesn't sound so tough. Probably just a gentle breeze with a touch of Evian.

DF NOAA

Anonymous said...

I am very sorry for the grieving family in Atlanta. Once again folks, don't let young children run loose in a public restaurant. Keep them seated and within reach, no matter how much they squirm. This tragic event is an extreme example of what can happen.

DF Restaurant Manager

Anonymous said...

President Trump's approval rating is 50% this morning.

Anonymous said...

I have friends who marched. They didn't know they would be paid and are wondering when they'll get their checks.
They didn't leave their contact info with anyone.

Anonymous said...

Regarding the multiple church-state separation issues that seem to come up regularly these days. It won't be long before we will have a modern day Protestant Inquisition in America. If you don't pray like us, go to our flavor of church, and give us all the public taxes we want but exercise no government oversight, we'll burn you at the stake. After all, it's for God, so pass the charcoal and light fluid, Brother.

DF Torquemada

Anonymous said...

I thought the Secret Service was tougher than that. They should have rented Gators instead of wimpy golf carts.

DF Clint Eastwood

Anonymous said...

Deaths in WWII: Russian deaths: Roughly a million died in the siege of Leningrad.

Anonymous said...

Gotta say.... most people thought they had buried Baylor back to the 1990's levels....

those guys are doing all the right things

Anonymous said...

What was the Communist death toll in the 20th century? 70-100 million?

Today there are American leftist that don't think Communism was all that bad.

Ernest T said...

I will agree with you that there are many civil lawsuits that are extremely frivolous. One that immediately comes to mind is the lady spilling her coffee in the McDonald's drive through.

Just reading the story though, this story sounds as if it is extremely warranted. I can't understand why a place like this doesn't have some type of wall or something that keeps people from getting close enough to this area to get trapped.

Of course, this is the same place that a woman died last year after getting locked in the freezer, so they may not be paying attention to safety regulations!

Anonymous said...

So private Christian schools want government money for their play grounds, but don't want to follow the rules of state education policies, and still want to teach children the earth is only 6000 years old ..........WTF?

Anonymous said...

Sorry 9:46, it looks like I forgot to sign off. Glad you can pick my work out (especially when I reference my own jokes as mine). Others around here are so paranoid they think just about every non-Trump anonymous post is mine.

Keep up the good work.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Easter is an interesting holiday for Christianity. They celebrate the physical resurrection of God, but believe in the trinity definition of God, which says he's in spirit form only. So, what was the big deal with the resurrection then?

10:26 AM


Really, 10:26?

Christians celebrate the resurrection of Christ from the dead. That event established Jesus as the Son of God. The Blessed Trinity is the belief in God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.

Go back to 1st grade Sunday School and try again.

Anonymous said...

11:38 needs to do his homework.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liebeck_v._McDonald%27s_Restaurants

Anonymous said...

God took the weekend off, it seems, despite the continued and unflinching opinions and preachings of those that report to know, that ALL things happen exactly as God wants them to. ALL things. Like kids getting their head crushed by a rotating building. Now there's a great "plan" for a person's life, eh? Or sweet old guy walking home getting shot for the sake of Facebook fame. After all his years, heckuva plan as well.

9:11 AM


I'll call your bluff:

Cite me where a Christian said this:

that ALL things happen exactly as God wants them to

Anonymous said...

One that immediately comes to mind is the lady spilling her coffee in the McDonald's drive through.

That lawsuit is pretty misunderstood, and it's one of my favorite voir dire examples.

The owner of that McDonald's franchise owned several stores. He had an average of two complaints per day, per store, for several years. They ranged from "man, this is way too hot" to "holy crap that just seriously burned my mouth", and everything in between. In response to the multiple complaints, some of the store managers turned the temp down a little on the coffee. They were immediately reprimanded, and even fired if they did it again. You see, when you walk into a restaurant and smell coffee, you are more likely to buy coffee. And this owner's store sold more coffee than anyone else in any franchise, because the hotter the coffee is, the more it cooks off, and the more it smells--and the more you sell.

So the damages in the spilled coffee case (she actually had some pretty bad burns), were calculated by determining how much more that franchisee made on coffee due to his constant refusal to turn the temp down in light of so many complaints. In other words, the jury determined how much extra he made because of the hot coffee, and based their award on that.

Makes perfect sense to me, and I defend corporations for a living.

But making sense has never been a big thing around here. Maybe it's because you never get out of Wise County?

Rage

Anonymous said...

I'm suprised you are anti-Trump, you both share similar personality traits.

Anonymous said...

The Douche knows people don't read his crap when he signs it.

Triple Fake... said...

I can tell it's him when he takes the drive-by potshots while I'm sitting in the corner minding my own bidness. I'm practically at Wordkyle and Mzchief celebrity status around here now!

And here's a late reply to your request for a meeting last week (I suppose that was one of your original jokes, too?): If you met me at my destination, bought all the beer I wanted, and reimbursed the cost of gas for the entire trip, that still wouldn't be enough to make it worth the effort

Anonymous said...

More horrible child news.

Same thing happened to a prominent Decatur family about 25 yrs. ago.

Anonymous said...

12:34
So, Christ was resurrected with his body of flesh and bones, right? The tomb was empty, right? He even had his apostles feel his resurrected body was made of flesh and bones, right? He ascended into heaven with that resurrected body, right? The trinity says that the father and the son and the holy ghost are 3 in 1 and 1 in 3, all the same being and plainly states that this being is in spirit form only, without body, parts or passion. What happened to the resurrected body of flesh and bones?

Anonymous said...

Rage, we all know you cook French fries for a living.

Anonymous said...

Islam has something to say https://www.catholic.com/magazine/online-edition/islam-and-the-crucifixion

Anonymous said...

Real science: Almost half the population may be infected with a mysterious virus that makes people stupid.

http://www.naturalnews.com/047605_stupid_virus_cognitive_function_gene_expression.html

Anonymous said...

Oh come on TF, if I'm really trying to gig you I'll just start throwing out random (accurate) movie quotes.

Honcho and I can meet up next time and lament the futility of the folks who served under Hood, and you can just stay at home and browse IMDB or shake your fist at a cloud, or something.

Interesting comment about Wordkyle and Mischief, though. While you may also be incorrectly thinking some of the anonymous jabs are mine, I do believe I've pointed out their hypocrisy a time or two as a first post. Interesting thing about Wordkyle lately is that he simply has nothing to say. Remember when Agent Smith asked Neo why he needed the phone if he was unable to speak? That's what I imagine my good buddy Wordkyle looks like when he maybe, almost, has a slight thought that Trump is worse than Obama.

Good talk. Sorry about your... sissies, was it? The beer was good in Austin this weekend though. Maybe next time.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Never believe in civil lawsuits huh?

That's a pretty hot legal opinion. I guess we were better off shooting the guy that never finished paying for the horse we sold him.

Seriously Barry?

Anonymous said...

@2:09

Through God all things are possible my son.

Shalom

Anonymous said...

"The Secret Service has spent more than $35,000 on golf cart rentals. You would think that he would just comp them"

Maybe you are so ate up with Trump Derangement Syndrome that you can't even ask yourself intelligent questions? Start with these:

Do golf cart rentals not have value? And if they do, why should anybody who uses that service not need to pay for that value?

What has Trump done with his salary since taking office?

Why don't you instead encourage secret service agents to walk instead of using carts?

If you ridiculed us for bitching about Obama's extravagances, and now ridicule us for not bitching about Trump's, remind us how much bitching about Obama's extravagances you did in the day? You are as much the problem as you think we are. Where does that get us?

wordkyle said...

♪♫ ...And I was always on your mii-iinnd...Always on your mind... ♫♪

Anonymous said...

12:34
So, I went back to 1st grade Sunday school and responded at 2:09 and heard nothing but crickets from you. Is that 1st grade Sunday school a little difficult to explain?

Anonymous said...

And let us never forget Trump won Wise County by 69 points.
If you know what I mean...

Anonymous said...

Wise county must be filled with damn ruskies...

Anonymous said...

12:34
So, Christ was resurrected with his body of flesh and bones, right? The tomb was empty, right? He even had his apostles feel his resurrected body was made of flesh and bones, right? He ascended into heaven with that resurrected body, right? The trinity says that the father and the son and the holy ghost are 3 in 1 and 1 in 3, all the same being and plainly states that this being is in spirit form only, without body, parts or passion. What happened to the resurrected body of flesh and bones?

2:09 PM

'Why are you troubled, and why do questionings rise in your hearts? See my hands and my feet, that it is I myself; handle me, and see; for a spirit has not flesh and bones as you see that I have.'

Jesus is alive today in his glorified body. There are no bones lying around somewhere. Belief in the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ is essential doctrine.

The three divine Persons are really distinct from one another. Although the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost are distinct Persons, they are not distinct in nature. The nature of the Father is entirely the nature of the Son; and the nature of the Father and the Son is entirely the nature of the Holy Ghost.

Anonymous said...

12:34
I've always said that you cannot get anymore contradictory and confusing statements and ideas in fewer words than what you find in the Creeds that attempt to define God or the trinity fallacy (which is not Biblical) with the exception being the statements by those who attempt to explain said creeds.
This statement "The three divine Persons are really distinct from one another." and this statement " they are not distinct in nature. The nature of the Father is entirely the nature of the Son; and the nature of the Father and the Son is entirely the nature of the Holy Ghost." make ZERO sense. Can you explain more clearly what this means: "they are not distinct in nature". Wow, this is too funny.
So, you are saying Jesus has a resurrected body of flesh and bones, then in what form does the Father exist and in what form does the Holy Ghost exist? Spirit or flesh and bone?

Anonymous said...

You guys don't get it about religion. What happened was, there was a prophecy about how Cronos would be overthrown by one of his kids, so he decided to eat his own kids. The mom was not cool with this, so she wrapped up a stone and Cronos ate the stone, instead of Zeus. Then, 2000 years of history happened, Rome occupied the holy land, the Jews were upset about said occupation, and fast-forward another 2000 years and we have the Baptists! So, in present day, we search for Easter eggs, because the church needed to brand Christianity to another pagan, more popular, religion called Eastre(sp?) - so now we get to hunt for easter eggs! Bunnies are there too, and its awesome.

Regarding the McDonalds coffee: the responses were spot on about the previous incidences, the hundreds of previously reported claims regarding the temp, and management's total lack of response. The lady in question was quite old, and had severe 3rd degree burns to her genitalia. She originally only requested that her medical bills be covered. Coverage was denied, and she sued. The jury awarded the punitive damages, they were not demanded by the claimant.

But, I love how absolutely sure you were about frivolous lawsuits! You are so smart!