The Campaign For DA

4.18.2017

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts



  • Someone streamed together Trump's campaign promises to never golf as President because he would be working too hard. I especially loved, "If you're in the White House, why would you ever want to leave the White House?"  
  • I always seem to spend a little bit of time watching part of The Ten Commandments on Easter weekend, but there's no way I'm watching a marathon movie interrupted every 10 minutes with commercials. However, I did decide that Pharaoh's outfit is pretty spiffy:
  • When did the original Frilly's in Decatur close? 
  • CNBC doing comedy with the "(left)" in the graphic. 
  • Fort Worth PD now has dirt bikes. Yep, dirt bikes.
  • A car dealership and a sponsoring radio station apparently has never heard about the lawsuit arising from Hands On A Hardbody. 
  • No matter when I blow by Tucker Carlson and no matter who he is interviewing, I'm guaranteed to see "Dumb Face" that rivals that of Eli Manning: 
    Side note: Watch this girl destroy him

  • Rich Little is making the rounds today on radio shows promoting a gig in Arlington. He was an impersonator who had his hey day back when I was a little kid. I've I always thought he was average at best, and always projected a persona of "Well, here's Rich Little trying to impersonate someone but it's more Rich Little than anything else." (I was curious how much ticket costs since I figured sales were lagging, but got sidetracked when the website showed there were only two rows left where seats were available. There is no way that is true. He wouldn't be doing radio promotions if it were.)
  • I got a call yesterday informing me that people placed on Pre-Trial Diversion in Wise County are required by the probation department to sign an amendment that prevents them from voting during the probation even though they are legally eligible to vote. I'm trying to confirm this. If true, I bet this comes as a huge surprise to every prosecutor and judge in the courthouse. And I bet that practice will end today. Edit: I received a quick call from the head of probation to me saying, "Not true." And he appears to be right. All probationers are provided a form of potential collateral consequences but it is not a signed amendment to the terms and conditions of probation. I'm getting a copy of the form and will link it here later. Edit: Here is what they are given at probation. I now question my source's ability to read. 
  • Wired.com needs to work on it's ad placement:
  • The NFL Draft is coming up, and as the years go by I find it more and more unfair every year. A player will be chosen by a team, and he won't have any voice as to who it will be. Then he will paid a preset amount (way below market value) because the NFL wanted it that way. Before the current salary structure was put into place, the #1 pick in the draft in 2010, Sam Bradford, signed a six year $78 million contract with $50 million guaranteed. Last year the #1 pick was paid a $28 million four year deal with $18.6 guaranteed. You think the NFL is making more now or in 2010? As a recent SI article said, "The NFL sure does love money."
  • Do I have this right?: Decatur ISD, Bridgeport ISD and Paradise ISD are all looking for a superintendent? 


49 comments:

Anonymous said...

Tucker Carlson face is liken to the same exasperated response from the Billy Madison- "I award you no points" bit.

Not Sam

Anonymous said...

If Rich Little is doing radio spots when his venue is almost sold out, it's almost certainly just a sign of bad/lazy management. On his podcast, Adam Carolla complains all the time about his manager scheduling him to do ads hawking tickets to events that are either already sold out or guaranteed to sell out. His manager's response, "Hey, couldn't hurt."

I watch parts of The Ten Commandments every year, too. But sit and watch for 4 hrs & 45 mins? Nope. Not gonna happen.

Anonymous said...

Never went to Frilly's so I wouldn't notice when it closed...guess they still have Frilly's Barbecue? After tried that either.

Anonymous said...

When I see Trump in your blog I skip it.

Anonymous said...

Decatur and Paradise were in need of new leadership!

Anonymous said...

Yep, seems everyone is getting new jobs out of Wise County. Bridgeport has 14 open positions to be filled at last count. New Sup, AD, coaches, CTE, IT - everyone's headed out.

Harry Hamid said...

I didn't know that Tucker Carlson had a Fox show. Is he the only person to have had shows on all 3 news networks?

Anonymous said...

I agree about the NFL making money and the weirdness of draft day stuff. But hard to be upset about someone being guaranteed "only" $18+million!! :-)

Anonymous said...

Why would anybody laugh when someone wrenches their back...not those who have been there that's for sure.

Anonymous said...

I think being a Wise County superintendent would be a great gig. You don't have to teach science, the churches do all the reading for you, and all you have to hire is a winning coach in order to keep your job. Easy.

Anonymous said...

You are wrong about Rich Little. Is your anti depression prescription run out?

Anonymous said...

I missed your story on Eric Conn...the disability lawyer who pleaded guilty to defrauding the federal government out of 600 MILLION DOLLARS

Triple Fake... said...

Oh, I'm sure the car dealership covered all the bases by having the contestants submit to mental and physical health evaluations first. Plus getting them and their relatives to agree that they won't sue if one of them kills themselves for not maintaining contact with a vehicle they hope to get for free.
Because that's practically what it takes nowadays to do business in America.
The article doesn't say who was responsible for paying the repairs to the Kmart he broke into (where he presumably also shot himself), the cleanup, and the loss of income to the store. Was the dealership liable for that, too? I'm sure everything was just peachy in this guy's life right up until the time he dropped out of the Hands on a Hardbody contest, right?

Anonymous said...

Good slaves cost much more than they used to😠

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure why anyone would want Rich Little on their airwaves since his target demographic is outside of the target demographic of most radio stations. He was on segment on The Ticket a few years ago and he didn't do a single impression of anyone that is actually alive.

Anonymous said...

Name one school that has won as much as they should have in wise county?

Anonymous said...

I'm surprised Rich Little outlived Abe Vigoda.

I won't be crying for any NFL players. Pigs get fat, hogs get slaughtered. They want to be hogs.

What's the minimum salary up to now? $500K? After not paying for college, and getting a free ride through life for basically everything? Good for them for getting what they can while they can, but I couldn't care less if someone else is making more than them. Newsflash: bosses make more than employees.

It's kind of sad that someone so vapid could take out Carlson so easily. Just speaks to how stupid he actually is. His audience (i.e., most of your audience) is just as dumb.

Rage

Anonymous said...

The owners of Frilly's know own the Circle S catfish place at 5 points

Ernest T said...

9:52 -

If that is true, then it explains why the quality and service has dropped off so drastically. I knew that someone new had purchased it a year or two ago, but did not know this.

Went there a few months ago during a Flip and Move TV watching party. Was there an hour and hadn't even gotten our food yet. Have not gone back and it took the owner several weeks to respond to my complaint. Apparently, we aren't the only ones having issues by reading online.

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

Said in best Robert Wilonsky voice - "Frilly's is terrrrrible."

Was/is... you get the point.

Anonymous said...

Yul Brynner as Pharaoh, Charlton Heston as Moses, Anne Baxter as Nefretiri, and Edward G. Robinson as Dathan: four of the greatest casting decisions in old Hollywood EVER!

DF Cecil B. DeMille

Anonymous said...

All of them.

Anonymous said...

How is Ken Paxton able to hold office since he is under indictment for federal fraud charges?

Sam Brows said...

Some things in life are, perhaps, difficult to comprehend, but that doesn't make them necessarily unfair. The NFL draft is a part of big business entertainment. The players walk a slippery slope. Could the rookies get better pay if there was a true free agent system? Sure they could. But to get that, which no other sport has, they'd have to strike for a prolonged period of time, which they don't have the cohesion to pull off, and if they did, would place them at risk of having people go, "Meh, we've moved on to something different," once the two year strike was over. None of that makes the system inherently unfair or worth losing sleep over. Remember, Jo Mixon will probably get drafted in the second round and make millions over the course of his career. The fact that he does doesn't make that fair or unfair.

Anonymous said...

Heyday is all one word.

So is brainchild.

Anonymous said...

When I was a kid in Wichita Falls way back in the day, students were excused from school to attend The Ten Commandments. Can't imagine that happening today.

Anonymous said...

Decatur pd wastes money on 4 wheelers

Anonymous said...

DAMMIT GREEN WHAT THE HELL GIVES THE POLICE THE RIGHT TO SPEND THE TAXPAYERS $$$ WHEN IT COULD HAVE WENT TO WELFARE INSTEAD. NOW ANOTHER BLACKIES GONNA HAVE TO GET A JOB BUT AT LEAST THE FWPD HAS DIRT BIKES RIGHT?

Anonymous said...

how did the B'port soccer team do this weekend?

Anonymous said...

Innocent until proven guilty?
Don't know, not a lawyer.

Anonymous said...

You're looking in the wrong place for Rich Little Tickets: http://arlingtonmusichall.tix.com/Event.aspx?EventCode=902447

There are a ton left. I think he'd be fun to see. You don't stick around that long having a bad show.

Why Guy said...

The lady in black is a known serial head butter.

Anonymous said...

1) I can't decide whether that's a swim suit bottom or a chastity belt the brunette is wearing;

2) If the Alvord Supt. loses this up coming bond election there may be FOUR supt. looking for new jobs. And at an increase of $.30/$100, I would think that is a mighty big IF of that thing passing.

Anonymous said...

What - no RTG comments today? Comments from the dirty old men on here are half the reason I dig through the comment section.

Ernest T said...

If you read the article, the bikes didn't cost the Fort Worth PD anything. They were donated by the Tarrant Regional Water District and will be used mainly for patrolling the trails along the river. They will only be having to pay for any maintenance and fuel.

They will come in pretty handy in this area, especially once the entire project is complete.

Anonymous said...

Drone footage of a tire fire in Odessa. Pretty cool.

https://youtu.be/xvrntMh-eCw

Anonymous said...

It's a purely personal grooming decision, but we certainly hope the lady on the left waxes or shaves. Too many nasty looking zippers close to hirsute private areas. You never want to jerk open a stuck zipper caught in a nest of hair. Speaking from experience.

DF The Kardashian Girls

PS - sorry 3:20. We were late.

Anonymous said...

Frilly's has moved in with Frilly's bar b que in the old Seans Bar B Que place. Bar bque not so good but the Cajun side is awesome.

Anonymous said...

Imagine winning the car in the endurance contest, then, before they hand you the keys, you discover that it will be considered income upon which taxes are due. If you're desperate enough to stick to a small car for days, chances are you don't have $5 or $10 grand in money hanging around to cover the taxes. Sure, you can sell the car, but geez.

Anonymous said...

Why go our Wise County districts run off good Superintendents and .......
Just saying

jon spencer said...

The NFL Players Association was the lead on getting the rookies contracts reduced. The Salary Cap has increased and the veteran players are the ones that are receiving the money that the rookies used to receive.
With most NFL players career lasting a little under four years most of the players are being paid for their work with reduced contracts. This is a win for the owners and veteran players and a loss for the rookies and their agents.

Anonymous said...

For a Kia??? no way, that thing is a death trap....when I read about fatalities two names keep coming up, Kia and Hyundai.

jon spencer said...

Here are two articles on this rookie contract story.
Why.
http://www.cheatsheet.com/sports/10-biggest-nfl-rookie-contracts-in-history.html/?a=viewall
Result
http://overthecap.com/rookie-contracts-nfl-draft/

Anonymous said...

1st reason is because they allow teachers to teach you grammar
2nd none of those three are good

Anonymous said...

Decatur is the biggest underachiever in hs football history
Boyd has fallen on hard times
Chico well it's Chico
Bridgeport is good at soccer and recruiting nigger basketball players
Alvord has the loser of all losers Pete Hart
Northwest anyone ?
Paradise hasn't and never will

Anonymous said...

8:59 according to BISD's website, they have 11 openings, and one of those is a bus driver. FYI - they hired the AD months ago. What's your source?

Anonymous said...

Because we elect plumbers and such to the school boards. It should be a minimum requirement of a master's degree to serve.

Anonymous said...

7:17 pm

Because the good supt. wont put up with the dumb asses that get elected to local school boards telling them how to run their athletic programs and what teachers to fire/hire.

Erich Davis said...

The original owner of Frilly's sold it and moved his entire family to Germany to become a missionary for the Lord!