The Campaign For DA

4.25.2017

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts


  • The State Department basically produced a paid ad at taxpayer expense for Mara-a-Lago yesterday and then immediately took it down. 
  • In the Travel Section of the Dallas Morning News on Sunday. It was very detailed.: 

  • A crossing guard in Hunt County was hit and killed by a vehicle about a month ago. Police wouldn't say who did it. The school wouldn't say who did it. Once the press started investigating, the police finally admitted who the driver was: The Hunt County DA.
  • There is something bizarre going on in Desoto ISD. Their head coach was hired two years ago and placed on routine new-hire probation for two years. His first year, he went 6-6. His second year he went 16-0 and won the school's only state championship. As required, the school board had to vote as to whether or not to retain him last night since his probationary period was ending. No brainer, right? News started circulating that 4 of the 7 school board members would vote "no" causing tons of people and media to rush to the school board meeting last night. Why not retain him? No scandal. No fraud. No cheating. The only crazy rumor out there is that the coach is white and the district is 80% African-American. In the end, the school board backed down and took no action. Football players decided to pray about it when the board was in executive session.
  • Yesterday I mentioned the Tarrant County DA's office win/loss record in misdemeanor trials for the week.  A faithful reader pointed out a Fort Worth law firm who got the results for two years for felony cases. The results: Of 316 cases tried, a guilty verdict was returned in 75.3%.
  • The owner of Jimmy John's has a long history of killing majestic animals. I'll never go there again. Examples and more examples
  • The City of New Orleans is taking down various Confederate Monuments. The inscription on at least one of them did not help the "Don't Remove History!" crowd.
  • I thought I had remembered Jack Nicklaus saying in the late 1990s that Tiger Woods back would never hold up. Turns out the claim wasn't bold. Another faithful reader found it  (Source: Tim Rosaforte's 1997 book on Woods.)
     
  • I don't care about this news, but I suspect a lot of Wise County will: Dale Jr. will retire after this season. This won't help the plummeting NASCAR ratings. 
  • After seeing that American Airlines passenger confrontation video a hundred times, something occurred to me: The pilot or co-pilot in the background, who is in charge of the plane, sure does stand around like a dope during the whole ordeal. 
  • If you can find BBC America, check out Planet Earth II.  (That show shot the footage of the critter running from a bunch of snakes on some kind of Snake Island.)
  • BagOfNothing is losing it. His last bullet point today suggests Trump should invade and go to war with North Korea in order to help his re-election chances. At least that's what he would suggest if he were a political consultant. (Hiccup side effect?)



23 comments:

Anonymous said...

1. Yes to nationwide cannabis legalization.

2. Why do you mock Christian prayer and faith exclusively?

3. By Golly, Jimmy John may have to start closing stores after your revelation.

4. Hunt DA will walk away without charges.

Out Rage

wordkyle said...

BG, not to be rude, but your Tiger Woods point is crazy. You made a claim -- "Jack Nicklaus saying in the late 1990s that Tiger Woods back would never hold up" -- and then cite as proof of your accuracy a Nicklaus quote that directly contradicts it: "A lot of guys can't handle it. But it looks like he can."

Liberalism has altered your brain chemistry and function, dude.

Harry Hamid said...

Of course, Jimmy John's also makes all their workers sign ridiculous no-compete clauses preventing them from working at fast food restaurants for a year or two.

No compete clauses for low wage, at will employment.

Anonymous said...

The critter running from the snakes is an iguana. And you have the wrong link. The link should be https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3OjfK0t1XM

Anonymous said...

I bet its warm up in the center of that prayers groups.

Anonymous said...

Better read up on the tale of two countries Green. Kenya and Tanzania. They used to be one until the League of Nations divided them up.. One banned hunting in the early 80's the other still embraces it. Care to guess which one has vast and flourishing big game populations?
You see Barry, when you take the monetary or intrinsic value away from something, then the thing in question becomes almost worthless and is not preserved. In this case Kenya's game have almost been decimated do to poaching and the bush meat trade- Tanzania's is strong because poachers are killed on sight- the same way a thief would be attempting to break into a gold vault.

Not Sam

Anonymous said...

Ok, I will eat at a Jimmy Johns today instead of Rudy's like I had planned for my one meal of the day.

The bed-wetters get up in arms over everything don't they?

Why Guy said...

Red, White, and Blue, and no defacement by tats and/or piercings??? Wholesome!

Anonymous said...

•On Obamacare repeal: "Nobody knew health care was so complicated."

•On China's leverage over North Korea: "After listening for 10 minutes, I realized it’s not so easy..."

•On the Export-Import Bank: "Actually, it’s a very good thing. And it actually makes money..."

•On NATO: "So they asked me...about NATO, and I said two things. ‘NATO's obsolete’ — not knowing much about NATO..."

•On the U.S. government: “I never realized how big it was...”

•On European Union trade deals: “Ten times Trump asked [Angela Merkel] if he could negotiate a trade deal with Germany. Every time she replied, 'You can’t do a trade deal with Germany, only the EU,'" the official told The Times. "On the eleventh refusal, Trump finally got the message, 'Oh, we’ll do a deal with Europe then.'"

Anonymous said...

The money it takes to be a Big Game Hunter is absurd. The money spent harvesting those animals stimulates that local economy ten fold. I promise you it goes further than the money donated for mosquito nets that end up being sold instead of given to the people for whom it was intended.

In a Nation that spends billions of dollars taking care of the poor, misfortune, and have not's it is unfortunate when you can't see a truly positive impact. Not only on the animal's but within their community.

Anonymous said...

BON was just putting himself in the role of a Trump consultant. Bet a dollar there are least a couple in the West Wing who thinks that way (what's in it for Trump), instead of what's best for the US of A. Scary times.

DF George W.

Harry Hamid said...

@9:41: Ah, you're all pissed off about where others choose to eat lunch. I hope you recover, little one.

Anonymous said...

I wish we still had Dick Trickle. Greatest racing name EVER!

DF NASCAR

Anonymous said...

The Desoto coach was the offensive coordinator at Desoto for 7 years before being the HC.

Anonymous said...

I FIND CATTLE, CHICKENS, LETTUCE, AND CARROTS MAJESTIC. I BET AT LEAST ONE WAS KILLED FOR YOUR LUNCH.
RACISM AND PRAYER IN DESOTO. I WAS UNAWARE DESOTO WAS SUCH A HOTBED OF CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICANS. ALL THEY'RE MISSING IS A CONFEDERATE FLAG.

Anonymous said...

BagOfNothing was only half serious.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Jimmy John's delivery drivers are among the deadliest in the country and the company doesn't care a bit. Freaky fast delivery.

Anonymous said...

Dale, Jr. who??
Big assumption on your part.

Anonymous said...

8:54

From 2003....

http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2003/08/06/1060145723516.html

wordkyle said...

231 - Thanks. Except for quoting a different golfer, in a different article, in a different year, that's exactly what BG said.

(P.S. My comment wasn't about Tiger's swing, but about BG's choice of source.)

Anonymous said...

Great job 2:31....you got NOTHING correct. Thanks for playing.

Anonymous said...

I could be wrong about this but I was somewhat involved in the airline industry some time ago. I was under the impression that the captain was not in control of the aircraft until it pushed away from the gate. Until then the gate agent called the shots. Just sayin'

Anonymous said...

Interesting thing about that link you provided regarding the TC DAs office jury trials: one of the partners in that firm is Christy Jack and ----- there is a bought and paid for, parked URL of http://www.christyjackforda.com out there.