The Campaign For DA

5.12.2017

Random Friday Morning Thoughts


  • The Texas Senate voted to end straight ticket voting (something I've ranted about for years), but I'm not sure it passed the House. That body was a train wreck last night as the midnight deadline came and went. As always, representative Jonathon Stickland was the butt of all jokes. 
  • A different shot of the wreck that shut down I-35 yesterday: 
  • I've noticed a pattern of crazy wreck and crazy driving over the last five years. It just seems to be increasing at a bizarre rate. 
  • There was a police chase in the metroplex yesterday where the driver went through downtown Dallas. I learned that  a news helicopter has a heck of a time keeping up with a car that is zigging and zagging on the streets amongst skyscrapers. I could practically hear the cameraman yell, "Where is she?!"
  • The President of the United States trolled Rosie O'Donnell yesterday afternoon because of a six month old tweet. Let that sink in for a second.
  • But he wasn't done. I'll never think of sleeves the same way again. 
  • Whenever I hear a commercial for lake front property that is "only thirty minutes from Dallas" I know that it's more like an hour and thirty minutes.
  • A kid in my neighborhood has a hover-board. I keep waiting for it to erupt in flames. 
  • From a Home Depot in Fort Worth: 
  • Per Bud Kennedy, Fort Worth lawyer Christy Jack will chronicle "Fort Worth's notorious mansion murders and Cullen Davis trials . . . [Saturday] . . . on CBS 48 Hours." I like Christy, but I'm not sure how she got that gig. 
  • Trump was unhinged this morning after his worst day in office. His NBC interview contradicted everything that had previously come from the White House. The guy just sits around every morning watching Fox and Friends and then goes off. (Side note: When you are being compared to Nixon, it's not a good idea to mention secret "tapes".)
  • Yes, Fox News, the Civil War was worse: 
  • The people of Rwanda, according to the College Freshman Not In The House, are very friendly. (She had a layover in Amsterdam to get there which allowed me to break out the "Royale With Cheese" joke.)

40 comments:

SpanishWarDonkey said...

In defense of Fox, the PC crowd would have you think minorities and gays are being rounded up en masse and killed.

Anonymous said...

"I've noticed a pattern of crazy wreck and crazy driving over the last five years. It just seems to be increasing at a bizarre rate. "

Hmmmm, let me see. Could it be folks jacked up on prescription drugs? Why yes it could. Heck, even your old pal over at Bag of Nothing takes a wide range of prescription drugs these days.

Drugs 're bad kids, mmmmkay?

Anonymous said...

Trump's worst day in office? That may be your assessment, but he looks to be having a blast at the expense of hysterical lunatics like you. And still has time to do the things he said he would as president. You are truly deranged.

But let's assume for a minute that you and Maxine Waters (speaking of unhinged lunatics) succeed in bringing him down. At best, we end up with Mike Pence as president. We still get our supreme court picks, which of course was the whole point of Hillary NOT being president. At worst, you guys finally trigger some sort of dissolution or civil war.

You seriously need to consider a little introspection.

Anonymous said...

That Home Depot display must be in White Settlement

Anonymous said...

Let's be clear here. Firing the lead investigator in the case against you to get rid of the investigation (the stated purpose of the firing according to his spokesperson and during the interview), would be obstruction of justice in any pro-state county in Texas.

And telling a witness to watch what he says because you have secret tapes of him is witness intimidation and tampering.

Conservatives are usually for the rule of law. Where have those people gone?

Rage

Anonymous said...

8:54, The 'PC Crowd' can certainly go a little over the top. But your own preposterous exaggeration of what they do does not help your own position. Restraint and rationality is called for on both sides. (All of which is a way of saying you just pulled a Trump.)

Anonymous said...

Actually Nixon is looking pretty good right now!

Anonymous said...

I don't how I could navigate through the day without at least a glance at your "observations"

Anonymous said...

You might actually be kinda popular in Costa Rica.....

Anonymous said...

One on now, SWD. Yesterday you were halfway rational, and then you go and say something like this. Did you leave your meds at home?

Rage

Anonymous said...

Does this girdle make my ass look big?

DF Rage

Anonymous said...

Rage @ 9:24 "...would be obstruction of justice in any pro-state county in Texas."

BINGO. But to a GOP Congress, it's not even enough for an independent investigation into whether its an offense or not.

Anonymous said...

Hey RAGE at 9:24. You said "Let's be clear here. Firing the lead investigator in the case against you to get rid of the investigation (the stated purpose of the firing according to his spokesperson and during the interview), would be obstruction of justice in any pro-state county in Texas."

Hate to break the news to you but, Trump was never under any investigation. Comey said so three different times and is on record for saying so.

Anonymous said...

9:12, if you think Trump is having a blast then you are ignoring:

1. His own admission that he does not like the job because it is harder then he thought, and he wants his old life back;
2. Reports from his staffers that he spends a significant amount of time screaming at the television when it reports something he doesn't like (this one shows him to be particularly unhinged);
3. His own supreme insecurity, as evidenced by the paragraph in Comey's termination letter that he was told he was not under investigation;
4. His constant 3:00 am tweets that are little more than internet pissing matches and are really nothing more than another window into his insecurities;
5. His constant cabinet turnover and scandals;
6. His admission that he is having to change leadership at the FBI in order to kill an investigation that might reach him; and
7. His constant paranoia and internal witch hunting for leaks--not the sign of someone having a blast, but in fact is a sign of the exact opposite.


This is just off the top of my head. I'm fairly busy this morning so I'm not going to google more, but I'm sure a quick Twitter search would also show other instances o just how much "fun" he's having.

Rage

SpanishWarDonkey said...

I can call out the church and SJW's at the same time. Both piss me off. Spend some time on Reddit and the like and you'll see what I mean regarding the PC crowd.

Anonymous said...

Sure seems that a lot of Californians have moved in over the past five years.

wordkyle said...

"Restraint and rationality is called for on both sides." - Good idea. How 'bout we start with the rioters and bombthrowers on the left?

Anonymous said...

Can anyone tell me what Jonathan Stickland does for a living or who his employer is?

I bet you cannot find it. Ever wonder what a high school dropout who lucked into a state representative gig does while the legislature isn't in session? How does he support his family?

Speaking of...what does Matt Krause do for a living? Giovanni Crapriglione?
These "Freedom" Caucus members seem to have a comfortable living without having an actual full-time job. How?

DFW Right Wing Watch

Anonymous said...

Hey Bu...

I'm sure you realize that Paris(from the movie) and Amsterdam(where the House World Traveler is) are in two different countries with two different primary languages.

France - French
Netherlands - Dutch

Anonymous said...

Rage is busy? Odd....the amount of trolling he does seems to suggest otherwise.

Anonymous said...

Hoverboards do not exist for sale, only in prototypes that require exceptional circumstances to hover briefly. There is no kid in your neighborhood that has one.

SpanishWarDonkey said...

It's not exaggeration though. Spend some time on forums with a younger demographic and you'll see what I mean. If you're feeling brace, go check out some Tumblr blogs. Hell, I saw on FB just this week that the Lubbock County Dems held a "die in" somewhere in town. I wasn't going to give the article a click, but I saw a bunch of pictures of people lying by the roadside with signs rambling on about god knows what.

Anonymous said...

Rage, we know you are busy. The lunch hour is upon us and we need more french fries.

wordkyle said...

1044 - I don't really care about the folks you spoke of, but you asked "How do they make a living?" so I looked it up on Wikipedia. Krause is a lawyer, Strickland is a consultant, and Capriglione owns a private equity management company. Not to say that any of these occupations improve their credibility, but your question, which was the entire point of your post, was easily answered.

Anonymous said...

On my commute, I play a game called phone, alcohol, or meth. It starts when I see a car not driving safely. It was fantastic to almost see someone get decapitated in a construction zone due to a pickup truck not paying attention to someone changing a tire on the shoulder. Also, I've seen someone putting on eye makeup while driving on 287.

Anonymous said...

People are driving while not looking at the road. We're all going to be impacted by this until something is done. If the equivalent numbers of texting or facebooking while driving deaths was instead happening in the form of airplane crashes, all airports would be shut down immediately. Huge percentage of drivers would rather die than wait a few minutes to reply to a meaningless text.

Anonymous said...

Consultant huh? Stickland seems to know a lot about cheeseburgers and chimichangas. Didn't know there was a market for consultants in cholesterol.

Anonymous said...

Hey 10:18, you said Rage said Trump was under investigation, but Rage said "the" investigation.

Learn to read, jack wagon.

Anonymous said...

That War Donkey feller is sure off his meds today. Yesterday he was a hard charging SJW for gays, blacks and women folk. Today he is singing a different tune! Maybe his conversion therapy took a turn for the better!

Anonymous said...


12:50----------------

I'm a little disappointed in your effort here. Odds alone give the phone a win most times. But you're neglecting some important players in this game.

Little doggie in the lap.

Road sex.

Hamburger (hotdog, taco et al)

Stupidity

Testosterone

Children

Geriatricity (Yea, yea, I know that's not a word cause I googled it while
doing 85 in a 65)

Anger (the road rage I feel when you google something doing 85 in a 65,
something I can do just fine but you're obviously too stoopid to
master).

You really need to refine your game a little. Maybe Youtube could give you some pointers. If your commute is long enough

Why Guy said...

Sunbathing in the shadow of a nuclear reactor will give you toes capable of grasping things.

Anonymous said...

I have a solution:

No more power steering...

Anonymous said...

Please run against Sharen Wilson, Christy!

Anonymous said...

WHY?

wordkyle said...

159 - Shrug. I don't feel one way or the other about the guy, insult him all you want. But the answer to the question of how they make their living was readily available, not some dark mysterious secret.

Anonymous said...

The ransomware perpetrators are NSA employees!

poleshift.ning.com

Anonymous said...

Why was Comey fired? The Democrats scream that Trump was trying to deflect and influence an investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 campaign. Recent hearings on the supposed Russian influence have not brought forth proof of any Trump wrongdoing, but rather proof that the Obama administration, in support of Hillary, used National Security excuses to go on extensive fishing expeditions, looking for connections. They found no Trump wrongdoing, but did find that Trump was correct in his tweets – FISA courts were used. Comey, notably, protested loudly that this fact should not be revealed to the public.

The Republicans focused on the motive for Comey’s dismissal being due to Comey abortively closing the investigation into Hillary’s homebrew server last July, a motive laid out in the Comey dismissal letter. Comey had been appointed by Obama in 2013, and had a Deputy, McCabe, whose wife accepted close to a million dollars in campaign funds from Hillary associated sources, so had a taint in this matter. Where Comey laid out the problems with Hillary’s homebrew server arrangement, describing Hillary’s crimes as “careless” rather than criminal, he aborted the investigation, at least publically…


http://poleshift.ning.com

Anonymous said...

Ok WordKyle...Since you are so such an expert at google, tell me what the name is of each of those douchenozzles employer.

DONT DISMISS THIS SO QUICKLY!

DFW Right Wing Watch

wordkyle said...

949 - Lawyer, consultant, owner of a private equity management company. Who do you think their "employers" are? And I have news for you, you don't have to be an expert at google to find the info I found. I'm sorry if I disrupted your carefully constructed attempt at making these guys' sources of income seem mysterious and sinister. Your suspicions may very well be warranted but, come on, make a better argument.

Anonymous said...

Let me talk in fewer words and syllables for you.

Who is Matt Krause a lawyer for? He also states he is a college professor. Where?

Jonathan Stickland - Claims to be an "oil/gas consultant". Who exactly employs a high school dropout & former exterminator to consult on oil/gas issues?

Giovanni Crapriglione is a venture capitalist. Please explain what exactly a venture capitalist does? Who has he invested for? Sounds like a fancy ass name for selling Amway to me. What multi-level marketing scheme qualifies one to be a venture capitalist?