The Campaign For DA

5.03.2017

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts


  • Alabama's coach Nick Saban got an eight year, $65 million extension yesterday and, with a bonus, will make over $11 million this season.  Remember that he's a public employee. (More shocking may be their outside linebacker's coach will make $950,000.)
  • Alabama (the state) ranks 4th worse in the nation in unemployment, 4th worse in high school graduation, and 5th worse in per capita income.
  • I don't know much about the Heritage Foundation (other than the insufferable Jim Carafano who comes on WBAP once a week) but they fired its leader yesterday. The running narrative is that the organization turned from a legitimate think tank to a partisan hack group. 
  • That Graham High graduate who was stabbed to death on the UT campus sounded like a good kid.
  • I'm finally into Season Four of Game of Thrones. Man, they will kill anyone on that show. 
  • Random restaurant thought: I miss the chain Tia's.
  • Random Decatur restaurant thought: I miss Garcia's.
  • If you are for insurance covering pre-existing conditions, does that mean you support the foundation of Obamacare? That's what the Republicans are dealing with.
  • It's May 3rd and I'm calling it: The Texas Rangers are done, brother. And get ready for a Yu Darvish trade by mid-summer.
  • Here's Pete Delkus' official forecast: 
  • Here's the fired Balch Springs offer who shot the kid with an AR-15 (credit KXAS.)
  • From the Update: "Devon Energy Corporation announced Tuesday that it plans to sell $1 billion in assets – including some in the Barnett Shale natural gas fields . . . . " That doesn't sound good for Wise County. 

46 comments:

Anonymous said...

Tia's queso loco was the bomb. Garcia's hot sauce was the best cure for a hangover. I'm with you on this one.

Anonymous said...

"Random Decatur restaurant thought: I miss Garcia's."

I disagree with many of your comments, but this one I have to agree with. Loved Garcia's.

Why Guy said...

I don't see a forecast -- just screenshots of radar read outs and a cold front symbol. No prognostication in the image.

Anonymous said...

Garcias rocked

Anonymous said...

I miss Garcia's also! We need a good Mexican restaurant here in town...Casa Torres is horrible!

Anonymous said...

Devon needs to gtfo of Wise County. Lying, cheating aholes that wouldn't make a pimple on George Mitchell's ass.

Double Not Fake Land and Mineral Owner

Anonymous said...

Your points on Alabama goes to show how screwed up we are culturally and socially. College football is the opiate of the masses in the south. And I am among the guilty.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the RTG today. I love me some hot wet white bikini girlage.

Anonymous said...

Devon is just selling in Johnson and Jack counties.

Triple Fake... said...

"From the Update: "Devon Energy Corporation announced Tuesday that it plans to sell $1 billion in assets. . . . " That doesn't sound good for Wise County."
If the assets are relocated, then yes, more bad news.


Oh, and the person who posted this last night:
"Mexico won a BATTLE in Puebla! they lost the war to the FRENCH!...In essence the Mexicans celebrate a DEFEAT!"
Mexico did not lose the war. French forces were driven out of the country, "Emperor" Maximilian was executed, and the Mexican republic was restored.

Triple Fake Prosthetic Hand of Capitaine Danjou
(THAT is how you celebrate a defeat!)

Anonymous said...

What is that police officer's name and where does he live?

Anonymous said...

Where was Garcia's? I evidently don't miss it.

Anonymous said...

Fired cop looks like Brandon Davis

Andy Stevenson said...

I need everyone in Wise County to stop everything you're presently doing, get undressed, and go outside and do a naked rain dance since Pete Delkus can't be trusted.

Anonymous said...

Devon employees should have joined the Teamsters

Anonymous said...

Hey 9:06, if Devon were to "gtfo" as you so eloquently put it then the ENTIRE Wise County economy would implode. What do you think is keeping us afloat? You sound like a real economics major or better yet maybe you're the pimple on George Mitchell's a**!

Not a DF Oil Field Hand

Anonymous said...

How about comparing the average income of a person in Alabama against the cost and taxes to live there. It nets out pretty sweet. As does Saban, I'll bet. The program makes money for the school and the State. They seem pretty happy with things. Maybe we should let them be.

Anonymous said...

There should rarely be justification to kill the driver or shoot at a fleeing vehicle. Don't be stupid enough to place yourself in front of that vehicle. End of story. Of all the police shootings over the last 10 years where a fleeing vehicle was involved, I believe only one was a situation where the driver kept trying to run down the officer and he had to shoot and kill them. Other than that, get out of the way and chase them in your police car if you can.

Anonymous said...

Barry, there's a war going on for your mind -- and you're losing.

Anonymous said...

The Republicans are determined to take Health Care away from my wife. Sad.

Anonymous said...

Tia's was awesome! When it closed, the manager opened El Guapo's (that closed not too long ago so he could spend more time with his family). His name is Mike. Super nice guy! He used the flour tortilla recipe from Tia's. THE. BEST. EVER.

What is this Garcia's about which you speak???

Anonymous said...

I know a lot more unhappy people in high income/high costs areas than I do in places where life is a little slower, warmer and affordable. You know darn well that college football in Alabama is a real focus of life there for a whole bunch of people. To them, maybe it's worth 5 bucks a person to have something to cheer for each year, not to mention brings in more than that in revenue.

Anonymous said...

@ 10:15 Devon keeping the county afloat was true 2004-2013 but not now. Now it's the rock quarries and construction.

Anonymous said...

Republicans will pay dearly at the mid terms for their hypocrisy on Obamacare.

Anonymous said...

Good. Francis Farmer

Anonymous said...

Knowledge of Garcia's should be requisite for commenting on here.

Anonymous said...

They really don't mind the care, it's the "Obama" part they hate with a passion.

Anonymous said...

Garcia's was a GOOD GOOD! Always nice to be seated by a guy wearing rose colored glasses!

Anonymous said...

You need to look deeper into the Heritage Foundation. They go far beyond your partisan think tank activities. Do yourself a favor and google "Heritage Action". That is the activist wing of Heritage. Once you learn about them, google, "Joseph Wade Miller". He is your friend neighborhood Hertiage Action Representative. A little research will show that he is a fixture at all area Tea Party meetings and functions. Ever wonder where the local tea party racists get their money to fund some of their activities?

Look no further brah

DFW Right-Wing Watch

Anonymous said...

http://heritageaction.com/dallas/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DysOHFmUmtw

http://dentongop.org/events/tags/joseph-wade-miller/

http://www.breitbart.com/texas/2015/04/08/first-statewide-tea-party-rally-to-be-held-at-texas-state-capitol-on-april-15/

These area Tea Parties are using Hertiage Foundation money, laundering it, and then distributing it to local candidates - i.e. Jonathan Stickland. Hertiage also helps fund several of the local 501(c)3 groups to also help funnel/lander money to candidates. A Hertiage funded campaign also was hard at work in Collin County trying to sway the jury pool in the Ken Paxton felony fraud trial. Paxton is a card carrying member of the tea party. If Paxton were to get convicted or if an honest Attorney General were to get in office, their entire operation would be under scrutiny. However, we have not had an honest attorney general in Texas for over 20 years.
Educate yourself and follow the money!

DFW Right-Wing Watch

Anonymous said...

GARCIA'S KICKS CASA TORES ASS. SOME OF THE BEST MESSICAN FOODS I EVER ET.

Andy Stevenson said...

Since the front has passed with no rain for Wise County, I'm concluding you fools must have danced with your cloths on which is the drought dance not the rain dance.


Quanah Parker

Anonymous said...

If only Bama was as good as Baylor.

DF Bear Bryant

Anonymous said...

you dont know shhh it bout baseball

sulopa said...

@12:50
That's a great one.
So funny.

Anonymous said...

Garcia's was a great place. Casa Torres doesn't even come close. We miss it dearly.

For those of you that weren't around back then (like 10:01 evidently), Garcia's was in the building that has been Frilly's for a long time now (although Frilly's seems to have closed or moved recently).

Anonymous said...

Ummm... The Heritage Foundation was a "Legitimate", "Reputable" organization? Wait! Am I in the right universe?

Anonymous said...

Glad they fired that Cracka........ He needs to go to prison.

NoseALot said...

RTG: Is that a golf cart blocking some parts?

NoseALot said...

RTG: On second look, I guess it is a boat.

Anonymous said...

Dang it, Andy Stevenson! I followed your suggestion and just spent the last 6 hours trying to find someone to bail me out of jail! Now it looks like I have no choice but to hire that blogging lawyer, Barry Green, to defend me!

And still no rain!!!

Anonymous said...

Triple Fake, we like the cut of your jib, Monsieur.

DF French Foreign Legion
DF Camerone Day

Anonymous said...

That murdering cop LOOKS like a tool. Well good. He is poison and will never work as a cop again.
The police are heroes.
Where was Garcia's?

Anonymous said...

I was around when Garcias was, and there's no comparison to Casa Torres. I'll take Casa Torres' salsa any day!

Anonymous said...

Casa Torres salsa is no match for tater junction salsa from the salad bar

Anonymous said...

10:15, you are an employee, not a land and mineral owner. I dealt with 2 different companies, Devon and Pioneer. Pioneer treated me fairly and with respect. Devon was completely different. It was their way or their way. No give, no negotiating and they paid me FAR less than Pioneer.

Double Not Fake Land & Mineral Owner