The Campaign For DA

5.24.2017

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts



  • I'm surprised there is not more video of the explosion in Manchester. I'm guessing since it was outside people weren't videoing.
  • Speaking of Trump (and stay with me here), I found this article fascinating. It was written by the author of Art of the Deal who tries to explain Trump's personality and why he does what he does. It's objective. Hey, we are all nutty in our own little ways and there's normally a reason for that. I think he has Trump pegged. (One thing is that Trump earnestly believes is that every negotiation is about "winning it" and not compromising. There are only winners and losers and nothing in between.)
  • And yesterday he called the terrorists "losers." It is his ultimate rebuke. 
  • The Wise County Animal Shelter is full.
  • A reader sent me this very odd 12:00 minutes of commercial footage shot in Decatur in 1969. (Posted by the Messenger a handful of years back.) The only thing I recognize is the old Franklin Five and Dime store. 
  • Speaking of Wise County history, in the 1970s (I can't remember the specific year), Bridgeport celebrated its 150 100 year anniversary.  A time capsule was buried in or somewhere near what is now Harwood Park. Isn't it about time to dig it up? How many time capsules simply get lost in time because no one remembers them unless there was some granite marker. 
  • Last night PBS had a Frontline episode on Trump advisor Steve Bannon. (All of it and more is here.) It was fascinating. After the "Grab them by" news was released during the campaign, it was his idea to have Trump appear with former Clinton accusers before a debate. His view is to surprise the media and keep them off-balanced. 
  • Mrs. LL is up to, I'd guess 1.6 eyes. (Edited.)
  • The Super Bowl in 2021 had to be moved out of L.A. because the new stadium won't be ready in time. The NFL named Tampa as a replacement location yesterday.  Jerry Jones is powerful and is often called a "shadow commissioner" but the NFL really shuns him on Super Bowls. Since that ice disaster, there hasn't even been  a rumor of when he will get another one. 
  • Nothing makes me grin more than when a clerk or a waiter, in response to me being nice to them because it's the way you should live your life, oftentimes refer to me as "boss" as in "Gotcha, boss!" or "Have a good one, boss!" 
  • Yesterday the former head of the CIA, John Brennan, testified Russia tried to interfere with the election, there were significant contacts between the Trump campaign and the Russians, and he turned the information about the contacts over to the FBI so they could determine if there was any collusion.  And America just shrugs its shoulders. 
  • Sean Hannity is losing it over this fake Seth Rich story. And his new bosses, who authorized the retraction of the story, may fire him before all is said and done. 
  • The National Enquirer has spent the last months fawning over Trump (after Trump complimented the mag during the campaign.) Now this week they have a cover which at the very least puts Fox News in a bad light? This makes no sense.

44 comments:

Anonymous said...

Bridgeport would have celebrated its 100th anniversary in the 1970s, not its 150th. The only folks here in the 1820s were Native Americans. Decatur was settled just before 1850 (pre-Civil War), by immigrants from the southern States. Bridgeport has its roots in the Reconstruction era, and was at least partly settled by northern move-ins. Those cultural differences begat the rivalry that regrettably lingers to this day.

Anonymous said...

When similar stories were written about Obama about how thin skinned he was, Obama had ties to quite a few people who were anti-America, Obama said he could use his pen to sign what he wanted, lied numerous times on several things like "You can keep your insurance" but yet the left looks the other way that's what's wrong in this country on both sides!

Anonymous said...

It wasn't "outside"; it was in the corridor outside of the seating area, near the exits. Even teenagers don't make videos of themselves leaving an arena and heading for the exit turnstiles.

Anonymous said...

My big pet peeve with a waiter / waitress is when they come to check on you mid meal and ask.....

"how is everything ....good?"

"how is the food.....good?"

If they are truly wanting to know how the food is and how we are doing, they won't infer that the answer is "good".... it will be an open ended question.

Anonymous said...

Bridgeport's Wagon Wheels to Rockets centennial celebration was July 1973.

http://www.wisecountytexas.info/bridgeportindex/images/1973/1973-07-26-pg01.jpg

Anonymous said...

"Mrs. is LL to, I'd guess 1.6 eyes."

You're drunk, buddy. Go back to bed.

Anonymous said...

The 100 yr celebration was staged the summer of 1973. They had a "professional" production co. come in & help "produce" an outdoor play of sorts history of Bridgeport. Lots of locals were in the show. Lots of silliness went on for a couple of weeks. People had to grow beards or buy shaving permits, etc. It was held @ Bull Stadium in June & man did that piss off the BHS coaches.

The time capsule is still buried with a marker of its location down the street from the city pool.

I believe 9:07 has a future with The National Enquirer, or FOX news, which ever calls first. (And is obviously taking lessons from Hannity)

Harry Hamid said...

It's interesting to watch what is happening to Fox.

I see they were third in the ratings last week, their prime time line-up has gone through major shakeups (mostly because of personal issues and scandals), their management has gone through changes, their remaining old-timey star power is complaining about the decisions of management...

I assume they will evolve.

Anonymous said...

Hey Bu...

Here is the finished product.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mHQkBHekGY

BTW, so you still have that funny hat?

Anonymous said...

If they call you "Boss" they probably have been in the pen or county jail.

Anonymous said...

Bridgeport celebrated their sesquicentennial(150 years) in the summer of 1973.

I know this because I was working at Foodway at the time and we were required to wear goofy ties, arm bands and buttons commemorating the event.

I realize it makes no sense since the history of Bridgeport started around 1860, but it was definitely a 150 year celebration.

Maybe Barry did the math.

wordkyle said...

"...And America just shrugs its shoulders." Let's take a look at your points.
- First of all, Brennan explicitly said he did not know of any collusion, nor of any evidence that showed collusion. Opinions expressed were his own. Two congressional committees said there's no evidence of collusion. Democrat shill Diane Feinstein even had to admit -- twice -- that there's no such evidence.
- Second, of course Russia tries to influence our elections. Governments do it all the time. Do you remember when the Obama administration used taxpayer money in an attempt to defeat Israel's Netanyahu in an election?
- Then there's the issue of "contacts." Here's an example of a "contact":
Russian: Hey, you want us to give you a hand with the election?
Trump associate: No thanks, we got this.
Business people have been doing business in Russia for a long time. Many of them have had dealings with government officials. Trump, being one such businessperson, and having many such business people on his team, would have many such acquaintances. IF any such "contacts" were made, it's natural that the Russians would first approach people they've worked with before.
- Lastly, there's the matter and nature of Russian "interference." Russia did not hack vote tallies. Russia did not insert their operatives in voting centers and change votes. Whatever efforts they made were pretty inept, as it resulted in Hillary winning the popular vote.
Incidentally, if Brennan knew about the Russian efforts to mess with the election last summer, why didn't the Obama administration stop them?

Anonymous said...

"I encountered and am aware of information and intelligence that revealed contacts and interactions between Russian officials and US persons involved in the Trump campaign that I was concerned about because of known Russian efforts to suborn such individuals. It raised questions in my mind about whether Russia was able to gain the cooperation of those individuals." - John Brennan yesterday.

“I can tell you that the case is more than that,” Schiff told Chuck Todd on MSNBC. “And I can’t go into the particulars, but there is more than circumstantial evidence now.” - Adam Schiff

Whether there, currently, is public evidence of collusion or not -- it seems to be a matter in reasonable dispute.

Also, the purpose of the investigation is either to gather evidence or find that there is no evidence. By saying "no evidence" or "circumstantial evidence" first therefore "no investigation" second, you put the cart before the horse.

Anonymous said...

Please walk your talk, and review then enthusiastically defend on this blog the police officer in the Kansas City area who DIDN'T detain the young woman who later died when she lost control of her vehicle.

Anonymous said...

Russia absolutely hacked the election and gave Hillary the popular vote.

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to see the PBS expose on John Podesta. It should be as hard hitting as the one on Bannon. "tongue in cheek"

Anonymous said...

We say "have a good one, boss" regardless if the customer is nice or not. It's called professionalism. Sorry to burst that bubble.

DF cashier / waiter

HarveyLee said...

Don't tell LL there is a published pic of the Trumps holding hands in Rome. It is taken from the rear so they could be body doubles. ( thought I would add that before he does )

Anonymous said...

Barry, please share ANY evidence you have that shows the Seth Rich story is "fake."

Anonymous said...


the footage was a "pied piper" coffee commercial that was filmed on the square.

Anonymous said...

That picture of Trump and the four ladies harassed/abused by Clinton is classic. Clinton was and is a Grade A sleaze, but Trump using the ladies to slam him and by extension, Hillary? Pot calling the kettle black, don't you think?

DF Human Resources

Anonymous said...

11:06: Is it near stairs or a ramp? Because word on the Internet is that Donnie is deathly afraid of stairs and/or has early signs of Alzheimers.

Anonymous said...

There's nothing professional about calling someone "boss". That's why you work in food service.

Anonymous said...

It's all about. Issues and non-bosses. There is no in between.

No credible Democrat thinks the vote tallies are corrupted, in the same way that no credible Republican is a birther. Of course, Wordkyle is, so that tells you all you need to know.

There may not be evidence of collusion yet, but with enough smoke, and in light of Republican obstructionism, an investigation is warranted. What it shows is what it shows. If there's no evidence after an investigation, then there's no evidence. But let the investigation happen.

Rage

Anonymous said...

I hate to break it to you boss, but being called "boss" by someone in the service industry is definitely not a compliment. It's pure sarcasm, they are like this dude changed his order twice, sent me back and forth to the kitchen 3 times, changed his drink mid meal and tipped 10%....now he wants to say something nice! You got it boss!!!

Anonymous said...

RTG looks like she's saying "Barry, will you stop following me and quit taking those pictures!?"

DF Not A Stalker

Anonymous said...

What's going on with Mrs LL's eye?



Curious Eye Doctor

Anonymous said...

10:12

Ask yourself this question....

Why am I having to defend our President so much?

Anonymous said...

Tarrant county in cop case - hung jury.

Anonymous said...

RE: Jerry and the Superbowl

I would suggest the NFL is more upset with him about trying to cram as many seats as possible into Jerry World, only to have the Fire Marshall forcing them to be removed and giving the NFL a black eye in the process, rather than the weather which was out of Jerry's control.

Anonymous said...

Why would the Super Bowl have to be moved out of Los Angeles just because the new stadium would not be ready on time? Why not just have it in one of the other stadiums, like the Coliseum or the Rose Bowl, both of which have hosted Super Bowls in the past? I guess the host stadium is required to be where an NFL team plays, but in an emergency it seems Los Angeles could have solved for X on this one.

Anonymous said...

Remember whey Trump said he'd appoint a special prosecutor to investigate and prosecute Hillary? Notice that all that blow-hard smoke disappeared the day after the election. Not a peep on that subject any more. Why not? Because beyond some bad judgment Hillary hadn't done anything wrong. And Trump knew that when he made that 'promise'. I don't care whether anyone 'likes' Hillary or not, she would have just been another politician-President. Instead, we have this cartoonish liar who cannot be trusted by anybody. Those of you who keep on apologizing for him need to do some soul-searching.

Anonymous said...

12:40 - Why do you defend Islam so much?

Anonymous said...

Do you think we could put in a bid for the SuperBowl?

DF Decatur ISD Athletic Complex

Anonymous said...

3:11

12:40 here.

I don't defend or endorse any religion, including Christian religions. I consider myself an agnostic. Google it.

How you came to the conclusion you did tells me you graduated 8th grade, but not much else.

wordkyle said...

1240 - The question to ask is Why are those on the Left, including the media, willing to conduct a full-out assault on Trump, his family, and his associates, based on nothing more than rumor, innuendo, and political pique? My "defense" is not so much of Trump -- I don't particularly care for his personality, and he was never my first choice until it was either him or Hillary -- but to point out the lunacy that Democrats have fallen prey to since the November election. The Left's slobbering madness would be amusing if it wasn't so widespread and hadn't led to mass violence.

Anonymous said...

You can be agnostic and still be sympathetic toward Islam jackass.

Anonymous said...

Yep, if they call you boss there is a 100% chance they have you pegged for a lawyer and have been to the pen or spent a little more than a little time in county.
They want to show some respect if you happen to be a criminal defense lawyer and not tick you off if you represent The Man.
Interesting how people can pick up on things like that.

Anonymous said...

Those people who call you boss or chief are ex-felons...that's the way they refer to guards.....

Anonymous said...

Rumor is that Eaton High School has a new football coach.
What is the deal.
Never heard anything about a change.
Position was never posted.
Then suddenly a new guy is in charge.
I thought ahead Football positions had to be posted and applications taken.
Love to learn why required processes not followed.

Anonymous said...

The finished commercial for MJB Coffee is easily viewed on youtube.

Anonymous said...

The "only folks" here in the 1820s were Native Americans? How ignorant is that, really? Uh, there were people of European descent coursing through Texas in 1820. My gosh.

Anonymous said...

On the history of Texas, few would know that Mexico invited immigrants from the United States to come to "Texas", then became concerned when it was too much. So Mexico tried to enforce the border, but there was "illegal" immigration...by people from U.S. states into then Mexico-Texas. Ha. Can't make this up: A passage from a text on it:

Later the immigration was stopped. The Mexican government grew alarmed at the immigration threatening to engulf the province. Military troops were moved to the border to enforce the policy. Still there was illegal immigration. Immigrants crossed the border easily and by 1835 there were ten times as many Americans (30,000) as Mexicans. The settlers demanded greater representation and more power from the Mexican Government. Revolts broke out in 1832 and 1833. Instead, General Santa Anna, dissolved the national congress late in 1834, and became dictator in Mexico.

Anonymous said...

Looks like the average weight of people back in 1969 was about 50 pounds less than what we see on the Decatur square today.