The Campaign For DA

6.23.2017

Random Friday Morning Thoughts


  • Texas college sports money:
  • Any Supreme Court opinion is flawless. No typos. Always grammatically correct. Every case cited down to the page is always spot on. That being said, a case released yesterday had a glaring error. (It was taken down and replaced within an hour.) 
  • Oakland Raider QB Derek Carr received a 5 year deal at $25 million a year yesterday making him the highest paid NFL player. Sixteen years ago, the Rangers agreed to paid Alex Rodriguez $25.2 million a year for 10 years. Buy your kid a baseball.
  • The NBA draft was last night. Let's flashback to pre-draft in 1984:
  • I apologize that it took me 48 hours to link to the Official Liberally Lean Girl on the beach
  • It's been a while since I've dogged Dennis Prager (which always angers his one fan which reads Liberally Lean.) I saw this yesterday. I always prefer that if an angry, old white man is going to lecture me on race relations that he be holding a cigar as he does so.
  • I've had two people tell me I should watch Netflix's The Keepers because it will get me riled up. (Side note: There was a time when we wondered if Netflix or Blockbuster would win that all important DVD rental war.)
  • Well, the Senate rolled out their revised TrumpCare bill yesterday, and it's already in trouble. The left hates it because it tries to kill Medicaid. The far right hates it because it is basically a slightly watered down ObamaCare. (Ted Cruz is against it. Mike Lee is against it. Radio host Mark Levin was screaming about how it was 95% Obamacare. And local radio host Mark Davis said it wasn't a conservative bill.)
  • And another (Bridgeport . . . . . . ., Connecticut):  
  • And Another (Kentucky):
  • Hey, Bridgeport is getting an Arby's. 
  • So on May 12th, Trump tweeted: “James Comey better hope that there are no ‘tapes’ of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!” So why did it take him until yesterday to say the following? What was the purpose of the May 12th tweet? 

  • Uh, what?: 
  • Former Arizona State coach Frank Kush died yesterday. He had accumulated a tremendous 176-54-1 record in 21½ seasons when he was fired for allegedly covering up striking a punter on his team. Eventually all was forgiven and he had an office at ASU up until the time of his death. 

42 comments:

Anonymous said...

Such a scathing attack of Prager. Barry truly is a man of great depth and substance.

Anonymous said...

If all Democrats vote against the Senate healthcare bill, three Republicans need to defect for the bill to fail. In addition to Cruz and Lee, Paul of Kentucky and Johnson of Wisconsin have all presently agreed to vote “no” unless there are amendments.

Another group of Republican senators who may defect are Collins of Maine, Capito of West Virginia, Murkowski of Alaska, Heller of Nevada, and Portman of Ohio. These senators are either from Republican states that rely heavily on Medicare and Medicaid, which will be gutted under the Senate bill, or are Republican senators from Democratic states.

Substantively, under the Senate bill, employers will no longer be required to offer health insurance. The Senate bill will limit the availability of subsidies, originally designed to help middle or low income Americans purchase insurance. It also will enact deep cuts to Medicaid. It will phase out the expansion planned by the ACA and additionally cut areas designed to help children, pregnant women, people with disabilities, and elderly people. Employers will no longer be required to offer health insurance which is 49% of those who hold insurance.

Anonymous said...

The Kentucky And Another just can't get that smirk off her face in any of the pictures, including the book-in photo. Why do I think she will re-offend many times in the future?

DF And Another Criminologist

Anonymous said...

Excellent BritBrit link, Barry! Excellent!

DF All Britney News All the Time

Anonymous said...

The vast majority of Texas nursing home residents are paid through Medicaid. If the Senate bill makes it all the way to law, you will see a meltdown when families have to pull Grandma out of the facility and take her home. NO average family can afford the skilled nursing help that would be required. People may not be up in arms right now, but watch the torches get ignited if this happens.

DF Getting the Tar & Feathers Ready

Anonymous said...

So glad we're getting an Arby's. Shout out to prospective entrepreneurs - Bridgeport has plenty of available places and is in desperate need of something besides chicken, pizza, burgers and tacos. Entertainment wouldn't hurt either (bowling alley, arcade, pool hall, etc.).

Anonymous said...

Why should the government even be in the insurance business?

Anonymous said...

Stay woke!!

Anonymous said...

8:50 let's panic.

Anonymous said...

If a whole bunch of people want to spend a whole bunch of their own money handing over "revenue" in the form of ticket purchases, jerseys, suites and sponsorships to a university athletic program...I'm trying to figure out the problem with that.

Anonymous said...

Wonder who took Brit's pics?

Anonymous said...

If she get to know you
She goin' to own you
Kentucky woman

- DF I was just in town Neil Diamond

Anonymous said...

I always prefer that if an angry, old white man is going to lecture me on race relations that he be holding a cigar as he does so.



Does speaking with a firm voice make you an angry person? I think not.

You should be more concerned about the really angry Muslim man that is beheading, stabbing, blowing up, killing Christians and non-Christians in the name of Allah instead.

Anonymous said...

The reason for the May 12 tweet is obvious to everyone except the Trump Idiots: Trump intended to intimidate Comey, no question. This snob thinks he's above the law and do whatever he wants. And too many in this country are willing to let him.

SpanishWarDonkey said...

You had the chance at a perfect week (first in a long time) and you give us a girl that is clearly an amputee. Why it's not a deal breaker, I gotta know what I'm working with dammit.

Anonymous said...

Hey 10:00 a.m. Trump wanted to play the main stream media and give them something to salivate about. He did and then pulled the rug out from under them again. Mission accomplished.

Cleverly Disguised said...

I'm more concerned about the 1858 children (aged 0-17) that have been killed by gun violence in this country this year already than I am some Muslim "boogeyman" who would like it if you would get the "f..." out his country.

Anonymous said...

Tiger Woods has made 1.37 billion between winnings and endorsements. Keep the baseball and buy the kid a putter.

Anonymous said...

9:41 - Barry is more of a BLM fan.

Anonymous said...

"And Another" - 10% of people are genetically unrelated to the man they believe to be their father.

NoseALot said...

RTG: Looking across the foothills for the nonexistent bikini bridge.

RatherBesailing said...

A friend emailed her children and grand children to please not go to Europe this summer because of the potential danger. Her son called and said, " Don't worry, Mom, I'm going to N Korea."

Anonymous said...

@10:00 - are you slow? Trump knew what was said in his meeting with Comey and wanted to make sure that Comey did his best at repeating the conversation accurately to the committee. If Comey thought there might be tapes, he would certainly not want to lie. Trump, out Trumped Comey.

Try to keep up!

Anonymous said...

Yet the children killed by gun violence pales in comparison to those aborted. And let's not forget drunken driving fatalities. Why doesn't the left want to ban alcohol?

Out Rage

Anonymous said...

Trump haters make me laugh.

Anonymous said...

11:41 - Don't forget swimming pools.

That Guy said...

When you send grandma to a facility that accepts her based on "Medicaid", you've already admitted to not giving a shit about her. But nice try

Anonymous said...

Evidentially, the world didn't exist for Dems before Obama and the Affordable Care Act.

Anonymous said...

Donald is exactly right that there are no tapes. Nothing's been recorded on tape since back when Ivanka was a B cup.

- DF Memorex Man

SpanishWarDonkey said...

I just love that you morons think the man that speaks at a 5th grade level is "outsmarting" anyone. I firmly believe Trump had no hand in anything Russia did; he isn't smart enough to pull something like that off, and way too egotistical to not then brag about it.

Anonymous said...

It must be hard for middle aged moms who once were pixie stars to accept getting older. It seems so silly when they take selfies and pictures and try to convince the public that they are, in fact, still 16 years old. Someone should tell them that it's OK to be just yourself; that NOBODY worth paying attention to expects them to be a kid.

Anonymous said...

RTG: Guy walking on the beach saying "I bet I can throw a football over them mountains."

DF Uncle Rico

Anonymous said...

Why are you concerned about people that are already dead...they can't hurt you!

Anonymous said...

SpanishWarJackAss, Stay woke!!

Anonymous said...

Those on here defending trumps obstruction of justice show just how stupid the electorite has become. The man is a crook & a lier and is concerned with no one but himself & immediate family. That's why he still maintains shadow control over his business dealings. Some one else on here called it right: Trump Chumps.

Anonymous said...

Poor is a state of mind.

Anonymous said...

11:37 (2nd one)

So based on your logic, if in fact Comey told the truth in the Senate hearings, why did Trump and company accuse him of not telling the truth?

Why did it take them so long to admit there were no tapes?

Why did it take the Executive branch so long to admit that yes, the Russians had some influence over the election?

Anonymous said...

Trump lovers make many of us laugh.

Anonymous said...

All health care plans will fail because we in the U.S. have too many unhealthy people and people that can't contribute to the costs of their own healthcare. On an island with 19 healthy, active, productive residents, it's not so hard if the 20th resident has met with ill health or misfortune and needs lifelong support with free coconuts, help building a shelter and fish from the day's catch. We are the opposite of that. Can't compare the U.S. with Canada, or Norway, or Japan or other places where it kind of works, when you're there, you can actually see that the average person is just a whole lot less obese and more active and seemingly healthier.

Anonymous said...

I know some folks have heard the Fake News this week that warmer oceans from supposed climate change is driving sharks closer to shore, hence the more frequent attacks like the woman who lost her arm snorkeling in the Bahamas last week. First, did anyone see her go in the water with two arms? Is there video of an actual shark removing said alleged arm? Maybe it was a barracuda. Maybe it was an angry tuna. All I know is that people should not be avoiding a pleasant dip in the sea because of this misinformation and lies about sharks. We welcome all large, flabby, slow swimming mammals to take a pleasant dip in the ocean. Come on, President Trump! Show America the way and spend a day at the beach this weekend with a nice relaxing ocean swim.

DF Sharky McSharkface
DF just call me "Great White". That's what Steve Bannon does.

PS - Mr. President, we have heard that catsup is a great alternative sun blocker lotion. So slaver it on, from head to toe, before you go in the water. We look forward to your visit. Eagerly.

Anonymous said...

If you jump on your high horse and start calling people stupid you shouldn't misspell a bunch of words. That's truly bad form, mate.

Anonymous said...

My wife and I drove by the new Loves and I told her about berrys one man and a hammer....and she cracked up......but she's commented several times how true is his comment. We're just never goona get to taste that Arby burger....