The Campaign For DA

6.05.2017

Random Monday Morning Thoughts


  • I was upset all weekend long over the death of Judge Fostel. He had been on the bench since 1995. I dread going to the courthouse today. 
  • The judge was a huge fan of Random Thoughts. 
  • "DPS trooper fired for spoof video of shopping for teens." Trust me, that crazy headline doesn't even do the story justice. 
  • Whatever happened to the rodeo clown that had his face crushed during a rodeo in Wise County?
  • I learned something this week about Mrs. LL: She will scream and run away from a spider but will walk up to a snake sunning on the lake shore to take a closer look. 
  • Speaking of the lake, I can't catch anything. Last year I was slaying it. Now I can't get a bite. The lake is 100% clearer than it was last year so maybe my Jimmy Houston techniques of last year might not be applicable.
  • Trump went Full Trump this weekend immediately after the London terrorists attacks. The mayor of London made a statement and Trump couldn't understand it. 
  • And Barron was so traumatized by Kathy Griffin that Trump spent this weekend golfing in Virginia. (I was traumatized by her Friday press conference because it was so wheels off.)
  • I'll always be more fearful of driving to work amongst idiots than being killed in a terrorist attack. And I'm 100% right.
  • This picture of Dallas yesterday afternoon was floating around. Not photoshopped.
  • And this guy from Canada became famous: 
  • A guy from Alvord is going to attempt to get 5,000 signatures to get on the ballot as Texas Land Commissioner. Trust me, that is a massive undertaking no matter how popular you are. 
  • Breaking: We've got a mass shooting in Orlando this morning. 



65 comments:

wordkyle said...

"I'll always be more fearful of driving to work amongst idiots than being killed in a terrorist attack." - A lot of Londoners used to feel the same way.

Anonymous said...

Yes, London DOES need to be alarmed! Why? Because EUROPE needs to be alarmed because of all those poor Muslim "refugees" they took in over the last year!!

Anonymous said...

"I'll always be more fearful of driving to work amongst idiots than being killed in a terrorist attack. And I'm 100% right."

Yep. Also: any hick cop or local DA having a bad day is a bigger threat to our freedom than any terrorist.

"Breaking: We've got a mass shooting in Orlando this morning. "

But good thing we're not having a debate about guns with Trump.


I'm going to break my protocol and directly address Wordkyle, instead of just making fun of him: The terrorism in London is home-grown, by British citizens. The one named attacker of the latest attack was a British citizen, radicalized by an American Muslim Cleric.

And we have more gun deaths of toddlers in the US in a year, or shooting deaths in a week, than they have in a year related to terrorism. And of course, the most deaths in the UK by terrorists were caused by the IRA and its various spin-offs (i.e.: white people). In America, unsecured guns and mental illness are a far greater cause of deaths than any terrorist act, including 9/11, and you can even throw in Pearl Harbor. Hell, go as far back as the USS Maine, and white and black Americans with guns still kill more people than terrorism ever has.

When the attacks that occurred in London start happening in the US (for the sake of argument we're going to ignore things like Oklahoma City and the almost daily school and mass shootings that already occur), they will come with assault weapons and there will be vastly more killed. And it won't simply be because we have more open borders--the UK has had open EU borders for years, and we still have more senseless killings than they do. The death toll in London was so low simply because they had no access to weapons that could kill more people.

People like Wordkyle can cloak their racism and bigotry behind some travel ban (which does not include the most dangerous countries, the country where most 9/11 terrorists came from, or any country where Trump has a property) or fear of radical Islam all they want, but it's still just racism and bigotry. I live in one of the most diverse cities in the country, and we have had exactly zero terrorist attacks here. Current vetting of immigrants works far more often than not, and the price of a free society is some level of security. I would much rather we put our efforts into stopping the daily killing of dozens of Americans than in the infrequent killing by a few by terrorists. Those are already being addressed.

Given the number of accidental deaths in cars every day, BG's comment was spot on. Your mealy-mouthed response is, as is usual for you, empty.

I'm glad you're limited to the panhandle. You can't influence anyone of import and can't spread your BS to anyone who probably isn't already full of it anyway.

Rage

Anonymous said...

"I'll always be more fearful of driving to work amongst idiots than being killed in a terrorist attack. And I'm 100% right."

Move to London and say that.

Anonymous said...

I was traumatized by Kathy Griffith with no make up in her apology video.

Ernest T said...

The whole world needs to be alarmed. Look at all of the "refugees" that Europe took in last year. They said that it was mostly families, but every time I saw any pictures they were mostly young men about 20-30 years old. Didn't see too many women or children.

All of our PC culture is going to get a lot of people killed. We are too worried about offending these people. If 90 - 95% of the terrorist acts are committed by people of one certain religion, then we do need to be watching that religion closely.

If the same of true of, say, the Baptists, then we better be watching FBC Decatur closely!

Anonymous said...

All of you alarmed folks. Go read a history book. MPM

Anonymous said...

Idiots ! Trump included, the London mayor was stating that the increased police presence was no cause for alarm NOT the attack itself.

Anonymous said...

"If 90 - 95% of the terrorist acts are committed by people of one certain religion, then we do need to be watching that religion closely."


I 100% agree with this.

In America, that religion is fundamentalist white Christianity.

Rage

Anonymous said...

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/crime/bs-md-ci-overnight-shootings-20170603-story.html
"Three killed, one injured in four separate shootings in Baltimore on Saturday"

http://www.theadvocate.com/new_orleans/news/crime_police/article_9be6ce22-4973-11e7-8461-4780447f55a6.html

"Saturday was the most violent day in New Orleans this year. A total of 13 people were shot in Saturday's 24-hour span. According to New Orleans crime analyst Jeff Asher, that made it the most violent day in New Orleans in 2017, topping the previous high of 8 people shot in one day."

http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/05/us/orlando-fatalities/index.html

"A disgruntled former employee shot and killed five people at an Orlando, Florida, business Monday morning before killing himself, Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings said."

Glad we're not having that debate about guns.

Right on, Rage.

Anonymous said...

Rage -

What a thoughtful, well crafted comment. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Tossing a lot of support behind radical Islam today I see. I still can't figure out why you libs support Islam so strongly after a terrorist attack and why you wish to use said attack as a reason to take away my 2nd amendment rights!

Anonymous said...

Our tech companies and social media companies need to step up and refuse to cater to radicals from any religion or entity. Shut down the radical Islam accounts for God's sake. Also kill all the white supremacist, alt right and black lives matter stuff. Social media should not be a platform for hate.

Anonymous said...

-You are correct on the Kathy Griffin press conference!
-Whatever happened to the Rodeo Clown who wore the Obama mask?
-Pretty good point on the crazy idiot drivers.
-Ernest T is Exactly Right.
-Pretty sure that's the fake Rage commenting. No one could be that dumb.

Anonymous said...

It is time to institute Sharia law in America. It is clear that this is the solution to terror.

wordkyle said...

Living without fear of a terrorist attack is a luxury that we Americans, at the present moment, can afford. Terrorism is expanding worldwide, primarily due to one group, so much so that the London mayor indicated that in large cities terrorist threats are to be expected.

Prudence would dictate that we try to push the moment that we do need to worry about terrorist attacks back as far as possible. Differing arguments can be made on the best way to do so. Accepting terrorism as the "new normal" is not an acceptable option.

Anonymous said...

Rage, that was a lot of words! I read them all. And after careful consideration of your thoughtful and provocative comments, I can only come to one conclusion. You're an idiot. Have a nice day.

Anonymous said...

"Living without fear of a terrorist attack..."

We don't live without that threat. It just does not come from Muslims, as a general rule.

"Accepting terrorism as the "new normal" is not an acceptable option."

Nobody, and I mean not one person, has said we should accept terrorism.



"Tossing a lot of support behind radical Islam today I see. I still can't figure out why you libs support Islam so strongly after a terrorist attack and why you wish to use said attack as a reason to take away my 2nd amendment rights!"

Idiots like this are why we can't have nice things.

Rage

Anonymous said...

On average, in the past ten years, 96 people die each DAY in the United States in motor vehicle accidents.

On average, in the past ten years, 1 person dies each YEAR in the United States due to foreign born, non-Christian terrorists.


Anonymous said...

I don't live in fear of terror attacks, I live in outrage to them. People don't intentionally die in car wrecks but terrorists intentionally kill innocents. I'm outraged at drunk drivers and texting drivers, those habits kill thousands but are social ills and not an ideology looking to garner support and radical members.

If your first inclination after a terror attack is it search for snarky analogies to deflect and defend Islam for political reasons, you are an equal part of the problem. YOU ARE NO DIFFERENT THAN TRUMP COSYING UP TO THE ALT RIGHT! YOU OWN RADICAL ISLAM!

Anonymous said...

Name the last Christian terror attack in America.

Anonymous said...

Gay men were single-handedly responsible for the AIDS epidemic. If we would have rounded them all up and quarantined them (and kept their things out of each others' rears) we could have avoided a lot of deaths.

Added benefit----Rage wouldn't consantly be posting his arrogant idiocy on what used to be an entertaining comment section here.

Get back in the closet, loser. You're polluting my free entertainment

Anonymous said...

Decatur FBC mafia members have ruined a lot of lives as well.

Anonymous said...

Why is the news about this act in London getting so much press. And they are ignoring the killing in Chicago that takes many more lives.

Anonymous said...

Meanwhile, on Saturday—the day of the London attacks—there were three firearm homicides in Baltimore, three in St. Louis, two in South Carolina, and one each in California, Georgia, Las Vegas, Louisiana and Alabama. A toddler who'd found a gun under a bed also accidentally killed himself in Pennsylvania, making for 14 total known gun violence deaths in the country on that day. (That's actually an unusually low daily total.)

http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2017/06/05/mississippi_mass_shooting_on_may_27_was_deadlier_than_london.html

Yep, no gun problem in the US

Anonymous said...

I have many nice things, just trying to keep you lefties from redistributing them to your Islamic cronies.

Harry Hamid said...

We're so busy calling each other idiots that no one has taken a moment to comment on the Random Morning Thoughts girl. This makes me weep.

Anonymous said...

How many of those 96 deaths are intentionally carried out because of a radicalized ideology?

Anonymous said...

Someone took out foxnews.com

Anonymous said...

Man, you are just too stupid to function in normal society, I bet.

Anonymous said...

Be sure to ask them how many killings in Chicago were by Muslims.

Anonymous said...

Not sure who this is aimed at, but I haven't seen anyone defending Islam for political reasons. Just people who want to put our limited resources to their best use.

Maybe if you learn to read you might be a little less outraged for reasons that have nothing to do with the people you're talking about.

Anonymous said...

12:25

I seem to remember some abortion clinic bombings and murders of physicians that did abortions, all in done in the name of God, allegedly.

And wouldn't those bombings done by Christian Americans on American soil count as terrorism for the far right?

You know....I think it does.

Cleverly Disguised said...

To 12:35

May 26, 2017 Portland Or.Jeremy Joseph Christian stabbed two persons seeking to intervene on behalf of two women (perceived by Christian to be Muslim) who were being assaulted by Christian.

How about Dylan Roof; Charleston SC. June 17, 2015

There are others....you gotta pay attention...Sean Hannity doesn't know everything

Cleverly Disguised said...

That was to 12:25.

Anonymous said...

12:29

Tell us all how you would have ID'd those individuals since medical professional originally had no idea what was wrong with the individuals suffering or how they contracted whatever it was they were suffering from?

Anonymous said...

11:13 - western leftist and Islamist both want the same thing.

Anonymous said...

Do people still commute to work in NY City or have all the companies adapted a work from home policy?

Has Boston cancelled all their events, like the Boston Marathon?

Buy a clue......terrorists WANT you to change your life style. They NEED you to change your life style to acknowledge their power/control over your life.

If you want to live that way, so be it. Personally, increased security at large events like NFL games or airports or National monuments works for me.

If the American public stops going to those events or locations it is a win for the bad guys.

Screw'm, I'll do what I want.

Anonymous said...

Christian terror attacks:

11 killings at abortion clinics since 1993

Centennial Olympic Park bombing in 1996 (Eric Rudolph--who also attacked an abortion clinic and a lesbian night club)

Spokane bombings of Planned Parenthood.

Murder of David Gunn (Michael Griffin -- anti abortion)

2015 Colorado Springs PP shooter claimed to be doing "God's work" against the "sinners" that would "burn in hell."


Anonymous said...

Rage is still the village idiot.

Anonymous said...

Rage, I too am getting used to daily school shootings. I ignored the one that happened today. Oh wait, there wasn't one.

Anonymous said...

12:25 PM

The last time I was forced to either tithe, or burn for an eternity in hell. Maybe not so much a "terror attack", but aren't fear tactics just the same?

-buyerninety

Anonymous said...

2:32

I think we just ID'd the village idiot on this board from your post.

Anonymous said...

"Speaking of the lake, I can't catch anything. Last year I was slaying it. Now I can't get a bite."

Skippy, try using an 8" purple tonsil tickler.
DF Willy Landem

Anonymous said...

Why the immediate support of Islam then and no outrage expressed by leftist leaders?

Anonymous said...

And when did those happen? How many Islamic acts of terror since then????? Also, the Christian outrage at the abortion clinic bombings was palpable. So much so that radical Christian terror acts have vanished in western society! Moderate Muslims support terror.

Anonymous said...

Those were non Christians in both accounts you liar. Neither were practicing Christians or claimed their crimes in the name of God. They were simple bigots angry at the world.

Anonymous said...

How many Islamic terror attacks since Then? You had to go all the way back to 1993 to find one confirmed act of Christian terror.

Anonymous said...

You are forced to tithe? Just don't go to church if you don't want to, simple as that. You don't have that option in many Muslim countries....strange you love them so much!

Anonymous said...

The terrorists have won by turning liberal politicians against everyday American citizens, dividing our country, and garnering staunch support for their terror activities worldwide.

Anonymous said...

I think rodeo "clowns" would prefer to be called "bullfighters"...
CLOWNS belong in politics! j/s

Anonymous said...

12:12.... if you move your numbers to the last 20 years, does that move the needle for you? What if we change the foreign born to Islamic terrorist without regard to their place of birth? You can manipulate sub-sets and parameters to get the results you want but it doesn't give a very clear picture of the situation.

Anonymous said...

Barry, do you have a higher resolution image of the Dallas downburst that you have in your random thoughts today? Beautiful image but the resolution doesn't do it justice. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Are you referring to Greg Crabtree?

The bullfighter?

He died in a horrible bulldozer accident a few months after being in Decatur.

Anonymous said...

The "rodeo clown" or bullfighter is doing well.

Anonymous said...

Amen to 3:10

Anonymous said...

You are talking about Hooter Boswell from Bridgeport...

Anonymous said...

I forgot the right's syllogism on support for terrorism:

Islamic extremist terrorism = All Muslims support terrorism;
White Christian Terroism = Single person, acted alone, probably mentally unstable, doesn't speak for the group.

Rage

wordkyle said...

Leaving alone the silly attempt to create an equivalence between Christian terrorism and Islamic terrorism -- I'm surprised no one brought up the 800-years-ago Crusades -- what in the world makes this an either/or question?

Of course there are other acts of terrorism besides radical Islamic terrorism. My attitude about non-Islamic terrorism is exactly the same as it is toward the Islamic variety. Prevent, pursue, punish. If a group is conspiring to commit terrorism then monitor them, infiltrate them, stop them. That shouldn't be controversial.

What is controversial is ignoring known threats from barbarians. That's just suicide with a side of stupid.

Anonymous said...

3:27

"palpable", are you serious?

People killed other people illegally. Abortion, regardless of your personal views, is currently legal under current law.

We have another entry for blog village idiot.

Anonymous said...

You are absolutely right. The only terror I worry about is drivers who don't care about their lives or yours. And they are all around you

Anonymous said...

12:25. There is plenty. Usually done by the good ol boy boy baptist club. They don't blow crap up, they just screw you on business deals and other small town drama dealings.

Anonymous said...

Amen to 4:36 & 3:10

Anonymous said...

Methinks you don't know what palpable means or you don't understood the context in which it was used. The outrage was palpable from the Christian community. The attacks were widely condemned.

Why Guy said...

Me, too!