The Campaign For DA

6.22.2017

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts



  • A buddy up at the courthouse, who might play golf three to four times a year and describes himself as an "average" golfer, claims he can hit a drive 300 yards if he had a high-end/high-tech driver. He's never hit a drive that far before. The parameters were that the fairway had to be flat and that he could get up to 20 tries.  I told him he's crazy.
  • This Bedford teenager went missing on Monday. Late yesterday, a body was found in a North Arlington landfill. Bedford cops went there and "are not confirming or indicating it's Kaytlynn, but instead say they are awaiting more information from the Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Office." That wording doesn't sound promising. 
  • The Special Counsel makes the cover of Time
  • A potential perfect game by Justin Verlander was broken up last night in the sixth inning by a bunt (gif), and baseball purists went nuts because "It's an unwritten rule that you don't do that." That's just dumb. 
  • The Rangers play at 1:05 today. In Arlington. In the heat. 
  • I had someone  tell me yesterday about the legend of hidden gold in Devil's Den on Lake Bridgeport. I had never heard that story. The best history of it is on page 17 of this pdf special lake edition of the Bridgeport Index from 2007. (It also has some great articles on the history of the lake and has an action shot of a former Bridgeport resident and current Waco criminal defense lawyer on the cover.)
  • Trump had one of his weird rallies last night -- this time in Cedar Rapids. This goes back to my theory that he needs to be loved. Putting him in front of an adoring crowd is good for his soul.
  • EDIT: And it got him back into campaign mode this morning:
  • Police say a 21 year old in Reno, Texas (by Azle) was arrested after her six month old drowned in a bathtub. They claim she was sending Facebook messages for 18 minutes instead of watching the child. (I think this is her Facebook page with is only partially public. If it is, she has two older kids as well.)
  • A few days back a lady stormed the stage of a production of Julius Ceaser in New York's Public Theater since it "portrayed Caesar as a Donald Trump look-alike who gets knifed to death on stage." It has been learned that the lady had registered a domain name prior to the incident which is currently being used as a website to solicit funds for her "legal defence." It's named FreeLaura.com even though she is not in jail.
  • The Karate Kid was released 33 years ago today. 
  • Trip Advisor's best restaurants in Decatur. (Not a bad list/ranking but it gets a little funny when they run out of restaurants and get down to Subway and Taco Bell.)

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

Special election results
Republicans 5
Democrats 0
Anybody notice a trend?

Anonymous said...

Why is she smelling her underarm?

Anonymous said...

Looking at her Facebook back in May 2015 she is saying it was " good to see them" (kids) and wants to get them back. Photos are that typical CPS office supervised visitation play room.

Triple Fake... said...

Unwritten rules were made to be broken.

"That's the way baseball go!"

Triple Fake Ron Washington

Anonymous said...

The Senate released a draft of its healthcare bill late yesterday. Significantly, the bill proposes more cuts to Medicaid than the House bill. The WaPo provides a summary:

"The Senate proposal largely mirrors the House measure with significant differences, according to a discussion draft circulating Wednesday among aides and lobbyists. While the House legislation would peg federal insurance subsidies to age, the Senate bill would link them to income, as the Affordable Care Act does. The Senate proposal would cut off expanded Medicaid funding for states more gradually than the House bill but would enact deeper long-term cuts to the health-care program for low-income Americans. It also would eliminate House language aimed at prohibiting federally subsidized health plans from covering abortions, a provision that may run afoul of complex Senate budget rules."

(https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/senate-republicans-set-to-release-health-care-bill-but-divisions-remain/2017/06/21/7465997c-5694-11e7-ba90-f5875b7d1876_story.html?hpid=hp_hp-top-table-main_healthcare840pm:homepage/story&utm_term=.a453af6a56a6)

The Senate bill is expected to head to the floor next week with a vote expected before July 4. No Democrats are expected to vote for the bill. Some Republicans have concerns, but it remains unclear how these Republicans will vote or whether the bill will be amended.

jon spencer said...


From the Atlanta Journal Constitution,
Nov. 2016: Rodney Stooksbury (D) spends $0, wins 124,917 votes in #GA6
June 2017: Jon Ossoff (D) spends $23M+, wins 124,893.

Anonymous said...

What's even more interesting is that Sweetie Pie's is first on the list. Perhaps it's because of the rolls, because It's sure not about the steaks. Tasteless pieces of beef.

Anonymous said...

Only one Starbucks? Gasp.

Anonymous said...

Trump had one of his weird rallies last night -- this time in Cedar Rapids. This goes back to my theory that he needs to be loved. Putting him in front of an adoring crowd is good for his soul.

Kind of reminds me of Obammy when he would only have his "I'm great.Glad you got to see me!" tours at colleges where the crowds were nothing but young skulls full of mush liberal weenie cornflakes.































































Anonymous said...

Stay woke!

Anonymous said...

The Senate released a draft of its healthcare bill late yesterday. Significantly, the bill proposes more cuts to Medicaid than the House bill. The WaPo provides a summary:

Does this mean that we actually get to see what's in the bill and have time to call our senators if we disapprove of something as opposed to Obammycare that had to be passed so that we could see what's in it?

Anonymous said...

From the Atlanta Journal Constitution,
Nov. 2016: Rodney Stooksbury (D) spends $0, wins 124,917 votes in #GA6
June 2017: Jon Ossoff (D) spends $23M+, wins 124,89

I'm still laughing my Ossoff!!!

Anonymous said...

Even if the Republicans came up with the perfect health care bill, the cornflakes would not vote for it because it was the Republican's idea.

Anonymous said...

a website to solicit funds for her "legal defence."

??????

Anonymous said...

9:45

I'll have to second that opinion. Our family met for a group dinner a couple weeks ago and the rib eyes were tough and the catfish was like rubber.

We politely complained to the manager and all the meals were comped.

I don't think we'll be going back there any time soon.

Anonymous said...

Death Panels? Hey, that's just cost control.

DF TrumpCare

Anonymous said...

Barry, we am very disappointed. We all depend on you for breaking BritBrit news. No pictures or GIF yet of leaping Britney on the beach in Thailand the other day? You have let us down.

DF News Junkies

SpanishWarDonkey said...

If he has a decent swing and very average equipment, there's no reason to think he couldn't get it right 5% of the time. Heck, in a normal round your driver only comes out of the bag a max of 14 times, less depending on the course layout.

Anonymous said...

For the ACA, House members spent nearly 100 hours in hearings, heard from 181 witnesses from both sides of the aisle, considered 239 amendments (both Democratic and Republican), and accepted 121 amendments.

The HELP Committee held 14 bipartisan roundtables, 13 bipartisan hearings, and 20 bipartisan walkthroughs on health reform. The HELP Committee considered nearly 300 amendments and accepted more than 160 Republican amendments.

The Senate spent 25 consecutive days in session on health reform, the second longest consecutive session in history. In total, the Senate spent more than 160 hours considering the health reform legislation.

Anonymous said...

Regarding Goobers comments (which everyone should read whether you agree or not) about Meuller in the helicopter post yesterday, I'm reminded of two things: the Senate doesn't have anyone as smart or honest as Sam Ervin anymore and the Republican Party doesn't have anyone with the honesty and integrity of Howard Baker. The man knew what honest representation of the Amercan people was regardless of party. And like Goober I remember those two years. The Saturday night massacre happened on my 18th birthday. And I also fear what this country and its elected officials are becoming.

Anonymous said...

2:06, If you think Meuller can be fair and partial, you are either stupid or blind or both. As I said earlier, he and Comey are tight as tics and he has been hiring Clinton lawyers and donors for the investigation. The money that will be wasted on this nothing burger will be humongous compared to Kenneth Starr.

Anonymous said...

Heard two influential families had their teens arrested for drugs before prom and graduation and no punishment was issued when others weren't allowed to walk or go to prom. Any truth to this?

Anonymous said...

5:58--------

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GET OVER it!!!!!!!! LosER

But Hey>>>>> LLOokk at thE briGHt side!!! Now YOu knoW what it FeelS likE to be a NIgerIan.

I bet you voted for Hillary Too??

Anonymous said...

5:58 do tell