The Campaign For DA

6.08.2017

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts




  • Trump told FBI Director Comey that he expected loyalty. Trump, after being the boss all his life, believes everyone in the federal government now works for him. It doesn't work that way.
  • Amazing Bob Stoops stat: He has more Big 12 Championships (10) than Big 12 losses at home (9). 
  • ISIS striking Iran was buried in the news yesterday. Such an attack is unusual. ISIS gunmen invaded Parliament which caused a four hour stand-off and the death of eleven, and a woman blew herself up at the mausoleum of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.
  • I watched Charlie Wilson's War for the first time. That's good stuff and even timely today. (And it has a little House of Cards feel to it.)
  • A jury awarded $6.7 million to a woman who was sexually assaulted at Sheriff David Clarke's jail and shackled during childbirth. 
  • Serious question: Saluting is a gesture obviously associated with the military. But it is commonplace these days to see it done by law enforcement during ceremonies. Has it always been that way? (And by "always" I'm meaning for the last fifty years or so.)
  • Every time I go to a funeral I leave with a resolve to lighten up, enjoy life, and love more. And it always goes downhill from there. 
  • That Texas state rep arrested for DWI in Dallas was in a pretty spiffy dress.
  • The hearing yesterday with these four in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee was bizarre. They basically refused to answer many, many questions about Russia and/or Trump. Both Republican and Democrats on the committee were really angry. Knowing that Trump started his Presidency doing nothing but skewering U.S. Intelligence agencies, it almost makes you think something is going on.
  • There was a murder at a strip club of Harry Hines at 4:00 a.m. last night. Who would have thought something could go wrong? Compare the street view of the place vs. the club's promotional photo. 

  • There are thirteen death notices in today's Update.

36 comments:

Anonymous said...

Anyone in uniform salutes at ceremonies, be it police, fire, boy scouts, etc.

Anonymous said...

It really is mind boggling how Democrats didn't say a word about any of the "most transaparent admin in history's" many, many scandals. Looking at you Skippy. But now you would literally think the sky is falling. Get a f'ing grip.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, cops have always saluted.

Charlie Wilson's Wr is a million times better than House of Cards, which jumped the shark in the first season. First, it's basically a documentary, and second, Wilson was a Texan. They have since made it to where you cannot serve concurrently on certain committees to avoid exactly what he was able to do, but half of it was simply because he was second only to LBJ in knowing where everyone's skeletons were buried.

That was also Phillip Seymour Hoffman's best performance, ever.

"You're a good man, Gust."

"We'll see."



Rage

Anonymous said...

Never even noticed Dallas Cabaret before, though I live a few miles away (and in the same ZIP code). From the google street view, it looks like it's a small/narrow storefront but a pretty big/deep building.

Anonymous said...

Ever research what all those ribbons and pins Sheriff David Clarke wears on his uniform stand for? You might be surprised. If not surprised, certainly entertained. He loves to play dress-up...

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2017/05/26/heres-what-the-pins-that-sheriff-clarke-wears-actually-mean/

DF Pete Malloy

Anonymous said...

Charlie Wilson proved what can get done by one good Texas Democrat. We need more of them in office.

Anonymous said...

8:51, that's because the vast majority of those 'many, many scandals' you reference were non-existent Fox News propaganda ploys. Trump, on the other hand, is the most dangerous man ever to occupy the White House. I despise Mike Pence's politics, but he's a straightforward and capable politician, and I would far, far rather see him in Trump's place. There's so scent of scandal on him. In fact, I expect he'd stand a far better chance of re-election 4 years from now than Trump would. I don't like that, but I can live with it. Trump, on the other hand, is a treacherous demagogue who looks more like Mussolini every day. Track his career. He's never shown an ounce of loyalty to anyone but himself.

wordkyle said...

"Trump told FBI Director Comey that he expected loyalty."
"Trump, after being the boss all his life, believes everyone in the federal government now works for him."

The second sentence, while possibly true, does not naturally follow as a consequence of the first sentence.

Triple Fake... said...

" It doesn't work that way."
Say what?!
It kinda does. Do you not understand how this thing works? The federal gov't is like a giant corporation. The stock holders (us) vote in the CEO, and all the employees answer to him. He doesn't own the company (although he acts as if he does), but he is in charge of it.
Of course, the legal dept (SCOTUS) and board of directors (Congress) have some say in how much he can do, but do you imagine any head of a department, agency, or bureau saying "You're not the boss of me!" without some consequences?
You don't think he's the boss because you don't want him to be the boss. Did you believe Obama was the boss of the government every time he did...anything? And yeah, I know that's the height of whataboutism.

"Who would have thought something could go wrong?"
I know that's a facetious question, because you would think something is likely to go wrong based on the setting. But you could easily post a pic of a random nice house, average business, school or church after a similar crime and seriously pose the same question

Anonymous said...

Well stated. Saves me the effort.
DF Ditto

Anonymous said...

WK with another nothing-to-say day.

Big surprise.

Anonymous said...

"Trump, after being the boss all his life, believes everyone in the federal government now works for him."



"Damn Right!!! I paid for this microphone!!"

-Ronnie Reagan

Anonymous said...

Watching the beginning of the end for Trump!

Anonymous said...

9:04, The problem with your statement is that there are no good democrats.

DF Windy "pink shoes" Davis

Ernest T said...

Today's RTG looks a lot like Barbara Bush, 43's daughter....

Anonymous said...

While the attack in Iran didn't get much press, it certainly got more than the woman in England attacked by three women wearing burkhas.

Having read Comey's opening statement, I wonder if Trump's request for honest loyalty (read the whole thing) was a poorly worded request for candor.

Anonymous said...

"Good Texas Democrat" is an oxymoron

Anonymous said...

Baylor football should receive the forever death penalty

Anonymous said...

"Trump, after being the boss all his life, believes everyone in the federal government now works for him. It doesn't work that way." Oh, it does work that way if your name is Clinton, or they will find you dead on the streets of D.C.

Anonymous said...

13 death notices in the Update....proof that we should all lighten up, enjoy life, and love more!!

Anonymous said...

10:11 We don't know that because the state has been gerrymandered by Republicans to the point Democrats don't have an honest chance of winning elections. The few that do win in the districts designated for them by the gerrymandering can't put together a coalition large enough to get things done.

Anonymous said...

No tweets so far from Trump but now Donald Jr is attempting to tweet for dad.

Anonymous said...

That was your summation? I voted for the man but he was clearly trying to strong arm the director of the FBI for his own gain.

NoseALot said...

RTG: No, no; I said, " Show me your Guns!"

Cleverly Disguised said...

10:18. Your statement regarding the attack by burkas has been proven to be false . Check Snopes.

I keep tellin ya; Hannity doesn't have all the answers.

Anonymous said...

Mother always said, dress nice because because you never know when you may be going to lockup. And wear clean underwear. ALWAYS wear clean underwear.

DF Victoria Neave
DF do you have this ankle bracelet with Swarovski crystals?

Anonymous said...

Interesting picture of the shooting location on Harry Hines. A business to strip your car right next door to the entertainment stripping business. How very Dallas!

DF Mayor Mike Rawlins

Anonymous said...

Love the RTG photo today, Barry. I think I just found the new wallpaper for my computer screen.

DF Appreciates a Saucy Smirk

Anonymous said...

And here I thought the only good things out of Alberta were glaciers, moose, and oil. My apologies Ms. Mack. Your RTG photo proves me wrong.

DF O Canada!

Anonymous said...

concerning the RTG : them are fake!

Goober said...

1) is Wordkyle trying to say "post hoc ergo propter hoc?

2) 10:39 is exactly right (NOTE: the district Victoria Neave represents is the same district previously represented by Bridgeports own ALLEN Vaught)

Anonymous said...

Nothing good ever happens on Harry Hines. Nothing.

DF Stemmons Freeway

Anonymous said...

After viewing today's RTG, the Paradise Model needs to step up her game. State pride is now involved. Don't let the foreigners win!

DF Make America Great Again

wordkyle said...

402 - Well, actually Barry was the one who made the connection and I disagreed with his conclusion.

Anonymous said...

More death's and lawsuits against Clarke....That man couldn't manage an outhouse without there being rapes deaths and abuse. As an Sheriff for MKE jail he was a horrible leader and I expect nothing but Trump to appoint the idiot. But then again...all you have to do is be on Fox News and Trump thinks your the wisest and most gifted in your field. What a reality TV president.

Anonymous said...




Trump told FBI Director Comey that he expected loyalty?

I bet "Cheeto Benito's" 3 wives did too! He is so full of himself!