The Campaign For DA

6.28.2017

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts



  • There was a robbery in Houston. What kind of gun is this?:
  • And Another (Missouri): 
  • There was a campaign this season where TCU fans could pledge $10 (or other amount) for every home run for the Micah Ahern TCU Baseball Scholarship in honor of the kid who died of cancer last year. The season is over and all pledges have been tallied. The number?: $50,000.  The amount collected?: $15,000.
  • First there was the Wiener Mobile. Now there's the Wiener Drone.
  • If you care about the press and the First Amendment, you have a new hero as a  correspondent finally stood up to the White House's "Fake News" narrative at the news briefing yesterday. (Side note: The only person who would be less equipped to hold a news conference than Sarah Huckabee Sanders is her daddy.) 
  • Trump was at it again this morning. Incredible: 

  • And in the greatest moment of irony, Trump is having to remove fake Time magazine covers from his properties since the cover never existed and he's infringing on the magazine's copyrights and trademarks. 
  • Nothing says Authentic Cowboy like a Bentley: 
  • There have been three road rage shootings this week in the metroplex. I'm telling you, people on the road are getting crazier and crazier. 
  • The Knicks have fired Phil Jackson. He will be paid for the remaining two years on his $12 million a year contract. 
  • I'm not sure I had ever heard the phrase, "constitutional conservator of the peace" until today. (See Update.)

51 comments:

Jason said...

That gun appears to be an FN P90, or something that looks like an FN P90.

Anonymous said...

Alright BG, making fun of George Strait around these parts is fightin' words. You better watch it.

That gun looks like a P-90 with a silencer. But it's a small silencer. It's the bull-pup design that makes it look smaller than it it--the barrel isn't external, it's back in the stock to make the gun much shorter. But it's a fast-firing (if full auto) assault rifle, basically.

DF Colonel Jack O'Neill (That's two L's, fellas)

Rage

Anonymous said...

Phil doesn't mind. The Knicks don't mind. The fans don't mind. It's all agreed to and worked out, and if the fans really cared about it, they'd stop handing their money over. If EVERYONE actually involved in a situation acts in favor of it, why would a disassociated observer complain about it?

SpanishWarDonkey said...

Gun is an FN P90. It's a nice example of how stupid NFA regulations pertaining to short-barreled rifles are.

Anonymous said...

About time somebody stood up to the Conman in Chief. When legitimate news organizations make a mistake they admit it and atone. When this administration makes mistakes they double down and make slanderous statements about those that call him on it.

Question: How many of these news outlets have declared bankruptcy multiple times, failed to pay workers when the job is done and have been convicted of fraud?

Now apply that question to the Conman in Chief.

Anonymous said...

That is a black gun. Black guns matter. That's all you're capable of understanding

Todd Carruth said...

Looks like more checks and payments on rolling in on that TCU baseball pledge. I bet they hit that $50k number pretty quick.

Anonymous said...

I'm calling bullshit on your "fake news" post. The reporter says they are "just trying to do their jobs". It is their job to get it right. People watch, listen and read the news and guess what Mr. Legal Scholar Green..........they believe it. If the story is wrong........they are believing incorrect information. It doesn't have a damn thing to do with Freedom of Speech and the First Amendent......at least not with all of the drama you are putting forth. There is a bias in the news media that is almost as corrupt as those "honorable" men and women in D.C. Do I like the way Trump handles himself with his silly tweets (what a gay sounding word.....tweet)? No, but he is at least calling out the bullshit in the news media. Maybe the news people will start doing their jobs properly, keep the politics out of the news rooms and provide U.S. citizens with the unadulterated and unbiased facts. Until then, we really have no one to believe.........and that is what we should be fearing. The news outlets should be ashamed of themselves. I don't know you Barry, maybe I would like you if we met, but you are way off base on this one. However, you almost redeemed yourself with today's RTG.........almost.

Anonymous said...

I love all your political commentary today! You are close to a melt-down.
Your political bias will not allow you to see anything as it actually is. Brian Karem is not a journalist. He does not have the ability to report the news with neutrality. You were not content to disparage Sarah Huckabee Sanders? You had to drag her Dad into it? What did he have to do with the story?

You and your ilk are sad little people. You are losing ground every day and you are reaching and clawing and grabbing for anything that will stop your fall. My advice to you is to prepare for the hard landing at the bottom of the hole.

Anonymous said...

The "fake news" mantra is a fair one with lots of rough edges but truth. It's been long past time for someone in a substantial position to call out the media bias.

No one likes a reformer....and he's a wild ass reformer for this media bias and it will last long after he is out of the white house.

Anonymous said...

9:02 for the win!!

Skippy, you need some billboards to defend the shooters in the road rage incidents!! You can thank me later.

Rage, stay woke!!

Anonymous said...

Ahoy indeed!

DF Long John Silver

Dave Hoekstra said...

Barry, the image quality the last week or so has been below your standards. Everything is coming out fuzzier than usual. It is like you are running your images through a potato converter before you post.

Anonymous said...

I understand someone destroyed that new 10 Commandments monument in Arkansas! Didn't Moses do the same thing to the first edition?

Anonymous said...

I wonder if Texas would issue me an ok to create a charter school that only hired hot And Anothers? I think I could turn education around.

DF Thinking Outside the Box

Anonymous said...

I have wanted to drive or ride in the Wienermobile since I was knee-high to a Vienna Sausage.

DF Car Enthusiast

Anonymous said...

Phil Jackson is and always was a drama queen. Good riddance.

DF Dick Motta

Anonymous said...

My wife and I enjoyed nearly a Month in Germany (Saxony) a couple of years ago and we were impressed with the outstanding courtesy of all the drivers there (also on the autobahn)! I understand they do not even have a word for road rage and have to use the English term! (They also prohibit truckers on the autobahn on Sunday!) When will the USA become as civilized?

Anonymous said...

Amen to 9:02>. Not happy about Trump over-using social media, but News Media is reaping the results of DECADES of shoveling out crap to us I n the name of "news" and "journalism"!! And no, they RARELY "correct" and "atone" for it, either.

Anonymous said...

The firearm in the photo is a FN P90 or Israeli Tavor.

Anonymous said...

I am fearful that 9:02 is one of those involved in road rage incidents that you referenced. Hope he doesn't drive on S FM 51 at 5:00 pm each day. There's a good chance someone is going to get shot.

Anonymous said...

9:02 Trump is not calling them on their bullshit. He is calling everything bullshit. Are they biased? You bet. It is impossible not to be. Are they making up stories, fabricating facts? No. That would be your President that does that daily.

Pro tip - How to tell when Trump is lying. Watch his lips. If they are moving he is lying.

Anonymous said...

There was a robbery in Houston.

That's Bob Lee Swagger or my name isn't Nick Memphis.

Ernest T said...

The news media has been feeding us "news" for years and has been getting away with it. Now, someone is calling them on their lies.

They have covered up anything related to Democrats. Remember during the campaign where Hillary was walking in a parade and they had a rope around the media to keep them away? Nothing was said about this by the media. If Trump had done this, then imagine the uproar in the media.

They spent the last 8-10 years slobbering all over the Obamas and Clintons. Whenever they were interviewed, instead of tough questioning, the interviewer would ask them about their favorite TV shows, etc.

Anonymous said...

The Houston robbers are likely unemployed or under-employed lawyers like the West U shooter from last September.

Anonymous said...

9:02 is correct, like it or not he/she is correct. Great comment.

Anonymous said...

9:45 "Are they making up stories, fabricating facts? No."

Don't you keep up with the news? CNN yesterday got caught red handed making up fake news and 3 people were forced to resign. The real person that should have resigned was Zucker.

Stay woke!!

Anonymous said...

RTG - Key West? Maybe?

Why Guy said...

Thanks for no tats, nails, and/or puncturings!

Anonymous said...

Serious question, to those who use term "fake news" seriously, what news do you consume?

"Fake News" was a term originally used to describe click-bait, penny-per-click so-called news stories that were demonstrably false, i.e. "See What Pope Francis Said About X" and those type of stories.

The term is now used by Trump and others to describe negative CNN, ABC, NBC, NY Times, and other more-or-less reputable news organizations.

I am talking about the second definition. To anyone who thinks, for example, the NY Times is "fake news," how do you and from what sources to you consume your news?

Anonymous said...

CNN yesterday got caught red handed making up fake news and 3 people were forced to resign. 10:09

CNN said the story did not meet their standards and practices because it relied on a single source. They said the story was not conclusively wrong, but it was not solid enough for publication. They retracted the story which should not have been published and apologized.

But feel free to spread your fake news about CNN.

RPM said...

BG, you need to check out GLOW on Netflix. Comedy about 80's female wrestlers starring Alison Brie and Marc Maron. Great stuff!

Anonymous said...

We all know what a twit is. So twitter must be something that turns people into twits.

Anonymous said...

11:33 is 100% correct with what was said by CNN. But Trumpistas never let facts get in the way of a good rant. Some folks admit mistakes and own up to them to do the right thing because they have ethics. Trump will sell whatever BS he can to keep his mob inflamed and drinking his Kool-Aid.

DF Ripley Believe It or Not

Anonymous said...

Mark it down. We're not far from a road rage trial at which the person doing the shooting argues "self defense" as a reason for pulling a gun and shooting another driver. The distracted driving epidemic is so bad, and those drivers are, by definition, OBLIVIOUS to the fact they nearly kill people. Some person is going to simply say "they tried to kill me with a vehicle, I feared for my life, so I defended myself".

wordkyle said...

1133 - You make the CNN situation sound so benign, it's as though you used their press release as your guide.

Whatever happened, it was egregious enough that three journalists, including a Pulitzer prize winner, lost their jobs, and any similar stories now have to be run by top brass. Do you think that all happened because they lacked enough sources?

Anonymous said...

When we lose the brown people.

Anonymous said...

We still consume the major media outlets but with major side eye. It's all Trump all the time and the bias dripping off the pages is glaring. If you can't see that you are too stupid to think for yourself and I'm sure you gladly gobble up what they are serving and ask for seconds!

Anonymous said...

Three people don't get shit canned over a retracted story unless there is more going on. They got caught doing a hit piece, fabricating news and sources and subsequently lost their jobs because of it. Sadly they will move on in the industry when they should be forever blackballed!

Anonymous said...

You hosting the next pride parade?

Anonymous said...

It's what's known as an "idiot's gun".

Anonymous said...

Just a reminder that Wordkyle is a birther and a climate science denier.

Tells you everything you need to know about him.

Anonymous said...

12:54

I feel much better that the negative story from CNN regarding President Trump has been retracted and the 3 parties involved fired.

Congratulations for finding the needle in the hay stack.

Good thing there are no other true stories regarding President Trump and his idiotic method of national leadership are being posted by other reporters, journalists and media outlets.

Oh....wait.....

Anonymous said...

And those stories are fake as well. The media hasn't turned up one iota of wrongdoing despite the massive effort put forth into taking out Trump. Tells me all I need to know.

wordkyle said...

418 - Sorry, but the "needle" is in a stack of needles. And this particular case is not to be easily brushed off. Even CNN recognized that something major was wrong.

Let's start by pointing out that the vast majority of media stories about Trump have been negative. That's according to a Harvard study. Among those stories have been many sourced anonymously, and invariably those stories go against Trump. The narrative also demands that the media portray Russia as the latest boogeyman, and that it's in cahoots with Trump.

The NY Times published a story prior to Comey's testimony, in which they essentially called Trump a liar. Comey confirmed Trump's story.
WaPo breathlessly reported that the Russians had hacked the energy grid. Turns out it never happened.
The so-called "Trump dossier" from last year was created by an operative who worked for a Clinton-related opposition research firm. Although it had been roundly discredited, it still made all the news sources.
Meanwhile, the media circus endlessly reported on each other's reports until the national conversation was saturated with anti-Trump venom. Although all of these stories -- and this is just a small sample -- were discredited, they dominated everything for weeks. And once again, all of these "mistakes" were always, always anti-Trump.

Bob Woodward of Watergate fame pointed all this out. As a journalist he's become ashamed of how his profession has conducted itself, describing it as an "open bias," and has called for more fair-minded, but still tough, coverage by his colleagues.

Anonymous said...

9:16 you are probably an ilk too.

Anonymous said...

The media hasn't turned up one iota of wrongdoing despite the massive effort put forth. 5:57

Yeah, what he said! Oh, wait...

DF Michael Flynn

Anonymous said...

RPM @ 11:44:

I caught GLOW the first time around in the 80's: great entertainment. Have you caught the housewives? Too funny.

"My daughter has very little facial hair..."

Great entertainment.

Anonymous said...

All negative fake news about Obammy was true though. Hannity, Limbaugh, Savage, all respected news journalist only speaking the truth. Ilks.

mzchief said...

That is Mar-a-Lago in the background of the RTG.

Does this mean BU-Bear really does support Trump?...*:)



oh hush! i'm just living up to my nom de plume.

Anonymous said...

And Flynn has been convicted of what????