The Campaign For DA

6.14.2017

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts


  • Breaking: "House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was shot in the hip and at least one other aide was also hit in the chest by a gunman with a rifle who opened fire at a baseball practice in Virginia Wednesday morning . . . ." It sounds like no fatalities. (A staff member of Texas rep Roger Williams was also hit.)
  • Congress practices baseball on an early Wednesday morning?
  • Also, while you were sleeping: 
  • Here's a quick loading gif of the fire while it was in progress. And it's one heck of a fire.
  • Did you know that Alex Jones' Infowars occasionally receives a day long White House press pass, and that Trump has retweeted an Infowars editor? 
  • There seems to be a lot of shootings in Walmart parking lots.
  • A couple of weeks ago I questioned what happened to the time capsule buried in Bridgeport in the 1970s. Someone called me with the answer: It was dug up in 2013 and its contents had been destroyed due to water damage. 
  • Twenty-four Tarlton Students have been, or will be, arrested for hazing. Seems like overkill. 
  • A Kent State football player has died during a workout. 
  • So  based on AG Jeff Sessions' testimony yesterday he doesn't take notes, doesn't do memos, can't remember anything, said one female senator's questions made him "nervous", and he's from Alabama (his middle name is Beauregard .) Everything is just fine. 
  • And look at the size of the font on his prepared remarks. And he has glasses: 

  • A guy missed this one yesterday: 
  • Ken Paxton has a new district judge in his criminal case which has been moved to Houston: It's the guy who defeated Dan Patrick's son last November. 
  • The arrest in Commerce of Miss Black Texas has turned out to be a cluster. There was an alleged "road rage" incident in a Wal-mart parking lot (no shooting) between her and a Commerce school board member. The board member then sees the off duty chief of police who comes over, flashes a badge, and tells her she is being detained and officers are on the way. A uniformed officer shows up and the chief tells him to cuff her. They then arrest her for Evading Arrest. The DA reviewed the case and refused it yesterday while, I'm guessing, said, "Are you guys kidding me?"
  • I'm hearing, although unconfirmed, that the leader of the Republican Party in Wise County has chosen someone to recommend to Austin to replace Judge Fostel. The application process, I've also heard, is a pain. The Messenger has a link to the application form in today's edition, and I took a glance at it. Look at some things they want to know: 
  • Ghost stories and legends from Decatur and Wise County.

51 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sessions is a weasel. I should know.

DF A Weasel

Harry Hamid said...

That's terrible stuff about Representative Scalise and company.

I suppose we've entered the stage in the coverage where I typically see online statements from both sides along the lines of "This confirms what I've been saying about ____ people all along."

I don't know who did it, but I hope that everyone is alright and that I can maybe use this as a reminder of what happens when we dehumanize people with whom we disagree politically.

Anonymous said...

WOO HOO! RACISM!!... MISS BLACK TEXAS...
NO SEX OFFENDERS OR RAMBLINGS ABOUT DRUG LEGALIZATION?...
YEAH, WE SHOULDN'T TRY TO CURTAIL HAZING

TF JOHN CLIFTON

Anonymous said...

Jeff Sessions background includes:
1. Huntingdon College grad
2. University of Alabama Law School grad
3. Assistant U. S. Attorney
4. Alabama Attorney General
5. U. S. Senator

So with all the brainpower required to do theses important jobs, why does he have the memory retention of a 13 year old teenage girl? The guy is lucky to have arrived fully dressed for the hearing yesterday.

DF 13 Year Old Teenage Girl

Anonymous said...

There's no crying in baseball!

DF Jimmy Dugan

wordkyle said...

So that's what you got from Sessions's testimony? Must've been a bad day for your side.

Ernest T said...

They have their yearly Congressional baseball game this weekend. Scalise and the others were practicing early before going to the office.

Anonymous said...

Brandin "pizza the hut" Davis for judge

Freedom Texas!

Anonymous said...

You really should pay more attention- the guy missed the Streetcar thing on Wheel of Fortune several months ago. They are showing reruns.

I think you commented on this when it happened.

Something to say about the AG's memory now?

Anonymous said...

Re: Death of Kent State football player. If your children are involved in athletics during the heat of the year then you should educate yourselves about the symptoms of electrolyte depletion. And by all means do not rely on or believe the Gator Aid fraud. It has very little of the electrolytes that the body needs when compared to regular foods such as bananas and raisin bran. The number one symptom of low electrolytes is cramps in legs and feet. The muscles in the legs are not the only muscle that can cramp - that one in the center of your chest cavity will also. The number one overlooked mineral is magnesium. Get it in your food or they will drip in your veins when you arrive at the hospital with a heart attack (cramp?). One more thing - blood serum levels of magnesium is not a reliable test for levels of this electrolyte within the body cells.

wordkyle said...

Re baseball shooting at GOP practice:

Rep. Ron DeSantis said he was asked, “Are those Republicans or Democrats out there practicing?” DeSantis said the man who asked him the question fit the description of the shooter. That was right before the shooting.

Congratulations, Democrats. Your collective madness has now turned lethal.

Anonymous said...

LOL--Wordkyle's only issue is the site where Barry listened to the testimony, not the testimony itself.

I was hoping to comment about violent liberals before Wordy did. Glad to see that I still can.

DF Gabby Giffords

Anonymous said...

That Wheel of Fortune mishap is old.

Anonymous said...

May I say, Barry, you have been on an absolute roll lately with RTGs.

DF Britney S.

Anonymous said...

I really don't want to fight in this civil war the Democrats and the media (CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, NBC) with their hate speech, are stirring up. Talking bad about the President is hate speech, 24-hours a day, 7-days a week, all month, non-stop. If it was a couple of times, that's alright but thousands of times, all day everyday is insane.

Anonymous said...

That's Tarleton. Spellcheck

Why Guy said...

Three days in a row with no nasty scribbles (tattoos) and no gross puncturing (piercings). You must have started going to church. Good Job!!

wordkyle said...

950 - You seem confused. Wanna try again?

Anonymous said...

Don't know about haunting and ghost stories but the only goat I knew to watch for guarded Indian Cemetery south of Bridgeport. A lot to see from the knoll.

SpanishWarDonkey said...

Maybe if Sessions had smoked more pot he'd still be able to see.

Anonymous said...

RTG 10+10+10 Wow

Anonymous said...

Do not lump all Democrats into this heinous act by one person. That is like blaming all people of Illinois for what one citizen did. Bullying, name calling, treating women with disrespect, etc helped lead one sick person to this act. As a registered Republican, I am ashamed of the insensitive remarks made by Wordyke. As an American, I am equally ashamed. No one should be blamed for the actions this morning except himself. Shame on you.

An American, not a political party idiot

Anonymous said...

Wordy, if this shooting represents the collective madness of liberals, then the shooting of Gabby Giffords represents the collective madness of conservatives.

There are nutjobs who would kill on both sides. They're a tiny minority, and you know it. I really thought you were above making gross generalizations about one group based on the actions of one lunatic, but I guess I was wrong.

Anonymous said...

A shooter is muslim, hispanic, or black, and that's all you people focus on. You blame the whole group. But when the shooter is white, suddenly you all give a damn about who he actually is, and you point out how he's not like you, even though he's white. Racists.

Anonymous said...

The losers have taken it one step further.

Anonymous said...

Yes let's not blame the stimulus let's blame the reaction

Anonymous said...

The ghost stories from Decatur and Wise counties begins with one in Denton County? So much for geographic accuracy.

Anonymous said...

I don't know what Wordy is all upset about. Republicans have been talking about overthrowing the gov't, seceding, and armed resistance for years. They even have the stickers all over their trucks.

But it took a Democrat to actually do it.

Anonymous said...

The DC shooting confirms that gun control should only apply to Democrats and other mentally unstable types...

wordkyle said...

For months I've commented on the lunacy that Democrats have acted out on, creating an atmosphere that not only destroys civil discussion, but encourages leftist True Believers to silence anyone with whom they disagree. This has manifested itself in leftist mobs attacking unbelievers and rioting in the name of...Hillary lost? You've even got your own goon squad, the so-called "Antifa."

Of course you try to trot out Gabby Giffords and her attacker -- who was a registered Independent, and whose political views a former classmate described as "left wing, quite liberal." Also of course, you somehow want to use this as somehow critical of Conservatives.

Those on the Left have gone crazy, so far out to sea that they don't even recognize land anymore. Stupidity and savagery have been around since mankind's beginning, but you guys have resurrected and embraced it completely. Don't chicken out now and try to distance yourself from the inevitable consequences.

Of course, if you have any shred of mental competence left, go back over the last eight months of Democrat and Leftist rhetoric and see if you see the pattern.

whisky O said...

Shooter was a Sander's communist, Democrats are off the hook.

Anonymous said...

You don't know if this statement is validated and you don't know if the shooter was democrat but you have no problem settling on an emotional first reaction . Typical repugnicant

Disgusted With My Fellow Citizens Behavior said...

Wordkyle, usually I don't post on here and have in the past looked forward to your intelligent observations/replys to the various topics Barry chooses to post, whether I agree or not. But today you crossed the line. And I am now fearful that your true character has emerged. You should be ashamed of yourself, and if I were Barry after your little 1/2 cent contribution his morning, I would block you from posting for a period of time as discipline/retribution. In other words, PISS ON YOU! And if Rage comes on here with any similar retort, I'd block him too! Absolutely shameful.

Anonymous said...

Wordkyle says democrats have destroyed civil discussion and then goes on to broad-stroke all of them as not having any mental competence left.

Look in the mirror, buddy. It's name-calling and nonsense like that that destroys civil discussion.

Harry Hamid said...

I think it's tragic that conservatives are doing the same thing today that likely got us into this shooting scenario.

Every time I listen to political radio or watch cable news, it seems like there's very little debate about policy going on. Rather, they're trying to get people to see those who disagree with them as "other," completely different, only partly human, and definitely dangerous.

And that's what we're seeing right now. This brainwashed Democrat committed a horrible crime by dehumanizing republicans so Republicans now say, "Look! These Democrats are all different and violent!"

It's a vicious cycle and you are imitating the very things that have led to events you recognize as horrible today.

It's terrible that political entertainment industry has profited so much from selling us hatred of our neighbors.

Anonymous said...

Her shooter was a Dem

Anonymous said...

So, reportedly it was the sound of the rifle fire that got people running off that softball field. Wonder if they're so hot to pass the cough-cough "Hearing Protection Act" now?

Anonymous said...

Alex Jones sometimes receives a press pass to the White House? Say it ain't so.

I long for the days when Obama never would have had a race hustler like Al Sharpton in and out of that place a couple hundred times.

Green, you're a fu$&ing hypocrite and most of what's wrong with our politics these days

SpanishWarDonkey said...

Okay Wordy what about the PP shooter? Shitty people are shitty, regardless of political leanings. And no side has a monopoly on them.

Anonymous said...

You all are violent and different. I'll spend the remainder of my life segregating myself and family from Democratic enclaves. I do hate and despise you guys. You are destroying everything.

wordkyle said...

You guys.

The last eight months of insane rhetoric from the Left -- not just outliers, but the entire spectrum, including our host (sorry, BG) -- lead to patterns of violence to "resist" and to shut down anyone with whom you disagree. Again, not just a few kooks here and there, but entire mobs of people from the left mobilized to engage in violent protest because others might think differently.

You have planted a garden of violence that has borne fruit. The environment of hatred and dehumanization you made resulted in this guy apparently thinking what planned was acceptable. Why not? The mob violence across the country for the last half year have barely made a ripple in the media. Leading Democrats have given tacit support to the tactics with their silence. (Or explicit approval. One Democratic lawmaker called the Berkeley riots "a beautiful sight.")

Contrast this with the hated Tea Party protests from a few years ago. These "radicals" (as so many of you described them) not only didn't engage in violence, they even cleaned up after themselves. What has happened to the Left since the election is unprecedented in this country in modern times.

This is most definitely not a "both sides do it" situation. The escalated violence since the election comes almost exclusively from the Left. So save your outrage. I'm outraged that your side has made it acceptable to physically attack, or even kill, someone simply because they disagree with you.

Anonymous said...

I am glad Democrats cannot shoot straight. Otherwise there would be a lot of dead today.

Anonymous said...

Listen to you libs go on the attack the same day one of you decided to go out and shoot some conservatives. WK is right, you are beyond redemption, not just the shooter but all you who continue to defend his actions. Democrat Party = Looney Tunes

Anonymous said...

2:18, my only retort is: what took you so long? Wordkyle is a birther snowflake who has said many times that he thinks that all Democrats are violent and insane. Not sure what it is about today that all of a sudden woke you up to his nonsense. But hey--better late than never.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Wordy have you been kissing Alex Jones ass a lot lately? Getting hard to tell you apart, hateful and so partisan. Shame you used to have some thoughtful, logical arguments while Obama Pres. Guess you're caught up in the Trump hate coming out now. BTW if saying you don't recall 18 times in a hearing should make you make you wonder if the one saying it was a bit senile or hiding something. And yes I'm sure some Democrat has done the same , the same applies to them

Anonymous said...

wordkyle you need to admit you crossed the line today

Anonymous said...

2:18 answer one question...

What line did Wordkyle cross? You couldn't even make a point? What liberal behavior that he described was not true?

Answering or even attempting to answer these questions I'm sure will be out of character...because you have not been responsible for what comes out of your mouth or been able to string together a coherent thought in your life.

You liberals made this mess,,,time to enjoy it

Anonymous said...

2:05

Nice shell post. Next time add some meaningful content.

Anonymous said...

3:45 here. I want to amend my comment that you are most of what's wrong with our politics. You are not. You are exactly half of what's wrong. No more, no less. The problem is you don't even consider that possibility

Anonymous said...

Comrades, come and let us put this conflict to rest. You should not savage your neighbor so badly. Soon, no more Democrats, or Republicans, or Green Party, or Libertarian, or Tea Party, or whatever. You will all be changed over to the Putin Party. One person deciding all issues, no discussion needed. See how easy that would be. Lay back citizens and enjoy it.

DF Putin for America

Anonymous said...

It starts with the riots and demonstrations in major cities like Portland after the election. It continues with confrontations with people the left do not agree. It proceeds to Kathy Griffin's pathetic act and the play that kills the Donald Trump Julius Caesar character. From the left, the crickets chirp. Whether you like it or not left, you own this one. Period. If you cannot clean the mess up, a lot of good people are going to be hurt.

The left gets it. Wolf Blitzer was tripping all over himself trying to distance himself from this on CNN. Ask yourself why he did this.

As for the Sessions deal, all Sessions said was that he had nothing to say regarding conversations he may or may not have had with the president, and all the Democratic senators kept asking questions about conversations he may or may not have had with the President. I did not hear any of this when your gal, HC could not recall anything.