The Campaign For DA

8.11.2017

Random Friday Morning Thoughts


  • I saw that Fuzzy's Tacos in downtown Decatur has a big sign out that says, "Now Hiring." Someone explain to me why twenty-somethings aren't beating down the door to get the job.
  • The minor league baseball team, the Bridgeport Bluefish (of Connecticut), will leave after 20 years because the city is converting their stadium into a concert venue. The organization is now considering a move to a different state which includes Texas. I know the perfect town. There just needs to be a small baseball park that could be used for years to come for them and others. 
  • I'm sure this device was accurate. But I love the name.
  • I forgot to mention that the Dallas Stars officially came out against the "Bathroom Bill." It sounds like it won't pass in the Special Session because it is so insane. 
  • One of my many regimented routines of mine is to watch the recorded NBC nightly news every day when I get home. I'm not sure I've ever been happier when the College Sophomore In The House put down her phone yesterday and got locked into it with me. And, to make my day even better, in the middle of it she asked, "Do you like Trump?" 
  • Please tell me he is not talking about nuclear weapons this morning:
  • I've noticed that in the last month he doesn't put a space after the comma. 
  • Trump better mean ground troops. How do people not realize that using only ground troops that the U.S. or China could take over North Korea in 24 hours without using a plane, bomb, or missile? 
  • I would love to be part of what goes on behind the scenes at a newspaper. The Star-Telegram's Bud Kennedy wrote a column praising our local Sheriff for opposing DPS's decision to charge counties and municipalities fees for lab testing. Yet the paper ran an editorial that said "It’s reasonable for them to pay a portion of lab fees. They should get used to the idea and plan accordingly." Or perhaps they don't talk at all. 
  • Texas Aggie play by play man David South will retire after this year. He was the first "homer" broadcaster I ever heard and I loved it.
  • When the media reports that any Dallas Cowboy (or any pro player) "worked out after practice was over" or "played on the field before practice with his kids" they are doing it because the cameras are there.  It's like when the team visits a hospital. When you do it when the cameras aren't there then I'll be impressed.

48 comments:

Anonymous said...

You want us to send ground troops in instead of bombs? Tens of thousands of our soldiers would be killed in the first day, the battle would last month's if not years without air support, navy missiles or bombs. This is the most insane thing you have ever written and you will get crushed in the comments for it!

Anonymous said...

Mighty wide stance on that RTG today. Of course, not as wide as mine.

DF Former U.S. Senator Larry Craig

Anonymous said...

We never get any love for our role in the development of traffic radar. It was always "VI, VI, VI!!!" Give us a break.

DF Radar Speedalyzer MK I
DF Radar Speedalyzer MK II
DF Radar Speedalyzer MK III
DF Radar Speedalyzer MK IV
DF Radar Speedalyzer MK V

Anonymous said...

Twenty somethings have been taught for generations that working for a living in the skilled trades is somehow shameful, that tradesmen lack the mental ability for higher education, that spending 4 years and thousands of dollars you don't have for a credential you don't need is the path to a middle class life.

The student loan bubble may not pop before the pension bubble, but reality is intruding into all our lives, slowly but surely.

My kids will be tradesmen, owning their own businesses, pulling down $100,000 a year, while their peers are riding the sexual carousel and binge drinking.

When 30,000,000 illegals and their progeny are gone, by whatever process that happens, we can get back to a functioning society.

It's time for everyone to take the red pill, Barry, you most of all.



Anonymous said...

Barry, if I was a suspicious person, I would think that it wasn't an accident what your first bullet point was under the RTG picture today. If I was suspicious.

DF Attention to Detail

Triple Fake... said...

"using only ground troops...the U.S. or China could take over North Korea in 24 hours without using a plane, bomb, or missile?"
This is undeniably the most ridiculous statement you've ever posted. Or do you have some intel about NK not using all those same resources against an invading force, which would be known well in advance?

Anonymous said...

How do you reason that the U.S. would over run Korea in 24 hours.

Anonymous said...

Dave South is greatness in college play-by-play.

DF Fan of Slovacek Sausage

Anonymous said...

Uhhh, we can't take Korea with ground troops in a day.

DF MacArthur

Anonymous said...

Barry, I hope you don't seriously believe that we could defeat North Korea in "24 hours" using only ground troops. North Korea is quite mountainous (SEE Afganistan). The Korean war dragged on pretty tediously even before the Chinese crossed the Yalu River and intervened. Ground-only operations are slow and bloody.

C said...

There is, and never will, such a thing as a Texas Aggie. Please be sure to always put A&M. Other, more well respected schools in the state, are offended by that association. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Cowboys players are in the gym and on the practice field drilling long after and before any cameras are around. You've obviously not spent any time around the team during training camp or at team headquarters. They also make numerous visits and attend special events outside the presence of cameras. You don't know about those, because they are not covered by the media... DUH. And you only see the drills and playing with the kids that ARE filmed by the media. Therefore, you form an absurdly false conclusion and are not impressed.

Anonymous said...

Complete lack of understanding of the Korean peninsula and the difficulties it presents in ground battle. So ridiculous is the comment that it must be assumed to have been made tongue in cheek.

Anonymous said...

"The Alvord Watermelon Festival is Friday and Saturday at Elm Creek Park. Friday’s events will include the Mike Watts Fish Fry at 6 p.m., washer tournament at 7 p.m. followed by a concert by the Monty Dawson Band. Saturday’s events include a pageant, judging of the barbecue cookoff, a corhnole tournament at 4 p.m. and karaoke at 7 p.m. The Alvord Veterans will provide a concession stand all day Saturday. The event will also feature a variety of vendors. All proceeds from the festival will benefit the Alvord Area Veterans. Contact the following: cookers, Debra at 940-389-1656; vendors, Gay at 940-393-5007; washer and cornhole tournaments, Casey at 940-393-6331; pageant, Christy at 940-393-2938."

"A cornhole tournament?" I'm gravely concerned about those folks to the north......

Anonymous said...

You didn't mention, or you missed, the fact that China basically told NK they are on their own this time. Sounds like they are hedging their bet: NK & US get into it, destroying the US economy in the process, and China cleans up.

Anonymous said...

THE FIRST AND FIFTH BULLET POINT CONFIRM WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT TWENTY-SOMETHINGS. I'M SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE COLLEGE SOPHOMORE IN THE HOUSE. I DIDN'T KNOW SHE HAD A LEARNING DISABILITY.
TF ANDY DWYER

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

BG, there is zero chance ground troops alone, from the US or other countries, would overrun NK in 24 hours.

Zero chance.

Recommended reading: The obvious choice is Halberstam's excellent "The Winter War." It is the go to book on the Korean War today. I would also recommend John Toland's "In Mortal Combat." (Toland is an acquired tasted but this I think this one of his better ones.)

Recommended listening: Dan Carlin's Hardcore History podcast, latest episode "Destroyer of Worlds" which discusses the birth of Nuclear weapons through the Cuban Missile Crisis. Extremely interesting and extremely timely. It may surprise you how often presidents (Truman and IKE) would openly threaten other countries with nuclear arms... it shocked me.

Anonymous said...

Re Fuzzys. It is easier in Wise County to collect welfare and sell meth.

Anonymous said...

Hey Skippy, Stay Woke!! Has Trump launched nukes into North Korea yet? Has Trump fired Sessions yet?

Anonymous said...

North Korea has 8,000 manned artilery pieces aimed at the south. That's significant.

Anonymous said...

Man Green I'm with you on DumpTrump but you are as bad a general as you are at sports

Anonymous said...

Stationed on the Korean Peninsula during military days, I can tell you a ground war would not be won in 24 hours. Its all mountain passes. They have concrete blocks the size of houses with charges underneath to blow and shut them to stop North Korea when they win the initial phase. And they would win the Initial phase, they have open areas to charge from. US and South Korea troops are backed up against a mountain.

They are there just to buffer long enough for the A-10's from Osan AFB to get in the mix and pretty much shut it down. Seoul is within land ordinance distance of North Korea. Not to mention the mile wide Mine field laid out by North Korea on their side. They know where they are, we don't.

First 3 hours would be WW2 epic.

Anonymous said...

And spell it aggy.

Anonymous said...

I have a brother-in-law in South Korea and he has observed the following:

China is now involved in the "global economy" (as opposed to the past when they hunkered down with a no-contact-with-any-outsiders attitude.

China MAKES money on their trading relations with South Korea.

China LOSES money EVERY YEAR on the cost of shoring up North Korea.

North Korea is a constant embarrassment to China.

If China could be assured that the USA wouldn't get more bases in Korea, they would be happy if North Korea ceased to exist and South Korea just took it all over and ran it their way.

The trick would be to do the above without a lot of bloodshed.

Anonymous said...

Thank god barry isn't in charge.
Don't think making tacos is a skilled trade.

Anonymous said...

RE: RTG

Repeat.

Anonymous said...

They do plenty of workouts, community work when cameras aren't around. But unless you are with them you won't know that, because it's not reported or on camera.

Anonymous said...

Poor Barry watches NBC Nightly News believing that the reporting is unbiased.

Anonymous said...

8:59 - Bet there's not one bit of fuzz on that one.

DF Brazilian Bob

Anonymous said...

No teen wants to work at a place where there is no place to park on the square. They would be better off working at Doug Parr custom homes and learning a real trade

Anonymous said...

There is a less than zero chance that a minor league baseball team would move to Texas while remaining part of a small, localized league of New England teams. Less than zero.

Anonymous said...

Alvord and cornholing ......hmmm. You guys are making even Rhome look classy !

Anonymous said...

One Fort Worth Star Telegram columnist recently had the opinion that Purdue was not worthy of hosting TCU for a football game and that Purdue's home town was a dump. Good enough for Notre Dame, but not TCU. They are a flaky, angry bunch over there. Working there must be similar to having worked at the last typewriter company before it also went away. Small town papers are a little different, are actually a more survivable business model in today's internet age.

Anonymous said...

Of course Trump is not referring to nuclear means. We don't need that to take care of Korea. Had the office of president not been vacant for eight prior years, we would not be at this juncture...of course that could be said for the economy and many other subjects.

Anonymous said...

8:57: Would you be able to explain the sex carousel? It sounds painful. Also, can you post information about your dealer? I'd like to have a vivid imagination like yours, but need to catch up to your level of drug usuage.

Anonymous said...

If you don't understand how it's best for our nation's top executive to be 100% submissive to a former Soviet era agent 100% of the time then you're libtarded and swimming in cucklibtears and snowflake and snowtarded and flakecucktears and tarded flakes and stuff.

Anonymous said...

Have you been spray painting inside? Do you realize NK has 1.1 million bodies on active duty and the ability to pull in ten times that number just recalling their veterans?

If action against NK has to happen, it had better start by burning up the stockpile of Tomahawks, several days of knocking out their air defense systems and missiles, and then following up with as many bombs as we can drop.

Anonymous said...

He is not talking about nuclear weapons.

Anonymous said...

Coming from a couple t-shirt fans, I'm sure. I doubt either one of you have seen a college campus.

Anonymous said...

Barry isn't bright.

Anonymous said...

8:59(DF Attention to Detail)

I suspect and would put money that we have a Sphynx under there......If I were suspicious.

DF Brazilian Detective

Anonymous said...

10:30
Fast food jobs were traditionally entry level jobs, where young people, mostly high schoolers learned skills such as punctuality, money management, perseverance, interpersonal communication etc.
As a first job, they were a stepping stone to blue collar work, a kind of rite of passage.
Kids today believe such work is beneath them. It's not surprising twenty somethings aren't beating down the door. They're enrolled in UNT, getting a degree in Radio, TV, and Film Studies.

12:21
Would you be able to understand the sex carousel?
Do you need binge drinking explained as well?
Live in your own delusional world, if you will. Reality exists.

Anonymous said...

Then you better tell your school counselor about the apprenticeships the various building trade unions offer. Working as a pipe fitter and going to school at night isn't a bad deal. Too bad they only push college. Painter, Steamfitter, and ironworkers all offer great apprenticeship programs.

Anonymous said...

I'm just assuming that the 24 hour cakewalk over NK comment was just trolling? I really think you're kind of dumb about a lot of stuff, but no one who can walk and chew gum at the same time is actually dumb enough to believe that.

Add to that the complications in the modern army behind latrines. Hell, we gatta have men's, women's, trans' and goat lovers' now. That's gonna slow down the advance considerably. And having to build safe spaces for triggered snowflakes among the ranks, yea, there's another logistic hurdle to plan for.

All in all, our 24 hr march from South Korea to the Chinese border is gonna take about 11 years. Just so you know

Anonymous said...

Barry, do tell why you think twenty something would want to work at Fuzzy Taco? I never go to the square because they don't have nice parking.

Anonymous said...

Wrong... kids don't believe they are above it DECATUR kids believe they are above anything and anyone that isn't from Decatur

Anonymous said...

Not a master of sarcasm are you?
10:30

Anonymous said...

2:46 - I know all about binge drinking, and I'm very interested in the sex carousel. Forgive my friend, we are just excited to party with you.