The Campaign For DA

8.01.2017

Random Monday (oops, I mean) Tuesday Morning Thoughts



  • Once again, proving I'm a Sports Genius, I told you Yu Darvish would end up as a Dodger.
  • Nothing makes me sadder than The Mooch being fired. He was a brief window into the White House. (And you realize his wife left him and had a baby during his 11 day stint, right?)
  • And he looks different without the aviator glasses.
  • Trump always said he would "surround myself with the best people.": (1) Mike Flynn: 24 days, (2) Sean Spicer: 182 days, (3) Reince Priebus: 189 days, (4) The Mooch: 11 days,
  • Sheriff Joe had a bad day, too:


  • "They won't make me wear pink underwear will they!?"
  • After seeing a colonoscopy and cataract surgery assembly lines over the last year, I'm convinced that is the way to make money as a doctor. Specialize, get referrals, and hire good people. 
  • I've never understood the phrase "If you're not a liberal when you're 25, you have no heart. If you're not a conservative by the time you're 35, you have no brain." 
  • I had to stop driving yesterday morning in Bridgeport because a big dog was just relaxing in the middle of the road on a pretty remote residential street. It was funny. He finally moved. 
  • And this morning Trump proves once again he just sits around in the morning and watches Fox and Friends
  • I failed to link to the West Texas oil field/drug use story yesterday. Here it is

61 comments:

Triple Fake... said...

"Sounds like somebody's got a case of the Mondays!"

Ernest T said...

Did we use the time machine and go back to Monday again?

Anonymous said...

Going through a second Monday there, Barry?

Triple Fake... said...

I certainly hope that the colonoscopy and cataract assembly lines were two separate functions. Otherwise, you would likely have a crappy view on life!


RTGs: the only acceptable usage of cutoff jorts


"I've never understood the phrase..."
I think we've finally gotten to the root of your problem right there

Anonymous said...

It is Tuesday.......

Anonymous said...

it is not Monday today is Tuesday

Anonymous said...

You might want to change that heading to Tuesday.

Anonymous said...

Monday?

jon spencer said...

"Trump always said he would "surround myself with the best people.": (1) Mike Flynn: 24 days, (2) Sean Spicer: 182 days, (3) Reince Priebus: 189 days, (4) The Mooch: 11 days,"

Hillary 0 days.

wordkyle said...

"I've never understood the phrase 'If you're not a liberal when...'" - The concept's been around for a hundred years or more. Probably something about life experience and learning from it, hmmm? (Ironically, maybe your Liberal mindset explains why you don't/can't understand...)

Anonymous said...

We need a dramatic reenactment of the Greg Gianforte vs snowflake reporter incident. I suggest Sheriff Joe as Greg Gianforte and Barry "BG" Green as the snowflake. And *dramatic pause* ACTION!

Anonymous said...

Your failure to understand the liberal/conservative shift with age is as you would say "delicious." irony at its finest.

Anonymous said...

WordKyle has been bumped up to top 10 know-it-all-douches that I have ever encountered.

TF Jeff Bagwell

wordkyle said...

944 - You guys are funny.

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

Thank you Barry for pointing out that Trump goes for the talent in White House Staff and gets rid of those not doing the job. After eight years of incompetency and no leadership under Obama...it is refreshing to see someone doing something. I hope there are more leaders out there...we need them.

Anonymous said...

Leadership starts from the inside out. You have to learn to lead yourself before you can lead others.

Anonymous said...

Insert "leftist" for "liberal." The Left hijacked the liberal moniker years ago.

Anonymous said...

9:44....prototypical liberal behavior...no knowledge....nothing interesting to contribute....default to name calling. How liberal of you

Anonymous said...

"Sounds like somebody's got a case of the Mondays!"

I believe you'd get your ass kicked sayin' something like that, man.

By the way, it's just a water heater, not a hot water heater.

Rage

Anonymous said...

I thank God every day that Hillary is not our president! Debbie Wasaman Shultz's IT guy is having some bad days too. And so it Bernie Sanders' wife. But of course there is no mention of it on CNN.

Anonymous said...

Any of you liberals invest money? You trash talking Trump and accepting these returns? Hippocrites

Obama .....what a waste of 8 good years

Anonymous said...

Thank God crooked Hillary is not president!!!

Anonymous said...

If you've never understood the phrase "If you're not a liberal when you're 25, you have no heart. If you're not a conservative by the time you're 35, you have no brain," then there is no hope for you.

Anonymous said...

Don't worry Skippy! You're in pretty good company too. Pelosi is 77 and she neither has a heart or a brain. And then there is your old buddy Maxine Waters. Stay Woke!!

Anonymous said...

I'm not a Wordkyle defender. For one simple reason, he doesn't need one. He does just fine on his own!
But just an observation, every liberal imbecile that can't match wits with WK, which is 99% of them, they fire back with an insult. And not even a good, well thought out insult. For example, "douche-boy" @9:44!

Anonymous said...

Sheriff Joe had a bad day, too: But Skippy didn't tell you that he appealed it and asked for a jury hearing. And now you know the rest of the story!

Anonymous said...

Has Obammy apologized yet to the retards for saying that he bowls like he was in the Special Olympics?

Anonymous said...

9:09, 9:56 and 10:15

Greatness
Making Amurica Great Again!

Harry Hamid said...

People tend to get more conservative as they get older, and I see it happening in some ways with me.

I've been amazed at seeing my formerly conservative father become far more liberal with age, though. We have discussions about issues where he starts off saying, "Well, how would YOU feel if..." which tells me that this guy has learned to see things from others' perspectives with age.

I hope that i can do the same and rethink old assumptions and see things from others' points of view as I get older. or I could go the route of "If everyone isn't going to think and be exactly like me, then screw 'em" and be a rock solid conservative.

Sam Brows said...

The failure of Trump to surround himself with good people from the jump rivals his Tweeting as the two most disappointing aspects of his presidency so far, and anyone who defends him on the basis of "way to go for getting rid of those slackers who aren't doing their job" are smoking crack. He failed in doing a key portion of his job, vetting. Vet people poorly and get poor employees He signed off on each and every one of those people he had to fire, so he did a crummy job of vetting them. Further, as he ran for President, part of the package he offered Americans was his circle of influence in the business world...he was going to bring a bunch of get it done folks to D.C., and he just hasn't done that. It is, and it should be, disappointing to anyone who voted for the guy, and I did. That doesn't mean he's a failure of a President as much of the popular media would like us all to believe, but it does mean he has a weakness in an area that was supposed to be one of his strengths.

Anonymous said...

Speaking of Nancy Pelosi....as a tax payer....ever wonder how much it costs to keep her standing vertical?

wordkyle said...

A nice place to start with understanding what it means to be "Conservative" is Russell Kirk's "Ten Conservative Principles." It's a better summary than some of the other definitions you see floating around.

Anonymous said...

Trump is so used to saying "You're Fired"

Just Sayin

Anonymous said...

10::44 - we're dependent when we're young and we're dependent in old age. It's only in our middle years that we have independence and control over our lives.

SpanishWarDonkey said...

I think a lot of the younger generation are going this way. Not really that we're getting more liberal, but that we're willing to accept things that don't really matter (think moral issues here). I know I sure am.

A lot of us in Texas were raised by conservative parents. Then we graduated and job opportunities aren't nearly what we were told they'd be. Economist will argue about the cause, but the root of it is unbridled capitalism, which only cares about the bottom line. I accept that. It's a fact of life. Day by day, it becomes more apparent that while Reganomics was definitely shot of adrenaline for the economy for the middle class in the 80's and 90's, the true consequences are now coming to light. I know correlation doesn't equal causation, but there is a very clear trend between the decline in union membership and the gap in wealth.

Young people don't care about who marries whom or whether or not some dude worth $100 million pays more in taxes each year. A lot of us find abortion abhorrent, but also recognize there was a clear and drastic drop in all crime after Roe v. Wade. We really just want what our parents got; homes by 30. Retirement at 65. Vacations every couple years. Being able to buy a new car one day. Good schools for our kids. And for the love of god being able to afford healthcare.

And to any detractors, save me the "hard work" bullshit. We work our 40+ every week just like you did, accept the dollar we earn doesn't go nearly as far as it did when you were young, and we're also saddled with an average of $25k in student loan debt being financed at 6-7% just so we could get jobs that pay barely enough to get by on.

Anonymous said...

1:23.....if you're a liberal you don't have to be responsible in you're middle years as well.....Am l right? Sure seems that way...

DF "Is it tax payer or taxpayer?"

Anonymous said...

I don't know why everyone criticizes WK. Even a douche has beneficial hygienic purposes.

DF Massengill Disposable

Anonymous said...

Monday, Monday, so good to me

Df the Mamas & Df the Papas

wordkyle said...

"We really just want what our parents got" - That's a rather sweetened version of the reality of the past.

Anonymous said...

I've dogged you and battled you numerous times on here (and will do so again) but that post was spot on. I'm 41, college degree and always worked hard, but it's a massive struggle out there these days. I'm not sure unions or abortions are the answer but I know my parents had it easier than we do. My father took a union job at 20 to support his family and the people of Wise County ostracized him for it. The same farmers and dairy men taking federal subsidies.

Anonymous said...

A nation turns its lonely eyes to Yu.
woo woo woo

DF Simon & Garfunkle

Anonymous said...

OK I don't know the meaning behind the "Stay Woke" phrase but that one and the "DF" anything and everything behind it is so dad-gum overused and annoying. They are so overused that they are no longer funny. And I know funny..I look at it every morning in the mirror.

SpanishWarDonkey said...

I was just basically getting at that most young conservatives don't care about social issues that much. I would also concede that government involvement is an issue with a lot of our economic issues, and lack of regulation an issue in other areas. I'm glad my point got across. It's hard out here for a lot of folks. I'm fortunate to not have children and both my wife and I have professional degrees and what not. It's also important that we remember most folks aren't in our shoes. I believe we can do better.

Anonymous said...

1:54 - You are correct. That was my point. Leftist/Liberals are fools.

Anonymous said...

3:07, Stay Woke!!

DF Maxine Watters

Anonymous said...

Rage, It's frycook, not fry cook!! Don't you know how to spell your own occupation?

SpanishWarDonkey said...

How so? Our parents have and will receive SS. They came of age in an economy that made it so most could save up a few years and put down. 20% on a home. Bankruptcies used to be caused by the death of the sole breadwinner in the home. Hell, my dad paid for his tuition at Tech painting cotton haulers jnthe summer. Young people don't have these advantages. Not to mention inflation and stagnant wages, even though productivity has never been higher. For kids with STEM or other professional degrees, yeah, life isn't bad. I'm one of them. But to pretend like we aren't hamstrung compared to our parents is disingenuous.

wordkyle said...

"...save up a few years and put down 20% on a home" - Do the actual math on that statement and get back to us.

Meanwhile, consider the lifestyles led by our parents in the 1950s, 60s, 70s, or 80s. Compare that environment to the consumer electronics lifestyle of today. I contend that our lives today are vastly more comfortable and convenient, and vastly more expensive, than anything our parents could have dreamed of. That's how people become financially "hamstrung."

Anonymous said...

it is a good thing that there are no Rightist/Conservative fools...

mzchief said...

All you people talking about how good your parents had it don't seem to realize, your parents didn't have a t.v. in every room, pay $1,200+ a year for cable, didn't have a computer and pay $1,200+ a year for Internet, didn't have cell phones or pay $1,200+ a year for phone, didn't have more than 1 pair of work shoes and 1 pair of dress/church shoes, didn't have more than 7 changes of work clothing or more than 1 dress-up outfit, didn't spend a month's+ wages on Christmas gifts. How many of you people talking about how good your parents had it got $100.+ trainers to wear so you could look cool hanging out with your pals? How many cars did your family own when you were growing up? Your mums didn't get mani/pedis or spend $1,200+ a year on hair colouring. Growing up, how many times a week did you eat out, as a family? How many of you people talking about how easy your parents had it recall your father picking up extra hours or working a weekend job? Perhaps even your mum did something to earn "extra" income for the family. If you want to live like your parents than spend like your parents.

Newsflash, WHINERS! IF you want to make more money, obtain marketable skills and work MORE! Every highly successful person, I know, works vastly more than 40 hrs a week and NONE of them have a lame degree in a hobby, such as, "history, medieval poetry, art history, linguistics, archeology."

SpanishWarDonkey said...

I disagree that life is more "comfortable". In what way? A couch is still a couch. A roof is still a roof. The argument could be made that things are "nicer", sure, but for the most part they're still poorly made. America stopped making products that last, so we get foreign crap that has to be replaced every 1-2 years instead of things that will last 10-20, but at the same price point as the 50's-80's.

If times were so much better now, explain to me 47 million people that are qualifying for food stamps. Explain to me why millenials are having fewer children and later in life. Explain to me why we are waiting until our mid 30's to purchase homes, or just staying renters. And guess what, most millenials aren't buying those nicer, newer homes. They're buying the ones built in the 70's and 80's, when things weren't as "nice".Explain to me how credit card debt is over $1 trillion dollars, and student loan debt even higher.

Please, explain these to me. Your generation was absolutely buying homes with 20% down 2 and 3 decades ago because you could afford to save the money. How you aren't getting that is beyond me. I'm sure you were one of them. You act as though young people just waste all of their money on luxuries when it simply isn't the case.

wordkyle said...

834 - See mzchief.

Anonymous said...

5:20 - it's the Left's fault.

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

SpanishWarDonkey... Completely disagree with you on this one. I am a child of the 70s, in my late 40s, squarely in Gen X.

If I look back to my parents generation, compared to my generation, and ahead to the millennial generation, there is no doubt financial postions and disposable wealth has increased.

Take each generation in their 20s, then compare who bought homes, and how nice they were. Who bought brand new automobiles? How much is spent dining out? What is spent on entertainment?

This is not even a close race.

And I certainly wouldn't take a large trend like nationwide crime decreases that have many, many factors that would contribute and then generalize it to RvW. Or that negative domestic financial trends would be pinned to decline in Unions.

SpanishWarDonkey said...

So let them eat cake? Got it. Christ, sometimes talk are so far disconnected from the realities other people live with its sad.

wordkyle said...

Jayzus. Look back at the migrant workers in the past, Americans, who followed the harvest to earn a living in the fields. Compare that to the college grads who complain that there aren't enough decent paying jobs in their degree field, and so they sit around sulking about how easy it was for previous generations.

Anonymous said...

I don't know, my father had only a high school diploma and military service and by the time he was 50 he was making 90k a year doing moderately skilled labor. I'm just a few years off 50 and I barely scratch six figures with a degree and over a decade in the same industry. He purchased his brick home in 70' for 25k, it was paid for by 85'. My house is similar in size and construction and it cost over 250k to build. He also put 3 kids through college.

He had 4 kids, boats, motorcycles, new cars and still maxed out his 401k contributions and stock plan. I have 1 kid, no cable, no adult toys, a 10 year old car, no home internet, rarely vacation, my clothes are old but I contribute fully to my retirement accounts. After that and healthcare costs there isn't much left. I work 40-65 hrs a week and I travel so no time for a second gig. I'm not complaining, I'm happy with what I have and that I can provide, I'm just not so sure most people have it better than the previous generation. More electronics isn't equal to having it better.

wordkyle said...

1122 - Please submit your monthly household budget for review. If you're making six figures and just scratching by, then something is terribly amiss in your household.

SpanishWarDonkey said...

it's funny when the right makes fun of the left for feels. It really is. You still didn't address a single point I mentioned last night, but continue to contest? them. I asked you to explain some statistically proven numbers, and you didn't.. because you can't. So I'm assuming you have no argument. It's pretty easy to forget the world is a hell of a lot bigger than west Texas (I'll always love it there), but you couldn't be more wrong here.

wordkyle said...

Were you talking to me? If so, I didn't get it. Sorry. In case you were...

If you're asking me to explain credit card debt, food stamps, etc., then I'll just stick with the idea that modern Americans want gratification sooner, quicker, and at a younger age than earlier generations. The federal government has promoted this rapacious hunger by making it ever easier for Americans to get things from the government for "free." (To the takers. Other citizens foot the bill.) Student loans are easily available, and there's increasing pressure to fix it where the borrowers don't have to pay back the funds. The government safety net has been cast wider and higher so that rather than a way to help the less fortunate, it's a way of life for those who want easy money without working for it.

As for your "statistically proven numbers," you were a little light on your claims about the good life that previous generations had. Those of us who were alive back then can give you anecdotal evidence of your wrongness. On the other hand, mzchief hit the details of current lifestyles pretty hard, and you never really addressed any of those claims. So far all we really have is your whining that you have it so much harder than anyone else has ever had it, without much evidence to back it up.