The Campaign For DA

8.14.2017

Random Monday Morning Thoughts



  • I watched what happened in Charlottesville in real time on Saturday, and it may be one of the most horrifying days of my life. 
  • And what happened the night before is something I  thought I would never see.
  • Many of those people have been identified. And some of them are not happy about it yet try to justify their conduct. 
  • This is the face of hate. This is the face of terrorism. If you are an employer, you need to start researching online every employee to find out if they are part of a racist organization. I discovered "Proud Boys" a few weeks ago.
  • She is dead:
  • Those White Nationalist were openly supporting Hitler and Nazis. What would a World War II veteran think? 
  • I always feared a civil war, but I never thought whites would try to start it. 
  • KXAS Channel 5 News had a pretty big typo:

  • Mrs. LL hit me with a hard question this weekend: Would you represent him in this case? 
  • Trump's "many sides" off script statement tells you all you need to know about him.
  • Changing gears here, Mrs. LL went on a rant about the Teacher Retirement System. I'm still trying to figure it out. 
  • I watched "Hell or High Water" this weekend. That might be the greatest Texas movie of all time. And Jeff Bridges portrayal of a Texas Ranger reminded me of two guys in Wise County.
  • Mrs. LL thinks Jeff Bridges is not a good actor. This will not end well. 

76 comments:

Anonymous said...

The pics above with the torches marching in hate.......is that the county folks that went after parr?

Anonymous said...

Turned away from it all like a blind man
Sat on a fence but it don't work
Keep coming up with love but it's so slashed and torn
Why?
Insanity laughs under pressure we're breaking

Anonymous said...

Trump? This isn't Trumps fault. This was all set up. I was and am embarrassed by what white people did. Very disturbing . They should lose their jobs . But the media and the democrats are setting this all up and it must stop. Learn to live based on ones heart not the color of their skin. This nation will be destroyed from the inside out. Thank you Obama!

Anonymous said...

What is it you're trying to figure out about TRS?
Ask a teacher. There are a few around here...

Anonymous said...

Why are cars allowed within a several block area if any parade or rally of any kind?
I understand that someone 'thought' this was police. Did they ask for ID?

Anonymous said...

If you would represent this guy it tells us all we need to know about you!

Anonymous said...

You weren't as horrified when 5 cops were shot to death in Dallas? This is what I don't understand about libs, why are you so selective about what outrages you?

I'm outraged and offended by these white supremacist scum, I want them outed, locked up and prosecuted just like the violent BLM protesters. What this human pile of garbage did in Charlotesville is detestable and he deserves the death penalty.

Anonymous said...

Jeff Bridges is a fantastic actor however his performance in Hell or Highwater was awful.

Anonymous said...

WOO HOO! WE GOT RACISM, BUT NO SEX OFFENDERS TODAY?... I AM THINKING ABOUT JOINING ONE THE TRULY ALL-INCLUSIVE MOVEMENTS SUCH AS BLACK LIVES MATTER, BLACK PANTHERS, OR NAACP... TODAY'S RTG IS WHAT I LIKE TO THINK CYNTHIA DUNN GROWED UP TO BE

TF DAVID WOODERSON

wordkyle said...

"Hell or High Water" was very good. Now there are two modern crime stories involving the Llano Estacado.

RPM said...

Hell or High Water was really good. Not great, but really good. Too bad they used New Mexico for West Texas.

Anonymous said...

They are holding their next rally at aTm. That should tell you all you need to know about Aggy.

Anonymous said...

Trump cannot disavow bigots, white supremacist, neo natzi....and Russia. You have to dance with the one who brought you to the dance

Anonymous said...

Like I'm always saying--do not "celebrate diversity", because this is what that leads to. Instead--only recognize diversity, but celebrate UNITY! That's why we're called the UNITED States of America. We come from all over, and it's okay to recognize that fact. But dwelling on it forever and "celebrating" it leads to this idiocracy.

Anonymous said...

1) Anyone who wants to blame liberals/Obama/blacks etc. is a HUGE part of the problem. You're no better than the guy who drove the car.

2) TRS is a HUGE state run retirement fund. As such, public ed teachers are not allowed to pay into social security, denying access to this retirement funding. It is ."managed" by the state, which means the leg (I.e. Patrick, Abbott, et al) can tinker with it as they see fit. they are a) reducing the states contribution or matching funds putting a greater burden on under paid educational employees (this includes many in higher Ed) & b) they are dedicating public money's which should be used for public schools to charter or private schools. If this so called Conservative administration continues down the current path, there will not be sufficient funds for those who are starting out. And don't even get m started on insurance. Most Public schools are forced into TRS insurance plans because as an ISD they don't have a large enough group to go outside. And who runs the insurance fund? Same crooks. Yea, she should rant and someone like you should really dig into it & see what the rant is about.

Harry Hamid said...

It seems like it ought to be really easy for folks to condemn Nazis and KKKers. The left tells me Nazis and the KKK are on the right. The right tells me Nazis and the KKK are on the left.

This should be easy.

And yet...

I keep hearing, "Well, OTHER groups have done bad things!"

It's baffling why we can't condemn a murder and vehicular assault by a Nazi without a bunch of conditions and excuses attached to it.

Anonymous said...

I hate Illinois Nazis. Heck, I hate all Nazis.

DF Joliet Jake

Anonymous said...

What 9:19 said. And don't get me started on receiving both Social Security Retirement funds and TRS Retirement funds at the same time (actually not receiving) if you have paid into both plans under different jobs. That little inequity issue (not getting both) will get even the most pleasant teacher a little hot under the collar.

DF Mr Chips

Anonymous said...

Remind the Marketing Department to send out some special flyers on our coming event. Big opportunity here.

DF J. C. Penney's All White Sale
df stock up on sheets

Anonymous said...

Jeff Bridges - acting greatness.

DF Thunderbolt and Lightfoot

Anonymous said...

Who is not condemning this?

Anonymous said...

How long before Trump has the Daily Stormer accredited as a legitimate news organization for White House Press Conferences? Birds of a feather and all that.

DF The Mooch

Anonymous said...

Time to stock up on ammo. The Nazis are coming.

DF Cabela's Spring Home Defense Sale

Anonymous said...

The White protesters should have brought German Shepherds and water cannons. That combo seemed to work very good back in the 60's.

Anonymous said...

The Nazi protesters are scum and deranged. Their ideology is sick and speaks to the rock bottom level of their self worth. However, their right to believe what that believe and publicly decry it are absolutely protected in out nation. Selective thought policing is the hallmark of the modern Democrat party. Apparently your claims to be a defender of the constitution refer to certain portions. Hate speech and the right to hate is part of the web of freedom. The left will never understand that hate is an inherent trait in a segment of the population. You can't legislate or shame it away. The left's desire for utopia on earth can not and will never happen because of the flawed nature of man. Why do you rarely ever mention Islamic terrorism? Because it doesn't fit within your narrative. The left believes that Islamist terrorists get a little credibility because they are a few shades darker than the Nazis.

Anonymous said...

Wasn't Senator Robert Byrd(D) in the KKK? Why aren't lib weenies demanding that statues of him be torn down or rename buildings, bridges and schools that are named after him. I'll bet George Soros is one happy man today. All those BLM protesters that he paid, created chaos just like he told them to do.

Anonymous said...

Inventory Control, get some new orders for Tiki Torches placed quickly. Looks like business is picking up.

DF Bed Bath and Way Beyond

Anonymous said...

Oh my God!

Tiki torches....the horror....the horror!

Anonymous said...

Excellent!

Anonymous said...

Hot Political Opinion- By Friday the "Protesters" will be robbing, looting, and burning property all over town. Niggers just cant resist.

Anonymous said...

Skippy, Stay Woke!! Has Trump started launching nukes into North Korea yet? Has Trump fired Sessions yet? Charlottesville horrified you more than 9/11 did? That tells me all I need to know about you.

Anonymous said...

Keeping your thoughts on Charlottesville to yourself, Wordy?

Come on... stick up for your brothers carrying those torches!

Harry Hamid said...

10:06: Well, but I'm not sure that the right of the Nazis and KKKers includes the right to speak out without having other people speak out against them.

When you say it does - and you obviously believe freedom of speech means that you get to talk without anyone speaking against you - then you start to look like you are granting the Nazis and KKKers a right that others don't have.

So, although you state they're scum, you simultaneously seem to believe they should have more rights than other people.

You can say dumb stuff. Others can call you an idiot for saying it.

Easy.

Anonymous said...

Why wouldn't you represent the Charlottesville killer? To work properly, the American criminal justice system requires defense attorneys who are willing to provide a vigorous defense to even the lowest of the low (i.e., child molesters, who are far more insidious and despicable than this miscreant). If your answer to your wife's question wasn't an immediate "yes," then you're in the wrong business. Go practice family law and leave criminal defense to those with tougher skin. Or restrict your practice to the more socially palatable representation of DWI defendants (who never run over and kill anyone, accept by an unfortunate accident). There is no place in the defense bar for attorneys who have to wonder if they can represent criminals. You knew that was part of the job when you retired from the DA's office and hung up your shingle. Either represent the State or represent the System, but don't be a dilettante.

Anonymous said...

You weren't horrified by the LA riots or the rioting in Cleveland, or the cold blooded murder of 5 Dallas police officers?....interesting....

Anonymous said...


This is the face of ethnic identity politics.
Whites didn't build that.

You and your fellow travelers are responsible for this state of affairs.
You want to memory hole and demonize white's history and culture.
You want to replace them with imported mestizos and other aliens.
Many of you tell whites to die and that we deserve our subjugation.
That a 50 year old truck driver wearing a dress can watch our daughters in the bathroom.
That a mother and father are the same as two men cornholeing each other.
That our paychecks should be tapped at combined rates nearing 50% to pay for the overwhelmingly non-productive minority among us.

That we are hateful haters who hate for noticing all this.
The RACIST!! card is about played out.
You're going to call us racist, whatever we do, so why play nice?

Anonymous said...

I do not recall one "Sense of Outrage" when BLM went out shooting cops for fun.

Barry you have no right to be angry about anything, your white privilege covers up for everything. And a male?

Don't you know every white male born in America is given a house a car and a job at birth just because they are white, they don't have to work to succeed. Just show up and bingo its yours.

I must be the one dumb white male in the world, because I cant find the line where they handed out my "White Privilege"? I keep having to work hard and hustle to stay ahead.

Anonymous said...

KXAS is right up there with Gov. Terry McCauliff. He is Bill Clinton's boy. He said that 80 per cent of the KKK protesters had semiautomatic weapons. HUH? How did he know that? Did he count them himself?

Anonymous said...

"Mrs. LL hit me with a hard question this weekend: Would you represent him in this case? "

Skippy's answer, "Of course I would, if he had been charged with drunk driving also."

Anonymous said...

@Harry,

Of course others have just as much of a right to counter the Nazi speech and demonstration. My point was that the left would desire to silence them completely. Not sure how you missed that. Never did I give the Nazi voice more of a voice than those who counter them. Many of those that counter the Nazis DO wish to silence them. I think we basically agree. Presenting counter points is not the same as censoring.

wordkyle said...

1014 - Okay. The white supremacy nutjobs are always asking for trouble, because of their whacked-out belief system, and because they paint big bright targets on themselves, giving the leftist goons another opportunity to cause chaos and violence. Everyone knows it's always acceptable to violently attack those who hold ideas we disagree with.

There, happy?

Anonymous said...

@10:19
Brilliant. I would imagine if the killer was wealthy, BG would have an easier decision.

Anonymous said...

I always feared a civil war, but I never thought whites would try to start it.

What does that even mean? I can't believe no one is jumping on you for this comment! Whites? Seriously? These are small groups of people starting trouble for all the rest of us to have to deal with. I don't believe that these white supremacists represent all white people any more than I believe the BLM people represent all African-Americans!

Put up your broad brush, Barry! Learn to use some honesty and not rhetoric!

wordkyle said...

1014 - Oh, and by the way, enjoy your internet anonymity. Consider Bill Buckley's comment to another famous liberal idiot, Gore Vidal.

Anonymous said...

BLM protestors are not violent and they regularly purge their ranks of anyone they suspect will be violent. The shootings in Dallas were by an individual not associated with BLM who had even been kicked out of more militants groups in Dallas and Houston. One of the cops was a friend of mine, and we know what happened, but you right wing assholes complaining about fake news all the time fall for Fox News and Info Wars bullshit every damn day.

Screw you and your ignorant bullshit ideas.

Anonymous said...

I once had an excellent program to fix all obhe TRS's problems. Teachers would have gotten better benefits and had to pay less for them, without risky investments subject to market variations like the board permits regularly.

Know why it didn't get approved?

Because the teachers fought against it.

Teachers are their own worst enemy.

DF Some Securities Lawyer

Anonymous said...

Anybody else having Centurylink internet problems...too slow to even get the email account...sick and tire of them..only working 6 hours of the day recently. Working on extended their area and we are paying for loss time on the net..hate them!

Anonymous said...

We might go incognito for the next few weeks without wearing the full khaki uniform. Don't want anyone to mistake us for those nut-jobs carrying torches. Plus we don't have a merit badge for being a Nazi.

DF Boy Scouts

Anonymous said...

"I watched what happened in Charlottesville in real time on Saturday, and it may be one of the most horrifying days of my life."

Skippy, If the shooting of Republican lawmakers at a baseball practice had been televised, I'm sure that would have been one of the most horrific days of your life, huh?

Anonymous said...

8:40 nailed it.

Trump isn't racist. Being white doesn't make him racist....but that's the mantra these days. There is an agenda rolling through our society that white people are automatically racist and that agenda is wrong and disgusting.

The radical alt right takes emotion to the streets and is condemned rightfully... the radical black lives matter movement does the same with a free pass. Both organizations are built on racism... they are both equally at fault.

Radicals on both sides are running this issue and the 80% of our society gets caught in the middle being forced to take sides......when neither is right.

Take the word race out of our society.....it's driving us backwards not forwards.

Anonymous said...

@11:21 - Easy there buddy! Next thing you know, BLM will have to purge you as well!

Anonymous said...

I met a man last week ( black man) we started talking . I asked him what he thought . He said the media is BS. He went on to tell me how he spent 7 years in prison. He admitted that wasn't a white mans fault it was his own fault . Once being released from prison he was surprised that the white man always had his hand out trying to help him and get him back on track. He said the black peoples where the ones pulling him down telling him how whites would do nothing but destroy him. It was a great conversation and one I learned a lot about. Don't listen to the media !

Anonymous said...

Well said, 9:13.

Anonymous said...

I don't want to hear sh$t about TRS with Decatur ISD employees . This great board could have given the money to the teachers instead of getting an idiot facility for the Haneys and Elders kids. That money could have wisely been spent on more teachers, nurses at the campuses, upgrades to transportation but instead we take care of our own. BS

Anonymous said...

Wordkyle with the "on many sides" reply.

Anonymous said...

White supremacists are deplorable.

DF HRC

Anonymous said...

Sometimes I think Barry does this as shtick....surely he doesn't believe that.(whatever the latest "white man"atrocity that has occurred). Other times I shake my head. The problem is...Barry has never had to exist in the real world that average joe has to live in. He believes the media....Barry "observes" and then comments and wants the blog reader to feel responsible for the fringe groups behavior. Conveniently he is unapologetically one sided. You would think someone with all the advantages and opportunities that he has had would have made more of his position....he feels he must blame the blog reader. Liberals should be ashamed of what they have created and encouraged. Not a peep.

wordkyle said...

128 - Really? That's all you got from my answer?

Anonymous said...

I'm white so I apologize to anyone who has ever been offended because it's my fault. I take full responsibility for any problems that anyone has ever endured.

Anonymous said...

I watched "Hell or High Water" this weekend and it may have been the most horrifying day of my life. And that's saying something because I watched the whole democratic convention last July. The balloon drop was the most horrifying because Hillary and Bill reminded me of a retard in a room full of bouncey balls.

Anonymous said...

The KKK had rallies while Obammy was in office so I guess any violence was his fault too. Who's with me?

Anonymous said...

Can we get law enforcement to do a well-check at Bacon's house? This girl is right in his wheelhouse and should have elicited a ranking from him. I'm very worried about him.

Anonymous said...

1:17 - the money used for facilities cannot be used for school staff/teacher salaries or benefits.

Anonymous said...

No, not Trump's fault at all. Who knew his rhetoric could encourage these youthful American Nazis to mis-behave.

Also not his fault:
1. Letting the baby play alone with the hungry 8 ft family boa constrictor.
2. filling the family automobile with gas while enjoying a lit stogie next to the tank.
3. juggling knives while drunk.
4. hand feeding a fifteen foot alligator
5. French kissing a cannibal

DF Just Common Sense

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

One of the most horrifying days of your life?

Dang sister, you need to open your eyes a little more

The Dallas BLM shooting was awfully tragic.Where does that one rank?

Anonymous said...

The south will rise again!

Anonymous said...

Where do you sign up for the white privalage stuff I'm tired of working for what I have

Anonymous said...

Somebody else other then me needs to understand people. There are hundreds of millions of individual people on this continent. We are the minority. One death will never define a nation. Rogue people will always exist and will always get media attention
I am a man with a wife and a son. We both have jobs, we both have cars, we have a home mortgage, we still have student loan debt, we both are making more debt for our son to attend college. I voted republican wife was democrat. I want to burn both parties to the ground and start over. I have plans to leave asap because i am angry at how fucked up our govt has become. I cannot leave because i love this country but i want to when i watch the news. Nobody is going to be better off with our current or past govt eccept the politicians because they all sold out to corp. I would like to rant more but i am not very good at typing and i am not good at grammer while i type. I speak very well but nobody would stand around to listen. I work with my hands. I could type do math and other stuff in school. Been out for 31 years and never used the knowledge i was given. I fix houses. Good luck folks, somebody needs to speak for the working folks like me and ignore these stupid people out there trying to make thier life have meaning.

Anonymous said...

If we were there, if you dared me to tell one them douchenozzles,'Hey man that tiki torch looks super gay; are you a fag or something...? I think I would have done it.

Anonymous said...

I'd worry about Alvord violence on Main Street before Virginia.

Anonymous said...

Cancelled dumbass. Says all we need to know about your dumbass. Public university, so tough to keep from happening. Not 1 univ organization would support it, so they were able to nix due to public safety. So, you might wanna sit this one out dipshit.

Anonymous said...

Ok what about that raise you gave the worthless supt and the "job" you gave the ADs wife. That money would have went along way

Anonymous said...

Two things:

1. The obvious difference between Charlottesville and the Dallas incident would be that the Dallas incident involved one deranged veteran, who happened to be black; while the other is a mass gathering of angry, intolerant, violent people. Two completely different scenarios.

2. Yes, Charlottesville could be scarier than 9/11. I can understand 9/11, and direct my anger towards a select group of uneducated fundamentalists, more than likely located in the middle east, though homegrown terror continues to be a developing problem. Charlottesville is terrifying because these are so-called Americans that spew this hatred, and while an obvious minority, there are certainly a lot more of them than we'd prefer. These types of domestic events shine a light on parts of America that don't get enough true discussion...like rational education, massive amounts of cultural importance placed on said education, and the adoption of some long-term national goals, as compared to the current quarterly subscription.

Anyway, I've missed you guys.

Anonymous said...

4:16-------

I'm sure you had some point or thought you were being clever in some way but I missed it?

John said...

Hell or High Water is an excellent film. It's so fun and a perfect role for Bridges (who, by the way, is one of the greatest actors of our time, see Big Lebowski, The Last Picture Show, True Grit and Crazy Heart, The Fisher King and Starman and this film for how dynamic he is). However, because Texas has killed its film industry, it was filmed in New Mexico.