The Campaign For DA

8.28.2017

Random Monday Morning Thoughts



  • Let me state the obvious: The Houston flooding is insane. And it is only going to get worse. 
  • And my bullet point from Friday now almost looks like an understatement:
  • The Houston mayor, despite 911 being overloaded, told the public not to use social media for emergency requests because the didn't  have the manpower. Why not? You saw this coming. 
  • But to come to his defense on another subject, why is he being dogged for not ordering a "mandatory evacuation." With a city of that many million people, you couldn't do that if you wanted to. What are the police going to do? Arrest a two million people who don't?  And there are a ton of people who don't have the money to go anywhere. 
  • I heard that you can't designate where a donation to Red Cross will go. Is that true? That would be odd especially since they want you to donate to them by texting "Harvey". 
  • Mrs. LL and I went to Winstar Casino this weekend. I hadn't been up there for over a decade. When did that place turn into Vegas? That place is printing money.
  • And I had forgotten how FM 51 north out of Decatur is quintessential Texas. 
  • I'm only going to make one point about Trump's tweets over the weekend as Texas is being devastated: He's a narcissistic, tone deaf moron. Oh, and I forgot to mention he pardoned racist Sheriff Joe late on Friday. 
  • We've had another Black Hawk crash. Something's weird. 
  • Never heard of this before: 
  • I can't say I'm a regular reader of the Bridgeport Index, but this week's edition was good. In addition to a front page story of a petition to remove two members from the Bridgeport Airport Board, editor/publisher Keith Bridwell went off on Bridgeport City Hall and the city council. 



26 comments:

Anonymous said...

True..you can't tell Red Cross where you want your money to go. Best to pick and choose where you want to donate..I'd rather donate to gofundme accounts or local police/fire departments.

Anonymous said...

The horror in Houston is going to impact all of us in one way or another. We can all find some way to help.

Anonymous said...

Bridgeport has an airport board?

Anonymous said...

Give to Texas Baptist Men--100% goes to their efforts, and it will all likely go to the Coastal Area of Texas hit by Harvey. And they're usually some of the first responders at the clean-up stage.

Anonymous said...

Blackhawk crash---- The Gub'ment found over 1 million Chinese made counterfeit parts in military equipment. They are notorious for leaving a "backdoor" in microprocessors. It could very well be, that they are using this to down equipment. Scary, very scary.

-buyerninety

Anonymous said...

The picture of the senior citizens in waist deep water inside a nursing home gave me pause, having listened to an interview on NPR on Friday with the Acting Secretary of Homeland Security:

SIEGEL: Again, thinking back to Katrina, are you confident that no one would be flooded in a nursing home in the way that people were in New Orleans?

DUKE: I have talked with Governor Abbott. They have done amazing planning and evacuation planning in that area, so I'm confident that they have that done properly.

Triple Fake... said...

A mandatory evacuation of Houston wasn't necessary. There are certain portions of the city that are prone to flooding, but not the entire city. Plus, he has no control over other municipalities in the area, such as Friendswood, Pasadena, Baytown, etc.

Anonymous said...

Did the mayor of Houston make the right call? Yes.

Anonymous said...

You order a mandatory evacuation to get attention whether it is enforceable or not.

Harry Hamid said...

Residents generally have a fair idea about where it might flood. We have floods (although less serious than this) twice a year. Most of us can tell you how far the rain goes up in their yards per inch of rain per hour.

The fact that they're opening two dams into already-at capacity bayous could throw those calculations into chaos, of course.

Me and all my people are fine so far.

Anonymous said...

When have we gotten to the point that the government has to tell us when to evacuate. I am sure people in Houston saw the same weather reports as the mayor did. Some people have depended on the government tit for so long that they can't make decisions on their own. Sure, I feel sorry for their misfortunes, but come on, Blame the mayor. It's everybody's fault but their own. I'm sick of people not taking responsibility for their own actions, or lack of actions.

Anonymous said...

We've had another Black Hawk crash. Something's weird. 


Yes, Sherlock. Foreign parts are likely hacked and this is just the beginning. You can thank your President Obama for this.......but you probably wont!

Anonymous said...

I blame the 'lack of attention ' and the 'last minute warning' from the media about the hurricane!

If they hadn't gotten off Trump and the Statue crap for a few more days, would have helped the people off the coast.

Anonymous said...

Helicopters don't fly. They beat the air into submission.

DF Igor Sikorsky

Anonymous said...

Houston Texan JJ Watt started a donation page for flooding victims at YouCaring.com. He kicked off the campaign with $100,000 of his own.

https://www.youcaring.com/victimsofhurricaneharvey-915053

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

9:31 My sentiments exactly. I have family that live in Spring & Houston. I texted them to make sure they were okay, but also in my text I told them, “I wasn’t too worried about them. They have lived through this before and I know they have common sense.” They are all good and hunkered down with their supplies.

Anonymous said...

She is not symmetrical!

Anonymous said...

Turn the river oaks CC into a shelter.

Anonymous said...

The nursing admin folks asked about evacuation ahead of time. Were told by govt. officials to stay in place because that area had not been under water in past. Then it happened and they were hip deep in water and pictures hit social media. Suddenly the Abbott Brigade swung into action (pictures - OMG!) and airlifted them out. Sure seems like a Brownie moment to me.

DF George W. Bush
DF you guys should have paid attention to my screw-up

Anonymous said...

Barry, did you win?

DF Table #5 Dealer

Anonymous said...

After what happened with Rita, would you want millions stuck on the highways when those storms came through?

Anonymous said...

Watt has the right approach.

Mr. Osteen needs to remember Luke 12:48: For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required.

And it should be highly visible to encourage others. And best of all, it's tax deductible.

Call me, Joel Baby.

Df Osteen Family Tax Accountant

Anonymous said...

Those Liberty Mutual insurance commercials suck now that they removed the Statue of Liberty from them.

Anonymous said...

You can also give to UMCOR, it is a United Methodist Relief fund! 100% goes to the victims in disastrous situations.

Anonymous said...

"Why not? You saw this coming"
Friday-Harvey will weaken across the Yucatan peninsula and become, at best a tropical storm
Saturday-1500hrs- Harvey is a category three hurricane
No one saw this coming....

Dude from Corpus Christi