The Campaign For DA

8.07.2017

Random Monday Morning Thoughts



  • That was a crazy storm yesterday afternoon. I was able to catch a quick video of it at Lake Bridgeport. The wind made it look like the ocean. 
  • I finally got to watch the 30 for 30 on the Lakers/Celtics. It was fantastic. I had forgotten (and did not know) so much of that. 
  • A major Fox News personality has been suspended for allegations of sending inappropriate pictures of himself. 
  • Uh, the requirement for grand juries is literally, and I do mean literally, in the Constitution. 
  • Former Texas Governor Mark White died over the weekend. I learned that when he was governor the state's share of funding for public education was 67%. Today it is 38%. This whole front page is fascinating: 
  • I've been watching the news on former Baylor receiver K.D. Cannon who left school early this year to enter the NFL draft. He went undrafted. He was then signed by the Raiders as a free agent and given $50,000. He was cut within one week. He then signed on with the Jets. Last week, he was cut on the first couple of days of training camp. I now see he has signed with Rams. He is a fantastic talent but he is incredibly wheels off. His Twitter feed is insane
  • I've been preaching about how I've been seeing erratic driving and road rage lately. The Star-Telegram has this story of a guy pointing a gun at someone on the highway. Two things. What is that white thing on the end of the gun? And why wasn't the person recording the video paying attention to the road?! (There has to be a huge back story to all of this.)
  • In other road rage news: 
  • Jerry Jones' speech at his induction into the Hall of Fame was equally fantastic and crazy. (Mrs. LL was playing Hall of Fame Speech Bingo while she was listening.)
  • Let's check in on Trump's mental health this morning: 
  • I watched Crimson Tide for five minutes this weekend thinking I was watching The Hunt for Red October. But as far as "fear the Russians" movies go, they are now both really interesting to view.
  • Attorney General Jeff Sessions statement regarding how he wants to stop "leaks" from the White House by going after the press is beyond astounding and shows a complete ignorance of the First Amendment. Sessions said,  "We respect the important role that the press plays and will give them respect, but it is not unlimited." That's not the way it works. That's not the way it works at all. 
  • Speaking of interesting, I watched Frost/Nixon for the first time this weekend. Oh, my. If you care about the current state of politics and the press, go watch it now. Trump might just be Nixon but without the smarts.
  • I loved this from King Barnett's obituary: "He lived life by his own quote, 'If you're not having a good day it's your own damn fault.'"





32 comments:

Anonymous said...

What you are seeing on the pistol is the front sight and a glare below that!

DF Charleton Heston

Anonymous said...

What happened to the 30 for 30 about the Carter High School football team?

Anonymous said...

If drivers would quit pissing off other drivers the gun pointing and/or shooting will stop...or at least be less of. People are just more aggressive these days, so we all need to hold our tempers and not be rude.

Anonymous said...

WELL YOU DAMN PINKOS DON'T LIKE THE SECOND AMENDMENT EITHER. WHAT'S YOUR POINT GREEN?

Anonymous said...

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

Harry Hamid said...

Surely - surely! - threatening someone with a gun is on the freeway is illegal even in Texas.

On the other hand, I would think that the driver being threatened would be better served taking evasive moves rather than playing with his phone.

Anonymous said...

White's big spending on schools were unaffordable, and fell out in the oil crash -- then the Edgewood cases said that the way they were funding schools was unconstitutional anyway.

Anonymous said...

The amendments to the constitution are all fake amendments, trust me.

Only the amendments approved by FOX are important, believe me.

And now I have to get back to work.

Can someone help me find my ball? I'm playing a Titleist 4 with an orange dot.

Anonymous said...

Patient visited by doctor trained at the Jeff Sessions School of Medicine:

Well, I see you have come in today to have a thorn extracted from your foot that you stepped on this morning. Looks like we will have to cut off the whole leg, just to prevent problems later. And your other leg. And both arms. That'll solve the thorn problem.

DF Ripley's Believe It or Not

Anonymous said...

The Leftist assertion that schools always need more money is motivated by adult career motives not a desire to educate students.

Anonymous said...

One ping, Vasili. One ping only.

DF Captain Ramius

Anonymous said...

With that storm yesterday, that was quite a big blow. Last time I saw anything like that was when I was on Hollywood Boulevard.

DF Hugh Grant

Anonymous said...

Freedom of the Press? Freedom to just put out classified data? It's a very tough thing.
It is all very playground'ish. Reporters can just put out whatever they want, even if it gets people killed. They can rest on their ability to say hey wait I didn't say it I just reported it.
Ex. Billy says Wendy is ugly to close friend, close friend just runs around saying it to everyone, close friend should get his ass kicked. But, everyone just gets mad at Billy. Close friend has hurt Billy, and has hurt Wendy, and showed he cannot be trusted.

Freedom of the press is very important, but these reporters should act like, citizens of their country. If they get some juicy classified stuff. Of course, shame on the leaker, but also shame on the person who makes it widely known, just because they can, then hide under 1st amendment.

DF Sometimes just keep ya damn mouth shut.

Anonymous said...

Hey Barry, Any Prager news?

Anonymous said...

You should be more concerned with Jerry Jones mental health.

Anonymous said...

I am so thankful that some of the school boards kids didn't get wet last night at Midnight madness. What would we do without that indoor facility?

Anonymous said...

It's real easy, if you only see part of an event or only see what someone who has an angle wants you to see, to draw completely wrong conclusions. Maybe the guy who wanted to be sure another driver saw he was armed had damn well good reason.

Anonymous said...

These school board idiots. We aren't filling open positions but we have the indoor!

Anonymous said...

You're not much of a lawyer, are you?

"...That's not the way it works. That's not the way it works at all."

That's precisely how it works. IF the governmental interest in information outweighs the interest of the public and/or press, then that information can be restricted, I.E. Classified.

No need for your Lexis/Nexis search tool to find plenty of case law on the topic, Google works just find.

Stay Classy

Anonymous said...

Hey Trumpatard he's not talking about classified material but AG threatened reporters for printing any leaked info or at least left the door open

Anonymous said...

Hey Trumpatard he's not talking about classified material but AG threatened reporters for printing any leaked info or at least left the door open

Anonymous said...

I keep reading about impending civil war. How is it going to work? Will there be an official announcement? Will we need to get a uniform? Who chooses the color? Is Barry going to put bullet-proof glass in his office? There are so many details. Surely there is a committee working on this?

Half-Baked Johnny Reb, reporting for duty.

Anonymous said...

3:16, if you actually look at what the Attorney General said it related to classified material.

I linked to Washington Post so you can't say its FOX or Faux news.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/white-house-anger-over-leaks-grows-crackdown-promised/2017/08/04/905cf556-7914-11e7-8c17-533c52b2f014_story.html?utm_term=.615105e0352c

Nobody cares if they leak Ivanka's actual dress size.
Private discussions between President to President are classifed, its a matter of national security.

Obama and President of Afghanistan planning stages of taking out Bin Laden, gets leaked, reporter runs it, he moves. Its all good freedom of press.

Drug Cartel getting taken down, gets leaked, they move operations, its all good.

Nothing to do with Party affiliation, all about what's right.

Trumpatard? Nice comeback to Libtard so original.

Anyhow, its time common sense came from somewhere, I don't care what party.

Anonymous said...

With so many tornado warnings posted because a storm "is capable of producing" a tornado; you'd think there would have been an idea at the NWS that Tulsa storm was dangerous at some level; enough at least to put out a siren. And earlier this year, a storm came through in the middle of the night in north Fort Worth, with a HOOK ECHO clearly showing on the radar well before it touched down, and then hitting the Park Glen area and Keller with no sirens, no warnings; NOTHING until after it had passed. Budget cuts? Interns after midnight? What the heck is up with these missed, actual tornadoes.

Anonymous said...

If someone pulls a gun on me on the highway, is it legal for me to spin him or her out, or just wreck them and me, in self defense? Wouldn't that be better odds for me than just getting shot in the head? Honest question.

Anonymous said...

4:46 is a typical racist leftist democrat.

Anonymous said...

I remember when Ann Richards sold us the lottery on the promise that all proceeds would go to education instead of the general fund. Remember that Skippy?

Anonymous said...

5:11 may or may not understand that the western Left just wants to die.

Anonymous said...

Skippy Guy you may have that wrong. Too. Some to education, but not "all" to education.

Anonymous said...

I also loved the quote that King lived by. RIP King Barnett

Anonymous said...

11:35, That's not how Richards sold it.

Anonymous said...

Yeah but Hunt For Red October is way better.