The Campaign For DA

8.15.2017

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts



  • Legendary Arkansas coach Frank Broyles died yesterday. When he was hired, his salary was $15,000. After coaching he went into broadcasting. He then became part of a team that was never better than this:
  • Trump tried to do damage control yesterday by coming out and giving a stronger condemnation of the Saturday events in Charlottesville. He looked like a child told by his parents to go next door and apologize. (Ticket fans: I promise 100% I wrote this before Junior Miller said the exact same thing this morning at 7:20 a.m.)
  • Aggieland has cancelled a white nationalist rally scheduled for 9/11. I think that's wrong for a public university to do that. Let them speak. They have that right. And I definitely want to hear what they have to say. 
  • And I'm split right down the middle on whether to remove Confederate statues. On one hand, they remind us of history. On the other, statues are put up to honor someone. But it is absolutely wrong for a mob to destroy one like what happened in North Carolina late yesterday.
  • The Mooch was on Colbert last night. I'm still sad he's not Trump's spokesman any longer. The guy is full throttle entertainment.
  • Road rage?
  • One piece of advice I gave to the College Sophomore in the House. Never, ever, honk at someone. In this day and time, your momentary anger can get you killed.
  • In the past, I've criticized the FBI for finding idiots online and setting them up to do something they aren't smart enough to ever pull off. In the past, they just went after Muslims. (The Dallas case in 2009 was a prime example.) Well, at least they don't discriminate now: 
  • Three CEOs have resigned from Trump's "Manufacturing Council" because of the way he handled the Charlottesville crisis. 





59 comments:

Anonymous said...

I fully support the decision of Texas A&M cancelling the white supremacy rally due to security purposes. There are plenty of venues for idiots without endangering students and faculty. How about the Lyndon Johnson Presidential Library?

Anonymous said...

Put history in museums or battlefields. Nobody is trying to erase history. They just don't think some of it should be glorified. Especially treasonous slave owners.

I'm fine with the statue being taken down. Somebody has to do it, and politicians are going to be too scared.

Rage

Anonymous said...

It is amazing that the liberal press and other forms of liberalism wants to time any response from President Trump. The former president (community organizer) sat on his butt for eight years and did nothing with N. Korea...yet not a word on that stupidity from liberals. Trump has befriended and hired a whole array of talented people regardless of ethnicity...he need not, nor we need not listed to some idiot's idea of a timeline that actually called for no response.

Anonymous said...

Would it be wrong for a German mob to tear down a Nazi monument?

Why is the Confederacy any different?

I'm seriously interested in why you think that they are, though I know that you rarely address questions posted by your commenters.

Anonymous said...

So three resigned....one criticized.........the black one. Comrade Trump's father arrested at a KKK rally.........tree...apple

Anonymous said...

Traveled all over Germany and can't remember any monuments to Nazies, but went thru several concentration camps preserved to document their deed. Not to mention one of the best Holo museums I been thru

Guinjames said...

If you want a confederate monument just put each state that seceded constitution where they affirm that whites are superior to blacks on a plague in front of the state house. That will remove any doubt that the war was fought over racism. You don't need statues honoring slave owners.

Anonymous said...

So statues of non treasonous slave owners are ok? That's where you draw the line?

Anonymous said...

I saw your disclaimer but I feel like I am reading a transcript of the Musers when I read LL. At least you are giving credit more now.

SpanishWarDonkey said...

I'd be fine with monuments dedicated to the confederate soldiers. They weren't educated. Most were rural. All they heard was a union army from (what might as well have been a foreign country) was coming south to burn their homes. It was just another example of the poor fighting a war for the rich. Don't glorify the generals.

Anonymous said...

Owning slaves is one thing......leading a war of secession is another. Interesting enough most of these statues were put up years later

Anonymous said...

It's time to put confederate stuff in history books and museums

Anonymous said...

How many Muslims were tricked by the FBI?

1.........uh?

You just make this crap up

Anonymous said...

Barry Green said.....

"I promise....."

If he's talking...he's lying.

Anonymous said...

This is what the Left has always wanted. Barry feels energized for the first time in a long time. He might even grow a ponytail.

Anonymous said...

https://youtu.be/WJIHCczsbJo

Another example of the Left destroying everything that it touches.

Anonymous said...

Please Barry share more incomprehemsible atrocities...like

The unfairness of the antiquated criminal justice system

The utter evil Clinton's and disregard and hatred for this country

The stupidity and incompetence of Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Shumer, Maxine Waters and Pocahontas Elizabeth Warren...the leaders of your Democrat party

The FAILURE of Barack Obama

For a moment...let your mind wander on these topics

Anonymous said...

I'm a CEO of a manufacturing company and I would gladly serve on President Trump's Manufacturing Council. His response was timely, crystal clear, and authoritative.

Anonymous said...

Give your front yard to the idiots for their rally if you want to hear what they have to say. I didn't think so.

Anonymous said...

https://youtu.be/hWxszYK6IPU

The same people complaining about removing these statues were so happy when the statue of Saddam Hussein was brought down.

Little bit of a double standard.

Anonymous said...

When is the KKK Senator Robert Byrd(D) going to have his statues removed and all of the buildings, bridges and schools named after him renamed?

Anonymous said...

Interesting that so many commentators equate succession with treason, yet traitors meet monthly in Decatur to talk secession for Texas, LOCK UM UP!

Anonymous said...

9:15

Noble concept.

The left won't allow it.

Rebel battle flags are banned at national park battlefields and museums. History be damned.

Leftists think they will be the commissars. They won't realize the truth until they're face down in a ditch.

Anonymous said...

9:00

The original United States Naturalization Law of March 26, 1790 (1 Stat. 103) provided the first rules to be followed by the United States in the granting of national citizenship. This law limited naturalization to immigrants who were free white persons of good character. It thus excluded American Indians, indentured servants, slaves, free blacks, and Asians.


en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naturalization_Act_of_1790

Anonymous said...

Slavery operated under the US flag far longer than under the CSA flag.
Why the disconnect?

Anonymous said...

For the US government to outlaw slavery without just compensation to the slave owners would have been an unlawful taking and in violation of the 5th amendment to the constitution.

Anonymous said...

Most Confederate soldiers, including generals, fought in defense of and out of loyalty to their home state. Because their scope at the time was so limited, most knew nothing of national unity or pride. In their mind, they were not fighting for an ideal, they were defending their home. We continually attempt to transfer the knowledge we have today to an earlier, more primitive time. With what I know now, I would not have gone to Viet Nam but as as an 18 year old coming of age in that era, I am sure I would have served if drafted. At the time, I thought we were fighting to protect our home and way of life. Hindsight presents a very strong argument but it comes too late.

Anonymous said...

The Oklahoma City "terrorist" is 23 years old, has no job, no money, no car, and has been hospitalized 6 times for schizophrenia. The FBI provided him with a bomb, the van, and even the cell phone. This is how we treat the mentally ill, turn them into fake terrorists. It really breaks my heart.

Anonymous said...

I am all for taking down the monuments but at the same time take down MLK statues and street signs! Also, if you want to do away with separation get rid of BET, all black colleges, the united negro college fund, miss black America, and the NAACP!

Anonymous said...

I think the Texas A&M leadership just couldn't risk the expected deadly violence that seemed to be an almost certainty if the rally were allowed. Too much liability, knowing it was a very, very high probability of death and destruction. That guy was just too incendiary; beyond "free speech"...kind of like "fire" in a crowded theater; limits.

Anonymous said...

You people who talk about 'the Left' as though it were some sort of monolithic, coherent entity just amaze me. The modern 'Right' has become a movement, which is far, far more organized and cohesive than folks who incline left-of-center. (Which, by the way, now includes a lot of us folks who used to consider ourselves to be in-the-center, or even slightly right-of-center.)
Will Rogers used to say, "I don't belong to any organized political party. I'm a Democrat."
It was funny, then; but true. It is less funny now; but still just as true.

If you truly believe that the Clintons 'hate America' just because their politics were to the left of yours, then you have drunk the Kool-Aid and your guts are filled with the poison of nonsense.

If you truly believe that former President Obama was a 'failure', ... the same.

The roots of modern conservatism derive from William F. Buckley, who was a thoughtful, decent, intellectual. But he would not recognized the insanity that his rational notions have spawned. His remaining true disciples, like Bill Kristol, are becoming increasingly marginalized by the rabid extremism of the modern right, who cannot even seem to say the word 'liberal' without spitting it out as a contemptible epithet, all the while complaining about how condescending all those 'lib-tards' are. Seriously?

The 'Founding Fathers' hardly agreed with one another on anything. 'America' is the result of their engagement in civil discourse and compromise. THAT is the lesson we should all recall.

Anonymous said...

They haven't touched the Albert Pike statue in DC yet

Anonymous said...

10:17, secession and treason are the same words in my every-man dictionary. The folks gathering for coffee can spout off whatever nonsense they want to, thanks to our unique Constitution (thank God for it). But if they ever take concrete actions to act on those nutty beliefs, they should be slammed in jail immediately and charged and tried and then incarcerated for punishment. And if they are so unhappy with our USA method of government, leave. Go to Canada, Mexico, Venezuela, or where ever their heart desires. But when they want to stay here and secede, yet keep the highways, utilities, industry, military bases, and all the other infrastructure that is part of our great nation, then they are way out of line. The concept of one United States of America has been tested both by a civil war and in the courts. If you check in to this great nation as a state, you don't get to check out in the future.

DF Ulysses S. Grant

Anonymous said...

11:10 - Communist are leftist, Nazis were Leftist. Leftism created North Korea.

Do know of any positive contributions of Leftism? You don't because there are not any.

The Leftist take over of the universities and the media has brainwashed several generations.

Anonymous said...

11:10 very thoughtful assessment. Thank you for adding some literate points that are well grounded in fact. We would all do well to remember this great nation is made up of many widely differing parts. That has always been what set us aside from other countries. Some want one religion, one political thought, one race, one family construct, one social hierarchy, etc. That's not how this nation was founded and grew.

DF The Loyal Opposition

Anonymous said...

Texas A&M should hold a build your own bonfire for the white supremacists!

Anonymous said...

Have you ever heard the hatred and venom from the left? Calling Palin a c%nt when she was around? Censoring viewpoints that don't fit the agenda? I'll agree that right has a bigger "machine" but the left is more effective with guerilla Alinsky tactics.

Anonymous said...

Today's "Conservative" would think Buckley and Goldwater were libtards.

Anonymous said...

Regarding the FBI "targeting" Muslims...DID IT EVER occur to you that Islamic terrorists were the ones that came up most often in the surveillance and investigations? Damn you are thick. Party first. Thought second, if at all.

Anonymous said...

11:54 - American Values have made America the beacon of hope for the free world. Leftism is the antithesis of American Values.

Take a look at Western Europe. They embraced the Left and committed cultural suicide.

Anonymous said...

Yes, never ever honk at someone. Just let them drift over into your lane and run you into the guardrail so that you can just be killed. Just let them endanger your life by cutting in front of you and hitting brakes. Just going ahead and being killed is a lot easier than honking at someone that might then want to kill you.

Anonymous said...

The Regressive Left is trying to set the world on fire again.

Anonymous said...

Why all the bickering between lib weenies and conservatives, the KKK and the Antifa. You should all be concerning yourself with the biggest threat that we all face and that is global warmism. Haven't you been listening to what Al Gore has been preaching for the last 16 years? Stay Woke, America!! And that means you too Skippy. Has Trump launched nukes into North Korea yet? Has Trump fires Sessions yet?

Anonymous said...

"And I'm split right down the middle on whether to remove Confederate statues. On one hand, they remind us of history. On the other, statues are put up to honor someone. But it is absolutely wrong for a mob to destroy one like what happened in North Carolina late yesterday."

Where are the police when lefty liberal weenies are vandalizing and destructing private property?

Anonymous said...

Enough with all this political talk. Let's get down to the one burning issue of the day that should be foremost in everyone's mind at this moment. And that question is:

Where's Bacon and his scale?

DF Knows What's Important in Life

ps - and why is it a "hot water heater"?

Anonymous said...

Weren't Washington, Jefferson, Franklin, Adams et al treasonous and yet we hold them in great esteem. I guess if you win it's ok to be treasonous.

Anonymous said...

You people wanting these statues and monuments removed are idiots! We honor people in our society today for certain things they have accomplished in acting (academy awards etc.), music, heroic acts, heck we gave Nobel prize to boneheads like Obama and Gore; and yet the people receiving these awards may be awful people and have other crazy ideas and beliefs in their personal lives and lead crazy lives, but we honor them for their specific achievements. Those individuals on those statues weren't honored for being slave owners, they were honored for other achievements so it makes no sense to disrespect them for being slave owners. To what level of perfection are you people expecting in order for someone to honored for specific achievements in their lives? If we go by what criteria we use today to honor certain people, those people from 150 years ago are fine. Let it be!!!!!

Anonymous said...

1:00

Cultural suicide? Really?

Which culture or country specifically?

Anonymous said...

We know the real Regressive party. Nice try though. Or good dope.

Anonymous said...

Oh yes, the respectiful right never called Hillary that. Rightist are so polite and courtous.

Anonymous said...

Commies, Nazis, and NK'ers are Liberal Snowfakes and Weenies. Got It.

Anonymous said...

The Amazing Kreskin! you know what BG wants and thinks. What is Putin thinking? You could be an asset to the CIA.

Anonymous said...

BG is a better and bigger person than you Skippy Guy. It is his blog, but he publishes your worthless insults and bullshit every time. Are you a proud boy? I am guessing, a wanta be proud boy. TRUMP!!!! yeah

Anonymous said...

I believe in freedom of speech and all that.....but Texas A&M already had this Spenser dude at their campus last fall at great expense and time to the College which is a state supported school and one I went to and sent both my boys. If this dude wants to speak at SMU, TCU, Baylor or any of those other schools that parents don't mind spending an outrageous amount to send their spawn then that's fine but honestly I already spend enough to educate my boys and I don't want to pay for this guy and his gun carrying asshats to shoot my poor chillin's who are white and just might disagree with his white nationalist bullshit. Send it to one of them liberal schools to debate. I totally support Texas A&M decision to move on, whoop class of "86.

Anonymous said...

Sorry counselor, but the mob has been let loose by the left. God help us all.

MDB said...

"Ticket fans: I promise 100%...etc"

Okay then, at exactly what minimum promise percentage level can we really believe you?

Anonymous said...

4:14 - Western Culture.

Anonymous said...

A man is judged in his time.

Anonymous said...

4:14 - Western Culture.