The Campaign For DA

8.29.2017

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts


  • There will be a lot of Texans stunned to learn that the basic Texas Homeowners Insurance Policy does not cover natural flooding. And that also means millions (?) of people are facing financial ruin -- and mortgage holders as well. 
  • This is a Fox 4 News reporter so I assume the photo is legit:
  • Our Texas leaders (Abbott, Patrick, Paxton) sure do talk a lot about Texas independence, but when we face a disaster they immediately cry to the federal government for help.
  • Trump is on his way to Texas per this photo this morning. Look at the shoes the First Lady decided to wear to a disaster zone. I'm guessing she is not planning on stepping on wet soil. 
  • I did not know the NRA had a Concealed Carry Fashion Show
  • This new opinion from the 10th Circuit starts off bluntly: 
  • Police access to surplus military gear, a ban put in by President Obama, has been lifted by Trump. "WASHINGTON — Police departments will now have access to military surplus equipment typically used in warfare, including grenade launchers, armored vehicles and bayonets." Uh, bayonets? 
  • I accidentally deleted three comments yesterday. One on Joel Olsteen, one on the shark photo, and one on I can't remember.
  • Speaking of Olsteen, that fraud took it in the shorts yesterday like nobody's business. I hope his Houston home is OK. (Are these photos real?)
  • Just when you thought Trump couldn't be dumber, he used this as an explanation why he announced the pardon of Sheriff Joe on Friday evening: “Actually in the middle of a hurricane, even though it was a Friday evening,  I assumed the ratings would be far higher than they would be normally.” 

72 comments:

Anonymous said...

You need to take your law practice to a Democratic state if you want anyone to really enjoy the BS you sling around.
Texas has Billions in reserves that they kept put back just for a situation like Harvey.

Anonymous said...

Many Texans will ALSO be surprised to learn that their legislators just passed a law making it more difficult to pursue these first party property claims against the big boys.
http://www.texaswatch.org/protectpolicyholders

Ernest T said...

You are a little biased about the disaster, so I will excuse your comment...

Texas did pretty good and never "cried" out for help from Washington. Washington simply is coming in doing what they are supposed to do, which is to assist the staff when our resources are overwhelmed.

I am pretty proud of our state, as well as the entire nation, on the response to this disaster. I don't think that we have anything on it to not be proud of.

Anonymous said...

Wendy Davis will make them use the rainy day fund.

Anonymous said...

Insurance is a fraud. Especially the ones in wise county

Anonymous said...

After wearing those very high heals so long, your feet would scream in pain if you walked very long wearing shoes with no heal at all. No use in faulting her for her shoes or anything she wears...it's her right to be herself...just.stop.it...not nice of you.

Anonymous said...

Abbott sent in the Texas state guard yesterday. But who will protect us from Jade Helm?????

Anonymous said...

Or, maybe she has more than one pair of shoes in her travel bags...you think for one second that her team does not understand the value of packing some practical shoes?

Anonymous said...

Why do you assume that nearly all the homeowners, banks, realtors, insurance companies and so forth ("millions") in the Houston area are unaware of the need for flood insurance? They live it. They know. Whether they buy it or not is another thing...but they are not all down there ignorant of the need.

Anonymous said...

You don't suppose the First Lady of the United States just might have an extra pair of shoes on the plane, do you?

You can make yourself look so STUPID.

Anonymous said...

If the feds will pay for it, why not? We paid in, let's use their money first. Don't think we went crying to them.

Anonymous said...

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

Harry Hamid said...

About two weeks ago, in a comment on my blog, a person from Netherlands said, "Oh yeah. Everything starts in Houston, right?"

At the time, it was a sarcastic statement implying I was Housotn-centric.

I hope that guy sees now that his sarcastic statement was accidentally correct.

Everything IS about Houston.

SpanishWarDonkey said...

The difference is our senators and representatives voted against funding to help Sandy, which caused over $150B in damages to the NE. The yankee reps voted in favor of a spending bill to help us out. It's pretty sad (and also hysterically hypocritical of the GOP) that the party "that has no morals" is more than willing to put politics aside for the good of the citizenry.

Anonymous said...

Correct, it's always someone else's "frivolous lawsuit" that needs to be prevented. But Texas should never be surprised when the Legi and Courts help out the big boys in insurance and business, it's what they do. Ecclesiastes 5:8 (a little scripture for the Republicans to ponder on)

Anonymous said...

Today is a high water mark, (sorry) even for you Green. Your condescending, smug, elitist, liberal commentary is completely over the top. You are obviously following the lead of your Democrat brethren and the national media, when you just make up $hit! You are even more sensational today than normal. Let's take a look:

Houstonians - completely ignorant about flood insurance?
Texas Republican Leadership - Crying for help?
Melania Trump - Not planning on stepping on wet soil?
Police - will now be using bayonets?
Joel O'Steen - Took it in the shorts?
President Trump - Couldn't be dumber?

Of course you liberal jackasses don't try to divide the country!

Anonymous said...

How about a pink softball bat fashion show?

Triple Fake... said...

"the basic Texas Homeowners Insurance Policy does not cover natural flooding."
Key word here is "basic". As pointed out above, anyone in an area prone to flooding knows a basic policy doesn't cover flooding.

I think your assumption is correct that FLOTUS won't be stomping around on soggy ground. Their best assessment of damage will be from the air, anyway.


NRA pic:
She didn't know what she was packin'
She didn't know my heart was crackin'
She was shootin' with live ammunition
She was attackin' from every position
She had me pinned down, flat on the floor
She blew me away and I was hurtin' for sure
Concealed weapons, concealed weapons
They oughta be against the law

Triple Fake J. Geils Band

Anonymous said...

Come on you Osteen apologists, his huge church is dry but closed to those in need. And he's nowhere to be seen. He's a fraud and his supporters are dupes.
Very sad.

Anonymous said...

Man you GOP teat suckers will say anything and believe anything to keep from saying that Trump, thus the GOP, is failing miserably. To quote your new orange Jesus, So Sad!

Triple Fake Star Trek mirror universe Ronald Reagan.

Anonymous said...

How come people stopped replying with:

"I know, riiiighht????"



That is what's really important here.

Anonymous said...

Can you make it through a day without making things up to throw at conservatives?
Texas' response to Harvey has been overwhelmingly Texan, from evacuating at-risk patients before the storm, prepositioning first responders from North Texas to staging areas to help along the coast, HEB and Buccee's lending a hand, and hundreds of volunteers bringing their boats in.
Did they ask for federal help- yes, that is what they are supposed to do. Does the First Lady maybe have other shoes to change into on the plane-probably.
Do you think for a minute that the banks will not push the right buttons to get federal money for flood damage not covered by insurance? No, they'll let billions invested in property go to waste because homeowners will walk away from mortgages for homes they can't live in.
You used to be funny. The last year or so you've just become bitter at anything conservative.

Anonymous said...

Het E.T:

You might want to double check YOUR facts. The lame horse Abbott was squalling to the feds about declaring a disaster area before HARVEY ever hit.

https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2017/08/25/Texas-gov-asks-Trump-for-disaster-declaration-ahead-of-Hurricane-Harvey/5371503671546/

That's the problem with you Trumpites. You make it up as you go along, spreading lies and rumor mongoring expect everyone to bow down and worship just because you said it SH*&%EAD! Go get a job with Bannan and the rest of the right wing scum you identify with.

Anonymous said...

And if Melania wore work boots and tried to help you would chide her for grandstanding. You're a pathetic little piece of shit. And a crappy excuse for a citizen.

What kind of shoes did Michelle Obama wear when she posed for a picture about some missing girls in Africa? And what did you h a veteran to say about it?

Anonymous said...

9:19 AM
"Heel". You're welcome.

Anonymous said...

Barry, stop whining all the damned time. Sweet baby Jesus, my 10yr old has more sack than you.

mrsoccertx said...

You are being too hard on the First Lady. I am sure she has a bag man to carry her tennis shoes and hip waders.

Ernest T said...

11:01 -

I believe that this is pretty standard procedure in cases like this to get it declared before in order to help speed up the response. Would you have rather him waited until after and then endangered lives because we were overwhelmed and waiting on federal assistance?

Anonymous said...

Pretty good performance review feedback there Barry. Hmmm.

I'm not holding my breath as you take this under advisement

Anonymous said...

9:06 - Barry hates America, but loves the federal bureaucracy. Leftist see it as the best hope for destroying everything that is good. Texas stands in the way, hence the left!s contempt.

Anonymous said...

The people in the path of Sandy were Yankee heathens, the people of Houston are mostly good hard working folk in need of assistance.

Anonymous said...

Today Trump will be burnt orange Jesus!

Anonymous said...

Very nice RTG, but too many tan lines.

Anonymous said...

A Houston police officer has died in the flood so that should please BG, War Donkey, Rage, and Harry Hamid(aka Nasreen Iqbal, aka Mzchief)

wordkyle said...

Re Melania Trump's shoes - In light of new information, are you prepared to offer a retraction of your snarky comment?

Anonymous said...

Wendy Davis stabbed a baby in a bar fight.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if it is too late for my candidate to take office. The current elected officials aren't working out so bueno.

DF Flaming Meteor 2017
df start fresh this time

Anonymous said...

Dozens, hell probably hundreds of people dead in Houston and surrounding areas.....liberal response, but Melania's shoes!!!

Anonymous said...

BARRY THIS"IS" YOUR BLOG WHY DO THESE ------ READ IT GO GET THEIR OWN BLOG JUST WANT TO BITCH ABOUT SOMEONE WHO HAS THEIR BLOG FOR YEARS THEY SHOULDN'T READ IT

Anonymous said...

I thought Michelle Obama had horse shoes on all fours?????

Anonymous said...

Yall idiots made that Olsteen rich.. That dude is a con... Like the rest of them.

Anonymous said...

Melania put on her white tennis shoes when she got to Corpus.

Anonymous said...

12:42 for the spot on comment.

Anonymous said...

Again, this time in English please.

Anonymous said...

So I assume that's racist right? White tennis shoes supporting white people?

Anonymous said...

Go to Lakewood church website and read some comments from his followers. Mind boggling!
"Hi Joel, I have been a long time believer in your gospel and am confident that you will help those in need."
"Joel, you are my idol!"
"I worship you and your church!"

Anonymous said...

" I'm guessing she is not planning on stepping on wet soil. "

Skippy, Now that you've been proven guilty of spreading fake news, are you ready to apologize?

Anonymous said...


12:52-----

No, Wendy Davis did not stab a baby in a bar fight. She used an aborted fetus as a bludgeon to beat back a violent Dyke at a BLM rally. The rumor is mellowing as it makes the rounds at Planned Parenthood

wordkyle said...

128 - I don't know about everyone else, but I've noticed a mark difference in this blog since last November's election. Our host apparently contracted the hysterical madness that has seized the Left, and it's reflected in his posts. Maybe folks miss the old BG.

mzchief said...

It must come as a complete shock to BU-Bear to find out that Melania Trump owns more than one pair of shoes.

Barry, you need to step back and take a deep breath when it comes to Trump. It's embarrassing to watch an educated person lose all sense of objectivity and rational thinking. Would you really want people picking on Mrs. LL for her fashion choices merely because they disagree with/don't like you?

Just stop it, you're better than this.
/SMH

mzchief said...

To Anonymous 12:42...

1. WHY would you think I'd be glad any individual lost their life?
2. WHY would you think I'd be glad ANY member of law enforcement lost their life, especially since I've ALWAYS sided with LE? I'm certain I've made a post stating that LE is the ONLY thing that keeps society civil.
3. Would you psychos make up your mind and decide who I really am? Last month I was Barry, now I'm Harry and Nasreen. I agree with Harry 1/2 the time but doubt their decision-making skills since they live in/near Houston (you couldn't make me live in that hellscape even at gunpoint). I really didn't care for Nasreen but respected her for posting with a known alias.

Anonymous said...

Chelsea Handler criticized Melania's shoe selection as well. Bsrry is in good company

Anonymous said...

Barry actually IS Chelsea Handler. Or a pretty good facsimile.

I Have to agree with WordKyle. I've followed the blog religiously for about 8 yrs. This last year would embarrass me if I was a friend. But, I'm not. So, although it's not entertaining and enjoyable, sometimes informative, as before: I still come here. Mostly for the train-wreck Mr Green has so clearly become. It just seems so surreal. An intelligent man going so far overboard in the absence of drugs.... or??

SpanishWarDonkey said...

No, because I actually went down there last Friday night to get my inlaws, ya ass. But thanks for playing. Calling the GOP hypocritical in no way means I rejoice over the death of a man that could have already been retired. Officer Perez's last 5 days on this planet are more of a testament to bravery than your entire life will ever amount to. GFY.

Anonymous said...

I drive to work early in the morning in my workout clothes, then change into my suit and dress shoes after I arrive at the office following a workout and shower. Now, when I'm scrambling into my car at home looking like a bum headed to the gym, it never occurred to me that a neighbor might be sipping coffee, peeking out a window and thinking..."wow...what a bum...who the heck goes to the office dressed in shorts, a cutoff shirt and sneakers?" And yet smart, educated people by the thousands can't realize that the First Lady might have another pair of shoes packed for the trip? Sad. Very sad.

Ernest T said...

There is a lot of very gullible people around and people like Joel Osteen know how to work them to their advantage. How do you think that Kenneth Copeland has all of that property in South Wise County and convinced the church members that they needed to buy him a new $ 10M jet?

Anonymous said...

Having read with great interest the many who comment on Barry's lack of reality, I have been reminded of the H. G. Wells story, The Country of the Blind. An explorer in Ecuador falls down a mountainside and into a valley rimmed by peaks. He discovers that the valley is populated by people who through genetics and disease, have been blind for many generations. He attempts to share the interesting things he sees with his blind hosts. They reject his attempts as hallucinations of his brain and supposedly diseased eyes. They press him to allow them to remove his eyes so he can join them in their glorious reality of blindness. He slips away the morning of the ceremonial operation, but stops his escape to warn them of a break-away ledge forming a rock slide that will sweep the village away. They laugh at his warning, choosing to believe their twisted perception of the world instead. The rocks fall, they are killed, and the explorer escapes back into the real world. Sound familiar? Hang in there, Barry. Don't accept the blindness of others.

DF Nunez
DF Valley of the Blind

Anonymous said...

Hey Barry, have you installed the bullet-proof glass in your office yet? A guy can never be too cautious, you know?

Sincerely yours.
Half-Baked Glass Salesperson

Anonymous said...

I am coming out with a new line of disaster heels. Great for your next flood, fire, or earthquake.

DF Jimmy Choo

Anonymous said...

Skippy and Chelsea Handler both wear pink vagina hats.

Anonymous said...

@5:04 and Barry,

The point is the constant sky is falling shtick. It is so f'ing tiresome. True, many on the right pulled the same stunt with Obama. I just expect educated people regardless of their political persuasions to be better than that. Keep crying wolf, calling people Nazis (not the admitted ones that marched) and people tune you out as a loon. LISTEN BARRY.

Anonymous said...

Yo now, First Lady changed into appropriate shoes and simple shirt for the tour. However, did you notice the Prez wore his foul weather jacket all day, indoors and out in the Corpus sunshine?! Geeze, it must have been sweltering in humid mid 80s but he needed to demonstrate his toughness for the job at hand - which was noting the huge "crowds" he drew. The sensitive man repeated how big, unprecedented the storm was and how great his and gov Abbott's response was. But he never talked about the victims and their plight. It's always all about the great orange man.

Anonymous said...

Maybe so, but you still hate him because he is a LEO.

Anonymous said...

It will be dry in Houston again after Trump drains the swamp.

Harry Hamid said...

It's a terrible shame how many people are contractually obligated to stop by here every single day, despite the obvious pain and frustration it causes them.

If they just hadn't signed that contract, they'd be able to spend their time somewhere that makes them happy instead of whining and whining and whining about how much they hate it here.

Jesis Christ, if it's that bad, go make a better of your time.

Anonymous said...

CNN report Osteens megachurch did flood in several parts and now they are able to open doors and let in people to the second floor.

Anonymous said...

Does Barry really wear a pink vagina hat Skippy Guy, or is this fake news you deny you do? Post links to pictures or other documentation or proof. Thanks in advance.

Anonymous said...

Barry Green is a huge douchebag who is capitalizing on the misery of his fellow Texans to make a political point using the ultra-trivial first lady's shoes.

You are a despicable piece of shit, and I'm done reading your so-called blog.

Anonymous said...

Think you are right Harry. No reason for the rightwing wingnuts to come back over and over except to insult the blog host. They could go to Mr. Word's blog and have a grand circle jerk with Skippy Guy being the pivot. Mr. Word's blog could use the business.

Anonymous said...

All these deplorable right wingnut trolls just eat up Trump's BS like it's candy. They wouldn't know a true conservative if Barry Goldwater punched them in the mouth. Good thing he's dead or a punch in the mouth would be just the beginning of the asswhoopin that other BG would dish out.

Anonymous said...

We come here to express our contempt for the unholy, Satanic, regressive, despicable Left.

SpanishWarDonkey said...

Seriously dude, go drink some anti-freeze. You clearly contribute nothing of value to society, and you won't be missed.