The Campaign For DA

9.01.2017

Random Friday Morning Thoughts



  • I'm trying to get back to normal, but it has been a heck of 48 hours. When you have a completely healthy family pup get sick and die within 48 hours, it will rock your world. I didn't know that there were around the clock vet clinics, complete with ICU, but I found out they exist. But it didn't help.
  • And when you tell the family, "I'll bury her," it sounds like a brave and noble statement. Then you have to do it and end up realizing how hard it actually is. 
  • The footage of VP Mike Pence and Gov. Greg Abbott removing debris in South Texas yesterday should disgust you. It's a photo op that lasted a few seconds. They are The Swamp.
  • And he thinks this will endear him to the public. Sadly, it probably will. 
  • Lt. Greg Abbott (oh, the irony) to a passenger in a car in Georgia: "We only kill black people." It was certainly a joke, but he was not in a position to joke. 
  • On Wednesday, Mrs. LL contacted me and asked, "Have you heard anything about a gas shortage? One of my co-workers just left to get gas because she thinks there will be." My response was, "No, I'll check but if people think there is a gas shortage, there will be a gas shortage."
  • Texas! 
  • Texas again!
  • Triple Texas!
  • Looking at the Messenger's special section on Wise County high school football (produced by Richard Greene), this line jumped out at me regarding Bridgeport's starting quarterback who is a sophomore: "He threw one pass last year as a freshman and ran the ball four times for 11 yards." Hey, the kid might end up being great, but he probably will face a huge learning curve. 
  • "Female deputy DA found bloody, beaten after gang attack in California."
  • He's got a lot of Sarah Palin, who also quit, in him: 
  • I'm not a criminal mastermind, but I don't think was a well thought out plan. " A witness told FOX 4 the car drove into the store at a high rate of speed and made it all the way to the electronics section in the back. Then the driver reversed."
  • Everyone went nuts over this political cartoon (below). It's actually a modification of a joke which I heard from the pulpit at the First Baptist in Bridgeport when I was a teenager. Here it is on a Christian website.
  • (I haven't even looked at pending comments since yesterday. I'll do it now.) Edit: I didn't look at them because I believed there would be a few hateful ones thrown in. Now looking at them, I'm overwhelmed by your compassion. Thank you.

38 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry for the loss of your pup. When they are a member of your family, it's devastating even when it's expected.

Anonymous said...

YOU SAY DAVID CLARK HAS A LOT OF SARAH PALIN IN HIM. I BET HE WISHES IT WAS THE OTHER WAY AROUND!

YOUR WELCOME

Anonymous said...

Video shows Utah nurse screaming, being dragged into police car after refusing to let officer take blood from unconscious victim who was not under arrest with no warrant.

http://www.sltrib.com/pb/news/2017/08/31/utah-nurse-arrested-after-complying-with-hospital-policy-that-bars-taking-blood-from-unconscious-victim

Heroes.

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry about your dog. But your drivel today is partisan trash. Did you ever criticize Obama for these little photo ops? And you can criticize Gov. Abbott for a lot of things, but why is it ironic that another Greg Abbott makes a racist joke. Just stupid. Maybe you should have taken today off too.

Anonymous said...

Yesterday, Kelly Anne Conway said that Trump's biggest strength is humility

https://youtu.be/D_9wY8iYAPo

Anonymous said...

Criticising photo ops and then trolling your political rivals about believing the sincerity of the activity in the photo might be the most obvious form of projecting. You are essentially telling a lot about yourself by making that idiotic bullet point.

Anonymous said...

Well it looks like you left behind the Baptist church, too bad you didn't ditch the judging attitude when you moved on!!!

Anonymous said...

My God! Are those OPEN TOP trash cans being filled with gasoline in the back of the pickup? Yea, I would like to be a half mile behind to see the fun when someone throws a lit cigarette out the window by them. Fourth of July Fun in September!

DF OSHA Guy

Anonymous said...

Wal-Mart is offering drive-in service now? Guess we'll have to step up our game.

DF Target

Anonymous said...

Yes, it was a cheesy set up photo op but, at least he went among real people and actually touched them & spoke with them. Even though I knew when I was watching it was a photo op, I still felt he was a human being with a heart. He and his wife seem more genuine than some other politicians.

Anonymous said...

Governor Wheels never misses a good photo op. The best thing he could do it stay close to the phones and fax machines in the command center to marshal, coordinate, and beg for help. Joe Schmo calling doesn't swing the big stick that a governor does.

DF Dolph Briscoe

Anonymous said...

After seeing today's RTG, there is hope for America.

DF Sizzlean
df Bacon's healthier cousin

Anonymous said...

Barry, we started a while back having our pets cremated. Have several on the shelf with a small memory photo and an urn each. Spouse and I were talking the other day and I laughingly said that I hope there will be room for my urn when my time comes. Spouse, without pausing, said it will depend on how many more pets we have. Spouse is not kidding.

My condolences to the Family.

DF Know Where I Stand in the Family Hierarchy

Anonymous said...

I am sorry for the loss of your pet. I know what it means a little too well.

The gas crisis is a textbook example of a self-fulfilling prophecy. People feel there will be a gas shortage and rush to stations, grabbing gas in any container (the geniuses you picture are not only breaking the law, but they are also risking lives using unsafe containers), buying double and triple the amount of gas they would normally purchase, and boom- the delivery trucks can't keep up with demand at the stations.

How long till we see reports of a family burned because of gasoline stored in a 5 gallon water bottle? And perhaps some chemistry may come in handy for these rocket surgeons; gasoline eats certain plastics. This will at best, contaminate the gas, at worst they will suddenly have a leak of one, three, thirty gallons of gas.

Anonymous said...

The Rainbows Bridge Poem
Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

Author unknown...

Anonymous said...

Your complete silence on Tyler Perry donating 250K to Joel Osteen's church is telling. If it were Rick Perry it would be the first bullet point and your snowflake outrage would be on Defcon 5!

Anonymous said...

Snowflake

Anonymous said...

I am overwhelmed by the sincerity and compassion extended to you by your readers regarding the loss of a beloved family pet and I hope it is of some comfort to you in this difficult time.

I hope that you are able to remember the compassion extended to you and look back and reflect upon it the next time you want to post something snarky or sarcastic regarding the loss of someone else.

Anonymous said...

Stir the pot much?

Anonymous said...

I don't think I'd want to be a personal friend or raise a child that would not be heartbroken over the loss of a family pet.

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

Barry - Lot of good cops out there. Still a few clinkers. Read the two stories about a Utah nurse being arrested and roughed up for upholding the law in a requested blood draw by police. Scary as can be. Trump's new America?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/09/01/this-is-crazy-sobs-utah-hospital-nurse-as-cop-roughs-her-up-arrests-her-for-doing-her-job/?utm_term=.75f5574b1ddf

http://www.sltrib.com/pb/news/2017/08/31/utah-nurse-arrested-after-complying-with-hospital-policy-that-bars-taking-blood-from-unconscious-victim

DF Chief Justice Warren

Anonymous said...

Barry I love you but you're tripping over the Pence/Abbott issue up during the cleanup.
You know as well as I do you- absolutely know that if that was your boy Obama you would feel all giddy inside and be his biggest defender.
Come on man.

Anonymous said...

"Good job Gov. Abbott, stand up and take a bow."

DF Joe Biden

Anonymous said...

An asst chief just resigned in the tarrant county da office. It's so bad there. Hopefully jd can beat her in the primary. It's just an embarrassment at this point.

Anonymous said...

"Everyone went nuts over this political cartoon (below)."

Skippy, How do you draw conclusions like this that everyone went nuts? It's only the liberal thenthitive weenies that get their feelings hurt and demand censorship.

Anonymous said...

11:33, "Scary as can be. Trump's new America?"

Under Obammy, the police never acted stupidly and had to be called to the White House for a beer summit.


Anonymous said...

A social media created gas shortage. All would have been perfectly normal, plenty enough gas for everyone's needs. But because of the "everybody out of the lifeboat, it's all for me" idiots like those three in the photos, there now IS a gas shortage. I'm glad I didn't witness that, I would be in jail right now.

Anonymous said...

Another thought on the Utah nurse arrest travesty:

Most nurses I know do a better job protecting the public safety and enforcing rules/laws without having the benefit of a badge than some folks I know who do have a badge.

DF Florence Nightingale

Anonymous said...

You see a lot of nurses out there patrolling the streets do ya?

Anonymous said...

The sophomore Bridgeport QB was a receiver last year. That's probably why he only threw 1 pass & ran the ball for 11 yards ALL year. BTW, he is a great young man on & off the field too.

DF NOT Danny Henson

David Sibley said...

You criticize Trump because he didn't go to a flood ravaged part of Texas. Pence goes there and you criticize him for insincerity (how would you know).

Anonymous said...

Speaking of political cartoons. Thought the Charlie Hebdo cover would have caught your attention. So much for all that #istandwithCharlie
http://www.chron.com/news/houston-weather/hurricaneharvey/article/French-zine-Charlie-Hebdo-Harvey-drowned-12163943.php

Ricardo Perry said...

Sorry about your pup.

Anonymous said...

Obama doesn't even know what gloves are.

Harry Hamid said...

Spent most of the past two days helping people file for FEMA relief at Lakewood.

Yesterday, they had about 350 people using it as a shelter. Tpoday, it was under 100. That's good - people are relocating to Goerge R. Brown as the GRB's numbers fall, or they are getting hotels through FEMA, or their families are coming and picking them up.

The number of volunteers outnumbered evacuees, and they barely had enough volunteers to bring in all of the donaitons people were dropping off.

I've been tough on Osteen and Abbott plenty, but they shouold receive credit for whatever they do to help.

Anonymous said...

And they LOST....."Bulls having many issues with their passing game" according to @bullwriter

Anonymous said...

There is not a gas shortage...just a gas slowage and upage.