The Campaign For DA

9.25.2017

Random Monday Morning Thoughts


  • Mrs. LL and I watched Gentleman Prefer Blondes last night. Neither of us had ever seen it before. Not bad. Not bad at all. (And the innuendos are insane.)
  • In case you missed it (and I don't know how you could), Trump said before a crowd in Alabama on Friday as to any player who kneels during the national anthem that the NFL should "fire" "that son of a b****." He then screamed, for emphasis, "Fire!" He's insane. 
  • Then he followed it up with uninviting Steph Curry to the White House and threatening to wipe North Korea off the face of the earth. It was a stellar weekend for him. Truly, I'm not sure who is less crazy: Rocket Man or Trump.
  • I finally got around to watching the Reagan documentary on CNN. It's really good. His background as an actor helped him a great deal. 
  • College football: (1) Baylor actually hung around with OU, (2) TCU is really good, (3) if the Aggies had lost, that blown call that cost them four points would be the talk of Aggieland. 
  • Puerto Rico is in a state of disaster but no one seems to care. 
  •  State Rep. Phil King, who represents Wise and Parker counties in House District 61, has announced his candidacy to run for speaker of the Texas House. I'm more confused by his photo associated with the story because I don't remember him looking like that. 
  • One thing I found odd on my North Carolina football trip is that they still have Food Lion stores.


88 comments:

Anonymous said...

Never forget when Barry sided with The North Korean dictator over Trump.

Anonymous said...

Yep, they have the freedom of expression/speech to kneel during the national anthem. And we have the freedom to not watch and not attend. Unfortunately, that'll never happen.

Anonymous said...

We finally have a POTUS who will say what he thinks !
Hooray for him


The players can protest all they want, but do not respect our flag


That is all

Harry Hamid said...

I'm trying not to pay attention to the Trump vs. NFL nonsense, since it smells like a distraction. If I can just train myself to avoid the non-newsworthy bomb throwing of the President, I'll feel as though I've accomplished something, and certainly something that the media hasn't.

Anonymous said...

The Food Lion stores came from the east coast, so don't understand the confusion. They were already established and I doubt they saw the news about them bleaching meat here in Texas.

Anonymous said...

Food Lion had just began opening stores in Texas when the lying leftist media had their operatives frame them in a hit piece. Food Lion had already established their reputation in other parts of the country, so they were able to weather the storm of despicable leftist lies. Never forget!!!

Anonymous said...

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

SpanishWarDonkey said...

Trump supporters: "I love having a president that speaks his mind!"

Also Trump supporters: "NFL players disrespect America and shouldn't be allowed to voice their opinions!"

Anonymous said...

One easy measure to decide if you will encourage/support King's run for the House Speaker position: Has deregulation of electricity worked out for you? If YES, back King. If NO, don't. He carried the water for the Dallas Big Money guys who wanted to pillage our state-regulated utility on the whole legislative change.

DF Reddy Kilowatt

Anonymous said...

I thought you stopped watching football to boycott head injuries?????

Anonymous said...

Let me think about this. The Civil War was fought over states right and to get the black man off his knees, only for the black man to get right back down on his knees to protest the country that made him free. NBD!

Anonymous said...

RE: Food Lion

Their corporate web site lists 51 locations. Four or five are in SC and the rest are in NC.

DF Walter Winchell said...

1) The only difference between The Idiot in N. Korea and the Idiot in Wash. DC
is roughly 6700 miles
2) The military takes an oath to defend the Constitution, NOT an Idiot
Pres. or CIC, who violates that Constitution
3) https://www.si.com/nfl/2017/09/24/donald-trump-nfl-comments-fire-players-
protests
4) If given the opportunity, Trump will have us on the level of an
autocratic 3rd world county in 4 yrs.
5) Trump's public call for the firing of NFL players and calling foreign
rulers ugly names, acting like a second grade bully, scores points with
like minded "2nd graders", which accounts for the majority of the
commentators on this blog

Anonymous said...

You know what's disrespectful of the American flag?

The Confederate Flag.

DF shameless Twitter thief

Anonymous said...

these are not African Americans..they are Anti American Africans!

Anonymous said...

We saw these in Germany and awaiting German market chain Lidl maps its first US stores - USA Today (similar to Germany Aldi!

Anonymous said...

I think I agree with 9:13 protest your little rich hearts out just don't disrespect the flag. There is one folded in a frame on my mothers mantle and a lot of other mantles across our nation. Some things should not be exploited and the flag in my opinion is one of them. Since this started as a protest to law enforcement violence against blacks how bout a black arm band etc. Trump or any president should never lower himself to the level of using profanity no excuses for that either. So in the end what we have is wealthy individuals that don't have the mental capacity to express themselves without using either profanity or disrespecting one of our nations most cherished symbols. My mother's cure for both was either a bar of soap in the mouth or a belt across the backside. Doesn't appear either side got much of either.
Man on the street just shaking his head in disbelief

Anonymous said...

Barry reminds me of my parents. Clueless leftist baby boomers.

Anonymous said...

The players can protest all they want, but do not respect our flag 9:13

The protest of kneeling during the national anthem came from former Green Beret, Texas Longhorn and sometimes NFL long-snapper Nate Boyer, who suggested kneeling to Kaepernick as a respectful form of protest for police shootings of unarmed black men. It is not a protest of the flag. That's something Trump has invented to spin the topic away from it's meaning and is being gobbled up by his followers who, I'm sure you will be shocked, are woefully uninformed.

Trump chose to inflame the problem by disrespecting NFL players, the league and owners who now are standing in unity against his rantings. If you cut right down to the core of this, Trump is still mad the league would not sell him a team. He's really mad that his damages from the USFL suit was a measly $3.

So what we have here is a petulant manchild who does not care that a segment of the citizens of this country are being gunned down in unproportional numbers by police who face little if any consequences. It's all about him.

People need to take just a few minutes to research the issue instead of bandwagoning.

https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/a-green-beret-who-played-in-the-nfl-writes-colin-kaepernick-a-letter/

Anonymous said...

Trump's comments reflect my sentiments and those of millions of other Americans. Go ahead and call us crazy or insane as well.

Anonymous said...

You are insane if you don't appreciate a president that isn't a politician and will say what a normal citizen is thinking.

Anonymous said...

Millionaires who play a game for sport kneel because of perceived injustices (I guess now kneeling to protest Trump). I wish I would be so unjustly treated.

Anonymous said...

The Satanic left poisons everything that it touches.

Anonymous said...

Calling Trump insane (again) is sorta like calling the kettle black, BG. You've been wheels off for years but it all makes for great blogging.

Anonymous said...

I'm a normal citizen, and I don't think kneeling in protest is disrespecting the flag. It just insists that all citizens are treated equally by the government the flag represents.

You know what is disrespectful to the American flag, though?

The Confederate flag.

DF Normal Dude

Anonymous said...

Phil King shaved his mustache and took off his glasses because he looked like the twin brother to the crooked defense lawyer from Making a Murderer.

Anonymous said...

Obviously the solution is POTUS Bring Back the Selective Service System and draft those NFL players into the US Military!

Anonymous said...

So do local baptists

Anonymous said...

10:55

Kneeling during the National Anthem is disrespectful, regardless of what you say you are kneeling for. Choose a different time other than the National Anthem to do your protest.

And where are the blacks being "gunned down in the streets"? You are a victim of the leftist propaganda.

I'm the smartest person on this site, because I said so.

wordkyle said...

BG, you have criticized pandering in the past. What do you think these NFL teams are doing?

Anonymous said...

Hyperbole much?

Anonymous said...

They are being gunned down because they get violent during traffic stops, just like the white he/she the other day. Nothing to protest the police about. The NFL player should be protesting the stupidity of his fellow negro.

Anonymous said...

And where are the blacks being "gunned down in the streets"? 11:56

Considering your fake quote of "gunned down in the streets" I can only conclude you are a victim of of right wing propaganda and choose alternative facts over truth.

Anonymous said...

10:52 AM: Barry reminds me of my parents. Clueless leftist baby boomers.

Can't they just be clueless leftists? I hate to denigrate an entire generation of baby boomers like that. I'm one, and am neither leftist nor clueless.

Sam Brows said...

I have to agree with those that call Trump's play on the flag either a distraction or an effort to rally his fanbase, especially in Alabama where he was stumping at the time he made the comments. The reason is simply that he's savvy enough to understand that if he really wanted to go all scortched earth on the NFL, he would skip the rhetoric altogether and just tell people plainly: hey, as long as people keep buying BudLight, Gatorade, Toyotas and Microsoft Tablets, by the bushel the NFL has nothing to worry about. This kneeling crappola only stops when the league's advertisers come to Roger Goddell and say, "hey, your problem is starting to be a problem for us" Viewership for Sunday night game, after a day of games featuring kneeling players and talk about kneeling players, was down 10% from similar game in week three last year. not alarming for the NFL, but certainly a trend it might want to keep an eye on.

Anonymous said...

"Choose a different time other than the National Anthem to do your protest."

Why? I can't think of a better time to protest than not standing for the symbol of the government that has disproportionately persecuted black people since day one.

The fact that you have your little snowflake feeling hurt about it means it's working. But if you need us to get you a safe space where you can watch the anthem with everyone standing, you just let us know. We can film a Nascar rally or something.

Kaleb said...

As someone that lives in North Carolina, we never go to Food Lion. We drive right past that to get to Harris Teeter or Lowe's.

I saw you at the Baylor vs. Duke game, just didn't want to walk across sections and make things awkward. Hope you and Mrs. LL enjoyed your trip out to the Triangle.

Anonymous said...

Nothing on the porch monkey who shot up a church? If it was a white peckerwood it would have been your first bullet point!!

Anonymous said...

11:16: You mean like the NFL Player who had issues in Las Vegas about 3 weeks ago? Was that pretend?

For all the anti-kneeling supporters: why weren't players out for the anthem before 2009? Why did the military have to pay the NFL to have players out there?

Anonymous said...

And 11:56, you must have been in Russia working for Treasonous Donny for the last year to ask And where are the blacks being "gunned down in the streets"?

SpanishWarDonkey said...

FREE SPEECH.

FIRST AMENDMENT.

DF Ed Carter

Anonymous said...

10:00 is a moral relativist.

Anonymous said...

10:28 is so high right now man.

Anonymous said...

Sesame Street is condescending towards children of all races. #stopthehate.

Anonymous said...

11:55 has no examples.

Anonymous said...

10:55, you were spot on until you said blacks were being gunned down in "unproportionate" numbers, you left reality right about there. Do your homework.

Anonymous said...

The National Anthem must be played prior to every NFL game, and all players must be on the sideline for the National Anthem.

During the National Anthem, players on the field and bench area should stand at attention, face the flag, hold helmets in their left hand, and refrain from talking. The home team should ensure that the American flag is in good condition. It should be pointed out to players and coaches that we continue to be judged by the public in this area of respect for the flag and our country. Failure to be on the field by the start of the National Anthem may result in discipline, such as fines, suspensions, and/or the forfeiture of draft choice(s) for violations of the above, including first offenses.

From the NFL rule book!

Anonymous said...

10:18 doesn't have a clue.

Anonymous said...

Why aren't the protests for black on black bloodshed, which is record setting this year in Chicago? Over 500 this year. Oh....I see that's okay cuz it's a black killing black. Not okay if it's a cop, especially a white cop, killing a black guy. Which MOST of the time has proven to be a credible shooting.

Anonymous said...

12:13 - Sorry, it was an over generalization.

Anonymous said...

12:22 eats air conditioner filters.

Anonymous said...

" The military takes an oath to defend the Constitution, NOT an Idiot
Pres. or CIC, who violates that Constitution"

Walter Winchell, what's your point? Not just with this one, but with all the bonehead posts you tried to make?

Anonymous said...

10:28 DF Walter Winchell - Very well said, my good man. I could kiss you full on the lips for those stellar points of truth. And I don't kiss men full on the lips normally.

DF Not That There Is Anything Wrong With That

Anonymous said...

"What do you think these NFL teams are doing?"

Risking their livelihoods? I mean, Kaep was let go and nobody will touch him even though he's better than any number of QB's out there. The system has told them all that they are risking their jobs if they do this. Now the president is saying they should be fired, and stirring up the redneck base, which could hurt ratings.

So, if by "pandering" you mean "taking a stand for something they believe in, at great personal risk", well, OK. But that word doesn't mean what you think it means.

Anonymous said...

I only have this to say about that:

Oh say does that star spangled banner yet wave,
For the land of the free, and the home of the brave.

PLAY BALL!

DF Forrest Gump

wordkyle said...

228 - The public wind has changed since Kaepernick started his thing. He ran into trouble because at that time the NFL teams didn't think their crowds would approve of his tactic, which was true at that time. However, with the increased political power of the victimhood movement over the last several months, the risk is now that they'll offend their crowds if they don't "support" the movement. They saw what happened to the Colorado baker.

So yeah, they're pandering. It remains to be seen if they chose the right side of this argument. The Steelers' Alejandro Villanueva stood and showed respect during the anthem, and his jersey apparently became a bestseller.

Anonymous said...

1:42 thought that there was a 10:18.

Anonymous said...

RE: Kneeling/genuflecting

I've read the comments regarding certain players taking a knee during the National Anthem, I have a different perspective.

I think they are being MORE respectful than those that stand.

Why?

Let's compare this to some other times when you are expected to kneel or bend the knee, so to speak.

For those of you who grew up Catholic, did you not learn to genuflect before entering your pew at church? Did you not kneel during certain part of the Mass to show respect, like during the consecration? (For non-Catholics, that is when the bread and wine are turned into the body and blood of Christ, it's a like the main part of the Mass)

Aren't we asked to bow our heads when we pray? I can't remember a Bport football game where one of the local ministers didn't say the pre-game prayer from the press box. How did they start? "Please bow your heads and pray...."

Did gladiators not bend a knee to the various Caesar's in the coliseum, before killing or being killed?

For those of you that have watched Game of Thrones, is bending the knee not a sign of respect?

When a veteran is buried, the American flag is folded into a triangle and presented to the family, by a veteran or active service member, who is on one knee.

After the game, do NFL players meet at midfield, go to one knee and have a group prayer? Why yes, they do.

When someone has a major injury on the field, to the players not take a knee? Why yes, they do.

When you coach youth soccer and a player gets hurt, do you not instruct them to stop and take a knee? Yes, you do.

I suggest if stadiums were built with more room in the aisles, we would all be on 1 or 2 knees during the National Anthem instead of standing.

So next time you are at church, or a religious event, and you take a knee, ask yourself, are you showing respect or disrespect?

As the great Albert Einstein taught us, it is all relative to where you are at the time.

Anonymous said...

"victimhood movement" LOL. Pointing out injustice is now "victimhood".

Look what happened to Target when they said they'd follow the law on bathrooms--conservatives declared a boycott and their stock took a hit.

You can go down the list--time and time again groups (on both sides) have declared to be a "victim", and used their pocketbook to express their views. And that's just fine. Last year Kaepernick's jersey was a best seller too, but he still lost his job.

And remember--two weeks ago only six players took a knee. This week far more did, and coaches and owners locked arms as well to show their support, even if they didn't kneel. This week was a reaction to Trump and gov't trying to quell free speech. Not a disrespect for the flag.

I can't think of anything more un-American that the president trying to incite repercussions against free speech. Or anything more American than flying in the face of it.

mzchief said...

A.) Trump's inappropriate stance on NFL player's protesting:

1.) As POTUS is wrong, for Trump to suggest any form of punishment for anyone who chooses to execute their First Amendment right to freedom of speech and expression.
2.) Trump is wrong for encouraging a boycott of ANY US business/organization. It does no favours for the US for any business, especially one the size of the NFL, to endure financial hardships.

B.) NFL Players Protesting during National Anthem at NFL games:

1.) Protesting during the National Anthem of the nation that has enabled them to become multi-millionaires is just stupid.
2.) Merely "taking a knee" as a protest for a cause they claim to champion is, by any definition, LAZY.


My opinion about people and their moronic protests:

1.) Employees should never be permitted to protest while on the clock at their place of employment unless their employer is in agreement with the employee's particular cause and approves the method of protest.

2.) Employers who permit their employees to protest, at their place of business, should expect customers, who disagree with the protest, method of protest or who merely have no interest in being drawn into their drama, to take their business elsewhere.

3.) Though the SCOTUS has decided that it's perfectly legal/acceptable for the US flag to be desecrated, as a means of protest, I personally see it as not only ironic but idiotic to desecrate a symbol of a nation that allows, if not encourages, a citizen's right to protest.
a.) Protesting a symbol of the nation that assures equal treatment, because some segment of society has been less than fair is tantamount to burning down schools because some students have crappy teachers.
b.) Joining in the "flag protest" because Trump is against it is akin to a 14-year-old girl sneaking out, getting drunk, having sex and getting knocked up just because her parents gave her a 10:pm curfew.

4.) People have the right to be idiots and I have the right to not watch or endorse them.

IF any of you are annoyed, offended, disturbed or merely fed up with the BS of everyone doing something/anything that garners them a moment more of FaceBook/Instagram/Twitter "fame" I highly suggest you disengage from their drama and let them and their equally attention-whoring sycophants wear themselves to a frazzle being idiots.

Anonymous said...

3:26 - They say they disagree with the method of the protest, but really, they disagree with the message.

They disagree with the message even though the message itself is a simple matter of statistical fact -- that black folks are disproportionately killed by police more often then their white counterparts.

Anonymous said...

So supporting your country is now "redneck"?

Anonymous said...

Your blog brought me a tremendous good laugh this morning thanks to my wife. I woke up this morning to my alarm, while searching for the snooze button my wife grabbed me, looked me in the eyes and said, "hey Skippy, stay woke"!

Anonymous said...

3:26 - stupid or a liar?

Anonymous said...

3:34 - Tear it down loser. Watch it burn.

Anonymous said...

neither does 1118

Anonymous said...

Mzchief, POTUS is following divine providence.

Anonymous said...

I quit watching football 35 years ago. I don't give a crap what those self-important primadonas do. The rest of you should get a life that doesn't revolve around a bunch of guys with sub-100 IQ's.

Anonymous said...

Wordkyle and MzChief are pretty much proof positive that irony exists, but that conservatives just cant understand it.

Anonymous said...

Man, only in this country could someone who comes on this blog daily to complain about the liberal media and fake news and the insane left turn around and call others false victims.

Anonymous said...

Barry, this is why I read your blog religiously.

ATENTION-WHORING SYCOPHANTS

I'm using that in conversation all week. Thanks mzchief!

DF Easily Entertained

Anonymous said...

3:26, you will have to stop using well thought statements and opinions based on common sense in future comments. We can't have actual intelligence break out on this blog commentary. Too dangerous.

DF Liberally Lean Lowest Common Denominator Policy Board
df you over there! put down that school book! no learning for you!

Anonymous said...

Freedom's just another word for nothin' left to lose
Nothin', don't mean nothin' hon' if it ain't free, no no

DF Janis Joplin

Anonymous said...

Yea, I saw a 10:18 comment. It was about Nambia.

DF President Donald Trump
df get down on one knee before me, vassal

wordkyle said...

334 - "...perceived injustices..." (Think riots when cops are found not guilty by juries who actually see the evidence.)

Anonymous said...

The knee was for police on black injustice ( in someone's eyes). So why do it durning the national anthem ? Kneel down right before the kickoff? And they sure don't protest when their checks come in ( the same nation that song is about prints that money). But this country is out of control ( the president calling people sob's , people gripping about any and everything). We got to suck it up and get on with life.

Anonymous said...

POTUS is only exercising his right to free speech as well.

Anonymous said...

Tebow kneels to respect his maker, the world makes fun of him.
Players kneel during anthem, everything is hunk-dory.

Kat said...

You should have said hi!
-Mrs. LL

Anonymous said...

10:55, you were spot on until you said blacks were being gunned down in "unproportionate" numbers, you left reality right about there. Do your homework. - 1:31 PM

You mean like this?
Police have shot and killed a young black man (ages 18 to 29) — such as Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. —175 times since January 2015; 24 of them were unarmed. Over that same period, police have shot and killed 172 young white men, 18 of whom were unarmed. Once again, while in raw numbers there were similar totals of white and black victims, blacks were killed at rates disproportionate to their percentage of the U.S. population. Of all of the unarmed people shot and killed by police in 2015, 40 percent of them were black men, even though black men make up just 6 percent of the nation’s population.

And, when considering shootings confined within a single race, a black person shot and killed by police is more likely to have been unarmed than a white person. About 13 percent of all black people who have been fatally shot by police since January 2015 were unarmed, compared with 7 percent of all white people.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2016/07/11/arent-more-white-people-than-black-people-killed-by-police-yes-but-no/?utm_term=.d0fa7e441d54

Unproportionate.

Anonymous said...

Phil King is a close ally of Dan Patrick.
A vote for Phil is a vote for Dan.
Let's get going and support Phil King as he represents all of us in Wise County.

wordkyle said...

Michael Brown attacked a cop, didn't he? Wasn't that the official finding by Obama's Justice Department?

Anonymous said...

What are your findings on the math, Wordy? Or is that too hard to figure out? Or are you afraid to answer the question?

wordkyle said...

1153 - You (I guess it was you, or whoever) tossed in Michael Brown's name. I pointed out that the investigation showed that he attacked a police officer and was shot during the altercation. There was no surrender, no "Hands up, don't shoot," and no innocent black man callously shot by a racist officer. Brown's fate was a result of his actions.

Behavior has consequences. Is it possible that more black men act in an aggressive and violent manner toward armed police officers, as Michael Brown did, than do white men? Add that thought into your numbers.

Anonymous said...

So you can't do math. Got it.

wordkyle said...

Oh, I doubt that you "get" anything.

Anonymous said...

If by anything you mean a straight answer from you, you are correct. Math are hard, ain't it?

wordkyle said...

Actually math's pretty easy. For example, understanding statistics. It's a tool to help understand why things happen, like what behavior might result in death at the hands of police. Numbers are not a conclusion. Try again.