The Campaign For DA

9.07.2017

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts


  • Trump agreeing with Democrats to raise the debt ceiling for three months, and praising Schumer and Pelosi in the process, is sooooo Trump. Oh, and how about this flashback from 2013!:
  • Texas high school head football coach salary database for 5A and 6A schools. Does anyone know the highest paid coach in Wise County? It has to be either Decatur or Bridgeport, and I'd bet on Decatur. 
  • The city council in Dallas agreed, 13-1, to immediately remove the Robert E. Lee statue. As crews were doing it, a TRO was granted by a federal judge. That's almost bizarre. A hearing is scheduled for today. Prediction: It will be dissolved and the statue comes down. (I didn't know Sidney Fitzwater, a Baylor grad, was still a district judge. I thought he would have been on an appeals court by now.)
  • There was a guy who spoke at the Dallas city council meeting with an incredibly funny cartoon voice who ended it saying, "the wrong side won" the Civil War. I'm desperately trying to find it so I can post it. It's gold. 
  • I had forgotten about the Austin PD officer who faked his death in May. He resigned yesterday. 
  • Pete Delkus made a marijuana joke yesterday.
  • I'm trying to get Mrs. LL, who is scared to death of the "Scary Clown", to go see It with me. I think I'd watch her more than the movie during it. 
  • This lady has successfully impersonated herself as a police office in order to steal a guy's wallet in Dallas.
  • The West is on fire but I thought this photo from Oregon was photoshopped. It's not. 
  • WFAA, Fox 4, and the Star-Telegram have all tweeted this morning about a new Blue Bell flavor using the same photo. WFAA denied to me it was a paid ad. That's a lie. They should at least give us some information if this ice cream flavor will kill you like some of the others did. 

39 comments:

Anonymous said...

If Decatur is the highest paid they need to get a refund!

Anonymous said...

"This lady has successfully impersonated herself as a police office"

In the words of the great Ron Burgundy, that doesn't make sense.

Anonymous said...

New Trump scenario: Republicans are dumb enough to vote for him no matter what he does, so now he bellies up to the Dems to score points with moderates.

Helloooo, 2020.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Since George Washington was a slave owner should all his statues be taken down?

Anonymous said...

The on ramp by Dairy Queen is a death trap. Especially with that new Valero going in.

Anonymous said...

The highest paid coach should be Gage. Never comes int the school, has terrible relationships with the community , and he's good for 2-3 wins a year! Go Panthers.

Anonymous said...

The new American Horror Story - Cult includes clowns AND Trump. I told my husband I wasn't sure I could get through this one. The premier was quite gory.

Anonymous said...

8:59 AM The ramp by Dairy Queen & two lane roads are death traps...for people who are paying attention and think they're the only driver on the road. Maybe you would have us all in bumper cars and guided pathways where nobody dies.

Anonymous said...

I'm still boycotting Blue Bell. Until those Aggy execs responsible for killing 3 innocent people through negligence are prosecuted, I'm not eating one bite.

Anonymous said...

Kyle Story 106,531 wow talking about overpaid!!

Anonymous said...

I will take two scoops of listeria please.

Guinjames said...

8:58. Did George Washington engage in open rebellion against the United States? The statues that are being taken down did.

Anonymous said...

Story was a lot more deserving then this clown!

Anonymous said...

When are the 10 U.S. Army bases named for treasonous Confederate generals going to be renamed? Bases named for anti U.S. military leaders. Hey, Trump likes winners not looosers.

Anonymous said...

Well I said I just used LL as a gateway to Bag of Nothing. I've just added BON to my favorites bar. I started reading your blog when we all had to listen to the song played by dial up modems, but your constant belly aching about Trump is more than I can stand. LL and Jimmy Fallon are both off my list now. You should go over to BON and read Mike Honcho's comment about people that constantly whine he sums up what your blog has became very well.
Smell you later
DF Fresh Prince of Wise County

Walker Texas Ragonk said...

Only YOU can prevent forest fires. - Smokey Bear


Now watch this drive. - George W. Bush

Anonymous said...

WHERE DOES THE LIST OF STATUES END? CHE GUEVERA (COMMUNIST), SANTA CLAUS (COMMUNIST), BILL CLINTON (STAINED A BLUE DRESS), TEDDY ROOSEVELT (BIG GAME HUNTER)

Anonymous said...

I understand how you can impersonate a police officer, but how do you impersonate yourself? Is impersonating yourself a crime?

AMT said...

Follow up to your F-16 crash in Arizona - it was an Iraqi student pilot who crashed and was killed.

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/iraqi-pilot-killed-16-southeastern-arizona-49651359

Anonymous said...

9:46 doesn't see what is coming.

Anonymous said...

Hey 8:58 -
We know it is really you trump. Do us all a favor and get off LL and go back to your corner and get your phone out and go back to twittering all over yourself!

Anonymous said...

Any true Texan could never be killed by Blue Bell, we built up an immunity to the Listeria by the time we hit Junior High!

Anonymous said...

LOL at the commenter who called Barry Liberal and BON an oasis from liberal land. You didn't do well in reading comprehension when you left school in 5th grade, did you? We should rename military bases if they are named after Confederate traitors.

Sam Brows said...

Frankly, the whole "let's get rid of the statues" movement is lost on me. If you rid the landscape of the statutes, and you rid the history books of the horror of the civil war, it doesn't reduce bigotry in the country, and it does diminish the work of MLK and his contemporaries. What's the point in that?

Anonymous said...

Re: 8:59 AM The on ramp by Dairy Queen is a death trap. Especially with that new Valero going in.

Wait till the new Love's in Bridgeport opens (across from Devon): 380 east, 60 mph, rock trucks are loaded and already exceeding 60, and no turn lane in or out of Love's.
The right-turn-on-red at the light will make someone think they can pull out into oncoming traffic...it's a fatality waiting to happen.

Anonymous said...

12:10 - DUMB. We don't celebrate a person by protecting a statue of their opponent. Were you confused about why the Iraqis tore the Saddam Hussein statue down too?

Anonymous said...

So Trump cooperates with Dem leaders and you still criticize? Mrs. LL must be completely miserable.

Anonymous said...

I always thought the answer was to leave the Confederate statues in place, but build a slightly larger statue butted right up next to them of a black family (mom/dad/small kids) all in chains and an appropriate informational plaque on the the real reason for the Civil War. And it wasn't state rights, Bubba.

DF Sam Houston

Sam Brows said...

12:33 it isn't dumb, it is my perspective. It may not align with your own, but that doesn't make it dumb. reactionary vitriol such as yours is a big part of the reason why there's so much hate in our country today. I begin a comment by acknowledging that the movement is lost on me, and your reaction is to call either my comment, or me "dumb". Well, sticks and stones bruther.
if I were a person of color, i'd want the statues around as a monument to the struggle for equality and i'd explain to my kids what the statues stand for and why they would need to know how important the struggle still is. Like I said, removing the monuments won't reduce the amount of bigotry in this country. People carry that cancer around in their hearts and minds and many of them hide it from others, exercising it only in those situations where it can do the most damage. it'd be nice to think that removing the statues will cure the problem, but it won't and thinking it will, well, that's kind of...well, not smart.

Anonymous said...

Barry, I'm fascinated by your insistence that every neutral or positive product mention in the news is a paid ad.

Companies issue press releases about new products all the time. Blue Bell's latest is here: http://cdn.bluebell.com/the_little_creamery/press_releases/ljh-bb-17

Those press releases often include photos. Blue Bell posted the one you're referring to on Instagram, and likely included it in the press release sent directly to news outlets. The Instagram photo is here: https://www.instagram.com/p/BYvI-K7jm2q/?taken-by=bluebellicecream

Products from certain companies serve as "click bait" (or "viewership bait," or whatever you want to call it) for news outlets. Culturally relevant, trendy, or locally popular products get people's attention. Texas examples are Blue Bell and Whataburger. A national example is Starbucks. Media outlets like to post stories about popular companies/products because it gets attention, which gets more eyes on their websites or print publications, etc., which means higher advertising revenue from the companies that are paying for ads.

Of course there are companies who pay for media mentions and news coverage. But companies like Blue Bell in Texas don't have to.

Anonymous said...

1:45 - DUMB. I'm using reactionary vitriol as a monument to celebrate the good, level-headed discourse that happens on the internet. As a reminder of how far we've come and how far we need to go.

Much like you say monuments to racists celebrate civil rights somehow.

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

Advertising masquerading as news? We are shocked! Surely that can't be true.

DF this public service message brought to you by new Coke Zero

Anonymous said...

wood, wood, wood, wood, and...wood!

Anonymous said...

John Kitna is still the HS football coach in Waxahachie. I forgot that and still crazy, to me at least.

Anonymous said...

"Frankly, the whole "let's get rid of the statues" movement is lost on me. If you rid the landscape of the statutes, and you rid the history books of the horror of the civil war,"


You're right--it is lost on you.

Nobody is saying to change the history books. In fact, they should be more accurate--you know, to reflect that Lee was in fact a slave owner, who refused to honor his father's will and release his father's slaves, and who broke with the Lee/Custiss family tradition of not breaking up slave families by selling the kids out from under their parents.

Or maybe even (gasp) show just how often the various articles of secession mentioned slavery (a lot) as a cause of secession, and not states' rights.

But hey, that may be too much history.

I say we put the statues of confederates in the same place as we put the statutes of Hirohito and Hitler. They all did the same thing--waged war against America. The revisionist "Lost Cause" bullshit is for morons who have not read a history book--and has nothing to do with the statues. Nobody wants to whitewash confederate history except the people waving confederate flags.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Yes Washington did. His country was England.

Anonymous said...

I have not given Bag of Nothing much attention because of Geeding's spineless censorship of any criticism. I looked today and Geeding seems a little more balanced than Barry with content, but Geeding is an absolute coward regarding comments. Barry says what he believes (which is often grounded in nothing more than liberal emotions) but is willing to take the commentary as harsh as it may be. Drivel on my liberal friend....at least you have a set of nuts on the internet.

Anonymous said...

By our count, there are definitely two moms letting their freak flag fly with their daughters in the Spring Break five-some picture. Maybe as many as three (hard to classify the second from the right). Not that there is anything wrong with that.

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