The Campaign For DA

9.21.2017

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts


  • The ragweed count is insane and it is driving me crazy. 
  • Re: The death of the Midwestern State player: "Grays is the second college football player to die this week. Clayton Geib, a 21-year-old offensive lineman at Division-III College of Wooster in Ohio, died after being hospitalized Saturday after complaining he wasn’t feeling well."
  • Someone called me a hypocrite yesterday for posting "Don't play football" after spending a weekend on a football trip. I didn't get offended. It made me think. 
  • Curt Schilling, who is anti-big government, was behind "38 Studios" which took a $75 million guaranteed loan from the government and then almost immediately went belly up. But Fox News values his opinion:
  • This was at a lunch with African leaders. Is he losing it
  • The death sentence of John Battaglia was put back on course by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals yesterday. The story is horrific. It drove me nuts that the Dallas Turkey Trot would take you right past the place of the murder of the children every year. (And, side note, one of my many ex-wives was fascinated by the story.)
  • What?
  • The former Tech coach, whom I love, had a weird tweet yesterday. It wasn't an active link: 
  • I'm completely missing Ken Burns Vietnam documentary. I'm tracking it down. 
  • Trump's use of "Rocket Man" is dumb, but it did remind me of what a great song that is.
  • If you don't think Mueller will not end up indicting multiple people, you don't know how the system works.

34 comments:

Anonymous said...

http://www.timesrecordnews.com/story/sports/high-school/football/2017/09/20/ward-amputee-set-rider-varsity-debut/684466001/

Here is an inspiring football story. See football is not as dangerous as you think...

Anonymous said...

If KJU is "Rocket Man," then Trump is "Tiny Handser."
(Not my original thought, but funny nonetheless.)

Anonymous said...

I want to be sure I understand your bullet point:

"If you don't think Mueller will not end up indicting multiple people, you don't know how the system works."

If the 2 negatives (the 1st "don't" & "not") were left out, does it have the same meaning? As in:

If you think Mueller will end up indicting multiple people, you don't know how the system works.

Tommy Boy said...

I knew John Battaglia for several years up to just before he did what he did. John was always detached from reality. Not non-functionally detached but always somewhat delusional. Everyone was always against him. He could not get the world in his head organized. There is no excuse for what he did. It was a horrible thing but I don't think any sane person could do that.

Anonymous said...

I wish you people with allergies would learn to take you medication correctly..your complaining is annoying. Take it every night and clean your eyes with saline eye wash every night also...all during the pollen seasons...usually April May & September & October.

Anonymous said...

Made me think too. And when I read it, I immediately though: "Oh man, he's got a point. Wonder how Barry will respond."

I didn't think you'd get offended or angry. I did think you'd think about it.

Be interested to hear the answer.

Rage

Bryan G. said...

https://youtu.be/forqmom3YuY Amazing version of
Rocketman.

Anonymous said...

Football is dying, and rightfully so. I give it maybe 20 more years max.

Anonymous said...

Check the guide for the next couple of Saturdays. They are running every episode of Vietnam back to back.

Anonymous said...

I have a deaf friend.
He said he doubts he would ever be holding a gun, but if he was stupid enough to continue to hold a gun while officers had their guns and tasers pointed at him, and to SEE the mouths of officers who appear to be excited and screaming, he would expect to be shot and killed too.

Deaf people, even at an early age, are really excellent in reading body language.

Did you even read the article?????

Baylor Too said...

The Battaglia death sentence should have been carried out the next day on the courthouse lawn. No reason it should take fifteen years.

Anonymous said...

Trump is very anxious to meet Prince Akeem. He thinks he will get rich building a Trump Tower in Zamunda.

Anonymous said...

from your link: "On December 2, 2016, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals issued a stay of execution for Battaglia due to concerns of his mental competency. The ruling gave attorneys 60 days to argue before the Court of Criminal Appeals."
What was the result of this? That 60-day time period is over by almost 8 months, yet there is no answer to the question.

Shooting of deaf man: If 'tunnel vision' is at fault, that is a very scary thought. When lives are on the line, blue lives or citizen lives, I would like to think officers are at least responsive to sounds. How else could they ever be expected to respond to even their superior officers? I do back the blue. This is just an unsettling comment from a police department's public information officer.

Lane Akin, Steve Stanford, Rex Hoskins: any comment?

Anonymous said...

Today is the anniversary of General Benedict Arnold attempting to sell out a young United States to the British for future position, power, and money. Funny how history repeats itself eventually. Et tu, Donald?

DF President of Nambia

Anonymous said...

Shadow doesn't quite match the form of the RTG.

DF Photoshop

Anonymous said...

Which ex wife.

Anonymous said...

9:41, Did YOU read the article? He wasn't holding a gun. But feel free to make up "alternative facts" to excuse police for killing an innocent man.

Anonymous said...

Obammy gave billions in government loans to solar companies that went belly up but yet everyone but Fox news values his opinion.

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

Obammy said that he had visited 7 non-existent States but yet everyone but Fox news values his opinion.

Anonymous said...

I would have loved it if Trump would have said Nambia Pambia.

Anonymous said...

Hey Bu...

You missed some good stuff today.

And another....

https://www.yahoo.com/style/m/f99c7455-897a-3ebd-b274-6ff1eea51cb2/ss_teacher-allegedly-slept-with.html

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/ex-substitute-teacher-accused-having-204205419.html

Anonymous said...

Barry lacks self awareness.

Anonymous said...

Lawrence O’Donnell leaked videos is pure comedy. You want to laugh, try this:

https://www.mediaite.com/tv/exclusive-watch-msnbcs-lawrence-odonnells-unhinged-outtakes-for-eight-crazy-minutes/

Anonymous said...

Pipe...gun.....potatoe.....whatever.............

Anonymous said...

"Sanchez was holding a metal pipe that was approximately 2 feet long and that had a leather loop on one end for wrapping around one's wrist"

Man walking towards me with is sending a message which I don't have hear to understand what's about to happen.
Cops point gun at me, I understand perfectly without having to hear what's about to happen if I don't drop the pipe.

Anonymous said...

So you want him to drop a pipe that wrapped around his wrist that he can't immediately drop? One cop used a taser, one cop used a gun. Which one do you think was an acceptable use of force? Quit trying to apologise for a panicky cop that killed an innocent deaf man that couldn't hear commands.

Anonymous said...

"If you don't think Mueller will not end up indicting multiple people, you don't know how the system works."

For an atty. who has had briefs filed and accepted by Appeal Courts etc., you sure don't give much thought to what you post, even if you are "banging it out" before your day gets started. And I know you were taught to NEVER USE A DOUBLE NEGATIVE IN ANY FORM OR FASHION!!

DF Lady Jane Coggins

Anonymous said...

Mike Leach for next Baylor coach! Wouldn't that be fun?

DF Grant Teaff

Anonymous said...

I work in a local school district and MANY athletic boys are not playing football these days. I predict the numbers will continue to decline.

Anonymous said...

Regarding the most recent And Anothers: What else is there to do for entertainment in Arkansas or Michigan? And there wasn't anything interesting on TV either. Just saying.

DF Can Rationalize Anything

jon spencer said...

Ragweed, so thats what you are blaming it on.
:>)
Can't believe no one said this early in the day.

Marissa said...

I'm recording the Vietnam series to watch at a later time. My Dad was in Vietnam when I was born and didn't see me until I was 9 months old. He passed away in January after battling FTO dementia. The VA linked his dementia to his service.

Anonymous said...

Barry, you MUST see Ken Burns Vietnam series. It is as multi-faceted and interesting as all of his documentaries are. It took him 8 years to make it. He interviewed people from all sides of the years of the Vietnam War, not just the war itself, but how it affected people individually and us, as a nation.

It's on PBS.

"Burns and co-director Novick tell Fresh Air that their work on the series deepened their understanding of the war. For his part, Burns likens the documentary to a series of intertwined stories that present 'a fundamental fact of not just war, but life, which is: More than one truth can [exist] at the same time.' "