The Campaign For DA

9.28.2017

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts

  • The interviews in Austin for the Wise County district judge appointment to replace the late Judge Fostel will happen tomorrow. 
  • Baylor is bad and it doesn't help that two star players have been lost for the season with injury. 
  • I had this photo on my bulletin board in my room as a kid. I really didn't understand why.
  • One thing I didn't mention about my trip to the Duke/Baylor game: The Duke band played the Baylor school song before the game. That was very classy.
  • The Ticket had an odd weather alert yesterday (you know, that irritating sound before you hear the warning.) It was odd because that sound was played five or six times before I heard "this is only a test." I honestly thought it was going to be a nuke warning since there wasn't a cloud in the sky. 
  • Around 1990, a buddy and I were going to a North Texas football game and a warning came over the radio. I promise this is true: It said "The White House has activated" followed by basically a warning there was an impending attack. We freaked out. Then some guy came on the radio and said, "Sorry, I played the wrong one."
  • John McCain will defy Trump until he dies -- which may be soon due to his brain cancer. Who do you respect more? 
  • Good point: 
  • Hugh Hefner has died. 
  • Puerto Rico is closer to Miami than Philadelphia is: 
  • Whenever I see an ad with the wording of "$10,000 off sticker price" I wonder how much the thing costs. And normally it's for some jacked up truck.
  • The Decatur Economic Development Board just purchased land off of 287 for just under $2 million. I want to see where this is going. 

35 comments:

Ernest T said...

I am sure that won't surprise most of us that you had a picture like that in your room as a kid.

Anonymous said...

I bet it's a more of a "who's land was it" Decatur purchased. That tends to happen from time to time

Anonymous said...

John McCain's vote against repeal of Obama Care could effect the ability of Trump to be reelected. That could result in the next President being a liberal who would appoint liberal judges. That would have a lasting effect on the our country. I say that I voted for who would be appointed to the Supreme Court, not for Trump. I would sleep with the devil to stop more liberal judges from being appointed.

Anonymous said...

WHY DID YOU HAVE THAT PICTURE ON YOUR BULLETIN BOARD?... TRUMP IS 100% CORRECT. IT'S A VERY BIG OCEAN.

TF JONAS GRUMBY

Anonymous said...

The interviews in Austin for the Wise County district judge appointment to replace the late Judge Fostel will happen tomorrow.

Nice sentence structure....

Interviews to replace the late Wise County district judge John Fostel will occur tomorrow in Austin.

J Coggin would be so mad!

Guinjames said...

trump finally, after previously refusing, recinded the Jones Act so any ship can bring supplies to Puerto Rico. This was done immediately for Houston (Harvey) and Florida (Irma). The American Virgen Islands has a permanent waiver from the Jones Act. It's
stupid, arcane law and needs repealed. His earlier refusal was because he wanted to protect American merchant marine jobs (bulls#$t).

Triple Fake... said...

"Puerto Rico is closer to Miami than Philadelphia is"
Your geo-fact really doesn't help much. You could have countered his wildly inaccurate statement with "Puerto Rico is on the edge of an ocean, not the middle. And it's only about 1000 miles from Miami."
The distance isn't the problem, anyway. It's the logistical problem of having to provide the aid by air or ship.

Hey, maybe we could get Florida Area Rapid Transit to extend a rail line out there!

Anonymous said...

People demanding to be dropped off extra sports satellite coverage and DirecTv refunding it? Let's hit 'em where it hurts--$ and Viewership numbers!

Btw--When all you think about is your RIGHTS--you're only concerned about what you CAN do. When you think about your DUTY--you're concerned about you SHOULD do.

All this furor about kneeling. Of course, they have the "right" to protest. But during the national anthem, and at a football game? How about feeling some "duty" to your nation? The FLAG and the NATIONAL ANTHEM are symbols of WHY you have the right to protest. Why not show THEM the respect the deserve for giving you that right?

All you show when you kneel is that you are ungrateful for the "right" to protest you have been given.

Like I've said--the emphasis should be on SHOULD.

But all of the selfish, whining people nowadays in this country could care less about what is appropriate and tasteful behavior.

Anonymous said...

RTG= 1/2 breed spinner

Anonymous said...

Yes it is you goofball but unfortunately it is not as logistically easy to get to Puerto Rico as it is to Philly......you do understand there are no roads. Florida and Texas border states (on land) that can receive supplies and assistance easier. The nice folks around Texas and Louisiana (all over the country I guess) that went to help get people out of there houses in Texas and Florida cannot easily get to Puerto Rico. Do you really believe that Donald Trump doesn't care about the people and conditions in Puerto Rico? It must be sad to be filled with that much hate and disdain for a person. I couldn't stand Obama, still can't.......but I never took the approach that he was all bad.

Anonymous said...

McCain hands down

Bear said...

Cuba is closer to Miami than California. Russia is closer to Alaska than Miami is.

What's the point?

Anonymous said...

Even as a young boy Barry had contempt for America.

Anonymous said...

Little Barry thought that it was edgy and cool to have contempt for America. Now he's just an old leftist loser.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, 9:24!
Lady Jane impacted a lot of students. Evidently, Barry was not one of them.

Anonymous said...

Trump, hands down.
McCain serves only himself and there is no hope for him to change in this lifetime.
Trump may be crass, short-sighted, and consider himself omnipotent, BUT he does listen and change his decisions. Puerto Rico is one example of that. I won't sleep with the devil, 8:54, but I sure understand your perspective.

What property was purchased off 287? If it's the former Hornback property on 2264, that has been under discussion/debate for some time. Homeowners in that area are not happy.

Anonymous said...

If John McCain could stand up to North Vietnamese soldiers when he was held in inhumane conditions during the war, I think he can stand up to Mr. Trump with no problem. Out of the two gentleman, there is only one deserving of respect and appreciation. Senator McCain, I salute you.

DF A Real Republican

Anonymous said...

8:54pm, that is why our party is being destroyed from the inside. History shows that government works best when there is give and take, not winner take all. Seriously, you would sleep with the Devil to get our picks and only our picks on the highest court? Would you also:
1. turn a blind eye to wholesale racism?
2. turn a blind eye to the re-birth of Fascism?
3. allow our aged who have paid into Medicare for years, to have their safety net stolen away?
4. allow charlatans to steal away senior voting rights when our party has always stood for One Person - One Vote?

Every time the fringe of our party takes another step to minimize a potion of our great nation's population, the opposition party turns it around and feeds it right back to us. This cannot go on and America remain the nation it is. We were once the adults on the schoolyard playground. Not so much recently.

DF A Real Republican

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

RE: Puerto Rico- The point that the media is missing is that every piece of aid material going to PR needs to be delivered by ships or heavy planes. This is not like the recovery efforts in Texas and Florida recently where thousands of pounds of material can just be trucked in from areas not impacted by the storm.
And to add to the point missed by the middle of the ocean comment, that material has to be unloaded. That's a little hard to do if power isn't available for the cranes in the ports.

Anonymous said...

Well said 11:47

Anonymous said...

Our stock just dropped with Mr. Hefner's death. He once drank 61 bottles of our product in one day. A good customer.

DF Pepsi Cola

Anonymous said...

Our mothers never understood our continuing need of Kleenex brand tissues and Jergens Hand Lotion when the weekly shopping list was being drawn up. We will miss you Hugh Hefner.

DF Everything Teenage Boy Since 1953

Anonymous said...

11:31

You, sir/madam, are dumber than a brick, and I know that is insulting the the brick.

Anonymous said...

"I would sleep with the devil to stop more liberal judges from being appointed." - That's called the evangelical vote!

Anonymous said...

11:47 - your point is well taken. But I believe you are looking at our political system for the last 20 years through extremely dark sunglasses. Have you seen any on the left side of isle trying to "give and take". The Democrats invented winner take all! Then you have a very weak pool of national Republican politicians that cave to everything. All the Republicans want is a re-election. All the Democrats want is control, all of it.

Anonymous said...

Barry, don't forget your promise to share your thoughts on the whole Wise County District Judge appointment process after it is all said and done. We are looking forward to the inside story.

DF Wise County 30 for 30

Bear said...

3:00

Well said.

Triple Fake... said...

When is the service for Hef? I'd like to be there to offer "condolences" to some of the grieving mourners

Anonymous said...

Don Willett to 5th circuit. Suck it Skippy.

Anonymous said...

11;34 On McCain you need to learn the difference between standing up and rolling over ! Counterfeit bastard ! His birthright is what save him,not anything he did !

Anonymous said...

9;37 She would be a little out of balance for a spinner !

Anonymous said...

McCain's cancer has a 1 yr to 18 months prognosis. Last 6 mos not too good. I'm aware of more and more 60 to 80 yr folks with it.

Anonymous said...

It is land for the new Eagle Stadium. The plan is to build the stadium as an economic engine that will draw businesses and growth to the area.

AussieBob said...

Dear Barry,
I was interested in your comment on the Black Power salute picture that you posted on Thursdays thoughts.

Please find a link to a movie made by the Silver medalist Peter Normans Nephew about Peters involvement in that episode and the recognition that the US athletics movement have given him since his passing in 2006.

http://salutethemovie.com/

Both Tommie Smith and John Carlos were pall bearers at Peters Funeral in 2006, and the US Athletics Association has decreed all athletes have a day off annually on the day of his Funeral.

Peter was a committed Christian and member of the Salvation Army but he wanted to show support for Tommy and John on the dias, so they gave him a pin to wear.

Like Tommy and John, Peter was castigated by his countries governing athletics body but in Peters case it was for for wearing a "pin" supporting Tommy and John, he never represented Australia again. The time he ran in Mexico city in that race is still the fastest Australian 200m time to this day.

I hope that you wil think about the picture a bit more after watching the movie of this incredible man.

regards

Bob Somerville