The Campaign For DA

9.20.2017

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts


  • I haven't confirmed it, but I got a message that the MSU football player passed away. Do not let your kids play football.
  • I saw a lawyer in the courthouse gently telling her client to "calm down" the other day in the hallway. Good lawyers are as much of an emotional counselor as they are a legal counselor.
  • I have no problem with this. It's about learning. It's about making you think and question what you and others believe -- something everyone of us should do every day.
  • Hurricane Maria looks like a beast. (Side note: The old white guys on WBAP made fun of how the hurricanes have Hispanic names these days.) 
  • Regarding my football trip: Mrs. LL noticed there were Baylor fans at Duke who took a chartered bus and she thought that was a good idea. I laughed. I've thought about it now for three days, and I've decided she might be right. Throw in the stress of getting to the airport, the parking cost, the security lines, the flight (which is much worse than being on a bus), the rent car, the hotel -- that might be the way to go. 
  • Last night the season home run record by all players was surpassed in the Major League with at least two weeks to play. Juiced baseballs or juiced players? 
  • "Otherwise"? 
  • There was a big earthquake in Mexico yesterday and the current death count is over 200. But I had no idea there was an earthquake there in the 1980s that killed over 10,000. How was that possible?
  • This (quick loading) video of a building going down during the earthquake is insane. Edit: It appears I'm guilty of posting fake news.

  • I cannot believe it took me so long (despite your encouraging) to discover the greatness of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.  It is one of the few things things on TV that makes me laugh out loud. 
  • I always hesitate to ask these questions, but what happened to the 22 year old from Bridgeport  who is listed in the funeral section of the Update?
  • Ladies and Gentleman, The President of the United States: 
  • Oh, my.






49 comments:

Anonymous said...

Last Week Tonight is simply phenomenal. His writers won an Emmy the other night, I think. His shows are also all available on Youtube, so go binge!

Anonymous said...

How did an earthquake kill 10k people? By keeping the government from restricting the free market through oppressive building codes/regulations. That's just the price of living free, man.

DF Rand Paul

Anonymous said...

The MSU player did die

https://www.wthr.com/article/report-texas-college-football-player-dies-from-neck-injury-sustained-in-game

Anonymous said...

Well then you probably shouldn't let your kid ride a bike, ride in a car, get on an airplane, etc.

Anonymous said...

It's disappointing that Barry is so one dimensional.

Anonymous said...

Lawyers are not heroes.

Guinjames said...

Remain awakened.





DF
Stay woke idiot


Anonymous said...

The fact that critical thinking is not encouraged in schools any more is what makes people DEPLORABLE. We are truly an Idiocracy.

John said...

I second the greatness of Last Week Tonight. You may also want to check out Samantha Bee's Full Frontal on TBS. Since The Daily Show sucks now, I watch these two great shows.

Anonymous said...

THERE'S NO WAY I'M ALLOWING MY KID TO PUT HIS NAME ON THAT HOMEWORK. IMAGINE THE RESULT OF SOMETHING LIKE THAT BEING MADE PUBLIC... I''M SORRY TO HEAR THAT ABOUT THE FOOTBALL PLAYER, BUT HOW MANY YOUNGSTERS DIED YESTERDAY AS THE RESULT OF DWI'S?

Anonymous said...

Years of corruption and lack of enforcement of regulations that are intended to protect the citizens is how Mexico happens.

We're headed that way. Trump's goal is to allow The Jungle for every consumable.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Juiced players.....ask your man crush the great Chris Davis

Anonymous said...

How did one find a "good" lawyer?

Anonymous said...

Proud of you Skippy. No TV news reporter pettiness today. But you couldn't resist a little helping of Hal Jay. If you want to pick on a TV reporter, you should set your sights in Finfrock with that ever predictable mid sentence gargle cough.

Anonymous said...

That video you linked was a building demolition

Harry Hamid said...

I've worked as a legal aid attorney for 18 years, and a sizable portion of my job has always been closer to social worker than attorney. People feel overwhelmed and believe their problem is a legal problem. Sometimes it's not.

Anonymous said...

I have no problem with this. It's about learning. It's about making you think and question what you and others believe -- something everyone of us should do every day.


Where is the question for the opposite end of the spectrum?

Anonymous said...

Naming the hurricane "Maria" might have been the downfall of a lot of development in her path. The storm might be seeking revenge for the modern practice of giving half the storms male names. It shows a lack of respect for George Stewart's 1941 book about Maria.

Anonymous said...

10,000 deaths in Mexico during 1980s earthquake? How? Huge number of buildings built with no regards to earthquake-resistant building codes. A 7-rated earthquake is serious no matter where you are, but compare it to a similar one in Japan--WAY less damage and loss of life.

Anonymous said...

This (quick loading) video of a building going down during the earthquake is insane.



Odd that they just happened to only be filming that building and they knew it was coming down...............hmmmmm

Anonymous said...

And that is why I wore a cup.

DF Pete "Iron Crotch" Rose

Triple Fake... said...

"...an earthquake there in the 1980s that killed over 10,000. How was that possible?"
You mean the one that hit the Mexico City metro area, with a population in the tens of millions?

"The old white guys on WBAP"
the politically correct term is Geriatric/Caucasian-Americans. Stop being so insensitive!

The teacher's wording of the KKK question is horribly worded. If you want to start a discussion with school kids about prejudice/racism, you shouldn't encourage them to justify it. What's justified is the suspension.
And despite my comment above, I think it's totally incorrect to use the label "African-American" unless the person is actually from Africa. Charlize Theron and Lara Logan are literally more African-American than most of the black people in this country

Anonymous said...

Or, texters

Anonymous said...

10,000 deaths in 1980 compared to 2017? Easy, ask any
border patrol agent. Mr. Trump, BUILD that wall!

Anonymous said...

I THINK I HEARD ONE OF THOSE ADS DISGUISED AS NEWS THIS MORNING. TURNED ON THE TICKET AND I SWEAR THEY SPENT THIRTY MINUTES TALKING ABOUT THE DALLAS COWBOYS. EVERY SHOW AND HOST TALKED COWBOYS FOOTBALL YESTERDAY. JERRY MUST BE PAYING THE TICKET SOME BIG BUCKS!

Anonymous said...

All that was missing from the U.N. address was Trump pounding the podium with his shoe.

DF Nikita Khrushchev
df history repeats itself

Anonymous said...

Don't let your kids play football yet you flew to a college football game (questionable if that applies) this weekend. The liberal hypocrisy never ends. Think about the carbon emissions you created to see that garbage game.

DF Leo DiCaprio

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

The young man in the update was killed in a car accident.

Anonymous said...

I love football, I've loved it since I was old enough to throw, catch, run, etc. From two below on the street to tackle the man with the football in my friends front yard as a kid to organized in school, I've always enjoyed it. But it seems to me that it has become this sort of dirty guilty pleasure that Americans obsess over. Aside from the safety aspect, there's a "thug" mentality that seems to follow college and professional players and the special treatment high schoolers receive is just as tasteless. The worst of it may be the dads who have to live their lives through their sons participation in it......to the point that they forget how damned dangerous it is. Life is full of risks and just about anything can be considered dangerous. I just don't that at the end of the day it is worth it. And this is gonna sound horrible but simply an observation, it seems (by in large) that the most uneducated and ignorant are the ones who cannot push their sons enough to play it. God forbid they take that passion and encourage their sons to pick up a freakin book and read it. With all of that said, Saturday I will be watching college football and enjoying the crap out of it.......Iike so many others; I overlook the bad for my own personal enjoyment.

Anonymous said...

"Hurr durr... If yer kids can't play footbawl 'cause they could die then you shooldn't let 'em ride in a car 'cause those thangs kill people too."

Do I really have to explain this to you inbred Wise-County rednecks? Riding in a car is essential to being a part of society. Never riding in one is impractical. There's nothing essential about playing football. Now shut up and continue kissing your sister.

Anonymous said...

Jose? Maria? Irma?.....Sheila Jackson Lee can't be happy

SpanishWarDonkey said...

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2267335/#!po=30.3279

Take a look at this study, BG. Table 1, specifically. They go into confidence intervals and all the statistical stuff in the text. While I agree we should do what we can to protect the kids, sports are inherently dangerous. This study looks at injuries during practices vs competitions for a plethora of sports. It also puts them all together on a per capita (1000 pupils here) basis. Football falls at 4.75 and soccer falls at 4.73. The other sports are somewhat lower but the rest average out in the 2.25-2.5 range.

Just some food for thought.

Anonymous said...

Riding in a car is not essential to being a part of society. Have you been to NYC, DC, or Boston to name a few? Gotta go. Your mom is waiting for her next smooch.

Anonymous said...

have no problem with this. It's about learning. It's about making you think and question what you and others believe -- something everyone of us should do every day.


This educational too?

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2017/09/18/high-school-under-fire-for-project-reenacting-slavery/

Anonymous said...

8:53

Depends on your perspective...neither are firemen until someone needs one to help them out of a jam.

Anonymous said...

10:09 -

Care to explain how densely populated urban centers with extensive public transportation systems are analogous to Wise County?

And while you're kissing mom, tell dad hello, too. Good luck, though - they've both been dead for over 8 years.

Anonymous said...

You didn't say Wise County, you said society. Your point was no reasonable human could get by without a car. And you're wrong. BTW,Dad just likes to watch.

Anonymous said...

Wait till my hurricane rolls through town. Weathercasters will have apoplexy pronouncing my name. Ask Superman.

DF Hurricane Mister Mxyzptlk

Anonymous said...

When you talk about Maria be sure to pronounce her name as Stewart, author of "Storm" said "Maria here is too big for any man to embrace and much too boisterous. So put the accent on the second syllable, and pronounce it 'rye'"

Anonymous said...

I'm glad your folks are dead. I hope it was painful.

Anonymous said...

Jake LaMotta died. Great boxer from back in the day. The Raging Bull is no more.

DF The Liberally Lean Update

Anonymous said...

Rage, better check in with the Flint Mich water dept. and that wonderful liberal government they have in place. Ineptitude runs across both ends of the spectrum.

Anonymous said...

Troll, troll, troll, you goats! Giantly you scream! Morbidly merciless, mired in your murkiness, hating the Liberally Lean.

Seriously, those of you who 'follow' a site for no other reason than to berate every opinion expressed on it .... need to grow another brain cell. And find another reality tv show to occupy your time.

But hey, there ain't no manner of pig slop that can't be made delicious by a good deep-fryin', right?

Barry, you are a far more patient man than me. Hat's off.

Anonymous said...

1:51, You need to ask Rage about pig slop being deep fryed. He stays woke on the deep fryer.

Anonymous said...

Do you hang your liberal arts degree above your French fry station?

Anonymous said...

My dad coached football for 32 years (1966 - 1998). I played for him. When my own son was ready to play my dad said have him play golf. The kinds of injuries he had seen over his career made him decide it was not worth it. Add to that the fact that it is clearly a more deadly game than it was 30 or 40 years ago. Bigger, stronger, faster has meant more deadly injuries.

For those people who say you can't protect your kid from everything and we are being overprotective I ask you this. Would you let your son play Russian roulette? Of course you wouldn't, the risk out weighs the thrill. Well that is the conclusion some of us have come to regarding football.

Anonymous said...

It's not analogous to Russian roulette unless you have a revolver with 50 million round cylinder capacity.

Anonymous said...

Boy's like footbal. Real men play soccer.