The Campaign For DA

10.26.2017

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts


  • Texas House Speaker Joe Straus is not running for re-election. He was the only thing keeping the legislature from being out of control.
  • Long time JP2 employee Tammy Cowley Sosa is running for JP. 
  • “I’m a nice person. I’m very intelligent.” — Trump yesterday. I've never met anyone intelligent who told me they were intelligent. 
  • Oh, George. 
  • John Coryn endorsed crazy Roy Moore in Alabama.
  • I still find it amazing that Abilene High is in a district full of Keller High Schools. 
  • Did you know Congress late at night this week removed consumer protection against credit card companies and it took VP Mike Pence to break the tie vote? 
  • The Dodgers used 22 players in last night's lost to the Astros.
  • We had a Confederacy of Dunces gather in Texas yesterday: 
  • So the Democrats funded the researcher of the shocking "Trump Dossier"? Oh, the horror! Just wait until Mueller tells us that even part of it is true. 
  • Every now and then I'll get a call from an out of town attorney who has a Wise County criminal case and wants to know about the personality of the prosecutor. (Which is a great question if you are trying to help someone.) If I don't know the caller, I'll make it very brief. If it is a long time friend, I'll go on for 15 minutes. As I have been told, I'm an observer of the Human Condition. 
  • It bugs me that during the day, some new cars will cause one of the headlights to go off if someone hits their turn signal. 


66 comments:

Anonymous said...

Besides you telling us every day that you are? And that you are a sports genius?

Noted.

Anonymous said...

It bugs me that during the day, some new cars will cause one of the headlights to go off if someone hits their turn signal.

I hope you'll be able to adjust.

Anonymous said...

When folks like Barry and Mike Rawlings lament Joe Straus stepping down, it is a good thing for the state of Texas.

Anonymous said...

You need to read a couple these comments...or better yet have the family dog proofread several of them...making no sense at all.

You embarrass yourself every day

Anonymous said...

Barry can’t see himself.

Anonymous said...

https://jalopnik.com/heres-why-modern-cars-turn-off-one-of-their-lights-when-1792394567

Anonymous said...

I have never known an observer of the human condition who told people that they were an observer of the human condition.

Anonymous said...

Why does Barry feel the need to destroy America if he’s just st going to move to Costa Rica anyway?

Anonymous said...

Did you know Congress late at night this week removed consumer protection against credit card companies and it took VP Mike Pence to break the tie vote? 

Did you know there is so many riders and so much BS written by all those DC elites and sucky lawyers, that we never really know everything that is in any bill until it is often too late? What citizen has the time to just study that stuff?

Anonymous said...

So the Democrats funded the researcher of the shocking "Trump Dossier"? Oh, the horror! Just wait until Mueller tells us that even part of it is true


Really??? You was all over that shit and Trumps rump when the tables were turned against him. Now that the truth comes out, it isn't the 'truth' anymore?????

Anonymous said...

The Dodgers used 22 players in last night's lost to the Astros.



I know you are highly intelligent like Trump and Cuban, but.......


The Dodgers used 22 players in last night's LOSS to the Astros.

Ernest T said...

So I guess everyone can rag on Trump and call him an idiot, but he can't defend himself that remind people that he is fairly intelligent. He is not calling himself a genius or anything, just saying that he is smart.

He would have to be fairly smart to build up his company like he did. That is not something that an absolute idiot would be able to do.

I really worry about you and this Trump derangement. Just wonder if you are going to make it 4 years, much less 8 years if he is re-elected!

Anonymous said...

Kellogg's to replace racially insensitive Corn Pops boxes following Twitter call out



More stupid libtard socialism.

Anonymous said...

"A Confederacy of Dunces" has to be one of my favorite books!

Anonymous said...

"Now that the truth comes out, it isn't the 'truth' anymore?????"

You mean, "When the truth came out earlier this summer, but Fox News only manufactured my outrage yesterday, it isn't the 'truth' anymore??????"

Anonymous said...

I'll miss Joe Straus. We would have the stupid bathroom bill if it weren't for him.

mzchief said...

Let me make sure I fully understand this line of thinking: Barry disparages people who admit to being intelligent, " I've never met anyone intelligent who told me they were intelligent.," just as much as those who fail to understand they're as "dumb as a box of rocks."

"I'm convinced that I have people who comment on here who are brilliant and others who are as dumb as a box of rocks. (The box of rocks boys will never understand they are in the Box Of Rocks category.)"

Source

I really would like to know what narrow swath of humanity does Barry have any real respect/appreciation/favour and does he even meet the criteria he sets for others.

Just a reminder: We all have far more for which to be grateful than to gritch about. Focus on the gritching and your life will be a soul-sapping endless grind.

Anonymous said...

Never understood why the UIL does this with districts. Growing up in Springtown, we were in districts with Wichita Falls and Comanche, which is a good two hour drive in a school bus. Rough especially for games on school nights.

IMHO the UIL should take that into consideration when making districts.

David Sibley said...

I, too, lament Joe Straus not running for reelection. In the 70's, Texas was rock solid Democrat. Their primary campaigns drove the party further and further left, thus driving away moderate Democrats. Republican primaries are driving the party further and further to the right. There will be a reckoning.

David Sibley said...

And I've never heard an intelligent person say he/she was intelligent

Anonymous said...

I have observed that people who are telling others how “intelligent, powerful, rich, and wonderful” they are, usually are not. The old phrase “tooting your own horn” happens when someone is not nearly as great as they wish to be perceived.

DF Einstein

Triple Fake... said...

Most people wouldn't come right out and say "I'm intelligent". But I bet you know plenty of folks who get around that by wowing you with their advanced degrees, job titles, their SAT scores, or how they're Chris-Chrissing it at work and making a killing, bro!

I've never really noticed headlamps go out during turn signals. But it took me only about five seconds to guess why they do that. The article linked to by a commenter confirmed it. I'm just letting you know that because I'm a nice person.

It's very un-PC nowadays to associate any group with the Confederacy. That book should be banned/burned based solely on the title, and any future references to it will be known as A Union of Dunces

Triple Fake Guy Montag

Anonymous said...

"Texas House Speaker Joe Straus is not running for re-election. He was the only thing keeping the legislature from being out of control."

Texans don't understand what a problem this is. Fully 50% of every policy-driven law passed in the next session will be challenged and overturned in court. It will be a gold mine for lawyers. And an embarrassment to the state. It will expose the basest instincts of the racists and bigots that Straus has been holding back.


"John Coryn endorsed crazy Roy Moore in Alabama."

It cracks me up that all of the "Rule of Law" Republicans love guys like Moore, who has been removed from office for--not obeying the law.


"We had a Confederacy of Dunces gather in Texas yesterday: "

Room full of attention whores. Notably absent: The most powerful man in Texas, who was single-handedly responsible for thwarting the worst policies of those in the picture. Straus.


"So the Democrats funded the researcher of the shocking "Trump Dossier"? Oh, the horror! Just wait until Mueller tells us that even part of it is true."

Some of it has already been verified by US intelligence sources. That was when Trump was going after the FBI, CIA, etc. DOesn't matter who paid for it--and it also revealed that Trump staff had meetings with Russians that were not disclosed/concealed, and that Trump campaigners attempted to work with Assange--someone holding US secrets that Republicans would want hanged if they didn't want to know what he knows. Several other aspects of the Dossier have been informally confirmed, meaning that they know it happened, they just can't report it as fact due to lack of enough verification. That dossier is probably 95% accurate.


Rage

Anonymous said...

"I really would like to know what narrow swath of humanity does Barry have any real respect/appreciation/favour and does he even meet the criteria he sets for others."

Easy answer...

The daily RTGs.

Anonymous said...

I feel charming
Oh, so charming
It's alarming how charming I feel!
And so pretty
That I hardly can believe I'm real

DF Intelligent Donnie Trump
DF On the West Side

Anonymous said...

Congress once again kowtows to Wall Street and strips away our individual rights to go after crooked and bandit banks and business. Only arbitration where Big Business gets to pick the arbitrator and no later appeal to a court of law. Guess who gets protected? It is certainly not Joe Citizen.

DF Joe Citizen

Anonymous said...

George, keep your hands to yourself!

DF Barbara Bush

Anonymous said...

9:14, I agree - "I have never known an observer of the human condition who told people that they were an observer of the human condition."
AND so seriously condemns a good 70% of those he observes.

Anonymous said...

There is no perfection like Barry's perfection...

except my sister's.

Anonymous said...

Joe Straus leaving the Texas House? Oh My God! The dam on Lake Crazy is about to break. I am reminded of something Granny once said. She observed that one Crazy Uncle at Thanksgiving was kind of cute and sometimes funny. A whole table full of Crazy Relatives was a s***show. I think we are going to experience that type of show in the 2019 Legislative session.

DF Norman Rockwell

Anonymous said...

This just in: Senator John Cornyn says cancer not so bad. Also says we should be happy about car wrecks because it gives us an opportunity to go new car shopping afterwards. And Mussolini made the trains run on time. Never appreciated enough for that.

DF The World Through Rose Colored Glasses

Anonymous said...

Barry, you should to listen the this podcast -> The Death of Sergei Magnitsky (with Bill Browder) on Stay Tuned with Preet. Preet Bharara, if you remember, is the US DA from NYC that was fired by trump.

Fascinating insight on how the Magnitsky Act came about. While you're at it, listen to his very first podcast explaining what happened to get him fired.

Was going to tweet it to you, but figured this was easier.

@r......4

Anonymous said...

Barry and Rosie ODonnell are worried that they may not survive the Trump presidency.

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

HW Bush owes a much larger apology for something a bit more significant than sexual harassment. Unfortunately whatever JFK files are released won’t have anything to say about it.

Anonymous said...

Rage, Do you use peanut, vegetable, canola or olive oil to cook your fries?

Anonymous said...

Uranium One.

Anonymous said...

Is Wordkyle posting under Ano ymous today, because I laughed about Trump being a smart businessman. Sure, sweetie. I'm sure he is hella smart for starting his business with money from his dad, declaring bankruptcy multiple times, and never paying his bills. I'm laughing at you and your belief that just because someone surrounds themself in gold, they are smart and rich.

Anonymous said...

Hey Barry, Prager University gets 500 million views a year. Leftist Google is trying to suppress their videos. PragerU is filling a lawsuit against Google. Remember when you thought that PragerU was an online University?

SpanishWarDonkey said...

Without Straus, we are about to become a laughing stock at all the laws Austin will pass that get slapped down.

Ironically, parents will now have to send their kids to private schools if they DON'T want their children being told the earth is 6,000 years old.

God, help us.

Sam Brows said...

Barry has officially been called out by MIZ..."narrow swath of humanity" might just be the most golden string of four words every typed on this blog. The point deserves a response. Perhaps in tomorrow's RTs. Miz for the win today.

Anonymous said...

10:18 - “Rage” Soros isn’t going to keep paying you if you just copy and paste off Huffpo.

Anonymous said...

There is one rock in the box that I'd like to help out: The "Rage cooks french fries" guy.

Can we crowd source some new lines for that guy?

Anonymous said...

11:04 - vegetable

Anonymous said...

Your hitting on something there, the truth is BG is just as thin skinned as Trump and that's why he hates him so much. They have similar personality flaws but BG handles his responses to criticism a little differently. He toots his own horn in humblebrag form and shoots down his detractors using devices like you pointed out above. The fragility is quite glaring and I'm surprised more cases of the vapors haven't occurred.

Anonymous said...

Hey, kid. I'm a computer.

DF PORKCHOPSANDWICHES

Anonymous said...

Those that can't argue with Rage, comeback with insults. That is the best they got.

Anonymous said...

I had a weird dream in which I met the LiberallyLean.com guy for the first time. He appeared at my front door on Saturday morning with two tickets to the Texas/Baylor game at Waco and said, “Let’s go,” nodding his head in the direction of his running car parked curbside.

Who do you think made the above comment?
A) Dud Kennedy
B) Bag of Nothing
C) Gordon Todd Keith
D) Dale Hansen, The Blubbering Bloviator
E) Mark Davis
F) Steve Eagar

And the answer is
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B) Bag of Nothing
Gross.Me.Out

Anonymous said...

@1:34. The same could be said for WK. The difference between WK and Rage is that Rage acts like he's about to go see UNT when he lectures people from his sanctimonious podium.

Anonymous said...

12:58

You may want to rethink the thin skinned comment.

Barry approves everyone one of the posts on this board. If he was thin skinned, a significant number would never see the light of day.

Anonymous said...

12:21, Thanks for the help. I've come to realize it's demeaning to make fun of someones occupation. So I'll only make fun of his paper hat. Feel better now?

Anonymous said...

1:34, I've never seen Rage post an insult, ever, in the history of ever. Never. I'd rather be a rock in a box of rocks than the guy that's dumber than the box.

Anonymous said...

This Russian dossier Clinton collusion just another scandal is really getting interesting. We might get to see Clinton and her lawyer get frog marched since he lied about his involvement to investigators. She and her team just can't seem to tell the truth.

On a different note, Elizabeth Pocohontas Warren also got caught in another lie when she said she was sexually harassed when she was a professor. The man that supposedly lunged at her and chased her around a desk, just happened to be in a wheel chair. Let that sink in for a moment. Then later after said professor died, she attended the funeral and gave a eulogy praising the man. Let that sink in also.

Anonymous said...

10:10 DF Einstein, I thought tooting your own horn was what Steve Bannon did in the privacy of his White House office. At least, that's what The Mooch and the guys told me and then laugh uproariously. I never understood what they meant.

DF Kellyanne Conway

Anonymous said...

Skippy, I've noticed the same thing. Whenever I see a new car with it's headlights on during the day, I'll hit my turn signal and watch one of it's headlights go out. Strange huh?

Anonymous said...

"So the Democrats funded the researcher of the shocking "Trump Dossier"? Oh, the horror! Just wait until Mueller tells us that even part of it is true."

So what is it with Hillary and her cronies and the Russians? She was able to enrich herself to the tune of 145 million dollars with her dealings with them, but yet we as taxpayers are spending millions on team Mueller to investigate Trump's collusion with Russia. And no one has ever said that collusion is against the law.

Anonymous said...

Sorry to disagree Ernest T. Trump can defend himself all he wants. Makes no never mind to me because he is a slug and a liar.

In regards to his business success:

1. Inherited most of the empire of dad Fred Trump Sr. Donald is not a self-made man.
2. Screwed the family of brother Fred Jr by re-drafting their father's will to basically cut them out. Fred Sr was in dementia. When the family sued, he immediately cut off their family corporation health benefits to Fred Jr's kids, including a boy with seizures and cerebral palsy.
3. Repeated business bankruptcies to screw his business partners and folks who do business with him. Always skims his personal fees off the top of the failing business before it croaks. Read about the small family Philly cabinetmaker business that he screwed when they provided custom woodwork to the Trump casino in Atlantic City.
4. The only business partner he never screwed was the New York Mafia. Too afraid to do to them what he did to many others.

I don't live in a fantasy land that all good businessmen are angels. Look at Henry Ford. He built a fantastic American empire that provided countless U. S. citizens with good jobs, even continuing today. As a man, he some major character flaws and racial biases. But he knew building business where your workers made money and spent it was good for his business and America. The only thing Donald Trump is good at building is his own narcissistic ego and the fake story of his business success.

Rant over.

DF Shout It From the Mountaintop

Anonymous said...

"John Coryn endorsed crazy Roy Moore in Alabama."

John who?

The head of the California KKK endorsed Hillary. But yet not a peep was made of it like there was when David Duke endorsed Trump. So what's your point Skippy?

Anonymous said...

LL might want to change teams now=. Trump winning
Tax reform, Russia, repeal of Obama care, stock market, jobs, emigration , Winning

SpanishWarDonkey said...

If you think BG is as thin-skinned as Trump then you're operating on a whole other level of stupid. BG approves every comment that gets posted here. You morons call him names, question his integrity, bring his family into it, and he lets it all go. Our President cries like an overweight bully in the schoolyard when somebody stands up to him ON A DAILY BASIS. Our dark overlord steers into the skid.

It sounds like a humble brag to most of you because you're hypocritical people. BG being a genuinely good dude, and not when it's convenient or because his hand is forced by keeping up with the church jones' might seem like he's arrogant, but it's exactly the opposite. Everyone has their flaws, sure, BG included. But that you people come here daily to complain about the blog that nobody forces you to read tells me all I need to know about the mental fortitude and capacity of the average detractor here.

Anonymous said...

not true 435, Rage can throw an insult with the best of the moral conservatives. but it is responding to a comment, or defending his comment. not just a one line insult like from the french fry guy. maybe you are the french fry guy.

wordkyle said...

If you want to evaluate the troll's behavior, go back to 2011 when he first showed up. He earned the troll designation by how he acted. Nothing's changed. You feed him by reacting.

Anonymous said...

5:10 Facts are not your strong suit are they?

Anonymous said...

5:10 Thank you so much for reminding us how wonderful it is to FINALLY have a president who didn't have to hide his background like Obama did.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like James Wilson came to your courthouse.

Anonymous said...

HaHa 5:10, fine qualities in a president. Not so sure he just poured his heart out about it though. Don't think he told all about that before the election. Nice job reversing the point though.