The Campaign For DA

10.24.2017

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts


  • Billy O'Reilly paying a jaw dropping $32 million to settle a sex harrassment case is, well, jaw dropping. And to think Fox News gave him a new contract after it. And to think Hannity had him on his show this month. Fox News is all about family values. 
  • The Cowboys' Sean Lee is hurt again. Who would believe it?
  • This first Twin Peaks Waco Biker Trial is weird. It's not about who is a shooter, it's about who was in charge. What a stupid case to pick to start it all out with. And remember, 177 people were arrested. 
  • Trump Jr. is in Arlington today. UNT is sponsoring it. Mrs. LL and I discussed going to it simply to protest with a creative sign. 
  • When I was a kid, dad took us to Disneyland. For $20 extra, passengers got to take a helicopter to Anaheim. It probably seated 20. My mother thought it was very unstable. One week later, the helicopter crashed killing passengers. 
  • The Denton courthouse uses private security folks to screen people coming in. (But why there are five seems a little odd, however.)
  • Good lord. Is everyone corrupt?
  • There has to be a shortage of construction workers. I've mentioned before that the Love's in Bridgeport has taken forever to complete. There's a convenience store on 287 in the heart of Decatur that looks like it will never be completed. The hotel by the convention center in Decatur is moving very slowly. 
  • According to this morning's Update, a Wise County deputy was involved in a shooting in Chico.
  • It is now October 24th, and the Governor has still not appointed a new district judge for Wise and Jack Counties. Once again, there is a primary election in March. 
  • The great Dentist Dr. Dan in Bridgeport warned me years ago I had a impacted wisdom tooth problem that would cause problems. I ignored him. I shouldn't have. 
  • Former Tech coach, Mike Leach, who I love and is crazy, discusses the difference between Vikings and Pirates. 
  • Is it just me seeing this, or are there more temporary license plate paper tags lately? And wouldn't that be a great scam? You could print them out with a legitimate number of a car that matches the make and model of you car if you had access to the right database. 

41 comments:

Anonymous said...

I've seen more paper tags the last 18 months or so. It has to be a scam. A lot of rock trucks running expired paper tags, too.

Anonymous said...

O'Reilly is a douche, but MSNBC is certainly no HQ of morality either. Lawrence O'Donnell is a turd. Must be something about those O names. And yes, there is a severe shortage of skilled labor nation wide. I had some remodel work done earlier this summer and is was hell to even get people to show up for bids.

Triple Fake... said...

the craziness of Leach is that he even considered answering the question. But the real crazy is the reporter who thought up the question, and then posed it to him. Aren't press conferences held by football coaches supposed to be about their team, and the opposing team?

Wasn't there a story done not too long ago about how paper tags actually are some kind of scam now?

You would consider protesting someone who isn't an elected, or even appointed, official, just to hold up some goofy sign with a cute saying on it. Don't you have plenty of interwebs cred already? Please don't further devolve to that level. There are way too many fame whoores out there now with zero accomplishments

Roy Eaton said...

Messenger staffer just noticed that the 114 West signs in Grapevine that once said "Bridgeport" now say "Southlake"

Anonymous said...

Concerning the paper tags—I saw a report on the news about paper tags being printed by home computers. The news story was at least 2 weeks ago.

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

Trump Jr. is in Arlington today. UNT is sponsoring it.

Yeah Donald Trump Jr., who is 39 years old, will make $100,000 in Arlington. His Secret Service code name is Mountaineer.

George W. Bush at the same age was likely drunk on his ass or coked out. Bush Jr's Secret Service code name during his daddy's administration was Tumbler for his partying ways.

Anonymous said...

Also a shortage of defense being coached in Decatur

Anonymous said...

Heard that druggies in cars with out of state plates are starting to cover them with fake/stolen paper/temporary tags.

Anonymous said...

From what I have heard...Part of the holdup with the Love's station was that they ran into an unmarked flow line and had to haggle with an oil company. Oil company wanted a lot of money...I understand after some additional research it was found that the oil company did not have an easement for the line and they had to pay. There is no way of knowing how many times that occurred in the past and how many unmarked lines there are in this county.

Anonymous said...

Got enough gas for that VW micro bus to make it to Arlington?
Also, noticed XM radio has a dedicated Grateful Dead station.
Get to trucking.

Not Sam

Anonymous said...

Wikipedia article on the helicopter crash
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Angeles_Airways_Flight_841

Anonymous said...

Skippy, be sure you and the wifey cover your faces and wear all black when you are throwing piss bombs.

SpanishWarDonkey said...

The question is a bit he's started with the press up there. They do the normal thing and then he takes a couple random questions at the end. It's really just that nobody cares of about the boring, robotic "coach" answers. The funny questions are just better.

SpanishWarDonkey said...

It's crazy, really. The tenacity of the Trump lovers to sling mud at W, who just a short 8 years ago could do no wrong.

Anonymous said...

Want to tag onto a topic that was mentioned...construction.
DFW is quickly approaching a labor crisis in commercial and residential construction. It is a perfect storm of immigration, hurricanes, and hot housing market. Latinos are the lifeblood of construction and tight now, there are simply no workers to build right now. Everyone was so quick to jump on thew immigration bandwagon without thinking of the consequences. You are never going to find white, millennials that can stick frame or lay tile. Qualified construction workers are now at a premium and asking for top pay. That forces the cost of housing to go up. Suddenly, the $200,000 house now will cost $250,000 - $275,000. Also, workers are also headed to hurricane ravaged areas with offers up to $5000 a week in pay. Now the house will not only be more expensive, it is also going to take longer due to the lack of labor. More and more companies are relocating to Texas with the lax business regulations (Texas will let you blow up an entire town without blinking an eye - West, Texas). Construction companies are being asked to do more with less, faster, cleaner, and cheaper.
It will come to a head within the next 6 months to a year.

DFW Godfather

Anonymous said...

Mrs. LL and I discussed going to it simply to protest with a creative sign.

Please illumine your readers with what pithy protest message you plan to display. Feel free to provide examples of how your actions will elevate substantive discourse on critical issues.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, What exactly has Trump Jr. done to warrant this speaking position? Talk with the Russians? Oh, wait, he was born.

Anonymous said...

Paper tags are also a favorite tactic of the sovereign citizen movement in their efforts to avoid the gob'ment.

Anonymous said...

I love it when I see a Tea Party plate. They are against the government so much that they made sure the government knows about it.

Anonymous said...

I am sure Billo did nothing bad. He probably paid that $32 million because he just wanted to help a gal down on her luck. Yea.

DF Likely Story

Anonymous said...

Now that I have shut down those illegal Mexican construction workers, I can now start on closing the borders to those illegal Canadian construction workers. What, there ain't none? Success already!

DF Donald F. tRump

Anonymous said...

10:58/ Godfather
What you stated is a Texas, and generally a Southern thing.
I have been in the construction industry all my life, and my brain has become wired to seeing only wets in the industry and on the job site since somewhere in the late 80's forward. Now up here in the NW i see your young whippersnappers dragging concrete, digging water lines, roofing houses, framing, doing masonry, hanging sheetrock,even shoveling snow, ect.ect, --and they all seem happy about it and are making a nice living.
This mental imprint that has been implanted into the average American that we can't build our own shelters without some form of Latino effort is BS.

Not Sam

Anonymous said...

11:18

Sort of like Chelsea Clinton. You liberals are morons.

Anonymous said...

There is a shortage of construction workers. Many have relocated to the coast. This usually happens after natural disasters.

DF Robinhood Lane Gangster

Anonymous said...

NEVER ignore Dr. Dan!!! He's the best!!

janneba said...

Channel 11 did a news report on those paper tags and being printed illegally maybe 2-3 weeks ago

Anonymous said...

This is our regular reminder that Not Sam doesn't want you to pay Mexicans to do labor that he will do for twice the cost.

Anonymous said...

Just wait until we get into the construction industry in the South. Get your checkbook ready, comrade.

DF The Russian Mafia
df specialty is cement overshoes

Anonymous said...

Not Sam,
You neglect to mention how those people up in the NW are making union wages also. Then, what would normally be a $200,000 house has turned into a $350,000 house. People need to be careful what they wish for. If they want to rid their country of the brown people, they will have to accept paying more for just about everything. Picking the crops on the farm, scrubbing bathrooms, laying brick, etc. Plus, I do not believe that you can find gringos that will work for the pay that is offered in the South. As a matter of fact, construction wages stayed pretty stagnant after the 2008 Great Depression. Many construction workers left the industry all together during that time and never came back thus further contributing to a shrinking labor force in construction.

DFW Godfather

Anonymous said...

Wise County growth over the past 20 years has been weaksauce. It always seems to take forever for something to get built. Roadways, commercial buildings, and homes appear to spring up overnight in the metroplex. What's our problem?

Anonymous said...

We could quit building stupid big houses we don't need. That 2500 sf house that cost 200K could just be 1800 sf and still cost 200K. We by and large build much bigger houses than we need. It would at least be a start on saving the planet, right?.... Oh wait, you don't really want to save the planet, do you?

Anonymous said...

No, everyone is not corrupt. A report on someone being honest, unless it's someone turning in a found bag of money, does not sell papers or generate clicks.

Anonymous said...

11:18, NBC paid Chelsea Clinton 600 thousand dollars to do one interview. And a hard hitting interview it was. She interviewed the GEICO gecko. And if it was up to me, she would have won a Peabody award for it.

Anonymous said...

4:50, Of course I want to save the planet. That's why I took Cheryl Crowes advice and only use 1 square of toilet paper after I drop a deuce. I've already noticed a temperature drop.

Anonymous said...

Dear Godfather,
What everyone seems to be advocating is for the government to subsidize your ability to have your house roofed for let's say 30% less than what a tax paying citizen will do it for?
Like it or not- that is what it amounts to. Perry Homes gets their houses built on a lesser margin- passes it on to the consumer- the state and federal government ( that would be me and you) subsidize the costs or keeping the stable of wets here to accomplish said tasks.
You need your house painted- you hire Mr Mex- he does the job for 2000 cash. Then you wonder why the taxes are going up on reduced revenues into the coffers.
Got it.

Not Sam

Anonymous said...

How about the news that Clinton and Obummer were the ones working with the Russians's to throw the election?
Looks like LL had it wrong . Any apologize

Bear said...

If the left is accusing someone of doing something (anything) it is because the left is doing it already.

The left projects to the right every day. They constantly accuse the conservatives of doing exactly what they are doing.

Anonymous said...

Not Sam,
That is a tired talking point - "Illegals dont pay taxes"
Unless every merchant in Texas stopped charging sales tax on items bought, they pay taxes just like you and I do...

Anonymous said...

9:53
Weak, very weak.
Let's review.
Sales tax- yep. Walmartinez for groceries.
Few durable goods besides tvs, electronics. Ect.
Now to the nut cutting.
Vehicles- usually lower priced off of tote the notes.
Property tax on 350,000 houses to support their 5 kids in local school district. Nope- majority rent low income housing with many more warm bodies than the norm.
Federal taxes- nope.
Most max out withholding to the bare minimum by claiming 6 dependants.
Or make most of their income by cash.
Yes, sales tax is paid by them, but their spending habits negates any real contribution in the broader spectrum.
But by all means keep defending them.

Anonymous said...

shortage of construction workers?

construction workers are mainly undocumented Mexican immigrants, so make a guess as to why there are fewer Mexicans in the US to do construction.

Answer: #Drumpf