The Campaign For DA

10.31.2017

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts



  • I caught so much grief over wearing cargo shorts in the photo that I posted yesterday. One of my buddies even gave me the business about it in person. As I told him, "Once you get to certain age, it's not that you don't understand fashion, it's about the fact that you just don't care."
  • Something that happened yesterday I would never have dreamed of: I spoke in front of a big crowd at the Decatur Convention Center, made a Steve Bannon joke, and actually got quite a few laughs. 
  • In the same event, Decatur lawyer Mark Howell had a very funny line as he takes over as the Wise County Bar Association presidency: "I promise to do the same thing as Barry Green has done for the last 15 years. Nothing." That's quality comedy, sir. And true.
  • I was exhausted yesterday. Traveled from Florida the day before, ended up watching what might be one of the greatest MLB World Series games of all time past midnight, and then woke up shortly after 5:00. I'm too old for that. 
  • The Russia Collusion thing heats up. Look up "Papadopoulos guilty plea." And I love Sean Hannity's defense: "He admitted, OK, he lied to the FBI. I think he is 29 years old." (But all I can think of now is Vegas Vacation and Papagiorgio.")
  • One thing I forgot to mention about Disney World: We did the Haunted Mansion "ride" and I wanted to because it fascinated me thirty years ago. Oh, my. Has it been ramped up. They had a hologram of a head which was one of the most bizarre things I've ever seen.
  • And one thing we didn't even think about: We were there right before Halloween and visitors were dressed up left and right in costumes. It was pretty insane. 
  • As I predicted yesterday, House of Cards has been cancelled. I'm an Entertainment Genius.
  • Reminder to self: Wear a cap or sunscreen when you go to Florida even in October.
  • As a kid, I never dreamed that giving out candy on Halloween would be more fun than getting it. But it may not happen tonight because of the rain.
  • I don't understand how you can deposit a check by taking photos of it. There are obviously safeguards to keep it from being deposited twice, but I don't know how it works. 
  • NFL Commissioner Robert Roger Goodell is a strange guy. I don't know if he is ethical or crazy. He takes on two owners and two of the best players in the league on, arguably, shaky grounds. That being Brady and Bob Kraft, and Zeke and Jerry Jones. He is paid millions a year and he may end up my be losing his job. 
  • There was a fake character on The Ticket once who called Zeke the "Ecstasy Ewok." That's funny.
  • Another travel story: We got to see the overbooked flight where they started the bid process to get someone to give up their seat. Mrs. LL and The Freshman in The House asked me what it would take to stay behind (it included a free hotel and a flight out early the next morning.) And said there was no price. Mrs. LL said there had to be a price. I finally said I would start considering it at $1,500. It went for $600. 



52 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think this is of course just the start. I don't know if Trump will be indicted, but lots of his advisers will be. Papadopolous was wearing a wire, for pete's sake, for weeks or maybe even months. And he was arrested and pled in July! Mueller turned him far earlier than any of us knew he would have gotten anyone to flip, so they are truly screwed.

And these old crimes are just the tip of the iceberg. The investigation started well before Mueller was involved, and Comey was already beefing it up. Now Mueller has almost 20 white-collar crime prosecutors, and they are following every cent.

Manafort is done. Clovis is going to be too, most likely. The only real question is who else they take down with them.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Hey sports genius, it is Roger Goodell.

SpanishWarDonkey said...

This entire thing hinges on getting Papadopoulos to flip. The guy is only 29 or 30, and has a lot of life left to live. He isn't going to spend 20 years behind bars if he can help it. It's impressive Mueller got a confession in July and was able to keep it quiet while gathering further information on Gates and Manafort. And you can bet those two will be pitted against one another and both will end up singing to save their own skin. It's just a question of who does first.

Man, you couldn't write this story. There's a big possibility people from both sides of the aisle get dragged into it. It'll be interesting to see how it plays out.

And before you Trump crybabies say a damn thing about Mueller, he was appointed by GWB, and his appointment as this Special Counsel universally praised by both parties back in May. He doesn't give a damn about politics. The man is ruthless in his search for the truth. When the Enron investigation started to stutter, he went after the wives of executives to get them to talk. Nobody will be off limits.

It's not fake news. It's happening in front of you. Buying your head in the sand doesn't change that. Whatabiuthillary or Heremails is not the issue here. Last I checked she is not president.

Anonymous said...

It doesn't matter who gets indicted or even if Trump gets impeached. This burying your head in the sand thing and name calling is only going to bite you in the ass at the poles again! And it's not the Russians that are doing it! Wake up!

Anonymous said...

Hillary is going down.

Anonymous said...

Spanish Jackass, So only the president and the people around him can be brought up on charges of breaking the law? Get real. The evidence that she and the DNC colluded with, and paid for dirt on Trump is right in front of you.

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

Remember all the jokes and ridicule Pence received when he said he would not be in the same room alone with another woman other than his wife? I bet a whole lot of people right now are wishing that they had done the same thing. Oh how the worm turns.

Anonymous said...

Depositing a picture of a check is no different than depositing the paper check except you did some of the bank's work for them. Paper checks are scanned and transmitted digitally. There's no more paper checks travelling around from bank to bank, with a very few exceptions. It's called Check 21.

DF Milburn Drysdale

Anonymous said...

SWD & All: if you read the plea, Mueller had enough to charge Papadopolous with Conspiracy too, so the fact that he only was charged with lying is very telling. Also, the plea facts end in April 2016 and pick up again in Jan 2017. Pretty sure Mueller has information for that blank time period, but left it out for reasons. Where are the Trumpsters? SAD!

Anonymous said...

SWD—read all the stories on Papadop. He has already flipped, and has been cooperative. He was arrested in July and plead guilty. Since that time, and probably before (the feds make you prove your worth before they finalize anything), he has been providing info and most like has been wired up.

Mueller is rolling these chumps right up, and this is as good as it gets for Trump’s team (not sure it will reach Trump himself). Every day from here on out is going to get worse for them. And staffers will be lining up to rat on them now more than ever.

DF Third Rate Lawyer

Anonymous said...

8:57 YOU ARE ------SPOT ON

Anonymous said...

That Mark Howell is a funny, funny guy.

DF Bill Robbins

Anonymous said...

Everything I've read says the Trump campaign declined all potential meetings Papadopoulos was attempting to set up. No doubt Papadopoulos was developing connections with the Russians, but noticed he has no charges for that because that is not illegal. His charges are for lying about it.

Anonymous said...

"As I predicted yesterday, House of Cards has been cancelled. I'm an Entertainment Genius."

And don't forget a sports genius, Baylor defeats Texas, and a political genius, Trump to fire Sessions and Trump will launch nukes into North Korea.

Anonymous said...

You think you are so funny by renaming your photos to reflect your disdain for President Trump. We know how you feel. Just give it a rest.

Anonymous said...

Heremails? Whatabiuthillary?

Anonymous said...

Election laws are only for the person that won the election. The loser can break all the laws they want.

Anonymous said...

Papadopoulus was indicted for tearing off the tag on his mattress that says "Do not remove under penalty of law."

Sam Brows said...

Hey SWD, who is "buying" their heads in the sand. how is that even done? Is that some new trend the kids or doing?

Anonymous said...

That gal only got one boob?

Anonymous said...

It's a blast watching the left foam at the mouth over nothing.
Poor Mueller had to throw a bone to avoid looking like the fool he is. Especially after the explosive news hitting the airways about Democrats. Problem is, the charges have nothing to do with what the whole investigation was about. He better hope this wasted investigation didn't start due to the Dem paid for dossier either.

Anonymous said...

9:58 The picture "check deposit" function is full of fraud. A little common sense would have stopped this stupid service before it even started. I deal with the fraud commited by this on a regular basis. The banks are too dumb to catch it when people deposit the same check over and over.

Anonymous said...

8:50 - Soros isn’t going to keep paying for these inane posts. Your Dark Lord demands results.

Anonymous said...

SWD - Uranium One

Anonymous said...

10:55 if you read the plea, Mueller could have charged Popadoplous with Conspiracy, because he was using information provided by the Russians to aide the Trump campaign. He didn't get that charge, just the lying one. I wonder why. Hmmm. Is it because Mueller didn't have enough evidence? Mueller had FB posts from Popadoplous, so that can't be it. Why only one charge. Why only have a few months of activity listed within the plea too. That seems strange. I'm sure it is because Popadoplous was not doing anything wrong. BTW: Popadoplous reported to Sessions, so that's how Mueller is going to get him. We'll get an AG in prison. It will be great!

SpanishWarDonkey said...

Sure, it appears that way. Just wondering why a Special Cousel that was appointed by GWB and lauded by everyone at the inception hasn't gone to work on it yet. If the evidence is there I believe it will come out.

SpanishWarDonkey said...

You have nothing to contest my points with so you go after a typo? Damn, you're deep, bro. A real mental giant.

Anonymous said...

Correct 11:57! He has to charge somebody with something. It's been way to long!

wordkyle said...

I'll play the prediction game.
1) After much sturm und drang, during which headlines will pose the most lurid possibilities, some peripheral characters "associated with" the Trump campaign and/or administration will be prosecuted for crimes having nothing to do with colluding with the Russian government to steal the election.
2) There will be little or no prosecution of Democrat misbehavior (i.e., "crimes.") Remember, the honorable James Comey, FBI Director and friend of Robert Mueller, told us flat out that Hillary Clinton violated the law but she wouldn't be prosecuted. There's no reason to believe Mueller will diverge from this standard.

Anonymous said...

SWD your going to be disappointed again.

Anonymous said...

12:40 keep on believing. LOL

Anonymous said...

12:22 Conspiracy? Oh, that's rich.

Anonymous said...

11:22 It sure looks like the Dems are buying their heads. LOL

$12 mil to be exact.

Anonymous said...

Uranium One. Fusion GPS. 145 million to the Clinton Foundation.

Anonymous said...

Can't believe you would not understand how an ATM can't know if a check has already been deposited...it just knows...don't question it.

Anonymous said...

Uranium one is a hologram of a nothing burger. Sort this one into the rock box bin BG

Kaput!!

Sam Brows said...

O.K., SWD, how about I contest your points by referencing the origins of your moniker...generally speaking, a Spanish War Donkey is a torture device designed to inflict great pain and suffering on the target of the punishment by having him or her strapped to a device that looks remarkably like a saw horse, only it has a raised, pointy top, such that an individual strapped to it has all of his or her body weight centered on the point, ensuring he or she is caused great affliction of both mind and body. Generally speaking, your commentary offers similar sensations to all reading same.

Anonymous said...

SWD is soooo right and you all denying and deflecting are so wrong. I'll take note when Wordy backs the beta on her but who really gives a kaput about HRC right now?

Get woke Y'all nazis need to dump the witch hunt and start finding dirt on Bernie fools. Good luck with that!

Anonymous said...

You know, I think ‘federal indictment’ is a drirect Latin translation for ‘nothing’.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Keep on screaming about Hillary you idiots, as you love to remind us she lost. But if you are so fixated on her you just can't let go, I have a proposal for you right wing nuts. I'll gladly give you 2 or 3 indictments for Hillary for 1 impeachment and removal of POS Trump. The country will be better off with both gone and out of public forever. Hell I'll even throw in Soros for getting rid of Citizens United ruling the bane of our current mess.

Anonymous said...

It's hard to tell if Bob has enough evidence to take the unpardonable path with le douche but at the very least he now has massive amounts of compounding plea leverage with his minions now living in utter fear of federal jail time. Bob knows his chess game well

Anonymous said...

But who did the all the processing, DF Milburn Drysdale? Me, that's who.

DF Jane Hathaway

Anonymous said...

12:22 This is 10:55. I cannot find any article that says Papadopoulos could have been charged with conspiracy. Can you share your source that says so?

Anonymous said...

Podesta Group.

Anonymous said...

You boys never paid attention to the successful investigators/attorneys. You start with the easy cases and the smaller fry, then roll them up to get to those higher on the food chain. Might eventually see son and son-in-law standing in the docket as we go up the crime ladder. If that happens, watch Twitter melt down from a certain president letting it fly 24/7.

DF Leon Jaworski

Anonymous said...

Trump still winning

wordkyle said...

I agree that HRC as a primary target right now probably serves as just a distraction. She is important, however, in that both when she was Secretary of State and a presidential candidate the entire Democrat establishment, up to and including the DNC, the media, and departments of the Obama administration supported, promoted, and protected her. (Just ask the Sanders team.)

If Mueller is actually investigating Russian collusion and influence in the election, and not just witch-hunting Trump, then other shoes might very well start to drop and lead up the HRC staircase. In that case, if history is any sort of lesson, expect lots of Democrat insiders to either fall on the sword or wind up dead.

Anonymous said...

RTG== Buttherface

Anonymous said...

3:50 - Whispered prayers to Satan.

SpanishWarDonkey said...

So you've still got nothing? Keep standing on the shoulders of giants little buddy.

Also, congratulations, you taught me something. I just thought the name sounded funny.

Anonymous said...

Trump still twitter whining