The Campaign For DA

11.20.2017

Random Monday Morning Thoughts


  • This is a former Texas rep and former Bridgeport guy who, incidentally, I talked to in Brookshires during the summer:
  • I found Ivanka Trump's twitter account and it is shocking because all she does is try to sell crap. Then, over the weekend, she told us this is how we should decorate the Thanksgiving table. What am I looking at? 
  • A very cursory glance at the Texas high school playoffs revealed that 24 teams (maybe more) scored at least 60 points. And and that does not include 6 man games. 
  • There was an Intoxilyzer Manslaughter in Wise County where a man received 5 years (the range of punishment was probation to 20 years.) That's one year above the standard offer for DWI-Third or More when no one is hurt. 
  • College football: (1) Tech had the worst field goal attempt ever, (2) OU's Baker Mayfield went nuts but he had more than one reason, (3) Coach Bro has no idea what he is doing at Tech. When they actually started running the ball against TCU, he reverts to the pass with a horrible QB, (4) Texas won at West Virginia but, make no mistake, the game was over when WVU's fantastic QB fumbled at the one inch line and left the game with a broken finger. OU plays WVU this week and that game just became a layup. They are a 23 point favorite. (5) LB Hager for Texas is a punk. He was ejected for targeting and, no, the grabbing of his facemask did not cause it. His attitude walking off the field was a disgrace to the 40 Acres. (6) Good for UNT. But they have to face Lane Kiffen and Art Briles' son in the conference championship game. (7) Hot opinion: Auburn beats Alabama. (8) That punt return by USC was the greatest punt returns in the history of punt returns. (9) UCLA fired Jim Mora? He was 46-30. And they fired him on his birthday. (9) The Dallas Morning News didn't realize TCU, as I predicted, rolled at Tech: 
  • Sen. John Coryn is very upset that Trump hasn't authorized more dollars for Harvey victims. Man, that "no big federal government" is hard to figure out. 
  • "Albertsons buys stake in Latino grocer El Rancho Supermercado with plans to open more stores." Just like if you know the future of Texas politics, Albertsons knows the future demographics of grocery buying. 
  • Opening the home windows when a cold front blows through is one of life's greatest joys. Mrs. LL does not agree. 
  • Oh, Alabama: 
  • Told ya! Told ya! (And you guys thought I was crazy): 
  • It is that time of year where Lexus runs ad where one spouse buys another a Lexus. I told Mrs. LL that I would (figuratively) kill her if she bought me a Lexus and put it in the driveway. She then said what a great bit it would have been just to find a friend who has one, borrow it, put a bow on it, and walk me out and say, "Merry Christmas, honey!"
  • The great David Cassidy is in critical condition at the age of 67, When I was a kid, there were girls on my street that had his poster up in their rooms.And if you are around my age, if you don't have, "I think I love you. But what am I so afraid of?" stuck in your head all day, I invite you to go somewhere else for your blog reading. 
  • Charles Manson is dead.
  • This is insane. The guy had a court order ignition interlock device. Those things actually have "rolling tests" although I think the manufacturer/installers instruct drivers to pull off to the side of the road to blow into it. But I've always thought that was a horrible idea.
  • Let's check in on China's Chief Warden's mental health: 
  • And news from Ohio: "No Way!"
  • I don't mean to be to hard on Alabama so often over Roy Moore. There are decent and good people there. Especially the staff at The Birmingham News


54 comments:

Anonymous said...

Barry Is a hero for calling out Ivanka Trump.

Anonymous said...

Barry hopes that some day Texas and the United States will have the same government and culture that Mexicans are fleeing.

Anonymous said...

Fools like Barry can’t see what is happening.

Anonymous said...

It seems you do have a hard on for Alabama. The Tide will roll again over Auburn. For someone that thinks football is harmful, you sure do talk about it alot.

DF Paul Finebaum

Harry Hamid said...

I agree with you about opening the windows. I think it's just about the greatest part of having no significant other/no kids/no pets that there's no one around to complain when I throw open the windows and let the cool air race through the house...

Anonymous said...

Let me see if I can break down the “anti big government” quandary you find yourself in. Conservative Republicans believe in smaller government and keeping more of our tax dollars in our state. But since they are still taking them, we are more than entitled to ask for them when we have one of the largest natural disasters ever on American soil. If they didn’t take them we would be more apt to handle such an unforeseeable expense on our own.

Anonymous said...

We need more immigrants from Mexico here in the U.S. They can vote for the same policies that destroyed their country. It will be awesome because by then, there will be nowhere for any of use to go.

Anonymous said...

I would hope that an illegal nuclear order would be resisted coming from any president. Illegal being the key word here.

Anonymous said...

I’m with you on opening the windows

SpanishWarDonkey said...

Man I hate that old intoxilyzer manslaughter.

Mayfield is a douche of the highest order; he's also a kid. ESPN could've cut away from him being a douche but didn't. Also, Jayhawk players not shaking hands at the start of the game is a bigger douche move.

Kliff's play calling has been some of the most uninspired stuff I've seen in a long time. KSU and WVU should both be wins. Maybe Jason Garrett has room for him on the Cowboys coaching staff.

I think it's disingenuous on your part to make the comment about Cronyn and big government. It is the fed's responsibility to provide for the safety and security of its citizens. The Gulf Coast and (moreso) Puerto Rico are turning into boondoggles.

Doesn't MADD have a big stake in the only company that manufactures vehicle interlocks?

I feel bad for the gay republican. You're told one thing is wrong your entire life, but you also know that one thing is how you feel and there's no way you're going to "pray it away". How does one rectify the two? Where do you even begin? Either way he's screwing up by not taking the Kevin Spacey approach.

Anonymous said...

9:31
No rectify pun intended, I am sure....

NoseALot said...

Did Spanish War Donkey have to use ' rectify ' in his comment.?

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

The kick was not as bad as you make it to be, or others make it to be. He just mishit and pulled it, looking worse than normal because of the increased angle at short distance.

Anonymous said...

That Tech kicker only missed by a few feet. The ball continued on well past the goal post and the angle plus the miss was exaggerated. But when the ball was flying past the left upright, it wasn't that far off. Ridiculous social media crap once again.

Anonymous said...

Hurrah for Allen Vaught! He is a man of good character.

Anonymous said...

Why should you be surprised at Ivanka’s twitter, or Instagram, or anything else? Look at who her parents are.
Never content or satisfied. They are always trying to screw someone out of a dollar.

Anonymous said...

That Tech kicker, if he would have hit the ball straight and snuck it just inside the left upright, would have still hit the last tuba on the left up in the stands. He missed that kick by a few feet, there have been THOUSANDS of kicks missed by a hell of a lot more than that.

Anonymous said...

That's a good looking $1.95 Thanksgiving meal. I am looking up the address of Jimmie Hale Mission now for a small donation. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

DF Guy Who Has Been Hungry in the Past

Anonymous said...

We knew that Ohio guy was gay from the picture. No story needed.

DF National Gaydar Center

Guinjames said...

I don't feel bad for the gay republican, he made a living on publicly outing others for their transgressions but now he wants privacy for himself and family when he is caught with his pants down. (Couldn't resist)

Anonymous said...

UCLA is wrestling with what kind of punishment (athletic & student discipline) to levy on the three errant lads. Any bets they will all be back this season? Over/under? Yea, last chance to teach these young men that stupid actions have consequences and UCLA will probably whiff at it. Sad.

DF Strict Disciplinarian

Anonymous said...

It's always a good idea to actually look both ways and be sure no vehicles are coming when backing out of your driveway into a street. It is VERY scary that TV commercials for cars just show parents with a car full of kids just backing on up...only to have the car "save them" from being mangled by a passing vehicle because of expensive cameras and back up monitors, etc. Did not realize that people getting T-boned out of their driveways was a problem before, but hey...it WASN'T...but it sure will be now thanks to technology that is supposed to prevent it. The march to idiocracy. Never was a problem to begin with...but sure adds to the price of a car. So now, we have people just not even looking anymore, then dying horribly, because they can't use their own eyes or whatever good sense they had.

Anonymous said...

LB Hager for Texas is a punk. He was ejected for targeting and, no, the grabbing of his facemask did not cause it. His attitude walking off the field was a disgrace to the 40 Acres

Terrible call by the ref, as noted by multiple analysts covering the game. Its Football.
Gave the Hook'em Horns sign walking out, that is a disgrace?

Barry, why don't you go down to Austin this week and call the kid a "punk" to his face. See how that works out for you.

Hager is 6'4" and 245 lbs. I would pay money to watch that.

Anonymous said...


So Barry -- The only good and decent people are the ones that agree with you?

Anonymous said...

I always thought David Cassidy looked a bit longingly at his TV mother & real step-mom Shirley Jones in the Partridge Family show. Maybe I imagined that though. She was a babe back then and still is for an older lady.

DF Beauty Never Ages - Just Matures Like a Fine Wine

Anonymous said...

Hey Bu...

I'm sure you've seen where Baylor is allowing alumni to nominate candidates for two Regent chairs. The winners will be elected by popular vote of Baylor alums.

If you slip me a 20, I'll even vote for you.

Anonymous said...

The centerpiece rule for our home gathering is make it all edible. Fruit, veggies, and other cornucopia items. Makes cleanup much easier after the big holiday meal and solves the after-meal snack problem.

DF Texas Country Folk

Anonymous said...

Allen Vaught is a great politician. He is for the working class and supports unions. If only Wise county were run by him.

Anonymous said...

You are looking at a nigger head inside a giant clam shell and some other crappy decorations!

Anonymous said...

What is "intoxilyzer manslaughter?"

Anonymous said...

To Kyle Word.....I ordered and received your book. So far so good. Love the character development. Great story!

Anonymous said...

Charlie don’t surf.

Malcolm Young is dead, forget Manson. Let’s focus on the real celebrity death.

Anonymous said...

If I lived in Alabama, I'd certainly vote for Roy Moore. There is zero tangible proof of any credible allegations thus far and whatever he might have done in his younger days would have to pale in comparison to those acts perpetrated by one previous sitting POTUS by the name of Clinton.

Anonymous said...

RTG-WOOF!

BUTTERFACE.

Anonymous said...

No, what Albertsons knows what I already know leaving here in crappy Brownsville, Texas. HEB down here can charge whatever they want and line their pockets with guess what? Lone star money. These "needy" spend all their line star money on briskets and fjiats (which they sell to others and restaurants. Price is no object, amounts are no objects, is all welfare money. HEB here cares more about them , than the hardworking people, we have become the minority and we get treated like second class citzens.

Anonymous said...

Ivanka's site does not "tell us" how to decorate for Thanksgiving. Totally the opposite, the decoration idea is intended for those who have no other ideas to turn to, as clearly stated on the site. And, just how many other corporate executives have sites that promote "crap"? Uh, about 99% of them.

Anonymous said...

Fijats for 2😂

Why Guy said...

RTD = Random Thoughts DUDE!

Anonymous said...

Interesting that you defend B Mayfield's behavior with "but...", and then call Hager a "punk" and "His attitude walking off the field was a disgrace...". Could you be showing some of that "Evil Empire" thingy you have?

Not only did the O lineman hold and pull Hager down and to his left by the facemask, he also had a firm grip with his right hand on Hager's shoulder pad/jersey, by which he pulled Hager even more to his left after releasing the facemask, and then gave a shove in the back after Hager passed him, only an instant before making contact with the QB. Hager was clearly not in control of his body position nor trajectory at the moment of impact. The combination of what he did with both of his hands (either of which shoulda/coulda been flagged) appears to have caused the illegal and dangerous contact. Hager was on his way to a spectacular belly flop if the QB hadn't been in his way. I see no difference between that play and a no-call when a defender is blocked into a punter.

Anonymous said...

Zits, no boobs, nasty hair and that face. Damn, Green, what the hell were you thinking?

Anonymous said...

I CAN'T BELIEVE THERE'S ONLY BEEN ONE COMMENT ABOUT THE "NUCLEAR GENERAL". WOW. Believe me, if there was a General (normally a one star Brigadier General) down in the basement in the Pentagon Command Post that refused to carry out the Nuclear Option Order, he would be shackled in a New York minute. And, WHO decides whether the nuclear order is "illegal" or not? I tend to believe a story from The Drudge Report. They usually are credible, BUT, I PROMISE YOU, if ANY senior officer on duty that day were to "question" his orders, he would be demoted and reassigned to Alaska as the "Runway Temperature Monitor".

Anonymous said...

12:30 you may need professional counseling to deal with that anger. May we suggest Dr. Gonzalez Gonzalez? Twice the name for twice the pain.

DF Professional Counseling Referral Service of Texas, LLP, PDQ, LSMFT

Anonymous said...

I always wondered how Lt. Colonel Kilgore knew Charlie didn't surf.

DF Captain Willard

Anonymous said...

Roy Moore's defense is now being coordinated by the USC Punt Return team. Hey y'all, look over here.

DF Satan is a Republican

Anonymous said...

THE CENTERPIECE OF OUR TABLE IS THE FESTIVUS POLE. THEN WE HAVE THE AIRING OF THE GRIEVANCES.

wordkyle said...

1145 - Thanks. I hope you enjoy the rest of the story.

Anonymous said...

Those two wine glasses in Ivanka's centerpiece probly cost more than my truck

Anonymous said...

If anybody in our house has a grievance he gets to eat outside. That's kinda why we call it Thanksgiving. Save your grievances for the New Year party. They are more interesting if everyone is inebriated.

Anonymous said...

mishit happens

Anonymous said...

11:06 - "The centerpiece rule for our home gathering is make it all edible."

Hey 11:06, just curious;
What's the paper towel rule for home gatherings? Electric knife rule? Ambient lighting rule?

Anonymous said...

Grocery store chains are terrified of Amazon same day delivery. Albertson's knows that Mexicans won't buy from Amazon.

The Backdoor Intruder

Anonymous said...

I agree with you. Also, the man blowing is taking the heat. It’s the woman’s fault for backing out in front of him.

Anonymous said...

11:06 thank you for your inquiry. Not rules as such, but our practice by tradition:

1. Everyone gets cloth holiday napkins, except the very young children & Grandpa. They all get paper towels or paper napkins. Grandpa has his own roll. And he uses a lot of it.
2. No electric knife. Old school with a family carving knife handed down many times through generations. Sharp as the dickens.
3. No candles. Too many crazy relatives to risk accidental fire. Stopped candles several years back when a great aunt caught the puffy sleeve of her chiffon Sunday-Go-To-Meeting dress on fire passing food across the table. No more after that. Just normal lighting.

Happy Thanksgiving!

DF Texas Country Folk