The Campaign For DA

11.02.2017

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts


  • More and more I'm convinced people drive like morons. I'll have people blow by me in Rhome doing 85 and  weaving in and out of traffic. Not only might you cause a wreck, you are begging to be stopped. 
  • I wonder where the missing Wise County K-9 dog ended up. I'm guessing he's fine and in someone's care. 
  • I feel sorry for Yu Darvish after being lit up in two World Series games. I also feel sorry for his agent as he hits free agency. 
  • One of the oddest things I've seen happened last night in the game when some Astro walked up to the plate in the first inning and tipped his batting helmet to Yu Darvish. That was solely to mess with his head. It worked. Edit: I didn't get to posting the comments to around 10:00. Uh, I'm pretty sure now that the tip of the hat was actually an apology. 
  • Because of a part-time job, I've spent a pretty good amount of time with Decatur's Chief of Police Rex Hoskins over the last couple of months. (I've known him for years.) But now I know why he has been Chief for decades. His attitude when something is getting out of hand is not "You better back down and shut up or I'm putting you against the wall and you are going to be arrested." No, his attitude is, calmly, to say "Come over here, calm down, and let's talk about this." And it has worked every time. 
  • Mrs. LL yesterday: "My shoulder has frozen up again." (I don't want to tell her, but I'm not sure I remember the first time it happened.) 
  • What that guy did was moronic and he needed to be fired. But $500,000? I'd let a cop do that to me for half a million. Heck, I'd take $5,000. Maybe $500.
  • Baseball umpires used to have these huge hand held pads that they could hold up with on hand. I'm not sure when they went away.
  • This is incredible. Ted Cruz uses the Astros win and the slogan for Houston's Hurricane recovery to raise money last night. Sir, do you have no shame? 
  • The social media executives testifying before Congress about the fake accounts created by Russsia to influence the presidential election should scare us all. Yet what a perfect plan: Create fake news to dupe a country which is quickly getting dumber and dumber.
  • Ugh: 
  • The UIL is doing high school realignment and I'm really surprised by these enrollment numbers: Alvord 212, Boyd 401, Bridgeport 651, Slidell 60, Bowie is 497, and Decatur 1,054. The disparity between Bridgeport and Decatur is shocking. 



76 comments:

Anonymous said...

Gurriel tipped his helmet to Darvish as part of his acknowledgement of his mistake in making a slant-eyed face towards Darvish in the 3rd game of the series (after hitting a homerun off Darvish). He also called Darvish "little Chinese" in Spanish. Gurriel is suspended the first 5 games of net season.

Where have you been Barry?

Anonymous said...

he tipped his hat to show respect after getting a 5 game suspension for calling him the spanish equivalent of chink and making the slant eye sign in the dugout of game 3

Anonymous said...

In other exciting news this morning, it has been learned that the Austin Statesman newspaper is for sale and Breitbart along with Trump's Blind Trust are both looking hard into purchasing it.
Love it!

Not Sam

Anonymous said...

Please share with the taxpayers about your little part time job? Disclosure please...

Anonymous said...

...and you call yourself the sports savant...The tip of the hat was from the dude that made the racist gesture to Darvish the other nite. Is that not good enough for you? Was a lawyer supposed to be paid to make it official?

Anonymous said...

Just think of the list of cops that would like to do that to you

Anonymous said...

He tipped his helmet because the last gane Darvish pitched, he made a slant-eye gesture in the dugout. The media made a big deal about the slant-eye, but Darvish didn't. That is why he tipped his helmet.
It wasn't to throw Darvish off. Obviously you haven't been paying attention to the games. Or you would have known.

Anonymous said...

Barry, you missed the biggest news of the day. Texas is grief-stricken by the closure of twenty-four Dairy Queens announced today.

1. Crosbyton, 303 W. Main St.
2. Denver City, 500 W. Broadway
3. Idalou, 108 W. First St.
4. Lockney, 217 S. Main St.
5. Merkel, 1107 N. Seventh St.
6. Post, 601 N. Broadway
7. Seagraves, 1005 Railroad
8. Clarendon, 603 W. Second St.
9. Claude, 298 W. First St.
10. Coleman, 2000 S. Commercial Ave.
11. Perryton, 1014 S. Main St.
12. Shamrock, 1243 N. Main St.
13. Wellington, 1010 Houston St.
14. Dalhart, 215 Oak Ave.
15. Dumas, 224 S. Dumas Ave.
16. Gruver, 200 Main St.
17. Haskell, 211 N. First St.
18. Stratford, 502 E. Texas Ave.
19. Cedar Hill, 303 W. Cooper St.
20. Carrollton, 3488 E. Rosemeade Parkway
21. Waco, 125 LaSalle
22. San Augustine, 1010 Nacogdoches Highway
23. Conroe, 1612 N. Frazier St.
24. Giddings, 977 E. Austin St.

Surviving family member, DQ Dude, says memorial services are pending.

DF Crack Liberally Lean News Research Department

Anonymous said...

Do you think Nolan is smiling this morning? Bet he is. Ranger Ownership, you screwed up.

DF Bobby Bragan in Heaven

Anonymous said...

More cops need the approach of Rex. Amen. A good guy.

DF LEO Observer

Anonymous said...

The reason for the hat tip:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1DYYSGuc0s

Anonymous said...

Chief: I wonder how that would work in seedy parts of Dallas or Ft Worth?
As the chief he probably doesn't arrest that many people (IF any), and if he's with you, he's probably not dealing with felons.

Anonymous said...

A word of advice for Mrs LL: use Sombra. Thought Icy Hot was good, but Sombra takes it to a whole new level of joint and muscle pain relief. And if anyone recommends that old truck stop remedy of DMSO, run away. An industrial solvent that will wreck your kidneys and liver. Pain relief while it kills other major organs.

DF Achy Joints

Anonymous said...

Had to chuckle at your sports comments today;

1.) The Tip of the batting helmet had nothing to do with "getting in the pitcher's head." The player already tried that a few days before when he made a racist gesture towards Yu Darvish during Game 3 and caught a lot of heck over it. Gurriell (the player) apologized afterwards, Yu accepted the apology, and the tip of the batting helmet was so Gurriel could try and put closure on the incident. Failure to understand this very high profile storyline in the WS confirms your status as Sports Genius.

2.) The Majors got rid of the outside chest protector for umps back in the 70s. They allowed umps who were wearing it at the time to be grandfathered in until they retired.

3.) Disparity in Decatur and Bridgeport numbers isn't really shocking. It's been talked about now in Social media between both fan bases for quite a few years now. Hot Sports Opinion; When one school has 400+ more kids to "choose" athletes from, it absolutely makes a difference.

DF Nolan Ryan's Spider Monkey-in-Chief

Anonymous said...

The batter tipped his helmet to Darvish as a gesture of goodwill following the batter's mocking of Darvish in the previous game Darvish pitched. It was the gentlemanly thing to do.

The left.

Always telling the common man what to do and how to feel.
And always completely out of touch with what is going on in the real world.

Anonymous said...

The player that tipped the helmet was the one that made fun of Darvish a few days ago. Darvish did not want a meeting, so this was his attempt to apologize.

Anonymous said...

"That was solely to mess with his head. It worked."

Sorry sports genius, that was an apology for his racist taunt a coupe games ago.

Rage

Anonymous said...

The hat tip was an apology for his racist gestures earlier. Keep up ole Vern!

Anonymous said...

The Astro that tipped his cap to Yu was Yuli Gurriel. In Game 3 of the World Series, Gurriel hit a home run off of Yu Darvish, and made a "Chinese Eyes" gesture after he returned to the dugout. Gurriel was caught on camera mouthing the Spanish word chinito, which translates to "little Chinese Boy." Gurriel has been suspended for the first five games of next season.

I think the hat tip was made as a form of apology.

Anonymous said...

What? No claims of terrorism in Colorado Wal-Mart shooting? Oh yeah, it was a white male shooter so it's just a normal, every day American event.

Dave Hoekstra said...

The hat tip was an apology for making a racist gesture after hitting a home run off Darvish in the previous game. It was something that I think baseball needs way more of...less red ass and more brotherly connection. Even though Gurriel was totally wrong, I thought it was a classy move.

Anonymous said...

Because of a part-time job, I've spent a pretty good amount of time with Decatur's Chief of Police Rex Hoskins over the last couple of months. (I've known him for years.) But now I know why he has been Chief for decades. His attitude when something is getting out of hand is not "You better back down and shut up or I'm putting you against the wall and you are going to be arrested." No, his attitude is, calmly, to say "Come over here, calm down, and let's talk about this." And it has worked every time. 



99% of all LEO's are that way. You, like the media, project it otherwise.

Anonymous said...

And the nastiest, greasiest, most redneck one of all in Rhome is still open. yuk! No wonder all those people in Rhome drive like crap. They are hauling ass to find the nearest rest room after eating there.

Anonymous said...

Barry, you are a classic! A classic liberal. You are a Democrat and you are asking a Republican politician if he has no shame? That IS the Democrat playbook in a nutshell. In the minds of Democrat politicians, nothing is too low. Truth need not be a part of any discussion. All means justify the ends.
I actually did LOL when I read your comment about Ted Cruz. Can you say HIP-O-CRIT???

Anonymous said...

You are a SPORTS GENIUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Guess 10:13 missed out on that ex Rhome police chief that all the other cops were complaining about

Anonymous said...

BG, you are right to be concerned with the influence of social media on voters. But be concerned about the entire issue.
Facebook did a search for pieces tied to Russia (Russian web host, Russian language setting on web hosts in the U.S.). Did Facebook, Twitter, Google or any of the tech companies look for similar influence from other (Chinese, Saudi, Mexican...) nation or group? Haven't been able to find anything that says they did.
Are there any news organizations that don't slant reporting? That is everything from what is reported to how a headline (unfortunately, the only part of an article most people read) is worded.
Schools have reduced requirements to do legitimate research projects, usually justifying the change with the explanation that students lack technological resources at home. Goodbye critical research and thinking skills.
I remember a meme a few years back suggesting most of us have, in the palm of our hands, a device that will give us access to the majority of the information accumulated over the history of mankind, and we use it to look at funny cat videos.

Ask what isn't being reported.

Anonymous said...

Are there any sports genius' on here besides Skippy that know why the batter tipped his hat to the pitcher?

Anonymous said...

Gov. Cuomo called for more gun control after the NYC fender bender where 8 people were murdered by a visa lottery winner Tuesday.

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

"Yet what a perfect plan: Create fake news to dupe a country which is quickly getting dumber and dumber."

Is this not EXACTLY what you mock Trump for claiming is actually going on in the news media of this country everyday!? Thanks for validating his tweets, Barry!

Anonymous said...

Tip of the helmet was an apology for getting caught on camera being a racist. If you think it was for the gesture itself, you're kidding yourself.

RTG...very nice!

Triple Fake... said...

"Darvish as the starting pitcher in Game 7 is a poor excuse for justification to watch it. If he gets into the slightest bit of trouble, he'll get pulled. The odds are extremely low that he will have much effect on the outcome, unless he gives up a couple of runs early."

Me - yesterday
All hail the new Sports Genius!

Anonymous said...

Hey Bu...

I salute you on how you are handling the beat down today.

I tip my cap to you.

Anonymous said...

"Sorry sports genius, that was an apology for his racist taunt a coupe games ago."

Rage, there is a 2 door coupe in the drive up lane, you need to take their order.

Anonymous said...

Dear "nothing burger" chumps:

Your dominoes are starting to fall:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/02/us/politics/trump-nominee-sam-clovis-withdraws-from-consideration-for-agriculture-department-post.html?smid=tw-nytimes&smtyp=cur

Rage

Harry Hamid said...

If the Russian government attempted to influence the outcome of our election, it seems to me that it should be a concern regardless of whether their was collusion and regardless of whether we like the eventual outcome of the election.

In practice, the only thing that seems to matter when it comes to influence in the election is whether someone likes the outcome or not.

Anonymous said...

" I'd let a cop do that to me for half a million. Heck, I'd take $5,000. Maybe $500."

Skippy, Kevin Spacey would give you a reach around for $5.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if the patient that was being protected by the nurse will see any of that $500,000?

DF Nosey Janitor at Hospital

Anonymous said...

Most of the comments here have it wrong; the Astros batter who tipped his helmet to Darvish was presciently bidding him sayonara.

Too soon?

PS: If the Waco DQ on LaSalle is closing, where will all the moviegoers eat before going to the Circle Drive-In Theater? Surely not Health Camp.

DF Gene Wilder as the Waco Kid

Anonymous said...

10:21 is right. Remember all the police officers that came out publicly about the behavior of the former Rhome chief and our famous former Constable? Why the public complaints by officers was deafening! Oh wait, what I meant to say was the cops were deaf and dumb when it came to publicly complaining about fellow officers. Got to maintain that thin blue line.

Until the "good cops" start calling out bad cops, they are just as guilty.

DF Sgt. Joe Friday

Anonymous said...

Does anyone on here know why the Cuban player tipped his hat to the Mixed Asian player? I'm kinda wondering myself? Was he messing with his head?

Anonymous said...

Race baiters are comical. The guy IS little and Chinese.

Sam Brows said...

Question: does Jon Daniels have enough class to call Nolan and offer congratulations? My guess is nope.

Anonymous said...

$500k seems pretty just considering that she was arrested, booked, embarrassed, now famous for it and physically assaulted by him. Millions would be too much but she earned her money.

Angry Chicken said...

The UIL is doing high school realignment and I'm really surprised by these enrollment numbers.....

Decatur does have more --------. The percentage is astounding. They multiply like rabbits on welfare.

Anonymous said...

According to the schedule, Bridgeport's varsity football completes the entire season before getting a "bye" week. What's that about?

Anonymous said...

Rage, Are you saying that Trump is the first president that had a cabinet appointee withdraw his name for consideration? That's kind of a long reach for an explanation of the dominoes falling isn't it?

Anonymous said...

Dear everyone except the blogger who commented on the tip of the cap thing...uh...how do you know that it wasn't meant to get into Darvish's head? I wouldn't paint that Dodger player a saint on this.

Anonymous said...

Last night might have had an impact on Yu Darvish getting a 5 year or longer deal, but he will still get a shorter big money deal. Teams will fall all over each to sign him on the idea that they can "fix" whatever he has going on.

Anonymous said...

Exciting news today you missed.

Donna Brazile and Hillary Clinton admitting she is indeed a POS.

Anonymous said...

“Rage” got the archetypes wrong. Nothing makes sense without the underlying story.

Anonymous said...

11:55, Darvish is 6'5" and Japanese

He choked twice in this series, but he had a good year otherwise. He'll get a good deal somewhere and get the opportunity to redeem himself in the postseason next year

Anonymous said...

11:22 The only people attempting to influence the outcome of our election was the left.

Anonymous said...

SKIPPY, SAVE THE DATE... NOV. 17, THE PAVILION AT TOYOTA MUSIC FACTORY. I ENVISION YOU TAILGATING IN THE PARKING LOT.

Anonymous said...

11:55

Darvish is 1/2 Iranian and 1/2 Japanese.

He is also listed at 6' 5" and 216 lbs.

So factually, you are correct, except for everything you included in your post.

Anonymous said...

1:23 and 1:00 Thank you for pointing out the mistake. "Hat Tip" to ya!

Anonymous said...

A tip of the hat to hot water heaters everywhere.

Anonymous said...

Has anyone else noticed that the RTG is never black and rarely anything other than white. I guess that makes Barry a Racist and Bigot.

Anonymous said...

12:17, you haven't been paying attention if you don't know the connection between Clovis, Padapolous, and Trump. You just flat-out haven't been reading up on it. I know Fox is running stories on emojis every time an indictment gets handed down, but maybe you could branch out a little for your news sources.

Barry doesn't count.

Rage

Anonymous said...

I've just got a couple questions about the lost dog. (1) Why in the world would the county not have a chip implanted in a $20,000 + asset? (2) Are we going to see a memorial service for the lost 'officer' at one of the local churches like we did when one got killed a year or so ago? Just asking.

Anonymous said...

The "Let's Dogpile Barry Green" crowd is strong today. smh

Anonymous said...

Just in case it isn't clear, the hat tip was an apology.

DF Joe Buck

Anonymous said...

2:20

To gain access to the chip, you need to have the dog.

The chip is not a transponder or GPS device.

Where would you like the rock sent?

Anonymous said...

$500 to let me punch you in the gut?

Anonymous said...

Wade Boggs once tipped his helmet to Darren Oliver after a curveball swing/miss.

The Backdoor Intruder

Anonymous said...

2:07, that's not it at all. Barry just knows his audience and caters to it. Nothing wrong with that. And a little chocolate, mixed with a little caramel, then a substantial amount of vanilla is a-ok. It is all good.

DF Connoisseur of Sweets

Harry Hamid said...

2:41: Yes, today is one of those days when I remember how unfortunate it is that all of these poor souls contractually obligated themselves to come to this page every single day even though they do not want to.

Anonymous said...

2:50

Sorry for the confusion. They DO make GPS devices for tracking animals. They are just not implanted like the chip. It seems like the county would do whatever possible to be able to keep up with an expensive animal. Sorry to confuse you. Keep your rock.

Anonymous said...

Breaking News: Rick Perry, U. S. Energy Secretary, said that fossil fuels could be the key to reducing sexual assault in Africa. According to him, if the lights are on, then bad stuff doesn't happen. Think about that for a moment. Details in a Chicago Tribune story.

Beating my head against my desk.

DF Glad He is Out of Texas

Anonymous said...

3:42 - it makes us feel better.

Anonymous said...

But enough about Trump, the Astros, RTGs, hot water heaters, Wise County Courthouse bedbugs, lawyers, Rhomeans, etc.

THE MCRIB IS BACK! SWEET JESUS, IT'S BACK!

DF Knows What Is Important in Life

Anonymous said...

3:56

And the rock goes to.....?

That was a weak bailout.

Anonymous said...

Rage, I don't have a clue as to what you said at 2:10 but whatever it was and to whatever you were responding to it was entertaining. It was fun but I have to get back to planet Earth now.

Anonymous said...

Stay Woke 6.10!

Anonymous said...

2:20 Chief has a chip..it will only work if somebody has the dog and the chip is read by a person with a chip reading device...most vets and shelters have them. However. those chips can move around on the body, so you have to check their body everywhere to make sure didn't miss it. It has been know to travel from the shoulder are to the tail area. They do have GPS device for dogs; but, most people don't know that.