The Campaign For DA

11.14.2017

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts




  • A fire alarm went off in the Wise County Courthouse before 7:30 this morning. That caused quite a bit of commotion, and it certainly got my attention when I saw the "Pumper/Tanker Truck" on the square.
  • The company who makes Keurig Coffee Makera pulled its advertising from Sean Hannity's show after Hannity defended Roy Moore by saying even if the allegations were true it was consensual. His fans retaliated by destroying their expensive Keurig machines they had already purchased. Uh, ok. 
  • Redi Wip, Dick's Sporting Goods, Realtor.com, genetic testing company 23 and Me, plus-size fashion firm Eloquii and vitamin company Nature's Bounty have also told Hannity they want to break up and don't love him anymore. 
  • Roy Moore heavy: 
    • News came out yesterday that Moore signed the year book of his 14 year old alleged victim. He was a 32 year old assistant DA and he ended the note with "Love,". If you don't understand how creepy that is, you have a serious problem. Uh, pull out your yearbook and find one signature of someone over 18 who was not a teacher. (Minor side note: And he signed it with "D.A." Buddy, you were assistant D.A.)
    • Now there is a report he was banned from a mall in the 1980s because he was bothering teenage girls.
    • I love those folks defending Roy Moore because it "was a different time back then." I became DA at 30 years old in 1993. If I had dated a Decatur High School girl then or two years later, I would have had my arse kicked within a week. If not by her father, it would have been some guy who learned about it while having morning coffee at Mattie's. 
    • It's amazing that folks who were screaming "Lock her up!" about Hillary believe that Roy Moore, an accused pedophile, should be given a trial and presumed innocent before any judgment in the court of public opinion can be made. 
    • Understand how this Roy Moore fiasco has come to be: (1) Trump appoints Jeff Sessions as AG, a Senator from Alabama, because Steve Bannon told him to. That creates an open Senate seat in Alabama. (2) The Russian scandal breaks out and Sessions recuses himself and appoints Mueller as special counsel who is now after Trump with indictments to come, (3) The Alabama Senate seat is now open and Trump endorses Moore's opponent yet Moore wins. (4) Now we have chaos with more pedophile allegations against Moore and the Republicans might lose a critical senate seat in Alabama.  Heck, House of Cards wouldn't write this script. 
    • Cornyn has withdrawn his endorsement. So has Cruz. For those two to admit they were wrong might prove we are at the end of days. 
    • Radio host Mark Davis said yesterday  he would vote for Moore if he lived in Alabama because there cannot be a Democrat in that Senate seat
  • I played this game to no end when I was kid. It was simplistic, silly, and the greatest thing I had ever seen.
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  • This is the official description from Dallas PD of that horrible car wreck that I posted a pic of yesterday. I don't think that's the proper use of "complainant" 
  • The New Yorker
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  • Jerry Jones is morphing into Al Davis. But Jerry vs. The NFL is big time entertainment. 
  • Boyd ISD has cancelled classes on Thursday to allow the kids to go to the State Volleyball Tournament in Garland. I really don't have any problem with that.
  • That Dallas prosecutor got fired for her drunken rant which basically was a, "Do you know who I am?" rant. The most shocking part of the rant, which is under-reported, is when she said she was calling the cops to "[eff] you up." (But it's good to now that the Uber driver found the last Glamour Shots studio.)
  • The optical illusion over at BagOfNothing this morning freaks me out. 
  • Hey! A lynching memorial and slavery museum in Alabama!:



52 comments:

Harry Hamid said...

Now, I'm not the biggest video game or football fanatic, but that electronic football game never made sense to me. It was a little red dot that moved, and maybe I just needed to spend more than a couple minutes to figure it out, but even as a 12-year old in 1085, I couldn't make hide or hair of it.

Anonymous said...

Well, in 1085 you were still trying to make sense of the Norman Conquest.

Anonymous said...

That lynching memorial is going to be powerful stuff. You watch.



"but even as a 12-year old in 1085, I couldn't make hide or hair of it."

But I bet you knew more about the Battle of Hastings than any post-boomer kid.

Rage

Anonymous said...

His fans retaliated by destroying their expensive Keurig machines they had already purchased.


Which is good news for Keurig, 'cause people be wanting those back after a few weeks go by.

Anonymous said...

Radio host Mark Davis said yesterday  he would vote for Moore if he lived in Alabama because there cannot be a Democrat in that Senate seat.




It bothers me when I hear supporters from all sides of the political spectrum say crap like this.

It bothers you only when its a conservative.

Anonymous said...

need some better pics of the Dallas prosecutor

Anonymous said...

Is it really called:

Keurig Coffee Makera


learn sumtin new every day

Anonymous said...

re lynching museum "The memorial is designed with hundreds of 6-feet, corten steel monuments aligned in a structure near the Five Points area on a hill above downtown. The park area will include a monument for every county in America where a racial terror lynching took place. The monument later can be claimed by community groups and installed locally where the lynching occurred."
Will Wise County have a structure there, or is it only for Blacks who were hanged? Northern sympathizers were definitely hanged here. If one is there for Wise County, will any community group claim it?

https://www.wcmessenger.com/2017/news/dark-days-october-marks-155th-anniversary-of-hanging/

Anonymous said...

Ref: Keurig Coffee Makers


I am way ahead of these folks. I have had 3 that I smashed the crap out of because they quit working and couldn't be fixed.

The last one I bought will be my last after it dies!

Anonymous said...

8:48 -

I would give you crap about not liking the best toy a pre-teen boy could have in the early '80s, but I'm just impressed you were able to find batteries in 1085, so you have my respect.

wordkyle said...

If the "that was a different time" defense isn't viable, then please explain why Bill Clinton has not been drawn and quartered by the media. (Plus every single person who ever defended him)

Anonymous said...

Barry was a DA! Yippee ki yeh!

Barry parlayed his family name & money into the DA's job in Wise County. What an accomplishment!

Barry worked as an assistant DA for Tarrant County in the jay-waling division before becoming Wise County DA. Experience counts!

Anonymous said...

SAY WHAT ?? Skippy - you said you're amazed how people can say "Lock her up" about Hillary but the same group says Roy Moore should be given a trial and presumed innocent. I don't know what to say . . . . I can't stop laughing at your comparison. (wait . . . give me a second) Now that I've gathered my composure, let me say I'M AMAZED THAT YOU THINK HILLARY'S MULTIPLE FELONIES ARE THE SAME AS ROY MOORE SIGNING A HIGH SCHOOL GIRL'S YEARBOOK WITH THE WORD "LOVE". Barry Green - you are a natural born comedian. (I'm STILL laughing)

RatherBSailing said...

Even after looking at the hint on Bag of Nothing I couldn't go back and see the circles. : (>

Anonymous said...

RTG definition of a brown bagger

Anonymous said...

Hillary would have been a very unsuccessful president and has a dividing affect on the public ( yes same could be said about Trump) and I'm glad she is not president. Having said that she was grilled for 13 hours by a hostile Republican congress, investigated for months by same and no evidence of a crime or charges or anything that could be prosecuted was found . So your point about screaming lock her up is spot on while crying about poor Roy Moore is innocent till proven guilty is BS. And how can Christian pastors publicly support him? I get they may support his stand on social issues but to support him as an individual is sickening. You can support a position on an issues without approving a disgusting individual

Anonymous said...

Well played 9:19 A.M., well played.

Anonymous said...

9:46 I couldn't either, but at the end of the blog, the last bullet point shows you the circles. After I saw that, I could find the circles one at a time. I don't do well on any of these vision things.

Anonymous said...

The New Yorker cartoon would be funny if Trump was accused of something. Maybe there referring to known rapist Bill Clinton.

SpanishWarDonkey said...

"Family values".

Why Guy said...

This pic is a recirculated pic.

wordkyle said...

With all the snickering and sarcastic referrals to Republican as the "party of family values," it naturally raises this question: What do Democrats represent when it comes to the family?

Apparently nothing that uses the word "values."

Anonymous said...

I bet Bill never raped that ugly wife of his.
She is probably turned him to other ugly women

Anonymous said...

Cosmic justice for the K-cup inventor who was loathe to invent it? http://www.businessinsider.com/k-cup-inventor-john-sylvans-regret-2015-3

Though I regret to point this out as many Hannity fans are likely to go out and buy them BECAUSE they are so bad for the environment.

Also, 9:34 - why would you buy a 3rd? 'Fool me once, shame on ... shame on you. Fool me... You can't get fooled again!' - W.

Anonymous said...

WK, your memory is faltering. A lot of good Democrats were repulsed by the Lewinsky affair and said so. Charlie Stenholm, our local Demo Congressman, voted for impeachment. Not everybody was on the Bill bandwagon. And to this day, I can't look at Madeleine Albright without a twinge. She was/is a smart lady, but showed no moral courage in defending Clinton. She should have walked out of that Cabinet meeting where Bill admitted he lied and resigned on the spot.

DF Better Memory of History

Anonymous said...

Hannity lost the Redi Whip account? NOOOOOOOOOOO!

DF Dessert

Anonymous said...

The NFL is considering pulling my franchise and forcing a sale to punish me? Saddle up, boys. I'm itching for a fight.

DF Jerry "call me Daddy" Jones

Anonymous said...

The former Dallas ADA can call me the next time she needs a ride.

DF Loves Crazy

Anonymous said...

Wait a minute. To the "that was a different time'; where were you whenever Paula Deen was run out on a rail when she used a racial slur. She grew up in Georgia in the 50's & 60's and that was part of the culture of that time. I also grew up in that time & I don't recall it was ever acceptable for a 30 something man to sneak around with teenage girls. I think we used some slurs to warn other kids to stay away from creepy guys like Roy Moore. As a teenager in that time, we looked upon a 30 year old as 'over the hill'. Remember "don't trust anyone over 30"?

An "over the hill" Old Gal

John Holmes' Ghost said...

I think i am in love with the RTG...
First time since 1983...

Stealth t!ts and short hair... makes the old meat cannon wanna work overtime!

Anonymous said...

It is obviously difficult for you counselor to discern between hearsay testimony from decades ago in an attempt to effect a current political race....and rather current infractions of Hillary Clinton. You should certainly mention that the Clinton's live above the law and probably always will. They are the dirtiest and greatest examples of how base a human can really be.

Anonymous said...

"If the "that was a different time" defense isn't viable, then please explain why Bill Clinton has not been drawn and quartered by the media. (Plus every single person who ever defended him)"


WHAT ABOUT CLINTON! WHAT ABOUT CLINTON!

Rage

Anonymous said...

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

wordkyle said...

1045 - You are correct that a limited number of Democrats criticized Clinton. Many, many more kept silent or worse, defended him. (See Gloria Steinem.) Yet now he is considered a Democrat icon, the grand old man of the party. He even spoke at the last Democrat convention. And there is no denying the public evisceration of the women who told their personal stories of Bill Clinton's behavior, which included a violent forcible rape.

I'm not excusing a single instance of vile misbehavior by anyone, regardless of party or politics. So why does Bill Clinton get a pass?

Anonymous said...

The REAL controversy is: Why won't Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama apologize that Roy Moore molested children?

Anonymous said...

What is the "that was a different time defense?" Are people really saying that it was okay to molest 14 year old girls in the 80's?

Anonymous said...

Cross your eyes & stare u can see cicles after looking @ hint. Mattel football was the best, lights out @ 11 and play quietly so parents couldn't hear.

Anonymous said...

You folks don't understand. It was just a different time. Many of those villagers wanted to be pillaged, raped, and burned. Things were just different. Those things were okay then, but maybe not so much today.

DF Attila the Hun

Anonymous said...

Was that RTG picture taken on the Baltic Sea? Looks familiar.

DF V. Putin

SpanishWarDonkey said...

I will say, in the Moore defense of "it was a different time," I'm almost certain 'ol Slick Willie used the same words at Robert Byrd's funeral.

And WK, if all you have is "whataboutism", what argument do you really have? Best I can tell that argument just says "I'm only as bad as those I disagree with." That, and democrats don't wrap themselves in the flag and hold a bible to get votes. They also aren't endorsing the books from mega church pastors, last I checked.

So yes, when I make fun of the GOP as the party of "family values", I do so without a single bit of hyperbole. They preach it every day, fall fantastically short, but instead of owning it and talking about what the Bible ACTUALLY says about us all being sinners, they deflect.

Hypocrisy is hypocrisy. It's that simple.

Anonymous said...

If you were making coffee in a Kuerig you were a douche to begin with. The coffee out of those is disgusting.

Anonymous said...

Well,this is one instance where Whataboutism is on point! If men from both sides of the political aisle are going down for old sins then Clinton shouldn't be immune! That is if we all truly love our wives, daughters etc.

Anonymous said...

Donkey, you’re wasting your time. Rage tried to talk some sense at him years ago, and all WK did was start ignoring him.

Of course, that’s probably the best possible result.

wordkyle said...

Apparently hypocrisy is only hypocrisy if it's GOP. You avoided my questions. Why is Bill Clinton celebrated by Democrats rather than prosecuted? What do Democrats represent when it comes to the family?

Anonymous said...

Woke is on some good stuff! Looks like the magic sarcasm font in that comment.

wordkyle said...

The new use of the term whataboutism is just a form of hypocrisy. It means "the GOP/Conservative person is bad, and don't you dare mention what the Democrat/Liberal did that was equally bad or worse." It's Liberal shorthand for "I refuse to address that."

Bill Clinton should be barbecuing his nuts on Hollywood Boulevard for his vile conduct. Instead, he's received honor after honor from the left ever since he left office.

SpanishWarDonkey said...

HOLY SHIT YOU ARE SO DENSE. How did you write a book?. I JUST made a point about whataboutism and you literally just did it again. It's like, you read what I write, but it doesn't register, and then you repeat the exact same thing.

The dems have more than their share of idiots and philanderers. Make no mistake about that. I particularly enjoy laughing at the gun control crowd. That said, this blog is full of Trump supporters and GOP apologists. Forgive me if I don't like to live in an echo chamber.

But keep on with your whataboutism. I'm sure Hillary is going to be indicted any day now. Maybe that 14th congressional investigation will be the magic number.

wordkyle said...

Okay, genius, read my comment about your "whataboutism." It's a meaningless term, used to disguise your own double standards and hypocrisy. You try to imply that my calling out your double standards and hypocrisy somehow excuses someone, when it's not remotely related. Above, I even stated it explicitly -- "I'm not excusing a single instance of vile misbehavior by anyone, regardless of party or politics." Meanwhile my two questions, which were the point of my original comments, remain unanswered.

You try to hide your ignorance with arrogance, but it doesn't work. You come across as someone who struggles to make valid arguments and who resorts to invective when you've run out of ideas.

Anonymous said...

Will Boyd still reach the required number of annual minutes for students ?
J
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Anonymous said...

Any news about the Nirthwest ISD excitement?
Updates about former trustees?
Rumors of the arrest and firing of a coach and today a teacher?
Wondering about the facts

Anonymous said...

That dude

Anonymous said...

Dang, that dude has a nice rack!