The Campaign For DA

11.28.2017

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts



  • They played it on The Ticket this morning, but I can't find it to save my life: William Paul Dodd, the guy who was shot by police in the Arlington Mall, called 911 at some point before the incident. It starts of with him trying to explain, in the most Wheels Off slurred voice ever, that he had evaded arrest from the police the day before. Once the dispatcher figured out what he was trying to say, Dodd asks, "Have you heard about that?" Yes, buddy, dispatch knows of all alleged crimes that have just occurred. 
  • We've got the dumbest Ag Commissioner in the history of Ag Commissioners. He posted an article that simply is not true. And a president can't "remove" a federal judge. That, my friends, is what "Fake News" means. And the Ag Commissioner should be smart enough to spot it. 
  • Jimmy Blacklock, with no judicial experience, will be appointed by Gov. Abbott to the Goofy Tweeting Judge's Texas Supreme Court seat once the latter gets confirmed for the Fifth Circuit. He'll get $168,000 of your money, plus benefits, for a job he has no experience to have. He was "general counsel" for Abbott. Does Texas have swamps?
  • A woman approached The Washington Post falsely claiming Roy Moore impregnated her as a teenager. It was a lie and part of a sting operation in an effort to get the paper to print the story Nutcase James O’Keefe was behind the effort so he could claim the paper was "Fake News".  However, the Post, checking her story out, sniffed it out an busted her. And him. Hard. 
  • O'Keefe is indeed a nutcase. At the last election he followed a bus taking Democratic voters to the polls, filmed it, and proclaimed "Voter fraud!"  The action was 100% legal.
  • But he's getting rich off his little organization.
  • Old timers trivia: What did "Be kind. Rewind." mean? I know, but I heard it for the first time in 20 years yesterday. 
  • Speaking of old, this is what the DFW TV schedule looked like in November, 1976. Those were your choices. (However, it was a Monday schedule and for some reason Monday Night Football does not appear on Channel 8.)
  • UT's best player, offensive lineman Connor Williams, has announced he won't play in the Longhorns bowl game and will enter the NFL Draft. I don't have any problem with that. If it was a National Championship game he was balking at, I'd feel differently. But, if I'm him, I think I'd protect my ACLs from a meaningless bowl game.
  • A commentor pointed out the other day that he thought it was strange that Gov. Abbott personally opened a package that could have injured him if it had not malfunctioned. I do to. There is no way the governor is opening a package -- I don't care if it looks 100% like it came from Amazon. We may have an exaggerated story on our hands, and the governor refused to answer questions about the incident yesterday. Edit: Just saw that BagOfNothing.com thinks the same thing. 
  • The Plano ISD Superintendent will announce his resignation and no one knows why. I really don't care about Plano ISD but a resignation of such a high profile position mid-school year is weird. 
  • The Chico library was burglarized but it was not released what was taken. If they have DVDs, I'm guessing it was DVDs. Those are currency. 



47 comments:

Anonymous said...

Old timers trivia: What did "Be kind. Rewind." mean? I know, but I heard it for the first time in 20 years yesterday.

-Rewind your videocassette tape before returning it to the store from which you rented it

Anonymous said...

Be kind rewind....words posted at the Crowley Kroger video department

Anonymous said...

Be kind--Rewind. Applies to rental VHS tapes. You were supposed to rewind them back to the start before you returned them to the store.
Cha-Ching! In win the "old-timers" trivia response!! :-)

Anonymous said...

Dallas beat Buffalo 17-14 on that Monday the 15th. Staubach had 202 yards passing and Drew Pearson had 135 yards receiving. That would have to be during the days of Cosell and Meredith. Not sure why a movie was on.

John said...

The RTG is an ugly version of Drew Barrymore.

Anonymous said...

"Be kind. Rewind" was in several of the VHS rental stores back in the day. They wanted you to rewind the tapes before you returned them.

Anonymous said...

Jimmy Blacklock....

Yale Law school, UT undergrad...

How hard can it be for him to pick up the details?

YOU ARE FAKE NEWS

Ernest T said...

"Be Kind. Rewind." was reminding everyone to rewind their rental videos before they returned them to the store.

Anonymous said...

Just to be clear here....

Pocahontas...I mean Elizabeth Warren....didn't she lie about having a Native American heritage?

DEMOCRATIC congresswoman

Anonymous said...

Besides it meant to rewind your video tapes...it was also a movie called Be Kind Rewind. I would call it an old timer era...it was in the '80's to 2000's.

Anonymous said...

I grew up in Southeast Texas, near the Louisiana border, and I lived in Austin for 5+ years. Having called both places home, I can assure you that both of them are quite swampy.

Anonymous said...

Is there a chance the MNF game on that day was blacked out locally because the Cowboys were playing?

Anonymous said...

NFL games not sold out 72 hours prior would be subject to blackout and not allowed to be broadcast on local TV within a 75 mile radius. A good guess would be that a Monday night game vs Buffalo would not have been a sell out.

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

A movie was on because of the NFL Blackout Rule. Texas Stadium didn't always sell out in time for the blackout to be lifted. You could still watch the game by driving to a motel in the Sherman, Waco or Wichita Falls viewing area. Still cheaper and less of a beating than going to the game.

DF Dandy Don

Anonymous said...

Watch the movie "Be Kind, Rewind". It's kind of a trip.

Rage

Anonymous said...

I concur with 9:58 and 10:00.

I would be willing to bet the game was blacked out.

Anonymous said...

Why are DVD's currency? Is anyone out there still using them? I'd think the toilet paper would have more street value.

Anonymous said...

I miss the good old days when Obammy would attack Fox news and no one said a word about how he was trying to shut down freedom of the press.

Baylor Too said...

OMG--those TV listings!! That was in the golden era of television. I grew up in Lubbock, where we had four channels at the time, and I loved going to my grandmother's house in East Texas, which was within range of all of the Dallas TV stations (with a long antenna on the roof). I got to see so many shows that weren't broadcast in Lubbock. The whole lineup on channel 11 was amazing.

And that other commenter is probably right about the NFL blackout. I remember my aunt and uncle who lived in Irving would drive out to my grandparent's house near Granbury, where they could pick up the games being broadcast out of Stephenville, IIRC.

Anonymous said...

Jeopardy
TV Trivia for $1000:
No Cowboy game on Dallas ABC affiliate: November 15, 1976.
Why did people in North Texas have extremely tall TV antennas?

Guinjames said...

Sid Miller is dumber than Rick Perry and that is hard to do.

Anonymous said...

Hey Trumpsters, why is the First Lady saying Happy Holidays instead of Merry Christmas? I thought that Trump was going to change that. Is he involved in the war on Christians?

Anonymous said...

What I remember about blacked out Cowboy games while attending Baylor back in the late 70's was the number of RVs that would be parked in the rest areas along I 35 north of town.

They could pick up the TV stations from Waco, without actually going all the way to Waco. There would be grills and smokers going, just like a tailgating party at the stadium.

I know folks that did the same thing going up 287 towards Wichita Falls to get a signal there.

Anonymous said...

HAVE ANY OF THESE KNUCKLEHEADS MENTIONED WHAT BE KIND PLEASE REWIND MEANS OR DO YOU NEED ME TO SET YOU STRAIGHT?

SID MILLER IS DUMBER THAN A BOX OF ROCKS BUT I WONDER IF HE IS OUT THERE CHASING THE AMBULANCE?

Anonymous said...

11:42 - I saw Christmas Cards from the 1st family with "Merry Christmas" on them.

Anonymous said...

Was Trumps comment racist or in bad taste. I think we are using the term racist a little loose on this one. Besides what she did was far worse. Pandering at its finest.

Anonymous said...

Elizabeth "Pocohantas" Warren put Jeep hub caps on her limousine and now claims that it's 25% Cherokee.

Anonymous said...

Yep, at age 11 at that time, channel 11 was absolutely the best one to have on if you had to stay home from school for some reason.

Anonymous said...

Speaking of, look who is coming to SMU tomorrow
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/james-okeefe-real-news-stopping-bias-in-american-media-tickets-39890971971

Anonymous said...

Sid Miller and Donald Trump are what happens when people yield their thinking capabilities to radical partisanship. The Ottoman Empire, Nazis Germany, and 1970's Iran are just a few of the more recent historical examples. Even on this blog, go back 15 years and look at the comments and compare them to today's. It's only a matter of time before we destroy ourselves from within by accepting and encouraging the kind of behavior and leadership being exhibited by our current elected officials. Now let the personal attacks resume.

Anonymous said...

A decendant of Pocahontas was asked if she was offended by Trump using the name to refer to Lizzy Warren and she said that she wasn't but was offended by Lizzy claiming to be Cherokee.

Anonymous said...

In those days home games for NFL teams were blacked out to encourage attendance at the game. Must have been a Cowboys home game that night; would explain it.

Anonymous said...

Yep, only the best folks in office. Appoint an individual to the highest court in Texas, yet that person has no judicial experience. I think I'll pick my next surgeon as that guy who carves meat at the local steakhouse. Those are equivalent skills, right? At least by Texas GOP standards.

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Anonymous said...

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Sharia can you come out tonight?
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DF Frankie Vallie & DF The Four Seasons

Anonymous said...

Hey Skippy, did you see where the state where your in-laws live has cut off Planned Parenthood Medicaid funding?

Anonymous said...

The Ag Commissioner needs to get a new $300 Jesus Shot. We think he is running low.

DF Oklahoma Pharmacy

Anonymous said...

Damn, choosing Little House on the Prairie or Gunsmoke? If Pa and Merlin Olsen were going to be blowing up dynamite, then little house wins.

Otherwise, Marshall Dillon and festus win the day.

Anonymous said...

How much did Blockbuster charge if you didn't rewind your returned VHS tape? My memory is failing.

DF Old Timer

Anonymous said...

I still rewind my DVD.

DF Texas Aggie Technology Guy

Anonymous said...

Barry has a misconception regarding his in-laws opinion of him. More of little Barry's Dunning-Kruger issues.

Anonymous said...

Old Timer, I think they charged a buck if it was not rewind. You remember, you could buy those tape rewind only machines so you did not have to wear out VCR rewinding.
Nuther Old Timer

Anonymous said...

I don't remember what Blockbuster charged for not rewinding but Gus at the XXX video charged a dollar.

Anonymous said...

There are examples on the left as well. Obama liked to jab a lot but his were just more polished. I'll concede that Trump's jabs lack Obama's intelligence and wit.

Triple Fake... said...

Rewinding machines were a scam on dumb people. Your VCR heads didn't engage the videotape while rewinding unless it was in play mode. the only wear was on the spools...insignificant

Anonymous said...

5:59, Trump's jabs lack coherence and any kind of first grade grammar or sense.

O'Keefe also tried to set up a CNN producer in a "floating pleasure palace" complete with sex toys, fake posters, and a jar full of condoms. Seriously, how does anyone fall for what this guy is peddling? What a moron. He's like the little runt in high school who can't land any of the hot chicks.

Anonymous said...

The VCR spools turned by magic, so the motors would last forever.