The Campaign For DA

12.08.2017

Random Friday Morning Thoughts


  • There is some show called Brooklyn 99 and Jacksboro plays a part of the story line although nothing was filmed there (That's per an emailer. He, nor I, haven't seen anything online to link to.)
  • The new season of Black Mirror, which I love, is about to be released. Every episode I watch I always say, "That is going to happen."
  • Yesterday I referred to "Celsius" as "Centigrade." I confused myself so I had to look it up. I'll be: Centigrade was the forerunner to Celsius and the term was changed in 1948 and slowly made it's way into the vernacular. Something had to be in the deep recesses of my brain to have said that. 
  • Al Franken announces he will resign and asks the party of Family/Christian Values to look themselves in the mirror: “There is some irony in the fact that I am leaving while a man who has bragged on tape about his history of sexual assault sits in the Oval Office, and a man who has repeatedly preyed on young girls campaigns for the Senate with the full support of his party.” And he didn't even mention Blake Farenthold who used your money to settle a sexual harassment claim. 
  • An ex-officer finally received 20 years for shooting a guy in the back. And I'm disturbed that it took a federal prosecution to pull that off when the State could only get a hung jury.
  • Meanwhile, in Arizona, an officer was found not guilty of killing an unarmed Granbury man. (Both the prosecutor and the defense lawyer were awful. Here's a tip: Never read a closing argument.)
  • The Waco Biker indictments which have resulted in no convictions after two and a half years might be the least of the problems for the dumbest DA in the State. And the FBI is investigating him. 
  • I love the cold weather in December. I hate the cold weather in February.
  • I was on to Bitcoin from the start but I'm scared of it and never invested. Heck, I'm scared that I'm in the stock market right now. If there is ever going to be crash, however, Bitcoin will be the first and the hardest. Look at this graph for the value of one bitcoin over the last year. What has happened in the last few weeks is insane.:
  • Bitcoin and American currency have similarities and differences. Both exist because people agree they have worth. A $20 bill is worth $20 because we all agree it does. (We can't go to Fort Knox and trade it for gold.) Bitcoin is worth what it is because people agree, day to day, what it is worth. But a $20 bill becomes worthless only when the grocery store won't let you exchange it for a loaf of bread. Bitcoin could become worthless tomorrow.
  • When I just wrote "bread" and "gold" I had a flashback to the old Christian "contemporary song" of I Wish We'd All Been Ready which was buried into my head as a kid.  I just looked back at the lyrics. Those are pretty dark. (You middle aged Southern Baptist folks are smiling right now.)
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  • I looked up Larry Norman.He died at age of 60 and his tombstone reads, "Larry Norman / Evangelist Without Portfolio / 1947–2008 / Bloodstained Israelite". What does that mean?
  • I had a fun conversation about Cremation vs. Burial at the courthouse yesterday. (That's admittedly an odd statement.)  People have polar opposite opinions. For the record, again, I want to be cremated and have my ashes, mixed with glitter, shot out of the courthouse bell tower in front of my friends who would do nothing but smile and laugh. (I'm still working on the music choice.)
  • Alan Dershowitz, an O.J. Simpson lawyer and life long Harvard liberal, has suddenly discovered he can make more money as a right wing pundit than a liberal pundit. His feelings have been hurt and Fox and Friends is coming to the rescue this morning.
  • The following graphic contains a horrible pun. And, afterwards, D Magazine's Tim Rogers was blocked by Shipp on Twitter. You are going to need a thicker skin than that, pal, if you are running for Congress.
  • So it snowed pretty hard yesterday and this morning in Big Bend, Austin, and San Antonio as well as, amazingly, the Texas coast, but Wise County was left out. I don't know North from South any longer.
  • From the Update: "COALITION MEETING – The Wise County Community Coalition will meet at noon Monday at Pizza Hut in Decatur." What is that group?

62 comments:

Anonymous said...

GREEN YOU FORGOT TO MENTION THAT CONYERS USED TAXPAYER MONEY FOR A SETTLEMENT AS WELL. I AM SURE THAT'S AN HONEST MISTAKE. KEEP IT CLASSY.

Anonymous said...

Watch out...senility showing when you can remember details from the past but can't remember the present.

wordkyle said...

Alan Dershowitz got the Joe Lieberman treatment. Despite his Liberal credentials, when he separated from the rest of the herd by saying what he really thought, his friends turned on him and are intent on destroying him.

"What’s really upsetting him, he says, is the questioning of his motives and what he describes as a kind of ostracism he has experienced since propounding his ideas on a CNN panel shortly after the firing of Comey."

Anonymous said...

Franken's resignation is anything but a sure thing. He's hedging his bets. If Moore is elected, there are better than even odds that Franken will treat the speech just like Al Gore treated his concession to Bush on the night of the 2000 election -- he'll just say that circumstances have changed, and he withdraws his promise to resign.

Anonymous said...

I had a fun conversation about Cremation vs. Burial at the courthouse yesterday.

I'm going to have to side with the cremation proponents on this one. I just don't believe there's enough room to bury very many folks at the courthouse.

- DF Emily Litella

Anonymous said...

THAT WACO DA IS AS CROOKED AS THE DAY IS LONG. AND IF THE TRUTH EVER COMES OUT ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED ON THAT DAY THEN WE WILL ALL SEE THAT THE LAW HAS BLOOD ON THEIR HANDS. AINT ONE OF THOSE BIKER FELLERS GONNA BE CONVICTED CUZ THEY WERE THE VICTIMS HERE.

AND BEFORE ALL YOU HOLIER THAN THOU CONSERVATIVES JUMP IN...THINK ABOUT WHAT YOUR SAYING. THINK ABOUT IT HERO.

SpanishWarDonkey said...

I got lucky to grab some in the spring around $1500/coin. BTC is going crazy because Wall Street and get-rich-quick folks are looking for some easy returns. Futures trading will start Sunday on the Chicago exchange, as well as NASDAQ in Q2 next year. That has been driving the big build up the last month or so. There is a finite amount that can be produced so it isn't susceptible to inflation like a fiat currency is. The last few weeks have indeed been crazy, but 20-30% swings either way are not uncommon with it. Yesterday alone I saw 3 separate transactions in the ledger for over $100M.

Where the real money will be made is investing in companies that begin to use BlockChain technology for a myriad of possibilities. I'm not being hyperbolic when I say it has to potential to change our lives in the same manner the internet has.

Anonymous said...

Farenthold is a different situation. Lauren Greene's accusations were that *someone else* told her the F had said some things about her. She said that it made her workplace hostile. The complaints were investigated and determined unfounded, then she got a settlement from the Congressional Accountability Office to make her go away -- which is what it's for.

She's now a babysitter complaining that she's been blackballed from working for anyone in Congress. Well, no shit. There doesn't have to be a conspiracy for no one to want her anywhere near them.

There was also a confidentiality clause in her settlement, which she's breached -- I would love it if they'd go after her to get back that $84K in taxpayer dollars.

Anonymous said...

Random thought girl....I often posture myself like that after consuming large quantities of beans.

Anonymous said...

Oh, and further with respect to Farenhold -- Greene sued his office, not him, because she mainly complained that some other staffer was mean to her. She was actually promoted after making the first complaint, but thought her job was "hostile" because she couldn't take criticism from her boss (who was not Farenthold), and thought that Farenthold was "awkward" around her.

So the Congressional Accountability Office properly settled the lawsuit against a congressional office.

Andy Stevenson said...

There is no Biblical support for the concept of the Rapture but it’s a great vehicle for selling books about it.

Anonymous said...

I have been kicking myself for a while over not buying Bitcoin early on. I came extremely close to investing 10K when it was 68 cents a coin, but I talked myself out of it. Play it safe, a fool and his money, etc.

I would have made $100m.

I know a 22 year old kid in Keller that got in early on Bitcoin and mining. He had several computers mining 24/7. I'm sure he's ready to retire now. He already had made an obscene profit with Ethereum. 22 and set for life. Meanwhile, old man "play it safe" is livin in a van down by the river.

Anonymous said...

So what is the score on perverts in politics?

Democrats = ??
Republicans = ??

Anonymous said...

Bitcoin is just digital Beanie Babies and Pok√©mon cards. Nothing matters unless it is backed up by mortal force. The dead don’t even care about gold.

Anonymous said...

The dead don’t care about bread or gold. They just know that it was better to be alive.

Triple Fake... said...

Looks as if the RTG could use the services of an orthopedic surgeon. That pose makes me think of the one-legged little girl from those Shriners' Hospital ads.

If you exchange a $20 bill for a loaf of bread, I have to ask "Is that loaf of bread plated with 99.999% solid Bitcoin?" A super tasty loaf shouldn't run you more than about five bucks

Anonymous said...


'An ex-officer finally received 20 years for shooting a guy in the back. And I'm disturbed that it took a federal prosecution to pull that off when the State could only get a hung jury."

Shouldn't it disturb you as well that he had a sleazy defense attorney that got him off?

Anonymous said...

Evangelical Christianity's obsession with the false eschatology of the "rapture" is a driving force of many of the political decisions made that have such dire consequences. This theory of decision-making based on short-term, rather than long-term, effects is entirely driven by the feeling that "someday soon we'll all be taken out of here on a cloud of glory and the evil who are left can deal with this bad world." Look at who opposes things like climate-change research and policy making - in large part it's evangelicals who literally don't care because they think they, or their children, won't be here to see its effects. Never mind that the Bible places man as the caretaker of the earth. End-times dispensationalism creates poor social ethics, and the evidence is all around us. It allows "values voters" to vote for a person with questionable moral character like Trump or Moore - because they're powerful, authoritarian figures who promise to do things that would hasten the "end times." This week's Jerusalem decision is a perfect example of this.

Anonymous said...

"Alan Dershowitz got the Joe Lieberman treatment. Despite his Liberal credentials, when he separated from the rest of the herd by saying what he really thought, his friends turned on him and are intent on destroying him."

This is exactly right. Only liberals are mean and nasty enough to turn on their own like that.

DF Sarah Davis

Anonymous said...

I am no fan of Reyna but I wouldn't believe any affidavit that lawyer signed. Reyna is right that she was fired from his office for being untruthful. She has a grievance attorney on retainer. The State Bar has her under a mandatory mentoring program.

wordkyle said...

1010 - Please show your work. The data supporting your opinions are not presented in your argument.

Anonymous said...

DAMMIT GREEN THOSE SNOWFLAKES IN THAT PICTURE LOOK LIKE YOU AND ALL THE REST OF YOUR LIBERAL MACBOOK COFFEE DRINKING FRIENDS. GROW A PAIR

Andy Stevenson said...

Yep

Anonymous said...

Soon to be released Larry Norman biography:

https://www.amazon.com/Should-Devil-Have-Good-Music/dp/110190707X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1512750682&sr=8-1&keywords=larry+norman+biography

Anonymous said...

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

wordkyle said...

A couple more passages from the WaPo story on Dershowitz's new reality:

His viewpoint “has affected my friendships,” Dershowitz said. “I have a nephew who is just furious at me. He wants to do anything to have this guy impeached or removed from office and he says I’m stopping that.

Dershowitz said he “got an email today from a very prominent friend — I’m not going to disclose his name because it was a private email — admitting that I’m right and saying ‘My hatred toward Trump blinds me to your truths.’


There you have a Liberal icon testifying about the current insanity of the Left.

Anonymous said...

1812 OVERTURE

Anonymous said...

The wacko Trump is unfit to serve crowd went bonkers when his dentures slipped but they said nothing about Frankin when his slipped and said Ovial Office.

RatherBSailing said...

I like the " New Leader Shipp " slogan. He also comes from an excellent bloodline.

Anonymous said...

*BREAKING* Roy Moore's yearbook accuser admits she forged some of yearbook inscription...

Anonymous said...

eschatology


This is one of my favorite words. Good job, and spot-on, 10:10.

Rage

Anonymous said...

10:16--save your breath. Wordily won't admit that you've rubbed his nose in it.

Rage

Bencat said...

The RTG needs to jump back in that forest behind her from whence she came. Fairly hideous.

Anonymous said...

Shipp happens.

Here I sit all broken hearted. Tried to Shipp, but only Hansened.

Anonymous said...

10:10 is the smartest little girl at her middle school.

Anonymous said...

10:10 blames herself for her father leaving.

Anonymous said...

@10:21 I call bullshit. And you clearly are a Reyna fan. He is an incompetent fool. Since the mentoring program is not part of her public disciplinary history, how do you know this? Liar.

Why Guy said...

Someone please direct that lady to the nearest restroom. She can only "dance" for so long.

Anonymous said...

Sure. Sounds like something Trump always says: People are saying that this is the best. Blah, blah, blah. Who cares?

Anonymous said...

There is only one way to measure temperature. Mine.

Df Lord Kelvin

Anonymous said...

Speculation for greed is nothing new.

DF Dutch Tulips

Anonymous said...

same poster 1154 and 1155, very strong counterpoints.

Anonymous said...

10:10 - Get invited to many parties?

Anonymous said...

The Waco DA just made a lot of bandidios rich. They are going to have a lot of money to expand their network thanks to the State.

Anonymous said...

Outlaw bikers are less of a threat to society than Reyna

Anonymous said...

Leftism only produces suffering.

Anonymous said...

RE: Der "SHOW" itz

That guy will do whatever he has to do to get on TV. He knows how to market himself, even it means reversing position.

More $peaking engagment$ coming his way.

Anonymous said...

Rightism only produces more inbred slidell and Newark trash. Break the mold don’t vote dem or repub.

Anonymous said...

Been 30 days since I've read the comments. No fewer crazies. Koolaide buch still drinking

Anonymous said...

Moisture is needed for snow, not just cold air.

Anonymous said...

Skippy, Why aren't you bragging on Trump's job creation numbers like you did Obammy? Is it because you hate Trump or you just don't care that you hate it because he is winning? I never get tired of winning. That's why I voted for him. Looks like the Mueller investigation is leaking oil doesn't it?

Anonymous said...

3:35, let's see where we are at the end of 8 years of Trump. Then he can claim the economy as his own. Obama inherited a mess, and turned it around. Trump was elected to an economy where he found himself on third base, and y'all are acting like he hit a triple. He didn't.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Right Rage. Smells like shit. Must be a double-header. You know a lot about behinds, I hear.

Anonymous said...

Rage, you might want to tap the brakes on Obammy's economy. Record numbers on food stamps under him, a 2.1 average GDP growth, the worst 8 years growth in 70 years. His numbers were always revised downwards. Month after month during Obama's eight years in office, economic indicators kept coming in worse than expected.And after each disappointment, Obama would blame "headwinds" and promise that strong growth was just around the corner. Nice try, french fry boy!

Anonymous said...

Hispanic unemployment rate drops to 4.7% - LOWEST in history of USA. Rage, try to give Obammy credit for that.

Anonymous said...

Jesus was a liberal

Anonymous said...

and the policies of the right makes everyone so happy? Where do you buy your shrooms?

wordkyle said...

LOL The economy under Obama improved in the seventh year of his administration, despite his best efforts.

Anonymous said...

4:43 - Obama inherited a leftist mess and he enthusiastically stretched it into an 8 year recession. Trump is MAGA. You unholy creatures are powerless for now. Keep praying to Satan.

Anonymous said...

You might start with 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18. There are numerous other scriptures denoting the act of being caught up or raptured from Matthew to Revelation as well, Mr. Stevenson.

Anonymous said...

Obama tried as hard as he could to restrain the U.S. economy. He even resorted to Satanic blood and semen rituals.

wordkyle said...

806 - You're absolutely right, metaphorically speaking.