The Campaign For DA

1.12.2018

Random Friday Morning Thoiughts


  • Just when you thought Trump couldn't embarrass us more than he already has, he did so yesterday in the Oval Office in front of a group of bi-partisan lawmakers.  In referring to Haiti, El Salvador and African countries, he said, “Why are we having all these people from s---hole countries come here?” He then asked why can't we get people from Norway.
  • Add that comment to his litany of shocking statements about people of color and his jaw-dropping, "There are good people on both sides" after Charlotte, and it is clear that he is a racist. If you are not white, he wants nothing to do with you. (Of course, his base of 33% won't care.)
  • Oh, and remember this?
  • And I haven't even mentioned that he said the U.S. delivered several F-52s to Norway. A plane that doesn't exist with the exception of in the video game Call Of Duty.
  • I watched the first episode of Ozark, the Netflix series, and I like the premise. The Cartel. Money Laundering. Family Man. Secretly re-locating from Chicago to The Ozarks after things went horribly wrong. 
  • A Dallas district judge got kicked off the ballot because, in collecting signatures in lieu of paying the filing fee, the petition for signatures had the date of the election in the place of where party designation was required -- which would be "Republican." She didn't want those signing the petition to know she was a Republican. Here's a tip: You make well north of $100k a year. Just pay the filing fee. Edit: Someone wrote she was actually a Democrat. This makes it even weirder. It would be easier to collect signatures in Dallas County as a Democrat than a Republican.
  • There were several Sam's Clubs that closed yesterday, thousands laid off,  and no one knows why. 
  • This guy went missing a few weeks ago in the gulf. The Coast Guard has called off the search. Now the son had created a Go Fund Me page to "help me find my dad." I don't want to question the guy's motives but . . . .
  • That was the thinnest, weakest, and fastest moving snow cloud yesterday that I have ever seen.
  • That new indoor water park in Grand Prairie is owned by the city. That seems odd.
  • If you think criminal law is easy, just look at the sentencing of the case in Decatur yesterday as summarized in the Update. A lady was charged with a second degree felony (jury would choose between 2 to 20 years)  but the jury found her guilty of the lesser included offense which was a State Jail Felony (180 days to 2 years). However, because they found a "deadly weapon" was used (her hands), it got bumped up to a third degree (2 to 10 years). She received four years. And that's not all. I had heard she was offered two years for a plea bargain offer (I assume that included a deadly weapon admission but I'm not sure). The rule for a deadly weapon finding is that a person is not eligible for parole until the expiration of 1/2 of the sentence BUT a person cannot serve less than two years. So a four year sentence means you are eligible for parole in two years and a two year sentence also means you are eligible in two years. This will be on your final exam. 
  • One of my favorite moments in New York was walking by a huge law firm building full of lawyers with incredible billable hour requirements that make it basically a high tone sweat shop and thinking, "You poor suckers."


56 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ozark is good. Also try Pinky Blinders. It is about English gangsters after WW1.

Do not watch Godless unless you lose all reasoning ability. Sucks you in as a western but it is horrible after the 2nd episode.

Anonymous said...

Do you think Putin will be going to The Miss Universe Pageant in November in Moscow - if so, will he become my new best friend?

https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/347191326112112640

Anonymous said...

This will be on your final exam.
If we take a grouping of countries (2 sets) and we're to postulate which inhabitants would be a net positive vs. net negative in regards to a drag on resources for hosting the immigrants, the list is as follows.
Group A-
Haiti
El Salvador
Niger

Group B-
Cayman Isalnds
Costa Rica
South Africa

Now, all but the dyed in the wool Moonbat would come up with the proper answer.
Group A IS a list of shit hole countries- has nothing to do with the amount of melanin in their skin.


Not Sam

Anonymous said...

I feel bad for the son that wants to find his father but from what I understand we quit tracking the plane after it entered Mexico's air space. No one can find the missing Malaysia airliner that went down so finding a small plane has got to be near impossible.

Anonymous said...

Your District Judge that got kicked off the ballot was a Democrat, not Republican.

Anonymous said...

Barry, the flap over the shithole comment just shows the petty nature of Washington. Do you seriously believe that no elected official, working with other elected officials behind closed doors has never made a crude remark? The difference is that now we have an environment where senior members of Congress can't wait to tell a staffer something in confidence, knowing it is like calling the WAPO themselves.
BTW- they are shitholes, made even worse by certain foundations that are supposed to help but just end up lining pockets.

And oh my! Calling an F-22 and F-52. What a mistake. Like making a comment to the 10th Mountain Division about being able to award a Medal of Honor to a guy that made it back when the Medal was actually awarded posthumously. Maybe they are made in our 52nd state.

Anonymous said...

Drink the Kool-aid Barry! Keep drinking the liberal tears Kool-aid!

wordkyle said...

Regarding Trump's comment, is it his wording you consider "racist," or the sentiment itself? I can agree that he could have worded it better. As for the countries of origin, simply look at Drudge to see a Ted Kennedy quote regarding the same idea:

"Contrary to the charges in some quarters, [the bill] will not inundate America with immigrants from any one country or area, or the most populated and deprived nations of Africa and Asia…" (Ted Kennedy, Senate subcommittee, 1965 Immigration Act)

This is the exact same sentiment expressed in more polite language -- concern about undesirable immigration from particular nations. And Kennedy was not accused of racism.

By resorting to accusations of racism at everything you disagree with, your side has diluted the impact of actual racism when it occurs. It's a cheap and lazy way of sidestepping meaningful discussion.

Triple Fake... said...

In your little black and white photo there, the Dallas judge looks like the illegitimate offspring of Grandpa Munster.

Equally shocking thing about Trump's comment was that the FWS-T ran the quote unedited. You can see it right there on the front page if you enlarge it.



"The President poses a good question about the people of Norway (and Sweden and Denmark), but we don't want the Irish!"

Triple Fake Olsen Johnson

Anonymous said...

Skippy, How does calling a country a shit hole make someone a racist? Is the travel industry thriving in these countries? No. Is it because of the beautiful people that live there or is it because of the danger that you might not get out alive?

Anonymous said...

Not on your life, Cheetoh Boy!

DF Olaf from Norway

Anonymous said...

But Trump meant that comment in the most Cristian and loving manner. I know.

DF Rev Jeffress

ps - buy my book

Anonymous said...

63 Sam's Club closed nationwide, some with no notice to employees? Wow, Trump is certainly creating jobs. And the Walton Family is getting richer and richer.

DF Costco

Anonymous said...

Trump is right. Everybody knows it.

Anonymous said...

Anyone who was not embarrassed for eight long Obama years at the absolute ignorance and lack of leadership, is not capable of discerning embarrassment for any other administration.

Anonymous said...

Trump B52 remark means nothing people even Presidents mis-speak or turn numbers around on occasion. The shit-hole remark followed by Norway does speak volumes about his attitudes and beliefs. And if you don't think that a republican senator who heard Obama or Clinton say a similar remark in a meeting on immigration would not report it for political gain you're complete fools. Sorry WORDY I guess it depends on your own beliefs how you read the Kennedy quote compared to Trump, but to me they are different . Kennedy was trying to assure the southern senators they didn't have to fear a mass influx from any country much less African ones. He was not disparaging specific countries. Also Norway has better insurance, longer life span ,a robust economy and live in a less polluted country so they are not trying to escape.

Anonymous said...

Would it have been "nicer" or less "racist" to call them "Deplorables"?

Anonymous said...

8:58 - "which inhabitants would be a net positive vs. net negative in regards to a drag on resources for hosting the immigrants"*

*citation needed

9:01 - "And oh my! Calling an F-22 and F-52. What a mistake." Well, since we're pointing out mistakes, we sold them F-35s, not F-22s. Oh, and it's *an not *and.

9:13 - No link was provided for your quote, but since I can use Google (unlike some here, it seems), I found it. Did you intend to mislead everyone by listing your source as Drudge, instead of the actual source (Breitbart)?

Anonymous said...

Our nation's immigration policy reflects his sentiments. You have to have education, skills, or money to get in via fast track. This policy was in place during and before Obama's terms as well. So Trump tells the truth behind a policy that others have implemented and you are offended?

Anonymous said...

According to the US Treasury, 90 per cent of people that get a pay check will get a pay increase as soon as next month. DAMN TRUMP!!

Anonymous said...

Wow. You had to pull a quote from 1965 to support your idea. That's a reach to pull a quote that is older than some of the African countries Trump disparaged. So intelligent.

Anonymous said...

Since Trump is a racist, should he give back the award that the NAACP and Jesse Jackson gave him for helping the intercity youth?

Anonymous said...

10:29 You proved Trump's point. When you live in a sh..hole, you are more motivated to leave and get out to a better place. Plus, even if he said it, it's a disparaging remark about the country in general, not the individual people themselves.

Anonymous said...

9:27, How many jobs were created under Obammy? How much of a tax deduction did he give us?

Anonymous said...

It hurts don’t it..
President Trump still Winning

Anonymous said...

10:29, Thanks for pointing out that liberal weenies leak private conversations for political gain.

Anonymous said...

10:32 am: no it wouldn't have, but that was a private citizen who said that, not the, like, very smart and stable president.

Anonymous said...

10:00: Obama taught law classes at the University of Chicago. You can try to hide your racism, but when you call him ignorant, it slips out. I'm pretty sure that you didn't finish grade school, so let me clarify what this means: a person has to be really smart to attend U of C. They don't have the legacy entries like other Ivy League schools. So, if the students are geniuses, they won't allow an ignorant instructor.

Anonymous said...

You didn't go mall walking this week with the Gentle Musers of 1310 The Ticket? You know, Craig Spank Miller, Jordan Todd Keith and George mordidly obese Dunham. I thought you were a fan of the ticket boys.

Anonymous said...

Trump cancelled the not scheduled trip to London because Obama made a terrible deal.FAKE NEWS! Bush made the deal in 2008. SAD!

http://www.cnn.com/2018/01/12/europe/us-embassy-london-trump-obama-bush-intl/index.html

mzchief said...

Trump calling specific nations a "shit-hole" was, without a doubt, undiplomatic, rude and very crude but not inaccurate. Trump lamenting that the discussion was about continuing to allow the lottery system to be applied to "shit-hole" nations rather than discussing improved immigration from Norway wasn't racist it was economics. Why would any nation elect to import poverty and unskilled workers rather than well-skilled immigrants? The fact Trump had met with the PM of Norway on January 10, 2018, may have had more to do with his reference to Norway than any other economically stable nation.

Average annual income of household in Norway for 2016 was $42,000+. In Norway 82% of adults aged 25-64 have completed upper secondary education.
Source

Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, with a per capita income of $400, in rural areas $100. 1.9% of the United States of America. Literacy is 53%.
Source

Of households headed by Haitian immigrants, living in the United States, 46 percent use at least one major welfare program. For households headed by native-born Americans, it is 20 percent.
SOURCE: https://cis.org/Fact-Sheet/Fact-Sheet-Haitian-Immigrants-United-States

It has been argued by supporters of continuing to extend the Temporary Protection Status of 320,000+ people, some of whom have been in the US for 20 years, that the home countries of these people were too dangerous, economically deprived and rife with governmental corruption and crime. Soooo, sounds like the people advocating for people from Haiti, El Salvador, Honduras and the other nations on the list have no problem describing those nations as shit-holes. A rose by any other name is still a rose, the same can be said for a shit-hole.
SOURCE: https://www.npr.org/2017/11/10/563333761/central-american-immigrants-brace-for-end-of-temporary-protected-status-program


As for the Temporary Protection Status of people who've been in the US for decades: Let's say you invited a family, whose home had burnt to the ground, to stay in your basement apartment until they got back on their feet but they were still there nearly 20 years later, what would YOU do?


Just an FYI...Just because someone says something racial doesn't mean the comment or the person making the racial comment is racist.

Anonymous said...

What were Melania's skills When she came to this country?

mzchief said...

Costco is kicking Sam's arse. Walmart made an economically sound decision to close underperforming stores. That's what companies/organizations do if they don't want to end up in soul-sapping debt.

Anonymous said...

The Ozarks builds up into a great series. This past seasons finale was unreal. Also if you haven’t started peaky blinders you should try it next.

Anonymous said...

Take notice Green...
-The US economy is roaring
-DJIA another record high
-Companies are raising wages
-Taxes are lowered
🇺🇸 #maga 🇺🇸

Anonymous said...

I meant to write George morbidly obese Dunham and not George mordidly obese Dunham. My bad.

Anonymous said...

So 2 to 20 for second degree, but lesser included was 180 days to 2 years, yet deadly weapon changed everything to third degree with 2 to 10 years on the table? Where's my calculator? If this is Friday, can I use my jail discount coupons for half off? This criminal law thing ain't easy. Can I just have them tazed for a couple of hours instead?

DF Judge Brock Oliver Wendell Holmes Smith
df Yeah 220, 221 - whatever it takes

Anonymous said...

What were Melania's skills? Sorry 12:29, we can't discuss those types of things on a family blog. I think you know what we mean.

DF Liberally Lean Office of Decency and Public Standards

Anonymous said...

Nancy Pelosi says $1000 pay increase is pathetic because she spends that in an evening at dinner in San Francisco...another entitled democrat

Anonymous said...

Why is Zuckerburg bringing skilled workers from other countries on H1B visas and paying them less than American workers? He has enough money to start training schools for Americans that need jobs. He's all for open borders but has an armed security detail and a wall around his house.

Gary Tidmore said...

Trump may be embarrassing you, but don't throw everyone into that snowflake laundry basket because he is not embarrassing me.

Anonymous said...

Huh? The point is that it's never been remotely controversial to distinguish among nations with regard to American immigration policies.

Anonymous said...

1:38
I believe the actual term Batchit Pelosi used regarding $1000/2000 bonuses was that they were "crumbs".
And the conversation ongoing was from a dialogue from a reporter asking Pelosi about the sanitation company in SanFran giving 2000.00 across the board to its 34,000 employees.
Yes, it was staggeringly entitled/elitist sounding - I am sure that most of the $40k/yr. workers of said company were glad to have a slice of that let me eat cake morsel.

Not Sam

Anonymous said...

"However, because they found a "deadly weapon" was used (her hands), it got bumped up to a third degree (2 to 10 years)"

Was this the female Chuck Norris or something? Does she have to register her hands as deadly weapons?

Anonymous said...

11:16 Thanks for pointing out in your narrow minded ignorance how hard it is for you to comprehend the point was ALL politicians use leaks for political gain so you Trumpers whining about someone leaking this remark are just showing your hypocritical attitude again.

SpanishWarDonkey said...

Here's what the Trump crowd doesn't get. Countries are different. Some are great, some are shitholes. He isn't wrong there. He's wrong that people would leave Norway to come here, as they arguably have a better life there already.

The problem with his comment isn't the word shithole, the problem is with his question of why. He is asking WHY these people in poorer countries should GET to come here. WHY would they possibly be allowed to come here? WHY would we want poor people when only educated and wealthy people SHOULD come here?

What you people fail to realize is, despite what you've always been told, a lot of these people that Trump thinks should be coming here are perfectly happy in their countries. They have low crime, reasonable drug laws, quality education, no morality police, 30 hour work weeks, afffordable healthcare, and just as much culture and history as we do. What he should be asking is WHY would those people WANT to come here?

wordkyle said...

1104 #1 - And my point still stands. The Democrat and Liberal icon and "Lion of the Senate" Ted Kennedy (D-MA) expressed a sentiment regarding the undesirability of immigrants from certain areas, the same as Trump's. Racism not a factor.

1029 - Kennedy acknowledged the undesirability of immigrants from certain areas. Same as Trump. Kennedy was in essence saying "These bad things (i.e., undesirable immigration) which I cite won't happen."

1044 - Drudge was the most visible citation. Also, Breitbart wasn't the "actual source." You might have a point if I hadn't also gone to The Center for Immigration Studies and verified the quote. I figured folks could check the accuracy of the quote for themselves without my help, but that apparently wasn't good enough for you.

wordkyle said...

319 - I actually used a variation of your questions. WHY would we want -- rather than feel we have a moral obligation to allow -- desperate, needy citizens from other countries to come to ours? They become desperate, needy inhabitants of this country, and we have enough of those as it is. Hard-working, resourceful people from prosperous nations, on the other hand, would come here only if they felt they had a chance to be even more successful. And those we do not have enough of.

SpanishWarDonkey said...

Because we're America, dammit. We are a nation of immigrants. People came to Ellis Island with nothing but the clothes on their backs and a couple hundred dollars. We didn't have safety nets then because everyone was poor. That isn't the case now, so yeah, we're going to have to help some poor people. Yeah, it will cost money. It's part of living in a civilized society. We didn't turn them away then, and we're damned if we start now.

But if that's the case, and how you really feel, then fine. Just admit that America isn't the greatest country in the world anymore. I've got a really hard time calling us that if we won't allow people in because they're poor or uneducated.

That's a real Christian attitude there, too. In fact, I'm almost certain Jesus said "don't help poor people" somewhere in the Gospels. I'm sure Jeffress could tell us line and verse. WK, for real, the hyprocrisy of people like like you are the exact reason why the GOP is dying, millennials laugh at it, and church attendances across the country have plummeted the last decade. But by all means, keep on keeping on.

Anonymous said...

We don't need your blessing or approval to watch Ozark!!!

Anonymous said...

No one knows why? I think the executives of Sam's Club know why.

Anonymous said...

SWD is an unholy Leftist that uses the goodness of mankind as a weapon to try and destroy us all.

Anonymous said...

SWD is animated by the hidden forces of Leftism.

wordkyle said...

816 - I'm glad you espouse a "Christian" approach. America should, and does, help those less fortunate. However, I was talking about merit-based immigration policy, which continues to allow those from other nations to enter (while still allowing help for those less fortunate.)

By the way, feel free to define and criticize my "Christian" credentials. As with most internet comments, I'll give it the consideration it deserves. (And it's still not pertinent.)

SpanishWarDonkey said...

What you're not getting is people that are already well off and educated aren't coming to America. They're already in better countries. Sure, some get transferred for jobs and a few do a little better here, but the idea that a large swath of educated people with have established lives would move halfway across the globe for fewer societal benefits, higher crime, and crippling medical bills is just laughable.

The Christian remark isn't so much an indictment against you, as best I can remember you've never espoused any of those views, but more so against the party you support. To deny that the GOP pounds on the Bible and uses is to attempt to legislate morality is just wrong.

wordkyle said...

859 - You seem to be addressing the number of immigrants that we may or may not get from "better" countries. Is that relevant to what I said?