The Campaign For DA

1.19.2018

Random Friday Morning Thoughts


  • A lot going on here. (It was by Love Field):
  • The jury in the Zoe Hastings murder trial in Dallas enters its third day of deliberations. Honestly, I didn't follow the trial to closely, but the defendant's "DNA [was] on the murder weapon." I wonder what's going on. 
  • Hey, a church can give away its tithes to anyone or any group it wants to. But I'm not sure how often the money is donated to an agency supported by tax dollars. It's their absolute right, but it is not exactly Lottie Moon. 
  • It's not a big deal, but one of the weirdest string of  comments yesterday was from a guy that said a withdrawal from a bank account should be put down as a credit in the balance book. I don't know if he was doing a bit, but he was insistent. But let's put it to the test. I have $1,000 in the bank. I withdraw $100 so he says add it. That puts the balance at $1,100. I make a deposit of $200 so, according to him credits are subtracted, my balance is $900.
  • Radio guy Mark Davis said yesterday during an appearance on Fox 4 that "it should not be easy to become an American citizen."  It was easy for me. It was easy for you. It was easy for Davis. And it won't be hard for any baby born today on American soil.
  • The DA in the case of the couple which held their children prisoner for years in their home in California held a news conference yesterday giving details of the case. He then said, "We will not try this case in the media but in the courtroom." Dude, you voluntarily called a press conferences to reveal facts.
  • I would think the vast majority of doctors would laugh at this. They are in the business of healing, regardless of who it is. And did I miss the news story where a doctor wanted to not treat an individual for religious reasons but was forced to?
  • Don't Google "Forbes" and "Trump."
  • The Star-Telegram has picked up the "Presidential Candidate Arrest" story out of Wise County. It looks like he is still in jail. 
  • This seems like a big deal for corporate America. "Tucked into the massive $1.5 trillion tax overhaul that Congress approved last month was the elimination of the 50 percent tax deduction that firms had long been able to take on business-related expenses for 'entertainment, amusement, or recreation.'” I presume that would include meals at high tone restaurants, too.
  • State employees can take a paid day off today in honor of "Confederate Heroes Day." Wait, what? (Side note: Oddly, all state offices are still open. For those who come to work, they can choose another day off. I have no idea what happens if 99% of a state office has employees take the day off yet remains "open".)

41 comments:

wordkyle said...

Not to speak for other people, but perhaps the confusion regarding debits and credits on bank accounts is because in traditional business bookkeeping you're keeping track of (i.e., "adding up") expenses. In that system, each expense is added, and any credits are subtracted. It's different math from balancing a checkbook, but the terminology is similar.

Anonymous said...

I wish you numbered your bullet points! So, the one about the business deductions for ballparks? That is going to be Huuuuge. Half of the boxes in NYC at Giants' Stadium and Yankee Stadium are corporate. What a mess.

~MPM

Harry Hamid said...

I'm going out on a spending spree to try and get my bank balance up today.

I've been going about this all wrong for years.

Anonymous said...

The debits are credits and credits are debits guy obviously worked for Wells Fargo. Obviously.

DF Bank Examiner

Anonymous said...

Two things....if you don't think after the whole you must bake a cake for the gay couple or else case that a doctor could be forced to do something to assist in an abortion against their religious beliefs you're not paying attention.

I would have thought the liberals would be thrilled with taking something away from the hated big corporations...shouldn't they be excited about that?

Anonymous said...

Confederate Heroes Day is one of my favorite holidays, right behind General Benedict Arnold Day, Lieutenant Philip Nolan Day, and Aaron Burr Day. Great days!

DF Loves Holidays of American Traitors

Anonymous said...

So, you are saying Trump will always have a use for a printed copy of a magazine. Guess the e-reader stings too much.

DF Publishers Clearinghouse

Anonymous said...

The medical religious pass most likely will be used by pharmacists to not fill certain prescriptions. FYI: so a Catholic one can deny your Viagra.

Anonymous said...

I may not be able to sell my Cowboy Stadium suites quite so easily because of the new tax law. Dang!

DF Jerry Jones

Anonymous said...

The guy yesterday was technically correct. To me, my bank account is an asset. A debit increases assets and credits decrease assets. However, most individuals when reconciling their bank accounts use the bank notations of debit and credit. For the bank your checking account is a liability so it is backwards to you. Makes not a lick of difference for an individual balancing their checkbook as long as you do it the same way every time. You could call it ups and downs, reds and blacks, horses and dogs, unless you are keeping a full balance sheet you can forget the words debit and credit all together.

Anonymous said...

I thought that all docs still took the Hippocratic Oath, which includes to first do no harm. Kind of seems to me that refusing help in a patient's hour of need because you don't like their religion, sex, hair color, whatever sort of violates that. But that's just me.

DF Hippocrates

Anonymous said...

I am loading up on milk, bread, and bullets for the impending government shut-down. Be ready.

DF Not Ted Cruz

Anonymous said...

When can you tell when folks are working at a Texas Drivers License Office or not? Trick question. Folks are NEVER working at a Texas Drivers License Office. You have to now take what is behind Door Three.

DF Monty Hall

Bacon said...

Bacon Scale
4.7 out of 5
I had to comment on this one BG. GJ

SpanishWarDonkey said...

State offices must maintain minimum staff today; somebody to answer the phone. That's about it. I went in for a couple hours this morning but I'm done for the day.

Anonymous said...

There is a reason your ATM card is called a debit card. It is because you use it to take money out of your account.

9:23

"so a Catholic one can deny your Viagra." makes no sense at all. Being the offspring of several very large Catholic families and having 30 first cousins on just my Father's side of the family, a Catholic pharmacist would have no reason to deny a Viagra prescription.

Anonymous said...

Mark Davis is a tool, but you took his comment out of context.

Anonymous said...

Some are suggesting we give credit where debit is due.

To each his own.

Anonymous said...

Barry - from your checkbook perspective.....
you add deposits (debit) & subtract withdrawals (credit) aka reducing an asset.

From the bank's perspective ......
Your account balance - aka cash in the bank - is a liability on the bank's books. Therefore anytime your bank balance decreases (from the bank side) their liability decreases in regard to your account. Thus, you will see a debit for checks.

Your asset - cash in the bank is a liability for the bank. Your deposit or debit is the bank's liability or credit.

When you write a check or make a withdrawal it's a credit to your checkbook because your cash balance decreases. On the other hand, when your check clears the bank, the bank's liability - credit - decreases, which is a debit.

Triple Fake... said...

from Merriam-Webster -
Learner's definition of DEBIT:
an amount of money that is taken from an account.
Learner's definition of CREDIT:
an amount of money that is added to an account

It's not specified, but they're talking about the point of view of the account holder.
If you pay money to the bank (not a deposit), such as in account fees, then it's a credit on their balance sheet, but it's a debit on your account.
They're called debit cards because you can pay for goods or services, and the money is debited from your account

Anonymous said...

It is not uncommon for churches do support community endeavors and first responders. It is more uncommon to allow it to be put on news media.

Anonymous said...

Physicians left the integrity of Hippocrates of Cos when they began murdering the unborn of our specie.

Anonymous said...

Asset accounts have a natural debit balance. That means that to increase an asset account you debit it, and to decrease it you credit it. A=L+E

Anonymous said...

Here is a good learning tool to understand Debits and Credits:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j71Kmxv7smk

Anonymous said...

In a couple of weeks-maybe less, try googling; Obama-Hillary collusion/ Fisa/wiretaps/ Trump Tower/ FBI.
The old, worn adage about excrement hitting the fan......

Not Sam

Anonymous said...

LL - not that it's related to any of your random thoughts today, but I highly recommend listening to This American Life's Jan 11th podcast of "Chip in My Brain." You'll find it fascinating. Parents of a 4th grade unathletic boy hire a 6'6" tutor who turns the boy into a decent basketball player, but in the process becomes the boy's hero and indoctrinates him with a 1970's Sci-Fi Film's Left Behind Apocalyptic Rapture Christian theology that some churches took as gospel. The kid, through $76,000 of therapy and the 4 Horsemen of Atheism, ultimately gets off the bat-shit "Christian" crazy train and sues the tutor. I'll not spill the verdict, but the entire story is absolutely fascinating.
[Now, I try to be a follower of Jesus, and I believe the Jesus-thing to do with this young man now would be to not engage beyond extolling the work of Dawkins, Hitchens, Dennett and Harris in regard to religion.]

Anonymous said...

It seems like some of the black folk in Chicago ain't to happy with the plans for Obammy's presidential libary. Imagine that.

Anonymous said...

9:23 did you mean a Trojan instead of Viagra?

DF Magnum PI

Anonymous said...

Young, fertile couples do not have a biological need for Viagra. Sex should only be used for procreation, so the gentlemen above 50 are SOL.

Anonymous said...

Are you confused about the killer's DNA on the murder weapon?

More often than not in stabbings the doer cuts themselves in the process, usually because there's no hilt and their hand slips.

Anonymous said...

No. I know married couples who sleep in separate beds in the same room, because they are following Church doctrine. US Catholics pick and choose what they follow, but there are hard-liners out there and they won't change their views, even if some liberal Pope says they can.

Anonymous said...

It always amazes me how a large chunk of the readers here think Religious Freedom laws will mean that Christians will be free. There are a lotnof non-Christians in this country and if these laws pass, it means that they can apply their religious beliefs to you. Remember that weird sect your cousin Dee Dee joined when she was 18? Well, guess you're going to need to hold a chicken while getting your rash looked at, because that's what the doctor from her church believes.

John Holmes' Ghost said...

RTG...

Is this big boobs week?
I'm not complaing, just sayin...


and i like!

Anonymous said...

You may experience an erection of more than four hours, in which case you should contact your physician immediately?

Heck, I am contacting my girlfriend immediately instead.

DF Young Guy Who Doesn't Really Need Viagra, But WANTS Viagra

Anonymous said...

People just love closing the gates behind them. Easy for someone born here to think that it should be hard to "become" an American Citizen. Easy for people to complain about all the "traffic" while contributing to it themselves. Easy to be pro-abortion after you're born, etc.

Anonymous said...

1:22------

Rational people tend to understand that unfettered immigration worked in the past because there was room and there was no welfare state. Things have changed and if you're too dumb to understand that then you need to shut up and get a little education before sounding off further. Your uninformed attitude serves no purpose.

Anonymous said...

Barry is a master troller. Here is what I posted yesterday - "Since a debit increases the balance of an asset account (like your checking account) it is always added. Debits are for deposits. Credits would be subtracted and are for checks written, fees taken out etc. "
But Barry managed to put an example in his blog where he did the exact opposite. He added withdrawals and subtracted deposits. Your bank checkbook is your asset. Your bank statement is the bank's view (which is a liability on their books so everything is exactly opposite). For your example, start with $1000. Then withdraw $100. That is credit in your check book and should be subtracted (see my post from yesterday above). Now you have $900. Deposit $200. That is a debit and should be added. Now you have $1100. But very nice job trolling everyone and getting the comment line fired up.
DF still better than you at accounting guy

Anonymous said...

With the Trump order where a doctor can not treat based on religious beliefs, what if the medical professional is Muslim and refuses to work on a Christian and that person dies? Will that go over well?

Anonymous said...

12:13

I know Baptist couples that sleep in separate beds. Is that a Baptist doctrine?

If you need more education on the Catholic religion, post your questions, I'll be more than happy to answer them.

Anonymous said...

The community partner donation from a local church to the BPD for $2,000 to pay for equipment is a good thing; however, the early church used offerings to help the widows, poor and spread the Good News. The 10% tithe is God's money, our taxes go for government services. At a time when government is spending less for poor children, perhaps all churches should step up to meet their needs in the community.

Anonymous said...

re- Confederate day: I'm a government employee, so get this: government has shut down, so I longer report to work, but I still will get paid...