The Campaign For DA

1.22.2018

Random Monday Morning Thought


  • If Stormy Daniels has a non-disclosure agreement with Trump, she violated it with her poster at her appearance at a club over the weekend. But what's Trump going to do, sue her? "Plaintiff had an affair with defendant and, years later, entered into an agreement with the defendant not to disclose the affair."
  • For there to be a government shutdown, government sure does appear to to be open. 
  • Note: The Republicans needed 60 votes. They couldn't even get a majority [Edit:] of the total Senate seats of Republicans with five voting against the proposed deal.
  • Addressing the Pro-Life Rally in D.C. on Friday, Trump said, "Right now, in a number of states, the laws allow for a baby to be born from the mother's womb in the ninth month. It is wrong, it has to change."
  • Dallas County Republicans are suing to kick 128 Democrats off the ballot contending "that Dallas County Democratic Party Chairman Carol Donovan didn't sign the petitions of 128 Democratic Party." First, that's a sleazy move. Republicans can't win in Dallas County so resorting to this kind of tactic -- which will fail -- makes them look bad. Secondly, for all things holy, don't use a petition to get on the ballot. Pay the filing fee instead!
  • Alvord's Davey Edwards announced earlier this year that he would get 5,000 signatures on a petition to get on the ballot for Texas Land Commissioner. I said he couldn't do it because the technicalities make it a Herculean task. I looked him up and he is on the ballot. Did he get the signatures or just pay the filing fee?
  • I was looking at the campaign reports for Tarrant County DA Sharen Wilson and the largest downer was a $5,000 contribution from a former defense lawyer who now is part owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers? Whey would he do that? But it's a pattern. He donated $2 million to Baylor law school when neither he or his wife have an association with Baylor. 
  • Going back to the government shutdown, the GOP's talking point of Democrats not supporting the military is odd. Any person in the military will eventually be paid every dime they have coming to them. 
  • Trump working during the shutdown. Any chance there is anyone on the other end of the line?
  • Anyone seen Ted Cruz?
  • The Eagles have won more playoff games in 2018 than the Cowboys have won in 20 years. 
  • New England is a 5.5 point favorite over Philadelphia. 
  • The Women's March was impressive and this photo circulated a lot on Saturday. That is indeed the Women's March in Austin but it's a photo from last year. (It was retweeted 38,000 times.)
  • Since there is a government shutdown, is Fox News still on the air?

30 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Any chance there is anyone on the other end of the line?"

Stormy?

janneba said...

Proud to see my former place of residence on your blog even though it's not the best headline. Love Brainerd, Mn lived there all of the 70's.

Upstairs said...

Morning counselor.

Even with 5 voting "no", the Republicans still had a majority of their block voting together. Might want to re-do that bullet.

Call me old fashioned but I can't stand it when Trump wears that stupid cap in the Oval Office. Take your hat off!!

Anonymous said...

President Trump still Winning!

Anonymous said...

Not much silicone today

Anonymous said...

Speaking of Sharen, it looks like she's endearing herself to an even wider audience: https://c.ymcdn.com/sites/naswtx.site-ym.com/resource/resmgr/newsletters2017/112017OPLetter.pdf

What a nutjob.....

Anonymous said...

"They couldn't even get a majority of Republicans with five voting against the proposed deal."

So I think there are 51 Republican senators. 5 voted against the CR. That means 46 voted for it. Hmmmm. That sure seems like a majority of Republicans. Are you fake news? TDS so bad you can't see straight? Or just really bad at math?

For the record, what was the Democrats' vote tally? Who really shut down the government?

Anonymous said...

Re:the White House photo

I'll bet the local middle school student council president has more papers on their desk than the current president of the United States.

Triple Fake Tony Romo, ohh boooyyyy!

Anonymous said...

Re government shutdown and military getting paid. Yes they will get paid eventually but not until the shut down ends. How many families can afford to miss a paycheck and still pay their bills. Probably not many.

Pigpen

Triple Fake... said...

Uh, that Stormy Daniels poster doesn't mention an affair, or any kind of naughty contact between them. It only says he saw her "in the flesh", so to speak. Please enlighten us on the exact wording of the NDA

"... the laws allow for a baby to be born from the mother's womb in the ninth month. It is wrong, it has to change."
He was talking about babies born in September, and that is wrong. So sad!

Triple Fake Confused Coalition for August & October Births

Ernest T said...

Might want to review your math rules on what a majority is....

Last time I checked, there are 55 Republicans. Only 5 voted against it. That makes 90.91% that voted for it. Also, McConnell said that he only voted against it because of a rule that said he had to be in the majority in order to bring it back for a vote later.

You can blame the Republicans all you want, but this is all on Schumer and the Democrats. They are truly more concerned about taking care of the illegals that have broken laws than they are about taking care of citizens. They look at the illegals as a future Democratic voting bloc and they are doing everything that they can to take care of them.

Michael Kenyon said...

The military paychecks go out on the 1st. No one is going to miss a paycheck. If anyone does, the GOP is finished.

Fun fact: Reagan moved the government payday at the end of the fiscal year from the last day of the month to the first day of the month to avoid a budget crisis.

Anonymous said...

What is the women’s march about?

Anonymous said...

As for the Baylor donors -- the wife went to Baylor undergrad (then SMU Law), and her father was a Baylor Law graduate (for whom a courtyard at BLS will be named) and her brother is a Baylor Law grad. Kinda has a lot of connections to Baylor, actually.

Anonymous said...

Election-by-litigation has exploded since Bush v. Gore, and it's the Democrats driving it. There's nothing "sleazy" about insisting that the election code is followed in an election, and it's extremely common. I noted this morning, when looking for the petition referenced above (which evidently isn't on the Dallas Courts site yet), that at least 6 suits have been filed in the last three weeks, all Democrats suing to keep other Democrats off the primary ballot based on (purported) petition deficiencies.

Anonymous said...

The GOP???? This is not their shutdown.

Anonymous said...

Dividing the sexes.

Anonymous said...

You should be an expert on the whole petition to get on the ballot huh? If it makes you feel any better the incumbent would have beat you handily had you even got on the ballot as a faux republican.

Anonymous said...

Those RTG's . . . . . ? I like the one wearing sunglasses.

Anonymous said...

I was looking at the campaign reports for Tarrant County DA Sharen Wilson and the largest downer was a $5,000 contribution from a former defense lawyer who now is part owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers?

Your old buddy Bobby Patton owns property in west Fort Worth and Westover Hills. West Fort Worth & Westover Hills are in Tarrant County the last I heard. So figure it out, dawg.

Anonymous said...

Nice RTG(s) buffet today.

Anonymous said...

As folks say, nice RTGs today. But the one on the far left needs some orthopedic shoes. Bad case of duck feet.

DF Dr Scholl

Anonymous said...

Let see now: Republican President. Uh Huh. Republican Senate. Correct. Republican House of Representatives. Yes.

So if they all get on board and do what they said they could do if we gave them all the levers and buttons of government, why can't Republicans pass a federal funding bill? Why is this the minority Democratic Party problem? The minority party has been steamrolled on other votes, why not this one? Could it be that the Party Of Getting Things done can't get this important thing done because not all their people are zealots? Food for thought.

DF Logic Exercise

Anonymous said...

Stormy is old news. We want to know who is carrying on with Trump at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave now, according to book author Wolff. Is it Hope Hicks (Mrs Trump Version 4)? Is it Kellyanne Conway? If Trump likes a fuller figure, is it Sarah Huckabee Sanders? Is Omarosa being slipped in during the dark of the night? So many choices. Inquiring minds want to know.

DF Grocery Store Gossip Magazine

Sam Brows said...

NDAs are essentially contracts. You don't disclose and i'll give you "x". Typically these contain liquidate damages clauses. In this case it is fair to contemplate such a clause would be equal to, if not exceed, the money paid to procure the signature of the film star. So the purpose of the suit would be to collect a Judgment for the breach, an injunction prohibiting future breach, and liquidated damages consistent with the language of the agreement. She might not have the money to satisfy the Judgment, but she probably doesn't want to go to jail, so she shuts up and complies with the injunction.

Anonymous said...

Ted Cruz heard there was a government shut-down, so he shut-down.

Df Senate Majority Leader McConnell

Anonymous said...

12:46 - because it takes 60 votes to break a filibuster.

Anonymous said...

Trump not working in that picture. He is posing for a picture. And what is he winning?

Anonymous said...

Speaking of Ted Cruz, Fusion GPS, the smear firm behind the Trump dossier, had also conducted opposition research into another GOP candidate — Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) — according to a newly released transcript.

Anonymous said...

Skippy, Why don't you post a picture of the crowds at the right to life rallies?