The Campaign For DA

1.29.2018

Random Monday Morning Thoughts


  • I'm always on the look out for ads disguised as news stories. Well, Texas Monthly, which obtained a new owner last year, has put its foot in the water by putting the CEO of Bumble on the cover in exchange for that company spending $25,000 to promote the story on social media. The underlying Texas Monthly staff is not pleased. 
  • The last Blockbuster in Texas (Edinburg) has closed
  • I watched the first episode of Waco -- about the Branch Davidians -- and it was really good. The first episode spent a lot of time on ATF's screw up at Ruby Ridge and how they were desperate to redeem themselves.
  • Dr. Suess would not have appreciated Trump's "No refugees!" policy because he didn't like our isolationist policy in during World War II. And check out her shirt!
  • According to the Messenger, two guys showed up in the early morning hours just to video the Bridgeport PD building and Decatur PD building. They were looking for a confrontation.
  • Those guys normally have their ducks in a row because almost always the cops come out and ask for IDs. The response is, "Am I being detained?" They ask that because 99% of the time there is no reason to legally detain them, and you don't have to show your ID to an officer unless detained or under arrest. Edit: I might be wrong about this. Even if detained, you don't have to ID yourself. It takes an arrest.
  • This is from the Morning News. I don't remember a measles outbreak in Newark.
  • I was in Home Depot this weekend and saw and older gentleman with a t-shirt on that read, "The Church Has Left The Building."
  • Prices at the NHL "Fan Fest." Nine dollars for Dipping Dots? 
  • Oh, my: 
  • A Tarrant County family court judge sure is getting creative in the area of fundraising:
  • I mentioned Kenneth Copeland getting a G5 last week. Get this: "Copeland, a member of Trump’s Faith Advisory Council, will speak at a prayer breakfast at an Army base February 1st. He claims PTSD doesn't afflict True Believers."

37 comments:

Anonymous said...

The measles outbreak was out at the Copeland compound, it involved several members of the congregation.

wordkyle said...

Does Trump have a "No refugees!" policy?

Triple Fake... said...

Problem with the measles story:
Believing that the fine folks in Newark use "science" and "celebrity advocacy for medical advice"

How is it that there was still a Blockbuster open anywhere, but I keep seeing anecdotes about the last movie ever rented at a Blockbuster was (ironically) This is the End?

Anonymous said...

2 grand to shoot hogs?!?!? I've got 600ac of hog infested land in Goldthwaite that I'd damned near pay someone to shoot the bastards.

-buyerninety

Anonymous said...

Barry, I have asked this before. And I know you don't do it because it would bore the LS out of your readers. But can you try to, each day, to put just one thing the Democrats are trying to do that you believe is a good thing. Just one each day. You can still bash Trump and organized religion all you want. Just post ONE item in the news that Dems are doing that is good for this country. I bet you won't because you can't. The are not doing anything other than obstructing the current administration and congress. Losers.

Anonymous said...

Kenneth Copeland tops every wealthiest televangelist list that I've seen. I'm guessing his wealth, which is far above other TV preachers, skyrocketed with the Barnett Shale play. Gas wells or well pads are in and around his northwest Tarrant County - southwest Wise County properties.

Anonymous said...

9:26 - The Democrats are trying to destroy western civilization. Barry is onboard with that goal.

Anonymous said...

Filming a police station has been ruled enough to detain someone. Turner vs. Driver

Anonymous said...

Hate those two idiots who harrassed our WC police departments last week. Smart asses doing it to make them feel big and just because they can. Next time maybe the cops will ignore them. Like to see them do this in Detroit or New York...HA!

SpanishWarDonkey said...

You're one of the few, then. Farmers and ranchers complain about them ruining crops, but are glad to have (mainly) northerners or city folks come out for $1k a gun. So much so that if you just offer to kill them for free they laugh at you. Can't be that bad for most of them.

Anonymous said...

9:26

It's not rocket science that you are attempting to bait Barry into some kind of opinion argument. ANYONE who says providing health care/insurance to millions of innocent uninsured children is wrong has a warped soul, and a closed mind to go with it. So why does the GOP oppose CHIP? We can do this crap all day and it still is OPINION. You don't agree with the Democratic philosophy of caring for ALL of the people, not just those of means? That's fine. But attempting to provide for those of less means doesn't make it wrong, contrary to what you and your addle minded leaders think. #MAGA (Morons Are Governing America)

Anonymous said...

No one would have cared if they videotaped Newark or Rhome. It is the Chicago and Detroit of Wise.

Anonymous said...

Why do you hate America? Why do you hate liberty, personal property, profit, and individual responsibility???

Anonymous said...

9:26 Drinking the Fox news Kool-Aid?
Most Democrats aren't bad folks, just like most Republicans aren't bad folks. There are a minority of both that sit in power and make decisions the rank and file are supposed to support. A willingness to buy-in to the illusion that everyone on the other side of the isle is evil is the main reason the country is stuck in a rut right now. But, if you look at someone like Michael Bennet, Democrat/Colorado, you can see him working, as he has since 2013, to facilitate construction of the Keystone Pipeline, for the purpose of creating jobs. Creating jobs is good, right?

Anonymous said...

I don't like cops very much, but these guys showed a lot of patience by not giving the "auditors" the butt kicking that they were asking for.

Anonymous said...

Those two idiots filming the police are just trying to stir something up. I hope they never get carjacked, mugged, robbed or beaten because then they would have to call the police! I would be filming them while all the aforementioned activities are happening. I understand the officer when he said "in this day and age". What if those guys had been terrorists and left bombs there? Pass an ordinance prohibiting the filming or taking of pictures of any law enforcement building and problem solved. Then the police have something to base the arrest on.

DF Not a Film Critic

wordkyle said...

1055 - Does the GOP oppose CHIP? Has ANYONE said "providing health care/insurance to millions of innocent uninsured children is wrong?"

You made such an impassioned argument that I wondered where you got your information.

Anonymous said...

southwest Wise County properties.
10:03 AM


That should read southeast Wise County

Anonymous said...

As long as they are good paying union jobs and not amazon slave jobs.

Anonymous said...

One good thing that Democrats are doing - importing votes from Mexico. And eventually that will give a Texas electoral majority to the Democrats.

Anonymous said...

You mean like the Republican majority Congress did for 8 years. Including the SC pick. Get over it bucko, payback - it's a 2 way street.

Anonymous said...

"We must move as quickly as possible to a one-world government; a one-world religion; under a one-world leader."

Robert Mueller

Anonymous said...

Kenneth Copeland got a new G5 Pontiac? Why is he driving a poor mans car?

Anonymous said...

1:04- The Left poisons and eventually destroys everything that it touches. The a Democratic Party has been poisoned. You just might not know it yet.

Anonymous said...

Nice mugshot.

DF Jail House Book-in

Anonymous said...

@ 10:55 from 9:26
I'm not trying to bait Barry at all. He gives us plenty of items each day to debate every day. But they are all negative things about conservatives and this administration. I am asking him to not only bash conservatives, which he can do all he wants. (it's his blog) But I'm asking him to at least be a principled liberal and lay out a few things now and then that the Democrats are trying to do every day to help this country. All I can see them doing is being obstructionists to the party in power that is trying to do things to help the citizens in this country. All the citizens. What you are missing in my plea, is for Barry to show that the Democrats are doing something productive. Spending all their time plotting against this President, trying to dig up collusion that doesn't exist and calling him unfit to hold office, is not productive.

@ 11:46 Other than the smart ass Fox News comment, which was completely unnecessary, you did exactly what I am asking Barry to do now and then. Make a good case for something good that the democrats are trying to do. All I see Barry do is bash the conservatives.

Anonymous said...

9:26, name just one thing?

OK, Democrats are trying to stop Donald Trump from subverting American democracy for his own amoral purposes, the way he has already subverted America's preeminence in global politics and the way he has already subverted the once-moral good sense of the Republican party.

That is one good thing.

Anonymous said...

Was that bikini pic taken on the desert sands? I thought I saw a camel in the background.

DF,
Walkamile

Anonymous said...

"The Church Has Left The Building" T-Shirt.....

Our Church - Whites Chapel United Methodist in Southlake uses that slogan for our "community service" ministries - other churches may also use it.

It hopefully re-enforces the importance that christian need to do good and help others not just on Sunday while sitting in a pew - but when they've "left the building" as well.

its catchy - you noticed it.....

Anonymous said...

11:46-----------------------

This is actually a continent, not an island. Just so you know.

Anonymous said...

926 was a thought out post, then you just could not help your Republican self at the end.

Anonymous said...

It’s a possibility he didn’t get minerals. That was US Govt property once. Amon Carter owned after that. The gov’t still owns a little of it.

Anonymous said...

It’s a possibility he didn’t get minerals. That was US Govt property once. Amon Carter owned after that. The gov’t still owns a little of it. I hope he didn’t. I think he’s a crook.

Anonymous said...

You mean poisoned like the Republican Party has been, destroyed by ties to Russia and a bend towards racism and pedophilia all in the name of Jesus. Yeah, I think I know what side I'm standing on, where are you?

Anonymous said...

4:00 - I like this one too - "Church is over, let the service begin"!

wordkyle said...

115 - LOL ... You guys never fail to amuse. You assume a self-righteous attitude without ever realizing that it's
* based on both lack of information and misinformation,
* fueled by irrational hatred, and
* directed at a caricature that you (or your mentors and cohorts) have created in your own mind.

Your greatest fear must be that reasonable people disagree with you.

Anonymous said...

I like this one - "Church is out, Obama is still a Muslim pig"!