The Campaign For DA

1.04.2018

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts



  • How did the Syria civil war dominate the news a few months back and now we never hear a word about it?
  • Shout out to First Financial. When in New York, Mrs. LL used a debit card to sign up for a bus/city tour and the bank immediately noticed something was amiss. They temporarily froze the card
  • There was a story in the Messenger of some kid saving someone by breaking out the front window of a vehicle with his fist. I didn't think that was possible.
  • AG Jeff Sessions is taking steps to have the federal government stop states from legalizing marijuana (even that is what the people of those states want.) 
  • That's not the way it works. Not the way it works at all. And doesn't that just bring more attention to it?: 
  • The most amazing thing is that this lady actually seems to enjoy her job. She has to wake up every morning and ask herself, "What has he done now that I'm going to have to defend?" 
  • This cannot be true: 
  • The "Cat Causes Wreck" story led one of the local news stations broadcast last night. 
  • The defensive coordinator at LSU, who was pursued by the Aggies as head coach, will stay put. He will be paid $2.5 million. As defensive coordinator. 


49 comments:

Anonymous said...

Have NO DOUBT the Right Handed Wing Nuts of the Tea Party who stood by Judge Roy Moore the Kiddie Diddler while rise in defense of the Don. Just saw that Moe-Ron Mark Davis on Fox 4 vomit :)

Ordering extra butter for the popcorn.

BagOfNothing.com said...

I've had my bank decline a purchased when I traveled out of state for the same reason. For the next trip, I called the number on the back of the card to alert them I would be in a specific out of state city for three days and there shouldn't be any need to flag those transactions as suspicious or for them to be declined. The rep thanked me and told me people do this all the time to avoid any declined transactions while on a trip. It didn't work, my first transaction on the trip was declined. I wasn't upset, just found it a bit funny, and I'd rather the bank be overly protected of my account than passively protected.

Anonymous said...

The economic argument for legalizing marijuana is ridiculous, though. Sure, billions of dollars will be spent on it. But each of those dollars would have been used elsewhere, and now won't be. It's a wash.

Anonymous said...

I think Sarah loves her job putting the lefties back in the real world every day.

Anonymous said...

"AG Jeff Sessions is taking steps to have the federal government stop states from legalizing marijuana (even that is what the people of those states want.)"

I'm pro legalization and believe Sessions is a douche but your bullet point is patently false.

Anonymous said...

Hey, can Wordy come in here again and tell us all about how the Republicans didn't start and pay for the Steele Dossier, even though everyone, including Republicans and Trump, admits they did?

Asking for a friend.

Anonymous said...

Had my card declined by Chase at a restaurant in Napa once. Try explaining that to the waiter at Meadowwood on a $1,200 tab!

DF MzChief

Anonymous said...

9:03, do you have any economic analysis to bolster your economic counter argument?

Anonymous said...

"AG Jeff Sessions is taking steps to have the federal government stop states from legalizing marijuana (even that is what the people of those states want.)"


I had a discussion about this kind of thing with my wife yesterday. She called it an argument, but I thought it was relatively tame.

Anyway, because the constitution does not specifically give the federal government jurisdiction over drug crimes occurring entirely within a state, federal jurisdiction can only be due to the pre-emption clause--that the feds intend to completely occupy the prosecution of drug crimes.

We'll skip over the fact that this isn't true because they allow the states to prosecute drug crimes all the time and skip straight to the fact that the feds have ceased prosecuting low-level pot crimes.

So--have the feds not waived their pre-emption, by their express intent to no longer prosecute those crimes?

So now if the pot crosses state lines before or after purchase they can go after it, but if pot is grown, possessed, sold, possessed, and consumed entirely within the bounds of one state, can the feds really prosecute it anymore?

I'm not a criminal lawyer, and I had Guinn for ConLaw so my knowledge is severely lacking, but that's kind of how I read all of these things together, from an ivory tower perspective.

Skeeter said...

The neck strap on the RTG's bikini top must be plenty strong.

Anonymous said...

Problems with the way the marijuana issue is headed: 1. Seems dumb that we have a federal statute that says it’s illegal and to have individual states legalizing it. The federal statute itself should take precedence and prevent states from legalizing it until the federal statute is changed.
2. With all problems, death, carnage, property damage, loss of production at work place, broken lives and families that alcohol causes; why would we want to legalize another intoxicant?
3. In regards to it’s medicinal use, why does marijuana get an end around the FDA? Any other substance that is seeking to be legalized to be written as a prescription by physicians has to go through the intense scrutiny and research and testing before being approved for that. The public has no say so in such matters. Yet , with marijuana we are asking the public to vote on whether or not this substance can be used medicinally and totally bypassing the FDA. Makes no sense.
Just some of my thoughts on this subject.

Anonymous said...

Huge tracts of land!

Anonymous said...

Adding to 9:20: If Wordkyle can reiterate about how he thinks Trump is smart, that will make me laugh again. Throw in a couple of documentation! cite! statements too, please.

Anonymous said...

RTG is a repeat from December 3rd, not that there is anything wrong with that.

Baylor Too said...

@9:29, you must have skipped ConLaw on the day they studied Wickard v. Filburn. But if you went skeet shooting with Guinn, I'm sure you got an 'A-' anyway.

SpanishWarDonkey said...

REPEAT. A good repeat. But a repeat nonetheless. Figure this one'll bring Bacon out of hiding.

Anonymous said...

Been with FF since they were First City Texas/ 1985. That being said - their card services division is a bunch of Retards. Getting a debit card replaced, their incessant 90 day life for passwords, and their insistence that you call them to "alert" them when you might be 50 miles away from your home zip code is over the top. Barry someone like you should know that they are not protecting you, as you are only responsible for the first 50 dollars of a fraudulent charge- but they are putting the onus on you for their security.
Being a world traveler such as I am, I find their card to be a major pain in the posterior.

Not Sam

Anonymous said...

The federal statute itself should take precedence and prevent states from legalizing it until the federal statute is changed.


This is the EXACT OPPOSITE of what our federation is about.

But it's good to see you posting, Gov. Abbott.

Rage

Anonymous said...

"With all problems, death, carnage, property damage, loss of production at work place, broken lives and families that alcohol causes; why would we want to legalize another intoxicant?"

Because it doesn't cause those same problems? Just spit balling here though.

Anonymous said...

How did the Racist Statue war dominate the news a few months back and now we never hear a word about it?

How did the women passing out at Obama rallies dominate the news a few years back and now we never hear a word about it?

How did the Jesus Campos hotel security dude dominate the news a few weeks back and now we never hear a word about his disappearance?

I am sure there are many more liberal agenda stories that lost traction after the next crisis arrived and could be exploited.

Anonymous said...

3. In regards to it’s medicinal use, why does marijuana get an end around the FDA? Any other substance that is seeking to be legalized to be written as a prescription by physicians has to go through the intense scrutiny and research and testing before being approved for that. The public has no say so in such matters. Yet , with marijuana we are asking the public to vote on whether or not this substance can be used medicinally and totally bypassing the FDA. Makes no sense.

Marijuana is classified as a schedule 1 drug federally. This means it is classified as having no medical value and cannot be legally researched in the US. Other schedule 1 drugs include LSD, heroin, and ecstasy. The FDA does not have the option to weigh marijuana's respective value or scrutinize its medicinal value, at least until the schedule is lowered.

Anonymous said...

Hey bu why don’t you hit your secretary button on your desk and get her to fetch you some coffee...maybe it will help you think clearer.

Anonymous said...

Hey, sports genius, the Aggies already have a head coach.

wordkyle said...

920 #2 - Please address your concerns to the New York Times and Washington Post. They're the ones who said Democrats paid for the dossier.

954 - Clearly you disagree with my point that it takes some sort of intelligence to be elected President. (Remember, I said "It may be a specific kind of intelligence.") Can you explain why you disagree with that observation?

bencat said...

Are you recycling the RTG's? This one has already had her day on the front page.

Anonymous said...

We are impressed with the indexing skills of 10am. Call us for an interview. We may have a position for you.

DF Liberally Lean Library & Archive Staff

Anonymous said...

It is impossible for you to break out a windshield I would think.

Anonymous said...

Mike Tyson will tell the G men to “ Keep off the Grass” at his pot ranch

Why Guy said...

What if he was trying to stop people (and minors) from jabbing rusty nails into their brains via either of their eye sockets or one of their aural canals (even that is what the people of those states want.) [your words]??

Anonymous said...

Wordy, see my reply yesterday about intelligence. It was one of the late responses.

Anonymous said...

Those crooks declined my card at Pizza Hut during the freedom texas meeting. I was furious!

Anonymous said...

Der Trumptator ist Kaput!

Now how much longer do we have to suffer The DementiDonald until the whole cabal is tossed or jailed? Bob is whipping up a a big bowl of treasonous pork soup here. Man, it must really suck to be a Chumpkin right now. Own it, fix it!

wordkyle said...

1130 - I didn't see anything that addressed my specific observation. I saw a comment -- maybe it was yours -- that offered a couple of unsupported speculations that, as those types often do, ended in "treason" and "stupidity." Without assigning those with any sort of credibility, let me simply ask in turn: Do you have a reason why you disagree with my observation? Do you believe there's only one kind of intelligence?

Anonymous said...

Oh, the good old days when we could buy medicines off the shelf (no prescription) with raw opium and cocaine in them. Ask your great grandparents about taking Laudanum. And marijuana was just Mexican Hemp Weed that grew wild. Psychiatrists freely prescribed LSD to clear your mind and help patients overcome stress.

Now that was real medicine!

DF Marcus Welby, M.D.

Anonymous said...

Wow! We have never seen a 52G cup before in the wild. Amazing!

DF Lady Vassarette

Anonymous said...

A&M went after David Aranda for the DC job, not head coach. But LSU guaranteed him 10M for the next 4 yrs.

Anonymous said...

Cat causes wreck: https://i.imgur.com/NhkN02O.mp4

Anonymous said...

Baylor Too: I would never have remembered the style of that case, but I sure remember that the feds can do anything they want with anything arguably related to IC. And I remember Guinn's unsolicited shoulder rubs.

Anonymous said...

I bet the RTG has really small feet. Nothing can grow in that much shade!

DF Lawn & Garden Guy

Anonymous said...

Rage
Remember how the justice department jumped very quickly all over Arizona when the Arizona legislative passed the same immigration laws as the federal immigration laws with the intent to enforce their state borders and more specifically to prevent illegal immigration. Feds didn’t like that. And why shouldn’t AZ be allowed to do that?
How fast would the justice department jump in if a state put to vote on making abortion illegal within their state and it won?
Point being, the feds are not consistent in their enforcement of federal statutes and what they consider states rights.

Anonymous said...

10:09 Are you serious........there’s a reason it’s called “dope”.

Anonymous said...

10:20 I understand what you are saying, but how can a schedule 1 drug even be considered to be allowed to be voted on by the very dependable general public to become legal for any usage, recreational or medicinal?

Anonymous said...

And Rage - to show additional inconsistencies you have the AZ case of wanting to enforce their borders and being sued by the justice department and then you have sanctuary cities and states that blatantly disregard immigration laws. It’s all a mess.

Anonymous said...

It causes similar problems and almost every pot smoker I know also drinks.

Anonymous said...

@2:02 It doesn't cause similar problems and you proved the point by admitting every pot smoker you know drinks.

Anonymous said...

Remember how the justice department jumped very quickly all over Arizona when the Arizona legislative passed the same immigration laws as the federal immigration laws with the intent to enforce their state borders and more specifically to prevent illegal immigration. Feds didn’t like that. And why shouldn’t AZ be allowed to do that?

Because immigration and border protection are exclusively federal responsibilities. It's the same reason why the DPS, despite spending over $800MM a year on the Texas border, does not do actual border enforcement and is simply a waste of money. If Arizona wants to protect its border against Mormons from Utah, I suppose it could do that.


How fast would the justice department jump in if a state put to vote on making abortion illegal within their state and it won?

I don't know what "it won" means, but a state can offer more rights, but not fewer rights, than the federal government; so a state cannot forbid a person from exercising a right (abortion) that is granted to them by the feds (Roe v. Wade).

That is a very oversimplified account of how federal rights work in state situations, but I assume I'm talking to an oversimplified person, so...

Point being, the feds are not consistent in their enforcement of federal statutes and what they consider states rights.

While I would agree, none of your examples so far are demonstrative of that.

And Rage - to show additional inconsistencies you have the AZ case of wanting to enforce their borders and being sued by the justice department and then you have sanctuary cities and states that blatantly disregard immigration laws. It’s all a mess.

"Sanctuary" cities do not blatantly disregard immigration laws. They do not enforce federal laws on immigration, which they are forbidden from doing in the first place, but the Dan Patricks of the world have you believing that those cities are flouting the law. Even in Texas the recent stink wasn't about whether or not those cities violate immigration laws, but whether or not they could be required to report violations to the folks who are tasked with enforcing those laws. Every police department that is not run by someone like Sheriff Fake Medals thinks that cops should not ask about immigration status because it fosters more crime, not less. You know, state crimes like murder and rape and burglary that are tasked to state and local police, not crossing a border, which aren't.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Baylor Too and (that other guy):

How is pot grown, sold, and consumed entirely within a state's boundary interstate commerce?

Rage

Anonymous said...

Hey dumbass rage----

Same way wheat is.

Anonymous said...

RTG chick is repeat for 3rd time. It's cool though. She reminds me of this chick I used to go with from Krum. She was pretty OK. She had speech impediment.