The Campaign For DA

1.25.2018

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts



  • Larry Nassar, the disgraced Olympic gymnastics team doctor, received 45 to 175 years in prison yesterday. He deserves everything he got, but that judge was a drama queen playing for the cameras. "I just signed your death warrant," was embarrassing. And Texas prosecutors didn't like it either
  • I'd love to know the number of commentors who admire Alex Jones. I'm beginning to think it might be a pretty good percentage. 
  • A couple of days ago they jumped on the alleged "secret society" of the FBI (which has been revealed to be nothing other than a joke from a text message) and called it the "Illuminati." Oh, come on. We all know the Illuminati runs the secret super computer in Belgium called The Beast which will eventually, through the Illuminati, place a chip or "mark" in people so they can be tracked and miss the Rapture. Silly people.
  • I've always wondered what those boys at MADD made. This is from 2016.

  • I had no idea that Wise County's own TV evangelist, Kenneth Copeland, bought -- correction: his church bought him -- a G5 private jet. To make it even more ridiculous, it was purchased from Tyler Perry. 
  • Jerry Fallwell, Jr. was on CNN last night defending Trump having an affair with a porn star right after Barron was born. It was an "Aw, shucks. We all sin" defense. He even channeled Jimmy Carter by invoking Jesus' proclamation that if you lust in your heart after a woman, that's the same as adultery. 
  • I've never seen a story that I disbelieve more than this one: 
  • The Aggies owe former coach Kevin Sumlin $10.4 million for firing him. It is due in lump sum. Today
  • "Freedom Texas"  the group who "works to educate people about the sovereignty, security and self-sufficiency of Texas, and promotes its eventual independence" is still meeting in Wise County. I checked out its home page. It's a rant against Muslims and President Obama with statements like, "We cannot understand why Obama does not do more . . . ." They might want to think about an update.


45 comments:

Anonymous said...

Fake liberal Christians are always quick to judge whether Republican Christians are really Christians. Trump deserved every Christian vote

Anonymous said...

Hey, I think I paid for a ummmm, date night with those two down in Panama a few weeks ago!

wordkyle said...

There's no question that, based on information that's been made public, some folks are overstating the importance of the "secret society" reference. Given the context and the weird resistance of the FBI and DOJ to provide information to Congress, however, it's a mistake to simply brush that reference off as "nothing other than a joke." Look at the semi-mutiny among federal agencies resisting the president's agenda and it's not much of a stretch to believe some of them coordinated their efforts to undermine Trump.

Anonymous said...

I don't believe in a secret society within the FBI but believe it is totally conceivable that FBI agents loyal to dems could have colluded to get Trump and protect Hillary.

janneba said...

I don't believe the savings bit either. Back in the early 90's my husband and I had been to Indian Creek and going back home to Avondale we had a flat in front of Ken Copeland's when we stopped within maybe 5 minutes a jeep with 4 guys pulled up 2 standing in the back with guns and told us we couldn't fix it there we had to move on down the road, my husband looked at them like they were crazy and continued to fix the tire, they left. I will never forget that I can't stand that ministry to this day.

SpanishWarDonkey said...

The first $20k wasn't too hard with two incomes. But lifestyle creep is definitely a thing. It doesn't help new houses start around $125/foot these days in the "cheap" markets. Most millenials aren't dumb enough to put away that much. Millenials with any financial acumen understand that your savings account loses money year over year. The question likely asked respondents to include 401k's and pensions. Then they take the headline and mislead with it because they know the Boomers will click that shit to death because "they're all lazy snowflakes!!", or something like that.

Anonymous said...

Alex Jones is playing a character. He is as obvious a fraud as Bill Clinton was.

Anonymous said...

The better private jet you have, the closer to the Lord you are. At least that's what the Gulfstream salesman told me.

DF Kenneth Copeland

Anonymous said...

I'll take that in 10s and 20s please. And definitely no two party checks.

DF Coach Sumlin

Anonymous said...

Barry, it shouldn't surprise you that some of your more "out there" commenters also spout Alex Jones musings. Birds of a feather and all that.

DF Let's Build a Fence ..... Around Alex Jones

Anonymous said...

The university president at MSU also announced her resignation yesterday in the Larry Nassar aftermath. You thought Penn State handled the pedophile coach situation badly a few years back, just wait. When all the MSU tap dancing and ignoring the problem after repeated complaints finally comes out, more resignations are in the offing. Maybe some big money lawsuits also.

DF The Mighty Have Fallen

Anonymous said...

Okay, I understand corporate structures, but how does an organization like MADD need a CEO and a COO and a President? Seems like a little overkill on big salary positions.

DF Stacking The Deck

Anonymous said...

8:58 Doesn't that make it a secret society?

I had to google Alex Jones.

9:05 @Janneba, you aren't the only one that I've heard of that happening to. A friend who worked there talked about how scary some of the guards were.

Triple Fake... said...

All of the televangelists are living large at "company" expense - palatial estates, private jets, luxury cars, armed security. Those are the necessities for running an effective ministry, right? Have you learned nothing from the Robert Tilton heyday?

the six-fig savings of millennials sounds plausible. You can make big bank living rent-free in the 'rents' basement. Big-ticket items for them are Starbucks, skinny jeans, Uber fare, and iPhone X

Triple Fake Old-Timer, painting with a broad brush

Anonymous said...

9:06...don't lump all of us boomers together, and I won't call all millenials 'lazy snowflakes'. I know some who are hard-working, but naive. Others are total loonies...but some of my fellow boomers are, too, and "it ain't dementia or Alzheimers"!

Anonymous said...

No, secret societies have rituals, secret handshakes and such. This was just a handful of connected agents going rogue.

Anonymous said...

Well of course Copeland needs a private jet...he’s has his own airport and runway by his compound. That guy is nothing more than a modern day Charles Manson with a lot more dollars pilfered from countless morons.

Anonymous said...

Freedom Texas is a racist organization that is anti Muslim and it’s sad a Former Rhome police chief seems to always be a guest speaker. Racist cops are more detrimental to America than any pac group like Rhome Forward. Make America Hate Again should be their motto.

Anonymous said...

Lots of TV preachers have private jets. Copeland has several. They're some sort of tax haven of them, although I don't know the details. I also know that you can lease them yourself through services like Million Air. I flew on Terry Bradshaw's once. And, from what someone at the airport said, one of Tilton's, who had several as well. They clearly have not read the verse that anyone who has two private jets should share with a man who has none.

Falwell Jr. has gone absolutely over to the dark side. His outward support of a man who so obviously and unrepentantly sins in the ways he has sinned shows that he is no preacher. He is simply selling snake oil and making millions off of it. Think about it: the mouthpiece for millions of "Christians" is saying that he does not care that Trump had an affair with a porn star while his wife was at home and dealing with a new baby (to the extent the nannies weren't doing all the work, anyway). It is the perfect, and I mean absolute perfect, example of right-wing hypocrisy. It could not be more plain if it was in a Wordkyle post.

You're just now suspecting that the majority of your readers are right-wing nut cases? Come on man.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Yeah, the FBI (and all law enforcement, in fact)is known to just love Democrats, and especially Hillary Clinton. That makes total sense.

Anonymous said...


Kenneth Copeland ministry.

The ministry of Jesus Christ.

Nope, sure not the same.

Anonymous said...

I’m thinking that giant meth lab south of Newark bought the G5

Anonymous said...

And your same commenters that admire Alex Jones also admire Richard Spencer, Steve Bannon, Drumpf, and Sean Hannity. You know, racists of a feather and all that.

Anonymous said...

I have never understood how the successionests like freedom texas are not guilty of treason against the US and arrested.

Sam Brows said...

W/K correct in stating that the circumstances do not justify belief in the "it was just a joke" explanation on the secret society comment between the two FDIers.

And i'm with Barry on the $100,000.00 claim. I've yet to meet the millennial I believe is capable of socking away $100,000.00.

Dilly Dilly!

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure "admire" is the right word. I think Alex Jones is full of crap. But I do acknowledge his skill at profiting off of the gullibility of others.

All of that applies to Kenneth Copeland, too.

Harry Hamid said...

I admire Alex Jones for his level-headedness, his critical thinking skills, and his physique.

Anonymous said...

Not up on that whole constitution thingy huh?

Anonymous said...

10:37 - I hope you typed that with the sarcasm font. Not all G-men were/are Clinton fans. The New York City Office of the FBI was notoriously anti-Clinton and actively supportive of Trump. Rudy Giuliani used those friendly NY FBI folks as some of his inside sources on impending email server investigation updates. Comey was so afraid of the rogue FBI folks violating the Hatch Act, he had a closed door meeting with the office and read them the riot act. Vote for who you want, but while on the job show no favoritism and remain professional. And shut your mouth about active investigations. I think that is good advice that several folks should have heeded that actively worked for both political camps (FBI, IRS, ICE/Border Patrol, etc) during the election.

DF Neutral Observer

Anonymous said...

Oh hell Rage, it is just that we are trying to lend some credence to some crazy ol, Alinsky wannabe that cried on camera about a "vast right wing conspiracy" after 94 midterms.
You DO remember her don't you? She went on to become the worlds biggest loser by a wide margin. Bleach bit and hammers not withstanding.

Not Sam

Anonymous said...

Rage change the part "Trump had an affair" to Clinton had affairS and a blow job ....then you would be correct

Anonymous said...

I raised 2 high achieving millenials....28 and 25 net worth > $100k. They don't live at home. That's what responsible people do.

Anonymous said...

Anyone heard of Empower Texas? I was at a meeting this week & heard Empower Texas gave unbiased information on political candidates for state wide elections. When I ‘Googled’ I could not decide just who this group was & if they were reputable or not.

Anonymous said...

Copeland says he needs new hangar to park it in, along with extending runway.

Anonymous said...

Empower Texas, Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, Texas Values, and similar groups share common big money backers. Very Tea Party, ultra-conservative, never compromise type of groups. Big backers of Senator Birdwell, Representative Zedler, Representative Tinderholt, Representative Stickland, and other far far right folks. Really went after Speaker Straus when he wouldn't bend to their will. Some of them also have had Representative Charlie Geren of Fort Worth in their crosshairs for a while. He is too traditional and middle-of-the-road in his Republican views, which is unacceptable to them. Michael Quinn Sullivan one of the key players in either setting up, collecting funds, or encouraging the groups. Very slick. very smooth. Hammer you with numbers. Their numbers. Their analysis. Not grassroots groups at all. Very much back room & special interest.

DF Texas Political Scene Observer

Anonymous said...

5:25

Uh...he needs to talk to Satan about that.

Double Fake THE Big Guy

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your information 7:03. I heard they support Pat Fallon over Craig Estes for state senate. I couldn’t figure out what type of group they might be. thanks!

Anonymous said...

We are retired baby boomers...hardly saved any money at all..thought we would have a huge inheritance;but it turned out to be just enough to pay our debts off. So now we having a rather small amount of savings to last us another 10 years or so and our social security checks. Our place is paid for but utilities, insurance, etc. are much more than we expected...we are better off than some. So I would tell the young ones to start saving now..get a small place paid for and drive cars you can pay cash for...cars payments seemed to be the thing that kept us from saving most of the time. Oh, and plan to work at something you like for as long as you can because retirement is so boring.

Anonymous said...

Ok, 3:07, we know all about Trump and Clinton's sexual encounters.

We need fresh news. Tell us about what you have done.

Anonymous said...

"Millenials" is nothing more than an age range, but it is often inappropriately used as a term to describe the subset of highly educated, tech-employed, well paid singles within that age range. A 25 year old in prison for armed robbery is also a millenial. If ALL millenials were considered, then you are so right to call BS on that statistic. But if the "research" only considered the trendy, incorrect, limited definition of millenial, then it is possible that 1 in 6 have cash, or stock options, etc. banked of at least 100k.

Anonymous said...

The Big Money Political Conservatives behind the scenes who created a lot of these groups.

James Leininger – San Antonio (hospital equipment, books)
Tim Dunn – Midland oil man (Crownquest Operating)
Brooke Rollins – Texas Public Policy Forum
Michael Quinn Sullivan – Empower Texans (multiple groups)
Leo Linbeck III – Houston builder

DF Don't Know the PLayers Without a Scorecard

Anonymous said...

6:20

I done plenty chief. I'm quite certain mine is bigger than yours.

3:07 here

Anonymous said...

Do you have the bumper sticker "Proud Parent of High Achieving Millenials"?😂

Anonymous said...

The Freedom Texas people ought to have a demographer/economist as a guest speaker; someone that can explain to them what, after the mass exodus of people, companies, talent and resources...what their dream would actually look like. Not pretty.

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