The Campaign For DA

1.31.2018

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts


  • Harley Davidson announced it is shutting down its Harley Davidson plant on the same day as the stock market plunged 383 points. #winning
  • Trump's State of the Union speech was the second longest in 50 years.  You can't do that these days especially when the average American's attention span is at an all time low.
  • I stumbled on an Elvis movie last night, Roustabout, which is incredibly rare to do despite the fact that he made 31 films. You know, it had a ton of sexual innuendos in it. 
  • A group of four of us at the courthouse yesterday struggled to remember the name of a Wise County probation officer who has been with the office for over 10 years. Someone had to consult a directory to give us the answer.
  • Time waste: Remember the case where the Fort Worth PD officer got suspended for handcuffing the mother in the street. Well, the neighbor which allegedly grabbed her son by the neck is on trial before a jury with two prosecutors in municipal court for the Class C offense of "offensive touching." And get this, the lead investigator who issued the ticket way after the incident occurred was asked if he, "issued [it] because of the [media] attention or because the case met the elements of the alleged crime." His response: "That I cannot answer." It's over.
  • NBA star Blake Griffin was traded for the Clippers to the Pistons this week. I don't care about the NBA, but even I feel sorry for a millionaire who is forced to go from L.A. to Detroit. 
  • Love the goofy commentors yesterday who believe my "DPS stole a road sign" bit is sincere. "Bless your heart" (and you know what that means.)
  • Someone pointed out that the carbon monoxide story regarding the Bridgeport couple was in the Star-Telegram last week. I thought I saw that, too. But I Googled "Perryton carbon monoxide star-telegram" and it didn't show up. Today I went to ST search bar on its site an searched "Perryton carbon" and got nothing. 
  • Only four of the nine Supreme Court justices attended the State of the Union last night.
  • I'll admit, when Trump just reads from the teleprompter the words written by others, he comes across pretty good. But that is not him. It is when he free styles is when we learn how shallow he really is. 
  • But the neo-Nazis loved this line of his speech (written by neo-Nazi Stephen Miller):
  • Trump told the people affected by natural disasters, specifically Puerto Rico, “We love you. We are with you." Today, FEMA officially shuts off any new food and water to Puerto Rico.
  • The NFL is a money machine. There is news today that Fox has acquired Thursday night football for a reported $550 million per year for five years.
  • "Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has ordered an investigation into allegations of sexual abuse that took place at USA Gymnastics’ national team training center at Karolyi Ranch. Abbott called on the Texas Rangers . . .  to handle the probe into claims of molestation at the facility by former gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar." Why? If there is not a single allegation of abuse by someone other than Nassar then this is a waste of time. Nassar already will never get out of prison.


68 comments:

Anonymous said...

Harley Davidson has an outdated appeal and has failed to do any meaningful business development that would attract younger buyers. This has zero to do with Trump, the market correction aligned with Amazon/JP/BH healthcare news and bad management at Harley are solely to blame....but you are smart, you knew that!!!

Anonymous said...

On the flip side of the coin.
Tell us the truth Barry, you wept a little when that perfect Castilian Spanish passed over Joe Kennedy's acyclovir coated lips.

Not Sam

Anonymous said...

You come off as a predictable cry baby whiner.

wordkyle said...

You try to tie the line "Americans are dreamers too" to neo-Nazis. Are you saying that you disapprove of the line? If so, do you disapprove simply because Trump said it?

Anonymous said...

I bet Rage and War Donkey' s pillow talk after the SOTU involved lots of tears!

Anonymous said...

Love the goofy commentors yesterday who believe my "DPS stole a road sign" bit is sincere.


You were sincere, but then back pedaled to make yourself think you were brilliant.

#didntwork

Anonymous said...

[i]You can't do that these days especially when the average American's attention span is at an all time low.[/i]

Did it.

#deal with it media midget

Harry Hamid said...

I don't believe I'd go to the SOTU, if I could help it, were I in Congress or on the Supreme Court. That's not a statement against the current President - I was never interested in the SOTU when it was other guys standing up there, either.

And the idea of being the Veep or Speaker and having to sit there with a camera on me the whole time would horrify me.

Anonymous said...

Harley Davidson announced it is shutting down its Harley Davidson plant on the same day as the stock market plunged 383 points. #winning


They are only shutting down the plant in Kansas City, MO. But revenue rose 12%. Sales declined. What did you expect?

Anonymous said...

The KC plant went under because bikers are no longer running HD. Can’t blame Trump any more than Obama for the American Airline base next to it that closed AND the AA base at alliance. Bad management is to blame.

Anonymous said...

How are you libs dealing with life in Trumpistan this morning??? Do you have your safe space on point? Do you have your coloring books, hot cocoa, tide pods and comfort animal at your fingertips?? I'd suggest some yoga and meditation but I found out yesterday that is cultural appropriation so you guys are screwed there. If you ever get tired of whining and want some #winning maybe its time you swallow your pride and jump on the Trump train baby!!!

Anonymous said...

The full information regarding FEMA is that they already have stockpiles of food and water in PR not being used. Their official statement is that if the situation changes, food and or water shipments may be resumed if the need arises.

Anonymous said...

"Americans are dreamers too" -- Meaning, I'm about to get deported?!?

Anonymous said...

DAMMIT GREEN YOU KNOW THE FORGOTTEN MAN IS NOW #WINNING! HAVE YOU RETURNED TO THE GOVT THE EXTRA CASH YOU RECEIVED IN YOUR POCKET FROM THE NEW TAXLAW YET? SURELY YOU WONT KEEP IT WITH YOUR HOLIER THAN THOU HIGH HANDED NANCY PELOSI LIKE ATTITUDE! #WINNING!!!!

Anonymous said...

8:45 you are exactly correct. I know this first hand.

SpanishWarDonkey said...

I didn't watch any of it, just as I didn't watch any of Obama's or GWB's. There's about 20 things I'd rather do that watch any president intermittently talk about our country while constantly being interrupted by applause. The SOTU is an American tradition that needs to either die, or simply be delivered from the Oval Office.

I remember thinking it was sick the cult of personality that Obama had. Good lord was I wrong. Trump could literally take a crap on the Bible while giving Putin a reach around during the Super Bowl halftime show and y'all would just autistically screech "FAKE NEWS!!"

Anonymous said...

After reading your posts over the last year or so I've came to the conclusion you need your T levels checked. You are more milquetoast than BG is in person!

Anonymous said...

So, three major companies are now inspired to take risk and spend money in an effort to improve health care delivery, which scares the stock prices of the old school, inefficient players that have it really good right now as our insurance premiums can attest, and you consider that losing?

Anonymous said...

Now that Puerto Rico has all the food and water it needs, why shouldn't aid be pulled back?

Anonymous said...

Re Puerto Rico food and water being culled, do you keep pumping gas after your tank is full?

Anonymous said...

So you don't believe that Nassar's legal team won't be appealing his case based on the judge acting more like Judge Judy than O.W.Holmes? Her behavior during sentencing raises quite a doubt about how impartial the bench was during trial. That is a shame because the prosecution did their job, the victims went through testimony that had to be humiliating, and the jury made a solid decision. Now it is all at risk because a judge couldn't keep her ego in check.

Anonymous said...

Those signs were paid with tax dollars and should be recycled if not usable. Scrap them and put the money back in the coffers for new signs.

Anonymous said...

Why didn't someone tell me I had lip jizz??



DF Joe 'detached from reality' Kennedy

Anonymous said...

Curious as to how, when a U.S. company announces that it is currently in financial trouble, closing stores/manufacturing plants, and laying off workers, 45 supporters say the company has suffered from bad management for years, and is just now feeling the inevitable adverse affects. Nothing to do with 45. But when a company reports that profits are now up and business is good, all of the credit goes to 45 and his new tax breaks. Talk about spinning the news and spouting alternate facts.

Anonymous said...

Great job BG on the RTG's this week! Keep up the hard work.

Anonymous said...

Barry has always had a fantasy of riding a Harley with all those sexy bad boys. Chaps, mustache, leather vest. Dork.

Anonymous said...

It seems prudent, given the wealth of victims that testified in Michigan, to have some level of investigation at every stinkin' place that miscreant showed his ugly mug in person, to verify a. whether there are any other victims; and b. whether any person in authority knew or should have known about his behavior and failed to act in a manner consistent with the law. So I don't have any problem with a Texas investigation.

Anonymous said...

Doggone it. The old typewriter factory is closing because nobody wants to use a typewriter anymore. "#winning". Snark. Guess that means that the millions that will soon be employed making chips and PCs are irrelevant. It's the typewriter, or the Harley, that must be saved in order for us to win.

Anonymous said...

10:13 - Or it could be that people realize that riding around on a Harley is gay.

Anonymous said...

I still chuckle at Barry's blathering on prior to the presidential election about "the end of the Republican party"

Still funny

Anonymous said...

So The Kennedy family is placing their bets on Joe the III. All I want to know is can he swim?

Anonymous said...

What do today's RTG and Trump have in common? One has two big boobs, the other one is ONE BIG BOOB!

DF Captain Obvious

Anonymous said...

Obama and the liberals wasted a perfectly good opportunity for 8 YEARS!

He accomplished NOTHING!

Anonymous said...

I got my Trump raise in my first paycheck already!

Oh but you have to have a job

Anonymous said...

"You can't do that these days especially when the average American's attention span is at an all time low."

I love me some me.

DF Man with the Orange Skin

Anonymous said...

Wow...the Democrats haven't leveled this much vitriol hatred towards a Republican President since Abe Lincoln made them give up Slavery !!

Anonymous said...

11:14 Now, now let's give Barack Hussain Obama his due. He did let us know what bathroom we are allowed to use.

Anonymous said...

11:14 - Obama was the most destructive president in U.S. history. That was his accomplishment.

Anonymous said...

I have a feeling that last sentence sums up your evening with Rage except you were the one doing the reach around!!!

Anonymous said...

What a car wreck Joe Kennedy was last nite. Water boarding would have been more pleasant.

DF
Mary Jo Kopechne

Anonymous said...

Hey 11:14 and all you other #MAGA's:

Let's see how much you can get done with 1 of the branches of gov't spending every waking minute (and some sleeping minutes) trying to come up with another way to keep the Pres. of the opposing party from accomplishing anything. I hope that something happens between now and Nov. and one or both chambers goes democratic. You #MAGA's (MORONS are GOVERNING AMERICA) will cry foul and scream bloody murder and write absolute lies in memos when the Orange Baboon has to deal with a congressional majority of the opposite party the way Obama did his last 6 years.

Anonymous said...

Liberals won't be happy till They have it all

amiright?

Anonymous said...

Anyone seen Nancy Pelosi? Bigger question....does Nancy know where she is?

Bwwwwaaaaaa!

Anonymous said...

Liberals would like to continue sending supplies to PR that are already in a surplus there. Wasting money is a party platform. And our little "Libertarian"/Republican DA candidate/leftist is offended by a government employee tweeting during the day. You can't make this sh!t up.

Anonymous said...

Dear Mr Petty crap with fake DQ logo.....

Were there any fake hidden commercials during the SOTU message?

Anonymous said...

Harley Davidson shutting down a plant? It must be because of:
1. Democrats
2. Chinese
3. Illegal Aliens
4. Minorities
5. Too many regulations
6. The Hillary emails
7. OBAMA!!!
Pick one.

DF #WHINING

Anonymous said...

Trump finally uses a Teleprompter? I am SHOCKED!

DF TV Camera Guy

Anonymous said...

You know that Harley is on the way out when you see every overage rich guy in Flower Mound riding one.

Anonymous said...

Obama the most destructive President? Oh my. When historians look back at this age (if any still exist after the nuclear holocaust), they will dissect how a large portion of our population was hoodwinked and drank the FauxNews Kool-aid without question. There is a special place in hell for Sean Hannity, Bill O'Reilly, all the Faux lying liars, and Rupert Murdoch who profited off their lies.

DF Walter Cronkite

Anonymous said...

12:49 That was comedy gold watching Pelosi last night chew her cud and suck her teeth.


Triple Fake... said...

"Why? If there is not a single allegation of abuse by someone other than Nassar then this is a waste of time."

here's why:
"Gymnasts also have alleged physical and emotional abuse by coaches, including the Karolyis, at the facility, at which phone service was reportedly sketchy and parents weren’t allowed."
That's a quote from the article to which you linked.
The facility has closed since then, but if those allegations are true, they deserve an investigation so that criminal or civil suits can be pursued.
I would think the principal purpose of the investigation is to determine if any of the gymnasts informed the Karolyis of Nassar's abuse while at their facility

SpanishWarDonkey said...

You misspelled "robots".

SpanishWarDonkey said...

My god, you can't even come up with a retort better than a 4th grader. Color me shocked. SHOCKED I TALK YOU!

Anonymous said...

www.cbsnews.com/news/viewers-approve-of-trumps-first-state-of-the-union-address-cbs-news-poll/?ftag=CNM-00-10aab7e&linkId=47588

Anonymous said...

Poor Joe III, he blubbered along not even knowing what our President had said. Talking about helping Dreamers when Trump suggested helping more than twice the number of dreamers. He also said something about our God? Is there a Democrat God or what. Trump repeated the words In God we Trust. I have plenty of attention span but I'm a Boomer not a give all to right now millennial. I loved watching Pelosi squirm in her seat. We should do this again next month.

Anonymous said...

Ok so I had to go back and look and it appears that they didn't originally write the story...Looks like the Charlotte Observer did and the Star Telegram shared it via Facebook...Here is the link(hopefully)

http://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/article196353719.html

Anonymous said...

That whole Jacqueline Craig/Injury to a Child deal is a cluster, but you definitely didn't read that article correctly, or you're trolling again.

"Jones testified he was not at work when a sergeant later issued the citation against Vardi."

So when he said that he "did not know" it was in response to why a citation had been issued, not why he issued a citation like you stated, because he did not issue one.

Again, the whole deal was stupid, but he can hardly be expected to answer for the actions of someone else.

Anonymous said...

If there is one thing ahead of boats in wasted money it has to be a Harley ! At my coffee table in the morning I am the only one that don't have a bike ! I ave a boat and I use it more hours a year than all the bikers use their bikes !

Anonymous said...

Lots of ear flapping and trunk waving by the cheetophants today

Anonymous said...

"Ask not what your country can drool for you...
But what you can drool for your country".

DF
Joe Kennedy 3's Tide Pod dealer.

Anonymous said...

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/article196353719.html

This is a link for a story regarding the Bridgeport couple that has died due to carbon monoxide. My brother in law worked with him and it is truly a sad story.

mzchief said...

The most disturbing part of the SOTU address was the fact that Democrats appeared to be nothing more than ill-mannered, petulant brats who're hell-bent on obstructionism. Clearly, the entire lot of Dems represents their luvvies in Hollyweird and not working-class Americans. Dems refused to applaud Trump's desire for cooperation for funding for vocational training, infrastructure, prison reform and lower prices of prescription meds. The MOST telling of how deep is the obstructionism was Democrats refusal to applaud for the news that unemployment is at its lowest, in the history of record keeping, for Blacks and Hispanics. Of course, Dems don't want Blacks and Hispanics to be employed and earn a paycheck because that means Blacks and Hispanics become taxpayers with skin in the game and will have a reason to baulk at Democrats raising taxes. Let's face it, the more people who work the fewer people the Democrats can keep down with the promise of taking from others to give to those who are dependent on the fruit of other people's labour.

Trump gave an excellent performance on par with anything done by Obama, Bush and Reagan. I've said it before, I like most of the things Trump has accomplished his first year but I surely don't like the manner in which he's accomplished them. Considering the liberal bias of mainstream media, I understand Trump using Twitter to get out his message. However, why can't he admit he has a hair-trigger temper and allow someone to preview his tweets

As for Joe Kennedy's response to Trump's speech: Joe was so overly dramatic he was actually drooling. Joe threw up so many strawmen that it's a good thing there was no smoking in the audience. I'm not sure if Joe was doing a bit by standing in front of a car with its hood up but you have to wonder why there wasn't a pool of water to complete the Kennedy connection and remind us all of Chappaquiddick and Uncle Teddy Kennedy. If Joe Kennedy is the best hope and future for the Democrats, we're doomed to be ruled by Republicans.

Coach M said...

Exactly how is the Democratic response to this piece or crap any different from the Repudents response every year Obama gave the SOU speech. At least they are so Ill mannered as to shout out "you lie" in the middle of the speech like ke the Republican ass congressman did . Though most lying president ever is Dump

wordkyle said...

The Joe Kennedy scene has been christened "Chapstickaquiddick"

Anonymous said...

3:42 has idealized her absent father and focused her rage on the rest of the world.

Anonymous said...

If you lay Harley and one day on the market at
Trumps feet, he get credit for everything else?

#winningmoreoftenthannot

SpanishWarDonkey said...

Oh, and that also sounds like the poor suckers voted for Trump thinking coal will ever come back.

Anonymous said...

5:32 Your trunk must really be sore.