The Campaign For DA

2.02.2018

Random Friday Morning Thoughts


  • There was a shooting on a DART train in downtown Dallas this morning. 
  • Realignment. There are four districts in 4A with only four teams in each district.That means those 16 teams are guaranteed to make the playoffs this Fall. Truly, one or more could go 0-10 and get in.
  • In other realignment news, a 6A school in Amarillo got put in a district with two Midland and two Odessa schools. According to Google maps, the distance between Odessa and Amarillo is 260 miles taking 3 hours and 56 minutes. And that, of course, is one way.
  • This just happened. Here's a GIF.  Here's a full video with audio which is insane. 
  • TCU and Gary Patterson are being sued by a former receiver claiming he was rushed back from injury causing him to lose out on an NFL career. He also claimed that Patterson threatened to release him if he didn't play against Texas and they lost. 
  • $36,238: The starting salary for new correctional officers in Texas penitentiaries. And that's with a new increase.
  • On this Groundhog Day, let's remember that Groundhog Day was released 25 years ago. And it will be forever more entertaining than the appearance of the real overgrown rat every year.
  • This tragic story finally came to an end last night. But he even taunted his ex-wife moments before his execution.
  • It's Super Bowl weekend. What did D Magazine predict before the season?:
  • Bridgeport ended, at least for now, the annual football game with Decatur. I didn't know their enrollments were so disproportionate. Decatur has 910. Bridgeport has 642. Edit: Someone said my data is old and they are right (it's from 2016). The new numbers are 1,054 and 651. Bridgeport just growing by nine students seems odd.

45 comments:

Anonymous said...

Your numbers are from two years ago. Now it's Decatur 1054 and Bridgeport 651.

Anonymous said...

Barry is testing all of you: no mention of politics in today's screed ... let's see how long it takes you partisan idiots to blame something here on politics.

Anonymous said...

What about the FISA memo?

Anonymous said...

The true Lizard King.

Anonymous said...

Nassar wont last long in prison. Father wanted to be first. I don't condone violence, but I sire as hell don't blame him for what he did. Too bad he didn't have other opportunities to kick his teeth in before that. That judge's words at the end of the video were BS.

Anonymous said...

8:50 - Some us care about the Republic.

Ernest T said...

There is also the case in the Star Telegram today where LD Bell, Trinity, Haltom, Richland and Weatherford are in a district with San Angelo. That is a 4 hour one way trip from Euless to San Angelo. Imagine having to drive 8 hours just to play, say a volleyball game, that would take about 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Especially weekday games where someone might not be getting home until 2 or 3 am. That is after having to leave about noon to drive out there.

I know that they can't do so in all cases, but the UIL needs to take this into consideration.

Anonymous said...

Barry seeks refuge in the vapidity of sports.

A Retired Supt. Next Door Neighbor said...

Don't be completely fooled. Those former AD/Coach Supt. know how to jockey and manipulate those numbers to put their schools where they want in sports, esp. football. And for all the supts. who about to scream foul, I was told by a retired former coach/supt. it happens all the time. PEIMS et al school data submission is only as good/honest as the people who submit the data.

Anonymous said...

Funny how all seats for council and mayor in Rhome are up for reelection with one exception - the council person who may reside in Oklahoma?

Anonymous said...

Barry, you need to correct your enrollment figures. Those are the figures from the last realignment, 2016. The current realignment figures can be found here;

http://www.uiltexas.org/files/alignments/School_List_Rank_2018-20.pdf

For this realignment Decatur posted 1054 students and Bridgeport posted 651.

Decatur has 400 more students, 100 more for each class.

The alignment cutoffs were as follows;

Class 4AD1 - 790-1149
Class 4AD2 - 505-789

Decatur is at about the 75th percentile in 4AD2.
Bridgeport sits almost exactly in the middle of 4AD2.

For comparisons sake, if you look at schools with approx. 400 more students than Decatur, then you would find 5A schools like Forney, Dallas Kimball, WF rider, Frisco.
If you look at schools with approximately 400 less students than Bridgeport then you would find 3A schools like Henrietta, Whitewright, Nocona, and Tolar.

For the record, I am fine with ending the series. The student population gap is large and growing. It was painfully obvious if you were a parent watching football at all levels over the past few years. There is no more benefit to Bridgeport for continuing it. Move the traditions over to the Basketball series.

MVH

Anonymous said...

Bridgeport enrollment is low due to so many kids within the Bridgeport School district going to other schools. There are a ton of kids going to Paradise that live within Bridgeport ISD, but since they have open enrollment the parents get a choice. I have no problem with them getting a choice, but if people are going to cry about no game then the students need to go to the school district they reside in. Bridgeport would still have a lot less students than Decatur, but it would at least close the gap. Not to mention that Bridgeport would probably pick up a few students from Decatur as well.

That being said...even with the student gap the Bridgeport girls Basketball team is set up to own Decatur for the next several years.

Anonymous said...

All my bags are packed
I'm ready to go
I'm standin' here outside your door
I hate to wake you up to say goodbye
But the dawn is breakin'
It's early morn
The taxi's waitin'
He's blowin' his horn
Already I'm so lonesome
I could die
So kiss me and smile for me
Tell me that you'll wait for me
Hold me like you'll never let me go
'Cause I'm leavin' on a DART train
Don't know when I'll be back again
Oh babe, I hate to go

Anonymous said...

10:03, I would also note that Decatur has lost a significant number of students to the private Victory Family Church school.

Anonymous said...

I guess the media no longer cares about transparency in government.

Anonymous said...

Get ready to start lying Barry. It’s all you fools on the despicable Left have. No one gets away with anything ever.

Anonymous said...

Maybe we need to trade that Amarillo team to Oklahoma for some Indian casino chips, some blackboard chalk, and a player to be named later. Would solve the travel issue.

DF UIL Thinking Creatively

Anonymous said...

That TCU lawsuit could get sticky with the public's current attitude against athlete abuse.

DF NCAA

Anonymous said...

That RTG blonde knows the appropriate way to hold a lizard. Good job!

DF Godzilla

Anonymous said...

Can someone please get Ben Stein’s dry, droning voice to roll call “Mueller.....Mueller....Mueller" ??


That's the only thing that would make this entire Russian Trump stuff less boring.

Anonymous said...

John Battaglia died too easy. For what he did to his two little girls, he should have been transferred off Death Row to General Population for one day. His fellow inmates would have explained to him how a dad should really behave. Up close and personal. In the end, it would have saved us the cost of the death drugs. No need to use them.

DF Jail Yard Justice

Anonymous said...

Common Barry! The Nunes Memo is out! why don't you post it for all the world to see what a hatchet job National Intelligence looks like in the hands of an addle minded elected political operative. Bubba is about to have a field day.

Anonymous said...

Government corruption is a curse on humanity. It’s also the foundation of Leftism.

Anonymous said...

11:10, is that the pro-life part of you speaking? Or maybe the Christian past of you? Can you point me to where Jesus called for Jail Yard Justice?

Rage

Anonymous said...

10:24

Are you Peter, Paul or Mary?

Double Fake Stewball

Anonymous said...

There's some boneheads on here that owe Wordy an apology, because I remember a few weeks ago several folks insisting that the DNC and
Clinton campaign did not pay for the Dossier. Well, that has been proven very clearly now. Now apologize.

Anonymous said...

Rage is the personality type that would murder his daughters if things went wrong at home!

Anonymous said...

BG....I am right there with you when there is an abuse of power and you diligently point it out. Where is your outrage regarding the Nunez memo? Are you only outraged when it affects people you identify with? Right now, the Nunez memo is an allegation. Is that different than the allegations you point to? You don't wait for the truth to be proven or disproved in other cases before giving an opinion so that cannot be your reason for holding back on this. Seems pretty hypocritical to me.

Anonymous said...

11:06 - the lizard seems to enjoy it.

Anonymous said...

Probably “retired” and collecting a government check

Anonymous said...

If you put all the pieces together here's what you get. The DNC rigs the Democratic Primary Election against Bernie Sanders so Hilliary can win the nomination. Obama's administration starts to request surveillance on Trump, his family, his transition team, and anyone associated with him. Donna Brazil gives Hilliary the questions to a debate. The DNC pays Christopher Steele to come up with a smear dossier about Trump. The mainstream media releases a taped conversation about Trump talking about grabbing women parts. After all this Trump still wins the General Election. Obama orders an investigation into Russia meddling in our elections. Obama changes Executive Order 12333 to allow more agencies to have access to surveillance data. The Democratic Party comes up with a scandal that Trump Colluded with Russia to win the election with no evidence or proof. This wild claim is backed up by the mainstream media. Obama hold overs start unmasking Trump's transition team and staff members then release the classified information to the mainstream media. Why? Because the DNC and the Obama administration colluded with the intelligence community to thwart Trump's campaign efforts to get him elected president. All this Russia collusion is an attempt to cover up the fact that the Obama administration, the intelligence community, the DNC, along with the mainstream media used our nations surveillance as a political tool to try to get Hilliary elected President. This makes Watergate look like a kindergarten play. Let that sink in.

Anonymous said...

Republicans being Republicans. #MAGA

Anonymous said...

2:03 - That was the most concise description that I have read. Now it’s time to save the Republic. If this doesn’t result in indictments and firings, things are going to get much worse.

Anonymous said...

2:03 you forgot Chemtrails. Blame the Democrats for Chemtrails.

DF Tinfoil Hat

Anonymous said...

Has Nunes written any new memos? Can't get enough of his stuff. The new Tom Clancy.

DF Enjoys Fiction

Anonymous said...

Could I work For Kenneth Copeland if I listen to porn without viewing it? You know, like, close my eyes? Or face the wall?

Anonymous said...

Why not the Battle of Big Sandy be played on the Futball field. It doesn't take in consideration of school size other than 4A, 5A & 6A. Wait a second, Bport pretty good at that. Los Torros

Anonymous said...

The real story on this mess: Obama administration using the intelligence agencies against his political enemies. Dems think this is ok since they are talking about Trump. How does President Trump using the intelligence agencies against his political enemies?

Anonymous said...

2;03 For head of F B I !! Got his $#&#
together !

Anonymous said...

Guess 1:22, it takes one to know one

Anonymous said...

You sure about that? The tables may turn sooner than later.

Anonymous said...

4:11 - Global Warming, the hole in the ozone layer, rain forest depletion, heterosexual aids epidemic and the millions of girls that are killed by anorexia every day.

Anonymous said...

Hey 2:03!

You do pretty well with a made up memo based on half truths and innuendo. Somewhere there's a publisher looking for someone of your caliber (.177) to write children's Antalya and make believe fiction.

Anonymous said...

Whey 2:03 & 7:46

Since it's not "Faux" News channel I don't expect you to read it but just the same check out: https://t.co/kFP13rCJPb

Anonymous said...

I wonder if that private victory church would take a few students away from Bridgeport too so Bridgeport could squeeze into class 3A!!!!!! Hmmmmmm