The Campaign For DA

2.09.2018

Random Friday Morning Thoughts


  • Music Trivia: Who first made Muskrat Love popular? I was adamant at the courthouse yesterday that it was Captain and Tennille. Some guy put me in my place by shocking me with the correct answer: America.
  • -1,033.16
  • Kim Jong-un's sister will attend the Olympics as a representative of North Korea. She has served, and I am not making this up, as the head of their "Propaganda and Agitation Department."  That sounds like a cool job.
  • Proof that I am a legal genius: I have been preaching this since the arrest and indictment of 154 bikers.
  • Congress avoided a shutdown by agreeing to increase spending by $600 billion over the next two years. This is on top of the $1.5 trillion deficit hit caused by the tax bill. Let Fiscal Conservatism Reign! (Side note: How is a "last minute bill" over 600 pages long?)
  • I don't know what "local" Wise County School district this is, but they are re-enforcing stereotypes. Boys can be president. Girls just need to be cute.
  • The Navy Seal who shot Bin Laden doesn't think too much of Trump wanting a military parade.
  • It was said time and time again yesterday that NFL QB Jimmy Garoppolo "is now the highest paid player in the NFL, in terms of average annual cash value," with a contract of $137.5 million over five years. That number is meaningless because he can be cut at any time. The key is the guaranteed money and, admittedly, his is nothing to sneeze at: $74 million. But compare Matt Stafford's contract of last year at 5 years for $125 million with $82 million guaranteed. 
  • "Former independent counsel Ken Starr says in a new interview that if he were President Trump's attorney he would advise Trump about the risks he faces by possibly sitting down with Robert Mueller, the special counsel in charge of the Russia investigation." Ya think? You wouldn't just send him over to Mueller without talking to him? (Starr, who was a disaster as Bill Clinton's prosecutor and a disaster as president of Baylor, has never tried a case.) 
  • I heard on the radio this morning that there will be a high school fishing tournament on Lake Texoma tomorrow. With that cold front coming in, can you imagine anything more miserable? Edit: There are a bunch of Decatur kids entered.

44 comments:

Anonymous said...

Willis Alan Ramsey

Anonymous said...

Let's what this parade means:

Several days of many hours a day of parade marching practice - the grunts don't parade march for show, so they gotta practice

Travel, and being packed many to a hotel room - how else ya gonna get 10/20 thousand troops concentrated in DC? Tents on the Mall?

Show day: get up at 0400, formation at 0430, draw weapons (that takes forever), eat yet another MRE for breakfast (oh, yah), formation for inspection at 0800, corrections, another inspection at 0900 ... now five hours into this thing and nothing's happened ... and that's just the infantry units. The mechanized units are doing the same thing.

Paul said...

Your courthouse friend is wrong too. Dallas native Willis Alan Ramsey wrote Muskrat Love, recorded it in '72, and it had lots of air time (though not as much as the sappier Capt & Tenille version). I've got the album.

Anonymous said...

Although America covered Muskrat Love first, I think it's true that Captain & Tennille "made it popular."

Anonymous said...

-1,033.16

What you are doing is just as stupid as the climate deniers posting about a one off low temp during record warming!!!

Anonymous said...

Buttherface

wordkyle said...

I agree that Trump enters a minefield if he speaks to Mueller. Mueller can ask "How's the weather?" and Trump replies "Not too bad" and if there's a cloud in the sky Trump's on the hook for perjury. Too bad the Trump team can't get the cool immunity deals the FBI gave Clinton & co. during the e-mail "investigation."

And in a callback to Monday, the Nunes memo doesn't hold a candle to the separate and independently-produced Senate version. In very detailed fashion it points out that
- The FBI based a significant portion of its application to the FISC on the dossier, without independent investigation or corroboration;
- The FBI did not reveal that the Clinton campaign/DNC paid for the dossier info;
- The FBI's position was based on Steele's credibility, not on independent investigation or corroboration;
- Steele lied to the FBI about releasing info to Yahoo News, thus blowing his "credibility."
- Although they knew this in subsequent FISA renewal applications -- even after they fired him for lying to them -- the FBI still justified the renewals on their previously-stated trust in Steele's credibility.

So either mind-numbingly slipshod work by the FBI or an intentional effort to allow the Clinton campaign to pay for the FBI to investigate Hillary's presidential opponent.

Anonymous said...

While I hate to step on your feminist prog outrage, the language in the Valentines thing about "some have been given a name" means they're anticipating the boys will dress as specific former US Presidents, and we've never even had a decent female presidential candidate, much less a female president.

Anonymous said...

The ONLY version of muskrat love that mattered was Captain & Toenail. Only good version.

DF iTunes

Anonymous said...

“Too bad the Trump team can't get the cool immunity deals the FBI gave Clinton & co. during the e-mail "investigation“

Why give immunity when you already have indictments against them?

BG, can you explain these things to Wordy? He seems to think you should offer immunity to people who have already plead guilty and are cooperating with the prosecution.

Anonymous said...

You know, I just had an idea. Big military parade in D. C.. A concentration of pissed off troops with weapons. All the goober headed leaders including El Supremo in the reviewing stands. Might be a really good time for a military takeover of the government. Hey, a junta could be fun for a change!

DF Anwar Sadat

Anonymous said...

That black bathing suit looks a tad painful.

DF Chafes Easily

Triple Fake... said...

"...modestly successful single, "Muskrat Love" (No. 67 in the US), penned by Texas folk singer Willis Alan Ramsey. A Captain & Tennille version of the song would reach the top 10 in late 1976."
I would say that you were correct. A top ten hit (#4) would be considered popular, no. 67 less so. If nobody can remember that America recorded it first, their version wasn't popular.

Anonymous said...

I hope when they swear in Pence after Trump is drug away by Federal Marshals, that his first appointment is to bring Omarosa back to the Whitehouse. That girl is entertaining.

DF Crazytown

Anonymous said...

Ken Starr did a fine job

Anonymous said...

Barry, Never have I applauded when something bad happened when a Dem was in the White House. That is because the thing that happened was bad for the country. I read this blog daily and i find the fact you are cheering that the stock market dipped is disgusting. I don't like the fool in office any more than you do, but come on.

Upstairs said...

Since you claim to be the hardest working man in journalism, which local school district is responsible for the Presidential Valentine show?

Anonymous said...

Why are the Grand Old Party types nervous about Mueller interviewing Trump? It will be easy.
Mr. Trump, what can you tell me about Russian contacts with your campaign? I don't remember.
Mr. Trump, did you obstruct the investigation by firing Comey? I don't remember.
Mr. Trump, what did you have for breakfast this morning? I don't remember.
Mr. Trump, are you actually the President? I don't remember.

DF Standard Answer

Anonymous said...

I still have Muskrat Love on 8-track.

DF Sad Old Timer

Anonymous said...

The girls should also make sandwiches for all male attendees.

Anonymous said...

Lake Texoma fishing tournament CANCELED due to weather!!! Hallelujah

Anonymous said...

I'm going to have to grade your RTG's this week with a "D". Double D's to be exact.
Rock Me!

DF Skip Bayless

Anonymous said...

WK - does it matter to you that the Steele dossier started as GOP opposition research and was originally funded by a conservative website?

Anonymous said...

Wait...there's competitive high-school fishing? I have so many questions. Is that a UIL event? Can you letter in fishing? If you're still in high school, presumably you can't just sit in the boat, wet a line, and drink beer all day, so does that really count as fishing?

Triple Fake... said...

I wonder what kind of adjustments the fishing team's offense will make if they're behind at halftime.
Other things that sound weird:
- I lettered in fishing
- I'm the HS fishing coach
- We would like to remind the spectators that cheering scares the fish away

Anonymous said...

Fishing halftime speech....

Ok boys, the water is a little rough out there today.

Time to stop using the top water baits and switch to jigs. I'd start with 1/2 ounce weights and then adjust from there.

I checked the tape from last season and we got some nice weight using watermelon red flake colored tube crawfish baits. So load up on them before heading back out there.

And Leroy. Leroy, Leroy, Leroy. You gotta keep your head in the game. Concentrate Leroy. You had that nice 5 pounder right up to the edge of the boat, then you lost it. Remember, the play ain't over until the fish is in the live well.

Ok, everyone, put your rod in here. Now let's go out there and get some. GO GLOW WORMS!!!

Now tighten up those straps on your life jackets and get fishing!

Anonymous said...

WK slays it with the FBI crack/crap investigation, and no, it doesn't make any difference that the Steele dossier began as a GOP opposition tool. Once you go to the Judge to ask for some form of relief, you're supposed to be candid with the tribunal. Clearly the justice department was not in this instance.

I can't say I'm surprised Barry thinks the job of Minister of Propaganda and Agitation sounds like a good gig. He's been doing it here for free since 2005, so if someone offered him a title and a paycheck for it, he'd be all like "no sir, please don't throw Br'er Rabbit in the briar patch".

And as for the fishing tournament, anytime I hear someone ask "what could be worse than..." or any variation on that question, my first thought is "genital warts." I have no personal experience in this area, but they sound really bad.

wordkyle said...

1004 - Go read something and get back to us.

921 - "Why offer immunity..." is the question of the hour, isn't it? So many Clinton aides were granted immunity almost before they knew they were being investigated. Nope, nothing wrong at the FBI, nope nope. Abuse of their power for political purposes? Duh, nope nope nope.

Anonymous said...

As a father of two children in the Military I agree with the Navy SEAL. Third world country bullshit! Our military is so much better than that.

Anonymous said...

10:04, You didn't listen to Paul Harvey and get the rest of the story did you? The website was a never Trumper website, dumbass.

Anonymous said...

Is the Wise County Global Warmism conference going to be cancelled due to weather too?

Anonymous said...

Democratic Sen. Mark Warner texted with Russian
oligarch lobbyist in effort to contact
dossier author Christopher Steele.


Hillary's Uranium One deal reaching critical mass.



Democratic Assemblywoman at forefront of #MeToo
movement accused of sexual misconduct



Russia-Trump Investigation: How Did Hillary
Clinton Get FBI, FISA To Do Her Political Dirty Work?

Anonymous said...

You legal genius- Ken Starr was the independent counsel investigating Slick Willy, not the prosecutor. He did a good enough job that the house impeached Bill Clinton on two counts and the Senate voted largely on party lines, including his KKK leading pal filing for dismissal early in the Senate trial.

Anonymous said...

Hey counselor, a couple of days ago you called Nunes an idiot for wanting to get the transcript from the FISC application hearing. Touting your legal expertise in the matter that such hearings wouldn't have a court reporter and are usually done in a non-courtroom type setting.

Care to amend your claim? A real man could come clean and call himself an idiot, for calling another man an idiot, on a topic of which you have no experience with or expertise in. "but, but, but I'm the smartest lawyer I know." Doesn't remotely qualify you to speak intelligently on the FISC.

When you narrow it all down to its simplest level, you're just being hateful, for the sake of being hateful. Let that digest for a minute.

Stay Classy

Anonymous said...

9:28. LOL!

Anonymous said...

"...(Starr, who was a disaster as Bill Clinton's prosecutor..."

He fried Clinton's ass though. Just because congress didn't have the balls to follow through with throwing him out of office is another matter.

mzchief said...

To Anonymous 10:32...

The only thing I know about fishing is how to pan fry, with lemon garlic herb butter, largemouthed bass, however, your "Fishing halftime speech" gave me and my Mr. quit the chuckle.

Well done.

Anonymous said...

Republicans have the majority in both houses of Congress, Supreme Court, and the presidency. And people like Wordkyle are still complaining about Clinton.

Kind of a miserable existence.

wordkyle said...

133 "still complaining about Clinton"? Really? That's the tack you want to try? That's your very best effort? FBI investigations are kind of relevant to the conversation.
Oh, and Clinton & co. involvement in the development and distribution of the dossier.

Anonymous said...

I was a high school fishing coach.

DF Willie Landum

Anonymous said...

Re
She has served, and I am not making this up, as the head of their "Propaganda and Agitation Department."
No. That's a former member of our family.

Anonymous said...

I nominate Barry Green as the Wise County Bar Association's Minister of Propaganda and Agitation. Do we have a second?

Anonymous said...

Young Elementary School, Decatur TX

Anonymous said...

Dilly Dilly