The Campaign For DA

2.26.2018

Random Monday Morning Thoughts



  • That was some incredibly thick fog this morning. 
  • Fox 4 did a segment on the Bridgeport's "off road" park. 
  • There is a growing number of companies boycotting the NRA mostly in the travel industry. How many of their members fly or rent cars?
  • Trump went off the rails at CPAC and his "Snake" poem about, as he said, immigration was maybe the most racist thing I've ever heard from a president of the U.S. 
  • Jessie Ventura, who has said some crazy things, did say something one time that makes perfect sense: You have to be twenty-one to buy a beer, sixteen to drive, and eighteen to die on the battlefield. He didn't care what age we picked, but let's make it consistent across the board. 
  • Mueller, the special counsel, got another guilty plea on Friday from a guy close to Trump for connections with the Ukraine. He does all of this on Friday to keep out of the news cycle as much as possible. I'll say it again: Tell your kids they are watching Watergate x 10. It's coming. 
  • Last week a fifteen year old Russian won a gold medal in figure skating. I thought about asking the Freshman In The House, "See what you could do?" but I'm afraid she would come back with, "You're a lot older, tell me about your gold medals."
  • Everyone dogs me for my "commercial disguised as content" stance, but I'll never give it up. My favorite radio station, The Ticket, over the last week has dedicated multiple segments to Black Panther where every member of the show (hosts and producer) went to see it -- and those guys never go to movies. And on Friday night, NBC Nightly News had a segment on a USA Network show about the deaths of Tupac and Biggie Smalls. I looked it up: The USA Network is an NBC property. 
  • Since Sheriff Clarke is no longer a sheriff and can no longer show up with a hat and medals, Fox News has found a new one. 
  • I finally have a car with remote start. Greatest. Invention. Ever. 
  • When the news broke of the home that exploded in Dallas on Friday one station gave the exact address. When I googled it, its value came up and it was close to $300,000. (It's close to some high tone properties.)
  • This was the dumbest editorial I have read in a long time. There's a law against student-teacher sex and an equivalent law about law enforcement-inmate sex. You simply can't do it. It's not a "loophole" at all. The penalties for non-consensual contact are harsher. 
  • The Texas political ads are insane. It's Republican on Republican carnage. 
  • I've got all the Waco episodes recorded. The more I watch it, the more infuriating it makes me. The whole thing from beginning to end was a cluster. (The Dallas Morning News put this on the front page yesterday.)
  • Mrs. LL has bronchitis and it is not pleasant. (But I did laugh when she took a swig of cough syrup this morning and proclaimed, "This is good stuff!")


25 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wrong again, numb-nuts. “I'll have those niggers voting Democratic for 200 years.” Lyndon Baines Johnson, a DEMOCRAT. I'm pretty sure that's the most racisss thing a President has ever said.



Anonymous said...

Republicans V Republican carnage is really real Republicans V Republicans that are reallyin name only. They knew that they would never have won running as a Dem.

Anonymous said...

I would like to bend over and pick up that dollar bill . . . . . Just trying to be polite, of course. "Ma'am, is this yours"?

Anonymous said...

Please, and without just lobbing a grenade, elucidate how the snake poem is racist. The analogy to un-vetted immigrants is applicable in some cases.
Also, even if ads are embedded as news stories, who cares other than you. Let's move on to something of importance, if indeed there is anything.

Anonymous said...

You have watched Waco and you still want to disarm American citizens???

Upstairs said...

I haven't watched the series but I firmly believe that Lloyd Bentson has blood on his hands in that episode. I hope the show makes that point.

As to Watergate x 10, I heard Beto O'Rourke speak. He agrees with you. He is convinced that Trump et al spend so much time and energy trying to discredit Mueller/FBI because they know how bad it is going to be. We don't know yet.

Anonymous said...

You're looking at the wrong address/valuation for that house explosion. The highest-appraised home on that block is just $140K, and the house that exploded was appraised at $77K. Those homes are in a highly-hispanic area that is pretty much under the Love Field flight path. The high-tone properties start about a mile and a world away to the east. Gentrification is starting between Midway and Marsh, but hasn't gotten west of Marsh yet.

Anonymous said...

Old Leftist fool Barry is going to be sad when the Russian collusion turns out to be Watergate x10 for the Democrats.

Anonymous said...

Another day that begs the question, is Barry stupid or a liar?

Anonymous said...

BG I with you on the commercial content. They are like "I only watch one movie per year and im going to talk about it for 15 min." Fake News!

Triple Fake... said...

A sports radio station talks about movies and TV shows, and you claim they're disguised ads. Would it also be correct to assume that a generic talk radio station such as WBAP is running disguised ads if they talk about a local sports team?
They talk about stuff, that's their job. If they talked nothing but sports all day, it would get old pretty quick. So they talk about things their listeners are also interested in, like movies and TV shows. That's what keeps folks listening between sports segments. Are you so naive that you honestly believe the marketing department of whatever studio is distributing Black Panther is compensating every media outlet that talks up their product?

Harry Hamid said...

Of course there are ads disguised as content. It makes the jobs of people trying to come with content easier!

Years ago, I wrote most of the press releases for a local political group. The local newspapers (when they picked up the story) would usually print the press releases as articles word for word.

I mentioned this to a guy I know who works for a local television station, and he said entertainment companies (and lobbyists) send news rooms "ideas" for how they can come up with easy segments working their topic of choice into the news.

There are lazy news people and this kind of thing lets them be lazier.

Anonymous said...

We had eight miserable years of the most racist president in history and you said absolutely nothing. You must be one yourself counselor.

Anonymous said...

I'm reminded of how '90s network newsmagazines fawned over the SPLC for their opinion on all things allegedly racist. Morris Dees had them all conned.

Anonymous said...

Buy Mrs LL a bottle of Southern Comfort (or cheap whiskey) and a small container of honey. Mix the two. Best cough remedy ever.

DF The Old Ways are Best

Anonymous said...

Ventura is right. If a person is age of majority at 18, they should have all rights of an adult. Drink, drive, vote, buy guns, enter into contracts, marry without permission, enter military, etc. If you think 21 makes them better adults, fine. Move the age up. But be consistent across the board. None of this hop-scotching around based on the political winds.

DF It's Only Common Sense

Anonymous said...

The Dallas state senate ads between Huffines and Paxton are very entertaining. Almost hate to see them end on March 6.

DF The Crowd in the Roman Coliseum

Anonymous said...

Jonathan M. Winer, the Obama State Department official who acknowledged regularly interfacing with the author of the controversial, largely discredited 35-page anti-Trump dossier, served as senior vice president of a firm that did extensive pro bono work for the Clinton Global Initiative.

Tell your kids they are watching Whitewatergate X 10.

Anonymous said...

Barry can take comfort knowing that he will never realize that he is a fool.

Anonymous said...

How many of their members fly or rent cars?

Why? Do you think NRA members are a bunch of in-bred hillbillies who only drive around in pickup trucks.

Most fellow members I know fly for business or vacations, and presumably rent cars as well. Several fly their own private aircraft.

Anonymous said...

Hey Barry, remember your ignorant comments about Prager University? You truly are a Leftist fool.

Anonymous said...

8:56 thinks Stickland is a "real" Republican. That says just about everything you need to know about Republicans.

The only loophole in cops doing things that are illegal is that they are almost never arrested by other cops, and rarer still are they prosecuted.

NRA members fly and drive plenty. But you'll know the tide has turned against the NRA when the cruise lines end their relationship with them. That'll be a while.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Hey 11:05, still waiting to hear back on that Mensa application? Don't worry, the answer is no.

Gary the Graboid

Anonymous said...

3:13 - Good one.

Anonymous said...

Maxine Waters and Diane Feinstein are real Democrats. That's all you need to know about Democrats. Rage the mental midget.