The Campaign For DA

2.27.2018

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts


  • I haven't been out to the Decatur Swap Meet in years but, due to weather, Friday and early Saturday had to have been horrible. That had to be nothing but mud. 
  • Cuban came across badly yesterday. For a staged press conference, his very limited role was horribly scripted. 
  • Car dealer Clay Cooley reminds me of Joel Osteen. And I trust Cooley more. 
  • Rangers TV broadcaster C.J. Nitkowski "liked" a Proud Boys post on Twitter and it might just cost him. (He has since deleted past tweets yet won't apologize.) I talked about that group a lot last year.  
  • He would have run into the Parkland school even if unarmed? He won't even take a raindrop for his kid. 
  • And he's really nervous again this morning: 
  • Flashback: 
  • President Obama said a cop "acted stupidly" and everyone went crazy. Trump calls a cop a "coward" and "disgusting" and we are all OK with it?
  • Lots of headlines say Carroll ISD has "settled" with ex-coach Hal Wasson. Well, if "settle" means that they paid him what they promised to pay him, I guess they are correct. 
  • Austin ISD has voted to eliminate all Confederate names on schools. 



60 comments:

Anonymous said...

Michelle Obama and Barrack Obama Tell Students To Keep Fighting: ‘We’re Behind You.


Shouldn't they be in front?
What a couple of irrelevant have-been politicians. Only cowards are following up from behind!

wordkyle said...

Are you seriously comparing the Cambridge cops to the Florida deputy? Context is all-important, dude. The situations are totally incompatible, so your observation is off by a wide margin.

Anonymous said...

When did Cuban hire James Brown?!?!?!?

Anonymous said...

No way I would walk under an umbrella with my dad when I was at that age.

Anonymous said...

If Trump really would have run into the building it's a shame he wasn't there.

Anonymous said...

Blaming and bashing police sends a bad message, no matter who is president. The school resource officer was armed with a hand gun, the shooter had a military weapon of war. Why? The NRA employee in Florida writes gun law legislation and punishes any elected official who votes against it. She is more powerful than elected members of the state legislature.

Society is responsible for allowing citizens to have weapons used by the military. Parents are responsible for their kids. The mother of the shooter allowed and gave the shooter the money to buy guns.

Mr. President, there is plenty of blame to go around, but no one has a bigger responsibly than you do to keep us safe. Obama was wrong to demean police, don't make the same mistake.

Anonymous said...

Obama criticized a cop that responded to a legitimate, though incorrect, 911 call and was met with a hostile attitude that interfered with him being able to just establish the facts and move on.
The deputy in Florida failed to act, just as the Sheriff's Office, the FBI, the students, and the school did.

Anonymous said...

"President Obama said a cop "acted stupidly" and everyone went crazy. Trump calls a cop a "coward" and "disgusting" and we are all OK with it?"


Barry! It was proved the cop Obama referred to did not "act stupidly" whereas the cop Trump referred was a coward. BIG difference.

Anonymous said...

9:33 -

Don't confuse this audience with facts.

Anonymous said...

"No way I would walk under an umbrella with my dad when I was at that age."


It's amazing that every little perceived sleight against Trump must be defended or excused (most often excused, because there is generally no defense that stands up to even moderate scrutiny) by the average Trumper. Don't take everything so seriously, you big titty baby.


And the arrest of a black man in his own home, after proving his residency, is absolutely worthy of criticism. The fact that everyone piled on Obama for such a watered-down criticism of a very real problem and won't also get onto Trump--speaks volumes.

Rage

wordkyle said...

928 - Check your facts, then get back to us.

Anonymous said...

Ummm....the "Austin" ISD might want to consider changing the name of the district and the city. Stephen F. Austin was a passionate defender of slaveholding, even if at times he "felt bad" about it. He was a fierce guardian of the practice.

Anonymous said...

What can I get for one cranky middle aged spouse? No warranty, on an As-Is basis. No returns.

DF Swap Meet Vendor

Anonymous said...

Has Mark Cuban lost weight?

DF Jenny Craig

Anonymous said...

At least the secret hand signal in the photo wasn't The Shocker.

DF Every Jerky Kid in a Photo Ever

Anonymous said...

The Monday Morning Quarterbacks are certainly coming out on the Florida shooting. Feel for the families who lost people, the surviving kids traumatized by the event, and the cop who didn't charge in. Hard to say what you would have done in same circumstance. But in today's instant news cycle, everybody knows exactly how things should have been handled. Yep, real experts.

DF FoxCNNMSNBC etc etc etc

Anonymous said...

When all else fails hire a black woman and hope that PR prop is enough to weather the storm.

Anonymous said...

Come on, the lengths that you go to defending Obama and Hillary are just as silly as the lengths the Trumpers go to. Both sides are despicable and indefensible!

Anonymous said...

WK, are you referring to the presidents responsibility to keep us safe? Or how the NRA wrote legislation? Or how Obama demeaned police? Or the shooters mother giving him money and allowing him to buy guns? Or how society allowed citizens to have weapons of war? Pick one that is not true. You can't!

Anonymous said...

Let us know how to move folks through one metal detector at a high school football game or basketball game in a timely fashion, Congresswoman Granger. We could sure use the advice from an expert like yourself.

DF Every Public High School in Texas

Anonymous said...

https://sportsdaydfw.imgix.net/1519709002-NS_20RangersST19SP.jpg?q=50&auto=format&w=900

Counselor, exhibit A.

Texas Rangers Manager Jeff Bannister is a racist too. Check out the "sign" he is throwing to his players.

DF Perry Mason

Anonymous said...

Demeaning police and holding them accountable are two very different things. We could use a little more of the latter.

Anonymous said...

"Stephen F. Austin was a passionate defender of slaveholding, even if at times he "felt bad" about it. He was a fierce guardian of the practice."

But by happenstance, he did not fight in the Civil War, so, at least he was not a traitor in open rebellion against the United States.

We cannot forget some of our history--nobody has asked to change the names of schools or remove the statues of Washington or Jefferson--but when it comes to honoring traitors? We can and should do something about that.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Damn son you done went full blown retard if you are comparing the Cambridge cop to the parkland one.

Anonymous said...

Florida Shooting: "Although only a small percentage of adoptees commit violent acts, adoptees are far more likely to commit suicide, kill one or both adoptive parents, or become serial killers than people raised by their birth parents. A theory known as “Adopted Child Syndrome” is frequently used by defense lawyers representing adoptees in capital cases."

wordkyle said...

1103 - It's not the president's responsibility to keep us safe. Heck, it's not even law enforcement's job.

The military doesn't use AR-15s. Most combat troops carry automatic weapons.

You'll need to document your "NRA employee is more powerful than elected members of the state legislature" comment. It's so unlikely that it's much easier to believe you said that bit of hyperbole for effect rather than accuracy.

Again, it's nuts to compare the Harvard/Florida situations. Obama spoke out because he assumed police racism. No one died. An irate member of the Ivy League intelligentsia caused trouble when he didn't need to. The Florida deputy is on video hanging around outside while children were murdered. Now word is out that first responders were not allowed in to help victims. Presidential criticism of law enforcement may or may not be appropriate, but these two examples are completely incompatible.

Anonymous said...

The Proud Boys have really gotten inside Barry’s head.

Anonymous said...

9:28 & 11:03 Stop talking about these weapons as though you know what the heck you are talking about. You don't! The only thing an AR-15 has in common with a "military" style rifle is what it looks like. An AR-15 that can be purchased by the public is a semi-automatic weapon. A similar "military" weapon would be a fully automatic weapon. Waaay different. You boneheads see an AR-15 and think a big bad "military" style rifle or call it an "assault" rifle cuz it has the front handle and the long clip on it. It's just LOOKS! You can take for instance, a Winchester 308 rifle. Looks like a regular type rifle with synthetic or wood stock. It can shoot semi-automatic and you can get 50 round clips for it. If this rifle were used in a mass shooting it would be more deadly, cuz the 308 bullet is a larger caliber bullet than the 223 bullet that an AR-15 uses. It just doesn't have the "cool" accessories that the AR-15 comes with. So please STOP with your garbage about "assault" or "military" style rifle. You don't know what you are talking about. Sheesh!

Anonymous said...

He won't even take a raindrop for his kid.

Barron looks like he is growing like a weed. He's much taller.

Barry, you should contact the First Lady or the Whitehouse and ask for Barron's old suits which he has grown out of. I'm sure they would fit you, little buddy.

Anonymous said...

“Rage” the “black man” was attempting to kick in his front door and refused to cooperate with the police when they arrived.

Anonymous said...

The New York Daily News reported that as Trump was riding in his limousine on Nov. 18, 1991, with his then-wife Marla Maples (on their way to a Paula Abdul concert), they came upon the mugging.

Trump got out of his car and approached the man with the baseball bat. Trump said the attacker, “a big guy with a big bat,” delivered five or six “good whacks” before he arrived at the scene.

“The guy with the bat looked at me, and I said, ‘Look, you’ve gotta stop this. Put down the bat,'” Trump told The Daily News. “I guess he recognized me because he said, ‘Mr. Trump, I didn’t do anything wrong.’ I said, ‘How could you not do anything wrong when you’re whacking a guy with a bat?’ Then he ran away.”

Anonymous said...

No no no, Austin's name needs to be removed from history. You libs can't have half measures just because its inconvenient for you.

Anonymous said...

"Waaay different."

Eh, not waaay different. Just way different. Full auto would be wasted on must schmucks. We've known since Vietnam that full-auto was wasteful and less effective than more selective targeting and firing, so to that extent, it's pretty much the same.


"You boneheads see an AR-15 and think a big bad "military" style rifle or call it an "assault" rifle cuz it has the front handle and the long clip on it."

Well, I guess if someone, you know, like the manufacturer, is going to call it Assault Rifle-15, maybe they know what they're talking about? Or are the manufacturers the boneheads?

Can you esplain?

Rage

Anonymous said...

"An irate member of the Ivy League intelligentsia caused trouble when he didn't need to."

You mean the guy getting arrested for going into his own house? LOL

Rage

Anonymous said...

Your analogy concerning the president walking up a narrow staircase with and umbrella and going into a building to save children is stupid....even for you counselor.

Anonymous said...

1:41 - “Rage” - AR stands for Armalite Rifle. The company that developed the rifle.

Anonymous said...

1:42 - “Rage” he was kicking in the front door. He had forgotten his keys and was having a psychological breakdown.

wordkyle said...

1. "Gates stepped onto his front porch and continued to yell at him (Crowley,) accusing him of racial bias and saying he had not heard the last of him. Faced with this tumultuous behavior from Gates, even though he was still standing on his own front porch, Crowley warned Gates that he was becoming disorderly. When Gates ignored this warning and persisted in his behavior, and likewise ignored a second warning from Crowley, Crowley informed him that he was under arrest." -- Cambridge Police Department Incident Report #9005127

2. “AR” doesn’t stand for assault rifle. It stands for the Armalite rifle, named after the company that developed the weapon." -- Washington Post, February 16, 2018

That warehouse just keeps getting bigger and fuller.

Anonymous said...

Armalite Rifle for the umpteenth hundred time.

Anonymous said...

Well, no shit. You learn something new every day. Not being white trash and not owning one, I made the wrong assumption.

Sorry fellas.

Rage

Bear said...

Rage,

AR-15 is Armalite Rifle-15.

Not assault rifle-15. Bonehead!

Anonymous said...

I do want to say though that I'm impressed that Wordkyle, after six years, still thinks a cop stealing gas from the county is the same thing as the Tulia scandal, and cares enough to research my comments from oh so long ago. Even he has to reach that far back to find another time where even he thinks I'm wrong (but I wasn't).

In any event, as I've shown already (and I think the only other time it's happened), I'm more than willing to admit when I'm wrong.

If only he was.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Watch fake news, get fake terms like assault rifle.

Anonymous said...

12:47 = An example of someone on a sinking ship grasping for straws.

DF Cal Hockley

Anonymous said...

I remember that Tulia spat! Wordy thought that just because a cop stole gas in Jacksboro it was "like Tulia"! It's like he has no idea what Tulia was about--except that even he said it was a "stretch"--and even though he got educated on the spot.

Jesus Wordy, just because Rage has been rubbing your nose in your own BS for years doesn't mean you need to trot it out for us all to relive.

Not Sam

Anonymous said...

ARMALITE RIFLE. Now do you hear me

I have 3 of them and no they can’t shoot full auto.

Anonymous said...

What does AR stand for? Arkansas, right?

DF Typical NRA Member

Anonymous said...

Thank you WK. I love the way you bitch slap Rage into place. Keep up the good work.

Anonymous said...

4:06 - Nothing is going to happen.

wordkyle said...

You guys take turns flaunting your stupidity.

Once more, after all this time -- BG knows this -- the Tulia cop was prosecuted for perjury regarding the theft of gasoline. The trial was held in Lubbock, and I'm very familiar with the details. So theft of gasoline in Tulia, theft of gasoline in Jacksboro...a remote similarity. BG knew what I was talking about then and the ignorant people didn't, and apparently still don't. And now they want to smear others with their ignorance.

You're gonna need a bigger warehouse.

Anonymous said...

You have boasted about owning similar semi auto weapons many times....nice try dumbass!!!

Anonymous said...

Looks like Rage needs more esplaining.

Anonymous said...

Assault Rifle 15!!

DF Rage

PS...FF Does stand for French fry.

SpanishWarDonkey said...

You seem(ed?) to be confident in how much you know about the rifle but you get that wrong? The (literally) largest semantic argument in the entire gun debate? You may wanna postpone that second vacation and schedule a visit to a neurologist. I hear they're doing good things down there.

Anonymous said...

4:26
The real "Not Sam" would have come up with some snarky commnt like this:

Barry, not that your nĂ me and the Greatest Generation would ever be synomonous, but I do believe you would have lambasted Audie Murphy for being a second rate actor- after hearing how you perceive things.

And besides Not Sam imposter- your syntax is way off- at least get the accent right.

Not Sam

Anonymous said...

A Republican Congressman from Florida in an interview on CNN changed his mind on gun control after the school shooting saying the AR-15 was the rifle issued him while serving in the military. Being an expert on 200 different kinds of semi automatic, automatic or whatever is not required to understand the AR-15 is for mass killing not for going dove hunting! Should be limited for military, not for citizens. But the gun industry makes 1.5 billion a year by convincing people "They are coming for your guns".

Trump claims he keeps us safe. So what is the job of the commander-in-chief? Keeping us safe. Or if it is not his job per WK, we are to defend ourselves?

When bills pass in Congress without being read, insurance companies, big pharma, NRA representing gun manufacturers, are writing up the legislation. Seems like they have the power, more power than an elected official that doesn't know what is in it. Remember Nancy Pelosi statement "We have to pass it to know what is in it". Same thing happened in the big tax break to big corporations. Same thing going on in Florida with the NRA and gun legislation. Big money donors have the power, not us.

Trump calling the Resource officer a coward was bad enough; saying he would have run in without a gun is dumber than dirt! Obama failed to have law enforcement's back; Trump fails to have the FBI, Justice Department and intelligence backs.

Anonymous said...

Still wrong WK. “Like Tulia” doesn’t mean a single cop. It means a corrupt system.

wordkyle said...

1. by "A Republican Congressman from Florida," I guess you're referring to Brian Mast. You better go back and recheck what rifle he said he was issued in the Army.

2. No, it's not the president's job to keep us safe. Look to my references on law enforcement's job (hint: it's not to protect us) and figure out if I think we should be able to defend ourselves.

3. "Big money donors have the power, not us." I can agree with that to an extent. Can you just enlighten us all where the NRA ranks among organizations and political contributions?

4. Given how things look when it comes to the DOJ and FBI in their partisan attempts to undermine Trump's candidacy, and then his administration, it's reasonable for him to have a bit of a chip on his shoulder about them.

wordkyle said...

840- Sorry, the connection, which from the beginning I described as "remote," is apparent. I saw it. BG saw it. Others saw it. If you don't, then that's your problem. All of the information has been provided.

Anonymous said...

Wait... YOU are actually using the "false equivalency" argument?! I can finally stop reading the comments. Whew!