The Campaign For DA

2.28.2018

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts



  • Saw an out-of-town lawyer just casually take a wad of hundreds from his client in the hallway of the courthouse yesterday. Hey, look, I understand having to be paid but can we at least do it in a dignified manner? 
  • Dr. Ben Carson, the head of HUD, had a $31,000 dining set put in his office. And HUD's budget is being cut. 
  • I had the chills all day yesterday, and it wasn't that cold out. That makes me a little nervous.
  • Delkus telling us how smart he is. 
  • Jared Kushner had his security clearance downgraded yesterday. Why does he have any type of clearance at all? 
  • Mrs. LL had recorded a Lifetime movie and was watching it last night. When did that channel start injecting cursing/shocking language? I mean, one line wouldn't have been uttered on Southpark. (And, no, I don't watch them very often or by choice.) 
  • The Denton County Sheriff was curiously doing a lot of grandstanding off the Parkland shooting yesterday proclaiming, "We do not take cover in a parking lot, and we do not wait for another agency. We go in and do our duty. We go in to engage and stop the shooter and save lives.” When is the last time DCSO had an "active shooter" situation like Parkland? (Not to mention that I bet most of Denton County is in the jurisdiction of local police departments and not the DCSO.)
  • There were headlines everywhere last night in DFW that the NFL had now ruled Dez Bryant's "no catch" against the Packers a couple of years back was actually a catch. That's not true. The NFL said the rule going forward should make it a catch but didn't say it was the wrong call at the time.
  • Getting past the meaning of "assault style weapons" look at this lede in the Dallas Morning News which, at first blush, looks like a pretty big announcement: "Dick's Sporting Goods, which has 10 stores in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, will immediately stop the sale of assault-style weapons, it announced Wednesday." OK. Then I noticed this later in the story: 
  • Hope Hicks appeared before the House Intelligence Committee but she didn't look worried. 
  • The Parkland kids in Florida go back to school today. That would be hard. 
  • The 22 Pound Cat In The House is acting weird.  He head butts dogs. And people. And doors. And he isn't gentle.




41 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sounds like the Family Cat has been molested. Shame on you Barry!

Anonymous said...

When I have to pay a lot of money to someone I don't like or I'm not liking the fact I have to pay....I love paying in cash..it embarrasses them and I love to make them feel guilty for taking it. That's why you were repulsed by it...a public display of your trade.

Anonymous said...

A lawyer talking about dignity. Kill me now.

-buyerninety

Anonymous said...

Re Lifetime--That's why my wife and I watch almost nothing but Hallmark, HGTV, DIY, Turner Classic Movies, and UP. In fact, I noticed that we watch only TWO mainstream network shows (ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX) on a regular basis! The only reality shows we watch are those with uplifting and/or productive themes. We abhor the growth of all the interpersonal drama/crap "reality" shows.

Y'all DO realize that "Reality TV" is really just CHEAP TV? Even the "good and uplifting ones"? Networks only do them because their bottom line is lower and they make higher profits. The greatest con EVER put over on the viewing public!

"Why, it costs MONEY to be creative, clever, and entertaining with a scripted show! Let's just sell the public on (MORE) lowest-common-denominator reality crap!"--DF Network Executive

wordkyle said...

We live in a time where mob hysteria makes big important decisions for retailers. Given that the media has chosen the mob's side in the gun debate, and can demonize anyone with impunity, companies are desperate to stay off the mob's radar. The decision by Dick's executives may be heartfelt, but it was made infinitely easier by seeing what's happened to others. You can imagine a young assistant saying "There's no downside to this one, sir. We'll lose a few sales but gain millions in good press. It's a no-brainer."

P.S. The term "assault rifle/weapon" has more to do with aesthetics than anything else.

Anonymous said...

Jared Kushner got his security clearance reduced from Top Secret to Secret I believe. Amazing that our former Secretary of State gave people with no clearance at all access to her sever and nothing happened to her. That is total corruption of our government.

Anonymous said...

Jared Kushner had his security clearance downgraded yesterday. Why does he have any type of clearance at all?

YOU ARE CORRECT. IT IS MUCH EASIER TO SEND THE MATERIAL TO A PRIVATE EMAIL AT HOME ON AN UNSECURED SERVER SO EVERYONE AT HOME CAN SEE.

TF CLINTON SECURITY ADVISOR

Anonymous said...

No decent gunman would choose to utilize the weapons that most idiots refer to as "assault weapons". The press and other off base, ignorant gun non-enthusiasts really should learn about guns prior to embarrassing themselves.

Anonymous said...

Delkus telling us how smart he is.



You tell us how smart you are every day too.

Anonymous said...

Cat. It is called bunting. It is the cat bonding with you or the dog. It is an affectionate activity. Be nice and pet the cat.

Anonymous said...

Hope Hicks is so fine and those eyes!!

DF Old Man Holding her Hand

Anonymous said...

More on the robots that are going to kill us all, eventually....

https://www.esquire.com/lifestyle/a18916522/ai-killer-robots-elon-musk/

SpanishWarDonkey said...

Dick's (think Academy, baseball stuff, camping, weights, clothing, all of it) actually stopped selling AR's after Newtown. This press release is just double dipping by then since they also own Field and Stream (outdoors, hunting, firearms, bows, fishing, etc.) stores where the guns were still being sold.

Kushner is an "advisor" so he was given interim clearance. As evidence of his involvement with certain unsavory activities has mounted, its becoming more difficult to maintain the excuse that he should have TS clearance. It's no surprise though as for the most part, Trump has surrounded himself with people that lack much political acumen. He literally looks at the presidency as a business. It's all he knows.

You're cat is going blind and might be experiencing dementia.

Anonymous said...

Fabulous RTG! Those hips! thanks BG

HarveyLee said...

So someone is saying that Kushner got caught up in a " honey trap '?

Anonymous said...

Dick's is just playing the media game, kinda like Senator Feinstein saying she asked for an AW Ban after Columbine (1999- middle of the 10 year ban). It's about as political as deeming certain firearms as evil and calling for their banning, and calling everyone that owns one evil, because you are ignorant of the actual facts regarding murder, ballistics, the criminal mind, and the intent behind the United States Constitution.

Anonymous said...

You used Lawyer and dignified in the same sentence,..... bwwaahh!!!

Anonymous said...

Hey--can Rage come in here and make an ass out of himself again?

Rage

Anonymous said...

Wordie, when public trends go your way it's "We the People" should decide. But when they go against you it's "the mob" and "mob hysteria".

Anonymous said...

What's undignified about taking a wad of cash? It all spends the same skippy.

Anonymous said...

Miss Hicks will be Mrs. Donald Trump, Version 4, very soon. Mark my words.

DF Marla Maples

Anonymous said...

So Mrs Clinton's stupid email shenanigans back in the day now gives every current Trump White House employee a free pass to have Putin blind copied on every official email now?
Yea, that makes me feel better.

DF Stupid Stupid Stupid

Anonymous said...

The cat has watched too much wrestling on TV. Classic move to throw the opponent off.

DF Fritz Von Erich

Anonymous said...

Typical right wing reaction it’s all the media’s fault or Obama’s or Hillary or anyone that disagrees with them. Unfortunately the far left mimics their despicable behavior all to often . Few people want to listen to the other side or ,heaven forbid , compromise and think of solutions most people can accept.

Anonymous said...

The Denton County Sheriff was "grandstanding"???

What's your definition of grandstanding? Because I don't think it means what YOU think it means.

The Sheriff distributed this internal memo to his Deputies. Word of the memo was picked up by a local news agency, which then requested a copy of the memo.

I would think by know you'd get tired of being wrong, but perhaps I've underestimated your capacity for fault.

Stay Classy

Anonymous said...

Don't worry about the cat head butting. Now if your spouse starts that behavior, be afraid. Be VERY afraid, Barry.

DF Dr Phil

Anonymous said...

I love that look of Hope that the photographer captured. Very telling. It says "hey, I'm not wearing any underwear at all". That lady is saucy.

DF Some Orange Tanned Dude in a white building

Anonymous said...

JADE HELM!!1!

Anonymous said...

So Ben Carson is not shopping at Ikea for his HUD office remodel, huh? Shocking, since all the other Trump folks scrimp and save federal nickels and dimes, like on travel. And I bet they all car-pool. Right?

DF Incredulous

Anonymous said...

Wasn't "mob hysteria" what happened on election day 2016 when Number 45 got picked?

DF The Electoral College

Anonymous said...

Cash in a court house hallway? Sounds pretty good to me. Heck, I took jewelry, cars, and real estate in payment.

DF Melvin Belli

Anonymous said...

Chills? Barry, break out the tequila, stat! Apply generously to your mouth and swallow to kill any early virus. I'll write the prescription.

DF Dr Nick Riviera
DF Springfield Hospital

Anonymous said...

Ivanka should have stuck with me. Kushner is a wimpy loser.

DF Quincy Jones
df old guy with game

Anonymous said...

So, call it an Armalite Rifle, or AR, or black rifle, or whatever you want. I don't care what kind of semantics you use.

It may not technically be an "Assault Rifle", but it sure is deadly and effective. See Newtown, CT, San Bernardino, CA, Orlando, FL, Las Vegas NV, and Sutherland Springs, TX.

I have no issues with increasing the control and regulation of firearms in this country.

Disclaimer: I own MANY firearms, including an AR.

Anonymous said...

I have a 30 06 bolt action rifle - it is deadly and effective but not much good at killing a lot of kids. It is also not effective help some numbnuts loser get it up.

Anonymous said...

Gun nut!!!

wordkyle said...

Fair enough. Since you called me out by name, you want to provide examples?

mzchief said...

Kushner's security clearance was downgraded because he had been given a provisional Top-Secret clearance due to the FBI having failed to complete the background portion of Kushner's Security Clearance Application, in time for Kushner to begin his position as a Senior Advisor to the POTUS. The FBI has yet to complete the background investigation portion Kushner's Security Clearance Application and a provisional rating is only good for a year. Trump As president, Trump can grant Kushner a high-level security clearance, even if Kushner's background investigation continues to drag on. Soooo, basically NO BIG DEAL!

A cat headbutting is a sign of affection and method of bonding. Cats have scent glands in their heads and they're transferring that scent to the person or animal as a sign of trust. However, if it's not headbutting and head pressing it could be a sign of a neurological disorder.

Anonymous said...

3:21---------------------

Huh? It's a little hard to discern your message. Could you please clarify for me who it is you're hating on. I didn't get it, but I'm sure if you came here at all, and commented, there's gotta be somebody you hate. I just can't quite tell who (or why) and I'm sure it must be important (to you)

Thanks

Anonymous said...

Why does Mrs. Clinton still have her security clearance?

Why Guy said...

DITTO -- and no fishing lure piercings or tacky body scrawling!!!