The Campaign For DA

3.23.2018

Random Friday Morning Thoughts


  • Jenny Anchondo quit Fox 4 "effective immediately." That seems very abrupt and very strange. I looked at her Twitter feed and she was working hard up until the day before. What happened?
  • What a day for Trump.
    • John Dowd, Trump's lead lawyer in the Mueller investigation, quit in the morning.  The Washington Post on Monday said there was trouble brewing but Dowd denied it.
    • Trump, late in the afternoon, then fired the National Security Adviser who was big on compromise and negotiations. The "lame stream media" said the departure was coming for the last two weeks, but the White House lied and said it wouldn't happen.  
    •  And the replacement, John Bolton, is likely to get us all killed if Trump listens to him. (By the way, this will be Trump's third one.)
    • Bolton on Fox News an hour after the announcement of his new job: "I didn't really expect that announcement" today.  Good, lord. 
    • Oh, and after Trump signed a "memo" adding tariffs for imports from China, the stock market lost 724 points yesterday.  
  • McLennan County commissioners invoked a provision in state law to place a limit on how much outgoing District Attorney Abel "Let's Indict All Twin Peaks Bikers" Reyna can spend before the end of his term Dec. 31.  I'll be honest, I didn't know such a law existed.
  • My one and only administrative assistant is in Manhatten. There was 8.4 inches of snow in Central Park on the day she arrived. 
  • This week I was walking out of a grocery store and a girl, wearing sunglasses, flirting with young guys on a  work break, and who kind of looked like a stoner, said to me, "Hey, Barr" as I walked by. It stopped me down and I gave her a "Do you know me?" look. She said, "It's on your shirt." I was wearing a Baylor shirt that had "BEARS" in the biggest letters.
  • KXAS  (Channel 5) had a 15 second "news segment" about a Starbucks promotion at the end of their 5:00 p.m. broadcast yesterday. Obviously, that couldn't be a paid ad disguised as news, right? And you guys have laughed at me for years. 
  • Remember one of those "winter parks" coming to Fort Worth where you could snowboard indoors? It was a scam. The promoter was just sentenced to 10 years in prison. 
  • Oh, and yesterday:
  • If you want political entertainment, watch the Fox 4 morning hosts struggle to not laugh out loud as they interview Mark Davis for five minutes every Thursday. 
  • There's a wild Houston murder for hire case going on, but I find this very disturbing journalism from the Houston Chronicle:. In reporting about the trial they wrote: "The officer, whom the Chronicle is not identifying at the request of the Harris County district attorney’s office, testified Wednesday for more than five hours . . . . " You kidding me? It's a public trial and you won't name him because the DA tells you not to? Who is running the press? You or the government?
  • Yesterday, a $1.3 trillion spending bill was approved by the Republican controlled House with strong support from the Democrats. It was 2,232 pages long and passed less than 17 hours after it was released. It's filled with pork.  Actual photo
  • If you haven't seen the police murder of an unarmed black man in Sacramento in his grandmother's back yard, you need to. Twenty shots fired. An officer then says "mute" and the audio "mysteriously" goes off on the body cams. This link will take you to a helicopter video and body cam video.
  • The Bridgeport Volunteer Fire Department received a million dollar grant?

37 comments:

Anonymous said...

DAMMIT GREEN....WE BELIEVE YOU ALREADY ABOUT ADS DISGUISED AS NEWS. BUT NOBODY GIVES A SH!T! LET'S MOVE ON TO SOMETHING OF IMPORTANCE, IF IN FACT THERE IS ANYTHING.

Anonymous said...

BRIDGEPORT RECEIVES GRANT FOR NEW FIRE STATION – The City of Bridgeport announced Thursday that it has been awarded a $999,348 grant for a new fire station for the Bridgeport Volunteer Fire Department. The grant is from the Texas General Land Office, Community Development and Revitalization division for the Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery.

Sounds like a case of firehall envy, B'port vs Decatur.

Let me get this straight, the Texas General Land Office is giving $1MM dollars to the city of Bport because their firehall flooded?

Why? Surely Bport had insurance on that building and if they didn't have insurance why didn't they?

Also, why was B'port dumb enough to build a firehall in a well known flood prone area to begin with?

And why should the citizens of this state, who don't live in B'port, be paying for Bport's new firehall?

If I live in Decatur I should ensure that Decatur has adequate fire facilities. I should not have to worry about and pay for what is going on in Houston, Dallas or B'port in this case.

And one final point, the Texas General Land Office has no money except what it takes from the citizens of this state.

We are no better than the swamp in Washington DC.

Liberal/socialist Morons!

Anonymous said...

Due is running around people's back yards, people call police , police shows up, dude reaches into pockets and reaches for a nice shiny phone and let me guess you Barry belive the police is up to no good....BTW one of the officers was black

Anonymous said...

Great, now that stay woke blood bot is going to post a question every day asking if Bolton has gotten us all killed yet. Worse than all caps guy.

SpanishWarDonkey said...

For those of you keeping track at home:

Nat. Sec. Adviser H.R. McMaster fired 3/23/18.

Trump lead lawyer. John Dowd resigned 3/23/18.

Dept Director FBI Andrew McCabe fired 3/17/18.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson fired 3/13/18.

Under Sec. Public Diplomacy Steven Goldstein fired 3/13/18.

Personal Assistant John McEntee fired 3/12/18.

Chief Econ. Advisor Gary Cohn resigned 3/6/18.

Deputy Comms Director Josh Raffel resigned 3/6/18.

Communications Director Hope Hicks Resigned 2/28/18.

Staff Secretary Rob Porter resigned 2/7/18.

Under Sec. State for Political Affairs Thomas Shannon Retired 2/2/18.

Deputy Nat. Sec. Advisor Dina Powell Resigned 1/12/18.

Ambassador to Panama. John Feeley Resigned 1/12/18.

Chief. Nat & Comm Service Carl Higbie Resigned 1/19/18.

Dep. Chief of Staff Rick Dearborn Resigned 1/18/18.

Dep. Chief of Staff, Drug Control Policy Taylor Weyeneth Resigned 1/18/18.

Deputy Director, NEC Jeremy Katz Resigned 12/22/17.

Office of Public Liaison Omarosa Manigault Fired 12/13/17.

State Dept. Political Officer Liz Shackleford Resigned 12/10/17.

SpanishWarDonkey said...

Dep. Chief of Staff Rick Dearborn Resigned 1/18/18.

Dep. Chief of Staff, Drug Control Policy Taylor Weyeneth Resigned 1/18/18.

Deputy Director, NEC Jeremy Katz Resigned 12/22/17.

Office of Public Liaison Omarosa Manigault Fired 12/13/17.

State Dept. Political Officer Liz Shackleford Resigned 12/10/17.

Deputy director Paul Winfree Resigned 12/1/17.

Counsellor to State Dept. Maliz Beams Resigned 11/28/17.

Director, DHS. Jamie Johnson Resigned 11/16/17.

Health Tom Price Resigned 9/29/17.

Director, Public Liaison George Sifakis Resigned 9/17/17.

Director, Energy. William Bradford Resigned 8/31/17.

Deputy Asst. to the President Sebatian Gorka Resigned 8/25/17.

Chief Strategist Stephen K. Bannon Resigned 8/18/17.

Regulatory Czar Carl Icahn Resigned 8/18/17.

Director, EPA Liz Southerland Resigned 8/1/17.

Sr. Exec. Defense Intelligence Agency Dereck Harvey Fired 7/27/17.

Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci Fired 7/26/17.

Director, NSC. Rich Higgins Fired 7/26/17.

Senior Press Asst. Michael Short Resigned Resigned 7/25/17.

SpanishWarDonkey said...

Press Secretary Sean Spicer Resigned 7/21/17.

Legal Advisor Mark Corallo Resigned 7/21/17.

Director, Office of Gov. Ethics Walter Shaub Resigned 7/6/17.

Deputy Chief of Staff National Security Council Tera Dahl Resigned 7/6/17.

Deputy National Security Advisor K. T. McFarland Resigned 5/19/17.

Communications Director Mike Dubke Resigned 5/18/17.

FBI Director James Comey Fired 5/9/17.

Chief Usher, White House Angella Reid Fired 5/5/17.

Surgeon General Vivek Murthy Resigned 4/21/17.

Deputy Chief of Staff Katie Walsh Resigned 3/30/17.

U.S. Attorney, Southern District NY Preet Bharara Fired 3/11/17.

Nat. Sec. Adviser Michael T. Flynn Resigned 2/13/17.

Attorney General Sally Yates fired 1/30/17.

Chief of Staff Reince Priebus 13/11/-20/1/17 Resigned 1/20/17.

Sr. Director of Intelligence Programs Ezra Cohen-Watnick Resigned 1/20/17.

Anonymous said...

Trump should have a revolving door installed at the main White House entrance. We have already installed three sets of replacement hinges on existing doors because of all the comings and goings.

DF White House Facilities Crew

Anonymous said...

Do all the Trump new hires get ti pick out new office furniture upon appointment? Could get pricey.

DF Secretary Ben Carson

Anonymous said...

9:02, I started a response to all your points but then I realized you're just a dick.
By the way Im a republican, so don't blame it all on liberals.

wordkyle said...

Does it mean something that, when the girl hailed you, you asked "Do you know me" rather than "Do I know you"?

Anonymous said...

Amazing how the "christian conservatives" around here are OK with the government killing its citizens on a regular basis. Can't be because they're racist. Nope.


Re: black cop:

But don't let it be a black and a white one
Cause they'll slam ya down to the street top.
Black police showing out for the white cop

Rage

Anonymous said...

This week I was walking out of a grocery store and a girl, wearing sunglasses, flirting with young guys on a work break, and who kind of looked like a stoner, said to me, "Hey, Barr" as I walked by. It stopped me down and I gave her a "Do you know me?" look. She said, "It's on your shirt." I was wearing a Baylor shirt that had "BEARS" in the biggest letters.


Real Man of Genius

Anonymous said...

Barry does not want what is best for us. He wants to watch the world burn.

Anonymous said...

You're lucky she didn't scream rape. Sic em!

Anonymous said...

And your point?

Anonymous said...

Shiny is always good. Very good.

DF Liberally Lean RTG Evaluation Panel

Why Guy said...

Talons?

Anonymous said...

Leftist fools like Barry are fighting a right wing boogie man that doesn’t exist.

Anonymous said...

I have never been lucky enough to run into you in Decatur; but, if I ever do you will know it. I will recognize you and I will be smiling when I say Hi ya Barry...how you doin? Cause this is one gal who enjoys your website and your stories.

SpanishWarDonkey said...

See, right here, you sound like Hillary Clinton.

Anonymous said...

This week I was walking out of a grocery store and a girl, wearing sunglasses, flirting with young guys on a work break, and who kind of looked like a stoner, said to me, "Hey, Barr" as I walked by. It stopped me down and I gave her a "Do you know me?" look. She said, "It's on your shirt." I was wearing a Baylor shirt that had "BEARS" in the biggest letters.

I NEED A LITTLE MORE INFO TO FORM THIS MENTAL IMAGE. WAS THIS YOUNG GIRL TWO, FOUR, OR SIX INCHES TALLER THAN YOU?

Anonymous said...

I found this on Jenny Anchondo on a website unclebarky@verizon.net...Other sources say Anchondo’s exit was amicable and that Fox4 fully intended to sign her to a new contract before her current one expired. But Anchondo reportedly initiated talks with management and eventually asked to be freed to pursue other opportunities.

She’ll have a standard non-compete clause of at least six months that would prevent Anchondo from appearing on-camera at a rival North Texas station during that time. Anchondo and her husband, Heath, had their first child, a daughter, last summer.

Anonymous said...

Skippy, your worst nightmare has come true with Bolton now in charge of the big one. We will be launching nukes into North Korea starting tomorrow and I will be on here every day to let you know that it will begin at anytime for another 7 years!! STAY WOKE!!

Anonymous said...

Can any of you lib weenies explain this to me? When Trump first became president, ya'll were all worried that Trump would start launching nukes willie nillie without advice from his advisers. It never happened. Now that Bolton is National Security advisor, you think he is going to take us to war and Trump is going to rubber stamp it?

Anonymous said...

Anyone who signed on to a plan to get rich by building Grinch mountain deserves, to a degree, to lose his or her shirt.

Anonymous said...

Don't matter his color, he was up to no good and got what he deserved. I'd say the same if they shot your honky ass!

Anonymous said...

9:53 When B runs for office the truth will come out. He is no saint.

Anonymous said...

Having watched the video several times, I can understand the cops firing when they the young man came back into view suddenly with something in hand. 20 times- no, that's a little much considering the helicopter shows him dropping pretty quick.
Then they wait, turn off microphones, and wait for him to bleed out. That right there is what should get them fired and charged. Had they moved in faster to check for vitals and to make sure he wasn't a threat with cameras and mikes going, there wouldn't be an issue. It was reasonable to perceive his actions as a threat. He was definitely the one being followed by the helicopter unless he was a magician. But once a threat is neutralized there is a duty to preserve life.
Strange how we see a number of these speedy trigger issues in the land of sanctuary cities and anti-microaggressions.

Anonymous said...

You can call the San Francisco police incident murder if you'd like, but as always, you have no facts. Show me that man's rap sheet first, then I'll get back to you about whether or not I give a crap about him being gone.

And was he the guy breaking windows? If so, and he has previous felonies, then fuck that punk. Good riddance. Give the shooters a bonus.

Anonymous said...

Well, Hey Skippy Guy, I guess as long as we get to read your drivel that means we are all safe from Atomic War that day.

Anonymous said...

2;00 You can't beat dead dead dead ! Can tell you of two people that were killed by technically a dead person ! Happens way too often !He was doing that around my house i would have called the morgue ! Anyone that would biych about this shooting needs his head examined !

Anonymous said...

Wordy - I don't think it means anything, but I see what you are saying. But if you're fairly certain you don't know someone, isn't it more appropriate to ask if they know you? Why ask "Do I know you?" if I know I, in fact, do not. Just a thought.

Anonymous said...

1:20 - people who cross their arms in a defensive posture as Trump regularly does tend to make decisions out of fear. Nuclear war is one of those decisions that cannot be made out of fear. Trump is scared shitless and that makes this particular "lib weenie" or whatever you said nervous.

Anonymous said...

Dear everyone reading this blog that has no clue about how budgets are developed, they are built like a car. In sections, in parts, in pieces that are reviewed and developed well in advance of final assembly. So, a congressional representative and his or her large staff does actually have time, if they care to, to check in on all the parts and pieces before the final build. And, changes, amendments and porky stuff changes and sneak attacks are tracked, you can find those quickly if it's all you're looking for. So the whole "I just got this huge thing and can't possible read it in time" is political bunk...no matter which side is doing the whining.

wordkyle said...

549 - I know, you're correct. To my ear, "Do you know me?" sounds kind of aggressive, whereas "Do I know you?" is technically impossible to answer (How would I know what you know or don't know?) but seems a little softer. The gracious answer, which I would never be able to think of on the spur of the moment, would be "I'm sorry, but have we met?" As I tell clients when editing their writing, it may just be a stylistic choice.

I may have seen too many crime movies where the bad guy intimidates someone by asking them "Do you know me? Yes? Then you know what I'm capable of." I can just imagine BG saying it like that.

Anonymous said...

call me by my name