The Campaign For DA

3.26.2018

Random Monday Morning Thoughts


  • Riley Dodge is the new head coach at Southlake? He's 29. That certainly doesn't disqualify him, but coaching in your politically charged home town at such a young age seems less than ideal.
  • Trump signed a $1.3 trillion spending bill on Friday (which was 2,323 pages long) after calling it ridiculous and saying that no one had read it. 
  • But I'll give him credit this morning. I didn't think he had the guts (assuming it is not a stunt to distract): 
  • It used to be if there was a negligent death at a theme park that the company would be sued. Now they also get criminally indicted. Example: Schlitterbahn.
  • I've preached for over a decade that demographics are changing at a rapid pace. Look at this promotion from the Mavericks on the front page of the Saturday sports section of the Dallas Morning News:

  • This seems a little odd. I've often wondered if Crime Stoppers in Wise County ever pays out anything. Then I see a story this story where they are prominently mentioned for what seems to be a small crime of the theft of "numerous unshaped Resistol cowboy hats [and] Anderson Bean Boot Company Rataetna Chocolate Mad style boots" at NRS.
  • I was in downtown Fort Worth on Saturday for an unrelated reason, but ended up watching part of the March For Our Lives. I've never seen anything like it in my life.  And I love it that young people get politically active in anything
  • And if you didn't see this girl speak in D.C., you missed something pretty powerful:
  • Below is from local radio host Mark Davis, who actually says prayers on the radio and works for a Christian radio station. You kidding me? "Not inappropriate?"  
  • Trump is having trouble finding lawyers. Two more declined after meeting with him. (And Trump implied that the taxpayers were paying for his private lawyers.)
  • Trump, who tweets like a madman, has never mentioned Stormy Daniels. Hmmmmmm. (But we learned this morning that his lawyer's lawyer sent a "cease and desist" letter to Stormy demanding  an apology after last night's 60 Minutes episode. That's not how it works.)
  • Texas Tech, I feel your pain. Baylor has been to the Elite Eight twice in the last 10 years. It's hard to get there, and much harder to win once there.

94 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wonder if any of those protesters spent most of their time driving to and from protests on their cell phones, endangering countless lives including their own? MORE than 17 young people die each day (equivalent to a horrible mass shooting) this way. Random, indiscriminate, careless use of a killing object...familiar ring.

Anonymous said...

And yet, I bet today in all these high school and middle schools kids will still be picked on, sitting alone at lunch, teased, etc. by others, including all these wonderfully motivated protesting kids who figure it's the weapon, not the broken down spirits and poor mental health, that is the problem.

Anonymous said...

For sure Mexicans are the marjority now in Texas...my hometown of Ft Worth is little Mexico now...sad. Some say with the new prices of the older revamped housing is about to cause some brown flight instead of the white flight...hoping they get the boot in twenty years. But I doubt it because they are so resourceful they are making bigger bucks now...cock roaches all of them.

Anonymous said...

I've preached for over a decade that demographics are changing...

Yep, thanks to the Democrats and the Pope!

Anonymous said...

Stormy Daniels comment about a person approaching her and he child and making threats to her safety? An absolute lie. I'm not even a professional at reading body language, etc., and it was obvious there was some serious embellishment going on.

Anonymous said...

You like young people getting politically active because you know that the majority of them are just following the lead of their liberal educators. Most of them can't even answer in clear and knowledgeable way, as to why they are even at the march or protest rally. You like them to be involved because you know that they have no life experience and they are very idealistic at a young age. Therefore, they are easily drawn to the left.

Anonymous said...

Barry loves when children are politically active because he knows that they share his foolish values. The default position of children and old fools.

Anonymous said...

Barry's observations.......

Why doesn't somebody get on TV and cry and implore people to be RESPONSIBLE and treat each other with love, fairness and respect?

So now that the liberals have created an entitled society that now expects to be taken care of....what's next?

Anonymous said...

If you want to know why the Schlitterbahn case isn't must a wrongful-death negligence suit, you should read the indictment. It's like personal-injury lawyer porn.

http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article206611679.ece/BINARY/Read%20the%20full%20Schlitterbahn%20corporation%20indictment#storylink=readmore_inline

Some highlights:
- The owner and "co-designer" of the ride dropped out of high school to work in his dad's water park, and has zero engineering credentials. The "lead designer" has zero engineering credentials relevant to amusement ride design/safety. Zero engineers were directly involved in the slide design.

- The idea for the ride was a ploy to attract attention from the Travel Channel.

- Rather than employing math/physics calculations during design, they used "trial and error." The prototype was fully built 36 days after the ride was conceived. That process normally takes 6+ months.

- Emails prove that they knew the rafts were going airborne into the barriers, and that it was potentially lethal, because they installed metal bars directly in the potential flight path. On raft in particular was prone to go airborne, and despite dozens of reports, it remained in use. It's the raft the decapitated boy was in.

- The ride only operated for 182 days, but had numerous injuries reported including concussions, broken bones, severe back injuries, and lacerations.

- Management intercepted and altered or destroyed victim incident reports of these injuries. They also coached lifeguards to provide false statements and ordered medical staff to alter medical reports.

- Despite such a short period of use, maintenance was so poor that rafts were patched with duct tape, the braking system failed completely 10 days before the decapitation, and the restraint systems commonly came loose during the ride.

- Management withheld from police investigators thousands of written operations reports that held incriminating evidence.

So this wasn't just a "tragic accident." It was the final (and foreseeable) conclusion to a guy wanting to brag about having the "tallest waterslide," no matter what, and a concerted effort to cover things up.

Ernest T said...

So did you happen to see the clothing that Gonzalez was wearing when she spoke? She was wearing a denim jacket with the Cuban flag sewn on the sleeve. Pretty ironic considering that she is a lesbian and would be killed by the Communists in Cuba.

Anonymous said...

RTG - waiting on Bacon's rating!

Anonymous said...

I am proud of you today Barry Boy! You still had your normal liberal spin on things but you actually attempted to portray something without skew. It may be a baby step but I am proud of you! Now if we can get you to randomly post something good Trump has done regularly then we will making up some ground fast.

Anonymous said...

Trump is having trouble finding lawyers. Two more declined after meeting with him. (And Trump implied that the taxpayers were paying for his private lawyers.)

Declined after meeting with him?

FAKE NEWS sir

The two lawyers in question discovered they had a conflict, they didn't simply decline. Or turn Trump down as you imply.

Classic, FAKE NEWS

Anonymous said...

9:35 - Death is the ultimate goal of the Left. Everything that they want will eventually lead to Hell on Earth.

Anonymous said...

Man, today's comments are a shitstorm of racism and ignorance.

I wonder why those two lawyers are conflicted out of representing Trump... Unless they're just lying to have an excuse to stay out of this mess, that almost certainly means they would have had to have represented someone else in this controversy. Someone that may have adverse defenses to Trump.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Both sides of the gun debate are just mired in hyperbole. There will be no cooperative progress made until both sides can agree on something as basic as using the same language. The left likes to toss around terms like 'assault weapon' and 'automatic rifle' without a clue regarding their meanings. The same goes for semi-automatic... half of the vocal left doesn't seem to know the first thing about a gun and can only repeat "guns bad."

The right, on the other hand, tries to draw nonsense parallels between gun regulation and knife, car, and (more recently) bomb regulation as if one could mirror the other. "Maybe we should ban murder. Then it wouldn't happen!" Derpa derpa.

Until more rational minds can meet, there will not be a compromise at any level. So what you are going to end up with is a tyranny of the majority. And while that majority is going to be who triumphs in the next election cycle, I can guaran-damned-tee you that both sides will be playing the public's fear with buzzwords in the media as persistently as possible. Unfortunately, most will only absorb what is in their own echo chambers.

In the words of the Dear Leader: "SAD!"

-b

Anonymous said...

Trouble finding lawyers???? I thought I read somewhere that the standards for law graduates has been reduced? Is that true?

Anonymous said...

Der DonaldTator has few allies left. DiGenova’s wife and law partner Victoria Toensing was already representing Mark Corallo, Trump’s former legal spokesman, who recently became a cooperating witness for Special Counsel Robert Mueller. More of Drumpf acting before thinking or researching as he was of course not aware of this tidbit before. This is our leader of the free world, a total buffoon

Anonymous said...

Skippy, did all the little snowflake crybabies in Ft. Worth that were protected by armed police officers clean up their trash after they were through protesting? STAY WOKE!!

Anonymous said...

I've preached for over a decade that demographics are changing at a rapid pace.

I am Catholic and have to agree with 9:02

All the liberal democrats and that liberal pope want to water things down by hoping to get more voters and more pew money. These are the same folks that will look back and realize what they have done has destroyed this nation, and then blame someone else for it. Look at Europe, they kicked out and almost eliminated Christianity so they could not be burdened by good morals and Christian influences, but they have swapped it out for Islam, which will take away all their freedoms before they know it.

Anonymous said...

re Mark Davis: I'm not sure what your gripe is.
I don't think it is inappropriate, either. Bastards? We see a myriad of letters for the f-bomb quite regularly now, including posts on your blog.
Go to hell? That quote has been around a long time as part of the basic vocabulary of Texans. Even Davey Crockett said, "You can go to hell. I'm going to Texas." (That's definitely not a totally accurate quote, but he did quite a spin on the phrase after he left congress.) I believe in hell. I think people will go there.

Anonymous said...

Did Anderson Cooper find anything in Al Capone's vault last night on 60 Minutes?

Anonymous said...

"So what you are going to end up with is a tyranny of the majority."

This is the exact opposite of what has happened. Polls show that most Americans are in favor of additional gun legislation. It is the tyranny of the NRA minority that is running this show and the politicians.

Rage

Anonymous said...

She was obviously lying her way through the interview, I do have some training in this. She looked up and away on many of the questions Cooper asked her. She did it so frequently I was anticipating a money shot to hit her face any second!!!

Anonymous said...

This gun March by the left is literally the most pathetic thing I've ever seen! I am starting to see that the biggest problem with Nikolas Cruz's shooting was his hit list. He could at least got Hogg.

Anonymous said...

Rage, most polls show that you enjoy getting polled.

Anonymous said...

The polls are faulty because they call for gun laws that already exist and closing of loopholes that don't exist!

Anonymous said...

The “Rage” thing thinks that Hispanics are a race of people.

Anonymous said...

Not a single bullet point on it being revealed that the Pulse shooter's father, and Hillary supporter, was an FBI informant??? This FBI connection to all these mass shootings is starting to add up. The same FBI mind you that used illegal warrants to spy on Trump!

Anonymous said...

The “Rage” algorithm is programmed to throw out accusations of racism if it’s ultimate goal is threatened.

Anonymous said...

10:35 - Assault Rifle Fifteens!!!!!

Anonymous said...

10:35 - Ban Phased Plasma Rifles in Forty Watt Range!!!!

Anonymous said...

The RTG is amazing! She is not too fat not too skinny not too pretty not too ugly not too old and not too young.

She got it goin' on!

Anonymous said...

It’s comforting to observe the vapidity of Leftist thought. It’s terrifying when you realize how many of them there are and how angry and active they are.

Anonymous said...

20x Resistol hats can retail for over $400. So it would not take too many to make a felony.

Anonymous said...

I went to the Fort Worth one and no. Try again loser.

Anonymous said...

8:48: No, actually, what the shooters have all had in common is a history of domestic violence.

Anonymous said...

Kinda messed up that kids that are not old enough to vote are walking out of class in protest of gun laws. The gun laws will only hinder the law abiding citizens who purchase guns. Most of these Mass Shootings are done by criminals. You do have to go thru background checks to purchase guns. The only thing gun laws are going to do is make it harder on the ones who actually LEGALLY purchase firearms. The second amendment is there to protect us from the government taking over. If you do research in to Countries that have disarmed citizens then you will find that the crime rate went up because guess what now criminals know that people have nothing to protect themselves with so guess what a criminal will do... commit a crime because that is what they do and what they know. Please do research before saying anything about firearms or gun control issues before spouting off a bunch of false information.

Anonymous said...

9:26: Yes, I feel entitled to be able to go to church, or a movie , or school, or a concert, without being killed.

Anonymous said...

10:24: Not sure what your point is. The only trash I saw was one counter protester who was there illegally.

Anonymous said...

11:07: Was that revealed by Infowars or Foxnews? SAD!

Anonymous said...

Barry, you obviously have never been a sporting event at the s***hole college in s***hole Lubbock as a BU fan. If you had, you'd be glad they got knocked out of the elite 8. They have the worst fans alive!

Anonymous said...

9:58 is basically correct .

Anonymous said...

That's pretty pathetic!

DF Argyll Robertson pupil

Anonymous said...

If it takes a decade for your point to be made, I don't think you get credit for "rapid".

Anonymous said...

I might come back to officiate high school football, just to hear the 29 year old yell at me. Football season about 5 months away and I already miss it.

On another note............college basketball(March Madness) is not my thing.

DF Ed Hochuli

Anonymous said...

DING! DING! DING! We have a winner! The a**hole comment of the day is 10:48. Regretting a child was not killed takes the prize.

DF Crazy Comment Prize Committee

Anonymous said...

Demographics changing? Tell us about it. Damn Pilgrims!

DF The American Indian

Anonymous said...

And Melania will have a press conference supporting her hubbie is how many minutes? crickets - crickets - crickets.

DF Behind Closed Doors

Bear said...

Rage @ 10:35

How does it feel to have a minority of the population run the show?

Abortion comes to mind. The majority don't want it, but the minority get to keep it.

Prayer in schools outlawed because of a minority of liberals get insulted when anyone mentions a higher power.

I could go on & on & on.

Liberal minorities are destroying this country.

Anonymous said...

You know, these young folks are problem solvers. Don't chastise them too hard for their ideas or they may hall out an old solution to problems in Social Security, Medicare, Healthcare, and burgeoning population.

Soylent Green at 55. Everybody becomes Soylent Green at 55.

DF Detective Thorn

Anonymous said...

Good RTG today. Built for comfort, not for speed.

Df Liberally Lean RTG Classification Board

Anonymous said...

@ 9:56 Rage. Well at leastthe comments have 50% in common with yours.
@ 10:58 I believe Rage prefers to be poled, not polled.

Anonymous said...

9:35 - The Cuban Flag has nothing to do with the Commies. It was adopted in 1902 and has been in use ever since. That flag has flown through the years as a Spanish colony, temporary American holding, tinpot dictators like Batista, and now the Commie Castro brothers. The Flag is about the people, not their overlords. Stop getting your talking points from Fox News.

DF Teddy Roosevelt - CHARGE!

Anonymous said...

Democrats are great at demonstrating especially paying to bus in thousands of out of towners. Too bad they are so horrible at governing. Just ask the dreamers.

Anonymous said...

Let's see if we can summarize the intellectual level of the majority of today's comments;
- No Mexicans
- No Kids
- Misuse of technology = capital crime
- TV interviews are lies
- Only educated people are liberals
- Always attack the messenger

Yep, sounds like we've hit the core of Texas Republican Philosophy.

DF Fox News Analyst

Anonymous said...

Nice observation 11:23! I was thinking she would be just perfect for some late night acrobatics! You guys getting beat up by the boney girls are really missing out!

Harry Hamid said...

I'm glad to see the kids getting active. They're doing something I don't do nearly enough.

I think Mark Davis has it right - calling them names and somehow implying that the activists kids were the ones eating Tide pods really doesn't seem like an effective response.

I hope the kids keep it up and get better at it.

Anonymous said...

11:43

How can you be at an open protest illegally??

Anonymous said...

People who discuss destroying a country have no sense of history. Many of you are ignorant, scared, white people - who quiver in bed each night about a big scary immigrant taking your shitty job or church away from you. Its a pathetic sight to behold.

I would venture that most of you are severely obese, under educated, and would be gassed 30 seconds into any fight. Its pathetic.

Focus on yourself and STFU.

Anonymous said...

Crime stoppers is decatur dime baggers ratting our other dime baggers so they can afford more pot.

Anonymous said...

11:49

Obviously an Aggie

Anonymous said...

12:31 PM I assume your answer would be much different if it was a pro-guns protest and the white heterosexual male was wearing a confederate flag patch.

Anonymous said...

Dear NRA, stop the killing. Leave it to Planned Parenthood. They are a lot more effective at it.

Anonymous said...

12:17 -

Nice examples, except they're incorrect.

Abortion - for more than 20 years, at no point has the majority favored making abortion illegal. In fact, in only one of those polling years (2009) has the opinion that abortion should be legal fallen below a 50% majority.

http://www.pewforum.org/fact-sheet/public-opinion-on-abortion/

Prayer in school - not outlawed. Students are welcome to pray as much (or as little) as they'd like, so long as it doesn't interfere with their activities. And as long as there are pop quizzes being given, I'm certain prayer in schools will not only exist, but thrive. What IS outlawed is the school sponsoring, leading, or requiring prayer. Which is a good thing, even if you're in the Christian majority. Because if you're an honest, God-fearing Baptist, would you want little Timmy's Catholic teacher leading him through a few Hail Marys? Or worse *shudder* - a Muslim teacher leading the Islamic salah? So the next time your kid isn't forced to pray to Mecca at school, thank a liberal!

Now, if you can "go on & on & on," please do. Because your first two examples didn't quite work out.

Anonymous said...

If only we (Native Americans) had built a wall, none of this nonsense would be going on now.

DF The Original Homeland Security

Anonymous said...

@ the 1st 12:58 - Nice try Barry. Trolling your own blog comments is out of bounds!

Anonymous said...

The Gaza strip is controlled completely by Hamas. Are they the majority? Not even close. Then you may ask: how does a tiny minority come to run the whole place? That's pretty simple. They are the only ones with weapons. And they got lots of them.

So...let's start disarming America. When we get 80% of the guns out of the common man's hands, 5% of the population will control the other 95% with an iron fist.

You gun grabbers---be very careful what you wish for. The fact that everybody at least has the right to arm themselves here keeps the Hamas-type a$$holes from having a monopoly on power.

And letting a mob of high-schoolers dictate policy is the epitome of stupidity. That bald girl and the loud mouthed Hogg will both be totally screwed-up adults before the age of 25. Check back in a few years, you'll see that some of us old guys have seen this stupid crap before and know just how it turns out.

Green, you are the most laughable simpleton I've ever come across. You really don't seem to be capable of critical thought.

Anonymous said...

More kids have died of suicide after extreme facebook bullying than have died from AR-15 attacks. Maybe you should concentrate on facebook's deleterious effects if it's really all about the kids. My gun has never killed anyone. Your facebook continues to do so day in, day out.

Anonymous said...

The majority actually want legal abortion—especially when it involves their precious teen daughters. But by all means, go on and on.

Rage

Anonymous said...

It was revealed in court and I read the story on CNN.

Anonymous said...

It's a culture war pal, time to take the gloves off. I hope your kid is next!

Anonymous said...

I was in downtown Fort Worth on Saturday for an unrelated reason, but ended up watching part of the March For Our Lives.


A dirt-bag client of yours is in the Tarrant County Jail I'm guessing. You're welcome.

Anonymous said...

After all of this I think I'm finally just comfortable with school shootings, just look at the terrible kids coming up. A few less isn't a bad thing!

Anonymous said...

Somebody should tell that girl she's got a booger on her lip.

Kathy said...

Thank you, thank you, 1:16, for the informed response you gave to 12:17. And Rage, thank you for this: "Man, today's comments are a shitstorm of racism and ignorance." I was thinking the same thing as I read comments today, as I do every day, but it's so much worse today.

Anonymous said...

Then all you need to do is conceal carry!

Anonymous said...

Wrong, look at the after pics with city workers cleaning up! Piles of trash, feces, used condoms, dirty needles were strewn everywhere!

Anonymous said...

The Cuban flag has long been a symbol for communists and is popular with anti American groups throughout central America and island nations. Tell us again how great these unarmed citizens have it!!!

Anonymous said...

Well if 12;58 isn't Barry trolling his own shiite, then there's someone out there who's more clueless than he is. And brother, that would be a tough row to hoe.

Anonymous said...

Damn, y'all are full of piss and vinegar today. Every once in a while there used to be some humor in one form or another, but not so much anymore. It's a lot more fun to break your keyboard by spitting coffee all over it in a guffaw than it is to break it pounding on the keys in some hateful rant.

Anonymous said...

4:38--------------------------------

Have you also noticed that the humorless tantrum phase here at the Blog coincides perfectly with Barry's total breakdown after the election?

Humorless has become his middle name. The rest of us are just playing HIS game

Anonymous said...

12:58 was drunk.

Anonymous said...

2:25 - They were to busy murderering each other.

Anonymous said...

4:52 - Barry is a despicable Leftist. He’s just panicked now by the thought that he might not get to see the world burn.

Anonymous said...

The LGBT teens protesting NRA & gun violence..their message is weakened due to the fact they are from the LGBT community. It seems like they just really hate that a Republican is president & want to use any reason to have a march, protest, or/or whine! The left is using social media to lure uniformed citizens or groups that care only about furthering their LGBT agenda above all else.

Anonymous said...

Strong logic there. So, it's all the teacher's fault?

Anonymous said...

The pink pistols group would not approve

Anonymous said...

Re Schlitterbahn- due to extreme tort reform in Kansas, the damages limited for the death of the little boy (because he had no lost wages) was $250,000 for the mental anguish and pain and suffering he and his parents suffered. Tort reform was instituted to prevent "frivolous lawsuits". Obviously, if applied it would limit a legitimate lawsuit as tort reform generally does across the board. Big Business' way of "spurring the economy". Thankfully the lawyers hired by the family were able to apply Texas law, (because the slide was designed in Texas), and obtain a multi-million dollar settlement. However most often Kansas citizens are limited to recovery of the "fair" amount set by the legislature. When big business has its lobbyists immunize it from civil law, the only thing left is criminal law. Maybe they should re-think tort reform.

Anonymous said...

A few weeks ago someone said curmudgeon

Anonymous said...

That's stupid, most of these kids were never married or even had a girlfriend. Another false narrative by the left.

Anonymous said...

Tell us something we don't know homie.

Anonymous said...

Barry you said," missed something pretty powerful..."
I think the word you were looking for is retarded.

Anonymous said...

Someone might want to tell young voting age people that tweets and tears and crying about who won all don't count, you actually have to get up and go somewhere and vote.