The Campaign For DA

3.06.2018

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts


  • Wow. A visiting judge tells the Waco DA he should be "ashamed of himself" for using a Twin Peaks biker's photo in a political ad. And why would the DA even want to remind everyone of the biker cases which he is not competent to handle? 
  • Random Oscar's pic: Jodie Foster is 5'3". Jennifer Lawrence comes in at 5'9". I don't know the height of the heels.
  • Political junkies only: I had never heard of Sam Nunberg until yesterday but that was the most Wheels Off afternoon/evening  I've seen in a while. The former Trump aide decided to call every major media outlet. In interviews, he was accused of drinking in the afternoon by a CNN host, said he would (or maybe wouldn't) defy a Mueller subpoena ("screw that"), called Sarah Huckabee Sanders a "fat slob", and both berated and praised Trump.
  • The first round pick of the Washington Nationals, who was kicked off the University of Houston baseball team, was "sent home" from spring training. (Who could have predicted it?!)
  • It's election day.  Newspapers and TV stations are mourning due to to the loss of ad revenue. For the rest of us: Our long nightmare is over. 
  • I'd pay a lot to have an option on the ballot for the Paxton/Huffines race which simply said, "I want both of them to just go away." 
  • Man, Mrs. LL got upset while watching Waco.
  • Let's check in on Trump's mental health this morning: 

  • What did he say once? Oh, yeah: "And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything."
  • You know, sadly, I barely remember this incident from last Fall. (Side note: He used an AR-15):
  • Former Baylor and current Atlanta Falcons' kicker Matt Bryant  just received a three year deal for $10.5 million  So what, you ask? He entered the NFL in 2002. (An NFL year is like a dog year -- even for a kicker.) 
  • The High School Freshman in the House used the word "dystopian" in a sentence over the weekend.  
  • Williamson County, whose law enforcement at all levels has been a national embarrassment, continues its tradition. 
  • Sharon Stone turns 60 this week. 
  • Shout out to the Wise County media mogul for the hand delivery of "memories" yesterday of artifacts from the First National Bank of Bridgeport. 

63 comments:

Anonymous said...

A 40 cal Glock in each hand would have done just as much as the AR did in this case. Can the Rages and Skippys of the world educate themselves before pontificating on guns?

Anonymous said...

Million dollar question- was she equally mad at alphabets for Ruby Ridge?

Not Sam

Anonymous said...

Sharon Stone has aged well. Yea, baby!

DF Michael Douglas

Anonymous said...

Barry, I am disappointed you didn't remind folks that the Alamo fell on this day back in 1836. Remember the Alamo.

DF Jim Bowie

wordkyle said...

Re Plano gunman -- More significant than the AR-15 is that his blood alcohol was four times the legal limit. (You may have missed that, it's not mentioned several times.) Drunk people kill thousands of people a year, yet no screaming by the mob for more restrictions on access to alcohol. Why's that?

Anonymous said...

Sick burn on the Trump quote.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Re Washington Nationals BB story--recruiting thugs at College and Pro level continues. And then they wonder why the team reaps the whirlwind?? DUH!

Anonymous said...

"What did he say once? Oh, yeah: "And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything."

-After what we learned in the fallout of the #metoo movement, was he wrong?

Anonymous said...

Nunberg is trolling for anyone that has a nickel. Strange they would even want to question someone who has publicly changed his stories several times and was fired by the campaign before the first primary.

If history teaches a lesson, even after today, there are political ads that will still run for the next few days. To top it off, there will be a whole new round of ads for the midterms. You are right about just wanting the politicians to go away.

Anonymous said...

Do you liberal retards realize that an AR-15 is functionally no different than a Ruger mini 14? It just looks scary but it is a low power rifle that is illegal to hunt with in many states due to the small caliber. Funny thing is proposed assualt rifle bans in the past have excluded the mini 14. That just shows how stupid you all are!

Anonymous said...

The number of votes that would have turned the electoral college to Clinton in 2016 was about 120,000 votes total in two states; far less than the number of non-voters who took to the streets in protest after the election or cried all about it on Facebook, etc. the morning after..instead of actually voting to prevent their nightmare from happening in the first place.

Anonymous said...

Ummm, this is just the primary. We may get about a month off from commercials, but runoffs will almost certainly happen, and then the general election in the fall. So we're looking at another pretty solid 8 months of this.

Of course, by the time the dust settles from the general election, the early candidates will start testing the waters for the 2020 presidential run, so...

Anonymous said...

I need someone to put together a Nunberg highlight reel. That was golden.

https://twitter.com/Mikel_Jollett/status/970805778784313344

Anonymous said...

Our long local nightmare of primary election ads is just going to convert to a nightmare of general election ads.

Anonymous said...

That Plano shooting further illustrates that our mass shooting problems are not confined to schools. Recall the concert, the nightclub, the political meeting, the movie theater, the church and this backyard picnic. The common thread is the use of AR-15 type assault weapons with large capacity clips. The military needs these weapons, civilians do not.

Anonymous said...

LOL--9:03 thinks a .223 is "low power". Does that mean a .357 is lower power than a .38? Or a .45?

Interesting that the military picks such a low power calibre for its main infantry ammunition.

Anonymous said...

WK, Barry defends drunk drivers. Don’t think that he is anti 2nd Amendment because he cares about innocent life. Barry wants to burn it all down.

Anonymous said...

9:03 - What about a mini 30? Stainless?

Anonymous said...

Wordkyle hit the nail on the head.

-b

Anonymous said...

The last episode of the Waco series was very upsetting.

Anonymous said...

Yes, Wordy, we know the point you're trying to make is that alcohol prohibition didn't work. But it's a lot harder to mix a few ingredients together in your bathtub to make an AR-15, than it is to make a few gallons of homemade booze.

Anonymous said...

Now you are talking!!!

Anonymous said...

The military uses a wide array of calibers depending on the task. The .357 is a mag caliber as well as most .45. You could chamber up any smaller caliber with more powder to achieve more power but that isn't the case with the AR ammo.

Anonymous said...

Actually I can CNC the parts up in my shop in short order. I can even make upgrades and improvements relatively easy. And their are probably several million guys out there with the same skillset. It only takes a few to create a robust underground pipeline once you scale up!

Anonymous said...

Ditto Wordkyle @ 8:54.

wordkyle said...

1008 - I don't think you get my point at all. Automobiles are involved in thousands of death each year, you can't "mix a few ingredients together in your bathtub" to make an automobile, yet the mob isn't howling for more restrictions on the manufacture, sale of, or right to drive a car. When drunk drivers kill people, the tool -- the vehicle -- is never singled out for blame. It's the individual, the human being, who is rightly prosecuted.

The singling out of the AR-15 is pure optics. It looks scary and dangerous to ignorant people, which make up the majority of the mob. It's this issue's equivalent of Time magazine's OJ cover.

Anonymous said...

W/K shoots (there's a pun for ya) and he scores.

And why does the RTG have a Walmart bag on her head?

Anonymous said...

"Automobiles are involved in thousands of death each year, you can't "mix a few ingredients together in your bathtub" to make an automobile, yet the mob isn't howling for more restrictions on the manufacture, sale of, or right to drive a car. When drunk drivers kill people, the tool -- the vehicle -- is never singled out for blame. It's the individual, the human being, who is rightly prosecuted."



Uhhhhm, due to several types of litigation, civil and criminal statutes and case law, cars are safer than they've ever been; you have to have a permit to drive one; show competency to keep driving one; be licensed, and have that license renewed on a regular basis; can have it taken away from you for any number of crimes and even civil penalties; have to have it insured; have to keep it in good shape...

Yet the legislation since Columbine has made guns easier to buy, not harder, with fewer restrictions on their use. The equivalent with cars would be to acknowledge that cars kill tens of thousands of people every year, and then to pass laws saying that you no longer have to be licensed, wear a seat belt, and can drink and drive.

And let's not forget that the number of crimes that are committed intentionally with a car are vastly smaller than the number of car-related deaths. When people walk into a school, church, or theater heavily armed and accidentally shoot a few dozen people after tripping over a shoelace, maybe this argument would hold water.

The AR-15 has gotten the most press because it seems to be the most commonly used in mass shootings, but it is not the only weapon targeted by legislation.

The car analogy has so many holes in it, you'd think it was at the Vegas music festival.

Rage

Anonymous said...

I don't know the height of the heels.

Skippy, if anyone would know the height of the heels, it would be you......

Anonymous said...

How many armed guards were carrying AR-15's at the Academy Awards show?

Why Guy said...

And this... is about as correct as it gets! Nicely said, Wordy!

Anonymous said...

Rage, Bitch slapped much?

Anonymous said...

Man, Mrs. LL got upset while watching Waco.

Skippy, did she get as upset when she watched the movie about Benghazi?

Anonymous said...

The whole damn country should have gotten upset about Waco but they didn't. Why not? Government-sponsored, cold-blooded murder. Women, children, and men burned alive by government agents who think they know better.

Anonymous said...

WK - That's a poor comparison to make. The 'vehicle is never singled out for blame'? Nonsense. When we find defects in cars or discover ways to make cars and driving safer, we often single out the vehicle. We have seat belt laws. Cars must meet inspection standards. Cars must be street legal. Breathalyzer locks. And so on. We address at the problem of people killed by vehicles from all directions...from the vehicle, to the driver, to road standards, to driving laws, criminal code, insurance, etc.

Also, to say that the AR-15 is "dangerous to ignorant people" is ignorant. ALL firearms are dangerous. If your daddy didn't teach you that fact when you first picked up a firearm, your firearm/safety knowledge is sorely lacking.

Anonymous said...

Assault Rifle Fifteens!!!!

Anonymous said...

“Rage” may just be a small town pizza lawyer, but she knows an Assault Rifle 15 when she sees one.

wordkyle said...

1149 - First, you felt compelled to misquote what I said to try to make a point. Rethink that tactic if you want to be taken seriously.

Second, vehicles are still involved in thousands of deaths each year, despite all of the items you claim. Not because of mechanical defects, but because of human defects. Yet the mob is not marching to protest vehicles. Drunk drivers kill thousands every year, but the tool -- the vehicle -- is never blamed in those instances. Only in this leftist-fed frenzy is the tool the scapegoat for the person using it. But it's what the Left always does.

Anonymous said...

Rage wears a paper hat because she is a fry cook at McDonalds.

Anonymous said...

Rage & 11:49...tasked with staying on point, you two asshats wander about the argument as if blind. W/K's point was not about responsible drivers who have collisions. If it had been, then your keen analysis would have been spot on. However, his point was, when some idiot gets liquored up and slides behind the wheel and causes a wreck...when that happens, we don't blame the car, we don't blame the laws that allowed the car to be on the road, or the NTSB for failing to issue a recall; we blame the individual. There are none so blind as those who refuse to see.

Anonymous said...

When the case in Florida comes to trial, who or what will be sitting next to their defense lawyer as the prosecution presents evidence as to who is to blame for killing and maiming of so many people? It won't be the AR-15 and it won't be the NRA! It will be Nicholas Cruz! He is the one to blame for the shooting. Not the AR-15 or the NRA. I can't believe how stupid you people are to fall for the media's effort to move your focus from off the real perpetrator of the crime to an inanimate object and an organization that opposes such violence.

Anonymous said...

I am announcing my retirement from NFL officiating, but I will continue to comment on this blog. Football season is less than 6 months away!!

DF Ed Hochuli

Anonymous said...

Always love the gun/car analogy by the gun nuts. It's good to know who the real idiots are.

Anonymous said...

You're welcome, 1:41. Now drive your car over here and try to take these guns.

wordkyle said...

141 - It's a simple and accurate analogy. Choose another. Building collapses, nobody blames the wrenches used to tighten bolts. Get a bad meal, nobody blames the skillet or the stove. Clothes don't fit, does anyone blame the needle?

Anonymous said...

Rage and the rest of your idiots.

You have have proved once again how ignorant you are. Using the example about how the automobile is always being made safer, recalls, having to be inspected, drivers having to be licensed, etc. Are you so stupid that you can't see with all the regulations on automobiles that the deaths related to them continue to increase almost every year? Maybe being over regulated is the problem. And, for the record, I do not own an AR and have never really desired to.

Anonymous said...

1:41 - Always love how you Leftist lie about your true intentions and we’re all supposed to pretend to believe that you don’t want a total gun confiscation.

Anonymous said...

1:41 - The "real idiots" are those who criticize an argument without countering it.

Anonymous said...

What's with the propositions on the ballot for this primary election? They merely sound like polling questions instead of like actual policy changes that would be made. Seems odd.

Anonymous said...

Your family will be murdered by intruders!

Anonymous said...

Take AR's away from any paramilitary organization below national guard (other than SWAT), and it would be an easier sell to the activist hanging on to oppose a tyrannical gov't.

Anonymous said...

WK - "More significant than the AR-15 is that his blood alcohol was four times the legal limit." Really, WK? That's what's more significant in this mass murder? Not the actual murder weapon, but the BAC of the murderer?

Anonymous said...

1:41 - The gun fetishists love that analogy. Even though they conveniently forget about all the laws, regulations and requirements that accompany owning a vehicle and driving.

They also love the "people can be killed with a knife, why not ban all knives too?" That one's a real winner.

But my favorite from the gun masturbators is the "Laws don't stop criminals" argument. Well, so why have any laws at all? Let's just use thoughts and prayers to govern us!

Anonymous said...

3:36: None involving guns. I voted for some. Others were just insane.

Rage


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Anonymous said...

WK at 3:19 - It's a simple analogy but not accurate or useful. Why is heroin illegal? If someone abuses heroin, shouldn't we blame the user and not try to make heroin illegal? Why should I not be able to posses and use heroin if I'm responsible with it?

Anonymous said...

Hey Rage, why don't you start your own blog? Or, is this one yours already?

Anonymous said...

Regarding the car analogy, since 1980 automobile fatalities have dropped from 22.5 per 100,000 people to 11.5 per 100,000. From Wikipedia/NHTSA - "From 1979 to 2005, the number of deaths per year decreased 14.97% while the number of deaths per capita decreased by 35.46%. The 32,479 traffic fatalities in 2011 were the lowest in 62 years, since 1949." So it seems like the various regulations have generally been effective, therefore we should do the same for guns.

Anonymous said...

Oscar's pic? Why, why, why the useles's apo'strophe? Unles's the pic belong's to a guy named O'scar...why? How i's thi's 'so hard for 'so many American's? Po's'se's'sive's and plural's is pretty 'simple.

Anonymous said...

Just ban liberals from owning guns, that solves 90% of all gun deaths.

wordkyle said...

500 - Does anyone march to make needles illegal?

429 - Also, there are no marches to restrict sales of vehicles, despite the vastly larger number of people killed via vehicles. Also also, laws work better when properly enforced. In Florida, law enforcement failed miserably when it was most needed. How about we try using current laws properly before we add more laws that are ignored?

420 - Well, yes. If the guy's not drunk, he's able to access better judgment, maybe nothing happens at all. Remove the particular weapon but keep the drunkenness, his impaired judgment and impulsiveness take control, and he finds other ways to commit the violence. "Nothing happens at all" is a better choice.

wordkyle said...

531 - If you want to use statistics to reduce gun deaths, then the obvious answer is to police and punish wrongdoers in inner cities. According to Wikipedia:

"Gun violence is most common in poor urban areas and frequently associated with gang violence, often involving male juveniles or young adult males." The most common victims are black and Hispanic young males 13-24. Three guesses on the race(s) of their killers. Around 75% of all gun-related homicides are with handguns, not rifles. Feel free to propose a practical solution that addresses the real cause of violence.

All of which is moot. It's not the method of death that matters to the marching mob. If it were, then they'd be protesting the tens of thousands of deaths annually due to vehicles (which occur despite all the improvements you cited.)

What's that you say? When properly used by responsible drivers, vehicles don't kill people? Intriguing concept, that.

Anonymous said...

You can’t fix stupid, know your guns !!

Anonymous said...

I, too, am sick of seeing Huffines and Paxton's faces. Too many rude commercials.