The Campaign For DA

3.20.2018

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts


  • Holy cow. A package at a FedEx distribution center in Texas bound for Austin exploded in the middle of the night. 
  • Who knew Texas Body Cam law was so hard? The question: Does an officer involved in an "incident" have a right to view other officers' footage before giving a statement?  The answer: Yes. At least for now. 
  • This whole story is amazing even before Cruz was involved.
  • Me at Bridgeport grocery deli: "I just need two slices of ham and two slices of turkey." Her: "What kind?" Me: "Huh?" Her: "Do you know how many types we have?" Me: "I have no idea what I'm doing. Just give me what you would pick out." Her: "Umkay. I'm guessing you don't know the thickness of the slice, do you?" Me: "Not a chance."
  • I'm convinced that the Monday after Spring Break makes people incredibly grumpy. 
  • A self driving Uber car struck and killed someone jaywalking in Tempe.  It even had a "safety driver" who served as a back-up. Everyone is freaking out but I still think it's safer than driving around with a lot of the nutcases out there. 
  • Sports Illustrated went after the Mavericks again this morning. (Side note: After a "bold" press conference, that interim CEO has been strangely quiet.)
  • Stormy Daniels might have, uh, pictures of Trump. That would explain quite a bit. 
  • Arlington is getting a $10 million "esports" complex for gaming? I'm officially old. 
  • Yesterday Trump added another lawyer to his legal team to fight his scandal. Let's have another flashback from earlier this month. What? The New York Times was right? Again?:
  • The death of the Cirque du Soleil acrobat was horrifying. The footage is out there but I'm not going to watch it. 
  • As a kid, I was creeped out by Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood. I could never get past the first five minutes.  
  • The "affluenza teen" is set to be released. Someone set me straight: Was that term ever used in court or was it created by the media?
  • What? Yep, it is true. The link proves it. And he's the technology editor for the Houston Chronicle
  • We had the weirdest debate ever in the house last night over my belief that "quesadillas are round." 
  • One thing I forgot to mention about my minor surgery: The doctor met Mrs. LL for the first time before the procedure and after he left she uttered, "Hey, now!"  
  • He was funny. He was still in street clothes but before he left he told me that he had to go change into a surgeon outfit because "they make do that around here."

49 comments:

Ernest T said...

I actually use the USPS deal. It is kind of nice to no what you are expecting each day. Supposedly, each letter is already scanned, so the only thing different is that they are sending you a copy.

You just go on their website and sign up for it.

Anonymous said...

I've been doing the USPS Informed Delivery for over a year now. It works very well and it's free. My guess is that they already were taking pictures of all of our envelopes. Now they are doing something with it other than using for their internal processing and routing.

Triple Fake... said...

Aren't quesadillas made from tortillas that are round? Then they get cut into the wedges for ease of consumption. So what's the beef...or chicken, whatev?
Oh, and pie are round, too! Just in case that one comes up for debate

Melissa Weishaupt: "I am using my name because I am still not sure the Mavericks get it."
Dirk could probably help them out with the pronunciation. He spricht deutsch gut!

Anonymous said...

I use the USPS app. I've had several pieces of mail that showed up on the app that were not delivered. The app lets you report undelivered mail. When I report it, the piece of mail will usually show up the next day. I have been amazed at how many times this happens.

Anonymous said...

The package at FedEx was sent from Austin to Austin...so they are evaluating whether the same person who did the other three also sent this one. The fact that it blew up at the facility may support the concept that the bomber now 'just wants to kill people' instead of having targeted individuals or neighborhoods.

wordkyle said...

"...my belief that "quesadillas are round." - BG, you post a lot of bait here each day, but this may be one of your bait-iest. (For rich folks who can afford two-tortilla quesadillas, they are indeed round. For the rest of us who have to make do with one tortilla, quesadillas have always been folded into a semicircle.)

Anonymous said...

If ever Trump says that someone is "doing a great job" or that he has "full confidence" in their performance, they should probably start updating their resume.

Anonymous said...

How is it people still believe that the survey and quiz content on social media is there for fun, not market research in a variety of forms? The Cambridge story is making the news because the GOP used the data.
Kind of like the people naïve enough to think a deli only has one kind of turkey or ham.

Anonymous said...

Barry, if you buy the Hormel packages, those decisions are already made for you. Plus I have treats from your extra ham/turkey.

DF The 22lb Cat

Anonymous said...

Wow- she might have pictures?! What a time to be alive.

Anonymous said...

I love the Body Cam issue. Let me see the other cam videos of the incident before I decide which version of the "truth" I will give in my 100% factual statement.

DF Officer Covering All My Bases

Anonymous said...

Why would anyone ever make a "full circle" quesadilla? You'd have to cut it in half or fourths to eat it

Anonymous said...

The Bag of Nothing link is messed up

Anonymous said...

Arlington is getting an escorts complex? I thought they already had one. Oh, you said esports. Never Mind.

DF Emily Litella

Anonymous said...

That's why I didn't choose law school way back when. Just couldn't embrace that whole everybody deserves representation during their day in court thing.

Unabomber? Nope.
Subway Jared? Nope.
Tim McVeigh? Nope.
Charlie Manson? Nope.
Donald Trump? Nope.

Some folks need old school expedited justice. No pleadings. No hearings.

DF Express Lane Due Process

Anonymous said...

Okay, Barry. Since you have chosen to pick the quesadilla scab, answer this question. Nachos - peppers or no peppers?

DF Critical Question of the Day

Anonymous said...

In a 2013 New York Times piece about the Obama campaign’s use of Facebook, staffers on the former President’s 2012 campaign revealed that their vast data gathering operation, which trawled the Facebook feeds of supporters’ friends without their knowledge, triggered the social network’s security systems.

But when Trump does the same thing, it's time for impeachment.

Michael Kenyon said...

I was once a cook in a restaurant with a seemingly unlimited supply of tortillas. We still made each half of the quesadilla using one folded tortilla. So, no, quesadillas are not round. They are semi-circles.

Anonymous said...

Earlier today, we reported on a former staffer for Barack Obama’s 2012 presidential campaign who admitted that the campaign had harvested mass amounts of Facebook data for targeted campaigning. In a 2013 interview, California congresswoman Maxine Waters revealed that Barack Obama possessed a “kind of database that no-one has ever seen before,” with “information about everything, on every individual.”

Waters confirmed that the database was linked to Organizing For America (now Organizing for Action), the 501(c)4 “community organizing” network that was built on the back of Obama’s presidential campaigns.

Skippy, Stay Woke!! Impeach 45

Anonymous said...

James Kallstrom is no joke. With nearly thirty years in the FBI, several of them as the Assistant Director, Kallstrom knows how the agency functions far more than most. So when he says there was a plot to protect Hillary Clinton from prosecution and to illegally influence the 2016 Election people should pay attention. Kallstrom goes on to call the entirety of the FBI investigation against Donald Trump completely phony.


Skippy, Stay Woke!! Impeach 45

Anonymous said...

10:08 - You put Trump on your list who has not even been charged with a crime. You’re an idiot.

Anonymous said...

McVeigh was a hero! Watch the Waco Branch Dividian doc and tell me different.

Anonymous said...

The quesadilla is whatever the cook wants it to be dumbass! I can trim it square, rectangular, octagonal...my choice!

Anonymous said...

How many ham sandwiches has Mueller indicted so far and how many of them were indicted on collusion charges?

LARI BARAGER said...

The media did not make up 'affluenza'. That term was used by the psychologist who 'treated' Ethan Couch. Thus began his 15 minutes of fame.

Anonymous said...

All quesadillas start out round. Then they end up whatever shape the person cutting them determines. Therefore they are involuntarily trans-gender quesadillas because their identity is determined after they are created.

DF The Know-it-all

SpanishWarDonkey said...

A hotdog is a sandwhich and cereal is soup.

Anonymous said...

A random quote I saw and thought y'all'd appreciate:

"It's hard to be a ACLU hating, philosophically Libertarian, socially liberal, fiscally conservative, scientifically grounded, agnostic, porn admiring gun owner who believes in self determination."

Damn, son... welcome to Wise County...

Anonymous said...

10:54 AM, there no need to watch any show about Waco to try and justify McVeigh's actions. There are 168 graves, many children, that completely nullify that perspective... and quite possibly label you as a sociopath.

Anonymous said...

"The media did not make up 'affluenza'. That term was used by the psychologist who 'treated' Ethan Couch. Thus began his 15 minutes of fame."

But I don't think he used it on the stand. Maybe the lawyer did, if anyone, or maybe it was an interview.

"How many ham sandwiches has Mueller indicted so far and how many of them were indicted on collusion charges?"

Except for one (by my count, but it may be two. In any event, it's less than the number of convictions he's already notched), only ones with convictions--convictions the defendants each agreed to, which in the average conservative's world means 'they must be guilty or they'd fight it', right?


"McVeigh was a hero! Watch the Waco Branch Dividian doc and tell me different."

Different. Go to the memorial and see the small chairs lit up at night. You know, the ones that represent the children he murdered? I bet you get mad when black men kneel for the anthem, yet are OK with treason, terror, and acts of war against the country. Redneck noise man, makes about as much sense as you do.

Rage

Anonymous said...

No, 10:54, he wasn't a hero.

Heroes protect the innocent. Not take their lives.

Speedy G said...

If you cant afford enough tortillas to use two for quesadillas, you are paying way to much!

Anonymous said...

10:54 is a troll.

Anonymous said...

It is most unfortunate that you were creeped out by Mr. Roger's Neighborhood. For me, his show was a refuge and provided lessons without being over the top. Most adults under the age of 60 should remember Fred Rogers for the kind and patient man that he was. Most would be better off modelling themselves after him, that is, using him as a role model, especially in the way he interacted with others and treated them with kindness instead of belligerance.

Anonymous said...

Rage, Two of them were convicted of collusion? That must be some very toxic deep fryer fumes you're inhaling. Seek medical help immediately.

Anonymous said...

11:29, I don't find that to be hard at all.

Anonymous said...

"Rage, Two of them were convicted of collusion?"

Admittedly, I was answering that first part. In any event, Mueller can follow the trail he finds. If in his investigation he finds money laundering and tax evasion, is he supposed to ignore it or prosecute it? Why would you be OK with tax evaders getting off scot-free? If so, why? Just because you agree with them politically?

Keep in mind that governments try to find dirt on people and then get them to play ball. Russia is probably better at it than anyone else. So if Manafort owes a bunch of undisclosed money and failed to pay a bunch of taxes, and Russia uses that information to get him to play ball with them, all the while he is part of the Trump campaign, what we have, folks, is collusion on Manafort's part because he was giving in to their influence--this is just an example, mind you, but it's smelling more and more likely every week.

Is Mueller supposed to inform us of all of his evidence in advance? If so, he would be the first investigator in the history of criminal law to do so. So it does not bother me one bit that we do not know what evidence he has against the Trumps. Well, not all of it, anyway. We know Kushner, Trump Jr., and Papapapapapa were in a meeting with a Russian, and Trump Jr. sold that meeting to everyone else as being for the specific purpose of getting dirt on Clinton from the Russians. It's in e-mails, and I know how you "conservatives" love your e-mails. If that's not collusion, I don't know what is.

And that's just what we know because Trump Jr. was such an idiot that he broadcast it on open channels. Imagine what else there is out there.

Soon enough, we'll find out.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Blowhard is the best description of Rage. His little fa&&ot boyfriend agrees.

Anonymous said...

If our beloved gubnint had not burned and murdered 76 men, women, and children, perhaps old Tim McVeigh would not have blown up anything. There's more here than meets the eye. Don't believe the media when it comes to either Waco or OK City.

Anonymous said...

It was justifiable payback, the government killed many children at Mount Carmel as well. Clinton and Reno were just as guilty!!!

Anonymous said...

Kids were killed by Clinton and Reno at Mount Carmel, where is their memorial???

Anonymous said...

And furthermore I stand in support of our black brethren in their fight against the corrupt government!

Anonymous said...

Tell that to Clinton and Reno!

Bud Kennedy said...

The psychologist used the term "affluenza" as a sarcastic aside in testimony during the punishment phase.

Most reporters ignored it, but Jim Douglas of WFAA, one of the real sharp news hounds of all time, heard an angle.

Anonymous said...

They are not quesadillas until a single tortilla is folded over the fillings. Thus, it is a semi-circle.
Restaraunts normally only use one tortilla.
DF Tortilla Gorilla
Ha I made you read the the word tortilla with an L sound.
Or made maybe you said tor-teeyah gor-reeyah?

Anonymous said...

Lord, could you send that flood back again? We didn't clear out all the nut jobs last time. Maybe 80 days and 80 nights this time. Thank you.

DF Noah

Anonymous said...

Who told you that Stormy Daniels had pictures of Trump? Why spread that lie?

Anonymous said...

6:39------That is a pointless question. Barry spreads those lies because he is an immature partisan hack and cares not one whit the damage he does to society with his ridiculous little tantrum. It's humorous for me to watch. I can imagine how embarrassing it is for his family.

Anonymous said...

McVeighLover69, you are not enlightened. You are not smarter than everyone else. You are not bringer of the truth. There is no gay frog conspiracy. Crawl back in your Alex Jones bunker and leave this type of thing to the grown ups.