The Campaign For DA

3.14.2018

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts

  • Stephen Hawking has died. A Texas legislature member sent his thoughts and prayers in Christian love:
    xcd 
  • Man, that was a close race for Congress in Pennsylvania last night but, barring a recount, a Democrat has won. And that's in a district where Trump won by 20 points and where he traveled to campaign for him. The Day of Reckoning is coming. Fast. 
  • Chico now has a curfew for those under 16 years old from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.  For the life of me, I've never understood the constitutionality of government imposed curfews. It is the ultimate Nanny State.
  • Well done, New York Post. Well done.  I love call back jokes.

  • The family of one of the guys killed in the helicopter crash in the East River has filed a lawsuit. Uh, you want to mourn and bury the guy first? 
  • The Bradford Pear has two weeks of glory.
  • Trump deleted this yesterday after someone pointed out the typo. (By the way, Mueller was a marine.)
  • Random book-in photo:
  • The Dallas Morning News picks up on a topic I've been preaching for years. The guy is an embarrassment.
  • An Alabama Sheriff thinks it's OK to pocket $750,000 in grants for inmate food in a personal account and go off and buy a second house for $740,000. 
    "Give me a Diablo sandwich, a Dr. Pepper, and make it quick."
  • Trump wants a "Space Force . . . ’cause we’re doing a tremendous amount of work in space." Who is advising him? Trey Parker?
  • I mocked the Redskins for taking Kirk Cousins in the same draft has RG3.  Cousins is expected to sign a three year fully guaranteed  contract with the Vikings for $84 million.  The last two years he has earned $20 million and $24 million from the Redskins when they put the franchise tag on him. And he is an average quarterback.
  • Funny moment a couple of days ago when Mrs. LL and I were driving through Decatur and see a guy on a bicycle on the shoulder. of the road. I say to her, "You. On the bicycle. Tonight only. The Blues Brothers." She laughed out loud and said, "I cannot believe I understood that and laughed at it."
  • Yesterday we learned our governor opposed the "bathroom bill" but was too much of a coward to say it publicly.
  • Time is running out for the Liberally Lean Pick 'Em Tourney. (Mrs. LL yelled at me about the $20,000 prize, but I explained it was impossible for anyone to correctly guess every single game. She looked at me with a "It'll probably happen to you" face.)




49 comments:

Michael Kenyon said...

Man, Briscoe Cain has such a punchable face. I hope I never see him in person. It would be impossible to resist. What a weasely looking MFer.

Anonymous said...

You won't find a more smug, self satisfied member of the Texas House than Briscoe Cain. What kind of 'Christian' chooses this moment to say what he said? These "Christians" these days, I tell ya. There's a reason why church attendance is at record low levels.

Anonymous said...

The Mackinaw Peaches, Jerry!!!
—Double Fake Cosmo Kramer

Anonymous said...

"but I explained it was impossible for anyone to correctly guess every single game."

Certainly not impossible. Highly improbable, yes. Some mathematicians put the odds as high as 1 in 128 billion, but not impossible. You only need that one to cost you $20,000.

Anonymous said...

Is there at least a prize for 1st place in the tourney?

Anonymous said...

A god that would send Stephen Hawking to hell, and send a mass murderer or serial rapist to heaven if they "repent" on their deathbed, is an immoral god that I would be happy to reject.

Anonymous said...

"You two girls!"

Anonymous said...

Question for Pastor Jeffress:

What if it was a gay porn star?

"Evangelicals were aware "they weren't voting for an altar boy," he continued. "We supported him because of his policies and his strong leadership."

Anonymous said...

9:46, Christianity is a strange thing. As a person and as a citizen who respects the rights of others, we can all accept other people of other faiths, or even no faith, and recognize their right to live their life. That's because our rights exist because we are human, not because we are a member of a particular faith.

But like it or not, Christianity is inherently exclusive. There is one way to go to heaven, and one way only. It is not something to pontificate on, or to play "what if someone is Papua New Guinea never even has a chance to hear about Jesus..." games with. You believe and accept, or you don't. The mind games don't matter. So, if you are a Christian, and you take Hawking at his word, then he's not going to Heaven.

Quite honestly, I believe the likes of Briscoe Cain, Dan Patrick, and most of the state-wide politicians in Texas don't have a snowball's chance in Hell of making it to heaven, because you can claim to be a Christian all day long, and you can claim to repent on your death bed, but if it's not real, and we're not the ones who judge that, but if it's not a genuine thing, then they won't make it in. Period. You have to do more than say the words. Even Satan believes that Jesus is the Son of God and was sent to absolve us of our sins. But that belief alone is clearly not enough.

Now, the good news is that there's not really a place called Hell run by a guy with a pitchfork and pointy tail. Hell is by definition the eternal separation from God. And that doesn't sound like something that Hawking will have a problem with. And I'm sure that comes as a relief to 99% of the readers and posters on this blog, since they believe in their guns more than they believe in God.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Yes, Hawking now knows, according to "Cain", that the universe was created by an all-powerful creator who doesn't seem capable, and certainly is not interested, to cast a stone through a car window so a 2-year old doesn't have to melt to death in a hot car.

Anonymous said...

Liberal successes

50,000,000+ abortions

Complete elimination of personal accountability and responsibility for the children you spawned

Creating a welfare, entitled population

Placing a higher priority on immigrants than American citizens

Lowering the bar on many aspects of life including education

Congratulations liberals!!! You have just about destroyed the foundation of this country

Anonymous said...

I don't care what anybody says, I danced a jig when I heard Hawking died!!!

We are in a culture war and I've chosen my side, to hell with all you non believers. God has implored us to fight and fighting the Devil doesn't require us to play nice!

Anonymous said...

Trump is a con man? Hillary is a felon how many times over? Bill Clinton is disgusting and evil. Obama is just a TERRIBLE disappointment

Pelosi is a JOKE. Chuck Schumer is a criminal con man! Maxine Waters is.....

Anonymous said...

LOL--from Briscoe Cain's website:


"Before going into practice, Briscoe served as the Associate Attorney to H. John Schmude who became judge of the 247th State District Court of Harris County in January 2015."

Uhh, this is a family job. You should read this sentence as "Because he did not do well and went to a crappy law school, he could not find a job and had to work for a family law judge (probably for free)..."

"While earning his Doctorate of Jurisprudence, Briscoe worked for the famed jurist Judge Paul Pressler, a co-founder and board member of the Liberty Institute, where he was immersed in the world of Religious Liberty law and social policy litigation."

LOL. Pressure's famous alright: https://www.texastribune.org/2017/12/12/paul-pressler-former-texas-judge-and-religious-right-leader-accused-se/

"As a student of law, Briscoe distinguished himself by becoming one of only two certified mediators of his class before graduating,"

Read this as "took a class to become a mediator, which does not even require a law degree and has no certification requirement in the first place, and nobody would hire this chuckle face to be a mediator in the first place because he doesn't know a damn thing about any type of law, period".


"serving as the President of the Federalist Society"

Read: these were the biggest dorks and misfits in any law school.

"and working on legislation such as the "Merry Christmas Bill""

OK, he worked on a bill that means absolutely nothing, did not make anything illegal, and did not prevent anything from becoming illegal.

"Prior to attending law school, Briscoe spent more than five years at the prominent criminal defense firm of Schnieder & McKinney; which was recently ranked by U.S. News as the only Tier 1 Houston Criminal Defense Law Firm ranked in all three defense categories."

Look, McKinney is a good lawyer, but anyone who practices here does DWI law only. And no offense to Barry, but this firm will pigeonhole you there as a young associate. The good thing about it is that they get a very good set of experience in DWI cases. But DWI cases only, which he of course has never made use of since.



Basically, this guy has been unemployed and then bounced around doing nothing until somehow he set up his own shop, probably with an older lawyer (hopefully one who does not have the Famous Judge Pressler's tendencies, although we all have to buy into partnership somehow, I guess) who is the one who actually has clients and experience, because this toad definitely didn't get any experience or clients at his DWI law firm...

Some Houston Lawyer

Anonymous said...

Barry pretty good deals to Costa Rico....how much longer do you need to fleece drunk drivers in Wise County?

Anonymous said...

Barry - Cousins is really a spare. Denver's assessment was pretty much spot on: there's little separating him from Case Kennam (sp?) in terms of talent, so why pay extra for him and guarantee it?

9:31 So you're saying there's a chance?

9:46 I choose to fear a righteous God and would rather be the guy who spends 70 years or so doing that, die and find out i'm wrong and there's nothing out there past my last day, than be the guy who spends 70 years or so saying He doesn't exist, only to die and find out I was wrong and will get to spend an eternity regretting THAT decision. But that's just me.

Anonymous said...

I don't care about Briscoe Cain's stance on Christianity. I don't like him because he's a lawyer

Anonymous said...

I wonder how bad the democrat in Pennsylvania last night had lost if he had not been pro gun or pro life?

Anonymous said...

10:42--Believeing in God because "what if I'm wrong" is what we call heresy. You are a Christian or you are not. You can't hedge your bets and get in.

DF Paul Powell

Rage

Anonymous said...

I would like to nominate 8:53 for idiot of the day. Not because I agree with Briscoe Cain. Just because your intellect begins and ends with a punch. Learn to use your words. I know it's a strain, but it really is more effective.

Anonymous said...

10:24 “Rage” just wants what’s best for y’all. It owns Assault Rifle fifteens just like y’all guys.

Anonymous said...

10:33 - If you don't care what anyone says, why are you posting anonymously?

Anonymous said...

I have always thought Stephen Hawking was doing a bit but you can't call BS on a handicapped guy. There is no way someone as smart as he allegedly was could believe all the crap he said.

Anonymous said...

As entertaining as March Madness is, what we really wanted to see is an old fashioned Texas Death Match (tag team please).
Barry Green and Steven Hawking vs.
Briscoe Cain and Greg Abbott
Feel free to randomly substitute celebritiy midgets as needed.

Anonymous said...

The inverse relationship between loud, public religiosity and actual morality continues apace.

Anonymous said...

Those Alabama sheriff's have a sweet deal. We think we'll adopt their jail house menu funding methodology.

DF Texas Sheriffs

Anonymous said...

Donnie couldn't close the deal in Pennsylvania with his endorsement? Wow.

DF Folks Are Getting Smarter

Anonymous said...

10:24 #2 is one of the most bizarre comments ever posted here.

And that's saying something!

wordkyle said...

1042 - I know about Pascal's wager, even if others don't. Some folks are always contrary; when you're talking faith they want to talk logic, and when you talk logic they want to tell you about your own faith.

Anonymous said...

The lady in the book-in pict did the tattoo in a mirror. She thought she was spelling "DOG".

DF It's All Perspective

Anonymous said...

There is no question God exists! Barry posted her book-in photo!

Anonymous said...

Barry, If I win, the payout should be in crisp five dollar bills. I always liked Lincoln.

DF The 22lb Cat

Anonymous said...

Did any Wise County school students march at 10am?

SpanishWarDonkey said...

You must be more of an Old Testament guy then, what with Christ instructing us to turn the other cheek and all.

Anonymous said...

Faith is illogical, Wordy.

Anonymous said...

I thought Wordy wasn't responding to Rage anymore?

Anyway, sounds like Rage understands Pascal's wager just fine. Even the "wager" part implies what he says you can't do with faith. But I guess a pseudo-intellectual panhandler wants to believe he can out-reason something like faith. Say hi to Hawking for me.

wordkyle said...

135 - Really? Oh, please explain.

Anonymous said...

I will turn the other cheek in heaven, right now I have to battle evil such as yourself!

Anonymous said...

Wordy, faith is belief in the absence of evidence, or in the face of opposing evidence. It is belief when you don't have a good reason. There is no logic in it.

Anonymous said...

Hawking lived with a horrible disease for 50 years...I for one, unlike our fine public official, will cut him some slack if he didn't care to worship blindly the invisible man who gave him that horrible disease.

Anonymous said...

Don't even waste your time, 1:35. Word's been reading too much C.S. Lewis.

We are here, we have morals, therefore God exists.

See how logical that is?

DF Logical Fallacy

SpanishWarDonkey said...

I love that the hardcore right is just flagrantly showing their hypocrisy these days. It's laughable that you don't see anything wrong with claiming to follow Christ and then rejoicing over the death of another. Last I read Christ told us to love one another, above all else.

If you haven't already, please don't reproduce. And if you have, give them up for adooption, as that's the only chance your children will have at normalcy.

Anonymous said...

3:17

In the 2017 season, the Dallas Cowboys by all accounts had a real shot at the Super Bowl.

Then E. Elliott was suspended for 6 regular season games.

Faith would have you believing the Cowboys still had a legitimate chance.

Logic would have you writing off the season once the suspension went into effect.

Faith is illogical because it ignores all proof to the contrary of the facts, meaning something that can be proven thru science. The believer will maintain their faith in (whatever) until they die, literally, regardless of what can be factually proven.

Anonymous said...

Typical Liberal: Promise a payout that one has no intention to pay.

Need more 'splaining Rage?

Anonymous said...

Whether Hawking believed in Jesus or not, Jesus still believes in him. That’s the most important belief that evangelicals dismiss. It’s not about a sinner’s prayer at camp or a crusade, it’s about what Jesus did for all. 1 Corinthians 15:22.

wordkyle said...

So you guys have faith in scientists?

Anonymous said...

8:50

Yep. If I can see it, touch it, smell it, taste it, feel it and/or make sense of it, I'm all in vs. something I have to guess at.

wordkyle said...

902 - So do you really believe the earth orbits the sun? If so, why?

Anonymous said...

The Bradford Pear tree has two weeks of glory? It's more like four weeks, when the leaves turn all kinds of red, gold, yellow, purple, orange and green. For a non-native and a lousy tree for this area as far as root systems, etc...at least it paints a nice palette in the fall.