The Campaign For DA

4.06.2018

Random Friday Morning Thoughts



  • Trump has been relentless over his criticism of Amazon (whose owner just happens to own the Washington Post.) What if the head of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, bought Twitter with his pocket change and then banned Trump? 
  • If that happened, it would make me initially very happy and then, later, very sad. Trump's Twitter feed is one of my great joys. 
  • We are all doomed. Count the red flags in this headline:
  • And another: 
  • You would think those living in downtown Fort Worth are hipsters. Turns out they are older, white, and rich
  • It drives me nuts when there are the constant comments about how the Democratic Party was racist pre-1960. That is, in fact, true. But the people of Texas and the entire South were Democrat dominated until 1980 when they switched to the Republican Party in the Reagan landslide.  The South simply changed teams. 
  • That is not to disparage anyone who runs as a Republican in the South. Regardless of your beliefs, you cannot get elected if you do not. At least for now.  (Wise County was slow to change. You could not win as a Republican in Wise County until the mid 1990s.)
  • The fact that our new puppy dog is in Pet Smart's "Puppy College" makes me want to question everything I value. 
  • The Texas Tribune has a story explaining why teachers in Texas can't strike because it is against the law. Trust me, they can. There is no criminal penalty but, yes, they could lose their jobs and benefits. Yet, if teachers organized en masse and walked out for a pay hike across the state, what's the State of Texas and/or local administrations going to do? Fire all of them and take away their retirement? No. First, their is no way to replace all of them. Secondly, those in charge would fear the political blowback for retaliating against teachers. The voting block of teachers, their relatives and friends is enough to destroy any politician. But a walk out would take courage.
  • The fact that it has to be explained what a severe weather "watch" is compared to a "warning" makes me concerned about the public.
  • Someone in Southlake got scammed by someone they met on Match.com and "was out over $200,000" and never met the person. That victim is not smart enough to have $200,000 in the first place. 
  • At the time that I'm writing this, Dennis Prager's book has plummeted to #77 on Amazon. (I had a guy up at the courthouse ask me yesterday who he was. I told him he was a radio talk show host on his third marriage who, as proof of his psuedo-intellectualism, gives advice in a "Relationship Hour" every week.)
  • Edit: Make that #87. But at least he is competing with a book called "Her Best Men":
  • I will always love this photo: 
    "But be on your guard against the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees.”
  • I went through "Bible Drills" as a kid. The Sunday School teacher would line us up as we all held a Bible. Then she would say a book, chapter, and verse and the first one to locate it in the Bible would win. I still remember this trick: Psalms, from a page count standpoint, is in the middle of the Bible. 
  • Trump will avoid the White House Correspondence Dinner again. What a coward. And never forget when Obama scorched him at it in 2011. I'm not sure he has ever been back. The man has not an ounce of humor in his soul. 
  • Secret: If you are on deferred adjudication for a Class C traffic ticket the chances of any municipality in Texas finding out that you got another ticket during your probation is less than 1%. (By the way, I've not received a traffic ticket since 1989. Mrs. LL, on the other hand . . . . )

58 comments:

Anonymous said...

Why would anyone think that people living in downtown Fort Worth were hipsters? Faulty assumption to begin with.

Anonymous said...

Victim is not smart enough to have $200k in the first place? Damn Green. That might be the shittiest thing you have ever said on this blog. Lonely old lady with dementia perhaps? Why don't you just call her a dumbass and be done with it? Are you sure you aren't Rage?

Anonymous said...

There you go again using the word courage. You shouldn't use words that you don't understand.

Anonymous said...

At 8:47 a.m., Prager's book is at #85. But #77 is a romance novel titled "Lucky Charm" featuring a guy with 10-pack abs and 0.01% body fat on the cover. Gotta be honest, having seen a picture of Prager, at first glance that made me chuckle.

Anonymous said...

This whole blog could be disguised as a commercial......hmmmmm?

Upstairs said...

I haven't gotten a ticket since 1986. The last time I was pulled over, I told the DPS trooper that. I was fully prepared to get a ticket then but after running my record he came back to the window and told me that he wasn't even born in 1986 so he wasn't going to give me a ticket. I cried. I remember when I used to get out of tickets by being young and pretty. Now I get out of them because I am old. Well.

Anonymous said...

Old and rich are the only people who can afford to live there!

Anonymous said...

Do you consider states like Mississippi and Alabama to be in the "South"? If so, these states only went Republican in the last few years, not 30+ years ago in a Reagan wave.

Anonymous said...

(By the way, I've not received a traffic ticket since 1989. Mrs. LL, on the other hand . . . . )

Tempt the Fates much there Skippy?

Anonymous said...

I like when people see that a school elects to have a bond for school improvements and they comment that they should use that money to pay teachers more. They have no idea those bonds don't/can't pay the teacher more. Makes me laugh every time.

Anonymous said...

Democratic Party is still racist, it now hates white folk.
By the way, how is your book doing?

Anonymous said...

(By the way, I've not received a traffic ticket since 1989. Mrs. LL, on the other hand . . . . )

What's the make and color of your car? What time do you normally head out of Decatur? That'll be south on 287, right?

DF Texas Highway Patrol Region 1 Commander

wordkyle said...

"Trump will avoid the White House Correspondence Dinner again." - So your complaint this time is that Trump won't voluntarily sit passively and submit himself to humorless, mean-spirited attacks disguised as "jokes" from a group that has shown its hostility in real life.

Do you ever stop to consider that you may have lost perspective?

Anonymous said...

9:10 I understand your point and I understand school funding in Texas. But as a taxpayer, it's very difficult for me to hear schools say they have no money when they are building $20 Million+ athletic facilities. I understand that money is not able to be used for teacher pay, but it still comes out of my pocket the same as if it were used for teacher pay.

I wish I knew the answer.

wordkyle said...

Re Prager's book. I must be missing something. Currently (9:23 a.m. Central) it's #8 in Amazon books, #1 in its three categories.

Michael Kenyon said...

Barry's first thought of the day today was stolen directly from one of my tweets. I demand satisfaction!

https://twitter.com/MichaelKenyon/status/981029590222163968

Baylor Too said...

The Thunderbird that crashed is the same plane that was reported crashed earlier in the week. They initially did not report that it was a Thunderbird so they could notify kin.

Anonymous said...

And Green got scammed himself a while back with some prepay card scam. I remember him even telling us all how convincing it was. I said to myself exactly what he commented today!

Anonymous said...

I also heard the same on the ticket in the last few days.

Anonymous said...

"#1 in its three categories" WordKomrade with the "alternative facts". Let's take a closer look.

#1 in Books > Christian Books & Bibles > Bible Study & Reference > Bible Study > Old Testament

#1 in Books > Christian Books & Bibles > Churches & Church Leadership > Church History

#1 in Books > Religion & Spirituality > Judaism > Sacred Writings

Seems like you have to break it down into very obscure and random categories where maybe selling 2 or 3 books a month would skyrocket you to the top of sales. Meanwhile when you look at: Books > Hardcover - #87.


Продолжайте трахаться, что курица, словотоварищ

Anonymous said...

Even though he never actually said it, LBJ did actually give the South to the Republican Party for the next generation(s).

https://capitalresearch.org/article/we-have-lost-the-south-for-a-generation-what-lyndon-johnson-said-or-would-have-said-if-only-he-had-said-it/

DFW Godfather

#LiquorBalls

Anonymous said...

Puppy College? I'd like to see that contract!

KnowsALot said...

RTG: A little top heavy now but in a few years won't be.

Anonymous said...

I think it is the WH Correspondents' Dinner, not 'correspondence'

Anonymous said...

Barry is a pure racist. They don’t consciously know that they are racist.

Anonymous said...

Prager’s book is #8 on Amazon as of 11:40 am CST.

Barry is struggling with powerful feelings towards Prager.

wordkyle said...

1042 - The hardcover ranking may have changed since I commented. As for the categories, you basicaly just restated and expanded on what I said. What's your point?

Anonymous said...

Puppy College? That's the kind of ignorant crap that gets money thrown at it when sissifiwd men let air-headed women make decisions

Anonymous said...

Taking a dog to Pet Smart for training is like going to Applebee's for a good steak.

Anonymous said...

Cuz BuBear u preside over the best ticket court in Texas. DPD is not a ticket trap when u have thousands of HEAD UP BUTT drivers and "red light squatters" causing our traffic problems. Wrote thousands of tickets over a decade, never wrote one less than 13 mph over limit. Now DPS patrols the Decatur city limits with more units than Rex has employees. A lot less fatalities would probably probably occur if they help S.O patrol 960 sq miles of territory. That's a Whitehead thought for the day.

Anonymous said...

As for the categories, you basicaly just restated and expanded on what I said. What's your point? - словотоварищ

I stated the point in my post. Would you understand better if I put it in your native Russian?


вы должны разбить его на очень неясные и случайные категории, где, возможно, продажи 2 или 3 книг в месяц будут стремительно увеличивать вас до вершины продаж.

Продолжайте трахаться, что курица, словотоварищ

Better?

wordkyle said...

1249 - So you don't have a point, and you don't have anything to contribute. You restated what I said, then put an apparently incorrect book ranking for Prager's book. (As of 12:56 pm Central, it's at #10.) I'm sorry, but you're so pitiful you're not even worth making fun of.

Anonymous said...

Dear God... We're posting in Russian now??

Barry, you really should sell tickets to this circus.

Ernest T said...

You just told us recently how you almost got scammed by a phone caller because it was so convincing. Now, you are calling someone stupid because they got scammed?

Anonymous said...

Do you really think that Russian troll trolling is cute or funny?

Anonymous said...

If you think only Republicans are racist, you truly are a moron. I believe you are truly a moron, though. Democrats are not much different than Baptists. If the flies on y'alls walls could talk, we'd find out y'all are full of s***!

Anonymous said...

If you're looking to kill some time until he posts the Friday afternoon let's get out of here stuff, this is a fascinating discussion of black holes, and how we may finally be able to see one (rather than infer its existence as we do now). It's not too "sciencey"

https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2018/1/8/16822272/black-hole-looks-like-what

DF your 7th grade science teacher

Anonymous said...

You restated what I said, then put an apparently incorrect book ranking for Prager's book. (As of 12:56 pm Central, it's at #10.) - словотоварищ

Fake news. I made my point and spelled it out clearly. It's #1 in some random obscure categories. Apples to apples it's #77. Keep telling yourself it's wrong, but the truth shall set you free.

https://www.amazon.com/Best-Sellers-Books/zgbs/books/283155#4

Продолжайте трахаться, что курица, словотоварищ

Anonymous said...

RTF what a body.

Anonymous said...

Hey Skippy,

Skip skippy skippy sko. Skippity skip skip skip. Skippy skippy insult skip. Skip skip skipbo. Skip skippity skip skip.

Signed,

Skippy

wordkyle said...

As of 3:17 p.m. Central, Prager's book is back at #8 in Books on Amazon. Anyone can search Amazon for Prager and see my source. It may move around a bit since rankings are adjusted hourly, but it's been in the top ten all day. I'd be interested in knowing where you get your information; i.e., if it's real or all in your mind. (It's not visible in your link. It is #385 in Kindle, but even that's nowhere near your number.) Or, if someone else is able to duplicate your result, could they chime in with info?

To repeat: I said that it's #1 in its three categories, and lo and behold, it still is. That continues to not be a big revelation, other than it disputes BG's description as "plummeting." Did I act like it was some sort of secret that others couldn't discover?

It's kind of fun, in a mean way, to keep poking at you, but the entertainment value is waning. It would be worth it if, with each answer, I was able to make an additional point, but dull players make dull games. Are you able to come up with anything new, or more convincing?

Anonymous said...

1:37------------------

Shouldn't y'all's have two apostrophes?

Half-Baked Russian Troll trying to learn Texan

Anonymous said...

What makes you think we would be impressed that you can use google to translate drivel into Russian? Hell, my cat can do that.

You're a boring moron, or a mooring boron. Matters not. Go away simpleton.

Anonymous said...

Did you see Trump's hair blown by the high winds the other day? Looked like some of our rock band hairstyles.

DF Flock of Seagulls

Anonymous said...

Prager is winning.

Barry is a pathetic old Leftist loser.

Anonymous said...

And that is why you never turn your back on a sailor, even if they are a chaplain. Know what we mean?

DF Marine Expeditionary Force

Anonymous said...

Trump skipping the correspondents dinner? Can dish it out but he can't take it, huh? Poor baby.

DF Barbara WaWa

Anonymous said...

I would let Pet Smart touch my dog...they use young, inexperience groomers and techs...don't ever leave you there.

Anonymous said...

5:21

Is that you Ruff?

Anonymous said...

3:53

It's nice to know you've elevated yourself to tracking book sales on Amazon.

Major step up from your normal crap. Huge.

Anonymous said...

Who besides WK gives a RatShit one way or another about the ratings of Prager's book. As the great commenter Hey Skippy Guy would say "Stay Woke"

wordkyle said...

656 - LOL Blame Green, he's the one who brought it up.

Anonymous said...

There would be a lot of ticked off parents if all the teachers walked out. You may not realize that all the kids would be sent home. None of the parents are staying home because they want more pay. The sympathy for the teachers would not be there. Barry, you have no clue.

Anonymous said...

This just might be the best RTG you have ever posted.

Anonymous said...

Wordy is #1 in 3 categories.

Posters - Annoying - Pompous

Posters - Egomaniacal

Posters - Politics - Spin - Party Before Country

wordkyle said...

1135 - You guys flatter me with your attention. Please, don't throw your panties on the stage.

Do you have anything to contribute to the topic under discussion?

Anonymous said...

11:35

You nailed it. 100% truth.

Gary Tidmore said...

"It drives me nuts when there are the constant comments about how the Democratic Party was racist pre-1960. That is, in fact, true. But the people of Texas and the entire South were Democrat dominated until 1980 when they switched to the Republican Party in the Reagan landslide. The South simply changed teams."

So, using your example here, who exactly were the folks pre-1980 who were not racists? Vexing isn't it?