The Campaign For DA

4.16.2018

Random Monday Morning Thoughts



  • The great R. Lee Ermey has died.
  • The bombing of Syria is right out of Wag The Dog
  • Those familiar with the history of the Southern Baptist Convention, and I certainly am, know who this man is. Story
  • I had our big dead tree cut down and the stump grinded for $600. Mrs. LL set up the deal. She might be the best business person in history and not know it yet. It was "interesting" that the company that did it would only take cash. 
  • On Friday, Sarah Huckabee Sanders might have had the worst press conference ever defending Trump. She was sweating. Her hair was a mess. She attacked the FBI. And, oddly, when someone asked her an expected question, she would read from a script that was obviously written by someone else. Let me give her some advice: Walk away from that job. Now. 
  • Regarding Sanders and Trump constantly attacking the FBI, here's a flashback to 2016:
  • Art Bell has died. For those West of the Rockies, you have my thoughts and prayers.
  • My oddest moment of the weekend (and the year): I'm in Walmart. A guy, probably in his late 20s asks, "Does the name Tom mean anything to you?" At this point, I'm already irritated, but I'm polite and simply say, "No." He says, "I'm a Christian and sometimes I feel things. Is there anything I can pray for you about?" Me (in a CashMeOutside-HowAboutThat voice): "Nope."
  • Someone made this comment on Friday: "Barry doesn't care what you believe, he just hates hypocrites and liars." No truer words have ever been spoken. 
  • Unless they are looking at the forecast from the National Weather Service in order to repeat it, I don't believe this photo caption: 
  • I heard this on the radio the other day (paraphrasing): "We will not know the damage that social media is doing to our kids until 20 years from now. But perhaps the kids today, once they become parents, will be smart enough to tell the to simply 'keep off of it.'"
  • In some of the weirdest news of the weekend, Trump's lawyer negotiated a $1.6 million settlement for a Republican donor who impregnated a Playboy model. Then the donor issued a statement to apologize but candidly actually used the term "Playboy Playmate" as his paramour.  That's kind of like saying "I'm a bad guy" but I want you to know she was really, really hot. 
  • And more news about Trump's lawyer: He might have secretly recorded conversations and that's why his office was raided via search warrant. One may have been with his negotiations with Stormy's lawyer. He is truly the Dumbest Lawyer In America. 
  • Even George W. Bush wouldn't pardon Scooter Libby for lying. Trump did so on Friday. 
  • Me telling Mrs. LL, who just turned 40, that she needed to know Elvis died at age 42 led to a "What is wrong with you?" moment. 
  • I know Joel Osteen is scam artist, but I also think the same thing about the "Elevate Life" church. After watching Olsteen on Sunday, a commercial came on from their "pastor" Keith Craft who said they were "no longer on TV" after Olsteen's show and that the church had moved from Frisco to McKinney and are now meeting in a Middle School building. That sounds like a church going under. Anyone have any info?
  • He didn't testify as I said he had to in the Grapevine murder case. The verdict will come down today, and I'll bet the house it is guilty of murder. 
  • American Gothic. Pure Genius:
  • I watched the Andre the Giant documentary that just came out. It is fantastic.

38 comments:

Harry Hamid said...

President George W. Bush came under a lot of pressure to pardon Libby, especially from Dick Cheney, evidently. According to one of Bob Woodward's books, the Libby non-pardon is the reason that Cheney and Bush haven't spoken since the end of the Bush Administration.\

It seems that bush wanted to make sure not to repeat what he believed were abuses of the pardon power under Bill Clinton. And he stuck to his guns, pardoning fewer people than other recent Presidents.

I'm not sure about President Obama. We certainly didn't hear about late pardons like we did with Clinton.

Triple Fake... said...

"Does the name Tom mean anything to you?"
Yeah, it means you're bothering people in the wrong store. Get away from me and go annoy someone in the nearest Tom Thumb!

Anonymous said...

HA! Obama's pardons were off the chart!

https://www.justice.gov/pardon/clemency-statistics

Anonymous said...

You hired a clan of illegals to cut down your tree and are surprised they wanted only cash......Really!!!

Anonymous said...

Barry is a hypocrite and a liar.

wordkyle said...

Not being argumentative, but I was curious about Obama's pardons. From Wiki: "Obama holds the record for the largest single-day use of the clemency power, granting 330 commutations on January 19, 2017, his last full day in office. He also has issued more commutations than the past thirteen presidents combined." Wiki also says most of those were drug offenders. Obama apparently thought drug sentences were too harsh. It does make you wonder why he waited until his last day in office.

Anonymous said...

I disagree about the Andre the Giant documentary. I love to watch a documentary; even about things I didn’t realize I would be interested. I found this one mediocre.

Anonymous said...

You guys know the difference between "pardon" and "clemency/commutation," right?

Harry Hamid said...

Oh, that's right, he had all of those drug pardons! I'd forgotten that.

So W is the exception in recent history.

Anonymous said...

Let's see. You're eat up with what conservatives think. You make fun of black conservatives, all the while calling conservatives racist. Geezus, that statement couldn't be more untrue.

Anonymous said...

Vinita is awesome. You can believe her. You would really like her husband.

Anonymous said...

R. Lee Ermey has died

Lee Ermey was an entertaining guy for sure, but he was not a tip-of-the-spear grunt marine. Ermey was a wing wiper or Airedale or f*cking airedale. He was stationed at an airbase in Vietnam.

And that's great actually. I was a Navy airedale. And I've said for a long time that my Navy boot camp Company Commander spoke like R. Lee Ermey, exactly like Ermey, and looked like Drew Carey.

Semper Fi
Do or die
Hold 'em high
At Eighth & I
Ooh-rah!

Anonymous said...

They grinded up the stump?! Amazing! They speak the same English you do.

Bless her heart, Lady Jane tried so hard!

Anonymous said...

The verdict will come down today, and I'll bet the house it is guilty of murder

Way to go out on a limb there Skippy!

Anonymous said...

Someone in ABC ad sales has a sense of irony.
First ad for last night's big interview with Comey was for toilet paper.

Anonymous said...

James Comey´s bid to throw former Attorney General Loretta Lynch under the bus isn´t going over well, at least with Lynch. According to a report in Axios, which includes a long blathering statement from Lynch: Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch released a statement on Sunday, saying that she and former FBI Director James Comey have known each other almost 30 years, and "he had ample opportunities to raise" any concerns he had over the Department of Justice´s investigation of Hillary Clinton´s emails, but "[h]e never did."

Skippy, since you don't like liars or hypocrites, which one do you hate the most?

Anonymous said...

Tom and Barry... I loved that cartoon as a kid!

Or was is Larry? Harry? Jerry?

Anonymous said...

Vince McMahon has literally made a billion dollars off the backs of people just like Andre. In the documentary, he claims, "I gave him a reason to live by brining him back out of retirement," and yet, you can see he struggled with his weight, his legs, his back. It seemed every motion was painful. The documentary was lagging in exposing Vince for the charlatan he is. What he did was take advantage of Andre and his situation to make a buck for himself, and yet Simmons lets the guy come off looking like Andre's greatest champion. Professional wrestling is something of a dirty secret for America. So many love the characters and the action, the hard hitting and the blood (o.k., not so much blood since Vince went P.G. with it), but these guys and gals do what they do predominantly without any health insurance, as independent contractors so Vince doesn't have to purchase Worker's Comp Insurance for them, and do so about 300 days a year. Simmons loves him a little WWE, so he'll never turn on Vince and do a 30 for 30 on him, but Vince would hide under his rock if the guy ever showed any interest in a 30 for 30 on the tragedies of, say, Eddie Guerro, Chris Benoit, Scott Hall, Chyna and the Von Erichs.

NoseALot said...

RTGs: Why do you crop off the best parts?

Anonymous said...

Companies that take cash just want to avoid paying taxes like you have to. Cheating scum. Would be fine if they didn't use any publicly provided services, like streets, but they do.

Anonymous said...

Yes, someone -- do tell about Keith Craft. I like him, and wondered why he wasn't on tv before. If what Barry says is true, then that is interesting.

Anonymous said...

If Scooter Libby had been able to have his lawyers present(who were also given immunity) and not to testify under oath like Hillary was allowed to do, then he wouldn't have been in prison.

I'm with Skippy on this one. I hate hypocrites too.

Anonymous said...

Barry doesn't care what you believe, he just hates hypocrites and liars." No truer words have ever been spoken.

Did you write those words yourself? The truer statement is that Barry is often guilty of the former, but is too blinded by partisanship to know it.

Anonymous said...

I didn't know that Skippy Finfrock spoke Spanish. STAY WOKE!!

Anonymous said...

Read the story. It was about the aftermath of Clinton's sexual encounter in the White House with a bombing a couple weeks later. Not even close to the Syria bombing.

Anonymous said...

Clinton bombed a baby aspirin factory on a Saturday night and killed a custodian. Obammy drew a red line in the sand. Trump took out critical targets that were producing chemical agents. No one was killed.

Anonymous said...

Guilty verdict in, doesn't mean you're a genius.

Anonymous said...

11:35 - Coincidentally, there was damning Clinton news coming out that evening.

Anonymous said...

Someone made this comment on Friday: "Barry doesn't care what you believe, he just hates hypocrites and liars." No truer words have ever been spoken.

Barry is like the repressed homosexual who rails against gays.

Anonymous said...

Ignoring your gay lover doesn't make it go away.

DF Tom

Anonymous said...

Barry, I can't believe you missed this piece of legal news. There is an off-the radar case coming before the Supreme Court regrading the power to appoint or remove lower level Executive Branch employees. This case regards a scoundrel looking for any way out from a SEC sanction, so he is contending that the Administrative Judge hearing his case was not properly appointed. Trump's Solicitor General has now stepped in to support the appeal and to argue that under the Unitary Executive theory this point of view is correct, which would win the day for the financial advice flim-flam offender. But the real gem would be if the Supremes agree that a President can directly hire/fire all Federal employees who act in some manner of Executive Administrative capacity (not just Cabinet secretaries or WH staff), then you truly have an Imperial Presidency. King Donald. Don't like the Regional Farmer's Home employee who turned down a big donor's loan request? Fire them! Get word that a certain supportive church university didn't get a US Dept of Education grant? Fire all the lower level grant reviewers. Park ranger won't open up a camp grounds closed for the season for your entitled offspring? Fire him/her. The ability to directly hire/fire lower level worker bees has never been a power exercised by a modern U. S. President. But with the Mueller Investigation working its way up the food chain, now Trump wants the power to intervene directly. A dangerous situation for democracy and our country is he gets the power.

DF Justice Brandeis

Anonymous said...

Cohen is Sean Hannity's lawyer. Go ahead and think abhout the implications around that. Fox News should lose their broadcasting license for failing to disclose that information.

Bear said...

For a bunch of law-types on here, you are all pretty quick to give up your clients.

None of y'all see a problem with the FBI going after the lawyer "Just to see what he was involved with?"

Pretty thin ice there.

We are all doomed if this stands.

Anonymous said...

2:46 - Why?

Anonymous said...

At no point, of course, did Hannity disclose his obvious conflict of interest—or, more aptly, his vested interest in keeping Cohen out of the crosshairs. This would be a breach of journalistic ethics if Hannity was a journalist or had ethics. But, since he's just a blowhard with a microphone, then yeah, 246 - FoxCorp ought to be held responsible ... like that would ever happen under the current FCC leadership.

Anonymous said...

Bill Clinton paid Paula Jones $850k after he assualted her, does anyone remember the FBI raiding his attorney?

Anonymous said...

Okay so you payed the tree guys cash. Did they provide insurance? General liability or workman's comp? It seemed that to save a few bucks you took some serious legal risks.

Not much of a lawyer, are you?

Anonymous said...

Bill Clinton was raping coeds when he met Hillary.