The Campaign For DA

4.12.2018

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts


  • For some reason Mrs. LL and I watched the first episode of Green Acres the other night. Let me tell you something: That was some pretty witty humor. (And I never knew that Eddie Albert's character, the guy who just walked away to live on a farm, was a lawyer who was sick of his job.)
  • This is what ethical journalism looks like: 
  • Because of job obligations, I've spent time with the Decatur Police of Chief over the last few months. I can't tell you how much I often agree with him when he fires off hot opinions. I know why he has kept his job for over 30 years -- a feat which is almost impossible in America.
  • There was an Andy Griffith Show episode where Andy walked into the house of a guy firing all around him as a "state agent" from Mount Pilot was there to monitor Andy's office. The state agent, in his suit and tie, was horrified. Andy went in, got the shooter, and walked him out without handcuffs. The agent then berates Andy because "You could have been killed!" I'm paraphrasing, but Andy says, "I've known him for years. He could shoot the ear off a flea at 30 paces if he wanted to."  That's why veteran small town police are the best police.
  • I've never understood the old white man's desire to do a "thumbs up" in a photo. Nice diversity, by the way:
  • There were six people killed in a fiery plane crash in Phoenix shortly after it took off. I find this stunning: Their ages ranged from 22 to 28.
  • Is there any fast food restaurant which serves grilled cheese sandwiches? (Asking for a friend.)
  • The Republicans have controlled the Presidency, the House, and the Senate for well over a year. An opportunity to do anything they want has turned into chaos. 
  • And we will all miss the Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, who is running away from one of the strongest positions in American government. (He used the age old lame excuse that he "wanted to spend more time with my family.") Uh, why was he in Texas last week raising at least $4 million in fundraisers for his campaign? Can Texas Republicans get their money back?:
  • During a confirmation hearing for one of Trump's federal judges yesterday, she refused to admit that Brown v. Board of Education was correctly decided. Think about that. It is shocking.  I never thought I would see the resurrection of the Klan during my lifetime. They no longer wear white hoods.
  • There is no greater coward than an American League pitcher who intentionally hits someone. (And I love the batter who who will go after the pitcher as was the case in Boston last night. Not a bad brawl, by the way.)
  • A few years back I said that government jobs were now the best jobs. I stumbled on this from the great Texas Tribune when I was trying to look for the starting salary of a new assistant DA in Tarrant County. These figures (which are old from 2016) do not include retirement and insurance. I know some of the people on that list. I don't think they could survive in the private sector. 
  • Part of the Mark Zuckerberg testimony turned into "content control" as Ted Cruz said this: "There are a great many of Americans deeply concerned Facebook and other tech companies are engaged in a pervasive pattern of bias and political censorship." He actually was mad about Facebook "censoring" the clown car of Diamond and Silk. Has America come to this? Facebook can censor anything they want to and there is not a single thing the government can do about it. It's called the First Amendment. Cruz knows this. He's just playing the Texas voters for fools. Edit: I love the comment that said Cruz didn't mention Diamond and Silk and I was just making it up. 
  • Trump warned Russia and Syria that missiles were coming yesterday. Today he said maybe now, maybe later. Dear readers, we will end up in a thermo-nuclear war because of an unstable elected celebrity who gets up every morning, watches Fox News, and gets on Twitter. 
  • Shout to the person who pulled me aside yesterday to tip me off to government waste in Wise County. I'm on it. 

83 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sonic

Anonymous said...

Sonic for grilled cheese!!!!!

Anonymous said...

grilled cheese = sonic. bread is not toasted crunchy enough for my taste, but they're not bad.

Anonymous said...

Sonic sells grilled cheese.

Anonymous said...

Speaking of government waste, you might want to look through some of the county department record books for expendable cash receipts and verify some of the employees 'on the clock' moments. There are some interesting things that the publics tax dollars are going to. Might want to start inside the county courthouse.

Anonymous said...

I think the issue here with Facebook is that they are so big, so pervasive and they are highly liberal. They can shut out all conservative content. Facebook is a very powerful propoganda machine for Dems and they can completely silence the opposition. Other tech companies are following their lead.

They can also pass along your data to prospective employers and eliminate conservatives from the workplace. I've seen that discrimination first hand while reviewing our document retention policies and scrubbing old files at my corporate office. I was scrubbing HR files and found a folder full of CV's of previous executive candidates. There were post it notes and email communications with a recruiting firm indicating that evangelical candidates were not desired. One particular email indicated a search of social media to determine this. I was shocked, as someone trying to move up the ranks I knew I had to jump ship immediately.

Anonymous said...

Your fear of thermonuclear is nothing new, watch this "wheels off" classic
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

Anonymous said...

1. The old white men thumbs up is officially the dumbest thing you have ever posted. (and that is saying a lot) Why are you obsessed with race?

2. You know nothing about baseball and unspoken rules. Hush.

3. Why are you so concerned with local government waste but federal level waste is off your radar?

Anonymous said...

BG is ultra triggered this morning with his sky is falling schtick! You know when he breaks out "thermo-nuclear" another case of the vapors is just around the corner!

Anonymous said...

Sonic has grilled cheese
Jack in the box has a grilled ham cheese and bacon thing- but u can request no meat

Why Guy said...

Baseball is obviously over your head. You must be a football fan.

Anonymous said...

Sonic and Dairy Queen have grilled cheese!

Anonymous said...

Dairy Queen and Sonic....if you go to the DQ, you can check out their bathrooms :)

Anonymous said...

You totally took out of context the judge's comments on Brown vs. BoE! That was not what she was saying at all, she was saying she would put her personal views aside on any case ruling if confirmed. This is what we want right, unbiased judges?

Anonymous said...

Well BG; I'm pretty sure "Brown vs. Board of Education" was correctly decided. Seems like the only requirement to serve in the Trump administration is to swear unswerving loyalty. Forget ethics, bright line rules, economic theory, etc. The Cult of Personality rules. Strange days indeed and the weird ones are coming out of the woodwork.

Anonymous said...

SEEING THAT YOU ARE AN EXPERT IN FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS, CAN YOU TAKE MY CASE IN COLORADO?

TF JACK PHILLIPS

Anonymous said...

Grilled cheese is not going out to eat food, it is toddler food.

Anonymous said...

Your research on the grilled cheese is the only positive thing coming from here in years.

Anonymous said...

Shouldn't that be Decatur Chief of Police???????

Anonymous said...

YOURE AN IDIOT, BECAUSE I LOVE FOX NEWS TOO AND AT LEAST WE WILL GO DOWN IN A BLAZE OF FURY, LETS ROLL!

Anonymous said...

Leftist fool Barry at the same time claims that Trump is colluding with Russia and Trump is going to war with Russia.

Anonymous said...

Leftist are in league with the Enemy. Some of us know who the enemy is.

Michael Kenyon said...

DQ grilled cheese > Sonic grilled cheese. Keller's Hamburgers grilled cheese > any other grilled cheese. They get the side of pickles just right.

Anonymous said...

I was almost scared for the pitcher until NY #26 fell down.

DF Epic Fall.

Anonymous said...

Speaking of government waste, you might want to look through some of the county department record books for expendable cash receipts and verify some of the employees 'on the clock' moments. There are some interesting things that the publics tax dollars are going to. Might want to start inside the county courthouse.


YEP!

Anonymous said...

Shout to the person who pulled me aside yesterday to tip me off to government waste in Wise County. I'm on it.


Maybe your DA will get after all the gov thefts and charge them like he did the last guy.

Anonymous said...

Maybe Zuckerwuss needs to have Diamond and Silk do his talking for him since cwowds stwess him owt. BooHoo.

Anonymous said...

Lee's Grilled Cheese. The best.

Harry Hamid said...

The GOP has been in charge and it's been a bit of a mess. Back in 2009, the Democrats had a brief 60-40 majority in the Senate, plus the House and the White House, and similarly, they squandered it on a Frankenstein of a health care bill which destroyed their chances of doing anything else.

In politics, nothing fails like success.

Of course, Obama was scripted, overly cautious, and did things the way he'd been taught they should be done. Trump spitballs it. The difference between those two things, so far as I can tell from (admittedly questionable) opinion polls amounts to about 2%.

Anonymous said...

Speaking of ethical journalism, you need to do some Barry. I'm not defending the clown show Diamond and Silk, but Ted Cruz said nothing about them when questioning Zuck. He never even alluded to them. Also, the tweet you posted from them yesterday was from two years ago and you posted it as if it were current. They were tweeting about the Presidential primary election, not the senate race that Ted Cruz is running now.

RatherBeSailing said...

Ref the thumbs us guys: maybe they are all Texas Aggies.

Harry Hamid said...

9:57:

Cruz actually mentioned them by name. https://youtu.be/a78yqqRcJqE?t=1m31s

Anonymous said...

Zuckerburg sounds just like the person on the Showtime series Billionare that is an asexual investor.

Anonymous said...

Barry what are the demographics of your staff?

Anonymous said...

I loved Green Acres...very funny. Yep he was a lawyer. She was a riot...miss them. Good clean humor...nothing compares to their talent.

Anonymous said...

10:07

I stand corrected. Somehow I didn't hear that in Cruz's long litany of conservative suppression FB is involved in the first time I watched it. My apologies.

Triple Fake... said...

"(And I never knew that Eddie Albert's character, the guy who just walked away to live on a farm, was a lawyer who was sick of his job.)"
It had as much to do with just wanting to really be a farmer and get away from the NYC lifestyle. Were you not paying attention during the theme song?
Ditzy Lisa was the cornerstone of the humor on that show.
And his name was Oliver Wendell Douglas. His TV parents (and the show's creators) gave him that name for a reason

Anonymous said...

Sonic & DQ grilled cheese are horrible.

Anonymous said...

Wait a minute. Did you just say that while we are spending countless dollars investigating the influence foreign interests may have exercised to influence the election via Facebook, that it is okay for Facebook to censor one side of the political aisle because they are a private entity?
And you're still okay with a federal magistrate issuing a search warrant for records between a client and attorney based on an Entertainment Tonite segment from 2005?

Anonymous said...

Can't believe they were accusing him of tapping our phone conversation..come on that's ridiculous. He did a great job both days...took a lot of guts to hold his temper. It was like a witch hunt.

Anonymous said...

Sonic.

Anonymous said...

RE: Fromage grillé

All the previous responses are available(I like Sonic myself), but it is a little known fact you can get a grilled cheese at McDonalds. It is one of the items on their "secret" menu

Anonymous said...

If there was any sincerity to "reforming" Facebook, they would eliminate all closed/secret groups. The fake news industrial complex is alive and well, they're operating in the echo chambers of secret/closed groups.

DFW Godfather

Anonymous said...

9:57

Ethical journalism....not sure why Barry would even comment on the subject. Ethical liberal is an oxymoron. Liberals follow no rules. Barry's spin is like CNN. He disregards the behavior of democrats. He offers no solutions. He just stirs stuff up....

Anonymous said...

Tom and Chee at Alliance best grilled cheese!

Anonymous said...

9:35, history proves Barry's point correct. The biggest friend of 1930s Germany was Stalin's Russia. They divided up Poland and had huge trading accounts with each other. The best of friends - until they weren't friends anymore and Germany invaded. Our best little buddy in the whole world, Israel, (sarcasm font) has been caught several times in more recent history placing espionage agents in critical U. S. government offices to gather intelligence to leverage their agenda, not our agenda. And don't forget the unprovoked attack on the USS Liberty in international waters by good friend Israel. Short answer, nations will always look out for their own interests of the moment.

DF Dr. Henry Kissinger

Anonymous said...

Well, Mr. Dougl.... errr, I mean Mr. Green, I have a lovely Wise county farm that I can offer to you today for a low low price. Contact me right away. I'll throw in a pig if you buy today.

DF Mr. Haney

Anonymous said...

Andy didn't need a MRAP. Ever. And I only had one bullet.

DF Barney Fife

Anonymous said...

Question on Green acres. Why did Lisa remain in her peignoir most of the day? Asking for a friend.

DF Sam Drucker

Anonymous said...

Barry, a handy translator for hand gestures. When Aggies do the thumbs up gesture, it means Gig 'Em. When Republicans like Trump do the same gesture, it means F**k You. It's easy to understand when you know the language.

DF Berlitz

Garry Solmonson said...

The comments are almost as entertaining as your blog.

Anonymous said...

re Vitter:

As Chief Justice Earl Warren said at the time:

We conclude that, in the field of public education, the doctrine of "separate but equal" has no place. Separate educational facilities are inherently unequal. Therefore, we hold that the plaintiffs and others similarly situated for whom the actions have been brought are, by reason of the segregation complained of, deprived of the equal protection of the laws guaranteed by the Fourteenth Amendment.

This is beyond argument. It is not the occasion for a tap-dance, no matter how deft.

All the best people.

Anonymous said...

If Tony Conigliaro was around, we could ask him of his opinion of the beanball. I think you would find he was NOT a big fan. Sad story and good guy.

DF Blackie Sherrod

Anonymous said...

Yesterdays has a grilled cheese called Leave It To Beaver. Very good

Sibley said...

in re: Brown v Board. The daughter of the Browns felt it was incorrectly decided. Malcolm Gladwell's podcast, Revisionist History, had a great podcast on the subject. Below is an excerpt of Gladwell in an interview:
The court, for its own peculiar reasons, wanted to claim that black people, as a result of segregation, had suffered a kind of grievous and catastrophic psychological injury. And I’m sorry, that’s just not true.

The Trump nominee did not defend segregation, but rather the legal reasoning the Court used, i.e. pop psychology. As a result, Black teachers all across the South lost their jobs. The podcast is worth listening to, for those who care what the plaintiffs thought about the results.

Gladwell's podcast link: http://revisionisthistory.com/episodes/13-miss-buchanans-period-of-adjustment

Anonymous said...

Barry, you must be on to something. Major Huffington Post article this week on what cheese makes the best grilled cheese sandwich.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/best-cheese-for-grilled-cheese-sandwich_us_5acbb3b1e4b07a3485e742c5

DF Chowhound

Anonymous said...

FYI - The racist federal judge nominee is Wendy Vitter. Wife of Senator David Vitter. She stood by the Senator when he was exposed as a diaper wearing customer of the D.C. Madame. Wendy will stand by her circus freak of a husband by refuses to state that the correct decision was made in Brown v Board of Education.

We are all screwed

DFW Godfather


https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2015/10/david-vitter-louisiana-governors-race-lovechild-allegation/

Anonymous said...

Panera Bread pretty good GC.

Anonymous said...

MAGA President Trump

Anonymous said...

McDonald's grilled cheese is exactly what you think it is, and not the best, plus it's an "off the menu" request that they'll usually do...but technically, it's an option for someone just dying for some bread and cheese that can't for some reason make it at home or wait a few minutes.

Anonymous said...

Thank God Hillary is not president

Sibley said...

to 11:17
The nominee believes the legal reasoning was incorrect. The Black plaintiffs agree with her.

She does not support segregation.

mzchief said...

According to Google, Whataburger does a grilled cheese sandwich on Texas toast.

Anonymous said...

Trump supporters believe the president when he says that he is a victim of idiocy and corruption—that Jeff Sessions made “a very terrible mistake for the country” by recusing himself from the Russia investigation, that James Comey is out to besmirch his reputation, and that Rod Rosenstein is enabling “a witch hunt.”

Now, I don’t think the evidence supports Trump’s claims. But for the sake of argument, imagine all of that is correct and that his supporters are right to believe it.

That leaves Team #MAGA with an inconvenient problem: While Trump is not a crook in that telling of events, he is nevertheless an utterly incompetent president who failed at perhaps the most important thing a successful president must do: appoint “the best people,” as Trump promised voters.

So, either he did hire the best people and they're doing their job for a good reason or he hired a bunch of incompetent boobs. Both scenarios suggest a terrible president.

Anonymous said...

Krav MAGA President Trump

Anonymous said...

Fellatio's makes a good grilled cheese.

Anonymous said...

Damn green I think you have done went FULL RETARD on us.

Under the media noise Quinnipiac says public by 54-34 credit Trump over Obama for economic growth. Even Democrats favor Trump 46-43 on jobs.

You really should stop trusting that coffee that your Secretary brings you.


Anonymous said...

The comments section is like herpes. It goes away for a while but comes back every so often to remind you.

Anonymous said...

"Speaking of government waste, you might want to look through some of the county department record books for expendable cash receipts and verify some of the employees 'on the clock' moments. There are some interesting things that the publics tax dollars are going to. Might want to start inside the county courthouse."

This is actually the last thing a lawyer in a small town who makes his living exclusively in that courthouse wants to do.

Good grief man.


"I think the issue here with Facebook is that they are so big, so pervasive and they are highly liberal. They can shut out all conservative content. Facebook is a very powerful propoganda machine for Dems and they can completely silence the opposition. Other tech companies are following their lead."

It is well documented that they allowed thousands and thousands of Trump trolls to flood the system. Not that they censored conservatives. Y'all have to watch something besides Info Wars. For your own education, please.


"You totally took out of context the judge's comments on Brown vs. BoE! That was not what she was saying at all, she was saying she would put her personal views aside on any case ruling if confirmed. This is what we want right, unbiased judges?"

Liar. She was asked if she thought it was correctly decided, and she specifically refused to say.


Rage

Harry Hamid said...

10:26: No one owes me an apology ever.

Except 1:05. 1:05 owes me an apology for making me google the restaurant he mentioned.

Anonymous said...

No, you're screwed snowflake.

Anonymous said...

8 more kids killed since lunchtime from being on the phone while driving.

Anonymous said...

8:20------

You know you just described the 8 years of Obama, right?

Anonymous said...

Boogerzucker is proof there is no god. No self-respecting deity would ever allow an aberration like Boogerzucker to destroy a formerly great country and walk away with Solomon's gold

Anonymous said...

Garry@ 10:59-------

The comments are infinitely more interesting than the blog. We are the talent here. Green is just the guy dumb enough to host this train wreck (trainwreck?) for free.

Anonymous said...

Are you calling Bob Gibson a coward? That's raycist.

The Backdoor Intruder

Anonymous said...

The key phrase here was "can shut out", I didn't say they did. It looks like that is beginning though! You realy like to lie and twist things but are never successful. Liar!

She refused to say because they could literally ask her personal opinion on every single case from there, hence it is a slippery slope to open up to that. She stated simply that she would follow the law as it had been interpreted to short cut the dog and pony show! Her personal views are irrelevant. You are the liar, I correctly stated what she said without twisting it like BG! You lie more than anyone I've ever sparred with. Liar!

Anonymous said...

Some of Sharen’s hires are terrible. I drink with one of them and he is one of the worst lawyers in the county. He’s bragging now that his salary is 100k but he’s also a liar so who knows. Claims he just got promoted. He drinks almost every night about a mile away from his workplace. It’s disgusting that he’s making money from the taxpayers. I haven’t seen him but it has been rumored that he will sometimes hit the bar mid afternoon. I would like to think our da is better than this and people like this guy aren’t representing us. Seedy.

Anonymous said...

Police of Chief? DF Nancy Pelosi

Anonymous said...

Skippy, I just saw on a fake news channel (CNN) that Paul Ryan was fundraising for the Republican party, not for himself. You made it sound like he was fundraising for his own campaign. Please correct yourself tommorow.

Anonymous said...

No, you're screwed cornflake.

Anonymous said...

The Enemy.

Anonymous said...

1:05 --

Fellatio's makes good tacos.