The Campaign For DA

4.19.2018

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts


  • I really don't know anything about Garry Shandling and never watched anything he was in, but the one hour of the HBO documentary I saw last night, The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling, is one of the most powerful things I've ever seen. It's about mental health. 
  • How does a walkout by students at Northwest's Eaton High School because of gun violence turn ugly by some dumb students bringing out Confederate flags?
  • I love the Dallas mayor. There was a hearing yesterday in front of the city council where Railroad Commission representatives were there to answer questions about the Atmos Energy gas line crisis. Of course, they didn't have a clue since they were unprepared government employees who are just collecting a check.  After being frustrated, he told them "I'm trying to figure out what our state Railroad Commission does for a living." (The Ticket always jokingly plays the theme from The Sopranos whenever they talk about him. He looked like a mob boss yesterday when he went after those incompetent people.)
  • I didn't know they were lost in 1960:
  • There is no weirder unsolved case in the metroplex than that of Missy Beavers. She was the woman murdered before an early morning workout class by someone dressed as a security guard. Her husband gave an interview about the case to KXAS where he said on the day of the murder he was coming back from a fishing trip in Mississippi and was in a car "for eight hours with . . .  this [the murder] on my mind with" he pauses "relatively no communication." Mrs. LL and I did the slow head turn to each other at that moment. KXAS was clear: "He is not a suspect."
  • What is going on?  Are these modern day money changers? Modern day Pharisees and Sadducees?
  • Speaking of. I'll say it for the millionth time: How the Board of Deacons of FBC Dallas has not fired this guy is a mystery. And the replies to this tweet are brutally true.
  • Stormy Daniels' lawyer is intimidating. If he ever gets the right to depose Trump, making it a pay per view broadcast would be the biggest money maker in the history of pay per views. And Trump is dumb enough to do it if he knew it was going to be on TV.
  • Spurs' coach Gregg Popovich's wife has died. Maybe that is why he is always grumpy in interviews. He knew something that was coming that we didn't. 
  •  I will always love his speech to the players in the huddle during a timeout in a playoff game. "Keep pounding that rock! Keep pounding that rock!" Meaning: It does not matter how hard and tough a rock is, if you keep pounding it you will eventually find the fissure and it will split. 
  • I mentioned last week that the courthouse is having upgraded outdoor cameras installed. They can see who walks in my office. Someone told me I need to install one on the front of my office building and point it at the courthouse and do a bullet point that says, "Now, I'm watching who comes and goes. And when." 
  • I'm now fascinated by the old white man's "thumb up" photo. From yesterday:
  • I got into a ridiculous Twitter fight last night about prayer, and it boiled down to this: The Bible tells us, in the words from Jesus no less, to pray in private. If you take the Bible at its literal word, you can't pray in public. (Pause right now and think about that.) But what if you obey God's Word by doing so, but you want to tell another person you prayed for them in private? Is this like violating the attorney/client privilege? Can you disclose what you told God in private? 
  • Some stranger chimed in on the Twitter fight and said that I "should pray someone doesn't whip [my] ass" for being a smart aleck. That's a pretty good comeback. 




68 comments:

Anonymous said...

Re White Men's Thumbs Up--They're obviously all a bunch of Texas A&M Aggie wannabes!! :-)

Anonymous said...

RTGs or STDs?

Anonymous said...

The context of the do not pray in public is to not be boastful or prideful about it. Your continued obsession with others' spirituality indicates a glaring deficiency in your own.

Give the thumbs up bit a rest. You obsess over the oddest things.

Anonymous said...

Someone still doesn't know what "pounding the rock" means I see! It's simply a football idiom that he borrowed. Anyway Pop's schtick has worn thin with his players and they have quit on him! Him and his sayings are no different than Jason Garrett and his dumb sayings, they get old after a while even if you do have skins on the wall. You are coaching grown men not school boys! This nonsense grows old and Pop should be fired!

wordkyle said...

Mrs. Rankin taught us in seventh grade speech class that during a debate a person could pick and choose words from the bible to support any argument. I call your quote from Matthew with Thessalonians 5:16-18 ("Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you”) and raise you a Philippians 4:6 (“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God”).

Since any stance can be supported by cherry picking the bible's literal words, maybe you should look more to the spirit of what they say. Especially if your purpose is to mock others who pray. Maybe the real message from Matthew is the first line: "And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites"

And I can't believe you're resurrecting (ta-da!) the old "pound that rock" argument.

Anonymous said...

The Dallas mayor is a buffoon who sided with BLM when Dallas police were murdered. He allowed that garbage to rampage through his city.

Anonymous said...

How does a walkout by students at Northwest's Eaton High School because of gun violence turn ugly by some dumb students bringing out Confederate flags?


No one would ever infiltrate the crowd of the opposing side and start agitating the crowds. Never.

Why Guy said...

You need to get your money back on today's RTG!

Anonymous said...

still prayin?

Anonymous said...

I though Eaton high school was in Wise or Denton County.

Anonymous said...

Your Dez post and the unsolved murder post make zero sense. The Dez post seems like a poor attempt at humor; the unsolved post is so poorly worded it is indecipherable!

My thoughts on the unsolved murder were to have cops in the area on the lookout for someone with an exagerrated gait, that swings their left foot to the side. It's such a pronounced gait it's like a finger print. Eventually you will pass this person in Walmart, a convenience store etc. Then start surveillance and I guarantee they lead back to the husband!

Anonymous said...

If you take the Bible at it's literal word you are a dumbass and you fall in one of two categories: extreme religious zealot or atheist mocking those of faith!

Anonymous said...

There are three kinds of prayer: liturgical, community and personal prayer.

Liturgical prayer is public and official in nature.

Community prayers are generally prayed by a group of persons, although individuals also use them, but they are still not public.

Personal prayer is by an individual. It comes from the heart.

Jesus prayed and preached in public, so before you go bashing or judging, just kindly keep in mind that you should not be concerned about what happens between another persons soul and God, but rather you should be concerned with your own soul and how God will judge you. No one can avoid judgment day.

Even when I see someone praying in public, unkempt, and being obvious; that is their affair, and Jesus does say not to do that.

On a side note, you just judged and put down 4 billion Muslims that pray in public daily.

Michael Kenyon said...

Why are people always wanting to whip the ass of smart alecks? I find them hilarious. :)

Anonymous said...

I'm pretty sure that was a Police uniform, not a s'curty guard uniform.

Anonymous said...

#begolden

Anonymous said...

Glad the media is focused on getting rid of Trump via shit I don't care about; i.e. Russian BS and Whorey Daniels.


It would be better if they worried about us getting NUKED with missiles built with US technology that was sold to China by Bill Clinton; that were funded by billions of $$$ dollars given to Iran by Obama; with warheads containing US uranium sold to Russia by Hillary Clinton.

Anonymous said...

It’s funny how you keep thinking that Popovich saying “Keep pounding that rock” signifies some life lesson on perseverance. In “street” basketball parlance, “pound the rock” means to find any way possible to get the basketball (rock) close to the basket (e.g., dribble or pass the ball to the basket to get a layup, short jump shot, slam dunk, or foul). This signifies Popovich’s belief that the opposing team’s interior defense is weak thereby providing a good chance of getting a basket, a foul, or both, if the ball is “pushed” close to the basket.

Anonymous said...

Our President Trump is still Winning

MAGA

Anonymous said...

Eaton is the sissy school. They wouldn’t protest at the original school on 114

Anonymous said...

"Since any stance can be supported by cherry picking the bible's literal words, maybe you should look more to the spirit of what they say. Especially if your purpose is to mock others who pray."

Good one. Now explain Jeffress/Trump in light of the "spirit" of Christianity.




BG, I want to congratulate you. No obvious typos, proper use of brackets in a quote... Are you outsourcing your blog content?

Rage

Anonymous said...

"Pounding the rock" most likely meant to keep feeding the big guy down low.

Anonymous said...

The one place you get your information from (Matthew 6), is just that...one place. In Luke, we are given the form for prayer that we call the Lord's Prayer. In Mark as well as Matthew, the disciples are asked to watch and pray for one hour. That's the reason many liturgical churches do a watch following Maundy Thursday services that lasts till noon on Good Friday.
In various places we are told to kneel when we pray, to pray with our hands in the air, with our face to the ground, to be seated, and to stand. That's a busy closet ritual if we do all that in private.
You need to consider that Christ gave us many different types of prayer, from corporate (my church prays for everyone, every time we have a service) to personal petitions, to thanksgiving, to intercessory prayer. We are told to pray continuously, and I doubt that means in total privacy, though in reality, no one I know walks around praying aloud, so maybe that is 'in private' since it is a mental attitude of prayer.
Good luck on Twitter. There are a lot of Bible scholars around. Me? Nah, I'm just someone who goes to church regularly.

Anonymous said...

With that gaggle of folks in the pool in today's RTG pict, odds are at least a couple peed in the water. EEEEEEWWWWWW!

DF Stacy's Mom

Anonymous said...

Take Abe golfing? Another advertisement for a Trump golf property? What ethical violation?

DF Confused Trump Ethics Advisor

Anonymous said...

If Jesus of Nazareth walked through the doors of First Baptist Dallas, he would be immediately turned around and escorted out for improper dress. Not churchy enough for a gathering supposedly in His name.

DF Apostle Paul

Anonymous said...

Trump obviously was not beat up enough as a kid by his contemporary younglings. No humility in his adult self.

DF The Schoolyard Mean Streets Shape Character

Anonymous said...

Barry, leave the sports idioms to people who have actually been involved in sports. You're a poser. You think pound the rock is about breaking rocks and perseverance!! Hysterical.

Anonymous said...

That photo with all those bodies in that swimming pool is disgusting! There is NO WAY I would get in that pool. Just use your imagination as to what "fluids" are in there. Sickening.

Anonymous said...

Attacking someone's faith is usually a deal killer, even for the best of smart aleck's!

Anonymous said...

The Railroad Commission is there for one reason; to protect the Oil and Gas Companies.

Anonymous said...

Mayor Rawlings is a really good Mayor. He cares about people, all people. Spurs coach is not always grumpy in interviews. You think that because only the grumpy stuff is selected and shown on TV.

Anonymous said...

Praising God or Thanking God are both forms of prayer - I hear that in public all the time. Example is the hero SW pilot. Gonna condemn her?

Anonymous said...

Hey Skippy, STAY WOKE!! Has Trump launched nukes into North Korea yet? Has Trump fired Sessions yet? The worm is turning on investigating Obammy, Lynch, Comey, Clinton, and the deep state FBI. This is gonna get good!

Anonymous said...

Just read Dez Bryant's tweet. And you thought Trump was losing it?

Anonymous said...

Dude, you need to go back to the unsolved murder post. It makes no damn sense.

That Guy said...

No different except for the rings and he’s one them with a host of different players.

Do you even sports brah?

Anonymous said...

9:52 one in five American's admit to peeing in the pool. That pool is teeming with pee. EEEEEEEEWWWWWWW, indeed.

That Guy said...

The walk out going south…

Why? Because kids are a bunch of silly provacateurs who like to whore themselves out for attention. Unless they’re trying to change the world, and then they’re totally legit and a shining example for the rest of us

DF David Hogg

RatherBeSailing said...

If FBC Dallas follows the other mega churches, Jeffries is the CEO and the Deacons have no authority to fire him.

Anonymous said...

Re read brah!!!

wordkyle said...

By the way, the first time I remember seeing anyone use the thumbs-up gesture was Bruce Lee at the end of Enter the Dragon. Since you say it's now an "old white man's" gesture, are they guilty of cultural appropriation?

And never mind that it would be the first emoji in history specifically created for old white men to use.

Anonymous said...

Looks like Rage's true identity is out there.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/after-calling-barbara-bush-an-‘amazing-racist’-a-professor-taunts-critics-‘i-will-never-be-fired’/ar-AAw2hxF

Anonymous said...

RTG's are gross

Anonymous said...

@wordkyle

Well played, sir! *slow clap*

-b

Anonymous said...

Regarding Missy Bevers- 10/10 it was the father in law.

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DF Old White Guy

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Anonymous said...

1:17
WATCH OUT. BARRY WILL POINT OUT THE LACK OF DIVERSITY IN YOUR LINEUP. IT SHOULDN'T RESEMBLE BARRY'S OFFICE!

TF RACIST OUT OF CONVENIENCE
πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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Anonymous said...

That may be the ugliest group of girls you have ever posted

Anonymous said...

She was hot and her last name was Beavers !!!!

Sibley said...

Barry is correct about Jeffers.

Self promoting pharisee

Anonymous said...

I'd jump right in the middle of those RTGs. Asian stew is my favorite.

Anonymous said...

RTG's..... I bet that pool now smells of noodle.

Anonymous said...

Oh by the Barry's "it's a commercial wrapped into a bit" on the Ticket has been debunked. The Hardline vehemently denied Barry's brainiac accusation or observation earlier this week.

Maybe you should focus on the alleged rapes in Waco. If you try hard enough maybe they didn't happen.

Anonymous said...

Catch up question.....why would Barry have an office in the courthouse?

Anonymous said...

Baylor should have not been a part of the Big 12

Anonymous said...

3 words... antibiotic resistant gonorrhea!

Anonymous said...

11:19

You realize I'm sure Bryant plays a game for money and Trump is the POTUS, right?

How you could compare those 2 shows you were born and raised in Newark, but conceived in Rhome.

Anonymous said...

RE: RTG girls

To those that complain that you only post pics of Caucasians.....

SUCK IT, especially if you live in Abernathy.

Anonymous said...

Barry is correct about pounding the rock

https://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/17/sports/basketball/spurs-title-is-a-victory-for-persistence.html

In a corner of the San Antonio Spurs’ locker room, there is a framed quotation from the muckraking social reformer Jacob Riis.

“When nothing seems to help,” it reads, “I go back and look at the stonecutter hammering away at his rock perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred and first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not that blow that did it — but all that had gone before.”

Anonymous said...

I heard the kid that brought the confederate flag to the Eaton anti-gun walkout was an honor student. So, your use of the word dumb was completely incorrect and yet another example of liberal fake news...

wordkyle said...

538 - You are correct. After something like 4000 posts, our host finally featured non-Caucasian RT girls.

Does "token" apply here? I don't ever use the word, but you guys on the Left seem comfortable with it, so you can advise on its use.

mzchief said...

Matthew 6:5-6 (NIV) is fairly clear on how one is supposed to pray.

5 “And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. 6 But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you."

I still stand by my belief that prayer is meant to change those who pray, not change God.

Anonymous said...

Grown-ass man having twitter fights? With a stranger? Were you getting a pedicure at the same time?

Anonymous said...

Evangelicals who still support Trump and willing to give him a pass on breaking the ten commandments because of his policies on social conservative issues want their religious beliefs law. No different than the Jewish religious leaders who rejected Jesus teachings. Fundamentalism in any religion limits rights for women and others with different religious beliefs. Trump is a smart con artist, understanding he needed evangelicals to win. Jeffries and others wanted an open door to the White House and the power it brings on over turning a woman's right to a legal abortion. They must stop a young teen age girl from having an abortion or is it really about having political power? Keep telling congregations the supreme court is the only issue and keep an immoral president unfit to hold the office.

Anonymous said...

Did you review ALL the unsolved cases in DFW before deciding this is the weirdest one? Or are you basing it on what the media feeds you? I have a feeling there are far weirder unsolved cases, they just might not involve the good fortune of videotape and a background story that makes for good TV news ratings.