The Campaign For DA

4.03.2018

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts


  • When's the last time you felt like it was freezing in the evening and then woke up to a 70 degree temperature?
  • Here's some advice to the "Affluenza Teen": Shut up. Don't give interviews. Lay low. (Which is basically good advice for anyone when the criminal justice system is after you.) And did her really drive off in a Tesla after being released from jail? 
  • Speaking of, any chance he is scared of his own FBI and Justice Department?:
  • I was at a driver's license hearing (DWI related) yesterday where the DPS lawyer called the officer as a witness first -- the only witness in the brief hearing. The defense lawyer then went on cross and asked just a couple of questions of the officer who was sitting across the table from him. DPS then rested and the judge asked the defense lawyer if he had any evidence. He said, "Yes, I'd like to call the officer." A huge question mark went over everyone's head (including mine) and he, I think, sensed it. So he said, "Well it was their witness and now I'd like to call him as my witness." Huh? 
  • The same lawyer after the hearing told the DPS lawyer, "I'll get back to you on this one. It's really interesting." Dude. The judge will issue a decision within two days and then the case is over. If you have any "interesting" evidence, that was the time to present it. You do realize the DPS lawyer isn't the prosecutor in the DWI case, right? 
  • Monday at the Masters where players skip the ball across a water hazard at the sixteenth hole is some of the most entertaining things you'll see. 
  • I once had an IRS agent show up in my office in Decatur, read me my "taxpayer rights", and then tell me I had been filing the wrong Employer's Withholding tax return form. I asked him if I had not been paying enough -- a legitimate question since he had traveled all the way to see me --  and he told me, "No, you have just have been filing the wrong form." That's still one of the weirdest experiences I've ever had. Once I filed the right form, I had a $5.00 refund coming. 
  • I can't imagine what it it is like these days to be a high school kid. I can't imagine what it is like to be a high school teacher. 
  • Nothing like a redneck song from 1984 to put you in position to beat an a Democratic challenger in Texas in 2018.
  • I'm not making this up -- This is where Rafael Edward "Ted" Cruz decided to start that re-election kickoff last night. I bet that was a very diverse crowd:
  • I thought U.S. Rep. Robert “Beto” O’Rourke, the Democrat who currently represents the El Paso area and is challenging Cruz, was Hispanic. I was wrong. Side note: Look at this: 
  • Mrs. LL has gone on a watching binge of The Office lately (which pretty much means I am, too.) I'll throw this out: The Office is greater than Seinfeld
  • Does anyone have a link to a guide as to how to grow tomatoes? Or, alternatively, where a farmer's market type stand can be found this summer where you can find home grown tomatoes?
  • Trump will do one of his insane tweets criticizing Amazon and the stock will go down that day. How much would you bet that someone in Trump's inner circle shorted that stock the day before one of those tweets because he tipped them off? 
  • I spent a couple of hours in White Settlement yesterday. It is far from a white settlement. 
  • That's a massive Oklahoma teachers' strike/protest which is going on. 
  • Villanova won the basketball National Championship last night. They won every game in the tournament by double digits. 

53 comments:

Anonymous said...

"I spent a couple of hours in White Settlement yesterday. It is far from a white settlement. "

Listen I do not believe in most things people call racists as being racist but this sir WOW! Kudos for reminding everyone that the Klan was 98% democrats!

Anonymous said...

Demases farms south of Boyd off 730. I think the address is Van Meter Road. Best produce around.

Andy Stevenson said...

They only beat Tech by 12.

Redneck Country Club is owned by one of the most listened to talk radio hosts in Houston.

Anonymous said...

Surely you don't think Robert Francis "Beto" O'Rourke would want people to "think" he was Hispanic , do you? You mean to say that this Irish-American son of Melissa Martha Williams and El Paso County Judge Pat Francis O'Rourke is NOT Hispanic?? Well, heck. My name is Robert so I'll just go with BETO from now on. Who knows . . . . . might even get me a few of those hispanic votes when I run for office.

Anonymous said...

I still don't understand why Cruz is questioning Beto's Texanity. Cruz wasn't born here. he didn't even get here as fast as he could.

Anonymous said...

Here's some advice to the "Affluenza Teen": Shut up. Don't give interviews. Lay low.


Wish the Pope would do the same.

Anonymous said...

Nothing like a redneck song from 1984 to put you in position to beat an a Democratic challenger in Texas in 2018.


Good grammar.

Anonymous said...

The Office (until Steve Carrell left the show) is easily the best comedy that has ever been on television.

Anonymous said...

Why does that RTG picture today have a Vegas vibe to it? Can't put my finger on it.

DF Big Vinnie

Anonymous said...

The Affluenza Teen is a lost cause. Heck, whole family probably is lost. Wonder what the outcome of Mom's probation violation will be?

DF Can't Make This Stuff Up

RPM said...

Bravo on the RTG, counselor. She looks like she's very rude.

Upstairs said...

Google planting tomatoes in a hay bale. Works great. No weeding. End of the season, use the bale for mulch. Heck, you don't even have to bend over to pick the tomatoes.

I was in a mediation once in a backroom of a law office. On a rolling cart in the corner was a box of Dunder Mifflin paper. I laughed outloud. It confused everyone else but The Office fans.

Anonymous said...

Beginning this Saturday morning (and every Saturday through November) try the Community Market in downtown Denton.

Triple Fake... said...

why is everybody freaking out about the Tesla? It's not his car, presumably. He's not allowed to drive.

Perhaps you don't know the history of White Settlement and why it got the name. But Census data shows it's 85% Anglo. Coincidentally, the mayor's name is White. Wanna make something of that, too?

You must not have been paying attention before the primaries when there was a big deal about how Cruz had Anglicized his name, and was campaigning opposite a candidate who is Anglo but had a Hispanic-sounding name. Beto is a common Spanish nickname for Robert, and growing up in El Paso he was known by that name.

Anonymous said...

Re: Ted Cruz

John Boehner, Former House speaker and an Ohio Republican, "I have Democrat friends and Republican friends. I get along with almost everyone, but I have never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch in my life."

Lindsey Graham, Republican senator from South Carolina, "If you killed Ted Cruz on the floor of the Senate, and the trial was in the Senate, nobody would convict you." Mr Graham now grudgingly supports Mr Cruz's presidential bid.

Peter King, Republican congressman from New York, "I hate Ted Cruz, and I think I'll take cyanide if he ever got the nomination." He later told CNN that he would not actually kill himself.

Donald Trump, Republican presidential candidate, "He's a nasty guy. Nobody likes him. Nobody in Congress likes him. Nobody likes him anywhere once they get to know him."

Ann Coulter, Conservative media personality and Trump supporter, "Just look at Cruz's face: it's got career scum politician, aka liar, written all over it."

John McCain, Republican senator from Arizona, "You know, it's always the wacko birds ... that get the media megaphone," he said referring to Mr Cruz and others. Mr McCain has also cast doubt on whether the Canadian-born Cruz was eligible to be president.

George W Bush, Former Republican president; Mr Cruz worked on his staff during his 2000 campaign, "I just don't like the guy," the fellow Texan told Republican donors privately in October.

http://www.bbc.com/news/election-us-2016-36164195

Anonymous said...

the Tesla was his attorney's vehicle. And for keeping his mouth shut nobody knows how he feels, so they are assuming he is not sorry for what he did. His life is stuffed...will probably commit suicide eventually because I don't believe he is the monster they think he is. But if he continues to be a punk, I will be proved wrong. Surely two years in jail has changed him. But wait, it may have made him a very bitter person unless he had some extreme help while there.

Anonymous said...

8:59 Fort Worth worth is not a white settlement anymore either....neither in Texas. We just have to suck it up and live with it.

Anonymous said...

"Speaking of, any chance he is scared of his own FBI and Justice Department?:"

I think it is more interesting that he's advocating an executive branch agency submit to the will of the legislative branch. Usually, there's at least a little tug-o-war when Congress requests docs/info from the executive branch. Will be interesting to see what his stance will be if the house or senate flips to Dems and they start asking for docs from the WH. Oh, never mind, we already know.

Anonymous said...

IS BULLET POINT ONE REFERRING TO CLIMATE CHANGE / CARBON FOOTPRINT? IS BULLET POINT TWO RIDICULING SOMEONE FOR REDUCING THEIR CARBON FOOTPRINT?
TF AL GORE

Anonymous said...

@9:20
THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID

TF MICHAEL SCOTT

Anonymous said...

Re Tomato bullet - REALLY! Try Decatur Community Market on Facebook & you know there is a vegetable stand across from the Fina gas station as well.

Grow your own - the tomato plants at Lowe's have tags on them with instructions.

Anonymous said...

American reboot of The Office is a dumbed-down, loud, bloated version of the original. Sucks.

Anonymous said...

Did you pull said attorney aside and mentor or just shake your head and judge? Also "redneck song" from 1984? You and your arrogant ilk are why he won.

Anonymous said...

9:12 reference to the Pope - well the same sentiment to Robert Jeffress at First Baptist Dallas. Leave my Pope alone.....

Educated by nuns & proud of it

wordkyle said...

From what's been revealed so far we should all be leery of the FBI and DOJ.

Triple Fake... said...

correction to my earlier comment: Ethan Couch is allowed to drive, but the vehicle must have a camera-equipped ignition interlock device installed in it, per FWS-T article

Anonymous said...

Yee yee

Anonymous said...

9:09, Beto has been Beto since he was a toddler, but you go on ahead and be stupid.

Anonymous said...

Dennis Prager’s new book is #2 on the Amazon best seller list.

Anonymous said...

White Settlement means non Native American.

Anonymous said...

There would not have been an “office” if there had not been a “Seinfeld.”

Anonymous said...

Eat all the tomatoes you can this summer. It’s not like they cause joint damage or anything.

Anonymous said...

Cruz-O'Rourke here: https://www.salon.com/2018/03/07/ted-cruz-who-uses-his-middle-name-attacks-beto-orourke-for-using-a-nickname/

Lots of Texans are called a Mexican nickname...sometimes it happes in Spanish class, when everyone has to use a Spanish version of their name. Ed becomes Eduardo, Tom becomes Tomas, Mary becomes Maria, Robert becomes Roberto aka Beto, etc.
Cruz, on the other hand, anglicized his Latino name... Rafael Edward Cruz.

https://youtu.be/MvKElqdUxZg

Anonymous said...

There ya go WK, just keep attacking the institutions of government - I'll remind you of the oath federal officers take:

I, [name], do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend **the Constitution of the United States** against all enemies, foreign and domestic;...

I've taken that oath twice now and have in my 23 years of service to this country never met a career (not appointed) official who deliberately or purposefully decided to take a course of action that was politically motivated. I have worked alongside Dems, Reps, and even a handful of die-hard libertarians ... and even though we may bitch amongst ourselves about whoever the current occupant of the WH may be, we put our personal feelings aside and do our job. And yeah, I've served both at HQ and out in the field at a level to have seen it happen if it was going to happen.

Anonymous said...

Educated by nuns & proud of it

10:07 AM


Same here 10:07 - that's why I want him to quit giving interviews that hurt the church. Did you not hear about the latest where the Vatican is scrambling to reverse his comments about 'no such thing as hell?"

Anonymous said...

A link to a guide to grow tomatoes? Trust me on this one dude, that's something you can't do on a frickin ipad, moron. Try getting off your devices (and ass) and going outside. That'd be a good start

Anonymous said...

Wordkyle is getting crazier every day, and has the audacity to call us Democrats batshit. He's so hypocritical.

I totally agree with Upstairs about growing tomatoes in straw bales. I've done that for the last four years, and have gotten the best tasting and largest crops ever. Plus, you don't have to get down in the dirt and fire ants. Here's a link to the guy I learned from, Joel Karsten.......

https://strawbalegardens.com/

He oversees a Facebook page that is full of great information too..(it's a private group, but they will probably accept you)...there are quite a few folks doing this up here in North Central Texas.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/strawbalemiraclegarden/?ref=bookmarks

wordkyle said...

1133 - You extrapolated quite a bit from my comment to form your response. I referred to the individuals within the FBI and DOJ who have, to the unbiased eye, very possibly short-circuited the constitutional process in their pursuit of political goals. The FBI has dragged its feet in complying with court orders and FOIA requests, not a sign of innocence. Any time high level bureaucrats have the ability to undermine an election result and a president's administration -- if that's what happened -- then we all need to be worried about the institutions our nation was built on.

Anonymous said...

There was a vote in 2005 to change the name of White Settlement to West Settlement. It failed with a vote of 2388 racists to 219 actual humans.

Anonymous said...

The announcers for the Michigan-Villanova game were the most biased I have ever seen. Yelling for Michigan, saying, "WE have got to step up OUR defense" etc. Glad V won. AWFUL!!!

Anonymous said...

Yay, 11:57!
Maters, maters, n more maters

Anonymous said...

White Settlement designated non American Indian. Blacks, Hispanics, etc.. were all members of the Settlement.

Anyone who didn’t want to get murdered by Comanches.

Anonymous said...

Your theory on the tweeter-in-chief's attack on Amazon is probably a well-deserved suspicion. The real cause, however, is pure sour grapes:

http://fortune.com/2017/10/17/amazon-donald-trump-net-worth-forbes/

Gary the Graboid


Anonymous said...

According to 12:20's logic, the residents of Brownsville, TX and Black Jack, MO are racists because they have not voted the color out of their city name

Anonymous said...

11:33 - thank you for your service and your comments. I have known a lot of Federal employees in my time. As you said, they come in all political flavors. But the one thing they share in abundance is a desire to serve their fellow citizens in a professional manner. They insure the purity of our water & food; they protect us from foreign diseases and insects; they make sure monthly Social Security payments arrive on time for Seniors; they investigate possible crimes against our Nation; and many other essential functions. And for the privilege of doing that they are accused of rank favoritism, pettiness, slovenliness, being a drain on the National Treasury, and easily cut to save money. They take this abuse from people and politicians with other agendas and show up every day to do their job. I, for one, am proud of the job they do.

DF Lives in the Real World

Anonymous said...

So you are saying his parents were cultural appropriaters, that's a leftist since and he should step down immediatley!

Anonymous said...

Shut up Tom Brady!

Anonymous said...

I disagree with the mater's in hay bales. It does work but you get a varied degree of quality in the taste depending on what soil the hay was grown in. Also you don't know what fertilizer was used on the hay. I switched to doing container plants stacked on pallets where I grow a variety of heirlooms. I control the soil and nutrients. I use a few shovels of my own compost in each pot combined with organic soil.

Anonymous said...

12:20----------
That is not true. The referendum was to change the name to more accurately reflect the demographics, from White Settlement to White Trash Settlement

Anonymous said...

1:15 - I think you may have watched the game on Michigan's Team Cast. A couple of years ago they started airing the game on three different channels: TBS, TruTV, and TNT. TRuTV and TNT were announced by homers for each team, one for Villanova and one for Michigan. Guess they are trying to make the fan experience better. The regularly called game was on TBS. No "we" language.

Anonymous said...

02:01...ha! Cesar De Leon called the local assistant attorneys the N word...still a city commissioner....see us Mexicans can also be racist!

Anonymous said...

3:24 Are you high on something ? That spiel is a little cut and dried for me !

Anonymous said...

3:24, you and 11:33 need to get a room