The Campaign For DA

4.24.2018

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts


  • I had heard of "Purple Drank" before but I learned yesterday of basically the same thing called "Lean" is going around. 
  • It's allergy season which is killing me, but, believable or not, it is causing some "vertigo, or dizzy spells" in Austin. 
  • If you haven't gone down 287 to Fort Worth to see the flowers in the median, you need to. But they aren't bluebonnets, they are pink. (Unless I'm color blind.) 
  • I completely missed that Major League Baseball had a batter set a record for the longest at bat of all time which lasted 12 minutes and 45 seconds. The batter fouled off 16 pitches, including 10 in a row before finally flying out.
  • There are a lot of new faces on Fox 4 News. Something is going on over there. 
  • I'm now reading Elmer Gantry (yep, I had never read it before.) It is completely different than I expected and pretty hard hitting. The prose by Sinclair Lewis are beautiful, but I wonder if that book would even get published today. 
  • Grand Prairie police shot and killed a man at Ikea. 
  • Alabama closed state offices yesterday for "Confederate Memorial Day." Those people won't give it up. 
  • How I've never been to the Civil War Museum in White Settlement (pause), is a mystery to my own mind. The great Robert Wilonsky did. 
  • Any chance this is the first time Trump has ever picked up a shovel?:
  • Mrs. LL and I have a bit about who can create the best hummingbird water for a feeder. She now says, "Say my name!"

44 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wonder how I would feel about my community honoring someone who fought to keep my grandparents enslaved?

HarveyLee said...

RTG: Great background also.

Anonymous said...

It's time to put all thinks confederate in museums or books.

Anonymous said...

The pink flowers are Evening Primrose!

Harry Hamid said...

A google search reveals several other events at which President Trump was holding a shovel.

But still, this is my favorite picture of him with a shovel, posted without comment:

https://media.gettyimages.com/photos/brigitte-macron-wife-of-french-president-emmanuel-macron-reaches-over-picture-id950443880

Anonymous said...

How did you miss this from the Messenger Update?
BULL RIDING POSTPONED – The Wise County Cowboy Church Built God Tough bull riding originally scheduled for last Saturday has been postponed until May 12 due to weather.

How tough is God Tough? Not tough enough to weather some weather...

Anonymous said...

Pretending the civil war didn't happen doesn't mean it never happened. Mature, logical minds can remember a horrific war in our nation without glorifying slavery.

Anonymous said...

The pitcher should have thrown the Heater like Ricky.

Df Manager Lou Brown

Anonymous said...

Barry and Wilonsky are tied.

Anonymous said...

Pity someone didn't teach Obama to work.

Anonymous said...

Why do I think more white sheets are sold in 'Bama than any other state?

DF Sear White Sale

Anonymous said...

Trump watched too much Green Acres about doing manual labor in a full suit.

DF French First Lady Brigitte Macron

Anonymous said...

Do you reply to Mrs LL's directive by saying Heisenberg?

DF Walter White

Anonymous said...

TWO THINGS I WAS EXPECTING TO NOT SEE HERE TODAY. 1) ANOTHER SENSELESS MASS MURDER BY A WEAPON THAT IS ENTIRELY TOO ACCESSIBLE AND EFFICIENT 2) KANYE'S COMMENTS REGARDING THE CURRENT AND PREVIOUS ADMINISTRATIONS. YOU DIDN'T DISAPPOINT

Anonymous said...

Good find, Harry Hamid!

Anonymous said...

Really? You are so inclined to criticize President Trump that you'll critique his shovel skills?

Anonymous said...

Hey Skippy, STAY WOKE!! Has Trump launched nukes into North Korea yet? Has Trump fired Sessions yet? I'm sure Trump has attended many ground breaking ceremonies because of all of his developments. I'll bet he's never picked up a pink baseball bat.

Those that forget their history are doomed to repeat it.

Anonymous said...

If the racist Southern Poverty Law Center is standing with Faith in Action to call for an end of these days honoring confederacy, why is there only one person standing in the picture?

Anonymous said...

I miss Breakin Bad

Anonymous said...

Many times with allergies your ears are affeced..therefore you equilibrium is off...makes your dizzy...take anti inflammable meds to cure the problem. I like Tylenol Allergy tablets.

Anonymous said...

Never of of the Purple Drank stuff...you should keep it quiet..Tide Pod eating teens may be listening.

Anonymous said...

Sell the Lee statue, Dallas. Sell it now.

Sell it to someone that will display it proudly on their own private property and watch how quick that people will petition to have it removed.

Anonymous said...

When are the high school kids nationwide going to plan a walkout to call for a ban on those AR-15-Vans (Toronto), AR-15-Knives (London), AR-15-Bombs (Austin) and AR-15-Phones (10 people/day die in USA by using while driving)?

Anonymous said...

I had vertigo a few weeks ago from allergies. My doc had me do Flonase twice a day and take Claritin D. It worked! Hummingbird nectar! I part sugar; 4 parts water; boil until dissolved and NO dye!

Anonymous said...

Hey weenies, watch this!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBEUlJZg5CY

Anonymous said...

When Barry baits readers with partial thoughts in his bullet points...

https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/misinterpretation.png

Anonymous said...

Put a few droplets of caffeine concentrate in your bird feeder and say hello to your little friends!!!

Anonymous said...

Hey 10:26 - I can answer that for you! They're not going to walkout to ban any of those items you listed because they all have multiple uses or are vital to modern life. Firearms have one purpose to kill or injure...or put holes in targets, I guess. But that's about it.

Anonymous said...

10:57 That was awesome. Greatness without a prepared speech. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Mrs. LL and I have a bit about who can create the best hummingbird water for a feeder. She now says, "Say my name!"



That's the only time you've ever heard her say it like that!

DF Your Next Door Neighbor

Anonymous said...

Hey Barry check this out...

https://www.9news.com/article/news/a-man-tried-to-jump-off-a-detroit-overpass-then-13-truckers-saved-him/73-545168022

there are still good people in this world.

Bear said...

11:47

So you consider the 2 million times a year that firearms are used in self defense to be of no significant value?

Why do you guys refuse to accept that firearms are good in the right hands?

Anonymous said...

Yeah but they drive trucks so BG looks down on them!

Anonymous said...

11:47, Guns are vital in my life to protect me from scumbags and it is my constitutional right. I don't feel safe with a pink plastic baseball bat or having to call 911 and wait 10 minutes for the police to show up and defend me. But I respect your right to put a GUN FREE ZONE sign in your yard.

Anonymous said...

Nice that you decided the GP police killed the man that shot at them repeatedly in the parking lot of IKEA- Last I saw they hadn't decided if his mortal wound was self inflicted or not. I guess you know more.

Anonymous said...

Grand Prairie police just decided to shoot some random customer at Ikea? Whoa. We simply can't have cops just shooting people for no reason whatsoever. I mean, it's not like this guy pulled out an assault rifle fully loaded and aimed at people, or anything like that, right?

Anonymous said...

The Dow closed down 425 points, or 1.7%, after opening with a 130-point gain. At its worst point of the day, the Dow was down more than 600 points.

The Dow has fallen for the past five straight days — its longest losing streak in more than a year — and has given up its gains for the year.

The S&P 500 closed down 35 points, or 1.3%, after opening with a 10-point gain. At its worst point of the day, the S&P was down more than 60 points.

The S&P has fallen for the past week since its most recent high in the last 30 days last Wednesday. It is more than 230 points down from its 365 day high in Jan 2018.

Firms are scared to death.

#MAGA?
#WINNING?

Bear said...

3:33

If you bank on daily gains and losses from the OW, you are in the wrong business. It is a long term investment vehicle.

If you want to gamble, go to Vegas. If you want to invest, go to a stock broker.

Anonymous said...

If you want to see the confederate museum, go to Rhome. Plenty of racism, white trash, rock trucks, and trailer park drama

Anonymous said...

Someone walks in a fast food place with 30 cell phones in a bucket, and starts throwing them hard at the customers. Could cause a lot of damage and casualties.
I am not anti-gun at all, and own several firearms. I am anti-stupid comparisons though.

Anonymous said...

God bless Alabama. The South will rise again!!!

wordkyle said...

1144 - I agree with your final statement. I think the point being made is that the anti-gun people are more against guns than they are against deaths. If they were interested in reducing deaths, they'd protest cell phone use while driving, and call for cell phone bans. Or cars. Or liquor. Or any of the other major causes of death. But the protesters don't; they just don't like guns. They don't understand why other people enjoy them, they don't understand why other people want them, they don't understand why other people believe it's their right to have them.

By the way, the "only made to kill" argument is silly when you consider that probably 99.9% of civilian rounds fired are at targets. Like archery. Or darts. If you want to trot out "Yeah, but what about the deaths?" then see above.

Anonymous said...

11:44 You are too stupid to properly understand the comparisons. The comparisons are valid in that the improper use of all of those items cause death. Some more that others. So, the point was about how the media, certain politicians, and these walkout high schoolers have focused on one of these things that when improperly used causes death, but there are other things improperly used that cause a lot more death. So, wordkyle is right in that they are more opposed to guns than they are just death in general. Catch a clue there buddy.

Anonymous said...

1144, I can tell you are a polite gentle person. However, the comparisons are not valid as improper use is not the same as intent to purposely injure someone or something with any type of device from a tree limb to a Uzi. I do however see your point and Mr. Kyle's. To purposely kill and maim with any device is not improperly used. It is used as it was intended by the user.