The Campaign For DA

4.04.2018

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts



  • Barry Horn, who has had a weekly column in the Dallas Morning News about sports media, has been let go. 
  • But as the newspaper business struggles, big government is living high on the hog: He takes first class trips at your expense. He stays in a condo in D.C. for $50 a night owned by an energy lobbyist. And now this. If you drain the swamp, you apparently get to replenish it. 
  • No one makes bad "dad jokes" more than Mike Huckabee. (No wonder his daughter, Trump's press secretary, seems so beaten down.)
  • Mav's Nerlens Noel is not a smart man. He reportedly turned down a four-year, $70 million offer from the Mavs last off-season and signed a $4.188-million offer instead so he could be a free agent next year. He was a bust this season and yesterday he was suspended for the rest of it for violating the NBA's drug policy.
  • Doris Day turned 96 yesterday. When I was in fourth grade, my teacher, for some reason, told our class that the actress was "old and gray."  I remember telling my mom about it when I got home, and she promptly told me my teacher was absolutely wrong. I had to do the math this morning, but Doris Day was in her late 40s at the time. (I might remember that event so vividly because it perhaps was the first time I learned that those in positions of authority could be wrong.)
  • We've had another military helicopter crash. In California, four are presumed dead. It happens time and time again. 
  • Dennis Prager and his one fan in Wise County were bragging about how Prager's new book was #2 on Amazon's best seller list on the day it was released. One day later, it was already at #43 and plummeting into oblivion. They have no idea how Amazon's algorithm works. #PsuedoIntellectuals (Edit: It is now down to #47 since I wrote this two hours ago.)
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. was murdered 50 years ago today. His dream has never come true. (On a lighter note, the barbershop scene from Coming To America where Eddie Murphy's character claims to have met "Martin Luther The King" still makes me laugh.)
  • The office of the disgraced and outgoing Waco DA released a naked photo of the wife of a "former defendant" in the Twin Hill Biker cases. It was taken off his seized cell phone and sent to "attorneys representing 177 Twin Peaks defendants as part of the discovery process." A judge had to tell the office to stop. Revenge porn? 
  • Sounds like there was a pretty wild hearing in a criminal case in Wise County last Thursday. I'm trying to learn more but, from what I've heard, I'm considering paying for the transcript. 
  • I will never understand why Bedford police immediately announced there was no threat to the public as they were investigating the case of body of a teen found in a landfill. Two months later, they arrested someone. Yesterday, the accused murderer was moved to adult jail. 
  • Never underestimate Fox News and some Republicans to speculate if they can find a way to attack minorities. Ron Howard voice: "No, she wasn't.": 
  • Trump now says the military will guard the border. That sure is a long, long way from "I will build a wall and Mexico will pay for it." 
  • "Special counsel Robert Mueller has told President Donald Trump's lawyers that the President is not currently being considered a criminal target of the Russia probe." For those celebrating, you might want to focus on the "not currently" qualifying language. How would you like a prosecutor to announce that you are "not currently" a target. I'd be nervous.
  • One of the Dogs in the House saw a possum on a fence last weekend. After the dog went crazy, the possum froze. The Freshman in the House asked if it the varmit was OK. Mrs. LL told her it "was just playing possum." Well played. 


60 comments:

wordkyle said...

1. I'd think Mueller's comment would be more disturbing to those who have screamed so loudly that Trump's a criminal. Suddenly, the entire basis for your opinion is gone. What you clutch onto next will reveal your character, or lack thereof.

2. Trump's exact quote: “Until we can have a wall and proper security, we’re going to be guarding our border with the military." Not quite the "military as a substitute for a wall" that you implied, is it counselor? (And for the peanut gallery, I don't think a giant wall is a particularly good idea.)

3. You're sort of accurate but a bit harsh on Prager's book. It's currently #272 in overall Kindle sales, but #1 in three categories (it is, after all, a biblical study) and Amazon tagged it with a "Bestseller" flag.

Anonymous said...

RTG..WOW!

Triple Fake... said...

told her it "was just playing possum."
I can hear the Norm drop saying "I'm not sure that's correct."
Nitpicking here, but other animals or humans freezing like that would be playing possum. A possum doing that is just being a possum, not "playing possum"

You really stretched a point there going from a laid-off newspaper columnist to the head of EPA. If he was staying at the lobbyist's condo for free that would look suspicious, but at least he's paying for it. The controversial raises do seem to raise some eyebrows, though. And I found this quote in the article to be rather ironic: “It’s already such a toxic work environment”

Anonymous said...

Helicopters do not fly. They beat the air into submission. They are comprised of over 1 million individual parts. All it takes is one of them to fail then the air (and gravity) wins.

DF Igor Sikorsky

Ernest T said...

Unfortunately, MLK would probably be ashamed to see how African Americans are currently acting. His dream has been realized. There are plenty of African Americans who are very successful in many fields. We even had an African American President.

The issue is that Democrats don't want African Americans to succeed. That way, they don't have the control over them. The only ones holding them down right now is the Democratic Party.

Anonymous said...

Ordering a transcript of a hearing because you heard it was juicy is a very small town lawyer thing to do. And I don't mean that as a sleight at all, it cracks me up.

Trump isn't a criminal target, but if he lies about what he knew and they have evidence to the contrary, he will be. That's too much to hope for, I'm afraid.

Trumpers and the border wall are just one hypocrisy after another.

But Hillary, amirite, Republicans?

Rage

Anonymous said...

Opossum

Anonymous said...

Prager’s book is #5 on the Amazon best seller list. Peterson’s book is at #6.

I don’t live in Wise county, you dumb hick.

Anonymous said...

I live in Bedford and I've always assumed that the police told everyone there was no public threat because they knew exactly what happened, who did it, and where that person was, but they didn't have enough to arrest the suspect.

Anonymous said...

Ban Helicopters !!!

Anonymous said...

Barry is sad today.

Anonymous said...

Are all the black people that criticize Trump racist just as I was called a racist when I criticized Obammy?

Anonymous said...

Rage, If you believe that it's right, then it's right.

Anonymous said...

No dumbass. Judicial appointments.

Anonymous said...

Well said Igor!
DF Clyde Cessna

Anonymous said...

The use of the name "Obammy" is racist, so your critics were apparently correct.

wordkyle said...

931 - My Prager comment was based on searching his name on Amazon, and I just went with the first result, which was his Kindle info, and upon which I based my comment. Thanks for correcting and clarifying his (hardcover) book's standing.

Anonymous said...

10:13, Thanks for making my point.

Anonymous said...

TF--wouldn't it be the Claven drop?

And if you don't think there's a problem with the head of a government agency staying in a millionaire's condo for next to nothing when that millionaire's wife is a lobbyist in the industry for that agency. well, come on man, you're more reasonable than that.

WK, on the other hand, is free to think that Trump is in the clear and that everyone investigating him is crazy or unethical, and that the convictions gotten so far are meaningless, but that says more about his lying, irrational mental state than anyone else's.

Anonymous said...

Has Barry always been a liar and a fraud?

Anonymous said...

Warning....Warning......You are NOT reading the news....You are reading Barry Green's observations. Be careful.

Anonymous said...

This is too rich. Cecile Richards, the daughter of the pink haired governor of Texas, who is the head of Planned Parenthood, tweeted that people should adopt dogs from being euthanized instead of buying dogs from pet stores. Save the dogs, kill the babies!!!!

Anonymous said...

The Lorraine motel is a must visit for all Americans.

Anonymous said...

Love the billboards going up in New York that say, "You can't watch your kids 24/7, but we can." With the picture of Anthony Weiner, Mark Zuckerburg and Chuck Shumer.

Anonymous said...

Barry neglects to mention that Prager’s book is sold out. There is a 2 to 4 week delivery now.

Anonymous said...

For those celebrating, you might want to focus on the "not currently" qualifying language.

Hey Skippy, wasn't Meuller appointed to specifically investigate Trump's role into the Russian collusion? Can't you admit that this fishing expedition has played out and it's time to take your toys and go home? I seem to remember criticism of the waste of money by Ken Starr.

Anonymous said...

WK, once again your perspective skews your take on the truth. Most folks supportive of Mueller are yelling for him to be left alone to do his job fully. They are not saying Trump is guilty now. Yes, they don't like the Orange one and suspect shenanigans, but no one knows the truth until Mueller's team is done. What enrages fair minded Americans is when Trump lawyers and supporters make ham fisted attempts to build up support to shut the whole thing down before Mueller has explored every angle. How many Benghazi hearings were there before Hillary haters ran out of steam? Compare that to the House Committee rushing to write a report absolving Team Trump thanks to the Republican majority while Democrats shouted that the witness list hadn't even been completed. At least the Senate Committee and Mueller's team soldiers on. We'll see where those two groups takes us, good or bad, and let the chips fall where they may. If politics don't interfere.

DF Let the Truth Shine the Way

Anonymous said...

We've had another military helicopter crash. In California, four are presumed dead. It happens time and time again.


You need to direct your anger to Obama for gutting the defense funds.
You might call him or email him, but he is too busy being more than wealthy after leaving the White House for some reason.

Anonymous said...

Happy James Earl Ray day!!

Anonymous said...

Scott Pruitt should be walking on egg shells. The White House turned him down on breaking the standard pay scale for his two Oklahoma crony assistants. He then paid them big bucks anyhow using a loophole in the job classification system at EPA. The Donald doesn't like defiance in his underlings. Will be interesting how long he lasts before being cast aside.

DF Gotta Know How to Play the Game

Anonymous said...

WK - 10:18 - my comments were not directed towards you. I was referring to Barry as a dumb hick.

Anonymous said...

11:04 - Your perspective is based on contempt for the United States of America.

Anonymous said...

Barry proves that the Truth is not a value for the Regressive Left.

Anonymous said...

Barry smells old.

Anonymous said...

Barry Horn, who has had a weekly column in the Dallas Morning News about sports media, has been let go.

The Dallas Morning News laid off 1310 The Scientologist flack, Barry Horn.

Sorry I meant 1310 The Ticket flack, Barry Horn. My bad.

Did I say flack? Maybe I meant fanboy. I don't know.

The new editor at the Star-Telegram needs to do some house cleaning of his own. Dud & Mike Norman are still stinking up the joint.

wordkyle said...

1104 #1 - I'll be happy to discuss some of your claims with you, and agree or disagree as I see fit. However, at this time, after more than a year, dozens of criminal counts, hundreds of thousands of documents, and a bevy of cooperating witnesses, Mueller has told you that Trump is not a criminal target. You can "yeah, but" all you want, but there's the truth. Another truth is that no one in the Trump campaign has (after more than a year, dozens of criminal counts, etc.) been indicted or convicted of colluding with Russians to steal the election.

1039 - You argue like an unsuccessful lawyer. You misquote what I say then rail against your own creation. Does that work for you in the circles you run in?

Now, having said that, my previous claim is that those unable to let go of the "Trump is a criminal and stole the election with the help of his friends the Russians" dream they had, in light of Mueller's revelation about Trump's status, are either purposely ignorant, or are unable to accept reality. They seem to have trouble grasping that Hillary came in second in 2016.

wordkyle said...

1113 - Thanks for the clarification. My response was actually more of a thanks than a defense. I was inaccurate, sort of, in my Prager point, and you were more accurate. I appreciated it.

Anonymous said...

11:22 you are why I can't stand right wing nuts. All 11;04 is saying is no verdict is yet rendered just let the man do his job and for republicans and Trump to stop trying to obstruct the process. Unless you are un-American , don't like due process or favor foreign intervention in our Presidential elections. Hell even Jeff Sessions has the brains and constitutional knowledge to not interfere and that any meddling by Russia, China or anyone foreign country is wrong no matter if it helps a Republican or Democrat

Anonymous said...

Why can’t we have a Jams Earl Ray day ??

Why do we have a M L K day ? Ray was only Koon hunting

I’m hoping the military has real bullets in their guns while working the border

Anonymous said...

Each day the RT's and the comments get a little more unhinged!

Anonymous said...

"wasn't Meuller appointed to specifically investigate Trump's role"

No, you damn fool. Mueller is charged with investigating Russia's interference in the 2016 elections, as well as any links with the trump Campaign--not Trump himself. We already know Russia meddled, even Trump has finally agreed that it has. And we know that some members of the Trump campaign sought assistance form the Russians, because Don. Jr. Met with a Russian for the specific purpose of obtaining "dirt" (his words, not mine) on Clinton, because those e-mails have been discovered and made public. Jr. said himself that that was the entire reason for the meeting.

The Republicans have made this as much about an investigation into Trump directly so they can say "see? there's o proof of collusion between Trump and the Russians!" when that's not the focus of the investigation from the very start. "Mueller is investigating Trump" is just more far-right fake news that idiot hypocrites like you eat up as fast as they can spew it out.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special_Counsel_investigation_(2017–present)

Rage

Anonymous said...

You were all over the Parkland shooting when the gunman turned out to be kinda white, but I'm hearing crickets on the YouTube shooting where the gunman was a female Muslim vegan animal rights activist and social media diva! WTF???

Anonymous said...

I see I'm still living rent-free in Wordkyle's head.

You write like an unsuccessful author. Does that work for you in the circles you run in? I mean, I'm sure if I was to go check your blog I would see record numbers of readers and comments, right?

Rage

Anonymous said...

I'd normally be against meddling, but IF it happened and it actually kept Hillary out, I'd be willing to let that one slide!

Anonymous said...

Re Helicopter: I hope the military spends some of that money on maintenance, but I would imagine most of it will go to new overpriced toys.

wordkyle said...

1136 - i don't think anyone approves of Russian interference in our elections. I don't think anyone objects to a fair and impartial investigation of Russian interference. I also don't think anyone would object to making sure that the investigation is fair and impartial. Also, no one should object to fair and impartial media coverage of the investigation, especially since Trump's political opponents have used the investigation to impede and undermine his administration, using the media. ("...yet another prominent reporting error" -- NY Times)

Congress can attempt to keep federal agencies (FBI, DOJ) honest through subpoenas and hearings, so that the investigation will be fair and impartial. However, Trump's political opponents, and the media, are not subject to fairness nor impartiality enforcement. Do you consider Trump (and his allies) legally defending his presidency "obstruction?"

Anonymous said...

12:27 Rage is just some algorithm that hates America.

Anonymous said...

Keep the sourcing for the Washington Post’s story in mind. The reporting describes what Mueller’s team is said to have told Trump’s team. Its sources appear to be from the Trump side. So, it should not be viewed as an entirely non-biased window into Mueller’s own strategy (probably going to regret using "non-biased" once the peanut gallery latches on to it, but that's the word that fits).

Furthermore, the US Attorneys’ Manual lays out guidelines for what, exactly, a “target” is. It’s someone about whom investigators have “substantial evidence” that ties them to a crime, and who is a “putative defendant” (someone likely to face charges).

Meanwhile, a “subject” is someone whose conduct is “within the scope” of the investigation — basically, someone who’s under scrutiny. Other people whom investigators want to talk to but aren’t specifically investigating are deemed simple “witnesses.”

So from another angle, the Post’s report that Trump is a subject of Mueller’s probe (rather than just a witness) does confirm that, as expected, his conduct is still very much under investigation here.

DF Read Behind the Lines

Anonymous said...

Eddie Murphy's character in the barbershop in Coming to America?
Which one you racist?
#theyalllookaliketome
#dontknowhowtouseIMDB

Anonymous said...

LBJ's Great Society destroyed MLK's Dream.

Triple Fake... said...


"come on man, you're more reasonable than that."
Oh, you have no idea how much less more reasonable I can be than that!

"TF--wouldn't it be the Claven drop?"
I can state with certainty that's not correct.

Triple Fake Abbie Norm-al

wordkyle said...

All that time Mueller's spent investigating, all those documents, all those cooperating witnesses, and Mueller has arrived at this conclusion -- and still you "bitter clingers" won't let go of your fantasy.

Anonymous said...

QuickTrip will take your money, then give you a product.

Church will just take your money and run.

Anonymous said...

Remember who owns WaPo and rethink your post and it's "sources"!

Anonymous said...

Another day where Wordy thinks he knows all of the evidence in the Mueller investigation.

But hey, at least he hasn't whatabouted yet.

David Hooper said...

Not a supporter of the military on the border.

https://splinternews.com/the-tragic-story-of-a-texas-teen-and-the-marines-who-ki-1795441102

Anonymous said...

His dream has never come true? He DID live in a time when a person of his color could rise to lead the world. Obama was alive then. Imaging going back to the day of that speech and being able to whisper in his ear that "they little kid over there" would grow up to be President thanks to you". And TEMS OF MILLIONS of people of color have taken advantage of all the opportunities afforded them by his work and the work of others then and after. Too bad so many just let the opportunities lie there, of all colors, or put their stock in fruitless pursuits. But his dream? Very, very real today.

wordkyle said...

322- Oh, c'mon. Mueller knows all the evidence in the Mueller investigation, and all I've done is cite his comments. Of course it's easier for you to try to attack me rather than face the facts. That lets you keep your fantasy alive.

Anonymous said...

You should of lead with Church's Chicken!

Anonymous said...

You are painting with some pretty broad strokes, Ernest T. You probably don't think of yourself as a racist, but if you immediately judge someone by the color of their skin and make assumptions...

Black people still face prejudice and racism today. You might not see it from your porch in Jacksboro, but it's still there. Getting better, but it's still there.