The Campaign For DA

12.05.2014

Random Friday Morning Thoughts


  • That wasn't as near as strong a case against the ex-JP accused of killing the DA, wife, and ADA.  But he was tried on a change of venue in the very conservative Rockwall County. That's the danger of asking for a change of venue: They'll grant the request and then send you into a snake pit. (Ask Darlie Routier whose case was transferred to notoriously conservative Kerr County.) 
  • Dallas County reported a flu death this week. Why isn't there a silly Ebola-like panic? 
  • It's Kids Jeopardy week.  A week which confirms how little I know. 
  • "With today's report, 2014 is on track to be the best year for U.S. jobs gains since 1999." Blame Obama. 
  • The Fort Worth Court of Appeals affirmed a conviction out of Jack County late yesterday with facts about a party that will give you Tired Head. 
  • The Cowboys went for it on 4th and goal last night. Before 3rd down, the official incorrectly announced over the PA that is was 2nd down. The camera then went to Jason Garrett who had no reaction. You would think he would want a clarification at that point. Is is possible Garrett didn't realize after the next play that it was actually 4th down when they went for it?  Hey, that exact thing happened in the Baylor/UT game where the official also announced the wrong down. Baylor ended up going for it on 4th and goal, didn't get it, and then the game stopped down because Art Briles was arguing that it had only been 3rd down. 
  • There's a case about a 12 year old kid named Tamir Rice, while holding a toy pistol, being shot by a cop in Cleveland. They were describing the video on The Ticket this morning and it sounds really shocking. I've heard almost nothing about it. 
  • I saw a Sheriff's Deputy running code red (or whatever its called these days) down College Street in Decatur this morning. 


46 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have been watching the Cleveland/12 yr old thing for a week now--tragic and senseless.

Anonymous said...

Actually, I credit divided government and gridlock in Washington D.C. for the good jobs report.

If Obama, Reid, Pelosi, etc. had their way and the Democrats still had complete control over Congress then we'd have a lot more job-killing regulations.

Part of the reason Clinton's economy was so good wasn't due to him but moreso gridlock in D.C.

Even Republicans screw up and go overboard when they're in control.

It's just the nature of government.

Anonymous said...

Today's RTG appears to be in her late 30s/early 40s.

Most likely a trophy wife for someone who makes good money.

Anonymous said...

I've seen the video of the kid in Cleveland. It's tragic, and from all appearances was a textbook case of "shoot first, ask questions later." Kid was sitting at a table in the park, sees the cops coming, and stands up and starts walking toward the car. Cop car drives up on the grass, cops bail out and immediately start firing.

I have no idea why this hasn't been a bigger story. Apparently the cop who shot the kid has a bad history with marksmanship and other issues, too.

Anonymous said...

Today's girl is a killer. Any idea if there are more pics of her? A name would be helpful.

Big Fan

Anonymous said...

Sheesh, that factual recap reads like it was written by a 17-yr-old who was telling her best friend all about what happened.

Anonymous said...

Amen, 8:48--Barry even has gone on record that he likes divided government! That way, the doctor's creed comes into play--"Do No Harm"! With government, they rarely DO good, but if they do NOTHING...hence the creed reference! :-)

Anonymous said...

I'd like to give today's RTG a little something I call a dirty fozzie!!

TED

Anonymous said...

I'll give the COA more credit for deciphering the party than it's legal reasoning.

Once I got to the character Murphy (metal t-post and gun guy), I could only think of the Seinfeld episode where George pretended to be Nazi leader "Murphy." So, that made it much more entertaining.

Sean Elliott's Dirty Dead Kidney said...

8:51, just remember P. J. O'Rourke's insightful quote: "The Democrats are the party that says government will make you smarter, taller, richer, and remove the crabgrass on your lawn. The Republicans are the party that says government doesn't work and then they get elected and prove it."


Anonymous said...

When you live in the hood you buy your child realistic looking pistols to prepare them for their teenage years.

Anonymous said...

Tamir Rice video is pretty shocking.
http://www.wkyc.com/story/news/local/cleveland/2014/11/26/tamir-rice-shooting-video-released/19530745/

Anonymous said...

Hey Bu...

Can you explain this "sentence" for me?

"That wasn't as near as strong a case against the ex-JP accused of killing the DA, wife, and ADA."

Anonymous said...

Attention! To all of you new hires. When you get your paycheck you can thank Obammy because like Hillary said, businesses don't create jobs, government creates jobs. We are sorry that we couldn't offer you full time with benefits, but that's just not in the plan. So get back to work now, those fries aren't going to cook themselves.

Anonymous said...

The dead felon in New York did not suffocate. The procedure was not a "take down and strangle" but a submissive type of hold. The man was diabetic, morbidly obese, had high blood pressure, and had asthma. He was talking and therefore was breathing. He slapped at the officers who attempted to cuff him. The attempted arrest was supervised by an African American female cop who was standing to the side. He died of a heart attack. The cops were called to the scene by African American merchants complaining about the man blocking the entrances to their businesses.

Anonymous said...

@9:12

All young boys like to play with guns. The more realistic the better. You're an idiot.

Triple Fake... said...

Sportzz notes from last night's Cowboys game:
~ when the ref mistakenly said it was 2nd instead of 3rd down, it sounds like you can hear the PA guy in the background correcting him. And Garrett may no have known it was 3rd down, but you can trust that he knows when it's 4th. Other coaches and players will be looking to him to confirm what the play call will be, especially in that situation.
~ it was odd to see a Caucasian player on the team not named Witten catching TD passes.
~ speaking of that, did da Bears use a white guy for their kickoff returns as well? Not that there's anything wrong with that...
~ Chicago made a game of it late, but the 'Boys actually made it look almost as easy as it should have been.
The tackling seemed to be better for the most part, or maybe the Bears just aren't trying that hard for yardage and that's why their record is 5-8
~ The Ameritrade commercial where folks are spiking whatever is in their hands when they get good news about their investments - funny
~ Caught the post-game on-field interview and then some of the press interview of Romo. He is using fewer player-speech clichés, and talking like a normal person (football-wise), at last! But the Musers hit on something this morning with the "when he says foo'ball" drinking game

Anonymous said...

Not only was the Tamie Rice video shocking, it proves the cop was lying about why he shot.

Anonymous said...

Isn't it ironic that Eric Garner was being arrested for selling cigarettes on the black market, therefore keeping the city of New York from collecting taxes on the sell of cigarettes. And riding in to seek justice is a person that owes over 4 million dollars in back taxes. Al Sharpton is the one that should have been put in a choke hold.

Anonymous said...

92,447,00 Americans Not Working...Labor Force Participation Remains at 36-year Low...11,918,000 Have Dropped Out Since Obama...

Anonymous said...

Regarding the flu:

While the flu kills large numbers of people annually, generally it is very young or old or immuno-compromised. Ebola is like honey badger...it doesn't care who you are. 50% chance of death.

Anonymous said...

I was surprised the RTG has so many fans. Then I looked back at yesterday's...

Anonymous said...

Barry, The labor force participation rate is at a 36 year low of 62.8%. You must have drank a gallons of Kool-Aid to be this blind.

Anonymous said...

9:22 am

The dead felon in New York did not suffocate. The procedure was not a "take down and strangle" but a submissive type of hold. The man was diabetic, morbidly obese, had high blood pressure, and had asthma. He was talking and therefore was breathing. He slapped at the officers who attempted to cuff him. The attempted arrest was supervised by an African American female cop who was standing to the side. He died of a heart attack. The cops were called to the scene by African American merchants complaining about the man blocking the entrances to their businesses.

9:22 great job. Right there with you. Unfortunately for this blog all you do is generate white noise (not a racial slur)that will be ignored.

Anonymous said...

11:24 -

That 50% kill rate for ebola seems a bit high if the person who contracts it has access to good medical care - which would be anyone actually reading this blog.

Anonymous said...

Wasn't that strong of a case? he was convicted because its a conservative county? You are something else dude, keep it up I love a good laugh.

Anonymous said...

Let's be clear here:

The story on why the guy in NY was killed with the choke hold was fabricated after the fact. He was being arrested after he stopped a fight, because when cops show up they don't investigate first and arrest later, they put black people in cuffs and then investigate, if then. Only after he was killed was the "he wasn't paying taxes" story fabricated.

Like the Tamir Rice cop fabrication, which was soundly shown to be lie by the video, the choke hold shows the cop violating NYPD policy that has disavowed choke holds for 20 years, only to have NYPD call it a "wrestling move." So body cams will do almost nothing if the cops want to justify a killing. He was unarmed and not truly resisting, being arrested for something he didn't understand by what was eventually 8 cops that it took to take him down for nothing more than stopping a fight, while the cops were told he wasn't part of it.

Yet conservatives are wanting to limit the power of the government. Right.

Anonymous said...

they put black people in cuffs and then investigate...

The police put almost all suspects in cuffs whether they end up arresting the terds or not.

Have you never seen the TV show Cops? They've been handcuffing suspects for the cop's protection for 20 years or however long that show has aired.

Anonymous said...

Cops love that sh*t!

Anonymous said...

Cops murder people everyday and then cry foul when you record them. It's harder to get away with murder when it's on tape, but they still do.

Land of the free? Hardly. We are the imprisonment capital of the world. Kim Jong Il and Vladimir Putin are f'n amateurs compared to the US. It's a disgrace and we should be ashamed.

sparkerr said...

Oh my gosh - that video IS shocking. I don't know how the cops could possibly explain it. Horrible, horrible.

Anonymous said...

"I saw a Sheriff's Deputy running code red (or whatever its called these days) down College Street in Decatur this morning."

Good. Gawd.
This from a guy who's been practicing criminal law for over two decades, and was a D.A. for most of one decade. HOW many police case reports have you read? Not enough. But Monday, bright and early, you'll be criticizing police procedure (something you refuse to even attempt to honestly educate yourself about) again.

Anonymous said...

Why is selling a cigarette a arrestable offense, why is walking in the street an arrestable offense? Why are we paying people to arrest us for such minor and silly offenses. I don't get arrested when I drive too fast. I don't get arrested when I park on the wrong side of the road I get a ticket...We should be giving tickets on these offenses not arresting people. What a waste of money and man power!

Anonymous said...

I saw a liberal weenie ambulance chaser running code red behind a Sheriff's Deputy down College Street in Decatur this morning.

Anonymous said...

Obammy's prediction of a million electric vehicles on the roads by 2015 has come up only 826 thousand short.

Anonymous said...

Isn't there another trial or more to go in the JP case? I thought the conviction was only for one murder and that they were sending each murder to trial separately or maybe i'm wrong. Are the prosecutor's sitting on better evidence that they will present in a different case? Then the defendant has to submit multiple appeals for multiple trials with separate evidence?

His wife was indicted too. Could the defense attorney's have stipulated evidence just to keep the wife from testifying? Can't figure out why they didn't put up any sort of fight whatsoever.

You're the former prosecutor and now current defense attorney. I'd like to hear your thoughts on the whole deal instead of a short blurb or two in your random thoughts.

Anonymous said...

The existing flu vaccine is not working on the strain that is going around.

wordkyle said...

Since everyone but BG has caught on to the Labor Force Participation Rate, I'll take it one step further and point out that the LFPR is not improving, it's getting worse. Millions more people are off the grid financially under Obama. Improving job numbers -- after five years something is finally improving -- that create this much excitement show a disturbing effect. The Obama administration has brainwashed people into thinking of the deterioration of the American economy on Obama's watch as the "new norm."

Anonymous said...

CDC issues flu vaccine apology: this year's vaccine doesn't work!

Friday, December 05, 2014
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger

Share this story, spread the truth.

http://www.naturalnews.com/047890_flu_vaccines_CDC_apology_medical_fraud.html

Anonymous said...

Instead of getting a flu shot that doesn't work, the best advice is to stay out of Walmarts.

Anonymous said...

OK Wise County' its Friday time to get your drink on.

If you get stopped by those crooked, corrupt cops; you know who to call.

"You better call Barry"

Anonymous said...

The Cleveland shooting the kid had a air soft gun that looked real. He marched around the park for 15-20 mins aiming it at people. Calls were made to 911 about a kid with a gun. When the police car rolled up, the kid had the gun in his waistband and reached for it when he got up. What is the policeman suppose to do? The gun looked real and had no orange plastic tip on it.

Bear said...

10 years ago, the US was the largest GDP in the world by a factor of three times the nearest competitor (China). This week, China surpassed our GDP. No comments there?

Anonymous said...

Wordkyle, BG just wants to watch it all burn.

Anonymous said...

You Mr Green are either very dumb and naive or you intentionally say things to get a rise out of your readers.

Anonymous said...

4:32 and WK. Your wasting your time stating facts. Barry and his far left followers love them some Obama and believe every thing he says even though he has been caught lying numerous times. Liberalism is a mental disorder .....