The Campaign For DA

12.15.2014

Random Monday Morning Thoughts



  • The hostage situation in Sydney, Australia is bizarre.  The guy wants an ISIS flag? Sounds like a lone wolf. 
  • Edit: The hostage taker has been identified: "Monis lost an appeal Friday to have charges against him overturned for sending 'offensive and deplorable letters' to the families of servicemen who died in Afghanistan. Monis was also charged with being an accessory to murder in his ex-wife's 2013 death, and was charged this year with indecent and sexual assault of women in 2002. Monis was hit with an additional 40 charges in October."
  • A van rolled over on the freeway early on Sunday morning in Bedford and nine people were ejected? Nine? Ejected? All of them? Is that right? Shouldn't that be pretty big news.
  • Last night a guy got kicked out of a bar in Arlington and came back and fired 20 shots into cars and into the bar. 
  • Emmitt Smith, after every touchdown, used to keep the football and hand it to a guy who would mark it and put it in a storage case for safekeeping. Whatever happened to all of those?
  • For some reason, I re-watched The Ghost and Mr. Chicken and The Reluctant Astronaut over the weekend. (Those are old Don Knotts' movies from my childhood -- I've got a full throttle life going on.) Verdict: Still pretty, pretty funny with some very subtle and shocking adult jokes thrown in. But Mrs. LL did a lot of head shaking. 
  • Knotts has been dead since 2006.  I put up a quick post about him at the time and referenced The Ghost and Mr. Chicken. 
  • Lake Bridgeport is now officially more than 24 feet low. And sits at a shocking 38% of capacity. 
  • What timing: On Friday morning I created a post below criticizing the grand jury system. On Saturday, a Tarrant County Assistant DA penned a column for the Star-Telegram in defense of the system.  He wrote, "The old saying that 'a DA can convince a grand jury to indict a ham sandwich' has never applied in Tarrant County."   If I had the number, I would insert at this point the number of cases the Tarrant County grand jury indicted last year and the number they no-billed. 
  • And Another update: DNA comes back negative and kid recants. Case dismissed. She was indicted by a grand jury by the way. 
  • The Sixth Grader in the House notified me that she also has a catapult project due. Oh, great. I've still got the one for the Junior in the House but that would give rise to an ethical issue.  But then I learned the new project can't involve the use of wood. Which has me very confused.
  • The Wise County Commissioners, or more specifically the new judge, has "added to the agenda a community forum, in which citizens may share comments or observations related to county business. There is a three-minute time limit, and large groups should designate a spokesperson." My guess is that they will rarely hear from anyone. 


44 comments:

Anonymous said...

I've never asked this before, but I suppose I will now.

WHY are you involving yourself in your step kids' school projects in the first place?

When I was in high school I did these things entirely by myself and I never once thought it necessary to seek help from anyone!

Anonymous said...

Nine people ejected.
Naw, nothing strange about that.
We have future Democratic voters ejected from vehicles down here all the time near the border.
Sometimes, there are one-vehicle accidents with as many as 30 occupants in something the size of a suburban. What I find truly amazing is that cops can spot a gringo not wearing a seat belt, behind 25% tinting but doesn't recognize 30 riding in an Excursion sitting down on its over-load springs and headed for Houston to start living the life of milk and honey.
Go figure!

Anonymous said...

8:55
Now that is an easy one.
Libs live by the mantra.

"It takes a village to raise a child"

Anonymous said...

Barry, your right, the Court will rarely hear from anyone, however they will hear often from a few.

Anonymous said...

Nine people ejected. The van must have been on the way to pick up the other 14 Mexicans.

Anonymous said...

Skippy, Any word on the Darnell Dockett resignation?

Anonymous said...

I finally ordered the DVD for The Ghost & Mr. Chicken and watched it. Still priceless! The man who keeps shouting off camera, "Attaboy Luther/Judge" is one of the screenwriters, btw. And the screenwriters were the same who wrote the Andy Griffith episode where Otis and another man are hiding a still in the basement of a supposedly haunted house in Mayberry. (I'm an IMDB addict!)

Anonymous said...

we don't need no stinking seatbelts.

DF wetback

Anonymous said...

RTG; OMG,It's coming towards us!

Anonymous said...

"But then I learned the new project can't involve the use of wood."

Plastics.

Double Fake Mr. McGuire

Anonymous said...

Smith had all his footballs displayed at his home or in storage. I recall a story from some years ago of an incident where he had a number of them stolen.

Anonymous said...

No sports genius comments on this wonderful Monday???

Anonymous said...

How Bout Them BULLS

Anonymous said...

Skippy, your post should have read, "allegedly came back and fired 20 shots into cars and into the bar. Your welcome, my billable hours aren't as much as yours.

Anonymous said...

After Clark gets a few disgruntled folks (mostly about roads) and has to gavel them down to shut up after his "time limit" - he will quit that mess. This makes little sense when a person can speak to the court if they go through "procedure" to get themselves on the agenda.

New fresh ideas from a progressive new judge?

We'll see.

Anonymous said...

the RTG needs to be in a jerky commercial

Anonymous said...

Barry, you can be a troll on anything you like but I advise you to leave the RTG out of it.

Anonymous said...

The RTG has better hair than Wendy Davis. She even has better hair than Rick Perry.

Anonymous said...

ohhhh, gross baron!!

SpanishWarDonkey said...

Use PVC pipe for the catapult.

Sam Brows said...

Generally speaking, good parents take an interest in their children. This generality applies to who the kids are running around with, moral training, team sports and related activities and, yes, even their education. It is the sad parent indeed who believes that making sure the child gets to the school house is the beginning and end of his or her responsibility where education is concerned. But a good parent will be engaged in the process, helping the child accomplish assignments by offering tips, advice and even a helping hand where laws of physics and power tools the child might not have ever used previously are concerned. Such parents are to be commended, not 'buked and scorned. And that being a concerned parent doesn't make one a liberal (although an argument can be made that coming from a parent that doesn't care certainly does). So, GOOD JOB BARRY.

Anonymous said...

In October 1981 Lake Bridgeport was seven feet lower than it is today and within 72 hours it flooded many lakeside homes and went over the spillway. I think that all our water is frozen in the Arctic which is breaking ten year records for the amount of ice. If Al Gore would keep his mouth maybe nature would stop trying to prove him wrong and stop freezing all our water.

Anonymous said...

"Plastics? Don't be a donk. Use aluminuminuminum and Bob's your uncle."

Double Fake Austin Powers, International Man of Mystery

Anonymous said...

The laws of physics are relatively consistent. Don't wear a seat belt and you'll pretty much be ejected every time. No news here.

Katy Anders said...

I wonder whether your post of the Star-Telegram's op-ed thing gets more page views.

That sounds wrong, but I suspect you might get more. I mean, you certainly get more comments. The DA's article has a grand total of 3 so far.

It's crazy how much traffic you get, even if a good portion of it IS just people here to anonymously insult Mexicans.

Double Fake Raymond "Plum" Burr said...

10:51 is right----you can build all sorts of things with PVC.

Anonymous said...

Katy, I come here to insult everyone. I am not prejudice.

Anonymous said...

Well Katy, regarding my inclination of believing the ejected occupants to be "latinos" then let me apologize for my insensitivity.
I am sure that it will be shown to be blue-eyed, fair-haired individuals with skin the color of milk toast and from some Scandinavian country in the end.

Anonymous said...

Mexican word of the day: Nissan

Dat RTG girl burn her Nissan the beach when we were doing it.

Odelay!!!!

Anonymous said...

Katy, in all fairness, I would like to point out that those mexicans I anonymously insult are.........uh....

anonymous?

Katy Anders said...

1:38: I told them what you've been saying and now they are coming to this country just to look for you.

Anonymous said...

Katy, in all fairness, I would like to point out that those Mexicans I anonymously insult can't read English so how can they be insulted.

Goober's Friend Andy said...

The Wise County Commissioners, or more specifically the new judge, has "added to the agenda a community forum, in which citizens may share comments or observations related to county business. There is a three-minute time limit, and large groups should designate a spokesperson." My guess is that they will rarely hear from anyone.

At least he is trying to have an open and "transparent" county government. We'll see how that goes when Lunatic Tracy starts slinging county mud instead of just school disrtict mud. And John won't be there to run interference this time.

Anonymous said...


Katy, be advised I don't insult the beaners that mow my lawn, just the greasers who do yours.

And the ones that fly out of crashing vans

Katy Anders said...

1:48: ¡Los mexicanos están viniendo!

Anonymous said...

PVC, re-bar, duct tape and WD-40, what else do you need?

Anonymous said...

why are you concerned with Emmit Smith's balls?

Anonymous said...

RTG: ATTACK OF THE CAMEL TOE.

Anonymous said...


Anybody have any updates on MaxPrep high school basketball rankings?

M Cuban

Anonymous said...


Sorry Katy,

The messkins aren't coming. They're already here

Anonymous said...

Always remember the Bon Ami.

DF Bloody Organ Key Cleaner

Anonymous said...

I'm picturing the racists here as Walmart people, beer bellies, in-bred and striving for GED's. Voting for repuglicans because they have these sugar plum dreams of getting into the 1%. So they use the N word, and hope that Mexicans always hang around so their racist asses won't be at the bottom of the pile.

Anonymous said...

No secrets here.

-Cameltoe Commander

Anonymous said...

1:51
Aint it the truth. They all need to be run out of town.