The Campaign For DA

12.16.2014

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts



  • Meant to mention yesterday: There was an arrest over the weekend in connection with the missing Fort Worth girl who disappeared after leaving the Shops of Legacy. That seemed like some pretty slim evidence they have against that guy. 
  • "It didn't take long for New York Magazine's story on a 17-year-old stock whiz with a rumored net worth of $72 million to make a splash. But the story's juicy premise unraveled almost as quickly." There sure have been a lot of screwups by major publications lately. Rolling Stone. Boston Globe. New York Magazine. 
  • There's nothing more ironic than Ted Cruz trying to jack with the Senate Rules in order to jack with the President only to now be blamed by fellow Republicans that his maneuver allowed the confirmation of 12 judicial appointees of the President. He's got a lot of Mark Cuban in him: Only believing he's the smartest man in the room.
  • Speaking of Cuban, he slighted Dallas City Councilwoman Jennifer Staubach Gates in a series of emails.  Dude. She has "Staubach" in her name. You're in Dallas. Do the math.
  • I'm no expert in questionnaires, but whoever prepared the official questionnaire for Bridgeport High School students inquiring if they are interested in soccer doesn't want a soccer program. It might as well have asked, "Are you willing to give up everything that is dear and sacred to you in order to have a soccer program?" 
  • Did you see the video of the diabetic in Rockwall County who was just driving on the grass alongside the road? I'll give big kudos to the Constable who stopped him for his quick assessment of the situation. So many cops just assume alcohol or drugs are involved in a case like that, but he knew right away he was a diabetic. 
  • Bridgeport and Decatur Boys are both in the Top 25 in basketball
  • The Sandy Hook parents have sued the manufacturer of the AR-15 used in the school shooting because, the best I can tell, it was a perfectly functioning AR-15. 
  • A Cowboys thought: It's not probable, but Demarco Murray may have played his last game for the Cowboys. How? His injury keeps him out the last two games, the Cowboys lose both and miss the playoffs, they can't reach a contract with Dez Bryant so they use the franchise tag on him, and Murray goes somewhere else for bigger free agent bucks. 
  • Confusion in the Dallas Marathon: A female relay runner shot past the winner of the female full marathon division at the last second preventing the winner from receiving the satisfaction of snapping the tape. And it caused a question mark to form over the heads of the announcers.
  • Overnight: The Taliban stormed a school in Pakistan and killed 126.
  • Shoutout to a loyal reader (and a stranger) from Bakersfield, CA who sent me a Britney Spears DVD for Christmas. Yes, you read that correctly. 


52 comments:

Rex Kramer said...

I don't want to sound like a complainer, love the blog by the way, but the quality of the RTG's has taken a dive in recent weeks...


anything I can do to help?

Anonymous said...

I don't suppose these Sandy Hook parents would be interested in, I don't know, suing all the people who made it impossible to keep that crazy kid in an institution....which is where he belonged!

Anonymous said...

I would think Bushmaster has more money than the parents of the wacked out kid.

Anonymous said...

Mark Cuban jealousy....again.

If Jennifer Gates wasn't Jennifer Staubach Gates would Barry care? Certainly not as much.

Jennifer Gates acted like a concerned council person; no more no less. As long as Cuban follows the law this is not an issue.

Thanks for making something from nothing.

Anonymous said...

I don't see anything wrong with the soccer form. It will have an impact on every sport listed. In order to make a sound decision any and all information collected is helpful.

Adding a soccer program is the attempt to accommodate a few.

Anonymous said...

I'm sure someone posted this information incorrectly, but it appears that the Bridgeport basketball team just passed the Decatur Eagles in the State rankings. And a few weeks ago I saw a post where someone was making the comments about the Bridgeport team's record. Looks like the Eagles record is not that great. Hmmm, still feeling good about your Eagles?

Anonymous said...

damn Bridgeport move ins :)



DF Whiney Ass Decatur Booster

Anonymous said...

Why sue Bushmaster for the murder of the Sandy Hook kids? The AR-15 didn't kill those kids. It was the bullets shot from the gun. So if those parents had any sense, the would go after the manufacturer of the bullets. Case dismissed.

Anonymous said...

For some reason, I'm only attracted to the brunette RTG.

Anonymous said...

There's nothing more ironic than Ted Cruz trying to jack with the Senate Rules in order to jack with the President only to now be blamed by fellow Republicans that his maneuver allowed the confirmation of 12 judicial appointees of the President. He's got a lot of Mark Cuban in him: Only believing he's the smartest man in the room.

You really aren't that smart if you believe that is true.

Anonymous said...

Triple A Academy is #1 in the state! Yippee!!

The legendary Houston Wheatley is number 3. I don't suppose many people remember Eddie Owens like I do.

And Liberty Hill is #7. They, of course, beat San Antonio Cole one year in the regional finals. Cole that season had a player by the name of Shaquille O'Neal.

Anonymous said...

Your Cowboys comment is like betting on the worst team in the NFL to win the Superbowl. It's a dumb bet but if something crazy should happen, you win a lot of money and look like a genius. Don't get your hopes up, genius!

Anonymous said...

To 9:00AM

Why is soccer any less important than the other sports? I understand if you don't like it but how about giving the KIDS that DO enjoy playing soccer a chance to be successful in a sport of thier choice? Pretty selfish of you.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

9:21 AM


Why sue Bushmaster for the murder of the Sandy Hook kids? The AR-15 didn't kill those kids. It was the bullets shot from the gun. So if those parents had any sense, the would go after the manufacturer of the bullets. Case dismissed.

Surely you are joking? Right?

Anonymous said...

Several years ago Bushnell, the maker of the scope on the rifle that the Wash. DC sniper used, settled rather than go to trial in a similar lawsuit. Holding a manufacturer liable for the misuse of their product is idiocracy. Is Louisville Slugger responsible for injury/death of someone that was beaten with their baseball bat? What about someone who is stabbed with a kitchen knife? Ford pickup truck used in a hit-and-run? A pump-up sprayer filled with Round-up used on a windy day which results in a neighbor losing some of their landscape plants? All the same thing. The manufacturer of the product is liable? Really?

wordkyle said...

From the accounts I've read, I'm not sure how Ted Cruz "jacked" with the Senate rules; he called for a vote, which is within the rules. Cruz gave Democrats more time to do what they wanted to do anyway.

It was a strategic mistake at worst. Cruz sometimes seems to take action when prudence and patience would produce better results. On the other hand, he's pointed in the right direction. He can learn tactics.

Anonymous said...

Taliban militants laid siege to a Pakistan school in a brazen hours-long attack on Tuesday, killing more than 100 children.

I'm sure you have some left leaning excuse for this crap.
Go ahead. Water it down for us.

Anonymous said...

9:55 - I think you need to adjust your sarcasm detector. It's not working.

9:32 (the first one) - Your comment made me laugh. Then I looked at the picture, and I actually agree with you!

Anonymous said...

Kyle, your comments usually range from marginal to absurd. Today, they are marginal. I prefer when you lean towards absurd, but not a bad offering today by any means.

Keep up the "good" work!

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

Re: Soccer "form" - actually, I believe the intent is to show that all the kids will not "flee" the other programs if Spring Soccer becomes a sport at BHS. Because, you remember it was used as one reason by AD to get a turf field. Its also the same reason that the AD backtracked on because he says it will detract from other sports.

Re: Bulls rankings - none of these rankings matter except the final one. BUT, it was funny to see that just to give the rabid Decatur BB commenters something to think about. 1/20/15.

Re: Taliban murdering 126 students at a school - In case anyone was still wondering amongst all the torture discussion, those are "bad guys".

Anonymous said...

It is sad that the world we live in today includes a discussion of a lawsuit involving a SCHOOL shooting in the USA, as well as a SCHOOL shooting where the Taliban killed 132 CHILDREN in Pakistan. Children should be protected and immune from the violence and politics of the world around them, not targets. So sad.

Anonymous said...

For those who support the police (which is typically just those in LE):


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zyhOW-8Zcc&feature=youtu.be

Anonymous said...

"Only believing he's the smartest man in the room."

Ted Cruz and wordkyle have a lot in common.

wordkyle said...

1022 - Well, your opinion means a lot to me.

1105 - tsk, tsk. You're asserting something that's in your own mind. Everyone smarter than you is not wordkyle.

Anonymous said...

For those who support the public (which is typically not those in LE):

https://www.victoriaadvocate.com/news/2014/dec/13/victoria-police-officer-investigated-for-tasing-dr/

Anonymous said...

Re Sandy Hook lawsuit -- now, somebody will have to prove all those kids really died. Gonna be a lot of unanswered subpoenas too because so many involved have simply disappeared. The school has been destroyed, bulldozed to the ground. Yes, we'll be following this one closely... those crooked folks up there have really stepped in it this time. Follow the money.

Anonymous said...

Didnt the shooter at Sandy Hooks us a hand gun and they found an AR15 in his trunk?

Anonymous said...

Thanks, 11:29. I had no idea of the controversy about Sandy Hook. I just tried to google it and auto complete shows many possibilities for conspiracies.
Wow. Is anything real?

Anonymous said...

none of these rankings matter except the final one.

You know it, brother.

Hey, anyone seen my PR team?

DF Art Briles

Anonymous said...

Bridgeport boys basketball plays Ponder tonight at 8pm in Bridgeport. Decatur boys are off so why not come on over and take a look for yourself? You'll get a pretty good comparison since Ponder just got finished spanking Decatur last weekend. Anyone that thinks those slow Decatur white kids can compete may change their minds tonight. Just bend over and take it like men for the next two years! I'm sure things will get back to normal after that. In the meantime, F*$% Decatur!!!!!!

Bear said...

11:44

I agree. I remember the incident on the news and heard the same thing. Later all the newscasts said he used the AR-15 to do the killing. News reporters trying to create the news. Makes me sick.

Anonymous said...

@11:59

So Bridgeport can't bring up kids on their own to compete in basketball? Look at their roster. You've got 6 kids that came from somewhere else including the 4 cuban relatives, Tibbels (transfered from Decatur), and some other kid that moved in this year. It's literally one of the worst basketball towns around. It makes me sick watching all these Bridgeport people talking crap when Bridgeport had nothing to do with any success they MIGHT have. It's ridiculous. Just enjoy your good fortune and keep your mouths shut. Look at the history of that POS program. It will be back to the garbage bin it has always been soon enough. Also you can bet that Coffman will have a gameplan to keep the game way closer than any of you think. Please Bridgeport, develop one good basketball player on your own then come talk to us. Decatur has some kids coming that are going to embarass yalls azzes for years to come. F%$# Bridgeport!!!!

Anonymous said...

Way to keep it classy 11:59

Anonymous said...

That Sandy Hook mess stinks to high heaven! WTH has happened to our country?

Anonymous said...

@1:16

I was making no attempt at class, just an editorial on the idiots and bad basketball in Bridgeport. Stop acting like you know anything or care about basketball and get back to drugs and mediocre football.

Anonymous said...

Way to keep it classy 1:04

Anonymous said...

Newsflash to both towns...nobody cares about basketball.

Anonymous said...

Who cares about African handball anyway?

Anonymous said...

Bridgeport played one more game than Decatur did in football. You think Decatur has been great. Bulls#%^

Anonymous said...

2:33......Decatur beat the rapesauce out of Bridgeport in football. It would have been worse but all four bridgeport touchdowns were scored by a cuban move in, lol!!!

Anonymous said...

1:43
Big power house over there in decatur! 2 playoff wins in ten years!
Wow ! Watch out!

Anonymous said...

1:04

Seek help.

Anonymous said...

Let's hope no one transfers to Decatur that has talent. They won't let them play over there unless you are from their inbred society.

Anonymous said...

9:37
It has nothing to do with being selfish. It has to do with whether or not adding soccer would be a viable option for years to come. Resources aren't endless.

Just because 25 kids want to play soccer this year doesn't mean 25 kids will want to play soccer 5 years from now.

Take into consideration how tough it is to start from scratch and the type of schedule that will have to be played and hopefully 1 win a year will keep everyone's interest high.

Oh and don't forget that Title IX requirements will have to be satisfied too. It is not just about someone saying "lets play soccer next year!)

Anonymous said...

Being born, raised, and educated in Decatur through high school, you just don't realize the fish bowl that you live in, and how your perspective and attitude tends to devolve into a self-righteousness and holier/better-than-thou orientation that pervades Decatur's air. (By the way, my folks still live there.)
But I moved away after college, had and raised kids, and was "fortunate enough" to be in the same school district as Decatur during a few of the intervening years. It was sitting across from Decatur fans and the experience of some other incredible incidents that raised a mirror for me, giving rise to an introspection that identified the pervasive smug, egomaniacal spirit that was entrenched in Decatur and in me.
When and if you ever come down off that high horse Big D, watch out, you've got a helluva long way to fall.
To all the non-Decatur Wise Countians who read this blog: I'm sorry. But take solace; I'd rather be an armpit in the eyes of Big D than the asshat doing the looking.
Keepin' it real.

Anonymous said...


Hi, I just stopped in to see if the Mexicans had arrived yet. I heard they were coming.

And while I'm here, let me mention just how stupid, pointless boring and childish this thread became when you two or three goofballs started talking about B-port/ D-catur b-ball.

Anonymous said...

5:16. Yes, they are here. They are all staying at Katy Anders house.

Anonymous said...

No school in Wise County has enough African American students to win at sports. Being competitive in both football and basketball require students who are least removed from their hunter-gatherer ancestors. Those genes enable a person to run fast and jump high. Wise County schools lose whenever they go against schools with mostly African American players.

So says Darwin.

Anonymous said...

9:00 am. Guess Bridgeport needs to eliminate golf and tennis since we can't have sports that only cater to a few. Get Real!!

Anonymous said...

Watched Bridgeport basketball tonight...meh

Anonymous said...

6:13 pm you need to Get Real!! Golf and Tennis are basically individual sports ! Yes they are a team but compete on their on merits. Parents pay more out of pocket for these two sports than any other. The school doesn't provide golf clubs, shoes, etc. But Golf also has more state qualifiers and scholarships awarded!!! Go Bulls/Sissies Golf & Tennis