The Campaign For DA

12.31.2014

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts



  • Channel 8 had a story last night about the Rhome shooting suggesting that the man shot may have been sleep walking.  He comes from a Mormon family which, in the story, was very well spoken. 
  • The Messenger has their Top 10 Stories of the year edition out today, and I think there is a glaring oversight: There was no mention of the death of County Judge Bill McElhaney which was even more shocking because it occurred during a Commissioners' meeting at the courthouse. Throw in the fact that their #2 story was the election of J.D. Clark as County Judge and this omission is even more confusing.  Edit: Holy cow. The death was in October of 2013. It seems like yesterday. 
  • Why does the TCU game start at 11:30 a.m. today? I can say the same thing about the Baylor game tomorrow but at least it's on an official holiday. 
  • Hard to believe it has been 15 years since the Y2K "scare". 
  • The Dallas Observer blog pointed out that nutcase Texas Legislator Jonathan Stickland has filed a bill that calls "for virtually unlimited open carry of firearms [and he] takes things a step further though, calling for the elimination of concealed handgun licenses." A commenter who represented himself as Stickland (and it sure sounds like him) said that wasn't true and linked to the bill. Then commenters pointed out the exact language of the bill which does exactly what the Dallas Observer said it did. Stickland never replied again. What an idiot. 
  • Watched most of Killing Lincoln last night on Fox News. It's based on a book ghost written by Bill O'Reilly and almost an exact duplicate of the superior 2007 book, Manhunt: The 12 Day Chase For Lincoln's Killer.
  • I don't want to go all Pete Delkus on you, but West Texas sounds like it is going to be an icy mess for the next couple of days. 
  • Canada is thought of to be gun violence free, but yesterday a guy shot and killed eight people and then killed himself. 
  • Play-Doh is in trouble
  • You can get into the Orange Bowl game tonight for $3.26.


34 comments:

Anonymous said...

GO FROGS!

Anonymous said...

We thought it was a good idea to get mommys to buy more Play-Doh. Lots more Play-Doh. Sorry.

DF Hasbro Beancounters

wordkyle said...

"West Texas sounds like it is going to be an icy mess" It is. At this moment here at my house it's 10° with a windchill of -3°. High today of 29° with more precip overnight and tomorrow. Everybody's sliding off the interstate. Happy new year.

Anonymous said...

Billy Mc died in 2013, which is why it is not a top story for 2014.

Anonymous said...

I have a feeling that the 140 days of the upcoming 84th Texas Legislature will resemble the movie Idiocracy brought to life.

DF David Dewhurst
you'll miss me

Anonymous said...

Y2K never scared me that much.

DF Big Chief Writing Tablet

Anonymous said...

Outgoing ( unelected ) Dallas DA, Craig Washington, dismissed corruption charges against city officials. In the interest of justice was the explanation. In reality, it was because he is black, the city officials are black and he could.

Anonymous said...

If a penis shaped toy ruins your Christmas you got bigger problems, just sayin'! If you can't laugh that one off I would hate to think of what else might "offend" you. My parents or even my wife and I would have had shared a coy look and had a good laugh in private. Point is your kids don't care if their cake topper looks like a penis and they most likely won't even notice and if they do explain why a penis shape makes a great extrusion tool!

Also, if this offends you it means you are raising a bunch of hyper-sensitive little twits that are going to be serving me my coffee one day and I don't want to have to walk on egg-shells every time I order my coffee...black!

Anonymous said...

I doubt my first inclination when protecting my family from an intruder is to ask if he comes from a well spoken family. Just sayin!!!

Anonymous said...

9:21 - and the citizens who wanted the investigation are primarily non-black.

Let's play the reverse race card.

Rex Kramer said...

Nice RTG's,way to end the year on a high note

Anonymous said...

A well spoken Mormon family? Holy S BG, what's next. Did you expect them to be out of the movie deliverance?

Anonymous said...

I bought one of those Play Doh things. Now I kinda feel like I got screwed.

Anonymous said...

Hutchins city officials were stealing money from the city. The cases were made, the evidence overwhelming, and cases filed.. Craig Washington dismissed them because he could.

Anonymous said...

Anytime there is a well spoken Mormon, something turns out bad. Anyone remember the 2012 election?

Anonymous said...

I still would like to know what Judge McElhaney did to anger the gods of Wise Co to the point that a young whipper snapper would even consider challenging him in a primary.....of course JD had their nod before he even considered it.

It would be interesting.

Anonymous said...

Did anyone else see how Bridgeport boys basketball screwed up their tournament schedule just to avoid Decatur in the finals? Pretty weak if you ask me. Why would Bridgeport run scared of Decatur. I'm counting down to the upset. If Decatur can beat Rider, they can compete with Bridgeport. And to be clear, Bridgeport is not the tournament champion since they avoided a real final.

Anonymous said...

11:29

Your argument is silly and you must not be looking at tourney results posted somewhere else than the Mess.

Anonymous said...

They wanted to meet Rider in the final.

Anonymous said...

CNN lies about these shootings. Heck, CNN lies about everything. Don't believe it. Better yet, turn off your television.

Anonymous said...

11:29
What is your excuse gonna be when Bridgeport beats Decatur?

Anonymous said...

Channel 8 had a story last night about the Rhome shooting suggesting that the man shot may have been sleep walking. He comes from a Mormon family which, in the story, was very well spoken.

And why is that relevent?

Anonymous said...

Everything is offensive...there.

Anonymous said...

Watched most of Killing Lincoln last night on Fox News. It's based on a book ghost written by Bill O'Reilly and almost an exact duplicate of the superior 2007 book, Manhunt: The 12 Day Chase For Lincoln's Killer.

Whose opinion are you stealing?

Anonymous said...

What's the big deal about the Play-Doh toy?

Double Fake Turkey Baster

wordkyle said...

Okay, since someone mentioned your comment about O'Reilly's book, I'll put in two cents. Since his name is featured prominently on the cover, O'Reilly can hardly be said to have "ghost written" it. As I was told early on, "Ghostwriters need to stay ghostly."

Anonymous said...

The Rhome homeowner used trigger happy judgment. A couple of knocks, then you go out with your gun and find a guy that has decided to leave? So you encounter and then he turns and follows you? A trained gun owner would have sensed something other than a robbery or immediate threat.

Anonymous said...

Barry, You need to post an apology for your hate filled comments about Dennis Prager.

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

Okay, something looks weird with the RTGs?

Are they midgets? Something doesn't go together there. With any of them...

Anonymous said...

Jonathan Stickland is an idiot--a mean idiot. He always has been. I've known him a long time. He didn't even graduate from high school.

Anonymous said...

@Mike Honcho:

I agree with that, but I don't remember them from any midget porn that I have seen.

Anonymous said...

According to pool play Decatur should have only been playing for 5th as they lost to Chisholm Trail. Chisholm didn't want to play Rider and agreed they would only be able to play for 3rd place as a fill in for Chisholm.

The only team that should have a legitimate gripe is Chisholm Trail who stepped back from playing Rider or Saginaw. They ended up 4-0 but didn't have to play their district opponents.

Bridgeport 4-0
Chisholm 4-0
Saginaw 3-1
Rider 2-2
Decatur 2-2

And you're saying Decatur should have had the chance to play for the championship when they didn't beat Chisholm or Saginaw?

Anonymous said...

I agree with 11:29!
I stayed and watched the Ryder and bulls game and Ryder was way more impressive!
1/20/15 upset!

Anonymous said...

12:12

So the team that was impressive lost by 17 to Bport.

Ok.

It's Rider too, btw.

http://www.wfisd.net/Domain/192