The Campaign For DA

2.13.2015

Random Friday Morning Thoughts






  •  A Texas Senate committee approved bills yesterday allowing concealed handgun license holders to carry guns on college campuses and to otherwise not require them to be concealed as required by existing law. How is this such a priority in this state? (But some testified in opposition: "[T]here were several survivors of the 1966 UT Tower shooting, including . . .  Claire Wilson, who began her testimony with a jarring declaration: 'I was the first one shot in the Whitman massacre.'” Although I'm not sure what a nutcase with a rifle has to do with the open carry of a handgun.)
  • The Fake Tarrant County DA Sharen Wilson twitter account has already disappeared. 
  • There's a home on the market north of Decatur on FM 730 for $5.2 million?
  • Lots of coverage of New York Times media critic David Carr's death in the newsroom yesterday.  I'll admit that as much as I love the media and coverage of the media, I'm really not that familiar with him. 
  • Mrs. LL reminded me last night that I use to send her Valentine's Day flowers at the office on the 10th or the 11th "so I could enjoy them all week".  I told her that I had forgotten that as Every Female In The House looked at me with crossed arms. (In retrospect, I think I was just trying to scoreboard the other husbands.) 
  • The American Sniper Trial might makes us realize how screwed up our criminal justice system is. We might see a person who was undisputedly mentally ill but, because a jury determines that he knew "right" from "wrong" (actual legal terms), will be sentenced to live the rest of his life in a cage without the possibility of parole.  Think about that. In 2015, in the land of the free, our only solution to this complicated issue is to lock up someone like Eddie Ray Routh.
  • That case will become bogged down when mental health experts begin to testify that Routh was insane or not. They'll use terminology and mental health lingo that will sound impressive. But all of that may be trumped by the fact that Kyle texted that Routh was "nuts" as they drove to the shooting range. We all understand "nuts". 
  • There's a new independent report which, in addition to giving you Tired Head, confirms that former UT President Bill Powers basically let unqualified applicants into UT Law School so long as they had influential/powerful parents.  I could only think about a recent case brought by a white UT Law applicant that went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court where she claimed she was denied admission due to affirmative action. Hey, now we know just the opposite was true. It was White Power, not Black Power, that kept you out. 
  • WBAP's Hal Jay actually referred to speaking Spanish as "speaking Mexican" this morning. And even his right wing co-workers distanced from him on the air. 
  • The more I've thought about it, I am absolutely stunned how anyone thinks "Mama Bear" was protecting her child (who, unbeknownst to her, was sprawled out on the concrete behind her) when she attacked the guy who ran into her. 


62 comments:

Anonymous said...

Why do women enjoy flowers so much anyway?

They don't serve any useful purpose!

Anonymous said...

To Hal's defense...it has been quite a while since I heard Castilian Spanish spoken in my sphere. Most of the Spanish I hear is the Mexican variety. I wouldn't be too critical...."Mexican" Spanish is definately different...and usually spoken by Mexicans.

Anonymous said...

REMEMBER VOTE NO ON ALL BOND PACKAGES. VOTE NO!

Anonymous said...

How racist is it for Barry to automatically assume that powerful/influential people must be white?

Anonymous said...

Think about the language reference

England - English
Germany - German
Spain - Spanish
Japan - Japanese
Mexico - Mexican
Poland - Polish
China - Chinese

Mexican is simply an adjective.

Of course, my mother would refer to those "colored" people and I would remark that white was a color too. That went right over her head and my hubby would just roll his eyes at me.

Anonymous said...

I'm as liberal as the next guy, but, sane or totally nuts, that guy deserves to spend the rest of his life in a cage without the chance of parole. If he's so whacked out that he didn't think there was anything wrong with killing those guys, we don't need him back out on the streets. Ever. On the flip side, Kyle and Littlefield had a hour plus drive to Glen Rose to figure out that the guy was high and nuts and they still got out of the truck at the gun range and gave him access to all of those weapons?

Seymore said...

Is anyone sane who just kills another other than self defense?

...
I am mind older and losing my age, but I did not play football...I don't think???

Anonymous said...

I can see it now. This just started a new craze. Someone plows into you with their car, you get out and pummel them and hold them till the police get there and then stupid people donate money to you so you can get a new car.

Anonymous said...

8:51, They don't serve a useful purpose? Of course they do. They clean and cook.

Anonymous said...

9:13, and you get your 15 minutes of fame.

Anonymous said...

The only solution to this complicated issue is to lock up someone like Eddie Ray Routh? Skippy, there is another solution but you won't like it. DEATH PENALTY!!

Anonymous said...

Man dat mudda f$ka be hitn my Fin car-uh and damages it.
Thank you for da fin new ass car-uh!

DF Momma Bear

that guy said...

Actually mexican speak is different from proper spanish. It's a combination of spanish and indian dialects.

Referring to it as Mexican is as appropriate as differentiating between American and the Queens English

DF Cunning Linguist

Anonymous said...

That $5.2 million home is on the tax rolls for $1.556,200.

Anonymous said...

5.2 million and they decorate with a metal star that you see for sale at every trade days used to decorate every "rustic" house in Texas? Really?

Janneba said...

Don't understand the car deal either, and that $5.2 million house is probably mostly for the 100 acres certainly not for a 2 bedroom house even as nice as it sounds.

Anonymous said...

If you don't understand how someone could be in "mama bear" mode just seconds after a traumatic event that endangered her life and that of her loved ones; perhaps someone busting through your door and in the next second throwing a baseball bat and hitting a member of your family in the head with it; all happening in the blink of an eye...you think you're getting up off that couch pissed? Or protective?

Anonymous said...

Canada - Uh, English
America - English again!
Columbia - spanish
Argentina - Spanish
Ireland - English
???

Anonymous said...

Routh is murderously crazy and never needs to be free again.

There are a lot of people I know who are "straight up nuts," but I don't think they're violently crazy. I keep in mind that they're crazy when I deal with them, but I'd would have no reason to think they'd shoot me if given the chance. If I did, I'd want them locked up, too.

Re "Mama Bear" -- I don't know that she had any idea there was a car chase. If that had been just a regular accident, then she'd be locked up for assaulting the other driver.

Anonymous said...

I was born and raised in South America-in Texas Mexican is spoken it's a true statement.

SpanishWarDonkey said...

Methinks baby bear was laying facedown on the pavement because he's black and saw a bunch of police officers. Kid is smart.

Anonymous said...

There is a huge difference between Mexican, and Spanish.
DF Si...si...si...

Anonymous said...

Mama Bear did say she asked her son if he was ok before she got out of the car. Don't know how she had time but she said he said he was ok.
We do take it very personally when someone runs into us.

Anonymous said...

Mama Bear got out of the car and saw that the man that hit her was black so she just wanted to dance with him cause that's how she rolls.

Anonymous said...

Mamma Bear is really Thug Ho Bear. She's screwed niggers long enough she just naturally acts like one.

Anonymous said...

I love the 5.2 million property but I think the drop ceiling in the billiards room is tacky.

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

Momma bear is lucky she didn't get hit by someone who would have beat her a$$ or killed her. That would have been a horrible scene for her child to witness.

And I will be very surprised if she avoids an Assault lawsuit from her victim.

I do not understand the cheers for this Lady. She did almost everything she should not have done in this situation. And gets congratulated and rewarded.

Anonymous said...

Barry, everyone knows that you don't putz around with Valentines Day. Get 1-800-FLOWERS on the hotline IMMEDIATELY! You are fighting for your life here, buddy.

DF Cupid
with a full quiver

Katy Anders said...

The problem with calling it Mexican (despite the well-considered arguments by the other commenters) is that it simply isn't the name of the language.

The language spoken in Mexico is called Spanish. Exp[laining that you are ignoring the name of the language because you have unilaterally decided on going the descriptive route is... insincere at best and racist at worst.

(I'm not saying these things of Hal, who presumably just made a mistake, but rather, the people here insisting that it should be called "Mexican."

Anonymous said...

Tell Mrs LL that she has already received a gift much better than a wimpy bouquet of posies and that gift is YOU!!! I am sure she will rush into your arms. With a hatchet.

DF Donald Trump
I know how to handle women.

Anonymous said...

Ancient entities (many species, many tribes) propagated early apes into man. They gave us some of their DNA. They are forever a part of us. When you prey, you are talking to them. God is beyond understanding at this density (dimension,) even for the ancient aliens. We humans and the known aliens do not know what God is. We are 3rd density, they are 4th density, and there are 5th, 6th, 7th, etc... densities. There are densities of light which have no physical body. They are of energy/light form. I have met them. They move at or beyond the speed of light. They love us, for they were like us some millions of years ago. They are ancient present and future. They are spiritual, as we humans are.

Anonymous said...

Oh, come on, Katy. Of all the folks who comment here, you typically do so with more lucidity than most.

Saying that Mexicans speak Mexican is simply a recognition that the prevailing dialect most likely to be heard in north Texas is not Castiliam. The statement is no more offensive than saying "Texans speak Texan", which, I believe factors into many Texas-based companies' advertising.

Where offense might deservedly be taken, I suppose, is the labeling of all Spanish speaking persons from south of the Rio Grande as Mexicans/Messicans, irrespective of whether they are from Guatemala, Honduras, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, etc.

Katy Anders said...

12:05: You liberals are all the same, with your talk of genetic-manipulation-by-aliens-during-humanity's-prehistoric-days and your densities-of-light-with-no-body talk.

I'm a first generation Nephilim, a proud conservative, and I pray.

Katy Anders said...

12:14: Well, I'm not taking offense at it (it's pretty tough to offend me). I'm just saying that you can't say, "I know what the name of the language is, but I'm calling it by this other name because I don't agree with their reasoning for calling their language Spanish."

It's like saying you're not going to call Karen Carpenter by her name because she doesn't actually do carpentry.

It's the name.

Anonymous said...

Didn't Obama claim they spoke Austrian in Austria?

Anonymous said...

There is Spanish.
There is Spanish North/South America.
There is Spanish Purto Rico, Costa Rica, Belize.
There is Spanish,Mexican.
There is Mexican, Indian.
There is Spanish, Mexican, Indian.
There is Spanish, Mexican, Indian, English.

Shall I go on? I don't want to. Spanish rules. Even the native indigenous Indians want to learn Spanish so they can get jobs (a requirement in many tourist areas.)

Anonymous said...

I don't know if you are just stirring the bucket re current gun legislation issue, or if you really don't get it. You keep making comments from time to time like you've never heard an explanation as to "why it's a priority in this state" and "...a nut case with a rifle...". You are free to have your own opinion about what should be done in terms of the law, but take issue with the answers rather than ignoring the fact that they have been given.

But OK, one more time, from my perspective anyway, and I won't take the time to be exhaustive, there are many more.
You posted a graphic recently, the content of which you said shocked you, that showed the number of US states that prohibit open carry. 4 out of 50, and TX is one of them. Duh. One of the things that is problematic with the "no open carry" is that if one is legally carrying concealed, but a part of the handgun (for example the grip) inadvertently becomes momentarily visible, one is subject to criminal prosecution, and included in all the hassles with that would be loss of the right to carry.
As far as the example of the tower rifleman and what a handgun has to do with that, I assume you mean that there is a slim chance of a hit with a handgun at that distance, if so, then you are correct. How about if repeated cover fire would have kept his head down long enough for someone to get to her sooner than 90 minutes while she lay on the ground bleeding? I don't know, maybe not helpful in that particular example, but how many 400 towers are around, and the point remains that creating a gun-free zone only means that the criminal is the sole person with a firearm. That is why the cowards all go to those places to commit their dastardly deeds. Everyone else is defenseless, and I have never heard a counter to that point from someone favoring stricter gun control.

Anonymous said...

12:36 here, that should have read "...400 foot tall towers..."

Anonymous said...

12:14 here, meant to type "Castilian". Error mío.

Katy, Karen C. could have been a carpenter, for all we know...

Anonymous said...

Vote No to bond elections !

Let them know what a no vote means when we voted no to Afro-Turf and they are doing it anyway.

Anonymous said...

You know what I love about Mexican people, they don't get offended by stupid shit like someone using local color to describe their language. They know when an offense is truly meant and when someone is just using slang. The elites get offended enough for them I guess. There is nothing racist or demeaning about calling it Mexican unless it is said in such a tone or utterance that it is intended to harm.

I suppose some do say it out of ignorance, others out of indifference, or in my case I use it because my Mexican American wife says it also.

Anonymous said...

I'm curious. Can anyone tell me why Ted Cruz supported the Obama stimulus and said it would stimulate the Texas economy?

http://m.motherjones.com/politics/2015/02/ted-cruz-president-obama-stimulus-lawyer

Anonymous said...

Rtg!

DF Antonio López de Santa Anna said...

Geez, it's not Mexican, it's MESKIN.

Anonymous said...

The Fake Tarrant County DA Sharen Wilson twitter account has already disappeared.

I'll give you a half gallon of Blue Bell if you can guess who's still around!

DF Lonely Guy

Anonymous said...

VOTE YES TO BOTH BONDS...DECATUR AND IT STUDENTS DESERVE THE UPGRADES TO THE FACILIES.

mzchief said...

People need to realize, there's a HUGE difference between saying something racial and saying something racist.

Calling the language, spoken by Mexicans, Mexican, is no different than calling the language spoken by Americans, American. It's not correct but it is accurate.

Trust me, though the official language of the United States is English, it most certainly isn't the English spoken in England, Wales, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand or even Canada. Just as, the Spanish spoken in Mexico isn't the same Spanish spoken in Argentina, Venezuela or Puerto Rico.

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I'm so ashamed, that, in Texas a woman, whose first reaction is to beat someone's arse for involving her in an auto accident, is heralded as some sort of "mama bear" hero and rewarded with a new auto. She didn't get out to beat the driver's arse because he was fleeing the police, she did it because she was furious. That type of anger management failure is scary. What's next, giving out coupons, for a free mani-pedi, as a reward, to "mama bears," who shoot out the tires of tailgating-drivers? We all know, that's the correct reaction of a "mama bear" with a cub on board.

Anonymous said...

Calling the language, spoken by Mexicans, Mexican, is no different than calling the language spoken by Americans, American. It's not correct but it is accurate.

If it wasn't founded on racism, sure. But it most often is.

Anonymous said...

The $5.2 million "house" for sale is the CG Bar Ranch. It was originally listed at $6.2 million, but was reduced by $1 million a while back. It's a big place - around 300 acres, with lots of buildings (including 4 houses) and most of it looks pretty nice. Here's some more info I found:

An intimate setting hidden behind high bluffs, rolling hills, dense woods with pristine trails. The vision has been to protect the water and preserve the land. NO oil/gas production with 2+ miles of paved roads. The pavilion (2800 sf) seats 100+ guests, commercial kitchen, two full baths, WBFP, outdoor kitchen on the lake with pool/spa and guest apartment. Adjoing the LBJ GRASSLANDS 22,000 acres. 2800 sf business center, four homes, 8 wells, two gated entries, fenced crossfenced and no hunting for 12 years.

Here's a link to a listing on Loopnet (commercial property realty site). Looks pretty cool. http://www.loopnet.com/Listing/18720320/3588-N-FM-730-Decatur-TX/

Anonymous said...

Everyone get a grip on the Mexican thing. He was trying to be cute. We Mexicans are not thin skinned.

You gringos are trying to make something out of nothing...why?

Now, give me my tax refund.

Anonymous said...

If I had a hammer,
I'd hammer in the morning.
I'd hammer in the evening.
All over this.................

Code blue!!! Code blue!!!

Double Fake Karen Carpenter

Anonymous said...

3:30 get back to your school board meeting. It's for the kids you know Ha a select few kids and dads on the school board

Anonymous said...

12:05 You got any of that shait left? I'd like to try some if it don't last more than a weekend.

Anonymous said...

I want one of those forgivable loans!

Why is this not bewsworthy?

Anonymous said...

I asked a Mexican at the drivers license office how to say a particular word in Mexican. He said ,you mean Hispanic ? I said NO,I mean Mexican. that damn many people could not have came from that tiny island. He swelled up and his wife/woman/ Saturday night punching bag answered the question I asked. Callem what they are. :-)

Anonymous said...

Vote No on the Decatur bonds simply because it is not the right time to increase taxes when oil and gas is headed south

Katy Anders said...

From here on out, I feel that I must call the author of this blog Barry Sort-of-Pink.

It's not stupid to call him that, either, as I have it on good authority that he's not green at all.

Sort-of-Pink is way more accurate.

Anonymous said...

Texas is Mexican country. Mexicans and south Americans are Native Americans. You have our full support

Anonymous said...

Oh, he's green alright.

Double Fake Kermit the Frog

Anonymous said...

Vote NO to both bonds. There is absolutely no reason on God's green Earth for Decatur schools to have any FACILIES.

Anonymous said...

I agree with a resounding NO vote

Anonymous said...

Barry is pleased with himself because he "gets" the Daily Show.

http://nypost.com/2015/02/15/how-jon-stewart-turned-lies-into-comedy-and-brainwashed-a-generation/