The Campaign For DA

2.25.2015

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughsts


  • Pete Delkus last night at 10:30: "Snow totals going higher...tomorrow morning looks VERY interesting!!!" and "Looking pretty snowy tomorrow morning!!"  I don't mind him missing on a weather prediction. I mind that he doesn't care about becoming a cartoon.  
  • And it was incredibly funny watching the local stations this morning. They had reporters dispatched all across the metroplex who were forced to talk about weather that did not exist. I'm impressed they can do that. 
  • Decatur ISD is on a normal schedule today as everyone crosses their fingers that the worst-designed-entrance-in-the-history-of-ever doesn't briefly turn into a ski slope as school opens.
  • Well, Routh got convicted in The American Sniper trial and sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. After a dinner break, the jury reached its decision. I'm not sure which took longer. 
  • So that's our answer on how to handle someone who everyone agrees is mentally ill (but knew "right from wrong"): We put them in a cage. 
  • And this is an actual tweet from the Governor of Texas late last night: "JUSTICE! Chris Kyle's killer convicted of capital murder. Jury didn't buy insanity defense. #AmericanSniper #ChrisKyletrial".  Man, we are free falling towards Idiocracy. At the end of a trial which should make us heartbroken for everyone involved, our highest elected official is high fiving online and using hashtags.
  • A cop shot a motorist in Grapevine on Friday. From the reports that are trickling out from those who have seen the vide, this is gonna be bad. For the police.
  • I dreamed I was at a court hearing with a trooper who came up and said to me, "Barry, I'm sorry, but I just learned there's a warrant out for you." But he was incredibly nice. 
  • Bill O'Reilly has been dogged by allegations of lying as of late which I really haven't paid attention to. He's not a journalist.  But one report yesterday was of local interest because two icons at Channel 8 said he lied while as a reporter at WFAA. (I didn't know he even worked there.)
  • Good grief, Jimmy Buffet is coming to DFW for the millionth time. How many times can you folks listen to Margariteville?  
  • I bought the book on Mindfulness. I might get sucked into this.
  • The Family Cat mauled The Family Fish last night causing quite a bit of drama.
  • I've signed up for the Cowtown Half Marathon on Sunday. This will be dicey. 
  • I became a big fan of Tim MacMahon last night for standing up to the bully and insufferable Mav's coach Rick Carlisle. That was great. 




67 comments:

Anonymous said...

I predict Routh will be knifed within a year.....some other nut will want "15 minutes of fame" for killing Chris Kyle's killer.

No winners here. Texas/Texans come off as "bubbas". Wife takes a break from the trial to attend Oscars, jury takes longer to eat than discuss the case, Gov just pathetic

If Routh had money, this would never have gone to trial, as top of the line drs would have proven mental illness.










Anonymous said...

Two points this morning.

1) I too am disturbed by social media and it's use or misuse by elected officials. No, I don't approve of Greg Abbot tweeting about the verdict but it doesn't seem to be any worse than the things our President does after bad news--primarily golfing or doing sit downs with youtube stars.

2)So I guess since Brian Williams a lefty darling has gotten in trouble it was necessary to attack a liar on the right to even things out or get the spotlight off Brian? Oh well....they are talking heads. At least the BBC calls them "news readers". That seems pretty accurate. Your handsome, have a good voice and can read. It's just that the sheep need to realize that is what these people are--not reporters who are making sure what they are reporting is factual and accurate.

Anonymous said...

Shouldn't it count that justice was served for Kyle? Shouldn't justice served be high-fived?

When you defend someone and you win, don't you believe justice is served?

Sometimes I think you have two brains.

Anonymous said...

O'Reilly asks questions and interviews people.

But he's not a journalist?

Anonymous said...

Not certain why you have bad feelings for Carlisle, but Rondo ignored the play call. When Rondo didn't bring the ball up in the left side of the court, Carlisle called a time out and benched Rondo. MacMahon does do a good job of pressing for detail from Carlisle about the incident, but previous to your vine clip, Carlisle did say it was over and tgat it was a difference of opinion. He made it clear that he wasn't going any further into the matter. In the end he is the coach. If he can't make play calls that his team will follow, then he has no coaching ability. I like Rondo, but he has always been and is still a loose canon.

Anonymous said...

At the end of a trial which should make us heartbroken for everyone involved


haaaa yea ok

Anonymous said...

All warrants say Greetings so it goes that Cops are friendly from the start but maybe not at the end.

Anonymous said...

Kudos to Jimmy Buffet. He is the ultimate capitalist and is the fourth richest singer/songwriter in the world @ $450 million--richer than Mick Jagger.
Now I know that Beyonce is the cat's ass in the liberal's mind, but right now I can't think of a song of hers that will survive 40 yrs of popularity and still be on the top 50.

Anonymous said...

We put them in a cage.

What do you suggest you liberal douche-tard?

Anonymous said...

I love your comparison to "idiocracy"
what I don't understand is that you can't see that all of the problems in the movie were caused by liberalism. "batin'" bill Clintons surgeon general, radical inflation, illiteracy caused by government run schools, etc. etc.

Anonymous said...

I've signed up for the Cowtown Half Marathon on Sunday. This will be dicey.

What age group will you be competing in this year?

The 2013 Cowtown Half Marathon results with someone named Barry Green competing in an older age bracket are still online. Some would call that cheating.

BarryGate 2013 is on your permanent record. I don't expect this comment to see the light of day.

Anonymous said...

Bill O lied? Say it isn't so! Does this mean he might not walk on water either?

What will Fox do? Replace him with Huckabee? A Baptist preacher wouldn't lie!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

So that's our answer on how to handle someone who everyone agrees is mentally ill (but knew "right from wrong"): We put them in a cage.

I think we should change the law. They should have to work in attorney offices for the rest of their lives. How bout that Barry?

Anonymous said...

O'Reilly consistently exaggerates his own involvement and importance in events. He is a documented liar. His claim to "combat" in Argentina for covering a street disturbance is absurd. I was exposed to tear gas in Wash DC but I don't claim that as combat experience. His claims about the suicide is more evidence that his problems with the truth goes back a long time. However, his supporters are used to his lies and they just don't care.

Anonymous said...

#BRINGBACKOURGIRLS DF Moochelle Obammy

Anonymous said...

No mention that the motorist shot in Grapevine was an illegal immigrant that was running from the police?

Anonymous said...

barry green , micheal moore, really the same person?
you be the judge

Anonymous said...

Well, Routh got convicted in The American Sniper trial and sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. After a dinner break, the jury reached its decision. I'm not sure which took longer.


Worst part: When they interrupted TV show Forever for the verdict.

Best part: I think it was NBC in the courtroom when the guy in front of the camera wearing a suit turned around and looked at the camera, then started digging in his butt crack for all the world to see.

John Russell said...

I became less of a fan of Tim MacMahon. Carlisle answered his question. MacMahon just didn't like the answer. MacMahon wanted a headline but Carlisle didn't want to escalate the situation. Carlisle is the head coach. Rondo is the player who reports to the head coach. You don't do what the head coach wants you don't play. You can only have one boss in sports.

Anonymous said...

I hope all Christians on this blog will read this:

www.redletterchristians.org/franklin-graham-christian-violence

Anonymous said...

Several inches of "dusting" and "no weather" in my DFW yard right now. What again is the problem with the weather forecasting?

Anonymous said...

Sorry to disappoint you Barry. The shooting in Grapevine was a good shoot with video evidence to back up the cop's actions.
BTW,he's an illegal alien and has been arrested quite a few times by the police.

Anonymous said...

Let's not put the mentally ill killers in a cage. They should be allowed to live and be free next door to bloggers in Wise County. Deal?

Anonymous said...

I figured Bu's head would explode when that conviction was announced. How dare that jury put a killer behind bars! With no possibility for parole so he can get out and murder yet another Military Veteran and War Hero.

Anonymous said...

I just dont understand how ANYONE could feel sorry for Routh. It makes me sick for someone to think that he should get away with murder. If it was up to me i would execute him on public television myself. For Barry to act like he got the shaft is the most idiotic thing i have ever heard. YOU BLEEDING HEART LIBERALS ARE THE WHOLE PROBLEM WITH SOCIETY.

And As far as the quickness of the verdict, is that a suprise? Seemed black and white to me.

DD

Anonymous said...

Those sensitive to the plight of mentally challenged murderers seem to stop short of offering to take them in as boarders. Talking the talk, no walking involved.

Anonymous said...

Rage probably likes the grandma on the left. He likes the ones that look rode hard and put up wet

DD

Anonymous said...

I look at all media types through one lens...would I make a major purchase from this person. I don't care if they are liberal, conservative, black, white or in between just as long as I think I can trust them. I wouldn't buy a toilet plunger from O'Reilly but my list is long and includes many from both sides of the political aisle. That being said, he wasn't entrusted to read the nightly news to the entire country like Williams.

O'Reilly became a cartoon years ago and that is why liberals shouldn't go after his head for lying...he serves them too well in his current role. He is the perfect caricuture of an angry, priveleged, egotistical old white man.

Anonymous said...

I do get a kick out of how you bait these halfwits with your short little random thought quips and get all this racist and intolerant gold....well done

Anonymous said...

I know when things are not black and white it's hard for you people to understand...but what Barry is saying is as a society we don't know what to do with mentally ill people....He clearly killed Kyle, just as the severely mentally ill guy who killed all the people in Colorado movie theater, but you have to acknowledge that both of those men are severely mentally ill. Now that you've placed him in prison, the cost to house him is enormous because being in prison makes a psychotic person even crazier. He will not receive adequate mental health care and the guards, other prisoners and your tax dollars will be greatly affected because warehousing this guy will be a huge pain. Warehousing him in a forensic psychiatric hospital set up for people like him is more efficient and humane. He could be found guilty and insane and placed in a better warehouse. There is a grey...he's guilty...but we as a society are ignorant to severe mental illness and like to put our head in the sand and pretend it doesn't exist.

Anonymous said...

Pete Delkus - "I don't mind him missing on a weather prediction. I mind that he doesn't care about becoming a cartoon."

Not taking up for Delkus because but I wonder why you watch him. I don't watch people on TV that drive me crazy.

Anonymous said...

I actually agree with Barry on Routh's punishment. A public hanging on the Stephenville courthouse lawn would have been much more appropriate than life in a cage.....

Anonymous said...

Just what are Random Wednesday Morning "Thoughsts"(sic)
Go Baylor.....Ha Ha

Anonymous said...

Watched the sentencing last night and thought I would pass on the thoughts of an old veteran. Simple:

Mamas don't let your babies grow up to be soldiers.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1y2SIIeqy34

Anonymous said...

@10:35

So what about the families of all the people Kyle murdered in that BS war? YOU SHORT-SITED BUBBA-MENTALITY HAVING CONSERVATIVES ARE THE WHOLE PROBLEM WITH SOCIETY.

Shooting people in the back from hundreds of yards away just because they are brown is not heroic.

Anonymous said...

@10:42

I look at all media types through one lens...would I make a major purchase from this person.

Do you really? That's stupid.

"I look at all doctor types through one lens...do they make a good grilled cheese sandwhich?

Anonymous said...

10:19, I am a Christian and I read the article you linked to. It sounds like the author doesn't care for Franklin Graham. I don't either.

So what exactly were you hoping "Christians on this blog" would take away from that article?

Anonymous said...

Thoughsts?

Anonymous said...

WE'LL DO IT LIVE! M F'ERS!


DF Bill O'Reilly

Anonymous said...

In every case, those mentally challenged insane murders had enough reasoning to take advantage of their victim when the opportunity arose.

That just sounds like they ALWAYS know what they are doing when they kill.

Anonymous said...

Let's not put the mentally ill killers in a cage. They should be allowed to live and be free next door to bloggers in Wise County. Deal?

No deal. We don't want them in Tarrant County.

Anonymous said...

Speaking of Cops Shooting am I the only one to miss it it did the Montague County Deputy getting shot by the Nocona cop just dissappear. Or hush hush, anyway I haven't seen or heard anything else since Saul Garcia got scolded!!!!

Anonymous said...

So that's our answer on how to handle someone who everyone agrees is mentally ill (but knew "right from wrong"): We put them in a cage.

You bet your --- we do! Setting aside whether CK was a hero or not, ERR murdered two men. Not self defense. Not catching them boinking his girl. Not to prevent a theft or robbery. Because they didn't talk to him.

Many people believe that justice would've been better served if ERR ceased to exist. Others of us understand the complexity and expense of a capital trial, and weigh it against the societal benefit, concluding that LWOP is probably the correct route. And then there's BSG.

So, if this had not been a jury trial, what would you, if you were the judge in this case, as esteemed arbiter of a man's life (something I believe you've railed against), have ruled?

Sam Brows said...

There's a difference between mental illness that can be controlled and mental illness that can't be controlled. If a person's mental illness can be controlled, and they voluntarily go off their meds and become uncontrolled, how many times should that happen before it is OK for society to say "enough" and lock that person up for life? Likewise, if a person has a mental illness that simply cannot be controlled or corrected, and that person commits criminal activity, is it really society's obligation to pay the thousands more per year that it takes to lock them up in a mental institution than it would to warehouse that person?

And finally, if you give me a choice of having to engage in inane, ridiculous activity on a repetitive basis...I'm choosing to listen to Margaretville over and over again long before I choose to run a dadgum half marathon year after year. That's just me and my legs are kind of short, but i'll bet I'm not the only one.

Anonymous said...

Shooting people in the back from hundreds of yards away just because they are brown is not heroic.-11:30 AM

Nailed it.

Anonymous said...

Please show us where 10:35 even mentions Kyle...

Anonymous said...

@ 1:16

The entire post is about Kyle's murder trial. It's quite easy to refer to someone without actually mentioning their name. Watch:

The poster at 1:16 has low reading comprehension.

See? I don't even know your name and I still refered to you. Learning is fun, huh?


Anonymous said...

What is the name of the book you are reading about "Mindfulness"? There are many out there that I have read and was interested to see which one you found and if you like it so far.

Anonymous said...

Strike two...

Anonymous said...

11:05 Good post! It is like I have said on here before, the ignorance that many "good, God fearing folks" have when it comes to mental illness is the same ignorance that will one day lead to gun control laws they definitely won't like. Routh should have been in an in-patient care facility well before all of this. His family failed him, the military failed him, society failed him and it cost two good (and flawed) men their lives. Sidenote: We are all flawed by the way, hence I don't understand the hypocrisy of those who condemn Kyle and can't seem to separate his service from his demons (maybe his demons were created by his service). It seems ignorance flows in both directions on this topic.

Point is, as a society we don't do a good job taking care of our most vulnerable citizens, and we continually turn a blind eye when it comes to issues involving them. This case was just another wake up call, a chance to have a national discussion, and what do we get....more partisan politics and name calling. This should be our first priority when it comes to social justice issues, yet we spend far more political capital on whether two grown adults can marry! Doesn't say much for our society!!!

Anonymous said...

"Shooting people in the back from hundreds of yards away just because they are brown is not heroic.-11:30 AM"

"Nailed it."

Sounds like Obama's drone war if you ask me! I know, I know it is different when it is YOUR hero doing the killing!!! Grow up folks, hate the war not the soldier.

Sam Brows said...

2:13 Ok. But is it alright if I still hate the Islamic terrorist?

Anonymous said...

11:32

Yeah, what was I thinking? The retards on this blog might think I was actually comparing a journalist to a salesperson and really f@ck up their response with an apples to oranges comparison about doctors and cooks! Just stupid of me, pure absurdity, I tell ya! I should be publicly stoned, tarred and feathered, rang up by my neck and run out of town before sundown!!!

A grilled cheese does sound f'ng awesome though bro, thanks...I got an appointment with Dr Colby Jack in Monterrey this afternoon!


This is 10:42... over.

Anonymous said...

Sam,

You mean radical extremists, correct?

DF Obama or 2:13

Sam Brows said...

Well, I'm no fan of those guys either, but I was trying to be specific. Muslim Terrorists. I can't stand those guys.

Anonymous said...

If you drive by the venue for the Jimmy Buffet concert this year, you'll get it. Maybe.

Anonymous said...

Rage probably likes the grandma on the left. He likes the ones that look rode hard and put up wet

I don't know what to tell you buddy, but the one on the left is probably 100 times better in the sack than the other two. Sure, she'd be my third choice for a few reasons, but she looks like she'd be just fine with being rode hard and put away wet.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Nailed it 8:52. Public officials should be careful about what they post.
Take Alvoid's board president. He goes from posting "official" school announcements to political or racist comments on his FB page, and he thinks he's preaching the gospel to his flock with every post. Then he does an interview in the Bridgeport Rag to try to boost his ego, only to reveal he has anger and commitment issues. They even put him on the front page with a couple of his closest friends, his jack asses.
He leads the School Board? No wonder all the teachers are looking to leave and the kids are going to Decatur or being home schooled.
Alvoid needs to wake up and impeach that fool and his closest friends.

Anonymous said...

Vote No to DISD Bond Elections.

VOTE NO !

Anonymous said...

Sam,

Now you know we can't use the M word in the same sentence with terrorists, that would imply the "moderate M's" condone the violence. Because, as we all know, they are always stepping over each other to apologize when an attack does happen!

Anonymous said...

2:25 & 2:59

Yes Sam, it is OK to hate Muslim terrorists as long as you hate Christian terrorists as well.

Anonymous said...

McMahon was being a doosh. Reporters can be dooshes nowadays without any repercussions. Of course this is the same McMahon that was posting 61-58 like all of the Baylor dorks.

Anonymous said...

"Pete Delkus last night at 10:30: "Snow totals going higher...tomorrow morning looks VERY interesting!!!" and "Looking pretty snowy tomorrow morning!!" I don't mind him missing on a weather prediction. I mind that he doesn't care about becoming a cartoon."

About the time that you hit SEND on this RT post, it was snowing HARD, where I was in the MetroPlex.

Anonymous said...

"So that's our answer on how to handle someone who everyone agrees is mentally ill (but knew "right from wrong"): We put them in a cage."

Yes, it is. What would you have us do? He killed, and we have reason to believe that he would kill again. Seriously, what the heck is the alternative? Do you live in some alternate reality in which we can fix such behavior?

Anonymous said...

4:03 PM...I'm voting "Maybe" just to spite you.

Anonymous said...

But you're right when you said this, BG:
"Man, we are free falling towards Idiocracy. At the end of a trial which should make us heartbroken for everyone involved, our highest elected official is high fiving online and using hashtags."

Sadly, you nailed that one.

Anonymous said...


Barry, come out to Frisco as my guest for the party before the Buffett concert. You will then understand why we go.Think 10,000 random thought girls live.