The Campaign For DA

3.02.2015

Random Monday Morning Thoughts



  • I ran the Cowtown Half Marathon of Sunday (being caught off guard on Saturday night when they announced it was still on).  The initial part of the race took us through Trinity Park and the ice on the road was insane. After that obstacle course, it was pretty clear. Loved it. 
  • It's been a couple of years since I've participated in one of those races and there's a huge change: At the starting line, it looks like Selfie City. 
  • To get to the race I had to drive I-30 over Camp Bowie which is where only hours earlier an oral surgeon and two of his assistants slid off the road into a creek. He and one assistant died. 
  • Something that should get more press: DPS, right before it asked the legislature to shower it with bags of money for more border security, completely changed the way they calculated the value of drug seizures to demonstrate what a great job they are doing. Overnight, they changed the value of drugs seized because of"Operation Strong Safety" from $181 million to $1.8 billion. 
  • I've had a crazy rash develop. It looks like fingernails have been drug across my skin over a four inch area and then, within two hours, it will disappear completely only to show up somewhere else. And then disappear once again just as quickly. It's like a horror movie. 
  • Good lord, I saw the headlines last night of LAPD shooting a homeless man, but I just watched the unedited video. (Very Graphic.) Have the cops lost their collective minds in the last two years? Deadly force is the last option. And nine cops can't subdue a guy living on the street? 
  • I had the best time sledding on Saturday after we found a fantastic high and sloped hill. Watching kids doing that will make you smile. (And huge credit to the Family Unit for getting up early to go do it.)
  • Nina Pham is suing Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas because she contracted Ebola. That's disappointing. (And for you civil lawyers, why isn't she limited to a worker's comp claim?)
  • Brian Cuban sent me a tweet on 8:02 a.m. on Sunday telling me I should get a life since all I do is obsess about Sean Hannity and "his family".  Hey, buddy, I'm not the one sending tweets to strangers at 8:02 on Sunday morning.  (I would have responded but my life caused me to be in line for the aforementioned half marathon start at that moment. And why does he care about Hannity?)
  • I mentioned last week that ESPN writer Ivan Maisel's son was missing. Check out this tweet from Peter King: "I once lost my daughter in a NJ mall for 3 minutes. Worst 3 minutes of my life. I so feel for the @Ivan_Maisel family. #FindMax".   He was summarily roasted for being tone deaf.
  • Texas Republican State Representative Tony Tinderholt was so angry that a Travis County judge authorized the marriage of a same sex couple last week that he filed a (handwritten) judicial complaint. He got so many things wrong that it is laughable. Then I learned this man defending the sanctity of marriage has been married five times. 
  • Finally watched the Modern Family episode "shot completely on iPhone 6 and iPad Air 2." I thought it was brilliant. 
  • Facts are just coming in, but an attempted murder-suicide in Benbrook last night has to have a crazy back story behind it. 


47 comments:

Anonymous said...

Angry Tony Tinderholt? Typical of SO many self righteous Republicans.

The sanctity of marriage?

And certainly nothing to do with gays. Just ask any Log Cabin Republican.

Hyprocrits!

Anonymous said...

The picture is taken too far away, the girls look entirely too fake and too much shadow is obscuring her face.

Not good, BG!

Son of Bacon

Anonymous said...

Forgive me. WHO IS BRIAN CUBAN? Is that Mark's brother? O. WHO CARES ABOUT MARK'S BROTHER. IDIOT.
And when did you talk about him? Like one time last year. WHO CARES.
If you can't take heat from a blogger, you should go live in a cave.

Anonymous said...

You might want to read the details in the Pham lawsuit.

Anonymous said...

Cops told the homeless man to drop the weapon and instead he resisted. Good police work. Maybe cops should get out of the black neighborhoods and let them handle their own problems. That is the way it is done in Africa and the fittest survive.

Anonymous said...

I love idiots like you who use the "but, everyone is doing it, I'm not the only one".

Anonymous said...

Hey Barry, No mention of Obama threatening to shoot down Israeli planes?

Anonymous said...

That is our problem, Barry. We seem to attack a fellow who points out an atrocity in society...like same gender marriages. The problem is not how ineptness of Tinderholt, it is calling that unholy union a marriage. Even animals are wiser.

Anonymous said...

Two Dead After SUV Goes Into Icy Fort Work Creek


did they mean Ft Worth?

Anonymous said...

I've had a crazy rash develop. It looks like fingernails have been drug across my skin over a four inch area and then, within two hours, it will disappear completely only to show up somewhere else. And then disappear once again just as quickly. It's like a horror movie.




Maybe them illegals brought over diseases.

Anonymous said...

I like them curvy women. 9/10.

Triple Fake... said...

what was Samuel Jackson doing at the scene of that shooting? (I mean besides doing voice over commentary for the video)

I don't totally agree with the lawsuit by Nina Pham, but the hospital is completely liable. They were unprepared to treat the case, and anybody that did treat him should have been quarantined

wordkyle said...

"crazy rash" = shingles?

Anonymous said...

Come on now, We all know Four inches is giving yourself a little too much credit..

ps Mrs. LL probably needs to clip her nails...

Have a good day.

Anonymous said...

Rash in bands? Shingles maybe?

DF Dr Oz

Anonymous said...

Witness heard officer scream "he's got my gun" before they shot him. Now you know the rest of the story.

Anonymous said...

If the rash is really itchy, think chronic hives (urticaria) and dermatographism.
Shingles won't come and go.

Anonymous said...

Rash?
Have you seen "The Exorcist"?
We know your stance on Christianity --
you been playing around with a Ouji board lately?

Anonymous said...

You can cure shingles with a metal roof!

Anonymous said...

Shingles typically would involve pain at the site of presentation and oozing of fluids would occur. It would not come and go as Barry described.

If it doesn't go away, see your doctor about obtaining a topical steroid cream.

You do have topical cream experience, so you will know how to apply it.

CT said...

"Barry, you in danger, dude!"

Re:disappearing/reappearing rash- Is this your ghost's way of letting you know something is up?

Anonymous said...

Re:Nina Pham

Such BS. Should be Worker's Comp. Privacy invaded? hmmm.
That atty on TV last night was a disgrace. Apparently talked Nina Pham into suing THR. Oh wait, who will get the most money if successful? The atty, of course!

If Pham wins, she should pay back Dallas County for taking care of her dog.

Anonymous said...

Cops = cowards

Anonymous said...

I just noticed that the Dallas Indep. School District purchased a 1/2 page full color ad in the Dallas Morning News to sell the greatness the DiSD schools. Is this what public school has become. Do we need advertising paid for by tax payers to convince us that our education system doesnt suck? Something is disturbing about this.

Anonymous said...

Shooting link has been taken down.

Anonymous said...

Looks like JD Clark made an appearance in the RTG pic. Soliciting votes.

Bear said...

"Then I learned this man defending the sanctity of marriage has been married five times."

So, you can't fight the fight unless you walk the walk?

As a DWI lawyer, does that mean you have to be in favor of diving and drinking in order to defend an accused?

Anonymous said...

9:09 AM said...
Forgive me. WHO IS BRIAN CUBAN? Is that Mark's brother? O. WHO CARES ABOUT MARK'S BROTHER. IDIOT.
And when did you talk about him? Like one time last year. WHO CARES.
If you can't take heat from a blogger, you should go live in a cave.

He kinda does; he's not really engaged to the common man

Anonymous said...

@12:11

Calling cops cowards while posting anonymously... You're doing a bit, right?

Anonymous said...

What about the Montague cop vs cop shooting? We need to know.

Anonymous said...

RTG: Juanita is Busting Out All Over.

- DF Roger Hammerstein

Anonymous said...

That homeless person in the video apparently had a gun...I heard the cop say put the gun down a few times before I heard the shot.

Anonymous said...

The only really your radical Muslim loving terrorist president hates Israel and loves Iran is because his puppet master Valerie Jarret is Iranian.

Anonymous said...

Scabbies

Anonymous said...

You Republitards still have no clue what climate change means!

"Look... me found snowball... me think earth is fine now."

http://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-mh-watch-meet-the-press-because-20150301-column.html

Anonymous said...

Wow. Wordkyle didn't come across as a total douche today. I'm marking this down on my calendar

Anonymous said...

The homeless man had no gun. One of the officers dropped his weapon and said "I dropped my gun." A second later the man was dead. Yep, that's some great police work, Barney.

Anonymous said...

I bet I know what's got you down, BG.

DF Courthouse Crabs

Anonymous said...

Not nearly enough hate filled rants on here today!!!

Bear said...

2:33

And you libtards think man is so powerful that he can alter the earth's climate.

If we had that power, wouldn't it be perfect weather everywhere all the time?

Anonymous said...

DPS has officially become part of the self serving bureaucratic entities of Texas government.

DPS officers are not responsible for the actions of their administrators, who inflate their numbers and accomplishments to match their egos and ambitions.

I mean really, if they had $1.8 billion in drugs, they would be figuring out a way to sell them.

BTW, your unedited video of the LAPD is no longer available

Anonymous said...

The video is on youtube still

Anonymous said...

2:33, it is spelled FRAUD. Just because your predictions of the Arctic melting, ski slopes being void of snow and sea levels rising did not happen you cannot change your terminology from Global Warming to Climate Change. Am I right to say that you are claiming that global warming is causing freezing?

Anonymous said...

@3:38

Are you actually a bear? You have bear logic.

And you libtards think man is so powerful that he can alter the earth's climate.

If we had that power, wouldn't it be perfect weather everywhere all the time?


This right here. This. This is why I won't argue with you morons.
"That power" he says.
You understand nothing.

Anonymous said...

Nina Pham shouldn't be suing. I'm sure she received a paycheck & at the least workers comp. Her medical bills were paid. She needs to be thankful she is alive. Last I knew her job carries some exposure to diseases. Heck all of us can be exposed to any disease at anytime. There are no guarantees in life. I think her lawsuit should be dismissed.

Anonymous said...

Re: Nina Pham

She might as well surrender her RN license. No one will ever hire her, IMO.

Anonymous said...

In reading the actual lawsuit, Nina Pham broke HIPPA by telling her mother she was treating Mr. Duncan.

Just sayin