The Campaign For DA

3.16.2015

Random Monday Morning Thoughts


  • I'll get the Liberally Lean March Madness Pick 'Em Tourney up later this morning. 
  • A lady had her probation for murder revoked in Tarrant County last week for the new offense of credit card abuse. (I know I wrote about the original trial when it happened despite having no specific memory of doing so. And I know that makes no sense.) The story says the verdict led to the a change in the law which no longer allows a jury to give probation in a murder case -- which is insane.
  • The Family Unit wanted me to hit softballs to them on a field yesterday so off we went. Fantastic afternoon. Started off by hitting them grounders. Good stuff. Then they wanted me to hit them high fly balls to the outfield. You know, I haven't done that in years and failed miserably at it. I resulted to throwing the ball instead of hitting it. I'll be sharing a hospital room with Yu Darvish after Tommy John surgery later today.
  • This has been posted and posted again by the Dallas Morning News on social media: "Mark Cuban's lawyer has the coolest, most challenging job in the legal profession." Most challenging? The headline writer has to be an intern. Trust me, there's a new lawyer today who just got a court appointment in a criminal case who has a more "challenging" job. Think about the consequences. 
  • Blue Bell had a recall after three people died from eating the the product. Died! (That goofy Texas Supreme Court judge always panders to his audience by tweeting about how he loves Blue Bell. What happens if a case involving the tainted product ends up in front him?)
  • I was only halfway watching This Week With George Stephanopoulos when I perked up because I heard a politician say this about the issues in Ferguson. "But we need to begin to look at how we move forward. You don't move forward by talking about things like the militarization of the police, which really is decisions [sic] that need to be made by the police of how they protect themselves and how they protect others in the hard job they have to do." Good lord. Not only do the police need to unilaterally decide how they arm themselves but we don't need to question it? 
  • Later I hit "play" on the new episode of Vice which had a disturbing segment on the militarization of the police. Great, great show. 
  • I was in the front yard yesterday and was watching a bird chirping when I saw one of the Family Dogs looking at me through the backyard fence. I decided to take him on a walk and, for once, do so without listening to radio/podcasts/music.  With my ears open, a block over I got to smile when a little neighbor girl yelled out of her upstairs window, "Hello, Barry!!!" But then that mood was taken down a notch when I later heard an argument between a couple in a garage. Such is life. 
  • I heard on the radio that girls love Game of Thrones (which I've never seen.) True?
  • The new Will Farrell movie looks horrible. Thought: Has he ever been in a dramatic role? Other comedians have done it. Robin Williams. Steve Martin. Bill Murray. Even Adam Sandler. 
  • I'm up to date on Better Call Saul. Those feelings of doubt about the show have now vanished. It's fantastic. 





31 comments:

Andrew Kuppinger said...

Agree on Saul.

Anonymous said...

Jonathan Banks will get an Emmy for last week's Better Call Saul.

I believe Will Ferrell has been in one or two dramatic films, but I believe they may have flopped.

I'm still trying to figure out why so many people liked The Other Guys, when it was such a horrible film!

Anonymous said...

Watching television turns your mind to mush. It really explains a lot about many of the posts on this blog.

Anonymous said...

Stranger Than Fiction was dramatic role for Ferrell. Also a great movie.

Anonymous said...

Better Call Saul my new favorite show!!

Anonymous said...

I told you Saul would pick up, Breaking Bad was almost unwatchable the first few episodes. It gave you just enough to come back because you were seeing something you had never seen before.

Anonymous said...

The new Will Farrell movie looks horrible. Thought: Has he ever been in a dramatic role? Other comedians have done it. Robin Williams. Steve Martin. Bill Murray. Even Adam Sandler.

Stranger Than Fiction was a pretty good movie that starred Will Farrell in a semi-dramatic role.

Anonymous said...

I googled Will Ferrell for dramtic roles...yes he has done several.

Anonymous said...

Stranger Than Fiction, dramatic role played by WF, and actually a really good movie.

Katy Anders said...

"Better Call Saul" is great. Good lawyer stuff, too.

I like when he is out in the desert with the drug dealers trying to convince them he's a lawyer and not a DEA agent:

"Ask me a lawyer question. Anything - well, not contract law, but anything else!"

The part with the old lady bringing each individual item downstairs that she wants in her will was funny, too - as well as him trying to dress like Matlock to pull in elderly clients.

Katy Anders said...

I saw Will Farrell in a really dramatic role once.

I don't remember what it was called, but he was supposed to be a member of Blue Oyster Cult in the Seventies.

I cried.

Anonymous said...

RE RTG Girls: What is with the handcuffs?

Sam Brows said...

Katy - Will Farrell wasn't in a movie as a member of BOC, that was an SNL skit and he was playing the cow bell. I am pretty sure Christopher Walken was in it too and oh yeah, Gotchya (I really DO see the humor in your posts).

Anonymous said...

Game of thrones is a awesome show. My wife loves it.

Barry I think you have a hard on for Mark Cuban js


DD

Anonymous said...

Who notices handcuffs? unless of course they like sausage

Anonymous said...

No probation for murder? That is insane, but only if you believe such people should just be given hugs and sent on their way.

Heaven forbid that someone has to actually be held accountable for taking a person's life.

Stay Classy

Anonymous said...

Talledega Nights was an excellent representation of Will Ferrell's dramatic range. In this true story big screen adaptation of the novel "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby" written by John Grisham, Ferrell jumps right into the skin of Ricky Bobby and brings Nascar lovers on a bumpy ride navigating the complex personality and exploits of America's favorite driver.

Anonymous said...

The new Will Farrell movie looks horrible.

To me, watching Will Ferrell in a movie is like watching a Jim Carrey movie - something I don't want to do.

Anonymous said...

Hey Barry, Did you see where House Bill 2918 introduced by Texas Representative Jason Villalba (R-Dallas) would make private citizens photographing or recording the police within 25 feet of them a class B misdemeanor, and those who are armed would not be able to stand recording within 100 feet of an officer.

Thanks Republicans! Wordkyle will be along shortly to tell us how we will all be more free with this new law that restricts our rights.

Anonymous said...

The Chron article says Schmitz' store sold and repaired pianos and organs.

Helpful hint: Tulips on your organ are better than roses on your piano.

Triple Fake... said...


"You're gonna want that cowbell!"

Triple Fake gold record producer Bruce Dickinson - yes, THE Bruce Dickinson!

Anonymous said...

Cock of the walk baby. Cock of the walk.

Anonymous said...

The wife loves Game of Thrones. Probably her favorite show on tv currently.

Anonymous said...

And that, folks, is why we don't listen to anything Sam Brows has to say.

Anonymous said...

Front page of the USA today.....the rubber pellets on the artificial turf surfaces have high contents of lead and are considered a carcinogen. Might want to rethink the turf issue and go buy some buses.

Anonymous said...

11:55 I keep a GoPro on my dash at all times on a swivel mount. Stuff like this scares the crap out of me and just shows how crazy some politicians have become. There is nothing Conservative about bad laws like this. I suppose he is trying to show he supports law enforcement, but he is endagering the public in doing so if this passes. Good cops are not afraid of being filmed only the bad one's are.

Anonymous said...

Speaking of Saul. Get the Liberal Lean investigation team to call Saul Garza and get us the Rest of the story on the Montague County Deputy Shooting gone Cold Case files. WE WANT TO KNOW!!!

Anonymous said...

Not a word about Decatur HS Principal being on Family Feud this morning??

Anonymous said...

Everything Must Go is a pretty good Will Farrell dramatic movie.

Anonymous said...

OK I'm done with the Bitchport thing and the 4 rented kids. Now for the DISD bond packages I say Hell No to all of them... Let them have class on the new football field that they seem to have extra money to build after so many times it was turned down by the voters...

VOTE NO VOTE NO

Anonymous said...

Completely agree regarding "Stranger than Fiction" and "Everything Must Go." Ferrell actually does a really god job in both.