The Campaign For DA

4.02.2015

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts



  • Some are up in arms that a school make-up day for the earlier weather cancellations includes Good Friday. I think Bridgeport ISD is doing that. 
  • The Tarrant County DA has announced her office will not file criminal charges against the Northwest ISD kid who wrote a fictitious yet violent and sexual blog.  I've dogged her but she made the only decision she could. That's not a crime. Nor could it ever be because of the First Amendment. And the school will not discipline him either. Nor can they.  
  • Lots of people love free speech so long as and they don't find it offensive. It's akin to people loving freedom of religion so long as they agree with their beliefs being expressed..
  • I've heard some theories that DPS disciplined the trooper for posing with Snoop Dog because he was overweight and did not appropriately represent DPS. Others mentioned that the fact that Snoop called him a "deputy" riled up the heads of DPS.  I'm not saying DPS considers themselves above those law enforcement officers who work for sheriff offices but ....Ok, they do.
  • But there was a comment under the Snoop Dog post yesterday which indicates that the trooper had previously filed a complaint against a TBCA TABC agent and the higher ups at DPS didn't appreciate the whining. 
  • I misquoted Dennis Prager yesterday. I said he didn't believe it was possible that anyone would refuse to provide a service or product to someone because that person was gay. He actually said he didn't believe anyone would refuse to do so based upon religious reasons. That makes the statement even more insane. (He should read yesterday's comments.) 
  • Arkansas' governor figured out that it probably wouldn't be a good idea to sign the "religious freedom" law.  And all those potential GOP presidential candidates better back away as well. 
  • I dogged Brian Cuban hard on Sunday but I'll give him credit for simply dropping it. Side note: I couldn't agree more with a commenter on that post who pointed out that I wasted a beautiful Sunday afternoon while creating that snarky diatribe. Double side note: Cuban unblocked me on Twitter so I couldn't help but glance at his timeline yesterday and was stunned to see that someone had created a new profile and was impersonating me in order to try to set up a meeting with him as a peace offering. That's disturbing  -- not for me -- for him. He sniffed it out quickly. (If he hadn't, I would have alerted him in a New York minute.)
  • Dallas DA Susan Hawk hired a new first assistant and I'm hypnotized by her photo. One second I think she's good looking and then next second I think she's not. Then I think she looks angry and vindictive and then I change my mind and think she looks vulnerable. The picture is like a work of art. (Do you think Mrs. LL will be upset when she gets home and sees that I got a print of it and hung it above the fireplace?)
  • Sports: (1) When a person like Tony Romo restructures his contract, he's just spreading out the prior agreed upon payments and getting a little extra to compensate for the time value of money. It's not a pay cut. (2) Mavericks fans shouldn't feel any optimism about last night crazy high scoring game. A depleted OKC team decided to turn the game into a bit and still almost won. (3) The Ticket's Musers this morning said it would take a #1 pick and more to trade of Adrian Peterson. I think it would take next to nothing. Peterson's contract calls for $12.7 million, $14.7 million and $16.7 million over the next three years. There's talk Minnesota might even consider cutting him to avoid paying those amounts. If that's what they want to do, getting anything in a trade is a gift. 
  • Yesterday WFAA referred to the woman killed in the Fort Worth convenience store/car incident this week as "homeless". Today, the Star-Telegram referred to her as a married and loving mother of three who was living motel to motel. Note: She was 24 and poor but had children ages 8, 5, and 8 months.  


43 comments:

Anonymous said...

The new first assistant for the Dallas DA looks like a dude with a wig, dude. That's why you're getting all those conflicting impressions.

Anonymous said...

TBCA?

Texas Beverage Commission Alcoholics?

Anonymous said...

What is your issue with the Mavs? Is it because you don't get along with the Cubans? You were probably making the same predictions the year they won it all. Keep hating. MFFL

Anonymous said...

I wonder why Rev. Al Sharpton isn't calling for riots and justice for the black transgendered woman clothes wearing black man that tried to crash the gates of NSA and was shot and killed(murdered) even though he was unarmed?

Anonymous said...

Dude looks like a lady.

Anonymous said...

I wonder why the CEO of Apple is condemning the religious freedom law in Indiana but does business with and says nothing about the middle east countries that kind of discriminate against gays by hanging them or throws them off of buildings?

Anonymous said...

When will the Liberals and Democrats in America start going door to door asking what your religion is and killing those who claim to be Jewish or Christian?

Anonymous said...

Skippy, I think you have the open carry people mixed up with the people up in arms over the weather make up day.

Fake Justice Willett said...

"someone had created a new profile and was impersonating me in order to try to set up a meeting with him as a peace offering."

Whatever. Just wait until I get on the CCA.

Anonymous said...

Are all of you liberal weenies happy about Obammy playing golf last weekend with the head of Haliburton? And no, it wasn't Dick Cheney.

Anonymous said...

9:14, because chanting "Feather Boas Up, Don't Shoot" won't exactly incite a mob to riot or burn down a town.

Anonymous said...

You would think that Harry Reid being a lawyer would sue the manufacturer of the exercise equipment that put an old fashion ass whipping on him. I guess he won't because the truth would come out that the mob paid him a little visit. Happy Retirement, Harry!

Anonymous said...

Ms. Madsen's face is not bilaterally symmetrical, - that is why you can see different things in her. The left side looks like a beautiful girl next door and the right side looks like a ball crushing lesbian about to gut you.

Scary picture, but aren't all women that way to one extent or another?

Anonymous said...

9:31, I wish it had been Dick Cheney so he could have shot him in the face.

Anonymous said...

I like the RTG but the guy wearing whitey-tighties shoulda been blurred out!

Sam Brows said...

Let me get this straight (no pun intended), if I was an attorney and a Christian, and a gay couple walked into my office and wanted to file suit against a specific church and a specific pastor because the church had a policy that said no gay weddings and the pastor refused to marry them...I'm precluded by law from saying no because I have a Christian belief that wouldn't allow me to give them my best effort, so when they go to the next attorney down the block, I'm now a potential defendant in the case because I would not check my religious beliefs at the front door of my office? If that's the law, then it is wrong. I believe Jesus would have me love gays just as much as He would have me love any other group, but I don't think He would endorse me suing a church or a pastor in these facts.

Anonymous said...

Skippy, I think you are hypnotized by the photo of the new first assistant because she looks like the woman that you always wanted to be.

Anonymous said...

Dallas DA Susan Hawk hired a new first assistant and I'm hypnotized by her photo.

I have a 5-head too.
Leave here angry 5-head alone.

Anonymous said...

Yesterday WFAA referred to the woman killed in the Fort Worth convenience store/car incident...

so both accounts are correct.

Anonymous said...

If deputy dogg knew he would be fired, he shoulda just put his hands up!

Katy Anders said...

Sam, that's sort of a rough hypothetical.

First of all, no churches are being sued.

There are federal public accommodations laws regarding businesses as considered public accommodations being able to refuse service to people based on race, religion, gender, etc. Some local and state jurisdictions have added sexual orientation to that list.

But there are a couple things to keep in mind:

1. Churches are explicitly excluded form the definition of public accommodations.

2. Business owners can still deny services for almost any reason. If they aren't that kind of business, for instance. Or if the patron isn't wearing shoes or a shirt or is rude.

3. A lawyer or a doctor can still use professional judgment in assisting people. In addition, specialized services like performances aren't covered. It's basically just widgets - where the service is exactly the same for everyone.

So unless I say, "No hamburger for you, Sam. We don't make hamburgers for white dudes!" the law isn't going to apply to me.

Sam Brows said...

Katy,

I won't fight with you. You'll win.

I will say this though as for how rough the hypo is: five years ago florists and bakers weren't getting sued or fined for refusing service. That does happen today. So just because someone hasn't sued a church or a pastor doesn't mean it isn't on the horizon.

And I'm tickled you'd serve me a burger.

Anonymous said...

Sam, I'll sell you a hamburger. I only sell hamburgers to white dudes.

Wurdkyle said...

@9:46

Ha! Perfect!

Anonymous said...

It's against my religion to let a nigger set foot in my store. I don't sell hamburgers to coons.

Come on in Sam, your regular table is ready!

DF Jim Crow Burgers

Anonymous said...

It's against my religion to let an infidel set foot in my store. I don't sell ham sandwiches to non believers. Come on in Obammy, your regular table is ready!

Anonymous said...

9:29 AM

They're using social media to gather that information.

Later, they will outsource a militia to take you to the FEMA camps.

Christians won't be first on the list. It will be conservative activists who get taken away first.

Anonymous said...

First of all, no churches are being sued.

I could have sworn that Churches are being sued all over the country for a variety of reasons.

I could also have sworn that the LGBT community has been attacking the Christian Church for years.

I am waiting for the day when they march in the streets protesting the Islamic religion and Sharia law.

They will be like Barry's hair, "thinning".

Katy Anders said...

1:20: Nope. There have been stories from Europe - specifically, from countries that have state churches. However, churches are not being sued for denying anyting to gay people here.


Sounds like you might need to get checked for Alzheimer's or simply for always assuming the worst about people with whom you disagree.

Katy Anders said...

Sam, you might not be so tickled once you taste my cooking.

Sam Brows said...

Katy -
It's the thought that counts. We can disagree and still be cordial.

Anonymous said...

I'm telling you it's only 1 or 2 bad cops that make the rest look bad. It's in now way systemic! They are our Heroes!!!

http://www.kxxv.com/story/28696357/hill-county-sheriff-3-others-arrested-for-tampering-with-certification-tests

Anonymous said...

It's against my religion to let an infidel set foot in my store. I don't sell ham sandwiches to non believers. Come on in Obammy, your regular table is ready!

1:00 PM

1:00 PM, you do fully understand you just endorsed Obama as a Christian, right? The backfire burn... sweetest of them all.

DF Steven Hyde

Katy Anders said...

The Assistant DA just needs a good fake msutache to draw attention away from the crazy eyes and the square jaw.

Hey, LOTS of beautiful women needs fake mustaches to draw attention away from crazy eyes and square jaws.

Maybe when she gets settled into office, she can see about this Dallas mayoral candidate who just got arrested for anti-gay vandalism: http://www.burntorangereport.com/diary/29923/dallas-mayoral-candidate-arrested-anti-gay-vandalisms

Goober said...

"Dallas DA Susan Hawk hired a new first assistant and I'm hypnotized by her..."

Is it just me or does she look like a female Charlie Sheen?

Anonymous said...

Can we reopen the controversary about if dogs go to heave or not? The Pope says YES. I believe he is SO WRONG. Others???

Anonymous said...

dogs heaven is here on earth

Bear said...

3:51

I believe we may "have" dogs in heaven, but they won't be the pets that we know and love. They do not have souls, so they have nothing to go on with.

However, I bet God does love animals and will have them around for our pleasure. No more leg humping though.

Anonymous said...

Steven Hyde, The backburn just burned your ass. Have you ever seen a Muslim like Obammy eat a ham sandwich?

Anonymous said...


Go ahead 3:51.

I'd still rather talk about okra

Anonymous said...

Katy - I read the burnt orange report article you referenced, what a goofball mayoral candidate.
I then was piqued and clicked on a couple other articles. The one on inequality in taxation in TX - what a biased report! I didn't read anything that jumped out at me as false, however, it is at best a blatant half-truth. There is much more pertinent info on that subject that did not support the point they wished to make, so it was left out. That site won't be added to my bookmarks.

Katy Anders said...

8:16: It's not one of my regular stops. The thing is, when you are talking about statewide news, it's sometimes the only place to find a story - unless you want to try the comments section of Liberally Lean. But we all know how hit or miss THAT can be.

Anonymous said...

Jesus, true priests, medicine men, and holy ones were/are gender neutral. Just listen, if you will, for about 2 minutes to Manly Hall, a remarkable person.

https://youtu.be/rRNkcsk81eU?t=1240