The Campaign For DA

4.23.2015

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts




  • Somebody better check on Pete Delkus. He has to be in massive depression this morning after missing the forecast and not getting to dominate TV last night. (And he is, in fact, a little sensitive this morning.)
  • I may be stating the obvious, but I think everyone is beginning to see how this oil price crash is impacting the Texas job market. I bet all of us know someone who has been significantly impacted. 
  • I've told you for two years that we are headed for a decade long stretch of horrible Mavericks basketball once Dirk declines.  Get ready. We have lift off. 
  • With all the guns and bars/clubs in Texas, I'm stunned there are not multiple shootings every Friday and Saturday night. 
  • BagOfNothing.com linked to a series of interactive maps in the Wall Street Journal which focuses on demographics for every county in the U.S. Wait a second:  Only 37.1% of people in Wise County have graduated high school? Am I missing something? (I guess that the 37% could be of the total population which would include people under 18 but even then the 37% seems small.) 
  • "Kelley & Anthony Blaine face 18 counts of giving alcohol to minors, accused of stocking a limo with liquor for teens heading to prom. She's suspended from her job as Kaufman County court coordinator. 15 Kaufman High School students were suspended for misconduct & sent to alternative school." So much to think about on this one. 
  • Always drives me nuts when one trial court judge in any county or any state makes a ruling that, because of the subject matter, gets news coverage and everyone says, "This will set a precedent for the future." No, it doesn't. Heck, if an appellate court hasn't made a decision on an issue in Texas, a trial judge doesn't even care what the trial judge next door just ruled on the same issue.
  • I saw a horrible (one car?) rollover wreck this morning near the Wise/Tarrant county line. People were scrambling to help, a car on its side caught fire, a guy ran and got a fire extinguisher, and people were gathered around a person in his grass who I presume was thrown from the vehicle. By their reactions, this was bad. 
  • Below: Clever Harding headline and a little bit of a disturbing Blue Bell photo . . . 


20 comments:

Eddie said...

I think the percentage of high school graduates is those with a high school diploma only. Then you have some with college and some with degrees. The graduated high school too.

Anonymous said...

You're reading the map wrong. That is the percentage of people with ONLY a high-school diploma and not a Bachelors or advanced degree.

Anonymous said...

I saw a horrible (one car?) rollover wreck this morning near the Wise/Tarrant county line. People were scrambling to help, a car on its side caught fire, a guy ran and got a fire extinguisher, and people were gathered around a person in his grass who I presume was thrown from the vehicle. By their reactions, this was bad.

...and you were handing out business cards?

Anonymous said...

"With all the guns and bars/clubs in Texas, I'm stunned there are not multiple shootings every Friday and Saturday night"

do you think you are in Chicago or DC? This is Texas The number of stupid people here is much smaller

Anonymous said...

Don't start asking Barry what he did to help the wreck victim this morning. I'm sure all the things he saw happened within 5 seconds...with all that help I am sure I would get out of their way and keep going...believe me I would be no help in an emergency situation..neither would most people...let the gutsy ones take it. I might stick around if I thought the cops needed a witness..but I doubt that was the case in this wreck.

Triple Fake... said...

somebody may need to explain to me the disturbing part of any one of those Blue Bell photos. I'm not seeing it, and I usually zero in on the odd or weird

"I scream...you scream..."
Triple Fake Edvard Munch

Anonymous said...

Triple Fake -

I wasn't sure what was disturbing, either, other than the fact that the picture of the cows was slightly reminiscent of the War Room from Dr. Strangelove, as seen here:

https://nonamemovieblog.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/strangelove-war-room.jpg

Anonymous said...

With all the guns and bars/clubs in Texas......

Most are legal gun owners. They are great citizens. They are not gang-bangers. There is no correlation between legally possessing a firearm and using it indiscriminately.

I don't know why we try. Liberals are missing a gene that allows them to understand the concept of responsible gun ownership.

Anonymous said...

"With all the guns and bars/clubs in Texas, I'm stunned there are not multiple shootings every Friday and Saturday night."

It's illegal, in a big way, to do that, and has been forever. I've never heard of a case where an individual shot a gun in a public place who didn't have multiple priors or everyone around them knew they were wackos. I'm stunned that some people believe that we will have less gun crime committed by criminals than we do now if we pass more laws further restricting the ability of law-abiding citizens to defend themselves in such a situation. Access to guns by law-abiding people is not the problem, which is why adding restrictions which only affect them is not the solution.

Anonymous said...

The lady from the wreck this morning did pass unfortunately. I drove by shortly after the fire was put out. Bad scene for all involved, even the pedestrians that did stop to help.

Anonymous said...

9:28 and 9:34,

I'm also not sure which picture is supposed to be "disturbing." Dairy cows on a carousel in a milking parlor? Ice cream being filled in a factory?

Maybe Barry is reliving a scene from his childhood where he was teased with an ice cream cone!

Anonymous said...

The best source of demographics in Texas is the Texas Education Agency.

http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/perfreport/snapshot/2013/

By studying the demographics you can choose a neighborhood and school that is ethnically diverse so your children will grow up with correct values.

Anonymous said...

RE: Disturbing

What is disturbing is the fact Blue Bell never tested for listeria, ever.

Anonymous said...

TF--I think he means the merry go round of cows being milked. Almost like they're human batteries in the Matrix.

Doesn't bother people who really know what agri-business is like. Maybe he just thinks they should be milked by maidens in lederhosen, one bucket at at time?

Rage

Anonymous said...

11:25 said

By studying the demographics you can choose a neighborhood and school that is ethnically diverse so your children will grow up with correct values.

Now that's funny

Anonymous said...

I had an impaction once and little dose of Oil set me free.

DF last guy to comment and not be read.

Anonymous said...

11:25, Spoken like a true liberal weenie. Correct values are taught by good parenting. But then you think like Hillary that it takes a village.....to raise an idiot.

Anonymous said...

Listeria - wasn't that a Def Leppard album from a few years back?!

gern blansten

Anonymous said...

Barry, I saw the accident coming from the opposite direction, probably shortly after you passed through there (there was no fire when I went through). For the other readers, there were a ton of cars, which made me think there were multiple accidents. On 287 heading South, there were tire marks, so I thought that a car had come across. There were a lot of people handling the accident, so I didn't stop either. I saw the people surrounding someone on the ground too. I was trying to explain what had happened to someone and saw your write-up about an hour later. Pretty much on target. I'm sorry for the woman and anyone else involved in the accident.

Anonymous said...

They was puttin mouthwash in the ice cream?