The Campaign For DA

4.07.2015

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts



  • A Tarrant County assistant DA was reportedly just fired because she couldn't get to work by the newly designated start time of 7:45 a.m.  She has a child whose school opens up at 7:30. and can't get to downtown Fort Worth within the following 15 minutes. 
  • Veteran Tarrant County assistant DA Alicia Cooper, who prosecuted Tyler Holder for the murder of six year old Alanna Gallagher in Saginaw, quit yesterday. 
  • You think things are going well in the Tarrant County DA's office since Sharen Wilson took office January 1st?  The turmoil would have received a lot more attention if Dallas DA Susan Hawk wasn't getting all the publicity for prescription drug rehab. 
  • Funny thing on Fox 4 last night that I was smart enough to notice: Steve Eager had trouble reading the teleprompter, they cut to packaged footage as part of the report, and when they cut back to Eager he had glasses on. 
  • Junior In The House last night as she looked up and saw a Duke player on TV: "He's cute!" (Welcome to my world.)  I look the guy up and he was nineteen.
  • The University of Virginia fraternity who was the subject of a false rape allegation in Rolling Stone says it will sue the magazine.  I only do criminal law, but I have this vague memory from law school: Isn't there some huge legal hurdles when a "group" claims they were defamed? 
  • Mrs. LL coaches a girls softball team of sixth graders. I came up with a "trick play" which has to have a flaw and which Mrs. LL has rejected. Hypothetical; She has a runner on third and a runner on first. Probably 99% of the time the runner on first can steal second uncontested because a throw to second from the catcher will allow the runner on third to score. (And the chances of even getting the runner out at second ain't that great.) So here's my idea: What if the runner on first would attempt to steal but would dramatically walk/slow jog down to second. My theory is that it would be so bizarre that the catcher might panic (as well as the crowd)  and throw to second allowing the runner on third to score. And the runner going to second would be able to break back to first without getting out. Other than the play probably be borderline sorry to pull of in sixth grade softball, what's the flaw in my genius plan? 
  • I saw my neighbor's garage door go up this morning and go to peek inside. It was immaculate. Note to Mrs. LL and The Kids In The House: You better look around our garage and save anything you want. There's a crazy cleaning of it this weekend. 
  • Last night I referred to a household battery by putting "Class" in front of it. You know, "Class A", "Class Triple A". She looked at me like I was crazy. I did a quick Google search and got no support. Did I make that up? (Actually, she was getting the very odd C battery that I referred to as a "Class C". She thinks I'm getting it confused with traffic ticket offenses. We have very weird conversations.) 
  • "Little pink houses for you and me": Dallas oil heir Albert Hill III was ordered to pay his lawyers $28 million in a trust fund battle where he was awarded $188 million. (Source - behind paywall.)
  • What does this tweet last night by state representative Terry Canales mean?: "Bo dont know Charlie! @BudKennedy Bo French @charliegeren  challenger has Tx-sized baggage http://thescoopblog.dallasnews.com/2014/01/chris- … " Attached to the tweet is a picture of Bo French and his family in a campaign photo for the Texas House. The DMN link, oddly, goes to this which is and old article about sports station The Fan. Huh?  And a Google search of "Bo French Texas House" turns up almost nothing, although a "Bo French" does show up in some American Sniper stories. Consider me confused. 




71 comments:

Rex Kramer said...

today's RTG is top notch

Good job

wordkyle said...

The Rolling Stone reporter and editor(s) created the rape story with an agenda in mind rather than the truth. They didn't care who or what they destroyed in order to further that agenda. The fraternity justifiably wants its pound of flesh, and Rolling Stone has already admitted its sins. The "hurdles" may be lower than you think, for an apology and a big ol' chunk of money.

Anonymous said...

The Tyler Holder case has not been tried yet, has it? If it has, I missed it..what happened. I thought he was still in jail awaiting trial.

Anonymous said...

Roscoe P. Coletrane from Dukes of Hazard died and you don't mention it?

What kind of sheltered world do you live in anyway?

Anonymous said...

Bigotry cost us all. Enrollment is fallling for all our colleges and universities. Now our village idiots want to charge immigrant kids out of state tuition. Of course they can't pay it, so enrollment goes down even more and my kids tuition goes up.

These kids aren't freeloaders. They are paying the freight. Leave them alone.

Anonymous said...

RTG is fit but with a little extra meat. Love it.

Anonymous said...

I love Israel's take on terrorist.
They might need to explain how many British buildings/slain British officers occured on their path to nationhood.

Anonymous said...

Your "tricl" play has been used for years

Triple Fake... said...

first, it's odd that you refer to it as a household battery; never heard that before. And is there even such a thing as an A battery? I've heard of AA, AAA, C, and D. Those are common - C is the least common, but it aint odd!
It does sound like you're mixing work and "household" stuff when you call it Class C. But it sounds like baseball when you say Class A and Class Triple A.

You seem to get the "She looked at me like I was crazy" look a lot

Anonymous said...

That would be a sorry play hat you could only run against a coach who did something like that first. Trick is to get the right girls on the corners against the right team. And 6th grade girls are better than you think. My 10U girls could make every one of those throws.

Rage

Katy Anders said...

9:01: Roscoe died? Without ever getting those Duke boys?

There is no justice in the world.

Anonymous said...

Tyler Holder pled Guilty to murder in Sept 2014 and got life in prison. He has to serve 50 years minimum before he is eligible for parole. Since he was 17 when he committed the crime, the death penalty unfortunately was not an option.

Anonymous said...

With Roscoe's death, who gets possession of Flash? Best dog ever.

DF Boss Hogg

Anonymous said...

Volts - or V - are an electrical measure of energy potential. You can think of it as the pressure being exerted by all the electrons of a PDA Batteries negative terminal as they try to move to the positive terminal.

Amps - or A - is an abbreviation of Ampere, a 19th century French scientist who was a pioneer in electricity research. Amps measure the volume of electrons passing through a wire in a one second. One Amp equals 6.25 x 1018 electrons per second.

Amp hours - or Ah - measures capacity. That is what is ultimately important to consumers as it is the capacity or amp hours that tells us how long we can expect a battery to deliver a charge before it runs out. As with all metric measurements, Amps can be divided into smaller (or larger) units by adding a prefix, in this case by adding an "m" to the amp hour we are renaming the amp hour to milli amp hour: mAh.

In the case of PDA Batteries, a milliAmp hour (mAh) is most commonly used notation system. Note that 1000 mAh is the same a 1 Ah. (Just as 1000mm equals 1 meter.) Note that Amp hours do not dictate the flow of electrons at any given moment, that is the role of volts. PDA batteries with a 1 Amp hour rating could deliver ½ Amp of current for 2 hours, or they could provide 2 Amps of current for ½ hour.

Typically, PDA Batteries will use 1 to 3 Amps per hour, depending on the model's processor speed, screen size, screen brightness adjustment, usage, and other factors.

Some of our batteries will have higher amp-hour ratings than the original battery found in your device and will not cause any incompatibilities. It is actually good because you are getting greater capacity.

Volts on the other hand have to be within a nominal range (reasonable range) of each other. Manufacturers rate a voltage cell, which then becomes the nominal voltage, historically with a 3.6V while others picked 3.7V to name the cell. The functionality and performance of either cell is identical and cannot be differentiated by the device. The explanation above applies to a single Li-Ion cell in series. When a battery has two or more Li-Ion cells in series, the voltage is multiplied by the number of cells in series.

Now back to the question we began with.....

"I have a sony clie PEG-NR70V/U PDA. The battery that you show that would fit my unit is 1200 mah and 3.7 volts. On the back of my PDA it says 800 mAh and the volts is 5.2. Is the battery that you show for my unit the same?"

To understand the answer to the question let's look at a math formula for the complete formula of Watts....

Watts = Volts x Amps x k(one unit length of wire)

Since the length of your PDA's wire inside the battery casing is difficult to know (unless you open the casing) let's just use a more common formula for Watts: (NOTE: DO NOT OPEN YOUR BATTERY'S CASING, EXTREME HARM WILL COME TO YOU)

Watts = Volts x Amps

Now the orignial Clie battery came with 800 mAh and the volts is 5.2. So the Watts would be:

41.6= 5.2 x 8

The Clie battery on our page is 3.7 V and 1200 mAh. So the Watts would be:

44.4= 3.7 x 12

Remember that I'm 1200 mAh is the same as 12 Ah and 800 mAh is the same as 8 Ah

So as we discussed early a nominal range is inherent in voltage ratings and slight variations in voltage generally do not impact the performance of your PDA. We see this all the time with universal and external batteries. The original battery might be specified at 10.8 Volts, but customers using a universal part can operate their laptop safely at either the 10 or 11 Volt setting.

Triple Fake... said...


dear 9:58 commenter:
go sell that crazy science nonsense someplace else. We don't deal in facts or figures here, perfesser. Emotional outbursts only, please!

mAh =
my
A$$
hurts just from skimming through all that hooha

Anonymous said...

9:58 - how did we ever make it without all of that information?

What the?

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

Re: Class A - I'll bet you are thinking about Fire Extinguishers. There are Class A, Class B, Class C ratings.

Re: Firing for not being there at 7:45 - That is either a supervisor who has an agenda and used a technicality to get an employee fired. Or, a supervisor that doesn't comprehend discretion. Good Supervisors can almost 99.999% make that situation work for both parties.

Trick Plays? In girls 6th grade Softball? Come after me! I'm a Man! I'm 40!

DF Mike Gundy

Anonymous said...

The flaw in your play is that if the other teams catcher is good, they will throw it to first and first will go right back home and burn your runner. If they dont get em at home, the catcher will go to 3d and get your runner in middle = bad for you.

Anonymous said...

I check the Tarrant County HR page periodically to see if Sharen is posting vacancies. I have yet to see her post an announcement. Is she cherry picking her replacements even at the lower levels, or just leaving the vacancies to save money? If it is the latter, the mass exodus will continue.

Sam Brows said...

Did a novice electrician just take a big old dumpski on this blog or did I miss a question worthy of that elongated post?

Anonymous said...

I've always thought reading this blog made me smarter, now I know for sure. This place is like life college.

Anonymous said...

They were Duked on man.

Anonymous said...

Best RTG in a while. Great abs.

Anonymous said...

Go read the "look back rule" on fast-pitch rules.. I believe your player could potentially be called out?

Goober's Cousin Gomer said...

All this college talk on here, anyone interested in where their home town school ranks in North Texas?

https://www.nerdwallet.com/blog/cities/best-school-districts-dallas-fort-worth-2015/

You might note that in spite of some of the incompetent board members, Alvord ISD still made the top 10. (And the home builder, "Mr.Seargent" and two others want to run off their supt. IDOCRACY!!!)

Anonymous said...

1st 9:04 -- How's it feel to be the Village Idiot?

Anonymous said...

A Tarrant County assistant DA was reportedly just fired because she couldn't get to work by the newly designated start time of 7:45 a.m. She has a child whose school opens up at 7:30. and can't get to downtown Fort Worth within the following 15 minutes

Could her husband take the kid to preschool?

Anonymous said...

7:45 a.m. has been the start time for the Tarrant County DAs Office for more than twenty years. The only thing "new" is that it is actually being enforced for attorneys.

Anonymous said...

Veteran Tarrant County assistant DA Alicia Cooper, who prosecuted Tyler Holder for the murder of six year old Alanna Gallagher in Saginaw, quit yesterday.

Good for her...she gets to leave on her own terms

Anonymous said...

Has the quality of service in Tarrant Co DA office suffered as a result of these policy changes?

Has a guilty person been set free as a result of incompetent prosecution? I guess I would be asking opinions on this question.

Sadly it's odd that folks on here are complaining about reasonable office hours. I am quite certain that the staff Tarrant Co DA and probably many other similar institutions have abused their privileges at the taxpayers expense.

So until there is a melt down...Carry on Madame District Attorney!

Anonymous said...

I concur with the previous commenters, RTG is the perfect specimen.

Anonymous said...

@12:17
Where have you been? IT is melting down before your eyes. No go eat your lunch Sharen...we know it is you.

Anonymous said...

"He's cute!" (Welcome to my world.)

You sound like you ALSO like 19 year old Duke boys.....

Anonymous said...

Comments about education that contain words like "idocracy" [sic] should qualify for some kind of prize.

Anonymous said...

Plead life w/o parole I think.

Anonymous said...

Can 9:58 be charged with battery?

Anonymous said...

She is hiring all females without children who have no experience for the jobs they are taking.....how is this getting past HR.

Anonymous said...

If he could, I am sure he would.

Anonymous said...

Enforced on female attorneys with kids.....how about an OPEN records for all attorney staff.......including the sub basement of the justice center?

Anonymous said...

So what your saying is being at your desk at 7:45 is more important than working 8-6 and having a happy employee? If so, you miss the first lesson in servant leadership.....your people first.....for decades, this office has been heralded throughout the state as being the premier DA office, now it is a joke and 90% of the office knows that.....I work here everyday, and those that don't don' have any idea how bad the morale is......she is hiring attorneys with no experience, staff with no experience.....she is hiring people who have no idea what it is to work in this setting.

Anonymous said...

I'm sure he would apologize, if he had known you weren't used to looking at elongated things. Be sure not to let the wife see it.

Rage

Anonymous said...

So what you're saying is that the Tarrant County DA's office just passed the Tom Thumb on Mockingbird Lane as the best place to pick up chicks in DFW?

Rage

Anonymous said...

You've described a play that does get used but, rarely, due to coaches wanting to teach the game correctly.

The one major flaw is that most softball leagues have a rule that states "when the batted ball reaches the pitcher after being thrown and handled by a fielder, the runner must return to the previous base and cannot gain the next base."

But, it does happen if the girl starts toward second after the ball is released from the pitchers hand.

This is called a "first and third situation" and consumes most of a defensive practice.

One play is to have the catcher throw through to the creeping second basemen who has no intentions of tagging the runner. The second basemen looks to throw the runner at third out if she breaks toward home. Many times the runner on third will break toward home thinking the throw is going all the way through to second base.

Of course the throw is thrown to a second baseman basically standing behind the rubber.

I usually have my pitcher duck and exaggerate a throw through to fake the runner on third.

Anonymous said...

Regarding the softball exercise and its obvious links to mind control and forced discipline, I have to say why. Why would you teach little kids to steal?

Anonymous said...

1:33 -- What are you doing on this blog? You are probably one of the complainers about how hard you have to work and how little time you have to get your job done.

Anonymous said...

re: softball...yeah, that would be a sorry play to put in a kids' game. On the high school or college level, showboating gets you done in. For example: If the runner takes off slowly, trying to entice a throw, the catcher could throw the ball hard toward second - except she's actually throwing it to the pitcher. They would 1) have the first-to-second runner caught in a rundown, or 2) have an aggressive third-to-home runner caught in a rundown. In tight games, runners come at a premium. Don't expect to see it...

gern blansten

Anonymous said...

Sad when parents get so concerned about kids winning games kids play. More fun back in the day when we played games, but parents weren't around to organize them and scream at us.

Anonymous said...

I'd like to help the RTG run down some D-cells.

DF BOB

mzchief said...

Bo Knows...

The phrase "Bo Knows" comes from a 1989-1990 advertising campaign, for Nike cross-trainers, which starred Bo Jackson.

Source

Anonymous said...

1:30 what's the probability that you would actually get there by 8 and be there to leave at 6. I highly doubt it.

Anonymous said...

Is this the Mike Doocy from Fox 4? https://youtu.be/EnN-FKKFIUE?t=3m45s

Anonymous said...

So MZ, Where does the term "Tercy know" come from?

Anonymous said...

1:33 I don't care about you morale. Quit or quit your bitching.

I thought the customer came first. Makes sense that is not what a lawyer believes.

How do attorneys get experience? They gots to start somewhere.

you're an idiot

Anonymous said...

"7:45 a.m. has been the start time for the Tarrant County DAs Office for more than twenty years. The only thing "new" is that it is actually being enforced for attorneys."

Fine. Whatever.

Forcing people to stay until 5:30 is idiotic.

It seems clear that this new DA wants to get rid of virtually all personnel associated with the old regime and replace with her own people. Idiotic.

The quality of work around that office has diminished big-time in just three months.

That office is getting really thin on upper level trial talent and experience.

Anonymous said...

".....this office has been heralded throughout the state as being the premier DA office, now it is a joke and 90% of the office knows that."

The prosecutors in a county to the west fully agree and are very thankful that their boss isn't like that person running that office.

Anonymous said...

8:32 PM said

"Forcing people to stay until 5:30 is idiotic."

You're fired!

I wish I could fire you

Anonymous said...

There is NO flaw homes.

Your plan is brilliant.

Anonymous said...

Mzchief, I just wanna dunk you in my coffee!

Bear said...

6:32

Glad you are not my boss. You must want only sniveling little weasels and yes men working for you. Tell us your company name so we can avoid it at all costs. I dare you.

Anonymous said...

Then you would be consistently wrong.

Anonymous said...

Fortunately, I don't care if you think bad morale is OK, it simply shows your ignorance....consistent with most of her supporters.....ignorant.

Anonymous said...

There are certainly times that the prosecutors put in time we'll past 5:30......bottom line, as adults in a courthouse setting, the mis- management being exihibited simply shows that elections have consequences and in this case, the consequence is the deteriation of decades of progress.

Anonymous said...

Losing veteran prosecutors like Christy Jack, Sean Colston, Letty Martinez and Alicia Cooper is a huge loss to the citizens of TC. They are all extremely knowledgable hard working people who went beyond the call of duty. A DAs office being run by baby prosecutors is scary!!!!!

Anonymous said...

"Baby prosecutors running the office". Ha! I dare you to name a court chief with less than 15 years' experience.

Anonymous said...

"Ha! I dare you to name a court chief with less than 15 years' experience."

The one she promoted to chief in January.

Any other asinine dares for us, Einstein?

Anonymous said...

I meant name a court chief with less than 15 years of prosecutorial experience. Bet you can't Mr. Smart A**.

Anonymous said...

Huseman

Anonymous said...

I stand impressed. You found the single court chief with less than 15 years' prosecution experience. Today's gold star winner.

Anonymous said...

Wait. You issue your big challenge and then get all snarky when 6:17 answers it.

"Bet you can't Mr. Smart A**."

Someone did. You should shut your ****sucker at that point, Mr. Dumb A**.

Anonymous said...

I know who hasn't had 15 years of prosecutorial experience. Sharen Wilson.

Anonymous said...

Add up her whole "cabinet" and they don't equal 15 years of experience. SW + LM + MM < 15 years of prosecutor experience. But the truth is that no one in the entire county has the guts to take her on, so count on four more years.