The Campaign For DA

5.28.2015

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts



  • Amazon is hiring another 450 people in Haslet. And it looks like Facebook will probably occupy a 750,000-square-foot data center nearby. That's a lot of jobs close to Wise County.
  • Great clip yesterday of Ann Coulter, with contempt, refusing to hug an undocumented immigrant at an event. (Yeah, there are a ton of reasons not to do so in that environment -- safety being one of them.) But being mean is what she does -- and it sells books.
  • That slow speed chase yesterday ended with a ton of cops pulling the guy out of the car. One of them immediately takes the butt of his rifle/shotgun and slams it down on the guy. Another cop behind him immediately pulls him off realizing that  the force used was unnecessary and that any idiot should know there are cameras on them.  Edit: 54 second mark to 58 seconds here.
  • TV critic Ed Bark was on the radio this morning and said that one of the four local stations might get better ratings in the future if it had refused to cover the chase and then led its nightly news broadcast with a note that they didn't believe it was newsworthy.  (I don't think Bark will get a job as a consultant any time soon.) 
  • Republicans Rick Santorum and George Pataki entered the race for President yesterday. Man, that field is crowded. By the time all is said and done, even Wordkyle will be taking part in the first televised debate.
  • Back during the silly TCU football team "drug bust", the morning boys on The Ticket were talking about  it and two of them were adamant that marijuana users may not need to be locked up but those "dealers" sure did. Gordon Keith asked, "If your roommate just gave his buddy $20 for weed and you ask the roommate if he could have his buddy get you some next time and you give the roommate $20, is the roommate now a 'drug dealer'?" 
  • Trying to figure out the status of the Open Carry bill in the Texas Legislature has been next to impossible over the last 24 hours. If it is dead (and I'm not sure that it is is), it's because of the amendment prohibiting cops from detaining and checking an open carry participant for a concealed handgun license. 
  • "Our country! In her intercourse with foreign nations, may she always be in the right; but our country, right or wrong.'' - Stephen Decatur (the namesake of Decatur, Texas.) History of that quote is here.
  • There was a story yesterday of a 17 year old in Irving allegedly choking his ex-girlfriend to death. Fox 4 referred to the her as his "estranged" girlfriend. I guess that's technically correct but just seems weird. 


45 comments:

BagOfNothing.com said...

I noticed that SWAT guy using the butt of his weapon as well and wondered if he did that because he thought he saw a weapon like a knife to knock it away or as a means to protect one of his fellow SWAT members from something else.

Anonymous said...

in regards to the officer using the butt of the gun to dislodge the dirty bastards fingers as he was clearly still resisting, he had every right to do so

just sayin

Ernest T said...

The FB data center is not going to be a lot of jobs, although it would be better than nothing. I believe that I heard something like 70 people, probably just some to maintain the servers.

Anonymous said...

The immigrant hugging thing is just another tactic used by the left.

I don't blame Ann one bit.

Anonymous said...

es·tranged
iˈstrānjd/
adjective
(of a person) no longer close or affectionate to someone; alienated.
"Harriet felt more estranged from her daughter than ever"
(of a wife or husband) no longer living with their spouse

Sounds like an appropriate use of the word to me.

Why is that.....Strange?????

Anonymous said...

That slow speed chase yesterday ended with a ton of cops pulling the guy out of the car. One of them immediately takes the butt of his rifle/shotgun and slams it down on the guy. Another cop behind him immediately pulls him off realizing that the force used was unnecessary and that any idiot should know there are cameras on them.


I watched it and didn't see what you saw.
I saw supervisors move in and monitor the take down with the remaining officers. I didn't see an excessive amount of officers. It was appropriate for not knowing the exact circumstances and occupants of the vehicle. And the force was appropriate.

If there had been a 2 year old in the back floorboard, you would want officers on both sides. One group to get the child out and the other to extract the turd from the other side.

Anonymous said...

Edit: SWAT Team tank? Rammed. And a police army jumped out!

Really?

You are a drama queen and troll if there ever was one.

Anonymous said...

Ann and that crowded field are just raising money. Possibly for vice president.

I wish I had a dollar for every Huckabee email I get even after unsubscribing.

Every profession suffers from not clearing the bad apples from its fold. As an educator I have seen the "wagons circled" around some pretty bad apples......in the name of support. Yet look what those bad apples have done to public schools.

Bad cops are no different except in our rush to support we have given them the right to kill.......few questions asked.

Oddly the phone/camera has shed glaring light on some bad apples.

Anonymous said...

I can't believe anyone would defend the "rifle butt strike" when it is clear that the cop standing next to the guy immediately pulled him away. Even the fellow cop stepped in to stop it because it was unnecessary.

I get that adrenaline can cause someone to overreact but if the cops haven't figured out yet that they have an issue here; that the chase was being televised; and that they should have avoided this action, then they are dumber than eve I thought.

Anonymous said...

Who would want to hug Coulter anyway? A bag of bones.

Anonymous said...

That's a clown car, for sure.

Nice WK troll. I expect his response will be:

"Can you show me a post where I've ever said I would join the Republican primary?" or "You say that even I will join the Republican primary, BG, but is that based on any real experience, or just your usual Democrat bias?"

Rage

Anonymous said...

I wish the messenger would cover ALL Wise County schools like the metro mess media covers their area. Alvord has had a supt. resign/retire, the board hires s firm to "search" for next supt. @ a cost of $1000's to the district, the builder school board member is calling teachers and telling them not to take jobs in other school districts, and not a word in the Messenger. It's like someone with cash to blow (perhaps someone in construction or a supt. @ a local energy firm?) has bought them off.

Anonymous said...

You used the word "intercourse" in the Random Thoughts posting? We'll definitely have to hold a church meeting at First Baptist to discuss that situation.

DF Rev. Robert Jeffress

Anonymous said...

"Our country! In her intercourse with foreign nations,

I like having sex with foreigners.

DF Official United Nations Greeter.

Anonymous said...

I watched it and didn't see what you saw.

Doesn't matter if you saw it or even if it existed. I watched it and didn't see what you saw. It's in the CDA evaluation and training manual Rorsach section that every police-citizen interaction has an element that could be described as possibly "unneccessary, questionable, excessive, abusive, cruel, or illegal".

To not amplify any such perceived element is a violation of the CDA code, and a wasted opportunity. Anyway, you must know by now that facts and rational analysis are never germane to any discussion on this blog.

Anonymous said...

Fox 4 News is constantly reporting with errors and love to cause media hype. I think estranged relates to a married couple separated, not teen girl/boy friends. It does mention they had been together for over a year. Wonder if that will be enough to claim "crime of passion". To me that's was it was when she wanted to break up with him. Crazy ass kids and their morals.

Anonymous said...

I, too, saw the lone SWAT officer try to butt whip the perp and other officers immediately pull him away. It was clear the perp was under control by a half dozen officers and a rifle butt to the head was not needed. The officer was so rage filled from being stopped and pushed away he had to put his weapon back in the SWAT Truck and walk it off like a spoiled kid who was told "No". Congrats to the other officers that removed him from the take down before he tainted the arrest with excessive force. The one that lost his cool needs to be removed from the team and retrained/dismissed. It's clear he does not keep a cool head in a crisis.

Anonymous said...

Criminals and those who endanger innocent lives simply need to be left alone to do what they do to us. These cops are just in the way of all of us having the privilege of being robbed and killed, etc. by those who have the right to do so. How DARE those cops risk themselves to protect us from society's idiots!!!

mzchief said...

I dislike mAnn Coulter, with the burning fury of a thousand suns, thus it annoys me beyond belief to have to defend the malignant shrew. However, mAnn Coulter, like any other human, has the RIGHT to determine who gets to touch her. I don't like and will not abide by random strangers hugging/touching me. I certainly don't blame mAnn Coulter refusing to hug a random stranger, who clearly had an agenda. Where are the women's groups defending mAnn Coulter's right to determine what is done to her body?

Anonymous said...

I guess you are just anti law enforcement period. It seems that no matter what law enforcement does, you bitch about it. Just because Mrs. LL's ex is a cop, (and a super nice guy I might add), you need to get off this "all cops are bad" bandwagon you are on.

(Will you have the cods to post this? Prolly not))

Anonymous said...

Whats with the long ass scar on the RTG on the left?

Anonymous said...

FWPD Internal Affairs is investigating the SWAT cop that tried to butt-whip the guy. Good job. You don't want cops that can't handle the pressure.

Anonymous said...

I don't even like shaking hands with people. Can't you come up with something better than she didn't want to hug a wetback? Seriously, who does?

DF Sam Houston's Ghost

Anonymous said...

I consider myself an independent/conservative. But good lord, who really believes college kids that drink and rage during spring break or fraternity rushes, who make very courageous decisions on where to meet up with friends on any given night of the week, who carry the full responsibility of getting to a 9:00am class on time, who still have a myopic view of the world, are really the responsible age bracket for open-carry on campus. I realize this is an overgeneralization, but I doubt it has changed that much since 1981. Our society has gone wheels-off.....

Anonymous said...

Psycho: The name's Francis Soyer, but everybody calls me Psycho. Any of you guys call me Francis, and I'll kill you.
Leon: Ooooooh.
Psycho: You just made the list, buddy. And I don't like nobody touching my stuff. So just keep your meat-hooks off. If I catch any of you guys in my stuff, I'll kill you. Also, I don't like nobody touching me. Now, any of you homos touch me, and I'll kill you.
Sergeant Hulka: Lighten up, Francis.

Anonymous said...

I would LOVE to see Ann Coltor discuss politics across the table from BG!

Anonymous said...

Good Lord barry! Ann Coulter wasn't mean at all! In fact, she gave a good reason to try and beg off of the hug. But when the woman continued to ask, Ann just shut her down.Not rude, just matter-of-factly. Now, if she had said something about not wanting to hug wetbacks, then you would have liberal gold!

your inner troll is coming through...

gern blansten

Anonymous said...

"If your roommate just gave his buddy $20 for weed and you ask the roommate if he could have his buddy get you some next time and you give the roommate $20, is the roommate now a 'drug dealer'?"

Only if he is personally gaining something for doing it. Otherwise he is just being stupid.

Anonymous said...

Do the legs look Photoshopped on the RTGs today? Especially the right lady.

DF Graphic Artist

Anonymous said...

11:00 am, tacky, tacky. Not being polite in public. Take a breath.

DF Miss Manners

Anonymous said...

It was great when Ann Coulter asked Ramos why they weren't doing the interview in Mexico.

Anonymous said...

Choking a girl to death is kind of weird, too. I doubt the family or loved ones are concerned about whether or not "estranged" is a proper adjective in this situation.

Anonymous said...

It's Ann not mAnn...get it right.

Anonymous said...

1:04 - The inference is that Ann Coulter possibly has androgen insensitivity disorder. It's a cheap shot.

11:00 said...

Miss Manners - not being tacky, just truthful.

Anonymous said...

No, you were being very tacky. Fortunately, BG won't do the same to you in return (but you knew that already).

Anonymous said...

The would-be hugger looked like she was getting instructions from her cell phone.

wordkyle said...

Hey wait a minnit...waddaya mean "even" wordkyle??

Anonymous said...

the chase could have been avoided if drugs were legal.
Right?

Anonymous said...

11:01, that is not a scar but the normal line defining her abdominal muscle mass. In fat people it is not visible. Apparently you never had the pleasure of lying next to someone built like that.

Anonymous said...

Let's not forget this gem during the flood coverage --> http://imgur.com/hI3YgEC

Anonymous said...

I was amazed with how dimwitted Jorge Ramos and his audience appeared to be. Was that a real show?

Anonymous said...

I just received a CNN news alert indicating that Vanya Shivashankar and Gokul Venkatachalam are National Spelling Bee co-champions.

Of course they are. The title was awarded when each successfully spelled their own name.

11:01 said...

Bullsh*t. That is a scar running north to south along her side.

Anonymous said...




9:34 AM YOU ARE A COMPLETE IDIOT.
It's idiots like you that constantly create issues that are out of proportion.
1. The Superintendent retired.....he did not resign nor was he driven off.
2. "....the board hires s firm to "search" for next supt. @ a cost of $1000's to the district..."
That "firm" is the Texas Association of School Boards( TASB) that works DIRECTLY with school districts finding individuals from teachers to Superintendents and at a LOT less than any search firm.
The "builder" doesn't call anybody.
I'm sure that the School Board would welcome the Messenger to attend their meetings. At least someone would have first hand information about what is really happening there instead if fools like you creating false statements to keep the pot stirred.
You and your cheerleader need to leave those folks up there in Alvord alone and concentrate on your own issues.