The Campaign For DA

5.20.2015

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts


  • As violent storms were hitting Wise County last night at 10:00 p.m., every local news channel decided to go to its pre-planned package about the earlier storm that hit Mineral Wells. Pete Delkus turned his back on us. We will not forget.
  • I saw Sheriff David Walker on Channel 8 this morning with the caption  underneath of "Dave Walker". 
  • Noticed a car being towed in Decatur this morning by a tow truck with Wise Credit LLC on the side. Uh, oh.
  • Ok, I'll back off my rant against the Waco Police because of the way they handled Sunday's gang fight, but finally I'm hearing folks in the media begin to ask, "Did all those people need to be arrested? Should all of them be in jail right now?" 
  • As much as I'm supporting those wrongfully accused Bandidos and Cossacks, what do you think the chances are of me becoming an honorary member of either of the two? (The thought of a ceremony where one of the gangs hand me a jacket and starts applauding is comedy gold.) 
  • Have we ever seen all  for president of one party (over six months from even the first primary, by the way) all focus their attention on one candidate from the other party? The GOP may be the greatest ad campaign for Hillary that ever existed.
  • Heard TCU head coach Gary Patterson on The Ticket yesterday and he was so passive aggressive towards Baylor's Art Briles. Man, those two guys hate each other and it is so fun. (And we should have known something was going on when Briles stared down Patterson in 2011 instead of watching a game winning field goal. And it all got ramped up with Patterson's rant after the loss to Baylor in 2013.) 
  • After all this talk over the season finale of Mad Men, it was pointed out yesterday that its 3.3 million viewers were equal to the number of people who watched the Bitcoin/St. Petersburg college bowl game last year.
  • NFL: Man, the reason they print money is because they know how to entertain. They are now moving the extra point line of scrimmage to the 15 yard line which will mean the equivalent of a 32 yard field goal.  They have a rule that's part of the tradition and the fabric of the game, but if it is stupid and boring, they'll change it.  (Baseball? You listening?)
  • I think the Update website is down this morning. (Everyone take cover over there.)


36 comments:

wordkyle said...

"The GOP may be the greatest ad campaign for Hillary that ever existed." And Hillary herself is the greatest ad campaign against her. (You guys better hope she doesn't decide -- or be forced -- to withdraw before the election. Democrats have no bench.)

Ernest T said...

The Dems are focusing so much on Hillary that it is truly ridiculous. If something were to happen to her, then they would be in trouble because there is no one else out there.

Ernest T said...

Only a liberal like our esteemed counselor would be excited about the dream of getting an Honorary membership in a group who has been responsible for several killings and other violent acts.

Anonymous said...

I have a prankster friend who made a fake Facebook page five years ago posing as a fictional member of the Bandidos. The page was the most hilarious white trash thing ever.

He probably friended 500 random people before one of them contacted law enforcement. Law enforcement then contacted Facebook, and Facebook took the page down, strictly because of the Bandidos affiliation.

True story.

Katy Anders said...

There's got to be some middle ground between having NO alyernative candidates for President and having two dozen people leaping into the race.

Bur seriously... Where the hell are the viable alternatives to Hillary Clinton?

Anonymous said...

The reason the arrested so many was so they could sort it out. Would you have chairs brought into the parking lot and have everyone take a number? "Now serving number 132. 132 can you please tell me why you are here, where you were when the fight started, do you have any weapons on you? etc
Arrest them all, sort it out and release the ones you determine had no involvement. It isn't like they are going to be sitting on the curb under a tree the next day if you decide you need to talk to them later.

Anonymous said...

Look Kyle, I don't know who you are but there is people hurt around here.

Anonymous said...

There's the obligatory snarky Delkus comment. Good work Barry.

Anonymous said...

Mad Men just had their final episode...not a season finale...no more Mad Men in the works. I only liked it because it was in the sixties.

Anonymous said...

9:38

What the heck are you talking about???

Anonymous said...

BG, I saw the film clips of the damage at Mineral Wells and thought the same exact thing.

Anonymous said...

The most embarrassing thing I can think of is no candidate but a Hillary for any party. Ridiculous on so many levels.

FDR

Anonymous said...

WORTH REPOSTING:
This is just typical of the gangster thug society we live in today. What is even more absurd, is that the police are even involved in this culture. Local law enforcement has a club called The Gunslingers. This stupidity has got to stop! How can police condemn this type of behavior, yet embrace it at the same time?

Anonymous said...

I see no problem with a woman as president, that's why I'm voting for Bruce Jenner.

Anonymous said...

"As much as I'm supporting those wrongfully accused Bandidos and Cossacks, what do you think the chances are of me becoming an honorary member of either of the two? (The thought of a ceremony where one of the gangs hand me a jacket and starts applauding is comedy gold.)"

I picture this whole scene ending badly for you, like so much Pee Wee Herman in Pee Wee's Big Adventure.

DF Francis Buxton

Anonymous said...

I have no love lost for the thugs of any ilk, but I agree that we had a lot of civil liberties violated.

Anonymous said...

I want to know what in the world 9:25 is talking about!

Katy Anders said...

I'd like the opportunity to go back and buy a letter "t" or two for my last comment (@9:15). I appear to be missing some...

I blame Obama.

Anonymous said...

The thought of a ceremony where one of the gangs hand me a jacket and starts applauding is comedy gold.

Immediately after the jacket presentation, the rival gang beats you [more] senseless with a chain...

Anonymous said...

I don't practice criminal law, but is "arrest them all so you can sort it out later" the legal way to handle that?

Bear said...

I'm a little late to the show this week but didn't the death of the Bridgeport Police Officer last year have something to do with the Bandidos? Weren't they also after the person that eventually ended up killing the officer?

Anonymous said...

@9:44
Barry likes to rag on Delkus.

" Pete Delkus turned his back on us. We will not forget."

Anonymous said...

Me, too!

Anonymous said...

Katy...you are a liberal lesbian and I am a conservative, straight, middle aged male and you absolutely crack me up at times and make me think at other times. See, we can all get along. Thanks for your posts!

Anonymous said...

Barry - I realize the blog is titled "Liberally Lean" for a reason - but have I missed your comments on George Stephanopoulos' failure to disclose?

Anonymous said...

yeah, idiots were blasting local channels for interrupting idiotic shows, I.E. Dancing with Stars and even worse, Bachelorette, with tornado warnings. Other channels had same-showing their shows instead of weather. Coming in on commercial breaks doesn't cut it. Just take a look at twitter and FB to see all the damage.

Thanks to all the local weather media for continuing coverage of these stupid shows while Wise County was getting blasted.

We will remember.

Anonymous said...

9:15, you are the reason, or folks like you are, that our Constitution is getting trampled into the dirt.

Anonymous said...

9:17 I meant ^^^

Anonymous said...

Barry, your must not have read what the gangs do when you finally get a vest/jacket. No, they don't just hand it to you, They urinate, defecate, or vomit. The prospect then puts it on & "rides it dry".
Besides, I think you would be riding on the back as someones 'old lady".

Candance said...

I just wrote a whole blog post about the media shafting us out here with the weather coverage. Our freaking sirens were going off last night and they kept going back to Jimmy Kimmel.

Anonymous said...

Hillary is a Yale law school grad. She failed the bar exam. How can a Yale law grad fail the Bar exam? I can see why a Baylor grad would have a tougher time

Anonymous said...

2:00 PM

That is gold Jerry, GOLD!

Anonymous said...

1:25

Yes, you missed the comments.

Anonymous said...

Bernie Sanders vs. Rand Paul.

It's time to bring up some important issues.

http://thecolbertreport.cc.com/videos/7vjzxb/bernie-sanders-pt--1

Anonymous said...

Screw the billionaires on both sides. We the people want real changes.

Bernie Sanders vs. Rand Paul

Anonymous said...

Whoa. Heard and read that Wise County was "completely destroyed" by tornadoes. If there is anyone left alive there, I PRAY that God will not send tornadoes to destroy you.