The Campaign For DA

6.19.2015

Random Friday Morning Thoughts



  • I watched a little of the U.S. Open last night on Fox.  How can the grass on a course in the very wet Pacific Northeast look like West Texas?
  • The Charleston Church Shooting hits a lot of hot button issues. Race. Guns. Faith. Heck, even the Confederate flag.
  • TCU stayed alive last night in the College World Series. It's an eight team double elimination which I've only become familiar with in detail over the last few years.  One thing I learned: You win the first two, you are in good shape. You lose one of your first two, it's a long road. (There are only four teams remaining but TCU conceivably has to win four in a row to win it all.)
  • Update on my Poor Man's Softball Backstop Project: Yep, it's still going on. I changed the size of the my PVC telescopic pipes last night for more stability. This weekend should be the first full strength test. I'll be as tense as the guy in charge of Mission Control for Apollo 13 as the first softball blast hits it. 
  • Has the DA figured out he's in over his head with the Twin Peaks cases yet? Let's check the Waco papers: "McLennan County District Attorney Abel Reyna filed forfeiture notices for more than two dozen motorcycles and vehicles owned by bikers arrested in the Twin Peaks shootings." He has all the sense of a guy doubling down at a blackjack table with his past due rent payment on the line. Check that. The blackjack guy has better odds.
  • I wasn't surprised the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Texas could refuse to issue confederate license plates. I am surprised that Texas has a policy of not issuing confederate license plates. 
  • President Obama was accused of politicising the Charleston Church Shooting when he pointed out again that no civilized society has the amount of gun violence in the U.S.  Meanwhile, out in Arizona, Sheriff Joe announced that he is sending out his armed posse to protect black churches on Sunday. 
  • I have a court appearance today and I was just informed my client brought his dog by and wants us to babysit it until its over. We will. This, my friends, is what the glamours life of a modern day lawyer is all about. 
  • More lies by the top brass of DPS to the legislature. This time about the number of arrests some million dollar surveillance program has led to. They previously said 44. The real answer is zero. The DPS Director is Steven McCraw who, for some reason, still has a job. 



45 comments:

Anonymous said...

Maps help us to know where places are located.

Anonymous said...

Thanks to God, West Texas is very green this year. Our golf courses are in excellent shape.

Anonymous said...

Everybody in Switzerlsnd is required to own a gun, Mr. Obama. I don't see any widespread violence there.

How come these mass shootings are unique to our modern era even though we've had the 2nd Amendment for 230 years?

Freedom cannot sustain itself without morality, and morality is a relative thing these days.

Anonymous said...

Laws prohibiting narcotics never stopped Obama from buying cocaine.

Anonymous said...

I have a court appearance today and I was just informed my client brought his dog by and wants us to babysit it until its over. We will. This, my friends, is what the glamours life of a modern day lawyer is all about.

Anyone care to speculate what that will cost??

Anonymous said...

RTG

Please show some mercy...could you provide a little kindness?

wordkyle said...

" no civilized society has the amount of gun violence in the U.S." Probably true. The question is whether Democrats really want to change that. It would require discussing what subcultures are responsible for the majority of that gun violence. I think Democrats are unwilling to do that.

Anonymous said...

The Charleston Church Shooting hits a lot of hot button issues. Race. Guns. Faith. Heck, even the Confederate flag.

Unfortunately Barry, you are probably right. The only issue is that idiots come from all walks of life (popes, politicians, defense lawyers, fake reverends like Sharpton and Jackson, prosecutors, physicians, and Indian chiefs), all races, and no telling how many gun laws were violated...we have more than we can enforce. Why are we not going after those that commit abortion? There are far more of those than the random idiots that use guns? The confederate flag is a piece of history and most do not even know why that war was fought in that it decided a Constitutional question.

Anonymous said...

There you go again Wordkyle...when you make a comment that involves people to actually think, accept responsibility and respond with a solution based effort...that's where it all falls apart.

But thank you for having the courage to say the right thing.

Anonymous said...

On average, Houston and New Orleans gets more rain each year than Seattle. Look it up.

Anonymous said...

If you're into sports...this is a great read...especially if you are a Longhorn hata.

It's a performance review of current UT AD Steve Patterson, an UT alum and an attorney. I loved it

http://www.scout.com/college/texas/story/1556266-hd-exclusive-ad-patterson-facing-heat

Anonymous said...

And of course the sub cultures wordkyle refers to are probably black.

go figure

That young man did not come into this world hating. He was TAUGHT to hate. Just as some on this blog were taught the same lessons.

Total failure of our schools and churches, especially our churches.

Anonymous said...

Update on my Poor Man's Softball Backstop Project: Yep, it's still going on. I changed the size of the my PVC telescopic pipes last night for more stability. This weekend should be the first full strength test. I'll be as tense as the guy in charge of Mission Control for Apollo 13 as the first softball blast hits it.


I have forgotten the design requirement for this contraption. Is it a back stop to sit behind the catcher for pitching practice? Are you expecting pitchers to throw directly into the "death stop". Are the girls going to be doing tee work and soft toss into this thing? Just curious.

Anonymous said...

" no civilized society has the amount of gun violence in the U.S."
Utøya massacre....maybe Norway is not civilized...

Anonymous said...

Word - There is a tremendous amount of poor-on-poor / black-on-black gun violence. But the vast majority of mass murders have been committed by white males. I'm a Democrat and am more than willing to discuss this.

Signed: Bush and Cheney Are The Reason I'm Now a Democrat

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

We have over 300 Million firearms in the country with more flying off the shelves. There is no realistic way to keep firearms out of bad guys hands.

Debate 2A rights all day long when these shootings occur. It doesn't matter. That genie is out of the bottle and it won't ever go back.

PS - Re: regulation and control laws - it is almost the same exact problem as the War On Drugs. If you argue you can't realistically control drugs, you should understand the same about firearms.

Anonymous said...

Speaking of backstops...I have worn out a couple of these back in the day of select softball and baseball.

http://www.hittingworld.com/JUGS_Instant_Screen_p/jugs-s0100.htm

Light, simple, foldable, durable, safe

Anonymous said...

Pacific Northeast?

You need to look at Junior's geography book.

Anonymous said...

9:44 So some thug committing 9 murders over a long criminal stretch is somehow not as bad as a mass shooting? Or thousands of thugs across the US killing one or two a year, terrorizing whole neighborhoods day in day out? Sandy Hook and Charleston will return to normal. Murder is the norm in the inner city.

Anonymous said...

9:39 - Where do parents factor in?

Anonymous said...

I agree with Mr Mike Honcho on the genie being out of the bottle on controlling firearms. Too many floating around to effectively tighten who has what. The only method I see to regulate is to come at it from the ammo side of the house. If we can check & control meth cookers getting their hands on Tavist-D, then we can control what & how much ammo goes out the door of retailers. And tag ammo with identifiers like we do industrial explosives to track back where supplies used in crime leaked out the supply chain. And eliminate home loaders. And make gun powders with a drastically reduced shelf life for non-military sporting use.

DF Winchester Remington

Katy Anders said...

TX Supremes say that State didn't challenge gay divorce in time, but also say that the decree does not bind the state in any way.

http://www.txcourts.gov/media/1001370/110114.pdf

Does that mean that a division of real property wouldn't be recognized by state or real property records?

They waited for YEARS after oral argument to release a decision, release it a few days before the US Supremes, and then the decision is this non-decision?

Triple Fake... said...

"what subcultures are responsible for the majority of that gun violence"
that statement, along with the occasional post from the person who mentions gun deaths in Chicago, should be a focal point in the discussion of the president's comment. People are killed in this country every day by guns. Everywhere, for all kinds of reasons. But it's only when there is a mass shooting that somebody gets up in arms, excuse the expression.
When it's one or two at a time, that's just business as usual. Nine all at the same time in one place?! And the shooter is white and all the victims are black? We gotta do something about this! It means we have a problem with race in this country, and the Confederate flag should be banned. No, that guy had a problem with race, plus he's obviously really screwy in the noggin. And the people around him knew it, but nobody did anything about it.
Two Muslim extremists come here from Arizona to shoot up a collection of goofballs drawing cartoons of Mohammed. Now, drawing cartoons of Mohammed is a case of sticking your head into a lion's mouth just to prove you can do it, but nobody said we have a problem with religion in this country because of what they attempted. What do you suppose the body count would have been if they had gotten into the building?

wordkyle said...

You guys and your assumptions. Sixty percent of gun-related deaths are suicides. A huge percentage of non-suicide gun-related deaths are gang-related. You can discover for yourselves how gun-related homicides are divided by race.

Anonymous said...

Noticed in the Update that Decatur is having a Juneteenth Celebration with face painting. I am not so sure that is Politically correct.

DF - Any Black person or Liberal

Anonymous said...

Still working on your backstop??? I know a few Egyptians that can knock it out in a couple of hours.

DF Pharoah

Anonymous said...

The very wet Pacific Northeast(west)? The Seattle and Tacoma areas get about the same average annual rainfall as DFW.

Anonymous said...

supernatural evil exists.

Anonymous said...

Personally I blame my ex wife.

Anonymous said...

Backstop project: Have you thought about telescoping flagpoles. Some are cheap, like harbor freight, not sure about quality.

Anonymous said...

Did the SC murderer wave a CSA flag, or is that issue just being attached to the coattails, so as not to let a crisis go to waste?

Anonymous said...

Katy is one dimensional and small. Obsessed with sexuality.

Anonymous said...

A majority of the violent crimes in the US are by blacks with guns. A majority of the violent crimes in London are committed by blacks with knives. The country with the highest murder rate is South Africa. Go figure. If you live in those countries you need a gun to defend you and your family.

Anonymous said...

Now if you mean the Northeast Pacific, then I'll agree with that accurate, yet awkward description.

Anonymous said...

That's a nice strategy... But I have enough ammo put away and enough loading supplies, that I know I won't run out before they get me.....



DF Beretta Colt

Anonymous said...

Total whites killed in last 30 days by blacks?
Total blacks killed in last 30 days by whites?

Anonymous said...

RTG !!!!!!!! out standing. very fit

Denney Crane said...

What the MSM won't tell you about mass shootings

http://allenbwest.com/2015/06/heres-what-the-mainstream-media-wont-tell-you-about-mass-shootings/

Even worse, the POTUS is incorrect. The USA is not even in the top 5 "advanced countries" that experience mass shootings. Facts just seem irrelevant

http://www.ijreview.com/2015/06/348197-obama-said-mass-shootings-dont-happen-in-advanced-countries-like-in-us-one-chart-proves-him-wrong/

Bear said...

9:39

And who has been in charge of our school system for the last 50 years? (Liberals) And who has been the biggest obstacle for religious teachings in school for the last 50 years? (Liberals)

Where does the problem lie? LIBERALS

You guys can't even read your own results. Your policies have failed and continue to fail and will always fail. Time to let the true conservatives take over and fix everything you have messed up for the last 50 years.

Anonymous said...

I'm going to have to agree with Bear.

What did America think would happen to our youth after we took God out of our schools?

Black or white, rich or poor, the anti-thesis to God is hate, which the liberal culture seems to promote...

Anonymous said...

Where is big Al and Jesse? Or the Panthers?

Christian communities don't want them inciting hate and creating chaos and destruction.

If this were a mosque, our President would already have his crew on site!

Anonymous said...

Re: RTG

And now, you're just pandering to Bacon.
I don't mind, here.

Anonymous said...

9:39, Churches these days are not so much about preaching the gospel as they are about providing entertainment with no substance to living a God-filled righteous life.

Anonymous said...

How many hundreds of white babies did Kermitt Gosnell kill?

Anonymous said...

How can the grass on a course in the very wet Pacific Northeast look like West Texas? Probably for the same reason the courses look like that in the very wet UK.