The Campaign For DA

6.26.2015

Random Friday Morning Thoughts






  • I'm not going to mention the DPS Trooper's car which was parked the wrong way in front of Sweetie Pies restaurant during lunch yesterday in Decatur.
  • Tim O’Hare, who was the mayor of Farmers Branch when the city passed a ton of silly anti-immigration ordinances - all of which were struck down at a cost to the city of well over $7 million -- filled in as host for Mark Davis' radio show this week.  He's found something he's worse at than mayor. 
  • After the Supreme Court decision yesterday, many pointed out that Republican appointments to the court will sometimes start off as conservative but then later trend left. However, Democrat appointees never appoint a left leaning judge who later starts leaning right. If you get wiser as you get older, doesn't that "speak volumes"?  
  • A reporter for the Austin American Statesman said this morning that "Lt Gov Dan Patrick seeks AG opinion on if county clerks/employees can deny same-sex marriage license on religious grounds." Really? Putting aside how this is premature (maybe for 30 more minutes), didn't he take an oath to "preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States and of this State, so help me God." Then again, the oath does have the qualifier of "to the best of my abilities". Edit: Here's the actual letter.
  • After watching recent Decatur PD videos in my DWI cases, I've noticed more and more body cams. And they are of really good quality.  Rhome PD actually has a couple but the resulting videos have been horrible. 
  • Some of you didn't understand my question about less paper money being printed referred to none of us caring cash anymore. (But I loved the guy who said the plant in Fort Worth was printing money as fast as it could because of the rising debt under President Obama.) 
  • The NBA draft is over so at least now I won't have the life forced sucked out of my by the radio boys talking about it. 
  • There is an event Saturday in Wise County to "raise awareness for hydrocephalus." You know, those "raise awareness" events need to be about things like that. I'm aware of breast cancer, muscular dystrophy, etc. but I had no idea what hydrocephalus is. 
  • There was a bomb threat this morning in Fort Worth at the "city hall & courts building." Evacuations ongoing. 



31 comments:

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

TLDR

DF "Meh" Guy

Anonymous said...

You should ditch radio and listen to podcasts. You get to choose the topics and there are minimal or no commercials. Plus, there are thousands of options and they're all free. I've found that listening to zero guffawing buffoons during my commute has made me much happier about life in general, but especially about the beating that is rush hour traffic.

Anonymous said...

Most people become more conservative as they get older.

I have watched many conservatives go to law school and come out hardened liberals. I don't know why that is.

All I do know is that Justice Roberts had to manipulate the language of the law to his very subjective standard to get the outcome he wanted.

Interesting how the media suddenly embraces him as a hero when 10 years ago they castigated him as a villain.

SpanishWarDonkey said...

- Quality troll throught at the beginning. All people change as they age. Everyone has different life experiences that shape their opinions on things.
- I don't see how county clerks have a leg to stand on by denying marriages based on religious objections. They aren't the arbiters of whether or not two people might wed. It's just like the cops that get stuck shutting down little kids' lemonade stands over permits and other dumb reasons. I can guarantee they don't agree with it, but their job is simply to enforce the laws.
- No mention of the terrorist attack in France this morning? Poor form, BG. Poor form.

Anonymous said...

I sure do hope my grandchildren make enough money to make up for all the cash Obama is borrowing from them!

#selfishgeneration

Anonymous said...

If a county clerk can refuse to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, can he/she also refuse to issue them to individuals who were previously married but divorced? That's a big no-no in fundamentalist circles, with only a few exceptions (e.g., adultery). So can the county clerk add a questionnaire for divorced people asking why they got divorced, and then decide whether to issue a license? I'm guessing no.

But despite that hypocrisy, I'm sure the far right will continue to tie itself to the mast of that sinking ship. Kind of like their undying opposition to Obamacare: a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.

Anonymous said...


Barry,

Like Tim O'Hare or not - He and others from Farmers Branch sure cleaned up that barrio section of Midway.

It got so bad I'd avoid that part of Midway Rd (didn't want anyone mounting my windshield to clean and beg for cash) I've lived in Mexico among these people - you all can save your "charmed life" opinions because you are clueless as to what they bring here and why.

The same sex marriage issue.. I could care less what gays do, I just hope they can do it now with there mouth closed. I don't feel it necessary to declare my sexual preference every few seconds...
but then again being a middle aged white man is now liken to a crime in this country.....

Anonymous said...

I'm always caring of cash, I just don't carry it much anymore!

Anonymous said...

The car wasn't parked incorrectly. The street and curb were built going the wrong way. Now, license and insurance and step out of the car, Mr. Green.

DF DPS Trooper
waiting at the end of the block

Anonymous said...

Regarding the changing views of SCOTUS appointees after time on the Court, isn't it re-assuring that Clarence Thomas is just as stupid today as when he was first nominated?

DF Thurgood Marshall

Anonymous said...

The protagonist of one of my favorite YA novels, Sherman Alexie's The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian, is a hydrocephalic teen boy. If you haven't read any of Alexie's stuff, you should. Start with The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven.

Anonymous said...

Marked patrol car parked on the wrong side of the roadway? Why I believe that is covered under Texas Transpotation Code 545.302 Park,Stop, Stand under who is EXEMPT. Maybe from the law, but not from public preception and well, preception is reality.

Anonymous said...

Today's RTGs........can we have a do-over please?

Concerned citizen said...

What I'm not going to mention is the ongoing struggle of the DPS in Decatur city cops pulling people over in the acceleration lane of southbound 287 at Thompson Street.
Decatur is a speed trap, 55 miles an hour through the heart of town on 287 is too slow. That speed limit is posted solely for revenue generation, but what local law enforcement needs to understand is very soon someone is going to die at the Thompson Street acceleration lane, and it's going to be because law enforcement attempting to make a buck not for public safety. The stretch between golden fried chicken and even further south of town right now is not a suitable place to pull people over between construction and exit ramps and entrance ramps there is not a safe. At that location in particular, once you turn right onto 287 off of Thompson, your focus is to accelerate and try to merge with traffic heading southbound. But there is a blind hill in front of you that many times when you cross that hill, law-enforcement has someone pulled over. It is very dangerous situation and $100 speeding ticket for someone is not worth a possible life when someone Crests that hill and when they turned back to look ahead, There is a cop car and a civilian right in front of you, many times just yards away.
And don't get me started on the new LED lights that are all over cop cars, there's enough lights coming off of cops cars now to land a small airplane with. They blind people and or unsafe on the roadways. I have never had trouble saying complot during the day or night and adding 40 more bright ones to a car doesn't help anything, this too is going to get someone killed very soon.

Anonymous said...

The supreme court justices begin to lean more liberally and towards the government as they suckle the sweet hind teat of Washington DC. Money for speaking engagements, parties, nice salary and a lifetime appointment certainly help one to think they are above it all and need to help all the poor unwashed masses who will not work to better themselves. Keeping ObamaCare sacred is a pure political move.

Anonymous said...

Try living or being a white person in Farmers Branch and watching your city turn to crap by illegals in just a few short years.

That Tim guy had guts at least.

Anonymous said...

If you are a cop in FB I bet you can make all kinds of DWI and PI arrests of those illegals they didn't get rid of.

What a crap hole.

Anonymous said...

RTGs look like theyd be all for SSM.

Anonymous said...

Hey Skippy, Obammy took an oath also, but yet when he breaks it, you never mention it.

sparkerr said...

9:48
Yes!

Anonymous said...

"However, Democrat appointees never appoint a left leaning judge who later starts leaning right. If you get wiser as you get older, doesn't that "speak volumes"?"

Harvard and Yale educated justices are not a great measurement of wisdom. You are not a Libertarian Barry.

Anonymous said...

After the Supreme Court decision yesterday, many pointed out that Republican appointments to the court will sometimes start off as conservative but then later trend left. However, Democrat appointees never appoint a left leaning judge who later starts leaning right. If you get wiser as you get older, doesn't that "speak volumes"?

NO, next question

Anonymous said...

There is an event Saturday in Wise County to "raise awareness for hydrocephalus." You know, those "raise awareness" events need to be about things like that. I'm aware of breast cancer, muscular dystrophy, etc. but I had no idea what hydrocephalus is.

I know you think that is what you do with this musing little blog...but quite frankly it is the exact opposite. You should acknowledge your contributors who are unwittingly "raising your awareness" of reality and the world in general. Even though you publicly berate and ignore the comments.

Anonymous said...

Try living or being a white person in Farmers Branch and watching your city turn to crap by illegals in just a few short years.

That Tim guy had guts at least.

Barry has no idea what you are talking about; and he could care less.
He lives behind an impenetrable gate.

Anonymous said...

Did you just give up on the non portable back stop?

Anonymous said...

Geez, what is the deal with the photo? Is that the cast of ugly heifer island?

Or is the Amazon cannibal in the middle about to have lunch?

Anonymous said...

Video quality is best when the Wearer is not nervous or has the shakes

Anonymous said...

Whatever happened to that case involving the Rhome police Chief that was on the news. The one where he demanded a passenger identify himself and his mother got upset

Anonymous said...

6:39...That was a Wise County sheriff's deputy in that video.

Anonymous said...

Chick with tat on her arm rocks.

Anonymous said...

I have a daughter with hydrocephalus so it's quite refreshing to see that there are events such as this. You're right, everyone knows about breast cancer and such but hydrocephalus is hardly EVER mentioned in the media. It may not affect as many people but when it's victims come into this world with it, it just tears at the heart a bit more. Maybe I'm biased by watching my daughter (who will be a senior in HS this year) and other children we've met as a result along the way grow up with it, but growing the awareness of it is great!!