The Campaign For DA

6.08.2015

Random Monday Morning Thoughts



  • Some high ranking prosecutors in the Waco's DA's office have abruptly left. Smart move. You don't want to be associated with the upcoming Twin Peak's Biker cases. Edit: Old story. That's a bang up start for me for the week. 
  • Talk radio's Mark Davis angrily tried to defend the McKinney police officer this morning. He had to stop himself so many times because even he couldn't believe what he was saying. Example: "Ok, so she was 14. So like age is now supposed to play a factor with the way the police deal with someone . . . well, you don't treat a six year old like an adult, but . . . ."). He's on an a sad island on this one.
  • The War on Police is kind of like The War on Christmas. Non-existent.
  • Ex-Baylor great and WNBA star Brittney Griner filed for an annulment of her marriage to fellow WNBA player Glory Johnson over the weekend, one day after Johnson announced that she was expecting a child and less than one month after they were married.  Can we make this a Lifetime movie?
  • We will have the same sex Supreme Court opinion in the next two weeks. But it may be issued on the very last day of its term since they like to end it with a bang. 
  • Weather talk: Saturday was brutal. It might have only been in the 90s but, with no wind and massive humidity, it was a beating. 
  • A lady was almost killed (literally) by a flying broken bat at Fenway Park. (Photo of aftermath with husband and son in background.)
  • I'm not going to admit that I'm still working on my softball backstop project, but I'm still working on it. I'm not sure what it was like to invent the wheel, but I'm beginning to get a good idea. But it's looking pretty impressive. I said looks. It has not yet been tested.
  • "Boyd, Texas – A North Richland Hills, Texas man turned himself into authorities and was charged with third degree felony theft of livestock and second degree felony theft of livestock from the elderly on May 4 after stealing 144 head of cattle from two North Texas ranchers." A couple of Wise County law enforcement names in that press release.
  • The X-Games from Austin were on ESPN this weekend. It is so Idiocracy, but I bet it will overtake the Olympics some day. They had some crazy motorcycle jump competition yesterday which basically turned into "Will the next guy die?"
  • We had a Triple Crown winner this weekend for the first time in 1978, and I don't think anyone cares. 
  • I would bring you a front page but my source went dark today posting only this where normally every newspaper's front page would be:



27 comments:

Bacon said...

Bacon Scale
4.7 out of 5

Great way to start Monday.
Thank you BG!!

Anonymous said...



"The war on police is kind of like the war on Christmas -non existent?"

Seriously? The next thing you'll say is that you would not respect me more if I were gay...........

You do know that Santa is not real ...right?

Anonymous said...

I made sure I was in front of the TV for the horse race. Winning the triple crown was an amazing feat in sports. Sports fans care about the big events in sports.

Anonymous said...

Time for a sports lesson Barry. You have no feel or perspective on sports. The X Games will always be a fringe sport with a niche following. The Triple crown races will always be one of iconic events of sports even when you aren't a horse racing fan.

Ernest T said...

So the current War on Police is not real huh?

Right now, police can't make a move at all without someone criticizing all that they do. Look at the current crime rates in Baltimore for one. Crime rates have jumped up since the riots because the DA and others are criticizing the police to the point that they can't do anything.

Time to come out of your dream world Barry....

Anonymous said...

Not her husband. The lady hit by her the bat was at the game with a friend and her son. She is in fact a single mom.

Anonymous said...

The Waco DA employee departures are months old. That article you posted is from 10 months ago. I think it has more to do with not wanting to be associated with an idiot DA than the biker cases.

Triple Fake... said...


"The War on Police is kind of like The War on Christmas. Non-existent."
You need to take the blinders off, friend. There will always be a vocal faction that is opposed to both. Always. It's human nature

Fewer young people care about horse racing, and the milestones associated with it, due in part to a statement made in your previous bullet point: "Will the next guy die?"
Sorry, horse racing. Trick it up or be put out to pasture!

And now, to honor the people that bring you the news, we bring you no news! Isn't it ironic?

Triple Fake Alanis Morissette





Anonymous said...

"We had a Triple Crown winner this weekend for the first time in 1978, and I don't think anyone cares"


should have said,
"We had a Triple Crown winner this weekend for the first time in 1978, and I don't think any of my elitist liberal friends care"

Anonymous said...

Keep up the good work on the backstop. Unless your step daughter is playing select travel ball; the season will be over before this contraption is done

Anonymous said...

I couldn't care less about horse racing. I made sure I saw the race on Saturday. Why? Even if I don't care about horse racing, I care about history, and there was the chance it would be made. I wasn't disappointed.

Anonymous said...

Barry, you better upgrade your homeowner/liability insurance before the backstop project is rolled out in its final form. Just saying.

DF A Good Neighbor

HarveyLee said...

I have known three people in the thoroughbred racing business. Two of them were dishonest and said the whole business was crooked. The third one is a lawyer.
I don't know what else to say.

Anonymous said...

Bacon, we saved our heavy hitter RTG picts till you came back. Enjoy.

DF The Internet

Anonymous said...

Of course the DA Employees are resigning, Haven't you ever seen the courthouse scene from the movie Stone Cold....Part II is taking place in Waco soon!

Anonymous said...

9:16

You and Bu both failed English, didn't you?

"We had a Triple Crown winner this weekend for the first time since (not 'in') 1978, and I don't think anyone cares."

Anonymous said...

As long as it remains a backstop, PVC may be fine, but one blast from a batted ball and the PVC is history. I went with small square tubing on our L-screen. A bit heavy but it lasts. (Yeah you prob could've used this info a month ago, sorry)Good luck though, hope it works out.

Anonymous said...

PVC is not going to work...and it is unsafe.

Anonymous said...

@9:14

"Crime rates have jumped up since the riots"

Sure they have buddy

Anonymous said...

@9:14

Right now, police can't make a move at all without someone criticizing all that they do

No, they can't kill people without getting criticized any more. Cops who act like thugs are finally getting the scrutiny they deserve.

Anonymous said...

1:24, MSNBC shouldn't be your only source for news. The crime rate, especially the murder rate, has for a fact gone up. You're welcome.

Anonymous said...

I can't believe that Brittney never slipped Glory the high hard one.

Anonymous said...

Can we make this a Lifetime movie? No. We are going to make it a sitcom on ABC now that this lifestyle has been forced down our throats.

Anonymous said...

We have to keep in mind there are few bad cops. However, what is sad is what has been going on for years hasn't been addressed until the advent of the phone/camera. No one listened until video was provided.
SAD

Anonymous said...

BG,

I want to truly and honestly thank you. More and more you prove that I can come here, and read bullet points from someone that is greatly more clueless than myself.

Thanks for the self esteem boost.

Anonymous said...

5:25 PM tried to say something...

"....that is greatly more clueless than myself."

I don't know about that??

Anonymous said...

Can anyone explain how with all this selective horse breeding that today's horses aren't any faster than the nags of the past? BTW those horse owners claim so many tax deducts we taxpayers wind up subsidizing the millionaires.