The Campaign For DA

6.18.2015

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts




  • Lake Bridgeport has risen 2.5 feet in the last 24 hours. The National Weather Service said this morning that Wise County had mostly five to six inches of rain with up to seven inches up near Montague County. And it felt like it. 
  • Nothing like be awakened at midnight by the 17 Year Old In The House who says, "My car is dead and it's in the middle of the street in front of the house."  As the problem was being solved, I remember asking a lot of questions that began with "why". She fielded all of them flawlessly. She's either a good kid or has a job as a presidential press secretary in her future.
  • When the South Carolina church shooting news broke last night, it was shocking how the major network news stations were so slow to cover it. (The grumpiest man on Twitter, TV critic Ed Bark, was not pleased.) 
  • Mark Davis opened his radio show this morning speaking about the shooting and sounding like a pastor at funeral. And it may in fact be a funeral for the There Is No Racism crowd. But I shook my head when he said, "We don't need to focus or even care about the motive of the shooter." Why not? Something uncomfortable about that? 
  • ATT was hit with a $100 million fine for misleading wireless customers. I wonder where they will get the money to pay for that? Oh . . . .
  • The University of Texas will sell beer and wine at football games this year. (West Virginia is the only current Big 12 team to already do so).  Corby Davidson of The Ticket said that it will discourage people from leaving the game during halftime to drink in the parking lot.  People may do that at TCU but going from your seat to go a tailgate/car is like a hike up Everest when you are at Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium/Joe Jamail Field/W. A. "Tex" Moncrief, Jr.–V. F. "Doc" Neuhaus Athletic Center.
  • I applaud Wise County's initiative to "reduce the number of people in jail with mental illness and to make sure they get the help" but, practically, I don't know how it is going to work. If someone is sitting in jail for Agg Assault with a $25,000 bond they can't make yet they are legally competent (but suffering some degree of mental illness), how is that going to change? 
  • I noticed that there was a murder conviction yesterday in the Wise County trial. A few years back, the legislature took away a jury's option to grant probation in a murder case. Sound good? Now tell me you cannot envision one single situation where the taking the life of another would not be probation worthy. 
  • For the first time ever in Texas, a law has been passed requiring all police agencies to report to the state information about any police involved shooting.  And it's 2015.





33 comments:

wordkyle said...

I'm still not sure who you think you're pointing to as the "There Is No Racism crowd." You've got this Don Quixote thing going where you're tilting at windmills that only you see.

Anonymous said...

It's pathetic that old leftist Barry doesn't understand what generic conservative radio host Mark Davis means.

Good people hate evil when we see it. We don't care what evil's motivation is. We just want evil destroyed.

I know it's hard for Barry to understand when Barry believes that all murderers should live.

Anonymous said...

Well not much help for a murderer in jail. It is the younger ones when they first appear that will help stop the revolving door, by getting the help they need before the cycle begins.

Anonymous said...

Yep Division 1 football going ALL the way (downhill) to Pro Football--thug players (both have) and now, drunk fans.

Anonymous said...

TCU sells beer and wine in 4 sections of the stadium but you cannot leave the area with your beer or wine. You buy it in your seat and drink it in your seat.

Anonymous said...

9:15 -

That's funny. It seems like we've spent a lot of time discussing the motivation for the shooters in Garland, no?

Anonymous said...

A clearly deranged mind cannot be used as a data point to say nothing has changed in regards to race relations. But don't waste a good tragedy to further your agenda.

Anonymous said...

We get it, we get it. Stop arresting people and instead allow them to just continue on their merry ways of hurting others.

Anonymous said...

The only motivation is mental illness! He was likely there because he didn't fit anywhere else and then became despondent when he didn't fit there as well. I highly doubt this is anything remotely similar to the white hate crimes of the sixties!

Anonymous said...

9:31 - Only because they come from an evil group who will try to kill innocents in the future. I hope that you knew that.

Anonymous said...

A county with limited resources or qualified mental health experts will make little difference in reducing the number in jail. Mentally ill people who commit an offense must be kept in a safe place, jail or a mental facility. Commitment to a mental facility unless the person agrees is difficult. So the mentally ill can commit horrible mass murders as we saw last night. How the county judge can make this work remains to be seen. Perhaps a better use of time and money could be fixing all the damage to roads due to all the flooding. A progressive plan really doesn't fit our conservative county.

Anonymous said...

Aint nujtn rong with sellen beeers(hiccup) at collige fotbull games(hiccup).

DF Scrappy(hiccup) the Eagle

Anonymous said...

If you had to watch longhorn football as of late, you know a few beers (or several beers) would help. The flip side is you have the longhorn network that plays fairly good music and a colored test pattern when waiting on the softball team to play.

Sam Brows said...

i'm completely in the dark about the new statute requiring cops to report to the state info concerning police involved shootings, so I have to ask: to what agency is the report to be made; how long after the shooting does the report need to be made; and what is the state supposed to do with the info. I know it is 2015, but man that reeks of big government to me. Seems like for a long, long time that there has been a mechanism in place whereby an individual could seek prosecution of a police involved shooting with the County's D.A., and if that prosecution was declined, he or she could move the ball on down to either the Texas Rangers for investigation or to the Attorney General's office who might or might not seek appointment of a special prosecutor. How is the big government law better?

Anonymous said...

FLASH!!! REINCARNATION CONFIRMED AS FACT!!! ALL WHITES WILL BE REBORN AS BLACK IN THE NEXT LIFE!!!

Anonymous said...

The RTG blonde greatly resembles Sarah Lane in her prime. Miss Lane was a fixture on Tech-TV, TWIT-TV, and other technology related programs originating from LA and San Francisco. She was a regular attendee at SXSW in Austin. Interesting lady. She went on a around-the-world trip for a year with her then-husband, living out of two backpacks and blogging the experience. Picked up a brain worm from uncooked pork in SE Asia, which led to occasional seizures in her current life. Like I said, interesting lady.

DF Marlin Perkins
DF Mutual of Omaha

Anonymous said...

Maybe having a closer look at the mentally ill in the jails will eventually lead to new & changed laws concerning mentally ill people. Right now, it is rediculous that parents can't have a retarded son committed for more than 30 days. There needs to be help for those who won't take their medicine, even if it means forced asylum.

Anonymous said...

Sorry. Posted this in the wrong thread earlier...

I don’t know how Wise County plans to reduce the number of mentally ill people in jail. However, Tarrant County has (or had… I’m not certain it’s still active) a mental health diversion program that combines the resources of Tarrant County MHMR with local law enforcement within the county.

As of a few years ago (when I had more direct knowledge of the program), the mid cities (HEB) police departments were active participants. TCMHMR hired licensed counselors to serve as “Law Liaisons” to police departments who opted in to the program. The liaisons were available for on-sight crisis assessment and intervention. They also conducted training for law enforcement officers, and they conducted follow-up monitoring (wellness checks) of mentally ill individuals in the community who’d had previous run-ins with the law. The goal of the program was diversion of mentally ill individuals to mental health treatment, as opposed to the often repetitive cycle of arrest, prosecution, release, re-arrest, etc.

Anonymous said...


Racism,mental health and football.....

Cue in Katy - who's libtarded gay agendanated view will mesmoronize you with the wisdom of the ages. .

Actually, it probably won't even leave you with a burning desire to propagate the species in the way only same sex couples can...right?
Katy - your on..

Anonymous said...

A&M chancellor Sharp on alcohol at events: "Our athletic program has not reached the point where we require the numbing effects of alcohol."


Mac Brown

Anonymous said...

2:00 - Your comment is apropos to what?

Yeah, Katy is openly lesbian. But her agenda, if any, does not appear to be decidedly liberal, and her comments are considerably more cogent than most on this site.

Anonymous said...

http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/7612450

An article for all liberal men!

Anonymous said...

2:00 - Didn't anyone ever teach you to pick fights with people your own size/intellect?

Anonymous said...

The response:

http://insider.web.att.com/s/editorial.dll?pnum=1&bfromind=819&eeid=8019145&_sitecat=1649&dcatid=0&eetype=article&render=y&ac=0&_lid=300&_lnm=empnet+home+storylink

The link may not work since I'm on the inside.

Anonymous said...

So....don't use AT&T and you don't have to worry about where they will find the $100 million. Easy enough. If being able to have phone access and internet access and a whole bunch of other communication conveniences even in the middle of nowhere is not someone's thing...they don't have to pay and they don't have to use it.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, pretty easy to want to let people out of jail, etc. as long as they don't suddenly live next door, eh? Different tune from liberals when Johnnie the convicted felon is a few feet away in the middle of the night. But, as long as "other people" have to deal with the consequences of being easy on crime, hey no problem, right?

Anonymous said...

3:07 -

No a&m fans this past year are just leaving the blowouts early so that they can hit the bar.....

DF Earl Campbell

Anonymous said...

Barry you got the wool pulled over your head by the new judge. This is nothing more than a political move for his next office. This will be a "selling" point that he is pro active and always thinking outside of the box. That boy is running neck to neck with David Walker for political player of the year award.

DF Terry Ross

Anonymous said...

Katy readily admits to an agenda.

Check out her blog entitled "fascist dyke motors"

Google it. Spend thirty seconds there. Go throw up. Then get back to us.

Anonymous said...

I hate to agree with the comment about our newly elected county judge political agenda but the very progressive plan to move more mentally ill out of our county jail was only announced last month with four high populated east coast counties being considered to receive funding from a foundation. Why not wait to learn from others before before jumping on board, especially with safety issues of releasing mentally ill prisoners. Thinking out box for collecting water for the fire departments, giving county employees bonus for saving money, on the road town hall meeting with commissioners all get news coverage. But this program should be approached with caution due to serious problems with mental illness and the failure to commit someone before they commit a crime or harm themselves. The association of counties working with the local sheriff to reduce mentally ill have to deal with the law. Even though our county judge attempted to sell this by saving tax dollars and our sheriff from having to deal with the mentally ill, it will cost money to deal with the problem. Time to wait and learn for counties who have mental health professionals see if they can make a difference. We have more serious issues to deal with.

Anonymous said...



4:01 -

Size? thought that didn't matter..?

Intellect?

I suppose You are up to the task???

Yeah, didn't think so,so very few are..dumbass

Anonymous said...



3:32 Dictionary -get one-

you struggle with definition..
apropos - topic outlined in first sentence
liberal - if Katy's not, none can claim it.
cogent - very clear and easy too accept - In reference to Katy that's disproportionately subjective.....
Stop trying to sound smart and just be.............dumbass

Anonymous said...

1:42 - Do you always sign your comments that way? I mean, if the shoe fits... But it's certainly self-deprecating, and not in the humorous sense.

1:21 - No, I'm not up to the task. I subscribe to the theory that you can't fix stupid.

I'm sorry Katy didn't respond directly to you. I'd chalk it up to her desiring a challenge. You might consider contradicting your own advice and try to sound smart. You might persuade her to engage with you.

Good luck!