The Campaign For DA

6.02.2015

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts



  • Edit: I've learned the RTG is a repeat. Working on emergency replacement. 
  • Well, once again some of you owe me an apology. Last week, I astutely pointed out that one of the Fort Worth officers in the take down of the "slow speed chase" guy used the butt of his gun in an act of potentially excessive force. Yesterday that officer was placed on administrative leave because of the action. (Also the driver of the SWAT monster truck was also placed on leave because he didn't have authorization to do the "pit maneuver".) 
  • I was watching Fox 4 last night and they were interviewing a Eagle Mountain Lake homeowner who was angry that the gates at Lake Bridgeport were open which could cause more flooding. "They need to shut it off," he said. Oh, now you want it shut off. 
  • A Tarrant County deputy shot and killed a man in Azle last night. The deceased appears to have been Muslim. 
  • Yesterday there were numerous reports that bonds for some of the Waco Twin Peak bikers had been reduced once they agreed not to sue the police department. I couldn't believe it because not only would involve an incompetent defense lawyer but any DA or judge who required that condition would probably have violated a million ethical rules and maybe even committed a crime. Turns out, it was a weird rumor started by weird press releases
  • This reduction in Whataburger breakfast hours due to an alleged shortage in eggs seems a bit fishy.  Hypothetically, if breakfast sales were slow and the company wanted to cut back on store hours, making up a story about an egg shortage would not only get the company free publicity but it would avoid any negative press about slow sales. 
  • TCU baseball advanced in the college baseball playoffs last night after being down 8-1 to NC State in the eighth inning. (I got sucked into it late.)  The Frogs scored six unearned runs in the eighth as NC State turned into the Three Stooges, and TCU went on to win. 9-8.
  • I had to stop on my jogging path last evening after 10 ducks decided to stroll across it. Loved it. (I noticed them about three weeks ago when most of then were just babies. Ducks grow fast.) 
  • I know I beat you down with my WBAP morning show criticism but they had another head shaker this morning. Hal Jay had a segment on The Quinnipiac University poll concerning whether Americans would support a Supreme Court decision which legalized same sex marriage. It revealed overall Americans would support it by a 56 - 38 percent margin.  Democrats would support legalization 70 – 24 percent, Independent voters 61 – 34 percent, while Republicans would oppose it 62 – 34 percent.  OK, that's interesting. Then Brian Estridge interrupted to say, "It's a flawed poll!" Obviously he had researched this so why is it flawed? "Because of those polled only 23% were  Republican while 31% were Democrat and 36% were independent. If they had polled more Republicans, the overall result would be more like 50/50."  Ummkay. So a random poll should be skewed to intentionally include those more likely to affect the result? Hey, that was how the random sample identified themselves by party affiliation.  If the poll had intentionally increased the number of Republicans then it would be flawed. Random is the key. That's why a poll on Fox News or MSNBC which requires participation are complete farces. 
  • WBAP's next segment criticised young people because of the sources of their news which will only "dumb them down." 
  • I was talking to someone late yesterday and she said that Bruce Jenner's new persona on the Vogue cover reminded her of someone. The answer: Jessica Lange. (Side by side photo.)
  • Lake Bridgeport on the front page . . . 



55 comments:

Anonymous said...

We get it, we get it...cops just go around killing and brutalizing the common man. That's what they do. We don't need them, and you and your family would be much better off if, right now, it was announced that no longer would there be any law enforcement or prosecution for crimes committed in your town.

SpanishWarDonkey said...

RTG: repeat.

Is it possible that you've been doing this so long that you have used every picture of every (and some not so) hot girl on the interwebs? Say it ain't so, BG!!!!11!!

Anonymous said...

berry, you listen to STUPID people a lot. (commentors and WBAP)

Anonymous said...

My Facebook feed got bombarded with pics of the new Bruce Jenner yesterday. I responded by blocking every single person, news agency or Facebook page that subjected me to that.

There are more important things happening in the world than some tranny athlete with more money than common sense.

KnowsALot said...

What is that person in the lower right doing?

Anonymous said...

I think its ridiculous that anyone identifies themselves as independent. No one is independent, everyone has an opinion that would either put them on the right or the left. Give me a break with this independent crap.

Anonymous said...

The egg shortage is real because of the bird flu epidemic. I'm not sure what's fishy about that. Other fast food chains (or at least the ones that use real eggs) are facing the same problem.

I'm about 92% that your RTG is a repeat.

Anonymous said...

A Tarrant County deputy shot and killed a man in Azle last night. The deceased appears to have been Muslim.


Muslims are such a peaceful people.
Nothing but love in their hearts for all mankind.

Anonymous said...

Leave Bruce Gender alone, 8:52!

Anonymous said...

Bruce Gender looks like Rene Russo.

Anonymous said...

9:00 -

I'm going to go out on a limb and say that, with your black-and-white view of the world, you're a conservative.

I'm independent. I've voted for Democratic, Republican, and Libertarian candidates before. I vote based on the candidate, not the letter by their name. Now, I will grant that you are correct that my opinions on specific issues could be described as more conservative or more liberal. But that's only true if you look at specific issues in isolation. As a whole, my views are centrist, and no party accurately represents what I think. And I'm not alone.

Anonymous said...

I had to stop on my jogging path last evening after 10 ducks decided to stroll across it.


No you didn't have to.

Anonymous said...

My sources tell me that, at this juncture, Barry Green & Bud Kennedy have not been spotted at Dallas's first chestaurant, Tallywackers. We're working with a fluid situation here and only time will tell what the outcome will be.

Anonymous said...

I think the slow breakfast sales rumor at Whataburger was allegedly started by Attorney Lannen out of Waco.

DF Vic Feazell

PS - by what I've observed, late night breakfast at the big W is a moneymaker.

Anonymous said...

I would support ssm if all the fags, illegals, Muslims, and liberals would leave this country forever and ever.

Anonymous said...

Is the RTG my ex-wife?

DF Alex Rodriguez

Anonymous said...


Wouldn't it be easier to stop polling republicans or anyone who apposes the "shove gay down your throat" mentality that is all the rage in our current society? Why debate what skews the polls? The gay thing is as done a deal as the USA becoming Mexican in ethnicity in the next decade.

Talk about dumbing down young people, I have a friend in the Irving ISD system and they are applying millions into trying out a "Montessori" type teaching which has been for years only for the "elite" rich. It is nothing more than a pace program .. talk about Dumbing Down.....take a bunch of minorities, welfare recipients and pump millions into equaling the playing field by giving them an education program reserved for the rich.
They will learn at there own pace? Please even you liberal Democratic, tree hugging, save the world freak shows should know this ain't gonna work..why don't we give them Cadillac's and move them to Plano --that would teach the Republicans!! Right? dumbass

Anonymous said...

He appears to have been a devout Muslim at least as he was trying to decapitate his grandmother. Cop should be prosecuted for violating the perp's religious freedoms.

Anonymous said...

There are people that are independent of both major political party. To suggest otherwise makes no sense.

Some people may like the Republican party because of the party's support for corporate oil subsidies, but may not like the Republicans if they blame W for running a budget deficit every year in office. Some may like the way Abbott is paranoid about the US Military training our troops, but not like that Abbott has asked for federal assistance after flooding. Those people aren't Republicans, they're independent. They don't blindly follow a party; they think independently.

Others may like Democrats because they support gay marriage, but not like Democrats because of gun control proposals. One might like the Democrat party platform on abortion, but not like the way Democrats support environmental efforts. Those people aren't Democrats, they're independent. They don't blindly follow a party; they think independently.

Anonymous said...

BG you would make an excellent news headline writer, A Tarrant County deputy shot and killed a man in Azle last night. The deceased appears to have been Muslim. How about the truth, Man actively stabbing family members is stopped by police officer called to help them. Good job deputy.

Anonymous said...

Well, once again some of you owe me an apology.

Fair enough. Apology made. We'll see what comes out of the investigation.

I do think the 'pit maneuver' was warranted, as it brought the episode to a close.

Anonymous said...

"I was talking to someone late yesterday and she said that Bruce Jenner's new persona on the Vogue cover reminded her of someone. The answer: Jessica Lange."

I was trying to figure that out yesterday. It would be sad if Lange ended her acting career being most remembered as the actress that Jenner looks like.

Jenner's transformation period is just crying out for a reality show proposal.

Anonymous said...

Jenner's cover is Vanity Fair, not Vogue.

Anonymous said...

You don't necessarily have to replace today's RTG...it's OK to leave the image up.

Anonymous said...

No apology here for hitting that scumbag with rifle butt, he was obviously not cooperating

DF Roscoe P. Coldtrain

Anonymous said...

Jenner looks more like his first ex-wife.

Anonymous said...

I love me some Tallywackers.

DF WeirdKyle

SpanishWarDonkey said...

9:20. I think a lot of people are more in the middle than the talking heads would have us believe. The problem with people and I feel like us as Americans, especially, is we like to win. I'd venture to say a lot of folks hate losing even more than they want to win. Detrimental policies be damned; we want to be on the side that wins! The problem with this, obviously, is ultimately we all lose when all we ever get are extremists.

Ernest T said...

9:47

Jenner already has a reality show planned. Reportedly, he got mad at his kids from his other marriages because they wanted nothing to do with the show.

Anonymous said...

9am...polarized much?

Anonymous said...

Call Me Caitlyn - Parody Music Video - that didn't take long.

Sam Brows said...

Egg Shortage is real. MSN had a feature shortage on it last week without reference to Whataburger. Most likely the company has not actually had a vendor tell it that they can't get eggs, so much as it has have a vendor explain that in coming weeks, eggs will become much more expensive, thereby causing a temporary reduction in profits for the company and rather than simply increasing prices across the board for all egg inclusive meals, it is cutting back on breakfast hours until the supply becomes favorable once again.

I side with Estridge on the poll issue and note for Barry that random does not equate with accurate. A poll that is scientifically constructed to provide the most accurate data is the poll that will provide the most scientific data. That doesn't mean anyone is trying to manipulate the data, unless you're looking for random data in the first place, which is, for purposes of polling, useless in the first place. Random is only the key if you want flawed data because it is conceivable in a random poll to have all democrats or republicans or independents (conceivable, not probable).

Anonymous said...

No poll should be quoted without examination of the questions posed. If indeed the poll stands true that you quoted....Republicans are by far the most intelligent. Even the animal kingdom understands the power of procreation is in pairing of opposite genders. Why is the human race so stupid? (Rhetorical only)


Silence Dogood

Katy Anders said...

9:00: What's so hard to believe about thinking through issues for oneself? When you look at what happens with the parties at the federal level, what's hard for me to believe is that people could in good conscience align themselves with either of the majors.

There are four parties on the ballot in Texas, and I routinely vote for all four.

I'm not bragging about it. I'm just saying it's possible and rational.

Anonymous said...

Jenner's wife must really be upset that Bruce left her for another woman.

Anonymous said...

The RTG looks like a young Caitlyn Jenner.

Rage

HarveyLee said...

How will se live without Bob Ray Sanders?

Anonymous said...

Elvis' longtime girlfriend in the 70s was Jenner's second wife.

Does this mean Jenner and Elvis are linked as sexual partners?

Anonymous said...

Just imagine how the guy feels that came in second to Jenner in the 76 olympics decathalon that just found out he lost to a woman.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if people automatically have a knee-jerk reaction every time a teacher is arrested for having sex with a student? I wonder if they think - "All teachers are bad! They abuse their authority and take unfair advantage of others! We need to fire them all and start over! You can't trust them!"

Maybe people think the same thing when an attorney has used the law to swindle people. I dunno.

It sure seems like there are a lot of people in the media and people with their own blogs that sound a lot like that when they talk about cops.

Yet every day MORE THAN A MILLION officers put on their uniforms and go out and protect us. They risk their lives. They deal with the ugliest evils of this world. The cops have rules and they try to always follow them. Most officers will always follow them even when the world around them insists on being evil. Some officers don't follow the rules and they should be removed. But for the millions of other officers they should be given respect. Instead the media and people with their little blogs like to point them out as hypocrites and complain that the system isn't working. Well what solution do they bring to the table instead?

"I'm a sheepdog, I live to protect the flock and confront the wolf....the sheepdog disturbs the sheep. He is a constant reminder that there are wolves in the land.... The sheep pretend the wolf will never come, but the sheepdog lives for that day."

Anonymous said...

9:20 - You sound like a really special person. So nuanced!

Anonymous said...

Yesterday there were numerous reports that bonds for some of the Waco Twin Peak bikers had been reduced once they agreed not to sue the police department. I couldn't believe it because not only would involve an incompetent defense lawyer but any DA or judge who required that condition would probably have violated a million ethical rules and maybe even committed a crime. Turns out, it was a weird rumor started by weird press releases.

incompetent defense lawyer - is there any other kind?

violated a million ethical rules - so it's about winning isn't it?

Anonymous said...

Hey 11:50

It sounds like you are talking about school board members in Alvord.

Anonymous said...

"I know I beat you down with my WBAP morning show criticism"

Remember Barry, the complainers get a release of seratonin when they complain, which is why they do it so often. Those of us who like what you write don't tend to say anything, and I'm sure there are way more of us.

Anonymous said...

11:59 -

And you sound like an asshole coming to the comments section to make an unfunny, sarcastic comment that adds nothing to the conversation.

Look, we can both play this game!

Anonymous said...

11:50 if only some of the people who bash these police officers looked into the eyes of the victim like we do, they might feel differently.

Anonymous said...

@8:52

If you really blocked everyone like you said you did, yo have too much time on your hands.

Anonymous said...

He's going about this name change thing all wrong.

DF The Artist Formerly Known As Prince, and still keepin it real!

Anonymous said...

Barry, good save on the RTG. That's why yours is the go-to blog for all our blogging needs.

DF Betty Crocker

Anonymous said...

That second RTG might be a repeat too, also.
I seem to remember that red F-150 in the background.

Anonymous said...

GOOD SAVE Barry

Anonymous said...

Amazing, we asked them to stop taking water from our lake and they laugh their crazy rich person laugh and cited legal reasons why they can keep doing it. Now they want us to stop sending it downstream. I laugh my crazy country person laugh!

SpanishWarDonkey said...

She might only be 18, but good job BG.

Anonymous said...

5:27 - if you even notice the red f-150 you been living too long in wise county.

Anonymous said...

I forget the Dr's name but he said: We shouldn't encourage sex changes because these people are sick.
I tend to agree with this. Sucide rate is really high not because people don't except them but because they can't except themselves.