The Campaign For DA

7.30.2015

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts



  • I may do a separate post on a caller to the Mark Davis Show who was a member of the Safari Club and who creepily explained that lion hunting was done solely because it was "the ultimate experience". Davis' embracing of him for Biblical reasons might have been even weirder. It's bugged me ever since I heard it. 
  • There is, coincidentally, a new documentary on lion hunting called Blood Lions.
  • Something criminal defense lawyers need to look at: There's a new opinion out of the Seventh Circuit which takes a very critical look at the reliability of "drug sniffing dogs".  In that case, the dog would "hit" on alleged drugs 93% of the time but was wrong 40% of the time. Loved this line: ""Lex is lucky the Canine Training Institute doesn't calculate class rank," a 15-page opinion said. "If it did, Lex would have been at the bottom of his class."
  • The Wise County Sheriff's Office has a "Tactical Debriefing: K-9 Pepper Shooting" on September 9th at the Decatur Civic Center which is open to law enforcement but not the public. 
  • An ad asking me to "Upgrade to Windows 10" is the equivalent of an ad asking me "Do you want to experience confusion and frustration?"
  • Two new polls show Donald Trump is soaring. Delicious. 
  • College Football is in the air: The USA Today Coaches Poll comes out in less than two hours. Sorry. Make that the Amway USA Today Coaches Poll. (And I just became giddy when I saw you can download the 2015 Big 12 Media Guide.)
  • Gov. Bobby Jindal said that mayors of "sanctuary cities" should be held criminally responsible as accomplices for crimes committed by illegal aliens.  That's even crazier than something Trump would say. 
  • During generic movie talk with a group yesterday, someone tried to help me identify an actress by telling me she was the "other girl" in the third Transformer movie. I didn't know I had a face that projected, "You really think there is in any chance in the world that is going to help me?", but I do. 
  • I'm glad they found what will probably be determined to be the debris from the missing Malaysia airline, but if the wreckage provides no answers, I'd just as soon it remained a mystery of having vanished without a trace. 
  • I haven't said anything about the two 14 year old boys missing in the ocean off the coast of Florida, but I echo what others have said: How in the world do you let them go out on a 19' boat by themselves?
  • If you thought people liked the Cowboys, look at this crazy Vine of when they opened the gates at Patriots training camp. 
  • I had a funny moment in the self checkout line late at night at the grocery store when I thought I scanned a bag of grapes (I heard a beep) but the "unidentified item" screen popped up. A young kid came over and told me they "don't scan anymore", and I'd have to enter the code 4066.  "How am I supposed to know that?" I asked. He replied, "You can just remember it next time." I did a very slow Archie Bunker head turn towards him which made him laugh.


25 comments:

Anonymous said...

Time to musk up with Sex Panther

60% of the time it works everytime!

Anonymous said...

The RTG Girl today would be very comfortable...

David Venable said...

The comment about the 14 year old boys in Florida is one that I've seen a lot. Having grown up on the Florida coast, boating and fishing is second nature to teenage boys there and nobody ever looks twice at boys that age heading out in a small boat to fish usually with the admonishment from a parent to "Stay within sight of land".

Anonymous said...

The Reuters poll showing Trump in the lead has a margin of error of 5.5%. Couldn't you do almost as well by throwing darts at a dartboard?

I'd be interested to know more about Davis' acceptance of big-game hunters from a "biblical" standpoint. The animals are all God's property (Psalm 50:10-11), and those who "destroy the earth" won't meet a great fate on Judgment Day (Rev. 11:18). Of course, taking that sort of "biblical" stance would require "American Christianity" to stop worshiping capitalism and look at what the book actually says.

Anonymous said...

"I'd just as soon"..,,.!????
Wow. Another product of BHS grammar/ English classes.

Anonymous said...

Boys can become men much sooner if we raise the bar. Quit coddling kids.

Triple Fake... said...

And that crazy mad dash wasn't for a Patriots' playoff game, regular season game, or even a preseason game. It was for the start of training camp!

Suppose the mayor of a sanctuary city is opposed to the policy, but it was approved by the city council over his objections? Would he still be criminally liable? What if he was newly elected and a crime was committed before he could change the sanctuary policy? Still liable?


Didn't you once say that you're some kind of super speedy scanner at the self checkout register? But you got tripped up by a bag of grapes? They're usually sold by the pound, which means you have to manually enter the four digit product number and place the bag on the scale for weighing. The locals know where all the bumps are on this road, buddy! Move over to the slow lane

A Porsche can go really fast. I mean, you can run it, and run it, and run it. But if you have to slow down for a monkey in the middle of the road scanning a bunch of grapes, the victory won't be as sweet as those grapes!

Triple Fake Jason (call me Aesop) Garrett

Anonymous said...

"Gov. Bobby Jindal said that mayors of "sanctuary cities" should be held criminally responsible as accomplices for crimes committed by illegal aliens. That's even crazier than something Trump would say."


Isn't that why he said it? His voter recognition is currently hovering at 0%.

Anonymous said...

http://dictionary.cambridge.org/us/dictionary/british/would-just-as-soon

Anonymous said...

Sanctuary cities? Where is good old democrat Janet Reno when you need her?

Anonymous said...

9:34 - what's the beef?

Anonymous said...

New polls...Hillary is sinking....delicious.

Anonymous said...

9:29 - Great point about "American Christianity". I'd wager that if Jesus reappeared in the US today he'd be crucified all over again. And Fox News and the Republicans would be the first with the hammer and nails.

Anonymous said...

That's OK Skippy. Pappa Bush didn't know how to use the checkout scanner either.

Anonymous said...

"Statism" The new American Religion!

Anonymous said...

10:28
Let me fix that for you.

New polls...Hillary is sinking..delicious.
New news...Bill is going down...dissolute.

I am not Sam, but I love green eggs and ham.

Anonymous said...

so it doesn't matter how fat she is, as long as she has big boobs. its not hard to figure you out. lol

Anonymous said...

Yes,Barry those checkers have to remember a lot of things...can't you just remember that one thing next time? I know lawyering is mostly the same-o same-o most days, but normal jobs have a lot of details that change constantly. Some of those people working for under $15. an hour are pretty smart cookies to do what they do.

Anonymous said...

Damn that woman is fine.

Anonymous said...

Re: "The Wise County Sheriff's Office has a "Tactical Debriefing: K-9 Pepper Shooting" on September 9th at the Decatur Civic Center which is open to law enforcement but not the public."
Public should NOT be invited to tactical debriefing!

Anonymous said...

I had a woman rip my underwear off so quick one time I considered it a tactical debriefing!!!

DF Fruit of the Loom Grapes

Anonymous said...

2:09

So.....why publicize it?

Anonymous said...

no mention of the illegal alien killing someone?

Anonymous said...

Planned Parenthood video?

Anonymous said...

No mention of TCU # 2 Coaches Poll, Barry must be dying inside.