The Campaign For DA

7.22.2015

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts




  • I had an impromptu (very random) discussion about Natalie Wood last night. I had forgotten that Christopher Walken was on the boat that she fell off of and drowned (or did she!?) Sadly, I was able to remember her last movie, Brainstorm, but then realized I have never seen Miracle on 34th Street, Rebel Without A Cause, or West Side Story.  
  • I explained the plot of Brainstorm to Mrs. LL, but this morning I looked it up and realized I had mistakenly explained the plot of Dreamscape.  I began to feel senile then it dawned on me that those are two spare movies which I saw one time over thirty years ago. 
  • Shin-Soo Choo hit for the cycle last night which again reminded me of how overrated that "achievement" is. Four home runs would be better. Four triples would be as well. Heck, four doubles is an equivalent number of bases. 
  • I've not watched the Sandra Bland traffic stop video yet, but I've heard the trooper gets aggravated because she wouldn't put out her cigarette as she sat in her car. (If only she had invoked Basic Instinct and said, "What are you going to do? Arrest me for smoking?")
  • But this may be the biggest news: "Texas Department of Public Safety authorities said late Tuesday they were looking into alleged edits to a 52-minute dashcam video of the traffic stop and arrest of Sandra Bland." First, I don't want DPS to investigate themselves. I don't even want the Texas Rangers (also DPS) to investigate it. Can we have someone independent without a law enforcement bias? And if it turns out that DPS edited a video and represented it to be true, DPS Director Steve McCraw should pay dearly. Edit: Here is DPS current position on the matter where they blame it on a technical issue. 
  • I find it absolutely amazing that people try to defend Donald Trump. (Radio guy Mark Davis is among those.)  Even if you have only a passing interest in politics, watch what is going on right now. I been preaching for years that demographics would be the death of the Republican Party on the national level. It is now coming to fruition at warp speed. 
  • I was told by a very reliable source that the Wise County Sheriff's Deputy accused of "improper photography" was actually charged in federal court.  I'm working on confirmation. (And, by the way, that seems prosecutorial overkill.)
  • While trying to confirm it, somehow I came across the DEA "legal notice" filed yesterday listing various money and property they have seized. It's shocking. 
  • Duck Dynasty: Cleburne Edition . . . 


41 comments:

Anonymous said...

Check you baseball math Skippy

Anonymous said...

I know someone who is in the Wise County government. I spoke with them recently and the case for Hightower has been sent to Federal Court for Civil Rights violations.

wordkyle said...

It's typical that you describe what Trump says as indefensible, yet continue to champion Democrats and the Obama administration after what they've actually done. Obama still denies the IRS targeted Tea Party groups, despite massive evidence otherwise. Hillary conducts all of her public business on a personal, private e-mail server, then destroys what she doesn't want others to know about. Obama's Justice Department, State Department, and IRS routinely ignore court orders to turn over documents. This has become an imperial presidency, with Obama and his minions unanswerable to anyone. A Republican candidate's words are, comparatively, small potatoes.

Democrats may indeed gain political power in the future, but that doesn't mean it will be to the benefit of American citizens or to the nation.

Anonymous said...

Why is the DEA notice so shocking? Because of the percentage of Mexicans that are on there??? Are you shocked because that would make Donald Trump right about the criminals that are coming across the border?? I am shocked that you are shocked.

Anonymous said...



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Justia › Dockets & Filings › Fifth Circuit › Texas › Texas Northern District Court › Doe v. County of Wise et al
CIVIL CASE

Doe v. County of Wise et al
Plaintiff: John Doe
Defendant: County of Wise and Chad Hightower
Case Number: 4:2015cv00127
Filed: February 19, 2015
Court: Texas Northern District Court
Office: Fort Worth Office
County: Wise
Presiding Judge: Reed C O'Connor
Nature of Suit: Other Civil Rights
Cause of Action: 28:1331
Jury Demanded By: Plaintiff

Anonymous said...

DEA just out and out robbing people. Asset forfeiture laws need to be abolished.

Anonymous said...

I would love to understand your fear of Trump...............as well as your deep concern for the Republican Party. As a flaming liberal, shouldn't you be out there protecting muslims like your boss?

Katy Anders said...

The trooper actually seems to lose it before the cigarette comes up. He says, "You seem irritated."

She says, "I am irritated."

His tone then changes entirely and the cigarette argument ensures.

In other words, it all went down because she admitted irritaiton at getting pulled over.

Of course, we'll probably never know the truth, since the tape has been edited so badly that cars on the road can be seen appearing and disappearing into thin air and the same tow truck driver gets out of his truck the same way 3 times in under a minute.

Anonymous said...

By "demographics" Barry means illegal immigration.

Anonymous said...

The Cycle shows power, speed and consistency. it is an awesome achievement.

Anonymous said...

The OCD side of me prefers the cycle...I just like it done in ascending order.

Anonymous said...

Even if the DPS Trooper was a jerk, that has nothing to do with her hanging herself 3 days later when she wasn't in his custody. I know that is where you libs are trying to take this, but, find another poster child to support your motivations. Nothing here.

DF // Al Sharpton

Anonymous said...

"demographics would be the death of the Republican Party" I am saddened by your value system that includes LBJ's “I’ll have those niggers voting Democratic for the next 200 years” (LBJ must have read Alexander Tytler and understood the 200 year cycle) and the massive importation of voters from Mexico. Add to those voters the abortion supporters and the homosexual block and you have the demographics to destroy the country. You don't believe that there will be no America for your children but the end is in sight. By the way, take a look at the average IQ of countries that have been world powers in the past 500 years and then compare that to the IQ of your new "demographic voting block". The average IQ of Americans is sliding downhill like a snowball headed for hell.

Triple Fake... said...

Yeah, what the first guy said. Check your math...

Of course four home runs would be better! But that's even rarer. The thing about the cycle is that it's such a random event. Nobody attempts it - it just happens.

The DEA listings - lots of autos, huge amounts of cash. And several people were busted with weapons and one to three dollars in cash. ??

Anonymous said...

8:48 AM

Check you spelling skills, Slappy.

Anonymous said...

You do need to watch at least the beginning of the Bland traffic stop. The trooper asks her why she appears irritated and she answers him (paraphrased) that it's because he U-turned, got behind her, so she moved over without signaling. He then tells her to put out her cigarette and she says she shouldn't have to because she is in her own car. It goes off the rails there. I normally support LEOs, but he should be used to dealing with disgruntled people and pass it off. Who is ever happy to be pulled over? Somebody (taxpayers) will now have to pay for some guy with that "I have the gun and badge and you don't" attitude.

Anonymous said...

Merica RTG is way too skinny for those melons

Anonymous said...

Glad she hung herself, one less Tax Dollar

Anonymous said...

Looks like the DEA isn't trying hard enough in Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, North Dakota and South Dakota.

Anonymous said...

Hey Bu...

Since you'll never figure out the answer to 8:48's comment, check this out.

4 + 3 + 2 + 1 = 10

2 + 2 + 2 + 2 = 8

Ergo, 4 doubles does not equal the same total bases that a cycle does.

Anonymous said...

I thought it was funny that a couple from Lubbock with the last name DeLawyer were on the list.

Anonymous said...

Why do you make a post about a perv cop, then not publish comments made? What a little punk.

Anonymous said...

I been preaching for years that demographics would be the death of the Republican Party...

Watch for my upcoming book: Painting Your Party by the Numbers - A Simpleton's Approach to Politics.

- DF Skippy

Yeah, let's just make it all about the colors and sexual preferences, no reason to aspire to high ideals or greatness, when we can simply be a bowl of mush cooked up from the dregs of every other culture.

Ernest T said...

I have heard some theorize that Trump is truly a Democrat and is doing this for a reality show. This was due to his previous support of Hillary and his dislike of Bush 43.

With all that he has been saying and doing lately, I don't doubt that being true. He is doing more damage right now to the Republican party that Hillary could ever do in her wildest dreams.

Anonymous said...

I have not watched the full DPS video, so I haven't seen firsthand the issues leading some to conclude the video has been edited.

I work in a position that involves video analysis, often in cases related to investigations of injuries and/or possible wrongdoing, including possible criminal activity.

It's not uncommon for video recordings---and in some cases, even live video---to appear to be edited when, in fact, it hasn't been. The scenario of a moving object (such as a car) "reappearing" after it has already passed is a good example. There are several technical issues that could explain such anomalies.

Again, I'm not speaking directly to the concerns about the DPS video because I have not seen the full version. I am simply pointing out that some issues with the video might have a technical explanation unrelated to editing.

Anonymous said...

Duck Dynasty: Cleburne Edition...Men with rifles turn out to guard recruiting offices

Yes, it's a phenomenon not understood by leftist pansies - that there are real American born men who will selflessly defend others whose chickens--t foreign born commander-in-chief lacks the gonads and moral resolve to do so, or even stand up to his Islamist overlords and demand release of Americans held captive in Iran.

Lead, follow, or get the hell out of the way. Since there is no leadership in the WH, these guys in Cleburne are showing that folks out here in the hinterlands can do it ourselves, thank you very much.

Anonymous said...

"American citizens or to the nation"

Here's your problem. To you, there is a difference between America and its citizens.

mzchief said...

To BU-Bear...

Yep! I was sooo spot on about you getting the brain eating worm. No worries, in time, you won't even notice.

*:)

Anonymous said...

My apologies. My phone can't spell very well.

Anonymous said...

I didn't have the patience to put the graphic together for him. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

9:39, let me connect the dots for you. The video showing the arrest was doctored. That is a good indication that the jail video may have been tampered with as well. Why would they need to doctor the video if everything was on the up and up?

Anonymous said...

It's not uncommon for video recordings---and in some cases, even live video---to appear to be edited when, in fact, it hasn't been. The scenario of a moving object (such as a car) "reappearing" after it has already passed is a good example. There are several technical issues that could explain such anomalies. 10:49

I never see that problem when watching video. But them I'm not paid to watch tampered video of dirty cops.

DF Cecil B. DeMille

Wurdkyle said...

Wordkyle, my brother... Mom said to make sure you go outside and get some sun at least once per day.

I don't want to be a nag, but you get a little grumpy when you're short on vitamin D.

Take a break from writing your Harry Potter/Ted Cruz fan fiction mashup novel and play in the back yard for at least twenty minutes. I'm coming back here later to check on you, ok?

wordkyle said...

1057 - Do you really need my point spelled out for you? Or did you play simpleton believing that you scored a point?

Anonymous said...

11:59, I can promise you that care very little about what points you think you're making. Now go watch Russia for us from your back porch.

10:57

Anonymous said...

I need to get a picture of yer, uh, meat. Err, uh, I mean feet.

DF Peter Gazin Cop

Anonymous said...

Even wordkyle at 907 doesnt defend Trump's comments. Lol

wordkyle said...

147 - So an actual simpleton. That's unusual; normally you guys are just playing stupid.

Anonymous said...

3:41

So an actual pompous ass.

Keep up the good work.

Anonymous said...

Think Obama won't lower the flag to half mast for her and speak out for her, maybe at her funeral . She was the correct color /colour you know.

wordkyle said...

700 - Still don't know the correct use of "pompous," eh?