The Campaign For DA

8.14.2015

Random Friday Morning Thoughts



  • There is now a rumor Al Gore is thinking about running for President. Joe Biden is considering the same thing. I'm all for anything that brings more entertainment.
  • The parents of the guy Tony Stewart ran over and killed in a dirt track race are suing him.  They are alleging negligence but many people still think Stewart intentionally killed him. Hey, let's say Stewart did do it intentionally. Does the analogy used by the cop shooting apologists of "if the dead guy hadn't gotten out of his car and walked out onto the track, all of this wouldn't of happened" work for you?
  • I had a blog reader stop by my office yesterday just to meet me. You think I had any trepidation in walking up front to meet him?  Nice guy by the way.
  • One thing he said that confused me and that I should have explored (but I was probably still scanning him for a weapon) was: "I disagree with most of what you say. I'm a Libertarian and lean a little to the left."
  • "There were more than 650 reports through Sunday by pilots of drones flying near manned aircraft, the Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement Thursday. There were 238 unmanned-aircraft sightings in all of 2014." What's the over/under on the number of months or years before one brings down an airliner?
  • In 2012 I asked whether any drone company was publically traded because I wanted to invest in it. It's probably still not too late.
  • At the first of this year, the conventional wisdom was that Texas could withstand a drop in oil prices for about six months before an employment blood bath would begin. Yesterday oil hit $41.35 a barrel -- the lowest price in six years.
  • DFW media notice: The Fort Worth Court of Appeals has just issued a ruling in the bizarre case of former Arlington PD officer Tibor Kovacs.
  • According to the Update, "Rhome Councilwoman Dawn Davis has withdrawn her resignation from the council." Aren't there some weird rules when a public official announces a resignation? Very quick research just told me it has to be in writing and becomes effective when accepted by the city council or if eight day pass without action by the council. 
  • DFW's first all-recliner Cinemark movie theater opened yesterday in Roanoke. I support this trend in opulence. 
  • "11-Year-Old in Paraguay Gives Birth to Girl After Being Denied An Abortion".  Republican candidates Florida senator Marco Rubio and Wisconsin governor Scott Walker both oppose abortion without any exceptions. 



58 comments:

Andy Stevenson said...

Regarding the DMN front page article about the fired Arlington cop, the old saying, which I have never said by the way, when you've tried and failed at everything else in life you can always fall back on being a cop, comes to mind.

Andy Stevenson said...

Oil. When our dear leader gets his Iranian nuclear deal, you will see $30/bbl oil.

wordkyle said...

With the rumors of second-tier Democrats being recruited to run, doesn't that effectively kill Hillary's campaign? The pressure on her to step aside (in light of what's unfolding with her e-mail, uh, "difficulties") must be insane. Even the mainstream media are reporting the story now.

Anonymous said...

I went to that theater yesterday and don't see how older theaters can compete now! It is awesome. I stopped going to the theater years ago because my hips ached by the end of the movie. Not so yesterday! You can even reserve your seats. I'm now looking forward to my next movie out....and I probably haven't thought that way in years!

Ernest T said...

The Democrats are getting a little worried now. They had put all of their hopes on Hillary to run and win. Now, she is under pressure from a lot of Democrats due to the e-mail scandal.

Bernie Sanders has no chance to win in a face-to-face competition with a Republican. They are just trying to find anyone that they think can win.

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry counselor...I'm still going to say if the kid hadn't been high and jumped out of his car in the middle of a race he wouldn't be dead. I know we've lost the idea that people should own their decisions and not just be victims in this country but I think that is wrong.

Anonymous said...

The lawsuit against Tony Stewart is a cash-grab by the family. I am sure that if it had been just some Joe Blow out there racing, there would not have been any lawsuit. They are only doing it because it is Tony Stewart.

They even waited until NASCAR was racing in New York State to file just to get the maximum publicity for themselves. They could have done it any time over the last year, but waited until this particular week.

I am no legal scholar, but I would think that the large amounts of marijuana in his blood would be a huge factor in causing him to run out onto the track endangering himself. Therefore, Stewart shouldn't be responsible for what this guy did.

Anonymous said...

Hilary is history?...I think not.

I will take her over any of those chumps on the other side any day of the week and twice on sunday!

Anonymous said...

Dat boy shoulda known not to get outta da car!

DF Davey Plato

wordkyle said...

924 - Okay, "Hillary will survive" is a valid opinion. What do you base it on?

Daniel Mooney said...

It was great to talk with you yesterday. I posted something on my Facebook to clear up your confusion as well as admit that I misspoke on my disagreeing with a lot of what you say. That is definitely a topic worthy to explore!
I am not the smartest kid in the room and I find I learn even more as I get older, so any chance to expand my knowledge base is welcome.

Anonymous said...

A reader came up to your work?!?!?!!

Dude, I wouldn't have even walked up front to meet him. What kind of maniac does that? You say he was a nice guy, but geez!

Well you have big cojones, Barry, that's for sure!

An if that guy is reading the comments section today, this is for him: LEAVE PEOPLE ALONE dude!

It's called boundaries, and what you did was crossing the line, brutha. Stalk much?

Anonymous said...

"second-tier Democrats"

Kyle, you are a never ending source of comedy!

Anonymous said...

Barry finds American politics "entertaining." Only the fate of humanity is at stake.

Anonymous said...

Oil is cheaper, but my gas prices keep going up. Don't tell me prices aren't fixed.

Wordkyle, the MSM has been reporting on Hillary since Day 1. Get a grip.

Is was nice meeting you too, Barry.

Rage

Anonymous said...

924,

I am sure you will support Hilly all the way to prison. What is your favorite Kookaid flavor? Maybe they will just put the prison bars in the oval office?

With just the facts that have come out in the last year, this woman should never hold any office of any kind.

Anonymous said...

I am no legal scholar, but I would think that the large amounts of marijuana in his blood would be a huge factor in causing him to run out onto the track endangering himself. 9:18

I agree with everything 9:18 said except that part. He obviously has no idea how marijuana works, but does have a firm grasp on how anti-drug propaganda works.

wordkyle said...

941 - Comedy? I'd say Hillary is first-tier, since she is clearly the most powerful Democrat candidate. Calling Biden and Gore "second-tier" was actually a compliment, in that it puts them on the same level as Bernie Sanders & co. (That gaff-o-matic Biden and manbearpig Gore are considered viable by any Democrat is the real comedy.)

Anonymous said...

9:47 -

Hyperbole much?

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your opinion, Andy Stevenson. Maybe after I've tried and failed at everything else I can be a slack-jawed dumbass selling watermelons out of the back of my pickup.

Anonymous said...

I am most likely a minority of one in my office as I agree with most of your postings. What does that say? I most def keep my mouth shut around here!

Anonymous said...

The dog in that front-page photo (with the cop) has some creepy eyes!

Anonymous said...

"Rhome Councilwoman Dawn Davis has withdrawn her resignation from the council."

I bet there are a lot of people who wish they could withdraw their vote for Dawn Davis. It sounds like it's time for the City Council to decide what role the Davis' will play in city government since they can't seem to make up their own minds.

Anonymous said...

You're assuming, of course, that whomever the weak RINO Republican presidential nomineee is will be bold enough to use all of Hillary's baggage against her, if she's the Democratic nominee.

Anonymous said...

10:17 - I'm sure you are correct. Everything will workout just fine.

Anonymous said...

Amen.

Anonymous said...

does anyone here trust Hillary? I don't

Anonymous said...

One thing he said that confused me and that I should have explored (but I was probably still scanning him for a weapon) was: "I disagree with most of what you say. I'm a Libertarian and lean a little to the left."

Why the confusion?
You are not a Libertarian and you lean a lot to the left.

Baylor Too said...

Let's talk legal minutia with respect to that Tony Stewart lawsuit.

IIRC, the allegations in that type of wrongful death lawsuit have to be handled very carefully. You have to tread lightly.

If the plaintiffs' lawyer alleges (and proves) that Stewart intentionally killed the other driver, then Stewart's insurance company is off the hook, because they only cover damages from negligent actions, not intentional acts. (This may not really matter in light of Stewart's wealth because he can afford to pay a judgment out of his own pocket.)

So the plaintiff ends up arguing that the death was negligent but not intentional. The defense team argues that it was neither intentional nor due to Stewart's negligence, but alternatively, if Stewart was negligent, then the other driver was also negligent by getting out of the car. And if NY is like Texas and I remember Morrison's lectures correctly, then if the other driver was more than 50% at fault, his claims get poured out.

BUT Stewart's insurance company might be tempted to throw him under the bus (sorry for the inappropriate metaphor) and agree that Stewart's actions were intentional so that they don't have to pay the multi-million-dollar verdict.

Interesting.

Anonymous said...

Wordkyle can't really disagree with Gote/Biden as comedy bout on level with Republicans considering the likes of Trump, Cardon , Huckabee, or Cruz. Guess it just depends upon point of view. I do think Democrats are a little antsy about Hillary and don't want to go far left with Sanders so going hear more rumors I believe.

Anonymous said...

Joe Biden is a clown....but Al Gore is the most boring person on earth. Lucky, lucky Mary Elizabeth "Tipper" Gore.

Andy Stevenson said...

@10:26. I sell watermelons for fun. I make the money that allows me to live in a paid for house on 43 acres being an engineer for high visibility companies except for that detour through that outback in Decatur.

Anonymous said...

They did make up their minds 11:02. They needed her to keep from having a special election. They don't want anyone who will go against the nazi regime.

Anonymous said...

Cops vs Watermelon farmers....never thought I'd see the day!

Anonymous said...

10:26 AM

Watermelon farmers are still about 5 steps above being a cop. Plus, Andy pretty much bitch-slapped you all the way home to mama @12:39. Have a nice day.

Watermelon Farmer- 1
You- 0

Anonymous said...

10:26, since you are going to give Andy competition in the watermelon business, I'll take a Black Diamond, a Charleston Grey, an Orange-Glo, and two seedless. Be by the side of the road around 4pm today. Any cantaloupes?

DF Roadside Fruit Shopper

Anonymous said...

If you want to make money off drone stocks, invest in Lockheed. My inside tip.

DF Stock Tout

Anonymous said...

Thanks to Daniel for verifying that Barry Green, Esq, really exists, unlike the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, the Chupacabra, and intelligent Donald Trump.

DF Santa Claus

Anonymous said...

@ 10:26

At least you already have the dumbass part covered.

Anonymous said...

What do you call a trailer full of watermelons in Oak Cliff?




A feeder.

Anonymous said...

A cop sexually assaults multiple women and exceeds his authority at every turn and is no billed.

If it were you or me we would still be locked away so deep we would be under the jail.

Anonymous said...

Barry, I am sorry- but please, PLEASE under no circumstance ever go to the front of your office to randomly meet somebody like that again.

As my dearly departed sainted grandfather would say, Good Gawd Amighty son- at least ACT like you got half a brain.

Anonymous said...

Cops and watermelon farmers do generate revenue from the same populace...I'm just saying.

Andy Stevenson said...

I feel so loved. Thanks to all of you who admire my melons.

Anonymous said...

"One thing he said that confused me and that I should have explored (but I was probably still scanning him for a weapon) was: 'I disagree with most of what you say. I'm a Libertarian and lean a little to the left.'"

Dude. That totally could have been me. It wasn't, but I disagree with most of your opinions. I'm Libertarian. I have views with are left. And I would have been armed but of zero danger to you. (Nor would you have known that I was armed. Again: NOT A DANGER. Just a guy. Seriously. There's a lot of us walking around, minding our own business.)

That all said, I would never come by your office unannounced like that, because it's:
1. A little bit rude, and
2. A little bit creepy.

Anonymous said...

"Republican candidates Florida senator Marco Rubio and Wisconsin governor Scott Walker both oppose abortion without any exceptions."

As a pro-choice supporter, I actually understand this point of view, though. They believe that abortion is the murder of a baby. Why would anyone make the exception to that point of view? I mean, I'm all for a woman's right to have an abortion, but if I thought that it was infanticide, I'd be against it.

Anonymous said...

I'll believe Wordturd cares abbot e-mails when he complains that Bush/Cheney deleted 20 million of them in 2007...

Anonymous said...

I admire your wife's melons, I tolerate yours.

DF Graphite Mafia

Bear said...

Is Barry's office not open to the public? How do you get new customers if they are not allowed to come in off of the street? And if they have read your blog, are they not allowed to seek out legal advice from you? Or would they want to seek out legal advice from you after reading your blog?

Just curious.

wordkyle said...

336 - Whether I care or not is irrelevant. You should worry about what the Inspector General and FBI discover.

Anonymous said...

What do Hillary, Joe and Al all have in common. They have all run for president before and lost. Simply put, they are all losers.

Anonymous said...

I've never seen a dead guy get out of his car.

Anonymous said...

Did you charge Daniel by the hour??

Anonymous said...

How about the way the Davis clan has taken over Rhome.
Anyone check to see if Mrs. Davis abstains on votes related to her husband, his position as police chief, the department and how was she able to handle this issue when he was City Administrator?

Just saying

Wake up Rhome!

Anonymous said...

9:36 is an angry little fat girl .. I would bet it all on that!

Anonymous said...

Good move on meeting the reader. Screw the naysayers. You met a new friend and made the world a better place.

Anonymous said...

Wake up Rhome!

The letter Robin Holmes so eloquently described about the Rhome council members in the letter to the editor is really an eye opener. Many voters are disgusted they voted for these individuals, but will not be hoodwinked in the next election. The City had a choice in Mayor and someone who lost has a prune face about not winning. These people don't work for a living, and harass a Mayor who has a job, serves as a volunteer, and has a life besides driving around crown point and other parts of town trashing the Mayor and complaining about the Chief's spending habits.

Anonymous said...

3:31, your post is quite entertaining. Among other things, I particularly like your astute observation that the mayor has better things to do than drive around and trash the mayor (i.e. herself).