The Campaign For DA

8.06.2015

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts




  • I really haven't paid much attention to the Planned Parenthood controversy, but I did hear Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick say that criminal charges should be brought against them.  He apparently doesn't understand the most basic criminal law premise that a person cannot be convicted based upon an out of court statement that has no corroborating evidence. 
  • I like describing the current heat wave as "oppressive".  And I can't imagine the beating it is upon those who have to work outside. Let me quote Ali G: "Respect".
  • I watched the first 20 minutes of Birdman and was hypnotized.  It is soooo Black Swan like.
  • I have the hardest time sitting down and watching anything more than 30 minutes long. 
  • I think it is weird that Waller County District Attorney Elton Mathis has created a "panel" of lawyers to review the Sandra Bland case. Hey, you were elected to do a job and make decisions. Do it.  (He is paid $125,000 by the state in addition to whatever the county decided to kick in.) 
  • Upon reflection, I think I was too hard on Tarrant County DA Sharen Wilson's for the policy of having prosecutors show up by 7:45 a.m. and not leave before 5:30 p.m. Her reasoning: "Well if you're a crime victim, if you're the police, if you're a court, or if you're a witness, sometimes you need to be able to call the government and get a response [after 5:00 p.m.]" Not to mention that the first part of having a job is to be there. 
  • I know I've been Mark Davis a lot lately, but I think he's lost his mind. Yesterday, he said he thought it was legal and appropriate for a city to ban the creation of a mosque if that was the will of the citizens of the city. (He's smarter than that.)  He made an exception if it could be assured that no one would ever be groomed for terrorism in that mosque. I almost hope he's doing a bit instead of actually descending into insanity. 
  • There was lots of praise for George W. Bush reporting for jury duty yesterday. Uh, what do you think what the press would have been if he had ignored the summons? But he seems like the kind of guy who jumps at the chance to get out of the house and hang out with people. 
  • Hot sports prediction: The Dallas Cowboys over/under for total wins this year is 9.5.  Take the under.
  • 700 people have signed up for Obamacare in the Decatur zip code of 76426. (If this site is cprrect.)
  • Overheard at the Wise County Courthouse yesterday from a lawyer: "If you get caught peeing on a tree two times you have to register as a sex offender for life in Texas."  I would love to have a picture of my facial expression at that moment.
  • Since I had an odd Bible story post yesterday, it reminded me of another: Moses persuaded God to change his mind
  • The first item in the Update proves that Rhome government has gone back to Full Wheels Off Status. 
  • Lake Bridgeport is full and I'm already getting reports that game wardens are jacking with people. I will never understand how the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals upheld a statute allowing game wardens to stop any boat for a "safety inspection." No probable cause. No reasonable suspicion. No logic. (The case originated when a boat left Sneaky Pete's in Lewisville.)


58 comments:

Ernest T said...

I know that, being a liberal, it is hard for you to say anything nice about Bush. But he could have easily called or had someone call on his behalf and gotten excused, but he chose to go ahead and do his duty for the day.

How many other politicians would have taken the easy way out and used their position to get out of duty?

Anonymous said...

HHHmmm - 76426 is the zip for Bridgeport

Anonymous said...

The Decatur zip code is not "76426". I believe that is Bridgeport.

Anonymous said...

I will never understand how the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals upheld a statute allowing game wardens to stop any boat for a "safety inspection."

Speaking of doing bits...

Anonymous said...

Ignoring the summons isn't the alternative to showing up for jury duty that most people assume W could have pulled off. He or an assistant could have easily made a phone call and gotten him excused from service and the public would have never heard about it. Or his secret service detail could have easily argued the security risk. I think it's pretty admirable that he showed up with no advance notice and posed with his fellow jurors for social media shots. Just another reason why his popularity has sky-rocketed in the 6 years since he left office.

Roy Eaton said...

76426 is Bridgeport's zip code

Anonymous said...

Mark Davis should know that the will of the citizens has nothing to do with anything. State referendums concerning the obvious man/woman marriage and over two hundred years of precedent law are ignored by at least five or our Supreme Court life time squatters. Citizens in this (what was once a country) are the least likely to have any input on what they want in their community or country. Wake up, Mark!!!

Anonymous said...

You might want to lay off the cough syrup this morning. 76426 is Bridgeport and your grammar is off today.

Anonymous said...

I seem to recall last year you had said to take the under on the Cowboys total number of wins. How did that work out for ya mr. sports genius?

Anonymous said...

If the democrats could get some candidates...they probably could do a debate. How unfortunate and a bit mortifying for those of us who would like to vote democrat.

Anonymous said...

Your bullet point #7, and I quota, "I know I've been Mark Davis a lot lately..."

Nuff said.

Triple Fake... said...

pretty sure a former president, or any high-profile politician, has more options than show up for jury duty or just ignore the summons.

I watched all of Birdman and thought it was kinda meh. Didn't do much for me. I was more focused on the editing than I was on the actual story

The ACA enrollees for Decatur (76234) does show to be 700, but the zip code you have listed is incprrect. That's Bridgeport, and their enrollment is 421.

If you get caught peeing two times, but one of those times it's on something besides a tree, does that still count?
And if that actually is true, then about 99% of guys are sex offenders who just haven't been caught yet. (I'm a repeat offender!)

Anonymous said...

Good for G.W.! I know our wonderful sheriff shows up for jury duty...he was at one I had to go to a few years ago.

Anonymous said...

That lady mayor in Rhome is very unprofessional...she should be embarrassed to act like an idiot in public. If I was a citizen of Rhome I would certainly try to see that she is voted out next time.

Anonymous said...

I think the boats should be stopped and checked for safety...too many drunks these days and not enough life jackets.

Anonymous said...

Barry, psychotherapy helps many rich white liberals.

Anonymous said...

That is 700 in the Decatur zip of 76234 and 421 in Bridgeport zip 76426.

Anonymous said...

It's NOT the fact that W shows up for civic duty. It's how he treats people on a day to day basis. People can argue all they want about his presidency, but it's really hard to argue what kind of human he is. That comes from how he was raised.

Anonymous said...

Mosque in Farmersville: Let the people who own the property build their cemetery. If a group does not like it, let them buy the property from those who own it and then they can dictate what does or does not get built. There is an islamic cemetery west of Denton that I have driven by many times and I have yet to see a would-be-terrorist.

President Bush showing for jury duty: Clearly a man of character.

Change the question:

I wonder what the press would have said if President Bush had violated government policy and ran his own bootleg email server.

I wonder what the press would have said if President Bush forwarded emails with classified information to his cronies from his bootleg email server.

I wonder what the press would have said if President Bush had destroyed emails from said bootleg email server that might have contained embarrassing information.

I wonder what the press would have said if President Bush asked congress to ratify a nuclear treaty with Iran that includes secret side deals with the Iranians that cannot be disclosed to the american public.

I wonder what the press would have said if President Bush had turned the IRS loose on his political enemies.

What say you counselor? Courage to publish?

Anonymous said...

How can you say you can't watch anything longer than 30 minutes? You watch more crap and report on it than anyone I know!! Seems like the way you spend most of your time to me.

Anonymous said...

Yes, there are men in jail right now because they peed in a spot they thought no one could see, but a kid was looking out of a window in a nearby home.

Anonymous said...

Upon reflection, I think I was too hard on Tarrant County DA Sharen Wilson's for the policy of having prosecutors show up by 7:45 a.m. and not leave before 5:30 p.m. Her reasoning: "Well if you're a crime victim, if you're the police, if you're a court, or if you're a witness, sometimes you need to be able to call the government and get a response [after 5:00 p.m.]" Not to mention that the first part of having a job is to be there.

OMG; Hell has frozen over! This can't be a Barry Green original thought now can it? Something else had to happen here.

All the criticisms and trash talking you did on her.

Anonymous said...

Upon reflection....

You buried that whopper passed the point any liberal had the gumption to read your daily thoughts...WOW

Anonymous said...

I really haven't paid much attention to the Planned Parenthood controversy, but I did hear Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick say that criminal charges should be brought against them. He apparently doesn't understand the most basic criminal law premise that a person cannot be convicted based upon an out of court statement that has no corroborating evidence.

Can he not state his opinion?

Anonymous said...

There was lots of praise for George W. Bush reporting for jury duty yesterday. Uh, what do you think what the press would have been if he had ignored the summons? But he seems like the kind of guy who jumps at the chance to get out of the house and hang out with people.

Do you think Bill Clinton would do this? Do you think Hillary would? Do you think Barack or Michelle would? Hell no! They are above it all.

Anonymous said...

I think it is weird that Waller County District Attorney Elton Mathis has created a "panel" of lawyers to review the Sandra Bland case. Hey, you were elected to do a job and make decisions. Do it. (He is paid $125,000 by the state in addition to whatever the county decided to kick in.)

Barry weren't talking about all the perks Rick Perry got as governor? Ole Elton here makes $125K...sounds like stealin to me!

Anonymous said...

9:16 -

Thanks for the chuckle. You can't write a sentence without a spelling error. Maybe you should give a little leeway to the guy who writes a whole lot of them on a daily basis for your (free) entertainment.

Anonymous said...

I really haven't paid much attention to the Planned Parenthood controversy.....



You always use this line when there is a topic that makes LibTards look horrible.

Anonymous said...

Love bullet point #2. I have thought the exact same thing when seeing those who work out in this heat, day after day, summer after summer. Respect, yes, and I don't think the ability to do that is properly valued.

Anonymous said...

Barry,

Your drive to destroy America possibly comes from a supernatural source. Similar to some people's irrational hatred of Jews. You people are common and your numbers are growing.

Anonymous said...

Wow, the heat has really stoked up the right wing hate level today.

9:16 said...

10:25 - give a little leeway?

Surely you jest.

Anonymous said...

The initial jury summons that is mailed out to potential jurors allows persons over the age of 65 to be excused from service just by checking a box on the form and returning it.

W is 69.

So he made the decision to show up in person long before the day he actually showed up.

Anonymous said...

Careful, 10:41. Those jobs tend to be lower-wage jobs, and your comment almost makes it sound like you would support those lower-wage earners making more money. Opinions like that will catch severe flak in these parts.

Anonymous said...

9:26 - She'll likely be voted out and replaced by someone equally inept. (But she's a CPA! Didn't you see her campaign signs? [Insert lots of sarcasm here.] She was supposed to save the city because she's a... CPA!)

10:08 - I thought the same thing! Barry watches more in a week than I watch in a year!

Anonymous said...

You are one of those nut sports fans that think it's not cool to be a homer. Your Cowboys prediction is way off. Watch.

Anonymous said...

Bush did avoid jury duty when governor. He had his lawyers show up and their closed-door reasoning for why he shouldn't have to be in the venire was that he'd have to admit to his past DWI and drug use.

Anonymous said...

I really haven't paid much attention to the Planned Parenthood controversy.....

I really haven't paid attention to the story about the Republican letter to Iran because I can't get....

I really haven't paid much attention to NASCAR....

....by allegations of lying as of late which I really haven't paid attention to.....


I haven't mentioned it, but I was really disturbed of the footage of ISIS ..... I really haven't paid attention to

Anonymous said...

11:44, Walking out of a meeting is a Rhome specialty. Messenger reported about Mrs. Wilson trying to sneak out the back door during a meeting but it was locked, and she had to go out the front, thus abandoning the people they were elected to serve. Mr. Davis was also on the council once, but left before his term expired. The Messenger had an article about a lot of foul language being used in a meeting between Davis, Chief Roebuck, and former Mayor Lorance. It appears all is normal in Rhome. It would certainly make for great reality TV.

Anonymous said...

Planned Parenthood is about the only business that would make a killing in Rhome. No pun intended.

wordkyle said...

BG, let me catch you up on the Planned Parenthood controversy. Officials from PP were caught on video casually discussing various ways of dismembering fetuses and selling the parts. In other words, monsters are real. That's all.

Triple Fake... said...

Bush, or any Texas governor for that matter, is not exempt from jury duty, but the legislature is. However, there is probably not a judge anywhere in the state that would not readily grant an excuse, without the involvement of an attorney

Anonymous said...

Your link to Moses Changing God's mind was no good. Here you go.

Maybe this is where we get all the people begging and praying and bargaining with God from.

Here we have audio of the event, with Lisa Simpson performing the part of Moses, and Homer J. Simpson performing the part of God.

Anonymous said...

Rhome ---trying to keep up with Newark.

Anonymous said...

1:45 - That's actually genius! A reality TV show about small town politics... I'd watch that!

Anonymous said...

I really miss Katie.

DF My Other Brother Darryl

Anonymous said...

I went to the web site, typed in zip code 76426 and got 421, which is ways away from 700.

Anonymous said...

Law enforcement has the right to stop any commercial vehicle at any time and perform a safety inspection along with other inspections without probable cause. How is that OK but it isn't OK to stop a boat?

Anonymous said...

11:30 in Wise County you have to be 70 yrs old to be exempt from jury duty.

Anonymous said...

I think Obama said if one of his daughters made a mistake and got pregnant he wouldn't her to be punished by having a baby .Hummmmmm , O K

Anonymous said...

How about all that drama in Rhome?

Police chief to town administrator to former town administrator.
Council members resign.
Something smells real fishy.
Time to hire an outside investigator.
Maybe contact the ethics commission to look into the facts

Anonymous said...

I hope someone steps up and brings sanity to Rhome.
We are getting a reputation.
Help!

Anonymous said...

Wake up Rhome!!!

Anonymous said...

Rhome makes us look sane.

DF Outhouse Rat

Anonymous said...

Heard their meeting was cancelled due to council members who didn't show up, but were seen in town before the meet.

Anonymous said...

It seems like the Rhome situation keeps getting worst!
Sad
So Sad
Embarrassing

Anonymous said...

Half the time Rhome doesn't have police coverage. If you need help, don't call the police station, call dos chilis.

Anonymous said...

In your rush to point out Barry's error you forgot to check the comments. Five other kind helpful folks have already done the same. But it's good to know someone is paying attention.