The Campaign For DA

8.20.2015

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts




  • The Ashley Madison adulterer email list was released by hackers yesterday.  I envisioned Maury Povich looking at me and saying, "You are not on the list! You are not on the list!"
  • There is another police controversial police shooting -- this time in St. Louis. 
  • Mark Davis opened his radio show today talking about that shooting and asking, after some careful hesitation which apparently was not long enough, "Is it ever OK to shoot a black guy?" I should note that immediately after that he mentioned that line might have been a "career definer" for him. 
  • Someone asked me what I thought about Hillary's chances for the Democratic nomination. If I had to bet money, I'd bet on her.  But there might be something in the air.
  • Denton attorney Rick Hagen has announced he is running for a Texas House seat. I hope he wins  because I know him, and I think he would actually tell me what goes on down there. Also, he announced his candidacy at a restaurant called El Guapo’s. He should win by default simply for that power and/or comedic move.   
  • I had yet another thought about my crazy-kill-your-child-before-age-of-accountability hypo: A believer wouldn't do that primarily because they have a doubt, a reasonable one, about whether the child would really go to heaven. Put another way, he does not believe it beyond a reasonable doubt. 
  • How do Subway Jared'd federal case get wrapped up in record time while John Wiley Price's case goes on for years. 
  • And is there something weird about the government collecting "restitution" of $100,000 each for 14 victims? Are they prosecutors or plaintiff's attorney? 
  • Yvonne Craig, who appeared at Batgirl in the original Batman TV show (comedy genius by they way), has died. She was truly my first boyhood crush. And, as I look back, "Hey, Now" was justifiably deserved. (Fun fact: She appeared with Elvis in It Happened At The World’s Fair (1963) and Kissin’ Cousins (1964))
  • I need to start a Liberally Lean Hall of Fame. It would be unique. For example, Yvonne Craig: In. Elvis: Out. 
  • Eight years ago the starting salary for a new assistant DA was in the mid $50s. Has it gone up? There may be a new phenomenon going on where the public sector always gets a raise while the private sector wages become stagnant. 



38 comments:

Anonymous said...

Jared is guilty and plead that way
John Wiley is first class scum bag and crook

HOW ABOUT THOSE RANGERS!

Anonymous said...

Barry's stoner dorm room hypothetical shows a profound lack of depth of thought.

Anonymous said...

We are with you, Barry. Monica Lewinsky's boyfriend's wife, dishonest, allows diplomats to be tortured and killed, been in scandals that includes deaths for thirty years, incompetent in most every way....now that is a democratic nominee....let's all wear blue dresses and go vote!

Anonymous said...

"There may be a new phenomenon going on where the public sector always gets a raise while the private sector wages become stagnant."

Yes, it's called having an unlimited amount of power to take more and more money from taxpayers, while people in the private sector have to make do with what they've got.

There's a reason why government employees in and around D.C. are some of the wealthiest people in America.

Remember that the next time you liberals boo-hoo over the next government shutdown.

Anonymous said...

BLACK LIVES DON'T MATTER WHEN THEY POINT A GUN AT YOU.

Anonymous said...

Yvonne Craig has to be in the Bacon hall of fame, right? She was marvelous to look at.

Anonymous said...

Yvonne Craig - I agree with you Barry. Thumbs up for a "Hey Now".

Anonymous said...

How do Subway Jared'd federal case get wrapped up in record time while John Wiley Price's case goes on for years.

Lawyers and the government...dumb question

Anonymous said...

Eight years ago the starting salary for a new assistant DA was in the mid $50s. Has it gone up? There may be a new phenomenon going on where the public sector always gets a raise while the private sector wages become stagnant.

Where you been? This has been rampant during King Obama's administration. Government salaries...not just lawyers are accelerating far faster than the private sector. The King said the guvment needs to attract the brightest. Ya right. Come on liberals defend the King!

Anonymous said...

Christian or not, it never makes sense to kill your kids. If the spaghetti monster himself flew down and gave me the go ahead I wouldn't do it.

Anonymous said...

Us poor fools in the private sector (who really work) have noticed the same thing concerning wages. We also carry the non-working majority on our backs.

Anonymous said...

Eighteen hundred fourteen shooting victims so far in Chicago this year. Black lives matter except if the shooter is black.

Triple Fake... said...

Yvonne Craig, as noted on the Hardline yesterday and in the linked photos, was also the hot green alien chick that got her interspecies freak on with Capt. Kirk in Star Trek.

Mark Davis could have posed that question to more appropriately fit the current racially charged national mood:
"Has it become taboo now for law enforcement to even draw a weapon on a minority, regardless of any alleged/perceived illegal activity in which they may be engaged?"

Jared Fogel admitted his guilt, at least. That'll always get you to the front of the line quicker. JWP will probably never do the same, even in the face of overwhelming evidence.

Anonymous said...

Were pinatas at the election announcement?

DF El Guapo

Anonymous said...

Well apparently it is not o.k. to shoot a black man if you are:

1. A White Man
2. A White Police Officer

There are blacks killing blacks every day and they don't do anything about them, but let a white police officer kill a black man and they immediately riot not knowing just what happened.

Goober said...

How do Subway Jared'd federal case get wrapped up in record time while John Wiley Price's case goes on for years.

The difference? One 'fessed up and took his punishment, the other is fighting tooth and nail.

Anonymous said...

I guess it's now "controversial" anytime a criminal with a gun intending to kill is instead killed by the police. By definition, the way this needs to go to be Uncontroversial is a new rule: all criminals with guns MUST be permitted to shoot anyone they wish to shoot when committing crimes. Right? Happy?

Anonymous said...

Saying there might be something in the air about Hillary's chances is like saying somethings in the water for the chances of the Titanic.

Anonymous said...

That new phenomenon going on about public vs private sector wages is called Obammynomics. And in fact it's not new. It's about 7 years old and in about a year you're going to see how everyone is fed up with it.

Anonymous said...

"How do Subway Jared'd federal case get wrapped up in record time while John Wiley Price's case goes on for years."

Because Subway Jared quickly pleaded guilty and Price did not? I'm guessing Subway Jared didn't want a bunch of underage girls on the stand talking about sex acts. Price can also waive the Speedy Trial Act if he needs more time for pre-trial discovery, can he not? Given Price's history and the fact he is the main defendant I wouldn't expect him to ever plead guilty.

"And is there something weird about the government collecting "restitution" of $100,000 each for 14 victims? Are they prosecutors or plaintiff's attorney?"

Perhaps Jared offered the money to soften his sentence and, after evaluating his true net worth, the government excepted it? After his divorce and attorneys' fees, this might wipe Jared out. The government may want to collect it first to ensure it actually gets to the victims. Seems like it would be the cheapest and simplest way for the government.

that guy said...

I work for the government, there are annual raises, last couple of years they have ranged from 0-1.5%

My wife's salary has gone up about 30% (private sector)in the same time period.

I think there are bigger issues at play in terms of why wages haven't grown much

inb4 Obama bashers/Clinton bashers/Bush bashers/Wordy/Wurdy/Rage/Anon assholes start blaming each other.

Anonymous said...

So the police shootings always have a racial component to them. The Zachary Hammond shooting in SC does not, yet I hear very little outrage (though I think there should be): http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/aug/17/zachary-hammond-police-shooting-lawyer

-The Texan stranded in LA.

Anonymous said...

"How do Subway Jared'd federal case get wrapped up in record time while John Wiley Price's case goes on for years."

Could it possibly be that he pleaded guilty? Duh

Anonymous said...

Yvonne Craig -- Back when a woman was a real woman. Not all the plastic we have to deal with today.

Anonymous said...

RE: El Guapo's

El Guapo's (The handsome one) has been a staple of the Mexican restaurant scene for a long time here in Denton.

Prior to being El Guapo's, the location was a Mercado Juarez. The owner lived down the street from me.

Anonymous said...

There may be a new phenomenon going on where the public sector always gets a raise while the private sector wages become stagnant.

You're doing a bit, right?

Anonymous said...

Someone asked me what I thought about Hillary's chances for the Democratic nomination. If I had to bet money, I'd bet on her. But there might be something in the air.

I hope she doesn't or their may be more like us......

DF Kevin Ives & Don Henry

Anonymous said...

How dare the police protect themselves when someone points a gun at them. The perp could have just been kidding after all he was a goot kid who was just turning his life around and was also an aspiring rapper and was nice to his grandma. Burn this bitch Down

Guinjames said...

Josh Dugger was on the Ashley Madison list. I love it when the people who try to tell you how you should act get exposed. I wonder if Huckaby will still defend him.

Anonymous said...

Watching Yvonne Craig made me learn new features of my Batpole.

Anonymous said...

Supposedly, the five richest counties in the US surround DC.

Anonymous said...

Skippy, You're somewhat of a legal scholar, or so you say, so I have a question for you. Will Broose Jenner be going to a women's or men's prison? Or are there transgender prisons?

HarveyLee said...

Soon T.D. Jakes will have a TV talk show where all of the " victims " will have their time to point out how the white man is causing all of the black on black crime. Check the line up of his first few shows.

Anonymous said...

11:58 did kinda burn you, BG.

How in the HELL can you be defensive of Price, anyway? Aren't you against corrupt government officials, which he is the perfect exemplar of?

Anonymous said...

5:41

Please explain how you determined Barry was defending Price.

Let me get my popcorn ready for your response.

Anonymous said...

7:46, I'll admit that I was jumping the gun, anticipating BG's favorite "your tax dollars paid for this" rant about what he feels was a dumb legal action against another official.

--5:41

Anonymous said...

-5:41

How appropriate.

Anonymous said...

My first hand personal experience is that a new ADA with no prior experience is getting 47-50k in Texas. I've seen on job postings that I t's high 50s in Denton/Tarrant/Dallas but I've heard that they don't always hire entry level in this market even for misdemeanor. I got my first Assistant DA job in 2013, one year later, they were hiring ADAs at 3k less per year than what I came on at. They can do that because everyone feels lucky to even have a job offer.