The Campaign For DA

8.19.2015

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts




  • Oh, come on. Who doesn't like bangs? 
  • I had a weird flashback yesterday as I saw a news report about high school two-a-days. In practice one time I went out to catch a pass in the flat, it was overthrown, and two or three seconds later I was hit in the back with a late hit by a linebacker. I jumped up in anger and shoved his head back with an open palm to his facemask.  There was a small skirmish after that (thank god he didn't kill me because it would have been ugly) and then I walked back to the huddle. But as I walked, I heard Coach Max Moore, on a megaphone from high above, say, "Hey, Green. Grant Teaff is watching you." I found it bizarrely funny then and I still do. And it's multi-layered.
  • The Ticket is broadcasting at Texas Wesleyan this morning and keep promoting it, by contractual obligation, as "the oldest university in Fort Worth." Ummmkay. 
  • Speaking of flashbacks, there's been lots of talk about televangelist Robert Tilton after John Oliver exposed him again on HBO last Sunday. I went back and watched some old clips from Tilton and he does exactly what Joel Osteen and his ilk do today -- just not as smoothly. "There is someone out there with an intestinal problem." 
  • I was told that there is a DWI trial going on in Wise County where the defense lawyer has chosen for the jury to assess punishment if the defendant is convicted.  That may not mean anything to you, but that is that is beyond fascinating, and I can't wait to hear how it turns out. 
  • Dallas just had the "Mayor's School Fair" at Fair Park where free school supplies were available to the poor who met certain requirements. Here is what Mark Davis said about it yesterday on his radio show: "I've told you what the typical parent is in line for that thing -- showing up for the Dallas County, you know,  'free stuff' school fair. The average parent in line is, you know, just left a beer in the car, smoking a cigarette, on a cell phone to the cable company."  (7:00 minute mark). Wow. (Special note to former Producer Susan: Your old boss has either lost his mind or he's trying to get fired.)  Recall Davis, with all of that love for his fellow man, was allowed to speak in three services at the Grapevine Fellowship Megachurch last year. 
  • The sex offender who escaped from his civil confinement in a halfway house in Fort Worth was found dead in South Carolina because of an apparent suicide. As a side note, four people were arrested for "aiding" his escape from that non-secure facility. But get this: "They were arrested by DPS troopers, Fort Worth and Granbury police, deputies with the Hood County Sheriff’s Department, and officials with the Texas attorney general’s office and the U.S. Marshals Service. " That's all?  I will not make my obligatory "too many cops" statement right now. 
  • I would have won Super Triple Jeopardy yesterday when someone asked me to name an old Baylor player they saw who wore number 34, and I wildly --yet correctly -- answered "Abercrombie" within seconds. (Here's an old cover of Texas Football where he's pictured along with crazy Craig James. And I had no idea he made the cover of Sport's Illustrated as a Steeler)
  • Uttered at the courthouse yesterday: "First you want to see me at .08 and now you want to see me on X"?  (Shout out to the gal on the phone who almost joked because of laughter yet remained professional.) 
  • The Dallas Morning News has an editorial praising the Texas Forensic Science Commission for opening an investigation into the junk science of "bite mark analysis".  How it did  not mention David Wayne Spence who was convicted in the "Lake Waco Murders" because of such testimony is puzzling. He was later executed by the government.
  • And when I do things like use the phrase "by the government" it is because I want someone out there to think, "That's not true! Oh, wait. I guess it is." 
  • Spence's last words: "I want you to understand I speak the truth when I say I didn’t kill your kids. Honestly I have not killed anyone. I wish you could get the rage from your hearts and you could see the truth and get rid of the hatred."  


58 comments:

Anonymous said...

They Might Be Giants - Bangs
https://youtu.be/ejMN4ohVU-A

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry this might not be 'politically correct' but for a change Mark Davis is entirely correct. I wonder how many of those 'free stuff' fairs those parents go to and how many backpacks their kids have each year.

Ernest T said...

I don't completely agree with Mark Davis, but I can understand exactly what he is saying. There is a lot of waste with people who qualify for things like this. They may not be able to afford school supplies, but the kids will definitely be wearing the newest pair of Nikes and they won't be wearing the cheapest clothing.

I have been at the mall the day that the new Nikes came out and watched the people coming in to spend the $ 200.00 or $ 300.00 for the shoes. From the looks of most of these people, they had a much better use for the money than new shoes.

Anonymous said...

RTG looks like she's about to give birth to an Obama.

Anonymous said...

Bangs are fine but I think Finkle is Einhorn.

Anonymous said...

RTG looks like she is sporting the new Baylor cheerleading outfits?

Anonymous said...

The Ticket is broadcasting at Texas Wesleyan this morning and keep promoting it, by contractual obligation, as "the oldest university in Fort Worth." Ummmkay.

They're not? Who is then?

Anonymous said...

Is anything Mark Davis said untrue? I think not.

Anonymous said...

access punishment??? Maybe assess punishment.

Anonymous said...

I was told that there is a DWI trial going on in Wise County where the defense lawyer has chosen for the jury to access punishment if the defendant is convicted. That may not mean anything to you, but that is that is beyond fascinating, and I can't wait to hear how it turns out.

Isn't Wise County your drunk territory?? Has the Green Kingdom been invaded?

Anonymous said...

BG said

I will not make my obligatory "too many cops" statement right now.

Good, then I won't make my obligatory "too many lawyers" statement right now.

Anonymous said...

John Oliver's bit was great, but it didn't go far enough. You don't have to look any further than the DMN you posted. TD Jakes' event "kicks off with focus on faith, business." If they really wanted to teach people how to make money, they should have left out the comma.

Anonymous said...

"Davis, with all of that love for his fellow man, was allowed to speak in three services at the Grapevine Fellowship Megachurch last year."

Barry, religious people are the most vocally judgemantal people you will ever come across.

Don't get me wrong, I believe judging people is not only a good thing, but a key to survival. But you're supposed to do that internally.

Anonymous said...

I like bangs....but on women, not dudes.

Anonymous said...

But yet no outrage over "government funded' executing of over 55 million babies.

Anonymous said...

Too many law breakers and criminals. "Too many cops" is like saying there are "too many cashiers" at a crowded Wal-Mart. They are there because of us and our actions as "citizens" that, ironically, complain about cops. Quit killing, stealing, drugging, wrecking, beating, etc. and guess what? A whole lot less cops.

John Holmes' Ghost said...

HOT RTG

Bangs and ponytails.. yeah!

Anonymous said...

I think 5 dollar footlongs is gonna come back and bite me in the ass. Literally.

DF Jared Fogle

Anonymous said...

Mark Davis is right. A lot of those free items will be returned to Wal Mart/Target for gift cards, which will then be spent on beer and cigarettes.

Anonymous said...

Wearing pigtails and trying to appear sexy is a psychological disaster in waiting. The only men attracted to your 'sexiness in pigtails' need to be checked for pedophilia. Grown women don't wear those.
The bangs look good.

Anonymous said...

The raise issue for the WC Sheriff deputies is easy. Recruit them form Rhome. They are used to low pay, low morale, and a hostile work environment. They leave for the better job with the County after getting their experience, and end up not only staying, but get promoted.

Anonymous said...

RTG is a dude.
BG, I know you are supportive of all the leftist social movements, but can you please leave the tranny movement off of LL?

Triple Fake... said...

Bangs are okay, but in combination with the tails it makes her look like a Bassett hound. Kinda Chrissy Snow/Suzanne Summers from Three's Company. Or in the case of a dirty blonde/brunette, maybe Ralph the Dog from the Muppets. She would look way better with a different hairstyle

I can think of only one other university in Fort Worth, so...

Mark Davis has taken one too many hits off the hyperbole hookah, but he's not entirely wrong. Some people who consider themselves "needy" have big screen HDTVs w/satellite, cell phones, computers, etc. Perhaps the reason they qualify for assistance is because they threw all their disposable money into these items

"by the government" is a cute catchphrase to demonize "the government" in capital punishment issues, but in reality we're the ones who execute criminals. We empower our politicians to take the responsibility and the heat off us, but we allow them to do it. You can trick yourself into thinking you're absolved by being anti-capital punishment, but collectively you're with the rest of us

Anonymous said...

Skippy, You should apply for a job in the Hillary campaign as an IT specialist. She thinks you swipe a computer server clean with a towel. And she wants to be our president?

Cleverly Disguised said...

RTG??

Thats a guy right?

Anonymous said...

9:44 - the flaw in your logic, though, is that cops = government. And if there's less crime, the government will say it's because there were so many cops, and thus more cops would mean even less crime.

mzchief said...

More pearls from Hillary Clinton

Ed Henry: "Did you wipe the server?"
Hillary Clinton: “What, like with a cloth or something?”

source

I realize Hillary Clinton is an old grandmother so perhaps she doesn't understand the vernacular lingo associated with modern technology but her arrogance is just beyond the pale. You have to wonder if Hillary Clinton wearing a prison orange pantsuit was her way of trolling the public.

It astounds me that people would even consider voting for someone who is either so ignorant of the modern world or is such an arrogant elitist slag.

If Hillary Clinton is the best option the Democrat Party has to offer for POTUS, clearly, the DNC thinks the Democrat voting public is little more than ignorant sheep with incredibly low standards. Democrats everywhere should be outraged and/or ashamed.

I elect to believe it is shame that prevents Barry from mentioning the disgusting antics of Hillary Clinton.

Anonymous said...

Bangs: Good.
Balls: Bad.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Well. I was havin' a pretty good day until you had to mention DWS from Waco....

Anonymous said...

Nothing on the new grading policy at Bridgeport ISD?

Anonymous said...

11:46am

So well said; several excellent points...but I'm sure you knew that.

"clearly the DNC thinks the Democrat voting public is little more than ignorant sheep with incredibly low standards.

Low standards is the key....but remember we haven't heard what great deals Hillary will offer to buy the votes needed to win the election.

Anonymous said...

I would have mailed a $1000 to Tilton back in the day to solve those pesky "intestinal problems" of a certain someone. Pull your own damn finger!

DF Any Woman Who Ever Lived With A Man

Anonymous said...

AMEN MZCHIEF!

Anonymous said...

Chack this out Barry: https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=89&v=DEoWSaM61NI

It's a supercut of FoxyNewsy anchors making sexist remarks.

Republicans are scared of women, methinks.

Anonymous said...

I think the RTG is Dee Snider from Twisted Sister. He must have went all "Jenner" on us.

DF Gene Simmons

Anonymous said...

As for today's RTG....

Are you looking at trannies again on your computer?

Anonymous said...

Barry, I know you have lived a sheltered life and as a big lib, you should actually go out among those you are so certain that need our tax money. I used to work in convenience stores and I can tell you first hand about those folks Mark Davis was referring to. They would come into the store on a daily basis, lots of them, spend all their food stamps on crap to eat and then spend tons of money on beer, wine, and cigarettes. With a dirty little child in tow, crying for some candy and they rarely got it. This was day in and day out. So before you start popping off, find a topic that you know something about. Shouldn't be difficult. There's probably only a handful.

Anonymous said...

You liberals are funny. The day some upstart country decides to invade the US because of Obama's disarming of America...I guess we will all be Americans again; right?

Anonymous said...

Colin Powell had a separate server.

Bush/Cheney deleted MILLIONS of e-mails.

Who did you vote for in those races, MxChief?

(I know the answer, just waiting to see how you justify your hypocrisy.)

wordkyle said...

419 - Powell did not build and hide a private server, as Mrs. Clinton did. He used personal e-mail for some of his correspondence.
The Bush/Cheney e-mails were investigated, just as Hillary's are. But Hillary's problem is not because of deleted e-mails.
Hillary's problems are because she has historically given the appearance of being deceptive, from "missing" files from the Rose law firm found in the White House in 1996, to the proven inaccuracies in her statements regarding her e-mails. Look at the polls regarding her honesty and trustworthiness.
Separate, of course, are the questions of if she actually sold her influence as Secretary of State in exchange for money, and if foreign governments accessed American secrets because of her lack of discretion and judgment.

Anonymous said...

10:09...
He will still get free footlongs, just with a lesser variety of meat.

DF NOT MEAT!!!

Anonymous said...

Well that "old grandmother" Hillary Clinton may be out of touch with technology, but seems to have had enough smarts to be in some of the highest positions in the United States Government.

She's been called about everything - even a lesbian, but none of her credentials can be taken away from her.

I think her personality stinks, but granny Clinton is hands down smarter than any of those Republicans shoving each other around to get the nomination.

Anonymous said...

Google farting Robert Tilton. You will be glad you did if you are the locker room humor type.

Anonymous said...

Regarding Mark Davis. So....and 4:19 der but but Bush..

Anonymous said...

Funny how all you repub retard thugs can criticize Hilary so much. Have you seen who's running on your side morons? Hilary will go scorched earth on those bitches.

Anonymous said...

4:50: He will be offered a wide variety of meat in prison...African(Boerowors) Aryan (Knackwurst), Mexican (Chorizo), Chinese (Lap chong). I think he should be more concerned with the single sauce option he will get with each!

Anonymous said...

501,

IF you can watch Hilly speak for five minutes, in any setting, and believe she is competent, and honest, you are a special kind of stupid.

The only reason anyone would vote for her for any office is if they are a died in the wool partisan. No clear thinking individual would give her a second look.

Run Uncle Joe

mzchief said...

To Anonymous 4:19...

Powell didn't have a private server. Neither did Bush or Cheney.

If you're referencing gwb43.com which was run by the RNC, there's no evidence that Bush or Cheney ever sent e-mail through that server. As for the deleted e-mails of "W" and Cheney, they were all reviewed, according to the Presidential Records Act, prior to being deleted, unlike Hillary who reviewed and deleted e-mails of her choosing.

Just a FYI...I never liked "W" or Cheney. There are several comments on this blog to indicate my great disdain for the two of them.

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To Anonymous 5:01...

Riding Slick's coattails to the WH as FLOTUS as well as obtaining a Senate seat as the betrayed wife of a serial philanderer is NOT, by any standard, personal success. Obama awarded Hillary the position of Sec. of State to obtain her endorsement and to keep Slick in line. Oh, name me one success achieved by Hillary, as Sec of State. For that matter, name me one success Hillary accomplished as FLOTUS or even Senator. Hillary Clinton is the most overrated woman in politics. If Democrats had and REAL respect for their electorate and/or women they'd be looking at TRULY successful women like; Kirsten Gillibrand, Tulsi Gabbard or Val Demmings. However, Democrats just can't seem to pull themselves away from the gutter politics of The Clintons.

Rubio, Bush, Jindal, Walker, Kasich and even that blowhard Christie all have more political accomplishments to their name than Hillary Clinton. I can't say the same for Huckabee, Cruz and the others who are not lifelong politicians.

Sooo, you keep endorsing the Dems favourite old crone and see how electing another elitist Democrat to POTUS assures the US is sucked further into the crapper, than it has the past 15 years.

Like I said above. I was not a fan of "W".

Anonymous said...

MZ is 100% correct. I've never said that and may never say it again......

Anonymous said...

After all the libs have raved for years about how intelligent Hilary is, I have come to the conclusion that the words "smart" and "Hilary Clinton" should never, ever be used in the same sentence ever again.....

Anonymous said...

Black folks break the law and are sent to prison or killed by the cops. Illegals break the law and are offered jobs, benefits, and amnesty. Hillary breaks the law and some people think she should be president.

Before you respond, if you did what Hillary did, you would be getting ready to go to prison.

Anonymous said...

"...and then I walked back to the huddle."

WALKED back to the huddle?
What the heck?!?

Anonymous said...

"I was told that there is a DWI trial going on in Wise County where the defense lawyer has chosen for the jury to assess punishment if the defendant is convicted. That may not mean anything to you, but that is that is beyond fascinating, and I can't wait to hear how it turns out."

Well, now you've got me curious, too. How do you expect that it will vary from the norm? Will you report back to us on it?

Anonymous said...

"'I've told you what the typical parent is in line for that thing -- showing up for the Dallas County, you know, 'free stuff' school fair. The average parent in line is, you know, just left a beer in the car, smoking a cigarette, on a cell phone to the cable company.'"

Sir, this is sadly pretty accurate. He didn't say "all"; he said, "typical." I've seen women use Texas Star cards to buy groceries and then pull some singles out to pay for two packs of cigarettes, while their kids ate candy not paid for in line. I've seen men in new pickups with nice customizations, with tobacco and fancy phones, wearing nice clothes, come in to court and claim to be indigent, and incapable of paying any part of a fine. I've had people tell me to my face that they're too good to work at McDonald's, who were filing for SSI, welfare, and other entitlements because they couldn't make their bills... while they had cable (which I don't have, because I can't afford it.).

It's amazing what people will consider their due. And you and I are paying for it.

Anonymous said...

" "They were arrested by DPS troopers, Fort Worth and Granbury police, deputies with the Hood County Sheriff’s Department, and officials with the Texas attorney general’s office and the U.S. Marshals Service. " That's all? I will not make my obligatory "too many cops" statement right now."

Yeah, they worked together to catch a convicted sex-offender, and those who aid and abet one. Why don't you look up what it takes to get civil confinement, BG? I don't know for certain what the criteria are, but I'll guarantee you that he's pretty bad to get it, given that most don't. Also? I'll bet that you've compartmentalized the question in your mind, so that you don't have to consider the potential danger to loved ones in your life by the defendant. I'm not trying to personalize it for you, but I'll tell you, as a father, I personalize it a bit for my kids.

I'm sure a lot of different agencies worked together on the case. I'm sure most of them weren't actually involved in the arrest. But then again, there were four arrests for felonies. It would be incredibly stupid to serve arrest felony arrest warrants without back-up officers. If there were four people arrested, there could conceivably be 8 cops involved, if only two cops went to serve the warrant. They likely lived in different jurisdictions. Typically when felony warrants are served in another jurisdiction, they are notified as a courtesy, and often they choose to assist.

I have said it before, but I hasten to say it again, Barry: you don't actually know what you're talking about, in the issue of law enforcement procedure. Stay in your lane, man. I hear you're a hella good DWI attorney.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like the Attorney in the CCL knew what he/she was doing. An AQUITAL was the verdict.

Anonymous said...

Mzchief, I am 5:01 and am not endorsing Hillary Clinton, but do think she will probably be our next President.

At this point, if it was time to vote, I'd stay home. Don't care for any of them!!

Anonymous said...

Right there with you, 9:36.