The Campaign For DA

9.03.2015

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts




  • There was a gas plant fire near Chico last night which caused an evacuation of all homes within a one mile radius. Within that radius were "10 to 15" homes. That's a lot of land with very few homes. Home many homes would be in a one mile radius of Frisco, north Fort Worth, of Plano?
  • One year ago I would have thought you were out of your mind if you had told me: "Next year, while Donald Trump is leading in the polls for the Republican presidential nomination, he will verbally attack Kareem Abdul-Jabbar."
  • I'll put a headset on and listen to a podcast almost every evening while I walk, do lawn work, or work on my curve ball. But I have been so obsessed on a particular case lately that I'll go 15 minutes before I realize I hadn't paid attention to a single word said in the podcast.  
  • How about this ad on the very conservative 660 The Answer: Medi-Share. It's "not insurance" but a program "to help Christians" by "members [sharing] each other's medical expenses". They promote that members know "their dollars will never be used for procedures that go against their conscience." Specifics? Every month, you are obligated to pay a fee but you pay that fee by paying another members medical bill that has been selected by Medi-Share to be published on the secure website. I don't know if I think that's a great idea (the financial concept actually is), or if I'm offended by Christians who only care about the health care of Christians. 
  • And, continuing on, I'm wondering about the type of bills which would not be selected as eligible to be paid by others on Medi-Share. AID bills? Certainly. Abortion? No way. Maybe lung cancer bills but that's a huge stretch. So what exactly are the other type of medical bills are not Christian-like? 
  • I had an old client come by yesterday who told me that a police officer told him he couldn't possess a shotgun outside of his home because of his criminal history. He received deferred adjudication for a tiny dope case over 10 years ago which, since he successfully completed it, has no impact on his right to possess firearms. (For Texas criminal law folks only: I bet we had a cop who heard dispatch say "Possession Controlled Substance. 1 and 1" and didn't know the many possible meanings of that second number.) I'm on it. 
  • The Ticket's Craig Miller did his own tour of the prisons in Huntsville a couple of days ago. I've always said a great documentary would be to film a handful of inmates from the moment they are released and then follow them for the next month to see how they adjust. Some may have only been there for a few months and have family and friends to welcome them back. The opposite end would be the inmate who has been locked up for years and is released to . . . emptiness.
  • Baylor has hired a Philadelphia law firm to investigate the recent "scandal". Unrelated but true story: In the 1990s I was in the Wal-Mart in Decatur wearing a suit when I was the DA. I'm standing around while another prosecutor was talking to the security manager in connection with a theft case (that's another story). Any way, an elderly lady walked up to me and, believing I must be associated with WalMart,  asked me where she could find a certain item. I told, "I'm sorry ma'am, I don't work here."  She wheeled around and yelled, "Then why are you standing around looking like a Philadelphia lawyer!?" I would pay for a photo of the expression of confusion on my face at that moment. 
  • Sports: (1) TCU better be careful tonight. First game. At Minnesota. Thursday night games are weird. (2) And Baylor better be careful tomorrow. At SMU. SMU has a new coach. Who knows what to expect. And Friday games are weirder. (3) I always remember stumbling upon the end of Appalachian State at Michigan in 2007 (my luckiest Sports Channel Surfing moment ever).  After that, I believe anything is possible. (4) A buddy showed me the Hudl app the other day which is used by most high school teams to review game film. Wow. 

50 comments:

Anonymous said...

Prager

Anonymous said...

TCU will unfortunately be the first upset of the year.

Anonymous said...

Trump ain't nothin but a sorry Republikkkan

I ain't votin for no Democrakka neitha

Kilo Kimonte Brown

Anonymous said...

Nice RTG today. Real woman sized. Gimme them curves!

Anonymous said...

Look Trump Chump, the hell I don't! LISTEN, KID! I've been hearing that crap ever since I was at UCLA. I'm out there busting my buns every night! Tell your old man to drag Walton and Lanier up and down the court for 48 minutes!

- DF Roger Murdock

Anonymous said...

Well, typically when a police officer gives his requested advice on such matters, the citizen misunderstands. I'll bet that is what happened.

Anonymous said...

Prison inmates shouldn't be released typically.

Anonymous said...

That's a lot of land with very few homes. Home many homes would be in a one mile radius of Frisco, north Fort Worth, of Plano?

Many, very many. Experts refer to the phenomenon as population density. Government funded statistical studies indicate that it's higher in urban, and suburban, areas than in rural places.

- DF R. C. Bunger

Anonymous said...

No comments on all the officers assaulted and shot at the last two days?




'Haven't you heard it's a battle of words'
The poster bearer cried.
'Listen son' said the man with the gun,
'There's room for you inside.'

"Well I mean, they're gonna kill ya, so like, if you give 'em a quick sh...short, sharp shock, they don't do it again. Dig it? I mean he got off light, 'cause I coulda given 'im a thrashin' but I only hit him once. It's only the difference between right and wrong innit? I mean good manners don't cost nothing do they, eh?"

Anonymous said...

As usual. Give Liberals an inch, and they want more:



Denver Pot Advocates Seek Public Places to Smoke...

Anonymous said...

At least four of the first nine comments today seem to have been written by intoxicated individuals. But there's a solid Airplane! reference in there, so I guess it all balances out.

Anonymous said...

REPORT: Hacker Threatens To Sell Hillary's ENTIRE UNRELEASED Private Emails For $500K...


This would be awesome!

DF Mr. Robot

Anonymous said...

How about those Rangers! Come on BG give them some love

Anonymous said...

gas plant fire - no its homecoming week in Chico , thats the bonfire ...and it made the news !

Bacon said...

Bacon Scale
4.6 out of 5
Real woman!!! HOT HOT

GJ BG!

wordkyle said...

It's always amusing to see the anti-Christian observations by both our host and commenters. Liberals purposely structure their arguments so that Conservative Christians are always wrong. They contort what they think Christian beliefs are so that no matter what action or decision those Christians who don't hold the beliefs of the Liberal hivemind make, they will be accused of either hypocrisy or not being Christian enough (according to the anti-Christian's definition of what that should be.)

Anonymous said...

My first real job out of college at a rural bank, suit and tie dress code except most people fudged by wearing khaki's and a blazer, I almost always wore a suit. I got called to the teller line to help an angry customer - she looked me up and down and asked "what are you some sort of Philadelphia lawyer" - the disgust in her voice was clearly discernible. I've always wondered if that was a thing, or just her.

Anonymous said...

Nothing on the video of Bexar County deputies shooting a guy with his hands in the air?

http://www.ksat.com/news/ksatcom-exclusive-unedited-video-of-fatal-deputy-involved-shooting

Or the BCSO public backlash against the TV station for releasing it?

http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1663044453911459&id=1391724701043437

Anonymous said...

Chunky monkey,,, and I have a banana for her.

DF Tarzan of the jungle

Anonymous said...

while Donald Trump is leading in the polls for the Republican presidential nomination, he will verbally attack Kareem Abdul-Jabbar."

As a matter of fact, Jabbar attacked Donald Trump and Trump replied in kind.

Sam Brows said...

Off the top of my head, i'm thinking the Christian leaning insurance plan wouldn't cover methadone treatment, elective surgery, any Rx for medical marihootchie, any surgery involving the word "TRANS" or any therapy involving the word "SEX".

Anonymous said...

Hey Bu....

We need a softball backstop update. Or at minimum, whatever your latest PVC based creation might be.

Madeleine said...

Nothing about the Abilene cop tortured and killed in his home with anti-police rhetoric written with his blood on the walls?

Anonymous said...

Wow, Trump has great penmanship!!!!

Anonymous said...

The "nothing about ____?" bit is getting old. We could play that game all day long, 9:08 and 10:16:

Nothing about Taco Bell's new taco shell made of chicken?
Nothing about Perry's (Rick) tanking presidential campaign?
Nothing about Perry's (Katy) latest music video?
Nothing about life on Mars?
Nothing about my panties being in a wad because this blog doesn't cover the topics I'm interested in?

Give it a rest. Please.

Anonymous said...

Philadelphia Lawyer...looked it up on Wikipedia. Philadelphia Lawyer is a term to describe a lawyer who knows the most detailed and minute points of law or is an exceptionally competent lawyer. Its first known usage dates back to 1788.[1] Alternatively, a usage dating to the second half of the 20th century denotes "the ultimate in crooked lawyers".

Anonymous said...

I didn't get the memo that Wordkyle was the new Emperor Constantine to pass on what was true Christian dogma and what wasn't. Will somebody please include me next time. People kind of expect that I be in the know.

Bless you.

DF Pope Francis
just call me Jorge

Anonymous said...

I still miss Katie.

DF Oldtimer

Anonymous said...

I know a number of "good Christian women" around Wise County with fake boobs, lip injections, face lifts, etc. I wonder if that is covered on the shared medical plan.

Anonymous said...

sweet baby bu bear you just dont take no nevermind to those bad people saying those ugly things about you. You are good enough and just because you may chase an ambulance every now and again don't make you no phily lawyer. How else you gonna put ramen on the table?

Anonymous said...

Ole Sheriff Briles will have em ready and eligible

wordkyle said...

1158 - You may have noticed that I didn't "pass on what was true Christian dogma." Either purposefully or ignorantly, you missed both the specifics of what I said and my point -- and also felt compelled to comment on positions that you made up yourself. Again, getting caught claiming something that is demonstrably untrue somehow never discourages you guys.

Anonymous said...

It would depend on your definition of "Christian" Are they the oh no sex but we can have plastic surgery type Christians or are they the no transplants cause god made us perfect kind of christians. Just like the lady in Kentucky who's married four times and is standing up for her Christian beliefs....most pick and choose to suit their needs.

Anonymous said...

please stop posting fatassed fugly chicks!

Anonymous said...

Dumb it down Wordkyle so Barry's clientele can understand it

Anonymous said...

Sweet baby Jesus! That RTG is built for sinnin'!

DF Wise county "Christian"

Anonymous said...

Nothing about the black football player who was shot and killed at the car dealership in Arlington? At first we were told that he had become a Christian and had turned his life around and now the toxicology report said that he had a high dosage of synthetic drug in his system.

Anonymous said...

@11:29 - STFU. You don't get to tell us how to respond to the comments on this blog. Typical Libtard trying to control all dialogue. When Barry won't discuss an event because he can't control the spin to the liberal side, he ignores it altogether. If any of us want to call him out on that, we will. And all your whining like a little girl won't change that. Oh look, I used a term that indicates gender bias! I'm such a knuckle-dragger.

Anonymous said...

I was thinking mouth-breather, but knuckle-dragger is acceptable in your case!

Anonymous said...

Exactly 2:24...

Anonymous said...

224 - Nothing about climate change? Typical conservative ignoring the issues altogether...

Anonymous said...

BG read 18 US Code 922 section g - was his offense a crime that is punishable for a term exceeding a year? (regardless if that was his actual punishment) or could it be that his criminal history now indicates that he is an unlawful user of a controlled substance? Remember that marijuana is a schedule 1. Do you know what the "1 and 1" means when they say that on the radio? Means 1 arrest and 1 CONVICTION. Maybe he should try to have it expunged.

Anonymous said...

330

Ice is melting during the summer time.

How is that for global warmongering?

Anonymous said...

Expunged? You watch too much TV.

mzchief said...

For centuries, religion has been used to demonize, oppress and as an excuse to exterminate people who are not a part of the empowered religious crowd. Good to see a federal judge take a stand and refuse to allow it to happen in Kentucky. Hopefully, this is the beginning of a trend and other federal judges take the same stance with the growing cancer that is Sharia courts, in US.

I don't dislike religion when it's used by an individual's PERSONAL improvement. I just don't want ANY religion's dogma to be used as a form of civil/criminal governance on ANY American. Honestly, I don't care what people worship, in their personal lives. However, the line needs to be drawn to keep personal worship out of the government of United States.

Anonymous said...

12:56

Barry said nothing anti-Christian in his bullet point unless you are so thin-skinned you can't take an iota of criticism.

Oh wait....you already have a track record of being sensitive.

So...you voting for Trump d-bag?

Anonymous said...

3:30 -- ha ha the weather is gonna change and there's nothing you can do about it! Even taxing everybody more already won't change the weather. You ignorant POS.

wordkyle said...

509 - I don't know about being "sensitive." In his post BG opines that the Medi-Share participants are "Christians who only care about the health care of Christians," a derogatory conclusion that he created on his own. (Does AARP only care about the welfare of its own members? Do employees who join a company insurance plan care only about themselves? Everyone else can go to hell?) BG then hypothesizes as to what would and would not be covered, based again only on his characterization (and caricature) of what he thinks Conservative Christians believe.

So rather than being "sensitive," I responded to the demonstrated Liberal trait of forming opinions based on caricatures rather than on information, particularly when it comes to Christians. (That is, those Christians who don't conform to Liberal groupthink.)

And nice try at an insult at the end. You're clearly a serious thinker.

Anonymous said...

Do you think 5:09 is even aware he was schooled, thrashed and and out witted?

That one stings!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh WK,

You better stop making so much sense. You are making the libtards feel bad about themselves again. They are now going to throw away all of their participation trophies.

Sad.

Next up, you are going to be labeled as "pompous". That means you are being too smart, making the tardos feel inferior.

Congrats.