The Campaign For DA

9.09.2015

Random Wednesday Morning Posts



  • I'm exhausted.
  • Part of that may be because realizing a cold front was roaring through with rain in the middle of the night so I fought to stay up and listen to it.
  • One of my best qualities is that I document almost everything that occurs that I think is significant.
  • "Fearing retaliation after the wave of high-profile ambushes of officers across the country, the [Dallas Police Association ] president, Ron Pinkston, wrote a letter to Chief David Brown asking him to stop releasing the identities of cops involved in shootings." That's all we need: Secret police.
  • I missed the death of "Shootin' Blind" author Harlan Bridwell. He was 97. Recall that a few months back I posted several of his columns written in the 1960's in Bridgeport Index and they were a fantastic snapshot of the time.  I think I said it then: He was doing his own Random Thoughts when I was in diapers.
  • The killing of the dentist in an Uptown apartment complex in Dallas keeps getting more confusing after each passing day. I've learned this over the years: Nothing may be as it seems.
  • I never thought I would underestimate the anger of the Texas Longhorn fans. They are not pleased.
  • Bud Kennedy on Twitter reminded us that a Euless Trinity player intentionally ran over a referee in 2008. (Safety goes after him at around :20 mark.)
  • A Wise County deputy  loses his job and is arrested for letting the guys on the work crew use his personal phone and giving them access to cigarettes? Yeah, it's "against the law" but we live in a day and time where everyone gets crushed for the tiniest infractions. You ever know some of the inmates on the work crew? Most are pretty good guys. I almost hope it is more than someone wanting to call his momma and wanting to have a pack of smokes.
  • In case you missed the Messenger article of a "panicked mother" being arrested by a DPS trooper for "reckless driving" once she discovered her kindergarten son had been put on the wrong bus. Here ya go. And the kid had never ridden a bus before.
  • You may notice my posts have been few over the last few days. I cannot tell you, for now, why that is. However, I will.
  • Another bad quality of me once I go into "Intense Thinking Mode". I lose track of time. The Junior In The House's electricity project that had me working deep into the night comes to mind. (But I kept at it and I finally figured it out.)


35 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well yesterday at the Cut-N-Curl I heard that those inmates were ordering Beer and Pizza for lunch.

Anonymous said...

That's all we need: Secret police.

at the civic center today

Anonymous said...

Texas Rangers are one game out of first place! Nothing from you! And there's an upcoming HOME series with Houston! I love baseball, but September baseball is even BETTER!

Anonymous said...

You are doing the "Junior in the house" a disservice every time you do her projects for her.

SpanishWarDonkey said...

You should take a break from this thing, BG. And not like you do during a family vacation. Like, a month or two. Enjoy some college football and the fall weather.

Anonymous said...

RTG quality really dropped today. Let's try to step it back up a little there sunshine.

Anonymous said...

The grammar in the article about the mom arrested on the first day of school is bad enough to make me think that the writer sat with you during English classes.
Quote:
John Tullis explained that their son, who was at the school last year for prekindergarten, had never rode the bus and was even on one that “didn’t go to our neighborhood.”

RatherBeSailing said...

LL needs some time off.

Anonymous said...

"You may notice my posts have been few over the last few days. I cannot tell you, for now, why that is. However, I will."

Sure you will, kinda like when you told us you would tell us all about that fiasco at the courthouse a week or two ago. You tease us with this tantalizing bait alluding to something big and then disappointingly leave us hanging all the time. Come on, where's your blogging transparency?

Anonymous said...

The reckless Mom - handcuffed and put in the back of a patrol car??? How about helping her find her child. I would have panicked also.

Anonymous said...

"Fearing retaliation after the wave of high-profile ambushes of officers across the country, the [Dallas Police Association ] president, Ron Pinkston, wrote a letter to Chief David Brown asking him to stop releasing the identities of cops involved in shootings." That's all we need: Secret police.


That's not secret police. Typically, people in the community know which officer was involved in a shooting or other incident. Its not a secret. At the same time, it is not necessary for the news to have your name because they WILL find a way to F up or invade your personal life. And that is just not necessary.

My chief was cool. He did not hand the damn media everything about the officers.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps Barry has realized that he has been wrong about public policy for his entire life and his votes have contributed to the calamities now facing human kind.

Anonymous said...

rookie DPS had to be

Anonymous said...

Strong and Obammy have a lot in common.

Anonymous said...

Believe me when I say she is not 'sorry'.
Hillbilly only sorry she got caught.

Anonymous said...

Shouldn't the kid have figured it out?

With bated breath, I await the revelation of what you've been scheming. I've been meaning to ask you on Twitter.

DF Houston Lawyer

Anonymous said...

There is not a "wave" of police officers being shot. There have been a couple. And this has always happened, often times in far greater numbers. The only difference is, an entire nation of idiots were not on blogs and tweets and otherwise making crap up and enraging simple minded people.

Anonymous said...

Secret Police: If you are a public servant, then whatever you do in your job of public service should be of public record. If you dont like it, go get a job in the private sector. Seems pretty cut and dried to me.

Anonymous said...

They are right Bu. Take some time off from this blog. At least a few months.

It's no secret the RT aren't near what they used to be and I can only imagine how busy your hectic schedule must be.

We could all use an upgrade to the RT's and posts instead of the pitiful trolling comments that have become so prevalent in every morning's RT's.

Take some time away, rejuvenate, refresh, and bring that witty sense of humor back to this poor, tired blog.

Anonymous said...

BG I hope all is well with you and your family.

Anonymous said...

Amend 10:12 especially the last part.

Anonymous said...

Barry, two words of advice.

Pay Wall.

DF Dallas Morning News

Anonymous said...

Katie, come back!

DF Little Sheba

Anonymous said...

Barry, would you consider subcontracting some of your blog work to me? I have the equipment just sitting unused at the moment.

DF Hillary Clinton

Anonymous said...

Yes Texas should bring back Coach February.

Anonymous said...

"killing of the dentist..." I don't know anything about that case (other than your bullet point) but I promise you it involves some homoeroticism. It always does.



Anonymous said...

And I thought I was a bleeding heart..do you really think it was okay for the jail employee to committ a felony offense when he let inmates use his phone...you have stood up for too many criminals. There have many of the work crew and trustee crew members who have done things like this, including having sex for favors. It should be stopped.

Anonymous said...

I think the trooper was wrong to take the lady to jail. He could have issued a ticket and had her husband take her home but not take her to jail...it said nothing about her having any warrants against her. I agree she was too upset to be driving but she had neighbors with her who could have driven her home. I suspect the school administrator was afraid of her..she may have been acting pretty crazy since her 5 year old was missing...she should have called the cops as soon as she found out he was not at the school..instead she apparently went home and picked up some of her neighbors...how weird! Glad the kids was found...guess he just wanted to ride a bus.

Anonymous said...

Wasn't a deputy fired. It was a road crew supervisor. This guy's are jailers?

Anonymous said...

Regarding the work crew jailer:
I agree with you about a lot of stuff but you are so off on this one. Your right most of inmates might be pretty good guys but that doesn’t mean they all are. They are still criminals and need to be treated that way. Some of them may just be there for a one time mistake. However, on the other hand you have some that have been in trouble most of their lives. Then you got the ones who would do anything for a fix. The jailers aren’t there to be the inmate’s best friend. Part of the trusty program is rehabilitation. Yes maybe it is just a pack of cigarettes they are sneaking in the jail today but what if it’s a weapon tomorrow? That was one of the concerns that the sheriff talked about in the 09/05/15 messenger. At what point is it just the “tiniest infraction”? Cigarettes, snuff, pot, meth, gun, knife, call their mommy, take them to go see their kids???? Where do you draw the line BG? When someone inside the jail gets hurt? It’s not summer camp they don’t need to call their mommy. They are calling people to set up drops. Rumor is he's been allowing this for yes. The law is the law. These guys are in jail just like the other inmates sitting in the cell. So is it ok if the jailers in jail start passing out contraband to the inmates in the cells? This isn’t Montague County.

Anonymous said...

BG is becoming a master of the humblebrag!

Triple Fake... said...

Today marks the anniversary of the death of Burgess Meredith, who passed on in 1997 at the age of 89. To commemorate the event, I will now re-enact my version of what happened on his deathbed. (It's a re-enactment because I did this bit before, last year I think)
Doctor leans in over him and Burgess grabs the doctor's lapels. With his dying breath he growls: "It's over, Doc!"

Triple Fake Mick

Anonymous said...

2:20----

I agree. He's starting to sound like Geeding

Anonymous said...

11:56

Amend in what way?

Anonymous said...

2:14 nailed it. Once you cross the line, where does it end?