The Campaign For DA

10.02.2015

Random Friday Morning Thoughts



  • Dallas DA Susan Hawk walked right out and faced the press head on yesterday. She spoke for 37 seconds, took no questions, and then turned and walked away. This will not turn out well. 
  • Note to people who drive like a bat of hell and swerve in and out of traffic on their way to work: Every thought about getting out of bed 10 minutes earlier?
  • Unemployment rate just announced: It has fallen to 5.1%.
  • I posted a photo of Clark Griswold at Wally World two days ago and yesterday BagOfNothing flies his family out to Disney World. I could only think of, "Sorry, folks. Park's closed. The moose outside should have told you." 
  • Is it just me, or do I smell BBQ around the Decatur courthouse square this week? 
  • "As of Friday, the Rangers had the worst attendance of the six division leaders. So far, the team has averaged about 30,000 fans per game, their worst since 2009 and in the bottom half of all teams in Major League Baseball."
  • The Fort Worth Court of Appeals affirmed a dope conviction out of Wise County yesterday.  Legally, it was correct and the guy had been in lots of trouble before. However, it's amazing that a Rhome officer used an "old fashioned VHS" tape to record the traffic stop in 2012, that it got "tangled" when he tried to remove it, that he couldn't repair it, that he placed it in "his sergeant's box", and he didn't know what happened to it after that. (The opinion refers to him as a "Boyd officer" at the time of trial but the book-in records have it as a Rhome PD arrest.) 
  • Anyone else have a problem with the story that the Oregon gunman asked the victims "one by one" if they were Christian and if they said yes they were shot in the head, but if they said no or didn't answer they were shot in the leg? None of those reports have come from someone who was in the room. The closest we have is one eyewitness, Kortney Moore, who said that the shooter asked people their religion and "then started firing away" which is consistent with a witness next door who heard a "percussion of gun shots." I'm not buying this "one by one" report where everyone just calmly stays there and takes it. 
  • President Obama on the NRA: “And I would particularly ask America’s gun owners who are using those guns properly, safely, to hunt for sport, for protecting their families, to think about whether your views are being properly represented by the organization that suggests it is speaking for you . . . . Right now, I can imagine the press releases being cranked out. ‘We need more guns,’ they’ll argue. ‘Fewer gun-safety laws.’ Does anybody really believe that?” 
  • And, with that, I just heard an ad for handgun silencers/suppressors on The Ticket. I guess the problem isn't gun violence, it's gun noise




86 comments:

Anonymous said...

Barry Green believes that our community organizer has the solution to end gun violence.

The truth is that Barrack Hussein Obama praised Satan for the distraction from events in Syria.

Anonymous said...

Real unemployment is 10% you moron.

Anonymous said...

Note to drivers at 4 way stop signs; that means STOP & check the other corners, not tap & go. Plus please use your turn signal if you intend to turn, I'm not a mind reader. If you don't signal I'm assuming your going straigh.

Drivers coming thru the square are particular offenders especially in the AM.

Anonymous said...

Labor participation rat is 62.4%. Poor Barry can't face reality.

Anonymous said...

The Rhome officer was smart to quit and go to Boyd. They pay more and have a better council. Rhome lost money on his tickets when he jumped ship.

Anonymous said...

Obama and his family have Secret Service protection for life. When he speaks on a college campus his Secret Service agents don't have to put their guns away even though they're supposedly in "a gun-free zone."

Obama can't relate to me when it comes to the need for self-defense.

Obama is out of touch.

Anonymous said...

And, with that, I just heard an ad for handgun silencers/suppressors on The Ticket. I guess the problem isn't gun violence, it's gun noise.


What a stupid comment. Don't you have a hill to climb or a parade to stalk?

Anonymous said...

Get those drunks back behind the wheel where they belong

Anonymous said...

Punish law abiding citizens? How bout you, Obammy and Pelosi put the insane behind bars? Save spots for yourselves.

Anonymous said...

Rhome police cars have always had video trouble. If you get pulled over, fight the ticket. The cars are junk and have bad audio/video.

Anonymous said...

Umpqua Community College is a "gun free zone." The criminal was really impressed by the law, and immediately left campus.

Sarc/

Anonymous said...

Gotta go with Obama on this one.... as much as I despise his politics. Having the ability to think for myself beyond the Republican or Democratic mantra is something I've learned to do for myself.

No one is taking away anyone's guns.... but stronger gun control laws need to be in place. It's beyond time to make some changes in who can get guns or how soon they get them.

Anonymous said...

Hey Barry, What's going on in the middle east?

Your beloved president either has no strategy or he wants the entire region to fall under Russian and Iranian control.

wordkyle said...

BG, the official government-reported unemployment rate didn't "fall," it remained at 5.1% -- although the population grew by a quarter million people and the number of people employed fell by a quarter million people. I know you profess not to understand the labor force participation rate, or how math works. But doesn't the above fact make you think that something is not right about "5.1% unemployment?"

Anonymous said...

Problem is, there is no practical, workable way to keep guns out of the hands of the loner nutcases. That, and they are very unpredictable and usually are DEEPLY "under the radar"--until they go total nuts and start shooting. In that event, the only really effective solution is for someone, on the scene, to be armed. Just saying. BTW--hearing that the college's only security was one, unarmed security guard!

Anonymous said...

Anyone who believes that unemployment is at 5.1% is not participating in the work force nor reality. That is stupid at best.

Ernest T said...

So our beloved President knows exactly what will solve the problem before the law enforcement in Oregon has even had the opportunity to examine or even remove the bodies from the crime scene. This is a time to pray for the families and victims, not jump up and politicize it as a time to push again for gun control. But, he has proven before that he is quick to jump the gun on anything.

Only idiots think that gun control will truly solve this issue. It might save a few people, but if someone truly wants to get ahold of a gun to commit a crime they will find some way to get one. They won't care that it might be breaking some law.

Triple Fake... said...

"...think about whether your views are being properly represented by the organization that suggests it is speaking for you."
If that organization didn't exist, the rights of "America’s gun owners who are using those guns properly" would have been taken away long ago, much like the countries he referenced - England and Australia.
That portion of the quote, taken out of context, could be applied to almost any politically motivated organization (or the government itself) by any section of the political spectrum. But nice attempt at driving a wedge, bro

Anonymous said...

So the first officers who arrived on scene without backup were the ones who killed the gunman yesterday...that means if they had not acted so fast there would have been more people killed. And, it always amazes me to hear people on the videos say "we are small town America..things like this don't happen here"....come on people this can and will continue to happen where ever there is a human who is crazy as a bed bug. Some day there will be armed guards everywhere because even if we can improve gun control...you cannot stop crazy people. It's a wonder there are not incidences like this everyday...but wait they are killing people every day...just not so dramtically...but tell that to the families of their victims.

Anonymous said...

67 straight months of job creation. That's five and a half years, folks. Stock market is still at record levels, we finally have international options that don't include waging war for peace, and gas prices are dropping despite Newt's prediction that if Obama was elected we'd have $5.00 gas.

Nobody is saying the recovery has taken off like a rocket, but steady growth beats a rapid rise followed by a rapid fall, any day.

Rage

Anonymous said...

I know it would be impossible to accomplish this, but maybe if we stop giving these people so much (if any) media attention this killings would stop. These sick twisted folks seek notoriety through these acts and all the media attention just pushes the next guy to do it bigger and better.

Anonymous said...

Michael Berry, the talk show guy based out of Houston but is now being simulcast on quite a few stations has a Monday morning routine whereby he gives the "Chicago Crime Report". This report encompasses the timeline from Friday midnite till Sunday midnite. He only includes confirmed gun shootings.
Last Monday morning the tally was 11 dead-14 wounded. The geographic area of Chicago is all that is reported--not Illinois as a whole. Interesting considering that Chicago has the most strict gun laws outside of Washington DC.
Chicago is from what we are constantly being told is Barack Obama's "hometown"--and his buddy and confidant Rahm Emmanuel is mayor.

I am not Sam, but I love green eggs and ham.

Anonymous said...

What will fix it then. Honestly, there should be all options on the table to try to change things. Let's hear your ideas, and see what their chances might be if implemented.

Arming teachers won't stop shootings in shopping malls or theaters or churches, or Hell, maybe even in schools if the shooter takes out the teacher first or decides to open up in a crowded gymnasium or cafeteria. But still, tell me what you think is the solution here. Because doing nothing clearly isn't.

Rage

Anonymous said...

I would proudly take a psychological exam, provide info on my social media accounts etc, and face a reasonable waiting period to purchase a gun. However, I highly doubt it would prevent lone wolf mass shooter types. I think everyone knows that.

The real agenda hear is gun confiscation, which is what the Obama administration really wants. I would support reasonable additional gun laws but I know the true endgame. That is why I stand with the NRA in opposition to any new legislation.

Anonymous said...

The campus was NOT a "gun-free zone" because Oregon law forbids public universities from prohibiting concealed-carry permit holders from carrying their concealed weapon.

http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2015/10/01/3708256/ucc-was-not-a-gun-free-zone-because-public-colleges-in-oregon-cant-ban-guns/

Not only that, but there were concealed-carry gun owners on campus who were armed. Here's an interview with one of them:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mOJf9HW2Zo&feature=youtu.be

Please, stop regurgitating your NRA talking points. If you define a "mass shooting" as any single event in which 4 or more people are killed are injured by gunfire (seems like a reasonable definition), there have been 294 mass shootings this year. Today is the 275th day of the year. 380 dead, 1,000+ injured.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonkblog/wp/2015/10/01/2015-274-days-294-mass-shootings-hundreds-dead/

So please, politicians who have been bought and paid for by the gun lobby, send your "thoughts and prayers" to the victims and their families. That will help a lot. But whatever you do, for God's sake don't engage in a real discussion about things that might help prevent this.

(And no, all you ammosexuals, I'm not talking about taking your guns away.)

Anonymous said...

It is almost impossible to get to Rangers games without driving through a huge mess of construction traffic. I would believe that has to be affecting their attendance numbers.

That and the fact that they had a disappointing roller coaster of a season right up until the very end. A lot of folks already jumped ship.

wordkyle said...

Obama wants to reduce gun-related deaths? Maybe instead of attacking the NRA he should attack urban gangs. They've shot and killed many more people than the nutjobs who make the headlines that Obama's assistants tell him about.

whisky O said...

We need more gun mandatory zones to make the nut cases think about the outcome.

Anonymous said...

I'm a resident of Decatur. Is there a good reason for the mass exit of the cities employees? Finance director and EDC president gone. EDC needs to be looked into for fraud anyway. City manager blind and Chief of Police lost his mind too? Chief of Police id an ass anyway. He and manager needed to be gone years ago. They in cohoots anyway. I wished the city council would wake up. Hope Rhome syndrome doesn't head north to big d...

Anonymous said...

For all you liberal weenies that think we need stronger gun control laws, please give an example of a stronger law that would have prevented the Oregon shooting. If you can come up with one, I would be glad to concede it if you would agree to stronger border control laws that were actually enforced.

Baylor Too said...

Why would anyone want to go and sit in the sun, heat, and humidity in Dallas, Texas? If they want better attendance, then maybe they should think about an indoor stadium.

Anonymous said...

I always knew that Rage was one of those "I'm doing great" liberal weenies that judged how well the economy was by how well the stock market was doing, instead of how many people are unemployed or on food stamps. He probably thinks the boy wonder community organizer is the smartest economist since Milton Friedman too.

Anonymous said...

We also need scissor free signs at Planned Parenthood.

wordkyle said...

944 - Your ThinkProgress talking point has been debunked. The college's code of conduct says that student possession of a firearm without proper authorization is cause for disciplinary action. The college's president said in a press conference "We have a no guns on campus policy."

If you want to "engage in a real discussion" about shootings, let's start with where the majority of them occur -- inner cities, in gang-infested areas. If you want to focus only on the headlines, then you don't want to prevent shootings, you want to promote your political agenda.

Anonymous said...

Rage, Can you explain the math that is used to come up with a 5.1 per cent unemployment rate when 94 million Americans are out of work and the population is 325 million?

Anonymous said...

9:20 and 9:44...Then why do you guys always point to Australia's gun confiscation in support of your opinion against guns? That is and always will be the goal of the liberals who control national politics.

Anonymous said...

Another "note to people who drive like a bat of hell and swerve in and out of traffic on their way to work:" You're not getting there any faster. If your own experience hasn't taught you that, there are numerous studies indicating such.

Anonymous said...

Rage doesn't understand that job creation has to keep up with population growth. Rage also ignores that percentage of Americans who have left the labor force. Rage cites low gas prices not realizing that oil and gas industry jobs are going away. Rage is a foolish woman.

Anonymous said...

9:44, You say that you are not talking about taking my guns away. What I think you are saying is that you want to take my ammo away so that I can't have sex anymore?

Anonymous said...

9:44 - The American left will always find a way to establish Gun Free Zones:

Under state law, people in Oregon could carry concealed firearms on college campuses like the one where a gunman killed several people and wounded several others on Thursday. However, Umpqua Community College has been established as a gun-free zone thanks to a loophole in state law that has made every third-level institution in the state almost entirely gun-free. Here’s how that works.

Currently, only three states—Idaho, Utah and Colorado—allow guns on campuses regardless of school policy. Oregon’s guns-on-campus law is a bit more complicated.

Under state law, “campus carry” is permitted, but each university can set its own policy on whether or not they want to allow firearms. In 2012, after the state legislature failed to pass a bill that would have banned guns on campuses, Oregon’s State Board of Education, which oversees many of the state’s public universities, unanimously approved a policy that bans guns from its campuses, and other institutions followed suit. Additionally, the policy states that anyone who does business with any of the state universities—which includes “students, employees, contractors, people buying tickets to university events or people renting university property,” according to a 2012 article posted on OregonLive.com—must agree to not bring weapons on campus. Anyone who violates this policy cannot be criminally prosecuted, but can face punishment by the university. Students and faculty could face disciplinary action from the university, while contractors risk a breach of contract lawsuit.

The State Board tried to ban guns on campus entirely, but were denied by Oregon’s Court of Appeals. The current policy of the State Board of Education states that people with concealed carry permits are allowed to bring their firearms on campuses, but are not into university buildings, which means a person can roam a campus with a concealed weapon, but if they want to go indoors, they must have somewhere (like the trunk of their car) to store their weapon. Umpqua Community College is not governed by the State Board of Education, but has a similar policy in place.

“Possession, use, or threatened use of firearms (including but not limited to BB guns, air guns, water pistols, and paint guns) ammunition, explosives, dangerous chemicals, or any other objects as weapons on college property, except as expressly authorized by law or college regulations, is prohibited,” according to the college’s code of conduct.

Anonymous said...

The liberal weenie mindset is that more laws equals less crime. That's brilliant. If we lower the speed limit of 70 miles an hour, no one will ever go faster than that. What a simple fix!! Thanks for your input, now get back to work. Those french fries aren't going to cook themselves.

Anonymous said...

Obama lost all credibility when he said that places with more gun laws have less gun violence. Chi-town?
Why are gun control leftists not upset about drunken driving deaths? Hint: A drugged/drunk society is easier to control than an armed one.

Anonymous said...

My only thoughts on the low attendance at the Rangers games was that it is due to it being unbearably hot and they should consider building an indoor stadium. Then I saw that Houston, which has a domed stadium and lead the division a majority of the season, sat even lower in the overall attendance rankings. Maybe Josh was right when he left the first time...

Also, I want to know where the people are getting these unemployment numbers to "debunk" your unemployment numbers. Commentors, can you please site your sources for Real Unemployment and where the hell your 94 million figure came from? Also, if you are considering 325M, are you implying that children should be working too?

-Texan stranded in LA

Anonymous said...

Obummer is worried about gun related deaths, what about the ones killed by abortion?

Anonymous said...

So true. Wake up people.

Sam Brows said...

You can't fix crazy. It can't be done. Consequently, the only option available to address the problem in the manner framed by the President, is the round up all the guns and put the gun manufacturers out of business. It boggles my mind to think some folks actually believe the rights of the ordinary citizen ought to be taken away from them in order to limit the deeds of the crazy citizens. How many people reading this blog have been bullied, picked on or ignored at some point in their lives? Probably the vast majority. And how many of those same people have been involved in school shootings? Zero. Most people experience pain of some sort in their lives, it is the small minority that is unable to process the pain in a way that doesn't require them to take out a large number of innocents as a coping mechanism.

On the Rangers' poor attendance, someone made the point above, and I have to agree, the start of their season was so bad it was hard to get excited about seeing them play. My guy tells me they won't be having a huge problem with unused seats in the playoffs.

Anonymous said...

City employees leaving....check into new cost of city insurance. A fire chief that doesn't stand up for his fireman. City that is controlled by people who own most of the land in the town. Control what and whom come in. Welcome to city politics.

Anonymous said...

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2015/10/roseberg_attack_why_do_americans_care_more_about_mass_shootings_than_inner.html

Good info in this article to show black on black crime is far more pervasive than the random school shooter. It is also something we can do far more to prevent than the lone shooter, but elitist liberals really care far less about minorities than they lead on so long as they have their votes in the bag!

Anonymous said...

If that organization didn't exist, the rights of "America’s gun owners who are using those guns properly" would have been taken away long ago

If unions didn't exist, workers' rights would have been taken away long ago....


???

Rage

Anonymous said...

[Citation needed]

Anonymous said...

Maybe they need to do what I did and get their own education and job. Maybe you do too, and you can stop taking the wife on dates to the Wal Mart cafe.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Can you honestly tell me you think 30% of the country is unemployed?

Rage

Anonymous said...

Rage likes cheap gas. His job is not dependent upon it, because he is not oilfield trash, as the stickers on the trucks they drive identify them.

Rage

Sam Brows said...

Walmart has a café?

Anonymous said...

11:56 - All of my neighbors are home.

Anonymous said...

Barry's referring to Prager as a "simpleton" is all that you need to know about Barry.

Anonymous said...

8;53 A COMPLETE DELUSIONAL IDIOT

Anonymous said...

My cat's breath smells like cat food.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Forget gun control. It is time to take things the other way, Old Testament style. If an individual kills a large group of people or a child, a public executioner squad should immediately (no trial, no warning, no waiting):
1. kill the offender
2. kill his entire family (mom, dad, brothers, sisters, wife, children, etc) to eliminate the bloodline
3. kill everyone on his/her Facebook friends list
4. kill the neighbors on either side of his residential address
5. burn the property
Make folks have some skin in the game. You think folks wouldn't step up in a big hurry if a friend was acting wonky, putting their life at risk? Gun problem eliminated.

Yea, Old Testament style.

DF Abraham & DF Isaac

Anonymous said...

Hey Skippy.
Reference your fear of finding anyone accounting of shooter targeting Christians.
Better not google Anastasia Boylan then.
Just saying..

I am not Sam, but I love green eggs and ham.

Anonymous said...

11:11, Texan stranded in LA. You might want to consider changing your name to "lofo voter stranded where he belongs." The Bureau of Labor Statistics is where the 94 million people out of the work force comes from. I'm not implying that children should be working. I was demonstrating that if you deduct 94 million from 325 million there is no way you can cite an umemployment figure of 5.1 per cent. If you deduct children, retired etc. then the real unemployment number should be a lot higher. Now get back to work. Those french fries aren't going to cook themselves. Enjoy your higher taxes in democratically run California.

Anonymous said...

Rage is not oilfield trash -- he is simply a misguided homosexual.

Anonymous said...

After the most recent school shooting, Obama was quick to contrast mass shootings with the war on terror. He did that because he doesn't want to fight Islamic terror.

Anonymous said...

Rage, I can't honestly tell you that 30% of the country is unemployed but I can tell you honestly that 5.1% is not the real unemployment number. Can you? We all like cheap gas but you probably don't like fracking that is letting you enjoy it.

Anonymous said...

Rage has an Obammy bumper sticker on her Prius.

Anonymous said...

Really? You mean like the liberal weenie Texas legislature that keeps passing more laws and enhancing more crimes to higher levels?

Rage

Anonymous said...

I saw a special on TV by the NRA explaining how they had developed a safety plan to prevent mass shootings at schools. They spent a lot of time patting themselves on the back and telling each other what a good job they did on the plan. Apparently they are not any smarter than the folks who set up gun free zones...........

Anonymous said...

Rhome fall fest was ruined by council member infighting with the new group running for council. The coal miner festival will be fun without the political fighting of Rhome high society. The edc in Decatur is nothing compared to dirty Rhome soap operas.

Anonymous said...

If a person has Asperger's Syndrome should they be forbidden from owning firearms?

Triple Fake... said...

When workers' rights are being threatened, they can sue. The government can (and does) pass laws to protect not only the person involved, but every worker affected, including government employees. The worker wins and others benefit from it.
When gun owners' rights are threatened, it's almost always the government doing the threatening. A small minority may be responsible for the change or enactment of gun laws, but the vast majority of legal gun owners are affected by it as well, even if they did nothing wrong.

Anonymous said...

Isn't it against the law to shoot people? Gun control is windage & elevation. People control is an oppressive government. Why is it that we think as a people that our individual thoughts are better than what is in the good of the group?

Denney Crane said...

Let's see, our government:

sold guns to Mexican border gangs thinking they could identify and curb gang violence. FAIL

created strict gun laws in Chicago to reduce gun violence. FAIL

provide weapons to fight terrorism in the Middle East. FAIL
since it's now documented that they're ending up in the hands of the terrorists

tell our youth and minorities to fight back expecting non-violence FAIL

I do not see this administration doing anything but helping violence escalate...if you think they have program that will work, you haven't been paying attention to their track record.

Anonymous said...

When will the Rx's end so these people will stop flipin out?

Anonymous said...

94 million unemployed, or no longer looking for a job, but could work. Bureau of labor statistics.

325 million total people in the US. Of course many are children or elderly, and not counted in unemployment stats. Therefore, the actual unemployment rate is even higher.

"250,000 new jobs are needed, just to keep up with people entering the work force"...Nancy Pelosi, while GWB was president. Sucks, huh?

Anonymous said...

Maybe we aren't driving fast because we didn't leave in time. Maybe we're driving fast because it is increasingly frustrating trying to drive among a bunch of people who have decided that texting/talking/surfing the web are all more important than orderly transport at high speeds. You know, those people who can't look up from the phone long enough to read that sign that says "Left Lane for Passing Only"/ Those people who can't tear themselves away from the magic screen to look in the rearview mirror.

Or maybe it's just fun driving like a bat out of hell and I don't actually give a damn what you think

Anonymous said...

I think Obammy should make the White House a gun free zone.

Cleverly Disguised said...

I don't think it is ever going to happen and don't think the government wants to take your gun away. But the fact you can go to a gun show and buy any weapon there easier than you can get a driver's license or a voter ID or any other form of "government ID" is beyond stupid. If you think show up with the money and it's yours is OK then You are beyond stupid.

I get the the gang thing and the casual violence in the "hood." Those events usually don't involve someone sitting in class whether it is grammar school or college, in a movie theater or eating lunch at Luby's. I don't know the answer and neither do you but more guns and arming everyone is not it.

The pencil necked Lincoln Rockwells need to get over it. No one lost a thing during Jade Helm.
Get a grip people.

Anonymous said...

Gun Free Zone signs should now be printed in Arabic.

Anonymous said...

Walmarts have cafes?

Anonymous said...

Rage go back to your hole in wall on montrose.

Anonymous said...

Middle. By a million miles.

Anonymous said...

Hey, Barry! Great online Esquire article that takes the Pope - Kim Davis meeting to a whole new level of old school functionaries submarining the Cool Pope. Good church political stuff even if only a little bit is true. Real Godfather Part III kind of Catholic chicanery and plotting. Here is the link:

http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/news/a38440/pope-francis-swindled-kim-davis-meeting/

Have we ever had a retired Pope depose a sitting Pope? No, because we have never had a retired Pope in modern times. Look over your shoulder, Francis. It's a new day, bro.

DF Father Guido Sarducci

Anonymous said...

Rangers have fought since April and are pulling this thing together! You just can't give them credit, can you? Only complain about attendance??? I'd like to see you pull 30,000 for 81 nights. #nevereverquit

Anonymous said...

@Mr Crane:

"sold guns to Mexican border gangs thinking they could identify and curb gang violence. FAIL"

Mexican Gang took sold weapon and killed one of my brothers (Brian Terry). FAIL

Anonymous said...

I don't believe a president, liberal government, and media that supports killing more than a million unborn children every year has any business speaking about gun control issues. The numbers aren't even close.

Anonymous said...

My nephew has aspergers and he is more likely to follow the rules than I am. Things are very black and white to him.