The Campaign For DA

10.06.2015

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts




  • I fixed an office toilet wearing a white shirt and tie before 7:00 a.m. this morning. If that doesn't scoreboard all you, I don't know what will. 
  • Washed up columnist Randy Galloway is the epitome of angry old man syndrome. This is what he wrote in March of this year about the Rangers: "But keeping it real, the ongoing demise of the Rangers actually comes down to one thing, one name. Yes, it’s a curse. The Curse of Jon Daniels . . . But even as the anointed love child of [the owners], there has been no baseball joy for Daniels. Nothing goes right any more."
  • A Hurst cop shot a man last night, handcuffed him, and then the guy died. 
  • I finally read the D Magazine piece about Dallas DA Susan Hawk. It is fantastically frightening. And now I've got to move on to the great Skip Hollandsworth's new article about her in Texas Monthly. #GoneGirl
  • Speaking of crazy,  the changing story about the female dentist shot to death over a month ago in an Uptown parking garage is over the top bizarre.  It's an insane murder for hire story where the female who did the hiring, who just happens to be smokin' hot,  has not been found even though cops know who she is. 
  • But even if you have the same name of a smokin' hot suspect and live in Dallas and have a Facebook page, you would prefer that people would not confuse you with her.
  • Radio host Mark Davis went off on a caller last week yelling, "We can NEVER compromise on the Second Amendment!" Ok, fine. I guess the right to gun ownership is absolute. After all, we don't compromise of the First Amendment either . . .  uh . . . except for libel, threats, disruption of public meetings, child porn, copyright, etc. 
  • I almost want to go to Dealy Plaza today in Dallas as they recreate the setting for the upcoming mini-series based upon Stephen King's book 11-22-63.  But I bet it would be hard to even get close to it. 
  • I wish I could re-live the Friday that Faith Hill shot a music video on the Decatur courthouse square and one of her flunkies told me I couldn't take photos. Really? I'm standing on a public sidewalk and you, who has no more rights than I do, are telling me I can't take a photo? (I did anyway -- although I can't find any of them.) The video is here and any scenes of Decatur happen very early with some CGI trickery. The song was a forgettable one for the movie Pearl Harbor. 
  • South Carolina is in shambles as a headline writer does a bit  . . . 


41 comments:

Andy Stevenson said...

Read the D Magazine article about Susan Hawk. Tri-Delt. Enough said.

Anonymous said...

Why was the toilet wearing a white shirt and a tie?

DF Groucho Marx

Anonymous said...

I can eat Italian food in a white shirt.

Anonymous said...

"epitome of angry old man syndrome"

Takes one to know one BG.

Anonymous said...

Why was the office toilet wearing a shirt and tie?

Triple Fake... said...

If you had fixed a toilet at home like that, it would be impressive. Being the only person in your office who can fix a toilet while wearing a tie and white shirt that early in the morning is not. Consider it a...tie game

Here's a bit of the article from the Hurst shooting:
"officers were scene talking to several residents"
Really?! Are the folks over at WFAA using the Facebook method of proofing articles now?
Oh, and you left out part of the story. The cop performed CPR, and then the perp died.

So the photos you took of the video shoot have vanished. Could you perform that same magic trick for the lame movie?

I bet you would have a pretty good vantage point of Dealey Plaza from that school suppository building, SIR!

Triple Fake Private Snowball

Anonymous said...

Washed up columnist Randy Galloway is the epitome of angry old man syndrome

Angry old men is an old chestnut that you just can't let go of, can you?

Are angry old men burning down cities like Ferguson, MO?

Do angry old men attempt to kill the neighborhood watch guy?

Are angry old men trying to kill the police?

Are angry old men shooting up community colleges?

Did angry old men commit 55 murders in Chicago this past month (September 2015)?

Were you angry when you threatened to welcome kids to the gun show?

wordkyle said...

BG, is Mark Davis unique? Are you going to start calling out all public figures for using overstatement to promote their cause? Is Mark Davis your bugaboo, or is it the Second Amendment?

Sam Brows said...

Just curious about the whole Galloway thing...that's a bit, right? I mean, he's washed up, old and angry because he opined that the Rangers wouldn't do well this season in a March article. Isn't that about the same time that this Blog announced the team would be so bad it wouldn't merit watching a single game? I mean if you're shoveling dirt on a dead team at the same time as Galloway, what's the diff?

Anonymous said...

Is "compromising" on the Second Amendment the same as an executive order? I expect it to happen before Obama leaves office.

Triple Fake... said...

I watched part of the Nightly Show last night and they replayed an interview with Bernie Sanders from a couple of weeks ago. This is paraphrasing part of it:
Wilmore: "People fear the term 'Democratic socialism'. What is that?"
Sanders: "We could learn from Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland. They have free healthcare and free education."
This guy is an idiot, or he thinks we're all idiots. There's no such thing as "free". The socialist fairy is not gonna leave money under our pillows. He should just start every speech with "Once upon a time..."

Anonymous said...

RANDY GALLOWAY IS ENTITLED TO HIS OPINION JUST AS BARRY IS.. IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT DON'T READ IT PERIOD.
EVERYBODY STEP FORWARD THAT BELIEVED WITH JON DANIELS AS THEIR LEADER WOULD EVER WIN ANYTHING.
THE RANGERS REMIND ME OF A HIGH SCHOOL TEAM THEY NEVER GIVE UP AND BELIEVE THEY CAN AND WILL WIN.

GO RANGERS

Anonymous said...

You fixed the toilet in a white shirt...PULEEEZZ....

This chick, wearing all black, just bleach cleaned the office toilet lid, bowl and the floor below it because the man who used it before me dribbled everywhere.

No white spots for me!

Anonymous said...

When the 2nd amendment was written their concept of a gun was a musket that took 30 to 40 seconds to load and fire if you were very good. I also don't see any "well regulated milita" in place just a bunch of individuals demanding the same rights given to said militia. I believe there should be room for some clarification in light of semi-automatics etc. which were not forseen at the time of adoption.

Anonymous said...

Difference in 1st and 2nd...

First does not have that whole, "SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED" thingy.

Sooo, does someone need a dictionary now?

Anonymous said...

Washed up columnist? Where is that coming from? Is that just a troll move? That is an idiotic comment at best.

Anonymous said...

You do know that it is proper procedure and policy to handcuff someone that you are arresting, right? Just because someone is shot doesn't mean that you skip that step. And one more thing, when you are shot, you can die. Just sayin'.

Like I said yesterday, anything simple is hard for a lib to understand.

Anonymous said...

Barry, were you in a hurry this morning because of the toilet? Your random thoughts today are half-baked. The one on the second amendment reads like you had your housekeeper write it for you. Go make some edits man! You are better than this. You'll still be wrong but at least you will have published something is understandable.

Anonymous said...

11:57 - oh, the irony.

Anonymous said...

10:59 -

Relax. We get it; you're excited. But calm down - you're scaring the RTG.

Anonymous said...

Molon labe, asshat.

wordkyle said...

1131 - The Second Amendment is not restricted to muskets. It says "...the right of the people to keep and bear Arms..." Arms, to be used to protect their "natural right of resistance and self-preservation." (h/t Blackstone and the English Bill of Rights)

Anonymous said...

A Hurst cop shot a man last night, handcuffed him, and then the guy died.

Sounds like proper procedure to me.

Diggler said...

Meet us at Dealy plaza on 10/17 for the dfw norml March. The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws will march at 4:20. Hope to see you there.

Anonymous said...

I am wondering how much longer do I have to wait for the Jade Helm apocalypse and mass incarceration to begin. Man, I have housewares to mark down and sales to run. I can't keep those underground tunnels reserved and empty forever.

DF Your Neighborhood Wal-Mart and Secret Detention Center

Bear said...

As for guns:

You can't buy if you are a felon, minor or drug addict. You have to show ID and pass a background check to buy one. Can't be fully automatic. Can't own cannons without special permit. Can't carry in many places even if you have a license to carry. Restrictions on magazine size. If you use one in a crime, the punishment is increased.

Seems like there are a lot of restrictions on guns now.

What else do libs want?

Anonymous said...

@11:31
You are a deep thinker! The musket that your great-great-great-great grandpappy had hanging above the fireplace has certainly been improved upon. But if you will read up a bit, you'll find that the bad guys out there didn't get left behind in this upgrade. So unless you want us law abiding citizens to be using a musket to defend ourselves against the bad guys, and worse, a centralized government telling us every move to make, you might want to re-think your position on gun control and the constitution. I won't hold my breath.

Anonymous said...

First Place Texas Rangers !

Anonymous said...

I agree--Obammy will make an executive order regarding hsi version of gun control before leaving office. Better start stocking up on ammo now.

Lou Brown said...

Randy Galloway kind of gave Jon Daniels some credit in an August 15 article. He still dogged Daniels about his off season moves and opening day roster but did give him credit for the Hamels trade and other roster moves during the season. He was hopeful the Rangers could win the West but only because the West so bad.

I used to love Galloway's columns but now I'm in agreement with you Barry - he has gotten the angry old man syndrome. For the most part I've quit reading him.


http://www.star-telegram.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/randy-galloway/article31201673.html

Bear said...

I like seeing skin that does not see the light of day very often.

Good job today, BG.

Sam Brows said...

Isn't the whole "the framers only had muskets" argument a bit on the tired side? Really, I mean they had a concept of industrial evolution. They understood that at one time there weren't muskets and then, one day there were, so they understood that it was not probable that man had reached the apex of design when it came to the firearm. And yet they worded the 2nd Amendment the way that they worded it. Additionally, the notion that nobody could more frequently than once every 30 or 40 seconds was dismissed as early as 1718 with the Puckett gun which, though flintlock in design, was capable of firing up to nine times a minute.

Anonymous said...

You have to show ID and pass a background check to buy one.

This is false. There's a gun show loophole, and private sales are not regulated. There are also no longer restrictions on magazine size--since, oh, about when W was president.

I am also unaware of any "drug addict" prohibition.

Rage

Anonymous said...

They also understood what a militia was, and it has been defined in the CFR for some time Gun nuts seem to forget the "well regulated militia" part o the 2nd Amendment.

Rage

Anonymous said...

You gun nuts fail to address is the well regulated militia part of the issue. From what I've seen it's not at all well regulated nor a militia.

Anonymous said...

10:59----------------------

Try Valium. It won't make you any smarter but maybe you'll quit yelling.

Anonymous said...


11:31 AM

They didn't have cars or trucks back then either, so, I guess you should just jump into your horse drawn buggy and head on down the highway.

Anonymous said...

Smith, Wesson and I are a well regulated militia.

Anonymous said...

What I want to know is if it is legal for me to buy the Acme Home Nuclear Bomb kit? I want to take out my crazy lawyer neighbor's big backstop net in his rear yard. It is catching low flying satellites and high flying birds.

DF Wile E. Coyote

Anonymous said...

Decatur was a better place back when that video was filmed. That's what I think of when I recall her coming here to do that video.

Anonymous said...

You should have stoped at , I am unaware ,Rage