The Campaign For DA

10.27.2015

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts





  • The Star-Telegram has a story behind a paywall which is fascinating: There was a 1976 killing in Blue Mound where four family members, including a six year old boy, were killed as they were getting ready for bed. I had never heard of that story. It almost sounds like In Cold Blood. (Sidenote: Blue Mound has a police department?)
  • Here's a tech trick to get to any Star-Telegram story behind a paywall. Hit the "stop button" or "x" once the page appears but the ads are still loading. I'm just a dumb country lawyer, but even I figured that out. 
  • Most unusual bullet point ever: If someone was trying to send me a message yesterday, it was received.
  • I love Junior Miller of The Ticket but he actually said this morning that we all need a GPS chip installed so the police could monitor us and more easily solve crimes. Good lord. 
  • Mark Cuban was on The Ticket this morning hyping the Mavericks upcoming season. I've said it for over a decade: He is a snake oil salesman who has been somewhat lucky because of Dirk. And now Dirk is essentially gone. (And he actually plugged ticket sales, the price, and how to get them. That had to be a condition of him appearing in The Ticket.) 
  • I can't tell you the number of times I've watched the "Police Bus" video that I posted yesterday. That is crazy. 
  • I wrote about the jogger killed on the trail I once jogged on during an organized race and even said, "Heck, that guy sounds like me." His wife killed herself yesterday. 


22 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow, guy in the blue swimsuit is very scary.

Anonymous said...

Yes, it is crazy that you have watched the police bus video multiple times.
Why aren't you raving about unmarked cars?
And have you actually seen people full on texting and swerving in the fast lane of an interstate?
I have and I have no problem with the bus.
Take off your foil hat Barry.

Anonymous said...

Oooohhh!
Look at that banana hammock behind RTG!

DF Michael Sam

Anonymous said...

Nice Banana Hammock.....

DF Rage

Anonymous said...

Most of us already have that GPS chip installed on us...it's called your smart phone. Kind scary, huh?

Anonymous said...

Barry: in the same sentence you used the words "bullet" and "(message) received", do you need protection?
"I do not agree with what you have to say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it".

HarveyLee said...

There is a guy behind the RTG?

Triple Fake... said...

What if someone was trying to send you two messages, or two or more people were trying to send one message each? Or are you talking about a subliminal sort of thing?

Being at the scene of a crime doesn't make you guilty of anything. There would still have to be proof that you committed a crime.
And I'm not in favor of GPS tracking or any other location method to monitor the general public's movements. That's an invasion of privacy on the highest order

Why wouldn't Blue Mound have a police force? Even back then, they were small but incorporated. And having spent lots of time in that area then, I recall the police station was in a very small building, about 20x20, and there were only a few officers on the force. Fort Worth did not surround them until later, and they would have had to rely on the SO or Saginaw for protection.
And they can't pin anything on me, because GPS tracking hadn't been invented yet!

Anonymous said...

Hey look, Barry. Ted Cruz and others buy their own books in bulk in order to make them top-sellers.

http://www.csmonitor.com/Books/chapter-and-verse/2015/1023/Why-Ted-Cruz-Ben-Carson-are-bulk-buying-copies-of-their-own-books

Anonymous said...

There was a 1976 killing in Blue Mound

What were you doing in 1976, Barry Green? Were you doing the disco, Barry Green? You like the disco, eh? You like the disco, Barry Green?

Anonymous said...

Damn you. I hope you burn in hell.

Rage

Anonymous said...

I have asked repeatedly for equal time on here, and by accident, I was almost granted my wish! I get so sick of all the RTG and asked for RTM...Give the men equal time for your women readers! I think in this world of "equal rights" all the media exploits should prove my point! Women want equal time on here! More Banana Hammocks PLEASE! It's only fair! Equality on the pictures!

Anonymous said...

Please learn to crop photos. We didn't need to see old "Tater"!

Anonymous said...

I love me some blue Speedo. Boioioioiong!!!

DF wordkyle

Anonymous said...

Musers also made a generic comment about criminal defense attorneys pulling out their bag of tricks. That is very telling about how society feels about the accused and the Constitution. Essentially, the constitutional protections that we are entitled to is now a "bag of tricks" to be used by attorneys to "get people off". Down the slippery slope we go.

DF Felix the Cat

Anonymous said...

I hope the guy behind the RTG is OK. I think he has a squirrel in his swim suit! He may want to get checked out for rabies

Anonymous said...

Processed meat causes cancer? Nah.

DF Herd Burger

Anonymous said...

Barry remembers when he believed that he was right.

Bear said...

Daniel Day Lewis (from yesterday).

Anonymous said...

Mark Cuban was on The Ticket this morning hyping the Mavericks upcoming season. I've said it for over a decade: He is a snake oil salesman who has been somewhat lucky because of Dirk. And now Dirk is essentially gone. (And he actually plugged ticket sales, the price, and how to get them. That had to be a condition of him appearing in The Ticket.)

So what...he is successful and popular and you put drunks back behind the wheel. Hmmm who do I respect?

Drunk Behind the Wheel said...

Did you take time out of your day to visit Cubans' blog?

Anonymous said...

A call back to your Midland Lee football game.

Their Band’s motto - "Nothing we have done in the past will ever be good enough again."

I think I get what they’re trying to say but surely there was a better way.