The Campaign For DA

10.28.2015

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts



  • I forgot to mention yesterday that at dawn there was still a visible full moon in west and clouds in the east that had the orange "under belly". 
  • I finally watched the police officer "launching" that kid in school. Good grief.
  • The general thought is if I ran for political office that I might not succeed. Then again, I've never been a guy who had a job paid for by the Wise County taxpayer, decided to run for judge in Tarrant County, spend $109,450.06 in a campaign, and then finish third in the Republican primary with 13.8% of the vote. Heck, what do I know about politics? What have I ever won? 
  • If I hear one more thing about Blue Bell on the news I will lose it. 
  • I've dogged radio guy Mark Davis to no end and then last week he earnestly celebrates Natalie Merchant's birthday with his return music. I had mentioned Merchant the other day and that I love her voice so much that I went to see her in the Bass Hall.
  • Craziest story ever?: There was a car explosion outside of a bank in Plano last night and police "believe [it was caused by] the person in the car was using an inhaler filled with nitrous oxide, sometimes referred to as whippits.
  • I didn't watch a second of it but apparently Fox lost the video feed of World Series Game #1 last night. How is that possible in this technological day and time?
  • I get a weird feel from local radio and TV news people that they are fed up with their corporate bosses more than ever before. That would also explain the recent mass exodus of news people from their jobs and going into the PR business. 
  • Speaking of local news, my schedule has changed in the morning so now I get to watch more TV news. I'll say what I a few months back: Jenny Anchondo is pretty, pretty hot. 
  • Donald Trump is behind in the polls in the first race of the GOP in Iowa and tells a crowd in a different state, "What are [those Iowa voters] thinking?" He's either crazy or a political genius. 





51 comments:

Anonymous said...

I heard it this morning, winner of Iowa doesn't win the nomination.

He should probably be glad he's losing in the polls there.

Anonymous said...

police officer "launching" that kid in school...

A lot of the time, those cops get assigned that duty because they're up shits creek with their boss. It's a recipe for disaster.

Anonymous said...

Jenny Anchondo - too much gum in her smile and too much nose on her face for me.

Anonymous said...

I do have to wonder what would be said if the officer was black and the student was white.

Anonymous said...

1) Fiona Gorostiza
2) Megan Henderson
3) Lauren "Man Head" Przybyl
4) Jenny Anochondo

Anonymous said...

My dad owned a Whippet back in the old days.

Anonymous said...

The force the officer used was more than typically needed for a peaceful teenage girl sitting or standing, But getting a hostile teenage girl out of a chair when she's got her body and legs snaked around the classroom chair isn't going to be a normal removal.... it's going to to likely end up with the chair flying and her on the floor in some respect.... no matter how it's done.

She refused to get up and leave when asked by 3 people. Force is necessary and it's not going to be pretty.

Seymore said...

The student was told to leave the class and refused. It would have never happened to me because when I was in school, I feared not doing what I was told.

Anonymous said...

They only show the last part of the video. They leave out the confrontations with the teacher, then with the principal before the officer was called. They leave out the officer asking them to get up and leave. When they refuse, that's what happens.

Anonymous said...

She disrupted the class and defied the teacher. They all waited until he got there, then she defied the principle. They waited until he got there, then she defied the cop. She went through 3 levels of authority, and the only other one is a squad of officers from off campus. How long would you have the classroom all wait? After repeatedly defying the officer, he told her he was going to remove her from the chair. His attempt was not over the top, after she punched his face/neck with a closed fist twice, then pitched backwards, then latched her legs onto the desk, he used enough force to separate her from the desk. It looks horrible, but everyone, including the cop, acted appropriately. She stepwise escalated it to that point. It is sad indeed that the officer's actions are the center of the discussion.

Anonymous said...

9:05 - Here's something close: Black student body-slamming a white principal.

http://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2015/10/28/principal-body-slammed-cafeteria-fight.ktxl/video/playlists/caught-on-camera/

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Whippit...Whippit good.

DF Devo

Anonymous said...

Orange under belly? Are you talking about the moon or today's RTG?

DF Neil deGrasse Tyson

Anonymous said...

What have I ever won?

In your twenties you had 4 jobs? You failed once in Dallas and twice in Fort Worth and then ran home to Wise County. People generally move to small towns when they are nearing the end of their careers. Downward & Backward. The Barry Green Story.

Winning also requires a risk of losing. You couldn't lose because of your family's name and money. You became District Attorney because your name was on a store and a bank. Big deal.

You act as if you overcame all sort of obstacles to become a small town drunk driving lawyer. Haha. Good one, bro.

Anonymous said...

9:21 you are correct in your observation. At this point what choice is there? let her take over the school? do whatever the hell she wants? (in that case she should stay home). A physical confrontation is not an easy thing to watch, but unfortunately sometimes these things are necessary. I get the feeling Mr. Green is like the French, can't wait to give up, because fighting may get messy.

Anonymous said...

Green is like the French, promptly give up, because a physical confrontation, may get "messy"

Anonymous said...

Can't believe you let the let's secede from the union crazy's meeting pass. Man you are slipping, do you think we could get Rhome to secede from Wise County?

Anonymous said...

More Rhome resignations. What is up with that crazy town?

Anonymous said...

Rhome has gone to shit.

Anonymous said...

Colleen Coyle - now that weather babe is hawt!

Anonymous said...

You're dead right about media people being angry and wanting out.

News agencies, no matter where they are, are full of mismanagement, even the locally owned ones.

Anonymous said...

Police officer has now been fired. Teachers have no power, principals have no power, police have no power. So I guess all those little thugs have the power? Good grief.

Sam Brows said...

Amazing how everyone on this blog supports the cop and his boss, the Sheriff, canned the guy this morning. I'm with everyone here, she was a distraction and the cop was in the right. So i'm curious as to what in the wide, wide world of sports would the sheriff have done differently. I suppose one option would be to pick up the desk and cart it outside the classroom and call her parents to come use enough force to get her out of the chair.

and 9:36...bitter much? Good grief. if that's not a bit, you really need to get a hobby that doesn't include hating on other so much.

Anonymous said...

Rameisha Shade!

Anonymous said...

Is that anything like an orange fupa?

Anonymous said...

9:36 - are you one of Barry's exes? So much anger. Let's talk it out.

DF Dr. Phil

Anonymous said...

Jane McGarry. Hands down winner.

DF Mike Snyder

Anonymous said...

I nominate Whitney Drolen or Tammy Dombeck. Made it nice to be caught in a traffic jam. Miss them greatly.

DF Dead Dick Siegel

Anonymous said...

You guys are all wet. I like a TV lady with meat on her bones. Former KXAS weather person Rebecca Miller for the win.

DF Harold Taft's Ghost

Bear said...

@9:36

Please identify yourself. I would like to know which lawyer to hire next time I need one. BG is certainly not my choice.

Anonymous said...

9:46- What is going on in Decatur? I just read a post on Facebook that an 18 year officer for the City of Decatur is resigning. In this forum I will not name his name but "wow". He is the best cop the city/county/state has ever had. What a huge loss to the citizens of Decatur. What's going on here?

Anonymous said...

10:37, I mostly agree with you. But that hair! Not good.

DF Paul Mitchell

Anonymous said...

"I finally watched the police officer "launching" that kid in school. Good grief."

I see a White House visit and four-year ride to an Ivy coming out of this.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Green,

Nitrous Oxide, better known as laughing gas, is not flammable or explosive.

The chemical mentioned in the story, difluorothane is highly flammable.

Double Fake Mr. Leonard

Anonymous said...

1:06 I smell a rat when it comes to what is happening in local law enforcement. First the cop accused of taking nude pics and the ensuing hush hush. Then Barry's big non announcement of a courthouse atrocity a while back. Now two abrupt high profile resignations. And I think we can go all the way back to the court reporter case that also got real quiet despite the unusual facts of the case involving his access to certain law enforcement facilities. Powerful locals are keeping a lid on something big!!!

John Holmes' Ghost said...

rtg is ok as long as i dont look at that face...

Jenny looks like Jamie Elle's sister

Anonymous said...

Bear, pick Barry or go outside the county for representation. The remaining lawyers are far too cozy with the DA and county prosecutors office. They almost operate as a de facto wing of the prosecution.

Barry will give you a fair defense without passing judgement on you. Just like a good surgeon, you don't have to like the man's politics or bedside manner, just that he is 100 % true to his oath. If you find yourself in trouble you don't want good ol' boy lawyers whose ties to the community define their careers, you want a pure legal idealogue in your corner. And the topside is he still maintains an excellent working relationship with the good ol' boy network that surrounds him.

Anonymous said...

Ali Turiano makes the barometric pressure in my shorts rise.

DF Fil Alvarado

sparkerr said...

I read today that the student was also living in a foster home and had recently lost her mother. She had multiple injuries from being thrown across the room. She is 16. There had to be a better way. Would you do this to your child? No. Your students are your children during the day.

Anonymous said...

I agree Sparkerr, this could have been resolved in a non violent manner. She still deserved punishment for her disruption but cops do not belong in the roles they are being asked to take on as resource officers. I am for them being present in schools but only in the role as a peace officer.

Trained counselors should have been available for this girl. Or someone with a little common sense handling this. It is simple, get down on her level, ask her what is going on in her life, relate to her, de-escalate the situation, get her out of the classroom and suspend her until she gets the help she needs. Place her and immediate family on a watch list and ban them from buying guns. Handle all troubled kids this way and you eventually get a handle on mass shootings. An undisciplined child is a danger to society, we use to know how to handle this behavior but political correctness and apathy has lead us down a path of stupidity.

Anonymous said...

2:56 - To whom is your question directed? There are a lot of people who would do that to their child if their child behaved that way.

Anonymous said...

1:06 Found it! Sergeant Mike Picha is leaving Decatur PD. Oh my, what a bad day for Decatur citizens. That guy is one of the state's best cops. Always nice and enjoyed what he did. Where did he go. Whomever got him is some lucky folks. City of Decatur will reel this loss. Will Hoskins give the citizens the reasons why he left? Just sorry....

Anonymous said...

4:17 Is that you Michael Pearl? The question was rhetorical for a very good reason, only scumbags would treat their child that way. If your child is acting this way it is likely from previous abuse. Violence begets violence and at this point does nothing to help a troubled child! Compassion and logical punishment are the only way to break the pattern of disobedience.

Anonymous said...

Yea 2:56, that's exactly what I would (and did) to my kids if they flat refused an order. Better that I teach them that lesson than have a cop teach it to them later in life.

Anonymous said...

During Natalie Merchant's concert she stopped during the show and "took" a person's cell phone while they were recording her. Priceless

Anonymous said...

445,

Are you serious? Violence begets violence? Who are you? Dr Spock? Or perhaps Dr Suess.

It is the kids who have NOT been disciplined that cause these problems all over society now. This crap did not happen to any great degree even forty years ago.

It is exactly this "compassionate" bullshit towards kids that have driven society down the freaking tubes today.

Geez we are doomed.

Anonymous said...

6:21, First and foremost you cannot f'ng read bucko!

I never spoke of corporal punishment, which is what I assume you refer to with your Dr Spock nonsense. I'm talking child abuse, beatings and neglect. You think that child is going to be fixed by more beatings by LEO'S when that is what they get at home. We should show compassion for children who are products of bad parents, but I never said we don't punish them when they are disobedient. I said precisely the opposite. I said they should be removed from society and provided help. Some may be too far gone but we should at least try before we slam the door.

I also explicitly stated that an undisciplined child is a danger to society, which you reiterated as if you were making a point I hadn't. I also said this stuff didn't happen years ago and that we were headed toward stupidity because we allow children to stay in bad situations too long. You stole that one as well.

Buddy, you and yours are doomed because you think beating children is the answer to bad behavior. My children are excelling in life and I never beat them up; they only received spankings when warranted. You knocked your kids teeth in and broke their bones and I bet they pay it forward. Their is a special place in hell for you!

And it is proven that violence does beget violence, just look at South Chicago. You would fit in well there.

4:45 & 4:03

Anonymous said...

Is picha the only one leaving?

Anonymous said...

4:45 - You sound like a parenting expert. You should become a foster parent so you can fix the troubled youth in our society.

The "love & logic" approach has its place. I guess for some it just depends how you're defining love and logic. For example, my definition of love doesn't involve labeling other parents as "scumbags."

But to each his own.

DF Illogical and Unloving Scumbag Parent

Anonymous said...

12:05 Well, scumbags condone beating children so just calling it like I see it. You obviously like to see children hurt. I'm no expert, I just don't get using violence against a child as punishment. A light spanking is fine but body slamming a disruptive student who hasn't been physical just disobedient, that crosses a line in most everyone's book!