The Campaign For DA

11.19.2015

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts



  • Another attempted ATM theft -- this time in Irving. The method of operation was the same as yesterday: Steal a vehicle and then smash that vehicle into a convenience store.
  • Our Governor tried to justify trying to keep Syrian refugees by citing to a story on Breitbart.com. I'll say it: I miss Rick Perry.
  • It is estimated that Syrian Refugees could cause 1,184 murders in Texas in one single year. I'm sorry, I got that wrong. That's the number of murders committed in Texas in 2014. The governor might want to focus on that. (By the way, ISIS claims it has killed a total of 800 people this year across three continents. And it's not ISIS we are talking about seeking refuge. We are talking about Syrians fleeing a horrible situation.)
  • I've been told time and time ago I must watch the FX series Fargo and that the second season, which is currently ongoing, is fantastic. I'm assuming the episodes are available online. 
  • There was a 4.7 earthquake in Oklahoma last night which has been reported to have lasted for several seconds. 
  • I left early the other day for work and went back to the bedroom where Mrs. LL was still asleep. She woke up, looked at me, oddly told me my hair looked good, and even more oddly used the Chinese word for "hair". She would go back to sleep and later had no memory of the event. 
  • I'm still not clear on the facts, but a cop tackling a female lawyer from a prominent Dallas law firm in her own Southlake lawn when she was not accused of a crime (her son had smoke weed) will lead to the Southlake PD getting sued
  • I had a nightmare that bagofnothing.com has complained about recently. I actually bolted up from sleep because I dreamed there was a horse in the bedroom and he was leaning down with an open mouth to bite a sleeping Mrs. LL. Now that qualifies as a nightmare.
  • A new lawyer got his feelings hurt by a blogging lawyer and fired off a "cease and desist" letter where he referred to himself in the third person. The response by the blogging lawyer is beyond entertaining.






82 comments:

Anonymous said...

The GOP's continued opposition to Syrian refugees (in spite of 18-24 months vetting) is either opposition for opposition sake, or pandering to the most bigoted of their base. Either way proves they are not ready to govern.

Anonymous said...

and you can always tell the difference between a refugee and a terrorist.....just ask.

Anonymous said...

Re DISD Bond Fiasco

Let's get this straight:

You propose a very specific bond (amount and projects)

You distort those project in the Messenger and on your own website.
(Where are the proofreaders and how long did they have to correct both) so as to pass the bond.

Now you must build what you distorted to "maintain your credibility"

The path to credibility is:

Live up to your proposal particularly the amount: not a dollar more regardless of source of money.

If there is money available in reserves that money needs to go towards the cafeteria/gym at Rann

And speaking of distortion, I don't think they showed us pictures of the activity busses they were buying. The voter assumed they would b e the old yellowdogs.



Anonymous said...

If we take in all refugees that want to flee a terrible situation, we'll overtake China in population in no time.

Anonymous said...

8:43, Why do you have locks on your doors?

Anonymous said...

The Lawyer in the Episode 6 Season 2 (Rhinoceros) of FARGO is amazing! And you will not believe how vicious is the character Peggy Blumquist!

Anonymous said...

I'll bet the 8 Syrians caught at the border sure feel stupid. They traveled thousands of miles mostly on foot to get here and then got caught. If they had only waited a couple of months, Obammy would have flown them here, had a limousine pick them up at the airport, given them 950 a month, free apartment, walmart gift card to furnish it, a social security card and directions on where to vote(straight democratic party, of course).

Anonymous said...

Move them in next door to you then.

Anonymous said...

Barry,

If I gave you a box filled with 10,000 M&Ms and I told you 10 contained poison how many would you eat. Same logic with the Syrians.

Also how many Syrians are their fellow Muslims in Saudi Arabia taking in? None!! If they won't take them why should we.

The USA has NO obligation to take in immigrants, regardless of their situation. We should be screening ALL immigrants and only letting in those that are value added for America.

Hawg Wire

Anonymous said...

Thousands of people have been killed by Islamic State in Syria in and Iraq this year in mass executions, bombings and other attacks.

Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/news/nation-world/world/article45450675.html#storylink=cpy

Anonymous said...

800?

Anonymous said...

Are those attempted ATM thefts ever successful? I don't think I've ever heard of someone succeeding.

Anonymous said...

I understand that the Pope mentioned recently that some other Mid-Easterner's, Joseph and Mary, were refugees when she gave birth to her first child. Following the Golden Rule requires an awareness that the ball is always in your court! Rant about that or maybe think about walking the walk. PAX!

Anonymous said...

Regarding the blogging lawyer & the cease and desist letter:
What the heck is Texas law Chapter 18A Section 1.1? Is this lawyer humor?

DF Judd for the Defense

wordkyle said...

Do you pick up hitchhikers? Just curious.

And your horse dream is completely racist.

Anonymous said...

The TV series Fargo is greatness! Watch it from the beginning. Didn't think anything could be as good as the movie, but it is.

DF Sheriff Marge Gunderson
By Golly!

Anonymous said...

I understand that the Pope mentioned recently something about abortion also but the liberals ignore the Pope on that one because to them it's a sacred cow and their God given right.

Anonymous said...

Well, it looks like the Reserve Fund will be spent this year in Southlake. Thanks, Southlake PD.

DF Southlake City Bookkeeper

Anonymous said...

white lives matter

Anonymous said...

And we give a rat's ass what the pope says?

Anonymous said...

If the JV team has only killed 800 people then why the refugee crisis? Sounds like it's not that big of a deal.

Anonymous said...

Even if there are no terrorists in this group of people Obama wants to bring here, I still wouldn't want them. These are not people yearning to be free. They are from a Muslim country that doesn't care about the way of life in this country. As a matter of a fact, after they have been here for a brief time, the joy of being away from the cesspool that they left will wear off. And immediately after it does, they will start to work on changing this country to the Muslim way of thinking. I'm sick and tired of the immigrants that come to this country and don't even think about assimilation.

And just so I don't have to waste time replying to you liberal fools, go ahead and kiss my ass now!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for that last bullet point. That was a truly glorious smackdown. After reading it, I had to go read the backstory, and the comments. Newbie is sticking to his guns. One of the comments detailed his impertinent response to another person who tried to help. I predict that in five years that guy is either going to be disbarred, have a suspended license, or be out of legal practice because he found another "business" venture that's more lucrative. What an asshat.

Anonymous said...

Syrians fleeing a terrible situation to be living near us forever bearing more Muslim children, using our health care clinics, taking our jobs, going to our schools. Who pays? We do while veterans wait 30 days for an appointment at a VA clinic, American Indians have no heat on their reservation, social security recipients received no increase in 2016, 2 TAP wise county employees are cut. Yes won't assimilate into one culture but want to live under sharia law. Since the Syrians aren't vetted, terrorist will sneak in to kill us and our children, but liberals compassion over rides danger or finial responsibility.

Anonymous said...

NO....of COURSE it's not the son's fault. Even if he had not been entering a neighbor's home at 2 in the morning and smoking weed and the neighbor had not called the cops, his mom would have been held down by a cop. That's what cops do, apparently...they drive around all night long randomly knocking on doors and sitting on women wearing nightshirts, right? That's why, every morning, the news media reports thousands upon thousands of these nightshirt sitting incidents. Can't see where that was necessary in this case, agree. But, the cops weren't there at random. So SOMEBODY got this whole thing started.

Anonymous said...

917 -- Your metaphor ignores the 18-24 month screening process.

Anonymous said...

If ISIS has only killed 800 on 3 continents, then get ready for a mass migration from Chicago where blacks have killed over 400 of their own last year. And the number will probably be higher this year. And don't forget Baltimore, Washington D.C., New Orleans, Philadelphia, Atlanta, St. Louis and Newark.

Anonymous said...

A new lawyer got his feelings hurt by a blogging lawyer

No one is interested in lawyers and their sissy slap fights with each other.

Anonymous said...

1005 is sick and tired of immigrants that will not assimilate to his way of life.

So his solution is to send people to a country in civil war where one ruling party uses chemical weapons on its own civilians and the other ruling party suicide bombs elementary schools? That's cold.

Anonymous said...

Civil Rights my A@#. Those are motorycle gang members. They should have no effing rights.

Anonymous said...

10:05 Well said...

Anonymous said...

Another attempted ATM theft -- this time in Irving.


Typically done by Mexican gangs and cartels.
Yes, they do succeed from time to time.

Anonymous said...

RTG is gorgeous. Well done

Anonymous said...

So what is the Chinese word for Hair and why would either of you know it?

Anonymous said...

Mark Bennet said


"In fact, lawyers have a special public duty to police themselves"

That right there is the problem with America....Lawyers policing themselves? The stupidest thing I have ever read.

Anonymous said...

I love how liberals keep bringing up "what the Pope said" to make a point with Protestants! He's not ours and we don't have to listen to him! F the Pope!

Anonymous said...

10:23, Obammy ignores the 18-24 month screening process also. As we speak, there are 10,000 being brought into New Orleans. Were they vetted 2 years ago before this crisis even started?

Anonymous said...

11:14

Tóufà

Everyone knows that one.

Double Fake Mr. Ed

Anonymous said...

Hey you liberal weenies! Are we vetting your wetbacks that we are allowing in too? If not, why not? Some of them could and probably are cartel members.

Anonymous said...

9:17 said:
"
Also how many Syrians are their fellow Muslims in Saudi Arabia taking in? None!! If they won't take them why should we."


You realize that Saudi Arabia is the land of Mecca and Medina, right? The holy land for Muslilms? And that almost the majority of the 9/11 terrorists were from Saudi Arabia?

So we're going to keep the refugees out, because Saudi Arabia won't take them, something-something-terrorism.

Since when do we base what we do, and what's right, on Saudi Arabia?

Anonymous said...

10:29 - Why won't any of the wealthy Muslim countries take them? They share the same backwards values as the immigrants, so no assimilation is necessary.

Anonymous said...

10:30 -

I'm glad I don't live in your version of America. And I'm fairly certain that you'd be glad you don't live in my version. But here's the great thing about the ACTUAL version of America we live in: we both get to think and say what we want about it.

Of course, only one of our versions looks like fascism.

Anonymous said...

11:49 - What about Quatar, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Oman or Cyprus?

Anonymous said...

11:49 - You have the terrorist respect and gratitude.

Anonymous said...

We have to take in the refugees, how else are they going to bring their caliphate to the West....duh, little pig little pig!

HarveyLee said...

RTG background is my sandy tanning booth.

Anonymous said...

It is as simple as this for the pro refugee crowd...If you are going to bring in refugees then you are dually obligated to restore peace to the region by all means necessary. This is the biggest failure of Obama's foreign policy! If he truly cared about these people he would use our might to end it. But he is too concerned with his own legacy to do the right thing.

I personally don't want to see another war, and I generally favor an isolationist approach but it would just be kicking the can down the road for another president or generation. I agree that Obama inherited much of this and it was created by wars we shouldn't have fought, but at some point you take accountability and look at the future. Simply taking in refugees and maintaining a timid approach to Syria is not going end well.

Anonymous said...

1139 -- The civil war began in 2011 or 2012. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-26116868

Anonymous said...

While I feel sorry/sad for the Syrian refugees ( I truly do), I just don't think it is in the best interest of the United States (its citizens)for them to be allowed entry into the country. Forget the possible terrorist threat for a moment, although I am concerned about it, the fabric of our nation is changing so much that I am afraid that in a few number of years we will just be a shell of what we once were. Like it or not this country was founded on Christian principles (even though our history does reflect behavior that is not of a Christian nature.....i.e. Slavery, treatment of Native Americans, etc.) the same principles that have propelled us to the status we hold in the world today. Too many folks are entering the US with no real regard for the US, our culture, our history, our standards, etc. The era of the New Colossus is no more, those immigrants (my ancestors and yours) were proud to be here and embraced the freedom of our country with an acceptance of our values, culture, etc. Basically, what I am saying is that some cultures simply do not mix well and would be better off not together. Humanitarian aid and some money sent would be okay, but to come here and stay...............not so much. But what the hell do I know, if I was truly smart; I wouldn't be wasting my time with this post.

Anonymous said...

1:25 - Obama didn't "inherit" anything. He wanted the job more than anything and now the world is paying the price.

Anonymous said...

Only 800 killed by ISIS. You think that is nothing. 3 killed by Blue Bell and you think they should be taken totally off the market. Your stupid lawyer rational is showing. Oh, that right. Lawyers can't sue ISIS and get millions. That's why there is a difference in your weenie mind.

Anonymous said...

12:04 That's a fine story right there, I tell ya! Hey, you can tell it again someday to your grandchildren, right before a swarthy man in a shemagh tosses their heads into a pit!

Anonymous said...

All ya'll are worrying bout NOTHING.

We do not have to take in any refugees at all.

Bammy done said just last week that ISIS is contained. He got the sittiation well under control. So them womens and chillens can live in peace, right over there.

Earnest T Bass

wordkyle said...

125 - Don't hold your breath on Obama. He's got a whole bunch of cans kicked down the road not just for the next president, but for every American. Obamacare is already starting to fold like a cheap tent. (You'd think someone would have warned us of this. Remember to thank the nearest Democrat.)

Anonymous said...

I had a dream last night where someone (I don't recall who it was) jumped out of my bed saying earthquake.

Anonymous said...

If I gave you a box filled with 10,000 M&Ms and I told you 10 contained poison how many would you eat. Same logic with the Syrians. -9:17

More Americans are killed by white Christian men than have ever been killed by Syrians. More Americans are killed by police than have ever been killed by Syrians. So about that logic you were speaking of...

Anonymous said...

Fargo is quite possibly the best show ever made for TV. High praise indeed, but well deserved. The cast is beyond fantastic and the writing is truly inspired work. Loaded with Easter eggs and homages to the Coen Brothers body of work, Season 2 of Fargo is a feast for the eyes and mind. It should not be missed. You can find it online at fxnetworks.com. OK, then.

DF Karl Weathers, Esq.

Anonymous said...

Not to quibble, but is the nose on the RTG just a little out of whack? Just wondering.

DF Liberally Lean Reader with Too Much Time on Hands

wordkyle said...

445 - But terrorists posing as Syrian refugees are a real danger, an additional danger to those you mentioned. How logical is it to recklessly and needlessly add to our existing list of known dangers?

Anonymous said...

5:05 - Sounds like you have life figured out.

Anonymous said...

445,

Then by your brilliant logic, you should go on over to Syria, and negotiate a peace deal with them.

Such a fine upstanding group of young men, I am sure you will get along with them just fine. Then of course, you will be away from all the bad ole white men over here in the US. If you go over there to do that negotiating for us, it will take that risk away for you.

I am sure you will be on the next flight out. And thank you for your service.

And thanks for the lessen in logic. Mighty fine.

Anonymous said...

6:01 and 6:31, terrorists posing as peace officers are a real threat and they're already here on our streets killing innocent Americans everyday. Why aren't you doing anything about this proven, well known danger?

Anonymous said...

75% of Syrian refugees are men. Not three year-olds and widows as Dear Leader would have you believe. The refugees in Germany are already telling their hosts how they should dress and live or else. Sounds like the kind of folks we want to live here?

Anonymous said...

It sure is amazing what degree some folks will go in their defense of Islamic terror! It is really getting scary knowing we have so many Americans who apparently not only condone what happened in Paris, on 9/11, in Beirut, etc, but are using these incidents to poke at Western Christians for not being "Christiany" enough!

When Islamic Terrorists blow shit up their American sympathizers toss up their hands and say they aren't really Muslims, just misguided souls, Islam is a peaceful religion. When some nut blows up an abortion clinic it becomes an "ah ha" moment and used paint all Christians as extremists forever more!

Anonymous said...

If someone gave me a box full of M&M's I'd reload a bunch 12 Gauge shells and turn your Muslim lovin' arse into a walking chocolate chip cookie! Then you could add me to your angry white Christian stat sheet and we could celebrate the win-win with kebabs and baklava!!!

Anonymous said...

Muslims do not assimilate when they are resettled. It will cost $5,000 to resettle Syrian refugees over there and cost us $64,000 for 5 years resettlement here. And they keep their culture that does not fit with ours. It has proven not to work in Europe so why would we try it here other than Muslims vote Democrat.

Anonymous said...

900,

I am old, and as such, have had many opportunities to interact with police officers.

They have always been courteous and helpful. Exactly the opposite of the visual evidence of what terrorists are about.

I would expect that most folks who have a different experience should look into a mirror to see the cause of their misery.

wordkyle said...

900- "terrorists posing as police officers" - Do you expect anyone to take you seriously when you start off like that?

Bear said...

@9:32

I was taught that Joseph and Mary were headed to Bethlehem because of the Census. Each household had to return to the City of their birth to be counted. I don't think that is the same as a refugee.

Anonymous said...

8:41 do you pay attention to the stories in the news or are you just being obtuse?

https://reason.com/blog/2015/11/16/man-slams-doors-on-cops-who-had-no-warra

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/ca2ead6b37fa4ba1ac62435db97147ec/officials-boy-killed-after-city-marshals-shoot-vehicle

http://www.newsweek.com/new-jersey-policemen-convicted-official-misconduct-391683

http://gothamist.com/2015/11/04/cop_killer_directions_brutality.php

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/homan-square-revealed-how-chicago-police-disappeared-7000-people/ar-AAfCnJx?li=AAa0dzB

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3321530/Young-black-man-shot-head-Minneapolis-police-dies-amid-mounting-protests-circumstances-death-claims-handcuffs.html

That's just a handful of examples I found in 5 minutes. If you think cops are all Joe Friday, Pete Malloy or Andy Taylor, you're sadly mistaken. If killing innocent civilians makes you a terrorist I'd say they fit the bill. Or as the old saying goes, "if the shoe fits". Just using your logic, don't blame me if it's rotten logic.

Anonymous said...

10:09 Is strawmanning like a mudderfudger! Yeah, there are good cops and bad cops, but there aren't ANY good terrorists! Also police are a necessity in a civil society, terrorists aren't! Now get back to work, them fries aren't going to cook themselves!

Anonymous said...

There are good Syrians and there are bad Syrians. There are good Muslims and bad Muslims. I'm pointing out the logic 6:01 and 6:31 are using is flawed.

Anonymous said...

116,

Nobody made any blanket statements about Muslims or Syrians.

On the other hand, you DID make a blanket statement about cops.

You are guilty of flawed logic.

wordkyle said...

1009 - Again, your comparing cops to terrorists makes it impossible for anyone to take you seriously. The cops in your stories will be investigated and punished, if appropriate, for their crimes by the very system that they are part of, and whose rules they (may have) violated. Terrorists, on the other hand, commit their atrocities as part of their training, in accordance with their ethos, and reap rewards (if they survive) for their actions.

The difference is stark and obvious. But I'll bet you knew that already, didn't you? Only a troll or someone incredibly stupid would try to make the comparison you made, especially in public where other people could see it.

Anonymous said...

Feel free to quote the blanket statement where I said all police were terrorists. I used the same '10 poison M&M's' logic.

Anonymous said...

Wordkyle, those are the cops that got caught. What about the ones that "The Thin Blue Line" rally behind and never get caught. You aren't going to say that's never happened are you? Your 10 poison M&M's is pure hyperbole and you know it. Try a better analogy or just less hate.

How about comparing white Christian males vs Syrians? You won't like that body count, either.

Anonymous said...

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/orange-692665-attorney-county.html
Former prosecutors seek federal probe of O.C. justice system over use of jailhouse informants

“It is fair to say that the criminal justice system in Orange County is in a state of crisis: charges in extremely serious cases have been reduced or dismissed; violent crimes – including murders – have gone entirely uninvestigated; to date, four law enforcement officers have refused to testify in pending criminal matters, citing their Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination; and at least one prosecutor has been found by a court to have given ‘incredible’ testimony under oath. More troubling still, this all appears to be the tip of the iceberg.”

“Failure to turn over exculpatory evidence can lead to wrongful convictions. Without a comprehensive investigation, we’ll never know how many convictions were wrongfully obtained in Orange County,”

wordkyle said...

835 - a) Address your "M&M's" remarks to the right person. b) You chose your own examples. If they don't work to make your point, whose fault is that? c) My comments stand. The justice system is designed to punish wrongdoers, not encourage and reward them. The more you try to defend your comparison, the more ridiculous it (and you) becomes.

Anonymous said...

I was addressing the correct person. If you refuse to apply the same test to a different group because you don't like the results is it my fault your test is faulty?

Still haven't heard your numbers on white Christian males vs Syrians. Is the math too hard or too simple?

Anonymous said...

White Christians vs Syrians responsible for deaths in the continental United States. What is it total Wordkyle? Is the math too hard for you?

Anonymous said...

A candid conversation between two San Antonio police officers when they didn’t know their own dashcam was rolling could do some damage to criminal cases in Bexar County.

That was in the early morning hours of October 7, 2013. The lengthy recording didn’t surface until the DWI case went to court and prosecutors turned it over to the suspect’s legal team at Hoelscher Law Office.

Attorney Joe Hoelscher says a rookie is behind the wheel and a veteran officer is training him on DWI patrols.

The veteran encourages the rookie to put pedal to the metal.

"Nothing wrong with speeding. Get it up to 100,” the veteran says.

"Right now?" the rookie asks.

"Yeah, f*** it,” the veteran responds.

The conversation turns to what to do if an officer is caught breaking the law.

"I've seen officers stop. I've arrested officers before. I've let officers go. It all depends. Discretion, whatever you want to call it,” the veteran says.

The veteran officer describes what can happen if you do arrest another officer.

"I guarantee the first time you make an arrest of an officer, people are going to look at you weird. Hey, I don't trust that guy. And that will get around,” the veteran says.

Later, he makes a joke about rape cases.

"Same way I would be if you told me to do a rape [case] right now. I'd probably be like, hey, did you enjoy it?” the veteran says.

“Right, like ask some awesome key questions,” the rookie responds.

"What did it taste like? Was he wearing a condom? Things that you shouldn't probably ask,” the veteran says.

The police department identifies the veteran as David Luther, an officer with high marks on his annual evaluations who has been commended for his work on big cases.

"I think the number one thing that just shocked us was that David Luther was considered the number one DWI cop and DWI trainer in San Antonio,” Hoelscher says.

News 4 asked Officer Luther if he wanted to share his side of the story. Through his supervisor he told us he did not want to do an interview.

Here's the link for you Wordy:
http://news4sanantonio.com/m/news/features/top-stories/stories/Exclusive-Candid-conversation-on-police-patrol-234199.shtml#.Vld87q6rT-b

I see you still haven't tallied the white Christians vs Syrians yet, either.

Anonymous said...

You're going to have to add a few more to the white Christian's total Wordy.