The Campaign For DA

11.03.2015

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts




  • I'm getting so old that sometimes I'm more curious about the background of the RTG pic than the girl. I wonder where this was taken? 
  • A Frisco mom allegedly got liquored up at a Halloween party in Frisco and drove into a pond. Corby Davidson of the Ticket had a funny line when he said, "I don't know why stuff like that doesn't happen every day. She's probably one of the thousands of women up there married to some contractor who makes a ton of money and sits around drinking Franzia all day." Side note: Kinda Hot
  • A guy named Jose Puentes was sentenced for sending one pound of meth in the mail to Fort Worth by a federal judge. He got 30 years in federal prison. Holy cow. How insane is that? Our drug laws don't need reforming, right? (Side note: The prosecutor's office sent out a press release to brag about it.) 
  • The last Waco biker is out of jail over five months after his arrest and after his bond was reduced to $50,000. Uh, lawyer: He was entitled to a PR bond or a bond he could afford 90 days after arrest if he wasn't indicted. And he not been indicted. 
  • The rest of the Family In The House to me: "Can we have a Chinese student stay with us over Thanksgiving?"  I slowly look up, slowly turn my head towards them, and a huge question mark forms in the air. I'll give you an update. (If that happens, I might check with Donald Trump on how to "deal with him".)
  • I'll probably do a separate post about this but the latest Police State video has emerged and it's from Texas. A guy goes to Godley City Hall to complain about a neighbor, a cop comes out and asks for his ID (the guy has no legal obligation to present it) and initially refuses, the cop eventually tells him to stand up, the guy tries to pull out his ID, is then slow to turn around, gets tazed, and then "charged" with resisting arrest (which he didn't do because the law requires the use of force against the officer.) That officer just lost his job. And he needs to.
  • I believe there is a growing number of some young officers, not the veterans, who believe the rules do not apply to them. And that is what happens when those far up the chain don't hold them accountable because they don't care or, shockingly, sanction unethical/illegal actions.
  • I can't stop laughing about Dez Bryant's monkey (named "Dallas Bryant"). But it got better yesterday at Jason Garrett's press conference when someone asked him a tongue in cheek question about whether he knew about the monkey. Garrett seriously replied: "I have not met Dallas. I've heard stories that he has a monkey. There has been visual evidence of that.'' That's golden. 
  • I watched an episode of All In The Family the other day. Verdict: It was very, very funny. But it was funnier because of the shock value of the non-PC things that were in the script that would never be on regular TV today.
  • WBAP's Hal Jay is really named Hal Harbuck?  And I saw a guy joke somewhere that his wheeze laugh sounds like Mutley. (I realize there may be 1% of you who have ever heard of Mutley and less than that have heard of Hal Jay.)
  • Hot Sports Opinions: (1) When the official college playoff rankings come out tonight, Baylor will be #5, (2) TCU's Trevone Boykin is the best player in the country, (3) There is nothing weirder than TCU's coach Gary Patterson asking the West Virginia coach immediately after TCU's win against them, "What are our chances against Baylor?" Uh, coach, you have Oklahoma and Oklahoma State on your schedule before Baylor. 
  • Special note to Dennis Prager fan: I flipped over to him yesterday and he was dogging some politician (Hillary?) and said something along the lines of "if your leaders aren't truthful, it will lead to the downfall of society." (I am certain about the last three words.) Then he read an ad for a cream that cures arthritis pain. 
  • If I see one more story about Blue Blue . . .  oh no . . . 


52 comments:

Anonymous said...



it looks like Lake Mead.

Anonymous said...

It's Hoover Dam. Ma'am.

Anonymous said...

The RTG setting - looks like Lake Mead with Hoover dam in the background to me.

Anonymous said...

looks to be lake powell with the hoover dam in the background, https://www.google.com/search?q=lake+powell+hoover+dam&biw=1920&bih=935&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&sqi=2&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAmoVChMIquv-3b_0yAIVyXM-Ch20bwty

SpanishWarDonkey said...

It's Lake Mead. You can see Hoover Dam behind her and beyond that the new bypass bridge.

They've lowered qualifications for a lot of police departments the last few decades from what I've read. These are the guys that were too lazy, or even scarier, too dumb to work in the oilfields, factories, insert blue collar job here. It's a small minority to be sure, but with the 24-hour news cycle, it's not going to get any better. Couple that with a stagnant economy and lack of opportunities for folks and you get problems.

Anonymous said...

Beginning to wonder--That is Hoover Dam in the background of RTG with the new bridge and the distinctive water line. Thought you'd know that counselor.

Anonymous said...

RTG pic is at Lake Meade.

Anonymous said...

Lake Mead

Anonymous said...

You can beat the rap, but you can't beat the ride. Cops know this and know their will cover for them superiors will 99 times out of 100. This is why cops hate the video camera. It's screwing up their bit.

Anonymous said...

Lake Mead

Anonymous said...

You've probably already gotten a 100 or so answers to your "where was that picture taken" question, but here's #101. Lake Mead. Looking toward Hoover Dam.

Anonymous said...

Barry's attacks on Prager are pathetic.

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/osteoarthritis/in-depth/pain-medications/art-20045899

Sean Elliott's Dirty Dead Kidney said...

Answering Bullit Point 1: It looks like Lake Mead. I base that on what appear to be the Art Deco turrets of Hoover Dam.

Anonymous said...

I should have used FedEx.

DF Jose Puentes

Anonymous said...

Here is a powerful excerpt from the Sept 2015 Atlantic article about the Waco biker arrests and corresponding gag order:

"If it turns out that some of the bikers in Waco died from police bullets, authorities will have shot people dead, arrested all the witnesses, and prohibited them from speaking out under penalty of contempt."

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2015/09/in-the-waco-shootout-police-bullets-hit-bikers/406534/

Anonymous said...

A guy named Jose Puentes was sentenced for sending one pound of meth in the mail to Fort Worth by a federal judge.

I don't know about the drug laws but your ability to construct a thought and put it in a sentence should be reformed.

Anonymous said...

1. I would agree that RTG is at Lake Mead.
2. I have no problem with drug sentencing, probably wasn't long enough. My parents always told me if I got thrown in jail, to call someone else. I believed them. You break the law; you suffer the consequences.

Anonymous said...

Yesterdays RTG was Guatape, Colombia. BTW

Anonymous said...

I'll buy Blue Bell. I wasn't afraid of it when they pulled it from the stores.

Anonymous said...

Corby Davidson of the Ticket had a funny line...

Country Club Corby doesn't have funny lines and the one you posted is no exception. Country Club Corby is dumber than Greggo and that, my friends, is saying something.

Triple Fake... said...

the issue of being truthful tied to a cure for arthritis pain is muddled somewhat by saying "cures arthritis pain."
I have no doubt there is a product that eases or eliminates pain associated with arthritis, but pain isn't an illness, therefore it cannot be cured. Plus, there's the subtle suggestion that the product cures arthritis and not just the pain

The guy shipping meth to an undercover agent does need to spend some time in prison. He's just that dumb. But how long will he actually be there for a 30 year sentence?

Anonymous said...

Is it too late to say the pic is from Lake Mead? No? Great.

The pic is from Lake Mead.

Anonymous said...

I'm getting so old that sometimes I'm more curious about the background of the RTG pic than the girl. I wonder where this was taken?

I'm the same way. I almost always wonder where they are vacationing.
Plus, 98% of all your women are skanky looking.

Anonymous said...

That officer just lost his job. And he needs to.


I agree!

Anonymous said...

No word on the Rhome tax rollback?

Anonymous said...

Holy cow. How insane is that? Disproportionate maybe. I can partly understand liberals' fixation with cannabis decrim/legalization - it's a plant. But meth? It's a complete scourge on society. You must be kidding/trolling, right?

WBAP's Hal Jay is really named Hal Harbuck? Wow, great detective work there, Banacek. You're 52 years old, raised in North Texas, and this is news to you? It's not like he doesn't talk about one or the other of his sons, with last name, frequently. If that was surprising to you, here's another newsflash: Ron Chapman's first name is really Ralph.

If I see one more story about Blue Blue... Surely you - hardest working man in the news biz - can't be so clueless about media and the relationship with advertisers. Advertising aside, nor can you be so naïve to not understand the notion of boosterism: Texas brand/Texas pride, Metroplex financier - Duh!, it's going to be reported, whether you get your panties in a wad or not.


Anonymous said...

Hey Bu...

Blue Blue?

Double Fake Your Boy Blue

Anonymous said...

Triple Fake -- What's your basis for saying that Puentes should spend MORE time in prison than 30 years? He is, as far as I know, a nonviolent, first-time drug offender.

Anonymous said...

9:21...wow, you brought memories of my parents and I (damn allergies are acting up)at that location, we toured the town before it was flooded to construct the dam. I promised myself when I was older (my parents wouldn't let me do it) I would climb El Penon, I hope one day to fulfill that promise.

Anonymous said...

All crystal methodist dealers should get the death penalty for all the lives they have destroyed. That's how I would reform the drug laws.

wordkyle said...

"A guy named Jose Puentes was sentenced..." Calling for a reform of drug laws based on the sparse information given is sort of extreme, isn't it, counselor? The crime itself doesn't seem to be a "first time purchase for his own personal use" kind of thing. We don't know what else he got caught doing, what deal the prosecutors might have offered him, or what else Mr. Puentes has been convicted of prior to this. This may be a miscarriage of justice after all, or it may be exactly what the guy deserves. Insufficient information to know which.

John Holmes' Ghost said...

dont really care wher the pic was shot.. all i care is how can i motorboat that Audrey Bitoni look-a-like's floaties...Brrbbrrbbr-bub bub bub bub

Oh and that drunk hootie who drove her Acura into the pond sure looks like Shy Love.

Anonymous said...

Dick Dastardly and Mutley. Penelope Pitstop

Anonymous said...

9:31, I agree, it wasn't funny at all. I heard Corby say that and thought to myself, what a dumbass. Then I realized that I was a dumbass for listening to him and changed the station.

Anonymous said...

The cop is an idiot. He didn't need to see any ID. But the citizen is not too bright either. When you suddenly jump up and make a threatening move toward the cop, all bets are off. You can offer the ID all you want but the cop is not coming out of arrest mode until he has cuffs on you. Better outcome is; Don't show the ID and keep your seat. Stay calm and tell the office your are not required to show your ID. Stay seated. The cop will eventually back down or he will have himself and his department in a lawsuit. Easy money.

Bear said...

@9:21

Unless you are a cop or politician.

Anonymous said...

Boykin is awesome, but I believe Fournette is right there with him. The Heisman winner will be which ever one propels their team deeper in the hunt. LSU will likely lose to Alabama this weekend.

DF Verne Lundquist

Anonymous said...

Relief Factor does not claim to "cure" arthritis. Barry is comfortable lying about what Prager says.

Anonymous said...

How do you not recognize Lake Mead?!? I've been there once in my life, just when driving across the Hoover Dam, and it's pretty obvious.

Anonymous said...

10:40 got it right. When the big tall guy stood up towering two feet over the little short cop...the cop got scared and decided oh yeah you are going to jail and I will need my taser for that job...end of story. The stupid guy asked for it when he stood up.

Anonymous said...

"Officers then arrested the mother and charged her with two counts of Driving While Intoxicated with a Child Passenger, a state jail felony.

Rodiles was taken to jail, and her bond was set at $2,000."


TWO state jail felonies endangering children, and she only got $2k in bond? That's pretty, pretty, pretty low. But what the hell-- it's just to secure her attendance at trial.

Anonymous said...

"A guy named Jose Puentes was sentenced for sending one pound of meth in the mail to Fort Worth by a federal judge. He got 30 years in federal prison. Holy cow. How insane is that? Our drug laws don't need reforming, right? (Side note: The prosecutor's office sent out a press release to brag about it.)"

First, did they charge the federal judge? (Your wording is odd.)
Second, why shouldn't the prosecutor be proud of getting a big sentence in a major felony distribution case?
Third, you're damned right the drug laws need re-vamping. Under Texas state law, that would have been a First Degree Felony. I don't know the federal law, but it's close to the same. A First Degree Felony should be for raping a child, or pushing your grandmother down the stairs, or shooting someone while robbing them. We have gotten completely out of hand with our view of criminal justice being only to incarcerate, and incarcerate longer. That's not the prosecutor's fault, and it's not the cops' faults.

Anonymous said...

My hot sports opinion. 1. Ohio State 2. Clemson 3. LSU 4. Alabama 5. Baylor 6. Michigan State 7. Notre Dame 8. TCU 9. Iowa 10. Oklahoma State.

Rudy was offsides!

Triple Fake... said...

What's your basis for saying that I said he should spend more than thirty years in prison? I'm merely curious about how much of that thirty years he will actually have to serve.

Anonymous said...

Wasn't yesterday's RTG photo at Steele Island?

Anonymous said...

"I'll probably do a separate post about this but the latest Police State video has emerged and it's from Texas. A guy goes to Godley City Hall to complain about a neighbor, a cop comes out and asks for his ID (the guy has no legal obligation to present it) and initially refuses, the cop eventually tells him to stand up, the guy tries to pull out his ID, is then slow to turn around, gets tazed, and then "charged" with resisting arrest (which he didn't do because the law requires the use of force against the officer.) That officer just lost his job. And he needs to."

No, Barry Green, that's not an example of Police State. That's an individual example of police misconduct, which was appropriately handled.

Please answer this question: Are you capable of seeing the difference?

Anonymous said...

Jose won't spend anytime in jail. Obammy is busy letting criminals out of prison faster than we can send them there.

Anonymous said...

Check Your Email Barry!

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Anonymous said...

I thought Relief Factor was a spinoff of Fear Factor?

DF Joe Rogan

Denney Crane said...

"I believe there is a growing number of some young officers, not the veterans, who believe the rules do not apply to them."

Excuse me? I am under the impression that the majority of Americans don't believe the rules apply to them. LEO's being one small segment.

Anonymous said...

Area sports teams, all private, for-profit organizations wanting nothing more than to sell, sell, sell to all of us in DFW, get "free" coverage every day in a special section of the newspaper, even. So a few days of a different private, for-profit organization getting coverage is a huge deal?