The Campaign For DA

12.07.2015

Random Monday Morning Thoughts


  • The Senior In The House walked by the  TV while I was watching Pulp Fiction and saw the long haired John Travolta. She asked me, earnestly, "Are you watching Dracula?"
  • Watching President Obama address the nation last night and thinking that Trump is the leading GOP candidate made me also think the election is already over. 
  • The Star Wars promos intertwined with commercials for Christmas is getting beyond painful.
  • I think I'm becoming obsessed with Keith Craft and his Elevate Life church. In my opinion, that guy is a fraud of the highest order. And, by the way, a horrible preacher (and a worse dresser).
  • It sounds like there was a huge Police Presence at the Toy Run yesterday in Wise County. Law Enforcement and Santa. What a very odd mix. Edit: The Update says that DPS brought a helicopter. You kidding me? 
  • Sports: (1) That 22 play Michigan State drive may be one of the most amazing things I've ever seen, (2) Hey, it broke my heart to see the Empire beat Baylor, but I'm not sure I've ever been more entertained. Baylor had no quarterbacks left and had to just line up a running back or receiver in the shotgun and have them just take off. And Baylor would have won the game but for a fumble, (2A) The brawl in the Texas/Baylor game had me on my feet. Yes. I was entertained! (3) I actually got interested in the NFL yesterday because of some wild finishes. (But I only watch the Red Zone channel which drives Mrs. LL crazy), (4) I told you Michigan State would replace Iowa in the final four and everything else would remain the same. #SportsGenius. #TakeMeToVegas
  • Special message to the Troll who mentioned my mother yesterday in a comment: Keep your head on a swivel. I know who you are. (You are an Internet idiot. I, on the other hand,  am an Internet "pioneer" and know how to track an IP address down. ). Someone is coming to visit with you.  There are some people in this world you do not screw with. And one of those is me. Get ready. In my business, I have, let's say, connections.
  • Ok, I feel better.
  • I watched more of Fargo. Fantastic. And it is very Pulp Fiction like in that it constantly references "things of the day" from back in the day.
  • "A federal judge has ordered the state of Texas to pay more than $600,000 in legal fees after losing the court fight to preserve its ban on same-sex marriage." I don't know if I'm more offended by the amount of legal fees or the State of Texas for fighting a battle they could not win. 
  • Liberty University's president Jerry Fallwell, Jr.: “If some of those people in that [California Massacre] community center had what I’ve got in my back pocket right now, then…Is it illegal to pull it out?" OK, very John Wayne like. You are a Baptist bad ass! But does he have anything else? Oh, yes. He does:  "I always thought that if more good people had concealed-carry permits, then we could end those Muslims before they walk in and kill."  Like father. like son. 
  • I don't talk on the phone much, but I spent over 30 minutes yesterday with a former employee of Wise County who worked on the second floor of the Wise County Courthouse. I did so while walking outside in wonderful weather, but I think I may have scared some of the neighbors by saying too loudly, "Are you kidding me??!!!" time and time again. 



43 comments:

Anonymous said...

that person who mentioned your mother yesterday needs his ass whipped!
bad!!

Anonymous said...

Barry, Texas had a LOT more injured players than Baylor. Knocking Johnson out actually helped Baylor.

Anonymous said...

Our nation's gun scourge exposed by The Pew Research Center:

http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2015/10/21/gun-homicides-steady-after-decline-in-90s-suicide-rate-edges-up/

From The Pew Research Center:

Between 1993 and 2000, the gun homicide rate dropped by nearly half, from 7.0 homicides to 3.8 homicides per 100,000 people. Since then, the gun homicide rate has remained relatively flat.

Gun homicide rate down since 1993 while gun ownership has soared over the same period.

Anonymous said...

Another cop shooting yesterday. All the "victim" was trying to do was commit a violent home invasion, and boom, he gets shot for nothing more than trying to kill others. These cops are out of control.

Anonymous said...

I wish I knew you outside of this blog, because I am trying to figure out how much your views on politics are truly a bit. Surely you cannot honestly believe half of the political opinions you type.

Anonymous said...

It amazes me the amount of people that think anonymous is actually anonymous. Just like the KKK, you can hide your face, but you always leave footprints.

DF You don't know me so I'll show my true colors.

Anonymous said...

RTGs, zombie nails, tats, and OMG navel boogers! GAG

Anonymous said...

I route my internets thru a server in ...well, let's just say its somewhere very far North in the Great Lakes area.

Anonymous said...

Barry sports genius...

OU went from 3 to 4 so it's not the same

Anonymous said...

It sounds like Barry is threatening to send one of his criminal defendants to physically assault an anonymous commenter from this blog.

Anonymous said...

Whoa there, Barry! You've always been one to lightly tell people to "tone it down" when they're getting a little too serious in their comments. Your EXTREMELY THREATENING bullet point to the "Troll" seems a little over the top for you! I agree with you that it was in bad taste and a cheap shot, but it seems to me that the person may not have realized your Mom passed away recently. It may have been just a silly "your momma wears army boots" kinda statement. You've always been above all the "angriness" people sometimes exhibit on your blog, and I just think you need to re-appraise your responses a wee bit. A friend.

Anonymous said...

given Travolta's ability to suck the life out of the viewer lately, that dracula question was spot on.

i remember feeling the same way watching then Senator Obama's speech at the DNC prior to the 04 Election.

I think we would all be hard pressed to find a tv preacher who isn't a huckster

good PR is hard to come by for law enforcement as of late.

I hate the Red Zone channel (only because it is on the NFL network)

I think that special mention will only fuel the troll.

wordkyle said...

"Watching President Obama address the nation last night..." - "Watching" being the operative word, because listening to him was a waste of time. Obama spent thirteen minutes saying virtually nothing. The usual gun control stuff, of course, and he took the opportunity to chastise non-Muslim Americans for daring to be nervous around Muslims. I will give him one thing. After seven years in office, Obama finally, finally, mentioned that Muslims might start policing themselves a little better.

Regarding your jibe at Trump, I'll repeat what I first said several years ago. If Barack Obama could be elected president with his onionskin-thin résumé (especially getting re-elected in 2012 after his first term in office), then absolutely nobody can be considered "unelectable."

Anonymous said...

The NRA is the only organization in America that gets blamed for the actions that none of it's members committed.

BTW, 85,000,000 gun owners in America killed no one yesterday.

Anonymous said...

It is amazing how the liberal media can detect the secret motivations of everyone except Islamic Militants, who never keep their motivations a secret.

Anonymous said...

Maybe ISIS would stop beheading people if we could just convince them that Climate Change is the real issue.

Anonymous said...

Dontry Mills purchased 27 guns using a false ID and then sold those guns to felons.
The NRA is not the problem.

Dontry Mills purchased 27 guns using false ID and then sold those guns to felons.

He walks the streets today a free man....
WHY?

Because after being charged with 55 counts of Federal gun laws "trafficking crimes" President Barak Obama's DOJ negotiated a plea bargain...
In exchange for a guilty plea on ONE charge, Dontry Mills got "probation."

Please, don't tell me this is the fault of the NRA.

Anonymous said...

Internet trolls are all cowards. He likely hasn't been social with people in real life for a number of years.

Anonymous said...

Isn't it racist for the Daily News to call Polish people cowards?

Anonymous said...

Barry posted a violent threat directed towards a commenter on his blog.

Sticks and stones Barry.

Anonymous said...

Did Barry make a terroristic threat against a commenter?

Anonymous said...

I'm a bit concerned that whatever someone said to upset you that caused you to track the IP address will cause a trend. I mean, you made some serious threats to harm another person, at least that is the way I construed it.

We now know Big Brother is watching and tracking.

DF George Orwell

BTW, it does not really make you a pioneer to track an IP address on your own website, does it?

Anonymous said...

Sometimes you just have to get the Troll's attention. Directly.

DF Dirty Harry

Denney Crane said...

Hater's hate.

They presently have the same right to freedom of speech as everyone else.

But if you say something ugly about someone I love, do not expect a kumbaya reaction. Expect to call my bail bondsman.

Anonymous said...

barry , I will help you whip his ass

robinhood lane friend (you know where to find me)

Katy Anders said...

People come here and talk crap to Barry daily - sometimes hourly - and he never says jack about it. He's shown great restraint in general as people insult the pictures, ridicule his politics, question his ability as an attorney, etc.

Hell, he rarely clarifies what he's said and never really responds.

Few people would show such restraint. He's allowed to get mad once in a blue moon.

What would any of us do if strangers stopped by our place daily and insulted our families, abilities, beliefs, and decor?

Anonymous said...

Those two have some of the ugliest toes I have ever seen.

Yesterday there was 1 cop for every 10 motorcycles. They had helicopters, towers, firetruck ladders up, snipers, DEA, bomb squad, dogs. Hell I was waiting for the nazis, a RV full of Good Ol boys Country Western band and a crazy girlfriend with a flame thrower!!!

DF Elwood and Jake

Anonymous said...

Katy and BG,

"What would any of us do if strangers stopped by our place daily and insulted our families, abilities, beliefs, and decor?"

Most of the time, I believe that is exactly what BG wants. If everything was plain vanilla here, how many would ever check in?

In that vein, it is highly remarkable to read todays bullet points. I cannot imagine what scenario allowed him to post his rebuke of Jerry Falwell Jr, and then post his threat to a freaking blogger.

You cannot make this stuff up.

He has obviously taken a hypocracy oath somewhere along the line.

Anonymous said...

Sic Em Bu!!!

Bear said...

They do have toes.

Anonymous said...

Katy, your post has been so unfair. Just for that, I am never coming back here again..................Well, maybe in 2 years. Scratch that, more like 6 months. Hell no! How about I come back it 4 months. Oh, what the hell. I'll be back in 1 month.

DF Katy

Anonymous said...

Internet Troll:

An Internet troll, or simply troll in Internet slang, is someone who posts controversial, inflammatory, irrelevant or off-topic messages in an online community, such as an online discussion forum or chat room, with the primary intent of provoking other users into an emotional response or to generally disrupt normal on-topic discussion.


There are not that many trolls here when you go by this definition. The majority of the people, myself included, make quick comments or opinions or replies that are contrary to others beliefs, and maybe sometimes do not always think them thru before we post. Others post very indepth comments like wordkyle or Mizchief.


If giving your opinion makes you a troll, then I guess we are all trolls.

Anonymous said...

The true intentions of the left on "gun control":

http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/8739712?ncid=txtlnkusaolp00000592

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

I'm familiar with tracking IP addresses and have done so myself in the past, and it doesn't always give you the owner (numerous reasons). My question is this: If you take it to the next level and use "connections" to find the source, is that legal?

Anonymous said...

2:09 - The left has been uncharacteristically honest lately:

-They want to confiscate firearms from law abiding gun owners.
-They want democratic socialism
-They want to restrict free speech

Anonymous said...

Scratch the paint off of a liberal, buff him a little, and you have a full blown dictator.

I am not Sam, but I love green eggs and ham.

Anonymous said...

We got your back & bail money.

Anonymous said...

You actually watched that "empty suit" last night! I suppose you feel much better and much safer today after knowing our own version of a spineless Neville Chamberlain is in charge and wholly committed to defeating radical Islamic terrorism at any cost. Oops, I forgot he refuses to use radical and Islam in the same sentence and he still believes ISIS is the JV. If someone like him could get elected and re-elected, Trump as POTUS certainly isn't out of the realm of possibility......

Anonymous said...

2:32

Yep

Anonymous said...

9:16 Ok, so what if you release that info, and it ends up costing the idiot his job or something. What he did was stupid and insulting, just not sure ruining the guy is right though.

Anonymous said...

The Toy Run is always a popular even for all the Biker Gangs. The distaste for the colossal cluster that was the handling of the Waco shootout notwithstanding, police should definitely be involved in the Toy Run. Banditos and Cossacks still hate each other, and all of them are always armed to the teeth.

Anonymous said...

hook'em