The Campaign For DA

12.23.2015

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts




  • I don't know what to think about this Ted Cruz/Washington Post controversy. Cruz uses his children in a political commercial (using kids like that makes my stomach turn) and then the political cartoonist for the Post draws a cartoon of Cruz depicting his children like monkeys. (It was an organ grinder reference which I'm not sure most people would understand). But there was a backlash, and the Post took the cartoon down. Look, children should be off limits, but it's a little scary when the the press becomes that politically correct. They generally try to "comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable."
  • The dad who posted of series of photos of his baby and turned him into a real life Elf on The Shelf came up with one funny bit. (I perked up last night when I heard on the news that he was from Paradise but it turned out to Paradise, Utah.)
  • Mrs. LL last night: "We are doing a simple gift exchange party with my side of the family. Go buy something worth about $40." Me: "Why don't you do it for me?" Her: "Because if I end up with that gift I'll know what it is." Me: [Slumped Shoulders]
  • She followed it up with: "Make it an adult gift. But I don't mean one those kind of 'adult gifts'."
  • I watched a part of Poltergeist last night and had forgotten how great it is. One scene made me think of my household: After the wife realizes there is craziness going on, she demonstrates to her husband how she can put a chair in one part of the kitchen and it would slide across the room. Then she puts one of her kids in the same place and the kid slides across the room. Both the kid and wife are giggling. The husband is slumped against the wall in horror. Welcome to my world. 
  • I had a funny moment in court the other day when I saw a lawyer friend of mine walk in and tell his client the case had been dismissed. He said it in a slightly (and, unintentionally, loud voice) so I was able to hear it along with some of the other people in the courtroom. I talked to afterwards and he joked that he should hire three or four people just to be in the courtroom so he could walk in and loudly tell them, "Your case has been dismissed". That would be a genius move for the Wise County Hammer.
  • And he even tricked it up after that. When the judge called his client's name, since he didn't know the case was dismissed, my buddy -- instead of walking up to the bench -- said in a loud voice while standing up from where we were sitting, "That case has been dismissed your Honor!" The whole gallery of defendants looked at him longingly. Then he turned and smiled at me and walked out. I did my best not to bust out laughing.  
  • I got in a Twitter fight with Lt. Governor Dan Patrick's son last night. He's a district judge in Houston and had tweeted out a pic of his staff at a bowling alley (?) and mentioned how hard they worked. But the pic was yesterday during the day. I understand Christmas parties even for government employees but I thought I would have fun with him and asked him via Twitter, "Are you working now?" He actually responded with, "[W]e had the biggest docket in the building today and I'm the only judge in the building tomorrow covering for everyone else." First, lighten up. Secondly, he is the only judge in the Harris County courthouse right now? He is either lying or there are a ton of lazy judges in Harris County. 
  • How Idiocracy has the world become when I can get into a "Twitter fight" with a Houston district judge?



29 comments:

Anonymous said...

You might want to direct that lighten up advice to yourself Mr. candidate for DA. After all, you picked the fight. If the worst thing a judge does is take his staff bowling at Christmas, the world is ok.

You truly are a fun leech.

Anonymous said...

" but it's a little scary when the the press becomes that politically correct."

are you f##king kidding me?

Anonymous said...

Thank you little eight pound baby Jesus for the two RTGs today.

wordkyle said...

"it's a little scary when the the press becomes that politically correct." - Welcome to the party. Unless you mean, as I'm sure you do, that the world has got to the point where it's possible to go too far insulting a Republican. But don't worry, BG, society hasn't deteriorated so much that the Washington Post has actually apologized. Your libosphere is still safe.

Anonymous said...

Your stomach has been turning for decades for children have been shown in political ads....however the liberals have not used aborted remains yet thankfully. The "trained monkeys" of the Washington Post know no better than to utilize a child to in some twisted way, push their agenda. I am liking Cruz more because of the disdain of said monkeys. The Washington Post continues to remind us that we indeed are devolving to the beast.

Anonymous said...

Would that buddy happen to be Howell? He's kind of a badass in my opinion. He got my DWI dismissed. Helluva guy too. I also had a Big City (Ft Worth) lawyer ($30k) to get another tossed. It was glorious to see the prosecutor power down. Name and IP address witheld, please

DF Winning!!!

Anonymous said...

Elevate Rhome

Anonymous said...

@0920

if you call getting caught drunk driving repeatedly "winning" then kudos to you.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not judgingyou. DUI laws are no more than a cash grab. you either pay the courts or you pay your attorneys. either way, sounds like you are out quite a bit.

nickels worth of free advice. if you're gonna drink, avoid driving if possible, don't speed, pmcs your vehicle, and stick to the back roads. will probably save you some money in the future.

Merry Christmas Freak

DF Ben Matlock

Anonymous said...

9:20 I hope when your dumb ass cashes out it is in a spectacular flaming crash with a tree or telephone pole and not in a crash involving another car.

Anonymous said...

Such a double standard. If Cruz is going to use his kids, then the press should be able to comment on Cruz' use of his kids. He can't use his kids to campaign and then call King's X when the press points it out.

Anonymous said...

How Idiocracy has the world become when I can get into a "Twitter fight" with a Houston district judge?

Barry who is the idiot? Think about it...

Anonymous said...

9:44 AM
9:47 AM

With 5 chunks of land and 14 gas and oil wells willed to me, the money ain't running out anytime soon. Hate all you want, but folks like me can walk inbetween the raindrops.

#hatersloveme

Anonymous said...

9:20
Hello mr Howell

Anonymous said...

Organ grinder?
Should have used the Obama kids.

Anonymous said...


10:20-----

You're either lying or you will be the next guy heard cluelessly screaming "Why Me?"

Remember, Karma's a bitch

Anonymous said...

If you injure one of my family members while driving drunk rain drops will be the least of your problems

Anonymous said...

Is RTG #2 Robert Newhouse's love child?

Anonymous said...

I don't care how many oil and gas wells you got or how much land you got...until you move to Montrose then you aint sh!t.

Rage

Anonymous said...

He's lying.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Barry I found this on your website: I care about my work, but I have a sense of humor. I have to. I'm married with two children - both girls.
______________________________________

Using your wife's kids like that makes my stomach turn.

Anonymous said...

Joe Jamail dies on the same day that Mark Howell is mentioned in Liberally Lean. I think it is symbolic and the torch has been passed. Mark Howell, the Wise County Hammer is now the greatest living Texas lawyer.

DF Peter Linzer
DF Bill Robbins III
DF Michael Blaise

Anonymous said...

Imagine the outrage if Obamas kids were depicted as trained monkeys. The cartoonist would be forced to resign all other republican candidates would be badgered to renounce said cartoon. Liberalism is a mental disorder.

Anonymous said...

10:20 Is that you Martin Shkreli?

Anonymous said...

12:47 PM

Agreed 100%

And Rage, I could care less what you believe. I have jack shit to prove on this blog. My investment portfolio and assets are all I give one damn about.

Anonymous said...

@2:05

after reading Rage's Montrose comment, do you really feel the need to publicly demonstrate that you are a bigger cock sucker (my apologies for the language BG).

you can have all the money in the world (if you are telling the truth), but eventually if you act like a knucklehead you will go down.

true, your jail cell might be better than most, but why waste a life.

seriously, either you are pretending to be a dick, or you are a dick, either way.... I think your job is to fuk a-holes... something like that

DF Team America

Anonymous said...

Kill my kid driving drunk and the rain drops will come at you at 3700 fps. There won't be much space between them. Think about that next time you brag about beating DWI's with your daddy's money, dirtbag.

Merry crissmess all

Anonymous said...

Poor Wordkyle. He has no problems with Democrats being insulted, but insult a Republican? Well, that's just wrong!

Anonymous said...

2:05 Gee thanks!!

Your Family

Anonymous said...

So the judge answers your question satisfactorily, and shows that in fact he IS working hard, and you say "lighten up," and imply that he's a liar.

Stay classy, BG.