The Campaign For DA

1.22.2016

Random Friday Morning Thoughts



  • I learned yesterday, via email, that one of the deaths noted in the Update was a classmate of mine (actually one year behind me. I didn't recognize her name because they used her married name.) As I wrote in my email reply, it made me sick and made me sad.
  • "The FBI took over a child porn site with 23,000 illicit images, left them online for two weeks to track the users." So the FBI is trafficking in child porn? Do they have any idea the number of times those images were copied and distributed and are now out there forever?
  • I look forward to the snow photos today from the Northeast.
  • I had one of those "I can't find my keys" mornings. That drives me nuts because you know they are there somewhere. I had to use the backup set. 
  • Stay with me here. A guy was sentenced to less than two years in federal prison for "scheming" to steal oil from Eagle Ford Shale in Texas. This is a sentence from the press release of the U.S. Attorney's office bragging about the investigation. My comments are in brackets: "The case was investigated by Federal Bureau of Investigation [How many agents and at what cost?], the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation [The IRS? How many agents and at what cost?"], the Texas Attorney General’s Special Investigations Unit [The AG's office has a "special" investigation unit. Once again, how many investigators and at what cost?], the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office [good lord], the Texas Department of Public Safety [How much did DPS spend on this and don't we have enough people involved already?], the Texas Rangers [OK, now this is overkill], the Dimmit County Sheriff’s Office [You kidding me?] and the Texas Railroad Commission [I'm insane now]. Prosecutors are assistant U.S. attorneys Bryan Nathan Reeve and Timothy Adam Duree [Let's end the press release with the names of prosecutors in your office --  who must demand by going by all three names]".  What do I always say? Too many cops. Too many prosecutors. And I'm dead right.
  • The Liberally Lean blessing/curse continues. A few years back I named struggling Chris Davis and former Texas Ranger the official Liberally Lean Major League Baseball player. Yesterday: "BALTIMORE -- The Orioles announced the signing of Chris Davis to a club-record seven-year, $161 million contract on Thursday." All guaranteed.


29 comments:

Bacon said...

Bacon Scale
4.5 out of 5
She is HOT

GJ BG!!

Anonymous said...

I don't have a problem with the government investigating and prosecuting crime. What I do have a problem with is the need for self-congratulatory press releases that are sent out simply because they did their job. In the real world, we don't notify everyone we know every time we do something that we are supposed to do. "Guess what, everybody? I showed up on time today and drafted a motion to compel discovery responses! Everybody excited? Tell me how awesome I am!!"

We feign excitement and congratulate a toddler when he makes a poop in the toilet. A prosecutor's office putting out a press release like this is the toddler asking for praise.

Anonymous said...

You mean to tell me that Obama's FBI is trafficking in child porn?

Anonymous said...

"Too many cops, too many prosecutors" This is coming from someone who is running for District Attorney. And you can't figure out why you won't win.

Anonymous said...

When someone breaks into your car, one police officer completes one report which is quickly forgotten. When someone steals from BIG OIL CORP., then they get the full hammer of law enforcement.

Triple Fake... said...

Stay with me here:
of all the people from the departments, agencies, and offices listed in the investigation of the oil theft, I'm sure they were all already employed in the crime-fighting business. It's not like we had to shell out extra compensation for just this one case. And while that's a whole mouthful of jurisdictions involved, the "scheme" did seem rather simple, but sophisticated.
The number of officers, agents, investigators, and prosecutors is proportional to the amount of crime. My counter-claim is that there are too many criminals.
Oh, and you failed to mention that the co-defendants apparently "just happen to be" Hispanic!

The FBI sting:
those images were already out there; shutting down the site wouldn't change that. They don't accidentally get loaded onto somebody's device. It's better if we can identify the people who seek it out

Anonymous said...

After seeing the RTG today. I am going home and kicking the dog and slapping the wife. Just saying.... HOT!

Anonymous said...

The Liberally Lean blessing/curse continues. A few years back I named struggling Chris Davis and former Texas Ranger the official Liberally Lean Major League Baseball player. Yesterday: "BALTIMORE -- The Orioles announced the signing of Chris Davis to a club-record seven-year, $161 million contract on Thursday." All guaranteed.


Barry likes athletes that have been caught using PED's. Shameful

Anonymous said...

RTG....those are REAL!!!

Anonymous said...

Barry obsesses over the cost of law inforcement then shrugs his shoulders at lifelong payments to generations of the non working.

mzchief said...

HAHAHAHAA!

I saw the RTG and KNEW it would make Bacon pop up. I'm surprised she got such a high rating. Bacon usually likes his girls a tad thicker. However, he is a fan of natural boobs.

Anonymous said...

Hey, you guys left us out of the press release!

DF U. S. Postal Inspector
DF Texas Game Warden
DF Grapevine Mills Mall Security
DF Fort Worth Stock Show Gate Guard

Bear said...

Most keys have a life of their own. Mine are always moving around from where I left them.

Anonymous said...

If only Hillary could feel the full force of the law.

Anonymous said...

Liberal weenies have no problem with mother nature shutting down the government but when Republicans do it, it's the end of the world.

Anonymous said...

Nothing on the recent Fast and Furious news? One of the .50 cal rifles sold through this program ended up with El Chapo.

Anonymous said...

We are waiting for you to post some of the global warming photos out of Virginia and D.C.

coachmaz said...

9:47 stay with me here, it's NOT the money spent by using excessive personal it's the time taken away from other (maybe more severe) investigations. I'd much rather have the FBI working on homeland security.

12:31 about as stupid statement as ever made here and that's saying a lot
Chris Davis Signing baseball no wonder its not Americas' pastime these contracts will be the death of it. He could break a leg first day of practice miss the entire season and make 23 million dollars sitting at home

Anonymous said...

Stay with me here...And I'm dead right.

Before you get your knickers all in a knot, most of that is simply namechecking. The article doesn't say that each of the listed agencies deployed teams of investigators to the case, simply that they participated in some form (which could've been as incidental as a phone call).

You lambaste the notion of LE informing the media and public of its actions, while at the same time wanting more information ("How many...what cost?").

From your posturing, may we assume that if elected prosecutor, you'll simply deploy one Barney Fife, no matter the scope of investigation, and that you'll just tell the public to mind their business regarding any high-profile cases, because "[we're] just doing [our] job"?

Double standard much?

Anonymous said...

1:13 - No, nothing on that. Thanks for asking.

Bear said...

I think 12:31 has a point. What's the difference?

Anonymous said...

"I had one of those 'I can't find my keys' mornings. That drives me nuts because you know they are there somewhere. I had to use the backup set."

First, discover the greatness of the Tile. Use your phone to find your keys, and vice versa.
Second, your keys are in your coat pocket. No, the other one.

Anonymous said...

Trouble finding your keys.......contact the Manitowoc Sheriff's Dept. in Wisconsin.

Anonymous said...

Damn son you shoulda stopped while you were ahead. Aint nobody gonna vote for a DA with these dumb ass opinions. Sad considering the D bag that is currently in office. I really want to see him beat.

Anonymous said...

2:53 -

One is an intentional act done by crybaby politicians, one is an uncontrollable act. Do you really not get that, or are you doing a bit?

Oh, wait. Maybe the weather IS controllable. I guess the East Coast should just pray the weather away, like the lady did in Rowlett.

http://www.npr.org/2015/12/28/461247354/tornado-victims-in-north-texas-recall-train-sound-as-they-sought-shelter

Anonymous said...

And 3:50 with the bucket and the foul!

Anonymous said...

Are you serious? The FBI is not trafficking child porn. No more than the FBI would be dealing drugs by allowing a drug house to stay open for a few days so they could take pictures and learn who goes and comes from it before making a move.

txmole said...

Did you see the program on Investigative Discovery last night that featured Phil Ryan. It was set in Wise County. You are normally on those kind of references! It is called Real Detectives.

Anonymous said...

4:53, Yes I'm doing a bit. I'm showing how liberal weenies can't understand that life goes on and the world doesn't end when the government shuts down, no matter what causes it. And yes the weather is controllable. Bush steered Katrina into the 9th ward because he doesn't like black people.