The Campaign For DA

1.07.2016

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts




  • I can't find the story, but there is a Channel 8 tweet about a federal indictment about a member of the Bandidos and there's a reference to a rival gang's "hangout" in Wise County in the photo. 
  • The Texas DPS trooper who arrested Sandra Bland has been charged with perjury.
  • Trump going after Cruz's right to be President based upon being born in Canada is funny. Cruz showed some comedy as well by tweeting a picture of Fonzie and saying Trump had "jumped the shark."
  • I got a part of All In The Family last night on one of the channels. That show was so shocking.
  • I had an interview with a Jacksboro reporter yesterday who asked me a great question which gave me pause: "If your heart is in Wise County, why is your house in north Fort Worth?"  I paused.  I thought about coming up with some BS but decided to have some Trump-like honesty. I told her I'm a loner. I'm not a people person. After my work day in Wise County is done I simply want to get lost. Go home. Eat dinner. Watch a little TV. Spend time with the family. Go to bed. And then get up and head back to Wise County before most people wake up. But, Cherry, that was a heck of a question. 
  • And to the three people which are so concerned about "residency", Mrs. LL came up with a genius idea last night. We become Bridgeport Lake rats. Summer is coming. The lake is full. And we have kids who would love to do it. And it is all set up. And maybe we never leave. 
  • NFL coaches are being fired left and right. Tom Landry's record in his first six seasons: 0-11-1, 4-9-1, 5-8-1, 4-10, 5-8-1 and 7-7.
  • To the one Dennis Prager fan out there: He is now doing commercials for a firm which sells gold. That makes him either a fraud or a sellout or a snake oil salesman.
  • The judge in the AG Paxton prosecution has ordered Collin County to pay the multiple "special prosecutors" $300 an hour. I like that judge, and I'm stunned he did that. The county had tried to limit their fees. That amount is robbery in this day and time. I'm not sure a court appointed lawyer for an indigent defendant in Wise County gets $300 for representation from beginning to end.
  • Channel 8 immediately reported the Power Ball numbers last night. The bad part was that they showed the wrong numbers. They corrected it in about 10 minutes. 
  • The City of Dallas is having a debate about marijuana and none of them seem to know what the issue it. Texas law allows for an officer to write a citation for possession of marijuana under 2 ounces instead of arresting the person and making them sit in jail or bond out. Either way, the case still goes to the same county court and remains a Class B misdemeanor. In listening to some of the politicians and reporters yesterday, you would think that the decision to write a citation made the "crime" a lesser offense. 


33 comments:

Eddie D. said...

Page 10 of the Federal indictment talks about Red's Take 5 bar here in Wise County

Anonymous said...

Now Barry doesn't believe in gold.

Anonymous said...

I'm glad to see that leftist Barry has given up trying to counter Prager's arguments.

First Barry switched to personal attacks and now he doesn't like Prager's advertisers.

Anonymous said...

Wait. You don't live in Wise County?

Bear said...

With a national show, I'm sure there is more than one fan out there.

Triple Fake... said...

your response to the reporter's question:
all the things you listed could be accomplished in Wise County. On your own patch of land out in the country, or even in any town here.



"I am so very, very sorry. I made a mistake. The actual Power Ball winning numbers are..."

Triple Fake Steve Harvey

Anonymous said...

Radio advertisers target the demographic listening to the show. When I listen to conservative talk radio I get the feeling my peer group are tax dodgers, house flippers, people who don't know how to dip their own strawberries in chocolate, preppers, etc.

Anonymous said...

Time to empty out that spare change holder in the car. Those tickets won't buy themselves.

DF $675 Million Powerball

Anonymous said...

I liked Cruz's "Jump the Shark" ad, too. At least SOMEONE on his election has a clever sense of humor!

Anonymous said...

The Judge's decision to pay the Paxton special prosecutors isn't shocking -- since that's the exact rate that they were promised to be paid. The scandal is why Collin County thought it was necessary to hire criminal-defense "special prosecutors" from Houston at $300/hour in the first place.

Collin County District Attorney Greg Willis only makes $162,212 -- the special prosecutors have already billed the county more than $254,000. I don't blame them for negotiating the best fee they could and then insisting on getting paid. Blame the bureaucrats/politicians that were irresponsible enough to make the deal. And, of course, wonder what back-room deal led to their hiring.

Anonymous said...

And nothing about the extreme regret that Biden has about not running against Hillary. Even he can see that her chances are imploding right in front of our eyes.

Anonymous said...

The Texas DPS trooper who arrested Sandra Bland has been charged with perjury

What the hell is perjury?

Anonymous said...

To the one Dennis Prager fan out there: He is now doing commercials for a firm which sells gold. That makes him either a fraud or a sellout or a snake oil salesman.

Isn't Dennis Prager an attorney as well?

Anonymous said...

Trump is correct.

“The Constitution does not, in words, say who shall be natural-born citizens. Resort must be had elsewhere to ascertain that. At common-law, with the nomenclature of which the framers of the Constitution were familiar, it was never doubted that all children born in a country of parents who were its citizens became themselves, upon their birth, citizens also. These were natives, or natural-born citizens, as distinguished from aliens or foreigners.” Minor v. Happersett, 88 U.S. 162, 168.

The "nomenclature" that they speak of is in the book that the framers had read: "Laws of Nations". Also note that they used the plural "parents". So both parents must be citizens. That excludes me since I had one parent who was born in Vancouver, BC. That also excludes a friend whose mother lived at Good Grief in far northern Idaho and was grocery shopping in Creston, BC when the mother went into labor and my friend was born there.

Anonymous said...

TF, maybe you don't know what it's like to be a politician in a rural county. There is no safe place to hide. When I was a kid there were people coming to our house to see my family for various reasons at all hours, and we lived in one of the most remote parts of the county.

Now, that being said, I can't imagine running for office in a county I didn't live in unless it was some sort of shared district and I could only live in one of the counties covered by the district.

You may not be able to hide, but that's part of the gig. If you don't like it, don't run for the office. I know he's been the DA in the past, but even Wise County is a little bigger, and there will be reason to be called out at all hours. You cannot, and should not, be able to get away from it all in one of the top jobs in the county.

Sorry BG, but I think this would be an issue for me.

Rage

Anonymous said...

That RTG on the right is a He-She

Anonymous said...

You used BS for your answer to the reporter anyway. You don't have to leave the county for any of that. How do you sleep at night???

Anonymous said...

Yeah, you keep telling yourself that sport. Your leading candidate isn't even a Republican according to half of your party, and your second in line has people coming out as Canada-Truthers left and right to the extent that his eligibility may be questioned eventually. Then there's Rubio who can't balance a checkbook yet can't stop riding in private jets while drinking water as fast as he can while also changing his stance on immigration and guns on a daily basis.

Rage

Anonymous said...

How's that roaring Obammy economy working out for ya, Skippy?

Anonymous said...

Green works in Wise County and most likely owns property and a business there. That's good enough for me although I don't live there either and never would under any circumstances.

Rage

Anonymous said...

10:24 - No, he is not an attorney.

Anonymous said...

9:31 -- When I think of liberals I think of draft dodgers, dope heads, people that can't tie their own shoes, uneducated freeloaders on society, welfare recipients, unwed mothers, abortionists, etc., etc, etc. You see it goes two ways? How stupid you must be to start this kind of dialog.

Triple Fake... said...


Solution:
take up residence in Wise County, and post a bilingual sign on the property explaining that it's a private residence. Any person entering the property for the purpose of discussing business with the DA will be prosecuted as a trespasser (making exceptions for law enforcement and county officials on approved business).
Post the address, phone number, website, and business hours for the DA's office, with contact info for law enforcement and other county offices.
Any person in violation of the notice that can get past the twenty-one pound guard cat on patrol: "Welcome to the gun show, punk!"

wordkyle said...

1026 - You've been trying that same argument for what, two years now? But you're inconsistent even in your own argument.

1. You keep emphasizing "Law of Nations" and that the word "parents" must always refer to two parents. Yet that book clearly says that the child naturally follows the citizenship of the father. A single parent, the father, not "both." How do you reconcile that?
2. All references to "parents" do not automatically mean "both." Consider multiple families that contain "parents" and "children." Some of those families have one parent and some one child. The reference still applies to them.
3. That written sources do not contain the phrase "one parent" is no more significant than that they also don't contain the phrase "both parents."

I don't really care if you're right or wrong in your opinion. I just want you to make a better argument, if you're going to keep trying like this.

Anonymous said...

The Collin county District Attorney's office was conflicted. Mostly because, from what I remember, the DA was one of the investors Paxton fleeced.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Barry, Gordo has cancer- doen't he?

Anonymous said...

Wordkyle, Happersett would have said "whose father's were parents" if they meant it to be only the male side passing on natural born citizenry. I think I learned that in high school English class.

Anonymous said...

Alright Wordy and 12:46, cut it out! Obama has already determined this for us. If he can be president so can Cruz. The argument doesn't need to extend beyond that. Now I'm headed back to tending my french fries, because they ain't gonna cook themselves!

wordkyle said...

1246 - You're blending sources. It's 1026's revered "Laws of Nations" that uses the singular "father." If that book is to be one's be-all and end-all on citizenship, then that's what it says. As I've said before, this is beside the point of whether Vattel matters at all.

Minor v Happersett is different. The court had no interest in being exhaustive, or even complete, on the subject. It's basic and incomplete. There are discussions of various ways one qualifies as a citizen, but the justices only needed to determine if a particular individual met any of those, determined she did, and stopped. (And again, nowhere in MvH is there any reference to "both parents.")

126 - I agree with you, the matter's already been determined. But the guy keeps trying, and I've learned a lot on the subject by challenging his logic. It's fun (for me) and educational (again, for me.)

Anonymous said...

Yeah Wordy, 1:26 here. The thing is, it also becoming educational for me, and in the middle of all this learnin' I keep burning my fries. That's a problem, because if I get too smart I might have to burn a lot of fries and they won't let me off to go vote for Hillary. But, if I burn all them fries, I might just be smart enough not to vote for Hillary but then I won't be able to vote. I'm in a real pickle here and toppings isn't even my responsibility!

Anonymous said...

Something doesn't feel right about the perjury arrest of the cop in the Bland case. It took 4 grand jury hearings and the reason they finally charged him is just because they don't "feel" like he was truthful. If we are going to call out potential injustices we should not turn a blind eye even when it involves cops.

Anonymous said...

Imagine watching the news, thinking that you did NOT win Powerball, tearing your ticket up and throwing it away only to find out today that some idiot at a news station keyed in the wrong numbers; BUT, you keep a journal of all your lottery numbers for whatever reason...and you did have the numbers after all.

Anonymous said...

Landry was coaching an expansion team. When the rules for expansion made it a long-term prospect to become a winner.

The ownership understood that. And I think it worked out for them.