The Campaign For DA

1.28.2016

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts



  • This Fox News vs. Donald Trump war is the craziest thing I've ever seen in politics. It's like a married couple who should love each other came to the realization they actually hate each other. And his appearance on O'Reilly last night was fantastic TV. The guy is a master politician.
  • Trump, if you don't know, is boycotting the Republican Debate tonight. Why? One reason is this insane official statement from Fox News: "We learned from a secret back channel that the Ayatollah and Putin both intend to treat Donald Trump unfairly when they meet with him if he becomes president — a nefarious source tells us that Trump has his own secret plan to replace the Cabinet with his Twitter followers to see if he should even go to those meetings." We are living in Idiocracy.
  • A cop killed himself possibly to avoid prosecution and then his wife tried to make money off of it. She has been indicted.
  • There appears to be a shooting on I-30 in Arlington that was part of road rage. I don't jack with people on the highway because oftentimes you can tell if you are dealing with a nut. And I don't want to find out too late. 
  • I stepped on my shoe lace and face-planted in the front lawn yesterday afternoon. It dawned on me I didn't break my fall (even if I could) because I knew my shoulder would pop out if I tried. (I have shoulder issues, and I fear some day I'll end up looking like Larry King.) Anyway, I had a little bit of blood on my face and tried to sneak past Mrs. LL by putting my hood up as I went into the house to clean up. It didn't work. She gave me that look of, "What am I going to do with you?"
  • "DALLAS - A Texas father who was accused of theft after he confiscated his 12-year-old daughter's cellphone over an inappropriate text has been acquitted of the misdemeanor charge."  Read that again. Too many cops? Too many prosecutors?
  • Speaking of: "LEAGUE CITY, Texas — A recent prostitution investigation in Southeast Texas has led to the closure of six massage parlors in League City and nine arrests."
  • Mrs. LL will not walk on a sidewalk grate when we are in any city. She fears the collapse. 
  • Troy Aikman's appearances on The Ticket over the years have gone from boring to fascinating.
  • It's amazing to think 30 years has gone by since the Challenger disaster. I still remember being in my apartment in Waco listening to the news on the radio (I was even a nerd back then), and had KRLD break in late to the already breaking national news feed. I can still remember Christopher Glenn's voice (host of the short In The News segments between cartoons on Saturday): "Something has gone horribly wrong here." I picked up the phone and called home. And then I went to the TV to wait for the "breaking news" caption.
  • A lot going on in the front page below: (1) The first headline is not news, (2) Baylor and diversity is like TCU and diversity. It's whiter than white. (3) But look at the headline regarding the Twin Peaks biker shootings. The DA wants a continuance and the defense attorney says, "No. Let's go." Love it.





36 comments:

Anonymous said...

Bacon's gonna be happy today.

Anonymous said...

The Dad who took away daughter's cell phone: They live in Grand Prairie and the ex wife who filed the charges is a Grand Prairie Police officer! Yes, too many cops!

Anonymous said...

The news out of League City sounds bad but I bet it has a happy ending!!!

Anonymous said...

Rich white leftist like Barry never question their leftist beliefs.

Anonymous said...

Hey! Idea--how about we let kids into college who have the grades and test scores? Ignore color and everything else.

Anonymous said...

The Texas father should have known and respected the law. Ignorance is no excuse and I'm appalled that he has been acquitted. He should have been sent to prison for a few years and heavily fined. We are getting way too soft on crime!

Vanilla ISIS

Anonymous said...

You already look like Larry King...you need to be scared when you begin to resemble Don King.

Anonymous said...

I hate both Trump and Fox News but this nonsense is pure gold for the tin hats that worship both of them.

Anonymous said...

Bacon's happy??? Hell I am very happy! Boiiinnnggggggg

Anonymous said...

Mrs. LL is a smart woman not to walk on grates. I don't step on grates or manhole covers. I stepped on a manhole cover one time in the City of Decatur and the lid flipped over. I fell in the hole with one leg in and one leg out. I was skinned up and hurt you know what (I'm a woman). I jumped up and got to my car hoping no one saw me, but I was in pain and bleeding. I'm sure if anyone saw me they were rolling on the ground laughing.

wordkyle said...

Re: Dad/daughter's cell phone/criminal charges - I'm torn on this one. Yes, the father absolutely had the right to confiscate his 12-year-old's cell phone for improper use. But...the parents were not married, lived in separate households, and the mother paid for the phone. The father should have returned the phone to the mother; I don't think he had the right to keep it. In my mind, that constitutes theft, and the charges were justified. Not for being a parent, but for taking another (adult) person's property.

Having said that, the cops apparently showed up just a few hours after the confiscation. The mom's not all right either.

Anonymous said...

Trump is a master politian and that is why I think he will be what we have now in the white house. He is leading in the polls so why risk answering tough questions from fox news and face Ted Cruz again. Trump is not a conservative so will the red states vote for someone from new York? Fox news is desperate to move Rubio to the lead. Lost all respect for them.

Anonymous said...

I use to avoid the manhole but then I took a job working sheep in the mountains and the rest is history!

Anonymous said...

Baylor is 64% white. http://www.collegefactual.com/colleges/baylor-university/student-life/diversity/#

Anonymous said...

Our parents generation had the Kennedy assassination. Ours had the Shuttle tragedy, you remember exactly where you were, what you were doing and who told you.
Chemistry, Mr. Loggins, BHS, 3rd period, as soon as it happened we went to library to watch news.
I can remember that but sometimes have to go thru all 3 of my kids names to get the right one.
Getting old stinks.

Anonymous said...

Speaking of: "LEAGUE CITY, Texas — A recent prostitution investigation in Southeast Texas has led to the closure of six massage parlors in League City and nine arrests."

Gotta disagree with you on this one. SE Texas is a haven for human traffickers, and the women in these massage parlors are generally forced to live in the building, are frequently switched from parlor to parlor, and are abused by the owners. Many are brought over as kids, like the If you go to Vegas prostitution may be a victimless crime, but not in these places. My church has an active outreach program to try and rescue some of these "non-victims".

http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Notorious-brothel-madame-gets-life-in-6773060.php

https://love146.org

Anonymous said...

"I stepped on my shoe lace and face-planted in the front lawn yesterday afternoon."

Spin move!

Anonymous said...

Barry, did you see the Bag of Nothing posting regarding the Texas Concealed Carry interactive map by zip code? Cool stuff. Decatur has 1,074 permits versus 542 permits in Bridgeport. The Battle of the Big Sandy has been decided!

DF Smith & DF Wesson

Anonymous said...

I never know if Troy Aikman is serious on the Ticket or is doing a bit. Good listening.

DF Joe Buck

Anonymous said...

Waco DA Reyna is being a tad disingenuous. Wanting to wait until all the evidence is back from the labs? I don't think that's the reason he is tap dancing for a continuance.

DF Tim Curry

Triple Fake... said...

the phone confiscation case doesn't have anything to do with your "too many cops/prosecutors" theory: the cops got involved because the mom filed a complaint. They weren't running a sting operation to trap the guy. He should have been convicted for refusing to return the phone. But the prosecutors should have told both parents to quit wasting the police/DA's time, and use better parenting skills and stop acting like kids themselves.

"a secret back channel"..."a nefarious source tells us that Trump has his own secret plan to replace the Cabinet with his Twitter followers to see if he should even go to those meetings"
If your Idiocracy claim refers to Fox even taking this seriously, then I agree. If you mean it sounds like something so goofy he would actually try it, then yes, I agree with that also.
But the jury is still out on his being a master politician. Currently, he is a master campaigner. Anybody wanna jump in and say he's a master debater?


I used to love those In the News segments.
Even more so because of this side story: They did a segment in the mid-70s that showed former Vietnam POW Lt. Samuel Vaughan arriving back in the US after his release. I said: "Hey, I've got his POW bracelet! Been wearing it regularly since I bought it." Still have it, too.

Anonymous said...

9:40 Trump is an unfinished play written by Edgar Allan Poe?

Anonymous said...

9:02 - Logic and common sense have no place in our society. We must continue to loudly proclaim that skin color doesn't matter, while simultaneously creating policies that take into account things such as skin color.

Anonymous said...

Wordy is the kind of guy who would file assault charges on someone who just saved his life with CPR.

Anonymous said...

I completely agree with Wordkyle at 9:38. (Did hell just freeze over?) That whole situation is complicated by the fact that mom and dad are divorced, and mom pays for the kid's cell phone. Police and court involvement is absurd, but slightly less so when you consider the facts.

Anonymous said...

Hot political opinion: Trump wins Republican nomination securing the white house for Hillary. In her first opportunity to appoint a Supreme Court Justice, she chooses Obama!

Anonymous said...

I'm right there with you, 9:50. Well said.

Anonymous said...

You was in your college room pulling your pud when the Challenger blew up. I was ass deep in mud building bridges over a river.

Everyone wanted to listen to the radio to see what was going on. Our supervisor told us if we didn't get back to work we could listen to the radio while driving to the unemployment line.

Good times.

Anonymous said...

Well the chick from Boyd who was sent to prison for videotaping the rape of a 14 month old baby by her grandfather (baby's grandfather) has been set FREE. I do not know how in the hell this could happen but it did. She had child porn on her phone as well....she has children of her own will she be allowed to see them or even have custody of them???

Anonymous said...

When a person reports a theft to the police, what exactly would you like the police to do?

Anonymous said...

A couple of books, "The Bell Curve" and "IQ And The Wealth of Nations", might explain the lack of diversity at Baylor. A university should not discriminate against a more intelligent lighter skinned applicant in order to make room for a less intelligent darker skinned applicant. Nor should they remove tests that are used to seek out the smartest applicants.

Anonymous said...

Hear, hear, 10:34! So true. So true.

Anonymous said...

TF 10:22 the phone confiscation case doesn't have anything to do with your "too many cops/prosecutors" theory

True, but why would the blog host allow reason to stifle his perfectly good snark?

Anonymous said...

A good policeman would assess the situation, council the pair about how childish this was, the bad example being set and the fact that you don't want the gubment all up in your business. If they didn't take their one chance to handle it like mature adults the good cop would advise them he would have to make the arrest. You know, like cops use to do. This was a waste if everybody's time.

Anonymous said...

1:03, I agree with you and 10:34.

Anonymous said...



9:38 Wordkyle..
With all due respect some of that is a one sided theory unless you have dealt with the Divorce, The gender biased courts on that subject and lastly the Plano Police Dept.
Everything I purchased for my child became the personal property of my Ex-Wife. I even witnessed the sale of most items at garage and yard sales at the home I was ordered to give her.
I was told once you give something to a minor it no longer belongs to you in any form and becomes under the control of the adult with whom the child is staying with, not necessarily with whom they live.
The whole subject is asinine when a parent doesn't have the right to correct the child due to divorce.
Typically the mother has more right to dictate correction and what happens and when.