The Campaign For DA

2.12.2016

Random Friday Morning Thoughts


  • I only get one complaint about our local Justices of the Peace: Some of them take all day to show up at the Wise County Jail to set bonds for people who were arrested the night/day before. Hey, get out there at 9:00. It is not that hard. You guys work for us. And has anyone thought about doing that process online via video? 
  • A 102 year old Bridgeport woman was honored at a Mav's game the other night.
  • MADD claims they receive no money from ignition interlock companies despite the fact they lobby to have those devices installed at every level. If I was in Vegas, I'd place $100 on "That has to be a bold faced lie." There has to be some connection. Follow the money.
  • Incredible: Our under indictment Texas Attorney General sided with Baylor PD to shield records about sex assault reports because they are "not of legitimate concern to the public". Police departments and DA's offices who won't turn over records to the press drive me nuts. Speaking of, the Montague County DA still won't turn over the documents requested by the Messenger related to the shooting of a man and the shooting of the Wise County Sheriff's Office drug dog. There is no reason not to unless they are hiding something. (And I've heard rumors.)
  • Gravitational waves were discovered in space because two black holes collided? The chance of me understanding that is less than 1%.
  • Waco hit 83 degrees yesterday setting a record. Also, yesterday was the six year anniversary of the biggest snowstorm in metroplex history and the anniversary of me (1) separating my shoulder while sledding and (2) coming to the realization I'm not as young as I think I am. 
  • Political nerds: A site which is absolutely credible has set up an interactive map tracking the number of "likes" on Facebook for presidential candidates based upon geography. You can even see Wise County, and I'll say I'm surprised. 
  • Funny thing someone said to me yesterday: "I like your arrogance ... no [panic voice] ... I didn't mean to use the word arrogance!" 
  • Ted Cruz had to pull down an ad because it was discovered one of the actresses was a former "soft" porn star. I would have loved to have been in the room when one of his aids had to walk up to him and say, "Uh, Mr. Cruz . . . . " (And I got a giggle looking for the story by Googling "Cruz Soft Porn".)
  • As a guy who monitors crime in Wise County all the time, let me tell you something: If your kid is on a "dating site", you need to tell them to be careful. There are scams going on. 
  • Ranger Manager Jeff Banister was on The Ticket yesterday and he was fantastic. He talked about how he was hospitalized as a young man and then teared up talking about how sad he was that he caused his parents so much worry. How refreshing. Compare: Robot Jason Garrett.
  • And Jerry Jones teared up this week talking about his parents in an interview. 
  • A police chase in the metroplex led to a head on collision killing two with one of the most horrific traffic photos you'll see. 





34 comments:

Anonymous said...

Decatur ISD how about cutting back on the supts pay and athletic facilities and fix your elem pick up and drop off procedures. Teachers directing traffic while on their phones. This use to be a good system what is going on?

Anonymous said...

Bald-faced lie, not bold-faced lie. But it's probably pretty Bold, too! :-)

Anonymous said...

Speaking of Wise Co. JP's, would someone with a lick of sense please run for JP4?

Anonymous said...

I'm sure MADD does some good work, but their recent Ethan Couch petition effort drives me nuts. Why spend time and resources pushing an online petition asking the Tarrant DA's office to do something that they've already made perfectly clear they intend to do(move the case out of juvenile court)?

Anonymous said...

Considering we didn't have proof of black holes existing prior to the past year or two, and that Einstein predicted this with no information on a dual black hole collision more than a billion years ago, this is huge. And the fact that no sounds have ever been known to escape a black hole (or as a result of black holes colliding), this opens up a can of worms where scientists may now be able to start testing Einstein's theory.

Anonymous said...

Remember that time Hillary encountered sniper fire on the tarmac in Bosnia? That's one brave gal.

Anonymous said...

Regarding the RTG ladies: I didn't know that the PTA had pool parties. Well, guess the cougars have to relax sometime.

DF Cabana Boy

Anonymous said...

8:53 that's what happens when the over paid admin only hires friends and family. That's the decatur way ...

Anonymous said...

Does Barry ever have a kind word for anyone who opposes allowing drunk drivers on our roads or those enforcing laws prohibiting it? And he wants to waste his time and money running for public office!

Anonymous said...

Louisiana's new governor Edwards threatening to cancel LSU football season due to budget crisis.... wants taxes raises.

Now that is a ploy that would get a low IQ crowd to raise taxes.

Anonymous said...

I teared up after reading how Barry's parents drove him to college 45 minutes away. What an adventure that must have been for little Barry! Arrogant Barry is arrogant!

Barry we're depending on ya son
To pull the family through
It's all left up to you

Anonymous said...

Re: Cruz. This is big news but Bill can Jackson Pollock an interns dress, lie about it, and no big deal. Speaks volumes.

Anonymous said...

I'm going to guess the Escalade in the head on fatal collision was driven by a Mexican, and probably illegal too.

I'm amazed at how illegals can afford even a used Escalade, and appalled at how crappy they drive them.

Anonymous said...

Mavs or Mavs'; but never Mav's.

Anonymous said...

In my opinion public school is about to become a thing of the past for most white folks. Both political parties have combined to destroy education by pushing short sided agendas. Standardized testing and common core are perfect examples. Private schools and home schooling are about to explode.

Anonymous said...

As appeared somewhere on this blog in recent days....Sanders is tracking to win the whole thing; he's the only guy who has found the honey hole; the young swing voters. The rest of the voting groups cancel each other out; the young, socially and socialistic-minded voters are going to vote as a huge group and he gets that. He's old and grandpa-ish, but he's got charisma and he's also tall, lean and seems fit; young people dig this guy.

Anonymous said...

So you are saying Baylor is hiding something??

Anonymous said...

Vote for Brandon Davis!!!

Anonymous said...

Why do you think there is something nefarious about MADD pushing for IIDs? Repeat DWI offenders are a huge problem. IIDs reduce that problem.

I think you're just pissed because IIDs reduce the number of repeat customers you get. As you said, "follow the money". We know for a fact your income comes from criminals.

Anonymous said...

Here's all you need to know about about gravity waves being detected. It is, in the astrophysics world, the absolute equivalent of someone actually coming out of the forest with a Bigfoot tied up and roaring in the back of the pickup; or the Loch Ness monster's body washing up on the shore, or someone actually turning water into wine by dipping a finger into it; or an alien actually landing where a human can see (instead of all that hiding they apparently came trillions of miles to do)

That's why the astro community is so over the top today.


wordkyle said...

1033 - Your confidence in Sanders is adorable. The Democrat Party/Clinton machine won't let him win. For example, Sanders crushed HRC in New Hampshire, yet because of the Rube-Goldberg-meets-Machiavelli Democrat nomination process, she may wind up with more delegates than him. Party insiders pretty much decide their candidate, regardless of the popular vote.

Anonymous said...

Explain to us all then how this great system of fining people actually keeps drunks off of the roads? The laws in place allow people to go right back out there and do it again, has nothing to do with BG.

Anonymous said...

The head on crash was a drunk driver, not the result of a police chase. That 120-mile police chase sure involved a tool though.

Anonymous said...

10:09 -

"no big deal." Seriously? I guess a few years of non-stop coverage and tens of millions of taxpayers' dollars spent = "no big deal" in your world.

You've opened your mouth and proven yourself a fool.

Anonymous said...

The judicial system in this country is top notch isn't it?

Anonymous said...

Gravitational waves were discovered in space because two black holes collided? The chance of me understanding that is less than 1%.

Don't you worry Barry....you're safe behind that gate

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't bet $100. I would bet 10,000 pennies.

DF Decatur Penny Mom

Denney Crane said...

So a bureaucrat gets to decide that sexual assault reports are "not of legitimate concern to the public"?

The establishment must be hiding a pink elephant in the closet if they refuse to release those records.

Reminds me of an old Communist proverb: "There is no murder in Paradise."

Anonymous said...

Valentines Day is super gay.

Anonymous said...

Don't bet those pennies, you already have enough to fund every chapter of MADD in every state so they will no longer need to get back channel funding!

DF Bad at Math Lottery Guy

Anonymous said...

Good point Crane, and I bet that same bureaucrat supports STEP grants in the name of public safety!

Anonymous said...

You are doing it wrong! My wife and I even have our own names for it. I call it Steak and BJ day and she calls it Spa day!

Brandon said...

I think what's even more incredible about that 538 map is that nearly half the Texas border with Mexico is orange for Trump (I see what you did there Nate) I guess if Trump ever pulls a Bush and starts speaking Spanish and lets them know he wants to kick them all out, he might lose that part of the state quick.

Bear said...

Brandon,

Maybe it means that the legal citizens of the border counties are just as fed up with illegal immigration as the rest of us.