The Campaign For DA

2.26.2016

Random Friday Morning Thoughts



  • There is a pot convention this weekend in Fort Worth?
  • I'm always caught off guard when I see one of those huge windmill blades being pulled down the highway by an 18 wheeler. I did an extra double take last weekend when I saw at least 20 of them on a train along 287.
  • Speaking of 287, it seems like every guard rail has been smashed into during the last two weeks. 
  • I went to the fishing section of a sporting goods store yesterday and my head almost exploded. There are a lot of options between lures, lines, poles, reels and side equipment. I almost called Jimmy Houston.
  • The Republican debate last night was insane. And insanely entertaining. It made WWE look tame. And I think Trump schooled both Cruz and Rubio (while the other two guys just seemed to sit in the corner).
  • WBAP's Hal Jay, Brian Estridge and a CBS political "expert" thought Texas was a "winner takes all delegates state" this morning. Incredible. How do I know that's not correct when "professionals" don't? 
  • Gov. Greg Abbott tweeted that he would "live tweet" the Republican debate last night.  I got my popcorn ready. Then he sent out two boring tweets over the next two hours. 
  • I watched a very clear Wise County DWI video yesterday which was taken via body cam. The driver was a crying girl and at times I felt like I was watching The Blair Witch Project because she was so scared and her face filled up the screen.
  • There are no local political ads more pandering, and more right out of the 1980s, than those of Charlie Geren. 
  • I stand behind my Erin Andrews comment from yesterday, but some of you guys seemed to be a little uptight. It's just a nude body. A hot nude body, by the way. And she wasn't doing anything wrong during the secret filming. It wasn't right what the guy did, he was a stalker and a pervert, but why the horror? If someone wants to secretly film me naked, I'd be honored instead of offended. (Although the filmer would probably end up offended.)
  • The Dallas police are referring the Johnny Football alleged misdemeanor assault case to the grand jury? There are so many things wrong with these news reports. First, cops don't refer cases to the grand jury -- it has to go through the DA. Secondly, grand juries have the right to review misdemeanors but 99.9% of the time they review felonies only. (There is some passing of the buck going on here.). Thirdly, if the victim truly has a ruptured ear drum, it's a felony case because of the definition of "serious bodily injury" (especially after the way it was interpreted last week by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.)
  • Remember my tweet about the water supply yesterday? Well, now Jackson, Mississippi has issued a warning about their water. 
  • The Republican debate started with the National Anthem last night. I've asked this many times: When did the hand over your heart thing begin whenever it is played? That was not the case when I was a kid. You did it during the Pledge of Allegiance but not during the National Anthem.
  • I still wouldn't let Ben Carson operate on my brain. He might be a genius surgeon but he comes across as someone who has no clue of how to get to a local 7-11.
  • Being a presidential candidate would be a beating. The travel alone would kill me.







50 comments:

Anonymous said...

Barry's criticism of Ben Carson is animated by racism.

Anonymous said...

I stand behind my Erin Andrews comment from yesterday, but some of you guys seemed to be a little uptight. It's just a nude body. A hot nude body, by the way. And she wasn't doing anything wrong during the secret filming. It wasn't right what the guy did, he was a stalker and a pervert, but why the horror? If someone wants to secretly film me naked, I'd be honored instead of offended. (Although the filmer would probably end up offended.)

Barry Green...a man that stands behind his principles!

I thought this blog was a learning activity for you...I guess not

Anonymous said...

"I still wouldn't let Ben Carson operate on my brain. He might be a genius surgeon but he comes across as someone who has no clue of how to get to a local 7-11."

No offense Mr. Green, but the damage to your brain is not repairable. Liberalism is a mental disease with limited treatment options. Unfortunately, a lobotomy is not one of the recommended treatments.
By the way, I'd rather not have a hack, small town lawyer represent me in any criminal matters. Your disingenuous use of the Republican label in your initial filing for DA was rather shady.

DF Ben Carson

Anonymous said...

Uhhh, Jimmy Houston don't know jack.

DF Bill Dance

Rage

Anonymous said...

Rhome water is what is making the town crazy.

Anonymous said...

Hal Jay and Brian Estridge are as dumb as a sack of rocks. I would have expected a bit more intelligence from the CBS guy. Maybe he just didn't want to embarrass them on the air.

Anonymous said...

With all the pot heads in the Rhome corridor, that new taco casa should make a killing off stoners with the munchies. Too bad most will probably work there as well.

Anonymous said...

Wind turbine blades being transported is an indication of more fraud. Electricity output from wind turbines is inversely proportional to demand. For non math people that means as demand for electricity goes up, such as on hot summer days, the output of the turbines decreases. This morning the turbines in Texas are producing less than 1/3 of installed capacity. Source of data is ERCOT. If the government wants to subsidize something that will help in energy consumption why don't they pass out free high efficient heat pumps to all the mobile homes in Wise County. The higher the demand, the more is saved.

Anonymous said...

floatation devices afixed.........check

Bacon said...

Bacon Scale
4.7 out of 5
She is HOT!!

GJ BG!!

Anonymous said...

It boggles my mind that you're doubling down on the Erin Andrews comment. I agree that, from a legal perspective, proving up damages will be difficult. But, if she were given the option to go back in time and change things, do you think she would choose to have it happen or not? I'm going to guess that she'd choose "not" - regardless of what you perceive it did for her career.

Anonymous said...

"There is a pot convention this weekend in Fort Worth?"

Can't believe you are just finding out about this. Figured you were one of the organizers.

Anonymous said...

I am not a fan of the ads, but I don't blame Charlie Geren. The Tea Party and one of their big moneybags crazy supporters have tried to knock him off before and are once again. In that kind of fight, it's a "take no prisoners" approach. Charlie has to fight fire with fire. Not a fun time to be old school Republican.

DF James Baker

Anonymous said...

She's gotta be a 5/5 on the Bacon scale. She is on my Schwing Scale. Yount!

Anonymous said...

Ben Carson does microsurgery?

Anonymous said...

Fort Worth has a Pot convention..... a convention for an illegal product (in Texas.)

Yet Dallas bans Exxxotica.... a fully legal entity.

Dallas.....LOL.....you like giving that tax payer money away in lawsuits?

Anonymous said...

"It's just a nude body. A hot nude body, by the way."

Where are you coming from here?

She was asking for it?

Anonymous said...

I still wouldn't let Ben Carson operate on my brain.

Dear Mr. Green:

You're in luck - Dr. Carson has reviewed a statistically valid sampling of your blog and has conclusively determined you have no brain on which to operate.

Kindly,

DF Dr. Ben Carson's receptionist

Triple Fake... said...

So, you're okay with a criminal invasion of privacy against Erin Andrews (or anybody, really), because she's hot and nekkid. That justifies it, right? But you wouldn't want an accomplished surgeon near your brain, because you think he lacks certain skills outside the OR? That would be valid IF your consent to surgery was based on the correct answer to "Where's the nearest 7-11?"
How many clients have you missed out on because, even though they felt you were a "genius" lawyer, you're overwhelmed by the plethora of options available in the fishing gear section? And what if they disregarded your knowledge of the law, but instead focused on your ability to use a kayak. See how silly that sounds?

wordkyle said...

Barry, does your home have curtains on the windows?

Anonymous said...

@8:49

Animated? Please elaborate.

Anonymous said...

Sigh. Another day passes without a comment on Hillary or Bernie. I'm telling you, your political bias is causing Barry to miss out on comedy gold! Sheesh, with all the crimes Hillary has committed and the weird political views of Bernie Sanders, I'd think Barry would have more than enough material to entertain all Wise County. So, how about it, Bu? How's about putting that brain in gear and telling us what you think about your choices for president?

Anonymous said...

http://www.usflag.org/uscode36.html


A few minor changes were made a year later during the Flag Day 1924 Conference, It was not until June 22, 1942 that Congress passed a joint resolution which was amended on December 22, 1942 to become Public Law 829; Chapter 806, 77th Congress, 2nd session. Exact rules for use and display of the flag (36 U.S.C. 173-178) as well as associated sections (36 U.S.C. 171) Conduct during Playing of the National Anthem, (36 U.S.C. 172) the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag, and Manner of Delivery were included.

§170. National anthem; Star-Spangled Banner

The composition consisting of the words and music known as The Star-Spangled Banner is designated the national anthem of the United States of America.


§171. Conduct during playing

During rendition of the national anthem when the flag is displayed, all present except those in uniform should stand at attention facing the flag with the right hand over the heart. Men not in uniform should remove their headdress with their right hand and hold it at the left shoulder, the hand being over the heart. Persons in uniform should render the military salute at the first note of the anthem and retain this position until the last note. When the flag is not displayed, those present should face toward the music and act in the same manner they would if the flag were displayed there.

Anonymous said...

Barry, oh sorry I meant Atticus, are you going to the Wendy Davis estate sale? You might be able to pick up a pair of pink Mizunos. Or maybe you could buy some knick knacks. You seem like a knick knack kind of guy.

And speaking of Atticus, there was a character called Atticus on Idiotsitter yesterday or whenever the episode aired. Atticus was hilarious in a good way. You are hilarious too but in a bad way.

Anonymous said...

"I wouldn't let Ben Carson operate on my brain"

Damn son you prove on here every day that you have no brain. Idiot.

Anonymous said...

Ooooh Wordy got you good!

I mean... in his mind. then again, in his mind, he's an author.

Anonymous said...

Water Problems: Surely it wouldn't have anything to do with god knows what chemicals they use in fracking and "saltwater" disposal wells. T Boone was smart to buy up water rights. He's gonna make a killing.

Anonymous said...

Wow, those things are casting quite a shadow.

Anonymous said...

I stand behind my Erin Andrews comment from yesterday, but some of you guys seemed to be a little uptight.

Hey, that stalker helped make her famous and all. He's the genius of the century.

- DF Kanye Green

Sam Brows said...

Andrews is/was a high profile individual, who has sought treatment for anxiety associated with having been broadcast to, the evidence reflects, roughly 17 million people, buck neked, and having been nicknamed by enough people so that it got back around to her, "one-click andrews", as in, all it takes is one click on the internet to see her neked. She has offered proof that she's suffered emotionally, so it will be up to the jury to decide how much the good folks that own the Marriott Hotel Chain's insurance policy ought to have to pay for that emotional suffering. A million for the suffering and triple that for punitive damages to tell the chain not to be so lax in the future sounds pretty reasonable.

Anonymous said...

Military and civilian "salute" to flag during anthem was passed in 2008, 36 U.S. Code § 301.

wordkyle said...

1130 - I have autographed photos for sale, also. You're clearly a fan.

Anonymous said...

Your Andrews comments just show how tone deaf you really are when it comes to this issue. She was a popular ESPN personality before this happened and now she is just the hot sports anchor who was stalked. Any conversation about her career or life going forward will include this, she is forever defined by it.

How would you like it if a sex tape of you was put on the Internet and your legacy became that and not your years of work as a lawyer. Maybe the popularity would be more important to you and maybe that is what you are trying to tell us, but not everyone is geared that way.

Anonymous said...

10:23 -

Also not mentioned in today's blog (which, inexplicably, you seemingly feel should be tailored to your interests):

- the inability of last night's moderators to control the debate
- that really loud woman who yelled "Whooo" multiple times
- the shooting spree in Kansas
- Kelly Clarkson singing on American Idol
- Kanye West's thoughts on the conflict in Syria
- the newest flavor announced for Bahama Buck's
- Jackie Gleason's 100th birthday
- Oscar predictions
- the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow
- the social impact of #damndaniel
- the 48-hour rainfall totals in Poolville

I could go on, but where's the fun in that? I think we should all just comment once a day with the topic(s) we think should be written about, and complain about their absence.

Better yet, why not start your own? Throw the link in the comments here. We'll all be sure to go visit and get your insight into this year's wacky political scene.

Anonymous said...

how much for those autographed photos?

Anonymous said...

Wordy, how much you want for the photos? I need to cost compare with my current toilet paper.

Anonymous said...

Hey Skippy, Why don't you eat a little crow and mention the fact that the unemployment rates in 36 states are higher than prerecession levels?

Triple Fake... said...


What do you mean? An African or European swallow?

Triple Fake Arthur, King of the Britons, defeater of the Saxons, Sovereign of all England!

Anonymous said...

@1:07 pm: Thanks for the heads up on Bahama Bucks.

Anonymous said...

@11:57am

Weak.

Anonymous said...

1:07

African or European swallow?

Anonymous said...

1:07

You mean like, the one frequent poster that has his own blog that he last posted to in November of 2014? That guy?

Anonymous said...

1:07 --

Thanks for all the topic suggestions but I simply wondered what Bu's opinions were about the other presidential candidates since he always has something to say about the conservative boys and girls. Come on, let's hear about the liberals. Compare and contrast. The socialists vs. the constitutionalists. Come on, Bu, if you can't explain why I ought to vote for you as DA, at least try to explain why we should vote for your people.

Anonymous said...

Older than you BG but I was brought up to place my hand over my heart during the National Anthem.

Anonymous said...

I think there is a pot convention the way they are stopping cars in Wise County.

Anonymous said...

I can guarantee that if you are traveling through Wise County southbound with Colorado plates you are going to get STOPPED!!

Anonymous said...

Glad to see the hand over the heart explained. I was born in the 1940's and always held my hand over my heart during the National Anthem.

wordkyle said...

344, 201, 113, et al - You guys don't realize how much you make my day. Always thinking about me, paying attention to what I say or do outside of this forum, trying to connect with me on a personal level, while I'm focused on more important things. That kind of devotion is flattering.

Anonymous said...

I don't think wishing for the national anthem to be done away with is going to win you any votes for DA.

Anonymous said...

"First, cops don't refer cases to the grand jury -- it has to go through the DA."

Dude, I've referred many a case to grand jury, and I'm just a lowly cop who has never been to law school, more less seen a bar exam. I have NEVER had the DA refuse to present it, when I did so.

And you can be sure that, whenever I'm referring to grand jury instead of getting a warrant, I am punting.