The Campaign For DA

2.18.2016

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts



  • Uncle Hank of Breaking Bad is in the old movie The Firm. 
  • I watched the new episode of Better Call Saul last night. That episode was creepily believable. A sole practitioner who would never work for a big law law firm despite the salary offer and an idiot who doesn't understand he needs a body guard. 
  • Mrs. LL reads John Grisham books and yells about how awful the story line is but she still can't put them down. She's right. They are so ridiculous yet so good.
  • Grisham wrote one non-fiction book, The Innocent Man, about a guy wrongfully convicted out of Ada, Oklahoma. It was fantastic and haunting. (When Grisham was asked if he liked writing fiction or non-fiction he said fiction because he just gets to make things up instead of researching and having to get everything right.)
  • Three of the four People In The House have been sick --- something that never happens. And the 7th Grader In The House is running a high fever. Something is going around. 
  • The Cruz v. Trump fight is so fun.
  • The Rhome Police Chief has been placed on "paid administrative leave" following some incident on Tuesday.  (He's running for Sheriff. Is there a Vegas line on that because I'd bet every single dime I have?)  Can that city get its act together? It embarrasses the county.
  • “Will I be an S.O.B., I think he said?” Jeb Bush said, turning to the crowd. “I will be tough, I will be resolute, I will be firm, I will be clear, I will be determined.”
  • I don't understand how Texas judges can tweet when they should be working. And I bet they are using government phones using a government paid phone account. People have been indicted for far less. (I'm thinking of a Wise County example.)
  • One of the many odd things about me: I detest restaurants. I think it is the biggest ripoff in the country. Bang vs. Buck.
  • Ticket fans: They replayed the Nolan Ryan snow monkey interview this morning. I bet I've listened to that twenty times over the years, and I laugh out loud every time. 
  • My laptop got screwed up somehow, and I couldn't access the LL comments section. I finally just handed it to Mrs. LL. Five minutes later she hands it back to me and says, "Boom! Problem fixed."  Technology is no longer my friend. (The problem was some Chrome add-on that I had downloaded. I would have never figured that out.) 



43 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well, it look like you just lost the Rhome vote.

One of the many odd things about me: I detest sporting events. I think it is the biggest ripoff in the country. Bang vs. Buck.

Fixed that for you.

Everyone is different. I can't imagine taking your trips, and the amount of money I spent on food over the last year in restaurants would give you a stroke. I'd take my $750 dinner for two over the same amount spent going to a college football game, any day.

Of course, I will also take my $1.00 lengua and liver taco from a street cart on the Zocolo in Mexico City at midnight, too.

Some Houston Lawyer

Anonymous said...

Do you remember how Hillary has always fought for gay rights and same sex marriage?

Anonymous said...

Yesterday's RTG should have been today's - you coulda closed out the week on a win.

SpanishWarDonkey said...

Dammit Barry what did I say not 24 hours ago?

Anonymous said...

How ironic that there is a Giant Burger ad next to the part about the Rhome Police Chief in the update. That's where he about gave that old man a heart attack with his rogue cop tough guy aggressiveness. This guy is a fake and so is his Christian values campaign platform. The public needs to see the video of Davis berating paying customers.

Anonymous said...

Maybe you fell this way because most of the restaurants in Wise County are terrible and not worth the money. There are some exceptions, but only a handful. You should get out more. And by "out", I mean out of Wise County. There is great food worth the money, but you have to look for it.

Anonymous said...

What day do you think it is?

Anonymous said...

Barry has just got the Rhome vote. The city council and police are no longer trusted by citizens.

Anonymous said...

The Cruz v. Trump fight is so fun.


They will probably join forces.

Anonymous said...

Shame on Rhome leadership. They ruined a town their parents helped make a once great place.

Anonymous said...

A rip off is what we pay the DISD superintendent and basketball Coach. Bang vs. Buck . Must be the banging

Anonymous said...

Too many city people have tried to skim money for their own gain on city projects, then brag about it. Rhome will never change.

Anonymous said...

Rhome will probably never get its act together, primarily because there is zero growth. There is virtually nothing in Rhome to attract new residents or business.

Consider per capita income and education. There is nothing pushing those numbers up.

The few citizens with the intellect and experience to make a real difference either aren't stupid/brave enough to try, or they can't manage to outnumber the old-timers.

Anonymous said...

snow monkey? weird that you think that is funny.

Anonymous said...

It's pretty easy for someone that does not have cooking responsibility to like eating at home a lot more than going to restaurants. To me, going out to a nice restaurant is all about the look and smile I get when I say "honey, I've made reservations at your favorite restaurant for Saturday night if you'd like to go". Priceless.

Anonymous said...

Rhome has zero growth because noone wants to live in a town with police harassment and council members who act like they are on the set of smokey and the bandit.

Anonymous said...

Don't do Chrome. Do Firefox.

DF Safari

Anonymous said...

I am in agreement with leftist Barty in regards to restaurants.

Anonymous said...

Sweet baby Jesus, Rhome Supercop can kiss his campaign goodbye. Especially after the Wise County Wiper put him at the top of the update. What a friggin nut-job. Only a matter of time before this psycho shoots somebody. I dont even go to Rhome to buy beer anymore, Im too scared of this clown. Id rather go to Briar.

Anonymous said...

9:33 basketball coach has a great program under his tenure...just because kids cant handle intense coaching and go home and cry to mom and dad does not mean he his not a good coach. his program has better discipline and structure than any other boys program we have. Quit bashing the man for being passionate about his job, the game, and his team. if you have a problem with him then go talk to him instead of doing it behind a post without a name.

Maybe ask some of the boys who play for him how they feel about him and the program. I think they will all agree that he gets intense at times, but they all respect the man and thinks they are better players and a better team because of him.

Anonymous said...

God, the Wizard of Oz, The Grand Dragon, or whatever voices he hears are now telling him to run for DA. Be afraid, be very afraid.

Anonymous said...

Is it OK if judges pee during the day? On taxpayer time, into a taxpayer provided urinal? Heck no. Seems a completely personal activity that we are freaking paying through the nose for. They should just sit there and hold it until they punch out.

Anonymous said...

Is the RTG making a gay statement today with the rainbow swim suit? Not that there's anything wrong with that.

DF Ellen Degeneres

Anonymous said...

Brandon pulls people over in his personal truck and in street clothes. The guy is crazy. Read the complaint section on the Rhome forward website. Stalker

Anonymous said...

Never had a chance. It's just his showboating as usual.

Anonymous said...

I love a good restaurant meal but finding one difficult. Wise County is food hell. I eat out at places where the food is better than what I can crank out at home. Not really a place here that fits that so we rarely eat out.

Cooking is one of my favorite past times though. That hour or so in the kitchen every night prepping, creating with my wife beside me and my toddler on the counter helping is pure heaven! Our best conversations and I'm sure our fondest memories are being made right in the kitchen. Food is life, why more people don't embrace it and enjoy it is strange to me. People around here talk about food like it is a necessary evil.

Anonymous said...

Jeb Bush raised his hand when Lindsey Graham asked the audience how many people were democrats.

Anonymous said...

You are so right Barry, Trump vs. Cruz is fun. Unfortunately Clinton vs. Sanders is two very boring people and is not fun at all.

Anonymous said...

Don't eat at giant burger, the Rhome chief will come in and cuss you out !

Anonymous said...

11:34

There is a difference between biologically required activities during business hours and totally personal, and voluntary, activities during business hours.

Those are your tax dollars, not working.

Anonymous said...

Rhome police chief says he is not on leave. Look at his Facebook page. Says it all. These type positions are supposed to be about the law of these lands. Not your own personnel views. Anybody else that uses their position over somebody else would get in trouble/fired. He is using his badge as a hammer to back up his on personnel views. I can't be for sure but I could have swore I saw him removing signs from the Grandy's corner by the stop sign and it included other people's candidate signs. I did not realize who he was until I was told later who was driving the unmarked f-150 with Rhome police insignia on it. Otherwise I would have recorded it if I had my phone ready. I know we are considered west of DFW but we aren't in the wild Wild West. I want to see the video from Tuesday. Can somebody post it online or the link.

Anonymous said...

Did you see the update to today's WCM update. Davis is once again disregarding the Mayor as the City's chief executive and his boss. Sounds Ike insubordination. Then he spoke to the media in violation of city policy that establishes the Mayor as the media spokesperson. Doubt he got permission to make that statement. Sounds like insubordination and flagrant violation of city policy. Then he deflects the fact that he started the confrontation and "justifies" what he did in the manner he did it because someone else did something wrong. The latter is not substantiated as fact and probably isn't true. Sounds like lying that is masking official misconduct. And add in a measure of paranoia. Barry, can you get the video of his rant in the store and post it for all to see? Statements given to the Wise County Deputies probably aren't available for public access; but would like to see those, too. Considering all that happened inside the store and how innocent bystanders were affected, would not be surprised if this rant causes the city one or more new law suits. Beginning to wonder what he has on the Rhome CC that keeps him in his position despite this type of continued behavior and official misuse of power. This group just can't help themselves. The only hope is that they implode onto each other before an innocent citizen gets hurt or worse.

Anonymous said...

Please go look at the messengers Facebook page and read what superman Brandon Davis is saying. What a flippen moron

Anonymous said...

11:13
Do we ask the kids from Alvoid or the home grown kids?

Anonymous said...

Rhome says Wise County please help make Rhome a bitter place!

Anonymous said...

Brandon sure isn't going to win any votes at the sheriff office with his lesbian bashing on messenger. Shame you have to belittle fellow LEO's because of their orientation. Hopefully he never has to count on a lesbian to save his life in a shootout.

Anonymous said...

Poor Mr Childress. He should sue the city. He did not deserve to be harassed. The chief is a bully who has nothing better to do than be mean to an old man. Brandon harassed a group who had nothing to do with his sign.

Anonymous said...

Rhome looks a lot like the Watts section of LA. The watts tower dominates Main Street, and neon signs that light up the the area are really making it look trashy. What's next? An adult video store?

Anonymous said...

So, weeks ago Davis commented that he was waiting " for the Lord to provide the funds for his signs"...did he think maybe this was the work of the Lord as he gave then took away? And who really owns the signs if the Lord provided the money.

Anonymous said...

He blames the lgbt community for stealing his signs, then goes and yells at people with nothing to do to with it. Where are the FBI and Rangers ?

Anonymous said...

#giantburgerpatronlivesmatter

Anonymous said...

11:46 wins the gold!

Anonymous said...

Did Brandon leave the burger joint bathroom with toilet paper like Buford t justice did after yelling at patrons and ordering a Diablo sandwich?