The Campaign For DA

2.23.2016

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts




  • I saw a white car yesterday on the way to a hearing in Fort Worth that was white, had the Texas seal on it, and a with logo that simply said "Texas Law Enforcement". What the heck was that? Why wasn't the agency named?
  • Then on the way back I saw a Fort Worth police car which had "Abandoned Car Division" on the side of it.  Faithful readers know what I'm thinking right now, Too many . . . . 
  • One part of my job is to watch a ton of DWI videos from various agencies around the county. I'm going crazy because they now all have their own program which I have to install before I can watch it. That's a little scary to start with but practically the applications rarely work. Boyd PD and Decatur PD are the worst. Just go back to the simple DVD.
  • The Dwaine Caraway and John Wiley Price fight was gold.  I'd bet on Caraway on humor but Price in a fight.
  • I keep saying that if Trump wins Florida, it's over. But it looks like the election is in mid-March. Didn't it use to be earlier? The vote for Texas is March 1st. That's changed, right? 
  • In Dalworthington Gardens, a mother got shot and called 911. Her daughter answered the call. I'm not saying the 911 tape of that incident should be released but the police are refusing to so so since it involves their dispatcher and her daughter. You cannot justify that on that basis.
  • Josh Hamilton is hurt even before spring training begins. The most fragile body in the major league.
  • I don't do many jail visits these days (because I rarely have any clients in jail awaiting trial) but when I do, I'm greeted by the greatest Wise County employee who screams out, "Barry!!!! Where have you been?!!" That happened last Friday afternoon when I was really beaten down. It cheered me up immediately. I love that woman.
  • Hey, to you goofballs who think you don't need any instructions on using a kayak: If it takes on water, what do you do? Are there drain plugs? What about the paddle? Do you attach it to anything or do you risk letting it get away? What if you fall out or want to jump out to swim? How easy is it to get back in it? The fin? Is that the first thing you need to protect most when getting it in out of the lake? How about storing it if you have to outdoors? Does it matter how it is positioned? What about fishing pole attachments? I appreciate my readers but a couple of you are absolute morons.
  • One thing I've learned in life: Listen to people who know more about a subject than you do regardless of what that subject is.
  • Speaking of, I might need some rod and reel advice.
  • How the Republicans don't understand that Trump or Cruz cannot win the presidency is beyond bewildering. If Rubio doesn't get the nomination, it's over. Rubio, however, could win.
  • Cruz firing his communication director after a series of lies shows one thing: Chaos. 
  • Call back from yesterday: You guys really see guys riding horses in Wise County on the paved shoulder?
  • A home on College Street in Decatur looks like its garage (and more) was destroyed by a major fire. When did that happen? 
  • The accused Bridgeport ISD bus driver has made the Dallas Morning News.
  • And to the person who commented yesterday that "you are no Atticus Finch", you have no idea what my life is like on a daily basis. It is gut wrenching day after day if you care about the people who are scared and have put their faith in you to help them. By the way, don't hide behind your "anonymous" status. Come say that to my face.










69 comments:

Anonymous said...

Then on the way back I saw a Fort Worth police car which had "Abandoned Car Division" on the side of it. Faithful readers know what I'm thinking right now, Too many . . . .


LAWYERS?

Anonymous said...

Get you a Zebco 202 It is made for Kids, so you should be able to use it...

Anonymous said...

The more technical the kayak (the narrower/more enclosed the cockpit), the more you need a course of instruction. Even so, it wouldn't hurt to have guided instruction on how to get back in in the event of a "tump over" (capsize)!

Ex-Assistant Scoutmaster and Courthouse Friend

Anonymous said...

March primary has been first Tuesday in March for as long as I can remember. Happens to be the 1st this year.

Anonymous said...

I bet the white car was some off-duty peace officer using his own car for security or escort. Did it have Exempt tags?

Anonymous said...

Speaking of, I might need some rod and reel advice.

Is this question addressed to the morons?

SpanishWarDonkey said...

The lawyers wouldn't be needed were it not for the number of ridiculous citations issued day after day...

Anonymous said...

Call back from yesterday: You guys really see guys riding horses in Wise County on the paved shoulder?

Do you think that little detail might have enhanced your "observation" from yesterday?

Anonymous said...

We need to know a few things about your yak, Skipper. Is it a sit in , or open top? Theres a huge difference in the two.

Anonymous said...

You can take the boys out of the ghetto but cant take the ghetto out of the boys. Dallas Thugs

Anonymous said...

I read this blog every day but I have to admit that I have often wondered why you subject yourself to the comments of wise countyians every day. So many don't deserve a platform to voice their "opinions"!! I think you're just a journalist at heart and this gives you opportunity to write and maybe gives voice to a minority group in this part of the world (Liberals) but why subject yourself? Just wondering.

Anonymous said...

Good for you BG for calling out the "you're not Atticus Finch" commenter! Some people are clueless, classless, and crass.

Anonymous said...

Come on Barry.. Trump all the Way!!!

Anonymous said...

Inspect your kayak, drain plugs are obvious. If it takes on water you drain it, fix the leak and/or insert the plug properly before using again. Othetwise it will take on water....again. A paddle IS necessary and yes, you attach it when fishing. If you lose it you are up shit creek without a....! If you fall out, you climb back in. If you want to jump out and swim do so, the kayak will not get jealous. These ease of getting back in your kayak depends on your condition. The fin is cool, no need to jack with it. The first thing to protect is yourself (especially at WC park) the fin is happy to go second. Indoor storage is best, but outdoor will work. Store it where water won't collect if outside, mount on wall in garage is nice for inside. Fishing attachments can be found online, special to your brand, model or can be homemade. A simple Google search will give you all your fishing accessory needs.

There, all that with simple common sense, no instructions needed. It is a simple plastic boat, not Ikea furniture.

Anonymous said...

You sir, are no Atticus Finch. Not even close!

9:50 AM (from yesterday)


Well said 9:50 from yesterday, however nobody knows the trouble that mighty mouse has seen. Nobody knows his sorrow.

Anonymous said...

I thought Atticus Finch was a racist!

Anonymous said...

To the first commenter, the "abandoned vehicle enforcement" isn't actually a police officer. It's just an employee who arranges tows for all the abandoned cars left on the sides of the interstate. Thecar is a former police cruiser, but has orange lights instead of reds and blues.

George said...

For kayak instruction, search YouTube for "how to kayak". Lots of good information.

Anonymous said...

I saw a white car yesterday on the way to a hearing in Fort Worth that was white,

Please clarify---what color was the car? Or was it a white hearing? Or was Fort Worth white?

DF Bill Dance said...

Get a cane pole and some minners. That's what we call n*gger fishing.

Anonymous said...

The only initial Rod/reel advice you need: Stay away from baitcasting reels unless you grew up with them or have someone there to help you out.

Anonymous said...

Some folks call it a sling blade, but the accused Bridgeport ISD bus driver calls it a kaiser blade.

Leddy Foster said...

Barry you may want to look into taking a guided trip first. Get the feel for it and some great fishing advice from an expert. Shane Davies does one on the Brazos, find it online and facebook.

You want to get to a baitcaster as quickly as possible. Look for one with as much degrees of magnetic break as possible. you can crank that up and use a weight to learn to cast it. They last longer, give you more precision and distance than other options.

Of course, if you really get into this, you will find there is a place in your repertoire for a few rods and reels and styles.

PM me/or email if you like.

Anonymous said...

I use outriggers on my kayak, provides added stability if you want to stand and fish. I would recommend for newcomers if you are serious about the fishing part. The accessories are limitless. Rod holders, storage, lights, dash mounts for fish finder, Go Pro, etc. I would also recommend a kayak dolly, easy to build and helps you get your geared up rig to the water with ease.

I store mine mounted on the wall in my garage. A simple hook system with bungee cords. Pick one end up, bungee it, do the same with the other end. I face the opening out so I can peek for spiders.

Anonymous said...

My 4 and 7 year old grandsons would be glad to come give you some rod and reel instruction, but you'll have to take them for a spin in your kayak....

John said...

Kayaks don't have drain plugs, well the one I had didn't. For the paddle, there's a strap you can buy that attaches to your life jacket so you don't lose it. There's no position it should be stored in unless its cheap pliable plastic. You get in some kayaks and on some kayaks. I would suggest the one you sit IN. You also need a dry bag to put your stuff in.

Anonymous said...

I forgot to sign....

A. Moron

wordkyle said...

"Trump or Cruz cannot win" - Maybe right, maybe not. If the Democrat candidate is disease-ridden, scandal-ridden, under investigation by the FBI, considered untrustworthy by 80% of Democrats, and historically for sale to the highest-bidder, who may not be able to stay out of prison for treason before the election --
-- then Trump or Cruz look pretty good. To many people they do anyway, of course, but especially so. (Incidentally, aren't there reports that Hillary only won Nevada because Harry Reid and the unions pulled some shenanigans?) Are Democrats excited about her?

Of course, you could fall back on the loony socialist who promises free everything for everybody. That will lock up a huge number of Democrats.

Anonymous said...

RE: Fire on S. College -- http://www.wcmessenger.com/2016/update/monday-february-15-2016/

Re: How the Republicans don't understand -- Do you not understand that people will vote against an ideology in order to stop what is happening in Washington now? As an independent who voted FOR Obama the first time around and AGAINST him the second, who doesn't trust Hillary as far as I can throw her, and wouldn't vote for a liberal socialist if they were covered in gold dust and diamonds and promised me a shitload of those daily, let me tell you...they CAN win, and it's not 'beyond bewildering'.

DWI programs: First rule of technology...KISS (Keep it simple, stupid). Some tech geeks have sold the PDs a crock.

Anonymous said...

Google-Texas Fishing Forum. They have a section there for kayak fishing and such

Anonymous said...

I have a lot of fishing gear for sale but not on sale.. How about a boat to go with it? The best day to own a boat is the day you sell it to someone else.

DF Ex Devon Bass Champ

Anonymous said...

Zebco 33 with 10 lb test spider wire. All the Reel advice you will need. Put it on a 6 ft medium action rod. Walmart, maybe 40 bucks total.
Catch a few fish, then the bug will hit and you will soon find that a fortune can be spent to catch the same fish the 33 reels in just as good.
After you figure out exactly what type of fish you want to catch then you can specialize.
Catfish reel (big old thing hold 30 lb test).
Bait Casting (lots of patience) lots of frustration for bass, the higher the bearing count the higher the price and usually the easier the reel in, for Lure fishing where hundreds of cast happen.
Ultra Light for trout (don't go crazy with the price all work pretty good and wind up spinning out bearings.

Anonymous said...

I think Brandon Davis is pretty much done with his bid for sherriff. Maybe after the closed city council meeting tonite, he will get fired altogether. Good riddance, you punk.

Anonymous said...

Cruz firing shows character, but how where you to know?

Anonymous said...

Prager knows more than Barry, but Barry can't receive the information due to his internal noise.

Denney Crane said...

I appreciate my readers but a couple of you are absolute morons.

Thank you for continuing to remind me that I suffer from moronic thoughts, opinions and behavior. I would have suffered in denial for decades if you hadn't identified my condition.

Thank you for not naming names as well. Not everyone knows I'm an idiot.

Anonymous said...

....."Come say that to my face."

Yo Barry. Taking lessons from Brandon Davis?? All you politicians are cut from the same cloth.

Anonymous said...

Just remember to take off the little plastic fish that's tied onto the line when you buy it...

Rage

Anonymous said...

Speaking of, I might need some rod and reel advice. Read the instructions, dumbass.

Anonymous said...

Trump is a blue collar American who represents all the other blue collar Americans. He's the truth

David in Red River said...

BG...you have more patience with the morons of Wise county than anyone else would have. Props for taking all the bs and sticking to your guns. And I agree...if they can't put their own names in their comments they're clearly too cowardly to put much stock into their opinions.

Anonymous said...

Skippy, You make it sound like Cruz is the first one to ever fire someone on his staff.

Anonymous said...

Well, it looks like Barry has now lost the Rhome vote and the moron vote.

So, who's left in Wise County to vote for him?

Anonymous said...

Rhome Police Chief Brandon Davis to be guest speaker at FreedomTexas.
Pizza Hut will be the meeting place.

Anonymous said...

Kayaking advice.

Get a comfortable life jacket (pfd) and wear it.
Practice reentry in a pool or shallow water. It is important.
Look at a yakattack black box if you want to get fishing attachments ready made.
Set the fishing rigging up so you can troll...paddling while your lure is dragged alongside and behind. You will catch white bass in early March in creeks
Look at Texas kayakfisherman website.
Put a space cheap paddle in the storage. Get a paddle leash.
Use a spinning rod. Use lightweight. More fun.
Google beyond the breakers if you want to learn to catch shark.

Football guru

Anonymous said...

/Little testy today? Nice RTG's Relax morons will be morons and this too shall pass

Anonymous said...

Trump just locked up the nomination. He said he would prosecute Hillary.

Anonymous said...

10:11 AM WINS the internets today!

Anonymous said...

Trump might actually be the least blue collar candidate in the history of ever. I'm glad you support him but get your facts straight.

Anonymous said...

It is funny when two Dallas Dems act like idiots, Barry can joke about it like it was some charming little spat. If it would have been Repubs, Barry would have been saying how the Repub party is dead and lost.
Your bias is so obvious Mr. "Libertarian"

Anonymous said...

Trump blue collar?

Anonymous said...

I love black on black violence. But shouldn't it be prosecuted as a hate crime?

Anonymous said...

" come say that to my face" I would have to get on my knees to do that. LOL.....

Anonymous said...

Easy there, Counselor. What's got you wound so tight? I've been coming here a long time, and your tone today seems really off. You doing okay?

Regarding the kayak... If it's a sit-on-top and you're using it in a lake, don't overthink it. Common sense should be adequate.

If, however, it's a sit-in, you do need to study up on (and practice) how to get out of the thing if it turns over, particular in a current (river, etc.). That's when bad things happen if you're not prepared.

DF Goofball Moron

Anonymous said...

The worst of the bunch - Slidell

Anonymous said...

Wiley-Caraway fight with the Jesus sign in the background is classic.

Anonymous said...

10:02 Donald Trump is the son of a wealthy home and apartment builder in new York. He was so rebellious as a child, throwing erases at the teacher that his father sent him to a military academy in his early teens. Trump was friends with his attorney Roy Cohn, who represented Joseph Mccarthy. He died from aids. Trump made all the clubs, made friends with democratic politicians. He used mob owned concrete construction to build the Trump tower. Trump filed bancruptcy 4 times and was sued by the justice department for not renting to blacks. He is 69 years old and not a social or fiscal conservative. He borrowed Reagan theme for his campaign.
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Anonymous said...

Good one 845! There are too many lawyers working for the Abandoned Car Division and Law Enforcement!

Anonymous said...

Animal cruelty.

Anonymous said...

You sir are (still) no Atticus Finch.

A little bitchy today...Did the ambulance outrun you again Bu?

Anonymous said...

9:50 am. Agree with the thought. Don't think Rhome CC collectively has enough conscience to protect the city and citizens from the escalating behavior that will eventually lead to some one getting seriously hurt and/or more law suits. But on the off change they do and decide to fire him, wouldn't it be a hoot if Rhome had to pay out his brand new 3-year contract. The CC LOVES him so much they probably did not include a morals - conduct unbecoming clause. Their only concern was to protect their buddy and "stick it" to the citizens who dared to stand up for themselves and the City's reputation against this bully and his official oppression conduct.

Anonymous said...

Do you not understand that people will vote against an ideology in order to stop what is happening in Washington now? 9:26 AM

Why do they keep reelecting the same idiots in Congress? You want to stop what's happening, quit putting the same people back in office.

Anonymous said...

That's why the rollback passed, and this will be their revenge on the people.

Anonymous said...

Are you fishing to look good or have fun? If the answer is have fun, forget the fancy rod & reel. Get a Pocket Fisherman. Simple & it works fine.

DF Jimmy Houston

Anonymous said...

I wish I still had a vehicle with county identification.

DF Tom Bishop

NoseALot said...

Two RTGs on the same day with bikini bridges! What a start to the day!

Anonymous said...

You sure do talk a big game for someone thats such a puss in the court room!

Anonymous said...

Yeah. Too many trashy people who just dump cars and create dangerous situations; or steal cars and dump them. There would not be a single police officer assigned full time to handle abandoned cars if......?

Anonymous said...



Those two a couple of Scar-dashians??