The Campaign For DA

2.10.2016

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts



  • Trump! Sanders! Win! Idiocracy!
  • Beyonce mentioned Red Lobster in a song at the Super Bowl and its sales are up. You know what? I have no idea where a Red Lobster is in Fort Worth or Denton. 
  • Big discussion up at the courthouse as of late: Should the police, on a routine traffic stop, have the right to ask you "where are you are headed?" Does that delay the "detention" for a reason unrelated to the traffic stop.
  • And I'll admit they intentionally "drew me offsides" yesterday on the Third Floor of the courthouse to no end. It's fun, interesting, and intelligent arguments, but if I had a blood pressure monitor on me, EMS would have been called. (And I should have charged an admission price to a particular probation officer who was entertained more than anything else he saw yesterday.)
  • I dropped the 7th Grader in The House off at school at 5:50 this morning for practice. 5:50!!!!
  • "Speaking to the Ector County Commissioners’ Court on Monday morning, District Judge Sara Kate Billingsley said a threat has been made against her life, and in response, commissioners approved the creation of a bailiff position for her courtroom." She didn't have a bailiff?
  • "The disciplinary board of the Texas State Bar on Monday affirmed the agency’s decision to disbar Charles Sebesta, the former prosecutor who oversaw the wrongful death sentence of Anthony Graves." Wow. The State Bar actually does something other than print the most boring magazine in the history of ever!
  • Mrs. LL had jury duty yesterday. The prosecutor asked her if my occupation would impact her in any way. She said no. Then the second chair prosecutor suddenly said, "May we approach, your honor?"  (She couldn't hear what was said.) She never made it on the jury. My ego wants me to believe the prosecutor suddenly realized, "Oh, my! She's married to that crazy blog guy!"
  • Dallas is debating whether they should let the eXXXitca Convention should be allowed back. If there is nothing illegal going on and they want to ban it based upon its "content", they would have a heck of a Freedom of Speech lawsuit on their hands. (But the odd part is that billionaire Ray Hunt is leading the "ban this!" crowd. Why does he care?)
  • Decatur is home to the Waggoner Mansion. Yesterday it was announced that "Stan Kroenke, the billionaire owner of the NFL’s Rams, has agreed to purchase the historic W.T. Waggoner Estate Ranch in Texas . . . . Terms for the purchase of the more than 520,000-acre estate" were not announced. It was listed for $725 million. 


50 comments:

Anonymous said...

Bernie, Hillary, Win! EXTREME Idiocracy!

wordkyle said...

So you're a Hillary supporter?

Anonymous said...

Red Lobster in Denton is on I-35 E on the south side of town, east side of the road. Olive Garden, Texas Roadhouse and On The Border are next door.

Exit Loop 288, they are just north of the Denton Regional Hospital.

Anonymous said...

On a scale of 1 to 10 with ten being the best, I give your four RTGs a cumulative score of 8. I think you're trolling us again, sir.

Anonymous said...

The only Red Lobster in Fort Worth is on Hulen. There is another one over by Northeast Mall.

Gotta love the cheese biscuits.

Anonymous said...

Red Lobster Sucks

DF Papa Dough

Anonymous said...

Dude. WTF? Take a mulligan on those RTGs, BG.

9:01 nailed it ... a cumulative 8.

Anonymous said...

Just 30 years ago, Red Lobster was the hottest restaurant franchise opportunity going. People were lined up to throw their money at the RL home office to get permission to build a local seafood place. The restaurant was considered a money making machine. Well, time passes and things change.

DF Zuider Zee

Anonymous said...

For those who need a good laugh this morning!

https://youtu.be/cSTVhrmoEhQ

Anonymous said...

lol @ 9:01. That broad on the left takes away a few points ... it's like having the opening kickoff go back the other way for six. You've put the whole team in a hole.

Anonymous said...

Why does he care?

Believe it or not, some people still care about standards and decorum. You're probably right regarding the legality of the enterprise, but that doesn't necessarily make it a desirable attraction to host in one's city.

Triple Fake... said...

they intentionally "drew me offsides"
What happened to that whole "you can't draw me offsides because I'm in my three-point stance"?

If somebody made a threat against, and wanted to do harm to, a district judge, what are the chances it would happen in the courtroom? And that a bailiff would be able to prevent it?
I think I'm at the saturation point in my basketball viewership. I have an image of her bailiff with a microphone bellowing at the spectators "Everybody on your feet for your district judge, Sara Kaaaate Billiiiingsleeeeee!"

A billionaire sports owner has bought the Waggoner Ranch. Oh, great! He's gonna want to dome the whole thing and install artificial turf. And if we don't provide the public funding to finance it, he's gonna relocate the ranch to Las Vegas or somewhere!

Anonymous said...

Regarding the first RTG on the left: I didn't know Powder had a sister.

DF Lance Henriksen

Anonymous said...

Not enough flesh exposed on the RTG's. Fail

Anonymous said...

RE: RTGs

Could the lady(?) on the far left be any whiter?

Anonymous said...

The Red Lobster in North Richland Hills is pretty good.

Anonymous said...

Sure,they have the right to ask you where you're going. They should also realize that I have the right to say "None of your f@ckin business".

Triple Fake... said...

And speaking of sports, which I almost did earlier, isn't it just typical of the WC Messenger to comment on last night's games in this fashion:
Start off by mentioning how great the Decatur boys did, and follow that by saying the Decatur girls "were tripped up", and lost a share of the district title. Oh, also the B'port girls didn't get tripped up (yawn!) which means they're outright district winners. And some other games were played, too. The Bulls won, which means they're also district winners, but we won't tell you that.

Anonymous said...

re
Waggoner Estate -- You do know the Waggoner mansion in Decatur is not part of the estate that was sold, don't you? It's been privately owned for years.
Dallas Morning News headline -- Yep...Only thing certain: Voters ARE craving change!
RTGs -- I only give a cumulative score of 2: woman #2 gets both points.

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

Ray Hunt owns about 30 acres of downtown. He's got a vested interest in speaking out about it the council meeting.

Anonymous said...

I picture Wordy the way zombies are depicted in movies and TV, except instead of mindlessly stumbling around muttering "braaaaainz," he mindlessly wanders around muttering "politiiiiiiiics."

Anonymous said...

Someone is reading way to much into the police asking, "Where are you headed?" I just take it as small talk. What are law enforcement supposed to say, when they walk up to your car, hello asshole? By the way I have no affiliation with any law enforcement.

Anonymous said...

9:42 -

Good to know that your personal morality should dictate the city's economic interests. How are you feeling about strip clubs? Night clubs? Any form of alcohol sales? Cigarettes? Short skirts on women?

How far, exactly, do we need to go to legislate your levels of "standards and decorum?" And remind me again why you come to read a blog that posts daily pictures of scantily clad women? Scandalous!

Anonymous said...

Then you will definitely be killed on the spot.

wordkyle said...

1029 - Reconsider your picture. I've explained several times over the years that because BG regularly comments on politics, my focus here is almost exclusively on discussing politics. I'm not interested in the Decatur/Bridgeport feud, Wise County restaurants, or the problems rock trucks cause, so I don't talk about them. If you go to a casino, you'll see a lot of people playing cards. That doesn't mean it's all they do.

Anonymous said...

It is like the Church Lady fell into the clone machine & it won't turn off. Lots of folks are mighty judgy these days. Live and let live, I say. A convention of strippers and sexy ladies in Dallas sound pretty good to me.

DF Bill Clinton

Anonymous said...

"Where are you headed" is a common police tactic. If you don't answer you are suspicious and they will attempt to search you. If your answer is vague, they will deem it suspicious and attempt to search you. They will also jot down your info, remember your car and you will be stopped repeatedly in that jurisdiction.

Never tell them you are just riding around or give a smart ass answer. If you choose to answer give very specific details about where you are going. Also, be careful to make sure you are on a direct path to the destination you give or be able to explain why if you are not.

I keep a detailed log book of all my travels and have a dash mounted camera to record any interaction with police or the public in general. Life in this day and age is all about CYA. Do not ever trust anot her human being. That means cops, family, friends, spouses, kids, parents, etc.

Anonymous said...


Are you just trying to get readers to leave with these RTG's lately?

BTW.....police cannot and should not be allowed to where you are going.

Anonymous said...

My comment offered an answer to the question "Why does he care?".

Hunt does not legislate anything, but he
has the right to express his opinion
on the event, whether informed by
the voices in his head, the DMN, or the Bible
- just as anyone else. The Council
members will make the decision.

To Your question "How far...do we need to go...?", well, that is the purpose of deliberative bodies. If you intended to imply that lawmakers must park all codes of conduct outside chamber doors, I believe you are mistaken.

Anonymous said...

11:20

Sooooooo.....how long have you been this paranoid?

Double Fake Dr. Phil

Anonymous said...

Beyonce mentioned Red Lobster in a song ...


No RT's about the gay ass 1/2 time show??

Anonymous said...

@1342

I see what you did there - Funny

One interweb to you sir

Anonymous said...

How do you know we have Rock Trucks then?

Anonymous said...

Since I was arrested for not having my insurance card on me while looking for a house we were looking at buying. It was a new addition so the GPS was off and I ended up on the wrong street. Somebody called the police because I was acting "suspicious". I was parked talking to the real estate agent on the phone at night. The cops arrested me just to search the car. They tore it apart and found nothing.

Anonymous said...

Socialism is great, as long as you don't mind 70 or 80 percent of what you make being taken off the top to pay for it.

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

Wordkyle...

"If you go to a casino, you'll see a lot of people playing cards. That doesn't mean it's all they do."

Tip of my cap to you; I don't always agree with your politics, but that is a great saying.

Anonymous said...

Lots of folks are mighty judgy these days. - 11:12

They hate us for our freedom. Lots of folks would want us to live in a society ruled by religion. (Their particular brand of religion.) Problem is that's exactly why the founding fathers were in favor of separation of church and state.

DF Thomas Jefferson

Anonymous said...

Come back next year at this time and tell me how many wins BHS has in BB when they are niggless

Anonymous said...

You are a nut case; they probably do care where you are headed & what you are going to do.

Anonymous said...

Do you look like a meth head? The rest of us, don't have that problem.

Anonymous said...

I think the Waggoner Mansion is privately owned and probably not part of the sale you mentioned today.

Anonymous said...

Clean cut all American guy driving a brand new truck. I've never had that problem until I did! I did file a wrongful arrest complaint and they dropped the charges when I produced POI. The arrest record is still there though, and for someone who has never been in trouble that little blemish is devastating.

Anonymous said...

Police sometimes as where are you going? as a way to decide if you are in peril, or in need of assistance asap. If your answer is, "I'm going o the grocery store", I will promptly do what taxpayers pay me to do, write you a ticket.

Anonymous said...

Barry

Those questions like "where you headed to" etc have help develop reasonable suspicion to prolong traffic stops and ultimately lead to the arrest and apprehension of high threat criminals, missing and exploited children etc.

Anyone who would expect an officer to simply handle a minor traffic violation and move on is completely detached from the realities of police work and should remain a defense attorney (legal criminal).

Anonymous said...

Waggoner mansion would make a great red lobster.

Anonymous said...

Anyone who would expect an officer to simply handle a minor traffic violation and move on is completely detached from the realities of police work -7:12

Anyone who doesn't expect an officer to simply handle a minor traffic violation and move on is completely detached from what it means to be an American. We are citizens, not subjects. Not suspects. Not insurgents. American citizens with the inalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

DF Thomas Jefferson

Anonymous said...

1:19 AM

You have the right to not answer any questions, and hopefully the guy that has your dead family member in the trunk refuses to answer so he can continue down the road.

Mr. Youtube Lawyer, no rights are violated by simply making conversation. And by doing so no one is implying youre a suspect or an insurgent. Not every high threat criminal wears stinky clothes and drives a beat up cars. Alot of them are wearing suit and ties.

Everyone hates the police until they need them. Do law enforcement a favor, the next time you're involved in an accident, or victim of a crime. Don't call 911 and if you do just give them the basic information but don't answer any questions. Remember it's your constitutional right.

Enjoy the rest of your day in your mother's basement.

Anonymous said...

Violation of one's rights is the greater concern here. The fact you think we all should be subject to unlawful detentions is highly disturbing!

Anonymous said...

4:41pm--you are a POS

Anonymous said...

4:41 is right on though. I use to think Decatur was crappy to the Bridgeport people and now I know why. Bridgeport will always suck hind tit to Decatur cuz you are trash.