The Campaign For DA

3.25.2016

Random Friday Morning Thoughts



  • Well, a lot of people have the day off and the courthouse is closed but . . . wait for it . . . here I am: The hardest working man in show business!
  • The latest issue of Texas Monthly is about our gun culture with Taya Kyle, the widow of Chris Kyle, on the cover with a rifle strapped over her back.
  • I saw maybe the craziest docket in district court yesterday. A guy gets put in jail. He won't stop mouthing off. His girlfriend in a short skirt with knee high boots won't stop talking to him. He has to be cuffed. Then a guy on the docket walks up to the bench wearing shorts and cowboy boots. And that is just the beginning of what I saw. Kudos to the judge for not blowing a gasket.
  • The Ticket this morning pointed out that the NFL's denial of CTE is just like Big Tobacco back in the day denying that cigarettes can cause cancer. That is dead on. 
  • I'm now at a point if I don't have reading glasses I can't read a thing. 
  • Mrs. LL's little nieces showed up at the house last night. They visit maybe twice a year. My favorite bit is to look at them and say, "Who is this person?" They love it. 
  • Yesterday was the 15th anniversary of a very unfortunate bird flying in front of a Randy Johnson fast ball. Video.
  • I received a question yesterday from bagofnothing if that I had the opportunity to argue before the Supreme Court would I do it or hand it off to someone who had experience in doing so. Great question. But for some reason my brain went back to when I was arguing a case back in the 1990s before the Fort Worth Appellate Court when a judge in a very stern voice (and in a bluff) looked at me and asked, "Did you write this brief?" I had written it but looked at my assistant DA (we only had one back then) who was there just to watch. I very briefly thought about throwing her under the bus and blaming it on her but my assistant DA gave me a "don't you dare!" look. I meekly replied to the judge, "Yes, I did your honor."  The judge's reply, "Thank you. It will be very helpful." I won the appeal. Years later that same judge would, during oral arguments, start a question to me with "Barry, let me ask you . . . ." As opposed to the formal, "Mr. Green, let me ask you . . . ." Moral of the story: Be honest and you earn respect.
  • But would I argue before the Supreme Court? Yep. But it would probably cause me a heart attack in my preparation
  • The Harris County DA tried to do it 2003 in trying to justify Texas' sodomy law and got crushed. Note to self: Track that down and listen to it. 
  • Garry Shandling died yesterday. An admission: I've never seen one second of the The Larry Sanders Show but everyone tells me I would love it. 
  • Oddly, my reference of "Hey, Now" comes from The Larry Sanders Show but I just heard it from The Ticket. 
  • Very random thought: Can a knuckle ball be thrown in women's softball?











44 comments:

Anonymous said...

A knuckle can not be thrown in women's softball. A moose knuckle can though

RPM said...

Garry Shandling was a great comedian and I have been a fan for as long as I can remember. The Larry Sanders Show was lightning in a bottle. The cast, the writing and the network to air it on. So many great performances on the show it's hard to count them all.

Artie may be the best supporting character in history. "I swear I killed that woman in Korea".

I became a fan of Garry watching him on Carson. Hopefully they will run some of his appearances on Antenna TV next week.

He made his final TV appearance in January on Jerry Seinfeld's Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. The episode was titled “It’s Great That Garry Shandling Is Still Alive.” It is must see TV.

RIP Garry. You will be missed.

You may now flip.

Anonymous said...

I know a very smart Canadian who has argued before the Supreme Court 9 times and won 5 of them. His name is Ted Cruz. Alan Dershowitz said he was the smartest student that he ever taught.

Anonymous said...

Update reports Councilwoman walks out of Rhome CC Meeting, forcing adjournment due to lack of quorum. Don't know how old Mrs Wilson is chronologically; but she has the temperment of a toddler in their terrible twos. No wonder she gets along so well with the rest of the council. Don;t need a City Administrator, need a babysitter for this group!!! Don't like what those pesky citizens have to say? Lost the ability to keep 'me shut up by intimidation and bringing PC Davis on them? No problem - just walk out and shut 'er down. She's done this before. And then she and Moore complain that the WCM is "stirring thing up". No, Wlison, BeCraft (including his wife), Robison and especially Moore YOU are who stir things up. Bet you were the bullies in the classroom, lunchroom and on the play ground back in the day. All the WCM does is report what YOU do and say. WCM doesn't need to look for news in Rhome, every time one of YOU opens YOUR mouth you write the news. Things have never been shiny regarding the reputation of the Rhome CC. Wilson, BeCraft, Robison and Moore - think back since July, 2015. Every since you got your buddy Davis appointed PC and have continued to "support" him regardless of all his actions that should have had him fired over and over,\ YOU've just added more and more negative press and created the loss of any faith in you both personally and as CC members. DO THE RIGHT THING TONIGHT AND END THIS ONCE AND FOR ALL BY TERMINATING DAVIS.

wordkyle said...

Counselor, it sounds like you believe that someone who successfully argues a case in the Supreme Court really has to have their stuff together. Someone who's won multiple cases must be really special.

Anonymous said...

Skippy, since you refer to yourself as the James Brown of the blog world, I thought you would have posted something about Mad Mike Hughes and Palo Duro Canyon.

Anonymous said...

I guess the hardest working man has taken over an hour long break.

Nasreen Iqbal said...

Didn't the Phelps family (the Westboro clam) argue and win their own case in front of the Supreme Court in connection with protesting soldiers' funerals? I think that was 8-1, to boot.

Anonymous said...

Bill Clinton's dementia is getting so bad that he made a pass at Hillary the other day.

Anonymous said...

Hail Hydra.

Anonymous said...

Russian 'Rambo' wipes out ISIS thugs by calling airstrike on HIMSELF when surrounded by Jihadi forces.

....But Obammy said ISIS was inconsequential....

Anonymous said...

Global Warmism is more dangerous than the JV team ISIS. Twinkle toes has ISIS contained.

Anonymous said...

Beware of the Westboro Clam!!

Anonymous said...

Shorts & cowboy boots in a Wise County court? You mean Willie Nelson was in Decatur yesterday?

DF Waylon & DF The Boys

Anonymous said...

Nasreen, if that's your real name. No, the Westboro Clam did not argue their own case without a lawyer. Now get back to work. Those french fries aren't going to cook themselves.

Anonymous said...

You'll have to forgive Hank. His heart's in the right place but he keeps his brain in a box at home.

DF Artie

Anonymous said...

9:21 is right on! None want to call the police when needed because they are only the goon squad for the Rhome city council aka the gestapo. Council members once trusted are now the enemy and longtime residents will now support the new transfers over the ones whose families lived here for generations. Shame the old town people are now the undesirables

Jake said...

Looks like that genius Supreme Court advocate, Cruz, wasn't smart enough to avoid sleeping with five mistresses while married.
Evangelicals? Response?

Anonymous said...

Hey can Wordkyle tell us how bad off America is again, and how Obama wants it to get even worse?

Anonymous said...

You know, sex is not a dirty thing. Sex is not a crime. It's a loving act between two or more consenting adults.

DF Hank

Anonymous said...

TB cases increase in the USA for the first time in 25 years. Thanks Mr. Obammy for closing our borders and protecting us.

Anonymous said...

9:20

Looks like 3 wins, 4 losses and 2 draws to me.

http://www.texastribune.org/2016/01/24/ted-cruz-supreme-court-cases/

Anonymous said...

Pretty much all of them are lawyers.

DF Clam

Anonymous said...

Yes Jo Ann Wilson has walked out before.. Once she got up and walked to the back like maybe she was going to use the restroom, but headed to the back door to try and sneak out, But the back door was locked and she had to walk past everyone in the room.. That was some Funny Stuff...What an Idiot...

Anonymous said...

9:21 Thank you for for the printing what the messenger won't. We need a real update.

Anonymous said...

LMAO! And you win the Internet 921!

Anonymous said...

Jake --

Go back to the grocery store where you read this and note where you got your information. National Enquirer?? Really? It's people like you that make Wise countians look stupid.

Anonymous said...

Ted must have a direct line to GOD in which to send his forgiveness requests for his indiscretions.

Isn't that how all you "two faced, judgmental, convenient Christians" behave?

Hypocrite

Anonymous said...

1:59 -
I dispute your claim that it is "Jake" who is making Wise County look bad. I should know. I'm the one who makes Wise County look bad and I don't even live there.

Anonymous said...

I am on the side of ISIS when it comes to sodomy.

wordkyle said...

1122 - That particular question was answered yesterday. You need to do your homework if you want to keep up.

Anonymous said...

Jake @ 11:17. You aren't by chance gonna vote for Monica's boyfriend's wife are you? Or Webster Hubbell's fun baby's momma?

Anonymous said...

11:25...you obviously never seen me do it!

Anonymous said...

National enquire is right up there with the new Yawk times, tabloid trash, bird cage liner, fish wrapper, toilet paper in an emergency. National enquirer and the comedy channel. Two main stream liberal news sources.. LOL

Anonymous said...

Did Hillary argue any cases in SCOTUS, or Trump? I want to see evidence against Cruz..I believe Perry and Bush' will be kingmakers...

RatherBeSailing said...

One of the finest things about Wise County was a man named Sonny Tackel. He was a great friend and a treasure to all that knew him. He passed away yesterday and will be missed by many. He made an impact on the town of Bridgeport and the North end of the lake. Condolences to his family.

Anonymous said...

You are right about most of that "walk out" by Joann Wilson years ago...she got to the back door n there is a step off and she almost fell on her face! Died laughing! Then she had to walk back through the room, I think she even left her purse! Coward!!!! Hilarious!! She does know she's not the mayor right or are her and her twin Deborah white trash Becraft still in denial? Just wondering!

Anonymous said...

As an old town Rhome person, I could not have worded it any better! Huge thumbs up to you, thought we were the only ones!!!

Anonymous said...

Amen 9:21! I'm guessing maybe early 70's? Too old to be thinking anybody still thinks she is relevant! That goes for ALL her crony fellow cc members and 2 friends. Mayor Pittman is the only person honest in the whole bunch! Blaming the WCM..please! If she and her twin didn't spew such lies in the opinion page every other week to cause attention to themselves they wouldn't get any. They make themselves look ignorant and stupid! There is not one decent person from Rhome that knows her and her fellow liars that they can fool anymore! And the owner of the WCM is from Rhome, grew up in Rhome and knows her well! So God bless him for finally putting the truth out there! And if there is a petition to get rid of all them, her and the so called "chief" please put that out there for EVERYONE to sign. I think God spoke at the Sheriff elections! Shame on a corrupt person using Him to say that's why he ran! The people of Rhome and Wise county have spoken in that election and the one that put Wilson out of a mayor spot a long time ago! And both have cursed out all the citizens ever since! What an embarrassment they are! Ronnie Moore and Deborah Becraft need to go hide somewhere too so they will stop embarrassing the entire city also! Who, besides their family members and new voters that don't know them, are voting for these corrupt jokes? They do nothing but intimidate the seniors and children and it's time Rhome came out of the "good ole boy" era and got some actual intelligent people in there to help Mayor Michelle Pittman restore Rhome back to normalcy and honesty that we all miss! To Wilson and her lying cronies including the bully Davis: YOU DO NOT FOOL US OR INTIMIDATE US! YOU THINK YOU DO BUT IT'S TIME TO STEP UP FOR THE ONES WHO CAN'T AND SAY NO MORE! YOU DO NOT REPRESENT ME, MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS OR THE PEOPLE OF RHOME! RESIGN BEFORE EVERYBODY FINDS OUT THE TRUTH ABOUT YOUR CORRUPTION AND YOU ALL END UP IN JAIL WHERE YOU DO DESERVE TO BE FOR THAT AND HOW YOU HAVE TREATED PEOPLE WHO CAN'T TAKE UP FOR THEMSELVES!

Anonymous said...

That sounds like the required attire of the Rhome city council

Anonymous said...

10:34 - you are funny as hell!

Anonymous said...

9:42 is right on.

Never thought we'd see the day when prominent fanilies of Rhome had their children run and stick it to old town and the people who supported them

Anonymous said...

How is that Rhome pavilion coming along? How many years has it sat unfinished?

Nasreen Iqbal said...

11:09: Are you sure about that? (the Phelps part, not the McDonalds nonsense...) All of the Phelps were attorneys, at least at one time. A couple have been disbarred. They always represented themselves when they got into trouble, and the media was reporting they were representing themselves during their funeral nonsense.

I'll go look it up, since you seem to mainly deal in insults...