The Campaign For DA

3.17.2016

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts



  • Final chance to enter the Liberally Lean Tourney Pick' Em Where You Won't Win Any Money But On Your Death Bed You Will Receive Total Consciousness
  • Runner up winners for bracket names: "Kayaking For Dummies" and "Brackets Are Super Gay".
  • St. Patrick's Day is the sparest of all "holidays".
  • I've moved out to the lake and Lowe's may award me the Greatest Customer In The History Of Ever award based upon how much lawn stuff I've purchased.
  • The First Family Pup In The House doesn't understand the lake and when she sees white caps she goes crazy. I think she thinks the lake is alive.
  • I invested in Home Depot stock about 15 years ago and saw it do nothing but go down. When it finally got back up to where I purchased it after ten years, I sold it. It has since doubled. Insert Napoleon Dynamite voice: "Idiot."
  • How many girls are in this photo?
  • Hey, WFAA, you realize all your online weather radars are broken, right? Did you put Delkus in charge of that?
  • Footage captures two inmates making a brazen escape from prison via a helicopterabcn.ws/254FiRdamp.twimg.com/v/30ef4917-a27…
  • Channel 5's Krystle Gutierrez refers to traffic accidents as "ax" on Twitter and it drives me crazy. We, who have street cred, all know that means "ask". 
  • The concept of getting a "warning" from a law enforcement officer is a little odd when you think about it. Either you broke the law or you did not, but he/she has the discretion just to "warn" you? Why?
  • That off duty Farmer's Branch officer who shot and killed a 16 year old in Addison has now been arrested for murder. His attorney "questioned why the charges were filed without the case being presented to a grand jury. It 'can only be explained by the fact that my client is a black police officer.'" That is a dumb and moronic statement. 99% of all criminal cases involve an arrest before a referral to the grand jury. Cops, by law, should get no special treatment. Get a different lawyer. 
  • There was an incredible hail storm in Fort Worth this morning around 7:00 a.m. or so. Here's a different photo and that is truly golf ball size. And this photo is bizarre -- it looks like snow. And here is one of car windows destroyed.
  • Fox News canceled the next Republican Debate after Trump says he will not show up. The. Wheels. Are. Off. For the millionth time: How did you guys not see this implosion coming? 
  • Stolen from the Update: "DRIVER RUN OVER BY HIS VEHICLE – A man was slightly injured when he fell out of his pickup and was then run over by the vehicle north of Rhome Wednesday morning. Police Chief Brandon Davis said David Ferguson, 48, of San Antonio was turning right from . . . Main Street when the driver’s side door of his 1994 Chevrolet pickup opened. Ferguson, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was pulled from the truck by centrifugal forces. Davis said Ferguson grabbed the steering wheel as he fell, accidentally steering the truck on top of him."  Huh?






37 comments:

Anonymous said...

Finally succumbed to the pressure of moving into Wise County huh? Weak.

DLW said...

When I was a kid, I used to ride with the local Highway Patrolman in Cross Plains. One day after a stop, I asked Dee if I could ask a question and he said sure. I told him I noticed that there were different results to stops. Sometimes the person had to go with us (rarely), sometimes he got a ticket, sometimes he got a written warning and sometimes the person got a verbal warning and I couldn't figure out the difference. He explained to me that he saw his job as getting people to comply with the law and that he could make judgements on how much interaction was needed to get compliance. Sometimes that meant a person had to go with us and other times they just got a talking to. Even if the worst possible result was a ticket, it seems to me that Dee was right and nothing about Law Enforcement requires the worst possible sanction for a violation.

Anonymous said...

I think we will have to live thru a Trumo presidency and republican controlled congress before we get this idiocy out of our system. Hopefully our whole nation will not end up like Kansas,Louisiana,and Michigan

New Jim Crow laws, loss of freedom for minorities,fewer unions, vast prisons,police,courts to depart 11 million, trillion spent on useless wall

The great part of America is we usually self correct. We just have to endure the pain until then

Anonymous said...

Where da gold at?

Anonymous said...

Maybe trump will require Baptist to register and wear a gold star so we can recognize bigots before they open their mouth!

Anonymous said...

Barry, you remind me of those people you see occasionally with a goiter. They, for whatever reason choose or due to some other circumstance, elect to not have it removed. You can't help but notice, although the polite thing for most observers is to not stare or bring it up. You have a political mindset that reminds me of this and by trying to reason or explain it away, what really results is you draw more attention to the condition than was otherwise warranted.
Trump kneeling on the ball.
I am not a die-hard Trumpkin, but I totally agree with his methods in this regard. That idiot from Ohio is only staying in because of pressure from the RNC and is being devisive. Why entertain it. Cruz at this point does stand a remote chance if he totally locked up the Western states, but is a longshot. If I were Trump I wouldn't waste valuable time and resources entertaining the two opponents for their benefit. Enough said--any genuine and honest person can see this thing is his to lose at this point.
Now to your beloved candidate. Why did that knee-pad wearing, Jewish princess insist that her betrothed appear only at debates on a Saturday night (limited engagements only I might add) at 8 p.m. when her main constituents are out spending their limited, publicly sourced funds on the town and are not home and able to watch their benefactor? Why would they do this other than to "kneel" on the ball and keep said already chosen candidate under wraps? And by limiting the debates down to the bare minimum needed to keep all but the most hostile MSM from commenting on the obvious undermining by the DNC? If I was by some chance due to a serious brain injury a liberal then I would be severely pissed at how your primaries are already set in stone and have been pre-arranged from the onset.
Barry, you really need to attend to that thing sticking out of your neck hoss.

Not Sam.

Anonymous said...

And Maybe Trump will require liberals to paint a red X on their foreheads so we know where to aim. 9:03 Jim Crow laws? Why would a republican Congress want to reenact a Democrat enacted set of laws? Loss of freedom for minority's ? How so? Yes we must endure until Liberalism is wiped off the face of the Earth. Liberalism is a Mental disorder ....

jon spencer said...

A hint for the kayakers, buy (and use) proper life vests.
Several companies make PFD's that are designed and made for paddling.
For the female kayakers, the PFD's that are made for females are much more comfortable then the ones made for males.

Anonymous said...

Dang centrifugal force!

DF Sir Isaac Fig Newton

Anonymous said...

There are two girls in the photo, but what color are their dresses?

DF The Blue/Gold Dress

Anonymous said...

Barry, give us a heads up the next time you buy stock so we can liquidate our positions.

DF All Wall Street Brokers

Anonymous said...

Why didn't we see it coming? We're not part of the elite, Bu. Plus, we're not as smart as you. Or as vertically challenged.

Anonymous said...

So 9:30 you Hitler and Trump think? the only way to handle people who have different ideas than y'all is to shoot them dead? You sir, are whats wrong with this country. Also learn your history dumb ass, the Democrats who enacted Jim Crow laws are today's tea party conservatives like you Cruz and your KKK buddies.Conservatism is a social disease

Anonymous said...

Man you are on a roll with the RTG'S this week don't mess up Friday

Anonymous said...

Trump will be a disaster and the end oh the Republican party so why not deny him and his crossover democratic voters the nomination? If he gets it, a lot of the other candidate voters are not voting in November so he can't win over Clinton socialist agenda. Trump is a lose lose for the party and the nation. He is not going to listen to anyone and has such an enormous ego, he will have world leaders mad at us. The petty vicious name calling is middle school stuff, unacceptable for the leader of the free world. We are in one big mess!

Anonymous said...



There are no girls in that photo....they are 2 sons of Caitlin....
Welcome to the new America..Hillary 2016 yeah

Anonymous said...

False - Cinco de Mayo is the sparest of all "holidays".

wordkyle said...

1053 - "the Democrats who enacted Jim Crow laws are today's tea party conservatives" Can you explain how you arrived at this conclusion? Please explain how you connect the Tea Party movement with enforced Democrat segregation. (And if you use the phrase "everybody knows," it means you don't have a logical train of thought.)

Anonymous said...

11:07
Here is what I suggest for any hopes of schooling you on what team Hillary/Bernie is offering.

Go to the Walmart in Decatur, you know, that place where you go for some cultural exchange by rubbing elbows and standing in line next to the wetbacks. Post a picture of your house, along with pics of the furnishings, an address and directions in spanish and english, a time doesn't matter because it will be dis-regarded, announce that everything basically is free--and set back and wait for the results.

Not Sam...

Anonymous said...

Brandon Davis for President...

Anonymous said...

The cop got arrested to get the Mexicans out of the lobby.. simple as that...

Anonymous said...

"The concept of getting a "warning" from a law enforcement officer is a little odd when you think about it. Either you broke the law or you did not, but he/she has the discretion just to "warn" you? Why?"

8:54, you put it well.

BG, the platonic ideal of a law enforcement officer is someone who uses the least force or power necessary, to achieve the goal of compliance.

As a peace officer on patrol over the past decade and a half, I have found that there are many people who genuinely will comply with the law over a simple warning. I find that having them sign for receipt for a piece of paper with the infraction, date, time, and location listed on it-- this actually has a real and sober effect on the majority of people for minor traffic infractions. A warning is a neat and proper way of obtaining compliance without real consequence. The citizen received a brief time-out on the side of the road, and was asked not to do it again.

Citations that I issue were either issued because I did not believe that they would comply, or because the violation was bad enough that it needed documentation. (For example, failing to stop at a stop sign, resulting in a crash. That needs tracking.)

There are even times when we as peace officers will say, "Knock it off, knucklehead" for a class B or greater crime. Again, this is about achieving compliance through the least means possible. (Note: we pretty much never actually document the warnings for the arrestable offenses. We're afraid of some kind of liability or something. I've never figured out why we don't.)

You rant about "too many police," yet the average traffic cop writes more warnings than money tickets, and uses discretion all the time. Cops are often literally turning down opportunities to make stops or write citations, to deal with what they feel is more important.

At my department, the average seems to be two or three warnings for every citation. This doesn't count the many times in which officers will take quick verbal action (undocumented), or flash his red-and-blues briefly to get someone to slow down or whatnot. We still get accused of being revenue generators. I will tell you: if we're supposed to be generating revenue, we're not doing much of a job of it. My last agency was like this, too.

Anonymous said...

Hey Barry, The Obama administration is accusing Isis of genocide. Is that Jayvee or all balls?

Anonymous said...

The Farmers Branch police officer deserves a medal!!!

Anonymous said...

1:28 must not be a Rhome cop

Anonymous said...

Poor guy probably hit one of those potholes in the streets of Rhome. He will need an alignment and new teeth too.

Anonymous said...

I spotted the Adam Carolla listener...

Anonymous said...

Not sam, the angry blue collar workers who refuse to learn a new trade or rent a uhaul to move away from their home town to get a job are going not a larger voter base than Clinton voters who want government to spread the wealth. Trump isn't going to bring good paying low silly jobs back. Either candidate is a disaster for our country. I can't vote for either one.

Anonymous said...

Nope Not a Rhome cop.. Chief God Davis has got to pay for his Black Un Marked Chevy truck that he uses to take kids to school in...

Anonymous said...

Baylor is F'd

Anonymous said...

Wordy doesn't know that the parties have switched. Cute.

Also not Sam...

Sean Elliott's Dirty Dead Kidney said...

BG, you are so wrong about Krystle Gutierrez using "ax" on Twitter. That's Assignment Editor Shorthand 101. Get with the program.

Anonymous said...

I hope your traffic stops are purely platonic!

Anonymous said...

4:48 I just shake my head every time I hear that goofyness. It wasn't us because the party's changed. Yea right. And 10:53 wow somebody touched a nerve. Chill out man . I think 9:30 was being a bit sarcastic

Anonymous said...

4:03 for the win!!! Bring back Brody!!!

wordkyle said...

836 - You're right, of course, but more specifically I wanted to see 1053 prove the equation "desire for smaller government = racism". They say these things reflexively, without any real thought, so I occasionally like to ask them to show their work.

Anonymous said...

That guy was probably pushed out of his vehicle by that rogue Rhome Texas cop at the big z