The Campaign For DA

5.30.2016

Random Monday Morning Thoughts


  • It's Memorial Day, the Update is not being published, and once again I prove that I'm the hardest working man in show business.
  • Pete Delkus predicted no rain on Saturday night just hours before the bottom fell out of the sky with a lightning storm. (Not to cut him a break, but this weather has all the local weather guys confused.)
  • I left my iPad (with credit card and driver's license) in a shopping cart in the parking lot of Home Depot on Saturday. Result: Someone found it, Home Depot saw one of my business cards in it, and called the office.  (And shout out to not only them but to technology -- the message was automatically forwarded to my assistant's cell phone who then called my wife who then called me with a "Ya missing something?")
  • I'm not saying that I saw the Owner, Editor, and Publisher of the Wise County Messenger was at a shockingly early 8:00 a.m. high school graduation ceremony for Keller Central on the campus of UTA, but it was no coincidence that one of the top ten graduates had the last name of "Eaton".
  • One of the honors graduates tried to throw out a mini- comedy routine during her speech. The audience of her peers didn't laugh very often which gave rise to some awkward pauses. I could just picture that days before her dad was writing out the speech for her and saying, "Honey, you are going to have them in stitches with these zingers!"
  • Two thoughts about high school graduation: (1) Back in the day, I thought it was the sparest of accomplishments -- who can't graduate from high school? Now I'm struck more by how it is a celebration of a huge transition period. Unless you have support, you are truly on the verge of being "on your own". (2) Those kids seem way too young and naive to be "on your own". 
  • Baylor has a little bit of a tricky question: What if there is not enough evidence to terminate Art Briles "with cause"? If not, they would actually owe him millions and millions left on the eight years left on his contract.  Throw in the fact that he is just currently "suspended with intent to terminate" might be an indication that Baylor understands they might have a problem.  (And if there was not enough evidence, why fire Briles in the first place? The more I think about this the more I think the Board of Regents screwed this whole thing up by not simply firing Ken Starr and just suspending Briles).
  • The three officers on Waco PD who fired fatal shots during the Twin Peaks fiasco are still on desk jobs that they were assigned to immediately after the shootings. It has been over a year. 
  • For political junkies only: Here is an interview with the two guys who produced the LBJ "Daisy" political ad on what they would do to Trump. They are dead on. One thing they suggested is a quick montage of all of the Republican potential candidates taking brutal jabs at Trump's qualifications during the primaries. 
  • "Just a heads up over this holiday weekend: There will be an independent candidate--an impressive one, with a strong team and a real chance." Tweet by conservative political commentator Bill Kristol (who normally doesn't throw out hot shock opinions just for the sake of being shocking.)
  • A person who drowned in his car in South Texas during the horrible flooding posted a picture as the car was being submerged. 
  • Random fast food thought: How does McDonald's keep the orders straight with those two drive through lanes? They can't assume the cars get to the pay window in the same position that they ordered, right?
  • Johnny Football is in trouble again for alleged wrecking a rented Mercedes and taking off. The owner of the rental company now wants $90,000. (Odd side note: After the wreck, Manziel was picked up by Josh Gordon - a former Baylor player kicked off the team by Art Briles for smoking weed.) 
  • Sorry to hear about the suicide of a former DPS Trooper who was once assigned to Wise County. I may be wrong, but I think she might have been the first (and only?) female trooper to work out of Decatur. 
  • It has come to this?: Southlake police tazed a 21 year old while in the hospital after a DWI arrest in order to take her blood. (She says she would have submitted to a breath test but didn't want her blood taken.)





20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Briles has an excellent case against the spineless BU board of trustees. He'll also collect every penny owed to him. This fiasco is far from over but Briles will come out just fine and very likely fully vindicated as well.

Anonymous said...

There will be an independent candidate--an impressive one, with a strong team and a real chance.

Oddly, this could be the year that happens.

Anonymous said...

A great rebuttal political ad against Crooked Hillary is to run an ad showing her lie after lie after lie.

Anonymous said...

You really are the hardest working man in show business, my liberal friend.

Signed, the ghost of James Brown

Anonymous said...

Baylor has a little bit of a tricky question: What if there is not enough evidence to terminate Art Briles "with cause"? If not, they would actually owe him millions and millions left on the eight years left on his contract. Throw in the fact that he is just currently "suspended with intent to terminate" might be an indication that Baylor understands they might have a problem. (And if there was not enough evidence, why fire Briles in the first place? The more I think about this the more I think the Board of Regents screwed this whole thing up by not simply firing Ken Starr and just suspending Briles).

So it all boils down to "What do with cause mean"...I guess those Baylor coeds are collateral damage

Anonymous said...

There is plenty of evidence against Briles. So much so that even before the PH report is reduced to writing (all that was released was the "findings", not the full report), there was enough to suspend him and make sure they follow the terms of his contract with respect to firing him. His coaches met with victims, encouraged them to not report the assaults further, and assisted in the cover ups.

All the while recruiting players with criminal records. And in case you say that Briles didn't really know about their records, he has stated that he believes in giving players second chances. Second chances from what, if not from their criminal past.

There was so much evidence, in fact, that the Regents, who did not want to fire Briles, voted unanimously to do so.

Starr could not be terminated outright because he is tenured, and he would have to have specific knowledge of assaults and cover ups. But he didn't. He was completely negligent in his leadership, but, to his credit, and his saving grace, as soon as it finally became apparent to him that something needed to be done, he ordered an internal investigation (done by a law professor named Counselor), which quickly showed that an outside investigation needed to be done. That was immediately done by a law firm specializing in these cases, and the findings were made public even before the report was put in writing. Starr, when he finally got off his butt, did the right thing.

His actions were negligent, whereas Briles' actions were intentional. Both deserve to be gone, for independent reasons. Brides, most of all.

DF Board of Regent Insider

Anonymous said...

McDs uses cameras to keep it in line

Anonymous said...

Yeah, vote Libertarian. Good one, MzChief:
http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/281651-libertarian-party-chairman-candidate-does-striptease-on-stage

Anonymous said...

There will be an independent candidate--an impressive one, with a strong team and a real chance.


It has to be John Ellis Jeb Bush, am I right?

Bush has the team and the ability to raise a lot of money. Bush signed off on Kristol's neo-con Project For A New American Century which turned out to be the road map for Dubya's preemptive war on Iraq. Thanks, Billy Kristol, you prissy fop.

I haven't read or heard any speculation on who the candidate might be and as always you heard it here first.

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately, "it has come to this"....tens of thousands of people being killed by these drunk drivers. Good to know that some are totally on the side of the killers; except, I bet, when the shoe fits one day.

Anonymous said...

"It has come to this?", in reference to your blood draw bullet.

Surely you're referring to the complete lack of intelligence by this DWI suspect. As the officers properly procured the search warrant for the suspect's blood, one cannot understand why a person would resist so much that the only alternatives would be to either strap her down into a detox chair or use of the taser to gain compliance.

If she had given a breath sample, you'd argue it's junk science.

It's probably a good thing that you'll get slonged in the upcoming election. We have enough two-faced politicians as it is. That feeling you'll have afterwards, it's called embarrassment.

Stay Classy

Anonymous said...


Art Briles is as dirty as they come....but don't worry...Baylor can find another one.

Anonymous said...

Why in the world would you need an IPad in Home Depot...real men don't need these girly tablets to complete a project list. Be a real man, leave the tablet in car and just make 7 trips back to store!

Anonymous said...

1:42-----

It's schlonged. Or shlonged. Depending on what kind of Jew you are

Anonymous said...

Lot of people decapitated by drunk drivers that wish they could have been tazed instead. What are their rights, you know, at the moment of impact when the poor abused killer who might be asked to give blood goes ahead and T bones them, causing them to be trapped and burned alive?

Anonymous said...

Josh Gordon who a certain self proclaimed sports genius said was the best wide receiver in the league. He and manziel are two peas in a pod and that self proclaimed sports genius is a moron.

Anonymous said...

Rustys last words were "Another drunk driver :

Anonymous said...

It has come to this?: Southlake police tazed a 21 year old while in the hospital after a DWI arrest in order to take her blood. (She says she would have submitted to a breath test but didn't want her blood taken.)



you tell us counselor. lol. cape fear voice

Anonymous said...

tasers are dangerous and should be outlawed. submit. resistance is futile.

Anonymous said...

I see the delusional Baylor fans such as yourself still have your head in the sand are hoping satan will still be able to coach. I almost feel sorry for you.