The Campaign For DA

5.09.2016

Random Monday Morning Thoughts


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  • (EDIT: Still Mrs. LL here.)
  • Did everyone behave on Mother's Day yesterday? Personally, I took my Mum to see Mother's Day. It was a cute movie. 
  • To my mom, how about this doggie?
  • So, let me get this straight: Now Rick Perry is endorsing Doald Trump when he called him a "cancer" on conservatism?
  • A three year old fell off a pontoon boat in Rockwall and hit the propeller. Good grief! He's in serious condition.
  • While on the subject of Johnny Manziel yesterday, I was told that there has never been a single guy start as an NFL quarterback who has had his mugshot taken. That couldn't be true.
  • "Noah" was the most popular male baby name last year. That's not because of a man with a big boat, that's because of "The Notebook".
  • A church in Houston had a carnival that included a bounce house that was blown by high winds and tumbled for 30 feet. 
  • There were over 160,000 at the Kentucky Derby. That's over 1-1/2 Jerry Worlds.
  • Dog attack in Dallas: "They ate her like they was eating a steak," said her mother, Barbara Brown.
  • I missed Rhome's Brandon Davis resigning Friday in the Update. 
  • DAVIS RESIGNS AS RHOME CHIEF — Rhome Police Chief Brandon Davis has resigned his position. Davis told the Messenger yesterday that he had decided to resign because he felt like the atmosphere in the city was no longer safe for his family. Davis said that someone has been stalking him, and he believes it is best to move out of the city and change his occupation. He mentioned that because he is no longer a police officer, he has the right to protect his home and family just as any other citizen. “As a civilian, if I catch him coming in my yard, I can take whatever force necessary to protect my property,” Davis said. “I don’t have to say, ‘Stop. Police.’ So I think the best way to protect my family until I can get out of here is to be a regular citizen, because I have more rights.” Read more in the weekend Wise County Messenger.
  • Now the comments make a little more sense. 
  • Local election results. A guy running for Chico City Council got seven votes. Fail.
  • STAAR testing today. Ugh.

57 comments:

Anonymous said...

Davis is an idiot. And an overly-dramatic on at that.

Anonymous said...

I'm pretty sure this guy did the Midlothian Murder based on the walk and swagger:



http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=sebastian+maniscalo&view=detail&mid=FEB7D1DE5F8EB7864629FEB7D1DE5F8EB7864629&FORM=VIRE

Anonymous said...

Its hilarious that Brandon Davis cant just admit he got a pants down spanking in the election. He has to fabricate all kinds of lies about stalking and the city being run by "demons". What a loser. Go on, Mr. "Warrior". BWAAAAAHHAAHHAA!!!!

Lou Brown said...

Any list of NFL quarterbacks with mug shots would start with Ryan Leaf.

Anonymous said...

ugh you are starting to sound more like BU now.

Anonymous said...

Ben Roethlisberger, I believe starts.

Anonymous said...

You were told wrong, as you suspected. Manziel is not the only starting QB to have a mugshot. Hello, Michael Vick? Hello, Ryan Leaf? etc.

Anonymous said...

Bounce house "accident"? Hardly. It doesn't take much wind at all to blow one of those things around when not tied down. Negligence, not an accident. And interesting that the school is calling for "prayers". What's the prayer? "Please God, don't blow over the bounce house and bust up these kids?". Obviously, God preferred it that way or the wind would not have blown up, right? Right?

Anonymous said...

Next year the most popular male baby name will be Mohammed.

Anonymous said...

Ms Skippy, you should post all the nasty things Hillary used to say about Obammy when she was running against him for president. It just goes to show you that she is a racist.

Anonymous said...

Hey 9:10, so what? Drew Brees starts, too. And neither Drew or Ben have ever been arrested. So, no mugshots except for the fake ones photoshopped onto the internet.

Anonymous said...

DISD.....The entire district has been turned upside down. Not only has the board misused tax payer funds, our academic scores have fallen below State standards. Young Elementary maybe taken over by the State and the High School is not far behind. Also, disipline and student behavior have reached an all time low. Our kids are taking the STAAR today and it sickens me to think of the priorities our board has placed on our superintendent. We continue to elect high school classmates who have NO management, academic or finance experience. The bond issue should be investigated for criminal activity. The bond was approved to include a gym for Rann. They blew their budget and even had the nerve to draw $600,000 from the general fund to expand the weight room at the high school. ( They have also implemented a hiring freeze) I hope the Artist "Formally Known as Boyds Wife" can create a masterpiece with all of her knowledge and experience. However, just like the others, the only thing she can draw is flys!

Anonymous said...

God was just testing the church to see if they were smart enough to operate a bounce house safely. They failed.

Anonymous said...

Wow, what horrible voter turnout in Wise County. Clearly, we don't really want that whole voting thing to get in the way of our day. But of course we will whine and complain about who got voted in; we've got time for that. In fact, we'll go out and protest, and spend money, and cause traffic issues because we don't like who's getting votes; but to actually vote and show our views that way? That's just too much trouble for 90 or 95 percent of us, it seems.

Anonymous said...

Quinthy Carter?

Anonymous said...

Chico School board results over and over again show that a small group of "croanies" have ZERO clue of the reality of life. No one outside of their click supports their agenda and it has always been that way. They had control of the board for about 8 years and destroyed it financially for decades to come. The sad thing is they see nothing wrong with that at all......Well the rest of the town does and that mistake will never be made again. Keep lining them up and we will keep knocking them down!

Anonymous said...

7?!?! ouch I remember one time back in the day that a guy from Chico School board got like 19-20 votes. That is almost as bad as 7 for city council. Seems like he ran and lost again this year. Ironic!

Anonymous said...

Can we get an update on Barry's recovery?

Sam Brows said...

Pro Football Quarterbacks with mug shots after arrest:
Craig Morton;
Bernie Kosar;
Jamarcus Russell;
Mike Vick (mentioned above);
Kenny Stabler;
Billy Kilmer;
Tyler Thigpen;
Todd Marinovich;
Kerry Collins;
Chris Sims;
Art Schliester;
Ryan Leaf (mentioned above);
Ben Rothlisberger (mentioned above);
Rhett Bomar; and
Donnovan McNabb.
Not a complete list certainly, but it does provide some texture to the argument.

Anonymous said...

two candidates from Chico has more signs than they got votes. I think they were hoping people would change their minds Sunday because they were still out everywhere!

Anonymous said...

Although she is at least half dressed, you are betraying your female readers! We want equal time... Barry has posted females for years! Bring back the cute Animals or some Men please!

Anonymous said...

When did testing school kids become a bad thing? Isn't there any value anymore in knowing whether kids can do more than stare all day into a cell phone or take selfies? Shame on parents of today, and really parents of the last 20 years or so; for allowing this education thing to slip into such a mess. We've done a GREAT job, however, of raising our kids' expectations once they emerge with no skills. That we've done. Really well. And they are getting absolutely slammed when the real world hits. The world that expects skills; and doesn't just give prizes for showing up. We blame schools and teachers; we are blaming the wrong people.

Anonymous said...

When I was a reporter for the Wise County Messenger in 2008 I wrote about Davis when he was on the Rhome City Council.

I never intentionally tried to portray him as a buffoon. He did a fine job of that just by me quoting him accurately.

He was so threatened by my reporting that he put me as an issue for discussion on the city council agenda sheet.

He's an insecure little boy trapped in a man's body.

Good riddance!

David in NorthTexas said...

Welcome back Barry!
* At least it looks more like your writing style, so assuming you are actually back.

Anonymous said...

Davis is still a reserve and parks at the police station. He likes to make up fake stories. Get the man some help. He has ptsd. He is in no condition to be carrying a firearm with this mental illness.

Anonymous said...

Next year the most popular male name in Wise County will be Brandon, or maybe Lane.

Rage

Anonymous said...

add Waren Moon to list of arrested QB'S

Anonymous said...

Art Schlichter probably has 20 mugshots

Anonymous said...

The best reporter the messenger ever had was Chris Butler.

Anonymous said...

Brandon Davis is what makes that North Texas Cop Block group look legitimate. That guy needs to be filmed. He gives good police a bad name.

Anonymous said...

Chico!

Anonymous said...

I usually don't care for Ragey Poo, but that was funny!

Anonymous said...

I don't think Romo has any mugshots, but his play on the field is criminal at times!

Anonymous said...

"STAAR testing today. Ugh."

You're kidding, right? Your kids have been growing up in a privileged household. They'll be fine.

How dumb would you have to be, to do poorly at a state-mandated achievement test, which puts you against ALL of the other kids in the state?!?

My kids didn't bat an eye at it when they went out the door this morning. I'm not worried-- they always hit well into the 90-something percentile. That's not bragging; it's just to point out that, if you're an involved parent, and your kids do their homework and get their stuff done at school at all, you'll be fine. Actually, my criticisms of your liberalism aside, I think it's pretty evident that you and Barry are engaged parents, Kat.
They'll be fine.

Anonymous said...

11:01, your list of QBs that have been arrested is very, very flawed.

Anonymous said...

Pathetic people that let pets breed and run wild, and abuse them to a level of mean behavior. We are a nation of lazy, good for nothing pigs.

Anonymous said...

Maybe God will call upon Brandon Davis to be a bounce house operator, so this type of mayhem will stop.

DF "The Warrior of Rhome"

Anonymous said...

10:24, it's "cronies" and "clique". You must have gone to school in Decatur because they taught us how to spell in Chico.

DF Peter Dragon

Anonymous said...

At one time the rumor was Davis was going to open a bar in Slidell. That's the last thing that needs to happen!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Not so in Rhome10:03

Anonymous said...

1:56

OK, post your specific concerns.

Anonymous said...

2:08

Animals are like...animals. They are going to do what they want to do. Humans don't own every male and female of the species.

Anonymous said...

DISD is a joke. When will these people start questioning this supt. Why build an indoor facility? We don't have enough teachers to even monitor the campus at the elements. Then we have a principal at young who is a complete idiot. But let's make Sure we take care of Townsend , his buddy Coffman and the worthless Athletic department

Anonymous said...

Sorry 3:17 that I am not a spelling champ. The good news is I didn't just spend 1500 on signs to find out no one likes me. At least I have that going for me!!!!

Anonymous said...

Not a big fan of TAKS-TAAS-STAAR-whatever the next acronym will be for Texas Public School assessment testing. The reasons?
1. Better ways than statewide testing to evaluate Public School success and bang for the tax buck.
2. The amount of time that schools/teachers are forced to "teach the test" is obscene. Not teach basic knowledge or the academic course, but teach the test. Teachers hate it, administrators hate it, and parents should hate it too.
3. It shifts attention from good class outcomes (learning something) to developing narrowly defined testing skills. If you don't know the difference, you don't know how real learning occurs.
4. We use state-wide testing as an easy out to fix schools. A better way would be to fire teachers/administrators when large numbers of kids don't move up a grade level in consecutive years (2 to 4 - my preference is 3 sequential years). No, Texas has NO teacher unions to prevent it from happening. It can be done. If you can fire a basketball/football/baseball coach for failure to achieve success, you can fire an elementary teacher, principal, and superintendent for the same lack of success in the classroom. Don't lay it off on a testing program. School boards & the TEA should ask hard questions and take action when it is required. No excuses.

We don't test drivers every few years to get old un-safe drivers off the road. We never test gun owners to see if they operate their weapon safely as their eyes worsen and they age. We don't test doctors every few years to check continuing med skills. Instead, we statewide test kids through elementary school, middle school, junior high, and high school costing us all millions and millions of tax dollars and think it is good. It is not. The five year Texas contract with Pearson Education, Inc. is $450 million dollars. Let that sink in - $450 million dollars for a testing program, ONLY a testing program.

Do you think that is smart use of our taxes, schools, and talented teachers? I don't. A fix is needed.

DF Socrates Under the Tree of Knowledge


Anonymous said...

No, that is the best thing that could happen. It would promote Darwinism with all the drunk hillbillies there, show his 2 sides to Christianity

Anonymous said...

Yes brandon you need a new occupation like something where you use a butterfly net! And please take that wife and your 3 friends with you!

Anonymous said...

Last time we saw him in his police vehicle he had a headlight out! But he didn't notice when he's seeing double...or demons...or stalkers...or a big town rhome conspiracy against him and his family! They are in danger? He's the nutty as a Christmas fruitcake actually telling the whole county he's gonna use deadly force! Where are you mhmr! Wichita Falls! Hell!

Anonymous said...

Regarding the dog attack: were pit bulls involved?

Anonymous said...

The people in Slidell do not want him around that area, any more that the people of the Rhome area want him there. I think he his best bet is to move out of Wise County and do it fast. I don't think there will be any tears shed from either community.

Anonymous said...

Amen.

Anonymous said...

10:19- you failed to mention the ETS has taken over most of the testing this year---and it's been an EPIC FAIL. A fail to the point that TEA may put out for bids AGAIN. How much it that going to cost us? Keep in mind that federal law mandates the testing, but states are paying for it. I work in a public school. Don't get me started on testing!

Anonymous said...

English lanquage learner, immersion.....what a joke. Get ready Bill Gates "Elevate" Curriculum is coming next. Im sure we will be told that this is the greatest thing ever and you need to encourage your child to bring their technology to the classroom. Be afraid, they are watching and are working much harder to change the minds of our kids than we are working to defeat them!

Anonymous said...

Wait till Keith Bratton makes a run at Rhome hes as much of a idiot at Brandon

Anonymous said...

Who is Keith Bratton?

Anonymous said...

Most popular diverse name in Wise county next year will be Jethro Mohammed

Anonymous said...

RTG needs some boobs to go with that awesome body.