The Campaign For DA

6.03.2016

Random Friday Morning Thoughts




  • Art Briles statement yesterday had one subtle bombshell. In the middle of a carefully crafted (and kind of boring) statement, he threw in that the outside investigation was not "independent."  (The Ticket completely missed that this morning during a segment while WBAP amazingly locked onto it.)
  • It's only early June but Hillary and Trump are already throwing verbal nuclear missiles at each other 
  • Crazy story out of Rowlett that doesn't have a lot of details made public yet. But the lead is gripping: "Days before his planned wedding, the groom-to-be paid two convicted sex offenders to kill the 37-year-old Rowlett mother he was set to marry, officials say."
  • When did local news become dominated by viral Internet videos?
  • Mississippi State showed two errors of judgment yesterday: (1) They suspended an incoming star recruit for one whole game for beating up a woman, and (2) the AD decided to defend the decision by showing up in shorts and pulling up a chair in front of the press. He got roasted.
  • I did my first window screen replacement the other day. That may be the easiest project in the history of ever and was dirt cheap. (My only error was to not get all the slack out.)
  • One of the great all time courtroom lunges by a victim's family member at a defendant occurred in Ohio yesterday. Watch. Screenshot below:
  • Weather prediction has been dicey as of late, but the National Weather Service is predicting not a cloud in the sky for Sunday through Thursday.
  • Every drug case by DPS (and even for most agencies that use the DPS drug lab) are analysed in Austin. This year, the lab said "they will not test for misdemeanor drugs even when it is DPS filing a case with a local Criminal District Attorney's Office......unless the prosecutor personally sends a letter to the Lab requesting analysis." Heck, DPS doesn't even care about the War on Drugs when it is a misdemeanor.
  • A guy was arrested south of here for driving around a barricade and ending up on dry ground but surrounded by flood waters. The offense for disregarding a lawfully placed barricade is punishable by a fine only yet they arrested him which took about five officers as five emergency workers looked on. Note: Fox 4 says "Drivers can be jailed for up to six months and face up to a $2,000 fine for going around low water crossing barriers."  That's not was Texas Transportation Code 472.022 says. (Screenshot of arrest below with red dots over the government workers)



  • It's the College Softball World Series this weekend and the Females In The House will be locked in. (It's really amazing.) Sports Genius Prediction: Take Oklahoma. (Bracket.) Of the eight teams, seven are from warm weather schools, six are from the South, and only Michigan is a cold weather school. And that's your fun fact for the day which you can use to impress your friends

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

Re going around barriers -- looks like they described the punishment range for a class B accurately. Did you read 472.022(d)(2)?

Anonymous said...

Going around barricades is stupid but should not carry jail time (maybe tomb time). Speaking of barricades, why cannot either Wise County Public Works or the Sheriff's office post road closings. And why in hell can't the Messenger get a clue that Golaz Crossing (aka Screaming Bridge) is closed by flood water.

Anonymous said...

Why did all the electronic highway signs around DFW yesterday read "IF WATER ON ROAD TURN AROUND"? Why not "IF ROAD FLOODED TURN AROUND" or "IF CAN'T SEE PAVEMENT TURN AROUND" or "DON'T DRIVE INTO FLOODED AREAS". there is always "water on road" when there is rain; doesn't mean you need to turn around.

Anonymous said...

If Trump is elected, we will have a massive problem on election night. Massive. People who mostly didn't even vote, yet get rallied by idiotic social media, will mob up; we might see a lot of citizen v. citizen; rather than citizen v. police trying to keep order. Not good. And don't think you are clear of this if you live away from the cities; even the nicest, quietest part of a sinking ship sinks.

wordkyle said...

Hey BG, 700,000 more Americans "not in the labor force" (i.e., unemployed but not counted as "officially unemployed") than last month. Temper any of your "economic recovery" thoughts with that fact in mind.

Triple Fake... said...

nitpicky legal note:
In your courtroom lunge story, the lungee had already been convicted and sentenced to death at that point. No longer a defendant

Geographical Sports Genius Predicting:
About ten years ago, we had a pool at work to pick all the winners in the college football bowl games. In the matchups where I wasn't too familiar with the teams (bunches of them!) and their records were similar, I always picked the team that was farther south. That bit of strategy won me the pot

Anonymous said...

One of the great all time courtroom lunges by a victim's family member at a defendant occurred in Ohio yesterday.


Good catch by that Hobbit Deputy. Short, but effective. That's what I tell my wife too.

Anonymous said...

Crazy story out of Rowlett that doesn't have a lot of details made public yet.

Without even looking or hearing anything about it, let me guess........the suspects were Mexicans???? AmIRight????????

Anonymous said...

The cloudless days ahead are a manifestation of global warming.

-Al Gore

Anonymous said...

"Every drug case by DPS are analysed in Austin."

I normally give you a pass for typos, but this sentence made me insane, Chuck. I took out the part in parentheses because doing so ups the insanity to 11.

Anonymous said...

The Ticket just as most media are only focused on piling on the negative and burying Briles, Starr and Baylor.

The aren't going to talk about something that is a positive. It doesn't feed the story monster.

Anonymous said...

Another reason the Clintons should be in prison
http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2016/06/02/hillary-university-bill-clinton-bagged-16-46-million-from-for-profit-college-as-state-dept-funneled-55-million-back/

Anonymous said...

Hillary yesterday gave a speech explaining why Trump should not be president. Chris Mathews thought it was a brilliant speech. It was so good that she should have charged 350 thousand dollars for it.

whisky O said...

If Hillary or Bernie are elected we will have a massive problem for years.

Anonymous said...

When a person deliberately acts, or even goes out of their way to make or cause something happen that is clearly a consequence of actions, how is that then an "accident"? As in, accidentally overdosed on pills or accidentally flew off the highway going 120 miles per hour or accidentally drank 10 beers and had an accident?

Anonymous said...

It's only early June but Hillary supporters are already throwing eggs, punches and bottles at Trump supporters. Skippy, are you proud of your homies?

Anonymous said...

How can Mexicans claim that California is Mexico, when Spain invaded and conquered Mexico, then pushing into what is now California? Shouldn't they be angry at Spain and tell them to go back where they came from?

Anonymous said...

It needs to happen..America needs this and now is the time!

Anonymous said...

10:24 - Painting Briles, Starr, and the university as victims in this mess is cute.

Anonymous said...

Don't know Briles personally, only shook his hand once, but I know plenty of people who know him well and adore him. I'm not going to be surprised at all when it turns out that the truth is very different than the assumptions that have been made based on the report synopsis. The alumni foundation is calling for the release of the full report and I think that's a great idea. Redact as needed for victim privacy...but let's see the report so we don't have to rely on summaries and media spin of what happened. There are guilty parties, I have no doubt about that, I doubt that blame is being assigned accurately since the facts are not available.

And I'm curious about that comment Briles slipped into his statement also. But it wouldn't follow the established media narrative to check it out, as another commenter previously stated.

Anonymous said...

Nothing great about a poor dad going through all that.

Anonymous said...

RE: RTG

You're back in the saddle....again.

I love the wet hair slicked down look.

Oh....and boobs.

Anonymous said...

Of course the PH investigation is not independent, it was requested and paid for by Baylor. But an in-house investigation that is that damning makes it even more damning for Briles. They released it knowing how bad it was for them. That gives it more credibility, not less.

Anonymous said...

What if Baylor blew up the football program and fired the wrong people?

What if any of these now unemployed Baylor family members are actually innocent?

What if the actions are premature and some of the punished are not guilty but rather victims?

Possible?

One has to wonder in a country where you are reportedly innocent until proven guilty!