The Campaign For DA

6.10.2016

Random Friday Morning Thoughts



  • Mark Cuban was on CNN last night and Fox News this morning giving his opinions about the Presidential campaign. Why not have Jerry Jones on? They are equally qualified.
  • A name of a person who attended Ali's memorial service yesterday which I had not heard of in quite some time: Louis Farrakhan.
  • I had to swerve to miss hitting a huge feral hog this morning on 380.
  • Heck of a fire yesterday in a high tone Dallas neighborhood:

  • I wrote about this yesterday: "On Wednesday, a Tarrant County grand jury declined to indict McIver on the attempted capital murder and drug possession charges. Prosecutors quickly refiled the same two charges against McIver." One thing I didn't mention is the odd statement that prosecutors had "refiled" the charges.  True, they can get the case before a grand jury again but there is no "refiling" to be done.  To get a case initially started, 99 times out of 100 law enforcement just hands their report over to the DA. It becomes nothing more than a physical file in the DA's office and not available to the public and no "charges" are filed with any clerk at that time. It can be presented to the grand jury, but it doesn't have to be "filed" anywhere first. If a grand jury indicts the case, it is then "filed" with the district clerk and the case receives a public cause number. So if a case is no-billed, how exactly is the case "re-filed" by the DA? (The guy is still in jail by the way even thought the grand jury said the evidence was insufficient.)
  • Texas man says he was choked because he smiled during a book in photo. Ok, buddy. You got any proof? . . . 
  • OK.
  • With all this talk about Ali, I recalled an equally famous boxer during his day: Galveston's own Jack Johnson. Ken Burns did a fantastic documentary on him once called "Unforgivable Blackness." He was married three times -- all to white women, and was sentenced to prison for a trumped up violation of the Mann Act (" The Mann Act prohibited the transfer of women across state lines for immoral purposes" which I presume means more than taking a girlfriend to Vegas.) And look at this crowd at a match in 1908 -- in Australia.
  • Last night I watched the first 40 minutes of Episode 1, Season 1 of Game of Thrones. Pretty, pretty good.
  • Disturbing: A 42 year old guy at a Shell Station near DFW Airport sees some guys trying to steal his rent car, he tries to stop them, and ends up kidnapped and murdered. Intriguing: He was followed to the gas station.
  • Ferris Bueller's Day Off was released thirty years ago tomorrow. (Other big films of 1986: Top Gun, Stand By Me, Platoon, Pretty In Pink, Peggy Sue Got Married, 9 1/2 Weeks, The Money Pit, and Three Amigos. Notice the lack of super heroes and explosions.)
  • Idiocracy: The fact the WFAA has a cop in full uniform named "Sgt. Nick" doing the traffic in the mornings.
  • Arlington PD seized 72,000 pills of Xanax.  They wanted to know "what you could do" with them. 
  • Big story yesterday: "Officials within the Obama administration believe that at least a dozen former detainees from Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba are responsible for attacks that killed roughly six Americans in Afghanistan." Buried within the story: "[A]ll the former detainees involved were released during the George W. Bush administration."


37 comments:

Anonymous said...

George W. Busch was a leftist like you Barry.

Anonymous said...

Sgt. Nick is cool man

Anonymous said...

Idiocracy: The fact the WFAA has a cop in full uniform named "Sgt. Nick" doing the traffic in the mornings.

Cops doing the traffic reports are a throwback to the days of old long before Mike Judge made his horrible movie, Idiocracy. The old & elderly folks who still watch the local news probably appreciate the blast from the past. Be that as it may so to speak.

Anonymous said...

Not for nothing, but I'm pretty sure both Top Gun and Platoon involved explosions.

Anonymous said...

Rhome is hiring a new police chief per the update? Let the beatings begin!

Anonymous said...

To be fair, there were some explosions in Top Gun and Platoon.

Anonymous said...

Regarding Game of Thrones - good decision. You will love it. You should also check out Bloodline on Netflix - you would really like that one.

Regarding the list of movies - if you get time, you should go scroll through your "On Demand" list of movies and observe the sheer number of movies released each month starring "big-name" actors. These movies seem to have good budgets, decent concepts, and yet you'd never know they were released. That beings said, I think the overall movie quality has stayed the same or improved, but theaters only show the large and visually consuming films.

Triple Fake... said...

I'm equally qualified to offer an opinion on the presidential campaign. We all are


The Jack Johnson fight in Australia:
I bet Twitter and Facebook were blowing up during that thing! Oh, wait...

Anonymous said...

Cuban now knows all you need to be a Rep candidate for POTUS is to be rich, arrogant and have judged a reality show, so he's just being opportunistic. Jerry's missing the last reqt

GoT has great TnA

Anonymous said...

Cue Wordkyle to take up George W. Bush in 3...2...1...

Anonymous said...

Last night I watched the first 40 minutes of Episode 1, Season 1 of Game of Thrones. Pretty, pretty good.

Congrats...hope you enjoy the story

Anonymous said...

1986 was a damn good movie year. But no super heroes? I beg to differ. Martin Short was amazing in Three amigos.

I wondered about the Gitmo releases, but didn't have enough information to comment. I wonder of Wordkyle will call Bush out...

Anonymous said...

Where is Nancy Pelosi? I need to know!

Anonymous said...

Its hilarious when prosecutors go to all the effort, just to have the state file a motion to dismiss. That look of defeat is friggin priceless!!!

Anonymous said...

"He was married three times -- all to white women,..."

Being a little racist aren't you? Why do you have to point out they were white women?

Anonymous said...

Three Amigos was movie greatness!

DF El Guapo

Anonymous said...

Feral? Not hardly. I just had a new haircut.

DF Arnold the Pig

Anonymous said...

Today's RTG is bait for some type of racial discussion?

Anonymous said...

another reason not to miss the draft dodger

pulling for jane fonda now

DF Dead Pool Guy

Anonymous said...

A bad cop story just for our little buddy, Barry.

http://www.chron.com/news/local/crime/article/VIDEO-SAPD-officer-agreed-to-fight-man-during-7973241.php

And apropos of nothing, Anthony Bourdain is currently filming in Houston.

Anonymous said...

Because that is why he was targeted for prosecution, dipshit.

Rage

John Holmes' Ghost said...

Yeow... that RTG would tear up most lesser men; she might be a macth for my meatstick!

Anonymous said...

Good point Barry about Cuban and Jones....in fact any of us are as qualified to speak on the subject.

Anonymous said...

I like the RTG today.....but after she has a kid watch out "big as a house"

Anonymous said...

The Xanax issue?! I for one will step up and help the brave members of APD dispose of those dangerous drugs.

Anonymous said...

10:04, Nancy Pelosi is in Washington giving a press conference telling us that government invented the Iphone and not Apple or Steve Jobs was responible for inventing it.

Anonymous said...

http://michellemalkin.com/2016/06/10/tech-pioneer-nancy-pelosi-reminds-america-who-really-invented-smartphones/

Anonymous said...

Wow, you must have had to react quickly to snap a picture of that feral hog wearing sunglasses.

Anonymous said...

As I told you the other day, Game of Thrones is only for LOTR nerds. If you are over 30, skip it.

Someone mentioned Bloodline, which is very slow but very good. It should be more pleasing to a person with good taste who doesn't need graphic sex or gratuitous violence every other scene.

wordkyle said...

Sorry, kids, I'm not gonna defend releasing enemies from captivity who return to do our people harm -- regardless of who ordered that release.

wordkyle said...

Oh my. I leave here, go to my Yahoo home page, and the lead story is how Hillary Clinton, while secretary of state, planted a Clinton Foundation donor with no relevant experience onto a government "Sensitive Intelligence" board (baffling the professionals on the board). Then, "after inquiries from ABC News, the Clinton staff sought to “protect the name” of the Secretary, “stall” the ABC News reporter and ultimately accept the resignation of the donor just two days later."

The Clintons have always been for sale, including selling out the country. Now the mainstream media are talking about it.

HarveyLee said...

RTG meet WWE.

Anonymous said...

RTG: That whale has a blowhole!

DF Thar she bloooows!!!

Anonymous said...

No mention of Trump today...I enjoyed Obama's comments last night on Fallon / Tonight show.

tom ash said...

Texas needs a no conviction, no seizure law.

Anonymous said...

12:25

Cheap sunglasses.

Double Fake Billy Gibbons

Anonymous said...

Tarrant County DA's Office is an embarrassment under the new regime. How are they going to explain not refiling any no bills from this point forward? Maybe the guys who think the Arlington cop who got no billed on the same day that the cop shooter got no billed think the cop should be refiled.

Sharen is now (according to rumor) going to bring back the family violence unit. That's just the courthouse rumor, but if so one wonders why she tore the first one down other than to act rashly and dismantle for the sake of dismantling. That's been one of her trademarks to date, this far into her terrible reign of terror.