The Campaign For DA

6.24.2016

Random Friday Morning Thoughts


  • "DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dozens of people were burned Thursday night after walking over hot coals at a Tony Robbins motivational seminar in Dallas, and at least five of those hurt had to be hospitalized, officials said." Did they not learn anything from Dwight in The Office?


  • And Tony Robbins is still doing that shtick?
  • I'll admit that I really don't understand the European Union vote (but prepare to see the U.S. stock market in a free fall this morning and then quickly recover.)
  • Funny sports humor line I saw: The European Union should immediately invite BYU to replace Great Britain. 
  • When I went to sleep, most of the major media outlets were saying the vote was "razor thin" close at 51.5% to leave and 48.5% to stay with half the vote counted. Boys, you need to take a statistics course. If you have a sample size of 50% of the vote, the result is known. 
  • All three local sports shows had live NBA draft coverage last night. So much media effort. So little public interest. (And Mavs fans had to wait until the 46th pick to see how they would screw it up.)
  • A 19 year old was sentenced to 25 years for meth over in Grayson County.  The War on Drugs continues.
  • That story says he will be eligible for parole after he serves 1/4 of his time. Not true. It's actually quicker. (Technical point: I bet 90% of criminal lawyers and prosecutors in Texas don't understand the wording of the "1/4 parole law" for non-3g crimes.)
  • The former McKinney Police Officer who tried to crush the unauthorized pool party from last summer was not indicted by a grand jury. Although he shouldn't have been, every criminal beat reporter should have Microsoft Word autocorrect "gjnb" into "Grand jury no-bills police officer" because it happens so often.
  • But I don't understand the teenager suing the police agency. Even assuming it was a civil rights violation (doubtful), you weren't hurt. 
  • This image alone cost him his job: 
  • Evil Empire acceptance rate by race (source):
  • I always have to link to the Texas Tribune because they called me out once for potential copyright infringement. 


39 comments:

Anonymous said...

I wonder whether the doting staffers for Hussein and Hillary have prepared a helpful hint type brief for improving the taste of a s..t sandwich this morning?

Not Sam.

Anonymous said...



RTG - looks like a young Hillery. (with a girls body)

Anonymous said...

The 19 yr old had 95 grams of meth in his possession, which indicates he was a dealer and he already had a previous drug charge...I believe 25 yrs is fair punishment, considering he will be up for parole in 6 1/2 yrs. Maybe that will straighten his ass up..what's left of it.

Anonymous said...

Regarding the 'Brexit', never underestimate the impulse of rampant nationalism to make people stupid, nor the power of backward-looking ideologues to lead masses into regression.

Beware the March of Trumps!

--Publius

Guinjames said...

On the bright side of the Brexit vote- Scotland has promised a new vote to leave the UK to be followed by Northern Ireland I believe which could trigger Wales to follow suit.

wordkyle said...

"If you have a sample size of 50% of the vote, the result is known." - You'll need to show your work on this statement, BG. It seems to me that if, in a close race, the as-yet-uncounted 50% had large numbers that trended toward one side (For example, Scotland voted very heavily for staying in the EU), the result would still be in question. But I'm willing to be convinced.

Anonymous said...

8:40 - because you are an idiot and can't conduct your own affairs in successful way without the guidance of a centralized government, does not mean that most people with a smidge of common sense can't either. I applaud our friends across the pond. They have already been to and are coming back from where our lunatic liberal leaders are taking us. We should save ourselves the pain and turn back now. Vote Trump!

Anonymous said...

Dear Publius --

Every man should have the right to determine the course of his destiny. The same goes for nations of peoples. Culture, language, and borders encapsulate and protects all citizens and unites us. Attempting to force modern populations into Soviet-style peasantry will always fail. You see, first you must ban all firearms... then take away hope by controlling all resources. I'm sorry things have not worked out for you, comrade, but the real world must be approached with real world ideals.

Sheldon

Bear said...

@8:40

So it is wrong to believe that your country should not be responsible for carrying all of the other deadbeat countries.

I guess you believe that the whole world should be allowed to come to the US and the 50% that pay taxes should support all of them?

You, and people like you, are the ones we need to beware of.

Anonymous said...

Look, we get it, we get it. No drug dealers or idiot teen rioters or drunk drivers should ever be infringed upon. Run wild, run free; take what you want and kill who you please. Except, I suppose when the riot or the drug dealer or drunk arrives at YOUR front door.

Anonymous said...

"This image alone cost him his job"

Was it the pointing at the camera that was so wrong or the fact that he's wearing white sox with black shoes?

Anonymous said...

Hopefully that girl will think twice before popping off at cops.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 9:12 AM said...
8:40 - because you are an idiot and can't conduct your own affairs in successful way without the guidance of a centralized government, does not mean that most people with a smidge of common sense can't either. I applaud our friends across the pond. They have already been to and are coming back from where our lunatic liberal leaders are taking us. We should save ourselves the pain and turn back now.

Excellent observation 9:12. Sadly there are too many big words for the liberals to understand or make the effort to READ and COMPREHEND.

This is exactly what Hillary wants to do...become the European model.


Anonymous said...

Sheldon, you forgot these two salient control mechanism's.
Limit and control access to healthcare.
Access and control of money.

Not Sam

Anonymous said...

Lions and Tigers and Brexit, oh my!

SpanishWarDonkey said...

BU,

50% means nothing in this case, because the only two options were stay or go. Just because at the time 51.5% were in favor of leaving, does not mean that it was a done deal. This was a highly, highly, devisive referendum. So much so that Scotland, where secession was barely supported, has already said they will call another referendum for independence from the UK so they can return to the EU.

Anonymous said...

And Tony Robbins is still doing that shtick?

And, dumb, ignorant, naive, gullible fools are still following that shtick?

Anonymous said...

Hot sports opinion on the Brexit mess:

Even though the economic melt-down today is serious and could get off the rails in a hurry, the real danger is pure politics, namely:
1. Scotland, which was heavily pro-EU, gets another independence vote, which passes by a wide margin & busts up the United Kingdom.
2. With Scotland gone, Northern Ireland sees the possibilities and also exits for independence or to marry up with the Republic of Ireland.
3. Spain, seeing the United Kingdom crashing & needing something to unify the Basques an Catalans and build national pride, goes after Gibraltar with a vengeance.
4. Seeing this, Argentina decides to once again take ownership of the Falklands by force.
5. And finally, Mister trump's best bud, Vladimir Putin, uses all this turmoil to grab one of the Baltic states, probably Lithuania.

You read it here first.

DF Tom Clancy
my new book writes itself

Anonymous said...

A certain Wise County lawyer fell short in his bid for signatures. The dog ate his homework or something like that. The district attorney's office is not his baby afterall.

Too bad but totally predictable. :(

Anonymous said...

TEXIT?

Anonymous said...

Well Sir,

The great experiment has ended (poor planning). But be not sadened, for I believe you are destined for greater things (Fostel can't live forever). And having a clear vision (20/20 hindsight) the next attempt for an independent candidacy (announced PRIOR to the primary election) will certainly bring a multitude of political support (Lowery continues to screw up) unequaled in Wise County in many, many years (Ramsey v. Moyers). Good luck in your future (stay healthy) and I look forward to the opportunity to vote for you in the future.

DF Mr. Subliminal

Anonymous said...

DF Tom Clancy,

That new book kind of HAS to write itself, since you've been dead for nearly three years.

Anonymous said...

Strictly from a statistical point of view, Bu is correct that if you have a 50% sample of a given population and one side has 51.5 and the other has 48.5, the decision is a done deal.

This article explains how sample sizes to predict outcomes are surprisingly small.

https://www.qualtrics.com/blog/determining-sample-size/

That being said, there is one large caveat and that is, is the sample size representative of the whole population?

Example, let's say, just for argument that the 50% counted is made of 90% Londoners. In that case, the sample size would not be representative of the GB population as a whole because of the heavy sample bias to Londoners.

But if, in fact, the 50% counted truly represents the population as a whole across GB, then yes, from a statistical point of view, it's over.

Most normal people are very surprised at the small sample required to predict an outcome. It is abnormal folks, like myself who majored in statistics, that love this stuff.

Anonymous said...

RE: RTG

Looks like she may have a bit of hip dysplasia going on.

Anonymous said...

Did it EVER occur to ANYONE that the cop in the pool party situation was pointing and being very aggressive toward the other kids as they rushed and yelled at him while he was holding the girl down because he thought if he was very stern, and very tough it might stop one of those idiots from making a big mistake? Anyone every stop to think about that? Of course not. You just see an "out of control", "mean" nasty cop being too rude to a pack of idiots that were behaving so badly that people had to call the cops in the first place. Well, I assure you that cops DO think about that kind of stuff when dealing with kids.

Anonymous said...

Robbins is a HIGHLY overpaid charlatan. Walking on hot, understand, HOT, coals is stupid.

Anonymous said...

12:54

You sir/madam, are expressing the minority opinion in this case.

You do realize the officer pulled his weapon on folks dressed in swimsuits, right?

Anonymous said...

You don't really know what you are talking about do you...how many CNN pundits do you need to credit for that statement? The EU is failing, and has been for some time, has nothing to do with Trump and everything to do with combating the elitist power structure that robbed the people of the UK from having a say all along.

Anonymous said...

How is this the bright side...idiot!

Anonymous said...

Did it ever occur to you that this cop single handedly turned something as minor as a breaking up a pool party into a national headline and embarrassed his department and city? He already lost control of the situation is why he tossed her down, then he continued to make things worse.

All he had to do was calmly stroll up, announce that the party was over and everyone that didn't live there was going to be given 10 minutes to leave or be ticketed. Do cops ever think about that, not escalating a situation in the first place so nobody makes a big mistake?

wordkyle said...

1214 - I realize that you're correct math-wise, given proper quality of the sample. Your "not representative of the population as a whole" observation was what I had in mind. Lots of exceptions to BG's blanket statement seemed to exist.

Anonymous said...

2:13 I take it you don't interact with young black thug wannabes

Anonymous said...

2:13 calmly stroll up?? You ever walk up on a pack of wild baboons? You better flex or those darkies will have you crying before you get your hands out of your pocket.

DF Sheriff Andy Taylor

Anonymous said...

Only if it's a representative sample of voters. Even at 50%, doesn't mean anything unless it's a representative sample.

Anonymous said...

11:24

I'm 100%(think this is the best) in agreement(not the right time) with your thought process(shit happens).

Anonymous said...

2:13, "Leave or you will ticketed", now most reasonable people respond in kind and leave. The variable that you are not taking in to account is that some people are NOT reasonable. What if they don't respond to your request? then what do you do? again politely ask them to leave? how many times?

Anonymous said...

I'm going to assume you've had no children

Anonymous said...

Hot charcoal for his fire walk? Doesn't Tony Robbins know about the wonderful ease of using propane and propane products? Tell him to contact me at Strickland Propane.

DF Hank Hill
dammit Bobby, you voted FOR Brexit?

Anonymous said...

The cop should have said ,
if your black you need to get your a$$ out of here !!!