The Campaign For DA

6.06.2016

Random Monday Morning Thoughts



  • Ken Starr continues to make news: (1) He had an incredibly awkward interview where his PR person (who is being paid way too much even if she is working for free) interrupted and told him how to answer. It was followed by Starr acting like he had never been in front of a camera before as he turned to her after answering the question again and asking if that was "better", (2) Some goofballs took out a full page ad out in the Austin American Statesman thanking him for his time at Baylor.
  • I'm very interested in this 30 for 30 mini series on O.J.  that is debuting this Saturday.
  • My probable award winning photo of the Lake Bridgeport spillway from yesterday is here.
  • Donald Trump sent the GOP into a panic this weekend as he continued to make racist comments against the judge in his seedy Trump University lawsuit, and he referred to a guy in one of his crowds as "my African-America".
  • I saw a headline that Miss California USA "flubbed" a question during last night's pageant but it wasn't even close to the famously funny "because they don't have maps".  I was more interested to learn that the "20-year-old model is the daughter of 1990s one-hit-wonder singer Gerardo, known for 'Rico Suave.'"
  • Texas Monthly has another story of over-zealous prosecutors and the prosecution of an innocent man. This time it is about Kerry Max Cook who has been fighting the good-old-boy system in Tyler for decades. (The magazine single-handedly caused the change in Texas law where we defense lawyers can now actually get a copy of the prosecutors file because of their story on Michael Morton a few years back.)
  • There an NFL player who was shot in the leg at a strip club in Dallas over the weekend. I liked one of the reviews of the place on Yelp: $40 parking, $40 cover, 30 minute wait when there was no line, and drinks only by the bottle for around $150. 
  • I'm not sure I've seen any case which impacts what police officers can do during traffic stops more than the Supreme Court's decision of Rodriguez vs. United States from last year. I read it again this weekend and even listened to the oral arguments (with the worst defense lawyer ever). Nevertheless, he won the case. Police are now on shaky ground if they prolong a traffic stop because they are snooping around and asking unrelated questions simply because of a hunch. 
  • The story behind the photo below (including who the guy is who can be seen between Ali's legs and how he ended up there.)
  • But I don't know anything about an almost identical photo taken from a slightly different angle:



40 comments:

Anonymous said...

Peaceful Muslim!

wordkyle said...

I agree, Trump has made some incredibly stupid, racist remarks. But some perspective may be called for. Let's not forget the current president referred to his own grandmother as a "typical white person." (With barely a media flutter.) And unlike the leading Democrat presidential candidate, Trump still hasn't sold American foreign policy favors to the highest bidders.

Triple Fake... said...

In response to your question last week about Uber's huge cash cache:
I saw an ad for Uber on TV yesterday.
And there was an article in the WSJ the other day --
"The investment from Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund extends a fundraising that totals $5 billion, the largest single investment for a venture-backed company. Including the latest contribution, Uber is valued at close to $68 billion, some $20 billion more than General Motors Co., the nation's largest auto maker."
"The size of the investment underscores the company's need for cash to fuel its business model. Uber pays cash bonuses to entice new drivers to sign up and subsidizes the cost of lower-price rides, especially as it enters new cities."
The majority of Saudi women don't drive, so they're a big player there. And Uber is fending off competition there and in China.


And speaking of Trump making racist comments, can you imagine the uproar if he had said something like "I don't feel no ways tired!"

Triple Fake Hillary "sista" Clinton

Anonymous said...

Scattershooting while not thinking of the ugliness that was Muhammad Ali. I abhor ugliness although I kinda liked Ali when I was a kid.

The Nation of Islam, Muhammad Ali's religion, is anti-white, anti-Semitic, anti-Catholic and anti-gay according to the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Black liberal Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall said that the Nation of Islam was “run by a bunch of thugs organised from prisons and jails.”

Some claim that Ali renounced the Nation of Islam in 1975. As late as 1974 Ali was rocking and rolling with his tiresome tirades about the white devils.

Whatever, dude.

Anonymous said...

That word , racist now means anybody who disagrees with a liberal is a racist. The horror, Trump called a Mexican a Mexican! That's it the election is over. That mean old Trump said Mexican. OMG. In the meantime illegal Mexicans assault American citizens and wave the Mexican flag and this is not a problem for the BG's of the world. Everyday it is more evident, Liberalism is a Mental disorder...

Anonymous said...

I can't imagine at this point why anyone would have even a passing interest in the OJ story. What possibly could you learn that you didn't get from the umpteen million news stories, movies, TV specials and interviews that fire up each year on the anniversary. I realized 10 years ago they were just dragging this thing along for ratings by tricking up old story lines. If you are still following at this point then you have an obsession.

Anonymous said...

Nice RTG(s). Something for everyone.


Anonymous said...

Mexican is a nationality not a race...

Anonymous said...

Will you be as interested when the 30/30 comes out on the Baylor scandal?

Anonymous said...

You're reaching today Wordy... but it's cool

Trump says outrageous stuff, that's his moneymaker. The votes against him are going to happen regardless of what he says going forward. Truth be told the demographics are in his favor. His biggest opponets will stay at home election day, not like any of them are going to work or anythings.

I think the only thing I'd like to see out of Trump would be a more judicial use of his outrageous statements. You don't have to set every fire.

My wife didn't figure out Miss USA was on until they were getting ready to announce the top 10 (I almost dodged a bullet) As they were calling the names I joked and said wanna know how it will end.

She told me to shut up but then I successfully predicted the outcome to a T.

A win for diversity I predicted would be the headline and those questions couldn't have been more staged. You could see the look on Arizona's face the entire second hour. She knew what was coming too.

It's funny and sad at the same time.

wordkyle said...

"Reaching?"

Anonymous said...

"The Nation of Islam, Muhammad Ali's religion, is anti-white, anti-Semitic, anti-Catholic and anti-gay according to the Southern Poverty Law Center."

Well, except for anti-white, you should like them.

And I see that Wordkyle can't just agree that someone on his side made a mistake. His only defense is "But Clinton..."

Ironic, no? After all the years he's spent here complaining about the "but Bush" crowd?

Rage

Anonymous said...

If Obammy had a sista............http://www.infowars.com/video-obese-woman-starts-trashing-store-after-ebt-card-gets-refused/

Anonymous said...

The Judge is from Indiana. He's not from Mexico

Anonymous said...

It took Stepanapalous to correct Obammy on which religion he was supposed to admit to, so what's the big deal with Kenneth Starr.

Anonymous said...

Racism is going to be around. Better get used to it.

Barry, you're showing the race card over and over again now without apology or explanation. You've even got Wordkyle questioning his own beliefs, but not the rest of us.

Barry, the thing is, you've got problems of your own that need attention before you should judge others. Yet, that is what an elitist personality does, isn't it?.

Good luck with that racism thing.

Anonymous said...

This I understand:
Clay/Ali was a great boxer. Arguably the best ever. A great showman. A great promoter. A draft dodger.

I don't understand why the press is holding him up as something more than all that. Mother Teresa with boxing gloves. Saint Ali.

I lived through his entire career. I witnessed it all. I don't get it.

Anonymous said...

Ali wasn't a draft dodger, 11:06. Dodgers went to Canada, or had their daddy get them a sweet deferment. Ali took on the system directly, all the way to the Supreme Court, and although he lost three of his best years in his chosen profession, he won.

I doubt you would have the balls to do what he did, and stand up for your beliefs.

Rage

wordkyle said...

"You've even got Wordkyle questioning his own beliefs" - Boy howdy, you guys assume way too much.

Anonymous said...

The horror, Trump called a Mexican a Mexican! - 9:37

The Judge was born in Indiana. Last time I looked Indiana wasn't in Mexico and "Mexican" isn't a race. But calling a hispanic man from Indiana a Mexican is racist.

Just the facts.

DF Joe Friday

Anonymous said...

Ali in his later years was the living embodiment that boxing should have some controls on how long you do it, with heavy medical review after each fight. Very sad to see his mental deterioration due to the many punches and undiagnosed concussions. Very sad.

George Foreman displays some of the same symptoms, just not as pronounced as Ali.

DF Fan of the Fight Game

RPM said...

Devon Energy selling Texas oil & gas assets for $1B

http://www.star-telegram.com/news/business/article82019027.html

Anonymous said...

Don't worry, Word. I didn't assume a thing. You're a POS, and you're completely OK with it, and I would never assume otherwise.

Rage

Anonymous said...

@1040 - drawing a comparison to the current President referring to his mother as a "typical white woman" / apples and oranges when compared to Trump mate. Like I said, reaching.

@1042 - now you're reaching

@1106 - you must not follow the news whenever a famed figure passes, but methinks you know that already

@1143 - as someone who's played in the game, Ali was a draft dodger in that he refused to serve. Now you could adopt Wordy's line from earlier in the day and say that "some perspective may be called for". He won his court case so good for him, but if you have contempt for those that went another path to the same result,... didn't you say something about Irony earlier
DF Alvin York

Anonymous said...

10:42 Trump did not make a mistake. He tells it like it is and you mamby pamby sissified liberals cant handle the truth. It's time to face reality and get off the PC crap.

Anonymous said...

12:09 is the judge or is he not of Mexican heritage? More PC crap.

Anonymous said...

Do you delusional libs really think Trump is going to lose support because he called a Hispanic liberal biased judge a Mexican? Who cares. Hillary is so damn dirty it's not even funny and you loons are fine with it. And refuse to see the facts.

Anonymous said...

Trump probably gained thousands of new supporters because of the Facist stunts out in Caliwierdo. Wasn't my choice until I saw how liberal supporters acted. Attacking American citizens because they dare to not follow the liberal pied piper.

Anonymous said...

Well well well what do you know. The Hispanic judge in the Trump U case is a card carrying LaRaza member.. No bias there. None what so ever.

Anonymous said...

RTGs - I'll take the one in the sunglasses ;)

Anonymous said...



Rage,3

POS is apparently a descriptive you've heard many times before. I agree.

Ali, was the original "Race Card" thrower - "No, I am not going ten thousand miles from home to help murder and burn another poor nation simply to continue the domination of white slave masters of the darker people the world over"

He just had enough Libtard groupie's to shut down the government(probably your Dad) out of fear. He was a Chump NOT a Champ- good riddance

Anonymous said...

1257 - so that's what anger issues look like, Rage isn't a name so much as it's a state of mind.

if this is lovers quarrel, you know you boys don't have to hide it from us any more.

I'm guessing wordy is the top

Anonymous said...

Rage - you are living up to your name today! I don't have balls and WK is a POS?

To sorta quote Edward G. Robinson in The Ten Commandments, "Where's your tolerance now, Liberal?"

Anonymous said...

Poor conservatards can't handle the truth. Trump is an amazing racist spoiled brat. It's time to wake up and face the reality show.

Anonymous said...

The snarky attitude of those who act like anything positive about Briles, Starr and Baylor is disgusting.

Yes... things were done wrong...... but to not allow anyone to point out a positive that they have contributed is disgusting. And yes... it's the politically correct media way of handling it. Hammer down on everything negative and don't allow a positive to be spoken without berating.

The media would be ok if anyone "Baylor" were buried alive to die ..... and they would justify it.

Anonymous said...

Whatsoever is all one word.

As well as scapegoat.

And of course, brainchild.

It's just a frickin water heater.

Anonymous said...

Probably time we had a good racist President. The Nigers and the wetbacks are getting pretty uppity. Time to put them where they belong. Under the bus

Anonymous said...

I agree with 727 - pesky Nigerians

Anonymous said...

Islam allows for pedophilia. It's very common for Muslim men to have relations with boys. They are not considered men until they have beards, so until then, the sick bastards can defile boys all they want without offending Allah. There may be a small population of Muslim people that live civilized lives, but the mass of them are screwed up in the head from thousands of years of being controlled and manipulated by lies.

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