The Campaign For DA

6.30.2016

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts


  • More Texas county judge problems: "A state panel suspended Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal without pay Tuesday after he was charged with violating Texas' open meetings law while developing a bond measure for new and improved roads.The move by the State Commission on Judicial Review came four days after a grand jury indicted Doyal, two county commissioners and an adviser, alleging that they circumvented the Texas Open Meetings Act by talking in private about . . .  a $280 million [bond] proposal . . . . " I didn't know that Judicial Review panel had jurisdiction over a county administrative judge.  (By the way, he makes over $170,000 a year.)
  • Add that to the Rockwall County judge getting a DWI and it looks like our own Wise County Judge J.D. Clark needs to step up his game. 
  • Johnny Football says he will start sobriety on July 1st once he is through partying in Cabo. I have full confidence that he will stop drinking on July 1st. I also have full confidence he will start drinking again later on July 1st. 
  • The great Fivethirtyeight.com has come out with its first prediction for the presidential election. They give Hillary and 80% chance and Trump a 20% chance. It's over. (And the data on that site is amazing.)
  • "A Democratic candidate for Dallas district attorney signed a dismissal motion in a criminal case that has led to allegations of bribery [and a soon-to-be-conviction of a DA investigator who took the money], WFAA-TV (Channel 8) reported Wednesday." The prosecutor isn't accused of wrongdoing but that's a headache he didn't need.
  • "Clock boy" Ahmed Mohamed is back in the U.S. after being in Qatar. Trump's response:
  • Heisman runner-up and number one overall NFL pick Andrew Luck signed a new contract with the Colts with $87 million guaranteed. Heisman winner and second overall pick Robert Griffin III's contract signed a few months back has $6.75 million guaranteed.  
  • DPS has issued their annual Fourth of July press release that has this safety tip: "Do not use personal fireworks."  Explain to me why they are telling me I should not engage in legal activity? 
  • The Chico High School principal resigned after one year?
  • The High School Graduate In The House (sheesh) and I ran into each other in the kitchen this morning at 5:15 a.m. I pointed out she was all decked out and ready to go (as to where I had no idea). She replied, "Ya gotta get up early if you're gonna rob a bank."  
  • Crazy legal opinion of the day: Two Texas lawyers are married. Man cheats. Wife "purportedly" sets up fake online profile to bait him. Other men respond instead. She has sex with four of them. Man finds out and then extorts a ton of cash out of the men. Both end up being convicted for "theft by coercion."  Interestingly, the two have quite the history which includes a bankruptcy and big cash being tossed around.
  • I have been of the belief for quite some time that people of of all ages and backgrounds are being shaken down in elaborate schemes after trysts involving online meetings.
  • Thirty years ago I took a bus ride from Dallas to Waco. I was young and stupid and a cheapskate. Never again. 



40 comments:

Anonymous said...

It doesn't matter if it's Hillary or trump. We're doomed either way. The bulk of the blame rest on bored fools like Barry who just want to watch it burn.

Anonymous said...

RU sure your daughter wasn't just getting in ?

Anonymous said...

You forgot about Smith County Judge Joel Baker. He was in a sexting scandal last year. He was just suspended for violating the Open Meetings Act and signing a contract for red light cameras. Of course he claims both incidents were just political witch hunts.
http://www.tylerpaper.com/TP-News+Local/237530/smith-county-judge-joel-baker-charged-with-conducting-illegal-meetings-visiting-judge-assigned

Anonymous said...

Re: Luck/RGIII

Heisman standings & draft-selection ranking matters very little once you've proven what you can (or can't) do.

Win 11 games for 3 seasons in a row, take your team to the playoffs 3 times, and start 55 games in 4 seasons (including 3 seasons without missing a start)? Congrats, you get a lot of money.

Win 14 games in your entire 4-yr career (with 9 of those coming in 1 season), go to the playoffs once, and start 35 games in 4 seasons (missing most due to injury, but also losing your starting job)? Yeah, you've got to prove your worth before you get a lot of money.

Anonymous said...

Here comes Wordkyle. He'll say your stats on the election are wrong.

Anonymous said...

Very pretty and classy RTG.

Anonymous said...

Wheels off lawyers, incompetent, corrupt judges and law enforcement...just another day in the judicial industrial complex

WHu-ha!

Anonymous said...

Buy stock in gun companies before Hillary gets elected. When that b***h gets elected...you are gonna see a run on gun sales like no other.

Congrats you fools

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you've trained the graduate well.

Is that some sort of lawyer schtick?

Anonymous said...

I guess it doesn't matter that fivethirtyeight.com was TOTALLY WRONG five times when it previously predicted that Donald Trump would never be the Republican nominee.

Anonymous said...

How's Sharen Wilson doing Barry? Has she run that DA's office into the ground yet?

Do you regret throwing her under the bus?....you should

Anonymous said...

RTG been on her knees. Hmmmm.

Anonymous said...

DPS has issued their annual Fourth of July press release that has this safety tip: "Do not use personal fireworks." Explain to me why they are telling me I should not engage in legal activity?

You said it yourself.....it's JUST A TIP!

Not much effort today

Tired of being robbed in Chico said...

After their most academically successful year in DECADES Chico power brokers successfully destroyed all hope of providing a 21st century education for their students. Jones was smart enough to see what Cobb had to offer and was giving him free rein to fix a host of problems. But thanks to 19th century educators like "Wild" Bill Hand and his puppets the buckner's, Chico has returned to the educational Middle Ages. And they hired a has been like manning who hasn't been around a modern educational system in years to right the ship. PEOPLE, PLEASE CALL TEA AND ASK THEM TO TAKE OVER THE DISTRICT!!!!

wordkyle said...

Take all of the news regarding prosecutor/district attorney bribery and corruption, and you have the Hillary Clinton story. Given the Obama administration's corruption, her indictment is unlikely. But still. That's your Democrat candidate for president.

Triple Fake... said...

You only have to get up early if you're planning to break into the bank before they open. That's labor intensive, but relatively danger-free. Otherwise, you could hang around and catch the morning show to see what the traffic is like to make a quick getaway. But in this scenario you may have to brandish a weapon, or at least tell them you've got one. I have an image of the HS Graduate in the House handing the teller a note that says "I have a pink T-ball bat. Put all the money in a bag and nobody gets hurt."
Regardless of the career path she chooses, you gotta admire the get-up-and-go attitude!

The DPS is offering a SAFETY tip! Even sparklers can be dangerous. And they can start fires, too.
Happy Fourth!

Anonymous said...

They give Hillary and 80% chance and Trump a 20% chance. It's over.

It's over all right. A certain Wise County lawyer was going to lose by 80 percentage points or more if he made it to November. He will now lose by 100 percentage points. Sorry, not sorry.

Anonymous said...

DPS telling you not to use fireworks is like the CDCP telling you not to smoke. Both legal, both dangerous.

Anonymous said...

Now you are old and stupid and a cheapskate.

Anonymous said...

The RTG is top shelf today!

Anonymous said...

Chico Principal got a job making 30k a year more at Azle. Azle had a principal get run off for inappropriate conduct and they needed someone with experience BAD.

That's the rumor

Anonymous said...

Flag. Personal foul, 8:44, unnecessary roughness. You need to take minute, pull the large stick out of your a$$, and swallow a big chill pill.

Seriously...WTF? Disagree with the man, but no need to be such a prick about it.

Anonymous said...

Do any of us realize think that it'll be anything other than business as usual regardless of how the upcoming general turns out?

I'm voting Trump but unless 435 representatives lose their seats what actual difference will it make.

If Hillary gets elected at least we won't have to wait long before Putin or North Korea decide to go to war with us. Personally I'd rather go out on a battlefield abroad then suffer through the coming bread lines and civil unrest the democrats are fostering here.

but hey, keep arguing over trivial shit for the time being.

Anonymous said...

Those two lawyers deserve each other...

DF Ed Hochuli said...

I see no foul on 8:44.

Re-start the clock.

Anonymous said...

Barry, I read FiveThirtyEight religiously, because they put out some really solid data, but this is a follow-up "conversation" they had after they released the election forecast. Nate always admits that nothing is certain. Pay close attention to the final exchange here---


David (Firestone, managing editor): After a lot of work, our general election forecast has gone live! But not everyone fully understands what a forecast model is. Some people think it’s a poll or are incorrectly saying, “Nate calls the race for Clinton.” Can we start by explaining at a basic level what a forecast model tells us?

Clare (Malone, senior political writer): Say it very, very slowly and use small words, please.

Nate (Silver, editor in chief): Pro buh bil it eez.

Harry (Enten, senior political writer): Looks like some artisanal tea that I’d buy in hipster Brooklyn.

Nate: Not everything 0 percent or 100 percent! Some things in between! Cookie Monster like numbers in between!

Harry: I believe Cookie Monster now eats vegetables.

David: And that in-between number gives Hillary Clinton about an 80 percent chance of winning, which obviously doesn’t mean it’s over.

Clare: Did Cookie vote Trump? Or is he a Bernie Bro?

Nate: I’m sort of annoyed by it being 80 percent, because I feel like that’s the number people most misinterpret. When you say 80 percent, people take that to mean “really, really certain.” It’s not, particularly.

David: I liked your ballgame analogy, Nate, in the article you wrote to accompany the forecast. Teams come back from 20-percent-win situations frequently. In fact, about 20 percent of the time!

Nate: Absolutely amazing how that works!

Anonymous said...

11:11 - You can watch it burn with him.

Anonymous said...

Hey 9:26,
I am glad you are tired of being robbed because the 19th century guys got rid of the thief and the budget will be balanced by the new sup. by the beginning of the year and that hasn't been done for the last 6 years thanks to your "smart" guy?? When he took over 8 years ago we had a 7 million dollar fund balance and now it's less than 2, I see why you are tired of being robed!

Anonymous said...

They didn't hire Manning. He worked for like 6 days while no one was there. Please renew your hooked on phonics subscription and after completion come see us again..

Anonymous said...

Hey "Pancho" so glad you could join us!

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

http://imgur.com/gallery/91sn32Q

Anonymous said...

I bet Jones will let you cry on his pillow 9:26..... Just sayin

Anonymous said...

@11:11 # 1:

Are you new here?
Lighten up Francis

Anonymous said...

9:26 Such a great principal that over 50% staff had left or was leaving. Every teacher on that campus is celebrating. Guess you are losing your special privileges that you were enjoying. #CryBaby. Thank you Chico School Board for cleaning up the huge mess from the past 7 years.

Anonymous said...

Once again Barry--ask President Dukakis about big leads in June!

Anonymous said...

Oh the memories... Wrecked my car being reckless my freshman year at Baylor 27 years ago. When it was time to come home to Fort Worth, my folks made me take the bus to teach me a lesson. I hear ya. Never again!

Anonymous said...

To 5:56
I believe 50% of the staff have left due to the recent school board elections, and the direction that district is headed (into the ground). I'm just guessing though, I am not an employee of the school district so I don't get into the nitty gritty, you may know more due to your current position.

Anonymous said...

The difference between the two quarterbacks' salaries is probably due to one being an outstanding pro quarterback and the other a bust.

Anonymous said...

Our board may be the biggest group of dumbass people in the world

Anonymous said...

Personal fireworks sound like bombs around our place...hate them..they throw them in barrels to make for a rel affect of a bomb.