The Campaign For DA

6.09.2016

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts


  • If you ever wanted proof that a grand jury serves no purpose read this story: "A Tarrant County grand jury on Wednesday rebuffed prosecutors and declined to indict a 21-year-old Parker County man accused of participating in the shooting of Fort Worth police officer Matt Pearce in March. Prosecutors quickly refiled charges of attempted capital murder and possession of a controlled substance against Ed Russell McIver Jr. of Weatherford." There is no double jeopardy issues. The prosecutor will simply just wait until there's a new grand jury and keep trying until they get an indictment. Fair?
  • If you can't get passed your own grand jury, how do you expect to get past an impartial jury who must be convinced of guilt beyond a reasonable doubt? 
  • I heard they had released a few tickets to Muhammad Ali's funeral to the public. Members of the public then turned around and tried to sell them online.
  • Anyone think the NBA playoffs are fixed to get as many games in as possible?
  • Disturbing pic of the morning: One car fatality accident shuts down I-35 in Dallas.
  • Whatever happened to my nemesis Ann Curry?
  • Heard in the Wise County district courtroom yesterday morning: "The only thing I listen to are the imaginary voices in my wife's head." 
  • Random football program cover: The TCU vs. SMU cover from 1970 was very flamboyant.
  • I got a replacement credit card the other day. New for me: No raised numbers on the front. In fact, the numbers are just printed on the back. And it also has a chip which I think means "You'll be confused as to whether the merchant wants you to slide it on the scanner or insert it underneath, and it will take 30 seconds to approve once you've figured that part out." 
  • There has been an ongoing debate on The Ticket about whether the "Chewbacca Mom" was faking the laugh. After hours of deliberation, my verdict is: Absolutely guilty.
  • In the newest "no body" murder case, a judge has been hearing pre-trial motions in the Enrique Arochi prosecution in Collin County. Watch for this: The defense filed for a change of venue with supporting affidavits (a requirement). The State, I believe, didn't file controverting affidavits (which, unbeknownst to them, is also a requirement). If the judge doesn't move the trial, it is automatic error. (Or at least it used to be.)
  • The valedictorian of Boyd High School (in McKinney, not Boyd) is an undocumented alien. She has a full scholarship to Yale. Would Trump send her back?
  • Oh, and an honors graduate from an Austin high school, who is also an undocumented alien, has received a full ride to the University of Texas.



37 comments:

Anonymous said...

I don't think Chewbacca Mom was faking her laugh. I do think she has low cognitive ability, so she probably laughs alot.

CFG

wordkyle said...

"The prosecutor will simply just wait until there's a new grand jury and keep trying until they get an indictment. Fair?" - Funny. That wasn't your attitude a few years ago when Ronnie Earle needed six grand juries to destroy Tom DeLay. (Who was exonerated years later.)

Anonymous said...

Undocumented Alien = Illegal Alien
Illegal = breaking the law
breaking the law = consequences

Geez barrister it's not really hard to understand.

Anonymous said...

@0904 - Maybe his beliefs have "evolved". I say that tongue in cheek but changing your mind on something isn't necessarily a bad thing.

On the Muhammad Ali thing - are you really surprised?

Does anyone think the NBA isn't rigged?

On the illegal aliens, I don't know about Trump but sending them home wouldn't necessarily be the wrong thing. Allowing them to finish college and then deporting them sounds reasonable as well. You're rewarding negative behavior. The Kids probably aren't at fault, but I wonder how many of their classmates, who did it the right way, are missing out because sometimes rules don't count?

Why not put a compromise on the table. Deport all the illegal aliens in the jails, send the kids families (who I am assuming were the border jumpers) back home and offer the two of them four years of military service in exchange for Citizenship, assuming they don't get into any trouble while at screwl.

oh, and those parents - just make sure they are permanently barred from ever coming back.


Anonymous said...

I got a replacement credit card the other day. New for me: No raised numbers on the front. In fact, the numbers are just printed on the back. And it also has a chip which I think means "You'll be confused as to whether the merchant wants you to slide it on the scanner or insert it underneath, and it will take 30 seconds to approve once you've figured that part out."

It's not 30 seconds...exaggeration

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry, they sound like great kids and all but we have to deport both families and heavily fine UT and Yale for encouraging this behavior.

Anonymous said...

9:04 AM said

"The prosecutor will simply just wait until there's a new grand jury and keep trying until they get an indictment. Fair?" - Funny. That wasn't your attitude a few years ago when Ronnie Earle needed six grand juries to destroy Tom DeLay. (Who was exonerated years later.)

Ouch!


Anonymous said...

The valedictorian of Boyd High School (in McKinney, not Boyd) is an undocumented alien. She has a full scholarship to Yale. Would Trump send her back?

I don't know Barry....but would Hillary sleep with her??? Or Billary for that matter?

Anonymous said...

If you get past 3rd grade in Boyd Texas you are a success

Anonymous said...

better give them "undocumented aliens" some documents so when they graduate and (if) they find a job they can pay for someone else to go to college like i am paying for them.

Anonymous said...

As to the NBA "fix". I'm not saying it happens, but consider this--Each game involves how much extra revenue to EVERYONE involved (including the tv network)--Millions? A lot of temptation methinks.

Tim Spencer said...

Why DO those new chip cards take longer than the old stripers? I'm sure Trump will fix that too.

Anonymous said...

No mention of Oklahoma winning the National Championship last night in softball???

Anonymous said...

And you, must not be able to read...

DF Buzzy the Hornet

Anonymous said...

Huge problem with undocumented graduates. NO THEY SHOULDN'T BE GETTING SCHOLARSHIPS. THEY SHOULD BE GETTING A ONE WAY TICKET BACK TO THEIR HOME COUNTRY.

Bear said...

As for the undocumented aliens: I would allow them to stay as soon as Mexico opens their borders and allows all of the South American refugees to stay in Mexico.

Can't have it both ways.

Anonymous said...

The TCU vs. SMU cover from 1970 was very flamboyant.

The cover was fairly normal for the early 70's - late 60's. Try to remember Peter Max. Try to recall Pop Art. Hell, back then a parent could buy their kid a pair of Peter Max shoes from Kinney Shoes. It didn't get much more ordinary than Kinney Shoes.

Anonymous said...

I don't understand how they got into school in the first place. My children had to provide a birth certificate. Are they just letting anyone in now?

Anonymous said...

The TCU vs. SMU cover from 1970 was very flamboyant.


asgardpress.com produces & sells calenders of vintage game day college football program covers. They also sell posters, but they seem to focus mostly on the calenders. Looks like all the major universities are there. Probably not North Texas State your alma mater.

Mateo Lauer said...

Shame LL, Ann Curry was hot! Now she is kinda GILFy if that your thing, but back in the day...

Anonymous said...

Yes Yes Yes

Anonymous said...

So they are giving away free money at Yale or UT and I drive 40 MPH over the posted limit and get there first and get the money. The folks that follow the rules are just out of luck. No one was harmed so it doesn't matter right? If there are no consequences for breaking the law why do we have them?

Anonymous said...

The valedictorian of Boyd High School (in McKinney, not Boyd) is an undocumented alien. She has a full scholarship to Yale. Would Trump send her back?

She really sounds like she is living in the shadows in fear.

Anonymous said...

Chewbacca Mom:

Barry - Absolutely Guilty? You're just Cynical.

9:02 - Low Cognitive ability? You're just an narcissistic ass.

Anonymous said...

@9:32...but we have turf and have more state championships than the rest of the county.

Anonymous said...

You people have not figured this out. Rick Perry was campaigning in the primaries four years ago when he came out in support of in state tuition for illegals. He immediately fell to the bottom of the heap in the polls. Trump came out in support of enforcing the law regarding illegals and he went to the top this time around.

Anonymous said...

9:35

Ok about ut, but Yale is a private school & can admit anyone it wants to

Anonymous said...

I agree with 9:16

Anonymous said...

Skippy, Is Ronnie Earle advising you on your campaign?

Anonymous said...

The law does not matter.. The only thing that matters is iff you are on the right team. If so,, do whatever you want. The ends will justify the means, including, maybe, a "donation" to the Clinton Foundation. If you are on the wrong team, good luck.. Welcome to the brave new world of Obama.

Anonymous said...

Personally, if they are of good moral character, smarter, studied / worked harder than "citizens" by birth, not virtue; I say congratulations. They are the people I would like to have as a fellow citizen. They are living up to what we define as American values.

OP

Anonymous said...

Trumps clear racist bigoted mind is the very reason I don't want him anywhere close to picking SCOTUS members

Anonymous said...

4:20 Can you cite Trumps clear racist bigoted mind? I haven't heard anything racist from him. The liberal media are the only ones screaming Racist. Bigot, big ol meany over anything he says. Liberalism is a mental disorder...

Anonymous said...

1,1,1

Anonymous said...

Isn't the bigger issue over Trump calling a judge a Mexican and being labeled a racist, the fact that Planned Parenthood was created to do away with the black race through abortion, in which the creator Margaret Sanger called blacks weeds that need to be exterminated? Now with that in mind, I would think that Hillary praising Planned Parenthood and receiving an award from them and Obammy speaking at one of their national conventions and saying and I quote, "God bless Planned Parenthood", there are your two biggest racists in the highest offices of government.

Anonymous said...

11:12: Perry was probably right regarding in-state tuition for illegals but made a poor argument. Illegals can prove residency, which is the basis for instate tuition. Question for candidate Green: Is an IRS form I-9 still required by law of employers to verify an applicant is eligible for employment? If false documents are presented, has a crime been committed? Does the DA have discretion to not prosecute crimes according to the law? Where do you stand, sir?

Anonymous said...

Is an IRS Form I-9 still required of employers for applicants for employment?