The Campaign For DA

6.07.2016

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts


  • I always cock an eyebrow when I hear about a "GoFundMe" page.
  • A while back I mentioned Breitling Energy and its jack-of-all-trades leader Chris Faulkner so I googled the company last night. I found this recent tidbit: "Breitling Energy Corp (OTCMKTS:BECC) has declined 90.00% since October 28, 2015 and is downtrending." (You can get a share of stock for 1.4 cents. And this lede from The New York Post from late last year: "A Texas fracking magnate stuck his personal concierge with $240,000 in unreimbursed expenses for luxury items such as his wife’s Louboutins, all while getting high and drunk at high-end clubs and restaurants, according to a new lawsuit."
  • I told you there wouldn't be any charges filed against the parents in the Gorilla Shooting Case.
  • I told you OU would win the NCAA softball championship. (They are one game away.)
  • Electronic filing of court paperwork in Texas has slowly moved to electronic transmissions instead of paper.  IBut if you were one of the handful of lucky companies to get the government contract to handle the process, you are making a fortune on fees that you get to pocket with every transaction. It actually costs more to file electronically than it did by formerly filing paper.
  • I'm convinced that the way to get rich in this country these days is to be a private company with a government contract.
  • "HONOLULU — A woman who was driving a vehicle when it plunged off a Maui cliff has been charged with murder in the death of her twin, who was in the passenger's seat."  Dear Prosecutor: Good luck with all of that.
  • Kimbo Slice was one of the first viral video sensations I ever saw and he turned it into a MMA career. He died yesterday.
  • Legendary local wrestler Fritz Von Erich started his career portraying a Nazi? (Ticket reference this morning.)
  • Funny: This Houston Astros fan at the Ranger game last night was none to pleased when Knoxie got the crowd fired up around him.
  • Strange bedfellows: When Trump makes a fundraising tour in Texas next week, he will be a guest of big time Plaintiff's lawyer Tony Buzbee (who once hired Miley Cyrus to perform at one of his parties.)   When is the last time you saw a Plaintiff's lawyer saddle up next to a conservative Republican?
  • MADD has a lot of Donald Trump in it. The organization currently has a petition online to encourage a judge to revoke a guy's probation for "alleged" failed drug tests. Who cares if he really failed the tests, right? Sheesh. 
  • Prosecution in Williamson County has been a mess. The guy who was DA and wrongfully pursued Michael Morton was sent (briefly) to jail. DA John Bradley lost an election for fighting the team who were trying to show Michael Morton was innocent (he was per DNA). And now the gal who beat Bradley lost her re-election bid and was just placed on 18 months probation by the State Bar for prosecutorial misconduct.
  • I have said this a million times: If you care one iota about criminal justice in Texas and how an unethical prosecutor can destroy lives, read the Texas Monthly award winning article on Morton.  
  • What exactly does Devon's sale of $1 billion in oil and gas resources really mean?
  • Remember the pool party in McKinney which ended up causing an overzealous responding cop to get fired? "The Texas Rangers have completed their investigation into . . .  [his] controversial handling of a raucous pool party last summer and forwarded the findings to Collin County prosecutors."  Good grief. No one was hurt. The officer got hammered by being fired. We don't need the Rangers wasting a year (and how on God's green Earth did it take a year?). We don't need prosecutors wasting their time, a grand jury's time, or a trial jury's time with it. 




39 comments:

Anonymous said...

More like "Random Tuesday Morning Saggers". Good God, man. You cant do better than that!?

Anonymous said...

I'm convinced that the way to get rich in this country these days is to be a private company with a government contract.


That's what happens in a socialist/communist run government. Every time. Without fail. You can look it up. Google Venezuela.

Captain Eddie said...

Concerning your topic about "Strange Bedfellows" you make a reference about a "plaintiff's lawyer saddling up next to a conservative Republican". You're calling Trump a Conservative? That's laughable. Seriously laughable !!

Anonymous said...

When people put their babies pictures on the gofundme account and needing money for medical expenses. Then you see the parents in Las Vegas living it up via pictures on Facebook with no babies around there should be charges filed for fraud. Gofundme is the same as the supposed transients begging for money and then driving away in a 100,000 dollar vehicle in the same parking lot. A huge racket...

wordkyle said...

Calling Trump a "Conservative Republican" is a bit of of a stretch.

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure I'd call Donald Trump a conservative or an actual Republican. I understand that he now talks the way the right wants a Republican to talk, but his historical stances on issues, which only recently [allegedly] changed, are not conservative:
1) Send jobs overseas to China;
2) Send jobs south-of-the-border to Mexico;
3) Strong supporter of gun control;
4) Pro-choice;
5) For raising taxes;
6) High use of illegal labor; and
7) Utilized (many, many times) bankruptcy to get out of financial obligations.

I'm bewildered that my fellow conservatives are believing his rhetoric.

Anonymous said...

Of all the Von Erichs, Shoopy Grubes Von Erich had to be the absolute worst.

Or was Betty Ann Stout Von Erich the worst? What was Betty Ann Stout's real name? Wasn't it Jennifer French Briggs or something like that?

I think I've changed my mind. Dud Kennedy Von Erich was / is the worst. I bet he stinks something fierce. gross

Anonymous said...

What exactly does Devon's sale of $1 billion in oil and gas resources really mean?

They're broke

Anonymous said...

Prosecution in Williamson County has been a mess. The guy who was DA and wrongfully pursued Michael Morton was sent (briefly) to jail. DA John Bradley lost an election for fighting the team who were trying to show Michael Morton was innocent (he was per DNA). And now the gal who beat Bradley lost her re-election bid and was just placed on 18 months probation by the State Bar for prosecutorial misconduct.


Not sure if there is a coherent thought there or not....but that Jana Duty...kinda hot? Weigh in on this fellow law professionals

Anonymous said...

Devon sold some to buy more oil rich play and a pipeline to transport it. Let a lot of people go to help pay for this bad buy

Triple Fake... said...

A sliver of truth to the Ticket reference. From Wiki:
"While in Edmonton, he met legendary wrestler and trainer Stu Hart, and Hart decided to train and book him in his Klondike Wrestling promotion, naming him Fritz Von Erich and teaming him with "brother" Waldo Von Erich as a pair 'evil German' brothers."

I've used GoFundMe a couple of times to help out relatives with medical and funeral expenses. It's a convenient way to help a friend or family. And you can remain anonymous - except to the person who set up the fund.


Saul: "Wait a second, wait a second! A man has got the right to change his name to whatever he wants to change it to. And if a man wants to be called Kimbo Slice, !@#$%, this is a free country, you should respect his wishes, and call the man Kimbo Slice!"
Morris: "His Momma named him Ferguson, I'm gonna call him Ferguson."

Anonymous said...


MADD has a lot of Donald Trump in it. The organization currently has a petition online to encourage a judge to revoke a guy's probation for "alleged" failed drug tests. Who cares if he really failed the tests, right? Sheesh.

REALLY? Just an excuse to bash Trump? A Lawyer mentality? Apparently you don't care that a young girl lost her life? This guy is a habitual addict and should be held accountable.

We can only hope Trump will deport a lawyers.................Trump On

Anonymous said...

Does RTG stand for Really That's Gross?

Seriously, is she chewing her toe nails?

Anonymous said...

I don't understand your hatred for the political right.

Do you ever throw up your arms and drop your jaw for the militant gay groups that push the LBGTMTIDHUDLS agenda?

Anonymous said...

Conservatives have no choice in the presidential election. Trump has destroyed the party for years to come.

Anonymous said...

Lindsay Graham is correct, love of country will override my fear of Hillary. The GOP must fix this!

Anonymous said...

Gofundme: Money grab, greed, whatever
Cops: If there's even a hint of mistake/outrage, we will fire you.
Twins: both were seen fighting inside vehicle, gas was floored, vehicle flies off cliff, no attempt to evade or brake (car's computer). Pretty good facts there...

Anonymous said...

I told you there wouldn't be any charges filed against the parents in the Gorilla Shooting Case.

Couldn't the seventh-grader in the house have predicted the same thing?

I'm convinced that the way to get rich in this country these days is to be a private company with a government contract.

Sonny, I could have told you that in 1962.

- DF H. R. Perot Sr.

Anonymous said...

That's what happens in a socialist/communist run government. Every time. Without fail. You can look it up. - 9:00

You seem to have Capitalist and Socialist mixed up.

Anonymous said...

Love all these people claiming Trump's not a Republican. He is the Republican nominee for president of the United States. It doesn't get any more Republican than that.

Next time, Republicans should take note of your average southern homecoming election. If you only nominate one black girl and spread the white vote among too many people, the black girl's gonna' get elected as homecoming queen. If you nominate several, and divide the white vote by fewer people, then she won't. Their problem this time was that Trump was the only black girl in a field with too many crackers dividing the rest of the vote in the election, so now they have to deal with him.

Anonymous said...

Who is the poor bastard who got the Chico Seperintendents job? Talk about the arm pit of Texas. Who did he piss off to settle for that?

Anonymous said...

The expression is sidled up to, not saddled up. I think it's cause people besides just cowboys do it too

Anonymous said...

I am running for cover at the polling place -first Tuesday of November and voting for Trump like I am taking fire from a sniper on some Bosnian airfield tarmac whilst a girl is trying to hand me a bouquet of flowers.

Not Sam.

Anonymous said...

Personally, I love the RTG. She is a bad, bad, girl. She would be a lot of fun. The ones that are perfect.........no fun AT ALL.
BTW, those are cowgirl thighs if you know what I mean. And if you don't, you poor thing.

Anonymous said...

Gosh 9:51, I didn't even know we had an agenda. We certainly don't have club meetings (too much trouble buying cakes for refreshments you know). I just want what any other Americans wants:
1. fair housing
2. fair employment
3. right to my spouse's benefit plan (which we paid for)
4. right to serve my country
5. no overt discrimination by government officials

You don't have to invite me over for Thanksgiving Dinner or send me a Christmas card. Just don't beat me up in a dark alley as I walk home from the store. Is that too much to ask?

DF LGBT

PS - Militant? What am I going to do? Scratch your eyes out and hiss at you? Don't think so.

wordkyle said...

1220 - "...all these people..." You'll need to provide a few examples. You seem to be countering an argument almost nobody's made.

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Anonymous said...

I think it was Mark Lanier who had Miley Cyrus at his Christmas party.

Baylor Too said...

In Colorado, we started with e-filing provided by Lexis/Nexis. Then a few years later, the state developed its own e-filing system. So now the e-filing fee money goes to the state instead of the corporation.

At first, I was offended that it cost $13.50 to file any document ($6 e-filing charge and $7.50 for "service"), but now that I've gotten used to it, I like it. It is way more convenient that the hour it took to drive to the courthouse to file in person. I do, however, miss dealing with the clerks in person. It has dehumanized the practice of law in favor of convenience.

Anonymous said...

12:20

I think you are missing the adjective....conservative. There is no argument on the board that he is a Republican, at least today.

Anonymous said...

11:41

For the record, Ross made his big money in 1984 when GM bought the company. Ross was given a board seat and a chunk of stock.

He was such a pain in the butt on the board that they offered him even more money per share to walk away and shut up. He also signed a non-compete agreement which he honored before starting up Perot Systems which was run by Mort Meyerson.

Having worked for Perot and his company from 79 to 99 and being lucky enough to be granted stock options after the GM purchase and being one of the people that moved to the Detroit area after GM purchased EDS, I'd be interested to know WTH you know about it.

Anonymous said...

Dude, use Tex file. Not all counties have filing fees for every document (Harris does; Montgomery doesn't), but when they do it's generally $2.00, and you can serve documents for free. I love it.

Some Houston Lawyer

Anonymous said...

Wouldn't it be truly great if every single Hispanic, Muslim, Transgender, and generally open minded Liberal citizen over 18 YOA in the State of Texas voted in November? Bet that would make a few people a little bit sick, huh?

Anonymous said...

The gorilla was only trying to see what had caused the baby to lose his hair !

Anonymous said...

Anderson and Wood shoul be locked up for 25 years.

Baylor Too said...

Yep.

Baylor Too said...

I agree that Colorado prices are high, but that's per filing. So you can file and serve as many documents as you want for that $13.50.

Anonymous said...



6:08pm - Hispanic, Muslim, Transgender and Liberal?
WHAT no Blacks?

The diverse group of people you describe can't agree with one another about anything- Only that one is more disadvantaged than the other.

Bringing these people together would be like 2 chicken legs and a slice of melon at an African American conference on obesity. People would die.

Anonymous said...

The RTG girl looks like she is leaving in the wee hours and trying to get sick !