The Campaign For DA

6.14.2016

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts




  • Two flashback basketball thoughts from my very younger days: (1) "Three [free throws] to make two", and (2) Girls six person basketball where there were three offensive players on one end and three defensive players on the other -- and all could not cross half court. (I'd like to see that again.)
  • The great documentarian Ken Burns absolutely went off on Trump at a commencement speech at Stanford over the weekend. “He is an insult to our history,” Burns said. “Do not be deceived by his momentary good behavior. It is only a spoiled, misbehaving child hoping somehow to still have dessert.”
  • Two thoughts on "watch lists": (1) The fact that the government has one at all is a little Orwellian, (2) So far the concept has been wildly unsuccessful. When the government watches everyone -- NSA -- they are in effect watching no one. 
  • "Philly journalist buys AR-15 in 7 minutes."  I saw that headline and used The Google to try and find one for sell nearby from a legitimate merchant. I came across this page from Cheaper Than Dirt.)
  • I've been trying to collect 500 signatures to get on the ballot in November as an Independent. I'm getting there, but I still have a significant way to go. Email me at rx@wisecounty.com if you want to help. We'll do the footwork. We have nine days to go, and I don't want to take us to DEFCON 1. 

"Get the ICBMs in the bullpen warmed up
and ready to fly."
"You don't tell your pappy how to court the electorate.
We ain't one-at-a-timin' here. We're mass communicating'"

  • One of life's greatest joys: When another lawyer in town drops by with a few home grown tomatoes. 
  • A Richland Hills guy had a friend place a "Pick Six" bet for him at Lone Star Park on races being run at Belmont Park. The result? A $486 bet turned into $702,114. The largest win ever at Lone Star. 
  • I remember being at Lone Star Park about 15 years ago and after the first race I went to collect my winnings (probably $5). The guy in front of me who was about my age told the cashier that "this is going to be big" so I began to watch. The cashier scanned his ticket, looked at the screen, disappeared for a minute and then came back with over $3,000 in cash. The guy took the money, looked at me, and said, "I'm outta here."
  • Orlando victims: The oldest was 50. The youngest was 19.
  • Sheriff Joe, in a move which will probably secure him the Nobel Peace Prize, announced he is postponing his birthday party in light of the Orlando shootings.
  • Everyone, especially The Ticket, is giving Baylor the business on this Art Briles issue. I just want to ask them to pull out a piece of paper and write down everything Briles did wrong. Not sins of omission but sins of commission. The problem is that no one knows.



44 comments:

wordkyle said...

“It is only a spoiled, misbehaving child hoping somehow to still have dessert.” - That's what I've said about Hillary Clinton. She's regarded herself as "inevitable" since 2007. She flouted government e-mail rules for her own convenience, regardless of the cost to national security. She and her husband are moneygrubbers who will do anything to profit themselves, including selling out our nation. She bristles at the thought of answering any tough questions. Where is Ken Burns's outrage about her?

Anonymous said...

Barry, you took the blue pill for sure.


Not Sam.

Anonymous said...

Is Hillary beyond reproach? I only ask because you always take pot-shots at Trump, but remain silent on anything concerning Hillary.

Stay Classy

Anonymous said...

I'm vaguely familiar with guns, having hunted a bit as a young man, but I am by no means an expert, and I haven't so much as held on for 15 or more years. Can someone explain to me the purpose of a good, law-abiding gun owner having a weapon like an AR-15?

I know there are millions upon millions of responsible, good-guy gun owners. So what purpose does an AR-15 serve in your arsenal? It looks like there are many other, far superior game-hunting weapons available (although the AR-15 seems great if you're hunting people). The AR-15 doesn't seem like a good personal-protection weapon. If the only reason to have on is that it's fun to shoot, why not let them be kept at gun ranges and you can rent one (like you can do now with an Uzi, or whatever)?

And if the only reason you want one is to fight back against the government when they come to take away your guns (or whatever other liberties you think they're coming to take away), why not just admit that you're fomenting treason? Because seriously, if the US military were given an order to confiscate guns by any means necessary (not that they would follow those orders, as they are manifestly unlawful), how do you think that turns out for you?

Anonymous said...

I'm sure you can buy an AR15 in Decatur at 2K. Cheaper Than Dirt is anything but cheap. You can get a much better deal at GrabAGun.com. They have several AR15 and AK47 for under $500.

Anonymous said...

Barry said;

So far the concept has been wildly unsuccessful. When the government watches everyone -- NSA -- they are in effect watching no one.

Well...that's your opinion. But the truth is we don't know how many attempts have been stopped. You think they are going to let that kind of information loose on this countries idiotic media and lowest common denominator public. The loser's cry of discrimination would be MORE deafening.

Of course the loser liberal mentality is to do away with all guns...because it is the easy thing to do...

It ain't gonna happen

Isn't the "Price is Right" on TV soon this morning? You liberals get back to doin nothin


Anonymous said...

Let's see now, Omar Mateen hung out at gay bars. Mr. Mateen had a gay dating app on his phone that he used to talk with other gay men. People who knew him said that he was gay.

However he lived with a woman and their apartment looked perfectly normal. They had toys and stuff for his kid I'm guessing.

He had a curl bar with about 100 pounds on it. And he had a slant board and two pairs of hex dumbells. He was 29 years old and a security guard.

He supposedly celebrated when the second twin tower was hit on 9/11/2001. He claimed he was the son of Osama Bin Laden. I'm guessing the father is now a celebrity in Afghanistan because his son killed the American infidels. The father I think is a f*cking lunatic too.

Anonymous said...

"Philly journalist buys AR-15 in 7 minutes." I saw that headline and used The Google to try and find one for sell nearby from a legitimate merchant. I came across this page from Cheaper Than Dirt.)


You're way outrunning your coverage chief

Anonymous said...

Barry said...

Everyone, especially The Ticket, is giving Baylor the business on this Art Briles issue. I just want to ask them to pull out a piece of paper and write down everything Briles did wrong. Not sins of omission but sins of commission. The problem is that no one knows.

It's ok that you have NO compass for right or wrong....but remember one thing....

BAYLOR is synonymous with RAPE

Triple Fake... said...

When did commencement speeches turn into screeds about a person's political views? Used to be, a speaker simply told kids to go out into the world and make something of themselves

Anonymous said...

"One of life's greatest joys: When another lawyer in town drops by with a few home grown tomatoes."
Greater joy: add Miracle Whip, lightly toasted Mrs. Baird's, BACON, purple onion, some lettuce, and a little ground black pepper.

Smartest guy at the track: "The guy took the money, looked at me, and said, "I'm outta here.""

Captain Eddie said...

Once in a blue moon you'll come up with a classic comment. This time it was "If the NSA is watching everyone - they're in effect watching no one". How true.

As far as the other bloggers getting on your case about you taking shots at Trump and not Hillary? There's a lot of truth in their sentiments. And, by the way, don't get stupid like other liberals when it comes to gun laws. You can "liberally lean" all you want to but, when political agendas get in the way of common sense, AND the current laws on the books about firearms, then you're just looking stupid in front of the informed public. (BIG hint - you want 500 signatures? Stop drinking the kool-aid and sounding uneducated when it comes to gun laws) Even a boy from Baylor should know better.

Anonymous said...

You are easy on the libs.

Anonymous said...

You could have watched 6 on 6 basketball at the "Meet the Sissies" night held last season. It was very entertaining.

Sincere Comment Alert: Barry, I hope you are doing something different since your stress event and recovery. Your blog is full of ever increasing political content and its clear that you truly get wrapped up in it. Especially trolling for effect. It seems like all of the things that stressed you out before are in full force in your life. And we still have a big election upcoming. And you are trying to run for office.

Just my $.02 but you should consider finding some distance between yourself from politics. Clearly, we don't see your entire life... but from this window it seems like it has you wrapped pretty tight.

Just a sincere comment.

Anonymous said...

"Sheriff Joe, in a move which will probably secure him the Nobel Peace Prize, announced he is postponing his birthday party in light of the Orlando shootings."

That's a heck of a lot more than Obama did to get his.

Anonymous said...

Here is a more accurate movie quote that describes Barry's so-called campaign:

As God is my witness, as God is my witness they're not going to lick me. I'm going to live through this and when it's all over, I'll never be hungry again. No, nor any of my folk. If I have to lie, steal, cheat or kill. As God is my witness, I'll never be hungry again.

Anonymous said...

Briles did absolutely nothing wrong and should be reinstated immediately. The spineless BU regents caved to media pressure and removed the wrong individual just to attempt to make the biggest impact with the media. Undoubtedly, others should have been fired but I would like to see anyone provide a shred of evidence that Briles breached his contract or failed to perform his duties fully. Get after it!

Anonymous said...

"You don't tell your pappy how to court the electorate.
We ain't one-at-a-timin' here. We're mass communicating'"

Junior O'Daniel, shown on the porch with Pappy O'Daniel, was played by Del Pentecost from Haltom High School.

Anonymous said...

A seasoned shooter armed with two .40 cal pistols with high cap mags and a belt full of extra clips can do just as much damage as a shooter with AR 15. But, the AR 15 sounds so bogeyman that the left chooses to mis-characterize the weapon and what it actually can and can't do. It is not a fully automatic weapon. Rounds are fired just as fast as you pull the trigger, just like a semi auto pistol.

And why, why do anti 2A folks not get just as wound up about the 27 DWI deaths per day? Isn't Merlot in fact more deadly than an AR15? Because liberals feel and do not think. Mass tragedies make them FEEL bad. Meanwhile, hundreds of people per day mourn over DWI deaths and you don't hear a peep.

Hypocrites. Each and every one of them.

Anonymous said...

"Everyone, especially The Ticket, is giving Baylor the business on this Art Briles issue. I just want to ask them to pull out a piece of paper and write down everything Briles did wrong. Not sins of omission but sins of commission. The problem is that no one knows."

Should he not be held responsible for his sins of omission?

Anonymous said...

People ask "Why does one need an AR15 with a thirty round magazine"? Why does one need a sports car with 4-500 horsepower? Many more people die everyday in automobile crashes than shootings. Why don't we outlaw cars that exceed the speed limit? They cause much more carnage than guns?

Anonymous said...



Great Documentarian Ken Burn's?

That's reaching really far left ain't it?
He bashes Trump and you elevate him to great??
Another Libtard hell bent on giving Democraps and Hitlery another 4 years to give away the farm..

This guy endorsed Barack Insane Islama for God's Sake, he should be prosecuted as a traitor.

Anonymous said...

At Briles' level, negligence is enough to get you fired. He's not an athlete or student entitled to due process. He's just got a contract, the terms of which no doubt include professional responsibility for his team and his staff.

Bennett is more directly responsible for recruiting criminals (they were all defensive players so far, although Linwood and Cannon are on the chopping block in the near future), but Briles is in charge. Like Starr, the captain goes down with the ship.

Anonymous said...

Why didn't the Philly journalist spend 15 minutes trying to find a Muslim willing to commit a terrorist attack?

wordkyle said...

All the discussion of the AR-15 is misplaced, apparently. The Orlando gunman used a Sig Sauer MCX.

Del said...

Do I have to be a Wise County resident to sign?

Anonymous said...

First smart thing wordkyle has said all year

Anonymous said...

The reason any good law abiding citizen would want to own an AR-15, is .....um lets see .....the constitution says so.

Anonymous said...

College kids in Ohio were riddled with 30-06 bullets. Where was the government outrage then?

Anonymous said...

10:23 - Why do folks want a 30 bullet clip or a high power sports car? I agree that is not the business of Big Brother if it is legal and available. But remember, this is the same Big Brother who will take away your money if you are carrying $30,000 in cash when you get pulled over for a broken taillight. I think it bothers me more about them taking my cash than controlling the size of my gun magazines.

DF Alexander Hamilton

Anonymous said...

"Philly journalist buys AR-15 in 7 minutes." I saw that headline and used The Google to try and find one for sell nearby from a legitimate merchant. I came across this page from Cheaper Than Dirt."

Now actually try to buy that AR from CTD; you will have to have it sent to a FFL holder, who will require you to fill out all the ATF forms before you can actually obtain the firearm. That is how web purchases of firearms work.

Anonymous said...

What 10:34 said...You are the man (Briles) in charge and you have to take responsibility for your program. Is it that hard to understand? I spent a few years in the military, you think when someone screwed up that his/her commander said "hey I had no idea!" and got away with it? If Briles were to stay on with this notion of "hey I wasn't the one doing it!" I really don't know how you could respect a man of that type of character. You really need to pull the football glasses off.

Baylor Too said...

Wordkyle is wrong! Hillary did not flout government email rules for her convenience, she did it to hide her corrupt behavior. Approve sales of weapons to foreign countries, get a donation to the Clinton Foundation. Just one example among many. Her email server might as well have been a cash register.

Anonymous said...

11:39 -

Citation, please.

And don't say "Second Amendment," because what you're stating isn't there. As Justice Scalia said in Heller: "Like most rights, the Second Amendment right is not unlimited. It is not a right to keep and carry any weapon whatsoever in any manner whatsoever and for whatever purpose."

Anonymous said...

12:27 is correct. I use a local place in Denton, they charge $25/gun and do all the ATF/FBI clearances before they turn over the weapon to you.

A SIG MCX and an AR 15 are essentially the same style of gun but made by a different manufacturer and renamed for marketing purposes.

I understand why the crosshairs are on Baylor right now, but a special note to 9:24, if you go to any college campus any where in the US and look hard enough, you will find cases of sexual assault and rape cases. The difference in Baylor's case is the football team specifically became a national power in a short period of time, and people are wondering how they did it.

Every college campus has this issue, it's just Baylor's time in the spotlight.

Former Penn St. wrestler, who transferred to the Duke lacrosse team and then "dated" Heisman winning QB from Florida St.

Anonymous said...

That's why conservatives had Scalia killed.

Anonymous said...

1:58,

I agree with you that every college campus has an issue with sexual assault. My thought is that the reason Baylor is taking heat is not the fact that sexual assaults happened, but rather how Baylor dealt with (or, more accurately, failed to deal with/report) them.

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

Said this before, but...

300 Million plus firearms are in circulation in the US per the last studies by the FBI.

More than 300 Million.

Thousands more flying off the shelf every day. Every. Single. Day.

Keep arguing about gun bans, "mean" looking guns, Magazine restrictions, background checks, etc.

That genie is out of the bottle and NOTHING done now will keep guns out of the hands of "bad" people. Nothing. (My apologies to your fantasy of a Military confiscation of all firearms, 9:09am. That's a pipe dream.)

Anonymous said...

9:09 The only difference between an AR-15 and another semi-automatic rifle is the looks. An AR-15 is a semi-automatic rifle that comes in 223 or 5.56 caliber. You can get large quantity magazines like 30 or 50 round magazines for them. But the same is true of other regular looking semi-automatic rifles. For instance, a semi-auto Winchester 308 is generally a typical looking rifle, used a lot for deer hunting. But you can get 30 or 50 round magazines for that rifle just like you can for AR's. Again, the only difference is looks. However, if the Winchester 308 were used at one of these mass shootings instead of the AR-15, it would be more deadly because of the larger caliber bullets. So, my main point is that there's no reason to single out AR-15's as being especially "evil".

Anonymous said...

3:29

As opposed to what other college? Penn St.? Duke? Florida St.? Even the college(allegedly) in Norman OK who shall not be named?

Even Joseph Smith's beloved BYU has had it share of scandals. Plus Danny Ainge was the biggest whiner I ever saw when BYU played Baylor in Waco.



Anonymous said...

Barry, you clown. You do understand you have to pass a background check right? Right ? You seriously can not be that dense. It ships to a FFL dealer of your choice where you must pass a background check

Anonymous said...

New York Daily News... LOLLOLLOL such a fine piece of journalism... News for the Loons

Anonymous said...

Disarm the law abiding citizen and the only people in this country that will have weapons will be law enforcement and the bad guys. For results, take a look at Chicago on any given weekend.

Anonymous said...

I'm a little late to this party, but I'm going to say it anyway. I'm with Barry on Briles. Show me the evidence of who did (or didn't do)what at Baylor. Then we'll talk about guilt and innocence of everyone involved including Briles. So far all any of us have heard is the summary that I understand BAYLOR wrote--not Pepper Hamilton--and to say they don't have a detailed, written report of a lengthy, costly investigation is BS. If it really isn't written, then it was only done in a none-too-subtle and quite futile bid to protect themselves during future litigation. Regardless, the Baylor administrators and regents have bungled every part of this situation to the detriment of the victims, the school, and the alumni.