The Campaign For DA

6.29.2016

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts


  • WOW: An investigator in the Dallas County DA's office took a $50,000 bribe from a defendant in 2013 to persuade a prosecutor to drop a case. 
  • BagOfNothing posted an old clip of Buddy Ryan running up the score on the Cowboys in 1987.  That truly gave me "good old day syndrome" -- the NFL was much more authentic back in the day. (And that's Lindsey Nelson on the play by play, right?)
  • I was in Brookshire's and looked for a college football magazine. There were none. But there was one on Doomsday Prepping and one on self preservation via guns (with a pretty kick arse cover photo of a guy with a hand cannon defending himself against car-jackers.)
  • Someone asked yesterday if you can leave the county/area/country if you are out of jail on bond (the Johnny Football trip to Cabo brought it up.) Answer: As for Wise County -- and I bet almost every other Texas jurisdiction -- 99% of the time there are no travel restrictions.  The only limit is the private contract between you and your bonding company which might have limitations. But normally if you call them and say, "I'm want to go to Cabo for a week. Is that OK?" they will say, "Sure."  (The 1% are the unusual/high profile cases which is why they make news. That's when you'll hear about someone having an ankle monitor or surrendering their passport.)
  • Former TCU star QB Trevone Boykin was indicted yesterday for assault which allegedly occurred while on the team. A few months earlier "TCU senior defensive end Mike Tuaua and redshirt freshman wide receiver Andres Petties-Wilson was arrested . . . for allegedly kicking and punching a student in the face on Friday night and stealing 'a case of thirty Keystone Light beers'." In 2011, TCU "came to a confidential settlement with a former female student who was allegedly sexually assaulted by two members of the men’s basketball team and a member of the football team." There were at least seven sexual assaults on the TCU campus last year. There were 18 drug busts involving TCU in 2012 causing several football players to be kicked off campus. It's a culture of crime! Fire coach Gary Patterson! Fire the university President! Or you can just realize that TCU is like every other campus.
  • "HOUSTON - A chase ended with a Houston police helicopter crew member taking down a burglary suspect in north Houston right after he was run over by a police vehicle." I personally liked the "put up your dukes" move. 
  • Did I miss this epic "And Another" out of Houston (or am I going senile)?:
  • Note to Republicans: I don't think this Benghazi angle is going to be the political sledgehammer that you want. 
  • I forgot to mention that conservative columnist/commentator George Will has left the Republican Party because of Trump.
  • "AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fitch Ratings has affirmed its 'AA-' underlying rating for Bridgeport Independent School District, Texas' $23.8 million unlimited tax bonds outstanding." I got Tired Head when I got to "AA-" and stopped reading. 
  • I saw Baylor coach Kim Mulkey on Fox 4 last night talking about Pat Summitt. I love the gal but she's looking a little rough these days. (It will be of little interest to most, but here's a pic of Summitt coaching Mulkey in the Olympics.)


23 comments:

Anonymous said...

Note to leftist like Barry who want to watch the world burn: When the Obama administration refused to send air support during the attack on our consulate, and the American media was complicit in the cover up, that heralded the end of western culture.

wordkyle said...

The Benghazi investigation reported what everyone already knows. The Obama administration (including the Secretary of State) were woefully unprepared for what happened. The victims were left out to dry both before and after. And Obama, Clinton, Rice, et al lied about the cause of the attack. (Except to Chelsea, who as a Clinton of course deserves special treatment.)


The investigation did pull the curtains back on Hillary's e-mail hijinks. She was at best negligent, and at worst complicit, in revealing U.S. government sensitive information to foreign agencies. And she has continued to lie to cover herself. That Democrats continue to support her after all that is your Idiocracy in action.

Anonymous said...

Regarding the helicopter takedown: I would have concluded with a roundhouse kick to subdue the suspect, if I was doing it. Missed opportunity, officer.

DF Walker Texas Ranger

Anonymous said...

Blah, blah, blah

Nobody is like Baylor.


TCU has at least attempted to handle some of these issues

Baylor should quit men's sport

Anonymous said...

TCU brings these issues forward and deals with them firmly and fairly. Baylor tries to cover them up. Therein lies the difference.

Anonymous said...

Wordkyle said...

The investigation did pull the curtains back on Hillary's e-mail hijinks. She was at best negligent, and at worst complicit, in revealing U.S. government sensitive information to foreign agencies. And she has continued to lie to cover herself. That Democrats continue to support her after all that is your Idiocracy in action.

Thanks Kyle. The average reader of this blog lives in a world of plausible deniability when it comes to US security. What Hillary has done has cost lives, billions and billions of dollars and is treasonous!

But you idiots go ahead and elect evil Hillary.

The Price is Right will be on soon...don't miss it

Triple Fake... said...

Running up the score on the Cowboys (or any team, for that matter) in the last :02 seconds is a totally classless move. But that was only the tip of the iceberg showing how big a jerk Ryan was. He continually disrespected Tom Landry, who was the epitome of good sportsmanship. Ryan drove a stake through the heart of sports classiness

Anonymous said...

SRDD

Same rhetoric, different day.

Anonymous said...

If I lived in Cowtown I might visit the TCU campus and leave some DNA on the Gary Patyerson statue. Just sayin'

Gary Patterson is more commonly known as Gary P. None. How many national championships has Gary P won as TCU head coach? None! How many national championship games has he coached in whilst at TCU? None! And that's why we call him, Gary P. None, the baddest mofo in the whole damn town and prince of the Poinsettia Bowl.

Anonymous said...

Always thought the best two basketball coaches in sports were Pat Summitt and Shelby Metcalf. Two classy giants of the game.

DF DeLoss Dodds

Anonymous said...

How about we don't refer to a woman as "rough" looking once she happens to be in her mid-50s. It happens. To everyone.

Anonymous said...

Regarding the AMAZING and another... Man, I know I saw the story and would have BET I read it here but I can't find it either.


DF Baron Von Alzheimer

Anonymous said...

You really don't know the difference between what you just wrote about tcu and what Baylor did? You are exactly what's wrong with Baylor if you don't. I guess y'alls theology courses were actually cover-up classes.

Anonymous said...

Hey Skippy, if you had watched the whole video of the cowboy Eagle game you would know that the announcer was Tim Ryan. Sheesh. Did Brookshires have a magazine entitled how to defend yourself with a pink t-ball bat against home intruders?

Anonymous said...

Criminal behavior on college campuses is nothing new. Having the entire administration and athletic department in on the cover up is unconscionable. Where did TCU do that? Pathetic BU fans afraid of reentering the toilet bowl of college football are hanging on to any level of justification they can find.
PATHETIC

Anonymous said...

Yep, criminal behavior on college campuses (especially by the almighty sports team thugs) is nothing new. As schools recruit SOLELY for a person's athletic ability, with NO REGARD for their academic ability, and with NO CONCERN for their character (which a little investigation into their high school reputation would reveal), you get ghetto/low-life crime on the campuses, from the ghetto/low-life athletes you recruit. What a surprise (dripping with sarcasm)!

Anonymous said...

Pathetic trolling attempt and like the typical delusional, tone deaf Baylor rape enablers, you made this about TCU. In every case, TCU suspended the players BEFORE they were charged or indicted. TCU held a media conference the same day ON CAMPUS and invited every news outlet concerning the drug bust. That is called transparency and getting in front of the story.

Baylor has done the complete opposite, under reported crimes and rapes, worked in cahoots with the Baylor PD to cover up crimes. Their coaches , AD and other staff worked to cover up rapes. Coaches intimidated witnesses and retaliated. Coaches allowed players to play after indicted on rape charges. Your President remained silent the whole time and then goes on interviews to show that he doesn't even know how to answer questions. # more women just stepped up to say they were also raped. Is that 16 now? Just wait until that report is leaked and shows payments to players and steroid dealing from Kaz.

Anonymous said...

I suppose the car-jackers are simply exercising their rights and by any means necessary should be defended as innocent criminals, while the idiot guy defending his car with a gun is just some macho gun nut who goes around all day thinking he needs a gun in case he gets car-jacked or something.

Anonymous said...

A kid in school, at a school party, looks down at a plate of brownies and says "I don't like brownies". Another kid in the class hears those words, tells the teacher that the kid not liking brownies said something racist. So this poor kid has no clue what happened; administration gets involved, and it leads to the police being called. To an elementary school. On a kid that doesn't like brownies.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

You really don't know the difference between what you just wrote about tcu and what Baylor did? You are exactly what's wrong with Baylor if you don't. I guess y'alls theology courses were actually cover-up classes.

You mean the Baylor law students take the same basket weaving and what fork to use when classes that the fb players take??? I had no idea

Anonymous said...

How do you people not realize just how evil Clinton really is?

Anonymous said...

Art Briles for Trump VP!

Anonymous said...

Where are all the libtards defending Hillarity?

Is there nothing you can blather to mitigate the magnificent screw-up your candidate is?

How in the hell do you look yourselves in the mirror, and vote for this vapid witch?

At least go for Stein or Johnson!