The Campaign For DA

7.01.2016

Random Friday Morning Thoughts


  • "Over the past 18 months, more than 40 percent of the 450 participants in DPS' grueling six-month trooper academies identified themselves as Hispanic." 
  • CBS 11 did a spot on the Aurora alien. It's about time we have some evidence of the alien kingdom coming back to get the body. Someone get on that. We need some new life in that story. (And there was a hot opinion given in the piece by a resident indicating that some local folks in our Bible Nelt didn't like the legend because it couldn't be explained.)
  • Nancy Grace is out at CNN's Headline News. No one deserves to be unemployed more than her. She is the poster child of how a prosecutor could wrongfully convict someone. (And I miss the days when Headline News was headline news.)
  • The bribery case in the Dallas DA's office now is focused on the dismissal signed by a prosecutor. But even if the prosecutor was corrupt (no one has said that yet), any investigation will probably go no where. The case that was dismissed was Failure to Register as a Sex Offender. No area of criminal law is more screwed up than that area. Residency. Intent. Travel. Grace Periods. Registerable Offense. I could see how a run of the mill prosecutor would accept the case and how a run of the mill grand jury attorney would get it indicted only for another run of the mill prosecutor, rightly or wrongly, believe the facts didn't support a prosecution at all. (The irony is that some defendant paid $50,000 to make a charge "go away" when it might not have been guilty in the first place.)
  • I'll be dang. You can get behind the Dallas Morning News paywall by opening up the page in Chrome's incognito mode. And it works on the Star-Telegram website as well. (I don't know if I feel like a trespasser or going in a secret entrance that they know exists.)
  • As I was fishing in my kayak yesterday (slaying them like Jimmy Houston, by the way), a guy comes by in a boat and says, "Hey, Barry. How you doing?" Second time that has happened in as many weeks. 
  • And a faithful reader sent me this link: "‘Alarming’ number of kayak-related deaths reported in Texas."
  • Walked out this morning and discovered I had a low tire. One of my best investments ever was the the electric/cigarette lighter powered air pump. When you need it you need it. 
  • Matthew McConaughey will teach a class at UT. You know, I bet he might be able to teach you something. I'd rather listen to him than some spare marketing professor who has never had a job marketing anything. 
  • Fox 4's Clarice Tinsley the other night said she had "always liked Pat Summitt's last name" because she reached the summit. [Groan.] I'd bet money Clarice didn't know who Pat Summitt was before she read the teleprompter that night. 
  • For some reason I picked one random recent oral argument at the Fort Worth Court of Appeals to listen to since it involved a State appeal. The defense lawyer didn't have a grasp of the central issue: If a cop makes an arrest for DWI but didn't have probable cause to arrest, is the arrest still justified if there was another objective reason to arrest him (for example, expired tags.) And even the assistant DA didn't jump on that theory until one of the judge's asked a question to tip her off.
  • Donald Trump is considering Chris Christie as VP. Good lord. What a bombastic combo. I hope it happens.
  • Me on the couch is more exciting than Mav's free agency. And more productive.




29 comments:

Anonymous said...

Barry's criticism of Clarice Tinsley is animated by racism.

Anonymous said...

As to the kayak deaths story--just wear a PFD and you'll have no worries (unless the water is hypothermic cold). People WEARING a PFD rarely drown/die unless you're talking really violent Class III+ whitewater.

Anonymous said...

Kevin McCarthy needs to throw Clarice in the pool again for that one.

Anonymous said...

Skippy, I hope Hillary picks Pocahontas(sounds just like Sarah Palin) Warren TV mom

Anonymous said...

Obammy and Clarice both don't know anything until they read it on the teleprompter

Doc Logic said...

Barry....Mark Cuban has targeted you as plan B if their first targets fall through.

Your couch game is up and coming.

Anonymous said...

Speaking of fishing:
Boats are like wives, they are nice to have, but it's better to have a buddy that has one you can use when you want.

DF Fishing Cullen Davis

Anonymous said...

Three fourths of the Earth surface is water, and one fourth is land, therefore, it is clear the good Lord intended a man spend three times as much time fishing as he does working.

DF The Fishing Philosopher

Anonymous said...

Barry, I hope you immediately had that tire inspected by a tire professional and repaired. A slow leak is an invitation to a high speed blowout. Don't risk it.

DF Michelin Man

Anonymous said...

From the big metallic hoop earrings wore by the RTG, it appears she is a member of the Ubangi Tribe.

DF David Livingstone & DF Henry Morton Stanley

HarveyLee said...

Are those Zebra Mussel shells on the RTG?

Anonymous said...

I love the shot of the playground......and the background is nice too

Anonymous said...

Bribery case....I'm confused...I thought you pay for justice?

The only thing I got out of this little blurb is...the judicial system seems to be "run of the mill"?

Anonymous said...

I'll be dang. You can get behind the Dallas Morning News paywall by opening up the page in Chrome's incognito mode. And it works on the Star-Telegram website as well. (I don't know if I feel like a trespasser or going in a secret entrance that they know exists.)

I'm calling the cops...

Just kidding

Anonymous said...

Very nice RTG.....experienced, fully optioned and...well you fill in the blank

Anonymous said...

Why are you obsessed with race?
Why are you obsessed with criticizing everything/anyone except the Democrat party.
Good thing this blog is free.

Anonymous said...

The lead story on all the news networks, for the past 18 hours, has been the rendezvous between Loretta Lynch and Bill Clinton....you just happen to overlook that? Way to show your colors bub.

Stay Classy

Anonymous said...

One better than the plug-in 12v air compressor is the air compressor built in to a jump start battery. Not much larger and kills 2 birds with 1 gizmo. Also more portable not being tethered to a power point.

DF Klick and Klack.

Anonymous said...

There is not an "alarming" number of kayak deaths; only a couple. And those? Out of shape idiots who jump in a kayak without a life preserver thinking that a rain swollen river or stream would be a great place to finally use a kayak.

Anonymous said...

Nothing about Clinton/Lynch? Seems like a big deal to me. The whole damn system (that you work for) is corrupt. What does that say about you and the other know-it-all legal minds down at the courthouse?

It's not too late to retire from that nonsense and make something out of your life.

Anonymous said...

9:52 - I'm not sure comedy is your calling.

Anonymous said...

Anyone who has the slightest knowledge of physics and astronomy realizes that alien contact is impossible; even if other life is out there in multitudes and forms. The odds are just too overwhelming. Take one grain of sand and paint it red, another grain of sand and paint it blue. Then take those two tiny sand grains and mix them with millions of other sand grains into a five gallon pail, and stir up the sand in the pail. Then, rent a helicopter, fly over a huge sand beach, and from 500 feet high, dump the pail of sand and let the breezes and gravity bring the sand down to the beach. Then, go down to the beach, and find the tiny red grain of sand. That in itself is virtually impossible. But how about finding the red grain of sand and then having the blue grain of sand by immediately next to it, close enough together to fit inside a period at the end of this sentence. That's way more likely than two similar life forms being close enough in the universe at the same point in history and development to actually find each other.

Anonymous said...

What lakes are overflowing? What a lie.

Anonymous said...

For his service to mankind in regards to Clarice, Kevin McCarthy will never have to pay for a beverage for life if we are around. Never.

DF Bud Gillett & DF Fil Alvarado & DF Natalie Solis & .......

Anonymous said...

You folks thought the Bill Cinton - Loretta Lynch meet-up had something to do with Hillary's possible legal issues? Ha! You need to remember who we are talking about. Bill likes a little bit of chocolate occasionally, if you know what I mean.

DF Linda Tripp

Anonymous said...


Wow Barry - When are going to take the high road?
How about the one to China?
Communists love your kind, gives them easy targets.

Anonymous said...

I think the t-shirt reads "Faith Family and Fight" with the Duck Dynasty clan pictured.

Anonymous said...

Alright, alright, alright... Class open your books, tear out page 420 roll it up and smoke it. I keep getting older but these coeds stay the same age.

--Prof. McConaughey

Anonymous said...

1248,

Perfect analogy. Thanks.

Much more likely that any life forms here, termed "aliens", are actually our descendants coming back from the distant future.

Just kidding