The Campaign For DA

7.08.2016

Random Friday Morning Thoughts




  • Latest Dallas update: Twelve officers shot. Five dead. Two civilians hit. One suspect dead after a bomb carried by a police robot detonated.
  • I had a similar feeling after 9/11: I can't believe it was orchestrated and pulled off.
  • Dallas Police Chief this morning: "We don't feel public support on most days."
  • More: "Gunman was upset about police shootings, wanted to kill white people, especially white officers."
  • Fox 4's Shaun Rabb was the first one to come out and say, without saying it,  there would be multiple fatalities. This was shortly before 10:00 p.m.  He kept citing "my sources". I later learned he is married to a Dallas police officer.
  • The national Fox News inadvertently was the first one to report the shootings by showing footage of officers down in the street via split screen without knowing what they were broadcasting. (Video.)
  • Fox News also had the bombastic "Sheriff Clarke" on this morning who blamed the President for the shootings. Incredible. 
  • Texas AG Ken Paxton tried to capitalize on the tragedy by immediately issuing a press release saying his office would provide all needed support.  At that moment, officers were crouched behind police cars in downtown Dallas. And this morning he is at it again by showing up in Dallas and appearing on Fox and Friends. Buddy, there is nothing your office of spare lawyers in Austin has to offer. Not now. And not in the future.
  • Paxton, for some reason, pointed out that "I wasn't here when the Kennedy assassination happened in the sixties." He was 11 months old. 
  • The most graphic video shows a shooter on the street and not elevated as many reports said. (The time stamp on the video was from around 11:50 last night and had a "courtesy of" banner. Was that live streamed by a private citizen and simultaneously broadcast by the local Fox 4 affiliate and others? If it was, we had the media broadcast a murder live.)
  • Fox 4, for almost an hour, had a tip line phone number on its screen. Unfortunately, the number was preceded by the words "For Information:" The number was to receive information - not get it.
  • The Fan was out of its league this morning. I flipped over during a Ticket commercial break and heard their soft piano return music. They said they weren't talking sports and opened up the phone lines. The first two callers said the Dallas shootings were in response to Baton Rouge, Minnesota, and many other police shootings. The host (who is black) basically remained silent. The other host (white) jumped in and said, "We are opening up the phones but his is not a day for platforms!" The black host said he was "torn" on the issue. A reporter from KRLD was invited on who basically said how can you talk about the shootings without bring race and retaliation into this.
  • Dallas Police were irresponsible identifying someone as a "suspect" last night. (He was quickly cleared.) They didn't even utilize the useless "person of interest" term:
  • If the media ended up paying Richard Jewell for misidentifying him as the person responsible for the Atlanta Olympic bombing, this guy is going to be paid. (The tricky part is that the media should be able to rely upon the Dallas PD to have its facts correct before releasing a photo of a suspect.)
  • He wasn't defamed? The Ticket's Corby Davidson called him a "killer" and a "murderer" on Twitter based upon the Dallas PD's information. (He later took the Tweet down).
  • A former Congressman handled the whole situation maturely and with a measured response:
  • The slain DART officer was the brother of the Navarro County DA.
  • In other news, the U.S. Capitol was just placed on lock down.
  • I still remember when a Dallas officer was shot and killed in downtown Dallas by a McDonalds in the late 1980s when racial strife was beginning to rise. If I remember that, I'll remember last night forever. And you will to. 




77 comments:

Anonymous said...

Imagine that Decatur going 0-3 when it counts

Anonymous said...

Ya know, "Walking the Streets in Protest" even peacefully, is nothing but violence-baiting. Why is it a "rule" that when something happens in Timbuctu (spelling?), there's "gotta" be a walk-the-streets protest in Kalamazoo? I know, "the right to assemble, seek peaceful redress, etc., etc., etc." But let's get real, folks. Let people protest all they want to--ONLINE!!! The media will be more than happy to show all the comments, and if ALL you want to do is COMMUNICATE (as opposed to rioting and/or my term--violence-baiting), social media is the answer! I mean, let's use social media, and "assemble" technologically (if that's a word). Like I said, "walking the streets" is passe (French spelling?), or out of style. You can't get shot on social media!! :-)

Anonymous said...

The United States of Anerica is the least racist nation on Earth yet we have leftist fools like Barry that sew racial dissent.

This is what bored Barry wanted. He loves to watch it burn.

Anonymous said...

"Buddy, there is nothing your office of spare lawyers in Austin has to offer. Not now. And not in the future."

Why are they spare? Some would contend a small town lawyer that posts pictures of girls in bikinis every day is a spare.

Stop being an arrogant, silver spooned prick.

Anonymous said...

Most of you children don't remember the racial riots of 1965-68. It was a dicey time nationwide, including Texas. National Guard had to be called out in several major cities. We could easily slip into that mode again if some brave leaders on all sides don't step up to talk this mess out instead of shoot it out. For those of you itching to put your 2nd Amendment rights into play, be aware that there is not enough ammo in the world to solve this problem. Fire is usually not fought with more gasoline.

DF Old Timer

Anonymous said...

Ive got so very much I'd like to say regarding all that's happening, but I believe there should be a period of respect for the fallen. I won't stir the pot.

Anonymous said...

The slain DART officer was the brother of the Navarro County DA.



I believe Lowell is a judge now in Navarro County.
Either way he was a good guy.

Anonymous said...

Little Barry has been praying to Satan for this to happen.

Anonymous said...

Hey, you finally got your civil war on cops. You helped spread the hate so many times. Can't wait to hear you back peddle and pretend to show support for them now and all your typical Blah Blah Blah.

Anonymous said...

I still remember when a Dallas officer was shot and killed in downtown Dallas by a McDonalds in the late 1980s when racial strife was beginning to rise. If I remember that, I'll remember last night forever. And you will to.


Yep the crazy homeless guy and all the people taunting him to kill him. Great community worth protecting in Dallas.

Anonymous said...

Joe Walsh, not the singer, hit the nail on the head, as much as you want to call it immature or wrong.

Anonymous said...

Sick and tired of the media and politicians trying to pass this protest off as peaceful. If it was peaceful, there would have been no shooting.


They redefine marriage, peace, protests, discrimination, etc and wonder why the world is on fire.

Anonymous said...

Dallas Police were irresponsible identifying someone as a "suspect" last night.

Wow. Just wow. You can't give it a rest for even a day? Multiple officers had been shot at a BLM gathering, yet the paramount issue was for DPD to make sure they used PC semantics?

Incredible indeed.

Anonymous said...

Dallas Police were irresponsible identifying someone as a "suspect" last night. (He was quickly cleared.) They didn't even utilize the useless "person of interest" term.


Who gives a crap about the camo gun man?? Really?? He is dumb. And with all that happened, I don't care what they referred to him as. More PC bullcrap.


And yes they did, they flipped back and forth on POI and subject and suspect.

It was chaotic.
You are a jerk for making such crap out of trivia.

Once again you show your true colors.

Did you watch every freaking news channel to know that he was NEVER referred to as POI?

Anonymous said...

Barry not once, in all the your bullets, did you offer your condolences to the officers and their families. You are a liberal good ole boy that's played out in a good ole boy conservative county. Do us a favor, leave! Go to Austin! I'm sure your wife is pleased to know that the most noble thing you do is criticize any and every officer that has the balls to confront the wolves you help exonerate. You are a coward.

Anonymous said...

I cant believe the damn news put the video of the officer getting killed at point blank range on the TV. Not to mention that it was videoed by the other shooter and submitted to the media by them.

That is far more heinous than your other complaints.

Anonymous said...

Suddenly that DPS Trooper salary doesn't seem like enough, does it?

Anonymous said...

More hate filled rants spewing from the putrid filthy mouth of a small town silver spooned little boy who will never get it.

RIP fallen officers and God Bless your families.

Anonymous said...

Barry,

See a theme here? People are tired of the race baiting media, the racial amplified rantings of the (washed up) President, the Liberal agenda and know it all attorneys who only want to ensure they can still make a living off of other people misery.

Try not to spin this crap one directional will ya? It's a media driven frenzy designed to accomplish exactly what it has...

Anonymous said...

Barry, I'm sure you and your racist President are both truly sorry that this incident took place, aren't you?

Anonymous said...

Elementary kids didn't do it, but maybe this's move us off the dime to fewer assault weapons/clips at least in the hands of nuts. We must quit using the ward stop and replace it with lessen.

David Hooper said...

Peace.

Anonymous said...

They are spare, Anon 9:04, because they don't do jack shit in this state to enforce and protect the laws on the books in Texas which is their main job. Their leader Paxton is a criminal and a buffoon.

whisky O said...

Repeat after me.
Race war.
Martial law.
Third term.

Anonymous said...

I would hope it would occur to someone that this would be a good time for someone to plan a 'solidarity' march, for the black community and Dallas and DART police to come together in mourning and to call for restraint. We have a society-wide problem of gun violence arising from mistrust. We all need to re-learn how to get along.

Our hearts should go out to all of the victims suffering, ... in Baton Rouge, in Minnesota, in Dallas, ... in all nations, in all cities, in all towns, in all homes. Anger, accusations, and threats do not promote healing.

Anonymous said...

Gorillas in the mist.

Anonymous said...

Meh, white cop lives don't matter...

Anonymous said...

Obama and his admin created hate and division.

George Soros FUNDS black lives matter!!

Now he can say 'guns are the problem and he will push to have them taken away'.

Then he can move to take them and have the government move Marshal Law in place.

Typical left wing extremist. It has been done in other countries and its being done here.

Our local elected officials suck up to them and take their money and are lured in by them.

Anonymous said...

Whisky O nailed it.

Anonymous said...

We should have sent all of the niggers back when we had the chance. They've been nothing but trouble.

Anonymous said...

If you can't see how Obama is at least partially responsible for this then you have your head in the sand. His inflammatory rhetoric, much like the rhetoric you call Trump out on, made this possible. How can a President who walks such a fine line after every Islamic terror attack, use such reckless,irresponsible and divisive speech after a simple police shooting? Why can't you at least acknowledge that....his hypocrisy in how he deals with these two issues. Anyone still supporting him after last night is just as guilty as the shooter!

Anonymous said...

9:45 care to translate? Happy day for the midget liberal lawyer. BLM is a government sanctioned terrorist group. You suck Green

Anonymous said...

Rest in Peace Brothers. It is your end of watch. Forever 10-8

Anonymous said...

Well the overpaid DPS troopers are there now. Wonder how you will feel if they get shot and can't arrest any innocent drunk drivers that you live off of?

Anonymous said...

If black lives matter, why have they aborted and killed millions of their babies?


They should rename themselves to Black Looting Matters since they raided the 7-11 and stole tons from it.

Anonymous said...

A couple of things:

1. Why the hate on Barry? We all know he doesn't like cop killers. We all know he feels badly for their respective families. So why don't you give it a break and quit posturing. Its evident that the sensationalist media loves this shit. His point was that irresponsible media inflames these situations, and ultimately ends up costing the city - go with me here - thus, the taxpayers money. His defamation case will settle, and we will have paid the bill. So yes, the point is relevant.
2. The incident last night and all the previous shootings are part of a larger cultural issue. To speak of guns, race, violence, mistrust, etc. is to talk about cancer in the terms of loss of appetite, abdominal pain, or peeing blood. These are symptoms of a much larger societal ill. In order to fix this, there will need to be real conversations on inequality. As a new to the upper-class guy, I can understand how people are unhappy with the system. It is rigged. Once you get there, thanks in large part to my parent's hard work, discipline, and some inherent advantages, it's all gravy. But very few people get there, and I don't think it is fair - regardless of color.
3. The people with their conspiracy theories are culpable in this as well. For example, "Obama and his admin created hate and division." Whoever said this is obviously a complete dumbass. As a white guy, I can barely comprehend the level of ignorance one must possess to write something like that? Obama is responsible for the early 19th century colonization of Africa? Obama is responsible for Reconstruction? Obama is responsible for Jim Crow? Mississippi burning? Urban redistricting? It's that mentality that keeps these issues alive and well. Just too dumb. Seriously, don't you have a transmission to replace or something? Why don't you go back to the kids table and opine on the benefits of a GED?
4. That's it for now. Y'all be good.

Sincerely,
Your Dad

Anonymous said...

How is Obama responsible for this? His inflammatory rhetoric? I'm white, and even I can see there is injustice going on. Would you prefer a white president stand up and offer the typical lip service on solidarity, etc? i would argue that people thinking the president's "rhetoric" is inflammatory have their head in the sand. Oh, you live in Plano and things are great? Good for you. Guess what, real shit is going on and people are getting shot with alarming frequency. If that doesn't scare you, then your head is in the sand? Do you remember the video of the cop dropping the kid on his head? That's a problem.

Typical commenter wants to blame someone else for societal's failings. Same small-minded person will look for some other messiah to save him, only to be disappointed. I've got $50 that says you also call yourself a Christian. Your weak.

Anonymous said...

Funny how you like to keep it real and approve the comments with racial slurs, but those calling you out for being anti-cop are way too edgy.

Anonymous said...

DF Old Timer @ 9:06: We are in a similar mode of the '60's to which you refer, possibly not to the magnitude, but we are there.

I hold a License To Carry, and personally own AR and other semi-auto rifles and pistols. The only time I have ever carried openly is on my way to or from a sale or purchase of a firearm. The only itch I have re: 2nd Amm, is to continue to have the tools which enable me to make an effort to defend myself and mine against tyranny and others who would do me harm. I have not yet felt the need to point the muzzle of a gun at another human being. The horror of the thought of my being in a situation where I did feel that need is only exceeded by the thought of my being in that place and not having a weapon similar to what the bad guys would have. I pray that scenario never visits me. I don't know whether I would be up to the task.

I have no LEO or military training. I would be woefully disadvantaged against an assailant who did. I do not live in fear. I simply have contemplated several scenarios that could play out in my life, and made some advanced preparation to enable me a chance at a favorable outcome if such an event were to occur. I also purchase property and liability insurance.

I appreciate my life and liberty. If a tyrannical government force were to aggressively target me, I entertain no illusion that I would ultimately prevail. Referring to the statement sometimes attributed to Admiral Yamamoto, I hope I would have the courage to be behind one of those blades of grass. I resist assault on my liberty by government and persons by ballot box and other nonviolent ways in which I am able.

If you and others defend a different position, I pray that we may live peacefully as neighbors. If by chance you were to be near another innocent who was armed when an assailant threatened, I predict that you would develop an urgency to place that person between you and said assailant. If that person should stop the assailant from harming you and others, you would be forever grateful that person was prepared in that way.

Yes, there exists that tiny minority who have and will use a firearm to harm themselves and others. There are also those who drive too fast or become chemically impaired and harm others with a car. Do you wish to restrict the speed capacity of cars owned by responsible people to 20 mph, or reinstate Prohibition as the law of the land?

I would not encourage you to obtain an AR or any other firearm. I wish only to defend myself against aggression. Please make no effort to prevent me from doing so. Rather, go after those who would harm others and leave law abiding citizens to their preferred state of preparedness. Why is there no outcry to first enforce the laws currently on the books? Look it up, it's a sad fact that those laws are minimally enforced.

I firmly believe that among the millions of law abiding gun owners in the USA, if polled, there would be a virtual unanimous agreement with the thoughts I have expressed here. There is no evidence to support that restricting access to firearms among this group would reduce violence. Characterizing this group as sinister is inaccurate, is harmful overall to our civilized society, and causes us to not pursue measures that would be effective at reducing violent assault on innocents.

Which is the end that all responsible people seek.

Anonymous said...

Did anyone happen to see the Channel 5 News interview with the Hispanic babe who finally gave a good account of the protesters?

She made it clear that people marching were cussing at the police, yelling at them, and taunting them. And she was a downtown resident watching from her balcony.

Anonymous said...

If only we whites had never turned to slavery and imported millions into this country the would be no race problems today. Instead of 40+ million it'd probably olny be a few million.

Anonymous said...

Thank you NRA . Every LEO must now assume that everyone they encounter is armed so only natural events like Baton Rouge take place And those assault rifles that aren't sure got off a lot of shots last night if you listened to the tapes pretty rapid fire..

Anonymous said...

I for one am done with your liberal bullsh*t. Your comments regarding last nights horrific events were sickening.Go pedal your horse sh*t somewhere else.

Anonymous said...

1:39 durrrrrr I'm a leftist

Anonymous said...

We should have picked our own goddamned cotton.

Anonymous said...

11:45 - Blacks are not disproportionately killed by police officers. It's a leftist lie. Look it up.

Anonymous said...

In 1000yrs this subhuman species will be regarded as nothing more than a shit stain on the underwear of humanity.

Anonymous said...

I come here to keep in touch with my roots and the comments give a little taste of people's attitudes back home. Sometimes it feels like this nation is losing it's collective mind. The comments section today reinforces that emotion.

My cousin is a veteran DPD officer. Fortunately he was unharmed in this incident but I cannot begin to imagine what he is going through. I grieve for the city I called home for 20 years and I am angry that this happened. We all want someone to blame, something to point our fingers at and say "That is the reason for this madness". There is a man to blame for this. Not the media, not a president, not a gun manufacturer... A man.

I do not see how many of you have interpreted any of today's Random Thoughts the way you do. It is comforting to know that there are people like "Your Dad" @ 11:40 still capable of rational nuance. Respect for one another despite our differences is what makes us civilized Americans (one and all). There is no reason to throw salt into an open wound.

-Texan stranded in LA.

Anonymous said...

Take your white guilt and trust fund and go play in the street. Obama has been a divisive president on race, period! End of discussion. History is just that, if you repeat it just to get even with white sins how are you going to create a different outcome?

Oh, and BTW you are soooo new money it hurts!

Anonymous said...

Backpedal is all one word.

Back peddle is something entirely different.

Brainchild
Scapegoat

Anonymous said...

I'm quite aware of the injustices that blacks face, but you don't call attention to them in the way Obama does by supporting a militant and belligerent response. You work to root out the evil doers in white institutions, but you also call to the black community to rise up and take some responsibility as well. He has never done that. He blames blames blames and further entrenches his own people in a victim mentality! And you can take that $50 and shove it up your Lilly white ass, I'm agnostic!

Anonymous said...

DELETE YOUR BLOG!

Anonymous said...


11:40 aka somebodies "Dad" -

You sir are a douche-bag so let us speak plainly.
Do not brag about your affluence while suggesting that somehow that makes you smart.
Your ranting exhibited that you have the same disconnect with the real world as our President has.
You feel the need to placate people in order to feel relevant.(maybe you can go on a talk show)
Here is some advise for you (while I go fix the transmission)take out $100 out of your sizable (probably the only sizeable thing you have)trust fund, go to the cold stone creamery, get an ice cream cone for $6 and tip the poor girl that had to wait on you the remainder of the hundred. Most importantly, let the rest of us who didn't inherit the silver spoon (through someone else's hard work) do the rest of the thinking from this point forward.... Thanks, your Yoda

Anonymous said...

The people with their conspiracy theories are culpable in this as well. For example, "Obama and his admin created hate and division." Whoever said this is obviously a complete dumbass.

The Rev. Jesse Lee Petersen (a black reverend) made the above point.
He grew up in segregation. He started to believe the lie from Sharpton, Jackson, Farrakhan and democratic politicians that he had to hate white people. And he finally realized after years that of hating white people that the white people weren't against blacks. The blacks are so angry - passed down from ancestors - they blame white folks.

Obama uses this manipulation and you are the dumbass sir for not taking off your blinders.

Not Your Dad!

Anonymous said...

Well this certainly explains why the police were taking pictures and smiling with them, and why the official DPD statement is that the protests were peaceful and cordial.

But hey, don't let that stop you from being a racist white trash POS.

Anonymous said...

Nope, Lowell is still the DA.

Great family though. Lowell, Brent, Sam... all of them.

Anonymous said...

1140 = silver spoon white guilt

Anonymous said...

@9:52...Paxton may be a douche, but there are lots of good attorneys in the AG's office that enforce the laws of the state. Provide some evidence to the contrary please.

And Dad at 11:40...I bet you wouldn't be such a condescending prick to the other commenters' faces, now would you?

Anonymous said...

8:54 -- Why don't we all live and work in virtual reality? Please, use some common sense that does not further restrict my freedom.
BuBear -- Yes, it is Obama's fault. He has heloped create the climate of division between races. Certainly, police are to blame for killing people (both black and white) accidentally on a regular basis. This license to kill BS must stop one way or another.
With that said, I want to express my horror at the murders (assassinations) of the cops in Dallas and offer up prayers; however, I reject the immediate media reaction of love-thy-cop because of the incident. The "incident" is likely a contrived event. Thank you, BLM, Barack Obama, and George Soros. It's a set-up, part of an ongoing plan...
To asshat posters out there, I never agree with Bu, but ragging on him won't change anything. Green has the right to express his screwed-up opinions and you have the right to reply in a reasonable manner. Plus, Green may be a lot of things, but he's no coward.
I know Joe Walsh. Joe Walsh is a friend of mine. You, sir, are no Joe Walsh. The smoker you get, the player you are.
9:13 -- They haven't redefined those things for me. Don't let them redefine them for you.
9:23 -- They still get paid too much. So do our political leaders.
9:52 -- Amen.
10:42 -- Ditto. You're on to something.
11:40 -- "complete dumbass" "level of ignorance" "that mentality" "just too dumb" and so on... Why am I even trying to reach you? You are lost.
12:54 -- good post.

Anonymous said...

@1:39

A semi auto pistol shoots just as fast. Stop making sh!t up to suit your narrative.

And I'm sure the baby with a heartbeat is just a clump of cells to you.

Hypocrite

Anonymous said...

12:25, I don't know what blog you are reading, but this one here has a fair amount of Barry bashing including his supposed hate of police (which is bunk - he calls out stupidity even when it occasionally wears a badge). He is a big supporter of our police folks and calls out the jerks and roid ragers when they tarnish the reputation of the hard working honest Blue. He regulates some way-out-there diatribes on this blog (which he owns), but lets a heck of a lot make it to this public forum to show the thinking of some of his readers. If he didn't publish your particular screed, go back and read it again. Something wasn't appropriate for small children, sensitive womenfolk, or small animals in your musings. Just my opinion.

Oh, and lighten up, Francis.

DF Sgt Hulka

Anonymous said...

Trump is going to kick out the Muslims and put the black man back to work at DC cab

DF mr T

Anonymous said...

12:54
Wow--just wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You put that one in the ten ring sir….

For you gutless libs on here that haven't a clue what that means --it means he put the round in the very center of a concentric ringed target. Kinda like the 100x on a dart board.

Not Sam.

Anonymous said...

1140 must have special protection from criticism.

Anonymous said...

You are no Texan, just a special kind of stupid allowing your own white guilt to overshadow rational thought on this subject. The racial divide sought by the left for votes is partially responsible for this violence. If you can't see it you are blinded by your own "nuance"...which is just a pseudo intellectual term used by people like yourself to feel superior when you lack substance. Stay the f#ck in LA where you belong!!!

Anonymous said...

"People"? You mean white, good ol boy, nigger/spic/gook talking racists? Yeah, I can imagine you would be tired of being called out for your hateful bigotry. Here's a thought. Stop reading his blog, dumbass. Or start your own blog and say what YOU want to say.

Anonymous said...

Word up.

Anonymous said...

You are correct on pretty much everything you said. Unfortunately, you are preaching to the wrong choir. They have their earplugs in from shooting at the range because you know, Obama. But still, FWIW, good words. Great thoughts.

Anonymous said...

Hahahahaha! Boom! Nicely done.

Anonymous said...

Go read a different blog.

Anonymous said...

Aaaaannnnd there you go. Feel connected again? I'd imagine this will keep you filled up for a good while. Sorry. Maybe these are all just old racist ass hats and they'll be dead by the time you decide to come back.

Anonymous said...

Bet you wouldn't be such a condescending price to his face, either.

Anonymous said...

1:42 -- betcha I would.

Anonymous said...

Support for the police in Dallas=Racist in your tiny mind? There are definitely bad cops out there like the 2 in Baton Rouge but open season on cops is not the answer. Rioting is not the answer. And racist blacks and their white liberal proxies fanning the flames of hatred and divisiveness to counter institutionalized white racism is not the answer. Trying to beat hate with hate is not the answer! Stooping to the level of white nationalists is not the answer!

Anonymous said...

Name one instance where he has been supportive of law enforcement?

How do you know what he posts he approves or denies?

Anonymous said...

4:55 -- it's all about racism in your peabrain (is that one word or two, Barry?), isn't it? These events are being manipulated by those who use people like you to convey a false message. That's probably a little complicated for you, so it's probably easier just to tell you to shut up, that you don't know what you're talking about.

Maybe open season is the answer, but open season on who exactly?

Kiss my white nationalist *ss.

Anonymous said...

You're asking Barry a spelling or grammar question? Tread lightly