The Campaign For DA

7.26.2016

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts



  • Someone mentioned Netflix's Stranger Things yesterday to me in the courthouse and then I it referenced two to three more times on the radio/Internet after that. I suppose there's a name for that mental phenomenon of having a memory in your brain triggered when otherwise you would just hear background noise.
  • I mention Cullen Davis here from time to time and he was vindicated yesterday in a fender bender in a one day trial in Tarrant County. Lots of little nuggets in that story if you can get to it. On whether he worried the jury would hold his fame against him, Davis told the paper, "To know me is to love me." In shaking the judge's hand after the case, he told him, "I've me a lot of judges in my time." And his lawyer told the jury that Davis should be responsible for nothing more than the Plaintiff's hospital co-pay of $20. "Give her the $20," he said. (Insurance payments are admissible?) Local connection: Davis' lawyer, who was most likely hired by his auto insurance carrier, is married to the daughter of a Bridgeport doctor. 
  • Wise County employees will be on a "new insurance plan [of] Blue Cross Blue Shield and . . . should see lower premiums but better benefits." The Obamacare Effect?
  • Here's advice from a Texas Supreme Court justice who believes everyone apparently has unlimited time and unlimited resources:
  • So someone who is already getting the very dicey law degree these days should also get a Master of Business, Master of Public Health, or a Master of Laws (a degree held by not a single person that I've ever known)? Please. 
  • Local radio host Mark Davis' tweeted last night during the Democratic National Convention. (He also said eight years ago, "Obama is unelectable.")
  • Parts of the DNC was a rowdy mess but it was certainly entertaining. (Sarah Silverman basically told the Bernie Sanders people to shut up, and Susan Sarandon looked like she might have a heart attack.) But Michelle Obama got rave reviews. 
  • Oh, and it wasn't a DNC email "leak" it was a DNC email "hack". 
  • How would you like to be 85 years old, worth $3 billion, marry a hot wife six years ago, and now find her mother to be kidnapped with a ransom of $37 million?
  • Frisco ISD will hold four high school games (they have a lot of high schools) on the first weekend of football season in the new indoor Cowboys practice facility. All games are now sold out.
  • We are coming up on the 50th anniversary of the mass killing by Charles Whitman from the UT Tower. The whole thing lasted 96 minutes. It would be a perfect 96 minute movie. Start with the first second of the movie being the first shot and you've got a locked in audience.
  • After 30 years, on my own, I figured out a way to make sure my tie is a perfect length after I tie it. I can now be a special contributor to Hints from Heloise or Lifehacker.
  • "Plano church welcomes Pokémon Go players." Shut it down. Let's go home. 


60 comments:

Anonymous said...

Tired old leftist Barry is still trying to promote Obsmacare.

Anonymous said...

You do know that real people were shot and killed by Charles Whitman, right? They actually died. There were funerals and tears and grieving family and friends. Unbelievably mean and heartless to comment about how "perfect" a movie would be about those killings if it were 96 minutes long.

Anonymous said...

"lower premiums, better benefits"
oh come on barron, you crack me up !!

Anonymous said...

"Wise County employees will be on a "new insurance plan [of] Blue Cross Blue Shield and . . . should see lower premiums but better benefits." The Obamacare Effect?"

Should is the key word. And there are exceptions, such as when the coverage/cost has traditionally sucked anyway.

OK, so email was a hack and not a leak. Is DNC IT security that poor?

Captain Eddie said...

Doesn't matter if it was a DNC "leak" or a DNC "hack". I don't care if the emails were found in a cookie jar - it's the CONTENT of those emails that's incriminating. C'mon, counselor.

Anonymous said...

Insurance isn't per se admissible, but they can only claim be amount that was actually paid. So if all they paid was $20, they can only claim $20. Conservative juries regularly award only medical expenses. Note: she would also be entitled to recover the amount her insurance company paid. If that amount was not claimed or was excluded, her lawyer did something wrong.

I'm 6'7". You can keep your tie secret to yourself. I bet it won't help me.

Anonymous said...

There was a movie back in the 70's about Whitman. I remember seeing it on TV.

Anonymous said...

He must have wanted the publicity because normally the insurance companies handle these claims without you even having to be there. I think he killed his step daughter and the other guy...he was the man in black. Thought he has aged, he is still recognizable.

Anonymous said...

Wow, those churches hoping to snare kids into the church with Pokemon...ridiculous! You can have your private property removed from Pokemon game.

Anonymous said...

"The Obamacare Effect? "

Unlikely. I have what I am sure Obama would call a Cadillac Plan and cannot get a procedure done I need as I cannot afford the copay. Same employer and same plan as before the ACA- just my rates blew up, there are copays where there were one before and where the copays were already in place they have doubled or quadrupled.

Thanks Obama!

PS: Yes, the changes are directly related to the ACA.

Anonymous said...

"Wise County employees will be on a "new insurance plan [of] Blue Cross Blue Shield and . . . should see lower premiums but better benefits." The Obamacare Effect?"

Definitely not. The county was able to join a huge group pool (Texas Association of Counties). Without joining, under the Obamacare Effect, the county was seeing a 20-30% increase.

Triple Fake... said...

Actually, Al Franken looks like the one who might have a heart attack. Although that's about normal for him. Susan Sarandon just looks as if she's about to fall asleep. But I think that's a normal look for her, too.

"You've kidnapped my mother-in-law and want $37 million for her return? How much would you take to keep her?"

Moochele Obama said...

T. Cullen Davis woke up every morning in a mansion built by slaves. True story.

Anonymous said...

Rich white leftist like Barry hate themselves.

Anonymous said...

The democrats don't want a wall on the border but built one around the podium and one outside the convention center. They also had gender neutral bathrooms. Hey Skippy, did you notice that the word ISIS was not mentioned one time? Now Tim Kaine says he will introduce a bill in the first 100 days to legalize all illegal citizens. Sarandon was right, the DNC is disgusting.

Anonymous said...

8:47 -

You realize movies have been made before about real events where real people died, right? Were you so morally outraged about the fact that Hollywood thought it would be "perfect" to tell the stories of:
13 Hours
American Sniper
The Perfect Storm
Foxcatcher
Munich
World Trade Center
United 93
Last King of Scotland
and about 1000 others? I mean, those are just high-profile movies off the top of my head from the last few years.

Anonymous said...

Russian military intelligence are suspects in the hackING of the DNC emails, releasing through Wikileaks the day before the convention. The story is what are the motives behind interfering in presidential polotics! How secure are we from cyber warfare? Russian rather have Trump than Hillary? Trump has visited Moscow since the 1980's for investors after our banks wouldn't make him loans!

Anonymous said...

Obammy claimed when he first took office that this was the day that the ocean levels would stop rising. Why then was global warmism even mentioned last night? Didn't the Paris summit put an end to it?

Anonymous said...

I guess you missed the headline yesterday where Obama basically admitted Obamacare was a failure and it was time to repeal.

Anonymous said...

Tall ties my friend, tall ties.

Anonymous said...

Get ready for the Black Lives Matter and the Hands up, don't shoot night at the DNC. There will be no mention of black on white crime or black on black crime. Just the mantra that Skippy is always preaching to us. COPS ARE BAD.

Anonymous said...

Regarding Charles Whitman, there was a rumor of a tumor.

Anonymous said...

If you want to see the effects of the Affordable Care Act, look at individual policies, not those employer sponsored. The only policies available to individuals in Wise County are HMO's through Blue Cross Blue Shield and Wise Regional is not a provider. For individual policies, BCBS just filed for a 58% rate increase for 2017 and United Healthcare has withdrawn from selling individual ACA policies altogether. That is the "Obamacare" effect.

Anonymous said...

So after 30 years you are now as competent as a 14 year old Boy Scout,
and almost as tall.

Anonymous said...

"Plano church welcomes Pokémon Go players."

I just officially lost my mind. I hope I can recover by going tech dark. Someone that knows me, please come over to my house and let me know when this Pokémon crap is over. I might make it back. Ok, turning off my computer and television now.

Anonymous said...

That new BCBS plan for county employees isn't an HMO, is it?

My employer was planning to switch to a BCBS HMO plan. Great coverage and lower premiums. The only problem was, virtually no one accepts BCBS HMO. We would have all been looking for new doctors.

BCBS PPO is widely accepted. The HMO (unless something has recently changed) is another story.

Anonymous said...

"I suppose there's a name for that mental phenomenon of having a memory in your brain triggered when otherwise you would just hear background noise."

It's called Baader-Meinhof phenomenon.

Anonymous said...

8:47, you know those people in WW2 actually died, right? They sure made a lot of movies about that. Spoiler Alert: They made a film about the Austin sniper in 1975 starring Kurt Russell. Please be sure to feign outrage about that, too.

DF Gary Cogill

Anonymous said...

Pokémon in church....welcome back to the dark ages!

Anonymous said...

Before the Affordable Care Act my company had the same really good insurance for over 20 years, now it just sucks.

Anonymous said...

10:01, it's not that "Cops are bad". It's that "Bad cops are running rampant" and nobody, including the "good cops", do a damn thing about them. The day the police unions quit getting the bad ones reinstated and the good cops stop supporting them by remaining silent is the day BLM will be out of business.

It will also be the day your head explodes.

Anonymous said...

Until I moved to Wise County I didn't realize many people still believed in creationism, so Pokémon in church is no big surprise.

Anonymous said...

Wise County employees will be on a "new insurance plan [of] Blue Cross Blue Shield and . . . should see lower premiums but better benefits." The Obamacare Effect?

Come on Barry, just one time actually prove a statement that you make. Are you not interested in respect and credibility? You just want this blog to be a joke to the educated reader?

Put a little effort in this dumpster fire

Anonymous said...

It's not a toooma!!!

DF Kindergarten Cop

Anonymous said...

Catholics rape there kids, Muslims blow them up, Baptists twist them up telling them everyone is going to hell...I don't have a problem with them playing a phone game in a Methodist church.

Anonymous said...

But we need the bad cops to shoot the niggles.

Anonymous said...

1:00 - Methodist are pro Hamas and pro abortion too!

Anonymous said...

Both parties are disgusting. Have you noticed the worst & craziest of both parties are their representatives and that we keep electing them? Shame on us. We are now reaping what we sowed.

OP

Anonymous said...

BLM is the KKK for the young nigger bunch. Obummer is the grand poobaa of their clan

Anonymous said...

11:45, Are you a charter member of BLM? You probably thought the six cops in Baltimore were all guilty too, didn't you? I'm sorry your head exploded when the judges started finding them innocent. You probably believe the lie, hands up, don't shoot also don't you?

Anonymous said...

1:00 - How many Catholics do you know?

Anonymous said...

2:31 A couple of thousand...and they all looked the other way or made excuses for the church when the scandals came out. Grew up in a Catholic town.

1:00pm

Anonymous said...

11:45, Are you calling for the imprisonment of all the blacks that are killing their own kind also? The silence of BLM is deafening.

Anonymous said...

I'll bet the Catholic priest that was beheaded by ISIS is glad to know that they are the JV's and Obammy has them contained and on the run!

Anonymous said...

The Methodist church in Boyd has a sign referencing the Pokemon game...that's why I'm choosing not to go there. Is anything sacred anymore?

Anonymous said...

2:43

Just for the record, I grew up Catholic, did the parochial school and altar boy thing along the way.

I have yet to be raped by a priest or any other person.

Anonymous said...

RE: RTG

Halloween is 3 months away and she's already bought her pumpkins.

Anonymous said...

Hey Bu...

Serious fishing question for you.

I'm going to fishing over in East Bay Estates this weekend. What's biting and what baits are you using?

wordkyle said...

100/243 - I find it hard to believe that you know "A couple of thousand" Catholics who all defended child molestation. Maybe several Catholics who defended their church until the evidence was overwhelming?

Anonymous said...

You say that like your holding out hope!

Anonymous said...

They didn't renounce their faith and leave the church, so yes, they defended child molestation.

Anonymous said...

Proof of racism: a black man cries "black lives matter," a racist hears "only black lives matter."

Anonymous said...

I guess none of the normal sheep watched the Bernie speech last night, not a one of you clowns mentioned it.

He promised "FREE EVERYTHING". People were cryin, huggin. It was an idiot fest there last night.

Thanks Barry for that accurate news report.

Could you dig up some more Trump family photos please??

Anonymous said...

Not one US flag at the DNC last night!!! What the heck. I saw a Palestinian flag in the hall and Soviet flags out front with the protesters but no US flag. That just seems unbelievable to me!

Anonymous said...

2:16/ 2:59 et al, 11:45 here. I'm for accountability. If you're guilty of a crime you should be punished according to the law. If you're an officer sworn to uphold the law not only should you be held accountable you should be held to a higher standard, not reinstated after being fired or shuffled down the road to the next town and become their problem. Their certification to hold a badge should be revoked if they're fired with cause.

Cops are necessary, bad cops aren't.

Anonymous said...

Were those guys wearing Kobe Bryan jerseys when they cut the 84 year old priest's head off?

Anonymous said...

These "first responder heroes" make me want to vomit...

Texas Police Detain Family who Called for Help Instead of Searching for Missing Autistic Girl who Later was Found Drowned

https://photographyisnotacrime.com/2016/07/26/texas-police-detain-family-who-called-for-help-instead-of-searching-for-missing-autistic-girl-who-later-was-found-drowned/

Anonymous said...

So does Obama.

Anonymous said...

Crazy!!!

Anonymous said...

Maybe 4:49 needs a course in remedial logic.