The Campaign For DA

7.20.2016

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts


  • OK, for all of those who see a truck fatality and mockingly say "ban trucks"; see a stabbing death and say "ban knives"; see a drowning death and say "ban pools", here's a hypothetical: What do you say when you see a heroin death?
  • "Stuntman Eddie Braun has secured the funding, the permits and the team. Now all that's left to do is complete a launch across the Snake River Canyon that swallowed his idol, Evel Knievel, in 1974." A Bridgeport man says he spent over a million to secure the rights to make the jump a few years back before the deal fell through.
  • Last image of SMU officer as he begins to get out of his car as it is swept away into Turtle Creek:
  • Decatur really thrives commercially (just go down FM 51) but for those who drive through it on 287 it looks like a wasteland. Restaurants and gas stations have shut down, empty strip malls, and there are multiple slabs where businesses once stood but have now been bulldozed. 
  • Lots of comments that Trump's son came across last night as Patrick Bateman from American Psycho
  • You could just see Trump Jr. earnestly believe that that Huey Lewis and the News' "early work was a little too new wave for my tastes, but when Sports came out in '83, I think they really came into their own, commercially and artistically."
  • Internet funny:
  • American Psycho came up in the district courtroom in Decatur the other day when long time friend Elizabeth Berry showed me her business card which is one-of-them-new-fangled "half cards". I tried to come up with the lines from the movie, "Look at that subtle coloring. The tasteful thickness . . . . It even has a watermark" but I botched it.
  • A police dog for Arlington PD died yesterday from heat exhaustion after he and his handler searched for a "felony shooting suspect" (a 17 year old, already identified, and wanted for an incident in June). Note to handler: You screwed up. 100% avoidable. And the dog wasn't even needed in the search. 
  • The Big 12 has announced they want to expand by two to four teams. I go get BYU and Boise State and then go on a campaign to pilfer Arizona and Arizona State from the PAC 12.
  • Almost spit out my coffee that I wasn't drinking when I looked up at the Republican National Convention last night and saw this:
  • The head of DPS, Steve McGraw, continues to deceive us (just google him). He tricked the legislature into pouring millions into his budget to hire new DPS troopers for border security and now says that the plan has flaws because he's still forced to rotate veteran troopers into the border detail. Prediction: He'll ask for a bigger budget next year. (Last year he personally got a salary increase from $183,498 to $214,672.)
  • If you want to know about taxpayer waste, talk to a trooper about that border security "work" they are forced to do. 



48 comments:

Anonymous said...

Officer Mojo, the police canine, was only on the mission less than an hour. At the age of 6 and in this heat, I believe it was more than heat exhaustion...he more than likely suffered a heart attack, which as you know cannot be predicted sometimes...it just happens. Even fancy equipment of today can't see all areas of the heart...and I believe he had an excellent partner who called for help as soon as he showed symptoms. He should not be chastised for it. RIP Mojo.

Anonymous said...

Ban syringes!!

Anonymous said...

regarding the 'ban' comment, I think that "ban heroin"... in line with the others... would be the appropriate response. Since it is already banned, it would just be another instance of pointing out that banning something doesn't have the desired effect.

For me, I don't use the 'ban x or y' statements. I am not a big fan of "banning" things. We would all be a lot better served by getting back in touch with our collective humanity. The result would be much more effective, IMHO.

wordkyle said...

Citing heroin deaths reinforces the point you're disputing. The individual, not the instrument, is responsible for damage done. (Also, stupid people do stupid things regardless of laws.)

Anonymous said...

You all know Green is a freaking expert in everything. I'm sure he has the very best info on why the dog wasn't needed to search for the shooter.

Anonymous said...

Interesting RTG today. Youngish, yet appears to be high mileage. Earrings you could perch a pair of parakeets on. And her roots are showing. All in all, a win today!

DF Carwash Sideline Reporter

Anonymous said...

Who photo shopped my face on the RTG????

DF Gabrielle Carteris

Anonymous said...

There is another way the dog's death could have been prevented; if some idiot didn't go around shooting people. But, let's blame the police and make the guy feel worse than he already does. How about you tag along with cops and decide for them when they should and shouldn't have the partnership of a canine on a call. YOU predict what type of situation they may be heading into; and you guess for them whether or not the SHOOTING suspect situation should or should not involve a canine. Maybe, just maybe, the officer thought that he could use the dog rather than having to resort to using his own weapon. Hindsight is for cowards and bloggers and people that weren't there when something happened.

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't jump to saying the K9's death was 100% preventable. Your girly emotional side is speaking - but then again that is what libs always do.

You need to look at how long the dog was out and the age of the dog and what the dog was doing before that call. German Sheppard working dogs usually give a good 8-9 years. Was he tracking the suspect? An experienced handler would see if he was panting vs. sniffing, and stop him if he was panting.

Anonymous said...

Watching the Trump utes at the convention, a thought crossed my mind. If Trump needed a life saving organ donation (kidney, part of liver, etc), do you think one of the kids would step up if they were the only perfect tissue match? I get the feeling maybe not. Maybe I'm wrong, maybe they are not all about the Louboutins, they are about the love.

DF Rock & A Hard Place

Anonymous said...

So....where is that officer that was in Turtle Creek? Did he disappear by choice, perhaps???? Weird.

Anonymous said...

ban canine searches in july!!

Anonymous said...

Trump Jr. came across as Trump Jr. No worthy offspring came from the Clintons.....but then who knows how many children Bill has spawned?

Anonymous said...

OK, for all of those who see a truck fatality and mockingly say "ban trucks"; see a stabbing death and say "ban knives"; see a drowning death and say "ban pools", here's a hypothetical: What do you say when you see a heroin death?

One less welfare mouth to feed

Anonymous said...

What do you say when you see a heroin death?

Alex, for $500, I'll take "I've seen the needle and the damage done."

- DF N. Percival Young

Anonymous said...

Ah, I just love Mexican beaches this time of year. Amigo, bring me another coconut drink!

DF Not dead and doing just fine down here in Mexico SMU security officer

Anonymous said...

"OK, for all of those who see a truck fatality and mockingly say "ban trucks"; see a stabbing death and say "ban knives"; see a drowning death and say "ban pools", here's a hypothetical: What do you say when you see a heroin death?"

Ban overpaid defense attorneys that have blogs!

Upstairs said...

"Save the Whales" certainly means "screw the dolphins."

Anonymous said...

Regarding your note to the dog handler, have you ever uttered that line to one of your DWI clients?

Anonymous said...

You win 10:02!

Anonymous said...

I for one would make all drugs legal....we need a cleansing of stupid

Andy Stevenson said...

10:02 wins the Internet today.

Anonymous said...

What is it about attorneys that like to do nothing but "observe". What human need does that satisfy?

I went to high school with a guy who is now an attorney from a family of attorneys. He and one of his attorney brothers babble on about crap over on Facebook just like bu bear here. I don't get it?

Anonymous said...

BG,

"OK, for all of those who see a truck fatality and mockingly say "ban trucks"; see a stabbing death and say "ban knives"; see a drowning death and say "ban pools", here's a hypothetical: What do you say when you see a heroin death?"

OK, just to be clear...is that some sort of weak attempt to mock those who are mocking the anti-gun people, who wish to take away rights given by out Creator?

If so, major fail.

IF not, get thee to your doctor. I am afraid you may be having another episode.

Anonymous said...

I totally agree. Today's RTG looks like she could tussle.

Anonymous said...

"Decatur really thrives commercially (just go down FM 51) but for those who drive through it on 287 it looks like a wasteland. Restaurants and gas stations have shut down, empty strip malls, and there are multiple slabs where businesses once stood but have now been bulldozed."

287 COULD be nice, and probably would if TXDOT could figure out a way to not completely screw up access to those businesses. As it is now, trying to get to anything on the other side is almost impossible for locals. Folks passing through will just go on to the next bump in the road.

Anonymous said...

Regarding ban heroin. You just proved the 2nd amendment supporters' argument that criminals will still get guns.

And when someone says ban trucks they are rubbing anti 2A noses in their own poo...and it is divine.

Feel bad yet for ragging the SMU cop yet? Still a dick move.

Now you turn your cross hairs on the K9 cop handler. Dick move.

Have you read the good book lately? Check that plank in your own eye BG.

Anonymous said...

Ban heroin addicts.
Ban idiots.
Ban crazy people.

Those last two ought to get rid of 3/4 of the people we see every day.

People.....

Anonymous said...

I do luv me sum betty Boop

Anonymous said...

9:20 is that your professional opinion or did you just pull that out of your ass?

Anonymous said...

"Almost spit out my coffee that I wasn't drinking when I looked up at the Republican National Convention last night and saw this:"

If that almost made you spit out your coffee, the DNC lineup will certainly make you puke in your mouth. To name a couple: Treyvon Martin's mother; Michael Brown's mother and several more mothers whose sons were killed by racist (cough, cough) cops.

Anonymous said...

Good Trolling today BG. Some of these blogees will bite on anything.

Anonymous said...

The City did more to hurt those businesses than Txdot.

Frank Kush Jr. said...

You have it wrong Barry. The PAC12 is expanding to 16 and taking Texas, TCU, Oklahoma and Kansas (for BB) from the Big 12.

Anonymous said...

Poor Dog. Bet he didn't get a pension.

Anonymous said...

Did any blog readers go to law school with Barry?
I'd bet a c note that Barry was a gunner.

Anonymous said...

Barry have you had a check up lately?

Anonymous said...

Heroin death...ban liberals!!!

Anonymous said...

Did anything good happen in the world today? Man, we're a vicious bunch, and Barry, your Wednesday post is no better. How about ONE thing that's positive?

Anonymous said...

Democratic Rep Mark Takai died today.

Anonymous said...

Um, now exactly where does 287 go through Decaur?

Anonymous said...

The government is beyond broken. The judicial system is a sham. So called institutional Christianity is just another money grab. The host is the poster child. Everything is a joke. Jealous of success. Keep up the good work Barry!

Anonymous said...

Ya'll can invite whoever you dang well please, but we are KEEPING the Longhorn Network.

DF The Ghost of DeLoss Dodds
might as well be dead

Anonymous said...

Longhorn network....

Congrats on the $15 M a year. But good God the programming is horrific.

Keep cashing those checks :)

Anonymous said...

Man, you do not want to enlarge that RTG pic and look at her face.

You really don't want to do that. I mean, go ahead and do it. I did.

OUCH

Anonymous said...

If Trump gets elected we may need all those new DPS officers to get his father in law and the rest of the KBG out of the White House

Nasreen Iqbal said...

It doesn't do any good to ban murder. The criminals are just going to commit murder anyway.

Anonymous said...

"Decatur really thrives commercially (just go down FM 51) but for those who drive through it on 287 it looks like a wasteland. Restaurants and gas stations have shut down, empty strip malls, and there are multiple slabs where businesses once stood but have now been bulldozed." Skippy, it's called Obammy's booming economy that you are always raving about.