The Campaign For DA

8.05.2016

Random Friday Morning Thoughts


  • Of all of Trump's falling poll numbers, the great 538.com projection for Texas may be the most eyebrow raising. Trump's projected share is 47.8% with Hillary at 44.1%. That's shockingly close for Texas. And once Texas goes blue, American politics is forever changed.
  • Headline in the Morning News: "UNT student stars as famed 1980s 'Preppy Killer' on 'Murder Made Me Famous'." Then you read the story and it never mentions UNT or where the guy is from. 
  • When was the last time you thought of the "Preppy Murder"?
  • Speaking of UNT: The Drudge Report reports that the Daily Mail reports that North Texas reports that guys on Tinder have low self-esteem.
  • No we they don't.
  • In light of Trump's problems, Fox News went into full blown Blame-The-Mainstream-Media mode last night.
  • The beatdown of SI's Monday Morning Quarterback cite had an article that looked nothing more than an ad for NFL gear. Lo and behold, at the end of the column there was this: "The MMQB has affiliate deals with some of the brands featured and receives commission on certain purchases." Finally, some honesty.
  • I'm really surprised you don't see it more often: A guy on trial for continuous sexual abuse testifies and then high tails it at lunch in Fort Worth. 
  • Spending money, crowds, traffic, oppressive heat, grumpy kids: It's tax free weekend!
  • Dallas PD issued a press release regarding robberies involving people playing Pokeman Go. There have been two. And one occurred at 1:05 a.m. and the other at 2:30 a.m.  My CSI type of mind has cracked the case.
  • Fox News brought on a guest last night to give an opinion whether the U.S. swapped money for hostages in Iran: Oliver North. I don't know whether that is idiocy or genius. I suppose if you need an expert opinion on chicken theft you bring in a chicken thief.
  • We've got a great legal battle going on in Wise County. There is an idiotic law on the books which allows someone to be charged with a felony if a person steals "copper" or "aluminum." So if someone steals a penny, a prosecutor has the unfettered discretion to charge them with a felony (because a penny has some copper in it) or charge them with the lowest crime on the books, a Class C Misdemeanor (because the value stolen is only one cent.)  Yesterday the Fort Worth Court of Appeals decided a case where someone allegedly stole a misdemeanor amount from a Bridgeport scrap yard but, unfortunately, it included four aluminum bats. The prosecutor decided to go with a felony. The trial court found the statute unconstitutional. The appellate court disagreed but with a rare 1-1-1 vote. One to uphold the statute's validity, one who concurred only (because the judge didn't think the record was enough to find the statute unconstitutional in this particular case), and one dissent
  • Love this from the dissent: 
  • Let me say this again: Think about the amount of your tax dollars spent in that case.
  • If Seinfeld had a script for 9/11? There was one on the Internet yesterday but now it's gone. 


61 comments:

Anonymous said...

If Texas falls to the leftist, humanity will decend into an age of darkness. It won't matter which corrupt leftist is elected while the world is burning.

Anonymous said...

Ever any thought to blaming the THIEF for all this waste of time and resources?

Anonymous said...

Four aluminum bats at the salvage yard? Which four Bridgeport homes are now unprotected? I'm getting out my GPS now.

DF Low Life Thief

Anonymous said...

Radical concept: don't commit theft and you won't have to be arrested and charged with theft.

wordkyle said...

"In light of Trump's problems, Fox News went into full blown Blame-The-Mainstream-Media mode last night." - Think about what's dominated the news the past week. Was it Hillary's lying in an interview, claiming the FBI confirmed her e-mail story? (The Washington Post gave that claim Four Pinocchios.) Nope. Trump's talking about a video he didn't see got more coverage than her deception. I'll repeat something I said previously:

Hillary Clinton got caught, lied about it, got caught in her lie, lied again, got caught and lied again, and then lied about getting caught. Regardless of your political persuasion, doesn't it make you question HER mental and psychological fitness?

Anonymous said...

Love the illustration of the aluminum foil wrapped stolen sandwich and the one in plastic bag! The law should be about value, not about aluminum! Read about the prediction of landslide victory for Hillary over Trump in November. He really can't help himself: for example, the crazy story he made up about the video yesterday. He is hooked on cheers from his fans at rallies. He has to entertain them to get applause. But he could have a screw loose and not understand what he saw on the brief video of the hostages getting off the plane! He made up a good story with lots of intrigue! Is anyone missing Ted Cruz yet?

Anonymous said...

Yes, it really is "idiotic" to make it a crime to steal.

Anonymous said...

They need to start giving the child abusers life without parole..their life is screwed anyway and we don't need them in society.

Anonymous said...

There is a 1989 movie called The Preppie Murder. Robert Chambers was the killer in reality. Never heard of it but gonna watch the movie.

Anonymous said...

The preppie murder..Robert Chambers us is on Wikipedia.

Anonymous said...

Remember seeing the tv movie on the Preppie Murder in 1989. The best thing about it was Lara Flynn Boyle and the song Wicked Game by Chris Isaak. Now I'll be thinking about her and that dang song the rest of the day.

DF Can't Get It Out Of My Head

Anonymous said...

TEXAS is going BLUE w/in the next 20 years...probably 10.

Get ready for one party to rule the world!

HILLARY 2016

Anonymous said...

By the way...if you steal another guys sammitch at work, then you deserve hell to rain down on you!

Anonymous said...

Interesting CBS show on the preppie killer...http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/the-preppy-killer/

Anonymous said...

GPS is outdated. Get PokemonGo.

DF Dallas Theef

Anonymous said...

If your wife thinks tin foil is proper sandwich protection then the real crime here has gone unpunished!!!

Anonymous said...

Hey Wordy, after you're done teaching us about how rights don't exist if they aren't in the Constitution, can you please let us know what you think about he strong jobs report?

If you can, try to do both without your usual "but Hillary" fallacy.

Thanks

Anonymous said...

Texas won't go blue in the next ten years, at least. This election cycle is odd because of Trump. You may see independent candidates with larger than usual (though not as large as Perot, in 92 or 96) gains, but down-ballot elections will stay very red in Rural ad suburban districts.

The (Bill) Clinton elections are the better model for this election than any prediction of Texas going blue any time soon.

Some Houston Lawyer

Anonymous said...

The law making theft of aluminum/cooper/brass a felony is not idiotic, but apparently it needs more clarification. It was put on the books to combat the huge amount of material being stripped from homes, businesses, street lights, and so on and sold to scrap yards. Anyone associated with law enforcement knows what the spirit of that law was intended for and using it for something like bats is not one of them.

Anonymous said...

So what if the guy was stealing baseball bats and sandwiches so hi kid could have a transplant? Would Obama give him clemency?
If you have TWO previous convictions for possession of meth and you get caught transporting 81.6 kilos and are in possession of a firearm as a previously convicted felon, you'll get the full ride.
In perspective 81.6 kilos is 2.33 grams of meth for every man, women and child in Wise county (1990 census 36000 population). That's 36,000 felony charges for possession of meth over 2 grams....with a street value of 6,500,000 dollars ( $90 a gram).
You can put lipstick on Dickey Joe, but I ain't kissing him

Baylor Too said...

Reminds me of a criminal case in Wood County several years ago. Defendant stole meat from the grocery store. Charged with theft of livestock because the statute made it a crime to steal a cow or any part of a cow. Silliness. That's why DA's have a duty to "do justice."

Anonymous said...

9:19 - We are going to get to watch it burn! Soon it will be as if humanity never existed !

Hillary 2016!!!!

Anonymous said...

Bu, you're on your high horse again today and yet you're off your rocker. If Hillary steals the presidency, it's not going to make things better. America will burn and never be the same. Say good-bye to what little freedom you have left. The state will control everything. Come to think of it, they already do.

Things are not going to be better. Fool.

Anonymous said...

My grandfather owned a chain of grocery stores from the 20's to the 70's. He always said that the best employees he ever had were ones that he had caught stealing and let them keep their jobs. He wasn't judgmental, and knew that as a general rule, they wouldn't keep stealing.

Prosecutors, however, almost never understand what justice really is. When all you have is a hammer, everyone else looks like a nail

Anonymous said...

I'm stealing this FYI. Well said

Anonymous said...

Texas is going blue because of illegal immigration which is a recruitment of Democrats. Go read Tytler.

Anonymous said...

Wordy, we get that Hillary violated an administrative regulation regarding private servers. That being said, I believe it has been established that she didn't do anything illegal. Does that make it right? Probably not, but we both know that politicians have done much worse. For example, WMD in Iraq? Me thinks not. That alone did not make Dubya a poor president - the rest of his tenure did. I don't think we can draw absolute conclusions about a candidate from one over-politicized situation.

Regarding Benghazi, as I am sure you are all aware, violence and loss of life is not that rare an occurrence at our embassies. Don't quote me on this, but I believe there were over 10+ attacks on US embassies under Bush, with several resulting in loss of life. Why wasn't Condi crucified?! We cannot stand for this!

Either way, the thing about a making a decision, especially when presented with only two options, is that you make the best choice possible. When you consider Trump's overall ineptitude, inability to keep his mouth shut, and overall false bravado - this thing is a no-brainer, regardless of party affiliation. Here is a brief list of Trump Shenanigans:

- Constant ad hominen attacks
- Inability to speak in specifics
- Unproven business acumen - (this guy is a joke)
- Careless remarks regarding immigration - while his wife is an immigrant, and possibly in the country illegally - this would be hilarious if true
- Reckless ambitions regarding nuclear arms, and a clear lack of understanding of international diplomacy
- Strange relationship with Russia - they won't invade the Ukraine and disregarding NATO?
- Can you imagine if Obama was standing on stage with his three kids from different mothers?! There would be a lynching.
- Obvious manipulation and abuse of bankruptcy laws to offset his poor business skills
- Multiple claims of sexual harassment and sexual violence against women
- Overall disdain for any other nationality, gender, creed, etc.
- Reckless public recounting of classified briefings
- Making up a story about US paying Iran $500M? Wtf?!

In short (fail), how can one even remotely consider this guy as an option? And yeah, to the guy saying the world in going to burn when Hillary is elected, which she will be, they said the same thing about Obama. Guess what? Things are not that bad. Things are actually good. Is the world kinda fucked up? Yep. Is that our fault? Probably a little bit. Is it Obama's fault? Nope. It is the American people's fault. We were all mad that someone blew up our big towers full of people that we allowed other interests to capitalize on that anger, and then we destabilized an entire region. So...now we can clean it up. Also, don't lose heart. The middle east has been in relative constant conflict since the dawn of society. Sky is blue, trash comes on Tuesday, and fundamentalists in the middle east blow themselves up.

Well, I fell better.

Keep you chin up,

Dad

Anonymous said...

9:31, How with a straight face can you call Obammy creating 233 thousand jobs a strong jobs report while 93 million are still unemployed? With your reasoning, in about another 360 years, everyone will have a job.

Anonymous said...

Skippy, You don't have a problem with the lying Brian Williams defending the lying Hitlary? Oliver North a chicken thief? Really?

Sam Brows said...

8:50 You are certainly free to blame the thief for getting the ball rolling, I can't argue that. But taxpayers don't employ the thief, they employ the DA and all of his or her minions. It seems plausible for taxpayers to then expect the DA to use the resources they are provided effectively, and Blogmeister's example certainly demonstrates that this one did not. if you can't, or won't see that then you should try posting a little later in the day, like after you've had a cup of Joe or something.

Anonymous said...

This guy 1000 internets for today.

Anonymous said...

10:14 - Our culture was different back then. The left has destroyed us. Morality is relative now.

Thanks Frankfurt School!

Anonymous said...

10:03 - We are on the same page.

wordkyle said...

1036 "...we get that Hillary violated an administrative regulation regarding private servers..." That's the least of what she did. She knowingly and against expert advice, for her own convenience, risked exposing (or actually exposed) classified government information to foreign agencies. She has repeatedly lied to cover herself, changing her story as her previous one is exposed as false. These are not accusations; the FBI (and other) investigations revealed the truth.

I am utterly astounded that anyone can defend or support someone who has done such a thing. And then there's the signs that she sold her influence while Secretary of State, which rates a whole other discussion.

Astounded.

Anonymous said...

10:36, You might want to check your facts about Trump making up a story about the US paying Iran 500 million because it was 400 million verified by Obammy himself. And you might want to check Slick Willy's track record on his treatment of all of his girlfriends.

Anonymous said...

Barry believes that $400 million dollars arriving at the same airport as Amercan hostages waited on a plane was a coincidence.

Anonymous said...

9:19 and you think that's a good idea? What happens when that one party does things you don't agree with or become dangerous for you and your family? Nothing because you wanted a one party rule. Be careful what you ask for. You might get it.

Anonymous said...

Boy, the media caught you hook, line and sinker. Is there no political spin you wont believe? Go back to spending Daddy's money and let the real folks out here scratching out a living decide the future of this once great country.

People like you who already had it made before you were born don't deserve a voice...sit down, shut up and be thankful we are slitting your throat in public!!!

Anonymous said...

Somebody needs to buy Bridgeport Barry one of those pocket sized US Constitutions. He's too cheap to buy his own and he needs to read it.

Anonymous said...

This morning Fox 4 showed people arriving at Fair Park to receive free back to school supplies. I am outraged that Asian and White Americans are excluded from this entitlement.

Anonymous said...

Most people don't like Hillary, Wordkyle. We don't trust her, and we think she is a liar. So quit your constant, insipid, panty waste whining.

She's still better than Trump.

Anonymous said...

Well said!!

OP

Anonymous said...

Not just Texas changing. Just saw a new poll from Georgia. Clinton up 44% to 40% over Trump.

Anonymous said...

On that $400 million for "ransom". The $400M was Iran's money from a failed arms purchase in the 1970's that we have held ever since. Again, it was their money. The court in the International Court in the Hague agreed we owed it back to them plus some $1.3B in interest (Iran wanted $8B). So apparently Obama worked the interest charge down nicely. This whole negotiation was separate from the Iran Nuclear deal and the hostage release. Both negotiations were announced in January. It was delivered in foreign cash was because we still have banking restrictions on transactions with Iran.
OK, Wordy have at it.

Anonymous said...

Texas is not going blue, jefe. It is going BROWN! Chido! Cervezas for all!

DF Your Mexican Gardner

Anonymous said...

Does the RTG only have 4 toes on her right foot? Let me know. I am REALLY REALLY interested.

NOT Coach Rex Ryan

Anonymous said...

10:36 - Hillary did violate the law by sending classified information via here private server. Comey admitted it, but she won't be held accountable.

One of the Americsn hostages said that they waited on the Tarmac until the random payment arrived.

Pull your head out.

Anonymous said...

2:02 - News Flash!!! Iran had a revolution and the people who negotiated the arms deal are no longer in power!!!

Anonymous said...

2:02 - Nice job regurgitating what you were told to believe.

Anonymous said...

Hillary is better than Trump. Better at lying, cheating, stealing, and mass murder. If she is elected, expect nothing else.

wordkyle said...

121 - If all she was was a liar I might agree with you. But she has betrayed the country with her hubris. With her actions she has shown that her only loyalty is to herself. As for honesty, we have only her word what was in the thousands of e-mails she refused to turn over, and the FBI already found she lied about that. Hillary Clinton is entirely compromised.

Anonymous said...


Dad @ 10:36 - you definitely "fell" better - possibly better than anyone today. Maybe because your chin and nose where to damn high....

You pontificate in every confused sentence you plagiarize from every other Libtarded Democrap that believes they know enough to speak.

I surmise from your ramblings you are among the unemployed and have nothing too do all day but wax philosophical (at least as you see it) while waiting for us Republicans to pay your way?
"Feel" better douche bag, you will get your wish and she'll keep the checks a coming.

Anonymous said...

11:29

I can fix this so easy. Believe me!!!

But please don't ask for any details because I don't have them.

Double Fake Donald Trump

Anonymous said...

4 red painted nails and the end of her big toe. Don't think toe truck hauled one off yet.

Anonymous said...

Get ready for BLM in Greewood.

RPM said...

She knowingly and against expert advice, for her own convenience, risked exposing (or actually exposed) classified government information to foreign agencies.- Wordkyle

No, she didn't. But keep twisting the truth and changing the facts to suit your tale. Maybe if you close your eyes tight, click your heels together three times and wish real hard, it will become true.

Anonymous said...

The person who sold scrap has probably stolen a lot of stuff. The south end of the county is getting hit every day. Cops better catch theives before homeowners/business owners do.

Anonymous said...

I agree he should still be locked up.

Anonymous said...

RPM - She got an Iranian scientist who was helping us killed.

wordkyle said...

757 - The investigations found exactly what I said. Please point out what you think is incorrect. Oh, and also on what basis you think that.

wordkyle said...

Now that I'm a little more awake, here's a passage from a story by PBS, an organization not known as anti-Democrat:

Hillary Clinton and her team ignored clear guidance from the State Department that her email setup broke federal standards and could leave sensitive material vulnerable to hackers, an independent audit has found. Her aides twice brushed aside concerns, in one case telling technical staff “the matter was not to be discussed further.”

Pretty much what I said, no?