The Campaign For DA

8.25.2016

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts


  • Well, they finally found the body of the SMU officer who was swept away into Turtle Creek. (Before you jump on me, find once when I wrote that they wouldn't find him. People believe what they want to believe.)
  • While talking to a prosecutor yesterday, I opined that The Poor should be given a greater threshold/leeway to screw up before the criminal justice system crushes them. He, perhaps mockingly, referred to it as my "Ladies' Tee Theory."
  • Shout out to the Wise County JP who dropped by a copy of Skip Hollandsworth's The Midnight Assassin
  • An internal email from a suspended fraternity at TCU says, "We had a Gulf Shores spring break video produced by members of PC15 that went public on the internet and was posted on TCU fb wall that showed our members and other students raging like no tomorrow."  The phrase "like no tomorrow" is a good one. By the way, anyone have a link to that video?
  • That Burning Man event is about to fire up in the dusty Nevada desert. When I retire and go full hippy mode, I think I'll go to that. (I hope they accept me if I pull up in a Zephyr motor home.)
  • I made a reference to Lone Star Law two days ago and The Ticket had a game warden on this morning from the show.
  • It really is amazing that Trump is going to be crushed when Fox News gives him free advertising 24/7.  The "town hall" meeting with Hannity last night was comical.
  • The Surgeon General is sending this letter to every doctor warning of the "opioid epidemic." If a doctor needed a letter to inform him of this, he probably doesn't need to be a doctor.  
  • Courthouse trivia the other day: What was the name of Jan Brady's fake boyfriend?
  • The BagOfNothing.com guy asked yesterday why there aren't "speeding cams" like "red light cams". He must not have been a faithful reader during 2007 when I launched a campaign against Rhome who was using them. (The term "Nazi Cam" was born.) The State outlawed them shortly thereafter. Fighting for the common man can get tiring, but I persevere.
  • I'll admit it, the Dancing Pokemons are funny. Couple of versions by creative folks here.
  • I'm working on a Hot Sports Opinion regarding the very rare contract stalemate between the Chargers and third overall rookie pick Joey Bosa. And Bosa may be my new hero.
  • The "toy protest" against open carry at UT was pretty genius. How crazy is it that we all freak out to the nth degree over the "device" being seen in public but we are absolutely fine with a guy carrying a load AR-15 into the Waffle Hut?



72 comments:

Anonymous said...

Boy friends name was George glass

Anonymous said...

Waffle Hut? Is this a new LL venture?

Anonymous said...

Thank God they appear to have found the body of the SMU police officer. I would hate to think he was scamming us all this time.

Anonymous said...

barron, that RTG is awesome. one for the ages

SpanishWarDonkey said...

You have a lot of faith in your readers if you think any of them can read Italian.

Anonymous said...

To be fair, we're not all "absolutely fine" with a guy carrying a loaded AR-15 (or anything else, for that matter) into the Waffle Hut.

But thank our Puritanical roots. It's the same reason why you can show a guy getting decapitated in a PG-13 movie, but show a woman's nipple and it's rated R.

Anonymous said...

"It really is amazing that Trump is going to be crushed when Fox News gives him free advertising 24/7. The "town hall" meeting with Hannity last night was comical."

And... countdown to butthurt denials from Trump supporters who claim that the polls don't mean anything in three... two... one...

Anonymous said...

George Glass.

--Double Fake Jan Brady's Real Fake Boyfriend

Andy Stevenson said...

SMU policeman. I certainly would not have concluded from your posts that you said he would never be found. However, a least squares curve fit of your posts that demonstrate your disdain for LE would extrapolate in this case that you hope he would be found alive in some scandalous situation so you could continue to pour derision. Your disappointment that this was just another under paid civil servant who died serving others is clear.

Anonymous said...

In other news HRC's traveling press corps has not been allowed into any fundraisers on her swing through California. To date, Clinton has headlined over 320 fundraisers. Only five of them have been opened to her press pool.

SPEAKS VOLUMES OF HER "TRANSPARENCY" DOESN'T IT?

Anonymous said...

Burning Man is barely hippy anymore and is more drug fueled Yuppie.

Anonymous said...

George Glass

wordkyle said...

"...SMU officer...find once when I wrote that they wouldn't find him..." - Lawyerspeak. Hard to be wrong when you choose both sides of the coin.

Anonymous said...

Courthouse trivia the other day: What was the name of Jan Brady's fake boyfriend?

Leroy Burch? Dud Kennedy? Corby Davidson? Golden Boy Barry who had teenage angst? Delicious.

Triple Fake... said...

SMU officer:
I'm jumping on you! Your raised-eyebrow implication was that he would be found eventually, still alive, because he had conveniently arranged his disappearance.
You could make yourself a nice home in Turtle Creek, crawdad!

The thing that isn't surprising about media coverage of the nominees' campaigns is the bias and double standard. An article from the New York Times yesterday covered a fundraiser for Clinton in Provincetown, MA. They described it as "one of the country's gay capitals", presumably because gay icon Cher was introducing Clinton. There was no other mention of gay issues. Of Clinton, she said "This chick is just tougher than Chinese algebra." That was after she had labeled Trump a racist.
Would a speaker for Trump use that term for him without being criticized as insensitive? And would a conservative media outlet be allowed to use the "gay capital" term without some form of context?

Anonymous said...

I'm glad someone agrees with me on Bosa. I don't blame him one bit and all he really wants is his full signing bonus year one or a waiver of the offset language. You would think by making someone your 3rd pick you would budge on one of those 2 unless you are so unconfident in your pick you need the offset language protection.

On top of that the Chargers went nuclear yesterday by publicly stating they would only offer lesser contracts from here on out. This is a bad look for a team with a horrible reputation among players.

I'm proud of Bosa, hopefully he moves the needle a bit or at least inspires the NFLPA to grow a pair come next CBA. The rookie wage scale is a joke and only pretends to "protect" young players in case of injury or being cut. BS, there are a whole host of ways teams or their insurance companies can avoid paying out full guaranteed money if something happens. The NFL and it's teams are richer than ever, and got that way off the backs of poor young men willing to trade a few good years financially for poor future health and a shortened life span. You want someone's services so bad you pick them #3, you should pay them.

Anonymous said...

Hey,I can read Italian, don't understand a word of it but I can read it all day long!

Anonymous said...

Red light cameras are real traps. It is very common for the timing of the yellow to be too brief based on standard engineering recommendations and formulas for calculating yellow duration. The duration of the yellow is based on, among other things, the speed limit, the grade of the road, geography of the intersection, etc. I got a ticket at the camera on eastbound SH114 at Roanoke. At the top of the ticket it had a speed limit of 55 mph listed when in fact the limit was 60 mph at that time. On the way to my hearing I timed the light on multiple samplings and found out it was much too brief based on traffic engineering standards. Also the approach to the intersection was a 7% downhill grade which increases stopping distance and should result in a yellow light with a longer duration. Additionally, as you arrive at the intersection, there is a sign that warns of a hump that causes you to brake and slow down. If I had not of broke for the hump I would have entered the intersection while the light was still yellow (see comment above about geography of the intersection). All these factors cause the City of Roanoke to milk that fat cow for a lot of money. A short yellow light duration makes the City money but increases the death rate.

Ticket dismissed. Oh, if there is still a camera on US380 at the Wise County jail, someone might check the yellow duration with a stop watch and compare that to recommended timing for the set speed limit. There is a slight downhill grade for eastbound traffic but probably not enough to be significant.

Anonymous said...

Andy Stevenson --

You had me until you hit that underpaid part. I have three college degrees, honorably discharged from military, worked all my life, and rarely made over what LE makes in their first year!!!!! Additionally, I have had dangerous jobs that paid minimum wage that I had to get up and perform every day or I wouldn't eat.

Cops make too much as it is. Along with a license to kill and a free pass when they break other laws, they get way too many perks to be a paid state bully.

Don't like it? Then quit paying 'em so danged much! Most dangerous job, my @ss.

Anonymous said...

Decatur PD let everyone drive their patrol cars home no matter where they live? I meet a DPD SUV in Chico every morning and he's got a passenger. Free Taxi service?

That's over 7,000 miles a year worth of gas, wear and tear. Do the other departments get to drive city vehicles home, too? Good to know the city has so much money they can just throw it away.

DF Marvin Zindler

Anonymous said...

Jan Brady's fake boyfriend? Skippy

Anonymous said...

The proper phraseology is "like there's no tomorrow".

DF It's just a water heater guy

mzchief said...

"It really is amazing that Trump is going to be crushed when Fox News gives him free advertising 24/7. The "town hall" meeting with Hannity last night was comical."

Not really that "amazing" when you consider all the soft-ball questions as well as cover and diversion from all the lying, jeopardizing national security and influence peddling the MSM gives Hillary, 24/7.

One real question I have about Hillary Clinton as POTUS, WHAT will she do when Russia/N.Korea/China/Iran throws down the info they garnered from her unsecured server and demand SOMETHING? Will she do their bidding or suck it up and come clean? My money is on Hillary doing their bidding 'cause Clintons have NO experience on coming clean. Hillary was dangerous as Secretary of State and she'll be an even greater danger as POTUS.

Anonymous said...

So as a retailer I should let poor folks steal a little? Moron

Anonymous said...

Barry's stage 1 understanding of the "toy protest" shows the lack of nuance of leftist thought.

Anonymous said...

Barry, if BagofNothing turns up dead from his head exploding, it's your fault. He took that "left turn through a median" graphic you posted recently and beat it to death. I'm a little worried about him, to be honest.

Anonymous said...


Careful 10:55----

Geeding is the thinnest-skinned guy on the internet. You will also cause him great angst with your tongue-in-cheek comedy.

Anonymous said...

SMU Officer issue

What Barry said and what Barry "inferred" were two different things.

Barry being Barry.....jerk

Anonymous said...

Barry the self professed protector of the common man? Really?

What a joke. Credibility does not appear to be one of the goals of this little science experiment

Anonymous said...

The Clintons are excellent at gamesmanship. If you think every government doesn't already have dirt on every other government, you're even dimmer than I think you are.

And what, exactly, do they "have" on her? Or is this just some of that speculation that Wordkyle likes to hate on others for, while doing it himself?

Anonymous said...

Whose voting for Hillary? Raise your hand!

Anonymous said...

11:17:

You mean what Barry implied.
We all know what he inferred. Well, those of us who know what "inferred" actually means do.

Anonymous said...

I can tell you don't know anything about Provincetown. No matter what they say about it or who introduces Clinton, it is a very gay place. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

I agree about the Chinese algebra crack, but to the extent that there is a bias on race issues, clearly Trump has said things far worse. He has insulted Mexicans, Muslims, women, and openly mocked a man for his physical disability. Not just the people that introduce him, but Trump himself. When you catch Clinton making that sort of slur, let me know. I'll buy you a beer.

DF Welcher

Anonymous said...

Totally agree.

DF Banned by E-Harmony, I mean, BagOfNothing

Anonymous said...

So the alt-righters like Wordkyle and Mzchief think that the Clintons kill everyone that opposes or outs them, and yet they think they'll cave at the first threat by the Russians or N. Koreans?

Try to think that through, folks.

Anonymous said...

@ 10:53 AM's third-grade education did not cover satire.

The dildos on campus are metaphors for the guns on campus. You see, the discomfort you feel when you see a dildo is the discomfort college students feel knowing their classmates have firearms in their backpacks.

Additionally, the guns are meant to be ironic. Texas law bars the reckless display of obscene items. Yet, state legislators are willing to inject guns in classrooms on a campus still riddled with bullet holes and the emotional trauma from one of the worst mass-shootings in American history. To add insult to injury, "campus carry" became law on the 50th anniversary of the Tower massacre. In every other developed country, this absurdity is unfathomable.

You can keep your Second Amendment. We'll take the remaining Articles of and Amendments to the Constitution you didn't bother to—or rather, can't—read.

Anonymous said...

Whose voting for Hillary? Raise your hand!

Anonymous said...

3 college degrees and you couldn't even figure out a way to make a decent living...sounds like you might be educated beyond your intelligence!

Anonymous said...

Hillary has such big thunder thighs that she needs a step stool to get into her SUV.

Anonymous said...

Whose understanding of "whose" and "who's" surpasses that of a second grader? Raise your hand!

wordkyle said...

1139 - Please define "alt-righter." Mzchief and I are separated by a lot of area on a lot of issues. Any label that includes us both is pretty broad.

Anonymous said...

Andy hit it on the head regarding your musings on the SMU cop BG.
Proud of yourself now?
Now you can go back to ragging the swim team member that drowned.

Stop being a cynical UNT coffee cup.

Anonymous said...

SMU officer:


Anyone ever tell you that you lie like a rug?

Anonymous said...

The people that hate Trump are such racists. They don't like him just because he's white.

Anonymous said...

It's going to be so hilarious to watch all the spoiled, self absorbed libs cry and scream like little school girls when Donald Trump kicks Hilary'so big butt!

Anonymous said...

Haruka Weisser would have liked a gun or at least a big dildo to defend herself!

Anonymous said...

Barry - I don't know your email, but you should post the below video. It is two attorneys from the hill country, singing a song they wrote about not eating your weed. Super funny, and informative.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQZRA7wft1I&app=desktop

Anonymous said...

12:46 - And George W. Bush is responsible for the recent flooding in Louisiana.

Anonymous said...

"Alt-Right" is just a rebranding of white nationalism. So far in my years of reading both Wordy and Mzchief's posts I haven't detected even so much as a hint of white nationalist speak. To simply disagree with liberal policies is not "alt-right"!

Anonymous said...

I bet you could suck the sand out of a glass dildo!

mzchief said...

I can be called a LOT of unsavoury things and perhaps a goodly number of them could be considered accurate, however, "alt-righter/right-wing" would NOT be among the ones that would come close to being accurate.

IF you think I'm a Republican and/or right-wing, you've not been paying attention or you're just stupid.

Bear said...

@11:53

The 2nd amendment is the only reason you still have the others.

Don't take the chance that getting rid of the 2nd will make the others any better. Without the 2nd, the government would repeal all the others.

Anonymous said...

Why are her thighs relevant? Or did you just want to make a jerk statement?

If this is the only way you evaluate a candidate's worth, please don't vote.

OP

Anonymous said...

12:46, actually he is kinda orange. Maybe even tangerine.

DF Your Local Fake Tan Purveyor

Anonymous said...

I am very worried about by that UT protest with the large items dangling on the backpacks. Those things don't have their safeties engaged. What if they go off accidentally, especially the big black ones. Oh the horror! The Horror!

DF Better Living Through Plastics

Anonymous said...

Did someone mention my name?

DF George Glass

Anonymous said...

What the hell is Andy Stevenson talking about? Why would Barry want a cop to be killed? All of that seems a little dramatic.

Also, who woke up Mzchief? Not that it matters, does that moniker belong to a woman? If so, I find it surprising how conservative she seems to be. It's not a bad thing, just interesting. I'd like to know more, but her tone is usually so abrasive I have trouble focusing on the point.

Good talk.

Anonymous said...

12:58, you and Trump share a lot in common. You say a thing which is not true, and then believe it with all of your heart.

Narcissism is a helluva thing.

Anonymous said...

Donald Trump will kick Hillary's butt about like Barry Green kicked our current DA's butt in the latest race.

NO. CHANCE. IN. HELL.

Anonymous said...

I'm not a racist but I'm prejudiced against ignorance. Therefore, I'm opposed to Trump based on his demonstrated lack of knowledge and basic failure of intellectual curiosity.

Triple Fake... said...

I'm not disputing Provincetown's claim to being a (or THE) gay capital. You are correct that I don't know anything about it, or the rankings of gay enclaves, specifically or generally. It could be the gayest spot in the galaxy, more so than Uranus or the spaceport at Mos Eisley.
My point was that the article freely threw the term out there as a means to justify the crowd's reaction to Cher's comments, as if any was necessary, at a Clinton fundraiser.
And racially insensitive comments shouldn't get a pass regardless of Trump's sins, simply saying "We can use terms like that because we don't mean any offense in them."

Anonymous said...


E-Harmony----HAHAHAHA

That's a great description of Geeding's comment approval system. Say anything he doesn't agree with and....... BOOM...... Banned for life. The dude ain't a paragon of lively discussion, that's for sure.

Anonymous said...


8:44-------------

FYI--------- Boyfriend is all one word

Anonymous said...

Insert rants about Democrats, Chicago, Detroit, etc here. You have to distract locals from things that are really affecting their pocketbook. Can't upset the good ol boy system and their atv's, car allowances, etc

Anonymous said...

If you didn't ever say that the SMU Officer wouldn't be found, why did you post this portion of your statement? Wouldn't be necessary, would it?

(Before you jump on me, find once when I wrote that they wouldn't find him. People believe what they want to believe.)

wordkyle said...

303 - I won't argue your analysis of Trump's ignorance, it may be completely on point. However, the Democrat alternative is an individual who is smart, dishonest, and knows how to game the system. An ignorant person has the potential to be educated. A dishonest person has to be caught and punished, or else there's no incentive for them to ever be honest.

Anonymous said...

3:07-----------

FYI-------- The word "all" is unnecessary in your statement.

Anonymous said...

shut up, mzchief

Anonymous said...

4:00------

FYI------The words "in your statement" are all unnecessary in your statement!

Anonymous said...

Too shay, 4:00

Too shay-----------------------



(Touche) Sorry, I couldn't find one of them accent thingys on my keyboard

Anonymous said...



I'll bet the Bridgeport girls video was more like (no tomorrow) than the TCU bunch!
Of course the doctors know about the misuse of opioid they're buying farms with the money they make off it!
I finally figured out hat the gun and dildo deal was > They both have a calming effect if used properly !

Anonymous said...

Their patients are the one's who have bought the farm!