The Campaign For DA

9.22.2016

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts


Posted because that's Dallas in the background.


  • The Desoto volleyball team took a knee during the National Anthem. 
  • It's interesting that some say the taking of a knee shows disrespect to the military. Those protests aren't related to the military. And do some people "see" only the military when they look at the flag?  Maybe so. I guess your reaction to the protests (and why you protest) might be directly related to what you "see" in the flag.
  • The Chancellor of UT used a theme of "what you should see" in the flag in a fantastic memo a couple of weeks back where he encouraged all at UT to stand during the anthem.
  • I ended up watching CNN most of last night which was airing live shots of the Charlotte protests. Man, they have lots of cops and lots of riot gear. And, yes, a ton of people actin' a fool.
  • Rioters attempted to break into the NASCAR Hall of Fame but were unsuccessful. Thank goodness. Otherwise we would have a modern day Fort Sumter on our hands.
  • This artistic photo from the night before:
  • Last year, Fort Worth's Sid Bass "shelled out up to $125 million in what many financial observers label a straightforward loan" to Blue Bell in order to save it from a recall crisis. I wonder how he's doing?

  • The brother of Jonbenet Ramsey plans to sue CBS after a show involving a panel of experts "concluded" that the brother was the most likely killer. I'm no defamation expert, but that sounds like opinion which is generally protected speech. 
  • "A two-vehicle accident sent a car careening into a wall outside the Bridgeport Public Library Wednesday morning." Where's Trump when you need him?
  • There was some blurb in the news about Trump supporting New York's "stop and frisk" policy and would want to expand it nation wide. I've never understood that policy and I'm guessing no one else does either. Everyone in law enforcement knows (or should know) what the controlling constitutional rules are in that arena.  No law -- from city ordinance to congressional statute -- can change them.
  • My Arochi trial prediction was pretty good if I do say so myself. A guilty verdict but only after many, many hours. That's consistent with an original 90% vote to convict with 1 or 2 jurors struggling very hard with reasonable doubt.
  • Anthony Weiner was busted for sexting an alleged underage girl. Last night on CNN, Jeffrey Toobin said it was a crime only if the girl was, in fact, under age. Not so in Texas. If the other person represents themselves to be underage, even if that's a lie, you can get in trouble. Even if it's an undercover sting operation. (Criminal legal folks: The Court of Criminal Appeals yesterday agreed to hear a case attacking the constitutionality of the Texas statute.)
  • I'd like to know more about the "North Texas Giving Day" as in what-is-the-administrative-cost-of-this-deal.  


39 comments:

Anonymous said...

All I would like to see is that anyone "taking a knee" can actually verbalize and coherently state his or her reason for doing it; and for that reason to have at least some shred of independent thought by that person.

Anonymous said...

The Jon Benet thing is interesting. Seems to come down to the police who made evidence fit their theories vs. the prosecutor's office who hired outside investigators because they thought cops got it wrong. I watched a special on A & E two weeks ago that was 4 hours long and pointed out all the police errors and brought forward the new dna evidence that caused the prosecutor to exonerate all members of the Ramsey family and formally apoligize. I guess the CBS special didn't use that information.

Anonymous said...

Seriously? Get rid of the cops in Charlotte? Why...so the fine citizens can go around with rags and bottles of Windex and shine up all the storefronts so that their city sparkles?

Anonymous said...

Hey dummy it's called a bunch of thugs rioting. not protesters...thugs. Get it right next time.

Anonymous said...

"The Chancellor of UT used a theme of "what you should see" in the flag"

You mean a conservative white guy is telling black people what they should see and believe?

Man, that's never happened before.

Rage

Anonymous said...

"No law -- from city ordinance to congressional statute -- can change them."

I don't understand what you mean in making this statement. The Constitutional rules as well as congressional statutes are being de facto rewritten. They have been ignored over and over again and in increasing frequency by those who say the Constitution is a living document, but do not go through the process of changing it, because they do not have the votes to do so. Our current administration is regularly selectively enforcing as they see fit. One glaring example is in the 2nd Ammendment: "the right of the people,..., shall not be infringed.". We are arguing over what that means???

Anonymous said...

The Desota volleyball protest is about fear of police, something I don't understand but I was taught to respect the police and what to do when stopped. Protesting the flag is divisive. The flag represents freedom that came with a big price and I doubt the girls understand all the sacrifice throughout our history for the flag to wave over the land of the free and the home of the brave.

Fear is a destructive force for evil. Kids need to be taught respect. If they want a good life, respect is the key to success.

On the Jonbennet Ramsey brother TV special, I don't know how CBS can be sued after Dr. Phil had two days of interviews with a conclusion that no member of the Ramsey family was involved. CBS gave a balanced review of the death.

I watched the thugs in the streets acting like little hoodlums on CNN last night thinking we need to bring back the military draft and boot camp! I have no patients with anarchy!

Anonymous said...

Too bad that this guy in Charlotte has to be holding a gun as he "reads a book while waiting to pick up his kid".

Anonymous said...

From that intercity group of thugs comes high crime, low school test scores, low IQs, and high murder rates. Get it? They brought these characteristics with them from Africa where the same problems are normal today. Go back to school and study Darwin if you don't understand it. Am I a racists because I believe Darwin?

Triple Fake... said...

"A two-vehicle accident sent a car careening into a wall outside the Bridgeport Public Library Wednesday morning." Where's Trump when you need him?

Is there any rational explanation for this comment? Because my head went beyond exploding right after the big question mark formed over it.
Trump...wall?
FAIL!

Anonymous said...

I watched both nights of the CBS Jonbennet Ramsey case and the 4 hour program on another channel. I also watched one of Dr. Phil interview with the brother. It appears the brother, who was nine, probably killed his sister by hitting her on the head with a flashlight and the parents covered it up. The interview with the 911 dispatcher, the family photographer who told of the brother hitting his sister with a golf club and the evidence that Jonbennet had a piece of pineapple partially digested in her stomach that she had taken from her brother's late night snack proved he was the last person who saw her alive.

It was and still remains a family tragedy.

Anonymous said...

9:00, Cuz i SeEn KaWlUn PenSilNeCk do It oN dA Tv anD now I bE on Da Tv

Anonymous said...

Skippy, Are you serious about watching anarchy and riots on TV and calling it protests? When George Soros, cockeyed Hillary's partner in crime, funds Black Lives Smatter, this is what you get.

Anonymous said...

9:22--thanks for the explanation, because I sure didn't get it. Pretty far reach, B. And very sad, at that.

Too bad they didn't tear up the Nascar HoF, because all the fans would have gone all redneck on their asses and gotten the place back in order!

DeSoto ISD should be embarrassed. Bet the kids can't even spell "FLAG", much less know what they are "protesting".

Anonymous said...

All niggers should bow down and take a knee during the Anthem. Good on them for knowing their place.

Anonymous said...

Good ole' small town "Rage." Just callin' em' like it sees em'.

Anonymous said...

You wonder how Sid Bass is doing? Here's how well he's doing. His investment in Blue Bell compared to his worth equates to a person that has $500,000 in the bank paying cash for a Honda Accord, and he has the car as an asset. I think Sid Bass is going to sleep well tonight, at least from a financial point of view.

Anonymous said...

I'm gonna' go out on a limb and say you've never had even a JuCo Con Law class...

Rage

bencat said...

Regarding what matters here, very mediocre RTG this morning. Step up yo' game.

Anonymous said...

I imagine Sid Bass is doing just fine. The article you linked said people were lining up at 5 in the morning when Blue Bell went back on the market. He's made back his investment and then some.

Anonymous said...

Rage, I took a JuCo Con law class and the first thing they taught us was how to gouge your client on their bill. That's all it took for me to know that ambulance chasing wasn't for me. It was a job left up to liberal weenies. No thanks.

RPM said...

Read the funeral notice for Bill Benham in the Update. He was quite a guy. One of the funniest men I've ever known.

Anonymous said...

9:14 - are you a doctor? If so, it is good to hear that your patients do have anarchy, as I didn't know that was a condition. If in fact it is a disease, then this explains so much. Thanks for your insight!

Also, the rest of your article was great, especially that part where you state "fear is blah, blah evil" and kids need to be taught respect. It sounds like you plan on instilling some fear into these kids. Sure seems a bit circular to me...

Good talk.

Anonymous said...

In other news, cancer is devastated to learn it has been diagnosed with Rage.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, but look where that got him. (You know he would appreciate that joke)!

Anonymous said...

11:24 - I'm not sure what ambulance chasing has to do with Constitutional law, but then again, I never took the JuCo class, so I'm not the expert that you are.

Anonymous said...

crook

Anonymous said...

9:14 where the heck is DeSota & if you have no "patients" with anarchy, then those patients must not be sick enough to see a doctor.

Anonymous said...

You're using Darwin as your excuse.

Anonymous said...

That's a jerk statement

Anonymous said...

I have no patience with patients, and no patients with patience.

Dr. Seuss

Anonymous said...

ALL THIS TALK OF AMBULANCE CHASING IS GETTING ME EXCITED!!!

DF BU

Anonymous said...

@9:17 - what you are describing is called "Social Darwinism", which is by and largely discredited by anyone who isn't racist. Maybe if you went back to school you would "get it".

Anonymous said...

True statements often are!

Anonymous said...

Pick a tiny, rotten limb on a tall tree!

Anonymous said...

Only because political correctness trumps real science on this subject! Any honest scientist would be branded as racist and have their career ruined for having the courage to let the science decide.

Anonymous said...

"If I went back to school" I would not have the same professors that I had back in the 1960's. If they were still around and applying for a job at one of today's universities they would not get hired. If I wrote the same papers today that I wrote then I would get a F instead of an A. I still understand and believe what they taught then, not what is taught now. The data still supports the facts.

Anonymous said...

Knowing that you missed on the murder case caused me to have a good day ! Next time we will have you bail him out, represent him and he can stay at your House with the girls .

Anonymous said...

RTG= I love that big meaty ass