The Campaign For DA

9.29.2016

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts





  • Dez Bryant missed an MRI and more as he went AWOL for about a day and a half. The guy is such a knucklehead that I'm surprised we don't see stuff like this from him five to six times a season. But, in the grand scheme of things, he's been under the radar.
  • I think the Messenger should do a story on Freedom Texas I see referenced in the Update all the time: A "group [which] works to educate people about the sovereignty, security and self-sufficiency of Texas, and promotes its eventual independence."
  • Nothing like a constitutional conservative . . .
  • DPS got $800 million of your dollars for border security in the last legislative session. The result?  DPS Director Steve McGraw now says it made two counties safer but that all the crime just moved to other places along the border.  Can I get Vegas odds on him now asking for more money to waste by arguing that having more millions would allow them to secure more border counties? No one cons the legislature like this guy. 
  • A "radar dome" being assembled near Ennis looks mysteriously like a broken egg. 
  • I wonder if the Ennis Radar Dome would have fit into the Waxahachie Superconducting Super Collider.
  • There's some talk of putting a man on Mars. We need to have many more decades of waiting to get over the NASA waste from the post Apollo years. 
  • The guy who killed two people in a crazy spree in Cedar Hill and was later caught in Georgetown, Silvestre Franco-Luviano, had been deported three times. I bet Trump mentions him. Trump would be a fool not to mention him. 
  • A judge in Tarrant County in the Vandagriff murder (the TWU student) case ordered the defendant receive a mental competency exam. I'm confused about this. First, the guy hasn't even been indicted so its a little early to wonder if he is competent to stand trial. Secondly, the order was not from a district judge but from a magistrate judge. Is that routine down there?  
  • I learned a ton as a kid whenever Tennessee Tuxedo and Chumley would go visit Phineas J. Whoopee, and Mr. Whoopee would pull out his chalk board to explain something.  This summer, Mrs. LL was confused as to how a sail boat on Lake Bridgeport was moving against the wind. "Tacking," I said. How did I know that? Mr. Phineas J. Whoopee.
  • Cartoons have always been great educational tools. I bet they would work for adults if we were brave enough to try.
  • There was a murder in Arlington last night in a residential neighborhood. The female arrested is accused of shooting her fiancee at 3:00 or so in the morning. 
  • The kind-of-hot judge I've mentioned before (she got mad when a defendant was brought to court without pants, and let another defendant hold his baby) is in the news again after getting cussed out.
  • If you consider the movie plot of Tom Hanks' Big from the standpoint of the mother, it is a horror movie

47 comments:

Anonymous said...

The Decatur Messenger will never do an investigative story on secessionists. It would kill their circulation. You don't want to offend your customer base. That's why they stick to down home inspirational stories and reports of them winning a ribbon in the obscure distribution, small town newspaper contests.

Anonymous said...

If the world wasn't kept busy with Muslims killing each other over their different versions of craziness, and killing everybody else over their insanity, we could already have people on Mars, with cash left over!! Peace=Prosperity

Anonymous said...

The tale of two cities.
Greenwich Village, NY
Freedom,Tx

You feel threatened by one--and the other is put up on a shiny pedestal.
You see Green, here is how we roll. Greenwich Village can exist, prosper and enjoy its place on the map as long as it doesn't try to interfere with mine. This a concept for which Libs are incapable of understanding.
A Conservative looks at something and says as long as it doesn't effect me then -Live and let live.
A Liberal looks at something and is threatened if the conservative example is allowed to exist without social modification, placation, pacification, or outright abolishment--because at the end of the day--the libs cannot allow even the idea of that much Freedom (pun intended) to exist because, even one example of it, threatens their ultimate goal of obliteration of other political thought processes.

There will come a time in this country when a "divorce" is in order for the ultimate survival of the landmass. Conservatives would be fine with it. California and the other strongholds in the NE could go about their merry ways -all good--see ya.
Liberals on the other hand would never allow that to happen because, the Conservative region would always be a counter productive beacon--always illuminating the lib failures; and besides, who would pay for the failures? The prosperous ones.

Not Sam

Andy Stevenson said...

Judge in the media. Surely you troll. The guy is accused of murdering two teenagers who he thought knew too much about another murder he's accused of. He tells the judge I will get out and I know where you live.

Anonymous said...

Vandagriff murder case: It seems to be a pretty shaky case. I say that because they had to pull out the 'ol child porn thing. I'm also assuming that they obtained a warrant before searching said phone, because that was rulled illegal a few years back. I also raise question to this dudes roommate, as well as the time frame of reported events. How in the hell did the roommate not know something? And between killing, chopping up this poor gal, going to WalMart for a shovel, digging around a bit in the yard, taking the corpse all the way to Gvine Lake and burning it... Man, the time frame just doesn't really add up.

Anonymous said...

HEY NOT SAM YOU DON'T HAVE TO WRITE A DAMN WAR AND PEACE NOVEL EVERY TIME YOU LOG ON. GET YOUR POINT OUT SON AND MOVE ON.

Triple Fake... said...

Cartoons do work as educational tools for adults. They're targeted at adults, hence the prime-time slots and not relegated to Saturday mornings. Consider The Simpsons, Family Guy, Southpark, etc. They all regularly present complex current event topics, but the humor is intentional, as opposed to real life.
And some sharp-witted person out there will probably counter with "Ooh, Peter Griffin is the basis for Trump's cartoon character belief system!", so feel free to go for it.

Captain Eddie/NEVER Hillary said...

You're calling Trump a Constitutional Conservative? That's almost as funny as you trying to register as a Republican for DA. C'mon, Barry. Trump is not even CLOSE to being a constitutional conservative.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if Hillary will mention the illegal alien that was deported 3 times. She would be a fool to mention it. Liberal weenie snowflakes love their illegals. They have such compassion for law breakers.

Sam Brows said...

Best educational-ish cartoon going these days, for my money, is Phineas and Ferb.

Hey all caps guy, I thought Not Sam's point was reasonably brief and to the point. My question about that topic is: in any divorce where there are assets available for distribution, someone takes a haircut. So in Not Sam's example, who takes the haircut? The Feds have military bases in all areas of "landmass", not to mention the hardware and equipment found there, and their regional offices, national parks and their roads. How does a leaving state simply take possession of all that without repercussions?

Some 'splainin to do... said...

http://mobile.wnd.com/2016/09/mall-shooter-not-a-u-s-citizen-voted-in-3-elections/#6azESFw7BS7VklQK.99

Anonymous said...

Do you have any idea at all how "NASA waste" is part of your daily life, and has made you life better, in terms of the products, services, technologies you use directly or indirectly? Clearly, no.

Anonymous said...

The Texas independence nuts always assume that, upon independence, Texas would be as it is today in terms of population and economy and general. Nope. The exodus of people, talent, companies, dollars back to America would be tremendous, and then those independent-minded folks that remained would find themselves in quite the pickle.

Anonymous said...

A Conservative looks at something and says as long as it doesn't effect me then -Live and let live. - 9:12

HA! What a joke. A Conservative looks at something and says "I don't understand that. It doesn't conform to my particular belief system and needs to be illegal."

Anonymous said...

10:43 AM / Sam Brows....

Im thinking the "Come and take it" card would be played at that point.

-buyerninety

wordkyle said...

"Cartoons have always been great educational tools." - How many adults know about a particular subject because of Schoolhouse Rock? More than a few, I'll bet. (And the guy who wrote the majority of the music was Bob Dorough, raised in Texas and attended the University of North Texas.)

Anonymous said...

10:43 --

The government does it all the time. It's called civil forfeiture. Without repercussions? Not going to happen. The Libs will kill us all before letting us go on our merry way. That's why they call it tyranny. We live under it.

Anonymous said...

COME AND TAKE IT....

😂😂😂

Anonymous said...

Folks, we have a candidate for Mensa here. Let's all sit back and bask in his brilliance.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Does this include Obama, who has deported more illegals than any president, ever?

Or does it include Reagan, who gave amnesty to millions of illegals in 1986?

Rage

Anonymous said...

Well, if you study the period between 1861 and 1865, you know that it does not.

And the repercussions were so vast that the post-war amendments are what gave rise to the massive growth in the federal government. So, the South is a victim of its own failure where secession is concerned.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Trump could spend the whole debate outlining all the illegal aliens that have committed horrible murders in the US after having been deported. Weenies want to give them safe haven in tax funded sanctuary cities. SPEAKS VOLUMES DOESN'T IT?

Anonymous said...

11:00
Got a question that is just begging to be asked pertaining to your ignorant premise?
What were the high brow blue bloods doing here in the first place of this area wasn't prosperous and a great economy outside of the "highly refined" liberal bastions?
Please explain for us Neanderthals.

Not Sam

Anonymous said...

I watch cartoon porn on occasion...does that count?

Anonymous said...

The "Rage: Long March Through the Institutions" algorithm neglects to mention that the deportees were convicted felons thus unable to vote for Democrat candidates.

Anonymous said...

The Bible says the Earth is flat, why are we wasting money on the fictional Mars, trumped up by non-believers.

Anonymous said...

I love cartoon porn....

Anonymous said...

is drugz er alkehol involved??

Anonymous said...

Never seen such idiots bitch about the media for something you don't like, then quote it for something you do.

DF
Cherrypicker

Anonymous said...

To the person who calls herself Rage: admittedly, I am not the smartest person in the room, but I NEVER understand what you are trying to say. When I check your facts, they are wrong! Additionally, if any of the rest of us tried to post 3 or 4 messages in a row, it's likely Barry wouldn't approve.

Somebody said you are an internet bot. I don't think so. I think either you are Barry or you are a homosexual friend of Barry's and he thinks you are funny.

Anonymous said...

ISIS is coming. You're all going to die.

Anonymous said...

12:00 doesn't believe in God, but he hates him.

Anonymous said...

12:00

Chapter and verse please.

Anonymous said...

GREEN HAS MANY PSEUDONYMS ON HERE. RAGE IS ONE OF THEM. HE WILL DENY IT BUT HONESTY HAS NEVER BEEN HIS THING ANYWAY.

Anonymous said...



Rage- suicide son, it's the only way.
It is a infinite end to a life of habitual brain farts.
It will lend peace of mind to a guy with only a piece of one.
For the sake of all things good, bad or indifferent , get us out of your misery...........

Anonymous said...

Cartoons of a bygone era: Schoolhouse Rock! In particular, Conjunction Junction.

Anonymous said...

I don't think he is having a full on competency exam. The magistrates in Tarrant routinely order an examination for mental illness or mental retardation when a defendant makes any type of comment that he or she might harm themselves. Happens all the time from something as simple as defendant saying I wish I were dead.

Paranoid CYA. Cheaper to to a 15 minute eval than pay millions in a possible suit.

Anonymous said...

There is an actual person editing Rage's comments. They add the "ah shucks" inflection to make it appear authentic. They also help with the strategic direction.

Anonymous said...

Rage, Why don't you criticize the democrats that agreed with Reagan on immigration reform and didn't finance the agreement when it came to border enforcement. Another example of the democrats saying one thing and doing another. Read your history, dumbass.

Anonymous said...

Im checking in a little later in the day than usual. Most of your thoughts I chuckle at and laugh off. Occasionally you make me take a second look at a situation. But today you just pissed me off. Waste of the Apollo years?? Are you kidding me? Space exploration is worth every cent spent on it and its often done on a shoestring budget by people with more passion about their job than the average joe. Its thinking like this that led to the lack of foresight and budget that we are dependent on RUSSIA to get our Astronauts to and from the space station. Its a freaking national embarrassment! Finally we are about to return to space with the Orion program. I'd sink every spare dime we have into exploring space and our own planet. There is still so much we don't know. Exploration is in our DNA. The exploration of Mars is the next big leap, then the outer reaches of the solar system, then on to deep space. I really thought we would go to Mars in my lifetime but at 48 I'm beginning to have doubts. I really expect better from you Barry. Big dissapointment.

Anonymous said...

What don't you understand today, sugar?

That Reagan gave millions of illegals amnesty? That Obama has deported more than anyone else? Are you saying you checked those facts, and that they are wrong?

I'm not going to get into the post-war amendments with you. 99% of Americans don't understand them, and I'm certain you're not a 1%er in any respect. But suffice it to say that Republicans complain about the federal government, yet the federal government is what it is because "conservatives" back then tried to do something stupid. You can't cause the problem, and then complain about it. Well, you can and you do, but it makes you stupid.

Rage

Anonymous said...

1:25

You would be wrong, and you do realize, I'm sure, that Barry approves every post, even those that take shots at him.

You do realize that...right?

Anonymous said...

3:42 - You fo realize that Barry is on the long march through the institutions....right?

Anonymous said...

DEAR ALL CAPS PERSON. GO AWAY. YOU ARE CLEARLY NEW HERE.

GET WITH THE PROGRAM OR GET OUT.

DF ALL CAPS GUY

Anonymous said...

"There's some talk of putting a man on Mars. We need to have many more decades of waiting to get over the NASA waste from the post Apollo years."

First, this would be an NGO/governmental joint effort.
2nd, you sound like a climate denier. Suck it.

Anonymous said...

"Secondly, the order was not from a district judge but from a magistrate judge. Is that routine down there?"

Yes, in most other counties, magistrates can and do take part in procedural directives, unlike Wise County, where everything seems to be about the District Court Judge. How is a directive to establish competency any more intrusive than ordering a search warrant?

Anonymous said...

"The kind-of-hot judge I've mentioned before (she got mad when a defendant was brought to court without pants, and let another defendant hold his baby) is in the news again after getting cussed out."

Actually, after seeing her aplomb while being cussed out and threatened, she just got a lot hawter.

Tough lady. The county prosecutor had best be doing right by her.