The Campaign For DA

9.06.2016

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts




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  • Fox 4's Saul Garza posted a scenic shot yesterday morning at Joe Pool Lake . . . right before they resumed searching for a body
  • Isn't this a crazy crime in Wichita Falls sort of hovering off the radar?: On Friday afternoon, two 13-year-old girls were shot as they walked home from school, killing one and wounding the other. I say "off the radar" yet I saw it from People magazine. 
  • Rural prosecutors are now causing rising prison incarceration rates?  Here's a New York Time's story which suggests the answer is yes (and even includes a interactive graphic for every Texas county.)
  • The Catholics kind of fudge it on this "two miracle" thing when it comes to sainthood, right? 
  • Regarding whether the UT quarterback heard negative "Boooooos" or positive "Swooopes", I'm strongly sticking with my contention they were "boos" with one slight change. There might have been many, many "Oh, nooo, Swoooopes" or "Sheesh, it's Swoooopees" or flat out "Noooooooo!"  Texas has been seeking a QB since McCoy. Charlie Strong hadn't committed to one publically.  Shane Buechele came out and gave the masses hope. Not one of them wanted to see Swoopes. I know how the Empire thinks.
  • Ennis police killed someone last night. This one involves an allegation of driving a vehicle in the direction on an officer. 
  • A new dishwasher it is. I engaged in some quantum-physics-benefit-cost-unhappy-spouse analysis regarding the one which has broken down and came to the conclusion of, "Oh, screw it. Let's get a new one."
  • For the first time I can remember, the Dallas Morning News will not endorse the Republican nominee for president saying that Trump "is not qualified to serve as president and does not deserve your vote."
  • It may not mean anything, but the Washington Post said this morning that Hillary leads Trump by 1 in Texas.
  • Saw the obituary of my assistant Pee Wee football coach.  It made me realize how kids of all ages never forget their coaches.
  • I think this is weird: A group photo posted by a Dallas judge after a $36 million judgment in her court (Side notes: (1) There was a $36 million judgment? For what? (2) Tell me the defense lawyer isn't in the photo. That's not where I would want to be. (3) Trials aren't parties.)

  • A Houston area DPS trooper is in serious condition after his parked car was hit. 
  • Breaking: CBS 11 is reporting that "sources" say Dallas DA Susan Hawk will resign today.


45 comments:

Anonymous said...

Staci Williams is certifiable. Has been for years. She only got elected as a weird payback thing among the democrats who supported her in the primary against Marty Lowy, to punish Lowy for filing an ethics complaint against Carlos Cortez (who also lost his primary).

Anonymous said...

It's strange there is no mention of the guy shooting at law enforcement in NE Wise County Saturday evening. The guy said he was ready to die by gunfire. Multiple SWAT units requested, DPS helicopter even came from Mesquite to assist. Sheriff Akin was able to talk him down.

Anonymous said...

Wouldn't "being guilty of a crime" also be a cause for rising incarceration rates? Who are rural prosecutors going to prosecute if people aren't selling drugs, doing home invasions, setting fires or beating up or killing?

Will the prosecution vans that just go around netting and throwing random Wal Mart shoppers or people working in their yards in jail?

Anonymous said...

With all due respect, you don't know how the "Empire" thinks. The fans love Swoopes, just not as a starter. We know what he can do in the 18-wheeler package. I've been there when he comes in & it is Swoopes the fans are yelling.

Anonymous said...

" The Catholics kind of fudge it on this "two miracle" thing when it comes to sainthood, right? "

When they reduced the number of miracles required from three to two I thought I was in striking distance...I only needed one more miracle to be canonized.

But then they disallowed card tricks as miracles so I still need two.

Anonymous said...

You must have been sitting in the student section. Anyone who knows anything about football knows Swoopes shouldn't be on the field. Certainly not as a one-trick pony.

They were boos. I was booing too.

Anonymous said...

Years ago I thought that the Dallas Morning News was bias against Republicans. So I stopped by the county voter registration office and searched records on DMN editorial page writers and guess what? With the exception of one, they all voted in the Democrat primary. Who one voted for is not public record but what primary they vote in was. Democrats almost totally dominate the news media in this country except for FOX. Back in World War II it was called brainwashing.

Anonymous said...

"I know how the Empire thinks."

Is this a Donald Trump doubling down bit? You're wrong on this one. Best just accept it and move on. It was "Swoooopes!". Just watch the next game at UTEP. And for the record, you don't know how "The Empire" thinks.

DF Craig Way

Anonymous said...

The Catholics kind of fudge it on this "two miracle" thing when it comes to sainthood, right?

Better watch what you say about the Catholics.
Look what happened to my life after I did!


DF Sinead O'Connor

Anonymous said...

the Dallas Morning News will not endorse the Republican nominee for president



.....and here I thought the DMN was owned by conservatives!

Anonymous said...

Looks like the Messenger's website has been hacked. Getting a malware alert for www.studioretazzi.com .

Anonymous said...

Ennis police killed someone last night. This one involves an allegation of driving a vehicle in the direction on an officer.




Sounds like a good shoot to me.

Anonymous said...

Hey whatever happened with your kayaking, little buddy? You're not too weak for that now are you?

wordkyle said...

Trump is fighting a battle on two fronts, against both Democrats and establishment Republicans. The Republicans have used invective against him that they have never, and would never, use against a Democrat. Trump is very much an imperfect candidate. But what he has done is diminish the influence the establishment Republicans have over the party, and that makes them hate him. They must destroy him.

And the Democrat alternative admitted her brain damage to the FBI, is worried about Russian hacking her e-mails, has already sold herself to foreign interests, and compulsively lies to cover her crimes.

Anonymous said...

DA Hawk resigning.

Well you finally got your wish, huh?

Anonymous said...

As I said yesterday, using Swoopes this way worked very well for Oklahoma with Blake Bell! Anyone booing this is a colossal idiot!

Anonymous said...

The majority of Fox people vote Democrat as well. They are just there to make money by giving a conservative viewpoint so old people have something to watch.

Triple Fake... said...

Thinking (hoping) the crowd was booing a sensible offensive strategy is influenced by your dislike/hatred of "the Empire", evidenced by your perpetually labeling them as evil.
I like the Longhorns and I root for them because they're the flagship team for the state. I also root for any Texas-based team that plays against someone from out of state. The only time I'm on the "horns" of a dilemma is when two teams from the state play each other. Then I would generally root for the team that has the best shot at making the playoffs.

Don't try to extrapolate that state loyalty to county sports teams. It don't work that way!

sparkerr said...

I agree with 9:04. As he said, we UT fans love Swoopes, although we ARE glad he is not the starter. He could have quit or given up after his disastrous freshman year, but he didn't. He kept giving it his all while still facing a lot of negativity. Fans admire that; the same fans that were so upset with his playing his freshman year.
The 18 Wheeler package fits his skills just right.

And another reason to love him is how supportive he has been of Buechele, a true freshman, getting the starting job. He has a great attitude and that is important.

Anonymous said...

10:02 - Try again, but this time, please to make some sense. Right now you just sound like an an inexperienced child.

Anonymous said...

QB Tyrone Swoopes was named Big 12 Co-Offensive Player of the Week, DT Chris Nelson was named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week and QB Shane Buechele was named Big 12 Newcomer of the Week.

Co-Offensive Player of the Week
QB Tyrone Swoopes, Sr.
Whitewright, Texas (Whitewright)

•Quarterback Tyrone Swoopes rushed 13 times for 53 yards and three touchdowns on Sunday night in a 50-47 2OT victory against No. 10 Notre Dame.
•His third touchdown, the game-winner in double-overtime, clinched Texas' first win over a Top-10 opponent at home since 2008 and their first such win in a season-opener since 1980.
•Swoopes' first touchdown of the night came from one yard out, as he rushed over right end and plowed into the end zone to give the Longhorns a 21-14 halftime lead.
•Swoopes then impressed in the overtime sessions, scoring both of Texas' touchdowns. In the first overtime, he rushed in from three yards out to give UT a 44-37 lead.
•In the second OT, after Texas had fallen behind 47-44, Swoopes found the end zone from six yards out to give UT the win.
•With his 53 yards rushing, Swoopes is now seventh among QBs in school history with 845 yards rushing. His three touchdowns move him into a tie for third among QBs with 20.

Swoooooopes!

Anonymous said...

Giving old people (like myself)something to watch...is that better? Just watch the commercials targeting the over 50 demographic. And it is no secret that Fox news was created to fill a void and that the bulk of their talent wasn't recruited for personal political views, it was to keep old fogies tuned in.

10:02

Anonymous said...

what does the DMN have to say about Hillary?

Anonymous said...

Do you think that criminal behavior also is an important factor in determining how many people are in prison? Or is it just that there are too many prosecutors, law officers and victims? Yeah, that's it...maybe the VICTIMS are to blame for allowing themselves to be increasingly victimized. "Too many victims." One thing is for darn sure...it's not the criminals' fault. Not any more.

Anonymous said...


Certainly there are enough brain cells (left) on this blog-site for rational thought?
Why does the commentator constantly defame and critique one party candidate and ignore up to murder from the other?
Why do the same people retort the leftist media driven barrage of one sided hate? Distraction sheoeple, just plain ole distraction.
Clinton has already been placed, elected and the popular vote in this country will teach you all finally that you are participants and nothing more.
You do not elect Presidents, effect change in Government or have any say concerning much in this country. I (no doubt) will suddenly disappear and cannot offer further conjecture. You are on your own, She will destroy you and this country. Good Luck

Anonymous said...

Hey retard it was swooooooooooopes. Did you hit your head again?

Anonymous said...

And yet he can't hold a starting gig, and UT was awful last year. But hey, I guess with the bar being set so low that you have to copy Baylor's offense, to someone like you I guess a couple of plays from 3 yards out is a BIG DEAL.

BOOOOOOOOOO

Anonymous said...

you are participants and nothing more. You do not elect Presidents, effect change in Government or have any say concerning much in this country.




I totally agree.

sparkerr said...

Plus, it would be useless and silly to "boo" Swoopes because you would know that the "ooooo" sound is one of support for him.

Now what are we going to yell for Buechele? Bue......
It's all good if you are a Longhorn.

Anonymous said...

@1:14...Because our host enjoys exercising his 1st amendment rights. I disagree with most things BG says (we agree that weed is less harmful than tequila) but he has an absolute right to be wrong just like that dope Kaepernick.

Anonymous said...

I don't care which of the 2 worse candidates in our history for President is elected but please Hillary haters stop using the she lies all the time whine, Trump lies ever speech and when flat out caught lies about saying even when its recorded. Most politicians lie or at least stretch the truth. Term limits are needed.

Anonymous said...

At the 1994 National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, Mother Teresa surprised Bill and Hillary Clinton with scathing remarks against abortion as they sat close to her. She called abortion “a war against the child, a direct killing of the innocent child, murder by the mother herself.”

“Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching its people to love, but to use any violence to get what they want. This is why the greatest destroyer of love and peace is abortion,” she said. President and First Lady remained quietly seated as the entire room erupted into a standing ovation after her speech

Anonymous said...

If you think UT under Strong is anything like OU, well, you shouldn't be throwing around names.

Anonymous said...

I'll take 'non-sequiturs that would make Wordkyle proud' for a $1,000, Alex.

(Man I hope it's a daily double.)

DF Logical Guy

Anonymous said...

Leftist like Barry just want to watch the world burn.

Anonymous said...

Genius 3:10 said

Trump lies ever speech

Classic Barry sheep

Anonymous said...

So glad that crazy assed Susan Hawk is outta there. She looks like The Joker with those fake lips!

Anonymous said...

3:28 PM

Zealot.

Anonymous said...

Oh Please, 1:14pm. Destroy this country? Nope. Do things her way (many of which I disagree with)? Yep. We survived Dick Nixon. We survived Jimmy Carter. We survived Bill "the party animal" Clinton. We survived George W. and Barack (yes, a couple of moths left). We will survive Hillary (if she is the one). No need to crawl into the concrete bunker for the next four years. You will miss all the entertainment.

DF Molly Ivins

Anonymous said...

Susan Hawk out? Somebody give the Governor my number. Swap one hawk for another.

DF The Texas Law Hawk

wordkyle said...

310 - The major difference is what the two candidates lie about. Trump lies about what he saw in a video. Clinton lies about exposing classified information to foreign agencies. See the difference?

Anonymous said...

4:11 come on read and use what little brain you have ,so typical of small minded sheep following neocons. The post said both were terrible, no promoting of anything liberal or supportive of Dems or this blog Just dared to challenge Trump so automatically their promoting some liberal agenda. What a crock. By the way Trump IS as big a liar as they come and so is Hillary vote Johnson or stay home in protest

Anonymous said...

*cough**cough*? I thought Hilary was doing your blog there for a minute....

Anonymous said...

4:55

Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Yes - I'm a Swoopes fan, too. He played his part well.