The Campaign For DA

9.21.2016

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts



  • While you were sleeping: A deadly police shooting in North Carolina resulted in protests.
  • As you awake: Streets around Times Square are shut down due to suspicious packages.
  • Arochi verdict prediction: Guilty with less than a 10% chance of a hung jury.
  • I don't think I would personally find him guilty. The case is a perfect example of "beyond a reasonable doubt" and how it applies to each juror. Do I think the guy may have done it? Yes. Did he probably do it? Yeah. Do I have any doubt about his guilt? Well, sure. Are any of those doubts reasonable to me? Yes. That means a "not guilty" vote in America's jury rooms (when it works.)
  • I've always wanted to do away with jury selection and just show the jury panel Basic Instinct and then see a show of hands regarding their belief in the guilt of Sharon Stones' character. 
  • If Jacqueline Vandagriff, the deceased girl whose body was found by Lake Grapevine, met her killer through a "dating" site, I'm stunned we haven't had a story like this before. (And the more I read about that Vandagriff case the more it sounds like something right out of American Psycho.)
  • Cell phone towers and surveillance footage have been big players in both the Vandagriff case and in the Arochi's trial since they are both are who-done-it cases.
  • How far do you think you could go before there is no digital trail of your movement (phone, bank, cell records or photos/video)?  Can you even walk away from where you are at this moment without it being digitally documented? 
  • Sheriff Joe is still a birther
  • I asked yesterday why Trump wasn't in Florida since it was beyond important to him. Now I've learned that Hillary will basically spend her entire week there. Trump needs the state to even have a chance. She wins the presidency if she takes Florida. She's there for the kill. 
  • "Door prize" is an outdated term.
  • Trump tweet from February:
  • Within 10 years, I think we will all know several people who will own self-driving cars. (Heck, the government is already firing off rules and regulations for those things.) 
  • I've said it before, self-driving cars will have an economic impact we can't even imagine. (Less need for body repair, insurance, cops, lawyers, and medical care.) 
  • I kind of enjoyed seeing the head of DPS, Steve McCraw, being grilled in Austin yesterday (paper below). But his comments on the settlement in the Sandra Bland case, which included de-escalation training by DPS, were odd.  He said, in what seemed a dismissive way, that DPS already provides 76 hours of "embedded" de-escalation training. So did the Sandra Bland settlement require more training? DPS later officially said it had: "not settled litigation regarding Sandra Bland” and was not a party to any agreements 


38 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey, can Wordy come in here again and tell us how the definition of 'conservative' means 'thoughtful and deliberate'?

For reference, please include in your answer how that fits within the context pf Dan Patrick, Ken Paxton, and Greg Abbott.

Thanks.

Anonymous said...

"protests" involve people standing, sitting, singing to make a wrong recognized. "Riots" are large groups of people hurting other people including innocents, damaging personal property of others and looting goods. Let's call this what it is for once!

Anonymous said...

What DPS is saying "We already train de-escalation but if telling you that adding more training makes you fell better then we will add more training." And they WILL add the training. What DPS should be training however is "Yes you are a state trooper but that mismatched uniform doesn't authorize carte blanche d%#k-head behavior. Dial it back and be a professional."

Anonymous said...

Skippy, Your boy Nate Silver is now saying Trump has a 48% chance of winning. And your girl cockeyed Hillary doesn't have any appearances planned all week until the debate. She's at the eye doctor getting her left eye stabilized. And 12 of her super PAC's are being investigated for money laundering. Still feeling good about her chances now?

Anonymous said...

Another workplace violence occurred in Charlotte.

Anonymous said...

Sheriff Joe is still a birther. WOW. That rumor Hillary started about Obammy being born in Kenya really took roots.

Anonymous said...

these rioters shoyld target the person doing the killing. not random innocent people.
DO IT RIGHT !!

Anonymous said...

As you awake: Streets around Times Square are shut down due to suspicious packages.


With all that surveillance????

Anonymous said...

I've said it before, self-driving cars will have an economic impact we can't even imagine.
(Less need for lawyers, lawyers, lawyers, lawyers, and lawyers.)

Thanks the Lord!

Anonymous said...

BU for your sake I hope they have self driving ambulance chasing cars!

Anonymous said...

Did climate change deniers notice the "warmest summer" ever heading? This follows the warmest winter. Of course, this means in recent history since the industrial revolution.

Triple Fake... said...

If you think insurance companies and lawyers will start losing money because of self-driving cars, you're likely to believe just about anything!

Scanning the page of the Google results for the NC shooting/protests:
some stories said he got out of his car, and one said he was reading a book in his car when he was shot. That's a fairly wide variance on reportage

When you show Basic Instinct to the jury panel, will it be edited for content? I mean, they show her smoking...and some other stuff

"Hello, Jerry!"
Triple Fake Newman

Anonymous said...

And Rhome gets another police chief....wonder how long this one will last

Anonymous said...

Obama was a birther when he was in college. He was opposed to gay marriage too.

Anonymous said...

10:14 does that include the summer of 1980?

wordkyle said...

Hey 859, "Conservatism" is a philosophy, not a politician. Since you expressed interest, here's a nice primer on Conservative thought. (Pay particular attention to the passage about the need for prudent change.)

Thanks for the opportunity to introduce Conservative thought to others.

Anonymous said...

The birther issue, who cares ?at this point it is a distraction from all of Hillarys dirty laundry. And once again you goofy libs are trying to tell us we didn't see or hear what we saw and heard back in 2007. Hillary and /or her campaign started the whole Obama birther thing and Odingdong is responsible also for withholding his records which by the way ,we still don't know for sure who he really is. His Senate campaign said he was the first senator from Kenya. I lived in Chicago at the time. I know what I heard.

Anonymous said...

Sharon Stone definitely did the ice pick murder in Basic Instinct. We all know that. Along with her lesbian lover the police psychiatrist.

DF O. J. Simpson

Anonymous said...

So, no mention of how Texas R's are prudent, or even conservative? Now "conservative thought" is somehow different than the non-political definition of 'conservative'?

All that juking you have to do to dance around the issues is going to throw out a hip.

Anonymous said...

10:14 - I really enjoyed this summer's temps. I'm looking forward to a mild winter too.

Anonymous said...

Have to disagree on the self driving cars. They will follow speed limit, keep distances, signal, and do all the other stuff drivers are supposed to do. They will be getting hit left, right, and center by people posting snapchats, late for church, and other Type A drivers. As a result, the lawsuits will fly as people blame the technology.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the link Wordkyle.

Anonymous said...

This country is totally corrupt. If you are a liar and you keep a straight face and continue to lie then what you say becomes a fact even to those who originally knew you were a liar. You people who believe the Obama birth certificate is not forged then explain why there are multiple typewriters used on one document. Typewriters in 1961 could not change the size and shape of a letter on the fly. I will be a birther until that change of font is explained and believable. Lying with a straight face even when you believe what your are saying is a non-truth is a talent that is learned by successful defense attorneys. They are compensated with public funds for doing exactly that.

Anonymous said...

North Carolina-- Because nothing says "peaceful protest" like burning things and looting. The nigger just cant help but add a dash of violence in everything it does. Its a subhuman species, if you ask me.

Anonymous said...

11:12 - At this point, what difference does it make?

Anonymous said...

Of course Wordy wouldn't give you a straight answer. FOX News didn't give him any talking points for that question.

Anonymous said...

Found this from last year about Rhome's new Chief of Police. Seems like he will be dealing with the same issues as before.

“It is with a heavy heart that I share that today I resigned my position as Chief of Police of Ferris.

“I have been battling a couple council people for a long time who wanted me gone because I would not do what they wanted in the areas of who to fire, who to hire and who to promote.

wordkyle said...

Nope. It's not my job to excuse politicians for not meeting my ideal of Conservatism. You asked for a definition of Conservative and I provided it. Thanks for the opportunity.

Anonymous said...

To the person who always references Barry chasing ambulances...I doubt he has ever even handled a personal injury case. Not his shtick. But your ambulance shtick is very tired. Please stop.

Anonymous said...

12:10 - Wow, you really straightened them out.

Anonymous said...

11:12--Don't you think, especially after the Dan Rather fiasco, that if they wanted to fake a document they'd match the fonts? I mean, he was running for president. You don't Ginn they would have done it right?

Anonymous said...

12:10 - Cmon BU at least sign your name. You ambulance chaser you. QUICK I think I here sirens! Go boy Go!!!

Anonymous said...

12:24 not funny.

12:52 funny.

Anonymous said...

Well one of the council members used to live in Ferris. I bet he was a friend or family. It seems to be the Rhome way

Anonymous said...

You can't convince me otherwise that Frank Marshall Davis isn't Obammy's father. The timeline of him knowing Obammy's mother and her posing in lingerie for photographs for him and being a mentor for Obammy. Same goes for Webster Hubbell being Chelsea Clinton's dad. The resemblance is just too hard to dispute.

Anonymous said...

hard facts there4:37. you got it.

Anonymous said...

1:54 was BUGuy responding to his own stuff.

Anonymous said...

Rhome's chief needs to get rid of the people who came there from other departments after being fired. That department gets the people with questionable backgrounds or the ones fired after being on TV