The Campaign For DA

10.07.2016

Random Friday Morning Thoughts


  • Those dividing line reflectors on the pavement are a great invention when driving in the dark in the rain with no street lights. How do they get those to stick anyway? 
  • "The Clown Lives Matter" march by the professional clown association was very underappreciated. It truly, in every since of the word, was a clown move.
  • Hurricane coverage: 96% what could happen. 4% what did happen. 
  • A raised truck with a raised bed touched power lines near Houston yesterday and . . . 
  • A new Texas court opinion finally eviscerates the many silly reasons cops use to justify a search or a detention based upon their "training and experience" and the slowly becoming meaningless phrase of "totality of the circumstances."  (For criminal law practitioners: In light of Rodriguez, the new battleground will be what is and what is not a reasonable suspicion during a traffic stop in order to prolong it. Print and use that opinion.)
  • I'm not going to watch it but I saw a link for a video of  "Larry the Cable guy snapped a dude's arm arm-wrestling" which both TMZ and Deadspin are jumping on. 
  • The new Selena makeup line seems to be profiting off of the dead. 
  • Hey, WBAP boys, you might want to re-listen to the over-the-top sexual lyrics of the joke song "Clowntown" (to the theme of "Downtown") that you played this morning. I don't think you guys understand what went out over the air. 
  • I've got a ton of legal questions for a case yesterday out of Tarrant County where a man was charged with aggravated kidnapping of a Watauga girl walking home from school, was found guilty of the lesser charge of attempted kidnapping, and then sentenced to two years for the offense. And to further muddy things, there apparently was no witness to ID him, race was injected, and the jury learned (how!!!!!???) of the man being no-billed by a grand jury for kidnapping a few years back. 
  • "Hunker down" is an underrated and rarely used phrase.
  • No, it's not . . . 

48 comments:

wordkyle said...

Re Hurricane coverage - You realize that you're taking a position that the liberal media is giving Matt Drudge grief for, don't you?

Anonymous said...

ARE YOU JUST NOW NOTICING THE REFLECTORS ON THE ROAD? HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF ADHESIVE?

TF ALL CAPS GAY

wordkyle said...

Oh, and unemployment ticked back up last month. Any comment?

Anonymous said...

Vote for Brandon Davis!!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on a cop's experience no longer counting for anything. You have absolutely no understanding that thousands upon thousands would immediately rob you and worse if they could if not for the law and those that enforce the laws we tell them to as voters who elect the people that make the laws.

Anonymous said...

Really? So Katrina coverage had nothing to do with what happened?

Anonymous said...

What do you want them to do concerning hurricane coverage, wait for it to hit and then say "oops we should've said something"? Better to be cautious than hace many dead because no one took it seriously. Meteorology is not an exact science, they do the best they can with the data they have and then make an educated guess. Like to see you do better.

Anonymous said...

DAMMIT GREEN...PEOPLE LEACH OFF OF DEAD FAMOUS FOLKS ALL THE TIME. EVER HEARD OF THAT HOG HEAD YOKO ONO? SO WHAT IF HER MESSICAN MAMA AND PAPA WANT TO MAKE A FEW PESOS ON SOME FANCY MASCARA? MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS!

DF ALL CAPS GUY

Anonymous said...

8:54, With respect, you have no comprehension of the dangers of living in a police state, in which anyone can be harassed at any time for no reason. Cops have a difficult and important job. That doesn't mean the should have carte blanche to do whatever they want to do. There have to be rules. And the more power one has, the more important it is that the rules upon them be enforced. The Founders asserted that EVERYONE has rights that should not be infringed. We should trust that judgment. They knew what they were doing.

Anonymous said...

I have been watching news coverage on the rain along the Florida coast and have my laptop on NWS watching the actual wind speeds where the news reporters are situated. They show trees blowing in the wind and an occasional broken branch. Every year we get higher winds in Wise County. That is where I get my free firewood. Now NWS has taken the Wind Speed off their page. I guess it is because Drudge was reporting on the lies of NOAA. So I switched to Weather Underground and still see only an occasional gust that could be compared to the sustained wind speeds of our spring storms.

This must be more climate change or global warming as it was called before they got caught lying about historical temperatures.

Anonymous said...

Disgusting RTG. Probably a sooner in town for the game

Anonymous said...

9:16 IS RIGHT GREEN. THAT RTG IS UGLIER THAN A SACK FULL OF A HOLES.

DF ALL CAPS GUY

janneba said...

I use the words hunker down all the time when its stormy. LOL

Anonymous said...

Why do you think it matters that the charge was no billed? If the extraneous conduct is relevant (and I assume this is for sentencing) all that matters is the state prove it by clear and convincing evidence.

Anonymous said...

Grand Jury standard is only probable cause, so if a no bill comes down, it is impossible to get to clear and convincing. Therefore, the no bill should stay out.

Anonymous said...


Today's RTG is a Decatur Walmart girl where I see more tattoos than I see teeth.

SpanishWarDonkey said...

RPM's (raised pavement markers) are applied to the road surface using liquid (hot) asphalt. Just a blob on the road and set the marker down. A guy sits in a chair mounted off the side of a trailer and has an articulated arm that he can spray the asphalt out of. Grabs an RPM from a box, then move on down the road.

Anonymous said...

You have absolutely no understanding that thousands upon thousands would immediately rob you and worse if they could if not for the law and those that enforce the laws we tell them to as voters who elect the people that make the laws. 8:54

You need to stay after class and work on your sentence structure skills.

DF Joyce Witty

Anonymous said...

Yeah, until the hurricane ACTUALLY ARRIVES, "96%" of the reporting will be on what could happen. Now, the reporting will shift to be about what's happened or happening. What part of that is hard to understand?

What's the next pearl of knowledge we'll get? How about this one: "100% of the college football pregame show is about what could happen during the game, and none of it is on what actually happened".

Why Guy said...

Check out her left foot -- the leprosy is starting to spread!!!

Anonymous said...

Vote for Brandon Davis!

Anonymous said...

You're no Al Borland

Anonymous said...

Liar. They're linking it to global warming. Ring a hoax. Not the track of the storm changing.

Liar.

Anonymous said...

Yes. The economy is shrinking on fears that Trump might get elected.

Anonymous said...

RTG= 9 Good Job.... love the tats

Anonymous said...

NOAA and news media lying again. Check wind speed at this buoy and others in the path of that tropical depression:

http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/station_page.php?station=41009

Anonymous said...

The Selena family took advice from the Presley family and the Earhart family.

Anonymous said...

8:54= Police State Supporter

Anonymous said...

HE DOES JUST AS WELL AS METEOROLOGISTS. BG ALSO GETS PAID FOR FAILING AT HIS JOB

Anonymous said...

Selena Gomez dumbass

Anonymous said...

Yea, you cannot trust BIG WEATHER. It's all a conspiracy. And don't get me started on food safety. It's all a scam by Washington to scare us and make more money for food billionaires. My bologna is just fine after sitting out on the counter for a week un-refrigerated. And milk just tastes better after a couple of months in the fridge. A little clumpy, but tangy. Food expiration dates are part of the Secret Government scam and big lie.

DF Tea Party-John Birch-Freedom Movement-Sovereign Citizen Action Committee & Truth Squad

Anonymous said...

News coverage about the upcoming election is 100% about what "might happen"...for some reason they are not reporting a single thing about the actual election results.

Anonymous said...

Do you think we just need to improve the hurricane image by picking better names? Maybe Hurricane Maurice, or Hurricane Bitsy, or Hurricane Brucey? Who wouldn't like Hurricane Brucey?

DF NOAA Naming Guy on coffee break
DF gotta get back to faking that weather data now

Anonymous said...

The RTG would be a lot of fun.....to push off of a border wall!!!

Anonymous said...

Matt Drudge rocks.
The vassals have been getting their social engineering and conditioning for years.
This storm a perfect example.

Not Sam

Anonymous said...

The defense lawyer said there was no positive identification, so it must be true... The victim could not pick him out of a photo lineup, but did point him out in court.

Anonymous said...

More hurricane fraud: Present sustained wind speed at Jacksonville, Fla. is 47 MPH, far below hurricane levels. Neither are offshore buoys recording hurricane speed winds. Where are news people finding 100 mph hitting land? Get ready for Clinton talking about global warming in the debates, oops, I mean climate change.

Anonymous said...

9:50,
I suppose if the state presented no evid apart from the no Bill, then yeah, it's not coming in. But I assume they put in actual testimony to prove up the extraneous. As a grand jury finding is not a jeopardy event, the fact of a no Bill would be irrelevant to admission of the extraneous. As long as the trial court believed it was enough to submit to the jury

Anonymous said...

12:32, I'll bet you keep up with what Kim Kardashian is wearing each day don't you?

Anonymous said...

I thought the Paris Global Warmism agreement that Obammy spearheaded put a stop to hurricanes. I guess we were duped again. Let's give him another Nobel prize.

RPM said...

RPM's (raised pavement markers) are applied to the road surface using liquid (hot) asphalt.

They do not use hot asphalt. It's an epoxy.

Anonymous said...

ITS A BUCKET FULL OF ASSHOLES NOT A SACK YOU DUMBASS.

Anonymous said...

TELL HILLARY SHE IS WRONG ON CLIMATE CHANGE ------ see below

From:don.smalter@gmail.com

To: podesta@law.georgetown.edu, John_mccain@mccain.senate.gov, john_P._holdren@ostp.eop.gov, CROHLFING@ostp.eop.gov

Date: 2014-09-07 18:06

Subject: TELL HILLARY SHE IS WRONG ON CLIMATE CHANGE ------ see below

Glaciers melting at alarming rate! Huge uptick in meteor fireballs! Sharp rise in tornadoes, quakes, volcanic eruptions, sinkholes, landslides, melting permafrost, ocean warming.

IS A NEAR-TERM WORLDWIDE CATACLYSM AHEAD ???…

…TAKING STEPS AHEAD OF TIME WOULD BE CRITICAL AS THE SHIFT WOULD TAKE PLACE WITH LIMITED WARNING. This is likely to happen before 2016 or 2017.…

…Only a select circle of world and USA leaders are informed and preparing….


https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/447

DF Zetaboy

Anonymous said...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Holdren

John Paul Holdren (born March 1, 1944) is the senior advisor to President Barack Obama on science and technology issues through his roles as Assistant to the President for Science and Technology, Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and Co-Chair of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST)[2][3][4][5][6][7]
Holdren was previously the Teresa and John Heinz Professor of Environmental Policy at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University,[8] director of the Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program at the School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, and Director of the Woods Hole Research Center.[9]

Anonymous said...

RTG: Gross

jon spencer said...

Many of the Botts Dots are held down with a epoxy.
These reflectors work well wherever snowplows are not used.
Instead many of the roads where the reflectors cannot be used the road has depressions ground in, which caused a noise and vibration inside the vehicle when it starts touching the center and sometimes the shoulder (when its paved).
The ground groves are roughly 4"X12' wide by 1" deep.

Anonymous said...

Any time I see a comment in all caps, I skip over it and look at the next comment.

Anonymous said...

A truck with a bed raised into a power line killed a guy here a few years ago right next to a sign that said ( No raising of the bed in this area ) ! Was in English though , not Mexican !