The Campaign For DA

11.02.2016

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts



  • I learned for the first time yesterday that Kareem Abdul Jabbar and Bruce Lee were in a movie together. That's funny.
  • There was a huge cross country fuel card theft ring that pocketed over a half million dollars. Some of the charges where in Bridgeport.
  • I'm still amazed that I posted about Sid Miller yesterday (see below) and then he became national news for being naturally offensive. I'm not sure the Texas Republican Party of God and Family needs him on their team. Or is he the face of the team? Edit: To commentor "DF Mary Magdalene" -- that was funny but there's no way I'm going to publish it. 
  • As Showtime airs a show on the Baylor scandal, the school's star receiver retweets a video of a guy drinking and rapping not so female friendly lyrics. Good lord.
  • Cher lived in Burleson as a girl? 
  • "Fort Worth Police Arrest 1,500 Thieves With Bait Cars". If your job depends on crime and there isn't enough crime, you create crime. (Thanks emailer.)
  • I'm fascinated with the fall in ratings for NFL games. I don't know the reason other than for years I've said the games are boring. And when every point spread is about three points which means everyone is the same, how can you care?
  • I don't know why I watched some of Shark Tank last night but that show, like any show which says it is a reality show, is horribly scripted. 
  • The Messenger has a front page story on a woman from Alvord who was arrested after her child drowned in a tub during a "booty call." (Their words. Not mine. Well, words they are quoting from a witness.)
  • Illegal Adderall possession (which seems to be possessed by every college kid) has been reclassified to a misdemeanor in Texas but a lot of DA offices didn't know it. (Now the legislature needs to reclassify THC.)
  • We had a police ambush in Des Moines overnight leaving two officers dead. Mark Davis began his radio show this morning suggesting it was the result of Black Lives Matter but wanted to hold off until he had all the facts. Good thing. The alleged shooter is a white guy.
  • I always look for commercials disguised as content and the Ticket has been guilty of late. Out of nowhere, a reference to Stewart Mandel of Fox Sports was shoehorned into three segments over the last 24 hours. (I'm guessing it has something to do with a cross-promotion agreement with Fox Sports whose Joel Klatt also has a weekly segment on the station.) And The Hardline, which rips country music constantly, just happened to have a positive segment on the Country Music Awards show which just happens to air tonight. Paid ad. Corby Davidson almost laughed when he began, "I was thinking about the Country Music Awards . . . uh . . . and I know that sounds really weird."
  • Hey, ALL CAPS guy tried to call me on my election bet proposal yesterday. It just so happens that I'll be at a luncheon for a presentation by a Trust Department of a local bank on Monday. Maybe we can agree on someone to hold the money. Email me. Call me. Let's work something out. 

51 comments:

Anonymous said...

If your job depends on crime and there isn't enough crime, you create crime.

My gosh, what on earth can citizens possibly do to keep from being ensnared in this nefarious scheme?

Anonymous said...

Barry,
Stock up on the "No More Tears" in the next few days---me thinks the fam is going to be needing it.
Those lites that the beast sees is a bulldozer.
That vast right wing conspiracy express in route. Lmao

Not Sam

Anonymous said...

The NFL ratings dip is simple, people are sick and tired of the liberal bullshit being shoved down our throats!!! NFL used to be an entertainment break from that, now with all the social commentary, the league refusing to suspend Kaepernick and other's, and Roger Goodell going all in on Tom Brady while ignoring serious cases of DV, many of us have simply had enough. It has nothing to do with the product on the field.

Anonymous said...

Today's RTG = Skank

Anonymous said...

I'm pretty sure Cher was born in a wagon of a traveling show. There may have been a chance that show traveled through Burleson...there's really no way of knowing.

Upstairs said...

I live in what used to be Sid Miller's district -- not a district known for its high intellect and reasoning. Yet, somehow, we managed to vote him out and trade up on our representative. Then, the rest of this damn State elected him to a statewide office. What gives? Those of us who know Sid best want to retire him to his pasture and the rest of the State gives him a promotion and raise?!? Oh yeah, he had an (R) behind his name. That's why. So stupid.

Anonymous said...

Be honest a let all caps guy know that the bank you are proposing may be a conflict of interest on your part.

Anonymous said...

8:53

LOL love the irony! I was thinking along those lines, but you did it better.
(Hey, if it's not your property, don't steal it. Simple.)

Anonymous said...

You, sir, have been purged of your masculinity.

Anonymous said...

Hey, ALL CAPS guy tried to call me on my election bet proposal yesterday. It just so happens that I'll be at a luncheon for a presentation by a Trust Department of a local bank on Monday. Maybe we can agree on someone to hold the money. Email me. Call me. Let's work something out.


If the amount is $10,000 or >, then I'll be happy to hold the money.

DF Bill Clinton

Anonymous said...

Fort Worth Police Arrest 1,500 Thieves With Bait Cars". If your job depends on crime and there isn't enough crime, you create crime. (Thanks emailer.)


You didn't read the article. You left out the part where 1/3 of the suspects were possible Syrian refugees.

Anonymous said...

I'm fascinated with the fall in ratings for NFL games.
I'm fascinated with the fall of any Conservative politician.
I'm fascinated with the death of police officers - because it is their own fault.
I'm fascinated with the sucking at sports predictions.
I'm fascinated with the deceptiveness to gain a win with the liberal progressive politicians.
I'm fascinated with the picking apart everything local LE agencies do.
I'm fascinated with the ugly ass RTG's.

Anonymous said...

What's funny is how easily you're amazed.

Anonymous said...

GREEN DO YOU REALLY THINK I WOULD LET A BANK HOLD THE MONEY? THAT WOULD BE ABOUT AS SMART AS A WIDOW ACTUALLY TRUSTING YOU TO REPRESENT HER FAIRLY WITH HER HUSBANDS WILL. NEITHER WOULD HAVE A SNOWBALLS CHANCE IN HELL.

Anonymous said...

The NFL turned its back on the fan that actually spends money on its product in favor of being overtly PC and attaching themselves to the BLM movement.

Middle to upper middle class Americans like myself are also pulling our children from the sport. We are pissed the NFL lied so long about concussions and do not want to see our children trade a few years of glory for a lifetime of pain and tragedy. When I step back and look at the NFL I do not really see anything positive, anything wholesome or worthwhile anymore. If you are an intelligent, educated and caring human being there is no other choice but to look at the NFL in disgust.

Anonymous said...

We concur with your NFL team analysis. The idiots who would not respect our National Anthem have caused a dive in NFL program ratings. They are an entertainment industry that can still be effected by the consumer until the government takes the NFL over as well.

Anonymous said...

If the police left a bait car in my neighborhood, it would sit there until someone called the police to have it towed away.

Anonymous said...

To his credit, Governor Abbot immediately called Miller out.

Dan Patrick has been silent, as have the average Republican base, like Wordkyle.

Rage

Anonymous said...

As in the words of the famous KKK member and adored Senatuh from the great state of West Virginia where every other government building and bridge is named for him and the mentor of the honorable Hillary Clinton, the great Robert Byrd, "The shooter appears to be a white nigger."

Anonymous said...

Rage makes me want to climb a clock tower. There's a rumor I have a tumor.

Anonymous said...

Well, Sid wasn't exactly wrong in his description of Hillary.

Anonymous said...

10:22 - Rage is just hammering checks.

Anonymous said...

Before you know it, Ft. Worth PD will probably start using radar guns to catch people speeding. And Skippy, if your lucky, they might start using checkpoints around bars on the weekends to catch DUI drivers, in turn increasing your business.

Anonymous said...

Please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please

take a picture with all caps guy! I NEED to see what he looks like!

Anonymous said...

Even as anti-cop as I am, I'm not sure I have a problem with a "bait car".

Anonymous said...

Think about the bait car like this.

There are many people in our society who could go either way, meaning that they could be productive, self-supporting, tax-paying citizens, or they could become criminals just depending on the circumstances they find themselves in. When the government sets out these "bait cars" they are luring these people down the wrong path. Now the taxpayers are on the hook for supporting these folks while they are in prison and probably for years to come once they get out. A criminal record may very well ensure they never become a productive member of society. We should be finding ways to encourage these people to stay on the straight and narrow rather than finding ways to tempt them over to the dark side.

I understand that many hardened criminals will be caught by these stings and that's' a good thing but I just don't think it's worth it. If cops could spend their time catching "real" criminals rather than tempting people to commit "fake" crimes we would all be better off.

Anonymous said...

Games are wayyy too long, I went to HEB, went out to eat with family, returned home..it was only the middle of the third quarter!

Shane Hardin said...

How does Art Briles kid remain on the coaching staff at Baylor?

Anonymous said...

When you walk past a bunch of cars along the street or in a retail parking lot, do you EVER notice the ones that are unlocked? Do you test the doors to see if the car is locked or not? No, you don't. Know why? Because you do not have the intent to steal a vehicle. Those who are busted in bait cars had to look, had to test, to see if the car could be stolen. They intended to steal a vehicle, period. The crime was "on" before they ever came upon the bait car. If you see an unlocked car, there is always the option of not suddenly thinking it belongs to you and driving off in it. How come the police didn't make YOU a criminal when you walked unknowingly past a bait car? How come only car thieves seem to be the ones "victimized" by this horrible practice? You'd rather some grandmother have her car taken on the same street that the bait car was placed, apparently.

Anonymous said...

That's some next level stupidity right there! They just won't be stealing a bait car, it will be your car or my car. These stings go up where a pattern is occurring.

I also highly doubt the bait car has been the temptation that turned a many of good men bad!

Anonymous said...

Speaking of the Baylor mess, and I'm not defending Art Briles here, but when did it become the head football coach who you called first instead of the cops after being raped? Do you call the head football coach when your car gets stolen? Why was Art not held accountable for the police response at Twin Peaks biker shootout?

Anonymous said...

You people really quit watching football because of Colin Kapernick kneeling during the anthem? I would recommend you get a grip. It is hilarious that no one gets upset about the scam around new stadiums, the cover ups regarding CTE, and the exploitation of NCAA atheletes - but God forbid you kneel during the 'Merican anthem. That's the final straw! The libs have taken over football now!

It is difficult for me to fathom the levels of ignorance I observe in these comments. Don't get me wrong, I love it because of how much better I feel about myself - but it is still hard to comprehend. At times like these I just try to imagine myself growing up with dumb parents, and then I find I can empathize. Otherwise, I just shake my head and hope you all are not reproducing.

Good luck out there,

Your Dad

Anonymous said...

You misspelled cocks.

Anonymous said...

No, as I outlined above, CTE, the NFL business model and the condoning of domestic violence were all factors! I quit watching the NFL years ago because of it. The Kaepernick "protest" doesn't help and I imagine it was the final straw for some.

I certainly would agree that Kaepernick has the right to protest, I'd fight and die for him to be able to do so, but I also believe it should be a violation of the NFL conduct policy. This is his job, and just like you or I would be fired/reprimanded for bringing political unrest or divisive protests into the office space, he should be punished in accordance.

What really makes me feel great as a superior human is knowing how much better I am than pseudo intellectual liberal puppets like yourself. I'm better looking, more educated, and wealthier. I absolutely slayed life in every aspect and now I'm enjoying midlife with two children who will out excel you and your family in every aspect of life. And no amount of hate, vitriol, and smugness you project can stop it.

You might be a notch above some redneck mouth breather out there, but remember I will always be 2 notches above you in every way possible!!! I truly am elite; you want to emulate some idea of eliteness pawned off to you at 18 by the first professor that "blew your mind" with ideas foreign to whatever podunk rock from which you crawled. You just never grew up and grew out of that anti American liberal psycho babble you were spoon fed at a tender age. I truly do feel for you pal...but go ahead and reproduce, my kids will need gardeners, house help and such.

Good luck to you, you will need it,

Your Master

Anonymous said...

Pretty sure the Baylor football player rap violates the mission statement of Baylor (just guessing, I am not a Baptist).

Since Baylor is now more concerned with their Christian mission I am sure they will kick this player off the team immediately. Right?

Anonymous said...

IS HILLARY TO A. WIENER THE SAME AS JOE PATERNO TO SANDUSKY?... HAVE YOU LET THE STEPDAUGHTERS KNOW THAT POT, ADDERALL, AND DRUNK DRIVING ARE OK WITH YOU? WHAT DOES MRS. LL THINK ABOUT THAT?

Anonymous said...

I'm a bookie and will gladly hold the money for your bet. But I'm laying 2 to 1 odds that ALL CAPS GUY comes up with any number of excuses over the next few days on why the bet won't get booked.

Anonymous said...

I knew a girl with the same name as the booty call girl in Alvord, she was valedictorian at Alvord High School, she sucked too!

Anonymous said...

2:53: "Speaking of the Baylor mess, and I'm not defending Art Briles here, but when did it become the head football coach who you called first instead of the cops after being raped?"

Answer: High School

Anonymous said...

Oh, come on, we all know what ALL CAPS GUY looks like. We've seen him and his relatives wandering around the Decatur Wal-Mart.

Anonymous said...

I like Ragan Ramsower's defense. YEs it was my job to protect student safety but I didn't know anything so it's not my fault.

Anonymous said...

Yes, football. Very important.

Anonymous said...

4:10 - shirtsleeves to shirtsleeves in three generations.

Anonymous said...

Hey 4:10

Is that you Chris Chris?

Anonymous said...

Did anyone have a trick or treater dressed as a Syrian refugee ?

Anonymous said...

Why wasn't the banger not arrested with the bangee when the child drowned ?
Saw my four year old neighbor's boy push his barely walking sister face down and hold her in the wading pool !Just fixing to climb over the fence when I finally got he parents attention !

Anonymous said...

Only a football player would blame someone else foe brain damage . After all his Daddy always said :hit them harder son !
kinda reminds m of being at the beauty shop when two other men were there ! I commented football coaches ? Yes they said,how did you know ? I, over weight and out of shape !
A ball with air in it is a lot like some peoples heads!

Anonymous said...

If a female is at a party for football players and realizes she is the only one left and don't know she's IT deserves what what she really came for ! Has no business being out on her on !The higher the level,high school,college,NFL the bigger the team !

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear that, if your parents and grandparents had put in safeguards and raised kids away from privilege, like we do, your family would have faired better. Get back to work and maybe you can break that cycle and retain some semblance of dignity for the family name.

Your Master

Anonymous said...

4:10 - Well done, good sir! Well done! (cue Vivaldi)

Anonymous said...

Watch out for Cubs in 2124.