The Campaign For DA

12.09.2016

Random Friday Morning Thoughts


  • Free Judge Reinhold!
  • Art Briles has sued Baylor for defamation. He might be a in a win-win situation here: (1) If he wasn't defamed, Baylor will still probably settle to keep the details of the sex scandal from becoming public. And they would pay a lot for that. (2) If he was defamed and made a scapegoat, Baylor should be scared to death. Briles' damages are astronomical. What would a scandal-free Briles be worth on the open market? 
  • Trump appointed a lawyer and the head of Carl's Junior as the Secretary of Labor. Once you get past the fact he seems to hate employees and the working man, we have to get to the great Idiocracy connection. In the movie, one dumb guy introduces himself as, "I'm Secretary of State - brought to you by Carl's Jr." 
  • It won't be public, but there will lots of finger pointing between DPS and the Wise County Sheriff's Office after yesterday's wreck. 
  • There are reports from across the metroplex on Twitter about a weird rumbling last night. And no one has an answer.
  • Our brand new dishwasher has gone completely out. It's under warranty so we have someone coming out today to look at it. Mrs. LL and I came up with a possible diagnosis last night: We have a few electric sockets in our house which have a reset button. The cord to the dishwasher and socket is behind the dishwasher, butt there is no way I'm pulling out a professionally installed new dishwasher to look. (The service call might cost me if it is not a dishwasher issue, but at least I'll know where to cut a hole under the sink to be able to get to the socket next time.)
  • The Austin attorney who was sanctioned for abusing the American Disabilities Act comes on the heels of a 60 Minutes segment about the issue last week. In most states (and I don't understand why state law gets involved), you can just see a violation of the ADA and file suit even if you aren't disabled.  
  • New this morning: "The pilot of a hot-air balloon that crashed last summer in Texas, killing himself and 15 sight-seeing passengers, had taken a cocktail of prohibited drugs including the opiate pain-killer oxycodone, according to documents obtained by Bloomberg News." That is a very, very vague statement. "Prohibited" as in you need a prescription or he didn't have a prescription?
  • I don't know anything about Tomi Lahren, and I don't know a single person who watches Glenn Beck's The Blaze networrk.
  • In a crazy night at the Supreme Court, they denied a request of a last second stay of execution, then granted it, and then vacated it. The guy was then executed. One crazy thing about this case out of Alabama: The jury recommended life in prison but their state law allowed the judge to override the recommendation and sentence the defendant to death. That is insane.

38 comments:

Anonymous said...

WHAT'S WRONG GREEN? WOULD YOU RATHER HAVE THAT RONALD MCDONALD FELLER AS TRUMP'S PICK? GET OVER TI SNOWFLAKE. I'LL HAVE A BIG CARL WITH BACON FOR LUNCH IN YOUR HONOR.

Anonymous said...

So if I am speculating correctly DPS went to spike the guy and stop the chase and he reacted and got around it but the Sheriffs office reacted poorly and hit the DPS officer? ….. and all of this chase was a warrant being served in an unmarked truck?.... and now they are pointing fingers at each other and cant find fault?

Just from the outside and a lot of speculating but kinda seems like the vehicle upside down on it’s a$$ might have caused all the problems I can see. Just speculation though.....

Anonymous said...

Maybe the drugs aren't clear in the report on the balloonist, but it is CLEAR he was "hopped up" on stuff he shouldn't be on when he's piloting a balloon! :-)

Andy Stevenson said...

Are dishwashers required to be on a GFCI circuit?

Anonymous said...

Purely amateur speculation, but I would think anything short of hard evidence absolving Briles in this suit leaves him completely radioactive. If he loses or settles without the university acknowledging he was done wrong, he's the guy that sues when he gets fired. Won't any school be scared away from him?

Anonymous said...

Dishwashers not required if a fixed appliance.
If portable then yes.
Barry- comment should have read-
Know where to have a guy cut hole under sink.
Somehow a picture of you and a power tool don't seem compatible.

Not Sam

Triple Fake... said...

I think you're fixating on the "prohibited" part of the statement, and glossing over the fact that he had ingested oxycodone. The toxicology results also revealed Valium and other drugs. Even if they were legally prescribed for him, he should not have been piloting something as unpredictable as a hot-air balloon full of passengers.

Keep this in mind:
your dishwasher is connected to your hot water heater.
I'm just sayin'...

Free Judge Reinhold!
Reminds me of the story he told on a late-night talk show once. He was walking thru a busy airport when two soldiers passed by. One of them, in a very loud voice, (referencing Fast Times, but without the accompanying context) said: "That's the guy who was jerkin' it in the bathroom!"


"Jeez. Doesn't anyone !@#$ing knock any more?"
Triple Fake Brad Hamilton

Anonymous said...

Baylor needs to grow a pair and go after Briles old school. File a countersuit. Hire a junk yard dog lawyer and burn him in long depositions. Trust me, Briles doesn't want to answer some of those allegations under oath. Grill him until he screams "mama". He is playing the odds, but it could bite him in the rear.

DF Tony Soprano
DF come over and help me make some sausage

Anonymous said...

regarding the RTGs today: absolutely HATE selfie sticks.

DF Olin Mills Portrait Studio

Anonymous said...

You're dead. Wait, no you're not. Hold on, let's go back to our first comment. Oh heck, let's just go ahead & inject you and if you survive that, we'll talk. Okay?

DF Dithering Supreme Court
DF is this dress gold or blue?

Anonymous said...

No, the dishwasher is connected to the water heater. There's no reason to heat hot water.

I believe the guy being chased didn't miss the DPS spikes. That's why he ultimately stopped.

Anonymous said...

I don't think Puzder (Trump's pick for Labor Secretary) hates employees, he hates being told he has to pay someone $15 to flip hamburgers because they are too lazy to go out and get a better job.

Anonymous said...

Puzder is more like Trump than any other pick for his cabinet proving the election was never about the "working man". He thinks girls wearing almost nothing eating a hamburger is good advertising! And what about the woman who is head of the wrestling association being commerce secretary? Trump is going to remain as executive producer of "The Apprentice"! We will never have another good president after Trump! The cult of personality will win, just like the stupid movie Barry talks about!

Anonymous said...

"Keep this in mind:
your dishwasher is connected to your hot water heater."

God%$&(*(&! Triple Fake. Don't start nothin', won't be nothin'.

Rage

Anonymous said...

YOU LOST SNOWFLAKE. PUT YOUR BIG BOY PANTS ON AND DEAL WITH IT.

Anonymous said...

The warning labels on the prescription narcotics say not to operate heavy machinery. Isn't a hot air balloon considered "lighter than air"?

Anonymous said...

Tom Lahren is awesome. She speaks the truth. Barry won't like her

Anonymous said...

You should follow Tomi for material purposes, she is the new princess of bat shiite crazy land.

Anonymous said...


I'll pass on any advice about the dishwasher, Since I've not passed to anyone lately -
DF Tony Romo

Don't get me going about the Carl's Jr. Secretary of Labor, do you have any idea how difficult it is to make a good burger???
DF Burger King

Anonymous said...

Hot water heater? Oh God, don't start that conversation again.

DF The Home Handyman

Anonymous said...

Does a dishwasher heat the water coming into it? Is it connected to hot water? Then that would be a hot water heater, right?

DF Maytag Repairman, with too much time on his hands

Anonymous said...

I came here for explanations about that "weird rumbling last night." Y'all normally don't disappoint.

Triple Fake... said...

Ah, but realistically it could be heating hot water if it hasn't yet reached the pre-determined temperature at which the controls are set.

For the record, I call it a water heater. The "hot" reference is a callback from a long ago post by Barry.

Anonymous said...

Alabama - Hmmm, wonder how that judge feels now?

http://www.cnn.com/2016/12/09/health/alabama-execution/index.html

Witness: Condemned Alabama man coughed, heaved during execution

Anonymous said...

Just remember, as Tomi ages and loses her looks, you are just left with the crazy. Not a promising long term thing.

DF Madonna
DF hey, I was hot once upon a time

Anonymous said...

Judge Reinhold would make a good Leroy Burch type of character for my movie, Welcome To The Gun Show. Former child actor Will Wheaton is the front runner for the protagonist who I am calling Barry.

Anonymous said...

Baylor Scapegoats? I thought it was the Baylor Bears. Well, learn something new everyday.

DF Texas A&M Alt-Right White Supremacists Nazi Storm Troopers
DF tough to get the whole name on a T-shirt

Anonymous said...

A Baylor Baptist allegedly bearing false witness? I am shocked! And we don't dance or drink either.

DF Paige Patterson

Anonymous said...

THAT RUMBLIN' LAST NIGHT WAS A FLASH FLOOD FROM ALL YOU PINKO SNOWFLAKES CONTINUING TO MELT. BETTER FIND YOURSELF A FREEZER TO GET IN GREEN.

mzchief said...

A government regularly murdering citizens, on behalf of other citizens, is always INSANE!

Anonymous said...

At what point will people get it through their thick, entitled skulls that minimum wage jobs are not supposed to be careers? When did those jobs become careers? Aren't they for kids saving money, second earners, and for people to make ends meet for a while if needed? And who puts a gun to someone's head and makes them go apply for these jobs they hate so much?

Anonymous said...

Hey, let the freed killers live next door to you. Until then, drop the high horse. The insanity associated with the death penalty doesn't even begin until someone kills a person. If that didn't happen, there would be no executions in this country. And if people weren't criminals...etc. Know why there aren't lots of elephant catchers roaming our streets? No elephants. Same thing for cops.

whisky O said...

And often necessary.

Anonymous said...

"Trump appointed a lawyer and the head of Carl's Junior as the Secretary of Labor." Thought the Donald was more of a KFC guy.

DF Harlan Sanders

Anonymous said...

I was worried that you might be upside down again BG! I kept checking my iphone for Friday's thoughts and there was not one this morning. When I checked again, you had posted "It's Friday". Went back and checked and you posted it under "Free"... thought it was just another rant of yours, but it was Friday's Thoughts in there! Glad you are still with us!

By the way... I love Tomi Lahren. She speaks such truth, and probably a lot more than you could handle! She is awesome!

Once again, you and others guess about what happens involving our Law Enforcement Officers accident yesterday without even knowing the facts, and just speculating on bits and pieces of news! Judging without witnessing a thing! I know those Officers and have worked with them. They were doing their job, and putting their lives on the line every day to serve a public that second guesses their every move! More duty, honor and integrity in their little fingers than most have in in their whole body, and face more in one day than most people experience in a lifetime, and who don't have the courage to last a single minute behind a badge! Again, shame on you and anyone judging them without knowing what happened!!! Nauseating!

Anonymous said...

There is a heater element in a dish washer. It heats the hot water to a higher temperature.

Anonymous said...

4:16,

The thing is, we have to guess what the police have done and when the facts don't add up, we have to take their word for what happened. Police are human too (barely) and so they also get caught up in lies and corruption. In Wise County it seems to happen pretty frequently.

If you don't like hearing citizens complain about police policies, maybe there is a reason for it.

Texas lives matter.

Anonymous said...

"(The service call might cost me if it is not a dishwasher issue, but at least I'll know where to cut a hole under the sink to be able to get to the socket next time.)"

They're almost always hardwired in. Not a problem.