The Campaign For DA

12.07.2016

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts


  • There are 28 cases of mumps in Johnson County. Any chance this is due to the anti-vaccine wackos?
  • If you want to see a modern day "run on the bank", follow the Dallas Police and Fire Pension System story. Even George Bailey couldn't stop that thing from going belly up. 
  • I'm not sure what has happened to my life. After planning and developing an elegant Christmas light presentation for the house, Mrs. LL had me add an inflatable "Disco Santa" last night. 
  • The Waco DA is under fire by the local paper after a reporter watched his office announce "not ready" time and time again on a random day when many cases were set for trial. As a result, the courtroom sits empty. (It should be noted that we are now about a year and half after the Twin Peak Bikers mass arrest. No trials. No plea bargains. Nothing.)
  • And now would be a good time to mention the Montague County DA has still not released the records in the WCSO drug dog death case to the Messenger.  There is no legitimate excuse. It's been almost two years since the event. There will be no litigation, criminal or civil, which would exempt the records from the release to the public.
  • Gov. Abbott has appointed a new DA who is a former judge. As a judge, she received horrible, horrible ratings by those who practice in front of her. And make no mistake about it, there is no more accurate gauge of a lawyer than what his/her peers thinks about him/her. 
  • The alt-right leader, St. Mark's own Richard Spencer, spoke at Texas A&M last night. What a nutcase. But I'm not sure why DPS showed up in riot gear. They are Aggies. They aren't going to riot. But the best way to start a war is to come dressed for one.
  • Someone on here wanted me to bet Baylor against Boise State in the, ugh, Motel 6 Cactus Bowl. No way. I'm really surprised Baylor even accepted the bowl game invitation and didn't just let the coaches go on their way. (But can we bet on basketball - men's or women's?)
  • Pearl Harbor: I've been to the USS Arizona. Few things will move you more than seeing little specks of oil still float to the surface to this day. I've also seen the original transcript of FDR's speech in the National Archives in D.C. I remember just staring at how he scratched out the original text and wrote "infamy" above it. I had never heard of that when I saw it in the mid 1990s.
  • Former Heisman Trophy winner and Bears' first-round pick Rashaan Salaam hasdied at age of 42. Suicide is suspected.
  • No surprise this morning:
    #TheBigCon

  • Weird story out of Tarrant County: A juror was "assaulted" by a homeless man outside of the courthouse, she chased him across the street, makes contact with the cops, they don't arrest the guy, say they will refer it to an investigator for "assault by contact" ( the equivalent of a traffic ticket), and then a mistrial was granted in the case she was serving on. 
  • Today there will be a blindfolded "queso challenge" between the two Texas senators and the two Arkansas senators. Let me tell you how it will end: The Texas senators will miraculously pick the Texas queso and the Arkansas senators will choose the Arkansas queso. It's rigged. It's a publicity stunt. 

67 comments:

Anonymous said...

regarding the pension fund:
would you trust a bunch of politicians with your pension? hell no you wouldn't.
would you trust a bunch of crooked lying politicians with your country?

Anonymous said...

FINALLY A PERSON OF THE YEAR THAT IS ACTUALLY DESERVING HUH GREEN?

Anonymous said...

Abbott=whacko

Andy Stevenson said...

A great book could possibly be how a foreign nation was able to attack the USA with biological weapons which were made effective due to the anti vaccination wackos.

Anonymous said...

And I thought it was just Wednesday

Anonymous said...

Thursday? Are we closer to the weekend than I think? :-)

Anonymous said...

8:46
Right on!

Andrew Kuppinger said...

I sure wish it was Thursday. You almost fooled me.

Anonymous said...

Best Time magazine cover in years!!!

Anonymous said...

You didn't read that article very carefully:
"who will determine if a citation for assault by contact should be issued or an arrest warrant for assault with bodily injury."

This wasn't a felony and it wasn't domestic violence. It was a misdemeanor out of their view that doesn't qualify for a breach of the peace either.

Legally the officers could not arrest him.

Did you want them to make an illegal arrest?
Or are you just baiting your readers by carefully omitting the part where a warrant could be written and signed by a judge?

Anonymous said...

Mumps and anti-vaccine wackos connected? That's a big YEP!

It's embarrassing to see people still hoodwinked about those bogus "findings" about connections between vaccines and autism, etc., etc., etc. Heard a great speech from a medical research specialist debunking that original report, which cited articles in footnotes which were bogus or were actual articles in OPPOSITION to the report. His point? If people had read the footnoted articles, they would have found out how bogus the "connection" was. You say "big-time news media" reported these findings? THEY DIDN'T READ THE FOOTNOTES, EITHER!! And it still continues to this day!

Anonymous said...

If lawyers are against a judge then I vote for the judge. Way to go governor.

Anonymous said...

The mumps outbreak isn't as simple as anti-vaxxers. Keene has a huge Adventist community, and although I disagree with they beliefs, many of them feel that it's an issue of faith. Nice people, most of them. Good friend of mine is from there, but is on the more liberal side of their beliefs.

Just wait until the Austin PD makes a run on its retirement funds. And then Houston, who hired Austin's old police chief.

I'm surprised you didn't mention that Baylor hired Temple's football coach. Or maybe you didn't know, since Baylor has been really quiet about it. I just stumbled across the story late last night.

Rage

Anonymous said...

I don't imagine that it was the conservative Aggie students that inspired a greater police presence at the Spencer talk. According to KERA reporting this morning, hundreds of unpredictable others came in from around the state to protest and that seems more likely to me to be the reason for concern.

Anonymous said...

Somebody call 911 for Bacon. If this RTG doesn't give him a heart attack from excitement, nothing will.

DF Dr Ben Casey

Anonymous said...

Hey Green! I had to trot out the riot/war gear at A&M to justify my next HUGE budget request. If the Illegals aren't going to invade at the border, the Aggies will definitely attempt to cross the Brazos sometime. I have to be prepared.

DF Colonel Steven McCraw, Texas DPS

Anonymous said...

Gov. Abbott has appointed a new DA who is a former judge. As a judge, she received horrible, horrible ratings by those who practice in front of her. And make no mistake about it, there is no more accurate gauge of a lawyer than what his/her peers thinks about him/her.

Any chance that those voting were racists? You seem to accuse everyone of racism when they discount the performance of most minorities... unless they happen to be conservative.

Anonymous said...

You know she's black, right? That should change your mind.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Because we are a team, we are always ready for trial. Except when we are not.

DF DA Abel Reyna
DF on winter break

Triple Fake... said...

I heard Jake Kemp's review yesterday of the film Arrival, and immediately imagined your head exploding. It's got a 93% positive score on Rotten Tomatoes, by the way. So I imagine lots of folks are being paid to talk about it.
But you may be on to something with your embedded ad theory. Jake says he never goes to movies unless prompted by the BaD Radio guys, and he thought it was great. And it's about space and stuff, and we know his thoughts on that subject.
Plus, some old !@#$ named Buzz Alderrin was medevaced from the South Pole to Christchurch the other day. Maybe he didn't have kind words for Arrival and they're trying to shut him up, hmmm?
It's a conspiracy, I tells ya! Dun dun DUHHHNN!!

I wouldn't go so far as to label them as wackos, but I think you're correct in assuming the anti-vaccine folks play a large part in the mumps outbreak in Johnson Co. Seems to be centered around the Seventh Day Adventists in the Keene community

I wonder if DMN staff writer Loyd Brumfield realizes he has co-opted the headline for his front page story "The few. The proud" from the US Marines. The vast majority of casualties at Pearl Harbor were sailors

Anonymous said...

A young Wise County navy petty officer stationed @ Pearl had lunch yesterday with a couple of USS Arizona survivors. He said he had the time of his life, and stories for his descendants that will be unequaled.

Anonymous said...

Other things that Richard Spencer likes:

1. White bread
2. White Settlement
3. The White Album by the Beatles
4. White Wedding by Billy Idol
5. White on rice
6. Vanna White
7. White flour
8. White chocolate
9. White doves (an homage to Prince, who was half white)
10. White-out
and
Hot Cocoa (actually, the little white marshmallows in it)

DF J. C. Penney White Sale

Anonymous said...

I bet the liberal SJW's at Time magazine are still sucking their thumbs in their corporate safe space after this Person of the Year!

Anonymous said...

http://oi63.tinypic.com/be8v0p.jpg

Anonymous said...

Anti-vaxxers: Most would be more prone to vaccinate if the vaccines were available for just one disease instead of in combination. I am HIGHLY allergic to tetanus. I can't take the DPT or DT vaccine. My doc finally tracked down separate vaccines and gave the one I HAD to have due to my job. When I HAD to have a tetanus vaccine due to a nasty cut, the same doc gave it in 3 doses, with me waiting in his office for hours to make sure I had no adverse reaction.

Motel 6 Cactus Bowl & Baylor: Seems the perfect location for a team with sexual abuse cases filed against them. Not only a handy spot, but it just speaks to their very prickly situation.

Anonymous said...

"I'm not sure what has happened to my life. After planning and developing an elegant Christmas light presentation for the house, Mrs. LL had me add an inflatable "Disco Santa" last night."

I've said it before. Years ago in his swinging single days, Mr. LL made being single sound really cool. And in his married days, he still manages to make being single sound really cool.

Baylor Too said...

The police and firemen pension doesn't look like a pension at all, but rather a giant ponzi scheme. Any smart member would know that you can't guaranty 8% returns forever, and they would be watching for cracks in the foundation so that they could withdraw the money before it failed. This is just another exhibit of public servants taking advantage of the system to get rich off the taxpayers.

Anonymous said...

The TC juror got punched in the head and was distraught, apparently too upset to continue the misdemeanor trial according to the people in the court. There is supposedly a warrant out for the attacker. You got his mugshot.

Anonymous said...

In July, Dallas cops purposefully chose to NOT wear riot gear to work the planned protest over the killing in Baton Rouge. They chose to wear summer uniforms to be less intimidating and appear less forceful. And some paid for that decision with their lives once the idiot started shooting them. You might chill on the cops showing up wearing full gear.

Anonymous said...

Faith Johnson
State criminal district judge for 17 years in Dallas
Worked 7+ years in Dallas County DA's office achieving chief felony prosecutor status.
Big time big city legal practice in Dallas
Appointed Dallas County DA by the governor of Texas

Barry Green
District Attorney in small jerkwater town/county
Worked 2 years or less in the misdemeanor division of the Tarrant County DA's office.
Little man in an even smaller town
Failed to get on the ballot for Wise County DA election.

Anonymous said...

The US monetary system is a giant Ponzi scheme, and the fools who elected DonTator actually believe he can fix it with Reagan/W era voodoo economics. I'll take the tax cuts, but I have zero faith that the debt will ever be reduced to zero. History repeats like an old 8 track tape and our next Pearl Harbor will be with 'Gina.
Cue the Obammy this and that but history will record Obama as the POTUS in charge during the years W's recession was reversed in spite of the Repugs majority in Congress and their attempt to shut down the govt (which will also repeat).

whisky O said...

DPS shows up in riot gear same reason dogs lick their balls, they can.

Anonymous said...

Low lawyer ratings do not mean that the newly appointed DA is not a good lawyer. It probably means that she took very little shit from defense attorneys because she knew most of them from her time as a Felony chief. Probably made a quite a few enemies as Felony chief.

Anonymous said...

Most childhood diseases were eradicated or controlled by vaccines for years, here is were I lose you liberals -The reason of the return is not the anti vaccine wackos..it is because the disease ridden illegals that dance across the border that we have to pay to get vaccinated. Yet, you and the rest of the liberals squawk and balk at people that you can blame because of your own slanted views and lack of reasoning when it comes to the REAL cause of problems in this country (DON'T BUILD THE WALL) you guys spend ALL your time complaining about the Sea Hag receiving more popular votes!

The vote we just finished wasn't popular, ask anyone.. the people want change, why is that hard to believe? Will this guy deliver? Don't know yet, we do know the Sea Hag would have delivered more criminal activity and more of the same ole shit. The anti-vaccine wackos only play their part to get in the head of people that ALWAYS stand in the way of change they didn't ask for....

Hunter McKay said...

As this may sound biased because I am an Aggie grad, I'm still very impressed with Texas A&M's response to Richard Spencer's speaking event yesterday. A&M administration respected his freedom of speech and didn't prevent him from voicing his views. A&M's communications office also separated themselves from the alt-right event by clarifying that none of Spencer's rhetoric aligns with the core values held by the university.

The university administration also organized an event at the same time as Spencer's speech, called Aggies United, which hosted artists and local personalities to perform, with about 10,000 students in attendance. Spencer had roughly 400 attendees at his campus talk, of which most were protesting his beliefs. Via reports from friends who are still students, the protesting was peaceful.

As an Aggie grad, I'm extremely proud of how Texas A&M navigated the situation and turned the situation into an opportunity to bring students together.

Anonymous said...

10:40 opinions are like assholes...got any real info to share?
You are liberally funny...if that is a thing.
What is your answer to any of this?
Criticize anything that you don't support?
That is what the Obama POTUS will be remembered for - questioning everything answering nothing...same as you.

Anonymous said...

This is one of my favorite comments. Better than any Triple Fake movie mis-quote.

Rage

Anonymous said...




Would you trust a bunch of Democrat politicians with your pension? Lets not forget who is in charge in Dallas. All libs!!!

Government cant be trusted to control pensions and retirement Needs to be privatized


DD

Anonymous said...

Yes, but you are a very small percentage of people who have reactions. Vaccination is about herd mentality. People like you are spread out throughout the herd and are relatively safe without the vaccination as long as vaccination rates remain high. It's these little clusters if anti-vaxxer idiots who make it dangerous for you.

I don't care what your religious beliefs are, it should be criminal offense not to vaccinate and that charge should be enhanced when an outbreak happens. They are willfully putting the public in danger and hiding behind religion to do so!

Anonymous said...

Also many sanctuary cities have large clusters of anti-vaxxers. They are more often educated elite liberals from well to do backgrounds that choose not to vaccinate and not religious nuts like in Keene.

Anonymous said...

"There are 28 cases of mumps in Johnson County. Any chance this is due to the anti-vaccine wackos? "

If it doesn't come back to Seventh Day Adventists in Keene I will be shocked. The official stance is that it is, "up to the individual..." but I have never met an SDA person that vaccinated their children.

Anonymous said...

Glad to see the Time cover, have to get a couple copies . I]m about out of toilet paper.

Anonymous said...

Trumps nominates:
General Mattis for Defense Secretary
General Kelly for Homeland Secretary
General Flynn as National Security Advisor
possibly General Betray-Us (Sorry - Petraeus) for Secretary of State

Sounds good to us.

DF General Motors
DF General Mills
DF General Electric
DF General Dynamics
DF Generl Tso's Chicken

Anonymous said...

Just so you know, Seventh Day Adventist theology does not dictate avoiding vaccination. They have a church policy statement supporting medical advancements, including specifically vaccinations. But they also leave the final decision to an individual member's conscious.

DF Ellen White

Anonymous said...

To the person who calls herself Rage,

You don't have to make stupid comments on every thread. We'd actually be happier if you made no comments at all -- you see, the thing is, most of the time you're only making sense to yourself. What you say isn't even a riddle. It's generally nonsense.

Does Barry pay you to make trolling, stupid comments?

Now, you say you're married. How many people are using that moniker of yours because I have seen on multiple occasions your own references to being a homosexual. Do you mean to say you are a man married to a man? If so, your life is hopeless and there is no advice you could give to me or any other resident of Wise County concerning how to lead our lives.

Why do you and Barry echo daily Democrat talking points? You guys on an email list?

Anyway, just wanted to let you know that most of us out here put you and your comments in the same category as fake news.

Ah, one more thing: Trump won, Clinton lost, get over it.

Anonymous said...

Anti=vaxers = same people who believe in pizzagate, we never went to the moon, there was no Sandy Hook ,Army exercises are a disguise for the Gov't to take over and steal everyones guns, Obama is a muslim, and Trump deeply cares about the common person.

Anonymous said...

I think I'll stop vaccinating my cattle for leptospirosis and brucellosis and see how long before the anti-vaxxers who like their burgers on the rare side start screaming as they make their way to the local ER.

Some folks have no idea of all the nasties they are protected from in their daily life by modern vaccination.

DF Local Cattle Rancher

Anonymous said...

Nobody died at Sandy Hook. Wake up. Fake news.

Anonymous said...

It's ok to be a scheme if it's police and fire. It not ok if it's for average workers and involves the teamsters.

Anonymous said...

Man, your neighbor will be the first to rat you out of your cows bang out. Nothing says neighbor like trying to make the guy next to you lose his shirt so you can pick up his land.

Rage

Anonymous said...

"Does Barry pay you to make trolling, stupid comments?"

Not directly, but Soros and I get a cut of the Google Ad revenue, so kind of.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Ban suicide.

Anonymous said...

to answer your question about the latest felony chief to be gone from the tc da office, it's amy collem it happened in nov.

Anonymous said...

" But the best way to start a war is to come dressed for one."

So who is winning the war at A&M and did congress authorize it? I can't find anything about it on
the news.

Did you hear about Obammy's latest lie today? He said that in 8 years, there has not been a terrorist attack in the US.

Little Rock, AR
Ft. Hood, TX
Boston, MA
Chattanooga, TN
Seattle, WA
New York City, NY
Morgantown, NC
Orlando, FL
Garland, TX
San Bernadino, CA
Columbus, OH
Bristol, TN
Dallas, TX

Anonymous said...

I'm not anti-vax, but see the nine you don't need. MMR is one of them. Its effectiveness is only 50 to 80 percent.

Top 9 vaccines you NEVER need and exactly why the CDC has to scare everybody into getting them...

Newborn baby dies after receiving eight vaccinations on schedule; pathologists confirm vaccines responsible for death...

Merck vaccine fraud exposed by two Merck virologists; company faked mumps vaccine...

Mumps outbreak in Long Island likely caused by vaccine-resistant virus; majority...

Mumps outbreak strikes Illinois college students who already received TWO MMR vaccines...

Merck mumps vaccines are a total fraud: Company can only provide the courts with...

Merck's mumps vaccine clinical tests were totally fabricated, say scientists

Forty people contract mumps at Harvard ... all were vaccinated ... mumps vaccines...

Are recent mumps and measles outbreaks caused by the unvaccinated?...

Fordham University mumps outbreak affecting only vaccinated students; school bans...

Source: www.naturalnews.com

Anonymous said...

Interview with Craig Nelson on Coast to Coast AM last night:

He worked with a research team on a five-year process for his exhaustive new book, Pearl Harbor: From Infamy to Greatness. They culled oral histories from both American and Japanese perspectives, including then-child survivors, pilots, sailors, soldiers, admirals, and veterans. Nelson contends that America was born as a super-power on December 7, 1941…

Listen here: http://zfirelight.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

12:28 - You've not met many SDA's. (I'm also curious how that comes up in conversation... "Oh, you're an SDA? Do you vaccinate your kids?")

"As such, we encourage responsible immunization/vaccination, and have no religious or faith-based reason not to encourage our adherents to responsibly participate in protective and preventive immunization programs."

Source: https://www.adventist.org/en/information/official-statements/guidelines/article/go/-/immunization/

Anonymous said...

1034 doesnt know WTF they are talking about.

How about c. Brown saying no to those things as well as snipers so they could appear friendlier.

Anonymous said...

GET YOUR MONEY OUT NOW IF YOU CAN!

The coming collapse of pension funds nationwide (30 min.)

https://youtu.be/qou5Ucbec-M

Anonymous said...

Denzel Washington Slams Mainstream Media For Peddling "Bullshit"

“If you don’t read the newspaper, you’re uninformed. If you do read it, you’re misinformed,” Denzel Washington said quoting Mark Twain and added: "In our society, now it's just first — who cares, get it out there. We don't care who we destroy. We don't care if it's true. Just say it, sell it. Anything you practice you'll get good at — including bullshit. Dec 7, 2016 2:53 PM

Anonymous said...

947 probably half of them voted for him. also, Adolph Hitler was on time magazine cover in 1938. just because they make the cover, does not make them good.

Anonymous said...

12:41 your cononut brethren are exempt then? OK for them to make trolling comments? Yes you won, get over it.

Anonymous said...

3:09, please do your research. Natural News is a notorious fake health news site that publishes lies so that its owner can profit from his sales or endorsements of "all-natural healthy remedies". In one of his health videos, he claims that the use of vaccines can make your testicles fall off. Not shrink - literally fall off. Every point you pulled from his site has been dis-proven and shown inaccurate. This is exactly how we get the easily influenced showing up at a Washington pizzeria with a loaded rifle to free imprisoned abused children locked away personally by Hillary and Podesta. Things are really getting nutty.

DF Encyclopedia Britannica

Anonymous said...

You failed to note Faith Johnson's position on the Public Safety Commission for Texas DPS. A committee appointed by the Governor to oversee the DPS Director.

Anonymous said...

Tell that to your God Alex Jones. Seems he's rethinking his SH position of late

Anonymous said...

Rage is a douchy male lawyer. He's bragged about dropping 1800.00 on his wife for their anniversary and made dumber comments to let us know he's a total idiot.

Anonymous said...

www.infowars.com

Who is Alex Jones?