The Campaign For DA

12.21.2016

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts

  • Yes, I saw the news about the Wise County JP. Hey, even if the allegations are true, does it have to go all the way to an arrest and criminal prosecution? Isn't there some other way that reasonable and decent human beings can handle this without the criminal justice system getting involved? 
  • The final certified vote: Hillary's margin of victory in the popular vote is 2,864,974.
  • And that number was bothering Trump this morning: 
  • Boy, the Harris County DA - Elect is going scorched earth. She's already sent letters to 40 current prosecutors saying they won't be retained, and now she is threatening to prosecute some of them. (She says they have contacted alleged victims in pending cases saying the new administration will dismiss the criminal cases.)
  • Sen. Joe Manchin's solution for West Virginia's opioid epidemic: "We need to declare a war on drugs" Please tell me this isn't the "again" in "Make America Great Again."
  • The offices in the Wise County Courthouse had a Holiday Door Decorating Competition. After talking to some of those who did not win, they won't rule out Russian Hacking of the votes by the judges at the Messenger.
  • Trump's sons will now distance themselves from the seedy "$1 Million To Have Access To The President" event once they figured out what everyone else knew: The whole thing seemed unethical. They've now learned they'll have to be unethical behind the scenes. 
  • Question at the courthouse yesterday: Does Santa wrap your kid's gifts or not? My parents did wrap them but did so very poorly telling me that "Santa was probably in a hurry late last night."
  • It's behind a paywall (Edit: Another version not behind a paywall), but this story out of Oklahoma this morning looks juicy:
  • I don't know Decatur's Parker Hicks but he scored 60 points in a basketball game last night.
  • I'm now confused about the pronunciation of "Gyro" as in the sandwich. When I ordered one at Arby's in Decatur a couple of weeks back, the nice guy at the window confirmed my order by pronouncing it "YEAR-o." So I guessed that was correct. But then I was watching a great Seinfeld episode last night and Elaine pronounced it "JI-ro". Hey, she's was playing a New Yorker. That has to be correct, right?
  • And it was my favorite Seinfeld episode ever involving a guy stalking Elaine after meeting her on the Subway because she was reading his favorite publication -  TV Guide, Jerry dating and Indian woman and a drugstore Indian kept making and appearance, George getting busy in his parents' house, and Kramer coming up with the idea about a coffee table book about coffee tables. All that in one episode. 

67 comments:

Anonymous said...

agree about arrest . my gosh are we overboard or what.

Anonymous said...

Santa's gifts were unwrapped for my brother and I in my parents' home, and for my kids in my home.

I think "Hero" or "Yearo" is probably the correct pronunciation.

Anonymous said...

I proudly claim Parker Hicks as my great nephew. His brother, Wilson Hicks, is also on the basketball team and he is a sophomore. I love watching brothers on the same team. Wilson was also Decatur's quarterback this season.

And because I am just the great aunt, I feel OK bragging on them. I am just on the sidelines being impresses with them in every encounter I have. They and their younger brother are even more exceptional people than they are athletes.

Parker and Wilson's parents are Larry and Donnette Hicks.

-Impressed Great Aunt Susanne Parker

Anonymous said...

Santa's gifts aren't and never were wrapped in my house - either as a kid or now as an adult for my kids. I love the look on their faces as they round the corner and make a beeline straight for the unwrapped stuff. It's only a few things, but we always try to make sure it's something they really, really wanted - hopefully keep that Santa thing going in their minds for as long as possible. For my kids, the 4 to 8 year range was great - the true belief and wonder in their faces is something I'll never forget. We'll see how it goes this year.

wordkyle said...

"Hillary's margin of victory in the popular vote is 2,864,974." - And her margin of victory in California alone was 3.4 million votes. Meaning that in the entire country except California, Trump won the popular vote. So that "popular vote" meme Democrats keep trying doesn't support a broader claim. It's strictly a single state blowout. And, of course, it's irrelevant.

Anonymous said...

Gyro: jeer-o is how I have always said it. My Dad was a yankee so I picked it up from him (but he wasn't Greek so we could be wrong.)

Anonymous said...

"Isn't there some other way that reasonable and decent human beings can handle this without the criminal justice system getting involved?"

Maybe the fire chief parked in the Wise County JP's parking spot at the Wise County Annex...? :-)

HarveyLee said...

RTG: Outstanding!

Anonymous said...

Is it just me or does that pic of the JP look eerily similar to Charles Manson??

Anonymous said...

Excellent summary of the Harris County DA's recent "claims":

http://harriscountycriminaljustice.blogspot.com/2016/12/victims-phone-calls-and-press.html

Anonymous said...

For this to be true, California would have to have been the only blue state.

Stop lying, Wordkyle.

Why Guy said...

She has her phone with her! Ringer is set to VIBRATE??

wordkyle said...

922 - Math not taught in your school, pal? Or did you just repeatedly flunk that class?

Anonymous said...

9:01 - If the Fire Marshal parked in the JP's space, wouldn't it have better to simply ask him to move instead of letting the air out of his tire so he couldn't respond to an emergency?

There is way more to this story than what has been reported.

Anonymous said...

On pronunciation, one that's been driving me crazy is the Jaguar commercial. I've always pronounced it 'jag-waar'. The guy on the commercial pronounces is 'jag-you-are'. Isn't that a little like 'Tar-jzai'?

Anonymous said...

Skippy, Did Hillary win the popular vote by 2,864,974 votes or is that the number of excuses that her media is giving for her losing?

Anonymous said...

News tip....

You might want to follow up on the deal with the Erath County Sheriff...

Apparently, the Interim Sheriff yesterday suspended three high-ranking employees for unknown reasons. They also state that there are other possible suspensions coming up.

Anonymous said...

How do you pronounce that tasty sandwich name? It is is pronounced "What-a-burger".

DF Real Texan

Anonymous said...

9:01 - If the Fire Marshal parked in the JP's space, wouldn't it have better to simply ask him to move instead of letting the air out of his tire so he couldn't respond to an emergency?

There is way more to this story than what has been reported.

9:43 AM

Asking the Fire Marshall to move (I would think) would be correct way to handle a situation like this - IF that was why he flattened the tire. Since I don't know the entire story - like it or not, I'm going to make some jokes about it. :-) And once the entire story comes out into the open, I'm probably still going to make some jokes about it!! LOL

Anonymous said...

I wonder if they had any bottle rockets?

DF Old School Fireworks Enthusiast

Anonymous said...

Senator Manchin is the proud poppa of the EpiPen CEO responsible for the price gouging of the general public, schools, and Medicare/Medicaid. Don't know if he really has a handle on this whole drug thing.

DF Your Local Pharmacy

ps - google the story of him swinging his influence to get his CEO daughter her advanced degree with less than full academic effort, allegedly. good stuff

Triple Fake... said...

You're really downplaying the JP prosecution thing. His title includes the word "justice" in it.
But I'm not sure what the definition of criminal oppression is. Is it because the victim is a gov't official? Or the alleged perpetrator? Sounds like a simple case of criminal mischief. I assume there was no actual damage to the tire/vehicle, but you can't have an elected official doing something like that, even as petty as it seems.

Are you trying to be amusing or you actually saying that the pronunciation of "JI-ro" is correct because it was said by a yankee? In a sitcom. Where they did everything wrong. Not that there's anything wrong with that.
Is the correct term "drugstore Indian", or cigar store Indian? Maybe you're confusing that with "drugstore Cowboy"?

My favorite ep is the one where Kramer is hitting golf balls on the beach, and George is a fake marine biologist. Oh, and "The Contest"!


"The sea was angry that day, my friends - like an old man trying to send back soup in a deli."

Triple Fake George Costanza

Anonymous said...

Bridgeport PD going way overboard.

Triple Fake... said...

"Jag-you-are" is just the way the British say it.
Don't get me started on them or I'll have to rearrange my entire shed-jewel obsessing over all the things they mispronounce!

Anonymous said...

"But I'm not sure what the definition of criminal oppression is. Is it because the victim is a gov't official? Or the alleged perpetrator? Sounds like a simple case of criminal mischief. I assume there was no actual damage to the tire/vehicle, but you can't have an elected official doing something like that, even as petty as it seems."

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Sec. 39.03. OFFICIAL OPPRESSION. (a) A public servant acting under color of his office or employment commits an offense if he:

(1) intentionally subjects another to mistreatment or to arrest, detention, search, seizure, dispossession, assessment, or lien that he knows is unlawful;

(2) intentionally denies or impedes another in the exercise or enjoyment of any right, privilege, power, or immunity, knowing his conduct is unlawful; or

(3) intentionally subjects another to sexual harassment.

(b) For purposes of this section, a public servant acts under color of his office or employment if he acts or purports to act in an official capacity or takes advantage of such actual or purported capacity.

(c) In this section, "sexual harassment" means unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature, submission to which is made a term or condition of a person's exercise or enjoyment of any right, privilege, power, or immunity, either explicitly or implicitly.

(d) An offense under this section is a Class A misdemeanor, except that an offense is a felony of the third degree if the public servant acted with the intent to impair the accuracy of data reported to the Texas Education Agency through the Public Education Information Management System (PEIMS) described by Section 42.006, Education Code, under a law requiring that reporting.

Acts 1973, 63rd Leg., p. 883, ch. 399, Sec. 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1974. Amended by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 1217, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989; Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 16, Sec. 19.01(34), eff. Aug. 26, 1991. Renumbered from Penal Code Sec. 39.02 by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 900, Sec. 1.01, eff. Sept. 1, 1994.

Amended by:

Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 510 (S.B. 124), Sec. 2, eff. September 1, 2013.

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now you know

perhaps you should educate yourself and wait until the entire story is presented before rendering judgment...

Anonymous said...

Makeup you own pronunciation as Arkansas should be Arkan Sas or Ar Kansas! Where do they get Arkan Saw?

Anonymous said...

And I thought you were blocking dumb comments!

Anonymous said...

"Isn't there some other way that reasonable and decent human beings can handle this without the criminal justice system getting involved?"

Really? If a police officer had deflated the JP's tire you would have thrown a hissy fit if the police officer wasn't prosecuted. Apparently, even for liberals, justice depends on who you are, not the crime you committed.

Anonymous said...

Poyner seems like he was playing a normal guy joke. Anyone who knows these two parties (jp and Stanford) knows there has been tension for years. It is very well known in the gossip circles around the county. Of course once the County is brought this they have to follow up because then if they don't they would appear to be covering it up. Poor WCS for having to do this over a stupid bad relationship that's been around for years. In my humble opinion it is nothing more than someone not taking a joke as a joke and using it as fuel to start a fire they have been wanting to start for YEARS!

Hope I pass your test BG. I Have clearly marked this as my opinion and things being heard in gossip circles. It needed to be said.

Double Fake Uncle Fester

Anonymous said...

Good for Bridgeport PD treating the HONORABLE JP the same way they would any other citizens that decided to pull some stupid sheet like that. Matter of fact he should be punished worse for such a poor decision.

Anonymous said...

Cut to Lyin Ted spewing more of his inflammatory hypocrisy. Of course Dems are going to use his own tactics on anything that has the 'Tator's mark of destruction, and thanks Ted for reminding them to do just that. Cruz, THE King of Obstruction, creator of all things mouth vomit related, and ruler of the Texas Freedom Morons. Why couldn't we build a wall to keep this clown out ?

Anonymous said...

If someone messes with your tires you would file charges too. Get real. Serves him right for thinking he's above the law like he acts.

Anonymous said...

Yay Hillary can be President of California

Anonymous said...

A Justice of the Peace - alleged to have let air out of a tire in a public parking area. What do JPs have to do with parking lots and tires as part of their duties or color of office or employment? Not likely

mzchief said...

Gyros is pronounced "YEE-ros"

Anonymous said...

10:15

Or Left-tenant or Al-void!

DF Muckraker!

Anonymous said...

Nice run of RTGs this week.
Good job again.

Herro or Yearo is closest to the correct, but we always called them Jiro when I went to college in New York, just as a bit. That was probably happening in Seinfeld.

Anonymous said...

922 that makes absolutely ZERO sense. Hooked on phonics man

Triple Fake... said...


"perhaps you should educate yourself and wait until the entire story is presented before rendering judgment..."
??
Lighten up, Francis! (or rage, anonymously?) You seem way too butt-hurt and in attack mode over what I said. I gave my opinion, just like Green gave his, and he may be right. What I rendered was, yes, an uninformed opinion of what the charge should be. Not about his guilt or innocence.
Besides, your lengthy reply is qualified by the phrase "under color of his office". He wasn't "allegedly" committing the act in the performance of his JP duties, other than maybe doing it during business hours. Sounds like a pretty good loophole for throwing out that charge. What would a private citizen be charged with for the same action? I don't know because, well, I'm uneducated

Anonymous said...

I can see that you two are having trouble with the concept, so here's a map fr your assistance. The blue states are the ones where Clinton won the popular vote. You'll notice that there are more blue states than just California.

http://www.270towin.com

Anonymous said...

Skippy guy, check with Wordkyle. He will know.

Anonymous said...


Really don't know what the fuss is over the sons of Trump, the charity event and ethics concerns, just Libtard anti--Trump anything I suppose.

We should talk about POTUS and BET music event hosted at the White(albeit black that night)House (for you racial prevaricators the press article read "mostly black" in attendance) whereby your guy dances with Gangsta Rappers and parties on with elitists of his own race. Security paid for by ALL tax payers? Didn't you want to debate this?

Obama's travel expense since being elected has cost taxpayers 79.5 million.. Nothing yet huh?

What about the private Prince concert with the likes of Rev Al Sharptongue? Wall street execs, Hollywood celebrities, and sports stars mostly black- The first Lady put on in 2015 want to discuss?

You Libtards piss and moan about everything south while giving kitchen passes to everything north, surprised still about the loss?

You guys have at least 4 yrs of "but Trump" why don't you wait until he takes office to commiserate on every liberal media driven propagandist article?

Anonymous said...

Arithmetic must be a liberal hoax. CBS has a breakdown about state-by-state popular votes:

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-v-clinton-what-the-popular-vote-in-each-state-shows-electoral-college/

Anonymous said...

Should have just had his vehicle towed.

Anonymous said...

Well, someone can't take a joke!

wordkyle said...

103, 1209, et al - Here's the Crayola Crayon version for you:

Hillary Clinton "won" the popular vote for the entire United States by 2,864,974.
Hillary Clinton "won" the popular vote in the state of California by 4,269,978.
Hillary Clinton's margin of "victory" for the entire United States was less than the margin of "victory" for California. Her overall popular vote "victory" was accomplished by running up the score in a single state.
Ergo, for the entire rest of the United States, Hillary Clinton received fewer votes than Donald Trump.



Anonymous said...

I've got no reason to post without signing, despite what Wordkyle thinks.

Besides, I've given up on thinking anyone here will educate themselves.

Rage

Goober's Cousin Gomer said...

Hey Green! You let 12:27's comment through but you file 13 anything from the Sick of Arrogant RepugnantCONS comments that have been on here (I know who"Sick" is)? Until now I considered you an up and up guy, but I think you've lost me.

Goober's Cousin Gomer said...

Seems all you folks on here have tried and convicted the good Justice. How about this:" I was walking out of my office and I heard a hissing sound. I looked around and found it coming from the tire of a fellow county official. I squatted down to see if there was something I could do to prevent the official from having to deal with a deflated tire. Finding that there was nothing I could do be of further assistance, I went on my way". Now counselor, what are those lines about innocent until PROVEN guilty and RESONABLE DOUBT?

Anonymous said...

In trump world facts simply don't matter

Anonymous said...

In constant travels overseas, never once has someone asked me to explain Californians, but never once do I not have to account for Texas

My usual explanation is our educational system and Southern Baptist

Anonymous said...

I take a good bit of hope in Hillary 's numbers in California. So many of our good Texas laws were conceived in California ten years earlier. Now I just have to live en more years to see Texas blue

Anonymous said...

RTG..... A body just don't get much better than that fellas.

Anonymous said...

You are forgetting the majority votes in states that are red. This would cancel out the other blue states except California was the point. Pull your liberal head out and use it

Anonymous said...

There is much more to this than what has been reported.

Anonymous said...

I wander what Judge Roy Bean would had done probably stole the horse and shot the fire marshal. So letting the air out is seems trivial.

Anonymous said...

103, 1209, etal.... Too bad coach did not teach you math...WK 'plained it as simple as it can be 'splained. I bet both of them passed the STAAR test. Good reason to kill state testing.

DF Don Majka

Anonymous said...

There is definitely much more to the death of Sheriff Bryant in Erath county. Texas Rangers are investigating.

Anonymous said...

No kidding. But this is not what you said. Your plain statement was that her popular vote win was solely due to California. It was not. Plain and simple.

Always love to see you crawfish though.

Anonymous said...

Quit the popular vote crap. The rules going into the election were what they were. You sound like a football team that claims victory from defeat because it had more total yardage even though it lost on the scoreboard. If the rules of the game were that the winner is the team with more yardage, don't you think the team you lost to would have gone in with a different strategy than to outscore you?

Anonymous said...

Yeah boy, Repubs won the executive, both houses of Congress, a majority of state houses, and about 34 governorships.

Any moment now, California standards will overtake the US.

Bated breath waiting...

Anonymous said...

2:43 - the most likely to have an anyurisum explode during Christmas while trying to squeeze a turd the size of Trump out of his enraged mouth because a RepugnantCon hurt his little feelings..
Should see a Doctor little Sister you may have a bad case of DemocrapicAngina

Anonymous said...

Poynor has been a complete jackwagon to the law enforcement community for years. He was/is difficult to work with. He throws a fit when the medics wash their vehicle because he has to step in water. Maybe if he was kinder to those he worked with daily including those in the annex building he currently works with then this wouldn't have happened. In fact if he was nicer then he wouldn't have felt the need to let air out of someones tires. He would have had the decency to talk to the person face to face instead of being a coward.

Anonymous said...

WordKyle... srsly, brah. Dumbest argument you've every tried to make. Generally find you to have pretty rational arguments. This one is a special kind of stupid that makes me rethink anything you say is worth listening to.

Anonymous said...

Even mentioning the popular vote when an election is not based on it is more than stupid. OK! We get it!! Hillary was an horrible candidate just like every other station in her life! She had no strategy for winning the electoral college!! California and New York has a plethora of stupid people!! Our forefathers were ingenious! Enough...now let's all make America great again....we have wasted eight years...it is enough!!!

wordkyle said...

837 - I'm trying to explain things to people who try to insist the Hillary popular vote "victory" gives her/them some sort of mandate. Rational thought is wasted on such folks. You gotta communicate with 'em in ways they might understand. That means dumbing it down a few levels.

Anonymous said...

I'm trying to explain to Dump Trumpers that yes according to the rules as written Trump won , I don't dispute that and never wanted the electors to change that, its the way the constitution is written and must be accepted or changed .I just want you and your deranged leader to stop with the STUPID Oh the people have spoken, we could have won popular vote if we wanted to or those people in California, New York, Washington etc don't count, the fact is 2.85 more Americans vote for Clinton than trump that is not a small number. Contemplate that as hopefully the Democrats nominate a better candidate and run a better campaign in 2020