The Campaign For DA

1.19.2017

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts




  • Yep, www.wisecounty.com is down. I'm trying to get an answer from the website hosting company which is beyond frustrating. This loss of service happened about ten years ago, and it finally got fixed after four days. It happened to the Messenger site once because of the ineptitude of their web site hosting company, too, which I think they booted.  It's amazing that there isn't some type of redunancy/backup for websites in this day and time. (Side note: WiseCounty.com is hosted by Verio. Horrible hosting site. So sad. I've got my business website on GoDaddy which has been amazingly flawless and easy. I'll try to move wisecounty.com there if I can figure out how to. Yep, I'm mad.)
  • Edit: Problem will be resolved in 24 to 48 hours. GoDaddy, here I come. 
  • A new word I heard from the weathermen over the weekend during the heavy rains: "Ponding." You know, that actually makes sense.
  • Why are deputies with the Wise County Sheriff's Office doing traffic enforcement? 
  • And do DPS trooper cars now have license plate readers? Based upon the last few DVD's I've looked at, I'm beginning to think that is true. 
  • Pudge Rodriguez made the Hall of Fame. During his rookie year in the Spring, I was out in the outfield stands at the old Arlington Stadium with Pudge behind the plate and Nolan Ryan pitching. Early in the game, Pudge took the pitch and fired it off to first base where a runner was lollygagging off base. He didn't throw him out but it was a rocket. The murmurs in the crowd of "What did we just see?" remain to me with this day. Edit: Someone pointed out that his rookie year began on June 20th. I know it was a night game, and I know it was "cool" but not cold. 
  • The other memory about that night was that the partners in the law firm I was with took me and my young buddy co-workers to the game. One of the partners' wives (probably in her thirties and a little high tone) told us that she was going to the Fort Worth City Council meeting the next day to express her displeasure with the way the city's dog pound was being run and the treatment of the animals. My co-worker and buddy (Robert Wagstaff now in Abilene) looked at her and asked in a comedic fashion, "You gonna wear that fur jacket you got on?" Thankfully she laughed or we would all have been fired.
  • You guys understand that a school vouchers program means that your tax dollars can go to a private school which can have an ideology and curriculum that you disagree with and there's nothing you can do about it?
  • George P. Bush is using H.W.'s hospitalization as an excuse not to attend Trump's inauguration. W is still going (which I find amazing.)
  • Rick Perry is going to get roasted today during his confirmation hearing for the head of the Department of Energy. A department he wanted to eliminate, couldn't remember the name of during a debate and, as the New York Times reported, had no idea is responsible for the maintenance and care of the U.S. nuclear weapons arsenal. God help us. 
  • Edit: A faithful reader called me and said the guy on the left looks familiar. Any idea? 
  • Haven't the most recent heads of the Department of Energy been nuclear physicists or am I wrong about that? 
  • If you want comedy, look and see how the Internet had fun with this: 
  • I watched Tucker Carlson on Fox News in his new time slot for the first time last night. That guy is horrible, gets destroyed by his guests (even Lindsey Graham outsmarted him last night), and he fake laughs when he gets boxed in. Fox News should have seen that coming ever since the writer for Teen Vouge put him in his place a few weeks back
  • Tony Orlando will perform for Trump! (Dawn could not be reached for comment.)
  • From the Update: Wise County commissioners Tuesday approved a reserve constable pilot program for Precinct 4 at the request of Constable Kevin Huffman. 'When I’m doing evictions and writs, it’s nice to have someone to back you up,' he said. '[P]eople tend to get a little irate. If you’re by yourself, that’s not a good situation to be in.” Serious question: How many evictions do constables do? 



64 comments:

Anonymous said...

Because Justice Courts have exclusive jurisdictions over evictions, and constables are generally the JP's enforcement arm, they do all of 'em.

Glad Pudge made it in. He loved keeping people on their bases. It was fun to watch.

Hate that Bagel made it. That guy is a royal douche bag, and I suspect was juicing for a significant part of his career. His entanglements with the wife of a drug-addled (but brilliant) surgeon here in Houston were shameful.

Some Houston Lawyer



Anonymous said...

Hey--can Wordy come in here again and tell us how the government is PP's largest source of revenue, then crawfish and tell us how it's really abortions, even though government funds can't be used for abortions?

Anonymous said...

"Guy on the Left" is Marcus Luttrell

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

Anonymous said...

Did someone say Reserve Constable? Can I use my own car?

DF Tom Bishop

Anonymous said...

Barry, starting the new year with great RTG selections. Keep up the good work.

DF A LL Reader with a Discriminating Eye

Anonymous said...

I think he is that Navy SEAL guy from Carrolton or Plano or whatever.

Anonymous said...

The guy on the left is Marcus Luttrell. Of course you don't recognize a true American hero...

Anonymous said...

Also watched at the old stadium from the outfield. When he fired the ball to second base, you usually winced and moved a bit, because you felt if it got by the players, you were in danger. Pudge could really throw a ball.

DF Eddie Chiles

Anonymous said...

by Perry, Marcus Luttrell, Lone Survivor https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marcus_Luttrell

Anonymous said...

You guys understand that a school vouchers program means that your tax dollars can go to a private school which can have an ideology and curriculum that you disagree with and there's nothing you can do about it?

Our tax dollars already support, in many instances, ineffective instruction and objectionable curricula in the classrooms. Vouchers simply enable and empower parents to select educational venues for their children that deliver results and align with their values.

It's personal choice and power to the...[gasp] people. Why in the world is the Timmy Leary education establishment so opposed to that?

Anonymous said...

The guy on the left is Marcus Luttrell.

http://tinyurl.com/zsfs29j

Anonymous said...

Just wait until the first voucher is used at a Muslim school. Oh boy! The fur will fly then from all the good freedom loving true-believer Christian folk. They want the freedom to spend their education dollars where they want to but don't want everybody else to have the same freedom.

You don't get a private fire department, private police force, or private sewer guy with public funds in our society. You shouldn't get a private K-12 education. Public education for the benefit of all or pay it out of your own pocket, Miss Highland Park.

DF Little Red School House

Anonymous said...

"Haven't the most recent heads of the Department of Energy been nuclear physicists or am I wrong about that?"

There was a funny meme floating around a few weeks ago that had pics of the last 5 Energy secretaries and Perry. Over each pic, it listed their post-graduate degrees, all in some science related field like physics or engineering and from prestigious universities. Over Perry's pic, it said something along of the lines of "Made a 'C' in a class called 'Meats' and Texas A&M".

Anonymous said...

Why are the WCS doing traffic enforcement in Tarrant Co might be the better question. I've seen it personally going on since the summer. Yesterday I was passing through Boyd, had a WCS car with its lights on headed towards Rhome in a hurry. As I moved over to let him by another WCS and Boyd Truck cop passed by west bound as if nothing was up? After a stop by the bank I headed to Azle only to pass the Boyd cop and WCS on the other side of Briar, in Tarrant. On probably 20 occasions now I've seen WCS actively running stops as far as Reno/Centerpoint. All very strange if you ask me.

Anonymous said...

GREEN I GUESS YOU DON'T LIKE TUCKER CUZ HE AINT SKEERED TO CALL THOSE FELLERS OUT JUST LIKE HE DID LAST NIGHT WITH THAT OLE BOY THAT STATES HRC IS THE TRUE PRESIDENT. HEY DUMBASS OUR COUNTRY RUNS ON THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE NOT POPULAR VOTE AND IF YOUR BEST EVIDENCE IS A 30 YEAR OLD ARTICLE WRITTEN BY A NEO NAZI EXTREMIST THEN YOUR TRULY AN EFFEN MORON. SO YEAH TUCKER PUT HIM IN HIS PLACE. GOOD FOR HIM.

TRUMP STILL RATTLIN AROUND IN THAT EMPTY HEAD OF YOURS HUH?

Anonymous said...

GREEN THAT OLE BOY IS MARCUS LUTTRELL FROM THE GREAT STATE OF TEXAS. NAVY SEAL AND WAR HERO. YOU SHOULD READ HIS BOOK SOLE SURVIVOR...YOU MAY LEARN SOMETHING ABOUT THE IMPACT THE MSM HAS ON ACTUAL DOWNRANGE OPERATIONS AND THE DANGERS OUR TROOPS ARE PUTTING THEMSELVES IN WORRYING ABOUT GETTING BUTCHERED IN THE BLEEDING HEART LIBERAL MEDIA. READ THE BOOK GREEN. SOLE SURVIVOR.

Anonymous said...

Why are deputies with the Wise County Sheriff's Office doing traffic enforcement?

They have had a traffic division for years. Nothing new. Regular deputies make stops from time to time also. You get a drunk in front of a deputy, why wouldn't the deputy stop them?

I have used GoDaddy for nearly 10 years and been very happy with them. YMMV.

Anonymous said...

Years ago my wife worked part time for the Rangers. At their summer picnic, some of the players, including Pudge, were autographing balls for the employees. My wife stood in his line as just as she got up to him, he announced he was done and refused to sign it. Later she and a couple of her friends were sitting at a table eating lunch when George Bush, the owner at the time, came and sat with them. He signed her ball and sat and talked with them like they were equals. Speaks volumes.

Anonymous said...

9:30 - If they see an offense in Wise County, it may take some distance to catch up and get the violator physically stopped in a safe area.

Anonymous said...

Barry is agast that our tax dollars could go to schools whose ideologies we disagree with. He doesn't realize that for conservatives that is what has been happening for decades.

Anonymous said...

Rick Perry likes having Marcus Luttrell around for photo ops.

Marcus Luttrell doesn't like being around the Afghan who saved his life. The Afghan guy was living in a crummy apartment near Fort Worth's Oakland Lake Park in east Fort Worth. Living in the USA beats the hell out of living Afghanistan even if it is Fort Worth. Sad!

Anonymous said...

I'm talking about being stopped on the side of the road running radar in Tarrant. I've seen them initiate the traffic stop from Tarrant doing this. And I highly doubt the others I've just witnessed already pulled over on the south side of Briar Hill, were originated in WC.

Anonymous said...

What happened to the Go Daddy commercials?

Anonymous said...

Wise County Sheriff's office should have plenty to do without doing traffic stops on major highways, already served by the DPS. I think it's fine if they are in a rural area and see the need to enforce traffic.
I'd love to have them on CR 1111, which has become quite the speedway since the new subdivision went in down the road. In towns, leave it to the local police force, unless there is none (Chico, Alvord, Paradise, for example).
Is this possibly a way to justify needing more DPS troopers? Just a question, Sheriff Akin.
While on the subject of CR 1111, how about a trash cleanup? Whoever dumped their recliner just off Hwy 380 needs to come pick it up! On the other end of the road, by FM 1810, whoever dumped their white trash bags...that's not a dump site!

Anonymous said...

Well said, 9:48.

Anonymous said...

You can't do better than GoDaddy, in my opinion. I've been using them for years without so much as a hiccup. Very reliable.

Anonymous said...

Pudge's rookie season with the Rangers began June 20.

Anonymous said...

"Writing my inaugural address at the Winter White House... look deep into the tiles behind me... you are powerless in my tiny hands!

DF Donald the Magician

Anonymous said...

Because 9:30 people don't trust Rhome police after half the force was hired by Brandon Davis. They welcome the wcso in the Rhome / Tarrant area , even out of jurisdiction.

Anonymous said...

10:22

6/20 is the last day of spring. 6/21 is the first day of summer.

So if Bu was at the 6/20 game, then yes, it was in the spring.

Anonymous said...

Bring back GoDaddy with the Danica commercials.

Anonymous said...

I clicked on the link you included to the Tucker Carlson - Teen Vogue writer interview. She was strong in saying what she wanted to say, he was strong in his effort to get her to comment on the subjects he wanted her to address. They both interrupted the other repeatedly. She was caustic,derisive, and demeaning in her remarks throughout the interview. With heavy derision in her tone, she referred to him as "Honey" on one point with which she disagreed with him. What would happen if he had pulled a stunt like that? She took advantage of her status as a guest on the show, he was restricted in his interaction with her by being the network employee/host. The show would be cancelled by now if he had conducted himself in the way in which she did. By stating that, I'm not implying that anyone should feel sorry for him, apparently that's just the way it works, and he's a big boy now. But I saw no sign of him being "put in his place". That you did I think is most likely a result of your political leanings. You are only opposed to the type of behavior she displayed when someone on the other team does it. When one of your team does it, you're like "Yeah!" with a fist pump.

Anonymous said...

I agree with 11:24. Deputies and/or DPS are a welcome sight in and around Rhome.

wordkyle said...

Hey Barry, is your website issue also affecting your e-mail?

Anonymous said...

You need a map and a local geography lesson. Rhome isn't anywhere near Briar and Rhome isn't in Tarrant Co. I doubt Brandon Davis has anything to do with them patrolling toward Azle in Tarrant.

Anonymous said...

So we'll have a creationist in charge of our nuclear reserves .....what could go wrong?

Anonymous said...

What are you people hung up on Rhome about, WCS and DPS SHOULD be in Rhome. I was talking about traffic stops by WCS in Tarrant. I only mentioned that a deputy was headed towards Rhome with his lights on to explain how odd it was that the other WCS and Boyd cop weren't headed in the same direction with their lights on. That is unusual behavior. And for the same two cops to turn up in Tarrant 10 minutes later, in the middle of the day, is even more bizarre.

Anonymous said...

Dear Little Red (9:29):

What makes you think that those in favor of vouchers would oppose Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, athiest - or any other parent - from sending their children to a school of their choosing?

Your argument that "Christian folk" would be in a tizzy suggests that you are incapable of the discernment of or are insufficiently intelligent to comprehend that is a lie. Or possibly you have such a rabid anti-Christian bias that you don't care what stupid things you write.

Anonymous said...

Hell, even the other cops don't trust the Rhome cops. Boyd spends more time at taco casa and a few have voiced their opinion about some of Rhome's finest.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone have any idea if that is Marcus Luttrell sitting with Rick Perry?

Anonymous said...

Or is it Marcus' twin brother Morgan? Marcus was at the SHOT show this week in Vegas?

Anonymous said...

Rhome patrols Tarrant and Rhome is near the Tarrant line. Maybe Dora will lend you her map out of her backpack

Anonymous said...

All the Muslims in one spot? Sounds like a target rich environment to me.

Anonymous said...

11:54 - I'm not sure anyone cared what you were talking about, but thanks for the clarification.

Anonymous said...

11:26 OK SO WHEN IS THE LAST DAY OF SPRING AGAIN? PUT YOUR DAMN FARMERS ALMANAC DOWN, GET OFF YOUR HIGH HORSE, AND DO SOMETHING USEFUL BESIDES EATING HONEY BUNS AND TRYING TO SHARPSHOOT COMMENTS ON HERE.

Anonymous said...

Why can't Perry just go somewhere without dragging some military member along with him? Stand on your own, and quit pandering. So a Navy SEAL did his job. A job he wasn't drafted for, and for which he was paid a salary and and for which he will have benefits for the rest of his life. Whoopty doo.

Anonymous said...

I'm confused. Can any of you liberal weenie snowflakes tell me what coloreds want to be called now? Is it mediocre negros or jiggaboo ass niggas?

Anonymous said...

I JUST CALL EM SPODAS. CUZ THEY ARE NEVER DOING WHAT THEIR SPODA BE DOIN!

Anonymous said...

I said Rhome isn't near Briar and isn't in Tarrant county....both facts. The fact that Rhome nears Tarrant is irrelevant in this situation. Nice attempt to twist Carmen Sandiego.

Anonymous said...

You guys understand that a school vouchers program means that your tax dollars can go to a private school which can have an ideology and curriculum that you disagree with and there's nothing you can do about it?

Kind of like my tax dollars being used to fly Michelle and her mother's fat ass all over the world and babies being murdered in the womb? I could go on and on but you get the message. I'm paying school taxes and don't have kids in school but yet government indoctrination education is teaching young skulls full of mush that global warmism is real but I can't do anything about it. That's a pretty weak argument for school vouchers, Skippy.

Anonymous said...

I find it amazing that the Obammy's are going to attend the inauguration.

Anonymous said...

Obammy commuted the sentence for Payton Manning as a convicted spy. The Rosenburgs could not be reached for comment.

Anonymous said...

Didn't Obammy fly to London to try to persuade Great Britain to not vote for Brexit? Can't that be construed as a foreign power trying to influence an election?

January 20, 2017. The end of an error.

Anonymous said...

2:31, I get that you don't like black people, especially if they're more successful than you, or science when it differs from the Bible, but your tax dollars do not pay for abortion. Jesus you're dumb.

Sorry to hear that your kids have skulls full of mush. Perhaps it was the way they were raised? Your skull innards appear to be a bit mushy as well.

Rage

Anonymous said...

We already have Muslim schools in Texas, http://gulencharterschools.weebly.com look up Harmony charters, run by muslims, I bet they can't wait to get tax dollars for vouchers!

Anonymous said...

Okay 11:55, maybe you are just trolling and maybe you are serious. To flesh out my snarky comment:

Me: conservative church attendee who tithes and believes others are entitled to their beliefs or non-beliefs, whichever is appropriate. Live and let live. But public money should be spent on public benefits.

Basis for my comment: when the topic comes up in my Sunday School class or in weekday coffee, my fellow congregation members are almost unanimous in saying public money for Christian K-12 (Protestant only) is a-ok. Public money for Muslim, Buddhist, Mormon, Catholic, Hebrew, etc education not so much. Because, they say, America is and always will be ONLY a Christian nation (their definition excludes Catholics, Mormons, etc). When I try to argue the point that there multiple paths to the good Lord, they get apoplectic. And when I point out that our Constitution gave us the right to be free from government sanctioned (if it's public taxes, it's government sanctioned) dictated religious thought, which public money in a church school would abrogate, they foam at the mouth.

So, no lie 11:55. Just my observation and take on my little circle of churchy friends. Believe it, don't believe it. That's your freedom to do so.

DF Little Red School House

Anonymous said...

THE 6/20 GAME WAS IN CHICAGO SO NO BU DID NOT SEE PUDGE DURING THE SPRING OF PUDGE'S ROOKIE SEASON

Anonymous said...

Rage, my real name isn't Jesus but thanks for the compliment. And like him I didn't have kids. Are you going to the inauguration and blow stuff up? You might wanna fact check tax money for abortions.

Anonymous said...

Mediocre niggroes and jiggaboo ass niggas will not perform at Trump's inauguration. Prince, Michael Jackson and Tupac could not be reached for comment.

Anonymous said...

Maybe the officers are doing traffic enforcement because people are running stop signs or red lights, speeding, driving while distracted, not keeping vehicles in proper working order, not paying their fees for the privilege of driving a vehicle, etc. You do realize that if drivers would follow the rules all the time, that no traffic enforcement would ever be needed, right?

Anonymous said...

4:19

Unless, it was a spring training game prior to the start of the season which was 4/8.

Anonymous said...

In towns, leave it to the local police force, unless there is none (Chico, Alvord, Paradise, for example). - 10:00am

Hey stop picking on Chico. We have a police Department (when the hardware store is closed). We got a cop car and everything!

wordkyle said...

Oh, and just for the sake of completion, the New York Times report that Perry "had no idea" has been debunked. They based it on a comment from a single source, who repudiated the story, and said that the Times took his comment out of context. Also, public information was/is available that Perry understood the job when he accepted the nomination. The Times story was either an incredibly amateurish, sloppy job of reporting, or an intentional hit piece.

Death To Dogma said...

Guy behind Perry is Marcus Lutrell.