The Campaign For DA

3.09.2017

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts




  • Bridgeport's High School basketball coach, the one who led them to a controversial state championship, has resigned as coach. There's a lot going on over there.
  • "School principals and superintendents who fail to report teachers involved in inappropriate relationships with students could face criminal charges under a bill passed unanimously Wednesday in the Texas Senate." Hey, goofballs, there's been a law in place for years that says the same thing. 
  • I'll rank Tony Romo behind Danny White.
  • Repeal and Replace of Obamacare is going horribly. Who would have guessed? "The bill, as written, will not pass the Senate." - Ted Cruz
  • The suicide guy who was part of a post yesterday was such a danger that the cops found him asleep shortly after noon. 
  • A Wise County story. And, I'm not making this up, the guy's name is "Buck Wheat": 
  • Someone asked yesterday why the Secret Service was involved in the examination of the missing boater's cell phone found near Grapevine Lake. It's weird yet common. State authorities always rely upon them for computer diagnostics. And another area they have jurisdiction of: Counterfeiting. 
  • Channel 8 let Pete Delkus do sports last night and even go "Unplugged." That guy is such a beating and they promote him like a rock star.
  • I think I'm getting Tired Head over all this Dirk love and Romo love. All they do is play sports
  • The University of Michigan's basketball team had a scare yesterday: 
  • So did a lawyer (that's a funny headline.)
  • A group which has trained cops across the nation says it will abandon teaching an interrogation technique used for decades because it leads to false confessions. You've seen the technique in many a documentary: "The claustrophobic room, the repeated accusations of guilt, the presentation of evidence — real or invented — and the slow build-up of pressure that makes admitting a crime seem like the easiest way out." The key should not be to get a confession. The key should be to get to the truth. 





46 comments:

Anonymous said...

Don't be surprised if the new AD in BPort brings in his own head basketball coach. That's usually how it happens. I suspect a lot more coaches will be resigning.

Ernest T said...

If you would bother to read the article, then you would see that they were told that he was threatening Suicide by Cop, so he was considered very dangerous. Just because they later found him asleep doesn't mean that he wasn't.

Quit doing a Monday Morning Quarterbacking job on the police. You would have also been complaining if the guy had turned violent and they had only sent one officer.

Ernest T said...

I know what is going on with the b-ball in Bridgeport....

Either Hawks was not bringing in new ringers or he is moving out. The guy knew that he wouldn't have another loaded team and was ready to get out of coaching.

Wonder if Hawks is hiring him to help coach his team?

Anonymous said...

I'm in Buffalo NY this week on business. The wind up here yesterday was wild. Clear blue skies and 60 mph breeze are weird combo.

Anonymous said...

Both Dirk and Romo are not only quality athletes but quality people as well, most good athletes are not quality people, those pompus premadonnas !

Anonymous said...

There is no solution, other than immediately become a healthy nation, to the health insurance problem. The population of a large village can all bear the burden of sharing to take care of an unfortunate few needing critical care that costs a thousand times beyond their means. But you can't have half the village needing critical care that costs a thousand, a hundred, or even ten times their means. The math doesn't work.

Anonymous said...

Check out Twitter handle @_FloridaMan

This guy has made his mission to keep up with "Florida Man" stories, which seem to have no equal in any other state.

Anonymous said...

...guy who...was such a danger that the cops found him asleep shortly after noon.

Smug attorneys and late night comedians are quick to criticize the actions of 'doers', considerably less useful in providing meaningful solutions.

Wise fools.

Anonymous said...

8:51 has no idea what's going on! Coach Green is staying on at Bridgeport to teach just not coach. Now you know what's going on.

Anonymous said...

The concept and deployment of Obamacare was pure idiocracy and failure. Billions of dollars have been pissed away. Another liberal failure.

Fixed it.

Anonymous said...

In Texas you often seen the new AD/head football coach bring it their own FOOTBALL coaches. But usually not the basketball coach. Especially since the team isn't that good. What would be the draw to podunk low-paying Bridgeport?

Anonymous said...

Dang, and you were doing pretty good on your run of RTGs.

Anonymous said...

You really need to think about your hard on for Pete Delkus. Take a walk or float in your kayak. He's a weatherman!

Lawyer Too fka Baylor Too said...

You'd put Romo behind Danny White? I don't know if that's a slap against Romo or a slap against White.

I guess it is a fitting comparison. Both were really nice guys. Both just couldn't get the job done. Maybe it was my youthful innocence, but I liked Danny White.

Triple Fake... said...

"I think I'm getting Tired Head over all this Dirk love and Romo love. All they do is play sports."
In order to make it easier to grasp, think of it in these terms:
Dirk and Romo are contestants on a Bachorler-like program.
The Metroplex is presenting each of them with a rose.
You may now throw your hands up, and go to bed in shame for making that dumb comment.



I saw that story in the S-T yesterday about the guy named Buck Wheat.
It's likely he gets the occasional "Say what, now?" Especially among older people who actually remember the character, and still say "Say what, now?"
If the guy really had a sense of humor, he would name a daughter Karima


Would it be safe to assume that the Miami lawyer is a Liar! Liar!




Anonymous said...

Almost every other civilized nation in the world has some form of socialized medicine. And it works well. The US keeps slipping backwards as other nations longevity statistics pass us by.

If you are a pro-market person, Get this: We do not have enough competition in healthcare to drive prices down. What we have is trade unions (AMA) and oligopolies (hospital chains) and BIG Pharma rigging the game in a MASSIVE way. Trump people should be all over this!

The only two ways to corral this industry is to regulate prices or increase competition.

Which one do you want?

Anonymous said...

The suicide guy who was part of a post yesterday was such a danger that the cops found him asleep shortly after noon.



And that is one of the desired outcomes. Wait the suspect out. But, man, you are never satisfied. You would have criticized them had they:

Went in guns a blazing or Ten of them showed up at once or a police helicopter flew over or they used a tactical robot or drone for surveillance or there was a plain clothes detective or if the held a press conference or if they didn't hold a press conference or if they didn't use surveillance or because not enough supervisors showed up..........get my drift?

This should be in all law enforcement's departmental SOP's:

1) In Barricade Situations
a) Once on the scene, call Barry Green

Anonymous said...

Here is a Woman's Day fact:

Last year, a man won woman of the year.



Just sayin'

Anonymous said...

Danny White made it to 3 straight NFC championship games and lost. Romo has won 2 playoff games total.

Anonymous said...

Lisa Villegas said it was going to rain in my pants tonight.

TF Harold Taft

RathetBesailing said...

Ii'll bet Buckwheat had help from the rest of the Gang to get that lil piggy.

Anonymous said...

Neither one benefited from the same quality defenses the super bowl teams sported.

DF Apples and Oranges

Anonymous said...

Danny White made it to 3 straight NFC championship games and lost.


Danny White also made it to a Super Bowl and won. He was the backup QB and starting punter.

Anonymous said...

I'd put Romo behind Testaverde's stint at Dallas. Nobody has done less with more than Tony Romo.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Same as yesterday. Creepy stalking a TV news personality based on what you see without ever meeting them. Kind of like how people judge you based on LL. At least the ones who judge you have a pretty good idea of what you are about.

Out Rage

Anonymous said...

Delicious irony that the blog host posts the headline about the Miami lawyer's flaming pants, then ends the next bullet point with the statement, "The key should not be to get a confession. The key should be to get to the truth."

Am I wrong to imagine BSG coaching a client to go into the courtroom and "just tell the truth"? To which the client would respond "Are you [expletive] crazy, man?"

After all, the key should not be to get an acquittal. The key should be to get to the truth. Right?

Anonymous said...

RTG= 4

Anonymous said...

Romo was way better than Danny White! Dirk is the man! You obviously stayed indoors and never played sports. Typical rhetoric from a liberal. You and Meryl Streep friends?

RPM said...

I would do unspeakable things to Lisa Villegas. Unfortunately she is gone from Ch 11.

http://www.star-telegram.com/entertainment/tv/article136919168.html

Anonymous said...

The reason these countries can use socialized medicine is we have allowed the United States to subsidize prescription drugs for the rest of the world. We pay for the research and development and countries with socialized medical care put limits on what pharma can charge for a prescription. More than any other item, medical costs are driven by prescription drugs. Prices for "mood altering" drugs have skyrocketed with ACA mandated coverage for those drugs. When the government gets involved in programs, costs go through the roof. As an example, look what happened to college tuition once the federal government got involved with student loans.

Anonymous said...

re: What would be the draw to podunk low-paying Bridgeport?
Decent pay, great facilities, love the sport, build a team, work with kids? Aren't those the reasons everyone who coaches does it?
For Coach Green, it's home. I don't know why he is leaving coaching, but he also coached golf and is a great teacher/person. (Is he a cousin, Barry? Pick up the phone and call!)
As his kids are a bit older now, perhaps he wants to spend some time at home with the family, or maybe he wants to help coach their youth teams. The possibilities are limitless, but I don't think it has a thing to do with Hawks.
Y'all had a field day with one parent/guardian who moved to a place where he could see his kids succeed and get scholarships. He did it. Get over it. He's not a name in the news...

Anonymous said...

I love Dirk Nowitski

I love Tony Romo

DFW Legends

We will be talking about them for years.

Anonymous said...

But Tony is my quarterback! My quarterback (insert tears)

DF The Player (Terrell Owens)

Anonymous said...

11:57

You may want to research the major pharmaceutical companies based in Europe, like Bayer AG in Germany and Sanofi-Aventis in France.

Contrary to popular opinion, not all drugs are created or invented in the US.

Anonymous said...

Nothing but 4th highest quarterback rating in NFL history.

DF can't you fu%*£~'s tackle someone?

Anonymous said...

The medical cost issues are many and complex. And previous commenters are right about big hospitals, big doctor organizations, big insurance, and big pharma skewing the system. Free market will never drive down cost because Washington has always looked out first for special interests. Did you know Medicare/Medicaid is prohibited by federal law from negotiating lower drug prices directly with manufacturers, even though it is the single largest payer for prescription drugs? Yes, your congressmen wrote the law, passed it, and a President signed it many years back. Did you know there are federal statutes to prohibit buying drugs cheaper in a foreign nation by mail, even though it is the same drug? Again, Washington looking out for big Pharma. The whole system was corrupt a long time before Obamacare.

DF Dr Cialis Viagra Levitra

Anonymous said...

Barry, quick! Hire Lisa Villegas for the Liberally Lean Weather Center. You will triple your website traffic overnight. Plus, she could be your RTG every day.

DF Warren Culbertson
DF KRLD

Anonymous said...

Dirk and Tony are great! You wouldn't have tired head if you didn't have selective perception. You live in a metro area without much else to hang its proverbial hat on. If you lived in San Antonio, you would have gotten sick of the Tim Duncan talk, Los Angeles - Kobe Bryant/Vin Scully, New York - Derek Jeter. Outside of those bubbles, the acknowledgement is minimal.

Back to Romo, I have only owned 1 football jersey with someone else's name on it in my lifetime, it was a gift from my late father. I will cherish it forever and I am sad to hang it up, but I wish him the best...so long as he doesn't beat the Cowboys!

Anonymous said...

I love how Coach Green gets credit for coaching a state championship team and making the playoffs 4straight years! He wasn't anymore a coach of that team as a peewee coach would have been! Those kids had their own coaching Coach Green was just on the sidelines. And making it to the playoffs for 4 straight doesn't mean a thing since 4tms make the playoffs

Anonymous said...

4:19

So....what?

Anonymous said...

Some people will just never get over the fact that Bridgeport has a state championship in basketball, however it happened. How are all the Alvord kids doing now that they play for Decatur?

Anonymous said...

Coach Green is best suited as a teacher. Doesn't have what it takes to run a basketball program.

Anonymous said...

Bridgeport sucks and so does Decatur!The difference is Bridgeport knows they are white / Mexican trash and Decatur thinks they are the next Southlake, or Allen. Decatur hasn't accomplished anything

Anonymous said...

1:19...my post does not say the drug companies are domiciled in the US, I said the US pays for the research and development through exorbitant prescription drug prices. Countries with socialized medicine dictate what they charge. Until there is a level playing field, we will continue to fund the research.

Anonymous said...

There is no way in hell Decatur would allow move ins!!!!! Much les allow them to start!!! Nope not Decatur!

Anonymous said...

4:18, just like Decatur then ???