The Campaign For DA

4.26.2017

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts



  • "MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee County Jail staff cut off an inmate's access to water for seven days straight before he died of dehydration, and the man was too mentally unstable to ask for help as he slowly died, prosecutors said Monday at the beginning of an inquest." Let's not mince words: Sheriff Clarke's staff murdered a man. 
  • I haven't had a boss since 1992. That's the good news. The bad news is I'm harder on myself than any boss I ever had. 
  • "WATCH: Jesse Watters on Fox News re Ivanka Trump: 'I really like how she was speaking into that microphone"' That was on the new prime time edition of The Five.  The men on that network will never learn. 
  • Groundhog Day: Motorcycle death in Arlington, Fort Worth officer shoots and kills a guy, and the Rangers can't hit
  • Trump is backing off having funding for The Wall in the spending bill which is needed by Friday to keep the government open.  One thing is clear: That wall will never be built. 
  • Ted Cruz has joined the cast of Idiocracy
  • Rumors abound that ESPN is going to layoff somewhere between 60 and 100 people today. Edit: Wow. The first one to just confirm he has been fired is long time national NFL reporter Ed Werder. Edit: They fired Jean-Jacques Taylor.
  • First the Fort Worth PD acquired dirt bikes, now Wise County EMS is purchasing three ATVs.
  • I somehow stumbled upon and Abbott and Costello movie last weekend. In it there was a scene of a young woman who just happened to be African-America breaking out into song on a bus. She was really, really good so I checked into it. Her name: Ella Fitzgerald. It was her first screen appearance. 
  • If I'm the coach in Desoto, I make it secretly known to every 6A powerhouse that I'd be interested in their head coaching job if there is an opening. And if I'm a Superintendent of a 6A powerhouse who is thinking about firing their coach, I contact the Desoto coach. (Is all that legal? There aren't UIL "tampering" rules are there?)

44 comments:

Anonymous said...

We already have a start to the wall that you say Will never be built. Have you not seen it on tv yet ?
I say only work on the easy access areas and let them go ahead and try to cross the desert on foot

Anonymous said...

Love the opening salvo against Trumpers. Perfect.

They'll work on the wall. We have been off and on for years. But I do agree, the massive structure envisioned by the low-information right wingers will never exist.

I can't believe a full-time sports network ever existed. You might even say that I just don't get it. How adults can get so wrapped up in a few games played by others is just silly to me. Your have mentioned your litmus tests for people you know you have nothing in common with on here from time to time. Mine is ESPN-watchers. I go to games, and it's OK if someone watches games from time to time, but when someone opens up a conversation with "Did you see on ESPN...", I tune out on the spot.

Newsflash: Cruz is a founding member of Idiocracy. His pandering to the Tea Party is what got him past Dewhurst, and the Tea Party is the foundation for the set of morons who voted for Trump.

I can see various law enforcement and EMS that operate in rural areas buying ATVs, so I don't really fault them for that. Cops on dirt bikes? Maybe. If there is a need to go chasing through the woods for criminals with a proven track record of evading the current fleet of SUV-laden agencies. Whee is Tom Bishop when you need him?

Rage

Anonymous said...

Is all that legal? There aren't UIL "tampering" rules are there?

Not at all. Look @ how the Muenster HS Basketball coach was recruited away from Lindsay.

Anonymous said...

It ain't racism if the other folks are hating us, right? We deserve it for being slave owners, right?

Except that most white folks were waaaay too poor to own slaves. The VAST majority of slaves in Texas were owned by less than 200 families. White, Southern culpability stems from supporting that power structure and buying in to their propaganda (and dying for it by the thousands).

Think for yourself and do not be manipulated by those who would have you die for their cause.

Anonymous said...

Yes Barry we know you have not had a boss other than a judge that tells you what to do when you get too smart and out of line.
I think since Trump has made it to the WHITE HOUSE it has been very hard on you and all of the liberal left sided community.
But you hang in there honey Trump will get things back in order for the next 8 years:)

Anonymous said...

I have a hard time feeling bad for Ed Werder. Another network will scoop him up by the draft and probably pay him more than ESPN. There's probably some off-air staff that will really suffer from the layoffs.

Anonymous said...

Every time I read this blog, I get called a moron!

Anonymous said...

Yea 8:58 BuBear doesn't look at facts

Anonymous said...

So no commentary on the Price hearing in Dallas? If he gets off again that was a huge waste of taxpayer dollars.

Anonymous said...

I do know this. Surveyors and fence contractors already being solicited for bids. The writing is on the wall.

Not Sam

Triple Fake... said...

"...a young woman who just happened to be African-America..."
I can understand your screed today against all the dumb/bad stuff going on, but what is this?!

Information on a generic document -

Race/Ethnicity
Do you just happen to be:
[] White
[] African-American
[] Hispanic
[] Asian
(Please explain in detail just how that happened)

Anonymous said...

Where's the "inmate would still be alive if he hadn't broken the law in the first place" crowd?

Anonymous said...

9:06, I'm struggling to see where racism has been an issue in BG's posts today. Can you elaborate a little?

But I do like where you're going, and absolutely agree--the average soldier in the South was fighting for an economic structure that was completely adverse to his own interests because he could not compete with slave labor. All because someone had convinced them that the political structure they was oppressing them was necessary to keep them safe from black people.

So if you're drawing an analogy to today's Trump voters, and Republicans in general over the last few years, I agree with that as well. They are voting for policies that are adverse to their own interests because: ABORTION! MOOSLEMS! LIBRULS! SOME PEOPLE JUST NEED KILLIN'! JESUS HATES GAYS!

All the while the folks like trailer-park dwelling whites on social services are voting Republican, blaming someone else for their misery.

You have to hand it to the GOP--they have done an excellent job fooling their base into voting against their own interests. It's masterful.



9:10, you win the non-sequitur of the day award. But it's early yet.


Rage

HarveyLee said...

Whoever says, "Shut the government down or close the government," should have their mouth washed out with soap. When did that ever happen? When did the Congress not get their paychecks?

Anonymous said...

Some media pukes aren't handling the ESPN layoffs very well if their Tweets are any indication.

mike freeman‏ @mikefreemanNFL
If you are one of the dirtbags reveling in ESPN's layoffs, go to hell in a hand basket you pathetic piece of garbage.

Michelle Beadle‏ @MichelleDBeadle
Careful about how elated you get watching people lose their jobs. I hear karma is a real b.

No idea who Freeman is. Beadle's okay most of the time, though.

Anonymous said...

The war is over pal, we freed the slaves...kinda!

Anonymous said...

The Milwaukee Sheriff doubled down on the dead psychiatric inmate listing the multiple call they had to his residence in an attempt to discredit the victim. Most were ambulance assist calls.

He was a sick man that was a danger to himself and others. He needed serious medical treatment. He did not deserve to be cruelly murdered by police.

Anonymous said...

The inmate would still be alive if he wasn't too dumb to quit drinking water. I say good riddance.

Anonymous said...

HarveyLee--while Congress always gets their paychecks (and their elitist government health care), Clinton shut it down once in order to force a balanced budget.

Although some revisionists would like to make you think Congress forced the shut down in order to bring Clinton in line, it's just not true. But those folks aren't exactly the types to let facts get in the way...

Rage

RatherBeSailing said...

John Wiley Price has been around long enough to have dirt on the judge and at least half of the jury. They will be afraid to convict him.

bencat said...

Throw that RTG back in the ocean.

Anonymous said...

Amen on last point

Anonymous said...

rangers suck

Goober said...

Hey 8:58!

Don't you know FAKE NEWS when you see it? That tv stuff is just FAKE NEWS!

Anonymous said...

Barry, you post often about advertising....what's the scoop on the ad I keep hearing on WBAP about the solar farms? They say they put the electricity into the grid and they want us to pay them $49.50 a month and no special equipment required etc. Sounds like a major scam. I'll keep my $49.50 and let them still keep contributing their electricity to the grid.

Anonymous said...

The death of the prisoner in Milwaukee is a sign of how brutal our society has become. It seems to be perfectly acceptable to some that a mentally unstable man, not in command of his faculties at all, was placed in jail instead of a lock down psychiatric facility pending his trial. And in that jail, because of his acting out, was placed in solitary and had his water turned off for a week through neglect or intention. And when other prisoners complained of his screams for water, they were ignored. Folks, that's institutional murder. If we are any kind of society, all connected with this tragedy should be charged, hauled into court, judged guilty, and appropriately punished. With this terrible death at the hands of public servants, sounds like somebody needs to lose their Sheriff job.

DF Matlock

Anonymous said...

Oh Lawdy! Don't take Michelle Beadle off the air! Please, God!

DF Sports Enthusiast

Anonymous said...

DeSoto ISD Board is the best argument we know for home schooling. Dumb, dumb folks.

DF TEA

Anonymous said...

Prediction: Art Briles starts his coaching rehab journey in Desoto when Coach Peterman is fired. You heard it here first.

DF Nostradamus

Anonymous said...

He got what he had coming. Society is fed up with this trash. Thugs and mental cases deserve what they get.

Anonymous said...

I love it when Skippy asks us for legal advice.

Anonymous said...

Did Rage go to the Nancy Pelosi School of public speaking and speech writing? What a bunch of babble.

Anonymous said...

I am usually able to resist commenting on Rage's posts, just let 'em go. The one today stating that Clinton once shut down the govt. in order to force a balanced budget is the most ridiculous fabrication in a while. I guess he/she thinks that not that many readers of this blog will remember how Clinton fought, screaming and clawing the whole way, against the expenditure cuts that balanced the budget during his admin. That happened because of the work of the Republican controlled House, Speaker Newt Gingrich, and the "Contract With America".

Anonymous said...

Ahh yes Rage. The old vote against your interests bit. Poor black folks have been doing it for years by voting Democrat. Memphis, Dallas, Chicago, Jackson MS. I could go on and on.

Out Rage

Anonymous said...

In the Mid 90s, we'd go to the Lancaster school board meetings just for the entertainment.

Anonymous said...

The only Difference between DeSoto and Wise County is the color of the school boards skin. Example: Can you imagine a 2A school board asking a community to max out the I&S tax rate for the next 12 years (what the state allows you to spend to pay for mortgages on buildings) and ADD 30 cents/$100 value to the current tax rate so they can build two gyms (one a 750 SEAT!) and put artificial turf on a football field? That's what the school board Einsteins at Alvord are asking the citizens to do. They must be using some of their own homemade product up there. And at least two of the board members don't even have their businesses in the school district. SHAMEFUL!!!

Anonymous said...

American humans, especially younger ones, are not interested if it does not exist in 20 square inches in front of their face. ESPN does not translate well to that, it's going bye bye soon.

Anonymous said...

Well, Rage called it. Revisionist historians acting like the Republicans were the ones who forced the shut down. They had both houses, and Clinton's only way to stop them was by refusing to sign their BS budget, which he did. They got in line after that.

Anonymous said...

RE: TC DA's office inexperience

Watched the last part of a continuous sexual abuse trial this week because I heard that the prosecutors involved are extremely inexperienced. Watched closing args. Shortly thereafter heard it was yet another Not Guilty and was not surprised. That office is in bad shape. Really bad shape.

Anonymous said...

2:57 if it wasn't for you helping pass the previous bond that built the POS middle school Alvord wouldn't need new gyms

Anonymous said...

Yup, that Milwaukee case is absolutely murder. And I'm a passionate cop defender. Can't defend that one, wouldn't bother to try.

Denney Crane said...

I have $500 says the wall will get built. Any takers? I require escrow if I don't know you.

Anonymous said...

Civilian Corrections better catch up to what the Military learned years ago. Pre Confinement physicals to determine if Covicts are fit for confinement. This really does happen too often in local jails.

Anonymous said...

I think I thought Ted Cruz was somebody else- who am I thinking of?