The Campaign For DA

5.01.2017

Random Monday Morning Thoughts



  • Nothing like calling a country "bad" and banging war drums on Twitter.

  • Fox 4's Jennifer Myers reported accurately yesterday morning that the high temperature would be in the 60s with winds 25 to 30 mph or greater. Then she put up a graphic describing the day as "pleasant." I don't care if the temperature was going to be 78, those winds guaranteed the day would be anything but pleasant.
  • The John Wiley Price trial didn't go as the federal prosecutors planed. In dissecting the case, the Morning News said, "The sheer volume of evidence — 5.7 million files — also could have been a factor." That seems next to impossible. 
  • And here is one of the jurors who had to decide the complicated case:
  • Actually, the juror screwed that up. The judge actually said moments earlier that she "recommended" they not talk to the press. (Side note: That's none of the judge's business.)
  • John Wiley said outside the courthouse after the trial that he he couldn't answer questions because he was on his "way to work." The guys from KVIL just happened to be in a bar mid-afternoon: 

  • NFL draft: Running backs Leonard Fournette and Christian McCaffrey received heavy criticism for skipping their teams last bowl games in order to not risk injury. They were drafted #4 and #8, respectively. Michigan tight end Jake Butt was a potential first round pick but blew out his ACL in the Orange Bowl causing him to slip to the fifth round
  • The White House chief of staff reiterated Trump's position that they've "looked at" changing the libel laws. Does anyone in that administration realize that would take a constitutional amendment?
  • Colorado on Saturday: 
  • Read about a Klan rally at Lake Worth attended by thousands in 1923. The newspaper story, which covered it like it was a normal festival, contained this nugget: 
  • Trump speaking to the NRA on Friday:  "I can tell you, both sons, they love the outdoors.  Frankly, I think they love the outdoors more than they love, by a long shot, Fifth Avenue." Has he forgotten about Barron?
  • And Trump got more confusing in a later interview: (1) Jackson died 16 years before the Civil War began, and (2) He doesn't know why the Civil War was fought,
  • Baylor receiver K.D. Cannon may be one of the most talented receivers in school history. Unfortunately, he has a ten cent brain.  He left school early to enter the NFL Draft and then didn't get drafted. And when he became a free agent with the 49ers, he acted like he was the #1 pick. 
  • The local weatherman completely botched the Saturday forecast. Pete Delkus, as always, got defensive.

  • Odd Texas law: If you were lucky enough to see an officer go to a judge to get a search warrant (I see it all the time), the affidavit in support of the search warrant is immediately a public record even before the search warrant is executed. 

38 comments:

Anonymous said...

Do grown adults really need disclaimers telling them that TV weather forecasts have a good chance of being wrong? Seriously. People that get bent out of shape about the weatherman getting it wrong probably still believe that professional wrestling is real. I imagine that most of them get disability checks and have to wear a bib when they eat.

Anonymous said...

All the weather stations missed the forecast because the rely on computers..they don't know how to forecast like Harold Taft

Anonymous said...

When a player is too valuable to play in a "meaningless" bowl game...maybe that game isn't meaningless to those who've been blocking for his butt for four years. Maybe some of those players on that team are playing in the bowl game as their last game ever and would love to win, and would like that superstar they've busted their butts for to show up and help them do that. Just an opinion, but dumping out on your guys after they've humped it for you is not something I could do; in sports, work, military or any other life situation.

Anonymous said...

1. Not one, but two weather forecasters in your cross hairs today? Get help man.

2. Banging war drums? Would you rather he follow the "transparent" Obama model of quietly drone bombing the shit out of people? Or perhaps telling NK to STFU to avoid a conflict is wiser?

3. Perhaps Barron doesn't like the outdoors?

Out Rage

Anonymous said...

The only mistake meteorologists make is assuming that the viewers have a brain and eyes in their head and can think on their own, knowing what a "forecast" actually means and noticing when weather has shifted away from the forecast and just dealing with it. The forecast was right, even if it was dry in Fort Worth, parts of DFW got bombed with storms, as forecast.

wordkyle said...

BG, your antipathy toward Trump has affected your brain. Regarding your criticisms of his tweet:

"(1) Jackson died 16 years before the Civil War began" - The first line of Trump's tweet says "...had Jackson been a little later..." And, for what it's worth, Jackson had to deal with the first state secession crisis. "President Abraham Lincoln would later cite Jackson’s actions during the nullification crisis in his attempts to prevent secession and the Civil War."

"(2) He doesn't know why the Civil War was fought" - In a sense -- different from what you intended -- you're correct. The last line of Trump's comments: "Why could that one not have been worked out?" Trump wondered why a solution similar to what Jackson found couldn't be found to avoid war.

Is there a reason you have begun making claims, then posting quotes that directly contradict your claims?

Anonymous said...

KKK Lake Worth festival... longing for the good ole days - "Making American Great Again"

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

Re: Jackson - The jury is still out on what he would have done if he was POTUS during the 1860s. But you are wrong to think Trump misspoke. Those seeds of Civil War stretch back well into Jacksonian times... to the Northwest Ordinance of 1787, the Missouri Compromise of 1820, the Nullification Crisis of 1833 to name a few. Jackson, (like all Americans in the early 1800s) knew that sectionalism and slavery were matches and kerosene just waiting for the right time.

DF Shelby Foote

Anonymous said...

Klan rally was normal and democratic.
DF old guy

Anonymous said...

Ghetto-acting dudes (and that includes people of ALL shades of brown) like Cannon are why I watch VERY LITTLE pro sports.

Triple Fake... said...

Whether weatherman Delkus told people to cancel plans or not, would a sensible parent host a kid's birthday party outdoors in 30mph winds? And if they think he's that bad at forecasting, why do they listen to him?
(sidenote: was his jacket on or off? That's how you can gauge the severity of the weather!)

You might be right about Cannon not being very smart. He should have stayed in school, torn his ACL, and he could have been drafted in a lower round.

wordkyle said...

Okay, it wasn't a tweet. My bad.

Anonymous said...

I can't count the times I've heard people say in Decatur, "It's supposed to rain today" because they heard "rain" in the forecast--totally ignoring the weather forecaster's statement that it will be "mostly south and east of the metroplex", or the like. Then they complain that the weather people "got it wrong". DUH!

Captain Eddie said...

I wholeheartedly agree with 9:11AM comments about a college football star player skipping out on his last bowl game. I understand his reasons ($$$$$$) but that's still a very selfish move. I'm sure his teammates are happy for him but resent his choice. He should've played in that bowl game. Speaks volumes about a man's character. What a lost opportunity. 9:11AM Anonymous comments were PERFECT.

Anonymous said...

Interesting piece of Fort Worth history...

The old Ellis Pecan building, which is on North Main just north of downtown, used to be the Klan headquarters back in the 20s and 30s.

Anonymous said...

How did you like my wind yesterday?

DF Mariah

Anonymous said...

JWP is so smooth he must be coated in teflon. Maybe next time.

DF The U. S. Attorneys

Anonymous said...

How could people doubt that noted Civil War historian, Donald Trump? He is always so spot on with his facts and figures.

DF Shelby Foote

Harry Hamid said...

To tell you the truth, I really try and not pay attention to what the President says and what he tweets. It would be a lot of wasted energy and worry for nothing.

I do try and pay attention to what he actually does. Right now, he is proposing eliminating my job, so that's almost gotten me to the point where I am ready to speak up, even if it will inevitably get me labeled as a "snowflake" or "triggered" by his supporters.

Anonymous said...

Loved how Drew Pearson trolled the Philadelphia fans during the NFL draft. Real Classic Cowboy style.

DF Jerry Jones

Anonymous said...

That RTG really needs to take care of those hostas, and maybe pull a weed or two. Let me know if she needs to make up a batch of insecticide, I have some ideas.

DF Jerry Baker


Cannon is an idiot, but he was at the height of his capital coming from Baylor. This next year Baylor is going to be as awful as Baylor has ever been, and they are more and more toxic. Cannon was smart to get out. It may be the only smart thing he's ever done, but another year at Baylor and he may have been untouchable even as a free agent.


Prosecutors are the worst offenders of the kitchen sink method. Nothing gives a jury tired head faster than lawyers who throw everything into a case just to see what sticks. Doesn't matter if it's a criminal or a civil case--pick your theory, tailor the evidence to it even if you leave minor theories behind, and go with your best case. More is not better. A story a jury can hang their hat on is better.

Another problem is that while federal prosecutors may be smarter that state prosecutors and have better investigative resources, the jurors are the same idiots from the same jury pool--except with less vetting and greatly limited voir dire. So it's even more important to tailor your case or risk losing them.

DF Ghost of Racehorse

Anonymous said...

Duh. Is this Barry's blog?

Anonymous said...

JOHN DICKERSON: But you stand by that claim about him?

PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: I don't stand by anything. I just-- you can take it the way you want. I think our side's been proven very strongly. And everybody's talking about it. And frankly it should be discussed. I think that is a very big surveillance of our citizens. I think it's a very big topic. And it's a topic that should be number one. And we should find out what the hell is going on.

JOHN DICKERSON: I just wanted to find out, though. You're-- you're the president of the United States. You said he was "sick and bad" because he had tapped you-- I'm just--

PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: You can take-- any way. You can take it any way you want.

Anonymous said...

Weeds, who is looking at the weeds. I was checking out the melons...

Anonymous said...

AINT NOBODY IN DALLAS GONNA CONVICT THAT BLACKIE JWP. ONLY WAY THE PROSECUTION WOULD GET A FAIR TRIAL IS TO GET A CHANGE OF VENUE. THEM BIG DUMMIES.

Anonymous said...

Andrew Jackson--slave owner, mass murderer, and started the Trail of Tears. Defended by Trump as a nice guy with a big heart (something he was decidedly not), and Wordkyle as having successfully dealt with the first secession crisis--by asking for the authority to send in federal troops (!).

Is that where "conservatives" are nowadays? Thinking Jackson was a good leader because he wanted to invade a southern state with federal troops?

Isn't that what Republicans feared under Jade Helm? Didn't Abbott tell the national guard to monitor federal troop movements, fearing a federal takeover--which is exactly what Jackson threatened in the nullification crisis?

The world is indeed turned upside down. Or at least it would be, if "conservative" had any real meaning to people like them aside from "whatever a Republican wants to do, even if it means vastly expanding federal authority and limiting the rights of citizens".

Anonymous said...

John Wiley said outside the courthouse after the trial that he he couldn't answer questions because he was on his "way to work." The guys from KVIL just happened to be in a bar mid-afternoon:

PHOTOSHOPPED

wordkyle said...

Apparently the road goes on forever and the trolling never ends.

Anonymous said...

1:28,

"I don't stand by anything." - Donald Trump, May 1, 2017.

Anonymous said...

I love how everyone that calls Wordkyle out is branded as a troll. By the way--someone must be living rent-free in Wordkyle's head...

1:28

wordkyle said...

Nope. I figure anyone who so blatantly misinterprets and misrepresents what I said, then builds a whole longwinded argument against their own creation, can't be that stupid for real. The simplest, most direct, answer is they simply used my name as a trolling tactic. Trolls don't mind looking stupid as long as they get to troll.

Anonymous said...

2:27

And you keep responding....like a dolt....lol

I haven't used the word 'dolt' in a long time. Thank you for the opportunity.

Go Antelopes.

Anonymous said...

Making Wordkyle crawfish is like telling a Trump joke at the WHCA dinner--it's just too easy.

Anonymous said...

Jwp needs to buy the Waggoner mansion

Anonymous said...

White high heel pumps are not always a good combination with swimwear. Miss RTG, please listen and learn.

DF Christie Brinkley
DF Age 63 and still killing it

Anonymous said...

Sorry Mr Mike Honcho. Didn't mean to infringe on your cromulent comment posted earlier. All I can say it that great minds sometimes travel the same path. I always enjoy your observations and thoughts, unlike certain other nattering nabobs who shall go unnamed.

DF Shelby Foote #2

Anonymous said...

There is a dry line, beware.
We are not sure what will happen.
DF Harold Taft.

Get a forecaster from Oklahoma for better results.

Anonymous said...

So, Mr. Green, would you call North Korea "good"? Just curious.