The Campaign For DA

5.25.2017

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts



  • In a crazy story early this morning, there was a multi-county police chase of an RV which ended up on fire on I-30 in Arlington. A had woman texted police saying she and her two kids had been kidnapped by a man (who I think she had been in a relationship with). He shot her and she jumped out of the RV at high speeds. The chase continued into Arlington where it's believed the guy let the kids out and then shot himself. The fire ensued.
  • Crazy political story last night: On the eve of the Congressional election in Montana, the Republican nominee body slammed a reporter who asked him about Trumpcare. It was audio recorded and Fox News, who had reporters in the room, confirmed it happened.
  • Later in the night, the nominee was officially "charged" with assault and all three newspapers who had endorsed him retracted those endorsements. Crazy thought: He still might win. 
  • Random Montana voting law note: You can register to vote up to 8 p.m. on election day.
  • The Eighth Grader in the House was softball pitching into the pitch-back device in the backyard, hit the side pole of it with a fastball, the ball did a right turn like a magic bullet, and traveled 20 feet right through a game room window. Mrs. LL is a witness.   
  • I predicted the Fort Worth cop on trial would be found not guilty. I was close but no cigar. A jury became quickly deadlocked and a mistrial occurred. I'm guessing the DA's office decides not to reprosecute him. (Legal nerd note: The cop was charged with "recklessly" causing injury by shooting the man. Criminal law practitioners by and large have no idea what "recklessness" actually means under law. It's not the equivalent of a "bad mistake that shouldn't have happened.") 
  • Mrs. LL's eye problem is due to the rejection of trying to wear contacts. Some kind of crazy growth began to form in one eye and had to be "scraped" off. That's two times in a year. There's no permanent damage, but I think her contact wearing days are over. 
  • Channel 8 News is presenting horribly over-produced "Originals." For example, a couple of nights ago is was about people stealing bikes. The piece began with the reporter seriously introducing the story in a softly lit room with camera angles changing. And then they went out and planted bait bikes at intersections in Dallas equipped with GPS devices and were shocked to find out they ended up stolen. 
  • Zeke Elliott, after playing D.J. with Tony Romo in Westlake, went out to a club in Dallas and then (allegedly) got in a car wreck and hit his head. He's being held out of practice. Prediction: There is no way that guy plays his four to five years in Dallas without a major suspension, arrest, or scandal. 
    Romo and Zeke singing, "O.P.P."
  • A very bizarre local story: Check the Update for the one about ducks who are seeking homes. The "power of attorney" reference caused a huge question mark to form over my head. 




29 comments:

Anonymous said...

...the Republican nominee body slammed a reporter...

So much liberal hate and liberal violence.

DF Wordkyle

Anonymous said...

No Barry, it was back, and to the left... back, and to the left... back, and to the left.

DF Jim Garrison, Softball Umpire

Anonymous said...

He still might win? Why not? There are plenty of people in this world who deserve a good body slam.

Anonymous said...

What's unusual about being allowed to sign up to vote, and then vote, at anytime on election day? Especially in a large, frontier-type state like Montana, where travel to vote could be a lot more difficult for some.

Anonymous said...

Body slam? Maybe The Rock should enter politics after all.

DF WWE

Anonymous said...

Scrape her eyeball TWICE??? Thanks, Barry. Now I'll have the heebie-jeebies for the rest of the day.

DF Texas State Optical

Anonymous said...

"Criminal law practitioners by and large have no idea what "recklessness" actually means under law. It's not the equivalent of a "bad mistake that shouldn't have happened.")
Damn you are arrogant

Anonymous said...

Has anyone checked to see if the guy in the RV was Cousin Eddie?

DF Clark Griswold

Anonymous said...

RTG:

Geez. You would have been much better off with a pic of a 65 year old Chrissie Hynde.

Anonymous said...

My Gawd barron, how can I enjoy my morning without you goin off on trump? WTF?

Anonymous said...

that away to give the Decatur baseball team a nice shoutout this morning BG for the Regional Semi-Final win last night

Sam Brows said...

Republican in Montana is a very wealthy guy who ran for governor and lost in November. Now trying to win a congressional seat. The papers pulling their endorsement of him would be a deathblow if this had happened two weeks ago, but there has been heavy absentee voting and most of those votes probably went to this jerk, so Barry is correct, he may still win. The potential beneficiary of his bad behavior, the Democratic candidate, gives the impression of being a wingnut of Biblical proportions.

Anonymous said...

WFAA news has gone off the rails since the Tegna takeover. Losing "The Spirit of Texas" was the first step off into a canyon of mediocrity.

DF Wet Clarice Tinsley thrown into a pool by Kevin McCarthy.

Anonymous said...

Is Mrs. LL a creditable witness with only half her sight?

Anonymous said...

God sure has a variety of plans for the lives of children. Your dad shooting your mom and then killing himself in a burning RV on I-30 is one of those. I guess as long as I am void of divine enlightenment as to why this is so glorious; I'll struggle with accepting that cancers, wrecks, being killed by dogs, melting in hot cars and other things are wonderful, loving plans for little ones.

Anonymous said...

Reporter from the Guardian. Mother Jones reject. Reporter snuck past workers, stuck mike in his face repeatedly after being told to leave - wasn't giving interviews. And got man handled. Then cried like a titty baby. Live in Idaho- and the peeps here are laughing their azzes off and like their Montana brethren will vote him in tonight- if only in their wishes. The media is despised up here. He will win. Hide and watch.
Wannabe Kinky Friedman will make a good showing with the Ted Turner ranchers and Kalifornia immigrants though.

Anonymous said...

The idiot needed a body slam....there is no such thing as Trumpcare.

Anonymous said...

Real ballsy call there, 12:28. You think the GOP will win a state that elected Trump by 22 points? /s

Win or lose, the damage is already done. It should be an embarrassment that the race is within the margin of error.

Anonymous said...

11:32 - Are you that angry with everything you don't understand?

Anonymous said...

Never forget....Barry is all about community....

Sam Brows said...

12:28 if he wins, it will not be because everyone "up here" hates the media, it will be because a full third of all anticipated voters voted absentee and did so prior to knowing the Gianforte is a bully. Regardless of what the Guardian reporter did or did not do, it is undisputable that he didn't lay his hands on G.G. On the other hand, G.G. couldn't act like an adult, he had to act like he thought his interview was being conducted at the Dallas Sportatorium and he was getting ready to climb into the squared circle with Fritz Von Erich. What's amazing about this situation is this: G.G. has made sure that just about every stinkin' ad he's run has shown him to be carrying or shooting a gun. So if the good folks of Montana do elect him, they've elected a guy with a known disposition for violence, who carries. There's a great combination for you.

Anonymous said...

Body slamming a reporter and committing gun violence are world's apart.

Anonymous said...

When one goes uninvited o another's area and is asked to leave he needs his ass whupped !! Vote for him every time !!Those are called men !

Anonymous said...

"Mrs. LL is a witness"

Would she be a credible witness with just one eye?

Anonymous said...

Kind of going out on an obvious limb there about Zeke Elliott aren't you Skippy?

Anonymous said...

" It was audio recorded and Fox News, who had reporters in the room, confirmed it happened."

But I thought you weenies always called Fox News fake?

Anonymous said...

Never forget, most of his commenters are all about bullshit.

Anonymous said...

He body slammed a member of the media? he has my vote...

Anonymous said...

Conservatives are all about violence and bullying, then claiming it is the other side doing it. He has the conservative votes for sure. Maybe when the government controls the media like beloved Russia, there will be no need to body slam a reporter.