The Campaign For DA

5.02.2017

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts



  • Once the bodycam footage of the Balch Springs police officer who shot and killed the 15 year old comes out, we are going to have a huge national story on our hands. It has all the elements: (1) minority victim, (2) teenage victim, (3) shot in the head (4) unarmed, (5) cop initially lies about what happened, (6) unjustifiable shooting in that the car was going away from the officer, and (7) the cop decided to use a rifle.
  • I called it Groundhog Day last week but we truly do live in a Groundhog Week: Cop shooting, motorcycle death (this one at 287 and the road to Newark in a bizarre wreck), and the Rangers can't hit. 
  • A woman was gunned down in her car in the Ridgmar Mall parking lot yesterday afternoon but other than it being "domestic related", we know hardly nothing. 
  • Hey, Baylor, stop being stupid: 
  • Someone commented yesterday the Baylor football will be "as bad as they've ever been" this fall. Buddy, you have no idea how bad Baylor used to be. 
  • Autistic Bridgeport boy "connects with law enforcement worldwide."
  • I was at the Denton County courthouse at 12:30 yesterday, and saw no evidence this happened. (He had just met with the DA's office.):
  • I'm reading so much about how the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why might be  dangerous for teenagers to watch and many are apparently doing so. Denton and Krum schools sent letters home about it. 
  • Twelve hours later, Trump realizes he made a mistake. And then tries to do damage control. Poorly: 
  • Alabama softball player homers against Ole Miss. Misses home plate during the celebration. Gets tagged out after a slight delay



34 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Hardly nothing"? How about "hardly anything"?

Anonymous said...

1. "Hardly nothing"....is that a negative something? Just teasing BG.

2. My 7th grader read the book 13 Reasons. She has not seen the show, but from what her friends have said, the show does have an element of suicide glorification that the book lacks.

3. Trump tweets: Keep watching his tweeting left hand. All the important things are being done with his right hand.

4. Wonder if the ump told the catcher she didn't touch the plate?

Out Rage

Anonymous said...

This morning I was doing my daily walk at the local mall and there were 4 men remodeling a store. They were dressed as workmen! Think how degraded they must have felt. Oh, never mind. It was their choice, and they are probably glad to have a job.

Anonymous said...

That softball rule needs to be changed. Common sense. Or, if you can tag out a home run hitter because she did not touch a base, you should at least have to go out into the street or the stands and get the ball that was hit.

Anonymous said...

The bane of sports nowadays--all the crappy "celebration" that goes on nowadays after someone, basically, did their job.

Anonymous said...

"Buddy, you have no idea how bad Baylor used to be."

I won't bother giving you my pedigree where Baylor is concerned, but suffice it to say that I have more Baylor degrees than you do, and have attended more games. Hell, I lived through the waning Grant Teaff years from the field. I know exactly how bad Baylor used to be.

I do forget, though, how the only allowable hyperbole around here is related to weathermen and DFW talk radio hosts.

Anonymous said...

"Hey, Baylor, stop being stupid:"

Forgot to mention that this kind of party has been thrown there for years. It's usually accompanied by sorority girls wearing pillows to fake being pregnant and drawing in their eyebrows with sharpies, and the men wearing flannel shirts with only the top button buttoned, so this is nothing new--except to people who have no idea how racist Baylor used to be (and still is).

DF no idea about Baylor guy

Anonymous said...

I'm a little grumpy today because my tummy hurts, BG. Sorry about the snark.

Baylor Guy

Anonymous said...

Baylor is more racist than the Rhome police

Anonymous said...

Hardly nothing ??

Anonymous said...

Kids just being the racist kids that they are and posting it on social media. Nothing to see here folks keep moving on up the street.

Anonymous said...

And so it goes!

Anonymous said...

Growing up watching Yo Sammity Sam blowin the tarnation out of everything, I didn't become a crazed homicidal maniac. TV is entertaining and informational, but if a show convinces a person to end their lives, something besides tv is going on.

Anonymous said...

Let's see. The American Civil War started because the southern States seceded upon the election of Abraham Lincoln because they took offense at the election of a man they considered to be an abolitionist. Andrew Jackson was a southerner and a slaveholder. So, yeah, if Andrew Jackson were still president in 1860 the Civil War would not have started then, because the southern states would have lacked the objection.

Also, of course, if Andrew Jackson were still President in 1860, that would pretty much mean that the U.S. was at that point being ruled by an iron-fisted (if elderly) dictator.

So, maybe there would have still been a Civil War, just for different reasons.

Andrew Jackson is widely regarded by historians as a 'strong-man' type, with little regard for the rule of law. (Witness the forced divestment and removal of the 'civilized tribes' from the south in direct contravention of Court rulings.) It is unsurprising that this is the type of 'leader' that Trump admires. It is perfectly in line with his past expressed admiration of the leadership styles of Putin and of Mussolini.

Those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it.

Triple Fake... said...

the ump isn't required to tell the runner, or the catcher, that the player did not touch the plate, unless they ask. It's usually indicated by a hand signal such as pointing at the plate or runner. He was closely watching the plate when she jumped over it, and the catcher knew he didn't call it. The runner realized (or was told) what happened because she was going back to the plate when she was tagged. And there's probably a rule that says it doesn't have to be the same ball she hit. After he gives the next ball to the catcher or pitcher, that's the one in play.
A smart coach would tell the team to wait until the runner touches the plate before crowding around. He should have a clear view of what's happening until the play is over.

Anonymous said...

Have you ever heard the saying, "Touch 'em all"? That's what you have to do. If not, then once the ball goes over the wall, everyone on base and the hitter can just run to the dugout? Sounds goofy. Let's keep the current rule.

Once the player passes home plate without touching it, the umpire puts a new ball in play. In this case, if you watch closely, as the umpire is giving the new ball to the catcher, the catcher starts pointing at the plate and questioning the umpire. Also, watch the Alabama coach or trainer in the black pants and white jacket. She is trying her best to tell the player that she didn't touch the plate.
The umpire handled it perfectly.

Anonymous said...

Who is the leader of the Dem party? Nancy Pelosi???? Maxine Watters??? Chuck "hair club for men" Schumer?

Please discuss

Anonymous said...

Some of the best arguments on the field I have ever seen were softball game arguments.

DF Fan in the Stands

Anonymous said...

I watched all thirteen hours of the show this weekend. It is definitely Rated R because of sexual assault and language. I did not see the glorification everyone is talking about. It really was a good series.

Anonymous said...

DISD School Board election is coming up soon. Which candiadte are you voting for any why? Or why are you NOT voting for a candidate.
1). Rex Hoskins
2). Misti Davies
3). Glen Harrison
4). Jason Wrens wife

Anonymous said...

The school district is going to have to send lots of notes home every day, if that's the plan to keep kids from seeing horrible stuff on Netflix, or at the cinema, or wherever. Just note after note after note. To single out one show seems silly. If those administrators looked at the other stuff on Netflix, including the full triple X porn, they'd have a fit.

Anonymous said...

Trump's left hand is tweeting and his right hand is grabbing some pU$$y. I made myself laugh.

Anonymous said...

Did you see the news item the other day about Trump's White House spiking a humanitarian award that was to be given to Jimmy Carter by the nation of Argentina? It was for Carter's work in helping Argentina return to democracy after the Military Junta and their secret death courts. The WH folks felt it would steal part of the limelight during the planned visit by the Argentinian President, a moneybags buddy of Trump. Trump's South American friend agreed to spike it for the time being, based on Trump's request. What pettiness! Trump doesn't want to share the stage with anyone else. Ego, ego, ego.

DF Juan Peron

Anonymous said...

Have you ever heard the saying, "Touch 'em all"?

Sure have. Do it all the time.

DF President Trump

Anonymous said...

Wait a minute...where is the full triple x porn on Netflix?! Do you have to have some sort of special code or something?! Please tell me more about this..for my friend.

But seriously, there isn't porn on Netflix. You were probably on pornhub or something. Both are online, so I can see where you might get confused. Sometimes I'm in such a state I've got multiple windows open, midgets on one page, clowns on the other. I've been there, brother.

Anonymous said...

Amen 3:49pm. It's like I told the Board of Deacons one time: How will I know real sin unless I see sin in action (clown porn, midget porn, live strippers, topless baristas, etc) each and every day, several hours at a time. They didn't buy it though.

DF Jimmy Swaggart

Anonymous said...

Why is Cinco de Mayo a thing here? OK, so Mexico defeated France in some conflict a long time ago. Hooray. This involves the U.S. how?

Anonymous said...

Someone actually thought Yosemite Sam was Yo Sammity Sam?

Anonymous said...


3:49---Ever think to just go straight to the midget clown page? That can be a real time-saver

Anonymous said...

Six mere weeks ago a very long time tc defense attorney shut down his practice and joined the tc da office public integrity unit. He has already allegedly resigned from the da's office.

Anonymous said...

A Chance to party you party pooper.

Anonymous said...

5:19-Mexico won a BATTLE in Puebla! they lost the war to the FRENCH!...In essence the Mexicans celebrate a DEFEAT!

Anonymous said...

@5:19. It's because of the 20 million illegal Mexican we have . Can't wait until ICE starts rounding up all of them.

Anonymous said...

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