The Campaign For DA

5.16.2017

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts


  • Well, Trump continues to amaze us all:
  • And he is scrambling this morning in another tweet storm. (This is bizarre. The White House went from "Denial Mode" to "I Have The Absolute Right To Mode" in a little over 12 hours.)

  • Let's get the reaction from Fox News: 
    Translated: "Be loyal Comrade!"
  • And this is supposed to be Trump's honeymoon period. He's been in office for just 115 days. 
  • Changing gears. Someone commented yesterday on one of my posts that Dak Prescott will eventually make more money than Bryce Harper. You, sir, need to learn at the feet of the Sports Expert.
  • I've mentioned the Netflix series, but I didn't know the book was an equal problem. 
  • There's some lawyer who advertises on The Ticket warning about am upcoming "Warrant Roundup" for traffic tickets. He's done it for months. I've preached for years that it is my belief there is no such thing.  Think about the manpower that it would take to locate (if at all possible), arrest, and book-in, say, just three people for traffic tickets. It would be the dumbest use of taxpayer dollars ever. 
  • Junior Miller on The Ticket has always championed The Sardine Theory. That is, the metroplex is so packed that everyone will eventually go crazy.
  • I've heard a lot about the Leftovers and actually watched the first episode. It was really disturbing. 
  • There's a weird criminal case starting today in Fort Worth where a cop is charged with Aggravated Assault. I've seen the video and there's reasonable doubt all over the place (the officer thought the guy had a gun). Why is this being prosecuted? I'm not sure that we didn't have a renegade grand jury, and the DA's office is just going to go through the motions until a "not guilty" verdict is received. 
  • If you bought $1,000 of Amazon stock twenty years ago it would now be worth $638,000.
  • Random Johnny Cash song reference: He shot a man in Reno just to watch him die and ended up in Folsom Prison.  How do you shoot a man in Nevada and end up in prison in California? 

51 comments:

Anonymous said...

Fort Worth PD shooter
What are you talking about? It looks like the issue is whether the gun went off accidentally, not whether the fork-wielding suspect had a gun.
But you are right to be concerned about the DA's office. And you mentioned this a few weeks ago. Those people seem to have no ability to value cases. That explains the rash of acquittals that seems to have begun, uh, at the beginning of 2015. Taking marginal cases to trial because defendants won't take your ridiculously high offers. Always a recipe for fun.

Anonymous said...

THE SPORTS EXPERT NEEDS TO WORK ON READING COMPREHENSION SND MATH SKILLS.
THANK YOU FOR PURCHASING THE MAT.

TF TOM SMYKOWSKI

SpanishWarDonkey said...

Shoot him during a casino heist maybe? That'd have to be under federal purview, no?

Anonymous said...

RE: Johnny Cash

You are presuming he ended up in Folsom as a result of the shooting in Reno. There could have been crimes committed before or after the Reno incident that occurred in California of which the character in the song was found guilty and sentenced to Folsom Prison.

Anonymous said...

There's some lawyer who advertises on The Ticket warning about am upcoming "Warrant Roundup" for traffic tickets. He's done it for months. I've preached for years that it is my belief there is no such thing.

And you continue to ignore officers that post up commenting they have taken part in warrant roundups. Every time you post your non-belief, I post that we did it. When I was in the metroplex we did one every year.

Anonymous said...

Trump committed an act of treason and as such should be punished in the manner he spoke about several years ago. If you still support Trump, then you are a deplorable.

George said...

SWD, Folsom is a California state prison, so even a federal case wouldn't end up there. Spooky place, by the way, I have visited there.

George said...

In reference to the Fort Worth cop, how do you shoot someone with a BBQ fork?

Andy Stevenson said...

Truman told Stalin about our nuclear capability at Yalta but the Russians already knew. I think Trump is unhinged but he's not the first president to talk state secrets with a foreign power.

wordkyle said...

No Republican would have had a honeymoon period after defeating Hillary Clinton. The insane hatred at losing the election from the left and the media -- admittedly the same thing -- assures that whoever it was, would be cast as Satan's evil-er uncle. Trump's personality makes it worse.

Seymore said...

Reno Junction, California? maybe.

Anonymous said...

Stick with The Leftovers. It's weird and disturbing, but really well done. Beware: a lot of the weird happenings are explained, but the producers have said they will follow the book by not explaining what happened to all of the people that disappeared.

Johnny never says he's in Folsom because he shot a man in Reno. There's nothing in the lyrics to suggest that one thing has anything to do with the other.

Anonymous said...

Barry doesn't realize that the sardine theory explains why the east and west coasts are leftist.

Anonymous said...

Star-Telegram sports reporter Dwain Price has been let go after 26 years.

https://twitter.com/DwainPrice/status/864314230262177792

Why is the Startlegram keeping the moron Dud Kennedy around and firing good folks like Dwain Price?

So it goes.

Anonymous said...

Trigger happy scardy cat cop is guilty.

Anonymous said...

For your viewing pleasure Google "Amerika" 1987 TV miniseries.

http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/01/the-1987-tv-miniseries-that-predicted-a-russian-takeover-of-america-214609

Anonymous said...

Rumor ---- if this cop gets convicted the fw cops back another da come election time. They hate that hag as it is and this will seal it.

To be clear -- the hag in question is the current da.

Anonymous said...

There is barroom talk that said hag is acting paranoid by the way. Just throwing that out there.

Anonymous said...

The only way the photo of the three comrades in the Oval Office could be better? Had there been a banner in the background saying "Making Russia Better. mission accomplished "

Anonymous said...

Fellow republicans it time to put country ahead of party and criticize when criticism is clearly warranted

Anonymous said...

Wordy, if you think trumps personality is the problem you are as single,minded as the liberals you decry

Anonymous said...

No fool like an old fool? Too damn old to be President and learn new tricks? No were fine folks really. Calm down what could go wrong? Tune in to the Network that already validates your opinion, and enjoy the feed.

Anonymous said...

Warrant roundup is real. If you go to the stop six neighborhood during the campaign season, the locals won't even answer the doors for democrats campaigning because they think it's a cop.

Anonymous said...

The Hag's paranoia passed the threshold of "barroom talk" a long time ago.

Anonymous said...

Reno is right on the California border. I'm sure there are outlying places that might be said to be "in Reno" which are actually in California.

//Doublefake Johnny Cash Pedant

Anonymous said...

Talked about in Tarrant County -

*some rich out-of-county benefactor will throw a ton of money behind a dark horse Democrat to run for DA

*the Fort Worth cops are prepared to throw their support behind a Republican candidate who is not the current DA

Both of the above have been talked about at the courthouse in the last few weeks. Will either or both happen? I doubt it seriously.

Anonymous said...

1. You're not a sports genius, expert, blah blah. You're a sports infant, as demonstrated incessantly.

2. Fact check your Johnny Cash / Prison information. You may find some interesting history.

Stay Classy

Anonymous said...

Does anyone ever proofread their spelling on here before hitting the "Publish Your Comment" button? DAMN!!!

wordkyle said...

956 - Please re-read what I wrote, and then expand on your comment to show the thinking behind it -- as it pertains to what I wrote.

Anonymous said...

Dear Asshat communist lawyer:

check your beloved media this morning -- they are lying about Trump. So are you.

Anonymous said...

There is nothing in the song that specifically confirms he's in Folsom Prison because he shot a man in Reno.

Sam Brows said...

9:25's answer on the Cash question has always made the most sense to me. I have never figured the character singing was in Folsom for the Nevada killing. Best thing about the song is on the live version where the inmate yells out his affirmation of the line. I always wondered if that caught Johnny by surprise.

Anonymous said...

Reno is a city located in Parker County, Texas, United States (a small portion of the city extends into Tarrant County). As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 2,494

Anonymous said...

An NPR story this morning on civil forfeiture laws dealt with a Tarrant County case where the DA refused to comment except that they were justified in taking a family's 12 year-old truck because the guy was pulled over in it with drugs, and basically that he month pregnant wife could just keep walking a mile to the store to feed her two other kids because everything they did was legal.

It was a chickenshit seizure, by a chickenshit DA's office. And it happens every day. The only thing Willett has ever done right is throw a fit against forfeiture laws.

Rage

Anonymous said...

9:12 TRUMP TRAIN!

Anonymous said...

he shoulda shot him in Fresno

Anonymous said...

Rep. Strickland has to be the illegitimate offspring of a union between Stephenson & Wordkyle.

Anonymous said...

10:45 - yeah, sadly, they do. It's just that it looks right to them.

Anonymous said...

10:45, "anyone" is singular, "their" is plural. Please check basic grammar before hitting the "Publish Your Comment" button! DAMN!

Anonymous said...

The Washington Post is responsible for all the proofreading.

Anonymous said...

Wordkyle would back Trump even if The Donald set the Constitution on fire, surrendered to Russia and gave Putin a hummer. Party first, Comrade!

Anonymous said...

1. If Prescott has a stellar career, he will make more money than Harper via endorsements. Salary is not everything.

2. Warrant roundups are absolutely real. The guy with one speeding warrant is not the target. The guy with a bunch that the city can actually cash in on are. Sure seems like you have an air of superiority over the measly Class C lawyer.

3. Trump doesn't scramble. Haven't you learned that yet?

Out Rage

Anonymous said...

Harper's next contract alone will be north of 250 million guaranteed, not counting his endorsements. Even with a stellar career and endorsement deals Dak never even sniffs anything close to that. Plus Harper will be able to walk and remember his kids names at 55.

whisky O said...

Seems some cooperation with Russia makes more sense than lobing bombs at each other, but that's just me.

Anonymous said...

" and basically that he month pregnant wife could just keep walking"

Rage, could you please interpret your own comment so English speaking people can understand. And then get back to the deep fryer.

Anonymous said...

12:02 -- Calm down. That usage is completely common and acceptable -- by the best writers. Shakespeare, Dickens, F Scott Fitzgerald, Churchill. They've all done it.

Anonymous said...

Former CIA Director Leon Panetta, for example, told CNN on Tuesday that Trump “cannot just say whatever the hell he wants and expect it doesn’t carry consequences.”




Panetta should know, because it was his loose talk after the Osama bin Laden raid that exposed a Pakistani doctor, Shakil Afridi, who helped locate the Al Qaeda leader. As a result, Afridi was imprisoned on fabricated charges and will live under fear of assassination for the rest of his life.

And the liberal weenies wanted Comey fired, they just didn't want Trump to do it. They wanted Hillary to president and do it.

wordkyle said...

Nope. I'm very open to criticism about Trump. He's a New York billionaire sometimes-Democrat. Just make a reasonable point.

Anonymous said...

Give it up, libs. If by some remote chance that Trump goes down during the next 4 years, we conservatives will still be calling the shots with our boy, Mike.
Also, as bad as you and others make Trump out to be, he's still far better than the other choice the American people had. That witch would sell out her own mother for a chocolate bon bon!

Anonymous said...

Maybe the pregnant wife will get a better ride the next time ? The real chickenshit is the husband !!.

Anonymous said...

Check Marty Robbins song riding a horse from San Antonio to Laredo is no snap !