The Campaign For DA

5.23.2017

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts



  • I'm surprised that more people weren't killed by being trampled in Manchester. Horrible.
  • I'm not sure I've ever seen a person get crushed on Twitter as badly as this freelance writer out of Boston last night after he wrote this:
  • I bet security for the upcoming U2 show in the metroplex just got ramped up.
  • The Eighth Grader is Back in the House after her trip, and Mrs. LL is still down to one eye. You know what that means? I'm putting in more miles than an Uber driver. 
  • It won't interest many of you but the Supreme Court yesterday basically killed patent lawsuit forum shopping. People who are interested are metroplex patent lawyers, and the people of Marshall, Texas which has become the epicenter of patent litigation. 
  • Aren't you proud of me for not even posting the Trump's wife refusing to hold his hand in public?
  • The Fort Worth officer charged with Aggravated Assault took the stand in his own defense yesterday. I'm doubling down: A not guilty verdict is coming. 
  • Bridgeport's speed zones on 380 that go from 70 to 60 to 45 to 40 to 45 and then to 65 give visitors the impression that the town is a speed trap. 
  • Talked to someone about the Amazon warehouse in Haslet the other day and he shot down some of the negatives I've heard. He says if show up on time, be responsible, and do your job that you will promoted in record time. 
  • The Denton County Sheriff fired off some hot opinions on Facebook after yesterday's terrorist attack in England. Auditioning for Fox News? And what are odds he gets an appearance for this?
  • Very random Texas high school football note: Lamesa, which is looking for a coach, has lost 54 of 55.
  • The Texas driver surcharge program, which has led to more people driving on suspended licenses than ever before, survived yet another battle to repeal it yesterday. 
  • Sir Roger Moore has passed away. 



55 comments:

SpanishWarDonkey said...

"I will build you a brother," Trump quietly whispered to the Wailing Wall.

Anonymous said...

54 of 55 what? Armadillos? Coaches?

DF TF

Anonymous said...

Why would anyone with a brain think that decreasing then increasing speed limit signs posted through a city is a speed trap? Where in the process of me driving through town, seeing that the speed limit drops and then picks back up again, am I being trapped?

one timer said...
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Anonymous said...

I now get bored watching news about another terrorist attack. They have become just an everyday part of living here on earth. Maybe someday when many more people are killed and the liberals and their news media are overthrown it will stop. In the meantime the norm will continue to be a lot of news and sadness for a couple of days after a bomb goes off, then back to blaming our failure to treat Muslims fairly. Maybe someday we will replace that judge who stopped Trump's attempts at stopping them from coming into our country. I often think about the 22 pound 155mm artillery nuclear charge that was part of the Cold War weaponry and the possibility of a terrorist bringing a similar devise across the Mexican border in a backpack and detonating it in a football stadium. As Bob Dylan sang "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall". Go ahead and live your liberal dreams but you too will know sadness, anger and hatred.

Anonymous said...

They are leftist. Not liberals. They want the same thing that Islamist want.

Anonymous said...

9:25, if you could, please list the major (non-health related) causes of death in America.

Let me know where terrorism is on that list. In order to be fair, I'll even let you break gun deaths up into smaller groups, like "gun deaths by the mentally ill," or "gun deaths by kids who find their parents' gun," etc.

Then tell me if you think we should be more worried about refugees (number roof deaths caused by refugees = 0), or other causes.

Be sure to include in your answer how liberal I am, how I want to take away everyone's guns (not true), something about Obama, maybe a little something about black people, and maybe even something about Mexicans. Oh yeah--don't forget to call me a douche or ask for french fries.

Rage

Captain Eddie said...

BARRY, Barry, barry. Reading your comments is, at times, entertaining. My wife asks me why I read your column since I'm a Tea Party patriot. Like I used to tell my parents many years ago about looking at Playboy "because of their great articles", sometimes you'll print a gem or two of intellectual debate that requires a response.

I'm perplexed at your choice of words describing the Denton County Sheriff's comments on FaceBook. You wonder if he's auditioning for Fox News? What? Seriously? Honestly now, that's your take on his comments? I read every word of his posting and I find them accurate, to say the least. His choice of words are SPOT ON. Seriously, Barry, what if your 8th Grader was at that concert? I believe you'd be saying the same things. . . .

Nice RTG today, by the way, but I'm only here for the articles . . . . . (wink-wink)

Anonymous said...

There's only on thing to do regarding the horrible situation in Manchester. I am going to ask God to go there and do God things. Then, it will all be OK.

Anonymous said...

9:04 wins the internet. Love it.

Upstairs said...

Actually, I am disappointed. Ivanka swatting The Donald's hand away was one of the funniest things ever. Particularly because he was trying to copy Netanyahu.

I know it isn't news. I know it doesn't matter.

But it is funny nonetheless.

Triple Fake... said...

I think we've been thru this before, but there's a good reason why the speed limit changes in the middle of Bridgeport. There are many places to turn in and out of and cross over, and if you had folks driving like crazy through there (some do anyway!), it would be constant accidents. I rarely see a cop sitting around waiting for a speeder, so I don't really understand anybody calling it a speed trap.

Trampling deaths/injuries:
the Brits are way more civil in most cases than we Yanks are. Probably where the Canadians got their good manners

Anonymous said...

I don't know if the state wins or loses at that few cop trial but I know that the fwpd is no fan of that da------ the despised one Sharen Wilson.

Passing thought------ how much money did tc pay out in vacation hours built up, during that mass exodus of da's employees after that miserable person took office?

Anonymous said...

Triple Fake is correct about the reasons for the reduced speed limit. In traffic engineering it is called "design speed". Various factors come into play in adapting a safe speed limit and the frequency of entering and turning traffic is part of it. However, I do believe that the TXDOT office in Wise County is staffed by idiots. They seem to design and set speed limits with the intention of killing people.

Anonymous said...

My opinion of 9:25s rant: stupid! The bomber was home grown in Manchester, not an immigrant. The problem is not that that they feel they are not being treated fairly but, a difference in culture & religion. They see western civilization as complete infidels corrupting the world.

Anonymous said...

Rage, I think you just made 9:25's point.....it's apparently going to take a much larger death toll to spark any interest in securing our borders. I wonder what that number will be? And as for gun control....if you could assure that ALL people were not going to be armed with guns, maybe I could see your point. However, tighter gun legislation has only proven that it removes the guns from the law-abiding citizens....not the criminals. They don't seem to pay much attention to gun laws.

Anonymous said...

yes.

Anonymous said...

Ref RTG:

I wish I could visit the Bikini Bridge again. Its been a while.

Anonymous said...

Never had any problems with Bridgeport PD nor the speed limits, now Rhome & Runaway Bay I avoid, Boyd may be next. I live closer to Boyd but shop in Decatur now, because of the Boyd PD para-military presence.

Anonymous said...

"Aren't you proud of me for not even posting the Trump's wife refusing to hold his hand in public?"

You just did, dumbass. Saying "look at me, I'm ignoring this" is giving it attention.

Anonymous said...

Speed trap? That would be Decatur where they hide in the tractor sales parking lot on the south side of town.

Anonymous said...

What does "rage" want? What drives it?

Anonymous said...

Rage hit a kid with a bike lock.

Anonymous said...

She did hold Trump's hand in public, many times during the trip. She wanted at that time to lag back a bit, or just not be connected. Pretty normal stuff.

Anonymous said...

I walked into a store. I wanted a Coke. I went to the cooler and saw a big sign that said the Coke was on sale for 99 cents. So I picked one, went to the checkout, and was SHOCKED and felt TRAPPED when told the Coke was 99 cents. So I protested, and yelled at the clerk for not telling me the Coke was 99 cents. Makes sense, right? I shouldn't have to pay, right? This is how people that believe there are such things as speed traps think.

Anonymous said...

So, the Dallas Morning News only "suspects" that all the dead and injured kids in Manchester were victims of an attack? "We need more to go on besides a lobby full of nails, a guy wearing a vest that is blown to bits, and a radius of horribly killed innocents just as a concert was ending. Could have been something else; a building failure, a natural disaster of some kind; cosmic ray burst...let's not jump to conclusions and print for sure this was some kind of attack".

Anonymous said...

11:01, if you think any part of my point was about taking guns away from the good guys, then you have completely missed the point, even when I specifically mentioned that I do not want to do that, and listed two very specific instances whee we do need to do something about guns.

You can agree with me, can you not, that toddlers and the mentally insane should not have guns?

Try to step outside of any partisan politics or "gun control" scares. Just once. Tell me that a three year old shouldn't die because a gun was left unsecured, or someone with psychotic ideations to commit violence should not be able to do so easily with a gun.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Heavens yes, let's be sure to allow as many unqualified drivers as possible on the road. What's a few hundred lives? A worthy sacrifice so that some folks can make a beer run without being harassed by the man.

Anonymous said...

@ 11:59
I guess Barry's sarcastic post just went right over your head.
Thanks for the laugh. . . . and calm down.

Anonymous said...

I don't mind liberals determining that we should have a different response to terror and that appeasing them is better than confronting them, what pisses me off is that I've never heard a liberal get mad at Islamic terrorists. They are usually quick to defend them after an attack. That I don't understand.

Anonymous said...

Rage, You never did link to your lies yesterday about the cost of Obammy's golf trips to Trump's. So I googled it for you and Obammy took 306 golf trips and Trumps hasn't even been in office for a 120 days yet. Can I have fries with that?

Anonymous said...

1:50 - at whom should I direct my anger and how would you suppose we deal with it? While I may not be a true "liberal", I do not support broadly taking away civil liberties or bombing civilians - in the name of fear. So, what should we do? Please, I am asking.

Sometimes I think the only way to deal with this blight is to eradicate the entire problem. It isn't fun, and probably isn't right, but the tribal nature of the region makes it impossible to negotiate, somewhat similar to the Native American situation in the mid-1800's. Whenever you feel the American conscience can tolerate total annihilation of a people, let me know.

Anonymous said...

The government can't always know when a gun is left unsecured or someone is psychotic. Should we mandate daily house checks and mental health evaluations for all legal gun owners? The point is we do not need anymore gun legislation because it can't stop the tragedies it intends to target.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if Ariana Grande is still going to show up at rallies and rail publicly against President Trump's desire to stop terrorists from being able to flow freely into our country.

Anonymous said...

Kudos to Melanie for having the balls not to hold his hand yesterday. (And I am a life long republican)
The only time I have ever done that was whenever I was pissed off at something stupid my husband had said or done. Hhmmmm

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed my time at the whaling wall. It was a great experience.

I'm not sure why they call it the whaling wall, I saw no whales. I drew a picture of an orca on the wall because I only had a black magic marker I ordered from Amazon. Great company, I can't recommend them more highly. Tremendous management, tremendous products and services.

Much better than whatever masonry and cement company that built this wall. This wall is a catastrophe. Trust me. This wall has cracks all over it.

It was a great rendering of an orca. Unbelievable, trust me.

Double Fake Greatest President of All Time....ALL....TIME!!!!

Anonymous said...

10:20 Ivanka???? I think you mean Melania.

Anonymous said...



Why is everyone ignoring the obvious?

RTG is an 11+++!

Anonymous said...

Anyone that's been in the Manchester Arena would NOT expect people to be trampled. It's an ample facility, plenty of room in all directions.

Anonymous said...

Rage is an evil loser.

Anonymous said...

1:50 - western leftist and Islamist both want to destroy western culture.

Anonymous said...

Boyd cops hang with rhome cops and Boyd can never be found unless st taco casa

Anonymous said...

This yokel needs to go to Rhome and get pulled over by their crazy police who stalk citizens

Why Guy said...

Amen!!!

Anonymous said...

I know someone who worked at the Amazon Fulfillment Center in Haslet. He hired as Seasonal in December, hit all his performance metrics and was full time by the end of February.

Anonymous said...

I don't think visitors to Bridgeport think anything at all when the highway speed limits adjust from rural to town and back again. The only other place this happens in America is....everywhere else?

Anonymous said...

3:15 for the win !

Anonymous said...

Too many ptsd cops with guns !!!

Anonymous said...

You guys all missed the point on the speed trap Barry mentioned. It's that you enter town at 70 MPH and then when you exit it is 65MPH. And he didn't say it was a speed trap, he said it felt like one to visitors. Of which I am, and do. You hit resume on your cruise (you tapped the brakes and went manual when you entered town) and you go right back to 70 without really thinking about it. Town versus open road. See. So it SEEMS like a speed trap. All those clever comments about not being able to read a sign were missing the point. Of course missing the point seems to be favorite hobby of Barry's regular commenters.

Anonymous said...

Why, in times of accidents, or a crisis, or any type of emergency, do so many people just start screaming about their God and even go on and on about the poo poo of God? This makes no sense to me, but people do it constantly. When the tornado is coming, or the bomb goes off, their attention goes to God's poop. Sometimes it's all they can even say.

Anonymous said...

Wow, that's a big jump there. See, that's the problem with you libs. You automatically assume the worst in retaliation so you defend our enemies in fear of being politically incorrect.

How about demanding your liberal leaders support doing something in response to terror like supporting travel bans. Or simply voicing your anger to friends and colleagues about how upsetting it is. Maybe taking to the Internet to voice your anger. Or hell, doing anything but immediately supporting ISIS after they attack. Truth is though there is no anger in you, you support the bombings and you sympathize with radical Muslims because you detest America, Christianity or both.

Anonymous said...

Go make a sandwich bitch!

Anonymous said...

There were more people killed at seventeen soccer games than that were killed yesterday ! Peru 368 in 1964,Ghana 126 in 2001 and Sheffield England 96 in 1989 .The list goes on and on !

Anonymous said...

Is that the Boy scout Ranch behind the RTG?

Anonymous said...

6:06
I think you might be missing something also. nowhere in Bridgeport do you enter town at 70mph. 101 enters from Chico at 55mph, 114 from Paradise enters at 55mph its a two lane highway, 380 from Decatur enters at 60mph and is a 4 lane divided highway. both 114 & 380 merge together leaving town to the west and is a 2 lane road so the 65mph speed limit is justified and clearly marked. maybe you should be more concerned with your surroundings and concentrate on observing posted speed limits rather than being upset that you cant hit resume on your cruise control. or perhaps you could just stop being a Barry apologist for the ignorant crap he writes.