The Campaign For DA

5.30.2017

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts



  • Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega has died. I always found it odd he was referred to as a "strongman."
  • Sports writer Frank Deford has died. Few people remember that around 1990 he started a daily newspaper devoted to sports called "The National." It was great. It lasted less than a year if I recall. 
  • Angry Trump!
  • And he finally figured out that the German Chancellor dogged him: 
  • Tiger had a bad weekend:
  • Fox 4 News must have hired a new consultant. They led with the weather last night because it might rain later in the week. 
  • Anyone else think Greg Abbott may not be very bright
    “I’m going to carry this around in case I see any reporters.” 
  • Tony Romo had a guest appearance at the Colonial in order for CBS to promote him. That guy is going to be awful as a football color guy. 
  • I heard that a J.P. didn't get to the Wise County Jail to set bonds until mid-afternoon yesterday. 
  • A Texas legislator called I.C.E. on people in the gallery yesterday. A representative on the other side of the aisle issued a press release that includes an F Bomb.

50 comments:

Anonymous said...

Everytime I go to jail in Wise County I never get arraigned until the afternoon. You would think by now I'd get some frequent visitor perks or a punch card where the 10th visit was free.

Anonymous said...

Why do you expect these poor, overworked, morally superior public servants to do their job in a timely manner? They were forced into the job and had no idea everything it entailed to perform it properly before they were sworn in.
Besides, those lowlifes wanting bond set were in jail. They were obviously guilty if they were in jail.

wordkyle said...

Just a thought -- It seems like a lot of the leftist protests about immigration, seem to ignore the fact that a system exists to provide for legal immigration status. Are protests, intimidation, and violence better than that system?

Anonymous said...

The recent poor relations with Germany began with George Dubya Bush and the ultra creepy neck and shoulder rub he tried on Angela Merkel. She literally cringed when he touched her the way he did. There's not much difference between Dubya & Trump. Boundaries mean nothing to daddy's boys like D & T. Sheesh.

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry, is Wordkyle complaining about protests?

It seems that the British has a system of taxation that provided for a legal way to import tea. Were protests, destruction of property, inciting riots, and lies better than that system?

Anonymous said...

Yesterday was a holiday. I think it was commendable for the JP to show up to set bail at all. Mid-Afternoon didn't hurt anyone at all. Everyone was able to get to the Memorial Day picnics or bbq.

Goober said...

Uh...BG you might want to edit your F bomb statement. If you read the post closely, you will note that the Hispanic rep making the post is QUOTING the rep who called ICE.
And as for Wordy: if you were to get outside your lily white, right wing, fascist, male dominated social circle you would find many, not all, but many of the so-called illegals are protesting BECAUSE OF THEIR CHILDREN! who were born in this country and are constitutionally American citizens. Now I'm sure your going to twist that around and wrap yourself in the flag with some kind of right wing crap and say "but...". The bottom line is in many cases it is parents seeking sanctuary from a system they have no faith or trust will give them the opportunity to be treated or considered LEGAL immigrants because the system is dominated by white racist morons like you and Trump.

Anonymous said...

Are protests, intimidation, and violence better than that system?

Aren't they protesting the system, and don't protesters have a right to nonviolently protest the system?

wordkyle said...

924 - Please elaborate. In what ways do the legal and fairly lenient existing immigration processes (for foreign citizens) compare to the 18th century British tax laws as they applied to American colonists (i.e., American citizens)?

Anonymous said...

Wordkyle, I think even you are smart enough to know that there were no American citizens back then. Only British citizens. Maybe you should research it a little? You could even practice your blog arguments in a Toastmaster speech down at the Holiday Inn banquet room.

And if they didn't like the system, they could always vote to change them, right? Or not live in America, right? Anything but protest. Oh my gosh, protests are the worst.

wordkyle said...

a) Protest, yes. Intimidate, threaten, and forcefully disrupt, no.
b) They're not protesting the system. They're demanding exemptions from the system. Millions of other immigrants have legally immigrated.
c) "For the children" is the best argument for those here illegally to have legalized their status. They chose not to, despite the costs to their children.

937 - Brilliant argument. Yours is truly an exceptional intellect.

Anonymous said...

Is that RTG on the left about to get baptized? Good for her. She looks like she could use saving. But of course, who among us couldn't.


9:37, I don't think he was attributing the F-bomb to the Dem. Sounds like he knows who did and said what. But I gotta' tell you, I miss the days when Texans could just duke it out. You push me? I'm going to deck you. And back and forth. None of this "I called ICE" tough guy hiding behind his colleagues, and being afraid to meet someone in the parking lot. If you're badass enough to call ICE, you should be badass enough to back yourself up. This is Texas. Be a man.

Rage

Anonymous said...


Texas Code of Criminal Procedure:

Art. 38.03. PRESUMPTION OF INNOCENCE. All persons are presumed to be innocent and no person may be convicted of an offense unless each element of the offense is proved beyond a reasonable doubt. The fact that he has been arrested, confined, or indicted for, or otherwise charged with, the offense gives rise to no inference of guilt at his trial.

Acts 1965, 59th Leg., vol. 2, p. 317, ch. 722.



Amended by Acts 1981, 67th Leg., p. 2247, ch. 539, Sec. 1, eff. June 12, 1981.

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You are paying your Justices of the Peace over $75,000 per year

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I hope none of you ever have to sit in jail and wait for an elected official to find the time and determine probable cause and set a bond so that you may return to your family

Anonymous said...

As usual, WordKyle gets diarrhea of the mouth and starts spouting off about subjects he knows very little about.
These are not "leftist" protesters. These are human beings. If you know anything about the immigration process, it is long, bureaucratic. and almost impossible to navigate alone. Most undocumented immigrants are coming here for an opportunity to earn money, not spend thousands on an immigration attorney. These are individuals who pay taxes (Yes, they do...its called sales tax) who are asking for a pathway citizenship and Matt Rinaldi (how American is that last name) callously called ICE on them. If I was Romero, I would have threaten to kick his ass also. Rinaldi then retorts that he will shoot Romero if he tries to settle their argument outside. Straight up, typical tea bagger bullshit.
Rinaldi is pandering to the racist followings of the local Tea Party and her cuck husband. It should have gotten him taken to the woodshed.

Anonymous said...

"If they bring a knife, then you bring a gun." Obammy

Anonymous said...

Jail the JP! They were paid to do a job. JD Clark should chew them out

Anonymous said...

Ramon Romero and his club picante aren't setting a good example for the illegals. Lon Burnam did way more for them and he is white.

Anonymous said...

Ramon Romero will have his club raided by ICE soon. That's what you get for voting out Lon Burnam

wordkyle said...

1004 - Thanks for the response. You didn't make a comparison, so I assume you couldn't think of any. That was about what I expected.

For what it's worth, the Boston Tea Party, which is what I assume your reference was, was in response to Americans -- who yes, were British citizens, but were legal citizens of the established government in America; i.e., "American citizens" -- being treated different from other British citizens within the existing system. The modern leftist mobs demand that illegal immigrants be treated different from other immigrants who worked within the existing system. Do you see the difference?

Anonymous said...

Abbott is a wimp. I pegged that coyote with one shot from my pistol.

DF Rick "deadeye" Perry

Anonymous said...

What's so bad about Tiger's weekend? Seems normal to me.

DF John Daly

Anonymous said...

Be careful, Donald. I carry a knife and will use it.

DF Angela Merkel

Anonymous said...

Always enjoyed listening to Frank Deford. Would have liked to drink a couple of Shiners with him and swap stories back in the day.

DF Blackie Sherrod

Anonymous said...

10:10, especially with some of wise county's finest. They have had some real nuts running around with guns. Most seem to come from Rhome and aren't mentally stable

Anonymous said...

I hate having to agree with WordKyle

Anonymous said...

10:10 & BG

Where does it define when the JP should arrive?

Anonymous said...

LMAO...Lon Burnam was an absolute fraud. Sure, he talked a big game, but when the rubber hit the road, what did he ever do? Not a damn thing.
Ramon is 100 times the legislator that Lon was. Plus, Ramon aint accepting campaign contributions from right wing millionaires like Lon was the entire time he was in office. Burnam was paid to be a door stop and he was damn good at doing nothing.

Anonymous said...

Speaking of jail What ever happen to the Rhome Super Cop Brandon Davis. He go on trial yet

Anonymous said...

Nice, Sherrod a great writer add me in on the conversation. DF RAndy Galloway

Anonymous said...

Then the illegals need to stop calling Rinaldi white and refer to him as Italian. This is now a war between Italians and illegals

Anonymous said...

Ramon Romero has had enough gunplay in his life, with the drive by shootings in from of his ghetto night club. Why would he want to assault Rinaldi and end up possibly dead like some of Ramon's customers?

Anonymous said...

Abbott is classless.

Anonymous said...

Guess Wordkyle isn't smart enough.

That WAS the system--colonists were different from citizens in the homeland. Don't like it? Move back to the UK. But living in the colonies had certain rules. There was no such thing as an American citizen back then.

Either way, wanting a system that has historically made use of immigrant labor to the detriment of the immigrant and benefit of the consumers and employers that can buy cheap goods and that paid them less than minimum wage without paying employment taxes, to all of a sudden recognize that the vast majority of those immigrants are law abiding and pay into the system in the form of sales and property taxes, isn't too much to ask.

But I guess "Fuck them, I called ICE" really is what Jesus would do.

Anonymous said...

Where should I mail my unfinished manuscript?

Apparently someone has a lot of time on their hands and could use some work.

Anonymous said...

"demanding an exemption to the system" is not "protesting the system" - What's your basis for that?

Religious protesters demand exemptions for religious institutions. Those are protests. Immigration protesters can demand exemptions for certain types of immigrants. Why isn't that a protest?

Anonymous said...

Mark your calendars folks. ANONYMOUS Rage said it...."This is Texas. Be a man."

Testosterone therapy I'm guessin?!?

Anonymous said...

2:08, I am on record as saying that if any of you punks that want to meet up for a bare-knuckle pissing match, I'll be there. We'll let BG figure out the when/where details.

12:56, perfect. I came for the WK crawfishin', and I'm leaving satisfied.

ANONYMOUS Rage

wordkyle said...

The Orkin man must have visited today, because the cockroaches are crawling out of the woodwork in droves.

Simple request: Please explain why illegal immigrants should be able to jump ahead of those who are in the process of immigrating legally. (And a followup: Why are the tactics of disruption, intimidation, threats, and violence better than working within the system?)

Anonymous said...

Good for him I would hope ICE would come every time one of the beaners proudly proclaim he's here illegally .

If I as breaking he law I dang sure wouldn't be telling the world and rubbing ICE nose in it

Anonymous said...

Wordkyle, in a word: reality.

The reality that the system is broken, and has for decades been biased in favor of certain countries long after immigration from those countries has shifted. I'm not making this up, a man of your intellect should be able to quickly research the inherent bias and inaccuracies in the system. Ronald Reagan understood it--and as a result he granted the largest immunity of illegal immigrants in our history.

We are only recently coming to grips with the vast numbers of immigrants that are here illegally. And the current system favors European immigrants in a way that is no longer relevant. It also favors immigrants with an education or money to invest, basically creating a system where as long as you can pay, you jump to the front of the line, when the reality is that our country has a vast appetite for the uneducated, low-paid worker. Immigration law moves as fast as tax law, or the federal bureaucracy--which is of course to say not fast at all, is often outdated, and usually completely off the mark and based on few facts.

That is at the heart of the protests (sorry if you're intimidated by brown people carrying signs. You should probably talk to someone about that). They want to change the system. Does change mean changing where the lines are? Sometimes. Is changing the lines just? Quite often.

By the way--if you wake up in the morning and see an asshole, you just saw an asshole. If you see assholes all day long? You're the asshole.

DF Marshall Givins

Anonymous said...

In the statutes -- actually it states that defendants shall be arraigned by the closest magistrate ON THE WAY to jail


Unfortunately, we have four justices of the peace that all refuse to arraign defendants prior to being booked in the jail

Read the law perhaps, it is fun and informative
Perhaps do that before commenting or voting

wordkyle said...

508 " (sorry if you're intimidated by brown people carrying signs. You should probably talk to someone about that)" - Well, that's the caricature you've created and that you'd love to believe, so all of your arguments boil down to accusations (or implications, if you're cowardly) of racism. But see, the three main countries of origin for legal immigration to the U.S., which I support, are Mexico, China, and India. Those are folks who are working within the existing system and who are not "carrying signs" (which I suppose is your euphemism for threats, intimidation, and violence.)

So millions of immigrants have used the "broken" system, doing it the right way. Violent intimidation of politicians does not speak well of the intimidators, and it certainly doesn't recommend them as citizens capable of contributing to society.

Anonymous said...

Those ICE agents are union members. The democrats chose illegals over labor. Many labor members will now be voting republican.

Anonymous said...

No one ever did drive by shootings at Lon's property either. Ramon has poisoned his own people with club picante. FWPD will tell you it's a haven for drugs.

Anonymous said...

Wouldn't all these family be together if they had stayed home?

Anonymous said...

All of our JP's absolutely suck, we needed 4 new ones 4 years ago. I'm tired of everytime I go to Sonic, I see a JP there, not working. Go to Walmart or any other store, your as likely to run into them there as well, or they are gone to "training". The poor taxpayer doesn't really have any idea how misused their tax dollars really are. Sadly, they'll get reelected.

Anonymous said...

Tiger has back pain and took meds that made him fall asleep.

Anonymous said...

Little night in jail may be good for them ! They can try to remember why they're there ~Hold them to the max !

Anonymous said...

It doesn't say they must be arraigned on the way to jail. It says without unnecessary delay and not more than 48 hours. So, the JP could have waited another day!

Art. 14.06. MUST TAKE OFFENDER BEFORE MAGISTRATE. (a) Except as otherwise provided by this article, in each case enumerated in this Code, the person making the arrest or the person having custody of the person arrested shall take the person arrested or have him taken without unnecessary delay, but not later than 48 hours after the person is arrested, before the magistrate who may have ordered the arrest, before some magistrate of the county where the arrest was made without an order, or, to provide more expeditiously to the person arrested the warnings described by Article 15.17 of this Code, before a magistrate in any other county of this state. The magistrate shall immediately perform the duties described in Article 15.17 of this Code.

Anonymous said...

good start on looking up statutes, but the fun of it all is you have to look in other codes:

Art. 17.033. RELEASE ON BOND OF CERTAIN PERSONS ARRESTED WITHOUT A WARRANT. (a) Except as provided by Subsection (c), a person who is arrested without a warrant and who is detained in jail must be released on bond, in an amount not to exceed $5,000, not later than the 24th hour after the person's arrest if the person was arrested for a misdemeanor and a magistrate has not determined whether probable cause exists to believe that the person committed the offense. If the person is unable to obtain a surety for the bond or unable to deposit money in the amount of the bond, the person must be released on personal bond.

(b) Except as provided by Subsection (c), a person who is arrested without a warrant and who is detained in jail must be released on bond, in an amount not to exceed $10,000, not later than the 48th hour after the person's arrest if the person was arrested for a felony and a magistrate has not determined whether probable cause exists to believe that the person committed the offense. If the person is unable to obtain a surety for the bond or unable to deposit money in the amount of the bond, the person must be released on personal bond.

(c) On the filing of an application by the attorney representing the state, a magistrate may postpone the release of a person under Subsection (a), (a-1), or (b) for not more than 72 hours after the person's arrest. An application filed under this subsection must state the reason a magistrate has not determined whether probable cause exists to believe that the person committed the offense for which the person was arrested.

(d) The time limits imposed by Subsections (a), (a-1), and (b) do not apply to a person arrested without a warrant who is taken to a hospital, clinic, or other medical facility before being taken before a magistrate under Article 15.17. For a person described by this subsection, the time limits imposed by Subsections (a), (a-1), and (b) begin to run at the time, as documented in the records of the hospital, clinic, or other medical facility, that a physician or other medical professional releases the person from the hospital, clinic, or other medical facility.

Added by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 906, Sec. 5(a), eff. Jan. 1, 2002. Subsec. (d) added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 298, Sec. 1, eff. June 18, 2003.

Amended by:

Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1350 (H.B. 1173), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2011.
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btw, there is a whole lot in there that is not followed too much 'round here