The Campaign For DA

5.09.2017

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts


  • Yesterday I mentioned a sub two hour marathon almost being accomplished. I didn't realize it was a stunt by Nike giving someone every possible advantage to pull it off.  (It was on a specialized track with a pace car.)
  • Some of the Dallas Cowboys took part in a home run competition in Frisco yesterday for charity. Dez Bryant missed the competition because he went to the Ballpark in Arlington. 
  • The older lady being body slammed and thrown in to the pool in Florida after complaining about the noise at a party is hard to watch.
  • The championship winning Desoto football coach kept his job last night but the proceedings were a little wheels off. It was reported that he requested any discussions about him by the school board take place in public which prevented them from discussing him in executive session. I'm not sure I knew that rule.
  • And is there any question that the Texas Open Meeting law is violated every day?  Some city councils, commissioners, and school board members talk about the upcoming agenda all the time, right? 
  • I'm not sure what David Spade was doing with the Cash Me Outside girl (and I'm not going to take the time to find out.)
  • I keep waiting for the Texas housing market to crash -- and it will happen -- but this increase in prices over the last handful of years is unlike anything I've ever seen. 
  • Fox 4 had a story of someone finding a dinosaur tracks in Springtown. Everyone was touching and rubbing them which seemed weird. 
  • Balch Springs police officer Roy Abbott Oliver turned himself over the weekend on a murder warrant, and his book-in photo looks like he has had some sleepless nights. And I bet he has. 
  • The Sally Yates testimony was action packed yesterday, and it was not a good day for the White House. On the evening shows, CNN, MSNBC and even the BBC led with it. Fox News led with Obama's speech from the weekend. 
  • And the testimony freaked Trump out. He fired off seven tweets mentioning Yates and Russia, and even changed his Twitter banner (and then changed it back in the middle of the night.)
  • I don't like it when we have a visiting judge because you never know what to expect. I don't know how criminal defense lawyers practice in unfamiliar courts. Knowing the ropes is more than half the battle. 

31 comments:

Anonymous said...

Council members, ISD trustees, etc. can discuss agenda items outside of meetings; they just can't do it with a quorum of members present, right?

Anonymous said...

Mike Flynn lied to VP Pence. They fired him. Susan Rice lied to the American public multiple times. Obammy kept her on.

Anonymous said...

Bathroom bill stalled. "Stalled". hehehehehe.

Df Beavis & Df Butthead
Df DMN headline editors

Anonymous said...

Why does the Cash Me Outside girl strike me as the next Courtney Stodden? And does anyone have her phone number? Want to see if she is free Friday night.

DF Doug Hutchison

Anonymous said...

Discussing the upcoming agenda is okay as long as there isn't a quorum, right?

And the Balch Springs officer is Roy Oliver, not Abbott.

Anonymous said...

Fired cold blooded murdering cop is Roy Oliver, not Abbott.

Let's give these heroes credit where credit is due.

Anonymous said...

So what you're saying is that you don't know what to expect because you have no exposure to courts in other counties because you keep mainly to the confines of Wise County?

Kind of puts your occasional chuckle at other lawyers coming to your county asking questions in a silly light, doesn't it?

But good for you to be able to stay in your lane. It must be comfortable.

Rage

Anonymous said...

What would the news media be saying if the lady being body slammed was black and the criminals were white? I have seen a few stories on this but there is no mention of ethnicity in the reports.

SpanishWarDonkey said...

Prices will drop. The problem I'm seeing is for what Middle and upper middle class folks can spend for a new cookie cutter home with a few of their selections is anyone with the money to do that has no incentive to buy a 5-10 year old home for the same when they can just pick out their own.

Anonymous said...

I'll go ahead and get this one out of the way. If Obama had a son.

RatherBeSailing said...

The man should not have picked up the old lady but it looks like he slipped and fell; not body slammed her.

Anonymous said...

If you want to throw a school board member or city councilman into cardiac arrest, file an open records request for all electronic media communications from their personal communications devises (phone, iPad, personal computer, etc.) involving school or city business. And under Texas Open Records statutes they must comply. I thought about doing that for all three entities that just held bond elections, and I only live in one of them.

Anonymous said...

I'm sure glad I am not that woman in Florida. She is the most calm person I've seen after an incident like that!
Yes, an educator can request no closed executive session. You must be prepared for whatever is said about you, but you can do it. Long ago, I wentthat route. Two very trusted administrators were present. It went well for me. Sometimes parents have an axe to grind. Sometimes board members have talked about an issue, not only with each other, but with other members of the public (open meeting laws be damned).

Anonymous said...

Sally Yates is the new liberal face of government corruption. Put her on a stick and feed her to the lions.

Anonymous said...

Not always. Google "walking quorum". It's what people do to specifically avoid open meetings.

Rage

Anonymous said...

10:49

I'd put her on a stick too.........;)

DF Ron Jeremy

Andy Stevenson said...

Did I hear that body slammed lady say the boy hadn't evolved into what a human being should be? Clearly she is racist.

Anonymous said...

High praise on the Random Thoughts Girl...Nice Assets, but she is not impressed by your random thoughts!

Anonymous said...

That Texas cop could give them some lessons on breaking up negro pool parties that get too loud....

Anonymous said...

Do people who watch Fox News believe in Dinosaurs?

Anonymous said...

Ms. Yates strikes me as a no-guff public servant. Certainly didn't back down when Senator Cruz tried to manhandle her verbally. Found her responses very forthcoming and rational.

DF Diogenes Carrying That Light

Anonymous said...

I think the RTG pic was taken at NACO.

Anonymous said...

And if the lady in Florida would have been killed, we'd simply bury her and then fret all day and all night about the rights of her killer to be treated with dignity and respect and fairness. We are close, real close, to a major, major outbreak and engagement on this race issue. The media is fueling it, feeding it and exists to generate rage on all sides. When it blows, it will be really, really bad.

Anonymous said...

Is 9:53 referring to the gentlemen throwing the elderly woman into the pool?

Anonymous said...

@9:53
Yes except for the gentlemen part.

Anonymous said...

8:54

I actually called my state Rep. about this bill. His office assured me they will be using parliamentary procedures preventing this bill from ever seeing the light of day in the state house of reps.

They realize how stupid it is and such a time waste.

Anonymous said...

Pool invasions are a black teen thing. I lived for years in a nice apartment across from a ghetto. You couldn't use it some weekends. There would be 30 coloreds in there. There were 3-4 single black people and 1 married couple actually living there- no kids.
The problem is probably worse with social media.
PS if you say a word to a black person especially a nigglet in a situation like that you are taking your life in your own hands.

Anonymous said...

Regarding the murderous sack of dog crap from Balch Springs let us consider what we would be thinking were he in the ground and a black teen had put a bullet in HIS brain- how long and how hard would we have to look to find somebody who cared about his lack of beauty sleep?!

Anonymous said...

Roy Boy is a cop he know to lay it on thick and look sad and troubled at this tragic loss that forever affected the lives of...

Anonymous said...

RTG has some BIG eyes. ( . ) ( . )

Anonymous said...

That thug that threw that lady in to the pool? his Father is an aggravated felon....