The Campaign For DA

5.10.2017

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts


  • Oh, I'll get to Comey. 
  • The ACLU, since Texas has passed an unconstitutional "show me your papers" law, has issued a travel advisory for the state.
  • There is a photo floating around of a fat guy naked on top of a shark (presumably the shark is dead since he's in a boat), and everyone from Deadspin to Bleacher Report is on the hunt to find out who it is. The  first culprit was the University of Florida's football coach but he has denied it. Yesterday, the resemblance to big game hunter and fisherman Jimmy John Liautaud -- yep, that's the sandwich king Jimmy John, became the odds on favorite. (You're on your own for research on this one.)
  • The saga of Baylor's undrafted K.D. Cannon continues. He was picked up by the Jets yesterday after the 49ers paid him $45,000 and then immediately cut him last weekend.
  • There might be as many as 7,000 bodies buried under the medical campus of Ole Miss.  Mississippi State Asylum was on the site from 1855 to 1935. This gives a whole new meaning to Ghosts of Mississippi.
  • Legal nerd stuff: The conviction of former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez was set aside yesterday because of his suicide.   As someone pointed out the other day, Texas Rule of Appellate Procedure 7.1(a)(2) is very similar to Massachusetts. If a defendant dies during the pendency of an appeal in Texas, the appeal is then "abated." Since an abatement would mean the deceased's conviction never becomes "final",  the case remains technically and legally forever unresolved. (Texas doesn't "set it aside", however.)
  • And now on to the bombshell news yesterday about the firing of FBI Director James Comey  by Trump. (Fun fact: Comey is 6'8" tall.) 
  • The Right's Version of the Truth: Trump fired Comey because of the way he handled the Hillary email "scandal" last year as outlined in the "Rosenstein memo" -- which is exactly the excuse Trump used to fire him. Left's Version of the Truth: Trump fired Comey because the FBI was investigating alleged Russia/Trump connections and Trump wanted to stop it.
  • Democrat example:
     
  • Why not an independent prosecutor to get to the bottom of the Russian allegations. Heck, one was appointed in the 1990s to investigate a 1970s land deal. 
  • Fun fact #2: Richard Nixon never fired the FBI Director. (That nugget was actually sent out on the official Richard Nixon Library twitter feed last night.)
  • A guy most likely to be in a fetal position all night: White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer as he thinks about facing the press corp this afternoon. 
  • You can always tell when the Trump White House is in crisis mode because they roll out Kellyanne Conway to take a beating in the press.  They served her up to Anderson Cooper last night. DFW TV critic Ed Bark was not impressed. 
  • Trump's biggest problem is timing. Why fire Comey now for what he did last year in the email investigation? Actions which Trump praised at the time.  (And the second paragraph in Comey's firing letter is borderline bizarre -- he brings up Russia after explaining Russia had nothing to do with the firing.) 
  • Why not just fire Comey for the incompetence he showed at the Senate hearing last week? 
  • The College Freshman Who Is Not In The House is in Rwanda on a school trip. (Yep, Rwanda.) The Eighth Grader in the House is about to go on a multi-state school trip to the Northeast including, D.C., NYC, Gettysburg, Philadelphia and more. And those school sponsored trips are a million times cheaper than doing it on your own. I wanted to go to either of them as a chaperon on the condition I didn't have to do any chaperoning. 
  • Both the Dallas Morning News and the New York Times reference Watergate on their front pages this morning.



44 comments:

Anonymous said...

So all the democrats calling for Comeys head last year means nothing now that Trump done what they wanted? Typical left bs we want him fired but when a republican fires him its because he was being investigated. Make up ya'lls damn mind did ya'll want him fired for screwing Hillary or not?

Anonymous said...

Ball bag Democrats,
You cant make them happy.
I think they all would make good unemployed lawyers because we know for damn sure no one would hire their lazy asses.

Anonymous said...

1. F the ACLU.

2. As libs continue to foam at the mouth over Trump/Comey, many conservatives are all for his ouster. Bring on Pence.

3. This blog post by Dilbert author Scott Adams perfectly describes Barry and friends:
http://blog.dilbert.com/post/160304991456/the-resistance-changes-its-attack-from-russian

Out Rage

Anonymous said...

You want an independent "prosecuter" (poor choice of words) for Trump and the Russia rumor? On the basis of what? No evidence. The FBI has said so.

What we need are criminal charges against all the top Democrats. Makes way more sense to investigate the real criminals.

Drain the swamp. While we're at it, let's drain the swamp that is the Wise County Courthouse.

Anonymous said...

So Trump was happy with what Tomey did to Hillary (showed she was in violation of the law) but Trump is unhappy that Tomey showed he (Trump) was in violation of the law. Trump needs to be consistent and favor all legal efforts to prove wrongdoing, even if it is Trump's own wrongdoing. You Repubs need to make up your damn mind.

Anonymous said...

I hope you are paying attention on twitter today. Great investigative journalism happening at lightning speed.

Anonymous said...

They been a jacked up organization for a long time. Good place to start draining the swamp. Obama used 8 years to F up this country. Gonna take longer than that to make it right again, if it ever does.

Anonymous said...

Any bets on how long until the feds show up to "correct" Texas position on requiring proof of citizenship?

Anonymous said...

Next time you get a chance, go on your kid's trip. The kids who go are so good, you don't have to do much as a chaperone. As a sponsor for SEVERAL of those trips, I can tell you, Wise County kids know how to behave. They may not show it at home, but when you get a busload of kids from all over, you see they have been raised right.
The only time I saw misbehavior, it was NOT from our group, but from a group we were combined with to make the tour full. The tour company hires guards for the hotel at night, so you can get some sleep. They will awaken you if you are needed. In many tours, I was needed once. It was MY OWN kid, whom I threatened to put on the next plane back to Texas to be met by Dad at the airport. Problem solved!
OH, BTW...you can sign up for any of those tours yourself and be responsible for no one. Almost every tour I ever did had a family that was touring for 'educational purposes'. Tour companies are very accomodating. Then, you are only responsible for those directly with you.

Harry Hamid said...

This would have all worked out fine if only Loretta Lynch hadn't recused herself from the Clinton thing.

Anonymous said...

Last night, Sean Hannity said that Comey needed to be fired for his "unhinged and erratic behavior" in the recent past.

Uh Sean, if you are going to be a Trump defender, that might not be the best criteria on which to judge a public servant.... jussayin'.

Anonymous said...

Skippy, when did you become a Supreme Court judge and rule laws passed by Texas unconstitutional?

Anonymous said...

Costa Rica is calling......

Anonymous said...

Elizabeth Warren...another liberal liar. No credibility

Anonymous said...

Who is "Tomey"?

Anonymous said...

Hillary would have fired his ass anyway had she been elected.

Anonymous said...

I honestly don't care if Russia intervened in this election or if Trump had a hand in it. We are at a critical time in the battle for the future of this country. It was crucial for our future that Hillary lost. The Democratic party has become far too oppressive on the people who make this country strong. I'll accept any means to keep them from power until their party makes drastic changes.

Anonymous said...

Comey needed to go. His handling of the email issue was fouled up from the start.
Read Executive Order 13526, signed by President Obama on the handling of classified information. There are no shelters for incompetence, or for mishandling CI without harmful intent. If you have legitimate access, you are required to handle it correctly. High on that list requires recognizing what information should be classified, even if it is not marked as such. Another high priority is to not allow leakage by sending CI on an unclassified system, which both HRC and HA did repeatedly.
While Comey may have felt there was no chance of conviction, that is not the call of the policing agency, that is the job for the prosecutor. I doubt they could secure a conviction, simply because it would be nearly impossible to seat a jury that would rule on the facts of the case, not the accused. Still, that is not a call for the FBI Director. The AG at the time corrupted the case by meeting with Bill for any reason.

Anonymous said...

If the FBI had done its job Clinton would be in jail. I spent two years in a 155mm artillery unit in Germany during the cold war. It had nuclear capabilities and if I had of endangered the security of classified information like she did I would have been sent to prison. We did not have computers but I could not take classified paper documents to my home and/or give others access to them. Any technician that touched her computer, even from a remote location had access to classified information. And that bitch wanted to be President. The FBI chief should have been fired by Obama.

whisky O said...

If Russia did help Trump beat Hillary, thank you comrades.

Rwanda is safer than D C

Anyone who cares about what the
ACLU thinks should grow a pair.

Anonymous said...

How many people did leftist murder in the 20th century?

Anonymous said...

All GOP:

"I am troubled by the timing and reasoning of Director Comey's termination," Senate Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr, a North Carolina Republican, said in a statement.

Arizona Sen. John McCain said he was "disappointed" by the incident.

"Regardless of how you think Director Comey handled the unprecedented complexities of the 2016 election cycle, the timing of this firing is very troubling," said Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska in a statement.

Rep. Justin Amash, a member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, said in a tweet that he would introduce legislation supporting the creation of an independent commission to investigate Russia's interference in the election.

Sen. Jeff Flake, a Republican who's up for re-election next year, tweeted that he couldn't explain Trump's decision. He tweeted, "I've spent the last several hours trying to find an acceptable rationale for the timing of Comey's firing. I just can't do it."

Rep. Carlos Curbelo (Fla.). “Today’s extraordinary decision raises many questions all of which must be answered. … It is critical that the FBI can continue all of its pending work with independence and integrity – especially the investigation into the Russian government’s efforts to influence our last election and undermine American democracy. Today I reiterate the need for Congress to establish a Select Committee with full investigatory powers to thoroughly examine this matter.”

Rep. Barbara Comstock (Va.). “I can’t defend or explain tonight’s actions or timing of the firing of FBI Director James Comey. The FBI investigation into the Russian impact on the 2016 election must continue.”

Anonymous said...

Did the Nixon Library set the record straight by tweeting that Nixon did fire special prosecutor Archibald Cox while he was investigating Nixon's role in the Watergate break-in?

Anonymous said...

11:34 - Move on to the next hysteria of the left.

Anonymous said...

11:34 - Things can only end badly for the left.

Anonymous said...

The ACLU thing is so friggin stupid. Warning people from, say, California against travelling to Texas because someone in Texas Law Enforcement might ask to see their identification. Yet, how many times does that California person have to show their "papers" while still in California just to get on a plane to come to Texas? If I can handle being treated like a terrorist every time I want to fly somewhere, and show three or four different people my ID when doing so, why would I or anyone else have a problem with a cop asking me who the heck I am?

Anonymous said...

11:34------

You don't seem to have a point but I commend your copy and paste skills.

Anonymous said...

10:37, are you really okay with Russia (the Russia of Mob-KGB guy Putin) screwing with our elections as opposed to hashing it out with Democrats? You do know America has a two party (repub/demo) set-up? It is not considered okay to have just one party in the driver's seat on all decisions forever & ever. That is why we have elections, so people can change things around. You really want a Putin-style America where opponents and reporters turn up mysteriously killed frequently? Maybe you need to explore dual citizenship with the Russian Federation, comrade.

DF Nathan Hale

Anonymous said...

The Russian election hacking investigation must continue because I can't understand how they helped Hillary get more of the popular vote and she still lost the election.

Anonymous said...

I'm peach Trump!

Anonymous said...

DAMN GREEN YOU NEVER WERE A VERY BRIGHT FELLER BUT GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT. SPICER IS ON NAVY RESERVE DUTY AND DOESN'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT FACING THE PRESS CORPS ALL WEEK.

Ghost of RM Nixon said...

Here's what you moronic repubs don't get: yea, the Dem's wanted Comey's head during the election, but you guys thought his performance was just fine. He's just doing his job; and you got your thug in the WH. But NOW when he's digging around in YOUR election behavior, he's suddenly not doing his job and we better dump this guy NOW! Hello Kettle, seems you're just as black or BLACKER than Pot, you bunch of F'in crooks.

Anonymous said...

Two parties? Really? Keep telling yourself that.

Anonymous said...

I'm a peach too.

Love Our President Trump. Keep up the good work

Anonymous said...

Two questions:
1. Where do you go to get an application to be FBI Director?
2. Is there a vehicle with lots of lights and sirens that comes with the job?

DF A Former County Constable Asking for a Friend

Anonymous said...

I like the RTG today, but where does she keep her cell phone? Just wondering.

DF Verizon ATT

Anonymous said...

1:03, I'm sure he learned them from you and Wordkyle copying all the Democrat quotes saying we should attack Iraq.

Anonymous said...

@ 2:06 the Russia story the Dems keep hanging on to is getting old and makes no sense. So Russia rigged the election for Trump but Hillary won the popular vote? If they were going to rig the election wouldn't they make sure Trump would win both?

Anonymous said...

Yeah, like maybe nobody is saying that because it wasn't even clear there was much of an investigation into the Russian election shenanigans. Plus the FBI isn't comprised of one guy. Firing Comey won't stop any investigation and will likely just martyr him to those that were loyal. If Trump was complicit it's time to pucker, because a serious investigation is coming!

Anonymous said...

They did not want to make it that obvious 4pm.

Anonymous said...

Occasionally I look around at my fellow Texans and wonder...are most of these people morons. Then I read the comments here and know that they are. Dead God what a bunch of dimwits.

I thought Texans prided themselves on their independence? And yet you all believe whatever lie or lame excuse the Republicans throw out there. That you can't see through Trump says it all.

And lastly. Why do you guys read Barry's blog if you think he is so crazy and a "libtard"? Surely you are missing something important of Fox news right now.

Anonymous said...

10:37: You are not an American if you believe it is okay for a foreign power to interfere in our election.

Anonymous said...

2:56PM - I love ya! I am absolutely disgusted with most all Republicans. Their cognitive dissonance is astounding.

Anonymous said...

Drain the swamp? Hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha. Too funny.