The Campaign For DA

5.17.2017

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts


  • "A state court has publicly reprimanded a Tarrant County judge for engaging in sexual conduct with his chief clerk, according to court documents." It's a J.P.  For some reason, that makes the story less exciting. 
  • Motorcycle death in Wise County. (And I'll say it for the millionth time: Requiring a J.P. to go to the scene of an accident to pronounce someone dead is an archaic law.)
  • Trump. Oh, Trump. Now the New York Times is reporting (and confirmed by other organizations) that FBI Director Comey, whom he later fired, documented in a memo that Trump said, “I hope you can let this go.” Trump was referring to the investigation by the FBI of former NSA Director Michael Flynn who Trump had just fired for his ties to Russia which he hadn't disclosed.  My head is spinning. Worst case: Obstruction of Justice. What Will Happen: The statement is vague enough that the story will die.
  • Is Trump some calculating mastermind? Not a chance. He's simply oblivious as a child. The following is from 2014.  We are living in the strange days.
  • Comey documented everything -- that is,  every conversation that was related to his job. I do the same thing immediately after every work related meeting whether formal or casual. I don't do it for sinister reasons, I do it because I don't trust my memory. I can't tell you the number of times I've had to pull the notes up at the courthouse and say, "I wrote [this] on [this date]."
  • Richard Nixon's letter to Trump is now borderline creepy. Nixon thinks he would be a winner. So much winning. 
  • What are the Las Vegas odds on these four: (1) Trump is impeached, (2) Trump resigns, (3) Trump completes the four year term and doesn't run for re-election, or (4) He serves two terms. The resignation option is intriguing to me. 
  • The firing of 10 shots into an Uber driver's car by an Army vet in Dallas to "defend" a shirtless (but tie wearing) passenger who was showing off his gun is the kind of a criminal case that prosecutors and defense lawyers and jurors will all say, "This is really weird." (That was one hard sentence to write.) Both the passenger and the outside shooter had concealed handgun licenses. More guns!
  • There is no way they convict that Fort Worth officer on trial for Agg Assault. That prosecution, like I said yesterday, makes no sense. He's going to be found not guilty.
  • And news organizations drive me nuts reporting stories like that because they always end, with a serious look at the camera (i.e. Steve Eagar married to the teleprompter), with the phrase, "He faces [x years] in prison." He also faces probation. 
  • KXAS Channel 5 News this morning had a story about a grandmother being scammed by a caller who said her grandson was in jail. I wrote about how this scam almost hit my family a couple of years ago. 
  • Heard from a Wise County Courthouse employee yesterday: "I had an orbital fracture when I was younger so I can no longer roll my eyes." 
  • The "American Sniper" widow doing commercials for a DFW Ford dealership as an on-screen graphic references her dead husband says a lot about her. 
  • I've got a dog problem again. I woke up in the middle of the night and realized that I had left Gatorade in the car that Mrs. LL needed since she's having minor health issues. I walked out into the driveway during a break in the rain and was met by a beautiful, huge, fat, and soaking wet Lab who was panting and shaking. I told him, "No! No! No! Go away!" and then 30 seconds later I had submitted to my instincts and had him in the garage. He's as big as I am which I learned when he jumped up on me to say, "Thank you." He has a collar but no tags. Please! Please! Have a chip.
  • I was really surprised by the Folsom Prison comments yesterday. Who knew that Fictional Criminal Jurisdiction Lyrics would be so popular?

49 comments:

Anonymous said...

The trash that is, and follows blindly, the American Sniper and is wife, are ridiculous. That guy was a documented pathological liar. It calls everything into question, including his kills.

Anonymous said...

So if Comey felt that the President was trying to influence the investigation months ago, why did he not immediately schedule a meeting with the AG and the Congressional leadership to express his concerns?
If Comey wrote memos about these things then they need to be completely surrendered for investigation. That would include his memos from his entire tenure- just like a cops notebook.

wordkyle said...

"The statement is vague enough that the story will die." - Are you serious? When for the last six months we've had nonstop coverage of every sin, real or imagined, Trump or anyone he's ever met has committed, from stealing the moon to not replacing an empty toilet paper roll? Trump stories never die, and leftist knuckleheads continuously look for political stones to turn.

With Trump, the media and the left (a redundancy) refuse to pass up any opportunity to undermine the man, his family, or his administration. It makes it difficult for a rational person to separate the crazed Democrat party-sponsored nonsense from the things Trump actually has done.

Anonymous said...

1. The JP story is less exciting because this douche is not a lawyer. He doesn't have to answer to the state bar, which really pisses me off.

2. So your head is spinning? Good. The longer Dems are confused and disoriented, then more can be accomplished to defeat the lib agenda.

3. More guns! Damn right. If only you were as outraged about drunk driving and abortion.

4. Why do you have such hatred for any public figure that is championed by the right?

Out Rage

Anonymous said...

I think Comey/Flynn will bring Trump down in exactly the same way Monica brought down Clinton. The President can have sex with an interning the White House but he can't lie about it under oath. Once Trump is under oath - which he will be over this - his days are numbered.

Anonymous said...

Agree with 8:42 every week there is a different rumor but never any proof it just makes all the news headlines then fades away.

Anonymous said...

Wasn't that letter originally from Reagan???

Anonymous said...

Mrs LL should put a leash on the lab and walk him around the neighborhood today. He might recognize home or somebody might recognize him. Put a large sign in the front yard that says "I Found a Black Dog"

Anonymous said...

Thank you Wordkyle...once again. Bringing perspective to the out of control liberal media. Sadly...Barry's small group of followers are tone deaf to your observations

Anonymous said...

Out Rage concerning drunk driving....I'm surprised he doesn't promote weekly liquor advertisements

Anonymous said...

While it may be difficult, maybe you should try. He has actually fired Comey and may have done so to stop an investigation. He has fired Yates and may have done so to stop an investigation. He has fired Pret and may have done so to stop an investigation. Yet he refused to fire Flynn who the investigators said was a liability until he had to. Are you going to defend Trump to the end? Even 31% supported Nixon as he resigned in disgrace.

wordkyle said...

BG, on Trump you write: " Worst case: Obstruction of Justice."

A few bullet points later you criticize news organizations: ""...they always end, with a serious look at the camera (i.e. Steve Eagar married to the teleprompter), with the phrase, "He faces [x years] in prison."

Do you see that you did the same thing you criticized? Just as your reported criminal might face only probation, Trump might face only...nothing. There may be no there there.

SpanishWarDonkey said...

A couple questions;

1) in your opinion, what HAS Trump done?

2) when you have a sitting president that refers to any negative story about him as "fake news", along with an army of blind followers, what are you to do? Just quit reporting anything?

And I only THOUGHT Obama was thin skinned. Trump is a joke, and the GOP owns him.

SpanishWarDonkey said...

Rep. Green's call for impeachment is a pretty good move I think. Force Paul Ryan to go on record as not allowing the vote, or allow it, and out every GOP house member on record as being against it. It's quite the conundum for a seasoned pol such as Ryan; do I sell out the Party for my own sake or jump on the grenade and possibly lose re-election?

Waiting another 6 months would've been better, but it just seems like there's too much steam that there might not be a better opportunity than now.

Anonymous said...

There is so much "fake news" out there that no matter conservative or liberal, you can't tell what to believe. I try to stay open minded. I don't believe everything I read and hear. If Trump has done something criminal, then lets get it out there and see what it is. Otherwise, we need to get behind our POTUS and quit showing the world what childish and petty people Americans have become. Make no mistake the world is watching and many are enjoying the chaos that has become our political system.

Anonymous said...

Maybe it looks like the media is piling on, or being less than objective, because the subject of the reporting is just so bad that it is not possible to look "fair and balanced".

I don't think Charles Manson, Hitler or the Uni-bomber got a lot of good press. Not comparing Trump to those guys just saying...If you do stupid infantile stuff all the time you're not gonna get good press.

Anonymous said...

One person commenting wrote "It makes it difficult for a rational person to separate the crazed Democrat party-sponsored nonsense from the things Trump actually has done."

A few things Trump has actually done:
-Promised to release his tax returns once elected
-Refused to release his tax returns once elected
-Said "I did try and fu*k her. She was married."
-Said "Grab ’em by the pussy. You can do anything."
-Referred to women as fat, ugly, and pigs.
-Met with Russians and allowed their government-run press to cover the meeting, but refused to allow any US press to attend
-Revealed secret intel to the Russians
-Fired the head of the FBI who was investigating Trump/Russia collusion
-Tried to convince the FBI to not investigate Flynn's inappropriate ties to Russia
-Suggested (and likely a lie) that he had secretly recorded meetings with Comey
-Falsely promised new pipelines would be constructed with American steel
-Claimed he reduced our national debt
-Claimed Obama "tapped his wires"
-Claims any negative news is fake news
-Falsely claimed we have the highest murder rate in 47 years
-Had two travel bans struck down
-Threatened the United States judicial branch
-Claimed he won in a "landslide victory"
-Claimed to have saved jobs that he did not save
-Claimed he lost the popular vote because there were millions of illegal voters
-Got his USSC nominee confirmed

That partial list of some things Trump has done is factual. Most of it is, indeed, nonsense, but not "Democrat party-sponsored nonsense." That's Trump on his own.

Anonymous said...

The leftist Democrats and leftist media aren't destroying Trump. There destroying any last shred of credibility that they may have had.

Anonymous said...

Trump may be doing all of this idiocy so he CAN be impeached and get back to the job that was so much easier than being President.

Can we hope?

Why Guy said...

In the kitchen???? Around the food???

Anonymous said...

TRUMP SHOULD'VE SENT MELANIA TO MEET COMEY ON THE TARMAC IN SOMEPLACE LIKE PHOENIX.

THE ONLY THING I ENJOY MORE THAN DRINKING AND DRIVING IS DRIVING WHEN I CAN'T FEEL MY LEGS DUE TO MULTIPLE BONG HITS!

TF SR22 CARRIER

Anonymous said...

Impeachment over what you have no proof of anything? All there is now is middle school girl gossip of someone leaked this or that it makes big news headlines for 48 hours then they move on to the next barbershop story.

Cleverly Disguised said...

Thank you 10:33. Well said!

wordkyle said...

939 - "Trump may have..." And he equally may have not. Comey was in the crosshairs of both Democrats and Republicans. Yates actively defied her boss. I have no idea what you mean by "Pret."

Here's one example. It's now the common wisdom that somehow Trump and Russia colluded to win the election for Trump. When media outlets don't say so directly, they begin with it as a given assumption. Mention "Russian hacking" and it will be a story indicting Trump. Yet there's no evidence a) That whatever the Russians did -- and it's beginning to look like a dead Democrat staffer may have been to blame -- it had any effect. As you guys repeated for months, Hillary won the popular vote. b) That Trump had anything to do with any of that.

Trump compounds his problems by being touchy, defensive, and wanting to lash out when he's attacked. His problems are also exacerbated by the fact that he's an amateur politician without the connections he needs to be effective, that he demeaned the Republican establishment so much during the campaign that they block his efforts and attack him as much as Democrats do, and that his administration is full of bureaucrats, mostly Democrat toadies, who undermine him from within. (See Yates.)

Of course some of the things Trump's accused of could be, if true, disastrous. But the accusations are more and more based on little or nothing -- making it more difficult for a rational person to know the truth.






Anonymous said...

All those politicians whining and crying are such p@$$y's.

Trump should have drained the swamp 1st thing!

Anonymous said...

The "American Sniper" widow doing commercials for a DFW Ford dealership as an on-screen graphic references her dead husband says a lot about her.


Pray tell.....what does it say about her?

Anonymous said...

Most of your list is unproven hear say that has made the news which proves the point of how unproven news shapes the views of people. There used to be a time in this country that you had to have proof before it was released but not anymore it's whatever will draw the most viewers.

Anonymous said...

RTG looks like the girl Joe Dirt picked up at the carnival.

DF Dirty Joe

Anonymous said...

Trump has a preternatural ability to prevail over the unholy Left.

Anonymous said...

I havent seen where the smarmy little know-it-all WordKyle has figured out how Jonathan Stickland brings home any income.
Being a state representative only pays $3200 per year (hence the out dated term - citizen legislature). Seriously, how does he support his family? This "oil/gas consultant" who only works three weeks out of the year and has only one client. A high school dropout, turned exterminator, turned state representative makes enough money in 3 weeks to support a household and his tea bagging hobbies.

If you don't think it is important to know who is supporting some state legislators, let me ax you a question...what keeps an employer from being a special interest that an employee, who happens to be a state rep, may be indebted to?

DFW Right Wing Watch

Anonymous said...

Skippy, Did your head spin when Slick Willy met with Loretta Lynch on her private jet while there was an ongoing investigation of Hitlary? Where was the outcry of obstruction of justice then? And how about when Obammy made the statement that Hitlary had not done anything wrong while the investigation was going on? You liberal weenie snowflakes make me puke.

Harry Hamid said...

Legal analysis of song lyrics is a dangerous game. I was teaching a family law CLE years ago and went off on a very long tangent about Kanye West's "Golddigger" ("She's got you for 18 years / 18 years / and on the 18th birthday he found out it wasn't his!").

10 years later, I was talking to an attorney who said, "You're the guy who lost his temper over the Kanye lyrics, right?"

I stay away from those things now.

Anonymous said...

I remember having conversations with friends at the tail end of the Clinton years, that what this country needed was a succession of one term presidents. Those who didn't care about reelection and who would make the unpopular decisions.

The Republicans and the Democrats are in bed together and have been since forever. There is no real difference between the two, except for guns and trannies (that's how they distract us)

About the archaic JP law you referenced, I know in the Army, no one dies on a medevac. The docs are the ones who pronounce someone as deceased. I would imagine there are a lot of first responders who appreciate that it's not up to them to officially make that call.

What do you suppose it says about the Mrs. Kyle, that she has bills to pay like the rest of us?

Anonymous said...

Fictional prison songs aren't necessarily popular. The inability of someone to reconcile how a person could commit a crime in one state but be in prison in another state is what fascinated a few people.

wordkyle said...

1148 - I don't know why you're trying to target me, unless you're embarrassed that I easily found the answers to questions you pretended were deep, dark mysteries. I've already said I don't care anything about the guys you mentioned. Apparently with a bit of effort you were able to find a partial answer to your own question...after I pointed the way. There may be a conspiracy of some sort, but so far you haven't made a very good case.

P.S. I'm not a know-it-all, but I do know how to use Google and Wikipedia.

P.P.S. You misused the word "smarmy." I don't think it means what you think it means.

Anonymous said...

I think I would like to share a malt liquor with that RTG. Appears to be mighty fine lady of varied life experiences.

DF Lower Standards in my Older Years

Anonymous said...

Has the RTG considered working under a Justice of the Peace, so to speak?

DF A Certain Tarrant County JP Asking for a Friend

Anonymous said...

So the SUV inexplicably crossed the median and killed a person? I've been racking my brain all day trying to imagine something which could cause such a horrible accident. I just can't think what it might be, though. So, if any of you have an idea about this, feel free to text me about it on your way home from work.

Anonymous said...

Your clue that Comey was an idiot is when he allowed Hillary to go uncharged with 11 felonies. But all liberal idiots are worried about Trump saying something while Hillary provided the world with hard copies of classified documents. Truly you don't have a clue about anything Trump supposedly said just like the media has no clue.

Anonymous said...

@12:28

Skippy will deflect that little incident by noting that Bill was not a sitting president. I disagree with Skippy. That was the epitome of shady. Skippy was remarkably quiet about Comey/Hillary. I wonder why.

Anonymous said...

2:33

How about focusing on something you are really good at, like completing a manuscript?

Your words, not mine.

Anonymous said...

Where can I place my bet on the President?
I bet he's president for 4 more years . Looking for odds on the next election too

If they had anything other than speculation it would be already out and No more news

Anonymous said...

And the fact is your laundry list of Trump's supposed atrocities pales in comparison to all Obama and his anti-American cronies did during his 1st few months in office.

Anonymous said...

Keep drinking that kool-aid, CD.

Anonymous said...

Wordkyle, you are not only ridiculous, but disgusting. You said, "it's beginning to look like a dead Democrat staffer may have been to blame" - how exactly is it beginning to look like that? Because Fox News, Breitbart, and Drudge made up a story about a private investigator who offered no evidence and who quickly disavowed their story? A man was killed, and with NO evidence you have the nerve to blame him for hacking or releasing information that he had no access to? Have you no shame? Apparently you don't actually know how to use Google or Wikipedia because the debunking of this story is all over the place. His name is Seth Rich, he has a family, and you have nothing but a blind devotion to your right wing talking point sites.

Anonymous said...

In other words WordKyle, you can't find it.
Quit being a douche and admit your shortcomings...Google Expert

Shane Hardin said...

Smarmy - ingratiating and wheedling in a way that is perceived as insincere or excessive.

Standing by it...Know-It-All

DFW Right Wing Watch

Anonymous said...

RTG is a swinger. Freaks like us can pick each other out in a crowd.

wordkyle said...

1017 - Great copy-and-paste definition. Now all you need to do is be able to define "ingratiating" and "wheedling." "Smarmy" was still used wrong.

1014 - Find what?

948 - Okay. The private investigator the family of the victim hired said evidence existed that proved Rich had been in contact with Wikileaks before his death. Fox News (yep) reported that the information was corroborated by an anonymous federal investigator. Finally, in August of last year Wikileaks offered a $20,000 reward for "information leading to conviction for the murder of DNC staffer Seth Rich" so it seems there was some connection. Based on those things I threw in that phrase.

Despite the above, my point might be incorrect. If so, okay, it was wrong. It was tangential to my main point anyway.