The Campaign For DA

6.16.2017

Random Friday Morning Thoughts


  • A former spokesman for TDC who witnessed 219 executions has died. Texas Monthly profiled him a couple of years back. Edit: The magazine profiled his successor who has witnessed 278 executions. 
  • And Another (New York):
  • Channel 8 had a story last night on how to "find" those $39 flights on Southwest Airlines. As proven by the station's twitter feed this morning, that was an ad disguised as a news story.
  • The oddest thing about the Congressional baseball game is that it is not a Congressional softball game. 
  • Last night Texas rep. Roger Williams still had his hospital wrist band on. (h/t Bud Kennedy) Williams wasn't shot but suffered a minor ankle injury which doesn't even require the use of crutches. What's the old saying? Never let a crisis go to waste. 
  • Earlier in the week, two prisoners being transported killed two guards in Georgia and escaped. They were captured last night in Tennessee. The mistake of the guy on the right is hanging out with the guy on the left. Mr. Right could blend in. Mr. Left might as well have an "Escaped Convict" sign on his chest.
  • Edit: That must be an old picture. Mr. Right looked a little different yesterday.

  • That would leave the University of Texas in a bind (at least as for as Hook 'Em merchandise is concerned) if Simmons can pull it off: 
  • Uh, (1) There were actual witch hunts in America, and (2) your supporters literally yelled "Burn the witch" during your campaign.
  • Reginald Kimbro, accused of murdering the lady near TCU and the lady in Plano, is now accused of a sexual assault in South Padre Island in 2014. The TCU gal's family took a shot at the DA's office: 
  • I've had three people tell me they have or will submit applications to Austin to replace Judge Fostel. I've heard a rumor of one more, but I haven't confirmed it yet. 

38 comments:

Anonymous said...

Doesn't matter if it is Gene Simmons or UT sissies, that is still the Devil's Gang Sign.

DF AC/DC

Anonymous said...

Barry is finally openly quoting Alinsky..

Anonymous said...

Talking about efforts to garner sympathy: Do you remember the Texas state legislator many years back who sent himself threatening letters. Wanted to show that bad people didn't want him doing the Lord's Work in Austin. Then he had his legislative staffer shoot him in the shoulder and reported some baddie shot him. It all unraveled after the false report. What a doofus.

DF Longtime Memory of Stupid Elected Officials

Anonymous said...

Haha see how much better guys look without a beard?..LOL

Anonymous said...

Crazy eyes on this one. Beware of the crazy eyes.

DF And Another Liberally Lean Archive Librarian

Anonymous said...

Never understood the appeal of lots of tattoos. Oh well, if you can't beat them, join them I guess.

DF Inked Dolly Parton

Andy Stevenson said...

The TDC person who passed was a her not a him.

Anonymous said...

Why can't they have an election to replace Fostel?

Anonymous said...

Andy, If you read the article that is in the link it is a him and his name is Larry Fitzgerald. There may have also been a her that died but the one that Barry was talking about is definitely a man.

Anonymous said...

Law requires district level vacancies to be filled by governor. They will have to immediately file for election before the end of this year, and run for election next year (as well as any others who want to run for it who aren't appointed).

Anonymous said...

Never let a crisis go to waste.


....but Liberal Democrates only use that.

Anonymous said...

Hopefully they didn't use too many LEO's to capture the killer escape convicts. The public doesn't need protected.

Anonymous said...

I guess judging is a pretty good gig!

Anonymous said...

You are a little butt hurt that TCU got some exposure.

Triple Fake... said...

What he said was "greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history", not the greatest witch hunt in American history. Joe McCarthy's victims might have a credible argument over what he actually did say, but you don't, certainly not in the manner you're presenting it.
The witch in this scenario, like the ones in McCarthyism, is figurative, not literally a witch!

Quoting your sources is a good journalistic practice (I'm using the term "journalistic" ve-e-ery loosely here!), but mentioning Bud Kennedy's name isn't. He, and you, seem to be fixated on very trivial items in relation to what happened in D.C. the other day. Pointing out that Barton returned to the Capitol in his uniform was the other thing you mentioned that's just petty.
For all you know, Williams may have decided to continue wearing the wrist band in honor of his pal Scalise until the guy pulls through.

Anonymous said...

Not sure there are enough women in Congress to field two teams.

Anonymous said...

Jesus Wordkyle thinks McCarthy's targets "might" have a decent argument that they went through worse?

I mean, they were just put on trial, some in jail, blackballed from jobs, and spent years under investigation, that's all. Trump has a couple of people looking into his campaign, which has expanded to him personally solely because of his own actions, and Wordkyle equivocates.

Anonymous said...

AHHHHHAHAHA

I hate wordily so much I attributed TF's stupidity to him.

Sorry Wordkyle!

Anonymous said...

Unholy Leftist.

Anonymous said...

Amazon just bought Whole Foods for $14B. Walmart and Kroger stock tumbling.

DF Gordon Gekko

Anonymous said...

From the ongoing TC DA rumor mill ---- rumored that two felony chiefs are about to resign. A colleague of mine just showed one of them an available office last week and supposedly the prosecutor is going to take him up on it. Thats two more experienced leaving. Sharen Wilsons ruination of that office remains ongoing.

wordkyle said...

"hate"? That seems weird.

Anonymous said...

Stay woke!

NoseALot said...

RTGs: Gang molls?

Anonymous said...

we are just glad there are no unholy rightists.

Anonymous said...

(h/t Bud Kennedy)

Someone analyzed 3 of Bud Kennedy's columns to see what grade and/or age level he writes at. Turns out that Dud writes at a 5th grade or 10 year old level. 1 column was 4th grade, 1 was 5th and another was 6th grade. Poor ol' Dud.

Anonymous said...

Let's build a bridge out of Donald Trump to see if he truly is a witch.

DF Michael Palin

Anonymous said...

TC DA rumor mill....good!! Please quit. Get someone in there that wants to work. Keep up the good work Sharen. Get rid of the dead wood

Anonymous said...

12:35
I believe they write at that level so the readers can understand. If the level is too high, people will not read because it would require thinking. Perhaps people would also have to have a dictionary to constantly be looking up the big words.

DF Thesaurus

Harry Hamid said...

9:11: Larry Fitzgerald was a "her"?

I knew Larry during college and I think that would have come as a great shock to him.

Anonymous said...

RTG's remind me of when Gene Wilder arrived at his grandfathers castle, knocked on the door and said "What Knockers!"

DF Igor

Anonymous said...

Anybody that had a gunman open fire on them and had to jump into a dugout and had to watch his colleagues laying shot out on the field, and had to wonder if at any moment someone was going to appear above the dugout and kill him gets a pass for talking about it. He doesn't have to be shot to earn a pat on the back and an "are you OK" from anybody.

Anonymous said...

The "hook em" symbol has been used for a long, long time before Simmons. For example, for centuries it has meant, in certain parts of Europe, that your wife is cheating.

Anonymous said...


3:39---- that may be true but did anybody trademark it?

Anonymous said...

Decatur FBC will passing out pamphlets at the next KISS concert if Gene wins.

Anonymous said...

"Get someone in there that wants to work"

Well let us see ---- she has brought in a friend who is not a lawyer and made her some kind of "outreach" coordinator who advises her on attorney promotions and also brought in a bottom-of-the-barrel defense attorney and has him appearing with her at functions and calling the shots on officer shooting cases. Great hires, bunch of do-nothing cronies.
She has hired a guy who had his law license suspended due to his incompetence, her employees hate her, her friends she has brought in make fun of her behind her back. Come to dockets with me and hear her chiefs run her down as I go from court to court. She is a miserable person.

Anonymous said...

3:39 I had forgotten about that ! In Germany and a woman walked in and someone did that it meant she would !

Anonymous said...

That dark haired girl needs to stand on a box if she wants to rub boobs with that blonde.