The Campaign For DA

6.20.2017

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts



  • One thing I love about the Supreme Court is how much they have always honored (mostly) the Free Speech clause of the First Amendment. They did so again yesterday when they killed a statute that made it illegal for any registered sex offender to access the social media. (The weirdest part was the concurrence that took a major dig at the majority opinion because it, among other things, said "the Cyber Age is a revolution of historic proportions . . . . ")
  • And they followed that up with knocking down the law that allowed trademarks to be denied by the government because they were offensive. (I wrote a few months back about how there was no way denying a request for a trademark of an Asian band wishing to be named "The Slants" was constitutional.) 
  • Who is in charge of the stop light on Highway 380 at Pleasant View Road (where Devon's offices are)? The City of Bridgeport or TxDot?  It backs up traffic on 380 for over a minute when there isn't a car in sight trying to get on to 380.
  • Condescending Pete! 
  • The Rangers' game, without a rain delay and without extra innings, took 3:48 to complete last night. No way I'm investing my time in that in person or even on TV.
  • There was incredibly horrible reporting by all local news outlets last night regarding the recent DWI arrest of (the pretty hot) Rep. Victoria Neave. They got a hold of a document showing the charge was DWI >= 0.15" so they all reported that her blood alcohol concentration was "almost twice the legal limit"  In DWI cases in Texas, if your BAC is 0.15 or more the case is a Class A misdemeanor instead of a Class B misdemeanor. All we know is that law enforcement is claiming her BAC was at least 0.15 not that it was 0.15.  Fox 4 got it wrong. The Morning News got it wrong. WFAA got it wrong. The Ticket got it wrong. Notably, the Dallas Observer got it dead right
  • So why is the Senate writing a repeal and replace bill of Obamacare in secrecy? Ted Cruz gives an explanation that is shocking:
  • The death yesterday of Otto Warmbier, who was recently released by North Korea after being held for months for removing a propaganda flyer in his hotel, is beyond disturbing. He had been released only to be found in a comatose state. But I'm scared that Trump is going to sit around and get mad and then start launching nukes in a fit of rage. 
  • A Decatur High pitcher signing with tiny Howard College and then getting an offer from the University of Texas seems unusual. 
  • The Austin lawyer who calls himself the "DWI Dude" "DWI King" missed his contempt of court hearing yesterday. (I've heard he has family ties -- by marriage -- to Wise County.)
  • And students at TCU need him
  • Carrie Fisher had  Prozac, Oxycodone, heroin, cocaine and ecstasy in her system at the time of her death. Some have complained about the autopsy results being made public. The reason is simple: The autopsy was paid for with tax dollars. 
  • The graphic below is the beginning of an article from Texas Monthly in 1994. After 21 years in prison, this morning the DA in Austin dismissed the case and declared them "actually innocent." 
  • There's a big runoff race in Georgia today for an open House seat. Local radio guy Mark Davis says the Republicans will win. 
    They guy has never understood hash tags. 
  • Sean Spicer is expected to no longer hold White House press briefings, and they are looking for a replacement. He was horrible at that job. And, disturbingly, there's a move to disallow video or audio of the press briefings or gaggles. 

51 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hope you aren't saying you want to take the stop sign down at a crossroad for 380...because nobody would even look before they speed out in front of you.

wordkyle said...

" But I'm scared that Trump is going to sit around and get mad and then start launching nukes in a fit of rage." - Do you really think that? Or are you just engaging in hyperbole to express your general disapproval? I've gotta tell you, counselor, neither one of those speaks particularly well of you.

Anonymous said...

Howard College is known for pretty good baseball teams. What's unusual about a kid getting an offer to play junior college ball and also an offer to play at a 4 year school?

Anonymous said...

Stop LIGHT, not SIGN, 8:38am. That light is ridiculous. Should be always green for 380 traffic, until triggered otherwise by a car at the crossing street. It's even a T intersection, right? That makes it even worse, if it is.

Anonymous said...

"Some have complained about the autopsy results being made public. The reason is simple: The autopsy was paid for with tax dollars."

That may be the 'reason,' but that is hardly real justification... in much the same way that legality has not bearing on if something is morally right or wrong. There are plenty of things that are paid for with Tax dollars (and not of national security interest) that are not published or made publicly accessible.

Anonymous said...

Nobody can be good as a press secretary under Trump because the press is so blatantly antagonistic. I loved how combative Spicer was. The press needs to be put in their place. They gave Obama a complete 8 year pass so the way I see it they have zero credibility and what goes on in this administration is none of their f'ng business!

Triple Fake... said...

I've been wondering about the stop light at Devon for a few weeks now, too. It cycles through as if there's traffic in all directions, when there is no traffic from the south at the construction entrance to the new Love's location, and very little from the north. So vehicles pile up about ten deep going east/west. In the mornings, you might have a dozen rock trucks clogging both eastbound lanes. It needs to be programmed off of traffic, like the one at the WCSO intersection.
To quote a certain poster on here: Hey, TXDoT...stay woke!

Anonymous said...

Not everyone in the White House is a dummy. They know that no video/audio at WH Press Briefings means no concrete proof of whatever "alternative facts" they tried to peddle that day. Plausible deniability, plain and simple.

Anonymous said...

Adam Reposa is not the DWI Dude

Anonymous said...

"There's a big runoff race in Georgia today for an open House seat. Local radio guy Mark Davis says the Republicans will win."

I can't wait for pajama boy to lose that race after all the millions of dollars that the Hollywood liberal weenie cornflakes gave to his campaign.!!

Anonymous said...

Stay woke!!

Anonymous said...

Trump is without a doubt an emotional decision maker and therefore a terrifyingly unpredictable POTUS. I stand by BG's comment be it either true belief or "hyperbole". I have no faith that Trump can decide what's right for the country as a whole and all faith that he will do what's best for his ego and Trump Inc. Your ability to turn a blind eye to it tells us all we need to know about your patriotism. Keep drinking the kool aid Kyle, the swim after the ship sinks will be exhausting and you'll need your strength. We can only hope Trump doesn't try to take the world down with him, which he will if given the chance. If we're lucky, he leaves (quickly) in full denial of all charges and starts up Keeping Up With the Trumps sooner than planned. If real lucky, he does time and runs his show from behind bars. Lock him up!

Anonymous said...

FAKE NEWS ALERT!!!!!! Adam Reposa is not the DWI dude. Quit being a gossiping old nag BG. Making up lies to get more readers is as low as it gets

Anonymous said...

I live in Atlanta. The commercials for the runoff election are an absolute beating. We just want the thing over with. More was spent on that election by people outside of the state than in the state.

Both sides went over the top bashing each other.

Anonymous said...

The graphic below is the beginning of an article from Texas Monthly in 1994. After 21 years in prison, this morning the DA in Austin dismissed the case and declared them "actually innocent."

Maybe the parents need to stay in prison for as long as the Keller's did.

Anonymous said...

Resist we much!

Anonymous said...

"A Decatur High pitcher signing with tiny Howard College and then getting an offer from the University of Texas seems unusual."

Not really. I assume that the Decatur pitcher took one of the spots opened up by the 11 players taken in the MLB draft last week, 4 of which were signees that just graduated high school.

Anonymous said...

Can you imagine if the legislature ends up convening and passing said law on Christmas Eve, when the entire nation is preoccupied?
Now that would be spneaky- glad that could never happen.

Not Sam

Anonymous said...

"Condescending Pete!"

We miss Skippy Finfrock.

Why Guy said...

Fleas?

Anonymous said...

10:48, Does your TV or radio have an on/off switch?

Anonymous said...

Sean Spicer's job is open? This is the moment I've been waiting for!

DF Baghdad Bob

Anonymous said...

I hope those are ticks on that girl cause if they're moles, that's just gross

Anonymous said...

QUICK QUESTION FOR THE SPORTS GENIUS:
IS THE NCAA DOING AWAY WITH HALF OF THEIR SPORTS?... GENDERS DON'T PLAY SPORTS, ATHLETES DO... AM I TO ASSUME NO MORE MEN'S AND WOMEN'S BASKETBALL, JUST BASKETBALL?

TF MALE COLLEGE BASEBALL BENCHWARMER READY TO KILL AT SOFTBALL

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

Re: Decatur pitcher; threw two no-hitters in the playoffs after he was offered by Howard. He made headlines, UT noticed, and now he is Longhorn. Pretty straightforward.

Re: Light by Devon; it is already bad there with Rock Haulers taking up both lanes and racing down 380 until Big Sandy bridge. Racing being defined as driving 40 mph until they get enough speed running down the hill to Big Sandy. It is bad now and it is NOTHING compared to how borked 380 will be once the truck stop opens there.

Re: Innocent "Satanists"; I was a child/teen during the Satanic Worship Paranoia scare in the 70s/80s. It was a ridiculous time of rumors of baby sacrifice, Chick Tracts, backward-masking, and finding witches behind every label, ad, movie, etc. Just one of several reasons I have a hard opinion of the Religious Right. Great link...

http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Satanic_Panic

wordkyle said...

"...without a doubt..." - The signal that you're about to hear an opinion based on desire rather than information. You guys have built caricatures in your own heads, and now you're confident that they must be real, because you made them yourself.

Anonymous said...

The Left will win in the end. It's the default position of fools.

Anonymous said...

If you think the 380 light is bad now wait til the loves opens and you have more truck traffic leaving loves going east uphill. It will be terrible.

Anonymous said...

The top 3 reasons that I come read this blog each day.

3. To read the latest goofball commentary by the goofball liberal moderator.

2. To read WordKyle's comments that are absolutely miles above the comments from the libtard's that take him on. Not even close.

1. To read the 50-something, couch potato, 4-eyed, Viagra munching, imbeciles, that complain about some minuscule body flaw of the daily RTG!!

Why would you ever miss a day??

Anonymous said...

And students at TCU need him.

Former TCU students now in the media showed them the way. I won't mention any names. I could, though.

And just last year TCU was rated the frattiest university in Texas and the fourth frattiest in the nation. The nation no less! Sad!

Anonymous said...

"The Rangers' game, without a rain delay and without extra innings, took 3:48 to complete last night. No way I'm investing my time in that in person or even on TV."

If all the Rangers were Republicans, a liberal weenie cornflake with a gun would have ended the game a lot earlier.

Anonymous said...

1:22 Same here!

Anonymous said...

Hey 1:22-----

I'm 50 something and I never munch Viagra when I'm doing your wife. I thought she would have told you that already

Anonymous said...

Today's Dunce Cap goes to 1:22.

Wear it proudly....in the corner....buh bye.

Anonymous said...

The main stream media (MSM) won’t report it but In the month of June the DOW reached either a new high, its second highest close or its third highest close ever in all days but one. The Dow reached 21,528 on Monday.

Seven of the 13 days the market was open in June so far have resulted in new highs!


Skippy, are you proud to be part of the MSM? You sure were proud to be part of it when Obammy was in charge.

Anonymous said...

1:22

You are Right.

Anonymous said...

8:50

A contrary opinion...I have the exact same thoughts as the blog host.

Anonymous said...

RE: RTG

I printed a copy of today's RTG. I took a "magic marker" and connected the dots.

It turned into a perfect image of Cher's rearend.

Anonymous said...

10:22....You are hoping Trump does time so by extension, you want to see him harm the country so we will have a reason for conviction? And you question other's patriotism? While Trump is hard for me to stomach, I do prefer him to Hillary. Had Hillary been elected, I would have crossed my fingers and hoped I was wrong about her. I did the same with President Obama and watched him wreck the healthcare system and cower before everyone with a compliment or a buck to throw his way. Your comment reeks of fear, hatred and jealousy. I sure wouldn't want to wake up in your world every day.

Anonymous said...

Good one!

Anonymous said...

Condescending Pete?

Reread your commentary on DWI >.15 reporting. Takes one to know one. I think you may have suppressed man feelings for Delkus.

Out Rage

The Curiosity Guy said...


So the Saudis hate the Iranians? Do they just make their own rugs, then?

We hate the Russians. Should we just make our own borscht?

Do they have Walmart in China? Do they sell cheap American crap there?

If they dug a lot of canals in Venezuela could they change the name to Venice Abuela?

How much global warming could we prevent if we quit drinking carbonated beverages?

Do wetbacks turn into snowshoes if they make it to Canada?

Is that RTG Larry the Cable Guy's sister?

Anonymous said...

Now that there is funny, I don't care who you are

Fake Larry

Anonymous said...

The tweets alone removed all doubt for me. I guess you still believe POTUS is not a demented fool in way over his head. Your opinion, not mine.

Anonymous said...

I believe you misunderstood

My only use of the word hope was to say I hope he does NOT does something terrible. The opposite of your interpretation. This is the problem people can read but can't comprehend.

I never once mentioned H or my affiliations. Who reeks now? Certainly that is the root of your claim of jealousy, unfounded. Why would I be jealous that a bunch of fools elected an idiot? I'm pissed but not jealous

I believe he's already going to get charged based on past actions. He may even dig his Hoke deeper. Do I hate these facts? Sure, it's a national embarrassment. I truly HOPE he resigns with some dignity under a pardonable offense... out of pity.

The topic here is the man in charge of the button is clearly not in charge of his own faculties. That's something for everyone in the world to rightfully fear.

Anonymous said...

College drinking stats can be so whacked. You can have a college at which on-campus arrests are crazy low because all the drinking and arrests happen off campus on a popular street in town where the kids go; as opposed to the same amount of drinking happening in the dorm or the Greek houses. You can have a college that takes a different approach to making arrests versus other forms of remedy to a bad situation. Sorry, but TCU kids don't have TEN TIMES the drinking problem that all other universities in Texas have.

wordkyle said...

"clearly" = "without a doubt"

Anonymous said...

6:09

Wanna bet?

Anonymous said...

RIP tc criminal defense attorney Steven King. He was also a former tc prosecutor.

Anonymous said...

6:09/10:22.....

If real lucky, he does time and runs his show from behind bars. Lock him up!

This is where I said you are hoping. I did not take your statement out of context nor did I misunderstand. My comprehension is fine and I think it is very clear what you want the endgame to be, you just don't have the integrity to admit it nor the conviction to stand behind your words.

Anonymous said...

@3:37

You can't get your own wife to give you a handy so there's no way in Hell you're doing anyone else's wife.