The Campaign For DA

6.21.2017

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts

  • Someone mentioned they were building a new Love's across from Devon on 380 in Bridgeport and how it might impact traffic.  Considering that the speed of construction indicates it is being built by one guy with a hammer and a hand saw, we might not have to worry about it for five years.  
  • A faithful reader recommended this book about a Denton officer. I remember that case and could have sworn I wrote about it. (As always, I can't find where I did.)
  • If you haven't seen the video, you need to: The cop who was found not guilty of manslaughter in Minnesota is shown firing seven times into a car at point blank range. He simply freaked out. 
  • Jerry Jones just met the Pope. I hope the cameras were rolling. (The NFL has his reaction, but he didn't say anything crazy.)
  • UPDATE!
  • "Prosecutors seek to revoke ‘affluenza’ mom’s bond after alleged alcohol violation." That whole process is silly. She'll get arrested and a new and higher bond will be set. She'll go back to her bondsman (who no longer has any liability on the old bond and who is out no money) who will cut her a deal on the new bond and we're back to where we started. 
  • It's amazing how time (and just casually following the news) shapes memories. Yesterday on The Ticket they were talking about the "affluenza" mom. They said her son received probation for the intoxication manslaughter case that killed four people because the "judge said the kid was from such a privileged lifestyle that he didn't know right from wrong." First, the judge was a she and not a he. Secondly, the judge never said such a thing. All of that came from a defense witness.
  • Hey, I'm proud of the Decatur pitcher who signed with the University of Texas (although I would have preferred a school 100 miles north.) But every report I've read said he had already "signed" with Howard College. I thought Letters of Intent were binding -- at least for one year. When Baylor's scandal broke, Baylor had to "release" signees for their letters of intent in order for them to go elsewhere. How does this work?
  • The Republicans held onto that Georgia congressional seat they've held for forty years.
  • Legal nerd humor: I love this first sentence in an opinion just released by the D.C. federal circuit court: 
  • It's the longest day of the year. Sunrise: 6:21. Sunset: 8:42. Texas legal trivia: Vehicle headlights are required to be on during the "nighttime" which is defined as a period 30 minutes after sunset until 30 minutes before sunrise. 
  • Someone, in light of the exoneration of the couple in Austin, brought up the Satanic Cult frenzy that swept Texas two or three decades ago. I remember that  - all sorts of rumors of animals being sacrificed. I tried to find something online about it but could only find Bridgeport ISD's current dress code.
  • I'm trying to decide what I care about less: The NBA draft or Tropical Storm Cindy. Both will have no impact on Dallas.


33 comments:

Upstairs said...

I have never paid any attention to the NBA draft but I am curious about what happens to Jarrett Allen. He is entering the draft after one year with the losing UT Longhorns yet is expected to go in the top 20. The complaint about him is that he still needs to beef up. Why not stay in college another year and address that issue?

Anonymous said...

RTG- Cue Lee Greenwood

Anonymous said...

That BISD Dress Code would appear to be unconstitutional.

Anonymous said...

Howard College is a junior college , so I guess that's why the kid can sign with t.u.

Anonymous said...

As an interesting 'FYI", I believe the Denton officer (who is the subject of the Ladykiller book in your bullet point) spent a part of his youth living in Decatur. I think his father may have worked at the old glass factory in Decatur, and the officer in question was probably about 10 or 11 when his family moved to Denton. Good family, otherwise.

Anonymous said...

BG, I suggest you speak more about the Senate healthcare efforts. Healthcare is approximately 1/6 of the nation's economy and will directly affect many Wise County residents. Whichever way your readers feel, the fact is healthcare is a very important issue, and your blog would do well to be a forum for that discussion.

The bill is currently being written behind closed doors and much of the Senate (Republicans included) are not aware of its contents. Democrats are currently being obstructionists in an effort to make the writing process public. McConnell apparently plans to release the bill and give 10 hours for the Senate to read and discuss it before asking for a vote.

Love the blog. Keep up the good work.

Anonymous said...

9:28 - Pelosi says that you have to pass a bill before you can see what's in it.

Anonymous said...

9:03 - Where did you see the dress code?

Anonymous said...

Local radio guy Mark Davis is a political genius. Skippy is not.

Go Republicans!

The Real Hardy-Har Man

Triple Fake... said...

"Your Honor, the appellants in this civil-forfeiture case will provide character witnesses attesting that the defendant - this pile of cash - comes from a solid printing series, and has contributed itself in the community and church. The defense does concede that the defendant experienced a regrettable indiscretion with cocaine in its rolled-up yute."
"What is a yute, Mr. Gambini?"
"Oh, excuse me, your Honor...yoooth!"

(disclaimer: not actual dialog from the movie)
No yutes were harmed in the making of this comment

Anonymous said...

$$$

Anonymous said...

The Republicans held onto that Georgia congressional seat they've held for forty years.

Laughing my Ossoff!!!

Harry Hamid said...

If the Republicans aren't careful, they might just go on narrowly winning seats in the House for the foreseeable future.

Anonymous said...

Skippy, I still haven't heard anything about Trump launching nukes into North Korea. Did I miss something? You would have thought that's all the MSM would be talking about.

Anonymous said...

Loves will add more meth, hookers, and transients to Bridgeport; just like it did to Rhome

Anonymous said...

SO NOW YOU'RE AN EXPERT IN CONSTRUCTION? TELL US ABOUT THE PVC SOFTBALL CATCHING DEVICE AND THE RESULTING BROKEN WINDOW THAT YOU WERE UNABLE TO REPLACE

TF PAUL PRIESTLY

Anonymous said...

Skippy, I didn't know Paul's Valley Oklahoma had a university, much less a baseball team.

Anonymous said...

Stay woke!!

Anonymous said...

10:46

The meth, hookers and transients were already in Rhome before the Love's was built.

Anonymous said...

Resist we much!!!

Anonymous said...

The guy in Minnesota shot by the cop at point blank range is another victim of inability to follow commands!!!! "Don't reach for your gun".

Anonymous said...

I've noticed a few trends and most of them could serve to protect The Great Commander.
Very little about WHY or how a destroyer can be T-boned by a massive container ship
What about all those soldiers killed in Afghanistan by Talibs dressed as soldiers
NK rhetoric muffled

Something is amiss and I think it has to do with MSM not wanting to drag out any news that involves our military being senselessly slaughtered. Every other topic gets all kinds of covfefe
We've got a support the troops at all cost mentality and that is not right. All loss of life needs to be taken seriously and folks need to be held accountable to the level that Hillary got over Benghazi

Anonymous said...

Au contraire. Monsieur Green. I am coming for you.

DF Hurricane Cindy
df do I turn left or right on the 610 Loop?

Anonymous said...

The guy in Minnesota shot by the cop at point blank range is another victim of inability to follow commands!!!! "Don't reach for your gun". - 12:31 PM

He was reaching for his license. Cop panicked. The cop's partner on the other side with a clear view never reached for his weapon. He didn't panic. It was just sheer luck the kid in the back seat didn't catch a round.

HarveyLee said...

This is Cindy: " Hey Delkus. do I follow the American or the European computer model?"

Anonymous said...

If a guy panics in a situation like that, he doesn't need to carry a weapon under the authority of a government-issued peace officer commission. The gentleman just doesn't have the temperament for the job. Even in high tension - high risk scenarios, it is never shoot first and ask questions later. Never.

DF Detective Sergeant Joe Friday

Anonymous said...

The Satanic Cult Craze was an insane time. Ultra-conservative churches were sure that the Devil was around every corner and that teenagers were being lured by his evil temptations in mass numbers. Remember the big East Texas investigation down around Tyler of a supposed cult that was stealing babies left and right and using them for sacrifice? They even checked out some law enforcement officers as possible cult members. Never found any actual cases, but that didn't stop fundamentalist preachers from huffing and puffing that Satan was in East Texas. Proved the old adage of never letting actual facts get in the way of supposed truth (as you perceive it).

DF Rev. Jimmy Swaggart

Anonymous said...

Be back in a bit ,headed to Loves in Rhome as i speak !!

Anonymous said...

Why even have a bondsman ? They have nothing but paper and stand to lose nothing !!

Anonymous said...

Why should the Republicans make anything public ? The current one wass written in Sweden I think and no one read all of it ?

Anonymous said...

I hope the new Loves will have workers with teeth unlike many other Bridgeport businesses !!

Anonymous said...

Quite a forehead.

Why Guy said...

Fivehead!