The Campaign For DA

7.20.2017

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts


  • Kids, no way. Firefighters? That bugs me, too. But I can't come up with a reason to ban them from public medians. (Assuming they aren't in the actual "middle" of an intersection.)
  • Wise County felony court numbers (the red dots) over last 18 months. (Those are official State stats, but I have my doubts. For example, that fourth "0" in the last column belongs to Williamson County with a population of a half a million. Nevertheless, those Wise County numbers seem about right.): 
  • The report also lists Wise County's 2015 population as 62,953 which also seems correct.
  • Flashback: MTV News reports on the Texxas Jam at the Cotton Bowl.  
  • Did you see the fight in New York City where one guy pulls out a machete? How about the guy shooting out the tires of an ATT truck for parking in front of his house? How about the plane landing on a Long Island highway before he got to a bridge?
  • The goofiest Texas politician managed to pose for a goofy photo last night: 
  • The City of Dallas now has a female and African American police chief, and Dallas County has a female and African American D.A. as well as a Hispanic, female, and openly gay Sheriff. 
  • And another (Georgia)
  • Trump news: (1) Everyone will be reminded today what he said about war hero John McCain (2) For some reason Trump gave a rambling, and at times incomprehensible , interview to the New York Times, (3) He remarkably said that he wouldn't have hired AG Sessions if he knew he would recuse himself and hire a special counsel for the Russia Investigation, (3A) He thinks a 21 year old can get health insurance for $12 a year, (4) The Senate Judiciary Committee wants Donald Trump Jr. and Paul Manafort to testify before them next week, and (5) They want Jr. to bring a ton of documents and items including those related to the Ritz Carlton Moscow Hotel. Oh, my.
  • Prosper ISD is going to build a $48 million football stadium? Prosper!?
  • Jason Garrett is tone deaf.
  • So the Dallas police have suspended the investigation into Zeke. Serious question: When is the last time you ever heard of a police agency suspending an investigation? I've heard of suspending a search but never an investigation.  It's normally, "We will continue to pursue every lead."
  • You boys have a right to be angry:
  • Why do cops steal so many traffic signs?
  • There's a lot of freaking out about HBO announcing a series where slavery still exists in the South and America is headed to a civil war. Heck, has no one has seen Man In The High Castle? It's about America losing World War II -- Germany controls the east coast and Japan controls the west coast. 
  • It's "Dollar Day" at the Dallas Zoo. Who knew a heat stroke could be so cheap?

40 comments:

Anonymous said...

If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. The average savings will be $2,000 per year. Obamacare will save one trillion dollars over ten years.

Anonymous said...

I wonder what kind hearted Barry had to say about McCain during the 2008 election.

Anonymous said...

Barry doesn't realize that a 21 year old can get insurance for free.

I pay $800 per Month for my healthy family and we have a $12,000 deductible.

SpanishWarDonkey said...

On the HBO doc: America may very well be as divided, if not more so, than at any time since the 60's. That said, I think social media actually saves us here. It gives everyone a place to vent, often under the veil of anonymity (a la this blog), and keeps things from really boiling over. Of course we will continue to have the one-offs, but on the whole, America has never been safer for anyone than today.

Anonymous said...

"Prosper ISD is going to build a $48 million football stadium? Prosper!?"

We clearly have an education funding crisis in this state and it has nothing to do with a lack of funds.

Anonymous said...

"When is the last time you ever heard of a police agency suspending an investigation?"


LOL. In Dallas, unless you have a clear video of the crime being committed and who did it (and sometimes even then), you can't blink before any property crime investigation is "suspended." The same is true for most any non-event "assault" like this one allegedly was -- except for domestic violence assaults.

Here's where you can see recent police incident reports for any DPD beat -- the majority are suspended.

Anonymous said...

Whoops - link http://www.dailycrimereport.com

Anonymous said...

I've read some stupid shit before, but that takes the cake.

SpanishWarDonkey said...

So you don't actually have a rebuttal? Yeah I didn't think so. Surely your opinions and convictions are strong enough to withstand some scrutiny, yes? Then let's hear them. If not, then don't comment. You're wasting my time and yours.

Anonymous said...

That And Another is so grossly unattractive that I can't even see a pimply nerd 17 year old tapping that.
The kid has nowhere to go but up, especially with his own hand.

DF Harold and Maude

Anonymous said...

Skippy, Stay Woke! Has Trump started launching nukes into North Korea yet?

Anonymous said...

I survived the Texas Jam because I didn't go.

Anonymous said...

I wonder how much McCain is paying for his hospitalization?

Anonymous said...

Tell the folks in Detroit how safe they are, then the ones in Baltimore. Maybe take a stroll after dark in New Orleans. Safer my ass.

Anonymous said...

Buffoonery doesn't usually garner a rebuttal but I'll bite.

Social media is the breeding and recruiting ground for hate groups. Most of the recent terror attacks by right, left or Islamic groups have clear documentation of radicalization via social media. You can call these incidents "one-offs" but we are in no way safer because of social media. We may be safer from large scale coordinated attacks like 9-11, but are much more vulnerable to lone wolf attacks from inside our borders. The number of these attacks are way up in recent years.

Yes, I know the odds are slim of personally being attacked but the idea that we are somehow safer is pure bs!

Anonymous said...

I'm no Trump fan, but his takedowns of McCain should be welcomed by all. Remember this 1998 bit from budding classless comedian McCain?:
"Do you know why Chelsea Clinton is so ugly? Because Janet Reno is her father."

Anonymous said...

The City of Dallas now has a female and African American police chief, and Dallas County has a female and African American D.A. as well as a Hispanic, female, and openly gay Sheriff.

That ain't nothin! We used to have a half white and half black Kenyan American president!!

Anonymous said...

I thought Chelsea's father was Web Hubbell and her mother was Janet Reno.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like the City of Dallas and Dallas County are racking up the Diversity Pokémon Points.

If they keep this up they can be 100% diverse.

Oh frabjous day!!

Anonymous said...

Podesta joined the executive board of Joule Unlimited Technologies — a Boston, Massachusetts-based firm that received $35 million from the Russian government while Clinton served as secretary of state — in June 2011. Podesta received 75,000 common shares of Joule stock options, according to an email uncovered by WikiLeaks.

Podesta failed to disclose his presence on the board of the Dutch-registered Stichting Joule Global Foundation before he became President Obama’s senior adviser in January 2014 — a possible violation for federal law.

Nothing to see here.....

SpanishWarDonkey said...

Wrong. Literally the first link in google. Violent crime rates in the US have been dropping steadily since the 70's. Some would even argue that it coincides with the Supreme Court's ruling on Roe v. Wade.

http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2017/02/21/5-facts-about-crime-in-the-u-s/

Sam Brows said...

Jason Garrett seems to believe the stuff he spouts about responsibility and making good decisions, yet he continues to take Jerry's $ and stay tied to an organization that places productivity above good decision-making, which makes you wonder about the depth of his convictions. As far as Zek is concerned how big of an idiot does one have to be to be in a room with Dez and have everyone know Dez isn't the dumbest guy in the room?

Anonymous said...

Hey you hackass, you are the only one wasting your time. The rest of us are wasting our own time

Bear said...

If you take out the crime statistics for Detroit, New Orleans, Chicago and Washington DC, the US is the safest place on Earth.

A few Democratic controlled cities are lowering the bar for us (US) all.

Anonymous said...

10:23. Baltimore and Detroit? There are people right in our own backyard who aren't safe. Rhome and Newark.

Anonymous said...

Because no one is buying it. The penalty is cheaper.

Anonymous said...

We are the new Rome post cruxifiction. Stadiums are alters at which which worship.

Now, everyone in Prosper needs to bend over and touch their toes.

Anonymous said...

You aren't even making the same point as your first post. You totally changed it and googled research to support a different argument.

Anonymous said...

Every team in football does what the Cowboys do, they just get hammered more by the media. What is Garrett supposed to do, quit his job? I think he is in the right spot to teach these young men about life, even the bad apples. That doesn't guarantee they won't make mistakes, but you need a leader like Garrett to help guide them.

SpanishWarDonkey said...

How? I said America has never been safer. You said I was full of shit. I provided FBI statistics proving that I was correct. Do you not know how to argue or are you just stupid? Is it that hard for you to draw the parallel between my 2 original points? I don't know how to make it any more simple.

If you're talking about my Roe v. Wade comment, then I shouldn't have assumed you'd be able to understand my segway into another social issue that I'm sure you've got hot opinions on.

Anonymous said...

Barry...you are so disconnected on the Affordable Care Act. If you do not qualify for medicaid but still have limited income, you get a subsidy to pay for your private health insurance through the exchange. It is on a sliding scale and can range from $0 and up per month. It would not surprise me at all if $12 was the average amount a 21 year old pays out of pocket in premiums. You and I pay the rest for them.

Anonymous said...

12:48 - plus you can buy it after you get sick.

Anonymous said...

2:37 - Barry is a rich white leftist.

Anonymous said...

@3:39

You do know that you just made Barry's day, right?

Anonymous said...

I bet all the niggas in Dallas be happy now.
The be having a Trifecta up in here

Anonymous said...

You stated that social media was making us safer somehow because people could vent before doing something stupid. Then when that didn't hold water you switched to abortion. You are all over the place, then you back into some google results you like and BOOM...you managed to stretch that to fit your agenda based comment. It's laughable bullshit we all see through. This country is not safer pal, far from it. There is more going on that is not captured in those statistics, especially if you understand the politics behind how crime is reported now.

Crimes associated with hot button issues are greatly on the rise! Mass casualty events are greatly on the rise! Traditional forms of violence may be lower but even that is based on zip code. People in certain parts of the country are far less safe.

I didn't take the bait on your R v. W strawman, you are obviously a racist to make that connection between crime an abortion. Your hot button comments on that are all on you!

Angry Chicken said...

STD at 1:50

The FBI begs to differ.

Anonymous said...

All should be banned form begging on intersections. Seeing all these people on the median as cars speed by make me cringe. It's all fun and games until someone gets killed (and then of course all parties will sue the city).

SpanishWarDonkey said...

You are, literally, too stupid to insult.

Anonymous said...

And there it is....how you know you won the argument with a dirty liberal, the childish insult game gets pulled out😁!