The Campaign For DA

7.27.2017

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts




  • A funny moment occurred in a DPS video that I was watching yesterday of a traffic stop in Wise County. The trooper, frustrated when a person wasn't following instructions, said, "Do you not understand the words that are coming out of my mouth?" The guy being spoken to was black. But by the end of the video they were almost best friends. 
  • The insured Chico church that burned started a an effort to raise $50,000 on GoFundMe. It will fall a bit short. They seemed to have stalled at $4,500. 
  • At the same moment the Decatur Reunion is going on there was a death and injuries at a ride at the Ohio State Fair.
  • A teen was indicted for making up a kidnapping story. Back in the 1990s,  a false story was told in Wise County by a teenager which caused law enforcement to scramble. In the aftermath, law enforcement was not pleased. I was D.A. at the time. You know what I did? Wrote her, told her to give the letter to her parents, told her to consult with a lawyer if they wished, and then said she could avoid an arrest, indictment, and conviction if she would enter into a pre-trial diversion program and stay out of trouble for a year. She did it. She avoided embarrassment and a criminal record. It was the right thing to do. She was a good kid.
  • Justin Bieber hit someone leaving his weird new church (which is believed to be behind his decision to cancel his world tour) and it was caught on tape.
  • The Tarrant County D.A.'s office has indicted a former Southlake swim teacher after a 13 year old girl on the swim team drowned in the school pool a many months back. The charge is Endangering a Child By Criminal Negligence.  Prediction: There will never be a conviction. (Remember when I said a few weeks ago that very few criminal practitioners understand the definition of "criminal negligence."?) And if you are in the Tarrant County D.A.'s office, pray you aren't assigned to that case because you might be being set up for failure. Extra reason to fear: Dan Hagood is her lawyer.  
  • The Wise County Sheriff was making the DFW news last night for taking on DPS.
  • Weirdest headline of the morning: "Attorney General Jeff Sessions flies to El Salvador to talk about gang violence."  Huh?
  • White House Chaos: Late last evening the bombastic, take-no-prisoners new White House spokesman amazingly identified the White House Chief of Staff as the leaker. He then deleted the tweet. Drudge immediately jumped on it. Preibus will be gone. Bannon will be gone.  You are watching history.
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  • In a bizarre moment, Sarah Huckabee at the White House Press Conference yesterday read the following letter from "Dylan" and then released the letter.  There are so many questions. (And a Fourth Grade boy embracing the name of "Pickle" is one of them.)
  • And to think it was even part of a prostitution police sting
  • Lucky Whitehead was claimed by the Jets. 

27 comments:

Anonymous said...

The financial disclosure forms are public documents. How it's a "leak" and a "felony" and Preibus's fault when a news outlet discuss a public document is beyond me.

Anonymous said...

Why are preachers always so tight with those dollar bills? Share a little of the wealth with a working girl. Loosen up that wallet. $80 is too cheap.

DF Xaviera Hollander

Anonymous said...

And don't eat the Ohio State Fair corny dogs. Just not safe.

DF Big Tex
DF HOWDY FOLKS!

Anonymous said...

What on earth do you expect to get for $80 and would you want it?

Anonymous said...

The last time I rode "the zipper" (or whatever it is called) at Reunion, I looked up at the bolts holding my "car" to the frame. There were space for two bolts; One bolt was completely missing and the other had backed out halfway. I prayed for God to let me off that ride. He did and I've never gotten back on it or any others.

Anonymous said...

Housing DPS prisoners for 50 and hookers are demanding 80? Sounds like everyone's getting screwed

Anonymous said...

RTG photo...Nothing like a hairy boob to ruin a good shot? Yuck!

Anonymous said...

I am proud to see that the Left RTG is a two fisted drinker. My kind of lady.

DF Kings Liquor Store Customer

Anonymous said...

Barry, you just don't understand politics. I am in El Salvador so that Trump can't fire me. If he can't reach me, I am still Attorney General. I will be traveling frequently for the next few months till things cool down.

DF Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III
DF Proud Orbitz Account Holder

Why Guy said...

She should have another beer!

Anonymous said...

Sessions trip to El Salvador:
MS-13, one of the largest and most violent gangs in the US, are mostly Salvadoran immigrants.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like the high Sheriff is getting into politics...the DPS says they are going to now charge $75 for blood alcohol analysis and for years the Sheriffs office got it for free? I know the Tarrant County Medical Examiners office gets $200 for the same test, and how many blood/ alcohol analysis does the SO do? Other analysis , such as drug testing, is one again cheaper for the DPS to do then other resource. Sounds like " we always used to" instead of what current needs are. I don't see them winning that war

Anonymous said...

And to think it was even part of a prostitution police sting:

Houston area law enforcement seem to spend a lot of time arresting prostitutes/escorts and their customers. That's the perception I get from my daily reading of Houston Chronicle websites. I need to stop looking at mugshots actually. 10-4

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

People with mental disorders, felony records, a slew of medical conditions and a long list of other things keep people out of the military. So why do a few thenthitive liberal weenies(with or without) that get banned from the military get all of the attention? Is the world upside down or what?

Anonymous said...

And another thing, when Obammy was first running for president, he was opposed, as was Hillary, to same sex marriage but after needing their votes later on, the both "evolved" and changed their position for political gain. Well, Trump has evolved also on his position about Trannies. So if Obammy can change his mind, Trump can too!!

Anonymous said...

Why didn't God put out the initial spark or flame that started the church fire? Clearly, that would be a very simple task for God to do, if God wanted to. Instead, members of the church are now "praying" to God over this incident. Asking God to do something, I guess. God already did by letting the church burn.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, you are very likely to get "hit" by a truck if you continue to stand in front of it as the driver is trying to slowly pull out of his driveway but you are so focused on your camera that you just don't move out of the way and instead insist on making it almost impossible for the driver to pull out onto the street. No sympathy for idiots who do that. Even Justin Bieber has a right to leave his house.

Anonymous said...

BG, a suggestion for you to ponder re Trump's core or base. I believe there are millions who, like me, find Trump detestable. I won't even go into why. However, when election day came, our choice was Trump or Clinton. While I had to swallow hard and hold my nose when I touched that button, it really was an easy choice. I cannot imagine what stunt Trump might pull that would cause me to say to myself, "Whoa, I wish I had voted for Clinton." Even if he does many multiple actions that I deplore, I will not conclude that I shoulda voted for Clinton. As weak of a candidate as he was, as many flaws as he has, Clinton is clearly worse. What scares me is that half of the voters did vote for her. You, the media, etc., continue to cast him in the most negative light possible. Daily. 24/7. We are seeing history in the making. This is GWB all over again, but taken 2-3 steps up on steroids. MSNBC and CNN are no longer news agencies. They have become full fledged blogs. Just like yours, only bigger. Fake News is a real issue. Rachel Maddow lies to America throughout her program. I fear for the USA because of all of that. I hope he succeeds for USA's sake...and for my g'kids.

Anonymous said...

re: tc da office ------ a friend of mine who is still there told me that she was told by the second in command to find a "lay down" do try bc she needed to win a case. This was after she lost a case that she was told to try. now bear in mind, the second in command has told that office that he and the elected have their back and they were going to have freedom like never before. This prosecutor has now done a 180, going from supporting the new da to very loudly hoping for her to draw an opponent and lose.

Anonymous said...

Barry, you & the Crack Liberally Lean Reporters let us down. Bag of Nothing beat you to the update on the Euro And Another case. Step up your game.

PS - What happens at 30,000 feet stays at 30,000 feet. Just saying.

DF High Flying And Another

Anonymous said...

Do the dress shops and bakers that cite "religious beliefs" as a basis to refuse to serve a gay couple's wedding require a heterosexual bride-to-be to show proof of virginity before being allowed to buy a dress or cake? Or are "religious beliefs" limited to only certain, selected sins? If a dress shop or baker can't sell to a wedding of sinners, then by my understanding of Christianity, who the heck is worthy of being a customer? Not even the shop owners could by from themselves, frankly.

Anonymous said...

5:21-------

Or it could be as simple as that little constitutional guaranty of freedom of association....Oh, wait, you're "progressive"? You don't think that constitution thing is relevant? You will rue the day it disappears.

Harry Hamid said...

2:50: The choice was not just Trump or Clinton. I couldn't stomach either and voted for neither.

Most of us here on this page are from Texas, where no Democrat has won a race for statewide office since the nineties, so we knew how the presidential race would turn out in Texas and we could vote our conscience without worrying about whether it was "practical."

And now that the race is over and Clinton lost, I can't see why more people can't put that behind them and hold the winner to the same standard we've held previous Presidents without being chided thast "Hillary would have been worse."

Maybe she would have. God knows she was awful. That shouldn't give this guy a free pass now that he's in.

Anonymous said...

I love the word out of the Joint Chiefs today.

They basically said they would carry out all official directives from the Commander-In-Chief when they had been issued through official channels and reviewed by the Secretary of Defense. And that Twitter was not considered a venue for official military orders. Until then, orders stand as they have been.

Snap!

DF General Chesty Puller

Anonymous said...

God Bless President Donald Trump!

Anonymous said...

Sessions flying to El Salvador to talk about gang violence makes perfect sense. But only to informed people who know that the most dangerous U.S. gangs are rooted in El Salvador and other nations in that part of the world, and if you're trying to cut the head off the snake, that's a good place to go. It's only "weird" to people who are clueless.