The Campaign For DA

7.19.2017

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts



  • "Meet a new breed of prosecutor." "From Texas to Florida to Illinois, many of these young prosecutors are eschewing the death penalty, talking rehabilitation as much as punishment, and often refusing to charge people for minor offenses. While their numbers are small, they are taking over DA offices at a crucial moment." (In other news, a Harris County prosecutor was disciplined for "inappropriate comments" to female prosecutors.)
  • Lockheed Martin had a job fair yesterday in Fort Worth and made 600 job offers "on the spot." That vetting process seems a little thin. 
  • Let me limit my daily Trump rant to three things. Yesterday, (1) We learned that the eighth person in the room for the Trump Jr. meeting, which Jr. didn't mention in his effort at complete transparency, was a Russian real estate company employee, (2) The White House named an ambassador to Russia and misspelled his name in a press release, and (3) Trump had a second undisclosed meeting with Putin at the G-20. He went into damage control last night although it sounds like he is admitting to the meeting. 
  • But I will point out that Sean Hannity was all over Trump last night as he was covering all of the day's developments:
  • Baylor and Texas have lost an unusual amount of football players to "retirement" due to "medical issues" during the off season.  That's an ominous sign for the future of college football. Too big. Too fast.
  • I'm still trying to figure out how a former Australian was killed by police when she is the one who called them.
  • A nightclub fight, a kidnapped dog, and a shirtless race at a strip club was enough to get Jerry Jones in front of the cameras yesterday. And, man, the cameras showed up. (Oh, and don't worry about Zeke. Jerry says he's "evolving.")
    "Oh, and Decatur High won't pay me $12,500 so
    I'm kicking them out of The Star for their September game."
  • I don't know why I laugh every time I think about a nightclub named "Clutch." 
  • The church that burned in Chico has given rise to a gofundme page where they are asking for $50,000.
  • This is a lawyer speaking at a luncheon/seminar in Fort Worth about what can be learned from Tiger Woods' DWI arrest. I'm fascinated by no one paying attention. I'm fascinated by the sunglasses.
  • 30 for 30 will release its doc on the 1988 Dallas Carter High Cowboys on August 24th. I'm beyond excited about that one. 
  • The failed Obamacare repeal and replace had some Congressmen skittish yesterday:
  • I'm insane now
  • Odd story: A Dallas doctor gets charged for allegedly over-prescribing opiates and running a "pill mill" leading to the death of seven people. Now his 17 year old stepdaughter has been found dead and dismembered in a pond.

32 comments:

Anonymous said...

RE Vetting: I'd bet most of those 600 offers were people recently laid off from other contractors or from LM themselves. For the most part, they probably still qualify for clearances and the offer will be dependent on passing a quick review.

Anonymous said...

1. The lawyers are eating. It is possible to listen and not look.
2. Can you not see the sunlight in the room?

I used to think you were smarter than this.

Anonymous said...

Sir, the "job offers" at Lockheed are letters of intent subject to background check and drug test.

DF HR Guhru

Michael Kenyon said...

Trump tweeted this earlier today: If I’ve lost Hannity, I’ve lost Middle America.

Anonymous said...

I don't think the football "retirements" are a portent of the end of football. You have kids that are forced to take time off from something that has occupied their entire lives -- and pure inertia makes it easy to not go back. But more than that, they've had time and perspective to consider that they're not going to win an NCAA championship, and they're not getting drafted -- at which point the decision to just stay out is easy. It's not an injuries thing, it's a perspective thing -- it's a lot of work (with possibility of further injuries), there's no pot of gold waiting for them, and if they walk away now, they can start being serious about their futures.

Anonymous said...

That vetting process seems a little thin.

As is the process for including bullet points on this blog.

Anonymous said...

"I'm fascinated by no one paying attention."

It's like you've never been to a lunch CLE before.

Anonymous said...

How does one that is born in Australia become a "former Australian"?

Anonymous said...

Oh they misspelled his name, god forbid. Let's not talk about the important stuff like all the Russian business dealings Huntsman Corp has with Russia or the fact he and Trump are political rivals. Nothing to see here folks, move along now.

Anonymous said...

Many years ago, I was on the board of the TCYLA and had to set up -- recruit speakers and get CLE approval for -- those lunch CLEs. No one paid attention then, either. It was a way to have lunch with friends -- often paid by your firm -- while getting some MCLE. The absolute best speaker deal you could put together was to round up an old/retired judge and get MCLE credit approval for something like "ethical lessons learned from the bench" -- let the judge tell war stories for an hour while everyone got ethics credit.

Anonymous said...

Good thing Paul Black is at the hiring event. Future employees will need him when they go to work for the evil empire.

Anonymous said...

Millennial Lawyers.
Just what this country needs.

Anonymous said...

"But I will point out that Sean Hannity was all over Trump last night as he was covering all of the day's developments."

This wasn't just another day of "whataboutism" for Hannity; this was a
"Fox News Alert" about the Clinton Scandals

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

Give money to people who sit on their ass and do nothing.
Don't give money to churches.
Got it.

Thanks Councilor

Anonymous said...

Former Australian? Some groups are never "former".

DF U. S. Marine
DF Texas Aggie

Anonymous said...

Add us to the list of groups who are never "former".

DF Brit-Brit Fan Club
df we'll love her till the day we die

Anonymous said...

You want to talk about Repeal-Replace ObamaCare? RUNAWAY!RUNAWAY!RUNAWAY!

DF U. S. Congress
df the courage of their convictions

Anonymous said...

$12,500 for the privilege of playing in the Star? I am only surprised Jerry didn't ask for one of their paired organs (lung, kidney, testicle, etc), as well as any first born children. Hey, it's only business.

DF Stephen Jones

Bear said...

As usual, lawyers are already the smartest person in the room. So no need to listen to something they already know everything about.

Fake credit for fake profession.

You guys kill me.

Anonymous said...

Let obamacare fail.... It will blow up in your faces and the dems will have to own it. Ridiculous that the Dems wont even bring anything to the table.

Anonymous said...

Re: Killing of Justine Damond
I taught in an elementary school with many Middle Eastern immigrants. Their boys are taught to treat women like dogs. There were a lot of issues with the boys since most of the teachers were women. The killer came here as a child. He was taught to disrespect women. He already had 3 complaints against him since becoming a cop in 2015. This cultural belief system makes for bad American police. For all you naysayers, sorry, but I saw it first hand.

Anonymous said...

Russia taught Barry to hate the West.

Angry Chicken said...

1:18 I hope it fails too! I can't wait to see the slacker welfare crowd explode.

Harry Hamid said...

No one pays attention at lunchtime CLEs. Ever. I give about 2 CLEs a month and lunchtime ones are the worst for that very reason.

They're especially bad where firms pull me in to give them during a catered lunch, where everybody just wants the food.

I'd almost prefer everyone wore sunglasses so I couldn't see when they are sleeping.

Anonymous said...

stupid comment. back it up snowjobber.

Anonymous said...

Hey 1:18 & 4:36

Clinton offered a plan that didn't throw 23 million people into a death spiral. Was it perfect? No, but she offered SOMETHING as a starting point. Your moronic POTUS and his lap dog congress have had 6 years to get a plan ironed out that they could pass. They control the ENTIRE government (yes, the SCOTUS too), and what have they done? Sit around on their fat asses and whine and complain and do NOTHING! (And they can't even muster 51 votes in their own party) And that's what the American people mean to this bunch of cheap bellhops, NOTHING! So take your crying comments somewhere else and whine and cry like your Congressional Republican LOSERS. You and people like you are the reason this country is in the shape it's in, You LESS THAN SNOWFLAKES!

Anonymous said...

Pissy Chicky, You conservatives just want to see this country destroyed at whatever cost. You hope everything you don't agree with fails. You are a great American. Rah Rah.

Angry Chicken said...

11:40 Bless your heart. Being naive is so cute.

Angry Chicken said...

9:44 Bless your heart too.

Anonymous said...

awww shucks Pissy Chicky

Anonymous said...

Are angry chicken and the person that used to post as Chico chick o, related?