The Campaign For DA

9.13.2017

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts


  • DPS has published information about how citizens should interact with troopers during traffic stops. Amazingly, I agree with 99% of it. The really only issue I had was the first sentence of this paragraph regarding how drivers and passengers should "respond with courtesy." That's good advice, but a person has no obligation to do that. It would be wise to use courtesy, but the government has no right to tell people they "should" act a certain way. 
  • Greatest idea ever:
  • Everyone should watch the Steve Bannon 60 Minutes interview. To me, he truly is the most fascinating man in the world. 
  • Tony Romo was amazingly good in his first broadcast. I'm stunned.
  • Note to police officers based upon what I saw yesterday at the courthouse: When the prosecutor starts a question off with "I want you to listen very carefully to this question" he is giving you a warning to not say something you shouldn't. 
  • If Mike Huckabee doesn't go into the "Dad Joke Hall Of Fame", no one should. 
  • I missed ESPN's 30 for 30 on the NFL strike where the NFL used "scabs" to play the game. I actually went to the Cowboys game against the Eagles during the strike. It was almost a sellout. Danny White and Tony Dorsett had crossed the picket line and played. The Cowboys still lost on a very questionable (did-he-throw-the-game?) incompletion into the end zone from close range at the end of the game. 
  • And that strike taught me an important lesson. The North is different from the South. All of those NFL "scab games" were pretty well attended in the south and the west. In Chicago across to the Northeast, where unions and the working man are respected, the stadiums were almost vacant. 
  • Nothing to see here. Don't worry about a conflict of interest or that silly Emoluments Clause: 
  • I watched the original Indiana Jones move the other day, Raiders of the Lost Ark. I had forgotten how great it was. What made Jones endearing was that he was a true bad arse, but he would have those expressions of "I'm really in over my head" from time to time. 
  • Note to BagOfNothing who asked this morning if I would think the news yesterday about the new iPhone and Apple Watch was a "paid ad." There's a world of difference between that news and news of a new Blue Bell flavor. (No offense, buddy.)
  • That Plano mass murder case is beyond bizarre. It kind of goes back to road rage -- people under 30 (35?)years of age seem to "snap" these days when they become enraged and become unglued. 
  • Back in 1984, there was a nightclub shooting in Dallas after a guy got mad and six were killed with a handgun. It was so shocking that it lead to a change in Texas' capital murder laws allowing for the death penalty when two or more are killed during the same incident. I remember it to this day. We will remember the Plano mass shooting? 

29 comments:

Anonymous said...

only issue I had was the first sentence ............


You had an issue with it???? NO!!!!????

Anonymous said...

Don't worry about a conflict of interest or that silly Emoluments Clause



I just am so thankful Obama never had a conflict of interest.

Anonymous said...

Liberally Lean.....

....making the world a better place, one thought at a time.......

Anonymous said...

Libs worried about fake news enoluments but not about Benghazi!

wordkyle said...

New iPhone, new Blue Bell flavor - Given the topic, you'll need to explain why there's a "world of difference."

Anonymous said...

I BELIEVE YOU ARE CONFUSING THE WORD OBLIGATION WITH SUGGESTION... IF TRUMP TOLD FOREIGN DIGNITARIES THEY COULD NOT STAY AT HIS HOTEL, YOU WOULD CALL HIM RACIST... WOULD YOU MIND EXPLAINING THE " WORLD OF DIFFERENCE"?... DO YOU HAVE A HISTORY OF ILLICIT OR PRESCRIBTION DRUG ABUSE?

Ernest T said...

Should have known that you would have an issue with that....

We have officers pulling over people nowadays who have no idea at all what they might face. It might be some sweet grandmother or it might be an escaped killer. These officers have a split-second to make a decision that could either end their lives or someone elses.

All this is doing is telling the public to not do anything before the officer gets to their window that might possibly be perceived as suspicious. Sure, they might be reaching in their console to get their insurance card, but they might also be getting a weapon out.

Anonymous said...

I think it's funny that, even in service of a lame joke, Huckabee just assumes that Cruz is going to try to primary Trump in 2020.

Triple Fake... said...

I was living in Dallas at the time of the nightclub shooting, so I remember the lurid details. If I recall correctly, the guy "became unglued" because the girl said he looked like a little monkey. Plus, the name "Abdelkrim Belachheb" is pretty vivid.

The information from DPS on the conduct of vehicle occupants is exactly how you label it - advice. They're not saying it's a requirement. But it is very good advice.

Anonymous said...

Hey Skippy, Stay Woke!! Has Trump launched nukes into North Korea yet? Has Trump fired Sessions yet?

Anonymous said...

C'mon Barry, a multi-millionaire sports figure isn't a "working man" in anybody's book.

Anonymous said...

Would you liberal weenie snowflakes tell Hillary to go away?

Anonymous said...

9:05. You knew the job was dangerous when you took it, Fred.

DF super chicken

Anonymous said...

Only people in the northeast and Midwest respect the working man? I guess from your lens that redneck tradesmen are ignorant Trump voting bigots....makes sense.

Anonymous said...

Only one jab at the POTUS, more whining about news spots/commercials content not bad maybe a 4. BON on Ambien still edges you out mostly because of the Kitten duck picture instead of your offering of an RTG that really needs some cosmetic propping up. Man those look like they could drag the ground.

Sam Brows said...

9:35 Danny White probably never earned a million bucks (much less multi millions) during his run. i'm not even sure T.D. got that kind of money.

On Romo's performance Sunday...he only looked so good because it is tough to throw 4 picks from the booth.

Anonymous said...

Leftist Barry scrathches his head as the Left destroys everything.

Anonymous said...

should and have to are two different things, as in you should post more RTG's like the one above. It's not required, but it sure would make the day better.

that is a fantastic idea about the prosecutors working as defense attorneys. When I was young I kind of admired the set up of the JAG system in the Military. The attorneys work for both sides with the goal of seeing that justice is served fairly and impartially. I wouldn't want that in the civillian world. I like the idea of a defense attorney working his butt off to make sure that the little guy gets a fair shake in court.

Speaking of, a lot of the anons on here seem to take exception to your chosen profession. To me, you are doing the Lord's work. Keep it up BG

Huckabee is a decent guy, his worldview is a little out of touch, but I wonder how much of that is genuine and how much of it is he knows who his constituents are.

Another example is President Trump. There is nothing "conservative" about the guy and he is a lifelong Democrat and a liberal, but the Democrats opted to abandon their core block and all the President had to do was run as a Republican, because it's not like they were really trying. John Kasich was the most qualified guy up there, on both sides for that matter. But he's got the charisma of a turnip.
The Clinton coronation was guranteed and personally I think the Republican leadership is in cahoots with the Democrats. I don't think they care about the White House. Honestly, Bob Dole was the best they could do in 96, McCain in 08, and Romney in 12... Rand Paul has potential, but I digress

As entertaining as some of the 30 for 30s have been, they are what's wrong with ESPN nowadays. The network has given up on fun and wants to be like CNN. But now I have sideline babes and I have to watch Bob Ley audition for 60 minutes on a regular basis. If it's "socially" relevant, leave it out of Sports Center. If I want social commentary I will listen to NPR.

The working man was respected in Chicago and the Northeast. Now he's told he is the problem.... but let's keep arguing about border security and Trannies while our wallets keep getting lighter by the day. I'm sure the answer is on Facebook somewhere.

Umm, in other news, Trump hotels are pretty nice and this isn't much different than buying access through the Clinton foundation, errr I mean charity for Haiti or something /s DF Malaysian Prime Minister

The Last Crusade is still my favorite. James Bond and Indiana Jones together....

@Wordy... because fortunes will be made or lost with Apple news and it is genuine news all over the world. They are just getting free publicity. Paid ads, or sponsorsed stories as they are more commonly labled are just commercials. Is it really any more complicated than that?

People in Plano might remember the shooting 30 years from now, but it will be forgotten by the rest of us in a matter of days.

@0905, it's not that dramatic. What's more alarming is that the public needs to be taught to be polite. Kids aren't taught to respect law enforcement the way they once were, and law enforcement can't seem to stop making themselves look bad....

wordkyle said...

1027 - So the size of the company determines if it's free advertising or a news story?

Anonymous said...

Making American Great Again !

Anonymous said...

Leftist Barry scrathches his head as the Left destroys everything. - 10:18

I would point out the GOP is in control, but you know that already.

Anonymous said...

I like the idea of prosecutors being required to do indigent defense work. Maybe the Fridays they "work from home" could be used to do just that.

Anonymous said...

Amazing how those in power (either Democrat or Republican) can overlook those silly little rules that they don't like, such as the emoluments clause.

Solution: A National Office of Inspector General. Appointed by the sitting U. S. Supreme Court to an 8 year term. Can only be removed early by a 2/3 vote of that same Supreme Court. The National IG can investigate any of the three branches of government and their associated agencies for violation of federal statutes or the Constitution. Cases can be filed & tried at any Federal District Court, regardless of jurisdiction. Original cases can even be heard directly at Supreme Court.

DF James Madison

Anonymous said...

I donot really enjoy peoples company because they are always thinking about what problems they have. Barry you are one of a kind. You have figured out how to have an orginial thought without reguard to your livelihood. Good for you. I used to be that way but i lost my wife,dog,cat,son,car,tools,ect.,ect. You ever wanna have a beer and you are buying just let me know

Anonymous said...

4:56, you can have half my hamburger and a few fries.

Anonymous said...

Hard to believe that many adults in Texas and no one had a gun but the shooter !!Christ ! There are as many as three that I know of at my coffee table every morning and one is a preacher !

Anonymous said...

11:27, good point, But, some don't let facts get in the way of how they wish it. Or want it.

Anonymous said...

the Cowboys won the scab game against the beagles in a blowout. 41-22

Anonymous said...

I just read a long profile article on VOX about Hillary's post/premature-coronation meltdown book tour. I somehow feel like I just had sex with a diseased prostitute from Somalia, and she stole my wallet.

Not that really know what that feels like, of course...