The Campaign For DA

10.05.2017

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts


  • This will appeal to only a few of you, but Justice Ginsburg basically verbally slapped new Justice Gorsuch in oral arguments.
  • The goofy tweeting Texas Supreme Court judge will make $251,800 once he he is confirmed to the Fifth Circuit. Oh, throw in full insurance and pension. I've said it for years: Government jobs are the best jobs.
  • The brother of the Las Vegas shooter is a nutcase.
  • "One of these things is not like the other. One of these things is not the same."
  • This is the Tarrant County DA's misdemeanor trial board this week. Three "not guilty" verdicts in DWI cases.
  • Odd Mrs. LL statement last night which actually made sense: "The better the commercials are, the better you know the show is."
  • She was watching Survivor at the time and I casually looked up and saw a guy with a "Running Down The Dream." T-shirt. No question that episode was filmed months ago. (I'm becoming fascinated with Tom Petty lyrics, by the way.)
  • Fox News thinks he's the Messiah? What's next? Lazarus? 
  • Now this is a hot opinion: 
  • Corby Davidson of The Ticket had a great story about taking his boys to the State Fair. "You two are getting $100 each. We will stay for three hours max or until the money is gone." They didn't stay three hours. (When I was a kid, I would have put the $100 bucks in my pocket and stayed for three hours.) 
  • My mother and I actually went into the "Freak Show" at the State Fair in the 1970s. Think about that. "Freak Show." We saw the Lizard Woman. 
  • Tillerson at the press conference yesterday not directly denying that he called Trump a moron gives me great joy. 
  • Side note: Isn't it amazing that Exxon is doing fine even after Tillerson left? He made $24 million in 2015. Those top executives are worth every penny.




64 comments:

DLW said...

Barry, you know as well as anyone that there is a pattern to the DWI cases that result in not guilty verdicts. DA's who take the oath seriously also know the pattern but have made a political decision to let a Jury take care of cases that either should not have been filed or that should be compromised without jury intervention.

Anonymous said...

"What's next? Lazarus?"

We can only hope, although you and I probably mean this differently.

Rage

HarveyLee said...

RTG: Nigh onto perfect.

Anonymous said...

I see the different one. Bill Clinton doesn't have his hand on that woman's ass.

Anonymous said...

ALMOST EVERYTHING I'VE COME TO EXPECT HERE TODAY...WHINING ABOUT TRUMP... WHINING ABOUT PEOPLE MORE SUCCESSFUL THAN YOU... RACISM... BUT WHERE ARE THE SEX OFFENDERS?

TF JILL LAMONTAGNE

Anonymous said...

Obama phones are killing young black men.

Anonymous said...

The correct lyrics are:
One of these things is not like the other
One of these things just doesn't belong

See, it makes even more sense now

Anonymous said...

Has Eric Benet stolen that bit from last night's The Daily Show? Pretty funny because it's true but yet it's comedy not reality. Banning guns or types of guns or ammo is not GC, as then only the military and criminals would have the best guns and ammo.

wordkyle said...

It still amazes me how those on the Left blithely spout racist comments and no one blinks an eye. When it's called to your attention the response is "whuuuhh??"

Anonymous said...

Three of the presidents made America worse and one is going to MAGA!!!!

Anonymous said...

ALMOST FORGOT, I ALWAYS ENJOY THE RETROSPECTIVE ABOUT HOW SMART BABY BARRY WAS. WHERE DID THAT KID GO?

TF ALEX P. KEATON

Anonymous said...

Barry: I think you need to watch it. Your slip is showing.

Anonymous said...

9:11(a) clearly needs to head back to pre-K to learn what "same" and "different" mean.

By all means, slam Barry with a political joke. But for goodness' sake, at least ensure that it makes sense.

Anonymous said...

Skip black men were buying semi autos. Back in the 80s an AK variant could be picked up for about 75 bucks. Pappa Bush implemented an import ban. Possibly cost him the election.
The Dems elected a duo that promised to put 100k cops on the street. By the end of the 90s a third of black males aged 20-29 were in prison, parole or probation.
Been to east Rosedale street lately? For the last 15 years it looks like a ghost town.

Anonymous said...

Are you pointing out the fact that only 1 of them is black? Racist!

Anonymous said...

Who was it that called the bump stocks instead of full-auto? SWD? I'm surprised he hasn't been gloating, after people got onto him about it.

I've never seen or heard one until that video from the shooting, and I'm stunned those things are legal. The difference between one of those and a full auto appears to be just about zero.

Rage

Anonymous said...

3 Americans and 1 "Hawaiian"

Anonymous said...

You make it sound as if there's not a hundred other high paid executives left at Exxon after Tillerson left.

Anonymous said...

25 percent of adult black persons have a felony conviction. I suspect the figure for males only is higher. There goes your mental judo exercise.

Anonymous said...

MORON

Anonymous said...

I wonder if anyone in the Senate Judiciary Committee will question/care about the thousands of libertarian/Russian bots that make up a large chunk of Justice Willett's 102,000 twitter followers.

DFW Godfather

SpanishWarDonkey said...

I don't have to gloat. I don't think I've been guilty of that on here at all, actually. That said, I am surprised he didn't have any FA lowers, now that we know his income status.

Bump stocks are a waste of $200 and impractical. Range toys? Absolutely. They're actually much less controllable than fully automatic because the entire gun has to move through your hands to achieve its goal. FA isn't very accurate after the first 3 rounds. This thing isn't accurate after 1. Sadly, it didn't need to be accurate for his purposes.

That said, it's just the industry responding to a demand, really. They have no practical use and I'd be fine if they were banned. The same as the AR "pistol" that gets around the SBR laws, which are so dumb and arbitrary I won't even get started on them.

Anonymous said...

If you did it before, I apologize, Barry. I could have been on a vacation or something. But today you did it! Every single Random Thought was dishonest! Sir, do you have NO shame? Can you not get the liberal Democrat TIT out of your mouth for one moment?

Anonymous said...

I greatly admire Justice Ginsburg. I read about that incident yesterday and it made my day. Justice Ginsburg's one short intelligent sentence (question) and Justice Gorsuch lengthy speech is invalid. Greatness.

The "Freak Show" at the State Fair - I remember the "Fat Lady" and conjoined twins that were called "Siamese Twins." Those poor people.

SP

Anonymous said...

Only 25%? Skip is woke now. Just needs a third bite at that apple.

Anonymous said...

9:50- 25 percent of adult black persons have a felony conviction

And 90% of them already have the guns.

Anonymous said...

Has it occurred to you that versions of the AR-15 have been sold since the 1960's except for the ban years, and that there are tens of thousands of them in private hands? How many actual mass shootings have they been involved in? Less than a dozen? Of course, that number may be off, since I do not consider rival gangs shooting each other to pieces as mass shootings.

Surprised you didn't jump on Your President for manspreading at the presser in PR.

that guy said...

I don't know that I was ever a fan of Ginsburg until those SNL skits. I hope she's that funny in real life. A judge in my office wears those same type of collars around her neck. I had to google what they were named and it was an article about Justice Ginsburg that I gleaned the information from. Funny and stylish.

Government Jobs at the upper echelons BG. You can look at the GS pay scale. Most slave away at the GS-to GS-11 ranges and it takes a lot of years to peak. I started as a GS-5 at 32

The Las Vegas shooting will never make sense. I hope they determine he was "radicalized", not so that we can blame the evil muslims, but so that we could at least have an explanation that makes some kind of sense. The conspiracy theories floating around are already too much to handle and I can't fathom what would cause someone to do something like that.

People are already looking to score points because he was white and see, white people are terrorists too. What's their purpose really? Being a history buff I blame the French. It was their revolution subsequent years that led to terrorism being used as a means of controlling the populace. But historically the French have a tendency to go whichever direction the wind is blowing. Prior to the Nazi's invading, they were essentially the Soviet capital of Western Europe. They had turned Commie years ago. Now, they will probably go the way of Constantinople. That's fine, the world changes. I just hope my world lasts until I've turned to dust and moved on.

Can I guess which is different from the 3 things... President Clinton wanted to really "love" that woman, President Obama probably really hated that woman, President Bush was a man of genuine, albeit misguided at times, compassion, and President Trump, well he probably cares. Snark aside all four are decent human beings albeit I kind of meant what I said about the first two. President Trump just doesn't know how to work the optics of a situation. So to answer the question, President Bush's picture in the different one, because he is the only one who probably felt real emotion at the time.

Just out of curiosity, what is your success rate, or if you don't want to be specific to yourself, what is the general success rate of DWI cases that go to trial? Asking for a friend...

That commercial observation, not really an observation so much as it is grasping the obvious. Could you imagine the 3 Amigos Rodney D Young commercials airing during prime time back in the day?

There is a photo of one of the shooting victims getting out of bed to greet the President, he didn't bring him back to life so not quite the miracle of Lazarus, but I see where you are going. And the moniker of Messiah was bestowed upon his predecessor. We need to come up with something new.

I'm in the middle of a Facebook Thread debating that same photo (Armed African Americans) - I think the supposition is a crock and race-baiting at it's finest. We say it time and time again, it's not the law abiding citizens that are a source of concern. Rhetorical question, how many of those chicago, baltimore, and washington dc guns are properly registered and legally purchased.

Relating to and going back to the Las Vegas thing, that's an exception, not the norm. and with the money they say this guy had, he could've easily passed the background checks, purchased the federal stamps and bought all the real life full auto he wanted. I just don't get it.

I don't know if the CEO's are worth the money, but Tillerson become CEO in 2006, stock price was at $66.61 11 years ago today, He retired on December 31, 2016, Exxon shares closed at $90.26. Using 4th grade math, that's a 35% increase in share value during his tenure. Seems like a pretty good return on investment for share holders.

Anonymous said...

10:21

So Barry didn't see the lizard lady at the state fair?

How disappointing.

Ricardo Perry said...

Someone else can do the research.

But militant blacks were precisely why gun laws were strengthen during the late 60's and early 70's. Right Wing America was scared that the reckoning had come when staged photos of Black militants were plastered on newspapers and magazines.

Now for the typical responses....

Triple Fake... said...

from the front page of the DMN:
A "bump stock" lets a rifle fire like a machine gun. The only reason to use one, says California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein, "is to kill large numbers of people."
No, their purpose is to quickly fire a large amount of bullets. The shooter has a great degree of discretion in the bullets' destination, whether it's people or inanimate objects.
That's anti-gun hyperbole

"YOU'RE AN INANIMATE !$&#ING OBJECT!"
Triple Fake Harry Waters

Anonymous said...

A "bump stock" lets a rifle fire like a machine gun. - 11:51

You can stop right there. No reason for civilians to own a weapon like that.

Anonymous said...

Eric Benet and his race baiting stupidity. We don't register guns in this country. That's the stupidity part. We already allow non-felon blacks to buy all the guns they want. That's the race-baiting part. This kind of trash you spew is not going to solve anything. You are a blithering idiot.

Anonymous said...

There are millions of them in circulation, not tens of thousands.

Anonymous said...

That was a lot of paragraphs on my f'ng dime!

Anonymous said...

@11:30 Damn it! You, may be right. I can actually picture Barry going to a Freak Show with his mom. Sorry. I'll have to wait for another day.

Anonymous said...

I bought a great watch at the State Fair parking lot one year. When I inspected it closer, I thought it was the one stolen out of my car at the Fair the previous year. Dallas!

DF Big Tex

Gary Tidmore said...

On the Ginsburg / Gorsuch comment. My guess is that he was simply being polite by not responding to what amounted to a very rude remark from her. The silver lining in this cloud is that there is at least a reasonable chance that the old hag (Ginsburg) won't be on the SCOTUS by the time the next presidential race is held.

Anonymous said...

Notorious RBG

Anonymous said...

A Bump Stock does not let an AR fire like a machine gun- a trigger pull is still required for each shot. That is according to the BATF during the Obama administration.

Why Guy said...

Amen!

Anonymous said...

Ginsberg told Egypt that they should not use the U.S. constitution as a model. She recommended South Africa’s.

Anonymous said...

"President Trump just doesn't know how to work the optics of a situation."

1. Like Mischief, all you care about is optics, when Trump is rotten to his core.

2. You think a guy with decades of experience in the spotlight, in magazines, newspapers, and more recently years on TV, doesn't know how to work optics? He simply does not care. And voters like you don't either, you just get a little guilty when your racism is showing, and wish his "optics" were better.

Anonymous said...

Gary Tidmore said...
On the Ginsburg / Gorsuch comment. My guess is that he was simply being polite by not responding

Uhh, no. He was put in his place. Freshmen Justices are not supposed to say a damn thing, and Grouch is pissing all over the place, lecturing people several years his senior who are much better lawyers and judges. She succinctly put him in his place.

Freshman senators are also supposed to STFU, but Cruz was the same way. And look at how many people there hate working with the guy, even in his own party.

SpanishWarDonkey said...

You do know what "like" means, right? A rifle with a match trigger with a light pull can fire about 1 round per second. A bumpfire stock enables a shooter to operate the rifle at a rate about 6-8 times that fast, depending on other configurations. Don't be disingenuous.

Also, the BATF only issues "opinions". Their decisions are arbitrary and only enforceable until a judge or the legislature decides otherwise.

Anonymous said...

Exxon isn't doing that great if you're a shareholder. 10 k invested 10 years ago is now worth around 11651.00. You'd have been better off with Tractor Supply stock.

that guy said...

I didn’t vote for him, he’s a liberal and always has been

I stayed home, was quite happy with my choice to not vote for either

Has he done anything in those decades prior to make you think he’s acting any different now? He’s rich enough to not give a shit, as you were so quick to point out. And you are right on your second point, that was part of his allure, he wouldn’t be beholden to the fat pockets who bought and paid for whoever your preferred candidate was

And bless your little heart for assuming my thoughts on race and feeling towards one group as opposed to another.

I don’t need to see race to know an asshole when I read his comments, self-loathing much?

And I apologize for assuming your gender, you may very well be a member of the tuck’n’tape crowd, or an actual cisgendered woman.

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

I am not a mindless weenie but I do agree that bump stocks serve no useful purpose and should be illegal. Street drugs are illegal too but there is no shortage of them. I don't like Feinstein and the other Kimmels in the world talking about how they make a gun an automatic weapon. The left wouldn't even have known what one was until Monday. And Hillary can shove a silencer up her ass so that she can find out that the bill the NRA is trying to get passed is a "noise suppressor" which still makes a gun as loud as a jackhammer. Don't believe the lying fake news media.

Anonymous said...

Ginsburg should have been impeached with her comments about Trump during the election. She doesn't even adhere to our constitution, she would rather defer to world governing board or constitution. That's what you get when you have a senile ALCU lawyer on the bench. Thanks Clinton!!

Anonymous said...

That's good to know 3:02. Cause I don't have Exxon stock. I think I do have Tractor Supply stock though. I bought some baby ducks there last year and I don't think the coyotes have ate 'em all yet.

Anonymous said...

Here is another link(not Breitbart this time) that proves George Soros funds groups that are anti-American and anti-Trump. Suck it weenies!!

http://freebeacon.com/issues/soros-funded-groups-behind-anti-trump-corporate-targeting-campaign/

Anonymous said...

Skippy, you must have watched a different press conference with Tillerson than I did. He specifically stated that he did not call Trump a moron. Fake news much?

Anonymous said...

I wonder how much Mueller has spent so far compared to Kenneth Starr and still we have no charges of collusion with Russia? Please share your expert insight Skippy.....

Anonymous said...

How many of you flaming liberal weenies that want to ban all guns have "Gun Free Zone" signs in your yard like they have at schools? And tell me again why you have locks on your doors but you want open borders?

Anonymous said...

Every black man I know has a 9mm & an AK!

Anonymous said...

Saw some really strange things on the State Fair Midway back in the day. Always enjoyed the free cold hotdogs, lukewarm grape Kool-aid, and old Nabisco cookies on FFA-FHA Free Admission day. Good times.

DF Greenhand

Anonymous said...

Gorsuch has the same issue that Cruz, Trump, other recent federal officials have had in recent years. They feel that they hold office and can pronounce fiats for everything they want to happen. Everything. They forget they are part of a process and have to work with others on the Supreme Court, the U. S. Senate, the other two branches of federal government, etc. They seem to have forgotten that one of our greatest strengths as Americans is to actually bring opposing views together and find blended answers to make all part of the solution. Too many think it is Winner Take All for every issue all the time. No better than Attila the Hun back in the day. He often killed whole populations of conquered territories so that he wouldn't have to station troops to keep them compliant after he was captured their lands in battle. To the victor go the spoils. All of them. Death to the opponent. Are we returning to that soon?

DF Student of History

Anonymous said...

Gary Titmore, where are all of these things written about being a sophomore and needing to STFU? Why don't you tell Kamala Harris to STFU?

Anonymous said...

Barry,

The misdemeanor section lost FIVE OUT OF SIX last week. They only showed three of the losses and left "jury out" on the other two not guilty verdicts, but make no mistake. There were FIVE NGs last week in the misdemeanor section of the TCDA's office.

Anonymous said...

Remember when three blacks put three white girls and a boy back in their fancy van and raped them for hours ? Not race baiting ! Rough area !! Ought to move it to Los Vegas Trail in F W !

Anonymous said...

Well maybe they will lay golden eggs and get you out of the Boyd trailer park.

Anonymous said...

Barry- What do you think of Gorsuch as a justice?

Anonymous said...

Pretty sure that Barack Obama has made a basketball flip pass to someone, somewhere, when he was appearing at some sort of relief event. And I'm pretty sure Trump has hugged someone for comfort.