The Campaign For DA

10.17.2017

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts


  • Random historical event I stumbled upon yesterday: I had never heard of the Tulsa Race Riots from back in the day.
  • There were reports yesterday that the UT QB was completely knocked out on the sideline and then sent back into the game a couple of plays later. A concussion could explain why he threw the ball away on fourth down. If that's true, someone on the staff needs to lose their job for endangering the kid. 
  • God help us:
  • Someone took issue with me about how an Amazon headquarters on 287 would be great advertising because "they don't need to advertise." Really? Tell that to Coke, Coors, Home Depot, McDonalds, etc. 
  • Weatherford College has to pay back $1.4 million to the State of Texas. They worked out a payment plan and tried to get it modified but had to appear before a state board last month for approval. Here's the video. The good part is at 43:11. It might only interest a handful of people in Wise County, but they'll be very interested. The request was denied. 
  • We are now past mid-October and have no appointment of a district judge for Wise and Jack Counties. 
  • Trump saying yesterday that no past president called the families of soldiers lost in the line of duty may be his biggest lie yet. (And that is saying something.) He has still not made contact with the families of four Green Berets killed in Niger. 
  • There is nothing more entertaining (and frightening) than when Trump goes Wheels Off during a news conference. The one he called yesterday was unscheduled. 
  • Ticket fans only: During college football talk yesterday, Mike Rhyner said he didn't know if Iowa State was on OU's schedule this year. 
  • Doing payroll taxes and income taxes for my tiniest of law firm (and I hire professionals to help me) can be mind boggling just to round up the information. I don't know how big companies do it. 
  • Hey, Wise County Courthouse, it's my one and only administrative assistant's birthday today.
  • I saw a big guy in a big truck (surprise!) speed threw a convenience store parking lot and then walk into the store right before me. He had a neck tattoo. After spending a minute looking in the aisle, he approached the clerk because he couldn't find what he was looking for: A particular type of breath mint in a particular color. "I've bought them at 7-11 before!" I wish you could have seen my face. And, by the way, he simply had overlooked them. 
  • Oh, my. It's the one at Basswood and I-35. 
  • I attend driver's license hearings all the time. The greatest part is the 10 minutes before the hearings start when a bunch of lawyers and cops are in the same room. The lawyers run their mouths and the cops sit and listen. I absolutely believe this: Cops are far more professional than this new batch of lawyers out there. 
  • In the ongoing Waco Biker Trial, the judge allowed the State to amend their witness list in the middle of trial in order to call a new witness. It's been 2.5 years. The judge might as well be a member of the DA's office. 

44 comments:

Anonymous said...

So that you can stop talking about it, there was a flag on the play in which the Texas quarterback threw it away. He obviously knew this and knew that in the remote chance that he could complete the pass it would be called back anyway.

Anonymous said...

Maybe I was too harsh. If he was aware of the flag, he is not 100% sure it is on Texas. And even if you think it is on you, that is maybe more reason to get a first down because then you are still alive although it will be called back and now you still have 4th down, just 10 yards more to get a first down or possibly a touchdown. But my opinion is he knew got a holding flag so just surrendered and threw it out of bounds.

Anonymous said...

Ransom Drop: Let's just let all these DACA wetbacks stay as long as they want!

Anonymous said...

Uncle Julio's, the busiest restaurant in Ft Worth has never advertised.

allaroundbond said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MS. DARLA!

Anonymous said...

Continuing the tax talk topic: We have a property appraisal review hearing this week. You thought that all ended in late summer with the certification of the property value rolls for the various taxing entities? Nope, nope, nope. There is an exception that allows a small percentage to be carried into the fall for their appeal hearing before the Appraisal Review Board. Due to the high volume of protests in our county, our piece of property got pushed until October. Will be real interested how willing the Board will be to seriously consider adjustment at this late date or if it is just eyewash.

DF Only in Texas

Anonymous said...

Barry, please pass along a big Happy Birthday to your able assistant. No matter how old or young you are, these are occasions for celebration.

My Other Brother Darryl

SpanishWarDonkey said...

Today's RTG would give Bacon a heart attack.

Harry Hamid said...

I don't watch news conferences, but it's good that the President's are entertaining.

Someone's got to make America great again by keeping the loser of the last election in her place.

Triple Fake... said...

You're misquoting what soMEone said about your proposed Amazon HQ.
This is the quote from yesterday: "Amazon doesn't need any help with their advertising." I...er, someone, didn't say "they don't need to advertise." That was followed by mentioning the senselessness of advertising a product accessible only by computer at a time when a computer is basically inaccessible to at least one person in every vehicle passing by.
And for me, the willingness to use a brand's product is inversely proportional to the amount of that product's ad bombardment.

Your very descriptive convenience store ordeal has finally convinced me of something: People who have trouble locating their favorite breath mint color are A-holes! Not sure what all that other stuff had to do with the story.


A pastor's post about a religious film elicits a comment of "God help us"
Isn't it ironic?

Triple Fake Alanis Morissette

mzchief said...

RE: Yappy lawyers and silent cops.

I have a theory that people are either hunters or gatherers. By their very nature, trial lawyers, salesmen and entertainers are talkers much like gatherers. Cops, engineers, tax attorneys and accountants tend to be the silent hunter type. Keep in mind, both type, to be successful, needed to be listeners. Gatherers had to listen to make certain they could hear a threat and hunters had to listen for potential prey.

I'm a gatherer and my Mr. is a hunter. He tends to look like he's not paying attention but he never misses a thing. One of the things my Mr. claims to miss, while he's away working, is me talking during morning coffee. I'm not sure I believe him but that type of sweet-talk is among the things that got us to 30+ years of marriage.

mzchief said...

To SpanishWarDonkey...
Girls like today's RTG is, most likely, what made Bacon quit The Blog.

*:)

Anonymous said...

The lawyers run their mouths and the cops sit and listen. I absolutely believe this: Cops are far more professional than this new batch of lawyers out there. 


I kept my mouth shut because I didn't trust any damn one of them. It's a way for them to guess your personality and tweak how they ask your questions. Call me paranoid, but that's what lawyers do.

Anonymous said...

There is nothing more entertaining (and frightening) than when Trump goes Wheels Off during a news conference. The one he called yesterday was unscheduled. 

Uhhh, did you go to the State Fair this year and see those creepy baby dolls kids made for sculptures?

Anonymous said...

I WOULDN'T KICK HER OUT OF MY BED, UNLESS I THOUGHT SHE MIGHT BE BETTER ON THE FLOOR... BUT, I LIKE MY WOMEN LIKE I LIKE MY CHICKEN...

TF RODNEY CARRINGTON

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

Skippy, Have you ever heard of the Jasper Drag Races?

Anonymous said...

Trump keeps forging ahead while hysterical leftist focus on his tweets and press conferences. You fools are being played and you don’t even know it.

Anonymous said...

Why don't they just let the comissoners appoint one of there kinfolks or buddies to be judge like they do on JP. Shame shame

Anonymous said...

Did Obammy ever call or write the family of the border patrol agent that was killed with a gun that he and Eric Holder allowed to be smuggled across the border? Did Obammy invite the mother and father to the White House of the piece of scum that deserted his post to join up with the enemy and then swap him for five of the worst combatants held in Guantanamo? Oh by the way, that piece of scum plead guilty yesterday but didn't apologize to the men that were injured looking for him.

Anonymous said...

Hillary Clinton fell and broke her toe and was rushed to Chelsea Clinton's apartment to see her private doctor to heal it in one afternoon like he cured her pnuemonia in one afternoon during her presidential run. I want that doctors name.

Anonymous said...

Boy O' Boy counselor, you seem to be misquoting a bunch of people today.

Did Trump actually say "...no past president called the families of soldiers lost in the line of duty..."

Check your source, check your facts. We all understand that a defense attorney has not legal obligation to tell the truth, but this is outright ridiculous. I could just as easily copy and paste what he actually said, but then you won't learn.

Stay Classy

Anonymous said...

MzChief...you usually don't bother me, but I don't think your hunter/gatherer metaphor works. How is an accountant like a hunter? They operate from a completely reactive position, which is more like a gatherer. An engineer would be the same...series of data points, predictable patterns, etc.

A salesman, or a trial attorney must think on the fly...more akin to a hunter. Additionally, neither get to eat unless they kill something. Your thoughts?

I agree that listening is important, I just don't think your qualifiers are quite right.

Anonymous said...

Hot Wheels will appoint someone as soon as they give the appropriate campaign donation.

mzchief said...

To Anonymous 11:12...

My qualifier was/is talkativeness. Gatherers were talkers they did so to alert any possible predators. Hunters were silent so as to surprise any predators. Trial lawyers, salesmen and entertainers MUST be engaging communicators to be persuasive. Cops, engineers, accountants, and tax attorneys don't need to be engaging communicators they just need to be accurate.

On another point you introduced: Gatherers are opportunists and hunters are reactionaries. Chickadees are gatherers, noisy while pecking at anything they happen upon that looks tasty. Hawks are hunters that typically sit silently until they sight prey making a noise when they're about to make the kill.

Sam Brows said...

11:12...No he did not.
Granted, what he said wasn't wise, but he didn't go nearly as far as the Blogmeister here would have faithful readers believe.

NoseALot said...

RTG: Put that leg down!

Anonymous said...

Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain 10:25, you’re not supposed to notice that! You’re supposed to blame the black guy or dems! Get with it man! By the way, you are today’s winner!

Anonymous said...

Id like to gather up that RTG

Anonymous said...

Mzchief - regarding talkativeness, I guess I have to concur.

That being said, I still don't think it quite fits. As a human hunter, while possibly quiet, the plan is formulated to typically kill a particular kind of game, or a selective variety, and then the plan is implemented, i.e. nets, spears, funneling game, etc. - with the outcome determined by execution (pun intended). This type of behavior would be more suited to your first set of professions - known objective, with multiple changing variables.

Human gatherers are different in that the plan never really changes - at a certain time of year, crops are planted, and then you harvest. Same plan, little variation. Reactive. Much more akin to the latter set of professions. Your thoughts?

Anonymous said...

"I'm a gatherer and my Mr. is a hunter. He tends to look like he's not paying attention but he never misses a thing."

Well, I can think of at last one time he got took.

DF Everyone On The Blog

Anonymous said...

"Did Obammy ever call or write the family of the border patrol agent that was killed with a gun that he and Eric Holder allowed to be smuggled across the border?"

But, I thought guns didn't kill people, people kill people? Or is that only when a white guy is doing the shooting?

DF NRA Guy

Anonymous said...

President Trump has reached out to families more than any president in history....and that is saying something considering we had both 41 and 43 Bush....who were both good as well.

Anonymous said...

$1.4 million to pay back? How Many Lottery Tickets is that?

DF John Sharp

ps - luv the video. nobody fired? wow!

Anonymous said...

No judge appointed yet? Sounds like we need Street Justice!

DF Judge Roy Bean

Anonymous said...

Best RTG in recent memory... maybe ever

mzchief said...

To Anonymous 1:22...

Farmers aren't "gatherers."

Humans evolved from hunters and gatherers to mainly farmers. However, the hunter-gatherer trait remains in most.

Source

Anonymous said...

DF NRA Guy, You're right. We need to ban Obammy and Holder and not guns.

Anonymous said...

134 also the biggest inauguration crowd in history.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I watched Trump's comments about former presidents and how they handled deaths of servicemen.

You lied Green.

How is that stock market crash you and Rage were calling for?

ISIS going alright for your side?

You liberals are just dumber than a bag of hammers.

Anonymous said...

7:03

Have been drinking or using drugs?

Anonymous said...

Skippy, Did you ever make a play in baseball where you "through" a ball to first base. It kind of reminds me of the time you saw a guy in a big truck speed "threw" a convenience store parking lot.

Anonymous said...

Hey Skippy, Stay Woke!! That gets old, fast!

Anonymous said...

43:11 Interesting.