The Campaign For DA

10.25.2017

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts


  • Does Fox 4's Steve Eagar have a toupee?
  • Congrats to Brock Smith for the district judge appointment.  Everyone thinks Brock and I had this huge falling out since we used to be law partners. We didn't. He walked in one day and said, "I think we should split up." I said, "OK." It was like that episode of Seinfeld where Jerry's girlfriend broke up with him in the diner. We are friends. I've had to explain that to at least four people this week. 
  • Someone asked me if I would run for election for next March's Republican Primary for district judge. The answer is no. For my future, my eyes are on the beaches of Costa Rica more that the any benches in Wise County.
  • There were no protesters at Trump Jr.'s appearance yesterday. That confuses me. 
  • In the last two weeks I've seen two former district judges from Tarrant County appearing in the Wise County District Court in criminal cases. One I would trust with my life. One I wouldn't lend $10 to.
  • The greatest part of getting older is that you don't care what you say. (See above bullet point.) 
  • Speaking of, since the great Judge Fostel died, we have had some guy named Judge Weeks, a retired judge, fill in. He seems to be, I think, a good older guy, but there was a weird transformation about him. He started off being kind and then, oddly, turned into a little bit of a tyrant. Last week, I asked for a first-time continuance because of an out of town softball tournament for my daughter.  He granted it but looked at me and said, "I'll allow you to got to your softball game." You'll allow me?  Buddy, I was going regardless of what you said, and if you threw me in jail it would been the greatest day of my life. It would give rise to the most fantastic blog post of all time and the defense bar from across the state would come rushing in like it was Normandy to get me out of there within an hour. 
  • Unlike him, we now have a judge who understands the Fourth Amendment. 
  • Hot sports opinion: Winless Baylor beats Texas this weekend. #SportsGenius
  • High school football rankings. Uh, what?: 
  • I've been saying for a year that radio boy Mark Davis has lost his mind. He wrote this for the Dallas Morning News. Dude, Trump ran as a Republican and you supported him. 
  • The soon to be released JFK files interest me. 
  • How was it 103 degrees in Los Angelas yesterday?
  • Incompetence: "Travis County District Attorney Margaret Moore announced Monday that prosecutors have dropped all charges against state Rep. Dawnna Dukes, ending a two-year saga in which the veteran Austin Democrat was investigated by the Texas Rangers, indicted on corruption charges, and beat the rap."

42 comments:

Anonymous said...

Here's a (ex)teacher who obviously enjoyed handing out homework...
http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/36414656/teacher-accused-of-bringing-students-home-for-sex

Anonymous said...

Brock Smith is a very caring and smart man.
Wise county should be proud of their Governor for this appointment
to the system.

wordkyle said...

Davis's observation on Cuban's running as a Republican shows that Davis has lost his mind? Your personal antipathy for Davis has warped your meter, counselor.

Anonymous said...

You said this . . .

"Mark Davis said in the Dallas Morning News that it would be absurd if Mark Cuban ran for President as a Republican". The most LAUGHABLE thought is YOU running for District Judge as a REPUBLICAN. Now, THAT's comical and absurd !!!

Anonymous said...

Does Wise County's Barry Green wear shoe lifts?

Anonymous said...

Mark Cuban running for POTUS as anything is absurd. What a dweeb!

Anonymous said...

Congrats to Brock Smith. The guv could not have made a better appointment...

Anonymous said...

It would give rise to the most fantastic blog post of all time and the defense bar from across the state would come rushing in like it was Normandy to get me out of there within an hour. 


It will be lame.

Anonymous said...

George HW Bush apologizes after actress claims he 'sexually assaulted' her from his WHEELCHAIR


Do these high and mighty Hollywood idiots know what a sexual assault even is?
Geez, it is all about them trying to get more publicity.

Anonymous said...

Uh, there is actually an adult male who looks at high school football polls and more specifically, the "others receiving votes" section and then researches to see if any of those teams have losing records and shouldn't get votes? And then feels the world needs to know? Wow. Hey, dude. Your life called and would like you to find it.

Anonymous said...

Ms. Dukes was and is a train wreck. First she would serve her term. Then she would resign early to avoid indictment. Then she decided to go ahead and serve. Then she decides to stand for re-election. Who knows what the future holds. Definitely out for her own self in her dealings, not public service. Evidenced by the many statements from her own lips in the Austin American Statesman and her actions in office.

DF Speaker of the Texas House

Anonymous said...

Barry, are you saying Costa Rican beaches are better than our beaches? Our feelings are hurt.

DF Lake Bridgeport

Anonymous said...

Bacon is stirring in the grave.

DF Today's RTG

Anonymous said...

Back and to the left. Back and to the left.

DF Oliver Stone

Garry Solmonson said...

Is that the same Brock Smith that was DA in Weatherford like 35 years ago? Knew him then...good guy.

Anonymous said...

There were no protesters at Trump Jr.'s appearance yesterday. That confuses me.

It's the greatest insult of all -- apathy

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

No Garry, that was brother Mac Smith (I am 99% sure). Good to see a long ago voice from KZEE radio commenting here.

DF 50,000 Watt Blowtorch

Anonymous said...

Clinton foundation paid for Fake report of Our President ?
Why and how did Obummer not know about this?. Are you going to comment on this?

Seems the president was right about it all fake news by the Demarcates and The Crazy Lady

Anonymous said...

re:There were no protesters...
You and Mrs LL missed such a grand opportunity. I can hear the fans sighing now.

Anonymous said...

The greatest part of getting older is that you don't care what you say.
________________

You'll allow me? Buddy, I was going regardless of what you said, and if you threw me in jail it would been the greatest day of my life.



Why didn't you rebuke the judge when you were to face to face with him? It looks like you do care what you say, Mr. Empty Barrel. You have to be the emptiest barrel anywhere. Go get 'em, tiger.

Anonymous said...

Not a peep on the whole "The Clinton campaign and DNC paying for the "dirty dossier"? Really?

That dossier was the basis for assigning special counsel to investigate "Russian collusion" and come to find out the people responsible for ACTUAL, MATERIAL collusion is.....nevermind, they're Democrats so it's a nothing burger.

Counselor, you often imply the insanity of Trump supports based on your elementary school like opinion of Trump. How would you categorize your continued support of the Democrats?

Stay Classy

Anonymous said...

Hot sports opinion: Winless Baylor beats Texas this weekend. #SportsGenius

HAHAHAHA, That's funny Barry

Anonymous said...

How was it 103 degrees in Los Angelas yesterday?

Well, it started off under 100 degrees. Then gradually, it was 99, then 100, 101, 102...

Hope this helps.

Anonymous said...

Barry has a daughter?

Anonymous said...

Any Fusion GPS News?

mzchief said...

I watched the entire Cuban interview on OBJECTified and actually walked away thinking far more highly of Cuban than I had prior to the interview. Cuban made it abundantly clear he has not made a decision about running for POTUS. Cuban actually said he's "fiercely Independent" but when pushed to make a choice between running as a Democrat or a Republican Cuban picked Republican. Cuban's reasoning for picking Republican was that the Republican party has a place for someone who's "socially a centrist" and "fiscally conservative." Cuban did not predicate any decision to run or not to run for POTUS on Trump being in office or running against Trump.

Source

Seems like some people are just desperate for click-bait and/or lacking adequate comprehension skills thus trying to create a Cuban vs Trump Billionaire Deathmatch.

disclaimer: I'm not a fan of Cuban or Trump and hate reality t.v. but I'd watch a Cuban vs Trump Billionaire Deathmatch.

Anonymous said...

Speaker Joe Straus just announced he won't run for reelection. Will serve out his term to the end of 2018. God help us all. The crazies will come out of the woodwork.

DF Sam Houston

Anonymous said...

So you actually believe that attending an out of town, high school softball game, is more important than actually conducting a trial? Are you the coach? Are you the team trainer?
I realize moments with kids are important, but the prosecutor has done their work and is ready to go, witnesses are ready, a jury is ready. How do you think that a personal, nice-to-do event morally outweighs the cost to taxpayers and private citizens on their own time that are ready to see the justice system work?
This isn't taking a stand to let some crucial part of your defense be allowed, it's not protecting a source or picking some moral high ground.

Anonymous said...

A political opponent paid for in-depth opposition research (a dossier) on the fellow on the other side? I am shocked! And they found some items of possible illegality? Double shocked! We are waiting for the cool heads of Congress to weigh in so this all gets cooled down with common sense. Oh wait, forgot it was American 2017. Never mind.

DF Reality Television

Anonymous said...

Why doesn’t America hating Barry move to Costa Rica already? Answer: because Barry is a fraud on the most fundamental level.

Anonymous said...

Why protest Jr. in his safe location, when his big daddy is in town today at a more public venue? Loved the part of Jr's speech, where he was talking about free speech at an event where the press had to pay $5000 to get in. That includes UNT's student newspaper. Previous versions of this speaker series have been at hotels, but UNT decided to pay big bucks to have it at Jerry World instead.

Anonymous said...

We knew that establishment Republicans and the DNC paid the firm of the Steele dossier from the very beginning. Here's a Guardian article from May -- five months ago -- that says

"Last year, a political intelligence firm in Washington, Fusion GPS, hired Steele to investigate Trump’s dealings with Russia. The DNC paid for the work after its initial funder, a wealthy Jeb Bush supporter, dropped out."

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/may/10/qa-what-we-know-about-alleged-links-between-trump-and-russia

So before you shout "Fake News," get your facts straight.

Anonymous said...

UNT paid nothing to have it at Jerry World. An high dollar individual paid for it. All of it. By his or her self. And that person set the conditions. I don't know why UNT allowed their name to be connected to it, but no one associated or affiliated with the school was in favor of it.

11:48, I'm just going to pretend that I didn't see that. Without Straus we don't stand a snowball's chance against the lunacy of Patrick and his patsy, Abbott.

Anonymous said...

Can confirm at Plano Balloon Fest Steve Eagar's hair is real.

Anonymous said...

Congrats to FW defense attorney Richard Henderson, who beat the brakes off one of the TCDA's Office's supposed rising stars. The pretrial offer made on the Failure to Register case was 25 years TDC. The defendant was sentenced by a jury to 6 years TDC. The thought was that she put such a high rec on the case because it was a lay down with big criminal history which, if that theory is correct, means she was cherry picking which is something that has been said of her before. Henderson crushed the state of Texas, and 6 years is more than fair for failure to register.

Anonymous said...

I kind of wished now that Hitlary would have won the election to see her have to be frog marched to prison in an orange jump suit. Oh how the worm has turned.

Anonymous said...

What about the Trump Dossier? Was it just a dirty Leftist lie Barry?

Anonymous said...

Can't some of you guys read? That dossier (opposition research) was originally paid for by a Jeb Bush supporter. When Jeb dropped out, they dropped it. The DNC then paid to continue it. There is no illegality about it. The information developed so far has great interest to the FBI who are continuing to connect the dots. Let's see who does the prep walk - if anyone does - when Mueller's team finishes their investigation.

Anonymous said...

Sports genius, Baylor beating anyone is unlikely. Beating Texas this week is impossible.

MDB said...

RTG...oh my, butterface!

Anonymous said...

Her tan is off..shouldn't her boobs be white and her neck brown...or maybe she bought brown ones.