The Campaign For DA

11.13.2017

Random Monday Morning Thoughts




  • The Decatur Eagles will play Abilene Wylie in the playoffs. It is bizarre how many times they have faced them. And Abilene Wylie seems to have their number every time. 
  • Ladies and Gentleman, I present to you the President of the United States. I seriously thought this was a parody account at first. He's a Junior High girl:
  • Funny: 
  • Wise County voted down two proposed Texas constitutional amendments which would allow limited raffles as sporting events. That seems odd. Both passed statewide.
  • This will interest very few of you, but check out this affidavit from a former (and very respected) assistant DA in Waco crucifying his former boss on ethics allegations.
  • This unqualified new judge, appointed by Trump, is 36 years old.

  • Sean Hannity had Roy Moore on for a soft-ball interview and it blew up. Moore said he never dated any girl without their mom's permission. He was a 30-something assistant D.A. Good lord. 
  • Below is Billy Graham's son. I remember when Christians used to pray for the victims. 
  • An Uber driver alleges that while he was giving a Dallas County assistant district attorney a ride late Friday night, she hit him, insulted him and accused him of kidnapping her.  Uh, he recorded it. (It is shocking, and if she isn't fired this morning for embarrassing the office, something is very wrong.)
  • The new UNT Law School in Dallas just had a dismal bar passing rate but the Dallas Morning News thinks it is great. This is the silliest paragraph ever:"UNT's passage rate — 59 percent — is far from the over-90 percent rates at law schools at Baylor University and the University of Texas at Austin. But it's only a few points below some older Texas schools and, as the ABA Journal noted, among law schools nationwide, UNT Dallas did better than even some who have already been fully accredited." So it's not far behind the second worst Texas law school, and there actually exists other law schools somewhere in the country that scored worse that 59%. Talk about a low bar. 
  • That party was lit!
  • There are 352 Texas high school football playoff games. After a quick look, this appears to be the best game: Shallowater (9-1) vs. San Angelo Grape Creek (1-9), 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Snyder. Someone explain to me how a one win team gets qualifies for the playoffs. 
  • College football: (1) Thrashings that I did not expect to be thrashings: OU over TCU. Miami over Notre Dame. Auburn over Georgia. Ohio State over Michigan State. (2) I'm highly entertained by Baker Mayfield. (3) Baylor lost to Tech by 14 points despite leading in total yardage 523 to 347. Moral: You cannot turn the ball over. (4) Auburn's fantastic quarterback was a Baylor commit who left once the scandal broke. I was mad at him initially, but I've softened. It was in his best interest, and I'm not going to dog a college kid for doing what is in his best interest. (5) Auburn vs. Alabama will be interesting. And it is in Auburn. (6) The normally empty stadium at UNT had a really good crowd on Saturday.
  • Good, lord: 
  • Good, lord 2.0:
  • “Every time (Putin) sees me, he says, 'I didn't do that' . . . and I believe, I really believe, that when he tells me that, he means it." Incredible. Just ignore what every single U.S. Intelligence agency has said.  And Trump made that statement on Veteran's Day. 
  • Oh, Alabama: 

  • Mrs. LL and the Freshman in The House had an incident in a Fort Worth Chili's.The waitress dropped a tray at the end of the meal and salsa flew all over the Freshman. No biggee. Accidents happen. But some of the salsa flew into her eye and immediately started burning. The goofy waitress just laughed and walked away. When she came back to clean up the mess, Mrs. LL said she needed eye wash and needed it now. The waitress said she didn't think they had any. A frustrated Mrs. LL, who has expert waitress experience, said, "In the kitchen there is a safety kit. In that kit there is eye wash. And if it is not in there. I'm calling OSHA." Yep, Mrs. LL threatened someone with OSHA. (There was eye wash in there. And the manager came out and said, "I'm so sorry" about a million times.) It hurt the next day and went to the eye doctor. He actually diagnosed it as a "chemical burn."


42 comments:

Anonymous said...

The Dallas DA's office will not fire that dumb broad, she's a honey pot. Every county has them, even good 'ol Wise County has one.

-buyerninety

Andy Stevenson said...

Chili’s. For God’s sake it was a little bit of pepper juice which would have quit burning in a few minutes. A quick walk to the bathroom to splash some water in the eye would have solved this. Snowflakes much.

Anonymous said...

Know who else is a well-respected ADA who was fired by Reyna in retaliation for how she stomped him when he was a defense lawyer?

Beth Toben.

Triple Fake... said...

there is a bit of a difference between saying "Good lord" and "Good, lord".
Look into it

A friend and I were dining at a Black-eyed Pea, and a waiter dropped a full tray right at our feet. We only got a little bit of food on our shoes, and the manager gave us free dessert.

Improvised emergency eye wash procedure: Stick a straw into a glass of water and hold finger over the opening. Have the victim lean her head back. You may have to assist holding the eye open. Drip the water into the affected eye. Then tell the manager "Well, the food is on us, but the meal is on you!"

Anonymous said...

Alvord 2-8
Chico 4-6
Boyd 2-8

Do any of these really deserve to be in the playoffs ? Do their play off shirts say what their record is? However, the funniest will be the no defense playing eagles getting beat by Wylie again!

Anonymous said...

Saturday was UNT's homecoming game. They also clinched as C-USA West champion and earned a spot in the conference championship game.

Anonymous said...

Here is the reason for the HS football deal....

You know have 4 teams out of every district gets into the playoffs. It is like College Football. No matter how bad you are, you still can make the playoffs or get a bowl game. If your entire district is bad, then it is easy for a 1-9 team to make the playoffs.

Anonymous said...

UNT's Dallas law school .... student demographics play a role in passing rates.
Total enrollment 3,030
African-American 1,020 34%
Asian 67 2%
Caucasian 500 17%
Hispanic 1313 43%
International 28 1%
Other 102 3%

https://www.untdallas.edu/why/about/stats


But all in all, having a lower tier law school with laxer standards to permit students who, for whatever reason, can't get into Baylor or UT is a good thing.

So what if they have to retake the bar exam. They'll get up to snuff eventually.

Apples and oranges, Barry.

Anonymous said...

I've had a chemical burn in one eye. It's not fun and there are treatments for it. Just washing it out doesn't fix it.

Anonymous said...

He's a Junior High girl.

Pot, meet kettle.

Anonymous said...

Can we say "Elena Kagan?" Oh, wait. Kagan was certainly qualified for a life-time appointment to the US Supreme Court due to her ability to use technology and knowledge of "pop culture."

Anonymous said...

UIL including 4 teams out of every district is like giving out "participation" trophies! :-)

Anonymous said...

Talley may be actually unqualified, but the ABA's evaluation is meaningless. Grasz is absolutely qualified, but ABA gave him an "unqualified" rating because they don't like his politics. The ABA is a worthless, leftist "social justice" lobby that is no longer able to give an objective rating of judicial nominees.

Anonymous said...

UNT has over 3000 law students?

There were, maybe, 30 people in my law school graduating class.

Man, in two years, all those dumb ass first-year UNT lawyers are going to be committing malpractice on an hourly basis.

Rage

Anonymous said...

A good number of the UNTDCOL students are people who could get into one of the better schools -- but can't afford SMU and have responsibilities keeping them from attending school somewhere other than Dallas.

In-state tuition & fees is less than $16K/year -- if they are paying full rate. That would be tempting as hell rather than paying, for example, SMU's estimated ~$53K/year in tuition and fees.

Anonymous said...

Elana Kagan could also play softball with the best of them. If you know what I mean.

Anonymous said...

9:28 - 100 UNT law students jumping up and down in unison in a third floor apartment doesn’t help either.

Anonymous said...

What are the odds that Green is looking for a payday because of the accident at Chili's?

Go get 'em, tiger.

Anonymous said...

So, you going into the Chili's business now? If you had thrown out the "I'm a lawyer" line, they might have paid you off.
Hurt eye, gotta be worth 10k or so.

Anonymous said...

UNT Law in Dallas has fewer than 300 students total, and none of them live in the undergrad student apartments in Denton that had the floor collapse.

Anonymous said...

957....would a life`s time worth income would be higher for SMU grad or UNT grad?

Anonymous said...

9:28
I agree, but sure don't want them to be my attorney for the first 10-12 years. After a decade or so, the worst will vanish and the others will rise to their level of incompetence.

BTW: It hasn't been that long since Texans could 'read for the bar exam', working in a law office and taking the exam based on experience.

BTW #2: Law and medicine...the two professions where the holder of the license 'practices' the trade. Scary, huh?

mzchief said...

"“Every time (Putin) sees me, he says, 'I didn't do that' . . . and I believe, I really believe, that when he tells me that, he means it." Incredible. Just ignore what every single U.S. Intelligence agency has said."

Do you mean to honestly expect us to believe you don't know the difference between believing someone believes what THEY are saying and YOU believing what they're saying?

I've no doubt people who claim that Jesus is the son of God and saviour of humanity believe what they're saying and mean it. However, regardless of their belief and me acknowledging their belief, I don't believe what they're saying. See how that works?

Anonymous said...

11:01 -

Your comment attributes to the President a level of nuance in the use and understanding of our language that Trump has--time and time again--proven that he lacks. That, compounded with the fact that Trump has repeatedly said he doesn't agree with multiple US intelligence agencies, means a reader looking at the totality of the issue understands exactly what Trump meant.

But sure, let's start proof-texting Trump's comments like fundies do with the Bible. That'll end well.

Anonymous said...

In the main, the bar for lawyers in general is apparently quite low already.

Anonymous said...

UIL football playoffs are a joke. It's partly the 'everyone gets a trophy' mentality from the snowflakes, and the coaches love it because they can put on their resume that they carried their team to the playoffs 10 years in a row (while possibly never having a winning season). Out in the 'real world' they would fall flat on their face.

Anonymous said...

10:45 - Wrong, that was a UNT law school party.

Anonymous said...

957....would a life`s time worth income would be higher for SMU grad or UNT grad?

The average graduate's lifetime income from UNT will probably be much lower at this point -- because the average student's qualifications are munch lower at this point. But for a given student, I'd guess that the expected lifetime income from either school is about the same, provided they pass the bar (which really is not very much a function of the law school curriculum itself at most schools).

I've been hiring and working with graduates of TAMU law since it was DFW School of Law, and have done the same with graduates other schools, including SMU, for the same amount of time. Comparable students perform the same, and earn the same. Some of the graduates from either have no common sense, or no work ethic, or otherwise just don't have what it takes to success in a law practice. My experience is limited to the better students at any of the schools, but really there is not a whole lot of difference. And the UNT folks are really working hard to make their students practice-ready, which beats some UT grad that spent their time with gender/race/law intersectional studies.

Anonymous said...

11:20 -- interesting. What's your source? News stories say it was an undergrad homecoming party hosted by a UNT junior. And it's 40 miles away from the law school.

Anonymous said...

That was a bad accident on Harry Hines. I thought you folks learned from mine way back when.

DF Jayne Mansfield

Anonymous said...

Dallas ADA behavior equals bad bath salts. And she didn't get it here.

DF The Gas Pipe

Anonymous said...

Today's RTGs make me proud to be an American.

DF Judge Roy Moore

Anonymous said...

Regarding the judicial nomination by Trump: Do I remember correctly that when George W. nominated Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court, she had never sat as a judge in any court? Seems kind of like nominating a Methodist minister to be a Catholic Pope. In the same general business, but just not the same specialty. Not a good nomination.

DF Apples to Apples

Anonymous said...

11:35 - Wrong. Fake news.

Anonymous said...

Hillary Clinton raped me when I was younger. Skippy, will you represent me if I sue her?

Anonymous said...

What kind of idiot would not just pick up a glass of water and wash the salsa out of her eye?

Anonymous said...

Christians are to pray for everyone. And it is sad how your defense attorney hat comes flying off for political expediency.

Anonymous said...

Woke, LSD must have raped your mind when you were younger. Might could sue your dealer though.

Anonymous said...

Thank you 11:29

Anonymous said...

It's been 10 years since Decatur and Wylie played in football.

Anonymous said...

Video of argument regarding Twin peaks Brady violations.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZYnCpU5vx8


Anonymous said...

Maybe Roy Moore is the victim???