The Campaign For DA

11.30.2017

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts


  • There was a bicyclist killed in the metroplex by a guy who was allegedly DWI. One of the odd things about it was that the cyclist was riding in the middle of the night. His wife said it wasn't unusual since he worked the night shift and he was up most nights even when not working the next day. And, what I think would be a dangerous journey, he would cycle 16 miles to work at UT Dallas from Wylie. At night.
  • I fascinated by what my life would be like if I worked the "night shift." (And, side note, Night Shift is one of my all time favorite movies.)
  • I clicked on it because I wanted to see if he was a bandit. He is. He wants $20 for that. 
  • In all seriousness, how is Jeffress any different from the money changers that made Jesus go on a rampage? 
  • Mark Davis vaguely admitting past indiscretions on Wednesday as he pointed out that he isn't "throwing stones" at any of the people being caught up in sexual scandals in recent days. I dog him all the time, but I'll finally give him credit. 
  • At the U.N. Security Council table, Russia's nameplate reads "Russian Federation." That's very Star Trek like.
  • Trump was especially weird yesterday morning misleading the public with a retweet of a radical right winger Brit's post of a video of "Muslim" violence. It was actually ISIS (or possibly even fake). Trump's press secretary excused the mistake by going full Orwellian: "Whether it is a real video, the threat is real." The truth, apparently, no longer matters.
  • And when Trump received criticism, he continued to show he will fire from the hip without fact checking:
  • Both The Dallas Morning News and KXAS reported yesterday that Dallas Sheriff Lupe Valdez had resigned to run for governor. She hadn't. (Side note: That would be the worst political decision ever.)
  • Good lord, Matt! (Credit: BagOfNothing):
  • The University of Tennessee can't find anyone who wants to be the head football coach. 
  • At the courthouse yesterday, I learned that an investigator was boycotting the NFL because of the anthem protests as well as the husband of a very high ranking and super powerful office administrator. 
  • Also a funny moment at the courthouse: A gal tells me she is buying her daughter a frozen sled. I had a very confused look on my face. Another lady says, "There is no way he understands." Then I hear, "Not a frozen sled. A movie Frozen sled!"
  • Criminal defense lawyers only: I was watching a video of Advanced Criminal Law 2017. A lot of the speakers are spares but one who was fantastic was  David Guinn, Jr. out of Lubbock. His advice, paraphrased, don't worry about the "facts" in the police report -- the video is all that matters. And he is dead on. He also played a video of police interaction with one of his clients during a traffic stop to emphasize what is wrong and what's right. He started it with, "I'm not just going to stand up here and cite a bunch of cases. You can all read the seminar paper. Especially at an Advanced course. Let's do something you can actually use."
  • There's not a a guy out there who has brain who has not re-examined his life over the last two weeks and asked himself, "Have I ever done anything that could be considered inappropriate and non-consensual?"
  • Ticket fans only: I was in the front yard jacking around, in a frustrated fashion, with the lights when Mrs. LL pulled up. As she got out of the car, I said (jokingly), "I've got enough on my mind right now, I don't need your . . . ." Her response: "I pressed the bar!!!!!"  (Audio of what we re-created which may be one of my favorite audio segments of all time.)

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have definitely thought back over the years, although I know I’m clean. When I was goofing around in the office, I always slept upward.

Guinn JR. Should go teach Con Law, because his dad didn’t give me anything I could ever use.

Rage

Anonymous said...

re:
At the courthouse yesterday, I learned that an investigator was boycotting the NFL because of the anthem protests as well as the husband of a very high ranking and super powerful office administrator.
Lady Jane is rolling over in her grave... Good lordy, Barry, you have a couple of college degrees. How do you ever write a legal brief?
Is the investigator boycotting because of protests and the husband of someone?
OR
Are the investigator and the husband both boycotting because of the protests?
OR
Is all that protesting over and done, since you used 'was'?

Anonymous said...

What about Russell Simmon?? He raped people too.
Plus, Al Frankenstein has been fingered yet again!


DF Matt Plow-her

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

If you can, find the interview of Matt Liar asking Bill O'Reilly's sex scandal. It was like he was interviewing himself.

Anonymous said...

That Barney Rubble, what an actor!

Anonymous said...

There's not a woman out there who has a brain who has not re-examined her life over the last two weeks and asked herself, "How many times have I been approached in a manner that could be considered inappropriate and non-consensual?"

Anonymous said...

I was in the front yard jacking around, in a frustrated fashion, with the lights when Mrs. LL pulled up.

You really needed to flesh out that bullet point a bit more. It could have gone off in many inappropriate directions from that initial sentence. So many. So many.

DF Our Minds Run Wild

Anonymous said...

Matt has a different idea regarding Casual Friday dress than I do.

DF Not into Bondage Leather

Anonymous said...

Barry, the Lupe Valdez thing could be fun. Could you imagine the current Governor running against a lesbian with a gun and handcuffs? He might just levitate out of that wheelchair in angst.

DF Enjoys Political Theater

Anonymous said...

The RTGs made me lactate.

DF Man Who Forgot He Had Two Mammaries Himself

Anonymous said...

Funny you mention the guys...over the last month I have wondered if any of the men who made inappropriate advances and worse to me over the last 40 years have given be any thought as to what I could report them for...makes me giggle...so many...I know some might shake in their boots but some are quite dead....lol

Anonymous said...

10:04 AM Amen sister!

Anonymous said...

This little shadow puppet show I just displayed you media types never really happened and I just created it on a whim. But it totally justifies what Trump is saying so accept it as fact and truth to justify the White House position. The most factual shadow puppet show. Next question?

DF Spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Acid

Anonymous said...

THE NFL BOYCOTT IS HAPPENING. IT IS REAL. AND IT IS MAKING A VERY NEGATIVE IMPACT ON THE RATINGS WHICH WILL CAUSE SPONSORS TO DROP. ANYTIME YOU HAVE GROWN ASS MEN TAKING A KNEE WHILE OUR FLAG IS BEING HONORED THERE WILL BE SERIOUS CONSEQUENCES FROM A NATION FULL OF PATRIOTS. TOO MANY MEN HAVE GIVEN THEIR LIFE FOR THE FLAG AND MOST OF US REAL AMERICANS REFUSE TO STAND BY AND LET THESE RIDICULOUS INSULS HAPPEN WITHOUT TURNING THE CHANNEL.

SOME THINGS ARE MORE IMPORTANT THAN PRO FOOTBALL. YOU WANT TO PROTEST THEN GO FOR IT...BUT DON'T DO IT AT THE EXPENSE OF MY FLAG.

Anonymous said...

Mark Davis vaguely admitting past indiscretions on Wednesday

Well good for him. Fort Worth & Dallas media pukes rarely if ever own up to what they've done.

The Star-Telegram to this day has not addressed what happened to Jennifer Briggs when she worked at the S-T. As far as I know. Briggs wrote an excellent piece for the Dallas Observer ages ago. It is at Deadspin.com if anyone wants to read it. And to be fair the article covers much more than just what a few S-T employees allegedly did.

The unplugged sports announcer in Dallas has always ignored what he was alleged to have done again by an article in the Dallas Observer. His response is that critics call him fat. Or that they call him bald. Or that his critics call him a goddamned liberal. His media pals have always enabled him all these years later.

And what about former Tarrant County DA Joe Shannon? I think he owes the county the $375,000 that was paid to his accuser. She, the assistant DA, has since died as you may or may not know.

So it goes.

Anonymous said...

It doesn't matter if the video is true or not. We want you fake newsers to believe it's true and that's all that matters.

Sarah Huckabeef

Anonymous said...

You liberal weenie schmucks didn't have a problem with a fake video causing the massacre at Benghazi when Obammy and Hillary left Americans to fend for themselves did you?

Anonymous said...

If you have to think long and hard about your past with women then you are guilty. I can tell that any man that posts the kind of pics you do every day has zero respect for women and you see them as objects.

Anonymous said...

I'm a Michael Keaton fan. Night Shift is fantastic! LOVE BROKERS!!!!!