The Campaign For DA

11.15.2017

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts


  • How much money does TCU have? 
  • The Texas lawyer I wrote about, who has become infamous in the Texas legal community, now represents the Proud Boys -- a group I can only describe as a non-violent watered down Klan of guys who couldn't beat up your average high school volleyball player. I learned yesterday he was up at the Wise County courthouse. He'll be back again on 12/11 for a hearing. I'll be there with my popcorn. 
  • Stolen and modified from Richie Whitt: On Thanksgiving day in 2012 Robert Griffin III, Heisman winner and later Rookie of the Year,  shredded the Cowboys with 4 TDs. In the same month, Johnny Football lead the Aggies to an upset of Alabama. Five years later - poof - both gone from football. 
  • Long time readers know I go crazy over news stories disguised as ads. Along those lines, Mrs. LL was watching Survivor the other night and one of the rewards was a meal from Outback Steakhouse. I certainly cocked an eyebrow. Then they show them eating and one guy says, "This meat is so tender it falls off the bone!" It is Idiocracy where everything is sponsored.
  • Remember the Trump federal judicial nominee who has never tried a case or argued a motion, and didn’t disclose that he’s married to a White House lawyer? He spent a year as a paranormal investigator. You can’t make this stuff up.
  • What?
    She looks familiar.
  • The Dallas County ADA who was fired for going on a rant against an Uber driver thought it would be a good idea to make a public apology yesterday. It did not go well as she spent most of her time trying to defend her drunken actions. That lady is the perfect example of the worst kind of prosecutor. She brought down her wrath on defendants every day but when she screws up, she deflects blame. She deserves to be booted.
  • And she said, "That is not who I am." Darlin', that's exactly who you are. We are all are what we are.
  • Fishing news: "Twelve of the 18 lakes would revert to a 14-inch minimum size limit for bass. Those lakes are Granbury, Possum Kingdom, Ratcliff, Bryan, Cooper, Old Mount Pleasant, Bridgeport, Burke-Crenshaw, Georgetown, Madisonville, San Augustine and Sweetwater" Being known as Lake Bridgeport's Kayaking Jimmy Houston, this will impact me greatly.
  • Look out! Sean Hannity has turned on Roy Moore by give him 24 hours to explain himself. (That's very Wild West sounding.)
  • There appears to be a fraternity hazing death at Texas State. I have never understood hazing. Fraternities are as close to Neanderthal as we can get.
  • Bridgeport backed down on its annexation plan. I'm surprised it took them that long. 
  • Welp, I was robbed again. 
  • It will be slow around here today. I'm burying another Family Dog. If 2017 isn't the worst year on record, I'm hard pressed to find a worse one. (And for those who know us, no, it is not the Yorkie.)
  • Mrs. LL, who was crying last night, said, "If you die or Precious [the Yorkie] dies, I'd be devastated." I did the head-cocked-confused-look nod with the thought of, "I think that was sweet because she loves that dog."

30 comments:

Ernest T said...

Most large colleges have huge trust funds. Texas' endowment fund is the largest in the US, I believe.

But then again, they will spend money in order to make money. There are plenty of TCU supporters and businesses who will pay five and six figures a year to make sure that they have one of these luxury boxes to watch TCU games from. Over time, they will make that $ 100 Million investment back and more.

Anonymous said...

Those Proud Boys are an odd bunch

From Wikipedia:

Member initiation

The Proud Boys have a four-degree initiation process for new members.[11] In the first degree, a recruit must declare “I am a Western chauvinist who refuses to apologize for creating the modern world.”[12] According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, the second degree involves five or more Proud Boys punching the recruit until he names five breakfast cereals. To earn the third degree, the recruit must get a Proud Boy tattoo.[13] The fourth degree requires the recruit to get into a physical fight with an anti-fascist activist at a public rally.[14]

Anonymous said...

As of December 31, 2016, the endowment totaled $1.48 billion and ranked
66th in the nation in terms of asset value by the National Association of
College and University Business Officers’ most recent annual survey.

Triple Fake... said...

"If you die or Precious [the Yorkie] dies, I'd be devastated."
I imagine if she were to say that to the Yorkie (with the names switched), she would get the same reaction, and for the same reason..."she loves that human?!"

Anonymous said...

Griffith and Manziel were both victims of poor coaching and lack of leadership on those respective "pro" football teams. The Browns were particularly stupid.

Anonymous said...

TCU is a national powerhouse. They at least should have a stadium as nice as Allen.

Anonymous said...

Judge looks like Megan Trainor.

mzchief said...

To Barry...
You and your sweet girls (Mrs. L.L. being the sweetest) have my deepest and most sincere condolences for the loss of your fur-friends. I honestly believe, deeply loving a pet is one of the more noble acts of humans. We all know they are short-lived and their passing will cause us soul-searing grief and yet we gladly invite them into our homes and hearts.

The only true fault of a good dog/cat is that it just doesn't live long enough.

Anonymous said...

Re: Brett Halley, the Trump judge.
He's evidently a pretty decent writer on the topic of paranormal experiences. If someone looked at your resume, Barry, would it read like this?
"Indeed, before he became the embodiment of an effort to pack the courts with middle-aged, sometimes dubiously-credentialed judges, Green's daily blog, featuring bikini-clad women who generally had extremely large breasts, earned him numerous plaudits. An earlier blog featured a weekly count of the number of infants born to parents who were not married."

Anonymous said...

On a scale of 1 to 10 I have always considered myself to be about a 5 in regards to looks. If Blake Shelton is the sexiest man alive I am a solid 8.

Anonymous said...

Van Dyke is a disgraceful human but he would beat your ass to pulp. Can't speak about the rest of the proud boys.

Anonymous said...

Old white leftist Barry doesn’t understand that the Proud Boys are a joke.

Anonymous said...

Welp, I was robbed again.᤾

Because you coulda been a contender, in a Michael J. Fox sorta way.

Anonymous said...

Texas judge scolds jury for punishing rapist: I ‘did not believe the victim was raped at all’

Why was this judge presiding over a case that involved her nephew? Conflict of interest much? Kind of reminds me of the time Hillary defended a child rapist and laughed after he was found not guilty. She even said the girl deserved it.

Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear about the dog. Last year I lost both of my 17yo dogs within a month of each other, a couple of days before Thanksgiving the other 2 days before Christmas. They do bring us great joy.

Anonymous said...

She does familiar- I'm nearly sure I saw the same pic here.

Anonymous said...

Roy Moore needs Hillary as his wife so she could head up the bimbo eruptions and drag them through the mud.

Anonymous said...

Well Trump is certainly showing himself to be the racist Dems have been saying. Did you see where he interfered with a ten year vacation in China which was awarded to three blacks by the Chinese government? Yep, this is just like the plantation. Denying those fine young men their well deserved R&R

Anonymous said...

Barry, I am sorry for your loss of a family pet. All dogs do go to Heaven. Not all humans, but all dogs do. Also, do you still have the 22 lb cat?

DF Animal Lover Too

Anonymous said...

I would like to observe this wunderkind lawyer as he displays these amazing legal talents. I am always looking for new representation.

DF Vexatious Litigant

Anonymous said...

Regarding the Dallas judge: at least it wasn't where the sitting judge was having a romantic interlude with one of the attorney's appearing before her and no one knew, like occurred in the county just north of Dallas. Collin County is might strange. As proof, see our current Texas Attorney General from those environs. Crazy.

DF Ben Matlock

Anonymous said...

You can always get alumni or rich people donations for a football field. Always. Just look at my favorite institution of Oklahoma State.

DF Boone Pickens

Anonymous said...

I always enjoy fishing for crappie - both black and white. Always stay slow and steady with your jig for a great fishing experience. Kayaks not necessary.

DF Willie Landum

Anonymous said...

Blake Shelton is the Sexiest Man Alive? Well, I'll have to tell my husband that his nomination that I sent in to People Magazine must have got lost in the mail again. At least that is what I tell him.

DF Spouse Who Knows How to Cover Her Bases

Anonymous said...

Today's headlines:

Sessions Denies Lying
1 in 5 Kids Live in Poverty
Gunman kills people
Water Wet
Sun Comes Up in East
Trump is Idiot

rinse & repeat - rinse & repeat

at least they save money on having to print new newspapers each day

DF Reuters

Anonymous said...

And I am so sorry that there is video/sound recording of my bad behavior. So very very sorry.

DF Former Dallas County ADA
df hey, it's an apology, isn't it?

Anonymous said...

Before Custer led his men to a certain death he sent his two hounds back to the supply wagons ! Should have been a sign ! He owned over forty sometimes ! WE LOVE OUR PETS !!

Anonymous said...

You represented a predator that preyed on parolees. You can shove that popcorn up your rear.

Anonymous said...

I like Outback Steakhouse, but after going to Australia twice I realize how stupid and absolutely non-Australian those restaurants really are. NOTHING, except the Americanized Australian theming, is remotely Australian about the food. There are one or two Outback Steakhouses actually in Australia, in the major city where American tourists go. No self respecting Australian would set foot in either one of those restaurants.

Anonymous said...

So far, nobody is forced to pay to go to a TCU game, pay TCU tuition, or donate money for stadium improvements. It's all rather optional. If those that are happy to pay for it all want to spend money on a stadium, so be it.