The Campaign For DA

11.29.2017

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts



  • It's been a long time since I've done a double take at my computer screen as I did at around 7:00 a.m. this morning: NBC has fired Matt Lauer for sexual misconduct. And they got rid of him at the speed of light. He made $28 million a year.
  • Of course, the "Grab 'Em By The P" Guy had to weigh in this morning. Incredible.: 
  • He certainly will never be recognized.
  • Four hunters in Dallas County ended up lost and stranded because they were chasing a pig. #ModernDayTexas
  • Let's see where we stand as the year comes to an end. A Republican president. A Republican Senate. A Republican House. And we still have Obamacare. No tax law change. No wall. And indictments coming. This is going very well. 
  • Good, lord!: 
  • Tarrant County GOP leaders don't want Joe Barton to run for re-election. I hope he doesn't because I don't want to think about that picture ever again. 
  • North Korea launched another test missile. Trump said, in his normal vague fashion, "We will take care of it." 
  • My brother-in-law on Mrs. LL's side picked up a guitar last weekend and played the beginning to Classical Gas flawlessly. It was enough to make get out of my chair and go watch. 
  • As I get older, I'm stunned by my recognition of how naive I was as a young man and a young lawyer. I watched and read The Firm years ago and thought, "That's a good drama. Not great but good." Now I watch it and think, "This crap actually does happen."
  • I began my Clark Griswald Christmas Decoration Yard Project last night. 
  • My first UTEP basketball post: Last night, after the team lost, their coach quit and announced it in his post game press conference.
  • Trump, for some reason, this morning retweeted a video of "Muslim Destroys Statue of Virgin Mary!"
  • The Goofy Texas Supreme Court judge claims he performed the Heimlich maneuver on a man at a Chick-fil-A . Before it, he said, "[I was] hunched over my MacBook, munching some Chick-fil-A chicken strips while discussing errands with my wife on my cell.” He's a Renaissance Man! And the fact this allegedly happened at a Chick-fil-A is a nice touch.




33 comments:

Anonymous said...

North Korea launched another test missile. Trump said, in his normal vague fashion, "We will take care of it." 


Please tell us, what response from Trump would satisfy you?

Anonymous said...

Bosnian Muslims. I hate Bosnian Muslims.




DF Bosnian Blues Brothers General

Anonymous said...

Lil Kim seems ro have his guidance tweaked pretty well now along with his ability to plant one anywhere on the planet.
Shout out to Loral Space Corp, and Monica's borfriend for this wonderful endowment.

Not Sam

Anonymous said...

The Iraq War was due to "Weapons of Mass Destruction". Are we stupid enough to fall for this again?

Anonymous said...

Oh wow. The Bosnian guy is a modern-day Budd Dwyer.

Andy Stevenson said...

Matt Lauer firing. That should lower their salary cap.

Anonymous said...

You got room in the drive-way for my RV, Barry?

DF Cousin Eddie

Anonymous said...

Somewhere, Ann Curry is quietly smiling and nodding her head.

DF Al Roker

Anonymous said...

The UTEP coach is Tim Floyd....

Oh sports genius since you didn't mention his name, might want to go google his career... he's not just generic anonymous "UTEP coach".

Anonymous said...

Hey, I was just trying to appeal to the younger demographic with all the inappropriate texting of nude pictures. Isn't that what the kids do these days?

DF Smoky Joe Barton

Anonymous said...

Walsh Ranch will be a monster of a housing development. Sad to see all that great ranch land covered with houses someday.

DF Home Where the Buffalo Once Roamed

Anonymous said...

I think the same thing about Better Call Saul. I don't see it as much when I'm in rural counties, but in the larger counties and especially Harris County where I know the scene, I see small-time hustlers trying anything they can to make a few bucks. They'll charge $50 per appearance in a criminal case to try and drive business, then plead their guy out as soon as humanly possible with no investigation. The ones who hang out a shingle hustle appointments from the coordinators with gifts (although the new law putting everyone on a wheel eliminated that, except for the judges that now don't give appointments for discretionary things like mediation because they can't control who's on their wheel), and I know of first year associates who pay a price for a political mistake far greater than lawyers who make substantive mistakes and aren't near as good. I tell people that big-city lawyering is very close to Better Call Saul, and they don't believe me, but I see it almost every day.

Some Houston Lawyer

Anonymous said...

That facial tattoo doesn't look bad to me.

DF Mike Tyson

Anonymous said...

You had to actually search out the Barton pic and click on a link to view it. Why did you do that? More questions than answers.

Anonymous said...

Those hog hunters were unprepared idiots. Hope Dallas County back charges them for the unnecessary rescue. Heading out in the dark without kit, on unfamiliar land, and evidently no land-nav skills will get you what you deserve every time.

SpanishWarDonkey said...

Yeah BG, gotta go with the first commenter. Trump can't (or rather, won't, because he's all hat) do anything without China's blessing. He also can't back down from his "fire and fury" comment. So which would you prefer?

Personally, I was surprised by his rather muted response. He didn't say we'd placate them, or ask them what they want. He also didn't start calling the Joint Chiefs.

Anonymous said...

The Left always destroys itself eventually. The unknown is how many of us they will take with them.

Anonymous said...

You are still naive Barry. Dunning-Kruger says so.

Anonymous said...

Little Barry can't focus.

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

Not a Lauer fan, repeat, not a Lauer fan but I can see that this whole "I'm speaking out, me too" crap can unjustifiably ruin a lot of men's lives. It seems that it is the latest bandwagon on which to hop aboard. Newflash, just because you have an X and Y chromosome doesn't automatically make you a sexual deviant. In addition, having two X chromosomes doesn't make you a saint or pure as the driven snow. Before we start bashing every man that ends up in the paper, we better try to figure out the truth.....the context. Moreover, there was a time in this country when a lot of things were "joked" about even in a work setting. I remember a famous episode of Seinfeld being discussed at a place where I worked and no one seemed to have a problem laughing about it. As far as Barton, seems a little old to be partaking in stuff like that but it sounded as though he had a relationship with the women. Instead of bashing Barton (who I don't know or care about) perhaps we should also consider the lousy lady who released the picture (or allowed it to be released). I am willing to bet that everyone reading your post has something in their closet they would hate to have come out; something that they did with someone they thought they could trust. So an old guy likes to have sex with a female with whom he has a relationship and sends a stupid pic to her saying essentially that he wants her.........SHOCKING!!!!!!! I am surprised by your thoughts on this Barry......would have figured you would have been more of a live and let Iive kind of a guy on this one.

Anonymous said...

AND 3 YEARS FROM NOW HE WILL GET RE-ELECTED TO A SECOND TERM...AND THIS TIME I WILL DAMN SURE TAKE YOUR MONEY.

Anonymous said...

Yes, some women will take advantage of the environment we find ourselves in today, but a LOT of other women have righteous complaints that have been held down by men in charge. Have seen it happen through the years with a lot sleaze male supervisors. Because they were in supervisory roles, they skated. No one complained, even with HR policies in place, because there was a price to pay on the back side. Yes, as XYZ Corporation we welcome your complaint and bringing this situation to our attention. Oh, and by the way, we are cutting back and will have to let you go next year. Just coincidence. The message came through loud and clear, keep your mouth shut and your head down. If the pendulum swings a little far the other way, maybe women are due after all these decades. And harassment knows no boundary because of age, race, physical appearance, or even gender.

DF A Guy Who Has seen It All

Anonymous said...

I'm writing this down here so I can come back in a few weeks and check it for accuracy. Today in TC criminal docket, the talk is that the TC DA is about to clean house once the time for drawing an opponent passes. According to the speculation, that office will be about 3 or 4 court chiefs light, come this time next month.

Anonymous said...

Ha good one!

Anonymous said...

Barry doesn't realize that he is entering a new phase in his life where he is wrong all of the time.

Anonymous said...

Scattershooting...
Throwing my bullshit flag on the Supreme Court Jester's heroics. Seems like saving a man's life at a Chik-fil-A would be a good way to boost his "good guy" imagine and perhaps speed up his confirmation. Check his massive twitter following. He has 104,000 and I guarantee that at least a 1/3 are bot followers that are foreign. Is it really wise for a man with that many fake foreign accounts to be confirmed to a seat on a federal level?
There is a tremendous amount of seediness in Justice Willett other than his big-business-over-the-little-guy court rulings.

Walsh Ranch is planned to be a huge housing development. Does everyone realize that the Republican Tax Reform Plan that is about to pass the Senate includes provisions to eliminate the deduction from mortgage loans and property taxes. Personally, that amounts to a $10,000 deduction that I would no longer be able to make. That will crush the housing market. First time buyer market has almost been eliminated in the DFW metroplex already. If this version somehow passes the Senate and makes it thru the House, we will see another immediate recession. Our economy runs on the housing market and cheap energy.

Finally...
Auburn has beaten two seperate number 1 teams in the nation. If they win against Georgia, they have every right to be in the 4 team playoff. TCU has a valid argument if they beat Oklahoma and vise versa. Wisconsin is undefeated and deserves a spot. Clemson/Miami winner also deserves consideration. It will be a complete farce if Alabama somehow squeezes in. Under no circumstances should a team who does not win their conference championship deserve a chance at a national championship.

The University of Texas football program is in trouble. No quarterback. No Backfield. No Offensive Line. No offense at all. This is not what was expected from Tom Herman. I have been extremely underwhelmed with his first year.

DFW Godfather


P.S.

Dear Channel 11 News,
How much longer is Keith Russell on contract? #Spare

More Gilma Avalos please!

Anonymous said...

Never hear of the title Classical Gass...but I have heard it all my life...my rock is small.

Anonymous said...

Exactly ! Anything he says or does is wrong

Anonymous said...

Matt Plow-Her

Anonymous said...

I blame the stupid ass defense lawyer for enabling the Bosnian General to kill himself. The lawyer must suck if he didn't see that coming?
How stupid could that lawyer be? Maybe he was a prosecutor before that.

Anonymous said...

Let's see where we stand as the year comes to an end. A Republican president. A Republican Senate. A Republican House. And we still have Obamacare. No tax law change. No wall. And indictments coming. This is going very well.

Hey Skippy, Stay Woke!! Did you hear where the GDP was revised upwards today to 3.3? You never heard the words revised upwards during the Obammy administration did you?

Anonymous said...

Seems like everybody should be happy about the Bosnian General. What's not to like about that outcome?

And why do we have suicide watch for prisoners on death row? Seems like we should have suicide classes instead.