The Campaign For DA

12.15.2017

Random Friday Morning Thoughts


  • This headline in itself got my attention. But my jaw dropped once I saw the lead lawyer has the same name as a lawyer in Decatur. I presume it is him.  I'll give him credit. Trying to get a jury worked up over a "luxury home builder" who is mad at a bank seems like a pretty big task. 
  • And Another (Texas.) But to be fair, she did meet him in church.
  • An Alamo Draft House is coming to Denton. And it looks like it'll be near the I-35 split.
  • Dear DPS: Tell me why when I watch one of your videos using the software "WatchGuard" included in your DVD I see this: 
    Propriety software screenshot
  • . . . but if I'm smart enough to root out the video file on the DVD (and I am) and play it with a free downloaded program I suddenly see onscreen data? I am not making this up. Is there a button I'm not clicking or is something amiss?
    Free downloaded program screenshot
  • EDIT: This is from a commentor. Is this true? HOLY CRAP! They have been withholding evidence? 
  • There is no way this story is true. The bank won't cancel the draft and issue a new one? They want an indemnity agreement in case the original is "illegally cashed"? 
  • The AG Paxton aide who I posted about yesterday no longer has his job. He was an assistant DA back in the day and continued to work for the government. You make inappropriate comments about women in that position you should lose your job. He was paid $151,000 a year, plus pension, plus medical, plus expenses.
  • There is a huge difference between humor and offensive comments in the workplace. And it is not hard to see the difference. 
  • As I predicted after watching just 30 minutes of the trial, Rhome Police Chief Brandon Davis was found not guilty. The AG's office, who was in charge of the prosecution, had subpoenaed over 30 witnesses. If there was ever proof needed that they have no idea what they are doing, that is it. Those people are not trial lawyers. 
  • This might appeal to only a few but it is one of the most amazing things I have ever seen. One of Trump's federal judge nominees gets grilled for five minutes in a Senate hearing. He admitted he had never tried a case, never argued a motion, had never conducted a deposition and, shockingly, didn't know what a Motion In Limine was. He had ultimate Shake Voice. It's almost a "Must Watch." 
  • Scandalous Pajama Guy can't do anything right. The crazy part is I think Texas voters might re-elect him. 
  • I thought the official White House Christmas photo reminded me of something. 

  • I've said this many times. I don't, in any form or fashion, like Star Wars. It's simply boring. (And I went and saw the original in the theater with my dad.) But if I watch any Star Trek TV show or movie, so long as Captain Kirk is in it, it is great. 
  • I told a friend at the courthouse the other day that most cemeteries are owned by funeral homes and they make money from selling the plots. I was wrong. I had no idea the Eastside Cemetery in Bridgeport was owned by the city (according to information provided by a reliable source.)
  • I hate This Is Us. It's a fantastic show but my job is to deal with people in crisis. I don't need to go through it again at night. 

43 comments:

Anonymous said...

Welp hopefully you withhold judgment on your clients and let due process shake out. Unlike what you do when anyone with an R by their name is accused of even farting in public. Your attacks would have some credibility if you had a scintilla of objectivity.

Anonymous said...

THOSE DAMN HIPSTERS LOVE THE ALAMO DRAFT HOUSE WITH THE OVERPRICES BEERS AND THE STICKY FLOORS

jon spencer said...

It's true.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/ups-td-canada-trust-bank-draft-1.4447384?utm_source=fark&utm_medium=website&utm_content=link&ICID=ref_fark

Anonymous said...

JUST ABOUT ANY COMMENT IN THE WORKPLACE CAN BE PERCEIVED BY SOMEBODY AS OFFENSIVE. WITH ALL THIS SNOWFLAKES SAFE SPACE CRAP NOWADAYS, MANAGERS HAVE TO WALK ON EGG SHELLS AND GAWD FORBID IF THEY SAY ONE WRONG WORD AND ITS TAKEN OUT OF CONTEXT. THATS WHY I CHASE AMBULANCES FOR A LIVING.

Anonymous said...

They will probably get Davis on the other charges. His high priced lawyer has been known to get half of the dirty Samson park cops out of trouble. He got lucky on his first trial.

Anonymous said...

Rhome is a Republicans dream and a Democrats worst nightmare. If you are a minority or gay, you don’t want to get pulled over by police there. Even gay cops there have been run off and harassed by the department.

Anonymous said...

IN re: Watchguard - the video gets scrubbed through an Editing Library based on the User account privileges. Once the video gets exported along with the "player" you will only see what's been scrubbed IF you deploy the player. if you locate the origin video you'll see all the data and telemetry.

Anonymous said...

Is it just me or is Wise County the only county in the state that persecutes any politician or city administrator for farting wrong?

Why Guy said...

If only she didn't have that spinner bait stuck in her above her navel!

Anonymous said...

Free Doug Parr. Let davis rot!

Anonymous said...

Rhome needs a planned parenthood clinic

Anonymous said...

Police wouldn't withhold evidence. They are heroes and should be trusted implicitly.

Anonymous said...

so why don't you qualify information you claim is withheld? (not really edited out just put in a program that does not display it on screen) Lets see, date, time, location, name of trooper, and where it says brakes it will display the speed when no brakes applied. All of that is contained in the officers report of which 99% has nothing to do with the crime alleged to have been committed. Defense attorney = tempest in a tea cup.

Anonymous said...

I never use UPS if I can avoid it...they make mistakes and lose packages too often. Fed Ex is the best.

Triple Fake... said...

the fact that a jury awarded the home builder $98M seems to be proof that his mad state was justified. Isn't that the basis of most lawsuits...and a mantra of the legal profession - Don't get mad, get even?
And the jury doesn't need to get "worked up" to dispense justice. The guy went bankrupt because of the bank's dirty dealings. You reckon any of them bankers live in "luxury" homes?

"I've said this many times. I don't, in any form or fashion, like Star Wars."
I never pictured you as the Red Forman type...more of an Eric

The big obstacle to any kind of career in politics for me has been my history of public farting. #metoot

Anonymous said...

IS THAT DOUG PARR FELLER GOING TO TRIAL OR WHAT?

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

Fed ex sucks! They use too many contractors that shady, and their stock sucks!

Anonymous said...

@9:51

Exactly. It's all there. They clean out the clutter so you can SEE MORE of the video! The Chain of Evidence log will have all the data regarding the officer already documented.

Anonymous said...

Old man Barry doesn’t understand net neutrality. He smells so old. It’s a nasty musty odor.

Anonymous said...

Why is BG so anti cop? Did he have a bully in school that picked on him and then later became a cop? I hope he remembers that he depends on cops to make a living. Just saying

Buford T. Justice

HarveyLee said...

Ref. 0817: " Scintilla of objectivity"? This blog is getting a little literate isn't it?
(Please answer this with another question.)

Anonymous said...

Barry is the ideal representative of the Dunning-Kruger effect.

Anonymous said...

JUST ABOUT ANY COMMENT IN THE WORKPLACE CAN BE PERCEIVED BY SOMEBODY AS OFFENSIVE. WITH ALL THIS SNOWFLAKES SAFE SPACE CRAP NOWADAYS, MANAGERS HAVE TO WALK ON EGG SHELLS AND GAWD FORBID IF THEY SAY ONE WRONG WORD AND ITS TAKEN OUT OF CONTEXT

Well now if our POTUS can say grab em by the p....., then yes I'm a snowflake and find it offensive. I guess it's politically correct to say that. Hey mom, I'm going to grab.......

Just sayin.

Anonymous said...

Judge Barry,ask Brett who owns Oaklawn Cemetery.

Anonymous said...

EGGSHELLS is all one word.

I can't figure out how you fart wrong? That would seem to imply there is also a right way to do it.

Anonymous said...

@11:02
Why do you feel the need to micturate upon my query?

Anonymous said...

12:04 - All the Dude wanted was his rug.

Anonymous said...

Barry, you should check out the new SyFy original series "Happy!". Violent, funny, cinematic, well written and original. Based on the graphic novel.
http://www.syfy.com/happy

DF Gary Cogill

HarveyLee said...

ref first 1204: Because I had already defecated.

HarveyLee said...

I refer all of you to the book, " The History of Farting" by Dr. Benjamin Bart. There is also a sequel, " The Future of Farting."
My personal favorite it the ' exiting the elevator fart. '

Anonymous said...

Technically, Captain Kirk is always in Star Trek.

Anonymous said...

Grab 'em by the potus!

Its Friday!

Anonymous said...

My rules on being gassy:
1. always wait until the family dog is in the room so you can blame him.
2. never Dutch Oven your spouse if you want a long life.
3. never eat broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, or garlic before going to church.
4. never pass gas when on the phone. people can hear.
5. never pass gas at the drive-up bank station. the microphone is always on & they do hear you. Same applies to rude gossip or idle chit-chat. the teller hears you. always.
6. if your stomach is queasy, hold your gas until close to a restroom. too much danger of an unintended disaster.
7. if you do accidentally let a gassy one rip in public, own it. take pride in it. folks will respect you for it.

DF Fart Simpson

Anonymous said...

Most people are either Star Trek fans or Star Wars fans. I don't comprehend why you think it's boring, but to each his own. I did see the Last Jedi today....terrible story line and writing. Just being honest.

Anonymous said...

Fed X lost a package of mine with an eighty four thousand dollar check in it for a couple of hours !Finally brought it out and said ; we're sorry it fell behind a shelf !

Anonymous said...

Why Guy
If you find the spinner bait distracting, please stay out of the way.

Anonymous said...

Your comparison of the White House Christmas photo and some fictional movie scene is infantile. You are quite the piece of ignorant, hateful, blind, partisan piece of shit. Your wife must be some kind of gold-digging bimbo to tolerate such a dimwit silver-spoon idiot like you.

Merry Mother-Fucking Christmas!!!

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

10:08 - Barry is an old fool. Just leave him alone.

mzchief said...

To Anonymous 10:08...

You are quite the piece of ignorant, hateful, blind, partisan piece of shit.
Yes, indeed you are.

Barry has a deep and varied interest in numerous topics and based on the content of his blog is better read than most. Most people are partisan (Google the definition of partisan and perhaps you'll understand why). As a criminal defence attorney Barry bloody well better be partisan.

As for "hateful, blind, piece of shit," seems you more aptly fit that description than anything I've seen from Barry. You taking a swing and a miss at Mrs. LL, based on nothing more than your personal experience and relationships with women, more than proves the point that your rant is purely projection.

I'm certain, as do many, I sincerely hope you enjoy your standard Christmas celebration and have another "Merry Mother-Fucking Christmas."

Just a suggestion: If Barry really gets to you this much, you need to find somewhere else to spend your time.

wordkyle said...

1008 - I gotta go with Mzchief on this one. BG's partisan -- so what? It's in the blog's title. There's no need for anger at someone expressing a particular point of view. He does have the one admirable (and highly unusual for a Liberal) characteristic of allowing dissenting opinions to be expressed in his forum.

The best way to fight BG's obviously (and now normal for a Liberal) insane opinions is to offer better opposing arguments. (Note: It ain't that difficult.) Save the anger for something important.

Anonymous said...

BRAVO TO MZCHIEF FOR THIS RESPONSE! GREAT ONE.