The Campaign For DA

12.11.2017

Random Monday Morning Thoughts


  • From the beach to . . . 
  • Breaking. Early reports say "four minor injuries".
  • A DPS attorney claims the Waco DA urged a Texas Ranger to withhold evidence in Twin Peaks trial. This is getting bad. 
  • I didn't know who Johnny Hallyday was but there was certainly a huge crowd on the streets of Paris on the day of his funeral on Saturday.  He was a rock 'n' roll  musician and referred to as the "corrupter of youth".
  • Radio host Mark Davis mocked someone helping out folks who have to place stuff on layaway and showed a stunning tone deafness of how people struggle.
  • Fox News plays the National Anthem before Fox and Friends? Pander much?
  • I absolutely believe this: A study found the "fair market value" of a college football player, based on revenue and advertising to a university, is $660,029 at UT and, at Alabama, $545,357.
  • Trump is all in for Roy Moore now.
  • I caught almost all of the old Paul Newman film The Verdict over the weekend. I had forgotten how great it was. And while looking up details about it afterwards, I learned Bruce Willis was a "courtroom observer". I never noticed him. 
  • I know you've probably seen this but in case you haven't: 
  • FBC of Dallas charges for a Christmas show? You kidding me?
  • This is amazing regarding the prosecution of Ken Paxton. I have no idea if he is guilty or not, but there are lawyers in Wise County who are appointed to incarcerated poor people charged with far greater offenses who will be paid less than $500, given no or little money to investigate, and do there best to help the person. 
  • Drudge implies that Trump is all-powerful?
  • The Chico City Council has imposed a curfew of 10 p.m. for people 17 and under. Curfews imposed by the government have always seemed weird to me. 
  • The female winner of the Dallas Marathon had to receive assistance near the end. Uh, is that legal?
  • Two more arrests for male prostitution in Wise County over the weekend.
  • Texas hired TCU's athletic director to replace the the disastrous Steve Patterson. Do I have that right? They've been without a hired AD since 2015? 

60 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good for the high school relay runner! Those cross country athletes are great kids!

Anonymous said...

MOST ALL CHANNELS PLAYED THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER EITHER AT THE FIRST OF THE DAY OR AT THE END OF PROGRAMMING BACK IN THE DAY...

Anonymous said...

NBC news yesterday attempted to tie Trump (somehow) to the California fires (Jerry Brown) went all in...
Yeah, Bennet (Seahahawks man of the Year), and race baiting accuser of Las Vegas police of alleged racism (proven untrue) took a cheap shot which started the big brouhaha and fellow Trump hater Vonn went down.....not a good day for liberals.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a lateral employment move. The oilfield and prostitution have a lot in common. The money is good, it doesn't take a lot of brainwork and you can do all the drugs you want.

Anonymous said...

Fun tidbit from the mean streets of suburban Collin County: Mrs Paxton is running for Texas Senate District 8.

Anonymous said...

SINCE WHEN IS PLAYING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM PANDERING? BOY YOU ARE A REAL PIECE OF WORK GREEN.

Anonymous said...

I can get you seats down front for the Crucifixion for $200. Going fast so reserve now.

DF Robert "Pontius Pilate" Jeffress

Anonymous said...

FBC of Dallas charges for a Christmas show? You kidding me?

Why wouldn't they?
It is a great venue for all different kinds of shows and they have to charge for police, security, utilities and whatnot. Those events are not always FBC events.

Your hatred in Christians and lack of knowledge shows through more this time of year, than any other time.

Here....try this year 'round:

Love like you're not scared
Give when it's not fair
Live life for another
Take time for a brother
Fight for the weak ones
Speak out for freedom
Find faith in the battle
Stand tall but above it all
Fix your eyes on Jesus

Anonymous said...

If the CHIP funding deal doesn't get done, the kids without coverage will go back to old system before CHIP existed. Fill up our local hospital ER waiting rooms and get written off to charity or bad debt and local taxpayers and consumers will pay the cost through their taxes and hospital bills.. Doing away with the CHIP insurance doesn't solve the problem for poor kids getting sick.

DF Health Observer

Anonymous said...

Who is Lindsey Vonn?

Anonymous said...

9:18 - you are disgusting!

Anonymous said...

I'm disappointed in the media this morning reporting the device in New York as a "pipe bomb" and not using the less offensive term "diversity package"!

Anonymous said...

Patterson was fired during the 2015 school year, Mike Perrin stepped in as an Interim AD. He did a fantastic job.

Del Conte was hired over the weekend to fill that position for good. 7 year contract starting at $1.3 Million a year.

Anonymous said...

Barry's observations

I'm supposed to feel for an attorney that gets $500 and works hard? I say show me that attorney.

Anonymous said...

Paxton’s lawyers have been playing shenanigans, which is why the expenses are so high. It’s like Republicans chipping away at Obamacare, then complaining that it isn’t as profitable as it should be. Just do the job and everything works out reasonably. Injectbyour petty politics, and things get expensive.

Rage

Anonymous said...

The Media and Liberally Lean totally 'Akayed Ullah'd' the news and posts today.

Anonymous said...

Fox News plays the National Anthem before Fox and Friends? Pander much?

Real Americans like it, don't mind it, or it doesn't bother them.


I guess you would rather they play the Muslim Call to Prayer crap, which sounds like George Harrison playing a skin flute in his Haririshanstfarian days.

Anonymous said...

Prestonwood Baptist Church charges, also.

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

Rage, Did you see where obammy tried to take credit for Trump's booming economy over the weekend?

Anonymous said...

It was never designed to be profitable dumbass!

Anonymous said...

Stunning tone deafness of how people struggle. Like when the Cowboys go to see sick kids at the hospital and you are cynical and bitter about it? Such a f'ing hypocrite.

Anonymous said...

Went to the FBC Christmas program this weekend. Paid for the $20 seats for me, my wife and son, and didn't mind it at all. They provided free parking in a garage, and plenty of visible security guards. None of that stuff is Free to the church. And the program itself was an hour-long a half long. Involved 100 performers, easily - probably more. Was amazingly choreographed, including all kinds of acts: singers, dancers, jugglers, gymnasts, aerialists and a drum line. There was candy handed out to the kids and Free photos provided for the kids to take pictures with costumed characters (snow men and such). Long story short, this wasn't the church pocketing money for the chance to listen to their choir sing a couple Christmas carols.

Anonymous said...

"Fox News plays the National Anthem before Fox and Friends? Pander much?"

Let me get this straight. Someone kneeling in protest of the Flag is exercising their Constitutional right? But, exercising their Constitutional right to open a show by playing the National Anthem is pandering?

Anonymous said...

9:22 - Obama fixed everything. No need to worry.

Anonymous said...

No one ever drowned in Roy Moore's car.

Anonymous said...

Females Dallas Marathon winner had depleted most of her muscle glycogen. Her body was fighting to keep her brain alive.

Anonymous said...

Notice is hereby given that the deadline to file for 2018 Republican Primary is Monday, December 11 at 6:00 p.m. Applications will be received up until this time at the Tarrant County Republican Party Headquarters

https://www.tarrantgop.org/single-post/2017/12/08/Notice-of-Deadline-to-File

You gotta run, little Barry and give Sharen Wilson what for at the polls! Don't you live in Tarrant County, little buddy?

Run, Barry, run! Run, Barry run, Barry run, Barry run, Barry run, Barry run, Barry ruuuuuunn!

Anonymous said...

Can you intelligently elucidate your problems with charging for a Christmas performance? We have guest speakers and musicians come to our church that we pay to see. What is your point other than you have a beef with Jeffress? Grow up Barry.

Anonymous said...

Yes Barry, I'm with you! We should not have to pay for anything. Free tickets to High School, College & pro sports venues. Free movies. Free attorneys. etc, etc, etc.......

Ernest T said...

Wow and to think that my church actually uses their Christmas program to reach out to the community and they cover all of the costs and don't charge people a penny to attend! But then again, our Pastor isn't out trying to become another Kenneth Copeland like Robert Jeffress.

Anonymous said...

Curfew in need for the Buckners!

Anonymous said...

Male prostitutes in Wise County?!?!? Very strange.

DF It's only gay if you make eye contact

-buyerninety

Anonymous said...

"It was never designed to be profitable dumbass!"

Really? Because since it went into effect, my health insurance stocks have climbed steadily.

Maybe you don't know what you're talking about?

Rage

Anonymous said...

"Was amazingly choreographed, including all kinds of acts: singers, dancers, jugglers, gymnasts, aerialists and a drum line."

Buddy, are you sure you were in a church?

DF Hay-Zeus

Anonymous said...

where and when can I attend 11:27am???

Anonymous said...

Do you people understand the term "pandering"?

I don't think Barry has anything against the anthem. I believe he is skeptical about the intent of playing it prior to Fox & Friends.

I'm sure I will be called a liberal for writing commenting on this, but it has nothing to do with any party affiliation.

Anonymous said...

So, did Akayed Ullah pull a Lindsey Vonn or did Lindsey Vonn pull a Akayed Ullah??????

Anonymous said...

Woke, were you using the magical sarcasm font?

Anonymous said...

Skippy, how could you leave out the fact that Super-Cop Brandon Davis' jury trial is scheduled for tomorrow!?!?! I almost wanna take off work to go see this circus.

-buyerninety

Anonymous said...

Why play anything before a one sided talk show? Unless you are pandering to your audience,

Anonymous said...

DID THEY REOPEN THE REST STOP ON 287 GOING OUT OF TOWN?

Anonymous said...

Methinks you don't understand investing if that is where you put your money!!!

Anonymous said...

Earnest T nailed it. This is a so called "Christian Evangelist" using religion to line the church coffers. Outreach is where the congregation commit to funding a community program for the benefit of any who choose to participate (i.e Decatur CofC back to school Gear Up program). I think Jeffress should spend a little more time with his New Testament if he wants to do something to benefit his fellow man.

wordkyle said...

"...Fox and Friends? Pander much?" I understand what you mean, but all television shows have to appeal to their audience, so pander didn't seem exactly correct when I saw your use in this case. So I looked up the book definition of pander: "to caters to or profit from the weaknesses or vices of others."

It doesn't seem as if Fox playing the national anthem fits, because I'm not sure how it's a weakness or a vice for those who appreciate it. However, your posting daily pictures of almost-nude females absolutely fits the definition.

Anonymous said...

Rage, you should have invested in carbon credits. obammy said that's where the big money is.

Anonymous said...

"Rage, you should have invested in carbon credits. obammy said that's where the big money is."

Sorry, all my extra money went to Trump U.

Rage

Anonymous said...

"...using religion to line the church coffers."

What else would you use?

Anonymous said...

Damn WK--------------

You are correct of course. Not that any leftists will stop to even consider that, but hey, I appreciate the fact that you at least do a little homework before sounding off.Our liberal friends don't feel the need for such mundane things as facts. Emotions are so much more readily available.

No, the problem here is that take-down maneuver. That was a little rough. Might even leave a mark. Little Barry is a little effeminate

Anonymous said...

If Elvis had lived out his years, and then died this week, that's the equivalent of what you'd see here in comparison to Hallyday in France. He was a really big deal there.

Anonymous said...

The Dallas Marathon is a not for profit charitable organization...I imagine they make and bend their own rules...the participants are not professional athletes...they don't get paid...what do you care that a very compassionate high school girl helped a fellow runner to the finish line?

Anonymous said...

Rage, Is that where you got your degree in fry cookology?

Anonymous said...

Love this!

Anonymous said...

Rage,
What kind of shenanigans are Paxton’s lawyers playing? The prosecutors asked for change of venue and got it. One holdup was that the Collin County judge wanted to stay on the case after the venue change. So they litigated that issue, and the Collin County judge got kicked from the case.

Paxton’s lawyers filed pretrial motions on various issues and appealed some of the court rulings. This is merely zealous advocacy that every lawyer can and probably should file, especially on complex cases like these.

This current litigation over prosecutors’s pay was not brought by Paxton’s lawyers; it was brought by Collin County Commissioner’s Court, which was stuck with the prosecutors’s bill for $300/hour, which was outside the adopted pay scale.

Love or hate Paxton, at least be honest about this case. I personally don’t care whether Paxton is convicted and don’t know anything about his case. But if I were in his shoes, I’d want my lawyers to engage in “shenanigans” to get me off, as almost all people would.

Anonymous said...

wow 6:39, Is that where you got your degree in assholeology?

Anonymous said...

"Buddy, are you sure you were in a church?"

Yes, I am, in fact, sure.

Anonymous said...

...or, he’s being cynical and bitter about the overblown news coverage of those visits.

Anonymous said...

Only when it’s a hot topic.

Anonymous said...

That is so scary to think about.

Anonymous said...

2;09

Did you mean the "pickle park " ?????