The Campaign For DA

12.20.2017

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts


  • As I predicted, since I'm a legal genius, the Farmers Branch cop was convicted.
  • But the Fox 4 legal consultant last night reminded me of a statute I've never seen invoked in Wise County and who most don't know about. You can use deadly force to protect property and prevent some seemingly minor crimes so long as it is in the "nighttime." It really is an insane law.
  • The homes are very nice, but the traffic on Bonds Ranch Road off 287 during rush hour is insane. There is no way I'd live there. 
  • I can't talk about the details because I'm sworn to secrecy, but I witnessed the greatest act of personal kindness yesterday. It made me cry. It made someone else cry. It would make any of you cry. 
  • We've got some hard hitting journalism in the metroplex: 
  • The very weird 2017 even impacts the Texas Rangers in winter. 
  • Having a new puppy in the house at Christmas might be the greatest thing any family can do. It's insanity. (All three Females In The House For Christmas took a vote to name her, were unanimous, and then looked at me if I would agree. Daddy didn't raise no fool. I agreed.)
  • If you haven't read the New York Times story on the UFO incident and viewed the video you might want to to. Ms. LL went to Roswell and saw the museum last summer, and I fear how much she will be locked into this. I don't know what to think.
  • There has never been a press secretary who has lied so much. That statement is ridiculous.
  • Fox News with some hard hitting news this morning about someone who is a private citizen:
  • I made Mrs. LL watch Smokey and the Bandit last weekend. Let me tell you something: It still holds up. She even laughed from time to time again.
  • Ever since he got fired from Fox News for shocking incidents of sexual harassment, he's been acting weird. And this is weird. Buddy, you are probably just getting fat. 
  • I saw some of the heaviest rain ever as I was driving down US 287 yesterday -- both morning and evening. And people were driving like fools and causing wrecks. Slow down. And if you have bald tires, spend your last dime to replace them. 
  • As I was researching something for a future trip last night, Mrs. LL walked by and said, "I love that you are such a nerd." I think that was a compliment. But it did cause me to do the cock your head to the side and look confused move. 
  • I wore jeans to the office this morning (not wearing my normal lawyer suit and tie), someone drove by and saw me walking to the office, and then called my Administrative Assistant within 30 minutes to ask what was going on. Small Town Texas. 



44 comments:

wordkyle said...

Why is Sanders's statement "ridiculous?" She backed up her comment: ""I do know there are a number of provisions that would negatively impact the president."

Can you back up yours?

Anonymous said...

Daddy didn't raise no fool.

I respectfully disagree.

Anonymous said...

Took the kids to Roswell this summer as a side trip from Carlsbad. I had pretty low expectations, and it failed to meet even that low bar. You'd think downtown Roswell (where the UFO museum is) would be a little more interesting, but not so much. A lot of the storefronts were boarded up, and there were only 4 or 5 shops open ... though it did seem that the t-shirt and "collectible" stuff among them was at least a little varied. The UFO museum is "document heavy" and really doesn't hold the younger ones' attention very long.

Bottom line: You don't need more than about 3-4 hours in Roswell (including lunch). It's only about an hour or so from Carlsbad, so a fairly easy drive. (The Caverns are amazing, BTW, and well worth the long drive to NM.)

Anonymous said...

The only way I could agree with the cop being guilty is if they did not find the stolen property in the victim's possession; and, none of the articles I have read say if they did. So I assume the jury heard things we have not. I have always known about the deadly force law if somebody is taking off with your stuff or enters your home by force. But they do have to be running off with the stolen item; and the person entering your house better have a weapon or the cops may not take your word for it. I do believe this cop went totally road rage-ish on those guys. But he knew they would run if he didn't stop them. But, daaammm, kill a person over a stolen seat?..naw

Anonymous said...

SHES A SECRETARY...NOT ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT.

GLORIFIED COFFEE GETTER AND NOTE TAKER. THAT'S ALL.

Anonymous said...

This group needs to hear all the personal kindness happenings they can hear. We need to hear it and cry too...it will help us be more compassionate...no names needed. Oh and we would like to know what your girls named the new family pup. Because some of us love dogs and are retired with nothing else better to do than be nosey and rejoice with other people's lives on facebook and LL.

Anonymous said...

GREEN I BET A DOLLAR TO A DOUGHNUT THAT YOU WEAR THEM LADIES JEANS WITH THE FANCY POCKET DESIGNS OR MAYBE SKINNY JEANS.

Anonymous said...

The greatest thing someone can do at Christmas is to do something kind for a total stranger. And a rude one at that. But, you were biblically challenged earlier this week as well.

DF Robert Jeffress

Anonymous said...

"You can use deadly force to protect property and prevent some seemingly minor crimes so long as it is in the "nighttime." It really is an insane law."

I'm kind of torn on this. I think it should exist for larger property, especially in situations out in the country where this may be the only way to keep your stuff. I haven't read the statute in a while, but I believe it even has a requirement (to the extent that can be enforced) that the person defending his property have a reasonable belief that he will not be able to get his property back without the use of deadly force.

This statute was used in a fairly well publicized case in Houston a while back. I think the guy's name was John Horn. Anyway, he saw someone breaking into his neighbor's house, and shot them as they fled. He was no-billed, I think, in part because his lawyer used this law as a defense. And the prosecutor soft-pedaled it, because it was not Horn's property he was defending, and he called 911 and said "I'm going to go shoot them", which kind of means he was the aggressor, as far as he was concerned. You can bet that if he had been black with a court-appointed lawyer, the prosecutor would have gone through the statute line by line to show why it didn't apply, and played that 911 tape over and over again.

Still, we can all find a reason to get rid of a statute based on one anecdotal case. I have kept it in mind when I had to fire on someone who was loading our cows into a trailer at night from a county road. I shot at the truck to be able to find them later (we did, by putting the word out to sale barns in the area to watch out for it), because as much as I think some people just need killing', I just didn't want to hassle with the legal BS if I had shot one of them. They were driving a Dodge, so the truck deserved to be put down, too.



Rage

Anonymous said...

I've been to the Roswell UFO museum too, and it's being document heavy does detract from it's "light entertainment" value. And some of its stuff IS a little cheesy. However, a thoughtful perusal of all those DOCUMENTS (actual newspaper articles, etc.) sure does make you go "HMMMM"!

Also, some "didn't happen" evidence sure seems to make you go "HMMM"!
Such as:

Air Force Officer releases story that alien ship has crashed near Roswell.
Story goes world-wide (nowadays we would say goes "viral").
It gets "investigated" by the Air Force and Government and is corrected as being only a "weather balloon".
Major "OOPS", right? Really bad "egg on face", right?
Said officer continues career in Air Force, advances in rank, and successfully RETIRES???
For those who know the military--THAT would never happen, especially if you embarrassed the Air Force in front of the ENTIRE WORLD!!
Unless...?

Anonymous said...

Where did you find the picture of two guys with fake boobs?

Anonymous said...

Rage, Stay Woke!! Fries?

mzchief said...

To Anonymous 9:12...

The new pup's name is Piper.

Anonymous said...

Beware on con artists. This morning my 84 year old widowed mother got a call that her granddaughter was in jail & needed 2k $ bail money.
They played the ‘story’ very well. Mother called me to verify. She was terribly upset thinking her grandchild was in an out of state jail. I told her to report it to the sheriff’s office. BEWARE !

Anonymous said...

Secretary lied so much you must be talking about that Clinton skank !

President Trump still winning

Anonymous said...

Why would I want to go to Roswell? I married a woman from Alabama.

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

Thank you mzchief...I like the new pups name.

Anonymous said...

Skippy, Why do you attack Fox News for reporting a Gallup poll on Hillary? For someone that is a private citizen, she sure gets a lot of press for her book tour explaining the 101(soon to be 102) reasons she lost the election. Stay Woke!!

Anonymous said...

JUST HOURS FROM AN HISTORIC POLICY WIN IN A YOUNG PRESIDENTIAL TERM. FIRST MAJOR TAX OVERHAUL IN 31 YEARS.

WINNING!!!!

Anonymous said...

I am glad someone finally had the cojones to take out that darn Elf on the Shelf. A trip to the oven was getting off easy. Hate that thing!

DF Grumpy Santa
df only working naughty list today

Why Guy said...

Serious eyebrows on the fivehead of that one on our left!

Anonymous said...

Piper for the dog?

What about Rowdy? Or Rusty, Scraps, Phideaux, Old Yellar, Spawn of Satan, Buddy, Cujo, Rex, Big Dog, Cat Eater, Little Angel, Good Boy, Chappie, etc. all good names.

DF Rin Tin Tin

Anonymous said...

Skippy, If you were going for the casual look, you should have worn your no ass cargo pants.

Anonymous said...

Can you say goodbye Obammycare? Winning never gets old!!! Stay Woke!!

Anonymous said...

It is ridiculous because Trump will get a conservative estimate of $20m for pass-through deductions. So tell me how this bill is hurting him and his buddies while I play the world's smallest viloin.

Anonymous said...

There may be lots of unidentified flying objects, but none are from another world. People in general have absolute no concept of space and distance and time. There are no planets in our solar system that support human-like life. The next opportunity is a star 8 light years away; it MIGHT have a planet at the right distance to support life. So imagine that it did, and that by some incredible miracle life was evolving there in the same way and at the same time as it did here; a trillion to one chance, but go with it. Then, realize that the following conversation...."Hey, what's up?"..."Nothin, what's up with you?"..."Nothing"...."Cool, peace out"... would take FORTY YEARS to complete. There is no way, absolutely no way, that anything from another world has or ever will find earth. Too much distance, not enough speed and time or knowledge of where to look for it to ever happen. Unfortunate, because there are probably millions of live forms out there somewhere.

Anonymous said...

Roswell is not fun anymore!

Head over to Alamogordo and White Sands for lots to do, see and fun to be had!

df: Aurora greengirl

bencat said...

Look! It's the STD Twins!

Anonymous said...

Someone finally listened to JFK on taxes. I guess Trump went to the JFK School of Business.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEdXrfIMdiU

Anonymous said...

RE: Dog name

Did you consider Pepper or Rayco?

Those names seem to be popular in Wise County.

Anonymous said...

That's just hilarious. You show a picture of Sarah Sanders and call her a liar. Followed by a picture of Hillary. You ain't real bright, are you?

Anonymous said...

I love seeing the two women's pictures together. Sarah Sanders looks competent and serious. Yes, she probably has to do a lot of spinning which you conveniently just get to label as lies. Go ahead, you're not doing yourself or the country any good. And a lawyer labeling someone else's spin as lies is so ironic you could stick a magnet to it.

Hillary, on the other hand looks unserious and delusional. Talks a lot of hysterical nonsense publicly, so yea, we kinda get to keep trashing her.

Anonymous said...

And for the record, Sarah Sanders could kick your pansy ass without breaking a sweat. I heard she not only can bake, but change a tire as well.

Anonymous said...

You are either a millionaire or failed th pay attention in high school history or economics if you think this is a win for America. Or possibly just a red neck wise county dumbass

wordkyle said...

1136 - Read Sanders's exact words, then get back to us.

Anonymous said...

What? Still no comment about your favorite Pres Obammie and how he got on his knees and took it fro Iran.

Anonymous said...

God bless Donald J Trump.

Anonymous said...

Those are men, Baby!

Df Austin Powers

Anonymous said...

God help us with Donald Trump.

Anonymous said...

Amen, give it up and let’s hear it.
It’s Christmas for Saint Peters sake.

Anonymous said...

6:49 - You Leftist losers are going into the ash bin of history. The bums lost. Get a job loser. Tattoo it on your forehead. This is a weekday.

Anonymous said...

you are classy 9:16

Anonymous said...

Considering it would take only 160,000 years for the UFO to travel here from the nearest star that is thought to have planets like ours....sure, I bet there are plenty of aliens here.