The Campaign For DA

1.11.2018

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts


  • And end has come to one of the most tragic stories in Decatur history: Jackie Murphree has died. 
  • A Denton JP closed his courtroom because he was discussing "sensitive" financial information with someone appearing before him. You can't do that. A long time Denton lawyer, who got kicked out, was not pleased. 
  • He has no idea how the law works. And there is a 100% chance he has never heard of New York Times v. Sullivan which set the parameters on libel laws.
  • Why is ICE picking on 7-11? Aren't there hundreds of thousands of other businesses in America?
  • Robert Mueller has hired a "cyber prosecutor."  Uh, oh.
  • If the National Weather Service is correct, Wise County is ground zero for potential snow this afternoon. 
  • Based upon the Liberally Lean Snow Projection laboratory, which I've been in all night, I predict the front will hit at 10:22 a.m. 
  • With changing demographics, conservatives will finally understand why separation of church and state is important and will begin to invoke it more and more. 
  • Oh, my!
  • Baylor's second year coach interviewed for the head coaching job for the Baltimore Colts. He better do damage control today. Unless he was sure he was going to get it (He won't: He has a $16 million buyout), that's a dumb move. The fan base now thinks he's not loyal. And if I'm a recruit -- with signing day just a few weeks away -- I'd be seriously reconsidering. [Edit: As a reader pointed out, I seriously dated myself on the "Baltimore" reference.]

30 comments:

Anonymous said...

You just dated yourself!!! It is the Indianapolis Colts and the Baltimore Ravens. OLD MAN!!!

Anonymous said...

Nothing about what the hadjis at Twatter have been up to -as exposed by Project Veritas?
Pertaining to 7-11 raids, bet there would have been some people in Salt Lake City relieved of some anguish if said raids have been accomplished earlier. Seems Hep A there came from San Diego outbreak.

Not Sam

Anonymous said...

Barry, I think you need to consider a second career as "The Weather Prophet"

"No man knows the day or the hour... except Barry Green!"

Anonymous said...

Speaking of courtroom WTF...Did you hear the one about the local newly appointed JP who wanted a defendant in pretrial to explain/justify his plea change from not guilty to nolo? Courtroom experience huh?

Anonymous said...

I am amazed you haven't jumped on the Tarrant JP Russ Casey yet. That's right up your "delicuous" alley.

Anonymous said...

ICE hitting companies like 7-11 is actually several years old. The policy is to check different companies from large to small all at once.
Is there a problem with actually making sure people working here are legal for employment?

Anonymous said...

My heart constantly breaks for Patrick and Currie Murphree. What real, true beauty they have consistently displayed despite the most horrible circumstances I can imagine.

Anonymous said...

Decatur ISD should be a progressive thought leader and make Diwali a school holiday. And drink the bong water while they're at it...

Anonymous said...

How do you change federal libel laws that don't exist?

Anonymous said...

Actually Barry, it'll be 10:23 am. Precision important in the weather game.

DF Pete Finfrock Taft Milford

Anonymous said...

There is a 100% chance that Barry doesn’t understand the origen or meaning of the separation of church and state.

Anonymous said...

Is there something in the water in Missouri? Seems a lot of government types have had troubles with their animal urges lately. A lot.

DF The Show Me State
df really, show me, babee!

Anonymous said...

Give the newly appointed JP a break. The technical niceties/differences/similarities between a guilty plea and a plea of nolo contendere (no contest) might not be evident to a non-lawyer JP! ;-)

Anonymous said...

Icee hits 7-11 Stores? What's wrong with that? Our favorites are coconut or Coke flavored.

DF Slurpee - Son of Icee

Anonymous said...

re: guilty/nolo contendere. It seems attorney Google thinks it is appropriate for a judge to question the change. nolo-dot-com cites numerous variables where the judge has the option to accept or deny a change.
Obviously, I am not an attorney, but... hello! Neither are any of the local jp's, whether they were elected or appointed. Judges' school in Austin, followed up with continuing online courses, are what's provided. Don't bite the hand that may hear your case. Go change the system if you dislike it. I for one, don't want the jp's to be 'legal beagles'.

Goober's Friend Andy said...

1) Words do not exist to comfort/console the Murphree family. At least there
is an end to so much physical suffering.
2) I am repeatedly amazed at the number of "legal" experts on this blog who
know more about immigration/criminal code/libel/slander/anything else in
the law than a smarter than average Baylor Law grad.
3) RTG..talk about a body built for speed!
4) Barry, you're hedging your bet; even NWS is now predicting freezing precip.
and WC is ground zero on their map.

Anonymous said...

Why is ICE picking on 7-11? Aren't there hundreds of thousands of other businesses in America?

Skippy, hitting 7-11's makes a bigger statement than hitting Manny's Roofing Co.

Anonymous said...

I've been told by several lawyers that Denton county is the most corrupt county in the state of Texas!

Anonymous said...

If you actually paid attention to college football, even at Baylor (now referred to as Rape U), you would know most of their recruits signed during the early signing period last month (first time for 2 separate signing periods). So those boys are on the hook for whichever coach happens to be on the sideline next year.

DentonDude said...

"Baylor's second year coach interviewed for the head coaching job for the Baltimore Colts. He better do damage control today. Unless he was sure he was going to get it (He won't: He has a $16 million buyout), that's a dumb move. "

What a silly comment. There are only 32 NFL head coach jobs in the world. You would be insane not to take the interview, even if you knew you wouldn't get it. Remember this: the chances of your dream job is available at the same time you are looking for a job are very small. You have to be ready to take the leap when the opportunity presents itself.

Message to recruits: our coach is so good he was interviewed for an NFL head coaching position.

Bencat said...

Is that the Loch Ness Monster or the RTG? Hideous.

Anonymous said...


Good morning, welcome to the Kwiki Mart....oh S*%t! I thought you said you wanted an ICEE!

DF Apu

Why Guy said...

Hobbits like boating??

Anonymous said...

Skippy Finfrock, is that one of those cyclone bombs that you were talking about?

Anonymous said...

You are but a mosquito turd in the world of Jeffress.

Anonymous said...

All the more reason that JP's shouldn't exist along with Constables.

Anonymous said...

He's not very good, look at his collective record. Recruits should run like hell!

Anonymous said...

That has to be the most photoshopped RTG in the history of this blog. Your eyes are failing you sir.

Anonymous said...

Which one of your DWI lawyer buddies represented Jackie Murphree's assailant ?

Anonymous said...

The DWI driver that killed Jackie Murphree died in June of 2014. No one ever speaks of her; but, I think she didn't know that new part of 380 was open yet when she went speeding down it that morning...not sure being drunk or sober would have made a difference. That was implied but she was convicted. Didn't she get probation? Water over the bridge now..I suppose it doesn't really matter anymore. She is at peace and now the parents will again have to mourn her loss and find their own peace.