The Campaign For DA

2.23.2018

Random Friday Morning Thoughts


  • A house blew up in Dallas this morning.
  • Greg Abbott approving clemency for a guy set to die was surprising to me. The fact that he announced the decision less than an hour before the government was going to kill the guy was not. 
  • The Canadian hockey player is catching heat for removing the Silver Medal seconds after it was placed around her neck. I don't have any problem with that, and at least one of America's greatest athletes would agree with me. 
  • The ice on the trees in Wise County is/was amazing, but branches were snapping left and right. And while I was driving in Decatur yesterday I found myself dodging long lines of ice dropping from power lines (and Decatur has a ton of above ground power lines.)  
  • "Kaufman County investigators searched the offices of a defense attorney for video evidence in the sexual assault investigation involving boys on the Forney High School soccer team." Say what? 
  • This is cool: 
  • The school resource officer, Scot Peterson, who did nothing during the Parkland shooting, must not have heard of the "they run towards the danger" slogan.
  • And that guy only has one t in his first name, but when I heard it yesterday I just thought about this man: 
  • Ivanka has arrived at the Winter Olympics (but she brought along Sarah Huckabee Sanders so we can't rule out an international incident to be forthcoming.)
  • Breaking: 
  • For some reason I watched A Football Life on Eddie George last night.  The number of blows to the head he took was staggering. Today, flags and fines would be flying. (Side note: Do I have correct subject-verb agreement in that second sentence?)
  • More bad news for the Mavericks: Dennis Smith, Jr. is named by the FBI in their probe of "corruption and bribery" in NCAA basketball. So is a current player for the University of Texas. (More shocking to me is that the FBI "intercepted" 4,000 calls in less than a year.)

44 comments:

Anonymous said...

The fact that he announced the decision less than an hour before the government was going to kill the guy was not.

Leave it to you to somehow find or imply something negative.

Anonymous said...

Yes, the subjects and verb in that sentence are used correctly.

T

wordkyle said...

(Side note: Do I have correct subject-verb agreement in that second sentence? "The number of blows to the head he took was staggering.") - In this case, I think so, as the word "number" is the focus of the verb ("the number".) However, in a similar but different usage the verb would be plural because it refers to the blows themselves: "A number of blows were to the head." ("A number")

Sources: My own often-faulty memory and here.

Anonymous said...

The Deputy was just waiting for Andy to show up.

DF Floyd Lawson

Anonymous said...

"number" (singular) and "was" (singular) is correct since "was" is connected to "number", not "blows" (which is plural).

Anonymous said...

The deputy's actions aren't a surprise. Training often repeats to figure out what the situation is before blindly rushing in and becoming another victim AND providing the bad guy with another weapon and a radio that they can use to determine the actions of the responding units.
That the Sheriff's office dealt with this kid over thirty times, including acts of cutting, and determined everything was okay is appalling.

Anonymous said...

Hey, can we have the same folks from yesterday come in here and say how we can never fix the gun problem so we shouldn't even try? Thanks.

Baylor Too said...

The fact that a sheriff's deputy was unwilling to run into the path of a AR-15 should tell you that the situation is overwhelming to students, teachers, and even the police.

But what is interesting is that the Columbine shooting forever changed police tactics when responding to an active shooter situation. During Columbine and before, officers were trained to secure a perimeter and wait for backup. Klebold and Harris began shooting at 11:22am, but SWAT didn't enter the building until 1:09pm, a full hour after the killers had committed suicide.

This lead to the development of a tactic titled Imminent Action Rapid Deployment, in which responding officers are trained to enter a building and confront a shooter as soon as possible, without waiting for backup or SWAT teams or any of that. It is pretty interesting.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbine_High_School_massacre#Police_tactics

Anonymous said...

Every athlete should get a gold medal. It's the liberal weenie way

Anonymous said...

May God continue to bless Sarah Huckabee Sanders!

Anonymous said...

Republicans when a black guy shoots a white person: "What about victim's rights?"

Republicans when a white kid shoots up a school: "What about the 2nd Amendment?"


Rage

Doug Bryant said...

Hot political opinion:
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, in one of his ads, says to re-elect him because he wants to 1. Freeze tax rates for the elderly, and 2. Lower property taxes.

Why would any elderly person vote for that moron if their taxes will get frozen in place while everyone else's are getting lowered?

Texas needs flush its own swamp in a bad way. I miss Ann Richards.

Anonymous said...

"Every athlete should get a gold medal. It's the liberal weenie way."

Why limit gold medals to athletes? I want one!

Anonymous said...

Congrats to Ben for "shooting" an owl in the appropriate, truly manly way.

Anonymous said...

Today's RTG was taken on a deck outside of a room at the Cosmopolitan hotel in Vegas.

Snowy owl, heard there was "snow" in Argentina and is going down to check it out.

Bear said...

Rage @ 10:35

You are smarter than that (I thought). If it needs to be explained, you would not understand.

The reaction by the public, from each of those situations you mentioned are completely different.

Anonymous said...

Police tactics have changed concerning a live shooter situation. I understand the wait for backup, AR-15 vs handgun arguments where you are not going to win scenario; however one big advantage that I would have (I'm in law enforcement) is that the shooter would have the mentality of shooting "fish in a a barrel", he/she does not expect any resistance since it is like likely no one at the school is armed. I think that its a huge tactical advantage. BTW- I would have gone in.....

Anonymous said...

"The reaction by the public, from each of those situations you mentioned are completely different."

Uhhhhh, that's the whole damn point I was making.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Republicans: The party of pedophiles(2 more were outed this week), killing children after they are born, traitors, and wife beaters. Jesus would stay Jewish of he came down to earth today vs. what "Christianity" is offering.

Anonymous said...

So Barry, you're confused that cops were able to get a warrant for a piece of evidence that a suspect hid at his lawyer's office?
Their communications are privileged, you can't have your lawyer hold onto a murder weapon for you.

Are you really a lawyer or just someone who tries to attack the police's actions then plea bargains?

Bear said...

Just read that Enterprise Car Rental is dropping the NRA as one of its sponsors over this shooting in Florida.

What are you people thinking? The NRA does not condone this type of action. They actually want to end it, but the government wants to control the population more, so they ignore any possible remedies (that might work) just so they can get all guns. The NRA promotes "RESPONSIBLE" gun ownership.

An unarmed populace is a slave populace. The second amendment is there to protect the people from the government.

The NRA contributes about $200,000 a year to politicians. Not much compared to the billions spent by unions each year on politicians.

The NRA's strength comes from the grassroots membership all across this country. I am making an extra donation to them this week.

Anonymous said...

Is anyone blaming the shooter for the Florida school shooting? I guess so, but sometimes it doesn't seem like it.

Anonymous said...

https://twitter.com/dave__esq/status/966683459459735552

Did you see this thread on twitter? Classic

~MPM

Anonymous said...

Lol @ Bear 11:32 am. I guess you didn’t see the United Auto Workers local 376 logo on your colt AR-15. Thanks for buying Union !

Anonymous said...

Rage when any shooting happens "It' s all because of Trump and guns"!

Anonymous said...

How has your quality of living been in Texas the last 15 years???

Anonymous said...

Rage. I've never heard a R complain about victim's rights when a black person shoots a white. Usually, the argument (which is correct) is that the victim would have stood a better chance if armed or that gun free zones should be done away with since criminals don't abide by them. You are far less mentally superior than you believe yourself to be.

Anonymous said...

Nobody is addressing the real issue with adding "common sense" gun laws when the only successful law you people cite is what Australia did. We know that is the endgame for liberals because that will honestly be the only way you can stop mass shootings. A new law now is just a means of slowly chipping away at the 2nd until you guys have the power to repeal. And we will see this within the next 20 years.

Harry Hamid said...

You didn't mention Donald Trump even once today.

I don't have anything to say about that other than I'm writing down the date for later reference.

Anonymous said...

According to the Warren Commission, Oswald got off 3 shots in 5.6 seconds with a bolt action rifle. So, ban all the semi-automatic rifles you want and ban this and ban that, but mass shootings and killings will still occur. It's a people problem, not a gun problem. You anti-gun folks keep focusing on the wrong problem. Catch a clue, please.

Anonymous said...

It’s weird if you really believe that.

Anonymous said...

11:30 must really hate her father.

Anonymous said...

Wayne LaPierre thanks you. He’ll probably pay himself more than his isual $5,000,000 with the increased revenue.

Anonymous said...

How in the world are you alright with removing the silver medal from around your neck? It's immature and the most despicable display of sportsmanship. They should have taken it back from the skank.

Anonymous said...

RTG is a buttaface...if you know what that is.

Anonymous said...

Hey Barry how is a cop kills a black man its the cops fault but a kid kills someone and its a gun problem? you also want everyones guns but you say we cant find and get rid of all the illegals how the hell you think you can find and get rid of all the guns? you liberals need to pick your battles and realize you cannot say one thing in one fight and then say well that does not apply to the other in another fight!

Anonymous said...

Or his priest

Anonymous said...

1:45, I just want to make sure I understand...

Removing a silver medal from one's neck: Immature and despicable.

Calling a woman a skank: Perfectly acceptable.

Do I have that right?

Anonymous said...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5ELyG9V1SY

Best Speech about Gun Control

Anonymous said...

The murdered family, however, was not fortunate enough to get a stay of execution. Heck, they didn't even have a trial...or a moment to say goodbye to anyone. If only they had the same rights as the killers in these situations. They never do.

Anonymous said...

Rage: just another dumb ass.

Anonymous said...

5:10 - Fools like Barry believe that all murderers should live.

Anonymous said...

how is a cop kills a black man its the cops fault but a kid kills someone and its a gun problem? - 2:01

You honestly can't see the difference in those scenarios? Seek help immediately.

you liberals need to pick your battles and realize you cannot say one thing in one fight and then say well that does not apply to the other in another fight! - 2:01

You need to learn the concept of apples and oranges.

Anonymous said...

Trump wants super hero teachers to stop school shootings and will pay bonuses! Okay, so the teachers will need liability insurance in case they shoot a student while aiming at the shooter. So if teachers need liability insurance, why not all gun owners, just in case someone innocent gets killed. Happens all the time.

Now if we have to have car insurance, why not gun insurance. How many guns would be sold if insurance per gun was mandatory by law.