The Campaign For DA

2.14.2018

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts


  • I the the "attack ad" on Angela (and Ken) Paxton by Phillip Huffines is pretty good -- at least as far as attack ads go.
  • Christmas Eve might not be an official holiday, but I think it is extremely underrated.
  • Check out Birdville ISD's  "How Comfortable Am I" questionnaire for sixth graders. 
  • The Olympic "medal count" should be broken down on a per capita basis to make it fair.
  • Denton PD is doing bits this morning: 
  • This is amazing: Trump's lawyer (who might be the worst lawyer in the country) said in a statement to the New York Times that he paid an adult film star linked to Trump $130,000 out of his own pocket. There is so much wrong with this: (1) He tacitly admits that Trump had an affair with her, (2) It's an illegal back door campaign contribution, and (3) He violated the attorney-client privilege if he consulted with Trump about it -- something he certainly did.
  • The guy accused of killing the Richardson police officer has an oddly shaped head (and a history of mental problems.) 
  • Twin Peaks Biker update: The DA has dismissed 13 cases (that had been pending almost three years), refused prosecution in eight others that had not been indicted, and recused his office in another. After the recusal, the Texas AG's office refused to take his place. What a disaster.
  • The Denton County DA's office is getting sued again by one of its own prosecutors.
  • I saw someone post a video of a basketball game in Paradise where there was quite the foul/take down (which I think wasn't called.) But now it's gone.
  • If you look at the Fox 4 website and scroll down you can never get to the bottom. The site keeps loading click bait after click bait (all with headlines that don't obviously indicate they are all ads.) 
  • The Southlake school board sure is leaving the high school football coach hanging.

41 comments:

Anonymous said...

saw this video last night which makes a good arguement for why the medal count per capita isn't actually a fair representation. In the London 2012 games, the USA would need to win over 2,800 medals (which isn't even possible) to overtake the per capita leader, Grenada, who had one medal. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fR__LXDkRg

Guinjames said...

I tune in for a Twin Peaks biker update, click on the link and get feckin Sid Miller. WTF??

Anonymous said...

It is clearly not "Birdville ISD's" questionnaire. Lie.

Anonymous said...

They damn sure better release the name of that teacher at Birdville. That she be a lifetime teaching ban and some jail time.

Anonymous said...

Love Christmas Eve! It was always our BIG day of the season to be with family.

Anonymous said...

Bad link on the Denton County DA suit/story (if you scroll down too far, Observer changes the URL to a different story).

The simplest explanation is that that Boldware woman is just bad at her job. Reading the 5th Circuit opinion, where her previous case/win was poured out, shows that she's way too thin-skinned to be a prosecutor (some of that is in the Observer story). Someone said something racially insensitive to her -- but not directed at her -- and she cries and sobs and doesn't come to work the next day and then takes weeks off and needs to switch jobs and golly, now everything is offensive! Jesus, lady. Go get another job where you never have to hear anything that isn't SJW-appropriate.

Sam Brows said...

8:58 - not a lie, spokesman for the school district acknowledged it was inappropriate and teacher received "discipline". Watch the story, and please, don't try to pawn off your statement on it being a teacher with an agenda. It was a teacher, employed by the district, who passed it out and the district doesn't claim it didn't happen.

Anonymous said...

Nothing about the racial discrimination case by a former assistant DA in Tarrant County repeatedly passed over for promotion by whites? Seems like a more interesting case.

Anonymous said...

DID YOU WATCH "FRONTLINE" LAST NIGHT? ... OR WERE YOU BUSY CATCHING UP ON "THE BACHELOR"?

Anonymous said...

That teacher with the questionnaire must have been hit in the head. "A friend invited you to a gay bar."

Really? If you are in middle school and anyone invites you to any bar, it should make you uncomfortable. A similar line could be drawn for most of the other questions as well.

Whatta doof.

Anonymous said...


So did Trump's lawyersend a 1099 to the porn star Trump banged? Will she have to report the money as income? Did the shell company that made the payment write it off as an expense? Did the lawyer who now says he paid the money out of his pocket do so after he paid his personal taxes on the funds? The tax returns might prove to be very interesting.

NoseALot said...

RTG: First bikini bridge in a long time.

Anonymous said...

Dear Counselor, you're in specially rare form this morning. Trump's lawyer "might be the worst lawyer in the country"? You're just being hateful, again. Jealous?

(1) He didn't admit to anyone having an affair with anyone.
(2) It's not a campaign contribution, let alone a "back door."
(3) You don't know if he violated any attorney-client privilege because YOU don't know if he got consent for either party to speak to a third party about the conversation.

You sure are the dumbest "smart" lawyer I've ever seen. It's not even a challenge if you don't actually read what your typing before you hit the go button. Where's your bleeding liberal heart and legally obligated presumption of innocence?

You, sir, are pond scum.

Stay Classy

Anonymous said...

That Birdville list reads like a list of Wordkyle and MzChief nightmares.

Anonymous said...

Are we not talking about the Alvord High School principal that asked for a demotion?

Anonymous said...

Republicans: The party of pedophiles, traitors, prostitutes disguised as porn stars (and their customers), Illinois Nazis, and wife abusers. The Republican Party has supported all of these either with donations and/or placing on a ballot, so if you vote or donate Republican, you support the same. Please stop saying how Christian you are; that ship sailed 3 scandals ago.

Anonymous said...

Didn't see the video or foul, wasn't there but I bet it was Paradise and Boyd. In a girls Jr Hi game (girls) one of the Boyd girls bit a Paradise girl. No foul? Want to hear more? Lots of Boyd misbehavior on the BB court.

Anonymous said...

Sam Brows: I'm not 8:58, but you clearly didn't understand 8:58's comment. Barry's presentation of this story gives out the impression that this was a questionnaire distributed and sponsored by the ISD. But the story makes it clear this was a rogue teacher who was giving this questionnaire out to the students in his/her classes. You, sir, need to catch a clue!

Anonymous said...

Paradise ? Basketball ? Do they play basketball in Paradise ? I thought the God of HS football coaches turned that place into a football powerhouse!

Anonymous said...

Wait a minute!! I haven't had sex with Trump & I want my $130 K

Anonymous said...

Yes, I love 'em and leave 'em. That's who I am.

DF Tom Cat

Anonymous said...

Why isn't Confederates Heroes Day on the list of holidays? Bias!

DF Redneck Cracker

Anonymous said...

We did the original design work on the Fox 4 website.

DF Hotel California
df you can check out any time you like, but you can never leave

Anonymous said...

What's wrong with that school questionnaire? Those seemed like perfectly cromulent questions to us.

DF Trump Voters

Anonymous said...

Halloween the 6th most popular holiday? It must be Satan's influence!

DF The Copeland Family Buying a New Plane

Anonymous said...

So I shouldn't invite Angela Paxton and Phillip Huffines to the same house party? But they seem so much alike.

DF Collin County Doyenne

Anonymous said...

Once again, good grip by today's RTG. It's a hand thing.

DF Isotoner Gloves

Triple Fake... said...

RTG:
It looks like she's got more than a couple of handfuls there.

Fox4's website isn't the only one with the infinite scroll. Not that unusual in the inkernet news/infotainment game

Use care when mentioning backdoor contributions in the same breath with porn stars.
Hey-O!

Anonymous said...

Several on that list are not holidays at all. Adding "spring break"..."first day of baseball season" and a few others would have been interesting also as non-holidays.

Anonymous said...

Here’s the key part of the attorney's statement:

In a private transaction in 2016, I used my own personal funds to facilitate a payment of $130,000 to Ms. Stephanie Clifford. Neither the Trump Organization nor the Trump campaign was a party to the transaction with Ms. Clifford, and neither reimbursed me for the payment, either directly or indirectly. The payment to Ms. Clifford was lawful, and was not a campaign contribution or a campaign expenditure by anyone.

He doesn’t say he paid her $130,000 with his own personal funds, he says he used his own personal funds to facilitate a payment. What the heck does that mean? Used his money to set up the LLC that it was paid through?

Anonymous said...



Now the porn star that Trump banged is taking the position that the idiot lawyer has violated the confidentiality agreement and she is free to talk.
Go get your popcorn!

Anonymous said...

Stay Classy is the only person in the world who doesn't think Trump banged a porn star. Hell, even Melania knows he did it.

"Used personal funds" isn't the part that gets me. He says neither the Trump Organization nor the Trump Campaign paid him. He doesn't say a thing about Trump individually.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Trump banged a porn star, 42 people associated with Hillary later turned up dead under suspicious circumstances!

Anonymous said...

But let’s step back for a moment and marvel at the fact that The Perfect Stormy has drawn so little attention compared to what would happen if it were any other president.

Remember: The president may have had an affair ... oh, hell, did bang her ... with a porn star who was paid $130,000 in hush money to keep it quiet, and we treat it like it’s the third- or fourth-most scandalous thing that happened this week.

Anonymous said...

12:23------------------

Congratulations. You are a completely useless human. In what alternative universe do your absurd proclamations serve any greater good? The one where you are a person with a clue? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

That universe doesn't exist. You really, Really are just a piece of shit with no useful function in a civilized society

Anonymous said...

Hey stay classy you have been drinking the dump trump Kool-Aid by the gallon if your so dumb you can't at least see this is an admission of an affair. Or maybe you have some reason he would pay 13,000 to a porn star.

Anonymous said...

So, 12:23

Here's the rub. If you really hold such vile contempt for about half the population of this country, you have an obligation and the moral mandate to do something about that. here are your options:
1) Leave
2) Try to make me leave.
3) You'll have the most success with #1. Do that.

I hold no such animus toward you. I know you are wrong. I'm sure you are stupid. I find it easy enough to avoid and ignore you. I won't even notice when you're gone

Anonymous said...

4:30 Truth hurts, huh? Go to your safe space, snowflake.

Anonymous said...

The Republican party gave up being the family values when Trump was elected. Voters knew his lack of moral character when they went to the polls. Paying a porn star to stay off Good Morning America weeks before the election kept voters in the dark but now it comes back to haunt the Republican party. When character doesn't matter to a Christian voter, I have to question their values. Will never vote Republican again as long as Trump is leader of the party.

Anonymous said...

6:43 am I hope you are not saying that if a Trump voter would have voted for Hillary, they would have been voting for "family values". Cuz in reality, neither candidate were examples and proponents of "family values". Voters go to the polls to vote for a candidate not because everything that candidate represents and believes in is in perfect harmony with everything the voter believes in. Each voter has specific things that are important to them and they look to vote for a candidate that most closely resembles their own beliefs. But we all know people vote differently: some strictly by the party and some based on a single issue etc. So, it's completely dishonest to clump all people who voted for Trump as people who were voting for "family values".

Anonymous said...

So basically the Russians are being accused of using facebook to post unfavorable opinions about Hillary. That's "meddling"...geez how many Americans will also need to be thrown in jail for posting unfavorable comments about Hillary? Or is it just Russian Americans who have to go to jail for doing that?