The Campaign For DA

4.10.2018

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts


  • The pastor of the Gateway megachurch in the metroplex underwent emergency surgery after having complications from routine hernia surgery. For some reason, his wife thought it would be a good idea to share a video of him being wheeled into surgery. (Never let a tragedy go to waste. Always be closing.)
  • That TWU murder case where the guy dismembered and burned her body near Grapevine Lake might be fascinating. Heck, I don't know what happened, but if that guy doesn't testify, he'll be convicted of murder. 
  • Where  did  this constantly advertising lawyer Ben Abbott come from? We all know that we just want to see ads from The Texas Hammer. At least he has good shtick. 
  • We've got a huge tree in the front yard which is now dead. I have a feeling it won't be cheap to have it removed. What is a ballpark cost to have a massive tree removed along with its roots?
  • Trump's  personal lawyer (once again, the dumbest lawyer in America for admitting paying Stormy Daniels $130,000 to not talk about Trump cheating on his third wife with a new baby) had his place raided by the FBI yesterday. Let's just say the sky is getting "stormy" for Trump. #RockMe
  • The "Grab Em By" Guy (left) and Stormy (right).
    Wife and Barron (not pictured.). 
  • I'm going to remind you again: Trump's trusted lawyer went to the Cooley School of Law which is widely regarded as the worst law school in America
  • And that high toned lawyer claims to have obtained the $130,000 by accessing his home equity line of credit. Trump's lawyer didn't have $130,000 available in cash? . 
  • Don't forget this graphic from Fox News about Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Man, they loved him in the beginning:
  • Last weekend Mrs. LL spotted a beautiful red cardinal and then handed me the binoculars she was using. I told her we were officially old since we were both excited "bird watchers."
  • Every homeowner in Texas is giddy because of their home values going up. Then they see their escrow account notice about how much their payment is going up because of the increase in property taxes. 
  • Mrs. LL, the Freshman in the House, and I had a big discussion about "advocacy." My position was that if you truly do not believe what you are saying to an audience then that audience will know you are a fraud within 30 seconds. 
  • I walked right past this lady in my lobby yesterday and didn't realize it until 30 seconds later. (She wasn't there to see me.) 
  • When I was DA, I had to testify in federal court as a records custodian in connection with an infamous case out of Wise County. The assistant U.S. attorney wanted to meet with me beforehand so I went to Fort Worth to do so. I'll never forget the last words out of his mouth as the meeting concluded: "You be careful up there." 
  • Shout out to the one Dennis Prager fan out there. His book is now outside Amazon's Top 100 and is nowhere to be found. (His book, by the way, is his attempt to explain the Bible. Prager is Jewish.)
  • That NASCAR crowd at the Texas Motor Speedway last weekend looked very small. I think that sport is in serious trouble. Remember the days when even the back grandstand was full?



61 comments:

Anonymous said...

Of course, it was FRIGGIN' cold last weekend, also!! :-)

Anonymous said...

"And that high toned lawyer claims to have obtained the $130,000 by accessing his home equity line of credit. Trump's lawyer didn't have $130,000 available in cash? . "


Their scheme was to distance Trump from the money, thinking that if it could be traced to Trump directly, that would hurt him. But paying for Trump instead is a violation of campaign finance laws. Not to mention that if Trump didn't sign the agreement (even with his goofy alias), how can it be enforced by him? And on top of that--how can there be attorney/client privilege if Trump had no knowledge at all of the whole thing, as he and Cohen have both said?

They are complete idiots. But hey, at least every Christian can rest easy in the knowledge that Clinton isn't president. I mean, if Clinton was president, by now we'd still be in the Middle East, be throwing money away on useless projects, and be involved in a trade war with the country that owns most of our debt. And who wants that?


"Mrs. LL, the Freshman in the House, and I had a big discussion about "advocacy." My position was that if you truly do not believe what you are saying to an audience then that audience will know you are a fraud within 30 seconds."

Yep. People always joke (usually law professors who have tried almost no cases) that juries are made up of 12 people who weren't smart enough to get out of jury duty, but that is flat-out wrong. The only thing that might save you if the jury thinks you're fudging is if they don't like the other guy even more.

Rage

Anonymous said...

I no longer tune in to the news so I did not know the Mueller was hired to investigate Trumps extramarital affairs.

Anonymous said...

I actually used to work for Mimi a few years ago....

Anonymous said...

Never let a tragedy go to waste? The phrase itself implies that some gain is to be garnered from the tragedy. What is the pastor's gain other than getting a few more folks to pray for him? The Prager schtick is getting old. Similar the Delkus and ad news story schtick.

Anonymous said...

Good point Barry. The book of Exodus has nothing to do with the Jews.

Anonymous said...

Never let a tragedy go to waste.


Yep, that is taken from the Dem's Strategic Manual for the Destruction of America.

Anonymous said...

Never let a tragedy go to waste.



Wait! Isn't that your entire blog?

Anonymous said...

Give it up. This blog is starting to sound like the weather channel all Stormy all the time. Who cares what he did 10-15 years ago.

Y’all have to keep the spotlight on Trump So the real investigation don’t start on Obama and Clinton because when it does a lot of Dems are in trouble

Anonymous said...

Who first gets to say the Trump administration is melting down? Cohen is going to prison. Trump is toast.

wordkyle said...

BG, you know I respect you, but this Prager thing diminishes you. Prager's book is #35 on Amazon. Also, do some reading on Jews and Exodus - the focus of his book.

Anonymous said...

I am not sure what happened, but the past 4 RTGs have been a step up from most previous. Good show, mate!

re: the Dennis Prager book -
His may be outside of the top 100, but (as of now) the Marlon Bundo book is still sitting at #1! https://www.amazon.com/best-sellers-books-Amazon/zgbs/books

Anonymous said...

WordKomrade will be along shortly to tell you Prager's book is at the top of some extremely obscure category and demand an apology.

Met Mimi about 15 years ago. Smoking. Hot.

NASCAR and TMS only have themselves to blame. No Limits on how TMS will ruin your experience at the track. NASCAR determines the outcome of a race better than WWE scripts wrestling. They are surviving off their TV contract, not ticket sales.

Bear said...

I always thought

"A Jury is there to decide who hired the best attorney".

The idea of justice depends on which side of the argument you are on.

No such thing as absolutes anymore, it's only perspective that matters.

Triple Fake... said...

"(Prager's) attempt to explain the Bible. Prager is Jewish."
I'm not familiar with his book and how much of the Bible he's 'splainin', but, pretty much the entire Old Testament is nothing but Jews and their history, right? Well, except for the first five days

Attorney talk:
"We all know that we just want to see ads from The Texas Hammer."
Um, not me. He, and his son, are beyond annoying with their poser gravelly tough talk. If you looked up dillweed ambulance chaser in the dictionary, their photos would be side-by-side

DWI at night, Coffey in the morning.
Catchy, but I guess it's too much to ask her to change that to Hot Coffey?
You guys have got a National College of DUI Defense? Who's the mascot - Foster Brooks? I'll just sit here patiently while you kids look that one up

Triple Fake Freshly Roasted Dean Martin

John G said...

Tree removal for a very large Oak tree cost me $975, the guy wanted $1250 but we worked a deal. That included stump grinding.

Anonymous said...

Mueller's investigation scope is quite broad. When in the process of determining if collusion and/or obstruction occurred, he encounters other evidence of crimes, he is to turn that evidence over to the appropriate jurisdiction. He is being extremely careful to follow the law. IMHO Trump and those close to his past transgressions are in acute legal danger.

Anonymous said...

9:38 - The 80’s called and they want their foreign policy back. Haha, good one, right?

Anonymous said...

Where were the FBI raids when Hillary was acid washing, hammering black berries and not turning over 30 thousand emails?

Anonymous said...

10:19 - The corruption of the FBI and other government institutions was the most destructive aspect of Obama’s presidency.

Anonymous said...

There seem to be several fans of Prager who read your column. You might want to rephrase your shout out!
re Prager's book, of which you say 'by the way, is his attempt to explain the Bible. Prager is Jewish.'
I believe the Bible is primarily about Jews. The Old Testament is their history. The Psalms are their songs. Jesus was a Jew. His apostles were primarily Jews. He lived in a Jewish region of the world...Judaism is the lifeblood of the Bible.
Only in the New Testament do we see the emergence of Christianity, but even then, with doubters and resistance. About half of the New Testament is credited to Paul (Saul of Tarsus), who was Jew and spent a lot of his early life persecuting early Christians.

What did they teach you at First Baptist, Bridgeport?

Anonymous said...

Mimi Coffey is a friend of mine. If I had a DWI charge, I'd certainly consider hiring her.

janneba said...

Must have not been to much of an emergency the way they were walking to the operating room on the preacher. That Mimi is kinda gross with that cigar. And tree removal is very expensive and dangerous, make sure you hire someone that knows what they are doing you could lose a car or house.

Anonymous said...

Remember the BCCI scandal that should have sucked in all those top political names in Washington, and George B's chief of Justice Dept. was Robert Mueller, who didn't do jack squat?

Crazy middle east oil and drug cartel money laundering scheme and weapon smuggling to terrorists to influence American politics was nothing compared to the Stormy D situation today.

Anonymous said...

9:21 WK - Barry’s Prager obsession doesn’t diminish Barry, it reveals him.

Anonymous said...

Watch Shane for tips on tree removal.

DF Alan Ladd

Anonymous said...

Shout out to the one Dennis Prager fan out there. His book is now outside Amazon's Top 100 and is nowhere to be found. (His book, by the way, is his attempt to explain the Bible. Prager is Jewish.)

Where do you come up with these numbers? I just looked it up, and it is at #36 in Best Sellers and #11 on the Best Selling Hot New Releases.

Anonymous said...

Anyone being investigated by the FBI is not qualified to be the President of the United States.

Donald Trump 8/3/16

Anonymous said...

"Where were the FBI raids when Hillary was acid washing, hammering black berries and not turning over 30 thousand emails?"

That's a good question. If only there had been, you know, several years of congressional investigations, surely they would have come up with something to sic the FBI on her...

Rage

Anonymous said...

Remove dead tree and grind stump, figure $1.000 to $1,500.

Anonymous said...

Tree removal will cost half what a DWI defense costs. And yet for that money a man with equipment and expertise will work alongside a couple helpers all day to complete the task. That DWI defense? I guess some lawyer will make a couple phone calls to a buddy in the prosecutor's office, then both will have a good laugh about fleecing another rube

Anonymous said...

11:48 “Rage” proves that AI still has vast shortcomings.

Anonymous said...

The TWU murder trial is going to be quite a show. Body found burning in a kiddy pool at Grapevine Lake, cops ID the victim and trace the cell phone to the Haslet area, video footage from bars in Denton put the suspect and victim together, more video from Walmart in Haslet shows the guy buying a shovel at 1:30 a.m.
Cops spent a day and a half combing through the guy's house for evidence. Now he goes on trial and his attorney floats the story that she died during kinky sex and he went into full panic mode, dismembering and burning the body.
If the jury is dumb enough, he might just get away with the murder and get pinged for tampering with evidence and abuse of a corpse.

Anonymous said...

I am a church goer but also see your point of view on pastors and church 100%. I think you are starting to dig a little too deep my friend. Not 100% of pastors are money grabbing idiots.

Anonymous said...

She's good at what she does, but Mimi Coffey is definitely over compensating for not having a penis.

Anonymous said...

Rage, surely if there had been a REAL investigation against Hillary that didn't give her attorneys immunity and allowing them to be in the room while she was being questioned. She was even exonerated before the investigation was over. That investigation?

Anonymous said...

Judging by your pic I'm guessing that deal involved you being on the receiving end of that "stump grinding"!

Anonymous said...

I would cut that tree off and turn it into a table...still it will cost a lot.

Anonymous said...

I’m sending Barry a signed copy of Prager’s new book.

Anonymous said...

Am I the only one that thinks having a book mentioned anywhere on the best sellers list is pretty damn successful. Do you folks know how many tens of thousands of books are published each year?

Think about this blog for instance, where would it be in terms of readers matched up against every blog in the US? You would have to break it down into some obscure, regional category to show it has some popularity in comparison to other blogs in that region. This blog is successful in that regard but Prager has reached a national audience, like him or not!

Anonymous said...

Barry, where is your concern about an attorney's office being raided to obtain info on a client?

Anonymous said...

If one can simply pass the "Bar Exam" it doesn't make a crap what Law School you attended....that is just another arrogant game. By the way counselor...I have met a plethora of really intellectually challenged lawyers as of late.

Anonymous said...

1. Rage is usually spot-on
2. Those of you that use terms like "Dems" and "libtards" are lost. Too stupid to know better, and it would take years of schooling to catch you up. That being said, best bet would be to let the adults handle admin, and you guys keep on doing whatever you do for money, and try not to damage anything or talk too loudly. Also, no more voting for you all. You proved what can happen, and its happening.
3. I care what the President did 10-15 years ago, and you should too.
4. Try to forget about your own money for two seconds and try to have a more long-term vision for the country. This quarter to quarter goal measurement won't ever pay off.

Be good out there,

Your Dad

jon spencer said...

For the tree, anywhere depending on many factors, $500 to $3,000.
Hight, diameter, branches, condition of wood, where the tree will fall, do you have to close a road?, will the neighbors be affected.
Know a person that had to have a fairly large crane lift the pieces over the house, want to guess what a crane, operator and riggers cost per hour? And they get paid portal to portal.
Had a large (50') Blue Spruce dropped in my front yard, all that the tree service did was put it on the ground, I did the cutting up and removal. Cost to me was $150, it did not take the two guys more than 20 minutes from getting out of their truck to getting back in and going.
Neighbor had a equivalent sized Soft Maple removed from their back yard, same tree service and same two guys.
Cost was a little over $600, much more work done by the crew.

Anonymous said...

You are "rage", we already established that a while back tracking IP addresses.

Anonymous said...

What 3:04 said.

Anonymous said...

Funny how people will argue high property appraisals to avoid taxes, then turn around and post a sale price at or above that same appraised value; only to be screwed when the buyer says..."but...it's only worth...."

Anonymous said...

Yes, NASCAR has had a big problem for a while. Boring, boring, boring.

Anonymous said...

@3:04

Nothing is more asinine than someone telling someone else that they are stupid because they simply do not think the same as you do.

Who made you the ultimate "Knower of all things"?

Anyone that thinks they are smarter than the next guy, has a lot to learn.

This Left-Right debacle is getting out of hand and is dragging this country down.

Illegals have more rights than citizens.

There are now more than 2 sexes and if I don't acknowledge that, I am the backwards person? If I don't pretend a man is a woman, I am the outsider? Where do you people come off treating others this way?

Liberals are the most closed minded, egotistical asses this country has.

Anonymous said...

3:04 - Rage is an adjunct professor trying to earn a little Soro’s cash.

Anonymous said...

Yeah (Not my) Dad. You care what this president did. How about the last one? The one that did drugs for so many years? And smoked cigarettes all the way into the white house. And lied and preached and weaponized the IRS and Grubered the whole bunch of you turd-followers. How about that one? Where was your righteous indignation then?

Anonymous said...

It's a little hard to argue with what 3:44 said. Even the things liberals and I agree on are impossible to find common ground because of the slash and burn, take no prisoners approach to shoving the whole pile of garbage down your throat or utterly destroying you if you refuse to smile while being force-fed their feel-good bullshit.

#justsaynotobeinggrubered

Anonymous said...

4:44: You realize that Trump is on some pretty heavy drugs and has been for years, right? Look at the side effects of his hair drugs and how they impact behavior. Trump and his lawyer paid off Daniels less than 2 weeks before the election. Isn't that something that is important for us to know? I'm sure you and your other Trump boot-lickers will come up 20 other excuses for Trump's behavior, but if you were honest, you support him because he is white and the previous president wasn't.

Anonymous said...

I had a large post oak cut down earlier this year. Two guys from Springtown. Took them half a day and they cut it into firewood lengths and stacked the wood. $400.

Anonymous said...

Wondering if Jeffers is prepping himself for a future run for President?

Anonymous said...

Rage is a condescending c%nt and so are you dad. Go f yourself.

Anonymous said...

3:22 you are spot on with your observation. And may I add, this is why Texas needs mandatory recording of purchase price as part of the deed recording at the County Clerk's office. Other states do it. Would take a lot of the guess work out of property appraisal and makes a fairly level playing field for fair taxation. Property is worth what you sell it for. End of story. The Lieutenant Governor doesn't yet realize the problem in the ad valorem process these days is not with the tax rate, but with the arbitrary and capricious property appraisal system.

DF Wayne Peveto

PS - in the bad old days of every taxing entity having their own appraisal office, there were over 2200 appraisal offices in Texas. After the 1979 bill, that number shrunk to one per county (254).

Anonymous said...

Actually 1:20, she has several. She carries them around in her jacket pocket after removing them from arrogant prosecutors.

DF Rod Johnson

Anonymous said...

good whataboutism

Anonymous said...

sure you back tracked IPs.SUUUUURE you did.

Anonymous said...

I doubt the girl found it as "fascinating" as you do.