The Campaign For DA

4.17.2018

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts


  • I used to see "public bids" in the Messenger whenever the county government was going to make a purchase of any significance. Is that no longer required or am I just missing it? 
  • Regarding the Vegas line of the number of season wins for the Texas Rangers, I told you to take the under. Once again, I'm a Sports Genius. 
  • I told you that if he didn't testify he would be convicted. Once again, I'm a Legal Genius. 
  • There's an appeal that has been filed in a Wise County criminal felony case. The briefs will be available online and, trust me, it's going to get tense. I'll keep you posted. 
  • The West, Texas explosion that killed 15 was five years ago today. Time flies. 
  • I haven't mentioned the arrest at Starbucks of the guys who happen to be African-American because I want more background facts. If a private establishment tells you to leave because you aren't buying anything, you leave.
  • A judge forced Trump's lawyer, The Dumbest Lawyer in America, Michael Cohen, to reveal the names of his clients yesterday. He had three. The last one revealed was Fox News' Sean Hannity. I'm giddy. Hannity, who has interviewed Cohen numerous times without revealing the relationship, is going to be fired. Then again, it's Fox News. Edit: Hannity made $36 million last year and he chose Cohen as his lawyer. 
    Once again, the old white man "thumbs up" photo
    Going to court. He has a cover over his umbrella.
  • The concept that you have to be paid as a lawyer in order for the attorney/client privilege to exist is 100% false. 
  • Cohen had more lawyers representing him at the hearing than he has clients. Side note: When your lawyer needs a team of lawyers you've got a bad lawyer. #MelCooleySchoolOfLaw
  • And the fact that Stormy Daniels showed up makes the Trump Administration an official clown car. 
  • How's that "Make America Great Again" working out for you? 
    So sad.
  • It's tax day.
  • The courthouse is getting new outside security cameras. If you work on the courthouse square, they will be able to see everything in high-def.
  • The University of Texas is going to expand their stadium at a cost of $140 million. And people struggle to pay to put their kids through that "public university." That couldn't be used for academic scholarships?
  • The "Night Court" judge, Harry Anderson has died at 65. 
  • Someone asked me why I don't run for chairman of the Democratic Party in Wise County in order to organize them and energize them. 
  • Mrs. LL and I watched the second episode of Green Acres. It is comedy gold. (Does Mr. Douglas wear a suit, white shirt, and tie throughout the entire series?)


74 comments:

Upstairs said...

Our county put the cameras up around the square a couple of years ago. I took my high school kids out and showed them so they would know that everyone at the S.O. and courthouse could see everything they did on the square.

I don't know about Wise County's but the ones we have can be controlled by the S.O. and the County Judge's office. They turn to see in every direction.

I was having work done on my building. I had rented equipment parked out front all weekend. I asked them to point the cameras this way and watch it all weekend. They did. It was great.

Anonymous said...

Invitations to Bid is on the county website. I have never seen it on the Messenger's also, but really haven't looked.

http://co.wise.tx.us/Bid_Advertisements.htm

Anonymous said...

Oliver Douglas always wears the tie. And when he pontificates about American ideals, you will hear "Yankee Doodle Dandy" in the background. It is one of my all-time favorite shows. I watch a lot of Antenna TV these days; it keeps me off the news which is nothing but an ongoing case of secondary embarrassment.

~MPM

Anonymous said...

I loved Green Acres. Definitely the place to be.

If I recall, he wears a tie the entire show (unless he is in his pajamas) but not always a jacket.

Anonymous said...

......because I want more background facts




First time for everything.

Bear said...

I have always heard that a lawyer that represents themselves has a fool for a client.

Which is it? He's a fool or he's a good lawyer?

Anonymous said...

I agree with the person that asked you to chair the Democratic Party in WC, you’d be great at it and a much needed boost.

Anonymous said...

You would think UT would concentrate on winning some games. More seats to watch a pitiful program.

Anonymous said...

So much for picking my nose while sitting in my car on the square!! ;-)

Anonymous said...

Drain the swamp. arrest the traitors, do it now.

Anonymous said...

9:00 AM ; HE WOULD NEED A BOOST TO GET IN THE CHAIR

TF LEPRECHAUN LAWYER

Anonymous said...

Sorry Barry, there is nothing there. Trump will keep winning and you will never get to watch it burn.

Anonymous said...

Which phone booth does the wise co. Democrats meet in?

Triple Fake... said...


As noted earlier, Mr. Douglas sometimes takes his jacket off (Delkus style!), but habitually wears a tie and vest. The gentleman farmer attire is part of the overall approach for the series, as opposed to dressing him in overalls.
Watching somebody do farm work while wearing a suit is classic fish-out-of-water comedy

Anonymous said...

MAGA is working just fine Skippy. JUDICIAL APPOINTMENTS!

Baylor Too said...

Oliver Wendell Douglas always wears a suit, and he has different suits for different jobs around the farm.

It is the best sit-com ever.

Anonymous said...

Your legal prowess amazes.
He was found guilty because the evidence in the case was overwhelming and the defense his lawyer presented was too lame for anyone to believe. When you strangle someone with a zip tie, don't do anything to revive them, dismember their body, cut out their heart, and try to burn the body in a kiddie pool, saying the death was an accident and you went full panic mode doesn't wash.
If he had testified it would have given the prosecutor an opportunity to ask him why the evidence didn't support his story.

Anonymous said...

Upcoming felony case must be Brandon Davis and that crazy Rhome City Council bunch. They make Hank Kimbell look sensible.

Anonymous said...

Barry, your sports predictions err on the side of failure and cynicism, which is the most likely outcome for approximately 80% of teams in any given league. Your self-congratulatory smugness is tired.

SpanishWarDonkey said...

But I thought republicans hated activist judges?

Michael Kenyon said...

It doesn't take a sports genius to pick the under on Ranger wins. Up until about 10 years, you could get rich picking the under.

Anonymous said...

It's disturbing to me to hear so many people wishing for the demise of our president. Like him or not, his demise would hurt our country. I did not like Obama or most of the things he did (or didn't do), but I never held him in contempt like the left is holding Trump. If the guy did something illegal, then prove it already. I don't want a corrupt president either, but PROVE IT! It's been a year already of nothing but bias hatred and they still have nothing to pin on him other than an affair he had with a porn star years ago. I would guess most in Washington better not be throwing stones regarding affairs!!!

Anonymous said...

If Comey would have been honest with Trump and told him the Steele dossier was paid for by Hillary and was not secret intelligence but rather research opposition that was unverifiable, this whole Russia collusion thing with Mueller would have never happened. Thanks Comey for wasting millions of tax payer money. Skippy hates it when the government wastes his money and so do I.

Anonymous said...

I hope you realize the lack of credibility of one lawyer bashing another. It is a sign of cerebral deficiency which is rampant in that profession.

Anonymous said...

Don't be so gullible as to swallow all of the rag sheets and liberal press garbage about Hannity or anyone else. It is embarrassing even for dumb lawyers.

Anonymous said...

Us democrats are not picky about who we rally around...see Terry McAuliffe!

Anonymous said...

And the fact that Stormy Daniels showed up makes the Trump Administration an official clown car.

Skippy, did you see her press conference? I'd pay that slut thousands of dollars to shut up too!

Shane Hardin said...

In reality, UT Austin already uses quite a bit of athletic money to pay for scholarships - but there is a limit to the amount of athletic scholarships per sport. They also have to account for Title IX policies of making sure that the men's and women's are as "equal" as possible. Using Texas as an example, their football program makes enough money where it supports all of the other men's sports but also entire women's athletic program. That being said, most athletic programs have now become 501(c) non-profit groups. For a school like Texas or Alabama where football is the only revenue generating sport, there is money left over after supporting the other sports and that money has to be reinvested into the athletic program. So, if you notice big time schools almost constantly upgrading/updating their facilities, it because they have to as per their non-profit association status.

DFW Godfather

Bear said...

Thumbs up is the "Old White Man's" gang symbol.

Get used to it.

Anonymous said...

"Hi Def" is a relative term in the security industry. You can get "Hi Def" cameras from Sam's Club and the video will still be terrible.
Megapixel cameras from reputable manufacturers sourced through a factory-trained integrator are the norm for commercial and government installs.
City of Decatur self-performs their installs through their IT Group. We'll see how "Hi Def" they really are.

Anonymous said...

9:25am - good stuff! They'll need to purchase from storage the one the Republicans used prior to the 90's.

Anonymous said...

9:25 Haha made me laugh!

Anonymous said...

11:39 - City of Decatur did not install the cameras. The courthouse belongs to the county.

wordkyle said...

I'm not sure what's with all the to-do about Hannity being Cohen's client. Is it pertinent to anything? This "scandal" has the same odor as the media fervor over election-year rumors that Mitt Romney may have bullied a kid fifty years ago when they were both in high school. Much ado about very little.

Anonymous said...

10:12 - SWD - We do. Trump is appointing non activists Judges. You Leftist are pathetic fools.

Anonymous said...

Courthouse cameras = nazi Germany.

Anonymous said...

Hey 10:37

You like apples? Try this from the Big Apple:

Accused felons in New York City will wait, on average, over two years before their trial is heard in court, according to data provided by the New York State Unified Court System. About one-third are out on bail during that period, but the rest remain behind bars, either not offered bail or unable to pay it.

https://www.thenewyorkworld.com/blog/how-long-does-it-take-for-a-criminal-case-to-go-to-trial/

DF Rudy Giuliani

Anonymous said...

WORDY: Hannity should have disclosed that he had a relationship with Cohen when he was discussing Cohen last week. If you have enough of a relationship where you are trying to call something privileged in a court of law, you need to disclose it. If Hannity never paid Cohen, but had a reciprocal relationship, then Hannity and Fox News provided Trump and his campaign with a benefit, which should have been disclosed. If it were not disclosed, it is another violation of campaign finance law, but I don't know if this would be in New York, federal, or whatever. So, yes, it is a big deal, because Fox News provided a service which it did not provide to others. If this were in place during the Republican Primary, it is even mkore insidious.

wordkyle said...

123 - Your argument is full of "ifs." You seem to be establishing a standard that no other journalist has been held to. (Ownership of the newspaper or publication being the only one that comes to mind.) Has the journalist ever conducted business with the interviewee? Has the journalist ever had dinner with the interviewee, or been to a party at his house? Washington is a small city when it comes to politics, and everyone rubs shoulders with everyone, journalists and politicians alike. How much disclosure do you hear about that?


Anonymous said...


Amen, 1:23. Well said. Wordy, you are so full of it. It IS a big deal. Let's see...Michael Cohen is saying Hannity is one of his clients and Hannity is saying "I might have paid him $10" then he never paid him. Either way, it doesn't matter. 1:23 nailed it. Me think you doth ignore too much.

Anonymous said...

I'm getting a real kick out of the left's reaction to the Hannity news! Never have I ever seen a bigger nothing burger!

SpanishWarDonkey said...

Ah, so you're a hypocrite. Got it.

Anonymous said...

Hey 9:31! Gorsuch ruled with the 5-4 majority against Trump's legal eagles on the alien case. Don't think the Orange One is happy today.

DF Justice Kennedy

Anonymous said...

I'm not worried about Trump. I am worried about all the Trump idiots who support him. When this nation is really in the deep doo-doo in future days(riots in streets, bread lines, rich people being randomly hung, foreign armies invading, disease, pestilence, etc), where will those loyal Trump Americans line up? I think since they have proven they will back a huckster liar without morals, they may the first to sign up as Friends of the Invaders. Gotta cover your own butt they would probably say, over doing the right thing for the whole nation. Erich Mielke would have an easy time working with Trumpsters.

DF Yankee Doodle

Anonymous said...

I do not think that word means what you think it means.

Anonymous said...

So we can get gif of dump and most of his millionaires in the cabinet!! Great thanks

Anonymous said...

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SpanishWarDonkey said...

There is nothing anyone could have said to you that would have made you admit it mattered.

SpanishWarDonkey said...

Don't be daft, it means what it means. Pardon me for being sick of blatant hypocrisy in the party that purports to espouse views I believe in. What's the old saying, "water your own yard"?

Anonymous said...

It's funny you cite a dystopian socialistic Clintonesque future when talking about Trump! We will be the ones on the front lines protecting your dumb ass!

Anonymous said...

3:30 --

Take it easy there, sport, you're coming across like a paranoid rant. With the economy roaring back, it is unlikely we will see bread lines, pestilence, or the four horsemen.

"Huckster liar without morals" is how you referred to Trump but world-class liars like Hillary and Bill and Barack and Nancy and Chuck don't even appear on your radar.

You commies have lost your drug-addled minds.

wordkyle said...

So far your arguments are "It's a big deal because I say it is." Maybe Hannity "should" -- whatever that means -- have disclosed his relationship with Cohen, for better journalism. Does that standard apply to every journalist? (Your answer must be "no." See above.) Nonetheless, it certainly doesn't indicate any sort of scandal, legal ramifications, or anything of significance.

Already the idiotic claims have hit Defcon One. Do you guys realize anymore how difficult it is to take anything you say seriously when Every. Single. Thing. is the End of the World As We Know It? Are you happy to have folks like 330 on your side? He's about average for how batshit crazy you guys have become.

Anonymous said...

3:30----

You're just one more irrational Trump Tantrum Thrower. You are indeed a fool.

But...here's how insurance works. If liberals continue to advance their agenda there will come a day that they will get, or come for in some ways, the guns. I voted for the party less likely to disarm me.

So... if and when the shit hits the fan, as you describe, I will be in charge of my destiny. Not someone whose philosophy I vehemently disagree with. Go fuck yourself if you consider my voting for what I perceive as my best interests to make me a second class citizen. I don't want to share a country with you. Oh, and you have no idea how badly you would lose the civil war you are flirting with.

Anonymous said...

President Trump still Winning!

MAGA !

Anonymous said...

Did 330 just invent a totally fictional, fantastical scenario and use it to call half the country traitors? Why yes, yes he did.

I'm curious what purpose you think that serves?

You sir, are a disgusting excuse of a human. Find a bridge. Jump. Nobody will miss you.

Have a nice trip.

Anonymous said...

bring it 3:30. I challenge you to a bare hands duel. Name the time and place. Make it public. There are things you don't get to call me, asshole

Anonymous said...

5:03

As you know, perception is everything.

Hannity not acknowledging his relationship with Cohen is a major faux pas.

You know it, I know it, acknowledge it.

And you are still a pompous ass....100%

Anonymous said...

Hey Jackass-----

Get your meds adjusted. You seem to be making less sense every day for about a week now. Really

Anonymous said...

Yankee Doodle: Do you not see that the exact same statement could be made about the idiot supporters of the hucksters, liars and w/o morals presidents like William Jefferson Clinton and Barack Husein Obama? Turnabouts fair play!

Anonymous said...

Eddie Albert was a war hero in WWII although he was old enough to have sat it out.

Anonymous said...

Neither Trump nor Hannity is going away anytime soon, Barry. Now go crawl into your safe zone and start sucking your thumb again with all your liberal, idealistic buddies....

Garry Solmonson said...

So if I ask you about my traffic ticket in the grocery store, and you reply to me, is there privilege? You're not my attorney, just a fellow shopper in the beer section?

Anonymous said...

The thing is that there were white people at the scene who said they come in all the time and even go to the restroom without paying...they are never told to leave..they asked why are they being arrested. Starbucks fired the manager who call 911..and has scheduled a day to close all store for new training concerning policy...that is admitting the manager committed racial prejudice. What she should have done was told the 911 operator is that she was fearful of her safety; but, she was cool as a cucumber on the 911 call...

wordkyle said...

536 - You inadvertently got something right. The Hannity thing was, at most, a faux pas -- "a slip or blunder in etiquette, manners, or conduct." Not a scandal, not a disaster, not a sign of the End Times, as those on the Left would have you believe.

As for my being "pompous," let's fire that engine up again and ask you to explain why you chose that word. Of course, you have an opinion, and your explanation for how you came to that opinion will reveal
a) whether you have a solid basis for your opinion; and
b) if you know what the word "pompous" means.
Good luck. We're all counting on you.

SpanishWarDonkey said...

So you're too mentally inept to form a rebuttal? Seems about right.

Anonymous said...

I don't think not representing oneself excludes one from being a fool. It just gives them a starting leg up.

Anonymous said...

Yes. That explains why he's fighting ALL of the investigations tooth and nail. And also why he refuses (still) to release his tax return. "Nothing there!!!" Shyeah, okie dokie.

Anonymous said...

Funny you say that since all the "ado" was initially done by the lawyers trying to keep his name mumsies. I mean, surely if it WERE no biggie, then Hannity (and others) wouldn't have worked so hard to avoid it. But, you see, they did. Which usually means that there's something to hide. Stay tuned.

Anonymous said...

Funny. I know a guy who is making bank spinning yarns (and selling survival pods and the like) about the world ending and all that jazz. He is DEFINITELY on your team. Just so you know which batshit crazy belongs to whom.

Anonymous said...

The irony of a fox and friends watching "non-liberal" pompously lecturing someone about opinions. Now go ahead, challenge me to PROVE that you watch the fox and friends. I can't. And yet I'm certain that you do, as you've made it clear that you don't watch the "fake news". You are a cliche of yourself.

Anonymous said...

STFU already Jackass. You really just called WK mentally inept? You are a riot. He may be a lot of things, but that ain't one of them. You've gone full retard to even suggest it.

I have read his book. After I read yours, or some similar dissertation written by you, I'll have a better idea who's actually the idiot here, but for now most of the evidence points at you.

Anonymous said...

ooh!! I love it when it says 69 comments.

Rage

mzchief said...

This was one of the best faeces flinging "debates" in years. However, Wordkyle gets the gold star for keeping his hands clean and keeping it about the issues.

Anonymous said...

Garry @ 9:18------------

Your scenario is ludicrous. Barry in the beer aisle? Really?? So yeah, that's not gonna happen. You might run in to him over at the tofu section, but you'd think both of you would have enough damned sense not to acknowledge each other, much less talk shop.