The Campaign For DA

5.07.2018

Random Monday Morning Thoughts


  • I said Michael Cohen was the worst lawyer in America. I retract that. It is Rudy Giuliani who is ignorantly throwing his client. Donald Trump, under the bus every time he appears on TV. Here is a tip: Stay off TV.
  • For those who missed it, Giuliani said he couldn't rule out other women being paid off other than Stormy Daniels.
  • Speaking of shooting yourself in the leg: 
  • Ouch:
  • That volcano eruption on the Big Island in Hawaii is crazy: 
  • This is beyond impressive. (And I even know who David Clyde is):
  • I'm at a municipal judge seminar (I hate seminars), but this has been fantastic so far. Highlights
    • We had a speaker talk about how to deal with unstable people. Treat them with respect. 
    • We had someone talk about how to spot autistic people and whether it is legal to deal with them differently. He has an autistic son.
    • One line: "Have you read the DSM-5? The only thing more boring is Tolstoy." I was the only one in the room who laughed. 
    • Something said: "Bodycams reward good officers."
    • One speaker went on a tangent about how people spend too much time on their phones. "Go to a restaurant and look at a table. No one is talking. They are all looking at their phones." The judge beside me was texting and didn't hear a word he said at that moment. 
  • Sheesh:
  • Here are the results for Saturday's municipal election in Wise County. The turnout is shockingly embarrassing. But look at tiny Runaway Bay. Comparatively, the turnout was huge. At least they care out there. 
  • And why in the world do we have a different date for the run-off election for county/precinct positions on a different date (May 22nd). Why not do last Saturday when all the voting locations were staffed? 
  • This Irish Travellers case, which led to a civil case verdict last week in Tarrant County, needs to be read by everyone. The last I heard they were in White Settlement, but I don't know if they are still there. 

82 comments:

Anonymous said...

RE: "Have you read the DSM-5? The only thing more boring is Tolstoy."

That's a great line. I'll be using that. Made me snork when I read it.

Anonymous said...

About 15 years ago we dealt with the Irish Travelers when they bought 45 houses all at the same time in a subdivision in White Settlement. Completely insane. $150,000 houses with $200,000 worth of vehicles parked in the front. All related to one another. FWPD had files and dossiers on all of them. They never used their real names - all nicknames and aliases. Men would leave for the entire summer, traveling all over the country running scams while the women stayed home with a house full of children (keep in mind that inbreeding is a major player with those folks).

Anonymous said...

They threw the bums out in Rhome.

Anonymous said...

Looks like taxpayers have about had all they want in the way of tax increases. And I wonder if the Alvord ISD board has gotten the message yet. Two bond proposals in two years and they BOTH failed. School boards, if you want to pass a bond, dedicate the $ to EDUCATION AND INSTRUCTIONAL facilities, not play time. And try being honest. My coworker says that their so-called "Elementary" gym was nothing more than a scaled back competition gym pushed by one of the leaving board members so they could get their name on a building.

Anonymous said...

"I said Michael Cohen was the worst lawyer in America. I retract that. It is Rudy Giuliani "

Thought this as well, but was amazed that when Trump basically said he got the facts wrong and Rudy said he was "focused on the law, not the facts". Uhhhh, hey, man, if you don't know the facts, how do you know, you know, if your client violated the law?

"Speaking of shooting yourself in the leg: "

But we should arm teachers. Right.

"That volcano eruption on the Big Island in Hawaii is crazy: "

NEWSFLASH: Volcanic island is volcanic.

"I'm at a municipal judge seminar (I hate seminars)"

You're scouting out RTGs. I know what you're doing.

"We had a speaker talk about how to deal with unstable people. Treat them with respect."

Can't tell you how often I see this done the wrong way in Houston.

Rage

Anonymous said...

So a porn star who has consensual sex with Trump and was then paid to keep it to herself is a victim?

Christ almighty we are near the end days with leftist logic.

Anonymous said...

The travelers have been doing the life insurance schemes for a long time...they just don't usually kill them..they die of natural causes so the family is kept with a good flow of money to support the younger ones.

Anonymous said...

Men who pay off women for sexual pleasures are called John's, and the women who do the sexual pleasures and take the money are called prostitutes. What happened to the lib-tard-democrat mantra that this is a victimless crime? Geez, just start kicking people if you need your jollies!!!


DF Brad Marchand

Anonymous said...

So now a PORN SLUT is celebrated while our President who has done MORE for this country domestically& internationally than ANYONE in the recent past is mocked &threatened by Hollywood. If THAT doesn't convince you that liberals are out of touch AND INSANE THEN NOTHING WILL!

I don't care what people are doing in their bedroom ... if they're public officials or non-public officials ... We should focus on the things that the President is doing for the country, not his personal life.

John Kerry is meeting with Iranian officials, committing treason. Hillary Clinton deleted 33K emails & sold Russia our uranium. Susan Rice illegally unmasked the Trump campaign. Eric Holder sold guns to Mexican drug cartels.

Yet, Michael Cohen was the one raided by the FBI...MORE INSANITY

YET TRUMPS APPROVAL RATING IS AT 51% AND CONTINUES TO CLIMB! Still #WINNING

Harry Hamid said...

You should treat unstable people with respect, of course, but that rarely rids you of the problem. At my job, I'm generally left holding the buck when these folks gets passed down and down and down the line, and the trick is to figure out how to get them out of my office without calling security and believing that they've managed to gain something while in my office - even if they came to discuss the microchip their neighbor implanted in them.

I've had mixed result. Very mixed.

Seymore said...

David Clyde was great against his first 5 batters in his major league start. Billy Martin (the best Manager the Rangers have had to date) was against starting the kid (wanted to send him straight to the minor club). But he was a ticket draw $$$ for a while. Rangers ruined him.

Anonymous said...

A kid in El Paso was killed during a school "walk out" over the danger of guns...by a distracted driver. True.

Anonymous said...

9:10, John's what? You left out a word or two there.

Anonymous said...

I will never vote for anything in Alvord until they get rid of that athletic staff!

Anonymous said...

That volcano has been erupting for years and years without stopping. Only when lava busts out farther down the slope like this does it make news. All of those islands were once situated over the same hot spot, drifting with the continental plates. Oahu, Maui, all of them. Now it's the large island that sits over the lava spout. One day...the big island will be to the north of the hot spot and some other new island will form over the same spot.

Anonymous said...

The most dangerous place to be? Between Guiliani and a microphone. He will run over you before you know it.

wordkyle said...

If we're suggesting candidates for "worst lawyer in America" doesn't Mueller deserve a mention? A judge finally asked him (his team) what Manafort's actions in 2005-2006 had to do with colluding with Russia to win an election in 2016. And Mueller (his team) had to admit that they had no evidence of any communications between Manafort and Russian officials.

In a separate hearing, Mueller (his team) got caught flatfooted when lawyers for some of those Russians indicted several weeks ago demanded Mueller provide documentation. The Mueller team had to ask for a delay, which the judge denied.

Anonymous said...

"So a porn star who has consensual sex with Trump and was then paid to keep it to herself is a victim?"

Literally nobody is saying she's a victim.


"A kid in El Paso was killed during a school "walk out" over the danger of guns...by a distracted driver. True."

Oh man, that's terrible. I'm sure you are sending thoughts and prayers. But other than that, what's your point? Are you trying to politicize the death of a kid for some reason, because you feel it somehow fits your narrative?

Rage

Anonymous said...

Love it. Mueller went from hero when appointed and when head of the FBI, to "worst lawyer candidate".

Sure, there may be no communication with Manafort, but Mueller's mandate was to investigate Russian interference in the election (not "collusion", as Republicans have tried to frame it) and prosecute any crimes leading from that investigation.

So if they find tax evasion during their investigation are they not supposed to investigate and prosecute it? Isn't tax evasion a crime in and of itself, whether or not there was collusion (not the subject of the investigation) or interference by Russia in the election (which is Mueller's mandate)? Should they refer it to local prosecutors? Because when they did that with Cohen, everyone says that was for political reasons too. So, get your story straight, and stop listening to the Info Wars echo chamber on what, exactly, Mueller is doing.

Liars.

Anonymous said...

I thought we were a Christian nation. How does a guy named Christ lose an election in Newark. Never mind. I just answered my own question.

Anonymous said...

"Speaking of shooting yourself in the leg: "

But we should arm teachers. Right.

Ban accidents.

Why Guy said...

Thank you so much for no tats or piercings!

Anonymous said...

I'm at a municipal judge seminar (I hate seminars), but this has been fantastic so far. Highlights:

One speaker went on a tangent about how a certain lawyer spent too much time on his phone or IPad. I was banging out my blog on the keyboard so I didn't hear a word that he said.

Anonymous said...

Hey Skippy, STAY WOKE!! Has Trump launched nukes into North Korea yet? Has Trump fired Sessions yet?

Anonymous said...

"They threw the bums out in Rhome."

Oh, please. Like it matters. Rhome politics is a circus. It doesn't matter which side wins. The results are the same.

Rhome is geographically positioned to explode with development and growth. But unless intelligent city government takes hold at some point, it will continue to be a truck stop with residents on the lower end of the socioeconomic scale.

But who am I to judge? Maybe that's the goal.

Anonymous said...

If Trump used his own money to finance his presidential campaign, how can people use the argument that he broke the law by using campaign money to pay off a porn star?

Anonymous said...

And Mueller (his team) had to admit that they had no evidence of any communications between Manafort and Russian officials.

The "no evidence" quote from your article comes from Manafort's defense attorney, not a Mueller attorney.

John Holmes' Ghost said...

RTG is extra nice today. Excellent choice. I am in love

Anonymous said...

It says something about the left when one of their hero's is a whore. At least we can vote Trump out if we choose. She will forever be one of your hero's. She's prostituting herself out to all the media that hates Trump and like a bunch of pathetic sheep you are just following along.

Anonymous said...

Ya Rage, let's politicize that incident. I'm not the person you were addressing, but let's do it. They are "straining at a knat and swallowing a camel". There are 10 people killed everyday in our country in auto accidents caused by texting while driving. Many more killed by intoxicated drivers. Many more killed by abortions. Yet they don't march for those things, yet those numbers for exceed the ones they are marching about by guns. Everything is relative, but they need to catch a clue.

Anonymous said...

Rage, If you hadn't "fried" your brain on hot grease fumes, you would realize the person was trying to explain the child that lost his life would have not died if he had been in class where he belonged... Now get back to work. A car load of fat women all want the orders biggie sized. Those fries aren't going to cook themselves.

Anonymous said...

I saw where Allysa Milano was speaking at the protest of the NRA in Dallas this weekend, and she was surrounded by her ARMED GUARDS. I'll let that sink in.....

Anonymous said...

Green you know Guiliani is a damn good lawyer don’t be buffaloed by your fellow snowflakes on CNN.

Clearly, Giuliani is being scarramuchi’d by the press. Anyone who comes in to the WH and hits back in ways the press can’t handle is made to be a disaster when in fact that person is good. They tried it with sanders but Trump held his own and kept her around. #WINNING

Anonymous said...

10:36 (1st): Why don't you leave campaign finance law up to the big kids.

10:36 (2nd): You should know better than to point out his bullshit by now.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Almost forgot:

Do you want fries with that?

Assault Rifle 15!

Rage

wordkyle said...

1036 #2 - Yep. In a court brief the attorney said the special counsel had informed them that there were "no materials" to provide showing such communication. Given how this entire Russia thing is being played for the media, if the statement was inaccurate it would have been corrected by now. Remember how the media played up the alleged Manafort-Russia connection the last year?

1009 - First of all, you're a doo-doo head. Now that I've communicated with you on your level, the rest is for other readers.

The judge publicly criticized Mueller & co in court, and brought out questions that lots of people had. Mueller apparently has unlimited power, but the Manafort actions from a decade ago -- given that Mueller had no evidence that Manafort communicated with Russians (see above) -- are completely unrelated to any and all things Russian. On the face of it, it looks like Mueller simply made up a connection to squeeze Manafort. (And, of course, promote the "Trump and Russia" narrative in the media.)

Anonymous said...

Tolstoy and this blog.
Congratulations to Barry White,
but you're no Luther Vandross.

Anti-rage

Anonymous said...

9:16
I don't care what people are doing in their bedroom ... if they're public officials or non-public officials ... We should focus on the things that the President is doing for the country, not his personal life.

John Kerry is meeting with Iranian officials, committing treason. Hillary Clinton deleted 33K emails & sold Russia our uranium. Susan Rice illegally unmasked the Trump campaign. Eric Holder sold guns to Mexican drug cartels.

Yet, Michael Cohen was the one raided by the FBI...MORE INSANITY

YET TRUMPS APPROVAL RATING IS AT 51% AND CONTINUES TO CLIMB! Still #WINNING

Everyone seemed to care about Bill and Monica!
John Kerry was sec of state and had the authority to meet with them.
Clinton did not sell Russia uranium see foxes Shepherd report debunking that....
Eric Holder continued the gun sell program George W started.
No legitimate polling has trump that high among all voters, but 51% of republican voters approve of him.
Hint...stay off the fake news sites.

Anonymous said...

Cheating scandal rocking TCU's vaunted school of communications. And by vaunted I mean total joke. It's a stench pit!

https://www.tcu360.com/2018/05/students-involved-in-cheating-scheme-using-quizlet/

Anonymous said...

I retract that.

Of course, and you'll use your breathless hyperbole on some other lawyer/prosecutor/judge next week.

We had a speaker talk about how to deal with unstable people. Treat them with respect.

Mr. Green, this is certainly a fine, respectable, and well-informed blog you have here...

Anonymous said...

to 9:45

It's people like you causing all the problems. The school boards have run off so many coaches that no competent coach will apply for a job here now. This admin/board has committed to making an "off" year better. They have increased the athletic budget and taken Danny Neighbors out of the classroom so that he can focus on making the football team better. Between Pete and Danny I expect great things come fall. Hopefully the girls sports will pickup some new coaches and they will be better too.

Anonymous said...

Seminars? Isn't that a meeting that people used to attend about 15 years ago where you got on a pay phone and called to register and they gave you the information that you needed to mail in your check to secure your registration? Have lawyers ever heard of webinars?

Anonymous said...

12:20, 9:45 is probably someone from Chico.

Anonymous said...

Yes, but it at least beats the influx of southern white trash and inbreds that were running it.

Anonymous said...

Barry, as a man and a sports genius, I am SHOCKED you didn't mention the most important sports story of the last few days. Yadier Molina, catcher for the Cardinals, took a 102 mph fastball to the private bits off of a foul tip. Watch the video below and tell me you don't cringe.

https://screengrabber.deadspin.com/yadier-molinas-day-gets-much-worse-very-quickly-1825801434

He is having surgery for "damage".

DF Pudge Rodriguez

Anonymous said...

Regarding the seminar speaker who talked about dealing with unstable people: don't you do that every weekday here on Liberally Lean? You should have been teaching the seminar based on that alone.

DF Dale Carnegie

Anonymous said...

First 10:36am on campaign money: If you use it for a political/election purpose, it all is campaign money and has to be reported. That covers personal funds, borrowed money, donated dollars, bribes, barter, PAC money, whatever. If it is used for a campaign purpose (like buying off a short time lover to keep her story from losing you votes), then it is campaign money. It's the law.

DF Texas Ethics Commission

Anonymous said...

So a consensual bj is cause for impeachment when it is found during am investigation into a land deal? All right then. Sorry to apply Republican logic to Republicans.

Anonymous said...

If it were a short term loan or a service to the campaign, it needs to be documented. That did not happen here and still has not happened. It's the cover up that gets the crooks.

Anonymous said...

"It says something about the left when one of their hero's is a whore. At least we can vote Trump out if we choose. She will forever be one of your hero's. She's prostituting herself out to all the media that hates Trump and like a bunch of pathetic sheep you are just following along."

Funny thing is, in your scenario, which apparently has only heroes and whores, you're the whore. You have sold your faith for a political expediency that is directly adverse to what you claim your faith to be.

So you might not be too hard on ol' Stormy. At least she go paid. You're just going to have your welfare check taken away.

Rage

Anonymous said...

"The judge publicly criticized Mueller & co in court, and brought out questions that lots of people had. Mueller apparently has unlimited power, but the Manafort actions from a decade ago -- given that Mueller had no evidence that Manafort communicated with Russians (see above) -- are completely unrelated to any and all things Russian. On the face of it, it looks like Mueller simply made up a connection to squeeze Manafort. (And, of course, promote the "Trump and Russia" narrative in the media.)"



I'll type this real slow for the less intelligent folks among us (as well as the outright liars)...

Mueller was charged with investigating Russian interference in the election. He was not ever charged with discovering "collusion". A secondary part of his charge was to investigate and prosecute crimes he discovered while investigating the alleged interference.

During the course of that investigation he discovered that Manafort evaded taxes. Because tax evasion is a crime, regardless of his association with Russia (if any), he is being prosecuted for it.

It's that simple folks. The right is mischaracterizing Mueller's mandate. Period.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Anybody know how the inaugural beer sales went at the TCU - Dallas Baptist baseball game on the 2nd? It looked like the MillerCoors beer plant on south 35 was working extra shifts that day, so I was wondering.

DF In Heaven there is No Beer, that's why we drink it here

Anonymous said...

Hmmm...

Hillary’s Benghazi Investigation
- 72 months of investigation
- 0 Indictments
- 0 guilty pleas
- 11 hrs of Hillary’s testimony

Trump’s Russia Investigation
- 14 months of investigation
- 23 indictments
- 5 guilty pleas
- 0 hrs of Trump’s testimony

Anonymous said...

Uh, yeah! AND let's not forget that Mueller is a Republican, appointed by a Republican, who Trump interviewed to fill Comey's position as FBI director.


Anonymous said...

It say something about 10:56 and his/her mastery of the English language. Your point was well-made, good sir.

Anonymous said...

9:16 - Does your position on people's bedroom rights extend to LBGT, or just cheaters and hypocrits?

Anonymous said...

I read the article on the Irish Travellers. I'm still trying to wrap my head around it. I guess I live under a rock.

Anonymous said...

11:40--------

You are definitely the uninformed person here. John Kerry has in fact been meeting with Iranian government officials after more than a year of NOT being SoS. Are you okay with that? It's a crime

Anonymous said...


Here you go 11:40: Since you're either too lazy or too partisan to get informed before you spout nonsense.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/05/05/john-kerry-under-fire-for-reported-shadow-diplomacy-to-save-iran-deal.html

Anonymous said...

Uhhh Ragy poo, work on your reading comprehension skills sweetie. Check out the bullet point above entitled OUCH. Sorry that you have to use a little bit of logic. It isn't your strong suit.

Assault Rifle 15!

Anonymous said...

So I’m sure you thought Bill Clinton’s affairs with consensual women and interns was okay also and never held it against him. Are we near the end of the rights hypocrisy.

Anonymous said...

Yes ditto

Anonymous said...

And Nooner, people come here on their own without paying or being invited. Like you did.

Anonymous said...

The David Clyde story would be a good one for ESPN to tell in the manner of Marcus Dupree, etc. Even with a few green opponents and the fortune of good defensive players, that many scoreless innings is quite an achievement.

Anonymous said...

If you covered all of Dallas-Fort Worth with a giant glass dome that, at its high point in the center would also be tall enough to clear 24 empire state buildings stacked on top of one another; then sloping gradually down to the edges of DFW; that's the size of Mauna Loa, the Big Island's most massive volcano and largest mountain by volume on the planet.

Anonymous said...

Is that third divorce decree about entered yet Rage?

Anonymous said...

2:17 - don't forget the $7 million spent on 33 different hearings over four years on Benghazi and trying to nail Hillary to the wall. Outcome? Nothing, nada, nyet, no there there. Repubs couldn't even get Hillary on a misdemeanor. Interesting to compare to their sudden lack of interest in pursuing a full & complete Trump - Russia investigation. I didn't know the Sanhedrin had so many modern day descendants in Washington.

DF Apostle Matthias

Anonymous said...

The vast, vast majority of law enforcement officers treat unstable people with an endless stream of respect and restraint, right? The MILLIONS of hours of bodycam footage that WON'T go viral. If there were about 100 channels on cable TV, each devoted to showing nothing but the typical way a cop treats a citizen, even a nut or an obvious criminal, it would not be good for the hate and clickbait business, that's for sure.

Anonymous said...

These high school children protesting guns succeed in killing more people every week with their phones than guns in schools do. Somebody needs to seriously educate these fools

wordkyle said...

Alan Dershowitz, a lifelong liberal and a better lawyer than any of the commenters here:

"(The judge said) the special counsel was using his power to “tighten the screws” on Manafort by indicting him for an alleged crime that the judge believes has nothing to do “with what the special counsel is authorized to investigate.” Civil libertarians should be applauding Ellis for seeking to cabin the “unfettered power” of the special counsel to do “anything he wants.”

Mueller is on notice that he may not have unfettered power to indict Trump’s associates for old crimes that are unrelated to the Russia investigation for the purpose of making them sing or compose against the president."

Last week was not a good one for special counsel Mueller."

Anonymous said...

Witch hunts are inherently designed to get results!

Anonymous said...

Yep, and look at who was doing the investigations and who their alliances were to. If you tore apart Hillary's proxies with a special investigation there would be plenty of indictments, not to mention the incredible fact that Comey let Hillary off after admitting she committed a crime.

Anonymous said...

He is a Rino!

Anonymous said...

Matter comes from matter. There is no other way for this to work.

Anonymous said...

It's not nearly as interesting as the Sidd Finch story. Kid threw 168mph fastball. He never pitched in a MLB game and died in a plane crash in Nepal!

Anonymous said...

Clinton has been accused of rape by multiple women yet they were hushed. Those are real victims. Lewinsky was a White House employee. Not acceptable even if consentual. Any other questions?

Anonymous said...

Now we know why Hillary wasn't indicted, the FBI and DOJ were loyal to her.

Anonymous said...

6:15 - Leftism poisons everything that it touches.

wordkyle said...

And just for giggles, I'll point out that the first listed item to be investigated in Rosenstein's letter appointing the special counsel is "any links and/or coordination between the Russian government and individuals associated with the campaign of President Donald Trump." Sounds like collusion to me.

As I always say about my comments (and those of others,) do some reading and judge for yourself.

Anonymous said...

I could fly you to the Big Island, give you a car and full tank of gas, and unless you asked someone or used news reports and a map to find it, you would spend all day and not be able to find the eruption site. Even the venting, when mixed in with all the clouds that form over the island each day, would be hard to spot. It's a small, small event unless it's your house that's where the crack happened.

Anonymous said...

2:29 "It say something...."

You're a piece of work!!

Anonymous said...

If that unstable person is pointing a gun at you and has already fired twice and missed...treat them with respect? Why?