Random Thursday Morning Thoughts

  • America has become a showplace for atrocities caught on video. Yesterday's news: A cop body slamming a kid at school. Four hooligans torturing a handicapped kid (live streamed on Facebook even.)
  • I should have mentioned the passing of Fort Worth lawyer Jim Shaw yesterday. Great guy. The Star-Telegram's headline while I was out: "He fought cancer as hard as he fought for his clients."  That makes me want to head back to the jungle. And one thing about a battle with cancer: It's not a fair fight. 
  • Trump might implode even before he begins. He praises Julian Assange, mocks our FBI and CIA, and says he knows more about the Russian hacking than others. And have we already forgotten that he dared Russian hackers to find Hillary's missing emails? What if the FBI and CIA has found out he was in cahoots with the Russians so that's why he's trying to discredit them? 
  • Hugh Hewitt this morning says Ted Cruz told him Assange "did enormous damage to the United States," and "tells me he cannot imagine ever saying anything good about him."
  • There's a guy in Bakersfield, CA who will send me videos of movies and music from time to time simply because he reads the blog every day. That's an incredibly nice gesture.
  • If Baylor beats OSU this weekend, they will be the #1 basketball team in the nation on Monday. 
  • The Republicans have a mess on their hands on their stance to strike down Obamacare. There's no way they can agree on a replacement. And I don't think they are crazy enough to repeal it without having a replacement. 
  • And if they do make a change, even if it is a repeal with no replacement, does anyone think premiums will be cheaper four years from now? 
  • I wonder if there is a Texas Monthly college football curse:

  • Question at the courthouse yesterday: Who was the Decatur police chief before Rex Hoskins?
  • The new Texas "fetal burying" rule will be struck down in the next couple of weeks.