Random Thursday Morning Thoughts

  • The Washington Post revealed that the special counsel Robert Mueller is now investigating Trump personally as to whether he obstructed justice. There had been rumors that Trump was thinking of firing him. He can't do it now without a political firestorm. 
  • This is really interesting: The Post also obtained a copy late yesterday of the Republican "talking points" to deal with the new controversy. The two page document makes some very good points. Any Republican who goes on any radio or TV show to defend Trump will repeat what is contained in the document. I'm not saying it's wrong. Democrats have talking point documents as well.
  • Trump doesn't use Talking Points (although he does admit he's under investigation): 
    "Nice"? Don't say "nice"! Say "sad".
  • The Freshmen in the House had friends over to spend the night. That plus the existing Family Unit meant it was me and six females. 
  • Of those involved in the alleged hazing at Tarleton, I've learned that four are from Wise County.
  • Fox News quietly dropped their "Fair and Balanced" slogan last year. 
  • The Southern Baptist Convention refused to adopt a resolution condemning white supremacy and the alt-right on Tuesday. They decided it would be a good idea to do so yesterday. 
  • This has not aged well:
  • Paul's communication director says, "The tweet . . . was part of live tweeting of someone else’s speech and it was done by a staffer. Those are not Senator Paul’s words.” If true, the communications director needs to work on how his communications are directed.
  • Anyone else think it was weird that Rep. Joe Barton, who was on the field during the baseball shooting yesterday, decided to go back to the capitol (not home, not to his office) in his full baseball shirt and cap to get in front of the cameras?
  • Twitter in a nutshell: 
  • Every question you had about these type of signs answered
  • According to the latest Texas Tribune poll, Texans love Trump by staggering numbers.