Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts

  • An assistant DA in Dallas was arrested for DWI after a one car crash near White Rock Lake. It sounds like it was right out of Dukes of Hazzard as one of her tires was ripped off.
  • I saw an argument this weekend on Lake Bridgeport between guys in two bass boats after a fishing etiquette violation. That was a first. 
  • A Lockheed Martin made KC-130, used as a refueling tanker, crashed in Mississippi yesterday killing 16 Marines. 
  • We had a rare sighting of the Texas Law Hawk in the Wise County Courthouse yesterday. 
  • When Drudge turns on the Administration, things are getting seriously ramped up.
  • Ok, here's the skinny on the breaking news that caused Drudge to go into red alert last night. (1) What has been admitted: Donald Trump Jr., the president's son-in-law Kushner, and Trump's then campaign manager Paul Manafort met with a Russian lawyer right at the time of Trump getting the Repubican Nomination.  The purpose of the meeting, and this is admitted, was that the lawyer might have some dirt on Hillary. The meeting was arranged by publicist  Rob Goldstone who has connections to Russia via Trump's Miss Universe pageant. (2) Now here's the email bombshell: The New York Times reported last night that before that meeting, Goldstone emailed Trump Jr. and told him the meeting was "part of a Russian government effort to aid his father's candidacy."  (3) Why is that important other than the obvious? If true, the "there is no evidence of collusion" argument dies and Trump Jr. met with a foreign government rep in an effort to impact the American election. (4) What to watch for today: Does the Trump Administration deny the existence of the email and start screaming "Fake News!"? Trump ignored the entire controversy on Twitter this morning. In any event, there will be calls for subpoenas and testimony today.  Secondly, what do ranking Republicans do? Will they start distancing from Trump or come running to his defense?
  • And now the firing of Comey looks much, much worse. 
  • Possible human bones have been found in Southlake just south of 114.
  • The NFL no longer has Viagra and Cialis as major sponsors. Our long national and uncomfortable nightmare is over. 
  • "U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officer and Two Others Plead Guilty to Roles in Marihuana Distribution Conspiracy."