Random Friday Morning Thoughts

  • A Keller doctor accused of exposing himself in a Target parking lot was caught because of the vanity license plate on his BMW which read  "ISPINE."
  • Conservative Republican Senator Bob Corker from Tennessee yesterday: “The president has not yet been able to demonstrate the stability, nor some of the competence, that he needs to demonstrate in order for him to be successful." Focus on the words "stability" and "competence." 
  • And Mitt Romney went off on Trump this morning. 
  • I don't care if Confederate statues are left up or taken down, I'm worried about young people openly being neo-Nazis in America. 
  • I'll occasionally mention local talk show host and Morning News columnist Mark Davis because I'm stunned how he has gone from a conservative who gave wonderful arguments to justify his positions to a borderline Sean Hannity nutcase. Well, I'm not the only one. D Magazine went after him not once but twice this week. Davis responded

  • After the Spain terrorist attack yesterday, Trump tweeted out "study what General Pershing of the United States did to terrorists when caught.” “There was no more Radical Islamic Terror for 35 years!” Trump is referring to his campaign speech where he claimed Pershing ordered 49 of 50 prisoners executed after the bullets were dipped in pig's blood. In addition to supporting mass murder, it is a lie. He's now said it twice. (Also yesterday he said 35 years ago. He said 25 years during the campaign.)
  • Uh, oh. Is there a statute of limitations? Side note: The boosters should have saved their money. Side note #2: He's never been very bright.  (And this story isn't in the same ballpark as Pony Excess.)
  • Grace Baptist Church in Decatur has "There are no atheists in hell" on its marquee sign.
  • Anyone else skeptical of this story?: 

  • In the 1960s, the American Nazi Party considered Dallas "a key center of the party's movements." 
  • A government employee called "a spokesman for the New York Court system" (they have that?) who was making $160,000 a year was investigated by the New York Post for possibly not working as much as he should. He talked to the reporter by phone. After that he accidentally "pocket dialed" the reporter, and the reporter recorded a four minute conversation the spokesman had with an unknown individual. The spokesman was caught saying he had just lied to the reporter and added, "The story’s true. I’m not doing anything. I barely show up to work and I’ve been caught.” Uh, he was fired.