Random Monday Morning Thought

  • If Stormy Daniels has a non-disclosure agreement with Trump, she violated it with her poster at her appearance at a club over the weekend. But what's Trump going to do, sue her? "Plaintiff had an affair with defendant and, years later, entered into an agreement with the defendant not to disclose the affair."
  • For there to be a government shutdown, government sure does appear to to be open. 
  • Note: The Republicans needed 60 votes. They couldn't even get a majority [Edit:] of the total Senate seats of Republicans with five voting against the proposed deal.
  • Addressing the Pro-Life Rally in D.C. on Friday, Trump said, "Right now, in a number of states, the laws allow for a baby to be born from the mother's womb in the ninth month. It is wrong, it has to change."
  • Dallas County Republicans are suing to kick 128 Democrats off the ballot contending "that Dallas County Democratic Party Chairman Carol Donovan didn't sign the petitions of 128 Democratic Party." First, that's a sleazy move. Republicans can't win in Dallas County so resorting to this kind of tactic -- which will fail -- makes them look bad. Secondly, for all things holy, don't use a petition to get on the ballot. Pay the filing fee instead!
  • Alvord's Davey Edwards announced earlier this year that he would get 5,000 signatures on a petition to get on the ballot for Texas Land Commissioner. I said he couldn't do it because the technicalities make it a Herculean task. I looked him up and he is on the ballot. Did he get the signatures or just pay the filing fee?
  • I was looking at the campaign reports for Tarrant County DA Sharen Wilson and the largest downer was a $5,000 contribution from a former defense lawyer who now is part owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers? Whey would he do that? But it's a pattern. He donated $2 million to Baylor law school when neither he or his wife have an association with Baylor. 
  • Going back to the government shutdown, the GOP's talking point of Democrats not supporting the military is odd. Any person in the military will eventually be paid every dime they have coming to them. 
  • Trump working during the shutdown. Any chance there is anyone on the other end of the line?
  • Anyone seen Ted Cruz?
  • The Eagles have won more playoff games in 2018 than the Cowboys have won in 20 years. 
  • New England is a 5.5 point favorite over Philadelphia. 
  • The Women's March was impressive and this photo circulated a lot on Saturday. That is indeed the Women's March in Austin but it's a photo from last year. (It was retweeted 38,000 times.)
  • Since there is a government shutdown, is Fox News still on the air?