Random Friday Morning Thoughts

  • The worst thing about being a criminal defense attorney is that you are rarely negotiating with the State from a position of strength. You have to appeal to fairness, consistency, and a sense of justice.
  • We have Harris County deputy news as this guy is arrested on child porn. (Side note: It got my attention that "The Grand Prairie Police Department, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Texas Rangers and the Harris County Sheriff’s Office participated in the investigation, along with the Houston Metro Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force." That's a lot of agencies. But what's Grand Prairie doing in there?): 
  • This is what the Astros shifted to when Gallo was up to bat yesterday at the Rangers' home opener. It's insane. And it is also insane that a professional baseball player can't lay down a bunt towards third.
  • It gives me great comfort to know that Roseanne Barr is a Trump fan and that Trump called her to congratulate her for the great ratings of the reboot of her show.
  • Speaking of -- this is real. Those cookies are shaped as people: 
  • And most people don't remember this: 
  • By the end of the year, Fort Worth police might be able to shoot from the air if they get their wish. It's the continued militarization of police.
  • The "flyover" at the Rangers home opener occurred before the national anthem and during a moment of silence?
  • How much is this Greg Abbott trip to India costing us? He went sight-seeing at the Taj Mahal yesterday.
  • Rangers' beat writer Evan Grant was on The Ticket yesterday before the home opener and actually seemed distracted because he was in the dining area. And now we see this: 

  • Laura Ingraham is learning that saying stupid things about a survivor of the Parkland shooting has consequences. Advertisers are fleeing (current count is 7) because the 17 year old kid fought back. She apologized once she realized she was in financial trouble. 
  • And this is local radio talk show host Mark Davis, formerly of WBAP, in a nutshell. He comes to Ingraham's defense in a multi-Twitter rant last night, sanctimounsly lectures everyone, yet does not realize he has a greater sin.  Does 660 The Answer advertisers know he did this earlier this week?
    Last night
    Earlier this week: He approved calling those teenagers who
    survived Parkland "little bastards."
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