Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts

  • Breaking: Someone just got mad at Fox 4 News: "A man crashed a truck into the side of our building this morning. He jumped out and started ranting. He’s in custody now but the bomb squad is on its way. He left behind a suspicious bag. Most have been evacuated and a few are working to keep the news on air from a secure location."
    A nut? A "fake news" disciple? Steve Eagar
    wanting more air time?
  • Updates:
  • I was listening to a Wise County 911 recording the other day and discovered that the Sheriff's Office has a dispatcher with a British accent. 
  • Comments in a "Fortnite stream"? There is no communication stream where someone cannot hurl insults.
  • Then again, since I shut down the comments, I haven't had one negative email sent to me about what appears on Liberally Lean. It's amazing how people back down when they have to sign their names.
  • I forgot to mention this yesterday -- saw it on national news: 
  • It seems silly listening to the audio broadcast of a home run during sports highlights on the radio. What's the point? 
  • The Brett Kavanaugh hearing had its entertaining moments.
  • I'll give the guy a break for this moment. There are nut cases everywhere, and I wouldn't want someone approaching me unexpectedly either. Throw in security grabbing Kavanaugh's arm very quickly, and getting out of there seems like the understandable thing to do. 
  • Almost 20 years ago, we had a weather expert speak to the Decatur Lion's Club. I later felt stupid in asking whether the government had ever considered trying to control the weather since that could be powerful. (I used the example of dumping three feet of rain on opposing troops during a war.) Little did I know the government was experimenting with it in 1981.
  • Ken Starr, for some reason, is releasing a book on the Clinton Scandal. NPR has an excerpt which shows just how out of touch he was. He says that Monica Lewinsky wasn't "arrested"  after FBI agents ambushed her while she was walking but simply "detained" and told she was free to leave. Never mind that she was "detained" for hours and, when wanting to walk around to wait for her mother to arrive, an FBI agent followed her. In criminal law, we call that a de facto arrest.
  • I'm guessing it went down like this. Starr (to FBI agent): "Can we do that?" FBI agent: "Sure." Starr: "Oh, goody!" Starr knows nothing about criminal law.
  • The political leanings of the the fans of every NFL team: 
  • Bill Cosby was convicted in April. He still hasn't been sentenced. 
  • The excerpts from the Bob Woodward book are insane. Trump wants to fight it by attacking the credibility of an author whom everyone respects. He'll lose yet another battle.
  • Flashback to 2013: There's a Trump tweet for everything.
  • And Trump defends himself this morning against allegations that he is clueless by proving it. The man has never heard of New York Times Co. v. Sullivan. (And it's like saying, "Why doesn't Congress change that abortion law?" or the gay marriage "law" or that integration of schools "law.") 
  • Messenger: Above The Fold.