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Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts

  • Just now (I have no idea what the facts are).
  • Edit: Updated. Looks like it was found in D.C. by a mail screener. Obama a target as well. Edit: White House responds. Edit: CNN offices in NYC evacuated. Just a normal morning in America, it seems. 
  • A model World War II Nazi plane crash landed on the 101 in Los Angeles yesterday. Thanks, Hitler. 

  • NBC's Megyn Kelly got in trouble for supporting dressing up in "blackface" yesterday.  (NBC Nightly News really chastised her last night proving they would not protect one of their own.) But I had forgotten, while at Fox News, Megyn assured us that both Santa Claus and Jesus were white. Really.
  • Who said the following about a murder, Tony Soprano or Trump?: "They had a very bad original concept. It was carried out poorly and the cover-up was one of the worst cover-ups in the history of cover-ups. It's very simple. Bad deal. Should have never been thought of. Somebody really messed up."  
  • Justice Sandra Day O'Connor announced yesterday that she "had been diagnosed with dementia," "probably Alzheimer's disease" and is "no longer able to participate in public life." She joined the Court in 1981, and we never ever once learned if she liked beer.
  • There's a murder-for-hire going on in Dallas and that judge is heavily leaning to the prosecution. On the first day she allowed character evidence from the victim's family which, although relevant in the punishment phase, is absolutely inadmissible in the guilt/not guilt phase. Plus, she has allowed prosecutors to hang a picture on the wall of the victim. (Trust me, the government doesn't need any help in that case from the bench.)
  • Random Actor Thought: Whatever happened to Darryl Hannah?
  • It's a weird world we live in when the wife of a U.S. Supreme Court justice posts on Facebook a photo from 2012 claiming the current "caravan" is responsible. 
  • I fear Ebola more than I fear The Caravan, and I don't fear Ebola at all.
  • Almost 24 hours after the rest of us learned about the Cowboys' trade, the Star-Telegram posted this. I told ya, there is something weird about the paper's online presence: 
  • Up in the bell tower of the Wise County Courthouse. Pretty glamorous, no?
  • This was in Los Colinas yesterday morning. Yep, wild hogs. 
  • For years I've been suspicious about and have written about Chris Faulkner, a self proclaimed "Frack-meister", who I believed was nothing but a con man. Yesterday he pled guilty in federal court and now faces 12 years in prison. Credit to this blogger who was after him from the start. I first heard of Faulkner when he was a sponsor of the Mark Davis radio show.
  • Hey, I got a shout-out from the U.S. Attorney
  • The only political ad I think is effective is the one which starts with Pete Sessions at his own town hall meeting saying to supporters, "I think I now understand why you're so frustrated: You don't know how to listen!"
  • The fiasco that is the Waco Twin Peak Biker cases is even funneling down to a local JP election. The incumbent JP is being attacked for signing 177 arrest warrants based upon identical affidavits and setting a bond of $1 million for each one. Unfortunately, the challenger is a Libertarian so people will blindly vote against her. 
  • The DA for Navarro County (Corsicana) died overnight
  • Messenger: Above The Fold