It's Friday. Let's Get Out Of Here.

 That's a serious dust devil.
 Let me guess: He poured gasoline on it first. 
 Finally, a cat gets what he deserves.
 He had a little "panic face" there at the end. 
I almost killed the Youngest Kid In The House once on the trampoline by doing that stunt.

The White House Hosted Military Spouses Today

The military is 40% non-white.

Random Friday Morning Thoughts

  • "He's dying anyway" - White House aide Kelly Sadler yesterday about John McCain. How cruel are these people?
  • Great. Israel and Iran are firing missiles at each other.
  • What? And the story gets worse.
  • 35 years ago. It was a better time:
  • If Fox News will only take you at 3:50 a.m., you must be a star!:
  • I forgot to mention that I fell asleep on the plane on Tuesday on the way back from my seminar. When I woke up, I had may hand on the arm on a woman who just happened to be very large. Me: "Ma'am, I so sorry!" Her: "I don't mind at all."
  • Rudy Giuliani was fired by his law firm. Their official position is that he resigned but there is no question he was fired. Their statement regarding the Cohen/Trump fiasco which Rudy defended: “Speaking for ourselves, we would not condone payments of the nature alleged to have been made or otherwise without the knowledge and direction of a client.”
  • She is expected to walk away and resign because of Trump's treatment of her:
  • There was a body found behind a Fort Worth elementary school 
  • The NRA: "Protect the crown."
  • ATT paid Trump's lawyer $600,000 for "advice" on their merger with Time Warner. How's that Drain The Swamp working out for ya?


John McCain, A Captured War Vet, Is Dying Of Brain Cancer

But Fox will let people say things like this on the air. 

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts

  • A Tarrant County man who was wrongfully convicted and spent 19 years behind bars was finally set officially free by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. The State used evidence that was not true. 
  • I'm glad I'm out of the dating business.
  • I'd pay money to see this: 
  • There is a person who is attempting to run as an Independent for the DA's position in Waco. But it is not going to happen: He "reported Wednesday that he discovered he mistakenly filed his intent to run for office with McLennan County Judge Scott Felton’s office instead of the Texas Secretary of State’s Office." He works for Baylor Law School. Good grief. 
  • A McKinney City Councilman was arrested for not signing a traffic ticket. That is, indeed, the law. I'm more surprised McKinney elected a black man with dreadlocks. 
  • This Cohen case (Trump's lawyer) is insane. He was paid by major companies, including ATT, for access to Trump, and now we learn one of the companies registered a bunch of white nationalist domain names. 
  • "A dozen TCU students have been suspended during final exams week after being accused of using a popular study app to cheat, according to the school."
  • I've learned a faithful blog reader was on that Irish Traveller's case I mentioned a couple of days ago. (For you Ticket fans, there was a constant reference to "Fat Joe" during the trial, and he wanted to laugh every time.)


Above The Fold

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Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts

  • Alvord made the news! Both on CBS and The Ticket!:
  • Sports will put you in the hospital in more ways than one: 
  • Another obscure law I learned about at my seminar which proves the Texas legislature is insane: 
  • Also at the seminar, a conversation came up about providing to the defendant everything the State has in its possession per the Michael Morton Act. Someone piped up and said, "That Act only applies to lawyers and not pro se defendants." I almost became unglued. (Frankly I don't know if it does or it doesn't because the District Attorney and County Attorney in Wise County turn over everything.)
  • Nothing to see here: Trump's lawyer received approximately $500k after the election from a company linked to Russian Oligarch with ties to Putin.
  • Something weird is going on over at Fox 4:
  • What the heck? This is early May!:
  • Stormy's lawyer is baiting him. And Giuliana might be dumb enough to to take it: 
  • Southwest, you have a problem: "A Southwest Airlines flight headed from Nashville to Dallas-Love Field on Monday night had an issue getting one of its wing flaps extended and made an unscheduled landing at DFW International Airport, about 20 miles short of its destination."
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Random Tuesday Morning Thought

  • This seminar is nothing like I thought it would be. The speakers are energetic and fantastic.  The whole theme is to follow the rules and treat people with respect. 
  • Did you that there is a defense to Public Intoxication if a doctor has prescribed alcohol to you? Anyone else confused?
  • I haven't been to the pool but when I walked by it they were playing the Margaritaville Station off of satellite radio. Kill me.
  • This is a crazy story:
  • Oil hit $70 yesterday.
  • I haven't done a Tucker Carlson dumb face tweet in a while. I saw one last night: 
  • The New Yorker publishes an article about the abuse of women by New York's AG Eric Schneiderman abusing women. He resigned within four hours. Who would have thought that a Democrat would take immediate responsibility?
  • Flashback from the President of the United States. At least he doesn't have fake hair:
  • Your federal government:
  • I am now of the belief Tony Romo is the equivalent of a millennial. He "sent a sincere message" to Jason Witten but publishes it on Twitter. And he called him "bro". Talk to him in private instead of doing a "look at me" message". 
  • To all Texas state government employees: The state is probably making pension/retirement promises that they won't be able to keep. 


Random Monday Morning Thoughts

  • I said Michael Cohen was the worst lawyer in America. I retract that. It is Rudy Giuliani who is ignorantly throwing his client. Donald Trump, under the bus every time he appears on TV. Here is a tip: Stay off TV.
  • For those who missed it, Giuliani said he couldn't rule out other women being paid off other than Stormy Daniels.
  • Speaking of shooting yourself in the leg: 
  • Ouch:
  • That volcano eruption on the Big Island in Hawaii is crazy: 
  • This is beyond impressive. (And I even know who David Clyde is):
  • I'm at a municipal judge seminar (I hate seminars), but this has been fantastic so far. Highlights
    • We had a speaker talk about how to deal with unstable people. Treat them with respect. 
    • We had someone talk about how to spot autistic people and whether it is legal to deal with them differently. He has an autistic son.
    • One line: "Have you read the DSM-5? The only thing more boring is Tolstoy." I was the only one in the room who laughed. 
    • Something said: "Bodycams reward good officers."
    • One speaker went on a tangent about how people spend too much time on their phones. "Go to a restaurant and look at a table. No one is talking. They are all looking at their phones." The judge beside me was texting and didn't hear a word he said at that moment. 
  • Sheesh:
  • Here are the results for Saturday's municipal election in Wise County. The turnout is shockingly embarrassing. But look at tiny Runaway Bay. Comparatively, the turnout was huge. At least they care out there. 
  • And why in the world do we have a different date for the run-off election for county/precinct positions on a different date (May 22nd). Why not do last Saturday when all the voting locations were staffed? 
  • This Irish Travellers case, which led to a civil case verdict last week in Tarrant County, needs to be read by everyone. The last I heard they were in White Settlement, but I don't know if they are still there.