Random Thursday Morning Thoughts

  • News broke late yesterday that a former Wise County deputy, who served 16 months in federal prison for convincing registered sex offenders that he needed to take pictures of them naked, was arrested in Denton in a child solicitation sting. The mind boggles.
  • The head of the police union in Houston was not happy with people suggesting they might have screwed up in the failed drug raid which left a married couple dead: "We're going to be keeping track on all of y'all, and we're going to make sure to hold you accountable every time you stir the pot on our police officers." What the heck does that mean?
  • This is from yesterday. I still need to see Vice.
  • Let's check on Trump's mental stability this morning. (He has fired off at least ten tweets since waking up including one proclaiming "A WALL is a WALL!"). 
  • Speaking of so much winning, FoxConn announced yesterday that all that hoopla from 2018 would not come true. For a con man, Trump sure does get conned a lot:
  • I knew American Airlines basically controlled DFW, but I didn't know it was this much: 69 million people flew in an out of the airport last year. Of those, over 58 million flew American. 
  • The dumbest show on TV, The Masked Singer, has been picked up for a second season.  This country gets what we deserve. (And do people not realize that the "star" -- if you can call people like Tori Spelling a star -- only show up on stage for a few brief moments for the "great reveal"? All the rest of the time its just some spare guy in a costume pretending to be them.)
  • Did the Saints coach wear a NFL commissioner clown shirt yesterday when he finally talked about the blown call in the NFC Championship game?
  • Without even mentioning that this guy is a lap dog for you know who, what exactly does "face the music" mean? As a Southern Baptist who holds a doctorate, he certainly can't mean that you don't get into heaven so does it mean you will just get a stern talking to at the Pearly Gates? (He never explains in the link. He just once again says you'll "face the music".)
  • The Tarrant County DA Office's misdemeanor section is having a bad week. You know how this happens? Intake prosecutors and/or trial prosecutors who can't spot a bad case, or who can spot a bad case but have no discretion to reduce the charge. (If CCC#1 comes in with a Not Guilty verdict we will have a clean sweep.)
  • The City of Dallas has a $1,000 per individual campaign limit for donations to City Council candidates. A lawyer's four children in Dallas have given a total of $11,000 to four candidates over two years. So? Uh, the kids are 5 to 11 years old.