Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts

  • WFAA has him located on a map at this very second!
  • If she is just a witness to prove up that the video she shot is a true and accurate depiction of the events, the answer is 100% "no." (She videoed the officer after the shooting innocuously walking back and forth on the balcony. She created a GoFundMe page -- heck, who doesn't these day? -- after saying she was fired from her job.) 
  • Fire in Newark yesterday afternoon
  • I'm declaring the real estate boom officially over
  • Remind me never to park in the Victory Park Garage in Dallas on a Monday. This guy was there a little over four hours and snapped the pic yesterday.
  • How many of you will be doing your taxes on a postcard this year?
  •  (The tweet above was actually in December of 2017 but she and Fox News didn't understand that the "tax cuts", which went into effect in 2018, would impact the 2019 tax returns.)
  • A hiker was trapped in freezing cold overnight at Zion National Park in Arizona after stepping in quicksand. When's the last time you heard the term "quicksand?"
  • Roger Stone posted a picture on Instagram yesterday of his judge with cross-hairs in the background. This caused his lawyers to scramble and file an an odd pleading of a "Notice of Apology."  That guy, like all of these guys caught by Mueller (i.e. Cohen, Manafort, Flynn) are incredibly stupid. And I'm not so sure about his lawyers either  -- the "Notice" is weird to start with, and the last page purportedly signed by Stone should have been notarized at least for appearance's sake if nothing else. 
    Looks like he stole the pic from a Russia propaganda site.
  • I saw this online yesterday and it jogged a major, yet vague, memory. I used to stare at this painting when I was a kid because of those vivid horses faces, but I'm not sure where I was. My best guess is that a print was hanging on the wall of Bridgeport Elementary cafeteria back in the day.  
  • In maybe the weirdest Trump tweet of all, last night at 10:00 p.m. EST he posted a video of a woman with soccer skills.  This was on Day Four of the National Emergency. (And there's no way he understands the caption on the video.)
  • I finally watched Abducted in Plain Sight on Netflix. I kept seeing people say, "Those were the dumbest parents in America" and that's probably true. But one of the aspects of the documentary that was left untouched is the hardcore beliefs of some fringe Mormons back then. 
    And, yes, there's this guy. 
  • I see that former Wise County Fire Marshal Mike Bement has passed away. Back in the 1990s, we got into a verbal war that made front page of the Messenger in back to back issues.  But I liked the guy and was always highly entertained by him.