Random Friday Morning Thoughts

  • Let's get the obvious out of the way.
    • Heck, you either understand the shock waves of The Mueller Report or you don't. But there is absolutely no question that Richard Nixon, if alive today, would be tearing up his home in San Clemente as he screams, "They forced me to resign for the cover-up of a two bit burglary, and he gets away with all of that?!!" 
    • But we now have the quote that will forever define the Trump Presidency: 
      See The Mueller Report, Part II, p. 78.
    • Trump says he has had "a lot of great lawyers", like famous mob attorney Roy Cohn, who never took notes. He doesn't like people taking notes.
    • David French of the conservative National Review, after reading the Report, expressed his disappointment with Trump on Twitter. Local talk show boy Mark Davis thought he would call him out. An avalanche of conservatives then roasted Davis in the replies by (1) pointing out Trump is really not conservative at all, and (2) for Davis's view that it is "policies" that matter and not truth, character and honor.
    • Of all the things in the Report, I might be happiest that we now have an admission from Sarah Sanders to Mueller that she is a bold faced liar. Yet she was on Good Morning America today trying to salvage her career by justifying the lie in this odd way: "It was the heat of the moment, meaning that it wasn't a scripted talking point. I'm sorry that I wasn't a robot like the Democratic Party . . . . " Huh?
    • Once we are able to digest the Obstruction evidence, we'll try to wrap our heads around the absolutely incredible lengths the Russians went to in order to help Trump win the electoral college. Who knew they were even organizing "grassroot" Trump rallies with fake social media accounts?
  • Unless I'm in war torn Yemen trying to get food for my starving family, I'm not standing in line behind a 100 people or showing up in the morning for a meal. I think this is flat out weird.
  • After I get passed the fact that photographs of juries used to be taken, I could look at them all day long. 
  • We used to get nervous about today's date: The anniversary of the Oklahoma City Bombing and the assault on Mount Carmel in Waco. 
  • When a pie chart is not the appropriate vehicle to get your point across:
  • Greg Abbott and Ken Paxton decided to write a letter to the Dallas DA John Creuzot criticizing him on  his new and lenient prosecution policies. If I were Creuzot I would immediately draft a letter than said, "You two morons don't tell me how to do my job, and I won't tell you how to do yours." Then I hope I'd have a first assistant who would tell me to put it in my desk and think about it for a couple of days. 
  • Fun fact: The average sunset time for the country, because of times zones, shows that we in North Texas have something in common with eastern Georgia and western Utah. 
  • Anyone else see the problem here?: Texas Instruments just announced a $3.1 billion semiconductor facility in Richardson. Good news, right? Decide after you what learn it will receive "$5.1 million in grant money from the [state] Texas Enterprise Fund . . . . [and] $375 million in tax breaks from Collin County, Plano ISD and Richardson."
  • Trump's in Mar-A-Lago and, oh my, it's raining. Get ready for an all day twitter storm which has started off with a bang this morning as he's already dropped a "bullshit" on this Good Friday.