Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts

  • Trump toned down his rhetoric towards Iran until the Iranian president said, the White House was "afflicted by mental retardation." Now he is ready for a full scale war.
  • We have a new White House press secretary,  Stephanie Grisham. There hasn't been a televised press briefing in 107 days. 
  • The Star-Telegram has a great article about how marijuana possession cases are now in jeopardy because the State will need to prove a certain threshold level of THC in the Devil's Lettuce in order to meet the requirements of a new law. The problem is that most Texas labs aren't prepared to do that. (It impacts cases after 6/10/19 when the law took effect.) 
  • For those familiar with the Bart Reagor saga out of Lubbock (the car dealer who went bankrupt after an avalanche of lawsuits), he has hired a PR firm which produced a video to revamp his image. It is as bad as you would expect. 
    "I keep it real by having an old football pic of me framed and on the floor. "
  • A good car dealer has to know how to execute a good bit for his clientele. When in Alabama ...
  • On Monday, I posted a pic of a Louisville pitcher who was caught taunting the Vanderbilt dugout.  I had no idea the clean-cut kid with glasses who was dropping F-bombs had wild hair under his cap: 
  • Student loan forgiveness? No way! That's one step closer to socialism and the next thing you know we'll be bailing out the auto industry, big banks, and farmers. 
  • Guess who's coming to dinner?
  • For those following the Wesley Mathews trial -- the Richardson father accused of killing her leaving his adopted daughter, Sherin Mathews, in a drainage ditch after not taking steps to save her  -- I don't think the jury will buy his story. But I wonder how in the world the mother was indicted in the first place. (The case was dismissed earlier this year, and I wrote about how Richardson police were mad about it.) Edit: It starts up again at 8:30 this morning with the defendant testifying on cross. Watch it. 
  • The feds are after Rep. Duncan Hunter for allegedly spending $250,000 in campaign funds on personal expenses. Personal expenses which include spending on a wife and five extra-martial affairs. (His wife pleaded guilty earlier this year, and has turned on him.)
    And they know that about $32

    "Strongly" believes in family values. 
  • I used to talk about retiring to the jungle of Costa Rica until a couple of acts of violence got my attention. Maybe I'll change that to Belize. Or maybe not. 
  • Fun fact to make you ponder government structure: There was an election last night for the DA of Queens, New York. So? Queens has more people than New Mexico, Nebraska, West Virginia, Idaho, Hawaii, New Hampshire, Maine, Montana, Rhode Island, Delaware, South Dakota, North Dakota, Alaska, Vermont, and Wyoming -- who, combined, get 30 U.S. Senators. (And for the 1% who do care about the Queens DA race, it is too close to call between Tiffany and Melinda with 99% of precincts reporting.)
  • Messenger: Above The Fold
"They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists.
And some, I assume, are good people." -  Donald Trump