Random Friday Morning Thoughts

  • Breaking: Labor Secretary Acosta has resigned. (I was wrong on that prediction.)
  • Anyone else have a lot of questions about that Coast Guard video that's hitting all of the news? My alarm is seriously going off again. A guy just jumps on a sub without the proper gear, bangs on the hatch like it's the front door of a house, and the guys inside just open it up and give up without taking any evasive maneuvers? All with two camera rolling? 
  • Ok, you think I'm crazy about being suspicious about that? Follow the links which are all from Coast Guard. When you finally get to a description of this video, this following is all they say which could be a sneaky way of saying, "We train using what we call self-propelled semi-submersible suspected drug smuggling vessels (SPSS)." And that second sentence is exactly what you would say if this was a training video.  Find me something from the Coast Guard, not vague news reports, which says this was an actual drug bust.
  • The video of the Angry Bagel Guy is also going around, and I don't get why everyone thinks it is funny. Videoing and uploading someone's worst moment  -- especially someone who has issues -- so the rest of us can laugh and mock is not a good look. 
  • This is the case that got the whole Baylor scandal started. (To be clear, the reversal wasn't because of insufficient evidence but because the DA's office under the old administration screwed up. That, of course, is totally expected. He could be re-tried.)
    That's a really good photo.
  • Trump on Free Speech at his Right Wing Social Summit yesterday: "To me when you see something good and then you purposely write bad. To me that's very dangerous speech, and you become angry at it. But that's not free speech."  At least President Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho made sense.
  • After Trump caved on the Citizenship Question on the census questionnaire yesterday, a skirmish occurred between Sebastian Gorrrrrrrrrrka and a Playboy reporter in the Rose Garden.  The whole scene was an embarrassment to us all. There are a couple of angles of the confrontation: Here and here
  • I'm not sure the proper term is that she "escaped" from a foster home. 
  • LBJ is really a fascinating character. I stumbled across this photo yesterday which fits with his personality. He was really devoted to his family but worked all the time. 
  • Speaking of presidents and working, let's check in on Trump this morning. He spends all his time watching and promoting State TV and the worst propagandists among us. 
  • Trump has tweeted or retweeted at least 57 times in the last 24 hours. That's weird even for him. He's triggered or nervous about something. 
  • Hal Jay on WBAP this morning on Tropical Storm Barry preparations: "I saw them stacking sandbags all the way to waist high, but if only 20" of rain is coming, don't you just have to stack them 20" high?"