Random Thursday Morning Thoughts

  • A double rainbow was visible all over North Texas yesterday evening. This was from Haslet. 
  • Two men were seriously injured after being shot at Buck's Caberet in north Fort Worth last night. Police were called at around 2:30 a.m. That mid-week strip club run never seems to work out for folks.  
    I've got questions for a couple of these folks.  
  • We've got a new Mike Pence. Yesterday a candidate for Governor of Mississippi (yep, Mississippi) wouldn't let a female reporter shadow him because he will not be alone with a woman other than his wife. He's seriously scared he can't control himself when he's alone with a woman, but calls it Christian values and blames the dirty libs for the fact he's mocked. 

  • No one laughed more yesterday at Alex Acosta's defense of his Epstein plea deal than prosecutors. Everything he said was a cover-up and a lie. There were four major red flags: 
    • He referred to a case with multiple victims with same common scheme as being like  “rolling the dice” at trial. Hey, a case with no witness other than the victim with one incident of abuse is a "roll of the dice." Multiple victims is an unfortunate prosecutorial gift that rarely happens.  
    • He said that prosecution of sex offenders is much different and easier now than back in 2008 because "We now have 12 years of knowledge and hindsight, and we live in a very different world." Dude. You're talking about 2008 like it was 1950. Prosecutions are exactly the same today as they were in 2008.
    • He defended meeting with Epstein's lawyer for breakfast at a hotel because, "We live in a city where people have breakfast meetings all the time" while at the same time saying the deal had already been brokered by that point.  
    •  Blaming the state prosecutors for not being aggressive enough. The feds never care about a state prosecution. They either take a case and make it federal or they don't. And he was in charge of making that decision.
  • This Texas state rep is right to criticize a dumb lady, but his alternative isn't exactly a genius plan.
  • My one and only faithful administrative assistant has the worst luck. A couple of years ago she went to Vegas to see the Rolling Stones. Once there, it was cancelled because Jagger had developed voice issues. She now has tickets to the Stones again this weekend: In New Orleans. 
  • I don't even know what he's babbling about this morning. All of this doesn't makes sense, and it's weird even for him. He's not well. (And he even randomly tagged an account of someone who is a retired teacher in Florida who, when I just looked, had 157 followers.)
    And what's that last sentence mean?
  • Then again, that's should be an expected followup from his remarks yesterday: "You've worked so hard on the kidney. Very special -- the kidney has a very special place in the heart. It's an incredible thing."
  • There's a reason a buddy of mine always called it the "Mel Cooley School of Law."
  • Fox News for some reason had Kristy Swanson on to talk about the women's soccer team and Megan Rapinoe, and, I have to say, "That's Buffy the Vampire Slayer?"
  • 84-year-old Norma Allbritton has been arrested for shooting death of husband, Johnnie Allbritton, who died in 1984 near his home in Leon County, Texas. There are no details about this "new evidence" but the background on the case is pretty wild. I'm skeptical.
  • Shoutout to BagOfNothing this morning for (1) A bullet point on religious indoctrination of children -- I can see his hands sweating as he typed and retyped it, and (2) an absolute must see gif of Jim Carrey being deep-faked into The Shining.