Random Thursday Morning Thoughts

  • In a disturbing scene last night in North Carolina, Trump stood back, soak in, and relished in his base screaming "Send her back!" after he attacked Rep. Ihlan Omar. And make no mistake, "send her back" (forcible removal of an American citizen) is a big step from the simply racist "go back home" (voluntarily leave).  Watch it. 
  • I'm one of those who are very reluctant to compare Trump to Hitler but this is getting seriously disturbing. We've all seen the footage of Hitler going on rants in front of rambunctious all white crowds and then staring out at them as the Smug and Angry Leader as they applaud. But name the last time an American president whipped an all white crowd into a frenzy as they screamed for the forced removal of a minority from the country? It's never been close to this.
  • Exactly.
  • And he also dropped two GD bombs last night in his speech to the Family Values crowd.  I'm sure Robert Jeffress and Franklin Graham will be on with Lou Dobbs later to say, again, that God has anointed Trump. 
  • Doing a 180: It seems the very wheels off Facebook page of "Wise County Rant and Rave" has been "archived" and will no longer accept new posts or comments.  From people parking in handicapped spaces, to the outing of alleged infidelity, to a neighbor's cow eating a person's trees, it's was bizarrely entertaining.
  • Shout out again to West Wise Special Utility District. The guys showed up bright and early, found the leak, and fixed it. It took a backhoe, but they were as careful as they could be. (I don't think I would have found this thing with a shovel -- assuming I could have gotten past a couple of gallon sized rocks.) 
  • Someone brought up Dakota Fanning yesterday, and I wondered what she had been up to. Well, I'll be: She is playing former Manson Family member and attempted assassin of Gerald Ford, Squeaky Fromme, in Quentin Tarantino's upcoming Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
  • There's been a lot of discussion of the DWI history of Jonathan Moore who is in jail for two counts of Intoxication Manslaughter in the death of a former Dallas city councilman and her daughter. Amazingly, both Dallas PD and the Dallas DA haven't figured out they could charge the guy with first degree murder. It's a creative legal theory to get there, but it's been around since at least 2006.
  • It appears that The Ticket's Junior Miller is dating (and possibly engaged to) Fox 4's Natalie Solis. 
  • This "property hearing" is going on in Wise County's Justice of the Peace #3 this afternoon. Those are weird proceedings where the government gets to forfeit and keep property if the property was acquired by theft and the rightful owner doesn't make a claim for it. Of course, when no one knows who the rightful owner is, the State gets to win these proceedings almost all the time. 
  • Hey, the Wise County judge has his picture in the Wichita Falls paper. I hope he brings a load of that broadband home with him. (I'm trying to remember Wise County's first Internet provider. Was it Webfire or something like that?)