Random Monday Morning Thoughts

  • Someone check in on the White House. This breaking news will not go over well. 
  • Having now been established as an expert in the field, I've been inundated with questions about Wednesday's weather. I'm going to have to cancel a couple of teaching engagements today at National Weather Service seminars to prepare, but I'll have an answer tomorrow. The rest of my colleagues, however, are already doing bits. The late Harold Taft and I don't appreciate this one iota.
  • I can't stop thinking about this. 
  • Or this.
  • Wait a second. That was inappropriate for TV. Let's check in on some established as well as upcoming young conservatives for commentary. 

  • Closed captioning was very helpful during the the halftime show.
  • The Bridgeport Index printed its last issue this week, and for the life of me I can't think of an exit with less fanfare. There was nothing on its own front page about the Bridgeport institution ceasing publication. Heck, there wasn't even a story about it. You had to search for the editor's column to even see a reference to the paper shutting down where he, once again, told us he has no "venom" about it.
  • Here's a piece of history from the last Bridgeport Index.
  • Meet one of the candidates for Rep. Mac Thornberry's open seat seeking to represent Wise County in Congress. There's a lot to unpack here. 

  • He never disappoints. 
  • I don't know much other Randall County, Texas, politics other than the Sheriff  really doesn't like a particular constable. Something seems familiar about this. 
  • Did you catch this yesterday?
  • Conservative governor says public funded social programs would solve Austin's homeless problem. And one of his followers understands what caused the problem in the first place. 
  • "Gun rights activists carrying semi-automatic firearms walk through the Capitol Building on January 31, 2020 in Frankfort, Kentucky." Wait. Something looks familiar about this. 
    January 31, 2020 in Kentucky

    June 17, 2019 in Dallas, Texas
  • Legal stuff: You ever wonder if the owner of livestock is responsible for damages caused by negligently letting his cattle roam onto a highway?  Aren't we a "free range" state? Are there 
  • limitations? The Texas Supreme Court answered that question on Friday. 
  • Messenger: Above the Fold.