Random Thursday Morning Thoughts

  • I wonder how many of you have no idea there was a mass shooting late yesterday. You aren't to be blamed. It was easy to miss. 
  • I continue to stand by my position that the "Coronavirus is no big deal." But I'm concerned in that Trump is now using my exact same logic and, again, I don't like the people in the room with me. 

  • "Johns Hopkins, I guess, is a highly respected great place. They did a study, comprehensive. The countries best and worst prepared for an epidemic, and the United States is now… We’re rated number one. We’re rated number one for being prepared. This is a list of different countries."
  • But we learned yesterday that Mike Pence is now in charge of fighting the coronavirus. Flashback:
  • And I don't understand why everyone freaked out two days ago at Dr. Nancy Messonnier, director of the CDC's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, saying: "It's not so much a question of if this will happen anymore, but rather more a question of exactly when this will happen and how many people in this country will have severe illness." Yes, it's guaranteed that people will get sick from the coronavirus. That's not the same thing as saying Instant Death is lapping at our shores. 
  • Of course he did. I was going to make a joke that he invoked "State's Rights" -- the justification that Southern civil war supporters use to this day -- but that's exactly what he did.
  • I had forgotten about this lady, but I made fun of her for the Uncle Rico pose months ago
  • He's thinks he is being unfairly discriminated against. 
  • I just happened to be listening to WBAP's Rick Roberts yesterday afternoon where a caller told him that people needed to know if they vote in either the Democrat or Republican primary then their card will be stamped "and you can't vote the other way in the general election later." Roberts agreed and moved on to the next caller.  That station is a blowtorch of misinformation.
  • The Ticket had a Criminal Defense Lawyer round-table this morning, and one of them was lawyer from the Wichita Falls/Lottery/Sexual Assault/No Defense case.  (She said she didn't like have to conduct a "blistering" cross-examination. Sheesh.)    The wildest thing they all said was that 25% of their clients were actually innocent. Not that "I don't know, but I earnestly believe the government can't prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt 25% of the time." Nope, they said 25% were actually innocent.  Side note: I thought host Gordon Keith had a better grasp of the role of the criminal defense lawyer than they did.
  • I used the phrase "Split the Baby" last night and Mrs. LL went from not knowing what that meant to correctly telling me that it was Biblically based within 10 seconds. I don't know how her mind works. 
  • Fun political fact: In 1960, LBJ entered the presidential race one week before the Democratic Convention in Los Angeles and came in second with the delegate count after the one and only vote. (Kennedy got 53% almost causing a second round of voting.) The move caused Kennedy to name LBJ his Vice-President, and the rest is history.  
  • I-35 will always be under construction.