Random Friday Morning Thoughts

  • The Board:
    Total cases: 886,442

    Total deaths: 50,236
  • Texas:
  • Tarrant County has had 1,559 total cases and 45 deaths. They had a new daily record yesterday but their daily reporting is so sporadic you don't know if someone finally got around to doing past paperwork. Also, dispersed in the chart are 132 cases which have occurred at the federal prison. 
  • Wise County: Holding at 14.
  • If you find far right wingers in depression this morning, it's because Trump went Full Crazy yesterday when he suggested we need to inject Lysol into our bodies to cure the cornavirus: "The disinfectant, where it knocks it out in a minute, and is there a way we can do something like that by injection inside, or almost a cleaning. It gets in the lungs." I was in the car when I heard it, and I now wish I had a photo of my face at that moment.
  • Even the Drudge Report couldn't handle it. 
  • The makers of Lysol actually had to issue a statement in the Year of our Lord 2020 to not follow Trump's advice. 
  • Poor Dr. Birx.  (You can the Sound of Silence version or the Curb Your Enthusiasm version as well.)
  • Tucker Carlson is now talking about the "rural" threat making my Rural Uprising™ prediction even more prophetic. (Once again, I'm not saying the basis of the Rural Uprising™ was correct, I just said it would happen.) 
  • The governor of Georgia might want to open up the state, but the followers of Insane Clown Posse don't feel safe having their annual gathering in Ohio.  "The bottom line is simply that we REFUSE to risk even ONE Juggalo life by hosting a Gathering during these troubling times." Yes, America, that's where we are now. 
  • The Cowboys drafted CeeDee Lamb last night in the first round. During last year's OU/Texas game, Mrs. LL was actually watching it and remarked, "That guy is good."  As a reminder, he somehow scored on this play: 
  • Coach Bro drafting from his home in Phoenix was a power move. 
  • Jerry Jones drafting from his yacht was a bigger power move. 

  • Legal stuff. This probably won't interest most of you, but the DA's office in Houston is at war with a misdemeanor judge. If you want to see an online hearing where the judge basically chews out the DA's office for the last half of it, it's here. Background on the case (including a subsequent Motion to Recuse) is here. One of the assistant DAs hardly said a word in the hearing, and I only got a glimpse of him for a brief second. I grabbed a screenshot. It is mind-boggling to me that he was wearing a cap - much less a backwards cap. I don't care if it is a Zoom conference and you're at home, show a little respect.
  • I saw a random pic of Crovie, North East Scotland, and it made me realize I need to get out more. 
  • There's something about the phrase "the Hot Pocket heiress" that makes her incredibly attractive to me. 
  • The Wichita Falls Police continue to pick on the downtrodden by writing Stay at Home tickets. "Police said Joshua Johnson, also known as 'Klepto' Johnson, went into Stripes on Broad Tuesday and told a clerk he wanted to go to jail, then took a beer and went outside and sat on a curb drinking it waiting for police to arrive." 
  • I didn't know that the Wichita County Sheriff was named David Duke. (He's been there forever.)