Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts

  • The Board. New cases Monday: 26,641. New cases Tuesday: 26,945. 
    (That chart doesn't seem to line up with my numbers.)
  • Deaths: I'm going to skip it today because the numbers would look skewed because New York revised its number with some tricked up accounting yesterday
  • A good Texas chart was right under my nose the entire time:
  • Wise County cases: 7. (+2).
  • Tarrant County cases (which is probably what we should be watching now): 929 (+53 yesterday)
  • Barring a big uptick in numbers, I'd guess we'll "open up" no earlier than May 1st and no later than May 15th. I'd be stunned if schools open back up at all. 
  • He's a born showman
  • Speaking of, the IRS has set up a website where you can check on the status of your Trump 'rona Check. It's a bit overloaded at the moment.  I also want to warn you that they'll treat you like your trying to access the nuclear codes. 
  • President Obama endorsed Biden yesterday after Biden became the de facto nominee last week. And he took a shot at Fox News while he did it. 

  • The Raleigh Police Department in North Carolina stepped in it yesterday. The replies became a massive dog-pile. 
  • I told you from the start that the Rural Uprising would also be drawn along political lines. The right wingers in the Texas Legislature proved me right yesterday. 
  • There would seem to be lots of liability issues with employers in opening up their business too soon when you think about reasonable care to protect employees and customers. 
  • Why did we have the head of Walgreens, CVS, Walmart and Target standing on stage with Trump a month ago promising drive through testing that are still almost non existent? It's been a free advertising bonanza, and Trump did it again yesterday when he read off a list of companies for no real reason other than to make a press briefing look like NASCAR. It took over 10 minutes
  • Business news breaking this morning: 8.7% seems way, way too low to me. 
  • March was the first time we haven't had a school shooting since 2002.
  • Trump yesterday: "In sports, we want to get our sports back so importantly. . . . But we have to get our sports back. I'm tired of watching baseball games that are 14 years old." Fourteen years is oddly specific. A Twitter sleuth found this photo from fourteen years ago when the New York Mets were eliminated from the playoffs. 
  • For district court criminal cases, the judges better be aware of Art. V, § 7 of the Texas Constitution which requires that a district court "conduct its proceedings at the county seat of the county in which the case is pending" unless there is a statute to the contrary. There is no statute to the contrary. And it means what it says. You can't even do it by agreement. 
  • Messenger: Above the Fold