Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts

  • The Board:
    Total cases: 818,744

    Total deaths: 45,318
  • Texas:
  • Tarrant (the roller coaster continues):
  • Wise County: We've got another new one bringing us to 13. (And check out this page dedicated to Wise County.)
  • "You get a car! And you get a car!" 
  • "Everyone gets a car!"
  • Now this is what I expected with my Rural Uprising™ prediction. This is from a bar in the Stockyards.  Prediction: TABC will be there like the Sturmabteilung.
  • Other than the fact he's going to kill us all one way or another, how do you "shoot down" a boat? (To show you how his mind works, before he tweeted that this morning Fox and Friends had a segment on Iranian boats harassing U.S. ships.)
    Who gets to define "harass"?
  • I'm so glad that I'm much closer to retirement than I am fresh out of college. The future doesn't look particularly bright for all of us. 
  • I wonder if the Senior Class of 2020 will always get a little bit of special treatment for the rest of their lives. I mean, ten years from now if they dropped a line of, "You know, I graduated in 2020 and I never got to [insert event you were deprived of]", it ought to get you at least something in any give-and-take situation. 
  • Dan Patrick is in the news again. He qualified this by saying:  "[E]very life is valuable but 500 people [have died so far] out of 29 million and we're locked down and we're crushing the average worker, we're crushing small business, we're crushing the markets, we're crushing this country."  I've struggled with the concept from the get-go, but whenever you insert "but" after "every life is precious", things get a little tricky. 
  • Ticket fans: Julie Dobbs was furloughed. And it sounds like it is going to be a long one.
  • The Jacksboro Herald-Gazette has the story on the hunting accident that occurred last week. 
  • This West Texas school bragged on social media yesterday about having its new track installed. Look closely: That's a six man field. I was not familiar with Hermleigh ISD (which is southeast of Snyder.)
  • The crazy prices for May futures oil prices are now over with. We've now moved on to normalcy since the pricing is now for June contracts. This morning, the new normal for a barrel of oil is $13.57 a barrel.  That won't cut it. 
  • Messenger: Above the Fold