Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts

  • The Board. (A month ago I didn't think the number would ever get to 100,000.):
  • Texas. (My prediction from yesterday that the numbers would dramatically spike after the holidays came true yesterday but not enough to impact the seven day average yet): 
  • Wise County: Positive 45. Active 12.  My cries from yesterday have been heard:
  • Cops in Minnesota decided to kill a guy, and four of them were immediately fired because of it. If you haven't seen the video, here it is. It's hard to argue with this meme that circulated yesterday: 
  • I completely dropped the ball on the Waco lawyers murder-for-hire story I posted on Monday. A faithful reader told me I was an idiot for not remembering that the female actually worked in Decatur right out of law school for about a year with an office on the courthouse square.  She was even on the court appointed criminal defense list. Note to self: Get out more. 
  • Twitter finally decided to label a tweet by Trump a lie when it is a lie. (That means there should be a lot of labels forthcoming.)  
  • This, of course, made him mad so he demonstrated it by revealing he has the understanding of a Fourth Grader when it comes to First Amendment. Twitter is not capable of violating the Free Speech Clause, and you as President, and as the government, would violate the First Amendment if you tried to do anything about it. 
  • The Central Park Imma-Gonna-Report-You lady was fired yesterday.  I don't know how much she made, but I'm guessing it was a pretty penny.  But I hope someone checked on her good puppy dog. 
  • My random post about "good writing" yesterday had me making fun of the sentence, "The ability to say a thing clearly and directly is rather to be chosen than great riches." A faithful reader pointed out Proverbs 22:1 which reads “A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches . . . . "   Getting past the fact I overlooked a scriptural reference despite being a Bible expert, am I to understand that the verse is supposed to be so well know to the masses that the author of the article in The Wall Street Journal thought he could paraphrase it without attribution? 
  • I was just kidding when six days ago I wrote that her husband's $1 million donation to a Trump SuperPAC should be called a donation to the "Please Don't Let Your Lapdog Justice Department Indict Me PAC."
  • This has Dateline written all over it.  
  • Southlake Carroll will hold it's graduation ceremony on Friday beginning at 8:20 p.m. to coincide with military time of 2020.  Never do a bit where the payoff is more of beating than the bit itself.  That's too late to start. 
  • Something seems very weird about this: Trump appointed U.S. Attorney Joseph Brown of the Eastern District of Texas will abruptly quit on May 31st. He was the Grayson County district attorney from 2000 to 2018. And his father was a state district judge in Sherman, and his uncle was federal judge in Sherman. So what's up? 
  • Good lord, he just did this. The widow of Lori Klausutis has begged him to stop this. The Atlantic had is right yesterday. Trump is cruel. The Wall Street Journal has it right today. "Mr. Trump is debasing his office, and he’s hurting the country in doing so."
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