Random Thursday Morning Thoughts

  • Coronavirus - Texas set another record yesterday with an eye-opening 2,504 new cases (previous record was 1,949)  and, more importantly, another record-breaking number of those hospitalized at 2,153. Good grief.
  • Wise County: 6 active. 57 total.
  • "Abbott's staff did not respond to questions about whether the increase . . . would slow or halt the reopening process." 
  • I never thought I'd see the day that NASCAR banned all Confederate flags.  But in all seriousness, I think you'll see a major revolt from its fan base along with the financial hit that will go with it. And that "sport" was already on shaky footing to begin with.
    The Confederacy: Still taking loses in 2020. 
  • And with Confederate statues coming down left and right along with military officials saying on Tuesday that they are open to renaming U.S. forts which are currently named after Confederate military commanders, there seemed to be a real awakening going on. But then Trump, as he sat on the porch, sipping a mint julep, and patting his dog Beauregard, came to defend the nation's past sins.  Who is advising him to choose the wrong side here?  I'm not sure I've seen a political implosion like the one that he is going through. 
  • But wait, there's more. Trump also announced that he will have his first "rally" in Tulsa which is coming up on the 100th anniversary of the Black Wall Street Massacre. Tulsa! On Juneteenth. He's not even trying to hide it any more. Serious question: Will Trump's people allow Confederate flags at the rally? 
  • And that announcement came on the same day that an official with the Tulsa PD said this
  • Do we have any Confederate memorials or statues in Wise County?
  • Trump is gonna get mad at Fox News again. 
    Don't they know that unfavorable polls
    are just "Fake News?"

    "Going Down"
  • I don't know what these middle-of-the-night ramblings were about last night. Protesting = taunting? Protesters = ugly anarchists? Promising a federal invasion? Once again, he uses language of division. And the mayor responded.

  • Slidell's high school basketball team opting out of the UIL's ceremony honoring them as state finalists is interesting. But the UIL really did screw that day up as they shut the whole tournament down with no notice and no communication. 
  • VP Mike Pence deleted this, but I'm not sure why.  Clearly social distancing is being violated but they longer care about that -- it's been 44 day since they last held a Task Force briefing. And there is one black guy front and center which could be interpreted as a prop, but they don't care about that either. 
  • Something going on in Graham?....