The Campaign For DA

8.17.2020

Random Monday Morning Thoughts


  • Wise County active: 62 (New record. Last data was Friday night.)
  • Texas hospitalizations. Consistency continues.
  • As colleges begin to reopen: 
    • Oklahoma State had 23 cases reported in one sorority.
    • The University of North Carolina reported four clusters including at a fraternity and a dorm. (They only say a "cluster" is "at least" five.)
    • The Sooners had nine players contract the COVID.
  • The commute of the I-30 bridge from Rockwall into Dallas has to be one of the biggest beatings of all time.  This happened in the middle of the night last night and was still there this morning. There isn't an easy alternative route.
  • Being a top weatherman in the Southwest Proper, I felt obligated to go stand outside yesterday evening when the cold front blew through. Looking north down a dusty road, I could literally see it coming at me. It was weird. (Sorry for the technical scientific terminology I'm throwing at you.)
  • I didn't expect "Dismantle the Post Office" to be a campaign strategy. (Note: If you think the Post Office is "supposed to turn a profit", just wait until you hear about the Department of Defense.)
  • August 15th was Saturday. Trump golfed on Saturday. That's also the say day as his brother, his "best friend", died in hospital. 

  • She wanted nothing to do with that hand. <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">MOMENTS AGO: President Trump, First Lady Melania, and Barron arrive at Joint Base Andrews from Morristown, NJ. <a href="https://t.co/f6z3m5gx8w">pic.twitter.com/f6z3m5gx8w</a></p>&mdash; The Hill (@thehill) <a href="https://twitter.com/thehill/status/1295122580907720705?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 16, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
  • This Fort Worth lawyer started his walk from Austin on August 9th to talk to Gov. Greg Abbott about civil rights. I'm trying to track his progress especially because it was so brutally hot last week. The last I can figure out is that he was around Waco. He might be rethinking that plan. 
  • The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Texas has a strong headline game
  • Now ask him about the Loch Ness monster. 
  • I wonder what the "feels like" temperature was? (I stole that joke.)
  • I steal most of my jokes. 
  • Sports: The Evil Empire got a verbal commitment from a top quarterback but he won't be a freshman until 2022. But get this, Quinn Ewers started as a sophomore for Southlake Carroll and put up these stats: 72% completion rate for with 3,998 yards, 45 passing touchdowns and only three interceptions. But cf. Garrett Gilbert.
  • Very random office debate: Before they moved the post office in Decatur from what is now the Visitor's Center, were the outside mailboxes in front of it or to the side of it? 
  • The guy is still barricaded inside of a home this morning: