Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts

  • Wise County active cases: 21 (+1)
  • Texas hospitalizations. I bet that curve will start flattening out instead of plummeting. 
  • Breaking: UConn will announce today it will not have football this Fall -- the first FBS school to skip the season due to COVID.
  • A faithful reader, recalling a post of mine a few weeks back regarding a white supremacy sticker I had seen near the Wise County courthouse square, sent along a new story regarding the group Patriot Front. From the new story: "The Parker County Sheriff’s Department arrested the three men on Saturday after watching them place stickers on two different signs on the Parker County Courthouse lawn, according to the men’s arrest warrants." I have no idea if the two stories are related.  (Here's a second article on the arrest.)
    My recent bullet point
    From the new story

  • There's not much to say about the Beirut Boom other than "wow." Of course, there might be someone out there goofy enough to call it an "attack" based upon him speaking with "our great generals."
  • A new meme which inserted a 1982 Far Side cartoon into it yesterday caused me to learn that the cartoon was so confusing back in the day that the author tried to explain it

  • Below: Just a random sentence I took out of this week's Messenger from a column from their intern who flies and back and forth to college several times a year. As Ticket fans would say, "Cue the Vivaldi!" 
  • Sheriff Joe, assuming he's not out prematurely locking up brown people this morning, is still watching the election results to see if he'll get a shot at getting his old job back. The last numbers I saw: 
  • I've dogged this lawyer ever since I learned he used to be in Texas with a scam of drafting anti-immigration ordinances for cities and then rake in lawyer fees defending them when they were challenged in court. He would almost always lose those cases. Then he ran off to Kansas where, as of last night, he has now lost his second big state race in a row. 

  • Trump was on Fox and Friends this morning explaining why he thinks schools should open: "This thing's going away. It will go away like things go away."
  • Didn't I just ask "What's the deal with Fort Hood?" Here's something new.
  • Messenger: Above the Fold