Random Friday Morning Thoughts


  • Wise County active cases: 25 (-1)
  • Texas hospitalizations: -74 

  • The Star-Telegram has a story about a doctor who is back in the news. She had a Wise County connection. I had completely forgotten that Judge Cude sentenced her to the hoosegow for a year back in 2004. 

  • Those who live in the Sigma Chi frat house at SMU are under quarantine after a COVID outbreak. Live look:  
    These really are SMU boys.

  • The Atlantic rocked the wires last night with a story on Trump  being Trump again. Now, to no one's surprise, it's being reported that he's made a series of comments demonstrating what he really thinks about those who give their life for their country. Here are the highlights:

    • Remember when he cancelled at the last minute a visit to the cemetery in Belleau, France and blamed it on the weather?: “Why should I go to that cemetery? It’s filled with losers.” 
    • "In a 2018 White House planning meeting for [a parade], Trump asked his staff not to include wounded veterans, on grounds that spectators would feel uncomfortable in the presence of amputees. 'Nobody wants to see that,' he said."
    • On John McCain's funeral" “'We’re not going to support that loser’s funeral,' and he became furious, according to witnesses, when he saw flags lowered to half-staff. 'What the f--- are we doing that for? Guy was a fucking l----,” the president told aides.
  • Trump's defended himself as soon as he got off Air Force One last night:

  • Trump also immediately tweeted saying it was all fake news that he called John McCain a "loser" because he never called him a loser. Uh, here's a video where Trump literally called McCain a loser. 

  • UNT's quarterbacks coach has been arrested on an "Improper Relationship" between teacher and student for two incidences which occurred last year when he was a high school coach in Argyle. It sounds like the other party was 17 or 18. You guys can get married if you want, but you can't be doing that -- at least in Texas. 
  • Most of the headlines about this story point out that hours earlier he had given a recorded interview to Vice. What  got my attention was that it was the feds who killed him while trying to arrest him.  

  • The Messenger's great history column in today's Messenger is prompted by the question below from Decatur lawyer Paul Belew. Looks like he noticed one of the historical markers on our courthouse lawn pays tribute to a "respected negro." (Side note: And if case you wonder if we "give him the business" for his eye catching billboards, the answer is a resounding "Yes!!" But he's a good lawyer and a good guy who takes it all in stride.) 

  • We had college football last night. This made me laugh.

  • Also funny.

  • Messenger: Above the Fold