Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts


  • Texas hospitalizations: 3,251 (+50)

  • It's a run-off in Senate District 30 between Drew Springer and Shelley Luther with both getting 32% of the vote.  I was right that Luther would make the run-off, but was wrong about her getting close to 50%. (One thing I was completely oblivious to was that there was a Democrat on the very same ballot. With that being the case, no one could possibly crack 50%.) 

  • In what may be the most amazing moment in presidential debate history, the President of the United States was given the greatest softball question of all time and gave a horrifying answer. "Are you willing tonight to condemn white supremacists and militia groups and to say that they need to stand down and not add to the violence in a number of these cities as we saw in Kenosha and we've seen in Portland?"  He wouldn't do it. And then he embedded in history his place as a modern day racist George Wallace by specifically telling the the Proud Boys to "Stand back and stand by." Watch it

  • The Proud Boys immediately embraced his literal call to arms on social media. Donald Trump has given a white supremacist group a new slogan. 

  • Van Jones' reaction on CNN was perfect and chilling. Watch it.

  • I was on to the little Nazi group called the Proud Boys a long time ago but my first reference to them on here seems to be in 2017. I just threw them in on a Monday rant after Charlottesville happened. 
  • As to the debate as a whole, Dana Bash spoke for all of us and didn't mince words. "I'm just going to say it like it is. That was a s--- show . . . . We're on cable and we can say that." (Watch it.)

  • Appropriate.

  • Last night I longed for my childhood. 

  • I stole this from the today's Messenger. (Buy the paper. Give them your money.) Anyway, it's a photo from the Boyd Homecoming Parade. Is it just me, or do I spot something?

  • Heck of night in the music world. Helen Reddy and Mac Davis, both 78, died.  I didn't know until this morning that Davis wrote Elvis' "In The Ghetto" and "A Little Less Conversation." 

  • I don't know what the picture below is supposed to depict. The amount of 316 grams (11 ounces) of THC infused product is nothing. That would probably be nothing more than a couple of candy bar edibles or one canned drink legally purchased in Colorado.  And that arrest isn't anything to brag about. 

  • Did you know the Wise County Sheriff's Office maintains its own license plate reader around Alvord on 287 where it checks for rent cars or out-of-state tags possibly heading from Colorado? Deputies then stop those cars for silly traffic "offenses" like "following too closely" or "driving in left lane not passing." Then they search the cars, often illegally, just to find marijuana and marijuana products. And based upon their track record at the courthouse, most lawyers are finally educating themselves on what is an illegal prolonged detention. 
  • Messenger: Above the Fold