Random Friday Morning Thoughts


  • Texas Hospitalizations: +132. I'm officially taking us up a DEFCON level. It looks like the second wave is coming. 

  • COVID quickhits:
    • Wise Regional announced that their beds dedicated to COVID-19 are full and are expanding the area dedicated to the disease. That seems like a big deal. (I don't see in today's Messenger story the actual number of beds which reached capacity.) 
    • Got a report that First Baptist Cottondale is shutting down due to an outbreak. 
    • The Indianapolis Colts announced this morning they had "several" players test positive and have shut down the facilities. They are (were) scheduled to play the Bengals on Sunday. Edit: Sounds like false positives now.
    • If this second wave hits hard, the seasons of high school, college and the NFL will be completely shut down in a month. 
  • It's all drugs, all the time.

  • If you missed Trump's Town Hall, here's a summary:
    Official nodder, right. 

    • He claims he doesn't know (or can't remember) whether or not he tested positive for COVID before the debate with Joe Biden.
    • Amazingly, wouldn't wouldn't condemn QAnon but said, "I do know they are very much against pedophilia. They fight it very hard." 
    • Oddly, wouldn't say if he was pro-life or pro-choice. 
    • Wouldn't retract a retweet saying that Obama and Biden and Team Seal Six didn't kill Osama bin Laden. "That was a retweet! People can decide for themselves!
    • The Coronavirus is "rounding the corner and we have the vaccines coming."
    • Proclaimed that wearing masks cause you to contract COVID-19 since "just the other day, they came out with a statement that 85% of the people that wear masks catch it." (And if you think that was a misspeak, he said the same thing earlier in the day at a rally.)
  • This morning, Trump thinks he did very well last night. He also woke up early to tell us the Babylon Bee is a real news site. 

  • Then the Babylon Bee immediately made fun of him.

  • Would you also want the government to subpoena Sean Hannity, Lou Dobbs, and Tucker Carlson for allegedly spreading of misinformation? I wouldn't. 

  • I was absolutely right about the Amy Coney Barrett confirmation hearings. The Democrats decided it was a lost cause to go after her and didn't want to do anything to derail what looks to them to be a sure Biden win.
  • Dave Campbell's Texas Football is running a weekly poll to ultimately decide the greatest all time high school teams. I think this week we can all agree that the 2005 Southlake Carroll team or Art Briles' 1994 Stephenville team can't hold a candle to the 1962 Jacksboro Tigers. 

  • How in the world have UT players not stayed on the field for the Eyes of Texas all season long but we just learned about it this week? 
  • Time that has passed since the Wise County Sheriff's Office has failed to solve the murder of Lauren Whitener at Lake Bridgeport: 1 year, 3 months, 11 days.
  • Messenger: Above the Fold