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Random Monday Morning Thoughts


  • Texas Hospitalizations: We've cracked 6,000 and, with as many new cases that we've heard about over the last week, I think we're about to see a big jump (since hospitalizations are a lagging indicator.) 

  • Breaking COVID news this morning: Pfizer basically says they may have developed a vaccine that is 90% effective. They are on track to see an emergency use application later this month for the distribution of 1.3 billion vaccine does next year. (And every seems to believe them -- the Dow is expected to open 1,500 points higher and oil has jumped up to 15%.)

  • I'm not going to do a lot of score-boarding on Trump's loss, but I'll share this. It was never about policy with me. It was about character. Every single thing I had been taught as a boy was on the line: From honesty and truthfulness to empathy for the less fortunate. It was always as simple as that. And the fact that he didn't care to hide his contempt for the values, and how his groupies simply turned a blind eye to it,  is never something I will never understand. 
  • Van Jones had me literally on tears as he his voice cracked moments after CNN made the call on Saturday. "It's easier to be a parent this morning. It's easier to be a dad. It's easier to tell your kids character matters. It matters. Telling the truth matters. Being a good person matters." Watch it

  • And the author of Bloom County (my all time favorite) is right there with me

  • Ok, now I feel like I'm score-boarding. 

  • Of everything crazy over the last four years, nothing sums it up better than, as the election was being called, Rudy Giuliani standing in the parking lot of Four Seasons Total Landscaping which is situated next to Fantasy Island Adult Books and Novelties and across the street from the Delaware Valley Cremation Center. Here's the link for best summary I've found of what happened, but there is no way I'm believing the Trump Campaign's explanation of "We meant to do that all along." 

  • You can get Four Seasons Total Landscaping merchandise here or Zoom backgrounds here.

  • If you think the election was "stolen", just look at that press conference photo again. That's his legal team leading the charge.  Oh, and this Texas legislator wanted to join in:

  • If you think Trump's silly claim that the election was stolen sounds familiar, you're right. It's in his playbook of deceit. 

  • I'm officially making a retraction. This man no longer holds Nemeses Status. 

  • When Trump was announced the winner in 2016, Obama invited him to the White House. It's the way things ought to be. 

  • If you haven't seen Copeland's moment of being possessed, you need to.

  • I think I'm the only one amazed of the video presentation by drones after Biden's speech on Saturday. Watch. On another note, those things are going to kill us all one day just like an episode of Black Mirror.

  • In case you missed it, this guy, Rep. Matt Gaetz, had to announce that he contracted COVID

  • Cancer is so frightening. A person can fight if for months and look like they are doing well, and then, within a matter of two weeks, it just overcomes them with a vengeance. Of all of the Alex Trebek tributes, my favorite is this clip and especially the part of his reaction. 

  • I'm a big fan of Texas criminal justice policy wonk Scott Henson and was aware that he hadn't done many blog posts over the last few months, but I didn't know this. 

  • With everything going on so much news got buried, the story of this Fort Worth couple needs to be told. Fox 4 had photos of the wreckage.  He has ties to Weatherford College and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

  • There are 21 death notices in the Update