Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts

  • Texas hospitalizations. The trend continues.

  • Texas "new cases" set an all time daily record yesterday by blowing by all past numbers. (Wise County's dashboard, which is only updated once a week on Tuesday, shows 200 active cases with 507 tests pending. The 200, a conservative number at best, is easily a record.)

  • Nearby rural hospital news:
  • Hey, restrictions on how many people can be in a private home may have serious constitutional questions, but the 4th Amendment ain't one of them.  It's frustrating that in one of the very rare times that hard line conservatives even recognize the existence of the 4th Amendment that they completely screw up it's meaning. 

  • I'm surprised that due to his ongoing rage and depression he didn't go all Game of Thrones on the turkey and lop its head off. 

  • Extremely cool picture from near Celina last night. I can say "cool" because I don't think there was any damage because of that particular cloud:

  • Unlike in Arlington where there was a wild scene at the "Burger Box" (which is apparently pretty popular.)

  • Pete Delkus broke into WFAA programming last night to warn about the Arlington tornado.

  • I kept seeing this graphic yesterday. I wonder what it would look like if planes were sized to scale instead of being depicted with a 25 mile wingspans. (By the way, I stand by my firmly held belief that "the Thanksgiving holidays are the biggest travel days of the year" is Fake News.)

  • Hal Ketchum has died. I wore out the Sure Love CD back in the day. 

  • Williamson County proved it was still crazy yesterday when this very weird case made the news. It all started when the County Judge was doing a bit and ended up being photographed wearing fire gear lent to by another county official. That somehow led to charges of "abuse of official capacity" and "official oppression." From the best I can figure out, then his lawyer and a special prosecutor got very creative and came up with a deal where the judge pled to violating a "stay at home order" so the two charges could be dismissed.  

  • That whole story is an extension of my "Too Many Cops - Too Many Prosecutors" mantra. It's the criminal justice system just creating busy work at taxpayer expense. 
  • Speaking of, it's that time for new bills to be filed in the Texas legislature. Here's one:

  • Someone solve this for me

    Big government was trying to keep the location a secret.
    It didn't take long for the Internet to figure it out. 

  • The Dallas Court of Appeals is in a grumpy mood. This time they got after a paralegal for the alleged unauthorized practice of law from the very uniquely named "TrailBlazin’ Legal Services" in Leonard, Texas. (If you look at one of his filings in the case, including the attachments, you kind of get an idea why the court got a little bent out of shape.)

  • All of Trump's silly legal challenges have been a bloodbath so far, but it's about to get worse. In a filing this morning, we just learned Rudy wants to argue before the Third Circuit Federal Court of Appeals. Oh, my. 

  • I'll never understand the stock market . . .