Random Friday Morning Thoughts


  • Texas Hospitalizations: + 100 to 9,628 (but the Texas Tribune failed to update their chart.)

  • A house fire that kills three in Decatur, including two children, seems like a big deal, but I can't find that it was covered by any metroplex media.
  • Local legal news: A Decatur law firm won a $98 million dollar verdict in 2017 in a banking/lending case which was tried in Dallas. The case was reversed this week by the Dallas Court of Appeals with a ruling of "We . . . render judgment that Bagwell take nothing on his claim." Ouch. 
  • That case involved a lot of lawyers. List below.  What do you think about a society where if the government is trying to lock a guy up for years he'll often be defended by only one lawyer (who may or may not be competent), but when money is involved in a case you see a list like this?: 

  • Speaking of money vs. crime, this lady had a heck of history. She was eventually removed from office. (Below, that's "billion" with a "b".)

  • When I've told you I grew up on the mean streets of Bridgeport, I really meant it. Records show that an Ethan Davis out of Bowie was arrested for Agg Assault by Bridgeport PD yesterday, but I don't know if it is the same case.

  • In an unrelated incident, I noticed a guy was arrested last night for DWI and the very, very rare charge of Bribery. Rhome PD is making the claim. I'm interested. 
  • Watch a nurse faint on camera after getting the COVID vaccine. It's meaningless, but people will still freak out. 

  • The soon to be ex-Vice President received the vaccine about an hour ago on live TV.  And, yes, Mother was there and got the injection as well. (Hey. Whatever happened to the COVID-19 Task Force? )

  • With the latest cyberattack by Russia occurring and Trump failing, once again, to say a word negative towards them,  I will always wonder if they do have a compromising video of him. I'm not saying they do, he just that he acts like they do. Flashback:

  • If you get a chance, watch some of the Texas high school football finals today and next weekend. I caught the last part of the two of the games yesterday, and they were more exciting than any pro or college game you'll see all year. Three of the four 11 man games have been decided by 1 point. 
    • Example: In the pic below, Jim Ned (the team, not the person), who at one point trailed 21-0, went for two in the first overtime to win the game outright. It worked. They won it. Get this: The cornerback covering him rushed for 240 yards in the first half. 

  • Random college football practice pic below (click to enlarge). It's Stanford using the field of Santa Barbara City College which just happens to sit right on the ocean. 

  • Time which has passed since the Wise County Sheriff's Office has failed to solve the murder of Lauren Whitener in her home at Lake Bridgeport: 532 days
  • Messenger: Above the Fold