Random Monday Morning Thoughts

  • Texas hospitalizations: There's been an increase in 13 out of the last 14 days. Any speculation about a plateau two weeks ago was definitively premature. 

  • Dueling stories on Friday. Maybe Wise County doesn't quality as "rural": 

  • Trump was very Trumpy this weekend:
    • After the Secretary of State (and everyone else and their dog) blamed Russia for the massive cyberattack, Trump defended the country. Didn't I just say that it sure seems like they have a compromising tape of him? It's flat out weird. 

    • He then had nutcases Sydney Powell and Michael Flynn in the Oval Office where he asked about invoking the military to overturn the election. I'm sorry, if that is not treason, what the hell is? It was so crazy that Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy and Gen. James C. McConville, the Army’s top officer, released a joint statement that said: 'There is no role for the U.S. military in determining the outcome of an American election.'" But we just go on about our Christmas shopping like this is no big deal. 

  • Crazy attorney Lin Wood is still out there filing election lawsuits but the one he filed on Friday had a Freudian declaration at the end. 

  • After the State fought compensating a man who was wrongfully convicted and imprisoned, the Texas Supreme Court finally issued an Order on Friday telling them to pay the man his money. But just look how it all happened: A prosecuting attorney intentionally didn't turn over evidence which would have revealed the man was innocent. Haven't we seen enough of this every where in Texas? The heck with money and compensation, hasn't the time come for DAs and assistant DAs to be jailed over these crimes they are committing?

  • Hey Aggie, Baylor knows your pain. From 2014: 

    The Committee watching the games on Saturday from
    the Gaylord Texas looked beaten down. 

  • I'm still trying to wrap my head around the Rose Bowl game being played at Jerry World. 
  • Tim Dunn's effort to buy a seat in the Texas Senate for Shelley Luther has failed. And she got crushed in Wise County, too, 2,066-1,296 (61.5% to  38.5%)

  • I'm reading a new book on Hitler's rise to power and on Saturday learned how he courted the Brown Shirts/Stormtroopers/Sturmabteilung in the very beginning.  Hitler preached Law and Order but supported those thugs in the streets.  Sounds a little familiar. Heck, the Proud Boys are just Stormtrooper wannabees.  (And, to bring it all home this Christmas season, it was the Brown Shirts chasing the Von Trapp family in the Sound of Music which played last night. I'm just puttin' a little Hitler into your Christmas this year.)

  • I'm actually listening to that book via Audible and the reader, who has a tad bit of a German accent, pronounces "schedule" as "shed-yule", and now I want to do it, too. (Update: Ok, Internet research tells me that Brits pronounce it that way as well. I've watched British shows for years and have never picked that up.)
  • Somehow is a statue of Robert E. Lee in the U.S. Capitol. Correction: There was one until yesterday. 

  • Tiger's son was in the news this weekend as he played in a tournament with his father. Anyone else think that kid is going to be insufferable? 

  • I don't know a thing about TAPPS football in Texas, but one final fame ended in a doozy. I'm not sure I've ever seen a tie game with 15 seconds left suddenly end with a Pick Six on the final play. Watch it
  • For the love of all things holy, I hope the first thing that President Joe Biden does is kill Space Force. What a dumb publicity stunt. 

  • The government has enough of your money for Space Force but, after a year of COVID, can only find enough to give you back a measly $600 in the new stimulus package.