The Campaign For DA


Random Friday Morning Thoughts

  • Texas hospitalizations: -306. I'm still inclined to think that we've peaked.

  • RTG Update:  I received an avalanche of unsolicited (but appreciated) emails/messages regarding the possibility of retiring the Random Thought Girl.  The verdict was overwhelming -- it was a good bit, they said, but it's a bit which is way past its prime. I thought it would be more of a 50/50 split.  So I'll be in the laboratory this weekend consulting with my Updated Bits Department as they pitch replacement ideas at me.
  • A man escaped from a Wise County Sheriff's Office deputy yesterday but was later located at, of all places, Jack in the Box.   I see a trend from south Texas in this morning's news: 

  • I just realized that the election for the open seat in the Texas legislature involving David Spiller out of Jacksboro is tomorrow. (He also has gone big time because I heard a radio commercial for him this morning on the very right wing 660 The Answer -- probably a pretty good idea for that electorate.)
  • I had to go in front of new Judge Lowery for the first time yesterday to finalize a negotiated plea of guilty, and I got to provide my client with this great advice before we walked in the door: "I know he'll approve it but, other than that, I have no idea what is about to happen. But I'll be right there with you." (Judge Lowery continued on in the tradition of the late Judge Cude's practices with a slight twist. Importantly, even the person charged with a misdemeanor crime felt respected. Thumbs up.)
  • The Little Ball of Terror from Frisco who was involved in the Storming of the Capitol needs to stay off Twitter:
    • She tried to grift off people for "legal fees" yesterday, but Paypal kicked her off. She deleted the second tweet below where she admitted she didn't need the money but was just doing the prosperity gospel trick. 

    • What's worse, she admitted to being a full blown QAnon nutcase. 

    • And look at her past. She believes that Bill Gates and 5G towers were behind the Coronavirus. And, of course, she had to invoke Jesus at the same time. Flashback:

  • What is up with these people who fall into QAnon conspiracy theories and think that Jesus is on their side? It goes right back to last Friday's post about "Pastor" Branden Burden of Kingdom Life. (Speaking of, he has gone silent after his QAnon sermon, but The Dallas Morning News had an update a couple of days ago. I tried to live stream his sermon last Sunday morning but they took down the feed.)
  • This site is keeping track of North Texans involved, one way or another, in the Storming of the Capitol.

  • This might be my favorite profile of those arrested so far.  Be careful ladies. He knows how you think. 

  • The newest QAnon member of Congress "filed" Articles of Impeachment against President Biden yesterday.  She also believes 9/11 was an inside job, and that Sandy Hook was staged. Really.

  • "AUSTIN, Texas (KLTV) - Gov. Abbott today held a roundtable discussion in Austin with law enforcement and public safety advocates to discuss the governor’s legislative priorities to ensure a safer future for the state."  Just to be clear, "roundtable discussion" = "photo op."

  • Others thought about Watchmen, too. (Side note: I really hate making cultural references like that because I suspect less than 5% of you have seen it.)

  • Let's check in on Hannity since conservatives have now abandoned Fox News. This guy seems credible:

  • Someone posted this yesterday. I routinely think that the cheapest gas will be on the far end of the similarly colored buttons. I need to check before I quickly push one next time.

  • A reference I heard this morning that only the elders in the audience will remember and someone who I had not thought about in years: The Galloping Gourmet. He turns 87 today.  (More relevant, the great Steve Perry of Journey turns 72.)
  • Heard on the radio that new job applicants are routinely asked for the Twitter and Facebook addresses. I expected they might look a person up, but I naively hadn't thought about prospective employers just coming out and asking you for the address before they do so.
  • 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: 567 days
  • Messenger: Above the Fold