Random Friday Morning Thoughts


  • I'll need to ask the (now) Senior In the House the details about the pig story if she remembers.
  • Texas hospitalizations: I'll probably keep posting this update through next week. From there, I'll only bring it back it there is another surge. And there shouldn't be unless the new variants of the disease take over.  

  • Ok, I need help figuring this out. I received this high tech "mask" yesterday by UPS. It's addressed to me at my office. I didn't order it. No idea who sent it. The label said "Third party purchaser", and it looks like it was shipped directly from the manufacturer. No note was included. So I went to the website and looked it up to figure out what the heck it was. The cost? $299. If someone is doing a bit, they've got a lot of money for bits. 
    (My office address is no secret)

  • Remember yesterday when I said there's a weird trend over the last few months of high profile crimes being committed in the last few months? Well, right after I hit the "publish" button, this story broke about the murder of the UberEats driver in Haltom City: 

  • Who knew it would take the Robinhood brokerage site screwing over the common man yesterday to bring Ted Cruz and OAC together?:

  • Well, not quite "together":

  • Gamestop stock might have had an unstable day yesterday -- especially in the morning. It finally closed at 193.60. This whole thing is a crazy, crazy story.  (The stock just opened at 379 which is up 96%: Link since who knows where it will go.)

  • And it keeps coming: Elon Musk added Bitcoin to his Twitter bio in the middle of the night and within an hour it jumped $5,000 to $37,299.
  • In the couple of week after the Trump Supporters Storming of the Capitol, it looked like the Republican establishment was going to run away from Trump.  Lindsey Graham, Mitch McConnell, and Kevin McCarthy said in speeches on the floor, and in unequivocal terms, that it was time to move on. But yesterday, McCarthy went down to Mar-a-Lago to re-enact a scene from a Tom Cruise movie. They are still scared of him. 

  • So it is still Trump's Republican Party. They need his followers. And they know his worshipers still follow him, amazingly, even after this: 

  • And they are equally scared of the QAnon supporters. They need them to. If not, they would either kick Marjorie Taylor Greene out of Congress or, at the very least, censure her. (She thinks Sandy Hook was staged so the GOP just put her on the Education Committee.)

  • The Aggies are keeping the statue of Sul Ross on their campus. If you want a quick history regarding the controversy surrounding this guy, here's a new Texas Monthly article about him. 

  • 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: 573 days.
  • Messenger: Above the Fold