Random Monday Morning Thoughts


  • Let me experiment with this as a replacement for the Random Thought Girl: Going back 10 years  to the week and reprinting and linking to a bullet point or a blog post from back then.
    • Here's my thinking: It seemed that every time I researched the Liberally Lean archives to find something specific I wrote, I always ended up going down rabbit trails when I was reminded of something unrelated to what I was searching for. And it was often some pretty good stuff. 
    • The one above was about a Denton County murder prosecution that I railed about to no end while it was ongoing. The jury, amazingly, convicted the man. Eventually, the Fort Worth Court of Appeals, like me, thought there was no way anyone could not have a reasonable doubt about the guy's guilt and ultimately reversed the conviction
    • Hey, I'll print my big misses as well. They are pretty fun. 
    • And I think I can link to a post and show the comments which were posted about it. Remember those wild west days? The one above, however, didn't even garner a reply. 
    • We'll see how this goes. 
  • Texas hospitalizations: Yep, we've definitely peaked. But be careful out there.
  • Jacksboro lawyer David Spiller is a Political Machine.  
    • The results from Saturday:

    • The "Carter" in the results who made the run-off is Craig Carter. I don't want to call the guy a spare, but he runs a lot and always gets crushed. He got involved in the Fallon/Estes race in 2018 and got only 15% or the vote, and ran in the Springer/Luther race last year and got 5% of the vote. 
    • I feel a little bad for Jason Brinkley who resigned as Cooke County judge to run. (And I was contacted a couple of times by one of his family members who seemed like a really nice person.)
  • Look what just happened. Rudy might need that $20,000 a day he was wanting from Trump. (And these pages from the lawsuit about The Big Lie show that Dominion is going full throttle.)

  • Since Allen West took over as head of the Texas Republican Party, it has been off the rails. This weekend, they announced they had joined a neo-nazi social media site and included on the announcement a slogan from QAnon: "We are the Storm."  What the heck is going on?

  • Kyle Rittenhouse’s bond conditions have been amended to prohibit the 18-year-old from drinking or associating with known white supremacists. That was done as a result of video surveillance from two weeks ago which showed the 18 year old  drinking and flashing white power symbols at a bar.

  • If there is a rumor out there that I had an affair with the Jane Krawkoski, I promise not to sue. In fact, feel free to float that rumor. She really had a thing for me.  

  • Larry King died over the weekend. I was a big fan of his CNN and radio shows, and I've always thought he might be the best interviewer of all time.  But he has some other claims to fame. Shooter's shoot:

  • That was quick and easy.  (And he didn't even spend six months in jail while being falsely accused about a serious crime.) 

  • The count so far:

  • There might be no bigger liar that lawyer John Eastman who told CNN's Michael Smerconish on Saturday morning that those who stormed the Capitol were not even part of the rally at the Ellipse. My jaw dropped. (He's the guy who was grinning and by Giuliani's side when he urged the crowd to have "trial by combat.") 

  • Tom Brady is now going to his 10th Super Bowl.  Only one team in the history of the NFL has been to more Super Bowls than that -- and that was New England who has been to 11 (and nine of those were with Brady.)  Pittsburgh, Denver and Dallas are tied for second with eight appearances. 
  • I don't know if Aaron Rodgers would have scored there or not. But those two defensive backs at the goal line were moving away from the top of the screen at that moment so he might have gotten close. Regardless, throwing it to the guy double covered by those two was dumb. 

  • Edit: That new angle makes it look like he wouldn't have made it.  And here is an "all 22" video of it. 

  • I'd be remiss if I didn't mention the protests across Russia this weekend about the incarceration of  Aleksey Navalny and Putin's excesses. For fun, here's a quick video of the crowd pelting Russian cops with snowballs with some pretty fine accuracy. For a deep dive, here is the two hour video that Nalvalny was ballsy enough to release from prison revealing Putin's ill gotten riches.