Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts



  • Ten years ago I though the military vehicle was war related. If I saw it today, I would think it was insurrection related. 
  • Texas hospitalizations: Still high but dropping like a rock.

  • The Frisco pastor speaks! “I am a target of the cancel culture and the establishment media is coming after me. But it is not just about me. People of faith are under attack in this country." No, hoss, people of faith are not under attack -- it is QAnon conspiracy nutcases who are being called out. (In his Youtube statement, for some reason he decided to say there are "rumors of pallet of bricks even being left off right here in Frisco, Texas" by “radical groups like Antifa.” That, of course, is a common false conspiracy theory promoted by QAnon followers. )

  • First, the Texas GOP run by Allen West announces it is joining a neo-Nazi social media platform while using a QAnon slogan ("We Are The Storm") and now the Oregon GOP says that the Attack on The Capitol was a "false flag." Really. The Republicans need to get control over these groups which purport to officially speak for them. 

  • Speaking of Allen West, he is coming to Wise County to speak to a group calling themselves "Wise County Conservatives" at their inaugural meeting.  What's this about?

  • The Wise County Probation Department was shut down late last week and yesterday due to a COVID outbreak. 
  • County benefit war: Wichita County ups the ante. 

  • Let me tell you something, having Patrick Leahy preside over the impeachment trial instead of John Roberts is a bad, bad look. They've got to find someone, maybe a retired federal judge, who will be considered impartial.  The optics of Leahy, a sitting Democrat Senator who can vote on impeachment, are unnecessarily distracting. 

  • The MyPillow guy has been permanently suspended from Twitter. If you describe the Attack on the Capitol as "very peaceful" and blame "undercover Antifa that dressed as Trump people" for the chaos, that will get you banned.

  • I need to someone to explain it to me, but how a bunch of users of a sub-Redditt group were able to impact the price of GameStop stock would seem to be a major story. 

  • What's the deal with that huge American flag and construction below it just west of Runaway Bay? 

  • The producers of Tucker Carlson's show never seem to understand how an out-of-context screenshot will look. Last night:

  • Nerdy legal stuff: Normally, the odor of marijuana (or, more precisely, the claim of smelling marijuana) gives the cops probable cause to search a vehicle. But what happens in a state where marijuana is legalized? Can state cops claim that they have PC to search because marijuana is still technically illegal under federal law? Those questions are coming up more and more with some answers.
  • Legal stuff not so nerdy:

  • Five people, including a pregnant woman, were murdered in a home in Indianapolis on Sunday. Yesterday it was announced that a seventeen year old family member has been arrested
  • Two related stories about the same shooting on the front page of the Wichita paper: Deputies Kill Man and Puppy Found In Dead Man's Vehicle: