Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts


  • Above: The link (from a Star-Telegram story of 1/24/2011) was dead, and a quick Google search didn't turn up anything about it. 
  • Texas hospitalizations: Slight uptick but probably an anomaly. 

  • Dominion is going to own MyPillow. From last night:

  • And another. 

  • The Frisco realtor now wants everyone to know she has an account on the social media platform known for courting neo-Nazis.

  • She's a weird bird -- comparing herself to someone who, as best as I recall, didn't fly in private jets and storm government buildings. 

  • Here's the portion of the bill filed by the Democrats in the House to ease the minimum wage up to $15.00 an hour.  No, it won't kill small businesses.

  • I don't' know if this new book is any good, but I love the title. 

  • See? That's not hard, is it?

  • How it started/How it ended.

  • Remember the Zoom video of the defense attorney acting sassy and unprofessional when the judge wouldn't let her withdraw because her client wouldn't take a plea deal? Well check out this paragraph from a story two weeks ago which has a comment from the lawyer after the judge held her in contempt and fined her $500. How did this not get more attention? (But that was a fantastic Randy Moss callback.)

  • Someone call the Decatur hospital, ask if it's available, and get back to me. 

  • I got into a long discussion yesterday with a guy who was well versed in this bizarre world of GameStop stock and the sub-reddit group "WallStreetBets". It's basically a battle of a massive social media group (with money) who simply wanted to jack with a hedge fund which was betting on GameStop to fail. It's fascinating. (And he also has promised to walk me through short selling with options the next time he does it -- and he does it a lot. I'll walk you through it as well once I understand it.) 

  • Edit: GameStop just doubled in the first five minutes of trading. 
  • Didn't expect to have to say this but I, too, am opposed to "forced monkey labor." 

  • Over 20 years ago I wrote about how an indictment in Jack County against Indian leaders Santana and Big Tree, for a massacre near Fort Richardson around 1871, had the language of "not having the fear of God before their eyes, but being moved and seduced by the instigation of the devil." I thought it was bizarrely funny. Well, yesterday I learned that the indictment against Jefferson Davis used the same language.  And a second ago I learned that so did the indictment against Aaron Burr in 1804.  Let's bring that back.
  • Last night OU beat Texas by one point. Here's the video clip of a Texas player scoring two point for the Sooners.

  • Messenger: Above the Fold