Random Thursday Morning Thoughts

I had forgotten about this. A person who obtains a protective order against another due to allege family violence can also get the family pet included in the protective order.  In the last 10 years, I don't think I've ever seen it in any protective order in Wise County  -- which means someone forgot to change the boilerplate form.   

  • The Decatur AD/Head Coach is gone and the Superintendent is on his way out.  It's almost like the powers at be have their own Joseph McCarthy-like "list." 
  • I keep waiting for this mystery from last week to be solved but it has not. A pro golfer at a Georgia country club sees a truck drive up on a green and goes to check it out. He's murdered and the gunmen flees. Then two bodies are discovered in the bed of the truck -- one from California and one from Kansas, and there's no indication they knew each other. 

  • Compare the rainfall over the last two days between Hurricane Elsa in Florida and what is going on with an unnamed storm sitting over the Texas coast. And our coast will get pummeled with rain again today.

  • Trump suing Facebook, Twitter and Youtube claiming they violated his First Amendment rights because they are the government is not only dumb, it's really just a grift to to sucker his base into donating money.  This has nothing whatsoever to do with law. 
    • And you've got to love when their lawsuit explains in its own words another reason why he will immediately and obviously lose: Trump complains he had to agree to their terms of service to use it in the first place 

    • No lawyer has turned into a bigger cartoon that Alan Dershowitz. Nothing could be more untrue than this:

  • The local CBS affiliate had a tremendous video package last night on how the shooting in downtown Dallas five years ago that left five officers dead actually happened. The shooter basically confined himself to the grounds of El Centro College right across the street from that neon green skyscraper. 

  • I noticed attorney Bruce Isaacks was appointed to represent the guy who fled Rhome police officers last month giving rise to the "manhunt."

  • I suppose (and would even assume) that Texas Congressman Chip Roy is an anti-vaxxer, but what does this even mean? 

  • By the way, you're on your own now if you don't want the vaccine. 

  • In looking at this kind of related headline, I was reminded that I had to deliver a prescription for Mrs. LL after a minor surgery last month. I was surprised about how laxed the whole system seemed. The prescription for a pain killer was just some handwriting on a piece of paper torn off of a pad with no tracking number or bar code.  It seemed like it would be incredibly simple to forge (unless there's some internal check I don't know about it.) 

  • This column by Star-Telegram shock jock Mac Engel has mysteriously disappeared. I don't know why. 

  • Someone check the Ritz Carlton in Cancun

  • Legal nerd stuff: A 1975 police training video on "probable cause." It's dated but wildly entertaining -- and with the shocking turn at the end. 

  • The population of the Wise County Jail looks to be right back to pre-Covid levels. As of this morning, they have 184 inmates with those being in jail for over 100 days sitting at 24%. That number and percentage is the exact  benchmark while had held true for the two years prior to COVID.