Random Friday Morning Thoughts

And I'll never do it again. Overall, it was a great experience but, man, the time commitment, the headaches, and the parents was just too much. Hats off to those who do it and go back for more.

  • On the brink of 14,000. For all practical purposes, COVID is as bad as this moment than at any other time since this entire mess began. 

  • I'm hearing Decatur High School is being hit hard by COVID but officials are being pretty tight-lipped about it. The number of "over 200" keeps coming up but that number might include those "impacted by COVID-related reasons" which is admittedly vague. But there's no way to get an official number:

  • An inmate, a jailer, and a chaplain are dead from COVID contracted at the Denton County Jail.

  • The deaths of marines in Afghanistan is sickening, but it adds to the long list from over there. Just the other day I posted this flashback from 10 years ago. Yep, let's get out of there. 

  • This is the guy Trump called a murderer and told us, "We know who he is." His motivations all makes sense now.

  • The Texas House passed the restrictive voting bill last night -- the same one that was put on hold when Democrats fled to prevent a quorum -- but the debate was not going to have the "R word" thrown around.  

  • Some say this was attempted eye-gouging by a Southlake player last night. Video. They showed the came ESPNU.

  • There was another shooting in Dallas last night which isn't noteworthy in itself, but look at this photo with four of the five cops being young female officers. Nothing wrong with that, but it just struck me as an unusual image.

  • We've got our first political news for Wise County regarding next year's primaries: Bridgeport Colby Shawn will run for commissioner to replace Gaylord Kennedy who is not seeking re-election.  
  • This was another 6-3 decision off the Supreme Court's "shadow docket" late yesterday evening -- decisions made on an expedited basis without being fully briefed or receiving oral argument. That used to be rare, but now they happen all the time. Justice Breyer is not happy. 

  • Fannin County has had some serious courthouse renovation. Big thumbs up.

  • Twitter rejected NFL Hall of Famer and former Minnesota state supreme court judge Alan Page's request for a verified blue check mark. 

  • Zeke doesn't have to wait to play any games in order get almost all of this year's salary since he just got an up front check. Maybe he can buy Dak another $13,000 suitcase like he did on the first episode of Hard Knocks. 

  • 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: 784 days.
  • Messenger: Above the Fold