Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts

Just a reference to two movies about a virus sweeping across the nation. 

  • At this rate, we break the last peak's high on Friday or Saturday.

  • If you are an unvaccinated teacher or coach or student, I don't understand you at all. 
    Sure, you might get sick . . . 

    . . . but you probably won't die.

  • It's cool how the Aggies round up the freshman for a class photo, but if you wanted to create a super-spreader event this sure looks like a way to do it. 

  • A car full of juveniles chased by police crashed into another car last night and killed its driver. There's footage of the car flying by a Fox 4 reporter.

  • This is wild. She's on the run. 

  • If you haven't seen the wild drone footage of The Star at Frisco at the beginning of last night's Hard Knocks, here you go.  (I couldn't help but have a Black Mirror kind of thought of, "What if one of those things was programmed to go after and harm a person?")

  • The guy is free to make to any decision he wants, but it seemed weird to plead guilty yesterday in the middle of trial with the only possible result being the triggering the automatic maximum sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole.

  • Hate Nancy Pelosi all you want, but she is a master at what she does. In the midst of chaos yesterday, she rounded up every single Democrat to pass the $3.5 trillion portion of President Biden's $5 trillion infrastructure plan.

  • Open carry in Texas begins in a week. If you are a business owner and want to give a proper trespass notice to keep guns out of your store, you'll now have to post three signs. One for a person with a license who is concealed carrying, another for a licensed person who is open carrying and now one for open carry by a person without a license. 

  • The U.S. evacuated 7,000 people from Saigon. The U.S. has now evacuated 70,000 from Afghanistan and that number will soar before August 31st. 
  • Ken Paxton had his own office investigate his own conduct and found himself incredibly innocent. What an embarrassment to Texas. 

  • Very nerdy legal stuff which even I don't completely understand: A Republican judge on the Dallas Court of Appeals released a very unusual 80 page concurring opinion on Friday attacking his colleagues (all Democrats) for manipulating the internal procedures and screwing him out of being part of 2-1 decision. As I understand it, that judge was part of a three judge panel that was set to issue a 2-1 opinion in which he was one of the two deciding votes. But the other judge that made up the two judge majority had already lost his re-election bid and was leaving the court on December 31st so they had a deadline to get the opinion released. However, the other judges on the court, mostly Democrats, invoked/manipulated/broke some internal rules causing the opinion not to be released before December 31st causing the 2-1 pending opinion to become a 1-1 in limbo opinion. That judge ain't happy and, breaking protocol, revealed how it all went down. 

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