Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts

Ten years ago I wrote (at length) about how the Fort Worth Court of Appeals had just reversed a conviction of a lady who had been sentenced to 35 years for dope in Wise County.  In looking for an update just now, I found that a year later the higher court in Austin reinstated it. In also doing a TDC search, however, it looks like she is no longer in a cage and has been released on parole.  

  • John Walsh, of America's Most Wanted fame, has gone off on Brian Laundrie and his family in interviews last night with Tucker Carlson and again this morning on Good Morning America. I understand completely that he (and most everyone) thinks Laundrie killed Gabby Petito, but tap the brakes a little bit, man. He's making stuff up. ("He beat her to death.")  And someone needs to tell him there is not yet an arrest warrant outstanding for Laundrie since he is urging viewers to give him tips where he is "and we'll pick up the guy."

  • I spoke too soon yesterday. Now there are two lawsuits against the abortion provider who penned an admission in an op-ed in The Washington Post. Both plaintiffs are from out of state and have no connection to the doctor or patient whatsoever. But the law gives the right to sue.
    • The first guy is a disbarred lawyer, a convicted felon, and a nut. Petition here seeking $100,000. And, yes, this is him: 

    • The second guy is a suspended lawyer who just wants to be a test case. But his two page petition here shows why he is probably suspended. He doesn't even ask for the minimim of $10,000 but just simply says the Texas law is "illegal." That's not the way you do it. 
  • Bridgeport needed a new fire station and the one unveiled is nice, but more than one person has asked me how it cost $2.3 million. 

  • There weren't many guys with a home videocam at the ready back then. This is a COVID death, by the way. 

  • When this school counselor in Bedford was arrested in 2018 the lede was a "33-year-old school counselor is accused of having sex with a ninth-grade student nearly a dozen times and even told the student's sister that she would leave her husband for him, according to an arrest affidavit." She is actually going on trial this week in Tarrant County. They couldn't work this out? Defense lawyers are listed as Steve Gebhardt, Andrea Towensend, and Chip Lewis.

  • Your reminder that there are people who actually watch Fox News in the evening. This is what they saw last night: 

  • The Texas AG issued a press release yesterday putting in words just how dumb he is. That statement is fundamentally not true and any high school civics student knows it. 

  • "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free."

  • Pro golfer John Daly visited the University of Arkansas basketball team yesterday.

  • One of the funniest emails I got compared the Decatur School Board Tapes to the secretly recorded (and expletive filled) car sales meeting of Bart Reagor in Lubbock.