Random Friday Morning Thoughts

  • I'm hearing about all sorts of people running for elected office in Wise County, but the local Republican Party, which is the entity everyone files with, doesn't have a website listing those who will be on the ballot. Fix this!
  • A Decatur murder trial will start next week in Jacksboro on a change of venue due to publicity. It's now getting publicity in Jacksboro: 

  • I'm not sure who decided to have dramatic music running in the background in the interview of Alec Baldwin's by George Stephanopoulos, but that was a horrible decision. 

    • Everyone is jumping on Baldwin for saying he didn't "pull the trigger" pointing out that guns don't go off by themselves. That's true. But he pretty much explained it by saying he was in the process of cocking the gun and “I let go of the hammer of the gun, and the gun goes off.” That'll do it. 
    • For the life of me, I don't know why live ammo was ever on the set. And why not just have the gun designated permanently as a "prop gun" and to never be loaded with ammo on the site or off.   
  • “Lovell’s public persona in his ‘bless your heart’ commercials portray him as a kind, gentle, caring grandfather. The truth is he is nothing but a dirty old man who preys on young, female employees,” the lawsuit states. Story. (Legal pleadings are getting more and more written for the media these days.)

  • Houston celebrity lawyer Tony Buzbee was on The Ticket's mid-day show yesterday. He's famous for running off  Aggie coach Kevin Sumlin, buying a tank and parking it in front of his house, having a girlfriend destroy $300,000 worth of art after a date, seemingly appearing drunk on election night when he ran for Houston mayor, and currently suing Houston Titans Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson along with everyone and their dog involved in the Astroworld concert tragedy.  Anyway, he said that any lawyer who tells the media "no comment" when asked about any litigation, civil or criminal, is doing his client a disservice. He may be a little crazy, but I agree with that. 

  • "This lawsuit represents a historic and profound abuse of the judicial process," the judge wrote as she sanctioned Lin Wood and Sidney Powell the amount of $175,250.37 for trying to defraud the court in one of their many bogus "Kraken" election lawsuits.

  • Speaking of crazy Lin Wood, he just posted a screenshot showing that, in 2014, Tucker Carlson asked Hunter Biden to write a letter of recommendation for his son in order to assist in trying to get into Georgetown. 

  • This sentence was buried in the story: "Acquittals are rare in Wichita County district courts." By comparison, Tarrant County has acquittals every week -- and just had two in the last couple of days. 

  • This should have got more attention yesterday. It's the same backwards and forwards even when turned upside down.  

  • For those of you familiar with Ron Jeremy, he does not look like he is doing well. 

  • Always check the x and y axis when those with an agenda -- even the Dirty Libs -- are using a graph. 

  • You'll see lots of photos on the Internet but this one, in a series of four, kind of stuck with me yesterday. Yep, it's floating.

  • There are 84 bowl eligible college football teams but, since there are only 41 bowl games, there's only room for 82 of them. So yesterday the NCAA added one more bowl. It will be played in Texas, but we don't know where. And we don't know when. 
  • Very nerdy legal bullet point for my bail bondsman and prosecutor friends: The Fort Worth Court of Appeals held yesterday that the State failed to provide sufficient summary judgment proof in a bond forfeiture case when it only proved that the defendant's name was called out, after he failed to show for court, at the courtroom door and not the courthouse door 
  • 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: 882 days.
  • Messenger: Above the Fold