Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts

Everyone was abuzz this week ten years ago about an "anti-gay ad" put out by then presidential candidate Rick Perry. I found it.   

  •  In the spirit of Christmas, a homeless man torched the Fox News Christmas Tree in Manhattan last night. 

  • With the deadline for local election filings quickly approaching, I would tell you exactly who was running for the Wise County races such as county commissioner, district clerk, county clerk, and county attorney if I was absolutely positive I had all the names. But since that information isn't available on the web, I can't. Incredible. 
  • There was a shooting in the "mall" in Killeen last night where one guy was hit "several times" but lived. The shooter is still on the run.  You would think it was a robbery based upon the photo, but it sounds like he just opened fire and left. A targeted hit? 

  • Here's a wild story that I was not familiar with. (And they do a deep dive into it with lots of links.)

  • COVID: My expert analysis for Texas data reveals that the decrease from the Summer Surge bottomed out on 11/20/21 and then the official Winter Surge began.  We cracked 3,000 in the hospital yesterday, but we are a long way from the 14,000 we reached in August.  I have no idea how high it will get. 
  • I seriously don't know what's going on here.

  • I guess we don't have to worry about Russia's 90,000 troops on the border of Ukraine after all. This is bizarre.

  • You've got to look for press coverage of the the Ghislaine Maxwell trial going on this week, and I find that a little surprising. This image was introduced into evidence a couple of days ago. 

  • Tell me you don't understand Texas civil law by telling me you've never heard of a General Denial.

  • Hey, just send me the document, Ok?

  • BYU fun fact: 

  • I've been told to read this book if you want to learn that FDR actually knew beforehand about the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. ("It alleges that Franklin Roosevelt and his administration deliberately provoked and allowed the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor to bring the United States into World War II. Stinnett argues that the attacking fleet was detected by radio and intelligence intercepts, but the information was deliberately withheld from Admiral Husband E. Kimmel, the commander of the Pacific Fleet at that time.")

  • Every bowl game, teams, date, time, location, TV info, and betting line:

  • Messenger: Above the Fold