Random Friday Morning Thoughts

The Ballpark was undergoing $12 million in renovations. Who would have thought that seven years later that Globe Life Park would be abandoned by the Rangers? 

  • Texas COVID:
    • Even hospitalizations are getting up there and still rising.

    • But the new case numbers will make you do a double-take

  • Tucker Carlson excoriated Ted Cruz last night for using the word "terrorists" to describe the, uh,  Insurrectionists. Republicans are going to eat each other before all is said and done. Full video. Shorter version

    • Question: When did Tucker Carlson become Cruz's daddy? Cruz sure acted like it in his groveling. (He even has Carlson's cell phone number and used to ask to come on the show to try and explain himself.)
    • As for Cruz now backtracking on using the word, someone might want to remind him than on January 7th he issued a written statement calling the riot a "despicable act of terrorism."

  • Jake Tapper said this while the January 6th Insurrection was going down. He nailed it 100%. 

  • Finally, the President called out Trump yesterday on the anniversary of the day the democracy almost died. And he did it by telling Trump that he is the one thing that stings him the most: A loser. 

    From the transcript

  • How wild is it that only Liz Chaney and Dick Chaney are the only Republicans who participated in yesterday's moment of silence? It's a moment of silence for crying out loud!

  • This was deleted. Sometimes they just say what they are really thinking.

  • This kind of snuck up on me: Sentencing is today.

  • There's a Twitter account named "Bad Fox Graphics", and he has a field day every single morning. And I mean every morning. 

  • The New York Times pointed out a pretty good mistake of their own yesterday.

  • Good grief.

  • Hey, she was just the subject of my Ten Years Ago flashback just a couple of months back. The Collin County judge who was convicted of bribery when she didn't do it. She got paid. 

  • This is so wild you have to read it. And I actually think the announcer didn't know that a player's dad had literally murdered someone when he remarked, right after the player made a three pointer, that “like his dad, [he] pulled that trigger right at the right time.”

  • Mobile sports wagering starts in New York tomorrow. That business is exploding in cash. It has to come to Texas soon, right? 

  • Very nerdy legal stuff: To a buddy who asked me how I keep up with cases being newly reversed on appeal, here ya go
  • 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: 917 days.
  • Messenger: Above the Fold