Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts

I had forgotten that Deion Sanders live tweeted a domestic disturbance 10 years ago. And his wife actually got arrested. The cops came back the next day and gave Deion his own citation for the incident but didn't arrest him.

  • A Decatur family found a big rattlesnake on their couch. The video, shown on Channel 8, shows the rattler giving out a loud what-for sound with its rattling tail:

  • Just happened: American, and Fort Worth native, Trevor Reed has been released by Russia in exchange for a swap of a convicted drug trafficker. That would be a good deal if Brittney Griner was included. She was not.

  • Video and story. There were over 50 shots that could be heard as everyone hit the ground. That's wild:

  • Kevin McCarthy sold his soul in hopes of becoming next Speaker of the House -- going from Trump denouncer after January 6th to kissing his ring a few days later at Mara. Well, more tapes  are being released of his one-time honorable conversations acknowledging the horror of the Trump Insurrection and hoping the far right Trump sycophants would hopefully shut up in the days after January 6th.  Well, the Trump Worshipping Wing of the Republican Party, who may just now control the party, turned on him yesterday:
  • Florida Governor Ron DeSantis led a knee jerk reaction to punish Disney for opposing his "Don't Say Gay" bill by revoking its tax friendly district. Disney was unusually quiet during the ordeal and last night we learned why: Disney knew that the district couldn't be dissolved if any bond debt was still outstanding. Now Disney's lawyers say you either have to restore the district or Florida has to pay off the debt. The front page story of the Miami Herald this morning

  • The corrupt Sheriff of Las Angeles was called out on a cover-up of misconduct by his jailers so yesterday, in response, he announced his own criminal investigation into how the reporter got her information. He even went so far as to hold a press conference and target the reporter by putting her picture on a poster board. This is Nazi stuff.

  • There's still a greater interest in Bridgeport than in Decatur in the city council/school board election after the second day of voting. (Side note: We did have the weird anomaly of exactly 384 people voting two days in a row.)

    • Extra note: I've been getting reports of a candidate's wife making multiple appearances inside the voting building in Bridgeport. If you think anything inappropriate is going on, you can call the Wise County Election Office at (940) 626-4453
  • Rep. Madison Cawthorn is having a heck of a week. He got stopped with a loaded gun yesterday at Charlotte Douglas International Airport, 

  • Listen lady, after you sat idly by while Trump was suggesting we inject ourselves with bleach in order to cure COVID, I don't want to hear from you now as you try to hawk your new book.  (And saying you were ‘paralyzed’ at that moment is no excuse.)

  • I've almost got a feeling that Elon Musk backs out of the Twitter merger once he finds out what a headache it will be to implement his "free speech" policy -- something  he has no understanding about and hasn't thought through. (For example, he doesn't understand that "the law" actually allows computer generated virtual child porn or animal crush videos. Is he going to allow that?) But to get out of the deal would cost him a $1 billion fee as a penalty in addition to the stock fallout which he still owns 9% of.

  • Messenger: Above the Fold