Random Friday Morning Thoughts

Good grief. That's still harsh 10 years later.

  • Rhome politics is a mess. A council member is suing the new mayor over her Facebook comments (No. CV22-04-251), and at this week's council meeting the mayor and the city administrator went at each other.   The council meeting is on YouTube and it gets pretty entertaining if you have a few minutes, and I've got it cued up for most relevant parts here. (There is a bizarre "You got served" audio that comes from somewhere around 1:05.00, then the audio gets bad for about 60 seconds before getting better. The best part of the argument is at 1.18.00 or so. But it's all entertaining if you like train wreck meetings.)

  • He is still at it. A liar, and a clear and present danger to democracy.

  • I'm no political consultant but, if I'm Chuck Schumer, I'd have my sign maker increase the size of the font of the word "for" in his sign yesterday.

  • A Play In Three Acts
    • Act I: Get ahead of a bad story that is coming by calling it "political."

    • Act II: Decide that wasn't good enough. Call something coming an attack specifically by Democrats and that the attack is imminent. Get Republicans on my side.

    • Act III: Next day the story breaks which otherwise would have nothing to do with politics.

    • Encore after Elon has left the building: She says he offered to buy her a horse?
  • The President is in South Korea right now in case you didn't know. 

  • A couple of not guilty verdicts in Tarrant County felony cases this week

  • The January 6th Committee now wants an audience with a Georgia Republican who they believe led a tour of the Capitol building on January 5th -- something which he previously denied under oath. 

  • Defeated freshman Congressman Madison Cawthorn posted a rambling threat yesterday, but what the heck is "Dark MAGA?" They worse than regular MAGA?

  • Random killing on a house boat near Galveston seems fairly interesting. Rest of story here.

  • Don't forget that the TDC escaped inmate is still on the run.

  • Sports quick hits:
    • The fight between Alabama Nick Saban and Aggie's Jimbo Fisher is great, and Jimbo is a genius for calling a press conference yesterday just to go on the attack. That only endears him to Good Ags everywhere. (Although Jimbo does sound a lot like King of the Hill's Boomhauer when he speaks.)

    • College football is breaking right before our eyes. One of the best receivers in the country quit his school to go play for USC and a big bag of cash. 

    • No way!

    • Once Tiger Woods has a couple of bogies, he suddenly starts to limp. But it seems to only happen once his wheels start to shoot off. 

  • 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: 1,050 days.
  • Messenger: Above the Fold