Random Friday Morning Thoughts

That's a great line.

  • If you are here at 8:30 to 9:00 or so, you might want to check the radar.  Edit: Man, that storm line hit a wall and stopped. 
  • A tragic and crazy ending to the escaped TDC inmate story. After the bodies of five people (at least three of them children) were found in a home in Leon County near Houston, the escapee was stopped in Atascosa County south of San Antonio via spike strips and then subsequently killed. (Warning: Dead body picture here.) 

  • Last night at a church:

  • Yesterday afternoon at a funeral in Wisconsin:

  • Update from Tulsa: The shooter bought an AR-15 a couple of hours before the murder of two doctors, an office employee and a patient.

  • So the last two weeks in America have taught us that you can go to a school and get shot, go to a doctor's office and shot, go to a funeral where you can get shot and, if your lucky enough to survive, you can then seek solace in church and get shot.   
  • It looks like the Congressional hearing on curbing gun violence went well yesterday. Video

  • I'm coming around on this. 

    • Maybe we do need to see the pictures of dead children. Maybe we do need a "Emmett Till moment." As the opinion piece said, "Images have the capacity to shock the conscience into action, galvanize a population, and alter the course of history. Recall the the film of dogs and firehoses turned on Black demonstrators in Birmingham, Ala. (1963); the TV news footage of Alabama cavalry beating civil rights marchers at the foot of the Edmund Pettus Bridge (1965); the photo of a South Vietnamese police chief executing the Viet Cong fighter with a gunshot to the head (1968); the image of the screaming, naked “Napalm Girl” in South Vietnam (1972); the grainy images of LAPD officers beating Rodney King (1991); and the cellphone video of police officer Derek Chauvin’s knee on George Floyd’s neck (2020)."
  • Get your popcorn ready. The January 6th Committee investigating the Trump Insurrection will hold prime time hearings beginning next week. 

  • The northern part of Wise County got a wild but brief rainstorm on Wednesday afternoon, but it also hit Denton County where this event occurred after nearly five inches of rain fell. A man and his wife were riding their bikes in a paved ravine in a residential area when the flood waters hit. Her body was found almost a mile downstream.  

  • I saw a gas price of $4.59 with my own eyeballs this morning. 
  • Random Fox News screenshot of one of their regularly seen experts. The belt over the shoulder is what gives the guy credibility. 

  • This seems like a very big deal, especially if you are a dealer.

  • I don't know if I'm going to run out and see it, but I don't think I've ever heard everyone rave about how good a movie is like they are about Top Gun Maverick.  Even those that went in expecting to hate it because they liked the original seem to love it. 
  • One guy in this photo, and because of this photo, got featured in a product ad. And is was not Tiger Woods. 

  • 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: 1,064 days.
  • Messenger: Above the Fold