Random Thursday Morning Thoughts

Little personal Random Thoughts were fun. I don't do that much anymore. 

  •  Well, this sounds like a legitimate case: (1) The man called cops and said he was thinking about killing a Supreme Court justice, (2) He traveled from California to Washington D.C., (3) He took a cab to Kavanaugh's home, (3) when he got out of the cab he was spotted by two U.S. deputy marshals "where he looked at them before turning to walk down the street", and (4) He wore black clothing and carried a suitcase and backpack with weapons and other supplies, including a Glock 17 with two magazines and ammunition, a tactical knife, pepper spray, a hammer, a screwdriver, a crowbar, zip ties and duct tape, along with other gear." Oh, my.

    • And the Fox News group is having a field day replaying Chuck Schumer's comments from March where he stood in front of the Supreme Court and ranted that Gorsuch and Kavanaugh "have released the whirlwind, and you will pay the price. You won't know what hit you if you go forward with these awful decisions." And you know what? They should. That was grossly irresponsible. 

  • Video.

  • I was curious if there were any peculiar facts about this case which got the man a life sentence other than a death being involved.

    • The answer was "yep." That's wild. 

    • And if that wasn't enough, this made it a no-brainer life sentence from the jury. 

  • Let me tell you something: As the wealth gap continues to grow in this country with the rich getting richer and the masses looking at stagnant wages, an ill-wind wind will grow stronger and stronger. There's a reason Bernie Sanders followers are young. When a country is populated by youth who feel like they are being taken advantage of by their Rich Capitalistic Overlords -- with good reason -- pretty things don't happen in that country. Yesterday's examples which will anger the common man:
    • Rent skyrockets

    • Gas at $5.00 a gallon with while Exxon is experiencing record profits (and with their stock reaching an all time high yesterday.)

    • Stories like this where big money is now taking advantage of those in trailer parks. 

    • And didn't I just post the story about over 50% of all homes sold last year in Tarrant County were bought by investors?
  • That story on mobile home parks also had a graph of the cost of manufactured housing.  Thought you might find it interesting: 

  • Hey, at $5.00 a gallon, how does Uber, Door Dash, and Domino's find people to work for them using their own cars and paying for their own gas? 
  • The January 6th Committee public hearings will start tonight. I expect they will focus on how this was not an insurrection, but an orchestrated attempted coup leading up to the insurrection. 

  • My favorite overnight photographer, @Fox4Terry, was working last night and posted this pic of investigators at the scene of "shot fired."   As a guy who has worn suits all his life, I can't imagine wearing one outdoors in heat and humidity.  And that's a very old school look for Dallas PD. 

  • Speaking of. 103? (This is Fox 4, not Delkus, so it's probably correct.)

  • Maybe all men are not created equal -- this couple is better than me. 

  • The first event of Saudi Arabia's LIV Golf association just teed off.  This credible guy says the PGA is about to drop the hammer to keep any more defections:

  • I have now tried cases in front of a jury in five different decades. I'm officially old. But the weird part is that Wise County juries really haven't changed that much.