Random Friday Morning Thoughts

Still not sure why someone in Runaway Bay cared about Sheriff Joe. By the way, since that time, the much-maligned Joe Arpaio lost his job in 2016,  was found guilty of criminal contempt by a federal court, and is now trying to become mayor of a small town called Fountain Hills.

  • Yesterday evening a U.S. Rep running for governor of New York was "attacked", but not hurt, by a guy holding some type of double pointed knife-like object.  Video and video (closer.)

  • The January 6th Hearing was in prime time last night.
    • I love the graphics they use. Trump spent three hours watching the Insurrection at the Capitol on Fox News from his private dining room which was right next to the Oval Office.

    • How easy would it have been to call off the Trump Insurrectionists who were storming the Capitol? Easy. In addition to having the simple option of tweeting from his phone, Trump could have walked to the the press room (in blue at the top) which has a TV broadcast up and running with the flip of a switch. And the Rose Garden, where Trump later gave his "we love you" broadcast, was a 15 second walk away.

    • Instead Trump tried to get Mike Pence killed. What a despicable and shocking act in furtherance of a coup: 

    • I sure wish we had those Secret Service phone records which have mysteriously disappeared. 

    • The contrast of Josh Hawley in the morning hours urging the soon-to-be-Insurrectionists on (from behind safe police lines) compared to the new images of him running like a school girl when the Insurrectionists attacked, is golden.

    • The crowd in the hearing room actually laughing out loud when the Hawley video of him running was broadcast was quite the moment.

    • The oozy DFW politician Jeff Leach, a state rep, finally came out last night against Trump.

    • I should read this 1935 novel now.

  • President Biden has tested positive for Covid. I checked in on MSNBC when the news broke and found seven people talking about it.

  • Every said we had nothing to worry about when Justice Thomas said in his concurrence in Dobbs that he wanted to next overturn the constitutional right to contraceptives (Griswold v. Connecticut, 381 U.S. 479 (1965).)  The House yesterday, just to be safe, voted in favor of a federal law which would prevent states from -- and I can't believe I have to write this -- outlawing contraception. It passed. But look at the vote. What year is this?

  • What a waste of money, but what else are they going to do?

  • And another case solved by genetic genealogy when there is not a direct DNA match.

  • Time which has passed since the Wise County Sheriff's Office, despite having a full male DNA profile, has failed to solve the murder of Lauren Whitener in her home at Lake Bridgeport: 1,113 days.
  • Messenger: Above the Fold