Random Friday Morning Thoughts

This is a "nerdy legal stuff" flashback, but that law review article still holds up. 

  • Is no one going to call out the NTSB for originally being the source of the wild allegation about the 13 year old driving who they quickly reported as fact? They are the ones who started the whole false story to begin with.

    • And also buried in that news story yesterday was that the NTSB also retracted another huge fact they initially reported: There is no evidence that a blowout tire caused the wreck. 

  • The Republicans went from "Abortion is a state rights issue" to "let's have the federal government outlaw abortion nationwide" in record time. 

  • There is something not right about the Secret Service's over-the-top loyalty to Trump. The Inspector General "accused the U.S. Secret Service of erasing texts from Jan. 5 and 6, 2021, after his office requested them as part of an inquiry into the U.S. Capitol attack . . . .indicating that the text messages have vanished and that efforts to investigate the Jan. 6, 2021, attack were being hindered."

  • Who wrote this for him?

  • An outfit protesting gun violence in schools is sending a ton of school buses to Ted Cruz's home.  And to promote it, they are sending out the photo below.  It's creative. 

  • Oh, man! Source.

  • You would think this is The Onion instead of The Wall Street Journal. (I continue to think crypto is the 2020s version of Beanie Babies if Beanie Babies had cost $10,000 a piece back then.) 

  • Random Texas COVID look. This is the hospitalizations chart. It's still low but currently trending up at a rate which looks familiar to past surges. I have no idea what happens this time, but it's worth watching. 

  • The NFL continues to print money.

  • And another.

  • 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: 1,106 ,days.
  • Messenger: Above the Fold