Random Friday Morning Thoughts

When I wrote that, it was time for the David Dewhurst/Ted Cruz run-off race for Senate.  It looks like I voted for Cruz because I was mad at Dewhurst for running border ads and ads tying Cruz to the Chinese. That type of race-baiting campaigning, I thought, was just over the top and offensive.  How naïve was I? Heck, Dewhurst's campaign style was just ahead of its time. 

  •  "Glass bottles magnifying sunlight in an open trash can ignited paper and other items in the trash which then spread into a 500-acre wildfire that destroyed eight homes at Possum Kingdom Lake last week."  Let me tell you something, the chances of that "cause" of the fire being correctly identified and pinpointed by the Possum Kingdom West Volunteer Fire Department are about the same as you winning that billion dollar lottery going on tonight.

  • There have been 19 different people booked into the Wise County Jail in the last 48 hours. That has to be a record, and I'm not sure what's going on. 
  • First it was the Secret Service, and now we have another January 6th Cover Up story:

  • The video is online, and it's horrible to watch. I kind of regret doing so.  One of the dancers "remains in serious condition", but I don't know how he will survive.

  • The Republicans in the Senate doing an about face and screwing over veterans on the Burn Pit Legislation is really shocking. And, as proven yesterday, there may be no better spokesman for a cause than Jon Stewart. Video.  Stewart is exactly right. America loves war and we throw billions at Lockheed and others who make up the military machine, but we cast aside veterans like rag dolls once they come home and have to deal with the consequences of what we put them through.

    • .And here is Ted Cruz fisting bumping a buddy once that bill to benefit veterans was killed.

  • Gov. Abbott had previously said the stop at the fundraiser in Huntsville on the day of the Uvalde shooting was to “let people know that I could not stay, that I needed to go” to Austin to continue working with law enforcement on the response, but . . . 

    • . . . here's what actually happened (with a pretty tasty tidbit in that paragraph).

  • He's a 9/11 Truther now, too? 

  • Buddy, you are as Supreme Court justice with a lifetime appointment. Act like it. (Video.) And what's up with this new beard? 

  • Let's check in on Newsmax. (There's actually a bank in Wise County that has Newsmax playing on it's big screen TV in the lobby.)

  • And another case solved by use of genetic DNA. "The sheriff’s office reached out to the DNA Doe Project in early 2020 for help. A DNA profile was developed from a molar and uploaded to a genealogical database, according to the DNA Doe Project."

  • 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: 1,120 days.
  • Messenger: Above the Fold