Random Friday Morning Thoughts

The judge actually got suspended for the remainder of his elected term over this. Story about it here. Video (turn the volume down a bit) is here.

  • Gun violence is almost non-existent in Japan. But not today.  

    • Here's a video of the shooting from some distance. Those two blasts sounded like they were from a shotgun.

    • But it turned out to be a homemade hand cannon. 

    • Photos of the immediate apprehension of the guy:


  • Well, they finally disclosed it

  • New job numbers released moments ago.  So is a recession not coming? 

  • Alabama's George Wallace was a moderate until he figured out that being a Klansman in Alabama was the way to become really popular with the masses.  Greg Abbott has found his playbook.  (But note that in this new "policy", Abbott uses to words "to the border" and not "across the border.")

    • The Texas Democratic reply pulled no punches.

  • This is surprising. "The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 5.30% in the week ending July 7, down from 5.70% the week before."

  • No one has ever experienced buyer's remorse more than this nutcase. 

  • This Twitter thread of multiple future headlines has a disturbing feel of accuracy to it.


  • That makes two of us. 

  • Misery is criminally under-rated. As is Honeymoon in Vegas.

  • Just as soon not be

  • 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: 3 years and 3 days.
  • Messenger: Above the Fold