Random Monday Morning Thoughts

On July 20, 2012, a mass shooting occurred inside a Century 16 movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, United States, during a midnight screening of the film The Dark Knight Rises. Dressed in tactical clothing, James Holmes set off tear gas grenades and shot into the audience with multiple firearms. Twelve people were killed and 70 others were injured, 58 of them from gunfire. In August of that year, the jury deadlocked on whether to impose the death penalty and he was given a life sentence.

  • Yesterday the Texas House released its report on the Uvalde shooting. It was as critical as you expected. But the Texas Tribune might have had the perfect line in summarizing it:

    • There was also new Uvalde video released late yesterday.  Here's an edited version which will suck you in. 

    • Someone tell him he's not the victim. Video.

  • You've already seen it, but . . . 

    • . . . I did notice this when I looked up at the TV last night. Ugh. 

  • Wise County authorities were involved in some kind of car chase/standoff yesterday morning on 287.

  • So how can you determine it to be an accident by simply looking at injuries on a body? Wouldn't the injuries be exactly the same if she had been pushed? (I'm not saying she was. I'm saying no one can make that determination by looking at a body.)

  • Wise County's Congressional representative is a certifiable nutcase. And in the 15 second video, he even managed to screw up the "come and take it" line.

  • I’m fine with this. If you style yourself a combatant in a war to destroy democracy and if your movement is an ongoing mortal threat, then yeah, 15 years . . . that’s fine.  He's from Wylie, Texas.

  • Say what?

  • Say what again.  Actually this one makes a little sense.  Johnson lost in the Republican primary. Now he is hiring the Democrat who will be facing off against the guy who beat him.  

  • Fox Sports graphics department: "Hey, since the Yankees/Red Sox game is being played in New York City, let's create a graphic superimposing the teams' logos on the 9/11 reflecting pools at Ground Zero!"

  • Talk about a late Friday news dump. And how did all the women settle so quickly with the Houston Texans unless they were all hit over the head with a big bag of money?

  • It was one of the last great deals in streaming, but now ESPN+ will go up to $9.99 a month beginning in time for football season.