Random Friday Morning Thoughts

Just a random female prosecutor biting the manager of an adult themed store -- with the arrest and her rantings on video. She eventually agreed to a 30 day law license suspension. But a judge, not a jury, would find her not guilty of "all charges" after a pretty strange bench trial.

  • This caught everyone off guard last night:

  • Remember that scene in Schindler's List where the Nazi would just shoot Jews for sport from his balcony? An arguably related Texas story here.  It is sickening. Killed "when they stopped at a water tank." This is what happens when you normalize treating certain humans as second class, call their existence an "invasion", and don't think twice about putting them on buses and dumping them in far away places. To give this killing even more of a Nazi-feel, these guys were even driving a vehicle from ICE's privately run West Texas Detention Center vehicle when this happened.

  • The Fifth Circuit continues to lose its collective minds. There's a crazy JP in Texas who forces anyone in his courtroom to stand for a Christian prayer at the start of his day. Sure, you can walk outside if you don't want to take part, but do so at the risk of peril for your own case.  Anyway, a panel from the 5th Circuit held yesterday that such a practice is fine. The dissent starts off perfectly in its retort: 

  • A Trump judge on the Fifth Circuit won't hire clerks from Yale Law School anymore because apparently the school is too woke. Sheesh.

  • As covered into today's Messenger, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick made an appearance in Decatur.  Nothing to see here. Just probably the most powerful politician in the state endorsing a particular religion and calling elections a choice between the biblical "darkness and light."

  • We live in strange and scary days. 
  • With Commissioner Roger Goodell in attendance, one of the NFL's star QBs had his hands involuntary contract and tense up after having his brain slammed into the artificial turf. This comes four days after he collapsed on the field in Miami from a concussion that his team and NFL refused to acknowledge. Video.

  • Ginni Thomas, wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, testified yesterday in front of the Januar 6th Commission. Anyone believe her?

  • Those arms. (From last night's BYU-Utah St. game)

  • 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, 87 days.
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