Random Friday Morning Thoughts

Two points: (1) I did lots of "Hey Nows" like that back then which make me cringe now, and (2) I tracked down the movie she was filming, and it was something called Song to Song with an all-star cast. It made only $1.7 million at the box office.  There are lots of bombs with huge stars like that out there -- just turn on HBO. 

  • Brandon Chapman, a Newark resident and Denton Police Department Officer (who was on military leave) was arrested in Wise County on Public Intoxication and Disorderly Conduct charges on Sunday after allegedly being found half naked and trying to enter a residence which was not his.
    • The Denton Record Chronicle tried to get public information about the incident, but our Sheriff's Office is fighting them:

  • This story was in the Dallas Morning News today -- it's not a good week for Denton PD.

  • Another day in America. The shooter was 15 years old. 

  • Also America. This was in an elementary school cafeteria. 

  • The Parkland mass killer of seventeen people was sentenced to life in prison yesterday after three jurors were not convinced beyond a reasonable doubt to impose the death penalty. And if you can't convince all 12, no one should die at the hands of the government. And, no, jurors did not "let you down" -- they did their jobs. 

  • The Supreme Court yesterday summarily refused to help Trump in his Classified Documents Prosecution(?) that the Justice Department is pursing. 

  • He'll never comply.  And January 6th is beginning to feel more and more like "Remember the Alamo" to the MAGA crowd.  

  • What's America coming to if there is not a ready supply of amphetamine? 

  • If you want to see a stop down anti-Greg Abbott ad, here ya go. Oh, my. 

  • I'm pretty sure this will not lead to lower prices.

  • I'm also pretty sure everyone and their dogs have heard about Camp Lejeune. And all of these lawyers, trying to take a bite out of the free money that Congress authorized in the "Burn Pit" legislation championed by Jon Stewart, make me want to bury my head.

  • Two weeks ago, OU's quarterback suffered a concussion while sliding after he he was targeted by a TCU player. Last night the exact same thing happened to Baylor's quarterback at the hands of West Virginia.  Video. Both hits were about as bush league as you can get. Both players were ejected which almost seems like not enough. 

  • 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, 101 days.
  • Messenger: Above the Fold