Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts

This case was out of Dallas County and involved much more than gluing a kid's hand to the walls. This was also an "open plea" where the defendant waived a jury, pled guilty, and had a judge assess punishment. He hammered her. According to the opinion on appeal, there was a 45 year plea bargain offer on the table which her defense lawyer described as "ridiculous" to the defendant. 

  • Update on the four people shot dead in a car in Fort Worth will not create sympathy for one of them because of this previous track record: "Cravin opened fire outside Varsity Tavern, at 1005 Norwood St., about 1:30 a.m. on May 8, police said. After he fired shots into a crowd, Cravin either ran or walked away. Two people were shot and survived."

  • This ain't good. Video.

  • The equivalent of a coronation in Bridgeport.

  • Checking in on Fox News last night and its seemingly endless coverage of Hunter Biden. But I'm not sure what they hoped to gain with this graphic:

  • North Korea releasing photos of Kim Jong Un watching a missile launch were well done from a PR standpoint (at least from his perspective.) 

    • But the wardrobe guy needs to be fired. 

  • I don't like Greg Abbott, but whoever it is he hired to do the Beto attack ads are good at their job. 
  • Random political graphic from this morning: Presidential popularity at this point before mid-term elections. The only real outlier is George W who was still riding the 9/11 aftermath:

  • Recreational marijuana is on the ballot in November in the states of Arkansas, Maryland, Missouri, South Dakota and North Dakota. 

  • Troy Aikman started trending last night because of this line he uttered during a very questionable roughing the passer call. And, no, this is not a big deal. At all.

  • Video

  • TV watching update: I thought Only Murders in the Building petered out. But now I have high hopes after about four episodes of Reservation Dogs. I really, really like it so far. 
  • That railroad strike may be back on, but we won't know for sure until mid-November . . .