Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts

WBAP made a big mistake, and Liberally Lean got mentioned in the Dallas Observer.

  • The lying newly elected Congressman from New York appeared on Tucker Carlson last night expecting to be in a friendly forum. He didn't get it.  Tulsi Gabbard was filling in and let him have it. The last 29 seconds was just a brutal scolding: 

  • As stores were about to close on Christmas Eve, this alert went out.

    • What actually happened, which was only learned a couple of days later, was maybe even wilder.

  • So a Tarot card reader posted a series of videos on TikTok where she said that a professor at Idaho University "had been involved with one of the students and ordered the killings to conceal the relationship." The professor says she didn't even know any of the students, never had them in a class, and was on vacation with her husband at the time the killings. After her lawyer sent the Tarot card read a cease and desist letter, she posted 20 more videos continuing to make the claim. So she got sued. (At first I thought this would be a slam dunk lawsuit. But the more I think about it, the more it seems that it would be a pretty good defense of, "I didn't say it as fact. I'm just saying the Tarot cards said it.")

  • Speaking of paying up:

  • Tesla stock fell 11% yesterday and ended up at $109 a share. It's been a bad year:

    • And Elon Musk was up in the middle of the night last night doing the following. Yes, this is real

  • A warehouse fire in Dallas yesterday gave rise to a heck of a photo

  • Things that I didn't think I would be interested in, but was. Video here

  • I don't know anything about high school basketball, but it would seem to be noteworthy that on the first day of a tournament in Bridgeport yesterday,  little Paradise beat two bigger schools.

  • Legal nerdy stuff: I didn't know the State has collected all of the completed jury charges and verdict forms in every capital murder case in Texas since 2007. 
  • New holiday reading from the great ProPublica. “I know what a guilty father, mother or boyfriend sounds like.” - A self-proclaimed expert on 911 call analysis. 

  • It's bowl season. After an Oklahoma State loss last night to Wisconsin, Mike Gundy got mad at another reporter. It's nowhere near "I'm a man! I'm 40!" but he was pretty snarky

  • With two weeks left in the regular season, the Cowboys (the Dallas version) have no home games left and there's no realistic way they will have a home playoff game either. 
  • Messenger: Above the Fold