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Random Friday Morning Thoughts

Yep, that happened. He tricked her into meeting him by impersonating someone else on social media. Because of the murder, Franklin Davis got the death penalty  in the following year.

  • The shipping of immigrants like cattle to Martha's Vineyard is exactly like the Reverse Freedom Rides of the 1960s. Blacks were shipped to the northeast to give the Yankees a taste of what it was like to hang out with "those people."  The JFK Library, in a tweet that went viral yesterday, pointed out this old practice while implicitly throwing a haymaker at Abbott and DeSantis as the two continue to treat Hispanic immigrants like second class, inferior citizens human beings. 

    • Gov. DeSantis, who is simply giddy in using the most vulnerable among us as pawns for fun, is particularly despicable since the two flights to Martha's Vineyard originated in Texas and only one made a quick stop in Florida. He went out of his way to grab credit and be cruel for the cameras. 

    • And, I'm way out of my lane, but  I'm not sure why this doesn't qualify as federal human trafficking under 18 USC 1324(a)(1)(A)(ii).
  • And they might want to be careful as to how they treat Hispanics because it has finally happened.

  • In an interview with the Austin American Statesman. The seat of the $300,000 Man got a little hotter. But if Abbott doesn't fire him before the election, he never will.

  • Trump told the Proud Boys/Oath Keepers (the modern day Nazi Brown Shirts/Stormtroopers) and others to "Stand back and stand by" again as he threatened violence if he is indicted. (Audio from Hugh Hewitt radio show.)

    • But, go ahead, Fox News, keep catering to the MAGA crowd . . . 

  • Uh . . .


  • I may frame this picture from D Magazine because of the presence of Robert Jeffress.


  • Both Paradise and Bridgeport won at Jerry World last night.

  • UNT's starting quarterback from Argyle is 29 years old
  • I was all excited to see that the Evil Empire spent $280,000 in one weekend to recruit Arch Manning, then I read the story and found out that the figure included eight other recruits. (Story link - paywalled.) 

  • Southlake PD twitter account posted some pictures of high school students when homecoming mums. When did this get out of hand? More pics here

  • The Wise County Sheriff's Office server is still down

  • 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, 73 days.
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Random Thursday Morning Thoughts

That was s a very random bullet point, but I noticed the guy has his own Wikipedia page, yet there's still no explanation as to why he lasted only 74 days.

  • Railroad strike averted.

  • Both Paradise (4:00 p.m.) and Bridgeport (7:30 p.m.) are playing at Jerry World today. 

  • The Wise County Sheriff's Office database site has gone wonky again. This dashboard link isn't working. And the PDF of jail inmates is showing a roster from 2019. Fix this, boys!
  • There was a new twist on the immigration busing stunts yesterday evening. Using children as pawns. 

  • Cold blooded. 

  • A Royal guard collapsed face first. That's a hard fall. Close up video. Further away angle

  • I hadn't really thought about this, but there's one less royalty to care for.

  • Yesterday in the punishment trial of the Parkland mass shooter in Florida, the judge got all bent out of shape.  At the beginning of the day, the defense announced it would rest after having called 25 witnesses. However, earlier in the trial they had told the judge, as a courtesy, that they anticipated 80 witnesses.  Now with the defense resting, the State was caught off guard because they weren't ready with rebuttal. The judge would have to send the jury home.  As a result, the judge got real pissy at the defense and was completely out of line. Video. The defense has the right to change their minds on the number of witnesses, if any, they wish to call, and they don't have to give anyone a heads up about their decision.  The judge looked bad. 

  • Remember that Serial podcast?

  • He probably should campaign on this more. There's a lot of votes out there to get if he did.

  • Let's check on how our Lt. Governor is honoring the separation between church and state with his official state Twitter account. 

  • I'm not sure I knew a Texas Ranger was included as part of the Uvalde suspensions.

  • Texas judge news.

  • A Washington state rookie police officer was suspended a whole 10 hours for this rant. I kind of wanted to hear what else she had to say. Keep going, girl. 

  • Not a word in the Green Bay paper about the growing Brett Favre scandal . . . 


Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts

What an understatement on my part.

  • After an (ultimately false) active shooter call yesterday at a school in Houston, SWAT teams entered classrooms in Houston with guns drawn and telling students to get their hands up. Video.  This is what we have become.  But let's get all bent out of shape about kids being traumatized by CRT and books about gays in the library instead, right? 

    • Waco freaked out shortly after that. 

  • Who would have thought that a guy which shows up at the Oval Office with "martial law" written on a yellow pad as part of a plan to overthrow the election and the United States would get his phone seized? Bonus: The FBI approached him in a Hardee's parking lot where he was eating.

  • A man who was school president during Baylor's sexual assault scandal, and turned a land investigation into a crusade against a President over extra-marital sex, certainly led a consequential life. He's now deceased after "surgery complications" in Houston.

    • The Rolling Stone headline is a little harsh. 

  • It may be behind a paywall, but the Star-Telegram obtained the video of the moments before a Navy jet crashed into a Lake Worth residential area in September of 2021. The cause of the crash? A "4.5-pound black vulture was ingested into the jet’s single engine."

  • For swing states across the nation, Lindsey Graham absent-mindedly filmed a commercial for the Democrats yesterday as he proclaimed Republicans will outlaw abortion at the federal level if given the chance. “If we take back the House and the Senate, I can assure you we’ll have a vote on our bill.”

  • That accident occurred within the Brock ISD. Every story like this should included a link to the actual lawsuit. This one does not. 
  • The latest University of Texas/Texas Politics Project poll is probably accurate.

  • Keep an eye on the potential railroad strike. That's big business around here. 

  • Dak injury update:

  • Brittney Griner is still in a Russian prison.
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