Random Friday Morning Thoughts

Just a photo of a Wise County contingent visiting the legislature. A lot has changed in 10 years.

  • It's beginning to look like the U.S. used a $400,000 missile to take down a $100 hobby balloon over Lake Huron.  I've seen both Fox News and MSNBC mention this story

  • An expected step in the process has occurred. There was a deadline to indict him by the end of the month or there would have been bond implications.  (If you are wondering why they aren't showing up in the Wise County online records at this moment, it normally takes until the next morning after the grand jury meets before the update occurs.)

  • There's not many details other than "police say Richard Laird had been communicating with the girl just before she disappeared from her home on Sunday."

    • The girl was found, and this was the headline three days ago:

  • A wild chase early yesterday morning in Lake Worth left a bunch of folks injured. The ages were three men (28, 18 and 16) and one teenage girl (13) who is in the worst shape.  They allegedly had a pretty good stash of cocaine and heroine in the car.  I saw the dashcam footage on Fox 4 last night, but I can't find it online. 

  • Yesterday an appeals court rebuffed Kari Lake's efforts to steal the Arizona election like a fascist, so she immediately tried to make money off of it. What a nutcase. What a grifter. 

  • Oh, my (Out of Wisconsin.)

  • Oh, my again. (Out of D.C.)

  • Good for him.  There once was a time when a vice-presidential candidate had to withdraw from the ticket simply because he had been treated for depression years earlier. 

  • Greg Abbott gave his State of the State speech last night behind closed doors at some corporation's headquarters in San Antonio where the press wasn't invited and cell phones were banned. I actually found it on some spare channel and got to see them break down the stage afterwards. Very wheels off. 

  • "According to the lawsuit, Diggs was leasing a home in the 3400 block of Hollow Pine Drive in Frisco with a one-year lease term and a monthly payment of $5,500."  Here's the neighborhood on Streetview. It's nice, but I don't think that's $5,500 a month. Maybe I'm wrong. 

  • A man on Texas Death Row, scheduled to executed in September, died yesterday. That's just weird to type.
  • 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, 227 days.