Random Monday Morning Thoughts

I had forgotten how large the crowds were outside of the Supreme Court on those two days. And the signs were fantastic. Collection here

  • We've now entered the Theater of the Bizarre. I've been sounding the alarm to keep a lookout for Trump and his supporters making a martyr out of those jailed in his first coup attempt at the January 6th Insurrection. On Saturday night in Waco, they openly did so.  It's gone even further. They are all openly embracing the Trump Insurrection. This moment was a terrifying sight. (Video from the crowd.)

    • We've now entered early 1930s Germany. They are coming.

    • Hitler, who had his own failed coup 10 years earlier, ran only once for President and got about a third of the vote. But the German political system, along with German apathy for tossing democracy aside, made it ripe for the taking. Our strange system which will allow Trump to win the Republican primaries with probably only the hard-core support of no more than a third of the entire voting population is eerily similar. 

    • They always unashamedly place at least one token African America in the background behind Trump for the cameras.  No surprise there. However, I didn't expect him to be in Baylor gear.

    • I'll never understand how the FBC of Dallas tolerates Rev. Robert Jeffress. He was in Waco to address the crowd. 

  • By the way, Trump deleted the social media post where he threatened the Manhattan D.A.  The Murdock owned New York Post thinks he's gone crazy.

  • I think the South has become the new "tornado alley." The one on Friday night in Rolling Fork, Mississippi was incredibly powerful and killed a total 26 across two states. The fact that a water tower was toppled and the bark was peeled from trees gives you a pretty good indication.

  • Gwyneth Paltrow took the stand in her civil skiing accident trial on Friday and, until now, I don't think I've ever described a witness as adorable. The moment came when she admitted using an F bomb after the collision. Video

  • I don't know if I'm more troubled by the 27 number or the 6 figure.

  • No arrests have been made for the double murder in a car at a Denton apartment complex. I saw Fox4Terry got a picture from late last week. 

  • Some bank called First Citizens just bought the failed Silicon Valley Bank.

  • The plan of Israel's wanna-be authoritarian president to dismantle the courts so they can't touch him is not going well. And it sounds like he is finally backing down from the plan this morning. 

  • Hey, I know I do Trump all the time, but if you want to see something he did that was funny, watch these 47 seconds of the end of a video where he ad-libs that some people might not want to leave their children any inheritance -- "and deservedly so." 

  • I'll admit that as an old guy, I didn't know what it meant either. Video.

  • Former Baylor and current LSU coach Kim Mulkey wore the greatest jacket in the history of jackets on Friday. Her team is headed to the Final Four.

  • Liberally Lean Leaderboard.  Amazingly, our leader -- who is now guaranteed to win -- picked two of the find four teams (Connecticut and Miami) in this wacky tourney.  He, bizarrely, even correctly picked #16 Fairleigh Dickinson seed to beat #1 seed Purdue.