Random Thursday Morning Thoughts

PGA player Justin Dufner became a brief internet sensation as he visited a school in Dallas as part of a promotion for the Bryon Nelson. 

  • This happened before midnight last night. Moments ago the death toll was placed at nine soldiers. 

  • The Texas private school voucher program, which will gut rural schools by sending tax money to Christian private schools, is gaining serious traction. Wise County's representative appeared at a private school in Denton with Gov. Abbott this week to promote the bills.

    • Kudos to the Wise County Messenger for making this issue a front page story. 

  • New Fox News poll. Are the normal Republicans really going to allow his clown car to take the Party over the cliff?

    • Good lord. 

  • Yesterday, the Republican majority Texas House passed a bill which would give the jury the option of finding a defendant, after they had found him guilty of capital murder, to not be eligible for the death penalty because they also believed the defendant was suffering from "severe mental illness" (defined in the statute) at the time of the crime. The finding would instead cause the defendant to be sentenced to life in prison without parole.  Amazingly, Wise County Rep. Stuckey and Jacksboro's David Spiller voted against it. Have they lost their minds? 

  • Here's a nutty story. The U.S. Attorney's office says that the head of the San Jose Police Union has been dealing drugs, including fentanyl, from overseas using the police union's computers and office. 

    Above from the press release from the U.S. Attorney

    She was allegedly shipping to customers using the "SJPOA" -
    the San Jose Police Officer's Association mailing account

    Texts with her overseas suppliers

  • Before the Nashville school shooing fades from our memories . . . 

    • Instead, our politicians vow to protect and nurture the AR-15 . . . 

  • Kind of nerdy legal stuff about the Trump judge in Amarillo.  Here's the article. Here's the opinion it references. 

  • I really haven't watched much of the Gwyneth Paltrow trial, but apparently the plaintiff's lawyer keeps referring to himself as "a simple country lawyer", and it's driving people crazy

  • Messenger: Above the Fold