Random Friday Morning Thoughts

A year before, a small riot happened when all the bluebonnets had been mowed down at Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur. Their return prompted this headline. 

  • We had a long sentence handed down on Wednesday in Wise County of 42 years in prison for Evading with a Vehicle.  From what I can tell, Randy Gordon had an extensive criminal history which created the potential for the enhanced sentence.  He also still has a ton of cases still pending: 

  • The murderer, who Gov. Abbott said he wanted to pardon within 24 hours after a jury's verdict, authored text messages that showed he had a desire to kill, was a blatant racist, and chatted with underaged girls. 

  • There were multiple hoax "active shooter" 911 calls yesterday morning. So dumb. Schools included Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth, Baylor University, Texas A&M University in College Station, Del Mar College Heritage Campus in Corpus Christi, Galen College of Nursing in San Antonio and Tyler Junior College in Tyler.  On Friday night, OU was hit by one which caused a small panic. 

  • Justice Clarence Thomas is in more potential trouble. Just watch how the following ramps up.
    • Thomas is supposed to report any real estate transaction, other than his own home, where the value is over $1,000. Despite this requirement, he sold property he owned on a Georgia street for $133,363 nine years ago yet he didn't report it. (The deed.)
    • But it gets stranger: His mother actually lived in the property that was sold. The new owner then began to make "tens of thousands of dollars" of improvements to the home. But get this: His mom continued to live in the home and still does
    • Now the kicker? The guy who bought the home was Harlan Crow -- the same guy who has been funding his extravagant vacations and private jet trips for years.

  • An arrest was made in the military document scandal. The guy was a 21 year old member of Massachusetts Air National Guard who had access to the documents as part of his job. Sheesh. How many spies are out their who simply apply for and get routine jobs just to get similar access and more. It's like The Americans but simpler. 

    • And somehow, the QAnon Jewish Space Laser representative found a strange way to make this political. 

  • We had another sentence yesterday from the Trump Insurrection. Robert Wayne Dennis, 63, of Garland was given three years for attacking a cop during the riot.  That's not enough. 

  • Look, they already have an image problem with the town name so why in the world do they want to make it look worse? "Police Chief Christopher Cook authorized all police officers to wear western-style hats while on duty to 'capture the western history of the town.'"

  • I saw this headline three days ago and thought it was fake or a gross exaggeration. 

  • Man, I found this wildly entertaining. Here is audio of the Republicans in Tennessee in a private meeting who are royally pissed that they didn't all stick together causing them to look racist in expelling two black lawmakers. They call one of their own in the room on the carpet. Big time.  (Audio includes transcript). 

  • A Bridgeport kid is fast. But that only gets you second at the district meet?  

  • 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, 283 days.