Random Friday Morning Thoughts

This was a bullet point from 5/3/2013. A rate of 7.5% was fantastic back then. Here's how it all eventually played out:

  • And that unemployment old bullet point is relevant this morning because it was just announced that the unemployment rate fell to 3.4%, the lowest since 1969. 

    • Here's your long-term historical chart updated seconds ago. I think we can all ignore the COVID Pandemic spike to be fair:

  • A great day for America yesterday as four Proud Boys were found guilty of of attempting to overthrow the United States.  The prosecutors told the jury on during closing arguments that they viewed themselves as “Trump’s army.” 

    • A timeline:
      • September 29, 2020: Trump tells Proud Boys to “stand back and stand by” to a national TV audience during a debate when asked to condemn them. 

      • December 19, 2020: Trump tweets that there will “big protest” at the upcoming joint session of Congress on January 6th telling his supporters to “Be there, will be wild!”  

      • January 6, 2021: Proud Boys help to lead the Insurrection. 

      • March 25, 2023: In Waco, Trump defends the January 6th Insurrection at a rally telling the crowd that pardons will be coming.

      • May 4, 2023: Proud Boys leaders convicted of seditious conspiracy.

      • The future: There is one obvious man who needs to be in prison for Insurrection. 
        Not this guy. His daddy. 
  • I mentioned yesterday that the wife of the shooter in the Cleveland, Texas massacre was arrested, but I just saw the image of her being arraigned two days ago. Man, those are all new inmates in one Texas County jail on just a routine day. 
  • Another day, another Clarence Thomas scandal
    • In case you didn't know who Leonard Leo was, you've already seen him lately. He's in the painting: 

  • On the second day of the campaign, Ted Cruz's challenger is already utilizing the greatest photo of all time. 
  • We've got a wild college baseball betting scandal it seems. Last weekend, a massive unusual bet was placed on LSU right before its game with Alabama. Then it got suspicious: After the bet, but right before the game, it was announced that Alabama's starting pitcher would be scratched because of a last minute injury. The size of the bet and the last second scratch triggered a warning in Ohio where the bet was placed. It had all the tale-tell signs of a bet being placed because of inside information. It was so bad that the crazy step of suspending all betting on Alabama games in Ohio was taken.
  • There are still no campaign filing reports showing up yet for the Decatur ISD Parents Unite PAC. Once again, you can search for yourself here using Filer ID no. 00087681.
  • 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, 303 days.