Random Friday Morning Thoughts

Lake Bridgeport was 17 feet low. Right now it is 8.22 feet low.

  •  Ron DeSantis fight with Florida might be one of the dumbest political moves of all time. They'll kill him in the end.    

    • But, despite his history of train wrecks, it looks like he's entering the presidential race next week. Trump is not pleased. And he's already rounding up his stormtroopers.

  • Uh . . . how much of an accounting error? 

  • A faithful reader sent in this live action shot from Grand Prairie off of President George Bush Turnpike and Trinity Boulevard yesterday. In addition to the fire, it was also newsworthy because it involved a critical American financial foundation: A warehouse under construction.

  • Notable new law quick hit:

  • Rep. Lauren Boebert is chronologically challenged.

  • I feel sorry for my Normal Republican friends. How they put up with the Idiocracy from the right wing of their party is beyond me.

  • It's probably behind a paywall, but this is a great story of how an 80 year old write in candidate beat an incumbent councilman for the position of mayor of Trophy Club. Yep, the only person on the ballot for mayor would be the guy that would lose.  I would have thought that would have been impossible to pull off. She won, 1,959 to 1,141. 

  • This was on the cover of the Houston Chronicle today in connection with the guy accused of killing the family of five in Cleveland, Texas. There's always more to the story. But it better be a completely different story if there are dead children. This ain't it. 

  • Supreme Court stuff #1. Can I pay an artist to take a copyrighted photo to create a new piece of art from it, and then sell the new piece without compensating the original photo owner? In this case involving a photo of Prince and the painter Andy Warhol, the Supreme Court says that's a copyright infringement. That seems wrong to me. and perhaps I'm over-simplifying it.

    • Legal nerdy stuff side note. But that 7-2 opinion produced a cat fight. Two of the liberal female justices are fighting. Justice Kagan took this shot at Justice Sotomayor yesterday in her dissenting opinion. It's such a high tone insult, I'm not sure I understand it all. 

  • Supreme Court stuff #2: A bizarre statement from Justice Gorsuch yesterday in a dissent as he mused about the measures taken during the COVID pandemic.

    • Allow me to retort to his view of what has been the "greatest intrusions" of civil rights.


  • 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, 317 days.