Random Friday Morning Thoughts

Nothing earth-shaking here. I was looking through the Messenger from 10 years ago and came across this photo. If they were Chico second graders then, that means those kids should have just graduated. "The days are long but the years are short." 

  • Yes, the President tripped over a sandbag yesterday that was on the stage at the commencement ceremony at the Air Force Academy. Video. Big deal. (Bruce Springsteen tripped onstage last weekend, too.) But I'm surprised he didn't hurt himself. That was a pretty good tumble. 

  • I don't really understand hiring these two guys. It won't be a real trial in Senate so you don't need litigators, all the House managers except one are all lawyers themselves anyway, and the Senate has already made up their mind. Plus, what's this going to cost the taxpayers?  If I'm an Impeachment Manager, I don't hire hire-priced lawyers, I hire a Madison Avenue PR/Advertising firm to help me produce a slick presentation with videos and graphics for TV and public consumption. 

  • The Decatur girls softball season came to end yesterday at the state semis in Austin. The game ended fittingly on a diving catch by a freshman Liberty player. Video.

  • Breaking business news. That recession never came, did it? 

  • Another online sting by police nabs a guy in a high-profile position.  But if the cops tipped off the media about his arrest, they did him dirty. However, this just might be just a camera-phone pic the media got ahold of after the fact.

  • She's from Vidor. Out of curiosity, I wanted to know what procedure she had done, but the story doesn't specifically say -- although there is a reference to liposuction in general at the end of it. 

  • The current hatred of gays by the "anti-woke" mob in this country peaking at the same time as June Pride month comes around might be enough to cause our collective heads to explode. Side-note: Every MLB team will have a "Pride Night" in June with the exception of the Texas Rangers who continue to be the lone holdout. 

  • More photos from the campaign trail.
    • I have no idea what's going on here. 

    • In Iowa, and in one of the universe's greatest mysteries, pastors continue to support Trump. 

  • Business random thought that does not involve warehouses: I think in the future we are going to see more and more budget homes built for purpose of being rentals. Story

  • Legal nerdy stuff: The lawyer in New York who is in trouble for using ChatGPT to create a brief --  which included made up court citations -- asked for a clarification of the "show cause" hearing that he has been ordered to attend. In response, the federal district judge just hauled off yesterday and scribbled his response on the request. I didn't know that was a thing. (PDF version of the filing here.)

  • Very legal nerdy stuff that would be relevant to Wise County: 

  • 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, 332 days.