Random Thursday Morning Thoughts

The time Leo DiCaprio was photo'd wearing a Texas Tech cap.

  • A man has been arrested for the murder of a Fort Worth lawyer, Kimberly Knapp, who was found dead in a home in Saginaw. Police were called on a Monday after a report of a "self-inflicted" gunshot wound, but the investigation would instead lead to the arrest warrant yesterday. Here is a profile of her from a couple of years ago. 

  • On Tuesday police in Cedar Hill, after pursing a man on an Aggravated Assault charge, fired at the suspect who appears to have shot at them first. Police released the video of the shooting yesterday. There were a lot of shots fired. And he didn't die. 

  • If you haven't seen the video of Mitch McConnel having some type of medical episode yesterday which caused him to freeze mid-sentence, here you go. I can't stand the guy, but I hope he's OK. (He returned to speak briefly with reporters about 15 minutes later which is pretty surprising.)

  • Hunter Biden's guilty plea got derailed by a federal judge yesterday.  This is just a hiccup because of a little bit of limelight seeking judge, but it will get done. 
    • However, one of the reasons she didn't take the plea was because she wasn't sure one of the the statute he was charged with, lying on a gun purchase form, was constitutional.  Based upon gun laws being gutted across the nation because of the Bruen decision, she is probably right. 

  • Sinead O'Connor has died at 56.  I remember when she tore up the picture of the Pope on SNL. I was more confused than anything else, but it turn out she was probably just ahead of her time. 

  • Channel 8 had a story of a Bridgeport kid who wanted, and got, a fence around the playground area at Bridgeport Intermediate School.  This is a nice story, but I'm not real sure how it made it all the way to DFW media.

  • Legal stuff: Last week we had an appellate court in Waco release an opinion denying an appeal because the brief filed by the defendant's lawyer was believed to be not only horrible but also, the court speculated, was written by Chat GPT. I'm surprised more hasn't been made out of this. 

  • Legal nerdy weird stuff: I have no idea what's going on in this appellate case  which was dismissed yesterday other than Mr. Baby Shark was representing himself. 

  • Colorado is coming back to the Big 12! Probably.


  • College GameDay announced they will be at the North Carolina-South Carolina game on September 2nd for their season debut and that Lee Corso will be there. This is elder abuse. Corso, 87, missed five editions of College GameDay last year due to various illness. And when he was there, he was often confused and had to be bailed out by co-hosts. I have no idea why they are doing this. 

  • GDP news this morning. The economy just continues to roll. 

  • Messenger: Above the Fold