Random Friday Morning Thoughts

That was definitely from 10 years ago because it sure isn't true today. Gov. Abbott's border ploy has taken these guys off the road, and away from their homes, by sending them down to the Valley. Other than commercial vehicle enforcement, you never see a trooper on the side of the road any longer. 

  •  How could I not lead with this? It was just a rumor the day before, but yesterday it went down. The Official Liberally Lean Girl is getting a divorce.  Someone might want to check on her because I'm a tad bit worried about her mental health.

  • I forgot this yesterday. Did everyone get rocked in the middle of the night by this alert? And is there any need for this to be sent out in North Texas as well as all over the state? He was captured last night 6.5 miles away from the original incident.  

  • Ugh.

  • Trump's lawyers have requested a trial date in April of 2026 for  the January 6th indictment.

    • That gave rise to a funny MSNBC graphic last night:

    • For counter-programming, Fox News brought on a law student to talk about the Georgia indictments. Wait. What? 

  • After he was indicted in Georgia, Trump promised us a press conference on Monday where, after two years and dozens of baseless lawsuits, he would reveal a report that "conclusively" and "irrefutably" proves that he wasn't lying about The Big Lie. Well, he cancelled it last night.  It's right out of Joseph Goebbels playbook. 
  • The company owned by the man who funded the PAC behind the takeover of the Decatur School Board, Monty Bennett, is having financial trouble

  • This is not a good look, but they don't care: Both the trial judge and the appellate judge who have gutted the availability of  the Morning After Pill were together in Fort Worth yesterday one day after the Fifth Circuit appellate ruling. They were in the warm bosom of the Federalist Society. 

  • Business news quick hit.

  • Legal nerdy stuff. Citing an ongoing example, I mentioned on Monday how you never want the AG's office to help your DA's office at trial. He was an update yesterday from the current trial I mentioned. It doesn't seem to be going well:

  • The WCSO is still neglecting in the official Inmate List provided to the public by PDF. It has not been updated since 8/9.
  • 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: 4 years and 43 days.