Random Friday Morning Thoughts

It turned out to be one of my top five books of all time. And it still is. 

  • I doubt Trump's January 6th trial will happen on that day, but it's headed for a date early next year. Let me tell you something, I don't think the country has fully realized just how bizarre and tense things are about to get.
  • The death toll in Maui ticked up to 53 last night. Edit: Just went to 55

  • Wise County just missed major storms last night.  Up in Wichita Falls, over 9,000 lost power and may still not have it.  (One faithful reader says he still doesn't have power as of 8:00 a.m.)
  • Unnecessary close-up of a crushed bicycle this morning.

  • Make it stop.

  • I can't stand Rep. Jeff Leach but the lawsuit filed against him for defamation for calling someone who was in favor of TEXIT (the Texas succession movement) treasonous is silly. Anyway, a hearing was held yesterday in Parker County on Leach's Motion to Dismiss. No ruling yet. The defamation lawyer and his supporters outside the courtroom are about what I expected:

    • This is what started it all. 

  • It's just a matter a time until Ultra-MAGA makes him a martyr. The Murdock owned New York Post is already starting.  

  • I'm not exactly sure what the Tortfeasors show is at the Fort Worth Community Art Center, but at least one person has taken exception to "Tarrant County attorneys" putting on a performance of a parody song called "Whiny Ass Clients."

  • It's not another pandemic, but I sure am hearing about a lot of COVID cases out there in the area. The USA Today noted the increases nationwide on it's front page today. 

  • The Ticket vs. Dan and Jake is still alive, and the boys have filed a heck of response. (PDF). The attachments include an affidavit from Jake where he discloses his salary background and reveals numbers.

  • Weekend reading (free link):

  • Hey, WCSO, your jail list PDF is not updating. 
  • 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 37 days.