Random Friday Morning Thoughts

He failed. He took off from Maine and made it all the way to . . . Canada, 350 miles away. I thought it was a death wish. Lift-off on YouTube here.

  • First photos in the media of the victim of the alleged murder in Boyd this week have appeared. The defendant remained in jail this morning on a $350,000 bond. 

  • In the ongoing litigation about who should represent capital murder Defendant Tanner Horner in Wise County, we have the first response to a request made two weeks ago the Court of Criminal Appeals. It's from his lawyer removed from the case. We are now awaiting responses of the judge as well as the newly appointed lawyers from Regional Public Defender's Office which must be made "within 20 days" of 8/30/23.

  • It has arrived. The impeachment vote will be held in the Senate today after closing arguments which at start at 9:00 a.m.  
    • The head of the ultra MAGA extremists came to Paxton's defense yesterday. 

    • The head of the extremists MAGA PAC funded by the West Texas Oilmen issued a threat. 

  • Hunter Biden was indicted on gun charges. If he's guilty, so be it. But the Fifth Circuit has already struck down the law of one of the charges by relying on Trump Supreme Court's expansive expansion of 2nd Amendment rights in Braun. The other charges will probably face a similar fate. 

  • As of midnight, we now have an auto strike. 

    • No one is asking me for "strike advice", but I wouldn't do this half-arse partial strike. I'd do a complete walkout. Go full throttle or not at all. You know, half measures something-something.
    • Am I the only one who thought the "Big Three" included Chrysler instead of something named Stellantis
  • Uh, oh. The Bridgeport High School soccer coach strip club scandal has made the Daily Mail treatment. (He paid the money back and lost his job, let's give the guy a break.)

  • Remember this photo the other day of the Sheriff of Tarrant County posing with Kyle Rittenhouse? Well also in the photo is Jake Neidert who had just fired off this very offensive post. Once that post came to light yesterday, his recent past employer, Rep. Tony Tinderholt, immediately distanced from him with this post.  (The last time I checked, Neidert had been a Baylor University student.)
    Birds of a feather.

  • Texas District Clerk vs. Texas District Attorney in Hays County. Fun fact: The District Clerk made the news last year after winning election as a 19 year old. 

  • Trouble in Aggieland.

  • Ticket fans: The fight of Cumulus vs. Dan and Jake is heating up.  The Ticket's most reccent filing is here. The boys' curt response is here. And the Ticket even made a Wire reference in a pretentiously worded footnote.

  • 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 71 days.