Random Friday Morning Thoughts

I made fun of the "donut-eating contest" back then because I thought that was a bad look. I'm pretty sure they've since abandoned it. 

  • The economy continues to boom. The expected number was 170,000.

  • How to Screw Up A Life Handed To You On A Silver Platter 101.

  • Gov. Abbott announced that school vouchers will be on the agenda for the Special Session that begins on Monday.  Make no mistake about it, this will: (1) funnel tax money away from your local public school, and (2) that tax money will only be used by those rich enough to already have their kids in private religious schools. Don't let them do it.

  • The MyPillow guy's company is now broke as evidenced by his lawyers in the Dominion lawsuit seeking to withdraw from the case because he hasn't paid them. Who would have thought being an unhinged conspiracy theorist who shows up after January 6th outside of the Oval Office with "martial law" written on a pad would be a bad business decision. 

  • He was officiating a wedding and wanted to fire off a celebratory gunshot.  But, once again, people are being criminally prosecuted for "accidents." 

  • Trump Updates:
    • Just as the goofy rumors started floating that he would be elected the new Speaker of the House, he shot it down last night. But it was interesting for awhile: 

    • I read, but couldn't believe, he actually said that illegal immigration was “poisoning the blood of our country." Video.  I'm surprised he didn't say it in the original German? It's literally right out of Mein Kampf.

    • Trump sued his ex-lawyer, Michael Cohen, for defamation. But last night he dismissed the case. Why? Trump was scheduled to give his deposition on Monday. There's no way he was going to subject himself to questioning by a lawyer who, through Cohen, had all the dirt on him. 

  • Wise County's most embarrassing congressional rep in history is embarrassing us again.  

    • Flashback:

  • This proposition will be on the ballot. Almost all props pass in these elections, but I'm not sure about this one. Anything perceived as helping a lawyer -- any lawyer -- is hated by the public. 

  • High school fun fact: A running back for Northwest ISD rushed 18 times for 128 yards and seven touchdowns(!)  last night all in the first half. 
  • 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 92 days.