Random Friday Morning Thoughts

The government shutdown was over funding for Obamacare, but the GOP finally gave up. But look at that young and thin Ted Cruz.  

  • Highway 287, south of Decatur and all the way to the Wise County line, is a disaster these days. There's a wreck seemingly every day. 
    • Early this morning, southbound traffic before and after Rhome was shut down due to a wreck(s) with a traffic backed up for miles as it was diverted off the highway. 
    • Last night around 9:00 p.m. a motorcycle accident south of Decatur on 287 required an emergency airlift. 
  • The cartoon continues. They will vote again today at 9:00 a.m. CST for a House Speaker. There's no way Jordan wins, and I don't even know why they are going through the motions. They might want to try nominating someone who didn't try to overthrow the government. 

  • In the Georgia Election Stealing Attempt case against Trump and 17 of his co-conspirators, one of the biggest (and craziest) fish of all pled guilty yesterday

  • The last remaining case against Baylor because of the scandal has gone to trial in Waco. It's a Title IX case, and I'm not sure it is going very well for the Plaintiff.  Interestingly, she's now a Justice of the Peace in Harris County where she was elected as a Democrat. 
    Yep, that's Briles. 

  • Judge shot to death last night at his home in Maryland. Reports this morning are that police are looking for a 49 year old man who had a custody hearing before him yesterday.  

  • It was one of the running bits in the movie Idiocracy that all public signs were misspelled.

  • Buried in the news was a legislative hearing in Austin yesterday which heard from, based upon the far-right's insistence, witnesses regarding a community called Colony Ridge near Houston. The propaganda was that it was an illegal immigration haven where crime runs wild. It all turned out not to be true

  • Wannabe stormtroopers for Trump cost taxpayers a bag of cash.  

  • Oh, no! My award wining business investing show on CNBC, It's All About Warehouses, People, might be in trouble.

  • Random high school score from last night: Mansfield Timberview 90, Dallas Sunset 0.  Sunset had minus 24 in total yards. 
  • Random fact from the Rangers game last night: Astro's pitcher Ryne Stanek threw only one pitch. And he was credited with the official win
  • 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 106 days.