Random Friday Morning Thoughts

Anti-Obama and anti-Obamacare folks had a field day with the picture which was used in this presidential promotion. Probably wasn't his best work. 

  • After four years, we have even more evidence, recorded no less, of Trump trying to overthrow the election results. He personally called two county officials to try to convince them to kill the Detroit vote. "If you can go home tonight, do not sign it. . . . .  We will get you attorneys." That's providing a benefit in exchange for an official act = bribery. Story.

  • In addition to being morally bankrupt, Rudy is now financially bankrupt as well.

  • A mass shooting in Prague leaves many dead and gives us a heck of a photo of students hiding from the gunman. .

  • Moving across the wires moments ago. Good. This is very, very good. Merry Christmas one and all:

  • Let's check in on Trump before the Detroit election tampering news broke.

    • Flashback.

  • Let's check in on Fox News. 

  • Local political relevance of this story extracted for you:

  • Oh, come on. Let's let that go.

  • Things which are real that I didn't think were initially real. (He was on the Dukes of Hazzard for all of those fortunate enough not to have seen it.)

  • Incredibly legal nerdy stuff: There is no mechanism in Texas criminal law whereby a judge can dismiss a case before trial even if he thinks the evidence is insufficient to convict. Two appellate cases in the last two days, both involving appeals by the State, have had to make that point known to trial judges. Here and here
  • 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 179 days.