It's Friday -- Let's Get Out of Here


Random Friday Morning Thoughts

I forget how much carnage was routinely put on the front page of the Messenger for a couple of years back then. They briefly had.a different owner than long-term Decatur media mogul Roy Eaton. 

  • I guessed that the Medical Examiner was the source of the headline below, but I was wrong. That's the police with a hot opinion even before the ME got to see the body. That's all we know right now.
  • They didn't boot her because she's a QAnon crazy but instead because, in part, she was mean to Lauren Boebert.

  • This kind of treatment of the Official Liberally Lean Girl is unacceptable. 

  • Elon vs. Zuckenberg. Twitter vs. Threads. Full letter.  Is it ok to hope that both lose?

  • Look out! There's been a big jump in mortgage interest rates in the last seven days. We've even got conflicting headlines as to just how how they hit yesterday afternoon. The 6.81% comes from Freddie Mac. The 7.22% number comes from a private monitoring firm.

  • Trump's co-defendant in the Mar-a-Lago documents case was finally arraigned in federal court yesterday once he found a lawyer to represent him at the hearing. 

    • Uh, here is some of the new lawyer's past advertising.

  • Here's the door dash tipping video that everyone was talking about yesterday. Language warning. Story about it is here

  • Texas is back!

  • NFL Training camps start later this month and no one yet wants Zeke Elliott. 
  • 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 3 days.


Random Thursday Morning Thoughts

A red Ferrari vs. orange Lamborghini crash on I-30 back in the day.

  • Decatur has had an armed robbery. This actually happened on Monday but was amazingly off the radar until yesterday. Messenger story here. No paywall. 

  • Random weird arrests I noticed which were  made by Wise County deputies last night. Both are Class Cs which are normally just citations.

  • Lake Lewisville has had three drownings in three days, and there hasn't been a whole lot of news about it. Ages: 19, 19, and "man in 40s."
  • Oh, my.

  • Trump news:
    • He's losing it.  Did Hitler ever have these kind of rants? Seriously.  

    • He's going to get someone killed.  (Federal pleading in support of pre-trial detention here.) 

    • And attorney Lin Wood's fake elector scheme finally cost him his law license yesterday in lieu of disbarment. And he might get indicted by the time it is all over. And he should be. 

    • Speaking of fake electors and certification. In Iowa, Mike Pence had to defend himself, the basic concept of democracy, and reality to ultra-MAGA folks. The amount of damage that Trump's propaganda has done is unfathomable. Democracy remains on the brink. 

  • Do yourself a favor an google for the videos of the new Sphere in Vegas which is a concert venue adjacent to The Venetian. They are wild. U2 will do a residency there beginning this fall. Interested. 

  • The boy in a famous photograph is now a member of Cuba's Congress.

  • A cameraman got absolutely rocked by an errant throw in the the Orioles-Yankees game last night. Video

  • Messenger - Above the Fold


Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts

A horrible murder case out of Saginaw dominated metroplex headlines. An arrest would finally be made and the case would come to a conclusion the following years.


  • An "officer involved shooting" seems to happen all the time, but in Fort Worth last night officer(s) shot and killed two people last night after responding to a call. "FORT WORTH, Texas - Fort Worth police said officers shot and killed two men overnight while investigating a call about illegal fireworks activity. Chief Neil Noakes said a police officer and an arson investigator with the fire department spotted some kind of fight around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday in a neighborhood near Main Street and Long Avenue." A little weird.

  • Fort Worth PD has been busy because the night before three people were killed and eight injured in a shooting in the Como area which made national news. Here's a security video of everyone scrambling for cover. 

    • This lady sure was in front of the cameras a lot, and it struck me as odd. In less than 18 hours after he son died, she set up shop to watch the 4th of July parade on the spot where he son was killed. She gave TV interviews and her photo is on the front pages of both the Star-Telegram and Dallas Morning News today.

  • This is a pic out of Runaway Bay on Tuesday evening. "Two houses on fire in the 200 block of Lakeview Drive" after "a loud boom" was heard from a mile away. (Facebook is the source.)

  • Ken Paxton impeachment news:
    • I guess this is not surprising. 

    • This got buried before the holiday, and it is impeachable on its own. 

  • Trump didn't campaign yesterday but instead sat around posting on social media. In addition to an obscene one about President Biden, he posted this strange one. That's not patriotic, that his part of his "I will be your retribution" campaign. These are dangerous days. 

  • Meta, the parent of Facebook, will release a Twitter rival tomorrow. 

  • This certainly is an attention grabbing headline, but it's also interesting how the press found out about it: By listening to a police scanner. A transmission of “We have a yellow bar stating cocaine hydrochloride” by a DC firefighter went out over the airwaves after they were called due to a "suspicious package" being found. It's also just a "presumptive test" which are wrong all the time, but it still wouldn't surprise me if there hasn't been cocaine somewhere in the White House almost every day for decades.

  • This might have been one of the funnier (?) passenger meltdowns we've seen in a while. Language warning. And it was "purportedly" taken at DFW Airport on an American Airlines flight that was preparing to depart. Video

  • This is brutal.

  • BYU unveiled a photo of the Big 12 logos now being painted on its field after the school officially joined the conference on July 1st.  But there was a slight problem. 

  • I hate the hot dog eating contest.