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Random Friday Morning Thoughts

A lady died while riding the Texas Giant at Six Flags in Arlington. 

  • That's really a funny headline. "I can't make it to my ethics violation hearing because I'm being impeached."

  • This would seem to be the equivalent of Saudi Arabia once discovering it was sitting on oil.

  • Notable death overnight: Tony Bennett

    • Less noticeable death: The mother from Sixteen Candles.

  • Sheesh.

  • Non-Ticket fans probably don't understand this, but the earthquake of Cumulus and a mid-day show failing to come to a contract agreement is sending shock waves throughout its listener base. And I'm right there with them. I love these guys. They released a video yesterday which is hard to watch for those like me. (Dan has been with the station for 24 years. Jake started as an intern -- and now has a couple of tiny kids at home.)

  • Interesting out-of-county sponsor.

  • These are not serious people. I'll never understand how the "party of small government" lost its way. 

  • Random recent population and other great data from Census Bureau about Wise County here

  • Jerry has to be a giddy. A franchise which hasn't been able to fill its stadium for years sells for over $6 billion. 

  • Legal nerdy stuff: If you care about a Wise County case concerning divorce and separate property (real estate and acquired before the marriage but improvements made after the marriage),  there was an appellate opinion released out of Fort Worth yesterday about it. 
  • Two headlines I've seen in the last 24 hours with related topics.
    • #1

    • #2 

  • 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 17 days.


Random Thursday Morning Thoughts

Johnny Football mania ratcheted up as he was going into his final year at Aggieland. 

  • Fighting a grass fire in this heat would be a beating. Kudos to those guys.


    • The Denton Record Chronicle looked at the bright side. 

  • Further south and a couple of hours later, a fire got near the sea of homes on Bonds Ranch Road off of 287 going into Fort Worth. It was accidentally started by a crew laying fiberoptic lines (surprise!).

  • I'm not sure what was worse in this case being tried in Tarrant County: (1) The defense relying upon self-defense throughout the trial only to learn yesterday the jury won't be able to consider it, or (2) the judge showing absolute disregard and lack of respect for the jury by making them come in and sit in the jury room all day while he and the lawyers worked on the jury charge. He sent them home at 5:00 p.m. after they did nothing all day. Incredible. That would never happen in Wise County. 

  • And it is probably very, very good at it. 

  • Objections are heating up over the proposed power line in south Wise County -- there's an article today about it in the Star-Telegram.  Here's a color map of it below. For reference, I put an arrow on the far right of the intersection of 287/114 in Rhome. The red circle is the Speedway. The yellow are the different proposed routes they will chose from. Click to enlarge. 

  • In a hearing yesterday about Hunter Biden's laptop (sheesh), the Jewish Space Laser QAnon Congresswoman decided to show nude photos of Hunter. There is no bottom. 

  • This is real.  Ted Cruz is now just a cartoon. 

  • In his third show replacing Tucker Carlson, Jesse Watters went after his target demographic last night by bring in . . . Pat Boone. 

  • I want to know more before I pass judgment, but I'm not interested enough to read the whole article.

  • He gets no sympathy from me. He's not on a rookie deal and voluntarily signed his contact. He has two years left on his six-year, $84 million contract extension.

  • Messenger: Above the Fold


Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts

Rolling Stone magazine caught heat for putting the Boston Bomber on the cover. 

  • The target letter sent by the Justice Department to Trump because of January 6th, and due to all of his actions leading up to it, was long overdue. Now they need to promptly indict and try the man responsible for trying to overturn an election, destroy democracy, and overthrown the United States of America. 

    • Fox News and MSNBC screenshots when the news came down yesterday morning. 

    • Let's get a reaction from the Ultra MAGA Extremist crowd. They are sounding as sane as always:

  • And speaking of a long time coming, those various "fake electors" schemes needed to be crushed and punished months ago. And finally we are seeing some of those people held responsible. They even tried to crash the state certification on December 14, 2020 which was caught on video. From late yesterday afternoon:   

  • Keep and eye on this.  The PAC which is funded by the West Texas Oil Men, who do not want Ken Paxton impeached, are throwing money at the guy who controls the impeachment process.  

  •  Social media tells me something happened to Giant Burger in Rhome. 

  • Three juvenile crime headlines in the DFW news right now. 

    • Regarding that Timberview case which involves a defendant and a victim who were both high school students, here are two quick videos the jury saw yesterday: One of the beating the shooter took from his victim in the classroom before the shooting.  And one of the shooter chasing the guy out of classroom and shooting him in the hallway.  That's a messy case. 

  • This is really a crazy story where Crime Stoppers won't pay a couple because they called 911 instead of the Crime Stoppers hotline. I've been suspicions of Crime Stoppers for years. 

  • My eyes!

  • Having grown up in the stereotypical Texas small town, being depicted as a place where we resort to violence because we disagree with someone isn't exactly an image I want to glorify in in horrible country song.

  • From the attorney crime blotter: "WACO, Texas (KWTX) - Marcus Daniel Beaudin, a Waco-area attorney who was once the target of a murder-for-hire plot allegedly orchestrated by his ex-wife, was charged with driving while intoxicated and resisting arrest on July 14 after he threatened and harassed a clerk at a CEFCO store who refused to sell him 'booze,' an arrest affidavit states."

  • For political junkies only: If you haven't seen how the Biden campaign took Marjorie Taylor Greene's speech from last weekend and cut it into a Biden ad, it's a thing of beauty