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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.


Random Thursday Morning Thoughts

A lady suffering a mental episode, with her baby daughter in the car, was killed outside of the White House. An autopsy by the DC medical examiner was released in April 2014 and indicated that Carey was shot five times in the back, including one shot which hit the left side of the back of her head

  • A faithful reader sends along this pic of a motorcycle cop on 287 in the New Fairview area. It's a Boyd officer contracted out to the City of New Fairview. 

  • Fox 4 rain totals last night shows a pretty good bit in Wise County.

  • My high tech tip to avoid the ear-splitting emergency test coming from my phone didn't work for me.  And now I'm very worried about the implications for me . . . 

  • Wall building?

  • Hillwood is developing lots of housing along I-35 north of the Speedway/114 but this newest one is on 407 -- getting closer and closer to Wise County.

  • People are getting prosecuted for pure "accidents" now? 

  • The Wise County Sheriff's Office public jail and court database is down again
  • One bite too far, Commander.


  • sThe Rangers won the wild card series over Tampa Bay despite this hostile environment.

  • Messenger - Above the Fold


Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts

I had never heard of Silk Road when this news broke. I then went on to read 
this really good book about it. He had Texas ties. 

  • The Republicans control one branch of government, and they drove it into a ditch yesterday.   

    • So how did this happen? Back in January, it took 15 votes before McCarthy was finally elected Speaker. And he was only elected because he appeased a handful of extremists Republican holdouts - not normal Republicans - by changing the rules so they could cause a re-vote on his speakership by the full House at any time. They took him up on it yesterday.  That's what happens when you sell your soul. 

    • Just a reminder that the "main stream media" is the best media. The Washington Post told us that all of this was coming a week ago.

  • Trump continues to spiral out of control. Yesterday he attacked a court clerk in the civil suit brought by the state of New York.  A court clerk! He's going to get her killed. The judge then imposed a gag order.  

    • This is what he posted: Her photo and a link to her Instagram account.

  • I woke up the Liberally Lean First Alert Weather Team™ and they said it will begin raining today in Wise County around 5:30 p.m. 
  • People lining up at the new H-E-B in Allen this morning. This is dumb. 

  • There is a missing person case out of Dallas involving a teacher. But something doesn't seem right to me because of the text messages mentioned below.  Either we've got a coincidence, a flat out abduction, or someone is faking one. And that was a weird thing for the police to say about the messages:

  • This is out of Eaton High School, but the allegations do not involve students. 

  • I don't understand this. The House Managers responsible for the impeachment proceedings against Ken Paxton, and who are now being targeted by the MAGA extremists, released "new evidence" yesterday which not presented during the senate trial.  Why double down now? This isn't going to change anyone's mind about Paxton. Not to mention it's a moot point. I don't get it. 

  • Just three?

  • Your iPhone will alert today at 1:20 p.m. even if it is on silent mode during the national test. You can stop that by going to Settings => Notifications => Scroll to very bottom to section called "Government Alerts."  You can turn "Emergency Alerts" to off or click on it and just turn off "Always Play Sound" to prevent the sound from overriding silent mode.