Random Friday Morning Thoughts

Video. (Not that you would want to.)

  • "Let me hold this press conference to tell everyone my client committed a crime."

  • We've got a real life Oceans 11 on our hands. 

  • My strong belief in the Butterfly Effect was on display in the last 48 hours as two cars were in exactly the wrong place at the wrong time. One in Fort Lauderdale where a part of a crane came crashing down on it, and the other a boulder smashing a car (video) during an earthquake. 

  • It seems that most dangerous place to be in a commercial airliner is when you are near the airport. The amount of near collisions on takeoffs and landings are always in the news. This one involved almost clipping the tower. 

  • Job numbers just released. The good news continues. The U.S. unemployment rate has now been below 4% for 26 straight months, the longest streak since the late 1960s.  
  • Last Friday there was a standoff between a robbery suspect and Colleyville police. The guy ended up shooting himself and later dying at the hospital. It turns out that it was the son of former NFL player and Baylor great Randle Ervin.

  • Judge Cannon in Trump's classified documents case in Florida denied (pdf) his motion to dismiss where he claimed the Presidential Records Act provided him protection.  But the oddest part of the ruling is that she didn't foreclose Trump using that defense at trial and maybe even instructing the jury of the defense.  That makes it awkward for both sides. It's like going into a murder case and neither side knows whether the jury will be able to consider self-defense. That makes it tough.

  • If I'm running the Biden campaign, I jump all over Trump's calling the January 6th Insurrectionists "hostages" and promising to pardon them.  I can't get over that. And I think the average guy out there will find that repulsive.  And other than those which have already been convicted, the only remaining people still incarcerated number fifteen -- all accused of doing horrible things on that day. 

    • Speaking of January 6th, they just keep coming. A man from Cedar Hill was arrested this week.  (I'm still waiting on Wise County to be represented.)

  • Someone isn't reading the room very well in Florida. It wouldn't be the first time for the guy.

  • Just a Texas Supreme Court judge failing to understand the concept of a detached and neutral magistrate. Video. What a nut.  This is the same guy who said that he had been arrested 37 times for protesting at abortion clinics.

  • 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 284 days.