Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts

A drought led to the discovery of a body in Lake Granbury which had been missing since 1979. 

  • We've got seven.

    • Four men and three women
    • Two attorneys, a nurse, a software engineer, a teacher, an IT consultant and a salesman.
    • And although their names have not been disclosed, there's so much information out there about them that it wouldn't take much to figure it out. Example: 

    • Dismissed jurors were getting in front of a camera upon leaving the courthouse. 

    • Opening statements could begin Monday although that's probably optimistic. 
    • Trump, before court yesterday, laid out his complete defense -- that he made the payments as a "lawyers expense" -- to the viewing audience.  I loved watching the expression of his lawyer during the explanation. 

  • The shingles are being removed from the Wise County Courthouse as part of the restoration project and now some of the original roofing -- made of shale -- have been discovered underneath. The new roof will match the way the roof looked in 1895. Link

  • The new triple headed right wing block in Tarrant County (The County Judge, Sheriff, and DA) formed an "Election Integrity Unit" last year to much fanfare.  The results were predictably underwhelming. 

  • Speaking of their county judge -- who is a MAGA extremists to the highest order -- showed his true colors yesterday when addressing a county commissioner. 

  • He's out promoting the scam he's trying to pull off against teachers and public schools.

  • OAN had to settle a defamation lawsuit brought be Smartmatic for its spreading of The Big Lie.  However, they are still facing a bigger lawsuit from Dominion who caused Fox News to fork over $787.5 million for the same conduct. 

  • Kari Lake needs to stay on script. This was very Trump like.

    Lake (right) with the Little Ball of Insurrection

  • Here's the video of it. There is no question the fix was in. 

  • New this morning: The lady who sued Dak Prescott for sexual assault has dropped her civil suit that she filed in Dallas County. But Dak's "counter-suit" (a misnomer) is still pending in Collin County.