Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts

A defendant being shot to death in a federal courtroom is something you don't see every day. 

  • Wise County early voting for city and school elections: 

  • Here's hot sports opinion: I don't think Trump is going to be convicted in this Manhattan trial. Whenever you hear everything that the prosecution says is true, and your initially reaction is, "So what?" or "Is that really a big deal?", you're doomed. 

    • For what it is worth, I bet Trump is sanctioned today monetarily for violating the court's gag order. He clearly did it yesterday by attaching Michael Cohen and saying the jury is 95% Democrat.  A hearing is scheduled. 
    • Daily transcripts of the trial will be published here, but they won't be available until sometime the next day. 
  • This is bad. Video.

  • I meant to mention this last week. A scammer called an 81 year old man in order to dupe him out of money by telling him "he needed to pay $12,000 to get his nephew out of jail . . . [and] threatened to kill him and his nephew if he didn't pay the ransom."  The scammer convinces him to leave the money in a box outside of his house and it would be picked up. The scammers then sent an innocent Uber driver to pick up the package, and once there, the older man -- now wise to the situation -- shot and killed the Uber driver believing she was in on the scam.  The whole thing is horrible.

  • So they couldn't do simple math? 

  • I think this is a heck of a photo of a house fire in Lantana from yesterday. "Crews arrived in less than 5 min and began a fast attack and stopped the fire at the garage. Three occupants were inside the home at the time of the fire and were able to escape unharmed."

  • If you want to know what White Christian Nationalism looks like (with extra emphasis on the white), take a look at this Fort Worth Texas state house rep's tweet:

  • Let's check in on Fox News:

  • The Business Second™. Who could have predicted that the sale of Elon Musk's electric cars, bought by a customer base who is in favor of going "green", would not buy those cars once they found out that the manufacturer was really a right wing Nazi sympathizer nutcase? 

  • I rescued a desperately flapping butterfly from a spider web this weekend, and it might have been the most satisfying thing I've done all year. 
  • I can't get a handle on the protests at the Ivy League schools.  But since they are all private schools, they can crack down on speech -- even protected speech -- all they want.