Random Friday Morning Thoughts

I don't remember much about this. 

  • Woah: The #1 golfer in the world got arrested this morning as he arrived for the second round of the PGA Championship. Video.  Update: Heck, he's now in jail on a felony of Assaulting a Peace Officer. The road had been closed due to a pedestrian death on the road earlier. 

  • Four amazing stories showing how American justice system is doomed:
    • In April of last year, a jury convicted a man in Austin of murder and the next day, even before the sentence was decided, Gov. Abbott shockingly announced he would pardon him (primarily because the victim was at a Black Lives Matter protest.)  But then Abbott realized that he can't pardon anyone without the approval of the Board of Pardons and Parole. No problem. Yesterday the Board, who are all appointed by Abbott for their cushy jobs, recommended a pardon and the governor immediately pardoned him. Absolutely mind blowing. (And his appeal had barely started in the appellate court.)

    • Mind-blowing: Justice Alito flew a "stop the steal" symbol outside of his house immediately after January 6th and while the Supreme Court was considering election contest lawsuits. He blamed it on his wife. Gifted article here.

    • A group of Trump worshipers from Congress, featuring Lauren Boebert and Matt Gaetz,  showed up to protest the American criminal justice system at Trump's trial yesterday. 

    • Yep, the Tarrant County Sheriff's Office killed another man in the jail. 

  • Houston got hit with a tornado/high winds yesterday evening.

  • North Texas congresswoman Rep. Beth Van Duyne has her name associated with a relationship scandal.

  • I don't care about NASCAR, but I always liked this guy. None of the news reports mention a cause of death, but I remember him having a bout with cancer a few years back.

  • A crazy moment at a congressional hearing yesterday involving the craziest congresswoman. Video.  This is wild and wildly entertaining. 

  • Just when you think FBC of Dallas and pastor Robert Jeffress couldn't stray any further from the purpose of the Church, they are hosting Fox and Friends this morning. 

  • I had no idea that the site of the Waco Motorcycle Gang Shootout still sits empty. 
  • 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 318 days.