Random Friday Morning Thoughts

Hey, Charlie, I need your press agent's name from back in the day.

  • A Fort Worth man was arrested last night for this threat.  And if you want to see the shocking (and I do mean shocking) details of exactly what he said, here you go. And if you think he was mad that Hunter Biden was prosecuted on the gun charge, you would be very wrong. 

  • "About 10:15 a.m. Monday, Flower Mound police officers and firefighters responded to a lawnmower rolled over into a pond near the intersection of Flower Mound Road and Clearpoint Drive, according to a police statement."

    • Side note: I noted that local news coverage has deteriorated in the last few years, and this is a good example. This event happened on Monday and we didn't hear about it until Thursday. And every news report just quotes from a police press release with no independent reporting.
  • Using a child as a prop sure won't help him in court.  But why does the FBI block out the kid's face? The child is blameless, of course, and his/her image might help identify the guy as much as anything else. 

  • He's being bribed in plain sight, and then he tries to hide it from you. 

  • Trump decided to disparage the city of Milwaukee yesterday, the home of the Republican National Convention. They city's newspaper took note today on the front page:

    • He made the remarks about the city yesterday in his return to D.C. where he was surrounded by worshipping lawmakers who once ran for their lives during the Insurrection.  This is all so mind-blowing to me.  He has a stranglehold on a party unlike almost anything we've ever seen. 

  • This court appearance didn't go well.  He even hijacked a car outside of the courthouse but crashed it after a few feet and then fled on foot. They caught him hours later in the middle of the night. 

  • Even crazy Don Huffines backed out of the True Texas Project convention yesterday. 

    • Did I mention that Wise County's state rep.-elect appeared on the True Texas Project's podcast?

  • A Congressman was doing some bits on the House floor yesterday.

  • The Big 12 is exploring some wild money-making ideas:
    • Selling a 20% interest in the whole conference to an equity firm.

    • Selling a sponsorship of the Big 12 name.  We could now have "The Dr. Pepper Big Allstate Conference Championship at AT&T Stadium." Seriously. 

  • Got my attention: R.E.M. surprisingly reunited last night for the first time since 2007 and performed an acoustic version of Losing My Religion. Video.

  • 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 346 days.