Random Friday Morning Thoughts

This referred to Judge Don Willett.  He would be nominated to a federal 
judgeship three years later in September 2017. 

  • We had a real life Jaws situation at South Padre Island yesterday. The reports were very conflicting, but it looks like there were two shark bites on two different people while one other person was injured while "grazed."  Video (graphic.)

  • Tarrant County Judge Tim O'Hare is going after the criminal courts in that county suggesting  there financial abuse: “We don’t want to see people get paid for 40 hours of work when they’re really working 10 hours . . . .  We don’t want to see mismanagement of dollars where somebody is being paid more than their salary is supposed to be."

  • I try not to judge book-in photos, but  . . . 

  • This was in White Settlement. "Police say the woman had pushed a cart full of clothes to the dressing room and went to get another cart, but the manager stopped the suspect and confronted her. At this moment, the suspect reportedly sprayed the manager and once the other employees came to help, they were sprayed too." She got away.

  • Fort Worth Police confiscated some fireworks and we got some pictures. But I'm not sure why a box in bottom photo reads, "COVID DESTROYER."

  • President Biden sits down with ABC's George Stephanopoulos today, and the interview will air tonight. 

  • This is weird out of Waco. He was accused of harassing his own probation officer who he was required to report to.  After a ton of voicemails, she finally had enough of him and transferred him to someone else to report to. But "officials say he continued to leave messages on the woman’s phone, alleging he left 56 voicemails from April 26 to May 15, with such messages as 'You’re a good-looking woman,' 'You brought this on yourself,' 'I know I’m going to get locked up for this,' 'I’m attracted to you,' and 'I need to quit harassing you.'"

  • I can't say I'm well versed on U.K. politics, but the Labour Party throwing out the Conservative Party after 14 years seems to be a big deal.  And the outgoing Prime Minister actually knows something about the peaceful transfer of power that we used to have here in the U.S.: "Today, power will change hands in a peaceful and orderly manner, with goodwill on all sides. That is something that should give us all confidence in our country’s stability and future," Rishi Sunak said.

  • Someone in Mexico snapped a pic of Dak in a walking boot. He texted the Star-Telegram late yesterday and said that he was wearing the boot for precautionary reasons because "the last time I went deep sea fishing my (ankle) swole up.” Ummkay. 

  • The Business Second™.  I didn't know Neiman Marcus was worth that much, and I didn't think any department store would be thinking about expanding. 

  • 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: 5 years and 0 days.