Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts

I noticed that Israel was bombing Gaza ten years ago.

  • Holy cow. The District Attorney in Montague County has been indicted for felony theft and "booked in and out of the Montague County Jail on Tuesday, July 9, 2024."  

    • The Bowie News obtained a copy of the indictment. It says the victim is Montague County and the theft involved money in 2022. Legal nerdy stuff: Noticeably absent, however, is any language that she committed the theft while as a public servant which would increase the range of punishment by one degree. 

    • But she responded on D.A. letterhead:

  • More than a couple of Houston folks contacted me yesterday to let me know that things down there are a heck of a lot worse than it would appear. 
  • What's up with judges these days? This one is out of Tarrant County.

  • The story of the arrest was in the news a couple of days ago but we got a photo of the officer yesterday.  But that cop is also smart enough to not wipe the blood off at all after the incident.  It makes for a better photo for prosecution. 

  • Greg Abbott, who is on the other side of the globe, got defensive yesterday.

    • It was in response to this: 
  • Ted Cruz has learned his lesson about running off to Cancun during bad weather. 

  • At the Big 12 Media Days, OSU coach Mike Gundy defended his star running back after he was arrested for DWI.:
    • Shot. 

    • Chaser.

  • "The deceased individual was found unresponsive on the Bright Angel Trail. Park officials were notified of the incident Sunday, July 7, around 2 p.m. MST. The hiker was discovered about 100 feet below the Bright Angel Trailhead."

    "Majority of the upper part of Bright Angel trail is
    visible from the canyon rim."

  • I don't know if I'm more surprised that he would say, “I don’t think he can serve four more years,” or if you can just catch Stephanopoulos casually walking along the streets in Manhattan. Video.

  • A story I can't believe is real but is.  Here's the text of the petition.  It's pretty amazing. I'd love to see a picture of these two (Fred Brunner and Melanie Sterling)

  • Bonus extremely nerdy legal stuff: The indictment in the Montague County D.A. case alleged the theft occurred "by deception."  There is no legal reason to put that in the indictment, and I know of at least four cases in the last 20 years that have been reversed because of that State screw-up. The most recent one was just last year.