It's Friday -- Let's Get Out of Here

Random Friday Morning Thoughts

Here's what the case was about and what eventually happened with the prosecution. 

  • The most surprising thing about this case is that Texas even has a law that prohibits discrimination because of a "hairstyle associated with race." It somehow was passed in the last conservative session with overwhelmingly numbers.  Yesterday, a country judge just ignored it in this case and screwed the kid over.

    • I object to the judge's mustache.

  • This is the strangest proposition on the Republican Primary ballot.  No one "registers" in Texas for either party.

  • Have you seen this video? It is incredible. I mean jaw-dropping incredible. Both officer empty their clips, reload, and empty them again. And they have no idea what they are shooting at.  

  • Love it.


  • If you support Texas seceding from the Union, I'm sorry but you're a moron. 

  • Proof of being over-taxed in Texas:

  • We have the list of names for the the hurricanes later this year.

  • Good lord, I'm agreeing with Mark Cuban.

  • I saw this headline and wondered if there is something unusual about the case. I got my answer.

  • The Business Second™: The stock of computer chip maker NVIDIA has been insane over the last year. It's now the third largest company in America.

  • 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 242 days.


Random Thursday Morning Thoughts

A guy got hit by a golf ball struck by Rory McIlroy and fell backwards into a cactus. YouTube.

  • Not sure what is going on here.

  • Incumbent House Rep. Dr. Lynn Stucky alleges campaign shenanigans against him in Bridgeport. I don't know if that was a distance violation or not, but I think any campaigning which involves the contacting of someone walking from their car to the voting booth is a bad, bad look. Leave me alone. 

  • This is a mind blowing waste of taxpayer dollars. Cops set up a silly "sting" by running a fake escort ad which ended up snaring another cop. "Police said he reached out Monday morning to ask about rates and after some negotiation agreed to meet a person who he thought was a 27-year-old woman at a motel off North Central Expressway in Plano that afternoon." Cops were waiting for him inside the room.

  • So he wants to shut down a Catholic nonprofit that feeds and clothes refugees? He really is a miserable human being. 

  • Good lord.

  • You certainly can't have those poor people voting.  (This is all directly related to wack job Tim O'Hare being elected County Judge.)

  • An unmanned U.S. commercial spacecraft will attempt to land on the moon at 4:30 p.m. CST today. I don't know why. 

  • I think I can explain the crazy Alabama Supreme Court ruling that frozen embryos are people for "wrongful death" lawsuits. 

  • Lawyers doing bad things out of San Antonio. 

  • Nerdy law stuff: This guy, who is not a lawyer, represented himself in front of the Texas Supreme Court yesterday in Texas Windstorm Ins. Ass’n v. Pruski. I've got the video cued up. He did pretty well.  My only advice would be for him to invest in some collar stays. 

  • Messenger - Above the Fold


Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts

WFAA even did a story on this photo from FBC of Slidell. 

  • That's the second fire on the courthouse square this month. Makes me a little nervous.

  • Wise County early voting is in, and the Liberally Lean Election Desk can now boldly project that Wise County will remain red. Also, in 2020, the last presidential primary, the first day total was 566 -- 13 less than yesterday.

  • Seems like a cluster.

  • The Supreme Court is awfully quiet about whether it will allow Trump's D.C. Insurrection case to continue while it considers the absolute immunity appeal. 
  • Maybe its just me, but these cases seem hard to prove. Wouldn't you have to show that the pills that were sold actually contained fentanyl (with an actual pill from that batch being submitted to the lab)? And also prove that the deceased actually took one of those pills and didn't get it from somewhere else?

  • Russia is holding an American ballerina

  • The weird thing about this weird story is that it says the event happened twice within a couple of days.

  • I'd be far more inclined to believe this if it were coming from anyone other than Elon Musk.

  • That hack "news" organization is going to get crushed in this lawsuit. 

  • Rudy may be broke and disgraced, but he's still posing for photos.

  • This is almost downright weird for today.

  • The Business Second™: Dueling headlines this morning.

  • That missing girl (below) is a big story in the Houston area. An arrest has been made.