Watched it on Amazon Prime. Uh, well, it was weird. I thought at first this was your typical New York Jew journalist comes to West Texas to make fun of the denizens. Super flat terrain. Pump jacks pumping. Whataburger. Texas Tech. But, then, it gradually morphed into the West Texans making fun of the New Yorker. And pretty soon they were all making fun of each other. I loved the exploding Prius. Best laugh I got. “It’s all regrets. Make it count.”
Barbara Ellen and I are back from No. 1 son’s graduation ceremony Friday in the basketball arena at Texas A&M. With a BS in Public Health. He’s mulling over graduate school. Possibly law school or an MBA. Was originally planning to go to Physician’s Associate grad school but is wavering on that. He has a 3.75 GPA, so he has choices.
Close to a thousand kids graduated Friday. Big for August. Must have been many more in May. (Aggieland has 60,000 students.) Twenty-nine from the Corps were swore in Friday and commissioned in the Army, Air Force, Navy and Marines. Two of them women. They asked for veterans in the audience to stand and there were quite a lot of us. More than a hundred, by my quick estimate. Not too surprising. This is Texas, after all.
Forty-four or forty-five of them so far this summer. Global warming, right? Nooo. We have a ways to go to get to ninety-six days, a record set way back in the 1920s. But you can bet the Mediacrats will be playing up climate change. It is pretty stinkin’ hot, though. So far, the electric has not gone off. Fingers crossed. Meanwhile, up in the Northeast where the Mediacrats are, they’re sweating out the high nineties and managing to miss what’s going on in Austin. Tragedy.
“In total, 376 law enforcement officers — a force larger than the garrison that defended the Alamo — descended upon the school in a chaotic, uncoordinated scene that lasted for more than an hour. The group was devoid of clear leadership, basic communications and sufficient urgency to take down the gunman, the [new Legislative] report says.”
I guess you can’t fire them all, but reprimands should be forthcoming on those who aren’t canned. They’ve given new meaning to the saying that when seconds count, the cops are minutes away. Seventy-three minutes to be exact.
Another, more extensive look at the cops milling around in the hallway while wounded kids in the classrooms bled out. The video, leaked, that the Uvalde cops don’t want you to see. Their shame is boundless. They should all be fired.
UPDATE: “They edited out the sound of children screaming.” One short sentence that breaks your heart.” #Uvalde, via Yolanda Pierce, PhD, on Twitter.
It’s almost enough to make you believe in global warming. Hottest June on record and one of the hottest 4th of July forecast, at 101 degrees with more triple digits to come next week and ahead. Almost. The June record would be more impressive if the record wasn’t so short—only about 170 years. As for the 4th and subsequent triple digits, well, that’s what we normally get starting in July. Probably won’t be much cooling before September. As usual.