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I promise I still have it turned off!

I've seen a couple of comments about something being different about the comment process. Word verification? I haven't changed a thing. I did a "test" comment and didn't see anything different.

What are you guys seeing? I'll put my well armed Liberally Lean Tech Support Department on it immediately if there's an issue.

And Another - Texas


Normally Peaceful Canada Was Like America This Morning



DFW Scanner (@DFWscanner)
Wise County Accident *Update - Medic 1 launching Air Evac 68 to the fatal 18 wheeler rollover vs. vehicle at FM 51 &FM 455. FM 51 shut down.


Florida State Band Just Breaking Out Into A Beyonce Dance Like Nobody's Business

My Head Exploded Last Night When I Saw This

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts

  • There's someone being prosecuted for the unauthorized practice of law in Tarrant County. At first, I thought it was odd since it seems like a case which should be able to be resolved without a trial. Then I learned the defendant is a disbarred Dallas municipal judge who has gone to jail before for stealing clients' money. 
  • The only people that have contracted Ebola on U.S. soil are the two nurses and they are going to survive. What was all the fuss about?
  • If you're a fan of the C.J. Wilson brag, you've got to read what he had to say about picking up a new car in Dallas. 
  • The Star-Telegram has a story of a Keller girl who died "after taking Ecstasy" at the Austin City Limits Festival last month.  Yet toxicology tests are still pending. Big prediction: MDMA didn't kill her. Pure MDMA isn't going to kill anyone. There will be something else found to be in that pill. 
  • Texas mega-lawyer and Aggie Tom Buzbee claims he was defrauded out of an investment of $1.5 million in a "dance film" which was to star either Justin Timberlake or Ryan Gosling. The article reads like he was told the total cost of the film would be $3 million. If that's the representation that was made and he believed it, the man may be a great lawyer but he is clueless about what it costs to make a movie. 
  • The Brian King who eluded deputies yesterday in Chico is listed on the Wise County Sheriff's Office website as being 5'9" and 200 pounds. 
  • The radio told me this morning that the nine lowest rated World Series have been the last nine. Baseball will survive into the future but I don't understand how. 
  • If the Renee Zellweger story interested you yesterday, look at this comparison.
  • New Family Pup #2 is horrified by loud noises. Blender. Vacuum cleaner. Anything like that. It makes her take off and shake like there's no tomorrow. Any idea what could be in her past that causes a reaction like that or is that just natural for some dogs?
  • "All Around Cowboy" current standings: 1. Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas $259,262. 2. Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas $158,537. 3. Clint Robinson, Spanish Fork, Utah $88,683. I don't know why Decatur doesn't market itself as the "Cowboy Capitol of America." 
  • I heard on the radio yesterday that the very spare Florida Georgia Line band cancelled a fan "meet and greet" in Dallas because of Ebola. I can't find anything about that online.
  • For some reason, Baylor's school newspaper allowed a sports columnist to write about Muslims. Many were not pleased with his anti-Muslim generalization. 
  • "Michael Brown, the 18-year-old black man whose fatal shooting by a white police officer in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson in August touched off weeks of racially-charged rioting, had marijuana in his system, was initially shot at close range and does not appear to have been killed while running away, according to experts who reviewed the official autopsy and toxicology report." - And that's breaking news from Fox News.


Above The Fold

Bridgeport Index 9/13/1973

This may be the greatest picture in the history of ever.

(And they are still around!)

Edit: Inspiration for the girls of the B-52's?

Killer Bees!!!!

Edit: From Michael Moore's Bowling For Columbine:

What Do The Masses Know About This?

Pop Culture Emergency! What Happened To Renee Zellweger!!??

Hey, I've mentioned before how Zellweger jazzes me. Even when she was a plump Bridget Jones, still loved her. This is her . . .

Or at least it used to be. Here are some recent pictures of her. Any chance ISIS has abducted her and snuck in a plant to infiltrate liberal Hollywood?

Random Wreck That Rocked Bridgeport Back In The Day

Story from the next week:

 Also on the same page:

State of the Wise County Sheriff's Office in 1973

And another:

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts

  • Greg Abbott says as a state AG his job is to defend any challenge to any law passed by the legislature. So someone asked him if he would have defended an interracial marriage ban back in the day. He dodged the question. That's interesting. I suppose he does have to defend any law regardless of whether it is idiotic. 
  • Speaking of idiotic, Abbott is also encouraging straight ticket voting. 
  • "iPad sales are down but it's because they are too good." That's true. I bought mine two and a half years ago and it still runs flawlessly. It is difficult to justify an upgrade. 
  • The phrase "this was a wake up call" to describe a life changing event is becoming an outdated term since I doubt wake up calls in hotels happen very often anymore. People trust the alarm on their phones to wake them up. 
  • I'm seeing more residential Halloween lights. (Like Christmas lights, but orange.) 
  • Whatever happened to the "border crisis"? 
  • The City of Decatur "moving" Halloween made USA Today.
  • Last week: "Moody's Investors Service said it has downgraded to A2 from A1 the rating on the city of Decatur, Texas' tax and waterworks and sewer system surplus revenue certificates of obligation." Someone explain the impact, if any. 
  • Sports: (1) I'd bet on TCU to win the Big 12. They've got the easiest schedule the rest of the way (Kansas State at home is dangerous and be very careful about that trip to Morgantown). Win out and it is there's because there's no way Baylor will win out. (2) Hey, I won't dodge my prediction that the Cowboys would only win seven or less. I was wrong. And it doesn't help that everyone else was wrong either. (3) I probably won't watch any of the World Series. (4) I don't see DeMarco Murray staying healthy all year. (5) For those who have an interest in whether that was a correct call at the end of the Notre Dame/FSU game, this video came out yesterday. Notre Dame may have been robbed. (6) aTm and Florida are perfect examples of how things can go downhill in a hurry. 
  • That cop that shot that dog in Cleburne needs to be fired. He is a danger to society. 
  • Fox 4 had a story of a Spirit Airlines flight to DFW from Fort Lauderdale had to turn back after hitting a plane. Sean Hannity, assuming he isn't lying, posted a crazy picture of the damage. 
  • Mayor Rawlings has stopped Ebola in its tracks and "Earth cooking up record temperatures" . . . 


One Defendant Had The First Name Of "Rocksan"

Ironically, I'm betting her mother was a fan of The Police. Not a very good speller but a nice taste in music.

So Ridiculous. So Funny.

The Keene State Pumpkinfest In New Hampshire Looks Fun

Edit: Hey, we have a little comedy with a Sean Hannity wannabee . . .