Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts

  • "Is anyone out there who really believes they are going to get one of them stimulus checks." - Gov. Rick Perry acting country (as heard on NPR this morning.)
  • I'm halfway through 1776. I went into it with a little hesitation but it's absolutely great. I'm currently up to August of that year and, although I don't want to sound pessimistic, it looks like the British are going to win that war.
  • When I was growing up, it seemed schools were more interested in teaching Texas history than American history.
  • Funny exchange yesterday:
Prosecutor: "Those better not be the facts [of this criminal case] --- that would really offend me." Defense lawyer beside me (laughing): "We certainly couldn't have that happen." Me (smiling): "Yeah, we sure couldn't." Prosecutor: "Watch it, Green." Me: "Hey, he said it first. Why are you jumping on me?"
  • I'm not sure what happened on The Bachelor since I never watch it, but it's got everybody riled up.
  • It's "spring forward" weekend. Ugh.
  • You never hear anyone refer to the joys of raising a teenager or referring to a teenage as "a blessing."
  • I had a bull rider's wife once tell me that I she thought I could have been a bull rider. (Not making that up.)
  • Fox 4 had a story of six TWU students being arrested for hazing. The allegations were "some slapping" and releasing an odor that "made some of the girls sick." We are arresting people for that?
  • You would think Time and Newsweek would survive. There's just so much information out there that it's nice to have it wrapped up nicely in a weekly package.
  • I've got a pimple that won't go away. I'm this close to taking a needle to it. Developing . . . .
  • They've been stringing an ugly electrical line across 287 just south of Decatur for days.
  • Half Marathon thought: Every lady watching the race from her high tone home was also holding a little dog wrapped in a blanket.
  • Jon Stewart on The Daily Show a couple of nights ago: "Just over three years ago, the Republicans controlled the Presidency and both houses of Congress. Today....they control 1/4 of The View."
  • Fascinating new Supreme Court case heard yesterday: A jury rules against a guy to the tune of $50 million. He then spends $3 million on the campaign of a guy running for judge on the only appellate court. New judge wins. The court hears the appeal of the $50 million case and votes to overturn it 3-2 with new judge in the majority. You can read about it in the aptly named article, Cash Bar.