- This Swine Flu stuff is driving me absolutely nuts -- especially with news this morning that there has now been a "confirmed" death. Hey, the number of deaths in the U.S. from the regular flu is 36,000 a year!
- Read that first bullet point again and mention it to someone.
- The Drudge Report's bold headline this morning ominously reads: "First Dead."
- Cleburne High School shut down this morning even though Swine Flu had not been confirmed in the illness of four students.
- I'll swear I saw the following graphic about the Swine Flue at the bottom of the screen on Larry King Live last night: "Breaking News: Is World In Peril?"
- Today's issue of the Messenger (which still oddly has "Thursday" in it's masthead) has a list of indictments from the most recent meeting of the grand jury. I don't know what's going on, but there are a ton of them for the second month in a row.
- Fox is not covering Obama's press conference tonight on its regular entertainment channel. Really can't blame them for that.
- I had three comments the other day that this little blog has become stale and boring (tell me about it -- I'm stale and boring.) Oddly, they were all posted by people that read"Random Thoughts" within its first hour after being uploaded.
- Wise County is clearly one the most conservative counties in the nation. I think we forget that the rest of the country does not think like most of us.
- Do seemingly normal people that take extravagant vacations also spend every dime they make?
- Even though I run all the time, I rarely do any other type of exercise. I wiped the dust off my Bowflex this weekend and immediately remembered why.
- Hal Jay of WBAP was talking to a national reporter in Mexico this morning who had no accent whatsoever. He told her, "You guys have a beautiful country." Her reply, "I'm from Texas."
- Someone wrote "Bite Donna" in the dust on my back windshield.
- One of the best things I ever did was going to work for a large Dallas law firm right out of law school. I quickly decided that I was not going to spend my life that way.
- I watched Sean Hannity say on TV that he would be waterboarded "for charity." Wait, let me put it in Hannity terms: "Sure," Hannity said. "I'll do it for charity ... I'll do it for the troops' families." Now MSNBC's Keith Olbermann is really putting the pressure on him to do it -- offering $1,000 a second for the experiment.
- An election I can't vote in but desperately want to be over: The Dallas Convention Center hotel.
- My prediction about the Mavericks was horribly wrong. And I didn't watch a single minute of the playoff series.
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