- The CDC now says that closing schools is not necessary (so reports the New York Times this morning) and that the swine flu is no more severe than seasonal flu. Bottom line: The next time the CDC says the sky is falling, we'll tend not to believe them.
- Decatur ISD officials will meet at 10:00 a.m. this morning to decide whether to extend the school closings. I bet they open them back up --- Decatur ISD has been the most sensible district in this time of double fake crisis.
- How Liberty and Tyranny by Mark Levin, who is the most ridiculous of conservative talk show hosts (hard at 5:00 p.m. on KLIF), is #1 on the New York Times best seller list is beyond me.
- Someone asked me yesterday why I follow/listen to public figures that irritate me to no end (i.e. Sean Hannity, Ann Curry, etc.) I don't know why, but I enjoy getting irritated.
- In the first sentence above, does the period go inside the ")" or out? Or did I need an extra period outside the closing parenthesis?
- The Fox 4 videographer who was inside the collapsing Cowboys' training facility is the same guy (Larry Rodriguez) that sued former Ranger's pitcher Kenny Rogers for "attacking" him before a game. He also sued the Rangers over the incident.
- I had no idea that the Cowboys' staff member had a "severed spine" before I made a comment yesterday that it was premature to say he was "permanently paralyzed." I felt bad about that all day.
- When I look at wedding announcements in the paper, I tend to study the picture and predict whether or not I think they will last.
- I keep hearing rumors of a Wise County school scandal -- but that's all I know.
- I wouldn't watch it anyway, but the NBA is doing itself no favors by starting the Denver/Dallas playoff game at 9:30 p.m. Central Time.
- The S&P 500 is now up for the year. I told you Obama would bring changey change change.
- This opening sentence doesn't make you feel too confident about the Tarrant County Medical Examiner's office: "FORT WORTH — A 66-year-old Houston area man whose death had been ruled the result of a Fort Worth auto accident was determined to be a homicide victim after a Houston funeral home found part of a bullet jacket lodged in the man’s cheek, the Tarrant County medical examiner said."
- Fox 4's Chip Wagner might want to reconsider the sweater vest look.
- Drives me insane: The U.S. Army will pay Stewart-Haas Racing $11.6 million to sponsor Ryan Newman's car for 23 races this season
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