Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts

  • Guess whether the Senate or the House took the time to vote last night on a proclamation that "In God We Trust" is still the official motto of the U.S.? Guess which news organization led with the "American people can rest assured" after the vote? Easy answer.
  • There's a criminal trial going on in Decatur for Felon in Possession of a Firearm, and it sounds as though he possessed the gun in his home. To me, that means the guy simply failed to wait long enough. (He could legally possess a gun in his home five years after being released from parole. Edit for source: Texas Penal Code 46.04(a).)
  • I think I'm the only person who thought Bank Of America's proposed (then dropped) policy of charging $5 a month to use your debit card for purchases wasn't all that unreasonable. If given the choice of not having that function or paying $5, I'd pay the $5.
  • Saw in the obituaries that Tyler Trey Reasoner, 28, of Bridgeport died. His brother died six years ago in a four person fatality wreck in Decatur. 
  • Prediction: One of the GOP candidates will call out Rick Perry on his immigration policy after the death of the Carrollton girl at the alleged hands of an the illegal alien.
  • I laughed at a commercial for the new Muppets movie when it had of them in a group shot,  reacting with their mouths wide open, to the announcer asking, "You realize you guys aren't famous anymore, right?"
  • Sports: Play by Play man Babe Laufenberg said on The Fan yesterday that the Cincinnati Bengals offered the Cowboys a first round draft pick last year for TE Martellus Bennett and Dallas turned it down. Really? Wow. 
  • When all is said and done, the Herman Cain sexual harassment "scandal" may be the best thing to happen to him. He's getting a ton of free press at this critical time in the campaign. (But it'll get interesting if one of the ladies gets out of the confidentially agreement as she wants per her lawyer who was on CNN last night.)
  • I don't know how many people are interested in Houston DA elections, a runaway grand jury, and crazy politics, but I found this to be good stuff.
  • The Decatur Eagles: Still unbeaten. Still not in the AP Top Ten. 
  • Funny: The one of the Occupy Dallas people unplugged the lights on the Fox 4 live remote crew this morning after being disturbed from sleep. 
  • Non-story of the day: TCU official calls campaign sign of Graham "Cracker" McMillan potentially offensive although no one else on campus seems to care. Then again, the campus could be described as 98% cracker.
  • Justin Bieber might be a Baby Daddy. But apparently the mother forgot to think about Bieber being underage at the time of conception.