- For some reason yesterday, I thought about the "Hands Across America" bit that occurred in the 1980s. The concept was that on a particular date and time a human hand to hand chain would be formed that stretched from the east coast to the west coast. (I was actually shamed out of my car and took part in it in Rhome.)
- Another Facebook beating: "Most are afraid to do this, but if you believe [insert dramatic social or religious themed stuff] then you'll repost this." Sheesh.
- If you spend one second saying or writing, "I don't care what people say" then you ridiculously just admitted that you "care what people say."
- I don't think Newt's ex-wife's "open marriage" allegation will hurt him at all. Anything an ex-wife (or ex-husband) says about the ex-spouse just doesn't carry a lot of weight with the public. Plus, after 18 years of marriage, I think he was basically asking for a divorce.
- Newt's the smartest one of the four remaining candidates. Mitt will say anything to get elected. Santorum's an absolute nutcase who is trying to hide it. And I'd vote for Ron Paul over the other three.
- And the only time I almost crashed my TV screen during the debate last night was when Mitt bragged how "80% of the time" when he appointed judges while governor of Massachusetts "they were prosecutors." Sir, if you only knew.
- Inauguration Day is one year from today.
- The Update today mentions the Commissioners Court refusing to pay for a paint job of Constable Tom Bishop's truck. That may be the most interesting story in tomorrow's Messenger, but you can read the more candid behind the scenes report here.
- A faithful reader suggested this shock-the-conservatives Random Girl pic (which was actually first shown on Conan.)
- Urban Outfitters is coming to West 7th in Fort Worth which is supposed to be a big deal. (I can't remember the last time I went clothes shopping.)
- My left eyelid has been twitching.
- I saw a Corvette on the square in Decatur yesterday which had customized Purple Heart license plates that read "VIETNM".
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