- RGIII's contract is for $21 million over four years -- all guaranteed. Before the owners took the players to the cleaners in the last collective bargaining agreement, the #2 pick in the 2010 draft got a contract of five-years, $68 million contract with $40 million guaranteed.
- I heard a campaign ad on radio for Steve Winn (?) who must be in a runoff for something in Texas in a couple of weeks. The only reason I mention it was because it referred to him as "an award winning optometrist." Award winning? That's a little broad. Edit: That's Steve Nguyen candidate for Texas House District 115.
- Demographic watch continued: Fox and Friends will have . . . wait for it . . . KC and the Sunshine Band perform on Friday.
- The kid who walked to DC carrying a cross had to average 36 miles a day to get there when he did. No way he walked it all. (On some parts of the trip he had to walk in the grass when there wasn't a shoulder and it was slow going based upon news clips.)
- Dueling interviews last night: George Zimmerman was on Hannity while Justice Scalia was on Piers Morgan. I chose to record Scalia.
- You "misdemeanors can legally go to the grand jury" guys are technically correct. And a defendant can legally get cake and ice cream when he is booked in. It just doesn't happen.
- Weirdest thing this morning. I always use my phone as an alarm clock and accidentally set it for one hour later than my normal wake up time. I got up, ate breakfast, turned on TV, looked at the Internet, and didn't realize I was an hour behind until 40 minutes later. And it was the sun that tipped me off. I'm losing it.
- Nominated for the Emmy in Best Drama Series this morning: "Boardwalk Empire," "Mad Men," "Breaking Bad," "Downtown Abbey," "Game of Thrones," and "Homeland". Not one of them is on network TV.
- The head of the Mormon Church is always referred to as "Prophet, Seer, and Revelator."
- Two bizarre motorcycle accidents yesterday in Wise County: One involving a goat and one involving a maybe/maybe not hit and run driver. But the quote of the day in the Update has to be this one: "State Trooper Zeb Siebeneck said the goat had the right of way." Not saying he's wrong - just saying that's a funny way to put it.
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