Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts

  • Former Bridgeport coach V.M. Hill died yesterday.  I'm not sure I ever both feared and respected a coach as much as him. (He retired in the 1970s after coaching the 7th grade team and 8th grade team to undefeated seasons.) 
  • Texas Republicans, you so crazy: Wacko Dan Patrick seeks to oust David Dewhurst as Lieutenant Governor. But Patrick supported Dewhurst last year in his battle for the U.S. Senate against Ted Cruz. Now Patrick challenges Dewhurst for Lieutenant Governor and this weekend announced he supports Cruz for President calling him "Reaganesque".
  • The Chief Justice of the Texas Supreme Court will step down  because of "personal financial pressures" although he said, “I’m going to move on to some new challenges, though I’m not sure what yet.”  That makes absolutely no sense. 
  • When I was in high school, I was at the girl's varsity basketball game when I saw one of our Bridgeport players launch an air ball. I instantly said, "That girl is awful" only to discover her little sister was in front of me as she wheeled around and gave me a glare. I still remember to this day the panic I felt and the only thing I could think of to say was, "But she tries hard." 
  • Mrs. LL had a mini family reunion in San Antonio this weekend and rented a house. She also took the Family Pup who managed to escape while everyone was out for the day.  She got an email advising her that she had been found. Lucky. 
  • Baseball notes: (1) We hate C.J. Wilson, but is 10-1 with 2.79 ERA in his last 15 starts. (2) Official Liberally Lean guy Chris Davis has 47 home runs, (3) The Rangers are 2.5 games from missing the playoffs completely. Edit: I'm wrong on the last one.  Baltimore is the last one out in the wild card right now at 73-63. Oakland and Texas are at 79-58 (with the other wildcard spot going to Tampa Bay at 76-51.)
  • I've ranted against the silly Improper Photography statute for years and finally, last week, an appellate court out of San Antonio held it to be unconstitutional on its face.  (Former Williamson County DA John Bradley and I got into an online argument about it but couldn't find it.) 
  • That awful case on the coast involving the Boyd girl that I wrote about last week ended up on Fox 4 and the cover of the Wise County Messenger. I think both of them learned about it here. 
  • Edit: Forgot to mention that Harris County DA Mike Anderson, 57, died over the weekend. He sent out an email in May to his staff notifying them that he had cancer. And was certainly was the aggressive kine: He was in hospice care at the time of his death.