Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts

  • I finally got to watch some of the news coverage (and speculation) about the missing Malaysian jet. This is one of the most fascinating mysteries I've ever seen. 
  • Shyster Kevin Trudeau has received a 10 year federal prison sentence. I couldn't be happier. 
  • A Grapevine man fell into the Grand Canyon over the weekend and died.
  • Coolest thing about the Spring Break vacation: We stayed in a "tree house" where three of the walls were screens. Worst part: Despite a ton of bug spray, jungle bugs will bite you. 
  • A County Court judge over in Denton won re-election by 29 votes, but his challenger has requested a manual recount. 
  • Still time to sign up for the Liberally Lean Pick 'Em Tourney.  (I don't know why Yahoo! makes you verify you identify via cell phone -- seems stupid to me, too.)
  • See a dog run around in a football uniform
  • Want to run 50 miles in the LBJ Grasslands beginning at 6:00 a.m. on Saturday? 
  • If Russia wants Crimea, it'll take Crimea. 
  • There currently may not be a bigger beating than driving from Wise County to Northeast Mall. There's the I-35 construction and then the Loop 820 construction. 
  • Anyone else cringe when they hear a Texas Motor Speedway commercial where they reference both the "Duck Commander 500" and the "Big Hoss" video board?
  • Texas Monthly, beginning tomorrow, will publish a series of articles online about the 1982 Lake Waco Murders.  That was a crazy case of a bunch of kids killed due to mistaken identity and then a cluster of criminal trials that followed (one that ended in an acquittal upon a retrial on a change of venue to Tarrant County.)  I once read a book about the case named Careless Whispers  by Carlton Stowers. (Yeah, cue Wham!)
  • Mrs. LL grounded the Fifth Grader in the House last night and you would have thought, based upon the reaction, that she just got sentenced to TDC. 
  • What has happened to Fox's Megyn Kelly? ("Hey, Now" photo) When she used to be a guest on Hannity or O'Reilly, she was a voice of reason. Now she acts more like Nancy Grace. 
  • With Lake Bridgeport a shocking 21 feet low and what looks to be a dry Spring, will the Tarrant County Water Board open the gates this Summer to keep Eagle Mountain Lake full?
  • Wendy Davis is within seven points of Greg Abbott. She won't win, but it's further proof of the changing politics of the state. 
  • The Ticket talked about the game "Thumbs up, Seven Up" today. I had never heard of that. 
  • Vince Vaughn just bought ex-USC coach Lane Kiffin's house for $6.5 million.