Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts

  • Whatever happened to Jenny Jones and Ricki Lake?
  • BSNF BNSF is hiring 5,000 people. In this world of high tech, the old fashioned railroad keeps growing and growing. (I wonder how many of those jobs will be in north Fort Worth?)
  • I once gave a BNSF employee a ride from the 7-11 on Western Center Boulevard to the company's headquarters down the road. He claimed his car had broken down. It all turned out to be legit.
  • I'm not sure I understand the Cowboys new deal with defensive lineman Henry Melton: A one year deal for $5 million and then a three year extension of around $8 million per year if he is on the roster on the first day of the NFL season in 2015. Why not just call it a four year contract with the same amounts? The Cowboys could still cut him after the first year since football contracts aren't guaranteed.
  • Melton was originally recruited, and played, as a running back for UT. Here's a twenty yard TD run from back in the day.
  • Sean Hannity has abandoned his 24 hour I-Hate-Obama agenda to focus on the missing Malaysian flight. That's odd. (But that story is fascinating.) 
  • Odd fact: There were 21 rabbits entered for competition at the Wise County Youth Fair. (I had one week of rabbit raising experience in 2013). 
  • "You'll want to watch this incredible two-man golf trick shot over and over again"
  • There will be 2,000 volunteers working the Final Four at Jerry World. (The current March Madness TV contract cost Turner and CBS an average of over 3/4 of a billion dollars a year. That much money being thrown around and volunteers are needed? This isn't a charity event.)
  • By September, Texas will only have six abortion clinics.
  • I don't care anything about Decatur High School baseball but somehow I became aware last night that in the top of the 7th they were tied with Gainesville but in trouble: They faced bases loaded with no outs. Somehow they got out of that only to win it with a walkoff homer in the bottom of the inning. I would have liked to have seen that. 
  • You have about 24 hours to sign up for the Liberally Lean Pick 'Em Tourney.
  • Fox 4's Good Day on the ridiculous Big Hoss video board this morning. 
  • Supreme Court ages: Liberal Ruth Bader Ginsburg (81), Conservative Antonin Scalia (78), Moderate Anthony Kennedy (77), and Left leaning Stephen Breyer (75). A conservative two term Republican president could make that one right wing court for years and years to come. 
  • Charles Tolliver is listed in the death notices in the Update. Is that Billy Joe's dad?