Random Friday Morning Thoughts

  • "Your mail is going everywhere, but I'm tracking it down. I've got your back." -- Decatur mailman to me in the courthouse hallway yesterday. But I'm not really sure what he is talking about.
  • Heard reports that a deputy had his radio mic open in one of the Wise County courthouse offices a few days ago which prompted a conversation amongst four or five employees to be broadcast county wide.
  • It was the 35th Anniversary of Wichita Falls tornado yesterday. I remember where I was later that night: In a storm cellar (or a fallout shelter -- I'm not really sure what it was built for.)
  • "Iraq poised to legalize marriage for girls as young as 9".  We love bringing democracy to other countries but are horrified when they exercise it in a way that we don't agree with. 
  • I've only watched a few minutes, literally, of The Colbert Report -- the guy who is getting David Letterman's slot. Because of my lack of interest, I had no idea he was doing a "character".
  • "Ten people - including five teenagers - have perished after a tour bus carrying high school students collided with a FedEx truck in a horrific fiery crash in Northern California on Thursday." Good grief. 
  • I hate the USA Today's web site. It's like a page hovering over a page and some video commercial will ultimately fire up. 
  • Mrs. LL bought the little Google's Chromecast gadget, but I'm still not sure how it works. She sure was giddy, however, of being to broadcast a video from her phone onto the TV with the greatest of ease. 
  • "The NBA issued a two-game suspension to Dallas Mavericks public-address announcer Sean Heath due to tweets criticizing officiating." Is this Russia, Danny?
  • Today is the 20th anniversary of the official opening of the The Ballpark in Arlington. I was reminded this morning that a lady fell over the railing that day and plunged about 30 something feet. She didn't die but broke a few bones. WFAA tracked her down four years ago. 
  • I finally watched half of that Discovery Channel show on the Wylie Axe Murderer. It was horrible. The One Act Play group at Krum High (no offense) could have done a better job. 
  • Man, I missed Jeb Bush's remarks about some illegal immigrants who come here to join their families: "Yes, they broke the law, but it’s not a felony. It’s an act of love." The Far Right isn't going to let him get away with that, are they? 
  • What? There's news about Kathleen Sebelius? Hadn't heard a thing.
  • "Chico Mayor J.D. Clark was named 2013 Small Community Library Advocate of the Year by the Texas Library Association and Small Communities Library Round Table." If we don't hear from the DF J.D. Clark on this, I'll be disappointed. 
  • A guy gets caught taking "upskirt" photos at a Target in Rockwall and then tells police, “I was actually about to go meet my probation officer for my sex addiction class.” Wheels. Are. Off.