Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts

  • One story buried in the Fox 4 newscast last night was that a Farmer's Branch boy had been bitten by a rabid skunk. Not just potentially rapid. The thing has tested positive for rabies. Isn't that a big deal? 
  • Got word yesterday that a Justice of the Peace who didn't get to the jail until mid-afternoon to set bonds for inmates who had been arrested the night before. (And, no, it had nothing to do with the Terri Johnson tragedy.) Yeah, I know you don't care about inmates, but there are a bunch of family members who are inconvenienced when someone is six hours late. And Sheriff's Office personnel are inconvenienced as well. This is a continuing problem. 
  • A mass shooting at a Fed Ex building near Atlanta this morning but with a twist. Six were injured but the only one dead is the gunman. 
  • The Supreme Court will hear arguments today whether the cops can search your phone without a warrant. The standard has always been whether an individual has a "reasonable expectation of privacy" in the thing that was searched before the search can be declared illegal. Man, my "reasonable expectations" have dramatically changed over the years when it comes to electronic communications. 
  • Sports: (1) Former Longhorn great Earl Thomas just signed a $40 million extension with the Seahawks with a guaranteed $27.7 million. That's a ton of guaranteed money for the NFL. (2) I've heard "Cowboys expert" Bryan Broaddus a few times on The Fan and he always makes me want to scream because he won't say anything worthwhile. I finally figure out why: He works for DallasCowboys.com which means he works for a media company hired by the Cowboys which pretty much means he works for the Cowboys. (3) Tony Romo and Jason Witten were on the first row of the Mav's game last night catching lots of camera time. Romo has been acting like Johnny Football this off-season. (4) Speaking of, it would be fantastic if the Cowboys were able to land Manziel. I don't care what it costs or how it impacts the team. I'm talking about entertainment. (5) Man, I'm already tired of this Clippers-Owner-is-A-Racist story.
  • "Jury gives Fort Worth man 5 years probation in choking death." That case sounds like a mess, but I'm surprised that the story says the defendant had appealed the case. If he wants the case reversed and an acquittal entered, fine. If he wants a retrial, he's an idiot. 
  • Mrs. LL and I watched a little of Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back last night. Man, that cast of characters was an A List then and even moreso now.  
  • HBO had an Ann Richards documentary on last night. I've got it recorded, and it sounds great. 
  • Toyota announced yesterday that it was moving 3,000 jobs to Plano and some are giving Gov. Rick Perry credit since he had gone to California last year to solicit business. Any chance he got word that the Toyota move was imminent so he made the trip to set up a credit grab?
  • Edie Brickell is looking both old and kind of hot . . .