Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts

  • That NBA reaction to Sterling came with lynch mob speed. We learned of his remarks on Saturday and the hammer is brought down on Tuesday. Have we ever seen a league reaction like that? 
  • And make no mistake, the NBA is not acting out of social justice. It's about the almighty dollar. They were on the verge of a player revolt and advertisers were backing out at a rapid speed. They saw their empire crumbling.
  • On Monday Mark Cuban says he wasn't sure about punishing Sterling for his private speech because it would be a "slippery slope." Less than 24 hours later he supported the decision to ban Sterling "100%".
  • Now a kid in North Fort Worth has been bitten by a rapid rabid skunk. {Edit: Although he probably was rapid as well.]
  • Hey, Nemesis: Matt Garza Martin Perez [Edit: Dogpile deserved.] gave up 8 hits and 8 earned runs in 4 2/3 innings last night. With Yu Darvish having his shortest start ever the night before, is the landslide finally about to happen?
  • The Sophomore In The House told me last night that I had to wear pink today. Why? She said it was the tenth anniversary of Mean Girls. (I'm afraid I let her down.)
  • I mentioned yesterday a Wise County JP who had been late to set bonds on inmates and within thirty minutes someone commented asking what my point was and that "Nancy Pelosi is a blithering idiot." I'm putting that guy in the Liberally Lean Hall Of Fame For Nonlinear Thinking. 
  • The Terri Johnson tribute video is touching but I'm not sure about the $25 price to buy it or download an HD version. Where does that money go?
  • And yesterday, the Messenger received some Facebook heat for mentioning in the Update that "Friends of the Johnson family have started a fund to hire domestic help to assist Johnson’s husband and sons with cleaning, laundry etc."  
  • Vaguely remember the Texas Tech chess team coach who left the school taking the whole team with her. We learned yesterday that she departed after her demand for $250,000 salary and $150,000 for her husband (also a coach) was rejected. She left and took the team to Webster University in St. Louis which has since won two straight national titles. Checkmate? 
  • Oklahoma screwed up an execution last night where (stay with me here) the inmate died. As crazy as this sounds, it's incompetence like this which will lead to the abolition of the death penalty.
  • Rick Perry was baptized in an "historic creek." I'm trying to confirm that afterwards a voice was heard saying, "This is my Governor; with him even I do not understand the Texas electorate."