Random Thursday Morning Thoughts

  • A Texas jury acquitted the guy of murdering a drunk driver who killed his two sons. I questioned the legal defense of "I didn't do it" the other day. That was dumb on my part. When I finally looked into it, the prosecution had basically no proof. (Then again, a jury is much more inclined to find a "reasonable doubt" when they don't care that much about the alleged crime.)
  • Probably my weirdest nemesis is the Josh-Gordon-Is-Not-The-Best-Receiver-In-The-NFL nemesis. Dude
  • I'm pretty sure I saw a fire truck with lights on turn down the Decatur high school entryway this morning. 
  • I finally went through the traffic roundabout they put in at Harmon and 287 (Harmon is the last exit before you hit I-35 going into Fort Worth.)  Who came up with that idea? We aren't smart enough to handle that. 
  • Traffic was shut down on I-30 and Beach east of downtown Fort Worth yesterday afternoon after someone jumped off the bridge into traffic. This morning we learned it was a 17 year old high school girl. Good lord. 
  • While talking to the Wise County DA yesterday he tells me, "By the way, we've got our online Fantasy Football draft at seven o'clock tomorrow." Sheesh! Short notice!  Just another example of the government pushing the common man around. 
  • You probably have to be weird to listen to this (I did), but if you want to listen to a moderately conservative appellate judge (Reagan appointee Richard Posner of the Seventh Circuit) absolutely brutalize Wisconsin Assistant Attorney General Timothy Samuelson on Tuesday during oral arguments about Wisconsin's ban on same-sex marriage, listen to this. I was cringing. (From a legal background, all you need to know is that the "Loving case" is a reference to the Supreme Court case striking down a ban on interracial marriage.) Note to future legal advocates of a ban on same sex marriage, if a judge asks you why it is justified, do not say, "Tradition."
  • I got sucked into the Abilene Christian/Georgia State game last night on ESPNU which was wildly entertaining. And Bridgeport's Jace Hudson had a touchdown catch (video).
  • Me in January of 2009: "I don't buy the 'President Bush has kept us safe since 9/11' line. If some terrorist wanted to cross the Mexican border and set off a bomb in a Las Vegas casino, it could be done tomorrow." Fox News headline today: "Al Qaeda magazine hints of looming attack; urges bombing of Vegas".
  • I'm insane now: A picture of a covered RG3 statute statue [edit: I use "statute" way too much] posted by the twitter account of Baylor Stadium (yep, a stadium has its own twitter account) who throws down some pretty funny comedy. 
  • The Star-Telegram has a big story today of how a barge has been brought in to suck water out of Lake Bridgeport. (Complete with photos and a video.)  It's located just south of Twin Hills.