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Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts

  • I thought I saw a report of a serious injury at the always wheels off "Rednecks With Paychecks" event in Saint Jo over the weekend, but now I can't find anything on it. 
  • I'm hearing a rumor that a well know Decatur resident might be a cat hoarder which is making those in authority really uncomfortable. There's even a video. 
  • Want me to defend the President's coffee-in-hand salute? Uh, let me get back to you on that one. 
  • Some individual on the courthouse square working on remodeling an office yesterday needed some type of emergency medical care due to injury or health issues. Man, lots of emergency folks show up. I counted two ambulances, a fire truck, and a passenger truck. 
  • I'm not saying this girl arrested for DWI in Denton looks drunk, but she looks a little drunk. And what's up with the diamond tattoo? 
  • No one can surpass America in science and technology. What's that? India just put a satellite in the orbit of MarsAnd that was on their first attempt? 
  • I don't think I've ever seen this picture of LBJ and Nixon in an elevator after the 1968 elections. Love LBJ's reflections in the mirrors. 
  • I learned that the felony assault case last week in Wise County involved the defendant turning down a plea bargain offer of "time served" with a reduction to a misdemeanor. He rejected the offer and successfully rolled the dice even though he could have been sentenced to 10 years in prison. That's a tense part of criminal defense law: The lawyer can only make a recommendation. It is the client who has absolute control over whether to accept a plea or take a case to trial. 
  • Me on March 24th: "The producer of the Mark Davis Show [radio] promotes her teenage daughter's singing career like its her only hope. I hope she throws in a 'Honey, this might not work out' every now and then." Well, last night the daughter appeared on The Voice and got rave reviews. 
  • Sports: (1) I had a hard time watching Florida/Alabama last Saturday. Sabin and Kiffin on one side, and Muschamp on the other. Jerks to the left me. Jokers to the right.  (2) The Mavs introduced new special jerseys yesterday at a press conference which depicted the Dallas skyline. But they forgot  to put Reunion Tower on it. Don't worry. Cuban's still a genius, right? (3). The Mavs also used the opportunity to introduce the new players -- you know, guys who are so loyal that they bounce around from team to team based upon the size of paychecks. Cuban, at the front table, when it came his time to speak simply said,  “I just want to kick every one else's ass and win again." Always classy. I root for so much failure on him. (4) Mo Claiborne walked out of Valley Ranch yesterday after being demoted? That place is like Days Of Our Lives. (5) Hey, LSU Defender from yesterday: The tailgating was a fantastic atmosphere but inside the stadium was dead. The Wall Street Journal had an article last fall about how today's always-electronically-connected students across the nation are becoming disintered in actually attending games. We are slow to recognize changes like that. (6) The Rangers have won 10 of 11? That must be some type of mystical gift to my Baseball Nemesis from the first of the season. (7) I've never attended a Decatur volleyball game but it sounds more exciting than 99% of MLB or NBA games. They beat highly ranked Argyle last night. 
  • The Musers on The Ticket had a Breaking Bad discussion this morning where Junior said he hated Walt. I don't understand that. I loved Walt and rooted for him. 
  • I never, ever watch the late night variety talk shows. I have no interest whatsoever. 
  • Some Dallas private tour bus company has a "wrap" around the bus which includes JFK's photo with a caption alongside it that reads, "Big things happen here." Really. 
  • "For years?" (below). Sheesh. Conservative Ron Paul said in a 2007 presidential debate,  "Have you ever read about the reasons they attacked us? They attack us because we've been over there. We've been bombing Iraq for 10 years."