Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts

  • Greg Abbott says as a state AG his job is to defend any challenge to any law passed by the legislature. So someone asked him if he would have defended an interracial marriage ban back in the day. He dodged the question. That's interesting. I suppose he does have to defend any law regardless of whether it is idiotic. 
  • Speaking of idiotic, Abbott is also encouraging straight ticket voting. 
  • "iPad sales are down but it's because they are too good." That's true. I bought mine two and a half years ago and it still runs flawlessly. It is difficult to justify an upgrade. 
  • The phrase "this was a wake up call" to describe a life changing event is becoming an outdated term since I doubt wake up calls in hotels happen very often anymore. People trust the alarm on their phones to wake them up. 
  • I'm seeing more residential Halloween lights. (Like Christmas lights, but orange.) 
  • Whatever happened to the "border crisis"? 
  • The City of Decatur "moving" Halloween made USA Today.
  • Last week: "Moody's Investors Service said it has downgraded to A2 from A1 the rating on the city of Decatur, Texas' tax and waterworks and sewer system surplus revenue certificates of obligation." Someone explain the impact, if any. 
  • Sports: (1) I'd bet on TCU to win the Big 12. They've got the easiest schedule the rest of the way (Kansas State at home is dangerous and be very careful about that trip to Morgantown). Win out and it is there's because there's no way Baylor will win out. (2) Hey, I won't dodge my prediction that the Cowboys would only win seven or less. I was wrong. And it doesn't help that everyone else was wrong either. (3) I probably won't watch any of the World Series. (4) I don't see DeMarco Murray staying healthy all year. (5) For those who have an interest in whether that was a correct call at the end of the Notre Dame/FSU game, this video came out yesterday. Notre Dame may have been robbed. (6) aTm and Florida are perfect examples of how things can go downhill in a hurry. 
  • That cop that shot that dog in Cleburne needs to be fired. He is a danger to society. 
  • Fox 4 had a story of a Spirit Airlines flight to DFW from Fort Lauderdale had to turn back after hitting a plane. Sean Hannity, assuming he isn't lying, posted a crazy picture of the damage. 
  • Mayor Rawlings has stopped Ebola in its tracks and "Earth cooking up record temperatures" . . .