Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts

  • Ted Cruz said yesterday that Net Neutrality was "Obamacare for the Internet." You guys proud of that? (Or maybe he isn't wildly confused and uniformed but is simply coming around on Obamacare?)
  • That oft reported number of veteran suicides occurring at a rate of 22 a day seems high. And if it it is true, how is that not a national emergency? I'm mean, compare that to Ebola in the U.S.
  • Were post WWII or Vietnam suicide rates equally as high? 
  • Most underrated memorial in D.C.: Korean War Memorial. Haunting. 
  • Saw a house yesterday with outdoor Christmas lights up. I mean full-throttle Christmas lights. 
  • I forgot to mention the question I had posed to me late last week by many individuals: "Why in the world do you have two new car batteries just sitting around?" 
  • Very Random Thought: The words of Dr. Seuss and Yoda bugged me at about the same level.
  • Someone wrote yesterday that I "couldn't keep a job" as a prosecutor. Might want to check your history books. That was two undefeated terms, sir. As a Democrat. In Wise County. People sit around the campfire talking about that!!
  • Kinda sports: Mrs. LL wants to marry WVU quarterback Clint Trickett. After much deliberation, I'll allow it. 
  • Who should be ranked higher: Baylor or TCU? Consider this quote after Baylor beat TCU: “We didn't think we could stop them." – TCU coach Gary Patterson, on why he went for it on fourth down late in the game. (But, I'll admit, the rankings dilemma is a heck of a debate.)
  • "Duncanville Teen With Cancer Shot and Killed" is a headline that's hard to get your head around. 
  • And there's so much news from Duncanville ISD (teacher fired for twitter rant) that former Fox 4 reporter and now Duncanville ISD spokesperson Lari Barager made an appearance on Fox 4 last night. 
  • I had no idea that the minister at United Methodist in Decatur is named Brian Bosworth. They have to call him "The Boz", right?
  • Not to sound like Hints from Heloise, but the trick of wiping down the stainless steel 'fridge with baby oil after it is cleaned is the greatest helpful hint ever. 
  • Stephen King has just released his 63rd book. Quality? Quantity? Both? Neither? (Well, I guess it is definitely quantity.) 
  • Looking back on one of the Indexes I posted yesterday, I saw they had a "who checked into/out of the hospital" report. That's just amazing. But the Update did it in the 1990s. 
  • Regarding the front page below: If those officials in Fort Worth had simply walked away from that fireball with a cool strut, they'd look just like Antonio Banderas and Salma Hayek in Desperado. Really!