Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts

  • In between breaks at The Ticket in the morning, I jump over to WBAP or 660AM. So what did I hear today in light of Ferguson?  WBAP's Hal Jay said that there will "never" be "mutual respect" between races, and Mark Davis said that St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher was "idiotic" and "moronic" for not disciplining his players for doing a "hands up, don't shoot" sign last Sunday. It made me feel like I listening to a secret Klan rally in code. 
  • White, privileged people over 50 having hot opinions about how black people "need to act" probably might want to throttle it back a bit. 
  • Mrs. LL claimed last night that I took her to Taco Cabana on "date night" a few years back.  I'm worried she might be right. Side note: Taco Cabana is not that bad.
  • The Elf on the Shelf decided to toilet paper the Christmas Tree last night.
  • "Police say Austin shooter McQuilliams was in a violent white Christian terrorist movement, the Phineas Priesthood.' (Credit: Bud Kennedy).
  • A GOP staffer was forced to resign after criticizing the President's children appearance during a photo op. She said they showed a lack of “class” and dressing as if they were angling for a “spot at a bar”. The staffer, by the way, was once arrested for larceny during her own “awful teen years.”
  • Anyone see Bruce Springsteen fill in for Bono as U2 performed two songs in Times Square last night on ESPN? The guy needs to slow down his cadence. I thought I saw The Edge trying to reel him in and Mrs. LL later confirmed it. #AmIAlsoAMusicGenious?
  • Sports: (1) Either Baylor or TCU will get into the final four. But for the life of me, I don't know which one. (2) The Big 12's "One True Champion" motto, which they have been promoting since the summer, is embarrassing considering the conference will not take a position if Baylor and TCU win out. (3) Odd twist of events: What if Baylor beats K-State with a backup quarterback? Does that launch them into the Final Four because they accomplished that without Bryce Petty? (3A) Everyone is dogging Baylor this morning for hiring a PR firm for this final football regular season week. Why?  It's just advertising your brand. (4) My seven wins or less for the Cowboys was probably closer than what I originally believed. (5) Tried to watch Mark Cuban on Real Sports while everyone was still awake but the classless guy kept dropping F Bombs. But at least I got to see them make fun of him for doing pre-game press conferences on a Stair Master. 
  • Cuban, by the way, is doing "Low-T" radio commercials these days. My snake oil theory has been confirmed beyond my wildest dreams.
  • A 15 year old from Chico is mentioned today in the Update's obits. Did I miss something? 
  • I'm always stunned that out-of-town-lawyers have animated and loud conversations with their clients in the hallways of the Wise County Courthouse. And I do a lot of eye-rolling when I hear the substance of those conversations. 
  • I had forgotten that the JP on trial for murdering two prosecutors and one of their wives was a disbarred lawyer