Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts

  • I'm hearing there was a talk-of-the-town basis for the firing of an administrative staff member of the Chico ISD yesterday. 
  • Big story on Fox 4 last night about a federal drug bust in connection with an "after hours" club.  I'm not real sure all of those kids deserve federal charges but what really got my attention is that it was all associated with  (1) an 18 and over club, (2) that opened at -- good grief --  3:00 a.m., (3) at what is a nude dancing establishment during other hours. 
  • And a weird connection: One of the kids indicted was the boyfriend of the girl who went missing from the Legacy Shops in Plano.
  • Prosecutors in the case of ex-JP accused of murdering Kaufman prosecutors made a big deal yesterday about the "arsenal" of weapons that he possessed. Does that have any impact? People in the Northeast are freaked out about guns, but I suspect some of my Wise County friends have their own "arsenal", and it doesn't bother me one iota.  (Well, maybe some of them with an arsenal bother me.)
  • They also presented evidence that he had googled the names of the special prosecutors in the pending case. Uh, who wouldn't? 
  • Yes, it creeps me out that the Sixteen Year Old In The House can drive but, man, does it have some advantages. 
  • "Don't you fall for that pouty face!" - Mrs. LL to me often once the Kids In The House try to persuade me.
  • I continue my rant about Medical Examiners. A Fort Worth cop was suspended yesterday for thirty days for a 2012 vehicle collision. According to the Star-Telegram, the ME "ruled [the other person's] death an accident caused by complications of multiple traumatic injuries." Wait a second. "Accident"?  Hey, the only thing a doctor can determine is that a body quit functioning because of a body part became injured or stopped functioning. How a vehicle collision occurs is out of his area of expertise. How does he know it was an "accident" (not a crime) or was the result of negligent or reckless conduct (which are crimes)?  (By the way, the cop, rightly or wrongly, was indicted on a manslaughter charge which means the prosecutors believe the officer engaged in reckless conduct. That's a "homicide", not an "accident", by definition.) 
  • The Ticket had a discussion today about the iconic song, "Do They Know It's Christmas?" Very awkward line sung by Bono in there: "Well, tonight thank God it's them instead of you." 
  • Man, I was right about all the Representatives trying to think of a zinger for a five second sound bite in yesterday's Jonathan Gruber hearing. The winner goes to the very unoriginal and embarrassing Darrell Issa of California: "Are you stupid?" 
  • The Senate's report on torture should embarrass all of us. 
  • Uh, oh. The Update misidentified one of the motorcycle groups involved in the Toy Run fight! It was the "Lost Riders" instead of the "Road Dogs".  If the Road Dogs show up for a confrontation in front of the Messenger like the ending scene in Wild Hogs, I'll be all over it.