Random Thursday Morning Thoughts

  • Can we tap the brakes on calling Jessica Liesmann, the "Mama Bear" who accosted the guy who hit her minivan yesterday in Dallas on live TV, a "hero."  Your first reaction when you get hit by a car is to immediately go beat the other driver?  She didn't look like she was protecting her child, she looked like she was just pissed off. 
  • She's lucky she wasn't killed by confronting him. (He had a gun in the car.)
  • And a GoFundMe account (Edit: And a Tilt account) has been set up to raise money to replace her van.  I bet it will reach an astronomical amount.  That is, unless we hear something about her background that makes the average North Texan turn on her. And we all know that doesn't take much. 
  • The heat is picking up on the guy who killed three Muslim North Carolina students over a "parking lot dispute." I guess they just happened to be Muslim, but police are looking into it. 
  • Vermont Teddy Bears is promoting a "Fifty Shades of Grey" edition for Valentines
  • Someone emailed me and asked me the origin of the lightning bolts on the Wise County Sheriff's Office decal. Anyone have the history on that?
  • The Texas Legislature today is having a hearing today on Open Carry and nutcase Kory Watkins from Tarrant County Open Carry is there. Opponents of the bill should just point him out and ask, "You want a guy like that carrying an open handgun into Taco Bell?"  Edit: The hearing might just be about concealed carry on college campuses.
  • One of three Power Ball winning tickets was sold in Princeton, Texas last night.  WBAP Hal Jay, during a live on the scene report this morning, said "We've got the owner of the store here!" Then a co-host, in a racist voice of broken English, said, "I so cited! I so 'cited!"  It might have been TCU play by play man Brian Estridge, but I'm not sure. 
  • There will be a bond election in Decatur ISD which will be interesting. Prop 2 is only for an "indoor multipurpose center at an estimated cost of $3.5 million." 
  • Picture of four feet of snow on the field at Boston's Fenway Park.
  • Sad to hear the death by auto accident of 60 Minutes Bob Simon last night. Whenever he introduced a segment, you had a feeling it was going to be good. (I had no idea he was held hostage in Iraq for several weeks in 1991.)