Random Thursday Morning Thoughts

  • The oftentimes object of my disdain, Lisa Blue Baron, has reduced the price of her Preston Hollow estate from $37.5 million to  $33.5 million.
  • The news yesterday regarding an arrest in the murder case of a Colleyville housekeeper is insane and ambiguous.  Two strangers were "connected" to a $1 million "fraudulent" insurance policy taken out on the housekeeper and killed her for the money? I want to know more about this insurance policy and how it was obtained. And I wonder if there might be an insurance agent involved in this. 
  • I'm up to date on Better Call Saul.  I'm more optimistic about than before. 
  • Of course I'm doubtful about Brian Williams simply having a memory lapse, but it has given rise to some discussions about how your brain/memory can trick you.  I've had several occasions when I researched an event that I know happened only to find out I'm wrong about significant details about it. (Admittedly, it wasn't as significant as being shot down in a helicopter, however.)
  • Texas State Sen. Van Taylor was on the Mark Davis Show this morning and was asked why he opposed the legalisation of marijuana.  He had the weirdest and irrelevant rambling answer. He first focused on how drugs not approved by the FDA have caused horrible birth defects, and he mentioned how the FDA was founded after a pharmacist tried to create a "helpful" drug which killed over 50 people.  Ummmkay. To add to the weirdness, during the answer he suddenly just stopped talking. After several seconds of dead air, Davis had to ask, "Are you at the end of a sentence?"
  • BagOfNothing wrote today that he was not familiar with the game "Kick the Can."  Man, that was a huge player in my neighborhood back in the day.  But our rules were amended more often than the Texas Constitution. 
  • I don't know if this source is legit, but it says that new Tarrant DA Sharen Wilson has imposed strict working hours of 7:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. for all employees.  That's more than eight hours so I don't know how that works out. 
  • From the This-Looks-Bad Department: Over the top right winger  Michael Quinn Sullivan is president of an over the top group called Empower Texans. He was fined $10,000 last year by the Texas Ethics Committee for failing to register as a lobbyist. He then suddenly said he was moving to Denton County and appealed the decision to a district court in Denton (which he had the right to do assuming Denton County was his residence.) Yesterday, a judge in Denton, Steve Burgess, reversed the decision.  It was then discovered that Burgess "followed" Sullivan on Twitter but by this morning the judge has completely deleted his twitter account. 
  • I don't think it is wise for any judge to be on Twitter, but I like it when they do. They send inadvertent clues about their biases. 
  • I wonder if all papers have the following headline on autofill . . .