Random Thursday Morning Thoughts

  • News this morning that constitutes a "Wow!": That Germanwings Flight 9525 which went down this week killing 150 appears to have been intentionally crashed by the co-pilot. 
  • Flipped over to Mark Davis after the news broke and he first speculated it was part of a "Jihad". Good grief. 
  • It still amazes me how a jetliner which hits the ground can cause the bodies on board to just disintegrate
  • Did you hear the crazy rant of the Duck Dynasty guy at a prayer breakfast? In addition to coming up with a hypothetical which seems borderline psychotic, he also believes being an atheist means a person has no sense of right or wrong. He probably just caused that horrible show to be cancelled. Or, sadly, its ratings to increase. 
  • WBAP's Hal Jay heard that rant this morning, found the comments objectionable, but said, "I understand what he was trying to say." Really? You do? 
  • At 6:00 p.m. yesterday, there were six females in our house. And me. 
  • Sports: (1) Jerry Jones does not look well. (2) Heard a clip of Roger Goodell on The Ticket discussing the Cowboys signing of Greg Hardy and he had incredible Shake Voice. I wonder if he's getting a bad vibe about his job situation at the owners' meeting in Arizona. (3) TCU announced they will play Stanford in 2027. (4) The NFL will change the extra point rule in some way this year -- it is still to be determined. Unlike baseball, the NFL will trick up the game. 
  • Tarrant County DA Sharen Wilson tweeted this morning that she was happy to speak at a meeting of the Boiling Point Tea Party. Who? That got me interested. I went to the group's website which has a mission statement that begins with: "Our intention is to support those elected officials who represent our conservative goals for this country. They are: -protect our constitution - no Sharia Law-".  Good lord. And I love the picture in her tweet. The crowd is, as expected, older and white as well as presumably pissed off because of the "Boiling Point" name. And there's a picture of John Wayne in the background. I feel like I've just looked at a Far Side cartoon. 
  • The Junior In The House missed some deadline at school, Mrs. LL expressed her frustration at her, and the Junior basically replied with, "It's in the past. Nothing can be done to change it. We just need to move on."  I had to suppress my smile for her Dr. Phil type defense. 
  • I went into an Apple Store this weekend. I almost felt like I was entering the future. And I felt like I didn't belong there.
  • I watched the Highland Park/OU kid's press conference complete with people who just happen to be African American in the background.  I don't know if his apology was sincere, but I do know he realizes how society can crush you.  I actually feel bad for the kid.