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5.21.2015

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts



  • Lots more damage in Runaway Bay from the toronado than what we initially thought. It was all over the local TV news last night. But it did lead to this educational fact: The ranking of tornadoes (F1 to F5) is based upon damage caused and not by size or wind speed. (They said that on Fox 4 and I didn't verify it). Edit: Fox affiliate in Austin says this: "A tornado's strength cannot be determined by just looking at it. Examining the damage will give you a better idea of the strength of the tornado. This is where the Enhanced Fujita Scale comes in." So I guess that's saying you can determine speed by the damage. Something not very scientific about that. 
  • Police in Waco initially said "thousands" of weapons were seized from the gunfight on Sunday. They have now revised that to 318 "and counting" (huh?) with only 118 handguns found.
  • Doesn't Memorial Day seem early this year? (And the weather over the next four days is going to a beatdown for the Colonial golf tournament.)
  • A Northwest ISD school bus ends up in ditch because of rain this morning along 114. (No injuries but pretty eye opening photo.)
  • Hey, I haven't dogged Dennis Prager in a while. Turned him on yesterday and heard him say if "You have no hope or opportunity, it is your fault." What type of elitist hole does he live in?
  • I've said it before, that new Northwest Eaton High School right passed past the Wise County line on 287 is a massive. (And it already looks like they've got four or more athletic fields installed around it. Is that artificial turf?)
  • Lake Bridgeport this morning is at 828.77 which is -7.23 feet low. Now we're talking.  I think that's a sixteen feet increase this month. 
  • Someone clarify this for me. The Messenger has been reporting that Denton County spends $40,000 on indigent burials while much smaller Wise County spends $30,000. Someone at the courthouse pointed out to me that there isn't much unincorporated area in Denton (meaning not part of a municipality) compared to what Wise County has so that explains the stat. But that gives rise to this question: If someone dies within a city and is indigent, does the city pay for the burial? Is a county only responsible for indigent deaths occurring in unincorporated areas?
  • I've often dogged Plaintiff's lawyer Tony Buzbee (who a big Aggie who brags about multi-million dollar verdicts). But, I'll be, he has done it again.  After coming in late to a business dispute lawsuit, he got a $35 million verdict.  The story is behind a paywall, but he said he looked at some of the video depositions that had already taken place before he was hired and considered the lead defense lawyer's "sidebar comments as gratuitously ungracious." Ok, that's a shot, but he went on: "Rarely in the law practice do we have the opportunity to teach [an opposing lawyer] a lesson." Oh, my. 
  • I didn't watch David Letterman's last show but I'm sure the highlights will be all over the place. For some reason I'm recalling an HBO movie about the Letterman and Leno battle to replace Carson. I remember reading that Letterman mocked the scene which showed his character in his backyard throwing baseballs at an archery target as he became angry over negotiations. "Like I would do something like that," is what I thought he said. 
  • Wait. I just heard that Letterman didn't end the show addressing the audience? They did a photographic montage? You kidding me? 
  • Houston District judge Ryan Patrick, son of Tea Party favorite Texas AG Dan Patrick, posted a graphic showing a pretty incredible increase in the "caseload" increase of dockets in Harris County  over the last year. But what really got my attention is that he (?) thought he had to overlay the graphic with "Increase noted in this area here" in order to explain it. 
  • The great Skip Hollandsworth wrote a long read in Texas Monthly in 2007 about bikers gangs in Texas.




32 comments:

Anonymous said...

WTF!!!! If the pics are getting low....time to pull the plug.

Anonymous said...

Uh, tornado damage is caused by the tornado size and wind speed. the F scale uses damage to estimate with wind speed. It is a measure of wind speed. The size does not need estimating. It's obvious by the path.

Anonymous said...

Letterman talked to the audience for ten minutes at the end of the show, and said goodbye. Yes, someone is kidding you.

Anonymous said...

Tornadoes are measured by wind speed...

Anonymous said...

city does NOT pay for indigent burials...just the county. and the rural area doesn't play....Denton would off set the rural theory 10 fold with the homeless......Denton county pays $775 for burial or cremation, however if the family has a burial, the county also pays the cemetery space of $500 and the digging of the grave. there is something a little cracra with wise county's $30,000 budget.

Anonymous said...

" "You have no hope or opportunity, it is your fault." What type of elitist hole does he live in?"

might agree with you on the hope part, but this is still American and there is opportunity if you get off you ass.

your president was supposed to bring the hope, but was so busy starting race wars i guess he forgot

Anonymous said...

Thought tornado was based on wind speed.

Anonymous said...

I saw Letterman last night, and it makes sense he'd end on a photographic montage. He probably didn't want to be an emotional sissy like Jay Leno did on his last Tonight Show. Even Carson had teary eyes on his farewell. That's just not Letterman's style.

Your RTG is a butterface, by the way.

DF Pete Delkus said...

F scale is 0-5, not 1-5.

Anonymous said...

Memorial Day is early this year because the 31st falls on a Sunday. The 25the is the last Monday of May.

Letterman addressed the audience for nearly 20 minutes and said all of his thank yous and good byes before throwing it to the Foo Fighters and the montage. I'm not sure I understand why that's so galling.

Anonymous said...

on the random thought girl....


"yes officer that's what she looked like right before that FORD F250 t-boned her."

Anonymous said...

Dennis Prager is a great man who makes the world a better place.

Barry Green is a leftist who defends the guilty and wants to watch the world burn.

Anonymous said...

I've said it before, that new Northwest Eaton High School right passed the Wise County line on 287 is a massive.

Confusing sentence. I think you mean "past" and not "passed", which is a past tense verb and not a location. And massive what?

Anonymous said...

Barry is a jealous man who tears down other people to make himself feel better.

Anonymous said...

RTG = the chick in the Avatar movie

Anonymous said...

Yes, that school resembles a Junior College Campus! What's odd to me: when you google that school's location, it actually shows it to be east of 35, north of Keller Hicks Road. Weird. But if you look up Northwest ISD's map of High School attendance zones, it shows it correctly. I always thought 287 was the dividing line for NWISD and EMS ISD. Guess I thought wrong. Lucky kids!

Anonymous said...

This is what Charles thinks about today's girl....

https://youtu.be/gsReWvglK_I

Anonymous said...

Today's RTG,.....really?

Anonymous said...

Preliminary reports indicate that RTG's face was hit by an F4, possibly F5.

Anonymous said...

RTG - Nice post-abortion belly.

WTF?

Anonymous said...

RTG, What about showing the bottom half?

Anonymous said...

Holy hell, start posting pictures of dogs and cats in place of the RTS's (Randon Thoughts Skanks)

Anonymous said...

Today's RTG....Bruce Jenner is progressing quite nicely.

Anonymous said...

RTG maybe the worst EVER!! On 2nd thought it is the worst EVER.

Anonymous said...

I'll take her. Nice hoots, and I bet she cleans up well. Plus, the tattoo tells me she's totally slutty.

Anonymous said...

I tried to look at the photo of the bus but my eyes wouldn't open. So Skippy lies again. It was not eye opening.

Anonymous said...

At least the RTG's mother loves her. Well, maybe not.

DF Glass Half Full Guy

Anonymous said...

I think I lived next door to today's RTG when I was a kid. She was even more ugly then. Her mother used to tie a pork chop around her neck to get their dog to play with her.

Cleverly Disguised said...

I rarely comment on this blog and I've never commented on a RTG. Usually, I agree with the host but the RTG? To paraphrase Joe Kenda, My, My, My, that's awful.

CT said...

Yikes on the RTG!

Anonymous said...

What is up with that chicks eyes? She looks surprised.

Anonymous said...

Gotta have a nice school for the illegals maing!