Random Thursday Morning Thoughts

  • President Obama had a heckler in the White House yesterday. The rabble rouser was identified as "an undocumented immigrant named Jennicet GutiĆ©rrez, who is transgender [and] founder of FAMILIA TQLM, established to advocate for LGBTQ immigrants who the group says are often excluded in the immigration debate." Wow. There's a lot going on there.
  • Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar came up with a brilliant idea for PR two weeks ago. He would pay Twitter to promote a tweet of his that read, "Follow if you agree: Hillary's not right for the White House! #StopHillary". He sat back and waited for his number of his followers to explode. I can't tell how many he received but only three retweets gives me a pretty good idea. His total Twitter followers sits at 111. Edit: Oops. Actually 2,314. Still a meager number but not ridiculous.
  • Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury hung out with a couple of Random Thought Girls in evening wear.
  • There is something really weird about the case where the 20 year old girl was found dead in a burning car in Dallas one morning last weekend. She sent texts in the middle of the night that she was at a guy's house and had concerns for her safety.  Police know who the guy is but can't find him. The most recent story even inserts prostitution into the equation.
  • according to the Update, there's a fundraiser at a local restaurant in Decatur today where a "percentage of your total" bill will be donated to the Rotary Club. I'm no math guy, but just saying "percentage" doesn't tell me much. 
  • I wonder if the amount of bills printed by the Engraving and Printing plant in Fort Worth has plummeted to less than half of what they used to print ten years ago.  
  • And I do fear the widespread terrorist cyber attack. Talk about stopping America down. Can you imagine what it would be like if half the country couldn't access their phone, Internet, and electronic cards right now? 
  • Man, the Supreme Court likes drama. They have held off releasing a decision on Obamacare and Same Sex Marriage until the very end. 
  • I missed the news that Wise County had purchased the old Guardian Title building not far off the courthouse square. Anyone know how much they paid?
  • The Ticket spent a full segment yesterday talking about the ATT U-verse commercial about the fictitious female pitcher in the majors. You know what I'm thinking, right? If I'm ATT, I'd pay them to talk about the commercial. Rip it. Point out errors. Talk about if a female could really make the majors. I don't care. Just throw in ATT at least six times during the segment. I don't know if that happened here, but that would be the way to do it because the segment was entertaining and not forced. (And before the "I don't care!" commenter jumps me, the concept of the hidden ad has received a ton of press recently and even has a name: "Native Advertising.")