Random Friday Morning Thoughts

  • I'll post the Donald Trump rant against Dr. Ben Carson in a few moments. That may be the craziest moment in U.S. political history.
  • I told you I've been watching local morning news for the first time in a long time. I flipped over to Channel 8 this morning and saw the weather forecast where the guy was doing rain predictions for Sunday. For Tarrant County it was 2.62.  Think about that. The prediction is 2.62. Why not 2.624? Then they went to traffic and I saw a cop in full uniform giving me information about the latest crash.  Ladies and Gentleman, Idiocracy is not coming. It is here. 
  • The only thing that would have made Dez Bryant's rant yesterday (see post below) better would be if his pet monkey, Dallas, had been on his shoulder and equally angry and doing a monkey scream. 
  • I want to thank the players over in Bridgeport for the voter registration effort on the West Side. I grew up there, and the Hispanic community has been treated as second class citizens for years. 
  • College Game Day will be at Baylor this weekend. That's fantastic, but I have an extreme fear about the game against Oklahoma later that night. 
  • Mrs. LL is in Indiana on a high school band trip. It was a 16 hour bus ride -- with high schoolers. And people think I'm crazy?
  • I mentioned yesterday that there are two 1-9 teams in the Texas high school playoffs. I rode the bench in 1978 for a Bridgeport team that went 9-1 and didn't make the playoffs. 
  • There is an effort by the older Dallas Uptown residents to try and get the bars in that effort to be forced to close at midnight instead of 2:00 a.m. Good luck with that.
  • There is the craziest story from Plano about a deer running onto a highway and going through a windshield of a car and ending up in the backseat. But the oddest part might be that when some local news stations show a picture of the deer, they blur out his face. (And wanted the deer to simply wake up. It would be right out of Tommy Boy.)
  • I saw a former Tarrant County district judge (and a friend of mine since 1991 when we were both in the Tarrant County DA's office.) She was up at the Wise County courthouse when someone walked up to me and talked to me about a Random Thoughts bullet point that I had written that day. She said, with her great smile,  "I haven't read it yet. What are you pissed off about today?" 
  • I had never seen the ESPN 30 for 30 documentary called "One Night In Vegas" which features a Mike Tyson fight and the murder of Tupac on the Vegas strip. I watched it last night. Good lord, that was good. 
  • The crazy ISIS British guy, who somehow became known as "Jihadi John", who has beheaded people on video has been killed by a U.S. air strike. The Commander In Chief is doing his job. 
  • Uterus transplant? . . .