Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts

  • I think every Wise County school was labeled with the "met standard" grade in the 2016 accountability ratings released yesterday.
  • The Waggoner Ranch was sold and now those living on it are being kicked out
  • The great 538.com now gives Hillary an 88.8% chance of winning. Why Trump isn't camping out in Pennsylvania, Florida, and Ohio is beyond me. 
  • I don't understand the allegation of a "skewed poll."  Every polling company wants one -- and only one -- thing: To be right. 
  • There was a caravan of six cars with Florida plates going through Wise County this morning. Anyone see if they just happened to have been stopped by the police? Going westbound? My guess is no. Eastbound? Absolutely. 
  • All I can think of is "Yeah, would you buy furniture at a store called Unpainted Huffhines?"
  • That really is a hard job. The last relative Republican that Dallas County has standing is DA Susan Hawk.
  • Just your average brawl during an NFL preseason game. Get ready for more of this in LA. (Funny youtube comment: "They guy that lost is the one who bought the Jared Goff jersey." That's a quality sports joke.)
  • Donald Trump's vague proposal of "extreme vetting" of immigrants has a weird feel to it. A test of "you must think a certain way" to be an American is almost un-American.
  • It does not move my needle at all that Gabby Douglas didn't put her hand over her heart during the national anthem. Who cares? But those who do always cite the unenforceable "flag code" (which, by the way, also says the "flag should never be carried flat or horizontally, but always aloft and free" and "should never be used as wearing apparel.")
  • A dive cost the USA a gold medal last night. I didn't watch it so what's the rule about what part of your body must pass the finish line first? Is it the head or torso?
  • I heard yesterday about how Usain Bolt had time during the 100 meter finals to look to his left and smile while winning the gold medal and how it was captured in an epic photo. Corby Davidson said it on The Ticket and that was what was reported on NBC Nightly News. Nope. That photo was during the semis and not the finals. 
  • My radar is always out for prosecutions of public officials because it is the ultimate abuse (one way or the other) of taxpayer dollars. We may have a new leader in the clubhouse when the Pennsylvania AG was convicted yesterday of leaking grand jury testimony. Prosecution + AG on the job + grand jury = All taxpayer funded. And the grand jury was related to the AG's investigation of Jerry Sandusky so we have more taxpayer involvement -- even Sandusky's job. The AG says the prosecution was politically motivated because she "uncovered a trove of emails in which she says officials were found to have used government email accounts 'to trade pornographic and bigoted images and jokes." Which, of course, would have been on the taxpayer dime. 
  • The University of North Texas Dallas College of Law (unstable name, by the way) is about to begin its third year of operation and it doesn't look like it will be accredited by the American Bar Association. You can't take the bar unless you graduate from an accredited law school. Question: If a person graduates from there but the school doesn't get accredited until, say, three more years, does that person then get to take the bar? I mean, it didn't pass at the time that guy studied there.