Random Thursday Morning Thoughts

  • Dez Bryant missed an MRI and more as he went AWOL for about a day and a half. The guy is such a knucklehead that I'm surprised we don't see stuff like this from him five to six times a season. But, in the grand scheme of things, he's been under the radar.
  • I think the Messenger should do a story on Freedom Texas I see referenced in the Update all the time: A "group [which] works to educate people about the sovereignty, security and self-sufficiency of Texas, and promotes its eventual independence."
  • Nothing like a constitutional conservative . . .
  • DPS got $800 million of your dollars for border security in the last legislative session. The result?  DPS Director Steve McGraw now says it made two counties safer but that all the crime just moved to other places along the border.  Can I get Vegas odds on him now asking for more money to waste by arguing that having more millions would allow them to secure more border counties? No one cons the legislature like this guy. 
  • A "radar dome" being assembled near Ennis looks mysteriously like a broken egg. 
  • I wonder if the Ennis Radar Dome would have fit into the Waxahachie Superconducting Super Collider.
  • There's some talk of putting a man on Mars. We need to have many more decades of waiting to get over the NASA waste from the post Apollo years. 
  • The guy who killed two people in a crazy spree in Cedar Hill and was later caught in Georgetown, Silvestre Franco-Luviano, had been deported three times. I bet Trump mentions him. Trump would be a fool not to mention him. 
  • A judge in Tarrant County in the Vandagriff murder (the TWU student) case ordered the defendant receive a mental competency exam. I'm confused about this. First, the guy hasn't even been indicted so its a little early to wonder if he is competent to stand trial. Secondly, the order was not from a district judge but from a magistrate judge. Is that routine down there?  
  • I learned a ton as a kid whenever Tennessee Tuxedo and Chumley would go visit Phineas J. Whoopee, and Mr. Whoopee would pull out his chalk board to explain something.  This summer, Mrs. LL was confused as to how a sail boat on Lake Bridgeport was moving against the wind. "Tacking," I said. How did I know that? Mr. Phineas J. Whoopee.
  • Cartoons have always been great educational tools. I bet they would work for adults if we were brave enough to try.
  • There was a murder in Arlington last night in a residential neighborhood. The female arrested is accused of shooting her fiancee at 3:00 or so in the morning. 
  • The kind-of-hot judge I've mentioned before (she got mad when a defendant was brought to court without pants, and let another defendant hold his baby) is in the news again after getting cussed out.
  • If you consider the movie plot of Tom Hanks' Big from the standpoint of the mother, it is a horror movie