Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts

  • “I understand that, upon my retirement, I will receive, during the remainder of my lifetime, an annuity equal to the salary I was receiving at the time of retirement.”  - Included in a Waco federal judge's resignation letter to President Obama. That's odd. He'll get what he is entitled to get so why tell the President -- of all people -- what he understands he will get. By the way, he earns $203,100 and has been dogged for years by sexual harassment allegations. 
  • So Decatur ISD is providing Android tablets instead of iPads this year? Someone told me that but I have no idea if it is true. 
  • Here's a question: Would kids in grades 6 through 12, if given a choice, rather use the Android operating system than the one from Apple? I'm betting they would.
  • This murder of the girl whose body was found near Lake Grapevine might be a crazier case than the Arochi trial I've been following. The kicker came yesterday when it was learned that "Someone used her Twitter account Friday — after her body had been found — to tweet 'Never knew I could feel like this.'” They arrested a guy out of Haslet who worked as a bartender at Urban Cowboy in Fort Worth and has, I've heard, a creepy Facebook page. They were last seen leaving a bar in Denton (but I've not heard the name of the bar.)
  • Edit: The Dallas Observer reproduced this Tweet of hers before her death:
  • Someone on WBAP this morning talk about how "sophisticated" the bombs in NY/NJ were. Then I look at my Twitter feed and it dawns on me that "sophisticated" is in the eye of the beholder . . . 

  • Side note about these bombs: Does everyone else know what a "pressure cooker" is besides me? Yeah, I've heard of them but I've never seen one, and I have no idea what is cooked in them. In fact, I have no idea what in the heck pressurized cooking is. 
  • I think I just went into a What's-The-Deal-With routine.  
  • Experts say that if Trump loses Florida, it's over. That is, he could win the remainder of the swing states but would still lose the election. Why isn't he camping out in Florida?
  • George H.W. Bush will be voting for Hillary. (And since when has the whole Bush clan been referred to in a derogatory fashion as "Bushies"? I heard Mark Davis call them that this morning.)
  • If you hear people arguing about politics today and you are confused by Skittles making an appearance in the conversation, this link will explain the controversy that this graphic caused:
  • The Daily News headline writer has to be a great gig. The job description must be, "Think of something clever each day."