Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts

  • I used to ask people if they recognized the vacation spot by looking at the background in the pic of the Random Thought Girl. Anyone? 
  • Oh, Walmart: 
  • A middle school teacher in Cedar Hill was arrested for a double murder in Fort Worth. Almost no facts have been released but I'm guessing that it is far from a cut and dry case. It involved a neighbor dispute, police originally detained a different person, the teacher wasn't arrested until the next day, and the teacher is a 13 year Air Force vet. (Side note: Fox 4 told me this morning that the victims had not been identified. The incident took place on Sunday! The ME's office would have published the names within hours. Heck, a 22 year old Azle man was shot and killed last night and we already know his name.)
  • Whether you agree with it or not, the interactive and constantly updated map of the projected winner of each state by FiveThirtyEight.com is fascinating. It doesn't take long to understand how the presidential election is all about a handful of states and which ones they are.
  • If Florida goes to Hillary, I bet every network will project her as the President the second that state's polls close. It could be a very early night -- as in 7:00 p.m. (Did you know Florida covers two time zones?)
  • There's a long read in D Magazine that looks interesting: Dr. Death - "Plano surgeon Christopher Duntsch left a trail of bodies. The shocking story of a madman with a scalpel."
  • I couldn't have named the lead singer of Dead or Alive (Pete Burns) who died yesterday, and I certainly didn't know he looked like this:
  • I'd like to know the amount of the settlement received by Ebola nurse Nina Pham. The lawsuit was a bit iffy to start with and her damages seem small (she's been healthy and back at work for a long time now.). I bet it's not that much. 
  • Former Tech coach Mike Leach had a hot sports opinion on Cubs fans: "Every yuppie with a BMW or some special attachment to its computer or some designer set of jeans or something like that is a Cubs fan, and refers to it as ‘my Cubbies'."
  • My nemesis Sheriff Joe may finally get beat in two weeks. 
  • I'm not real sure why a criminal defense lawyer running for DA is worthy of Texas Monthly's attention. That happens all the time. The fact that he's a Democrat and could beat a long time Republican incumbent is the story. 
  • I don't know what to take from the record breaking early voting that we are seeing.