Random Thursday Morning Thoughts

  • Trump told FBI Director Comey that he expected loyalty. Trump, after being the boss all his life, believes everyone in the federal government now works for him. It doesn't work that way.
  • Amazing Bob Stoops stat: He has more Big 12 Championships (10) than Big 12 losses at home (9). 
  • ISIS striking Iran was buried in the news yesterday. Such an attack is unusual. ISIS gunmen invaded Parliament which caused a four hour stand-off and the death of eleven, and a woman blew herself up at the mausoleum of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.
  • I watched Charlie Wilson's War for the first time. That's good stuff and even timely today. (And it has a little House of Cards feel to it.)
  • A jury awarded $6.7 million to a woman who was sexually assaulted at Sheriff David Clarke's jail and shackled during childbirth. 
  • Serious question: Saluting is a gesture obviously associated with the military. But it is commonplace these days to see it done by law enforcement during ceremonies. Has it always been that way? (And by "always" I'm meaning for the last fifty years or so.)
  • Every time I go to a funeral I leave with a resolve to lighten up, enjoy life, and love more. And it always goes downhill from there. 
  • That Texas state rep arrested for DWI in Dallas was in a pretty spiffy dress.
  • The hearing yesterday with these four in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee was bizarre. They basically refused to answer many, many questions about Russia and/or Trump. Both Republican and Democrats on the committee were really angry. Knowing that Trump started his Presidency doing nothing but skewering U.S. Intelligence agencies, it almost makes you think something is going on.
  • There was a murder at a strip club of Harry Hines at 4:00 a.m. last night. Who would have thought something could go wrong? Compare the street view of the place vs. the club's promotional photo. 

  • There are thirteen death notices in today's Update.