Random Thursday Morning Thoughts

  • Kind of reminds me of Marlon Brando in Apocalypse Now:
  • When you can't have a "flaming cocktail" in the middle of a Tuesday afternoon in Highland Park without being badly burned.
  • Gov. Greg Abbott will seek re-election which caused me to realize I actually miss Rick Perry. Abbott, who has lived his life off of a lawsuit and tax dollars, is the worst panderer to Texans in my lifetime. 
  • Mrs. LL has discovered Blue Apron which pretty much means I've discovered Blue Apron.
  • Man, there is a lot of "Whataboutism" going on by the Right these days.
  • There was quite the heated debate between two people in the comments yesterday. The most fascinating comment was from a Trump defender who made it clear it's not about Trump. Basically, he didn't like the direction the country had been going and his only goal was to protect his family and his family's future. Because of that, he didn't care what Trump did, even if illegal, so long as he can fulfill that dream. It was incredibly honest. And, although also incredibly shocking, I respect that more than trying to justify the current and future Trump scandals. 
  • I bet there are a ton of people who believe like the commentor does. Trump's approval rating is around 39% and I doubt it will ever be lower that that because 39% of the country probably feel that way. Even moreso around here. 
  • Someone asked me this at the courthouse: She changed home insurance coverage and her old company sent her a check for about $750 in unused (?) premiums which someone told her to apply it to her escrow account on her next mortgage payment. I told her I agreed and gave her an explanation as to why. But now I'm not exactly sure I truly understand all of the accounting. Someone explain this. 
  • Missed this: The song "Make America Great Again" was performed by musicians from First Baptist Church of Dallas.
  • San Francisco cop pushes downhill skater boy into cop car. (I've watched this video 100 times. The thud, the guy yelling "ooooh",  and the other skateboarder in the foreground hitting the pavement are nice touches.)
  • I finally had to graph out all the players in Game of Thrones since it is so confusing. 
  • I'm sure there's nothing to worry about Antarctic breaking up: