Random Friday Morning Thoughts

  • The future of the Colonial Golf Tournament may be in doubt.
  • George W. went after Trump yesterday: "We’ve seen our discourse degraded by casual cruelty . . . . Bullying and prejudice in our public life sets a national tone and provides permission for cruelty and bigotry. The only way to pass along civic values is to first live up to them. . . . Bigotry or white supremacy in any form is blasphemy against the American creed.” 
  • Did Love Field have a movie theater back in the day? I know my church took us to see Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid once and we all took a bus, and I could swear it was at Love Field. Did it have a roller rink? An ice rink? 
  • I think I've mentioned this before, but there used to be a light rail that went from a parking lot into the Tandy Center in downtown Fort Worth. I was on a double date in high school and as we were leaving the guy conducting one of the trains (which was empty) yelled at us as we were getting into our car, "Can you tell me my speed?" He wanted us to drive along side him in the empty parking lot because he wanted to see how fast he could get the train to go. I did it. He got it up to somewhere in the 30s. He was an idiot. I was an idiot. But it was fun. 
  • There was a comment yesterday that said Tarrant County DA Sharen Wilson is letting associates in a big law firm (Kelly, Hart) come in and try DWI cases (for experience I suppose.) Is that true? That cannot possibly be true. 
  • White Supremacist Richard Spencer spoke at the University of Florida and it wasn't pretty.  A handful of people showed up to support him wearing white shirts. Even if you support him, which is their right, why show up at public event to be photographed? It will have life long consequences. They actually raised their hands when Spencer asked, "Raise your hand if you identify with the alt-right." 
  • I'd pay big money to have him speak at the Decatur Convention Center just so Joe Duty could take photographs of who shows up.
  • Let me rethink that.  I'd love to be on stage with him for a debate.  I bet it would be a packed house, and I would pay Spencer to show up. I would do it for free. The Messenger could promote it: Alt-Right vs. Liberally Lean: The Thrilla on 380. How fun would that be? Edit: Thanks to a commentor for the suggestion: We would make it The Thrilla In Dacat-Ah.
  • Crazy Conspiracy theory: Any chance Big Tex burned because Dickies gets free promotion every year? He had the logo on his shirt which is shown time and time again. (Dickies was sold recently.) 
  • Nooooo! Not the goofy Texas Supreme Court justice! (This is from a reporter of the great Texas Tribune.)
  • What a weird case: A law firm files a lawsuit against the State Fair of Texas for violating the Open Records Act, the judge rules they aren't subject to the law, and now the law firm has to pay $178,000 the State Fair's legal fees. (And for the life of me, how the fees can be that high on an Open Records fight is beyond comprehension.)