Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts

  • The first Waco Biker trial started yesterday with jury selection and the defense lawyer, Cassie Gotro, showed up 20 minutes late. The other noteworthy aspect is that the lead prosecutor has no idea what the law is. He made so many misstatements. A twitter feed of a reporter following the trial is here  and is pretty entertaining. 
  • The Ticket's very conservative Bob Sturm called Trump "a tweeting moron" yesterday.
  • I said that it was odd for the Las Vegas shooter not to have online presence. A prosecutor over at the courthouse pointed out to me that he didn't either. I told him, in retrospect, it might be the smartest thing someone could do. 
  • I'm interested, as I always am, in OU/Texas this weekend. OU is a 7.5 point favorite. But if Texas starts Sam Ehlinger and OU's secondary doesn't get their act together, Texas will win outright.
  • Dubai now have hoverbikes for cops. Good lord. Video.
  • The New York Giants have lost three starting receivers for the year including  Odell Beckham and Brandon Marshall, 
  • Man, that Harvey Weinstein is a pig. How was this not reported over the years?
  • Trump challenged Tillerson to an IQ test. Mensa immediately said they would sponsor it.  I'll help fund it.  I'll make Tillerson a 30 point favorite -- and that's conservative. I may need Wordkyle's opinion on this. 
  • I can't make any comments about 660 AM's Mark Davis because suddenly the station's signal is so bad that I can't hear him.
  • At one point there was a court at the Wise County Courthouse which would play portions of an modified and clean version of My Cousin Vinny before jury selection began to entertain prospective jurors. It was great and they loved it. Then, after a couple of times something dawned on me and I told the jury panel, "You know what that movie is about? Someone falsely accused." It was never played again. 
  • The only thing about My Cousin Vinny that I hate is the DA at the end of the movie. He's happy and just wants to congratulate Vinny. Dude, you tried to falsely convict two kids of murder and that doesn't disturb you at all!?
  • If you turned on the local news this morning, you would be thankful you don't drive I-35 in Dallas. It was completely shutdown and a total parking lot. And wrecks on Central and the Tollway also make you not want to live there. People drive like idiots. 
  • There is not a single time I come across Die Hard that I can look away. Hans Gruber is one of Hollywood's greatest villains. 
  • No one thinks twice of a Texas Supreme Court judge promoting a speech sponsored by a huge law firm that will likely appear in front of him?
  • I heard a radio advertisement for "Wealth Expo" featuring Tony Robbins, Suze Orman, Pitbull and Jerry Jones. (What an odd combo.) The ad actually said it would be a steal at $249 a ticket but it was being offered for $49. The only people who are going to make any wealth off that thing have been mentioned (and the promoters.)