Random Thursday Morning Thoughts

  • PSA: Trump's mistress, Stormy Daniels, is coming to Fort Worth. This PSA, of course, does not encourage you to visit that establishment on that date:
  • Man, it was cold yesterday. And I don't need to remind you I'm The Hardest Working Man In Show Business.
  • "Please be advised that the Needville ISD will not allow a student demonstration during school hours for any type of protest or awareness!!" Superintendent Curtis Rhodes said. Does the school district not have a lawyer? What if a group of kids want to have a moment of silence during lunch? What if one guy wants to walk through the hallway with his fist up? What if three friends come dressed in all black? 
  • Since Texas has passed "open carry" I have never seen someone open carry.
  • The Trump "Listening Session" was very suspicious.  Did you know no one wanted to talk about guns? The students and parents didn't even mention it other than a "guns aren't the issue" reference. What a coincidence! This Administration, for however long it lasts, will always be selling snake oil. That was a staged PR stunt. And . . . 
    He had to have a note which said, "I hear you."
  • Flashback: 
  • Trump supported arming teachers yesterday during the Listening Session. That would be as dangerous as me walking around with a gun at the courthouse. And let's do another Flashback: 

  • DPS has purchased 17 drones. One cost $48,000.
  • Hey, local school districts, our Governor has solved the school shooting crisis. You guys get right on that, OK? (Side note: He "orders" it?)
  • Mark Cuban's defense of not firing Earl K. Sneed (who I had never heard of until yesterday) is ridiculous. He screwed himself yesterday giving that interview to ESPN.
  • Before the Cowboys ever played at old Texas Stadium, Billy Graham had a crusade there. I was in attendance.
  • I'm stunned that one of the new allegations in the lawsuit by a former player does not include Patterson sending Trevone Boykin back into the game after taking a cheap shot to the head by Baylor's Ahmad Dixon in 2013. Boykin lasted just a couple of plays and was clearly suffering from a concussion. I've heard horrible things about Patterson for years. 
  • One of the craziest things I have ever seen was a "town hall" (held in an arena) on CNN last night concerning the school shooting in Florida. Sen. Marco Rubio took a beating which even I found uncomfortable. That crowd was openly hostile. (And Rubio, in defense of taking donations from the NRA, saying, "People buy into my agenda" was tone deaf.)
  • When the sleet and icy roads hit Wise County around noon yesterday, there were a few school superintendents who had to have been freaking out about not closing their schools from the start. (In their defense, the weather forecasts did not not predict it. Thanks, Delkus.)