Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts

  • Saw an out-of-town lawyer just casually take a wad of hundreds from his client in the hallway of the courthouse yesterday. Hey, look, I understand having to be paid but can we at least do it in a dignified manner? 
  • Dr. Ben Carson, the head of HUD, had a $31,000 dining set put in his office. And HUD's budget is being cut. 
  • I had the chills all day yesterday, and it wasn't that cold out. That makes me a little nervous.
  • Delkus telling us how smart he is. 
  • Jared Kushner had his security clearance downgraded yesterday. Why does he have any type of clearance at all? 
  • Mrs. LL had recorded a Lifetime movie and was watching it last night. When did that channel start injecting cursing/shocking language? I mean, one line wouldn't have been uttered on Southpark. (And, no, I don't watch them very often or by choice.) 
  • The Denton County Sheriff was curiously doing a lot of grandstanding off the Parkland shooting yesterday proclaiming, "We do not take cover in a parking lot, and we do not wait for another agency. We go in and do our duty. We go in to engage and stop the shooter and save lives.” When is the last time DCSO had an "active shooter" situation like Parkland? (Not to mention that I bet most of Denton County is in the jurisdiction of local police departments and not the DCSO.)
  • There were headlines everywhere last night in DFW that the NFL had now ruled Dez Bryant's "no catch" against the Packers a couple of years back was actually a catch. That's not true. The NFL said the rule going forward should make it a catch but didn't say it was the wrong call at the time.
  • Getting past the meaning of "assault style weapons" look at this lede in the Dallas Morning News which, at first blush, looks like a pretty big announcement: "Dick's Sporting Goods, which has 10 stores in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, will immediately stop the sale of assault-style weapons, it announced Wednesday." OK. Then I noticed this later in the story: 
  • Hope Hicks appeared before the House Intelligence Committee but she didn't look worried. 
  • The Parkland kids in Florida go back to school today. That would be hard. 
  • The 22 Pound Cat In The House is acting weird.  He head butts dogs. And people. And doors. And he isn't gentle.