Random Thursday Morning Thoughts

  • Atmos Energy held a press conference with all of its top brass this morning at 5:00 a.m. due to the home explosion in Dallas. That might be the earliest press conference I've seen. (Throw in men and women in suits and every local network affiliate covering it live, that was one early morning for a lot of people.)
  • But I'd have the conference before dawn if I were announcing that the company was shutting down natural gas delivery to almost 3,000 homes in the area  for three weeks while they make repairs.
  • Speaking of early. I woke up at 4:45, showered, got dressed, and then learned that the reason I got up early did not exist at all. Mrs. LL was guilty of some Fake News the evening before. 
  • Trump throwing the AG under the bus on Twitter is bizarre. Make no mistake, Trump is still livid that Sessions recused himself from the Russian Investigation which gave rise to Mueller.   
  • The Texas Wesleyan baseball coach had a strange response to a kid who wanted to play baseball for his team.
  • If Hope Hicks is gone, how long will Sarah Huckabee Sanders put up with it? But I think, perhaps, she enjoys the pain. (Side note: Anyone else wonder what Hicks and Trump's relationship was really like considering his past?)
  • He's 76. She's 38. The New England Patriots owner is a new father. (Jerry Jones needs to step up his game.)
  • More Twin Peak Biker news: The DA "announced at a press conference Wednesday morning that he intends to dismiss 13 Twin Peaks shootout cases and will refuse 24 others that had not been indicted." That brings the total to 58 vindications of the 177 bikers arrested. Please, dear McLennan County, vote him out of office next week. I saw this coming from the start. 
  • This is from the official ATF account posted yesterday. Talk about tone deaf. 
  • That "mission" is nothing to be proud of. Seventy-six people died. 
  • Jared Kushner's businesses received a half billion in loans from two companies after meeting with him in the White House? Of course "there's nothing to see here." 
  • What? Am I just now hearing about this? They focused on the Cardinals in season one and the Rams in season two. I hadn't heard anything about the Cowboys. (And let me place my bet on "nothing".)
  • Shout out to the guy at the gas station yesterday who looked at me and asked, "Are you Barry Green? I read your stuff everyday."