Random Thursday Morning Thoughts

  • Yesterday morning I made a bold weather prediction about rain on Friday night and within hours all Wise County schools moved their games to Thursday night. I've got more power (and more accuracy) than Delkus. 
  • Odd conversation on The Ticket yesterday where the hosts said a guy should never have an umbrella at a kid's sporting event to block out the sun. I'd do it if I wanted to and wouldn't particularly care what anyone thought. 
  • The mastermind behind 3D printable AR-15s weapons is wanted after meeting an underage girl, who misrepresented her age, at a hotel and paying her for sex. He is now on the run. Thoughts: (1) I'm not defending the guy, but for some crazy reason it is not a defense in Texas if a person actually believed the other person was not a minor. (2) It is odd that this wasn't a sting operation. She just later revealed the incident to a counselor. (3) They met on SugarDaddyMeet.com which might be the greatest name for a dating site ever. 
  • Remember that big undercover drug bust of eighteen TCU students in 2012 mostly over small amounts of weed? That seems sillier now than it did then. And it was ridiculous then.
  • Celina ISD, a 4A school, is going to build a $24.5 million football stadium. 
  • This banner ad at the very top of The Dallas Morning News' home page is not helping newspapers fight the "Fake News" label. (I knew it was a scam, but I had to click on it to see. It's just an ad for male enhancement product. No reference to "charges", and I seriously doubt Costner is involved in the promotion of the product like they claim.) How can the Morning News in good conscience take money for that deceptive ad? 
  • A long read in the Washington Post which is getting lots of buzz about a high school girl in Arlington who, over 10 years ago, couldn't get the Tarrant County DA's office to prosecute an alleged sexual assault at a party. I remember when that happened, and I think I backed the DA's office for not bringing charges on a case it could never win. 
  • Have you seen the news footage of the trial of the former Mesquite officer who is on trial for Agg Assault for shooting a guy in the parking lot? The "victim" testified yesterday that he was in the parking lot because he was lost, had just smoked weed and done cocaine, and had his shirt off in 40 degree temperature. I doubt the officer had the right to detain him for just being in a parking lot, but the man did make a movement which caused the officer to be alarmed. Oh, by the way, the victim has a criminal history as long as your arm. If the officer gets convicted, things are really, really changing. 
  • The Rangers had a home afternoon game yesterday. Those green seats aren't people.
  • The iPhone was introduced in late June of 2007. Coincidence? (I'm serious.)
  • "Police say they’ll beef up their presence in the historic Fort Worth Stockyards this weekend after an ATF warning that the Mongols motorcycle gang is likely planning a rally there that could draws hundreds of members of the notoriously violent gang."
  • Trump gave an interview to The Hill and it was as wheels off as ever: 
    • Trump on W's decision to go into Iraq worse than Civil War: “To me it's the worst single mistake made in the history of our country. Civil war you can understand. Civil war, civil war. That’s different. For us to have gone into the Middle East, and that was just, that was a bad day for this country, I will tell you.” 
    • He forgot that he had to win the election first: "If I did one mistake with Comey, I should have fired him before I got here. I should have fired him the day I won the primaries," Trump said. "I should have fired him right after the convention, say I don't want that guy."
    • Marching orders from Fox News: He ordered the declassification of Russia-related documents in part because he has been asked "by so many people that I respect, please. The great Lou Dobbs, the great Sean Hannity, the wonderful great Jeanie Pirro."
  • For the life of me, I've never understood hazing or the sorriness of those who cause it.
  • Texas/OU will have an 11:00 a.m. kickoff.