Random Friday Morning Thoughts

  • Motor Trend magazine did a truck test in Bridgeport at Toyota's request: "To test out the new Tacoma TRD Pro, Toyota attempted to create a mini Baja in its backyard at a former limestone quarry known as Northwest OHV Park in Bridgeport, Texas."
  • This guy is on the ballot for the Texas Supreme Court. Any guy who puts Chico on that list should have the vote of every Wise Countian.
  • It looks like Mark Cuban's ruse, in light of the Mavs' culture of sexual harrassment, of hiring interim CEO Cynthia "Cyn" Marshall  and having an "independent investigation", was indeed a fraud. The Dallas Morning News reports his long time friend and Mav's photographer was part of the problem, and everyone in a position of authority just somehow forgot to mention him. 
  • A famous security expert warns of that Presidential Alert you received. Then again, you might want to watch Gringo, The Dangerous Life of John McAfee where "Filmmaker Nanette Burstein tries to unravel the strange behaviour of John McAfee, who left his life as a software mogul to become a recluse in the jungles of Belize." (Really good documentary, by the way. I haven't given up my Costa Rica dream.) 
  • I had no idea of the history of A Star is Born. The original was in 1937, it came out as a musical with Judy Garland in 1954, a remake in 1976 (Streisand and Kristofferson ) and now today's release. Trivia: The first one starred Janet Gaynor who 10 years earlier won the first ever Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in three films.
  • In addition to Cornyn not being able to think of a false sexual assault allegation other than in a decades old work of fiction, Tom Robinson would like to raise an objection to this tortured analogy:
  • And the best baby Halloween outfit goes to . . . 
  • I would mention a 3.7% unemployment rate but long-time commentator Wordkyle told me for eight years that the number is a fraud. 
  • He was 17 years old at the time and road a bus to high school the next day:
  • I'm a day late on the anniversary of Michael Morton's release. A day when unethical Texas prosecutors were exposed forever, and a "lock 'em up" state would take measures to force prosecutors to turn over all evidence -- even that stuff that *gasp* indicates the defendant is not guilty.
  • The Kavanaugh vote, led by these men, is coming to a head. I'm not sure they represent a cross-section of America. 
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  • I won't mention that Trump walked up the steps of Air Force One with toilet paper dangling from his foot
  • It was a first yesterday: We had a former Supreme Court Justice say a nominee was unfit for the court while the nominee took the unprecedented step of writing an opinion piece for Murdoch's Wall Street Journal saying, "Yes I am!"
  • The Alvord Arson story in the Update seems to be missing a "how" and "why". (Unless you have a confession, arson case are notoriously hard to prove. Maybe they have one.)