Random Thursday Morning Thoughts

  • The stock market plunged over 600 points yesterday wiping out the gains for the year. 
  • You know me, I despise racism. That being said, a year in a federal prison for this seems a little harsh. 
  • The Official Liberally Lean Girl's hit, "Baby, One More Time" was released 20 years ago this week. Let us all take time to reflect upon her career and feel old.
  • Bombs were sent to George Soros, the Clintons, President Obama, John Brennan, Maxine Waters, Eric Holder, Joe Biden, and CNN. Who on Earth is in a position of power that constantly characterizes those people as dangerous?
    "Who? Me?"
  • I know. I know. We have no idea who sent the bombs or what cause, if any, they support. But it is fitting that it looks like that at least one bomb was wrapped in a Larry the Cable Guy Sticker with a faux ISIS font. Those stickers actually exist. Even mudflaps are made with it.
  • I watched about five minutes of the old You've Got Mail last night. I remember people saying back then that AOL's email notification was grammatically incorrect (literally: "you have got mail") but when Tom Hanks' character signs onto the online service in the beginning of the movie the computer voice simply says, "You have mail." That's the most interesting thing about the movie.
  • That caption took a hard turn at the end.
  • Remember two years ago when the City of Dallas decided to go all high and mighty and ban the Exxxoctica convention based solely on its content? Well, the legal bills continue to mount as the Fifth Circuit held yesterday that the lawsuit against the city can continue. It's back to district court.
  • I'm about 10 episodes into the West Wing. It's great. And so much of the show is how the president's staff carefully crafts, word by word, every statement released to the media.  (I'm still waiting for the episode where the president just randomly hauls off and calls a porn star he cheated with "horseface." Naaaah. It wouldn't be believable.)
  • I would work in the West Wing for any president in any capacity for free.
  • This is in Austin and not fake. Yep, $9.45.
  • I'm trying to figure out what the Navarro County DA died of. He was only 48 and passed away after a "brief illness" is all I can find. 
  • The Dallas Morning News endorsed Beto over Cruz this morning, but I'll admit that newspaper endorsements mean next to nothing these days.
  • There are a ton of campaign signs on the grassy area to south of the Wise County Elections Office where early voting is ongoing. You can't have a sign "100 feet of an outside door through which a voter may enter the building" according to Texas law. (A sign qualifies as "electioneering.")  I guess that grassy knoll area is outside the 100 feet limit.