Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts

  • Election Predictions (because I'm kind of an expert at this): (1) GOP keeps the Senate, (2) Dems take the House, (3) Cruz win by 6 points.  I'll believe the Texas Blue Wave when I see it, but 6 points or less means it is coming quickly. That being said, there is something weird in the air, and no one knows what this heavy turnout means.
  • The hardest race to call is the Dallas DA. But if forced to put money on it, I'm taking Creuzot  over Faith Johnson. Straight ticket Democratic voting will hurt her in a razor thin race.
  • Then again, I'm no political historian like this guy:
  • I voted early and for the first time in my life I voted angrily. I understand all the memes of "Me voting in 2016 vs. Me voting in 2018." 
  • I forgot to mention that America's most famous Klansman supports Trump's new (and fake) race-baiting promotion.
  • That ad has now been banned by all major networks, including Fox News and Fox Business. So let this sink in: An ad created by Trump's campaign is too racist even to be shown by Fox News.
  • The most ridiculous graphic by a local TV station in the history of graphics. (Look at those defensive players as he tries to explain how Amari Cooper will be like Dez Bryant.)
  • Man, Jason Garrett was mad after last night's loss:
  • That's was a horrible accident, but there is no way DPS can say why someone just runs off the road. Looking at a phone? Argument with passenger? Sleepy? Something else? Yep, all are possibilities and no one will ever know.  It's all conjecture.
  • Well, we've got another prostitution sting operation in Texas. This time 75 people were arrested. The mind boggles as to the expense of the taxpayers since agencies "working with [Montgomery County] sheriff’s office were the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office, Houston Police Department, Conroe Police Department, Montgomery County Precinct 3 Constable’s Office, the Department of Public Safety, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Attorney General’s Office, the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, Homeland Security Investigations and the U.S. State Department." Sheesh. (And solicitation of prostitution is a misdemeanor.) 
  • I miss the old singing and dancing GAP ads. (I think they are bringing them back this year.)
  • I had almost forgotten about this Harris County case. The first trial ended up in a mistrial. Yesterday, he was convicted the second time around. (I continue to believe that the Double Jeopardy Clause should bar retrial after a hung jury. The State should get one shot.)
  • This is surprising: Lowe's is closing 20 stores. (But only one in Texas and it is not in Decatur.)
  • Sean Hannity before and during Trump's rally last night. Liars gonna lie. (Buddy, your whole show is a Trump rally every day.)

  • Star-Telegram home page on Election Day: Five Cowboys stories under the "latest" news and the main story is on the team as well.
  • Think about being a Washington D.C. resident. Today you are part of 700,000 people (more than the entire states of Vermont or Wyoming) and don't get to vote on a House or Senate member.