Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts

  • I forgot to mention that John Gray, "who leads Relentless Church [in South Carolina] and is an associate pastor at Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church", bought his wife a $200,000 Lamborghini. In a a now deleted Instagram video, he presented it to her saying,  "You light my fire, let this Lamborghini light your fire, baby." He completely defends his decision. I've leaned a new term: "Pulpit Pimp." And there are more and more of them these days.
  • UPS thought they would be funny yesterday. They quickly changed their mind and deleted this tweet:
  • Anyone else noticed that DPS troopers seem to be non-existent over the last couple of months in Wise County? I'm not complaining. I went to Denton last week and their Sheriff's office had three deputies in high priced SUVs protecting their border. 
  • This is great: Watch highlights of North Texas playing Florida State in the snow at Fouts Field on November 13, 1976. (I don't know what's more amazing: The snow or that there was a time when Florida State would come to Denton.) Here's more about the day. FSU won despite turning the ball over six times.
  • There was another coyote attack in Frisco yesterday. They've hired a man to go get him. Hmm, a town hires one guy to go after a predator to protect its citizens? I think I know the man for the job. 

  • Grandview will play in the 3A State Championship on Thursday. They will bring with them the most terrifying inflatable in Texas. 
  • Over the weekend Trump's Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke resigned (surrounded by rumors of a criminal investigation.) I forgot that the guy was such a nut that he had the practice of  having a
    security staffer go up to the roof and hoist a special 'secretarial flag,' which is emblazoned with the agency’s seal whenever he entered the building.
  • Now this is a War on Christmas:
  • Trump, during another incredible paranoid Tweet Storm this morning about the "Witch Hunt", threw in a message to the Fed regarding its intent to raise interest rates: "Feel the market, don’t just go by meaningless numbers." Incredible. (And now I've just had a flashback to Caddyshack where Ty tries to teach Danny better golf by mentioning Russia and, in essence, going on feel.)
  • Yep.
  • This is Times Square about 120 years ago. Wouldn't you love to be able to go back and show them what it looks like now? They would freak out. Scary thought: What if someone could come back from 120 years in the future and show you what it looks like then? With the speed of change now, we would freak out exponentially. (Assuming it's still there.)
  • Rush Limbaugh was at Trump's festive Christmas party. 
  • It looks like F-35s set off some sonic booms over Wise County over the weekend. I remember hearing them as a kid all the time until they suddenly stopped when civil supersonic passenger travel was banned.