Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts

  • The AP's "Quotes of the Year" starts off with some very memorable quick hits:
  • No, she didn't. She just wants money from a defunct club's liability insurance company. She testified yesterday and was a monotone scripted cliche machine.  (Prediction: I'm leaning that the club is going to be found not liable.)
  • Traffic Alert: New traffic lights are going in on W. Hale in Decatur near the new QuickTrip. This means we will have three, count 'em three, sets of traffic lights within 1000 feet of one another. That's a first for Wise County.
  • The meeting between Trump, Pelosi, and Schumer yesterday in the Oval Office was high entertainment. (I don't count Mike Pence because he looked like he might have passed away when we weren't looking.) Watching Mr. Art of the Deal being tricked into taking responsibility for any government shutdown was golden. 
    This is like Jim looking at the camera in The Office
  • Liberally Lean Action One Weather First Expert Forecast: Ice/Snow: No chance whatsoever. Wind: This is going to be the story. Beginning tomorrow around 7:45 p.m. we will have insane winds throughout the night. Your house will shake. Then, beginning late Saturday night, we will have almost no wind whatsoever for the next four days. Book it. I'm never wrong.
  • If a movie is showing in theaters and it is, say, two and a half hours or more, how about we bring back the "Intermission"? Audience gets a break. Concession/Kitchen makes more money. It's win-win. 
  • I'll given you a million guesses who this is. Give up? UT great Vince Young
  • Man, that plea deal of the former Baylor fraternity president blew up all over the news yesterday. Prosecutors across the state even defended the deal pointing out, accurately, that if you don't know all the facts and aren't aware of proof problems, you are in no position to pass judgment on the deal.  Yep, that's correct. 
  • And despite all that publicity from one courtroom in the Waco courthouse, this happened right down the hallway: "A man accused of raping a 4-year-old walked free from a McLennan County courtroom Tuesday after prosecutors failed to persuade a judge to postpone the trial." (That's a misleading lede, however. The prosecutor, after being caught in a bind, simply dismissed the case and will refile it. It's still a wheels-off situation.)
  • But one thing does seem clear: Since the Worst DA in the State became a lame duck after losing an election because of the Twin Peak Biker Fiasco, that office has gone from a ship with an incompetent captain to a ship without a captain. 
  • I mentioned Ray Liotta on Monday and now I see this. I have no idea what is going on. 
  • Did some middle school kids in Decatur get locked in their class after school? That's what I'm hearing. Some mommas be trippin'. 
  • This is a little unsettling. (Here's the link to get your data.)
  • Messenger: Above The Fold