Random Friday Morning Thoughts

  • The temperature in Wise County will begin to drop at 2:15 p.m. this afternoon when winds change to the north. Book it. 
  • Someone posted this last night, and I don't know where in Fort Worth it was, but those rates-which-change-by-demand are getting out of hand. 
  • Trump caved on the Wall and, in an effort to safe face, will declare a national emergency this morning (which everyone will soon forget about and move on to other things.) The Wall will never be built. Make no mistake about it, this is a complete and total defeat for Trump.  And he will forever be mocked with his promise of: "And Mexico is going to pay for it!"
  • And Trump, after declaring the national emergency, will do what every past president has done in such a situation: Take off to go golfing at Mar-a-Lago for the weekend. Really 
  • Words of wisdom (and he didn't even mention the taking of private property):
  • And there's an old tweet for everything:
  • I seriously doubt this verdict will hold up. And although it's been a long time since I've practiced personal injury defense law, this sentence jumped out at me: "The jury also found that regulations governing seat belts didn't do enough to protect the public from harm . . . . " If that's a hurdle that the Plaintiff will have to clear on appeal, could luck with all that. 
  • A random sports Valentine poem from yesterday made me laugh. (And I had completely forgotten about how a team ended up third and goal from its own seven.)
  • Am I the only person in America who is skeptical about the story of the jogger who claims to have choked a mountain lion to death who attacked him?
  • I'm not sure the last time I've seen someone riding in the back of a pickup -- especially on I-35 in Fort Worth at night. Good lord. 
  • I reconfigured an old wifi router to create a new "access point" the other day, and I've never felt so brilliant. 
  • I had completely forgot about 30 years ago that Alliance Airport got very close to landing a Saturn (the car) manufacturing plant. It was like Amazon before Amazon. The plant went to Tennessee.