Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts

  • A theory floated yesterday supporting the Atlantic map showing that Montague County was politically tolerant and Tarrant County was intolerant: If you hang out with 99% of the people who think just like you politically, why wouldn't you be tolerant? If you're challenged, maybe you would dig into one side or the other.
  • He cited as authority the "Failing New York Times" and "Enemy of the People?"
  • I don't think I'd ever be comfortable jogging on the Trinity River Trail again since my head would be on a constant swivel looking for dogs.  Story. (She looks worse than the guy that killed the Mountain Lion Kitty with his bear hands.)
  •  “...if more good people had concealed carry permits, we could end those Muslims..." -- Jerry Falwell, Jr. speaking to a a fawning and packed arena at Liberty University (and he sounds a little drunk here at the end of this quick loading video.)
  • There's a "Humor" column in the Texas State Bar Journal by some guy named John G. Browning. I'll let you predict if it's funny based upon this information: This month's five paragraph piece has one paragraph that ends with "Just saying" and another one ends with "Enough said."
  • One other thing from a different (and serious) Bar Journal article on divorce: "I usually estimate an affair will tilt division of the marital estate by 2 percent." (p. 204 for those reading at home.) I have no idea if that's true since I refuse to get involved in family law, and Mrs. LL hasn't made me find out the hard way.* 
  • *You see, that's quality lawyer humor that should get me a writing gig instead of John G. Browning, Esquire.
  • This is up in Celina. There will be subdivisions all the way from downtown Dallas to the Oklahoma border at some point. ("Houses in the project range in price from $300,000 to $2 million.") 
  • This wasn't the best move by New Hampshire Republicans during a hearing on a proposal about controlling gun possession by those with mental issues. They decided to mock a women's group who was there to support the measure as "pearl clutchers" by wearing pearl necklaces. Where did they get them? The women's group who had no intention of setting them up for a bad photo op.
  • The Sophomore in the House to me when I got home yesterday and comfortably got situated in my chair: "We're babysitting a two week old tonight." Me: [Sits in stunned silence for five minutes.]
  • When your lawyer tells you to shut up, just shut up. “Stop it. You all quit playing! Quit playing! I didn't do this stuff! This is not me! I'm fighting for my ****ing life! Y'all killing me with this sh**!" "I gave you 30 years of my ****ing career!"- R. Kelly told CBS Gayle King. (Then again, if you are going to talk you better deny it, and you better deny it with intensity. That he did.)
    "Why are you yelling? You're a foot from me."
  • Proof I (we?) live in a bubble: I've never seen a person with ash on their forehead on Ash Wednesday in Wise County. 
  • The worst job in the world is one where a school board determines if you have one. 
  • "Facebook is about score-boarding your neighbors." - Craig Miller on The Ticket this morning.
  • Messenger: Above The Fold
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