Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts

  • Liberally Lean Pick 'Em Tourney sign up. Time is running out. 
  • Allstate insurance claim update: I finally got an adjuster to come out yesterday. He was an  independent contractor, worked for about 45 minutes, said the damage was more than expected, had contacted Allstate, and that an Allstate adjuster will be calling. I checked with Allstate six hours later and they had no record of the guy being there for the inspection. Let me say this: If this insurance claim was a car going down the highway, I'm beginning to feel the wheels wobble quite a bit. 
  • We've had another death at Redneck's With Paychecks in Montague County. 
  • On a related note, Honey Boo Boo's mom was arrested in Alabama.
    "The next President of the United States!"
  • I thought that marijuana reform in Texas was picking up steam until I saw this yesterday. 
  • Mike Trout signed a contact with the Los Angeles Angels for 10 years and $430 million. All guaranteed. That's $222,220 per game regardless of whether he plays a single game. And Kyler Murray wants to play football. 
  • Kinda funny: Who wins the tournament based upon mascots. (But how do you measure, say, a  Sun Devil vs. a Seminole?)
  • The Governor tweeted yesterday and some Decatur guys made the picture. (Pretty spiffy outfits.)
  • The NCAA tweeted last night and a former Bridgeport basketball star was the feature of the video. (But they lost.)
  • There is a resolution in the Texas Legislature honoring late Judge John Fostel.
  • Well, the FBC of Dallas is now conducting "interviews" of made-for-tv cartoon characters at their morning services. I'm pretty sure this is what Jesus envisioned for The Church.
  • But that's to be expected when we live in a day and time where the President is retweeting, at midnight no less, a two year old video posted by Larry The Cable Guy. We are in full throttle Idiocracy mode in this country. 
  • Uh, he's not well this morning:
  • Random Law Enforcement History: The first Fort Worth PD sergeant who also happened to be female (and perhaps a member of the B-52s.)
  • The guy who embezzled $17 million from the Collin Street Bakery in Corsicana has died in federal prison in Fort Worth. (Texas Monthly story about the case.)
  • Robert Kraft has been offered a plea deal in the prostitution sting case where he won't be found guilty if he pleads guilty. He'll have to do community service and pay a $10,000 fine. The boys on right wing WBAP this morning were shocked that a misdemeanor would be handled this way. "This sounds like something right out of the Soviet Union!" one of them said. Hey, radio boys, it's harsher than any Texas county would do.  (Then Brian Estridge, at around 6:15 a.m., specifically and shockingly said Kraft was going to that particular massage parlor because the girls were "underage." This is the exact opposite of what Martin County Sheriff William Snyder said.) 
  • Messenger: Above The Fold
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