Random Friday Morning Thoughts

  • I figured out the huge uptick in the Wise County inmate population: We are housing people for Collin County.
  • The massive Quick Trip in Decatur opened yesterday, and by 8:00 a.m. there was a wreck in the parking lot. My trusted source failed me in not getting a picture. 
  • A Fox News correspondent got roasted yesterday for giving the impression that the border is so dangerous he needs a bullet proof vest, and he was triple roasted when everyone realized the bullet proof vest looked ridiculously fake (Backpack backwards? Party City purchase?)
  • Trump will go to the border today and lie to you about the wall being built. (Even Fox News admitted it was just rebuilt fencing this morning.) Nevertheless, the following was golden yesterday as Fox and Friends interviewed Sarah Sanders about it. Reign.
  • Cops doing bad bits:
  • Property owners in Tarrant County have taken it in the shorts over the last five years. This data doesn't even include the increases which were just mailed out. Those folks got a crash course in escrow withholdings: 
    And that's just school taxes.
  • People, well some people, paid good money to see Sebastian Gorrrrrrrka and Mark Davis last night in Grapevine. 
    Look at that crowd! Look at those demographics!
  • Remember when the House voted 420-0 to release the entire Mueller Report? (3/15/19) Remember when Trump said, "I want to see the report, and you know who will want to see it? The tens of millions of people that love the fact that we have the greatest economy that we have ever had." (3/20/19)
  • This is how you do it:
  • This is how you don't do it. (Fox 4's Steve Eagar made this a "news story" last night on the 9:00 p.m. newscast.)
  • Trump, who actually bragged about sexually assaulting women and has had adulterous affairs with porn stars, continued to embarrass the nation yesterday by posting a doctored video mocking Joe Biden. He's a child.  (How's the First Lady's anti-online bullying campaign going, by the way?)
  • The Jeff Bezo divorce has been worked out. She'll get 25% of his Amazon stock (that's 4% of all outstanding Amazon stock). It's worth $35 billion and makes her the third richest woman in the world. Private note to ex-Mrs. Bezo: "What's up girl?"
  • Stay with me here. Our ultra right wing state senator Sen. Pat Fallon is up to something. He's trying to amend a reasonable state law which prohibits a school board member from using taxpayer dollars or resources to support a bond issue or a candidate. But that amendment increases its scope in a shocking way in that it makes it a crime for an employee to use school "funds or resources" to express an opinion about “a political philosophy” or “a matter of public interest.” But those terms aren't defined. So a teacher sending an email on a school computer or a text on school time (there's your "school resources") to a friend that says, "I really like Beto" or "I love Trump" or "I love America" or "We should help Hurricane Harvey victims" would be a crime punishable by up to a year in jail. Yep, it absolutely would. Like I said, he has some unspoken reason for doing this (perhaps "We don't want them liberals indoctrinating our children at school!") but it has unintended consequences (that anyone with half a brain should have seen). 
  • This is crazy. A guy placed $1,500 on Texas Tech to win the National Championship before the season and the payoff is $300,000.  On the open market (yep there is one), he could sell the ticket right now for $65,000. Would you do it? I would. Then again, I wouldn't have bet $1,500 on any team at the start of the season.