Random Monday Morning Thoughts

  • The missing lady oddly speaking into a security intercom in Wise County has been found, but authorities won't tell us who she is. Investigators initially believed she was between 12 and 14 years old, but a mail carrier saw her and placed her age closer to 25. It turned out that she was 36. (And I now seriously question that "80 pounds" estimate that the sheriff's office gave us.)
  • The Texas governor really screwed up that Bible verse of, "For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat . . . . " (And, man, that's miles away from W's "compassionate conservatism.")
  • Great question: At what age were you when you first took public transportation?   I get to scoreboard everyone by being on a San Francisco cable car as a little kid, but other than that I bet it was  the Chicago subway when I was 31. The first time I ever used it in the metroplex was probably five years ago where I took that cool train from Fort Worth to downtown Dallas. 
  • Lots of 9/11 talk lately and "never forget." I won't forget about Trump, as the dust is literally settling, bragging about now having the tallest building in NYC, or Trump lying about seeing “thousands and thousands of people” celebrating 9/11 in New Jersey, or Trump claiming he was "down there on 7/11." And I won't forget that 15 of the 19 hijackers were from Saudia Arabia which we refuse to acknowledge. 
  • Does anyone really believe these "shot charts?"  First, the shot launch point is pinpointed to the size of a golf ball. Secondly, are we are supposed to believe that technology was available in 1998 when Dirk started? And, thirdly, you could throw out any generally equal distribution like this and who is going to take the time to refute it?
  • “Just to be clear, I understand that I called police for fear of my son hurting himself as again he needs help for certain issues and I do not wish to participate in the prosecution of these allegations against my son as I am certain there are more deserving criminal matters to be tried in which the victims do wish to aid the state.” - An affidavit considered by a Wise County jury district court last week before they took half an hour to convict a guy of felony robbery for "stealing" a phone from his mom and allegedly causing a bruise. 
  • I've got some bad news for these people. 
  • This takes "put down your phone" to an all new level.  
  • They have won only four games in each of their last two seasons:
  • Hey, you dolts, Taylor University is a private Christian school whose mission statement actually says its goal it develop "servant leaders marked with a passion to minister Christ’s redemptive love and truth to a world in need."
  • The head of one of the largest law firms in the world announced he was stepping down from that position last October because of exhaustion. He died unexpectedly on Friday. I can't find his age anywhere, but it looks like he was in his late fifties based upon graduation dates.
  • Sports.
    I added the picture. But you would have believed
    it if you thought Trump tweeted it, right?
  • Those headlines are actually related somehow. (She spoke at a fundraiser.)
  • I mentioned gerrymandering the other day. Look at Rep. Dan Crenshaw's (R-TX) district. 
  • Messenger: Above The Fold
That caused me to look up the correct form of "Woods"
being possessive.