Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts

  • Zion Williamson, the upcoming #1 pick in the NBA draft, will make $10 million a year -- in a shoe contract.  
  • Saturday marks the 20th anniversary of Columbine. Those kids who survived it are now pushing forty and some with high schoolers of their own. (All of this as multiple schools in the district are closed today while police search for a potential nutcase.)
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  • You think I'm kidding when I refer to Fox News as "State TV"? I'm not. And now we have proof: Trump got mad at the network yesterday and referred to them as "we." We
  • And, just like he was their boss wanting the employees to straighten up, he stayed mad at Fox News for giving a platform to Bernie Sanders:
  • I just read The Power of the Dog because I had heard good things about the trilogy of books, but I've come to the conclusion that I'm not a fan of fiction. Even if the fiction is interjected into actual history. The more I read, the more I just wanted to simply learn about the U.S. involvement in, and "battle of", the drug trade in the 1990s.
  • Question on the radio this morning: Which state most reflects what the United States is? That is, if a one time visitor to the U.S. could only go to one state, what state would best reflect America for him?  I'd go with Pennsylvania. Two major, yet different, big cities on each side with basically Texas in the middle. 
  • And did you know it is the official position of DPS that you can't change your mind within that 100 feet without violating the statute?
  • Very random observation: A former local Fox 4 reporter promoted that her husband is selling his vehicle which led to this link. What am I missing? A 2002 vehicle with over 100,000 miles selling for over $24,000? (It's got a bunch of old video equipment in it which I'm not sure is a plus.)

  • The mallrat is leading in Alabama in his new political bid. Sheesh. But give credit to that 20 vs 17 reference which is very clever. (Side note:  I'm still waiting for his lawsuit against Sacha Baron Cohen because of the very funny prank to be dismissed.)
  • Being an expert weatherman, I've never seen others predict hail like they are doing so for this late afternoon/evening. I'm putting Wise County's window between 4:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  As far as the certainty of hail? My weather models are being too unpredictable. You're on your own. 
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