Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts

  • Wow: Because of a tip regarding the missing Fort Worth girl, "Two and a half hours before an 8-year-old Fort Worth girl was rescued from her suspected kidnapper, Forest Hill police had gone to the man’s motel room, questioned the suspect and even looked inside his room but did not see the child."
  • I can name almost anyone in Wise County under 50 and say to a friend, "Show me a picture," and they'll be able to pull it up in 20 seconds. She calls herself "an excellent Facebook creeper."
  • I'm not sure what is the most fascinating fact about Zeke Elliott getting detained in Las Vegas at 3:00 a.m.: That he was at his sponsored football kids camp in the metroplex five hours later, the outfit of his girlfriend, or that I learned he is only 23 years old. Regardless, the nickname of Ecstasy Ewok should take on a life of its own since he was at the Electric Daisy Festival. 
  • I'm surprised he wasn't in Galveston
  • The Party of limited government, personal responsibility and State's rights: 
  • The most recent results for the California Bar Exam are in and they aren't pretty: The second worst passing rate in 30 years at 31.4%. And that, oddly, is an improvement from last year.
  • I really don't care about Josh Hamilton going into the Rangers' Hall of Fame, I just remember in April, 2013 he was booed at The Ballpark In Arlington and said, "Where was Jesus got-after the most? His hometown.” But he got the last laugh - he was making $24 million in 2017 to sit at home when he couldn't make any active roster. 
  • I had never heard of Leeroy Jenkins until my radio station clued me in the other day. And I now laugh every time I hear the name screamed. 
  • The Texas Legislature killed a bill that would have prevented public schools from using taxpayer dollars to hire lobbyists. The sounds like a good proposal at first until you realize that private schools have a ton of lobbyists to try and influence legislatures to funnel taxpayer dollars to them with a voucher law. Public schools should have the right to fight back on your behalf. 
  • A sixth terminal is going to be built at DFW airport at a cost of $3 billion.  I bet it'll cost more than that and that it will be fantastic (if the great Terminal D is any comparison.)  I need to research who was the main mastermind behind the idea to buy all those acres for an airport back in the day.  What a genius idea for the metroplex and it will continue to payoff for decades to come. 
  • That's a serious "let me speak to the manager":
  • I guess I'm not the only one who doesn't like Dennis Prager. Philadelphia Magazine isn't a fan either. 
  • I just noticed an Arlington guy was arrested last night in Wise County and being held on a $5,000 cash bond for " Contempt of Court / Disobedience of Court Order" issued by the "County Court at Law" (but they didn't designate #1 or #2). I'm on it. That's unusual. 
  • Also weird: In Tarrant County yesterday, there were two directed verdicts in separate DWI trials. Two judges found the State failed to prove its case and sent their respective juries home.