Random Thursday Morning Thoughts

  • Remember that federal court decision that said "marking tires" for potential parking violations was an unconstitutional search and seizure? Well, some municipalities have turned it into a consensual search. 
  • When you rip off the taxpayers for family gain so much you soon don't even realize it when others point it out.  It's not about the protection, Junior.
  • Bridgeport's Colin Jones just signed a two year and $2.6 million contract with the Carolina Panthers. This will be his ninth NFL season. That's a long NFL career.
  • Fans of the Evil Empire are very excited about this year's football season. They are on the verge of selling 63,000 season tickets. That's incredible.  And there's nothing better when Texas has high expectations. 
  • And if Bevo was never prosecuted for going after the Georgia bulldog, I don't see why they are going after this cat: 
    Side note: Methamphetamine is never plural.
  • Based on the headlines, I thought were had a horrific crime of this lady killing her child with boiling water. Instead we have a very bizarre story of  a four year old pulling "a large pot of boiling water off the stove, scalding her head, torso and arms, [and the] woman said she didn't seek medical attention and treated the girl herself." 
  • Greg Abbott has solved the problem of mass shootings in Texas since three of the worst four in our history have occurred under his watch: He has formed a task force which will meet every three months. "Good job. Good effort." (I wonder if he will use the victims' families in El Paso as campaign commercial props like he did after Sutherland Springs?)
  • No, I don't want a receipt emailed to me after I make a purchase at a register. Who in the world is going to take the time to enter an email address? And the ulterior motive is clear anyway. 
  • A Fox News poll yesterday had this negative number for Trump. Well, it's possibly negative. His hard core base probably wants it that way -- you know, in a modern day North vs. South kind of way.
  • I bought a Devour TV dinner at Brookshires by ironically using the high tone Apple-Pay app on my phone. I went home and, within an hour, glanced at my Twitter feed and saw a promoted ad for Devour. 
  • I had already forgotten that 2011 was that hot. 
  • It was a weird day for certain right wingers.
    • Conservative pundit Ben Shapiro said "If you had to work more than one job to have a roof over your head or food on the table, you probably shouldn't have taken the job that's not paying you enough. That'd be a you problem."
    • Congressman Steve King picked an unusual topic to support by saying, "What if we went back through all the family trees and just pulled those people out that were products of rape and incest? Would there be any population of the world left if we did that?"
    • And they're buddies.
  • Tell me we will all look back at the late 2010s and remember when the nation sunk to just a brief moment of Idiocracy before it came to its senses. Trump is laser focused on the country this morning:
  • Remember them?
  • Walking on the sidewalk yesterday I heard someone yell, "It must be awful to have to get up and go to work every morning!"  It was coming from a retired Wise County criminal investigator driving by in a 4x4 extended cab. I got scoreboarded by a government worker who retired relatively early.