Random Monday Morning Thoughts

  • The young girl who contracted the "brain eating amoeba" from the Brazos River near Waco died overnight. 
  • I saw a Wise County deputy's car all crushed up on 380 on Friday afternoon, but I didn't hear anything else about it. Some of those boys drive pretty fast these days. 
  • Eddie Money died on Monday, and the The Cars' Rick O'Cassic died yesterday. I could have sworn Eddie Money played the Runaway Bay Country Club about 15 years ago, but I can't find anything about it with the Google. 
  • Stay with me here. It's a Fourth Amendment violation if cops take your blood in such a manner that there's an "unjustified risk of infection and pain." This blurb below was published by the official County and District Attorney's Association on Friday discussing a court case about the issue. Look at the highlighted portion: They don't want constitutional violations to be recorded so they can still use the evidence since there's nothing to refute the defendant's claims. Think about that. It's a monkey with his hands over his eyes instead of the statue of justice.
  • If this isn't the exact same thing as money-changers in the temple, I don't know what is. His daughter is being interviewed and selling books at the worship service. 
  • Small problem at Tennessee game yesterday. Video here and here
  • So Yemen rebels bomb the oil refineries in Saudi Arabia with drones and take out half their oil production? I've said for years the next war is a drone war (and have questioned why we pouring so much money into conventional F-35s,)  One of the most interesting aspects is how far from the border the drones hit. 
  • For some reason we are "locked and loaded" and waiting on marching orders from Saudi Arabia. 
  • On September 10, Secretary of State specifically said of the possibility of Trump meeting with Iranian leaders that Trump "has made very clear he is prepared to meet with no preconditions." White House transcript here.
  • My allergies are killing me. I know it's a bad sign with the Yorkie In The House goes into a sneezing fit as well. 
  • High School Sports: (1) I don't have video of it, but I definitely want to see it: A running back for Sanger scored on a 79 yard pass against Bridgeport Friday night. It's noteworthy because the guy is 6'3" and 235 pounds. Bridgeport won. (2) Highland Park lost at home. It was the second loss at home since their coach arrived 21 years ago.  (3) Sure, it means nothing, but Decatur should be ranked sixth this week. 
  • The Jaguars quarterback loves bits. 
  • After claiming he wanted to ban all flavored e-cigs on Thursday, Trump back tracked the next day. I suppose Juul executives got to him. 
  • Felicity Huffman got 14 days in federal prison for bribing officials to get her daughter into college. Once I get passed why the feds would even care about a case that netted 14 days in the first place, do you want to spend 14 days in prison? We throw around years and months of a person's life in reference to prison sentences way too much. 
  • The Amber Guyger trial starts today one week from today I've said it before: I think she'll be acquitted. 
  • That's a hockey score:
  • "Liable." 
  • Messenger: Above the Fold