Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts

  • I've emerged from my Wise County No Bits Allowed Expert Weather Lab wearing flowing robes and carrying a scroll. I now open it and shall read the following proclamation: "(1) It will snow. (2) The snow will primarily come down from 6:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. and then slowly taper off. (3) Here's the interesting part: At around 7:00 a.m., it will be slightly above freezing but the temperature will drop just below freezing after that and remain there all day. (4) And here's my boldest prediction in the history of ever: Schools will close." So let it be written. So let it be done. 
  • It's the year 2020, and we can't run an election of sparsely populated Iowa? How hard can it be? And they have to use an badly designed app?  It was already time to kill the Iowa Caucuses altogether so let's do it. 
  •  But CNN gets the Clever Graphics award
  • Tanner Brock of Alvord has been in the news lately after being indicted for murder in Denton County.  His name caught my attention when I saw that he was officially charged yesterday in Wise County for the misdemeanor offense of  Class B Theft. (CR-80258). I was going to create this bullet point with a "that's the least of his problems" comment, but then I saw something else: He was placed on probation on June 21, 2019 for Possession of a Firearm by a Felon. (CR-21321). He allegedly committed the Denton murder on October 25, 2019
  • If a mayor of a small town did this at a Chamber of Commerce meeting, everyone in the room would look at him and think, "What's wrong with him?" . . . . 
  • I heard an anti-Kay Granger ad on the radio and it was brutal. (It was a fake voice tree with things like, "Push 1 for Corruption." (Paraphrased.) It was paid for by "Club For Growth" PAC which I guessed was funded by Empower Texans but, after checking, I don't think it is.  Man, she is really in the cross-hairs of a lot of people with a lot of money. 
  • The new data is out for criminal prosecution in Texas for 2019.  In a continued trend of declining crime, misdemeanor prosecutions continue to reflect that. But why are the felony cases going up? Drugs. We are prosecuting more drugs. Exactly 1/3 of all new felony cases were for drugs. Source: Grits For Breakfast.
  • Man, the far right wing was really upset with that Super Bowl halftime show. 
  • Rush Limbaugh announced he has "advanced lung cancer." He's obviously not my cup of tea, but he's certainly talented. I don't know how anyone can do what he does. Try going into a room and talking to a wall for three hours. Then do it an make it entertaining. That takes talent. 
  • The Cowboys are leaning to putting the "franchise tag" on Dak Prescott. That would keep him a Cowboy for one year without a contract at a salary of $33 million.   It's a horrible position for the Cowboys to be in. You really don't want to pay a slightly above average quarterback a fortune in a long term deal, but what do you instead? But placing the tag on him doesn't bode well for the Cowboy/Dak relationship.