Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts

  • Yes, I pegged the temperature exactly (33 degrees at 7:00 then dropping slightly), and, yes,  I predicted Wise County schools will be closed, but I'm off by a handful of miles on my snow prediction.  We've had sleet and some freezing rain, and snow is still possible between my closing window of 9:15 a.m., but at this point I'm prepared to accept the "L."  I mean I was soooo close! It's right there to the west! 
    I'm sorry I misled you, lady.
  • WFAA even showed up right outside my office at 3:58 a.m. to talk to me. (Hey, at least the poll was frozen.)
  • I think I'm now beginning to understand why local reporters are quitting. "Hey, Kalee, we need you up in Decatur at a live shot for our 4:00 a.m. newscast. And can ya get up their a little early so we can have a web clip or too?"
  • We had dueling pettiness at the State of the Union last night. Trump refused to shake Nancy Pelosi's hand in the beginning, and Pelosi tore up Trump's speech at the end. I'll be glad when we get back to normalcy. 
  • By my count this morning, Trump has tweeted or retweeted about Pelosi 23 times since he woke up. He mad. 
  • This guy served his wife with divorce papers while she was receiving cancer treatment, was having an affair while he was impeaching Clinton, was fined $300,000 by the House for ethics violations, and lost his House speakership to a pedophile because the pedophile was more likeable. 
  • I'll tell you one thing I actually despise about the State of the Union speech: Human props. Trump did it. Obama did it. Bush did it. Heck, I'm not even sure when it started, but I think it is so cheap. 
  • Rush Limbaugh ("I'm getting this award? Are you kidding? I had no idea this was announced five hours ago!") did his best Garth Brooks impersonation ("There are people here at this concert? I'm not alone here on stage? People paid money to see me?")
  • This doctor and his girlfriend were all over the news last year after a D.A. had a press conference to announce they had been charged for "drugging and sexually assaulting multiple women." A newly elected DA dismissed the charges yesterday saying there is no evidence to support the charge.  In America, how one person views the evidence can be the difference between incarceration and freedom. 
  • Anyone else think it's amazing that gas just above $2.00 a gallon? If you would have told me that when I was in high school and sitting in a gas line (yep, I did), I would have told you we were crazy. For a brief period of time back then, we weren't a hundred percent sure gas was going to even be available the next day. 
  • Put this in the Smithsonian.

  • House of Cards update:  Uber claims that it will have 3,000 very high paying jobs in Deep Ellum by the end of 2023. By the end of 2019, they said they would have 400 people hired. The now say they've "hired" only 150. And maybe these two are competent, but Uber has brought in a 25 and a 27 year old to do all the hiring. 
  • I don't care about Michigan State's long time coach suddenly retiring yesterday, but this got my attention:
  • Just as Jesus did, Jeffress is now hawking a new book online. He's even made it his masthead of his Twitter account. 
  • I'm off to look out the window and pray for a last second snow storm to save my impeccable track record. 
  • Messenger: Above the Fold.