Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts

  • The Messenger has a story today about a bad wreck at FM 2123 and FM 51. That should sound familiar. Here's a random bullet point from 2011: 
  • Trump cared so much about the corruption in the Ukraine that yesterday he pardoned or commuted the sentences of a bunch of rich white guys convicted of corruption.
  • Here's a hot sports opinion: The Texas UIL trophy for winning bi-district is too large. 
  • The Houston Astros scandal almost got put on the back burner because of an Alvord basketball controversy. Actually, I have no idea what this is about.  But the word "speculation" instead of "not true" is kind of weird. Someone contact "Cooke County SportsTalk" to get to the bottom of this. 
  • A guy shoots me a photo of every big money Super PAC mailer he receives going after Kay Granger.  They just keep coming. 
  • President Obama's State of the Union speech in 2010 all makes sense now: "During the address, Obama condemned the Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission ruling, stating, 'Last week, the Supreme Court reversed a century of law that I believe will open the floodgates for special interests – including foreign corporations – to spend without limit in our elections.' Justice Samuel Alito was seen frowning and mouthing the words 'not true' when Obama criticized the Supreme Court." 
  • Speaking of
  • I've said it before, I want this former Bridgeport gal's press agent. She made Fox 4 again last night. 
  • Good grief. A 46 year old skier in Vail died this way: "Bettis said the chairlift’s folding seat was left in the upright position which created a gap when Varnish went to sit down and his coat got caught around his head and neck area, cutting off his airway. Eyewitnesses told local news outlets ski patrol performed CPR on the 46-year-old skier who was pronounced dead at the hospital." That's the eighth skiing death this year in Colorado, but short of the 22 deaths last season from skiing and snowboarding. 
  • I got a slick 30 page brochure in the mail yesterday wanting me to attend a $1,500 mass tort legal seminar at The Wynn in Las Vegas. Buddy, you got the wrong guy. But just look at day three: Pick what possible scam litigation you are interested in!  And you can get liquored up at 10:30 a.m. before you go. 
  • People are dogging me to watch the McMillions documentary. I read the long article about the scandal two years ago but go lost midway through it. But this HBO series must be much better and right in my wheelhouse. 
  • Former Baylor coach Matt Rhule's home is for sale
  • Hot sports opinion #2: Jason Witten wants to come back for another season. No thanks. He unjustifiably forced Blake Jarwin to the bench last year because Jason Garrett likes his buddy.
  • I almost let Delkus out of the dog-house for this but, since I hold an honorary doctorate from the American Meteorological Society, I cannot sanction this low-brow humor.

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