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Random Monday Morning Thoughts


  • That hot opinion on melting was posted after the Super Bowl in Arlington was over. I guess we'll see if my observation was correct today and tomorrow. But, then again, we aren't going to even hit 20 degrees today.
  • I don't know if we have an "official" temperature anywhere in Decatur, but I'll put it at 1° this morning.  

  • Snow on the beach in Galveston this morning

  • The snow was great and impressive yesterday, but those flakes were never huge for a sustained amount of time. I don't think anything will ever match February 11, 2010. DFW Airport recorded 12.5 inches and Haslet topped out at 14.4 inches.
  • I haven't heard about Wise County being subject to "rolling blackouts" last night/this morning, but it's happening all around the state. They are supposed to be for 15 to 60 minutes, but I'm seeing lots of complaints out of the metroplex this morning that the power had been out for hours. 

  • If an employee of the Tarrant County District Clerk's office died in the I-35 pile-up because her boss, Tom Wilder, is a jerk who never closes the office and was willing to gamble with the lives of county employees, he needs to resign. It's the least he could do to show respect for her family. (Here's a link to the email referenced below.)

  • Horrible news that I'm sure you've heard  . . . 

  • Trump avoid impeachment for the second time, but the Senate at least got close to the 2/3rds that were needed: 57-43.   You might have missed it, but for about two hours on Saturday morning the trial almost turned into a substantive spectacle when the Senate surprisingly voted to hear witnesses. But then they immediately changed their minds. This statement of Republican Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler was put into the record by agreement in lieu of calling witnesses. 

  • If that bored you and you're just looking for an entertaining moment from Saturday, then this video clip is that. I think the Senate was laughing at his pronunciation of Philadelphia. And a very underrated part of the clip is at the end when he says, "I haven't laughed at any of you."

  • Ted Cruz isn't even trying any longer.
    • Uh, the Babylon Bee is parody. 

    • Great picture of him meeting with Trump's lawyers during the impeachment trial. 

  • Local legal related news

  • Random girl's basketball news:

  • If you've got a couple of spare minutes, check out the "comedy" routine of this guy. Video

  • I actually watched two movies over the weekend.
    • Bombshell - I really liked this, but it's for a niche audience. The best thing about it was Charlize Theron who was a dead ringer for Megyn Kelly. And the brief appearances of the fake Bill O'Reilly and the fake Sean Hannity were fun for a guy like me. 

    • The Last of  the Mohicans - I had never seen this, and I've got a shocking verdict on it: Big thumbs down. I loved Daniel Day-Lewis in Gangs of New York and There Will be Blood, but he really didn't have a chance to act in this thing. I found it incredibly corny with horribly designed action scenes.  And there were way too many close-ups of Day-Lewis running at me. (But I did love this line in the film: “I would rather make the gravest of mistakes than surrender my own judgment.”)

  • Pretty good graphic for federal judge appointments in Texas over the years:

  • I wonder if it is worth investing in a generator.