Random Tuesday Morning Thought


  • I posted the above on Monday afternoon 10 years ago. As Super Bowl weekend began, the forecast changed in the blink of an eye.  By the afternoon, the forecast had been revised to "up to 10 inches" of snow. 
  • Texas hospitalizations:

  • Truly horrible news about the family of Craig Carter who is in the run-off with Jacksboro's David Spiller for a Texas House District seat: "WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL)— Nocona businessman Craig Carter and his wife are devastated and mourning the loss of their 4-year-old daughter Lux after a horrible car accident Sunday. In a Facebook post, Carter said his mother-in-law Rose was also killed, and his son Rex is fighting to survive."

  • Not sure what is going on, but both ways of Central Expressway in Dallas were shut down moments ago due to a "police incident." This isn't a car wreck. Edit: DPD says they shut it down because they are dealing with a "distressed individual."

  • If you don't think Marjorie Taylor Greene is certifiably crazy, consider this video unearthed where she actually talks about the person named "Q". 

  • Yesterday Mitch McConnell called Greene's views  "looney" and a "cancer for the Republican Party." Good for him. 

  • That "cancer on" line has become a go-to phrase.  It was coined during the Nixon Administration and Rick Perry rolled it out not too long ago:

  • This gal got kicked out of a Lakers game last night for mouthing at Lebron. Here's her post game selfie-interview giving her side of the story. Extreme language warning, and I do mean extreme. Good lord, lady.  She's straight out of Real Housewives. But the biggest twist came when she says she's 25. 

  • If you haven't seen Rochester Police officers pepper spray a nine year old girl, you need to

  • In other pepper spray news which is closer to home:

  • One under-appreciated aspect of all the arrest warrants for the Trump Insurrectionists is that they have used screenshots from social media. That is, they just don't describe the posts with words but they just reproduce them in the body of the affidavit. This one from yesterday is one of my favorites. Somehow, they were able to identify Mr. Faulkner.

  • Unrelated deaths but odd

  • Jason Witten announced he'll coach at nearby Argyle Christian. Here's a hot sports opinion: That won't work out at all. Plus, I'm bugged that he releases a written statement but still decided to use "positive impact" twice in one sentence. 

  • And to think that the Democrats never once stormed the capitol in an attempt to overthrow the U.S. because they didn't like the electoral college. 

  • I saw this post yesterday about the labor of black men used to build the Texas Capitol building in 1882. They should have just labeled them "slaves" instead of "convict laborers"  because that's what they were. In the Post Civil War South, a work-around to the abolition of slavery was found so long as the slaves were technically labeled convicts. That loophole wasn't hard to find. It was, and still is, right there in the 13th Amendment:  “Except as punishment for a crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted.”

  • Moment of silence for Screech and Hal Holbrook.