Random Friday Morning Thoughts

This referred to the death of Kasey McKenzie, 23, of Granbury in the parking lot of the Dallas strip club, Spearmint Rhino. Eric Brent Crutchfield, in a jacked up truck, simply didn't see her and ran over her.  He was on felony probation at the time of a steroids charge, and it was revoked which resulted in a 10 year sentence. (He received a 3 year sentence on the strip club case which ran concurrently.) McKenzie's family would eventually sue the club and win $10.5 million from a jury. Her Facebook page is still up

  • I'm finding this "10 years ago" bit to be pretty interesting. 
  • Well, marijuana has finally killed someone.  In all seriousness, this 26 year old guy was in jail for weed. We put a man in a cage for being in possession of a plant. And now he's dead

  • A Texas Republican talks about the joys of lynching yesterday. Video.

  • A new NFL TV deal was announced yesterday, and it is for $10.7 billion a year.  Yet owners have a self-imposed salary cap for the players.

  • Here's the video. It's pretty funny. 

  • Fort Worth police say this picture was left in a tip jar with "HELP HE has abducted me" written on the back.  It could just be a hoax by "friends" or enemies. Maybe not. But there are some weird replies to the post.

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  • I thought the talk of "Who is going to replace Rush Limbaugh" was silly. Radio stations paid to air Rush's syndicated show. To just think that the show's owner could put someone else in as a host and radio stations would continue to shell out the same amount of cash for it was never going to happen.  Now Cumulus stations are proving this to be true as they have have given Don Bongino his own show and broadcasting it in the slots they use to pay Rush for. 

  • I got my Bill Gates Computer Chip Injection yesterday. 
    • #TeamPfizer #TeamSpeedway
    • I think I'm now picking up HBO Max when I dream.
    • Seriously, the whole experience was really surreal. It just finally hits you hard that we are trying to vaccinate the entire U.S. population against a virus which has certainly killed someone you know. Sitting in a sea of cars, it had a very sci-fi/dystopian feel to it all. 
    • But the whole process couldn't have been smoother or easier.
  • I've said this before, and I've got more evidence to support it: Germania Insurance is fantastic to deal with.  Allstate, not so much. 
  • Very random Cowboys sports point: Only Noah Brown remains on the team from the 2017 draft. Never heard of him? He was actually on field for 228 plays last year. And the Cowboys just gave him a new one year contract.  Edit: A faithful reader corrects me and points out that Jourdan Lewis is still on the team. 

  • Last chance to sign up for the Liberally Lean Pick 'Em Tournament with the jacked up scoring system benefiting first two round upsets.  We've cracked 100 entries. 
  • Time which has passed since the Wise County Sheriff's Office has failed to solve the murder of Lauren Whitener in her home at Lake Bridgeport: 623 days.
  • Messenger: Above the Fold