Random Thursday Morning Thoughts

Ten years ago we were bombing Libya and Liz Taylor died. Apparently, I didn't think Taylor deserved top billing in the Morning News.  As to Libya, they were in the middle of a civil war and NATO intervened including "American and British naval forces firing over 110 Tomahawk cruise missiles." The operation continued fox six months until the death of Muammar Gaddafi. And it sounds like Libya is currently still a mess. 

  • Fort Worth Police released video of people acting-a-fool at University and White Settlement ino order to try and ID said fools. But check out this guy (or girl) at around the 43 second mark. They were almost seriously clipped and still acted like they didn't have a care in the world. 

  • Hawaii's legislature outlawed open carry and yesterday the Ninth Circuit approved it by holding that the law did not violate the Second Amendment. (Want to read it? Here's the 215 page opinion by GWB appointee Judge Jay Bybee.) That circuit had previously held that the prohibition of concealed carry was not unconstitutional as well. I honestly don't understand any of this. 

  • Very funny movie. Very sad news. The child actor who played Walker Bobby in Talladega Nights is dead. 

  • It's almost out of the news cycle . . . .

  • College coaches can change jobs at the drop of a hat, but a player can't change schools and be immediately available unless the school consents.  OU is not playing nice.

  • New York is on the verge of legalizing weed. I wonder which state will be the last state to do so - Texas or Utah? 

  • I don't think I've ever wanted someone to be indicted as much as I want to see that happen to Ken Paxton. 

  • Large prosecutor offices have full sections dedicated to finding and overturning past wrongful convictions.  I can't think of a single case in Wise County where an "actual innocence" claims was ever even filed. 

  • After work, I picked up two plants ($6.98 each) out of dozens off a nicely displayed rack at Lowe's in Decatur, but ran into a problem when I tried to check out. The machine wouldn't scan their bar codes. After three employees and a manager got involved by trying to scan and manually input the code, they finally announced the problem: "They aren't supposed to be on sale until tomorrow morning." How'd they remedy the problem which caused a five minute delay? They simply took the plants away from me and then continued to check me out with my other items. 
  • Fun fact: Biden's new Labor Secretary introduced himself at the 2016 Democratic National Convention this way: "Good evening. My name is Marty Walsh, and I’m an alcoholic." 

  • I've ranted that this new trend of buying non-fungible tokens is the equivalent of buying a Beanie Baby thinking it would one day be a collector's item. I'm re-thinking that: The worthless Beanie Baby in your closet might be worth more than what people are buying today.

  • Read this story if you want to, but it will take you until paragraph 25 before they get around to identifying him, and then you'll learn he's not particularly interesting. 

  • In only ten days there will be a packed Globe Life Field for the Rangers' Opening Day.