Random Friday Morning Thoughts

This one is a little weird in that I was referring to Friday, April 1, 2011, when no one was injured. But a few years later, on April 17, 2018 to be exact, "Jennifer Riordan, a 43-year-old Albuquerque bank executive, died after shrapnel from an engine failure blew out a window on Southwest Flight 1380 and she was pulled halfway outside the plane."   

  • American Airlines and Dell issued statements yesterday either specifically condemning the Texas Legislature for making it harder to vote. Southwest Airlines and AT&T followed suit with a slightly less curt press release. Good for all of them 

  • More news on Matt Gaetz. But here's a prediction: I bet he will be able to ride this out. The voting public shockingly no longer cares about stuff like this.  

  • Fun Fact: Matt Gaetz was a Senior at Niceville High School in Florida in the year 2000. On September 29, 2000, Niceville actually played Bridgeport in a football game at the now-imploded Texas Stadium. 
  • Update on a Texas Sheriff:

  • This part of the Rangers' box score yesterday is why I lost interest in baseball years ago. And there are 161 more games to go.  

  • The Evil Empire raided Texas Tech yesterday and stole their basketball coach. If I'm a Red Raider I wouldn't feel that bad. The last time UT did that to them was David McWilliams and that that didn't work out to well. 

  • New this morning: We continue to pull out of it. 

  • My favorite Trump Insurrectionist post-arrest photo. “I Was There, Washington D.C., January 6, 2021”:

  • New Gallop poll shows Americans are turning into a bunch of heathens. 

  • The father of the Official Liberally Lean Girl has asked the court to pay him $16,000 a month for his "job" as his conservator and wants Britney to pay for his legal fees when she tries to fight him. One lawyer he hired charged $1,090 an hour for an alleged 220 hours of work.  "Free Britney!' indeed. 

  • Calmest bus driver and calmest kid in the history of ever. Video.

  • Heard on the radio this morning that basketball teams (even Houston during it's most famous Final Four appearance) used to wear odd numbers on the road and even numbers at home.  Maybe my brain is malfunctioning, but I kind of remember doing that when I was in high school. But I don't trust my memory on that at all. 
  • 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: 637 days.
  • Messenger: Above the Fold