Random Friday Morning Thoughts

The student was a 24 year old sophomore out of Temple, and it was never clear why she and two others jumped out the window. But I found a picture of it the "first floor" which made the story a little more understandable. That might be a little more than six feet, plus the ground slopes away. Also, two people were eventually charged with misdemeanors of  "making a false report to and interfering with a peace officer."

  • New job numbers were released this morning. This wasn't supposed to happen. 

  • Awful. Only 20 years old.  

  • It will probably land in the ocean but, man, can you imagine the chaos this will cause if it starts heading towards a populated area. However, I haven't been able to figure out how much notice we'll get as to where it is headed once it re-enters the atmosphere.  

  • College Station police are explaining why they tackled and tased a bicyclist after a video was widely circulated. What also got my attention was how a motorcycle cop just drops his ride on the sidewalk.  

  • If you ever thought the crazy Bill Gates conspiracy theories would go away, this won't help that happen. 

  • I'm kind of surprised this hasn't had a little more coverage than what it has.

  • A convention in Dallas which is heavily QAnon influenced has quietly been kicked out of the facility that had agreed to host them. 

  • Oh, my. Video.

    • And that guy looks strangely like Ted Cruz. 

  • Below is the box score from a softball game Monday in Alabama in the "Class 6A Area 3 Tournament."  I got sucked into this. 
    • Look at how Lanier lost by just 1 run in a shocking score of 46-45 (!!) despite only getting 5 hits. 
    • I suggest you look at the base on balls figures.
    • There were 29 batters "hit by pitch."
    • And if I'm reading it right, the winning team pulled their starting pitcher only to put her back in the game in the final inning. She then gave up seven runs on seven walks to almost blow the game, but her team bailed her out with a four run rally in the bottom of the inning.
    • It's glorious:  

  • Albert Pujols was released by the Angels yesterday. Here's a look at his salary year by year: 

  • 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: 672 days.
  • Messenger: Above the Fold