Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts

It's been 10 years, and I still haven't heard to it referred to as a "Mansfield bar."   

  • Yesterday was -218. 

  • But, on a dark note, some of the plateauing over the last week is based upon the number of hospital deaths. 

  • The federal government's announcement yesterday that it would "protect" those who seek constitutionally protected abortions doesn't mean much. The law the Justice Department cited, the "FACE Act", does nothing to prevent those from taking action via attempting to collect a $10,000 bounty.  

  • With no hint of irony, the voter bill will be signed in Deep East Texas today. (Side note. So Sen. Bryan Hughes was behind the voter bill and the Abortion Bounty bill?)

  • "Hey, Bob, you got any ideas for a theme to use at one of our government run county parks?" Bob: "Uh, yeah. Let's have people pretend they've been falsely convicted and sentenced to life in prison."

  • A six year old girl died on an amusement ride in Colorado on Sunday night. "The Haunted Mine Drop, which opened in July 2017, is billed as the first drop ride to go underground, plunging riders 110 feet inside of Iron Mountain."  A video of the ride is here. I'm not sure how that accident could happen.

  • Update from yesterday's weird case in South Carolina. 

  • Wall Street Journal: The number of women vs. men in college is getting way out of whack

  • Michael K. Williams, Omar from The Wire, was found dead in his New York City apartment yesterday.  He gave us one of the all-time great courtroom scenes. "I got the shotgun. You got the briefcase."

  • Random sports #1: This is real from Saturday.

  • Random Sports # 2: I watched the fourth quarter of the 1987 Texas/Arkansas game on the Longhorn Network yesterday and it was wildly entertaining Here is the end of it. Wikipedia says it was "the first time in Longhorn history that a game was won on the last play of the game." The two teams play this week. 

  • Uh, you might want to get on that.

  • Random High School football note:  Allen High School lost on Friday to Atascocita High (near Houston) by a score of 41-20. Get this: That loss snapped Allen's 84 game winning streak and was the first loss ever in their $60 million stadium.  They are now 122-1 at home.