Random Friday Morning Thoughts

It was a murder in a gated community in Keller where the wife first said it was an intruder who killed her husband and then changed her story to say it was suicide.  (And, yes, "messier" is a word.)  This is how it all turned out:

  • What was she thinking? That there were good people on both sides?  And after this news broke yesterday afternoon, the superintendent was scrambling last night and issuing an apology. But he better be careful. That PAC running the show over there might slap him down.

    • The real story here is that the secretly recorded audiotape demonstrates how teachers are scared to death to simply teach. They fear their political overlords will come crashing down on them for saying something that doesn't fit into a certain narrative mandated by the banning of "Critical Race Theory."   That term means what their rulers want it to mean. 
  • Bill Clinton has been in the hospital, including ICU, since Tuesday because of a urinary tract infection which evolved into sepsis.  That ain't good, but apparently he's on the mend. 

  • I've got the cold front moving through Decatur at 10:45 a.m. 
  • The pilot who was indicted is from Keller. 

    • One thing that is odd is that the company had already settled any criminal charges against it in January with a "Deferred Prosecution Agreement" (DPA).

    • And there's always perceived seediness somewhere. Here's an update after the DPA:
  • Local attorney Paul Belew has very gently chastised me for seemingly ignoring his campaign for governor. He noted that he even has billboards in a few places across the state including one on I-35 in West, Texas around the kolache joints. 

  • The Denton County Sheriff told the Rotary Club that he has a shortage of 100 detention officers for the jail.  I'm not sure this is the way to go about getting applicants:

  • This is nutty. A reporter in Missouri right clicked on a state web page, chose "View page source", and noticed that the school had hard coded the social security number of some teachers into the HTML for everyone to see.  The reporter then notified the State. What's the response? The Governor called him a hacker and is trying to get him prosecuted.

    • Yes, this really happened, and it's as crazy as it sounds. There is no such thing as "decoded the HTML source code." 

  • USA Today has released its database of college football coaches' salaries. TCU's Gary Patterson is in the top ten? 

  • Everyone is yelling about gas prices hitting $3.00 a gallon like this is new territory, but does no one recall 2008 or especially that long span between 2011-2014?

  • Sign me up! This is still one of the greatest moments in American politics. 
  • Coldplay is coming to the Cotton Bowl in May of next year. Is it OK to like Coldplay? 
  • 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: 835 days.
  • Messenger: Above the Fold