Random Friday Morning Thoughts

After draft night, they got married. But no longer. Russell Wilson is hanging out with Ciara now.


  • I don't know much about this Jacksboro trial yet, but Jack and Wise County are in the same judicial district. (That's just a thumbnail below so clicking on it won't make it any clearer.)

  • Decatur with its first early voting win yesterday, 148-128. (Of course, it finally dawned on me that a Bridgeport resident could early vote in Decatur, but I'm guessing that would only be a few people.)

  • The CRT Hysteria Candidates were elected to the school board in Southlake, and then this new policy goes into effect. The new overlords, who are now government actors, don't want to be called out for their actions. 

  • The @DallasTexasTV Twitter account usually just posts crazy videos from the streets of the city. But for some reason, they chose to post this yesterday.  Buddy, this happens several times a day, every day. (Any chances we have an illegal search here? Or do you think the Clay County officer just happen to form a reasonable suspicion based upon his vast "experience and training"?)

  • Man, I don't know about all this. The teacher asks for a personal interpretation of Romeo and Juliet and the kid, who appears to black, fires off the n-word a few times during his presentation.  If the kid had been acting serious about the assignment, I might have let him go on (but you've got to be a pretty bold teacher to have that attitude.) But when it quickly turned into a comedy routine, the teacher has to shut it down.  But fired? I don't know about that either. I wouldn't want to be a teacher.  Here's an unedited excerpt of it

  • This was pretty entertaining. She stopped down for a bit to try to angrily defend a text she claims not to remember.   

  • Fort Worth Weekly story. It names names.  

  • I don't know anything about the travel industry but that seems like a lot of lost revenue. 

  • Very nerdy legal stuff: When the Supreme Court splits 4-4 (after one judge recuses herself), this is what the full opinion will look like. It happened yesterday. The judgment of the lower appellate court will stand in those rare situations.

    • But this case gave rise to an interesting dynamic. The legal issue, which was boring -- when is a train "in use" -- but important to some people in the train industry, is now technically "undecided" by the Supreme Court.  But it really isn't: Justice Barrett recused herself because she was one of the judges who ruled in favor of the railroad on this exact case when she was on the 7th Circuit. So we actually now know how the Supreme Court will rule (5-4 in favor of a railroad) if a different case on the exact same issue were to come up again. 
  • The Cowboys first round pick was an offensive lineman. And he needed to hold against his Tulsa competition

  • You Maverick fans are going to be sleepy. (EST.)

  • Some guy is lobbying The Ticket this morning on Twitter for some Bryce Elder coverage. 

  • 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: 1,029 days.
  • Messenger: Above the Fold