Random Monday Morning Thoughts

I didn't remember this at all, and I'm not sure I heard any remembrances about him when the sequel was released this summer. Tony Scott directed lots of blockbusters.

  • By last night, it seemed like the forecast for flooding was a massive miss. But it looks like it is hitting us now.
    • It first fired up overnight with parts of the metroplex being hit with around six inches of rain by 2:00 a.m. Most of the other areas at that time, including Fort Worth and Wise County, were still basically dry at that time. This is the screenshot at 1:59 a.m. with the flash flood warnings:

    • This was I-30 near downtown Dallas earlier:

    • The numbers at 6:00 a.m.:

    • And those will change dramatically. DFW airport is already officially over 7 inches.
  • I will never be more torn in my life than if Trump becomes a champion for the Fourth Amendment (which he apparently just discovered once the conduct of law enforcement actually impacted him.) But he might want to pick a better test case than one involving a search warrant signed off on by a federal magistrate.  A "major motion" won't get far in his case.

  • Good grief

  • I'm absolutely convinced that your average juror doesn't know how big $1 billion really is. 

  • Kim Jong-un loves Rodman. Putin? Not so sure about that. 

  • This got a Florida state house candidate permanently banned from Twitter. It might appeal to his base, but we can't normalize these nutcases.

  • But isn't limited to small time state politicians. “Are they [IRA agents] going to have a strike force that goes in with AK-15s . . .  ready to shoot some small business person in Iowa?” -Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA)  (Video). Even the old guard is saying crazy stuff. America has changed so much in just five years. And what's an AK-15?

  • I normally don't mention traffic accidents in other countries, but what happened in Turkey on Saturday was wild. They had two different incidents, 150 mile apart, where someone plowed into emergency vehicles and people which had gathered at a previous wreck. Fifteen people were killed in one and 20 in the other. Video caught one of the them as it it happened. (Graphic warning.)

  • St. Jo is a little town in Montague County. We don't know much about this murder other than the lady was beaten to death in her own home. She was actually found alive on August 5th but died late last week. It doesn't sound like they have a suspect. 

  • I missed on Friday that a bestie of the The Little Ball of Insurrection™ who was on the same private jet pled guilty for her part in the January 6th Insurrection.

  • She's not wrong. 

  • Fox News has reservations about the Republicans chance of taking control of the Senate based upon some of the primary selections. 

  • Heck of a paragraph in this story about the death of a veterinarian in a Fort Worth. 

  • If I see this meme one more time I might pull my hair out. However, here's the back story about the people in the pic if you are interested.

  • A national sports broadcaster and sometime Ticket fill in host confirmed this picture was taken in a backyard in Irving on Friday. That thing's big. s

  • I think I'm one of the few people who can't stand Jordan Speith. In this week's tournament, he received unwanted attention for ignoring his caddy's advice to lay up and ended up putting his ball in the water instead. But that's not what bugs me about him in the video. It's his constant talking. Sheesh. Say all that stuff in your head. And just shut up and hit the ball. Video

  • Since everyone is praising it, I watched the Netflix Manti Te'o documentary over the weekend. Huge thumbs up. I might even call it a "must see." And while most docs save a big bombshell for the middle or late part of it, this one hits you over the head in the first five minutes with a sledgehammer.

  • I'm not sure the caption under the photo of the home is correct under this front page . . .