Random Thursday Morning Thoughts

Four were killed and 16 injured in Midland when a train struck a parade float carrying 12 veterans and their spouses.  After its investigation, the NHTSB created an animation of the reconstruction of the accident which is on YouTube.

  • An earthquake hit West Texas yesterday at 3:30 p.m.  The boys on my afternoon radio station in downtown Dallas swore they all felt it, and that it lasted for almost 20 seconds.

  • It turned out to be a false alarm, but a potential active shooter caused quite the commotion in Fort Worth yesterday.

    • This is what started it.

    • The view from someone inside the building during the confusion. 

  • Until yesterday, most people probably didn't realize the Collin County DA had been sued for sexual harassment. He needs a PR guy. 

  • Same sex marriage will be federally protected by statute before the end of the year.

    • Neither of the Texas senators stepped up.

    • The action was taken because of Justice Thomas concurrence in Dobbs where he threatened to come after other constitutional protections next.  

  • Current abortion ban states after the last election. It's kind of hard to keep up with. 

  • Fun race in Pilot Point. If I understand it, there will now be a required "run-off" even though there were only two candidates to begin with. In the (unlikely) event they are tied again after the second vote, they will "draw lots" to decide the race.

  • Whenever you support the "government should be run as a business" mantra, you get a government with "profits" of $27 billion.   Most reasonable people would call that being unnecessarily overtaxed by $27 billion. 

  • I think Fox News might really be done with Trump.

  • I can't believe this is possible. (The Supreme Court refused to hear a different "judicial override" death penalty case out of Alabama in 2020.)

  • (1) How is this possible when you have a budget of $742.3 billion?  (2) That Lockheed-Martin project is a boondoggle so far, anyway. 

  • And another.

  • The Cleveland Browns at Buffalo at noon on Sunday has quite the potential. 

  • Former Governor Rick Perry has been hired to help in the legalization of mobile sports betting in Texas.