Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts

Chris Christie somehow caught flak for welcoming President Obama who was visiting in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
  • The Collin County DA and his top assistant of have been accused of sexual harassment by one of his investigators and three other employees. Here's the PDF of the 75 page federal lawsuit. 
  • Good lord. Listen to her brave little voice. New 911 tapes. 

    • And always remember what Gov. Abbott tried to sell us right after the slaughter of 19 children: 

  • What's up with all the crazy verdicts? The defendant here was FedEx and the trial was in federal court in Houston. The lawyers aren't listed. 

  • County Judge J.D. Clark sends along this fantastic photo taken from the under-reconstruction Wise County Courthouse. It is taken from the gutted elevator shaft looking straight up. (He was standing on a makeshift platform on the third floor.) This is really amazing. Back in the day, the building was cooled by open windows which caused the air to rise up through that shaft where there was no elevator. Heck, even that skylight -- which I have never seen in my life -- wasn't there in the beginning days as the open air extended up towards the bell tower.  

    • I'll say it again, the reconstruction of the Wise County Courthouse to its original version is the greatest project in Wise County government history. 
  • Shot . . .

    • and chaser . . . 

  • I noticed that Richard Greene has resigned as editor of the Messenger to move on to a different opportunity. That comes on the heels of Kristin Tribe leaving that position last year. 

  • A Twitter blue checkmark means that Twitter has verified that you are who you say you are. Well, it used to. Now it just means that you are paying $8 a month.  And it means you have sold out to The Man for a vanity tag. 

    • Lots of people in the struggling newspaper industry say this is spot on: 

  • This is an irresponsible headline in the Dallas Morning News. It should read that toddlers may have been exposed to THC at a private daycare in the middle of the afternoon on Monday.  Instead, this will turn into a THC-or-Fentanyl-In-Your-Kids-Trick-Or-Treating-Candy lie after its filtered through Facebook a million times.

  • In another blow to the Rumormongers, the break-in was caught on video.


  • Ewwww.

  • I don't have an opinion about Taylor Swift one way or another, but look at the size of those venues she is playing on back to back dates. There are few artists, if any, who have ever been capable of filling up stadiums two days in a row. 

  • Zeke Elliott was Edward Scissorhands for Halloween.

  • Messenger: Above the Fold