Random Friday Morning Thoughts

This was in the final 2012 issue of the Messenger which was its "Year in Review" edition. I'm not sure I've mentioned that wild case of a lady's body being found in his garage rolled up in a carpet in Paradise.

  • This is a very weird story. We don't know what happened to the girl, if anything. There's no indication she told police what happened (although she was taken to the hospital for "evaluation".) And then there's this kicker: "Two other women, who are believed to be unrelated to the man, were also inside the restroom. Police said neither witnessed an assault, fighting or signs of a struggle while inside the restroom."

  • A breaking news headline. There's absolutely no details in the story, but adding that it happened in the "cultural district" is a nice ironic angle. The lone fact is that it happened "at the intersection of Bledsoe Street and Currie Drive." 

  • There's no way to explain this in a bullet point. Look it all up. (And although the arrest is true, the pizza box angle is probably false.) 

    • Not a bad explanation attempt, though:

  • A bill has been introduced in the Texas legislature to allow Justices of the Peace to authorize the taking of blood from you without your consent. This one is authorized by Jacksboro's David Spiller. David is a friend of mine, but that bill is a dumb idea. It's tried every session, but inevitably fails. 

  • It's really amazing that an outdated software system is behind the Southwest Airline issue. There's one thing this country is full of is people who can competently design and manage databases and logistical systems. And expense is not a big problem.

  • Remember this guy, Doc Gallagher? . . .

    • Well, he appealed his conviction and sentence, but his court-appointed lawyer concluded there wasn't a valid ground for the appeal. The Fort Worth Court of Appeals affirmed his conviction yesterday as a result. 

  • Baby Jesus will get his vengeance. The two arrested were of the ages of 33 and 39.  

  • I hadn't checked on Fox4Terry's Twitter account in a while. He's still out there pounding the late night streets. 

  • Business quick hits from today's Dallas Morning News:
    • From the "Investment Year in Review" shows that I continue to be vindicated:

    • Checking in on mortgage rates:

  • I have no idea what is going to happen tomorrow in TCU v. Michigan, but I'm extremely interested. TCU could get blown out, or they could win it outright. As a sports expert, I'm clueless.

  • But here's a hot sports opinion: Texas' Xavier Worthy ain't that great. That horrendous drop in the third quarter last night (video) isn't anything new. 

  • Time which has passed since the Wise County Sheriff's Office, despite having a full male DNA profile, has failed to solve the murder of Lauren Whitener in her home at Lake Bridgeport: 3 years, 178 days.
  • Messenger: Above the Fold