Random Monday Morning Thoughts

I didn't watch The Sopranos until a couple of years ago. It lived up to the hype.

  • That's all I know about this from last night. 

  • Abbott went nuts this weekend with his veto stamp. This is really, really strange.  Here's the list. He even vetoed part of the budget last night.  

  • I don't mind politicians going to weather damaged areas for a photo op. Heck, it's kind of expected and required. But don't put on gloves and act like you are working when you aren't.  Ted Cruz played pretend this weekend in Perryton:

  • What a mess. The truck was stolen and driven by a kid who just turned 17. His passenger, who died, was a 15 year old girl.

  • Flashback. More proof that Pete Delkus is all about the hype. This was his 10 day forecast from a week ago. He missed the 100+ predictions for the last four days. And although it will be hot and miserable today, it's not going to be 102.   

  • Highland Park ISD superintendent perk. Click to enlarge (as always)

  • That didn't work out. Here's an appellate opinion out of Fort Worth in the case if you want to take a deep dive into it.

  • From the campaign trail. (This was actually in early June in Iowa.) I don't think I posted it.  

  • This might indeed be the worst home run TV call of all time. And it was on ESPN. It was the first game of the college world series on Friday, and TCU was ahead by two in the top of the ninth and pitching. The ORU batter pulled off a shocking three run homer. The announcer first calls it a "walk off home run!" -- which is impossible at the top of an inning -- and then he gets further confused and says it is TCU who has won it:  "Oral Roberts wins it and rallies  . . . TCU I should say . . . in a walk off." What a train wreck.  Video.

  • Random college football recruiting news that made me cock an eyebrow.

  • Uh . . . 

  • A very, very random Twitter post and replies that I stumbled across which I shouldn't have read right before bedtime. 

  • Legal nerdy observations: 
    • I know nothing about Texas civil law, but the Texas Supreme Court on Friday may have begun to curtail the right to recover large damages for past and future mental anguish and loss of companionship (summary here) because the Plaintiff's lawyer argument:

    • The U.S. Supreme Court did not have a Fourth Amendment case on the docket in 2021 and 2022. Thus far, they have not agreed to hear one for the 2023 fall term.