Random Thursday Morning Thoughts

A very wheels off marriage came to a quick end. A marriage between a guy, age 51, from The Green Mile and some teen, 16 to be exact, who somehow became an internet sensation. 

  • The Texas Rangers won the World Series? I was beginning to believe it would never happen. It's been a long, long time.  

    • Parade route tomorrow:

  • He's going to Israel? Are you kidding me?! Tell me we aren't paying for this. Then again, if this means school vouchers are dead, take all the time you want on your little trip.

  • And it does sound like vouchers might indeed be dead.

  • Last night, habitual-liar and con man George Santos survived a vote to expel him from the House -- a resolution brought to the floor by Republicans. For some reason I don't understand, it ended up being 32 Democrats who saved him.

  • I didn't know Trump was in Dallas last night, but I learned about it from the Little Ball of Insurrection who is still a Little Ball of Insurrection. 

  • High interest rates weren't the only bad news for them

  • Bobby Knight passed away.  He was as nutty as the come, but I thought it was a stroke of genius for Tech to hire him out of nowhere in 2001. (Man, it doesn't seem like that long ago.)

  • The Business Second: Six Flags just announced that it is merging with someone outfit I have never heard of. 

  • Legal nerdy stuff. I don't even know how I came across this tweet, but it really stuck with me. It's from someone wanting to discuss an email from a young attorney in a big firm.  I cannot imagine being young and in the modern work environment where I had to apologize to a bunch of bosses for not being able to respond until after 7:30 p.m. from home.  No way would I live like that. 

  • Very, very nerdy legal stuff: We almost had a ruling out of the Court of Criminal Appeals whether it is improper for a prosecutor to argue in closing that (paraphrasing slightly): "The only reason we are having this jury trial is because the defendant is refusing to take responsibility." It was a DWI case out of Tarrant County case where the high Texas court had agreed over a year ago to decide the issue. That is, until yesterday when it changed its mind after the case had been fully briefed. 
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