Random Thursday Morning Thoughts

I liked the early days when Fox 4 leaned heavily into publicizing input they got by social media and emails.  (The "Jenny" referred to was the then recently hired Jenny Anchondo.)

  • Man, everyone had a lot of hot sports opinions about Kissinger on social media once his death was announced last night. He's never really been on my radar. He's never been on my radar, pro or con. 

    • The Rolling Stone sure went hard:

  • Once again, I don't know anything about the Young Thug trial going on in Atlanta, but there was a bit of a problem yesterday when the TV cameras inadvertently broadcast the faces of some jurors.

  • One more day of the cease fire. I'm guessing this is the last one and then Israel will let loose on Gaza again. 
    3-year-old Yahel Shoham was released this week

  • I've been notified that the annual Wise County Toy Run scheduled for December 3rd is in dire need of donations after a named sponsor may, or may have not, reneged on a title sponsorship.  Information here and here if you want to help. 
  • After advertisers left Twitter because of Elon Musk's anti-Jewish posts, he had a message for them yesterday while on stage. He even called out the head of Disney by name. Video.  It's mind-boggling to think that he paid $44 billion for a company he hell-bent on running into the ground. 

  • Home and auto insurance rates in Texas skyrocketed last year, and now I see this from Fox 4 News weatherman: 

  • I bet they actually kick him out tomorrow.

  • Not that it matters much any longer, but Sports Illustrated just announced its "Sportsman of the Year": Deion Sanders. I said it when he was first hired by Colorado, the decision to hire him will turn into an unmitigated disaster. And it is well on its way. 

  • Fans of the Evil Empire will want to study the various odds and possibilities of this week's conference championship games. I think that unless Florida State loses, UT will be left out. But the 4.6% scenario below is what I'm hoping for. Absolute chaos for the committee if that happens as they would have to chose the final slot to go to either one-loss Texas, Alabama, Ohio State, or Georgia:

  • The next hearing date for the Tanner Horner capital murder case of Athena Strand in Wise County is set for February 15, 2024.  No trial date has been set yet.  
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