Random Thursday Morning Thoughts

I wrote this on 3/19/14 so call me psychic. It turned out to be Trump who replaced three of the four but in only one term. Breyer retired once Trump lost the election.  

  • Sad to see the name of Vicky Barnes in the Update's funeral notices. The long-time restaurant figure was a mainstay in Decatur - from Matties to the Courthouse Cafe to the Whistle Stop Cafe. 
  • It's the absolute last chance to sign up for the LL Pick 'Em Tournament. Games start later this morning. Get down on it!

  • "The Los Angeles Dodgers have fired Ippei Mizuhara, the interpreter for Shohei Ohtani, after Ohtani’s representatives accused Mizuhara of engaging in a 'massive theft,' using the player’s money to place bets with an allegedly illegal bookmaker under federal investigation." There's something a little suspicious about this story involving the best player in baseball. Ohtani gambling cover-up?

  • I don't know why I'm surprised that worked, but I am.   

  • There's no explanation as to what this raid was about but this seems very, very odd.

  • DPS guy transformed his own picture in that of a 14 year old girl. 

  • She was the sister-in-law of  Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and was the "CEO of a global shipping company." She was also "married to to Jim Breyer, a billionaire venture capitalist and chief executive of Austin-based Breyer Capital." Story.

  • I want to know more about this. A guy is kidnapped from Smith County in East Texas at gunpoint while in his driveway. He claims he didn't know his kidnappers (and no one disputes that) who then drove him to Fort Worth while they demanded money from his wife by phone. And this is all we know as to what happened next: "The Ft. Worth Police Department was notified that the most recent ping showed the suspects' car to be a gas station. Ft. Worth officers found the Honda and the victim was located in the backseat. Both Cordova and Cordova-Rascon, who were found in possession of two guns, were detained and later arrested." Come on! We need more than that. 

  • Here we go again. 

  • From his smaller rolls of a doctor in Fletch, a machine shop co-worker, in Raising Arizona, to an expert witness with a criminal history in A Time to Kill, I absolutely loved this guy. 
    "No, not that mother-scratcher. Bill Parker!"

  • Former Cowboys coach Bill Parcells sighting yesterday. We hadn't heard anything about him in a long time. 

  • The Business Second™. Jerry Jones was already heavily invested in natural gas before this move.

  • Messenger - Above the Fold