Random Friday Morning Thoughts

A $3 million verdict over fracking would be reversed three years later on appeal.

  • From the car chase, to the trial, to the verdict, I can't think of a bigger cultural phenomena in my lifetime than the O.J. Simpson case. 
    All four of these men are now deceased.

    • I remember watching the verdict being read in Matties on the courthouse square in Decatur. I was D.A. at the time -- a time where there was no Internet and finding a TV outside of your home was no easy task.  Matties had a big screen TV in its far west room, and  I stood in the back, with my entire office, as the verdict was read.  I had a buddy confidently predict a not guilty verdict earlier that morning.
    • Simpson got lucky with the murder verdict, but later got royally screwed with a real 9 year sentence out of Las Vegas for robbery. Not the best PR for the criminal justice system. 
    • While the murder trial was going on, Larry King Live on CNN dedicated its hour to the trial every single night. If I remember correctly, Charles Grodin did the same thing on CNBC.
    • But the Simpson saga changed the media forever.  From that time forward, any big event would get wall to wall, not-stop coverage until something bigger came along.  

    • Wait a second. Maybe the Los Angeles Times accidentally revealed who the "real killer" was, but just jumped the gun a little bit?

  • Fifty-seven? How can you have 57 "highest priorities"?

  • So two guys are in a common area of the high tone Anatole in Dallas, after attending a jewelers convention, and one of them , age 41, approached the other, 69 year old David Ettinger, about “a comment he made towards Ettinger’s spouse earlier in the evening.” and Ettinger “grabbed his arm” in response. The 41 year old then pushed Ettinger, who fell backwards and struck his head on the floor. Ettinger later died. Weird. 

  • Trump wants to hire one of the dumbest men in Texas, Sid Miller? 

  • No way.

  • I kind I wish I knew more about a 19 year old elected district clerk in Texas who just doesn't want to work. 

  • Let's check in on Fox News. 

  • Sergio Garcia rocking Baylor or Oregon colors yesterday at the Masters.  Unrelated:  Tiger Woods did well yesterday but, mark my words, as soon as his wheels fall off he'll start limping. 

  • 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: 4 years and 291 days.