Bag of Randomness
- I’m surprised by the number of people that didn’t understand that the rules for a filibusterer at the state and federal level are different.
- Now that DOMA is ruled unconstitutional and Prop 8 was dismissed by the Supreme Court, I wonder how many conservatives are genuinely concerned that this will lead to people marrying animals and objects.
- I saw a lot of evangelicals tweeting “Jesus wept” yesterday and I saw a lot of folks replying “tears of joy” and that Jesus himself never said anything about it.
- You’d think there be some sort of punishment or some kind of ethical violation altering the date of a state senate bill. John Oliver did add this, “The Texas Senate majority was simply being consistent. They simply believe that if late one night you are swept by your emotions and make a stupid mistake, you should always have a chance to fix it later and not have to live with the consequences.” Even with the Supreme Court decision about Prop 8 and DOMA, I was surprised ‘The Daily Show’ focused so much on what happened in Texas.
- The Patriots operate by a lot different set of rules than the Cowboys when it comes to a player getting in trouble with the law.
- The 2013 Aaron Hernandez jersey
- When the Supreme Court makes a decision, interns grab the paper and physically run it to the networks. Here’s a great look at it.
- I’ve been really happy with Blue Cross Blue Shield, but now my employer is moving to United Healthcare. I had a very bad experience with them when I was an employee at Fidelity Investments and have never thought highly of them since, so I hope things are better the second time around.
- Someone stopped by Dick Whitman’s house to enjoy a snack
- I bet the IRS contractor who used a military prep school injury from almost 30 years ago to qualify for disabled veteran status to gain an advantage in bidding never thought he’d be grilled by a congresswoman who is a double amputee disabled veteran.
- Texas is responsible for about 40 percent of the 1,300 executions that have taken place in the U.S. since the Supreme Court ruled that capital punishment legal in 1976.
- This was on the Reddit front page: “‘In Texas, we value all life,’ Gov. Perry TX. Said on the eve of the state’s 500th execution.”
- The Netherlands is closing prisons due to a serious prisoner shortage
- Fair Park is looking like a summer destination.
- Gordon Keith made the list – Dallas Observer 30 of the metro area’s most interesting characters
- My blogging friend Barry had a great quote the other day, “Ted Cruz will speak at the First Baptist Church of Dallas on Sunday morning. That place has turned into the Southern Baptist version of Fox News.”
- Heartrates of the Apollo 13 crew
- The body of Christ is not and cannot be gluten-free
- What would happen if a werewolf landed on the moon?
- The Miami Dolphins are updating their helmets. That logo was always a bit confusing, as the old one had a dolphin wearing a helmet with an “M” on it yet the football team never did such a thing.
- Famous Texan High School Photos
- That’s a lot of food – Camel stuffed with lamb, stuffed with chicken, stuffed with fish.
- There’s a lot of Wal-Marts – Grocery store geography
- I made mention of Johnny Carson the other night, and one of my readers was kind enough to inform me that Conan O’Brien will host a show on TCM about 25 memorable Carson interviews. This will certainly be added to my DVR.
- My father died 15 years ago today. It’s strange to think how I haven’t had a conversation with the most important man in my life for a decade and a half now.
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