Archive for March 9th, 2017

Let’s see. Yesterday, the FBI Director said there is no such thing as privacy. Our rides can get hacked. Same for our elections. Our iphones and flat screens. Now this:

Chief Art Acevedo‏Verified account @ArtAcevedo 12h12 hours ago

If you are on @ATT Network there is a problem if you try to call 911. This may be a Nationwide issue. We are looking into the problem now.


Houston smells good‏Verified account @evan7257 12h12 hours ago

So this is not good

That is not what I wanted to hear from the police chief last night. Let’s hope it is a glitch and not a hack. We are already in trouble. This would certainly make it worse.

For those who care, the World Baseball Classic is underway. Carlos Correa is playing for Puerto Rico but is playing third base. Who is playing shortstop for Puerto Rico?

This is a no brainer. Can we get this passed, like right now? Here is from the Chron:

Armed with two more years of evidence that texting while driving is killing hundreds of Texans each year, State Rep. Tom Craddick is back in Austin advocating a statewide ban on sending and reading messages behind the wheel.

Craddick, R-Midland, was joined by numerous supporters Thursday morning in front of the House Transportation Committee. HB 62, a general ban on texting while driving, is again named for Alex Brown,  a 17-year-old West Texas high school senior killed Nov. 10, 2009, when she crashed her truck as she carried on up to four different texting conversations at the time of the crash.

Since, Brown’s parents have become vocal advocates for a texting ban, which has faced a very uphill battle in Texas. Craddick’s bill and similar others have failed to get enough traction to pass both legislative chambers and receive the governor’s signature.

In 2011, the bill came close before then-Gov. Rick Perry vetoed it, citing his concerns with “a government effort to micromanage the behavior of adults.”

Forty-six states ban texting while driving, and 17 ban the use of all handheld devices.

Back in early January, some fella ran a stop sign and I smacked his car pretty good. He got like three citations. A couple or so weeks ago I got three subpoenas to show up for night court last night. After plunking down $5 for parking,  I showed up for a 6 pm docket call. The fella who got the citations was there. So was one of the officers who wrote him up. I figured I was going to be there for at least a couple of hours. Guess what? I was out of there by 6:30. Nice job H-Town municipal courts!

Cleveland’s Francisco Lindor will play shortstop for Puerto Rico of course.

I don’t have anything from The Yard today


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