Thursday Roundup: You’re Soaking In It

  • City council candidate John Jay Myers has the quote of the (yester)day regarding the latest foot-stamping, holding my breath ad from the astroturfers at RIP Dallas: “We want! we want! we want!” They sound like spoiled children. Go out and do, and stop trying to force me to buy you a hotel.” As Wick Allison notes today – it’s just a piss-poor deal for a dead-end industry..
  • If you doubt that government, by its very nature, is a bit of a shady enterprise — a protection racket where some are more equal than others — then take a gander at this.


  1. Tom says:

    I think you meant to say “Here comes the fun cooker!”
    Still, props for quoting the best show on TV that nobody watches.

  2. El Rey says:

    Krum, Texas. I never new how naughty y’all could be…
    How about the nude photos of the police chief in the mayor’s office? The DMN story left us hanging with the final line: “Shiftlet would not comment on why the pictures were in the mayor’s office.”

    “Here comes the fun cooker!” – what got me slapped everyday for a week after watching that episode of 30 Rock.

  3. amanda says:

    Forget about the mayor defying election laws. The man’s fingers break the laws of all that is good/decent in nature.

  4. Frank R says:

    Does anyone else feel that the government is getting more and more blatant about setting itself up as an omnipotent entity, all the while screwing those of us paying the bills?

  5. Rawlins Gilliland says:

    Political life (and death) in 2009 makes strange bed (and casket) partners.

    I fought Tom Leppert tooth and nail during the election. I thought he was still another in a conga line of North Dallas no-name never-heard-of-him stuffed suit business cadavers selected at Brookhollow, Brookhaven and the Dallas Country Club (which is not in Dallas, as are few of those most opinionated and vocal about anything Dallas related but that’s another beer another day irony ping/pong tournament). But he has come to strike me as being genuinely hard working and broadly committed to Dallas and it’s future while having no small sense of its DNA. Which is rare and critical to get anything done.

    ( I thought Laura Miller had that sense since she had been here 20 years and been a reporter. But she somehow missed a few chapters on her way to taking the test. But that’s another shot of Wild Turkey at someone else’s ranch another night.)

    It has been suprising to see, after the election, to see who became Mayor Leppert’s nemises (is that a word?) and who became his supporters and/or fans. It hardly breaks down as one would have supposed pre-election. At all. Not even close.