Good News and Bad News

The good news is there’s one less thug in Dallas. (And you know it wasn’t his bike, either.)

The bad news is too many people at the Dallas Morning News still don’t understand the basics of guns and gun laws in Texas.

Hall then pulled out his licensed pistol and shot Lewis multiple times, according to police.

One more time: Guns are not licensed in Texas, nor are they registered. People can get a license to carry a concealed handgun.


Arrested for Contempt of Cop

Let’s first say yes, the cameraman is a being a total dick, but in America you have the right to be a total dick. He’s also a conspiracy loon (“New World Order”, “Illumati scum” and so on.) But you have the right to be that, too.

So having said that, let’s go to the tape.

Search without consent? Check.

Violation of the 4th amendment? Check.

Anger over being videotaped in public doing the public’s work? Check.

Arrest cameraman for exercising his free speech rights? You betcha it’s a check.

Skip to the 5:50 mark.

If you have any doubts, they charged him with a felony and then dropped all charges the next day.

How Do You Know If Your Councilman Is A Moron?

He says things like this:

But if we hope to continue to attract world class businesses and corporations to Dallas and avoid bigger cuts in future budgets, the answer is clear: We must increase taxes in order to preserve and enhance the quality of life for all our residents.

Seriously.

This is the kind of ignorance of basic business 101 that rivals former Dallas City Councilman Leo Chaney, who once told me that investors would build another Mockingbird Station in his district if only he got the area zoned for it. Never mind things like demographics, traffic, demand, or any of the other fundamentals retail developers weigh.

Every time there’s a budget crunch, they cut the kind of services that anger people enough to where they accept a tax increase — cutting library hours, community pools, park maintenance.

What they don’t do is cut, or don’t cut enough, is where it counts — city payroll and civil service pensions.

Oh, and how’s that $500 million city-owned hotel working out? Glad they’re spending half a billion smackers on that?

Fat Boy Avoids Ridicule By Wearing T-Shirt While Swimming

Thank you, The Onion.

Dallas Craigslist Find o’ the Day

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Nerds!

This is just too surreal.

They Rapin’ Ever’body Up in Here

Skip to the 0:58 second mark. This guy is awesome.

US Rep: There’s Really No Limit to What the Federal Govt Can Do