Leading Off

1) A bar owner in Fort Worth is stirring up some controversy with a banner he hung outside his establishment that uses some word that starts with the 14th letter of the alphabet. Not sure what the word is, since no news agency thinks readers are mature enough to see this incendiary word quoted in context.

2) Since Dallas Police haven’t got anything better to do, now they’re being given another dumb law to enforce and you’re being given another one, like HOV lane restrictions, to ignore. But has there actually been a rash of kids run down in school zones by drivers on cell phones? Is this an answer to a problem that doesn’t exist? Why, what possible reason could there be for this proposed new ordinance? Wait for it — and –>”Violators would face a $200 fine.” Natch.

3)  “But some animals are more equal than others.”

Wednesday video bonus: Two Fort Worth heroes in action.

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4 responses to “Leading Off”

  1. Kirk says:

    Hmm…14th letter = N

    I wonder what that word could be?

  2. JS says:

    Those two officers definitely should be nominated for, and receive, a lifesaving award. That video should remind all of us that our police and fire personnel risk their lives daily to protect all of us.

    I found it interesting, though, that the reporter included in the story that the driver was an illegal immigrant but the web “transcript” of the story left that out. Anyone have any idea why they would make such a change?

  3. j.d.w... says:

    Somewhat related to item #2… I actually saw a cop giving a homeless man a ticket for panhandling at the 635/Montfort intersection the other day. This required two cop cars blocking a much needed lane of traffic during rush hour. The very same guy was back on the very same corner the very next day… go figure.

    Keep up the good work DPD!

  4. Jay says:

    I go to great extremes to avoid Channel 5 news. Their “this everyday household item can kill you, hear about which one at 10” tactics have grown tiresome. However, if you follow the link you posted, the news report video indeed shows the entire banner. So scoreboard I guess.

    And did you notice the name of the bar? Classy Lady. Stay Classy Ft. Worth.