Leading Off (12/23/08)

1. Police are looking for a man who killed two drivers in Dallas and Garland yesterday and shot at two others. It happened during rush hour, which meant traffic was brought to a standstill as officers scoured closed lanes on 635 to look for bullet casings. The suspect was described as a bald, white man in his 40s. Murmur.

2. Southwest Airlines applied for authority to fly to Canada to meet demands of people who vacation there often, and of Republicans scared of an Obama administration who made angry, drunken threats to move there in early November.

3. Freezing rain advisories were canceled for this morning, as the temperature hovered above freezing. Seems like a solid reason to cancel it, in retrospect.


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21 responses to “Leading Off (12/23/08)”

  1. BCeleste says:

    #1- I wonder what Trey has to say about this? Well, rifleman, what is your take on this handgun misuse? I am curious to hear the opinion of a staunch gun toter/advocate on this.

    #2- That would be awesome as I could fly to Canada to watch some Stars hockey, see the hockey hall of fame, and see where the baseball glove was invented (seriously, it was in Canada).

  2. harvey lacey says:

    #1 Trey will say guns don’t kill people, people kill people.

    He’ll also blame her. You know “her”. The twit who allowed him to leave in a snit with a pistol in his pocket. She could have avoided all this bloodshed by being a little more sharing under the sheets. Peckerhead or not.

  3. Obama's Seat says:

    I suppose the logical reaction is for DPD to confiscate all legal weapons.

  4. Puddin'Tane says:

    “The suspect was described as a bald, white man in his 40s.”

    A white guy going postal during the Holidays?

    Prolly got laid off, facing foreclosure…three kids…no Christmas gifts…

  5. Bethany says:

    I’m thinking if you’re upset enough to do something like that, the matter of not having a gun is not going to stop you from doing something.

    I mean, Clara Harris didn’t need a gun.

  6. Tey says:

    @ Bethay.

    True dat, but you can’t make a political point with that stance.

  7. Daniel says:

    If only outlaws are criminals, then only bald white men will have guns.

  8. Dallasite says:

    “The suspect was described as a bald, white man in his 40s.”

    That’s racist. He should have been described as “pale” or “non-black”.

    Oh, and there were a record number of stabbings last year in London.

  9. Daniel says:

    Excellent ear for neutral phrasing, Dallasite. The two categories when describing crime suspects should be (per AP): “black” and “non-black.” That’s the least offensive way to go.

  10. amanda says:

    Bethany, as well all know the gas peddle of a Mercedes can lock up…what happend to Clara was tragic. A malfunction. I demonstrated this to my own husband.

    As to #1, it wasn’t Eric. They would have mentioned the shirts.

  11. Daniel says:

    Amanda, did your husband survive?

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  13. Jason says:


    If the bald white man had been carrying a knife in his car and not a gun, the man he killed from Kentucky would be spending Christmas with his kids. IJS.

  14. Robb says:

    RE: #2 –

    Do you think some of us can stay in the houses the Baldwins, Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins, the Dixie Chicks, etc. lived in for the past eight years?

  15. Tey says:


    At the expense of another stabbing victim. Nice.

  16. Billusa99 says:

    Better be careful, Dallasite! Some of those 90+% white men who were DMN-explicitly reported voting for D/SMU CEO of the year were very likely bald, too. Or, Joe the plumber’s in town.

    Don’t go there, it only brings out straw dog anger, from men with guns, no doubt.

  17. Snark Man says:

    Had to laugh as I drove down the tollway this morning @ 9am, looked up at the thermostat and saw that it was 38 degrees, then looked at the Northaven overpass to see a sanding truck laying down the gravel. Careful… sandy when wet?

  18. El Rey says:

    1. Another reason I try to stay ‘South of the Loop’. Those crazy people from the ‘burbs/Oklahoma will kill you…

    2. When I can fly from Dallas Love to Whistler or Banff for low Southwest prices; I will be the guy with the ski rack on my car every weekend.

    3. Road crews have to over-react to compensate for the m0rons who over-react to a litle precipitation. Yeah, I’m talking about you, local news and traffic guys.

  19. El Rey says:

    Oops. little
    Sorry gals!

  20. Dallasite says:


    “If the bald white man had been carrying a knife in his car and not a gun, the man he killed from Kentucky would be spending Christmas with his kids. IJS.”

    The non-black, follicly challenged man might have knifed even more people, though I will grant that it would have been at a much closer range.

    I think we need to have a 7 day waiting period for all kitchen utensils, not just knives. The needless slaughter associated with cheese graters and candy thermometers simply can’t continue. Think of the children!! ™

  21. Bethany says:

    You don’t wanna know what you can do with a food processor blade if necessary.