Leading Off (2/27/09): Jay Leno Edition

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1. Governor Rick Perry’s peeps have been fishing around Dallas City Hall for negative information on Kay Bailey Hutchison’s husband, Ray, a local bond attorney. Most damaging thing found so far: he’s an attorney.

2. Jacquielynn Floyd reverses her position and is now in favor of banning the sale and breeding of pit bulls. That’s intense, huh? I mean, when’s the last time you heard of a woman not in favor of a sale on anything?

3. A Spanish company, Cintra, has won the right to reconstruct LBJ Freeway … or, as it’s known around their office, El LBJ Freeway. Hi-yo!


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20 responses to “Leading Off (2/27/09): Jay Leno Edition”

  1. Puddin'Tane says:

    What is this? I thought we were supposed to have change today! This looks like the same ol’ crap.

    Promises, promises. (Shoulders down,shaking head)

  2. Eric Celeste says:

    I just type here. Tim is the mastermind, PT. I’m sure everything will change by 8 a.m. If not, check with Tim at [email protected].

  3. Josh Pearson says:

    Friday is a long way from being over. I don’t remember a time being given. (That is, until Eric graciously threw Tim under the bus about 5 minutes ago…)

  4. IJS says:

    Shouldn’t that be El BJ?
    Not El LBJ?

    The two Els/Ls are redundant.

  5. Count Floyd says:

    The first item should refer to Perry’s perps, not his peeps.

  6. Robb says:

    So, change in five minutes? Nice.

  7. JS says:

    I guess this is change we can’t believe in.

  8. Davie Dave says:

    Here we sit like birds in the wilderness….

  9. Troll Doll says:

    I was gonna say “Change, my ass,” but then I realized that could be a command, too.

  10. Chris says:

    Why is Rick Perry in love with Cintra? Whats the back room deal he is getting?

    (Cintra was the first Texas Trans corridor contractor, the first 121 contractor, until everyone got pissed off that the business was going overseas. Which will happen again)

  11. Puddin'Tane says:

    Nothing is permanent
    Nothing will last forever
    Nothing is permanent

    Rain falls and turns to mud
    And then it dries and blows away, away
    Grass grows in yards of green
    And then it gets too tall
    and causes worry

    Need leads to satsified
    Which doesn’t last so long and well
    You know
    All things, always change
    And change is fast if it’s not slow

    Nothing is permanent
    Nothing will last forever
    Nothing is permanent

    Where was the neighborhood
    Before they marked off all
    the streets and roads
    Who came to live here first
    And does it really matter
    I.. don’t.. think.. so

    New stores of new design
    Look old and dated long before they fall
    Buildings of any sort are just
    lean-tos and that’s all

    Nothing is permanent
    Nothing will last forever
    Nothing is permanent

    Wise words from Brave Combo.

  12. I hope the lights get re-timed on Forest Lane ’cause that’s where I’ll be driving.

    I just don’t see anyone other than truckers paying $7+ do drive LBJ. Even an affluent person knows when they’re getting ripped, right?

  13. Troll Doll says:

    I’ve timed it, MD. Taking Forest to Central from Midway takes about the same amount of time as taking Midway to 635 to Central.

  14. Eric Celeste says:

    IJS: That is too close to actually being funny. That’s why the extra El. Leno would never go for something that bawdy.

  15. Grammar Police says:

    @Troll Doll
    It used to, until you told everyone about the secret shortcut.

  16. elsp says:

    I bet those Spanish commies are calling El LBJ something else, like Cesar Chavez. Can’t trust them foreigners.

  17. Daniel says:

    Brave Combo is just dust in the wind. (And all their money won’t another minute buy-hi.)

  18. Dane says:

    Will the Spanish company be building any Calatrava bridges over Marsh Lane?

  19. Jason Galloway says:

    I thought El BJ was Spanish for “blow job.”

  20. Puddin'Tane says:

    @ Daniel: the site will go through a Polkatharsis.