Leading Off (4/13/09)

1. If you worked for Irving ISD during the 2000-01 school year, you may want to hold onto your effin’ hat, because someone is probably ordering $240 worth of pudding right now, using a credit card with your name on it.

2. Just because my father-in-law is both a Republican and the proud owner of a Portuguese water dog (handle: Repo) AND because I’m interested in what you guys will do with this seemingly innocuous story, the President’s new dog Bo is from nearby Boyd.

3. And finally, State Rep. Betty Brown (R-Terrell) apologized for that whole Asian-Americans-should-make-their-names-easier business. That won’t stop me, however, from saying “don’t try to Betty Brown me, son” whenever someone accuses me of saying something confusing. Given my track record, expect that to happen several dozen times a day for the next forever.


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30 responses to “Leading Off (4/13/09)”

  1. Spamboy says:

    1: Dog from Boyd = dog that cooks meth in the tub of the Lincoln Bathroom

  2. RayRayRay says:

    That pudding link is broken… IJS.

  3. Becca says:

    Irving ISD employees had the $240 and the identity theives HAD to have the pudding.

  4. RayRayRay says:

    Yeah, now it’s up. It was taken a while to load, apparently. That type of server overload is what happens when FrontBurner links to something.

  5. RayRayRay says:

    taking* a while to load!

  6. Ed says:

    i thought the Obama’s were getting a rescue dog. not one from a breeder.

  7. nmlhats says:

    As my astute husband pointed out last night, it is probably a terrible idea to give your dog a name that rhymes with “NO!”. If they wanted to name him after Bo Diddley they probably should have gone with Diddley. Good luck to the Obamas with training him…

  8. Daniel says:

    Your silence on quitting smoking speaks volumes. Well, a sentence anyway, which is more than enough.

    You slipped!

  9. Zac Crain says:

    I’m chewing Nicorette right now. Smoke free since Thursday night at midnight. Did you slip?

  10. Lodowick Brodie Cobb Allison says:

    Mr. Crain quit smoking? Preposterous!

    The young man and I enjoyed some celebratory Chancellor Tobacco just yesterday.

  11. towski says:


    Isn’t removing a dog from Boyd essentially rescuing it?

  12. Bethany says:

    Ed, the story says it was a gift from Sen. Kennedy.

    Another story mentioned that the Obamas would be making a donation to a local shelter.

  13. NeitherParty says:

    I think we can all agree that W has some evil plot to try to lead to the demise of the O admin…..is it really just a coincidence that the dog is local? Haliburton and Karl Rove’s fingerprints are all over this.

  14. Obama's Seat says:

    It’s very difficult to find a pound pup with enough documentation to obtain proper security clearance.

  15. towski says:

    Bethany, the story also mentioned that the dog had been placed in another home that didn’t work out, and that the dog had then been temporarily placed with the Kennedy’s.

  16. Daniel says:

    (unintelligible; generally body language vaguely suggesting a “no”)

  17. ESP says:

    YAY Barry and Levon on a monday morning!
    Excuse me while I kiss the sky…Aww Yeah…

  18. Daniel says:

    general body language vaguely suggesting a no


    generally body language vaguely suggests a no

    Take your pick.

  19. Lodowick Brodie Cobb Allison says:

    I am Lodowick Brodie Cobb Allison, and I fully support State Rep. Betty Brown (R-Terrell).

  20. GMOM says:

    I have a rescue Porty. She is the best dog I’ve ever had, easy to train and loyal as they come, never have had to use a leash. Les Girls will love Bo!!!!

  21. nmlhats says:

    One of our dogs is a purebred, registered Siberian Husky that we adopted from a former neighbor’s sister, who decided for whatever reason that she could not care for the dog and wanted to give it away to a good home. There are lots of purebred rescue organizations out there with pets needing new homes. Normally we would go to a shelter or just take in a stray but this dog just fell into our laps.

    I don’t know why the puppy “didn’t work out” with his first owners but I’m not sure that this qualifies as a rescue if the breeder was still in the loop…

  22. Dallasite says:

    It was living with Ted Kennedy? Definitely a rescue animal.

  23. Daniel says:

    More like a detox animal.

  24. Daniel says:

    Ted Kennedy would blow pot up its nose!

  25. Amy A says:

    So…Ted Kennedy gave Obama a WATER dog? *snort*

  26. Lance says:

    Spamboy likes the weiner.

  27. Stump's Agent says:

    Who cares ? He’s no competition for me. Back to the economy now.

  28. Pkirkland says:

    Curious! What is wrong with BOYD? No we are not the Meth capital. I live here and have done so for years. I find it very affordable, less crime, and easy access to the metroplex . Like with any other city in Texas we have our fair share of crimes, however I am entertained every evening when I turn on the news and watch all the news stories about the larger areas. So please explain What is wrong with Boyd? Or did you just think you sounded smart by saying such a stupid remark.

  29. Spamboy says:

    @Obama’s Seat: genius

    @Lance: honest

    @Pkirkland: Assume you’re talking to me. Longtime metroplex residents are quite familiar with the history of Wise County drug issues, even if they’ve gotten better in recent years. My advice: lighten up and roll with the fact it was a joke