1. I didn’t support the smoking ban in the first place, but if it’s going to happen, I want it to happen on Friday instead of six months from now, as Tennell Atkins is suggesting. I also want a police escort to work, and would prefer someone on council work on making that happen.
2. Conspiracy theory: Steve Blow is serving up these Mayor Leppert apologist columns (like this week’s, which makes the case that T-Lep is a leader because…he is a leader) solely so Jim Schutze can respond to them, keeping them both in public eye. I may or may not have stole that idea from the first half of the Judd Nelson vehicle From the Hip.
3. The Mavs took the Suns to the woodshed yesterday, effectively ending the Suns’ hopes of passing Dallas for the last playoff spot in the Western Conference. They could still get in, but they’d have to go 5-0 while the Mavs went 0-5. Implicit but rarely mentioned in that scenario is my death.