Leading Off (4/6/09)

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.

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5 responses to “Leading Off (4/6/09)”

  1. whiskey says:

    AARRRGGGH!!!
    ARE THE ANIMALS IN CHARGE OF THE ZOO?
    IF YOU WANT THE HOTEL….VOTE NO
    IF YOU DON`T WANT THE HOTEL….VOTE YES
    OH, AND PLEASE DON`T SMOKE A LEGAL PRODUCT WHILE YOU`RE MAKING UP YOUR MIND

  2. John M says:

    I can’t wait for Steve’s upcoming op-eds”Downtown flooding: Would It really be so bad? I mean, Venice is pretty cool, right?”, “Is a billion dollars really that much money anymore?” and “Empty Convention center hotel means big energy savings for Dallas. How keeping the lights out is saving our planet”

  3. smarty says:

    Layoff will begin today at the Dallas Morning News per moroney’s letter.

  4. 84692 says:

    I wouldn’t expect Zac to mention it, but today is also the best day of the year, otherwise known as Opening Day.

  5. JimS says:

    Nah. I’m off it. I’m not responding any more. I think you’re on to something. I think Steve and I are becoming co-dependant. Another six months of this, we’ll be doing little shows together on cruise ships in exchange for half-off on our meals.