Leading Off (11/16/09)

1. Want to learn the ins and outs of owning a concealed handgun? Maybe you should check out the Academy for Firearms Training owned by Dallas County Constable Roma Skinner. Or not. Critics say that Skinner shouldn’t be employing deputies in his side business. There are allegations of favoritism and people are unhappy. Fortunately, no one is yet bitter enough to comment on the fact that the constable shares the same first  name as the lady from Touched By An Angel.

2. Did you know that Dallas has the third busiest Mexican consulate after Los Angeles and Chicago?  Apparently, we do. And sadly, because of a few unfortunate incidents–including a skimming scandal by an ex consulate employee and a mishandled lawsuit–things haven’t been going so well over there. Juan Carlos Cue Vega aims to change all that today. Well, it’s unlikely he’ll change all of it today because it’s his first day on the job. But yes, over time, Vega intends to make the bookkeeping processes more transparent and focus on relationships with foreign-born Mexican immigrants.

3. Many people in North Texas are probably going to be unproductive at work today. They’re angry. They’re depressed. They feel betrayed. This is why I don’t watch football, people. And also because, between Mad Men (please tell me that some of you saw January Jones’ dismal performance on SNL), Celebrity Rehab,  and other Sunday-night delights, I simply don’t have the time. Anyway, I’m sure like every other unhealthy relationship, you’ll forget all about this transgression and go back for more.

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