Leading Off (8/6/12)

One 911 Call Taker Fired, Another Suspended Following Deanna Cook’s Murder. Too late, obviously, and I’d say too little, but hopefully this will get the city to really revamp its 911 system, which has been in the news for its failures far too often this year. The mayor scrambles the crop dusters when West Nile comes creeping, but where is he on this? He says it’s a Triple A priority. Great. Now do something about it. Take it, Flav. Speaking of West Nile…

Dallas May Have Botched The West Nile Virus Crisis. According to this, we were at epidemic levels probably as many as three weeks before anyone decided to step up the fight or, really, tell anyone important, and more than a month before Mayor Rawlings decided to update his status on Twitter and Facebook. Awesome summer, gang. Really. Lot of hustle all the way around. OK, time for a cool down item. Ready?

Miles Austin Scores 17.30 Fantasy Points. Oh, and the Cowboys beat the Giants for a change. But, really, obviously all I care about is how last night’s game affected my defending Dallas Media Folk league champion FINGERGUNZ. And the fact that my Tony Romo-hating son, who is 8, had to admit post-game that he “got served.” I’ll just keep whiling away the time until basketball starts.


  • Wes Mantooth

    Would it be fair to say that the D Magazine position in regard to West Nile spraying would be damned if you do, damned if you don’t? To paraphrase: you shouldn’t spray at all, but if you do, you didn’t start soon enough!

    Reminds me of the old Catskills joke about the all-you-can-eat buffet: the food is lousy and there isn’t enough of it.

    • @Wes Mantooth: Generally, I would say that’s pretty accurate.

      But I would add that, from the sound of it, if they had acted sooner, they could have avoided spraying the entire city in the manner they did.