Leading Off (11/30/12)

D-FW One of the First Metro Areas to Fully Recover From the Recession: North Texas is one of only three metropolitan areas to have fully recovered from the Great Recession, joining Pittsburgh and Knoxville, Tenn., the Brookings Institute reported. D-FW rode financial services and energy production, Pittsburgh’s help came from the natural gas-rich Marcellus Shale, and Knoxville’s bounce-back was due to wayward Jackass fans.

Dallas 7-Eleven Sells $1 Million Powerball Ticket: “Damn, I should’ve bought a ticket,” says literally everyone interviewed in this story.

Hurst Police Release Video of Teen’s Arrest: Following the violent arrest of a teenager, the suspension of the arresting officer, and the filing of a formal complaint against the officer, Hurst Police released the dashboard camera of the incident. Clearly, the police thought this would help their case by showing the teenager was equally at fault. Then Officer Disraeli Arnold said, “You politely sit in this car so I can f^$% you up,” and everyone immediately forgot whatever the kid said.

The Perot Museum Opens Tomorrow: You should go. If you do, say hello to my friends Leonard Foxytail and J-BONE.


  • Avid Reader

    Would that Pittsburgh help be coming from the oh-so-evil fracking? Those terrible gas companies and their offering of jobs and economic recovery, just awful.

  • Kk.

    Chernobyl was a flourishing town, the local power plant there provided many well paying jobs. Then the dang government stepped in and shut it down!! If it’s a “job creator” then that’s all we need to know, it’s awesome the. End.

  • Daniel

    I’m starting a petition for them to begin fracking under your house, Avid Reader. Commie whiners be damned! I’ve started a separate petition for HP scions to be drafted to serve in Iraq. I heard the rapin’s good.

  • Avid Reader

    Chernobyl was government run and they didn’t step in to shut it down, it melted which would lead to the logical conclusion that it would not be continuing to run. Sure looks like the US and other countries took that Chernobyl accident to heart and ended all nuclear power plants eh? Couldn’t have been that the Chernobyl incident (power surge during a systems test) was what people might call an anomoly and or accident.

  • Avid Reader

    I have a lease on a property and hope that they start fracking anywhere in the city ordinance approved locations as soon as possible. Not everyone who complains about fracking is a communist, not sure where you got that idea. The ridiculous “HP scions” are just as available for the draft as they were when there was such a thing and if they ever bring it back; pretty sure that’s the definition of draft…you don’t volunteer.

  • Daniel

    Fracking will benefit the average citizen how?

    Your “lease on a property” notwithstanding, I have a feeling fracking won’t be going down near your primary residence, although it will occur near many other people’s primary residences. (True, though. residences in HP operate under the same rules as residences in, say, Northwest Dallas: They have walls and a roof. Pretty sure that’s the definition of a residence: walls and a roof.)

    When the well-off actually did become as eligible for the draft as anyone else, the Vietnam War effectively ended within a year or two. Imagine that.

  • Dubious Brother

    I’m not sure what you mean by well-off but my brother was drafted in 1964, the lottery started in 1969 and I was eligible in 1969 although they wouldn’t take me in 1972 after college and the war ended in 1975. Don’t have to imagine that – it is true.