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Leading Off (5/23/18)

Runoff results come in, JCP CEO flees, and Paige Patterson's tumble from the top continues.

Runoff Results Are In. Your Democratic candidate for governor is Lupe Valdez, the first Latina to win a major-party gubernatorial nom in the state. Colin Allred beat out Lillian Salerno for the chance to face off against Pete Sessions. And good grief, Vic Cunningham, whose racism went viral last week, lost the Republican runoff for Dallas County commissioner by just a hair. Click here to see them all.

JCPenney Stock Drops 8 Percent After CEO Announces Departure. JCP CEO Marvin Ellison is jumping ship for Lowe’s, perhaps a safety boat in the age of Amazon.

The Paige Patterson Story Is Only Getting Worse. A couple weeks ago, thousands of Baptist women signed an open letter calling for a stand against Patterson’s “unbiblical teaching,” after a recording surfaced of the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary president saying he told domestic abuse victims to pray for their husband rather than leave. Now, a former seminary student has come forward with a similar story: the Washington Post reports the woman was advised to pray for rather than report her rapist to the police.

Ohio Bridal Shop Not Giving Up Case Against Texas Health Resources. An Ohio bridal shop claims it went out of business and had to sell its assets at a discount after Amber Vinson, one of the Presby nurses infected with Ebola, visited and tried on wedding dresses in 2014. Before it shuttered, the shop grossed about $450,000 a year. The former owners are seeking $1 million in damages. After an appellate court dismissed the case yesterday, the shop’s Dallas attorney says he will be taking it to the Texas Supreme Court.

Don’t Mess with TxDOT, Apparently. You know that new “Don’t Mess with Tex Mex” mural on the side of the downtown El Fenix? Turns out, TxDOT denied the restaurant’s request to license its anti-littering slogan back in August and just now noticed the recently painted façade.

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  • OldLakeHighlander

    I must take you to task on this morning’s headlines.

    As a White American Male, I can emphatically state that just because one feels disgust in the deepest pit of their being at the thought of any person that is not White, American and Male does not mean that one is racist. Not at all! If one has the urge to hurl up the mornings’ breakfast at the sight of a person with naturally brown skin, it does not mean that one thinks less of them. Perish the thought! All White American Males have the innate ability to look beyond the revolting, repugnant and nauseating pall of anyone unfortunate to not be just like them and treat them with all of the dignity and respect that we would reserve for a banana slug. It is not easy embracing diversity as boldly and humbly as we do, but we do it for the future of the children. That’s White American Male Children, of course.

    • OldLakeHighlander
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      I’m sure this sounded much funnier in your mind than it does in your comment.

      • OldLakeHighlander

        As a White American Heterosexual Male, I am right about everything–even the stuff I am flat out wrong about. Sounds like you’re just some libtard trying to keep the White Man down.

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