1. Score another win for the war on drugs. A 19-year-old was picked up in Richardson after a routine traffic stop and charged with marijuana possession. Too bad for the kid he also happens to be the son of a Richardson council member, so now in addition to the possible jail time and fine, his name and face are plastered all over the papers. Tough break, but I thought it was a nice opportunity for you all to chat cordially about drug legalization on this Monday morning. Just remember: What Would Rick Steves Do?
2. Speaking of unfortunate jail time, file this one under “what would Dilbert do?” A mother of three children is going to spend 27 months in federal prison for creating and submitting inflated invoices for U.S. army helicopters. The American Aviation office clerk, Lisa Michael Hall, says she was just doing what her superiors told her to when she created and sent manipulated bills to the U.S. government. Hall did not benefit in any way from the increased billing, but there was also no hard evidence that she was told to monkey with the numbers. So, Hall’s off to jail. Remember that next time you complain about your boss. Whoever Hall’s is definitely wins the worst boss ever award.
3. Sure Romo is wondering how great he is and Dez Bryant won’t carry pads, but there is no good reason to start thinking about football when your Texas Rangers took two of three against the Angels this weekend, extending their lead in the A.L. West to six games. Get thee to the ballpark.