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SAGA Pod 1.6: Is Downtown Dallas Segregated?

Jim Schutze and I try to figure out why you should care about the HUD-Dallas stories. Bottom line: it’s because the city has been taking federal money to end segregation, and apparently/allegedly/maybe been using that money to promote segregation, at least downtown. We discuss what this means, if Mary Suhm should get any blame (I get a little yell-y at this point,) and whether this would make a better column than the one I planned to write about DISD. Also: We debut a segment with a good friend of mine who has long suggested he would be a fantastic addition to the pod.

 

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Did You Know There Was Going To Be a ‘State-Sponsored Nuclear Attack’ on Super Bowl XLV?

I didn’t, but then I came across The Nuclear Bible, David Chase Taylor’s free eBook. It came out a few years ago, prior to Super Bowl XLV at AT&T Stadium. Like most things like this, it is sort of impossible to follow. It’s a big cache of stories and documents and suppositions and shaky connections that adds up to … something? It points to a false-flag attack (OBVIOUSLY) and it’s perhaps appealing to you if 1) you hate President Obama, 2) you hate the government in general, and/or 3) you are terrified of being a human person living in the United States of America. Or, you naturally assume that Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games trilogy is not fiction, but the work of a time traveler who has come back to warn us of North America’s impending doom and also to make a gang of money in book sales and film options.

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It Has Come To This: Complaining About the Paint Job of the X Marking Where JFK Was Shot

Ace reporter Rodger Jones from the scene, where the X the city removed the day before Friday’s 50th anniversary commemoration has now returned: It’s a relatively crude, hand-painted job, and it looks like tires moving over the wet paint made a series of faded Xs downstream of the one. … Previous X’s have consisted of white reflective […]

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Ebook About Chris Kyle and Satan, American Sniper in Hell, Disappears from Amazon.com

The day after Chris Kyle was killed in February, a short ebook appeared on Amazon.com. It was called American Sniper in Hell, and the author was listed as “Lou Cipher.” The premise, according to the description, had something to do with the just-slain sniper meeting Satan in Hell. I only know about this ebook because […]

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Tempers Flare, Obscenities Hurled at Anti-Obamacare Rally

Contrary to the views of the political and media elites—see anchorman Will McAvoy’s telling diatribe on The Newsroom—I’ve always thought tea partiers were pretty much common-sense folks tired of seeing the national debt run up. So it’s disappointing when their ilk live up to the angry-and-out-of-control stereotype. Apparently that’s what happened at last night’s “Defund […]

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City Manager Tommy Gonzalez: Irving Leaders ‘Need to Stop Eating Their Young’

From watching the Cowboys HQ flee for Frisco and the Byron Nelson golf tourney pull up stakes for Dallas, the city of Irving seems to be on a losing streak lately, as Eric discusses in the current issue of D Magazine. Now Tommy Gonzalez, the somewhat controversial Irving city manager, is speaking out about the […]

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Leading Off (7/1/13)

Will West Dallas Trailer Park Residents Vacate Land for Development — or Squat? Some of the residents of the trailer park off of Fort Worth Ave. near the Commerce St. Bridge have lived in the same spot since the early 1980s. Now they will have to vacate since the owner of the property plans to […]

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Leading Off (6/24/13)

Businessman, Community Leader Is Also Serial Bank Robber: Farmers Branch resident Luis Delagarza was known by his neighbors as an upstanding citizen, a community activist, and a businessman. Then he was arrested in April for a robbery of a Wells Fargo Bank branch. Now the FBI has identified him as the “Mesh Mask Bandit,” a […]

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