Sunday, April 1, 2012

Sunday morning roundup

Here are a few items from the week to chew over on a Sunday morning...

Galveston County District Clerk Jason Murray just flipped himself from the frying pan right into the fire. Back in December, Mr. Murray was charged with assaulting his wife after a Christmas party sponsored by the Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association. He pled guilty and was placed on probation for two years. On Tuesday afternoon Mr. Murray was arrested by League City police and charged with driving while intoxicated after getting into two minor accidents.

Houston City Council member Helena Brown has wasted no time in building her reputation as a right wing nut. First she made her mark by tabling spending items sponsored by other council members and now she's accused a fellow wingnut of being a communist for opposing Entergy's request for a rate hike for city residents living in Kingwood.

Japan executed two men earlier this week - by hanging. Inmates sentenced to death are not told when they are scheduled to be killed, leaving them to worry about whether any day could be their last. Worse still, families are told about the execution until after the fact.

NPR played the "What If?" game the other day and asked how the Lone Star State would fare as a republic once again.

And finally, while television networks love to elevate the owners of professional sports teams as demi-gods, there are a few who don't attend every game. But, were you aware that the owner of the Seattle Mariners has never seen a Mariners game in person in the twenty years he's owned the team?

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