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Two TABC agents walk into a scumbar...

Have you heard the one about the TABC agents on Lower Greenville?

Two TABC agents walk into a Lower Greenville scumbar and order a couple Shirley Temples.

The bartender looks them over and says, We don't see too many TABC agents around here.

The first agent says, Yeah, we've been busy in Irving.

The second agent says, Don't worry, you'll be seeing us more often.

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Legal issues
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"Thou shall not use my name in vain" also applies to political campaigns

Update 3.3.06 - A number of folks have called BD to tell him that the candidate referenced in this story has sent out another mailer with Mr. Cunningham's endorsement, along with the other bogus names. We are this close to putting his bogus name on here but for the publicity it would generate in his favor.

And on top of that, two other candidates for constable have been using state rep Dan Branch's name in their mailings. Only one has had Branch's endorsement since the beginning of the campaign. The other guy put Branch's name on his website months ago, then pulled it down when he got outed.

Now he has a new mailer with Branch's name - just days before the election. Again, we won't name names (until after the election) but we will drop a hint: The candidate who looks like death-warmed-over does not have the endorsement.

By Avi S. Adelman under Elections , Legal issues
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HGABA swears they refunded raffle money, but still won't show records

Association submits affidavit to Texas Attorney General - offers no proof, just a promise and cross-my-heart-hope to die

In late 2004, the Hysterical Greenville Avenue Bars Association (HGABA) decided to hold a raffle - promising to give away a used Harley Davidson motorcycle to raise money for an unnamed charity. (link - HGABA faced legal action by Texas AG over phony raffle/Charity does not begin in the bars)

With the help of the Texas Attorney General's Consumer Affairs office, BD was able to shut down this phony raffle and prove it was just another dumb idea to help sell a used motorcycle and put more money in the pockets of the scumbar owners.

Now HGABA wants us to believe that all the raffle money was refunded without any hesitation or deduction. BD has the sworn affidavit, signed on Tuesday by current HGABA president Christy Deal (Sugar Shack), admitting they don't even know if all the money was returned.

And you wonder why people are having so much trouble believing anything a scumbar owner would say, let alone sign???

If you believe HGABA really truly refunded all the raffle money, BD has a butt-floss bridge over the Trinity River he wants to sell you.

By Avi S. Adelman under Neighborhoods , Legal issues
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There is a cure for "Fear of Towing"

It's amazing how so-called intelligent politicians can dance around an issue without tripping on each other's feet.

The answer is already out there, to paraphrase The X-Files, and there is not a damned thing our Dallas City Council can do to stop them.

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Legal issues
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Mandatory towing for uninsured drivers would exempt South Dallas residents

New proposal includes special ID card for uninsured motorists in Districts 1 and 8

According to a reported published last week in the DMN, Mayor Laura Miller is proposing that uninsured drivers involved in accidents would have their vehicle towed straight to the pound (link). This policy is already in effect in Arlington, DeSoto, Haltom City, Irving, Mesquite, Plano and Rockwall County.

By Avi S. Adelman under Dallas City Council , Legal issues
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