Category: off the rails

  • Three Notable Developments Across the Pond

    1. Anti-Social Behavior Orders (ASBOs) From the Home Office’s website: Anti-social behaviour orders (ASBOs) are court orders which [sic] forbid specific threatening or intimidating actions. An ASBO can ban a person from: threatening, intimidating or disruptive actions spending time with a particular group of friends visiting certain areas ASBOs are in effect for a minimum of […]

  • Rescheduled From This Thursday

    In yet another attempt at morale-building, Pat Lykos is ordering every Harris County assistant district attorney to attend her swearing-in ceremony on January 1, 2009. January 1, 2009 is a county holiday. Does anyone remember the boxing video game from the ’80s? You’d hit your opponent, and the machine would say “body blow! body blow!” […]

  • Who Will Be Our Next D.A.?

    The local Republican mucky-mucks met with Harris County DA Chuck Rosenthal last week, asking him not to run for reelection. Chuck refused their request, announcing publicly that he is going to run and he is going to win. The party is interviewing potential candidates to run against Chuck. The filing deadline is 5 p.m. today, […]