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Today's offering will be short and not-so-sweet. Reason?

Commute from McKinney, Texas to Fitzhugh and 75, Dallas: 1 hour, 37 minutes.

Rain. Wrecks. And the HOV phenomenon. Goes like this: People cavalierly ignore the rules of the road and drive their solo vehicles in the HOV lane. Cops pull a stake-out and slow them down, writing as many $200 tickets as they want. Law-abiders, giddy that karma took back some moral ground, stop in the regular lanes and shake an "I toldja so!" fist at the law-breakers, who reply with a one-finger salute.

Good times.

So ... onto the hurried, abbreviated headlines.

Oh screw it, my apologies ...



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