OK. I uncommented my testing sources in my sources.list and did an "apt-get dist-upgrade" Now I get some different error (which, by the way, is the original error I was getting before I started tinkering with stuff)
buddha:/home/jimmy# apt-get install xfonts-scalable
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
xfonts-scalable is already the newest version.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 1 not upgraded.
1 not fully installed or removed.
Need to get 0B of archives.
After unpacking 0B of additional disk space will be used.
Setting up xfonts-scalable (4.2.1-12.1) ...
Running update-fonts-scale in Speedo font directory...done.
Running update-fonts-dir in Speedo font directory...done.
Running xftcache in Speedo font directory...Can't scan directory "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo"
dpkg: error processing xfonts-scalable (--configure):
subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 1
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)