In today’s Chron there is a story about the H-Town police union wanting to ask your, errr my immigration status when they pull you, errr us over. Check it out. This is a very bad idea. Heck, some Latino with a good tan could be coming home from a Cinco De Mayo celebration and he could be pulled over because he’s dressed in Cinco De Mayo gear. Personally, Commentary likes Gary Blankinship, the head of the police union, but he is way out of the mainstream on this one. If we have learned one thing in the past few years is that Latino voters react at the polls when anti immigrant proposal like these are promoted. If the police union keeps this up, look for a surge in local Latino voter turnout in the upcoming city elections. This issue is definitely a good one to pass on to the Houston Area Latino Summit (HALS) participants. It is probably a good idea for HALS to get council members and candidates on record on this issue. Stay tuned.
Commentary’s client Yolanda Navarro Flores didn’t make the H-Town City Council District H Special Election run-off and I’m not in the mood to say anything else about this. I will later though. Congrats to Ed and Maverick for moving on.
Death, taxes, Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter, and Yao getting hurt are things you can always count on every year.
Commentary and Dante spent the day after the Special Election at The Yard yesterday and watched the ‘Stros complete a sweep of the Padres. Dante is Commentary’s best baseball Yard buddy these days. We talk baseball and a little bit about movies. He told me he just made the All Stars. He’s also a switch hitter – not bad. The team takes the day off then will be in Colorado tomorrow evening.