Commentary has said before that it was never about voter fraud at the polls. I’m talking about the BS GOP promoting their voter I.D. bills. It has always been about making it harder for Latinos and others to cast votes. It has been about putting up barriers at the polls. Burkablog points out today a Washington Post article about a review of voter fraud in the U.S. of A. Here is from the Post piece:
The analysis of 2,068 reported fraud cases by News21, a Carnegie-Knight investigative reporting project, found 10 cases of alleged in-person voter impersonation since 2000. With 146 million registered voters in the United States, those represent about one for every 15 million prospective voters.
Here is what Burkablog says:
Fraud by impersonation is a myth, perpetuated by Republicans to justify Voter I.D. laws that suppress turnout. You’ll never convince me otherwise. It’s one of the worst things that has happened to American democracy.
Tsk, tsk, tsk, GOP! Sooner or later (hopefully sooner) the Latino vote is going to take a hunk out of your arse. Hopefully it will happen this year in Colorado, Nevada, and New Mexico.
Yesterday Commentary mentioned the five seasons (1994-1999) the ‘Stros wore the Blue and Gold Star uniforms. How many winning seasons did the ‘Stros have wearing the Blue and Gold Star uniforms?
I lifted this from Politico that lifted it from the Boston Globe today:
Both (Rupert) Murdoch and (NY Mayor Michael) Bloomberg said they were mystified that Romney hasn’t done more to reach out to Latino voters by outlining plans to ease immigration
“Give them a path to citizenship,” Murdoch said. “They pay taxes. They are hard-working people. Why Mitt Romney doesn’t do it, I have no idea because they are naturally Republicans.”
Bloomberg added: “The Republicans walking away from the Latino community is about as dumb a strategy as any political party has ever adopted. "
You can say that again and again!
Meanwhile the process for DREAMERs begins today! Si se puede!
My pal Gary Polland in his latest Texas Conservative Review opposes the HISD bonds. Well at least the HISD Bonds Campaign won’t have to spend a ton of money buying ads in Gary’s campaign special edition mailer. Here is part of what Gary says:
Congratulations to Greg Meyers, the only school board member with enough common sense to agree HISD should earn the voters trust first before asking for the whole enchilada. Voters should take a look at this stinker and vote NO, so HISD can have a reality check and do their planning in stages. Remember, it is always good to learn to walk before one runs.
Gary also lets us know what is going on behind the scenes at the local Dem Party. Here is what he says:
This hasn’t made the local media yet, but former Democratic Chair Gerald Birnberg has made a complaint designed to remove Democratic "accidental" District Attorney candidate Lloyd Oliver from the ballot. This is an interesting development.
TCR wonders, do the D’s intend to remove and replace with a handpicked star who they think could take advantage of the nasty GOP primary battle between incumbent Pat Lykos and successful primary challenger Mike Anderson? Do the Democrats think that they can convince enough swing and Lykos loyalists to vote their way, and win a tight battle? Maybe it’s time for the Anderson group to smoke the peace pipe with District Attorney Lykos and her supporters.
I sure am glad Gary is around to let me know what the local Dem Party is up to.
Former H-Town CM Peter Brown addressed City Council yesterday to complain about the City-County-METRO GMPs deal that was cut the other day. However, former CM Brown wouldn’t call it a deal – got it!
Julianna Margulies from “The Good Wife” is one of Commentary’s favorite TV actresses. I’m adding Emily Mortimer from “The Newsroom” to the list.
All five of the Blue and Gold Star uniform seasons were winning seasons of course (66-49 in ’94, 76-68 in ’95, 82-80 in ’96, 84-78 in ’97, 102-60 in ’98, and 97-65 in ’99).
The GM sent us an email yesterday thanking us for hanging in there and ‘splaining why we’re doing lousy and how we are going to get better. He didn’t need to ‘splain why we’re not winning – no hitting, no pitching, lousy base running, missing the cutoff man, lousy fielding, mental mistakes, and lousy ballplayers). I’d much rather get an email from him this morning ‘splaining how in the heck we scored 10 runs last night that included a pair of three run dingers.