I don’t know if you noticed but Traci Jensen’s Tea Party State Board of Education, District 6 opponent now has a few billboards – interesting. You think her opponent might be concerned about the campaign Traci is running and the number of moderate Republicans that are taking Traci’s yard signs? I told you so! It is not too late to request a Traci yard sign by going to www.jensen4stateboard.com.
Yard signs trump billboards any day!
Commentary is not a big fan of billboards in political campaigns, but still?
Oilers Hangover: That’s the term some of us used to use when we were thinking that the Oilers were headed to the Super Bowl and then we got beat by teams like the Steelers, Bills, and Chiefs. The following Monday morning most of H-Town was bummed out and had an Oilers Hangover. You didn’t even have to drink to have an Oilers Hangover. You just weren’t in the mood to do anything that Monday.
These days it’s fun to watch folks get super excited about their H-Town NFL football again. Texans Mania has taken over H-Town – that’s for sure and we’ve only played five games this season. Like most folks the other night, Commentary was worried that the Jets might win it on the last drive of the game. We ended up winning in front of a national TV audience.
Every game is going to get more important as the season goes along. The Packers game this Sunday night at Reliant and on NBC is going to be huge. Nothing else in H-Town that evening is going to matter.
The things I hate most about the NFL are the injuries to players. NFL football is a violent sport, but the U.S. of A. loves it. Former Texan now Chief Eric Winston said this the other day:
I’ve already kinda come to the understanding that I won’t live as long because I play this game and that’s OK, that’s a choice I’ve made and a choice all of us have made.
Brian Cushing, the Texans’ defensive captain, is out for the season and fans in these parts are kind of down. Injuries are the sad reality of the NFL. They are going to happen and happen on every team so don’t get down or bummed out for too long when a Texan goes down. That’s the NFL folks love.
Over the next few weeks I think H-Town is in for a ride with the Texans. After this Sunday they got two more prime time games on the road and a Thanksgiving Day special in Detroit. Have fun and let’s enjoy.
Happy 13th BD today to Abby Eastman! I saw Abby last night and she is the cutest. Anna and Brad are proud parents for sure!
On July 6, 1933, MLB played its first All Star Game. Where was the game played? Hint: At an AL city.
Commentary mentioned the East Downtown development story in yesterday’s Chron. It would have been nice if they would have given some props to H-Town CM James Rodriguez and his predecessor now State Rep. Carol Alvarado. Both have worked hard to get East Downtown where it is at today if you ask me.
Here is what the County put out yesterday evening:
As of this evening we have approved 68,456 applications and sent out 65,622 ballots. We have received 14,580 voted ballots returned.
25,479 have been generated by the GOP and 20,402 by Dems.
Stacey Dash, an actress who Commentary had never heard of until yesterday, endorsed Romney yesterday. Dash, who is African American, put out her endorsement on the internet. Then she got ripped for going against a fellow African American – The President.
Hey, when you go on the internet to smack off like Commentary does sometimes, expect to get knocked around by folks of different persuasions including those that want to inject race, hate, or love. If you don’t like it, tell your story on a rotary dial phone or mail it to the Romney campaign on a post card!
The Chron has a story today about the City of H-Town studying the idea of going full blown recycling with our garbage.
Of course, they don’t say how much they want to charge us.
Old Comiskey Park in Chicago of course was the site of the first ever MLB All Star Game.
I don’t have anything from The Yard today – sorry!