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Kuffer has a real good take on straight ticket voting and the local judiciary.  Here is how it ends up:

Again, I agree that our system of making judges is problematic, but straight-ticket voting is not the problem, and eliminating it is not a solution. It’s a feel-good measure cloaking a partisan intention, and it should be seen as such.

You need to check out Kuffer’s entire take here.

I wonder what the Chron E-Board thinks about Kuffer’s take. 

If anybody has a better take, let us know!

Name the last pitcher to win back-to-back AL Cy Young Awards?

From 1980 to 1989, name the MLB club that produced the most MVP Award winners?

For about a day, the Texas Ethics Commission thought about taking over criminal enforcement duties from the Travis County DA’s office.  Not a good idea and a lot of folks are glad the thought only lasted a day. 

Here is a story on it.

Burkablog had this to say about the one day thought:

This is a terrible idea. The ethics commission has a long and undistinguished history of being toothless. The system is set up to fail.

Here is the rest of Burkablog.

And even Kuffer weighed in:

At this point, the best argument for letting the Travis County DA continue in this role is that they are not connected to state government, which gives them an independence no other option would have. I didn’t expect anything to come of this, and it turns out that the TEC has since had second thoughts.

Here is all of Kuffer on the one day thought.

I’ve said it before.  The Ethics Commission needs help but not this kind of help.

Pedro Martinez of the Red Sox of course won the AL Cy Young Award in 1999 and 2000.

The Phillies and the Brewers each produced three MVP Award winners in the ‘80s of course: For the Phillies – Mike Schmidt in 1980, 1981 and 1986, for the Brewers – Rollie Fingers in 1981 and Robin Yount in 1982 and 1989.

The President served Romney chili yesterday.  On Election Day Latinos gave Romney the chile…awwww!

Wilton Lopez is still a ‘Stro.

 

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