Archive for May 26th, 2009

The President picked a Latina – Sonia Sotomayor – for the Supreme Court and Commentary loves it! It hasn’t sunk in yet though. This is why we (Latinas and Latinos) fight the fight. Days like today make it all worthwhile.

Commentary just watched her make very moving remarks after being introduced by The President.

Too often idiots will spew out of their pieholes that ethnicity of race shouldn’t matter when it comes to serving in high office. Well, it matters to Commentary because we haven’t had that many Latinos and Latinas serve in high office.

It is going to be interesting to see if the GOP right wing arseholes decide to bang on Judge Sotomayor during the confirmation process. Go on ahead and make our day and continue to lose our (Latina/Latino) votes.

This is from an AP article today about Judge Sotomayor: “In one of her most memorable rulings as federal district judge, Sotomayor essentially salvaged baseball in 1995, ruling with players over owners in a labor strike that had led to the cancellation of the World Series.” Hey, Judge Sotomayor is a South Bronx resident and lifelong Yankee fan – what did you expect? You gotta like that! Muchas gracias Mr. President!

Speaking of GOP arseholes, Jerome sent me a piece about the anti paperless folk State Rep Leo Berman saying he’s going to run for Guv of the Lone Star State. Well, if he does, he’ll take away votes from Guv Dude and maybe open the door for Hutch to sneak in.

There is an interesting piece in today’s Chron about the future of the GOP. The article looks at two GOP models – Florida and the Lone Star State.  Check it out.

H-Town CM James Rodriguez sent the following to Houston Area Latino Summit Members on Friday:

“Dear Houston Area Latino Summit Member:

“I want to thank you for continuing to express an interest in the Houston Area Latino Summit.  Many of you have inquired about our next step.  I have a suggestion/proposal and I would like your feedback.

“As you recall, at the inaugural meeting of the Houston Area Latino Summit, we discussed political empowerment, the 2010 Census, education, public safety, immigration and economic opportunity. This November, the City of Houston voters will elect a new mayor and to date, there are four candidates: Peter Brown, Gene Locke, Roy Morales, and Annise Parker. I believe the mayoral candidates should address many of the issues discussed at the Latino Summit. It is important for us to remind these candidates that today, Latinos make up over 40% of the City of Houston’s population and that it is essential to us that they address the local Latino agenda. I am proposing that the next Houston Area Latino Summit be held in July and consist of a debate on those local Latino issues discussed at the inaugural Latino Summit meeting.

“As the only Latino member of the Houston City Council, I feel I can best be helpful by getting the candidates to address our concerns. For now, it is my intention to not endorse anyone in this mayoral race. I am evaluating the feasibility of recruiting a sample of uncommitted Latino registered voters to grade the candidates on their debate performance.  Furthermore, I would also like to enlist the support, input and participation of local Latino journalists and organizations on the format this debate should have in order to have a successful mayoral debate. The Latino voter can very well determine the outcome of the mayoral election, but we must be prepared.

“Please consider helping me develop a debate format that will engage the mayoral candidates in a meaningful dialogue on these concerns. You can e-mail your suggestions to info@houstonlatinosummit.com. 

Thank you for your time and attention to this matter.  I look forward to hearing from you soon. 


James Rodriguez, Houston City Council Member, District I”

Stay tuned.

Commentary forgot to mention that The Lovely Wendy and James made the KissKam at The Yard this past Sunday. Meanwhile, Commentary spent yesterday afternoon watching the ‘Stros stink up Great American Ballpark….arrrrggghhhh!

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