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Archive for January 15th, 2010

It is now official!  H-Town now has a dumbarse for a Fire Chief.  Check out today’s Chron.  How does he expect to head a department when he participates in a meeting that a female firefighter described as “demeaning?”  Didn’t the city fork over a couple of hundred thousand to some law firms to check out HFD to see if there were any systems that needed fixing in the way they treat women and didn’t the law firms report that things were A-OK?  I guess they didn’t bother to interview the Fire Chief.   I wonder if the city can get their money back?

My good friend Serge weighed in on the new Mayor’s transition folks.  This is what he is sending out:  “I was an Annise Parker supporter, but to have only one Latino on the transition team is shameful.  Historically, Latinos have been discriminated in terms of personnel and services by departments like Housing & Community Development and other City departments.  It is imperative to have not only skilled transition team members, but also have skilled members that reflect the diversity of Houston.  The skilled Latinos that could have been on this transition team are available.  This announcement surely does (not) accomplish that goal.”

Stay tuned!

Who said:  “Jackie Robinson made it possible for me in the first place. Without him, I would never have been able to do what I did.”

Yesterday’s HISD meeting was pretty cool as CM James Rodriguez swore in Trustee Anna Eastman.  CM Ed Gonzalez was there.  So was HCC Trustee Yolanda Navarro Flores.  So was my pal Mary Almendarez.  So were my pals Bill King and Ben Hall, who by the way swore in Larry Marshall.

Martin Luther King, Jr., of course, in David Faulkner’s “Great Time Coming:  The Life of Jackie Robinson from Baseball to Birmingham.”  FYI:  Dr. King was born 81 years ago today.

Dieudone Paul, a 22-year old lefty in the ‘Stros system is from Haiti.   He is OK though because he and his family were in the Dominican Republic when the earthquake hit.  Paul was signed last June and turned in a 1.65 ERA in 16 appearances during the Dominican Summer League.

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