Archive for April 12th, 2010

This weekend marked the first one hundred days of the Annise Parker Administration and Commentary has to give her an A Plus so far.  The Chron also had a piece this weekend on The Mayor.  Check it out. 

I could talk about how she is dealing with the budget problems she inherited,  how she is handling METRO, her appointments, trying to keep NASA, and the fact that she got the Downtown Soccer Stadium moving, but I am more impressed with her straight talk.  What she says is what you get.  There isn’t a whole lot of reading between the lines or going to the old political code book and trying to decipher her statements.   In a sense it is kind of refreshing.    She’s now running the city, she owns it now, she has tough budget challenges, and she’s not bullshi__ing us. 

On a related note, my pal Bill King had an Op-Ed  about one of the Mayor’s decisions in yesterday’s Chron. Check it out.

This past weekend, George P. Bush, 41’s grandson and 43’s nephew got some run in the Fort Worth paper about a GOP Latino group he is organizing.  That is interesting.  Maybe he can get the GOP to stop picking on paperless folks.  Stay tuned!

The ‘Stros are off to a miserable 0-6 start.  What has been our best start ever?

“As coroner I must aver, I thoroughly examined her, And she’s not only merely dead, she’s really most sincerely dead.”

Meinhardt Raabe, who played the Munckin coroner in “The Wizard of Oz” and proclaimed in the movie that the Wicked Witch of the East was “really most sincerely dead,” has died. He was 94.

It wasn’t too pretty for Commentary at The Yard this weekend either.  Saturday night I was in a heated debate with a Phiilie fan and wasn’t paying attention and got nailed in the rib cage by a Chase Ultley lined foul ball.   I still have the purple bruise – ouch!

The ‘Stros went 6-0 in 1987 of course and ended up 76-86.

‘Stros catcher J.R. Towles is batting .067.  I don’t think he will be around much longer as the ‘Stros take their first road trip today.

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