Archive for July 5th, 2010

In a recent article on the House Speaker of the Lone Star State, Dem legislators had different opinions:

"He’s bending over backwards for people who are never, ever going to support him," said Rep. Jessica Farrar, D-Houston. "Those of us who would like to work with him in running the state, he’s taking for granted."

"The speaker’s always been fair and accessible and open," said Rep. Aaron Peña, D-Edinburg.

Rep. Donna Howard, D-Austin, said she and Straus don’t always agree on policy, but he allows her to do her work.

"I would definitely say I’ve been treated fairly," Howard said. "The mood in the House is much different than before Speaker Straus came on board. There’s an environment where we as legislators are allowed to do our jobs and work the system without obstruction."

"The speaker has had four chances to appoint members to the Sunset commission and only one of those appointments has been a Democrat," said Rep. Garnet Coleman, D-Houston.  "Anyone who doesn’t believe he is a dyed-in-the-wool conservative Republican isn’t paying attention to the appointments."

Oh, well!

Meanwhile, it looks like the most irrelevant GOPer in the GOP is the Chair of the RNC – huh!  He’ll be lucky to survive the week.

Michael Bourn is the only ‘Stro on the NL All-Star squad.  I’m OK with that.  Roy O. didn’t get on.  I’m OK with that, too.

The last time the NL won an All-Star Game was in 1996. Who represented the ‘Stros that year?

I’m sorry but it ain’t a true Hot Dog Eating Contest unless you have Kobayashi in the mix.  There was no drama at all yesterday.

B-G-O and Bagwell of course were on the NL All-Star team in 1996 that won 6-0.

There is a reason why only one Caballito now shows up at The Yard these days.  Numero 45 continues to look helpless at the plate, particularly in clutch situations.  His .232 batting average is a big reason we’re at 32-51. 


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