Archive for August 2nd, 2010

The Chron had another piece on immigration this past weekend. Check it out.

It seems like everyone is talking about this issue except Dems.

Here are a few juicy morsels from the piece:

"If the conservative coalition is going to be a governing coalition, it’s going to have to include an awful lot of Hispanics, and you’re not going to bring an awful lot of Hispanics into your coalition with anti-Hispanic immigration rhetoric," said Richard Land, a Houston native who is president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission.

There are some within the GOP that get it.

State Rep. Leo Berman, R-Tyler, said he believes a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants is a path to creating Democratic voters.  "There’s 25 million in the United States – you can’t listen to the 8 million to 12 million numbers that come out of Washington every day – you’re going to create an instant 25 million Democrats," Berman said.

Commentary is finally glad to see a GOP leader call it like it is.  At least he’s honest about this. 

In the Texas governor’s race, Republican Gov. Rick Perry and Democrat Bill White have been treading carefully.  White, whom critics claim presided over a "sanctuary city" while mayor of Houston, generally does not mention immigration unless it is brought up in a question from his audience. Perry, who has said he opposes an Arizona-style law for Texas, emphasizes border security.

Commentary thinks Dems are playing into Guv Dude’s hands by treading lightly.  Latino voters won’t get enthused by a treading lightly strategy.  Say it ain’t so!

When I got to The Yard Friday evening, the buzz focused on The Big Puma getting traded to the Yankees.  The day before, we had just shipped Roy O. to the Phillies.  The Big Puma trade became official around noon on Saturday.

I don’t have a problem with The Big Puma getting traded.  He was hitting .240 something. 

New ‘Stro pitcher J.A. Happ was very effective Friday night.  Meanwhile, Roy O. got slapped around some in his Phillies debut – chuckle, chuckle!

Wandy is the only ‘Stro from the 2005 World Serious team still wearing the brick red.  In the 2005 World Serious, how much action did Wandy see?

Bonus:  J.A. Happ is wearing the numero 30.  Who was the last ‘Stro to wear the numero 30?

I’m not going to say anything, but we’re 3-0 without The Big Puma and Roy O.

Commentary, Dante, and CM James Rodriguez sat with my pal Drayton yesterday and got to see rookie ‘Stros’ first baseman Brett Wallace get his first major league base hit.

Wandy got to pitch a third of an inning in the top of the 14th of course in our 14 inning Game 3 loss to the White Sox.

Shawn Chacon of course was the last ‘Stro to wear the numero 30 – yikes!

I like the changes that were made.  I think they are going to surprise a lot of people.  I think the next two months are going to be fun at The Yard. 


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