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Archive for August 11th, 2010

Today the H-Town City Council will consider acting on the Term Limits Review Commission’s recommendation.  Today’s lead editorial in the Chron is certainly not a ringing endorsement of the recommendation.  Check it out.  I think Council just ought to thank the Term Limits Review Commission members for giving their time to this effort and then vote this sucker down.

We all know that a huge part of Guv Dude’s strategy is running against Washington and the federal government.  So why are we playing into his hands?   Here’s the Chron piece on the federal education dollars with a special amendment aimed at Dude.  Check it out.

Here’s from the piece:

You can be sure that Texas is singled out by this legislation — it was singled out by the governor who grabbed $3.2 billion of federal aid to education to bail out a mismanaged state government," (Cong. Lloyd) Doggett told House colleagues.

Come on!  That’s just what Dude wants!

What happened in the MLB 16 years ago today?

Bonus:  Former ‘Stro and current ATL closer Billy Wagner got the save last night against us.  When the ‘Stros traded him away to the Phillies after the 2003 season, who did we get in return?

On August 11, 1994, after the Mariners defeated the A’s in Oakland, the MLB players went on strike of course and there wasn’t a World Serious that year.

The ‘Stros received Ezequiel Astacio,  Taylor Buchholz, and Brandon Duckworth of course for Billy Wagner back in 2003.  We wuz robbed!

What can I say about last night other than our closer couldn’t close as we close out with the ATL and Bobby Cox this afternoon. 

 

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