Archive for October 13th, 2010

I don’t know about you, but this Democrat hasn’t read any good stories in hard copy or online these days about things going A-Okay for Democrats in the Lone Star State heading into next Monday’s Early Voting in Person. The same thing goes for TV.  There is a story in today’s Chron about the Former H-Town Mayor trying to derail Guv Dude’s reelection and not having success – yet.   In the article, my old pal Bill Miller says “Bill White is being treated as a loser by Rick Perry.”  Ouch!

We’ve seen the stories about all the polls showing Dude ahead despite the fact that he’s gotten bad coverage on his enterprise fund handouts to his buddies.  He’s also had the kitchen sink thrown at him by the Back to Basics PAC and he still moves along like the Energizer Bunny.

I want to see the stories that say this race is tightening up.  I want to see stories that say the Latino vote is energized and will likely make the difference.  I want to see the stories that say Dude’s shady handling of the enterprise fund is fixing to bite him in the arse. 

I’m afraid if we don’t start getting some better press, our vote might think, what the heck, it ain’t our year so why go vote.  Before the Texas Two Step back in the winter of 2008 and in the fall of 2008, there was a buzz on the street about going to vote.   I don’t hear the buzz these days.

Of course, we’ll have a picture of sorts to look at Monday evening after the first day of Early Voting.

When was the last time the Yankees lost in an ALCS?

The First Lady will hit the trail today to campaign for Dems.  Of course, she won’t be coming to the Lone Star State.

It takes about 15 minutes for the Chilean miners to ride up in the capsule gizmo in total darkness.  If I had to ride in total darkness for 15 minutes, I’d want one of those ipod gizmos with two songs – “Hey Jude” and “Light My Fire” – that would probably consume the 15 minutes.

In 2004 of course, the Yankees led the Red Sox three games to zip but then lost four in a row.

The Houston Press took a dig at the renovations at The Yard Pam-In-Charge announced last week.  He referenced Alyson’s Footnotes and said Alyson was an MLB writer.  FYI:  Alyson works for the ‘Stros.  That’s all I have from The Yard.

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