Archive for December 2nd, 2010

My pal Bill King has another take in today’s Chron on the City of H-Town finances.  Check it out:  http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/editorial/outlook/7320003.html.  Bill’s takes always drives the lefties bonkers.  They can’t stand that he has a forum to give out his takes every Thursday.  Of course, Bill has been talking about the City’s finances for a couple of years now.  He’s probably studied them more than most folks in H-Town aside from those that work at City Hall in the Finance Department or Controller’s Office.

 There is a front page story in today’s Chron on the H-Town PD having to cut $15 mil.  Check it out:   http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/7320081.html.  The H-Town Mayor says that public safety won’t take a hit.  If that’s the case, why were we spending that $15 mil to begin with?

 With the City of H-Town and the Lone Star State facing major budget problems, Commentary is not going to get in the business of telling folks where to cut spending or how to raise revenue.   However, anyone that starts handing out opinions on our local and state government budget woes please lay out how you would fix things and that includes my pal Bill.

 Let me know where you would slash and burn.  Let me know if you will freeze pay raises.  Let me know if you are going to increase my car inspection fee.  Let me know if you want trash pick-up to be once every two weeks.  Let me know if you want to raise my property taxes or create a state income tax.  Let me know what libraries will close.

 Back in 2003, the ‘Stros threw the six pitcher no-no against the Yankees in Old Yankee Stadium.  Who pitched the last no-no before that one for the ‘Stros? 

 There is another take out there in cyberspace about the Latino voter turnout and mentions Latino consultants.  For the record, Commentary has not been retained to help with turning out of the Latino vote since 2002, so don’t blame me.

 Old Hutch closed her office door to The DREAMERS yesterday.  Check out the Chron column on their effort yesterday:  http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/falkenberg/7320191.html.

 The late Darryl Kile of course pitched a no-no against the Mets at the Dome on September 8, 1993.  Darryl was born 42 years ago today left us way too soon and his number 57 hangs at The Yard.

 The ‘Stros signed possible starter number 5 Nelson Figueroa to a one-year deal yesterday and that’s all I have from The Yard.

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