Archive for December 13th, 2010

The Chron’s Columnist put out a piece yesterday on the H-Town Mayor’s operation and it isn’t pretty.  This time Chief of Staff Waynette Chan is singled out – ouch!  Check out the piece.

Here is the part of the piece that I found the most interesting:

The trouble boiled over two weeks ago when Mayor Annise Parker went to the mat over an appointment to the Houston Port Authority board, and lost. Both those who voted with the mayor and those who voted against her described the fight as unnecessary, nasty and disrespectful of council members.

My take is that early on Port Commissioner Janiece Longoria had the votes for reappointment.  At that point, the other candidate just should have stepped aside.  Instead a decision was made to turn votes around.  That strategy backfired and so now folks are piling on.  It didn’t have to get to this if you ask me.

“The Today Show” announced this morning the six finalists for “Time” person(s) of 2010.  They are:  The Chilean miners, the Wiki-leaks fella, the CEO of Apple, the Karzaid fella from Afghanistan, the founder of Facebook, and the Tea Party.  The person(s) will be announced Wednesday morning.  I’m putting my money on the Tea Party.

This former MLBer was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1991, he was the NL Cy Young Award Winner in 1971, and he won 20 or more games seven different seasons.  Who am I talking about?

The red light camera makers are in federal court saying that the November 2 election results don’t count and the red light cameras should stay up until 2014 as the contract says.  Oh yeah!  If the election didn’t matter, why did they plunk down close to $1.5 mil to promote Prop 3?

The place to be tonight in H-Town is Reliant for Monday Night Football.  Commentary won’t be there. 

Ferguson Jenkins of course ended up his pitching career at 284 wins and 226 losses.  Ferguson Jenkins is celebrating his 68th BD today.

If you can’t beat them, join them says State Rep. Alan Ritter the Quitter who is now a GOPer.

Commentary was out doing a little shopping and stopped by one of the bookstores and saw a ‘Stros 2011 calendar for sale.  It had months for The Big Puma, Roy O., and Pedro Feliz.  I don’t know about that.

I also saw a book on the greatest MLBers of all time with a mention of Jeff Bagwell, but his bio was of someone else.  I also don’t know about that.

My pal Drayton still owns the ‘Stros and that’s all I have from The Yard.


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